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  • Issue #1
    Zip Comics (1940) 1
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    • INCOMPLETE. First two wraps missing, affects art and story.
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    • INCOMPLETE. Part of first page missing. Interrupts art and story.

    Edited by Abner Sundell. Cover art by Charles Biro. Untitled story starring Steel Sterling, The Man of Steel, script by Abner Sundell, art by Charles Biro; John Sterling completes the chemical formula which will completely protect him from the underworld's bullets, unlike his murdered father who was killed by a group of ruthless gangsters; John bathes himself in the formula, which has been poured into a cauldron of molten steel......dives in, and emerges as a man with the resistance, the magnetism and the strength of steel. Untitled story starring The Scarlet Avenger, Gang Buster, script by Harry Shorten, art by Irv Novick; Jim Kendall has devoted himself to wiping out gangland since the death of his wife and child while flying in a hijacked plane, which crashed, and in which all were killed except Jim; In the accident, his face muscles were paralyzed and Jim became the man who never smiled; Kendall has a giant scientific brain, and uses that science to the aid of his crusade. Untitled story, art by Frank Volp; The Cattleman's Association has sent Nevada Jones to help Irene Cox prevent her herd being stolen by rustlers. Untitled Kalthar, The Giant Man, King of the Jungle story, script by Harry Shorten, art by Lin Streeter. "The Devil's Flying Twins," art by Ed Smalle, Jr.; The Shane twins are rich Americans who join the British Air Force to continue a feud with the German sportsman, Herr Schultz. "You Can't Win!", art by Mort Meskin; Executions are likely to be drably gruesome affairs even to the most hardened newspapermen. "The Pirates of Ho Tsin," script by Abner Sundell, art by Mort Meskin; Captain Valor resigns his commission in the U.S. Marine Corps to seek adventure, and, aided by Ronnie and Angie, heads to China to battle the evil Ho Tsin. "The Eye of Oglu," script by Abner Sundell, art by Edd Ashe; A young girl's father is missing after a series of weird happenings; She suspects foul play and contacts Dudley for help; He dons a purple costume with yellow cape and ventures out to help as Mr. Satan, international detective and soldier of fortune. "The Ritania-Hundaria War," script by Joe Blair, art by Elmer Wexler; The king of Ritania begs Zambini to help him win the war against Hundania; Hundanian spies place a huge and deadly cobra, whose bite means death, in Zambini's bedroom. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Zip Comics (1940) 2

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    Edited by Abner Sundell. Cover art by Charles Biro. "The Return of the Black Knight," art by Charles Biro; In the state penitentiary, a gang of desperate convicts begin a well-planned escape; They are going to hi-jack a boatload of gold from Alaska. One-page Mugsy story by Kin Platt (as Quincy). "The Protection Racket," script by Harry Shorten, art by Irv Novick; A bomb is tossed from a speeding car into a shop and kills a tailor, and the police won't listen to Jim as a witness. "Introducing the Masked Man," art by Frank Volp; Nevada Jones gains masked identity. "The Ivory Hunters," script by Harry Shorten, art by Robert Pious; Taking the red grain that turns him into a giant of 15 feet, Kalthar wreaks havoc among a gang of ivory hunters. "Herr Schultz's Luftwaffe Trap," art by Ed Smalle; The Shane brothers refuse to become squadron leaders. "The Oregon Death Dealer!" text story, art by Lin Streeter. "The Revenge of Hop-Lung," script by Abner Sundell, art by Mort Meskin; Captain Valor and his two friends help a couple of American missionaries besieged in the mountains by a pirate gang. "The Monster of Shadow Pond," script by Harry Shorten, art by Ed Ashe; Three men had disappeared into Shadow Pond, and never returned; Tracks of a prehistoric monster had been found. Cyclone Jones one-page story by Quincy. "On the Planet Inferno," script by Joe Blair, art by Elmer Wexler; A new planet will burn up the Earth in 48 hours, and Zambini uses his magic to get to the planet on a palm tree growing like a beanstalk. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Zip Comics (1940) 3
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    • INCOMPLETE. Missing first four wraps, affects art and story. Several wraps detached and split at spine.

    Edited by Abner Sundell. Cover art by Charles Biro. "The Black Knight's War on Brazoria," art by Charles Biro; The world famous scientist, Walter Cummings is kidnapped and his daughter seeks the help of detective John Sterling, and Steel, he battles the flying tanks of Dr. Yar. One-page Mugsy story by Kin Platt. "Death to the Scarlet Avenger" Part 1, script by Harry Shorten, art by Irv Novick; Scarlet Avenger battles the airship of Texa who will steal the government's caches of gold bullion. "The Rattleweed Indian Uprising," art by Frank Volp; Doc Poser is the leader of a gang of white men disguised as Indians. "The Golden Tablet of Kybys," script by Harry Shorten, art by Robert Pious; White scientists are looking for the lost land of Kybys. "Captured by the Germans," art by Ed Smalle; The twins and Kermit have bailed out over German territory and been taken prisoners; The twins manage to escape in a German plane and later return to rescue Kermit. "The Slip-Up" text story. "Captured by Ho Tsin," script by Abner Sundell, art by Mort Meskin; Captain Valor's plane is shot down near the pirate ship, and as a prisoner, he fights a Chinese giant, Big Dip, who later becomes his friend. "The Disappearing Trains," script by Harry Shorten, art by Edd Ashe; Trains with payrolls get wrecked and passengers killed by a gang that has built a fake rail switch. "Battle in Hell," script by Joe Blair, art by Elmer Wexler; Satan plots the downfall of Zambini, and there is a fiery battle between them in the flames of his burning pit; Zambini turns Satan's men into rabbits, and Satan himself is killed when Hell freezes over. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Zip Comics (1940) 4

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    Edited by Abner Sundell. Cover art by Charles Biro. "The Radium Robbers," art by Charles Biro; Cummings is suspected of stealing all the radium from his own hospital, and his daughter gets the help of detective Sterling. One-pgae Mugsy story by Kin Platt (as Quincy). Untitled story, script by Harry Shorten, art by Irv Novick; The Scarlet Avenger has come to grips with Texa, a beautiful Amazon, the queen of crimel She will use his powerful brains in her next crime, to snatch the president. "Slade Bowman's Boast," art by Frank Volp; Nevada Jones is ordered by the governor to catch the train robber, Slade Bowman. "The Hordes of Shem," script by Harry Shorten, art by Robert Pious; Kalthar is taken prisoner by the Tribe of Shem and taken to their king, Pharoah. "The Munitions Works Mission," art by Ed Smalle; The Eagles blow up a German munitions works but must ditch their planes. "Frontier Tamers" text story. "Yat Sing's Poison Plot," script by Abner Sundell, art by Mort Meskin; Captain Valor and Big Dip are led into a trap by a girl named Tania and fall into the hands of Yat Sing, who prepares to execute them. "The Diamond Cattle Smugglers," script and art by Edd Ashe; Corn cobs are used to smuggle diamonds. "The Daughter of the Mermen," script by Joe Blair, art by Elmer Wexler; The mermen beneath the sea have sent their great wizard, Magi, to America to bring back a young girl who is their last descendant on earth. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Zip Comics (1940) 5

