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Wonder Woman was created by the psychologist William Moulton Marston (using the pen name Charles Moulton) and artist Harry G. Peter. Though Marston died in 1947, “Charles Moulton” is still credited as the author of this issue’s Wonder Woman stories,…

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With its striking blue-toned figure, this Two-Gun Kid cover encapsulates what made Atlas Comics artist Joe Maneely the "absolute favorite" of editor and writer Stan Lee. As Sean Howe details, Maneely "was speedy and astonishingly versatile, handling…

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The first issue of DC's Showcase introduces "Fireman Farrell" in three stories written by Arnold Drake and drawn by John Prentice. While Fireman Farrell would appear periodically in later DC Comics titles, Showcase is today best remembered for its…

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In the Cooper Collection, there are three Robin Hood series: Charlton's Robin Hood and His Merry Men, Quality's Robin Hood Tales, and this title, Magazine Enterprises' Robin Hood. Along with these titles, Robin Hood also appears on the cover of Brave…

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While the original Rin Tin Tin appeared in over two dozen films in the 1920s and early 1930s, the war hero dog’s legacy continued in the 1950s in the television show The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin and in this Dell Comics series. In this issue, Rin Tin…

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Quality Comics' Plastic Man series would only last for three more issues. In late 1956, the publisher would go out of business and sell its characters and titles to DC Comics. This issue contains all reprinted stories, from earlier issues of the…

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This issue of Our Fighting Forces features a cover and story by Charles "Jerry" Grandenetti, one of the iconic war comics artists of the 1950s and 1960s. Indeed, some of Grandenetti's work in the 1960s would be used by Pop Art painter Roy…

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Even though it is numbered as issue #3, this is the first issue of Nature Boy. Issues #1 and #2 were titled Danny Blaze, and featured stories about a heroic firefighter. Charlton Comics' Nature Boy would last only 3 issues, before changing names…

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This jungle adventure comic features a female version of Tarzan, raised in the African jungle and accompanied by her sidekick, a chimpanzee named Mikki. On this cover, two artist's signatures are visible on a rock, "Colletta and Williamson." Vince…

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One of American Comics Group's longest-running titles, Forbidden Worlds featured tales of alien visitors from other planets, time travel, and other strange happenings. Perhaps most notable about this issue is its cover, by ACG artist Ogden Whitney.…

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Wielding an ebony blade forged by Merlin, the Black Knight was created by Stan Lee and Joe Maneely in this Atlas Comics title, which only ran for five issues. Taking place during the reign of King Arthur, the comic blends medieval romance with ideas…
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