MAPLE LEAF PUBL.   

MAPLE LEAF PUBLISHING Co.                                                                                      Location: 849 Homer Street, Vancouver.

Contributor:                                                                                                                    Bert Bushnell, Derrick, Ley Fortune, Hall & Walker, Hal Kerr, Vernon Miller, Vim earson, Ted Ross, Jon Stables.

Character:                                                                                                                    Black Out Patrol, Brok Windsor, Circus Girl, Deuce Granville, Honourable Freddy, Iron Man, Professor Miles & Bobby, Rags, Rocket Man, Señorita Marquita, Tiger Tex,

Feature:

“Flags Contest.” Better Comics, 2-1, April/May 1942: 11-14.

“Denny’s Page: We the Readers get together with Denny.” [Includes reader’s photos. Better Comics, 2-1, April/May 1942: 44-45.

“Magic For Everyone.” Car., Derrick. Better Comics, 2-5, Dec./Jan. 1942: 43.

“Pen Pal’s Page.” Better Comics, 2-1, April/May 1942: 46; 2-5, Dec./Jan. 1942: 45.

“Prize Puzzle Page.” Better Comics, 2-5, Dec./Jan. 1942: 49.

“Prize Winner’s Page.” Better Comics, 2-1, April/May 1942: 51; 2-5, Dec./Jan.1942: 50

“Well Want Do You Know: Questions & Answers.” Better Comics, 2-5, Dec./Jan. 1942: 44.

Information:

“Astounding Facts.” Better Comics. 5-9, April/May 1945: 41.

“Odd Facts.” Better Comics, 6-1, August/September 1945: 39.

“The R.A.F. hits back.” Better Comics, 2-1, April/May 1942: 11-14.

“Story-telling Stamps.” Car., Montgomery Mulford. Better Comics, 2-5, Dec./Jan. 1942:   48.

“True Exciting Stories: James Watt and the Story of Harnessing Steam.” Better Comics,   2-5, Dec.l/Jan. 1942: 46-47.

Maple Leaf of Vancouver launched its first title Better Comics in March 1941, initially the interior was in colour but then changed to black & white. Better Comics was followed by  titles like: Bing Bang, Lucky and Rocket.

PRODUCT:

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC ANTHOLOOGY:

Better Comics, Editor, Vernon Miller. Colour cover, black & white interior.
2-1, Apr.-May 1942.

2-5, Dec.-Jan.1942.

3-2, Feb.-Mar. 1944.

3-6, Oct.-Nov. 1944.

3-7, Dec.-Jan. ‘44/’45.

4-8, Feb.-Mar. 1945.

5-9, Apr.-May 1945.

5-10, June – July 1945.

6-1, Aug.-Sept. 1945.
Big Bang Comics, Colour cover, black & white interior.
Lucky Comics, Colour cover, black & white interior.
1-6, Feb./Mar. 1942.

2-2, Feb./Mar. 1943.

2-4, June/July 1943.

4-1, Aug./Sept. 1944.

4-2, Oct./Nov. 1944.

4-3, Dec./Jan. 1945.

6-1, June/July 1946.
Rocket Comics, Colour cover, black & white interior.
1-4 May-June 1942.

1-5 July-Aug. 1942.

1-8 Jan.-Feb. 1942.

2-10 Sept.-Oct. 1944. 3-1 Nov.-Dec. 1944. 5-4 May-June 1945.

5-5 July-Aug. 1945.

5-6 Sept.-Oct. 1945.

SOURCE:

Booklet text:

Guardians of the North: The National Superhero in Canadian Comic-Book Art Writ., Writ., John Bell. National Archives of Canada, 1992. A catalogue for the exhibit of the same name.