DC Comics Before Superman

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Explore the secret history of DC Comics before it became the behemoth we know today; the pulp stories that formed the basis for all the different kinds of comics that exist today.

Bonus! Each book is an exclusive signed copy by the author.

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Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson created National Allied Publications, hired Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster among many artists, writers and editors who would have extensive careers in the company that became DC Comics; one of the largest comic publishers in the world. DC was “the Major’s” idea born from the pulps he wrote in the magazines he knew so well.

This groundbreaking book explores the secret history of DC Comics before it became the behemoth we know today; the pulp stories that formed the basis for all the different kinds of comics that exist today. Titles included in this historical reprint include Barry O’Neill and Fang Gow (script- Wheeler-Nicholson; art- Leo O’Mealia), Blood Pearls (script- Wheeler-Nicholson; art- Munson Paddock), Foe of the Borgias (script and art- Sven Elven), The Golden Dragon (script and art- Tom Hickey) and more!

Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson (early comics historian and the Major’s granddaughter)  weaves the story of the Major and the history of DC throughout the pages of art providing an in depth look at the formation of National Allied Publications and the man behind New Fun, New Comics, and other memorable original comics that predated DC Comics’ inception. Other contributions include an intro by Jim Steranko (Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and an afterward by comics historian David Armstrong with his insights from years of interviewing some of the early contributors.

All the comics included in this tome have been painstakingly reproduced and repaired to show how they would have looked back in the 1930s.

Bonus! Each book is an exclusive signed copy by the author.
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Hermes Press (October 9, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1613451644
  • ISBN-13: 978-1613451649

Additional information

Weight 35.2 oz
Dimensions 7.6 × 0.9 × 10.1 in

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