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Comic books May 1944

  • Vol. 24 #2
    10 Story Western Magazine (1936-1954 Popular) Pulp Vol. 24 #2

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  • Vol. 10 #1
    10-Story Detective Magaizine (1938-1949 Ace Magazines) Pulp Vol. 10 #1

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  • Vol. 11 #1
    44 Western Magazine (1937-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 11 #1

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  • Issue #86
    Ace Comics (1937) 86

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    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. Private Breger Abroad strips by Dave Breger. Curley Harper at Lakespur strips, art by Lyman Young. Barney Google strips, art by Billy DeBeck. Just Kids strips by A.D. Carter. Captain Tootsie ad, script by Rod Reed, art by C. C. Beck 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 9 #12
    Ace G-Man Stories (1936-1943 Popular Publications) Canadian Edition Vol. 9 #12

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  • Vol. 8 #2
    Ace-High Western Stories (1940-1951 Fictioneers) Vol. 8 #2

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  • Issue #72
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 72
    Published May 1944 by DC.

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    Cover art by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye. Superman and the Super-Movers, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Joe Shuster, inks by George Roussos. The Guns of Killer Haines, pencils by Mort Meskin. Super Sleuth McFooey, script and art by Jack Farr. Be A Magician! Turn Waste Paper Into War Weapons public service announcement, art by George Roussos. Choose Your Weapon starring Congo Bill, art by Edwin Smalle. Cargoes of Death starring Americommando, script by Joseph Greene, art by Bernard Baily. Magic Knights starring Zatara. 60 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • May 1944
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular) Pulp May 1944

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  • Issue #91
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 91

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    Courage a la Carte, pencils by Gil Kane [as Jack Kirby], inks credited to Joe Simon; When Sandman learns that crooks he is unsuccessfully battling are hypnotized into battling far beyond their means, he soon teaches the villains that hypnotism can be a double-edged sword! The Affair of the Unhappy Hercules starring Genius Jones, art by Stan Kaye. Daze of the Knight starring the Shining Knight, art by Louis Cazeneuve. The Rising Star of Johnny Teach starring Starman, script by Don Cameron, pencils by Emil Gershwin, inks by Sam Citron. Treasure Is Where You Take It starring Manhunter, script by Joe Samachson, pencils by Jim Mooney, inks by Charles Paris. The Return of Ghenghis Khan starring Mike Gibbs, Guerilla, script by Joe Samachson, art by Maurice del Burgo. 60 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Air Ace Vol. 2 (1945) 3

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  • Vol. 22 #2
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  • Issue #8
    All-New Comics (1943) 8

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  • Vol. 18 #3
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 18 #3

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    May 1944. Science fiction stories by Ray bradbury ("I, Rocket"), Edmond Hamilton, David V. Reed, Helmar Lewis, Emil Petaja, and Berkeley Livingston. Illustrations by Hadden, Arnold Kohn, Lew Meyer, Brady, Malcolm Smith, Julian S. Krupa, and Robert Fuqua. Cover by St. John. 7" x 10"; black and white; 210 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #245
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  • Vol. 318 #2
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 318 #2

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  • Vol. 4 #2
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  • Vol. 33 #3
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 33 #3

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    Volume 33 Issue 3 - May, 1944. Cover by William Timmins. Science Fiction and adventure stories, this issue features "Latent Image" by Wesley Long. 5.5-in. x 7.5-in., 160 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #6
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    Issue 6 - "Rattle His Bones". Softcover Digest, 5" x 7.5", 128 pages, B&W, text only. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #17
    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly (1943 Avon Book Company) 17
    • 2" Spine split from bottom.

    Issue 17, 1944 - "Stories by Thomas Wolfe". Squarebound, 5" x 7.5", 136 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #22
    Batman (1940) 22
    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1944 by DC.

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    Cover by Dick Sprang. "The Duped Domestics!", script by Alvin Schwartz, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson; Alfred is in love, and to impress the fair maid he has designs on, he poses as the Batman, unaware that his "girl" is actually the Catwoman in disguise! "Dick Grayson, Telegraph Boy!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane), inks by Jerry Robinson; A cleaver gangster and his gang use a powerful telescope to look in on various places of interest, like banks and museums, and discover which places they can carry out profitable heists. 1-page Private Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "Conversational Clue!", script by Mort Weisinger, art by Jerry Robinson; Overhearing an accidental conversation in the library, Alfred decides to follow it up and it leads him into a life and death situation for him unless he can put the practices into play that he has learned from Batman. 1-page Judge Jollopy story by Jack Farr. Waste Paper Has Become a Weapon of War! public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Jerry Robinson. "Deduct a Murder" text story by Walt Cochrane. "The Cavalier Rides Again!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Charles Paris; The Cavalier, still smarting from his previous encounter with the Caped Crusaders, taunts his foes once more as he seeks to add the Meerbrandt model of the Magi Diamond to his "Chamber of Prizes." 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 6 #6
    Battle Birds (1940-1944 Fictioneers, Inc.) Pulp 2nd Series Vol. 6 #6

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  • Issue #302
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    Published 1944 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #303
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    Published 1944 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #304
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    Published 1944 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #305
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    Published 1944 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Vol. 3 #3
    Beauty Parade (1941-1956 Harrison Publications) Vol. 3 #3

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  • Issue #49
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  • Issue #12
    Black Cat Detective Series (1943-1947 Crestwood) Digest 12

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    Volume 12, 1st Printing - "6 Were to Die" by Kirk Wales. Softcover, 5" x 7.5", 120 pages, B&W, text only. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 26 #6
    Black Mask (1920-1951 Pro-Distributors/Popular) Black Mask Detective Pulp Vol. 26 #6

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  • Issue #6
    Black Terror (1942 Better Publications) 6
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    • Centerfold detached. Cover reinforced with tape at staple.

    Edited by Ned L. Pines. Cover by Alex Schomburg. Stories by Richard Hughes, Tex Mumford, and Al Camy. Action-packed tales featuring such characters as the Crime Crushers and the Black Terror, a super strong super-hero. 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Black Terror (1942 Better Publications) 10

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    Edited by Ned L. Pines. Cover by Alex Schomburg. Stories by Richard Hughes, Capt. Kerry McRoberts, Bob Stanwood, Al Camy, and Drew Coleman. Action-packed tales featuring such characters as Jimmy Cole, Boy Sleuth and the Black Terror, a super strong super-hero. 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Blue Bolt Vol. 04 (1943) 10

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    Cover by Tom Gill. Stories and art by Ray Gill, John Jordan, Jim Wilcox, Henry C. Kiefer, Harold DeLay, Milt Hammer and Tom Gill. Sometimes listed as Blue Bolt #46. Former superhero Blue Bolt soars as an aviator hero in WWII. A female reporter stows away on Blue Bolt's plane, just before he gets the most dangerous assignment of his career. Sergeant Spook gets an imprisoned gangster to reveal the location of a counterfeiting outfit. Cap Hawkins tells the true story of Commander Guy Gibson, the bomber pilot who led the famous "Dam Busters" raid in 1943, and became the most highly decorated British soldier of the era. Dick Cole; Fearless Fellers: At Sea On A Raft!; Cap Hawkins Tales: Commander Guy P. Gibson; Edison Bell; Edison Bells Model Log Cabin; Sergeant Spook; A Piece of History; Krisko & Jasper; Blue Bolt; Sniffy; Bluebolts & Nuts. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 79 #1
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp Vol. 79 #1

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  • Vol. 28 #5
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  • Issue #544
    Bull of the Woods Calendar Page (1944) 544

