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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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This long-running series blends humor and adventure, as the well-meaning but somewhat inept reporter Jimmy Olsen stumbles into situations, many involving the help of Superman, that lead to stories in Metropolis’ Daily Planet newspaper. As Jonathan…

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A science fiction anthology comic, Strange Adventures features a cover penciled and inked by renowned artists Gil Kane and Joe Giella. The cover telegraphs the issue's opening story, written by John Broome and drawn by the same artistic team, in…

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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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Secret Hearts was published by National Comics, better known today as DC Comics, through its Arleigh romance imprint. As Michelle Nolan remarks, "National Comics is well respected by romance collectors for being one of the slickest purveyors of love…

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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…

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Dale Evans was the co-star (and real-life wife) of Roy Rogers on The Roy Rogers Show, and as Raymond E. White has claimed, Evans and Rogers presented "an American West that was optimistic, lighthearted, and musical" (3). This was Evans's second comic…

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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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Paul Terry created Mighty Mouse as one of the many characters in his Terrytoons Studio. Mighty Mouse stories featured the caped hero saving the day and foiling the plans of diabolical villains. Those stories are accompanied in this comic by other …
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