Archie’s Rivals in Teen Comics, 1940s–1970s

An Illustrated History

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About the Book

This is the first book to comprehensively examine the multitude of non-Archie teen humor comic books, including girls and boys such as Patsy Walker, Hedy Wolfe, Buzz Baxter and Wendy Parker from Marvel; Judy Foster, Buzzy, Binky and Scribbly from DC; Candy from Quality Comics; and Hap Hazard from Ace Comics. It covers, often for the first time, the history of the characters, who drew them, why (or why not) they succeeded as rivals for the Archie Series, highlights of both unusual and typical stories and much more. The author provides major plotlines and a history of the development of each series. Much has been written about the Archie characters, but until now very little has been told about most of their many comic book competitors.

About the Author(s)

Michelle Nolan has been a newspaper and magazine feature writer for more than 50 years. She received an Inkpot Award for her work as a comics and pop cultural historian and entrepreneur. She has written more than 12,000 published articles in newspapers and magazines along with contributions to dozens of books. She lives in Bellingham, Washington.

Bibliographic Details

Michelle Nolan
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages:
Bibliographic Info: ca. 70 photos, appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7758-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3976-5
Imprint: McFarland