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Comic books August 1939

  • Issue #15
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 15
    Published Aug 1939 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($22.47) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Coverless. INCOMPLETE. 1st wrap missing, affects story.
    • Label #1495411002

    Fred Guardineer cover and art. Joe Shuster, Bob Kane, Bernard Baily and Sheldon Moldoff art. Superman cover; ad for Detective Comics; Clip Carson story; Interior back cover full page ad for 1939 New York World's Fair Comics. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Aug 1939
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular) Pulp Aug 1939
    • 3" Cumulative spine split.
    • 3" cumulative spine split. Missing back cover.
  • Vol. 9 #2
    Air Stories (UK Series 1935-1940 Newnes) Pulp Vol. 9 #2
    • 1" Cumulative spine split.

    UK Edition. August 1939. Stories include "This Man Means Money" by Wilfrid Tremellen, "Terror by Night" by Will F. Jenkins, "Final Test" by Buckley Roberts, "The Sacred Pigeon" by J. Railton Holden, "Revenge of a Ripon" by Lt.-Cdr. M. O. W. Miller, and "Shadow of a Hero" by G. M. Bowman. 96 Pages, Text Only

  • Issue #5
    All American Comics (1939) 5
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($2.55) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    Cover art by Walter Galli. Banko Tonight starring Red, White and Blue, script by Jerry Siegel, art by William Smith. Mutt and Jeff strips by Al Smith (as Bud Fisher). Believe It or Not by Robert L. Ripley. It Works! starring Ben Webster, script by Jay Jerome Williams [as Edwin Alger], art by Calvin Fader. Untitled Skippy story, script and art by Percy Crosby. Untitled Toonerville Folks story, script and art by Fontaine Fox. Untitled Hop Harrigan story, script by Jon L Blummer, art by Jon L Blummer [as Jon Elby]; Hop discovers that Jerry is a girl (now spelled Gerry). Mystery Men of Mars Part 5--Adventures in the Unknown, script by Carl H Claudy, art by Stan Aschmeier; The boys escape back to the ship with the help of Elmer the robot, but the Professor is left behind. Untitled Scribbly story, script and art by Sheldon Mayer. The American Way Part 1, script by John Wentworth, art by Walter Galli. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Aug 5 1939
    Argosy Part 4: Argosy Weekly (1929-1943 William T. Dewart) Aug 5 1939
    • 1" spine split from top.
    • 1" Spine split from bottom.
  • Aug 12 1939
    Argosy Part 4: Argosy Weekly (1929-1943 William T. Dewart) Aug 12 1939
    • 3/4" Spine split from top.
  • Aug 19 1939
    Argosy Part 4: Argosy Weekly (1929-1943 William T. Dewart) Aug 19 1939
  • Aug 26 1939
    Argosy Part 4: Argosy Weekly (1929-1943 William T. Dewart) Aug 26 1939
    • 1.5" Cumulative spine split.
  • Issue #17
    Comics on Parade (1938) 17
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($0.90) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Front cover missing.

    Tarzan cover. Interior comic strips include Abbie an' Slats, The Captain and the Kids, Tarzan, Li'l Abner, Billy Make Believe, Broncho Bill, Looy Dot Dope, Dynamite Dunn, Nancy, Cynical Susie, Alice in Wonderland, Grin and Bear It, Little Mary Mixup, Ella Cinders, Danny Dingle, and The Boomers. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 21 #1
    Dime Mystery Magazine (1932-1950 Dime Mystery Book Magazine - Popular) Pulp Vol. 21 #1
    • 1 1/2" cumulative spine split.
  • Issue #30
    Dynamic Detective (1937) True Crime Magazine 30
  • Issue #61
    Famous Funnies (1934) 61
    • Chew to spine of cover.

    Victor E. Pazmiño cover. Jack Kirby promotional pin-up for "Lightnin' and the Lone Rider"; reprints begin in Famous Funnies (1934) #62. Contains comic strip reprints, activity pages, and a text story. In order of appearance: "Napoleon" by Clifford McBride; "Goofie Gags" by Victor E. Pazmiño; "Butty and Fatty" by M. E. Brady; "Roy Powers, Eagle Scout" by Paul Powell; "Buck Rogers" by Philip Francis Nowlan and Rick Yager (as Dick Calkins); "Nipper" by Clare Victor Dwiggins; "Skyroads" by Dick Calkins and Russell Keaton; "Hairbreadth Harry" and "High-Gear Homer" by F. O. Alexander; "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; "The Gay Thirties" by Hank Barrow; "Spunky Dory" by M. E. Brady; and "Star Flashes" by Charles Bruno. "Valley of Doom" text story by Robert M. Hyatt. Activity pages by A. W. Nugent. 68 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #193908
    Front Page Detective (1936-1995) 193908
    • Water damage.
  • Vol. 16 #2
    G-Men Detective (1935-1953 Standard Magazines) Pulp Vol. 16 #2
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split. Front cover missing, back cover attached.
  • Aug 14 1939
    Life (1936) Aug 14 1939
    Life (1936) Aug 14 1939
    Published Aug 1939 by Clair Maxwell.
    • 4" spine split, rusty staples and centerfold detached at two of three staples.

