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The main characters were Arnold Melville , a strange, volatile child; Tommy Jordan , his well-meaning but clueless friend; and Mr. Lester , Arnold and Tommy's schoolteacher. Tommy had a particular aversion to "wet bread", occasionally brought a thinly veiled Christian attitude to his reactions to the other characters, and would often walk away from his football coach wearing his helmet backwards, as apparently the coach did not think much of Tommy's suggestions. Toward the end of the run, a baby brother to Arnold, named Sid, was born. Sid frequently grabbed hold of others by holding on with his mouth.
From his first purchase in the early Eighties, the collector constantly sought out the masters of strip cartoon, picking up numerous treasures at their source. These masters, who have become impossible to find, have always attracted me by their graphic qualities as well as by their historical dimension. Their work will remain.