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Velda: Girl Detective #2

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We learn how a burlesque queen became a private eye in the 1950's when Velda tries to solve a "Murder at the Follies!"  Also in this issue: Velda uncovers a Communist plot to blow up Margate, New Jersey in "Velda vs the Red Menace," and tackles a mysterious killer in "The Early Bird." As an extra bonus, a complete Velda short story is included! An adventure of Neolithica: Girl of the Pleistocene and Hawkshaw Hawk: Bird Detective round out the issue.

Overview

"Velda: Girl Detective" is a multi-leveled representation of the more lurid of the 1950s crime comics as if it actually existed as a classic Golden Age comic.  This series is more than a passing homage to the noir films and hard-boiled detective school of writing of the 1950s as it includes in various issues special features such as a Velda paper doll kit and the complete 1952 Velda pinup calendar. The comics also include vintage ads to amuse readers as well as featurettes such as "Hawkshaw Hawk, Bird Detective" and "Neolithica: Girl of the Pleistocene."

About Ron Miller

Ron Miller is an illustrator and author with more than forty books to his credit. These include the best-selling "The Grand Tour" as well as the Hugo Award-winning "The Art of Chesley Bonestell." He has also worked on motion pictures such as "Dune" as a production illustrator and been a guest lecturer at the International Space University. He also provides illustrations for publishers such as Scientific American, Sky & Telescope, Astronomy, Berkeley/Ace and Baen Books. A commemorative stamp he designed for the US Postal Service is attached to the New Horizons spacecraft currently bound for Pluto.

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