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Electronics-Themed Comics
July 1948 Radio News

July 1948 Radio News

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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Radio & Television News, published 1919-1959. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

Here is a batch of electronics-themed comics that appeared in the July 1948 edition of Radio News magazine. The comic on page 122 would probably elicit cries of racism or hate speech these days, even though there is nothing racist about it. Note how prescient the comic on page 140 was. It shows how long futurists have ben contemplating the technologies that have become or are becoming common place today - of course many of them were promised to us by the end of the last century by the like of Popular Mechanics, Mechanix Illustrated, et al. The one that appeared on page 175 is pretty clever. Such a malady is rarely encountered with today's radios, but back in the day it was a commonly occurring problem. There is an ever-growing list of other comics at the bottom of the page.

Electronics-Themed Comics

Electronics-themed comic July 1948 Radio News (p122) - RF Cafe

"White man says Congo static terrific . . . we relay traffic!"
(Page 122)

Electronics-themed comic July 1948 Radio News (p140) - RF Cafe

Radar Equipped
(Page 140)

Electronics-themed comic July 1948 Radio News (p154) - RF Cafe

Blind over TV to hide girls.
(Page 154)

Electronics-themed comic July 1948 Radio News (p169) - RF Cafe

"Enjoying the program?"
(Page 169)

Electronics-themed comic July 1948 Radio News (p175) - RF Cafe

"Yeah, Ed, I think that's a definite power hum!"
(Page 175)

 

 

Posted December 23, 2022
(updated from original post on 9/1/2015)


These Technically−Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines. I personally scanned and posted every one from copies I own (and even colorized some).

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