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, September 21, 2015

The Strange Twins

As Four Color Shadows noted, the heroes of this 1941 comic - the Strange Twins - have a complicated backstory.  One of the identical twins was kidnapped at birth, and raised by a pirate.  The other brother was eventually sent to prison for his brother's crimes.  After his release from prison, that brother becomes a police inspector, and goes searching for his twin.  He finds him, reforms him, and they fight crime together, apparently using their identical features to thwart criminals.

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