I was familiar with Miss America because of her revival in the Invaders, but I had no idea how incredibly awesome her original series was. Read.... nay, savor!.... this page from All-Select #11:
A slap and a square pupil. Why this isn't in the Smithsonian is beyond me. A national tragedy, that's what it is.
And you know how I say Hollywood steals all its ideas from comics? Exhibit "A":
Let's sing it together, shall we?
That was fun. We should do sing-alongs more often around here. And Nabisco does make fine cookies and crackers.
And check out the classic ending:
Everyone should die by saying "AIEEEEE!" or an acceptable variation (like "EIIIIIII!" shown here) It's got a certain urgency, yet dignity to it. I also love how Miss America's own sister doesn't recognize her, even though their faces are inches apart. I guess that little pillbox bonnet on her head is so distracting, no one ever looks her directly in the face (a technique also employed by the Golden-Age Starman, who we have previously seen would carry his girlfriend around without being recognized once).
Oh, that was a delight. Would that every day could be so grand.
See you tomorrow!