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Comic books March 1948

  • Vol. 35 #4
    10 Story Western Magazine (1936-1954 Popular) Pulp Vol. 35 #4


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    • Paper: Off white
    • Paper: Off white

    Volume 35, Issue 4 - March, 1948. 6.75" x 9.75", 98 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 20 #1
    44 Western Magazine (1937-1954 Popular Publications^) Pulp Vol. 20 #1


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    • Paper: Cream
    • Front cover detached 5%. Back cover detached 15%. Water damage: Slight. Staple rust: Slight.
    • Paper: Off white
    • Front cover detached 5%. Back cover detached 5%. Water damage: Moderate. Staple rust: Slight.
  • Issue #1
    Abbie an' Slats (1948) 1

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  • Issue #132
    Ace Comics (1937) 132

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    Katzenjammer Kids strips by Rudolph Knerr. Brick Bradford strips, scripts by William Ritt, art by Clarence Gray. 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. The Phantom strips, script by Lee Falk, art by Ray Moore. Prince Valiant strips by Hal Foster. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 16 #3
    Ace Sports Monthly (1936-1949 Periodical House) Pulp Vol. 16 #3

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  • Vol. 18 #2
    Ace-High Western Stories (1940-1951 Fictioneers) Vol. 18 #2


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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • No Back Cover. Water damage: Moderate. Staple rust: Slight.
  • Issue #118
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 118
    Published Mar 1948 by DC.
    • Interior is complete. Near full length spine split, cover detached.
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    Cover art by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye. The Execution of Clark Kent starring Superman, art by Ira Yarbrough. A Modern Noah's Ark starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. Hermit For A Day starring Zatara, script by Joe Samachson, art by W. F. White. Untitled Hayfoot Henry story, script by Al Schwartz, art by Stan Kaye. The Blue-Ribbon Bandits starring The Vigilante, art by George Roussos. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #118
    Action Comics (Canadian c.1948-1950 National Comics Publications of Canada/Simcoe) 118

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    Canadian series. Reprint of Action Comics (1938 DC) #118 U.S. Version. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 18 #11
    Action Stories (1921-1950 Fiction House^) Pulp Vol. 18 #11


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  • Vol. 118 #5
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular/New Publications) Pulp/Magazine Vol. 118 #5


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    • Paper: Off white
    • Front cover detached 15%. Back cover detached 15%. Water damage: Moderate. Staple rust: Slight.

    March 1948. Cover by Peter Stevens. "Ghost-Mine Gold" by Steve Frazee and "Louisville Pistoleer" by Merle Constiner. Other stories by William Ratigan, Robert J. McCaio, Coleman Meyer, F. R. Buckley, John Prescott, Georges Surdez, and Jules Archer. 7" x 9-1/4" 146 black and white newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #126
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 126

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Superboy: Crime-Fighting Poet, script by Don Cameron, pencils by Al Wenzel, inks by George Roussos; Gentleman Joe Barr hides out masquerading as a schoolteacher at Metropolis High School. The Master Arrow starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. The Man in the Iron Shoe starring Aquaman, script by Don Cameron, art by John Daly. Tubby Watts, Athlete starring Johnny Quick, script by Don Cameron, pencils by Mort Meskin, inks by George Roussos. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #126
    Adventure Comics (Canadian 1948 National Comics/Simcoe) 126

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    Canadian Reprint. Cover art by Win Mortimer. Superboy: Crime-Fighting Poet, script by Don Cameron, pencils by Al Wenzel, inks by George Roussos; Gentleman Joe Barr hides out masquerading as a schoolteacher at Metropolis High School. The Master Arrow starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. The Man in the Iron Shoe starring Aquaman, script by Don Cameron, art by John Daly. Tubby Watts, Athlete starring Johnny Quick, script by Don Cameron, pencils by Mort Meskin, inks by George Roussos. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 29 #6
    Air Trails Pictorial (1942-1950 Street & Smith) Magazine Vol. 29 #6


