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Comic books May 1945

  • Vol. 27 #2
    10 Story Western Magazine (1936-1954 Popular) Pulp Vol. 27 #2

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  • Vol. 12 #3
    44 Western Magazine (1937-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 12 #3

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  • Issue #98
    Ace Comics (1937) 98
    • Centerfold detached.

    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.

  • Vol. 9 #4
    Ace-High Western Stories (1940-1951 Fictioneers) Vol. 9 #4

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  • Issue #84
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 84
    Published May 1945 by DC.
    • Paper: White
    • Label #1249753019

    Cover art by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye. Tommy Gets a Zero starring Superman, script by Joseph Greene (signed as Jerry Siegel), pencils by John Sikela (signed as Joe Shuster). The Sign that Wasn't There starring Hayfoot Henry. Jackals of the Jungle starring Congo Bill, art by John Daly. Tree's a Crowd starring The Vigilante, script by Joe Samachson, pencils by Mort Meskin (as Mort Morton Jr.). Day of Wishes starring Zatara, script by Joe Samachson, art by William F. White. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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

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  • Issue #97
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 97
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Top 3 rated.
    • Label #0001065006

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon. No Curtains For Cupid, script by Joe Samachson, art by Pen Shumaker; The Eraser Kid is not one to allow a former crook like Harry Long go straight, so he devises a plot to force Harry back into the rackets; What Eraser doesn't count on are Harry's allies: the Sandman and Sandy! Barbs of Chivalry starring the Shining Knight, art by Louis Cazeneuve. The Clue That Wasn't There starring Genius Jones, art by Stan Kaye. Stolen Glory starring Starman, script by Joe Samachson, art by Emil Gershwin. The Life of Riley starring Mike Gibbs, Guerilla, script by Joe Samachson, art by Maurice Del Bourgo. 52 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Air Ace Vol. 2 (1945) 9

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  • Vol. 24 #2
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  • Issue #257
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  • Issue #14
    Animal Comics (1941) 14
    Published May 1945 by Dell.

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    Cover by Walt Kelly. Stories by Walt Kelly, Roger Garis and unknown. Art by Walt Kelly, H.R. McBride, Rube Grossman, George Kerr and unknown. Tales featuring Albert the Alligator ("Albert and the Noah Count Ark"), Uncle Wiggily, Blackie, Hector the Henpecked Rooster, Cilly Goose and Johnny Gruelle's Raggedy Animals! Also: "The Prison of Ice" text story! 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 321 #1
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 321 #1

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  • Vol. 5 #2
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  • Vol. 4 #10
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  • Vol. 35 #3
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 35 #3

    Volume 35, Issue 3 - May, 1945. Cover by William Timmins. Science Fiction and adventure stories, this issue features "First Contact by Murray Leinster. 5.5-in. x 7.5-in., 160 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #18
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    Issue 18 - "The Singing Widow". Softcover Digest, 5" x 7.5", 128 pages, B&W, text only. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #25
    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly (1943 Avon Book Company) 25

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  • Issue #28
    Batman (1940) 28
    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1945 by DC.

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    Cover pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Charles Paris. "Shadow City!", script by Don Cameron, art by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane); When several wealthy playboys are taken in by a quick-rich scheme hatched by the Joker, Batman decides to visit the Crime Clown's layout that he called Shadow City. "The Great Handcuff King!", art by Jerry Robinson; Alfred decides to get a pair of handcuffs in order to practice putting them on felons, but when he decides to practice on a fellow gentlemen's gentlemen, Alfred is shocked at the result. "Shirley Holmes, Policewoman!", script by Bill Finger, art by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane); Batman and Robin have to battle a large-scale outbreak of short-confidence rackets. 1-page Handy Andy story by Jack Farr. "Once a Fighter" text story by Stan Carter. "Batman Goes To Washington!", script by Alvin Schwartz, art by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane); Batman decides to enlist the aid of a Senator and the public in getting ex-cons the chance to get honest work. 1-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #354
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    Published 1945 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #355
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    Published 1945 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #356
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    Published 1945 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #357
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    Published 1945 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Vol. 4 #3
    Beauty Parade (1941-1956 Harrison Publications) Vol. 4 #3

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  • May 1945
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  • Issue #66
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  • Issue #56
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 56

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  • Issue #18
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  • May 1945
    Black Mask (1920-1951 Pro-Distributors/Popular) Black Mask Detective Pulp May 1945

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  • Issue #8
    Blue Bolt Vol. 05 (1944) 8

