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Comic books February 1949

  • Issue #11
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 11

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, Al Borth, C.H. Moore, Fred Guardineer 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. The Hunger Brothers start as stick-up men on the Cherokee Strip, and soon become the objects of a Midwestern manhunt. Zoot suit-wearing, bow-tied, tommygun-carrying Keno Rawson is a bank robber and a killer, but at least he looks sharp. A cop goes undercover in prison to learn that the Nash and Waters gang have buried their loot in a local cemetery. Also featuring a vintage ad for the Buck Rogers Sonic Ray gun. Mac Hunger and His Brother, Gil; On the Level; Keno Rawson; This'll Kill Ya!; Dwight Nash and Max Waters; Our Police Hall of Fame; Laugh These Off!; Who Is This Man? 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Crime Detective Comics Volume 1 (1948) 6
    • 2" spine split from bottom.

    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Ernie Schroeder, Al McWilliams, Paul Parker, Pete Morisi, John Giunta, Jack Keller, Jules Steiner and Leonard Starr. 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 determined cop launches a one-man war on crime in 1888 Chicago. Jewel thief Buda Godman becomes notorious for blackmailing wealthy men by staging fake arrests. Identical criminals force police to try a new method of identification - fingerprinting - in 1903 Sing Sing. Whimsical gorilla cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Little Mountain of Muscle; French Fried Ice; Buda Godman: Queen of Gem Thieves; Sold!; Big Operator; The Girl Who Sold Lace; Like Peas in a Pod; A Death in the Family. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #72
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 72
    • 1-1/4" spine split from base of comic through cover and first half of book.

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by George Tuska, Fred Guardineer, Claude Moore, Tony DiPreta 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. Mr. Crime narrates the tale of Crag Denby, who wants to use his talents for crime to strong-arm his way to Hollywood stardom. A superstitious hood is undone by the "unlucky" card the four of hearts, just as he had feared. A story that dares the reader to figure out the killer of an heiress in her penthouse. Crag Denby the Movie-Struck Egomaniac; Andy Yole; Superstitious Bill Clements; This'll Kill Ya!; Our Police Hall of Fame; On The Level; Who Dunnit. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Crime Must Pay The Penalty (1948) 6
  • Issue #22
    Dagar Desert Hawk (1948) 22
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    • 2 1/2" Cumulative spine split.

    Art by Edmond Good and A. C. Hollingsworth. 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. Educational comics focus on exotic animals including gorillas, giraffes, kangaroos, ostriches, camels, cobras, lions, crocodiles, leopards, and elephants; A government agent seeks Safari Cary's help to stop a diamond smuggling ring; Jungle warrior Tangi offers inspiration to a blocked writer. The Forgotten Allah!; The Perfidious Portrait!; Tropical Topics; Jungle Curiosities; Meet the Seminoles; A Dame, Diamonds and Dynamite!; Felony Files; A Purple Parakeet! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Desperado (1948 Lev Gleason) 8

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    Cover art by Charles Biro. Cesar Leporello and the Phony Diamond of the Rio Grande!, art by Bob Fujitani [as B. Fuje]; Leporello would keep the eighteen karat diamond if it costs the life of every human in the Southwest. The Black Diamond Is Coming ad announcing new feature and title change. Fools' Gold, art by Fred Guardineer; The tragic tale of three cowardly fools whose greedy emotions led them to misery and death. How One Man's Bravery Helped Change the History of the Old West; Texas Rangers--the very name of that organization spelled doom to the criminal. Sheriff Jim Waters text story, art by Fred Guardineer. Blind Man's Bluff, art by Tony DiPreta. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #144
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 144

