by Paula Bosse
Ever heard of a little comic strip about Cub Scouts called “Mrs. Lyon’s Cubs,” written by Stan Lee (?!) and drawn by Joe Maneely? Me neither. It lasted only a few months, from February, 1958 until August, 1958, ending, basically, after Maneely’s accidental death (he fell between the cars of a moving train (!) — another artist took over briefly, but the strip never regained whatever comic momentum it might have had).
So, um … Happy Valentine’s Day!
Sources & Notes
More about the short-lived “Mrs. Lyons Cubs” can be found here.
Read Stan Lee’s memories of the strip in the book Stan Lee Conversations (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2007), here.
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