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Comic books March 1943

  • Issue #2
    4Most Vol. 2 (1943) Four Most 2

    Cover by Al Plastino. Stories and art by Ray Gill, Al Fagaly, Bart Tumey (credited as Ed Ryan), Harold DeLay, and John Jordan. Sometimes listed as 4Most #6. Four different stories featuring clean-cut teen heroes of the 1940s from Novelty Press. Cadet Dick Cole and his team encounter enemy agents during an exhibition game in Central America. Li'l Abner-like Danl Flannel and Beulah Belle find themselves in Morbid Marsh, where dinosaurs still survive. Edison Bell goes on a hiking trip, but escaped convicts are hiding out along the route. Edison Bell shows young readers how to make a Native American headdress. Dick Cole; Danl Flannel: Morbid Marsh; Good As Gold; Edison Bell; You Can Make This American Indian Head-Dress; The Cadet. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #72
    Ace Comics (1937) 72
    • Staple rust. Rust migration.

    Cover art by Joe Musial. The Phantom strips, scripts 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 strips, 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. Private Breger Abroad strips by Dave Breger. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Air Fighters Comics Vol. 1 (1941-1943) 6
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    • Trimmed
    • Back cover TRIMMED on one edge. Staples added (not manufacturing). Piece of tape on back cover.

    Edited by Ed Cronin. Cover by Mort Leav. Stories by Charles Biro, Dick Wood, Al Camy, Harry Sussman, Tony DiPreta, Bob Fujitani, Nathaniel Nitkin, Harry Sahle, John Cassone, and Al Ulmer. Heroic action stories of war and airborne adventure—these are Air Fighters Comics! 68 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 2 #1
    Army-Navy Flying Stories (1942-1945 Standard Magazines) Pulp Vol. 2 #1
    • 1.5" Cumulative spine split.
  • Vol. 31 #1
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 31 #1

    March, 1943. Volume 31, Issue 1. Cover by William Timmins. Bedsheet format, 8.5-in. x 11.5-in.; black and white; 130 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #4
    Big Chief Wahoo (1942) 4
    • Cover detached at original single center staple.
  • Issue #2
    Boy Commandos (1942-1949 1st Series) 2
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #1269803014
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    • INCOMPLETE. Two center wraps missing, affects art and story. Cover and centerfold detached. 5.5" cumulative spine split, extra staple punctures, tape on spine.

    Classic WWII Hitler cover. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon. The Silent People Speak, script and pencilsby Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon; the Commandos stage a raid into the Netherlands in support of the underground resistance. Busy Bill the Bill Collector two-pager, art by George Storm. On the Double, M'lord!, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon; an English lord finds himself a private in a unit with his manservant as drill sergeant. The Knights Wore Khaki, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon; the Commandos liberate the castle of Camelon. Danger Underground, script by Don Cameron, art by Chuck Winter; Liberty Belle exposes a woman newscaster as a spy. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 21
    • CGC Qualified
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • INCOMPLETE. Coupon cut out of page 23. Affects story.
    • Label #2005572007
  • Issue #5
    Captain Marvel Jr. (1942) 5
    • Centerfold detached at single center staple, 2" spine split from bottom of comic.
  • Issue #3
    Clue Comics (1943) 3
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    • Centerfold detached at one staple. Staples added (not manufacturing).

    Cover by Dan Barry. Stories and art by Dan Barry, Alan Mandel, Tony DiPreta, Pierce Rice, Arturo Cazeneuve and John Cassone. Forgotten superheroes from the Golden Age of comics, featuring early work by Dan Barry and other comics legends. Zippo, Nightmare and Sleepy were all listed in Jon Morris's 2015 book The League of Regrettable Superheroes. Nightmare and Sleepy are fearsome in their skeleton-based costumes, but not as terrifying as the Corpse That Steals Men's Faces. The military learns of an Axis plan to destroy Boulder Dam, and luckily, the one man they tell about it is secretly the superhero Zippo. Jackie Law and his pals Buck, Corny, Gorilla and Froggy form a gang that fights crime as the Boy Rangers. The Boy King; Nightmare and Sleepy: The Corpse That Steals Living Men's Faces; Stupid Manny; Micro-Face; The Forgotten Key; Zippo; Jackie Law and the Boy Rangers; Twilight. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Comic Cavalcade (1942) 2
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Cover detached.
    • Label #2031038003
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($9.90) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack
    • From the Mt. Rainier Collection. 1st two pages detached. 2 small pieces missing from 1st page, slightly affects art.
    • Label #1D20DA-059
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    • Cover detached, first and last pages coming loose at staples.

