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Comic books June 1948

  • Vol. 36 #6
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  • Issue #1
    Buz Sawyer (1948) 1
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    • 1" spine split from base of comic, cover oxidation, corner piece missing from back cover.

    Roy Crane art. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Buzzy (1944) 19
    Tags: Archie
    Published Jun 1948 by DC.
    • Centerfold detached. Cover detached.
    • 3" Cumulative spine split. Tape added to spine.

    52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Calling All Kids (1946) 19

    Stories and art by Beth Brown 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 Polar Bear and Bobby go to the county fair; Twinkle the star gets involved in the prank war between pixies and sheep; Monkeys decide to play a trick on a bullying tiger. Guess My Name; Twinkle, The Star That Came Down From Heaven; Marco Polar Bear; Monkey Business; One-Horse Town; Riddles; Paddy Penguin; What's Wrong?; Pop and Junior; Pug and Curly; Marco's Puzzle Page. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Captain and the Kids Special Summer Issue (1948) 1

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  • Issue #85
    Captain Marvel Adventures (1941-1953 Fawcett) 85

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    Cover by C.C. Beck. Stories by Otto Binder and unknown. Art by C.C. Beck, Pete Costanza and unknown. Complete in this issue...Captain Marvel (Billy Batson) stars in a four-part action thriller by Otto Binder, C.C. Beck and Pete Costanza: "The Freedom Train Part 1: The Freedom Train Rolls On"; "The Freedom Train Part 2: The Chase Through History"; "The Freedom Train Part 3: The Heritage of America"; and "The Freedom Train Part 4: The Freedom Plane" (Sivana appears throughout). Plus: Kid Gloves tale "A Sentimental Mood"! Also: Jon Jarl in the 2-page text story "Freedom Rocket" with script by Otto Binder (as Eando Binder). And: 1-page Tootsie Roll ad "Captain Tootsie Traps Killer Bear with Invisible Light" with art by C.C. Beck and Pete Costanza. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #62
    Captain Marvel Jr. (1942-1953 Fawcett) 62

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    Captain Marvel Jr. in "The Midas of the Bubble Gum," "Captain Marvel Jr. Meets Mr. Hydro," "Captain Marvel Jr. Battles the Flying Coachman," and "Design for Death." One-page Tootsie Roll ad, "Captain Tootsie Traps Killer Bear With Invisible Light" by C.C. Beck and Pete Costanza. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
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  • Issue #64
    Captain Midnight (1942-1948 Fawcett) 64

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    36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Cartoon Comedy Vol. 1 (1949) 2

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    Issue #2 - Summer 1948. Cartoon Comedy is a male-oriented magazine with cartoons, puzzles and jokes. Includes contributions from Bill Wenzel. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 66 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 3 #3
    Charley Jones' Laugh Book (1943 Jayhawk Press) Vol. 3 #3
  • Issue #29
    Cindy Comics (1947) 29
    Published Jun 1948 by Timely.
    • Cover oxidation. Staple rust.
  • Issue #12
    Classic Comics (Australian 1947-1949 Ayers & James) 12

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    Issue 12 - Australian Edition. Circa early to mid 1950's. Reprints "Westward Ho" in abridged form with new cover art. 6.5" x 8.5", color covers with b&w interior, 24 pages-all newsprint.

  • Issue #1
    Classics Illustrated 048 David Copperfield (1965) 1
    • 1 1/2" Cumulative spine split.
    • Cover detached. Cover oxidation.
    • Cover detached. 1 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Staple rust with migration.

    David Copperfield, 1st Printing, Line Drawing Cover. (HRN 47, 6/48). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Classics Illustrated 048 David Copperfield (1965) 4
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    • Discounted from $2.00.

