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Electronics-Themed Comics
July 1952 Radio-Electronics

July 1952 Radio-Electronics

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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Radio-Electronics, published 1930-1988. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

As I often do on Fridays, I searched through my collection of vintage electronics magazines for some tech-themed comics. This group of five appeared in the July 1952 issue of Radio-Electronics. A couple of these were suggested by the magazine's readers, and staff artists turn the ideas into drawings. The Standing Waves comics gets my vote for the best of the lot for cleverness. Page 102's comic could be (almost) a depiction of a contemporary in-home entertainment center, given the size of televisions today. For some reason I'm not "getting" the gag in the page 113 comic, which features a buxom woman with big hair doing a juggling act on TV.

Electronics-Themed Comics

Electronics-Themed Comics (p89), July 1952 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

Page 89

Electronics-Themed Comics (p96), July 1952 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

Page 96

Electronics-Themed Comics (p102), July 1952 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

"It'll make 'em feel at home." - Page 102

Electronics-Themed Comics (p111), July 1952 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

Suggested by: D. E. Lindberg, Pine River, Minn.
"Your problem is too many standing waves." - Page 111

Electronics-Themed Comics (p113), July 1952 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

Suggested by: L. Trizner , Chicago. Ill.
"Aha! I seem to have fixed it - or have I?" - Page 113



Posted August 5, 2022

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