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Comic books December 1943

  • Vol. 23 #1
    10 Story Western Magazine (1936-1954 Popular) Pulp Vol. 23 #1

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  • Vol. 8 #2
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  • Issue #81
    Ace Comics (1937) 81

    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. Family Portraits strips, art by Norman Lynd. 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, art by A.D. Carter. Private Breger Abroad strips by Dave Breger. Curley Harper at Lakespur strips, art by Lyman Young. Barney Google strips, art by Billy DeBeck. 60 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #67
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 67
    Published Dec 1943 by DC.

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    Superman in "Make Way For Fate," the Vigilante in "The Academy of Musical Crime" (art by Mort Meskin and Joe Kubert), Super-Sleuth McFooey, Congo Bill in "Deep-Water Detective," Americommando in "The Secret of Shanghai Rose" (art by Bernard Baily), Zatara the Master Magician in "Mardi Gras Marauders!" 60 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 17 #6
    Action Stories (1921-1950 Fiction House) Pulp Vol. 17 #6
    • 3" Cumulative spine split/tear.

    Winter 1943. Cover by Norman Saunders. "Outcasts of the Sagelands" by Jay Karth, "Come A-Shootin1" by James P. Webb, "Boss of the S Bar B" by Chuck Martin, "Death is My Domain" (SF) by Joel Townsley Rogers, "Guns of Ghost Town" by William Heuman, "Three-Devil Mesa" by Ralph Yergen, "Gun-Damned" by Joe Austell Small, and "Nail "Em, Navy!" (Sports) by Curtis Bishop. A few interior illustrations. 7-in. x 9.75-in.; black and white; 128 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.20.

  • Dec 1943
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular) Pulp Dec 1943

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  • Issue #3
    Air Fighters Comics Vol. 2 (1943-1945) 3

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    Edited by Ed Cronin. Cover by Dan Barry. Stories by John Giunta, Tony DiPreta, Bob Fujitani, Carl G. Hodges, Bill Fraccio, Dan Barry, and Tony DiPreta. Heroic action stories of war and airborne adventure—these are Air Fighters Comics! 68 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 21 #3
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  • Vol. 5 #3
    Air War (1940-1945 Better) Pulp Vol. 5 #3

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  • Issue #54
    All American Comics (1939) 54

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    Cover art by Irwin Hasen. Crime Is an Art, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Paul Reinman, inks by Sam Burlockoff; Green Lantern and Doiby attempt to prevent the theft of rare art treasures being moved from a museum. Al Pratt's Disguise starring The Atom, script by Ted Udall, art by Joe Gallagher. The Man Who Defeated starring Dr. Mid-Nite, script by Charles Reizenstein, art by Stan Aschmeier. Trip to the Zoo starring Scribbly and the Red Tornado, script and art by Sheldon Mayer. Lightning Strikes starring Hop Harrigan, script and art by Jon L. Blummer. 60 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    All Funny Comics (1943) 1
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #2003949013

    Stories in this issue include: Penniless Palmer in "Case of the Purloined Producer" (Henry Boltinoff writer/artist); Two-Gun Percy in "Trouble in Malted Mesa" (Bernard Baily artist); Vitamin Vic in untitled story (Jack Farr writer/artist); Hayfoot Henry in "The Statues that Walked" (Alvin Schwartz writer, Stan Kaye artist); Hamilton and Egbert in an untitled story (Paul Fung artist); Buzzy in an untitled story (Alvin Schwartz writer, George Storm artist); Super-Sleuth McFooey in "Case #7050 The Uncanny Chatter Kidnapping Mystery at the Haunted House" (Jack Farr writer/artist); Dover and Clover in "The Doughnut Formula" (Henry Boltinoff writer/artist); and Genius Jones in "Shave and a Haircut ? 10 Cents." Cover art by Boltinoff. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 3 #5
    All Sports Magazine (1939-1951 Columbia Publications) Pulp Vol. 3 #5

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  • Issue #19
    All Star Comics (1940-1978) 19

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    Winter 1943. The Justice Society of America star in "The Crimes Set to Music!" Plot by Gardner Fox and Sheldom Mayer, script by Fox. Art by Joe Gallagher plus individual chapters featuring Starman (art by Stan Aschmeier), Johnny Thunder (art by Aschmeier), Doctor Fate (art by Aschmeier), the Atom (art by Gallagher), the Sandman and Sandy (art by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby), Dr. Mid-nite (art by Aschmeier), the Spectre (art by Bernard Baily), and Hawkman (art by Sheldon Moldoff). Wonder Woman appearance. Tootsie Roll back cover ad, "Captain Tootsie and the Great Jewel Robbery" by Rod Reed and C.C. Beck. 1+ page text story, "Hop Harrigan Over Torres Strait." Gallagher cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    All-Flash (1941) 13
    Published Dec 1943 by DC.

