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Comic books November 1942

  • Issue #68
    Ace Comics (1937) 68
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Joe Musial. The Phantom strips, script by Lee Falk, art by Ray Moore. Pete the Tramp strips by Clarence D. Russell. Jungle Jim strips, art by Alex Raymond. Katzenjammer Kids strips, art by H.H. Knerr. Tim Tyler's Luck strips, art by Lyman Young. Blondie strips, art by Chic Young. Prince Valiant strips, art by Hal Foster. Teddy and Sitting Bull, art by Joe Musial. Tillie the Toiler strips, art by Russ Westover. Just Kids strips by A.D. Carter. Curley Harper at Lakespur strips, art by Lyman Young. Barney Google strips, art by Billy DeBeck. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 16 #11
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 16 #11

    November 1942. Giant Size Issue. Cover by Robert Gibson Jones. Stories by Eando Binder, Robert Bloch, Raymond Z. Gallun, Emil Petaja, A.R. McKenzie, Duncan Farnsworth, Richard O. Lewis, Thornton Ayre, and H.B. Carlton. Illustrations by J. Allen St. John, Russell Milburn, L. Raymond Jones, William Panak, Brady, Harold Welch, Magarian, and Joe Sewell. 7" x 10"; black and white with color cover; 240 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #9
    Captain Aero Comics Vol. 2 (1942) 9
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($19.77) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Gerber rated 9 "white space". Rare. Very minor amount of glue on centerfold.
    • Label #0211987004

    Captain Aero Comics Vol. 2 No. 3, numbered 9 on the cover. Cover by Al Ulmer. Charles Quinlan and Charles Nicholas art. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 17
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($3.87) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • INCOMPLETE. Piece missing from activity page, does not interrupt art or story. 1" spine split from top.
  • Issue #2
    Captain Midnight (1942-1948) 2
    • Cover coming loose at staples.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($8.55) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Heavy oxidation.

    Art and cover by Jack Binder. The Movie Menace; Captain Midnight battles Baron Von Togo. Captain Midnight Meets Sergeant Twilight; Captain Midnight battles Dr. Fate, intro of Sgt. Twilight. Challenge of the Skull text story by Joseph J. Millard. Mummies and Dummies; Little Sneezer humor story. Captain Midnight Smashes the Jap Juggernaut; Captain Midnight battles The Black Mikado. 68 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #69
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 69
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($237.00) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Cover detached.
    • Label #1993824001
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($179.99) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scratch on front of case
    • Very small amount of dried glue on spine of cover. Cover detached. Tape on cover and interior cover.
    • Label #2028943001
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($90.00) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • INCOMPLETE. Edge piece torn from first page, slightly affects art and story. Full length spine split, front cover detached, back cover partially held on with tape.

    Joker cover art by Jerry Robinson. The Harlequin's Hoax starring Batman, Robin, and The Joker, script by Joe Greene, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos. The Siege of Krovka starring The Boy Commandos, script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon. The Three Behind the Throne starring The Crimson Avenger, script and pencils by Jack Lehti, inks by Charles Paris. The Case of the Sweet-Toothed Spy starring Spy, art by Chuck Winter. Sharp Eyes text story by Alan Dell. The Magic Cupboard starring Air Wave, pencils by Harris Levy (as Lee Harris), inks by Charles Paris. Case of the Artistic Ape starring Slam Bradley, art by Howard Sherman. 64 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 28 #1
    Dime Mystery Magazine (1932-1950 Dime Mystery Book Magazine - Popular) Pulp Vol. 28 #1
    • 2.75" Cumulative spine split.

    Long running pulp magazine focusing on weird mystery stories. "A Hearse of Another Color" by Day Keene, plus stories by William R. Cox, Frederic Brown, Russell Gray, Felix Graham, and William Brandon. 7-in. x 9 1/2-in., 114 pages, text, with B&W illustrations. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 5 #1
    Famous Fantastic Mysteries (1939-1953 Frank A. Munsey/Popular/Altus) Pulp Vol. 5 #1
    • 1" Cumulative spine split.

