Creepy public service comic book about bike safety (1972)


34 Responses to “Creepy public service comic book about bike safety (1972)”

  1. Anonymous says:

    …and yet, believe it or not, this is not the creepiest PSA about bicycle safety out there by a long shot.

  2. Chris Tucker says:

    Apparently, this is the plot to the new Star Trek movie.

    The evil “Mirror Universe” Spock goes back in time and crosses over to our universe to save the kid who’s Kirk’s great^10 grandfather, by gluing some fake devil horns to his head and giving Danny a high tech future bike.

    Or something.

  3. tikal2k says:

    “Like suicide and murder!”

    That last drawing of old man Danny is awful!

  4. debg says:

    So it’s Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride from Disneyland, only with a car. We used to call the ride “Mr. Toad Goes to Hell.”

  5. mdh says:

    And young little Danny grew up to be …

    President W!


  6. pduggie says:

    “especially those new international signs that will help make our highways safer!”

    He’ll learn all the signs.

    The international signs are supposed to be intuitive to help non-english speakers know what to do when they see a sign, right?

    So what do you have to “learn” about an intuitive sign?

    Unless they’re not really intuitive….

    Things to ponder…

  7. pduggie says:

    Letting the devil mess with you is the way God teaches valuable lessons. Seriously.

    See the Book of Job.

  8. Samurai Gratz says:

    “Hey, what’s a guy like me doing in an antiseptic dump like this?”

    Man, if I had a nickel for every time I’ve said that.

  9. Mark Frauenfelder says:

    Anonymous@27: “Who was the artist? Its damn familiar stuff.”

    It has a Charlton vibe, I think. But I am not too familiar with the artists in that particular bullpen.

  10. schr0559 says:

    One of the Nightmare on Elm Street movies has a “demon bike” death. Well, it’s with a motorcycle, but I guess Wes Craven really read his safety manuals as a kid…

  11. bjacques says:

    I’d say Hank Ketcham had grounds for a lawsuit.

  12. Belabras says:

    Sometimes Danny is kind of a dick.

  13. pauldrye says:

    And young little Danny grew up to be … Ghost Rider!

  14. InsertFingerHere says:

    When does “Danny The Ricer” comic come out?

  15. se7a7n7 says:

    best line from Danny after he gets all wise:

    Sorry Pal, no passengers! Doubling on a single bike is like suicide and murder!

  16. yri says:

    Wow, sounds almost like a Chick tract…

  17. The Unusual Suspect says:

    So Critical Mass is the tool of Satan?

    [smacks forehead]

  18. JJR1971 says:

    Demoncycle, otherwise known as a Harley Davidson… ;-)

  19. noen says:

    “After that, he becomes an exemplary lad, following bicycle safety rules to the letter and admonishing anyone who doesn’t.”

    So basically, no change.

    Do they still make Demoncycles?

  20. ericdrummond says:

    The absolute best part is towards the end, when we see Danny sporting a bad-@$$ beard and heading to meet up with his best pal Charlie Manson, eyes lit up like a kid at Christmas.


  21. padster123 says:

    Yep – the proto fixie dick.

  22. franko says:

    i like the part where he’s a hippie at the end.

  23. Shelby Davis says:

    “Say, you look like the Devil!”

    EXACTLY what I’m going to say when I see someone that looks like they could pass for Satan.

    And the suicide/murder line is pretty great too.

  24. mcgringostarr says:

    It’s “funnier” when Bam Margera does it to his parents, says Viacom.

  25. dragonfrog says:

    PDuggie @20

    The only intuitive interface is the nipple; everything else is learned.

  26. cstatman says:

    daddy, I want a DEMONCYCLE and I want it NOW!

  27. ThreeFJeff says:

    I love how Satan taught Danny the valuable life lesson.

  28. Anonymous says:

    Okay silver age DC Comics nerds. WHo was the artist? Its damn familiar stuff.

    Nick Cardy? Frank Springer?

  29. holtt says:

    I like the V for Vendetta face on the bike…

  30. Gloria says:

    Don’t do as Danny Don’t Does.

  31. Boeotian says:

    Afetr riding with the Devil and his Demoncycle, he changed his name to Evel Knievel!

  32. ridl says:

    “I’m not Satan, I’m Santa!”

    That last page portrait of grown-up Danny the Homeless Junkie Biker make me wonder what the Highway Safety Administration REALLY thought about cyclists…

  33. nanuq says:

    So this whole “killing people with the bike” thing is just youthful hijinks that Danny outgrew thanks to the Devil? Do the fundies know about this?

  34. Anonymous says:

    The sequel is “Danny moves to Portland Oregon”.

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