Tuesday, March 25, 2014

An interesting breakdown of Golden Age comics readership

From Jungle Frolics

A 1944 report by the Market Research Company of America showed that 95% of boys and 91% of girls aged 6-11 read comics; 87% of boys and 81% of girls aged 12-17; 41% of males and 28% of females aged 18-30; and 16% of males and 12% of females over the age of thirty.  The younger girls and boys were reading a dozen comics a month on average.  These statistics don't include the daily newspaper strips or Sunday funnies.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

An early one-pager from a very young Alex Toth


From Heroic #33 via The Four Color War:



Saturday, December 14, 2013

Christmas Poems illustrated by Walt Kelly

These were a big hit last year so I think I may make them an annual feature