Weird Universe

Detectives, Private Eyes and Other Investigators

Red Seal Comics


Look at the characters featured in this single issue, and ask yourself if this is not the best comic in the history of the universe.

Read the whole issue here.

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The Cuban Charlie Chan

"La Serpiente Roja" Primera película cubana sonora from Memoria de Cuba on Vimeo.

IMDB tells us: "A detective story which takes place in London, with Chinese investigator Chan Li Po, a very popular character of a Cuban radio series of the 30s and 40s. Written by Félix B. Caignet."

I'd love to see this whole film, based on this campy snippet.

The backstory, in Spanish.

You'll need to run this site through Google Translate.

Follies of the Mad Men #161

"They call me Philip Bra-lowe."

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Sep 25, 2011 | Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Detectives, Private Eyes and Other Investigators, Underwear, 1950's

Johnson Smith Catalog Item #8


Does that top-row badge translate as "Permit 2 kiss a cock"...?

From the 1950 catalogue.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Sep 07, 2011 | Comments (6)
Category: Animals, Detectives, Private Eyes and Other Investigators, Johnson Smith Catalog, 1950's
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