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, August 11, 2016


I can always find a new hero in classic comics.  This time it is Phantasmo, who is essentially omnipotent.  He mentally projects a caped version of himself out of his body, and that version can - as far as I can tell - do anything.  In this story, posted on Four Color Shadows, the projected Phantasmo flies off the Empire State Building to save a suicidal army officer, then flies to Panama, and lifts a burning cargo ship to the top of a mountain.  His only apparent weakness is, when he projects himself, his physical body just locks up and goes stiff, resulting in medics carting him off to the morgue. 

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