The Press: The Unthinkable

In the comic-strip world of Li'l Abner the unthinkable is always happening. But few readers ever expected the most unthinkable event of all: the ("gulp") marriage of Li'l Abner to Daisy Mae. Though Abner has been close enough to the altar to whiff the smoke from the cigar of self-made Magistrate Marryin' Sam, Cartoonist Al Capp always stepped in, in time's nick, with a save. Once, at the crucial moment, a gas explosion blasted Abner into a tree out of Daisy Mae's reach. Another time, after Preacher Sam had completed the $1.25 ceremony (with...

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