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Comic books July 1944

  • Issue #120
    Famous Funnies (1934) 120
    • Centerfold detached.

    Contains comic strip reprints, activity pages, and a text story. In order of appearance: "Buck Rogers" by Philip Francis Nowlan and Rick Yager (as Dick Calkins); "Invisible Scarlet O'Neil" by Russell Stamm; "High Lights of History" by J. Carroll Mansfield; "Napoleon" by Clifford McBride; "Scorchy Smith" by Noel Sickles; "Dickie Dare" by Milton Caniff; "Jitter" by Arthur B. Poinier; "Oaky Doaks" by Ralph Briggs Fuller; "Olly of the Movies" by Julian Ollendorff; "Mescal Ike" by S. L. Huntley and Art Huhta; and "Chief Wahoo" by Allen Saunders and Elmer Woggon. "Flame Racer" text story by Claude Dunnagan. Activity pages by A. W. Nugent. 52 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Fawcett's Funny Animals (1943) 20

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  • Issue #79
    Feature Comics (1939) 79

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    Cover art by Al Bryant. "The Little Luck God" starring Doll Man, pencils by Mort Leav; The superstitious Anson Mull has bought the Little Luck God to be able to conquer everything by good luck. Untitled Mickey Finn story, script and art by Lank Leonard. Untitled story, art by Tony DiPreta; Blimpy ventures out into outer space to other planets and is view as "rather strange looking." "War Ration Book Four," script and art by Vernon Henkel. Untitled story, art by Bill Quackenbush; Spin Shaw finds a tribe of New Guinea head-hunters. Untitled Perky story, script and art by Sid Lazarus. Untitled Rusty Ryan story, art by Mort Leav; Both American and Japanese survivors get ashore on the same Pacific island. 60 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 7 #3
    Fighting Aces (1940-1944 Fictioneers) Pulp Vol. 7 #3
    • .5" Spine split from top.
  • Issue #55
    Flash Comics (1940 DC) 55
    Published Jul 1944 by DC.

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    Flash stars in "The Man with the Television Eyes," written by Gardner Fox, art by Jon Chester Kozlak. Also includes: Ghost Patrol in "Prisoner's by Preference" with art by Frank Harry; Johnny Thunder in "Be a Big Movie Star" by John B. Wentworth and Stan Aschmeier; The Whip in "Justice for the Children of the Past" with art by Homer Fleming; "Detours of Destiny" by Ed Wheelan; an ad for the Junior Justice Society; and Hawkman in "Riddle of the Stolen Statuette" by Fox and Sheldon Moldoff. 56 pgs. Cover art by Moldoff. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Flying Cadet Vol. 2 (1944) 6

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    Illustrated text pieces. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 154 #4
    Flynn's Detective Fiction (1942-1944 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 154 #4

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  • Issue #47
    Four Color (1942 Series 2) 47

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    Indicia title is "GENE AUTRY, No. 47." Cover art by Till Goodan. The Ghost Mine; Bill Drake has restarted the Ghost Canyon gold mine; He claims he bought it from Hank Nolan before he died, but Nolan's daughter Milly says he left the mine to her. Cowboy Lingo fact pages; definitions of cowboy slang terms. Renegade Ranch; Royal Rollins employs ex-cons from nearby Graystone Prison on his ranch. The Bandit of Dust Devil Gap; Anton Burke, a railroad official, calls on Gene for help in solving a series of train robberies that occur at night at a dusty pass. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #48
    Four Color (1942 Series 2) 48

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    Stories by unknown. Art by Carl Barks and various. Featuring the tales "Porky of the Mounties" and "Porky and the Pirate," plus additional stories on the inside front and inside back covers, as well as the back cover. Starring Porky Pig, Petunia Pig, Bugs Bunny, Uncle Ham, Dauntless, Pierre (villain), Captain Blackheart, Captain Wimple (villain), Ratsy (villain), Sniffles, Beaky Buzzard and Cicero Pig! 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Giggle Comics (1943) 10

