Friday, October 25, 2013

MOTHER HUBBARD "vs Soul-Stealing Gnomes"

The mystical heroine who looks like the traditional sterotype of a witch returns...
...appropriately-enough, as our final entry before Halloween!
For whatever reason, after taking on Nazis in her first appearance, Mother Hubbard confined her war on evil to gnomes, trolls and the like.
Most magician-heroines in comics are beautiful women in tights (Scarlet Witch, Zatanna, Clea, etc.). but Mother Hubbard was the personification of a classic fairy tale witch.
Art for this appearance in Chesler's Scoop Comics #2 (1942) was by Bill Madden, but the writer is unknown.

Be here next week, when we present another tale of classic comic grrrl power!


  1. Very cool! Someone else remembers Bill Madden and Mother Hubbard! (I just published a little collection of all three of his "Mother Hubbard" tales earlier this month.)

  2. We ran her premiere appearance last Halloween, and we'll probably show her final story next All Hallows Eve.
    I'm sorry there aren't more tales.
    She's a hoot!

  3. Interestingly, I've seen references to comics involving the character ("Ole Mother Hubbard") from as early as 1937, draw by Madden for Harry "A" Chesler's Centaur Comics. I've never been able to find any proof that they exist, however.