Timeline – 2001 Part 3

Beetle Bailey Sunday page digital proof, September 30, 2001.

In the Sunday page above we had fun imagining what might happen if General Halftrack finally got a hole-in-one – something he has been waiting his entire life to do.  Of course, if no one were there to see it, he would show off and make an even bigger deal out of it.
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Timeline – 2001 Part 2

Beetle Bailey Sunday page digital proof, June 10, 2001.

The Sunday page above features Sgt. Louise Lugg who first appeared in the strip in 1986.  Below is the week in which she made her debut.

She is a tough cookie who looks like she’ll provide Sarge with some competition.  She starts bossing him around immediately and in the third episode gives Beetle a beating.  The sequence also introduced her cat, Bella, who scares the hat off Otto’s head.
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Timeline – 2001 Part 1

Beetle Bailey Sunday page digital proof, February 11, 2001.

Beetle gets some news from home in the Sunday page above.  His mother tells him about an ice storm that has downed wires and trees.  His father is also having problems with his job. Interestingly, this is the only reference I know to the Bailey family’s dog, Speedy.
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