Article #35


Wacky Wooden Indians Whack Wood!

(Or, the what to read when high entry)


To my one fan out there, sorry about the delay between updates.  To the rest of you (yeah, I’m an optimist), here’s the latest update.  Warning, this entry is wrought full of disturbing imagery and awkward situations that those of you who are squeamish or faint of heart should leave now.  For the rest of you, scroll down, but don’t say I didn’t warn you!


The Golden Age of comics was wrought with many experimental endeavors, and our newest entry is one of those.  At first it may seem like an interesting idea.  Children enjoy watching puppets.  Children also enjoy reading comic books.  So why not combine the two?  Heck, Howdy Doody could do it.  They had Raggedy Ann in a long running comic series too.  Surely a book devoted solely to puppets could do no wrong?


And so we introduce the fruits of these labors, Puppet Comics #1 from 1946…





If you were a young kid, wouldn’t this cover just scream to be picked up?  And isn’t it refreshing to see a boy puppet show his true feelings towards the monkey puppet?  Sadly these are all marionettes, no hand puppets can be seen.


In terms of disturbing imagery this cover has nothing on one particular story on the inside.  Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time we introduce our monkey loving pal, Redwood Rodney…






That’s right, the tree is talking through the large gash it just received from the axe.  Smoke ‘em if you’ve got ‘em people, because things just get weirder from here on out…




Call me a racist if you will, but I could never condone a mop-bucket marriage.  Sure, they seem made for each other, but you just know the mop’s going to leave the bucket once in a while for a wild ride in the hands of some stranger, and the bucket just deserves better.  Especially in this case when the mop has OBVIOUSLY been playing around.  I mean, what the heck is Cousin Scrub Oak doing to her in panel 4?  Scrubbing the deck indeed!




Is it just me or do these wooden logs remind you of some other logs folks have been known to make…


And how the heck are giant trees growing out of the boat in panel 3?  And come to think of it, isn’t the boat made of wood too?  How come it doesn’t have a happy, smiling face on it like everything else (except the old chief)?  Is it dead?  Did the good, old pioneers cannibalize their own to build the crummy ship?  Okay, I know, you’re dying to find out what happens to Sir Chip.  Scroll down, but it’s not for the squeamish…




Told you.




I’m a little disturbed at how quickly the old man asked the young (puppet) boy to go home with him.  And the puppet doesn’t seem to mind that the old man has a giant axe.  Makes you wonder what goes down, doesn’t it?  Well, while there was a Puppet Comics #2, sadly that was the final issue of this series, and Rodney and his puppet pals went back to the puppet hell they were spawned from.


Image within the Image Moment Presents:


The Nonconventional Perils of Being a Superhero Part 2


Yes, image within the image is back with a new ongoing subseries detailing some of the problems superheroes can have.  This first case in point points out a hereto unknown risk when having a double identity.  Taken from Action Comics #413, it gives a glimpse of the problems many female superheroes have when faced with an immediate crisis, in this case Supergirl must stop a rampaging robot, and so we enter the story…




Oddly enough the next panel Supergirl says that she felt bad about what she just did.  M’kay.