The Golden Age of Comics set has been an education. The 1940s and 50s were full of jungle/cave women/girls, patriotic heroes determined to bring down the Axis Powers, and radioactive characters born in the wake of the new Atomic Age.
Golden Age comics reflected their decades. A cheesy, 4-color, and in some cases poorly drawn reflection, but a reflection nonetheless.
For example, South Sea Girl, pictured above, whose audience I can only assume was the entire Pacific Theater. Who was this girl? She’s obviously of European descent, what is she doing down there? Doesn’t she know the Japanese are trying to kill us with grenades and battleships?
Well, if nothing else she knows how to dress for mayhem.