Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Number 1307: Undercover Girl meets Deep Throat!

Undercover Girl, who was featured for a time in the late forties in Manhunt comics from ME, was actually U.S. Government agent Starr Flagg.

Starr is a glamorous agent. She wears her spike heels and sexy lingerie while lounging about at home, and she has sexy fights with other women, including this evil babe, Lala the sword swallower. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been a lot more interested in that art since I read a judge’s decision from the early seventies about the movie, Deep Throat. The judge compared star Linda Lovelace to a sword swallower. Watching Lala in action in this tale is no disappointment.

Undercover Girl is mighty sexy. Check out another of her girlfights in Pappy's #1117, where she tussles with a chick with a whip and her pet's a lot for six pages.

Drawn by Ogden Whitney, written by Gardner Fox, “The Riddle of the Radio-Death” is from Manhunt #7 (1948):


Alicia American said...

Blond models in low-cut dresses R naturelly more skilld @ solving crimes, yo. My sis Deb solves 3 or 4 crimes/wk w/o evan like TRYING LOL♥We luv u Pappy!♥XOXO

Pappy said...

Alicia, it's a relief to know that the next time I'm the victim of a crime I won't need to call 911 for the slow-moving cops, but can count on you and Deb to help me!

Brian Barnes said...

People always complain that modern comics have too much "fan service." Here we see the masters at work!

"I'm going to snap your neck, but only if you fight back. Due to sword-swallowing protocol, I can't follow through on that threat when you are defenseless."

Comics have always had a very strange fascination with head bonking -- it either kills you outright, or it doesn't do any damage whatsoever but everybody assumes your dead!

Darci said...

Lala has some unique sword swallowing techniques. I've never heard of the SSAI mentioning using an eraser to blunt a sword tip. Also, she was walking around for some length of time (from one side of the building to another, or up the elevator to Armitage's studio, etc.) which is different from what I've read.

"Armed entry into a nearby oil country" in April 1948? The only event parallel to this I can think of was the January riots, the Al-Wathbah, over the Anglo-Iraq Treaty of 1948. Some might have thought the USSR would have taken advantage of that?

Pappy said...

Darci, I'm not sure about the dates. January 1948 would be cutting it close, because that issue of Manhunt probably went to press around that time. I appreciate you filling us in, and you could be right.