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Thumbnail for Comic BooksWelcome to the main page of our massive public domain comic book archive. True gems to download or read online. So many, it is impossible to read them all!

The majority of our books belong to what has been termed the Golden Age of Comics. This began primarily with newspaper reprints and then "went up, up and away" with the introduction of Superman. Styles changed, new genres superseded old and then a new era dawned, the Silver Age of Comics, of which we also have many examples.

For what was once a massive industry, the publishers and their successors often took little care of their work. Many of the comics were either not copyrighted correctly, or the copyright was not renewed. Through this oversight thousands of comic books lapsed into what is called the "Public Domain", which means that there is now no legal owner. That is why we can bring you all of these FREE and LEGALLY!

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Comic Books

Ace Magazines

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Publisher:Ace Magazines
Available Online:Titles: 41 | Books: 398
Latest Comic Book:Monkeyshines Comics 02 | Uploaded: Aug 23, 2015
Titles:All Romances (5) | Andy Comics (2) | Atomic War! (4) | Baffling Mysteries (23) | Banner Comics (2) | The Beyond (30) | Complete Love Magazine (8) | Crime Must Pay the Penalty (46) | Dotty (6) | Ernie Comics (2) | Four Favorites (43) | Fun Time (1) | Glamorous Romances (15) | The Hand of Fate (19) | Hap Hazard (2) | Heroes of the Wild Frontier (2) | Indian Braves (4) | Lightning Comics (11) | Love at First Sight (11) | Love Experiences (3) | Men Against Crime (4) | Monkeyshines Comics (2) | Mr Risk (2) | Our Flag (6) | Penalty (2) | Real Love (6) | Revealing Romances (1) | Science Comics (5) | Scream Comics (4) | Space Action (3) | Super-Mystery Comics (50) | Sure-Fire Comics (4) | Ten-Story Love (10) | Trapped (4) | Vicky (3) | War Heroes (8) | Web of Mystery (29) | Western Adventures (7) | Western Love Trails (3) | World War III (2) | One Shots (4)
Publication History: Active: 1940 - 1956 | Number of Series: 48 | Number of Issues: 668
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 17 | Brand Groups: 2 | Brand Emblems: 2
Indicia Publishers:A. A. Wyn, Inc. | Ace Books, Inc. | Ace Magazines, Inc. | Ace Periodicals, Inc. | Ace Publications | Ace Publications, Inc. | Current Books, Inc. | Humor Publications, Inc. | Junior Books, Inc. | Junior Magazines, Inc. | L. B. Fischer Publishing Corp. | Periodical House, Inc. | Publishers Specialists, Inc. | RAR Publishing Co., Inc. | Readers' Research, Inc. | Red Seal Publications, Inc. | Unity Publishing Corp.
Brand Groups:Ace | An Ace Magazine
External Links:Grand Comics Database
Ace Magazines, also known as Ace Periodicals, Ace Comics, and Periodical House was an active publisher between 1940 - 1956.

The company's most successful superhero series was Super-Mystery Comics featuring Magno the Magnetic Man and his boy partner Davey. Horror titles included Baffling Mysteries, Hand of Fate and Web of Mystery. Their contribution to the crime comics genre was Crime Must Pay the Penalty. Some of their longest running series were the four romance titles Glamorous Romances, Love At First Sight, Love Experiences, and Real Love. The romance titles began in the late 1940's, after the superhero books faded in popularity, and continued until the company ceased publishing comic books in 1956.

Ajax-Farrell

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Publisher:Ajax-Farrell
Available Online:Titles: 51 | Books: 217
Latest Comic Book:Dark Shadows 1 RAW | Uploaded: Jul 25, 2015
Titles:All True Romance (4) | Apache Trail (4) | Battle Report (3) | Billy Bunny (1) | Black Cobra (3) | Brenda Starr (1) | Bride's Diary (2) | Bride's Secrets (6) | Captain Flight Comics (11) | Captain Jet (1) | Dark Shadows (3) | Eva The Imp (1) | Fantastic Comics (1) | Fantastic Fears (6) | Fighting Man (10) | The Flame (4) | Full of Fun (2) | Funny Fables (1) | G-I in Battle (4) | G. I. in Battle (3) | Gunsmoke Trail (4) | Happy Jack (1) | Haunted Thrills (10) | Hi-Ho Comics (3) | Lone Eagle (2) | Lone Rider (26) | Lonely Heart (3) | Madhouse (5) | Men in Action (2) | Midnight (5) | Mighty Bear (2) | My Personal Problem (1) | Oklahoma Kid (1) | Phantom Lady (4) | The Rider (4) | Samson (3) | Secret Love (1957 Series) (2) | Spunky (1) | Strange (4) | Strange Fantasy (11) | Strange Journey (3) | Super Cat (4) | Sweetie Pie (2) | Swift Arrow (9) | Today's Brides (1) | Vooda (3) | Voodoo (15) | War Report (2) | War Stories (2) | Wonder Boy (3) | One Shots (8)
Publication History: Active: 1951 - 1958 | Number of Series: 62 | Number of Issues: 319
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 12 | Brand Groups: 3 | Brand Emblems: 8
Indicia Publishers:Ajax Pub., Inc. | Ajax Publications | Ajax Publications, Inc. | Excellent Pub., Inc. | Excellent Publications Inc. | Farrell Comics, Inc. | Four Star Comic Corp. | Four Star Publications, Inc. | Steinway Comic Pub. Inc. | Steinway Pub. Inc. | Superior Comics Inc. | World Famous Comics Inc.
Brand Groups:Farrell | America's Best | Ajax
External Links:Grand Comics Database
a.k.a. Ajax, America's Best, American Feature Syndicate, Decker Publications, Excellent Publications, Farrell, Four Star, Kiddie Kapers, Red Top Comics and Steinway Comics.

American Comics Group / ACG

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Publisher:American Comics Group / ACG
Available Online:Titles: 31 | Books: 721
Latest Comic Book:Giggle Comics 05 | Uploaded: Aug 12, 2015
Titles:Adventures Into the Unknown (147) | Blazing West (14) | Commander Battle and the Atomic Sub (7) | Confessions of the Lovelorn (14) | Cookie (55) | Dizzy Dames (6) | Forbidden Worlds (117) | Funny Films (12) | Giggle Comics (56) | Ha Ha Comics (55) | Hi-Jinx (2) | The Hooded Horseman (12) | The Kilroys (54) | Lovelorn (31) | Magic Agent (3) | Midnight Mystery (7) | Milt Gross Funnies (2) | Moon Mullins (4) | My Romantic Adventures (12) | Operation: Peril (17) | Out of the Night (17) | Romantic Adventures (22) | Search For Love (2) | Skeleton Hand (6) | Soldiers of Fortune (11) | Spencer Spook (2) | Spy and Counterspy (2) | Spy-Hunters (22) | Teepee Tim (3) | Young Heroes (3) | One Shots (4)
Publication History: Active: 1943 - 1978 | Number of Series: 74 | Number of Issues: 1249
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 13 | Brand Groups: 2 | Brand Emblems: 2
Indicia Publishers:B. & I. Publishing Co., Inc. | B. & M. Distributing Co., Inc. | Best Syndicated Features, Inc. | Creston Publications Corp. | Creston Publications Corporation | Custom Comics, Inc. | La Salle Publishing Co. | Michel Publications, Inc. | Modern Store Publications | Preferred Publications, Inc. | Regis Publications, Inc. | Scope Magazines, Inc. | Titan Publishing Co. Inc.
Brand Groups:A Good Comic | American Comics Group ACG
External Links:Grand Comics Database
Starting out with Ha Ha Comics and Giggle Comics in Oct 1943, ACG is probably better known for publishing the first ongoing series devoted to the supernatural genre, Adventures into the Unknown. During the early to mid 1950's the company branched out producing a wide range of titles such as Commander Battle & His Atomic Sub, The Hooded Horseman, Young Heroes, Romantic Adventures, Forbidden World's and others. ACG also published comics as Creston Publishing Co. and B&I Publishing.

Archie / MLJ

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Publisher:Archie / MLJ
Available Online:Titles: 20 | Books: 292
Latest Comic Book:Fauntleroy Comics 1 | Uploaded: Aug 29, 2015
Titles:Black Hood (11) | Blue Ribbon (22) | Darling Love (11) | Darling Romance (7) | Fauntleroy Comics (4) | Ginger (3) | Hangman Comics (8) | Jackpot (10) | Jolly Jingles (1) | Katy Keene (1) | Pep Comics (65) | Sam Hill Private Eye (7) | Shield-Wizard (13) | Super Duck (21) | Suzie (10) | Top-Notch Comics (28) | Top-Notch Laugh Comics (18) | Wilbur (2) | Zip Comics (47) | One Shots (3)
Publication History: Active: 1939 - | Number of Series: 399 | Number of Issues: 10781
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 12 | Brand Groups: 7 | Brand Emblems: 45
Indicia Publishers:Archie Comic Publications, Inc. | Archie Enterprises Inc. | Archie Music Corp. | Close-Up, Inc. | Federal Bureau of Investigation | M. L. J. Magazine | M. L. J. Magazines | M. L. J. Magazines, Inc. | Pershing Square Publishing Co. | Radio Comics, Inc. | Red Circle Productions Inc. | That Wilkin Boy, Inc.
Brand Groups:A Darling Magazine | Archie | Mighty Comics Group | Red Circle Comics Group | Stan Lee Comics | MLJ | Dark Circle Comics
External Links:Grand Comics Database

Avon Periodicals

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Publisher:Avon Periodicals
Available Online:Titles: 41 | Books: 268
Latest Comic Book:White Princess of the Jungle 4 (alt) | Uploaded: Mar 27, 2015
Titles:All True Detective Cases (3) | Boy Detective (3) | Buddies of the U.S. Army (2) | Campus Romance (3) | Captain Steve Savage (10) | Cow Puncher Comics (8) | Eerie (20) | Famous Gangsters (2) | Fighting Indians of the Wild West (1) | Fighting Undersea Commandos (4) | Frontier Romances (2) | Funny Tunes (2) | Gangsters and Gunmolls (4) | Geronimo (4) | Intimate Confessions (1) | Jesse James (25) | Kit Carson (7) | Murderous Gangsters (2) | Out of This World (4) | Parole Breakers (1) | Penny (2) | Peter Rabbit (11) | Police Line-Up (1) | Prison Break (4) | Realistic Romances (3) | Romantic Love (7) | The Saint (12) | Sensational Police Cases (1) | Slave Girl Comics (2) | Space Comics (1) | Space Detective (5) | Space Mouse (2) | Strange Worlds (12) | Super Pup (1) | Television Puppet Show (1) | U.S. Paratroops (3) | U.S. Tank Commandos (2) | White Princess of the Jungle (6) | Wild Bill Hickok (31) | Witchcraft (6) | One Shots (47)
Publication History: Active: 1945 - 1955 | Number of Series: 123 | Number of Issues: 384
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 4 | Brand Groups: 6 | Brand Emblems: 6
Indicia Publishers:Avon Book Company | Avon Comics, Inc. | Avon Periodicals, Inc. | Realistic Comics, Inc.
Brand Groups:A Realistic Comic | A Realistic Reprint | An Avon Comic | An Avon Fantasy Classic | An Avon Publication | Realistic
External Links:Grand Comics Database
Avon was a paperback book and comic book publisher. It today exists only as an imprint of HarperCollins.

