- Full Description
The Polka Dot Pirate was created by Ross Mendes in 1945, strictly in Canadian comic books. Her adventures spanned across several of Bell Features’ titles. Her origins are mysterious, all we know is that her real name is Lynne and she has at some point decided to don a polka dot cape and shirt in order to fight crime--at the harbour! Two friends, one possibly a love interest, get in and out of scrapes with her. The style reminds us of EC's Moon Girl--albeit more primitively draw. Here are all five of her stories before she disappeared from comics. Plus: four cool new pin-ups.
The new pin-up pieces are by David Cutler, Randall Milholland, Scott Chantler, and Kelly Tindall, featuring fun contemporary takes on our Golden Age heroine.
Four of the stories are in black & white, exactly as they were first published. The fifth is in color. The majority of Canadian golden age comic books were created to be printed in black and white, but a few rare issues were printed in color, and those pages were presented as originally printed. The art is primitive, as is the wont of many of the original Canadian comics from this period. Produced by youngsters entirely new to the field, they were learning as they worked. In this case, we see glimpses of George Tuska, who had been doing American comics such as Planet, jumbo and Jungle Comics since 1939.
This comic reprints the entirety of Polka Dot Pirate’s adventures which are featured in the comics: Commando Comics #20, Commando Comics #22, Dime #25, Dime #26, and Slam-Bang Comics #7.
This project was the brainchild of Hope Nicholson, who also is wholly or partly responsible for the Canadian Golden Age reprints Nelvana of the Northern Lights and Brok Windsor. She has specially signed our copies of this new collection.
- Additional Information
Item Code POLDP Publisher CGA Publish Date 2016 Binding Comic Dimensions 7x10 # Pages 24pg Color Partial Color
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