Sunday, 2 October 2011

Dum Dum Dugan Redux

Sigh! So many opportunities wasted in the military career of Dum Dum Dugan! Like that time he was captured by beduin working for the nazi.
But do you think they seized the opprtunity? No. They just locked him up. To be fair, they already had an older prisoner in "a small, bubble-like bunker built secretly in the very midst of the unwary nomads" (how one manages to secretly build anything like a bunker under a tent in the desert is beyond me).
Of course, Sgt. Fury and the Howlers free everybody in the end! Yawn! This one was written by Roy Thomas, drawn by Dick Ayers and inked by John Tartaglione

Saturday, 1 October 2011

The Court-Martial of Dum Dum Dugan !

Timothy Aloysius Cadwaller "Dum Dum" Dugan is one red-hot f---er. There, I've said it. And believe me, it's hard to be the hottest male item in a comic when you're always playing second banana to Nick Fury, the guy who couldn't keep his shirt on during World War 2 and kept getting into interesting predicaments when he became head of the international spy-smashing organization S.H.I.E.L.D. (more on that some day). But ex-circus strongman Dugan had one thing going for him that made him stand out (even when he wasn't drawn, as in theabove cover, by John Severin) - a big BIG moustache. Bigger than the much smaller appendages worn by fellow Howlers "Izzy" Coen and Percival "Pinky" Pinkerton. Unfortunately, Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos being a war comic, there wasn't a lot of male bondage going on in it, except when the captured heroes were being led to the firing squad (from which they were invariably rescued). Still, this one cover of the manacled mister Dugan being led away to court-martial is hot. Hot enough for me to have bought a second copy of this comic recently by mistake. This is what happens when you let your hormones get the better of you.
The inside of the comic doesn't have much hot bondage action, though. This is the best I could find. The issue was written by Gary Friedrich, drawn by Dick Ayers and John Severin, and sports quite a few lovely shots of Dum Dum Dugan's red-hot face and even one shot of him taking his shirt off (alas, not close enough).