Avon Books was founded in 1941 by the American News Corporation to create a rival to Pocket Books. They hired Joseph and Edna Meyers to establish the company. They bought out J.S. Ogilvie Publications, a pulp magazine publisher, and renamed it "Avon Publications". They also got into comic books.

Avon was bought by the Hearst Corporation in 1959. In 1999, the News Corporation bought Hearst's book division, and merged Avon with HarperCollins.

Avon now publishes only historical romance titles, though in the past it has published many genre works.

Better / Nedor / Standard / Pines

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Publisher:Better / Nedor / Standard / Pines
Available Online:Titles: 68 | Books: 725
Latest Comic Book:It Really Happened 06 | Uploaded: Aug 29, 2015
Titles:Adventures Into Darkness (10) | Alley Oop (2) | America's Best Comics (32) | Barnyard Comics (21) | Best Comics (1) | Best Romance (3) | Billy West / Bill West (11) | The Black Terror (27) | Boots and Her Buddies (3) | Broncho Bill (10) | Buster Bunny (12) | Buz Sawyer (2) | Captain Easy (6) | Coo Coo Comics (38) | Crime Files (2) | Date With Danger (4) | Dinky Duck (2) | Dizzy Duck (4) | Exciting Comics (70) | Exciting War (5) | Fantastic Worlds (3) | The Fighting Yank (27) | Freckles and His Friends (2) | Gang World (2) | Goofy Comics (26) | Happy Comics (21) | Happy Rabbit (5) | Intimate Love (2) | It Really Happened (9) | Jet Fighters (3) | Jetta (2) | Joe Yank (12) | Johnny Hazard (1) | Jungle Jim (5) | Kathy (4) | Leroy (2) | Little Angel (12) | Little Miss Muffet (3) | Lost Worlds (2) | Lucky Duck (2) | Mel Allen Sports Comics (2) | Merry Go Round Comics (1) | Mystery Comics (3) | New Romances (17) | Out of the Shadows (10) | Ozark Ike (3) | Peter Pig (2) | Popular Romance (2) | Real Funnies (3) | Real Life Comics (8) | Sniffy the Pup (5) | Spunky (7) | Starlet O'Hara in Hollywood (5) | Startling Comics (53) | Supermouse (29) | Teena (1) | Television Comics (1) | This Is War (5) | Thrilling Comics (86) | Thrilling Romances (20) | Today's Romance (1) | Tommy of the Big Top (2) | Tuffy (1) | The Unseen (13) | Western Hearts (2) | Willie the Penguin (1) | Wonder Comics (20) | One Shots (12)
Publication History: Active: 1939 - 1956 | Number of Series: 94 | Number of Issues: 1093
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 17 | Brand Groups: 5 | Brand Emblems: 5
Indicia Publishers:Animated Cartoons, Inc. | Best Books, Inc. | Better Publications | Better Publications of Canada, Ltd. | Better Publications, Inc. | Collegian Press | Editorial Art Syndicate - Wm. H. Wise & Co. Inc. Publishers | Editorial Art Syndicate, Inc. - Rotary Litho Co. Limited | Great Comics Publications, Inc. | Literary Enterprises, Inc. | Nedor Publishing Company | Pines Publications Limited | Polo Magazine, Inc. | Standard Magazines, Inc. | Visual Editions, Inc. | William H. Wise, Co., Inc. | Wm. H. Wise & Co.
Brand Groups:Standard Comics | Standard Comics; This Is A King Feature | Standard Comics; This Is A King Features Comic | This Is A King Features Comic | Wm. Wise and Co., Inc.
External Links:Grand Comics Database
Produced three long running Golden Age anthology titles, Thrilling Comics, Exciting Comics and Startling Comics all anchored by super heroes, for a decade these were among the top comics in their field. Other titles published include Black Terror , Fighting Yank, and the much lesser-known anthologies Wonder Comics, Mystery Comics and the largely super hero anthology America's Best Comics, as well as many other titles.

Centaur Publishing

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Publisher:Centaur Publishing
Available Online:Titles: 25 | Books: 153
Latest Comic Book:Amazing Mystery Funnies 19 | Uploaded: Jul 31, 2015
Titles:Amazing Man Comics (22) | Amazing Mystery Funnies (21) | The Arrow (3) | C-M-O Comics (2) | Comic Pages (1) | Comics Magazine (5) | Detective Eye (1) | Detective Picture Stories (3) | Fantoman (4) | Funny Pages (18) | Funny Picture Stories (15) | Keen Detective Funnies (21) | Liberty Scouts (2) | Man of War (2) | Masked Marvel (3) | Model Fun (2) | Star Comics (7) | Star Ranger (1) | Star Ranger Funnies (3) | Stars and Stripes (5) | Super Spy (2) | Western Picture Stories (3) | Wham Comics (2) | World Famous Heroes (3) | One Shots (2)
Publication History: Active: 1938 - 1942 | Number of Series: 31 | Number of Issues: 187
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 3 | Brand Groups: 1 | Brand Emblems: 1
Indicia Publishers:Centaur Publications Inc. | Centaur Publications, Inc. | Comic Corporation of America
Brand Groups:Centaur Publications
External Links:Grand Comics Database
Centaur Publications (1938-1942) was one of the earliest American comic book publishers.

The company's flagship title, the eponymous Comics Magazine, premiered with a May 1936 cover date. That comic-book series featured the first masked hero in American comics, writer-artist George Brenner's The Clock, in the November 1936 issue.

Charlton

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Publisher:Charlton
Available Online:Titles: 178 | Books: 2082
Latest Comic Book:Romantic Story 87 | Uploaded: Aug 30, 2015
Titles:Army Attack (10) | Army War Heroes (18) | Atom the Cat (8) | Atomic Bunny (10) | Atomic Mouse (41) | Atomic Rabbit (11) | Attack (12) | Badge of Justice (4) | Battlefield Action (28) | Billy the Kid (27) | Black Fury (33) | Blue Beetle (20) | Bo (3) | Brenda Starr (3) | Brides in Love (18) | Captain Atom (12) | Captain Gallant (4) | Career Girl Romances (6) | Charlie Chan (4) | Charlton Premier (2) | Cheyenne Kid (20) | Cody of the Pony Express (3) | Confidential Diary (2) | Cowboy Love (4) | Cowboy Western (45) | Crazy, Man, Crazy (2) | Crime and Justice (26) | Cynthia Doyle, Nurse in Love (4) | D-Day (5) | Danger (3) | Danger and Adventure (6) | Danny Blaze (2) | Davy Crockett (8) | Death Valley (3) | Doctor Tom Brent (2) | Don Winslow (4) | Drag-Strip Hotrodders (2) | Eh! (2) | Fightin' Air Force (41) | Fightin' Army (38) | Fightin' Five (14) | Fightin' Marines (38) | Fightin' Navy (35) | First Kiss (12) | Foreign Intrigues (2) | Frank Merriwell at Yale (4) | Freddy (20) | From Here to Insanity (5) | Frontier Scout, Dan'l Boone (4) | Funny Animals (8) | Gabby Hayes (3) | Ghostly Tales (10) | Giant Comics (2) | Go-Go (4) | Gorgo (26) | Grand Prix (1) | Gunfighters (2) | Gunmaster (10) | High School Confidential Diary (3) | Hillbilly Comics (4) | Hot Rod Racers (4) | Hot Rods & Racing Cars (47) | Hunk (10) | I Love You (27) | In Love (2) | Intimate (3) | Jack-in-the-Box Comics (5) | Jerry Drummer (3) | Jim Bowie (4) | Johnny Dynamite (1) | Judomaster (10) | Just Married (31) | Kid Montana (16) | Konga (31) | Lash Larue Western (8) | Lawbreakers (9) | Lawbreakers Suspense Stories (5) | Li'l Genius (25) | Li'l Rascal Twins (7) | Li'l Tomboy (10) | Long John Silver (3) | Love Diary (13) | The Many Ghosts of Doctor Graves (4) | Marine War Heroes (11) | Marines Attack (6) | Marvels of Science (4) | Masked Raider (20) | Maverick Marshal (8) | Monte Hale (6) | Mr. Muscles (2) | My Little Margie (19) | My Little Margie's Boyfriends (5) | My Little Margie's Fashions (1) | My Secret Life (13) | Mysteries of Unexplored Worlds (43) | Nature Boy (3) | Navy War Heroes (2) | Never Again (2) | Nurse Betsy Crane (6) | Nyoka the Jungle Girl (9) | Out of this World (16) | Outer Space (10) | Outlaws of the West (23) | Peacemaker (5) | Pictorial Love Stories (4) | Police Trap (2) | Public Defender in Action (5) | Pudgy Pig (2) | Racket Squad in Action (29) | Ramar of the Jungle (4) | Range Busters (3) | Reptilicus (2) | Reptisaurus (7) | Robin Hood and His Merry Men (11) | Rock and Rollo (5) | Rocky Lane Western (7) | Rocky Lane's Black Jack (11) | Romantic Secrets (24) | Romantic Story (19) | Rookie Cop (7) | Sarge Steel (8) | Scotland Yard (4) | Secret Agent (2) | Secrets of Love and Marriage (3) | Secrets of Young Brides (10) | Sheriff of Tombstone (10) | Sherlock Holmes (2) | Six-Gun Heroes (19) | Soldier and Marine Comics (6) | Son of Vulcan (5) | Space Adventures (53) | Space War (22) | Space Western (4) | Special War Series (2) | Speed Demons (6) | Strange Suspense Stories (57) | Submarine Attack (29) | Sue and Sally Smith, Flying Nurses (4) | Sunset Carson (3) | Sweetheart Diary (6) | Sweethearts (16) | Tales of the Mysterious Traveler (13) | Teen Confessions (7) | Teen Secret Diary (3) | Teen-Age Confidential Confessions (5) | Teen-Age Love (23) | Teenage Hotrodders (12) | Terry and the Pirates (3) | Tex Ritter Western (32) | Texas Rangers in Action (31) | The Thing (18) | This Is Suspense (4) | This Magazine Is Crazy (1) | This Magazine is Haunted (12) | Three Nurses (1) | Thunderbolt (10) | Tim McCoy (6) | Timmy the Timid Ghost (19) | Tom Cat (5) | Top Eliminator (1) | True Life Secrets (14) | TV Teens (11) | U.S. Air Force Comics (20) | Unusual Tales (51) | War and Attack (9) | War at Sea (21) | War Heroes (27) | Wild Bill Hickok and Jingles (8) | Wild Frontier (7) | Win a Prize Comics (2) | Wyatt Earp Frontier Marshal (34) | Yellowjacket Comics (11) | The Young Doctors (5) | Young Eagle (3) | Young Lovers (3) | Zaza (2) | Zoo Funnies (26) | One Shots (14)
Publication History: Active: 1933 - 1995 | Number of Series: 381 | Number of Issues: 6491
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 20 | Brand Groups: 6 | Brand Emblems: 22
Indicia Publishers:Capitol Stories, Inc. | Charlton Comics | Charlton Comics Group | Charlton Comics Grp. | Charlton Comics, Inc. | Charlton Press, Inc. | Charlton Publications, Inc. | Charlton Royal Comics, Inc. | Children's Comics Publishers, Inc. | Childrens Comics Publishers, Inc. | Humor Magazines, Inc. | Law and Order Magazines, Inc. | Motor Magazines, Inc. | Outstanding Comics, Inc. | Romantic Love Stories, Inc. | Simon and Kirby Publications, Inc. | Song Hits, Inc. | The Frank Comunale Publishing Company | The Frank Publishing Company | Toby Press of Conn., Inc.
Brand Groups:A Capitol Publication | A Law and Order Publication | A Songhits Comics Publication | An Outstanding Comics Publication | Blue Bird | Charlton
External Links:Grand Comics Database
IMPRINTS: Blue Bird Comics, Law and Order Magazines, Avalon Communications (Canadian)

A division of Charlton Publishing, it began its life as T.W.O. Charles Company in 1944. Publishing a wide range of genres, Charlton was noted for being a penny-pinching group, often scavenging work from defunct competitors, and paying the lowest rates for their contributors.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Charlton's titles contained many properties which ARE NOT PUBLIC DOMAIN! Please post in the forums prior to uploading.