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    Written by Gardner F. Fox. Art and cover by Everett E. Hibbard. After reading an article in "Clamor" magazine, that makes the Flash seem less than a hero, the Scarlet Speedster decides to retire. Suddenly, crime runs rampant, believing that they have nothing to fear...that is until Muscleman appears on the scene. A giant Djinn appears on the scene to challenge Muscleman, and the new hero finds himself really outclassed. The Flash decides to come out of retirement to deal with the Djinn, but when he discovers the foe is a mechanized man, it only reinforces his sudden retirement. The King story, script by Gardner F. Fox, pencils by Paul Reinman, inks by Sam Burlockoff. Hop Harrigan text story by Evelyn Gaines. 60 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1943WINTER
    Amazing Stories Quarterly Reissue (1940-1951 Ziff-Davis) Collected Pulp 1943WINTER

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    All issues in this series consist of three remaindered/coverless copies of unsold Amazing Stories (not reprints) re-bound together by Ziff-Davis into a single thick volume with new outer cover art.

  • Issue #240
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  • Issue #1
    Archie (1943) 1

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    Cover by Bob Montana. Stories by Joe Edwards and unknown. Art by Bob Montana and Joe Edwards. Archie fantasizes as he writes Veronica an invitation to the prom. After asking Betty to the prom, he learns that Jughead mailed the letter. Veronica accepts the invitation and Archie has to juggle two dates at the prom in "Prom Pranks"! Plus, Cubby the Bear goes to get a bucket of water for his mom but encounters many distractions along the way in "That Old Oaken Bucket"! Also, Archie takes a train trip and causes lots of trouble for salesman Elmer Q. Pluggett in "Train Trouble"! Meanwhile, in order to be a bee-tective, Bumbie needs to find his first case in "Crime Wave In Bugland"! Plus, Archie is cooking pancakes when the air raid siren goes off in "Pancakes In a Blackout"! Also, Squoimy the Woim has written a poem for Annabelle, but that bully Moe Squito keeps trying to get her attention in "Roses Are Red"! And Judy Price, a new girl in town, invites Archie to her Christmas party, but she doesn't tell him she has a twin sister in "The Case of the Missing Mistletoe!" Plus, Speedy wants to win the race for the reputation of all rabbits everywhere, but he keeps getting distracted in the Judge Owl's Fables tale "Slow and Steady Wins the Race"! And Archie wants Jughead to substitute for an injured player in their hockey game, but Jughead just knows that he'll end up getting hurt in "Jughead's Day"! Plus: 2-page text story "That $$#":@!!! Telegram" by Scott Feldman. 60 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 317 #1
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 317 #1

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  • Vol. 3 #9
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  • Vol. 3 #2
    Army-Navy Flying Stories (1942-1945 Standard Magazines) Pulp Vol. 3 #2

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  • Vol. 4 #2
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  • Vol. 32 #4
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 32 #4

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    December, 1943. Volume 33, Issue 4. Cover by William Timmins. 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; black and white; 160 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #12
    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly (1943 Avon Book Company) 12

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  • Issue #0
    Baffling Detective Fact Cases (1943 Baffling Mysteries, Inc.) Pulp 0

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  • Issue #280
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    Published 1943 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #281
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    Published 1943 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #282
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    Published 1943 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #283
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    Published 1943 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #42
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  • Issue #43
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  • Issue #44
    Bestseller Mystery (1937-1958 American Mercury) Digest 44

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  • Issue #7
    Big Chief Wahoo (1942) 7
    • Cover oxidation.
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    Stories by Allen Saunders. Art by Elmer Woggon. Reprints of the comic strip, featuring wacky humor typical of its time. The Great Gusto seeks oil deposits; Wahoo fights two toughs with one hand behind his back; Wahoo is impressed with Gusto's new wartime position. Final issue of the series. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #41
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 41
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
  • Vol. 18 #1
    Black Book Detective Magazine (1933-1953 Newsstand/Hoffman/Ranger/Better) Pulp Vol. 18 #1
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split. Back cover and last page detached.

