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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.

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    GCD :: Cover :: Sabrina the Teenage Witch #7
    The....show exists in that universe? There's a show about a teenage witch named Sabrina with the same relatives and friends playing in Riverdale? You'd think Harvey would have a lot more questions.
     
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    Ha. It was owned by Hearst's syndicate, so apparently they put his name on it. Bunny is the pseudonym of the guy who really created it, Carl E. Schultze.

    Although he definitely didn't draw Foxy Grandpa, Hearst is pretty darn important to the history of comics. He was one of the first to realize their profitability. He stole Richard F. Outcault, the creator of Hogan's Alley and its star, The Yellow Kid, the first significant comic strip character, away from Joseph Pulitzer's paper New York World for Hearst's New York Journal. Which in those days just meant Pulitzer simply hired someone else to do his own version of The Yellow Kid for the World, which was kind of confusing.
     
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    Yup, her and her cat Pagan. The only Extreme Ghostbusters characters they've incorporated into the IDW Comics continuity. This is from the first issue of Volume 2. Kylie was introduced in Volume 1.
     
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    The Sabrina covers during the sitcom's earlier run tended to include shots of the live-action Sabrina (as a cross-promotional effort). Given Archie in-universe often uses parody-named versions of real-world celebrities, movies and TV shows ("Star Battles" instead of "Star Wars" often appears; ditto "Space Trek" vs "Star Trek"), I'll assume Harvey's actually watching the adventures of "Selina, the Teenage WIccan" (to borrow the name used in a "Simpsons" comic for their world's version of Sabrina). ;-)
     
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    GCD :: Cover :: Pep #393
    Who are "Thunder Bunny" and "Marvelous Maureen'? The way Archie has been resurrecting old obscure characters for digest reprints, I thought I'd seen them all.

    http://www.comics.org/issue/19618/cover/4/
    "Marriage Money" you cash in for Superman's betrothal? I've seen many a wacky notion, but this one's way up there.
    It was Mxyzptlk's idea, actually, so I guess there's an explanation.
     
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    Thunder Bunny's not that obscure. He kicked around in comics a lot during the 80s, starting in fanzines and changing publishers several times. That was when furries were becoming popular. I don't mean that the way they do today with people who dress in fur suits. I'm just talking about anthropomorphic animal characters that are more serious and realistic than funny animals, like Usagi Yojimbo, Bucky O'Hare, Cutey Bunny, Omaha the Cat Dancer, Captain Jim, or Hep Cats.

    He's a creator owned character so Archie probably doesn't have the rights to use the stories with him anymore, so that's why you don't see him in reprints. Looks like Archie only published three Thunder Bunny stories in total, anyway.

    Marvelous Maureen, though, now that's one from the bottom of the vault. I've never heard of it.

    I love how that Superman cover managed to cram two completely different misogynistic views of women, the mantrap and the smothering motherly type, into one image. Good old Silver Age.
     
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    That's surprising that Archie would be involved in creator-owned anything.

    Comics.org has no details on the Maureen stories other than sixteen were made and they were printed in the back pages of PEP. Judging from the drawing style, Maureen looks like a Bob Bolling creation, so I'm curious to know more.
     
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    You know, they actually hauled out Marvelous Maureen for a story relatively recently. Back when they featured some of their more obscure characters and supheroes (that weren't tied up in licensing deals like the Mighty Crusaders) in the "Night at the Comic Shop" storyline.
     
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    Wow, there's nothing about her. Nothing at all. This is the entire Internet we're talking about.
    Comic Book DB - Marvelous Maureen
    This is gonna drive me crazy.

    I would call Maureen the most obscure character in Archie Comics history, but I just topped that with the discovery of "Wanda Wunderbust." (or buss after the censors)
    GCD :: Issue :: Pep #394 [Canadian price variant]

    I suddenly have the uncontrollable urge to draw fanart for both of these women.
     
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