Tag Archives: Siegel and Shuster

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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Saint Nick’s Naughty and Nice List–a 4-part serial

Although there were a few family members who had grand visions that DC was going to canonize the Major in the recent documentary on the 75 years of DC, Secret Origin, yours truly was not among them. I’m just relieved … Continue reading

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New York Comic Con 2010

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. Well not the worst but Comic Con New York was a trifle more challenging than Comic Con San Diego. We’re not in California anymore Toto. Paging Miz Estrada. … 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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“The Major” lands a cameo in the DC Documentary

Earlier this year DC/WB announced their intention of producing a documentary on the 75th Anniversary of DC Comics. The good news is that DC/WB decided to give Major Malcolm Wheeler Nicholson a small cameo and it’s at the very beginning … Continue reading

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Family Business

My three Wheeler-Nicholson aunts were all attractive women with intelligence and good taste and a manner of living each in their own unique way that our grandmother, Elsa referred to as panache. The second sibling of the five, Aunt Marianne, … 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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The Major, no cartoon character, he.

Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, our pater familias, known as “the Major” was the founder of DC Comics, created the first comic books with original scripts and original art and discovered Siegel and Shuster of Superman fame among just a few events … Continue reading

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