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Tuesday, 14 April 2015
BETTIE PAGE COMICS...
The ol' memory may be going, I'm afraid. I thought I'd already
featured this comic in a previous post, but I can't find it on the blog.
So, just to be on the safe side, I thought I'd better do it again (or the
first time, if I haven't already done it). I'm not sure whether the above
art by the late DAVE STEVENS was originally drawn as an imaginary
comic cover then turned into a real comic by DARK HORSE, or was
simply a pin-up (sans masthead) utilised fifteen years later when the
comic was published. For some reason I have the impression it
was the former scenario. This is the only ish in my collection,
but I think there were at least another two issues.
BETTIE PAGE, as every fully paid-up perv will know, was
a pin-up girl from the '50s, who had the uncanny ability of being
nude without appearing to be naked (if you know what I mean), so
natural and unselfconscious was she in her 'birthday suit'. In later
life she suffered from psychiatric problems and tried to stab three
people, for which she spent time in a mental institution. Before
all that, however, she had been PLAYBOY's 'playmate of
the month' in the January 1955 issue.
Unfortunately, the tremendously talented Dave Stevens
died at the ridiculously young age of 52 on March 11th, 2008,
and Bettie Page passed away nine months later on December 11th,
aged 85. If you're a fan of Bettie (or Dave), this is one you might
like to track down on eBay. Shouldn't be too expensive.
Posted by Kid at Tuesday, April 14, 2015