Wheeler-Nicholson, Nicky: DC Comics Before Superman. Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson’s Pulp Comics. Neshannock: Hermes, 2018. (251 S.)
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ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-1-61345-164-9
BibTeX citation key: WheelerNicholson2018
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Keywords: Biography, Comic book industry, DC, Illustrated text, Publishing, USA, Wheeler-Nicholson. Malcolm
Publisher: Hermes (Neshannock)
Before Batman and Superman were even a glimmer in Bill Finger and Jerry Siegel’s eyes, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson created National Allied Publications, which would then go on to become DC Comics; one of the largest comic publishers in the world.
Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson (the Major’s granddaughter and noted comics historian) will contribute a historical essay that provides an in depth look at the formation of National Allied Publications and the man behind New Fun, New Comics, and other memorable original comics that predated DC Comics’ inception. Other contributions include an intro by Jim Steranko (Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and an afterword by David Armstrong.
All the comics included in this tome have been painstakingly reproduced and repaired to show how they would have looked back in the 1930s!
This groundbreaking book explores the history of DC Comics before it became the behemoth we know today; the pulp stories that formed the basis for all the different kinds of comics that exist today.
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