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Comic books April 1939

  • Issue #25
    Ace Comics (1937) 25
    • INCOMPLETE. Multiple pieces clipped. Interrupts art and story.

    Cover by Joe Musial. Edited by Ruth Plumly Thompson (sometimes credited as Ace). Stories and art by Robert L. Ripley, Feg Murray, Clarence D. Russell, H. H. Knerr, Jimmy Hatlo, Doc Winner, Jack Sords, Russ Westover, A. D. Carter, Lyman Young, Chic Young, Rutherford G. Montgomery, Jack King, Joe Musial, Billy DeBeck, Lee Falk, Ray Moore, Paul Robinson, Gene Ahern, George Herriman, Don Moore and Alex Raymond. Pioneering comics publisher David McKay presents an anthology series featuring reprints of King Features Syndicate comic strips. Includes Alex Raymond's Jungle Jim and George Herriman's beloved Krazy Kat. The conclusion of the Phantom's first encounter with the all-female air pirates called the Sky Band; Jungle Jim throws down against Ibor in the middle of the siege on the lamasery. The Phantom; Ripley's Believe It Or Not; Jungle Jim; Seein' Stars; Pete the Tramp; Katzenjammer Kids; They'll Do It Every Time; Elmer; Sports in Pictures; Tillie the Toiler; Nicodemus O'Malley & His Whale, Palsy-Walsy; Just Kids; Tim Tyler's Luck; Blondie; Timberline Tales; The Stamp Spotlight; Curley Harper at Lakespur; Teddy and Sitting Bull; Barney Google; Etta Kett; Krazy Kat; Room and Board; Doc Winner's Daffy Doodles. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    All American Comics (1939) 1
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($74.85) will be charged at checkout.
    • Conserved
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Conservation includes: spine splits sealed to cover, cover reinforced.
    • Label #1262372001

    Cover art by Sheldon Mayer. Canal Zone Intrigue, art by William Smith; Three old pals in the military service from Oakville reunite, they believe, to save Doris West, not realizing that she is a G-2 agent for the United States Secret Service, who is on the trail of a ring buying U.S. military secrets. Mutt and Jeff strips by Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]. Reg'lar Fellers strips by Gene Byrnes. Hop Leaves the Farm, script and art by Jon L. Blummer [as Jon Elby]; Having lost his father's farm, Hop jumps into a Flying Jenny and lands at an air field, meeting two people destined to be life-long friends. Untitled Scribbly story, script and art by Sheldon Mayer. The Mystery Men of Mars: Part 1--Adventures in the Unknown, script by Carl H. Claudy, art by Stan Aschmeier. House ad for the 1st issue of Movie Comics, complete with cover which has an illustration from the film starring Jackie Cooper, "Scouts to the Rescue." 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Apr 8 1939
    Argosy Part 4: Argosy Weekly (1929-1943 William T. Dewart) Apr 8 1939
    • 1" Spine split from top.
  • Apr 15 1939
    Argosy Part 4: Argosy Weekly (1929-1943 William T. Dewart) Apr 15 1939
    • 1/2" Spine split from bottom.

    April 15, 1939. Cover by G. J. Rozen. Stories include "Rider of the Rifle Rock" (part 1) by Bennett Foster, "All Good Embezzlers" by Donald Barr Chidsey, "Just a Dreamer" by Creighton Peet, "The Wind Won't Tell" by Maurice Beam, "Sand in the Snow" (part 3) by Norbert Davis, "A Sword for Leif the Kucky" by Philip Ketchum, "A Pretty Country" by Robert E. Pinkerton, "Down at Sea--No Position" by Richard Sale, "Seven Out of Time" (conclusion) by Arthur Leo Zagat, and "Men of Daring" by Stookie Allen. 7-in. x 10-in.; black and white; 128 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Apr 29 1939
    Argosy Part 4: Argosy Weekly (1929-1943 William T. Dewart) Apr 29 1939
    • 1.25" Cumulative spine split.
    • 2" cumulative spine split, cover oxidation.
  • Issue #10
    Crackajack Funnies (1938-1942 Western) 10
    • INCOMPLETE. Piece missing, affects art and story.

    68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 3 #6
    Crime Busters (1937-1939 Street & Smith) Pulp Vol. 3 #6
    • 1" spine split from top.
  • Issue #57
    Famous Funnies (1934) 57
    • 3 1/2" Spine split from bottom. Cover detached. Staple rust. Water damage.

