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Captain Easy, Soldier of Fortune was an action/adventure comic strip created by Roy Crane that started Sunday, June 11, 1933 and was discontinued in 1988. This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ... Royston Campbell Crane (November 22, 1901 - July 7, 1977) was an American cartoonist and creator of the comic strip characters Wash Tubbs, Captain Easy, and Buz Sawyer. ... June 11 is the 162nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (163rd in leap years), with 203 days remaining. ... 1933 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Originally Captain Easy was a supporting character in the series Wash Tubbs, which focused on the adventures of the zany Washington Tubbs II. On May 6, 1929 Crane introduced taciturn toughguy Captain Easy, who soon took over the strip. In 1933 Crane created Captain Easy, Soldier of Fortune as a Sunday page starring Easy. Wash Tubbs was a comic strip created by Roy Crane that ran from April 14, 1924 to 1988. ... May 6 is the 126th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (127th in leap years). ... 1929 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Captain Easy was a chivalrous Southern adventurer in the classic adventure-hero mold. After a series of globe-trotting adventures Easy enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II, afterwards becoming a private detective. The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ...


The Sunday adventures were initially unconnected to those of the Wash Tubbs strip and dealt with Easy's adventures prior to meeting Tubbs. They are considered a tour-de-force by Crane, who crafted layouts intended to be seen as a coherent whole rather than a disparate collection of panels. Unfortunately in 1937 the Newspaper Enterprise Association syndicate, which employed Crane and owned the strip, introduced the modern policy which requires Sunday pages to be designed as panels that can be rearranged for different formats. Crane then turned the Sunday pages over to Les Turner, his assistant, to concentrate on the daily strip.


The Tubbs and Easy characters were owned by the Newspaper Enterprise Association syndicate and creator Roy Crane abandoned the strips in 1943 to begin Buz Sawyer, a strip he would own outright. 1943 is a common year starting on Friday. ... Buz Sawyer was a popular comic strip created by Roy Crane that ran from November 1, 1943 to 1989. ...


After Crane’s departure control of the strips passed to Turner, who turned the Sunday pages over to his assistant, Walt Scott. Easy was by that time in the U.S. Army and with Tubbs an increasingly unimportant character Turner officially renamed the daily and Sunday strips Captain Easy in 1949. The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ...


Scott drew Captain Easy, Soldier of Fortune through the 1940s and 1950s. Mel Graff began ‘ghosting’ it in 1960. When Turner retired in 1969 control of the strips passed to his assistant, Bill Crooks. The series was discontinued in 1988. 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Wash Tubbs also appeared as a topper, or subsidiary strip, from 1927 to 1933 over J.R. Williams's Sunday comic Out Our Way. Events January 7 - First transatlantic telephone call - New York City to London January 9 - Military rebellion crushed in Lisbon January 14 - Paul Doumer elected president of France January 19 - Britain sends troops to China February 12 - First British troops lad on Shanghai February 14 - Earthquake in Yugoslavia - 700 dead February...


Wash Tubbs and Captain Easy were also featured in Big Little Books during the 1930s, and in a short run of Dell comic books during the 1940s.


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Don Markstein's Toonopedia: Captain Easy (738 words)
Captain Easy is another of those characters like Nancy, Snuffy Smith and Popeye — he started out as a supporting player, and wound up taking over the strip.
On May 6, 1929, he introduced Captain Easy — and before long, Easy was the hero and Wash was the sidekick.
With Easy apparently on the verge of marrying and settling down, Wash took to the road.
Captain Easy (443 words)
Captain Easy, Soldier of Fortune was an action/adventure comic strip created by Roy Crane that started Sunday, June 11, 1933 and was discontinued in 1988.
Originally Captain Easy was a supporting character in the series Wash Tubbs, which focused on the adventures of the zany Washington Tubbs II.
Easy was by that time in the U.S. Army and with Tubbs an increasingly unimportant character Turner officially renamed the daily and Sunday strips Captain Easy in 1949.
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