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Comic books March 1947

  • Issue #0
    History of Gas (1947) 0

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    History of Gas (1947) is a promotional comic book prepared by Commercial Comics, Inc. and distributed by the American Gas Association, Inc. Script and concept were by Malcolm Ater. Art and character design by Jack Sparling. True to its title this comic tracks the history of the discovery and uses for gas. Narrated by the sassy little blue-haired Miss Flame, from ancient China, up through the ages to modern times gas has been an important tool in the advancement of technology. 16 pages, full color, newsprint, 7-in. x 10-in.

  • Issue #45
    Hit Comics (1940) 45
    Published Mar 1947 by Quality.

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    Cover art by Pete Riss. Pancho Villa Against Don Pablo, art by Pete Riss; Kid Eternity summons Pancho Villa to lead a revolution on a banana plantation. Tunnel of Love starring Bob and Swab, art by Janice Valleau. Murder by Law, art by Pete Riss; Ivan Thayer admits he wants to kill his partner and then uses Betty to establish his alibi. Untitled Her Highness story, art by Janice Valleau; An old man leads Her Highness to sunken treasure. Untitled Big Brother story, art by Jack Cole. Charlie Horse's Custard-Pie Capture, art by Hal Cooper. Help! Murder! Police!", art by Michael Senich; Sir Roger tries to trap a rat. 60 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Hoppy the Marvel Bunny (1945) 9

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    A Witch's Tale, art by Chad Grothkopf; Marvel Bunny saves the good Golden Witch from her wicked sisters. Chippy Chipmunk Gets the Business; Chippy and Frankie want to open up an orangeade stand but they need to find a way to get oranges. Weather Or Not, art by Chad Grothkopf; King Weather gets angry when a conceited weatherman claims always to be right. The Perfumed Trail; Millie is jealous of the new girl in town (and her perfume) but Marvel Bunny has to save the day when the girl turns out to be part of a crooked gang. Hercules Hoppy; Hoppy and Millie go to work for millionnaire Mr. Gotgold, but get involved in a robbery. A Guy With Polish; Chippy tries to earn a dollar but gets cheated. Sleepy Lagoon, art by Chad Grothkopf; Marvel Bunny must save Millie again when she is kidnapped by the evil Dr. Frog. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Human Torch Comics (1940) 26

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    Cover art by Syd Shores. Her Diary of Terror starring the Human Torch, art by Jimmy Thompson; A stockbroker sells fake stock to people that he and his newlywed wife then decide to murder so they won't be found out; He invents a story about a has-been actress and her son pursuing revenge against these people for wrongs they did to his mother in order to throw suspicion off of himself and his wife. One of Us Is a Killer starring the Human Torch, art by Jimmy Thompson. Gold in Those Hills text story. The Ghost of Shadow Manor starring the Human Torch. The Fatal Curse of the Sea Witch starring the Sub-Mariner, art by Al Gabriele. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    International Comics (1947) 1
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #2025564006

    Cover art by Ken Bachelor. "Manhattan's Files," art by Howard Purcell; The fact that Van's evidence put away Public Enemy #1, Johnny Dukes, is of little avail when Dukes escapes from prison and hijacks an airplane that Manhattan is on heading for Seattle. "Introducing Igor," script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Sheldon Moldoff; Igor is captured by the evil tyrant Czar, who condemns him to the scaffold. "Introducing Juan Meatbal," pencils by Lee Ames, inks by Burt Frohmen; When the inhabitants of Sawtuva-Boorda in Mexico learn that there are no fish available for their big Feast of the Fish, Juan steps up and makes a secret pact with a visiting pelican which allows the feast to go on as scheduled. "Sound Suspicion" text story. "That's Madelon," art by Clem Weisbecker; After seeing her father gunned down by the Gestapo, Madelon takes her father's place in the French Underground to battle against the Nazi tyranny; But when the war ends, she decides to use her talents as a photographer and runs down a wanted Nazi felon from the war era. "Young George Washington" one-page story, art by Allen Simon. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Jo-Jo Comics (1945) 5

