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Informative comic book discussion in a visual historical context.
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ComicBookHistorians 9h
All 6 full page splashes in amazing spider-man annual 1, 1964. Spidey fights the sinister six. Ditko seems to use the full page to add a very real and visual exclamation point in the story. To do one full page splash for each of the sinister six is bot…
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ComicBookHistorians 9h
Major Malcolm Wheeler Nicholson circa 1922, later founded DC Comics (National Allied Publications) in 1934. He is credited as being the first to convert pulp style stories into the modern newsstand comic form as original material. He traveled the world…
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ComicBookHistorians 9h
1932 Pulp fiction by Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson. A creative man, 2 years shy of pushing that creativity into the modern comic book format.
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ComicBookHistorians Sep 19
Editor of New Fun 1, 1935 under Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, was Lloyd Jacquett who also later founded Funnies, inc which was responsible for selling the contents and their rights of Marvel Comics 1, 1939 to Martin Goodman. This makes Lloyd Jacquett…
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ComicBookHistorians Sep 16
Al Capp was a comedic genius as his Lil Abner strip showed over decades starting in 1934. There are comedic situations found in his work that would either be mimicked or unintentionally replicated years later. Although it has shown some overlap with la…
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ComicBookHistorians Sep 16
Popeye was an example of a (Super) hero before 1938 Superman where Segar even called him a "Superman." Here's another news strip character that in her own way fits that description and that is Al Capp's Mammy Yokum from his Lil Abner strip starting in 19…
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ComicBookHistorians Sep 16
It's always fun to see pre-Superhero terms in Newspaper strips that because commonly used phrases later. In 1934, the super strong Abner and his country bumkin friend are seen by a football coach and called them "Marvels." In 1931, Popeye survives poiso…
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ComicBookHistorians Sep 16
1964 Batmania fanzine by Biljo White discusses Julius Schwartz and Carmine Infantino’s New Look.
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ComicBookHistorians Sep 15
Justice League 21, 1963 original art page with a guest appearance by the Justice Society with art by Mike Sekowsky. Whose leg is whose in the bottom panel?
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ComicBookHistorians Sep 15
Justice League 21, 1963 original art page with a guest appearance by the Justice Society with art by Mike Sekowsky.
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ComicBookHistorians Sep 15
1970s original art for Howard Keltner’s Index to Golden Age Comic Books.
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ComicBookHistorians Sep 15
3D DC promotional Frank Miller Dark Knight material from 1985.
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ComicBookHistorians Sep 15
1948 Milton Caniff art made for psychiatrist, Fredric Wertham of Madame Lynx from his Steve Canyon strip.
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ComicBookHistorians Sep 15
George Wunder took over for Milton Caniff for the Terry and the Pirates Newspaper strip in 1946, when Caniff moved on to Steve Canyon. Wunder's Terry and the Pirates went on until 1973. Here is a daily from 1962. Both he and Frank Robbins were directl…
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ComicBookHistorians Sep 15
William Randolph Hearst (1863 – 1951) of King Feature Syndicate harvested artists like Alex Raymond, Hal Foster, E.C. Segar, Roy Crane, Milton Caniff, Herriman. If he didnt have those guys, he would offer them more money than where they were, and they g…
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ComicBookHistorians Sep 15
Probably a work for hire situation being discussed in this Steve Canyon Sunday panel from 1947 by Milton Caniff.
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ComicBookHistorians Sep 14
The unused Jim Steranko cover to Tower of Shadows 1, 1970 next to the used John Romita cover for the same issue. Although the Romita cover definitely has that generic Marvel feel to it, the Steranko cover is a genius in cover design. The Editor-in-Chief…
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ComicBookHistorians Sep 14
All Winners Squad 2, 1941 has a Simon Kirby Captain America story featuring possible death and torture in the islands of the Malay idol. These early Cap stories were more outlandish horror fantasy than war or superhero stories and stand out in their uniq…
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ComicBookHistorians Sep 10
We can only speculate what further works of Illustrative Fantasy that Joseph Clement Coll would have produced had he not died from complications of an appendicitis surgery in 1921. From 1900 to 1920 were various works that give us some visual fuel for s…
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ComicBookHistorians Sep 10
We can only speculate what further works of Illustrative Fantasy that Joseph Clement Coll would have produced had he not died from complications of an appendicitis surgery in 1921. From 1900 to 1920 were various works that give us some visual fuel for s…
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