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My Friend Irma

Most people today don’t really think of the 1940’s as spinning out multi-media franchises.  But indeed that is what actress Marie Wilson had succeed in doing.  She has no…

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Murder Incorporated

My favorite motorcycle cover is Murder Incorporated #14.  It is dated October 1949  and published by Fox Feature Syndicate, Inc.,   It’s so good in fact the same cover…

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Man O’ Mars

Maurice Whitman penned and inked the rather attractive (if you are into green) Martian woman named Ylla. Her name was borrowed from the “Ylla” in Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles. Mars…

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Lucy, The Real Gone Gal

Lucy, The Real Gone Gal continued on as Meet Miss Pepper after just four short issues . Issue #2 here was  published August 1953 by St. John. Despite  the “Desperate Housewives” like…

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Millie the Model

Below are my two favorite Millie the Model Comics covers. Complete with fish in the net, the Millie on #20 is from January 1949 by an unknown artist. The distracted motorcycle…

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Miss Fury

This is my favorite cover from the brief, eight book, Miss Fury comic book series that ran from 1942 to 1946. Covers on each are credited to, or…

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Adventures of Mighty Mouse

There was no shortage of mice cartoon characters in the 50’s. Mickey Mouse, Marmaduke Mouse, Minute Mouse, Atomic Mouse, Danger Mouse, Supermouse (“The big cheese”), Mouse Musketeers –…

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Lady Luck

Lady Luck is an interesting title that has a number of backstories. It was published for five issues (#86 – #90) between December 1949 and August 1950.  Pictured…

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King Solomon’s Mines

King Solomon‘s Mines is a best-selling novel by Sir H. Rider Haggard from 1885. The story captured the era’s sense of exploration and discovery felt by Europeans regarding…

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Kilroys

From American Comics Group (ACG) issue #41 of The Kilroys was published January 1953.  The series iteself was similiar to Blondie or even Marvel’s Rusty in that it revolved around family…