And the Retro Graphic Story finalists. It’s a credit to these writers and artists that all of these characters are still well known today!
- Batman #1 (Detective Comics, Spring 1940)
- Captain Marvel: “Introducing Captain Marvel” by Bill Parker and C. C. Beck (Whiz Comics #2, Feb 1940)
- Flash Gordon: “The Ice Kingdom of Mongo” by Alex Raymond and Don Moore (King Features Syndicate, Apr 1940)
- The Origin of the Spirit by Will Eisner (Register and Tribune Syndicate, June 1940)
- The Spectre: “The Spectre”/”The Spectre Strikes!” by Jerry Siegel and Bernard Baily (More Fun Comics #52/53, Feb/Mar 1940)
So, who is at the top of your list?
As always, keep in mind the Comment Rules, and let’s discuss the Hugo finalists!