Wednesday, January 13, 2021

HAMMETT HERALD-TRIBUNE: Another Thin Man - part 1 (1937-38)


Gettysburg Times, May 8, 1937

Akron Beacon Journal, May 12, 1937

Minneapolis Star, July 4, 1938

Waterloo Courier, Sept. 15, 1938

San Francisco Examiner, Nov. 7, 1938

Atlanta Constitution, Nov. 19, 1938

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The Origin of CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT and his SECRET SQUADRON (1941)


The old Captain (probably an uncle to Cap'n Bob Napier) doesn't get much love these days, but from the late '30s to the mid-'50s he was pretty hot stuff. After starting his career on the radio, he moved into comic strips, big little books, a movie serial and a TV show. And of course he had a long run in comic books, beginning with this appearance in The Funnies #57, dated July 1941, as found on comicbookplus.