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Comic books April 1944

  • Issue #41
    Four Color (1942 Series 2) 41

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    Indicia title is "MOTHER GOOSE and NURSERY RHYME COMICS, No. 41." Cover art by Walt Kelly. Various nursery rhyme text/illustrations, including Rock-a-Bye Baby, There Was an Old Woman, Ding Dong Bell, Ride, Baby, Ride, Old King Cole, A Little Cockerel, Three Little Kittens, Little Boy Blue, The Cat and the Fiddle, The Little Sparrow, The North Wind, Sing a Song of Sixpence, A Dillar, A Dollar, Pussy Cat, Humpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill, Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush, and Hickory, Dickory, Dock. Art possibly by Arthur E. Jameson. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #42
    Four Color (1942 Series 2) 42

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    Indicia title is "TINY TIM, No. 42." Untitled Tiny Tim strips, scripts and art by Stanley Link. Tim and Dotty are working in a circus; The owner gives them a toy wind-up auto that's just their size. The circus hires a snake-charmer, but his snake escapes and chases Jitters the monkey. The circus is closing for the season and Tim, Dotty, and Jitters make the long trip back to their old home with Farmer Brown. Tim and Dotty expect to surprise the Browns when they arrive, but find they are waiting for them. Tim has a toothache; Tim and Dotty play hide 'n seek; Tim decides to put on a circus. Tim shows off his circus to Dotty. Prince cures Tim of telling tall tales. Tim and Dotty's toy car breaks down in the snow; Tim plays Santa Claus. Reprinted from Tiny Tim (News Syndicate Co.) newspaper strips from the 1930s. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #43
    Four Color (1942 Series 2) 43
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    Indicia title is "POPEYE, No. 43." Untitled Popeye/ Thimble Theatre strips. Poopdeck Pappy breaks a vase and tries to blame Swee'pea. Popeye has Wimpy write a love poem to Olive for him. Wimpy comes to mooch some food from Popeye's refrigerator. Swee'pea scares him off. Wimpy gets kicked out of a restaurant, but keeps going back in. Swee'pea is depressed, so Popeye has an artist paint "pitchers" for him. Popeye criticizes Olive's dancing. Popeye is jealous of Olive's dancing teacher. Popeye tries to make Wimpy think he's become dizzy after eating a huge mound of hamburgers. Wimpy tries to trick Popeye with a stuffed duck. Olive and Popeye sit on opposite sides of the room since they've both been eating onions. Reprints Thimble Theatre (King Features Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strips from the late 1930s and early 1940s. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 28 #1
    G-8 and His Battle Aces (1933-1944 Popular Publications) Vol. 28 #1

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  • Vol. 6 #2
    Gay Book Magazine (1933-1945 Gay Book) Vol. 6 #2

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  • Vol. 2 #3
    Gay Love Stories (1942-1960 Columbia Publications) Vol. 2 #3

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  • Issue #7
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  • Apr 2 1944
    Grit Story Section (c. 1916) Apr 2 1944

    April 2, 1944. The Grit "Story Section" was originally issued weekly as part of the Grit newspaper. Fiction stories by Howard Rigsby, Doris Hume, John G. Mills, Paul Ellerbe, W.H.B. Kent, and Jay Marsh. 8 1/4-in. x 11 1/2-in., 28 pages, black and white text with illustrations.

  • Apr 9 1944
    Grit Story Section (c. 1916) Apr 9 1944

    April 9, 1944. The Grit "Story Section" was originally issued weekly as part of the Grit newspaper. "Destination Unknown" by Richard Sale begins. Other fiction stories by Sgt. Herbert E. Smith, Ruth Aston, Doris Hume, Allen F. Herdman, Alma & Paul Ellerbe, and Madeline Corse. 8 1/4-in. x 11 1/2-in., 28 pages, black and white text with illustrations.

  • Apr 16 1944
    Grit Story Section (c. 1916) Apr 16 1944

    April 16, 1944. The Grit "Story Section" was originally issued weekly as part of the Grit newspaper. "Destination Unknown" by Richard Sale. Other fiction stories by Jane Bunker Lumley, Martha McMillen, Ruth Ayers, Doris Hume, and Jayne Bruce. 8 1/4-in. x 11 1/2-in., 32 pages, black and white text with illustrations.

  • Apr 23 1944
    Grit Story Section (c. 1916) Apr 23 1944

    April 23, 1944. The Grit "Story Section" was originally issued weekly as part of the Grit newspaper. Fiction stories by Clarence Budington Kelland (a Scattergood Baines story), Richard Sale, Vonceil McLendon, Allen F. Herdman, and Doris Hume. 8 1/4-in. x 11 1/2-in., 24 pages, black and white text with illustrations.

