The History of Comic Books and their Superheroes Part 1 – How The Pulps and comic strips laid the groundwork for the introduction of modern-day comic books.

The Argosy magazine, April 1906

Prior to comic books as we know them, off-the-wall fiction appeared in a format called The Pulps. Around 1892, stories were printed in cheap paper magazines (hence the name, Pulps). They contained fantastical storylines and pictures and are universally considered to be the precursor to the comic books that appeared during the Golden Age of…

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