Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Number 2470: Little Lulu assaults the king!
John Stanley wrote the story for Little Lulu and Her Special Friends #3, a Dell 100-page giant comic from 1955. In the series featuring Witch Hazel. Stanley carefully crafted stories that are told on the spur of the moment by Lulu for the neighbor kid, Alvin. Of course Lulu makes herself the heroine, although as a “poor little girl” living with her mother in dire poverty. Trust Stanley to make a dreadful situation funny. Lulu is a middle-class American kid living in the suburbs with her mom and dad; the same world as I, old Pappy, grew up in. I wish my own world had been as interesting as Lulu’s.
Finished artwork is by Irving Tripp, from rough layouts by Stanley.