Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Phantom Lady VS The Spider Widow: A Forgotten Cheesecake Crossover from the Golden Age of Comics


Sure you’ve heard of the Golden Age’s Human Torch and his epic battle with the Sub-Mariner, and maybe even the showdown between Captain Marvel and Spy Smasher, but what about this one: The Phantom Lady VS The Spider Widow? It spans 4 comics; 2 issues of Police and 2 issues of Feature -- and even features a third hero, the mysterious Raven!

 Part One: The Lady Gets the Bird!









Part Two: That Was No Lady, That Was My Spider Widow!






Part Three: Feuding Femme Fatales!





Part Four: Ladies, Please!





No ownership of the stories shown here is claimed or implied. Presented for historical purposes only!

2 comments:

  1. My favorite part of this 6-issue crossover is the "breaking the fourth wall" aspect with all three heroes acknowledging they're in comic books!
    Plus; the art, mostly by Frank Borth, is wonderful.

    BTW, if you want to see the two chapters you didn't have access to, I presented them at...
    http://heroheroinehistory.blogspot.com/2011/12/reading-room-phantom-lady-spider-widow.html
    and
    http://heroheroinehistory.blogspot.com/2011/12/reading-room-phantom-lady-spider-widow_16.html

    PS: Love your comics and animation work.

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    1. Thanks BrittReid! I'd read about this in a fanzine back in the 60s but finally got to see it, and loved it!

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