Monday, May 28, 2012

Cry Comics!

I was watching the swell film noir Cry Danger (1951) the other day, and couldn't help but notice these props in the background of a scene. They go by pretty fast, but they looked like comics to me!

So I checked the GCD and, sure, enough, D.S. Publishing put out a comic called Public Enemies, from 1948-1949, which fits in perfectly with when this movie would have been filmed.

It's hard to make out, but I'm pretty sure that's a copy of Public Enemies #3, cover-dated Aug. 1948. I love the idea that in this movie's film noir world, there are probably only film noir comics! Even little kids can't get away from the darkness...

1 comment:

C. Elam said...

By process of elimination, the book directly above it must be Fawcett's Montana. The only date listed for it is 1950, but that fits right in.