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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 Styles changed, new genres superseded old and then a new era dawned, the Silver Age of Comics, of which we also have many examples.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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Ace Comics

Thumbnail for Ace ComicsAce Comics, also known as Ace Periodicals, Ace Magazines, 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.
Publisher:Ace Comics
Comic Books Online:382
Latest Comic Book:Real Love 65
Titles:All Romances (5) | Andy Comics (2) | Atomic War! (4) | Baffling Mysteries (23) | Banner Comics (2) | The Beyond (30) | Complete Love Magazine (7) | Crime Must Pay the Penalty (46) | Dotty (6) | Ernie Comics (2) | Four Favorites (42) | Glamorous Romances (14) | The Hand of Fate (19) | Hap Hazard (2) | Heroes of the Wild Frontier (2) | Indian Braves (4) | Lightning Comics (11) | Love at First Sight (10) | Love Experiences (3) | Men Against Crime (3) | Mr Risk (2) | Our Flag (6) | Penalty (2) | Real Love (5) | Revealing Romances (1) | Science Comics (2) | Scream Comics (4) | Space Action (3) | Super-Mystery Comics (48) | Sure-Fire Comics (4) | Ten-Story Love (9) | Trapped (4) | Vicky (3) | War Heroes (8) | Web of Mystery (29) | Western Adventures (7) | Western Love Trails (3) | World War III (2) | One Shots (3)

Ajax-Farrell

Thumbnail for Ajax-FarrellAjax-Farrell Publications 1952-1958

(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)
Publisher:Ajax-Farrell
Comic Books Online:195
Latest Comic Book:Super Cat 3
Titles:All True Romance (2) | Apache Trail (4) | Battle Report (3) | Billy Bunny (1) | Black Cobra (3) | Brenda Starr (1) | Bride's Diary (2) | Bride's Secrets (3) | Captain Flight Comics (11) | Captain Jet (1) | Dark Shadows (2) | Eva The Imp (1) | Fantastic Comics (1) | Fantastic Fears (5) | Fighting Man (10) | The Flame (4) | Full of Fun (2) | Funny Fables (1) | G-I in Battle (2) | G. I. in Battle (3) | Gunsmoke Trail (4) | Happy Jack (1) | Haunted Thrills (9) | Hi-Ho Comics (3) | Lone Eagle (2) | Lone Rider (26) | Madhouse (5) | Men in Action (2) | Midnight (5) | Mighty Bear (2) | My Personal Problem (1) | Oklahoma Kid (1) | Phantom Lady (4) | The Rider (3) | Samson (3) | Spunky (1) | Strange (4) | Strange Fantasy (11) | Strange Journey (2) | Super Cat (3) | Sweetie Pie (2) | Swift Arrow (8) | Today's Brides (1) | Vooda (3) | Voodoo (13) | War Report (2) | War Stories (2) | Wonder Boy (3) | One Shots (7)

American Comics Group / ACG

Thumbnail for American Comics Group / ACGAmerican Comics Group/ACG 1943-1967

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.
Publisher:American Comics Group / ACG
Comic Books Online:727
Latest Comic Book:Giggle Comics 50
Titles:Adventures Into the Unknown (147) | Blazing West (13) | Commander Battle and the Atomic Sub (7) | Confessions of the Lovelorn (12) | Cookie (55) | Dizzy Dames (6) | Forbidden Worlds (117) | Funny Films (11) | Giggle Comics (50) | Ha Ha Comics (51) | Hi-Jinx (2) | The Hooded Horseman (12) | The Kilroys (54) | Lovelorn (29) | Magic Agent (3) | Midnight Mystery (7) | Milt Gross Funnies (2) | Moon Mullins (3) | My Romantic Adventures (9) | 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 (2) | Unknown Worlds (29) | Young Heroes (3) | One Shots (2)

Avon Comics

Thumbnail for Avon ComicsAvon Publications 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.
Publisher:Avon Comics
Comic Books Online:264
Latest Comic Book:The Saint 04
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 (24) | 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 (5) | Wild Bill Hickok (32) | Witchcraft (6) | One Shots (44)

