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Comic books April 1945

  • Apr 1945
    Dime Detective Magazine (1931-1953 Popular Publications) Pulp Apr 1945

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  • Vol. 41 #4
    Dime Western Magazine (1932-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 41 #4

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  • Apr 1945
    Doc Savage (1933-1949 Street & Smith) Pulp Apr 1945

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    April 1945. "Cargo Unknown" by "Kenneth Robeson"; "The Major Sweats it out" by Baker O. Shelton Jr. ; "Where a Strong Man Finds It" by Ted Stratton; and "The Speaker Who Didn't Speak" by C. Paul Jackson. Digest size, 5-5/8" x 7-3/4"; black and white; 130 pages. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #14
    Dynamic Comics (1941 Chesler) 14
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    • Marker on front cover.

    Cover by Charles Sultan. Stories and art by Otto Eppers, Joe Beck, Ruben Moreira and Raphael Astarita. An early comics anthology published by Harry Chesler, featuring superhero and adventure stories. Reporter/detective Lucky Coyne, whose gimmick is a Two-Face-like coin, investigates a series of mysterious murders in Jonathan Mansion. Mounties track the deadly Kurulak brothers through the Canadian north, in a "true" adventure of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. When his assistants are abducted while investigating a delusional old woman, The Echo checks the house and discovers hooded vampires. Plus a one-page humor strip featuring "Private Chesler" (the same last name as the publisher, Harry Chesler). Dynamic Man; Laughing at Life; Lucky Coyne: Loser's Luck; Yankee Boy: Odor of Guilt; Manhunters --Guardians of the Law; Ima Sleuth; Jungletown Showboat; The Echo; Private Chesler; Mr. E. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Eerie Series (1945 Eerie Publishing) Digest 4
    • 1 1/4" Cumulative spine split. Water damage.

    Volume 4, 1st Printing - "Satan Comes Across" by Bennett Barlay. Softcover, 5" x 7.5", 128 pages, B&W, text only. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 23 #4
    Esquire (1933 Esquire, Inc.) Magazine Vol. 23 #4

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  • Issue #38
    Exciting Comics (1940) 38

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  • Vol. 9 #2
    Exciting Western (1940-1953 Better Publications) Pulp Vol. 9 #2
  • Issue #129
    Famous Funnies (1934) 129

    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; "Napoleon" by Clifford McBride; "Jitter" by Arthur B. Poinier; "Dickie Dare" by Milton Caniff; "High Lights of History" by J. Carroll Mansfield; "Scorchy Smith" by Noel Sickles; "Oaky Doaks" by Ralph Briggs Fuller; "Mescal Ike" by S. L. Huntley and Art Huhta; "Chief Wahoo" by Allen Saunders and Elmer Woggon; and "Olly of the Movies" by Julian Ollendorff. "Hot Wires" text story by Jack M. Greene. Activity pages by A. W. Nugent. 52 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Apr 1945
    Fantastic Adventures (1939-1953 Ziff-Davis Publishing) Pulp Apr 1945
    • 4.5" Cumulative spine split. Cream pages.

    April 1945. Cover by R. E. Epperley. Stories include "Escape from Doom" by John Wilstach, "Carousel" by August Derleth, "The Incomplete Angler" by Raymond Chan, "The Singing Skulls" by Don Wilcox, "All Kinds of People" by Leroy Yerxa, "Change for the Bitter" by Lee Francis, "Lefty Feep Gets Henpecked" by Robert Bloch, and "The Conquerer" by Charles I. Marks. Illustrations by Malcolm Smith, Robert Fuqua, Rod Ruth, Virgil Finlay, Brady, Julian S. Krupa, and Ned Hadley. 7-in. x 9.75-in.; black and white; 212 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #29
    Fawcett's Funny Animals (1943) 29

    36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #87
    Feature Comics (1939) 87
    • Corner piece detached and anchored with tape.

    Cover art by Al Bryant. "The Merry Maze of Murder" starring Doll Man, pencils by Dan Zolnerowich; Merry Hart spends fortunes building practical jokes and tricks to shock or scare her guests. "Cannibal Cuisine," art by Al Stahl; Blimpy (aka Rufus Rastas Sassafrass O'Brain) vs. T. Abercrombo Gitch and Throckmorton. "Musical Sheriff of Murder Gap," script and art by Vernon Henkel; Swing Sisson vs. Pistol Pete Martin. "The Land of Poker" starring Perky and the Joker (not the Batman villain), script and art by Sid Lazarus. Untitled Mickey Finn story, script and art by Lank Leonard. "A Battle Over Silk Stockings?", art by Irving Tirman; Spin Shaw vs. Admiral Shanso and the Japanese. "The Japanese Hypnotist" starring Rusty Ryan, art by Bill Quackenbush. 60 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #64
    Flash Comics (1940 DC) 64
    Published Apr 1945 by DC.

