Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Sorceress of Zoom!
Joe Simon is given credit for the drawing on this strip from Fox Features' Weird Comics #17, 1941. The Sorceress of Zoom was a continuing feature in Weird Comics from issue #1 through the last issue, #20. Don Markstein's Toonopedia attributes the creation of this bad girl sorceress (who became a not-so-bad, not-quite-evil sorceress after a couple of issues) to Don Rico, yet another journeyman who drew as well as wrote. He wrote the adventures of Lorna, yet another sexy heroine, for Atlas in the mid-'50s, for instance.
I have only seen this episode of "Sorceress" so I can't say for sure, but she has an interesting moral code: She can have the widowed man's dead wife's necklace only if she gets the owner to give it to her, even if it means by trickery.