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This Month in the Golden Age of Comic Books

Here’s another look at a number of the comics that were on the stands at various times in the month of December during the Golden Age of Comic Books.

December 1937 – 74 Years Ago

Feature Funnies #3

Feature Funnies #3

DC did not have any offerings in December of 1937.  Quality Comics published Feature Funnies #3 and Western Publishing was selling Mickey Mouse Magazine #27 (volume 3, #3).

December 1942 - 69 Years Ago

Zip Comics #32

Zip Comics #32

The comic book explosion continued in 1942.  There were many titles to choose from during the peak of the Golden Age.

DC Comics – Action Comics #55, Adventure Comics #81, Detective Comics #70, Green Lantern #6, More Fun Comics #86, Sensation Comics #12, Star Spangled Comics #15

Archie Comics – Pep Comics #34, Top-Notch Laugh Comics #31, Zip Comics #32

DellLooney Tunes and Merrie Melodies Comics #14, Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories #27

FawcettAmerica’s Greatest Comics #5, Bulletman #10, Captain Marvel Adventures #18, Captain Marvel, Jr. #2, Captain Midnight #3, Master Comics #33, Master Comics #34, Spy Smasher #9, Whiz Comics #38, Wow Comics #8

Timely/MarvelCaptain America Comics #21, Marvel Mystery Comics #38, Miss Fury #1, Sub-Mariner Comics #8,

Fiction HouseJumbo Comics #46, Jungle Comics #36, Sheena Queen of the Jungle #2, Wings Comics #28

Quality ComicsFeature Comics #63, Hit Comics #25, Military Comics #14, National Comics #27, Smash Comics #38, Uncle Sam Quarterly #5

Standard ComicsStartling Comics #18

December 1947 – 64 Years Ago

Moon Girl #2

Moon Girl #2

DC ComicsAction Comics #115, All-Star Comics #38, Detective Comics ##130, Flash Comics #90, Funny Folks #11, Funny Stuff #28, Green Lantern #29, Real Fact Comics #11, Sensation Comics #72, Star Spangled Comics #75

DellLooney Tunes and Merrie Melodies Comics #74, Our Gang With Tom and Jerry #41, Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories #87, Walter Lantz New Funnies #130

FawcettCaptain Midnight #58, The Marvel Family #18, Mary Marvel #19, Master Comics #86,

MarvelMiss America Magazine #38, Official True Crime Cases Comics #25

Fiction HouseJumbo Comics #106, Jungle Comics #96, Wings Comics #88

ArchieArchie Comics #29

ECFat and Slat #3, International Comics #5, The Land of Lost Comics #8, Moon Girl #2

Quality ComicsBlackhawk #17, Doll Man #15, Feature Comics #117, Modern Comics #68, National Comics #63, Plastic Man #10, Police Comics #73, Smash Comics #74

FoxAll Great Comics #13, Blue Beetle #51, Jo-Jo #9, Phantom Lady #15, Sunny #11, Zoot #11

StandardAmerica’s Best Comics #24, Thrilling Comics #63, Wonder Comics #15

December 1952 - 59 Years Ago

Wartime Romances #12

Wartime Romances #12

DC ComicsAction Comics #175, Adventure Comics #183, All-Star Western #68, Comic Cavalcade #54, Detective Comics #190, Gang Busters #31, Mystery in Space #11, Our Army at War #5, Strange Adventures #27

MarvelAdventures Into Terror #14, Battlefront #7, Man Comics #21, War Comics #14, Wild Western #25

EC ComicsCrime SuspenStories #14, Shock SuspenStories #6, Tales from the Crypt #33, Vault of Horror #28

DellBugs Bunny #28, Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies #134, Mickey Mouse #28, Tarzan #39, Tom and Jerry Comics #101, Tom and Jerry Winter Carnival #1, Walter Lantz New Funnies #190

American Comics GroupAdventures into the Unknown #38, Forbidden Worlds #12, Skeleton Hand in Secrets of the Supernatural #2,

AvonFighting Undersea Commandos #4, U.S. Marines in Action #3, Witchcraft #5

St. JohnWartime Romances #12, Weird Horrors #5

FawcettCaptain Marvel Adventures #139, Captain Marvel, Jr. #116, The Marvel Family #78, Master Comics #131, Whiz Comics #152

Quality ComicsBlackhawk #59, Doll Man #43

Fiction HouseGhost Comics #5, Jumbo Comics #165, Jungle Comics #156, Wambi the Jungle Boy #18

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2 Comments

  1. Pat Curley says:

    This is a great idea for a series of posts, Bill! However, you need to check your math; these are all one year more recent than you’ve indicated.

  2. Oops. Thanks for pointing this out, Pat. Correction has been made.

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