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Celebrating the 4th of July Golden Age Style

Happy Independence Day from the Golden Age of Comic Books!  Here’s a great July 4th cover from 69 years ago, Captain Marvel Adventures #26.  Although this comic has a cover date of August, 1943, it was on the stands during the month of July. I hope everyone had a great July 4th for 2012!


The First Golden Age Patriotic Superhero!

Before Captain America made his debut in 1941, M.L.J. Magazines, Inc. introduced the first red, white and blue clad superhero with The Shield in the pages of Pep Comics #1 (January 1940).  The Shield was very popular along with M.L.J.’s other heroes, the Hangman and The Wizard.  I devoted an entire podcast to The Shield […]


More Patriotic Covers from The Golden Age of Comic Books

Independance Day is almost upon us and partiotic images are hard to miss.  During the war years, no Golden Age superhero evoked patriotic feelings more than Captain America, although on the Fourth of July many heroes jumped on this bandwagon with great ferver.   We’ve all seen some iconic Fourth of July Superman and Batman covers, but what […]


Happy Fourth of July from the Golden Age of Comic Books!

As we celebrate the 234th birthday of the United States of America, I thought this patriotic cover from Detective Comics was appropriate.  As we enjoy this day, let’s not forget all of the men and women who have served our country for these many years to guarantee the freedoms that our Founding Fathers cherished and […]


The Greatest Golden Age Patriotic Cover

Considering that the height of the Golden Age took place simultaneously with America’s entrance into World War II, there are dozens of patriotic comic book covers from this era.  While I have my favorites, there is only one cover that I always think of as the greatest of these patriotic masterpieces.  Hands down, the cover […]