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

  • Issue #29
    Calling All Girls (1941-1949 Parents' Magazine) 1st Series 29

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    Stories and art by Sam Glankoff, Jack Sparling, Hildred Tope, Blake Gilpin Bowman, Sylvia Jacobs, Dorothy Walton Binder, John Scott Douglas, 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 profile of a Tunisian teen working with the Resistance during WWII; A comics biography of a female ship's captain who joined the Coast Guard; A profile of teen radio star Marion Loveridge. Judy Wing; Mystery in Ward 13; In the Shadow of the Gestapo; Chicken Hearted; Young Old-Timer; Movies of the Month; Have You Cantitis?; Victory Begins at Home; Lets Talk Things Over; The Lady of the Rain; Light as a Feather; Sew Your Own Playsuits; It's Fun to Sew; Everybody's Jivin' at the Cotton Jamboree; More Cottons to Jive In; Model Your Clothes; Tricks for Teens; Hew Leaf for Spring; Skipper in the Spars; The Victory Club; Girls in the News; Gadgets for Girls. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #38
    Captain America Comics (1941 Golden Age) 38

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    Includes: Alex Schomburg cover art; Castle of Doom, Pencils by Syd Shores, Inks by Vince Alascia; Murder For Profit starring Human Torch, Pencils by Al Avison, Inks by Al Bellman; Frozen Death, Pencils by Don Rico, Inks by Al Gabriele; The Sarge's Song text story; The Peril of the Past, Script by Otto Binder, Pencils by Syd Shores, Inks by Vince Alascia; and The Mystery of the Coin—Let's Play Detective, art by Al Bellman. 60 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Captain Flight Comics (1944) 2
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    Cover by Charles Quinlan. Stories and art by Bill Boynansky, Murray Tobin, Carl Pfeufer, John Jordan, and Carlyle Keene. Aviator hero Captain Flight battles the Axis by air during World War II. Enemy agents steal the plans for Captain Flight's invention, "microbe planes" - which are what we would call drones in modern lingo. Ace Reynolds fears that his chances of becoming a war correspondent will be lost while he is accidentally trapped on a ship at sea, but the war will come to him. Criminologist Professor X (no relation to the X-men character) reveals the story of Alibi Flannagan, criminal lawyer - that is, criminal and lawyer. The "nose art" showcased on the cover includes a bomb-wielding Felix the Cat. Captain Flight's Microbe Plane; Ace Reynolds, War Correspondent: Ambition; Sky Shark's Revenge; Professor X, Crime Doctor: Alibi Flannagan; Heroes Are Born!; Dash, the Avenger. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
    Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 35
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Pedigree: Davis Crippen "D" Copy
    • Davis Crippen ("D" Copy)
    • Label #0764728002
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split (glued).
    • Cover detached. Lateral spine tear.

    Stories by Otto Binder and unknown. Art by C.C. Beck, C.C. Beck Studio and unknown. Mr. Mind and his Nazi allies continue to attack the coast of Scotland from his floating island. He thaws out a woolly mammoth from his frozen island to fight Captain Marvel in "The Monster Society of Evil Chapter 14: Mr. Mind's Blitz!" by Otto Binder, C.C. Beck and C.C. Beck Studio. Captain Marvel also stars in: "Radar, the International Policeman" with art by C.C. Beck and C.C. Beck Studio; "Action In Indianapolis" with art by C.C. Beck; and "The World of Largeness" with story by Otto Binder. Plus: Snortville Sneeze untitled tale. And: 2-page text story "Victory Lumberjack" by Carl G. Hodges. 56 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Captain Marvel Jr. (1942) 19
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • From the personal collection of Frank Brunner.
    • Label #49341F-008
    • Centerfold detached.
  • Issue #20
    Captain Midnight (1942-1948) 20
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    • Cover and centerfold detached at single center staple. 1.5" cumulative spine split.
  • Issue #24
    Catman Comics (1941) 24
    • Slight amateur restoration
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • From the personal collection of Frank Brunner. Amateur Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover. Moderate amount of tape on interior.
    • Label #31D06F-014

