Sunday, April 15, 2018

Wayne's World!

Party time! Excellent!!

Oh...wrong Wayne.

Yup, this is John Wayne Adventure Comics, which stars John Wayne as himself, both in westerns and WWII stories. Because you don't mess with John Wayne!

For example...

Here he's solving a Scooby Doo mystery, as bad guys are dressing like glowing skeletons to scare folks into selling their (uranium-filled!) land cheap.

Scooby Doo AND John Wayne?!? Man, it's enough to make you wonder whether these "make people think places are haunted" scams really happened...

Anyway, Wayne has a sidekick named Bonanza--go figure--who is mainly comedy relief. Because, really, is there anything wittier than constantly mispronouncing "skeletons"?

Oh, trust me, there's lots more talk about "skelly-tons."

Anyway, the owlhoots get the drop on our heroes...

...but Wayne shows his true grit!

D'oh!! Who'd have thought that there was a drawback to having gunfights in glow-in-the-dark costumes?!?

It's John Wayne's world, and we're just living in it!

From John Wayne Adventure Comics #15 (1952)

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