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, December 29, 2014

Pandora's Box


From WOW Comics #43 (Fawcett~May, 1946), a package from Shazam meant for Mary, gets misplaced and sold at auction. It is only when Mary finds the original wrapping, that a literal "Pandora's Box" has been opened up! Heavy emphasis on the Seven Deadly Sins, here. WARNING! Violence and a death scene in this one! Contents page included. Read on, if you dare...










Bonus cover and one detail panel...


Monday, December 22, 2014

Mary's Sky-high Adventure

Solo Mary Marvel tale from WOW Comics #31 (Fawcett~November, 1944)...for the completist. Restored cover scan included.









Monday, December 15, 2014

Bats In Mary's Belfry


From WOW Comics #57 (Fawcett~August, 1947) comes this creepy "haunted house" mystery involving Mary Marvel in a solo outing. WARNING! MULTIPLE DEATH SCENES! BEWARE THE BATS!








Monday, December 8, 2014

Mary Rides A Wave


In the third and last Mary Marvel tale from Mary Marvel #25, Mary battles more than just a rogue wave!






Thursday, December 4, 2014

Beauty Becomes The Beast


Here's a bizarre little tale from within the pages of Mysterious Adventures #21 (Story Comics, Inc.~August, 1954), that features the first tale in the "Mother Ghoul's Nursery Tales" series. Kind of a pre "Fractured Fairy Tales", if you will. This one is a parody of "Beauty and the Beast". And the ending isn't what you're expecting, heh, heh. I've included the cover scan at the end. Sourced from the DCM but I upgraded the digi-cam shots to something a bit more...readable.








Monday, December 1, 2014

Mary Loses Her Head

Here's a bizarre little tale from Marvel Family #2 (Fawcett~June, 1946), in which Mary, Billy, Freddie and a few others have there heads "changed" by an evil wizard! Read on, if you dare...