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Comic books May 1941

  • Vol. 307 #4
    Argosy Part 4: Argosy Weekly (1929-1943 William T. Dewart) Vol. 307 #4
    • 2" Cumulative spine split.
  • Vol. 308 #2
    Argosy Part 4: Argosy Weekly (1929-1943 William T. Dewart) Vol. 308 #2
  • Vol. 3 #1
    Battle Birds (1940-1944 Fictioneers, Inc.) Pulp 2nd Series Vol. 3 #1
    • 2.5" Cumulative spine split.
  • Issue #12
    Blue Bolt Vol. 01 (1940) 12
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    • Full length spine split through multiple wraps.

    Edited by David Adams. Stories by Bob Davis, Ray Gill, John Daly, Paul Gustavson, Jack A. Warren, Malcolm Kildale, Henry Kiefer, Bill O'Connor, Ben Flinton, Leonard Sansone, Al Anders, Harold DeLay, and Ray Gill. Dick Cole must deal with an attack on Princess Louise of Dania. Runaway Ronson investigates an explosive hijacking. Krisko and Jasper battle Mr. Gravedigger. Sergeant Spook encounters the ghosts of Kit Carson, Jim Bridges, and Daniel Boone. The White Rider and Super Horse encounter a banker who robs his own bank. 68 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Blue Ribbon Comics (1939 MLJ) 12
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    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing, affects Steve Stacey and Corporal Collins stories. Cover and center wrap detached and re-adhered with tape (at one staple)

    Cover art by Sam Cooper. The Seance Sinister starring Mr. Justice, script by Joe Blair, art by Sam Cooper. Terror Stalks the Big Top starring the dog Rang-A-Tang, script by Joe Blair, art by Ed Smalle. The Gildersock Murder starring Fox, script by Joe Blair, art by Irwin Hasen. The Flying Fortress Mystery: Part 2 starring Steve Stacey, script by H. A. Biern, art by Nick Zuraw. A Slight Problem of Water starring Corporal Collins, art by Charles Biro. The Treasure Chest starring Ty-Gor, script by Joe Blair, art by Mort Meskin. Rescued By a Robot starring Doc Strong, script by Joe Blair, art by Lin Streeter. Oasis Incident starring Loop Logan, script by Joe Blair, art by Frank Volp. King John's Deal With Spain starring Green Falcon, script by Harry Shorten, art by Ramona Patenaude. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Captain America Comics (1941 Golden Age) 3
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    • Paper: Off white
    • 21st PAGE ONLY.
    • Label #0294913010

    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. "The Return of the Red Skull," script and pencils by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, inks by Simon, Kirby, Al Avison, and Al Gabriele; The Red Skull returns from the dead to wreak horrible vengeance on unsuspecting victims, including a phony Cap and Bucky, the brainchildren of a group of thugs. Sentinels of Liberty ad. "The Hunchback of Hollywood and the Movie Murder," script by Simon and Kirby, pencils by Kirby, inks by Bernie Klein and George Roussos; Death and terror lurk behind the scenes of a Hollywood movie set as Cap and Bucky hunt a hunchback madman, whose bloody hand seeks to stop the grinding cameras from filming the truth for a liberty loving public."Captain America Foils the Traitor's Revenge" text story by Stan Lee, art by Kirby. "The Queer Case of the Murdering Butterfly and the Ancient Mummies," script by Simon and Kirby, pencils by Kirby, inks by Reed Crandall; Laughing at law and order, the Butterfly loots a museum of its priceless treasures until Captain America and Bucky steps in to clip his wings. Human Torch ad. Untitled Tuk the Cave-boy story, script by Simon and Kirby, art by Mac Raboy; Tuk and Tanir help Princess Eve regain her rightful throne in Atlantis. Untitled Hurricane story, script by Simon and Kirby; The use of "infernal death boxes" in causing subway wrecks draws the attention of Hurricane. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Catman Comics (1941) 1
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    formerly Crash Comics Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #51
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 51
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    Batman and Robin in "The Case of the Mystery Carnival," Spy (by Jerry Siegel and Ed Moore), the Crimson Avenger (by Jack Lehti), Larry Steele Private Detective in "The Adventure of the Sweet Scent," Speed Saunders Ace Investigator, Cliff Crosby in "Racing With Death," Steve Malone District Attorney, and Sam Bradley (by Siegel and Howard Sherman). Full-page ad for Batman # 5. Half-page ads for Superman # 10 and All Star Comics # 4. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 17 #3
    Doc Savage (1933-1949 Street & Smith) Pulp Vol. 17 #3

