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Comic books April 1948

  • Vol. 36 #1
    10 Story Western Magazine (1936-1954 Popular) Pulp Vol. 36 #1
    • 2.5" Cumulative spine split.
  • Vol. 15 #3
    10-Story Detective Magaizine (1938-1949 Ace Magazines) Pulp Vol. 15 #3

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  • Vol. 20 #2
    44 Western Magazine (1937-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 20 #2

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  • Issue #2
    4Most Vol. 7 (1948) Four Most 2

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Robert Plate, Nina Albright, and Ray Gill. Sometimes listed as 4Most #27. Adventures of clean-cut teen heroes of the 1940s. Cadet Dick Cole uses his last reserves against the icy Farr River to save a fortune. Edison Bell and Jerry meet Rusty, a stray dog, and train him to perform in the dog show. Kit and Dan meet the new cadet, Peter Parks, a trouble-making juggler with a circus background. Dick Cole; Lem the Grem; Call Me Pop; Edison Bell; The Future Champion; The Cadet. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Abbott and Costello (1948 St. John) 2

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  • Issue #133
    Ace Comics (1937) 133

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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.

  • Vol. 18 #3
    Ace-High Western Stories (1940-1951 Fictioneers) Vol. 18 #3

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  • Issue #119
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 119
    Published Apr 1948 by DC.

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Superman for a Day!, script by Edmond Hamilton, art by Win Mortimer. Treasure Trove! starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. Traps Killer Bear with Invisible Light starring Captain Tootsie, art by C. C. Beck. Concert for Crime! starring Zatara, script by Joe Samachson, art by W. F. White. Cabbie Casey story, script and art by Jack Farr. The Birthday That Backfired! starring Vigilante, script by Don Cameron, pencils by Mort Meskin. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Apr 1948
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular) Pulp Apr 1948

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  • Issue #127
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 127

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    Cover art by Al Wenzel. Moccasin Foot's Strange Treasure, art by George Papp; Only Green Arrow's archery skills can help Tattoo find a hidden Indian treasure. A Fish Out of Water starring Aquaman, art by John Daly. Super-Bellhop starring Superboy, pencils by Al Wenzel, inks by George Roussos. The Sky-High Hijackers starring Shining Knight, art by Chuck Winter; brief origin of the Shining Knight retold. Mayhem in the Meal-o-Mat starring Johnny Quick, script by Don Cameron, pencils by Mort Meskin, inks by George Roussos. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 30 #1
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  • Vol. 5 #3
    Airboy Comics (1945-1953 Hillman) Vol. 5 #3

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    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Carmine Infantino, Leonard Starr, 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 #50. No issue # on cover; Vol. 5, issue #3 in indicia. Atop a lighthouse, Airboy battles Red Blackett, the modern-day pirate he blames for his father's death. The connections between The Heap's human self and the mysterious German agent Q-4 shed new light on the origins of both The Heap and World War I itself. Flying Fool contends with his female rival Riot O'Hara and crooks who want the treasure of an ancient city. Airboy; The Heap; Model Builders with Airboy; The Lease Says; Robber's Roost; Flying Fool; Napoleon's Spy. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #96
    All American Comics (1939) 96

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    Cover art by Alex Toth. Mystery of the Emerald Necklace starring Green Lantern, script by Robet Kanigher, art by Alex Toth; Streak befriends a young girl who finds herself employed by a notorious gangster she thinks to be a private detective. Studying starring Cotton-Top Katie, script and art by Harry Lampert [as Harrielle]. The Earthquake Bell starring The Black Pirate, pencils by Arthur F. Peddy, inks by Bernard Sachs. Bill Got His Wings starring Hop Harrigan, pencils by Arthur F. Peddy, inks by Bernard Sachs. The Unsinkable Bandits starring Dr. Mid-Nite, art by Rudolph Palais. Mutt and Jeff strips by Al Smith [signed as Bud Fisher]. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Apr 1948
    All New Western Stories (1948 Voyageur Press) Apr 1948

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  • Issue #40
    All Star Comics (1940-1978) 40
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Label #0307543001

    The Justice Society of America "crusades against the spreading evil of juvenile delinquency" in "The Plight of a Nation!" Script by John Broome. Pencils by Carmine Infantino (splash page and chapter 2), Arthur Peddy (chapter 1), and Alex Toth (chapter 3); inks by Bernard Sachs (splash and chapter 1), Frank Giacoia (chapter 2), and Toth (chapter 3). Two-page text story, "Keep It Under Your Hat" by Cliff Rhodes. Infantino/Giacoia cover. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 8 #1
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  • Vol. 22 #4
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 22 #4
    • Trimmed
    • TRIMMED. Tape along spine.
    • Heavy water damage.