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    Stories by Lester Torrington, Ralph J. Foster, and Dan Gordon. Art by Dan Gordon, Jim Tyer, Lynn Karp, Sam Weissman and Ken Hultgren. Cover by Ken Hultgren. Funny-animal mayhem from Creston, an imprint of independent publisher ACG, with art by cartooning legend Dan Gordon. In his second appearance, Superkatt (a cat who wears a bowtie, bonnet, and diaper as a superhero costume) loses the vitamin milk that gives him his superpowers; A muskrat musician debuts his Boiler Factory Symphony; Ferdie the Farmer and the Duke and the Dope find that money doesn't necessarily make life easier. Superkatt; The Duke and the Dope; Get-Rich-Quick Bullhead; Hokum and Blokum; Alec; The Great Symphony; Cops and Robbers; Ferdie the Farmer; The Mouse Who Would Be King; Bonzo the Strong Man. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Green Hornet Comics (1940) 19

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  • Jul 2 1944
    Grit Story Section (c. 1916) Jul 2 1944

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    July 2, 1944. The Grit "Story Section" was originally issued weekly as part of the Grit newspaper. Fiction stories by Ketti Frings, Kird Deming, Arthur Henry Ward (as Sax Rohmer), Peggy O'More Blocklinger (as Jeanne Bowman), Edith Bristol, Allen F. Herdman, and Alfred I. Tooke. 8 1/4-in. x 11 1/2-in., 24 pages, black and white text with illustrations.

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

    July 9, 1944. The Grit "Story Section" was originally issued weekly as part of the Grit newspaper. "Design in Diamonds" by Kathleen Moore Knight begins. Other fiction stories by Talmage Powell, Edwin Rutt, Kirk Deming, Mildred North Slater, William MacHarg, Cyril Plunkett, and Arthur J. Burks. 8 1/4-in. x 11 1/2-in., 32 pages, black and white text with illustrations.

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

    July 16, 1944. The Grit "Story Section" was originally issued weekly as part of the Grit newspaper. Fiction stories by Kathleen Moore Knight, Grace Kemmerling Wellington, Robert Plate, Kirk Deming, William MacHarg, Dorothy Marie Davis, and Wayne D. Overholser. 8 1/4-in. x 11 1/2-in., 28 pages, black and white text with illustrations.

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

    July 23, 1944. The Grit "Story Section" was originally issued weekly as part of the Grit newspaper. Fiction stories by Clark Lewis, Kathleen Moore Knight, Ruth Jorgensen, Paul D. Peery, Kirk Deming, and Allen F. Herdman. 8 1/4-in. x 11 1/2-in., 28 pages, black and white text with illustrations.

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

    July 30, 1944. The Grit "Story Section" was originally issued weekly as part of the Grit newspaper. Fiction stories by Eustace Cockrell, Kathleen Moore Knight, Talmage Powell, Ruel McDaniel & John H. Latham, Kirk Deming, Hope Dahle Jordan, and Dorothy Banker. 8 1/4-in. x 11 1/2-in., 28 pages, black and white text with illustrations.

  • Issue #10
    Ha Ha Comics (1943) 10
    Published Jul 1944 by ACG.
    • Cover detached. 1.5" Cumulative spine split.
  • Issue #5
    Happy Comics (1943) 5

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  • Issue #25
    Heroic Comics (1940) 25

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    Cover by H.C. Kiefer. Stories and art by Allen Ulmer, Harry G. Peter, Frank Wead, Russell Keaton and Stephen Douglas. Superhero comics from Famous Funnies, featuring some of the stranger heroes of the Golden Age. Hydroman and Rainbow Boy track down the Phantom Pirate who is attacking ships on the eastern seaboard; A PSA for wartime scrap-metal drives featuring Hydroman; Music Master battles The Lama Who Had No Face. Music Master and Man o' Metal were listed in Jon Morris's 2015 book The League of Regrettable Superheroes; this was the final appearance of Rainbow Boy until his revival in the 2000s. True Stories of War Heroes; Hydroman; The Music Master; He Changed Their Plans; Man O' Metal; Ammunition for Victory; Flyin' Jenny. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 4 #3
    Hollywood Detective (1942-1950 Culture Publications) Pulp Vol. 4 #3

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  • Vol. 7 #1
    Ideal Love (1941-1960 Double-Action) Pulp Vol. 7 #1

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  • Issue #65
    Jumbo Comics (1938) 65
    • 1" cumulative spine split.