Better / Nedor / Standard / Pines

Thumbnail for Better / Nedor / Standard / PinesBetter/Nedor/Standard Publications 1939-1956

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.
Publisher:Better / Nedor / Standard / Pines
Comic Books Online:705
Latest Comic Book:Kathy 03
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 (11) | Buz Sawyer (2) | Captain Easy (5) | Coo Coo Comics (38) | Crime Files (2) | Date With Danger (4) | Dinky Duck (2) | Dizzy Duck (3) | Exciting Comics (69) | Exciting War (5) | Fantastic Worlds (3) | The Fighting Yank (27) | Freckles and His Friends (1) | Goofy Comics (24) | Happy Comics (21) | Happy Rabbit (5) | Intimate Love (2) | It Really Happened (7) | 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) | Mel Allen Sports Comics (1) | Merry Go Round Comics (1) | Mystery Comics (3) | New Romances (17) | Out of the Shadows (10) | Ozark Ike (3) | Popular Romance (2) | Real Funnies (3) | Real Life Comics (7) | Sniffy the Pup (5) | Spunky (7) | Starlet O'Hara in Hollywood (5) | Startling Comics (52) | Supermouse (27) | Teena (1) | Television Comics (1) | This Is War (5) | Thrilling Comics (87) | Thrilling Romances (19) | 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)

Centaur Publishing

Thumbnail for Centaur PublishingCentaur 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.
Publisher:Centaur Publishing
Comic Books Online:144
Latest Comic Book:Amazing Man Comics 26
Titles:Amazing Man Comics (22) | Amazing Mystery Funnies (17) | The Arrow (3) | C-M-O Comics (2) | Comic Pages (1) | Comics Magazine (5) | Detective Eye (1) | Detective Picture Stories (3) | Fantoman (3) | Funny Pages (17) | Funny Picture Stories (15) | Keen Detective Funnies (21) | Liberty Scouts (2) | Man of War (2) | Masked Marvel (3) | Model Fun (2) | Star Comics (5) | Star Ranger (1) | Star Ranger Funnies (3) | Stars and Stripes (5) | Super Spy (1) | Western Picture Stories (3) | Wham Comics (2) | World Famous Heroes (3) | One Shots (2)

Charlton Comics

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Charlton Comics 1946 - 1985.

