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The Holyoke Publishing Company first entered the comic book business as a printer. It became a publisher by taking over the publications of printing clients who went out of business as the U.S. entered World War II.

With issues cover-dated January 1942, Holyoke took over the two titles published by Frank Z. Temerson's company Helnit, as well as inheriting Temerson's creative and editorial staff. Both titles reverted to Temerson (whose company was by then called Et-Es-Go, which soon changed to Continental) in mid-1943. For this reason, Holyoke is often confused with Temerson / Helnit / Continental.

Additionally, Holyoke took over Fox Publications' Blue Beetle. It would lose the title and character to Fox's revived company in 1944, but would continue most of the non-title features in its own new series a few months later.

There have been a few Holyoke characters that have been revived by DC Comics as well as Dynamite Entertainment under their Project Superpowers title

A portion of the stable of characters that were originally published by Holyoke (most of which were first published by Temerson) are:

Ace Diamond

Ace Kids

Adam Star and the Solar Legion

Agent Z-2

Alias X

Bingo, the Wonder Boy

Black Friday

Black Fury and Kid Fury (Fox and Holyoke)

Blackout (Holyoke version)

Black Widow (Holyoke version)

Black Venus (Holyoke, Dynamite)

Blaze Baylor

Blue Beetle (Fox, Holyoke, Charlton, DC, Dynamite)

Blue Beetle (Nazi)

Blue Streak (Holyoke version)

Boomerang (Holyoke version)

Bull's Eye

Captain Aero

Captain Catapult

Captain Fearless (Holyoke version)

Captain K.O.

Captain Stone

Captain Storms

Catman and Kitten (Holyoke, Dynamite)


Cyclone (Holyoke, Dynamite)

The Deacon and Mickey

Death Mask

Death's Head (Holyoke version)

Dr. Diamond

Dr. Garcia and his Fish Men

Dr. Gaunt

Dr. Igor

Dr. Macabre

Duke of Darkness

Eric van Doorn

Eye (Holyoke version)


Fangs the Wolf Boy

Flagman and Rusty

Flamingo (Holyoke version)

Gargoyle (Holyoke version)

Green Hornet and Kato (Holyoke, Harvey, Moonstone, Dynamite)

Golden Archer

Golden Eagle (Holyoke version)

Grey Mask

Halo (Fox, Holyoke)

The Hood (Holyoke, Dynamite) (Holyoke version)

Hurricane Harrigan

Inspector Cosmic


Juggernaut (Holyoke version)


Karl von Keilman

Lance Rand

Magnificent Epoch

Masked Leader

The Menace

Mighty Mite

Miss Victory

Mr. Miracle (Holyoke version)

Mr. Nobody

Mr. Q (Holyoke version)

Mr. Slumber


Octopus (Holyoke version)

Pack Pearson, Space Adventure

Pied Piper (Holyoke version)

Phantom Falcon (Fiction House, Holyoke, Moonstone)

Phantom Flyer

Ragman (Holyoke version)

The Reckoner and Chipper

Red Cross

Red Knight I, II

Red Lash

Red Robe of Death

Robo of the Little People


Sky Rangers

Solar (Holyoke version)

Solar Legion (created by Simon/Kirby)

Stinger (Holyoke version)

Strongman, the Perfect Human (Holyoke. Dynamite)



Tommy Tomahawk

Tornado Tom

Valkyrie (Holyoke version)

V-Man and the V Boys (Fox, Holyoke, Dynamite)

Volton (Holyoke, Marvel)

Volton the Human Generator (Joe Kubert's 1st work)

Voris, the Fire Eater

Vultures Claw

Yellow Fang

Zaro, the Jungle Magician

Zara, the Evil

Many of these characters have separate pages while others do not.


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