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Comic books May 1947

  • Vol. 33 #2
    10 Story Western Magazine (1936-1954 Popular) Pulp Vol. 33 #2


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    • Paper: Off white

    Volume 33, Issue 2 - May, 1947. 6.75" x 9.75", 98 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 14 #2
    10-Story Detective Magazine (1938-1949 Ace Magazines) Pulp Vol. 14 #2

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  • Vol. 17 #3
    44 Western Magazine (1937-1954 Popular Publications^) Pulp Vol. 17 #3


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    • Paper: Off white
    • Spine stress. Corner Damage. Creasing. Denting. Edge damage. Scuffing. Soiling. Water damage.

    Volume 17, Issue 3 - May, 1947. 6.75" x 9", 98 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #122
    Ace Comics (1937) 122

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    The Phantom, the Katzenjammer Kids, Tim Tyler, Pete the Tramp, Jungle Jim (by Alex Raymond), Barney Google, Blondie, Teddy and Sitting Bull, Tillie the Toiler, and Prince Valiant (by Hal Foster). 36 pages including covers Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 14 #4
    Ace-High Western Stories (1940-1951 Fictioneers) Vol. 14 #4

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  • Issue #108
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 108
    Published May 1947 by DC.

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    Classic molten metal cover art by Jack Burnley and Stan Kaye. The Great Crasher! starring Superman, art by John Sikela. The Fight That Couldn't Be Won! starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The Baker and the Jailbird! starring Zatara, script by Joe Samachson, art by W. F. White. The Triumph of Taffy! starring Hayfoot Henry, script by Al Schwartz, art by Stan Kaye. The Town That Roared Again! starring Vigilante, art by George Roussos. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $1,665 Action Comics #108 ⭐ CBCS 7.0 ⭐ Classic Cover! Golden Age Superman DC Comic 1947

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  • Vol. 117 #1
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular/New Publications) Pulp/Magazine Vol. 117 #1


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    • Paper: Off white
    • Front cover detached 25%. Back cover detached 15%. Water damage: Moderate. Staple rust: Slight.
  • Issue #116
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 116

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    Cover pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Stan Kaye. Superboy, Toy-Tester, script by Don Cameron, pencils by John Sikela, inks by George Roussos. Live Wire Loot starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp; Green Arrow battles Bulls-Eye. The Wooden Sword starring Shining Knight, art by Chuck Winter. Peril of Pearl Valley starring Aquaman, art by Louis Cazeneuve. The Sultan of Flatbush Atoll starring Johnny Quick, script by Don Cameron, art by George Roussos. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 28 #2
    Air Trails and Science Frontiers (1947 Street and Smith) Vol. 28 #2


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    • Front cover detached 10%. No Back Cover.

    10.5" x 13", 120 pages, B&W Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 4 #4
    Airboy Comics (1945-1953 Hillman) Vol. 4 #4

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    Cover by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon. Stories and art by Arthur Peddy, Bernard Sachs, Carmine Infantino, Claude Dunnagan and Fred Kida. One of the more fanciful and influential of 1940s aviator heroes, Airboy fights evil with his radio-controlled plane "Birdie" and its plethora of experimental flying tech. Sometimes listed as Airboy Comics #39. No issue # on cover; Vol. 4, issue #4 in indicia. Airboy visits the diamond coast of Africa, where the beaches are literally full of diamonds, but criminals can't be far behind. A German opera singer with a hypnotic voice causes The Heap to become dangerously agitated, and not even Rickie can stop him. When a copper magnate begins acting strangely, Craig puts on his stilts and investigates as Rackman. Classic cover by Captain America creators Jack Kirby and Joe Simon. Airboy; The Heap; Model Builders With Airboy; Bad Man; Rackman; Johnny Halfbuck. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #85
    All American Comics (1939) 85

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    Cover art by Irwin Hasen. The Rise and Fall of Crusher Crock starring Green Lantern, script by John Broome, pencils by Irwin Hasen, inks by John Belfi; When a superior athlete, Crusher Crock, is barred from all sports because of gross misconduct on the field, he swears revenge against those who would "play fair" in sporting events. Brothers under the Skin starring The Black Pirate, art by Paul Reinman. Accidents on Order starring Dr. Mid-Nite, art by Frank Harry. All Aboard for the Trans-Andes Passage Hop Harrigan, script by Jon L. Blummer. Mutt and Jeff strips by Al Smith [signed as Bud Fisher]. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    All Top Comics (1945 Fox) 6

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    Stories and art by Pat Adams, Chris Flag and Ellis Chambers. A collection of funny-animal and humor comics from Fox Feature Syndicate. Cosmo Cat battles invaders from the planet Venus; Tommy Tot shares facts about WWII bombers; Percy decides to get even with Buck and Beans after they play a prank, leading to a prank war. Cosmo Cat; Flash Lyte; Jerry Jingle's Magic; Tommy Tot's Air Tips; It's True; Percy In Dreamland; Marty Monk; Red Kamphor. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    All-Flash (1941) 28
    Published May 1947 by DC.

