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3 ‘Beetle Bailey’ Facts in Honor of the Ageless Soldier’s 70th Birthday

September 6, 2020
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September 4th marked the 70th anniversary of comic strip Beetle Bailey’s debut in the funny pages. Mort Walker created Beetle as a college student, but the comic strip soon adopted its military theme when our hero enlisted in the Army during the Korean War.

Of course, our lazy hero has never made it out of boot camp to see action on the front lines. “Beetle Bailey” has excelled at capturing experiences common to everyone who’s served and exaggerating them for comic effect.

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