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Famous Funnies #110

Sometimes you run into a comic and wonder why it doesn’t seem to be more in demand. I guess that’s just what makes for a good deal. In…

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Nellie the Nurse

It’s a well-worn story by now.  Superheroes, as a cultural expression of hope, were juxtaposed against the hard reality Americans faced during the depression and WWII.  And as the…

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Flyin’ Jenny

Flyin’ Jenny was created by Russell Keaton. She began running right out of the gate as both a daily and Sunday newspaper strip on October, 1939.  Having previously…

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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 –…