Saturday, 23 January 2016
The Beverly Hillbillies #18 (Dell/1967)
Beverley Hillbillies #18 (Dell)
One of the iconic TV shows from the sixties was The Beverly Hillbillies starring a family of simple folk from the backwaters who upon discovering oil on their land were suddenly propelled into the world of the rich.
The Clampetts were in town.
The first programme was broadcast in May 1963 and lasted through 9 seasons until 1970. Essential family viewing.
The adventures of Jed, Granny, Jethro and the gorgeous Elly May inevitably took comic book form almost immediately in 1963. Each issue contained a couple of stories all along the lines of the material that appeared on the show itself.
In this issue we have Granny's Goodie Wagon, where Granny tries to look for a job with all the inevitable mayhem and Inferior decorating when the Clampetts are introduced to a trendy interior decorating who ends up being invited back to do something to the Clampett mansion.
Granny sets out to prevent that happening...
"I ain't havin' no silly-faced dandy comin' in and messin' up our house"
And so the expected mayhem begins.
Stuff from a different era that still brings a smile to my face to this day.
Published quarterly the comic lasted 21 issues until 1971.