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Queen of the Pulps

That’s a title a few of us would welcome but it belongs to Daisy Bacon, the editor of Love Story Magazine. Laurie Powers (friend and colleague) has written a book about Daisy Bacon Queen of the Pulps: The Reign of Daisy Bacon and Love Story Magazine. Love Story Magazine was one of the magazines from [...]

By |2019-12-10T08:57:14-08:00December 10th, 2019|Reviews|0 Comments

In Memoriam: Howard Cruse 1944-2019

Many people have written eloquently about Howard Cruse in the last week since his death, Andy Mangels, Denis Kitchen and Chip Kidd among others. What I want you to know is something personal about Howie beyond the work and the public life—about friendship, family and love. I lived with my maternal grandparents from the time [...]

By |2019-12-04T11:21:09-08:00December 4th, 2019|Family History|1 Comment

DC Comics to reprint New Fun #1: How it all began

Great news from DC Comics! They are publishing a reprint of New Fun #1, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson's first comics magazine published under National Allied Publications. The magazine will be reprinted as a commemorative hardcover, original tabloid size with essays by Roy Thomas and me, Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson. New Fun #1 appeared on newsstands January 11, 1935. [...]

The Pulps–John Locke’s Weird Tales

John Locke has a new book ostensibly about the origins of the pulp magazine Weird Tales, The Thing’s Incredible: The Secret Origins of Weird Tales. However, it is oh so much more. I became smitten with the pulps the first time I read one of my grandfather’s, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson pulp adventure stories. That was [...]

By |2018-08-16T04:45:28-08:00August 16th, 2018|Pulp Fiction, Reviews|0 Comments

Countdown San Diego Comic Con 2018–Exhibit Hall

San Diego Comic Con--the media hype--a gigantic party that an elite group of people and determined fans attend and hang out with tv and movie stars. It's true that it's a giant party and it's true there are loyal and determined fans but as for an elite group rubbing shoulders with the stars, not quite. [...]

By |2018-07-18T17:23:17-08:00July 18th, 2018|ComicCon, Events|0 Comments

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 |2018-01-08T00:39:04-08:00January 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 |2018-01-02T03:24:55-08:00December 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 |2017-11-16T00:22:02-08:00January 8th, 2017|Family History|3 Comments
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