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Two completely different genres with one thing in common, immense popularity in the late 40’s to early 60’s.

Zorro (Four Color #617)

American pulp writer Johnston McCulley debuted Zorro (Spanish for fox) in the novel The Curse of Capistrano. The story was published over five installments starting August 9, 1919…

Hawk

The Hawk was a comic series that ran for twelve issues.  The first three were published by Ziff Davis, while St. John carried on publishing issues #4 through…

I Met a Handsome Cowboy

Cowgirl Romances, Flaming Western Romances, Cowboy Love, Romances of the West – comics frequently tapped into pulp magazines for inspiration and it was no different for the romantic…

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…

Red Circle Comics

Red Circle comics was published by “Enwil,” a company that operated from 2747 W. Madison Street, Chicago, Illinois. Edwin Hamilton was acting proprietor. The business also operated under…

White Princess of the Jungle

White Princess of the Jungle #2*  is from publisher Avon Periodicals, Inc. on September 1951. Cover art is by  Everett Raymond Kinstler – who went on to become a mainstream artist…

Zoot Comics

Zoot Comics #14a was published by Fox Feature Syndicate on March 1948.  Matt Baker is both cover artist and the artist in two Rulah inside stories titled “The Pearls…

Cosmic Aeroplane pedigree

The Cosmic Aeroplane pedigree is named after a bookstore in Salt Lake City, Utah where partners David Faggiola and Ken Sanders sold a large collection of comics with distinct…

Terrors of the Jungle

L.B. Cole was ahead of his time. Considerably ahead, in fact, of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s black light posters and psychedelic movement in art, music and…

Straight Arrow

The original ‘ole man’s collection had Straight Arrow #1 and #3 from January 1950 and June 1950 respectively (Magazine Enterprises).  He would have been nine years old when he bought them fresh…