September 7, 2011
The Official Golden-Age Hero And Heroine Directory 1
The Official Golden-Age Hero And Heroine Directory is an easy-to-use, hands-on listing of vintage characters from the 1940’s and ’50’s, which focuses on the costumed crimefighters produced by now-defunct companies, a veritable comic book “Who’s Who” for publishers like Fiction House, Magazine Enterprises, Ace, Nedor, MLJ, Hillman, Holyoke, Harvey, Prize, Fox, Chesler, Columbia, Novelty Press, Four Star, Enwil, Fawcett, Sterling, Lev Gleason, Spark and others. Provides capsule descriptions and illustrated examples of dozens of former champions, including sidekicks, girlfriends, weapons, etc., as drawn by the artists most associated with the feature. Each entry also catalogs appearances, and boasts as complete a list of creators as possible on each hero. Characters covered include: Airmale and Stampy, Black Angel, Blue Flame, Bogey Man, Ghost, Green Hornet and Kato, Hangman, K The Unknown, Magno and Davey, Pyroman, Stuntman and dozens more. Buy this book and become an instant expert on lesser-known superheroes from comic’s formative years. A ton of four-color history packed into 76 pages. Color painted wraparound cover by Brad Gorby, interiors are black and white with graytones. Standard comic book format. Printed in 1997.