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Airboy Archives

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Issues Available:4
Latest Issue:Airboy Archive Part 3 | Uploaded: Aug 5, 2016
Categories:War/Armed Forces | Aviation
Airboy is a fictional flying hero based during the Second World War. He was created by writers Charles Biro and Dick Wood and artist Al Camy.

His name was David Nelson II, the son of an expert pilot and despite his youth an excellent pilot himself. An orphan, Davy was raised in a monastery by Franciscan monk Brother Francis Martier, who was himself a keen flyer. Martier created a revolutionary aircraft that flew by flapping its wings. Unfortunately, Martier was killed while test-flying it, because its fuel lines had been sabotaged. Davy rebuilt the craft, and wearing a uniform left to him by Martier, Davy named himself 'Airboy' and his new plane 'Birdie'. He helped the Allies during World War II, and soon earned the respect of enemy fliers.

Amazing Man

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Latest Issue:Amazing Man Collection 2 | Uploaded: Jun 15, 2012
Amazing-Man (John Aman) is an American Comic Book Superhero whose adventures were published by Centaur Publications during the 1930s and 1940s. Bill Everett is credited with his creation. Amazing-Man first appeared in Amazing-Man Comics #5 (Sept. 1939).

John Aman was an orphan from the West, chosen for his 'superb physical condition' to be raised by monks in Tibet for the first 25 years of his life. Each member of 'The Council of Seven', as the monks were known, trained him to a superhuman degree of physical and mental ability, while also giving him the ability via a chemical solution to disappear into a cloud of green mist, earning him the secondary title of 'The Green Mist'. After completing his final tests, he is sent into the wide world to use his skills and abilities to do good. Opposing Aman, as he was often known, is his nemesis 'The Great Question', a disgruntled member of the Council of Seven.

The Art of Walt Kelly

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Latest Issue:Peter Wheat Omnibus [PWN25-27] | Uploaded: Dec 26, 2015
Walter Crawford Kelly, Jr. (August 25, 1913 - October 18, 1973), better known as 'Walt Kelly', was an American animator and cartoonist, best known for the comic strip 'Pogo'.
He began his animation career in 1936 at Walt Disney Studios as a story man and animator, with credits on 'Pinocchio', 'Fantasia', and 'Dumbo'.
In 1941 Kelly transferred at the age of 28 to work at Dell Comics, where he worked exclusively during the 1940's. During this period, he created 'Pogo', which eventually became his platform for political and philosophical commentary.
He died in 1973 from diabetes complications, following a long and debilitating illness that had cost him a leg.

Billy the Kid (UK Sun) Archives

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Issues Available:3
Latest Issue:Billy the Kid (UK) SUN Collection Pt.3 | Uploaded: Mar 14, 2016
Categories:Adventure | Western | Western Heroes
Billy the Kid, born Henry McCarty, also known as William H. Bonney (September 17, 1859 - July 14, 1881) was an American Old West gunfighter. He is known to have killed eight men. He died from a gunshot wound inflicted by Sheriff Pat Garrett. He was just 21 years old.
A comic strip loosely based on his exploits appeared in the 'Sun' (published by Amalgamated Press Ltd.) between 1952 and 1959, and dominated the cover for the majority of this period.
The characterisation was based on the portrayal by the actor Robert Taylor, in 'Billy the Kid' (1941).

The Black Dwarf Archives

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Latest Issue:Black Dwarf Collection Pt2 | Uploaded: Dec 18, 2015
Categories:Science Fiction
Ex-Professional football player 'Shorty' Wilson retired from the game and decided to use his skills to 'turn the heat on the Underworld'. Taking the name 'The Black Dwarf' he dons a wide brimmed gaucho hat, a monk's robe and a red-lined cape. Shorty had no super powers, but was extremely athletic and an excellent scrapper. He was helped in his war on crime, by his sniper girlfriend Patricia 'Arsenic' Gaynes, explosives expert, Joseph 'Nitro' Lemerise, and the human fly, Terry 'Fly' Holcomb.
He first appeared in Spotlight Comics #01 (November 1944). His adventures were republished and reprinted under the name 'The Blue Monk' By St. John Publications.

Blue Beetle Archives

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Latest Issue:Blue Beetle Comics Compilation Part 6 (of 6) | Uploaded: Apr 17, 2016
The Golden Age Blue Beetle first appeared in Mystery Men Comics #01, published by Fox Comics. His alter ego was Dan Garrett, the son of a Police Officer killed in the line of duty, who himself became a cop.
He originally fought against the Underworld without superpowers, however he had a bulletproof blue costume, made of chain-mail that was described as 'thin and light as silk but stronger than steel'. He also temporarily gained superhuman strength and increased stamina by taking Vitamin 2X.
He intimidated his opponents by leaving his signature scarab symbol where it could easily be found.
He had a side-kick for a short time called Sparkington J. Northrup, better known as 'Sparky'.

Other regular characters were, Joan Mason, a beautiful blonde reporter for 'The Daily Blade', Mike Mannigan, Dan's Irish partner on the force, who was convinced that the 'Blue Beetle' was a member of the criminal fraternity, and Dr. Franz who invented the bullet-proof and the Vitamin 2X formula, as well as many other useful gadgets to assist the 'Blue Beetle'.
The 'Blue Beetles' powers gradually increased, over time, including the ability to fly and x-ray vision, amongst other endowments. As Super-heroes fell out of favour during the late 1940's, his abilities were reduced, until all his super-human powers were removed. His adventures then became darker until eventually the character was put on hold.

