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Comic books February 1940

  • Issue #21
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 21
    Published Feb 1940 by DC.
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    • Title piece of front cover ONLY.

    Cover art by Joe Shuster and Paul Cassidy. Superman story, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Joe Shuster. Pep Morgan story, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Fred Guardineer (as Gene Baxter). Chuck Dawson story, art by Homer Fleming. Clip Carson story, art by Sheldon Moldoff. Tex Thomson story, art by Bernard Baily. Three Aces story, art by Bert Christman (as Christopher). The Deaths on the Moor starring Zatara Master Magician, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Fred Guardineer. 68 Pages, Full Color. 2 ads for More Fun #52 (1st Spectre). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    All American Comics (1939) 11
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    • INCOMPLETE: Missing back cover and one interior page. First wrap is split and loose with the cover staple to the first page, centerfold detached.
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    • REMAINDERED COPY.

    Cover art by Jon L Blummer. The Murder of Senator Carter starring Red, White and Blue, script by Jerry Siegel, art by William Smith. Untitled Hop Harrigan story, script and art by Jon L Blummer. Mutt and Jeff strips by Al Smith (as Bud Fisher). Believe It or Not by Robert L. Ripley. A Thousand Years a Minute- Part 5--Adventures in the Unknown, script by Carl H Claudy, art by Stan Aschmeier; Alan and Ted are captured by cavemen. Untitled Scribbly story, script and art by Sheldon Mayer; Scribbly asks Ma Hunkel to visit his Mom while he's away on vacation and she brings the whole Hunkel clan along with her. Vindication starring Ben Webster, script and art by Edwin Alger. Untitled Gary Concord, the Ultra Man story, script and art by Jon L Blummer. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 14 #2
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 14 #2
    • Water damage.

    February 1940. Cover by C.L. Hartman. Stories by Eando Binder, Robert Moore Williams, Harl Vincent, David Wright O'Brien, Richard O. Lewis, and Nelson S. Bond. Illustrations by Julian S. Krupa, Robert Fuqua, Rod Ruth, and Joe Sewell. 7" x 10"; black and white with color cover; 144 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.20.

  • Feb 17 1940
    Argosy Part 4: Argosy Weekly (1929-1943 William T. Dewart) Feb 17 1940
  • Vol. 1 #1
    Astonishing Stories (1940-1943 Fictioneers) Pulp Vol. 1 #1
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    • 1/2" Spine split from top.
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    Feb 1940. 1st issue. Cover by Binder. Science fiction stories by John Russell Fearn (as 'Polton Cross'), Isaac Asimov "Half-breed", Henry Kuttner (as 'Paul Edmonds'), Frederic Arnold Kummer Jr., Manly Wade Wellman (as 'Gabriel Barclay'), Milton A. Rothman (as 'Lee Gregor'), and Martin Vaeth. Illustrations by Eron, Dan, and Lasker. 6.75-in. x 9.5-in.; black and white; 112 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #1
    Battle Birds (1940-1944 Fictioneers, Inc.) Pulp 2nd Series Vol. 1 #1

    Fromerly Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds (1934-1935 Fictioneers, Inc.) Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1055
    Billiken (Spanish Series 1919) 1055
    • 1 1/4" Spine split from bottom. Cover detached at one staple. Staple rust. Water damage.

    Weekly children's magazine (the oldest Spanish language magazine for young people) featuring comics, stories, activities, and educational articles. Año 21 - Num. 1055 includes Superman (El Superhombre), Laurel and Hardy, Figures of History, and other comic strips. Printed in Argentina. 9" x 11.75", 38 pages, FC.

  • Issue #1056
    Billiken (Spanish Series 1919) 1056

    Weekly children's magazine (the oldest Spanish language magazine for young people) featuring comics, stories, activities, and educational articles. Año 21 - Num. 1056 includes Superman (El Superhombre), Laurel and Hardy, Figures of History, and other comic strips. Printed in Argentina. 9" x 11.75", 38 pages, FC.

  • Issue #1057
    Billiken (Spanish Series 1919) 1057

    Weekly children's magazine (the oldest Spanish language magazine for young people) featuring comics, stories, activities, and educational articles. Año 21 - Num. 1057 includes Superman (El Superhombre), Laurel and Hardy, Figures of History, and other comic strips. Printed in Argentina. 9" x 11.75", 38 pages, FC.

  • Issue #1058
    Billiken (Spanish Series 1919) 1058
    • Spine sewn, staples missing. 2" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached.

