Johnny Danger

Created by ?

Beats me.

JOHNNY DANGER was evidently the star of a long lost and short-lived (one issue) comic book put out in the fifties by Toby Press -- a comic that is remembered now -- if at all -- for its famous (or is it infamous?) opium den story.

According to the cover (kindly reprinted on p.105 of The Illustrated History of Crime Comics), Johnny was "Honest! Smart! Tough!"

He smoked cigarettes, kinda looked like John Garfield, and evidently his name "Spells DOOM to the Underworld!"

Alas, all that didn't seem to help, and Johnny faded into oblivion. Somewhere, Johnny is no doubt being consoled by Debbie Shaw, his "meek, retiring secretary."

But I tell ya, that is one awesome cover.

I wonder if the story lived up to it.

Anyone?

COMIC BOOKS

  • JOHNNY DANGER, PRIVATE EYE
    (1954, Toby Press).
  • No. 1, August 1954.

  • DANGER
    (1964, Super Comics)

No. 11 (reprint of above)

Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.


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