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.
Publisher:Charlton Comics
Comic Books Online:1822
Latest Comic Book:Atomic Mouse 29
Titles:Army Attack (8) | Army War Heroes (15) | Atom the Cat (8) | Atomic Bunny (3) | Atomic Mouse (34) | Atomic Rabbit (11) | Attack (11) | Badge of Justice (4) | Battlefield Action (26) | Billy the Kid (17) | Black Fury (31) | Blue Beetle (20) | Bo (3) | Brenda Starr (3) | Brides in Love (18) | Captain Atom (12) | Captain Gallant (4) | Career Girl Romances (3) | Charlie Chan (4) | Charlton Premier (3) | Cheyenne Kid (17) | Cody of the Pony Express (3) | Confidential Diary (2) | Cowboy Love (4) | Cowboy Western (45) | Crime and Justice (26) | Cynthia Doyle Nurse in Love (3) | 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) | Eh! (2) | Fightin' Air Force (37) | Fightin' Army (32) | Fightin' Five (14) | Fightin' Marines (22) | Fightin' Navy (32) | First Kiss (11) | Foreign Intrigues (2) | Frank Merriwell at Yale (4) | Freddy (14) | From Here to Insanity (4) | Frontier Scout, Dan'l Boone (4) | Funny Animals (8) | Gabby Hayes (3) | Ghostly Tales (10) | Giant Comics (2) | Go-Go (4) | Gorgo (26) | Gunfighters (1) | Gunmaster (10) | High School Confidential Diary (3) | Hillbilly Comics (4) | Hot Rod Racers (4) | Hot Rods & Racing Cars (18) | Hunk (7) | I Love You (23) | In Love (2) | Intimate (3) | Jack-in-the-Box Comics (5) | Jerry Drummer (3) | Jim Bowie (4) | Johnny Dynamite (1) | Judomaster (10) | Just Married (21) | Kid Montana (4) | Konga (31) | Lash Larue Western (7) | Lawbreakers (9) | Lawbreakers Suspense Stories (5) | Li'l Genius (20) | Li'l Rascal Twins (6) | Li'l Tomboy (4) | Long John Silver (3) | Love Diary (12) | The Many Ghosts of Doctor Graves (4) | Marine War Heroes (9) | Marines Attack (5) | Marvels of Science (4) | Masked Raider (12) | Maverick Marshal (8) | Monte Hale (6) | Mr. Muscles (2) | My Little Margie (16) | My Little Margie's Boyfriends (4) | My Little Margie's Fashions (1) | My Secret Life (13) | Mysteries of Unexplored Worlds (40) | Nature Boy (3) | Never Again (2) | Nurse Betsy Crane (5) | Nyoka the Jungle Girl (9) | Out of this World (16) | Outer Space (10) | Outlaws of the West (18) | 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 (17) | Rookie Cop (7) | Sarge Steel (8) | Scotland Yard (4) | Secret Agent (1) | Secrets of Love and Marriage (3) | Secrets of Young Brides (9) | Sheriff of Tombstone (8) | Sherlock Holmes (2) | Six-Gun Heroes (18) | Soldier and Marine Comics (6) | Son of Vulcan (5) | Space Adventures (53) | Space War (21) | Space Western (4) | Special War Series (2) | Speed Demons (6) | Strange Suspense Stories (57) | Submarine Attack (25) | Sue and Sally Smith, Flying Nurses (1) | Sunset Carson (1) | Sweetheart Diary (4) | Sweethearts (14) | Tales of the Mysterious Traveler (13) | Teen Confessions (7) | Teen Secret Diary (3) | Teen-Age Confidential Confessions (4) | Teen-Age Love (23) | Teenage Hotrodders (10) | Terry and the Pirates (3) | Tex Ritter Western (11) | Texas Rangers in Action (28) | The Thing (18) | This Is Suspense (4) | This Magazine Is Crazy (1) | This Magazine is Haunted (12) | Thunderbolt (10) | Tim McCoy (6) | Timmy the Timid Ghost (17) | Tom Cat (4) | True Life Secrets (13) | TV Teens (11) | U.S. Air Force Comics (11) | Unusual Tales (51) | War and Attack (9) | War at Sea (11) | War Heroes (27) | Wild Bill Hickok and Jingles (8) | Wild Frontier (7) | Win a Prize Comics (2) | Wyatt Earp Frontier Marshal (32) | Yellowjacket Comics (11) | The Young Doctors (3) | Young Eagle (3) | Young Lovers (3) | Zaza (2) | Zoo Funnies (25) | One Shots (13)

Chesler Comics

Thumbnail for Chesler ComicsHarry "A" Chesler Comics (1937-1948)

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"
Publisher:Chesler Comics
Comic Books Online:81
Latest Comic Book:Red Seal Comics 18 (alt)
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 (6) | One Shots (9)

Columbia Comics

Thumbnail for Columbia ComicsColumbia 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.
Publisher:Columbia Comics
Comic Books Online:109
Latest Comic Book:Big Shot 075
Titles:Big Shot (86) | The Face (2) | Joe Palooka (1) | Mickey Finn (3) | Skyman (4) | Sparky Watts (10) | Tony Trent (2) | One Shots (1)

Comic Media

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1950 - 1954
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.
Publisher:Comic Media
Comic Books Online:70
Latest Comic Book:Weird Terror 03
Titles:All True Romance (11) | Danger (12) | Dear Lonely Heart (1) | Dear Lonely Hearts (4) | Death Valley (6) | Dynamite (8) | Horrific (10) | Mr. Universe (1) | Noodnik (1) | War Fury (3) | Weird Terror (12) | One Shots (1)

