Monday, April 5, 2010

The FINAL tale of the Golden Age Black Cat!

Back in the 1940s, one of the hottest superheroines in comics was The Black Cat.
Actress / stuntwoman Linda Turner fought crime in a skimpy costume from 1940 to 1951, then in reprints from the late '50s to early '60s and from 1989-1995, when an updated version of the character was produced.
What was hoped to be the first issue of an ongoing series turned out to be a one-shot due to poor distribution.
It's a shame, the talent involved included writer Mark Evanier, legendary artist Murphy Anderson, the late Mike Wieringo, and the Brothers Hildebrandt (Tim & Greg), and the series was both a loving tribute to the Golden Age material, and a chance to continue in a PG /  PG-13 cheesecake style matching the classic comics without being "too adult-oriented"!
The publishers have graciously posted online both the story from the sole published issue and the art from the unpublished second issue here.
Enjoy! (I did!)

And not one plug for Atomic Kommie Comics™ merchandise! I must be slipping!

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