Category: Harvey

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. …

Humphrey Comics

The wild success of Joe Palooka is already well documented.   Harvey, a publisher not to let an opportunity pass, spun off Joe’s sidekick Humphrey to his own title….

All New Comics

All New Comics #8*, published by Harvey on May 1944, is special.  Not just for its hooded fiend cover drawn by Alex Schomburg  (sometimes this issue is referred to…

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…

Joe Palooka Comics

Joe Palooka was brain child of Ham Fisher.  As a newspaper strip it began in April of 1930 after some arm twisting of the publisher McNaught Syndicate.  But…

Jiggs and Maggie

Jiggs and Maggie were the two main characters of a newspaper strip titled Bringing Up Father. Distributed by King Features Syndicate starting in 1913 – this surely makes them the oldest characters of…

Lil Abner

Published October 1949, issue 73 of Al Capp‘s (Alfred Caplin) Li’l Abner comic is not only a great representation of good girl art, but also a lesson in…

Blondie

Before there was Blondie the musician there was Blondie Boopadoop, the sultry comic strip character created by Chic Young. Blondie, a fun loving flapper girl who spent her…

Black Cat

Black Cat issue #13 (September, 1948)  features lesson thirteen of “Black Cat shows you how to do simple Judo tricks.” Artist Lee Elias, who is actually featured in a full…