Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The OTHER CatMan!

He's not the Cat-Man we showed you yesterday...
...but, this guy, who appeared in two issues of Amazing-Man Comics (a year before Crash Comics #4), was a super-hero with a difference!
How different? Read on...
"Criminals are a cowardly, superstitious lot, so my disguise must be able to strike terror into their hearts...I shall become...a little old lady with cats!"

Tarpe Mills, the writer/artist of this titillating tale, later created another, better-known, feline-themed comic character...Miss Fury!
BTW, despite Wikipedia's claim that Madame Fatal was the first transvestite super-hero, this Cat Man predates him/her by several months. (Amazing-Man Comics #5 was cover-dated September, 1939. Crack Comics #1, Madame Fatal's first appearance, was cover-dated May, 1940!)
And yes, we will present the second, and final appearance of this...unique...Cat Man, soon!
Curiously, though other characters from Amazing-Man Comics (and the entire Centaur Comics line have re-appeared in Alex Ross' Project SuperPowers, this CatMan has yet to do so!  C'mon, Alex, you can find a place for him...er, her...er, whatever...

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