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Sally the Sleuth. Culture Comics, 1930s

Creator: Adolphe Barreaux

Sally was published by Culture Comics. She is the first successful comic book character. She had silly adventures where Sally ends up mostly nude by the end of a story. Culture Comics started as a photographic smut publisher. They became National Periodicals. Then later on, DC Comics.

Sally Sleuth first appeared in Spicy Detective magazine in November 1934.

She was the creation of Adolphe Barreaux, a Yale-trained artist whose studio supplied the interior art for the Spicy pulps.

Sally worked with a detective named The Chief. The Chief would assign Sally to tail a suspect in a crime. Sally would somehow lose all or most of her clothes. Sally or The Chief would capture the suspect. The end.