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The Huge Ongoing Thread Full Of Weird Comic Book Covers

Discussion in 'Comic Book Culture' started by Peter Paltridge, Sep 1, 2005.

  1. Peter Paltridge

    Peter Paltridge Knows about rock people
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    My mom wouldn't let me buy that one. True :p

    Anyway, here's today's pick!
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    If "Top Dog" had been a mule, he would have lasted longer.
     
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    Actually, this "Frances the Talking Mule" comic (from the 50's film series that "Mr. Ed" was apparently ripped off from) was a part of the long-running comic series, Dell's "Four Color Comics", which ran from the 40's through the early 60's, reaching way many issues. "Four Color" released weekly (IIRC) featured different licensed characters (Disney, Looney Tunes, western characters) and one-shot characters each week. Some characters only received a few issues of "Four Color" (guessing Francis was probably this case), while others got multiple appearances (like the Disney characters).

    -B.
     
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  3. Peter Paltridge

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    Today:

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    ....Plastic forks, I guess.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Well, IIRC, the weakening beast that was Harvey Comics in the 1980s did deliver a cease-and-desist letter to Marvel, and so was able to live out its remaining days secure in the knowledge that there still would be just one RR on the block. The End.
     
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    What's so weird about Ka'a'nga aside from the name? You're losing steam, Martianinvader. I liked the mule, though. I bet he'd still be around if Dell didn't realize they'd make more money by selling computers.

    Hey, here's a weird cover that just says it all:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Dell the comic company isn't the same company as Dell the computer people. :)

    -B.
    Can imagine the Dell dude saying "Dude, you're getting a Four-Color Comic of Uncle Scrooge!"
     
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    Today:

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    This time: DESTINED FOR GREATNESS....

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    No comments on Funnyman? What's up with that?

    Anyway, today we have to move on...to the FAT FURY!
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    MonkeyFunk Kids and grown-ups love me so

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    Howdy,

    Oh, if only...:evil:

    -- Ed/Ace
     
  13. Peter Paltridge

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    I have my doubts they could get away with a severed arm like that on a comic book cover--they can't do that NOW. But there it is in the 1940's....
     
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    More two-bit trivia

    Well, the goriness was a big part of why congress and Wertham nailed EC Comics over (there's also a severed, dripping-blood head EC cover from the 50's that still gory even by today's standards...).


    Re: the other comics:

    No idea who the Kilroys were; more likely some now-forgotten 1940's movie serial or comedic radio show.

    Funnyman was Siegel and Shuster's attempt at their own comic book after being fired/quitting the Superman comics in the late 1940's; Funnyman bombed, however. Siegel went back to writing for Superman in the late 50's/early 60's, and stayed on for a few years through teh 60's.

    "Fat Fury" is the alternate superhero name for "Herbie", a humor character that appeared in 60's comics put out by ACG ("American Comics Group", another now-defunct company). IIRC, he gained a variety of superpowers when he licked a lollipop of some sort, but didn't get much respect from anyone (being short and obese); toward the end of his run, he became a superhero, and after ACG's death, had the rights to Herbie bought by someone else (where that cover above comes from), with sporadic apperances in the 90's.

    Info on:
    Herbie: http://www.toonopedia.com/herbie.htm
    The Fat Fury: http://www.toonopedia.com/fatfury.htm
    Funnyman: http://www.toonopedia.com/funnyman.htm

    -B.
     
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    I know that, Brainatra, I was just being silly. Silly like this thread.

    Funnyman's gotta be a great hero. RIP Archie.

    Oh, and to go along with Fat Fury...

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    >>I know that, Brainatra, I was just being silly. Silly like this thread.

    Oh... OK then. :)

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    Funnyman's gotta be a great hero. RIP Archie.

    Oh, and to go along with Fat Fury...

    [​IMG][/QUOTE]
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    Yikes... uh, maybe it's like that dumb Penguin retcon about the Penguin being "an in shape and limber fighter"? :)

    -B.
     
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    fun with archie comics!

    Here we go,,starting with some of the spire archie comics (you just knew SOMEONE would post them sooner or later):
    http://www.comics.org/graphics/covers/13764/200/13764_2_001.jpg
    Why does the baby archie look more like mr weatherbee?

    http://www.comics.org/graphics/covers/12545/200/12545_2_001.jpg
    Remember kids, be good students and the teachers will immediately suspect you're up to something

    http://www.comics.org/graphics/covers/13261/400/13261_4_0001.jpg
    Its not just a laugh out,,its a TV laugh out!

    http://www.comics.org/graphics/covers/1564/200/1564_2_1.jpg
    http://www.comics.org/graphics/covers/1564/400/1564_4_2.jpg
    The detective conan of the 60s!
     
  18. Peter Paltridge

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    This time, Betty and Veronica provide concrete proof that Girls Are Evil.

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    This is actually the very first Betty and Veronica comic ever made. Their agenda was so loud, they actually recited THREE of these poems.

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    Shiver, listen to 'em scheme!

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    LOOK what they DO with their TIME! They're even into VOODOO here! RUN, Archie, RUN!!
     
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    "Detective Conan"? I don't get it...
     
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    That would be "Case Closed" on this side of the Pacific.:anime:
     

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