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3 Bulletman Comics From 1942, Currently WIth $3 Bid At Auction Today
Bulletman first appeared in Nickel Comics #1, published by Fawcett Comics in 1940, created by Bill Parker and Jon Smalle At five cents, the comic book was half the price of usual comic books at the time; at thirty-two pages, it was half the length and came out twice a month rather than once It[...]
Worlds of Fear #10 (Fawcett Publications, 1953)
Legendary and prolific painter Norman Saunders (1907 – 1989) is best remembered for his pulp magazine covers for a variety of publishers, but he also painted over 100 comic book covers, primarily for publishers Fawcett and Ziff-Davis.  His cover for Fawcett's Worlds of Fear #10 is one of the best-known of his comic book covers,[...]
Master Comics #21 (Fawcett Publications, 1941).
take part in an epic battle against a character called Captain Nazi, who had been ordered by Hitler to take America's heroes down.  This iconic battle of good vs evil began in  Master Comics #21, then continued in Whiz Comics #25 and Master Comics #22.  There's an affordable copy of the beginning of this historic[...]
Underworld Crime #7 (Fawcett Publications, 1953)
Fawcett Publications is hardly the first name that one thinks of when it comes to crime comic books of the 1950s, but the publisher best known for Captain Marvel still produced one of the most notorious crime comic issues of that era.  Underworld Crime #7 has a distinctively menacing cover composition (identified as the work[...]
Wow Comics #9 (Fawcett Publications, 1943) featuring Mary Marvel.
Fawcett's Wow Comics is such an underappreciated Golden Age series.  The title, which debuted in winter 1940 and ran for 69 issues through August 1948, featured work by the likes of CC Beck, Otto Binder, Dave Berg, and even Jack Kirby among countless others.  But the series really started to shine with the arrival of[...]
Whiz Comics #12 (Fawcett Publications, 1941)
There's a general impression that the character we now call Shazam but was created as Captain Marvel was sort of a kinder, gentler version of Superman — particularly in the Golden Age.  But I think that's not quite right, at least as far as the earliest issues of Whiz Comics are concerned.  It might be[...]
Captain Marvel, Legion X and the Civil War
Enterprises publisher Myron Fass and Marvel Comics owner Martin Goodman. Before any of those other Captain Marvels, there was the one from Fawcett who debuted in late 1939 in the pages of Whiz Comics #2 (#1) (yes, it's complicated), and many will tell you that this character is the original Captain Marvel. But there is another Captain[...]
75 Years Ago Today: DC Comics Wins The Race For Flash
 Fawcett Publications, a longtime successful publisher of magazines of various types, was about to enter the comic book field and also wanted to lay claim to the title, to debut the character who would become known as Captain Marvel. The accepted version of subsequent events — which ended up with Fawcett trying (and failing) to secure[...]
Mary Marvel Co-Creator, Captain Marvel Artist & Writer Marc Swayze Dies At Age 99
Marc Swayze, early comic book artist and writer for Fawcett Publications, died yesterday at the age of 99, according to the Monroe News-Star Swayze worked on numerous titles for Fawcett, including Captain Marvel Adventures, Whiz Comics, and Wow Comics  He co-created Mary Marvel with writer Otto Binder, and drew many of her early adventures —[...]