    November 1942. Cover by Virgil Finlay. "The Mouthpiece of Zitu" by J. U. Giesy, "Into the Infinite" (part 2 of 4) by Austin Hall, and "The Demoiselle D'Ys" by Robert Chambers. Illustrations by Frank R. Paul and Virgil Finlay. 6.75-in. x 9 1/2-in.; black and white; 144 newsprint pages. Published by Frank A. Munsey Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #100
    Famous Funnies (1934) 100
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.77) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    Famous Funnies becomes the first comic book series to reach its hundredth issue. Contains comic strip reprints, activity pages, a text story, and an original Fearless Flint feature. In order of appearance: "Life's Like That" by Fred Neher; "Buck Rogers" by Philip Francis Nowlan and Rick Yager (as Dick Calkins); "Fearless Flint" by H. G. Peter; "Above the Crowd" by Benjamin D. Allen (as Stookie Allen); "Napoleon" by Clifford McBride; "Connie" by Frank Godwin; "Jitter" by Arthur B. Poinier; "Dickie Dare" by Milton Caniff; "Invisible Scarlet O'Neil" by Russell Stamm; "High Lights of History" by J. Carroll Mansfield; "Scorchy Smith" by Noel Sickles; "Oaky Doaks" by Ralph Briggs Fuller; "Skyroads" by Dick Calkins and Russell Keaton; "Roy Powers, Eagle Scout" by Paul Powell; "Olly of the Movies" by Julian Ollendorff; "Mescal Ike" by S. L. Huntley and Art Huhta; and "Chief Wahoo" by Allen Saunders and Elmer Woggon. "Larry Frames the Fire Demons" text story by M. M. Oblinger. Activity pages by A. W. Nugent. 68 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Fighting Yank (1942 Nedor/Better) 2
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($3.30) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
  • Issue #15
    Heroic Comics (1940) 15
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($11.25) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    First appearance of Downbeat. Contains four original features accompanied by comic strip reprints, activity pages, and a text story. In order of appearance: "Hydroman" by Bill Everett; "Rainbow Boy" by Stephen Douglas and Ben Thompson; "Reg'lar Fellers" by Gene Byrnes; "The Music Master" by Stephen Douglas and Bill Everett; "Dare-devils of Destiny" by Frank Rentfrow and Don Dickson; "Man O'Metal" by H. G. Peter; and "Flyin' Jenny" by Russell Keaton. "Downhill Race" text story by Clary Thompson. Indicia states "Reg'lar Fellers Heroic Comics". 68 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 31 #11
    Hollywood Magazine (c.1930) Vol. 31 #11
    Published Nov 1942 by Fawcett.

    Movie Fan Magazine, most notable for being the only movie fan magazine sold in this era for a nickle instead of a dime. Cover photo of John Payne. Articles about Lana Turner and Bette Davis. Interior photos of Ginger Rogers. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in. 78 Pages B&W Cover price $0.05.

  • Nov 9 1942
    Life (1936) Nov 9 1942
    Life (1936) Nov 9 1942
    Published Nov 1942 by Clair Maxwell.
    • Cover detached at one staple and rusty staples.

    November 9, 1942. Classic weekly news/photo magazine. In this issue: U.S. mountain troops; the marines on Guadalcanal; photographic essay on the Midwest; General Eisenhower; Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth in "You Were Never Lovlier"; St. Louis Art Museum; Army art of Ben Norris; and more. 10.5-in. x 13.75-in.; partial color; 144 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Nov 23 1942
    Life (1936) Nov 23 1942
    Life (1936) Nov 23 1942
    Published Nov 1942 by Clair Maxwell.
    • Water damage and rusty staples.

    November 23, 1942. Classic weekly news/photo magazine. In this issue: Puritan Spirit photographic essay; Life on Midway Island; Indiana University; cartoonist Abner Dean; Third Battle of the Matanikau River on Guadalcanal; and more. 10.5-in. x 13.75-in.; partial color; 156 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Nov 30 1942
    Life (1936) Nov 30 1942
    Life (1936) Nov 30 1942
    Published Nov 1942 by Clair Maxwell.
    • Water damage and rusty staples.

    November 30, 1942. Classic weekly news/photo magazine. In this issue: Major General Patton; 18-year-olds; coffee rationing; age regression under hypnosis; air transportation in wartime; and more. 10.5-in. x 13.75-in.; partial color; 144 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (1941 Dell) 13
  • Issue #40
    Magic Comics (1939) 40
    • Heavy oxidation.

    Edited by Margery McKay (sometimes credited as G. Whiz). Stories and art by Lee Falk, Phil Davis, Feg Murray, Clayton Knight, H. H. Knerr, Fran Striker, Charles Flanders, Floyd Torbert, Robert Storm, Mel Graff, Carl Anderson, Edwina Dumm, Chic Young, Bob Dunn, Frank Miller, Joe Musial, Billy DeBeck, Jimmy Thompson, Eugene L. Pollack, Tom Sims, and Bela Zaboly. Lee Falk's adventurer Mandrake the Magician gets top billing in this anthology series featuring reprints of King Features Syndicate comic strips. Once Mandrake's assistant, the brilliant Grando now uses his vast knowledge of magic for crime; Romance of Flying profiles Jimmy Doolittle's then-recent bombing run over Tokyo, a reprisal for the Pearl Harbor attack that inspired the book and film Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo. Mandrake the Magician; Seein' Stars; Jan and Aloysius; The Romance of Flying; Bunky; The Lone Ranger; Secret Agent X-9; Henry; Little Acorns; High Spots; Popeye; Barney Baxter; Blondie; Indian Lore; Tippie and Cap Stubbs; Dinglehoofer. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Mickey Finn (1942) 1