Chesler / Dynamic

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Publisher:Chesler / Dynamic
Available Online:Titles: 13 | Books: 82
Latest Comic Book:Yankee Comics 6 | Uploaded: May 2, 2015
Titles:Dynamic Comics (17) | Jest Comics (2) | Major Victory (3) | Mirth of a Nation (1) | Punch Comics (14) | Red Seal Comics (8) | Riggin' Bill (1) | Scoop Comics (4) | Spotlight Comics (4) | Star Comics (6) | Star Ranger (6) | Yankee Comics (7) | One Shots (9)
Publication History: Active: 1937 - 1946 | Number of Series: 19 | Number of Issues: 70
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 14 | Brand Groups: 5 | Brand Emblems: 5
Indicia Publishers:Alto Publications | Chesler Publications, Inc. | Chicago Nite Life News, Inc. | Dynamic Publications | Dynamic Publications, Inc. | Educational Publishing Co. | Flying Cadet Publishing Co., Inc. | H. Clay Glover Co. | Harry A. Chesler, Jr. Publications, Inc. | Home Guide Publications | Irwin H. Rubin | Magazine Press | Our Army, Inc. | Pershing Square Publishing Co.
Brand Groups:Harry "A" Chesler Jr. Features Syndicate, N.Y. | World's Greatest Comics | World's Greatest Comics / A Dynamic Publication; Harry "A" Chesler Features Syndicate, N.Y. | World's Greatest Comics / Harry "A" Chesler Jr. | World's Greatest Comics / Harry "A" Chesler Jr.; Harry "A" Chesler, Jr. Features Syndicate, N.Y.
External Links:Grand Comics Database
Although mostly remembered for the books he published in the early and mid 1940s, the Chesler comic book titles may be broken down into three periods. In the early period of 1937-1939, they produced "funny books" that focused more on humor strips, adventure and western stories. In the middle or pre-WWII years he joined the other publishers in the super-hero wave, with titles such as Dynamic Comics, Yankee Comics, Scoop Comics and Punch Comics, which were short-lived in their first incarnation. The final period was the resurrection of these titles that sported the uniquely macabre covers of Gus Ricca as well as those drawn by Fran Smith and George Tuska. The Chesler string of comic titles ran out of steam as 1947 drew to a close.

Harry "A" Chesler Comics includes not only Harry A. Chesler Feature Syndicate comics but also the imprints "Dynamic Publications", "Home Guide Publications" and "Magazine Press"

Columbia

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Publisher:Columbia
Available Online:Titles: 8 | Books: 128
Latest Comic Book:Big Shot Comics 034 | Uploaded: Aug 10, 2015
Titles:Big Shot (101) | The Face (2) | Joe Palooka (3) | Mickey Finn (5) | Skyman (4) | Sparky Watts (10) | Tony Trent (2) | One Shots (1)
Publication History: Active: 1940 - 1949 | Number of Series: 11 | Number of Issues: 152
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 5 | Brand Groups: 1 | Brand Emblems: 1
Indicia Publishers:Columbia Comic Corporation | Eastern Color Printing Co. | Holyoke Publishing Co. Inc. | Publication Enterprises | Wm. H. Wise & Co.
Brand Groups:A Columbia Comic Book
External Links:Grand Comics Database
Columbia Comics Corp started out in 1940, with a very popular character, Skyman, who appeared in their very first anthology - Big Shot Comics.

Founder Vin Sullivan roped in well-known creators like Gardner Fox, Ogden Whitney and Fred Guardineer to produce the company's comics. Skyman ran for four issues and can be read right here!

Other Columbia Comics creations were Marvelo the Monarch of magicians, - a possible forerunner to Lee Falk's Mandrake the Magician -, the Face, Big Shot, Mickey Finn, Tony Trent and Sparky Watts.

Comic Media

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Publisher:Comic Media
Available Online:Titles: 11 | Books: 72
Latest Comic Book:Horrific 12 | Uploaded: Mar 30, 2015
Titles:All True Romance (11) | Danger (12) | Dear Lonely Heart (2) | Dear Lonely Hearts (4) | Death Valley (7) | Dynamite (8) | Horrific (11) | Noodnik (1) | War Fury (3) | Weird Terror (12) | One Shots (1)
Publication History: Active: 1950 - 1954 | Number of Series: 14 | Number of Issues: 103
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 6 | Brand Groups: 1 | Brand Emblems: 2
Indicia Publishers:Allen Hardy Associates | Allen Hardy Associates, Inc. | Artful Publications | Artful Publications, Inc. | Harwell Publications, Inc. | Mystery Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand Groups:Comic Media
External Links:Grand Comics Database
IMPRINTS: Allen Hardy Associates, Biltmore Publishing, Artful Publ., Mystery Publ., Harwell.

Comic Media was a late-comer to the Golden Age and relatively short-lived publisher, owned by Allen Hardy. It is probably best remembered for it's graphic horror titles and the Dynamite series (sorry...not Public Domain), which introduced Private Detective Johnny Dynamite in its third issue. Charlton bought Comic Media's assets when they went under.

Dell Comics / Western Publishing

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Publisher:Dell Comics / Western Publishing
Available Online:Titles: 97 | Books: 1447
Latest Comic Book:Popular Comics 116 | Uploaded: Jul 18, 2015
Titles:Alley Oop (2) | Andy Hardy (2) | Animal Comics (31) | Annie Oakley and Tagg (15) | Barbie and Ken (5) | Bat Masterson (8) | Beany and Cecil (5) | Ben Bowie and His Mountain Men (11) | Ben Casey (8) | Beverly Hillbillies (4) | Brain Boy (5) | Buck Jones (7) | Buffalo Bill Jr. (7) | Cain's Hundred (2) | Car 54, Where Are You? (6) | Charlie McCarthy (9) | Cheyenne (22) | Cicero's Cat (2) | Cisco Kid (41) | Colt .45 (6) | Combat (11) | The Comics (10) | Crackajack Funnies (40) | The Defenders (2) | Dell Junior Treasury (8) | Dr. Kildare (6) | Drift Marlo (2) | Dunc and Loo (8) | Fairy Tale Parade (9) | Famous Stories (2) | The Flying A's Range Rider (23) | Follow the Sun (2) | Four Color (1939 Series) (15) | Four Color (1942 Series) (460) | Freddy (2) | Frogmen (7) | The Funnies (38) | Gene Autry (31) | Gene Autry's Champion (14) | Gerald McBoing Boing (5) | Ghost Stories (6) | Have Gun, Will Travel (5) | Henry Aldrich (22) | Howdy Doody (38) | I'm Dickens, He's Fenster (2) | Idaho (2) | Indian Chief (29) | Jace Pearson (9) | Johnny Jason, Teen Reporter (1) | Johnny Mack Brown (9) | Jungle War Stories (6) | Key Ring Comics (2) | Kona (8) | Kookie (2) | Large Feature Comic (11) | Lawman (9) | Linda Lark (8) | Little Scouts (5) | March of Comics (6) | McHale's Navy (3) | McKeever and the Colonel (3) | Mike Shayne Private Eye (3) | Millie the Lovable Monster (6) | Mister Magoo (4) | Naza (1) | New Adventures of Pinocchio (3) | The Nurses (1) | Popular Comics (114) | Private Secretary (2) | Red Ryder Comics (16) | Rex Allen (30) | The Rifleman (11) | Rootie Kazootie (3) | Ruff and Reddy (9) | Santa Claus Funnies (3) | Sea Hunt (9) | Smilin' Jack (8) | Smitty (7) | Space Man (6) | Stoney Burke (2) | Super Book of Comics (2) | Super Comics (1) | Thirteen (10) | The Three Stooges (1) | Tom Corbett, Space Cadet (8) | The Untouchables (2) | Voyage to the Deep (4) | Wagon Train (10) | War Comics (4) | War Heroes (10) | War Stories (4) | Western Roundup (1) | Wild Bill Elliott (15) | Winnie Winkle (7) | Woolworth's - One Shots (2) | Wyatt Earp (10) | One Shots (39)
Publication History: Active: 1929 - 1988 | Number of Series: 522 | Number of Issues: 6885
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 11 | Brand Groups: 2 | Brand Emblems: 32
Indicia Publishers:Albert Pub. Co., Inc. | Dell Publishing Co. | Dell Publishing Co., Inc. | Dell Publishing Company | Dell Publishing Company Inc. | Dell Publishing Company, Inc. | Film Humor, Inc. | K. K. Publications, Inc. | Western Publishing Company, Inc. | Whitman Publishing Co., Inc. | Whitman Publishing Company
Brand Groups:Dell | L & M Comics
Categories:Western
External Links:Grand Comics Database
Up until 1962, Western Publishing produced all of the comics distributed by Dell, after which time Dell produced their own books. Western also produced and distributed books independently of Dell prior to and during their relationship, under such imprints as K.K. Publications, Western Printing, and Golden Picture Stories. Such titles included CRACKAJACK FUNNIES and early issues of MARCH OF COMICS. Checking of copyrights show that Dell did not renew its copyrights. Much of their material was licenced so may not be public domain but others up through 1963 are public domain so can be posted.

