Friday, May 11, 2012

Reading Room: PHANTOM LADY "What Price Protection?"

Once again, if the story seems familiar...'s because this is yet 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 Fox Publishing's Phantom Lady #17 (1947) and called "Soda Mint Killer", as shown HERE, but it's toned-down both in terms of sexiness and violence in the new version published in Ajax/Farrell's Phantom Lady #4 (1955)!
So both stories in this issue are re-writes of earlier tales!
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!
This was the final issue of Phantom Lady, but not her final Golden Age appearance!
Be here next week to see what we're talking about!

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