apple_sisters-corps-mainAPPLE SISTERS
and their

Membership: The Apple sisters MAY both have the last name "Apple"; or not (see comments);
    I don't see any evidence that the "All-Girl Apple Corps" involved anyone beyond the two Apple Sisters

Purpose: Entertainment and profit (those were goals, although they may not have been achieved; see comments)

Aliases: None revealed

Affiliations: Howard the Duck, Beverly Switzler, and Lee Switzler;
    presumably some association with the other acts at the burlesque show (and others) that ended up in the Odd Dimension, including the Amazing Fred, Captain Wongo and his Norwegian Camels, Doctor Odd, Gregor, Mack Exacto, the burlesque show building's janitor; the employees of Joe's Dinner (sic), including the alleged former Vice-President of the United States of America

Enemies: None, although Howard is NOT a fan

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
    formerly a burlesque house in the unidentified "Odd dimension"

First Appearance: Crazy Magazine#65 (August, 1980) - see comments


(Crazy Magazine#65) - Auditioning for the burlesque show run by Howard the Duck, the Apple Sisters and the All-Girl Apple Corps waited in line and were the third act to perform.

    When their turn was called, one of the Apple Sisters came up to Howard, introduced their act, and gave him their music (to the tune of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic").

    As they danced, sang, and spun some sort of bolas, Howard broke down into tears. Beverly commented that she didn't know that he was that patriotic, and he told her that he wasn't, but that he was a music lover (meaning he was crying because their music was so bad...BA DUMP BUMP).apple_sisters-corps-crazy68

    Later, after magician Dr. Odd seemingly failed to transport the stage to another dimension (actually transporting the whole building and some of the surrounding buildings to the "Odd dimension").

(Crazy#68) - The Apple Sisters practiced on stage, butchering the song "That's Amore." As Lee corrected their lyrics, Howard complained that they were tone deaf and everything else that could possibly be bad. "Why, they couldn't even sing their way out of a wet paper bag!"

    Unable to bear listening to them any more, Howard and Bev left the theater and grabbed a burger.

Comments: Created by Roger Stern, Pat Broderick, and Armando Gil.

    Given they were performing at a burlesque house, the Apple Sisters' lack of musical ability may have been sufficiently compensated for by their looks and build.

    Given that Howard and Beverly were subsequently seen back on Earth, I'd imagine that the entire burlesque show and/or those who were transported to the Odd dimension all returned home...but we don't know that for sure...

    Were the Apple Sisters actually sisters? Were their last names "Apple"? Maybe...but the Thompson Twins' last names were not Thompson...nor were they twins (nor related at all), and there were three of them. Such examples abound...

    In case you didn't get it, Apple Corps is pronounced just like Apple Core...

Crazy#65 This issue was mis-numbered as #66 on the cover.  The storyline is the one described as #66 on the chronological report.

Profile by Snood.

The Apple Sisters has no known connections to:

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Crazy Magazine#65, Howard the Duck story, pg. 2, panel 6 (one sister giving the music to Howard);
       panel 7 (performing)
    #68, Howard the Duck story, pg. 1, panel 1 (screwing up "That's Amore")

Crazy Magazine#65 (incorrectly numbered #66 on the cover; August, 1980) - Roger Stern (writer), Pat Broderick (penciler), Armando Gil (inker), Jim Owsley (associate editor), Larry Hama (editor)
Crazy#68 (November, 1980) - Steve Skeates (writer), Pat Broderick (inker), Armando Gil (inker), Jim Owsley (associate editor), Larry Hama (editor)

First posted: 01/04/2020
Last updated: 01/05/2020

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