I just wanted to direct everyone’s attention to Chris Sims‘s completely hilarious breakdown of the last ever Little Orphan Annie strip, which even without the commentary, is so mind-bogglingly bizarre, I…I don’t even have the words.
Also, I’d like to remind people that for a decent chunk of time, Little Orphan Annie was dedicated to creator Harold Gray’s campaign against socialism and populist public reform, because helping the weak is for pussies, and warmongering is the only honest gig in town.
After catching yet another gang of Annie kidnappers he announced that he “wouldn’t think of troubling the police with you boys”, implying that while he and Annie celebrated their reunion, the Asp and his men took the kidnappers away to be lynched.
Things seem so hopeless, in fact, that the police spend a Sunday strip informing Daddy Warbucks that his adopted daughter has most likely been shot in the head execution style and fed to sharks. Really.