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Comic books July 1948

  • Vol. 36 #4
    10 Story Western Magazine (1936-1954 Popular) Pulp Vol. 36 #4

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  • Vol. 21 #1
    44 Western Magazine (1937-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 21 #1

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  • Issue #3
    Abbott and Costello (1948 St. John) 3
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Moderate color touch with amateur piece fill. Cover detached.
  • Issue #136
    Ace Comics (1937) 136

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    Cover by Joe Musial. Edited by Ruth Plumly Thompson (sometimes credited as Ace). Stories and art by Charles Flanders, Drake Williams, H. H. Knerr, Doc Winner, Chic Young, Joe Musial, Lee Falk, Ray Moore, William Ritt, Clarence Gray, Don Moore and Alex Raymond. Pioneering comics publisher David McKay presents an anthology series featuring reprints of King Features Syndicate comic strips. Includes Alex Raymond's Jungle Jim. The Phantom is arrested for The Crooner's crimes and cannot clear his own name; The Lone Ranger saves a Western town and rides off without even waiting for anyone to thank him. The Phantom; Jungle Jim; Henry; Katzenjammer Kids; Fighting Americans; Blondie; Brick Bradford; The Lone Ranger; Teddy and Sitting Bull; Doc Winner's Daffy Doodles. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 17 #1
    Ace Sports (1936-1949 Periodical House) Pulp Vol. 17 #1
    • 1 1/2" cumulative spine split.
  • Vol. 19 #2
    Ace-High Western Stories (1940-1951 Fictioneers) Vol. 19 #2

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  • Issue #122
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 122
    Published Jul 1948 by DC.

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    Cover art by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye. The Super Sideshow starring Superman, art by Al Plastino. Captain Tootsie ad, art by C. C. Beck. Butterfly Booty starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. Mail Order Magic starring Zatara, art by W. F. White. Curtain Time for the Mystery Crimes starring Vigilante, art by George Roussos. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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

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  • Issue #130
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 130

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    Cover art by Al Wenzel. Superboy -- Super-Salesman, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Al Wenzel. The Sweetheart of the Seven Seas starring Aquaman, art by John Daly. The Archer of Triumph, art by George Papp; Green Arrow visits Arrowtown for a celebration but someone there wants to kill him. The Nimble Names Crimes starring Johnny Quick, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Mort Meskin, inks by George Roussos. One-page Tootsie Roll ad, Captain Tootsie Traps the Circus Culprit by C.C. Beck. 52 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 30 #4
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  • Vol. 5 #6
    Airboy Comics (1945-1953 Hillman) Vol. 5 #6
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Carmine Infantino and Leonard Starr. 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 #53. No issue # on cover; Vol. 5, issue #6 in indicia. Airboy gets involved in the search for a gigantic ruby in the Orient. A murderer obsessed with ugliness snaps his tether when he encounters the uncanny valley of The Heap. Flying Fool and his redheaded female rival, Riot O'Hara, are both hired by a gangster to transport his belongings to his new hideout. Airboy: The Blood Red Ruby of Karton; The Flying Fool; The Heap; The Striped Terror; Leroy Beachboy; Swivel-Gun Leslie; Crazy Corner; Hustler Burns, Soldier of Fortune. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #99
    All American Comics (1939) 99

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    Cover art by Alex Toth. Nest of Terror starring Green Lantern, art by Alex Toth; Alan Scott's fishing trip leads Green Lantern and Streak into a mystery involving $2 million in cash! Tale of the Sea Giant starring The Black Pirate, pencils by Arthur F. Peddy, inks by Bernard Sachs; At the christening of a new ship, "The Defiance," the Black Pirate and son get themselves kidnapped by the ship's captain because he is against England's push to create a whaling fleet. The Laughing Crooks starring Dr. Mid-Nite, pencils by Arthur F. Peddy, inks by Bernard Sachs. Skyjack starring Hop Harrigan, art by Howard Purcell. Mutt and Jeff strips by Al Smith [signed as Bud Fisher]. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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

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  • Issue #12
    All Top Comics (1945 Fox) 12

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    Stories and art by Jack Kamen and others. Cover by Matt Baker. A collection of adventure and superhero comics from Fox Feature Syndicate. The Cat Women of the jungle capture Saber, Rulah's pet panther; Blue Beetle battles the beautiful redheaded jungle queen who leads a city crime ring; The Phantom Lady tracks a killer who is stalking the subway tunnels of the city. Featuring art by legendary good-girl artist Matt Baker. Rulah: Cat Killers!; Jo-Jo: Mistress of the Apes; Blue Beetle: The Headhunter Queen; A Pattern for Murder; Phantom Lady: The Subway Slayer. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 8 #2
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  • Vol. 22 #7
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 22 #7
    • 2 1/2" spine split from bottom.
    • Cover detached. Water damage.

