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The Flame

The Flame is a fictional superhero character who made his debut in Wonderworld Comics #3 (July, 1939), published by Fox Feature Syndicate during the Golden Age of comics….

Two Western Icons: A Look at Cisco Kid and Durango Kid

Both Cisco Kid and Durango Kid are heroic Western characters who fought for justice and defended the innocent as contemporaries in popular culture during the 1950’s.  Cisco Kid…

Eldon Pedigree

As a collector of comic books I am always on the lookout for interesting editions to add to my collection.  For a while now I’ve focused on locating…

Science Comics

Fox Feature Syndicate was a comic book publisher that operated in the mid-20th century. The company was founded in the late 1930s by Victor Fox. Fox had noticed…

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…

Tarzan

It was a cold, mid-western night in November 1954 and Jimmy was snuggled up in his bed, his blankets pulled to his chin to keep out the chill….

Joker Comics and the Journey from Pulps to MCU

No less than 30% of the top twenty highest grossing movies of all time are from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) owned by Disney.  All were released between…

Lois Stewart Collection

Daily throughout the 20th century armies of kids across the country walked, pulled wagons and rode bicycles crisscrossing up and down every single street of every single town…

Promise Pedigree

Billed as likely the last great original owner Golden Age comic book collection and frequently ranked as second only to the famed Mile High/Edgar Church pedigree I can’t…

Miss Victory

Obscure comic book publisher Holyoke cranked up the level of cheesiness to an 11 for this comic – known as Holyoke One-Shot #3 (1944).  My copy is an…