Mechanical Mayhem: The Boy King’s Robotic Rumble

Clue Comics, a series published by Hillman from January 1943 to May 1947, showcased an unconventional superhero known as The Boy King. Prince David, heir to the throne…

Robots, Heroes, and Golden Pages: Thrilling Comics #27

I acquired Thrilling Comics #27 from January 1942 mainly for its captivating robot cover, which reflects society’s fascination with emerging technologies during the Golden Age of comics. Robots…

Top-Notch Comics: The Black Hood, The Wizard, The Firefly and Bob Phantom

The Black Hood originated from the creative minds of Abner J. Sundell and Al Camy under the MLJ Comics banner. Debuting in Top-Notch Comics #9 in October 1940,…

Gamma Gala: the Green Marvel Savage She-Hulk

Hold on to your gamma rays because “The Savage She-Hulk” #1 crashed onto the scene in February 1980, heralding the spectacular debut of Jennifer Walters in the comic…

Popular Teen-Agers

Star Publications, Inc. emerged as a notable American comic book publisher during the Golden Age, active from 1949 to 1954. Founded by the collaborative efforts of artist/editor L.B….

Cookeville Pedigree

The “origin” This comic book pedigree originates from Cookeville, Tennessee, nestled in the heart of the state on the scenic Cumberland Plateau. In 1925, Cookeville boasted a population…

Colossal Features Magazine: “Classic ‘Women in Prison’ Cover”

During the Golden Age of comic books, which roughly spanned from the late 1930s to the early 1950s, the medium saw a rich exploration of various genres and…

Jim Steranko: Agent of Comic Book Artistry

Jim Steranko is one of those guys whom boys growing up in the 70s greatly admire. Looking at it from the perspective of a pubescent comic book nerd,…

Nina Abrecht: 4Most

The cover and story “The Cadet: Beaten by a Mere Girl!” in 4Most #v5#2 [18] (Spring 1946) were created by Nina Dorothy Albright, one of the few women…

Iron Fist

Iron Fist is a fictional superhero character that appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Gil Kane, Iron Fist…