frank reade


THE ISSUE: The First Crossover Reboot Event on American Newsstands

THE ISSUE: The First Crossover Reboot Event on American Newsstands

Everything will be from before 1940, and most of it will be from before 1920.[caption id="attachment_1213541" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Happy Days #1, Oct 20, 1894, a crossover reboot event featuring Frank Reade and Jack Wright.[/caption]The 1890s were a period of rapid change on the American newsstand The country was developing and refining both the electric grid[...]

THE ISSUE: Frank Reade and The Ghost of Churchills Mom

THE ISSUE: Frank Reade and The Ghost of Churchill's Mom

This installment of The Issue features my favorite science fiction character in American history: Frank Reade The character debuted in the 1876 story paper (think newspaper format, but containing fiction instead of news) Boys of New York #28, and went onto feature stories in that title, Wide Awake Library, then getting his own series with[...]

P.T. Barnum Steampunk And The Fan Convention Of 1889

P.T. Barnum, Steampunk, And The Fan Convention Of 1889

Munro, who some might know was technically the publisher of the first Frank Reade story in Boys of New York, though he and soon-to-be-rival publisher Frank Tousey split not too long after that.You know how we periodically  work ourselves into a fuss over terms like 'comic book' and 'graphic novel' and whether they really fit?  Same[...]