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...

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Betty Cooper's Daytime Nightmare


What's this? Jughead Jones pouncing on Betty Cooper in the school's passageway? What gives? Is Betty wearing "Eau du Hamburger"? Or has Juggie finally realised his inner-most basic instinct? Well, you'll just have to read along as Betty over-reacts to a bad dream that seems to be coming true, in this tale from Betty's Diary #16 (Close-up, Inc.~April, 1988). At the end is a bonus "gotcha" cover-scan from Betty's Diary #13 (Close-up, Inc.~November, 1987), using the ol' "roped-up-in-a-dog's-leash" bit.







Totally unrelated "gotcha" cover

Saturday, May 30, 2015

More Cowboys, Indians And Damsels But No Bubble Gum


Not to be confused or related to my other post (which featured a bubble-gum advert), this round-up (pun intended) features the Jeeter Brothers and their unfortunate "playmate", who has been bound to a tree in a very interesting way (note her ponytails). Her pleas fall on deaf ears as the two, terrible brats fight over who's going to play "William Tell", Wild-Western style. This is a new copy/paste page I put together from a couple of pages out of Hopalong Cassidy #11 (Fawcett~September, 1947). The rest of the story can be found over at the DCM. I previously featured this on the c3c Yahoo group some years back but, this is a better and more complete version...

Friday, May 29, 2015

Jinny In Jeopardy


Meet Jinny Sears. She'd greet you properly but...she's a bit tied up at the moment. And there's a rattler heading straight for her! Jinny appeared here in Monty Hale #31 (Fawcett~December, 1948). The Monty Hale title took over from the Mary Marvel one beginning with issue #29, after Mary's brief, 28 issue run. I've perused through quite a few of the Monty Hale books but have' only found two stories that were worthy of the DPL. This is one of them. Scans sourced from the DCM and restored by me (though, they could use more work...) Details and a "super-bonus" at the end of this seven-pager, natch...









and now...the details...I just had to get in that knee panel, heh, heh...




...and yes, there's still more (MOAR!) Here's another "Tootsie Roll" advert from 1948. So far, I've only seen this in one old Fawcett book (I think this one was in an old issue of Marvel Family). The peril and distress is there, what with all the girls in fright from a wandering, "killer" bear. Hey! I report DID where I can find it, no matter how obscure. But what got my interest, was the fact that the animal was actually shot and killed in the advert! Something one didn't see too often, even in the late 1940's. The advert also waxes on "secret" military surplus, if one knows how to "read between the lines", wot?


Thursday, May 28, 2015

School Marm In Peril!


I can remember an old episode of Gunsmoke (or was it Bonanza?), where the new school marm is beset upon by her students, only to end up all trussed in heavy ropes, right there in the school-yard! Great scene, heh, heh...come to think of it (again), it was Bonanza...I think...

 Anyway, when I found this tale in Monty Hale #46 (Fawcett~March, 1950), it brought back fond memories of that scene. Check it out. Now, with a whole bunch of new detail panels by yours truly ;) The only thing missing is a pack of T.N.T. in the tunnel *evil laugh* At least she gets two really good "gag" scenes...












...okay students, now for the details....






Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Ariel's Doomed Flight


The circus is in town! But, it would seem there are some problems in this tale from Hopalong Cassidy #26 (Fawcett~December, 1948). Circus trapeze artist and drunkard, "Mal Forme" (I'm not kidding, that's his name), seeks to end Ariel Skybright's career before she's even started. Scans rebuilt to the best of my current ability. Source: DCM. Read on...







Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Audrey's Hypno Horror


I decided to scan in this story from my minty copy of Playful Little Audrey #116 (HARVEY PICTURE MAGAZINES, INC.~June, 1975) to round out a "trifecta", if you will, of "mind-controlling" tales. Ah, but all is not as it seems. And I'm leading off with the cover scan, first...