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    Written by Robert Kanigher. Art and cover by Martin Naydel. The Flash attempts to help a friend of his who always seems to do the right thing at the wrong time...that is, until he is mistaken for a Detroit gangster. When Jay Garrick is accused of stealing $200,000 worth of diamonds, his alter-ego must work overtime to discover the true identity of the man who built up the perfect circumstantial case against him. Ton o' Fun humor page by Harry Lampert. Out of the Gag Bag humor page by Ed Wheelan. Rockhead McWizzard story by Jack Farr. Splash pages by Joe Kubert and Carmine Infantino. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 21 #5
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 21 #5


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    • Paper: Cream
    • Water damage: Slight. Staple rust: Slight.
    • Paper: Off white
    • Water damage: Slight. Staple rust: Slight.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Water damage: Moderate. Staple rust: Slight.
    • Paper: Cream
    • Front cover detached 5%. Back cover detached 10%. Water damage: Moderate. Staple rust: Slight.
    • Paper: Off white
    • Staple rust. Foxing. Water damage.
    • Paper: Cream
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Soiling. Water damage.
    • Paper: Off white
    • Front cover detached 5%. Back cover detached 10%. Water damage: Moderate. Staple rust: Slight.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Front cover detached 10%. Back cover detached 30%. Water damage: Moderate. Staple rust: Slight.
    • Paper: Cream
    • Front cover detached 5%. Water damage: Moderate. Staple rust: Slight.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Front cover detached 20%. Water damage: Moderate. Staple rust: Moderate.

    Volume 21, Issue 5 - May, 1947. Cover by James Teason. Stories by Richard S. Shaver, Emil Petaja, "Buzz-Bolt Atomcracker," and Don Wilcox. Illustrations by Virgil Finlay, Malcolm Smith, H.W. McCauley, and Robert Fuqua. 7" x 10"; black and white with color cover; 180 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • May 1947

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    Volume 1, Issue 4 - May 1947. Magazine produced by the American Cartoonists Association showcasing talents cartoonists and artist. 34 pages Cover price $0.35.

  • May 1947

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  • Issue #281

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  • Issue #26
    Animal Comics (1942-1948 Dell) 26

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    Cover by Walt Kelly, Dan Noonan, H.R. McBride, Morris Gollub, and John Stanley. Stories by Walt Kelly, John Stanley, Dan Noonan, Roger Garis, H.R. McBride, Russell Gordon Carter, and Morris Gollub. Funny Animal Comics featuring such characters as Albert and Pogo, Jigger, Rover, and Uncle Wiggily. Article with six photos of monkeys from the New York Zoological Society. Three-page text story, "Ungor Guards the Flock." 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $23 ANIMAL COMICS #26 [1947 GD] BUBBLE PIPE COVER! WALT KELLY ART!

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  • Vol. 324 #5
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 324 #5

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  • Vol. 7 #2

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  • Vol. 39 #3
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp / Digest Vol. 39 #3


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    • Front cover detached 10%. Back cover detached 10%. Water damage: Slight.

    Volume 39, Issue 3 - May 1947. Cover by Hubert Rogers. Science Fiction and adventure stories, this issue features "Fury" by Lawrence O'Donnell. 5.5-in. x 7.5-in., 160 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

    • Water damage: Moderate.

    May, 1947. "The City of the Living Dead!" Written by Fletcher Pratt. Featuring work by Robert E. Howard, Guy Endore, and S. Fowler Wright. Softcover, 5-in. x 7 1/2-in., 132pages, Text with B&W illustations. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #40
    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly (1943 Avon Book Company) 40

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  • Issue #16

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  • Issue #40
    Batman (1940) 40
    Published May 1947 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Minor side/edge crack(s); See item notes
    • Inner well not fully sealed, book appears unaffected and secure.
    • Label #4179298007

