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 thought to be by, Alex Schomburg. Each features a swooping, leaping, swinging

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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 – to name just a few. The Mighty Mouse “anthropomorphic funny animal” was

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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 on the left is the second to last issue (#89) from June

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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 sense of exploration and discovery that were taking place during the era by Europeans in ancient civilizations around the world. The story

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Kilroys

From American Comics Group (ACG) issue #41 of Kilroys was published January 1953.  The series iteself was similiar to Blondie or even Marvel’s Rusty in that it revolved around family life.  These were the comic book versions of popular television shows such as

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Kerry Drake Detective Cases

Let’s face it. Collecting comic books is a bit weird. There is no intrinsic value – like with gold or silver. It is not original artwork, like with a painting. It is a ticking time bomb of daily degrading newsprint,

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Kathy

Move over Archie, step back Timely – Kathy comic covers are the kings of innuendo. Someone over at Standard Comics had the chutzpah to script suggestive enough covers to keep sales churning for 17 issues (from September 1949 to September

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Joe Yank

Standard Comics’ Joe Yank was a Korean War series chocked full of Good Girl art created for a post WWII military solider sensibilities. Issue #12* here was published August 1953. The creative and humorous cover art is by Ross Andru,

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Cave Girl

The Cave Girl series lasted just four issues, published by Magazine Enterprises between 1953 and 1954. This was the third issue (#13*) and all interior and cover art is by Bob Powell. While Powell might be most famous for creating

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The Fighting Yank

It took me several years to locate this copy of The Fighting Yank #27 – and I had to settle for a fair grade at that. Published January 1949 by Nedor/Better, cover art features the iconic Alex Schomburg (signed right across the hood of the convertible

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