    Winter 1944. Cover by Rudolph Belarski. The Black Bat in "Markets of Treason" by "G. Wayman Jones" (Norman Daniels); "Bataan Blood" by Jean Francis Webb; "Props for Murder" by Dixon Wells; and "Murder by Matchlight" by Jack O'Brien. Pulp magazine format; black and white; 96 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    Blue Beetle (1939 Fox/Holyoke) 28
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    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split. Cover and two center wraps detached.

    Double Trouble Part 2; The Beetle has captured the Wunder Plant in Germany, but Fritz the fake Blue Beetle is still on the loose and has fooled Dan's new girlfriend Tina into helping him; meanwhile a German super bomber is attacking an American City. T'was the Night Before Christmas, art by Sid Lazarus. Untitled Boxie Weaver story, art by Morris Weiss. West to Japan fact page. Flying Dutchmen Raid an American City article. The Devil's Trill starring Durrand Draw, script by Montgomery Mulford, art by George Tukel. Blue Beetle Solves the Canadian Murders!, script by Montgomery Mulford; the Blue Beetle solves a double murder and quells a rebellion. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Blue Bolt Vol. 04 (1943) 5

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    Cover by Chu F. Hing. Stories and art by Dan Barry, John Giunta, Al Fagaly, Clarence E. Dickinson, Boyden Sparkes, Ray Gill, John Jordan, George Kapitan, Jim Wilcox, Henry C. Kiefer, Fred Bell, Harold DeLay, Jack A. Warren, and Eugene L. Pollock. Sometimes listed as Blue Bolt #41. Former superhero Blue Bolt soars as an aviator hero in WWII. Blue Bolt is trapped by the Nazis on Crete and aided by Greek guerrillas, in a story with early art by future Flash Gordon artist Dan Barry. Old Cap Hawkins tells the true story of the Doolittle Raid, aka "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo." Sergeant Spook inhabits a Santa Claus dummy to help save Christmas from gangsters. Dick Cole; I Fly For Vengeance, Part 2; Fearless Fellers; Sergeant Spook: Santas No Dummy; Old Cap Hawkins True Tales: The Billy Mitchell; Fast Away From Tripoli; Edison Bell; Edison Bells Victory X-Mas Tree; Blue Bolt: Trapped by the Nazis on Crete!; Krisko & Jasper. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Dec 1943
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp Dec 1943

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  • Vol. 6 #6
    Blue Ribbon Western (1937-1950 Columbia) Pulp Vol. 6 #6

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  • Issue #13
    Boy Comics (1942) 13

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Norman Maurer, Manny Stallman, Dick Briefer, Carmine Infantino, and Charles Biro. An anthology title from publisher Lev Gleason and his primary creator, Charles Biro, featuring teen hero Crimebuster and his nemesis Iron Jaw. Murderous thugs knock over a government shipment and acquire war documents that could benefit the Nazis. Yankee Longago encounters dinosaurs and cavemen, including a fire-breathing T-Rex years before Godzilla, featuring art by Dick Briefer. Teen Chinese guerrilla fighter Yung Chu Ching takes on Japanese forces during WWII, in a story with early art by comics legend Carmine Infantino. Crimebuster; Young Robin Hood; Boy Comics Hero of the Month; Daredevil Pays Us a Visit; Swoop Storm; Little Dynamite; Yankee Longago. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Boy Commandos (1942-1949 1st Series) 5
    • Only one staple (manufacturing).
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    • Centerfold detached at single center staple. Pieces of tape on front cover (interior and exterior).
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    • INCOMPLETE. First wrap and four center wraps missing. Interrupts art and story.

    World War II cover. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon. Assignment in Norway, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon; Jeanne and Sally of the Bomber Ferry Command fly new Bombers from the America to England to be used in the war. A Town to Remember, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon; a dead man masterminds a plot to save his fellow villagers from the Nazis. The Mysterious Mr Mulani, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon; the Commandos suspect Lt. Mulani of being a spy. Satan to See You, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon; in 1933 Gen. Krueg sold his soul for 10 years of fame and fortune. 60 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 54 #9
    Breezy Stories and Young's Magazine (1915-1949 C.H. Young) Pulp Vol. 54 #9

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  • Vol. 27 #6
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  • Issue #1243
    Bull of the Woods Calendar Page (1943) 1243

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    Postcard style calendar page. Calender on front page. Cartoons on inside and Screw Machine Supply Co. ad on back. December 1943. J.R. Williams. Measures 6" x 9".

