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Comic books October 1948

  • Vol. 33 #1
    Thrilling Wonder Stories (1936-1955 Beacon/Better/Standard) Pulp Vol. 33 #1
    • .5" Spine split from bottom.

    Oct 1948. Cover by Earle K. Bergey. Stories by Leigh Brackett, Arthur J. Burks, William F. Temple, Ray Bradbury, John D. MacDonald, Frank Belknap Long, Joe Gibson, George O. Smith, Benj. Miller, John S. Carroll, Noel Loomis, Donald Laverty, and Brett Sterling. Seven Virgil Finlay illustrations. 7-in. x 10-in.; black and white; 180 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #2
    Tim Holt (1948) 2
    • 1.25" Spine split from top.

    Edited by Raymond C. Krank. Stories and art by Frank Bolle. Sometimes listed as A1 Comics (1944 Life's Romances) #17. Part of A1 Comics, an anthology from Magazine Enterprises with content that varied from month to month. This issue featured Western adventure starring movie cowboy Tim Holt. A native woman is somehow able to predict the deaths of white men with her blanket; Belle Peters takes over her father's ranch after his death, but the foreman wants to scare her into selling it; Masked bandits commit multiple robberies at the same time. Tim Holt's Western Album; The Blanket of the Navajos!; Tim Holt's Roundup; The Masks of Massacre Bend!; Inside the Rodeo; Crime's Pony Express! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
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    First issue of the series (formerly Zoo Funnies). "Raiders of the West: Col. Tim McCoy Foils the Cattle Rustlers," "Injun Talk," Pecos Bill untitled story, and an adaptation of the Red River feature film starring John Wayne and Mongomery Clift (art by Lee Sherman). Sherman front cover; photo back cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #147
    Tip Top Comics (1936) 147
  • Issue #10
    Tom Mix Western (1948 Fawcett) 10

    Tom Mix in "The Vandals," "Murder in Advance," "Masked Treachery," and "Death on the Prowl." Tumbleweed Jr. back-up story, "A Tuneful Tale." "Comix Cards" feature Ozzie and Babs. One-page Tootsie Roll ad, "Captain Tootsie Traps Killer Bear With Invisible Light" by C.C. Beck and Pete Costanza. Painted cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
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    Published 1948 (est.) by Catechetical Guild.

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  • Issue #3
    Topix Vol. 07 (1948) 3

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  • Issue #4
    Topix Vol. 07 (1948) 4

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  • Issue #3
    Treasure Chest Vol. 04 (1948) 3

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  • Vol. 3 #3
    Triple Western (1947-1958 Standard) Pulp Vol. 3 #3

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  • Vol. 23 #137
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  • Issue #73
    True Comics (1941) 73

    Stories and art by Jack Sparling, D'Antoni and Robert Ryan. Biography and history stories in comics form, part of a trend in non-fiction comics in the 1940s. A rare authorized biography of Walt Disney from a non-Disney source; The history of the marathon race from antiquity to the 20th century; FBI Agent Steve Saunders tracks a pair of extortionists. Lou Gehrig; The Case of the Frightened Criminals; What's Your Sky I-Q?; The Cotton-Textile Industry; Supersonics; You're the Detective; My Most Interesting True Experience; The Amazing Story of Walt Disney; Truly Comic!, 26-Mile Dash! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    True Sport Picture Stories Vol. 4 (1947) 9
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #0279173015
  • Issue #4
    Two-Gun Kid (1948) 4
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    Cover by Syd Shores. "Wanted! Dead or Alive! The Two Gun Kid, Killer!", art by Syd Shores and Gene Colan; The Two-Gun Kid is riding into Buckhorn, Wyoming when he sees a disturbing sight: A wanted poster for his arrest over a stagecoach robbery. "Terror Rides the Range!"; Outside of Silver City, mine owner Ted French is gunned down; The shooter is about to steal his personally designed saddle when suddenly he hears someone approaching and flees the murder scene. The approaching horse is Two-Gun Kid, who checks to see if the man is still alive. "African Incident" text story. "Aztec Gold Brings Hot-Lead Justice"; Riding through Mexico near the site of ancient Aztec temples, the Two-Gun Kid is shot at by a young Mexican boy; Two-Gun easily knocks the boy off his horse and is surprised that the boy has a powerful hate on for white men. "Death Deals the High Card"; Tod Haskell, a gambler from Boston, has come to town and begins working the gambling tables; When one of the local cowpokes accuses Tod of cheating at a game of Poker, Tod pulls out a gun and is about to shoot him when Sheriff Blaze Carson enters the saloon and shoots the gun out of Tod's hand. "Lead Branded Maverick" starring Two-Gun Kid. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Venus (1948 Marvel) 2
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #1621589004