Dell Comics / Western Publishing

Thumbnail for Dell Comics / Western PublishingUp 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.
Publisher:Dell Comics / Western Publishing
Comic Books Online:1424
Latest Comic Book:The Comics 07
Categories:Western
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) (14) | 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 (4) | Henry Aldrich (22) | Howdy Doody (38) | I'm Dickens, He's Fenster (2) | Idaho (2) | Indian Chief (29) | Jace Pearson (9) | 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 (4) | 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 (100) | 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) | 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) | Wild Bill Elliott (15) | Winnie Winkle (7) | Wyatt Earp (10) | One Shots (39)

DS Publishing

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Publisher:DS Publishing
Comic Books Online:86
Latest Comic Book:Public Enemies 9
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 (2) | One Shots (4)

Eastern Color Printing

Thumbnail for Eastern Color PrintingAn 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.
Publisher:Eastern Color Printing
Comic Books Online:446
Latest Comic Book:Famous Funnies 082
Titles:Big Chief Wahoo (3) | Buster Crabbe (12) | Club 16 (4) | Famous Funnies (207) | Heroic (104) | 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)

Fawcett Comics

Thumbnail for Fawcett ComicsFawcett 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.
Publisher:Fawcett Comics
Comic Books Online:1392
Latest Comic Book:Tom Mix Western 39
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 (16) | Captain Billy's Whiz Bang (18) | Captain Marvel Adventures (151) | Captain Marvel Story Book (3) | Captain Marvel, Jr. (116) | Captain Midnight (38) | Captain Video (6) | Comic Comics (4) | Cowboy Love (11) | Don Winslow of the Navy (22) | Down With Crime (6) | Exciting Romances (11) | Fawcett Movie Comic (13) | Fawcett's Funny Animals (31) | Gabby Hayes (19) | 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 (2) | Joe Louis (1) | Ken Maynard Western (1) | Lance O'Casey (3) | Lash Larue Western (11) | Life Story (3) | Love Memories (1) | Love Mystery (3) | The Marvel Family (89) | Mary Marvel (29) | Master Comics (132) | 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 (22) | Rod Cameron Western (7) | Romantic Secrets (4) | 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 (14) | 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 (4) | Whiz Comics (155) | Worlds of Fear (9) | Wow Comics (71) | Young Eagle (4) | One Shots (19)

Fiction House

Thumbnail for Fiction HouseFiction 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.
Publisher:Fiction House
Comic Books Online:860
Latest Comic Book:Jumbo Comics 092
Titles:Cowgirl Romances (11) | Fight Comics (87) | Firehair (6) | Ghost Comics (11) | Indians (17) | Jet Aces (4) | Jumbo Comics (171) | Jungle Comics (179) | Kaanga (20) | 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 (5)

Fox Feature Syndicate

Thumbnail for Fox Feature SyndicateFox 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.
Publisher:Fox Feature Syndicate
Comic Books Online:526
Latest Comic Book:Fantastic Comics 05 (paper/1fiche)
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 (3) | Famous Crimes (19) | Fantastic Comics (24) | 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 (12) | One Shots (25)

Harvey Comics

Thumbnail for Harvey ComicsThe 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.
Publisher:Harvey Comics
Comic Books Online:553
Latest Comic Book:Warfront 12 (JVJ)
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 (6) | Fighting Fronts (5) | First Love Illustrated (9) | First Romance Magazine (7) | 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 (22) | Hi-School Romance Datebook (1) | Horace & Dotty Dripple (4) | Humphrey (4) | Invisible Scarlet O'Neil (2) | Joe Palooka (73) | Kerry Drake (7) | Little Max Comics (10) | Love Lessons (1) | Love Stories of Mary Worth (1) | Man in Black (4) | Mazie (3) | Nutty Comics (3) | Pocket Comics (5) | Race for the Moon (3) | Rags Rabbit (4) | Ripley's Believe It Or Not (3) | Speed Comics (44) | 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 (15) | True 3-D (2) | True Bride's Experiences (1) | True Bride-To-Be Romances (1) | True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (6) | True War Experiences (4) | War Battles (7) | War Victory Adventures (1) | Warfront (31) | Witches Tales (29) | One Shots (8)

