Jetta: cute space girl from the 1960s by famous Archie artist Dan DeCarlo

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32 Responses to “Jetta: cute space girl from the 1960s by famous Archie artist Dan DeCarlo”

  1. MattInBrooklyn says:

    I used to work at Archie as an intern in the bullpen, doing clean-ups and cut-and-paste (literally.)

    A big part of my job was putting the finishing touches on Dan Decarlo’s work, since he would often draw Betty and Veronica with hardly any clothes on. I think he did it for fun, knowing that we would all see it in the bullpen, but it would get “cleaned up” before printing.

    Fun times!

  2. Felton says:

    The American Barbarella? ;-D

  3. Nash Rambler says:

    Considering the huge influence De Carlo’s art obviously had on them, I’m somewhat surprised to not see a contribution from either Gilbert Hernandez or Jaime Hernandez.

  4. Gutierrez says:

    Jetta Pinups, guaranteed wholesome reading!

  5. Quiche de Resistance says:

    BE

  6. Gloria says:

    Love Bill Presing. Good stuff at Nucleus Gallery.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I like how her would-be bf’s name is Arky. Not Archie, mind you. That’s so 20th century!

  8. Rich Keller says:

    Yup, Yogi Berra was right, the future ain’t what it used to be. It’s all bad-ass and dystopic now.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Picking a nit: The Jetsons debuted in 1962, so if Jetta “predates The Jetsons by at least a decade” she’s a cute space girl from the 50s or possibly the 40s, not the 1960s.

  10. Anonymous says:

    My Daughter loves Archie and the whole crew. She loves the reprints with Dan DeCarlo’s art the best. Some of the other Archie comics don’t have DeCarlo’s finesse

    While digging around for Decarlo Art for her a few months ago I found you can read some of Jetta online on this site… http://www.cartoonjam.com/listmedia.php?i=Jetta

    Did not know about this book. Thanks!

    -JC

  11. Halloween Jack says:

    I’m also a little disappointed that Darwyn Cooke didn’t throw them a sketch. Oh, well.

  12. Anonymous says:

    I do not think cooking with Uranium is the best of ideas.

  13. arboretum.ind says:

    I’m glad that in the future Everyone drops nerdy references, constantly.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Hmmm….in the top picture, they’re walking one way below the waist and another way above the waist. Start with his yellow boots and work your way up.

  15. semiotix says:

    I like how, on page two, the boys are so repulsed by Jetta’s oafishly leaden suggestion of a ménage à trois that they are moved to put aside their differences and explore the obvious homoeroticism at the root of their conflict.

  16. semiotix says:

    I like how, on page two, the boys are so repulsed by Jetta’s oafishly leaden suggestion of a ménage à trois that they are moved to put aside their differences and explore the obvious homoeroticism at the root of their conflict.

  17. Phlip says:

    This is as terrifyingly retro as the long sideburns in Star Wars IV

  18. Anonymous says:

    She’s horny….no really I see horns on her head.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Christ, what an asshole!

  20. JDMcDonnell says:

    Dammit!
    Now I know I went to the wrong high school.
    And I’m from the future!
    Relatively….

  21. Phlip says:

    Now now. Women driver jokes are timeless!

  22. Anonymous says:

    The comic’s from the 50′s not 60′s so the “decade” comment is correct, just not the “60′s” part of the headline.

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