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DCM Archives and Collections
Here are a variety of collections or 'archives' of individual characters or popular artists.
Not specific to any one publisher or theme but popular enough to warrant extra attention from fandom. We recommend all of them for excellent entertainment value.
Latest Download: Woman In Red Archive Volume 2 (Standard)
Files Available: 140
Canadian Comics
1941-1946
During the Second World War there was a foreign-exchange crisis which led to a ban being placed on the importation of U.S. comics. This period, which witnessed an explosion of English-Canadian comic book publishing, is now described as the Canadian Golden Age of Comics.

Featured publishers include - Maple Leaf Publishing in Vancouver and the Toronto-based firms Anglo-American, Hillborough Studios, and Commercial Signs of Canada (later called Bell Features)

You can read more about the history of Canadian Whites at this link -
http://tinyurl.com/noevjz
Latest Download: True Crime Comics 04 (Canadian reprint of US #2)
Files Available: 126
Sub-Categories: Anglo-American Pub Com Ltd. | Bell Features | Superior
Charlton Comics
Charlton Comics Group 1944-1986
Latest Download: Mysteries Of Unexplored Worlds 013
Files Available: 979
Sub-Categories: Atom the Cat | Atomic Mouse | Atomic Rabbit | Atomic Bunny | Attack v1 only | Badge of Justice | Battlefield Action | Billy the Kid | Black Fury | Blue Beetle | Bo | Brides in Love | Bulls-Eye | Captain Gallant | Charlie Chan | Cheyenne Kid | Cowboy Love | Cowboy Western | Crime And Justice | Danger | Danger and Adventure | Danny Blaze | Davy Crockett | Don Winslow of the Navy | Eh! | Fightin' Air Force | Fightin' Army | Fightin' Marines | Fightin' Navy | First Kiss | Foreign Intrigues | Foxhole | Freddy | From Here to Insanity | Frontier Scout: Dan'l Boone | Funny Animals | Gabby Hayes | Hillbilly Comics | Hot Rods and Racing Cars | I Love You | Jack-in-the-Box Comics | Jerry Drummer | Johnny Dynamite | Just Married | Kid Montana | Lash Larue Western | Lawbreakers | Lawbreakers Suspense Stories | Li'l Genius | Li'l Rascal Twins | Li'l Tomboy | Long John Silver and the Pirates | Love Diary | Masked Raider | Maverick Marshal | Monte Hale Western | Mr. Muscles | My Little Margie | My Little Margie's Boyfriends | My Little Margie's Fashions | My Secret Life | Mysteries of Unexplored Worlds | Nature Boy | Negro Romances | Never Again | Nyoka the Jungle Girl | Outer Space | Outlaws of the West | Out Of This World | Pictorial Love Stories | Police Trap | Public Defender in Action | Pudgy Pig | Racket Squad | Ramar of the Jungle | Range Busters | Robin Hood and His Merry Men | Rock and Rollo | Rocky Lane Western | Rocky Lane's Black Jack | Romantic Secrets | Romantic Story | Rookie Cop | Scotland Yard | Secrets of Love and Marriage | Secrets of Young Brides | Sheriff of Tombstone | Six-Gun Heroes | Soldier and Marine Comics | Space Adventures | Space War | Space Western | Speed Demons | Strange Suspense Stories | Submarine Attack | Sunset Carson | Sweetheart Diary | Sweethearts | Tales of the Mysterious Traveler | Teen Confessions | Teen-Age Love | Terry and the Pirates | Texas Rangers in Action | Tex Ritter Western | Thing, The | This Is Suspense | This Magazine Is Crazy | This Magazine Is Haunted (1954) | This Magazine Is Haunted (1957) | Tim McCoy | Timmy the Timid Ghost | Tom Cat | True Life Secrets | TV Teens | U. S. Air Force Comics | Unusual Tales | War at Sea | Wild Bill Hickok | Wild Bill Hickok and Jingles | Wild Frontier | Wyatt Earp Frontier Marshal | Yellowjacket Comics | Young Eagle | Young Lovers | Zaza the Mystic | Zoo Funnies v1+2
Chesler Comics
Harry "A" Chesler Comics 1937-1946

Chesler (the "A" stood for "Anything") was a comic book packager and publisher. He operated a packaging studio more or less continuously from the mid-30s through 1953, and at times also operated as a publisher.
In 1941 Chesler published with Dynamic Publications, Inc. From this point on, most of Chesler's comics would be branded with a logo proclaiming them the "World's Greatest Comics". In 1941-1942, this also identified each issue as "A Dynamic Publication". After just over half a year, Dynamic ceased publishing, he continued producing a few books through surrogates.
The surrogate activity picks up dramatically in 1944, leading into Chesler's third major wave of publishing. In place of "A Dynamic Publication" these had "Harry "A" Chesler, Jr.". Junior, however, was the son of Chesler the publisher, a point of much confusion for latter-day comics researchers. This period lasted through 1946, after which the ongoing titles were continued in Canada by Superior Publishers through early 1948. Chesler continued to run his art shop, but no longer published his own comics after 1946.
Latest Download: Dynamic Comics 008 (now c2c) -upgrade
Files Available: 100
Sub-Categories: Dynamic Comics (v1+2) | Major Victory Comics | Punch Comics (v1+2) | Red Seal Comics (v1+2) | Scoop Comics (1941+44) | Spotlight Comics | Yankee Comics
Columbia Comics
Columbia Comics Corporation 1940-1949
Latest Download: Big Shot Comics 060
Files Available: 103
Sub-Categories: Big Shot Comics/Big Shot | Mickey Finn | Skyman | Sparky Watts
Cupples and  Leon Co.
Cupples and Leon Co. 1902-1956

In 1903, Cupples & Leon collected such strips as The Katzenjammer Kids. Alphonse and Gaston, Happy Hooligan, On and Off the Ark, Poor Lil Mose and The Tigers. Their major competitor in books of comic strip reprints was Frederick A. Stokes, who died in 1939.

To reprint comic strips, the company offered, for 25 cents, a square-bound paperback format of 52 pages of black-and-white strips between flexible cardboard covers. Between 1906 and 1934, Cupples & Leon published more than 100 titles in that format. They collected Bringing Up Father, Little Orphan Annie, Reg'lar Fellers, Smitty, Tillie the Toiler and other leading strips of the 1920s and 1930s.[2] They left the comic strip reprint field in 1934, concentrating on their juvenile lines, just as the modern day comic book was introduced that same year with Famous Funnies.

Victor Cupples died in Mount Vernon, New York in July 1941. Arthur Leon, who lived in New Rochelle, New York, died in December 1943, and his wife, Louise Heroy Leon, died five years later in February 1948.

The Platt and Munk publishing firm acquired Cupples & Leon in 1956.
Latest Download: Bringing Up Father 004 (diff ver)
Files Available: 7
Dell Comics
Dell Publishing Co., Inc. 1936-1973

Dell was founded in 1921 and first published comics with 1929's "The Funnies", which looked like a newspaper insert but was distributed on newsstands. Eastern Color Printing Company was involved with several of Dell's earliest comic book ventures, although the exact nature of each partnership is not always clear. The company's comic book division folded in 1973, although Dell continued to publish the occasional book with comics content, including newspaper strip collections. Dell became part of Bantam Doubleday Dell in 1988, ceasing to exist as an independent company.
-"The American Comic Book: The Evolutionary Era, 1884-1939" by Denis Gifford.
Latest Download: Crackajack Funnies 001
Files Available: 641
Sub-Categories: Animal Comics | Ben Bowie and His Mountain Men | Buck Jones | Charlie McCarthy | Christmas Books | Comics, The | Crackajack Funnies | Dell Four Color - Do NOT Upload | Dell Junior Treasury | Fairy Tale Parade | Flying A's Range Rider | Funnies, The | Gene Autry Comics | Gene Autrys Champion | Henry Aldrich | Howdy Doody | Indian Chief | Jace Pearson | Johnny Mack Brown | Popped Wheat Giveaways | Popular Comics | Rex Allen | Smilin Jack | Smitty | Tom Corbett Space Cadet | War Comics/War Stories | War Heroes | Wild Bill Elliott | Winnie Winkle
D.S. Publishing
D.S. Publishing 1947-1951
Latest Download: Sky Sheriff 001 (one-shot) -JVJ
Files Available: 28
Sub-Categories: Exposed | Gangsters Can't Win | Outlaws | Pay-Off | Public Enemies | Roundup | Underworld
Government Pamphlets
'In the U.S.A, any work created by a federal government employee or officer is in the public domain, provided that the work was created in that person’s official capacity.'

USA government publications are in the Public Domain and therefore can be shared here.
We do reserve the right to limit uploads to this section when needed.
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NOTE - many of these govt comics can be found as PDF versions on
Richard Graham's "Government Comics Collection" site, part of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Image & Multimedia Collections:
http://contentdm.unl.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/comics

Additional materials courtesy Ethan Persoff,
http://www.ep.tc
Latest Download: Mox nix- anecdotes about the life of GI's in Europe (c1952)
Files Available: 138
Sub-Categories: Navy History and Tradition | PS, The Preventive Mainteance Monthly
Holyoke Publishing
Holyoke Publishing Company 1940-1950

Imprints - Et-Es-Go Mags, Continental Magazines, HELNIT Publishing Co. and TEM Publishing Co.