    Cover by Art Saaf. Edited by Jerry Iger. Stories and art by Alex Blum, Arnold Hicks, Harvey K. Fuller, Ann Brewster and Robert Webb. An influential anthology starring jungle hero Sheena, featuring early art by legendary comics artists in the Eisner-Iger Shop. Sheena battles rogue leopards; Time-traveler Stuart Taylor witnesses the eruption of Vesuvius and destruction of Pompeii firsthand; Beautiful pirate queen Velvet creates more trouble for The Hawk, and more good-girl art for the issue. Dynamic Sheena cover by Art Saaf. The Hawk; Weird Stories of the Supernatural; Sheena, Queen of the Jungle; Ghost Gallery; Midnight the Black Stallion; T For Traitor; ZX-5 Spies In Action; Inspector Dayton. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #55
    Jungle Comics (1940 Fiction House) 55
    • Cover and centerfold detached. Staple rust/migration.
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    Cover art by Joe Doolin. "The Tree Devil," art by Art Saaf; A white trader, wary of Kaänga's influence on the natives, drugs Kaänga with a potion that will make him appear mad. Untitled story, art by Richard Case; A rogue gorilla threatens Simba's mate and cubs. Untitled story, art by Marcia Snyder; In exchange for jewelry, Mala, princess of the N'galis, arranges to give the tribe's sacred idol to white treasure hunters. Untitled story, art by Henry Kiefer; A witch doctor uses sleight of hand to convince the tribe that their princess is filled with evil snakes; Wambi turns the tables on him and inoculates the princess with snake repelling herbs. Untitled story, art by Richard Case; Terry recaptures the escaped criminal Red Beard. "Stars in the Mud" text story. Untitled story, pencils by George Tuska; Zizi, a French criminal, lays siege to Fort LeBoyne in order to free his girlfriend, Sata, who has been condemned to die; Camilla rouses the near-by native village to lift the siege. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #99
    King Comics (1936) 99

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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 and Lothar undertake a dangerous wartime mission; The Phantom reaches the Castle in the Clouds. 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 #29
    Liberty (1924-1950 Macfadden) Vol. 21 #29

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  • Vol. 21 #30
    Liberty (1924-1950 Macfadden) Vol. 21 #30

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  • Vol. 21 #31
    Liberty (1924-1950 Macfadden) Vol. 21 #31

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  • Vol. 21 #41
    Liberty (1924-1950 Macfadden) Vol. 21 #41

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  • Jul 17 1944
    Life (1936) Jul 17 1944
    Life (1936) Jul 17 1944
    Published Jul 1944 by Clair Maxwell.
    • Cover detached and rusty staples.

    July 17, 1944. Classic weekly news/photo magazine. In this issue: Mayor Kelly's Chicago; penicillin; peasant clothes; airmen convalesce at Pawling Center; Japanese beetle; and more. 10.5-in. x 13.75-in.; partial color; 96 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Jul 24 1944
    Life (1936) Jul 24 1944
    Life (1936) Jul 24 1944
    Published Jul 1944 by Clair Maxwell.

    July 24, 1944. Classic weekly news/photo magazine. In this issue: Jennifer Jones in "Since You Went Away"; Andy Frain; war ravages Italy's art; scarf sun clothes; and more. 10.5-in. x 13.75-in.; partial color; 100 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (1941 Dell) 33
    • 1" Cumulative spine split. Cover and centerfold detached.
  • Vol. 23 #2
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  • Vol. 4 #3
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  • Vol. 13 #3
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  • Vol. 188 #6
    Love Story Magazine (1921-1954 Street and Smith/Popular) Pulp Vol. 188 #6

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  • Issue #60
    Magic Comics (1939) 60
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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. Dagwood may hate his job, but it keeps him in the snacks that he loves. Back-cover ad for X-Acto knives suggests that kids can somehow help the WWII effort by building model planes. 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 #57
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 57
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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Death Rides the Rails! starring Human Torch, pencils by Al Bellman, inks by Maurice Gutwirth. Cold Wave for Conquest! starring Sub-Mariner, art by Allen Simon. Terry Vance untitled story, art by Bob Oskner. Corpse that Walks starring Miss America, script by Otto Binder, art by Charles Nicholas. Patriot untitled story, art by Al Gabriele. The Lamp Post Murder starring Angle, art by Gustav Schrotter. 60 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #52
    Master Comics (1940 Fawcett) 52

