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Dell Comic Books: A Reflection of America in the 1950's and 1960's

DELL COMIC BOOKS, not Marvel, or Classics Illustrated, in the 1950's and 1960's, tied many of their titles to what my peers and I were seeing on both the Big and Small screens. For an average price of between Ten and Fifteen Cents. We could travel to "Altair IV" to meet "Robby the Robot" in 1956's "Forbidden Planet", or ride into post Civil War adventure with Nick Adams as"Johnny Yuma" on televisions "The Rebel". Today these comic book covers reflect the United States during those years as a sort of time capsule.  So sit back my reader and have a little nostalgia from a bygone way to publicize and get Box Office and Television Ratings.


In 1921 George T. Delacorte, Jr. founded "Dell Publishing" with $10,000, or the equivalent of $139,643 2018 dollars. Delacorte had two employees at the start. In 1953 "Dell" claimed to be the World's largest comic book publisher with 26 mi…