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, November 30, 2015

Mary Marvel's Rebirth


I wasn't the biggest fan of DC's "Countdown" series from 2007 but, I did tend to follow the Mary Marvel story-line/arc a bit more closely than the rest. Here is the seven-pager sequence involving Mary getting all of Teth-Adam's (or "Black Adam" as he was also known) powers, thus ushering in the "birth" of "Black Mary". Note that my scanner does not pick up well with the "high-gloss" pages of the newer comics so, I did the best I could with this. Also note that I plan to post the remaining parts of just Mary's tale from the Countdown series, as I only bought the issues that featured her. Hopefully, I'll have those up before the year's ending. This sequence here is from Countdown #47 (DC Comics, August, 2007). Cover scan and a couple of detail panels included...










Thursday, November 19, 2015

Daisy Mae's Dilemma


Here's another little nugget I found over at the DCM, from Zany #4 (Candar Publishing Co., Inc.~May, 1959). If you don't get the parody here then, you're probably too young to remember it.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Wendy's Baby-sitting Peril


While I'm not a big "furry" fan, I'll give this bizarre tale from Wendy The Good Little Witch #45 (HARVEY PICTURE MAGAZINES, INC.~December, 1967) an exception. You can label this one under a lot of different DID categories, I'm sure. Read on as Wendy matches wits with twin terrors, a fox and a couple of hunters. Unrelated cover scan and bonus detail panels at the end of this ten-pager.











More goodies...



Monday, November 16, 2015

Mary And The Three Crooks


No real peril for Mary Marvel in this strange tale from WOW Comics #42 (Fawcett~April, 1946), as she rounds up three very weird criminals. For the collector. Restored as best I could. Read on...









...unrelated and restored cover scan...and why not? No extra charge...


Monday, November 9, 2015

Mary's Web Of Peril


I was going to save this one for next year's Halloween Spooktacular but, given as I'm quickly running out of Mary Marvel tales, I'm including it now. Culled from the DCM & lovingly restored by me is this "Double Peril" for Mary from WOW Comics #37 (Fawcett~July, 1945). First, a gassing at the dinner table (no, it wasn't the beans) and next (in a super-rare event), Mary Marvel is actually unable to break free of her bonds. In this case, strong, silken cordage done up spider-web style. But watch how she takes care of the crooks even whilst all a-tangle. Bonus details, cover and contents page included at the end...









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