Sunday, January 22, 2017

A Month of... Celebrities in Comics, Day 22: Well, no salad dressing for dinner now

Reid Fleming (World's Toughest Milkman™) and his gal-pal Lena Toast are watching The Commander Bob and Betty Show (no advance tapes were sent before this review). Naturally, as in all great TV shows like Survivor or The Joe Franklin Show, you may not survive the experience!

Panels from Reid Fleming: World's Toughest Milkman #2 (Eclipse, March 1987); script, pencils, inks, and letters by David Boswell

Today's special guest star: Hollywood legend Paul Newman! Go ahead, ask him anything about anything except his acting debut in 1954's The Silver Chalice, sometimes referred to as Paul Newman and the Holy Grail. Newman publicly called the film "the worst motion picture produced during the 1950s" and took out a full-page advertisement imploring audiences not to watch it on TV. In other words: don't mention The Silver Chalice! I mentioned it once, but I think I got away with it all right.

We all salute the life and career of Paul Newman (1925-1987).

Still, I quibble at the honorific "World's Toughest Milkman." Why, look what happened when he rang my doorbell!

1 comment:

Blam said...

Fun alternative fact: The never published Archie / Reid Fleming crossover strongly implied in the chapter "Who Nose?" that Jughead was the milkman's kid.