Category: 1947-1955 Page 1 of 15

Crippen “D” pedigree

If you were to start collecting Golden Age comics from scratch today, it wouldn’t take long to run into “pedigree copies.” Thanks to original owners who collected comics…

Treasure Chest

Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact was similar to True Comics  in that it was aimed as a “healthy” alternative to standard comics of the day.  It was…

I Met a Handsome Cowboy

Cowgirl Romances, Flaming Western Romances, Cowboy Love, Romances of the West – comics frequently tapped into pulp magazines for inspiration and it was no different for the romantic…

True Comics

From today’s perspective (based on comic superhero’s massive popularity in the movies) it might be surprising to know that True Comics was a relatively popular comic series.  It…

Gangsters Can’t Win

Famous Gangsters, Gangsters and Gun Molls, Murderous Gangsters, Guns Against Gangsters and Gangsters Can’t Win.  Comic industry presses were churning out more issues of crime comics than Frankie…

Babe Ruth Sports

Known as “The Bambino” and “The Sultan of Swat”, George Herman “Babe” Ruth Jr. created an incredible and lasting legacy playing in Major League Baseball for 19 years. …

Shocking Mystery Cases

Shocking Mystery Cases was a series from Star Publications.  It was a continuation from Thrilling Crime Cases #49. Shown here is my Shocking Mystery Cases  #58 published April…

Famous Crimes

The headline blared “True Stories of Cold-Blooded Killers!” on the very first issue of Famous Crimes. Fox Feature Syndicate jumped headlong into a rising wave of crime genre popularity with…

Untamed Love

By now (my 220th post) it’s a well worn story.  Golden age comic books emerged from the great depression and superheros boomed during World War II.  Post war,…

Women Outlaws

With a cover title like “True Stories of Famous Western Gun Gals” it was almost assured to draw the attention of both readers and the anti-comic psychiatrist  Fredric…