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    Edited by Abner Sundell. Cover art by Charles Biro. "The Zeta Ray Saboteurs," script by Abner Sundell, art by Charles Biro; The Cummings Plant engaged in production for the U.S. Army has been sabotaged. One-page Mugsy story by Kin Platt. "Death to the Scarlet Avenger" Part 3, script by Harry Shorten, art by Irv Novick; Texa's dirigible points its nose to California and Alcatraz to free the greatest of criminals from the prison and make them her servants. "The Disappearance of the Ames Brothers," art by Frank Volp; Carl has murdered his brother to keep their gold mine for himself. "The Leopard Men," script by Harry Shorten, art by Robert Pious; Leopardmen has clawed and killed many of the Urganas hunting party and the rest they took prisoners. "Smashing the Supply Train," art by Ed Smalle; The War Eagles are lost in a German forest, and are caugt, but escape in a German bomber. "Rocky Mountain Canaries" text story; The story of the burro. "Captured by Yat Sing and Tania," script by Abner Sundell, art by Mort Meskin; Ronnie is held prisoner by Yat Sing and Taina; They want the military plans for the Chinese campaign against the invaders. "The Mardi Gras Murder," script by Harry Shorten, pencils by Edd Ashe; A New Orleans paddle wheeler is used as a counterfeiters' hideout and as an easy way distribute the printed money up and down the river. "The Faces in the Sky," script by Joe Blair, art by Elmer Wexler; Strange faces appear in the sky over the city and strike terror into the people who see them; All the diamonds in the city are gone when the faces disappear; Clues leads Zambini to a tropical island where natives use witchcraft to raid for diamonds. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Zip Comics (1940) 6
    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #0078148012

    Edited by Abner Sundell. Cover art by Charles Biro. "The Blair Snatch" starring Steel Sterling, script by Abner Sundell, art by Charles Biro; Doris Cummins is kidnapped. "Catastrophe On Coney Island," script by Harry Shorten, art by Irv Novick; Protection racketeers operate at Coney Island. "The Phantom Killer of Copper Bluffs," art by Frank Volp; A killer makes a red circle on a shaving mug and two days later the mug's owner has his throat cut. "Showdown With Abdul," script by Harry Shorten, art by Robert Pious; Kate Goodwill is captured by Abdul, the slave hunter, and kept for ransom. "A Decoy For Schultz" starring War Eagles, art by Ed Smalle, Jr.; A decoy plane is sent up to trap Herr Schultz. "The Speedy Jackrabbit" non-fiction text story; About the speed of jackrabbits. "The Monsoon Strikes," script by Abner Sundell, art by Mort Meskin; The pirate junk of Yat Sing is crashed against the rocks, and both friend and foe are cast ashore. "The Gorilla Gambit," script by Abner Sundell, art by Edd Ashe; A big killer gorilla is turned loose at the New York World's Fair to cash in on the insurance on him if shot. "Curse of the Egyptasia Tomb," script by Joe Blair, art by Elmer Wexler; Two Orientals have come to take Prof. Lorenz back to Egyptasia where he found the magic doorway to the sacred tomb; He is to be sacrificed to the ancient king Ankkaman. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Zip Comics (1940) 7
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    • INCOMPLETE. Missing first wrap, affects art and story. Centerfold detached and split.

    Edited by Abner Sundell. Cover art by Charles Biro. "Uwana's Life-or-Death Loan Company," script by Abner Sundell, art by Charles Biro; Witnesses are killed for testifying against protection and loan racketeers. "The Head in the Parachute," script by Harry Shorten, art by Irv Novick; The severed head of a witness in a policy racket case lands in a parachute in the street, as a warning. "Cervantes's Sacrifice Cult, inks by Frank Volp; Nevada and Little Joe are witnesses to a human sacrifice in an old castle in the desert town of Taranto. "The Rescue of Prof. Goodwill," script by Harry Shorten, art by Robert Pious; Prof. Goodwill has discovered a diamond vein in an ancient city and is taken prisoner by men who will force him to tell where the secret vein is. "The U-Boat Aircraft Carriers," art by Ed Smalle, Jr.; The Germans will launch airplanes from a U-boat off Plymouth. "Carnival Killer" text story. "Fire on the Junk," script by Abner Sundell, art by Mort Meskin; Valor and his friends are marooned on a barren island off the Chinese coast; Yat Sing and his followers are also on the island and try to kill Valor, but Tania wants them all to join forces. "Zotter the Blackmailer," script by Abner Sundell, art by Edd Ashe; Mr. Satan smashes up a blackmailer gang hiding on an old freighter in the harbor. "Abdul Khil's Trap for Zambini," script by Joe Blair, art by Elmer Wexler; Abdul Khil, leader of the Black Magic Magicians, plots Zambini's death when he arrives in Morocco. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Zip Comics (1940) 8
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    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split, missing front cover. Unattached reproduction cover included.

    Edited by Abner Sundell. Cover art by Charles Biro. "The Framing of Officer Clancy," art by Charles Biro; Clancy is being framed by counterfeiters for drunk driving and killing a motor cop. "The Senatorial Suicides", script by Harry Shorten, art by Irv Novick; Two Senators are killed so there will be fewer to vote for the Pari-Mutual Bill. "Nevada Jones: Framed For Murder," art by Frank Volp; Nevada is framed for a stage hold up, but escapes the lynching mob. "Captured By Queen Loha," script by Harry Shorten, art by Irv Novick; The Urganas' laws refuse to accept Kate as the mate of Kalthar. "Incident In Egypt," art by Ed Smalle, Jr.; Someone is stirring up the natives of Egypt to revolt, and the Army is afraid of sabotage, so the Shane twins get a mission as agents. "Rocky Mountain Goats" text story. "The Treachery of Tania," script by Abner Sundell, art by Mort Meskin; Captain Valor and his friends are adrift in the China Sea on the hull of a wrecked junk, and with them is Tania. "The Pharoah's Curse," script by Abner Sundell, art by Lin Streeter; A hooded gang spreads terror in Formal Park in New York; Doris recognizes the ring of one of the killers, Princess Cleo. "The Bride of Yum Chac," script by Joe Blair, art by Elmer Wexler; Foreigners are blamed for the drought in Yucatan, and Helen Grant is kidnapped to be sacrificed to Yum Chac. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Zip Comics (1940) 9
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    • INCOMPLETE. Missing first wrap, affects art and story.

    Edited by Abner Sundell. Cover art by Charles Biro. "The Terror of Twisto," art by Charles Biro; A circus is going to shut down because of several unsolved killings. "The Murders of Mr. Nimbus," script by Harry Shorten, art by Irv Novick; Mr. Nimbus uses poison gas to hijack an armored car. "The Menace of Ming Low," art by Frank Volp; Nevada and Joe are taken prisoner by Chinese counterfeiters in a cave in the mountains. "The Revenge of Pierre LeBrun," script by Harry Shorten, art by Irv Novick; Kate Goodwill marries Kalthar in this story. "The Invasion of England" starring the War Eagles, art by Ed Smalle, Jr.; The twins and their squadron bomb a German invasion fleet. "Vengeance Is Mine" text story; He came back home for just one purpose, to kill a man he hated. "The Doom of Big Dip," script by Abner Sundell (as Campbell), art by Mort Meskin; Tania and Neek-Olaus have stolen the treasure of Wang Fu. "The Return of Two Villains," script by Harry Campbell, art by Mort Meskin; Sliro and his gang kidnap Doris and Dudley to use as bait to get their hands on Mr. Satan; Not knowing Dudley is Mr. Satan, they throw him overboard. "The Deviltry of Prince Sidkeong," script by Abner Sundell, art by Lin Streeter; The Grand Lama is murdered, and they must select a young child as the new Lama; They kidnap a white baby, and Zambini sets out to get him back. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Zip Comics (1940) 10

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    Edited by Abner Sundell. Cover art by Charles Biro. "The Murder of John (Steel) Sterling," art by Charles Biro; John Sterling is hit deliberately by a moving truck and killed; At night he digs his way out of his grave. "Into the Magic Forest," script and art by Louis Golden; Dick braves the Magic Forest in search of its priceless possessions. "Murder In the Northwest Logging Camp," art by Frank Volp; Nevada and Joe has arrived at the Great Falls lumber camp to help solve the brutal murders. "Death By Radio," script by Joe Blair, art by Irv Novick; Professor Fischer kills two of his assistants by high velocity radio transmission waves which disintegrates the brain. "Battle In the Mediterranean," script by Joe Blair, art by Ed Smalle, Jr.; On air patrol in the Mediterranian, Tom and Tim sinks an Italian aircraft carrier captured from the French. "The Last Indian Uprising" text story; The uprising of the Ute tribe in 1915. "The Book Bombs," scrip by Abner Sundell, art by Mort Meskin; Valor and his friends are in pursuit of Tania and the Russian Neek-Olaus, who have stolen the treasure of Wang Fu. "The Return of Mr. Nimbus," script by Abner Sundell, art by Mort Meskin; Dr. Nimbus kidnaps Inez to make her tell who the Scarlet Avenger is. "The Priest of the Chin Hills," script by Joe Blair, art by Lin Streeter; A black magician has kidnapped the only living descendant of the ancient rulers of Burma, and unless he is returned, it means revolution. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Zip Comics (1940) 11
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    • 7" cumulative spine split covered with tape, centerfold detached.

