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...

Saturday, May 31, 2014

That Spanish Site Pt. 28

A few more Spanish DID covers to get you through the week-end...the last scan here is for an album cover! I don't recall where I found it (it's not from the Spanish site...) Warning: Nudity prevails!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Target Practise

Here is a scene from Hopalong Cassidy #11 (Fawcett~September, 1947), in which the Jeeter brothers (Bud and Freckles) have managed to waylay Hopalong's deputy, Mesquite, and get his gun. They then set out to play a version of "William Tell", using a not-so-willing-to-participate victim. Note how they've tied her pigtails behind the tree. I've only restored the DID scene below. You can find the rest of the story on the DCM.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Rescue Beads Pt.2

The conclusion to part 1, which can be found HERE...

I'm Wilde for Olivia and Beanbag Chairs

Not really a misleading title. Consider this my first non-comic Damsel in Distress post. There will probably be more in the future. A lot more. Scanned in the contents page and a smaller article pic of Olivia Wilde in what appears to be VHS tape pseudo bondage. This is from the January 20, 2014 edition of Forbes Magazine! I'm not up on my Hollywood actors/actresses but at least the effort was there in this suggestive photo-shoot.

And as a bonus, in the advert section I ran across an ad for JAXX Beanbag chairs featuring a very bound baby-sitter! The image does not exist on the site itself, as far as I've been able to ascertain. And, unfortunately, my scanner has a problem with "high gloss" paper pages, making the scans come out sort of wonky.

Now then...does anyone happen to have info on Heather Locklear's bondage photo-shoot for Details magazine from the early 90's?

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

ND Foreign Affairs

Illustration by Jean-louis Mercier for "Clue in the Velvet Mask"

Illustration by Albert Chazelle for "The Hidden Window Mystery"

Don't worry if you don't recognise the post title. There is no such Nancy Drew book by that title that I'm aware of. I just wanted to draw attention to a few of the French editions of the Nancy Drew books. I have JIPE77 to thank for this by pointing out to me one of the 12 illustrators of the French Nancy Drew books, Jean-Louis Mercier. You can find out a bit more about him HERE and Nancy's French versions HERE. The sites are in French but my basic understanding of the language can get me by. In France, Nancy is known as "Alice Roy" and also goes by other names in other countries ("Kitty" in Norway, par exemplar.) But here, I've just concentrated on the French editions. The main site is basically an over-view of all the various Nancy Drew books, both French and American. All images are really small thumbnails and I did my best to enlarge some of the "DID-related" ones. There are not many.

The Clue of the Tapping Heels

The Mystery at Moss-covered Mansion

The Whispering Statue

Secret of the Wooden Lady (1st version)

Secret of the Wooden Lady (2nd version)

The Bungalow Mystery

Monday, May 26, 2014

Monkey Business

In the second story from Mary Marvel #18, Mary runs afoul of a parrot and chimpanzee team that cause all sorts of havoc at a pet shoppe. I've included an unrestored cover scan that goes along with this story.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Silly Soozie

Here's another story from Dizzy Don #22 that, in the book, precedes the one I posted HERE. It's a quick five-pager that casts "Silly Soozie" as a wannabe girl detective. However, by the end of the tale, she's quickly discouraged.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Priscilla's Perilous Predicament

Another find of mine from the DCM, is this sequence from Dizzy Don #22 (Enterprises Limited, Canada~October, 1946!) Here, I've only restored the middle ten pages of the story, from the time Dizzy hears of the Mayor's daughter's kidnaping via the radio, to the time he actually K.O's the villain (so, ten pages plus many detail panels.) The victim in question is one "Priscilla Hinch" and she would later rue leaving her shoes behind for clews. From what I gathered (and someone can correct me, if they wish), Dizzy Don is a stand-up comedian/detective wannabe who hosts a local radio show. Though the art may be somewhat goofy by to-day's standards, I'll remind you that this was drawn in 1946. The print quality is another matter but, I did the best I could for this rare book.

In the next sequence, some may find it odd that the villain has left Priscilla's gag on as he force-marches her (in her stockinged feet, no less!) I mean, they're out in the middle of "no-where" so, what's the possibility that she'll cry out or help? No-one else is around. No-one except Dizzy Don, that is...

Hey! How 'bout some bonus panels? Here's five more...