Charlton Comics revived the character in the mid-fifties and DC Comics re-introduced the 'Blue Beetle' in the 1980's.

Bulletman Archives

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Latest Issue:Bulletman Archive Vol 16 | Uploaded: Oct 26, 2016
Categories:Superhero | Adventure | Crime
Bulletman is a Golden Age Super Hero. He first appeared in Nickel Comics #01 (May 1940) published by Fawcett Comics.

Bulletman was Jim Barr, the son of a police officer, who was killed in the line of duty, and as a result of this, decided to fight crime. He tried to join the Police Force, but was rejected for physical reasons, but he got a job working in ballistics.
He experimented with chemicals to develop powers for himself. He gained increased muscle mass and brain function. He also invented a 'Gravity Regulator Helmet', which was bullet shaped and gave him his name. It allowed him to fly and deflect bullets. His formula was shown to make him strong enough to smash a tank.
Bulletman created a second helmet for his girlfriend and later wife Susan Kent, daughter of policeman Sergeant Kent. She adopted the name Bulletgirl. The helmet is shown to be so strong that when Bulletgirl was run over by a Nazi tank, she was only knocked out.
Bulletman and Bulletgirl regularly battled villains such as, Joker, Weeper, Shade, and Doctor Light. They also appeared a few times with Captain Marvel and his family.

Capt. Marvel Archives

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Latest Issue:Capt. Marvel Whiz Archives Vol 13 | Uploaded: Mar 15, 2017
'Captain Marvel' was a Golden Age Super-hero, who was arguably Superman's greatest comic book rival during the 1940's, even surpassing him in sales at one point. He first appeared in Whiz Comics #02 (1940), published by Fawcett Comics. He was created by writer, Bill Parker and artist C.C. Beck.

His alter ego was Billy Batson, an orphaned teenage radio broadcaster and orphan. He was brought by a magic train to an underground lair, where he met the mysterious wizard 'Shazam'. The wizard gives him superpowers to combat the forces of evil. To use these powers all Billy had to do was say the wizard's name 'Shazam!'

Captain Marvel's main foe was Dr. Sivana, a mad scientist bent on world domination. Captain Marvel also fought Captain Nazi, Ibac, and the despicable Mister Mind and his Monster Society of Evil. During World War II, he even fought Adolf Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo.

Captain Marvel was assisted in his fight against crime and evil by the 'Marvel Family', which included Billy's twin sister Mary, who becomes 'Mary Marvel' when she says 'Shazam'. It also includes Freddy Freeman, who after being mortally wounded by Captain Nazi, was given the power to become Captain Marvel Jr. when he says 'Captain Marvel'.
Captain Marvel has the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles, and the speed of Mercury.

The character now appears in DC Comics, who hold the trade-marks for the names 'Shazam' and 'Billy Batson', however as Marvel Comics owns the trademark for the name 'Captain Marvel' (for a different character) DC comics renamed the comic book Shazam!

Capt. Marvel Jnr Archives

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Latest Issue:Capt. Marvel Jnr Compilation Vol 10 | Uploaded: Mar 7, 2017
Captain Marvel Jr. first appeared in Whiz Comics #25 in December 1941. He is a member of the Marvel Family team of super-heroes headed by Captain Marvel.
Original published by Fawcett and later by DC comics, Captain Marvel Jr.'s alter-ego was Freddy Freeman, a crippled newsboy saved by Captain Marvel from the villainous Captain Nazi.
Captain Marvel Jr. derived his powers from Captain Marvel himself, while the other members of the family obtained their powers from the wizard 'Shazam'.
By uttering the name 'Captain Marvel', Freddy is transformed into Captain Marvel Jr. Unlike Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel Jr., remains a teenager in his altered form.

Captain Wings Archives

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Latest Issue:Captain Wings Archive Vol.4 (Fiction House) | Uploaded: May 3, 2016
Categories:War/Armed Forces | Aviation
Captain Wings first appeared in Wings Comics #16 (December 1941) published by Fiction House. Written and created by Major T.E. Bowen.
His alter-ego is plain Captain Smith, who was both a special agent and a R.A.F. veteran. In his many adventures, the heroic pilot Captain Wings fought villains ranging from the Nazis to Communists and even space aliens.

However, starting with Wings Comics #23 the character undergoes a change of personality and background.
He is now Captain Boggs of the American Airforce, who during the Blitz over England fell subject to 'Blackouts' and was sent back to the USA to desk duty.
Frustrated he flies his own P-51 Mustang and wages his own private war on the Japanese and various costumed criminals. After the war he continues to fight Communists and U.F.O.s.

Charlie Chan Archives

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Latest Issue:Charlie Chan Stories from Quality's Feature Comics | Uploaded: May 4, 2015
Categories:Crime | Detective
The character of Charlie Chan was originally created by Earl Derr Biggers in 1919, while visiting Hawaii. He was inspired to create a Chinese-American police officer, as an alternative to the stereotypical Asian 'Yellow Peril' villains, in particular 'Fu-Manchu'.
He has appeared in six novels written by Earl Derr Biggers. The character has also appeared in many Feature Films, Radio Drama and Television Series, frequently assisted or hindered by 'Number One Son'.
He has also appeared in numerous comic books almost continually from 1940 through to 1960 and then sporadically afterwards. They include, Big Shot Comics published by Columbia Comics, Favorite Funnies published by DynaPubs Enterprises, Feature Comics published by Quality Comics and many versions entitled Charlie Chan Comics.

