A fashion-heavy comic. The titular protagonist first appeared in Wilbur #5
(Summer, 1945). Wilbur was one of several anthology titles in the Archie Comics
line of The Forties
. She also spent a few years as a back up feature in Suzie Comics
. Katy eventually got her own comic in 1949, with some spinoff series devoted to even more costumes. These series were eventually cancelled in The Sixties
, but got a revival for a few years in The Eighties
, before another short revival in the mid 2000s
The plot initially centered around Katy and her unnamed sister going to Hollywood to get into acting, and then she gets involved in the fashion industry, as well as getting involved in several boyfriends. The plot was tweaked in both revivals.
Created by Bill Woggon, this wasn't the only fashion-heavy comic, it did gain a strong fanbase, especially by having fans submit costumes
, and the artist adapting them to the comics. Katy also had an officially sanctioned fanzine in The Seventies
, where one of the fans was future Promoted Fanboy
John S Lucas, who would eventually be brought on as one of the main artists for work relating to Katy.Millie the Model
is a similar comic, and the two characters even debuted the same year.
Provides Examples Of:
- Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Gloria, Katy, and Lucki respectively. After the retool, Sis would sometimes fill the role of the redhead.
- Comically Missing the Point: Sis put one of Katy's mink stoles on a snowman to keep him warm.
- Costume Porn: Just browsing the covers shows the loads of different outfits, from fancy to really fancy.
- Deadpan Snarker: Katy, Gloria, Lucki are this to each other. Gloria even provides the page image for that trope's comic section, giving Katy a Stealth Insult.
- Dresses the Same: A few stories involve Katy showing up somewhere and someone else wearing the same dress.
- Fairytale Wedding Dress: Although just modeling them.
- The Fashionista: Katy, Gloria, and Lucki.
- Failures on Ice: Sis has trouble skating, compared to Katy's graceful moves.
- Flag Bikini: One where she, Gloria, and Lucki each wore a one-piece suit that was a third of the US flag, so standing together, it made a whole flag. See here.
- Going Fur a Swim: When Katie got her own series, the first issue◊ showed Katy wearing a swimsuit with ermine tails pined to the center of the neckline, and an ermine-lined cape.
- Happy Holidays Dress: Christmas issues would give her quite a few.
- Medium Awareness: At least on the covers.
- No Name Given: Sis, although both revivals gave her different, yet still rarely spoken, names.
- Passive-Aggressive Kombat: Particularly between Katy and Gloria.
- Pimped-Out Dress: Loads of them.
- Pretty in Mink: Several furs, either modeled or owned.
- Really Gets Around: Although nothing sexual is stated, there are jokes about Katy having several boyfriends.
- Re Tool: Twice. A Major change in the first revival was aging Sis from about seven to fifteen (although Katy would stay the same age).
- The Rival: Gloria and Lucki
- Seashell Bra: Katy and Sis in this cover◊.
- Sexy Santa Dress
- Showgirl Skirt: The middle outfit◊, in this set of Raygun Gothic outfits, has a green skirt that drapes only behind her waist.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Sis being the Tomboy (although not against wearing pretty clothes), and Katy being the girly girl.
- Unlimited Wardrobe: To the point Veronica actually celebrated when she realized she finally owned more outfits.