Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Phantom Lady Invents His And Hers Cosplay!!

Phantom Lady and her boyfriend Don Borden are returning to Washington, D.C., after a lengthy vacation.

But without Phantom Girl, well, the cops in the nation's capitol just can't handle crime:

So, the second she gets off the plane:

This next bit will make you think twice about taking a cab in DC:


Apparently, blind folks are allowed to drive taxis there. Plus, come on now...a woman gets in your cab, and then a woman with the exact same build and hair and face gets out...and you don't recognize her?!? I'm just saying, morons are allowed to drive taxis in DC...

And so Phantom Lady is off in all her skin-exposing glory to help the police...

But, as famous as Phantom Lady was her cheesecakery, there was something for the ladies, too.

In this case, she needed someone to pose as Phantom Lady while she tracked down the real crooks, so...


Oh, dear...

You know, somehow having State Department officials cross-dress as super-heroines confirms a lot of what we've always thought about politics!

Still, the ploy actually works, as DC crooks are just as undiscerning as DC cabbies:

Don't worry, kids--Don survives! How?

He had a bullet proof vest on...under that outfit? How?!?!

Ah well, at least we got cheesecake AND beefcake this story!!

From Phantom Lady #22 (1949)

5 comments:

Britt Reid said...

"...a woman with the exact same build and hair and face gets out...and you don't recognize her?!?"

Who's looking at the face?

SF said...

I'm surprised you didn't comment on the fact that she's "luggage". (Second panel.)

OTL said...

Huh. I didn't know the Hawkeye Initiative was around in 1949. Live and learn... :D

SallyP said...

"You're luggage!"

Yeah, that bothered me too. I can forgive cross-dressing, blind cabbies and incompetent cops but poor grammar! Pish!

Mista Whiskas said...

One of the most awesome Golden Age storylines, hopefully some grad student somewhere looking for a thesis topic is taking note!