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Flash Comics #5, DC Comics 1940.
I'm a complete sucker for vintage collectible comics that have storylines about the concept of collecting itself, and Flash Comics #5 is a fun example of that.  The Flash story written by Gardner Fox and drawn by Everett E Hibbard gets straight to the point:  the Flash rescues a painter from the middle of the[...]
The 47 Comics Creators Thanked In The Suicide Squad - And Those Not
But there are also a few notable names missing… Suicide Squad screencap John Ostrander (above) – creator of the modern-day Suicide Squad, co-creator of Amanda Waller, John Economos, Flo Crawley, and Briscoe. Luke McDonnell – artist on the original Suicide Squad series, co-creator of John Economos, Flo Crawley, and Briscoe. Ross Andru – co-creator of Rick Flag, co-creator of original[...]
Big Shot Comics #14 (Columbia, 1941)
Sullivan tapped his industry contacts for Columbia, and foundational Golden Age greats like Gardner Fox, Creig Flessel, Fred Gardineer, Ogden Whitney, and others produced work for Big Shot Comics.  An underappreciated title featuring work by a number of important creators, there's a Big Shot Comics #1, #2, #11 and #14 available in this week's 2021[...]
Flash Comics #104 Flash story title page.
In a heavy-water nuclear reactor, when neutrons bombard U-238, some uranium atoms absorb an additional neutron and are transformed into Pu-239. Heavy water was popularly (and wildly) speculated to have a wide range of effects on living beings when Flash Comics #1 was written in 1939 — including significantly increasing the human lifespan.  Given this in[...]
Will Justice League Beat The Avengers... Again?
Might have to be a series of posts, because there really are a lot of them.  Say what you will about Snyder, but it's clear that he's read, studied, and absorbed quite a lot of the most important material from DC's 80+ year history. I'm fairly indifferent to the tone argument about his films, particularly so[...]
And Finally… Okay, So This Must Be The First Mainstream Gay Kiss In Comics…
Can anyone beat this? From Zatara The Magician by Gardner Fox and Fred Guardineer, in Action Comics #12 from 1939, courtesy of Comic Book Tit Bits… Zatara, as some may mention, was essentially of the ilk of Mandrake the Magician.  Wearing a top hat and tuxedo he would perform various astounding feats, aided by his manservant, Tong. [...]