Science fiction, fantasy and horror pulp Weird Tales began in February 1928 and introduced the likes of Conan and Cthulhu to the world.
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DC's Black Canary soared to prominence from obscure and elusive beginnings in a Johnny Thunder backup story in Flash Comics #86.
Green Lantern villain the Harlequin appeared 8 times within a year in 1948/49, and provided one of the biggest plot twists of the era.
The female heroes fighting World War II in Fight Comics from Fiction House share a historical legacy with Wonder Woman.
A combination of superheroics, super-science and horror makes Fox Features Syndicate's The Flame one of the publisher's best characters.
Eddie Bentz pulled off some of the most legendary bank robberies in American history and some of the proceeds to fund his collecting habits.
Fox's Green Mask got his powers from a Vita-Ray machine long before Captain America did, and this Golden Age series is tough to get.
The name Rawhide Kid overcame 19th and early 20th century obscurity to become an enduring part of pop culture in film, pulps and comics.
Feature Book #26 from 1941 featuring Hal Foster's Prince Valiant, holds an interesting place in comic book collecting history.
The Promise Collection is a group of unbelievably high grade comic books from 1939-1952, and it starts with Detective Comics #33 and Batman.
Green Arrow was finally featured on the cover of a comic book for the first time ever for More Fun Comics #77.
The late 1940s era of Flash Comics featured work by Infantino, Kubert and others on Hawkman, Flash and Black Canary and is an underrated era.
Daredevil 2 (1964) is an excellent example of the Marvel Universe of its era, from street crime to outer space, even a dose of the Cold War
The Sandman's introduction in The Amazing Spider-Man #4 by Steve Ditko and Stan Lee is one of the best villain debuts of Marvel's Silver Age.
Mary Jane's debut into the Amazing Spider-Man storyline in issues #42 and #43 is one of the most iconic moments in Marvel history.