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    Default DC Comics 1935-1949 Appreciation Thread 2020

    An appreciation thread for the comic books DC published from the 30s through the 40s.

    The comics they published during this time include:

    Action Comics (1938)

    Adventures of Alan Ladd (1949)

    Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1949)

    All-American Comics/All-American Western (1939)

    All-Flash (1941)

    All Funny Comics (1943)

    All-Star Comics (1940)

    Animal Antics (1946)

    Batman (1940)

    Big All-American Comic Book (1944)

    Big Book of Fun Comics (1935)

    Boy Commandos (1942)

    Buzzy (1944)

    Comic Cavalcade (1942)

    Dale Evans Comics (1948)

    Date With Judy (1947)

    Detective Comics (1937)

    Ed Wheelan's Joke Book (1944)

    Flash Comics (1940)

    Funny Folks (1946)

    Funny Stuff (1944)

    Gang Busters (1947)

    Girls' Love Stories (1949)

    Green Lantern (1941)

    Jimmy Wakely (1949)

    Leading Comics (1941)

    Leave It to Binky (1948)

    Miss Beverly Hills of Hollywood (1949)

    Movie Comics (1939)

    Mr. District Attorney (1948)

    Mutt & Jeff (1939)

    New Book of Comics (1937)

    New Comics/New Adventure Comics/Adventure Comics (1935)

    New Fun/More Fun/More Fun Comics (1935)

    New York World's Fair Comics (1939)

    Peter Porkchops (1949)

    Picture Stories From the Bible (1942)

    Real Fact Comics (1946)

    Real Screen Funnies/Real Screen Comics (1945)

    Romance Trail (1949)

    Scribbly (1948)

    Secret Hearts (1949)

    Sensation Comics (1942)

    Star Spangled Comics (1941)

    Superboy (1949)

    Superman (1939)

    Western Comics (1948)

    Wonder Woman (1942)

    World's Best Comics/World's Finest Comics (1941)

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    Thanks for this. I made them (somewhat) chronological.


    Big Book of Fun Comics (1935)
    New Comics/New Adventure Comics/Adventure Comics (1935)
    New Fun/More Fun/More Fun Comics (1935)

    Detective Comics (1937)
    New Book of Comics (1937)

    Action Comics (1938)

    All-American Comics/All-American Western (1939)
    Movie Comics (1939)
    Mutt & Jeff (1939)
    New York World's Fair Comics (1939)
    Superman (1939)

    All-Star Comics (1940)
    Batman (1940)
    Flash Comics (1940)

    All-Flash (1941)
    Green Lantern (1941)
    Leading Comics (1941)
    Star Spangled Comics (1941)
    World's Best Comics/World's Finest Comics (1941)

    Boy Commandos (1942)
    Comic Cavalcade (1942)
    Picture Stories From the Bible (1942)
    Sensation Comics (1942)
    Wonder Woman (1942)

    All Funny Comics (1943)

    Big All-American Comic Book (1944)
    Buzzy (1944)
    Ed Wheelan's Joke Book (1944)
    Funny Stuff (1944)

    Real Screen Funnies/Real Screen Comics (1945)

    Animal Antics (1946)
    Funny Folks (1946)
    Real Fact Comics (1946)

    Date With Judy (1947)
    Gang Busters (1947)

    Dale Evans Comics (1948)
    Leave It to Binky (1948)
    Mr. District Attorney (1948)
    Scribbly (1948)
    Western Comics (1948)

    Adventures of Alan Ladd (1949)
    Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1949)
    Girls' Love Stories (1949)
    Jimmy Wakely (1949)
    Miss Beverly Hills of Hollywood (1949)
    Peter Porkchops (1949)
    Romance Trail (1949)
    Secret Hearts (1949)
    Superboy (1949)

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    I would add:

    1940-52 - The Spirit Archives by Will Eisner - Yes from the one of the awards - 26 vol.

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    Earliest DC artist I want to highlight: Clem Gretter (New Fun #4, May 1935).


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    Quote Originally Posted by jb681131 View Post
    I would add:

    1940-52 - The Spirit Archives by Will Eisner - Yes from the one of the awards - 26 vol.
    Not on DC though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Electricmastro View Post
    Earliest DC artist I want to highlight: Clem Gretter (New Fun #4, May 1935).

