Friday, April 05, 2024

Jerry Lewis Comics

I don't think that there will ever be a time when big comedians of today (Chris Rock, Tiffany Haddish, Sarah Silverman, Melissa McCarthy, Dave Chappelle, Issa Rae, Kate McKinnon, Tig Notaro, etc.) 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, an Australian comedy team comic book cover. (Hat tip to David Simpson for correcting me on the Bonzer Film Comic cover.) 

 For the record, I would buy a Hannibal Buress comic book.  

- Edited from an August 23, 2017 blog entry.

1 comment:

El Gran Jugador said...

On the totem pole it looks like Jerry’s on top of Spiro Agnew