    David Copperfield, 4th Printing, Painted Cover. (HRN 121, original 6/48 date). Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #1
    Club "16" (1948) 1
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • From the collection of Jon Berk. Davis Crippen ("D" Copy). Includes certificate of authenticity from Heritage Auctions.
    • Label #1485450015

    Cover by Jimmy Thompson. Stories and art by Jimmy Thompson, Ruth Atkinson, Phil Berube, Dave Tendlar and Jerry Fasano. Teen comedy in the Archie tradition from Famous Funnies. Betsy drives her boyfriend Bix crazy with her obsession over astrology. Identical twins Ginger and Snap have comical misadventures that often involve them switching roles. Benny is the sort of eccentric genius who will destroy the school chemistry lab while mixing his own H2O. The Wheel of Betsy's Zodiac!; Angela; Lockinvar Rides Again!; The Joker Bloker!!!; Gabriel Blew; Ginger and Snap; Bungling Ben; Don't Call Me Punkin'; Panther Hollow High School; Time to Rhyme! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 3

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, Mike Roy, John Belfi, Leonard Starr, George Tuska, Tony DiPreta, Joe Certa and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. Joe Bologna's double-dealing and knack for exaggerating his accomplishments earns him the mob nickname Baloney Bender. Lesley's drinking and gambling ruin his marriage and life and eventually turn him into a criminal. In the early 1900s, rural nurse Bertha Gifford becomes one of the first female serial killers. This issue was mentioned in the text of the classic anti-comics tome Seduction of the Innocent. Emil (the Terrible) Reck; Joe Bologna; Lesley Ketchell; They Muffed Their Murder; Frank Budnik and John Baker; Bertha Gifford Killer of 19 People! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 8 #3
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  • Issue #2
    Crime Detective Comics Volume 1 (1948) 2

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    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, Mike Suchorsky, Al Bare and Rudy Palais. Tales of crime and mobsters, both true and fictional, a prime example of the genre that thrived in the years before the Comics Code. The true story of the Molly Maguires, the 19th-century secret miners' group, encompasses labor struggles, racism and violence. Double-crossing hoods plan a jailbreak to free two members of their gang. Bootlegger Leroy 'The Owl' Barnhouse becomes a top gangster before his inevitable fall. The Old Hand: Raymond Squire; Powder Keg of Pennsylvania: Amazing Molly Maguires; The Quartet of Crime; Indian Stick-Up Man; After Dark; Leroy 'The Owl' Barnhouse; Tally-Ho! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #64
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 64

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by George Tuska, Fred Guardineer, Claude Moore, Bob Fujitani, and Charles Biro. The title that launched the crime comics genre, Crime Does Not Pay was noted for its violent pre-Code content and lurid tales of underworld life. Walter Legenza is the king of the rackets until he encounters the widow who blames him for her husband's murder. Deserters and bandits of the Old West, Quantrill's Raiders gave many outlaws their start, including Frank and Jesse James. Robert James' wives have a habit of dying after he takes out insurance policies on them. Also featuring an article listing 12 rules for the Lev Gleason code, an early attempt to deflect criticism that preceded the Comics Code. Possibly discussed in the text of the anti-comics classic Seduction of the Innocent, p. 306. Walter Legenza: The Gangster; On the Level; This'll Kill Ya!; Robert James; Will Quantrill: General of an Army of Murderers!; Death Stalks in the Night; Who Dunnit? 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #64
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) Canadian Edition 64
    • 2 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.

    Canadian Edition. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by George Tuska, Fred Guardineer, Claude Moore, Bob Fujitani, and Charles Biro. The title that launched the crime comics genre, Crime Does Not Pay was noted for its violent pre-Code content and lurid tales of underworld life. Walter Legenza is the king of the rackets until he encounters the widow who blames him for her husband's murder. Deserters and bandits of the Old West, Quantrill's Raiders gave many outlaws their start, including Frank and Jesse James. Robert James' wives have a habit of dying after he takes out insurance policies on them. Also featuring an article listing 12 rules for the Lev Gleason code, an early attempt to deflect criticism that preceded the Comics Code. Possibly discussed in the text of the anti-comics classic Seduction of the Innocent, p. 306. Walter Legenza: The Gangster; On the Level; This'll Kill Ya!; Robert James; Will Quantrill: General of an Army of Murderers!; Death Stalks in the Night; Who Dunnit? 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1A
    Crime Exposed (1948) 1A

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    The "A" variant has a June 1948 publication date. "When Fear Ruled Chicago," "Dead Man's Return," "The Man They Couldn't Find," "The Sign of the Skull," and "Pay Up or Die," plus a two-page text story, "The Red Head." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Crime Fighters (1948 Marvel) 2
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    "When Terror Came to Town," "He Matched Wits With Murder," "No Room for Yellow Lawmen," "Blue-Coat's Payoff," and a two-page text story, "Hero Worship." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Crime Must Pay The Penalty (1948) 2
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #0347403002
  • Issue #7
    Crime Patrol (1948-1950 EC) 7

