Martin Goodman’s comic titles went through a strange transformation – with some series going through somewhat odd transformations of name and genre.
One that I find particularly odd is the comic that started life in 1940 which was Daring Mystery Comics, essentially a superhero title with characters like Fiery Mask, Trojak the Tiger Man, Silver Scorpion and Marvel Boy.
After 8 issues in 1942 it transformed into Comedy Comics – a funny animals title that lasted 25 issues. (Confusingly, it seems that another comic, Daring Adventures, also picked up the numbering in 1944 and ran stories with the Human Torch and Sub-mariner for 4 issues.)
A number of Timely/Atlas titles went through this sort of naming transformation (Blaze Carson became Rex Hart before retitling as Whip Wilson and then The Gunhawk – or All Winners becoming All Western Winners, then Black Rider, then Western Tales of the Black Rider before ending as Gunsmoke Western). This re-titling wasn’t confined to Western comics: the Romance comics Goodman’s company published (well into the 1970s) also went through regular re-naming.