5BC: Five Characters Marvel “Adopted”

Over the years, DC Comics (mostly while still operating under the name National) would occasionally buy out the rights to characters and titles from other publishers who had either gone out of business or were about to. This is how the original Captain Marvel and his family, Plastic Man, G.I. COMBAT, YOUNG ROMANCE, the Blackhawks … Continue reading 5BC: Five Characters Marvel “Adopted”

Brand Echh – Hell-Rider #1

By the late 1960s, a whole new niche market had opened up on the newsstand for comics. That was the niche of the black and white magazine, a format primarily pioneered by Warren Publications but one that almost every publisher and would-be publisher would experiment with. The great value in producing a black and white … Continue reading Brand Echh – Hell-Rider #1

The Last Ghost Rider Story

The Ghost Rider was a popular character in the later days of the Golden Age of Comics. He successfully combined several genres--super hero, western, supernatural--in a single series. It was an outgrowth of another strip entirely, the Calico Kid--at a certain point, Rex Hart (later Rex Fury) abandoned his guise as the Calico Kid in … Continue reading The Last Ghost Rider Story