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Comic books November 1940

  • Issue #30
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 30
    Published Nov 1940 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1169824001
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • Scuffing and scratching to front and back of slab.
    • Label #737-AA-004
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Label #1488668016

    Cover by Joe Shuster. Superman faces off against the evil magic of Zolar in an untitled Superman story by Jerry Siegel and Jack Burnley (signed as Joe Shuster); 'Pep' Morgan by George Papp; "Three Aces" (script by Gardner F. Fox, pencils by Chad Grothkopf); "Jon Valor the Black Pirate" by Sheldon Moldoff; "Tex Thompson" (art by Bernard Baily); "Clip Carson" by Papp; Zatara the Master Magician and the "Mottled Death" (script by Fox, art by Joseph Sulman). Two page text piece, "Tall Timber" by Bert London. Filler: "Danny Dubb" (pencils by Stan Aschmeier), "Fantastic Facts (signed by Papp), and a book review, "The Royal Road to Romance," by Richard Halliburton. (Thanks to Grand Comics Database for much of the above information!) Full page ad for the Superman Radio Program, "The Return of the Yellow Mask." Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 104 #1
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular) Pulp Vol. 104 #1
    • 3.25" Cumulative spine split.
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split. Missing back cover.
  • Vol. 303 #2
    Argosy Part 4: Argosy Weekly (1929-1943 William T. Dewart) Vol. 303 #2
    • 1/2" cumulative spine split. Most of cover along spine degraded by moisture damage.

    November 2, 1940. Stories include "Satans on Saturn" (part 1) by Otis A. Kline and E. Hoffmann Price, "The Old Haverton Try" by Francis M. Cockrell, "They Shall Have Wings" by Theodore Roscoe, "Peace Gun" by C.K. Shaw, "The Scarlet Blade" (part 2) by Murray R. Montgomery, "Crooked Caribbean Cross" (part 5) by Borden Chase, and "Women of Daring" by Stookie Allen. 7-in. x 10-in.; black and white; 112 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1095
    Billiken (Spanish Series 1919) 1095
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    • Heavy staple rust/migration, wormhole.

    Weekly children's magazine (the oldest Spanish language magazine for young people) featuring comics, stories, activities, and educational articles. Año 21 - Num. 1095 includes Superman (El Superhombre), Laurel and Hardy, Red Romer, and other comic strips. Printed in Argentina. 9-in. x 12-in., 40 pages, full color.

  • Issue #29
    Crackajack Funnies (1938) 29
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    • INCOMPLETE. Portion of cover and first two pages torn out, affects art and story.
  • Issue #45
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 45
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #0008329005
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    • CGC Qualified
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Panel cut from 7th page, affects story, incomplete.
    • Label #0754045012
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($44.85) will be charged at checkout.
    • Conserved
    • Paper: Off white
    • Conservation includes: spine split sealed to cover, cover reinforced. 2 center wraps married.
    • Label #2054014002

    1st Joker appearance in Detective Comics in the Batman and Robin story, "The Case of the Laughing Death!" Also in this issue: Spy (by Jerry Siegel and Ed Moore); Larry Steele, Detective; The Crimson Avenger (by Jack Lehti); Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator; Steve Malone, District Attorney; Cliff Crosby in "Murder at the Polo Games"; and Slam Bradley (by Siegel and Howard Sherman). Full-page ad for Batman # 3. Half-page ad for All Star Comics # 2. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #76
    Famous Funnies (1934) 76

    Bill Everett art accompanies text story. Contains comic strip reprints, activity pages, and a text story. In order of appearance: "The Gay Thirties" by Hank Barrow; "Goofie Gags" by Victor E. Pazmiño; "Above the Crowd" by Benjamin D. Allen (as Stookie Allen); "Roy Powers, Eagle Scout" by Paul Powell; "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; "Buck Rogers" by Philip Francis Nowlan and Rick Yager (as Dick Calkins); "Jitter" by Arthur B. Poinier; "Speed Spaulding" by Edwin Balmer, Philip Wylie, and Marvin Bradley; "Dickie Dare" by Milton Caniff; "Adventures of Patsy" by Mel Graff; "Napoleon" by Clifford McBride; "Big Chief Wahoo" by Allen Saunders and Elmer Woggon; "Spunky Dory" 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); "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; "There's A Town" by M. E. Brady; and "Homer Hoopee" by Fred Locher. "While the Radio Played" text story by F. S. Saunders. Activity pages by A. W. Nugent. 68 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #3
    Fantastic Novels (1940-1951 Frank A. Munsey) Pulp Vol. 1 #3
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    • 6.5" spine split. Tape on spine and cover.

