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Spitfire Comics (1941 Harvey) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Spitfire Comics (1941 Harvey) 1

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    Cover by Malcolm Kildale. Stories and art by Sam Glanzman, Peter Emslie, John Giunta and Malcolm Kildale. Harvey's digest-sized first series paved the way for its formidable comics history, and featured early (and now forgotten) superheroes like Fly-Man and the Clown. An 18th-century adventurer visits an island that keeps him alive for 200 years and gives him superpowers, becoming the modern-day hero Spitfire. Boxer Chip Foster is shrunk to fly-size and sets out to get the crooks who killed his inventor father, becoming Fly-Man. A police commissioner dons clownface and floppy shoes to work outside the law as crimefighter The Clown. The Clown was listed in Jon Morris's 2015 book The League of Regrettable Superheroes. Origin of Spitfire; Crocky Doyle; Origin of the Fly-Man; Origin of the Clown; Buckskin Boys; Gary Morgan; Magician from Bagdad; Rurik the Sea King. 5-in. x 7-in., 100 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Spitfire Comics (1941 Harvey) 2
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    Cover by Sam Glanzman. Stories and art by Sam Glanzman, Peter Emslie, John Giunta, Ed Winiarski, Ted Robbins, Frank Frollo and Malcolm Kildale. Harvey's digest-sized first series paved the way for its formidable comics history, and featured early (and now forgotten) superheroes like Fly-Man and the Clown. The Clown was listed in Jon Morris's 2015 book The League of Regrettable Superheroes. Ageless adventurer Spitfire battles the Luftwaffe with the help of an RAF pilot. The Magician of Bagdad's wizard-duel with a genie takes him across time to the future year of 1990. Mighty mite Fly-Man battles murderous counterfeiters, in a story (and cover) with early art by war-comics legend Sam Glanzman. Spitfire; Crocky Doyle in Mindinao; Fly-Man; Clown: The Case of the Dancing Skeleton; Buckskin Boys; Gary Morgan; Magician from Bagdad; Rurik the Sea King. Final issue of the series. 5-in. x 7-in., 100 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.