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    Before the debut of its Tarzan-like jungle hero, Jo-Jo Comics presents humor and funny-animal comics. Skunk Red Camphor accepts a dare to enter a haunted house; Senor Tamale, who as a parrot in a sailor hat is neither senor nor tamale, get s stranded on a desert island; Neighborhood ruffians decide to play a trick when young Percy has to make a delivery to a haunted house, but ghosts have the last laugh. O'Brine Twins; Senor Tamale; Red Camphor; Percy. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 8
  • Issue #26
    Joker Comics (1942) 26

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  • Issue #97
    Jumbo Comics (1938) 97

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    In order of appearance: "Sheena, Queen of the Jungle" art by Robert Webb; "ZX-5" art by Jack Kamen; "Hateful Herman"; "The Hawk" art by Robert Webb; "Sky Girl" art by Matt Baker, reprinted in Good Girl Art Quarterly (1990) #16; "Patsy Pinup"; and "Stuart Taylor in Weird Stories of the Supernatural" and "The Ghost Gallery" art by Jack Kamen. "Shrouds of Ice" text story by Audrey Anthony "Toni" Blum (as Tom Alexander). 52 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #87
    Jungle Comics (1940 Fiction House) 87
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • Tape on cover & interior. Minor side edge cracks. 4.5" crack to bottom right corner of back of slab. Bottom left peg loose inside slab.
    • Label #1131792003
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    • Oxidation.

    Cover pencils by Joe Doolin. "Horror Kraal of the Legless One," art by John Celardo; Ann is taken by slavers; KaƤnga and N'geeso pursue and rescue her. Untitled story, art by August Froehlich; Tenga, with the assistance of a pack of hyenas, challenges Simba for the kingship of the forest; Simba meets the challenge and drives Tenga away. Untitled story, art by Charles Sultan; Captain Terry Thunder, with the help of Tinga, the N'Togo priestess, and Keeto, puts an end to the depredations of the treasure hunter Brannigan. Jungle Facts, art by Mike Peppe; A brief description of some of the animals that inhabit the Indian jungles. Untitled story; Wambi returns a sacred gem to its place in a mountain idol. "Altar of Avarice" text story. Untitled story, art by Howard Larsen; When treasure hunters steal a tribe's idol, Tabu pursues the thieves and secures the sacred object. "Oddities of the Dark Continent," art by Mike Peppe; Brief natural histories of the rhinoceros, the cheetah, and the hyena. Untitled story, art by Fran Hopper; Demo plots to steal the T'bongas sacred jewels; Camilla foils his schemes. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 3 #10
    Jungle Stories (1938-1954 Fiction House) Pulp 2nd Series Vol. 3 #10

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  • Issue #5
    Kid Eternity (1946 1st Series) 5

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    Untitled story; The Kid meets an old man who claims he flew four years before the Wright Brothers in a steam-powered plane of his own creation, landing on a lost mesa peopled with cave men and dinosaurs. Untitled story; A gang member murdered by his friends refuses to actually go to Eternity, but walks the Earth seeking his own vengeance. Untitled Snap Shotz story, script and art by Al Stahl. "Trip to Eternity" text story. Untitled story; Dan Doldrum wants to commit suicide but Kid Eternity won't let him; A few tips from John Jacob Astor and all the business men want to kill him instead. One-page Hinky Dooly, script and art by Bernard Dibble. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #131
    King Comics (1936) 131

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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. Geologist sisters Lana and Greta Marshall claim to be brides of the Phantom, causing friction with his actual fiancee, Diana; Mandrake the Magician and Lothar discover the underwater city of Atalan. 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 #4
    Koko and Kola (1946) 4

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    Funny-animal comics featuring a pair of cute critters who are pals. Oscar the Dragon shows the kids that stories of sinister dragons are untrue; A talking fish offers to grant Koko, Kola, and Raymond a wish if they return him to his pond, but they accidentally drop him in the seal tank instead; A grandfather clock comes to life, and wants to make up for lost time by attending a pool party with the kids. Swish, the Wishing Goldfish; Oscar the Dragon; The Rodeo; Inside the Vacuum Cleaner; Trolley Folly; The Grandfather Clock That Ran. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Krazy Komics (1942) 26
    Published Mar 1947 by Timely.

