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strannik01 ([personal profile] strannik01) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2011-02-07 10:14 am

Further Fiendish Plots of Ah Ku, Princess of Crime (Part 3 of 3)

In the previous posts, we have seen Ah Ku, the fiendish Princess of Crime, smuggle Chinese immigrants, kidnap a wealthy heiress and sell opium. So what sort of scheme does she have up her sleeve this time?

Why, the most stereotypically Chinese femme fatale scheme yet.

Top-Notch Comics 09 - Bob Phantom - Header

The following story originally appeared in Top-Notch Comics #9. Writing by Harry Shorten, art by Bernard Klein.

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To answer the question in the final caption box - yes, yes he did. From what I've been able to determine, this was the last time Ah Ku ever appeared in any comic anywhere. Neither Archie or DC ever included her in any of their revivals. But hey, Ah Ku is in public domain, and so is Bob Phantom, so there is always a chance we'll see those two again.

Tune in next time to see.... Actually, I am not sure what. I got so many things I want to share, and I am not sure where to start. So I would like to hear from you, fellow scan_daily members - which of the following would you like to see first:

* Further adventures of Toni Gay and Butch Dykeman.
* From Archie Comics - Ginger Snapp and the Adventures in Casual Dating
* A Cold War era Spy/Romance comic hybrid
* A 1940s romance comic story about an underaged girl who married a guy, discovered he wasn't good in bed and ran off to join the army... and that was just the first three pages.
* And, on the flip side of a coin, a romance comic which make most other romance comics look well-adjusted and female-friendly.

And... That should do it for now. Cast your vote (and your comments) below.
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[personal profile] pallas_athena 2011-02-07 05:23 pm (UTC)(link)
I vote for the enlisting-jailbait one!
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[personal profile] whitesycamore 2011-02-08 01:16 am (UTC)(link)
Thirded, that one sounds intriguing, and oddly ahead of its time for a 1940's romance comic.
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[personal profile] lissa_quon 2011-02-08 08:20 am (UTC)(link)