    Cover pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Charles Paris. "The 13 Club!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Gene McDonald; Batman joins the 13 Club, an outfit that disproves superstitions, to stop the Joker. "The Case of Batman II," pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Gene McDonald; Robin and Alfred enlist a gymnast named Bill Randall to become Batman after Bruce Wayne dies. "Melody of Murder" text story by Tom Neill. 2-page Prof. Pipp story by Jack Farr. "The Grand Opera Murders!", pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Gene McDonald; Batman and Robin see an accident at the opera that kills two actors; they investigate because it might be a crime. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $1,200 Batman #40 - The 13 Club!
    $3,850 BATMAN #40 - CGC-7.0 - OW-W - Joker cover & story
    4 days left Auction Batman 40 CGC 3.5 (1947) - Bill Finger - Dick Sprang - Joker Appearance

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  • Issue #458

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  • Issue #460

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  • Issue #461

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  • Issue #462

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  • Vol. 6 #2
    Beauty Parade (1941-1956 Harrison Publications^) Magazine Vol. 6 #2


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    • Staple rust: Moderate.
    • Staple rust. 7 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Foxing. Soiling. Water damage.

    Volume 6, Issue 2 - May, 1947. Peter Driben cover. Men's interest magazine with glamour pinups. 8 1/2-in. x 11 1/2-in., 68 pages, tinted B&W. Cover price $0.25.

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    16 hours left Auction "Glamour International Magazine Numero 19 Ottobre 1992 - Bizarre Life 4" SC

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  • May 1947

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  • Issue #95

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  • Issue #77
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 77
    • Cover and interior oxidation.

    Stories and art by Boody Rogers, Ogden Whitney, Don Dean, Lank Leonard, Alfred Andriola, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, Frank Beck and Mart Bailey. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Bo the dog is worried when he hears rumors about a dog food shortage. Sparky Watts decides to see if he can use his superpowers to stop a tornado. Skyman's plan to turn the moon-people against Hitler hits a snag when a missile from Earth strikes the moon. Sparky Watts; Charlie Chan; Cranberry Boggs; Mickey Finn; Bo; Dixie Dugan; Tony Trent; Skyman; Brass Knuckles; All in a Lifetime; Good Old Bumpy: Aftermath. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #89
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 89

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    Stories and art by Boody Rogers, Ogden Whitney, Lank Leonard, Renny McEvoy, Jim Fabian, Don Dean, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, Marion Bailey, Frank Beck and Mart Bailey. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Dixie Dugan's Ma gets the full New York treatment after she's hired to design costumes for a Broadway show. Chuck Waggin, the man with nine lives, has located the legendary Lost Dutchman gold mine, but he needs Sparky Watts' help to get to it, in another wacky Boody Rogers story. After crash-landing on Venus, Skyman is rescued by the locals, but not all of them trust the Earthman named Skyman. Sparky Watts; Cranberry Boggs; Mickey Finn; Bo; Dixie Dugan; Tony Trent; Skyman; Brass Knuckles; Hollywood Johnnie; All in a Lifetime; A Gentleman Calls. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Black Cat Comics (1946-1951 Harvey) 5

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    Edited by Leon Harvey. Cover by Lee Elias. Stories by Lee Elias, Ken Riley, Bob Powell, Joe Simon, and Bill Draut. Mystery and adventure tales starring such characters as Danny Dixon Cadet, Scarlet Arrow, the Duke of Broadway, Red Demon, and the Black Cat, an action hero and skilled martial artist who uses a lasso and rope. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 30 #1
    Black Mask (1920-1951 Pro-Distributors/Popular) Black Mask Detective Pulp Vol. 30 #1

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    May, 1947. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #395
    Blighty (1939-1959 City Magazines Ltd.) UK Magazine 395


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    • Spine split 15%. Staple rust: Slight.

    UK weekly men's interest magazine with humor and pin-ups. 8" x 11.25", 28 pages, B&W

  • Vol. 7 #12
    Blue Bolt (1940-1949) Vol. 7 #12
    Published May 1947 by Funnies, Inc..

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    Cover by Wayne Boring (credited as Jack Harmon). Stories and art by Joe Donohoe, Gordon Guth, Jim Wilcox, Tex Blaisdell, Dean Shaw, Robert Pious, E. J. Reeves, Don Rico, Art Helfant, Milt Hammer, Jack Warren, Henry Kiefer, and Wayne Boring (credited as Jack Harmon). Sometimes listed as Blue Bolt #78. Blue Bolt has adventures while flying for Glimpses, a photography magazine. Blue Bolt enters a boxing match to benefit starving people, in a story (and cover) by Superman artist Wayne Boring (credited as Jack Harmon). Sergeant Spook helps Jerry cope with a crooked dentist. Cap Hawkins tells the true story of New York Giants pitcher Christy Mathewson. Edison Bell tells young readers how to create a bait box. Dick Cole; Heathcliff the Hobo; Bluebolts & Nuts; Rick Richards; Streamlined Bait Box; The Giant of Myopac; Edison Bell; Blue Bolt; Krisko & Jasper; Fraidy-Cat Phil; Sergeant Spook. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 85 #1
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp / Magazine Vol. 85 #1

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  • Vol. 9 #5
    Blue Ribbon Western (1937-1950 Columbia) Pulp Vol. 9 #5


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  • Vol. 34 #5

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  • Issue #61
    Calling All Girls (1941-1949 Parents' Magazine) 1st Series 61
    • 6.75" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.

