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The First Little Orphan Annie Comic

Aug 05, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Created by cartoonist Harold Gray, the Little Orphan Annie comic stripped debuted in the New York Daily News on August 5, 1924. The strip featured the adventures of Annie, her dog, Sandy, and Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks. By the 1930s, Little Orphan Annie was one of the most popular strips across the US, and was ranked

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The Wise Little Hen Presents Donald Duck

Jun 09, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  1  Comment

Donald Duck made his debut in 1934 in a short film called The Wise Little Hen. In the cartoon, Donald and his friend, Peter Pig, try to avoid working by faking a stomach ache. One of the most popular cartoon characters of all time, Donald has appeared in more films than any other Disney character,

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Staff Pick – Marvel Retro Standz

Sep 16, 2011 |  Retro Staff |  2 Comments

Greetings, True Believers! With the recent wave of Marvel hero movies, superheroes are in the air here at Planet Retro (um, figuratively speaking). If you’re like me, you probably collect not only classic comics, but all kinds of superhero memorabilia: action figures, tin signs, glasses, busts, plates, pins, you name it. These days, I lean

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Popeye the Sailor

Aug 20, 2008 |  Retro Staff |  1  Comment

For more than 80 years the lovable Popeye the Sailor has been entertaining us with his funny accent and love of spinach. His adventures with Brutus and romantic times with Olive Oyl and Sweet Pea make us laugh and warm our hearts. Popeye is a one-of-a-kind character that will forever be a part of American

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