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Captain Science: The Cosmic Hero of the Golden Age

Captain Science is a lesser-known but intriguing series from the golden age of comics. Published by Youthful Magazines, its first issue hit the stands in November 1950. The…

Robots, Heroes, and Golden Pages: Thrilling Comics #27

I acquired Thrilling Comics #27 from January 1942 mainly for its captivating robot cover, which reflects society’s fascination with emerging technologies during the Golden Age of comics. Robots…

The Microverse of the Micronauts

The “Micronauts” was a North American science fiction toyline manufactured and marketed by Mego Corporation from 1976 to 1980. The Micronauts was based on and licensed from the…

Unraveling the Cosmic Chaos of ‘Robotmen of the Lost Planet #1’

Embark on a voyage into Robotmen of the Lost Planet #1, a relic from a bygone era where egg-headed robots and audacious humans collide in a battle for…

Mystery Comics

Alex Schomburg  did some cool robot covers.  One of the best was Mystery Comics #3 from publisher Better / Nedor / Standard / Pines that was printed October 1944….

Wonder Comics

The Standard/Better/Nedor version of Wonderman should not be confused with the Wonderman entangled in legal troubles with D.C., leading to its demise in 1940 under Fox’s publication. Post-lawsuit,…

Smash Comics

Smash Comics #10 was published by Quality on May 1940. The cover features Bozo the Robot with art by Bozo creator George Brenner.  Long before there was “Iron…

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….

Four Color (Porky Pig)

Four Color #322 is Porky Pig (with Bugs Bunny). I was attracted to the Science Fiction cover and that I remember this book from the original ‘ole man’s collection.  It was published on March 1951…

Startling Comics

Startling Comics #48, published in November 1947, features more than just “Lance Lewis, Space Detective.”  This issue is part of a series of seven covers, including issues #47-#53,…