Yankee Girl

 YANA   (AC, 2003)

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Yankee Girl is another one of AC’s many obscure Golden Age heroes, resurrected in the 21st century, and is one of its most popular characters. In this, her first solo issue, Yankee Girl stars in a “modern” story and a “retro” adventure, illustrated in appropriately distinct styles.

AC comics typically feature buxom heroines and lots of “Good Girl” art. Gratuitous? Maybe a little, but compared with the glut of bad girls, relatively wholesome. But it must be awfully cold in the AC universe, based on the number of protruding nipples in this comic universe!

Readers might expect a certain amount of that from the attractive young women, but do they really need it from the widow Biltwell? (Based on her name, maybe they do!) And Lauren’s nipples are clearly defined through a thick bath towel? Come on!

In the first tale, characters of both genders are obsessed with breasts, commenting on them and dropping things in cleavage. (During the obligatory cat fight, one character even says, “tit for tat.”)

Yankee Girl is a cool retro character who has more than the two obvious merits. Maybe AC should try to showcase some that will appeal to more than 14-year-old boys.

— Jack Abramowitz

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