Both pin-uppy strips were intended to help boost G.I. morale, and we can assume that they did just that since we won the war. The tradition of the dumb blonde may have originated with Anna Loos' 1925 best-selling novel, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. It only took a year after publication for Loos' book to be adapted into comic form by cartoonist Virginia Huget, so the comic strip dumb blonde was already almost twenty years old when Ward introduced Torchy to the world.
After the war, Ward went back to work for Quality Comics and by 1946 Torchy had moved to comic books as a back up story in Doll Man Quarterly. Soon she was appearing in Modern Comics as well and by November 1949 she had her own book. Herein lie some of her best mad-cap adventures. You're in for a wild ride.