    "Way Out West!" Thanks to trickery by Della Mason (publisher Whitney Hammond's jealous secretary), Venus goes to Cactus City. Luckily, the plan backfires and works out in the favor of Beauty Magazine. Also includes: "Venus Stops the Presses!"; "Between Two Worlds"; "Birthday Blues!; and "Murder in Miniature." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Vic Flint (1948-49 St. John) 2
  • Issue #0A
    Vicky (1948 Ace) 0A

    No issue number. Published 1948. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Wacky Duck (1946 Marvel) 2

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    Published by Marvel Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #97
    Walt Disney's Comics and Stories (1940 Dell/Gold Key/Gladstone) 97
    • Staple rust. Residue.
    • Water damage.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Heavy spine splitting (taped along spine).
  • Issue #15
    Wanted Comics (1947) 15

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  • Issue #1
    Western Adventures Comics (1948) 1
    • Spine reinforced with glue.
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    No number. Cover by Max Elkan (?). "Six-Gun Justice," art by Max Elkan; Two outlaws hold Judge Parker's daughter captive to force him to dismiss the case against their rustler boss. "Sam Bass The Two Gun Terror of Texas," art by Ralph Carlson; The story of Sam Bass, train robber and killer, who at last was killed by a Texas ranger. "Injun Gun-Bait," art by Max Elkan; The stage is attacked by white men dressed as Indians, hired to kill Kitty before she registers her father's gold mine. "Double Trouble," art by Rudy Palais; Framed by his enemies and unjustly wanted by the law, and is forced to join up with a band of land rustlers. "Slaughter on the Fourth of July"; Two wanted outlaws kill and rob in Lewison, Montana in 1884. "The Lost Bonanza" text story. "Trouble Takes a Town," art by King Ward; Sally Starr is elected Sheriff in Red Dog. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Western Comics (1948) 5
    Published Oct 1948 by DC.
    • 4" cumulative spine split. Spine of cover glued to first wrap.
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    Cover art by Howard Sherman. Ad for Real Fact Comics No. 16, art by Dan Barry. The Duke of Orofino starring the Wyoming Kid, art by Howard Sherman. Highlights of Ewell BLackwell's career coupled with a Wheaties ad. Sam foils a hi-jacking in an ad for Wildroot Cream-Oil Hair Tonic, art by Lou Fine. The Lair of the Timberwolf starring Nighthawk, art by Charles Paris. A summary of Capt. Manny Gault's career including mention of his involvement with the end of Bonnie and Clyde. Along the Owlhoot Trail starring Rodeo Rick, art by Howard Post. Tootsie Pop ad, pencils by C. C. Beck, inks by Pete Costanza. Ad for Dale Evans Comics #1, art by Lee Green. Highlights of the career of Wyatt Earp. The Pony Express text article. Death in His Holsters starring Cowboy Marshal, art by Ed Smalle Jr. Ad for All-American Comics #101, art by Alex Toth. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Western Fighters Vol. 1 (1948) 4

    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, Dick Wood and Graham Ingels. Outlaws, gunfighters, and tales of the Old West - some true, and others merely legends. The story of the California Gold Rush and how it changed the West. Prospector-turned-stagecoach robber "Rattlesnake Dick" Barter finds stealing gold is easier than panning for it. More showman than cowboy, Buffalo Bill helps spread the idea of the American West to the rest of the world, in a story with early art by future EC legend Graham Ingels. Detective on Horseback; The Iron Octopus; The Gold Rush; Rattlesnake Dick, the Pirate of the Placers; Wagon Trail; Buffalo Bill; Last Kickback, the Funeral Dirge of Long-Haired Jim Courtright. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 11 #6
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  • Vol. 6 #3
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  • Vol. 219 #6
    Western Story Magazine (1919-1949 Street & Smith) Pulp 1st Series Vol. 219 #6

