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Comic books April 1945

  • Vol. 27 #1
    10 Story Western Magazine (1936-1954 Popular) Pulp Vol. 27 #1
  • Vol. 11 #2
    10-Story Detective Magaizine (1938-1949 Ace Magazines) Pulp Vol. 11 #2

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  • Issue #97
    Ace Comics (1937) 97

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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. Teddy and Sitting Bull strips, art by Joe Musial. Tillie the Toiler strips, art by Russ Westover. Prince Valiant strips, art by Hal Foster. 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. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #83
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 83
    Published Apr 1945 by DC.
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    Cover pencils by Joe Shuster. Hocus and Pocus...Magicians by Accident! (intro) starring Superman, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Joe Shuster. Custom Tailored Crime starring Hayfoot Henry, art by Thurston Harper. Wild Horses starring Congo Bill, art by John Daly. A Fortune for a Fossil starring The Vigilante, script by Joe Samachson, pencils by Mort Meskin (as Mort Morton Jr.). The Innocent Thief starring Zatara, art by William F. White. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Apr 1945
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular) Pulp Apr 1945

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  • Vol. 24 #1
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  • Issue #65
    All American Comics (1939) 65

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    Cover art by Paul Reinman. The Man Who Lost Wednesday starring Green Lantern, art by Paul Reinman; A master criminal approaches the Master of Light and asks him to discover how he keeps losing Wednesday. Case of the Baleful Banshee starring Dr. Mid-Nite, script by Joe Greene, art by Stan Aschmeier. The Story of the French in America--Picture Stories from American History, script by M. C. Gaines, art by Don Cameron. Down at Sea starring Red, White and Blue, art by Joe Gallagher. Pearl One Nit Two starring Hop Harrigan, script and art by Jon L. Blummer. Mutt and Jeff strips by Al Smith [signed as Bud Fisher]. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    All-Select Comics (1943) 7

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Masters of Evil starring Captain America, pencils by Vince Alascia, inks by Al Bellman; As Cap and Bucky bust up Terrible Tom Garrett's gang, the boss steals a car and drives out to the woods where he runs out of gas; On foot he comes upon the dwelling of Terdu the sorcerer who claims to have observed his battle with Cap and Bucky in his cauldron and offers the gangster his help in evil doings. The Swanky Swindlers starring the Human Torch, art by Al Bellman. The Discs of Death starring Whizzer. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 4 #6
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  • Issue #256
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  • Issue #13
    Archie (1943) 13

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    Cover by Bill Vigoda. Stories by unknown. Art by Bill Vigoda and Terry Woik Szenics. Archie and Jughead sell shampoo door-to-door to get money that Jughead needs in "The Super-Salesman"; Archie donates his blood, but when he returns to the dressing room, his clothes are gone in an Archie Short; Betty and Veronica's constant bickering causes chaos for the teachers at Riverdale High School in "Bitter Sweets"; Archie and Jughead win a scrap contest and a trip to the Bar X Dude Ranch in Arizona in "The Cowboy"; and Archie takes Veronica on a girls picnic in "The Queen of the May"! Plus: Archie gets a job delivering groceries in the 2-page text story "Archie Doesn't Work Here Anymore!" by Will Williams. Also: "Archie Magic Page" and "Betty and Veronica's Fashion Page"! 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 320 #4
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 320 #4

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  • Vol. 5 #1
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  • Vol. 35 #2
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 35 #2

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    Volume 35, Issue 2 - April, 1945. Cover by William Timmins. Science Fiction and adventure stories, this issue features "Dead Hand: A Foundation Story" by Isaac Asimov. 5.5-in. x 7.5-in., 160 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #17
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    Issue 17 - "A Midsummer Night's Murder". Softcover Digest, 5" x 7.5", 128 pages, B&W, text only. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #24
    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly (1943 Avon Book Company) 24

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  • Issue #350
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  • Issue #351
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  • Issue #352
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  • Issue #353
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  • Issue #65
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  • Vol. 23 #8
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  • Issue #55
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 55
    • 1/2 " Spine split from bottom. Only one staple (manufacturing). Water damage.
    • Cover detached.
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    • Four center wraps detached at single center staple, spine splitting to several interior wraps, tearing around staple.

