Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Number 2426: The bubblegum monsters
It is an adolescent fantasy because it is what I would have dreamed up for myself when I was 9 or 10 years old. A couple of young boys (accompanied by an older man, whom I would not have included in my fantasy) are allowed to take an expensive rocketship, without any apparent training, to Saturn, where they find creatures who blow bubbles at them.
The bubble-blowing creatures remind me of the old Dubble Bubble ads that were in many comic books of the early fifties, starring Pud and his gang of gum-chewing, teeth-rotting children, having adventures not unlike Bigbrain Billy and his pal have on Saturn. You can check out more of the Dubble Bubble kids by clicking the link below.
Ernie Schroeder is credited with both story and art by the Grand Comics Database, based on indexer Jerry Bails’s research. Schroeder went on to draw Airboy.
To see those promised Dubble Bubble ads, click on the thumbnail.