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Thursday, March 7, 2013

COMIC BOOK COMPULSIVE — Pin-Up Pete #1

Pin-Up Pete #1 was an innovative 1957 one-shot from Toby (the publisher mostly known …o.k., entirely known for The Purple Claw, a sort of supernatural superhero title much beloved by Bill Black) which features almost nothing but one page splashes featuring pin-up style illustrations of attractive women.   It is not very good, but it is very odd, and up until about two days ago I had no idea it even existed, and given that I’ve devoted almost my entire life to comic books isn’t that that kind of wonderful and amazing?

“The Cassanova of the Marine Corps” was himself not a Pin-Up but rather a guy that collected them then felt compelled to not just share his collection but to “entertain” his fellow “gyrenes” with tales of his romantic misadventures and sexual failures with them.  Supposedly at the time this sort of thing was supposed to be moderately amusing; I suppose I’ll just have to take their word for it.

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One Response to “COMIC BOOK COMPULSIVE — Pin-Up Pete #1”

  1. Greig Daniels Says:

    Hi Steve
    This was a lot of fun! The art looks as if its by Jack Sparling but I could be wrong
    Toby Press was owned I think by Al Capp and his brother Elliot Caplin and published A few titles in the 50′s, including A John Wayne Comic that also had some nice art by Sparling.

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