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Public Domain Images - CaptMarvelJr10

Public Domain Images - CaptMarvelJr10

Cover of Captain Marvel Jr number 10, as published by (August 1943). This image has lapsed into the public domain, due to Fawcett failing to renew the copyright.

CC No 23 Oliver Twist - A comic book cover with a cartoon of a man in a top hat

CC No 23 Oliver Twist - A comic book cover with a cartoon of a man in ...

Public domain photograph of an advertising poster, advertisement, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Crazy Man Crazy No 2 - A movie poster for crazy man crazy

Crazy Man Crazy No 2 - A movie poster for crazy man crazy

Cover art for Crazy, Man, Crazy number 2 (Charlton Comics, June 1956). Following in the wake of Mad Magazine, Charlton tried its hand at several black and white satire titles aimed at a more mature audience.

Crimes by Women 2 - A comic book cover with a woman in a red dress

Crimes by Women 2 - A comic book cover with a woman in a red dress

Cover scan of a Crimes by Women #2, (August 1948), Fox Features Syndicate

Four Color Comics No 674 - A children's book with a picture of a boy and a girl riding in a horse drawn carriage

Four Color Comics No 674 - A children's book with a picture of a boy a...

Painted cover to Four Color Comics number 674, featuring "The Little Rascals" (January 1956). Dell Publications was perhaps the most successful comics company of the Golden Age, outstripping DC, Atlas, Fawcett... More

Hit Comics 18 - A cover of a comic book

Hit Comics 18 - A cover of a comic book

Cover, Hit Comics #18, Quality Comics (defunct co.), December 1941, art by Reed Crandall. Depicts Stormy Foster, The Great Defender

Madhouse No 1 - A cover of mad house magazine

Madhouse No 1 - A cover of mad house magazine

Cover of Madhouse number 1, a short-lived competitor to Mad issued by Farrell Publications. A late entry to the market, Madhouse lasted four issues from March - September 1954.

Phantom Lady 16 Fox - A comic book cover of a woman in a blue dress
Planet Comics 11 - An old comic book cover with a man and a woman

Planet Comics 11 - An old comic book cover with a man and a woman

Cover scan of Planet Comics, No. 11, Fiction House, March 1941.

Polly Pigtails No 28 Pp 39 - An old advertisement for a sports team with a woman holding a baseball bat

Polly Pigtails No 28 Pp 39 - An old advertisement for a sports team wi...

Illustrated story from Polly Pigtails number 28, May 1948. Aimed squarely at a young female audience, Polly Pigtails promoted postwar family values, featuring stories, comic strips and articles believed to be ... More

Speed Comics No 34 - A comic book with a bunch of people on it

Speed Comics No 34 - A comic book with a bunch of people on it

Action packed cover of Speed comics number 34, featuring Black Cat, Shock Gibson, Captain Freedom and the Young Defenders. Artwork by Alex Schomburg, September 1944. With the war in full swing, patriotically-th... More

Weird Adventures No 10

Weird Adventures No 10

Painted cover of Weird Adventures, number 10, artwork by Phil Marini. Weird Adventures was a short-lived sci-fi title published by Ziff Davis. Marini's richly painted cover recalls the pulp magazines of the 19... More

AmazingAdventuresNo2

AmazingAdventuresNo2

Painted cover of Amazing Adventures, number 2, artwork by Allen Anderson. Amazing Adventures was a short-lived sci-fi title published quarterly by Ziff Davis from 1950 to 1952. Anderson's richly painted cover r... More

Lars of Mars -11 - A cover of a comic book

Lars of Mars -11 - A cover of a comic book

Lars of Mars #11 (July-August 1951), Ziff Davis

Black Cat -1 - A comic book cover with a woman on a motorcycle

Black Cat -1 - A comic book cover with a woman on a motorcycle

Black Cat #1, Harvey Comics Public domain photograph related to music, performing arts, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Bug House 1 - A cover of a comic book with a bunch of cartoon characters

Bug House 1 - A cover of a comic book with a bunch of cartoon characte...

