On Tuesday, I will publish details about a new comic that will join the Telegraph Herald lineup to succeed a long-time strip.
Recently, while doing research for another project, I looked through back issues of the Telegraph Herald from July 1954. I noted the comics lineup, then researched the longevity of the comic itself. My source was Don Markstein's Toonopedia.
There are some "classics" on this list, certainly, but there are others that, as the dates indicate, enjoyed a limited lifespan.
Here are the TH comics from a half-century ago. The dates in parentheses indicate when the comic was in syndication, not necessarily the period that the TH carried the particular strip.
Twin Earths (1952-63)
Bringing Up Father (1913-2000)
Red Ryder (1938-64)
Nancy (pictured) (1933-present)
Vic Flint (1946-56 daily; Sundays until 1965)
Boots and Her Buddies (1924-1960; Sundays until 1969)
Wash Tubbs (officially known as Captain Easy) (1924-1988)
Steve Canyon (1947-88)
Freckles and His Friends (1915-71)
Out Our Way (1922-77)
Our Boarding House (1921-81)
Li'l Abner (1934-77)