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Comic books August 1948

  • Issue #20
    Calling All Kids (1946) 20

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    Stories and art by Gladys Martin 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 visit a fishing village; Twinkle tries to create a salt-water pond for a crab pal; A clever rabbit pits a whale against an elephant. Guess My Name; Twinkle, The Star That Came Down From Heaven; Marco Polar Bear; Bobo; The Scarecrow's Joke; Riddles; Paddy Penguin; What's Wrong?; Blow Hot, Blow Cold; Drag-Along Finds His Sister; The Tug-of-War; Marco's Puzzle Page. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #87
    Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 87
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    Cover by C.C. Beck. Stories by Bill Woolfolk, Otto Binder and Al Liederman. Art by Pete Costanza and Al Liederman. Captain Marvel (Billy Batson) stars in: "The Electron Thief" by Otto Binder and Pete Costanza; "The Stolen City" by Bill Woolfolk and Pete Costanza; "Silence Reigns" by Otto Binder and Pete Costanza; and "The Wonderful Iron Horse" by Bill Woolfolk and Pete Costanza. Plus: Captain Kid in "Too Many Robin Hoods" by Al Liederman. Also: Jon Jarl in the 2-page text story "The Tiny Terror" by Otto Binder (as Eando Binder). And: 1-page Tootsie Toll ad "Captain Tootsie Traps the Circus Culprit" with art by C.C. Beck. 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #64
    Captain Marvel Jr. (1942) 64

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  • Issue #66
    Captain Midnight (1942-1948) 66

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  • Vol. 3 #4
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  • Issue #30
    Cindy Comics (1947) 30
    Published Aug 1948 by Timely.
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    • Cover detached, heavy cover oxidation, 1" spine split from bottom, chew.
  • Issue #HRN54
    Classics Illustrated 005 Moby Dick (1942) Canadian Edition HRN54

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    Canadian Edition HRN54. August 15, 1948. Moby Dick, Line Drawing Cover. (W) Herman Melville (A) Louis Zansky

  • Issue #1A
    Classics Illustrated 050 Adventures of Tom Sawyer 1A
    • Staple rust with migration.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple and loose at the other, 1-1/2" cumulative spine split.
    • 1 1/2" cumulative spine split. 1 3/4" tear on back. Cover is detached and anchored with tape.
    • 3 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached.

    Adventures of Tom Sawyer, 1st Printing, Line Drawing Cover. Cited in "Seduction of the Innocent". (HRN 51, 8/48). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Classics Illustrated 050 Adventures of Tom Sawyer 10

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    Adventures of Tom Sawyer, 10th Printing, Painted Cover. Cited in "Seduction of the Innocent". (HRN 167, 8/48 date). Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #2
    Club "16" (1948) 2
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Davis Crippen ("D" Copy). From the Collection of Jon Berk. Includes certificate of authenticity from Heritage Auctions.
    • Label #1485450016

    Cover by Jimmy Thompson. Stories and art by Mickey Klar Marks, Phil Berube, Dave Tendlar and Jerry Fasano. Teen comedy in the Archie tradition from Famous Funnies. Angela and her pals start their own club to show up the sorority gals. Identical twins Ginger and Snap trade roles in Romeo and Juliet to win a bet. Female news photographer Clickety wants more respect from her boss. Heavens to Betsy; Angela; Dreamboy; Beautiful Is The Word For Wendy!; Patsy; Ginger and Snap; Bungling Ben; Three Raps Of The Gavel; Jug the Hillbilly Hot-Shot. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 8 #1
    Complete Cowboy Novel Magazine (1939-1950 Blue Ribbon Magazines) Pulp Vol. 8 #1

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  • Issue #1
    Complete Mystery (1948) 1

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    Aug 1948. Gene Colan's first full feature story in "7 Dead Men!" (W) Stan Lee (A) Gene Colan, "The Stuffed Rubber" text story, and Tommy Tyme in "The Hanging of Little John!". Full color, 32 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Complete Mystery Comics (1948) Canadian 1

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    September 1949. Canadian reprint of Complete Mystery #1 by Marvel Comics. Feature story "7 Dead Men!" (W) Stan Lee (A) Gene Colan, "The Stuffed Rubber" text story, and Tommy Tyme in "The Hanging of Little John!". Full color, 32 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 4 #6
    Conjurors' Magazine (1945-1949 Conjurors' Press) Vol. 4 #6

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    Volume 4, Issue 6 - August, 1948. Magic Periodical put out by Walter B. Gibson with help from Harry Houdini's brother, Hardeen that showcases the talent of magicians as well as teaching tricks to readers. 8.5" x 11", 48 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #5
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 5
    • 3" spine split from bottom of comic.

