It was 1940, and the magazine industry was trying to cash in on the newly born market for comics overshadowing the dying pulp magazine industry. One of these companies, ACE MAGAZINES, needed to jump in and get titles rolling from scratch, but most importantly they needed hits. That was when they hatched a most unusual idea: Take one of their
pulp characters and adapt him to the new four-color world of comics. Thus began the adventures of THE RAVEN - a pulp hero in the Golden Age of Comics.
“Like an avenging angel, THE RAVEN swoops down upon underworld haunts, steals the ill-gotten wealth of Crime-Kings, and with the aid of his loyal assistant MIKE, redistributes the money to the poor and needy. None but Mike and THE RAVEN’S fiancee, LOLA LASH, daughter of the Police Chief, know that the Raven is, in reality, Detective Sergeant Danny Dartin.”
In this exclusive PULP 2.0 edition, remastered from the original printed comics, you will learn the Raven’s secrets, and see how he evolved from a helmeted pulp hero called THE MOON MAN, into a caped crusader against crime.
Noted writer and MOON MAN enthusiast ANDREW SALMON provides background on how the original pulp stories were adapted to comics.
Writer and pulp historian DAVID SAUNDERS (son of famed pulp cover artist Norman Saunders) profiles the art director at Ace Magazines, ADOLPHE BARREAUX, who helped establish the new look of the Raven while under pressure to meet impossible deadlines launching new comics.
From the pages of SURE-FIRE, LIGHTNING, and 4 FAVORITES COMICS are the complete adventures of... THE RAVEN!