Friday, January 02, 2015
Number 1678: A good girl in bad company
As far as I can tell, Sally was doing just what Irma was doing to be busted: violating her parole by consorting with known felons. Tsk tsk, again. She’s fortunate to be “in” with the parole officer.
The story is from Our Secret #4 (1949). You will notice at the top of each page it says My Secret, but that is because for the first three issues that was the name of the comic and the Jerry Iger Studio, who wrote and drew the contents of this comic, already had the job in to the publisher when the change was made. The publisher is Superior, a Canadian publisher who is more infamous for its line of horror comics, also drawn by the Iger gang. This is probably the most decently printed of any Superior comic I have ever seen, since in my opinion Superior had an inferior printer.
So is this a love story or a crime story? What makes it a love story is Sally ends up in an embrace and not the electric chair, a sure sign of a crime comic.