Big Apple pedigree

James Hilton is a legend of sorts in the world of comic collecting.  After-all, he started collecting in the Golden Age all the way back in 1939 –…

Fred Schwab pedigree

One single raindrop on the ocean quickly becomes diffused within the overwhelming volume of saltwater upon which if falls. Such is the fate of countless comic book collections…

Harold Curtis pedigree

All comic collections could technically have a pedigree given the broadest definition of the word (aka a documented recording of direct linage). And surely every book that survives…

Marvel Comics Daring Mystery Men

The roots of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) go back to the very first issue of Marvel Comics in October 1939. That issue introduced, among other characters, The…

Silver Scorpion – Golden Age Female Superhero

Even before the United States began sending soldiers overseas to help reverse the global tsunami set in motion by the axis countries in World War II, the fledgling…

Crippen “D” pedigree

If you were to start collecting Golden Age comics from scratch today, it wouldn’t take long to run into “pedigree copies.” Thanks to original owners who collected comics…

Terry Toons

Paul Terry goes all the way back to the Edison Studios silent film era. He got his animated shorts start in 1915 – 25 years prior to his biggest…

Circus Comics

I’ve been on a bit of an anthropomorphic funny animal spree of late.  They have a good vibe to them, perfectly represented by this circa April 1945 handwritten…

Hollywood Comics

Hollywood Comics #1* was published the winter of 1944. The cover evokes a bit of Hollywood with a “Vine” street sign that brings to mind intersections with well…

Wonder Woman turns 77 years old

Today (Sunday, October 21, 2018) is marked by D.C. Comics as the Day of Wonder: Wonder Woman’s birthday that now makes her officially 77 years old. “This Sunday,…