Pep Comics started off in 1939 as an anthology comic magazine, primarily revolving around action-adventure stories. Its main feature was The Shield, a patriotic hero notable for sporting a flag-themed suit, more than a year before Captain America debuted. In 1941, even though World War II was at its height, publisher John L. Goldwater decided [...]
1939 was arguably the most transcendental year in western comics’ history - It saw the birth of Superman and Batman, and also the debut of the magazine which would become the seed for the whole Marvel Universe. At the end of the thirties, comic-books were becoming popular, and pulp-magazine publisher Martin Goodman decided to expand [...]
Detective Comics #38 was a landmark in the Batman mythology, since it featured the debut of the caped crusader’s sidekick, Robin the Boy Wonder. Thus, whether you’re a fan of the Robin concept or not, the historical significance of this issue can’t be denied. Young Dick Grayson lives a happy life working with his parents [...]
It’s official. Archie and the Riverdale gang have clobbered the Hulk and Spider-Man…in the auction battleground at least. Just recently in 2011, at the Heritage Auctions’ Signature Vintage Comics & Comics Art Auction, a copy of Archie Comics #1 broke the world record for most expensive price paid for a non-superhero comic by bringing in [...]
When talking about comic-books, it doesn’t get much more classic than this. All-Star Comics was a magazine featuring the most prominent heroes of anthology titles from All-American and National, the publishing companies which would later merge to become DC. The #3 issue of All-Star Comics became very notable for featuring the first-ever superhero team, the [...]
The 9th issue of Marvel Mystery Comics is now considered as a coveted gem of Golden Age of Comic Books. This 68 page issue was published by Timely Comics, the predecessor of Modern day Marvel. In fact Timely Comics made their entry in comics publication with these series.
The issue featured a number of classic [...]
Adventure Comics # 40 is one of the most important classic issues of this long-running series from DC. The issue featured a handful of characters including The Sandman, Barry O’Neill, Jack Woods, Captain Desmo, Don Coyote, Bulldog Martin, Socko Strong, Skip Schuyler, Rusty and Taurus the Bull. The issue featured 11 comic stories along with [...]
Weird Science Fantasy # 29 was the last issue of this pioneer sci-fi and fantasy comic magazine from EC comics. It came with a classic cover made by Frank Frazetta. Interestingly, he actually made this cover for a Famous Funnies/ Buck Rogers issue. But the cover was considered to be too much violent for that [...]
Right after the U.S. entered World War II, there was a lot of anger in America, particularly at the Japanese for their surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Needless to say, the event was depicted in many ways during the Golden Age of Comic Books. One of the rare comics is Captain America #13 published by [...]
The Internet has revolutionized the way old comic books are sold. A simple search demonstrates that old comics for sale can be found via auction sites, classifieds and comic book dealer websites.
With the holidays approaching, we wanted to take the time to remind readers that vintage old comics can be searched for via ComicSeeker.com. The [...]