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, September 29, 2014

Mary Through The Looking Glass


Here's an "Alice In Wonderland"spoof, a la Mary Marvel. Here, Mary goes up against yet another wacky professor, "Van Ish", who can literally walk through mirrors! Re-worked scans via the DCM and from WOW Comics #30 (Fawcett~October, 1944.)









Monday, September 22, 2014

Mary Marvel Gets Politically Incorrect

The year was 1944. Ideology was far different then than it is to-day. Remember that as you read this. Rebuilt scans from WOW Comics #27 (Fawcett~July, 1944.)












Thursday, September 18, 2014

Daredevil Blips DID Gotcha!

Quite a few times I'll be reading through a random comic book and find only one panel in a story worth noting. I call these "blip" panels. A bit different from a "blink-and-you'll-miss-it" panel, as the panel is pretty much right in your face, so to speak. The two below are from the original Daredevil comic series of the 1940's & '50's.

Scene from Daredevil #27 (Oct., 1944)

Scene from Daredevil #62 (May, 1950)

I've also rambled on previously about "gotcha" covers; those lurid covers that entice one to pick up the comic book...only to never find the actual scene within the book, itself. Below is a restored scan for the cover to Daredevil #27. As you can tell from the above blip panel, there is no match.

"Gotcha" cover for Daredevil #27 (Oct., 1944)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Dot Meets Mitzi


This is probably one of my favourite Dot Polka stories. Maybe you can figure out why. Or perhaps not. At any rate, this was re-printed in Richie Rich Success Stories #33 (Harvey Publications Inc.~August, 1970.) And while Dot and her new friend Mitzi are really in no danger, it was good to see Butchie the Bully finally getting his, heh, heh. Page 1 has a rebuilt panel, I had to do a bit of copy/paste magic to as the book was in pretty bad shape but, I think it came out okay. Have a read...





Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Premature Burial


Here's a short little 3-pager from Real Clue Crime Stories #6 (Hillman Periodicals Inc.~August, 1950), that deals with the poor damsel getting prematurely buried alive, though at the time of the funeral she was apparently dead! The story, like so many of the ones that could be found in this series, is based on factual accounts and legends. This one dating from 1766 A.C.E.



Monday, September 15, 2014

Mary's Live Art Horrors


Here's another Mary Marvel tale involving one of those "evil artists". Only this villain can bring his paintings to life to wreak havoc! From WOW Comics #38 (Fawcett~Sep/Oct, 1945.) There are mild vore/tentacle references so, beware!











Details, details, details...







Bonus, unrelated cover scan...