    Ziff-Davis, NY, 1948. Vol. 22, No. 7. Pulp magazine. Edited by Raymond A. Palmer. Cover art by Arnold Kohn for "The Man from Agharti" (short novel) by John & Dorothy de Courcy; rear cover illustration by James B. Settles showing "Space Ship in the Jungle." Includes "Mystery of the Midgets" (novelette) by A. K. Jarvis; "The Death of Asteroid 13" (novelette) by William P. McGivern; "That We May Rise Again" by Charles Recour; "In All Probability" by Irving Gerson; "The Triumph of the Pig" by Berkeley Livingston; "The Supernal Note" by Rog Phillips; "Amoeba 'Roid" by Charles Recour. Features: "The Observatory"; "The New Telescope" by Frances Yerxa; "Rotary Robot" by A. Morris; "Blast Furnace Booster" by Anthony B. Ott; "Vignettes of Famous Scientists" by Alexander Blade; "Go Away, Gravity" by Pete Bogg; "Cold Above the Earth" by R. Dee; "The Club House" by Rog Phillips; "Scientific Mysteries; The Mysterious Easterners" by L. Taylor Hansen; "Trick with Torque" by George Wells; "Mayan Mathematics" by Carter T. Wainwright; 'If We Get a Chance" by Richard S. Shaver; "Emptiness" by Robert Newton; "What Is Mathematics?" by M. Casey. Illustrated by Julian S. Krupa, Rod Ruth, William A. Gray, Raymond Naylor, and Malcolm Smith. 7" x 10"; black and white; 162 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 31 #7
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    Volume 31, Issue 7 - July 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 #295
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  • Issue #2
    Annie Oakley (1948 Atlas) 2
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #2051233002
  • Vol. 327 #1
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 327 #1

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  • Vol. 8 #4
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  • Vol. 41 #5
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 41 #5

    July, 1948. Volume 41, Issue 5. Cover by Chesley Bonestell. 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; black and white; 160 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #7
    Avon Fantasy Reader (1947-1952 Avon Book Co.) 7

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    July, 1948. "The Curse of a Thousand Kisses!" Written by Sax Rohmer. Featuring work by Robert E. Howard, Lord Dunsany, and Fritz Lieber. Softcover, 5-in. x 7 1/2-in., 132pages, Text with B&W illustations. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #1
    Babe (1948) 1

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    Hillbilly blonde Babe, an ace runner and baseball player, is spotted by Mr. Teapot, a scout for a major league team; Mammy shares her lightning juice with Mr. Teapot. Story, art and cover by Boody Rogers. Cover price $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
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  • Issue #47
    Batman (1940) 47
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jul 1948 by DC.
    • 1 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Cover coming loose at one staple, centerfold detached at one staple. Staple rust. Oxidation.
    • 5 1/4" Spine split from bottom.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Cover re-attached with 4 extra staples added after manufacturing, Piece re-attached to back cover with tape.
    • Label #1280131001
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    • Remaindered Copy. Staple added (not manufacturing). 1" spine split from bottom. Tape on interior front cover.

    Cover pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Charles Paris. In this key issue, Batman's origin is explored in detail for the first time in "The Origin of Batman!" in which Batman tracks down the killers of his mother and father. In this same story, the Bat Signal also used for the first time; script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Charles Paris. "Fashions in Crime!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; Catwoman breaks out of jail in a spectacular way and as soon as she is free again, she realizes that she could use the fashion trends as her new crime theme; Posing as the manager of an important fashion magazine, Catwoman is granted access to the houses of many wealthy people and later she steals from them; Batman and Robin intervene. "The Chain Gang Crimes!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; In pursuit of bank robbers, Batman and Robin chase them to a side street where they suddenly disappear. "The Adventures of Popsicle Pete and Bob Feller" ad. "Winged Justice" text story by Ted Rosen, art by Raymond Perry. One-page Daffy & Doodle story by Lit-Win. One-page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #48
    Batman (1948) National Comics Publications of Canada 48
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    • 4" cumulative spine split. Cover detached. Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Canadian Edition with "Published in Canada" beneath title logo. Cover art by Win Mortimer. "The Fowls of Fate!", pencils by Jim Mooney (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; Upset with his recent failures in crime, the Penguin breaks out of prison again and vows to no longer use birds in his crimes. Wheaties ad with Bob Elliott. "The 1,000 Secrets of the Batcave!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Jim Mooney (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; Wolf Brando has escaped from jail and makes his way to Wayne Manor; He finds the ultimate secret, the Batcave, and tries to escape via the Batmobile. Zatara story "The Museum Vandals!", One-page Daffy & Doodle story by Lit-Win. 36 pgs, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #519
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    Published 1948 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #520
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    Published 1948 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #521
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    Published 1948 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #522
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    Published 1948 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #523
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    Published 1948 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #108
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  • Vol. 1 #2
    Big Sports Magazine (1948 Exclusive Detective Stories/Atlas News) Pulp Vol. 1 #2

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    Published by Exclusive Detective Stories, Inc. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #12
    Black Cat Comics (1946 Harvey) 12
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    Edited by Leon Harvey. Cover by Lee Elias. Stories by Lee Elias and Alfred Andriola. Mystery and adventure tales starring such characters as Dotty Dripple, 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.

