Thursday, June 3, 2010
It's Like the TV Series, In Comic Form
I like "I Love Lucy" the series but the show kind of falls apart when you actually think about the plots. Ricky (Desi Arnaz) abuses his wife quite a bit and there are routinely people willing to lose their job just for the sake of a stupid practical joke. But the show is good for a quick laugh but these comics are not. A lot of the stories you don't even know ended until you're suddenly reading one of the many adventures of Cyril Shy. Anyway, here are some Lucy comics and covers for you. Enjoy.
These are pretty decent comic book photos (although the look Lucy is giving Ricky on this cover kind of weirds me out) but you can tell that the photos used for the covers were not all important as long as Lucille Ball was somewhere on the cover. There are a couple where she is not even looking at the camera which could be an artsy thing but I'm thinking the photos were the bad shoots from various publicity appointments. I am wondering if the nameless artist who worked on these comics actually watched the show. None of the characters, except for maybe Lucy, look like they are supposed to.
There also is very little of Ricky at the club which is kind of a disappointment because they showed Ricky at the club in just about every episode.