Interview with Kim Munson re “Comic Art in Museums” March 21, 2021

Recently I interviewed Kim Munson about her book Comic Art in Museums. Although it is not directly connected to the Major's work, I found it to be an excellent reference for discussing the art in the Major's early syndicate 1925-1927 and the art in New Fun, More Fun, Adventure and Detective Comics 1935-1938. Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson [...]

By |2021-03-22T11:48:22-08:00March 22nd, 2021|Reviews, Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Fun #2 and New Fun #3–85 Years of DC Comics

Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson’s New Fun #2 appeared on newsstands on February 8, 1935--85 years ago a little less than a month after New Fun #1 on January 11. It was followed a month later by New Fun #3 on March 8, 1935. The Major stated in the forced bankruptcy case that they were working 3-4 [...]

Calling All Cars: New Fun #1 is Here

Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, my grandfather, created a comic entitled Sandy Kean, Calling all Cars, Sandy Kean and the Radio Squad wisely shortened to Radio Squad. It was classic Depression era material. Sandy Kean, a detective on the police force answers the siren call and goes after the bad guys—mafia types who are preying on the [...]

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

Happy 125th Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson

Happy 125th Birthday to my grandfather Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, soldier, writer of adventure stories and novels and founder of DC Comics. What does it mean to inherit the legacy of a man who lived a life of adventure and unbelievable creativity all the while maintaining his dignity and grace under fire at various points in [...]

By |2017-11-25T23:35:54-08:00January 8th, 2015|Family History|2 Comments

Pensacola Pulps and Comics

I came “home” to the Gulf Coast for a few months this winter and for the first time my two lives intersected. Thanks to Danny Fingeroth I attended Wizard World Comic Con in New Orleans and this past weekend I presented at Pensacon in Pensacola thanks to Mike Ensley, the organizer. In between I attended [...]

By |2017-11-28T20:54:58-08:00February 26th, 2014|ComicCon|2 Comments

Super Women and Men

Truth be told I was more than a little worried about taking on Wonder Woman. By that I mean writing about her with any semblance of knowledge, not to mention writing about Trina Robbins, Ramona Fradon and Mary Fleener, three amazing women comics writers/artists. I wrote an article for Women’s eNews on the panel and [...]

By |2017-11-28T20:32:55-08:00July 30th, 2013|ComicCon|5 Comments

New York Comic Con 2010

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. Well not the worst but Comic Con New York was a trifle more challenging than Comic Con San Diego. We’re not in California anymore Toto. Paging Miz Estrada. Paging Miz Estrada…However it did, in the end, turn out to be fantastic. We all [...]

By |2017-11-25T00:40:40-08:00October 22nd, 2010|ComicCon|2 Comments

The Major and Wonder Woman

Like all young girls of my generation Wonder Woman was a great favorite of mine. Besides the beautiful artwork and all the Greek mythology and the women in charge I was wild about that costume. What little girl doesn’t want to dress up in an outfit like that? It’s the princess tiara with the tutu—perfect! [...]

By |2017-11-25T00:50:15-08:00October 7th, 2010|ComicCon|1 Comment
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