Friday, November 2, 2012

PURPLE TIGRESS "Who is The Purple Tigress?"

This week, we indulged in a "purple" theme at our "brother" blog Hero Histories™...
...with entries about the Purple Claw and Purple Zombie, so we decided to carry the theme over here, with the only "purple" heroine we could find...The Purple Tigress!
Like many Golden Age series, this one starts off "mid-stream", implying the title character has been operating for an extended period before this tale from Fox's one-shot anthology All Good Comics (1944).
Her name is a little odd, since there are no feline "purple" tigers.
However, there is an extremely-aggressive beetle called "Purple Tiger".
So, though it's never properly-explained, she's really insect-themed, like The Green Hornet.
Though the art is signed "Betty Brown", it appears to be a pseudonym for currently-unknown creators.
There is one more Purple Tigress story, published three years later, but it offers no more background information about the heroine than this one.
Be here next week, when we present another tale of classic comic grrrl power!

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