    Weekly children's magazine (the oldest Spanish language magazine for young people) featuring comics, stories, activities, and educational articles. Año 21 - Num. 1058 includes Superman (El Superhombre), Laurel and Hardy, Figures of History and other comic strips. Printed in Argentina. 9" x 11.75", 38 pages, FC.

  • Feb 1940
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp Feb 1940
    • 4" Cumulative spine split.
    • 2" cumulative spine split. Spine reinforced with tape.
  • Issue #36
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 36
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Piece re-attached to front cover with tape. Tape on interior cover.
    • Label #2104264010

    Cover art by Bob Kane. Batman story, script by Bill Finger, art by Bob Kane. Spy story, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Maurice Kashuba. Claim of Satan starring Buck Marshall, Range Detective, art by Homer Fleming. Steve Malone, District Attorney story, art by Don Lynch. The Spider starring Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Fred Guardineer. Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise story, art by Sven Elven. A Climax in Opera text story, script by Richard Martin, art by Bernard Baily. Bruce Nelson story, script and art by Tom Hickey. Slam Bradley story, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Mart Bailey. 64 pgs. $0.10. Origin and 1st appearance of Dr. Hugo Strange. 1st finned gloves worn by Batman. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    Dynamic Detective (1937) True Crime Magazine 36
    • Water damage. Chew.
  • Issue #67
    Famous Funnies (1934) 67
    • Cover detached and anchored with glue. Staple rust.

    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; "Buck Rogers" by Philip Francis Nowlan and Rick Yager (as Dick Calkins); "High Lights of History" by J. Carroll Mansfield; "Skyroads" by Dick Calkins and Russell Keaton; "Hairbreadth Harry" and "High-Gear Homer" by F. O. Alexander; "Jitter" by Arthur B. Poinier; "Sergeant Stoney Craig" by Frank Rentfrow and Don Dickson; "Big Chief Wahoo" by Allen Saunders and Elmer Woggon; "Dickie Dare" by Milton Caniff; "Adventures of Patsy" by Mel Graff; "Daredevils of Destiny" by Frank Rentfrow and Don Dickson; "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; "Lightnin' and the Lone Rider" by Jack Kirby (as Lance Kirby) and Frank Robbins; "Above the Crowd" by Benjamin D. Allen (as Stookie Allen); "Babe Bunting" by Roy L. Williams; "Mescal Ike" by S. L. Huntley and Art Huhta; "Connie" and "The Wet Blanket" by Frank Godwin; "Life's Like That" by Fred Neher; "Queenie" by S. M. Iger (as Bob Bliss); "Homer Hoopee" by Fred Locher; and "Spunky Dory" by M. E. Brady. "Lights in the Night" text story by H. F. L. Campbell. Activity pages by A. W. Nugent. 68 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Feb 1940
    Fantastic Adventures (1939-1953 Ziff-Davis Publishing) Pulp Feb 1940
    • .5" Spine split from top. Cream pages.

    Volume 2, Issue 2 - February 1940. Pulp magazine featuring "New York Fights the Termanites" by Bertrand L. Shurtleff, "The Prince of Mars: Part 1 of 2" by Phil Nowlan, "Lancelot Biggs Cooks a Pirate" by Nelson S. Bond, "Thunor Flees the Devils" by Russell Storm "Mystery of the White Raider" by Thornton Ayre, and "Let War Gods Clash!" by Don Wilcox. Cover painting by Robert Fuqua. 8-1/2 in. x 11-3/8 in.; black and white; 96 newsprint pages; mostly text with a few illustrations. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #3
    Fantastic Comics (1939 Fox Features Syndicate) 3
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    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing, panel torn from first page, affects art and story. First wrap detached.

    Cover art by Lou Fine. The Giant Mystery Plane starring Samson, art by Alex Blum. The Power of the Slave-Giant's Goddess starring Flick Falcon, art by Don Rico. The Golden Chalice starring Golden Knight, art by Grieg Chapian. The Spy's Paintings of Peril starring Yank Wilson, script and art by Jack Farr. The Leopard Women of Venus, script and art by Fletcher Hanks [as Hank Christy]; Diverted from their mission to Mars, Space Smith and Dianna are captured by the robot scientists of Venus who wish to turn Dianna into one of their Leopard Women. The Demon's Endeavor starring Stardust, script and art by Fletcher Hanks. The Treasure of Coralla starring Sub Saunders, art by Henry Kiefer [as Karl Kief]. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 18 #2
    G-Men Detective (1935-1953 Standard Magazines) Pulp Vol. 18 #2
    • 1 1/2" Cumulative spine split.
  • Vol. 17 #9
    Liberty (1924-1950 Macfadden) Vol. 17 #9
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
    • From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.
  • Feb 12 1940
    Life (1936) Feb 12 1940
    Life (1936) Feb 12 1940
    Published Feb 1940 by Clair Maxwell.
    • Rust migration.

