Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Jerry Lewis Comics

I don't think that there will ever be a time when big comedians of today (Melissa McCarthy, Dave Chappelle, Aziz Ansari, Kate McKinnon, Amy Schumer) will have comic books about them. But back in the day -- Bob Hope, Abbott and Costello, Laurel and Hardy, Charlie Chaplin -- were all the stars of their own comic book series.

Jerry Lewis had his own comic book series from DC Comics. It began in 1952 and was known under the title DEAN MARTIN AND JERRY LEWIS. But the duo broke up. So, after five years and 40 issues, the series was renamed THE ADVENTURES OF JERRY LEWIS and ran another 84 issues. Here are a few of the covers, including, a British Australian comedy team comic book cover. (Hat tip to David Simpson for correcting me on the Bonzer Film Comic cover. Details in the comments. Thanks, David!)

1 comment:

David Simpson said...

Hi Mike

A minor correction: Big Bonzer Film Comic wasn't British, it was Australian.

the word bonzer is an Australian word, and when I looked up the comic it turned out to have bene published by Frew in Australia. See for more information.

I can understand your error -- for many years, Australia used the British monetary units pounds, shillings and pence.