anyone have an image of bettle bailey strip where his eyes are shown?
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years ago, I recall seeing an image of the unpublished strip, where mort drew beetle without his cap, and you can see his eyes...however, in a quick google search, I cannot uncover that image... anyone?

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Here is the strip you need to find, I believe.

 

Beetle is always seen with a hat or helmet covering his forehead and eyes. Even on leave, his "civvies" include a pork pie hat worn in the same style. He can only be seen without it once—in the original strip when he was still a college student. The strip was pulled, and never ran in any newspaper. It has only been printed in various books on the strip's history. One daily strip had Sarge scare Beetle's hat off, but Beetle was wearing sunglasses.

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The book "50 Years of Beetle Bailey" includes "the only existing picture of Beetle Bailey's eyes."

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I never realized this took place.

 

In a Mad Magazine parody in the April 1969 issue, Beetle's hat is removed and on his forehead is written "Get out of Vietnam".

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interesting

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Not that it answers your original question.

 

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If I remember correctly, there is one strip where he is wearing a boot on his head. Sarge heard Beetle lost his helmet, and says he doesn't think he's ever seen him without his helmet on. He finds Beetle looking for his hat wearing his boot on his head.

 

Not that this helps either...

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