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Photos: Reading the comics

Updated 7:59 AM ET, Thu July 19, 2012
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A man reads the comics section of the Detroit Times during World War II. Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
A girl sits on a mechanical horse and reads a comic book at an Anchorage, Alaska, supermarket in 1958. Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
During the Korean War, a Turkish soldier holds a young girl as they glance at an American comic book in 1951. Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
In 1951, American soldiers read comic books during the Korean War. Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
A local drug store displays comics in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1945. Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
A young boy reads a comic strip on a step while his dog sits idly by in 1944. Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
A man reads a comic book on a Pullman car in 1945. Click here to see more photos from Life.com. Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images