Timeline – 1964 Part 1

Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, January 19, 1964.

Chaplain Staneglass became a regular character in Beetle Bailey during the late 1950s and still appears today. Mort Walker created him because he felt the men at Camp Swampy needed some moral guidance. His struggles and failures to make them behave properly is a good source for humor.
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Fuzz, Chaplain, Rocky

Here are three other characters who made their debut in the 1950s and are still regulars in the strip today.

Beetle Bailey daily strip, March 27, 1956.

Beetle Bailey daily strip, March 27, 1956.

Mort Walker explained the creation of Lt. Sonny Fuzz in the Best of Beetle Bailey: “It is a humorous situation to have a young, eager, newly-minted lieutenant arrive and start bossing around the old grizzled incumbent first sergeant. I was twenty-one when I did it and I know who won…the sergeant!”
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