Category: Harvey

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. …

Humphrey Comics

The wild success of Joe Palooka is already well documented.   Harvey, a publisher not to let an opportunity pass, spun off Joe’s sidekick Humphrey to his own title….

All New Comics

All New Comics #8*, published by Harvey on May 1944, is special.  Not just for its hooded fiend cover drawn by Alex Schomburg  (sometimes this issue is referred to…

Kerry Drake Detective Cases

Let’s face it. Collecting comic books is a bit weird. There is no intrinsic value – like with gold or silver. It is not original artwork, like with…

Joe Palooka Comics

Joe Palooka was brain child of Ham Fisher.  As a newspaper strip it began in April of 1930 after some arm twisting of the publisher McNaught Syndicate.  But…

Jiggs and Maggie

Dating back to 1913, these two lovebirds hold the title for the oldest characters of any comic in my collection.  Distributed by King Features Syndicate Jiggs and Maggie were…

Lil Abner

Published in October 1949, issue 73* of Al Capp‘s (Alfred Caplin) Li’l Abner comic stands as both a showcase of good girl art and a lesson in economics…

Blondie

Before there was Blondie the musician there was Blondie Boopadoop, the sultry comic strip character created by Chic Young. She was a fun loving flapper girl who spent…

Black Cat

In Black Cat issue #13 (September 1948), readers were treated to lesson thirteen of “Black Cat shows you how to do simple Judo tricks,” showcasing the character’s versatility…