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    Flash stars in "The Fire Bandits," written by Gardner Fox, art by Martin Naydel. Also includes: Ghost Patrol in "Adventure of the Man who Quit Too Late" by John B. Wentworth and Frank Harry; Johnny Thunder in "Cousin Howie" by John B. Wentworth and Stan Aschmeier; "The Story of Benjamin Franklyn" by M.C. Gaines and Don Cameron; Victory Puzzles activity page; and Hawkman in "The Man with the Magic Monocles" by Fox and Joe Kubert. Cover art by Naydel. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #67
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 67

    Indicia title is "OSWALD THE RABBIT, No. 67." Cover art by Dan Gormley. Untitled Oswald the Rabbit story, script by John Stanley, art by Lloyd White; Oswald and Toby fall into a deep hole at the top of a mountain and end up in a strange land; Oswald and Toby are jailed when Toby accidentally picks the last flower in the kingdom. The Secret Six, script by John Stanley, art by Lloyd White; D. J. Rarebit, the president of a large company, is threatened by "The Secret Six"; He hires Oswald to impersonate him in hopes that the gang will "knock off" Oswald and think it was him. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #68
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 68

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    Indicia title is "MOTHER GOOSE AND NURSERY RHYME COMICS, No. 68." Cover art by Walt Kelly. The Mother Goose Birthday Party, script by Charles H. Herman, art by Walt Kelly; Mother Goose has a birthday party and invites a large number of nursery rhyme characters. An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog, script by Oliver Goldsmith, art by Walt Kelly; A man gets a dog, which bites him; But it's the dog that dies, not the man. Various nursery rhymes with art by Walt Kelly, including Mary Had a Little Lamb, Three Blind Mice, and The House That Jack Built. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #69
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 69
    • Water damage.

    Indicia title is "FAIRY TALE PARADE, No. 69." Cover art by Walt Kelly. The Enchanted Head, art by Arthur E. Jameson; A prince has been placed under a spell so that only his head remains. Tiny Folk and the Giant, script and art by Walt Kelly; Gold-seeking dwarfs sack the village of the tiny folk; The tiny folk find a giant who sends the dwarfs flying far away. The Giant with Three Golden Hairs, art by George Kerr; A fairy declares that the son of a woodsman will marry the King's daughter. The Three Wishes; A fairy grants three dwarfs their fondest wishes, but they find that trouble and sorrow come along with the wishes. Back cover art by Walt Kelly of The Fairy Ball. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #70
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 70
    • Cover oxidation.
    • Staples added (not manufacturing).

    Indicia title is "POPEYE AND WIMPY, No. 70." Cover art by Bela Zaboly. Untitled Thimble Theatre Starring Popeye strips, art by Bela Zaboly [as BeeZ]. Olive climbs a tree looking for Cupid, but is knocked off by an irritated bear. Geezil tricks Wimpy with "invisible" hamburgers. Popeye and Wimpy try to cheer Swee'pea up. Swee'pea decides he wants soup for breakfast. Olive wants to be a hostess at Popeye's "spinburger" stand. Olive tries to make Popeye jealous by dancing with everyone but him. Olive gets a job as a waitress at Rough-House's restaurant. Popeye tries to cheer up Swee'pea after the Navy refused to accept him. Geezil, in a fit of generosity, offers to pay Wimpy's hamburger bill. Wimpy disguises himself so that he can be hired as a counterman at Rough-House's diner. Reprinted from Thimble Theatre (King Features Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strips from the early 1940s. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Vol. 79 #4
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    Fishing and hunting articles with photos. 8-in. x 11-in. 48 pages B&W. Cover price $0.20.

  • Vol. 4 #4
    Gags Magazine (1941 Triangle Publications) Vol. 4 #4

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    Vol. 4 #4 - Apr. 1945. Single-panel gag cartoons. 10 1/2-in. x 13-in., 40 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 3 #3
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  • Issue #1
    Gem Comics (1945) 1

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  • Issue #19
    Giggle Comics (1943) 19
    • Interior complete. Near full length split. Cover detached.
  • Issue #4
    Green Lama (1944-1946) 4