    Febreuary 12, 1940. Classic weekly news/photo magazine. In this issue: orchid valentines; Spain after the war; Justice Frankfurter; bobsledding; Yale School of the Fine Arts; and more. 10.5-in. x 13.75-in.; partial color; 96 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Feb 26 1940
    Life (1936) Feb 26 1940
    Life (1936) Feb 26 1940
    Published Feb 1940 by Clair Maxwell.
    • Rusty staples and centerfold detached.

    February 26, 1940. Classic weekly news/photo magazine. In this issue: car-hops; the Thirties photographic essay; Gargantua; Koussevitzky conducts; and more. 10.5-in. x 13.75-in.; partial color; 96 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 21 #6
    Master Detective (1929) True Crime Magazine Vol. 21 #6
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    • 1.5" cumulative spine split.

    Volume 21, Issue 6 - February 1940. Cover by Alexander Redmon. True crime articles, stories and photos. 8 1/2-in. x 11 1/4-in., 80 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #1
    Miracle Comics (1940) 1
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    • INCOMPLETE. First two wraps missing. Interrupts art and story.

    Cover by Ed Kressy. Stories and art by Emile C. Schurmacher, Ed Kressy, Norman Fallon and Jack Alderman. The very first comic book from publisher Hillman, featuring Sky Wizard, Dash Dixon and other embryonic superheroes. Sky Wizard, the world's greatest inventor, creates an enormous flying island, but when his pilot Captain Dare is kidnapped by the Tibetan supervillain the Unholy One, he uses his inventions to gain superhuman strength and set out in pursuit. Experimental "perpetual life rays" give Dash Dixon superpowers, which he uses to fight crime. Steve Oakes becomes the Masked Angel to catch the gangsters who killed his father, and winds up hunted by crooks and cops alike. Sky Wizard; K-7; Dusty Doyle; Dash Dixon: The Triangle Murders; Scorpion; Blanda; Masked Angel; Pinkie Parker: Kid Sherlock. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Mystery Men Comics (1939) 7
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    • Paper: Brittle
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • Coverless. INCOMPLETE. 1st wrap missing, affects story. 2nd and 3rd wraps split and detached. Small piece of debris trapped inside front of slab.
    • Label #1488612001

    Cover by Charles Nicholas. Stories by Dick Briefer, Fred Schwab, and Bob Powell. Art by Charles Nicholas, George Tuska, Dick Briefer, Walter Frame, Fred Schwab, Munson Paddock, Klaus Nordling, John Lindermayer, and Bob Powell. An anthology of Golden Age adventure comics from Fox Feature, including the original Blue Beetle. A kidnapped politician signals Rex Dexter for help by turning the Q in his signature into a frowny face, in another wacky story by Dick Briefer; Criminals masquerade as the Blue Beetle to frame the hero for their crimes; The Green Mask faces off against the Crime Syndicate. The Blue Beetle Impostors; An Episode with the Devil; The Fiend Called Franto; The Crime Syndicate; Wanted, But Not Immediately; Buzzards Scream as Death Carves a Feast; Swallowed by the Earth; The Fish Pirates; Prisoner of Maharajah Rampur; The Train-Ticket Theft The Moravian Master Spy; The Bad Luck Diamond; Melosh the Soothsayer. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Science Comics (1940 Fox) 1
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • INCOMPLETE. 3/4 of front cover missing. Chipping to upper back side corner bracket.
    • Label #2022559005

    Cover by Lou Fine. Stories by Rodney Weems and Bert Whitman. Art by Emil Gershwin, Robert Webb, George Tuska, and Bert Whitman. An anthology of Golden Age adventure comics featuring sci-fi heroes and some of the very first superheroes. Scientist Bill Powers discovers anti-gravitation fluid that gives his specially designed wings the power of flight, and becomes The Eagle; Jim Andrews, aka Electro, uses his new electrical super-powers to seek the kidnapped daughter of the President; Cosmic Carson battles the Fang Men of Jupiter. Other heroes making their debut in this issue include Perisphere Payne, Marga the Panther Woman, and Navy Jones, plus the first super-villain named Dr. Doom. Classic damsel in distress cover by Lou Fine. Origin of the Eagle; The Origin of Electro; The Fang Men of Jupiter; Perisphere Payne: The Space Slavers; Origin of Marga, the Panther Woman; Death On the Air Waves; Dr. Doom: The Shrinking Serum; Origin of Navy Jones. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Feb 15 1940
    Shadow (1931-1949 Street & Smith) Pulp Feb 15 1940
    • 2" Cumulative spine split. Cover oxidation.
  • Vol. 1 #1
    Sinister Stories (1940 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 1 #1
    • 3/4" Cumulative spine split.

