Science Comics

Fox Feature Syndicate was a comic book publisher that operated in the mid-20th century. The company was founded in the late 1930s by Victor Fox. Fox had noticed…

Approved Comics, Matt Baker and Archer St. John

Let’s just get the tragic parts of this story out of the way. Archer St. John, owner/editor of St. John Publishing overdosed on sleeping pills in 1955, at…

Tarzan

It was a cold, mid-western night in November 1954 and Jimmy was snuggled up in his bed, his blankets pulled to his chin to keep out the chill….

Joker Comics and the Journey from Pulps to MCU

No less than 30% of the top twenty highest grossing movies of all time are from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) owned by Disney.  All were released between…

Lois Stewart Collection

Daily throughout the 20th century armies of kids across the country walked, pulled wagons and rode bicycles crisscrossing up and down every single street of every single town…

Promise Collection Pedigree

Billed as likely the last great original owner Golden Age comic book collection find and frequently ranked as second only to the famed Mile High/Edgar Church pedigree I…

Miss Victory

Obscure comic book publisher Holyoke cranked up the level of cheesiness to an 11 for this comic – known as Holyoke One-Shot #3 (1944).  My copy is an…

Supermouse “The Big Cheese”

Supermouse “The Big Cheese” was a popular humor superhero for publisher Standard/Pines/Nedor. The character first appeared in Coo Coo Comics #1 on October 1942 and continued for another…

Western Printing File Copy

Western Printing File copies, also known as Dell File copies, were sold as “The Random House Archives” by Heritage Comics in its Signature Auction #816 May 20, 2005…

Fawcett’s Funny Animals

Fawcett Publications most famous character was Captain Marvel and the company leveraged its success by extending the same “Shazam” powers to an entire Marvel Family.  Fawcett’s Funny Animals…