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, September 6, 2012

The Spider Queen

Over twenty years before Spiderman, there was The Spider Queen.  This masked heroine was agile and acrobatic, and could shoot webs from her wrists (take THAT Peter Parker).  Good thing she was masked, however, because the cops would have probably arrested her for that outfit in 1941.  Four Color Shadows posted this scan of her final appearance. 

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