310 – Miss America enters the Atomic Age

By the mid-1940s, Miss America from Timely (Marvel) had transitioned from a comic book into a “magazine” with lots of ads targeting young women and articles/stories seeking to shape young girls minds into proper “American ideals”. I love how every article consists of the the first page and then a “continued on some later page” […]

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295 – Millie the Model

Possibly spurred on by the success of Patsy Walker and others, several “career girl” comics were launched by Timely (Marvel) Comics in 1945, with many first issues happening in August 1945. While Tessie the Typist, Nellie the Nurse, and Dolly Dill did not fare very well – Millie the Model became a big enough hit […]

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269 – Patsy Walker

Timely Comics (aka Marvel Comics these days) introduced a new female character in Miss America Comics #2 (September 1944): Patsy Walker. Although the Patsy Walker feature was in the “teen humor” genre, like Archie, I did learn from Wikipedia that she is an important character for Marvel because she one of the few that bridged […]

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