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Saturday, April 1, 2017

BLUE RIBBON COMICS #9
(On Newsstands in November 1940)

Superheroes were everywhere and MLJ continued to climb on board, DC's the Spectre had been out for about a year, and the Spirit had hit newspapers back in the summer...
(from Blue Ribbon Comics #9 - on newsstands November 1940, artwork by Sam Cooper)


Sam Cooper really got a chance to shine on this lead feature, sending Rang-A-Tang to second tier status!
(from Blue Ribbon Comics #9 - on newsstands November 1940, artwork by Sam Cooper)


Before Eisner's Spirit was getting creative with layouts, other artists were experimenting with design as well...
(from Blue Ribbon Comics #9 - on newsstands November 1940, artwork by Irwin Hansen)


PEP COMICS #11
(On Newsstands in November 1940)

Not only did we get a new feature superhero in Blue Ribbon this month, but... the Shield got a new sidekick! Dusty the Boy Detective. Man, who could the influence be for that?
(from Pep Comics #11 - November 1940, artwork by Irv Novick)


What could make a kid give up his simple life of fun and playing to go and want to hunt criminals...ohhh...
(from Pep Comics #11 - November 1940, artwork by Irv Novick)

As simple as that!
(from Pep Comics #11 - November 1940, artwork by Irv Novick)


More cool Sam Cooper layouts from Bentley of Scotland Yard... this is why he got chosen to do Mr. Justice!
(from Pep Comics #11 - November 1940, artwork by Sam Cooper)


TOP NOTCH COMICS #11
(On Newsstands in November 1940)

The Wizard and HIS boy wonder make the cover with the Black Hood, showing off MLJ's growing stable of super heroes!
(from Top Notch Comics #11 - on newsstands November 1940, artwork by Al Camy)

The Skull would go to any lengths to get what he wants!
(from Top Notch Comics #11 - on newsstands November 1940, artwork by Al Camy)


And his plans were always diabolical...
(from Top Notch Comics #11 - on newsstands November 1940, artwork by Al Camy)

ZIP COMICS #10
(On Newsstands in November 1940)

Cover of the month has to go to Biro's Zip Comics #10. He had to be proud of that, even if MLJ was more excited about Dicky in the Magic Forest!
(from Zip Comics #10 - November 1940, artwork by Charles Biro)

And yes, we're occasionally reminded of the times...
(from Zip Comics #10 - November 1940, artwork by Charles Biro)

Inez gets in a bind in the Scarlet Avenger!
(from Zip Comics #10 - November 1940, artwork by Mort Meskin)




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