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, January 20, 2016

Jun's Mech Vore Peril


For all you Gatchaman fans out there (me included), I bring you this ten page sequence from Battle Of The Planets #4 (Whitman under Western Publishing Company, Inc.~December, 1979). And though I have the complete book (The Creeping Forest), I only scanned in the first ten pertinent pages (from the splash page to Zoltar's decision to escape). I also did up some lovely, over-sized detail panels of Princess's plight. Not only is she grabbed by "vines", she also has a quick post-tie scene in a hut and later, chased by a giant mole (both the mole, vines and even trees, turn out to be mechanical inventions of Zoltar's, natch). Read on...











...cover scan bonus...


...and mega-bonus details...





Thursday, January 14, 2016

Kay McKay Air Hostess In Peril Pt.2


Here's the only other Kay McKay story I have. This one can be found inside Banner Comics #5 (Periodical House, Inc. under Ace comics~January, 1942 and, going by info on-site). I did an extensive restoration to the original scans and made a plethora of detail panels. In this tale, Kay discovers that the few passengers aboard the flight are Fifth Columnists out to bomb factories, using a commercial air-liner! She's K.O.'d and carried off into a storage compartment. Kay is later shot in the arm (which leads to her 2nd K.O.!!) She's then trussed up and, when she finally awakens, (and in what seems an impossible feat), manages to get free while the plane is in a free-spinning nose-dive!!! And don't forget, she's weak from loss of blood! Read on...










...lotsa details...









Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Kay McKay Air Hostess In Peril Pt.1


It seems like the 1940's had almost as many female heroines as they did male heroes, where comic books were concerned. And the more I dig into the archives over at the DCM, the more heroines I find. Like Kay McKay from Banner Comics. Kay was an "Air Hostess" that managed to get into all kinds of trouble, usually with Axis spies and, usually aboard a plane. But she remained un-usually calm in the face of danger and certain death! Regardless, she always seemed to get the upper hand and defeat the bad guys. I have only two stories involving Kay's adventures that I've restored from older scans I culled from the DCM. Fans of K.O.'s will like these, especially. The tale here is from Banner Comics #3 (Periodical House, Inc. under Ace Comics~September, 1941). In this story, after getting help escaping her abductors, Kay is involved in a forced plane crash into a dense jungle. There, she encounters all manner of jungle beasties, and is later even "electrocuted" while fishing! She's later K.O.'d with a fist to the jaw! Detail panels at the end. Have a read...










...a few details...