the artists speak!
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puppets in the UK
this really isn't a wind-up. Well before the birth of the
mega-succesful Cosgrove Hall tv show, a different DM
appeared in the pages of Fleetway's Cor!!comic. This DM
wasn't a super-agent, as such, but he did proudly display
his super-initials on his chest and he was heroically
when he needed to be...
Like his Cosgrove Hall counterpart all those years
Danger Mouse took his cue from that clasic ITC serial
"Danger Man", starring Partrick McGoohan.
would answer the call of distressed mice everywhere.
Well, close by, anyway. He appeared to wage his war
wits with the same roughed-up old moggy each week.
Danger Mouse originally starred in Odhams' Smash
which launched with him inside back in 1966. Odhams
bought out by Fleetway in the late 60s, and they
shoehornmed a number of those strips in to their
DM's appearances in Cor!! were intermittant, through
early months of 1972. The overall character design
panel work is rather more "sketchy" than the
Fleetway/Odhams style. But alas, an artist's initial
signature still eludes - can
Regardless of the details, what's important is that
DM is there
in black and white, long before the animated show, and
it throws up some interesting points for discussion,
does it not?
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