MLJ Magazines'' during the Golden Age edition featured some of the publisher''s most popular characters. However, the first issue featured steel Sterling, Black Hood, Sergeant Boyle, and Mr. Justice, along with a cover by Biro. Both versions have been unveiled, allowing for auction in the 2022 May 15-16 Sunday & Monday Comic Books Select Auction #122220.
Many of the popular MLJ superhero stories in this Jackpot Comics series debut have horrific overtones, such as the Black Hood story The Corpse was wrapped in Seaweed, the Steel Sterling The Green Eggs of Doom story, and even the Suicide Who died short. Zarro, the Zombie Master, is a character based on Haitian magic to kill American wartime factory workers and transform them into zombies who will work for the Nazis.
The title of Jackpot Comics #1 is well known for its often heroic portrayals of the MLJ heroes who have refused to die for decades. A straightforward entry point for these early MLJ is the availability of a Jackpot Comics #1 (MLJ, 1941) condition: Apparent GD and a Jackpot Comics #3 and #6 are up for auction in the 2022 May 15-16 Sunday & Monday Comic Books Select Auction #122220 at Heritage Auctions.
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