Saturday, October 27, 2007

The Adventures of Bob Hope - 1950

sgAnother Corbis pic, this one of Bob Hope visiting a small child named Alice White, reading her a copy of The Adventures of Bob Hope #2 from DC. Presumably this was some sort of goodwill visit to a children's center or hospital.

It seems jaw-droppingly astonishing that Bob Hope had his own comic book, and that it ran for 109 issues, well into the late sixties!

Not that the book was bad(in fact, it featured work by the likes of Bob Oksner and Neal Adams!), but in today's cultural landscape, can you imagine some celebrity having a public image so vastly popular he/she could support their own comic book, just based on their personality?

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