Monday, March 18, 2019
Number 2313: Dickie Dean and the hallucination lamp
Dickie should have warned his buddy, Zip, who has a really bad trip thanks to Dickie’s lamp.
Dickie Dean was created by Jack Cole and first appeared in Silver Streak Comics #7 (1940). Bob Montana also drew Dickie Dean. He did this episode close to the time he drew the first story featuring Archie for Pep Comics. Charles Biro, editor of Silver Streak Comics, had also worked for MLJ, publisher of Pep Comics before the MLJ line began its transition from wild blood-and-thunder superhero adventures to a line devoted to teenage hijinks.
This episode is from Silver Streak Comics #20 (1941), drawn by Bob Montana.