Blonde Beauty Icon Venus
Oh, I love comic book heroine's from the Golden Age of Comics (late 1930's to late 1940's). They all just had so much glaMOUR! One of most glamorous characters was Venus, first published in 1948 by what would become Marvel Comics. The series was based on the goddess of love and beauty Venus (Aphrodite) from Greek and Roman mythology, who dwelled in a castle at Mount Lustre on the planet Venus. Bored by her life in outer space with her handmaidens, she came to Earth to walk amongst humanity, minus most of her godly powers. Shortly after descending to Earth, Venus assumed the identity of Vicki Starr, and took a job as a journalist and editor at Beauty Magazine in New York City. Her editor at the magazine, Whitney Hammond, didn't believe her claim to be the goddess Venus, but he believed it would be good publicity for his magazine. To prove her worth as an editor to Hammond, Venus recruited ten of her handmaidens (including Cleopatra, Helen of Troy, and Salome) to come to Earth as part of a Beauty Magazine project focusing on beautiful women, thus beating the line-up in their rival publication Lovely Lady Magazine. Venus soon began a romance with her boss, which angered his fiery secretary Della Mason, who was secretly in love with him as well. This of course led to lot's of drama, backstabbing and catfights at the office! Through the course of the series, several mythological figures appeared, including Hercules and Zeus and various other Olympians, Satan, and Norse gods Thor and Loki. Venus began as a light-hearted humor/fantasy series, but as the series continued, its focus shifted towards darker fantasy and horror themes. It was canceled in 1952 after 19 issues and faded into obscurity. Luckily, glaMOUR never dies!
Goddess on the mountain top ....burning like a silver flame
The summit of beauty and love...and Venus was her name
I'm your Venus, I'm your fire, at your desire
The most glamorous beauty editor
She's got it! Oooh baby, she's GOT IT!
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned!