Charlton vs Mighty MLJ

Two parallel universes from two silver age comic book publishers examined ad naseum!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Foreign Fridays: F.E. Howard Publications

F.E. Howard Publications operated out of Ontario Canada during the early to mid-1940's and quickly became a distributor of MLJ Comic's star features.

Within Super Comics, published intermittently from 1943 to 1944, six issued were published with reprints of the Shield, Archie, Hangman, Captain Commando and others in the MLJ staple. Note the Shield's redisgned logo to reflect a more English-centric fanbase.

Other features picked up included Mister Monster and more obscure characters from other publishers. This was par for the course, as it were, allowing foreign publishers to pickup the rights of various characters from various American-based publishers and repackage them for local markets. Demand evidently wasn't very high as such series had short life spans.

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