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Golden Age of Comic Books – October 4, 2009 – #63

I’m back with another installment of the Golden Age of Comic Books Podcast.  In this installment, we discuss the Golden Age Crimebuster who appeared in Boy Comics.

Boy Comics #3 (April 1942)

Boy Comics #3 (April 1942)

Crimebuster was the alter ego of teenager Chuck Chandler.  After his parents were murdered by the evil Nazi villain, Iron Jaw, Chuck became Crimebuster and vowed to avenge their deaths and to fight Nazi evil, with his monkey sidekick, Squeeks.  Boy Comics was published by Lev Gleason Publications and debuted with issue #3 in April 1942.  The series ran until issue #119 in March 1956.  Chuck Chandler appeared in every issue of the title.  His last Golden Age appearance was in issue #119, March 1956.  This title has some classic WWII propaganda covers.

Boy Comics #10 (June 1943)

Boy Comics #10 (June 1943)

In addition to Crimebuster, I mention the new Marvel Mystery Comics Handbook: 70th Anniversary Special published by Marvel this week.  In the tradition of the History of the Marvel Universe series, this issue focuses on all of the characters appearing in the first year of the existence of Marvel Comics.

Marvel Mystery Comics Handbook: 70th Anniversary Specia

Marvel Mystery Comics Handbook: 70th Anniversary Special

Last but not least, I mention my upcoming trip to the Baltimore Comic Con (October 10 and 11).  I will be the guest of Asgard Press at their booth from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday and 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday.  Come by and see me if you are at the show.  I’ll be signing calendars and talking about Golden Age comic books.

Vintage DC Calendar

Vintage DC Calendar

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  1. Pat Curley says:

    At your suggestion I went ahead and downloaded the first story from the UK site. Wow, that is a powerful origin, definitely one of the better ones of the Silver Age.

  2. Pat Curley says:

    Of course I mean Golden Age.

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