The series premiered in
1950. Stopped in 1956 after 38 issues.
The title character, Howdy Doody, is portrayed as a
boy puppet without strings, and we follow his eventful life with
his friends. The series has a vast gallery of supporting
characters such as Bluster, Clarabell, Dilly Dally, Flup-a-Dub,
Ikky, and Joe.
The series is a spinoff from a TV
series that ran from 1947 to 1960.