    May 1941. Cover by Emery Clarke. Stories include "The Pink Lady," a book-length novel by "Kenneth Robeson" and "Nest of the Condor" by Ben Conlon. 6.75-in x 9.25-in.; black and white; 112 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Flash Comics (1940 DC) 17
    Published May 1941 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($10.05) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Cover detached.
    • Label #1994172009

    Flash stars in "Baseball," written by Gardner Fox, art by Harold Wilson Sharp. Also includes: Les Sparks, Radio Amateur in "Adventure of the Emerald Dagger" by Don Cameron; Johnny Thunder in "Johnny Plays Baseball" by John B. Wentworth and Stan Aschmeier; The Whip in "Poor House Problems" by Wentworth and Homer Fleming; King in "Slot Machine Gangster" by Fox and Harry Lampert; Cliff Cornwall in "Assignment in the Caribbean" by Ben Flinton and Leonard Sansone; "Voice from the Dead" Flash picture novelette by Ed Wheelan; and Hawkman in "Murder at the Opera" by Fox and Sheldon Moldoff. 64 pgs. Cover art by Moldoff. Cover price $0.10.

  • May 5 1941
    Life (1936) May 5 1941
    Life (1936) May 5 1941
    Published May 1941 by Clair Maxwell.

    May 5, 1941. Classic weekly news/photo magazine. In this issue: Harvard University Photographic Essay, Metropolitan Opera, Ohio Prison Sports, Learning to Fly, and more. Art by Alexander Leydenfrost, Albin Menning, & John T. McCoy Jr. 10 1/2-in. x 13 3/4-in.; 128 pages, PC/BW Cover price $0.10.

  • May 24 1941
    Life (1936) May 24 1941
    Life (1936) May 24 1941
    Published May 1941 by Clair Maxwell.

    May 24, 1941. Classic weekly news/photo magazine. In this issue: Peggy Lloyd cover, War Taps Brazil's Wild Rubber, Penicillin Medicine, Spring on the Farm in Pennsylvania pictorial, Prince Albert comic strip ad (1/2 page), and more. Art by John T. McCoy Jr. 10 1/2-in. x 13 3/4-in.; 128 pages, PC/BW Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 19
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #1273053002

    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Captain America #3 promo ad. Human Torch untitled story, art by Carl Burgos; The Hag's gang uses a blackout to enter the stock exchange to fake a second market crash so that she can buy up stock cheap; They use clothes treated with chemicals to deal with the Torch and gas that makes Torch's and Toro's flames go out; Toro breaks his arm in the fall so Torch takes him to the hospital and the doctor tells him that Toro needs a 'flame transfusion.' Sub-Mariner #1 promo ad. Sub-Mariner untitled story, script and art by Bill Everett; At the urging of Betty, Namor decides for all concerned--Betty, Bob, Lynne, and Luther--to join together as a group and fight side-by-side against the Nazis.. Captain America #2 promo ad. Toro Tells All story, script by Ray Gill. Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great untitled story, art by Ben Thompson; Ka-Zar and Bogat help fight off the Limbos while also saving a man and woman who have landed their aircraft due to an over-heated engine. Terry Vance untitled story, script by Ray Gill, art by Bob Oksner; Mr. Grabbit, mixed up with a gang of racketeers, is convinced by a "gang of ghosts" to break off his relationship with the gang and see to it that a lot next to Terry's school is sold to the city for use as a park. Electro, the Marvel of the Age untitled story, art by Steve Dahlman; Professor Zog responds to the request of an old Oxford school mate to use Electro to help save his life and the life of his daughter from a man who was once forbidden to marry his daughter. The Vision untitled story, script by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, pencils by Kirby, inks by Simon; The Vision rescues a professor from a Nazi executioner's blade. Angel untitled story, art by Paul Gustavson; The Angel is trapped in the lair of the Cat's Paw, but one of the gang, whom the Angel once saved, helps him escape so that he can discover why the Cat's Paw is attempting to kill off our nation's leading industrialists. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 24 #3
    Master Detective (1929) True Crime Magazine Vol. 24 #3

    May 1941. Volume 24 No. 3. Painted cover by Alexander Redmond. True crime articles, stories and photos. 8 1/2-in. x 11 1/4-in., 80 p, B&W. Printed on white paper stock. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #15
    Pep Comics (1940-1987 Archie) 15
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    • INCOMPLETE. First wrap missing. Interrupts art and story. Includes replica of front cover.