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    Vol. 29, No. 6. March 1948. Boeing XB-47 coverage. 8.5" x 11.25". 134 pages. B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 5 #2
    Airboy Comics (1945-1953 Hillman) Vol. 5 #2

    Cover by Dan Barry. Stories and art by Arthur Peddy, Bernard Sachs, Frank Giacoia 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 #49. No issue # on cover; Vol. 5, issue #2 in indicia. Airboy hears a raving man's tale of The Wild Horse of Calabra. A Central American prospector tries to kill his partner to claim their find for himself, but he hadn't reckoned on The Heap, or human greed. Flying Fool and his female rival Riot O'Hara race to claim a dangerous job in the wilds of northern China. Eye-catching cover by Flash Gordon's Dan Barry. Airboy: The Wild Horse of Calabra; The Heap; Model Builders with Airboy; Right On Time; Horsethief; Flying Fool; The Golden Altar of Panama. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #95
    All American Comics (1939) 95

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    Cover art by Carmine Infantino. The Unmasking of the Harlequin starring Green Lantern, script by Robert Kanigher, art by Carmine Infantino; The Harlequin offers to reveal her identity to the world if the Green Lantern agrees to do the same. Late for Supper starring Cotton-Top Katie, script and art by Harry Lampert (signed as Harrielle). The Battle of the Sea Lanes starring The Black Pirate, pencils by Arthur F. Peddy, inks by Bernard Sachs. Debut in Danger starring Hop Harrigan, pencils by Arthur F. Peddy, inks by Bernard Sachs. Mind Over Murder 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 #22
    All Funny Comics (1943) 22
    Published Mar 1948 by DC.

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    Stories in this issue include: Doc and Fatty in "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" (Howard Sherman artist); Penniless Palmer in "Diamonds and Dumbells" (Thurston Harper artist); Peaceful Phil in "Cat Meets Dog" (Phil Berube writer/artist); Windy in an untitled story (Ken L. Fitch writer, Joseph Sulman artist); Silly Willie in untitled story (Tom McNamara writer/artist); Two-Gun Percy in "The Mystery of the Cave" (Jimmy Thompson artist); Dover and Clover in "The Great Rat Trap" (Henry Boltinoff writer/artist). Cover art by Howard Sherman. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    All Top Comics (1945 Fox) 10

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    Bondage cover

    Stories and art by Alec Hope, Stan Ford, Gregory Page and Matt Baker. Cover by Jack Kamen. A collection of adventure and superhero comics from Fox Feature Syndicate. Rulah has met her share of unscrupulous hunters, but the one who uses flame throwers to stampede jungle animals requires special treatment; Blue Beetle battles counterfeiters; Phantom Lady must protect a strange little man named Mr. Ringo who has seen the plans for an atomic bomb. Featuring art by legendary good-girl artist Matt Baker. Rulah: Flames of Fury!; Blue Beetle: The Funny Money; The Killer Talked Without Words; Phantom Lady: The Television Spies; Jo-Jo: Arena of the Apes. In order of appearance: "Rulah Jungle Goddess, Flames of Fury!"; "Jo-Jo Congo King, The Arena of the Apes!"; "Blue Beetle, The Funny Money!"; and "Phantom Lady, The Television Spies!" reprinted in Good Girl Art Quarterly (1990) #15 and Men of Mystery Comics (1996- AC Comics) #69, and swiped as "Phantom Lady, Television Spies!" in Phantom Lady Series 2 (1955) #3. "The Killer Talked Without Words" text story. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 22 #3
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 22 #3


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

    Volume 22, Issue 3 - March, 1948. Cover by Robert Gibson Jones. Stories by Richard S. Shaver ("Gods of Venus"), Millen Cooke, Berkeley Livingston, and Alexander Blade. Illustrations by Rod Ruth, Robert Fuqua, and H.W. McCauley. 7" x 10"; black and white with color cover; 182 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #1948SPRING
    Amazing Stories Quarterly Reissue (1940-1951 Ziff-Davis) Collected Pulp 1948SPRING

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    All issues in this series consist of three remaindered/coverless copies of unsold Amazing Stories (not reprints) re-bound together by Ziff-Davis into a single thick volume with new outer cover art. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 31 #3
    American Girl (1942) Magazine Vol. 31 #3

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    Volume 31, Issue 3 - March 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.