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    Cover by Johnny Craig. Stories by Gardner Fox. Art by Sheldon Moldoff and Johnny Craig. Numbering continues from International Crime Patrol (1948) #6. E.C.'s Pre-Trend crime title started as adventure, changed to grisly crime stories and eventually metamorphosed into straight-up horror. A criminal takes the name Trigger Hancock and starts a gang to rival Grimmler's band of international thieves who want to heist Fort Knox, but he's actually setting a trap. A stray kite is the clue that leads the Chessmen to the villainous Ventor, who launches death from above by rocket. Action girl Madelon is the only person who can stop mad Ventor from launching his destructive rocket from his ruined castle. Captain Crime!: The Field-Marshal of Murder!; Van Manhattan: Death By Rocket Bomb!; Chessmen: Slaughter From the Sky!; Madelon: The Rocket In the Ruins! 40 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Crime Smasher (1948 Fawcett) 1

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    36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Crimes by Women (1948) 1
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    Art by Rudy Palais and others. Fox Feature Syndicate creates a pre-Code title guaranteed to provide lurid covers and art, as women both historical and fictional commit murder and other heinous acts. The issue and the series leads off with one of the most famous female outlaws, bank robber Bonnie Parker (and her partner Clyde Barrow); Don and Bud Hoover try to get away with murder; Frankie Yale's bid for underworld power earns him a nickname: the Al Capone of Brooklyn. The art on the cover is not up (or down) to later standards, but the dialogue is priceless. Bonnie Parker: Queen of the Gun Molls; Murder Will Out; The Hoover Brothers: Brother Rats; Frankie Yale: The Brooklyn Butcher. 32 pages, Full Color. In order of appearance: "Bonnie Parker, Queen of the Gun Molls"; "The Hoover Brothers, Brother Rats" retitled and reprinted as "Hideous M-U-R-D-E-R" in Startling Terror Tales (1953-54 2nd Series) #9; and "Frankie Yale, The Brooklyn Butcher". "Murder Will Out, A True Crime Story" text story retitled and reprinted as "Wanton Terror!! A True Crime Story" in Startling Terror Tales (1953-54 2nd Series) #8. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Dagar Desert Hawk (1948) 16
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    • Water damage.

    Art by Edmond Good and Jack Kamen. Cover by Edmond Good. Dagar the Desert Hawk, aka Bart Benson, is a Lawrence of Arabesque hero who lives and fights in the Arabian desert. A villain with a shrinking serum kidnaps women to create a miniature slave army; An escaped convict masquerades as a monkey god in order to steal sacred jewels from a native village; An educational page on traditional Arab clothing. Also featuring a text story with the puzzling title Sarong of Death. The Wretched Antmen!; The Murderous Mutinous Insurgent!; Sarong of Death; Bombay Bombshell!; The Idol With Four Paws!; The Arabian. Issues 17 and 18 were not published. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Desperado (1948 Lev Gleason) 1

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    Cover art by Charles Biro. Joe Slade. Sam Bass, the Cross-Eyed Dead Shot!, pencils by Al Bare; Sam Bass was a cross-eyed dead shot and the deadliest train robber of all times. SamBrown, the Devil's Partner text story. Bill Longley, art by Fred Guardinee; Bill Longley, the outlaw that was hung twice. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 5 #8
    Detective Book Magazine (1930-1952 Fiction House) Pulp Vol. 5 #8

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  • Issue #136
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 136

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    Cover by Dick Sprang. Stories by unknown. Art by Dick Sprang, Howard Sherman, Lee Harris and unknown. At a meeting of the Gotham City Museum Board of Trustees, Bruce Wayne sees a map from 1667 that bears his hand-writing, so he has Professor Nichols send him and Dick back to that era to see if they can solve that age old mystery. Don't miss Batman and Robin in "The Dead Man's Chest!" with art by Dick Sprang. Plus: Slam Bradley in "Truth + Penalty = Crime-Catchers!" with art by Howard Sherman; Air Wave in "The City of Glass!" with art by Lee Harris; and The Boy Commandos in "A Tale of Two Brooklyns!" Also: 1.5-page text story "Too Many Cooks!" by Cliff Rhodes. 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 28 #2
    Detective Mystery Novel Magazine (1947-1949 Standard) Pulp Vol. 28 #2

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  • Vol. 176 #2
    Detective Story Magazine (1915-1949 Street & Smith) Pulp 1st Series Vol. 176 #2

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  • Vol. 39 #3
    Detective Tales (1935-1953 Popular Publications) Pulp 2nd Series Vol. 39 #3

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  • Vol. 6 #5
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  • Issue #1
    Dexter Comics (1948) 1

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  • Issue #6
    Dick Tracy Monthly (1948-1961 Dell/Harvey) 6
    • INCOMPLETE. Piece missing, interrupts art or story. Centerfold detached.

