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Standard Comics was a comic book imprint of American publisher Ned Pines, who also published pulp magazines (under a variety of company names that he also used for the comics) and paperback books (under the Popular Library name). Standard[1] in turn was the parent company of two comic-book lines: Better Publications[2] and Nedor Publishing[3] Collectors and historians sometimes refer to them collectively as "Standard/Better/Nedor".[4][5]

Contents

1 History 2 Titles

2.1 Superheroes

3 References 4 External links

History[edit] In business from 1939 to 1956, Standard was a prolific publisher during the Golden Age of comic books. Its best-known character, initially published under the Better imprint, is the Black Terror. In June 1949, the Better and Nedor imprints were consolidated as the Standard Comics line, with a "Standard Comics" flag-like cover logo. The titles previously had no publisher logo. In 1956, Standard ended and only two titles continued, published by Pines Comics. This last venture also incorporated several titles from the defunct St. John Publications. Most titles went to other publishers after the company folded in 1959. Beginning in the 1980s, Standard/Better/Nedor characters have been revived by other publishers. Publisher Bill Black used many of them in his 1980s imprint Americomics (later shortened to AC Comics). Many of the female heroes are members of the AC Comics superhero team Femforce.[6] In the 2000s, Standard/Better/Nedor characters have appeared in writer Alan Moore's comic book Tom Strong and its spin-off Terra Obscura. Marvel Comics used the names American Eagle, Grim Reaper, and Wonder Man for its own, different characters. The eight-issue comic book miniseries Project Superpowers #0–7 (Jan.-Oct. 2008), published by Dynamite Entertainment,[7] resurrected a number of Golden Age superheroes, including those originally published by Fox Comics and Crestwood Publications, as well as Standard/Better/Nedor, many of which are assumed to be in the public domain but may not be.[8] Titles[edit] Main article: List of Standard Comics publications Superheroes[edit]

American Crusader American Eagle Black Bat Black Terror Captain Future (not to be confused with the pulp hero) Cavalier Doc Strange (Tom Strange) Fighting Yank Four Comrades The Ghost (also known as Green Ghost) Grim Reaper Judy of the Jungle Kara the Jungle Princess Lance Lewis, Space Detective Liberator Lone Eagle The Magnet Major Mars Mask Masked Rider Masked Rider (II) Mechano Miss Masque Mystico The Oracle Phantom Detective (also not to be confused with the pulp hero) Phantom Soldier Princess Pantha Pyroman Red Mask Rick Howard, Mystery Rider Scarab Silver Knight Spectro Supermouse[9] Thesson The Woman in Red Wonder Man

References[edit]

^ Standard at the Grand Comics Database ^ Better Publications at the Grand Comics Database ^ Nedor Publishing at the Grand Comics Database ^ "Standard/Better/Nedor". ACComics.com. 2001. Archived from the original on September 28, 2007.  ^ "Standard / Better / Nedor". An International Catalogue of Superheroes. Archived from the original on November 22, 2010.  ^ "Golden Age Reprints Intro" at AC Comics. WebCitation archive. ^ Project Superpowers at the Grand Comics Database ^ Gorman, Cash. "Copyrights and Comics of 1940s". Golden-Age Comic book Superheroes & Villains Encyclopedia. Cash Gorman. Retrieved 12 October 2011.  ^ Supermouse, The Big Cheese at Don Markstein's Toonopedia. Archived from the original on January 1, 2018.

External links[edit]

The Nedor Network. WebCitation archive. Nolan, Michelle. "Exciting, Startling and Thrilling Comics", "Nolan's Niche" (column), CGC E-Newsletter vol. 2, #5, May 2003. WebCitation archive. Nolan, Michelle. "The 'Other' Nedors", "Nolan's Niche" (column), CGC E-Newsletter vol. 3, #10, October 20034. WebCitation archive.

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Golden Age of Comic Books

All-American Comics

The Atom (Al Pratt) Black Canary Doctor Mid-Nite Doiby Dickles The Flash (Jay Garrick) The Gay Ghost Green Lantern (Alan Scott) Hawkgirl Hawkman Hop Harrigan The King Justice Society of America Mister Terrific (Terry Sloane) Johnny Thunder Red Tornado (Ma Hunkel) Sargon the Sorcerer Ultra-Man The Whip Wildcat Wonder Woman

Archie Comics

The Black Hood Captain Flag The Comet The Firefly The Fox The Shield The Web The Wizard

Centaur Comics

Airman Amazing-Man The Arrow The Clock The Eye The Fantom of the Fair The Masked Marvel Minimidget

National Allied

Air Wave Aquaman Batman Crimson Avenger Dan the Dyna-Mite Doctor Fate Doctor Occult Genius Jones Green Arrow Guardian Hourman Johnny Quick (Johnny Chambers) Liberty Belle Manhunter Merry, the Girl of 1000 Gimmicks Mister America Robin

Dick Grayson

Robotman Sandman Sandy the Golden Boy Shining Knight The Spectre Speedy (Roy Harper) Star-Spangled Kid Starman (Ted Knight) Stripesy Superboy (Kal-El) Superman Tarantula TNT Vigilante Wing Zatara Seven Soldiers of Victory

