Happy Hump Day
Check it out folks, it's the first ever 2015 edition of WTFWTT/What The Fuck Were They Thinking!?
Today's inaugaral inductee in the class of 2015, is defintely one of the most odd ball of heroes from the Golden Age of comics,
Yep, this gal-guy.
This guy was basically Ms. Doubtfire a good sixty years before Robin Williams ever dreamt of successfully dresing in drag.
Created by golden-age writer/artist Art Pinajian, the story goes that inventor, master stage actor and millionaire Richard Stanton became the "Madame Fatal" as a means to help himself find his kidnapped daughter.
He did so and thus, Madame Fatal was born.
Ever the master actor and customed performer, Stanton didn't stop becoming the crime-fighting version of Mrs. Doubtfire after finding his daughter. Nope. That cross-dressing sum/ bitch made himself a brand new career of it.
Well until 1956, when DC Comics bought out Quality Comics and their cast of comic book characters.
Fatal's only had a very sproradic few appearences after that, especially in the modern era, first appearing in a cameo in James Robinson and Paul Smith's beautifully done JSA Elseworlds story, The Golden Age in 1993.
A brief mention in passing by Wildcat in JSA#1(1999), and an appearence or two in Robinson's 2012 Shade Maxi-Series.
I seriously can't believe Grant Morrison hasn't used this nutjob yet. He's custom-made for Morrison.
As progressive no doubt as you were in creating Mrs.Fletcher(Murder She Wrote) on steriods....
What The Fuck Were You Thinking!?