A couple panels of the Tailspin Tommy comic strip reprint from Famous Funnies #1, June 1934

1 – Tailspin Tommy!

Comic books were started by a company called Eastern Color Printing Company whose publisher, Max Gaines (father of Mad Magazine founder William Gaines!), decided to collect reprints of comic strips from the newspapers (often called “funnies”) and put them into book form.  The first such comic book sold was called Famous Funnies #1, in June […]

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