    April 1948. Cover by Robert Gibson Jones. Stories by J.J. Pelletier, Guy Archette, Chester S. Geier, Lester Barclay, Emmet McDowell, Berkeley Livingston, and Alexander Blade. Illustrations by J. Allen St. John, Rod Ruth, Julian S. Krupa, William Aubrey Gray, and Ronald Clyne. 7" x 10"; black and white and color cover; 176 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Apr-May 1948
    American Cartoonist Magazine (1947 American Cartoonist Association) Apr-May 1948

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    Volume 2, Issue 4 - April/May 1948. Cover by Grundeen. Magazine produced by the American Cartoonists Association showcasing talents cartoonists and artist. 34 pages Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 31 #4
    American Girl (1942) Vol. 31 #4

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    Volume 31, Issue 4 - April 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 #292
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  • Issue #13
    Animal Antics (1946) 13
    Published Apr 1948 by DC.

    Mrs Possum's Babies starring Raccoon Kids, art by Otto Feuer; Uncle Percy tries to cheat the kids out of their baby-sitting money. The Piano starring Custer Cat and Cheesy the Mouse, art by Rube Grossman; Custer mortgages the house to buy Cheesy a piano. Crazy Fox Reducing Course, art by Otto Feuer; Crazy tries to sell Mrs Pig reducing equipment. Rubber Bubble Bank Robbers starring Sheriff Corky, art by Rube Grossman. Fashion Consultant starring Eager Beaver, art by Otto Feuer. Untitled Pete the Pup story, art by Otto Feuer. Stopping the March of Time starring Goofy Goose, Inventor, art by Rube Grossman. Diabolo the Bull starring Presto Pete, art by Howie Post. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
    Archie (1943) 31

    Cover art by Al Fagaly. Introduction of Boxcar Betsy in "The Uninvited," art by Bill Vigoda; When Archie and Veronica find two tramps living in the Lodge vacation estate, they have them serve as butler and maid to Mr. Lodge and his senator guests. Archie Puzzlers. "Snow Use," art by Bill Vigoda; Snowfall leads to a day of hijinks for Archie, including breaking a window, accidentally hitting Mr. Weatherbee with a snowball, and building a fire on Veronica's frozen swimming pool. Archie's Hollywood Quiz Page by Herbert "Red" Holmdale. "The Book Report," art by Bill Vigoda; Archie goes to great lengths to complete Veronica's book report on "A Candid History of Germs," only to find the book report is for Reggie. Hollywood Tattle Tale article. Archie Puzzle Page. "The Cat's Meow," art by Bill Vigoda; When Archie babysits for Veronica's two Siamese cats, he spills catnip on his pants, which later get worn by (and wreak havoc on) Jughead and Mr. Andrews. Nevada Jones ad. Introduction of Max in "My Heart Belongs To Lizzie," art by Bill Vigoda; When Mr. Andrews needs a trade-in to get a new car, he has Jughead fix up Archie's jalopy and trades it in; But when Mr. Andrews sees how much Archie misses his jalopy, he buys it back part by part. "I Can Get It For You Wholesale," art by Irving Novick; Veronica convinces Betty to buy a dress wholesale, only for Betty to find it for a lower price in a Riverdale dress shop. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
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    Canadian edition reprint of U.S. Archie (1943) #31 (March-April 1948), reduced to 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 326 #4
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 326 #4

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  • Vol. 8 #1
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  • Vol. 6 #3
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  • Vol. 41 #2
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 41 #2
    • Near full spine split (partially taped).

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

  • Issue #4
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    Volume 4, 1st Printing - "Open Land Renegades". Softcover, 5" x 7.5", 128 pages, B&W, text only. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #44
    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly (1943 Avon Book Company) 44

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  • Issue #17
    Barnyard Comics (1944) 17

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    Contains three Frank Frazetta illustrations. Frazetta illustrations appear in sixteen nearly-consecutive issues of Barnyard Comics (1944) (#12-15, #17-27, and #29). Contains funny animal stories. In order of appearance: "Barney Rooster" art by Vincent Fago; "Hucky Duck" art by Jack Bradbury; "Barney Rooster"; "Bunnyboy" art by Lynn Karp; "Francois Feline"; "Oadie Colone" art by Ed Dunn; "Benny"; "Buffy" story by Hubie Karp, art by Lynn Karp; "Gristle" story by Hubie Karp, art by Ken Champin; and "The Yehootys" and "Petey" story by Hubie Karp, art by Lynn Karp. Illustrated text stories: "The Talking Giraffe: Jonny and Marty Surprise All the Forest Folk!" by Donald Bayne Hobart, illustration by Frank Frazetta; "The Bold Brave Moose: Boastful Champ Manyy Has One Fight Too Many!" by Lily K. Scott, illustration by Frank Frazetta; and "The Kitten Who Wanted to Swim: Poor Clarence Really Longed to Be a Duckling" by Elizabeth Starr, illustration by Frank Frazetta. 52 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
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  • Issue #506
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  • Issue #507
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  • Issue #508
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  • Issue #509
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  • Vol. 7 #1
    Beauty Parade (1941-1956 Harrison Publications) Vol. 7 #1

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  • Apr 1948
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  • Vol. 5 #2
    Best Western (1935-1949 Western Fiction/Interstate) Pulp 1st Series Vol. 5 #2

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  • Issue #105
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  • Vol. 24 #2
    Black Book Detective Magazine (1933-1953 Newsstand/Hoffman/Ranger/Better) Pulp Vol. 24 #2

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    The Black Bat in "Inheritance of Murder" by "G. Wayman Jones" (Norman Daniels); "Don't Bury Me Yet" by W.T. Ballard; "The Frightened Comedian" by Jack Kofoed; "The Brass Ring" by Donald Bayne Hobart; "Call for a Murderer" by John L. Benton; and "The Lying Corpse" by Wayland Rice. Pulp magazine format; black and white; 112 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #55
    Blue Beetle (1939 Fox/Holyoke) 55

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    Edited by Victor Fox. Stories by Robert Webb and Jack Kamen. Tales of daring-do starring Blue Beetle, a super-hero who wears a special bulletproof costume and takes "Vitamin 2X" which gives him super-energy. The Counterfeit Co-Ed; Gangster Lushy Lemond hides out by pretending to be a college girl. The Anonymous Atom; Blue Beetle battles Red Donahue. Carlo Barone the Human Vulture; a story narrated by Blue Beetle. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 8 #11
    Blue Bolt (1940-1949) Vol. 8 #11
    Published Apr 1948 by Funnies, Inc..

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    Cover by Joe Certa. Stories and art by Wayne Boring (credited as Jack Harmon), Jack Hearne, Tex Blaisdell, Milt Hammer, Art Helfant and Henry Kiefer. Sometimes listed as Blue Bolt #89. Blue Bolt has adventures while flying for Glimpses, a photography magazine. Rick Richards and a group of miners are trapped underground with air running out, but Rick has an unusual superpower: any sharp noise gives him super-strength. A school principal invites Blue Bolt to tell the students about his adventures, but jealous kid Jack wants to be a hero too, in a story by Superman artist Wayne Boring (credited as Jack Harmon). Edison Bell saves Boy Scouts from a dangerous bridge by using semaphore signals. Edison Bell tells young readers how to make a rustic bench. Dick Cole; Easy Cartooning: Lesson 1; Blue Bolt; Heathcliff the Hobo; Dink; Sergeant Spook; Rick Richards; Edison Bell; This Rustic Bench. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Apr 1948
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp Apr 1948

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  • Vol. 10 #4
    Blue Ribbon Western (1937-1950 Columbia) Pulp Vol. 10 #4

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  • Issue #39
    Boy Comics (1942) 39
    • 1" Cumulative spine split. Oxidation.

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Dan Barry, Norman Maurer, and Charles Biro. An anthology title from publisher Lev Gleason and his primary creator, Charles Biro, featuring teen hero Crimebuster and his nemesis Iron Jaw. A wealthy movie star's arrogance brings about his downfall, as Crimebuster's involvement in his own stories continues to decrease. An undercover cop closes in on a gangster, featuring early art by Flash Gordon's Dan Barry. The wealthy widow who provides for Little Dynamite and his pals is targeted by a fortune hunter who wants to marry her money. Crimebuster; Daredevil: There's More Than One Way To Spell Murder; Famous Eccentrics; Little Dynamite. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Boy Commandos (1942-1949 1st Series) 26

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    Flying Saucer story (3-4/1948) -4th of this theme; See Spirit 1st (9/28/47), Shadow Comics V7 #10 2nd (01/1948), and Captain Midnight # 60 3rd (02/1948). 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 36 #4
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  • Issue #6
    Broncho Bill (1948) 6

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  • Issue #18
    Buzzy (1944) 18
    Tags: Archie
    Published Apr 1948 by DC.

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    52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Calling All Kids (1946) 18
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Stories and art by Marion McGuire and others. A kids' anthology in the tradition of Calling All Girls from the publishers of Parents Magazine, featuring stories, games and quizzes as well as comics. Marco and Bobby buy a house trailer and Twinkle the star helps them move in; Twinkle takes a pixie's picture; Flip-Flap the seal wants to enlist in the US Navy and become a Navy seal. Guess My Name; Twinkle, The Star That Came Down From Heaven; Marco Polar Bear; Play the D Game; An Adventure for the Princess; Riddles; Paddy Penguin; Flip-Flap Joins the Navy; Pop and Junior; Pug and Curly; Marco's Puzzle Page. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.