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, April 15, 2017

Jelly Baby


Some of you may remember a time when your parents told you, that if you ate enough of something that you'd turn into what you'd been eating. Frito Lay has taken this to a new level with Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head eating piles of chips. The adverts border on cannibalism but then, so do the adverts for Cinnamon Toast Crunch. At any rate, the macabre tale here has poor Gillian turing into, well...you'll just have to read if for yourselves. Cannibalism is implied but in the weirdest way. Culled from Misty #71 (IPC~Fleetway, London, 1979 or thereabouts). Original pages were a bad sight so I've taken care to bring them back.






Here's one of the original page scans...

Friday, April 14, 2017

Midge's and Maria's Milieu


There are quite a few scenes that feature Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge in bondage, distress and/or peril. Even Cheryl Blossom gets the "treatment" from time to time (more on Cheryl at a later date). But rarely do I find any scenario involving Moose's girlfriend (or, as he says it, "my gurl"), Midge Klump. This quick five-pager from Betty and Veronica #263 (1st series, November, 1977~CLOSE-UP, INC.) involves Frankie Valdez chasing his girlfriend, Maria Rodriguez, all over the beach in an effort to "cover" her up (but I'd say Betty and Veronica's bikinis are even skimpier...not that there's a problem with that, hee, hee...) Seems Frankie doesn't like it when Maria shows more of herself on the beach than she would to Frankie, elsewhere. Ahem. Needless to say, Frankie isn't paying attention to who (whom?) he's wrapping up in that blanket. But you can bet Moose sure is! Cue the ambulance and have a read...






As I found this comic on-line, it wasn't the best of scans. The first couple of pages I had to "over-contrast" and brighten to get rid of the over-printing that is common of the older Archie comics. I also had to "rebuild" the bottom panels of pages 3 and 4. you can compare them, here. Finally, I created some nice, over-sized detail panels. Enjoy!






Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Gail Porter Gets Her Woman


I have a few "Gail Porter" stories but this is the only one that involves her in any real peril. For you "cat-fight" and K.O. fans and from Blue Circle Comics #4 (REWL PUBLICATIONS, INC.~February, 1945), comes this collision of female fists involving Gail Porter, photographer and Toots Sweeny, gun moll. Read on...







...and here's a "special bonus" from the Steel Fist story in Blue Circle Comics #2 (REWL PUBLICATIONS, INC.~July, 1944). Here, nosy June Jarvis is K.O.'d from what I'm guessing is supposed to be a black-jack (though the one here is yellow!) There is no "recovery" panel, sorry...


Monday, February 27, 2017

Maureen's Milieu


Here's another fantastic character from the depths of the 1940's. Pun fully intended. Meet "Maureen Marine", a young girl who ends up at the bottom of the sea only to be rescued by King Neptune, himself. He gives her the ability to breathe under water (which it is never revealed how he actually does this) and makes her his new queen to rule over Atlantis. For you K.O. fans, especially. This tale can be found in Blue Circle Comics #4 (REWL PUBLICATIONS, INC.~February, 1945). And if you think this tale is strange, don't worry, they get even stranger! The scans were close-cropped so, I added new outer borders to most of the pages. Have a read...









Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Other Jun


Meet Jun. No, not the green-haired princess from Gatchaman. This princess was kidnapped whilst still a young child, by a tribe of jungle warriors in deepest Africa, circa 1926. You can find her origin in Blazing Comics #1 over at the DCM. Just look under "Rural Home Publications". The tale here hails from Blazing Comics #5 (Rural Home Publishing Co.~March, 1945). Her real name being "Joan Teal", the native witch doctor renames her "Jun-Gal". This after a horrific massacre of Joan's family while on an expedition to find radium (issue #1). Got all that? Good. The story here has Joan's cousin attempting to bring her back to civilisation. If it sounds "Tarzan-ish", it is. No bondage in this one but there is a great "pitfall/k.o" scene. Joan also goes into a faint after getting into the big city. It is soon discovered that she cannot survive without the radium she has lived near, back in the jungle. So, back to the jungle she goes. Have a read...