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BOB BOLLINGisms
 

   Bob Bolling Archie comics are some of the best comics ever made, but how do you know you're reading a Bob Bolling work? 
 

        
The easiest way:  Bob signed it.
      During the early to mid-1960's very few Archie artists were allowed to sign their work.  Yet Bob was.  Go figure.  If you are lucky enough to have an old LITTLE ARCHIE comic (#1-38), take a look - Bob's stories will be signed yet the other artists work will not.  You'll usually find Bob's signature surrounded by a box in the story's first panel on page 1. 


 
You'll meet:
    
Weasel Williams, Beefy Brawnson, Clyde Crimp, Fangs Foggarty, Dewey Lippersnipper, Evelyn Everner or any of the classic "Bolling" names that either share the same first initial, or mimic a tongue twister that you can't say 10 times fast. 

 
Other signs of a Bob Bolling work to look for:
                         Flim Flam Film Studios,
                         Kindly Mother Kellers Pies
                         Mad Doctor Doom & Chester (no one seems to be overly concerned that the Dr. has green  
                           skin and a forked tongue)
&
                          the Pride of Walvis Bay, (the boat that Mad Doctor Doom & Chester always end up on)


     
 Bob's most infamous line. 

"HA!HA!
THASSA JOKE!" 


     After one of the good old gang tells a bad joke, they inform you that they have, in fact, just told a joke.  The recipient is usually making a face or outwardly groaning.   Always a tell-tale sign that you are reading a great Bolling work.



The story title has a second sub-title:
         While not EVERY Bolling story will be sub-titled, in fact they are harder to track down than I thought originally.  I do believe that Bob was the only guy to use this fun device.  Sometimes it will even have 3 titles when Bob's really on a roll! 
 
example: Little Archie in 'PAPER BOY' or
   'The Strange Case of Mrs. Skratchlow's Cat' or
     "Nobody's Purr-Fect"



 
The lesson learned at the end of the tale will be a play on words.  Many of Bob's stories had a moral story at the end (and usually really good) - quite often Bob would take the time to have the moral lesson be a play on words, like the examples below.  
  

and from Little Archie #15...

    Now that you know what to look for - start digging through your old digests & comics and find out how many of your favorite stories were Bob Bolling works!
 


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