    Edited by Harry Shorten. Cover art by Charles Biro. "Enter: The Rattler," script by Joe Blair, art by Charles Biro; Twisto has developed a new bullet proof outfit that looks like a scaled serpent, and he now calls himself The Rattler; Steel is also in disguise to catch the criminals. "Dicky Finds His Father," script and art by Louis Golden; Dick has emerged from the Magic Fores with three priceless finds, a flying broom, a magic watch and a wishing bone. "Jim Creep's Payroll Robbery Plot," art by Frank Volp; Jim Creep, a rancher, has hired some of his men to rob his own payroll and cut them in. "The Case of the Statues of Death," script by Joe Blair, art by Bernie Klein; Murder and robbery is committed by living statues; The statues are petrified human beings made by professor Grazani and sold as statues to millionaires. "The Secret Fascist Supply Line," art by Ed Smalle; The outpost of Kadak in East Africa hasn't been heard from in three days, and the R.A.F. wants the twins to find out what is wrong. "The Wrestling "Gods", art by Mort Meskin; The mission where Valor and his company have taken refuge, is surrounded by Zeke Pepper and his gang, who want their ammunition and weapons. "Tomorrow's Murders," script by Harry Shorten, art by Irv Novick; After a suicide on the train, Inez finds a newspaper of tomorrow headlining the suicide she witnessed today. "The Tail Men of Tanzanyika," script by Joe Blair, art by Lin Streeter; The witch doctor of the Tail Men will kill and eat Zambini to have part of his magic power. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Zip Comics (1940) 12
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    • INCOMPLETE. Piece clipped. Interrupts art and story.

    Edited by Harry Shorten. Cover art by Charles Biro. "The Rattler," script by Joe Blair, art by Charles Biro; The Rattler and his gang are digging a tunnel to rob the U.S. Sub Treasury building. "Gorro the Terror" Dicky in the Magic Forest story, script and art by Louis Golden; Dick's father fights Gorro, the Terror, and is nearly killed; Dick must return to the Magic Forest to get coconut milk to cure him. "Deviltry At the Dude Ranch," art by Frank Volp; Guests at a dude ranch are mysteriously killed. "Black Widow," script by Joe Blair, art by Ed Smalle; Two masked men enter the payroll office of the Bradley Shoe Company, and Red Reagan takes up a subscription for a widow, to trap the murderer of her husband. "Enemy Force On Howe Island," script by Joe Blair, art by Ed Smalle; Helen has information that the Germans have managed to get an invasion force based on the Howe Island, and they are going to strike soon, but Intelligence don't believe her. "Invader! Invader!", script by Joe Blair, art by Mort Meskin; The Japanese invader division rolls into the village as Captain Valor and his band gallop out the rear gate. "The Liquid Air Murders," script by Harry Shorten, art by Irv Novick; The judge in the trial of the gangster, Maretti, is turned into a pillar of ice when he is about to pass the sentence. "The Shambo Dance of Death," script by Joe Blair, art by Lin Streeter; One of the plantation workers has been killed, pierced by twenty spears, and ever since then, strange and sinister things have happened to the owner. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Zip Comics (1940) 13
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    • Restored: C1
    • Paper: Off white
    • Restoration includes: tear seal to cover. Staples replaced. (Tape on interior cover.)
    • Label #2016153003

    Edited by Harry Shorten. Cover art by Charles Biro. "The Prison Break Racket," script by Joe Blair, art by Charles Biro; Steel "kidnaps" Dora to get to jail and find out who is behind the many jailbreaks. "To Slay a Giant," script and art by Louis Golden; Dick and his father are going back to the Magic Forest to rescue friends from the giant and bring them back safely to Panora. "The Mobsters and the Cowboys," art by Frank Volp; City gangsters against riders of the range. "Death In the Wilkins Hotel," script by Joe Blair, art by Sam Cooper; The description of the suspect of the murder case at Hotel Wilkins sounds like the brother of Miss Lorentz. "Captured By Ware," script by Joe Blair, art by Ed Smalle; The Eagles are picked up by a German U-boat, but they manage to take over the sub. "Desert Ambush," script by Joe Blair, art by Mort Meskin; Tania, Ronnie and Dallas are taken prisoner by the Japanese and are to be shot. "The Protective Insurance Murders," script by Harry Shorten, art by Carl Hubbell; Two people are killed for not paying their life insurance policy to an extortion ring. "The Karlsgood Caverns Mystery," script by Joe Blair, art by Lin Streeter; Zambini is looking for a man down in the famous Karlsgood Caverns. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Zip Comics (1940) 14
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #2030549008
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    • Includes unattached reproduction cover.

    Edited by Harry Shorten. Cover art by Charles Biro. "Ling Yung, Crime-Master of Chinatown," script by Joe Blair, art by Charles Biro; The Man of Steel (Steel Sterling), a master of disguise, outfits himself as a derelict of the streets to solve killings and robberies in China Town. "Framed for Murder" Dicky in the Magic Forest story, script by Louis Golden; On his way home, Farenwell buys a bow and arrow from a stranger, and a moment later a girl is killed by an arrow. "Black Bart and the Gambling House Murder," art by Frank Volp; Rancher Wilkins is killed by Black Bart, and only his daughter left to take care of all the cattle; Nevada and Joe ride up to help her against the bandits. "The Druid Curse," script by Joe Blair, art by Sam Cooper; Unless Mister Black returns his rare book of secret ancient rites to the Druid Tribe, he will be killed. "Air Drive on Gibraltar," script by Joe Blair, art by Ed Smalle; The twins are ordered to Gibraltar as there are rumors of a large German air force in Spain, with unknown purpose. "Facing the Firing Squad," script by Joe Blair, art by Mort Meskin; Valor, stranded with Zeke's troup of wrestlers, attempts to catch up with his friends, who are in the hands of the Japanese. "The Counterfeit Money Code," script by Harry Shorten, pencils by Carl Hubbell, inks by Gil Kane; A presumed dead engraver is held prisoner by counterfeiters, and is able to send a Morse code message on one of his engraved bills; Jim Kendall reads it. "Duel of the Magicians," script by Joe Blair, art by Lin Streeter; Mary is kidnapped by Sim Bali Mib, the magician, when performing a disappearing act with her on stage. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Zip Comics (1940) 15

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    Edited by Harry Shorten. Cover art by Charles Biro. "The Puppet Master's Murders," script by Joe Blair, art by Charles Biro; A crazy puppet master murders two men to use in his greatest puppet act ever seen by human eyes. "The Great Magic Contest," script and art by Louis Golden; Dick enters the great magic contest to win the golden crown. "The Oil Derrick Murder" Nevada Jones story, art by Frank Volp; The banker holds Miss Amy's mortgage, so if any oil production was stopped he could take over, and he is deliberately trying to scare her off her ranch. "The Case of the Kill-Crazy Gorilla" starring Red Reagan, script by Joe Blair, art by Sam Cooper; A killer gorilla is on the loose, so everybody is to believe, but it is really a man in disguise. "The Hidden Explosive Formula" War Eagles story, script by Joe Blair, art by Ed Smalle; The twins are sent on a mission to Norway to retrieve a hidden formula for a new condensed explosion; In Norway they meet agent Swen Olsen. "Mystery of the Secluded City," script by Joe Blair, art by Mort Meskin; Far in the interior of China, Captain Valor and his followers are taken to a Chinese lord that can't stand any noise. "The House of the Gilded Lily," script by Harry Shorten, art by Carl Hubbell; A cop is killed in China Town by a dope fiend, and the Scarlet Avenger will get the real killer. "Mayhem in the Marine Auditorium," script by Joe Blair, art by Lin Streeter; Zambini is visiting a famous Marine Auditorium where denizens of the sea are on display. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Zip Comics (1940) 16