    Stories and art by Chester Gould and Bill Ely. Dell reprints the original comic-strip adventures of legendary tough cop Dick Tracy and his rogues gallery of freakish enemies. This issue reprints strips from May 10 - June 28, 1934. Injured ex-convict Steve the Tramp seeks help from Larceny Lu and mad scientist Doc Hump, and soon wishes he hadn't. The backup feature by Bill Ely stars tough cop Jim O'Brien, a plainclothes detective nicknamed The Iron Man. Dick Tracy; Dick Tracy Reports to You; The Iron Man. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Jun 1948
    Dime Detective Magazine (1931-1953 Popular Publications) Pulp Jun 1948

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  • Vol. 37 #1
    Dime Mystery Magazine (1932-1950 Dime Mystery Book Magazine - Popular) Pulp Vol. 37 #1

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  • Vol. 52 #2
    Dime Western Magazine (1932-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 52 #2

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  • Issue #58
    Don Winslow of the Navy (1943 Fawcett) 58
    • 3" Cumulative spine split. Glue along spine. Staple rust.
    • 1" Spine spit from bottom with splitting to interior wraps.
  • Issue #35
    Dotty (1948) 35
    Published Jun 1948 by Ace Magazines.

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    Numbering continues from Four Teeners (1948) #34. Contains young adult humor stories. In order of appearance: "Dotty" art by Al Hartley; "Sorority Sue" art by Vincent Fago; "Jerry the Jinx" art by Hal Lockwood; "Dotty" art by Al Hartley"; and "Curly" art by Vincent Fago. "Gags and Giggles" joke pages. 52 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 15 #11
    Down Beat Magazine (1934 Maher Publications) Vol. 15 #11

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    Volume 15, Issue 11 - June 2, 1948. Long running music magazine focusing on jazz and blues. 32 pages, B&W Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #10
    Egbert (1946) 10
  • Issue #14
    Egbert (1946) 14
  • Vol. 11 #55
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (1941-Present Davis-Dell) Vol. 11 #55

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  • Vol. 29 #6
    Esquire (1933 Esquire, Inc.) Magazine Vol. 29 #6

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  • Vol. 10 #2
    Exciting Sports (1941-1950 Better Publications) Pulp Vol. 10 #2

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  • Vol. 4 #6
    Eyeful (1943-1955 Eyeful Magazine Inc.) Vol. 4 #6

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  • Issue #1
    Famous Crimes (1948) 1
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    All comic stories except "Alvin Karpis, Old Creepy" are reprinted from either Blue Beetle (1939 Fox/Holyoke) or Phantom Lady Series 1 (1947). In order of appearance: "Alvin Karpis, Old Creepy"; "Inspector Roc's Felony Files, The Bloodless Corpse" art bt Alvin C. Hollingsworth, reprinted from Blue Beetle (1939 Fox/Holyoke) #50; "Clara Peete, The Beautiful Beast" narrated by Phantom Lady, reprinted from Phantom Lady Series 1 (1947) #16; "Sadie Krum, Girl Bandit" reprinted from Blue Beetle (1939 Fox/Holyoke) #52; "Jack 'Legs' Diamond, Scorpion of Crime" narrated by Blue Beetle, art by Paul Parker, reprinted from Blue Beetle (1939 Fox/Holyoke) #53; "Homicide Diary, Case of the Lethal Christmas Package!" reprinted from Blue Beetle (1939 Fox/Holyoke) #53; "Homicide Diary, Case of the Homicidal Hit-Runner of Donelson, Tennessee" reprinted from Blue Beetle (1939 Fox/Holyoke) #55; and "Killers at Large" reprinted from Blue Beetle (1939 Fox/Holyoke) #56. "Murder Will Not Sink" text story. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.