    August 14, 1939. Classic weekly news/photo magazine. In this issue: Sandy Henville; Army photographic essay; national swimming meet (including Esther Williams); hay fever season; Oregon history murals; war in the Alps; Italy's German minority; and more. 10.5-in. x 13.75-in.; partial color; 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Magic Comics (1939) 1
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Spine of cover completely split & re-attached with tape. Cover detached.
    • Label #0334525004
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($146.85) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Very small amount of dried glue on spine of cover.
    • Label #2052282001

    Cover by Joe Musial. Edited by Margery McKay (sometimes credited as G. Whiz). Stories and art by Lee Falk, Phil Davis, Feg Murray, Clayton Knight, H. H. Knerr, Edwina Dumm, Sheldon Stark, Neil O'Keefe, Robert Storm, Austin Briggs, Thornton W. Burgess, Carl Anderson, Chic Young, Bob Dunn, Frank Miller, Joe Musial, Billy DeBeck, Jimmy Thompson, Fanny Y. Cory, McKay and E.C. Segar. Lee Falk's adventurer Mandrake the Magician gets top billing in this anthology series featuring reprints of King Features Syndicate comic strips. Mandrake investigates when strange beings emerge from a spherical object and claim to be from Mars. Mandrake the Magician; News in Sports; Jan and Aloysius; Seein' Stars; The Romance of Flying; Bunky; Tippie and Cap Stubbs; Inspector Wade; Secret Agent X-9; Little Nature Stories; Henry; Little Acorns; Popeye; Barney Baxter; Blondie; Indian Lore; Roger; Stamp Corner; Little Miss Muffet; Dinglehoofer. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Mickey Mouse Magazine Vol. 4 (1938) 11
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($4.20) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
      Other items consigned by Bud Plant
    • INCOMPLETE. Coupon cut, affects one panel of art/story. 3" cumulative spine split/chew.
  • Issue #5
    Movie Comics (1939 National) 5
    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #1303993006
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($10.68) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: White
    • Scarce per Overstreet.
    • Label #0167264015

    Photo cover of Louis XIV (Philippe of Gascony, Louis Hayward) and Maria Theresa (Joan Bennett). "The Man in the Iron Mask"; Despotic King Louis XIV discovers he has a twin brother who has grown up under the tutelage of his foster father, the patriotic musketeer D'Artagnan; airbrushed and inked over movie photo stills; Based on the 1939 movie. "The Girl and the Gambler"; Learning of a certain cantina dancer, the notorious outlaw El Rayo bets he can bring her voluntarily back that night; Arriving he learns she loves the craps table operator Johnny Powell; airbrushed and inked over movie photo stills; Based on the 1939 movie. "The Family Next Door"; A plumber (a Rodney Dangerfield type) has misadventures with his family; airbrushed and inked over movie photo stills; Based on the 1939 movie. "5 Came Back"; Twelve people are aboard Coast Air Line's flagship the Silver Queen en route to South America when the airplane encounters a storm and is blown off course; airbrushed and inked over movie photo stills; Based on the 1939 movie. "The House of Fear!"; A detective goes undercover as a producer to investigate an actor's murder, which occurred during the performance of a play; airbrushed and inked over movie photo stills; Based on the 1939 movie. "Wolf Call"; Playboy Michael "Mike" Vance, Jr.is night-clubbing in New York City with Natalie; They join a scavenger hunt and break-in a pet shop to get something they require for the treasure-hunt prize; While there, Mike frees Smokey, a police dog, and Smokey follows him home; airbrushed and inked over movie photo stills; Based on the 1939 movie. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #208
    Reader's Digest (1922 Reader's Digest) 208

    Reader's Digest Vol. 35 Issue # 208 (1939) is published by The Reader's Digest Association. Articles from Harper's, Atlantic, Collier's, Scientific American, Life, the Christian Science Monitor, the Washington Post, and more. Topics include the American Destiny (by Walter Lippmann), third presidential terms. men's clothing, fingerprinting, plastic surgery, and more. 136 pages, all text (no illustrations), 5.5-in x 7.5.

  • Aug 1939
    Street and Smith's Unknown (1939-1941 Street & Smith) Pulp Aug 1939
    • Tape on interior and exterior of cover. Featuring "The Ghoul" bu L. Ron Hubbard
  • Issue #40
    Tip Top Comics (1936) 40
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
  • Issue #4
    Wonderworld Comics (1939) 4
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($9.00) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Brittle
    • INCOMPLETE. 29th page missing, affects story. All 3 edges trimmed. Removed from bound volume. Spine completely split. Cover and all pages detached.
    • Label #438BD0-011
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($5.37) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing. 6" cumulative spine split on first wrap.

    Cover art by Lou Fine. The Dreaded Doxol starring Flame, script by Will Eisner, art by Lou Fine [as Basil Berold]. The Judge's Wife and the Smugglers starring Yarko, script by Will Eisner. Shorty Shortcake story, script and art by S. M. Iger [as Jerry Williams]. The Case of English Eddie starring Patty O'Day, script and art by Adolphe Barreaux. The Council of Vampires starring Dr. Fung and Luigi Bishop, script and art by Bob Powell [as Arthur Dean]. Buddy Learns About the Pirates' Weapons text story, script by S. M. Iger, art by Lou Fine. Ambushing the Smoky Hill Stage starring Tex Maxon and Rat-Eye, art by Munson Paddock [as Cecilia Munson]. In Modern Times starring Don Quixote. The Battleship Disasters--K-51 Spies At War starring Senor Anza, script and art by Will Eisner [as Willis B. Rensie]. Mob-Buster Robinson story. Doom In the Gold Mine starring Spark Stevens, art by Klaus Nordling. Mystery Men Comics #1 promo, art by Lou Fine. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.