The Complete Torchy

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Issues Available:6
Latest Issue:The Complete Torchy part 5 | Uploaded: Apr 25, 2015
Categories:Children/Teenagers | Humor | Leading Ladies
Torchy's first appearance was as a comic strip in the Fort Hamilton Base newspaper in 1944. Her comic book debut was in Quality Comics' 'Doll Man' #8 in 1946. She was created by Bill Ward in 1944.

Torchy Todd, was the blonde bombshell that all the men loved. She began her long and colourful life mainly as a morale booster for the US Army. She is one of the most risqué comic characters of The Golden Age!

Torchy's depiction changed from story to story. Sometimes she was naive and didn't realise the effect she had on men. Other times she understood that effect, but couldn't quite get her head around the reason why she had it. Yet in other stories, Torchy deliberately used her assets to her own advantage.

Daredevil Archives

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Latest Issue:Daredevil - The Complete Archive Part 6 | Uploaded: Jul 27, 2016
Not to be confused with the Marvel character, this Daredevil is an American comic book superhero that starred in popular comics from Lev Gleason Publications during the 1930s-1940s.

In his debut appearance in Silver Streak #06 (September 1940), he was introduced as Bart Hill, who as a child had been rendered mute by the shock of seeing his father murdered and himself being branded with a hot iron. Orphaned, he grew up to become a marksman with the boomerang, in homage to the boomerang-shaped scar left on his chest. He wore a pale yellow and dark blue costume.

In the following issue Silver Streak #07 (January 1941), only Hill's identity, spiked belt, and the boomerang remained, the mute angle was dropped without explanation, and his original costume of pale yellow and dark blue was redesigned to a dark red and blue. In Daredevil #018 (August 1943) his origin was re-written to show him being brought up by Australian Aborigines in the Outback.

Dixon Hawke

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Issues Available:26
Latest Issue:The Trap That Hawke Set | Uploaded: Jun 28, 2017
Compilations of Dixon Hawke stories from Adventure.
This section complements the Dixon Hawke Library section in "Pulp Fiction".

Eagle and Buddy Archives

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Latest Issue:The Eagle and Buddy Compilation Part 4 | Uploaded: Feb 4, 2016
Introduced in Science Comics #01 (Fox) February 1940, 'The Eagle' was a short-lived but memorable character of 'The Golden Age'. Last appearance in January 1942.

He appeared in Science Comics 01-08, Weird Comics 08-20 and The Eagle 01-04.

Bill Powers was a young scientist who had developed a chemical that applied to some wings made them stronger than steel and lighter than air. In his early appearance his costume changed from issue to issue, sometimes he was bare chested, another time in a red body-suit and yet another blue. He was briefly renamed Ted Powers in issue #02 of Science Comics, but reverted back to Bill Powers by issue #03.

One of the many red-white-and-blue heroes of the Golden Age of Comics, 'The Eagle' stands among the greatest - using his strength, agility, courage and morals to protect those in need, fight against the enemies of America, and defeat crime on the home shores. Unlike other Super-heroes of the time 'The Eagle' was willing to kill his enemies.

His side-kick named Buddy wore a similar costume and in some stories was referred to as 'Young Eagle'. Bill Powers' girlfriend is Sally Caldwell.

'The Eagle' battled many foes, including the likes of the Beast, the Gimp and the Scarecrow.


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Latest Issue:Julio Ribera en El Coyote | Uploaded: Jul 26, 2017
Excellent compilations of classic Spanish strips and comics, featuring excellent art and story. Grateful thanks for producing and hosting these resources to:-

Firehair Archives

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Latest Issue:Firehair Golden Age Archives V5 | Uploaded: Dec 29, 2012
Categories:Western | Leading Ladies
'Firehair' first appeared in Rangers Comics #21 (Fiction-House) February 1945. She appeared in every issue up to issue #65 (May 1952). She also appeared in eleven issues of her own quarterly title from 1948 to 1952

She is first seen travelling with her Bostonian father, who is killed in Texas by outlaws disguised as Red Indians. Left for dead, she is found by a member of the real Indian tribe. They nurse her back to health, but discover she has lost her memory. Raised by the tribe, she masters many of their native skills and is soon better than anyone else around.

'Firehair' is very strong and athletic and is a fierce and capable hand to hand fighter, often beating male opponents. She is also an accomplished horse rider and quickly tamed a wild stallion, which she named 'Devil's Eye'. She is also skilled at using a knife, bow and arrow and a revolver.

'Firehair' eventually regains her memory where she discovers her real name is Lynn Cabot and travels back to Boston to claim her inheritance, but soon discovers she prefers life in the West and returns to continue fighting outlaws.

The Flame Archives

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Latest Issue:The Flame Wonderworld Comics Part 3 (of 3) | Uploaded: Feb 25, 2016
'The Flame' made his first appearance in Wonderworld Comics #03 (Fox Features) July 1939. He continued to appear until the final issue (#33) in January 1942. He also appeared in his own publication for eight issues, between January 1940 to June 1942.