Hillman

Thumbnail for HillmanHillman Periodicals (1940-1953)

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.
Publisher:Hillman
Comic Books Online:404
Latest Comic Book:Real Clue Crime Stories v5 06
Titles:Air Fighters (35) | Airboy (115) | All Sports Comics (2) | All-Time Sports Comics (3) | Clue Comics (20) | Crime Detective (11) | 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 (41) | One Shots (3)

Holyoke

Thumbnail for HolyokeHolyoke 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.]
Publisher:Holyoke
Comic Books Online:169
Latest Comic Book:Captain Aero Comics 12 (alt)
Titles:Blue Beetle (21) | Captain Aero (24) | Captain Fearless (2) | Cat-Man (36) | Contact (11) | 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 (2)

I. W. Publishing / Super Comics

Thumbnail for I. W. Publishing / Super ComicsIsrael 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.
Publisher:I. W. Publishing / Super Comics
Comic Books Online:98
Latest Comic Book:Leo the Lion 1
Titles:Battle Stories (1) | Blazing Sixguns (1) | The Brain (3) | Buster Bear (1) | Candy (2) | Cowboys 'N' Injuns (2) | Danger (3) | Daring Adventures (5) | Doll Man (2) | Dream of Love (3) | Eerie (2) | Eerie Tales (1) | Fantastic Adventures (2) | Great Action Comics (1) | Gunfighters (1) | Human Fly (2) | Jet Power (1) | Jungle Adventures (3) | Kaanga (2) | Little Eva (1) | Love and Marriage (3) | Marmaduke Monk (1) | Muggsy Mouse (2) | Muggy-Doo Boy Cat (2) | Mystery Tales (1) | Pee-Wee Pixies (2) | Planet Comics (1) | Realistic Romances (2) | Robin Hood (5) | Romantic Love (2) | Sharpy Fox (1) | Space Detective (1) | Space Mysteries (2) | The Spirit (1) | Strange Mysteries (2) | Strange Planets (3) | Super Brat (2) | Teen-Age Talk (2) | Tell It to the Marines (2) | Tom-Tom the Jungle Boy (1) | U.S. Fighting Men (1) | U.S. Paratroops (1) | U.S. Tank Commandos (1) | Westerner (1) | Wild Bill Hickok (2) | One Shots (15)

Key Publications

Thumbnail for Key PublicationsKey's 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.
Publisher:Key Publications
Comic Books Online:102
Latest Comic Book:Peter Cottontail 3D
Titles:Action Adventure Comics (3) | Algie (1) | Animal Adventures (2) | Battle Attack (4) | Battle Cry (16) | Battle Fire (2) | Battle Squadron (1) | Blazing Western (3) | Climax (2) | Crime Detector (1) | Diary Confessions (1) | Flying Aces (4) | Hector Comics (3) | Ideal Romance (2) | Mister Mystery (18) | Mutiny (3) | Navy Task Force (2) | Peter Cottontail (2) | Prize Mystery (3) | Radiant Love (2) | Silver Kid Western (3) | Warpath (2) | Weird Chills (2) | Weird Mysteries (11) | Weird Tales of the Future (5) | Western Rough Riders (2) | One Shots (2)

Lev Gleason / Comic House

Thumbnail for Lev Gleason / Comic HouseComics 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.
Publisher:Lev Gleason / Comic House
Comic Books Online:654
Latest Comic Book:Daredevil Comics 031
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 (64) | 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 (23) | Squeeks (5) | Uncle Charlie's Fables (5) | One Shots (4)

Magazine Enterprises

Thumbnail for Magazine EnterprisesMagazine Enterprises (1943-1958)