    Cover by Alex Schomburg. Stories and art by Don Rico, Herman C. Browner, Jack Grogan, Jack Alderman, and C. R. Schaare. Sometimes listed as Cat-Man Comics Vol. 3 #13. The adventures of Cat-Man and other early superheroes from the Golden Age of comics. The Hood investigates the wealthy and corrupt Baron of Nazi-occupied Monte Carlo. The Deacon and Mickey encounter ghosts, Nazis and a miracle worker at the haunted Waverly mansion. Blackout faces the female Nazi air ace called Valkyrie (no relation to the Airboy character). Cover by legendary artist Alex Schomburg. Cat-Man & Kitten: Bombs Below!; The Deacon: The Man Who Could Work Miracles!; Tag, - You're It!; Divide by Two; The Hood: The Baron of Monte Carlo; Corny Cobbs: The Lost Suspenders; Blackout: The Valkyrie!; The Odd Job Boys; One-Man Army. 56 pages, Full Color. Note: 4 issues between #23 and #27 were not numbered, except for the Volumes and Numbers. Two issues are numbered 26. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 15 #12
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    Volume 15, Issue 12 - May 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 #11
    Coo Coo Comics (1942) 11

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    Contains funny animal stories. In order of appearance: "Supermouse" story by Richard E. Hughes, art by Milton Stein; "Cracker the Fire Dog" art by Gene McGregor; "Jerry the Wolf" art by Gordon Sheehan; "Grandpa Scotty and the Terrors" art by Rube Grossman; "Honey Bear"; "Mr. Zoot" art by Roy Burke; and "Mortimer Magic" by Victor E. Pazmiño. "The Patriotic Mother Goose" features nursery rhymes about war bonds, by Alexander Samalan. "Country Cousin, A Rib-Tickling Story: Sandy and Rover Learn to Understand Each Other!" illustrated text story by Uncle Jerry. 52 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 5 #3
    Crack Detective (1942-1949 Columbia) Pulp Vol. 5 #3

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  • Issue #33
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 33
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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Rudy Palais, Dick Wood, 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. A woman is dubbed a "female Bluebeard" after doing away with her husbands, in a story with art by Dick Briefer. The story of Nolan the Notorious features early art by pioneering African-American artist Alvin Hollingsworth. The murderer of Mary Lawson is revealed by a burnt match, in a tale with art by Dick Briefer. Also featuring a vintage PSA for wartime paper drives, an early recycling program. Career of Carrington Hill; Four Crooks and a Coffin; Female Blue Beard; Murder Master; Angel Face of Crime; The Case of the Missing Monster; Nolan the Notorious; Whodunnit? Who Murdered Beautiful Mary Lawson?; A Crimebuster Special. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • May 1944
    Cutie (1944-1946) May 1944

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  • Issue #24
    Daredevil Comics (1941 Lev Gleason) 24
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    • Cover and centerfold detached at single center staple. 5" cumulative spine split.

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Charles Biro, Norman Maurer, Dick Wood, Bob Wood, Dick Hall, and Dick Briefer. This early superhero title was one of the comics that made publisher Lev Gleason a major player during the Golden Age. Daredevil and The Little Wise Guys investigate a series of traumatic murders at Punch and Judy puppet shows. The Pirate Prince's pal Droopy falls in love, in a story by Dick Briefer. A PSA for WWII paper drives, an early recycling program, featuring Daredevil and the Little Wise Guys, as well as creators Lev Gleason, Bob Wood and Charles Biro. Also featuring an over-the-top pre-Code cover by Charles Biro, with a Punch and Judy show opening fire on the audience - surely one of the most bizarre Golden Age covers ever. Daredevil: The Punch and Judy Murders; Sniffer; Dickie Dean: Magnetic Magician; On the Road to Stalingrad; The Pirate Prince: Droopy Falls in Love; The Claw; A Daredevil Special. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #87
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 87

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    The Penguin guest stars in the Batman and Robin story, "The Man of a Thousand Umbrellas," Air Wave in "Professor Long Sells Air Wave Short" (art by George Roussos), Three-Ring Binks, the Crimson Avenger in "Smugglers' Song," Slam Bradley in "Tuition Free," and the Boy Commandos in "King Brooklyn the Foist" (not by Simon and Kirby, despite the listed credits). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
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    Volume 29, 1st Printing - "Death Over Hollywood". Softcover, 5" x 7.5", 128 pages, B&W, text only. Cover price $0.25.