'The Flame's' secret identity is Gary Preston. When Gary was a baby, his father Charteris Preston worked as a missionary in China. Charteris Preston was washed away in a flood, but managed to save baby Gary by placing him in a basket. The basket was washed downstream to Tibet, where Gary was rescued by a group of lamas. They raised Gary, where they trained him in their mystical ways. When he reached adulthood, Gary returned to America to fight crime as 'The Flame.'

Thanks to his training, 'The Flame' has the ability to control fire and heat. He can raise his own body temperature to the point where he can burst into flames, or melt bullets. He can control and direct any flame in his presence. He can also teleport from place to place by appearing inside of any fire source, no matter the size. 'The Flame's' one weakness is water, which can severely weaken him.

It should be noted that he actually appeared in publication before 'The Human Torch'.

In Wonderworld Comics #30 (October 1941) 'The Flame' was joined by a female sidekick, 'Flame Girl' who was secretly his girlfriend Linda Dale, who was given similar powers by 'The Flame' when Gary Preston was injured and feared he would die. He recovered and they continued fighting crime as a duo.

Fox Features Archives

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Latest Issue:Fox Features Presents 10 | Uploaded: Jan 27, 2016
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Fox Features Archives #01
The Birdman first appeared in Weird Comics #01 (Apr 1940). His last appearance was in Weird Comics #04 (June 1940).
A young Indian in the American Southwest, who not only flies but has the keen senses of a bird of prey.
He is apparently descended from an ancient Indian god. Armed with bow and arrow and knife he is a skilled fighter with or without his weapons.

Fox Feature Archives #02
Electro appeared in only one issue of Teen Ventures #17 (Dec 1950).
Electro otherwise known as Richard Darrow a famous inventor can become Electro, the master of electricity!

Fox Feature Archives #03
Bishop And Halo only appeared in Blue Beetle #24 (Aug 1943).
Halo was a crime fighter who disguised himself as a bishop.

Kalkor appeared in Fantastic Comics #22 and #23 (Sept/Nov 1941).
Kalkor was to be a high priest of Isis in Ancient Egypt, but a high priestess named Nagana, also known as the Queen of Evil, wanted him to forego his vows and rule Thebes by her side. Kalkor resisted her temptation and remained faithful to Isis. He confronted Nagana resulting in both the temple and city being destroyed, and Nagana becoming a statue.
3,000 years later, Nagana was found by archaeologists and was revived. In order to combat the Queen of Evil, Isis returned her faithful servant Kalkor to life. In order to blend in, Kalkor took on the civilian guise of John Kerry.

Lu-Nar The Moon Man appeared in Wonderworld Comics 28-33 (1941).
Lu-Nar or Lunar is an alien with some super-strength who crashed on earth and has some difficulty understanding our way of life. Beansie a cab driver befriends him and keeps a watchful eye on him.

Fox Feature Archives #04
Blackbird appeared in Blue Beetle #09 (Oct 1941).
Jake Baxter is the inventor and pilot of his own special airplane and is the heroic Blackbird when trouble arises. He's helped out by his mechanic Raftery.

Black Fury first appeared in Fantastic Comics #17 (Apr 1941).
The second incarnation of Black Fury was the alter ego of John Perry, gossip columnist for the Daily Clarion. Perry used his newspaper connections to uncover information on crime and corruption, which he would then fight in his costumed form. He had no superpowers, and was assisted by Chuck Marley (Kid Fury), the son of a slain policeman.

Fox Feature Archives #05
The Tumbler made his appearances in Green Mask 07 & 08 (1941).
Lee Brothers is a superb acrobat and trapeze artist for the circus. After an incident with criminals who killed his old trainer Sockey, the underworld thinks he is dead. He takes on the name of John Dowe and makes up a costume to become a mystery man using his circus performing name, the Tumbler.

Fox Feature Archives #06
Bronze Man appeared in Blue Beetle 42 & 44 (No issue 43). Major Randy Ronald is an ace of aces whose face was marred when escaping from the enemy and is presumed dead by the general public. In reality he goes around wearing the impassive bronze mask and waging war against injustice.

Thor appeared in Weird Comics 01-05 (1940).
Grant Farrel, an ordinary mortal is suddenly invested with the supernatural powers of the ancient god, Thor, son of Odin, supreme ruler of Valhalla!

Fox Feature Archives #07
Merciless the Sorceress appeared in All Your Comics #01 (Spring 1946)
The second version of Merciless the Sorceress was ruler of the land of Volcano People. Her enemies included Captain Bob Darlington, his assistant 'the Professor', and his pilot 'Happy' Jack Smiles. Her powers included transforming men into animals, being bulletproof, disintegration, flight, and numerous other powers.

Fox Feature Archives #08
The Black Rider, decked in black with a mask, Jack Cody is a modern western cowboy riding his horse Black Devil.
He first appeared in Weird Comics #17 (Aug 1941).

Night Bird aka newspaper photographer 'Lens' Crockett is secretly the non-powered mystery-man Night Bird. He is frequently paired up with lady reporter Dell Daniels.
He first appeared in Green Mask #06 (Aug 1941).

Typhon is a two-fisted type who is an undersea adventurer and inventor and commander of various submarines.
He first appeared in Weird Comics #01 (Apr 1940).

