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Punch Comics (1941) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Punch Comics (1941) 1

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    Untitled story, art by Charles Sultan; Terry spots an old woman on the street and learns from her that her son is about to be executed for a crime he didn't commit, so she takes the woman to see Mr. E. A Messenger of Justice finds the residence of the true gang leader, then alerts Mr. E that the gang is about to leave town after framing the boy; Ricci successfully traps Mr. E at Dorrences' mother's home. Untitled story; Captain Glory vs. The Smuggling Gang. Untitled The Man In the Devil Suit story, art by Bill Madden. "A Soldier Must Obey" text story. Untitled story; intro of Kitty Kelly, who battles the Japanese. Untitled story; The Sky Chief vs. Von Gorth. "The Dead Man Plays" text story. Untitled story; the origin of Captain Courage. Untitled story; Hale the Magician vs. Grillo the Dictator. "The Sting of Death" text story. Untitled story, art by Bill Madden; The Unholy Three vs. Breen. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Punch Comics (1941) 2
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    • 6 1/2" Cumulative spine split.

    Cover by Charles Sultan. Stories and art by Charles Sultan, Rudy Palais, and Ken Battefield. An early superhero and adventure anthology published by Harry Chesler. The mysterious master of mystery, Mr. E, investigates a kidnapping in a previously crime-free town. An FBI agent dons a star-spangled suit to fight outside the law as Captain Glory. Masters of disguise Dale, Pearl, and Flash use their quick-change talents to fight crime as The Unholy Three. Mr. E; Carnival; Unholy Three; Eightball; Hale the Magician; Captain Glory; Devil Dog Dolan; Kitty Kelly; Capt'n Courage; The Green Ghost; Sky Chief. 64 pages, Full Color. Note: issues #3-#8 do not exist. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Punch Comics (1941) 9

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    Cover by Gus Ricca. Stories and art by Bob McCay, Fred Schwab, and Al Plastino. An early superhero and adventure anthology published by Harry Chesler. The most unusual story in this issue is a rare Little Nemo in Slumberland strip drawn by Bob McCay (son of original Nemo artist Winsor McCay) in which Nemo is a Buck Rogers-like teen helping Slumberland battle Mercurian invaders! Revived in modern times, ancient mystic Hale the Magician uses his powers and his magical spearhead to battle evil. Rocketman invents the helicopter a few years early, but gangster Killer Craci wants the invention for himself. Classic cover by Gus Ricca has the cartoonist being killed by his own spy cartoons. Master Key; Down the Trail; Calling All Cars; Johnny Rebel; Hale the Magician; Young Americans; Tenderfoot Mary; Nemo, In Slumberland; Victory Boys; Rocketman. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Punch Comics (1941) 10

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    Cover by Gus Ricca. Stories and art by Jack Cole, Charles Sultan, Joe Beck, and Art Pinajian. An early superhero and adventure anthology published by Harry Chesler. The true-crime tale of forger Arthur Wick's rise and fall is chronicled in an early story by Plastic Man creator Jack Cole. The Young Americans investigate after a million dollars is stolen from a charity for Chinese disaster victims. A suicide attempt leads Rocketman and Rocketgirl to face the Fantastic Brain Destroyers. Fun cover by Gus Ricca. Master Key: Baroness Nohart; Punch & Cutey; Young Americans: China Relief Mission Money; Flashing Knives; Happy Landing; Sky Chief; Manhunters! Case 1: Master Forgers; The Mystery Truck; Rocketman. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Punch Comics (1941) 11

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    Stories and art by Bob McKay, Jack Cole, Charles Sultan, Joe Beck, and Al Plastino. An early superhero and adventure anthology published by Harry Chesler. The most unusual story in this issue is a rare Little Nemo in Slumberland strip drawn by Bob McCay, son of original Nemo artist Winsor McCay, in which a teenage Nemo has a fantastic fight with a smoke-eating dragon. The real-life crimes and capture of the Red Keenan Gang are revealed in an early story by Plastic Man creator Jack Cole. Aviator hero Sky Chief tracks saboteurs to stop the destruction of American small planes. Rocketman investigates after an atomic scientist is murdered and his daughter is kidnapped. Fun cover by an unknown artist. Punch & Cutey; Master Key; Sky Chief; Music Soothes the Savage Beast; Happy Landing; Little Nemo; Crime on the Run: Murderous Red Keenan Gang; Ole Faithful; Rocketman. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Punch Comics (1941) 12

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    Cover by Gus Ricca. Stories and art by Joe Beck, Otto Eppers and Bernard Sachs. An early superhero and adventure anthology published by Harry Chesler. Master Key uses his X-ray vision to seek an emerald stolen from an antiques dealer and clear a reformed ex-convict. Captain Glory investigates after skeletal horsemen with the touch of death attack a mine. Rocketman bequeaths his flying suit to young Billy Wood after Billy's father disappears in the jungle, and Rocketboy is born. Wicked cover by Gus Ricca. Punch & Cutey; Master Key; Captain Glory; Sacrifice; Happy Landing; Hale the Magician; Handy Andy; Yankee Boy: Gambler's Payoff; Rocketboy. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Punch Comics (1941) 13