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  • Issue #4
    Land of the Lost Comics (1946) 4

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  • Issue #22
    Laugh Comics (1946 1st Series) 22
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scratch on front of case
    • Label #0270264004
    • 1" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached. Small piece of tape over staple hole on interior cover spine.

    Cover by Al Fagaly. Written by Bill Woggon and unknown. Art by Bill Woggon, Bill Vigoda and unknown. Fred Andrews gets caught in a series of mix-ups between his car, Archie's jalopy and the law in "Car Trouble"! Starring Archie Andrews, Jughead Jones, Fred Andrews, Mary Andrews, Sam and Mike. Plus: Wilbur gets tickets to a show in New York and takes Linda in "Man About Town"; two Laugh Comix Puzzle Pages; Katy Keene and Sis visit their uncle Ned and see the Indians adapting to modern electrical devices in an untitled story; Suzie hopes to pass her flying examination in an untitled story; 2-page "Hollywood Gossip" article; Betty and Veronica wreak havoc on Mr. Weatherbee at an archery contest in an untitled story; and Taffy shows Betsy how she can get new records without a big allowance in an untitled story. 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Leading Comics (1941) 22
    Published Mar 1947 by DC.

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  • Issue #26
    Leading Comics (1941) 26
    Published Mar 1947 by DC.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
  • Vol. 24 #7
    Liberty (1924-1950 Macfadden) Vol. 24 #7

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    March 15, 1946. Fiction and non-fiction stories with illustrations. Cover by J.F. Kernan. 8.5-in. x 11.5-in.; black and white; 64 pages. Cover price $0.05.

  • Vol. 24 #8
    Liberty (1924-1950 Macfadden) Vol. 24 #8

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  • Issue #65
    Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (1941 Dell) 65
  • Vol. 31 #2
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  • Vol. 12 #3
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  • Vol. 21 #3
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  • Issue #92
    Magic Comics (1939) 92
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    Cover by Joe Musial. Edited by Margery McKay (sometimes credited as G. Whiz). Stories and art by Lee Falk, Phil Davis, Fran Striker, Charles Flanders, Roy Crane, Robert Storm, Mel Graff, Carl Anderson, Chic Young, Bob Dunn, 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 final confrontation with The Witch of Kaloon; Buz Sawyer returns to flying for hire after the war is over. Mandrake the Magician; Jan and Aloysius; High Spots; Buz Sawyer; The Lone Ranger; Secret Agent X-9; Henry; Little Acorns; Popeye; Blondie; Dollar-A-Dither. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 2 #2
    Mammoth Adventure (1946-1947 Ziff Publishing) Pulp Vol. 2 #2

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  • Vol. 6 #3
    Mammoth Detective (1942-1947 Ziff Davis) Pulp Vol. 6 #3

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  • Issue #9
    Marvel Family (1945) 9

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  • Issue #81
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 81

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    The Crimson Terror starring Human Torch, art by Jimmy Thompson. The Laughing Killer starring Sub-Mariner, pencils by Al Gabriele, inks by Allen Simon. The Password is Murder starring Miss America, art by Ken Bald. The Mother Goose Murders starring Young Allies, script by Stan Lee. Prison Plunder starring Captain America, script by Stan Lee, art by Gustav Schrotter. 52 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Mary Marvel Comics (1945) 10

