superdames:

The Black Angel is one of my favorite Golden Age heroines. An ace WWII fighter pilot, she had a solid run in Air Fighters Comics of the 1940s, although a great deal of her adventures seem to take place on the ground.
She has no superpowers, but she’s a daring sleuth and an unbeatable hand-to-hand fighter who is world-famous for her exploits. Somehow the “Black Angel” is a secret identity even though she doesn’t wear a mask.
Her earliest adventures are fantastic, as she faces off against a series of female villains including Baroness Blood (a Nazi German pilot), Madame Claw (a Japanese saboteur with a hook for a hand), and the Hag From Hades (a witch who curses men to become werewolves).
Unfortunately, after about 10 issues of strong, independent adventures, they introduce a male love interest and soon enough the Black Angel is getting kidnapped and rescued by men, instead of beating the hell out of Nazis on her own terms.
—”The Black Angel” in Air Fighters Comics vol. 1 #10 (1943) by John Cassone

superdames:

The Black Angel is one of my favorite Golden Age heroines. An ace WWII fighter pilot, she had a solid run in Air Fighters Comics of the 1940s, although a great deal of her adventures seem to take place on the ground.

She has no superpowers, but she’s a daring sleuth and an unbeatable hand-to-hand fighter who is world-famous for her exploits. Somehow the “Black Angel” is a secret identity even though she doesn’t wear a mask.

Her earliest adventures are fantastic, as she faces off against a series of female villains including Baroness Blood (a Nazi German pilot), Madame Claw (a Japanese saboteur with a hook for a hand), and the Hag From Hades (a witch who curses men to become werewolves).

Unfortunately, after about 10 issues of strong, independent adventures, they introduce a male love interest and soon enough the Black Angel is getting kidnapped and rescued by men, instead of beating the hell out of Nazis on her own terms.

—”The Black Angel” in Air Fighters Comics vol. 1 #10 (1943) by John Cassone

atomicdomme:

a lot of people talk like capitalism is necessary to have innovation and I just think of all the brilliant and creative people I know who spend all of their time and energy worrying about how they’re going to have a roof over their heads and food to eat. capitalism doesn’t drive innovation, it stifles it and shackles it to the endlessly wasteful machinery of exploitation.

(via poderprisma)