    Stories and art by Ray Krank, Ham Fisher, Frank Tinsley, Alfred Andriola, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, Frank Beck and Mart Bailey. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. A killer stalks the creators of the Dream Drug, which causes criminals to have nightmares until they confess their crimes. A painting is so horrible, people flee the art gallery to get away from it - so naturally, Sparky's pal Slap Happy wins it in a raffle. Kirk and Charlie Chan battle escaped spies Zara and Everett on a ship bound for Axis Japan. Sparky Watts; Charlie Chan; Captain Yank; Joe Palooka; Bo; Dixie Dugan; The Face; Skyman; Brass Knuckles; Manhattan Manhunt. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
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    Issue 17 - "Motto for Murder" by Merlda Mace. Softcover Digest, 5" x 7.5", 128 pages, B&W, text only. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 36 #29
    Black Mask (1930-1950 Popular Publications) Pulp Canadian Reprint Vol. 36 #29

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    Canadian Reprint. April 1945. "Killer Stay 'Way From My Door" by Merle Constiner, "They Kill by Night!" by Cyril Plunkett, and "Tiger in Black" by Edwin Truett. 100 Pages, Text Only. Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 5 #7
    Blue Bolt (1940-1949) Vol. 5 #7
    Published Apr 1945 by Funnies, Inc..
    • 1" Cumulative spine split.

    Stories and art by Joe Donohoe, Ray Gill, Jim Wilcox, Robert Pious, Pam Robinson, B. G. Guth, Milt Hammer and Tom Gill. Sometimes listed as Blue Bolt #55. Former superhero Blue Bolt soars as an aviator hero in WWII. Dick Cole becomes a crucial player as the Wilson, Farr and Buckler military academies are tied for the lead in the college basketball championship. Blue Bolt goes undercover at a recuperative facility for wounded pilots to ferret out a leak, and of course reporter Marg Hesslin is already there. Sergeant Spook and Jerry fight a "sinister scheme for home-front sabotage." Dick Cole; Fearless Fellers; Cap Hawkins Tales; Edison Bell; Make Edison Bell's Boy-Size Jeep; Sergeant Spook; Krisko & Jasper; I'm Going Home!; Sniffy; Blue Bolt; It Happened Last Year; Bluebolts and Nuts; Merkin Gerkin. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Apr 1945
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp Apr 1945

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  • Issue #6COLOSSAL
    Blue Circle Comics (1944) 6COLOSSAL
    Published Apr 1945 by Enwin.

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    Cover by Harry Sahle. Contents do not match cover. The sixth issue of this run consisted of a new cover used to recover different remaindered comics dating from the late 1940's to early 1950's and several variations exist. This variation contains the remaindered comic - Colossal Features Magazine (1950) #3 - and it was re-covered by the publisher, Rural, without page 1 of the first story. Gangster Bugsy Siegel gets rubbed out after making Las Vegas into a world-famous Sin City. Stage magician Gene Simpson supplements his artistic income by turning to crime. Escaped convicts inspire a statewide manhunt after killing a Florida cop. Turn of the Wheel: The Crime Packed Career of Bugsy Siegal; Gene Simpson: The Mad Houdini; The Hurricane; The Great Florida Manhunt; Who Killed Bert Halliday? 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6MARTINKANE
    Blue Circle Comics (1944) 6MARTINKANE
    Published Apr 1945 by Enwin.

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    Contents do not match cover. The sixth issue of this run consisted of a new cover used to recover different remaindered comics dating from the late 1940's to early 1950's and several variations exist. This variation contains the remaindered comic - Martin Kane - Private Eye #nn - and it was re-covered by the publisher, Rural, without page 1 of the first story. This was probably intended to be the third issue of the Martin Kane (1950 Fox) series, but it was never published. It includes the following Martin Kane stories: "Case of the Royal Rubies", "Ballad of Death", & "The King of Blackmail", plus a 2 page detective text story. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6MURDERINC
    Blue Circle Comics (1944) 6MURDERINC
    Published Apr 1945 by Enwin.
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    Cover by Harry Sahle. Contents do not match cover. The sixth issue of this run consisted of a new cover used to recover different remaindered comics dating from the late 1940's to early 1950's and several variations exist. This variation contains the remaindered comic - Murder Incorporated (1948 1st Series) #14 - and it was re-covered by the publisher, Rural, without page 1 of the first story. Murder Incorporated was one of the more notorious pre-Code crime comics. Despite the nickname, Jack Gregory is no gentleman. Adam Richetti is a bank robber notorious for joining forces with Pretty Boy Floyd in the 1930s, when both he and Floyd are implicated in the Kansas City Massacre. "Gentleman" Jack Gregory; Bill Hale...King of the Murderers; Jungle Thirst; Trigger-Happy Richetti. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 8 #1
    Blue Ribbon Western (1937-1950 Columbia) Pulp Vol. 8 #1

