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Comic books February 1948

  • Volume 15, Issue 2
    10-Story Detective (1938 Pulp) Volume 15, Issue 2

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    Feb 1948. Cover by Cover by Norman Saunders. Crime and mystery stories by Talmage Powell "Murder on the Make", Joe Archibald, Ric Hosse, H. Q. Masur, D. S. Kennedy, William R. Honest, Robert S. Fenton, Stanley C. Vickers, Edward William Murphy, and L. W. Carmichael. Illustrations by Robert Jenney and Martin. 7" x 10"; black and white; 112 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    4Most Vol. 7 (1948) Four Most 1
  • Issue #1
    Abbott and Costello (1948 St. John) 1

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    Regular edition. NOTE: There is also a 3D edition. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #131
    Ace Comics (1937) 131

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    Cover art by Joe Musial. The Phantom strips, script by Lee Falk, art by Ray Moore. Daffy Doodles strips, art by Doc Winner. Katzenjammer Kids strips, art by H.H. Knerr. Tim Tyler's Luck strips, art by Lyman Young. Teddy and Sitting Bull strips, art by Joe Musial. Barney Google strips, art by Billy DeBeck. Jungle Jim strips, art by Alex Raymond. Blondie strips, art by Chic Young. Brick Bradford strips, scripts by William Ritt, art by Clarence Gray. Prince Valiant strips, art by Hal Foster. Pete the Tramp strips by Clarence D. Russell. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #117
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 117
    Published Feb 1948 by DC.

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    Christmas cover art by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye. Christmastown, USA starring Superman, script by Alvin Schwartz, art by Win Mortimer. Birds Out of Hand starring Zatara, script by Joe Samachson, art by W. F. White. Christmas on the Congo starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. A Singular Swap starring Hayfoot Henry, script by Al Schwartz, art by Stan Kaye. A Lesson For The Teacher starring Vigilante, script by Al Schwartz, pencils by George Roussos, inks by Sy Barry. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #125
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 125
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    • Tape along length of spine.

    Cover art by Stan Kaye. The Weight Before Christmas, script by Don Cameron, art by Al Wenzel; Regan used to be the Santa for Lacy's but he's lost to much weight, so Superboy has to get him to up to snuff in a week; Or a crooked Santa will take his place and set the store up for robbery. The Case of the Good Luck Crooks starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. D-Day in Davy Jones' Locker starring Aquaman, art by John Daly. The Man Who Refused to Die starring Shining Knight, script by Don Cameron, art by Chuck Winter. The Roamin' Roman starring Johnny Quick, pencils by Mort Meskin, inks by George Roussos. Full-page ad for Western Comics # 1. 52 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Airboy Comics Vol. 05 (1948 Hillman) 1

    "Airboy Meets the Mechanical Pirate," the Flying Fool, the Heap, the Model Builders (with Airboy), and Rough-Riding Sailer of the Pony Express (art by Frank Bolle/Leonard Starr). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #94
    All American Comics (1939) 94
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1465404004

    Cover art by Irwin Hasen. Partners in Peril starring Green Lantern, script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Irwin Hasen [splash and story], inks by Irwin Hasen [splash only] and John Belfi; By a weird twist of fate, Alan Scott's ploy to trap the Harlequin at a beauty contest backfires when the Princess of the Underworld also plots a trap for the Emerald Crusader. Report Card starring Cotton-Top Katie, script and art by Harry Lampert (signed as Harrielle). Voyage to Venice starring The Black Pirate, pencils by Arthur F. Peddy, inks by Bernard Sachs. Smugglers of Human Cargo starring Hop Harrigan, art by Howard Purcell. Murder by Accident starring Dr. Mid-Nite, pencils by Arthur F. Peddy, inks by Bernard Sachs. Mutt and Jeff strips by Al Smith [signed as Bud Fisher]. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #39
    All Star Comics (1940-1978) 39

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    The Justice Society of America in "The Invasion From Fairyland!" Script by John Broome, art by Arwin Hasen. Two-page text story, "Cinderella" by John Osgood. Hasen cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    All True Crime (1948) 26

