Charlton vs Mighty MLJ

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

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Whatsitsname Wednesdays: Roly-Poly Comics

In 1945, during a period when MLJ Comics was transforming into the empire that would become known for its red-haired superstar Archie, superheroes were being phased out.

Still, trying to eck out whatever profits they could from their soon-to-be defunct superhero properties, the company authorized little known Green Publishing to reprint select stories from several of MLJ's anthology titles in the format of "Roly-Poly Comics".

However, the series was irregular in production and in number. Issues #2, 3, 4, 5, 7. 8. 9, and 13 were never published. This publisher also dabbled in other properies, mostly funny animals until 1957 when it closed shop.

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