Frank Thomas Archives

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Issues Available:11
Latest Issue:Frank Thomas Archives v2 - The Complete Eye (Centaur) | Uploaded: Mar 16, 2017
Categories:Mixed Bag
Publication History:Issues: 4 |  Sequence: #1 - #4 |  Dates: Jul 1936 - Nov 1936
External Links:Grand Comics Database

The Green Hornet Archives

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Latest Issue:Green Hornet Archive vol. 04 | Uploaded: Nov 21, 2015
Categories:Masked/Mystery Men | Crime
The Green Hornet first appeared on the radio in 1936.

His first appearance in comic books was December 1940, originally published by Heinit Comics it ran for six issues, when it was taken over by Harvey comics, where it ran until issue #47 (September 1949). 'The Green Hornet' has since appeared in numerous comic book publications to this day.

'The Green Hornet's' alter ego is Britt Reid a crusading newspaper publisher by day and vigilante by night, helping him in this is his oriental sidekick Kato. They have a souped-up automobile called 'The Black Beauty' and a gun that shoots knock-out gas. His night-time activities soon have the police on his trail and he's thought to be on the side of crime, a reputation he encourages.

It transpires that 'The Green Hornet' (Britt Reid) is a direct descendant of 'The Lone Ranger' (Real name John Reid). According to sources, John Reid took charge of his dead brother's son Dan Reid Jr. who subsequently inherited the Reid family Silver Mine and with this fortune, bought 'The Daily Sentinel'. Dan's son, Britt, later becomes the newspaper's publisher. He also takes up the family legacy of fighting crime as 'The Green Hornet'.

Green Mask Archives

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Latest Issue:Green Mask II Compilation Part 2 | Uploaded: Mar 15, 2016
The Green Mask came in two different guises, both of whom were published by Fox Features.

The Green Mask (i) debuted in Mystery Men Comics #01 (August 1939) and his final appearance was in Mystery Men Comics #31 (February 1942). He also appeared in his own comic 'The Green Mask' 01-09 (1940-1942).

Originally his identity was kept secret from the readers as well, his real identity known only to a newspaperman, who could contact him when needed.

He was eventually revealed to be Michael Shelby, whose father was a crusading Congressman who was gunned down by the 'Grim Circle'. Michael is mortally wounded during the attack and family friend Professor Lascomb rushes to save the young man and subjects him to his untested Vita-Ray machine. The machine subjects him to a super-charge, and when he comes to, Shelby is not only healed but he's a miracle man, with super-strength, invulnerability and the ability to fly.

He vows vengeance on his father's murderers and all crime and decides to take up an identity that will strike terror in the hearts of criminals, 'The Green Mask'. He is assisted by his side-kick, 'Domino, The Miracle Boy' who after getting hurt in an explosion, which was meant for 'The Green Mask' is subjected to the same treatment but doesn't gain all the same powers as he cannot fly. Shelby's girl-friend is Olivia Tracy.

The Green Mask (ii) made his first appearance in Green Mask #10 (August 1944). His last appearance was in Green Mask #17 (November 1946).

In this incarnation, 'The Green Mask' is secretly Johnny Green. He is the son of a previous Green Mask, named Walter Green, who is serving in the army in Europe.

Johnny is a shy bespectacled teenager often taunted as a 'sissy boy' by his high school peers. He transforms into an adult 'Green Mask' whenever he becomes angry and cries out at any display of injustice 'Eee-ow!'. He changes back once he has completed his mission, grows tired and yawns, waking up as Johnny Green again. While some stories had him aware of his alter-ego, others indicated that he either didn't remember anything he did while transformed, or simply saw them as only a dream.

He has a dog named Curly and a much more out-going and courageous girlfriend named Suzie who is unaware of his alter-ego, but is a big fan of 'The Green Mask'.

The Hawk Archives

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Latest Issue:The Hawk Archive Vol 19 | Uploaded: May 26, 2017
Categories:Adventure | Pirates | Water/Boats
The Hawk first appeared in Feature Funnies #03 (Quality), however after issue #12 of Feature Funnies, 'The Hawk' jumped ship to Jumbo Comics (Fiction House). He appeared in 74 issues, continually until issue #65, then intermittently until his final appearance in issue #127 (September 1949).

In the 17th Century, 'The Hawk' is an escaped galley slave who brings together a group of other escaped slaves to become the freedom fighting pirates 'Hawks of the Seas'. He is helped primarily by 'Fluth' and the Native American 'Sagua'.

The Heap Golden Age Archives

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Latest Issue:The Heap Golden Age Archive - Part 1 | Uploaded: Aug 9, 2016
The Heap first appeared in Air Fighters Comics #03 (Hillman) December 1942. Initially as a recurring character in the Sky Wolf strip, he then got his own strip. His final appearance was in issue #22 (Fall 1945)

German ace Baron Eric von Emmelman is shot down during World War One. He lands in a swamp and merges with the vegetation to become a hulking and nearly mindless muck monster, 'The Heap'.

Hopalong Cassidy Archives

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Latest Issue:Hopalong Cassidy, Tom Mix, Rod Cameron From Master Comics | Uploaded: Feb 8, 2014
Categories:Western | Western Stars
Hopalong Cassidy was a western character originally created by Clarence E. Mulford in 1904. Initially the character was rude, dangerous and rough talking. He had a wooden leg, which made him walk with a little hop, hence the nickname.
When he first appeared in the movies in 1935, played by the actor William Boyd, the character was now portrayed as a clean-cut, sober hero, whose nickname came after being shot in the leg. The character wore black from head to toe, an exception to the rule that only villains wore black hats.