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, C.H. Moore, Fred Guardineer, Charles Nicholas, John Belfi 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. Florist Dion O'Banion lives and dies in the fashion of a Chicago gangster. 1800s murderer William Palmer poisoned friends and family for profit, becoming one of Victorian England's most notorious murderers. In the Old West, Hutch Ryerson has a habit of murdering his wives, but is undone when one of the corpses turns up in a box at an auction. Gimpy O'Banion the Mobster; On the Level; William Palmer; This'll Kill Ya!; Beano Breen the South Side Strong Boy; Hollywood Death Trap; Laugh These Off!; Hutch Ryerson and the Body in the Box. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Crime Detective Comics Volume 1 (1948) 3

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    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Emil Gershwin, Mort Lawrence, Jules Steiner, Jack Keller and Bernie Krigstein. Tales of crime and mobsters, both true and fictional, a prime example of the genre that thrived in the years before the Comics Code. A French detective uses new tools to solve crimes, inventing the science of criminology. The true story of violent criminal Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll is told, with early art by EC legend Bernie Krigstein. Charles Ponzi is a early con artist who specializes in the infamous swindle known as a Ponzi scheme. The True Story of Egan's Rats; The First Detective: Francois Eugene Vidocq; Gun-Whipper: Vincent Coll; The Day it Snowed Money in Boston: Charles Ponzi; The Shoplifters; Strong Man; The Rosebud Sisters; Out of Season; A New Face for Leon. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #66
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 66

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by George Tuska, Fred Guardineer, Claude Moore, 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. Sicilian siblings the Genna Brothers rule Chicago's Little Italy, until they come up against Capone's Chicago Outfit. The history of the Brady Gang that terrorized Maine, and their bloody finish. An insane killer becomes known as the Nebraska Fiend and kills more than a dozen people in the 1870s. The Savage Genna Brothers: Bootleggers; On the Level; The Ferocious Brady Gang; Don't Die Laughing; Dick Richards, A Two-Legged Rat If There Ever Was One!; Crazy Dan Zarella and His Stupid Stooge, Vincent Furo; Who Dunnit? 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #66
    Crime Does Not Pay (Canadian Edition) 66

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    Canadian Edition. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by George Tuska, Fred Guardineer, Claude Moore, 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. Sicilian siblings the Genna Brothers rule Chicago's Little Italy, until they come up against Capone's Chicago Outfit. The history of the Brady Gang that terrorized Maine, and their bloody finish. An insane killer becomes known as the Nebraska Fiend and kills more than a dozen people in the 1870s. The Savage Genna Brothers: Bootleggers; On the Level; The Ferocious Brady Gang; Don't Die Laughing; Dick Richards, A Two-Legged Rat If There Ever Was One!; Crazy Dan Zarella and His Stupid Stooge, Vincent Furo; Who Dunnit? 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Crime Fighters (1948 Marvel) 3
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    "The Nine Men Who Were Doomed," "The Man Who Tried to Cheat Death," "Can You Spare a Murder," "The Oldest Crime in the World," and "Murder Out of Mind!" Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Crime Must Pay The Penalty (1948) 3

    A text summary of "Frisco Mary" appears in the 1955 US Senate Interim Report "Comic Books and Juvenile Delinquency". In order of appearance: "Johnny Lanza, King of Kansas City" reprinted in Crime Must Pay The Penalty (1948) #36; "Frisco Mary" art by Warren Kremer, reprinted in Crime Must Pay The Penalty (1948) #37; "Charley Peace, Britain's Worst Criminal of the 18th Century" art by Sid Greene, reprinted in Crime Must Pay The Penalty (1948) #36; "Comicrimes: Avenging Devil!"; "Solution: The Case of 'The Avenging Devil!'"; and "Get August Doaks!" and "The Scourge of the South" reprinted in Crime Must Pay The Penalty (1948) #38. "Murder for Profit, A True Crime Story" text story reprinted in Crime Must Pay The Penalty (1948) #38. 52 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Crime Reporter (1948) 1

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    Drug Club story. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Crimes by Women (1948) 2

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    Art by A.C. Hollingsworth 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 terrifying Belle Gunness becomes one of the first American serial killers, and not even her children are safe; French midget Andre Chateau has a big yen for murder; Jean Torson and her husband kill and rob their way across the Midwest. Belle Gunness, the Monster of Laporte; Anna Slayne, Flower of Evil; The Midget Murderer; Murder Out of Season; Jean Torson, Satans Daughter. 32 pages, Full Color. In order of appearance: "Belle Guness, The Monster of Laporte" reprinted in Vixens, Vamps and Vipers SC (2014 EA Press) Lost Villainesses of Golden Age Comics #1-1ST; "Anna Slayne, Flower of Evil" reprinted in Public Enemies (1989 Malibu) #2; "The Midget Murderer" art by Alvin C. Hollingsworth; and "Jean Torson, Satan's Daughter" reprinted in Public Enemies (1989 Malibu) #2. "Murder out of Season" text story. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Crown Comics (1944) 14

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    Cover art by Frank Bolle. The Case of the Unused Evidence, script and art by Frank Bolle; Mr. Comet is killed in a fixed car accident by his partner. Untitled Minnie Soo and Little Haha story, script and art by Ralph Heimdahl; Minnie is captured by a party of Wakota braves. Untitled Voodah story, script by Ken Fitch, art by Anthony Cataldo; Zanzi and her brother are ambushed by a brutal trio; T'Wonda is killed and Zanzi taken along to act as a sun goddess in a sceme to take over a mine. Untitled Buck Farrel story, script by Ken Fitch, art by Anthony Cataldo. Untitled Bart Stewart story, script and art by Frank Bolle. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Dagar Desert Hawk (1948) 19

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    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. Dagar encounters tomb robbers; An educational comic about the roles of women in cultures around the world; A murderous escaped convict targets a trade caravan, and jungle warrior Tangi is alerted by the hanging bodies of his victims. Mentioned in Seduction of the Innocent. Pyramid of Death!; Prismatic Death Ray!; The Fatal Fist of Bwana Bill; The Plot!; Topical Topics; Hangman! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 5 #9
    Detective Book Magazine (1930-1952 Fiction House) Pulp Vol. 5 #9

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  • Issue #138
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 138
    • Moisture damage. Staple rust.
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    • Paper: White
    • Label #2056859016

    Cover by Win Mortimer. Stories by Otto Binder and unknown. Art by Jimmy Thompson, Dick Sprang, Howard Sherman, Curt Swan and Steve Brodie. The Joker follows up an article in the newspaper about a scientist discovering a lost elixir of invisibility and becomes a real terror to Batman until the crime fighter takes some of the elixir himself. Don't miss Batman and Robin in "The Invisible Crimes!" with art by Dick Sprang. Plus: The origin of Robotman is retold in "The Inside Story of Robotman!" by Otto Binder and Jimmy Thompson (see Star Spangled Comics (1941) #7 for 1st appearance); Slam Bradley in "Shorty Meets the Champ!" with art by Howard Sherman; and The Boy Commandos in "The Mystery of the Mary Celeste II!" with art by Curt Swan and Steve Brodie. Also: Shorty 1-pager by Henry Boltinoff; 2-page text piece "Secret Codes Can Be Fun!" by Henry Lysing; and Daffy & Doodle half-pager by Lit-Win. 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 40 #1
    Detective Tales (1935-1953 Popular Publications) Pulp 2nd Series Vol. 40 #1

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  • Issue #8
    Dick Tracy Monthly (1948-1961) 8

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    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 Feb. 7 - March 5, 1935. Boris Arson has a knack for escape, and leads Tracy and Pat Patton on a merry chase with the help of cronies like Cutie Diamond and his own sister, Zora Arson. 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. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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

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  • Vol. 37 #2
    Dime Mystery Magazine (1932-1950 Dime Mystery Book Magazine - Popular) Pulp Vol. 37 #2

