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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…

Jimmy Peterson Collection

A short time after my father (Jim) passed away, I ran across a collection of books being sold on eBay – many of which were signed “Jimmy Peterson”…

Mystery Men Comics

One of the greatest comic book titles, back in the day Mystery Men was a synonym for super-heroes. Mystery Men Comics #9 (April 1940) was published by Fox…

Shield-Wizard Comics

Certainly some of the most collectable golden age comics were from publisher MLJ, which birthed Archie and subsequently changed its name to Archie Comics.  One of my top…

Daisy Air Rifle Company File Copy

The undisputed champion of advertising in the pages of golden age comic books was the Daisy Air Rifle Company.  One is hard pressed not to find one of…

The ‘ole man’s collection

Rest in peace, dad.  Thanks for those weekends at grandma’s house and so many other great adventures. As strongly as we celebrate the birth, we equally mourn the…

Walt Disney’s Vacation Parade

Carl Barks was the Disney Studio illustrator behind the creation of the city of Duckburg and most of its imaginative residents.  Adding to already established Disney characters Donald…