Cover of Bughouse number 1 (April 1954), Ajax-Farrell Publications, a short-lived competitor to Mad published by Ajax-Farrell. The cover artist is unknown but the style is reminiscent of Bill Elder.

Public Domain Images - Eyesees - Drawing. Public domain image.

Public Domain Images - Eyesees - Drawing. Public domain image.

A public domain image of Frank Thomas' Golden Age comic book character, The Eye, detail from Keen Detective Funnies #21, Jun, 1940

Get Lost No 1 - A comic book cover for get lost

Get Lost No 1 - A comic book cover for get lost

Cover of Get Lost number 1, a short-lived competitor to Mad issued by Mike Ross Publications. A late entry to the market, Get Lost lasted three issues from March - June 1954.

My Secret Marriage No 21 Superior, 1956 SA

My Secret Marriage No 21 Superior, 1956 SA

Cover of My Secret Marriage #21, February 1956 Public domain photograph of erotic art, sexuality, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Out Of The Night No 17 Pp 18

Out Of The Night No 17 Pp 18

"The Professor and the Pixie" from Out Of The Night number 17, October 1954. After the superhero genre went into decline during the late 40s, publishers began experimenting with new genres, in this case combini... More

Planet Comics 55 - A comic book cover for planet comics

Planet Comics 55 - A comic book cover for planet comics

Cover scan of Planet Comics, No. 55, edited by Fiction House.

Smash Comics Number 05 - A comic book cover for smash comics
Public Domain Images - TheSpirit

Public Domain Images - TheSpirit

Cover of The Spirit, volume 1, number 22, August 1950, as published by Quality Comics. This image has lapsed into the public domain, due to Quality failing to renew the copyright.

Young Romance No 35 - A magazine cover for young romance featuring two women and a man in a car
Airboy Comics v5 2 - A comic book cover with a man riding a horse

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

"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.

Black Magic No 11 - A comic book cover with a man in a top hat

Black Magic No 11 - A comic book cover with a man in a top hat

Another stunning cover from Joe Simon and Jack Kirby: Black Magic number 11 (Prize Comics, April 1952). Following the war, as the superhero genre went into decline, publishing companies turned to romance, crim... More

Dolly Number 10 - A cover of a magazine with a little girl in a blue dress

Dolly Number 10 - A cover of a magazine with a little girl in a blue d...

Wonderful adventures in toyland with Dolly. After the superhero genre went into decline during the late 40s, publishers began experimenting with new genres; many tried their hand at the lucrative childrens' ma... More

Famous Funnies No 212 - A comic book cover for famous funnies

Famous Funnies No 212 - A comic book cover for famous funnies

Cover of Famous Funnies number 212 (July 1954), featuring artwork by Frank Frazetta. Publisher: Eastern Color

Public Domain Images - FiveStarHit

Public Domain Images - FiveStarHit

A Five Star Hit: in-house advertisement for America's Greatest Comics by Mac Raboy (from Bulletman number 5, May 1942). Left to right: Spy Smasher, Bulletman, Captain Marvel, Minuteman and Mr Scarlet. Colorize... More

Mystery Men Comics 16 - A comic book cover for mystery men comics

Mystery Men Comics 16 - A comic book cover for mystery men comics

Cover scan of Mystery Men Comics, No. 16, Fox Features Syndicate.

Nightmare No 1 - A magazine cover with a woman in a yellow dress

Nightmare No 1 - A magazine cover with a woman in a yellow dress

Thrills, Mystery, Terror and Suspense: painted cover of Nightmare number one (Ziff-Davis, summer 1952). With horror firmly in the lime light, many publishers looked towards the "bloody" pulps of the 1930s for ... More

Planet Comics 71 - A comic book cover with a man in a space suit

Planet Comics 71 - A comic book cover with a man in a space suit

Cover scan of Planet Comics, issue 71, Fiction House, 1953. Space Rangers strip with art by Bill Discount.

