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3 hours ago, 1950's war comics said:

I think this is the issue with the mind blowing ending where all living things are starving on a deserted island....

and the final panel shows the rat has a bird halfway in his mouth, the man has the rat halfway in his mouth, and a large fish has the man halfway in his mouth .. all at the same time and all laying on the beach dead lol 

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i knew i was close to the actual ending of that EC horror comic ! i read it many years ago but never forgot it ,.. and that final panel is a STUNNER lol !!!!!

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On 8/27/2016 at 12:06 AM, AJD said:

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Thanks for showing us where all the inspiration for all those "PLOP" covers come from

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On 7/10/2017 at 8:24 AM, AJD said:

Funny you should say that. I have been thinking of a new thematic focus, as I have a good % of the war bonds covers I know about and it's getting hard to find new ones. I'd narrowed it down to kangaroos (for obvious reasons) and submarines (a long standing professional interest).

As for kangaroos as ongoing characters... you better believe it! Skippy could do all sorts of things, including tuning radio dials and communicate that dad was in a car that had gone into the creek. (That seemed to happen a lot.)

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Awwww... just like Lassie !! how cool !!!

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On 4/18/2019 at 7:51 AM, 1950's war comics said:

Thanks for showing us where all the inspiration for all those "PLOP" covers come from

I think the Plop covers were also influenced by this 1962 set of “Ugly Stickers” by Wolverton and Wood. These also probably influenced the later series of “Garbage Pail Kids” cards by John Pound. The Ugly stickers are a great set if you love Wolverton!

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On 10/2/2017 at 7:29 AM, AJD said:

Steve Roper, An enigmatic Australian book today.

Steve Roper had a daily newspaper strip in the Detroit Free Press back in the day when i used to buy the paper everyday and read the whole thing , i never much followed the comics strips that were continued serials though..

back then (probably up to about 15 yrs ago) the two big daily Detroit newspapers would have two full pages of comic strips each...

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On 4/28/2019 at 11:04 PM, 1950's war comics said:

Steve Roper had a daily newspaper strip in the Detroit Free Press back in the day when i used to buy the paper everyday and read the whole thing , i never much followed the comics strips that were continued serials though..

back then (probably up to about 15 yrs ago) the two big daily Detroit newspapers would have two full pages of comic strips each...

That strip doesn't appear to have run in Australian newspapers, at least as far as I can tell from the National Library's online search. Though I did find a piece that runs one strip, and has an anti-comic rant about it. This appeared in the Tribune on January 16 1952:

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And here's the offending strip:

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This wasn't a Wertham-style rant though. The Tribune was the newspaper of the Communist Party of Australia. It's an odd world when the communists and the conservative forces in society are united against a common foe - the obviously malign influence of comic books on would-be reactionaries and/or solid citizens! I'm not sure that the comic was 'drawn in Australia' as the paper says, though we saw way back in this thread that at least one issue had added local additions.

Thanks Sean for getting me to look for the strip - this was an interesting find. I think I might also post it where a few more people might see it.

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Interesting article, if a little incomprehensible - "The comic starts in the usual way. Steve the glamorous leaves his glamorous "boss lady"

*What? Steve the glamorous?* lol

(apparently in the US all Bosses are gorgeous females) . . ."

Again, what? The rest is equally difficult to decipher, even from a Trotsky perspective (that's a joke, Joyce)

What is far more disturbing is the "shaded" article purporting to be from Phoenix - "The Home of the Brave".

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LOL that crypt of terror comic above was a good story😂😂😁😁 an the final panel is insane😂😂

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On 7/30/2018 at 9:12 AM, AJD said:

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i like reading about the Marianas turkey shoot !!! (Battle of the Phillippine sea )

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On 5/7/2019 at 8:00 PM, 1950's war comics said:

I like reading about the Marianas turkey shoot !!! (Battle of the Phillippine sea )

I can scan the rest of the story if you'd like?

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New to a short box near me, thanks to @Black_Adam

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As usual with this title it's a really mixed bag, with crime, sci-fi and 'social justice' stories. While it's completely derivative of Edgar Alan Poe's 'The telltale heart', I quite liked the final story:

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9 hours ago, AJD said:

I can scan the rest of the story if you'd like?

yes i would like to read that story ...

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On 4/26/2019 at 1:11 PM, 1950's war comics said:

Awwww... just like Lassie !! how cool !!!

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Tut tut tut! Only a real fan will get this joke.:roflmao: 

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On 5/8/2019 at 8:10 AM, AJD said:

New to a short box near me, thanks to @Black_Adam

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As usual with this title it's a really mixed bag, with crime, sci-fi and 'social justice' stories. While it's completely derivative of Edgar Alan Poe's 'The telltale heart', I quite liked the final story:

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"Seep No More!" is a Macbeth reference, right?

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:gossip:

Hamlet.

“To die, to sleepNo more—and by a sleep to say we end the heartache and the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to—'tis a consummation devoutly to be wished! To die, to sleep.”

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4 minutes ago, Duffman_Comics said:

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Hamlet.

“To die, to sleepNo more—and by a sleep to say we end the heartache and the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to—'tis a consummation devoutly to be wished! To die, to sleep.”

Macbeth Act 2, Scene 2 :makepoint:

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Well, it seems that "Sleep no more" is present as an expression in both plays - though I readily concede the Hamlet instance is the stronger case for attribution.

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