Wally and the Major / by Stan Cross
- Bib ID:
- Cross, Stan, 1888-1977, artist
- Caulfield, [Victoria] : The Herald and Weekly Times, -
- 18 volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 18 x 25 cm
- Australian Comics Collection (Specific issues).
- John Ryan Comic Collection (Specific issues).
- McGee Comics Collection (Specific issues).
"Cross published The Winks, on 20 April 1940. The strip employed a domestic comedy theme and was basically a toned down version of You & Me. In the initial stages, these characters were given their own weekly strip, Tidley Winks & Wally. The Winks were only moderately popular until Cross decided to change the strip's direction and take the main characters into the Army. Mr Winks became Major Winks on 15 July 1940 and the strip was renamed Wally and the Major. Over the 30 years in newspapers and in 18 annual comic books (c.1943–60), readers were able to enjoy the extraordinary, knock-about adventures and lifestyle of Private Wally Higgins, Major Winks, Pudden Bensen and a company of comedy players - in the army in World War II, and afterwards on their North Queensland sugarcane plantation. He continued to produce the strip until failing eyesight forced him to get help with the drawings early in 1970" -- Wikipedia.
- Numbering Note:
- Earlier issues lack numbering and dates; numbering starts with no. 7.
- Cover title.
- Some issues have "An Advertiser feature" on the the cover, other issues have "A Sun feature", "A Herald feature" or "A Courier Mail feature", depending on which newspaper they were issued with. The only way these issues for the one year differ, is by this cover note - the cover pictures and the contents are the same.
- Description based on: No. 7.
- Life Dates:
- No. 1 (1943)-no. 18 (1960)
- Comics (Graphic works)
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