DS Publishing

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Publisher:DS Publishing
Available Online:Titles: 14 | Books: 86
Latest Comic Book:Whodunit 2 (JVJ) | Uploaded: Aug 7, 2015
Titles:Elsie the Cow (4) | Exposed (9) | Gangsters Can't Win (9) | Let's Pretend (3) | Moe and Shmoe Comics (2) | Outlaws (9) | Pay-Off (5) | Public Enemies (9) | Roundup (5) | Select Detective (3) | Stories by Famous Authors Illustrated (13) | Underworld (9) | Whodunit (3) | One Shots (3)
Publication History: Active: 1947 - 1950 | Number of Series: 18 | Number of Issues: 77
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 1 | Brand Groups: 0 | Brand Emblems: 0
Indicia Publishers:D.S. Publishing Company, Inc.
External Links:Grand Comics Database

Eastern Color

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Publisher:Eastern Color
Available Online:Titles: 14 | Books: 450
Latest Comic Book:Heroic Comics 27 (alt) | Uploaded: Aug 24, 2015
Titles:Big Chief Wahoo (3) | Buster Crabbe (12) | Club 16 (4) | Famous Funnies (210) | Heroic (105) | Jingle Jangle (41) | Juke Box (6) | Mickey Finn (2) | Movie Love (21) | Personal Love (31) | Steve Roper (2) | Sugar Bowl (5) | Tales From The Great Book (4) | One Shots (4)
Publication History: Active: 1933 - 1956 | Number of Series: 32 | Number of Issues: 489
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 7 | Brand Groups: 1 | Brand Emblems: 1
Indicia Publishers:Eastern Color Printing Co. | Eastern Color Printing Company | Famous Funnies | Famous Funnies Publications | Famous Funnies, Inc. | Store Comics, Inc. | The Eastern Color Printing Company
Brand Groups:This Is a Famous Funnies Publication
External Links:Grand Comics Database
An early pioneer of the Golden Age comic book publishers, Eastern had a business printing the color comic strip supplements to newspapers, and were among the first to repackage reprints in comic book form, initially as promotional give-aways for clients. FUNNIES ON PARADE and FAMOUS FUNNIES led the way to the explosion of Golden Age publishers. Eastern produced original books, ceasing in early 1956, a result of clashes with the Comic Code Authority and declining sales. They continued printing other publisher's materials until 1973.

Fawcett

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Publisher:Fawcett
Available Online:Titles: 78 | Books: 1469
Latest Comic Book:Captain Midnight 05 (alt) | Uploaded: Aug 31, 2015
Titles:America's Greatest Comics (8) | Andy Devine Western (1) | Animal Fair (5) | Battle Stories (12) | Beware! Terror Tales (7) | Bill Battle, the One Man Army (4) | Bill Boyd Western (9) | Billy the Kid (2) | Bob Colt (9) | Bob Steele Western (1) | Bob Swift (4) | Bulletman (15) | Captain Billy's Whiz Bang (18) | Captain Marvel Adventures (151) | Captain Marvel Jr. (147) | Captain Marvel Story Book (3) | Captain Midnight (49) | Captain Video (6) | Comic Comics (5) | Cowboy Love (11) | Don Winslow of the Navy (23) | Down With Crime (6) | Exciting Romances (11) | Fawcett Movie Comic (13) | Fawcett's Funny Animals (34) | Gabby Hayes (20) | George Pal's Puppetoons (5) | Girls in Love (2) | Golden Arrow (5) | Hopalong Cassidy (27) | Hoppy the Marvel Bunny (5) | Hot Rod Comics (4) | Ibis the Invincible (5) | Jackie Robinson (3) | Joe Louis (1) | Ken Maynard Western (1) | Lance O'Casey (3) | Lash Larue Western (15) | Life Story (4) | Love Memories (1) | Love Mystery (3) | The Marvel Family (91) | Mary Marvel (29) | Master Comics (148) | Mike Barnett (2) | Minute Man (3) | Monte Hale Western (15) | Motion Picture Comics (10) | Nickel Comics (9) | Nyoka the Jungle Girl (76) | Ozzie and Babs (2) | Real Western Hero (2) | Rocky Lane Western (23) | Rod Cameron Western (5) | Romantic Secrets (5) | Romantic Story (3) | Romantic Western (3) | Six-Gun Heroes (3) | Slam-Bang Comics (7) | Soldier Comics (11) | Spy Smasher (11) | Strange Stories from Another World (4) | Strange Suspense Stories (5) | Suspense Detective (5) | Sweetheart Diary (3) | Sweethearts (15) | Tex Ritter Western (6) | This Magazine is Haunted (14) | Tom Mix Western (25) | True Confidences (1) | True Sweetheart Secrets (1) | Underworld Crime (7) | Western Hero (5) | Whiz Comics (156) | Worlds of Fear (9) | Wow Comics (73) | Young Eagle (4) | One Shots (20)
Publication History: Active: 1940 - | Number of Series: 150 | Number of Issues: 2206
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 7 | Brand Groups: 1 | Brand Emblems: 4
Indicia Publishers:Country Press, Inc. | Fawcett Crest | Fawcett Publications, Inc. | Fawcett Publications, Incorporated | Fawcett World Library | Hallden Division of Fawcett Publications | Popular Magazines, Inc.
Brand Groups:Fawcett
External Links:Grand Comics Database
Fawcett Comics, a subsidiary of Fawcett Publications, was one of several successful comics publishers during the Golden Age of Comic Books in the 1940s. Its most popular character was Captain Marvel, a property later to be purchased by DC Comics (not to be confused with Marvel Comics' character of the same name). Captain Marvel was the alter ego of boy radio reporter Billy Batson, who transformed into the hero whenever he spoke the magic word "SHAZAM!".

Fawcett Publications began in 1919 with the magazine Captain Billy's Whiz Bang and eventually expanded into a line of periodicals with a combined circulation of ten million monthly. The company joined in the explosion of comic book publications in the United States in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

Fiction House

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Publisher:Fiction House
Available Online:Titles: 22 | Books: 866
Latest Comic Book:3-D Sheena, Jungle Queen 1 | Uploaded: Aug 18, 2015
Titles:Cowgirl Romances (12) | Fight Comics (87) | Firehair (6) | Ghost Comics (11) | Indians (17) | Jet Aces (4) | Jumbo Comics (171) | Jungle Comics (180) | Kaänga Comics (21) | Long Bow (9) | Monster (2) | Movie Comics (4) | Pioneer West Romances (5) | Planet Comics (75) | Rangers Comics (73) | Sheena, Queen of the Jungle (21) | The Spirit (5) | Toyland Comics (3) | Wambi (20) | War Birds (3) | Wings Comics (129) | One Shots (8)
Publication History: Active: 1938 - 1954 | Number of Series: 31 | Number of Issues: 827
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 12 | Brand Groups: 1 | Brand Emblems: 1
Indicia Publishers:Fiction House | Fiction House, Inc. | Fight Stories, Inc. | Flying Stories, Inc. | Glen Kel Pub. Co., Inc. | Glen Kel Publishing Co., Inc. | Glen-Kel Pub. Co., Inc. | Glen-Kel Publishing Co., Inc. | Love Romances Pub. Co., Inc. | Love Romances Publishing Co., Inc. | Real Adventures Publishing Co., Inc. | Wings Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand Groups:Fiction House Magazines
External Links:Grand Comics Database
Fiction House was an American publisher of pulp magazines and comic books that existed from the 1920s to the 1950s. Its comics division, best known for its pinup-style good girl art, got its birth working with partner Iger Studio, featuring the talents of Will Eisner and Matt Baker, among others.

Fox Feature Syndicate

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Publisher:Fox Feature Syndicate
Available Online:Titles: 79 | Books: 529
Latest Comic Book:The Eagle 01 | Uploaded: Mar 30, 2015
Titles:All Good Comics (2) | All Great Comics (5) | All Top Comics (19) | Almanac Of Crime (1) | Big 3 (7) | Blue Beetle (30) | The Bouncer (5) | Captain Kidd (2) | Colossal Features Magazine (3) | Cosmo Cat (4) | Crime Incorporated (1) | Crimes By Women (18) | Dagar (8) | Dorothy Lamour, Jungle Princess (2) | The Eagle (4) | Famous Crimes (19) | Fantastic Comics (23) | The Flame (8) | Frank Buck (3) | The Green Mask (18) | Hoot Gibson (2) | Hunted (2) | I Loved Real Confession Stories (3) | Inside Crime (1) | Jo-Jo Comics / Jo-Jo Congo King (24) | Judy Canova (2) | Jungle Jo (4) | Junior Comics (8) | Li'l Pan (2) | March of Crime (2) | Martin Kane Private Eye (2) | Meet Corliss Archer (3) | Murder Incorporated (16) | My Confession (1) | My Desire Intimate Confessions (3) | My Experience (3) | My Great Love (2) | My Intimate Affair (1) | My Life True Stories In Pictures (9) | My Love Life (6) | My Love Memoirs (2) | My Love Secret (6) | My Past Thrilling Confessions (3) | My Private Life (1) | My Secret Affair (1) | My Secret Life (3) | My Secret Story (3) | My Story True Romances in Pictures (3) | My True Love Thrilling Confession Stories (3) | Mystery Men Comics (31) | Pedro (1) | Phantom Lady (12) | Ribtickler (5) | Rocket Kelly (4) | Romeo Tubbs (2) | Rulah, Jungle Goddess (11) | Sabu Elephant Boy (2) | Samson (5) | Science Comics (8) | Spectacular Features Magazine (2) | Spectacular Stories Magazine (1) | Sunny (4) | U.S. Jones (3) | V Comics (2) | Weird Comics (18) | Western Killers (7) | Western Outlaws (6) | Western Thrillers (6) | Western True Crime (8) | Will Rogers Western (2) | Women in Love (1) | Women Outlaws (4) | Wonder Comics (2) | Wonderworld Comics (27) | Wotalife Comics (4) | Zago, Jungle Prince (4) | Zegra, Jungle Empress (4) | Zoot Comics (15) | One Shots (25)
Publication History: Active: 1939 - 1951 | Number of Series: 143 | Number of Issues: 665
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 11 | Brand Groups: 5 | Brand Emblems: 10
Indicia Publishers:Bruns Publications, Inc. | Chicago Nite Life News, Inc. | Fox Feature Syndicate, Inc. | Fox Features Syndicate, Inc. | Fox Publications, Inc. | Hero Books, Inc. | Hero Books, Incorporated | Larkin, Roosevelt & Larkin | R. W. Voigt | Style Publications | Wm H. Wise & Co., Inc.
Brand Groups:Fox | All Comics Library | American Comics Library | Great Comic Library | World's Best Comics
External Links:Grand Comics Database
Fox Feature Syndicate (also known as Fox Comics and Fox Publications) was a comic book publisher during the early Golden Age of comic books. Founded by entrepreneur and ego-maniac Victor A. Fox, it produced such titles as Blue Beetle, Fantastic Comics and Mystery Men Comics.

