Saturday, November 30, 2013

SOUTH SEA GIRL "Echoes of an A-Bomb"

Because it's a chilly late Fall/early Winter in the US...
...we're going to look at the tropical adventures of a sarong-clad heroine battling atom bomb-wielding Commies in an airship!
This tale from Leader's Seven Seas Comics #6 (1947) was scripted by Manning Lee Stokes with art by legendary "good-girl" artist Matt Baker, who also illustrated most of the legendary Fox Comics Phantom Lady series (which we ran HERE).
Stokes was a pulp/paperback writer specializing in mystery and action.
His only comic book work was for various strips in Seven Seas Comics.
This strip ran for all six issues of Seven Seas Comics and some of the stories have been reprinted, usually renaming the heroine or changing the story title.
When it was reprinted in the 1950s, the heroine's name was changed to "Vooda", and her bare midriff was covered both on the new cover art and the modified story pages...
When it was reprinted in the 1960s, she was once more "Alani" and her tummy was uncovered...
...but not on the new cover art by Ross Andru and Mike Esposito!
Be here next week, when we present another tale of classic comic grrl power!

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