Friday, June 03, 2011

Marga the Panther Woman

Ultra-violent, pre-Comics Code Authority comic story featuring early Jungle Girl character Marga the Panther Woman from Science Comics #6 (July 1940). In a few short appearances Marga's character would change from an uncontrollable, insane loner who identifies with the animals to rationalize her serial-killer nature into a standard jungle princess super-hero.

While the latter characterization is a lot more family-friendly it is a bit boring. The Marga as depicted in Science Comics #6 is not PC, decidedly unkind to animals, a sociopath and a whole lot more interesting.

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5 comments:

  1. That filled me with more joy than anything in any medium in months....Bless you, Sleestak

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  2. A jungle girl who works in the circus? Excellent!

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  3. Is it just me, or do I see the tell-tale signs of a Fletcher Hanks comic here?

    Oddball artwork?
    Female lead (from the jungle, even)?
    Nihilistic and violent justice for the bad guys?

    Gotta be him, yeah?

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