Harvey Comics

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Publisher:Harvey Comics
Available Online:Titles: 55 | Books: 622
Latest Comic Book:First Love Illustrated 50 (JVJ) | Uploaded: Aug 29, 2015
Titles:Adventures in 3-D (2) | Alarming Tales (6) | All-New Comics (13) | Babe Ruth Sports (3) | Black Cat (62) | Chamber of Chills (27) | Chamber of Clues (2) | Champ Comics (16) | Dick Tracy (1) | Dotty Dripple (10) | Fighting Fronts (5) | First Love Illustrated (51) | First Romance Magazine (8) | Flip (1) | Green Hornet-Fights Crime-Racket Buster (47) | Harvey Comics Hits (4) | Harvey Comics Library (2) | Harvey Hits (3) | Hello Pal Comics (3) | Hi-School Romance (26) | Hi-School Romance Datebook (1) | Horace & Dotty Dripple (4) | Humphrey (4) | Invisible Scarlet O'Neil (2) | Joe Palooka (75) | Kerry Drake (8) | Little Max Comics (10) | Love Lessons (1) | Love Stories of Mary Worth (1) | Man in Black (4) | Mazie (7) | Nutty Comics (3) | Pocket Comics (5) | Race for the Moon (3) | Rags Rabbit (4) | Ripley's Believe It Or Not (3) | Speed Comics (45) | Spitfire Comics (1) | Stuntman (2) | Sweet Love (1) | Tastee-Freez (2) | Teen-Age Brides (1) | Terry and the Pirates (24) | Thrills of Tomorrow (4) | Tomb of Terror (16) | True 3-D (2) | True Bride's Experiences (1) | True Bride-To-Be Romances (3) | True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (6) | True War Experiences (4) | War Battles (10) | War Victory Adventures (1) | Warfront (33) | Witches Tales (31) | One Shots (8)
Publication History: Active: 1939 - 1994 | Number of Series: 406 | Number of Issues: 7265
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 42 | Brand Groups: 9 | Brand Emblems: 42
Indicia Publishers:3-D Dolly, Inc. | Able Manufacturing Co. | Alfred Harvey | Alfred Harvey Publications | Brookwood Publishing Company, Inc. | Champ Publishing Company | Family Comics, Inc. | Fighting Forces Publications, Inc. | Front Page Comic Book, Inc. | Fun Day Funnies, Inc. | Fun Film, Inc. | Fun Films, Inc. | Fun Parade, Inc. | Funday Funnies, Inc. | FunFilms, Inc. | Harvey Comics | Harvey Comics Entertainment | Harvey Comics Entertainment, Inc. | Harvey Comics Group, Inc. | Harvey Enterprises, Inc. | Harvey Features Syndicate | Harvey Hits, Inc. | Harvey Illustrated Humor, Inc. | Harvey Information Press Inc. | Harvey Picture Magazine, Inc. | Harvey Picture Magazines, Inc. | Harvey Pictures Magazine, Inc. | Harvey Pub, Inc. | Harvey Publications | Harvey Publications, Inc. | Harvey Pubs. Inc. | Home Comics, Inc. | Illustrated Humor, Inc. | John F. Mahon | McCombs Publications | Nemesis Comics, Inc. | Nutty Comics, Inc. | Sad Sack, Inc. | Speed Publishing Company | Western Tales, Inc. | Witches Tales, Inc. | Worth Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand Groups:A Thrill Adventure | Black Cat Mystery | H [Heart] | Harvey Comics | Nemesis | True Love | True Love Series | True Love Stories | Ultracomics
External Links:Grand Comics Database
The company was founded by Alfred Harvey in 1941, after buying out Brookwood Publications. It specialized in creating comics featuring licensed characters.

Many of the comics produced used characters produced by Famous Studios including: Herman and Katnip, Little Audrey, Baby Huey and Casper the Friendly Ghost.
In 1959, Harvey purchased the right to Famous Studios' characters. Although the company did produce comics in a variery of genres, Casper the Friendly Ghost proved to be their biggest asset.

Following a gradual decline Harvey stopped publishing in 1982 at which time founder Alfred Harvey also retired.

Hillman

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Publisher:Hillman
Available Online:Titles: 21 | Books: 387
Latest Comic Book:Crime Detective v3 05 | Uploaded: Jan 21, 2015
Titles:Air Fighters (30) | Airboy (100) | All Sports Comics (2) | All-Time Sports Comics (3) | Clue Comics (20) | Crime Detective (13) | Dead-Eye Western (17) | Frogman (11) | Hot Rod and Speedway Comics (4) | Joe College (2) | Miracle Comics (4) | Mr. Anthony's Love Clinic (5) | My Date (4) | Pirates Comics (4) | Punch and Judy (23) | Real Clue Crime (70) | Rocket Comics (3) | Romantic Confessions (23) | Victory Comics (4) | Western Fighters (42) | One Shots (3)
Publication History: Active: 1940 - 1953 | Number of Series: 24 | Number of Issues: 407
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 2 | Brand Groups: 1 | Brand Emblems: 1
Indicia Publishers:Hillman Periodicals, Inc. | Hillman-Curl, Inc.
Brand Groups:A Hillman Publication
External Links:Grand Comics Database
Like many comic book publishers of the day, Hillman's WWII titles included costumed superheroes. As trends in the comic book market changed, the focus shifted more to crime/detective stories and Westerns. Hillman's more successful creations included the aviator-adventurer Airboy, who got his start in Air Fighters Comics, then later Airboy Comics. Others included Crime Detective Comics, Real Clue Crime Stories, Dead-Eye Western Comics and Western Fighters.

Holyoke

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Publisher:Holyoke
Available Online:Titles: 14 | Books: 172
Latest Comic Book:Cat-Man Comics 15 | Uploaded: Aug 23, 2015
Titles:Blue Beetle (21) | Captain Aero (24) | Captain Fearless (2) | Cat-Man (37) | Contact (12) | Crash Comics (5) | Foodini (3) | Holyoke One-Shot (9) | Power Comics (4) | Sparkling Stars (31) | Suspense Comics (12) | Terrific (6) | Whirlwind Comics (3) | One Shots (3)
Publication History: Active: 1942 - 1948 | Number of Series: 18 | Number of Issues: 85
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 2 | Brand Groups: 0 | Brand Emblems: 0
Indicia Publishers:Holyoke Publishing Co. | Holyoke Publishing Co., Inc.
External Links:Grand Comics Database
Holyoke publishing was founded in 1941 by Sherman Bowles, after he acquired Capt. Aero comics from the Helnit publishing company.

Holyoke's most popular characters were the Blue Beetle and Cat-Man and Kitten. Bowles. a newspaper tycoon added the Blue Beetle series, once the trademark of Fox publications in 1942.

Other popular comic characters published by Holyoke Publishing were the Hood, Hurricane Harrigan and the Deacon and Mickey. Sherman

The last Blue Beetle comic published by Holyoke publishing was the #30 issue published in February 1944. After which time Fox resumed publication

Better known comic book artists working for this company are Charles Quinlan [Catman], Dan Barry [the Hood and Tiger squadron], Joe Kubert [Alias X, Flagman, Volton] and Carmine Infantino [Hell's Angels.]

I. W. Publishing / Super Comics

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Publisher:I. W. Publishing / Super Comics
Available Online:Titles: 51 | Books: 122
Latest Comic Book:Marmaduke Monk 14 | Uploaded: Apr 7, 2015
Titles:Battle Stories (1) | Blazing Sixguns (1) | The Brain (3) | Buster Bear (1) | Candy (2) | Cowboys 'N' Injuns (2) | Danger (4) | Daring Adventures (7) | Doll Man (2) | Dream of Love (3) | Eerie (2) | Eerie Tales (2) | Fantastic Adventures (3) | Foxhole (2) | Great Action Comics (1) | Gunfighters (1) | Human Fly (2) | Jet Power (1) | Jungle Adventures (3) | Kaanga (2) | Little Eva (4) | Love and Marriage (3) | Marmaduke Monk (2) | Meet Merton (1) | Muggsy Mouse (2) | Muggy-Doo Boy Cat (2) | Mystery Tales (2) | Pee-Wee Pixies (2) | Pinky the Egghead (1) | Planet Comics (1) | Plastic Man (1) | Realistic Romances (3) | Robin Hood (5) | Romantic Love (2) | Sharpy Fox (2) | Space Detective (1) | Space Mysteries (2) | The Spirit (1) | Strange Mysteries (2) | Strange Planets (4) | Super Brat (2) | Teen-Age Talk (2) | Tell It to the Marines (3) | Tom-Tom the Jungle Boy (1) | U.S. Fighting Men (4) | U.S. Paratroops (1) | U.S. Tank Commandos (1) | Wacky Woodpecker (1) | Westerner (1) | Wild Bill Hickok (2) | One Shots (16)
Publication History: Active: 1958 - 1964 | Number of Series: 118 | Number of Issues: 332
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 3 | Brand Groups: 3 | Brand Emblems: 3
Indicia Publishers:I. W. Enterprises, Inc. | Super Comics | Super Comics, Inc.
Brand Groups:A Top Quality Comic | IW; A Top Quality Comic | Super Comics Seal of Quality
External Links:Grand Comics Database
Israel Waldman's IW Publishing was active between 1958-64. The books produced were basically reprints from other companies, including Quality comics.

I.W. publishing also published comic books under the name of Super Comics. Many of these comic books ran to just one issue. These one shot books include Algie, The Black Knight, Apache, Cosmo Cat, Danger Is Our Business, Dr. Fu Manchu, dynamic Comics, Fantastic Tales, Firehair, Fighting Daniel Boone, Full of Fun, Jungle Comics, Strange World, Space Comics, Wild Western Roundup, etc.

Other popular comic books in this series included Blazing Six Guns, Billy and Buggy Bear, Battle Series, Great Action Comics and Eerie Tales.

IW published something in almost every genre - westerns, horror, battle, mystery, sci-fi and romance.

Lev Gleason / Comic House

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Publisher:Lev Gleason / Comic House
Available Online:Titles: 22 | Books: 658
Latest Comic Book:Silver Streak Comics 11 | Uploaded: Aug 6, 2015
Titles:Adventures in Wonderland (6) | Amazing Adventures of Buster Crabbe (4) | Black Diamond Western (51) | Boy Comics (117) | Boy Loves Girl (33) | Boy Meets Girl (24) | Captain Battle Comics (3) | Captain Battle Jr. (2) | Crime and Punishment (67) | Crime Does Not Pay (109) | Cutie Pie (4) | Daredevil Comics (139) | Desperado (8) | Dilly (3) | Horse Feathers Comics (2) | Jim Dandy (3) | Lovers' Lane (42) | Shorty Shiner (3) | Silver Streak Comics (24) | Squeeks (5) | Uncle Charlie's Fables (5) | One Shots (4)
Publication History: Active: 1939 - | Number of Series: 28 | Number of Issues: 682
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 12 | Brand Groups: 6 | Brand Emblems: 9
Indicia Publishers:Comic House, Inc. | Dandy Magazines Inc. | Daredevil Publishers, Inc. | Junior Readers' Guild, Inc. | Lev Gleason Enterprises Corp. | Lev Gleason Publications, Inc. | Magazine House | Magazine House, Inc. | New Friday Publications, Inc. | Newsbook Publishing Corporation | Tops Magazine, Inc. | Your Guide Publications, Inc.
Brand Groups:A Dandy Comic | A Dime Comic | Rhoda / Your Guide | An Atomic Comic | Lev Gleason | Comic House
External Links:Grand Comics Database
Comics House Publications / Lev Gleason 1939-1956

Leverett Gleason and his Comic House publications might not have published many titles, but the ones they did such as Daredevil Comics, Silver Streak Comics, Crime Does Not Pay and Boy comics were all highly popular. Ironically the success of the Crime Does Not Pay series led to the downfall of the company, since it was one of the targets of Frederick Wertham, author of 'Seduction of the Innocent', and the Senate Kefauver hearings, which ushered in censorship by the Comics Code Authority and changed the face of the comics industry.

