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, March 21, 2016

Eyes Of Kali


Here's one of the back-up stories from the first issue of the Three Stooges comic (Jubilee Publications, Inc. under St. John Publications~February, 1949), which is a Mark Montage tale.

WARNING: MULTIPLE DEATH SCENES, ANIMAL ATTACKS & IMPLIED GURO!! READ ON AT YOUR OWN RISK!

At any rate, actor, Mark Montage and his Girl Friday, Sandy Woods, fall prey to an evil prince...with Sandy getting the worst of the treatment. Complete ten-pager semi-restored by me. Sourced from the DCM. Some GID & CID involved. Heed the above warning!











Hopeless damsel number 3...

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Suzie Gets Psycho


Here's another wacky Suzie story. This time from Laugh Comics #47 (M.L.J. Magazines~Fall, 1944). Here, Suzie takes a job as a nurse in an insane asylum...only the zaftig blonde is totally unaware that the establishment is a full-blown "wacky ward"! No bondage is this one, folks, but...plenty of Marx Brothers style antics and GGA where Suzie is concerned...







...and then it dawned on her...

Friday, March 18, 2016

Ophelia's Ordeal


There's not much distress here for Ophelia beyond the splash-page, in this goofy little tale I found on the DCM, in Gold Medal Comics (Cambridge House~one shot, 1945). The poor scans I have did get a major over-haul but...they still could use some work. The plot is familiar. Read on & try not to laugh too much, heh, heh...






Saturday, March 12, 2016

Suzie's Bondage Salon


I'm not quite sure what the contraption in the above detail panel is supposed to do but, the damsel strapped in it seems to be getting a heck of a shock from it! Recovered from Laugh Comics #46 (M.L.J. Magazines~Summer, 1944). Follow along as Suzie causes all kinds of mayhem at a beauty salon, including an incredible shrinking scene!







Bonus panel...

Friday, March 11, 2016

Patty In Peril



Just restored this one from Cowboy Love #29 (Charlton Comics Group~April, 1955). Patty and her friend, Bob, fall victim to bad guys in an old, abandoned mine...that isn't so abandoned. Read on as the snooping duo are left trussed up in the mine with a nice bouquet of dynamite!






Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Damsels Stooge Style Mega Post


I'm one who grew up watching syndicated 3 Stooges films. Every now & then a damsel would pop up in one of the goofy & hilarious scenarios (when the scene wasn't edited out for "ad time"). Finding similar scenes in the comics was even rarer than finding them in the films. And thanks to the great folks over at the DCM providing workable scans to restore, I've managed to find a trio of DID set-ups. The above detail is from the splash-page of the first story (Uncivil Warriors) in The Three Stooges Comics #1 (Jubilee Publications, Inc. under St. John Publications~February, 1949). I've restored the dark scans and done up a couple more details. Here, the inept trio come to the rescue of "Operator 13", Miss Draindrop Ansby (Draindrop?!) This is a fourteen (14) pager, folks. Have a long read...















...here's a couple more details of Miss Ansby...




INTERMISSION


Also from issue #1 is this sequence from the story "Hoi Polloi" (which the Stooges did almost fifty years before Trading Places was filmed. The only real DID here is when a bee flies down the back of the dance instructor's dress...




In issue #2 (May, 1949), the Stooges get into more hot water (quite literally) while filming on location in Africa. You can read the entire story over at the DCM. Here, I've restored just the sequence from the time everyone is captured, to the time of the rescue. Cover scan and small details included...








If anyone has any more of the early 3 Stooges comics, pass along the info to either me or the awesome folks at the DCM, thanks!