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  • Vol. 52 #4
    Dime Western Magazine (1932-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 52 #4

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    Aug 1948. Two novels; "Cold Deck Gun-Angel" by Walt Coburn and "Dead Man's Wagon Boss" by Thomas Thompson; two novelettes "The Long Rifle" by Wilbur S. Peacock and "Brothers of the Bugle" by Kenneth Fowler, and three short stories; "Hoofbeats Over Hell" by George C. Appell, "Panama Passage" by Tom W. Blackburn, "Set Your Hat and Grab Your Gun!" by Bob Obets, and "Frontiersman Who Made History" by Cedric W. Windas. 7-in. x 9 1/2-in.; black and white text with spot illos.; 98 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #60
    Don Winslow of the Navy (1943 Fawcett) 60

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    Don Winslow faces Singapore Sal in "Death For Sale." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    Dotty (1948) 36
    Published Aug 1948 by Ace Magazines.

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    Contains young adult humor stories. In order of appearance: "Dotty, On the Spot" and "Dotty, Knocked for a Loop!" art by Al Hartley; "Jest a Joke" art by Vincent Fago; "Sorority Sue"; "Designs by Dotty"; "Jerry the Jinx, Country Capers" art by Hal Lockwood; and "Dotty, Dancing Feat" art by Al Hartley". "Gags and Giggles" joke pages. 52 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Ella Cinders (1948) 3

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  • Vol. 12 #57
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  • Vol. 30 #2
    Esquire (1933 Esquire, Inc.) Magazine Vol. 30 #2

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  • Vol. 10 #3
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  • Vol. 5 #1
    Eyeful (1943-1955 Eyeful Magazine Inc.) Vol. 5 #1

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  • Issue #2
    Famous Crimes (1948) 2

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    Lingerie cover. A violent panel on page seven of "The Amazing Dr. Holmes..." shows a terrified woman dissolving in a vat of acid after a man throws her into it. In order of appearance: "Blacky Banton, Incendiary Killer, Shoot to Kill" art by Louis Ravielli, reprinted in Shocking Mystery Cases (1952) #55; "Frame Up" reprinted in Startling Terror Tales (1953-54 2nd Series) #4; "The Amazing Dr. Holmes, Murdering Lothario of Illinois" reprinted in Shocking Mystery Cases (1952) #50; "Killers at Large, Ann and Tom Duncan" retitled and reprinted as "The Weird Mr. and Mrs. Murder" in Blue Bolt (1949) #116; and "Joe Corregio, The Elusive Killer" retitled and reprinted as "Death's Calling Card" in Shock Detective Cases (1952) #20 and Startling Terror Tales (1953-54 2nd Series) #11. "Stir Scared Killer, A True Crime Story" text story reprinted in Inside Crime (1950) #3, retitled and reprinted as "Wanted for Murder, A True Crime Story" in All Famous Police Cases (1952-54) #7, and reprinted again with original title in Startling Terror Tales (1953-54 2nd Series) #4. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Aug 1948
    Famous Fantastic Mysteries (1939-1953 Frank A. Munsey/Popular/Altus) Pulp Aug 1948

    Aug 1948. Cover by Lawrence. "The Purple Sapphire" by John Taine and "The Night Before the End of the World" by Murray Leinster. Interior illustrations by Virgil Finlay and Leydanfrost. 7-in. x 9 1/2-in.; black and white; 128 newsprint pages. Published by Popular Publications Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #169
    Famous Funnies (1934) 169
    • 5" cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.
    • 3" spine tear from top. Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover by Stephen Douglas. Stories and art by Stephen Douglas, Allen Saunders, Elmer Woggon, Clifford McBride, Philip Francis Nowlan, Rick Yager (credited as Dick Calkins), Claude Dunnagan, Rodlow Willard, Mabel Burwick (credited as Odin), Martha B. Links, and Ralph Briggs Fuller. The long-running series that introduced "comic books" to the world, featuring reprints of comic strips. Jo's disappearance puts Scorchy Smith on the trail of the crimelord called The Dragon. Oaky Doaks must reclaim a lost treasure for King Arthur. The first professional work by future EC legend Al Williamson appears in a house ad. Steve Roper and Wahoo; Napoleon; Buck Rogers; Scorchy Smith; Hi-Jack Junction; Dickie Dare; Bobby Sox; Oaky Doaks. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 9 #4
    Famous Western (1937-1960 Columbia Publications) Pulp Vol. 9 #4

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  • Aug 1948
    Fantastic Adventures (1939-1953 Ziff-Davis Publishing) Pulp Aug 1948
    • Trimmed
    • TRIMMED.
    • Water damage.
    • 3/4" Spine split from bottom.
    • 1 3/4" Cumulative spine split.
    • 2" spine split from top.