  • Apr 30 1944
    Grit Story Section (c. 1916) Apr 30 1944

    April 30, 1944. The Grit "Story Section" was originally issued weekly as part of the Grit newspaper. Fiction stories by Arch Whitehouse, Richard Sale, Charles Boeckman (aka Beckman) Jr, Maxine Curtis, and Doris Hume. 8 1/4-in. x 11 1/2-in., 24 pages, black and white text with illustrations.

  • Issue #7
    Ha Ha Comics (1943) 7
    Published Apr 1944 by ACG.

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    Stories by Martin W. Smith, Roy Donath and Lloyd Hartman. Art by Lynn Karp, Jim Tyer, Victor Pazmino, Ben Levin, Carl Wessler and Dan Gordon. Funny-animal mayhem from Creston, an imprint of independent publisher ACG. Bobby Braggs pals scheme to put an end to his insufferable boasting; Boogie Beaver doesnt believe a fortune-tellers warning to watch out for an accident; Goopie goes on a shopping spree after finding a winning lottery ticket, but Soupie has some bad news for him. Bobby Bragg; Pete Parrot, Rookie Policeman; Boogie Beaver; The Adventure of the Vitamin That Wasn't!; Tommy Tiger Learns a Lesson; Horatio the Sleuth; Two-Gun Gilly; Mickey Becomes a Giant; Jerry the Jeep; Goopie and Soupie; Ralph Rooster Crows Again; Whitey Weasel. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 3 #5
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    Volume 3, Issue 5 - April, 1944. Halt is a sincere attempt to bring humor and cheer to our vast Armed Forces and those on the home front whose efforts are pledged to win the war, and to present the humorous sides of the serious phases of our national war effort. 5.5" x 7.5", 64 pages, B&W.

  • Vol. 3 #3
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    Published 1944 (est.) by Fun Parade,Inc.

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    April, 1944. Volume 3, Issue 3. Humor Digest featuring jokes and cartoons. Marjorie Reynolds photo cover. 4 Cartoons by Vic Herman. Softcover Digest, side-stitched, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 68 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 3 #6
    Hollywood Detective (1942-1950 Culture Publications) Vol. 3 #6

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  • Issue #8
    Jingle Jangle Comics (1942) 8

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    Cover by Stephen Douglas. Stories and art by George Carlson, Ray Willner, Dave Tendlar, P. H. Webb, and Stephen Douglas. Kids' comics featuring the whimsical fables of beloved artist George Carlson, praised by Harlan Ellison as a "comic of the absurd." A Rajah and a Clothes-Pin search for an errant Sonata in a Pearl-Handled Coupe. Bingo and Glum reunite Sleeping Beauty with Prince Charming. A Moocher tricks Aunty Spry out of her chocolate cake, but she has the last laugh. Bingos Frolics in Fairytale Land; Jingle Jangle Tales: The Sea-Going Rajah and the Milk-Fed Fraction; Aunty Spry; Chauncey Chirp and Johnny Jay; Freddie Fish: Explorer; Hortense the Lovable Brat; Harry in Half Land; Waldo; Susie Spring and her Off-Spring. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Joker Comics (1942) 15

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  • Issue #62
    Jumbo Comics (1938) 62
    • 3" Cumulative spine split on cover. 8" Cumulative spine split on story pages. Cover detached. Centerfold detached.

    Cover by Art Saaf. Edited by Jerry Iger. Stories and art by Alex Blum, Arnold Hicks, and Robert Webb. An influential anthology starring jungle hero Sheena, featuring early art by legendary comics artists in the Eisner-Iger Shop. A wounded native woman warns Sheena about treasure hunters conspiring with rogue natives; After a car crash, a man catches a ride on the phantom bus that transports the deceased into the afterlife; Agent ZX-5 battles Nazis in occupied Holland. The Hawk; Weird Stories of the Supernatural; Sheena, Queen of the Jungle; Ghost Gallery; Midnight the Black Stallion; Star Spangled Bundle; ZX-5 Spies In Action; Inspector Dayton. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #52
    Jungle Comics (1940 Fiction House) 52

