01 July 2012

Clyde Crashcup

Issue #3

Melvin Monster , Nancy and Little Lulu writer John Stanley scripted these comic book tie ins to the cartoon, which was shown as part of  The Alvin Show in 1961-1962 . 

Issue #1
  Crashcup  was a scientist in a white coat whose experiments invariably failed, voiced by Shepard Menken.
Shepard Menken (November 2, 1921 – January 2, 1999) 
Menken attended Columbia University and the Juilliard School of Music. He had roles in 17 movies, but was also a voice actor.in animated cartoons for Hanna-Barbera, UPA, and Marvel Productions, as well as advertising spots for StarKist Tuna and Mattel Toys. He voiced Dr Doom in the early 80s animated version of Spider-Man.

Issue #5
 The Dell series ran from '63-'64 and was drawn by Irving Tripp, who drew Little Lulu among other characters. Clyde also appeared in some comics featuring the chipmunk Alvin.

Issue #2
 Clyde tended to "invent" things which had already been invented. He typically would invent something by taking a pencil out of his lab coat's pocket and drawing a picture in midair of his conception: the picture would then become the actual object. He was aided by his silent assistant Leonardo.
Issue #4

1963, reprinted 1966


  1. Makes me want MORE! Would love to see some of the stories!!! Thanks for this -- never heard of it!

    1. Try this link: