Secondary Superheroes of Golden Age Comics


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About the Book

When Superman debuted in 1938, he ushered in a string of imitators—Batman, Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel, Captain America. But what about the many less well-known heroes who lined up to fight crooks, super villains or Hitler—like the Shield, the Black Terror, Crimebuster, Cat-Man, Dynamic Man, the Blue Beetle, the Black Cat and even Frankenstein?
These and other four-color fighters crowded the newsstands from the late 1930s through the early 1950s. Most have since been overlooked, and not necessarily because they were victims of poor publication. This book gives the other superheroes of the Golden Age of comics their due.

About the Author(s)

Lou Mougin is a comics writer, historian, and interviewer with credits at Marvel, Heroic, Claypool, Warrant, Lucky, Charlton Arrow, InDellible, and others. He lives in Abilene, Texas.

Bibliographic Details

Lou Mougin
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 446
Bibliographic Info: 141 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7513-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3860-7
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Introduction    1
1. Centaur Comics    5
2. Fox Comics    23
3. Harvey Comics    55
4. MLJ Comics    89
5. Nedor Comics    143
6. Lev Gleason Comics    179
7. Novelty Comics    236
8. Hillman Comics    260
9. Prize Comics    273
10. Street and Smith    292
11. Columbia Comics    309
12. Holyoke Comics    319
13. Ace Comics    342
14. Chesler Comics    356
15. Everybody Else    377
Bibliography    421
Index    423

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “Highly recommended…massive and thorough…a major book…[Mougin has] done a superlative job…worth the price of admission”—Bud’s Art Books