  • Jul 1948
    Black Mask (1920-1951 Pro-Distributors/Popular) Black Mask Detective Pulp Jul 1948

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  • Issue #3
    Blackstone, the Magician (1948) 3
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    • Cover detached at one staple. 2" cumulative spine split, small lateral spine tears.
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    • INCOMPLETE. Half of one page missing, affects art and story.

    Blackstone stars in "Riddle of the Third Face," "The Isle of Doom," and "Mystery of the Rujah's Ruby!" Blonde Phantom back-up story, "Spotlight on Murder!" Mike Sekowsky art. Bondage cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Blonde Phantom (1946) 18
  • Issue #6
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 6

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    Blondie stories, plus a two-page text story by A.A. Milne. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #57
    Blue Beetle (1939 Fox/Holyoke) 57

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    Cover art by Jack Kamen. The Black Widow; Navy sailors are being murdered, suffocated by a plastic film that Navy was developed in secret, and each marked with a dead black black widow spider. The Lady Firebug; Dan, Mike and Joan know something is up when homeowners start burning their own homes and turning themselves in for arson; Blue Beetle gets into trouble when Lady Medusa hypnotizes him to be her spy on the police force. Partners in Loot; Blue Beetle narrates the crime career and superstitions of the Fleagle Brothers. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Blue Bolt Vol. 09 (1948) 2
    • Paper: White

    Cover by Al McWilliams. Stories and art by Ray Gill, Joe Donohoe, Jack Hearne, Milt Hammer, Art Helfant and Henry Kiefer. Sometimes listed as Blue Bolt #92. Blue Bolt has adventures while flying for Glimpses, a photography magazine. The Fearless Fellers kid gang tries to stop Stinky from starting fires. Sergeant Spook and Jerry help a fledgling archeologist earn his shovel with assistance from Ugg, the ghost of a caveman. Edison Bell tries to save Jerry when he gets stuck inside a log headed for the river. Edison Bell tells young readers how to make a camera case. Dick Cole; Two-Ton O'Toole; Easy Cartooning: Lesson #4; Blue Bolt; Freedom Trained; Fearless Fellers; Bluebolts and Nuts; Sgt. Spook; Rick Richards; Edison Bell; Camera Case. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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

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  • Issue #5
    Brick Bradford (1948) 5

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    First issue of the series. "The Fortress of Evil," "The Duel to the Death," "A Date With Doom," "Assassin of Alamoot," "Lair of the Lion," and "A Feud With Fate." One page Harvey Hector Jr. by Al Hartley. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 37 #1
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  • Issue #81
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  • Issue #67
    Captain America Comics (1941 Golden Age) 67

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    Includes: cover art by Charles Nicholas; Secret Behind the Mirror, Pencils by Syd Shores, Inks by Vince Alascia; Design For Death starring Human Torch, art by Bob Oksner; Catch A Killer text story; and The Singer Who Wanted To Fight, Pencils by Shores, Inks by Alascia. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Captain Easy (1947 Better Publications) 13
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    • 1/2" spine split from top. Staple rust with migration. Small strip of tape on inside back cover.

    Comic strip reprints. Alex Schomburg cover (as "Xela"). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #86
    Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 86
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    • Centerfold detached at one staple. Staple rust/migration.
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    Cover by C.C. Beck. Stories by Bill Woolfolk, Otto Binder and unknown. Art by C.C. Beck, Pete Costanza, Al Liederman and unknown. Captain Marvel (Billy Batson) stars in: "Mr. Tawny's Problem" with story by Otto Binder and pencils by C.C. Beck; "Captain Marvel Unites a Split Personality" by Otto Binder, C.C. Beck and Pete Costanza; "The Rumor That Wouldn't Stop" by Bill Woolfolk and C.C. Beck; and "The Men of Destiny" with story by Bill Woolfolk. Plus: Captain Kid in "Three Shots for a Dime" with art by Al Liederman. And: Jon Jarl in the 2-page text story "The Great Rhean War" by Otto Binder (as Eando Binder). 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #63
    Captain Marvel Jr. (1942) 63

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  • Issue #65
    Captain Midnight (1942-1948) 65

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