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Bruce Gentry (1948) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Bruce Gentry (1948) 1

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    Stories and art by Ray Bailey and Jerry Betts. Ray Bailey, former assistant to legendary cartoonist Milton Caniff, creates his own aviator strip, with freelance pilot Bruce meeting bad guys and beautiful women in equal measure to Caniff's Terry and the Pirates. Bruce hasn't even landed in South America before a beautiful woman has slipped him a note that leads to adventure. Bruce captures Greazo, who caused the airliner crashes, but he wants the villain behind it all. Toni Lane, owner of a small airport, tries to rescue her handsome but dumb partner when he's skyjacked by a beautiful woman. Featuring plentiful good girl art and a classic cover. Adventure In Cordillera; Clue To A Crime; Death Guards A Treasure; Baiting A Trap; Toni Lane: The Ladies And The Loot! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Bruce Gentry (1948) 2

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    Cover by Jack Kamen. Stories and art by Ray Bailey, Lane Beverly and Al Feldstein. Ray Bailey, former assistant to legendary cartoonist Milton Caniff, creates his own aviator strip, with freelance pilot Bruce meeting bad guys and beautiful women in equal measure to Caniff's Terry and the Pirates. Canada's Superior takes over the publishing with this issue. Bruce arranges a flying lesson for the beautiful Eden Cortez to learn all she knows about the Del Norte airline saboteurs. Bruce and Eden are stranded after their plane crashes, but lovely Holiday Hill arrives at their remote outpost. Bartender Frank Leslie terrorizes Tombstone, in a violent pre-Code Western with art by EC legend Al Feldstein. Featuring plentiful good girl art and cover. Alone Together; "Holiday" Delight; Black Magic--and White; Truckin' and Jive; True Western Justice: The Butchering Brute. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Bruce Gentry (1948) 3
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scratch on front of case
    • Label #0261955009

    Stories and art by Ray Bailey and others. Ray Bailey, former assistant to legendary cartoonist Milton Caniff, creates his own aviator strip, with freelance pilot Bruce meeting bad guys and beautiful women in equal measure to Caniff's Terry and the Pirates. Bruce investigates the mystery of US Army trucks sighted in South America. Bruce tries to warn Holiday and Ricardo, but Del Norte gets the jump on them. A violent pre-Code Western recasts Wyatt and Virgil Earp as womanizing killers who impersonate sheriff's deputies. Featuring plentiful good girl art and cover. Clues in the Night; Destruction Doubtful; The Circus Murder Case; Chute-ing the Fire-Works; True Western Justice: One Way to the Grave. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Bruce Gentry (1948) 4

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    Cover by Jack Kamen. Stories and art by Lee Diamond and others. Ray Bailey, former assistant to legendary cartoonist Milton Caniff, creates his own aviator strip, with freelance pilot Bruce meeting bad guys and beautiful women in equal measure to Caniff's Terry and the Pirates. Bruce meets action girl Danger Kerves, who carries a live grenade in her brassiere. He helps Danger and her father escape the bandit gang of El Tigre, who wants the Mayan treasure Danger's father has discovered. Bruce gets skyjacked by the beautiful blonde Tasio O'Connor, even though she's already hired his plane. Featuring plentiful good girl art and cover. Fury of the Fer-De-Lance; Bruce and Holiday; Frame-Up; Poetic Justice; Men Without Passports. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Bruce Gentry (1948) 5

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    Ray Bailey, former assistant to legendary cartoonist Milton Caniff, creates his own aviator strip, with freelance pilot Bruce meeting bad guys and beautiful women in equal measure to Caniff's Terry and the Pirates. Bruce investigates after Holiday Hill is abducted. Bruce wants to get to Paris to buy a swanky present for Holiday, so he takes flying jobs that go literally around the world. Beautiful Carmelita hires Bruce to get a racehorse across the continent in time for an important race. Featuring plentiful good girl art and cover. Death and the Ace of Diamonds; The Sky's the Limit; Daredevil of the Skies; Sprouting Wings the Hard Way; Off To a Flying Start! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Bruce Gentry (1948) 6

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    Ray Bailey, former assistant to legendary cartoonist Milton Caniff, creates his own aviator strip, with freelance pilot Bruce meeting bad guys and beautiful women in equal measure to Caniff's Terry and the Pirates. Bruce investigates when planes vanish in mid-flight after reporting bizarre objects in the sky, such as giant birds and fish. The life of pioneer aviator and air ace Billy Mitchell. Bruce investigates intrigue at a jazz club, in a story with some adorably "hep" dialogue like "Bebop Betty! She's a real gone gal!" Featuring plentiful good girl art. Flight to Nowhere; Billy Mitchell, Father of the American Air Force; Daredevil of the Skies; Cuckoo? Not Koo-Koo!; The Bedeviled Bebop. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Bruce Gentry (1948) 7

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    Cover by Jack Kamen. Ray Bailey, former assistant to legendary cartoonist Milton Caniff, creates his own aviator strip, with freelance pilot Bruce meeting bad guys and beautiful women in equal measure to Caniff's Terry and the Pirates. Bruce seeks a hidden diamond mine and is captured by the tribal warriors of the beautiful Goddess. The story of Orville and Wilbur Wright and the first successful motorized flight. Ricardo falls for beautiful movie star Rita Lane when a film crew comes to South America for a movie shoot. Featuring plentiful good girl art. Jungle Madness; Murder Set to Music; Daredevil of the Skies; Conquerors of the Clouds...the Wright Brothers; Flying Fancies. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Bruce Gentry (1948) 8

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    Stories and art by Hal Rasmusson, Ruth Gilbert Cochran and Al Feldstein. Ray Bailey, former assistant to legendary cartoonist Milton Caniff, creates his own aviator strip, with freelance pilot Bruce meeting bad guys and beautiful women in equal measure to Caniff's Terry and the Pirates. Bruce and a female detective track an embezzler into the jungle. The story of early flight pioneers, from Icarus and Da Vinci to the Montgolfier Brothers and Elisabeth Thible, the first woman to travel by air. The beautiful sisters Sparrow and Lark Fields get Bruce involved in a dangerous chase for hidden pirate treasure. Featuring plentiful good girl art and cover. The Salvage Sea; The Dream That Came True; The Legend; I'm Forever Trailing Trouble; Handcuffs and Kisses. Final issue of the series; the comic strip itself did not last much longer. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.