Magazine Enterprises

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Publisher:Magazine Enterprises
Available Online:Titles: 45 | Books: 416
Latest Comic Book:Muggsy Mouse 4 | Uploaded: Aug 29, 2015
Titles:A-1 Comics (18) | American Air Forces (12) | The Avenger (4) | Badmen of the West (2) | Best of the West (12) | Bobby Benson B-Bar-B Riders (20) | The Brain (7) | Cave Girl (4) | Clubhouse Rascals (2) | Cowboys 'n' Injuns (7) | Dan'l Boone (7) | Ding Dong (5) | Dogface Dooley (3) | Dotty Dripple (1) | Dream Book of Love (2) | Dream Book of Romance (4) | Durango Kid (41) | Funnyman (6) | Ghost Rider (16) | Great Western (4) | Hot Dog (2) | I'm a Cop (3) | Jet (4) | Keen Teens (3) | The Killers (2) | Koko and Kola (4) | Little Miss Sunbeam (4) | Manhunt (13) | Mighty Atom (2) | Muggsy Mouse (5) | The Pixies (5) | Red Mask (13) | Robin Hood (8) | Straight Arrow (55) | Strongman (4) | Teena (1) | Thun'da (7) | Tick Tock Tales (33) | Tim Holt (41) | Tom-Tom (2) | Trail Colt (2) | Undercover Girl (3) | The United States Marines (11) | White Indian (5) | One Shots (7)
Publication History: Active: 1943 - 1958 | Number of Series: 85 | Number of Issues: 644
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 11 | Brand Groups: 2 | Brand Emblems: 2
Indicia Publishers:Compix, Inc. | Life's Romances Publishing Company | Magazine Enterprises | Magazine Enterprises of Canada Ltd. | Magazine Enterprises, Inc. | Parkway Publishing Company | Promotional Publishing Co. | Quality Bakers of America Cooperative, Inc. | Sussex Publishing Company, Inc. | The Flying Cadet Publishing Company | Wm. H. Wise & Company
Brand Groups:Magazine Enterprises | ME
External Links:Grand Comics Database
An American company, founded by Vin Sullivan, which primarily published Western, humor, crime, adventure, and children's comics, abstaining from superheroes for the most part.
Notable characters include the jungle goddess Cave Girl, Ghost Rider, a supernatural-tinged Western avenger (not to be confused with Marvel Comics supernatural motorcycle rider). Other publications included licensed film and TV comics featuring comedian Jimmy Durante; suave actor Dick Powell and the CBS television series The Adventures of Robin Hood, starring Richard Greene. Their long-running title A-1 played host to numerous rotating titles, including Thun'da, which featured Frank Frazetta art.

Novelty Press

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Publisher:Novelty Press
Available Online:Titles: 9 | Books: 316
Latest Comic Book:Dick Cole 4 | Uploaded: Feb 5, 2015
Titles:4Most (37) | Blue Bolt (101) | Criminals on the Run (6) | Dick Cole (4) | Frisky Fables (27) | Guns Against Gangsters (7) | Humdinger (9) | Target Comics (102) | Young King Cole (23)
Publication History: Active: 1940 - 1949 | Number of Series: 9 | Number of Issues: 330
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 3 | Brand Groups: 1 | Brand Emblems: 1
Indicia Publishers:Novelty Press Division of the Premium Service Co., Inc. | Novelty Press, Inc. | The Premium Group of Comics
Brand Groups:Premium / PG
External Links:Grand Comics Database

Orbit-Wanted

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Publisher:Orbit-Wanted
Available Online:Titles: 7 | Books: 135
Latest Comic Book:The Westerner 37 (alt) | Uploaded: Jun 19, 2015
Titles:Love Diary (48) | Love Journal (1) | Patches (2) | Taffy (2) | Toytown (5) | Wanted (48) | The Westerner Comics (29)
Publication History: Active: 1945 - 1955 | Number of Series: 7 | Number of Issues: 162
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 6 | Brand Groups: 3 | Brand Emblems: 3
Indicia Publishers:Orbit Publications, Inc. | Our Publishing Co. | Patches Publications, Inc. | Ray R. Hermann | Taffy Publications, Inc. | Toytown Publications, Inc.
Brand Groups:An Orbit Publication | The Wanted Comic Group | Wanted Comic Group
External Links:Grand Comics Database

Parents' Magazine Press

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Publisher:Parents' Magazine Press
Available Online:Titles: 14 | Books: 120
Latest Comic Book:True Comics 75 | Uploaded: May 13, 2015
Titles:Calling All Boys (10) | Calling All Girls (9) | Calling All Kids (16) | Funny Book (1) | Jack Armstrong (11) | Polly Pigtails (5) | Real Heroes (4) | Red Ball Comic Book (1) | Special Agent (3) | Sweet Sixteen (2) | Tex Granger (4) | True Aviation Picture Stories (1) | True Comics (52) | One Shots (1)
Publication History: Active: 1941 - 1965 | Number of Series: 33 | Number of Issues: 371
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 16 | Brand Groups: 0 | Brand Emblems: 0
Indicia Publishers:"21" Publishing Corp. | Calling All Boys, Inc. | Calling All Girls, Inc. | Commended Comics, Inc. | Parents' Institute, Inc. | Parents' Institute, Inc. [War Services Division] | Polly Pigtails, Inc. | Quality Comics, Inc. | Sport Stars, Inc. | Sweet Sixteen, Inc. | The Girls' Institute, Inc. | The Parents' Magazine Press Division of The Parents' Institute, Inc. | The Parents' Magazine Press, Inc. | The True Comics Press, Inc. | True Aviation Picture-Stories, Inc. | True Comics, Inc.
External Links:Grand Comics Database

Platinum PD

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Publisher:Platinum PD
Available Online:Titles: 2 | Books: 27
Latest Comic Book:More Fun Comics 21 | Uploaded: Mar 16, 2010
Titles:More Fun Comics (22) | New Adventure Comics (5)

Premier Magazines

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Publisher:Premier Magazines
Available Online:Titles: 6 | Books: 41
Latest Comic Book:True Love Confessions 11 | Uploaded: Sep 28, 2012
Titles:Masked Ranger (9) | Mysterious Stories (6) | Nuts (5) | Police Against Crime (9) | True Love Confessions (11) | One Shots (1)
Publication History: Active: 1954 - | Number of Series: 7 | Number of Issues: 42
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 1 | Brand Groups: 2 | Brand Emblems: 2
Indicia Publishers:Premier Magazines, Inc.
Brand Groups:A Premiere PM Comic | PM
External Links:Grand Comics Database

Prize

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Publisher:Prize
Available Online:Titles: 23 | Books: 631
Latest Comic Book:Prize Comics 15 | Uploaded: Aug 31, 2015
Titles:All for Love (13) | Babe (5) | Black Magic (52) | Charlie Chan (5) | Dixie Dugan (2) | Dudley (2) | Fargo Kid (4) | Frankenstein (37) | Headline Comics (86) | Justice Traps the Guilty (96) | Personal Love (12) | Prize Comics (76) | Prize Comics Western (51) | Real West Romances (8) | Strange World of Your Dreams (4) | Tom Corbett, Space Cadet (3) | Treasure Comics (13) | Western Love (5) | Wonderland Comics (8) | Young Brides (25) | Young Love (59) | Young Love (1960 Series) (1) | Young Romance (64)
Publication History: Active: 1940 - 1975 | Number of Series: 47 | Number of Issues: 1371
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 8 | Brand Groups: 2 | Brand Emblems: 2
Indicia Publishers:American Boys' Comics, Inc. | Crestwood Publications Inc. | Crestwood Publishing Co. | Crestwood Publishing Co., Inc. | Feature Publications, Inc. | Headline Publications, Inc. | Histrionic Publishing Co. Inc. | Histrionic Publishing Inc.
Brand Groups:A Prize Publication | Prize Group
External Links:Grand Comics Database

Quality

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Publisher:Quality
Available Online:Titles: 56 | Books: 1528
Latest Comic Book:Feature Funnies 06 | Uploaded: Jul 18, 2015
Titles:All Humor (17) | The Barker (16) | Blackhawk (108) | Brides Romances (11) | Broadway Romances (2) | Buccaneers (9) | Buster Bear (8) | Campus Loves (3) | Candy (64) | Crack Comics (66) | Crack Western (32) | Diary Loves (24) | The Doll Man Quarterly (49) | Egbert (9) | Exotic Romances (7) | Exploits of Daniel Boone (6) | Feature Comics (128) | Feature Funnies (17) | Flaming Love (1) | G. I. Combat (49) | G. I. Sweethearts (9) | Gabby (9) | Girls in Love (6) | Heart Throbs (25) | Hickory (5) | Hit Comics (65) | Hollywood Diary (5) | Hollywood Secrets (5) | Jonesy (8) | Ken Shannon (10) | Kid Eternity (18) | Lady Luck (5) | Love Confessions (39) | Love Letters (42) | Love Secrets (22) | Marmaduke Mouse (37) | Military Comics (43) | Modern Comics (59) | National Comics (78) | Plastic Man (64) | Police Comics (123) | Range Romances (7) | Robin Hood Tales (6) | Secret Loves (6) | Smash Comics (85) | The Spirit (22) | T-Man (38) | Teen Life (1) | Torchy (7) | True War Romances (9) | Uncle Sam Quarterly (8) | Untamed Love (2) | Web of Evil (21) | Wedding Bells (6) | Yanks In Battle (4) | One Shots (3)
Publication History: Active: 1937 - 1956 | Number of Series: 63 | Number of Issues: 1668
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 8 | Brand Groups: 2 | Brand Emblems: 4
Indicia Publishers:Arnold Publications, Inc. | Comic Favorites, Inc. | Comic Magazines | Comic Magazines, Inc. | E. M. Arnold | Everett M. Arnold | New Age Publishers, Inc. | Vital Publications, Inc.
Brand Groups:Vital | Quality
External Links:Grand Comics Database

Rural Home/Croydon

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Publisher:Rural Home/Croydon
Available Online:Titles: 11 | Books: 45
Latest Comic Book:Mask Comics 02 | Uploaded: Feb 4, 2014
Titles:Blazing Comics (7) | Blue Circle (6) | Cannonball Comics (2) | Circus Comics (2) | Eagle Comics (2) | Laffy-Daffy Comics (2) | Mask Comics (1) | Red Band (4) | Red Circle (5) | Variety Comics (3) | One Shots (11)
Publication History: Active: 1944 - | Number of Series: 12 | Number of Issues: 33
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 7 | Brand Groups: 0 | Brand Emblems: 0
Indicia Publishers:Depictor Corp. | Gail Hilson | Lindsay L. Baird, Inc. | Publicaciones Recreativas | Rewl Publications Inc. | Rural Home Publishing Co. | Samuel Herman
External Links:Grand Comics Database

