Ragman–not the most thrilling name for a comic book hero, is it? Here, though, from the early 1940′s, we have, of all things, a knock-off of Will Eisner’s Spirit called just that–the Ragman–, complete with politically incorrect sidekick.
Then, three decades later, somebody tried it again! DC came out with a completely unrelated character called the Ragman in the seventies. In what may be his best appearance, here’s a Michael Golden-drawn team-up with everyone’s favorite caped Crusader, the Batman!
And then…! Totally coincidentally, here’s Pappy with a 1940′s adventure of the Rackman, a little person hero who more or less walked on stilts!
Finally, here’s a fun selection of 1950′s panel cartoons from Sweetie-Pie and Bobby Sox (Emmy Lou), both reprinted from contemporary mass market paperback collections of the type that used to fill dime-store shelves.