Monday, August 11, 2008
All-American Miss America
I got these scans off the Internet a few years ago. There was a website devoted to showing Timely Miss America stories. Fortunately, I downloaded the scans from the net and saved them on disk. I went looking for the site recently and couldn't find it. If it's still out there please tell me.
In the meantime, while we're waiting to hear, enjoy this topnotch stuff from Miss America Comics #1 (and only), from 1944. There is some controversy on the artwork; the majority consensus says it's by Ken Bald with George Klein on inks. But the editor at the time, Vince Fago, said it was by an animation friend of his, Pauline Loth. So who did it? The ones the pundits say, or the one the editor said? Sheesh. Questions, questions...do I look like I was there?
Whoever did it, it's great stuff. I'm surprised it only went one issue, but then the character appeared in Marvel Mystery Comics for several years as a back-up.