Sunday, March 23, 2014
Number 1546: The sexy slave girl
So why then did this title only last two issues from Avon? I don’t know for sure, but the forces against comic books were gathering and there were some public burnings of comics. Maybe the publisher felt the heat from those fires. (Although a few years later in the early '50s Avon was right there with much maligned crime and horror comics, so at this late date who really knows.) I can picture a young guy looking at this comic in the drug store, thinking the title is provocative...she’s a beautiful, sexy girl...and she’s a slave girl so she has to do what her owner wants...oh hell yeah! “Hey, gimme a dime so I can buy a comic book!”
Malu lasted one more issue. Number 2 is re-titled Slave Girl Princess, with a less provocative cover. Maybe I’ll get around to showing that sometime.
Howard Larsen did the cover and first story of this issue, but the rest of the book looks like some other artists had their hands in.