Reefer Madness Era Comicbooks K-N

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KERRY DRAKE DETECTIVE CASES #9   [SEE MORE]

DATE: July 1948
STORY TITLE:   "NONE"
STORY PLOT:   A truly evil story about the evils of Marihuana in which both Ace investigator (for the DA) and his young sidekick, Curly, accidentally smoke the WEED of Madness. Panels show: Distorted illusions, false exhilaration, distorted distance and time frames. Must be seen to be believed -- Must reading
CHARACTURES:  Kerry Drake
FOOTNOTES:   [1]- Five star reefer madness rating [2]- Originally published as a Newspaper comic strip series, later reprinted in comic book format. The last few pages form a part of an ongoing anti-Marijuana story, contained in issue #10.
Publisher: Harvey Enterprises, Inc., 420 DeSoto Ave., St. Louis T, Mo.



KERRY DRAKE DETECTIVE CASES #10     [SEE MORE]

DATE: Sept. 1948
STORY TITLE:   "NONE"
STORY PLOT:   Two-part of a Marijuana story - Kerry smokes Marijuana -- A truly evil story about the evils of Marihuana in which both Ace investigator (for the DA) and his young sidekick, Curly, accidentally smoke the WEED of Madness. Panels show: Distorted illusions, false exhilaration, distorted distance and time frames. Must be seen to be believed -- Must reading.
CHARACTURES:  Kerry Drake
FOOTNOTES:   [1]-Highly recommended - Must read   [2]- Originally published as a Newspaper comic strip series, later reprinted in comic book format. The last few pages form a part of an ongoing anti-Marijuana story, starts in issue #9.
Publisher: Harvey Enterprises, Inc., 420 DeSoto Ave., St. Louis T, Mo.



THE KILLERS #2     [SEE MORE]

DATE: 1948
STORY TITLE:   "Assassins! Mad Slayers of the East!"
STORY PLOT:   "Assassins! Mad Slayers of the East!" The story of "Hassan Ibn Saban" (aka the old man of the mountain) and how he used marihuana to drug his assassins into killing for him. Note: This was a favorite Harry Anslinger (former drug czar) story, but alas a fake. Marco Polo (to whom all refer) clearly stated that the drug in question was opium, not Marihuana.
CHARACTURES:  Hassan Ibn Saban
FOOTNOTES:   [1]- Three star reefer madness rating.
Publisher: Magazine Enterprises, 11 park Place, New York 7, N.Y.



MAD #4     [SEE MORE]

DATE: April/May 1953
STORY TITLE:   "The FLOB WAS A SLOB"
STORY PLOT:   The story of Ramona Snarfl, a typical American girl, who had to choose between two lovers. One a fat slob and the other a handsome male. The choice at first was obvious, but after a few nights out with him, she started to notice a few odd things, like where did he get his money etc. So she goes back to the fat slob. However in the end she sees the light and the last panel shows her selling reefers to grammar school kids. The captions reads, "I was no fool! It's the night clubs for me! Hey kids wanna buy some weeds, cheap? C'mon look, fork over your lunch money! C'mon before the teacher comes.. . . It's hard to take MAD magazine seriously.
FOOTNOTES:   [1]- None
Publisher: Educational Comics, Inc., 225 Lafayette St., New York 12, N.Y.



MORE FUN COMICS #25     [SEE MORE]

DATE: Oct. 1937
STORY TITLE:   "The Marijuana Racket"
STORY PLOT:   part 1 - a Johnny Law adventure - Note the date, this may be the first reefer madness story out there---and a horror of one it is. Story concerns starts out when a young marihuana addict shoots dead an innocent women. This puts Johnny Law on the hunt for a gang of marihuana peddlers: "Chief, I don't care how we do it, But we must stop this peddling of dope to kids! That kid that did the shooting this afternoon was a victim of marihuana." "Johnnie, the marijuana peddling isn't an ordinary rocket, it isn't done by organized crime but by small time racketeers" Needless to say, Johnny thinks differently, --- will he stop the gang? We will have to wait until we can get a copy of the next installment of Johnny Law where the story continues.
CHARACTURES:  Johnny Law
FOOTNOTES:   [1]- Five star reefer madness rating [2]- May be the oldest Reefer madness Comic Book story.
Publisher: Detective Comics - St. Louis, Mo.



[Wanted - The Museum Does NOT have and is looking for a copy]
MORE FUN COMICS #28    


DATE: Jan 1938
STORY TITLE:   "The marijuana Racket"
STORY PLOT:   The marijuana Racket" part 2 - a Johnny Law adventure
CHARACTURES:  Johnny Law
FOOTNOTES:   [1]- Five star reefer madness rating.
Publisher: Detective Comics - St. Louis, Mo.



MISTER UNIVERSE #3     [SEE MORE]

DATE: Dec. 1951
STORY TITLE:   "Dope Menace"
STORY PLOT:   A gang of (adult) marihuana peddlers, is using (high school) teen-age gangs to sell the weed of madness to other high school students. Can Mr. Universe (pro wrestler) stop them and their diabolical plot?
CHARACTURES:  MISTER UNIVERSE (Professional wrestler)
FOOTNOTES:   [1]- Must Reading, Five star Reefer Madness rating
Publisher: Media Publications, Inc., 1775 Broadway, New York 19, N.Y.


NUTS! #3     [SEE MORE]

DATE: July 1954
STORY TITLE:   "Garter Gadflea and his friends"
STORY PLOT:   Drug "reefers" mentioned (but only as part of a joke);
". . . and this part of the program's sponsored by Reefers, irreguar or coffin nail size, they stupify! Have you tried a Reefer Lately?" --not a reefer madness story.

CHARACTURES:  Garter Gadflea
FOOTNOTES:   [1]- None
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