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Comic books May 1948

  • Issue #5
    Abbott and Costello (1948 St. John) 5

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  • Issue #134
    Ace Comics (1937) 134

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    Last issue with Prince Valiant. 36 pages including covers Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #120
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 120
    Published May 1948 by DC.

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    Cover art by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye. Superman, Stunt Man!, script by Alvin Schwartz, pencils by Al Plastino. High-Water Peril! starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. Cabbie Casey story, script and art by Jack Farr. The Animated Antiques! starring Zatara, script by Joe Samachson, art by W. F. White. The Horse Nobody Could Ride! starring Vigilante, art by George Roussos. Tames a Tornado starring Captain Tootsie ad, art by C. C. Beck. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #128
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 128

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. How Clark Kent Met Lois Lane starring Superboy, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Al Wenzel, inks by George Roussos; Clark wins a contest to work as a cub reporter on the Daily Planet for one week; And so does Lois Lane; 1st meeting of Superboy and Lois Lane. The Man of a Thousand Flags starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. The Sea Circus starring Aquaman, script by Joe Samachson, art by John Daly. The Miracle Farmer starring Johnny Quick, pencils by Mort Meskin, inks by George Roussos. 52 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #128
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) Canadian Edition 128

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    May-June 1950 Canadian Reprint. Cover art by Win Mortimer. How Clark Kent Met Lois Lane starring Superboy, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Al Wenzel, inks by George Roussos; Clark wins a contest to work as a cub reporter on the Daily Planet for one week; And so does Lois Lane; 1st meeting of Superboy and Lois Lane. The Man of a Thousand Flags starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. The Sea Circus starring Aquaman, script by Joe Samachson, art by John Daly. The Miracle Farmer starring Johnny Quick, pencils by Mort Meskin, inks by George Roussos. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Airboy Comics Vol. 05 (1948 Hillman) 4
  • Issue #97
    All American Comics (1939) 97

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    Cover art by Alex Toth. The Country Fair Crimes starring Green Lantern, script by John Broome, art by Irwin Hasen; Alan Scott's generosity towards a young boy helps to uncover a crooked ring operating at a county fair. Ice Cream Party starring Cotton-Top Katie, script and art by Harry Lampert [as Harrielle]. The Twin Kingdoms starring The Black Pirate, pencils by Arthur F. Peddy, inks by Bernard Sachs. Alaskan Bank Robbery starring Hop Harrigan, art by Howard Purcell. The Doctor Takes a Walk 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 #23
    All Funny Comics (1943) 23
    Published May 1948 by DC.

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    Stories in this issue include: Doc and Fatty in "When the James Boys Ride" (Howard Sherman artist); Penniless Palmer in "The Valuable Giant" (Thurston Harper artist); Two-Gun Percy in "The Disappearing Porkers" (Jimmy Thompson artist); Peaceful Phil in an untitled story (Phil Berube writer/artist); Dover and Clover in "Bombs Away" (Henry Boltinoff writer/artist); and Curly's Café in an untitled story (Jack Callahan writer/artist). Cover art by Howard Sherman. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    All Top Comics (1945 Fox) 11

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    Rulah Jungle Goddess in "Blood Lust of the Biting God," Jo-Jo Congo King in "The Death Drums of Dumballi," Phantom Lady in "The Case of the Swindling Eye," and Blue Beetle in "The Kidnapped Snob!" Cover price $0.10.

  • Volume 22, Issue 5
    Amazing Stories (1926 Pulp) Volume 22, Issue 5

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    May 1948. Cover by Robert Gibson Jones. Stories by Guy Archette, Craig Browning, S.M. Tenneshaw, Warren Kastel, and Lee Francis. Non-fiction by Ray Palmer ("The Proof of the Shaver Mystery"). Illustrations by J. Allen St. John, Rod Ruth, Enoch Sharp, and Jones. 7" x 10"; black and white with color cover; 176 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #26
    America's Best Comics (1942) 26

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  • Volume 31, Issue 5
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    American Girl (1942) Volume 31, Issue 5
    Tags: Archie

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    Volume 31, Issue 5 - May 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.

