Little Lulu, Worlds Finest Comics

John Stanley’s Little Lulu covers evoked the panel gags Marjorie Henderson Buell created for The Saturday Evening Post. Four Color #131 © 2019 Classic Media, Inc. On the other hand, characters more usually seen in action-adventure tales could clown around—at least, on covers. World’s Finest Comics #19 (Fall 1945) © 2019 DC Comics