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When Linus Met Sally and Other Famous Fictional Couples

VALENTINE'S DAY
You have to be pretty hard-hearted to not get a least a little lump in your thought when you think of some of fictional couples. But have you ever stopped to think just how these crazy lovebirds ever got together? The answers may surprise you.

Linus Van Pelt and Sally Brown
According to the comic strip, Charlie Brown’s sister, Sally was born on May 26, 1959 where Charlie marked the occasion by passing out chocolate cigars to his friends. She grew up quickly. She took her first steps on August 22, 1960 and she fell in love with Linus, Lucy’s brother, on the next day. It was love at first sight, at least on her part. Sally has often referred to Linus as her “Sweet Baboo.” Her dedication to her man seems endless. She has missed out on “tricks and treats” by sitting in a pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin and she was incensed that Linus would snub her a Valentine’s gift in favor for his teacher, Miss Othmar. Still, she clings hopelessly in love with the stripe …

This Day in Pop Culture for May 10

Batman featured for the first time in comic book.

Batman Makes His First Comic Book Appearance

Though not necessary published exactly on this in 1939, the 27th issue of Detective Comics did hit newsstands around this time. Considered by some to be the most valuable comic book in print (one sold for $1,075,000 in 2010), this issue introduced America to Batman. Originally referred to as “the Bat-Man,” the legend was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger. Unlike most superheroes, Batman does not possess any superpowers, however, he is crazy smart and being a billionaire allows him to create or purchase whatever he wants to fight crime. In early comics and during the 1960’s TV show, Batman was seen as quite jovial, but over the years the Dark Knight has returned to his dark and self-torturing roots.

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