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    Edited by Harry Shorten. Cover art by Charles Biro. "The Return of the Puppet Master," script by Joe Blair, art by Charles Biro; The Puppet Master has escaped from prison and sets his plan of living puppets into operation. "The Sack of the Giant" Dicky in the Magic Forest story, script and art by Louis Golden; A giant has entered Panora and collects human beings to eat. "The Bar-X Ranch War" starring Nevada Jones, art by Frank Volp; A crooked rancher is fencing off water in public domain. "The Devil-Devil Doctor" starring Red Reagan, script by Joe Blair, art by Sam Cooper; Old Rixon is murdered in his bed by a hooded figure before he could change his last will. "Swen Olson's Maiden Flight," script by Joe Blair, art by Ed Smalle; Swen Olsen is ready for action as a gunner in R.A.F. "Valor On the Slave Block," script by Joe Blair, art by Mort Meskin; Captain Valor and his friends have taken command of the village of the Chinese lord, but he gets in contact with Mongol horsemen who attack the village to help him; A news photographer is framed for killing a friend. "Scrambling the Gambling Joint," script by Joe Blair, art by Paul Reinman; Zambini visits a crooked gambling house. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Zip Comics (1940) 17

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    Edited by Harry Shorten. Cover art by Charles Biro. "Flood!", script by Joe Blair, art by Irv Novick; Weeks of rainfall swell Mid-Western streams to the bursting point. "Captain Valor Joins the Marines," art by Lin Streeter. "Cow-Critters Ain't Got Wings," art by Frank Volp; Rustlers get the stolen cattle through a waterfall and lowered down from a cave on the other side. "The Corpse That Breathed Death," script by Joe Blair, art by Sam Cooper; A cancerous corpse strikes with its icy breath, freezing the blood of doctors at the hospital. "Sonia the Spy," script by Joe Blair, art by Ed Smalle; The twins escape from Denmark in a German E-boat, but land in England in a dingy. "Captured By a Witch," script and art by Louis Golden; Dicky and Jackie are making a tour upon the witch's flying broom, when the witch catches them and prepares to cook them to eat. "Death of a Clown," script by Harry Shorten, art by Paul Reinman; The circus had something to do with the robberies that are sweeping the country. "The Mt. Rushmore Murder," script by Joe Blair, art by Paul Reinman; story involving the construction of the Mount Rushmore memorial. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Zip Comics (1940) 18
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    • Paper: Slightly britle
    • Cover detached.
    • Label #2030552008
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    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split, cover detached. Tearing and staining throughout interior.

    Edited by Harry Shorten. Cover art by Irv Novick. "Mystery At El Rancho Domo," script by Joe Blair, art by Irv Novick; The cruise ship carrying Doctor Cummings and his daughter is torpedoed by an unidentified submarine. "The Dog and the Dispatch," art by Lin Streeter; Captain Valor is recruiting new Marines. "The Saloon Girl and the Train Robbers," art by Frank Volp; An armored payroll truck is robbed by masked men, and the man behind it is a gambler. "Murder By Telephone," script by Joe Blair, art by Paul Reinman; Reagan is called to the mansion of Tennyson to investigate two murders; Both are killed by electric shock. "The Magic Picture Book," script and art by Louis Golden; Dicky finds a magic picture book in the Magic Forest. "The Revenge of Captain Schlitz," script by Joe Blair, art by Ed Smalle; The German pilot, Captain Schlitz, challenges either of the Devil Twins to single combat at dawn. "Meet Wilbur," script by Harvey Willard, art by Lin Streeter; Wilbur is told by his father to control his temper. "The Murdering Matador," script by Harry Shorten, art by Paul Reinman; Zambini is in Mexico and witnesses a murder in the bull fighting arena. Shield pin-up by Irv Novick. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Zip Comics (1940) 19

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    Edited by Harry Shorten. Cover art by Irv Novick. "The Bullfight Crisis," script by Joe Blair, art by Irv Novick; Germany and the U.S are competing for a commercial airline contract in South America, and the Nazis will get rid of Sterling. "Searchlight Detail," script by Joe Blair, art by Lin Streeter; Captain Valor and his Marines have landing operations on Newfoundland, and use a searchlight to save a Clipper airplane lost in a storm. "The Lost City of the Aztecs," art by Frank Volp; High in the mountains Nevada and Little Joe pursue a desperado, and are all trapped in a cave after a landslide; They emerge in a hidden Aztec city and are take prisoners. "Message On the Register," script by Joe Blair, art by Paul Reinman; Kane tries to frame a safebreak on a former employee. "Captured By the Ogres," art by Larry Golden; Jackie steals the magic broom from Dick and sets off into the Magic Forest to look for magic articles for himself. "Captured By Eric Schlitz," script by Joe Blair, art by Ed Smalle; A German raiding party land on the twin's airfield and intends to take them prisoners, but they are away and the C.O. is taken instead; Later the twins set out to get him back. "A Chance At the Big Leagues," script by Harvey Willard, art by Lin Streeter; Wilbur is training at baseball to be as good as his father once was. "Death of a Diver," script by Harry Shorten, art by Paul Reinman; The Great Jago, magician, is out to complete his revenge on the girl who spurned him. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Zip Comics (1940) 20

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    Edited by Harry Shorten. Cover art by Irv Novick. "The Secret Jungle Airdrome," script by Joe Blair, art by Irv Novick; Steel uncovers a secret Nazi air base in the jungle of Brazil. "The Origin of Black Jack," art by Al Camy; Lucky Lavitto has been going to a favorite fortune teller for years, always hearing that he is still boss of the town; However, on his most recent visit to the seer, he is told that he is to fear "The Black Jack", which will bring about his doom! "How To Build a Motorboat—Maybe," script by Joe Blair, art by Lin Streeter; Wilbur is giving McGeery a dunking in the watering trough for calling him "Wilbur" instead of "Bill." "Greenland Adventure," script by Joe Blair, art by Lin Streeter; A fleet of German transports is landing a division on Greenland, unknown to Captain Valor and his Marines on their side of the island. "The Rodeo Murder Plot," art by Frank Volp; Slade holds the mortgage on Wilson's ranch and is pretty anxious to take over at any cost. "Submarine In Scotland," script by Joe Blair, art by Ed Smalle; A German U-boat has a secret hiding place in a castle by the Scottish coast. "The Maharajah of Madowa," art by Larry Golden; Dicky in the Magic Forest story featuring villains Maharjah of Madowa and Lunar. "War of the Circuses," script by Harry Shorten, art by Bob Montana; Zambini the magician versus Swafford, Socko and their gang. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Zip Comics (1940) 21

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    Edited by Harry Shorten. Cover art by Irv Novick. Untitled Steel Sterling story, script by Joe Blair, art by Irv Novick; The Puppet Master stages an armored car robbery at the Mardi Gras. "The King of Diamonds," art by Al Camy; The King of Diamonds is out to take revenge on his criminal friends who once left him for dead. Untitled Wilbur story, script by Joe Blair, art by Lin Streeter. Untitled Captain Valor story, script by Joe Blair, art by Lin Streeter; German ships are somehow getting munitions from Brazil and the U.S. don't know who's supplying them. Untitled Nevada Jones story; The payroll money going by the stage is not found by the robbers, as it is hidden in the wooden arm of the driver. Untitled War Eagles story, script by Joe Blair, art by Ed Smalle; Tim and Tom's are on their way to bomb objectives deep inside Germany when shot down. Untitled Dicky in the Magic Forest story, art by Larry Golden; A giant has grabbed Dicky and takes him home eat. Untitled Zambini story, script by Harry Shorten, art by Paul Reinman; A chemist is set up to sabotage the Nitropyro munitions plant. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Zip Comics (1940) 22
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    • INCOMPLETE. Last page missing. First two pages and last two present pages split and detached.

