Jul 19, 2012, 11:47 a.m.
Blondie has survived for seven decades through war and peace, boom and bust, sexual revolution and social upheaval. Why? Eating. Sleeping. Making a living. Raising a family. Loving and laughing. With these simple but universal themes, Blondie transcended its origins as a pretty-girl romance to become the most widely read strip in comic art history.
Today an estimated 250 million readers keep up with the Bumsteads' enduring domestic comedy seven days a week, 365 days a year. Fans rate Blondie among their top five "most popular comics" in newspaper reader surveys year in and year out. The list of newspapers carrying the strip has continued to grow steadily since Blondie first appeared Sept. 8, 1930. The comic now appears in more than 2,000 newspapers in 55 countries and is translated into more than 35 languages.
You can read Blondie here. Enjoy!