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,…

Treasure Chest

Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact was similar to True Comics  in that it was aimed as a “healthy” alternative to standard comics of the day.  It was…

I Met a Handsome Cowboy

Cowgirl Romances, Flaming Western Romances, Cowboy Love, Romances of the West – comics frequently tapped into pulp magazines for inspiration and it was no different for the romantic…

True Comics

From today’s perspective (based on comic superhero’s massive popularity in the movies) it might be surprising to know that True Comics was a relatively popular comic series.  It…

Gangsters Can’t Win

Famous Gangsters, Gangsters and Gun Molls, Murderous Gangsters, Guns Against Gangsters and Gangsters Can’t Win.  Comic industry presses were churning out more issues of crime comics than Frankie…

King Comics

This book doesn’t fit into my typical comic purchases.  But I’m an opportunist.  First off, its a pretty nice condition copy of King Comics #36. Secondly, I couldn’t…