golden age Archives

Zip Comics #25 (MLJ, 1942)
Combat #59 story about the exploits of a soldier and former major leaguer nicknamed "Boy Wonder."  But the Zip Comics #25 Steel Sterling story written by Kanigher and drawn by Irv Novick holds its own among these strange baseball stories, and it seems to have been inspired by the 1941 World Series between the Brooklyn[...]
Top-Notch Comics #7 (MLJ, 1940)
Marvel Mystery Comics #9 is one of the most sought-after comics of the Golden Age, and while Top-Notch Comics #7 obviously isn't in the same league, it probably deserves a little more credit than it gets Not only do we get an MLJ superhero crossover, but we also get the Wizard transforming from pulp-style character[...]
Jackpot Comics #6 (MLJ, 1942). Early Archie Andrews appearance.
Jackpot Comics was an early anthology comic book series published by MLJ Magazines during the Golden Age, which featured some of the publisher's most popular characters from other titles.  That group of characters originally included Steel Sterling, Black Hood, Sergeant Boyle, and Mr Justice, by creators including Charles Biro, Irv Novick, Ed Camy, and Sam[...]
Black Hood #19 (MLJ, 1946)
One of publisher MLJ's pre-Archie superheroes, the Black Hood was arguably one of the most interesting superheroes of the Golden Age.  He certainly had an unusual publishing history during that time The character first appeared in Top-Notch Comics #9, took that title over, started getting elbowed aside in the Top-Notch series 18 issues later in[...]
Blue Ribbon Comics #10 featuring Mr. Justice (MLJ, 1941)
An underappreciated Golden Age character in the mold of the Spectre, there are several issues of Blue Ribbon Comics with some of the most popular Mr Justice covers up for auction at the 2022 May 15-16 Sunday & Monday Comic Books Select Auction #122220 at Heritage Auctions. Blue Ribbon Comics #10 featuring Mr Justice (MLJ, 1941) In[...]
Hangman Comics #7 (MLJ, 1943)
MLJ Magazines' superhero lineup tended towards horror-themed stories during the Golden Age, and the nature of the Hangman character lent itself to horrific themes more than most In a story by stand-out artist Bob Fujitani, Hangman Comics #7 tells the saga of a disgruntled scientist who teams up with a gangster to unleash a pandemic[...]
Zip Comics #17 featuring the last Scarlet Avenger (MLJ, 1941)
Best known as the publisher who debuted Archie and the rest of the gang of Riverdale during the Golden Age, MLJ Magazines was better than most publishers at navigating the rapidly evolving industry of that era The character the Scarlet Avenger was a good example of that Zip Comics #17 featured the end of the[...]
Black Hood's exit from Top-Notch Comics #45 (MLJ, 1944)
Publisher MLJ Magazines was far better than most at navigating the changing tides of the comic book business throughout the Golden Age, and the Top Notch Comics title is an excellent example of that.  The series launched as a relatively basic adventure title featuring the magician The Wizard and then shifted hard into superheroics when[...]
Top-Notch Comics #9
The character was arguably MLJ's biggest superhero success of the Golden Age and soon spawned a pulp title, a short-lived radio show, and his own comic book series The character even survived the decline of the superhero era as WWII ended The last issue of his series in Black Hood #19 contains an interesting and clear-cut[...]
Cannonball Comics #1 (Rural Home, 1945)
Cannonball Comics publisher Rural Home Publications seemed to be making a big splash in the later days of World War II.  The publisher launched no fewer than a dozen titles within an 8-month span in late 1944 through early 1945.  Many of these titles are memorable to serious Golden Age comic book collectors for various[...]
Brick Bradford #6 (Standard, 1948)
One of his other robot covers from this era, the infamous Bender prototype cover of Startling Comics #49, is one of the most highly-desired non-Marvel/DC comic books of the Golden Age.  Another stand-out example of what made Alex Schomburg so great, there's a Brick Bradford #6 (Standard, 1948) Condition: VG up for auction in the[...]
Bomber Comics #3 featuring Kismet (Elliot, 1944).
Kiefer and Matt Baker.  Roche was a writer for the Eisner-Iger studio who worked on Phantom Lady, Senorita Rio, and Sheena, among numerous other comic features.  She eventually became Iger's associate editor and business partner.  Roche is listed as the editor of Bomber Comics (under the pseudonym Rod Roche). Unfortunately, Elliot's foray into comic book publishing was[...]