Friday, April 30, 2010

0070: Let's Put a Pin -- errr -- Stake in it!

Let's top off the Vampirella drwings with this exploration of her gravity defying costume. I swear, no Vampi drawings next week!

Barbara Leigh was the first actress to be cast as Vampirella:

She was one of the first people outside of the Batman TV show to be seen costumed as a then-modern comic book character. Here's a strangely unreal pixel-person doing her creator's strangely creeepy Vampirella Dance:

Thursday, April 29, 2010

0069: Vampi's Back!

Now I can't stop drawing her!

Could the Queen of Blood have inspired Vampirella?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

0068: A Double Dip Of Vampiric Delight

Had so much fun drawing Vampirella yesterday, that I did a couple more!

Meet Dracula's daughter:

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

0067: Vamping For Time

I was shocked to think I'd never drawn Vampirella before this Stickie!

Frazetta's great cover for Vampirella's first issue:

The trailer for Vampirella's Showtime movie:

Monday, April 26, 2010

0066: Dream Team

Phantom Girl, Lightning Lass and Saturn Girl were his dream team.

... and so was Barbarella:

Friday, April 23, 2010

0065: Robot Camel

The Robot Camel never caught on.

Maybe robot girlfriends will:

Thursday, April 22, 2010

0064: Wilma Deering

Wilma was in trouble!

Buck Rogers at the 1935 World's Fair!

Wilma Deering out takes -- not funny, but Erin Gray sure is purdy!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

0063: Flight Insurance

She doubted her airport-purchased flight insurance covered this problem.

Cleo Moore had similar issues in Congo Bill:

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

0062: Field Test

Thus far the field test of the Kaiju Repellent was not going well.

My all time favorite giant monster movie!

Monday, April 19, 2010

0061: Tomb Raiding

Tombs aside, it was bikini weather.

Meet the new Lara Croft:

Frankly, I find Laura Petrie as played by Mary Tyler Moore vastly sexier:

Friday, April 16, 2010

0060: Water on Jupiter's Moon

It was great for surfing!

Back in 1969, these were space age fashions:

Thursday, April 15, 2010

0059: Spring Break on Cargg!

Triplicate Girl vowed to have three times the fun!

Really like her effects!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

0058: Dang Dirty Apes

They fled on the Planet of the Apes.

My first boss, the late great Doug Wildey, produced and directed this, and it was one of his favorite shows:

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

0057: Tales of Minimal Suspense

Irene Mann gamely smiled as Carley America burst into her comic book, taking half of it for her own.

Monday, April 12, 2010

0056: Striking

Striking women looking fo man with Dragon Balls.

Kung Fu and Parkour -- what could go wrong?

Friday, April 9, 2010

0055: Explosive!

It was an explosive situation on Gamma 5.

Possibly the greatest movie theme from a science fiction movie: Green Slime! The movie was co-written by Batman's co-creator, Bill Finger.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

0054: Surfer Girls

Escaping the giant spiders, they surfed the web!

It's a thin connection, but any excuse to show Susan Hart is a good excuse!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

0053: Sometimes...

... the lady just wants to go bats.
A look at the mid-sixties spanish language (unautorized) Batwoman movie!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

0052: Like a Moth to the Flame

She knew she shouldn't, but tried to get closer to the sun anyway.

Filmed in Canada, where life is cheap -- a flying woman gag.

Monday, April 5, 2010

0051: You Got Your

Yyou got your fire on my water!" "You got your water on my fire!"

Dianne Webber was the most popular cinematic mermaid of the 50s and 60s.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

0049: A Plane Girl

With a good personality, too!

Catherine Zeta Jones was a plane girl in The Phantom:

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

0048: Fortunately...

She knew just what to do!

Linda Sterling was a cliffhanger heroine who always know what to do, too!


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

0047: Time Flies

Time flies, so she has to, too.

Have you seen The Time Travelers? It predates the TV series The Time Tunnel by a couple of years, and may have - ahem - inspired it.


Monday, March 29, 2010

0046: Petulant Pose

She couldn't give up being petulant for Lent.

