Velda: Girl Detective, Volume 1
Velda: Girl Detective is a multileveled parody of not
only the more lurid of the 1950s crime comics but of comic collecting itself.
The book is also more than a passing homage to the noir films and hard-boiled
detective school of writing of the 1950s. Purporting to be an anthology of all
the issues of a little-known golden age comic, it includes a history of the
creation of the comic, an interview with its creator and an episode list of the
"Girl Detective" TV show as well as special features including a
Velda paper doll kit and the complete 1952 Velda pinup calendar. The comics
also include vintage ads as well as featurettes such as "Hawkshaw Hawk,
Bird Detective" and "Neolithica: Girl of the Pleistocene."
Art By: Ron Miller
Print: Black and White