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, January 30, 2013

Broncho Bill

When I was a kid growing up in the late '60's through the '80's, I don't recall too many western comic books, aside from what Charlton, DC & Marvel offered at that time. I'm a big fan of the western genre damsel in distress and as I discovered older books like Broncho Bill, I became even more engrossed in it. Take this example from Broncho Bill #9, where poor Betty Alden is kidnapped by a crazed man. She basically spends the next 17 pages in & out of one predicament or another, getting trussed up again & again, as the villain keeps on the move. I've only included the first 17 pages here, from the time Betty is taken to the time she escapes her bonds. There's puh-lenty of action in between...
Images slightly corrected by me & courtesy of the DCM.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Trixie Belden

Those that are old enough or have rediscovered Trixie Belden through the latest reprints, probably are aware of her many perils. The most notable being in the story "Mystery on the Mississippi, in which Trixie & her best friend Honey Wheeler are kidnapped & stowed aboard an old riverboat. The illustration for that has been floating round the 'net for years, so I'll not repost it here. Instead, I'll let you see another time Trixie ran afoul of criminal elements. 'Tis from the book "The Mysterious Visitor". Without giving too much away, Trixie (dressed in only her pajamas) finds herself at the mercy of the villain after she's caught snooping in his camping trailer. She ends up tied & soon OTM gagged with a hanky and left in the trailer as the crook pulls away with trailer in tow. Fortunately her brother Mart (who had been hiding in the trailer's shower), pops out and unties her. At one point the car & trailer stop and Trixie regags herself as Mark lightly reties her then hides again, in order to fool the crook into thinking nothing has happened to arouse his suspicion. Later, the duo are able to attract the attention of Officer "Spider" via tossing pots & pans out a window of the trailer & are both soon rescued. Here below is the original cover & illustration, from a 1954 edition of the book in my collection.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Not So Lucky Landers

From the pages of Catman #7, came this Lucky Landers tale. Here, Lucky teams up with Shirley Dale (no relation to Lucky Dale, at least I don't think so...), who gets herself into all sorts of trouble with the Nazis...the splash-page pretty much sets the entire story.