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  • Issue #30
    Military Comics (1941) 30

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    Cover art by Bill Ward. Dr. Koro, Symbol of Evil starring Blackhawk, art by Bill Ward. Untitled stories starring Death Patrol (script and art by Jack Cole), Sniper (art by Vernon Henkel), Private Dogtag (script and art by Bart Tumey), and P.T. Boat. American Indian Kills 10 Japs Singlehanded featuring Secret War News, script and art by Fred Guardineer. 60 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 5 #3
    New Detective Magazine (1941-1953 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 5 #3

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  • Issue #89
    New Funnies (1942 TV Funnies) 89

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  • Vol. 9 #4
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  • Vol. 8 #1
    New Western Magazine (1940-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp 2nd Series Vol. 8 #1

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  • Vol. 26 #6
    Open Road (Magazine 1919) Vol. 26 #6

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  • Vol. 25 #2
    Photoplay (1911 McFadden) Vol. 25 #2
    Published Jul 1944 by McFadden.
    • 1" spine split from bottom.

    Volume 25, Issue 2 - July 1944. Vintage movie and celebrity magazine. War Bond cover. 8.5-in. x 11-in., 120 pages, PC/PB&W Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #31
    Planet Comics (1940 Fiction House) 31

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    Cover by Joe Doolin. Edited by Paul Payne. Stories and art by Graham Ingels, Lee Elias, Lily Renee, Fran Hopper, George Appel, and Joe Doolin. The first true science fiction comic, Planet Comics featured classic space opera with square-jawed heroes, rockets, rayguns and bug-eyed aliens of every stripe. Good-girl art aplenty as Gale and her team are captured by the Tatlans, whose dress and architecture resembles ancient Incas; Norge and Jolie are trapped by tigers in the past, but mammoths help them escape; While crossing the Atlantic, Hunt and Lyssa are captured by refugee humans on a submarine. Featuring art by pioneering female artists Fran Deitrick/Hopper and Lily Renee. The Lost World; Gale Allen and the Girl Squadron; Mars, God of War; Space Rangers; First Earthman on Mars; Norge Benson; The Star Pirate. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    Planet Comics (1940 Fiction House) 37

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    Cover by Joe Doolin. Edited by Paul Payne. Stories and art by Lily Renee, Fran Hopper, John Celardo, Jack Keeler, and Murphy Anderson. The first true science fiction comic, Planet Comics featured classic space opera with square-jawed heroes, rockets, rayguns and bug-eyed aliens of every stripe. The Space Rangers battle the subterranean Flame Men when they turn up the heat on Earth; Mysta of the Moon faces the evil Gor, who can grow an army by planting seeds in the ground; In the Lost World, Hunt and Lyssa are aided by Venusians in the ruins of Washington DC. Featuring art by pioneering female artists Fran Deitrick/Hopper and Lily Renee and legendary artist Murphy Anderson. The Lost World; Gale Allen; Mysta of the Moon; Red Comet; The Invaders; Space Rangers; The Star Pirate. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #32
    Police Comics (1941) 32

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    Cover art by Jack Cole. Plastic Man story, script and art by Jack Cole. Flatfoot Burns story, script and art by Marvin Stein. Destiny story. Spirit story, script and art by Will Eisner. Often a Bomb, Never a Dud starring Human Bomb, script and art by Paul Gustavson. Burp the Twerp story, script and art by Jack Cole (as Ralph Johns). The Giggling Corpse starring Manhunter, art by Al Bryant. 60 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 16 #3
    Popular Love (1936-1955 Beacon/Better) Pulp Vol. 16 #3

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  • Vol. 145 #1
    Popular Science (1872) Vol. 145 #1

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    Volume 145, Issue 1 - July 1944. Articles on automobile, home, and workshop upkeep projects. 6 1/2-in. x 9 1/2-in., 242 pages, PC/PB&W Cover price $0.25.