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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…

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 Confession

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…