    Edited by Harry Shorten. Cover art by Irv Novick. Untitled Steel Sterling story, script by Joe Blair, art by Irv Novick; Steele and his friends are on Hawaii and meet the living dead who walk the sands of Waikiki Beach, controlled by Professor Dazzero. "Cleopatra, Queen of Hearts," art by Al Camy; The reincarnation of Cleopatra appears in New York and rich men dies by her spells. Untitled story, script by Joe Blair, art by Lin Streeter; Wilbur is on the Westfield football team and scores the winning goal. Untitled Captain Valor story, script by Joe Blair, art by Warren King; The Nazis are stirring up the natives on a South American island against the Marines. Untitled story, art by Frank Volp; The Mayor has called on Nevada Jones to deal with the killing outlaw, Pancho Cortez. Untitled story, script by Joe Blair, art by Ed Smalle; The War Eagles have stolen important papers from a Nazi factory and make their getaway in a German Stuka to deliver their goods. Untitled story, art by Lin Streeter; Dicky is chased by Loki, Lord of the Magic Forest, and puts on his magic boxing gloves. Untitled story, script by Harry Shorten, art by Paul Reinman; Zambini is nearly run down by a reckless driver and thinks he needs a good lesson. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Zip Comics (1940) 23

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    Edited by Harry Shorten. Cover art by Irv Novick. "The Kidnapping of Lu-Chek," script by Joe Blair, art by Irv Novick; The father of an old Chinese friend of Steel is kidnapped by the Japanese. "Poker Face," art by Al Camy; Wane sells everything he owns to get away from the avenging Poker Face. "The Hockey Game," script by Joe Blair, art by Lin Streeter; Wilbur skates on a skating rink. "The Peru-Ecuador War," script by Joe Blair, art by Warren King; Captain Valor and some of his Marines are trying to get an important message through the to the Peruvian government. "The Polo War," inks by Frank Volp; Nevada Jones plays polo on horseback. "The Big Berthas," script by Joe Blair, art by Ed Smalle; The Eagles are on a mission to bomb and destroy a Big Bertha gun that shells London. "City of Talking Animals," art by Lin Streeter; Dicky shows his friends his new horse. "The Reform School Racketeers," art by Jim Phillips; Zambini helps a boy from the County Reform School, who has run away because of harsh treatment. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Zip Comics (1940) 24
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    • #23 erroneously handwritten at top of first page.

    Edited by Harry Shorten. Cover art by Irv Novick. "Frozen Death," script by Joe Blair, art by Irv Novick; Steel will try to get some serum through to a colony of white people isolated in a blizzard in Alaska. Untitled story, art by Al Camy; After killing Dr. Winslow, Poker Face disguises himself as the doctor meets Black Jack on the operation table. Untitled Wilbur story, script by Joe Blair, art by Lin Streeter; Snowball fight and New Year's Party. Untitled Captain Valor story, script by Joe Blair, art by Warren King; Man hunt off the coast of Iceland for U-boats. Untitled story; Bill Craven has been dodging Nevada Jones and has come up with an idea to get Nevada. Untitled story, script by Joe Blair, art by Ed Smalle; Nazi troops are searching for Tim and Tom, and they and their friends escape in a balloon. Untitled Dicky In the Magic Forest story, art by Lin Streeter; The Painted Minotaur wants human sacrifice. Untitled story, script by Harry Stein, art by Jim Phillips; Zambini is a lone passenger on a cargo liner with a brutal captain. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    Zip Comics (1940) 25

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    Edited by Harry Shorten. Cover art by Irv Novick. Untitled Steel Sterling story, script by Robert Kanigher, art by Irv Novick; Clancy buys an old vase that transports him and his friends back to ancient Greece. Untitled story, art by Al Camy; A nurse is accused of murdering Mrs. Carter for the two thousand dollars left in her will, but Black Jack proves he innocent; Later the same nurse is framed for another murder. Untitled story, script by Joe Blair, art by Lin Streeter; Wilbur starts at a new job as his father thinks he needs a sense of responsibility. Untitled Captain Valor story, script by Joe Blair, art by Warren King; The Germans know every move the supply ships make, and the leak is a woman in the refugee camp. Untitled Nevada Jones story, art by Jim Phillips; After Bull Craven's capture, Nevada Jones' name is cleared and he can take off his mask for good. Untitled War Eagles story, script by Joe Blair, art by Ed Smalle; The three escapees crash-land in their observation balloon among Australian soldiers in Crete. Untitled story, art by Lin Streeter; Dicky fights the fire-breathing Medusa monster, but must get help from the old seer in the Magic Forest. Untitled story, script by Harry Stein, art by Jim Phillips; After his wife trips on the worn stairs and crashes through a rotten, neglected bannister and falls to her death, her husband intends to kill the proprietor responsible. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Zip Comics (1940) 26
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    • One small piece missing from last page, slightly interrupts art and story. Another small piece also detached from last page, but still present. Centerfold detached.

    Edited by Harry Shorten. Cover art by Irv Novick. "Remember Pearl Harbor," script by Joe Blair, art by Irv Novick; Steel is sent out by the U.S. Consul to evacuate American civilians from Japan and occupied territories just before the attack on Pearl Harbor. "Black Jack Vs. Deuces Wilde," art by Al Camy; When the Mayor dies, the new one is the crooked Kent, who is cooperating with the big shot gambler, Deuces Wilde. Untitled Wilbur story, script by Joe Blair, art by Lin Streeter; Mr. Wilkin is desperately trying to reduce by training. Untitled Captain Valor story, script by Ed Bresnick, art by Warren King; The attack on Pearl Harbor. Untitled Stories of the Black Witch tale, art by Jim Phillips; A cat and a dead woman are hidden inside a wall. Untitled story, script by Joe Blair, art by Ed Smalle; The War Eagles and Helen are pursued very closely by the Germans in the Western Desert, and hide under the Sphinx. Untitled Dicky in the Magic Forest story, art by Lin Streeter; Dicky has gone to the peak of a very treacherous mountain, where he can obtain a Medusa egg to kill the Medusa monster. Untitled story, script by Harry Shorten, art by Jim Phillips; Gossip is a double-edged weapon, and Zambini has come to warn Mr. Warren before it's too late. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Zip Comics (1940) 27

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    Edited by Harry Shorten. Cover art by Irv Novick. "The Black Dragon of Death!", art by John Cassone; A dead man found in a burned car, identified by John Raymond as the missing General Mason, has been murdered by The Black Dragon; Raymond changes into the Web to track down the villain, but in the process inadvertently leaves clues that Rose Wayne has found, through which she discovers that John Raymond is the Web. "The Stars Drip Blood," art by Al Camy; The Black Seven is born as seventh son of a seventh son, and that is a bad sign; He becomes a symbol for fiendish cunning and murder; When he is out to steal secret documents from the Turkish ambassador, he meets up with Black Jack. "The Swastika of Death," script by Joe Blair, art by Irv Novick; The Germans are after a Polish immigrant, but the attempt fails when Steel interferes; On his back is written the secret whereabouts of the gold of the Polish government in exile. "A-Hunting We Will Go," script by Joe Blair, art by Lin Streeter; Wilbur and his dad are on a hunting trip with Mr. Phillips. "Vengeance from the Grave" Stories of the Black Witch tale, art by Jim Phillips; The pirate captain was a practical man, wise in the ways of sailing ships, but he knew nothing about ghosts or the curses from a murdered lighthouse keeper. "Wings of Doom," script by Joe Blair, art by Ed Smalle; The Eagles are on their way to New York on an American Clipper when attacked by a German plane. "The Fiddle and the Prize-Fighter," art by Jim Phillips; Zambini helps a chagrined mother, whose violinist son has turned to prize fighting. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    Zip Comics (1940) 28

