The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Classic Comics

In my continuing exploration of the vast information universe that is the Internet Archive, I have only just recently entered the Texts area. Among the unbelievable variety of scanned texts, I found a number of comic books, ranging from "Golden Age" commercial titles including Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen, Red Ryder, Roy Rogers, Tarzan, and Zorro to comic publications by the U.S. Government and religious organizations. The commercial comics include all the advertising for those must have items (like X-Ray glasses). You need to download CDisplay to view them, but it is a quick, easy and free download. They are not all in one designated comic book collection, so just search the Text area for "comic book."

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