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, February 8, 2010

Airboy vs. Valkyrie

On Pappy's Golden Age Comics Blogzine, I found this 1943 comic book featuring Airboy and Valkyrie.  During World War II, Airboy was a comic book boy hero who battled the Axis in his flapping flying machine - "Birdie."  His greatest enemy was Valkyrie, a beautiful female Nazi flyer who eventually saw the error of her ways and defected to the Allies.  The Golden Age of Comics:  when good guys were good guys, and bad guys were gorgeous babes who eventually fell in love with the good guys. 

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