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    Edited by Harry Shorten. Cover art by Bob Montana. "Dragons of Doom," script by Joe Blair, art by Irv Novick; Baron Gestapo is loose again and his dread hand is reaching across the vast Pacific, hovering over America's greatest General like a talon of death; But zipping to the rescue, in a desperate race against time, Steel Sterling, Man of Steel, takes on the crafty villain. "Coming of the Web"; The Web is born! How did this unique, awe-inspiring force for justice come into being?; Why did he adopt the guise of a web?; The answers are told in a story that reaches a crashing crescendo of thrills and excitement. "Death Trumps the Black Seven," art by Warren King; A fortune teller warns Black Seven that his luck will finally end, and when a robbery goes bad, he flees from Black Jack; He runs into a "Chamber of Horrors" at a local carnival and manages to get the upper hand over the hero and ties him up to a guillotine. "Fourth of July Blues," script by Joe Blair, art by Lin Streeter; Wilbur and Jimmy get Marmaduke to make them fireworks for the 4th of July but have to hide them in an un-used cannon when Wilbur's dad walks by. "The Grave Gives Up Its Dead," art by Warren King; A shriveled hand brings bad luck to whoever possesses it. "John V. Newkirk - Scarsdale Jack," art by Paul Reinman; Scarsdale Jack fights with the Flying Tigers to keep the Pacific safe. "All Out For Freedom," script by Gerald Kean, art by Paul Reinman; Zambini relates he story of an ancient magician Zog and another ancient sea captain named Rex (from the days of ancient Rome and Greece) to another old sea captain named Rex who was thinking of committing suicide as opposed to being a burden on his wife and daughter. A Portrait Picture of Gen. Douglas MacArthur ad. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Zip Comics (1940) 29

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    Edited by Harry Shorten. Cover art by Bob Montana. "The Web and the Madman of the Crooked Cross"; The Army has arranged for Raymond to take a job teaching in Pastor Michel's School in occupied France; This is before the U.S.A. got into the war. "The Laughing Death," script by Joe Blair, art by Irv Novick; A U.S destroyer picks up a lone survivor with an important portfolio that must not fall in the hands of Der Hyena. "The House of Cards," art by Red Holmdale; A worker at a playing card company discovers that they make deadly incendiary to be shipped out of the country, enroute to burst into flame. Untitled Wilbur story, script by Joe Blair, art by Bob Montana; Mr. Wilkin is playing golf. "Tame the King Gorilla," art by Warren King; Otto will capture a gorilla and train it to make plenty of money. His friend tries to persuade him to abandon his project. "The Epic of the U.S. Cruiser Marblehead," art by Sam Cooper; An American cruiser in fight with Japanese war ships. Untitled story, script by Harry Shorten; A business man who can't afford to lose an important contract, refuses to help the Army with experimental tanks; The Army officers then get help from Zambini. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Zip Comics (1940) 30

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    Edited by Harry Shorten. Cover art by Bob Montana. "Your Own Web of Doom"; Winkler's poison gas formula is stolen and sent to Germany, but it is the imperfect version. Untitled story, script by Joe Blair, art by Irv Novick; The Vagabond, a master of disguise and daring, is the leader of the Valiants, his fellow Czechoslovakian freedom-fighters battling against the Nazis, as well as a pen pal to Steel Sterling; When Steel hears reports that the Vagabond has turned traitor, he investigates and finds that the hero has been imprisoned and replaced by an imposter. "Who Killed Casino?", art by Warren King; Black Jack must discover the identity of the person who killed the club owner, Casino. Untitled story, script by Harry Shorten, art by Bob Montana and Harry Lucey; Wilbur tries out his new inventions at home. "Pilot Zoom O'Day," art by Red Holmdale; Zoom gets into a boxing fight with Liverlips, and later meets him as a stowaway in the PBM patrol bomber. "General Draja Mihailovich," art by Paul Reinman; Leader of the conquered Yugoslavs. "People America Can do Without No.1 The Case of Mr. Hooker," script by Harry Shorten, art by Paul Reinman; Mr. Hooker has a hobby railroad and the U.S. could use it as valuable scrap metal. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
    Zip Comics (1940) 31

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    Edited by Harry Shorten. Cover art by Irv Novick. "The Merchant of Hate"; This is the tale of a town somewhere in Europe, Lidice, and its destruction by the Nazis. "The Creeper," script by Joe Blair, art by Irv Novick; Steel in his struggle against the arch saboteur, the Creeper, who starts as a green costumed attraction at the circus. "The Clubfoot," art by Red Holmdale; The Clubfoot has come to America to kidnap the exiled King of Ptomania and take him to Germany, but Black Jack gets in his way. "The Football Season," art by Bob Montana; The football season and all the students are out for the team with that good old Westfield spirit. "Some Killers Work Slowly" text story by Scott Feldman. "The General's Radio," art by Joe Kubert; Zoom and Liverlips are on a strafing mission on Euphrates River and are shot down, but escape and blow up a river dam. "Major Devereux, Warrior of Wake Island," art by Paul Reinman; The battle of Wake Island in the Pacific, December 1941. "Case No. 2 of People America Can Do Without," art by Paul Reinman; On needlessly use of cars when sailors die to bring gasoline. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #32
    Zip Comics (1940) 32

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    Edited by Harry Shorten. Cover art by Bob Montana. Untitled Web story, art by Sam Burlockoff; A German U-boat lands at the peaceful isle of Agoona to provision, and meets Father John. "Suicide...Or Murder?" text story, art by Scott Feldman. "The Werewolf of France," script by Joe Blair, art by Irv Novick; A fake werewolf prey on the French people to get skin and bones to use in the surgery on wounded German soldiers. "The Stars Shine Down--On Crime!" text story. Untitled Black Jack story, script by Scott Feldman; A rug merchant collecing war funds for China is murdered and twenty thousand dollars stolen; Only a playing card signed FanTan is left. World Wonders non-ficton page, art by Dale Goss; lungfish article. Untitled story, art by Bob Montana; Wilbur and the gang go "skinny" dipping; Many panels of characters sans clothing. Untitled story; After a forced landing with some medical supplies for Russia, Zoom disguises himself as Adolf Hitler to get another plane and deliver the load. "Maria Baida" Zip's Hall of Fame story; Maria gets the Order of Lenin for bravery fighting the German invaders. "Meet the Editor Harry Shorten" article by Scott Feldman; full page bio of editor Harry Shorten with drawn "headshot." "The Case of Silas Uriah," script by Harry Shorten, art by Mike Roy; Uriah has raised the rents of defence workers, and profits while the country fights a grim battle to the death. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    Zip Comics (1940) 33

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    Edited by Harry Shorten. Cover pencils by Harry Shorten. "Curse of the Orient," art by Irv Novick; Story involving a pair of eyeglasses called the Curse of the Orient, which can reveal the true inner thoughts of the person looked at. "Drums of Madness," art by Sam Burlockoff; A diplomat hears drums inside his head, and it drives him almost insane; Web finds out he has a miniature receiver operated into his teeth. "The Professor Dies" text story by Scott Feldman. "The Full House," art by Sam Cooper; With the ever-increasing U-boat menace at work day and night along the shores, America's life lines of supply are threatened with extinction; Black Jack finds one of the spies and informers in a casino. "Commando Training," art by Red Holmdale; Wilbur is practicing to become a commando. "The Nazi Cobra Reinhardt Heydrich"; Life history of one of the world's most vicious monsters. "Michael O'Conner," art by Johnson; The story of an Irish cab driver from Brooklyn who drove supply trucks in Burma. "Rumor Mongers," art by Paul Reinman; All they did was spread a little rumor that was big enough to cause the sinking of a ship. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #34
    Zip Comics (1940) 34

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    Edited by Harry Shorten. "The Disappearing Diamonds," art by Irv Novick; Diamonds used in the cutting of precision instruments have been stolen from one of the airplane factories, and Looney is set on the job to deliver the next transfer. "The Vikings," art by Sam Burlockoff; Germans disguised as vikngs plans to blow up an American base in Alaska. "Murder!" text story starring Web by Flynn Livingston. Untitled Black Jack story, art by Sam Cooper; The KBC radio station used their power facilities to send secret messages to Japanese submarines lying off the coast. "The Costume Ball"; Wilbur and friends are going to a masquerade, and sis' silk stockings are missing. "Black Binder" Black Witch story, art by Joe Kubert; A slave trader captain is saved by his slave after a shipwreck and taken to his village and beheaded. "The Old Soldier"; In Serbia, an old woman of 72 years has shown the world that one is never too old to fight. "Trojan Rock" one-page World Wonders story by Mary Goss. "Enemies Within" starring Zambini; The country is badly in need of rubber, but Throckmorton is wasting tires and buying them from black market operators. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
    Zip Comics (1940) 35

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    Cover art by Bob Montana. "Lisbon," art by Irv Novick; A Secret Service agent in Portugal is arrested on evidence unearthed by German agents, and Looney is sent to obtain this "evidence" before the trial. With the help of Steel. "The Web and the Book," art by Irv Novick; A book collector is murdered for an old book, and the trail leads to an ex-convict, and then to the warden himself. "The Paralyzed Thumb" text story starring the Web by Flynn Livingston. "Dame of Fate," art by Sam Cooper; Black Jack is taken back in time to the French Revolution and the Guillotine. "Mother-in-Law" starring Wilbur Wilkin; Robert's mother-in-law is coming for a visit. "Introducing Ginger," art by Harry Sahle; First appearance of Ginger, who is practicing cheering for this afternoon's big game. "Semyon Timoshenko"; The story of a Russian Marshal fighting the German army. "The Tale of Hugh Sinclair," art by Sam Cooper; A tale of Hugh Sinclair, one of those despicable men America can do without, and to whom profit means more than help winning the war. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    Zip Comics (1940) 36
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    • INCOMPLETE. 14th and 15th wrap missing. Interrupts art and story.

    Cover art by Red Holmdale. "The Lost Boy Scout," art by Irv Novick; A Chinese boy is picked up by Police Officer Clancey and he is carrying a vital link necessary for a secret invention worked on by his uncle; Japanese agents are out to get it. "Introducing Senor Banana," art by Harry Sahle; In a small village in a South American country, there lives a small man, who loves bananas. "Flight to the East" text story starring Steel Sterling by Grant Bosworth. "Cooking School," art by Harry Sahle; The class has cooking lessons. "Man-Eating Lion," script and art by Joe Edwards; A man-eating lion has escaped from the zoo. "Introducing the Applejack Family," art by Harry Sahle; Introducing the Applejacks; The boys are trying out their applejack on Corn-Licker, the mule. "Woody the Woodpecker"; Woody has a new invention, an airplane. "The School Play"; Wilbur is directing the school play rehearsal. "High Jumping Champ" World Wonders non-fiction page by Mary Goss. "The Web and the Dream," art by Sam Cooper; Pierrepont dreams he has killed a man, and next day he can read about it in the paper. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    Zip Comics (1940) 37

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    Cover art by Charles Biro. "Mirror of Death," art by Irv Novick; Professor Stiles has been murdered, but only his skull and bones remain; He had found an ancient Inca mirror that turned people into skeletons. "The Measles Are Coming!", art by Harry Sahle; The Applejack boys decide to build an airplane to escape from the Measle Twins. "Here's an Apple, Jack" text story starring The Applejacks by Seersucker J. Akit. "F-R-O-G Spells Trouble" text story starring Ginger by Viv Janicet. "Welcome to Hilldale," art by Harry Sahle; As reporter from Hilldale Press, Ginger tries to get a statement from the visiting explorer. "Genie," art by Joseph Edwards; Chimpy finds his new friend, Genie, in a bottle. Jest Jokes cartoon page by Harry Sahle. "The Return Home," script and art by Harry Sahle; Banana and Stencho find a gold treasure. Jest Jokes cartoon page, art by Mike Roy. "The Enemy Is Coming" starring Woody the Woodpecker; Adolf the Cat is spreading fear in the forest. "The Old Timer's Story" starring Wilbur; After listening to an old timer's story, the boys decide to go prospecting for gold. World Wonders non-fiction page by Mary Goss; About ammonia, elephants, frogs and armor piercing shells. "Horror Hotel," art by Clem Weisbecker; What was the secret of that mysterious hotel from where the professor called the Web for help, as he fears someone will kill him. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #38
    Zip Comics (1940) 38

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    Cover art by Harry Sahle. "The Little Men Who Weren't There," art by Irv Novick; Invisible fairies, the Yehudis, are giving information to the Nazis. "Marry the Measles Twins," art by Harry Sahle; The Applejack boys are being led to the altar by Maw Measles to marry the Measles Twins, but are saved by Harry Sahle, the artist. "Last Laugh" text story; A smart crook meets his better in a Mac's Diner deal. "Andy Clive and His Jive Five," art by Harry Sahle; Ginger invites Andy Clive and his Jive Five to play at the Freshman Prom. "The Screwball of Malta" starring George Frederick Beurling (RCAF pilot); Teen-age pilot hero of the battle of Malta. World Wonders non-fiction page by Mary Goss; First military airplanes and Thanksgiving turkeys. "The Land of the Missing Link" starring Senor Banana, script by Ed Goggin, pencils by Harry Sahle, inks by Terry Szenics; "Dreaming" starring Wilbur Wilkin; A large firework to the boys who sell the most War Stamps by the 4th of July. Jest Jokes cartoon page by Harry Sahle. "The Men Who Went Nowhere"; FBI agents are killed by Nazies and The Web captured. 60 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #39
    Zip Comics (1940) 39

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    Cover art by Ed Robbins. "Murder Out of This World," art by Irv Novick; Sergeant McGinty meets a mystic to have him call up the spirit of Looney. "Doom," script by Ed Goggin, pencils by Harry Sahle, inks by Terry Szenics; An old hag predicts the Applejack boys will meet their doom before the day is done; It is the annual Marrying Day. World Wonders non-fiction page by Mary Goss; Two headed turtle and frog cry. Untitled Senor Banana story, script by Ed Goggin, pencils by Harry Sahle, inks by Terry Szenics; Senor Odora plans to get rid of Banana by getting him into the bullfight. "You Can't Get Rich Jerking Sodas" text story by Zenith Gray. "Who Is the Red Rube?", art by Ed Robbins; Rueben flees from the orphanage and hides in an old castle where he gets his powers from the spirits of his dead ancestors. "Genie with the Blues," script and art by Joseph Edwards; Chimpy is trying his best to get Genie out of his blues. "On Vacation," pencils by Harry Sahle, inks by Virginia Drury (as Ginger); Ginger and Dotty are on vacation at aunt Matilda's. "Uncle Monte," script by Ed Goggin, art by Clem Weisbecker; Uncle Monte is visiting the Wilkes family, and he is not as rich as everybody think. 60 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #40
    Zip Comics (1940) 40

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    Cover art by Harry Sahle. "Land of the Amazons," art by Irv Novick; Steel is on a mission to rescue Looney and finds him a prisoner of the Amazons. Untitled Red Rube story, art by Ed Robbins; Rielly hires young kids to steal from the supermarket. "The Coffee Bean Thieves," script by Ed Goggin, pencils by Harry Sahle, inks by Terry Szenics; Banana and Stencho capture a band of coffee bean thieves and get a reward. "The Mournful State-P.U. Game," script by Ed Goggin, pencils by Harry Sahle, inks by Terry Szenics; Strongarm has a week to make a football team out of the Applejack boys and their friends. "How Far Is Up?" text story; Uncle Ephraim has found a downed Nazi airplane and wants to keep it for himself. "Welcome To Hades," script and art by Joe Edwards; Chimpy and Genie are visiting Hades. "The Perfume Perilous," script and art by Claire Moe; Ginger is experimenting with chemicals. "I Like To Riff," script by Ed Goggin, art by Clem Weisbecker; Wilbur and his parents are invited for dinner with the Snoddgrasses. 60 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #41
    Zip Comics (1940) 41

