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Comic books August 1948

  • Vol. 37 #1
    10 Story Western Magazine (1936-1954 Popular) Pulp Vol. 37 #1

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  • Vol. 16 #1
    10-Story Detective Magaizine (1938-1949 Ace Magazines) Pulp Vol. 16 #1

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  • Vol. 1 #3
    2 Daring Love Novels (1948 Zenith Publishing) Pulp Vol. 1 #3

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  • Vol. 21 #2
    44 Western Magazine (1937-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 21 #2

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

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Art Helfant, Nina Albright, and Ray Gill. Sometimes listed as 4Most #29. Adventures of clean-cut teen heroes of the 1940s. Some of Dick Cole's fellow cadets are in a snit over the admission of female students to the charity horse show. Edison Bell and Jerry fight a grass fire set by the corrupt opponent of a new public campground. Lem the Grem uses gremlin magic to intervene in a hillbilly family feud. A Note from the Editors introduces cover artist "Leonard Cole," aka L.B. Cole, later the influential artist and publisher of Star Publications. Dick Cole; Lem the Grem; Boitram the Boiglar; Edison Bell; Hunting Camp Cook; The Cadet. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Abbie an' Slats (1948) 4

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  • Issue #4
    Abbott and Costello (1948 St. John) 4

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  • Issue #137
    Ace Comics (1937) 137

    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 involved in a daring rescue attempt; Historical strip Fighting Americans profiles Civil War General Jeb Stuart. 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. 19 #3
    Ace-High Western Stories (1940-1951 Fictioneers) Vol. 19 #3

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  • Issue #123
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 123
    Published Aug 1948 by DC.
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    • 2 1/2" cumulative spine split. Cover detached at staple. Small corner piece missing from back cover.

    Cover art by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye. 50 Ways to Kill Superman, art by Al Plastino. Volcano Vandals starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. World of Wishes starring Zatara, art by W. F. White. The Stolen Beaver starring Hayfoot Henry, script by Alvin Schwartz, art by Stan Kaye. The Color Wheel of Crime starring Vigilante. 52 Pages, Full Color. 1st time Superman flies rather than leaps. Full-page ad for Dale Evans Comics #1. Cover price $0.10.

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

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  • Issue #131
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 131

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    Cover pencils by Al Wenzel, inks by George Roussos. The Million-Dollar Athlete starring Superboy, pencils by Al Wenzel, inks by George Roussos; Coach Kandinski tries to turn Clark into an athlete. The Undersea Post Office starring Aquaman, script by Otto Binder, art by John Daly. Pirates of Plunder starring Shining Knight, art by Chuck Winter. Targets For Tonight starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. A Crime a Minute starring Johnny Quick, script by Otto Binder, art by Mort Meskin. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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

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    August-September 1948 Canadian Reprint. Cover art by Al Wenzel. "Superboy-Super-Salesman!" starring Superboy, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Al Wenzel, inks by George Roussos; "The Archer of Triumph!" starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. "The Nimble Names Crimes!" starring Johnny Quick, art by Mort Meskin. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 30 #5
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  • Vol. 5 #7
    Airboy Comics (1945-1953 Hillman) Vol. 5 #7

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    Stories and art by Dick Wood, Dan Zolnerowich, 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 #54. No issue # on cover; Vol. 5, issue #7 in indicia. Airboy battles a mob that uses corpses to smuggle drugs around the country. Female criminal Red eliminates everyone who gets in her way, until she encounters The Heap. The strange true story of the man who outwitted the casinos at Monte Carlo, using math. Airboy; The Flying Fool; The Heap; Old Hickory and the Major; The Man Who Broke the Banks At Monte Carlo; The Rangers Take Over; Dinosaur! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #100
    All American Comics (1939) 100

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    1st appearance Johnny Thunder. Cover art by Alex Toth. Johnny Thunder starring Johnny Thunder, script by Robert Kanigher, art by Alex Toth; Schoolmaster Johnny Tane becomes Johnny Thunder to please his sheriff father, while still keeping his promise to his mother that he won't engage in violence. The Man Who Lived in a Book starring Dr. Mid-Nite, art by Rudolph Palais; The Man of Night must solve a series of robberies that occur in the oddly-shaped buildings designed and built by a friend of Dr. McNider. The Smugglers' Signal starring The Black Pirate, pencils by Arthur F. Peddy, inks by Bernard Sachs. Johnny Appleseed text story by John Broome [as John Osgood]. Gotham's Golden Jubilee starring Green Lantern, script by John Broome, art by Irwin Hasen. Mutt and Jeff strips by Al Smith [signed as Bud Fisher]. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #42
    All Star Comics (1940-1978) 42