    Nice! (athough the name of the M - Men would be a rough sale today, the Amazon Winged-Death riders and their unusual beasts, are a great visual)
    And terrific thread theme.
    Here is a good reference for several of the more obscure artists and sample pages of their work (and characters)- http://dccomicsartists.com/Goldage/Artist%20file.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gόicho View Post




    Nice! (athough the name of the M - Men would be a rough sale today, the Amazon Winged-Death riders and their unusual beasts, are a great visual)
    And terrific thread theme.
    Here is a good reference for several of the more obscure artists and sample pages of their work (and characters)- http://dccomicsartists.com/Goldage/Artist%20file.htm
    These are beautiful.

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    OK I'm updating this by making it actually chronological and adding end dates. Will start with the early ones and continue later. PS I went by cover dates only and when two or more had the same cover date I kept them alphabetical.



    New Fun/More Fun/More Fun Comics (1935-1947)
    Big Book of Fun Comics (1935)
    New Comics/New Adventure Comics/Adventure Comics (1935-1983)

    New Book of Comics (1936-1938)

    Detective Comics (1937-the Present)

    Action Comics (1938-the Present)

    All-American Comics/All-American Western (1939-1952)
    Movie Comics (1939)
    New York World's Fair Comics (1939-1940)
    Mutt & Jeff (1939-1958)
    Superman (1939-the Present)



    All-Star Comics (1940)
    Batman (1940)
    Flash Comics (1940)

    All-Flash (1941)
    Green Lantern (1941)
    Leading Comics (1941)
    Star Spangled Comics (1941)
    World's Best Comics/World's Finest Comics (1941)

    Boy Commandos (1942)
    Comic Cavalcade (1942)
    Picture Stories From the Bible (1942)
    Sensation Comics (1942)
    Wonder Woman (1942)

    All Funny Comics (1943)

    Big All-American Comic Book (1944)
    Buzzy (1944)
    Ed Wheelan's Joke Book (1944)
    Funny Stuff (1944)

    Real Screen Funnies/Real Screen Comics (1945)

    Animal Antics (1946)
    Funny Folks (1946)
    Real Fact Comics (1946)

    Date With Judy (1947)
    Gang Busters (1947)

    Dale Evans Comics (1948)
    Leave It to Binky (1948)
    Mr. District Attorney (1948)
    Scribbly (1948)
    Western Comics (1948)

    Adventures of Alan Ladd (1949)
    Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1949)
    Girls' Love Stories (1949)
    Jimmy Wakely (1949)
    Miss Beverly Hills of Hollywood (1949)
    Peter Porkchops (1949)
    Romance Trail (1949)
    Secret Hearts (1949)
    Superboy (1949)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Air Wave View Post
    OK I'm updating this by making it actually chronological and adding end dates. Will start with the early ones and continue later. PS I went by cover dates only and when two or more had the same cover date I kept them alphabetical.
    Nice list, but shouldn't you also include some comics that were later bought by DC ?
    Whiz Comics, Blackhawk, Blue Beetle, ...

