Thursday, August 2, 2012

"Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (Dell) #19, May 1943: "Beaky Buzzard vs. Desperate Dan"

Let's give the writer and artist who cooked up this tale a hearty round of applause. It's a cliche as old as time: gang of outlaws starts trouble in lawless Western town, mysterious stranger comes along, becomes the new sheriff in town and thwarts the bad guys.

Of course, usually in this scenario, the hero is dashing, daring, mysterious and tough as nails. Usually, he's smart, too.

But what would happen if the hero was a complete idiot, succeeding only by sheer naivete and dumb luck? Aw, what the hell, let's take him down another notch. What if he was Beaky Buzzard?

Find out and laugh right here!

1 comment:

  1. In the UK we have our own Desperate Dan who has been in The Dandy comic for 75 years..Dec 4th 1937 was his first Birthday..look him up on

    so fun seeing another Desperate Dan from America..
    I like the silliness of it..