  • Mar 1948

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  • Issue #291

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  • Issue #1
    Annie Oakley (1948 Atlas) 1
    • Small hole punches in back cover and last four pages. Spine roll.
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    Western Tales of action and adventure starring the famous female sharpshooter, Annie Oakley: "Just Love That Cowhand"; Annie is hired on the Barr-X Ranch after capturing a wild steer. "The Grecian Wiggle" text story. "She's My Gal, Pa"; A lawyer comes looking for a blonde girl who ran away from home and everybody thinks it's Annie. "Heart Havoc," pencils by Ed Winiarski; Gabby thinks he's finally going to get a date with Hedy but it doesn't quite turn out that way. "Wrong Steer," inks by Chris Rule; Sally arranges a rodeo so that Slim can defeat Annie in tests of skill. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 326 #3
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 326 #3

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  • Issue #1
    Arkham Sampler SC (1948) 1

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    Winter 1948, Vol. 1, Issue 1. Literary Magazine with first published letters of H.P. Lovecraft, Stories by Fritz Leiber, Leah Bodine Drake and others. Softcover 100 Pages No illos.

    The Arkham Sampler was an American fantasy and horror fiction magazine first published in Winter 1948. The headquarters was in Sauk City, Wisconsin. The magazine, edited by August Derleth, was the first of two magazines published by Arkham House. It was published on a quarterly basis. The cover design was prepared by Ronald Clyne and was printed in alternating colors for the eight quarterly issues. Each issue had a print run of 1,200 copies with the exception of the Winter 1949 "All Science-Fiction Issue", of which 2,000 copies were printed. Cover price $1.00.

  • Vol. 7 #12

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  • Vol. 41 #1
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp / Digest Vol. 41 #1


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    • Front cover detached 5%. Back cover detached 5%.

    March, 1948. Volume 41, Issue 1. Cover by Hubert Rogers. 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; black and white; 160 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #3

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    Volume 3, 1st Printing - "The Yellow Disc Murder Case" by Nicholas Carter. Softcover, 5" x 7.5", 128 pages, B&W, text only. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #6
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    • Water damage: Slight. Staple rust: Slight.
    • Water damage: Slight.

    March, 1948. "The Crawling Horror!" Written by Thorp McClusky. Featuring work by H. P. Lovecraft and Henry S. Whitehead. Softcover, 5-in. x 7 1/2-in., 132pages, Text with B&W illustations. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #43
    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly (1943 Avon Book Company) 43

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  • Issue #7
    Barker (1946) 7
    Published Mar 1948 by Quality.

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    Edited by George E. Brenner. Cover by Klaus Nordling. Stories Klaus Nordling and Gwen Hansen. Whimsical circus tales with clowns and other trappings of the big top, including Carnie Calahan as The Barker! 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 2 #9
    Baseball Stories (1938-1954 Fiction House) Pulp Vol. 2 #9

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  • Issue #26

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  • Issue #45
    Batman (1940) 45
    Tags: Batman
    Published Mar 1948 by DC.
    • Cover and two center wraps detached, 4" cumulative spine split, soiling throughout interior.
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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. World's Finest Comics ad. "The Lady Rogues!", art by Charles Paris; A famous author has recently published a book about the most evil women in history and a Hollywood studio has bought the rights to make a movie based on the book; At the same time, Catwoman escapes from prison and when she learns that she wasn't included in the book, she decides to sabotage the film and steal from the crew and the studio; Catwoman's criminal spree is successful until she is captured by Batman and Robin. Western Comics ad. Wheaties ad featuring "Chick" Davies. "A Parole for Christmas!", script by Bill Finger, art by Charles Paris; An ex-convict is released on parole during Christmas; This man looks exactly like Bruce Wayne and as soon as he is released from prison he is attacked by some thugs; He is saved by Batman and Robin and they are shocked to see the similarity between him and Bruce. Casey the Cop half-page by Henry Boltinoff. Untitled Readin', 'Ritin', an' Ritchie story by Bob Naylor. "Shoe Shine," script by Walter B. Gibson (as Henry Lysing), art by Raymond Perry. Shorty one-page story by Henry Boltinoff. Daffy & Doodle half-page by Lit-Win. "The Match!", script by Bill Finger, art by Charles Paris; An arsonist called The Match has started operating in Gotham; Batman and Robin team up with the Gotham Fire Department to capture the criminal. Gang Busters comic book ad. Mister Grumble, The Big Boss one-page story by Phil Berube. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $600 BATMAN #45 1948 DC CHRISTMAS COVER GD/VG
    $1,000 BATMAN DC Comics Issue #45 Christmas Catwoman 1948 CGC Universal 5.5 Graded