Associated publishers Nita Publishing Co., Narrative Publ., Bilbara Publishing Co. and Aviation Press
Latest Download: Captain Fearless Comics 02
Files Available: 189
Sub-Categories: Blue Beetle | Captain Aero Comics | Captain Fearless Comics | Cat-Man Comics | Contact Comics | Crash Comics | Cyclone Comics | Foodini | Holyoke One-Shot | Power Comics | Sparkling Stars | Suspense Comics | Terrific Comics | Veri Best Sure Fire Comics | Veri Best Sure Shot Comics | Whirlwind Comics
I. W. Publishing / Super Comics
CLICK ON THE DOWNLOAD LINKS TO GET TO THE REAL DOWNLOADS - IGNORE ANY "0 Bytes" MESSAGES.

1958 - 1964
Founded by Israel Waldman.
Latest Download: Tell It To The Marines 001 (IW)
Files Available: 124
Key Publications
Key Publications 1951-1956

Imprints - Timor Publications, Gillmor Magazines, Stanley P. Morse; Aragon Magazines, Medal Comics, Stanmor Publications
Latest Download: Warpath 002 -JVJ
Files Available: 100
Sub-Categories: Battle Cry | Mister Mystery | Weird Mysteries
Novelty Press
Novelty Press 1940-1949
Latest Download: Frisky Fables v3 06
Files Available: 318
Sub-Categories: 4 Most | Blue Bolt | Criminals on the Run | Dick Cole | Frisky Fables | Guns Against Gangsters | Humdinger | Target Comics | Young King Cole
Orbit
Orbit Pub. covering: Our/Wanted/Toytown/Taffy/Patches Pub. Co

Ray R. Hermann publications
Latest Download: The Westerner 019
Files Available: 137
Sub-Categories: Love Diary | Love Journal | Patches | Taffy | Toytown | Wanted | The Westerner
Parents Magazine Institute
Parents Magazine Institute 1941-1950
Latest Download: True Comics 084
Files Available: 114
Sub-Categories: Calling All Boys | Calling All Girls | Calling All Kids | Jack Armstrong | True Comics
Spark Publications
Spark Publications 1944-1946
Latest Download: Green Lama 002 [no ifc,ibc,cf]
Files Available: 12
Sub-Categories: Atoman Comics | Golden Lad | Green Lama
Sterling
1954-1955
Latest Download: Tormented 002 (diff ver)-c2c
Files Available: 20
Sub-Categories: The Informer - After Dark | Captain Flash
Story Comics
Story/Merit/Master group. 1951-1955
Latest Download: Fight Against Crime 012 (inc)
Files Available: 87
Sub-Categories: Dark Mysteries | Fight Against Crime | Mysterious Adventures | Romantic Hearts
Trojan Magazines
Trojan Magazines 1950-1955
Latest Download: Crime Smashers 012 (diff ver)(c2c)
Files Available: 69
Sub-Categories: Attack! | Beware | Crime Mysteries | Crime Smashers | Youthful Romances | Western Crime Busters
UK/Australian and NZ Comics
A home for foreign reprints of known US comic titles.
Please do not upload anything printed after 1959 or that contains known non-PD material in these countries.
Latest Download: Samson 02 UK
Files Available: 132
Classic Newspaper Comic Strips
Classic Newspaper comic strips
Latest Download: Out Our Way 1927 dailies
Files Available: 155
Sub-Categories: Buster Brown | Little Nemo | Out Our Way | War On Crime
A home for orphaned or 'Grossly Mistreated' (GM) scans. They are small and watermarked. We frankly don't like them but for some books they are the only scan available.

These are best thought of as placeholders until hopefully a better scan can be uploaded. Anyone that owns one of these books PLEASE consider scanning and sharing them!

NOTE -
If you have a GM scan of a book ALREADY with a better scan on the site please don't upload it.
BUT...
If you have a GM scan of something NOT on the site or ours is incomplete or fiche, please DO upload it to this folder.

NOTE -
Non GM scans we hope will someday be replaced will also be hosted in this folder.
Latest Download: Space Busters 002 (GM removed)
Files Available: 45
Unsorted Files
Scans not yet sorted.
Latest Download: Woolworth's New Christmas Book (1954)
Files Available: 7


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