Boots and Her Buddies #5

Boots and Her Buddies #5

Boots and Her Buddies #5*, published by Standard Comics in September 1948, sparks curiosity with its cover art, leaving much to the imagination. Boots appears deep in thought, contemplating a rowboat excursion, but the details of her companions and destination remain uncertain. Is the rowboat journey headed across the lake towards the eerie fishing cabin in the distance? Why is the fully clothed individual in the water, but the man in swimwear out of the water?  Indeed, exactly which of these two is Boot’s real buddy – if either or both?  While the intrigue surrounding the scene on the cover may leave questions unanswered, Boot’s herself does exude charm and allure.

In the story within, the rowboat adventure serves a practical purpose: fishing for dinner at the mountain lodge. As the plot unfolds, the true nature of character Boxwood is revealed as a fake who states, “that little Boots trick is a knock-out.”  On the other hand, the character Handy proves to have great potential as a football player and is recruited by Boot’s collegiate team’s coach.

Boots and Her Buddies #9

Boots and Her Buddies #9

Boots and Her Buddies originated as a comic strip that enjoyed popularity from 1924 to 1969 and was adapted into comic book format by Standard Comics. Set at Monmouth College, a nod to creator Edgar Martin’s hometown in Monmouth, Illinois, the series centers around Boots, a stylish and confident young woman reminiscent of the Jazz Age flapper era.

 

 

* Sold Copy