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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.

All New Comics

All-New Comics #6 (January 1944) was published by Harvey.  The wild cover has a bit of everything; no less than two motorcycle images, a U.S. flag waving over…

Whiz Comics

                  Whiz Comics #7 was published by Fawcett on August 1940. There is a nice little history of Fawcett Publishing…

Prize

Prize Comics was a rather obscure title published by Prize Publications (owned by pulp magazine publisher Crestwood). The series actually lasted 68 issues over eight years (March 1940…

Marvel Mystery Comics

My copy of Marvel Mystery Comics #48* is yet another classic Schomburg cover, complete with American flag waving troops on a WWII breach. I also have a #57…

New Funnies

Walter Lantz #250 (October 1949) features the anthropomorphic-funny animal Woody Woodpecker playing golf. Before Woody would rise to the top of Walter Lantz’s cartoon empire, Andy Panda served as the lead….

America’s Greatest Comics

America’s Greatest Comics was Fawcett’s response to D.C.’s success with World’s Finest Comics – a larger 100 page package that featured its stable of superhero characters. My copy of #5* was…

Wow Comics

I was excited to add Wow Comics #7* October 1942 and #8* December 1942 from publisher Fawcett into my collection.  The feature early World War II superheros in issues not…

All Star Comics

The Justice Society of America (JSA) on this beautiful copy of All Star Comics #16* is drawn by Frank Harry and features nine members: The Sandman (Wesley Dodds);…

Marvel Mystery Comics

What a beauty! The terrific Alex Schomburg cover on the left is Marvel Mystery Comics #57 published July 1944 by Timely .  Its another “P” Book that I felt very…

Sub-Mariner Comics

Sub-Mariner Comics #7* was published by Timely Comics on September 1942.  Cover artwork is by Allen Simon (pencils) and Frank Giacoia (inks). Alex Schomburg‘s version of Namor on…