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, November 21, 2011

Gale Allen And The Girl Squadron

I started following a comics blog called Four Color Shadows, and it did not take long for me to find something worthy of a post here.  As far as I can tell, Gale Allen and the Girl Squadron is about an all female space patrol that operates from Venus.  According to FCS, this 1940s title was drawn by female artist Fran Hopper.  In this episode, the Girl Squadron saves the inhabitants of a nearby planet from enslavement by a villian using a mind-altering gas. 

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