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.

Thursday, April 14, 2016


While "Spacehawk," posted on Pappy's Golden Age Comics Blogzine, certainly has the whole "Space" vibe goin' on; he bears absolutely no resemblance to any "Hawk" I have ever seen.  I do note, however, that this story continues the classic science fiction comic book tradition of the male hero being completely covered in protective clothing, including a mask; while the leading lady is in a low cut, strapless mini-dress that would have been illegal in many public places in 1940.  No complaints, mind you, just noting the fact for the record.

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