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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…

Circus Comics

I’ve been on a bit of an anthropomorphic funny animal spree of late.  They have a good vibe to them, perfectly represented by this circa April 1945 handwritten…

Hollywood Comics

Hollywood Comics #1 was published the winter of 1944. The cover evokes a bit of Hollywood with a “Vine” street sign that brings to mind intersections with well…

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…

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…

4Most Comics

Dick Cole was known as “America’s Number One School Star.”  He was enjoyed enough in the 1940’s to get his own  30-minute radio program. Dick mainly appeared in…

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…

Famous Funnies  #15

Famous Funnies  #15 from October 1935 is by far the oldest comic in my collection.  I’ve covered Famous Funnies before (after all it did run from 1934 to…