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.
Publisher:Magazine Enterprises
Comic Books Online:403
Latest Comic Book:Dream Book of Love 3 (JVJ)
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 (6) | Dan'l Boone (7) | Ding Dong (5) | Dogface Dooley (2) | Dotty Dripple (1) | Dream Book of Love (2) | 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 (1) | 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 (8) | White Indian (5) | One Shots (7)

MLJ

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Publisher:MLJ
Comic Books Online:268
Latest Comic Book:Darling Love 04 (JVJ)
Titles:Black Hood (11) | Blue Ribbon (22) | Darling Love (5) | Darling Romance (2) | Fauntleroy Comics (2) | 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 (17) | Suzie (6) | Top-Notch Comics (28) | Top-Notch Laugh Comics (17) | Wilbur (2) | Zip Comics (47) | One Shots (1)

Novelty

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Publisher:Novelty
Comic Books Online:312
Latest Comic Book:Frisky Fables v2 05 (alt) (JVJ)
Titles:4Most (37) | Blue Bolt (99) | Criminals on the Run (6) | Dick Cole (2) | Frisky Fables (27) | Guns Against Gangsters (7) | Humdinger (9) | Target Comics (102) | Young King Cole (23)

Orbit

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Publisher:Orbit
Comic Books Online:133
Latest Comic Book:The Westerner 19
Titles:Love Diary (48) | Love Journal (1) | Patches (2) | Taffy (2) | Toytown (5) | Wanted (47) | The Westerner Comics (28)

Parents Magazine

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Publisher:Parents Magazine
Comic Books Online:114
Latest Comic Book:True Comics 33
Titles:Calling All Boys (9) | 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 (2) | Sweet Sixteen (2) | Tex Granger (2) | True Aviation Picture Stories (1) | True Comics (50) | One Shots (1)

Platinum PD

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Publisher:Platinum PD
Comic Books Online:27
Latest Comic Book:More Fun Comics 21
Titles:More Fun Comics (22) | New Adventure Comics (5)

Premier Magazines

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Publisher:Premier Magazines
Comic Books Online:41
Latest Comic Book:True Love Confessions 11
Titles:Masked Ranger (9) | Mysterious Stories (6) | Nuts (5) | Police Against Crime (9) | True Love Confessions (11) | One Shots (1)

Prize

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Publisher:Prize
Comic Books Online:381
Latest Comic Book:Frankenstein 17
Titles:All For Love (5) | Babe (5) | Black Magic (41) | Charlie Chan (5) | Dixie Dugan (2) | Dudley (2) | Fargo Kid (2) | Frankenstein (35) | Headline Comics (39) | Justice Traps the Guilty (61) | Personal Love (5) | Prize Comics (72) | Prize Comics Western (51) | Real West Romances (1) | Strange World of Your Dreams (4) | Tom Corbett, Space Cadet (3) | Treasure Comics (13) | Wonderland Comics (2) | Young Brides (3) | Young Love (10) | Young Romance (20)

Quality

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Publisher:Quality
Comic Books Online:1520
Latest Comic Book:Feature Comics 23
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 (65) | Crack Western (32) | Diary Loves (24) | The Doll Man Quarterly (49) | Egbert (9) | Exotic Romances (7) | Exploits of Daniel Boone (6) | Feature Comics (129) | Feature Funnies (16) | Flaming Love (1) | G. I. Combat (49) | G. I. Sweethearts (8) | Gabby (9) | Girls in Love (5) | Heart Throbs (25) | Hickory (5) | Hit Comics (64) | 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 (36) | Military Comics (43) | Modern Comics (59) | National Comics (76) | 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 (20) | Wedding Bells (6) | Yanks In Battle (4) | One Shots (3)

Rural Home/Croydon

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Publisher:Rural Home/Croydon
Comic Books Online:45
Latest Comic Book:Mask Comics 02
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)

St. John Publications

Thumbnail for St. John PublicationsArcher 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.
Publisher:St. John Publications
Comic Books Online:385
Latest Comic Book:It's Love, Love, Love 1
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 (4) | Atom-Age Combat (7) | Authentic Police Cases (38) | Basil the Royal Cat (2) | Canteen Kate (3) | Cinderella Love (3) | Comics Revue (4) | Crime Reporter (2) | Diary Secrets (17) | 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 (3) | Little Audrey (2) | Little Eva (25) | 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 (4) | 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 (11)