Speed Comics No.22 - A comic book cover with a man flying through the air

Speed Comics No.22 - A comic book cover with a man flying through the ...

Captain Freedom storms into action on the cover of Speed Comics number 22 (Harvey, September 1942). After Joe Simon and Jack Kirby joined the Harvey bullpen, Captain Freedom began to take on the appearance of ... More

Speed Comics No 35 - A comic book cover with a group of people in the background

Speed Comics No 35 - A comic book cover with a group of people in the ...

Action packed cover of Speed comics number 35, featuring Black Cat, Shock Gibson, Captain Freedom and the Young Defenders. Artwork by Alex Schomburg, November 1944. With the war in full swing, patriotically-the... More

Whiz Comics No 29 - A comic book cover for whiz comics

Whiz Comics No 29 - A comic book cover for whiz comics

Captain Marvel and his Three Lieutenants stride over the Isthmus of Panama on the cover of Whiz Comics number 29 (April, 1942). Debuting in 1941, the Three Lieutenant Marvels would make recurring appearances u... More

Wing Comics 69 - A comic book cover with a man on a surfboard

Wing Comics 69 - A comic book cover with a man on a surfboard

"Suicide Smith" and companion on the cover of Wings Comics number 69 (May 1946). Fiction House was well known for its pin-up style artwork and voluptuous heroines.

Wings Comics 91 - A cover of a comic book with a woman on a plane

Wings Comics 91 - A cover of a comic book with a woman on a plane

Three years after the war ended, Captain Wings was still gunning for revenge. Fiction House was well known for its pin-up style artwork and voluptuous heroines.

Black Owl in Prize Comics no2

Black Owl in Prize Comics no2

Page 46 of 'Prize Comics' issue #2 (April 1940

Captain Future - Drawing. Public domain image.

Captain Future - Drawing. Public domain image.

Comic page detail from Startling Comics #10 (Sep. 1941), featuring Captain Future in "Hi, Grace! My, but you're looking bored..."][The Snatched Scientists)

CC No 24 Connecticut Yankee
CC No 26 Frankenstein 2

CC No 26 Frankenstein 2

Public domain photograph of decorated book cover, binding, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Daedevil No 42 - boxing sport photo

Daedevil No 42 - boxing sport photo

Cover art for Daredevil number 42 (Lev Gleeson Publications, May 1947), artwork by Dan Barry). In this particular story, Daredevil gave up his costumed identity to become an avenging newspaper publisher. As sup... More

Hubbard FourColor474 BackCover 100

Hubbard FourColor474 BackCover 100

Mary Jane enjoys some quality time with The Merry Melodies Gang on the back cover of Four Color Comics number 474. While relatively obscure by today's standards, Mary Jane and Sniffles were extremely popular w... More

Justice Traps The Guilty No 8 - A cover of a comic book with two men

Justice Traps The Guilty No 8 - A cover of a comic book with two men

Another blockbuster cover from Joe Simon and Jack Kirby: Justice Traps the Guilty, volume 2 number 2 (Prize Comics, January 1949). By the end of the forties, publishers were turning to romance, crime and horror... More

Out Of The Night No 17 Pp 20

Out Of The Night No 17 Pp 20

"The Professor and the Pixie" from Out Of The Night number 17, October 1954. After the superhero genre went into decline during the late 40s, publishers began experimenting with new genres, in this case combini... More

Planet Comics 51 - A comic book cover with a woman in a red dress

Planet Comics 51 - A comic book cover with a woman in a red dress

Cover scan of Planet Comics, No. 51, Fiction House, November 1947.

Suspense Comics 8 - A cover of a comic book with a spider on it
Public Domain Images - TipTopperNumber1

Public Domain Images - TipTopperNumber1

Fritzi and Phil on the cover of Tip Topper number 1 (October, 1949). Artwork by Ernie Bushmiller, published by United Features. Image is assumed to be in the public domain due to lapsed copyright.

