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Oscar Comics

Oscar Comics #10 from Timely April 1949 is one of my favorite covers, and perfect for the football season kick off. Issue contains a public service announcement titled  “A…

Miss America (Patsy Walker)

This fun football themed cover was printed January 1952 for issue Volume 7 #43 by Miss America Publications (which was part of Marvel/Atlas). Cover art is signed by Al…

Flat Top

Obscure Nation-Wide Publishing printed the first issue of Flat-Top on November 1953.  Flat-Top was a spin-off from “Mazie,” Nation-Wide’s facsimile of the Archie Comics. Flat-Top  was a “Reggie-Like” supporting…

Willie Comics

Willie Comics was published by Timely for 15 issues from 1946 through 1949. The series was continued from Ideal Comics and continued as Li’l Willie Comics. What’s interesting…

Mitzi’s Boyfriend

From Marvel Comics (yep, the publishers of Captain America and Spiderman) under its Timely indicia published Mitzi’s Boyfriend.  It was a short lived six issue series that ran…

Americas Best Comics

America’s Best Comics #17 from Nedor/Better Publications published March 1946. Featuring Black Terror, Fighting Yank, Doc Strange and Pyroman all scrimmaging in a football game!  Had to have…

Mutt & Jeff

Collecting comics can have a strange way of leading you down various paths – one day you’re collecting good girl art (gga), the next motorcycle covers, then superheroes,…

A Date With Judy

I’ve posted here before that multimedia franchises were not just a modern phenomenon, but part of a strategy as old as Madison Avenue itself. There was a time when…

Tessie the Typist

Pictured here are my copies of Tessie the Typist published by Timely, #3 from 1944, #13 (December 1947) and #15 (April 1948). Timely had begun growing a niche…

Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies

“What’s up, Doc?”  Pictured above is my Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies Comics #24, published October 1943. Cover art is by Walt Kelly, curiously signed by studio head Leon Schlesinger. Pictured…