Maple Leaf Publishing
|Country of origin||Canada|
|Headquarters location||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Publication types||Comic books|
Maple Leaf Publishing started publishing comic books in March, 1941. They were one of four publishers, with Anglo-American, Hillborough Studios, and Bell Features, which published "Canadian Whites"—black-and-white comic books with colour covers that proliferated during the war years when American imports were restricted.
In contrast to the larger Anglo-American, which published a large number of comics drawn by Canadians but based on imported American scripts, Maple Leaf focused on home-grown scripts. Maple Leaf's first publication, Better Comics #1, is thus considered to be the first true Canadian comic book.
Maple Leaf's comics were modeled on the American format, minus the colour interiors. Notable titles other than Better Comics included Big Bang Comics, Lucky Comics and Rocket Comics.
- Bell, John (2002-06-24). "Beyond the Funnies: Canadian Golden Age of Comics, 1941-1946". Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 2011-12-18.
- "Maple Leaf Comics". Comic Syrup. 2011-09-07. Retrieved 2011-12-18. External link in
- Beaty, Bart. "Comic Books and Graphic Novels", page 221–223.Encyclopedia of Literature in Canada (New, William N., editor). University of Toronto Press, 2002.
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