Monday, April 7, 2008

Free Comics Monday: Planet Comics

Today I present 2 issues of Planet Comics, a series from Fiction House in the 1950's.
Here's what Wikipedia says about Planet Comics:

As a comic book, Planet Comics was the foremost purveyor of good girl art in the comics, and is considered highly collectible by modern fans of comics' Golden Age. Each page of each story featured at least one large image of a very lovely female, attired in very little in the way of costume, and in particular
displaying long, bare legs.

However, as with many other Fiction House comics, a number of the series developed by Planet Comics upped the ante by providing female heroines who handily defeated the space aliens and interplanetary bad guys, while needing no or little assistance from males. Cynics might have noted that this proto-feminist strategy in effect simply multiplied the number of lovely girls shown per panel, and insured that each and every panel featured at least one smashing spacegirl. Fiction House also employed a number of female artists to work on such tales, particularly Lily Renée, Marcia Snyder, Ruth Atkinson and Fran Hopper, whose art for "Mysta of the Moon" was often stunning. [ Read more here ]

Note from Jim - I will try to find some Mysta issues for another FCM post. For now, check out the awesome covers!

[ Download Planet Comics 71 ]

[ Download Planet Comics 72 ]



Unknown said...

Why does her outfit so closely resemble Slave Leia? Notice the curled armband, the metallic top and free-flowing bottom.

I think someone from Lucas is a comic fan?

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