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Comic books January 1944

  • Vol. 23 #2
    10 Story Western Magazine (1936-1954 Popular) Pulp Vol. 23 #2

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  • Vol. 9 #3
    10-Story Detective Magaizine (1938-1949 Ace Magazines) Pulp Vol. 9 #3

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  • Vol. 10 #3
    44 Western Magazine (1937-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 10 #3

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  • Issue #1
    4Most Vol. 3 (1944) Four Most 1
    • INCOMPLETE. Multiple ad pages missing, does not interrupt art or story.

    Cover by Al Plastino. Stories and art by Ray Gill, George Kapitan, Jim Wilcox, Harold DeLay, and John Jordan. Sometimes listed as 4Most #9. Four different stories featuring clean-cut teen heroes of the 1940s from Novelty Press. Dick Cole and his pals encounter Nazi war criminals that have escaped from a prison train wreck near Farr Academy. Li'l Abner-like Danl Flannel enters Homespun Center's Hawg Call Contest, where he must defeat Bull Voice Barclay. Edison Bell gets to use his Rocket Sled during a Christmas trip to mountain man King Robinson's Island. Edison Bell tells young readers how to make animal feeders; sadly, he does not reveal the schematics of the Rocket Sled. Dick Cole; Danl Flannel; A Splotch of Red; Edison Bell; The Cadet. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #82
    Ace Comics (1937) 82
    • Cover detached.

    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.

  • Vol. 7 #4
    Ace-High Western Stories (1940-1951 Fictioneers) Vol. 7 #4

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  • Issue #68
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 68
    Published Jan 1944 by DC.
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Staple replaced and reinforced.
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    • 1" Cumulative spine split, cover coming loose at single center staple.

    Cover art by Wayne Boring and Ed Dobrotka. Superman Meets Susie, script by Don Cameron (signed as Jerry Siegel), pencils by Ira Yarbrough (signed as Joe Shuster), inks by Stan Kaye. The Duke Goes to the Dogs starring Vigilante, pencils by Mort Meskin (as Mort Morton Jr.), inks by Joe Kubert. The Ancient Incas starring Congo Bill, art by Edwin Smalle. Super Sleuth McFooey, art by Jack Farr. Between Dishonor and Death starring Americommando, script by Joseph Greene, art by Bernard Baily. The Picture that Walked starring Zatara. 60 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 110 #3
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular) Pulp Vol. 110 #3

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  • Issue #89
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 89

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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby. Prisoner Of His Dreams, script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon; Archibald Shelby has the uncanny ability to plan perfect crimes while he sleeps, and a gang of criminals decide to use that ability to their advantage! The Case of the Curious Crossroad starring Genius Jones, script by Alfred Bester, art by Stan Kaye. The Golden Horseshoe starring Shining Knight, script by Joe Samachson, art by Louis Cazeneuve. The Plundering Planets! starring Starman, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Emil Gershwin. Fisherman's Fortune starring Manhunter, pencils by Pierce Rice. Trouble in Three-Quarter Time starring Mike Gibbs, Guerilla, script by Joe Samachson, art by Irving Tirman. 60 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Air Ace Vol. 2 (1945) 1

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  • Issue #4
    Air Fighters Comics Vol. 2 (1943-1945) 4
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    • INCOMPLETE. Piece missing from first page. Slightly interrupts art and story.

    Edited by Ed Cronin. Cover by Fred Kida. Stories by Bob Fujitani, Tony DiPreta, Bill Fraccio, Ray Berry, and Bob Fujitani. Heroic action stories of war and airborne adventure—these are Air Fighters Comics! 68 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #55
    All American Comics (1939) 55
    • Paper: Off white
    • Hawkeye Pedigree.
    • Label #0046077007
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    Cover art by Paul Reinman. The Riddle of the Runaway Trolley starring Green Lantern, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Paul Reinman, inks by Sam Burlockoff; A trolley operator's last day on the job proves rather exciting as crooks hijack the trolley to commit a burglary. The Criminal Clocks starring The Atom, script by Joseph Greene, art by Joe Gallagher. Riddle of the Blazing Dummy starring Dr. Mid-Nite, script by Joseph Greene, art by Stan Aschmeier. The Impossible Isle starring Hop Harrigan, script and art by Jon L. Blummer. The Professor Returns starring Scribbly and the Red Tornado, script and art by Sheldon Mayer. Crooked Coconuts starring Red, White and Blue, art by Joe Gallagher. 60 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    All Winners Comics (1941) 11

