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...

Friday, January 10, 2014

Connie Kurridge


Meet Connie Kurridge, a sort of pre-Nancy Drew, if you will. Created by Frank Goodwin in 1927? (and who did both the stories and art from 1927-1942.) Like Nancy, Connie was blonde, svelt and pretty. She could fly planes, handle a boat, vehicle, etc. And she was always getting involved in one mystery after another. Connie was also a bit of a day-dreamer and would often fantasize about being in peril (at least from what I've read in Sunday editions {which go back to 1927}, that I've been able to find.) Also note that Mr. Goodwin also did work on the original Wonder Woman comic from 1943-'45, as well as a score of other things. At this time there is no wiki page for him (I keep getting re-directed to Pike's Place Market for some reason or another...)

The sequence below and detail above are from 1930. I'm not privy to the episode title but, here Connie gets kidnapped by spies bent on getting secret plans to a torpedo. Her pal Snubby Hicks (cub reporter for the Washington Morning Planet), comes to her aid just in time...



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