Scroll down to add issues to your want list and well email you when they arrive view pictures of their covers. We start off with one of the first artists to have worked in the american comic book industry. However, through this period comic books based on the superman, batman, and wonder woman characters retained a. Sure, superhero comics have dominated the comic book stands forever, but dont forget about the great science fiction comics that have been around for just as long. By the time comic books based on movie and tv cowboys were extremely popular in the late 40s and 50s, hoot gibsons star had long faded at the box office so the big two of western movietv related comic publishers, dell and fawcett, were simply not interested in old hooter who wound up at fox features syndicate in 1950.
Golden age western comic books products for sale ebay. If youve spent much time on this blog, youve figured out that frank tashlins son of paleface 1952, bob hopes best picture, is one of my favorites films of all time. Dell comics gene autry westerns comics lot dvd cowboy ranger golden age book 2. Youll come across avengers comics much more often than the captain america comics of the 1940s and 50s. Allstar superman is a twelveissue maxiseries written by grant morrison and drawn by frank quitely. It is the best selling graphic novel in comic book history and spun off a major motion picture. Within those approximate 80 years, comic book stories and the avatars within have graduated from the scrutiny of child psychologists to multimedia empires that annually generate billions of dollars. Publishers wanted to eke out every last drop of profit they could, and comics were a. The term is generally associated with an american comic books genre published from the late 1940s through the 1950s though the genre had continuing popularity. Dc comics published the longrunning series allstar western and western comics. Western, romance, crime, horror and science fiction comic books all became immensely popular.
Publishers wanted to eke out every last drop of profit they could, and comics were a way to keep presses running on weekends. Westerns have been a staple genre of comic books with some ups and. Gene autry golden age westerns comics for sale ebay. By the time i was reading these in the late 60s and early 70s, they were part of the marvel comics empire along with other great western titles. Through the mid1950s, the void was filled by comic books containing more serious themes such as crime, romance, western, and horror. Growing up in the early 50s and 60s i have always loved western comics and stories.
Ive been reading comic books for a long time, just over 30 years now, starting when i was a wee pup waist high to my father. Golden age western comics lovingly reproduces in fullcolor, restored, complete scans of 20 of the best western storiesplus a few pinupscreated between the years 1948 and 1956. Here is the master list of the artists voted by you by your ballots over one thousand ballots cast. The insane history of how american paranoia ruined and. The 100 best comic book characters of all time paste. The superhero archetype was created and many wellknown characters were introduced, including superman, batman, captain marvel, captain america, and wonder woman. A cover gallery for the comic book tom mix western old comic books, comic book. During the heyday decades of western books and magazines so many of em were published that im still discovering authors and titles ive missed. They were suffering from after the boom of the 1940s. Two regular titles started in february, 1937 over a year before superman ushered in the superhero age cheslercentaur publications star ranger and comics magazines companys western picture stories, which featured the artwork of the legendary will eisner. All the characters, protagonists and antagonists alike, have deep flaws, and the reader cant quite decide who hes siding with, if its anyone at all. Up until 1962, western publishing produced all of the comics distributed by dell, after which time dell produced their own books. Western comics is a comics genre usually depicting the american old west frontier and.
Watchmen was a graphic novel published by dc comics in 1986 and 1987. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. With plans to publish a limited amount of new titles starting april 28, the promise of new dc comic books on the horizon got us looking backwards at the greatest dc stories of. The cover shows a transition from monsters, and the ff didnt even show up in costume till the third issue. Its certainly better than its namesake the paleface 1948 son of paleface made millions, so it was decided to send hope west again. May 08, 2012 now, powerhouse books is pleased to present a collection of these uniquely american stories as told through a uniquely american mediumthe comic book. The sixissue 1950 harvey comics series boys ranch, by joe simon and jack kirby, was a seminal example of the western comics genre. Western comics and books page 1 of 5 comic book plus. In fact, le may based his book on the real life story of cynthia ann parker, but his version of the thorny tale stands out because of its unparalleled depth and emotion. Nov 28, 2016 the texan comic book offered dusty, dangerous escapism in the 1940s and 50s. During this time, modern comic books were first published and rapidly increased in popularity. See more ideas about western comics, comic books and tv westerns. See more ideas about romance comics, comics and romance. His obsessions with comic books, genre films and literature gave nerds a champion in the world of standup, helping to elevate obscure, semantic arguments.
Super heroes all died out between 1950 and 1955 with only superman, batman and wonder woman and a few smaller ones still being published. Saddle up for time outs indepth guide to the most rootin, tootin film genre of them all the western. From golden age classics to hardhitting revisionist dramas plus a hearty helping. Westerns have been a staple genre of comic books with some ups and downs since almost the beginning of the medium. Bill schelly authors the volume on the 1950s era of marilyn monroe and elvis presley, with a yearbyyear account of the most significant publications, notable creators, and impactful. Aug 21, 2018 sure, superhero comics have dominated the comic book stands forever, but dont forget about the great science fiction comics that have been around for just as long. Like so many american art forms that have grown and spread throughout the global audiences, comic books have been one of the most successful ones to become popularized in the nation that has brought us a variety of influences. Timerepublic pictureswestern comicscowboy and cowgirlcowboy boots. Jan 14, 2015 saddle up for time outs indepth guide to the most rootin, tootin film genre of them all the western. I returned two copies to amazon because the binding fell apart after i opened the cover of the book. The series was created by a british collaboration consisting of writer alan moore. While the super hero was faltering, other genres began to surge in popularity. The series was developed to allow major comics creators a chance to tell stories showcasing characters without being restricted by dc.