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Sky Demons Over America starring The Human Torch, pencils by Al Bellman, inks by George Klein; The Flaming Duo are ordered to discover what has been destroying U.S. defense plants, and they discover a monstrous Nazi boat plane called "Der-Tag", that can fly at an altitude of 60,000 feet! The Case of the Yellow Fire Monster starring Captain America, pencils by Vince Alascia, inks by Al Avison; Cap and Bucky must battle a gang of saboteurs that are using bowery derelicts and drugging them to set mysterious fires in New York, and blaming them on an ancient Chinese fire-god. Terror In Tokyo starring Submariner, art by Jimmy Thompson. The Real Hitler starring The Destroyer, art by Fred Bell. The Mystery of the Ghost Killer--Let's Play Detective, script and art by Allen Bellman. The Three Chances of Cadet Cox starring The Whizzer, pencils by Don Rico, inks by Bob Oksner. 60 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    All-New Comics (1943) 6
    • Restored: B1
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scratch on front of case
    • Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover, tear seal, cover and centerfold reinforced. All three edges trimmed.
    • Label #0248071001
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    • INCOMPLETE. Missing first two wraps.
  • Issue #2
    All-Select Comics (1943) 2
    • Paper: Light tan to off white
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • Sliver of plastic trapped between inner well and outer slab (back cover).
    • Label #1271376001

    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Saboteurs In White, pencils by Vince Alascia, inks by Al Bellman; The Red Skull takes over a hospital so that he can use ambulances to transport saboteurs into munitions factories until Captain America and Bucky put a stop to his plans. Black Market Death starring the Human Torch, pencils by Bob Powell, inks by Al Bellman. The Case of the Walking Jeep starring Jeep Jones, art by Chic Stone. The Phony Tokyo starring Jap Buster Johnson, inks by Larry Antonette. The Horror of the Yellow Men starring Sub-Mariner. The Henry Wolfgang Case--Let's Play Detective, art by Al Bellman. 60 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 18 #1
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 18 #1

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    Jan 1944. Science fiction stories by William P. McGivern, Ross Rocklynne, P.F. Costello, Ed Earl Repp, Berkeley Livingston, and Gerald Vance. Illustrations by Ronald Clyne, Magarian, Robert Fuqua, and Julian S. Krupa. Cover by Fuqua. 7-in. x 10-in.; black and white; 208 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #8
    America's Best Comics (1942) 8

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    Cover by Alex Schomburg. "Evil At the Observatory"; Doc Strange vs. Klutz, Vilma, and Nazis. "The Zombie Ray"; Black Terror vs. Muller, Beltz, and Nazis. "Chinese Boy" text story by Charles Roberts. "The Deadly Dwarf"; Pyroman vs. The Dwarf and Nazis. "The Skywriting Murder"; Liberator vs. Nazis. "Snowbound" text story by Henry Hale. "The Stowaway Spy"; Lucky Lawrence vs. Nazis. 60 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 317 #2
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 317 #2

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  • Vol. 32 #5
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 32 #5

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    January, 1944. Volume 33, Issue 5. Trimmed pulp, 6.5-in. x 9.5-in.; black and white; 160 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #20
    Batman (1940) 20
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jan 1944 by DC.

