Monday, July 2, 2012

75th Anniversary of the Disappearance of Amelia Earhart

Let's look at how the amazing aviatrix was portrayed in comics...
Though cover-dated August, 1937, the issue this one-pager by Stookie Allen appeared in (Dell Comics' The Funnies #11) was probably produced in March (when Amelia made her first attempt at an around-the-world flight), and on-sale in May or June, shortly before her ill-fated second attempt.
So the reference about the writer/artist "pulling for her" was probably in reference to her first attempt.
The other comic stories we're presenting were done after she disappeared on July, 2, 1937...
This story from True Comics #52 (1946) has one interesting mis-statement.
See if you can find it...
Did you catch it?
The next-to-last panel should read "Two hours later...", not "Two days later"
Our final tale is from an installment of the ongoing non-fiction feature Wonder Women of History that appeared in Wonder Woman #23 (1947), illustrated by Robert Sale...
Rest in Peace, Ms. Earhart.

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