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

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

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 [...]

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 |2017-11-16T00:25:11-08:00May 31st, 2016|Family History, Military History|3 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 |2017-11-25T23:29:22-08:00January 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 |2017-11-25T23:33:52-08:00July 22nd, 2015|ComicCon, Golden Age Comics|0 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 |2017-11-25T23:39:23-08:00November 11th, 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 |2017-11-25T23:45:10-08:00September 25th, 2014|Family History|0 Comments
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