This photo comes from my Cleage stash and features Alice, my Uncle Henry’s first wife, reading a Thrilling Comic. How did she happened to be reading it? Did she enjoy comics? Love thrillers? Was she posing (or posed) for the photo? Was the comic book laying around because that is where Henry got his short story ideas? Judging by her eyes, she does look mildly thrilled.
“Thrilling Comics was one of the longest runs the publisher had. It ran for eighty issues. The issues themselves featured many different kinds of comic stories like the standard superhero story as well as westerns, detective, stories, comedies, comic strips, short stories and many more.” The series started in 1940 and ran through 1951. To see all the covers for the 80 issues, click Thrilling Comics.