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    Cover by Dick Sprang. "The Centuries of Crime!", script by Don Cameron, pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Jack Burnley and Ray Burnley (backgrounds); The Joker enlists the aid of a fraudulent scientist and swami, convincing them that they can successfully carry out their fleecing of victims: in the past and the future! Jerry the Jitterbug humor page by Henry Boltinoff. "The Trial of Titus Keyes!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson; Batman and Robin, figuring that the case in court against Titus Keyes is much too pat, investigate and discover the real culprit: the cell-mate of Keyes when he was in prison. One-page Hectic History story by Jack Farr. "The Lawmen of the Sea," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Jack Burnley and Ray Burnley (backgrounds); In the 2nd story of a series involving various police divisions, Batman and Robin team-up with the Harbor Patrol to track down harbor pirates! "Convoy Sighted" text story by Walt Abbot. "Bruce Wayne Loses the Guardianship of Dick Grayson!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson; One day a couple show up at the Wayne mansion claiming to be the Aunt and Uncle of Dick Grayson, and they successfully get custody of the boy. But Batman smells a rat when the couple call up Bruce Wayne and offer him the opportunity to "buy" Dick back! 60 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 6 #4
    Battle Birds (1940-1944 Fictioneers, Inc.) Pulp 2nd Series Vol. 6 #4
    • 2" Cumulative spine split.
  • Vol. 3 #1
    Beauty Parade (1941-1956 Harrison Publications) Vol. 3 #1

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  • Vol. 4 #11
    Best Western (1935-1949 Western Fiction/Interstate) Pulp 1st Series Vol. 4 #11

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  • Issue #42
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 42
    • Centerfold detached. Cover detached. 3" Spine split from bottom.
  • Issue #9
    Black Hood Comics (1943) 9

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    "Crime Goes To College," art by Clem Weisbecker; Professor Markov opens a Crime School for thugs, and the Black Hood gets a quick education and is sent to the corner. Archie ad. "The Case of the Medical Murderer," art by Clem Weisbecker; A hospital becomes the hideout for crime boss Killer Kane, and Dr. Walter Anthony thinks there should be a "pay-off" for helping in his escape. "The Crime-Confessors," art by Bob Fujitani; After several days of a violent flood, Bob Dickering and his girlfriend, Thelma Gordon, find refuge in an old church where several others have gathered too. "Is Germany's Secret Weapon a Rocket Plane?" text story. "The Little Crime That Wasn't There," pencils by Clem Weisbecker, inks by Pen Shumaker; A nephew wants to inherit his aunt and uncles wealth, and is willing to kill for it. "The Crooner and the Crooks," art by Bill Vigoda; Hank Heersatyer, the crooner, is kidnapped, and Dusty and Roy come to his rescue. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 26 #4
    Black Mask (1920-1951 Pro-Distributors/Popular) Black Mask Detective Pulp Vol. 26 #4

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  • Issue #29
    Blue Beetle (1939 Fox/Holyoke) 29
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    • Conserved
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Amateur Conservation Includes: Cover reinforced with glue.
    • Label #494-AA-004

    Untitled Blue Beetle story; the Beetle back behind German lines, masquerades as Fritz von Straff, who is masquerading as the Beetle. Untitled Ali Baba story; Young comic book fan 'Erbert meets the Blue Beetle who offers to take him to meet Ali Baba. AAF Bombers Based in India Raise Havoc With Japs in Burma article. The Case of the Kodiak Snap starring Durrand Draw, script by Montgomery Mulford, art by George Tukel. Untitled Blue Beetle story; on leave in New York, the Beetle gets involved with a case involving arsonists who leave no evidence. 1000 Fathoms Under the Sea! starring Deep-Sea Dawson, art by Gordon Fisher. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Blue Bolt Vol. 04 (1943) 6

