It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here. I’ve been pretty busy with some paid writing and narration work (some of which even involves Golden Age comics!*), so there hasn’t been much time left to write for fun. That’s too bad, too – I have a couple of posts containing some good historical info percolating in the back of my brain right now. So, in the absence of any real substance, how about a little bit of Torchy instead? Nah, I didn’t think you’d object…

There were a lot of “dizzy dames” features in comics during the Golden Age, but few of them have held up as well as Torchy. Her (mis)adventures are still amusing today because of some pretty solid writing. As for the art – umm, it pretty much speaks for itself (wink, wink).

It’s been nearly a year since The Big Blog o’Fun enjoyed a visit from the delightful Miss Torchy Todd, and that’s far too long. So here’s another madcap romp courtesy of Quality Comics. As always, right click a page and select “Open in new tab” for a better view. Trust me — you’re gonna want a better view:

Torchy, Modern Comics #55, Nov. 1946

Torchy, Modern Comics #55, Nov. 1946

Torchy, Modern Comics #55, Nov. 1946

Torchy, Modern Comics #55, Nov. 1946

Torchy, Modern Comics #55, Nov. 1946

Torchy, Modern Comics #55, Nov. 1946

* I don’t suppose there’s any harm in spilling the beans. My “Golden Age comics project” mentioned in the first paragraph consists of statting out some G.A. characters for the next Hideouts & Hoodlums roleplaying game supplement. I’ll be providing stats and background for the Comics House/Lev Gleason stable of characters (Silver Streak, Daredevil, The Claw, Pat Patriot, etc.), as well as for a few Quality Comics characters such as Blackhawk (and his team), The Blue Tracer, The Yankee Eagle, and Miss America.

Have fun! — Steve

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