    Nov 1940. Cover by Virgil Finlay. "The Snake Mother" by A. Merritt and "Who Wants A Bottle" by Ted Robbins. Illustrations by Virgil Finlay and Hannes Bok. 7-in. x 10-in.; black and white; 128 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #38
    Feature Comics (1939) 38
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    • INCOMPLETE. Missing first two wraps and centerfold, affects art and story.

    "The Deadly Toymaker," art by John Celardo; Darrel Dane becomes a government detective. "Mystery At the World's Fair," script and art by William A. Smith (Will Arthur); Rance Keane vs. Frank Topping. "The Band of Treason" starring Captain Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy, script and art by Harry Campbell. "Queen of the Bat-Men," art by Maurice Gutwirth; Samar vs. The Bat-Men and Queen Nevar. "Action In Guatemala" starring Spin Shaw, art by Clark Williams. "Mission To the Spirit World," script by Toni Blum; Zero's fellow mystic, Madam Aura, sent him into the spirit world after a young woman, where he used his "ring of the moon" to affect the spirits under moonlight. "Origin of the Ace of Space," script by H. Weston Taylor, art by Harry Campbell; Ace encounters a red and yellow alien spaceship while piloting his private plane, and is able to communicate with the being inside, who warns of an impending invasion by the Slogans. "The Game With Stamford" starring Rusty Ryan, script and art by Paul Gustavson. "The Sinister Lighthouse" starring Reynolds of the Mounted, script and art by Art Pinajian. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Nov 25 1940
    Life (1936) Nov 25 1940
    Life (1936) Nov 25 1940
    Published Nov 1940 by Clair Maxwell.
    • Water damage and rusty staples.

    November 25, 1940. Classic weekly news/photo magazine. In this issue: fine furs; siamese fighting fish; nebulae; war at sea; land yacht trip; and more. 10.5-in. x 13.75-in.; partial color; 104 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Pep Comics (1940-1987 Archie) 9
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    • Slight professional restoration
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Professional Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover, small spine splits sealed, cover reinforced, cover cleaned. Top right corner of front cover trimmed.
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    • INCOMPLETE. Missing first wrap, piece missing from last page. Centerfold detached at one staple.
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    The Shield (art by Irv Novick), the Comet, Perry Chase Press Guardian, Fu Chang International Detective, Sergeant Boyle, Lee Sampson the Midshipman, the Rocket and the Queen of Diamonds, Kayo Ward, and Bentley of Scotland Yard in "The Case of the Dancing Ghost." Novick cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 33 #2
    Phantom Detective (1933-1953 Standard Magazines) Pulp Vol. 33 #2
    • 1.5" cumulative spine split. Tape on spine. Water damage. Staple rust.
  • Vol. 8 #10
    Pic Magazine (1937) Vol. 8 #10
    Published Nov 1940 by Street & Smith.

    Volume 8, Issue 10 - November, 1940. Vintage photo magazine featuring Reader submitted photographs, and pictorials. This issue features articles and pictorials on How to Dress to Please Men, Arrows of Stone, a Snake Cult, and the National Bicycle Champions. 10-in. x 13 1/2-in., 48 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #5
    Planet Stories (1939-1955 Fiction House) Pulp Vol. 1 #5
    • 2.5" Cumulative spine split.
    • Interior is complete. Front cover missing and replaced with a photo copy.

    Winter 1940. Stories by Ray Cummings "Phantom of the Seven Stars", Eando (Otto) Binder "One Thousand Miles Below", Nelson S. Bond, John Russell Fearn -as (Thornton Ayre), Leigh Brackett, Nelson S. Bond -as (George Danzell), Ross Rocklynne, and D.L. James. Illustrations by Paul, Rosenthab, Ed Smalle, Lynch, Hannes Bok, and Eron. 7-in. x 9.75-in.; black and white; 128 pages. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #57
    Popular Comics (1936) 57
    • Original single center staple replaced. Staples added (not manufacturing). Staple rust with migration.
  • Vol. 1 #1
    Sea Novel Magazine (1940-1941 Frank A. Munsey) Pulp Vol. 1 #1
  • Issue #2
    Sky Blazers (1940) 2
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    Final issue of the series. Pacific Adventure, Sky Pirates (with nice uncredited Alex Raymond-ish art), Arizona the Flying Cowboy, Tracy Dixon, Ace Archer, Pylon Pete, and Bert Arnold the Devil God. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Smash Comics (1939-49 Quality) 16
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    • Near complete spine split. Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Gill Fox. Ray story, art by Lou Fine [as E. Lectron]. Mystery of the Empty Theatre starring Purple Trio, script by S. M. Iger [as S. M. Regi], art by Alex Blum. Chic Carter story, script and art by Vernon Henkel. Scarlet Seal story, script and art by Harry Francis Campbell [as Manning DeV. Lee]; Actor Barry Moore takes a job at his dad's Police department, but the Commisioner is a soft headed liberal so Barry devises a secret life in order to infiltrate the underworld as the Scarlet Seal. Invisible Justice story, script and art by Art Pinajian [as Art Gordon]. Espionage Starring Black X story, art by Dan Zolnerowich [as William Erwin]. Magno story, script and art by Paul Gustavson. Abdul the Arab story, script and art by Bob Powell [as Powell Roberts]. The Fifth Column starring Wings Wendall, script and art by Vernon Henkel. Bozo the Robot story, script and art by George Brenner [as Wayne Reid]. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 4 #3
    Startling Stories (1939-1955 Better Publications) Pulp Vol. 4 #3
    • .5" Spine split from bottom.
    • 5" Cumulative spine split.