    Fawcett Comics - Mainly known for Captain Marvel (aka Shazam!)
    • All-Hero Comics (1 issue, 1943)
    • America's Greatest Comics" (8 issues, 1941-1943)
    • Andy Devine Western" (2 issues (1950-1951)
    • Animal Fair (11 issues, 1946-1947)
    • Battle Stories (11 issues, 1952-1953)
    • Beware! Terror Tales (8 issues, 1952-1953)
    • Bill Battle, The One Man Army (4 issues, 1952-1953)
    • Bill Boyd Western (23 issues, 1950-1952)
    • Billy the Kid (3 issues, 1945-1946)
    • Bob Colt (10 issues, 1950-1952)
    • Bob Steele Western (10 issues, 1950-1952)
    • Bob Swift, Boy Sportsman (5 issues, 1951-1952)
    • Bulletman (16 issues, 1941-1946)
    • Captain Marvel Adventures (150 issues, 1941–1953)
    • Captain Marvel Jr. (118 issues, 1942–1953)
    • Captain Marvel Story Book (4 issues, 1946-1949)
    • Captain Midnight (67 issues, 1942–1948)
    • Captain Video (6 issues, 1951)
    • Comic Comics (10 issues, 1946-1947)
    • Cowboy Love (11 issues, 1949-1951)
    • Don Winslow of the Navy (69 issues, 1943–1951) — numbering continued in Charlton Comics series of the same name
    • Down with Crime (7 issues, 1951-1952)
    • Exciting Romances (12 issues, 1949-1953)
    • Fawcett's Funny Animals (83 issues, 1942–1954) — numbering continued in Charlton Comics series Funny Animals
    • Gabby Hayes Western (50 issues, 1948–1953) — numbering continued in Charlton Comics series of the same name
    • Gene Autry Comics (10 issues, 1941-1943) – numbering continues in Dell Comics series of the same name
    • George Pal's Puppetoons (18 issues, 1945-1947)
    • Girls in Love (2 issues, 1950)
    • Golden Arrow/Golden Arrow Western (6 issues, 1942-1947)
    • Hopalong Cassidy (84 issues, 1946–1953) — numbering continued in DC Comics series of the same name
    • Hoppy the Marvel Bunny (15 issues, 1945–1947)
    • Hot Rod Comics (7 issues, 1951-1953)
    • Ibis (6 issues, 1943-1948)
    • Jackie Robinson (6 issues, 1949-1952)
    • Joe Louis (2 issues, 1950)
    • Jungle Girl / Nyoka the Jungle Girl (77 issues, 1945–1953)
    • Ken Maynard Western (8 issues, 1950-1952)
    • Lance O'Casey (4 issues, 1946-1948)
    • Lash Larue Western (46 issues, 1949–1953) — numbering continued in Charlton Comics series of the same name
    • Life Story (47 issues, 1949–1953)
    • Love Memories (4 issues, 1949-1950)
    • Love Mystery (3 issues, 1950)
    • The Marvel Family (89 issues, 1945–1954)
    • Mary Marvel (28 issues, 1945-1948)
    • Master Comics (133 issues, 1940–1953)
    • Mike Barnett, Man Against Crime (6 issues, 1951-1952)
    • Minute Man (3 issues, 1941-1942)
    • Monte Hale Western (54 issues, 1948–1953) — numbering continued in Charlton Comics series of the same name
    • Motion Picture Comics (14 issues, 1950-1953
    • Negro Romance (3 issues, 1950)
    • Nickel Comics (8 issues, 1940)
    • Ozzie and Babs (13 issues, 1947-1949)
    • Pinhead and Foodini (4 issues, 1951-1952) – based on the television show Foodini the Great
    • Real Western Hero / Western Hero (43 issues, 1948-1952)
    • Rocky Lane Western (55 issues, 1949–1953) — numbering continued in Charlton Comics series of the same name
    • Rod Cameron Western (20 issues, 1950-1953)
    • Romantic Secrets (39 issues, 1959-1953) – series continues in re-numbered Charlton Comics series of the same name
    • Romantic Story (22 issues, 1949-1953) – numbering continued in Charlton Comics series of the same name
    • Strange Suspense Stories (5 issues, 1952–1953) — continued in Charlton Comics series of the same name
    • Romantic Western (3 issues, 1949-1950)
    • Six-Gun Heroes (23 issues, 1950-1953) — numbering continued in Charlton Comics series of the same name
    • Slam-Bang Comics (7 issues, 1940)
    • Smiley Burnette Western (4 issues, 1950)
    • Soldier Comics (11 issues, 1952-1953)
    • Spy Smasher (11 issues, 1941-1943)
    • Strange Suspense Stories (5 issues, 1952-1953)
    • Suspense Detective (5 issues, 1952-1953)
    • Sweetheart Diary (14 issues, 1949-1953) – series continues in re-numbered Charlton Comics series of the same name
    • Sweethearts (54 issues, 1948–1953) — numbering continued in Charlton Comics series of the same name
    • Tex Ritter Western (20 issues, 1950-1954) — numbering continued in Charlton Comics series of the same name
    • This Magazine is Haunted (14 issues, 1951–1953) — numbering continued in Charlton Comics series of the same name
    • Tom Mix Western (61 issues, 1948–1953)
    • True Confidences (4 issues, 1949-1950)
    • True Stories of Romance (3 issues, 1950)
    • True Sweetheart Secrets (11 issues, 1950-1953)
    • True Tales of Romance (1 issue, 1950)
    • Underworld Crime (7 issues, 1952-1953)
    • Unknown World / Strange Stories from Another World (5 issues, 1952-1953)
    • Whiz Comics (155 issues, 1940–1953)
    • Worlds Beyond / Worlds of Fear (10 issues, 1951-1953)
    • Wow Comics (69 issues, 1940–1948)
    • Xmas Comics (7 issues, 1941-1952)
    • Young Eagle' (10 issues, 1950-1952) – series continues in re-numbered Charlton Comics series of the same name