  • Volume 41, Issue 3
    Astounding Science Fiction SC (1938 Pulp) Volume 41, Issue 3

    May, 1948. Volume 41, Issue 3. Trimmed pulp, 6.5-in. x 9.5-in.; black and white; 160 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #46
    Batman (1940) 46
    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1948 by DC.
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack
    • Label #0186666001

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Guileful Greetings, or, The Joker Sends Regards! starring Batman, script by Don Cameron, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris. Big House Chaplain! starring Batman, script by Don Cameron, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Gene McDonald. The Batman That History Forgot, script by Don Cameron, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Gene McDonald. Captain Tootsie ad, pencils by C. C. Beck, inks by Pete Costanza. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Black Cat Comics (1946 Harvey) 11

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    Edited by Leon Harvey. Cover by Lee Elias. Stories by Lee Elias, Bob Haney, and Alfred Andriola. Mystery and adventure tales starring such characters as Dotty Dripple, Flossie, Kerry Drake, Danny Dixon, and the Black Cat, an action hero and skilled martial artist who uses a lasso and rope. 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Blackstone, the Magician (1948) 2
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    • Cover oxidation.

    Blonde Phantom Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #56
    Blue Beetle (1939 Fox/Holyoke) 56

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    Jack Kamen cover and art. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Blue Bolt Vol. 08 (1947) 12

    Blue Bolt, Dick Cole, Edison Bell, Jerkwater Line, Biotram the Boiglar, and Rick Richards. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Calling All Boys (1946) 17

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  • Issue #84
    Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 84
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    • Tape on centerfold at staples.

    "Captain Marvel and the Runaway Steamshovel," "Captain Marvel and Billy Batson's Phobias," "Captain Marvel and the Surrealist Imp," and "Captain Marvel and the Feud with the River!" Back-up story: "Captain Kid and the Lost Job." Two-page Jon Jarl text story, "The Invisible Man of Mars" by Eando Binder. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #61
    Captain Marvel Jr. (1942) 61

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    Otto Binder story. Kurt Schaffenberger cover and art. John Broome text story. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #63
    Captain Midnight (1942-1948) 63
  • Issue #8
    Catholic Comics Volume 2 (1947) 8

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  • Issue #1
    Classics Illustrated 047 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1948) 1
    • Centerfold detached.

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, 1st Printing, Line Drawing Cover. Comic book adaptation of the classic Jules Verne story about Captain Nemo and the undersea vessel, the Nautilus. Story illustrated by Henry C. Kiefer. Issue also has a text biography of Verne and text stories on "Dog Heroes," "American Indians," and "Pioneers of Science." (HRN 47, 5/48). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Classics Illustrated 047 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1948) 3

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, 3rd Printing, Line Drawing Cover. Comic book adaptation of the classic Jules Verne story about Captain Nemo and the undersea vessel, the Nautilus. Story illustrated by Henry C. Kiefer. Issue also has a text biography of Verne and text stories on "Dog Heroes," "American Indians," and "Pioneers of Science." (HRN 78). Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #4
    Classics Illustrated 047 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1948) 4

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    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, 4th Printing, Line Drawing Cover. Comic book adaptation of the classic Jules Verne story about Captain Nemo and the undersea vessel, the Nautilus. Story illustrated by Henry C. Kiefer. Issue also has a text biography of Verne and text stories on "Dog Heroes," "American Indians," and "Pioneers of Science." (HRN 94). Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #7
    Classics Illustrated 047 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1948) 7

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, 7th Printing, Painted Cover. Comic book adaptation of the classic Jules Verne story about Captain Nemo and the undersea vessel, the Nautilus. Story illustrated by Henry C. Kiefer. Issue also has a text biography of Verne and text stories on "Dog Heroes," "American Indians," and "Pioneers of Science." (HRN 133). Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #8
    Classics Illustrated 047 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1948) 8

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    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, 8th Printing, Painted Cover. Comic book adaptation of the classic Jules Verne story about Captain Nemo and the undersea vessel, the Nautilus. Story illustrated by Henry C. Kiefer. Issue also has a text biography of Verne and text stories on "Dog Heroes," "American Indians," and "Pioneers of Science." (HRN 140). Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #9
    Classics Illustrated 047 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1948) 9