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  • Issue #21
    Boy Comics (1942) 21

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Rudy Palais, Radcliffe, R.W. Hall, Dick Briefer, Alan Mandel, Dick Wood 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. Little Dynamite investigates Counterfeit War Bonds, a wartime fundraising effort. Yankee Longago meets Leonardo Da Vinci, featuring art by Dick Briefer. Swoop Storm uses his new Flying Suit to take on Axis forces during WWII, featuring art possibly by Archie creator Bob Montana and a cameo by fellow teen inventor Dickie Dean. Crimebuster; Swoop Storm; Boy Comics Hero of the Month; Daredevil Meets Downtown Dan; Little Dynamite; Young Robinhood: The Clueless Killing; Yankee Longago. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 55 #5
    Breezy Stories and Young's Magazine (1915-1949 C.H. Young) Pulp Vol. 55 #5

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  • Vol. 30 #4
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  • Issue #38
    Calling All Girls (1941-1949 Parents' Magazine) 1st Series 38

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    Stories and art by Sam Glankoff, Jack Sparling, Annette Turngren, Charlie Spivak, Rita Kleeman, Ruth Kent, Laura Vruwink, Mary Wieand, 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. Bandleader Charlie Spivak discusses the 1940s recording industry; The monthly movie column features young movie stars Margaret O'Brien and Elizabeth Taylor; A comics biography of African-American education pioneer Mary McLeod Bethune. Judy Wing; Mystery of the Lost Village; Beloved Teacher; Record Raters; What About College?; Movie Memos; Double Exposure Mystery; Surprise Party; Lets Talk Things Over; She's Only Natural; Stencil Your Own; Cookie Cooks a Super Supper; It's Fun to Sew; Blazer Daze; Wear Your Blazer With...; WREN to the Rescue; Look Like a Cover Girl in a Pretty Dress; Cookie Wows Em With Waffles; Simplicity Sue Runs Up Some Rumba Ruffles; Go Up or Down for Spring; Where Does a Girl Come In?; The Victory Club; Girls in the News; Tricks for Teens. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 4 #22
    Captain Aero Comics (1941) Vol. 4 #22
    Published Apr 1945 by Holyoke.

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Nina Albright, Rudy Palais, John Giunta, and Paul Parker. A patriotic WWII aviator hero whose motto is "Keep 'Em Flyin'!" Joan is assigned to investigate missing carrier pigeons, but it's Miss Victory who discovers the secret. Masked avenger Red Cross tracks a pilot shot down behind enemy lines before the Axis can find him. A PT boat crew is assigned to take out a Japanese dreadnaught. Plus non-fiction stories about the Vought-Sikorsky 052U and Chance-Vought F4U-2 planes. Cover by legendary artist L. B. Cole. Captain Aero: The Ghost of Von Richtofen; Miss Victory: Devils With Wings; Kingfisher; Pacific Pandemonium; The Mighty Mite: The Ring of Gazooka; Sky Rider: Cowboy on the Wing; M. T. B.'s; Corsair; Captain Aeros Sky Scouts: The Mail Gets Through; The Red Cross. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #46
    Captain America Comics (1941 Golden Age) 46

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    Holocaust cover, classic. Includes: Alex Schomburg cover art; Invitation to Murder, art by Vince Alascia; The Five Traitors From Berlin, Pencils by Paul Reinman, Inks by Carmine Infantino; Too Smart To Live text story; The Shadow of the Monster, art by Alascia; The Mystery of the Puff-Adder Skulls, Pencils by Vince Alascia, Inks by Al Bellman; The Case of the Forged Check--Let's Play Detective, art by Bellman. 52 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #45
    Captain Marvel Adventures (1941-1953 Fawcett) 45

