DC Comics Before Superman: Behind the Scenes

DC Comics Before Superman: Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson's Pulp Comics, published by Hermes Press will be premiered at this year's San Diego Comic Con July 19-22nd. Here's a glimpse at how it all came together. In 1934, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson had the idea to create comic books consisting of all original scripts and art as opposed [...]

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

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

Cuba Si!

Cuba Si! Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson was born on this day, January 7, 126 years ago. It’s fitting that tomorrow I’m leaving for Miami en route to Cuba retracing some of the steps of my grandparents on their fabled trip to Cuba in 1937. Cuba is one of the Shangrilas of travel I have wanted to [...]

By |2017-11-25T23:29:22+00:00January 7th, 2016|DC Comics, Uncategorized|4 Comments

The Traveling Comic Con Show

It's been a busy year on the trail with the Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson Traveling Circus and Wild West Show. Beginning in January with Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans--a short drive from my Gulf Coast winter habitat. Not a bad start--beignets, Cafe du Monde, Streetcars of Desire and all the great food to be had [...]

By |2017-11-25T23:33:52+00:00July 22nd, 2015|ComicCon, Golden Age Comics|0 Comments

What’s up?

Warner Brothers announced that they were taking control of DC Comics and renaming it DC Entertainment. Or as the headline stated from ComicMix, "Warner Brothers Gobbles up DC." I can only guess at the reasons, the obvious one being all the recent movies featuring comic book characters. According to the announcement, Paul Levitz who has [...]

By |2017-11-26T22:37:48+00:00October 23rd, 2009|DC Comics|0 Comments