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...

Monday, November 18, 2019

The Art Of Chloroform

Author's note: Below are some examples of the "chloroform" type gag as used in the old pulp books. The ones here I gathered, enlarged and restored from the British "Thriller" series. Under each illustration, you'll note the book number date each was published. Sourced from HERE. The linked site isn't new to me but...I'm just now getting round to exploring it. The old pulps gathered here are quite a treasure trove. So much so, that I'll be doing these in general categories or themes. There will be more to come as I continue to edit and restore my finds...

Thriller #5 March 9, 1929

Thriller #36 Oct. 12, 1929

Thriller #61 April 5, 1930

Thriller #165 April 2, 1932

Thriller #211 Feb. 18, 1932

Thriller #562 Nov. 11, 1939

Sunday, November 10, 2019

It's Just Mud


Here's the other story from Archie's Girls Betty & Veronica #107 (Close-Up, Inc.~November, 1964), that features a full-body mud pack that wears like cement...almost. For you lovers of all things muddy, sticky and cemented(?) Delicious art by the late, great, Dan DeCarlo. Have a read and watch for the "out of context" panel on page 3 (which I did up for a bonus panel)...









Saturday, September 28, 2019

Betty Gets Delayed


Every now-n-then, I come across a book cover that just screams, "manip me!" Like this old issue of Betty & Veronica #331, from 1984. Wasn't too hard to "draw" a gag and cross-bar for her hands, heh, heh...and I did a slight edit with the words. Original cover followed by the "improved" version, with apologies to the late Dan DeCarlo...


Friday, September 20, 2019

Hazel's Hazards


Anyone remember "flip books"? Y'know, those goofy little books where you rifle through the pages quickly to produce an "animated" scene? I've finally tracked down the one in this here post. Unfortunately, the bidding on this thing is out of controlle and...way over any budget I might've had for it. It's from Little Giant Movie Funnies #2 (Centaur Comics~October, 1938)!! My particular interest is in the "Hazards of Hazel" story (which is another rip on the "Perils of Pauline" genre). Anyone have any (or ken where I can find) scans of the interiors for this?

Monday, August 12, 2019

Betty Gets Sleepy


Above is an old PSA from Archie Comics, that was run in just about every comic they published back in the 1990's for their, "Just Say No To Drugs", campaign. I've included one of them here, to contrast against the story from Archie's Girls Betty & Veronica #107 (Close-Up, Inc.~November, 1964). Ah, the '60's. Twas a different time, folks. Now-a-days this would seem totally inappropriate, especially the sharing of prescribed drugs (next-to-last panel). Have a read...and maybe a kip afterwards...


Author's WARNING! Teen drug useage!