Happy 128th to the Major

Happy 128th Birthday to Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson! The Major circa 1948 Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson was born on January 7th 1890. Although various internet sources state his birth as January 4th that is incorrect. Everything you read on the internet is not necessarily factual! How do I know that the Major’s birthdate is January [...]

By |2018-01-08T00:39:04+00:00January 7th, 2018|DC Comics, Family History, Golden Age Comics, Pulp Fiction|0 Comments

The Long and Winding Road

A little over 20 years ago I embarked on an adventure to discover my paternal grandfather Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson’s legacy in comics history. In the process of updating the website I had an opportunity to look back at the road travelled and to reflect on what lies ahead. Like any adventure there have been some [...]

By |2018-01-02T03:24:55+00:00December 27th, 2017|Family History, Golden Age Comics, New Fun Comics|2 Comments

Every Hero comes out of darkness into the light

Today is the 127th anniversary of Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson’s birth. He was born in Greenville, Tennessee January 7th 1890. The year ahead is going to be productive for the Major. Besides working on his biography I’m pleased to announce that Dan Herman of Hermes Press is publishing a second book of the Major’s adventure stories [...]

By |2017-11-16T00:22:02+00:00January 8th, 2017|Family History|3 Comments

Buffalo Soldier

“His eye roved over the bare mesa and out to where quivering heat waves distorted the outlines of the distant hills, huge, angular masses of scarified rock, the slag and clinkers of some ancient volcanic blaze uprearing tortured pinnacles and twisted turrets to the pitiless sky.” This portrayal of Fort Bliss by Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson’s [...]

By |2017-11-16T00:25:11+00:00May 31st, 2016|Family History, Military History|3 Comments

When Worlds Collide

In every good comic book story there’s a moment when worlds collide, stars line up, and the evil doctor’s death ray machine threatens to blow everyone to hell and back. This is just such a story. The Mad Scientist. Fleischer Superman cartoons. 1941 In 1934 my grandfather, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson began publishing comic [...]

By |2017-11-16T00:29:38+00:00February 19th, 2016|DC Comics, Family History, Golden Age Comics, Uncategorized|6 Comments

Happy 125th Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson

Happy 125th Birthday to my grandfather Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, soldier, writer of adventure stories and novels and founder of DC Comics. What does it mean to inherit the legacy of a man who lived a life of adventure and unbelievable creativity all the while maintaining his dignity and grace under fire at various points in [...]

By |2017-11-25T23:35:54+00:00January 8th, 2015|Family History|2 Comments

“The Major”

Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson had an extraordinary military career. Just recently I spent time in the National Archives in Washington, DC once again sifting through files there. One of the treasures found was MWN's test for entry into the US Army. His test score—99 out of 100! That’s pretty impressive, I’d say. From photos, family stories [...]

By |2017-11-25T23:39:23+00:00November 11th, 2014|Family History|0 Comments

My Comic Book Life, Part 2: I Discover Derring Doers

It's Operation Lois Lane this week at New York Comic Con. That will be me cosplaying as Lois Lane. I'll be in disguise as mild-mannered Nicky. My very first Comic Con was San Diego Comic Con in 2008 when my grandfather, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson was inducted into the Eisner Hall of Fame forty three years [...]

By |2017-11-25T23:42:38+00:00October 7th, 2014|Family History|0 Comments

My Comic Book Life: Part 1, The Lay of the Land

I’ve been on a quest for about 16 years researching my grandfather, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson’s life and work. In the halls of the Court of Comic Book Land I've encountered Courtiers who would flatter one out of the few gold pieces held. I crossed swords with an Evil Wizard who is still lurking about. And I [...]

By |2017-11-25T23:45:10+00:00September 25th, 2014|Family History|0 Comments

How I Spent My Summer–Part 1: Who are Your People?

In comic books it’s always good to start with the origin story so let's begin at the beginning of Major Malcolm Wheeler Nicholson’s life in Greeneville, Tennessee and his schooling at Manlius Military Academy in upstate New York. Most of the time I feel like a detective searching for clues and a lot of times [...]

By |2017-11-25T22:43:08+00:00August 11th, 2011|Family History|0 Comments
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