    Volume 10, Issue 8 - August 1948. Cover by Walter Haskell Hinton. Science Fiction and Adventures stories. This issue features "The Man From Yesterday" by Lee Francis. Softcover Pulp, 7-in x 10-in, 164 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #59
    Fawcett's Funny Animals (1943) 59

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  • Issue #125
    Feature Comics (1939) 125

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    Cover art by Reed Crandall. "The Aerial Hearse" starring Doll Maker, script by Bill Woolfolk, art by Dan Barry; The Undertaker demands payment for funeral expenses by people who are still alive, but not for long. "The Maestro of Murder," script and art by William Woolfolk; Swing Sisson vs. The Maestro. Untitled story starring Pedro Puffo and Roscoe. "Self-Cleaning Rug" starring Blimpy, script and art by Al Stahl. "Patty and the Sultan," script and art by Paul Gustavso; Rusty Ryan vs. Padishah. "Garbled Nursery Rhymes" starring Perky, script and art by Gill Fox. "The Tramp Thief" starring Officer Shenanigan, script and art by Bart Tumey. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 2 #3
    Fifteen Sports Stories (1948-1952 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 2 #3

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  • Issue #57
    Fight Comics (1940) 57

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    Cover by Joe Doolin and others. Edited by Joseph V. Daffron and Jerry Iger. Stories and art by Jack Kamen, Robert Webb, John Forte, and Matt Baker. A combat-themed anthology from Fiction House that featured early work from many future comics legends (often uncredited) in the Eisner-Iger Shop. Corrupt white men try to impersonate tribal gods until Tiger Girl intervenes; Hooks Devlin investigates a rash of forest fires; Senorita Rio becomes involved in the search for a shrunken head that conceals a secret. Another action-packed Tiger Girl cover. Tiger Girl; Risks, Unlimited starring Rip Carson; Kayo Kirby; Men of Adventure: Kit Carson; Hooks Devlin; Senorita Rio; Captain Fight. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #98
    Flash Comics (1940 DC) 98
    Published Aug 1948 by DC.

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    Flash stars in "Mystery of the Million Dollars," written by John Broome, pencils by Lee Elias, inks by Moe Wortham. Also includes: Ghost Patrol in "Marked for Danger" with pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Robert Oksner; Black Canary in "The Byzantine Black" written by Kanigher, pencils by Infantino, inks by Joe Giella; Atom in "Terror Rides the Rails" written by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Infantino, inks by Frank Giacoia; and Hawkman in "Crime in Costume" by John Broome and Joe Kubert. 48 pgs. Cover art by Joe Kubert. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #4
    Flirt (1947-1955 Flirt Magazine) Vol. 1 #4

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  • Issue #194
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 194
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • 1-1/2" spine split from bottom of comic.
    • Cover detached.
    • Cover detached. Staple rust and migration.
    • 1" Spine split.

    Indicia title is Walt Disney MICKEY MOUSE IN THE WORLD UNDER THE SEA, No. 194. Cover art by Harvey Eisenberg. Mickey Mouse and the World Under the Sea, script and art by Bill Wright; Goofy invents a tank that will go underwater and fly; On a test run they find a huge air-filled undersea cavern with fields and a city; Their tank is stolen by Count Drakova, who somehow manages to render it invisible; Mickey and Goofy recover the tank and go to the city where they find that Count Drakova is threatening to make a man disappear if the King does not deliver a chest of gold to him. Pluto's Problem, art by Harvey Eisenberg; Pluto gets an inferiority complex after seeing the large and vicious animals in the zoo. Red and White House back cover strip, art by Bill Wright; Mickey and Goofy are told to paint a house red and white. Mickey paints his side white with red shutters, while Goofy paints his side red with white shutters. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.