The Verdict Is In!

Sally’s plan is foiled and Kevin and Andrew are outnumbered.

Kevin has been snared in a noose, yet it’s Sally who sets a trap for her father. Kevin quickly follows her lead.

Andrew is the last one to realize what has played out, but they’re not out of the woods yet. (Literally! Recall they are trapped in a small thicket).

After a dramatic pause, Sir Bernard (Sally’s father) caves in to his daughter, giving the lovebirds permission to marry, and the strip transitions to the next storyline. One minor note is the use of photostats to illustrate Kevin’s rapier in the fourth panel of the December 30, 1962 episode, and in the fifth panel of January 13, 1963. This time-saver became a somewhat frequent tool for Collins in episodes after the comic strip’s logo was updated on April 30, 1961. (The photostats are the same size as the logo’s rapier).

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Kevin Plays Cupid

Dressed in the clothes of the henchmen hired by Sally’s father, Kevin goes about his plan.

The plan goes off, but with a hitch—Sally has been identified. Plus, they have bigger a problem.

Not only has Sally packed a beautiful wedding gown, but plenty of confidence as well. It will be needed, in the face of this adversity! Here are black-and-white versions of the original half-page episodes.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Blind to Reason

Today marks the start of a sequence from late 1962. It features some beautiful illustrations, and its theme of young love seems appropriate as Valentine’s Day nears. The November 25 episode is the transition from yet another chapter with a lovely young lady bidding Kevin a tearful farewell.

Most of the remaining episodes are taken from issues of the NEA Daily and Sunday Comics, with a couple of third-page examples too. So who is this mystery girl?

Sally has certainly settled down, and Kevin learns that her histrionics are over a young man.

After the ever-popular costume change plot point, Kevin unveils his plan.

To be continued…

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