Friday, October 25, 2013

Liberty Belle vs. the Axis

"Liberty Belle vs. the Axis" from Star Spangled Comics #33 (Detective, 1944) by Don Cameron and Chuck Winter
Liberty Belle is an old favorite from All-Star Squadron and her Golden Age stories seem to have a nice, sleek style. She wasn't Star Spangled Comics's only, or even main, feature of course. The headliners were Star-Spangled Kid and Stripesy, the Newsboy Legion and eventually, Robin in solo stories, giving the book a distinctly youthful flavor. Of course, there were more adult heroes, like Belle, but also Tarantula, TNT and Dan the Dyna-Mite, and Robotman. The book eventually phased out superheroes in favor of strips like Tomahawk and horror stuff, until it became Star Spangled War Stories with #131.