    Cover art by Frank Harry. Wanted by Hitler, Dead or Alive, script by William Moulton Marston, art by Frank Godwin; Diana Prince is sitting at her desk one day when a woman enters, posing as a reporter, and asks very personal questions about Wonder Woman; Sensing something is wrong, Diana refuses to answer questions, but Steve Trevor is taken in, not realizing the woman is a Nazi agent, Fausta Grables; She eventually steals Wonder Woman's costume and poses as her for an Army benefit show. The Haunted Tank starring Ghost Patrol, script by Ted Udall, art by Frank Harry. They Wind Up in the Doghouse starring Black Pirate and Son, script by Ted Udall, art by Sheldon Moldoff. Covered Caravan--Minute Movies, script and art by Ed Wheelan. Mutt and Jeff strips, script and art by Al Smith [signed as Bud Fisher]. Handsome John Riley.... starring Green Lantern, script by Bill Finger, art by Jon Chester Kozlak. The Story Behind the Bellyache starring Wildcat / comic story, script by Bill Finger, art by Irwin Hasen. Punk Junk starring Red, White and Blue, script by Ted Udall, art by Joe Gallagher. The City on Wheels starring The Flash, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Lou Ferstadt [signed as E. E. Hibbard]. Superman by George Lowther article. 96 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #40
    Comics on Parade (1938) 40
    • 4 1/2 cumulative spine split. 4 inner wraps detached. Cover detached.
  • Issue #73
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 73
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    • INCOMPLETE. First wrap and several center wraps missing, affects art and story (Crimson Avengers story missing).
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    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing, affects art and story. Five center wraps detached at single center staple.
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    • Front and back cover ONLY.

    Cover art by Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, and George Roussos. The Scarecrow Returns starring Batman, Robin, and The Scarecrow, script by Don Cameron, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos. The Saga of the Little Tin Box starring The Boy Commandos, script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon. Stamps: The Amazon text article. The Old-Fashioned Crimes starring The Crimson Avenger, script and pencils by Jack Lehti, inks by Charles Paris. Corpse Cove starring Spy, art by Chuck Winter. Sole Witness text story by Eric Carter. The Final Round starring Air Wave, pencils by Harris Levy (as Lee Harris), inks by Charles Paris. The Histrionic Hoodlums starring Slam Bradley, art by Howard Sherman. 64 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 28 #3
    Dime Mystery Magazine (1932-1950 Dime Mystery Book Magazine - Popular) Pulp Vol. 28 #3
    • 3 1/2" Cumulative spine split.
  • Vol. 1 #3
    Exciting Navy Stories (1942-1943 Standard Magazines) Pulp Vol. 1 #3
    • 3" Cumulative spine split.
  • Issue #104
    Famous Funnies (1934) 104

    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; "Mescal Ike" by S. L. Huntley and Art Huhta; "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; and "Chief Wahoo" by Allen Saunders and Elmer Woggon. "North Bay Roleo" text story by Jack M. Greene. Activity pages by A. W. Nugent. 68 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 5 #3
    Fantastic Adventures (1939-1953 Ziff-Davis Publishing) Pulp Vol. 5 #3
    • 2" Cumulative spine split.

