Soccer in the comics

Francis by Patrick J Marrin 2014.05.15

Understanding Chaos by Gustavo Rodriguez 2014.05.17

Andy Capp
Although not a US comic, Andy has always been a US favorite. Created by Reg Smythe (1917-1998) now in the hands of Mahoney, Goldsmith and Garnett...Creators Syndication

Enemy Ace
The smoke and flames could not hide the sky-blue eyes of the trapped pilot
von Hammer: You're just a boy! You should be playing on the soccer fields of Eaton.
English pilot: I am...old fight...any German...fresh from...Hidelberg...

Enemy Ace, the story of German Air Ace Hans von Hammer, created by Robert Kanigher and Joe Kubert. I recently came across this soccer reference from DC Comics The Unknown Soldier #251, May 1981, written by Robert Kanigher, art by John Severin...

Note the reference to soccer instead of football for the American readers...

 Baldo by Hector D. Cantu and Carlos Castellanos

Baby Blues by Rick Kirkman & Jerry Scott.

2011.09.17 - 

2011.09.17 - Soccer in the house! - (my boys still play in the house!)

Meg by Greg Curfman
this covers several favorites of mine, soccer, baseball and comic crossing over into other comics..

2012.05.20... I remember these games...

We had one girl on my son's first grade team that was chasing butterflies during the game!

2012.07.03 Dennis the Menace - Hank Ketcham - Hamilton

2012.11.11 a portion of the Blondie Sunday comic where Dagwood and Elmo look at clouds...other panels showed a baseball player, a hot dog and a pizza chef...
 Broom-Hilda by Russell Myers

Get Fuzz by Darby conley

Part of the weekly strip from April 23-25, 2012 Bucky Katt explains the art of "soccer diving"..

So I am at a comic book show yesterday and picked up Flaming Carrot. As I leaf through the pages I noticed one of the crime gangs he fights is the Soccer Moms, who use their soccer skills to thwart the police. Written by Bob Burden in 2005, Image comics #2 (#34 in the regular series)..

Archie Comics - Betty and Veronica #243

Frazz by Jef Mallett - 2014.08.12

Family Circus - Bil and Jeff Keane 2015.05.20

Jeff MacNelly - editorial cartoon probably from 1994, I just came across this...

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