The content deserved 5 stars, but the package is the worst i have ever encountered. Now, powerhouse books is pleased to present a collection of these uniquely american stories as told through a uniquely american mediumthe comic book. Its compact, but that just means every page is stocked with virile energy much like shane himself, the books main character. From golden age classics to hardhitting revisionist dramas plus a. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Here is the top 125 comic book writers master list. Western also produced and distributed books independently of dell prior to and during their relationship, under such imprints as k. Shane by jack schaefer 1949 shane is considered by many the best western novel of alltime.
Cowboy western comics 1954 comic read cowboy western. Jul 31, 2012 and while the next big things of romance and western comics started out, during the early cold war era, horror comics reigned supreme. Click on any name below for more information about the artist listed. With the first versions of superman and famous funnies dating back to 1930s, illustrators and artists have found a new. We will say that the golden age begins in 1938 and ends in 1956, when the silver age began. By the time comic books based on movie and tv cowboys were extremely popular in the late 40s and 50s, hoot gibsons star had long faded at the box office so the big two of westernmovietv related comic publishers, dell and fawcett, were simply not interested in old hooter who wound up at fox features syndicate in 1950. Joe kubert, one of the undisputed masters of the whole comicbook. The 50 greatest comicbook characters movies empire. While there are some valuable silver age comic books featuring captain america, none are truly rare comic books in the way that the golden age issues are. French pocket library, which appeared in at least 2 series early mid 50s. All the major publishers launched their own titles, as you will soon discover by looking at all the titles we hold.
Top 100 most valuable comic books of the golden age 19381956 the 100 most valuable comic books from each age. Mar, 2015 comic books began as collections of newspaper comic strips. The golden age of comic books describes an era of american comic books from 1938 to 1956. Heres an interesting one that probably went unnoticed at the time, and has long since. This page will deal with the most valuable of all, golden age comic books. Western comics is a comics genre usually depicting the american old west frontier usually anywhere west of the mississippi river and typically set during the late nineteenth century. The chilling horror comics history of the 1950s cbr.
The sixissue 1950 harvey comics series boys ranch, by joe simon and jack. Comic books began as collections of newspaper comic strips. Old time western film club 20th anniversary pictorial calendar 19701990 milo holt 1990. In other words these will become great inspirations to future comic characters and stories. We have 246 titles and 3,349 issues in our western category for you to enjoy. Publications, western printing, and golden picture stories.
Two regular titles started in february, 1937 over a year before superman ushered in the superhero age cheslercentaur publications star ranger and comics magazines companys western picture stories, which featured the artwork of the legendary. A new world new stuff the 1950s was an odd time for comic books. The real growth of western comics came a few years later with the end of world war ii. The wild west has been romanticized in american culture ever since the.
The first foray into superheroes to come from under the marvel banner was revolutionary. Great content one of the best comic book books i own and i own a boatload of comic book books. His obsessions with comic books, genre films and literature gave nerds a champion in the world of stand. There were horror stories in other books, but eerie was the first to collect them all together solely as a horror publication.
The american comic book chronicles continues its ambitious series of fullcolor hardcovers where twomorrows top authors document every decade of comic book history from the 1940s to today. Western comics of the period typically featured dramatic scripts about. When i first discovered this top 10 classic western novels of all time post, i faved it and continue to check it out. However, starting soon after their creation in the early 1940s and increasing into more of a movement among concerned parents, librarians, and others, there was an increasing outcry against their possible bad influence on youth. The chilling archives of horror comics zombies panel at comiccon international in san diego came on the final day of the event, appropriately scheduled after the ccas sunday devotional and christian comics panel in room 32ab. Im glad to say that over the years ive influenced a few people and have brought them into the fold. Ok, not that young, but i was around 9 years old when i started reading, and actually collecting comic books. Mighty marvel western comic book covers for all mighty marvel western. Eerie by acg was the first horror comic to come out, yoe said. Oct 01, 2015 the omnipresent influence of comic books is undeniable, and here we take a look at the famous artists from the medium who have shaped the surface of popular culture. The term is generally associated with an american comic books genre published from the late 1940s through the 1950s though the genre had continuing popularity in europe, and persists in. However, through this period comic books based on the superman, batman, and wonder woman characters retained a modest audience. Focusing on precomics code 1950s horror comics, the panel was led by eisner awardwinning comics historian and coeditor of.659 7 1018 1486 388 1344 630 662 1555 1025 675 1203 619 724 25 406 439 255 1011 245 1562 417 453 442 321 1092 699 869 651 568 249 1080 227 635 673