More Fun #8–Siegel and Shuster, Steampunk Comics and a Mystery Solved

For Super Sleuth DC Fans: An ongoing look at 86 years of DC Comics, beginning with New Fun #1, January 11, 1935 through March 1938. Contributor mini bios: Charles Flanders, Walt Kelly, Charles Shows, Rosemary Volk, Ray Wardell Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson continued publishing comics throughout 1936 under two company names—More Fun Inc. and National Allied [...]

By |2021-06-16T20:39:15-08:00June 16th, 2021|DC Comics, Golden Age Comics, More Fun Comics|0 Comments

DC’s New Comics #2–Siegel and Shuster and Federal Men

For Super Sleuth DC Fans: An ongoing look at 86 years of DC Comics, beginning with New Fun #1, January 11, 1935 through March 1938. Contributor mini bios: John Elby, Joe Archibald Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson’s New Comics #2, the second edition of the Major’s additional title was available on newsstands December 27, 1935 with a [...]

DC Comics 85 years ago–More Fun #7

For Super Sleuth DC Fans: An ongoing look at 86 years of DC Comics, beginning with New Fun #1, January 11, 1935 through March 1938. Contributor mini bio: Adolphe Barreaux DC Comics dates its history from January 1935 with New Fun #1. Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson’s foray into comic book publishing in the midst of the [...]

The Major adds a new DC title–85 years ago–New Comics #1

A continuing look at 86 years of DC Comics, beginning with New Fun #1, January 11, 1935 through March 1938. Contributor mini bio: Robert "Bo" Brown New Comics #1, published by Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, appeared on newsstands November 12, 1935, a little over 85 years ago. It was an appropriate title. The second magazine title published [...]

The Major’s Comics Evolve: DC’s First Annual–The Big Book of Fun Comics

This is a continuing look at DC Comics beginning with New Fun #1, January 11, 1935. A number of changes occurred between the appearance of New Fun #4 on newsstands, April 12, 1935 and the appearance of New Comics #1 on November 12, 1935. Although in hindsight there is a sense of shaky foundations there [...]

New Fun #6–Siegel and Shuster’s first appearance in DC Comics

For Super Sleuth DC Fans: An ongoing look at 86 years of DC Comics, beginning with New Fun #1, January 11, 1935 through March 1938. Contributor mini bios: Leighton Budd, Ed Stevenson, Henry Muheim, Connie Naar New Fun #6 arrived on newsstands September 13, 1935 a little over 85 years ago. It was the October [...]

Superman Sunday

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s Superman! Truth, justice and the American way and George Reeves flying across the black and white screen of an early 50’s television set is indelibly printed on my brain. Like so many other children of that era, I pinned the requisite towel to my tee shirt and [...]

By |2017-11-22T05:00:33-08:00February 18th, 2013|Events, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Pulps and the Comics

The comics as we know them are rooted in that late great period of American writing known as Pulp Fiction. The pulps encompass a variety of genres including adventure tales, detective stories, cowboy tales, science fiction, romance and more. Many well-known authors such as Edgar Rice Burroughs, Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett and Ray Bradbury got [...]

By |2017-11-25T20:51:48-08:00June 22nd, 2012|Pulp Fiction|4 Comments

How I Spent My Summer–Part 3: Pulpfest 2011

Dark clouds filled the sky. As I drove on the winding mountain road I had a bad feeling that I should have followed my instincts about traveling this way. Rain began to fall and huge trucks roared past spraying the windshield making it harder to see. With night falling the rain came down in sheets. [...]

By |2017-11-25T22:28:20-08:00September 18th, 2011|Pulp Fiction|9 Comments
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