The early Golden Age era of Fox Feature Syndicate includes a large number of surprisingly rare comic books.
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V-Comics was inspired by the details of the legendary WWII British propaganda campaign that launched V for Victory symbolism in 1941.
With the Flame seemingly near death, Linda Dale vows to continue his legacy, becoming Flame Girl in Wonderworld Comics #30.
The Eagle first appeared in the Fox Features Syndicate 1940 release Science Comics #1, but then the super-scientist became a super-soldier.
Victor Fox was not one to shy away from copying his competitors and Big 3 #1 is another clear-cut case of Fox mimicking a DC Comics release.
After successfully suing Victor Fox over Superman similarities, DC Comics did it again over copying Batman & Robin in Mystery Men Comics.
Fox Feature Syndicate's Green Mask was in reality rebooted into three vastly different characters from 1939-1946.
Chemist Shannon Kane aka the Spider Queen developed and used wrist-mounted web shooters to swing from buildings and entangle the bad guys.
The only complete set of 41 Spider-Man comic books belonging to the legendary Steve Ditko is up for auction right now at PBA Galleries.
1940 was Blue Beetle's year, with the launch of his own series, a newspaper strip and a radio show which combined to create a new origin.
Blue Beetle faces a personification of Death rising up from the underworld in this strange story in Mystery Men Comics #30.
Victor Fox's important early Golden Age title Science Comics chronicles how Timely/Marvel beat him to the name Electro.
The story that inspired that incredible Fantastic Comics #3 robot cover by Lou Fine is not in that issue at all. It's in Fantastic Comics #4.
Mystery Men Comics #3 is best known for its Lou Fine cover, but what does it have to do with William Peter Blatty of The Exorcist fame?
Released during a pivotal period in Golden Age comic book history, Wonder Comics #2 has a historically fascinating backstory.
Thor, God of Thunder from Fox Feature Syndicate's Weird Comics was one of the most interesting comic book takes on the character.
Dick Briefer's Rex Dexter of Mars may draw inspiration from a pair of All-American Comics sagas, which he takes in weird directions.
An obscure Fox Feature Syndicate character who got his own title and fan club, U.S. Jones debuted in Wonderworld Comics #28.
The Golden Age's first Flame-based superhero, Fox Feature Syndicate's The Flame debuted in Wonderworld Comics #3.
Shortly after the Jack Kamen era of Blue Beetle began in 1947, the title showed up on comic book ban lists in cities around the country.
In Mystery Men Comics #28, Blue Beetle was clearly shown using the power of flight throughout his adventure that issue.
Blue Ribbon Comics is the debut comic book title from MLJ Magazines, and Rang-A-Tang the Wonder Dog was its first star.
The November 18, 1915 issue of Scientific American and its cover feature about an elusive French invisible plane.
The saga of Fiction House's Tiger Man in Rangers Comics took a strange turn with issue #31 of the title in 1946.
The now-legendary material from X-Men #94-96 was published for the Spanish market in 1978 by Ediciones Vértice with a different cover.
International editions of key comic books like Brazil's O Homem-Aranha have been gaining popularity among collectors in recent times.
The debut of Doom Patrol in My Greatest Adventure #80 in 1963 is an underappreciated moment in DC Comics history.
Captain Aero Comics featured an eclectic mix of characters including Miss Victory, Flagman, Alias X, and a magician named Solar.
Inventor Moses S. Cole's "novel form of aerial vessel" made the cover of Scientific American in the Jan 1, 1887, issue.
Silver Streak Comics got a very brief reboot in the post-WWII era with stories that included giving Silver Streak a falcon sidekick named Zoom