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Saturday, May 31, 2008

TOP TEN FAMOUS CAT WOMEN

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MISS FURY MARLA DRAKE

The Black Fury, later known as Miss Fury whose alter ego was wealthy socialite Marla Drake. Miss Fury was the first female superhero created by a female cartoonist Tarpé Mills. A character based loosely on Mills' own appearance & the artwork was created in a glamorous 1940s style. Miss Fury's crime fighting costume was a sexy tight black Leopard skin that covered her from head to toe.

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The Bell Syndicate which handled Mutt & Jeff launched Miss Fury as a Sunday page on April 6th, 1941. The Miss Fury Sunday series ran until 1952. Marvel Comics reprinted her adventures in a series of eight comics published 1942 to 1946.

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Tarpé Mills cat Perri-Purr had been introduced into the strip as Miss Fury's cat & became the unofficial mascot for the allied troops during World War II.

* Thank you Darci for the Miss Fury comment. Your kindness helped my research continue in the right direction.

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THE ORIGINAL BLACK CAT LINDA TURNER

The coolest super heroine of them all, Linda Turner alias The Black Cat! The Black Cat first appeared in Pocket Comics #1 September 1941. Published by Harvey Comics, created by Al Gabriele & the artist was Lee Elias. When most people think of Harvey Comics, they think of Casper 'The Friendly Ghost'.

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RECOLLECTION: THE ORIGINAL BLACK CAT

In real life, Linda Turner 'The Black Cat' was of course, a Hollywood Movie Star. Linda was the daughter of silent film western actor Tim Turner & a former Hollywood stunt woman, who had successfully made the transition from stunt woman to lead actress. During the filming of a Hollywood movie, Linda suspects the film's director of being a Nazi spy. In order to follow him & gain corroborating evidence, she disguises herself in a backless blue blouse, red shorts, blue flared gloves, red buccaneer boots & a blue opera mask. Linda calls herself The Black Cat.

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LATEST EDITION: THE BLACK CAT

The Black Cat became a series of 65 issues from 1946 through 1963. There are reissues ~ recollections The Original Black Cat Series Sets some printed in 1991. All comics original to reissues are worthy of their investments.

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According to Scoop Comic's Newsletter, a Comics Guaranty 'CGC-certified 4.0 very good condition' copy of Action Comics #1 1938, the debut of Superman sold for $195,000 in May 2006. This out-priced the 2004 expensive comic book sale of a 'CGC-certified 9.4 near mint condition' copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 1962, containing Spider-Man’s first appearance, by more than $70,000.

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WOW, DO YOU HAVE ANY COMIC BOOKS IN YOUR ATTIC???


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BLACK CAT FELICIA HARDY

This sexy feline is a fictional Marvel Comics anti-hero character that has been both a one time foe & ex-girlfriend of Spider Man. The Black Cat was created by writer Marv Wolfman & artist Keith Pollard. She first appeared in The Amazing Spider Man issue #194 July 1979. The Black Cat is a skilled reformed cat burglar who is a current crime fighter & adventurer.

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This is the first Top Ten Cat Women List ever created. So bear with me as I complete my research.

Let's recap the SUPERHERO CAT introductions:
#1 MISS FURY MARLA DRAKE ~ APRIL 1941
#2 BLACK CAT LINDA TURNER ~ SEPTEMBER 1941
#3 BLACK CAT FELICIA HARDY ~ JULY 1979

STAY TUNED FOR EVEN MORE BLACK CATS ON THE PROWL!
MEOW, LYNDY

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22 comments:

Designs by CK said...

Hi Lyndy! ~ FUN new post. Looking forward to future installments!

Tag your IT! (Sorry)

See my blog 4 details. '-)

Spooky Hugs,
CK

Carolee said...

Very cool Lyndy! Wasn't there a catwoman in the Batman comics too (or was that just the TV show?)

And I'm laughing soooooo hard at the cat who ated Tinkerbell!!! Thanks for sharing that, it made my day, lol...

~ Carolee

TODAYSGOLD said...

Hi Chris, thanks...

I'll play tag later. Right now my new post hit number one on the Google search for Cat Women Top Ten List. So I need to complete my Cat Woman Top Ten search.

Hugs, Lyndy

TODAYSGOLD said...

Hi Carolee, thanks for your comment.

