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Sunday, September 19, 2010


Number 810


Arrrrrrggghhhhh. It's Talk Like A Pirate Day...again


Here we are again, and yet another tip of the Pappy cappy to those days of yore, sailin' o'er the bounding main, pirate lads...and pirate lassies.

Black Bess be one of those lassies. She showed up in Fight Comics #53, 1947, in the Captain Fight story. Personally, I wish she'd stuck around a little longer, because I like the short-shorts and long legs. I also love the pirate hat. Red with a jolly roger! I guess there's no mistaking who she is, is there?

The story is drawn by Jack Kamen.






6 comments:

prof. grewbeard said...

now , that cheered me up a bit!...

Jeff Overturf said...

Arrrgh, that be pure gold, me 'hearty!

Darci said...

According to the GCD, Black Bess appeared previously in Jumbo Comics #103 (Sept 1947). Apparently this is her last appearance.
Hope this helps,
Darci

Pappy said...

Thanks, Darci. I have Jumbo #103 and will have to post some of it sometime. The Hawk story in that issue is drawn by Robert Webb, and Black Bess has a different look.

Mykal Banta said...

Pappy: If I am remembering correctly, Kamen's pals at EC used to call him "Clothes" Kamen for his skill at drawing the shadows and folds in clothes so that they looked really life-like. Man, you can really see him demonstrating that skill here!

Oh, yes. Arg, matey!

Pappy said...

Mykal, the "Clothes" nickname is one I hadn't heard before, but I can see why his contemporaries would say that about him.