St. John

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Publisher:St. John
Available Online:Titles: 59 | Books: 403
Latest Comic Book:Hollywood Pictorial 3 | Uploaded: Jul 31, 2015
Titles:3-D Comics (4) | A Treasury of Comics (1) | Abbott and Costello Comics (31) | Adventures in Romance (2) | Amazing Ghost Stories (3) | Anchors the Salt Water Daffy (3) | Approved Comics (7) | Atom-Age Combat (7) | Authentic Police Cases (38) | Basil the Royal Cat (3) | Canteen Kate (3) | Cinderella Love (4) | Comics Revue (4) | Crime Reporter (2) | Diary Secrets (16) | Do You Believe In Nightmares (2) | Double Trouble (2) | Fightin' Marines (13) | The Fightin' Texan (2) | Fugitives from Justice (5) | Going Steady (1) | The Hawk (10) | Hollywood Confessions (2) | It's Love, Love, Love (1) | Jackie Gleason (3) | Jane Arden (2) | Kid Cowboy (4) | Little Audrey (2) | Little Bit (1) | Little Eva (33) | Little Ike (2) | Little Roquefort (1) | Lucy, The Real Gone Girl (3) | Meet Miss Pepper (2) | Midget Comics (2) | Moon Mullins (2) | Mopsy (4) | Nightmare (5) | Northwest Mounties (3) | Perfect Love (2) | Pictorial Confessions (3) | Pictorial Romances (21) | Romantic Marriage (7) | Strange Terrors (7) | Teen-Age Romances (35) | Teen-Age Temptations (3) | The Texan (15) | The Three Stooges (5) | Tor (4) | True Love Pictorial (11) | Vic Flint (2) | Wartime Romances (15) | Weird Horrors (9) | Western Bandit Trails (3) | Whack (4) | Wild Boy of the Congo (6) | World's Greatest Stories (1) | Zip Jet (3) | One Shots (12)
Publication History: Active: 1947 - 1958 | Number of Series: 133 | Number of Issues: 871
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 7 | Brand Groups: 2 | Brand Emblems: 4
Indicia Publishers:Archer St. John | Eagle Publishing Company | Jubilee Publications, Inc. | St. John Publishing Co. | St. John Publishing Company | St. John Publishing Corp. | St. John Publishing Corporation
Brand Groups:Blue Ribbon Comics | St. John
External Links:Grand Comics Database
Archer St. John, who had a background in journalism and advertising, founded St. John Publications in 1947. After acquiring substantial financing, St. John launched two titles: Comics Revue and Pageant of Comics. Both of these were repackaged comic strips, but the best was yet to come.

In 1947 St. John entered a licensing deal with Terrytoons, which lasted for the majority of the time the company was in existence. The first comic produced was Mighty Mouse #5. Many of these licensed comics featured artwork by Terrytoons animators, rather than in-house staff.

Abbott and Costello (first movie-comedian tie-in series) launched in 1948 ran until September 1956. The early issues feature work by husband and wife team, Eric Peters and Lily Renée. Another influential partnership that worked for St. John was Norman Maurer and Joe Kubert. Matt Baker was also a major contributor. His art can be found in many titles including: Authentic Police Cases, Canteen Kate, Cinderella Love and Teen-Age Romances.

St. John was an innovative publisher with amongst other notable achievements; producing the first 3-D comic book and the classic title 1,000,000 Years Ago! featuring Tor.

Stanley Morse

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Publisher:Stanley Morse
Available Online:Titles: 31 | Books: 115
Latest Comic Book:Tender Romance 2 | Uploaded: Jul 10, 2015
Titles:Action Adventure Comics (3) | Algie (1) | Animal Adventures (2) | Battle Attack (5) | Battle Cry (18) | Battle Fire (2) | Battle Heroes (2) | Battle Squadron (1) | Blazing Western (3) | Climax (2) | Crime Detector (2) | Diary Confessions (1) | Flying Aces (4) | Hector Comics (3) | Ideal Romance (2) | Mister Mystery (20) | Mister Universe (3) | Mutiny (3) | Navy Patrol (1) | Navy Task Force (2) | Peter Cottontail (2) | Prize Mystery (3) | Radiant Love (2) | Silver Kid Western (3) | Tender Romance (1) | Warpath (2) | Weird Chills (2) | Weird Mysteries (11) | Weird Tales of the Future (5) | Western Rough Riders (2) | One Shots (2)
Publication History: Active: 1951 - 1972 | Number of Series: 36 | Number of Issues: 193
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 9 | Brand Groups: 2 | Brand Emblems: 2
Indicia Publishers:Aragon Magazines, Inc. | Argyle Magazines, Inc. | Gillmor Magazines, Inc. | Key Publications | Key Publications, Inc. | Media Publications, Inc. | S.P.M., Publications, Inc. | Stanley Publications, Inc | Stanmor Publications, Inc.
Brand Groups:A Key Magazine | Medal Comics
External Links:Grand Comics Database
Comics appeared under many imprints: Media Publications, Timor Publications, Aragon Magazines, Medal, SPM Publications and Gillmore Magazines.

Key Publications, founded by Stanley P. Morse, was active between 1951 and 1956. The first issue was Mr. Mystery, a horror comic, which ran for 19 issues was illustrated by Mike Esposito and Ross Andru. Morse horror comics were considered by critics to be rehashed, plagiarized and "vile". Morse himself spoke of these comics as - "I do not know what I printed. I never read the things!"

Steve Ditko, who was soon going to co-create Spiderman, started illustrating his books professionally at Key publications in 1953.

Some of the more popular titles under different imprints include Battle Fire, Navy Task Force, Weird Tales of the Future, Mr. Mystery, Real Adventure Comics, Daring Love, Flying Aces, Weird Mysteries, Western Rough Riders, Peter Cottontail, Tender Romance Battle Squadron, Warpath, Battle Cry, Crime Detector, Animal Adventures, Algie and Pete the Panic.

Star Publications

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Publisher:Star Publications
Available Online:Titles: 31 | Books: 119
Latest Comic Book:Frisky Animals 56 RAW | Uploaded: Jul 9, 2015
Titles:4Most Boys (1) | All-Famous Crime (1) | All-Famous Police Cases (8) | Blue Bolt (4) | Blue Bolt Weird Tales of Terror (5) | Confessions of Love (3) | Crime Fighting Dectective (5) | Dick Cole (3) | Film Stars Romances (1) | Frisky Animals (6) | Frisky Fables (1) | Ghostly Weird Stories (5) | Holiday Comics (1) | The Horrors (2) | Mighty Bear (2) | The Outlaws (4) | Popular Teen-Agers (10) | School Day Romances (2) | Shock Detective Cases (2) | Shocking Mystery Cases (6) | Spook (7) | Sport Thrills (1) | Startling Terror Tales (9) | Target Western Romances (2) | Terrifying Tales (2) | Terrors of the Jungle (6) | Thrilling Crime Cases (2) | Top Love Stories (8) | True-To-Life Romances (6) | White Rider and Super Horse (2) | One Shots (2)
Publication History: Active: 1949 - 1954 | Number of Series: 49 | Number of Issues: 269
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 1 | Brand Groups: 2 | Brand Emblems: 2
Indicia Publishers:Star Publications, Inc.
Brand Groups:A Star Comic | A Star Publication
External Links:Grand Comics Database
Imprint - Accepted Publications

Story Comics

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Publisher:Story Comics
Available Online:Titles: 8 | Books: 93
Latest Comic Book:Mysterious Adventures 03 (alt) | Uploaded: Aug 29, 2015
Titles:Dark Mysteries (21) | Fight Against Crime (17) | Fight Against the Guilty (2) | Fighting War Stories (4) | Mysterious Adventures (25) | Pawnee Bill (3) | Romantic Hearts (17) | Secret Mysteries (4)
Publication History: Active: 1951 - 1955 | Number of Series: 6 | Number of Issues: 67
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 3 | Brand Groups: 0 | Brand Emblems: 0
Indicia Publishers:Mens Publications, Inc. | Story Comics Inc. | Story Comics, Inc.
External Links:Grand Comics Database

Superior Publishers Limited

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Publisher:Superior Publishers Limited
Available Online:Titles: 16 | Books: 100
Latest Comic Book:Super Funnies 4 | Uploaded: Mar 9, 2015
Titles:Aggie Mack (1) | Black Diamond Western (1) | Brenda Starr (5) | Bruce Gentry (5) | Dynamic Comics (6) | G.I. War Brides (3) | Journey into Fear (23) | My Secret Marriage (4) | Mysteries Weird and Strange (11) | Our Secret (1) | Punch Comics (3) | Red Seal Comics (4) | Strange Mysteries (16) | Super Funnies (2) | U.S. Fighting Air Force (14) | One Shots (1)
Publication History: Active: 1945 - 1956 | Number of Series: 195 | Number of Issues: 904
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 5 | Brand Groups: 2 | Brand Emblems: 20
Indicia Publishers:Century Publishing Company | Herald Publishing Company | Randall Publishers Limited | Superior Comics Ltd. | Superior Publishers Limited
Brand Groups:A Century Publication | Superior
External Links:Grand Comics Database
Superior is a Canadian publisher with several titles including many US reprints. Some original titles include: Journey Into Fear, Mysteries Weird and Strange, G.I. War Brides, My Secret Marriage and others.

Toby/Minoan

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Publisher:Toby/Minoan
Available Online:Titles: 20 | Books: 124
Latest Comic Book:Great Lover Romances 20 | Uploaded: Aug 31, 2015
Titles:The Big Top (2) | Billy the Kid (6) | Captain Tootsie (2) | Danger Is Our Business (3) | Dr. Anthony King, Hollywood Love Doctor (2) | Fighting Leathernecks (6) | Great Lover Romances (14) | He-Man (1) | John Wayne Adventure Comics (31) | Meet Merton (4) | Monty Hall of the U.S. Marines (7) | The Purple Claw (3) | Return of the Outlaw (5) | Super Brat (4) | Tales of Horror (14) | Tell It to the Marines (6) | True Movie and Television (1) | Two-Bit the Wacky Woodpecker (3) | With the Marines (2) | One Shots (8)
Publication History: Active: 1949 - 1955 | Number of Series: 64 | Number of Issues: 344
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 2 | Brand Groups: 2 | Brand Emblems: 2
Indicia Publishers:Minoan Publishing Corp. | Toby Press, Inc.
Brand Groups:A Minoan Magazine | Toby Press
External Links:Grand Comics Database
From 1949 until the mid-fifties this company had some notable comics. They were able to obtain the rights to some famous characters including Felix the Cat, Buck Rogers, Li'l Abner and other Al Capp spin offs. Unfortunately those books are probably not PD and should not be directly uploaded. Toby did publish many other books in most genres, except superhero, and most of those should be fine here.