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  • Issue #502

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  • Issue #503

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  • Issue #504

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  • Issue #505

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  • Issue #1
    Bedside Detective Casebook (1948 Brown Watson) Pulp 1

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    Quarto format, 8 1/2-in. x 11 1/2-in., 32 pages.

  • Vol. 1 #7

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  • Mar 1948

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  • Issue #104
    Bestseller Mystery (1937-1958 American Mercury) Digest 104
    • Water damage: Slight.
  • Vol. 23 #1
    Big Book Western Magazine (1933-1954 Two-Books/Popular) Big-Book Western Pulp Vol. 23 #1


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    • Paper: Off white
    • Front cover detached 5%. Back cover detached 10%. Water damage: Slight. Staple rust: Slight.

    Published by Popular Publications Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #10
    Black Cat Comics (1946-1951 Harvey) 10
    • 1.5" Cumulative spine split.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #4327056003
    • Cover and centerfold detached at one staple. Staple rust with migration.
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    The Black Cat in "The Nobleman's Curse," "A Day With the Black Cat," and "Banker's Holiday" (art on all by Lee Elias). Back-up story, "Kerry Drake Meets No Face." Danny Dixon, Cadet in "The Canvas Spoke To the Ghost!" One-page Tootsie Roll ad, "Captain Tootsie Saves the School Party" by C.C. Beck and Pete Costanza. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

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    1 day left Auction black cat 1948 #10 comic

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  • Vol. 31 #2
    Black Mask (1920-1951 Pro-Distributors/Popular) Black Mask Detective Pulp Vol. 31 #2

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    March, 1948. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #22
    Black Terror (1942 Better Publications) 22

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    Edited by Ned Pines. Cover by Alex Schomburg (as Xela). Stories by Sheldon Moldoff, Ralph Mayo, Frank Roslyn, Frank Frazetta, Charles Stewart, and Jules Steiner. Action-packed tales featuring such characters as the Crime Professor and the Black Terror, a super strong super-hero. 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 18
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Label #16-33432AF-010
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    Spring 1948. Cover by Reed Crandall. Stories by unknown. Art by Reed Crandall and Bill Ward. One for all and all for one! Featuring Blackhawk in: "The Realm of Yesterday" with art by Reed Crandall; "Paragon" with art by Bill Ward; "The Merchant of Death" with art by Ward; and 2-page text story "Sky Thief"! Plus: Chop Chop in an untitled back-up story with art by Ward. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $25 Quality BlackHawk 18 comic book

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  • Issue #17
    Blonde Phantom (1946) 17

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  • Issue #5
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 5
    • Water damage

    36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #54
    Blue Beetle (1939 Fox/Holyoke) 54

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    Fox Feature Syndicate presents the first series featuring the original version of the Blue Beetle, which by this time was becoming one of the era's many crime comics. The Beetle investigates after a model disappears; The Beetle tells the true story of cop-killer Victor Gelson. Featuring the most lurid cover yet, by an unknown artist, one that was reproduced in Seduction of the Innocent. (Note the possibly erroneous missing bra-straps - visible in the woman's reflection - that make the cover even tawdrier.) The Vanishing Nude; House of a Thousand Corpses; The Deadly Three; Tropical Topics; True Crime Story: Victor Gelson, the Murdering Showoff. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.