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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’s 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…

4Most Comics

Dick Cole was known as “America’s Number One School Star.”  He was enjoyed enough in the 40’s to get his own  30-minute radio program. Dick mainly appeared in…

Famous Funnies  #15

Famous Funnies  #15 from October 1935 is by far the oldest comic in my collection.  I’ve covered Famous Funnies before (after all it did run from 1934 to…

National Comics

National Comics was a successful series for Quality, running 75 issues from July 1940 – December 1949.  Cover art for National Comics #6 from publisher Quality (December 1940)…

Popular Comics

Popular Comics #54 was a  Dell Comics / Western Publishing production, published on August 1940.  My attraction was primarily the motorcycle cover (featuring Gang Busters).  But there is much more…

Mystery Comics

Alex Schomburg  did some cool robot covers.  One of the best was Mystery Comics #3 from publisher Better / Nedor / Standard / Pines that was printed October 1944….

All New Comics

All-New Comics #6 (January 1944) was published by Harvey.  The wild cover has a bit of everything; no less than two motorcycle images, a U.S. flag waving over…

Whiz Comics

                  Whiz Comics #7 was published by Fawcett on August 1940. There is a nice little history of Fawcett Publishing…

Prize

Prize Comics was a rather obscure title published by Prize Publications (owned by pulp magazine publisher Crestwood). The series actually lasted 68 issues over eight years (March 1940…