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Comic books April 1946

  • Vol. 33 #1
    Detective Tales (1935-1953 Popular Publications) Pulp 2nd Series Vol. 33 #1

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  • Vol. 51 #1
    Dime Detective Magazine (1931-1953 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 51 #1

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  • Vol. 45 #4
    Dime Western Magazine (1932-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 45 #4

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  • Vol. 27 #2
    Doc Savage (1933-1949 Street & Smith) Pulp Vol. 27 #2

    April 1946. "Five Fathoms Dead" by "Kenneth Robeson"; "World Lanes to Montizo" by Stuart Friedman; "Who Rides a Tiger" by Thorne Lee; "All That Glitters" by Everett M. Webber; and "The Jonah and the Jap" by Frank Herbert (of "Dune" fame; precedes his first Science Fiction story by 6 years). Digest size, 5-5/8" x 7-3/4"; black and white; 128 pages. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #33
    Don Winslow of the Navy (1943 Fawcett) 33

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  • Issue #2
    Dopey Duck Comics (1945) 2
  • Issue #18
    Dynamic Comics (1941 Chesler) 18

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  • Vol. 7 #29
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (1941-Present Davis-Dell) Vol. 7 #29

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  • Issue #46
    Exciting Comics (1940) 46

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Mystery of the Vanishing Convoy starring Black Terror, art by Bob Oksner. Untitled Kara the Jungle Princess story, art by Al Camy; vs. Targala, High Priest of the evil ape god. Untitled Scarab story, pencils by Ken Battefield. Untitled American Eagle and Eaglet story. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 8 #1
    Exciting Love (1941-1958 Better Publications) Pulp Vol. 8 #1

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  • Vol. 11 #2
    Exciting Western (1940-1953 Better Publications) Pulp Vol. 11 #2

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  • Vol. 7 #3
    Famous Fantastic Mysteries (1939-1953 Frank A. Munsey/Popular/Altus) Pulp Vol. 7 #3

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    April 1946. Cover by Lawrence Stevens. Fantasy stories "The Island of Captain Sparrow" by S. Fowler Wright, "The Willows" by Algernon Blackwood, and "Roderick's Story" by E. F. Benson. Illustrations by Lawrence Stevens and Ronald Clyne. Softcover Pulp, 7-in. x 9 1/2-in.; 130 Pages, B&W. Published by Popular Publications Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #141
    Famous Funnies (1934) 141

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    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; "Chief Wahoo" by Allen Saunders and Elmer Woggon; "Napoleon" by Clifford McBride; "Dickie Dare" by Milton Caniff; "Scorchy Smith" by Noel Sickles; and "Oaky Doaks" by Ralph Briggs Fuller. "Gasoline Cowboy" text story. Activity pages by A. W. Nugent. 52 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #41
    Fawcett's Funny Animals (1943) 41

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  • Issue #97
    Feature Comics (1939) 97

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    Cover art by Al Bryant. "The Feathered Felons" starring Doll Man, script by Joe Millard, art by Dan Zolnerowich; The Peacock is in prison and succeeds in building a model plane, which he uses to escape, then he gains control of a flock of pigeons to help him in committing more crimes. "Insectville" starring Perky, script and art by Sid Lazarus. "Hair-Raising Spook Stories" starring Blimpy, script and art by Al Stahl. "The Band Breakup" starring Swing Sisson; A red-headed siren proves that even friends can fall out over a woman. Untitled Mickey Finn story, script and art by Lank Leonard. "Boilermaker's Picnic" one-page story starring Poison Ivy, script and art by Jack Cole. "Darla the Dancer," pencils by Bill Quackenbush; Spin exposes some swindlers who drug sailors and soldiers for their money. "The Isle of the Dead," pencils by Peter Riss; Canoes filled with burial gifts are sent to another island ruled by a parasite tribe. 60 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 65 #7
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  • Issue #70
    Flash Comics (1940 DC) 70
    Published Apr 1946 by DC.

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    Flash stars in "An Ocean of Gold," written by Gardner Fox, art by Everett E. Hibbard. Also includes: Ghost Patrol in "Old Mexico" by John B. Wentworth and Frank Harry; Johnny Thunder in "Ancient Egyptian History" by John B. Wentworth and Stan Aschmeier; Mutt and Jeff strips by Al Smith; and Hawkman in "The Man with the Amazing Nosae" by Fox and Joe Kubert. 48 pgs. Cover art by Kubert. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #102
    Four Color (1942 Series 2) 102
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #0357300015
    • Cover oxidation.
    • 3/4" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached.
    • Staple added (not manufacturing).

