golden age

Bizarro Back Issues: The Non-Erotic Adventures Of Kinks Mason
Say what you will about the comics of the first Golden Age boom, but they are almost alarmingly direct, with a tenuous-at-best relationship with the concept of subtlety.

Such is the case with Fight Comics #4, a mag that promised "two fisted adventures of men of action," and delivered exac…
Golden Age Superheroes Return in 'Not Forgotten'
The Golden Age of comics is best remembered for the creation of the iconic superheroes such as Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman. But for every lasting success story, there were other characters who were created and then seemingly forgotten. Whatever happened to those heroes?

A new anthology spear…
Bizarro Back Issues: Captain Marvel's Visit To Columbus, Ohio
The importance of a comic book cover can never really be overstated. It's the first thing a potential reader sees, and especially back before we had solicitations and previews, in the days of newsstands --- and sour-lookin' newsstand owners who were quick to remind you that this ain't…
Ask Chris #282: Getting Into The Golden Age
Q: Aside from laying groundwork, most Golden Age stuff I've read is not very good. Are there any must-reads from the era? -- @TheKize

A: Listen, if you're having trouble getting into Golden Age books, I do not blame you. I've read my fair share of them over the years, and while I def…
Bizarro Back Issues: Dick Briefer's 'Frankenstein' (1941)
The thing about Dick Briefer's Golden Age Frankenstein comics is that if you start reading them from the beginning, there's just enough in there from the novel to make you think that he's doing a straight up adaptation of Mary Shelley. There's familiar stuff about Victor deciding…
Hope Nicholson Brings Back Canadian 1940s Hero Brok Windsor
Canada offers an impressive range of comics talents, but its comic industry has usually been overshadowed by the buying power of the U.S. market -- but for one brief period in modern history. During the Second World War Canada restricted the import of non-essential items -- and that included comic b…
IDW To Reprint Classic Superman Comic Strips
Classic Superman comic strips that have never seen the light of day outside of decades-old newspapers are getting the hardcover treatment from IDW, in partnership with DC Entertainment.
The publisher announced Tuesday it would reprint Sunday strips from the 1940s, '50s and '60s, starting with a volum…
Thought Bubble #4: What ‘Age’ Of Comics Is This?
The comics medium attempts to answer a lot of big questions: What makes someone truly evil? What's wrong with childlike wonder? How, father? How do I do it? What do I use...to make them afraid? In that spirit, ComicsAlliance's Matt Wilson is asking comics creators, retailers and commentato…