Thursday, May 01, 2008

Number 302

Lady Danger and the Shakespeare Clue

Lady Danger returns. The last time she showed her cute, sexy self was in Pappy's #254. This story is from DC's Sensation Comics #84, December 1948. As with the last episode, it's written by Bob Kanigher and drawn by Bob Oksner. Enjoy! I like this character, and I love Bob Oksner's art on anything.


Karswell said...

Hell yeah Lady Danger, fighting giant octopi undersea, holding fort to a stamping elephant, making knuckle sammiches for the thugs... "You remind me of a pet spider I once had..." that is just great writing. Like the previous LD story you posted, this one is chock full of stunning art and more awesome ideas than anything DC has released in the last 25 years (New Frontier excluded), like the Hungry Wolf Club with it's fanged entrance, that is just genius comicbooking right there. Love the ending too.

MORE LADY DANGER PLEASE!! Have you got one of her in a haunted house?

Chuck Wells said...

Any ideas on why DC hasn't revived this character over the years?

Seems like a mistake on their part.

Good story!

Pappy said...

I don't think I have a haunted house Lady Danger story, Karswell, but I'll look for more stories in my box of tear sheets. Can't guarantee anything, though. Sounds funny that I don't know exactly what I have, but I don't so I'll look.

I forgot to mention in the post that this is the first Lady Danger story. It's not an origin story per se, but sets up the rest of the series. I think of it as being kind of a Nick and Nora Charles-type story. The witty dialogue is a lot better than the usual fare seen around most DC Comics.

Pappy said...

Chuck, ol' buddy, think of what DC would do to this sublime character if she were revived today. She'd be put into a tight costume, she'd be drawn with huge round globes for boobs, the plots would be turned into something supernatural, or most likely they'd tie her in with their super-heroes.

Nawww, better to let Lady Danger R.I.P. in the graveyard of lost comic book characters than to put a pert, cute, vivacious and two-fisted young woman through the depradations the modern comic book writers would put her through.