Friday, April 6, 2012

Reading Room: PHANTOM LADY "Old Shell Game"

Here's a story with our favorite heroine that has a surprise ending...
...because, this time, she's not the only one in an identity-concealing costume!
Transvestite characters weren't a new concept in comic books.
One of the earliest heroes was the first Cat-Man, who dressed as a little old lady to battle crime over fifteen years earlier, as seen HERE and HERE!
By the time of this tale in Phantom Lady #2 (1955), the stories had become a mix of existing unused Fox Comics material and totally-new stories.
The artist (or artists) are unknown, but the writer is probably editor Ruth Roche, as usual.

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