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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.

Date: 2011-02-07 05:18 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] wonderwomanhero
But just what did she do to him before putting him in the shaft? (Oh god, so full of innuendos....)

Date: 2011-02-07 05:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pallas_athena
I vote for the enlisting-jailbait one!

Date: 2011-02-07 05:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sherkahn
1st image before the cut. Bob has no butt. Flat flat flat.

Date: 2011-02-07 09:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] badficwriter
Bob, if you want The Law to take care of them, why did you throw a hatchet into that minion's skull?

Bob's skin color seems to be getting a bit jaundiced himself. Something to interest Ah Ku? You know he's into her.

Also, Ah Ku talks about herself in third person? Perhaps she, too, is writing her exploits! Could her true rivalry be--in publishing?

Voting for Toni and Butch!

Date: 2011-02-07 10:42 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] bluefall
As slick as Ah Ku is, I'm really quite surprised that a hatchet in her sleeve is enough to hold her. She's even got a free hand to work with!

Date: 2011-02-08 02:44 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sadoeuphemist
Man, this comic has so many racial issues that I can't stop reading his name as Walt Whitey. They're out to kill Whitey!

And I'm going to have to be shallow here and vote for Butch Dykeman.

Date: 2011-02-08 06:14 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
I'm positive that 'Toni Gay' is going to be the ultimate winner, considering where we are, but I'm gonna go with the underaged-girl-joining-the-army one. That sounds interesting. That or 'Ginger Snapp' - I loves me some 'Archie' knockoffs.

Date: 2011-02-08 07:49 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] feyandstrange
While jailbait army girl sounds fab, I have to vote for the Cold War spy romance, since I adore the genre and have rarely seen much of it in comics.

Thanks for posting these! Heck of a contrast to the "good" Asian-featuring comics, and bearing more resemblance to Fu Manchu-era racism, but without Fu's awesomeness.


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