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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…

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…

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…

Untamed Love

By now (my 220th post) it’s a well worn story.  Golden age comic books emerged from the great depression and superheros boomed during World War II.  Post war,…

Women Outlaws

With a cover title like “True Stories of Famous Western Gun Gals” it was almost assured to draw the attention of both readers and the anti-comic psychiatrist  Fredric…

Famous FunniesĀ  #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)…

Down with Crime

Down with Crime #7 was on my want list for a long while.  A few years ago, this was an inexpensive book (if you could find one).  But…

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….