Daily Archives: October 10, 2012

And Now a Little Something for the 12-Year-Old Inside Each One of Us

17 Early Comic Book Titles and 10 Batman Panels from a Classic Batman Comic* That Might Cause a Juvenile Chuckle or Two If They Were Reprinted for Today’s Modern and Dirty-Minded Audiences

1. “The Gay Desperado” 
Star Ranger #4 (Chesler/Dynamic, 06/37)

2. “The Gay City Plague”
Superman #7 (DC, 11-12/40)

3. “The Boobs in the Bomber” 
Military Comics #2 (Quality Comics, 09/41)

4. “The Bushmaster”
Comic Cavalcade #3 (DC, Summer 1943)

5. “Two Months in the Bush” 
War Heroes #5 (Dell, 07/43)

6. “Oscar Pulls a Boner” 
Archie Comics #7 (Archie, 03-04/44)

7. “Dopey Dick” 
Animal Antics #1 (DC, 03-04/46)

8. “Gay Blade of Terror!” 
All Winners Comics #1 (Marvel, 08/48)

9. “Angel Pussy” 
Triumph Comics (Post Cereal, 1948)

10. “Terror of the Bush” 
The Westerner Comics #25 (Orbit-Wanted, 02/50)

11. “The Beaver Strikes!” 
Little Al of the FBI #10 (Ziff-Davis, 11/50)

12. “The Bushwhacker Strikes!” 
The Arizona Kid #1 (Marvel, 03/51)

13. “Superman’s Super-Boners”
Superman #87  (DC, 02/54)

14. “Beaver Valley”
Four Color Comics #625 (Dell, 04/55)

15. “The Bushwacker”
Annie Oakley and Tagg #7 (Dell, 04-06/56)

16. “Boobs In Birdland” 
Little Archie in Animal Land #1 (Archie, Fall 1957)

17. “The Beaver Battle” 
Bugs Bunny’s Vacation Funnies #8 (Dell, 08/58)

* The panels are from “The Joker’s Comedy of Errors,” (Batman #66, 08-09/51), a story written by Bill Finger and drawn by Lew Schwartz and Charles Paris that is quite possibly the awesomest Batman story ever written. Because, you know, boners (giggle).