Sunday, April 05, 2009
Abbott and Costello Meet the Martians
I'm celebrating Pappy's #500 with an oddball comic to show you: Abbott and Costello #21, from 1953, published by St. John. It is reprinted from Abbott and Costello #3, 1948.
You won't find the familiar A and C vaudeville routine, "Who's On First" in here. What passes for jokes are puns. Lou gets all the laughs, too, as Bud plays straight man, just like he did in real life.
Lily Renée and her husband, Eric Peters, were the artists on this strip. The layouts and the pretty girl look a lot like the work she did for Fiction House. Peters did the caricatures of A and C, and Lily drew the rest, including those pretty girls. A few years later Renée divorced Peters, left comics and eventually re-married.