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    Edited by Joseph Greene. Cover by Mac Raboy. Written by Ken Crossen (as Richard Foster). Art by Mac Raboy. The Green Lama Bombs Tokyo!; The Lama decides to intervene when he learns that the Japanese have learned how to make Hitler's robot bombs, and they are using them against U.S. forces in the Pacific. Written by Joseph Greene (as Joseph Verdy). Art by Jerry Robinson. A Bull in a China Shop!; The Champions are hired to settle a bet between two men re taking a bull into a china shop to see if it would do any damage, unknown to them that it's a ploy to steal valuable jade. Written by Bruce Elliott. Art by George Roussos (as Perry Williams). The Right Bottle!; An aging actor tells Mac Erc that he wished could be forever young and live forever...Angus decides to grant the request to him and two others, but with a bit of a twist. Written by Bruce Elliott (as Walter Gardner). Art by Mort Lawrence. The Sky's the Limit; Masters becomes involved with a gambler who has just lost his gambling ship, due to a fire, but invites others to play a high stakes card game, intending to kidnap them and hold them for ransom. Ad encouraging readers to join the Green Lama Club, art by Mac Raboy. 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1945
    Guidance Center of the Adult Authority (1945) 1945

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    State of California, Department of Corrections: The Guidance Center of the Adult Authority (1945) was distributed at the San Quentin State Prison 60 years ago. This was an instructional digest-size comic book giveaway. It illustrated a 9 step program for inmates on how they will be prepared to re-enter society. 12 pages, B&W, newsprint interior with card-stock cover, 7-in. x 8.5-in.

  • Issue #18
    Headline Comics (1943) 18

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    Stories and art by H. C. Kiefer and Charles Voight. Headline Comics' first rotating slate featured a slew of Axis-punching super-heroes typical of the early 1940s. Adam changes to Atomic Man to save Sally Allen after an elevator accident. Rudy Rawls, copy boy on the Daily Herald, fights crime using the power of journalism and the name...Copy Boy. Buck Saunders seeks the Fountain of Youth. Junior Rangers; Copy Boy; Buck Saunders; Carrot Topp; Plane Silly; The Strange Little Man; Atomic Man. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 3 #4
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    Historical and religious illustrated stories. Newsprint, 8-in. x 11-in. 16 pages, full color

  • Vol. 2 #10
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  • Vol. 5 #6
    Hollywood Detective (1942-1950 Culture Publications) Pulp Vol. 5 #6

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  • Vol. 2 #4
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  • Vol. 21 #4
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  • Issue #14
    Jingle Jangle Comics (1942) 14

    Cover by Dave Tendlar. Stories and art by George Carlson, Dave Tendlar, Ben Levin, Woody Gelman, and Sophie Ferstadt. Kids' comics featuring the whimsical fables of beloved artist George Carlson, praised by Harlan Ellison as a "comic of the absurd." A Red-Hot Messenger and a Blondish Blonde try to keep the Bandit Baron from stealing the Polka-Dot King's crown. Another rare PSA (in maze form) by Carlson about saving paper for the war effort. Princess Panatella Murphy soars to the rescue when The Pie-Faced Prince swipes the Royal Ferry, which is then re-swiped by the Green Witch and Rajah Razzo Razzh-Berri. An especially amusing issue for Carlson fans. Bingo's Frolics in Fairytale Land; Jingle Jangle Tales: The Polka-Dot King and the Cranberry-Plated Crown; The Rock-Away Horse; Aunty Spry; Chauncey Chirp and Johnny Jay; Collecting Waste Paper; Animated-News; Tommy and the Cuckoo; Hortense the Lovable Brat; The Pie-Faced Prince of Pretzleburg; Professor Beanhead and His Protege Bosko. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
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  • Issue #74
    Jumbo Comics (1938) 74

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    Cover by Joe Doolin. Edited by Jerry Iger. Stories and art by Matt Baker, Alex Blum, and Robert Webb. An influential anthology starring jungle hero Sheena, featuring early art by legendary comics artists in the Eisner-Iger Shop. Swindlers plot to kill Sheena and Bob and impersonate them; Time-traveler Stuart Taylor meets William Shakespeare; An escaped convict is driven to further crimes by the ghost of his evil brother. Nice Sheena cover by Joe Doolin. The Hawk; Weird Stories of the Supernatural; Sheena, Queen of the Jungle; Ghost Gallery; Suicide Crew; ZX-5 Spies In Action; Sky Girl. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #64
    Jungle Comics (1940 Fiction House) 64
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    "Valley of the Ju-Ju Idols," pencils by Ruben Moreira; A con man comes to the jungle and convinces the Tulans to give him whatever he asks for in order to have it sacrificed to their gods; Fearing KaƤnga's interference, he orders the natives to bring him Ann whom he plans to kill. Untitled story; A local chief desires a rare antelope skin for his favorite dancing girl; His hunters poison the local salt lick, inadvertently killing many other animals besides antelopes; Wambi discovers the problem and corrects it. Untitled story, art by Richard Case; A tribal princess has been expelled from her village; Terry and Keeto return her to her home and punish the man who had her expelled. Untitled story, art by Howard Larsen; A young couple steal and idol and are pursued by a shape shifting witch until Tabu takes the idol and returns it to her. "The Drum That Thatcher Made" text story. Untitled story, art by Richard Case; Simba, at first tempted to eat a lost human child, becomes the child's protector until he can be returned to his parents. Untitled story, art by Marcia Snyder; Camilla prevents the theft of the giant gems that form the eyes of the M'kodas' idol. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #108
    King Comics (1936) 108
    Published Apr 1945 by King.
    • Staple rust.

