Anglo-American Publishing

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Anglo-American Publishing
Status Defunct
Founded March 1941
Country of origin Canada
Headquarters location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Publication types Comic books

Anglo-American Publishing was a Canadian comic book publisher during the World War II era. While they published a number of Canadian creations, they are perhaps best known for printing Canadian reworkings of scripts bought from American publisher Fawcett Comics.

History[edit]

American comic books were barred from crossing the border into Canada when the War Exchange Conservation Act passed in December 1940. In order to fill in the void and supply Canadian kids' appetite for comic books, Anglo American and Maple Leaf Publishing started publishing comics in March 1941.[1]

Anglo-American's first title that March was Robin Hood and Company, a tabloid-sized publication which reprinted comic strips,[1] chief amongst them Robin Hood and Company by Toronto Telegram's[2] Ted McCall, which had run in Canadian newspapers since 1935.[3]

Amongst Anglo-American's characters were Freelance, Commander Steel, Purple Rider, Red Rover, Kip Keene, Terry Kane and Dr Destine.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bell. Invaders, page 44
  2. ^ Beaty, page 222
  3. ^ Bell. Invaders, page 34

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