NOTE - the following titles/characters are NOT public domain. Please do NOT upload any -
Buck Rogers
Felix and his friends
Felix the Cat or any other Felix titles
Gabby Hayes
Nothing with King Features material if there are any titles with reprints
Al Capp titles - especially Li'l Abner
Any Terry Toons

Tower Comics

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Publisher:Tower Comics
Available Online:Titles: 5 | Books: 29
Latest Comic Book:Tippy Teen 03 | Uploaded: Aug 13, 2015
Titles:Fight The Enemy (2) | Tippy Teen (11) | Tippy's Friends Go-Go and Animal (9) | Tippys Friend Go-Go (1) | Undersea Agent (6)
Publication History: Active: 1965 - 1969 | Number of Series: 14 | Number of Issues: 84
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 2 | Brand Groups: 6 | Brand Emblems: 6
Indicia Publishers:Tower Comics, Inc. | Tower Publications, Inc.
Brand Groups:A Tippy Teen Swingin' 'Zine | Tippy Teen Series | Tower | Tower Action Series | Tower Comics | Tower Tippy Teen Series
External Links:Grand Comics Database
Harry Shorten founded the Silver-Age publisher Tower Comics in 1965. The two other key personnel were Wally Wood and Samm Schwartz. Tower Comics was only in existence for 4 years folding in 1969. Luckily for us they failed to add valid copyright notices on many of their titles, so they are now in the public domain.

Books published by Tower Comics were unusual for the times, as they contained 64 pages selling for 25 cents, whilst rival publishers were producing 32 page comics for 12 cents. This was a bit of a throw back to the Golden-Age, with five or six individual stories and a final one when all the main characters appear together.

Tower Comics are now known for Wally Wood's T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents (a mixture of secret agents and superheroes) and Samm Schwartz's Tippy Teen.

Apart from Wally Wood and Samm Schwartz other contributors to Tower's titles included: Dan Adkins, Gil Kane, Reed Crandall, Steve Ditko, Richard Bassford, Len Brown, Steve Skeates, Larry Ivie, Bill Pearson, Russ Jones, Roger Brand, and Tim Battersby-Brent.

Trojan Magazines

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Publisher:Trojan Magazines
Available Online:Titles: 6 | Books: 68
Latest Comic Book:Crime Smashers 09 | Uploaded: Sep 11, 2014
Titles:Attack! (4) | Beware (15) | Crime Mysteries (9) | Crime Smashers (17) | Western Crime Busters (15) | Youthful Romances (8)
Publication History: Active: 1950 - 1955 | Number of Series: 4 | Number of Issues: 44
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 1 | Brand Groups: 0 | Brand Emblems: 0
Indicia Publishers:Trojan Magazines, Inc.
External Links:Grand Comics Database

Youthful Magazines

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Publisher:Youthful Magazines
Available Online:Titles: 18 | Books: 109
Latest Comic Book:Chilling Tales 13 | Uploaded: Mar 16, 2014
Titles:Atomic Attack (4) | Attack (4) | Beware (3) | Buffalo Bill (8) | Captain Science (12) | Chilling Tales (4) | Daring Confessions (5) | Daring Love (3) | Famous Western Badmen (2) | Fantastic (2) | Gunsmoke (16) | Indian Fighter (11) | Redskin (11) | Stamps Comics (9) | Youthful Hearts (1) | Youthful Love Romances (4) | Youthful Romances (8) | One Shots (2)
Publication History: Active: 1949 - 1954 | Number of Series: 21 | Number of Issues: 121
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 3 | Brand Groups: 0 | Brand Emblems: 0
Indicia Publishers:Stamp Comics Inc. | Western Comics, Inc. | Youthful Magazines, Inc.
External Links:Grand Comics Database
Youthful Magazines was a small company who published comic books between 1949 and 1954. It was founded an attorney Bill Friedman and his wife Sophie. Friedman who held the title of Publisher was helped in his venture by editor Sol Cohen.

Youthful shied away from Superhero titles focusing their attention on humor, horror, romance and western genres. The first comic produced was Gunsmoke #1 in April 1949. The title ran for 16 issues until Jan 1952, and we have every single one here! A unique title is the non-fiction Stamp Comics, which explains historical events pictured on postage stamps.

The most prolific of Youthful's artists was Doug Wildey whose work appears in virtually all of their titles. Other notable creators associated with Youthful include Bill Fraccio, Harry Harrison, Pat Masulli, Don Perlin, Wally Wood, Graham Ingels, Ed Goldfarb, Henry Kiefer, and Manny Stallman.

Ziff-Davis

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Publisher:Ziff-Davis
Available Online:Titles: 30 | Books: 164
Latest Comic Book:Beanbags 2 | Uploaded: Aug 31, 2015
Titles:Alice (2) | Amazing Adventures (6) | Baseball Thrills (2) | Beanbags (2) | Cinderella Love (12) | Crime Clinic (5) | Crusader from Mars (2) | Ellery Queen (2) | Explorer Joe (2) | Fairy Tales (2) | Famous Stars (6) | Flyboy (2) | Football Thrills (1) | G.I. Joe (50) | The Hawk (3) | Kid Cowboy (12) | Lars of Mars (2) | Little Al of the F.B.I. (3) | Little Al of the Secret Service (3) | Nightmare (2) | Nursery Rhymes (2) | Romantic Marriage (1) | Skypilot (3) | Space Busters (4) | Space Patrol (2) | Sparkie, Radio Pixie (3) | Strange Confessions (3) | Weird Thrillers (5) | Wild Boy (8) | One Shots (12)
Publication History: Active: 1950 - | Number of Series: 55 | Number of Issues: 201
Branding:Indicia Publishers: 2 | Brand Groups: 3 | Brand Emblems: 3
Indicia Publishers:Approved Comics, Inc | Ziff-Davis Publishing Company
Brand Groups:A Ziff-Davis Comic | A Ziff-Davis Publication | Ziff-Davis Comic Group
External Links:Grand Comics Database

Small Press

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Category:Small Press
Comic Books Online:Titles: 1 | Books: 814
Latest Comic Book:United Comics 16 Fritzi Ritz | Uploaded: Aug 3, 2015
Publishers And Titles:A.W. Nugent Publishing Co | Alval Publishers | Anglo-American | Argo Publications | Brown Shoe Co. | Candar Publishing Co | Catechetical Guild Educational Society | Civil Service Publications, Inc. | Consolidated Magazines | Cross Publications | Cupples and Leon | David C. Cook | Dearfield Publishing Co. | Don Fortune Publishing Co | Elliot | Export Publishing | F.E. Howard Publications | Fago Magazines | General Electric Company | George W. Dougherty Publishing Company | Gilberton | Good Comics, Inc. | Great Comics Publications | Green Publishing | Hawley | International Shoe Co. [Western Printing] | Kirby Publishing Co. | Lafayette Street Corporation | Leader Enterprises / Universal Phoenix Features | Lightning Comics | Maple Leaf Publishing | Metropolitan Printing Co. | Mikeross Publications | Nation-Wide Publishing | Norlen Magazines | Oral Roberts Evangelical Association | P.L. Publishing | Pentagon Publishing Co. | Peter Wheat Bread and Bakers Associates | Pioneer Publications | R. B. Leffingwell and Co. | Rucker Publications Ltd | Spark Publications | Spotlight Publishers | Stanhall | Sterling | Super Publishing | United Features (10) | Victory Magazine Corporation | Vital Publications | Wm. H. Wise & Co. | Worth Carnahan
Here you will find Catechetical Guild, Lafeyette Street, RB Leffingwell, Continental and others with only one or two titles each. Also titles such as Peter Wheat and Poppo of the Popcorn Theatre.

One-Title Publishers

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Publisher:One-Title Publishers
Available Online:Titles: 36 | Books: 253
Latest Comic Book:The Spirit (1943-07-25) - Philadelphia Record | Uploaded: Jul 21, 2015
Titles:A.S. Curtis: One Shots (1) | Able Manufacturing: Super-Dooper Comics (1) | Baily Enterprises: One Shots (1) | Baily Publishing Company: One Shots (4) | Cambridge House Publishers: One Shots (3) | Canadian Jewish Congress: Jewish War Heroes (3) | Captain Silver Syndicate: The Sea Hound (1) | Catholic Publications: Catholic Comics (26) | The Charles Publishing Co: One Shots (1) | F.E. Howard Publications: One Shots (2) | Fuller: Poppo of the Popcorn Theatre (13) | Gerona: One Shots (4) | Humor Publishing Co: One Shots (1) | Hyper Publications: Hyper Mystery Comics (2) | Interfaith Publications: The Challenger (1) | Irwin H. Rubin: Witty (2) | J. Edward Slavin: Courage Comics (2) | Jay-Jay Corporation: Judo Joe (3) | Komos Publications: Superworld Comics (2) | M. S. Dist: One Shots (2) | Magazine Village: True Crime Comics (3) | McCombs: Crown Comics (20) | Nesbit Publishing: Superior Stories (4) | O. W. Comics Corp: The Mad Hatter (2) | Progressive Publishers: Bang-Up Comics (1) | Register and Tribune Syndicate: The Spirit (94) | Reston Publications: One Shots (2) | Round Publishing Company: Jamboree (1) | Samuel E. Lowe Co: Well Known Comics (14) | Sig Feuchtwanger: One Shots (2) | Sun Publications: One Shots (2) | U. S. Camera: Camera Comics (9) | United States Rubber Co: One Shots (1) | W.T. Grant: One Shots (4) | Will Eisner Publications: One Shots (1) | One Shot Publishers (18)

Australian & New Zealand Comics

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Publisher:Australian & New Zealand Comics
Available Online:Titles: 17 | Books: 79
Latest Comic Book:Sergeant Pat of the Radio-Patrol 76 | Uploaded: Jan 23, 2015
Titles:The Adventures of Captain Havoc and The Phantom Knight (3) | Captain Atom (2) | Catman (4) | Char Chapman, The Phantom of the East (2) | Clancy of the Overflow (2) | The Crimson Comet Comic (2) | Fearless Davy Crockett (2) | Grey Domino (2) | Invisible Avenger (2) | Jet Fury (4) | Jungle Comics (5) | Kaanga Comics (4) | The Phantom Ranger (2) | Secret Agent X9 (2) | Sergeant Pat of the Radio-Patrol (2) | Sir Falcon (2) | Tim Valour (3)

UK Comic Books

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Publisher:UK Comic Books
Available Online:Titles: 31 | Books: 973
Latest Comic Book:Super-Duper Comics 05 (Phantom Maid) | Uploaded: Aug 7, 2015
Titles:Arnold Book Company (2) | Cartoon Art (5) | Fudge & Co. Ltd. (2) | Gerald G. Swan (4) | L. Miller & Son (11) | Streamline (1) | Ally Sloper's Half Holiday (3) | The Comet (116) | Diamond Adventure Comic (2) | Film Fun (14) | The Funny Wonder (3) | Girl (2) | Girls' Crystal (91) | Illustrated Chips (5) | Jester (2) | Knockout (106) | LION (213) | Long Bow (2) | The Merry Maker (3) | Oh Boy! (2) | P.C. 49 (3) | Planet Comics (2) | Playbox (2) | Radio Fun (5) | School Friend (12) | Secret Service Series (3) | The Silent Three (8) | Spaceman (2) | SUN (129) | Thunderbolt Jaxon (6) | Top Spot (5)
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