Here's the original queen of the petulant doing a comic book inspired song:

Friday, March 26, 2010

0045: Obscure Comic Heroines -- Cave Carson's Bonnie

Cave Carson's gal pal, Bonnie! Cave was a spelunker for DC Comics whose solo adventures never made it past Brave and the Bold and Showcase, DC's tryout magazines.

I think some one at DC may have seen this movie:

Thursday, March 25, 2010

0044: Obscure Comic Heroines -- The Black Cat

The Black Cat had comics in the 40s.50s, 60s and 80s!

The Japanese comic book Cat's Eye! From the 1997 live action version, including an amazing animated title:


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

0043: Obscure Comic Heroines -- The Rawhide Kid

To be honest, The Rawhide Kid was a boy, but we kind of like this girl version!

The kid often fought super villains and sci fi menaces in wild west back in the 60s. What I didn't know as a kid myself was that the sci fi western was a cinema staple back in the 30s. The Phantom Empire is probably the most famous of the genre:

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

0042: Obscure Comic Heroines -- Big Barda

Other than being big, Barda seemed lacking in super powers.

Mister Miracle and Big Barda on the Justice League cartoon:

Monday, March 22, 2010

0045: Obscure Comic Heroines -- Vanity

Vanity lasted two issues from the defunct publisher Pacific Comics, and also appeared in Pacific Presents and Exotic Fantasy. An antihero, she used alien technology to become an adventuress.

The Devil Girl From Mars also used alien technology for even less benign purpose:

Friday, March 19, 2010

0040: Late for Class

Erta hated being late, but she always was.

Supergirl was not a good movie, but Helen Slater looked great!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

0039: Smokin' Elf

Smoking was bad for the elf's health, even when she wasn't sitting on a powder keg.

Cripes! Is there nothing that can't be found on youtube?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

0038: The Flying Girl Gang

Her parents sent her to a private flying school to avoid bullying, but the bad girls still took her lunch money.

If you've never seen Modiver -- you should!


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

0037: The Wolf Woman

She had a pentagram she wouldn't show anyone.

The trailer for Legend of the Wolf Woman:

Monday, March 15, 2010

0036: Bad Day for a Virgin

When the volcano errupted, she regretted saying, "No."

Ernie Kovacks, Leena!

Friday, March 12, 2010

0035: Jungle girl Week, Bill Black's Tara!

Jungle girl week ends with Tara by our old friend Bill Black...
And a preview of Bill's new Nyoka serial!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

0034: Jungle Girl Week, Judy of the Jungle!

Possibly the worst name for a jungle girl comic strip, ever: Judy of the Jungle!

One of the best jungle girls, Dolores Del Rio, does a dance:

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

0033: Jungle Girl Week, Dorothy Lamour!

Believe it or not, film star Dorothy Lamour had her own jungle girl comic, drawn by a very young Wally Wood.


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

0031; Jungle Girl Week: Rulah!

While most of  Fox Features' super heroes were lame, they did publish some nice jungle girl books, including Rulah.

A very nicely made jungle girl tribute:

Friday, March 5, 2010

0030: Forgotten Heroines, Owl Girl

Even lamer than her boyfriend, The Owl, she only made 1 Golden Age appearance.

But at least she gave a hoot!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

0029: Forgotten Heroine, Rocket Girl

Rocket Girl felt she had a bit less zip in her jets than she liked.

Wow -- another flying girl!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

0028: Out-Duking Daisy Duke

She out-duked Daisy Duke and took her Daisy Dukes.

Here's a Daisy Duke tribute that goes hilariously awry about two minutes in...

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

0027: Not Little, Green, or Mannish

It was a 3 Way stand off inside the flying saucer.

Perhaps they were headed to The Wild, Wild Planet!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010

0025: Casual Friday

It was casual Friday on Paradise Island and she was ready to roll.

Meet the other Wonder Woman, The Invisible Girl and The Theif Catcher inTthe Heroic Trio:

Thursday, February 25, 2010

0024: She Was A Swinger

...but only in the jungle.

The classiest Jungle Girl ever has to be Maureen O'Sullivan:

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

0023: She Bought The Knives...

The ad on TV was persuasive, but now she didn't know what to do with the knives.
Meet the Jungle Queen: