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Comic books April 1948

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

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    Dick Cole, Edison Bell, Kit Carter the Cadet (art by Nina Albright), and Lem the Grem. Cover price $0.10.

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

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  • Issue #133
    Ace Comics (1937) 133
    • Writing (interior). Centerfold detached at one staple.
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    • No bottom staple (manufacturing).

    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 #119
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 119
    Published Apr 1948 by DC.
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    • 8" cumulative spine split.

    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 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • 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. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Airboy Comics Vol. 05 (1948 Hillman) 3
  • 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.

  • Issue #40
    All Star Comics (1940-1978) 40
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    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. Cover price $0.10.

  • Volume 22, Issue 4
    Amazing Stories (1926 Pulp) Volume 22, Issue 4

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    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.

  • Year 1948, Month 4/5
    American Cartoonist Magazine (1947 American Cartoonist Association) Year 1948, Month 4/5

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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.

  • Volume 31, Issue 4
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    American Girl (1942) Volume 31, Issue 4
    Tags: Archie

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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 #13
    Animal Antics (1946) 13
    Published Apr 1948 by DC.

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    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. 56 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
    Archie (1943) 31

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    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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    Exactly the same as American Edition except it was published in Canada and has "Can. Ed." on the cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Barnyard Comics (1944) 17

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  • Volume 24, Issue 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.

  • Issue #11
    Blue Bolt Vol. 08 (1947) 11
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Minor side edge cracks
    • Includes certificate of authenticity from the Golden Locker Collection.
    • Label #1106463002
  • Issue #39
    Boy Comics (1942) 39

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

  • 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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  • Issue #18
    Calling All Kids (1946) 18

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  • Issue #66
    Captain America Comics (1941 Golden Age) 66

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    Includes: cover art by Syd Shores; Golden Girl, Pencils by Syd Shores; Vacation For Murder text story; Tusks of Terror starring Human Torch; The Case of the Hermit's Fortune--Let's Play Detective, art by Al Bellman; and Swords of the Cavaliers. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #83
    Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 83

    Captain Marvel in "The World of Tomorrow," "Billy Batson and Captain Marvel Split Up," "Captain Marvel Cuts a Rug," and "Captain Marvel, Indian Chief." Back-up story, "Capt. Kid Rakes It In." Two-page Jon Jarl text story, "The Atom Dictator" by Eando Binder. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #60
    Captain Marvel Jr. (1942) 60

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  • Issue #62
    Captain Midnight (1942-1948) 62

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  • Issue #8
    Carousel Comics (1948) 8

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    Funny animal stories Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Classics Illustrated 046 Kidnapped 1

    Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson, 1st 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 47, 4/48). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Classics Illustrated 048 David Copperfield (1965) 3

    David Copperfield, 3rd Printing, Line Drawing Cover. (HRN 87, original April 1948 date). Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #1
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 1
    • 5" cumuluative spine split, cover oxidation, cover coming loose at staples.
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Minor side edge cracks
    • Small amount of glue on spine of cover. Tape on interior cover.
    • Label #0243883005
  • Issue #1
    Crime Detective Comics Volume 1 (1948) 1

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    True crime stories: "The Mad Frank Nash," "How Much For the Fix, Papa Yale," "Irene Shrader, Princess of Crime," "Crime Crazy" (art by George Gregg), "The Invisible 6," and "Professor of Crime." Bob Fuje cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #62
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 62
    • Staple rust/migration.
    • 1/2" spine split (cover and pages) from bottom of comic.
    • Right edge of comic trimmed flush with story panel borders (manufacturing). Centerfold detached at both staples.
  • Issue #1
    Crime Fighters (1948 Marvel) 1

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  • Issue #15
    Dagar Desert Hawk (1948) 15

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  • Issue #134
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 134

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    Cover art by Jim Mooney. The Umbrellas of Crime starring Batman, Robin, and The Penguin, script by Bill Finger , pencils by Jim Mooney (signed as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris. Amercrombie and the Urchins starring Slam Bradley, art by Howard Sherman. Calamity, Incorporated starring Air Wave, art by Harris Levy (signed as Lee Harris). Three-Ring Binks story, script and art by Jack Farr. Look Before You Leap text story by Cliff Rhodes. The Beast of London starring The Boy Commandos, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by George Klein. 48 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Dick Tracy Monthly (1948-1961) 4

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    Untitled Dick Tracy story. The Iron Man back-up story (art by Bill Ely). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #56
    Don Winslow of the Navy (1943 Fawcett) 56

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  • Issue #18
    Egbert (1946) 18

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  • Issue #1
    Exposed (1948 True Crime Cases) 1

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  • Volume 9, Issue 4
    Famous Fantastic Mysteries (1939-1953 pulp) Volume 9, Issue 4

    April 1948. Cover by Lawrence. "City of the Dead" by Augusta Groner, "The Messenger" by Robert W. Chambers. 7-in. x 9 1/2-in.; black and white; 130 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #165
    Famous Funnies (1934) 165

    Steve Roper, Buck Rogers, Invisible Scarlet O'Neil, Napoleon (Clifford McBride), Dickie Dare, Bobby Sox, and Oaky Doaks. Cover price $0.10.

  • Volume 10, Issue 4
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    Volume 10, Issue 4 - April 1948. Cover by Robert Gibson Jones. Science Fiction and Adventures stories. This issue features "Lair of the Grimalkin" by G.H. Irwin. Softcover Pulp, 7-in x 10-in, 180 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #57
    Fawcett's Funny Animals (1943) 57

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  • Issue #121
    Feature Comics (1939) 121

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    Cover pencils by Dan Zolnerowich. "The Hag" starring Doll Man, script by Bill Woolfolk, art by Dan Zolnerowich; Gunner Goran and Killer Yates are having a gang war, and the Hag, who is terrorizing her own munitions plant, is selling them the guns they need to continue. "Forest Fire Brigade Training" starring Blimpy, art by Al Stahl. "Death By Treachery"; Swing Sisson vs. Andy Brent and Gus Geezik. "The Floating Diamond of Demeres: Part 2," script and art by Paul Gustavson; Rusty Ryan vs. Kransky. "Trigger-Mad Mike and the Wildcat Well" starring Roscoe. "Puzzle Land" starring Perky and Mr. Jigsaw, script and art by Gill Fox. "Inspector Insomnia" starring Officer Shenanigan, art by Michael Senich. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #55
    Fight Comics (1940) 55

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  • Issue #24
    Fighting Yank (1942 Nedor/Better) 24

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    The Fighting Yank stars in "The Panic of the Proton Bomb," "The Last Laugh," and "The Case of the Murderous Magnet!" Miss Masque stars in "Death on Skis!" Alex Schomburg cover (signed "Xela"). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #94
    Flash Comics (1940 DC) 94
    Published Apr 1948 by DC.

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    Flash stars in "The Images of Doom," written by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Frank Giacoia. Also includes: Ghost Patrol in "The Haunted Man" written John B. Wentworth, art by Robert Oksner; Black Canary in "Corsage of Death" by Kanigher, pencils by Infantino, inks by Joe Giella; Atom in "Driveway for Crime" with pencils by Paul Reinman, inks by Robert Oksner; ad for Leave it to Binky by Oksner; Wild Goose Chase text story by Cliff Rhodes; and Hawkman in "The Rug People Rise Again" by Kanigher and Joe Kubert. 48 pgs. Cover art by Joe Kubert. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #186
    Four Color (1942 Series 2) 186

    Indicia title is "Walt Disney's BAMBI, No. 186." Cover art by Morris Gollub. Bambi, script by Felix Salten (original story) and Chase Craig (comic adaptation), art by Morris Gollub; The story of Bambi and his adventures growing up during two years in the forest. Thumper and Friends, art by Morris Gollub; Advice on observing wildlife and a warning to prevent forest fires. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #187
    Four Color (1942 Series 2) 187

    Indicia title is "BUGS BUNNY and the DREADFUL DRAGON, No. 187." Cover art by Ralph Heimdahl. Bugs Bunny and the Dreadful Dragon, art by Ralph Heimdahl; Bugs goes to the "mythical kingdom of Dragonwych," where he meets a giant, a dragon, and a witch. Bugs Bunny and the Pirate's Treasure, art by Roger Armstrong; Bugs is a mascot on the pirate ship captained by Scuttlebutt Sam (Yosemite Sam), when the crew plans a mutiny. Stuff 'n' Nonsense, art by Ralph Heimdahl; Bugs is working in Elmer's taxidermy shop; When he takes a nap, Mrs. Van Pester, Elmer's best customer, sees Bugs and, thinking he's a stuffed rabbit, orders Elmer to deliver him to her home that afternoon. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.