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Electronics-Themed Comics
December 1960 Radio-Electronics

December 1960 Radio-Electronics

December 1960 Radio-Electronics Cover - RF Cafe[Table of Contents]

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

If today's electronics magazines had comics in them (which they generally do not), the themes might often include people glued to their cellphones, monster size flat screen TVs, sentient "smart" devices in every realm of existence, etc. In the 1960s when these three comics appeared in Radio-Electronics magazine, amongst the most popular topics were television repair scenarios (griping about charges, owners trying to fix their own sets, frustration at malfunctioning sets), sophisticated stereo equipment, women's lack of understanding about electronic things, and TV antenna installations. Being very familiar with trends from the early days of electronics up through today, I can usually "get" what's happening in the comics, but sometimes I'm left wondering. The page 98 and page 112 comics are obvious enough. My guess is the gag on the page 129 comic is not just that the repairman is waylaid with having to repair all those TVs, but that the manager wanted to only pay for one on-site service charge. See the huge list of comics at the bottom for other examples.

Electronics-Themed Comics

Electronics-Themed Comics (p98), December 1960 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

"Of course, technically, I'll have to charge you for a house call."
Page 98

Electronics-Themed Comics (p112), December 1960 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

Page 112

Electronics-Themed Comics (p129), December 1960 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

"They all broke down at the same time."
Page 129

 

 

Posted July 9, 2024


These Technically-Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines. I personally scanned and posted every one from copies I own (and even colorized some). 235 pages as of 6/28/2024

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