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The return of Scarlet O’Neil

Before there was Wonder Woman, before there was Supergirl, there was Scarlet O’Neil, who first appeared in a comic strip by Russell Stamm in 1940 — and then promptly disappeared, a distinct advantage for a young lady fighting crime, though inasmuch as she appeared in outline while invisible, she didn’t save Stamm any significant amount of ink. The strip ran for fifteen years.

And now, she’s appeared again, under the aegis of Russell Stamm, Jr., with a new graphic novel coming out this year. (She’s even got a MySpace page.) Having had the privilege of overbidding for Scarlet’s book-length adventures on eBay over the years, I’m delighted to be able to pick up on a new adventure at real-world prices.

(Thanks to Paul Cwick.)

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