True Bride-to-Be Romances No 18 Harvey, 1956 SA

True Bride-to-Be Romances No 18 Harvey, 1956 SA

Cover of True Bride-to-Be Romances #18, June 1956

True Life Romance 3 - A comic book cover with a man kissing a woman
True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated 38

True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated 38

Cover of True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated #38, March, 1956.

Western Thrillers 01 - A comic book cover with two men fighting

Western Thrillers 01 - A comic book cover with two men fighting

Cover of Western Thrillers #2, Fox Feature Syndicate

WO Wcomics Number 12 - Public domain portrait drawing

WO Wcomics Number 12 - Public domain portrait drawing

Rocketing Adventures! Iconic drawing of Mary Marvel by Jack Binder, cover dated 7 April 1943. Introduced in 1941, Mary Marvel proved popular enough to appear in no less than three different titles throughout th... More

Airboy Comics v9 5 - An old comic book cover with a giant monster attacking a man

Airboy Comics v9 5 - An old comic book cover with a giant monster atta...

"The Heap In Another Weird Struggle with The Man of The Moonlight" from Airboy Comics, Hillman Publications, March, 1952. Artwork by Ernest Schroeder, image has fallen into the public domain due to lapsed copyright.

CC No 03 Count of Monte Cristo

CC No 03 Count of Monte Cristo

Cover scan of a public domain comic book.

Public Domain Images - Cowgirl Romances 3

Public Domain Images - Cowgirl Romances 3

Cover scan of a public domain comic book: Cowgirl Romances #3, published by Fiction House Text: Cowgirl Romances No. 3 Fiction House Magazines - 52 pages 10¢ "Daughter of the Devil's Brand" — "Maverick Guns... More

Daredevil Comics No 70 - A comic book cover for dared and the little willie boys

Daredevil Comics No 70 - A comic book cover for dared and the little w...

Pee-Wee and the Little Wise Guys on the cover of Daredevil number 70. The title's eponymous star had given up his costumed identity in 1947, after which he made only sporadic appearances. By 1951, he'd disappe... More

Famous Crimes 1 - A cover of famous crimes from police files

Famous Crimes 1 - A cover of famous crimes from police files

Cover scan of a Famous Crimes 1, 1948, Fox Features Syndicate

Famous Funnies No 209 - A comic book cover for famous funnies from buck rogers

Famous Funnies No 209 - A comic book cover for famous funnies from buc...

Cover of Famous Funnies number 209 (December 1953), featuring artwork by Frank Frazetta. Publisher: Eastern Color. Oddly enough, the cover feature (Buck Rogers) appears nowhere in the book.

Flying Cadet 17 - A comic book cover with a man on a plane

Flying Cadet 17 - A comic book cover with a man on a plane

Cover, Flying Cadet #17 (Oct. 1944), from publishing company Flying Cadet, a precursor of St. John Publications.

Public Domain Images - MagazineEnterprises002

Public Domain Images - MagazineEnterprises002

1954 cover logo for Magazine Enterprises, rendered in black and yellow. Image is considered to be in the public domain as the copyright was never renewed.

Planet Comics 42 - A comic book cover for planet comics

Planet Comics 42 - A comic book cover for planet comics

Cover scan of Planet Comics, No. 42, Fiction House, May 1946. Joe Doolin cover.

Rangers Comics64 - A comic book cover with a woman riding a horse

Rangers Comics64 - A comic book cover with a woman riding a horse

Cover of Rangers Comics #64, Fiction House Public domain photograph of stereoscopic card, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Real Love No 44 - A magazine cover for real love featuring a man kissing a woman

Real Love No 44 - A magazine cover for real love featuring a man kissi...

"Romances from life" from the cover of Real Love, February 1952. Some of Ace's romance titles featured painted covers, possibly to compete with the racier "True Confessions"-style pulps published by their rivals.

