The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Nightmare And Sleepy

Here is another interesting and (to me anyway) little known comic book crimefighter:  "Nightmare" and his sidekick "Sleepy."  Like Batman, this hero had no super powers.  His secret identity was that of a pro wrestler.  Sleepy was his teenage manager.  I'm not sure if "Sleepy" inspired the same level of dread in evildoers as Nightmare.  Four Color Shadows posted this 1943 issue of the comic.

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