Welcome to the DPL...

Welcome to the Damsel Preservation League or "DPL" for short. Contained herein, you'll find a multitude of damsels of all ages worthy of preservation, as well as many links to current artists & writers of the DID genre, and many old-school favourites. Although this is basically a research type blog, there may be some occasional "mature" themed comics so, beware of this. Also this blog & is moderated to keep the spam to a minimum. The majority of the images are ones I've personally "rebuilt" from either my own collection or scans found elsewhere on the 'net. Any applicable copyrights belong to the owners and I make no money from them. Also note that this blog is still a work in progress and will be added to as I continue along...

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Daphne's Cover Dilemma


I only have a crappy cover scan for Scooby-Doo #110 (DC Comics~September, 2006) but, it was good enough to get detail panels from. Now, I'm wondering if this is just another "gotcha" cover or not...anyone have interiors for this one?


Saturday, July 30, 2016

Betty And Cheryl Get Muddy

The battle rages on!

I've saved the best for last. Here (in all it's Dan DeCarlo art gloriousness) is the epic(?) mud-fight between Betty Cooper, Cheryl and Jason Blossom and Archie Andrews. Instigated by one Reginald Mantle (of course) and highly accepted by one Veronica Lodge (the evil co-conspirator). Scanned in from my personal copy of Betty & Veronica Spectacular~Archie Giant Series #530 (Giant Series Magazine under Archie Comic Publications~September, 1983). Please note Veronica's over-whelming enthusiasm. A total 180 degree turn-around from her opposition to mud-wrestling as observed in Veronica Gets Muddy Pt.1. Bonus detail panels of the fight and GGA art! Also, watch for a classic DeCarlo sight-gag on page 2 (hint: Reggie kicks aside a little girl's sand castle, making her the "3rd damsel"...) Bonus cover scan, as well...







Mega-bonus details!

GGA!!!

Go get 'er, Cheryl!

Classic DeCarlo art!

Betty gets the upper hand!

Bottoms up for Cheryl!

Muddy innuendo!

The Grande Finale!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Veronica Lodge Get's Muddy Pt.2


The above detail panel and two pages (and more detail panels) that follow, are from Archie's Vacation Special #1(Summer Edition, 1994~Archie Comic Publications, Inc.) In the story, each member of the gang has chosen a place to visit while on summer vacation. Veronica's choice being a luxury spa. But, while she and Betty are relaxing in a nice, warm mud-bath, Jughead decides to join them, sandwich in hand (Jug's decision is mainly due to the fact that his food had gotten too soggy to eat in the sauna...) Insults and mud fly as Ronnie and Jug battle it out. Betty had the foresight to lam while she could. My only lament here, is that the late, great, Dan DeCarlo wasn't the artist. Alas!



AAAAHH! Relaxing!

Smart move, Betty!

Let the mud-slinging begin!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Veronica Lodge Gets Muddy Pt.1


It's too bad (for you "sticky" fans out there) that there is no follow-up to this tale from Betty & Veronica #305(1st series, CLOSE-UP, INC.~May, 1981). Read on as Veronica rants on about the "evils" of mud wrestling. Keep this tale in mind as there is another side to Veronica's abhorrence to, "All Things Muddy", that I will be posting later in the week, heh, heh...





Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Betty And Veronica's Sticky Sitch


I've included this tale mainly due to the recent weather we've been having here in Knoxville, TN. Super...sticky...humid...hot...weather. So, I can side with Veronica Lodge in this one. Too bad she didn't think to invite ol' Arch into her air-conditioned house. Oh, well. Scanned in from my "not-so-rare" copy of Betty & Veronica Spectacular~Archie Giant Series #530 (Giant Series Magazine under Archie Comic Publications~September, 1983)...