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    Cover by Gus Ricca. Stories and art by Ruben Moreira, Al Plastino and Paul Gattuso. An early superhero and adventure anthology published by Harry Chesler. Master Key investigates when a sinister scandal threatens to destroy America's diplomatic relations with another country. Boxer Punch O'Malley uses an opponent's superstitions to his advantage. In the modern West, Jim Collins is hunted for a crime he didn't commit, so he fights for justice as the Gay Desperado. Punch & Cutey; Master Key; Devil's Decoy; Happy Landing; Johnny on the Spot; Crime on the Run; Mock Murder: Gay Desperado; Rocketman. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Punch Comics (1941) 14

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    Cover by Ruben Moreira. Stories and art by Ruben Moreira, Joe Beck, Otto Eppers, George Tuska, Gus Ricca, Fred Schwab, Al Plastino and Paul Gattuso. An early superhero and adventure anthology published by Harry Chesler. Rocketman and Rocketgirl discover that an old mobster has a new trick: hijacking long-distance moving trucks. The Gay Desperado seeks the modern-day outlaw who framed him and forced him into life on the run. An escaped convict tries to elude men and dogs alike. Punch & Cutey; Master Key; Stamp-O-Grams; Happy Landing; Johnny on the Spot: Double Trouble; Knock-Out Drops; Murder in Act II; Manhunters--Guardians of the Law; Pitcher By Force; Li'l Willie; Gay Desperado; Rocketman: The Haunted Highway. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Punch Comics (1941) 15

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    Cover by Paul Gattuso. Stories and art by Ruben Moreira, Joe Beck, Otto Eppers, and Paul Gattuso. An early superhero and adventure anthology published by Harry Chesler. Rocketman and Rocketgirl face a vengeful killer who rigs the jury and beats a murder rap. Master Key investigates a mysterious haunting that may be a cover for something more deadly. Johnny on the Spot's disastrous theater performance is capped by crooks who steal the gate and abduct his gal Birchie. Also featuring a vintage ad for the Glow in the Dark Necktie ("Girls Can't Resist!"). Punch & Cutey; Master Key; Winner's Stake; Happy Landing; Johnny on the Spot; Murder Mix-Up; Rocketman. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Punch Comics (1941) 16
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    • Oxidation.

    Cover by Joe Beck and Otto Eppers. Stories and art by Tony Cataldo, Joe Beck, Otto Eppers, and Paul Gattuso. An early superhero and adventure anthology published by Harry Chesler. Aircraft designer Norton Bemis asks Rocketman and Rocketgirl to investigate a series of crashes.Master Key investigates a shipboard murder that is somehow connected to a Buddha statue. Furloughed from the war, Happy Landing comes home to spend time with his girlfriend Lindy Lou, but the first thing she wants to do is see the war movie "40 Seconds Over Yokohama." Rocketman; Master Key; Loan Shark Bait; Happy Landing; Johnny on the Spot; Six Shooter Surprise; Punch & Cutey. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Punch Comics (1941) 17
    • 1" spine split from top.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Double Cover. 1st cover 6.0, interior cover 8.0.
    • Label #0096432002
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($3.30) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    Cover by Joe Beck and Otto Eppers. Stories and art by Tony Cataldo, Joe Beck, Otto Eppers, and Ruben Moreira. An early superhero and adventure anthology published by Harry Chesler. Rocketman and Rocketgirl learn that Ned Bailey's life is in danger after he finds an old pirate map. The Master Key uses his X-ray vision and powerful eyebeams to search for a missing heir. Reporter Scoop Daily discovers a plot to start a war between Mexico and the United States. Plus a comics biography of Edgar Allan Poe, author of "The Raven" and pioneer of mystery and horror. Also featuring a vintage ad for the Glow in the Dark Necktie ("Girls Can't Resist!"). Rocketman; Master Key; Pseudo-Murder; Happy Landing; Johnny on the Spot; Men of Letters: Edgar Allan Poe; Crime Does Not Pay; Scoop Daily; Punch & Cutey; Blood and Blarney. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Punch Comics (1941) 18
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($6.66) will be charged at checkout.
      Other items consigned by Select Comics
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • 1 piece of tape on back cover & 1 piece on interior cover.
    • Label #1F4314-015

    Cover by Paul Gattuso. Stories and art by Joe Beck and Otto Eppers. An early superhero and adventure anthology published by Harry Chesler. Rocketman and Rocketgirl trace two murders to The Purple Peril and his pet tiger, Rajah. The Master Key uses his X-ray vision to examine a mystery: How could a dead man return to the scene of a crime? Outlaw Ray Sutherland's trail of murder earns him the nickname The Two-Gun Terror of Mohawk Valley, in a violent pre-Code Western story. Rocketman; Master Key; Happy Landing; Johnny on the Spot; Jest for Fun; Crime on the Run; Registered for Ransom; Capt'n Courage; Murder Scare; Punch & Cutey; Sport Slang. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Punch Comics (1941) 19

