surf cartoons and comics

This unfinished page contains text from either the 2003 or 2005 print version of Encyclopedia of Surfing. An updated version, with more photos, is coming soon.

Surfing is a natural for cartoon and comic book treatment, given its popularity with teenagers and preteens. Published surf cartooning dates back to at least 1937, when New Adventures Comics put an anonymous redheaded surfer crouched atop a redwood board against a giant sun. Batman, Robin, and Superman ride side by side (with Robin doing a headstand) on the cover of a 1948 issue of World's Finest ...

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