So, I recently discovered — or rediscovered, technically — that I got an early start with comics.
Adventure comics, to be precise.
Peagusus the Wonder Horse.
(Part of his wonder, as you will see, consists in changing color from panel to panel.)
It’s a Harper Trophy Book, apparently.
Panel 1: Pegasus is having his daily run.
Panel 2: Suddenly, he hears someone saying HELP! He races to the house door and waits for his master, Jenny.
Panel 3: Jenny came running out saying “Grandfather’s been KIDNAPPED!” She leaped on Pegasus.
Panel 4: They went galloping galloping into the forest.
Panel 5: Then they came to a mountain range.
Panel 6: Pegasus jumped over the mountains, one by one.
Panel 7: They finally got to a little clearing in the mountains.
Panel 8: “GRANDFATHER!”Jenny shouted. He was tied up to the mountain.
Panel 9: Jenny quickly went to him. She left Pegasus tied.
Panel 10: She couldn’t untie the knots!
Panel 11: Suddenly, Pegasus leaped free!
Panel 12: With his teeth he clawed the knots that tied Grandfather.
Panel 1: “HE’S FREE!” Jenny shouted.
Panel 2: “And Pegasus freed him!” Grandfather added.
Panel 3: So they went home, riding Pegasus.
Panel 4: Pegasus got a big reward…
Panel 5: Of extra hay!
Panel 6: And the whole family was happy! (Even though it was only two people.)
Panel 7: In the morning, Pegasus had eaten his way through the hay.
Panel 8: And he was fat!
Panel 9: And that’s the end.
Panel 10: Characters: Jenny
Panel 11: Grandfather
Panel 12: Pegasus
Of course, no comic would be complete without the ad on the back cover:
New Tic Tac Toe.
Electronic push buttons.