Thursday, November 22, 2018

Superman Vs. Little Lulu



DC and Marvel comics made me a rabid fan of the art form, but it was comics like Little Lulu that taught me to read.  Their simple one to eight page stories with engaging artwork and fun characters were easy enough for a tyke like me to enjoy on my own.  After mastering those, it wasn't hard to graduate to Archie Comics and then the wordy prose of DC and Marvel.

This cover was inspired by a suggestion by Comics' Historian and Patron of this Blog, Marc Tyler Nobleman - Thanks, Marc!

18 comments:

AirDave said...

(O_O)
"L. L."

Mickey said...

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

I've never seen Superman drawn like that. What is that from?

Ross said...

Sergio Aragones Destroys DC I think.

Ross said...

I had to "rebuild" half of Superman's Body. Martian Manhunter was covering him up.

Anonymous said...

If the Sailor Moon franchise is eligible pop culture to exploit on this website, maybe you could have a cover (or "cover") where Tuxedo Mask (or rather a friend of his whose vocabulary is less gentlemanly) convinces Tennessee Tuxedo to supervise the Sailor Scouts, with Tennessee misinterpreting the offer as a babysitting job because the sailor scouts are called "chicks" (Tennessee thinking the word meant baby birds)(In other words "TENNESSEE TUXEDO MASK"; get it? LOL!).

Marc Ohare said...

A complete surprise, who could ever be expecting this one ? 1000 points for your patron's crazy imaginations.

Mike Shirley said...

There was a fun gag on The Simpsons showing that Alan Moore is a fan of Little Lulu... so I'm imagining that *THIS* is really whatever happened to the Man of Tomorrow! :p

Happy Thanksgiving!

Kaleb Santos said...

Ooh heres an idea astro boy or robocop joining robo force

Bob Buethe said...

L.L. -- BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Jay Johnson said...

I never got into Lulu (something about being 6 and girls & cooties) but I devoured Caspar and Richie Rich until my folks brought home an issue of Superboy!

Anonymous said...

Maybe one pairing(?) could be Richie Rich and the Jetsons; Richie's family's immense wealth seems to allow for Jetsons-type technology.

Brother Kellymatthew Barnes said...

Watch out for that Lux Lather!

Anonymous said...

Little Lulu, huh? Wasn't she a Harvey Comics character, initially?

Cary Comic said...

Nope! She was published by the original Gold Key Comics (a Golden Age Dell imprint, iirc).

Bradley Walker said...

Little Lulu started out as a magazine cartoon by Marge. Among comic fans her best stories are for Dell by writer John Stanley. At one point she was the subject of cartoons from Fleischer Studios (so was Superman, btw) but when they lost the license they created their own character, Little Audrey, whom they later sold to Harvey Comics. Audrey is currently starring with fellow Harvey Girls Dot and Lotta in new cartoons for Netflix.

Anonymous said...

popeye meets sailor moon?

Anonymous said...

Or, failing that, Jonn Jonnz meets Sailor Mars?

Simreeve said...

Anonymous said...
"Or, failing that, Jonn Jonnz meets Sailor Mars?"

There was actually a canonical JLA story in which Jonn, posing as a Japanese woman, used Sailor Mars's "real" name as an alias.

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