    Quality Comics - Mainly known for Blackhawk
    • All Humor Comics #1–17 (1946–1949)
    • The Barker #1–15 (1946–1949)
    • Blackhawk #9–107 (1944–1956; formerly Uncle Sam Quarterly #1–8;[17] Blackhawk #108–273 subsequently published by DC Comics, 1957–1983)
    • Bride's Romance #1–23 (1953–1956)
    • Broadway Romances #1–5 (1950)
    • Buccaneers #19–27 (1950–1951; formerly Kid Eternity #1–18)
    • Buster Bear #1–10 (1953–1955)
    • Campus Loves #1–5 (1949–1950)
    • Candy #1–64 (1947–1956)
    • Crack Comics #1–62 (1940–1949; Crack Comics[Ashcan] #1)
    • Crack Western #63–84 (1949–1953; formerly Crack Comics #1–62; Jonesy #85(1) 2-8)
    • Diary Loves #2–31 (1949–1953; formerly Love Diary #1; G.I. Sweethearts #32-45 Girls in Love #46-57)
    • Doll Man #1–47 (1941–1953)
    • Egbert #1-20 (1946–1950)
    • Exotic Romances #22–31 (1955–1956; formerly True War Romances #1–21)
    • Exploits of Daniel Boone #1–6 (1955–?)
    • Feature Funnies #1–20 (1937–1939);[18][19] Feature Comics #21-144 (1939–1950)
    • Flaming Love #1–6 (1949–1950)
    • Forbidden Love #1–4 (1950)
    • Gabby #11; issue numbering restarts,[20] #2–9 (1953–1954; formerly Ken Shannon #1-10)
    • G.I. Combat #1–43 (1952–1956; #44-288 subsequently published by DC Comics, 1957–1987)
    • G.I. Sweethearts #32–45 (1953–1955; formerly Diary Loves #2–31; #46 onward Girls in Love #46-57)
    • Girls in Love #46–57 (1955–1956; formerly G.I. Sweethearts #32–45)
    • Heart Throbs #1–46 (1949; #47–146 subsequently published by DC Comics, 1957–1972; retitled Love Stories, #147–152, 1972–1973)
    • Hickory #1-6 (1949–1950)
    • Hit Comics #1–65 (1940–1950)
    • Hollywood Diary #1–5 (1949–1950)
    • Hollywood Secrets #1–6 (1949–1950)
    • Intrigue #1 (1955)
    • Jonesy #85; issue numbering restarts, 2–8 (1953–1954; formerly Crack Western #1–84)
    • Ken Shannon #1–10 (1951–1953; Gabby #11 onward)
    • Kid Eternity #1–18 (1946–1949; Buccaneers #19 onward)
    • Lady Luck #86–90 (1949–1950; formerly Smash Comics #1–85)
    • Love Confessions #1–54 (1949–1956)
    • Love Diary #1 (1949; Diary Loves #2 onward)
    • Love Letters #1–51 (1949–1956)
    • Love Scandals #1–5 (1950)
    • Love Secrets #32–56 (1953–1956)
    • Marmaduke Mouse #1–65 (1946–1956)
    • Military Comics #1–43 (1941–1945; Modern Comics #44 onward)
    • Modern Comics #44–102 (1945–1950; previously Military Comics #1–43)
    • National Comics #1–75 (1940–1949)
    • Plastic Man #1–64 (1943–1956)
    • Police Comics #1–127 (1941–1953)
    • Range Romances #1–5 (1949–1950)
    • Robin Hood Tales #1–6 (1956; #7–14 subsequently published by DC Comics, 1957–1958)
    • Secret Loves #1–6 (1949–1950)
    • Smash Comics #1–85 (1939–1949; Lady Luck #86 onward)
    • The Spirit #1–22 (1944–1950)
    • T-Man #1–38 (1951–1956)
    • Torchy 1–6 (1949–1950)
    • True War Romances #1–21 (1952–1955; Exotic Romances #22 onward)
    • Uncle Sam Quarterly #1–8 (1941–1943; Blackhawk #9 onward)
    • Untamed Love #1–5 (1950)
    • Web of Evil #1–21 (1952–1954)
    • Wedding Bells #1–19 (1954–1956)
    • Yanks in Battle #1–4 (1956)


    Charlton Comics - Mainly known for Steve Ditko's works (Blue Beetle, Captain Atom, The Question, ...)
    Too Many to list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...s_publications

    Much later in time you also had:
    Milestone Comics - Mainly known for Static

    Wildstorm Comics - Mainly known for Stormwatch, The Authority and Gen13

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    Oswald the Rabbit from New Fun #2 (March, 1935), a rare occasion of a Disney character having a feature in a DC comic. Art by John Lindermayer.

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    Those don drake pages are beauties.

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    My appreciation is on Superman's depiction. Superman is super macho while Clark Kent is a super coward. It's impossible to think that the two are the same person, even if you see him in close up. If anything, my first thought would be that Superman and Clark are twins.

