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, February 28, 2014

Wendy Meets Ding Dong


Thanks to e-bay, I finally managed to replace my long-lost copy of Casper #129 (Harvey~May, 1969) Why? you may ask...because of the book's hilarious send-up of King Kong (or in this case, "Ding Dong" and his pa, "Bing Bong") This is a fifteen-pager (about half of the book) and I originally wanted to post it in two parts but, changed my mind. So, this is a long post, folks...

This is also the first of three different "King Kong" parodies I have for Harvey comics. The other two involve Gloria Glad and will post on Saturday and Sunday, respectively ;)






...seems Ding dong wants to be like his pappy. He even manages to kidnap a "blonde" (in this case, poor Wendy the Good Little Witch) At least he stepped on her house, afterward...


...the usual "humans terrified of ghosts" gag ensues but, Ding Dong could care less about Casper...






...the script goes way off but then, this is a parody so there is a lot of leeway...


...of course, Bing Bong is quick to admonish his son for trying to follow in his foot-steps...and to put down the "blonde"...





Thursday, February 27, 2014

Can't Catch Me


Gloria gets way more than she bargained for in this tale from Richie Rich Fortunes #23 (Harvey~July, 1975), as she tries to "capture" Richie without getting captured herself, by all the security gadgets outside the house. Now, you'd think they'd have more gadgets like these in the house but...nooooooo...






Let's have another look at Gloria's "mud bath", shall we? Heh, heh...

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Robot In Distress 2


Here's another pathetic attempt by crooks to kidnap (or is that "botnap"?), Irona. Scanned in from Richie Rich #185 (Harvey~December, 1979) The crooks never stood a chance, of course...





Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Lotta's Bondage adventures


To say Lotta Plump was a big girl is an understatement. But I can hardly bash her for it, being somewhat overweight, myself (according to government standards but, who really cares about that?) Reading Lotta stories as a kid, I watched in awe as she did "super-human" feats. And although I can pack away a meal, I wasn't even close to what she could eat! But with her strange metabolism, and way of thinking that "the more food she ate the stronger she got", it kept her out of many weird situations, for the most part. Every now and then, Lotta would attempt to diet or get in better shape (there's a post on one of my other blogs about that, coming up...) But the gym she picks here has some pretty bizarre equipment! For you DID fans, this is the only page that matters for this story and I won't bore you with the other four pages.


As I posted HERE, Lotta loved adventure and her family was always taking a trip somewhere...


This tale below was reprinted in Richie Rich #165 (Harvey~April, 1978) and hints at Lotta having possible claustrophobia issues. The snotty tour guide should've been fired in this case but, I didn't have any say-so in the matter...





Nurse Jenny's Ordeal


Even Nurse Jenny isn't immune to a random kidnapping as seen here. Scanned in from my copy of Richie Rich Fortunes #23 (Harvey~July, 1975) And even though there were various versions of Nurse Jenny, this one here most probably remembered the best. The tale here also proves that Jenny can pretty much well get herself out of a dark situation (puns fully intended...)





Monday, February 24, 2014

Dot's Evil Shaving Cream Adventure


Scanned this bizarre Dot tale in from my copy of Richie Rich Vaults Of Mystery #21 (Harvey~March, 1978) This is one of the weirder tales, even for a Dot story...check it out...