Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and the Flash do their bit for the war: Comic Cavalcade #6 (Spring 1944), cover art by Paul Reinman.
|Publication date||Winter 1942 – Jun/Jul 1954|
|Number of issues||109|
William Moulton Marston
Most American comic book publishers in the 1930s and '40s Golden Age of comic books published anthology titles that showcased a variety of characters, usually with one star—such as Green Lantern in All-American Comics or Wonder Woman in Sensation Comics. Comic Cavalcade, however, featured both those star characters as well as the Flash, a star in his own namesake title as well as the spin-off All-Flash.
At 96 pages initially, Comic Cavalcade was about one-and-one-half-times the length of the average comic book of the time. It was priced at 15 cents, when the average comic cost a dime. Many stories in Comic Cavalcade were scripted by other than the characters regular writers, for deadline reasons. Batman writer Bill Finger, for example, would occasionally write Flash stories for Comic Cavalcade when regular Flash writer Gardner Fox was preoccupied with other projects.
Initially published quarterly, the title went bi-monthly beginning with #14 (April-May 1946). It was revamped completely with #30 (December-January 1948), becoming a funny-animal humor book when superheroes faded from popularity in the post-war era. Featured were animator Frank Tashlin's movie-cartoon duo The Fox and the Crow, along with cartoonist Woody Gelman's creations, The Dodo and the Frog and Nutsy Squirrel. The book's length by this time had been reduced to 76 pages.
The title would later be referenced with DC's 1970s Cancelled Comic Cavalcade series.
- The Grand Comics Database
- Mike's Amazing World of DC Comics
- Wonderland, the Ultimate Wonder Woman Site: Comic Cavalcade
- Don Markstein's Toonopedia: The Fox and the Crow, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and The Flash