Rulah 2401 - A cover of a comic book featuring a woman in a bikini
Soldier Comics No1 L - A comic book cover for soldier comics

Soldier Comics No1 L - A comic book cover for soldier comics

Cover scan of Soldier Comics #1 (January 1952)

Public Domain Images - Spysmashero1a

Public Domain Images - Spysmashero1a

Photoshopped image of Spy Smasher taken from the cover of Spy Smasher number 1 (Fawcett Comics, Winter 1941). Artwork by Charles Sultan, later employed in the movie poster for the Republic serial.

Young Romance No 11 1949

Young Romance No 11 1949

Cover of Young Romance 11 (May/June 1949 Crestwood Publications). Art by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby.

Boy Explorers No 1 A - A comic book cover for boy explorers comics

Boy Explorers No 1 A - A comic book cover for boy explorers comics

Commodore Sinbad and the Boy Explorers set out on another high seas adventure. Cover signed "Simon & Kirby".

Doctor Death - A stamp with a picture of a man in a top hat

Doctor Death - A stamp with a picture of a man in a top hat

Doctor Death, host of Fawcett's This Magazine is Haunted (1951-1953). Artwork by Sheldon Moldoff.

Public Domain Images - Advertisement Poster: FiveStarHit001

Public Domain Images - Advertisement Poster: FiveStarHit001

A Five Star Hit: in-house advertisement for America's Greatest Comics by Mac Raboy (from Bulletman number 5, May 1942). Left to right: Spy Smasher, Bulletman, Captain Marvel, Minuteman and Mr Scarlet. Colorize... More

Gabby Hayes 058001 - Drawing. Public domain image.

Gabby Hayes 058001 - Drawing. Public domain image.

Cover of Gabby Hayes comics n°58 (Charlton Comics, June, 1956). Artwork by Dick Giordano.

Insanity No 12 - A magazine cover with a bunch of people on it

Insanity No 12 - A magazine cover with a bunch of people on it

Cover art for From Here to Insanity number 12 (Charlton Comics, October 1955). Following in the wake of Mad Magazine, Charlton tried its hand at several black and white satire titles aimed at a more mature audience.

Mister Mystery No 13 Sept.Oct-1953

Mister Mystery No 13 Sept.Oct-1953

Mister Mystery #13, (September-October 1953)

Modern Comics 78 - A comic book cover with a woman in a butterfly costume

Modern Comics 78 - A comic book cover with a woman in a butterfly cost...

Blackhawk menaced by Madame Butterfly in the cover of Modern Comics number 78 (October 1948). Published by Category:Quality Comics, artwork by Reed Crandall. This image has fallen into the public domaindue to l... More

Polly Pigtails No 3 - A cover of a magazine with a woman holding flowers

Polly Pigtails No 3 - A cover of a magazine with a woman holding flowe...

Photographic cover to Polly Pigtails number 3, April 1946. One of the few titles aimed squarely at a young female audience, Polly Pigtails promoted postwar family values, featuring stories, comic strips and ar... More

The Mummy - A black and white drawing of a smiling man

The Mummy - A black and white drawing of a smiling man

The Mummy, narrator of Fawcett's Beware! Terror Tales (1952-1953).

Untamed Love 3 - A magazine cover of a woman sitting on a couch

Untamed Love 3 - A magazine cover of a woman sitting on a couch

Comic book cover of Untamed Love #3 (May 1950) Public domain scan of a magazine cover, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Whiz Comics No 34 - A comic book cover with a bunch of superheros

Whiz Comics No 34 - A comic book cover with a bunch of superheros

"Together again by popular demand." Captain Marvel and his Three Lieutenants take to the skies on the cover of Whiz Comics number 34 (September, 1942). Debuting in 1941, the Three Lieutenant Marvels would make ... More

World War III comic book 1

World War III comic book 1

Comic book cover of World War III #1 (March 1952)

Amazing Mystery Funnies 1 - Drawing. Public domain image.
Blazing comics 2 - A cover of a comic book with a group of people

Blazing comics 2 - A cover of a comic book with a group of people

Blazing Comics, July 1944, No. 2 featuring The Green Turtle, by Chu F. Hing Français : Blazing Comics 2 (juillet 1944), sur la couverture: The Green Turtle, de Chu F. Hing

Famous Funnies No 211 - Drawing. Public domain image.