    Cover by John Wilcox. Stories and art by Joe Donohoe, Ray Gill, Jim Wilcox, Robert Pious, John Jordan, Henry Kiefer, Seth Harmon, Milt Hammer and Tom Gill. Sometimes listed as Blue Bolt #56. Former superhero Blue Bolt soars as an aviator hero in WWII. Cap Hawkins tells the true story of D-Day, June 6, 1944, then still a recent memory. Blue Bolt and Charlie use a makeshift sled to escape enemy troops after crash landing on an island. Sergeant Spook and Jerry help his friend "Pinky Jones," who's been playing hookey and running with a teen gang. Dick Cole; Old Cap Hawkins True Tales: D-Day; Edison Bell; Don't Buy it -- Make it Yourself; Man Bites Dog; Blue Bolt; Krisko and Jasper; Sniffy; Fearless Fellers; Gummed Up; Sgt. Spook; Bluebolts and Nuts. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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

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  • Vol. 30 #5
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  • Issue #39
    Calling All Girls (1941-1949 Parents' Magazine) 1st Series 39

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    Stories and art by Sam Glankoff, Jack Sparling, Ralph O. Ellsworth, Gertrude Crampton, Ruth Berman, Eva Raw Baird, Harry James, Beryl Williams, Annette Turngren, Martha Ross, 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. Famed bandleader Harry James discusses the 1940s recording industry; A profile of a female skier. Judy Wing; Mystery of the Lost Village; The Whole Town Talked; All-American Water Baby; Record Raters; Double Treasure; Movie Memos; Double Exposure Mystery; Summer Stuff; Lets Talk Things Over; Gift for Freedom; She Took to Skis; The Victory Club; Girls in the News; Tricks for Teens. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Captain Flight Comics (1944) 8

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Jerry Maxwell, Frank Stevens and Paul Gattuso. Aviator hero Captain Flight battles the Axis by air during World War II. Captain Flight defends England from attack by the Luftwaffe. Black Cobra seeks a killer who targets women for their jewelry. Space hero Red Rocket investigates when the sun goes out, and encounters an evil devil-like alien. Particularly vivid cover by L. B. Cole. Captain Flight; The Black Cobra: Case of the Screaming Suicides; Red Rocket: The Black Satan of Doomsday; Freddy and his Friends; Flight Heroes; Yankee Girl: The Case of the Mad Moguls; Toppy. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #46
    Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 46

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    Cover by C.C. Beck. Stories by Otto Binder and unknown. Art by C.C. Beck, Beck-Costanza Studio and unknown. Concluding the long-running Monster Society of Evil serial! Deserted by the last remaining members of the Monster Society, Mr. Mind tries to carry on but finds that he's too small to do much of anything on his own. Captain Marvel calls in an exterminator to drive him out of hiding, after which the villain is finally tried and executed for his crimes in "The Monster Society of Evil Chapter 25: The End of Mr. Mind!" by Otto Binder, C.C. Beck and Beck-Costanza Studio. Plus: Billy and Cap help old Jonah Joggins, who tells the most exaggerated of tall tales but is about to be thrown off his land by a greedy oilman in "Captain Marvel and The Tall Stories of Jonah Joggins!" Also: When Billy tallies up all of Captain Marvel's accomplishments for the last month, Cap realizes that he's pretty tired of his daily adventures. Steamboat promises to take him to do something new, but along the way Captain Marvel still has to perform the usual feats of strength and bravery in "Captain Marvel Has a Dull Day!" with story by Otto Binder. And: 2-page text story "A Matter of Pride" by Jess Benton. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Captain Marvel Jr. (1942) 30

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  • Issue #31
    Captain Midnight (1942-1948) 31

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    Captain Midnight in "Java Justice," "Sergeant Twilight's Flying School," and "Captain Midnight and the Pan-American Railroad!" Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 16 #12
    Children's Playmate Magazine (1929 A.R. Mueller) Vol. 16 #12

    Volume 16, Issue 12 - May 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.