    March 1943. Cover by Robert Gibson Jones. Stories by Dwight V. Swain "Drummers of Daugavo", William P. McGivern (as "P. F. Costello"), H. B. Carleton, Clee Garson, William P. McGivern (as himself), Robert Bloch "The Chance of a Ghost", Leroy Yerxa (as "Elroy Arno"), David Wright O'Brien (as "John York Cabot"), Leslie Owen, and Robert Bloch -as (Tarleton Fiske) "The Black Brain". Back cover painting by Frank R. Paul. Illustrations by Jay Jackson, Magarian, A. K. Bilder, R. G. Jones, J. Allen St. John, and Rod Ruth. 7-in. x 9.75-in.; black and white; 244 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 25 #1
    G-Men Detective (1935-1953 Standard Magazines) Pulp Vol. 25 #1
  • Issue #7
    Green Lantern (1941-1949 Golden Age) 7
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack
    • Label #2005572015
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($13.50) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • 2" cumulative spine split (taped). Water damage.

    Cover art by Martin Nodell. The Wizard of Odds: Part 1 starring Green Lantern, script by Bill Finger, art by Martin Nodell; While on leave from the Army, Alan and Doiby run into a weird time traveler from the year 3042, whose ability to win big in all forms of gambling mystifies Green Lantern, but interests a criminal gang. The Wizard of Odds: Part 2. Mutt and Jeff humor two-pager by Al Smith [signed as Bud Fisher]. The Wizard of Odds: Part 3. The Flying Nursemaid text story starring Hop Harrigan. The Wizard of Odds: Part 4. 60 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Heroic Comics (1940) 17
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    • Paper: Off white
    • File Copy. Top 2 graded.
    • Label #0914056001

    Cover by R. Webster. Stories and art by Stephen Douglas, E. Demby, Alan Mandel, Dan Barry, Charles Bruno, Harry G. Peter, Ben Thompson and Bill Everett. Superhero comics from Famous Funnies, featuring some of the stranger heroes of the Golden Age. Hydroman and Rainbow Boy battle The Red Scorpion; A true war story featuring early art by future Flash Gordon artist Dan Barry; Man O' Metal investigates the murder of a millionaire. Also featuring a Rainbow Boy story promoting War Bonds, a WWII fundraising effort. Rainbow Boy, Music Master and Man o' Metal were all listed in Jon Morris's 2015 book The League of Regrettable Superheroes. Outstanding Hero of the War; Hydroman; The Music Master; Rainbow Boy; 18 Karat Heroes; Man O' Metal; He Learned It Well; Flyin' Jenny. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Human Torch Comics (1940) 11
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • 3 tiny pieces of tape on interior cover & 1 on centerfold. FROM THE PERSONAL COLLECTION OF FRANK BRUNNER.
    • Label #31D06F-021

    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Blackout for Doom starring the Human Torch, pencils by Harry Sahle; Undercover Nazi agents are handed a golden opportunity when the US military comes up with a plan to demonstrate the possibility of a Nazi air raid on New York city; The brass wants the planes to only use dummy shells, but the Nazi agents substitute live ammo for them. Ad for the Spring, 1943 issue of Sub-Mariner Comics. Mystery of the Blue Diamond starring the Human Torch, pencils by Harry Sahle; A Nazi mastermind manages to steal the Puff Gun, an invention of Philo Baker, which causes objects it's beam touches to vanish in a puff of smoke. Ad for Marvel Mystery Comics. Hitler's Hoax! starring the Sub-Mariner, art by Carl Pfeufer. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (1941 Dell) 17
    • Centerfold detached at single center staple.
    • Cover detached.
  • Issue #44
    Magic Comics (1939) 44
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    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing, affects art and story. 2-1/2" cumulative spine split. Tape on cover.

    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. The cover references Victory Bonds, a WWII war-bond program; Romance of Flying focuses on B-17 bombers, known as "Flying Fortresses." 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 #3
    Picture Stories from the Bible (Old Testament) 3
    • 1" spine split from top of comic.
    • 1" spine split from top of comic.
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    Stories of Adam & Eve, Abraham and his sons, Deborah, Gideon, and Samuel. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Planet Comics (1940 Fiction House) 23
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split. Centerfold detached and held in with tape.