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    First issue of the series (continues from Official True Crime Cases). "Killing Was His Business," "Guns Talked in Abilene," "One of These Circus Performers Is a Killer," "He Lived With Danger," and "The Mighty Manhunt." Syd Shores cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Volume 22, Issue 2
    Amazing Stories (1926 Pulp) Volume 22, Issue 2

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    February 1948. Cover by Malcolm Smith. Stories by Robert Bloch, S.J. Byrne, and Berkeley Livingston. Illustrations by Enoch Sharp, Malcolm Smith, and Julian S. Krupa. 7" x 10"; black and white with color cover; 176 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #25
    America's Best Comics (1942) 25

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  • Volume 31, Issue 2
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    American Girl (1942) Volume 31, Issue 2
    Tags: Archie

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    Volume 31, Issue 2 - February 1948. The American Girl magazine. For all girls--Published by the Girl Scouts, features articles, advice, and crafts. 8 1/2-in. x 11 1/2-in., 52 pages, B&W Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #12
    Animal Antics (1946) 12
    Published Feb 1948 by DC.

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  • Issue #30
    Archie (1943) 30

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    Cover art by Al Fagaly. "Patch As Patch Can," art by Bill Vigoda; It's Patch Day once again, when the girls get their Patch Hop dates by sewing patches on boys' pants; And when Archie rips his pants while escaping from an undesirable girl, he ends up hiding in Riverdale High with ripped pants; second Patch Day story; an early prototype of Big Ethel appears, but is not mentioned by name. Archie's Hollywood Quiz Page by Herbert "Red" Holmdale. "The Grid Kid," art by Bill Vigoda; Archie's antics at the football tryouts cause bodily harm for Coach Piffle; Later, Archie accidentally wins the football game for Riverdale; Coach Piffle, a Coach Kleets prototype, resigns. Archie Puzzle Page. "The Battle of the Jitterbugs," art by Bill Vigoda; When Veronica says that girls are better than boys at dancing, Reggie sets up a jitterbug contest that pits himself and Archie against Betty and Veronica. Hollywood Tattle Tale article. Untitled story, art by Irving Novick; Veronica gyps Betty into doing all the work in redecorating her room; Veronica reads Archie comics in a splash panel. Introduction of Chief Bragle in "The Heat's On," art by Bill Vigoda; When Reggie tricks Archie and Jughead into believing that a PTA meeting at the Andrews' house is really a meeting about whether to kick the pair out of school, Archie and Jughead decide to skip town. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #0
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  • Issue #4802
    Arizona Highways 4802
    Published Feb 1948

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    February 1948. Publication of the Arizona Highway Department featuring stories and art with Western themes. In this issue: the art of W.R. Leigh; ancient pottery; southern Arizona's missions; and more. 9-in. x 12-in.; part color, part black and white; 40 pages on white paper. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #1
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 1

    Cover art by Paul Parker. Untitled Crime on the Run story; During a payroll robbery one of the victims is shot and killed. Untitled Mystery Thriller of the Month story; A wave of bank robberies sweeps Los Angeles. Untitled Lucky Coyne story; Fate formed a peculiar partnership with a sadistic assassin. Untitled Hale! ...the Magician story, art by George Tuska; Hale is asked by the police to track down the deadly prophecies of the Signor Diablo. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Barnyard Comics (1944) 16

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  • Issue #25
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    Vintage British humor magazine aimed primarily at men. 4 1/2-in. x 7-in., 36 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #1948
    Black Book Detective (bound volumes) 1948
    • The bottom of the last pulp magazine is untrimmed and offset higher than the other volumes by about 1/2". Interior pulp covers are in fine to very fine condition.

    Feb-Nov 1948. This Black Book Detective bound volume collects five complete issues (V24-1, V24-2, V24-3, V25-1, & V25-2) of the long-running pulp magazine. Due to the binding process, the interior magazines were trimmed, and the top layer of the spines were removed. The grade provided is for the overall condition. For further information on condition, please see our grading notes. Hardbound, 6.75" x 9.75".

