Welcome to my gallery of classic comic covers. I've been collecting comic books for over 25 years and made this web site to share some of my favorite covers. All of the covers, with a very few exceptions, are (or were) from my personal collection. Have a question or a comment? E-mail me, my name's Ben.

Golden-Age Comic Cover Gallery

Browse the covers:

Batman and Robin super-hero and war comics Feldstein Junior comics good girl and romance comics Crime Suspenstories 22 crime and horror comics
super-hero and war comics good girl and romance comics crime and horror comics
Current Scan Count
Super-Hero & War: 72 Covers
Good Girl & Romance: 69 Covers
Crime & Horror: 75 Covers

2015-2016 Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide 45th Edition

The Missing Comic Parts Page

Alex Schomburg mini-Gallery
(with many newly-added science fiction digest covers!)

L. B. Cole mini-Gallery

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Skippy vs. The Mob

Rosebud Archives is proud to announce a major new book to be published in January 2011: Skippy vs. The Mob: The Fight for Vesey Street and the American Soul.

This eyebrow-raising book, authorized by the Percy Crosby Estate and Skippy, Inc., will uncover a decades-long sore in the American Dream: Percy Crosby, at the height of his fame and creative abilities, and emboldened to take up the lance against injustice with the idealistic vision of America that his childhood never let him forget, took on an enemy all too real: Al Capone. Yet, where he saw his crusade in the Land of the Free - where justice triumphed - his attack on gangsterism and organized crime proved to be the beginning of the end for a talented artist and outspoken critic of the societal ills he witnessed.

Unknown to him at the time was how deep the rot went; Corporate ties to organized crime, political protection and corruption… Percy Crosby was soon to learn that those who sought to gain from a rigged system could easily have him silenced… or put away. Confined in an asylum against his will, and the protestations of the few who ever visited him, Percy Crosby remained there for the rest of his life, continuing to draw and write despite his diminishing hope for freedom.

Skippy vs. The Mob will reprint for the first time the entire sequence of comics, both as they appeared in the newspapers of the day as well as the original art. Preceding the sequence will be a comprehensive essay by Joan Crosby Tibbetts, daughter of Percy Crosby and appointed administrator of the Percy Crosby Estate, detailing the sordid history of Percy Crosby’s troubles, and the troubles she inherited and has been fighting to remedy for the past forty years. Percy Crosby’s political cartoons and writings, personal letters and documents will illustrate the spiraling saga that grew far too large for one man to handle. You are receiving this email because we consider you a person of importance in the field.


Steve Ditko’s The Thing! #15 cover art on a T-Shirt

I’ve just added a new design to my public-domain comic T-shirt store. A classic horror cover by Steve Ditko:


Popular Teen-Agers #6, 1951

Ok, I’ve resolved to focus on adding more covers to the gallery instead of posting about random stuff. Here is the first of many. A teen/romance comic with a dancing gorilla!

Popular Teen-Agers 6
Popular Teen-Agers 6


CFA-APA Romance Article

I belong to a group called the Comic & Fantasy Art Amateur Press Association (CFA-APA) dedicated to writing about… comic and fantasy art. Several months ago I wrote this article about the 1950s romance comic art published by Harvey Comics. If that sounds like something of interest, I invite you to check it out.


Comic Cover T-Shirts On-line Store Web Site

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve launched an on-line store selling t-shirts emblazoned with some of the great public domain comic covers presented on this site. Please check it out at www.comicsstuff.com.


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