Tag Archives: New Fun

“The Major”

Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson had an extraordinary military career. Just recently I spent time in the National Archives in Washington, DC once again sifting through files there. One of the treasures found was MWN’s test for entry into the US Army. … Continue reading

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Pensacola Pulps and Comics

I came “home” to the Gulf Coast for a few months this winter and for the first time my two lives intersected. Thanks to Danny Fingeroth I attended Wizard World Comic Con in New Orleans and this past weekend I … Continue reading

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The Major’s Salon

In my epic journey (well, after about 12 years or so, I get to call it that) searching for clues to Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson’s extraordinary life and work I’ve come across some incredibly talented people with accompanying rapier wits. I have … Continue reading

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Let’s all eat cake

Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson was born January 7, 1890 marking this year, 2011 as the 121st anniversary of his birth. He often listed his place of birth as Greeneville, Tennessee, the county seat of Greene County in East Tennessee. More than likely … Continue reading

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Comic Con 2010 in San Diego

The Setting I’m glad to know that Comic Con is staying in San Diego. Although I’m new to the Comic Con scenario, I have come to love going out to San Diego. There’s just something about California—the sunshine, the palm … Continue reading

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New Fun Magazine–The Birth of an Industry by Jon Berk

Of the short-lived titles of the 1930s and 1940s, none is as rare nor as important to the history of comic books as New Fun, subtitled “The Big Comic Magazine.” Although New Fun was to continue as More Fun Comics … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Creig Flessel (1912-2008)

The Wheeler-Nicholson family are very saddened to learn of the recent death of Creig Flessel, the legendary comic book artist who was one of the Major’s early hires back at New Fun Comics in the mid-’30s, and may have been … Continue reading

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