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|Here are a variety of collections or 'archives' of individual characters or popular artists.|
Not specific to any one publisher or theme but popular enough to warrant extra attention from fandom. We recommend all of them for excellent entertainment value.
|Ajax-Farrell Publications |
Also published comics under the names of Ajax, America's Best, American Feature Syndicate, Decker Publications, Excellent Publications, Farrell, Four Star, Kiddie Kapers, Red Top Comics and Steinway Comics.
During the Second World War there was a foreign-exchange crisis which led to a ban being placed on the importation of U.S. comics. This period, which witnessed an explosion of English-Canadian comic book publishing, is now described as the Canadian Golden Age of Comics.
Featured publishers include - Maple Leaf Publishing in Vancouver and the Toronto-based firms Anglo-American, Hillborough Studios, and Commercial Signs of Canada (later called Bell Features)
You can read more about the history of Canadian Whites at this link -
Ivan Kocmarek has an online index here - www.oxygen.com.ro
|Harry "A" Chesler Comics |
Chesler (the "A" stood for "Anything") was a comic book packager and publisher. He operated a packaging studio more or less continuously from the mids through , and at times also operated as a publisher.
In Chesler published with Dynamic Publications, Inc. From this point on, most of Chesler's comics would be branded with a logo proclaiming them the "World's Greatest Comics". In , this also identified each issue as "A Dynamic Publication". After just over half a year, Dynamic ceased publishing, he continued producing a few books through surrogates.
The surrogate activity picks up dramatically in , leading into Chesler's third major wave of publishing. In place of "A Dynamic Publication" these had "Harry "A" Chesler, Jr.". Junior, however, was the son of Chesler the publisher, a point of much confusion for latter-day comics researchers. This period lasted through , after which the ongoing titles were continued in Canada by Superior Publishers through early Chesler continued to run his art shop, but no longer published his own comics after
|Cupples and Leon Co. |
In , Cupples & Leon collected such strips as The Katzenjammer Kids. Alphonse and Gaston, Happy Hooligan, On and Off the Ark, Poor Lil Mose and The Tigers. Their major competitor in books of comic strip reprints was Frederick A. Stokes, who died in
To reprint comic strips, the company offered, for 25 cents, a square-bound paperback format of 52 pages of black-and-white strips between flexible cardboard covers. Between and , Cupples & Leon published more than titles in that format. They collected Bringing Up Father, Little Orphan Annie, Reg'lar Fellers, Smitty, Tillie the Toiler and other leading strips of the s and s. They left the comic strip reprint field in , concentrating on their juvenile lines, just as the modern day comic book was introduced that same year with Famous Funnies.
Victor Cupples died in Mount Vernon, New York in July Arthur Leon, who lived in New Rochelle, New York, died in December , and his wife, Louise Heroy Leon, died five years later in February
The Platt and Munk publishing firm acquired Cupples & Leon in
|Dell Publishing Co., Inc. NOTE- due to DCM's rule of Not sharing books post Dec several Dell titles are incomplete on DCM. Dell was founded in and first published comics with 's "The Funnies", which looked like a newspaper insert but was distributed on newsstands. Eastern Color Printing Company was involved with several of Dell's earliest comic book ventures, although the exact nature of each partnership is not always clear. The company's comic book division folded in , although Dell continued to publish the occasional book with comics content, including newspaper strip collections. Dell became part of Bantam Doubleday Dell in , ceasing to exist as an independent company. |
-"The American Comic Book: The Evolutionary Era, " by Denis Gifford.
|'In the U.S.A, any work created by a federal government employee or officer is in the public domain, provided that the work was created in that personâs official capacity.'|
USA government publications are in the Public Domain and therefore can be shared here.
We do reserve the right to limit uploads to this section when needed.
NOTE - many of these govt comics can be found as PDF versions on
Richard Graham's "Government Comics Collection" site, part of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Image & Multimedia Collections:
Additional materials courtesy Ethan Persoff,