Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Number 1371: Babes gone bad

In crime comics bad girls were usually blonde, and they wore red dresses. Those things translate to scarlet women. Not only are such females criminals, but they probably have spent many nights standing under lamp posts luring innocent guys to moral doom. Trust crime comics to warn us of the evils of blonde hair and red dresses.

“The Female Of the Species” is from Fawcett’s Down With Crime #5 (1952). Art by Maurice Gutwirth (?); “Marie Swain, ‘Rod-Baby!’” is from Avon’s Gangsters and Gunmolls #3 (1952). Artist unknown. (Also unknown is why in one panel Marie is called Sally.)


Click on the masthead to read the story of Pappy's Golden Age Comics Crime Wave:

More bad blondes from Pappy’s past. Just click on the pictures:

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