Saturday, November 17, 2007

Hey Kids! Rock Stars! - 1982

sg Two very unusual comic book appearances in MTV videos, if you can believe it--the Clash's "Rock the Casbah", where we have Joe Strummer(R.I.P.) reading the DC Dick Tracy treasury comic, of all things!

Even more unusual was Duran Duran's "Rio" video of the guys in the band that's not Simon LeBon reading an issue of Charlton's Fighting Army. Charlton. This video probably got the company more exposure than every comic they ever printed, combined.

Strange coincidence: both videos debuted in 1982. That issue of Army is contemporary(its #157), but that Dick Tracy comic was seven years old by the time the Clash shot the video. Was it from someone's personal collection?


Lois Lane said...

For anyone who care's, that's John Taylor in the Duran Duran video.

Unknown said...

Very Cool.. Gonna share the info at the Charlton Arrow FB group... New Charlton material being produced (PD characters) in a new Comic sized full color book as well.. from Mort Todd and Roger McKenzie as well as other Pros and Charlton alumni.. Thanks for the great info on the videos.