I’ve been on the wire with a lot of dolls in my life. Too many to count really. I don’t recall most of their names not because I’m a rude guy, but just that tripping across them day after day, it kind of blurs in my mind.
Many are as innocent as they are lovely. But beware of the molls who wrap themselves up in class and stroll along the sidewalks in the boldness of day.
They’re out to seduce, mame, kill, and worse of all, dominate.To these ladies, I tip my fedora. I say kudos but I know to step into the dark corners when they pass. Indeed, the world needs ladies to keep spinning, even the dark, sinister ones. They’re all beautiful even if that beauty might just be a flicker in the deepest door in their heart. Because there wouldn’t be any of us men without any of our girls.
So here’s to you, all you sweetly sour, seductive, soft-spoken creatures with venom on your fangs. If I’ve forgotten any of you, just send me a note, preferrably one without anthrax on it.
DR. SILKEN FLOSS
Picture Credit: The Spirit #22 Aug 1986 “Into the Light” #381 Sept 14, 1947
Occupation: Physicist, scientist, university professor, doctor
Methods: Study, stalk, lurk, then strike
Weakness: Having no alternative choices.
Innocent enough at a glance. When I first encountered her, she was stalking another scientist who’d unlocked the secrets to time travel. As I said, innocent enough. A bit later, I found her to be involved with Dr. Octopus. She claims against her will but I don’t entirely bite. I managed to get her a gig teaching at the university so she stays out of trouble (mostly) and is even responsible for administering an experimental eye drop formula that healed my eyes when I was blind. She’s not so bad. Wouldn’t mind taking her to a fancy dance.
Picture Credit: The Spirit #40 Feb 1988 “Thorne Strand and the Spirit” #452 Jan 23, 1949
Occupation: Mob boss
Methods: Tipping the dice and letting things crash themselves
Weakness: When a man shows kindness to her
Not so innocent. But she pretended very well at the start. Some would call her a tiger but I’m the one that faked an attraction and took her out on several very public, very classy dates. She didn’t outright kill her husband, just took over his business so he’d be bereft with grief and kill himself. Worked well, till I got on the case and exposed her evil plot. Oddly enough, she escaped because Ellen, in her immature jealousy of these events, slugged me on the head real good.