Knowing nothing else about the mid-level comics of the day, I’d bet that Boots is the kid. W’ve already ruled out the guy, who’s Handy. It seems unlikely the comic is named after the girl on the dock, who is doing everything she came to get Handy’s attention, including standing on tiptoe and waving her Buddies, so to speak.

They’re on some elevated boardwalk near the beach, I guess. With a diving board propped up with pointy-ended shafts. Perhaps that’s a dock that goes out over deeper water. Perhaps Handy will just throw the tyke in the drink and let her figure it out before he goes back to the Harlowe number. Too bad she’ll take a second look and say “hey, where are your nipples? What are you, some kinda freak?”