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    "Feast for The River Devils," art by Jim Mooney; Murderous con men lead a pair of archaeologists to the Khufu Temple where they plan to kill them; KaƤnga, Ann, and N'geeso rescue the archaeologists and the con men are killed in the fight. Untitled story, art by Richard Case; A forest fire threatens the lives of all the jungle animals; Simba rescues an orphaned leopard kitten and then battle crocodiles to enable the animals to cross the river to safety. Untitled story, art by Henry Kiefer; Wambi and his jungle friends recover a sacred treasure for the Karen-laos people. Untitled story, art by Richard Case; On an errand to invite Arab chiefs to a feast, Andy is framed for murder. Untitled story, art by Ruth Atkinson; Despite Tabu's warnings of the danger, two American scientists search for the white ape men. "Hunger Makes the Kill" text story. Untitled story, pencils by George Tuska; Three hunters meet with bad luck. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #96
    King Comics (1936) 96

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    Edited by Ruth Plumly Thompson (sometimes credited as Jo King). Stories and art by William Ritt, Clarence Gray, Fran Striker, Chic Young, Carl Anderson, Jack Burnley, Eddie Sullivan, Charlie Schmidt, Lee Falk, Ray Moore, Wilson McCoy, Bela Zaboly, George McManus, Otto Soglow, Charles Flanders, Ruth Plumly Thompson, Frank Miller, and Alex Raymond. Pioneering comics publisher David McKay presents an anthology series featuring reprints of King Features Syndicate comic strips. Mandrake the Magician investigates when red-haired women start disappearing; The Phantom seeks vanished geologists Lana and Greta Marshall. Brick Bradford; The Lone Ranger; The Phantom; Henry; Sport Features; Radio Patrol; Mandrake the Magician; Thimble Theatre; Flash Gordon; Bringing Up Father; The Little King; Barney Baxter in the Air; Blondie. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 21 #10
    Liberty (1924-1950 Macfadden) Vol. 21 #10

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  • Vol. 21 #16
    Liberty (1924-1950 Macfadden) Vol. 21 #16

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  • Vol. 21 #17
    Liberty (1924-1950 Macfadden) Vol. 21 #17

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  • Vol. 21 #18
    Liberty (1924-1950 Macfadden) Vol. 21 #18

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  • Vol. 21 #45
    Liberty (1924-1950 Macfadden) Vol. 21 #45

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  • Apr 3 1944
    Life (1936) Apr 3 1944
    Life (1936) Apr 3 1944
    Published Apr 1944 by Clair Maxwell.
    • Rusty staples and centerfold detached.

    April 3, 1944. Classic weekly news/photo magazine. In this issue: oil drilling; city dogs; Floyd Davis painting; 10.5-in. x 13.75-in.; partial color; 132 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Apr 10 1944
    Life (1936) Apr 10 1944
    Life (1936) Apr 10 1944
    Published Apr 1944 by Clair Maxwell.
    • Rusty staples and centerfold detached.

    April 10, 1944. Classic weekly news/photo magazine. In this issue: air marshal Arthur T. Harris; dyslexia; Farouk I, King of Egypt; and more. 10.5-in. x 13.75-in.; partial color; 124 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Apr 24 1944
    Life (1936) Apr 24 1944
    Life (1936) Apr 24 1944
    Published Apr 1944 by Clair Maxwell.
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    April 24, 1944. Classic weekly news/photo magazine. In this issue: queen Elizabeth at 18; spring 1944 photographic essay; Earl Warren; American composers; and more. 10.5-in. x 13.75-in.; partial color; 128 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (1941 Dell) 30

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  • Vol. 22 #3
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  • Vol. 12 #4
    Love Short Stories (1940-1955 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 12 #4

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  • Vol. 188 #1
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  • Vol. 188 #2
    Love Story Magazine (1921-1954 Street and Smith/Popular) Pulp Vol. 188 #2

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  • Issue #57
    Magic Comics (1939) 57

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    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. A profile of legendary baseball player Babe Ruth; Mandrake closes in on the hide-out of the rumor factory. 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. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #54
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 54

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Human Torch untitled story, script by Charles Nicholas, inks by Al Gabriele. Devil's Playground starring Sub-Mariner, art by Jimmy Thompson. Terry Vance untitled story, art by Bob Oskner. Patriot untitled story, art by Al Gabriele. Masked Murder starring Miss America, script by Otto Binder, art by Charles Nicholas. Angel untitled story, art by Gustav Schrotter. 60 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #49
    Master Comics (1940 Fawcett) 49

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  • Issue #28
    Military Comics (1941) 28

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    Cover art by Alex Kotzky. Dungeon of Doom starring Blackhawk, pencils by John Cassone, inks by Alex Kotzky. Untitled stories starring Death Patrol (art by Jack Cole as Ralph Johns), Sniper (art by Vernon Henkel), and Private Dogtag (script and art by Bart Tumey). This Is a Story of Courage featuring P.T. Boat. The Rise and Fall of Mussolini featuring Secret War News, script and art by Fred Guardineer. 60 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #96
    More Fun Comics (1935) 96
    Published Apr 1944 by DC.

