Category: Archie Comics

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,…

Shield-Wizard Comics

Step back into the golden age of comics with MLJ, the publisher that birthed the iconic Archie Comics and introduced us to the red, white and blue superhero,…

Wilbur Comics

Wilbur Comics #29 on the left from Archie Comics was published February 1950. The cover gag, “Wilbur, when I say pay more attention to figures, I mean the ones on…

ZIP Comics

ZIP Comics #18* was published by MLJ Magazines  on September 1941.  The cover is by one of my favorite artists, Irv Novick. The superhero character is Steel Sterling….

Pep Comics

This lovely Pep Comics #7 cover is drawn by a favorite artist of mine, Irv Novick (dated August 1940). From a very long list of red, white and blue…

Black Hood

I stumbled upon the January 1945 edition of Black Hood, #13* as part of a larger stash I acquired while on the hunt for other comics I had…

Archie

As the story goes, John Goldwater was inspired by the popular Andy Hardy movies starring Mickey Rooney to create “America’s typical teen-ager” Archibald “Chick” Andrews.  Yet, another story…