Having seen enough Captain America comics to last me a life time, let's instead celebrate the 4th this year with a story from the somewhat overlooked English artist, Dennis M. Reader --and let's make it one of his sexier, xeroxy Cartoon Art creations --an adventure from Super-Duper New Adventure and Funster Comic #5, published sometime in the mid 40's. There's been some minor attention given to a few of Reader's more popular UK characters of the past, (like Powerman and Electro Girl), but let's take a look at one of his cuter back-up heroines, one who "returns from the dead", and spookily calls herself "The Phantom Maid." There's an irresistibly fun, low-fi, underground-esque zine quality to this stuff, loaded with amateur good girl art, lots of snappy dialog, and minimal page number action. If you're unfamiliar with the work of Dennis Reader, Lambiek has an informative, but brief bio on him HERE. Happy Fourth of July everyone!