Timeline – 1975 Part 2

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Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, October 5, 1975.

A military cadence is a call-and response chant sung by soldiers while marching or running.  The rhythm of these chants keeps the soldiers moving in step as a unit and serves to promote teamwork and camaraderie.  Typically, one soldier initiates a line and the others either complete it or repeat it.  A drummer usually sets the beat.
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Timeline – 1975 Part 1

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Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, April 20, 1975.

Beetle Bailey has one of the largest casts of any newspaper comic strip.  The Sunday page above features eight distinctive personalities.

In the 1960s, the lineup included:  Beetle, Sarge, General Halftrack, Zero, Killer, Cookie, Captain Scabbard, Lieutenant Fuzz, Major Greenbrass, Chaplain Staneglass, Rocky, Cosmo, Julius, Otto, Plato, Pop, Miss Blips, Martha, Roz, Doc, Mom, Gurney and Chigger Bailey and Bunny, Sue and Peter Piper.  Doctor Bonkus, Lieutenant Flap, Miss Buxley, Sergeant Lugg, Corporal Yo and Chip Gizmo were added in subsequent years.
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Timeline – 1974 Part 4

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Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, December 1, 1974.

The evolution of Sarge’s dog Otto has been well documented in previous posts.

To see his first appearance in Beetle Bailey go to:

http://beetlebailey.com/2016/01/22/otto-part-one/

An early strip where he wears a uniform is shown here:

http://beetlebailey.com/2016/01/30/otto-part-two/

A Sunday page from 1959 starring Otto is featured here:
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