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Airboy Comics v5 2 - A comic book cover with a man riding a horse

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"Airboy Meets the Wild Horse of Calabra" from Airboy Comics, Hillman Periodicals, March, 1948. Artwork by Dan Barry, image has fallen into the public domain due to lapsed copyright.

The 1940s were a significant and influential period in the history of comic books. During this decade, the comic book industry underwent a number of changes and developments that would shape its future. One of the most significant events of the 1940s was the emergence of superhero comics, which had a major impact on the industry. During this decade, a number of iconic superhero characters were introduced, including Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. These characters became extremely popular and helped to establish the superhero genre as a mainstay of the comic book industry. In addition to the emergence of superhero comics, the 1940s also saw the development of other popular genres, such as horror, science fiction, and romance. Many of the most well-known and influential comic book publishers and creators, such as Marvel Comics and Jack Kirby, got their start during this decade. The 1940s were a crucial and transformative period for the comic book industry, and many of the trends and developments of this decade continue to influence the industry today.

The Golden Age of Comic Books was a period in the history of American comic books, generally thought of as lasting from the late 1930s until the late 1940s or early 1950s. During this time, modern comic books were first published and enjoyed a surge of popularity; the archetype of the superhero was created and defined; and many of the most famous superheroes debuted, among them Superman, Batman, Captain America, Wonder Woman, and Captain Marvel. The publishing of comic books became a major industry. The period also saw the emergence of the comic book as a mainstream art form, and the defining of the medium's artistic vocabulary and creative conventions by its first generation of writers, artists, and editors.

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