Friday, September 13, 2013

UNDERCOVER GIRL "Dinner Date with Death"

Starr Flagg occasionally got the cover spot in ManHunt...
Art by Odgen Whitney this case, illustrating a prose tale she starred in.
Text pages like this were a requirement for comics to receive a highly-valued 2nd Class mailing license providing lower mailing rates and reserved only for periodicals.
Some comics did letters pages, some did fact-based features, others did these short stories.
This never-reprinted tale from Magazine Enterprises' ManHunt #2 (1947) was scripted by Gardner Fox, no stranger to heroines, since he also penned Moon Girl and Cave Girl tales during the Golden Age.
While Flagg usually operated alone, she's assisted by FBI agent Jim Fallon, who had his own strip in ManHunt, making this the only crossover between characters from different strips.
Be here next week, when we present another tale of classic comic grrl power!

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