Monday, August 1, 2011

Miss Victory Returns

It might not be July anymore, but that's no reason not to wear red, white, and blue.

At least that's true if you're a superhero. Follwing up July 4th's post, here is Miss Victory with two more stories.

First up, strannik01 has posted a story from Captain Aero #9 . Check it out, if only to see the sheer glee on Miss V's face as she beats up the bad guys. While you're there you can admire the gaping plot holes this story has.

Now from Captain Aero #15...

Read smaller scans in the post on scans_daily or read it in HQ page by page below.

09 // 10// 11 // 12 // 13 //14 // 15

Believe it to not, Nazi Gorillas are more common in comics than you might think. I may even have to do a post on them.


More Links...

Miss Victory - Public Domain Super Heroes


I was asked on another site about it, so I'll address it here too. Original scans of Veri Best Sure Fire Comics #1 are available via digitalcomicmuseum. I had the scans of the reprints, so I used those. You can go see it in all its original glory. She also appeared in Holyoke One-Shot #5 in a reprint from Captain Fearless #2.

I've updated the Betty Bates, Lady at Law page. You can now read the story again!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Miss Victory Steps In!

Washington D.C., August 1941...

Taking her cue from the August 1941 explosion of superheroines, Miss Victory dons some patriotic tights in hope of cleaning up Washington D.C. She has the clout of being called the first patriotic superheroine.

She has superhuman strength and some invulnerability. She can survive explosions, break down most anything in her way. To the best of my knowledge it is never addressed how she came by these powers, but hey, if you can punch though bricks, why put on a cape and punch bad guys too?

She is a creation of an unknown author at Helnit (who would soon be Holyoke Publishing Co [Wiki] ). Her staring artist and regular artist was Charles Quinlan of Cat-Man fame. Her debut comic, Captain Fearless #1, only lasted two issues. She was moved along with the rest of the characters form the tittle to Captain Aero (Dec. 1941) where she stayed until its end at #26 (Aug. 1946).

Now, introducing Joan Wayne, stenographer...

To read the whole Captain Fearless #1 go to, but you can check out Miss Victory's #1 right here. (These scans are great. I didn't edit at all!)

01 // 02// 03 // 04 // 05

I don't normally do reprints here, but for the 4th, I'm making the exception. Here is another Miss Victory story, a reprint of her story in Veri Best Sure Fire Comics #1 (1945, only lasted one issue) from Femforce #119.

01 // 02 // 03 //04 //05 //06 // 07

You just have to love the glee on her face here. Also not the costume change, but that will become clearer in the next post later this month.

Miss Victory Links...

Don Markstein's Toonopeida: Miss Victory

Comic Book DB - Charles Quinlan

The major of the links I crossed were for the "reimagined" hero by AC Comics.

Also I've fixed up the Captain Battle page. The whole story has been reposted. I'll be fixing some of the other broken links later this month.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Falling in Love #4

Lost love has never been particularly romantic to me. Keep that in mind when I tell you the I found the story of Abelard and Heloise out of place in Dc's Falling in Love. Falling in Love normally sports melodramatic plots, happing endings, and female POVs (there are exceptions). Tragic love doesn't seem to eve play in to the plots in the end, so the two page side story in an oddity to me.
This comics start in 1955, but issue #4 is dated Apil 1956. It ran 143 issues, ending in November 1973. I meant to post from #1, but the collector in me can't seem to put it on the scanner. So, let's pretend #4, is golden age!...Please? Come on I have no romance comics up at all...
Check out Mike's Amazing World of DC Comics-DC Reprint Guide for more on Falling in Love reprints. Information on this comics is scare, but dccomics40 has more coverage on individual issues. For more on the history of the story see Abelard and Heloise.
From DC Comics' Falling in Love #4

Page 01 // Page 02
On a whim here is an Ad from the issue.
For a site to bookmark, see comicallyvintage on tumblr. They also have a face book page for all you social networkers out there. Be prepared though, if you are like me the lack of sources will drive you crazy.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


It has become clear that I won't simply be able to restore my posts that has content on scans daily. Due to a lack of time and my research efforts going to television projects, I'm not even going to try.

I will continue this blog, but on no more than a monthly posting basis. For some more comics love check out my other blog, Misty Geek.

Expect a little romance coming up soon!