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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….

Wonder Comics

The Standard/Better/Nedor version of Wonderman is not to be confused with the Wonderman sued out of existence by D.C. in 1940 (having been published by Fox).  Fox changed…

Smash Comics

Smash Comics #10 was published by Quality on May 1940. The cover features Bozo the Robot with art by Bozo creator George Brenner.  Long before there was “Iron Man”…

ZIP Comics

ZIP Comics #18 was published by MLJ Magazines  on September 1941.  The cover is by one of my favorite artists, Irv Novick.  Character is Steel Sterling. Before Superman…

Four Color (Porky Pig)

Four Color #322 is Porky Pig (with Bugs Bunny). I was attracted to the Science Fiction cover and that I remember this book from the original ‘ole man’s collection.  It was published on March 1951…

Startling Comics

Startling Comics #48 is dated November 1947, and there is more being featured here than just “Lance Lewis, Space Detective”! This book, for sure, is one of my favorite all…

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…

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 –…

Buster Crabbe

I spent almost three years searching for a copy of Buster Crabbe #5 – a book that always managed to get sorted to the top of the pile 30 years…

Fantastic Comics

This book had been far out of the reach of my budget, but I found this copy at auction described as “cover reinforced.” That seemed to mean a…