Thursday, March 22, 2012

Before Katniss was...Diana the Huntress!

Long before Katniss Everdeen strung a bow, there was another archer-heroine... ancient Greek/Roman deity who received her own comic series in 1944...Diana the Huntress!
While the unknown writer/artist confuses Greek and Roman mythology (The Roman goddess "Diana" should be the Greek goddess "Artemis". "Mercury" should be "Hermes", etc.), his heart was in the right place, and, admittedly, "Artemis" was a less-familiar name to kids of the 1940s than "Diana".
The series debuted in Yellowjacket Comics #1 (1944), ran in all ten issues of the title, then disappeared!
It's never been reprinted, but we'll be running all ten segments over the next few months!
Watch for them.

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