    February, 1940. Volume 1, Issue 1. Contains stories by Francis James, Gabriel Wilson, Glenn Harper, Len O'Dell, Emerson Graves, William A. Rossi, Harrison Storm, Russell Gray and Jerry Tobin. 7" x 9.5". 112 pages, text (with B&W illustrations). Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 5 #1
    Sports Novels Magazine (1937-1952 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 5 #1
  • Vol. 1 #1
    Target Comics (1940) Vol. 1 #1
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    • Paper: White
    • Scarce, Gerber rated 7.
    • Label #0941743003
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    Cover art by Bill Everett [as Blake]. On the Trail of Travis Trent starring Bull's-Eye Bill, script and art by Bill Everett. The Coming of Manowar starring White Streak, script and art by Carl Burgos. Sabotage starring Lucky Byrd, art by Harry Campbell. The Fifty-Year-Old Infants starring Hi-Grass Twins, script and art by Jack Cole. The Case of the Black Widow Spider starring T-Men, script by E. F. Webster, art by Joe Simon. The Clip-Ear Case starring City Editor, art by Harold Potter. The Turkey Whistle starring Little Puppet Man, art by John Spina. Introducing the Sapps starring the Sapp Family, script and art by Fred Schwab. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 15 #2
    Thrilling Wonder Stories (1936-1955 Beacon/Better/Standard) Pulp Vol. 15 #2
    • 7" Cumulative spine split.

    Feb 1940. Cover by Howard V. Brown. Stories by Arthur K. Barnes, Edmond Hamilton, John C. Burroughs and Hulbert Burroughs, Jackson Gregory Jr., Myer Krulfeld, F. Orlin Tremaine, and Clark Ashton Smith. Scientifacts column by Mort Weisinger. Alex Schomburg illustrations. 7-in. x 10-in.; black and white; 128 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #3
    Top-Notch Comics (1939) 3
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    • Interior is complete. Back cover missing, front cover taped on.

    Cover by Edd Ashe. Stories by Edd Ashe, Mort Meskin, Irv Novick, Lin Streeter, Otto Binder (Eando Binder), Jack Binder, Ed Wexler, and Jack Cole. Heroic tales of action and adventure—these are Top Notch Comics! 68 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 180 #5
    Western Story Magazine (1919-1949 Street & Smith) Pulp 1st Series Vol. 180 #5
  • Vol. 186 #4
    Western Story Magazine (1919-1949 Street & Smith) Pulp 1st Series Vol. 186 #4
    • 1/2" spine split from the top.
  • Issue #1(2)
    Whiz Comics (1940) 1(2)
    Published Feb 1940 by Fawcett.
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    • Paper: Slightly britle
    • Page 30 only.
    • Label #2029164019

    No number on cover, #2 inside. Cover by C. C. Beck. Origin and 1st appearance of newsstand Capt. Marvel in "Introducing Captain Marvel," script by Bill Parker, art by C. C. Beck; After being taken by a mysterious stranger to meet the ancient wizard, Shazam, and gaining the powers of Captain Marvel, Billy Batson learns of a mysterious boss called the Phantom Scientist, and decides to report it to the head of Amalgamated Broadcasting Company. "Ibis Lives Again," script by Bill Parker, art by C. C. Beck; From the Egyptian wing of a famous American museum, young Prince Amentep rises from the dead as prophesied, and, with the help of the Ibistick, begins helping people in need. "Origin of Golden Arrow," script by Bill Parker, art by Pete Costanza; A band of criminals shoot down a hot air balloon piloted by Professor Paul Parsons, his wife and son, in order to get a secret gas formula. Introduction of the Spy Smasher in "The Coming of Spy Smasher," script by Bill Parker, art by C. C. Beck; Spy Smasher goes on the trail to capture the Mask, who is after designs of the new naval mine layer from a safe in Admiral Corby's home. "The Radium Theft of Dr. Death," script by Bill Parker, art by Greg Duncan. "Incident At Maloana" starring Lance O'Casey, script by Bill Parker, art by Bob Kingett. "Seals of Doom" starring Dan Dare, script by Bill Parker, art by Greg Duncan. Illustrated contest page in which readers are asked to name their favorite Whiz Comics character in a 50 word or less letter. 68 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Zip Comics (1940) 1
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    • INCOMPLETE. First two wraps missing, affects 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.