    Cover art by Irv Novick. Untitled Shield story, script by Harry Shorten, art by Irv Novick. Untitled Danny In Wonderland story, script by Harry Shorten, art by Lin Streeter. Untitled Comet story, script by Joe Blair, art by Lin Streeter. Untitled Fireball story, art by Paul Reinman. Untitled Sergeant Boyle story, art by Charles Biro. Midshipman story, script by Joe Blair. Untitled Kayo Ward story, art by Bob Wood. Untitled Bentley of Scotland Yard story, script by Joe Blair, art by Sam Cooper. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 9 #10
    Pic Magazine (1937) Vol. 9 #10
    Published May 1941 by Street & Smith.
    • 2" spine split from bottom.

    Volume 9, Issue 10 - May, 1941. Vintage photo magazine featuring Reader submitted photographs, and pictorials focusing on Sports, Celebrities, Controversies, and Fashions of the time. Cannibal Ceremony, Adolf Hitler article & pictorial (one photo of Hitler). 10-in. x 13 1/2-in., 52 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #229
    Readers Digest (1922) 229

    Reader's Digest Vol. 38 Issue # 229 (1941) is published by The Reader's Digest Association. Articles from Harper's, the New Republic, Forbes, Life, Look, and more. Topics include the ten most powerful people in Washington, vitamins, baseball, Hitler's religion, the Fuller Brush Man, and more. 160 pages, mostly text (with a few spot illustrations), 5.5-in x 7.5.

  • Issue #10
    Silver Streak Comics (1939) 10
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    Cover art by Bob Wood. Daredevil & Claw story, script and art by Jack Cole. Lance Hale story, script and art by Fred Guardineer. Silver Streak story, script and art by Bob Wood. Pirate Prince story, script by Dick Briefer, art by Dick Briefer (as Richard Norman). Dickie Dean story, script and art by Jack Cole. Dan Dearborn story, script and art by Walter Galli. Presto Martin story, script and art by Bob Wood. Captain Battle story, script by Carl Formes, art by Jack Binder. The Saving Watch, or, Range Justice Never Fails text story by Carl Formes. Cloud Curtis story, art by Jack Binder. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Smash Comics (1939-49 Quality) 22
    • 1 1/2" cumulative spine split (taped from interior).

    Cover art by George Brenner. The Ray story, art by Lou Fine; Bud moves in with Happy Terril; For some unknown reason he no longer remembers Happy is the Ray. Wings Wendall story, art by Vernon Henkel. Midnight story, script and art by Jack Cole. Purple Trio story. Wun Cloo page, script and art by Jack Cole. The Jester, art by Paul Gustavson. Espionage Starring Black X story. Scarlet Seal story, art by Harry Campbell [as Duane Byrd Monroe]. Castle of Doom starring Invisible Justice. Abdul the Arab story, art by Bob Powell [as Powell Roberts]. Chic Carter story, art by Vernon Henkel. Bozo the Robot story. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    Super Comics (1938) 36
    • Staple rust/discoloration.

    Stories by Walter Berndt, Ed Leffingwell, Richard Fletcher, Frank Willard, Stanley Link, Win Smith, Harold Gray, Carl Ed, Ken Ernst, Ed Moore, Martin Branner, and Milt Caniff. Strips include Dick Tracy, Smitty, Jim Ellis, Moon Mullins, Tiny Tim, The O'Malley Kids, Little Orphan Annie, Harold Teen, Magic Morro, Jack Wander War Correspondent, Winnie Winkle, and Terry and the Pirates. 68 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 10
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • INCOMPLETE. Coupon cut out of page 8, affects story. Cover re-attached with tape. Minor side edge crack, 2-1/2" crack to top edge and chipping to upper back side corner bracket.
    • Label #2004436013

    Cover pencils by Paul Cassidy, inks by the Shuster Shop. Untitled Superman and Lex Luthor story, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster]; Metropolis is struck first by invisible robbers, then disappearing and reappearing buildings, and finally all water being shut off to residents. Untitled Superman story, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Paul Cassidy [as Joe Shuster] and Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster], inks by the Shuster Shop [as Joe Shuster]; When Lois Lane announces to members of the Daily Planet staff that she plans to leave her reporter's job for the life of a stage and screen star. Untitled Superman story, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Wayne Boring [as Joe Shuster], inks by the Shuster Shop [as Joe Shuster]; Lois and Clark see Jim Gregg, a clerk in the Ordnance Division of the War Department, coming out of an astrologer's office, and find it odd the man wold visit such a place. Big Leaguer text story, script by George Shute, art by Cliff Young. Ad for The Spectre. Ad for Daisy Superman Krypto-Raygun. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Target Comics Vol. 02 (1941) 3
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    • 2" Cumulative spine split. Staple rust/migration.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($4.50) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • 4" cumulative spine split with splitting through several wraps, heavy corner chipping throughout interior.

