Chesler's Major Victory Comics #1 reprints his origin from Dynamic Comics #1, but includes the all-new debut of the Golden Age Spider-Woman.
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Before the X-Men, Professor X was a criminology professor in Captain Flight Comics who knew everything there was to know about crime.
Inspired by World War II, the Korean War, and the looming Cold War, the war comics of the 1940s and 1950s have a strange history behind them.
Fiction House changed Rangers Comics from what was essentially a superhero title into a long-running war comic book series.
Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Joe Sinnott, Don Heck, Bill Everett, Carl Burgos, and Don Heck end Marvel's Atlas war comic era with Battle #70.
Best remembered for his creation of the Human Torch and other Golden Age work, Carl Burgos did hundreds of Marvel covers in the 1950s.
"The Island that Disappeared" in Atomic Attack #8 from Youthful Publications was inspired by Operation Ivy.
Spy Smasher remembers the Battle of Wake Island on the cover of Fawcetts's Spy Smasher #8 shortly after that history took place.
In what seems to have been a franchise reboot attempt, Captain Battle's son completed an important mission and saved his dad in the process.
Aviation-themed covers were a large part of the early era of L.B. Cole's career as a comic book cover artist.
Fiction House's Ranger Comics launched featuring the Rangers of Freedom, a costumed hero-centric group who faced the villain SuperBrain.
Bill Everett's The Conqueror debuted in Victory Comics from Hillman Periodicals as a superhero transformed by cosmic rays.
Discover the haunting fusion of supernatural and superhero themes in Dynamic Comics #1, a cherished Chesler classic from 1941.
Heritage Auctions has a classic issue of Airboy Comics taking bids today, and the creator list for the issue will make your head spin.
Created by Chesler art director Charles Sultan, Punch Comics #1's Sky Chief, was a reflection of the aviation history of the era.
Chesler's Major Victory Comics series from 1944-1945 is largely composed of reprints, with a notable exception: the debut of Spider-Woman.
Leslie Charteris gave Avon Publications detailed feedback on the look he wanted for The Saint comic book series in the late 1940s.
In 1951, the New York Legislature had issues with a Pre-Code Horror story drawn by Don Rico in Marvel Tales #97.
In her first appearances in Air Fighters Comics, Valkyrie was persuaded by Airboy to switch sides and join the Allies during WWII.
Harry A. Chesler's Golden Age Dr. Doom debuts in and Yankee Comics #1, prior to his cover stardom on Dynamic Comics #11.
A pair of classic Ziff-Davis GI Joe comics are taking bids today at Heritage Auctions and feature some amazing painted covers you gotta see.
MLJ heroes like Black Hood, Shield, and Hangman have been living in Archie's shadow in recent years, but that may be changing for collectors.
MLJ's the Black Hood had a fascinating journey through the Golden Age, including Top-Notch Comics, Jackpot, Pep and his own series.
Dive into the unusual circumstances behind Special Comics #1, the series launch of the Hangman, one of MLJ's best-remembered superheroes.
The historic Pep Comics #1 introducing the Shield, America's first patriotic hero and launches a legendary comic book series.
MLJ ended the pulp-style character Scarlet Avenger in Zip Comics to make way for the style of teen humor that would make the publisher famous.
The Zip Comics #25 Steel Sterling story written by Robert Kanigher seems to have been inspired by the 1941 Yankees/Dodgers World Series.
Blue Ribbon Comics was the first comic title MLJ published, and it was also the first one they canceled, perhaps due to its pulp legacy.
Jackpot Comics was an MLJ anthology series which featured some of the publisher's most popular characters in sometimes horror-themed tales.
Marvel Mystery Comics #8-10 is an historic crossover event, but Top-Notch Comics #5-7 with Wizard & Shield hit newsstands at the same time.