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    Cover by Dick Sprang and Charles Paris. Stories by Otto Binder and unknown. Art by Jimmy Thompson, Dick Sprang, Charles Paris, Howard Sherman, Carmine Infantino and unknown. Big Jack Bancroft kidnaps Kay Kyser and his saxophonist (whom he resembles) in order to get on Kyser's radio show, "The College of Musical Knowledge" in order to hide from the police. Kyser has to find a way to tip off Batman to this and invite him to his program in order to round up the crook. Don't miss Batman and Robin in "Kay Kyser's Mystery Broadcast!" with art by Dick Sprang and Charles Paris. Plus: Robotman in "The Human Armored Car!" by Otto Binder and Jimmy Thompson; Slam Bradley in "The Seven Sinister Midgets!" with art by Howard Sherman; and The Boy Commandos in "The Case of the Black Cat Crimes!" with pencils by Carmine Infantino. Also: Jerry the Jitterbug half-pager by Henry Boltinoff; Shorty 2-pager by Boltinoff; Daffy & Doodle 1-pager by Lit-Win; and 2-page text piece "The Printed Word." 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 22 #2
    Detective Novels Magazine (1938-1949 Better Publications) Pulp Vol. 22 #2

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  • Vol. 41 #3
    Detective Tales (1935-1953 Popular Publications) Pulp 2nd Series Vol. 41 #3

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  • Issue #14
    Dick Tracy Monthly (1948-1961) 14

    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 Sept. 26 - Oct. 27, 1935. Tracy temporarily becomes Chief of Police in small-town Homeville to reduce crime. But his arrival coincides with that of gangsters Cut and Muscle Famon, and their equally deadly mother, Maw Famon. 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.

  • Vol. 59 #2
    Dime Detective Magazine (1931-1953 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 59 #2

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  • Vol. 38 #1
    Dime Mystery Magazine (1932-1950 Dime Mystery Book Magazine - Popular) Pulp Vol. 38 #1
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  • Vol. 54 #2
    Dime Western Magazine (1932-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 54 #2

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  • Issue #4
    Dotty Dripple (1946) 4

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  • Vol. 13 #63
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (1941-Present Davis-Dell) Vol. 13 #63

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  • Vol. 31 #2
    Esquire (1933 Esquire, Inc.) Magazine Vol. 31 #2

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  • Vol. 11 #3
    Exciting Sports (1941-1950 Better Publications) Pulp Vol. 11 #3

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  • Vol. 5 #4
    Eyeful (1943-1955 Eyeful Magazine Inc.) Vol. 5 #4

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  • Issue #4902
    Family Circle Magazine 4902

    Family Circle Magazine, February, 1949 issue, featuring an article on comic books and how they affect children. This article appeared five years before Seduction of the Innocent and unlike the Wertham book, it is pro-comic book reading. The article was written by Dr. Harvey Zorbaugh, professor of education and director of the Clinic for the Social Adjustment of the Gifted, New York University, and by Mildred Gilman, author and mother. The article discusses Dr. Fredrick J. Wertham's views and includes photos of children reading Rusty Comics, Superman, Iron Vic and Cookie. Cover price $0.05.

  • Issue #6
    Famous Crimes (1948) 6

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    In order of appearance: "Billy Hille" art by Gerald Altman; "Joe Catalino, Crime Is a Trap" art by Myron Fass, retitled and reprinted as "Bloody Hands of Vengeance" in Shocking Mystery Cases (1952) #51; "Marty Durkin, Killer at Large!" reprinted in March of Crime (1950 Fox) #7; "Next Door Nemesis, The Man Who Vanished" art by George Peltz, reprinted in Hunted (1950) #2 and All Famous Police Cases (1952-54) #14; "Racketeers' Revenge, The Racket King" reprinted in Crimes by Women (1948) #14 and retitled and reprinted as "Killers' Revenge, The Racket King" in All Famous Police Cases (1952-54) #12; and "The Crime That Wrought It's Own Punishment!!!" reprinted in All Famous Police Cases (1952-54) #12. "Corpus Delicti, Without Teeth!" text story retitled and reprinted as "Corpse, Without Teeth!" in Shocking Mystery Cases (1952) #51. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 10 #3
    Famous Fantastic Mysteries (1939-1953 Frank A. Munsey/Popular/Altus) Pulp Vol. 10 #3

