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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.

Mechanical Mayhem: The Boy King’s Robotic Rumble

Clue Comics, a series published by Hillman from January 1943 to May 1947, showcased an unconventional superhero known as The Boy King. Prince David, heir to the throne…

Robots, Heroes, and Golden Pages: Thrilling Comics #27

I acquired Thrilling Comics #27 from January 1942 mainly for its captivating robot cover, which reflects society’s fascination with emerging technologies during the Golden Age of comics. Robots…

Top-Notch Comics: The Black Hood, The Wizard, The Firefly and Bob Phantom

The Black Hood originated from the creative minds of Abner J. Sundell and Al Camy under the MLJ Comics banner. Debuting in Top-Notch Comics #9 in October 1940,…

Cookeville Pedigree

The “origin” This comic book pedigree originates from Cookeville, Tennessee, nestled in the heart of the state on the scenic Cumberland Plateau. In 1925, Cookeville boasted a population…

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…