After the Superman TV show sparked a new superhero boom in 1953, Farrell's Black Cobra became a thoroughly Cold War-era superhero.
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Inspired by the same Wilmar Shiras Children of the Atom stories that inspired X-Men, Strange Worlds #7 features a classic Marvel-style mutant
Adapted for comics by Wally Wood, An Earth Man on Venus is the story of Myles Cabot, an electrical engineer transported to the planet Venus.
Mighty Mouse Adventure Stories weighed in at 384 pages, and that just might be the largest American comic book to be published up to that time
We tend to think of the mid-1950s era between the publication of the last Fawcett Captain Marvel comics in 1953 and the reboot of the Flash in 1956 as a superhero wasteland, but this is not quite true. The success of the Superman TV show beginning in 1953 sparked a new superhero boom. Marvel took[...]
It's Game Time was an unusual series that DC Comics tried as the industry shifted in the wake of the Comics Code.
Dark Mysteries editor William K. Friedman was an experienced hand at defending publishers from against the government.
American Comics Group's Adventures into the Unknown is considered the first ongoing horror series in American comic book history.
Beginning with Frankenstein #18, Dick Briefer's once-humorous take on Frankenstein's monstrous character took a turn towards Pre-Code Horror.
Star Publications' Blue Bolt Weird Tales of Terror #115 features a classic L.B. Cole horror cover by one of the best cover artists of the era
Venus #12 debuts the first Marvel version of Thor drawn by Werner Roth in 1951 in a wild story that also includes a version of Loki.
Witches Tales #25 (Harvey, 1954) is a classic among two different groups of people for two different reasons that involve the same story.
Best known as a science fiction artist of covers for pulps & paperbacks, Kelly Freas did a fantastic Pre-Code Horror cover for Witchcraft #5
Black Cat Mystery #37's Warren Kremer cover is based on an interior tale of the supernatural by Moon Knight co-creator Don Perlin.
Farrell Publication's Voodoo Annual #1 is a comic book that Pre-Code Horror collectors rarely want to part with, and it's easy to see why.
The 1953 Dick Ayers cover of Manhunt #14 is an example of the strange history of the 1950s comic book publishing scene.