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    The Justice Society of America battles "The Man Who Hated Science!" The Atom and Hawkman don new costumes. Script by John Broome, pencils by Arthur Peddy, inks by Berhard Sachs. Back-up story, "Johnny Peril's Surprise Story!" Two-page text story, "Descent Into Wonderland." Irwin Hasen cover. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    All Winners Comics (1948) Volume 2 1
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    This is the #1 from 1948 (2nd series) of All Winners, which becomes All Western Winners with # 2. Captain America and Bucky star in "Double Identity!" The Human Torch in "Gay Blade of Terror!" The Sub-Mariner in "Murder at Marlin Mansion!" The Blonde Phantom in "Personal Appearance for Murder!" One-page Tootsie Roll ad, "Captain Tootsie Tames a Tornado" (by C.C. Beck). Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 3 #5
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  • Vol. 22 #8
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 22 #8
    • 3" Spine split from bottom.
    • INCOMPLETE. Piece missing, interrupts art or story. Pierced hole in back cover and last couple of pages.

    August 1948. Cover Robert Gibson Jones. Science fiction stories by S.M. Tenneshaw, Craig Browning, Robert Morrison, and Rog Phillips. Illustrations by Julian S. Krupa and William A. Gray, Robert Gibson Jones, Henry Thiede, and D.C. Kunath. 7" x 10"; black and white; 160 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #27
    America's Best Comics (1942) 27
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • Scuffing to inner well of slab.
    • Label #1488663012
  • Issue #27
    America's Best Comics (1942) Canadian 27

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    1948 Canadian Reprint. Some stories have been reprinted from America's Best Comics (1942) 27. Full color. 36 pages. 7" x 10-1/4". Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 31 #8
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    Volume 31, Issue 8 - August 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 #296
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  • Issue #15
    Animal Antics (1946) 15
    Published Aug 1948 by DC.
    • Staple rust with migration.

    Edited by F. W. Ellsworth (credited) and Bernie Breslauer (actual). Cover art by Otto Feuer. Stories by Otto Feuer, Rube Grossman, Jack Mendelsohn, and Howie Post. Anthropomorphic funny-animal tales filled with Animal Antics, featuring such characters as the Raccoon Kids, Pete the Pup, Custer Cat and Cheesy the Mouse, Sheriff Corky, and Presto Pete. Captain Tootsie candy ad, art by C. C. Beck. Jim Wise- PF Canvas shoes ad, art by Al Plastino. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    Archie (1943) 33
    • Cover detached at one staple and loose at the other. Staple rust/migration.
    • Cover detached.

    Cover art by Al Fagaly. "Signer's Trouble," art by Ray Gill; Archie causes chaos for Uncle Bumble as he tries to sign his medical insurance policy. "Watch the Birdie"; Jughead wants to trade in his father's camera for a custard pie, but Archie decides to takes some pictures of Veronica and Mr. Weatherbee first—until he finds out the camera is broken. Archie Comics Puzzle Page by Herbert "Red" Holmdale. Suzie ad. Introduction of Miss Vodka in "Dance Clown, Dance!!", art by Bill Vigoda; When Archie carries Miss Grundy's bass violin to the auditorium, a series of events begins that leads him to cross-dressing and performing in the school ballet. "Happy Birthday To You" text story with Archie. Introduction of Madame Scalparelli in "All Washed Up!", art by Irving Novick; Betty and Veronica clean some dresses for a dress shop owner at a laundromat. Archie Club page. Introduction of the dog Bonaparte in "Dog Days," art by Bill Vigoda; Archie brings home a stray dog named Bonaparte, and when he's sent to live with Archie's uncle, the Andrews realize how much they miss him and bring him home. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 327 #2
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 327 #2

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  • Vol. 8 #5
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  • Vol. 6 #5
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  • Vol. 41 #6
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 41 #6
    • 1" cumulative spine split.
    • 3/4" Spine split from top.

    August, 1948. Volume 41, Issue 6. Cover by Canedo. 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; black and white; 160 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #3
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 3

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    Cover art by Nick Cardy. Untitled Manhunters - Guardians of the Law story. Untitled Scoop Daily story, art by Joey Cavallo; Scoop is uncovering a full fledged war in the making between the United States and Mexico. Murderer! starring Lucky Coyne; A man is killed for not paying his gambling debts. The White Death, art by Gus Ricca; The mysterious deaths of society women, all by the draining of their bodies of blood, prompts the Veiled Avenger to pose as a wealthy society dame in order to lure the perpetrators out of hiding. Untitled Lucky Coyne story; A murdered lady found in a runaway car. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Barnyard Comics (1944) 19

