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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 21, 2014

The Other Penny


Meet Penny van Dough, Reggie van Dough's little sister. I'm not sure here but, Penny may just qualify as the world's youngest crime-fighter (though, to my knowledge, her true age was never revealed.) I've always been fascinated by the ability of kids being able to out-wit "criminal master-minds", no matter what their age is. But the idea of someone as young as Penny here, thwarting the bad guys, seems utterly preposterous! And then I remind myself that it's just a comic book story. Sure, there may be a lot of danger involved and Hollywood has used "kids in peril" as a climax point since...well, since films have been around but, there is oft times an under-lying sense of humour in these situations. Like the movie "Little Geniuses" and it's sequel. Back in the early-mid '70's I recall a show titled "The Red Hand Gang", which was a too-short lived, live-action Saturday morning show. Only in the show, there was a group of kids, not just the one, that were able to out-wit the crooks. But in the comics, Penny seemed to not really need any assistance. Of course, her motour skills seemed highly developed even though she couldn't even walk yet (though, that was suspect and subject to closer scrutiny...) In the story below, Penny seems to know exactly what she's doing...I have to wonder...






...and this one-pager here...some would point out that Penny's carriage is way too close to the edge of the step! The pun here is that Penny unknowingly took out the bad guy...or was she really aware of him, in the first place? I'll let you decide...


...of course, Penny being related to a brat like Reggie, can leave an impression upon her as Gloria finds out in the one-pager below, heh, heh...

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