    Victor E. Pazmiño cover. Contains comic strip reprints, activity pages, and a text story. In order of appearance: "Napoleon" by Clifford McBride; "Goofie Gags" by Victor E. Pazmiño; "The Gay Thirties" by Hank Barrow; "Roy Powers, Eagle Scout" by Paul Powell; "Nipper" and "Footprints on the Sands of Time" by Clare Victor Dwiggins; "Skyroads" by Dick Calkins and Russell Keaton; "Hairbreadth Harry" and "High-Gear Homer" by F. O. Alexander; "Buck Rogers" by Philip Francis Nowlan and Rick Yager (as Dick Calkins); "Life's Like That" by Fred Neher; "War on Crime" by Rex Collier and Hammon; "Jitter" by Arthur B. Poinier; "Big Chief Wahoo" by Allen Saunders and Elmer Woggon; "Dickie Dare" by Milton Caniff; "Adventures of Patsy" by Mel Graff; "High Lights of History" by J. Carroll Mansfield; "The Frog Pond Ferry" by M. E. Brady; "Oaky Doaks" by Ralph Briggs Fuller; "Seaweed Sam" by Victor E. Pazmiño; "Olly of the Movies" by Julian Ollendorff; "Scorchy Smith" by Noel Sickles; "Somebody's Stenog" and "The Back-Seat Driver" by A. E. Hayward; "Above the Crowd" by Benjamin D. Allen (as Stookie Allen); "Mescal Ike" by S. L. Huntley and Art Huhta; "There's A Town" by M. E. Brady; "Babe Bunting" by Roy L. Williams; "Punky" by Fred Balk; "Connie" and "The Wet Blanket" by Frank Godwin; "Queenie" by S. M. Iger (as Bob Bliss); "Homer Hoopee" by Fred Locher; and "Butty and Fatty" by M. E. Brady. "The Magic River" text story by Robert M. Hyatt. Activity pages by A. W. Nugent. 68 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Feature Funnies (1937) 19
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($0.81) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    Cover by Lank Leonard. Stories and art by Will Eisner, Rube Goldberg, Art Pinajian, Frank Frollo, Ed Wheelan, Lank Leonard, Mo Leff (credited as Ham Fisher), John Hix, Russell E. Ross, J. H. Striebel, George Brenner, Bernard Baily, Bob Zuppke, R. W. Depew, Monte Barrett, J.P. McEvoy, Charles Driscoll, H.J. Tuthill, John J. Welch, George Marcoux, Ed Reed, Bill Sakren, and Vernon Henkel. An early comics anthology published by Harry Chesler, featuring reprints of newspaper comic strips. Will Eisner's spy hero Black X must prevent enemy agents from taking over the Panama Canal. Captain Cook of Scotland Yard is summoned back to London to join the hunt for the Candy Killer. In a charming early Eisner strip, King Archie O'Toole is bitten by a jitterbug and can't stop swing-dancing, until they find Count Hackula and dispatch him with a record-needle. Plus the early strip Lala Palooza by Rube Goldberg. Joe Palooka; They're Still Talking; Captain Cook of Scotland Yard; Jane Arden; Mickey Finn; Off the Record; Gallant Knight; Lala Palooza; Strange As It Seems; Espionage Starring Black X; The Clock Strikes; Slim and Tubby; Richard Manners; Reynolds of the Mounted; Mortimer Mum; Toddy; Pirates Ahoy; Ned Brant; Big Top; Dixie Dugan; Bungle Family; Lena Pry; Clip Chance at Cliffside; The Outcast. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 15 #1
    G-Men Detective (1935-1953 Standard Magazines) Pulp Vol. 15 #1
    • 3" Cumulative spine split.
  • Apr 3 1939
    Life (1883-2000 Clair Maxwell) Apr 3 1939

    April 3, 1939. Classic weekly news/photo magazine. In this issue: dolls; stained glass; Lindbergh; sandhogs photographic essay; white races of Europe; "Wuthering Heights" movie; and more. 10.5-in. x 13.75-in.; partial color; 80 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 20 #4
    Model Airplane News (1929 Air Age Media) Vol. 20 #4

    Volume 20, Issue 4 - April, 1939. Articles, schematics and photos on the latest available flying models. 8.5" x 11.5", 64 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.20.

  • Vol. 21 #4
    Open Road (1919-1954 Open Road Publishing) Vol. 21 #4
    • 2.5" Spine split from bottom.
  • Vol. 5 #8
    Pic Magazine (1937-1961 Street & Smith) Vol. 5 #8

    Volume 5, Issue 8 - April, 1939. Vintage photo magazine featuring Reader submitted photographs, and pictorials. This issue features articles and pictorials on Rita Hayworth, The Two Tom Thumbs, and Boxer "Two Ton" Tony Galento on the lead up to his encounter with Champion Joe Louis. 10-in. x 13 1/2-in., 52 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #204
    Reader's Digest (1922 Reader's Digest) 204

    Reader's Digest Vol. 34 Issue # 204 (1939) is published by The Reader's Digest Association. Articles from Harper's, the N.Y. Times Magazine, the New Yorker, Fortune, Collier's, and more. Topics include Chiang Kai-shek, the American Red Cross, the Kennedy family (with mentions of 21-year-old John, 13-year-old Robert, and 6-year-old Teddy), Jews, spring festivals, and more. 136 pages, all text (no illustrations), 5.5-in x 7.5.

  • Vol. 1 #2
    Strange Stories (1939-1941 Better Publications) Pulp Vol. 1 #2
    • 1 1/2" cumulative spine split.
  • Issue #4
    True Mystic Science (1938-1939) Magazine 4
    • Staple rust.

    Volume 1, Issue 4 - April, 1939. Human interest tabloid magazine with a focus on the mystic sciences such as; Crystal Gazing, Astrological Character Analysis, Palmistry, Numerology, as well as lots of stories involving true psychic experiences. 8.5" x 11.5", 82 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 40 #3
    True Story Magazine (1919-1992 MacFadden Publications) Vol. 40 #3
    • 2 1/4" Cumulative spine split (chew).

    April 1939. True stories with a romantic theme illustrated with period photographs. Also includes jokes, articles and advice. 8 1/2-in. x 11 1/2-in., 160 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.15.