Don Winslow #42

Don Winslow #42

Another crossover from newspaper strips, the Don Winslow of the Navy Fawcett comic series didn’t just feature reprints; it offered original content. Like many other cross-media characters of the time, Don was also a star of radio programs and movie serials by Universal Pictures.

In issue #42 (cover artist unknown) from February 1947, the lieutenant commander finds himself on none other than Amazon Island while clearing mines in the Pacific. In an unbelievable turn of events, Don manages to outsmart the Amazon women and save the crew by strategically placing mirrors in front of them! “What did I tell you, all women are alike when they get in front of a mirror.”

Interestingly, Fawcett’s “approved reading” advisory board, which included doctors and professors listed on the inside cover, deemed this story as meeting “high standards of wholesome entertainment.” Paging Dr. Fredric Wertham!