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, August 31, 2015

Mary Meets King Krag

Here's a Mary Marvel tale that reads like a pretty dated, environmental PSA. You'll learn why as you read along. Culled and rebuilt from Marvel Family #55 (Fawcett~January, 1951). I was hesitant about posting this and nearly put it on another blog of mine. Meh. For the collector ;) WARNING! Heavy views on Capitalism. Read on at your own risk...

Monday, August 24, 2015

Mary Meets Jack Frost

Mary Batson brushes aside a paint shop owner (pun fully intended), in this tale from Marvel Family #42 (Fawcett~December, 1949). Aside from some dye on her face, Mary comes to no real harm. For the true collector...

Monday, August 17, 2015

Mary's Tapestry Of Fate

Mary Marvel battles a ruthless counterfeiter of ancient tapestries (yes, tapestries), in this tale from Marvel Family #29 (Fawcett~November, 1948). She has a quick "netting" scene (or is she being "woven"), here. Scans enhanced. I'd like to find better scans of this one.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Samantha's Bully Problems

WARNING! The story you are about to read/view contains extreme violence (for a comic book, at least.) Read on at your own risk. And though the story was not originally done as a PSA (Public Service Announcement), it could be used for one to-day. Scanned in from my personal copy of That Wilkin Boy #17 (THAT WILKIN BOY, INC.~April, 1972); Samantha Smythe finally gets fed up with Bingo cowering from her bully of a father and storms off in a huff. It's later on that Bingo finds out that Samantha has been badly beaten and robbed by two other bullies. Bingo decides he's going to take the law into his own hands but fails, miserably (and painfully). For those looking for Samantha's attack scene, it was never drawn for this story, only Bingo's fight-scene was. Fortunately, this is just a comic book character that makes a miraculous recovery. In the real world, things probably wouldn't go so well. Ahem. This is the full fifteen-pager with cover scan. Read on...

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

DPL 1st Annual Halloween Spooktacular!

For those of you following this humble blog of mine, you can join me in October, 2015 as I celebrate the entire month with Halloween-themed, DID stories and tales of the weird and macabre. Above is a "teaser" I cobbled together for a story from Josie & the Pussycats #68, which will publish sometime in the middle of the month. The bulk of the tales are from older Archie Comics Publications and feature some unusual takes on DID. All with a spooky, Halloween flavor. Join me as Josie, Melody, Valerie, Betty, Veronica, Sabrina and many, many more, run afoul of ghosts, daemons and yes, even a mummy or two! And yes, even Mary Marvel gets into the act on 5 October, as she, Billy and Freddie meet an alien ghoul with a taste for human flesh! So, see you all in October! Be afraid. Be very afraid. MUWAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Mary's Paralyzing Problem

Nearly twenty years before Spock used his "Vulcan neck pinch" on anyone, a similar maneuver was applied to Mary Batson in this tale from Marvel Family #24 (Fawcett~June, 1948). This is the only story I've ever seen this happen to Mary. Also, watch for a quick cat-fight scene between Mary and a girl from the future ;) The source materiel was in pretty rough shape; these pages have been upgraded a bit.

Here's a couple more detail panels...