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    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, 9th Printing, Painted Cover. Comic book adaptation of the classic Jules Verne story about Captain Nemo and the undersea vessel, the Nautilus. Story illustrated by Henry C. Kiefer. Issue also has a text biography of Verne and text stories on "Dog Heroes," "American Indians," and "Pioneers of Science." (HRN 148). Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #10
    Classics Illustrated 047 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1948) 10

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, 10th Printing, Painted Cover. Comic book adaptation of the classic Jules Verne story about Captain Nemo and the undersea vessel, the Nautilus. Story illustrated by Henry C. Kiefer. Issue also has a text biography of Verne and text stories on "Dog Heroes," "American Indians," and "Pioneers of Science." (HRN 156). Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #11
    Classics Illustrated 047 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1948) 11

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, 11th Printing, Painted Cover. Comic book adaptation of the classic Jules Verne story about Captain Nemo and the undersea vessel, the Nautilus. Story illustrated by Henry C. Kiefer. Issue also has a text biography of Verne and text stories on "Dog Heroes," "American Indians," and "Pioneers of Science." (HRN 165). Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #12
    Classics Illustrated 047 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1948) 12
    • Interior is complete. Rusty staples with rust migration and mold.

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, 12th Printing, Painted Cover. Comic book adaptation of the classic Jules Verne story about Captain Nemo and the undersea vessel, the Nautilus. Story illustrated by Henry C. Kiefer. Issue also has a text biography of Verne and text stories on "Dog Heroes," "American Indians," and "Pioneers of Science." (HRN 167). Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #1
    Comedy Comics (1948 Marvel) 1

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  • Issue #26
    Comic Cavalcade (1942) 26
    Published May 1948 by DC.

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    Cover art by Bob Oksner. Deception's Daughter, script by Robert Kanigher, art by Harry G. Peter; When Womnder Woman intercepts a Martian spacecraft from crashing to Earth, out steps the daughter of the Duke of Deception; She captures Wonder Woman and forces her to build an underground base from which Lya intends to return to Mars and overthrow her father. Mutt and Jeff strips by Al Smith (signed as Bud Fisher). Doorway into Time starring Johnny Peril, script and art by Howard Purcell. Forecast: Danger, art by Alexander Toth; Green Lantern has a hard time convincing a young man to follow in his father's footsteps as a meteorologist until a storm threatens a ship carrying his fiancé. The Mysterious Box starring Cotton-Top Katie, script and art by Harry Lampert (signed as Harrielle). Riddle of the Useless Thefts starring Hop Harrigan, script by Jon L. Blummer, pencils by Arthur F. Peddy (signed), inks by Bernard Sachs. Crime Has Many Faces, script by Robert Kanigher, art by Carmine Infantino; The Flash takes a man back ten years on a trip through time to show him how his carelessness has caused death and destruction over the years. 80 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #39
    Coo Coo Comics (1942) 39

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  • Issue #12
    Cookie (1946) 12

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    Stories by Al Hartley, Bob Wickersham and Dan Gordon. Art by Al Hartley, Bob Wickersham and Dan Gordon. Teen hijinks featuring Cookie and his pals, created by legendary animator Dan Gordon. Cookies family takes in an exchange student who turns out to be a beautiful Polynesian girl; Cookies weakness for pets results in hijinks with a parrot that claims (in English) it cant talk; Lorrie defends her daffy boyfriend Dootsie, in a story with art by Archies Al Hartley. Cookie; Pickles; Debbie; Jitterbuck: Book Report; That New Look; Our Kid Sister; Lorrie; Leonardo Da Vinci O'Toole. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #54
    Crack Comics (1940) 54

    Captain Triumph in :Uneasy Lies the Head That Wears a Crown" (art by Reed Crandall), Floogy the Fiji, Hack O'Hara, Pen Miller, Beezy, Inkie. Crandall cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 2