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  • Issue #77
    Master Comics (1940 Fawcett) 77
    • 2 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Cover and centerfold detached at one staple.
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    Captain Marvel Jr. stars in "Blue Ribbon Crime," Bulletman stars in "Bulletman Plays It Safe," Nyoka the Jungle Girl stars in "Java Adventure," and Radar the International Policeman stars in "The Border Incident." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Mighty Mouse (1946 Timely) 3

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  • Issue #5
    Miss America Magazine Vol. 5 (1946) 5

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    Text articles, plus 8-page Patsy Walker comic story. Photo cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #59
    Modern Comics (1945) 59

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    Cover pencils by Reed Crandall, inks by Chuck Cuidera. Untitled stories starring Blackhawk (art by Reed Crandall), Torchy (script and art by Bill Ward), Dogtag (script and art by Bill Tumey), Ezra (script and art by Harry Sahle), Will Bragg (script and art by Paul Gustavson), and Choo Choo (script and art by Gill Fox). 60 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #120
    More Fun Comics (1935) 120
    Published Mar 1947 by DC.

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  • Issue #4703
    Mountain Boys Mini Calenders (1947) 4703
    • Paper: White

    March 1947 (4703) - Mountain Boys mini calendar/pamphlet from the year 1947. These were distributed by many different companies across the country. Each mini includes an illustration and caption featuring Paul Webb's Mountain Boys comic strip characters and opens to reveal a newspaper style centerfold giving news on the Boy's home and the colorful characters who reside there. On the backside is an advertisement to rebore your engine so that the pistons can run smoothly.

  • Issue #26
    Mutt and Jeff (1939-65 All Am./National/Dell/Harvey) 26
    • Cover detached at one staple. 1" Cumulative spine split.
  • Vol. 5 #2
    Mystery Book Magazine (1945-1950 Standard Magazines) Pulp Vol. 5 #2

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  • Issue #1
    Negro Heroes (1947) 1

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    Biographies of famous and influential African-Americans of history. This issue includes scientist George Washington Carver, freedom fighter Harriet Tubman, boxer Joe Louis and North Pole explorer Matthew Henson. Some material reprinted from Calling All Girls, Real Heroes and True Comics. Cover price $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 9 #4
    New Detective Magazine (1941-1953 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 9 #4

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  • Issue #121
    New Funnies (1942 TV Funnies) 121
  • Vol. 17 #4
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  • Vol. 1 #2
    New Sports Magazine (1947-1951 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 1 #2

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  • Vol. 13 #4
    New Western Magazine (1940-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp 2nd Series Vol. 13 #4

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  • Vol. 15 #12
    North West Romances (1937-1953 Fiction House) Pulp Vol. 15 #12

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  • Vol. 29 #2
    Open Road (Magazine 1919) Vol. 29 #2

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  • Issue #24
    Oscar Comics (1947) 24
    Published Mar 1947 by Marvel.

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    Issue #24 on the cover; however, this is actually the #1 issue in this series. "Oscar Outsmarts Himself"; Oscar and Lester made a date with their girls, but have no money. "Sophisticated Lady!"; Oscar tells Kitty that he likes the sophisticated type. "Miracles Do Happen" text story. "The Life of the Party!", art by Morris Weiss; Margie receives an invitation to a party that was intended for a different Margie Murphy. "The Lucky Day!"; Johnny thinks that today is his lucky day. "The Quiz That Fizzed!"; Oscar and Kitty are contestants at a movie house quiz show. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #32
    Our Gang Comics (1943 Dell) 32

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    Untitled Our Gang story, plus Tom & Jerry, Flip & Dip, Barney Bear & Benny Burro, and Wuff the Prairie Dog. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #60
    Pep Comics (1940-1987 Archie) 60

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    Katey Keene begins. Cover art by Al Fagaly. Masquerade Monkeyshines starring Archie. Willy the Wise Guy story, art by Red Holmdale. The Case of the Living Puppets starring Shield, art by Irv Novick. Katy Keene story, art by Bill Woggon. The Kiss of Death starring Black Hood. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.