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    Cover by Tom Gill. 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 #42. Former superhero Blue Bolt soars as an aviator hero in WWII. Blue Bolt meets Heinie - the rebellious German soldier who becomes his occasional sidekick - in North Africa, in a story with early art by future Flash Gordon artist Dan Barry. A classical composer's ghost uses psychic piano student Jerry to perform his lost symphony. A vintage activity page on how to build a model bomber. Dick Cole; I Fly For Vengeance, Part 3; Fearless Fellers: Buried Treasure!; Sergeant Spook; Old Cap Hawkins True Tales; A Good Job; Edison Bell; Edison Bell Bombs the Axis; Blue Bolt; Krisko & Jasper; Bluebolts and Nuts. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 78 #3
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp Vol. 78 #3

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  • Issue #144
    Bull of the Woods Calendar Page (1944) 144

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    Postcard style calendar page. Calender on front page. Cartoons on inside and Screw Machine Supply Co. ad on back. January 1944. J.R. Williams. Measures 6" x 9".

  • Issue #25
    Calling All Girls (1941-1949 Parents' Magazine) 1st Series 25

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    Stories and art by Sam Glankoff, Jack Sparling, Corrine Dillon, Mary Brinker Post, Helen Ciancimino, Dorothy Gordon, Betty Abbot, Adele de Leeuw, Louise Carlisle, Isabelle Corey, 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 Anna Novik, a teen forced to flee the Nazis during WWII. A profile of Patrice Munsel, the youngest singer to be featured at the Metropolitan Opera. A guide to all the hip "jive" slang phrases the kids were using in 1944, focusing on the early craze for Frank Sinatra. Judy Wing; A Girl from Norway; Kathy Saves Christmas; Date with the Opera; The Haunted Apartment; Youth Airs Its Views; Holiday Headliners in the Movies; The Mystery of the Thieving Spooks; Lets Talk Things Over; New Twists on Gifts; Half Pint of Courage; Beauty; It's Fun to Sew; Crocheted Sparklers; Christmas Quickies; Who Wants to Look Like a Kid Sister?; Are You Dreaming of a White Christmas?; Saving Face; Merry Christmas, with Love; Fun Foods for Holiday Parties; Jabberwocky and Jive; Queen of the Little Racket; The Victory Club; Girls in the News; Gadgets for Girls. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Captain Aero Comics Vol. 3 (1943) 13

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    Captain Aero Comics Vol. 3 No. 11, numbered 13 on the cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #34
    Captain America Comics (1941 Golden Age) 34

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    Includes: Syd Shores cover art; The Cult of the Assassins, Script by Zac Gabel, Pencils by Syd Shores, Inks by Vince Alascia; The Stage of Death, pencils by Vince Alascia; Greedy Grab text story; Invasion Mission, Pencils by Ken Bald; An Automatic Tommy Gun--Bucky Builds For Victory; The Mad Mole's Folly, Pencils by Jimmy Thompson, Inks by Al Gabriele; and Let's Play Detective story, pencils by Al Bellman. 60 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Captain Battle, Jr. (1943) 2

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    Cover by Don Rico. Stories and art by Basil Wolverton, Jack Cole, Kane Miller, Bob Wood, and Don Rico. Aviator hero Captain Battle Jr. carries on his father's battles against fascism in WWII Europe. The Green Claw returns with an army of robots to conquer the Earth, in a story by Plastic Man creator Jack Cole. Rhyming reporter Scoop Scuttle follows a lead, in a story by comics legend Basil Wolverton. Ranger Bill Wayne, better known as the Texas Terror, rides after cattle rustlers. The Man Who Didn't Believe in Ghosts!; Behind the Enemy Lines!; Code in Blood!; Scoop Scuttle; Slow Drawin' Fool; The Green Claw; Bill Wayne. Final issue of the series. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
    Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 31
    • Two center wraps detached at single center staple.
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    • Cover detached at single center staple.
  • Issue #15
    Captain Marvel Jr. (1942) 15
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    • 1" spine split from bottom.
  • Issue #16
    Captain Midnight (1942-1948) 16
    • Centerfold detached.
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    • Interior is complete. Front cover missing, back cover still attached.
  • Issue #JAN23.1944
    Chicago Sun Comic Book Section (Newspaper) JAN23.1944

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    This is the comic book section of the Chicago Sun newspaper from Sunday, January 23, 1944. Features "The Spirit" by Will Eisner cover story. Follow up stories include "Lady Luck" by Klaus Nordling, "Mr. Mystic" by S.R. Powell. Full color, newsprint, 10"x7.5"

  • Vol. 15 #8
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    Volume 15, Issue 8 - January 1944. 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.