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    OK I've updated another 5 years. BTW I know many of these morphed into different titles but for now I'm just concentrating on the OP's list and their incarnations up till 1949.


    New Fun/More Fun/More Fun Comics (1935-1947)
    Big Book of Fun Comics (1935)
    New Comics/New Adventure Comics/Adventure Comics (1935-1983)

    New Book of Comics (1936-1938)

    Detective Comics (1937-the Present)

    Action Comics (1938-the Present)

    All-American Comics/All-American Western (1939-1952)
    Movie Comics (1939)
    New York World's Fair Comics (1939-1940)
    Mutt & Jeff (1939-1958)
    Superman (1939-the Present)

    Flash Comics (1940-1949)
    Batman (1940-the Present)
    All-Star Comics (1940-1951)

    World's Best Comics/World's Finest Comics (1941-1986)
    All-Flash (1941-1947)
    Green Lantern (1941-1949)
    Star Spangled Comics (1941-1952)

    Sensation Comics (1942-1952)
    Wonder Woman (1942-the Present)
    Boy Commandos (1942-1949)
    Leading Comics (1942-1950)

    All Funny Comics (1943-1948)
    Comic Cavalcade (1943)

    Funny Stuff (1944-1954)
    Picture Stories From the Bible (1944-1945)
    Big All-American Comic Book (1944)
    Buzzy (1944-1958)
    Ed Wheelan's Joke Book (1944)




    Real Screen Funnies/Real Screen Comics (1945)

    Animal Antics (1946)
    Funny Folks (1946)
    Real Fact Comics (1946)

    Date With Judy (1947)
    Gang Busters (1947)

    Dale Evans Comics (1948)
    Leave It to Binky (1948)
    Mr. District Attorney (1948)
    Scribbly (1948)
    Western Comics (1948)

    Adventures of Alan Ladd (1949)
    Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1949)
    Girls' Love Stories (1949)
    Jimmy Wakely (1949)
    Miss Beverly Hills of Hollywood (1949)
    Peter Porkchops (1949)
    Romance Trail (1949)
    Secret Hearts (1949)
    Superboy (1949)

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    Artist highlights from More Fun Comics (1936-1937):

    Leo O'Mealia (More Fun Comics #15):



    Joe Shuster (More Fun Comics #17):



    Will Ely (More Fun Comics #26):


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    OK all caught up. Here they are in chronological order:


    New Fun/More Fun/More Fun Comics (1935-1947)
    Big Book of Fun Comics (1935)
    New Comics/New Adventure Comics/Adventure Comics (1935-1983)

    New Book of Comics (1936-1938)

    Detective Comics (1937-the Present)

    Action Comics (1938-the Present)

    All-American Comics/All-American Western (1939-1952)
    Movie Comics (1939)
    New York World's Fair Comics (1939-1940)
    Mutt & Jeff (1939-1958)
    Superman (1939-the Present)

    Flash Comics (1940-1949)
    Batman (1940-the Present)
    All-Star Comics (1940-1951)

    World's Best Comics/World's Finest Comics (1941-1986)
    All-Flash (1941-1947)
    Green Lantern (1941-1949)
    Star Spangled Comics (1941-1952)

    Sensation Comics (1942-1952)
    Wonder Woman (1942-the Present)
    Boy Commandos (1942-1949)
    Leading Comics (1942-1950)

    All Funny Comics (1943-1948)
    Comic Cavalcade (1943-1954)

    Funny Stuff (1944-1954)
    Picture Stories From the Bible (1944-1945)
    Big All-American Comic Book (1944)
    Buzzy (1944-1958)
    Ed Wheelan's Joke Book (1944)

    Real Screen Funnies/Real Screen Comics (1945-1959)

    Animal Antics (1946-1949)
    Real Fact Comics (1946-1949)
    Funny Folks (1946-1950)

    Date With Judy (1947-1960)
    Gang Busters (1947-1959)

    Mr. District Attorney (1948-1959)
    Western Comics (1948-1961)
    Leave It to Binky (1948-1970)
    Scribbly (1948-1952)
    Dale Evans Comics (1948-1952)

    Miss Beverly Hills of Hollywood (1949-1950)
    Superboy (1949-1976)
    Romance Trail (1949-1950)
    Girls' Love Stories (1949-1973)
    Adventures of Alan Ladd (1949-1951)
    Jimmy Wakely (1949-1952)
    Secret Hearts (1949-1971)
    Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1949-1950)
    Peter Porkchops (1949-1959)
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