Saturday, June 19, 2010

Barbie Fashion Comics 1992

I know I've got them out of order now:

Barbie Fashion 13, January 1992. First Snow Fall by Trusiani. Courtney gets her first skiing lesson from Barbie--how to fall. Snow Time Like Now--Skipper makes a snowman but doesn’t have the film to take a picture of it. She goes to the drugstore, but meets some friends to go to a movie, then stops for a soda. The writers did their research but only got it half right. Courtney has red hair. Tiff is African-American. OMG! They meet Skooter and Ricky! Skooter is a redheaded boy and Ricky is also African-American! I assume Mattel must have granted the writers the rights to use the names but not their likenesses?

Barbie Fashion 17, May 1992. New Old-Fashioneds, by Trina Robbins. Skipper and Courtney shop at a thrift store. Skipper Skipper. Middle sister dreams she’s captain of a pirate ship. What is with the goofy Skipper dream sequences? In the 42 years I’ve loved Skipper, not once did I ever envision her having weird dreams.

Barbie Fashion 18, June 1992, The Right Attitude. Skipper and Courtney both go to the dentist, but only one of them has a cavity. For those of you who like trivia or write fan fiction, the dentist is an African-American woman named Dr. Acherman. The Borrowed Book, by Slate. A mystery novel is being passed around. Skipper’s friend in this story is Scott and he does look like the doll.

Barbie Fashion 19, July 1992, Mineral Marvels by Robbins. Brief two-page comic about colorful, easy-to-find stones.

Barbie Fashion 21, September 1992, Who’s Rowing the Boat? by Slate. Skipper wonders why Scott has ignored her in the park.

Barbie Fashion 22, October 1992, Do You Want to Dance? by Slate. Skipper friend Heather is reluctant to go to end-of-summer dance because shes so tall.

Barbie Fashion 23 November 1992, It’s No Choke, by Slate. Barbie teaches Skipper the Heimlich Maneuver. Odd but useful topic for a comic book.

Barbie Fashion 24, December 1992. Congratulations, Christie! Christie gets a new job, so Barbie and Skipper plan a surprise party for her. Any Way the Wind Blows by Slate. Skipper runs out of time for homework because Courtney wants to go shopping. Skipper’s in a Pet Pals outfit.

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