His first outing in comic books was as a 'One-Shot' in 1943 by Fawcett Publications. This was followed by a series which ran for 84 issues between 1946-1953.

Hydroman Archives

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Latest Issue:Hydroman Golden Age Archive III (of III) | Uploaded: May 18, 2013
Hydroman was created by Bill Everett and appeared in Eastern Color's Reg 'lar Fellers Heroic Comics #1-29 (August 1940-March 1945).
Everett drew the first nine stories and was succeeded by Ben Thompson who was in turn succeeded by H. C. Kiefer.
These archives showcase all of Hydroman's stories as well as the Rainbow Boy crossover stories.

IBIS The Invincible Archives

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Latest Issue:IBIS The Invincible Vol 10 | Uploaded: Mar 3, 2017
Ibis the Invincible first appeared in Whiz Comics #02 (February 1940) published by Fawcett Comics. He appeared in 43 issues of Whiz Comics and in 6 issues of his own magazine.
Like many magician superheroes introduced in the Golden Age of Comics, Ibis owes much to the popular comic strip character Mandrake the Magician.

Ibis begins his life as Amentep, a prince of ancient Egypt who was in love with the beautiful Princess Taia of Thebes. As a young man, Amentep is given the 'Ibistick', a talisman of incredible power, by the Egyptian god Thoth. Taia, is shot by a poisoned arrow by a cruel magician known as The Black Pharoh after refusing to marry him. Using his 'Ibistick', Amentep places Taia in suspended animation to allow her to heal. He casts a similar spell upon himself, hoping to be present when Taia revives.

4000 years later, the mummy of Amentep returns to life in an American museum in 1940. Now called 'Ibis', he sets out in search of Taia, eventually finding her at another museum. Now the couple are reunited, he now seeks to adjust to this new world, Ibis uses his vast powers to become a crimefighter.

illustrations from Spanish Pulps

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Latest Issue:El Ultimo Vampiro | Uploaded: Oct 12, 2016
Categories:Adventure | Science Fiction | Crime | Science Fiction
Collections of covers and interior illustrations from Spanish pulps, c. 1930's, featuring winged villains; hooded mystery men and women; an adventuress and a superhero.

Iron Jaw Archives

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Categories:Crime | Spy/Espionage
Iron Jaw first appeared in Boy Comics #03 (April 1942) published by Lev Gleason. He made a further 21 times appearances.

An incident during WWI left a German soldier by the name of Von Schmidt horribly disfigured and doctors were forced to replace his jaw with one of metal. A villainous Nazi killer who has been reported dead many times. His most relentless foe is Chuck Chandler better known as 'The Crimebuster'. Iron Jaw could apparently take a large amount of punishment, such as a chair breaking across his head without flinching.

Jim Tyer Collection

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Categories:Humor | Funny Animals
Jim Tyer (1904-1976) was an animator and occasional comic book artist. He began his career in the late 1920s working for Van Beuren studios on 'Aesop's Fables' until the mid 1930s.
He was with Fleischer and Famous Studios in the 1940s but is best known for his work for Terrytoons throughout the second half of the 1940s and the 1950s animating characters such as 'Tom Terrific', 'Heckle and Jeckle' and 'Mighty Mouse'. In the early 1960s he worked for Trans-Lux Productions on 'Felix the Cat' and 'Mighty Hercules' cartoons for television.

Kaanga Archives

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Kannga first appeared in Jungle Comics #01 (January 1940) published by Fiction House. He appeared in all 163 issues of Jungle Comics. He appeared in his own title as well, Kaanga Comics, which ran for 20 issues.

Classed as one of the most successful of the comic book Tarzan clones, Kaanga is a white boy orphaned when his family and the members of their expedition are slaughtered in the Congo.
The boy is adopted and raised by a tribe of 'ape-men'. As an adult, he meets up with a group of white explorers who re-educate him in their ways and he falls in love with one of them, Ann Mason. The pair marry and live in the jungle fighting all sorts of evil from rogue animals, witch doctors, smugglers, poachers, and Nazis.

The Loony World Of Alan Fraser

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Minute Man Archives

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Latest Issue:Minute Man Archive Vol 11 | Uploaded: Feb 15, 2017
Minute-Man was originally published by Fawcett Comics in Master Comics #11 (February 1941). He appeared a further 19 times in Master Comics and 7 times in America's Greatest Comics.

Minute-Man was named after the minutemen of the American Revolution and he wore an American flag-inspired costume.
Jack Weston is summoned to the office of his guardian General Wilton. With war looming, Jack receives a special commission, to become the costumed Minute-Man to fight spies and saboteurs and other menaces to America at a minute's notice. He joins the US Army as a lowly private and only General Wilton knows his secret. He has no powers, but has trained himself to the pinnacle of human perfection.

