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Sunday, September 30, 2007

30 Days Hath September

Since Jeff Pepper already ran a Huey, Dewey and Louie comic book cover from one of Donald’s nephews’ Dell Giant Back To School issues over at his excellent Disney blog 2719 Hyperion (link below to the right), I thought I’d run something a little different before Back-to-School Month closes out. Donald Duck wasn’t the only “funny animal” star who had young relatives in his care. With nephew and niece Knothead and Splinter in tow Woody Woodpecker became a much tamer, more domesticated character in the pages of his comic book. Unlike Huey, Dewey and Louie, however, poor Knothead and Splinter didn’t have enough star power to headline their own “school” comic so Uncle Woody still gets top billing. Here, in a pleasingly designed 1954 Giant Comic cover drawn by comic artist Paul Murry, Woody financially exploits his young kin by selling them bribes for their classroom instructors. Doesn’t such behavior border on extortion? Maybe Woody wasn’t such a domesticated comic book character after all…

1 comment:

douglas said...

There's a great Woody Woodpecker article here: