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Comic books August 1945

  • Issue #101
    Ace Comics (1937) 101
    • One staple (manufacturing).

    Cover art by Joe Musial. The Phantom strips, script by Lee Falk, art by Ray Moore. Tim Tyler's Luck strips, art by Lyman Young. Daffy Doodles strips, art by Doc Winner. Katzenjammer Kids strips, art by H.H. Knerr. Jungle Jim strips, art by Alex Raymond. Barney Google strips, art by Billy DeBeck. 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. They'll Do It Every Time strips, art by Jimmy Hatlo. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 113 #4
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular) Pulp Vol. 113 #4
    • 1.5" Cumulative spine split.
  • Issue #15
    Archie (1943) 15
    • Paper: Light tan to off white
    • Cover detached.
    • Label #0316460015
    • Cover and centerfold detached at one staple. 2" cumulative spine tear.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($9.00) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack
    • Label #0231518006
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack
    • Label #0207862001
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Tape on 1st and 2nd page.
    • Label #1221140002
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    • Interior is complete. No front or back cover.

    Cover by Bill Vigoda. Stories by unknown. Art by Bill Vigoda, Bill Woggon, Bob Montana, Al McLean and Terry Szenics. Archie goes to a masquerade as a knight and Jughead goes as his horse. Archie causes choas at the masquerade, and particularly upsets his English teacher Mr. Squeegee in "A Horse's Tale"! Plus: A hypochondriac tells Mr. Andrews that he appears to be very sick in "The Physical Wreck"; Betty and Veronica make life masks in "The Plastic Mask"; Archie is cooking pancakes when the air raid siren goes off -- he has to turn off all the lights in the house and keep his pancakes from burning at the same time in the Archie Short "Blitzed By the Blackout"; a tale starring Dotty and Ditto; and Archie caddies for Mr. Andrews and does more harm than good in "The Caddy"! Plus: When Archie breaks Mr. Weatherbee's typewriter, it's up to Archie and Jughead to fix it in the 2-page text story "You Can't Kill a Guy For Trying"! Also: "Match Wits With Archie" activity page! 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #58
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 58
    • 3-1/2" cumulative spine split. PRINTING ERROR. One staple. Cover completely detached. Centerfold detached. Writing (interior).
  • Issue #2
    Blue Bolt Vol. 06 (1945) 2

    Cover by Tom Gill. Stories and art by Joe Donohoe, Ray Gill, Jim Wilcox, Robert Pious, Jack Hearne, Harold DeLay, Pam Robinson, Milt Hammer and Tom Gill. Sometimes listed as Blue Bolt #58. Former superhero Blue Bolt soars as an aviator hero in WWII. Cap Hawkins tells the true story of the B-29 Super Fortress bomber. Sergeant Spook helps Jerry when he gets mixed up with an eccentric portrait painter and a rich kid who looks just like him. Also featuring an ad for Tootsie Rolls, "Captain Tootsie Battles Monster Man!" Cover (a War Bonds promotion) features portraits of various American WWII generals and admirals, including future President Dwight Eisenhower. Inside front cover features a message from those same military figures, again promoting War Bonds, a WWII funding drive. Dick Cole; Old Cap Hawkins True Tales; Edison Bell: The Disappearing Act; Make Edison Bell's Professional Magician's Magic Box; Thorns of the Devil; Blue Bolt; Krisko and Jasper; Fearless Fellers; Sgt. Spook; Bluebolts and Nuts. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Catman Comics (1941) 29
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  • Vol. 17 #3
    Children's Playmate Magazine (1929 A.R. Mueller) Vol. 17 #3

    Volume 17, Issue 3 - August 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 #102
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 102
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    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split. Cover oxidation/edge chipping.
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    • First wrap heavily torn.

    Cover by Dick Sprang. Stories by Alvin Schwartz, Jack Farr and unknown. Art by Dick Sprang, Jack Farr, Howard Sherman, George Roussos and Louis Cazeneuve. The Joker turns the tables on logic, holding a home for ransom instead of people. And to top it off, it all is one giant trap in the Batman and Robin tale "The House That Was Held for Ransom!" by Alvin Schwartz and Dick Sprang. Plus: Three-Ring Binks in an untitled story by Jack Farr; Slam Bradley in "Smash Your Baggage!" with art by Howard Sherman; Air Wave in "Of Mice and Muggs!" with art by George Roussos; and The Boy Commandos in "The Floating Evil!" with art by Louis Cazeneuve (not by Simon and Kirby, despite the listed credits). Also: 2-page text story "Crime's Henchman" by Ted Udall (as Ted Loury). 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #40
    Exciting Comics (1940) 40
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    • Cover detached at both staples and re-adhered with tape. 1" spine split from base of comic.
  • Vol. 10 #1
    Exciting Western (1940-1953 Better Publications) Pulp Vol. 10 #1
    • 3/4" Cumulative spine split.
  • Issue #133
    Famous Funnies (1934) 133
    • 1.5" spine split from base of comic.

    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; "Scorchy Smith" by Noel Sickles; "High Lights of History" by J. Carroll Mansfield; "Dickie Dare" by Milton Caniff; "Napoleon" by Clifford McBride; "Oaky Doaks" by Ralph Briggs Fuller; "Chief Wahoo" by Allen Saunders and Elmer Woggon; and "Jitter" by Arthur B. Poinier. "Fangs of the Desert" text story by Howard Haynes. Activity pages by A. W. Nugent. 52 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #90
    Feature Comics (1939) 90
    • Cover detached. Centerfold detached. 2.5 " Cumulative spine split.

    Cover art by Al Bryant. "The Whispering Corpse," script by Joe Millard, pencils by Dan Zolnerowich; Doll Man turns grave-digger to defeat the Whispering Corpse. Untitled Blimpy story, script and art by Al Stahl. "Song of Sorcery," script and art by Vernon Henkel; A music manuscript is found on a dead man, and Swing Sisson and his band play it over and are nearly killed by a fanatic. "Perkypestius Goofykidia..." starring Perky, script and art by Sid Lazarus. Untitled Mickey Finn story, script and art by Lank Leonard. "Oooh, Captain Shaw!"; Spin Shaw's "Wildcat" fighter plane is shot down over the Pacific. Untitled story, art by Bill Quackenbush; Rusty Ryan Joins The South Sea Pirates. 60 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #66
    Flash Comics (1940 DC) 66
    Published Aug 1945 by DC.
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    • Front and back cover ONLY.

    Flash stars in "The Flash and the Black Widow," written by Robert Bloch, art by Everett E. Hibbard. Also includes: Hop Harrigan in The Perils of Patsy by Jon L. Blummer; Johnny Thunder in "Cheerful Service Week" by John B. Wentworth and Stan Aschmeier; "The Story of Young George Washington" by M.C. Gaines and Don Cameron; an ad for Hop Harrigan's All American Flying Club; and Hawkman in "The Dweller in the Sea" by Fox and Joe Kubert. 48 pgs. Cover art by Hibbard. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #79
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 79
    • 2 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Oxidation. Chipping.

    Indicia title is "WALT DISNEY'S MICKEY MOUSE, No. 79." The Riddle of the Red Hat, script by Eleanor Packer, art by Carl Barks; Mickey laughs at Minnie's new hat, then mistakes a girl in a similar hat for Minnie; The girl mistakes Mickey for someone else and gives him a "diamond ring" that actually contains a large ruby. Pluto the Hero, art by Vivie Risto. Goofy's Orphans, art possibly by Don Gunn. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #80
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 80
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    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Indicia title is "SMILIN' JACK, No. 80." Untitled Smilin' Jack stories, scripts and art by Zack Mosley. Dixie returns from the war zone and she and Jack plan on getting married; Fat Stuff shows off his new triplets. Dixie leaves to see her husband, who is in the hospital, and Jack is broken-hearted. Joy gets a job as a flight instructor and Downwind succeeds in getting Jack and Joy together; Later, spies capture Downwind. The Eye and K-9 tie up Downwind in the hold of a target ship that is to be used for practice bombing. When the stress of a big wedding gets to be too much, Jack and Joy decide to elope. Reprinted from Smilin' Jack (News-Tribune Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1940. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Four Favorites (1941) 19
    • 3" cumulative spine split. Chew.

    Rudy Palais cover. In order of appearance: "Magno and Davey, 'The Adventure of the Watchmaker of Doom...'" art by Rudy Palais; "The Unknown Soldier"; "Lash Lightning"; and "Captain Courageous" art by Rudy Palais. "Hangnoose Heritage" text story by Cliff Howe, reprinted in Four Favorites (1941) #28. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    George Pal's Puppetoons (1945) 5
    • 1 1/2 " spine split from bottom.
  • Issue #45
    Grand Slam Three Aces (1945) 45
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Canadian Edition.
    • Label #2073653002
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    Red Rover "Saves Bird Island," The Purple Rider, Commander Steel in "The Strong Box Mystery." 36 pages; full color. Canadian comic. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Headline Comics (1943) 20
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • Chipping to upper back side corner bracket.
    • Label #1488665018

    Headline Comics' first rotating slate featured a slew of Axis-punching super-heroes typical of the early 1940s. Atomic Man battles fascists in a South American town to save a doctor's life; Copy Boy gets tangled up with kidnappers in his final adventure; Carrot Topp faces The Affair of the Bogus Bills. Junior Rangers; Copy Boy; Picture Queries!; Buck Saunders; Carrot Topp; Beast of Prey; Atomic Man. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #68
    Jungle Comics (1940 Fiction House) 68
    • Staple rust. Rust migration.

