Friday, October 19, 2007

Dennis The Menace Pocket Full of Fun #23 - Jan. 1975

sgAside from Archie Andrews, I guess you'd have to say Dennis the Menace was the digest format's biggest, longst-running star--Dennis the Menace Pocket Full of Fun was a completely separate digest-sized series that ran for fifty issues, each of them two-hundred pages thick! That's a lot of trouble for Mr. Wilson!

This particular issue features twenty different Dennis stories, all drawn by Hank Ketcham ghost artists who could ape his style perfectly. So while(like I said back when talking about the Marvel Dennis the Menace digest series)I still don't find the strip funny, the artwork is top-notch and a joy to look at.

Interesting note--this issue has one of those Statement of Ownership thingies. This digest series was selling over 140,000 copies each issue--take that, X-Men!

2 comments:

wich2 said...

Rob-

Not to be a nudge...

And I'm far from the biggest expert on this...

But I'm over 99% sure that Ketcham never had ANY actual work in the comics - except of course for the reprints of his newspaper one-panels.

http://www.hembeck.com/WordsAboutPictures/WisemanTooleDennis.htm

Happy Halloween!
-Craig W.

rob! said...

i never learn...

duly corrected!