Friday, May 4, 2012

Reading Room: PHANTOM LADY "Meanest Men in the World"

If the story seems familiar...'s because this is another re-write of a story presented in the Fox Comics version of Phantom Lady several years earlier!
The first version of this tale appeared in Phantom Lady #15 (1947) as shown HERE, but the idea of crooked real estate agents ripping off returning veterans worked just as well in Ajax/Farrell's Phantom Lady #4 (1955), just changing the war (Korea instead of World War II) the vets were returning from!
Script in both versions probably by Ruth Roche.
However, this time the art is not by Matt Baker, and though adequate, is no match for the original!

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