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.