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Happy 4th of July! Here’s a forgotten patriotic heroine: Miss Victory!

Miss Victory was government secretary Joan Wayne, who helped the U.S. war effort by beating up spies, gangsters, and Nazis! Miss Victory is either just a really great fighter, or super-strong and apparently invulnerable, but no explanation or origin is given for her skills or powers.

Miss Victory was first published a few months before Wonder Woman debuted. She appeared in only a handful of stories published first by Helnit and Holyoke in 1941-1946.

—Image from Captain Fearless #1 (1941) and Captain Aero #9-13 (1943-44) by Charles Quinlan

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The Original Trailer for Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Starring James Cagney and Joan Leslie