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    Namor fights the Klan in Sub-Mariner Comics #17 (Fall 1945). Art by Allen Simon.

    Namor fights the Klan in Sub-Mariner Comics #17 (Fall 1945). Art by Allen Simon.

    — 1 week ago with 60 notes
    #namor  #sub-mariner  #timely  #allen simon  #race relations 

    Over the weekend, author Saladin Ahmed posted images from the a story in The Eagle #2 (Fox Publications, 1941). I guess others have noted Spider-Queen and her web-shooting bracelets before, but I’d never even heard of the character.

    The Spider-Queen stories are credited to one Elsa Lisau. There seems to be an online consensus (no idea where it came from) that it’s a pseudonym for Louis and Arturo Cazeneuve.

    Bear with me for a moment while I backtrack to tell you about Cazeneuve.

    In 1940, Fox Publications editor Joe Simon gathered some of his colleagues to moonlight on a project with Martin Goodman’s Timely Comics (which would later become Marvel Comics). Red Raven #1 included an adventure starring the title character—a collaboration between Simon and Louis Cazeneuve—and two stories by Jack Kirby, in his Timely debut.

    Red Raven bombed—replaced on the schedule, I believe, by The Human Torch—and months later, Cazeneuve was still working for Fox, where Spider-Woman was published.

    But within a few months Simon and Kirby soon delivered a new hero and began working exclusively for Timely/Marvel.

    The hero, of course, was Captain America.









    — 2 weeks ago with 189 notes
    #golden age  #fox features syndicate  #spider-queen  #spider-man  #steve ditko  #jack kirby  #joe simon  #stan lee  #louis cazeneuve  #elsa lineau  #captain america  #silver spider  #harvey  #timely 

    Time to join the Fred Guardineer Fan Club, if you haven’t already.

    Moon-Man in MYSTIC COMICS #5, March 1941. Art by Fred Guardineer.

    — 2 weeks ago with 184 notes
    #Moon-man  #my  #Mystic Comics  #fred guardineer  #timely  #insane panels 
    Do you want a KICK out of your reading? Marvel Mystery Comics does a painless job.”House ad from Sub-Mariner Comics #4.

    Do you want a KICK out of your reading? Marvel Mystery Comics does a painless job.”

    House ad from Sub-Mariner Comics #4.

    — 5 months ago with 103 notes
    #timely  #house ad 
    Daring Mystery Comics #6, September 1940.

    Daring Mystery Comics #6, September 1940.

    — 6 months ago with 22 notes
    #daring mystery comics  #marvel boy  #timely 
    superdames:

Girls reading Marvel comics in a Marvel comic in 1948. Visible on the racks are Frankie, Millie, Willie, Hedy, Marvel, Captain America, Wild Western, and I think maybe Two-Gun Kid.
—Patsy Walker #18 (1948)

Five years later, this idea was revisited here.

    superdames:

    Girls reading Marvel comics in a Marvel comic in 1948. Visible on the racks are Frankie, Millie, Willie, Hedy, Marvel, Captain America, Wild Western, and I think maybe Two-Gun Kid.

    —Patsy Walker #18 (1948)

    Five years later, this idea was revisited here.

    — 6 months ago with 522 notes
    #patsy walker  #timely  #atlas 
    Martin Goodman’s burgeoning empire, as depicted in the August 1936 Kable News-Gram. Image via Robert Beerbohm.

    Martin Goodman’s burgeoning empire, as depicted in the August 1936 Kable News-Gram. Image via Robert Beerbohm.

    — 7 months ago with 32 notes
    #Martin Goodman  #Ka-Zar  #pulps  #Timely  #ads  #pulp 
    Human Torch #17, 1944. Art by Jimmy Thompson.

    Human Torch #17, 1944. Art by Jimmy Thompson.

    — 1 year ago with 12 notes
    #Human Torch  #Timely  #Jimmy Thompson 
    Mystic Comics #9, May 1942. Artist unknown.

    Mystic Comics #9, May 1942. Artist unknown.

    — 1 year ago with 56 notes
    #timely  #Mystic Comics  #Stan Lee  #Destroyer 
    "Egad! Little people! Teeny-weeny people!"Captain America Comics #69.

    "Egad! Little people! Teeny-weeny people!"

    Captain America Comics #69.

    — 1 year ago with 215 notes
    #captain america  #timely 
    The Sub-Mariner certainly is in a pickle now.
From the back cover of Mystic Comics #7.

    The Sub-Mariner certainly is in a pickle now.

    From the back cover of Mystic Comics #7.

    — 1 year ago with 55 notes
    #sub-mariner  #timely  #Mystic Comics 
    Captain America Comics #69.

    Captain America Comics #69.

    — 1 year ago with 44 notes
    #captain america  #timely 
    Joker Comics. Art by Basil Wolverton.

    Joker Comics. Art by Basil Wolverton.

    — 1 year ago with 31 notes
    #basil wolverton  #timely 
    Rich enthusiasts of jazz, beware!From Human Torch #32, 1948. Art by Mike Sekowsky.

    Rich enthusiasts of jazz, beware!

    From Human Torch #32, 1948. Art by Mike Sekowsky.

    — 1 year ago with 22 notes
    #Human Torch  #Timely  #Mike Sekowsky