Category: MotorcyclesPage 3 of 5

Motorcycles were first commercially produced in the early 1900’s. But after WWII they took on a transformation from bicycle with a motor to vehicle for carefree youth. Some young veterans found an enjoyment in the freedom and swiftness offered from motorcycles, and a few started to gather in groups of like-minded companions. A rebel or outlaw persona began to form, epitomized in the 1954 film “The Wild One” staring Marlon Brando. All this was both great sales boosting material for comic book covers, as well as a reflection of American culture at the time.

A Date With Judy

I’ve posted here before that multimedia franchises were not just a modern phenomenon, but part of a strategy as old as Madison Avenue itself. There was a time when…

United Comics

                  What fun it was to discover a modern day artist’s homage to Fritz Ritz.  Of course, that is not…

Stuntman

Joe Simon and Jack Kirby were the creators of Stuntman – the same real life dynamic duo behind the creation of Captain America. Stuntman debuted later (during that…

Superman

The boss, the top dog, el jefe, the king, number one – I really don’t think there is anything I can say here that hasn’t already been written…

Spy-Hunters

I purchased Spy-Hunters #17* (April-May 1952, American Comics Group) for its motorcycle cover.   Unfortunately, as is typical with many books, there is no motorcycle story on the inside. The…

Sparkler

Sparkler Comics was a United Features vehicle for generating additional revenue via comic sales from previously published newspaper strips. This book (#13) was printed in the war era…

Soldiers of Furtune

Soldiers of Fortune #5* was published December 1951 by American Comics Group. The series ran 12 issues from 1951 to 1953. The cover by Ogden Whitney (of Skyman…

Rangers Comics #18

Rangers #18 from August 1944 is one of my all-time favorite motorcycle covers.  As with many of the Rangers Comics and Planet Comics covers on this site, art is by Joe…

Police Comics

This is my copy of Police Comics #74 from January 1948 as well as #82 from September 1948. Both the motorcycle covers and first inside stories (including “The Diabolical…

John Wayne Adventure Comics

None other than “The Duke” himself takes to an iron horse to assist the police in tracking down a killer.  John Wayne Adventure Comics #23 from November 1953 was published by Toby Press….