    Nov 1940. Cover by Earle K. Bergey. Stories by Henry Kuttner, Thornton Ayre, and Edmond Hamilton. "Thrills in Science" column by Mort Weisinger. Two-page Sir William Perkin bio in comic form. 6.75-in. x 9.75-in.; black and white; 128 pages. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #10
    Target Comics Vol. 01 (1940) 10
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    • INCOMPLETE. First wrap and two center wraps missing. Interrupts art and story (Wolverton story not affected). Full length spine split. Back cover missing.

    Cover art by Joe Simon. Beware - Criminals! The Target is Here starring The Target, script by Dick Wood [as Dick Hamilton], art by Bob Wood; The Target takes on Boss Barone and Grover Whitney of the New York Globe wants to find out who he is. The Pirate City On Venus starring Spacehawk, script and art by Basil Wolverton. The Green Tie Society: Part 1 starring White Streak, script and art by Carl Burgos. The Wildcat Cub and the Movie Cowboy: Part 3 starring Bull's-Eye Bill, script by Bea Holmes, art by L. Kenner. The World's Fastest Fighter starring Lucky Byrd, script and art by Harry Campbell. The Scratches of Doom text story starring Spacehawk, script and art by Basil Wolverton. Sword of Destiny--Fantastic Feature Films, script and art by Tarpe Mills. Architect of Madness starring Chameleon, art by Bob Davis. The Radium Serum starring Calling 2-R, script and art by Alonzo Vincent. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #55
    Tip Top Comics (1936) 55
    • Cover detached at one staple.
  • Vol. 35 #6
    Weird Tales (1923-1954 Popular Fiction) Pulp 1st Series Vol. 35 #6
    • .5" Spine split. Page color is off-white.

    November 1940. Cover by Margaret Brundage. Horror and supernatural stories by Robert Bloch, Seabury Quinn. Illustrations by Hannes Bok. 6 3/4-in. x 10-in.; black and white; 128 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #194011
    Youth's Companion American Boy 194011

    Youth's Companion combined with American Boy. Illustrated text stories, photo features, and more designed for teenage boys. Of particular note are two ads--one for a Superman Krypto-Raygun, and another for a Red Ryder Saddle Carbine Daisy Air Rifle. Magazine is 10.25-in. x 13.75-in.; black and white; 32 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Zip Comics (1940) 9
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    • INCOMPLETE. Missing first wrap, affects art and story.

    Edited by Abner Sundell. Cover art by Charles Biro. "The Terror of Twisto," art by Charles Biro; A circus is going to shut down because of several unsolved killings. "The Murders of Mr. Nimbus," script by Harry Shorten, art by Irv Novick; Mr. Nimbus uses poison gas to hijack an armored car. "The Menace of Ming Low," art by Frank Volp; Nevada and Joe are taken prisoner by Chinese counterfeiters in a cave in the mountains. "The Revenge of Pierre LeBrun," script by Harry Shorten, art by Irv Novick; Kate Goodwill marries Kalthar in this story. "The Invasion of England" starring the War Eagles, art by Ed Smalle, Jr.; The twins and their squadron bomb a German invasion fleet. "Vengeance Is Mine" text story; He came back home for just one purpose, to kill a man he hated. "The Doom of Big Dip," script by Abner Sundell (as Campbell), art by Mort Meskin; Tania and Neek-Olaus have stolen the treasure of Wang Fu. "The Return of Two Villains," script by Harry Campbell, art by Mort Meskin; Sliro and his gang kidnap Doris and Dudley to use as bait to get their hands on Mr. Satan; Not knowing Dudley is Mr. Satan, they throw him overboard. "The Deviltry of Prince Sidkeong," script by Abner Sundell, art by Lin Streeter; The Grand Lama is murdered, and they must select a young child as the new Lama; They kidnap a white baby, and Zambini sets out to get him back. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.