Sunday, February 14, 2016

Sunday Comics #16: Volcano of Vengeance

Ace Magazines was one of the many comic book publishers of the 1940s and 1950s. They dipped their toes into every genre and while they had a few hits, most of their titles are unremarkable, quickly forgotten, and run-of-the-mill.

Baffling Mysteries was one of their horror comics that started in 1951 with issue #5. It originally started as Indian Braves which was your typical western title but mostly focused on the Native American side of the Old West. I'm sure each story was handled with the grace, care, and aplomb that these type of stories usually received.
Woop. Spoke too soon.
I'm assuming Indian Braves was renamed/changed because it was hard coming up with stories that showed how good Indians could be while also treating them like terrible caricatures. Baffling Mysteries would last until #26 in 1955. Ace Magazines, who had some titles used as evidence for enacting the Comics Code, would quit publishing comics at the end of 1956.