Saturday, July 9, 2011

And now for something completely different...

As the title suggests, this is something a little bit different (though not the "something different" I promised a few posts ago... That's a whole other project that I'm very slowly working on) for this site.

I suppose some background would be good. I found this years and years ago at my grandmother's house while I was looking through some of my dad's old comics. I'm not sure what comic this came from, or how old it is exactly... When I tried to remember it semi-recently, I always thought it was Casper in this story, which it isn't, obviously, but looking the information for this character up online reveals that this could have been in the Casper comic, or one of four comics starring this character himself, and it seems it could have been published anywhere from 1953-1980, though I would guess somewhere in the late 60s or 70s.

Anyway, whatever comic it was in, I took it home and kept it for a while, then at some point got rid of it, but tore out these pages and kept them in a variety of hiding places, until finally finding one that even I quickly forgot about, as for quite a while now, I'd forgotten about saving them and just assumed it was gone with the rest of the comic, until tonight when I stumbled across them while looking for something else.

I've never seen this scanned, or even mentioned, on any AB/DL site, so I figured I might as well put it up. It may be out there somewhere - when looking for mentions of it, I usually looked under Casper, after all - but it would be pretty neat if I was the first. But enough with the explanation - here is Spooky, the Tuff Little Ghost in BOOtiful Baby!





4 comments:

  1. Wonderful find. I liked the comic very much.

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  2. Thanks Princess Pottypants. I remember Spooky, but I think I may be more your father's generation. This was really cute.

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  3. Some of the Harvey Comics characters, like Casper the Friendly Ghost and Richie Rich, are pretty well known. Not as many are familiar with Spooky, the Tuff Little Ghost, who sometimes appears in comics with Casper.

    This comic story was published in Wendy, the Good Little Witch #8, in October 1961. Here's an issue for sale on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/WENDY-GOOD-LITTLE-WITCH-8-STRICT-FN-VF-1961-SALE-/390196936822

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  4. Dear PPP: Alas and damn it all, my grandparents once had that issue (which LilJennie refers to above). I remember reading it with my sister each summer when we went to visit them in Daphne, Alabama. They had a good stash of Harveys, Atlas (anyone remember those) and Marvels.

    Years passed. The comics vanished. My grandparents died in 2005 and 2011. And I later learned that my crazy Aunt Mary threw those issues out sometime around 2005 (death of my grandfather).

    Thanks for evoking a fond memory, however melancholy. As I noted once at SissyKiss.com, early memories of diapered comic characters (i.e., remember the Bugs Bunny episode involving the drunken stork? or Felix the Cat being hypnotized and drugged into being a baby by the evil Professor?) may have played a role in my later fascination with diapers and the ABDL world.

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