Ace Magazines' Baffling Mysteries series during the Pre-Code Horror comic book era of the early 1950s had a spectacular run of covers.
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With the Flame seemingly near death, Linda Dale vows to continue his legacy, becoming Flame Girl in Wonderworld Comics #30.
An obscure Fox Feature Syndicate character who got his own title and fan club, U.S. Jones debuted in Wonderworld Comics #28.
Murder Incorporated would've been an obvious title for a hard-hitting true-crime comic book in 1948. The real-life Murder Incorporated, the infamous hit squad of New York City organized crime had been shut down by the early 1940s, but their legend lived on in other media. This Fox Feature Syndicate series was true to its title[...]
Hamilburg Agency to get Fox properties into film, radio, merchandise, and syndicated newspaper strips. While most of that didn't happen for Rex or most of the rest of the Fox Feature line for that matter, he did briefly get a newspaper daily and Sunday by Briefer as well. Briefer's approach to this solar system-spanning saga[...]
We've mentioned his Fox work on Dagar, Desert Hawk, and Rulah, Jungle Goddess recently, and his Blue Beetle work is also highly sought after by collectors. This era of the Blue Beetle series is well known to have garnered a couple of mentions in Fredric Wertham's Seduction of the Innocent, but that's only part of[...]
This is not unusual, as much of that short lived 1955 Blue Beetle #18-21 series is composed of reprints of original Golden Age series material. But the 1948 issue #55 is still not the first time this story has appeared — most of it, anyway. Interestingly, this story started life as the cover feature of[...]
Beginning with that issue, Blue Beetle slowly began to develop near Superman-level power, and his adventures expanded to include science fiction and fantasy elements. Generally speaking, this period of the character covers Blue Beetle #31-45, and there are several issues from this part of the series up for auction in the 2022 June 19-20 Sunday[...]
With names like the Eagle, featuring a scientist with anti-gravity wings; Dynamo, master of electricity; and Marga the Panther Woman, the product of a "mad physio-biologist"; the characters of Science Comics were true to the title of their original series. But all three of these characters hit the Weird Comics series after the demise of[...]
At the height of the late 1940s crime comic and good girl art boom, Victor Fox covered all of the bases. Not only did he publish comic books featuring a combination of those things, like Crimes by Women and Famous Crimes, but he even had a title that also combined them with another popular genre[...]
Best remembered for his work at EC Comics across a range of genres including science fiction, horror, and crime, Jack Kamen also made noteworthy contributions to publishers like Fiction House and Fox Feature Syndicate, where his good girl artwork on titles like Phantom Lady among others is also highly sought after by collectors. We've mentioned[...]
After successfully suing Victor Fox over Superman similarities, DC Comics did it again over copying Batman & Robin in Mystery Men Comics.
But one of the earliest and most interesting of these was Thor, God of Thunder who debuted in Weird Comics #1 from artist Pierce Rice. This Thor's adventures ran in Weird Comics #1-5, and while every issue of this Fox Feature series is a tough get, there's a Weird Comics #2 Incomplete (Fox Features Syndicate,[...]
Best remembered for his work at EC Comics across a range of genres including science fiction, horror, and crime, Jack Kamen also made noteworthy contributions to publishers like Fiction House and Fox Feature Syndicate, where his good girl artwork on titles like Phantom Lady among others is also highly sought after by collectors. But the[...]
After his debut in Wonderworld Comics #3, Fox Feature Syndicate's The Flame evolved dramatically during the course of his own series.