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Northwest Mounties

“Northwest Mounties” refers to the Royal Northwest Mounted Police (RNWMP), which was a predecessor to the modern Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The RNWMP was established in 1873…

Approved Comics, Matt Baker and Archer St. John

Let’s just get the tragic parts of this story out of the way. Archer St. John, owner/editor of St. John Publishing overdosed on sleeping pills in 1955, at…

Cateen Kate

Canteen Kate #2* by publisher St. John is from August 1952. It’s generally prized due to having been created by Matt Baker from cover to cover.  The great…

Ella Cinders

Good ole’ St. John Publishing Co. squeezed out just three issues of Ella Cinderella (‘er, Cinders that is). Shown here are #3* and #4 from August and October…

Jane Arden (Pageant of Comics)

Seems I’ve always had a thing for the comic gals.  I collected Spider Woman and Red Sonja back in the day with my paper route money, and many…

Nightmare

Nightmare started back in the summer of 1952 under publisher Ziff-Davis. The company (still publishing titles today such as PC Magazine) had a brief stint in comic books…

Lucy, The Real Gone Gal

Lucy, The Real Gone Gal continued on as Meet Miss Pepper after just four short issues . Issue #2 here was  published August 1953 by St. John. Despite  the “Desperate Housewives” like…

Adventures of Mighty Mouse

There was no shortage of mice cartoon characters in the 50’s. Mickey Mouse, Marmaduke Mouse, Minute Mouse, Atomic Mouse, Danger Mouse, Supermouse (“The big cheese”), Mouse Musketeers –…

Authentic Police Cases

According to the Grand Comic Database, Nick Cardy (a.k.a. Viscardi) is likely the artist for the cover of Authentic Police Cases #2. This attribution is based on the…

Mopsy

Gladys Parker, a pioneering American cartoonist, fashion designer, and illustrator, left an indelible mark on both the comic strip world and the fashion industry. Born in 1908 in…