Public Domain Super Heroes

Public Domain Charcters who appeared in Gold Key comics.

Gold Key Comics was created in 1962, when Western switched to in-house publishing rather than packaging content for branding and distribution by its business partner, Dell Comics.

Three of Gold Key's original characters — none of them are in the public domain — were used in the 1990s to launch Valiant Comics' "Valiant Universe".

Dark Horse Comics have begun to revive several of the characters.

In 2001, Western Publishing, including the Gold Key properties, was bought by Classic Media. In 2012, Classic Media was bought out by DreamWorks Animation SKG and rebranded as DreamWorks Classics, who currently own the Gold Key properties.

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