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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…

Action Comics

Action run in the works #20-#29 See the Action Comics motorcycle covers.  

Secret Mysteries

Oh boy, what a cover!  Notice how the shards of glass in the background window appear like jagged teeth, the entire pane creating the gaping jaws of a…

My Confessions

There were a lot of comics with the word “confession” in the title during the romance comic craze of the 1950’s.  But in my opinion, from that whole…

Zorro (Four Color #617)

American pulp writer Johnston McCulley debuted Zorro (Spanish for fox) in the novel The Curse of Capistrano. The story was published over five installments starting August 9, 1919…

Hawk

The Hawk was a comic series that ran for twelve issues.  The first three were published by Ziff Davis, while St. John carried on publishing issues #4 through…

Red Ryder Comics

Due to the incredible decades long popularity of the Daisy Red Ryder BB Gun it is forgivable to assume the comic character Red Ryder was derived from it….

True Love Pictorial

Artist Matt Baker and writer Dana Dutch were the Leonardo Da Vinci and William Shakespeare of romance comics in the 1950’s.  The cover of True Love Pictorial #11…

Exciting Comics (Robots, Robots, Robots)

Origin Story The concept of “automaton” is derived from the Greek word αὐτόματον, meaning “acting of one’s own will.”  The first automated robotic persona emerged in Greek mythology…

Rockford pedigree

Named for the location of the anonymous original owner (Rockford, Illinois) the Rockford pedigree ranks among the most cherished by collectors. According to the origin story, all the…