  • Vol. 14 #3
    Complete Love Magazine (1938-1951 Periodical House) Pulp Vol. 14 #3

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  • Vol. 15 #10
    Complete Western Book Magazine (1933-1957 Newsstand) Pulp Vol. 15 #10

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  • Vol. 2 #8
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  • Issue #6
    Contact Comics (1944) 6

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    Cover art by L. B. Cole. Untitled story, art by Rudy Palais; Dennis is listening in to secret Japanese radio messages, all of which are meant to hinder the Allied invasion of the Japanese homeland; So he sends his friend Moki to locate the radio station, which he does, and together with the Golden Eagle, put an end to the station and its crew. Untitled story, art by Harvey Kurtzman; Discovering that Bill has been captured and being tortured for information by the Japanese in a concentration camp, Black Venus vows to locate and save him from further atrocities. "Rehearsal For War," art by Siebel; The role that the Army Air Forces School of Applied Tactics has in preparing military personnel for combat readiness is depicted. "P-38 Lightning" one-page story, art by Paul Parker. A Step Nearer to Tokio" [sic]; Article about the victory of the U.S. over Japanese forces at the Battle of the Philippines. "Trucks With Wings," art by Tony DiPreta; The role of the Air Transport Command in the war effort is highlighted. "Hero at Home"; Cmd. McKnight deals with a loose bomb in his airplane. "Parson Paratrooper"; A biography of Rev. Raymond Hall as he joins the military and goes through training. Untitled Triggers story; Trig is sent to France to retrieve valuable information from a secret agent. Untitled story, art by George Appel; The Japanese decide on a daring plan to attack Tommy and his squadron, and capture Tommy in order to prevent their attacks on the Japanese forces trying to keep their shipping lanes open in the Pacific. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Coo Coo Comics (1942) 17

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    Victor E. Pazmiño cover. Contains funny animal stories. In order of appearance: "Supermouse"; "Basil the Bold" by Victor E. Pazmiño; "The Flying Pony" art by Tony Loeb; "Bagshaw Bear" art by Jack Bradbury; "Bozo the Hobo"; "Mr. Pudge" art by Ken Hultgren; "Eggbert" story by Mike Maltese; and "Slumber Jack 'Bites Off More Than He Can Chew'" art by Ken Champin. "Volto From Mars" comic advertisement from Grape-Nuts Flakes. Illustrated text stories: "The Magic Coins: Ferdinand Fox and Herbert Hare Make a Good Team" by Alexander Samalman; and "A New Member of the K-9s: A Firefly Gets a Flash of Inspiration!" by Mickey Klar Marks. 52 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 6 #3
    Crack Detective (1942-1949 Columbia) Pulp Vol. 6 #3

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  • Issue #39
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 39

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Rudy Palais, Dick Wood, Dick Briefer, Norman Maurer, Al Fagaly, 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. Killer Ray Sutherland flees Eugene, Oregon in 1930 and finds a hideout in the mountains. The leaders of Paris's Apaches street gang become involved in a love triangle with a prostitute, in a story with bad-girl art by Rudy Palais. "Overcoat Joe" swindles hotels by pretending his suit was stolen, but finally gets caught without pants. Also featuring a vintage PSA warning against wartime inflation. Don't Get Hooked Again!; King Killer of the Mountain; The Case of the Missing Pants; Blonde Queen of Crime; The Fateful Letter; The Case of the Tell-Tale Watch; The Crime of Terry Almodovar; Whodunnit: The Case of the Mad Midget. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Daredevil Comics (1941 Lev Gleason) 30

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Charles Biro, Norman Maurer, Dick Wood, Bob Q. Sale, Carl Hubbell 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 encounter a carnival fortune teller and his trail of shattered lives. The Pirate Prince meets the evil Horrible Horace, who takes advantage of their uncanny resemblance, in a story by Dick Briefer. Teen inventor Dickie Dean creates a houseboat of the air. Daredevil; Sniffer and the Deadly Dozen; Dickie Dean; Crimebuster: A Real Champ; The Pirate Prince; The Claw. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #99
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 99

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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. The Penguin, operating out of a hideout he considers fool proof, police proof and Batman proof, concocts a scheme in which he freezes a person, then sends a box with the body to relatives for the payment of a certain sum of money to safely have them restored to life in the Batman and Robin tale "The Temporary Murders!" by Don C. Cameron and Dick Sprang. Plus: Three-Ring Binks in an untitled story by Jack Farr; Slam Bradley in "Veteran in Villainy!" with art by Howard Sherman; Air Wave in "Caution...Handle without Care!" with art by George Roussos; and The Boy Commandos in "The Locusts of Lohan!" with art by Louis Cazeneuve (not by Simon and Kirby, despite the listed credits). Also: Billy Brand 1-pager; 2-page text story "The Refugees" by Stan Carter; and The Boners 1-pager by Lit-Win. 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #41
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  • Vol. 170 #1
    Detective Story Magazine (1915-1949 Street & Smith) Pulp 1st Series Vol. 170 #1

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  • Vol. 30 #2
    Detective Tales (1935-1953 Popular Publications) Pulp 2nd Series Vol. 30 #2

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

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