The Major and
DC Comics Before Superman
Explore the secret history of DC Comics before it became the behemoth we know today; the pulp stories that formed the basis for all the different kinds of comics that exist today.
Bonus! Each book is an exclusive signed copy by the author.
Meanwhile…A Comic Shop Anthology
Anthology featuring “Adventures in Comics: The Case of the Crazed Collector” script by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson and art by Scott Larson. A mysterious stranger appears in a comic shop looking for a vintage comic by a Golden Age artist. Jessica, the owner of the shop gets “lost” in an adventure in her search for the comics magazine.
DC Famous First Edition New Fun #1
DC Comics’ rare first all-original comics New Fun #1 published by Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson in January 1935 is for the first time ever reprinted in a beautiful hardcover Famous First Edition with essays by Jerry Bails, Roy Thomas, Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson and Benjamin LeClear.
Bonus! Exclusive signed by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson.
A pioneer of the golden age
Before the familiar superheroes took flight in the pages of DC Comics, it was the Major who saw the potential of original stories in the burgeoning medium of comic books. He boldly ushered in an era of narrative-driven content with titles such as New Fun and New Comics, and Detective Comics precursors to today’s graphic storytelling. His vision sowed the seeds for a new form of entertainment, paving the way for the likes of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.
The Torch Is Passed
As custodian of the Major’s legacy, Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson has not only embraced her grandfather’s pioneering spirit but has also infused it with a modern touch. Her new publishing company, Wheeler-Nicholson Ink is a testament to the enduring power of stories. She collaborates with artists and authors alike with both reverence for the past and an eye towards the future.
Supporting the Legacy
The Wheeler-Nicholson legacy is not just about celebrating the past, but also about forging ahead, breaking new ground, and setting higher benchmarks in the comic book industry. By supporting Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson’s publishing company and its work, fans are not just buying a product. They are investing in the continuation of a story that began almost a century ago, ensuring that the spirit of innovation and storytelling remains alive and well for future generations.
For the aficionados of comic book history, this is an opportunity to witness and be part of a legacy in motion. For those who appreciate a good story, Nicky’s work and her collaborations with talented individuals like artist Lee Marrs, artist David Lloyd (V for Vendetta), artist Shannon Wheeler, pulp historian and writer John Locke, DC Comics archivist Benjamin Le Clear, artist Scott Larson, Marvel editor and writer Danny Fingeroth and comics historian and producer David Armstrong are treasures waiting to be discovered.
As we turn the pages of history and embark on new adventures, let’s celebrate and champion the enduring Wheeler-Nicholson legacy. Welcome into our shared universe, and discover the magic that bridges generations, keeping the flame of imagination alight.