  • Issue #1
    Classics Illustrated 017 The Deerslayer (1944) 1
    • Cover detached.
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split. Brittle. Mold.

    The Deerslayer, 1st Printing, Classics Comics. (HRN 16, 1/44). Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #6
    Cold Front Aerology SC (1944) 6

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    U.S. Navy Office of the Chief of Operations Aerology Series. Training booklet. 4 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in. Softcover 32 Pages B&W Text and Illustrations.

  • Vol. 5 #2
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  • Vol. 15 #5
    Complete Western Book Magazine (1933-1957 Newsstand) Pulp Vol. 15 #5

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  • Issue #1
    Cookin' Up Kitchen Dates (1944) Promo 1

    Pillsbury Flour Mills 1944 Giveaway. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in. 22 Pages Brown and Blue Text with Illustrations

  • Vol. 5 #1
    Crack Detective (1942-1949 Columbia) Pulp Vol. 5 #1

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  • Issue #31
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 31

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Alvin Hollingsworth, Dick Wood, Bob Montana, Dick Briefer, Bob Wood, and Charles Biro. The title that launched the crime comics genre, Crime Does Not Pay was noted for its violent pre-Code content and lurid tales of underworld life. Outlaws plan a high-dollar robbery in a Western tale with early art by pioneering African-American artist Alvin Hollingsworth. Small-time hoods encounter The Curse of the Hand, in a story with early art by Archie creator Bob Montana, or possibly Plastic Man creator Jack Cole. Don Costello collects heads from corpses, in a horrific tale with art by Dick Briefer. Crime Kings: The True Story of Jean Cavaillac; James O'Connor, Master of Jailbreak; Million Dollar Robbery; Two-Legged Rats -The Curse of the Hand; The Wrong Hero; The Horror Hobby; Smart Guy of Crime; Whodunnit? The Mystery of the Symphony of Death. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Daredevil Comics (1941 Lev Gleason) 21

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Charles Biro, Norman Maurer, Dick Wood, Bob Wood, Dick Hall, Jack Cole, and Dick Briefer. This early superhero title was one of the comics that made publisher Lev Gleason a major player during the Golden Age. A Nazi narrates the story of his own undoing by Daredevil and The Little Wise Guys. A reprint of the first appearance of villain The Claw, featuring art by Plastic Man creator Jack Cole, and a new introduction by Bob Wood. Teen inventor Dickie Dean's latest invention is a dinghy that can sink Nazi U-boats, in a story with art by Dick Briefer. Daredevil: The Confessions of a Nazi!; Sniffer: The King of Smell; Dickie Dean; Scoop Scuttle; The Pirate Prince; Do You Know...; The Claw. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #83
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 83

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    Cover art by Jack Burnley. Accidentally on Purpose starring Batman and Robin, script by Don Cameron, pencils by Jack Burnley (signed as Bob Kane), inks by George Roussos. Vanishing Needles starring Slam Bradley, art by Jack Farr. Eighth Column starring The Crimson Avenger, art by John Daly. The Message of the Moccasins starring Spy, art by Chuck Winter. The Case of the Runaway Plane starring Air Wave, script by Joe Samachson, art by George Roussos. The Triumph of Cholly the Chimp starring The Boy Commandos, script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon. 56 pgs. $0.10. 1st skinny Alfred. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 167 #3
    Detective Story Magazine (1915-1949 Street & Smith) Pulp 1st Series Vol. 167 #3

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  • Vol. 26 #2
    Detective Tales (1935-1953 Popular Publications) Pulp 2nd Series Vol. 26 #2

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