    Cover art by Bob Wood. Movieland Murder starring Target, script and art by Bob Wood. Look, Slim! starring Chameleon, script and art by Bob Davis. How's the new feature on the radio ray coming along? starring Calling 2-R, script and art by Alonzo Vincent. Din of Doom starring Lucky Byrd, script and art by Harry Campbell. Moon Justice starring Spacehawk, script and art by Basil Wolverton. Treasure Island [Part 2]--Fantastic Feature Films, art by Harold DeLay. The great defense program of the United States... starring White Streak, art by Carl Burgos. The Undersea Tank starring Spacehawk, script and art by Basil Wolverton. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4105
    Theatre Arts Monthly (1938) 4105

    Theatre Arts Monthly (May, 1941). TAM is legendary for its thorough and insightful coverage of the stage, both in American and England. Less well-known is the fact that TAM also provided some outstanding coverage of motion pictures. 8.5-in. x 11-in., printed on a nice heavy stock. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 16 #3
    Thrilling Mystery (1935-1947 Standard) Pulp Vol. 16 #3
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    • Trimmed
    • Trimmed.

    May, 1941. Colonel Crum story 'The Death Elves' by John H. Knox. Also includes stories from G.T. Fleming-Roberts, Michael O'Brian, Seabury Quinn, Will Garth, Henry Kuttner, and Ralph Oppenheim Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 27 #1
    Thrilling Western (1934-1953 Standard) Pulp Vol. 27 #1
  • Vol. 146 #6
    Wild West Weekly (1927-1943 Street & Smith) Pulp Vol. 146 #6
    • 4.75" Cumulative spine split.
  • Issue #9
    Wings Comics (1940) 9

    Cover by Gene Fawcette. Edited by Malcolm Reiss and Gene Fawcette. Stories and art by Arthur Peddy, Al Gabriele, Al Walker, John Celardo, Gene Fawcette, Leonard Frank, and Nick Cardy. Aviation-themed adventure, combat and history tales from pioneering comics publisher Fiction House. Clipper Kirk captures a mysterious map from a downed German pilot; Action nurse Jane Martin uses chloroform to escape a hospital that's a front for Nazi drug smugglers; Suicide Smith also faces drug-stealing Nazis, in the Mediterranean. Skull Squad; Parachute Patrol; Jane Martin; Clipper Kirk; F4 of the Air Intelligence; Suicide Smith; The Phantom Falcons; Wing Tips; Flying Colors; Vultures of Vengeance; Greasemonkey Griffin. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Zip Comics (1940) 14
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    • Restored: C4
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, reinforced. (Cover, 1st wrap detached.)
    • Label #2034710009
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    • Includes unattached reproduction cover.

    Edited by Harry Shorten. Cover art by Charles Biro. "Ling Yung, Crime-Master of Chinatown," script by Joe Blair, art by Charles Biro; The Man of Steel (Steel Sterling), a master of disguise, outfits himself as a derelict of the streets to solve killings and robberies in China Town. "Framed for Murder" Dicky in the Magic Forest story, script by Louis Golden; On his way home, Farenwell buys a bow and arrow from a stranger, and a moment later a girl is killed by an arrow. "Black Bart and the Gambling House Murder," art by Frank Volp; Rancher Wilkins is killed by Black Bart, and only his daughter left to take care of all the cattle; Nevada and Joe ride up to help her against the bandits. "The Druid Curse," script by Joe Blair, art by Sam Cooper; Unless Mister Black returns his rare book of secret ancient rites to the Druid Tribe, he will be killed. "Air Drive on Gibraltar," script by Joe Blair, art by Ed Smalle; The twins are ordered to Gibraltar as there are rumors of a large German air force in Spain, with unknown purpose. "Facing the Firing Squad," script by Joe Blair, art by Mort Meskin; Valor, stranded with Zeke's troup of wrestlers, attempts to catch up with his friends, who are in the hands of the Japanese. "The Counterfeit Money Code," script by Harry Shorten, pencils by Carl Hubbell, inks by Gil Kane; A presumed dead engraver is held prisoner by counterfeiters, and is able to send a Morse code message on one of his engraved bills; Jim Kendall reads it. "Duel of the Magicians," script by Joe Blair, art by Lin Streeter; Mary is kidnapped by Sim Bali Mib, the magician, when performing a disappearing act with her on stage. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.