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    Cover by Cliff Young. "The Weather Prophet" starring Green Arrow, pencils by Cliff Young, inks by Steve Brodie; Timer spends his time in jail studying the weather and then uses it to plot crimes. "The Rains Came" one-pager starring Nervy Joe, script and art by Jerry Robinson. "T Watts, Miracle Man!," pencils by Mort Meskin (as Mort Morton, Jr.), inks by Charles Paris; Johnny Quick and Tubby visit the Yucatan where Tubby is mistaken for the reincarnation of a Mayan god. "Forgotten Magic," script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Jon Chester Kozlak; The Wizard responsible for Dr. Fate's powers loses his own temporarily, so Fate does too - but he still has to rescue a bunch of miners trapped in a cave-in. "Champion in War" starring Aquaman, script by Joe Samachson, art by Louis Cazeneuve. "The Man Who Had Too Much" starring Dover and Clover, script by Whitney Ellsworth, art by Henry Boltinoff. Fight Paper Waste- And Hang One on the Paper Hanger From Berlin public service announcement starring Superman, art by George Roussos. "Publicity Hound" starring the Spectre, art by Bernard Baily; Percy hires a press agent to puff up his reputation, then stages several "crimes" that he wraps up to make himself look even better. 60 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #41
    National Comics (1940) 41

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    Cover art by Alex Kotzky. Untitled stories starring Uncle Sam (art by Art Seymour), Windy Breeze (script and art by Jack Cole), Destroyer 171, and The Unknown (art by Rudy Palais). Three Black Cats starring Quicksilver, script and art by Fred Guardineer. The Mysterious Raja Yashi starring Sally O'Neil Policewoman, art by Al Bryant. Vern Ross Still At Large!! starring Chic Carter, script and art by Vernon Henkel. Case No. 15: The Loyal Defense Worker starring G-2, art by Don Rico. 60 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #86
    New Funnies (1942 TV Funnies) 86

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  • Vol. 9 #1
    New Love Magazine (1941-1954 Popular Publications) Vol. 9 #1

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  • Issue #10
    Our Gang Comics (1943 Dell) 10

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  • Vol. 43 #2
    Phantom Detective (1933-1953 Standard Magazines) Pulp Vol. 43 #2

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  • Vol. 15 #9
    Pic Magazine (1937) Vol. 15 #9
    Published Apr 1944 by Street & Smith.

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    Volume 15, Issue 9 - April 1944. Vintage photo magazine featuring Reader submitted photographs, and pictorials focusing on Sports, Celebrities, Controversies, and Fashions of the time. Rita Hayworth article and pictorial. 10-in. x 13 1/2-in., 52 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Police Comics (1941) 29
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Minor side edge cracks
    • Label #0754049010

    Cover by Jack Cole. "Death in Derlin's Castle," script and art by Jack Cole; Plastic Man investigates the murder of a treasury agent. "The Curse of Cain;" Destiny, with many experiences under his belt, begins to use his power more proactively to prevent the murders to which he is drawn. "The Crime Crumpler" starring Flatfoot Burns, art by Milt Stein. "The Deathless Brain of Tony Conroy" starring the Manhunter; Dr. Sims has invented a serum that can keep the brain alive and needs but a test subject; Just then, two thugs come in with the body of a bullet-ridden gangster, who dies on the table. "Death Fog" text story starring Dick Mace. "The Nefarious Nola" starring The Human Bomb, art by Mort Leav; For better or worse, Hustace becomes Roy's assistant in the new Lincoln-Throckmorton Laboratory. "Sloozy Slime" one-page story starring Burp the Twerp, script and art by Jack Cole. "The Silk District Beat" starring The Spirit, script and art by Will Eisner. 60 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #98
    Popular Comics (1936) 98

    Comic strip reprints. Features include Smokey Stover, Smilin' Jack, Terry and the Pirates, Dr. Bobbs, Felix the Cat, Polly and Her Pals, Gasoline Alley, Toots and Casper, Lew Loyal, the Gumps, and others. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 26 #3
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  • Vol. 144 #4
    Popular Science (1872) Vol. 144 #4

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    Volume 144, Issue 4 - April 1944. Featured article on "What Ship is This?" and "Walt Disney Cartoon Insignia for our Air Combat Units" Also includes articles on automobile, home, and workshop upkeep projects. 6 1/2-in. x 9 1/2-in., 224 pages, PC/PB&W Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 14 #5
    Private Detective Stories (1937-1950 Trojan Publishing) Pulp Vol. 14 #5

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