In the Christmas 2008 Golden Age of Comic Books Podcast (Episode 60), I talked about one of my favorite Golden Age characters, Uncle Scrooge McDuck. Of course we all know that the “original” Scrooge was created by Charles Dickens in his 1843 novel, A Christmas Carol. Although Dickens reportedly rushed through the creation of this [...]
Posts from ‘December, 2008’
There are a lot of Golden Age Christmas covers to choose from, but these are my ten favorite. There’s not much more to say in this post. A picture speaks a thousand words! Merry Christmas!
As I was writing about the Dell Giants, I remembered that DC also had a large comic book of its own during the Golden Age, The Big All-American Comic Book (December 1944). This one shot was 132 pages and had a 25 cent cover price. While many of the All-American heroes appeared on the cover [...]
After Dell began publishing its “Giant” series with Christmas Parade#1 (Disney) in 1949, they followed with a whole host of “Giants” featuring many of the popular Disney characters, Bugs Bunny, western stars, Nancy & Sluggo, Little Lulu and others. These books were square bound (and therefore hard to find in high grade today) with cardboard [...]
Congratulations to David Akers for winning the Trvia Contest in The Golden Age of Comic Books fourth annual Christmas episode (Episode #60). In the Trvia Contest, I asked a two part question: 1. What was the title of the comic and the name of the story in which Uncle Scrooge made his second appearance? David [...]