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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: Spacehawk-in-Outer-Space (Centaur & Novelty)
Files Available: 251
Canadian Comics
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 -

Ivan Kocmarek has an online index here - http://canadasowncomics.com/
Latest Download: Brenda Starr v2 012 (US ver)
Files Available: 158
Sub-Categories: Anglo-American Pub Com Ltd. | Superior
Charlton Comics
Charlton Comics Group 1944-1986

NOTE - due to DCM's rule of Not sharing books post Dec 1959 several Charlton titles are incomplete on DCM
Latest Download: Yellowjacket Comics 005 [diff ver]
Files Available: 1658
Sub-Categories: Atom the Cat | Atomic Mouse | Atomic Rabbit | Atomic Bunny | Attack v1 only | Badge of Justice | Battlefield Action | Billy the Kid | Black Fury (regular and giveaway series) | 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 | Good Humor (mature humor) | 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 Romance | 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: Tops in Humor 001 (Remmington Morse)
Files Available: 99
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 036 [raw]
Files Available: 152
Sub-Categories: Big Shot Comics/Big Shot | Dixie Dugan | 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: America's Black and White Book (1917) c2c
Files Available: 9
Dell Comics
Dell Publishing Co., Inc. 1936-1973 NOTE- due to DCM's rule of Not sharing books post Dec 1959 several Dell titles are incomplete on DCM. 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: Popular Comics 038 (PD version)
Files Available: 704
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: Whodunit 02 -JVJ
Files Available: 78
Sub-Categories: Exposed | Gangsters Can't Win | Outlaws | Pay-Off | Public Enemies | Roundup | Underworld
Fawcett Comics
Fawcett Publications 1940-1954

NOTE - Warner Brothers (current owners of Fawcett copyrights) legal representation has informed us several Fawcett books on DCM were in fact not in the public domain and must come down. You can read more about it on the forums at this link:
Latest Download: Thrilling True Story of the Baseball Yankees
Files Available: 1783
Sub-Categories: America's Greatest Comics | Animal Fair | Battle Stories | Beware Terror Tales | Bill Battle, One Man Army | Bill Boyd Western | Bob Colt | Bob Steele | Bob Swift | Bulletman | Capt. Billy's Whiz Bang | Captain Marvel Adventures | Captain Marvel Jr. | Captain Marvel Story Book | Captain Midnight | Captain Video | Comic Comics | Cowboy Love | Don Winslow of the Navy | Down With Crime | Exciting Romances | Fawcett's Funny Animals | Fawcett Movie Comic | Gabby Hayes Western | Gene Autry Comics | George Pal's Puppetoons | Gift Comics | Golden Arrow | Hopalong Cassidy | Hoppy the Marvel Bunny | Hot Rod Comics | Ibis, The Invincible | Jackie Robinson | Ken Maynard Western | Lash LaRue Western | Life Story | Marvel Family | Mary Marvel Comics | Master Comics | Mighty Midget | Mike Barnett, Man Against Crime | Minute Man | Monte Hale Western | Motion Picture Comics | Nickel Comics | Nyoka The Jungle Girl | Ozzie and Babs | Real Western Hero/Western Hero | Rocky Lane Western | Rod Cameron Western | Romantic Secrets | Romantic Story | Six-Gun Heroes | Slam Bang Comics | Soldier Comics | Spy Smasher | Strange Stories from Another World | Strange Suspense Stories | Suspense Detective | Sweetheart Diary | Sweethearts | Tex Ritter Western | This Magazine is Haunted | Tom Mix Western | True Sweetheart Secrets | Underworld Crime | Whiz Comics | Worlds of Fear | Wow Comics | Xmas Comics | Young Eagle
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.
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:

Additional materials courtesy Ethan Persoff,
Latest Download: Military Courtesy (1950)
Files Available: 145
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: Whirlwind Comics 001 (diff ver) -c2c
Files Available: 200
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

1958 - 1964
Founded by Israel Waldman.
Latest Download: Daring Adventures 18 (IW)(diff ver)
Files Available: 234
Orbit Pub. covering: Our/Wanted/Toytown/Taffy/Patches Pub. Co