Famous Funnies No 211 - Drawing. Public domain image.

Cover of Famous Funnies number 211 (December 1953), featuring artwork by Frank Frazetta. Publisher: Eastern Color. Oddly enough, the cover feature (Buck Rogers) appears nowhere in the book.

Fantastic Comics 1 - A comic book cover for fantastic comics
First Love 35 - A comic book cover with a man kissing a woman

First Love 35 - A comic book cover with a man kissing a woman

Comic book cover of First Love Illustrated #35 (December 1953)

Hit Comics No 19 - A comic book cover with a man falling off of a car

Hit Comics No 19 - A comic book cover with a man falling off of a car

The "Sensational Stormy Foster" takes down a boatload of jack-booted thugs on the cover of Hit Comics number 19. The Great Defender would enjoy star billing until issue 25, when Kid Eternity made his debut.

Jumbo Comics 99 - A cover of a comic book featuring a woman and a gorilla
Jungle Lil - A cover of a comic book with a woman and a tiger

Jungle Lil - A cover of a comic book with a woman and a tiger

Cover scan of Jungle Lil, No. 1, Fox Features Syndicate.

My Life True Stories in Pictures 6

My Life True Stories in Pictures 6

Cover of My Life True Stories In Pictures #6 (1949), Fox Feature Syndicate

Nightmare No 2 - A cover of a comic book with a woman in a bikini

Nightmare No 2 - A cover of a comic book with a woman in a bikini

"Devil From The Deep": painted cover of Nightmare number two (Ziff-Davis, summer 1952). With horror firmly in the limelight, many publishers looked towards the "bloody" pulps of the 1930s for inspiration. Artw... More

Rocket to the Moon comic book

Rocket to the Moon comic book

Cover scan of the cover of the comic adaptation of the novel Maza of the Moon by Otis Adelbert Kline (19501), Avon Publications, NY; originally published in 1930.

Speed Comics No 33 - A comic book cover for speed comics

Speed Comics No 33 - A comic book cover for speed comics

Action packed cover of Speed comics number 33, featuring Black Cat, Shock Gibson, Captain Freedom and the Young Defenders. Artwork by Alex Schomburg, July 1944. With the war in full swing, patriotically-themed... More

Tip Top Comics No 178 Pp 88 - A cartoon of a baseball game being played

Tip Top Comics No 178 Pp 88 - A cartoon of a baseball game being playe...

Charlie Brown and Snoopy on the cover of Tip Top Comics number 187. Tip Top began running reprints of Peanuts from issue 185, though the cover artist here does not appear to be Charles M. Schulz.

Public Domain Images - Tomboy003

Public Domain Images - Tomboy003

Li'l Jinx in hot water again. While high spirited girls had appeared in newsprint since the early 1900s, the tomboy archetype gained increasing popularity during the postwar era - possibly reflecting the vital ... More

Weird Chills 2 - Drawing. Public domain image.

Weird Chills 2 - Drawing. Public domain image.

Cover of Weird Chills #2, (September 1954)

Whack 2

Whack 2

Cover of Whack number 2, a short-lived competitor to Mad published by St. John.

An Earth Man on Venus comic book

An Earth Man on Venus comic book

Cover scan of the cover of the comic adaptation of the novel An Earth Man on Venus by Ralph Milne Farley (1950), Avon Publications, NY; originally published as The Radio Man (1924).

Brenda Starr 14 - A comic book cover for brenda starr

Brenda Starr 14 - A comic book cover for brenda starr

Cover scan of Brenda Starr #14, March 1947 Public domain photograph - 1940s actress, female portrait, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

CC No 20 Corsican Brothers
CC No 25 Two Years Before the Mast

CC No 25 Two Years Before the Mast

Public domain photograph of decorated book cover, binding, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

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