Cooper Comic Book Collection

Title

Cooper Comic Book Collection

Date

1956

Collection Items

Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica, no. 23
As the cover to this issue makes clear, Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica focuses on the romantic high-school shenanigans between the blonde girl-next-door Betty Cooper, the brunette Veronica Lodge, daughter of the wealthiest family in Riverdale, and…

Black Cat Mystery, no. 57
Black Cat went through a number of title changes from its launch in 1946 to its eventual end in 1963. Initially a title named after the "Black Cat," a stunt woman and actress named Linda Turner who dons a costume to fight crime, the series would…

Black Knight, no. 5
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…

Detective Comics, no. 230
This issue of DC’s long-running Detective Comics series reintroduces the Mad Hatter, a Batman villain who first appeared in the 1940s. As the Mad Hatter’s villainous ambition here makes clear—he wants to add Batman’s signature cowl to his…

First Romance, no. 39
According to Michelle Nolan, romance comics saturated the newsstands in 1950, resulting in "the Love Glut. In 1950, publishers kissed off no fewer than 117 of 147 romance titles" (62). Harvey's First Romance was one of the titles to survive. This…

Forbidden Worlds, no. 42
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.…

Gunsmoke Western, no. 34
As they were on television and in cinema, Western were quite popular in 1950s comics. This issue of Gunsmoke Western features two recurring Western heroes, Kid Colt and Billy Buckskin. While Billy Buckskin would quickly fade out of Atlas's Western…

Little Archie, no. 1
This Archie Comics series was initially written and penciled by Bob Bolling, with inks by Bob White, and it would be published with some name changes until 1983. Featuring child versions of the teenage Archie characters, this first issues of the…

Little Lotta, no. 3
Little Lotta Plump was one of Harvey Comics' consistent characters, along with Little Audrey, Little Dot, and Richie Rich. Much of the humor in Little Lotta's comic book adventures comes from the incredible strength that she gets from eating massive…

Lorna, the Jungle Girl, no. 18
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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