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Today marketers consider a plethora of media channels to reach consumers; social media, mobile phones, etc., However, in its own way, the Great Depression and WWII era had its own multiple media outlets as well – movies, newspapers, radio, billboards and comic books. And comic book stars moved seamlessly across these media channels. In fact, many Golden Age comics were reprinted from serial newspaper strips. Moreover many of the characters; Captain Midnight, Bruce Gentry, Buster Crabbe, Smilin’ Jack to name just a few, also had their own Hollywood film serials. These characters represented the embodiment of honesty and bravery; and good always prevailed over the threat of evil. Such scorelines provided a entertaining distraction for an era marked by the Great Depression and World War II.

Nina Abrecht: 4Most

The cover and story “The Cadet: Beaten by a Mere Girl!” in 4Most #v5#2 [18] (Spring 1946) were created by Nina Dorothy Albright, one of the few women…

Enchanting Escapades: The Popularity of Magicians in Golden Age Comics

The popularity of magicians in Golden Age comics can be attributed to their ability to provide entertainment, escapism, and a sense of wonder during a time when people…

Starman

Starman debuted in Adventure Comics #61 in 1941 during the Golden Age of Comics. He is the superhero persona of Ted Knight, a wealthy physicist who invented a…

The Flame

The Flame is a fictional superhero character who made his debut in Wonderworld Comics #3 (July, 1939), published by Fox Feature Syndicate during the Golden Age of comics….

Eldon Pedigree

As a collector of comic books I am always on the lookout for interesting editions to add to my collection.  For a while now I’ve focused on locating…

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…

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…

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…

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…