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Friday, 27 November 2015
THE ADVENTURES OF BOB HOPE #104...
As far as I recall, this is the only BOB HOPE comic I've
ever read. It's certainly the only one I've ever owned, acquired
sometime back in, I think, 1982. Bob himself doesn't turn up in
the tale until page 12, and seems to be merely a supporting player
throughout the yarn, rather than the 'star of the show'. Illustrated
by BOB OKSNER and likely written by ARNOLD DRAKE, the
story features FRANKENSTEIN's MONSTER, DRACULA,
The WOLF MAN, and The MUMMY (in likeness at least,
if not exactly in name).
Surprisingly, the title lasted for 109 issues over the course
of 18 years, with NEAL ADAMS taking over the art chores for
the final four issues. The comic has its own charm I suppose, with
some pleasing art, but to be entirely honest, I found the ads more
interesting than the strip. I've included a couple so that you can
make up your own minds. What kids wouldn't have loved to
own a full-sized GEMINI Spacecraft, eh?
Why I didn't take this comic with me for Bob to autograph
when I first met him in 1984 (and again in '94) I'll never know.
That said, I've got his signature about 7 or 8 times, so I don't
suppose there's any need to be greedy.
Posted by Kid at Friday, November 27, 2015