Star Publications

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Imprint - Accepted Publications
Publisher:Star Publications
Comic Books Online:90
Latest Comic Book:Frisky Animals 48
Titles:4Most Boys (1) | All-Famous Crime (1) | All-Famous Police Cases (6) | Blue Bolt (4) | Blue Bolt Weird Tales of Terror (4) | Confessions of Love (2) | Crime Fighting Dectective (4) | Dick Cole (2) | Film Stars Romances (1) | Frisky Animals (3) | Frisky Fables (1) | Ghostly Weird Stories (5) | Holiday Comics (1) | The Horrors (2) | Mighty Bear (1) | The Outlaws (2) | Popular Teen-Agers (8) | School Day Romances (2) | Shock Detective Cases (1) | Shocking Mystery Cases (5) | Spook (6) | Sport Thrills (2) | Startling Terror Tales (9) | Target Western Romances (2) | Terrifying Tales (1) | Terrors of the Jungle (6) | Thrilling Crime Cases (1) | Top Love Stories (1) | True-To-Life Romances (2) | White Rider and Super Horse (2) | One Shots (2)

Story Comics

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Publisher:Story Comics
Comic Books Online:89
Latest Comic Book:Fight Against Crime 10
Titles:Dark Mysteries (21) | Fight Against Crime (16) | Fight Against the Guilty (2) | Fighting War Stories (4) | Mysterious Adventures (22) | Pawnee Bill (3) | Romantic Hearts (17) | Secret Mysteries (4)

Superior

Thumbnail for SuperiorSuperior 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.
Publisher:Superior
Comic Books Online:94
Latest Comic Book:Journey into Fear 02
Titles:Aggie Mack (1) | Black Diamond Western (1) | Brenda Starr (4) | 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 (1) | U.S. Fighting Air Force (10) | One Shots (1)

Toby/Minoan

Thumbnail for Toby/MinoanFrom 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
Publisher:Toby/Minoan
Comic Books Online:109
Latest Comic Book:Great Lover Romances 13
Titles:The Big Top (2) | Billy the Kid (6) | Captain Tootsie (2) | Danger Is Our Business (3) | Dr. Anthony King, Hollywood Love Doctor (1) | Fighting Leathernecks (1) | Great Lover Romances (13) | He-Man (1) | John Wayne Adventure Comics (31) | Meet Merton (4) | Monty Hall (6) | The Purple Claw (3) | Return of the Outlaw (3) | Super Brat (3) | Tales of Horror (13) | Tell It to the Marines (6) | Two-Bit the Wacky Woodpecker (2) | With the Marines (1) | One Shots (8)

Tower Comics

Thumbnail for Tower ComicsHarry 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.
Publisher:Tower Comics
Comic Books Online:28
Latest Comic Book:Tippy Teen 21
Titles:Fight The Enemy (2) | Tippy Teen (10) | Tippy's Friends Go-Go and Animal (9) | Tippys Friend Go-Go (1) | Undersea Agent (6)

Trojan Magazines

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Publisher:Trojan Magazines
Comic Books Online:68
Latest Comic Book:Crime Smashers 09
Titles:Attack! (4) | Beware (15) | Crime Mysteries (9) | Crime Smashers (17) | Western Crime Busters (15) | Youthful Romances (8)

Youthful Magazines

Thumbnail for Youthful MagazinesYouthful 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.
Publisher:Youthful Magazines
Comic Books Online:110
Latest Comic Book:Chilling Tales 13
Titles:Atomic Attack (5) | 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)

Ziff-Davis Publications

Thumbnail for Ziff-Davis PublicationsZiff-Davis Publications 1947-1957
Publisher:Ziff-Davis Publications
Comic Books Online:159
Latest Comic Book:Space Busters 2 (JVJ)
Titles:Alice (2) | Amazing Adventures (6) | Baseball Thrills (2) | Beanbags (1) | 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) | Weird Thrillers (5) | Wild Boy (8) | One Shots (11)