    Cover by C.C. Beck. Stories by Otto Binder and unknown. Art by C.C. Beck and unknown. Mr. Mind retreats to his undersea fortress and enlists four giant sea creatures to attack American warships, but Captain Marvel defeats them and sends Mr. Mind fleeing again in "The Monster Society of Evil Chapter 24: The Undersea Monster Brigade" by Otto Binder and C.C. Beck. Plus: Captain Marvel must stop the gang that is robbing blood banks in "The Blood Bank Robberies"; Mrs. Simpson wants to be a mother to Billy Batson in "Captain Marvel Gets Mothered" with story by Otto Binder; and 2-page text story "Hoya, the Fugitive" by Arthur Lane. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Captain Marvel Jr. (1942-1953 Fawcett) 29
    • Staple rust. Rust migration.

    36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Captain Midnight (1942-1948 Fawcett) 30

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    36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Catman Comics (1941) 27

    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Carmine Infantino, Don Rico, Bob Fujitani, Nina Albright, and Rudy Palais. The adventures of Cat-Man and other early superheroes from the Golden Age of comics. A retelling of the origins of Cat-Man and Kitten, as Cat-Man reveals how his mother's killer was brought to justice. A gangster targets Molly O'Moore and Scoop Scanlon after their newspaper expose of his crimes. Students at Kitten's high school rob the student treasury and frame Kitten for the crime. Plus an early story by legendary artist Carmine Infantino. Classic patriotic cover by L. B. Cole. Cat-Man & Kitten: The Story of Rosetta!; The Deacon: The Phantom Fiddler; Molly O'Moore and Scoop Scanlon: The Finger Points!; Nat Green Mystery Tale: The Mark of Betrayal!; Little Leaders: Row, Row, Row Your Boat!; The Golden Archer: Reward!; The Reckoner and Chipper: The Song of the Dragon. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 16 #11
    Children's Playmate Magazine (1929 A.R. Mueller) Vol. 16 #11
    • Staple rust.

    Volume 16, Issue 11 - April 1945. 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 #7
    Classics Illustrated 021 3 Famous Mysteries (1944) 7
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Water damage.

    3 Famous Mysteries, 7th Printing, Painted Cover. (HRN 114). Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 1 #3
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  • Issue #194504
    Dare-Devil Aces (1932-1946 Popular Publications) Canadian Edition 194504

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  • Issue #1
    Debbie Dean, Career Girl (1945) 1
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    • INCOMPLETE. Most of last page and edge of first page torn out, affects art and story. Cover and two center wraps detached at single center staple.

    Back-up story, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" adaptation of the Edgar Allen Poe story (6 pages). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #98
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 98

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    Cover by Dick Sprang. Stories by Don C. Cameron, Jack Farr and unknown. Art by Dick Sprang, Jack Farr, Howard Sherman, George Roussos and Louis Cazeneuve. Batman and Robin go undercover to locate crooks responsible for robbing the home of Casper Thurbridge and trail them to Paradise Jungle, a home for hobos, and discover Thurbridge there in "The King of the Hoboes!" by Don C. Cameron and Dick Sprang. Plus: Three-Ring Binks in an untitled story by Jack Farr; Slam Bradley in "Audacious Alibi!" with art by Howard Sherman; Air Wave in "Sound Effects by Air Wave" with art by George Roussos; and The Boy Commandos in "The Trial of Field Marshal von Augen!" with art by Louis Cazeneuve (not by Simon and Kirby, despite the listed credits). Also: 2-page text story "A Slide for Life" by Alton Black, and Scuffy the Tramp half-pager with art by Lit-Win. 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #40
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    Volume 40, 1st Printing - "The 4 False Weapons" by John Dickson Carr. Softcover, 5" x 7.5", 128 pages, B&W, text only. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 15 #2
    Detective Novels Magazine (1938-1949 Better Publications) Pulp Vol. 15 #2

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  • Vol. 169 #6
    Detective Story Magazine (1915-1949 Street & Smith) Pulp 1st Series Vol. 169 #6

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