September 7, 2011
Good Girl Art Quarterly 12
Buckaroo Betty and The All-Western Babes!! The “Femforce Friends” lead stories in GGAQ continue with “Mudlow Needs Women!”, in color. The FF’s supporting cowgirl from the past gets tricked by She-Cat into trading her ol’ fashioned plaid shirt n’ jeans for a sexy miniskirted costume, and ends up getting snatched by a goofy alien driving an ice cream truck. Written by Beau(Winona Earp)Smith, drawn by Brad(Parts Unknown)Gorby and inked by Mark(Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)Heike. And the vintage section stays West of the Missippi, starting with Fiction House’s “Mitzi In Hollywood”, (reprinted from Movie Comics, and in color ) where the starstruck extra gets a bit part in a horse opera. And you’ve never seen a cowgirl ’till ya seen one as drawn by the great Matt Baker, like right here! Then, it’s Harvey Comics’ Kitty Carson (from an issue of Kerry Drake ) in “Terror Of The West”, as drawn by Bob Powell; Fiction long-legged, buckskin-clad frontier girl is here, straight out of Rangers Comics. She fights some poachers, and averts a Native American war, all in full color, illustrated by the superb Bob Lubbers. Finally, Magazine Enterprises babe in black with the twin .44’s, The Black Phantom makes a color apperance, in “Sixguns Of Skullhead!”- drawn by Frank Bolle. Also, an extensive, copiously-illustrated overview of ALL the G.A. cowgirl characters, as written by historian Bill Black: “Gorgeous Gals Of The Golden West”. Color Cover by Brad Gorby, interiors are color and black and white with graytones. 52 pages, standard comic book format. Printed in 1993.