Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Number 1528: Phantom Lady “just doodly do it...”
I googled the lyrics the chorus girls are singing on page 6 of this Phantom Lady story, and came up with a 1924 song called “Doodle-Doo-Doo” sung by Eddie Cantor. Isn’t the Internet amazing?*
The story is also amazing, if not for the plot but for the Matt Baker pretty girl artwork. For you connoisseurs of such things there is a lingerie panel and also a panel of Phantom Lady tied up. I, being a comic book historian, am more interested in the story in its historic context and avert my eyes at such pandering to the pin-up crowd of the 1940s. (Ha. You are right not to believe that. The great thing about this sort of artwork is that it looks just as sexy as it did when it was drawn 66 years ago.)
From Phantom Lady #16 (1948):
*I also found a YouTube video of Eddie Cantor singing the other song on the page, “I Faw Down and Go Boom”.
Here's another Phantom Lady story, with a bonus Blue Beetle story, I showed in 2011: