The Ominous Octopus

Monday, June 6, 2016

Torchy - MODERN COMICS #72

The next Torchy story involves a weight-loss scam. Something that's still a problem today, but they might not be so likely to point that out in the comics any more.

One hundred twenty pounds used to be given out as a sort of ideal weight for glamour girls, or sometimes a little less. This time it's a hundred eighteen, with another two pounds being considered excessive.

Since Torchy represents the ideal, a reduction in weight is not be desirable.

Torchy is saved by a conscience-stricken member of the gang.

And that cement girdle comes in handy after all!


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