I thought the kitty Tinkerbell eater was so cute & funny too. I'm trying to find all the Cat Women & I do believe there is a Comic Book Cat Woman before the TV Batman Series. There is also the big screen movie bevy of Cat Women too...

Hugs, Lyndy

Designs by CK said...

Hey Lyndy ~ I understand on the tag...trust me...you are such an interesting person AND I know you still have some secrets up your sleeves. Whenever, it will be something to look forward to! '-)

Hope you are having a good week!

BIG HUGS,
CK

TODAYSGOLD said...

Hi Chris,

Yep, I probably have some interesting secrets...

Thanks for understanding.

XOXOs, Lyndy

Jennifer said...

Love Cat Women! What a cool idea. can't wait to see more. Michelle Pfeiffer is my favorite.
~Jen

Witchy-Poodle-Art said...

Hi Lyndy,
You are the queen Cat Woman and the cat's MEOW!

Hugs,
Becky

TODAYSGOLD said...

Hi Jen,

Thanks for stopping By. This is fun & informative for me as well. I'll add my favorite pick for my Black Cat Woman #1 after the complete review...

May Lucky Black Cats Cross Your Path, Lyndy

TODAYSGOLD said...

Hi Becky,

Wow, I accept the Queen Cat Woman with pride. I love all the Black Cat Ladies. Really amazing heroines!

MEOW RIGHT BACK AT YOU, Lyndy

Designs by CK said...

Lyndy ~ May your Friday the 13th be filled with magick! '-)

LOVIN' the new cat women pics!!!

Spooky Hugs,
Chris

Carolee said...

Very cool pics and great info, Lyndy - thanks for sharing! (Love the retro music too!) :)

~ Carolee

TODAYSGOLD said...

Hey Chris, I had a spooky fun weekend. I love the 13th of anything, just like you do!

I'm having fun with this post, lots more to come.

Stay Tuned...

MEOW, Lyndy

TODAYSGOLD said...

Thanks Carolee,

I love the retro movie & TV detective show music. Those were some of the most popular movie & TV crime fighter programs & some of my fave's too.

I'm having fun with this post, lots more to come.

Stay Tuned...

MEOW, Lyndy

Designs by CK said...

Hey Lyndy,

You are SO funny!!! LOVED your post!!! LOL '-)

Thanks on the new blog look. This will be the ONE. My blog is cross-linked with my website & I thought it looked more professional for them to match in style/theme.

BIG hugs to Lady Lyndy!

PS: ALL your pages/sites look FABULOUS too!!! :-)

XOXO
Chris
:-X

Johanna Parker said...

Fun post Lyndy!.... I remember when I was little, I was fascinated with Cat Woman on the 1960s reruns of BatMan..... I really wanted to be her!.. hehe.... Guess I turned that fascination for cats into a folk art addiction!..... ( PS... I also wanted to be WonderWoman really bad.... I had the underoos and all :)

Hope all is well with you!

Hugs,
~ Johanna

Darci said...

You might want to add Marla Drake, the Black Fury, aka Miss Fury. She was the creation of Tarpe Mills, running from 1941 to 1952.
Hope this helps,
Darci

TODAYSGOLD said...

Hi Johanna, thanks for your superhero comment. You wanted to be Wonder Woman... I was Wonder Women. You'll have to see my costume & how I did very minor publicity work as Wonder Woman for the Hollywood Look-A-Like Actor's Agency. Just click: Lyndy's Alter Ego ~ Wonder Women

Have A Safe & Happy 4th Of July!
Sparkling Blessings,
Lyndy

TODAYSGOLD said...

Hi Darci,
Thank you for the Miss Fury comment. Your kindness helped my research continue in the right direction.

Have A Safe & Happy 4th Of July!

Sparkling Blessings,
Lyndy

Kim Hardt Originals said...

I love this post! Thanks for sharing!!

Kim

TODAYSGOLD said...

Hi Kim,

Thanks! It's Cat Woman historical work in progress...

Hugs, Lyndy

Darci said...

Lyndy,
You might want to note, under the cover for Alfred Harvey's Black Cat from 1995, that this character was stuntwoman Kim Stone, who set out to bring the character from the Black Cat movie she was making to real life. Writer Mark Evanier seemed to hint that Kim would meet a retired Linda Turner later, but there were no more issues.
Hope this helps,
Darci

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