Phantom Lady Archives

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Categories:Crime | Leading Ladies
Phantom Lady first appeared in Police Comics #01 (Aug, 1941) published by Quality Publications.
The character appeared a further 23 times in Police Comics and in 11 issues of her own named magazine Phantom Lady. Numbering for this publication started at issue #13 - numbering continuing from Wotalife which finished at issue #12.
She also appeared briefly in Feature Comics (issues 69-71) as part of a crossover with 'Spider Widow' and 'The Raven'.
Her last appearance in the Golden Age was in Phantom Lady #23 (April 1949)

Her alter ego was Sandra Knight, the beautiful daughter of U.S. Senator Henry Knight. This first issue established that it was not her first appearance as the Phantom Lady, but it did not go into her origin. When the character was resurrected decades later by DC Comics she was given a proper origin, which was altered several times to give Sandra a more active role.
Sandra Knight assumed the identity of Phantom Lady, 'Mistress Of The Dark', in a costume consisting of a green cape and the equivalent of a one-piece yellow swimsuit. She used a 'black light projector', a device which allowed her to blind her enemies and make herself invisible. She drove a car whose headlights also projected black light when necessary. She was sometimes assisted by her fiance, Donald Borden, an agent of the U.S. State Department.

RangerHouse Archives

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Latest Issue:003 - The Complete Purple Zombie | Uploaded: Jan 6, 2016
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Rocketman Archives

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Latest Issue:Rocketman Archive Pt.2 | Uploaded: Dec 3, 2013
Rocket Man made his first appearance in Scoop Comics #01 (Nov 1941) published by Harry 'A' Chesler). The character appeared twice more in Scoop Comics, issues #02 and #03. He also appeared in Punch Comics, issues 09 - 21 and single appearances in Red Seal Comics #22 (Dec 1947) and Hello Pal Comics #01 (Jan 1943).

Inventor Cal Martin creates a rocket pack that allows him to jet through the air. He builds one for himself and his girlfriend Doris Dalton. Together they fight crime and the Germans as Rocket Man and Rocketgirl in matching costumes.
In Punch Comics, Cal's job was that of a lawyer.

Samson and David Archive

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Samson first appeared in Fantastic Comics #01 (Dec 1939) published by Fox Feature Syndicate. The original writer is believed to be Will Eisner, although he was un-credited. He appeared in all 23 issues of Fantastic Comics.
He was featured in his own title Samson for six issues (Sep 1940 - Sep 1941). He also appeared in Big 3 Comics for seven issues. His last appearance was in Big 3 Comics (January 1942).

Samson, had no alter ego, although he was called 'Sam', the few times he was shown wearing street clothes. He was a direct descendant of the biblical figure. Like his ancestor, Samson had immense strength and endurance, but could lose his powers when his hair was cut. Samson only learned about his heritage when he was a grown man, after his mother revealed his ancestry.

In issue #10 of Fantastic Comics, Samson gained a young side-kick whom he named David, his real name was never revealed. David had no apparent superpowers yet was the sole survivor of a plane crash. Orphaned after the crash, Samson took him into his care. David's role mainly consisted of being rescued by Samson after being captured by criminals.

Sky Girl Archives

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Categories:Adventure | Aviation
Sky Girl's first appearance was in Jumbo Comics #68 (Oct 1944) published by Fiction House. She appeared in Jumbo Comics until issue #129 (Nov 1949).

Ginger Maguire, nicknamed Sky Girl, was the star of several World War II aviation adventures, though was apparently not 'the sharpest knife in the drawer'.
She was constantly in search of a husband as well as a career in aviation. She eventually managed to get a job, ferrying military equipment around the Pacific. Although she could fly a plane, just not very well, so she often crashed planes and caused property damage.
Post-war, Sky Girl got a job as a waitress at an airport cafe and dyed her hair blonde, but still continued to have aerial adventures.

Space Rangers Archives

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The Space Rangers first appeared in Planet Comics #26 (Sept 1943) published by Fiction House.

Due to wartime paper shortages, the page count on Planet Comics was reduced. Fiction House rather than drop any of their regular characters, decided to combine two of their most popular, Flint Baker (Issues 01-25) and Reef Ryan (Issues 13-25) to become 'The Space Rangers'.

Spy Smasher Archives

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Spy Smasher first appeared in Whiz Comics #02 (Feb 1940) published by Fawcett Comics. He also appeared in his own named magazine Spy Smasher for a total of 11 issues (Sep 1941 - Feb 1943).
He appeared a further 61 times in Whiz Comics, 12 times in Men Of Mystery Comics and 8 times in America's Greatest Comics.

Spy Smasher a character along the same lines as Batman and the Blue Beetle. Spy Smasher, real name Alan Armstrong was a wealthy sportsman who was also a master detective. He was engaged to Eve Corby, whose father was an admiral in the U.S. Naval intelligence division. The Admiral confided in Alan that a recent spate of apparent accidents could be the work of spies. Alan decided to combat them as Spy Smasher.
His wealth and extensive knowledge of aviation, made it possible to construct a specialised vehicle he called the 'Gyrosub', a combination of an autogyro, a speedboat and a submarine.
His costume was originally a military styled Khaki uniform with goggles and a red cape. In 1942 this was altered to all green with a red diamond emblem on the chest.
As Spy Smasher, Alan fought such villains as The Mask, Dark Angel, America-Smasher, Red Death and Tigress I.

Tiger Girl Archives

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Categories:Jungle | Adventure | Leading Ladies
Tiger Girl first appeared in Fight Comics #32 (June 1944) published by Fiction House.
She appeared a further 33 times in Fight comics, plus 12 appearances in Jungle Girls and 11 appearances in Jungle Comics.
Tiger Girl, also known as Princess Vishnu, was a jungle girl from India. She was accompanied by her companions, Benzali, a tiger, and Abdola, an Indian man. She carried a whip and possessed a tiger ring, which gave her great strength if she looked at it.

