219 – Phantom Lady Bares More

Frank Borth took over the art for the Phantom Lady stories in Police Comics #17 (January 1943). Apparently he was not satisfied with her already-scanty costume (basically a one-piece bating suit and a cape) and removed the back and added a split to her navel. Despite there being more female costumed adventurers, most of them […]

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160 – The Phantom Lady

The second superhero introduced in Police Comics #1 (May 1941) by Quality was the Phantom Lady, created by Eisner & Iger studio. Sandra Knight moonlights as a costumed adventurer with a black lantern that shines darkness onto her targets – and she has a vehicle that shines the same darkness beams out of the rear. […]

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116 – Don’t Cry for Uncle Sam

Quality Comics started a new comic book in April 1940: National Comics #1. This book featured the debut of an odd superhero, Uncle Sam created by Will Eisner. Eisner based the superhero on the character used for U.S. Army recruiting since the 1800s. The superhero was the embodiment of the American spirit, seemingly indestructible in […]

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