Mar 12, 2018

Clyde Diddit's Beefcake Today

The January 1960 issue of Archie's Madhouse, the Archie comics version of Mad Magazine, referred to someone with the odd name Clyde Diddit ("Who he?").

Clyde Diddit or Didit was often referenced in later issues of Madhouse, and occasionally hosted features like "The Madhouse Book of Useless Knowledge" and "The Discovery of Sleep!"  Sometimes he appeared in the cover art as a sort of Alfred E. Neuman. 

He rarely appeared as a character until 1968, when Archie and company were dropped and the comic was re-titled Madhouse Glads, about a teenage rock band.  Now he a rather more attractive blonde hippie, the lead guitarist (other band members were also named Diddit).  Stories continued through 1974.

Another Clyde Diddit, or the same one with a new makeover, appeared as a rock promoter in five issues of Josie (before she became Josie and the Pussycats).

That's not a lot of exposure among the countless thousands of stories in the Archie universe, and there haven't been any new stories for 40 years.  Still, Clyde's anarchic wit, charm, and lack of heterosexual interest made an impression on young readers.  On, an artist named Dynacor has a whole gallery of beefcake interpretations of Clyde Diddit.

Some more erotic than others.

He also specializes in beefcake photography.  Here's an example of his work.

1 comment:

  1. You can find a lot of Archie yaoi, even before Kevin. I'd post links on the other blog.


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