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These original stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #27-45, BATMAN #1-3 and NEW YORK WORLD’S FAIR COMICS #1 include the origin of the Dark Knight, as well as the debuts of Robin, Commissioner Gordon, Professor Hugo Strange, The Joker, Catwoman and more!
After a military helicopter crashes in a remote valley in Africa, a lone survivor awakens without memory of his identity or mission. From the wreckage, he learns only his name: Roger Drum. Armed with instinctive survival skills, the amnesiac roams his new surroundings, discovering a bizarre lost world of dinosaurs, mammoths, sabretooth tigers, and primitive human tribes. Against the backdrop of this hostile new reality, Drum must come to terms with his violent past... so that he may assume the respected and feared mantle of the prophesied jungle warrior Thun'da! *Thun'da, the hero of the primeval forest created by legendary fantasy illustrator Frank Frazetta, returns in this action-packed adventure by Robert Place Napton and Cliff Richards! As a special treat, Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents four classic tales of Thun'da, fully remastered and featuring the creative talents of comic legends Gardner Fox (Detective Comics, The Flash) and Frank Frazetta himself!
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When an ambassador is shot, an experimental procedure summons the spirit of his ancestor, a long dead pirate, Captain Skull to his body. Captain Skull begins looting in modern Gateway City before leading The Spectre on a chase through time.
Batgirl and Robin must team up to face the ghost of Benedict Arnold, who looks to take over Washington, D.C., in "The Invader from Hell." Plus, the origin of the Batgirl and Robin team, the origin of Man-Bat and more!
With the help of Maya, the Atom travels to Washington, D.C. where the Plant Master has stationed himself as his plants attack in almost every state. There, Atom and Maya fight off the Dryads that are still under Planet Master's control, until the Atom manages to slip off the Planet Master's control device. With his device removed, the Dryads are freed and the Atom defeats Woodrue.
Featuring stories of the biggest Marvel super heroes as well as stories a little aschew, like the adventures of the cosmic hero Star-Lord!
Early issues are published by World's Best Comics, National Comics, and National Periodical Publications. From #2 onwards the title of the magazine became World's Finest Comics and featured Batman and Superman every issue - although they did not have their first team up until issue # 71. As well as Superman and Batman, the early issues of World's Finest also featured many other heroes from the Golden Age, including, Sandman, Hop Harrigan, Dan the Dyna-mite, Crimson Avenger, Star Spangled Kid, Aquaman, Zatara, Tomahawk, Boy Commandos and Green Arrow. From issue #71 onwards, the lead story would always feature a team up between Superman & Batman and this remained the case through to issue #198, which saw the man of steel in a super speed race with the Flash to try and establish just who is the fastest man alive.
The origin of Wonder Woman continues from ALL STAR COMICS #8! The Amazon Princess arrives in Man's World with the wounded Steve Trevor. This story also explains the origin of Wonder Woman's secret identity of Diana Prince and features the first appearance of Wonder Woman's Invisible Jet!
Hawkman ran for 27 issues and featured the adventures of two Thanagarian Police Officers (Hawkman and Hawkgirl) who were sent to earth in order to study earth police methods. They soon became law enforcers rather than observers.
American horror comics emerged as a distinct comic book genre after World War II. At this time, US young adult males lost interest in caped crime fighters. Also, returning GIs demanded titillating sex and violence in their reading. One-shot Eerie (1947) is generally considered the first true American horror comic. Its cover depicted a dagger-wielding, red eyed ghoul who threatened a rope-bound, scantily clad, voluptuous young woman, beneath a full moon. In 1948, Adventures Into the Unknown became the first regularly published horror title. It enjoyed a nearly two decade life-span. Fiction House had a regular horror series with Werewolf Hunter starting in 1943 that appeared in its comic Rangers Comics.
DC shattered the sound barrier with the debut of the Flash, a blindingly fast mystery man written by Gardner Fox and drawn by Harry Lampert. University researcher Jay Garrick gained amazing speed after inhaling the vapors of "hard water" and donned a costume featuring a winged helmet inspired by the god Mercury. Unlike most super heroes, Jay revealed his secret identity to his girlfriend, Joan Williams. In the same issue Gardener Fox wrote the first story featuring Hawkman, who wore a hawk's head helmet and a winged harness that allowed him to fly. In a story drawn by Dennis Neville, antiquities collector Carter Hall realized he was the reincarnation of Prince Khufu of ancient Egypt, and located the modern day resurrection of his lost love Shiera while fighting his nemesis Hath-Set. Flash Comics scored a third hit with Johnny Thunder, star of a humorous feature about a boy raised in the distant land of Badhnisia and blessed with the ability to raise an all powerful, genie-like Thunderbolt upon saying the words "Cei-U." Because the phrase sounded similar to "Say you" in English, the dim-witted but good-natured Johnny Thunder often accidentally summoned the Thunderbolt to comic effect.