|John Stanley (March,1914 – Nov,1993)|
"Around the Block with Dunc & Loo" was written by Stanley but he didn't draw. The illustrator was Bill Williams, a veteran of the old Jerry Iger Studio (Phantom Lady), who also collaborated with Stanley on the short-lived Kookie. It was a teenage humor comic which, unusual for the genre, didn't emulate the appearance of Archie.
Dunc was "classically handsome", with regular features and neatly-combed black hair, and always well dressed, with a coat and tie. He focused on girls, practically to the exclusion of everything else. His main lust object was Beth O'Bunnion, whom he met in the first issue (Oct-Dec 1961). Much of the action involved him trying to avoid Beth's protective father or appease her hulking, brutish brother, Buddy.
Loo was Dunc's best pal. He was also obsessed with girls, but not so mono-maniacally. He had unkempt red hair and usually dressed sloppily, in jeans and T-shirts. Loo had a kid brother, Joey, who sometimes had separate adventures, opening the comic to young kid humor as well as the teenage variety. All of the regulars lived in the same New York City apartment building.
Readers seem unanimous in their opinion that every page of every issue of "Around the Block with Dunc & Loo" was hilarious. Still, it lasted only eight issues. The final one was dated Oct-Dec 1963.
Here I have uploaded 4 of my best favorite stories, translated in Bengali. The original stories were already uploaded in several websites, thus there is no point to re-upload those again in this blog.
Read these hilarious stories and feel free to make some comments if you like them.