    "Buck Kelly, the Tough Guy" (art by Bob Fuje), "Hot Headed Francis Boyd and His Pal" (art by Fred Guardineer), "Joe Kratz the Terrible," "Neal Bowman," and "Plague of Paris" (art by Guardineer). Charles Biro cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #63
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 63
  • Issue #48
    Daredevil Comics (1941 Lev Gleason) 48
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    2 Daredevil stories (one with art by Norman Maurer); Sniffer back-up. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #135
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 135

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    Cover art by Winslow Mortimer, Bob Kane, and Charles Paris. The True Story of Frankenstein starring Batman and Robin, script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Charles Paris. Unscrambled Proverbs starring Air Wave, art by Harris Levy (signed as Lee Harris). The Chimp and the Chump starring Slam Bradley, art by Howard Sherman. Weatherproof text story by John Pollard. Crimes by Television starring The Boy Commandos, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Steve Brodie. 48 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Dick Tracy Monthly (1948-1961) 5

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

  • Issue #57
    Don Winslow of the Navy (1943 Fawcett) 57

    "The Scourge of the Seven Seas." Jetsam Joe and Chippy Chipmunk back-up stories. Captain Marvel appears in a one-page Mechanix Illustrated ad. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
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  • Issue #61
    Exciting Comics (1940) 61

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    Judy of the Jungle (art by Ralph Mayo), the Black Terror in "The Deadly Choice," Zippie, Rick Howard the Mysery Rider, and Junior Judo. Two-page text story, "King of the Chimpanzees." Alex Schomburg cover (as "Xela"). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #166
    Famous Funnies (1934) 166
  • Volume 10, Issue 5
    Fantastic Adventures (1939 Pulp) Volume 10, Issue 5

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    May 1948. Cover by Robert Gibson Jones and James B. Settles. Stories include "Forgotten Worlds" by Lawrence Chandler, "The Watching Eyes" by Robert Moore Williams, "You Bet Your Life" by Elroy Arno, and "My World Died Tonight" by Richard Casey. Illustrations by Robert Gibson Jones, Robert Fuqua, Rod Ruth, and Arnold Kohn. 7-in. x 9.75-in.; black and white; 180 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #1
    Fantasy Advertiser Vol. 3 (1948) 1

    Fantasy Advertiser Vol. 3 #1 (May 1947), published by Gus Willmorth. 32 pages, cover by Russ Manning dated 10/47 (predates his earliest work in comics, Dell 1953, by five years; certainly among his earlies work). In this issue: Walt Liebscher reviews E.E. Smith's "Triplanetary," A.E. van Vogt "Out of the Unknown, " Samuel Anthony Peeples "The Technique of Fantasy Collecting," Fred Brown "Of Death and Destruction," plus fanzine reviews, general editorial content, and ads from the era. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Fantasy Review (1947) UK fanzine 8

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    Apr/May 1948 issue, Vol. 2 # 8. In this issue: Forrest J Ackerman "Future Fiction OK Now , (Robert) Heinlein No Model," DR Smith "The Admirable Weinbaum." an interview with Dr. E.E. Smith, Robert Bloch "Weird Vs. Science Fantasy" plus in-depth book reviews including: AE van Vogt's "The World of A," and "The Book of Ptah," and Fritz Leiber Jr.'s "Night's Black Agents," plus further book reviews, magazine and pulp reviews, and much more editorial content . 20 pages. 6 pence original UK price.

  • Issue #122
    Feature Comics (1939) 122

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    Cover art by Reed Crandall (?). "Suicide Club," script by Bill Woolfolk, pencils by Dan Barry; Doll Man comes up against a weird and macabre group called the Suicide Club, consisting of a group of men who are tired of life, but don't have the courage to end it all; So members of the group "assist" others in the group to accomplish their difficult passage out of this world! "Muhlarky the Blind Rookie" starring Officer Shenanigan, script and art by Michael Senich. "Hot Sea Dogs" starring Perky, script and art by Gill Fox. "Clothesline Messenger Service," script and art by Al Stahl; Blimpy vs. Slugger and The Boss. "The Floating Diamond of Demeres: Part 3," script and art by Paul Gustavson; Rusty Ryan vs. Zwelk and Volkner. "Unlucky Music"; Swing Sisson vs. Gar Grinling. "Yussel's Builds Muscles"; Roscoe vs. Killer Diller. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.