    Comic strip reprints: Blondie (by Chic Young), the Lone Ranger, Barney Baxter, Popeye (Thimble Theatre), Mandrake the Magician, Henry, Flash Gordon (by Alex Raymond), Sport Features (by Burnley), the Phantom, Bringing Up Father (by Geo. McManus), Little Annie Rooney, Sergeant Pat, and Brick Bradford. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Komik Pages (1945) 10

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    Cover by Joe Beck. Stories and art by Charles Biro, Bob Wood, Dick Ryan, Joe Beck, Otto Eppers, Russell Keaton, Rick Yager, Cal Cagno, Fred Schwab and Fred Guardineer. An early comics anthology published by Harry Chesler. Happy Landing accidentally gets an adrenaline shot instead of a tetanus shot, and becomes a super-soldier for an exactly one enemy engagement. Short comedy strips, sometimes just one panel, with titles like Wise Crackers and Shinanigans. Historical and educational strips, including little-known facts about animals, and the adventures of King Arthur. Also featuring early humor strips by Charles Biro and Bob Wood, later the minds behind the notorious Crime Does Not Pay comic. Tenderfoot Joe; Tenderfoot Mary; Wild West Junior; Happy Landing; Gooby-Land; Animal Wise Crackers; Cowboy Jake; Lyin' Lou; Pokey Forgets to Remember; The Age of Animals; Bright and Early; Tom, Dick, and Mary; Dot and Dash; Land o' Nod; Red Starr; Professor McScrewy; Ima Sphinx; Court of Inhuman Relations; Jest the Type; Joe McGee; G-Whizz; Round Table Adventures; Foxy Grandpa; Runt and Tuffy; Shinanigans; Cheerio Minstrels; King Kole's Kourt. 48 pages, Full Color. Note: #10 is the only issue (#1 on inside indicia). Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #1
    Leading Western (1945-1950 Trojan Magazines) Pulp Vol. 1 #1

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  • Vol. 22 #14
    Liberty (1924-1950 Macfadden) Vol. 22 #14

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  • Vol. 22 #15
    Liberty (1924-1950 Macfadden) Vol. 22 #15

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  • Vol. 22 #16
    Liberty (1924-1950 Macfadden) Vol. 22 #16

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  • Vol. 22 #17
    Liberty (1924-1950 Macfadden) Vol. 22 #17

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  • Apr 2 1945
    Life (1883-2000 Clair Maxwell) Apr 2 1945

    April 2, 1945. Classic weekly news/photo magazine. In this issue: Sub-Deb Clubs (subdebutante; teenage girls); control of Germany; Ernie Pyle; and more. General Motors/Fisher full-page ad with art by Dean Cornwell. 10.5-in. x 13.75-in.; partial color; 118 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Apr 9 1945
    Life (1883-2000 Clair Maxwell) Apr 9 1945

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    April 9, 1945. Classic weekly news/photo magazine. In this issue: Battlefield of Iwo Jima, steam turbine locomotive, Herbert Brownell, Broadway season in color, and more. 10.5-in. x 13.75-in.; partial color; 132 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #42
    Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (1941-1962 Dell) 42

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    Bugs Bunny, Sniffles and Mary Jane, Porky Pig, Henery Hawk, and Elmer Fudd. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 25 #3
    Love Book Magazine (1936-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 25 #3
    • 3" Cumulative spine split.
  • Vol. 6 #4
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  • Vol. 15 #4
    Love Short Stories (1940-1955 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 15 #4

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  • Vol. 190 #3
    Love Story Magazine (1921-1954 Street and Smith/Popular) Pulp Vol. 190 #3

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  • Issue #69
    Magic Comics (1939) 69

    Cover by Joe Musial. Edited by Margery McKay (sometimes credited as G. Whiz). Stories and art by Lee Falk, Phil Davis, Dave Breger, Fran Striker, Charles Flanders, Roy Crane, Robert Storm, Mel Graff, Carl Anderson, Edwina Dumm, Chic Young, Bob Dunn, Frank Miller, Joe Musial, 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. Baron Kord believes Mandrake and Lothar have become his mind-control slaves, but Kord's sister Trina helps to free them; Tippie and Cap Stubbs follows the adventures of a boy and his mischievous dog. Mandrake the Magician; Jan and Aloysius; Private Breger; High Spots; Buz Sawyer; The Lone Ranger; Secret Agent X-9; Henry; Little Acorns; Popeye; Barney Baxter; Blondie; Tippie and Cap Stubbs; Dollar-A-Dither. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.