Tom Mix Stories

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Thomas Edwin Mix (January 6, 1880 - October 12, 1940) was an American film actor and the star of many early Western movies between 1909 and 1935.
Mix appeared in 291 films, only nine of which were talkies. He was Hollywood's first Western super-star and was a major influence in defining the Western in the early days of the cinema.

Tom Mix appeared in a number of publications bearing his name, as well as featuring in Master Comics and Wow Comics both published by Fawcett Publications.

V-Man Archives

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Categories:Superhero | Masked/Mystery Men
V-Man first appeared V...Comics #01 (Jan 1942) published by Fox Feature Syndicate. V...Comics only lasted two issues. V-Man then appeared 7 times in The Blue Beetle starting with issue #13 (Aug 1942).

During World War II, American Jerry Steele on a secret mission is captured by the Germans and put in a prisoner-of-war camp. He managed to free himself and the rest of the prisoners. Unfortunately he was recaptured and apparently executed, however, a peasant was able to bring him back to life with a herbal remedy and smuggle him to a safe refuge. There, a man named Father Duroc asked Steele to take an oath called the V-Pledge. Steele was suddenly possessed of great physical and mental fitness and courage, and was garbed in a patriotic costume. As V-Man, he fought enemy soldiers in Europe and England. His principal gimmick was a miniature radio in his ring.
Back in the States, he forms his own organisation of youths in defence of America, the V-Boys Defence Corps. The V-Boys, who each wore a sweater with a large V on the front. The V-Boys were aware of V-Man's secret identity and communicated with him using the aforementioned ring.

Weird Stories of the Supernatural Archives

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Latest Issue:Weird Stories of the Supernatural Archives Vol 14 | Uploaded: Apr 18, 2017
Weird Stories Of The Supernatural appeared as a regular feature in Jumbo Comics published by Fiction House. It began as 'The Diary of Dr. Hayward' in Jumbo Comics #01 (Sept 1938) and continued until issue #09 when it became 'Weird Stories Of The Supernatural'. It featured the same characters as in the previous strip, Dr. Hayward, Stuart Taylor and his girlfriend Laura.

Despite its title, 'Weird Stories of the Supernatural' was basically a time-travel series, although many of the adventures had a mysterious aspect to it.

Yarko the Great Archives

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Categories:Crime | Adventure
Yarko The Great first appeared in Wonder Comics #02 (June 1939) published by Fox Publications. He was created by the legendary Will Eisner.
Wonder Comics was renamed Wonderworld Comics for issue #03. Yarko The Great appeared in all of the issues (#03-33). He made further appearances in The Blue Beetle #01 and Samson #04-05.

Yarko The Great was a stage magician with real magical powers. Travelling all over the world, he fought crime and injustice, as well as supernatural menaces, wherever he went. Yarko performed magic with gestures as well as spells (sometimes backward) but his power resided primarily in his eyes. When his eyes were covered, he was powerless.
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The Red Comet Archive Volume 1 (Fiction House) 65 lazarus06 Oct 4, 2013 16.33 2752 76
The Red Comet Archive Volume 2 (Fiction House) 72 lazarus06 Oct 4, 2013 46.11 2090 75
The Red Spider 453-466 43 hoover Nov 15, 2016 22.86 709 33
THE SEARCH FOR THE SHADOW OF A TOWN 56 hoover Feb 16, 2016 43.72 1068 36
THE SHARK 156 Lancelott Feb 3, 2016 39.56 1289 68
The Son of The Electric Shadow 37 paw broon Feb 24, 2016 19.57 1402 84
THOR 1940 69 Lancelott Feb 6, 2016 40.14 2106 94
Tiger Girl Archive Pt.1 211 prime user Jul 13, 2016 81.49 1007 66
Tom Mix Stories - Crackajack Archive 70 prime user Aug 11, 2016 36.47 1157 63
U.S. Jones Compilation Part 1 76 mr_goldenage Feb 4, 2016 81.50 1433 77
U.S. Jones Compilation Part 2 58 mr_goldenage Feb 5, 2016 65.84 1120 71
V FOR VENGEANCE 1 71 hoover Feb 16, 2016 57.11 1358 43
VEP Comics -funny animal stories by Victor Pazmino 45 Nenslo Jun 13, 2013 29.31 2838 52
Was It The Gorilla? 37 hoover Mar 2, 2016 30.71 1235 36
Whiz Wilson Vol 1 46 Roygbiv666 / josemas Aug 4, 2012 27.85 3414 65
Woman In Red Archive Volume 1 44 lazarus06 / josemas Aug 4, 2012 12.76 5124 133
Woman In Red Archive Volume 2 82 lazarus06 Apr 6, 2014 33.02 2872 97
Wraith Complete Archive 35 Roygbiv666 / josemas Aug 4, 2012 15.23 4753 127
Zanzibar the Magician compilation Part 1 71 mr_goldenage Feb 13, 2016 67.31 1296 92
Zanzibar the Magician Part 2 98 mr_goldenage Feb 14, 2016 84.61 1188 81
Zero the Silent, the first story 44 hoover / paw broon Jan 6, 2016 28.41 2068 84
ZORRO, A Double Bill 21 Mania dos quadradinhos / paw broon Jun 26, 2017 7.33 413 19
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