Comic Book Legends Revealed #426
COMIC LEGEND: A Lady Satan story was reprinted twice in ten years, with a different character starring in the comic each time!
During the Golden Age, comic books definitely went through the idea that kids who read comics two years ago would not be reading this year’s comics, so recycling of comic stories were rampant all over the place. So was the use of reprints. However, what was especially unusual was just taking a story and changing the character from one to another. In this instance we’re looking at today, it happened TWICE!
The first story appeared in 1946′s Red Seal Comics #18 (from Harry A. Chesler’s comic book company). Drawn by Ralph Mayo, the story starred Lady Satan…
Two years later, St. John’s Authentic Police Cases #5 had the SAME story, only Lady Satan’s mask is removed and the heroine is now Mairetta…
Four years later, the comic appeared again in St. John’s Strange Terrors #1 with the heroine now dubbed Celeste…
Thanks to Atomic Kommie Comics for the suggestion! And for the scans! Check out his site here for the full versions of each of these stories!
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