Thursday, October 25, 2012

PHANTOM LADY in "Army of the Walking Dead"

It's almost Halloween, so here's some Matt Baker "good girl" art! Plus: Zombies! Doctor Crime!
The splash page of the story is the inside cover of the comic, with only two colors.
Oh, did we mention ZOMBIES???
"America comes first, even before Dad!"--Phantom Lady's Words to Live By!
Doctor Crime (not to be confused with The Crime Doctor), despite being the first supervillain the Fox incarnation of Phantom Lady fought, never returned.
When this story from Fox's Phantom Lady #15 (1947) was reprinted as the cover feature in IW's Great Action Comics #8 (1958), the splash page was left out, because the reprint publisher didn't have the cover printing plates, only the interior plates for this issue!
As a result, the editor retitled the story "The Zombie".
The new cover was a combination of two redrawn story panels and a badly-rendered (and mis-colored) Phantom Lady.
The new cover art is attributed in the Grand Comics Database to Jack Abel and Sol Brodsky.

featuring goodies emblazoned with cover art that Fredric Wertham railed against in Seduction of the Innocent.

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