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    Cover by Paul Gattuso. Stories and art by Ralph Mayo, Joe Beck, Otto Eppers, and Fred Schwab. An early superhero and adventure anthology published by Harry Chesler. Rocketman investigates a gang with a strange M.O.: faking pedestrian accidents and then blackmailing the drivers. The Master Key uses his X-ray vision to catch master con man and forger "Baldy" Shaw. Kid Dropper's trail of murder earns him the nickname Manhattan's Mad Mobster, in a violent pre-Code crime story. Also featuring a vintage ad for the Glow in the Dark Necktie ("Girls Can't Resist!"). Rocketman; Master Key; Alibi for Murder: The Clues Could Pin the Girl's Ears Back; Happy Landing; Johnny on the Spot; Mirth Parade; Crime on the Run; Registered for Ransom; Capt'n Courage; Racket Buster; Punch & Cutey; Joe Dokes. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Punch Comics (1941) 20
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    Stories and art by Joe Beck, Otto Eppers, and Bill Harr. Superior takes over publishing of the early superhero and adventure anthology originally published by Harry Chesler. Rocketman and Rocketgirl search for Mr. X, who is hypnotizing teens into becoming juvenile delinquents and holdup gangs. The Master Key uses his X-ray vision to detect bank robbers inside Zip's Ice Cream Parlor. Johnny on the Spot stumbles on a crooked plot at the horse races; to solve it, he must take the jockey spot himself. Pre-Code action-girl cover featuring Rocketgirl is quite risque for its time. Rocketman; Master Key; Happy Landing; Johnny on the Spot; Laughing At Life; Crime on the Run; Pipp Boys: Three Knights in a Daze; Whiz Crackers; Jungle Town Show Boat; Punch & Cutey; It's a Fact. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Punch Comics (1941) 21

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    Cover by Paul Gattuso. Stories and art by Joe Beck, Otto Eppers, and Bill Harr. Superior takes over publishing of the early superhero and adventure anthology originally published by Harry Chesler. Rocketman and Rocketgirl, in their last Golden Age appearance, seek The Spider Master, who is abducting disabled people from the streets for nefarious purposes. The Master Key tracks the killer Ramoy, who looks like Sargon the Sorcerer but is just a con man and murderer. After Nazi agents kill his grandfather, a Confederate veteran, John Bailey becomes the Nazi-punching superhero Johnny Rebel. Rocketman: The Spider Master; Master Key; Happy Landing; Johnny Rebel; The Hamburger Mystery; Crime on the Run; Young Americans; Beating the Tinhorns; Laughing at Life; Punch & Cutey; It's a Fact. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Punch Comics (1941) 22

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    Cover by Paul Gattuso. Stories and art by Bob McCay, Charles Biro, E. Letkeman, Joe Beck, Otto Eppers, and Dick Ryan. Superior takes over publishing of the early superhero and adventure anthology originally published by Harry Chesler. The most unusual story in this issue is a rare Little Nemo in Slumberland strip by Bob McCay, son of original Nemo artist Winsor McCay, in which a sorcerer replaces Dr. Pill in King Morpheus's court, and Nemo must discover his ridiculous secret. The Young Americans visit a farm and run afoul of crooks, who then run afoul of the Young Americans. Also featuring an early humor strip by Charles Biro, later the mind behind the notorious Crime Does Not Pay comic. Baxter; Pokey Forgets to Remember; Happy Landing; Johnny on the Spot; Prehistoric Pete; Murder Mix-Up; Young Americans; Riggin' Bill; Monkey-Shines; Nemo in Adventureland; Gooby-Land; Impy; Punch & Cutey; Facts!; Foxy Grandpa; Winner's Stake. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Punch Comics (1941) 23

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    Cover by Cover by Joe Beck.. Stories and art by Bob McCay, E. Letkeman, Joe Beck, Otto Eppers, and Ken Brickley. Superior takes over publishing of the early superhero and adventure anthology originally published by Harry Chesler. The most unusual story in this issue is a rare Little Nemo in Slumberland strip by Bob McCay, son of original Nemo artist Winsor McCay, in which King Morpheus decides to marry off the Princess to Prince Napping of Nappingland, much to her and Nemo's distress. One of the final new adventures of Little Nemo and friends until modern times. In their last appearance, the Young Americans must contend with Mr. Pitfall and a gun-toting crook, or risk losing their clubhouse and their dog. Tom and Dick try to outfox each other so they can be the one to take Mary out for sodas. Baxter; And All the Stars Fell Down; Tom, Dick, and Mary; Seymour and Dewlittle; Young Americans; Riggin' Bill; Monkey-Shines; Nemo in Adventureland; Gooby-Land; Impy; Punch & Cutey; Crazy Cracks; Mystery Number Trick. Final issue of the series. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.