Beetle Bailey's first vist home from Camp Swampy was in 1952. We previously posted this compete story in three installments. To see them, click on the links below.
In 1954, he took another furlough. The opening episdode is above.
At this time, the Korean War was ending and Mort Walker was concerned that the military theme of his strip would become irrelevant. He seriously considered returning Beetle to civilian life and used this story as a test. In the strips below, his sister Lois and her family were shown for the first time.
We will continue this historic sequence in the next post so be sure to check back.
– Brian Walker