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  • Issue #2
    Western Thrillers (1948 Fox) 2
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    Art by Sam Glanzman and Myron Fass. Gun-blazing Western adventure from Fox Feature Syndicate. The Tumbleweed Kid is mistaken for the killer Curly Jim and beaten and jailed; Mysterious attacks threaten to turn neighboring ranching families against each other; Killers target gold prospectors in the bank where Tumbleweed Kid works in his secret identity. Action-packed cover by an unknown artist. Tumbleweed Kid: A Lesson In Triggernometry; Two Gun Smoke In Pleasant Valley; The Fatal Gems; Tumbleweed Kid: There's Gold in Crazy Mule; Don Wan. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Western True Crime (1948) 16

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    Actually the second issue in the series (says #16 on cover). In order of appearance: "Black Jack, The Man Mountain"; "The Roundup of a Thief!!!"; "Wild Bill Doolin, Killer With a Smile!!"; and "Bill Longley". "I'm Agin Killin" text story reprinted in Colossal Features Magazine (1950) #34(#2). 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #102
    Whiz Comics (1940) 102
    Published Oct 1948 by Fawcett.

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    "Captain Marvel and the Dangerous Dollar," Golden Arrow in "Crook Larnin," "Commando Yank Takes a Vacation," and Ibis the Invincible in "The Legion of the Walking Dead!" Half-page Culture Corner by Basil Wolverton. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Wilbur Comics (1944) 21

    Cover art by Al Fagaly. "Down In The Dumps"; Wilbur needs a boat to rent for the faculty boat ride; He accidentally rents a garbage scow and causes Mr. Dripwaite a lot of trouble when the hard-of-hearing captain takes them for a ride. Archie ad. Super Duck ad. "Pop's Rest Cure," pencils by Bill Vigoda; Wilbur causes a lot of trouble when he goes with his sick father to Uncle Ben's farm. "The Juggernaught" text story by Ray Gill. "Remote Control"; Laurie messes up the house when the phone rings while she is bathing. "Temper! Temper!"; Wilbur tries to teach Mr. Dripwaite how to control his temper. Wilbur's Juke Box Quiz. "Goodness!", script and art by Bill Woggon; Katy Keene tries to lose weight. 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #98
    Wings Comics (1940) 98

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    Cover by Bob Lubbers. Edited by J.F. Byrne and William R. Shelton. Stories and art by Bob Lubbers, Art Saaf, Charles Sultan, George Evans, John Celardo and Maurice Whitman. Aviation-themed adventure, combat and history tales from pioneering comics publisher Fiction House. Reporter Jane Martin seeks a vanished European politician in the snowy mountains; Suicide Smith tries to calm enraged South American natives after dam workers steal an idol; A mysterious bird-spirit seems to drive a shell-shocked veteran to murder. Captain Wings; Jane Martin; The Flying Furies; Air Heroes of World War II; Phantom Falcon; Suicide Smith; Ghost Squadron. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Wonder Comics (1944 Great) 20

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  • Vol. 2 #8
    Zane Grey's Western Magazine (1946-1954 Dell) Pulp Vol. 2 #8

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  • Issue #2
    Zegra, Jungle Empress (1948) 2
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1125873005
    • Cover coming loose at staples.

    Numbering continues from Tegra, Jungle Empress (1948) #1. "The Flying Death!"; Zegra's lands are attacked by men on flying carpets. "The Deserter's Prize!"; Captain Hare comes to Zegra to ask for help to find two escaped Legionnaires. "Grasp at Any Straw" text story. "Phara, Living Goddess"; Phara stops a group of Germans forcing the natives to dig uranium. Untitled Ted Tyler, Ghost Detector story taking place in the western town of Tall Butte. Jungle Oddities page. "In the Jungle 40,000 Years Ago!"; Information about the first men who appeared 40,000 years ago. "Jungle Turnabout" non-fiction page. Indicia states "Zegra". 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.