What better way to celebrate Independence Day than by sharing a tale starring one of the 1940s’ most patriotic super-heroes: Major Victory!
Major Victory originally appeared in Dynamic Comics #1 (Chesler, October 1941) and fought the Axis for all of three issues. The character seemingly refused to die, though, as Chesler granted Major Victory his own title three years later.
Rather than print new adventures, the publisher simply reprinted recolored versions of older stories before pulling the plug a second, and final, time.
While the Major himself didn’t have the staying power of The Shield, Captain America or even The Star-Spangled Kid and Stripesy, his codename did live on in the form of Vance Astro , leader of Marvel Comics’ original Guardians Of The Galaxy.
That’s something, right?
Here’s the recolored version of Major Victory’s origin from Major Victory Comics #1 (Chesler, 1944). The art is credited to Charles Sultan.
The Time Bullet is briskly moving along at a two-post-per-month clip these days, which by my estimation should ensure this site’s eventual domination of the Blog-O-Net by the year 3025.
Of course, by that time, blogging about pop culture artifacts should be obsolete – if it isn’t already. We at Time Bullet Central are not concerned about such mundane matters, however, as long as there are still action-packed Golden Age comics scans to unearth and share with the unseen masses.
Here’s one such story featuring one of our favorite super-heroes, Bulletman, taking on one of comics’ many arachnid-themed super-villains. As always, the adventure is enlivened by the presence of Bulletgirl, one of the more competent super-heroines of the Golden Age.
“The Black Spider” originally appeared in Bulletman #1 (Fawcett, Summer 1941). The story was penciled and inked by Charles Sultan, a prolific artist whose long career included illustrating pulps and men’s magazines.
There is no writer credit.
Poor Suzy! I guess that’s why the Comics Code was created…