Captain Bamboo Steamer & first mate Tugg Neato
You can listen to the tales of Captain Bamboo Steamer, sailor boasting of “me fists the size o’ two bunk beds” in a Best Of collection, Heroes and Villains, that also features far-off adventurers “Ace” Banning and his sidekick “Chubby” in the old-time radio spoof, I Love Danger, Action, Murder and Keen Stuff Like That; movie parody The Mummy’s Hand-Stand; commandos of The Scuba Patrol battle Count Dracula, Santa Claus, and a trampoline; Tommy and Jimmy are heroes of the saga Earth Versus The Flying Dorseys. Villain Pablum Picassowhat tries to outwit crypt-kicking cartoon kid Danny Phantom.
Hear all these thrill-packed melodramas at Archive.org.
Illustrations by Wayne Modjeski.
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Like most super heroes, Danny Phantom has a sidekick. His name is Placebo. If Placebo helps Danny in any way, he must be doing it unknowingly. Artwork by Wayne Modjeski. (Above) Early sketch of Danny & Placebo.
Danny: “You shouldn’t put all your eggs in one basket, Placebo.”
Postman: “I have a delivery of eggs in one basket for a Mister Placebo.”
TV cartoon star Danny Phantom, created by Jerry on The Mechanical Spider Clinic radio show, was re-interpreted by artist Wayne Modjeski, for Funny Pages newspaper as a proposed comic strip, never published.
“In the nebulous realm of Possibility…Fate and Will conjur the formation of Danny Phantom. His re-birth is observed in a swirl of printer’s ink, celluloid and good, old-fashioned primordial soup…”
Look for more rare, unpublished Wayne Modjeski artwork at ScorchedEar in 2013.
A 1960s TV star, Danny Phantom
, the crypt-kickin’ cartoon kid and his (very limited) assistant Placebo
are sought by a female private eye, Tawny Nunn (Alice Phoenix
), for a modern comeback. This 1986 broadcast predates Roger Rabbit and another
cartoon character also called Danny Phantom
Art by Wayne Modjeski