Fawcett Comics

Bulletgirl Bulletman Captain Marvel Captain Marvel Jr. Captain Midnight The Golden Arrow Ibis the Invincible Lieutenant Marvels Mary Marvel Master Man Minute-Man Mr. Scarlet Phantom Eagle Pinky the Whiz Kid Spy Smasher

Fox Comics

Black Fury Blue Beetle The Bouncer Bronze Man Dynamo The Flame Green Mask Samson Spider Queen Stardust the Super Wizard U.S. Jones V-Man Wonder Man

Nedor Comics

American Crusader American Eagle Black Terror Captain Future Cavalier Doc Strange Fighting Yank The Ghost Grim Reaper Judy of the Jungle Lance Lewis, Space Detective Liberator The Magnet Miss Masque Princess Pantha Pyroman The Scarab The Woman in Red

Quality Comics

#711 The Black Condor Blackhawk Blue Tracer Bozo the Iron Man Captain Triumph The Clock Doll Girl Doll Man Firebrand The Human Bomb The Invisible Hood The Jester Kid Eternity Lady Luck Madame Fatal Magno The Manhunter Merlin the Magician Midnight Miss America Mouthpiece Neon the Unknown Phantom Lady Plastic Man Quicksilver The Ray Red Bee Red Torpedo The Spider Spider Widow Uncle Sam Wildfire Wonder Boy

Timely Comics

American Ace The Angel Black Marvel The Black Widow The Blazing Skull The Blonde Phantom The Blue Diamond Breeze Barton Bucky

Bucky Barnes

Captain America Citizen V The Destroyer Dynamic Man Father Time Ferret Fin Golden Girl The Human Torch Jack Frost Laughing Mask Marvel Boy Miss America Mercury Namor Namora The Patriot Red Raven Sun Girl Toro Thin Man Thunderer Venus The Vision The Whizzer

Misc.

Bell Features

Johnny Canuck Nelvana of the Northern Lights The Brain

Cardal Publishing

Streamline

Columbia Comics

The Face Skyman

Crestwood Publications

Atomic-Man Black Owl Green Lama

David McKay Publications

Vulcan

Dell Comics

Owl

Dynamic Publications

Dynamic Man Yankee Girl

EC Comics

Moon Girl

Elliot Publishing Company

Kismet, Man of Fate

Eastern Color Printing

Hydroman

Frew Publications

The Phantom Mandrake the Magician

Harvey Comics

Black Cat Captain Freedom Shock Gibson Spirit of '76

Holyoke Publishing

Cat-Man and Kitten Miss Victory

Lev Gleason Publications

Captain Battle Crimebuster Daredevil Silver Streak

Maple Leaf Publishing

Iron Man Brok Windsor

Novelty Press

Target Comics

Target and the Targeteers

Blue Bolt Dick Cole, The Wonder Boy Twister

Rural Home Publications

The Green Turtle

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Comic book publishers in North America

Active (major)

Archie Comics Boom! Studios Dark Horse Comics DC Comics Dynamite Entertainment IDW Publishing Image Comics Marvel Comics Oni Press Valiant Comics

Active (minor)

Aardvark-Vanaheim AC Comics Action Lab Comics AfterShock Comics AiT/Planet Lar Alias Enterprises Alternative Comics Another Rainbow Publishing Antarctic Press Arcade Comics Arcana Studio Archaia Entertainment Aspen MLT Avatar Press Azteca Productions Beyond Comics Black Mask Studios Blue Juice Comics Bongo Comics Group Caliber Comics Class Comics Conundrum Press Creative Impulse Entertainment Darby Pop Publishing Devil's Due Publishing Drawn and Quarterly Eureka Productions Fantagraphics Books First Second Books Hermes Press Kodansha USA Last Gasp Legendary Comics Lion Forge Comics Mad Cave Studios Milestone Media Mirage Studios NBM Publishing Northwest Press Papercutz Platinum Studios Radical Comics Radio Comix Rip Off Press Seven Seas Entertainment Shadowline Sirius Entertainment Slave Labor Graphics TidalWave Productions Tokyopop Top Cow Productions Udon Entertainment Vertical Viper Comics Viz Media WaRP Graphics Yen Press Zenescope Entertainment

Former

Aircel Comics All-American Publications Amalgam Comics American Comics Group Atlas Comics Atlas/Seaboard Comics Awesome Comics Blackthorne Publishing Broadway Comics Catalan Communications Centaur Publications Chaos! Comics Charlton Comics Harry "A" Chesler Comico ComicsOne Continuity Comics Crestwood Publications CrossGen Defiant Comics Dell Comics Del Rey Manga Disney Comics EC Comics Eclipse Comics Eternity Comics FantaCo Enterprises Fawcett Comics Fiction House First Comics Fox Feature Syndicate Gladstone Publishing Gemstone Publishing Gilberton Gold Key Comics Harvey Comics Highwater Books Holyoke Publishing Hyperwerks Innovation Publishing Kitchen Sink Press Mainline Publications Malibu Comics Millennium Publications Nedor Publishing NOW Comics Pacific Comics Print Mint Quality Comics Renegade Press Revolutionary Comics Skywald Publications Standard Comics Timely Comics Topps Comics Tundra Publishing Vortex Comics

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