    Cover art by Joe Doolin. "What is a Cameleopard?" article. "Satan's Safari," art by Ruben Moreira (as Rubi Moore); A white man-led leopard cult kidnaps Ann for sacrifice. Untitled story, art by Howard Larsen; A girl, raised by wolves, is leading her wolf pack on murderous raids against settlers and villagers; Tabu confronts her and turns her into an oryx that is killed and eaten by the wolves. Unttiled story, art by Richard Case; Simba rescues a baby gazelle from attacks by a leopard and a hawk. Untitled story, art by Marcia Snyder; A white renegade leads a band of slavers who are taking pygmy girls while disguised as gorillas. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #46
    Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (1941 Dell) 46
  • Issue #73
    Magic Comics (1939) 73

    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. Mandrake's girlfriend Narda runs afoul of the servants of the Witch of Kaloon; Heroes on Wings profiles record-setting WWII air ace David McCampbell. 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.

  • Issue #41
    Military Comics (1941) 41
    • Tape along spine, cover detached at one staple.
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    • 1" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple Tearing in interior. Chew

    Cover art by Al Bryant. Beware of Snakes When About To Die starring Blackhawk. Untitled stories starring Choo Choo (script and art by Gill Fox), Private Dogtag (script and art by Al Stahl), Ezra (script and art by Harry Sahle), and P.T. Boat. This Island For Sale starring Death Patrol, script and art by Al Stahl. 60 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #2
    Mystery Book Magazine (1945-1950 Standard Magazines) Pulp Vol. 1 #2
  • Issue #49
    National Comics (1940) 49

    Cover art by Jack Cole. A Corpse For a Cannonball starring Barker, script and art by Klaus Nordling. Here Lies Windy Breeze--He Lies and Lies and Lies, script and art by Jack Cole. Untitled stories starring Lassie (script and art by Bernard Dibble), Sally O'Neil Policewoman, Intellectual Amos (script and art by Andre LeBlanc), Quicksilver (art by Bill Quackenbush), and Destroyer 171. Monster of Milton Park starring Whistler, script and art by Vernon Henkel. 60 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #102
    New Funnies (1942 TV Funnies) 102
  • Issue #114
    Popular Comics (1936) 114
  • Issue #54
    Prize Comics (1940) 54
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #1497189008

    The Double Takes the Trouble starring Boom Boom Brannigan, art by Charles Voight. His Own Story of His Childhood starring Frankenstein, script and art by Dick Briefer. Little Looie starring Zar, art by Robert Baldwin. Yank and Doodle and Black Owl. Untitled stories starring Caveman Frolics and Sir Prize (art by Charles Voight). $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 38 #3
    Railroad Man's Magazine (1929 Frank A. Munsey/Popular/Carstens) 2nd Series Vol. 38 #3
    • Full spine split. Back cover missing.
  • Issue #46
    Sparkler Comics (1941 2nd Series) 46
  • Issue #87
    Super Comics (1938) 87

    Comic strip reprints: Dick Tracy (Chester Gould), Winnie Winkle, Smitty, Moon Mullins, Tiny Tim, Clyde Beatty, Harold Teen, and Little Orphan Annie. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Super Magician Comics Vol. 4 (1944) 4
    • Miscut.

    "Blackstone Battles Doctor Zero," "Blackstone Shows Tom and Dick How To Do the Color Trick," Red Dragon in "Spheres of Satan," "Lady in White and the Shrinking Giant," and "Blackstone Solves the Riddle of the Rajpoot Ruby." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Target Comics Vol. 06 (1945) 5
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    • 2" cumulative spine split.

    Classic WWII Tojo cover by Tom Gill. Cadet story, art by Walter Johnson; Kit Carter catches a murderous mink rancher. Speck, Spot, and Sis story, script and art by Milt Hammer. Peg Leg Killer starring Target and the Targeteers, art by Walter Johnson. Candid Charlie story, art by B. Gordon Guth. Bull's-Eye Bill story, art by Jack Hearne. Dan'l Flannel story. Friends At Last text story by Pam Robinson. Killer's Holiday starring Chameleon, script and art by Don Rico. Full page sequential panel art ad for Tootsie Rolls candy, script by Rod Reed, art by C. C. Beck. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    True Sport Picture Stories Vol. 3 (1945) 2
    • Paper: Off white
    • Centerfold detached at original single center staple.
    • Paper: Off white
  • Issue #59
    Walt Disney's Comics and Stories (1940 Dell/Gold Key/Gladstone) 59
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #840C39-004
    • Staple rust.
    • 7" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple. Centerfold detached.
  • Issue #60
    Wings Comics (1940) 60
    • Centerfold detached.
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    • Centerfold detached at both staples.

    Cover by Lee Elias. Edited by J.F. Byrne. Stories and art by Lee Elias, Alex Blum, Ed Waldman, and Matt Baker. Aviation-themed adventure, combat and history tales from pioneering comics publisher Fiction House. Wings Comics pares down to 32 pages as WWII comes to a close. The final adventure of the Skull Squad, as they protect a fleeing Allied convoy in a stolen Japanese plane; A downed pilot has a near-death experience; Greasemonkey Griffin goes AWOL to keep a date with lovely Genevieve. Fifteen Men on a Dead Man's Chest; Captain Wings; Greasemonkey Griffin; Skull Squad; Clipper Kirk. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.