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...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Perils Of Marcia Beale


Another series found in Startling Comics (this one ran quite a bit longer), was Biff Powers Big Game Hunter. Here we have the typical jungle tale with plenty of action, violence and, of course, a damsel in distress. Most of the Biff stories I have are just the pertinent pages but...this one from Startling Comics #4 (Better Publications, Inc. under Standard~December, 1940), is complete. It features Biff's lady friend, Marcia Beale, in one predicament after another. As a matter of fact, she's kidnaped thrice (three times, that is) and trussed up four(4!) different times! She's also strong-armed by the bad guys, a gorilla(!!) and a band of pygmies(!!!) Marcia almost loses her head to boot! Shades of "The Perils Of Pauline" ring out in this story that appeared well before Nyoka the Jungle Girl. Detail panels at the end, natch. Read on...










...some jungle details...




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