Monday, April 22, 2013

The Booby Trap #9

Cover The Booby Trap #9
January-February issue, 1946
Booby, evolved from "bubby," entered American English sometime in the 1930s. Linguists say "buddy" came from "Bübbi," which means treat in German.

You don't really need etymology to guess what the comics is about though. It is exactly what the cover makes you think it is.

Booby Trap #9 came up on ebay over a month ago. After a pathetic bidding war (I'm too poor for fun comics), it was won by someone else. It has since shown up here.

I would still like to share with you what I know of the weird little find.
Back Cover
Yeah, I think this would lead to being too creeped out to feel embarrassed
Despite the cover's claim to be #9, the inside reads Vol. 1, No. 1. Sixty eight pages in full black in white, it is mostly full page cartoons with a few joke pages.

This racy comic is brought to use by Goodman Publishing in Lake Arrowhead, California. The Goodman Publishing there today is unrelated since it was estiavlsh in 1985.

After searches of the artist's names turned up nothing, I thought I might find a lead though the Gallery Magazine on the back. It turns out there are a few publication by the name (or some variety of) in 1946. All proved dead ends.

Here is the interior pages from the ebay listing. Sadly, they are all I have to offer.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

But books I love you...

Brenda Starr #13
I know things have been slow, but they will be picking up soon with some deep looks at golden age artists and fun Fawcett comics.

Have this panel that summarizes nicely why I haven't been making updates lately.

Oh, college, you will be over soon.