The Number One's Keep Coming
Another interesting batch of first issue comics.
Filling out my collection of WW2 first issues, this Super-Magic Comics Vol1, No 1 issue from Street and Smith arrived. Published in May, 1941, the comic has the Mysterious Blackstone, Morak the Mighty, Cap Thunder of Thunder Island, and Black Fury. I’ll admit that I’ve never heard of any of these characters so I’ll be interesting to read the stories.
Next up is a quarterly number 1 issue of Variety Comics from 1944 and published by Croydon Publishing. You got to love the subheading, The Spice of Comics along with an advertisement on the back page to “Teach yourself to Dance in only 15 minutes a day!” Another interesting stamp on the back shows the comic was sold from Shefrin’s Newstand at the corner of 44th & Kenyon St NW, Washington DC. I didn’t find that street corner with a quick search of Google maps. Captain Valiant, Gabby Grayson - Radio Reporter, Terry Temple - Woman Investigator, Marty Moore - Boy Detective, Commander Neil Nelson, Goonie Gus, and the Mystery Master.
And, finally, just missing the end of WW2 is Medal of Honor Comics, Vol 1, No 1, from Spring, 1946. Published by A.S. Curtis company, the brief stories are about men who were awarded the Medal of Honor during the war.