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I know the Mad strip you mean -- supposedly a "Starchie" comic strip, the last panel reveals Harold Toon and Shadrach going, "IM-postors!" "Juvenile Delinquents!" But I can't find that online either. Seem to remember the same spread featured "Poopeye" being run off by the cast of "On The Waterfront." Art by Wally Wood, I think.

I'm most familiar with Harold Teen from the 1974 collection, Great Comics. (https://www.amazon.com/Great-Comics-Syndicated-Chicago-Tribune/dp/0517501457/ref=sr_1_56?ie=UTF8&qid=1492006540&sr=8-56&keywords=great+comics) I was just thinking about this recently -- A new book, "We Do Our Part: Toward a Fairer and More Equal America," by Charles Peters, makes the case that people have to get back to normalizing government work, including the services -- in Peters' words, we can't just send the hillbillies to fight our wars anymore. The strips in GC feature Harold's time in the service, as well as Pop Jenks' turn at the defense plant. This was a time when Donald Duck and Snuffy Smith signed up. On the other hand, Al Capp made several comic booklets for servicemen that showed Li'l Abner in uniform -- including one where he teaches his cousin the ins and outs of saluting -- but in the strip proper, he made the decision to keep the war out as much as possible, as a respite.

Mark Jackson

I remember it also - according to https://www.comics.org/issue/93827/ it was in Mad #27, and several reprint books. No luck finding it online.

the abbot of unreason

Ironic that the strip you were looking for has its own problematic symbol in the first panel, though i doubt it was snuck in.

Boise Ed

That hamsters-niacin story was pretty scary, IMHO!

Mike Peterson

Abbot: Note that he's also carrying a copy of "The Daily Woiker." Nothing snuck in.

And, yeah, I'm eating my niacin. More important, making sure the neighbors eat theirs.

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