Monday, December 04, 2017
Number 2137: Beyond the veil
Ginny’s career was short-lived, only four appearances: three in Spotlight Comics (numbers 1-3) and one in Red Seal Comics #16. In her short career the Veiled Avenger caught Dr. Fredric Wertham’s eye. See the link below.
This story, from Spotlight Comics #2 (1945), drawn by an unknown artist, has a panel showing a closeup of a man getting a knife in his neck. That is a first for me. I’ve seen knives plunging into bodies in crime and horror comics, but this is the first knife in the neck panel I have seen. I am not sure what it says about me, calling attention to it, or if I would want to know.
The infamous "drain this dame dry" panel used as an example by Dr Wertham. Just click on the thumbnail for the full story.