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Sherlocko the Monk: The Mystery of the Busted Slot Machine (August 25, 1911)

Sherlocko the Monk: The Mystery of the Busted Slot Machine (August 25, 1911)

“… the automatic self-adjusting slots …”

– The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plan (BRUC)

We’ve shared a few installments of the Sherlocko The Monk, a comic strip drawn by Gus Mager from 1910 to 1913 in the Hearst newspapers of the era. We are pleased to share another of these comic strips, The Mystery of the Busted Slot Machine, that was published on August 25, 1911 in The Oregon Daily Journal. Enjoy!

 

Sherlocko the Monk: The Adventure of Tightwaddo and the Missing Penny

Sherlocko the Monk: The Adventure of Tightwaddo and the Missing Penny

“It was like some strange caricature …” – The Adventure of the Priory School (PRIO) There are a few Sherlockians that might be familiar with the works of cartoonist Gus Mager. From December 9, 1910 until February 1913, Mager drew Sherlocko the Monk for the Hearst newspaper syndication group. He would draw over 270 strips under… Continue Reading

The Three Stooges and Sherlock Holmes

The Three Stooges and Sherlock Holmes

“I have been making a fool of myself” – The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumbi (ENGR) Your editor grew up during a time when there were only three television networks and a handful of independent UHF television stations. Those independent stations would often show the old movie shorts featuring the slapstick of The Three Stooges.… Continue Reading

Dick Tracy, Hemlock Homes and the Cold Cash Caper

Dick Tracy, Hemlock Homes and the Cold Cash Caper

“… the efficiency of our detective police force …” – A Study In Scarlet (STUD) During the 1961 – 1962 television season, United Production Artists (UPA) created 130 episodes of The Dick Tracy Show for syndication. Each of these 5 minute episodes would start with Tracy in his office getting instruction over the intercom and then… Continue Reading

The Adventures of Curly Fu and Peanut: Episode 6

The Adventures of Curly Fu and Peanut: Episode 6

“‘You don’t seriously believe that?’” – The Adventures of The Six Napoleons (SIXN) The BBC Sherlock series is extremely popular in mainland China, where they refer to Holmes and Watson as Curly Fu and Peanut. Seriously. You can read more about that HERE. The British comedy team of Fred Turner and Dennis Gavin decided to produce a series… Continue Reading

Daffy Duck & Porky Pig in “Deduce, You Say!”

Daffy Duck & Porky Pig in “Deduce, You Say!”

“… when we had this comic interlude.” – The Adventure of The Three Gables (3GAB) Your editor has fond memories of rushing home from elementary school in order to watch the old Warner Brothers Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons that were syndicated to a local UHF TV station. There was also the Saturday morning show that appeared on… Continue Reading

Sherlock Hemlock Featured on Two Prepaid Debit Cards

Sherlock Hemlock Featured on Two Prepaid Debit Cards

“… all were equally puppets in his hands.” – The Adventure of The Solitary Cyclist (SOLI) Your editor is of the age that he grew up with the television show Sesame Street when it first started on Public Broadcasting stations in the late 1960’s. Oscar the Grouch was my favorite character, but I do remember seeing a… Continue Reading