Small Press

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Category:Small Press
Comic Books Online:788
Latest Comic Book:Heart and Soul 01 (JVJ)
Publishers And Titles:A.W. Nugent Publishing Co | Alval Publishers | Anglo-American | Argo Publications | Brown Shoe Co. | Candar Publishing Co | Catechetical Guild Comics | 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/Elliot Publishing | Good Comics, Inc. | Great Comics Publishing | 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 | Norlen Magazines | Oral Roberts | P.L. Publishing | Pentagon Publishing Co. | Peter Wheat Bread and Bakers Associates | R. B. Leffingwell and Co. | Rucker Publications Ltd | Spark | Spotlight Publishers | Stanhall | Stanley Publications | Sterling | Super Publishing | United Features Sydicate (7) | Victory Magazine Corporation | Vital | Wm. H. Wise & Co. | Worth Carnahan

One-Title Publishers

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Publisher:One-Title Publishers
Comic Books Online:251
Latest Comic Book:Catholic Comics v3 02
Titles:A.S. Curtis - One Shots (1) | Able Manufacturing - Super-Dooper Comics (1) | Baily Enterprises - One Shots (1) | Baily Publishing Company - One Shots (4) | Bang-Up Comics - Progressive Publishers (1) | Cambridge House Publishers - One Shots (3) | Canadian Jewish Congress - Jewish War Heroes (3) | Catholic Publications - Catholic Comics (26) | The Challenger - Interfaith Publications; T.C. Comics (1) | The Charles Publishing Co - One Shots (1) | Courage Comics - J. Edward Slavin (2) | Fuller - Poppo of the Popcorn Theatre (13) | Gerona - One Shots (4) | Howard Publications - One Shots (2) | Humor Publishing Co - One Shots (1) | Hyper Publications - Hyper Mystery Comics (2) | Irwin H. Rubin - Witty (2) | Jay-Jay Corporation - Judo Joe (3) | Komos Publications - Superworld Comics (2) | La Salle - One Shots (2) | M. S. Dist - One Shots (2) | Mad Hatter - O. W. Comics Corp (2) | Magazine Village - True Crime Comics (3) | McCombs - Crown Comics (20) | Media Publications - Mister Universe (2) | Nesbit Publishing - Superior Stories (5) | Reston Publications - One Shots (2) | Round Publishing Company - Jamboree (1) | Samuel E. Lowe Co - Well Known Comics (11) | Sig Feuchtwanger - One Shots (2) | Spirit Sections (89) | 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) | Woolworth's (2) | One Shot Publishers (18)

Australian & New Zealand Comics

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Publisher:Australian & New Zealand Comics
Comic Books Online:74
Latest Comic Book:Jet Fury 25
Titles:The Adventures of Captain Havoc and The Phantom Knight (3) | Captain Atom (2) | Catman (2) | 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) | Sir Falcon (2) | Tim Valour (3)

UK Comic Books

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Publisher:UK Comic Books
Comic Books Online:930
Latest Comic Book:Slick Fun Album 1951 (Swan) (UK)
Titles:Arnold Book Company (2) | Fudge & Co. Ltd. (2) | Gerald G. Swan (4) | L. Miller & Son (11) | Ally Sloper's Half Holiday (3) | The Comet (116) | Diamond Adventure Comic (2) | Film Fun (12) | Frogman (3) | The Funny Wonder (3) | Girl (2) | Girls' Crystal (91) | Illustrated Chips (5) | Jester (2) | Knockout (104) | LION (213) | Long Bow (2) | Masterman Comic (3) | The Merry Maker (3) | Oh Boy! (2) | P.C. 49 (3) | Planet Comics (2) | Playbox (2) | School Friend (12) | Secret Service Series (3) | The Silent Three (8) | Spaceman (2) | SUN (129) | Thunderbolt Jaxon (5) | Top Spot (5)
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