    This issue contains only articles (no comics). Photo cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #62
    Captain America Comics (1941 Timely) 62

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    Includes: Syd Shores cover pencils; The Kingdom of Terror, Script by Otto Binder, Pencils by Al Avison, Inks by Syd Shores; The Dance of Death, Script: Binder, Pencils by Shores, Inks by Avison; Science Pays Off text story; Case of Blank Benny starring Human Torch, art by Carmine Infantino; Melody of Horror, Script by Stan Lee, Pencils by Shores, Inks by Avison; and Gangster's Greed--Let's Play Detective. 52 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #72
    Captain Marvel Adventures (1941-1953 Fawcett) 72

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    "Captain Marvel Judges the Dog Show," "Buried Alive," "Captain Marvel's Record," and "Captain Marvel Discovers a New Planet!" Back-up story: "Captain Kid Gets in Hot Water!" Two-page Jon Jarl text story, "The Dictator of Space" by Eando Binder. One-page Tootsie Roll ad, "Captain Tootsie and the Log Jam Rescue" by C.C. Beck and Pete Costanza. Part photo cover--Capt. Marvel flies through New York City. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $1,000 Captain Marvel Adventures #72 CGC 7.0 1947 Fawcett Publications OW/PG Photo CVR

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  • Issue #49
    Captain Marvel Jr. (1942-1953 Fawcett) 49
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #4341806019
    • Consignment. 3% buyer's premium charged at checkout.

    Cover by Bud Thompson. Stories by Otto Binder, Art Helfant¸ Bill Woolfolk and Sid Lazarus. Art by Bud Thompson¸ Sid Lazarus, and Art Helfant. Superhero action with Freddy Freeman, who gains the same powers as his hero Captain Marvel, better known these days as Shazam. Freddy volunteers for an experimental new dream-recording machine, in an inventive story featuring black-and-white artwork for the dreams. Captain Marvel Jr. thinks he's returning a lost boy to his home, but he's actually handing a wealthy kidnap victim back to his kidnappers. Plus a vintage Tootsie Roll ad, Captain Tootsie and the Log Jam Rescue, by CC Beck and Pete Costanza. The Dream Recorder; Mighty Mickey Punches Back; The Bottleneck Breaker; A Bluecoat's Honor; Rubbernose Rudolph; Colonel Corn and Korny Kobb; Almost Perfect; Snortville Sneeze: A Little Spark Can Cause a Mighty Big Fire; The Great Blunder; Boxcar Benny. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5

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  • Issue #51
    Captain Midnight (1942-1948 Fawcett) 51

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    Stories and art by Dick Kraus and Bill Woolfolk. The comics incarnation of a beloved radio hero, aviator "Red" Albright uses his inventions, including an early wingsuit, to fight evil as Captain Midnight. When Captain Albright is accused of treason, he must become Captain Midnight and prove his innocence using an invention he calls a "suction recorder." In Switzerland after the war, Captain Midnight must recover stolen art treasures from Nazi war criminal Baron Von Hogg. Pilot Johnny Blair tries to help police officers held hostage by escaped convicts on a motorboat far below. Plus a vintage Tootsie Roll ad, Captain Tootsie: The Log Jam Rescue, with art by Shazam co-creator CC Beck. Captain Albright's Treachery!; Pilot Pete; Sport Quiz; The Alpine Treasure Mountain; Famous Fliers; Peewee Pete: The Missing Key; Whipper-Snappers; Red Skye: Hour of Triumph; Johnny Blair, in the Air; Your Invention Page; Adventure in Arabia. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 18 #12
    Children's Playmate Magazine (1929 A.R. Mueller) Vol. 18 #12


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    • Staple rust: Moderate.

    Volume 18, Issue 12 - May 1947. 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 #1
    Classics Illustrated 037 The Pioneers (1947) 1
    • Cover detached.
    • Centerfold detached.
    • 2" Cumulative spine split. Staple rust with migration.
    • 1.25" Cumulative spine split.

    The Pioneers, 1st Printing, Line Drawing Cover. (HRN 37, 5/47). Cover price $0.10.