    Indicia title is "OSWALD THE RABBIT, No. 102." Map of scenes from the story, art by Walt Kelly. Oswald Rabbit and The Great Egg Hunt, art by Lloyd White and Walt Kelly; The mortgage is due on Oswald and Toby's house; Mister Skrats, who holds the mortgage and wants them to default so he can dig for buried treasure in the cellar, tricks Oswald and Toby into heading to the mountains to seek the biggest egg, which would win a contest; If the contest wasn't fake, that is; The two find a roc's nest and the roc takes them to a tropical island where they become kings of a cannibal tribe. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #103
    Four Color (1942 Series 2) 103

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    Indicia title is "EASTER WITH MOTHER GOOSE, No. 103." Cover art by Walt Kelly. Easter With Mother Goose; The characters in Mother Goose Land have an Easter party at Little Boy Blue's home. Buddy Bunny's Problem; The Easter Bunny has his son, Buddy Bunny, deliver some Easter baskets, but Buddy has all sorts of problems. The Three Blind Mice and their Easter Gift; The Three Blind Mice (who aren't blind) get a dozen eggs for Tommy Tucker, who's sick in bed. Inside an Easter Egg; A story combining characters and lines from various nursery rhymes. Through the Town; A boy wanders through a town, asking nursery rhyme characters if they've seen the Easter Bunny. Humpty Dumpty and the Giant; The Giant takes Humpty Dumpty up the beanstalk to his castle to have him for supper. All art by Walt Kelly. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #104
    Four Color (1942 Series 2) 104

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    Indicia title is "FAIRY TALE PARADE, No. 104." Painted cover art by Arthur E. Jameson. Tiny Esmeralda, art by Arthur E. Jameson; Esmeralda, a tiny princess in the forest, sees a handsome man on horseback and wishes she was his size; The mouse prince goes to the witch's house to see if she can help. The Kingdoms of the Thousand Mountains, art by Arthur E. Jameson; In a mountainous kingdom, people do not venture out after dark for fear of a witch. The Wee Man, art by Walt Kelly; An evil sorcerer shrinks a man, Crumpet, to mouse-size; A prince rescues the little man from a hawk, but the sorcerer puts a curse on the prince's son, causing him to shrink to Crumpet's size. Melisandra, art by Arthur E. Jameson; A cruel queen takes her young stepdaughter to the enchanted forest and abandons her there. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #105
    Four Color (1942 Series 2) 105
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Minor color touch. 1/2" cumulative spine split. Cover detached. Only one staple (manufacturing).
    • Staple rust.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1994772001
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    • 2" spine split from base of comic.

    Stories, Art and Cover by Walt Kelly. Featuring tales such as "The Internal Intern," "Albert and the Barbecue," "Such A Duel About Nothing or Feud For Thought Use Remarks" and "Fearless Friends of the Fish Fry"! Starring Pogo Possum and Albert the Alligator! 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 3 #31
    Freelance Comics (1941) Canadian Vol. 3 #31
    • Staple rust. Rust migration.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #0962604003

    Written by Ted McCall. Art by Ted Furness. 60 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Frisky Fables Vol. 2 (1946) 1

    Cover by Al Fago. Stories and art by Al Fago, Mickey Klar Marks, Jim Adams, and A. W. Nugent. Sometimes listed as Frisky Fables #4. Funny-animal hijinks in a cutesy style from Novelty Press. A rabbit con man tries to swindle Icicle Ike the penguin out of his paycheck. Kittens Tick, Tack and Toe sneak backstage at a magician's show and unleash more magic than they can handle. Zany Giraffe solves the mystery of Herbie Hedgehog's missing kite. Dipsy Doodle enters his magical storybook to rewrite The Pied Piper. Neddy Bear; The Frowning Pansies; Tick Tack and Toe; Icicle Ike; Spunky; Zany Giraffe; Pidgy and the Magic Paint; Dipsy Doodle; Puzzle Page; Boswell's Last Chance. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 2 #4
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  • Issue #9
    Funny Stuff (1944) 9
    Published Apr 1946 by DC.

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    The Wandering Castle starring The Three Mouseketeers, art by Ron Santi. Abner Babner starring J. Rufus Lion, art by Santi. Star For a Day starring Blackie Bear, art by Santi. A Night Wit Da Nitwitz starring Bulldog Drumhead, art by Santi. Phooey on Heroes starring McSnurtle the Turtle, art by Martin Naydel. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 29 #2
    G-Men Detective (1935-1953 Standard Magazines) Pulp Vol. 29 #2

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  • Vol. 4 #3
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  • Issue #3
    George Pal's Puppetoons (1945) 3

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  • Issue #31
    Giggle Comics (1943) 31
  • Issue #4
    Golden Lad (1945) 4

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  • Issue #28
    Ha Ha Comics (1943) 28
    Published Apr 1946 by ACG.

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  • Issue #8
    Hap Hazard Comics (1944) 8

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  • Issue #23
    Headline Comics (1943) 23
    • 3" cumulative spine split.

    Cover by Jack Kirby. Stories and art by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Headline Comics changes direction as Captain America creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby take over the title, focusing on the lurid, hard-edged crime dramas that were then in vogue. The last days of infamous gangster Baby Face Nelson. The true story of Michael Malloy, the "indestructible man." A failed revolution plot makes Guy Fawkes a celebrated British figure (and the indirect inspiration of Alan Moore's V for Vendetta). The Last Bloody Days of Babyface Nelson; The Doctor Is Missing; The Bear Skull Trail to Death; Still Being Burned At the Stake After Four Hundred Years; To My Valentine; Killer in the Kitchen. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 4 #8
    Hello Buddies (1940's) Vol. 4 #8

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    April-May 1946. Volume 4, Issue 8. Humor Digest featuring jokes and cartoons. The highlights of this issue feature a 4-pg comic strip starring Salt Water Taffy by Art Helfant, two cartoons by Vic Herman, and one by Henry Boltinoff. Softcover Digest, side-stitched, 5 1/4-in. x 7 1/4-in., 64 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 4 #14
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    Newsprint, 8-in. x 18-in., 16 pages, full color.

  • Vol. 4 #15
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    Newsprint, 8-in. x 18-in., 16 pages, full color.

  • Vol. 4 #16
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    Newsprint, 8-in. x 18-in., 16 pages, full color.

  • Vol. 4 #17
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    Newsprint, 8-in. x 18-in., 16 pages, full color.

  • Vol. 7 #2
    Hollywood Detective (1942-1950 Culture Publications) Pulp Vol. 7 #2

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  • Issue #3
    Jamboree (1946) 3

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  • Issue #1
    Jim Ray's Aviation Sketch Book (1946) 1
    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #0015554001
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    • Cover oxidation.

    Jim Ray's Aviation Sketch Book, Picture Stories of Planes and Pilots (1946). Includes the story of the dropping of the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima during World War II. Although the bomb was dropped as any other bomb is dropped, it is depicted as being dropped by parachute. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #2
    Jing Pals (1946) 2
    Published Apr 1946 by Victory.

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  • Issue #20
    Jingle Jangle Comics (1942) 20

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    Cover by David Tendlar. Stories and art by George Carlson, Dave Tendlar, Ben Levin, Charles W. Winter, Leo Fredericks and Charles Bange. Kids' comics featuring the whimsical fables of beloved artist George Carlson, praised by Harlan Ellison as a "comic of the absurd." A Fair Weatherman and his Clock must rescue a Cuckoo from a sinister Windmill before the King's picnic. Hortense falls asleep in the toy store and becomes involved in the war between toys and toy soldiers. The Green Witch sets out to steal Dimwitri's blunderbuss while he's hunting Whifflesnorts. Also featuring an ad for a glow-in-the dark necktie: "By day a lovely swank tie...By night a call to love in glowing words." Bingo and Glum in Fairytale Land; Chauncey Chirp and Johnny Jay; Jingle Jangle Tales: The Very Fair Weatherman and the Clock-Less Cuckoo; A Safety Jingle; Hortense the Lovable Brat; Fun and Knowledge 'Comic College'; Aunty Spry; The Rat and the Robber Crab; The Pie-Face Prince of Old Pretzleburg. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Joker Comics (1942) 22

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  • Issue #86
    Jumbo Comics (1938) 86

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    In order of appearance: "Sheena, Queen of the Jungle" art by Robert Webb, reprinted in Sheena Queen of the Jungle (1942 Fiction House) #14; "ZX-5: Spies in Action" and "Stuart Taylor in Weird Stories of the Supernatural" art by Alex Blum; "Sky Girl" art by Matt Baker; "The Hawk" art by Robert Webb; and "The Ghost Gallery" art by Alex Blum. "Sheena and the Death Claws" text story by Audrey Anthony "Toni" Blum (as Tom Alexander). 52 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #76
    Jungle Comics (1940 Fiction House) 76
    • Centerfold detached.

    Cover art by Joe Doolin. "Monstrosso, King of the Apes," art by Howard Larsen; Dr. Lane experiments with controlling the minds of animals; When two white hunters learn this, they want to steal the mind-controlled gorilla for themselves, but first, they want to use it to kill Kaänga; Their plan backfires, Kaänga kills the gorilla, and the hunters perish in a fall from a cliff along with Dr. Lane. Untitled story, art by August Froehlich; Simba spoils Chief M'romba's antelope hunt and the chief orders his village to help him kill Simba; Simba evades the traps and the hunters and then, discovering M'romba's son in quicksand, leads the hunters to the boy so that he can be rescued. M'romba forgives Simba. Untitled story; Wambi, aided by his bird friends, disrupts the activities of a white bird hunter who is collecting exotic feathers. Untitled story, art by Joe Doolin; A woman posing as a geologist kidnaps the sultan and his daughter. Terry rescues them once he figures out the woman's ruse. "Stalkers of the Black Renegade" text story. Untitled story, art by Richard Case; Sata steals the power of mind control from an old witch in order to rule the jungle; Tabu intervenes and restores the old woman's power and sees to it that Sata is banished. Jungle Facts filler, art by Mike Peppe. Untitled story, pencils by Fran Hopper; Camilla thwarts M'bizi's efforts to prevent the wedding of Barong and Feda. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #120
    King Comics (1936) 120

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    Cover by Joe Musial. Edited by Ruth Plumly Thompson (sometimes credited as Jo King). Stories and art by Chic Young, Fran Striker, Charles Flanders, Bob Dunn, Frank Miller, Bob Naylor, Lee Falk, Phil Davis, Bela Zaboly, George McManus, Austin Briggs, Jack Sords, Wilson McCoy, Otto Soglow, Ruth Plumly Thompson, Carl Anderson, and Alex Raymond. Pioneering comics publisher David McKay presents an anthology series featuring reprints of King Features Syndicate comic strips. The life of groundbreaking baseball player Jackie Robinson; Mandrake the Magician faces Tiger Shark, aka the Santa Claus Pirate. Blondie; The Lone Ranger; Dun-Dums; Barney Baxter in the Air; Mandrake the Magician; Thimble Theatre; Bringing Up Father; Flash Gordon; Sords Sports; The Phantom; The Little King; Henry. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Krazy Komics (1942) 21
    Published Apr 1946 by Timely.

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  • Apr 6 1946
    Liberty (1924) Canadian Apr 6 1946

    April 6, 1946. Vol 23, No 14 (incorrectly labeled Vol 27 inside). April Almanac cover. Articles by Max Braithwaite, Olga Ley, Wilfred List. Fiction by Neill C. Wilson, Oscar Schisgall, H. H. Stinson, Cliff Farrell, and Nancy Bruff. Illustrations by Ralph Crawley, Ernest Chiriaka, Martin Gulser, and Thomas Atwell. "The Thropp Family" comic strip by Lawrence Lariar and Donlou. 8 1/2-in. x 11 1/2-in., 52 pages, black and white with spot color. Cover price $0.05.

  • Apr 13 1946
    Liberty (1924) Canadian Apr 13 1946
    Tags: Reprint

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    April 13, 1946. Vol 23, No 15 (incorrectly labeled Vol 27 inside). Cover by John W. James. Articles by Max Braithwaite, Elizabeth Wilson, Trent Frayne. Fiction by Mitchell Wilson, Edwin Rutt, James Ronald, and Dorothy Caruso. Illustrations by Larry Kritcher, Bill O'Brian, Eddie Bowie, Pat Holbrooke, and Frederick Chapman. "The Thropp Family" comic strip by Lawrence Lariar and Donlou. 8 1/2-in. x 11 1/2-in., 52 pages, black and white with spot color. Cover price $0.05.