Happy Leif Erickson Day!

Every year on October 9th, Leif Erikson Day gives recognition to the first European to set foot on North American soil.

Around 1002 A.D., Leif Erikson sailed to North America from his home in Greenland. He went in search of a land seen (but not visited) by a Norse Sea Captain. During the voyage, he landed in a number of places. The landings were never documented in a map. It is believed he landed along the coast of New Foundland, and perhaps as far south as near Cape Cod. Erikson and his men spent the long winter in North America, building a large house for lodging and a shed to shelter the boat. Leif Erikson never returned to further explore North America. A number of explorers, including his brother, traveled to North America.

In 1964, a joint resolution of Congress declared October 9th as Leif Erikson Day.

Standing By Her Man

“Behind every great man stands a great woman” … and Hagar the Horrible is no exception. His wife, Helga, is the glue that holds their clan together. While Hagar may instill terror in the outside world, it’s Helga who “wears the skins” in the family. Whether she is keeping the home fires burning while Hagar is off on one of his far-flung adventures, counseling Honi, their teenage daughter, on matters of the heart or keeping a protective eye on their son Hamlet, Helga is a devoted wife and mother who does what’s best for her family … whether they want it or not!


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Imagine Dragons

With Season 4 of “Game of Thrones” underway, Hagar the Horrible shares his favorite dragon strips and his not-so-veiled fanboy respect for Daenerys Targaryen, the “Mother of Dragons.”

Hagar can’t wait to see how she uses her beasties as she continues to grow the army she needs to win the Throne.



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