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    Cover by Carl Wessler. Contains Frank Frazetta comic story art and two Frazetta text story illustrations. Frazetta text story illustrations appear in sixteen nearly-consecutive issues of Barnyard Comics (1944) (#12-15, #17-27, and #29). Frazetta material in this issue is reprinted in Captain George Presents (1970 circa) #38-39. Contains funny animal stories. In order of appearance: "Barney Rooster" and "Hucky Duck" art by Frank Frazetta; "Scatty" story by Hubie Karp, art by Ken Champin; "Stanley" art by Jack Bradbury; "Robin Hood Robin" art by Don R. Christensen; "Barney Rooster"; "Chappy Chipmunk" art by Jack Bradbury; "Samuel Spaniel"; "Kippie:" art by Don R. Christensen; "Ol' Rep" art by Harris Steinbrook; and "Dudley". Illustrated text stories: "Slippy the Seal: This Little Creature Just Couldn't Help Doing Tricks!" by Uncle Pigly; "The Cats With the Beautiful Tails: All the Other Kittens Laughed at Poor Stumpy!" by Betty Cummings, illustration by Frank Frazetta; and "The Cleverest One: Edgar the Elephant Envied Mugsie the Monkey!" by Elizabeth Starr, illustration by Frank Frazetta. 52 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
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  • Issue #524
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    Published 1948 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #525
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    Published 1948 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #526
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    Published 1948 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #527
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    Published 1948 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Vol. 7 #3
    Beauty Parade (1941-1956 Harrison Publications) Vol. 7 #3

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  • Vol. 5 #4
    Best Western (1935-1949 Western Fiction/Interstate) Pulp 1st Series Vol. 5 #4

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  • Issue #109
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  • Vol. 1 #2
    Big Baseball Stories (1948 Interstate Publishing) Pulp Vol. 1 #2

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  • Issue #92
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 92

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  • Issue #20
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 20

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    Cover art by Reed Crandall. Rugoth, God of Greed, art by Reed Crandall; The Blackhawks go to Frangastan where the people have started worshiping a statue named Rugoth; There they meet Fear and she helps them crack the case. Glittar, City of Boredon and Bankrolls. The Storm King is Trapped text story. Mr. Powder; the Blackhawks battle Mr. Powder. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Blue Bolt Vol. 09 (1948) 3
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Stories and art by John Meditz, Bert Green, Jack Hearne, Milt Hammer, Harry Lazarus and Henry Kiefer. Sometimes listed as Blue Bolt #93. Blue Bolt has adventures while flying for Glimpses, a photography magazine. The "A-B-C" Brothers create disaster with their revenge scheme, and only millionaire adventurer Rick Richards can stop them. Sergeant Spook and Jerry get involved in the search for the lost treasure of Captain Kidd. Blue Bolt and Snap battle a vengeful ex-actor who takes over an old-time Mississippi riverboat, leading to Snap being tied to the paddlewheel. Edison Bell tells young readers how to make a pontoon raft. Dick Cole; Two-Ton O'Toole; Easy Cartooning: Lesson 5: More Expressions; Blue Bolt; Isobel's Homer; Kids Is Kids; Bluebolts and Nuts; Sgt. Spook; Rick Richards; Edison Bell; Pontoon Raft. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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

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  • Vol. 10 #6
    Blue Ribbon Western (1937-1950 Columbia) Pulp Vol. 10 #6

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  • Issue #41
    Boy Comics (1942) 41

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by C.H. Moore, Joe Crandall, Steve Cranford, Virginia Hubbell, Norman Maurer, Mike Roy, John Belfi, Stanley Davis, Bob Perry, Irving Watt 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. Crimebuster reveals the story of a punch-drunk ex-boxer, as the series continues its gradual move from superhero action to crime and punishment. A teen finds sports gambling a slippery slope to rigging games and worse crimes. A new feature, "Boy Movies," includes a funny-animal cartoon, an adventure serial and a Western, much like a trip to the movies in 1948. Crimebuster; Good Things Come in Small Packages; Daredevil: Medium-Rare; Boxing Quiz; Sport Shorters; Dark Adventure, Episode 2; Terry the Turtle in "Birthday Wish"; The Blue Circle of Death. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    Boy Commandos (1942-1949 1st Series) 28

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan. The Zoo of the Future!, pencils by Curt Swan; Rip Carter dreams he and two of the boys are transported to the future to help gather animals for an Inter World Zoo. The Unluckiest Guy in the World!; Brooklyn breaks a mirror and the resultant bad luck puts him in line for the electric chair. Peg humor two-pager by Henry Boltinoff. Keeper of the Big Cage!, pencils by Curt Swan; Rip is named temporary prison warden in order to straighten out the mess by the last warden who was murdered. Jerry the Jitterbug humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 37 #2
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  • Issue #20
    Buzzy (1944) 20
    Tags: Archie
    Published Aug 1948 by DC.
    • Centerfold detached.

    52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.