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Tell It to the Marines (1952 Toby Press) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Tell It to the Marines (1952 Toby Press) 1

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    "Operation Petticoat," art by Jack Sparling; Spike and Bat, two brawny, lusty, best-buddy Marines on the Korean front, are sent behind enemy lines to retrieve valuable information from an elderly, wounded Korean acting as an agent for the United States. Before dying, the agent tells the boys the information is sewn into the dress hem of his lovely granddaughter, Lotus Blossom. "Arabian Nightmare," script by Charles Spain Verral, art by Jack Sparling; A big mistake is made in Washington and the boys are sent to the Middle East to secure oil concessions for the western powers; Boris, a Russian emissary, is trying to do the same for his country; The Shah of Ariq, a boxing fan, decides the issue will be settled via a boxing match between Boris and Spike, a renowned Corps heavyweight champion celebrated for a punch of his own devising called the Double Reverse Pretzel Bolo. "Blue Plate Blossom"; Lover O'Leary is the "pre-eminent gal-hound" of the United States Marine Corps and agrees to take two nerdy, young "chowderheads" out on the town; The three pass their time ogling busty, leggy Good Girls in little clothing. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Tell It to the Marines (1952 Toby Press) 2

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    "Madame Cobra," art by Jack Sparling; Spike and Bat are sent behind enemy lines to free an intelligence officer held in a Korean POW camp commanded by the notorious torturer, Madame Cobra. "The Terror of the Deep," art by Jack Sparling; Spike and Bat discover a Communist base on a Pacific island while investigating a sea serpent rumor. Untitled one-page story; Young Marine Oliver receives a six-foot photograph of his girlfriend. "A Walk in Korea" article. Untitled story, art by Jack Sparling; Lover O'Leary takes two young Marines to a dance and comments on Good Girl types. Untitled story, art by Vic Herman; Female Marine Gwendolyn wants to meet men so she's stationed on the chow-line. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Tell It to the Marines (1952 Toby Press) 3

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    "The Lady Didn't Know It Was Loaded"; A female photographer complicates full-scale war maneuvers in South Carolina for Spike and Bat. "The Terrible Turk"; On a missionn behind the lines, Spike and Bat meet an old acquaintance, the Terrible Turk. "The U.S. Marines on the Shores of Tripoli" article. Article about bombers of the future. Untitled story, art by Jack Sparling; Two nerdy, young Marines accompany Lover O'Leary as he comments on Good Girls. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Tell It to the Marines (1952 Toby Press) 4

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    Cover art by Jack Sparling. "Double Doublecross" starring Spike and Bat, art by Jack Sparling. "Hawaiian Maneuvers," art by Jack Sparling; The Shore Patrol is called in when Spike and Bat battle for the attentions of Lani. "Mighty Mabel" text story, art by Charles P. X. Houts. "Mam'selle Spells Trouble," art by Jack Sparling; Spike and Bat strike-out with Fifi Delorm, a French news correspondent. Four pages of Lover O'Leary and His Liberty Belles good girl art by Jack Sparling. "Ever-Lovin' Wuff" one-page story, art by George Crenshaw. One-page story, art by Art Helfant; Pete buys a firecracker for the Fourth of July. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Tell It to the Marines (1952 Toby Press) 5

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  • Issue #6
    Tell It to the Marines (1952 Toby Press) 6

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    "Hypnotized Hero"; Spike is sent on a dangerous mission behind enemy lines after being hypnotized by Bat. "Week-End in Paris"; Spike and Bat encounter a cadre of communists in Paris. "Coney Island Caper," art by Jack Sparling; Spike and Bat are asked to tend a brat who leads them on a wild goose chase around Coney Island. "Here comes Lover O'Leary...," art by Jack Sparling; Lover O'Leary takes a couple of nerdy, young Marines to the circus and expounds upon Good Girls. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Tell It to the Marines (1952 Toby Press) 7

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  • Issue #8
    Tell It to the Marines (1952 Toby Press) 8

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    "Skirmish with Death," art by Mel Keefer; Monty Hall tells another marine the story of "Cry-Baby Joe" as a lesson in not being scared. "The Wild Tiger Hunt," art by Mel Keefer; Monty Hall, Canarsie and Tex travel to a native village to attend Yang's wedding. Afterward they kill a tiger that has been attacking the village. "A Couple of Real Pals" text story. "Shore Leave Can Be Murder!", art by Mel Keefer; Canarsie, on shore leave, fights a mob trying to shake-down Jud Worth. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Tell It to the Marines (1952 Toby Press) 9
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  • Issue #10
    Tell It to the Marines (1952 Toby Press) 10

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  • Issue #11
    Tell It to the Marines (1952 Toby Press) 11

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  • Issue #12
    Tell It to the Marines (1952 Toby Press) 12
  • Issue #13
    Tell It to the Marines (1952 Toby Press) 13
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  • Issue #14
    Tell It to the Marines (1952 Toby Press) 14

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  • Issue #15
    Tell It to the Marines (1952 Toby Press) 15

    Final issue of the series. "The Case of the Missing Dog-Tags," Duke and Quig in "The Good Old Suma Time," and Spike and Bat in "Dowdy's Psychosis." Photo cover. Cover price $0.10.