The marketing of Sparkle Plenty was one of the great success stories of newspaper comic strips. Here we see a couple examples of a one page filler strip added to Harvey's DICK TRACY reprint series. Although done in the Tracy style, these were not by Gould. Also below is an add featuring the character from that same period.
Friday, December 2, 2016
Page 5 of this story features one of Dr. Wertham's best known examples of what he called the "seduction of the innocent." See the end for the clip from Wertham's book. I first saw the image in an issue of THE MONSTER TIMES but I guess I was a child who didn't know "how to look" because I was nearly an adult before I ever even figured out what the doctor's dirty mind thought he was seeing in that panel!
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
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Saturday, November 26, 2016
Bet you didn't know the now late Fidel Castro had been a Marvel character! In 1959 he was a revolutionary and there were hopes he would bring peace to Cuba. Who could have predicted then the Communist demagogue he would become who would oppress and torture his own people and who admitted that he came close to nuking the US in 1962?