    Stories and art by Lank Leonard and Frank Beck. Reprints of the Mickey Finn newspaper strip by Lank Leonard. A city cop, Mickey had adventures that were a mixture of drama and comedy; his ne'er-do-well Uncle Phil often served as the focus of the comedy. The backup strip featured the adventures of little boy Junior and his dog Bo. Bo and Junior try to get rid of pesky flies; The kids go fishing and try to keep Bo from scaring off the fish; Mickey plays with the police department basketball team. Mickey Finn; Bo; Hoosegow Herman. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    Pep Comics (1940-1987 Archie) 33
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($47.94) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Removed from bound volume. Extra staples added after manufacturing. Tape on cover.
    • Label #1554810002
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($29.70) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case; Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Tape on interior cover.
    • Label #2045385001

    Cover art by Bob Montana. Black Swan Inn starring Shield, art by Irv Novick. The Crusader starring the Hangman. Captain Commando story. Danny In Wonderland story, script by Harry Shorten, art by Red Holmdale. Sergeant Boyle story, script by Harry Shorten, art by Carl Hubbell. Archie story, script and art by Bob Montana. The Light That Lives starring Bentley of Scotland Yard, art by Paul Reinman. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #81
    Popular Comics (1936) 81
    • Title logo portion of cover missing, color photocopy replacement glued on.
  • Issue #25
    Prize Comics (1940) 25
    • 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. Two pages missing, affects Ted O'Neil and Black Owl stories. Small pieces of tape along interior cover spine, 4" cumulative spine split. Centerfold detached.

    Cover art by Jack Binder. Untitled stories starring Yank and Doodle (art by Jack Binder), Black Owl (script by Michael Binder, art by Jack Binder), General and the Corporal (art by Ken Browne), Green Lama (script by Ken Crossen), and Buck Sanders (art by Munson Paddock). The Commandos! starring Ted O'Neil. The Mystery of the Attempted Suicide starring Dr. Frost, art by Maurice Gutwirth. Frankenstein Is Subdued, script and art by Dick Briefer. A Dott In Time Solves the Crime starring Homer Q. Dott. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 43 #6
    Shadow (1931-1949 Street & Smith) Pulp Vol. 43 #6
    • 3" Cumulative spine split.

    Volume 43, Issue 6. November 15, 1942. 7" x 10". 114 pages, Text (with B&W illustrations). Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 8 #3
    Startling Stories (1939-1955 Better Publications) Pulp Vol. 8 #3

    Nov 1942. Cover by Earle K. Bergey. Stories by A.G. Stangland, Ross Rocklynne, Joseph J. Millard, and Henry S. Lewis. Dr. Seuss illustration (small "Buy United States War Savings Bonds & Stamps" ad). 6.75-in. x 9.75-in.; black and white; 128 pages. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #19
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 19
    Auction opens January 6
    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing, affects art and story.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($2.67) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • INCOMPLETE. First wrap missing. Interrupts art and story.

    Cover art by Jack Burnley. Case of the Funny Paper Crimes, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Ed Dobrotka, inks by John Sikela; Superman must battle a new villain who has invented a machine that can materialize two-dimensional figures out of the comics to rob for him. Superman, Matinee Idol, script by Jerry Siegel [as Jerome Siegel], pencils by Joe Shuster (pencil layouts) and Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (finished pencils), inks by John Sikela [as Joe Shuster]; Clark and Lois decide to go to the movies, but when Clark discovers that it's the the latest Fleisher Superman cartoon, he has to think fast to keep Lois from discovering that he is Superman. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Walt Disney's Comics and Stories (1940 Dell/Gold Key/Gladstone) 26
    • 1" cumulative spine split.
    • Centerfold detached, puzzle page filled in.
    • Pencil markings throughout interior.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($3.94) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
  • Vol. 36 #8
    Weird Tales (1923-1954 Popular Fiction) Pulp 1st Series Vol. 36 #8
    • 3" Cumulative spine split. Page color cream to off-white.

    Volume 36, Issue 8 - November 1942. Edited by Dorothy McIlwraith. Horror and Fantasy stories in the pulp style. 6.75-in. x 10-in.; 128 newsprint pages, text (with B&W illustrations). Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #37
    Whiz Comics (1940) 37
    Published Nov 1942 by Fawcett.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #0919560009
    • Centerfold detached.
  • Issue #27
    Wings Comics (1940) 27
    • 7 1/2" cumulative spine split. Cover detached.

    Cover by Gene Fawcette. Edited by Larabie Cunningham and Gene Fawcette. Stories and art by Nick Cardy, George Appel, Maxwell Elkan, Bob Lubbers, Joe Doolin, Arthur Peddy, Gene Fawcette, Pagsilang Rey Isip, Art Saaf and Al Walker. Aviation-themed adventure, combat and history tales from pioneering comics publisher Fiction House. The Skull Squad attacks a secret Nazi aircraft carrier and a hidden base; Adventures of an action hero named Jimmy Carter; In her first mission as an actual secret agent, former nurse Jane Martin must destroy a bridge to save a Russian city from the Nazis. Skull Squad; Calhoun of the Air Cadets; Jane Martin; Clipper Kirk; Captain Wings; Suicide Smith; Wing Tips; Lead Squall Over Lae; Mile-High Gauntlet; Jimmy Carter Keeps 'em Flying; Greasemonkey Griffin. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.