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    Cover art by Harry Sahle. "The Gruesome Twosome," art by Irv Novick; Steel buys two small jinxed goblin figurines that brings him trouble and bad luck. "The Zoot Suits," script by Ed Goggin, pencils by Harry Sahle, inks by Terry Szenics; Banana and Stencho have received reward money and spend it on clothes and women. "The Password," script by Ed Goggin, pencils by Harry Sahle, inks by Terry Szenics; The revenue men only get gas to drink. "Honor Among Thieves" text story by George Wellington. "Three Rounds With Gorilla Gus," art by Ed Robbins (as Robin); Red Rube signs up for a boxing match against Gorilla Gus to earn 500 dollars to help a lady and her blind son to an operation. "Seven Weeks of Hard Luck," script and art by Joe Edwards; Bigge Jinx has got an order from Pluto in Hades to deliver seven weeks of hard luck to Chimp for breaking his crystal ball. "A Day In the Country," script by Ed Goggin, art by Claire Moe; Piddle, Grump and the students are taking a day off in the country, without Ginger. "Vines Camp," script by Ed Goggin, art by Lin Streeter; School activities at Vines Camp with Wilbur as Councilor. 60 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #42
    Zip Comics (1940) 42
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Minor side edge cracks
    • Label #1102739008

    Cover art by Harry Sahle. "The Space That Wasn't There," art by Clem Weisbecker; Professor Hector has invented a powerful ray gun that makes things change size. "The Secret Rubber Formula," script by Ed Goggin, art by Harry Sahle; Banana and Stencho are tricked into buying a bottle of liquid that turns leaves into rubber. "Wild Mountain Bill," pencils by Harry Sahle, inks by Virginia Drury (as Ginger); To earn 50 dollars the Applejack boys have to collect it from Wild Mountain Bill, who owes it to their pappy. "Genies Don't Kill" text story by Maurice Howard. "The Haunted House," script by Ed Goggin, art by Claire Moe; Ginger and Dotty have to go into the old haunted house to prove they don't believe in ghosts. "The Needle In the Haystack," art by Bill Vigoda; Dr. Hunter has a fortune hidden in a needle and a gang is out to steal it. "The Witch Sisters," script and art by Joe Edwards; The two Twitchy Witches fight over Genie. "The Experiment," art by Betty Hershey; Wilbur has become an air-raid warden. 60 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #43
    Zip Comics (1940) 43
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    Cover art by Harry Sahle. "Living Shadows," art by Clem Weisbecker; The professor has invented a projector that makes shadows come to life. Untitled story, script by Ed Goggin, pencils by Harry Sahle, inks by Virginia Drury (as Ginger); Senor Banana falls asleep after reading about a book about Grass as Superfood, and dreams he has become super strong. The Black Hood comic book ad. Untitled Slap Happy Applejacks story, script by Ed Goggin, art by Harry Sahle; The Applejack boys and Wild Mountain Bill travel to New York, but only have Confederate money to spend. "Revenge" text story by Tommy Tomkins. Untitled story, script by Ed Goggin, art by Claire Moe; Ginger and Dotty are driving out to a poultry farm to get eggs for Miss Eclaire. "Don't Blab," art by Bill Vigoda; Red Rube discovers a Nazi spy radio transmitter station. Zipsy Doodles activity page by Ed Goggin. Untitled story, script and art by Joe Edwards; Chimpy and Genie go over to the Comic Book factory to get a new idea for their artist, Joe Edwards. Untitled story, art by Bill Vigoda; Linda is allergic to orchid scent and Wilbur has accidentally dropped an orchid into the punch bowl. 60 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #44
    Zip Comics (1940) 44

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    Edited by Harry Shorten. Cover by Harry Sahle. Stories by Otto Binder, Clem Weisbecker, Ed Goggin, Harry Sahle, Terry Szenics, Ed Goggin, James Harrison, Bill Vigoda, and Joe Edwards. Super-hero, adventure, and humor tales starring such characters as Steel Sterling, Slappy and Happy Applejack, Senor Banana, Red Rube, Chimpy, and Wilbur. 60 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #45
    Zip Comics (1940) 45

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    Cover art by Harry Sahle. "Zombies," pencils by Clem Weisbecker, inks by Pen Shumaker; Steel Sterling has to solve the riddle of why policeman Clancy walks in his sleep and appears to be dead. "Ye Golden Beauty Shoppe," script by Ed Goggin and Harry Sahle, pencils by Harry Sahle, inks by Terry Szenics; Banana and Stencho open a beauty shop. Untitled The Slap Happy Applejacks story, script by Ed Goggin and Harry Sahle, pencils by Harry Sahle, inks by Terry Szenics; The Applejack boys are hired to find a missing husband. "Sweet Dreams of Death" text story by Pen Shumaker. Untitled story, script by Ed Goggin, art by Virginia Drury (as Ginger); Tommy gets jealous of Ginger's new dancing teacher. Untitled Red Rube story, art by Bob Vigoda; Reuben Reuben, a young orphan, finds the castle of his ancestors and discovers that the castle is full of the ghosts of those ancestors; The ghosts are all named "Reuben Reuben," and they grant him special powers, which he uses to fight crime. "So Save Your Scrap to Scrap the Japs!" public service announcement starring Red Rube. Untitled Chimpy story, script and art by Joe Edwards; Genie dreams he is eaten by pigs. Untitled story, script by Ed Goggin, art by Bob Vigoda; Wilbur is gone fishing. 60 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #46
    Zip Comics (1940) 46

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    Cover art by Harry Sahle. "The Wand of Weirdness," script by Otto Binder, art by Irv Novick; Apollo and Muley break into a museum and are confronted by a guard, so Apollo grabbed a scepter out of a case to use as a club; It was the "Wand of Weirdness", supposedly belonging to Merlin the Magician which had a curse that said anyone using the wand for evil purposes would have it visit back upon them. "Stencho's Woman Problems" starring Senor Banana, script by Ed Goggin, art by Harry Sahle; Stencho's wife wants to find out if he still loves her. A red wig and a new dress will do the trick. "County Fair," pencils by Harry Sahle, inks by Terry Szenics; The Applejack boys are on a gas balloon trip and land near the house of a screwy professor, who turns them into monkeys. "Frank Swinatra," script by Ed Goggin, art by Virginia Drury (as Ginger); Ginger meets Frank Sinatra. "The Fourth Dimensional Dr. Karvalla" starring Red Rube, art by Bill Vigoda; The wicked scientist, Dr. Karvalla, invented a formula that enabled him to travel in the fourth dimension. "The Future and the Past" text story by Harry Rose; A corpse is found on a beach on Tahiti. "Introducing the Flying Dragons," script and art by Bill Vigoda; The American Volunteer Group in China is disbanded and some join the Army Air Corps. 60 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #47
    Zip Comics (1940) 47
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    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($3.39) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split. Back cover missing, front cover detached.

    Cover art by Harry Sahle. "The Strange Case of the Timid Corpse," pencils by Clem Weisbecker, inks by Pen Shumaker; McGinty takes a injured lady to the hospital and is standing guard to watch her big diamond, the Koh-Noor, worth 50.000 dollars; It disappears, sewn into another patient by the crooked surgeon. Untitled story, script by Ed Goggin, art by Virginia Drury (as Ginger); Ginger is reading in her diary about her first date with Tommy. "Red Rube and El Tornado," art by Bill Vigoda; The ambassador in Mexico and his whole staff comes down with the measles, and Red Rube is sent down to smooth things over. "The Case of the Talking Dog," pencils by Irv Novick (?), inks by Pen Shumaker; A ventriloquist has killed a man for cheating him for years. "Red Rube and the Martians," art by Bill Vigoda; America is invaded by Martians, which turns out to be a Nazi trick to lower the fighting spirit. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.