From the Wahl Collection: An Earth Man On Venus
So I was just puttering around in my basement, digging through one of the boxes of stuff I've accumulated (I can't really call it a collection, as that implies intent) and I ran across one of my favorite comic books ever, AN EARTH MAN ON VENUS, AVON, 1951:
Quite the spectacular cover, eh? It's the quintessential garishly-colored, pulp-type science fiction comic book cover - a babe, a monster and a stern-jawed rescuer.. it's got it all!
Remembering that I also had a vintage 1950 copy of the Avon paperback , I dug that out to compare the two:
Pretty awesome, too! Hero in underwear stabbing giant ant, bravely protecting (winged and antennae-ed) heroine.
And then I noticed something. Check out what 1950 paperback cover gal is wearing:
Now look at what comic book cover hero is wearing:
WHAT IS GOING ON? THAT DUDE STOLE THAT GIRL'S OUTFIT!
Same blue dress, with the same gold trim! Crazy.