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    Published by Popular Publications Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #175
    Famous Funnies (1934) 175

    Contains comic strip reprints and a text story. In order of appearance: "Buck Rogers" by Philip Francis Nowlan and Rick Yager (as Dick Calkins); "Steve Roper and Wahoo" by Allen Saunders and Elmer Woggon; "Napoleon" by Clifford McBride; "Dickie Dare" by Mabel Burwick (as Odin); "Bobby Sox" by Martha B. Links; "Scorchy Smith" by Rodlow Willard; "Oaky Doaks" by Ralph Briggs Fuller. "Swimming Through" text story by Frank Hammond. 52 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 10 #1
    Famous Western (1937-1960 Columbia Publications) Pulp Vol. 10 #1

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    L. Ron Hubbard Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 11 #2
    Fantastic Adventures (1939-1953 Ziff-Davis Publishing) Pulp Vol. 11 #2

    Volume 11, Issue 2 - February 1949. Cover by Arnold Kohn. Science Fiction and Adventures stories. This issue features "The Magician of Misty Cave" by S. M. Tenneshaw. Softcover Pulp, 7-in x 10-in, 156 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #63
    Fawcett's Funny Animals (1943) 63
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
  • Vol. 1 #1
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  • Vol. 1 #1
    FBI Detective Stories (1949-1951 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 1 #1

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  • Issue #131
    Feature Comics (1939) 131
    • INCOMPLETE. 3 wraps missing at centerfold. Interrupts art and story.
  • Vol. 1 #1
    Fifteen Love Stories (1949-1955 Fictioneers) Pulp Vol. 1 #1

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  • Issue #60
    Fight Comics (1940) 60

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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. A Tiger Girl tale features a mandrill attack, giant tarantulas, and a search for temple jewels; A rogue privateer takes the queen herself captive, and only Captain Fight can save her; Senorita Rio's investigation of uranium thieves reveals that she has a full lab with radiation shielding inside her home. Iconic Tiger Girl cover. Tiger Girl; Risks, Unlimited starring Rip Carson; Kayo Kirby; Hateful Herman; Atom at Large; Hooks Devlin; Senorita Rio; Captain Fight. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    First Love Illustrated (1949) 1

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    Cover art by Tom Gill. "Broken Prom Date" text story. "Party Girl," art by Tom Gill; Kitty and Donna are state government workers in Capitol City; Donna is engaged to Fred, but Kitty is ambitious and has many boyfriends; Donna breaks up with Fred and Kitty takes her on the "party circuit," dating influential visitors. "Out of the Past," art by Tom Gill; Carnival worker Betty falls in love with high-diver Red; When Red is injured in an accident, he calls out for "Ruth" and Betty discovers a letter from Ruth in his wallet; Ruths mother says Betty is Reds sister: he was sent to an orphanage after their mother died, while Betty stayed with their father. "Dateless," pencils by Tom Gill; Sue is the head librarian in Sun Valley; Tired of being called an old maid, she flirts with visiting ski expert Dick, even though she doesnt know how to ski. "After Hours," art by Vic Herman; Waitress Winnie agrees to date the persistent wolf Horatio if he meets her at closing time; When Horatio shows up, Winnie assigns him various clean-up duties at the restaurant; When he falls asleep, exhausted, Winnie departs. "Cupid's Corner"; love poems. "Unmasking of Love" text story. "She Didn't Ask for Love," art by Bob Powell; Cupid steps in to help plain college coed Peggy change her dull looks and capture the heart of football player Gary, to the consternation of Peggys lovely but mean roommate Cynthia. "A Girl Leaves Home," art by Tom Gill; After high school graduation, Linda departs for nursing school, leaving her boyfriend Danny at the mercy of vamp Raven; Danny writes and says he and Raven are getting engaged, so Linda leaves school to confront them; On the way, shes caught by Dr. Roy, who takes her to the scene of a train wreck. "Love Laughs," art by Vic Herman et al.; Cartoons and text jokes. "Dream Date," art by Bob Powell; