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4Most Vol. 2 (1943) Four Most comic books 1938-1955

  • Issue #1
    4Most Vol. 2 (1943) Four Most 1

    Cover by John Jordan. Stories and art by Ray Gill, Justin Dewey Triem, Roy Garn, Al Fagaly, Bart Tumey (credited as Ed Ryan), Harold DeLay, and John Jordan. Sometimes listed as 4Most #5. Four different stories featuring clean-cut teen heroes of the 1940s from Novelty Press. During war games, Dick Cole and his fellow cadets find an ancient war club with a story relating to the American Revolution. Danl Flannel enters a catfishin' contest to win a coonskin cap and a kiss from Flordadora, but the competition doesn't fish fair. Edison Bell goes ice-boating. Edison Bell shows young readers how to make an ice-boat out of an ironing board. Also featuring a patriotic message from the Editors on the inside front cover, discussing war bonds, Junior Air Wardens, and other aspects of WWII life for American kids. Dick Cole: The Spirit of 76!; Danl Flannel: Catfish Catchin Contest; Keep Em Rolling; Edison Bell: No Noose is Good Noose!; Edison Bells Ironing Board Ice-Boat; The Cadet-Kit Carter: An Officer and a Gentleman. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    4Most Vol. 2 (1943) Four Most 2

    Cover by Al Plastino. Stories and art by Ray Gill, Al Fagaly, Bart Tumey (credited as Ed Ryan), Harold DeLay, and John Jordan. Sometimes listed as 4Most #6. Four different stories featuring clean-cut teen heroes of the 1940s from Novelty Press. Cadet Dick Cole and his team encounter enemy agents during an exhibition game in Central America. Li'l Abner-like Danl Flannel and Beulah Belle find themselves in Morbid Marsh, where dinosaurs still survive. Edison Bell goes on a hiking trip, but escaped convicts are hiding out along the route. Edison Bell shows young readers how to make a Native American headdress. Dick Cole; Danl Flannel: Morbid Marsh; Good As Gold; Edison Bell; You Can Make This American Indian Head-Dress; The Cadet. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    4Most Vol. 2 (1943) Four Most 3
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Minor side edge cracks
    • Label #0218642004

    Cover by Al Plastino. Stories and art by Ray Gill, Bobbie Ross, Al Fagaly, Bart Tumey (credited as Ed Ryan), Harold DeLay, and John Jordan. Sometimes listed as 4Most #7. Four different stories featuring clean-cut teen heroes of the 1940s from Novelty Press. A new program is introduced to the Farr Academy under the guise of military training, but to Dick Cole and his pals it sounds more like Nazi brainwashing. Li'l Abner-like Danl Flannel decides he wants to move to the city and become a gentleman. Edison Bell organizes a junior volunteer league to help around town with the war effort, but bullies want to interfere. Edison Bell shows young readers how to make helpful household gadgets for the war effort. Dick Cole; Danl Flannel: Gen'l'man Dan'l; Patriotism Begins at Home!; A Dog Enlists; Edison Bell; The Cadet. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    4Most Vol. 2 (1943) Four Most 4

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    Cover by Al Plastino. Stories and art by Ray Gill, Kermit Jaediker, Jim Wilcox, Harold DeLay, and John Jordan. Sometimes listed as 4Most #8. Four different stories featuring clean-cut teen heroes of the 1940s from Novelty Press. On a picnic, Dick Cole and his pal overhear cattle rustlers plotting against a nearby ranch. Li'l Abner-like Danl Flannel becomes a strongman in a traveling medicine show, unaware it's partnered with outlaws. Edison Bell overhears what he thinks is a plot for his own kidnapping. Also, "Edison Bell's Gift to Plane Spotters" tells young readers how to create silhouettes of enemy aircraft to identify them during potential air raids - a snapshot of its era. Similarly, the cover features caricatures of Hitler, Hirohito, and Mussolini being used as target practice, a representative patriotic cover for the era. Dick Cole; Danl Flannel; Rejected; Edison Bell: The Kidnapping of Edison Bell; Spotto; The Cadet. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.