Friday, March 16, 2007

Bob Hope Meets Aquaman


Perhaps not the most unlikely cameo of all time (I reserve that honor for Mikhail Gorbachav in the movie FAR AWAY SO CLOSE) but here we have the King of the Seas in a throwaway appearance in a mid-sixties issue of THE ADVENTURES OF BOB HOPE. I remember stumbling on this as a back issue circa 1970 and loving the in-jokiness. Aquaman appeared in that issue courtesy of the just passed Arnold Drake and the recently deceased Bob Oksner. We here at the Library never met them but we miss 'em both and will continue to celebrate their works.

1 comment:

sam kujava said...

Issue #94 featured the Aquaman cameo, right?
The last of the "regular" Bob Hope
run...next issue, we were introduced to Super-Hip and the
new monster cast of Bob Hope, and
things got increasingly strange!