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  • Issue #1
    4Most Vol. 8 (1949) Four Most 1

    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Robert Sale (credited as Bob Q. Siege), Art Helfant, Nina Albright, Milt Hammer, Harry Lazarus, and Ray Gill. Sometimes listed as 4Most #32. Adventures of clean-cut teen heroes of the 1940s. Edison Bell and Jerry use a dogsled to deliver flu vaccine to isolated Alaskan towns, just like the Serum Run of 1925. The con man Dr. Chimp tries to swindle the school for losing his rare fish collection, but Candid Charlie's photos reveal the truth. Kit Carter and Dan go looking for a meteorite and run into trouble from hoods Pigs Nuckles, Sour Krout and Stiletto Stab, in a strip by early female comics artist Nina Albright. The Cadet; Edison Bell; Snowshoes; Harness; Heathcliff the Hobo; Toni Gayle; Two-Ton O'Toole; The Message; Candid Charlie; Lem the Grem; 4Most Fun. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    4Most Vol. 8 (1949) Four Most 2

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by L. B. Cole, Nina Albright, Milt Hammer, Harry Lazarus, and Ray Gill. Sometimes listed as 4Most #33. Adventures of clean-cut teen heroes of the 1940s. During a modeling job in the Hawaiian islands, Toni Gayle is stalked by a killer, but he doesn't suspect she's tangled with crooks before. Edison Bell and Jerry discover contraband weapons while combing the beach for driftwood. Kit Carter discovers his hockey equipment has been sabotaged before a big game, and his best buddy Dan is suspected as the culprit, in a strip with art by early female comics artist Nina Albright. Good-girl damsel in distress cover by L. B. Cole features Toni Gayle menaced by a sinister surfer. Toni Gayle: Murder By Midnight; The Cadet; The Same Language; Edison Bell; Bike Garage; Dear Sally. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    4Most Vol. 8 (1949) Four Most 3

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Nina Albright and L. B. Cole. Sometimes listed as 4Most #34. Adventures of clean-cut teen heroes of the 1940s. Kit Carter, The Cadet, and his pal Dan must defend themselves and their classmates from two tigers while armed only with spears. Lem the Grem uses gremlin magic to help a man whose "shopping service" is 50 years too early to be successful, and somehow ends up chasing gangsters down Main St. on an elephant. Toni Gayle's reporter boyfriend stands her up for a date because he's tracking the dangerous X Gang, so Toni gets angry and decides to track them down herself, only to find Ty strapped into a guillotine. Gorgeous tiger-attack cover by L. B. Cole. Toni Gayle; The Cadet; Avalanche; Lem the Grem. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    4Most Vol. 8 (1949) Four Most 4

    Cover by Joe Certa. Stories and art by Nina Albright, Art Helfant, Harry Lazarus, Milt Hammer, and L. B. Cole. Sometimes listed as 4Most #35. Adventures of clean-cut teen heroes of the 1940s. Kit Carter and Dan attempt to navigate rapids on a rescue mission in the Canadian Rockies. Edison Bell and Jerry go hiking to a remote mountain lodge in winter, but bullies Brock and Stinky are already there and refuse to let them in. Toni Gayle, wearing a yellow fez, tries to find out who murdered a flagpole sitter, in one of the most fad-related murder mysteries ever. A note from the Editors explains the Novelty Press production method in detail, from story idea to finished comic. Toni Gayle: The Flagpole-Sitter Murder; The Cadet; Heathcliff the Hobo; Prize-Winning Sucker; Edison Bell; Tent; 4Most Fun; Boitram the Boiglar. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    4Most Vol. 8 (1949) Four Most 5

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Nina Albright and L. B. Cole. Sometimes listed as 4Most #36. Adventures of clean-cut teen heroes of the 1940s. Kit and Dan are trapped underground after a geology lesson goes tragically wrong. Lem the Grem decides to take a beach vacation, but can't help using gremlin magic to help his fellow beachgoers, whether they like it or not. Model-turned-detective Toni Gayle tries to solve a murder in the frozen North. Another terrific cover by L. B. Cole. Toni Gayle: The Eskimo Murder; The Cadet; Log Thief's Brand; Lem the Grem. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    4Most Vol. 8 (1949) Four Most 37

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    Cover by Henry Kiefer. Stories and art by Ray Gill and Harold de Lay. After almost 40 issues, 4most switches its issue numbering from individual volumes, as L.B. Cole's Star Publications takes over the title. Western hero the White Rider and his horse Cloud, the Superhorse, track the daring bank robber Tito Romero. A reprint of the first Fearless Fellers adventure, introducing the kid gang, including a rare (for the era) non-stereotypical African-American character. Pitcher Walter Johnson held a career record in strikeouts that lasted more than 50 years. White Rider; Edison Bell; The Secret Wreck; Walter Johnson's Speed Was So Great...; Fearless Fellers; The Cadet: Crime Invades the Cornfield. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #38
    4Most Vol. 8 (1949) Four Most 38

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Mickey Spillane, Ray Gill and Harold de Lay. Adventures of clean-cut teen heroes of the 1940s. Western hero the White Rider and his horse Cloud, the Superhorse, investigate the murder of Old Diamond Hank, the last survivor of a ghost town. Olympic swimmer Johnny Weissmuller establishes an astonishing record as an athlete, but for most people, he was the movie actor best identified with Tarzan. A 2-page (prose) story by future hardboiled detective author Mickey Spillane. White Rider; Edison Bell; Tarzan Johnny Weissmuller; A Case of Poison Ivy; Jim Braddock; The Cadet: Visitor's Day At Daunton. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #39
    4Most Vol. 8 (1949) Four Most 39

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by George Kapitan, John Jordan, Ken Fitch, Ray Gill and Harold de Lay. Adventures of clean-cut teen heroes of the 1940s. While trying to figure out how a magician does his tricks, Edison Bell and Jerry stumble on his secret criminal career. Kit Carter, The Cadet, and his buddy Dan have a strange adventure at a cabin in the woods. Endicott Chub Peabody becomes an early college football star before a famously short stint in politics. White Rider; Edison Bell; Finger Marks; The Future Champion; Endicott Chub Peabody, All-American; The Cadet. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #40
    4Most Vol. 8 (1949) Four Most 40

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Mickey Spillane and Harold de Lay. Adventures of clean-cut teen heroes of the 1940s. Edison Bell and Jerry use a code on a bookshelf to catch a fugitive bank robber, in the final adventure of the boy inventor. Kit and Dan and the other cadets join forces with local farmboys to try to save the dam from washing out and flooding the valley, in the final Cadet adventure. A 2-page (prose) story by future hardboiled detective author Mickey Spillane. White Rider and Superhorse; Edison Bell; Creature of the Deep; Major Alford J. Williams; The Cadet. Final issue under this title; series continues as Thrilling Crime Cases (1950) #41. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.