  • Volume 24, Issue 1
    Black Book Detective Magazine (1933 Pulp) Volume 24, Issue 1
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    The Black Bat in "The Coiled Serpent" by "G. Wayman Jones" (Norman Daniels); "The Lottery Racketeer" by Nels Leroy Jorgensen; "Close Cover Before Striking" by Sam Merwin Jr.; "The Missing Clue" by Ray Cummings; "Death Ends the Year" by Johnston McCulley; and "Mementos of Murder" by John L. Benton. Pulp magazine format; black and white; 112 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #53
    Blue Beetle (1939 Fox/Holyoke) 53

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    Jack Kamen cover and art. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Blue Bolt Vol. 08 (1947) 9
  • Issue #38
    Boy Comics (1942) 38

    Crimebuster (2 stories, one with art by Dan Barry), Little Dynamite. Charles Biro cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    Boy Commandos (1942-1949 1st Series) 25

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan. The Story of Commando X, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Steve Brodie; The Boys hold a charity contest to pick someone to share their next adventure as Commando X; to their great surprise, a girl wins the contest. Prisoner of the Iron Mask, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Steve Brodie; Rip and Brooklyn dream they're in medieval France and Rip is the famed Man in the Iron Mask, brother of the Duke. Something To Shoot At text story by Bill Tierney. Willie the Goofy Tramp humor page by Phil Berube. The Million Dollar Kid, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Steve Brodie; J. Finney Heathers wills his estate to the Commandos if Brooklyn can spend a million dollars in one week. Casey the Cop humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Buzzy (1944) 17
    Tags: Archie
    Published Feb 1948 by DC.

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    Cover art by George Storm. Untitled story, script by Paul S. Newman, art by George Storm; Buzzy wants to go on the stage to impress his girl. Untitled story, art by George Storm; Popsy forbids Buzzy to play any more jive records in his house--at least before the gangsters get there. The Kite and the Haunted House starring Alix in Follyland, art by Tom McNamara; Pixies try to understand human behavior. The Teeners humor page. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Calling All Kids (1946) 17
  • Issue #1
    Captain Hobby Comics (1948) 1

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  • Issue #81
    Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 81

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    Captain Marvel stars in "Captain Marvel Battles Mr. Atom and the Comet Men," "The Pact Plot," "The Boy Who Never Heard of Capt. Marvel," and "The Lottery of Death!" Captain Kid stars in "Two Ghosts Too Many", Two-page Jon Jarl text story, "The Space Trap" by Eando Binder." This issue has 2 Golden Arrow "Comix Cards," small pictures (slightly smaller than a trading card) that were printed at the end of a story; the reader was supposed to cut them and paste them on cardboard. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #58
    Captain Marvel Jr. (1942) 58
  • Issue #60
    Captain Midnight (1942-1948) 60

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  • Issue #4
    Classics Illustrated 046 Kidnapped 4

    Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson, 4th printing, Line Drawing Cover. Comic book adaptation of the classic story of a young man kidnapped to work on a ship's crew and his fight to regain his rightful place in the world. (HRN 87). Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #5
    Classics Illustrated 046 Kidnapped 5
    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing. Interrupts art and story.

    Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson, 5th printing, Line Drawing Cover. Comic book adaptation of the classic story of a young man kidnapped to work on a ship's crew and his fight to regain his rightful place in the world. (HRN 118). Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #9
    Classics Illustrated 046 Kidnapped 9

    Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson, 9th printing, Painted Cover. Comic book adaptation of the classic story of a young man kidnapped to work on a ship's crew and his fight to regain his rightful place in the world. (HRN 164). Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #60
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 60
    • 3" cumulative spine split. Tears to front and back cover.