    Cover art by Dan Zolnerowich. Mars, God of War story, art by Joe Doolin. Reef Ryan story. Star Pirate story, art by George Appel. Gale Allen and the Girl Squadron story, art by Art Saaf. Will Earth Be Invaded? text story. The Lost World story, art by Pagsilang Rey Isip. 100 Years After, art by Lee Elias. Auro Lord of Jupiter, art by Rafael Astarita. Norge Benson story, art by Fran Deitrick. Flint Baker story, art by Joe Doolin. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 12 #4
    Private Detective Stories (1937-1950 Trojan Publishing) Pulp Vol. 12 #4
    • 3 1/4" Cumulative spine split.
  • Issue #29
    Prize Comics (1940) 29
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    • 4" cumulative spine split (chew).

    Cover art by Jack Binder. Untitled stories starring Ted O'Neil, Buck Sanders (art by Munson Paddock), Frankenstein (script and art by Dick Briefer), General and the Corporal (script and art by Ken Browne), Green Lama (script by Ken Crossen, art by Jack Binder), Black Owl (art by Jack Binder), and Dr. Frost (art by Maurice Gutwirth). A bus, travelling down the main stem starring Yank and Doodle, art by Paul Norris. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 28 #3
    Sky Fighters (1932-1950 Standard) Pulp Vol. 28 #3
    • 4.5" Cumulative spine split.
  • Vol. 1 #3
    Speed Detective (1943-1947 Trojan-Arrow Publishing) Pulp Vol. 1 #3
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split. Missing back cover.
  • Vol. 1 #3
    Speed Mystery (1943-1946 Trojan-Arrow) Pulp Vol. 1 #3
    • 1" spine split from top. Heavy tearing on back cover (taped from interior).
  • Issue #11
    Super Magician Comics Vol. 1 (1941) 11
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    • Centerfold detached.
  • Issue #21
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 21
    • Paint on front cover and first page., cover detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Jack Burnley. The Four Gangleaders, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster]; After a run-in with four notorious underworld gang leaders (one of them being killed in the process), Lois decides to write a series of articles exposing them. The Robber Knight, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Joe Shuster, inks by George Roussos [Joe Shuster]; When Lois Lane is arrested for wearing a stolen mink coat from Lacey's Department Store, Clark Kent learns that a former employee from Lacey's sold it to her. Goofy Invention text story by Wally Walker. The Ghost of Superman, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Peter Riss [as Joe Shuster]. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 46 #3
    Thrilling Detective (1931-1953 Standard) Pulp Vol. 46 #3
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Amateur piece fill.
  • Vol. 20 #2
    Thrilling Mystery (1935-1947 Standard) Pulp Vol. 20 #2
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    • Trimmed
    • Trimmed.

    March, 1943. Green Ghost story 'The Case of the Clumsy Cat' by G.T. Fleming-Roberts. Also includes stories from Norman A. Daniels, Ted Couglan, Steart Toland, John L. Benton, Ted Stratton. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 39 #6
    True Detective (1924-1995 MacFadden) True Crime Magazine Vol. 39 #6
    • 1/2" cumulative spine split.
  • Issue #30
    Walt Disney's Comics and Stories (1940 Dell/Gold Key/Gladstone) 30
    • Cover and centerfold detached. 5 1/4" cumulative spine split.
  • Vol. 36 #10
    Weird Tales (1923-1954 Popular Fiction) Pulp 1st Series Vol. 36 #10
    • 2" Cumulative spine split (partially taped).

    Volume 36, Issue 10 - March 1943. 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 $0.15.

  • Issue #31
    Wings Comics (1940) 31
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    • Cover detached at center (only) staple.

    Cover by Gene Fawcette. Edited by Dana E. Dutch and Gene Fawcette. Stories and art by George Appel, Bob Lubbers, Joe Doolin, Gene Fawcette, Lily Renee, Art Saaf and Al Walker. Aviation-themed adventure, combat and history tales from pioneering comics publisher Fiction House. Captain Wings smokes out a Nazi spy in the RAF; The Skull Squad discovers the identity of the mysterious Allied ace The Gray Ghost; Pioneering female cartoonist Lily Renee takes over the art for the Agent Jane Martin series. Also featuring model airplane tips and aircraft drawings submitted by readers. Skull Squad; Jane Martin; Clipper Kirk; Captain Wings; Suicide Smith; Wing Tips; Zero Bait; Monsoon Mission; Yank Aces of World War II; Greasemonkey Griffin. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.