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Thursday, December 27, 2007

This Day in Arf History: Ham Fisher’s suicide

Here’s a grisly one, Arf Lovers. On this day in 1955, the body of Ham Fisher was discovered following his suicide in September of that year. But let’s remember him instead as the creator of Joe Palooka, defender of democracy.


This limestone likeness of Joe Palooka resides (appropriately) in Oolitic, Indiana


C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

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One Response to “This Day in Arf History: Ham Fisher’s suicide”

  1. Rich Says:

    3 months from his suicide until the body was found? It must have been plenty ripe by then.

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