    George Tuska Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33A
    Crime Must Pay The Penalty (1948) 33A

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    This title has two issues numbered #33. This one, the one dated Feb. 1948, is actually issue #1. The actual #33 issue is dated July 1953. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Crimes by Women (1948) 5

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  • Issue #14
    Dagar Desert Hawk (1948) 14

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    First issue of the series. Dagar in "Monsters of Mura" and "Claws of the Red Vulture!" Also Safari Cary in "Spawn of Doom" and Tangi, Ruler of the Jungle in an untitled story (art by Jack Kamen). Bondage cover and art by Damond. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Date with Judy (1947) 3
    Published Feb 1948 by DC.

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  • Issue #132
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 132

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    Batman and Robin star in "The Human Key!" Slam Bradley stars in "Society Plumbers." Air Wave stars in "Skates for Scoundrels!" Boy Commandos star in "The Unwelcome Santa Claus!" Also: "Three-Ring Binks." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Dick Tracy Monthly (1948-1961) 2

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  • Issue #54
    Don Winslow of the Navy (1943 Fawcett) 54
  • Issue #17
    Egbert (1946) 17
  • Issue #163
    Famous Funnies (1934) 163

    Valentine's Day cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Volume 10, Issue 2
    Fantastic Adventures (1939 Pulp) Volume 10, Issue 2

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    February 1948. Cover by Robert Gibson Jones. Stories include "Slaves of the Worm" by Richard S. Shaver, "The Silver Medusa" by Alexander Blade, "To Dust Returneth" by H.B. Hickey, "Twice to Die" by Rog Phillips, "Double Cross in Double Time" by William P. McGivern, "Miracle Man" by Robert Moore Williams, and "They Buried Her Body" by Gordon Philip England. Illustrations by Virgil Finlay, Robert Gibson Jones, Henry Sharp, Hinton, William A. Gray, and Rod Ruth. 7-in. x 9.75-in.; black and white; 180 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #56
    Fawcett's Funny Animals (1943) 56

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  • Issue #119
    Feature Comics (1939) 119

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    Cover art by Reed Crandall. "The Doll Man Clashes With the Crimson Claw"; Doll Man faces certain death at the hands of the inhuman Crimson Claw, who has talons like those of an eagle! "The Arithmetic Test" starring Officer Shenanigan, art by Michael Senich. "In Pun Land" starring Perky, script and art by Gill Fox. "Busting Diablo" starring Roscoe. "Miss Dexter's Mansion" starring Rusty Ryan, Alababa, Pierpont Lee, Patty Dexter, Cleofus Rodney (Windy), and Tinge, script and art by Paul Gustavson. "The Flight Lesson" starring Blimpy, script and art by Al Stahl. "Concerto of the Weird At Devil Organ Manor"; Swing Sisson vs. a gang of counterfeiters; Jumpy, Swing's sax man, appears. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #54
    Fight Comics (1940) 54

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    Tiger Girl (art by Matt Baker), Risks Unlimited starring Rip Carson, Kayo Kirby (art by Baker), Hooks Devlin, Captain Fight, and Senorita Rio. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #92
    Flash Comics (1940 DC) 92
    Published Feb 1948 by DC.

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    Robert Kanigher story, Bob Oksner, Lee Elias, and Joe Kubert art, Carmine Infantino cover and art. Flash, Hawkman and the Black Canary are cover-featured. Black Canary in "The Huntress of the Highway!" the first appearance of Black Canary in her own solo story, and the beginning of her run in Flash Comics. Flash in "The Timesless City!" Ghost Patrol in "The Ghostly Ghost Breakers!" The Atom in "Carnival of Crime!" Hawkman and Hawkgirl in "The Riddle of the Clown!" Full page color ad for Comics Cavalcade #25 featuring a Christmas cover with Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and Santa Claus. Full page color ad for All-Star Comics #39 and the Junior Justice Society of America. 2/3 page color ad for The Kilroys #1. Full page color Wheaties ad featuring "Chick" Davies, champion basketball coach at Duquesne University. Back cover full color Daisy air rifles ad with picture of the Buck Rogers Atomic Pistol and Holster Set ($1.59). 52 pages. Cover price $0.10.