From the Pulps to the Comics

Before comic books if you wanted to read about fantastic heroes and weird villains you went to the Pulps, pulp magazines, measuring 7 inches wide by 10 inches high with bright covers outside, and inside around 128 pages of cheap wood pulp paper, where the birthplace of such heroes as Tarzan, Zorro, Doc Savage, The Shadow, the Avenger and others.

When the comics had their first serge after the coming of Superman the pulp publishers saw that the way to make money it seemed was with colorful heroes, so they went to the source they knew and many of the heroes of one media found their way into the latest one.

These are some of those Pulp Heroes who have made it to the Comics.

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