Okay, I’ll admit it: I like drawing Helen in sexy poses. Which is kind of wrong, because she looks like me. This set was the most fun to do. Note the lab pajamas with gerbil slippers. The lab pajamas wouldn’t make an appearance in the strip for another three or four years, in “Demons,” but I might have already written the strip introducing them. I wrote that one pretty early.
Helen also has the best superhero outfit of the group. It’s based roughly on Mary Marvel’s outfit from the Captain Marvel comics. I have a weakness for superheroine outfits with skirts. I know they’re totally impractical, especially for flying superheroes, but the old Mary Marvel and Supergirl costumes are excellent. Nowadays the artists usually just put them in total hoochie-wear, of course. No sense of style. Anyway, Helen’s costume has pants under the skirt so you can’t see her underwear when she flies.