[[caption-width-right:292:Jill at work, Doing Science.]]
->''"Two girls seem hardly a match for tommy-gunning experts at crime -- but '''Jill''' and '''Daisy''' have the limitless arsenal of '''Science''' at their command! Combined with canny courage, their exploits add up to another adventure in split-second sleuthing!"''
''Jill Trent, Science Sleuth'' was a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] comic book feature that appeared in NedorComics ''The Fighting Yank'' and ''Wonder Comics'' between 1943 and 1948. Jill was a scientist and inventor who (alongside her ''very'' close gal pal Daisy Smythe) solved mysteries with a combination of scientific knowhow and old-fashioned fisticuffs.
While quite obscure today, ''Jill Trent, Science Sleuth'' is interesting for its positive depiction of an independent action heroine who was never dependent on her boyfriend to get her out of a jam. Indeed, she didn't even seem to ''have'' a boyfriend, which itself was quite unusual for comic book heroines of the day. And while Jill typically used her science skills to solve the mystery, stories were generally resolved by Jill and Daisy punching out the bad guys, just like their male counterparts would.
The Jill Trent stories are now in the public domain. Scans of several stories are available on the Internet from sites such as the [[http://nedor-a-day.blogspot.com/ Nedor-a-Day Blog]] and [[http://www.goldenagecomics.co.uk/index.php Golden Age Comics]].
''Webcomic/JillTrentSheSirScienceSleuth'' is a RemixComic parody of the original, in which Jill was formerly a slow-witted janitor named Jim, before exposure to [[AppliedPhlebotinum Femavium]] [[GenderBender turned him into a girl]] who has "girl-brain cells with the proportional density of 58 girls" that allow her to [[ForScience Do Science]] at an amazingly high level.
In 2015 thanks to Jill Trent being in the public domain a new #1 was published with 5 different takes on Jill and Daisy. it can be bought either physically or digitally at http://www.superdamescomics.com/
!! The original Jill Trent comic book feature provides examples of:
* ActionGirl: Both Jill and Daisy.
* BadassBookworm: Jill is both a top-notch science sleuth and quite competent with guns and fists.
* GirlyBruiser: Jill is thin and attractive, wears skirts, hats, and heels like other stylish '40s gals... and punches out bad guys with ease. Daisy usually qualifies too, though her appearance and personality are somewhat inconsistent.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Jill and Daisy. They're single women living together, which wasn't unusual for the time, but neither of them had an obvious boyfriend, or even the ''mention'' of one, which was highly unusual for female protagonists in the Golden Age.
* [[ScienceHero Science Heroine]]