390 – Superboy Meets Lois Lane

In Adventure Comics #128 (March 1948), the writers of Superboy decided to toss more continuity out the door in favor of a cool story idea: A young Clark Kent win a prize to be a cub reporter for the summer for the Daily Planet, and guess who the other winner is: Lois Lane! Of course […]

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273 – Psycho-Pirate and Those Meddling Kids

Although he is a far cry from his Silver Age counterpart, the Golden Age Psycho-Pirate makes his debut in All-Star Comics #23 (November 1944). Charles Halstead, a frustrated linotyper, commits crimes based on emotions and challenges the Justice Society of America. He has no powers and would not merit a mention in this blog if […]

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161 – The Human Bomb

The final hero that was introduced in Police Comics #1 (May 1941), was the Human Bomb, created by Paul Gustavson. Roy Lincoln swallowed an explosive capsule his father was invented to prevent it falling into the hands of spies, and became explosive. As a kid, I first met members Uncle Sam, the Phantom Lady and […]

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116 – Don’t Cry for Uncle Sam

Quality Comics started a new comic book in April 1940: National Comics #1. This book featured the debut of an odd superhero, Uncle Sam created by Will Eisner. Eisner based the superhero on the character used for U.S. Army recruiting since the 1800s. The superhero was the embodiment of the American spirit, seemingly indestructible in […]

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