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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Mitzi in Hollywood by Matt Barker

Posted with minimal comment, other than this jumped out at me when I was flipping through a copy of Movie Comics #4 (published by Fiction House, in 1947).   Pencils and inks show why Matt Baker was clearly one of the greats and

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Junior Comics

You may not believe me, but I am being honest. Three years ago when I re-started collecting books and built this site (even though it is called good girl comics) I didn’t know comic books like this existed! Upon reflection

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Jungle Jim

Paul Norris drew this colorful cover of Jungle Jim #14 published on October of 1949. Artist Norris was a World War II vet who moved on from Jim to later draw the Brick Bradford newspaper strips. The ongoing Sunday newspaper

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