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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.

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…

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…

Action Comics

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