  • Issue #24
    Calling All Girls (1941-1949 Parents' Magazine) 1st Series 24

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    Stories and art by Sam Glankoff, Jack Sparling, Corrine Dillon, Frank Godwin, Helen Ciancimino, Maxine Livingston, Eva-Lis Wuorio, Ruth Gagliardo, Stephanie O'Brien, Mary Wieand, Isabelle Corey, Lettie Gay, Elizabeth Nichols, Elena Chance, Jane Richards, Nancy Pepper, Alice Barr Grayson, and Margaret Sutton. A kids' anthology from the publishers of Parents Magazine, featuring stories, comics and advice aimed at 1940s teen girls. A comics biography of Betty Wason, war correspondent during WWII; A profile of child performer Twinkle Watts; A variety of fun vintage ads, including one for a collar that can be monogrammed with hip "jive" slang phrases like all the kids were using in 1943. Susan Says; Judy Wing; Reporter at War; Melting Pot Blues; All for One; The Haunted Apartment; New Books for You; Patterns for Parties; The Mystery of the Thieving Spooks; Lets Talk Things Over; Gifts from the Kitchen; When You're a Guest; Twinkle Twinkle Little Star; It's Fun to Sew; Gifts With and for Glamour; Thanks to the Movies; Date Dreaming with Donald O'Connor; Your Christmas Wish-Come-True; Wish He Were Taking Me!; Sergeant Little Bawk; The Victory Club; Girls in the News; Gadgets for Girls. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    Captain America Comics (1941 Golden Age) 33

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    Includes: Alex Schomburg cover art; Mother Wong, Pencils by Al Avison, Inks by Syd Shores; The Human Torch Meets the Japanese Beetle; Mission Accomplished text story; The Master of the Killer Mongoose; and The Symbol of Doom. 60 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 30
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    Cover by C.C. Beck. Stories by Otto Binder, Henry Perkins and unknown. Art by C.C. Beck, C.C. Beck staff and unknown. Billy is rescued by some Chinese boys and Captain Marvel flies off after Mr. Mind, who is attacking the Australian army with a spider-plane that shoots webs. The villain and his allies capture an Australian general, and force Captain Marvel to choose between saving the general or catching them in "The Monster Society of Evil Chapter 9: The Webs of Destruction!" by Otto Binder and C.C. Beck. Captain Marvel also stars in: "The $40,000,000 Denver Plot!" (Denver, Colo. city story); "The Modern Robinson Crusoe!" by Henry Perkins (plot), Otto Binder (script) and C.C. Beck staff; and "The Baron of Barracuda Bay!" Plus: Captain Kid in an untitled 2-pager. And: 2-page text story "You'll Know Me by My Smile!" by William Cole. 56 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Captain Marvel Jr. (1942) 14
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #1993747022
  • Issue #15
    Captain Midnight (1942-1948) 15

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  • Issue #22
    Catman Comics (1941) 22

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    Cover by Charles Quinlan. Stories and art by Charles Quinlan, Herman C. Browner, Jack Grogan, Jack Alderman, and C. R. Schaare. Sometimes listed as Cat-Man Comics Vol. 2 #9. The adventures of Cat-Man and other early superheroes from the Golden Age of comics. Kitten and Mickey, the sidekicks of Cat-Man and the Deacon also known as the Little Leaders, battle Japanese saboteurs. The Deacon and Mickey investigate a bank-robbing gang dressed as demons, and trace them back to the bank owners themselves. Blackout battles the Son of the Red Baron. Cat-Man & Kitten: Hands of Destiny; The Deacon: The Demons of Death; Ragman; Little Leaders; The Hood: The Cry of the Killer-Beasts; Blackout; Costly Curiosity; Venture into Rebellion. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 15 #7
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    Volume 15, Issue 7 - December 1943. Features creative stories, poems, rebuses, recipes, activities, crafts, science experiments, and health articles for children. 6-in. x 9-in. 52 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $0.15.