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...

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...







Friday, February 24, 2017

Celia's Suffocation Peril


Restored this gem from Blazing Comics #5 (Rural Home Publishing Co.~March, 1945). The splash-page is a "gotcha". However, the unseen bad-guy manages to get in a nice (gloved) hand-gag as he grabs Celia Grant. She's soon found wrapped up in a sarcophagus, still alive but in a deep trance. The full Mr. Lee tale is below, along with some ginormous detail scans from my master file. Read on...







Monday, February 20, 2017

She's The Sheriff


Betty finally gets her man in this one-pager from Betty & Me #129 (Close-Up, Inc.~July, 1982). The above detail panel also appears on the cover (of which I've found and restored a sample from an old e-bay scan. My old copy is pretty trashed out). The cover is actually a triple tie-up, though on the softer side. Book page is from my old copy and restored. The balance of the cover is a "gotcha".



Since this post is so short, I thought I'd add another "gotcha" cover. This one is from Everything's Archie #27 (ARCHIE MUSIC CORP.~August, 1973). Now, that is some catch o' th' day!