Treasure Chest

Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact was similar to True Comics  in that it was aimed as a “healthy” alternative to standard comics of the day.  It was…

I Met a Handsome Cowboy

Cowgirl Romances, Flaming Western Romances, Cowboy Love, Romances of the West – comics frequently tapped into pulp magazines for inspiration and it was no different for the romantic…

True Comics

From today’s perspective (based on comic superhero’s massive popularity in the movies) it might be surprising to know that True Comics was a relatively popular comic series.  It…

Gangsters Can’t Win

Famous Gangsters, Gangsters and Gun Molls, Murderous Gangsters, Guns Against Gangsters and Gangsters Can’t Win.  Comic industry presses were churning out more issues of crime comics than Frankie…

King Comics

This book doesn’t fit into my typical comic purchases.  But I’m an opportunist.  First off, its a pretty nice condition copy of King Comics #36. Secondly, I couldn’t…

Babe Ruth Sports

Known as “The Bambino” and “The Sultan of Swat”, George Herman “Babe” Ruth Jr. created an incredible and lasting legacy playing in Major League Baseball for 19 years. …

Shocking Mystery Cases

Shocking Mystery Cases was a series from Star Publications.  It was a continuation from Thrilling Crime Cases #49. Shown here is my Shocking Mystery Cases  #58 published April…

Famous Crimes

The headline blared “True Stories of Cold-Blooded Killers!” on the very first issue of Famous Crimes. Fox Feature Syndicate jumped headlong into a rising wave of crime genre popularity with…

Okajima Pedigree

February 22nd 1944 was a typical Tuesday.  After work, a quick stop at the newsstand to scan the comic racks for something new.  Today‚Äôs purchases, a whole $0.30 worth…

USA Comics

U.S.A. Comics was published by Timely Comics, the 1930-1940s predecessor to Marvel Comics. The series ran 17 issues between August 1941 and Fall 1945. The series contained no main…