Ray R. Hermann publications
Latest Download: Taffy Comics 03 (Orbit)(inc)
Files Available: 176
Sub-Categories: Love Diary | Love Journal | Patches | Taffy | Toytown | Wanted Comics | The Westerner
Prize Comics Group
Prize Comics Group 1940-1961 NOTE- due to DCM's rule of Not sharing books post Dec 1959 several Prize Comics Group titles are incomplete on DCM
Latest Download: Prize Comics Western 076 [diff ver] -JVJ
Files Available: 740
Sub-Categories: All For Love | Babe | Black Magic | Charlie Chan | Dixie Dugan | Fighting American | Frankenstein | Headline Comics | Justice Traps the Guilty | Personal Love | Prize Comics | Prize Comics Western | Real West Romances | Strange World Of Your Dreams | Tom Corbett Space Cadet | Treasure Comics | Western Love | Wonderland Comics | Young Brides | Young Love | Young Romance
Spark Publications
Spark Publications 1944-1946
Latest Download: Golden Lad 002 (re-edit)
Files Available: 15
Sub-Categories: Atoman Comics | Golden Lad | Green Lama
Stanley Morse

collects the various publishing outfits associated with Stanley P. Morse.
Address:175 Fifth Avenue NY, NY.
1955: 261 Fifth Avenue NY, NY.
Owners: Stanley P Morse
Michael Morse
Gilbert Singer

Imprints -
Aragon Magazines, Inc. Argyle Magazines, Inc. Gillmor Magazines, Inc. Key Publications
Key Publications, Inc. Media Publications, Inc. S.P.M., Publications, Inc. Stanley Publications, Inc
Stanmor Publications, Inc., Key Publications, Timor Publications
Latest Download: Navy Task Force 008
Files Available: 140
Sub-Categories: Action Adven / Real Adventure Comics | Battle Attack | Battle Cry | Battle Fire | Battle Squadron | Blazing Western | Crime Detector | Flying Aces | Ideal Romance | Mister Mystery | Navy Task Force | Radiant Love | Western Rough Riders | Weird Mysteries | Weird Tales of the Future
Latest Download: Tormented 002
Files Available: 20
Sub-Categories: The Informer - After Dark | Captain Flash
Story Comics
Story/Merit/Master group. 1951-1955
Latest Download: Mysterious Adventures 009
Files Available: 103
Sub-Categories: Dark Mysteries | Fight Against Crime | Fighting War Stories | Mysterious Adventures | Romantic Hearts
Trojan Magazines
Trojan Magazines 1950-1955
Latest Download: Crime Smashers 003 (diff ver) -JVJ
Files Available: 70
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: Comic Cuts 0001 (1890.05.17)(Amalgamated Press)
Files Available: 111
Sub-Categories: Arnold Book Company (UK Comic Books) | L. Miller & Son (UK) | H. John Edwards (AU) | Streamline Publications (UK Comic Books) | Thorpe & Porter (UK)
Classic Newspaper Comic Strips
Classic Newspaper comic strips

A variety of strips our members think others might enjoy.

You might try the ILoveComicxArchive site -
Latest Download: Skippy's Own Book of Comics [1934](now c2c) -upgrade 2
Files Available: 253
Sub-Categories: Buster Brown | Captain Easy | Gasoline Alley | Little Nemo | Myra North, Special Nurse | Napoleon | Oaky Doaks | Our Boarding House | Out Our Way | Polly and Her Pals | Vignettes of Life | War On Crime
Various scans that don't fit into a convenient category.
Latest Download: Story of Cotton (1959 giveaway)
Files Available: 102
Sub-Categories: Politics (non govt giveaways)
Placeholder scans
A home for orphaned or 'Grossly Mistreated' (GM) scans. They are small and watermarked. We frankly don't like them but for some they are the only scans 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 a better scan!

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

Sub-par non GM scans we hope will someday be replaced will also be hosted in this folder.
Latest Download: Crack Comics 026 (GM)
Files Available: 61
Unsorted Files
Scans not yet sorted.
Latest Download: No Files in this Category
Files Available: 0

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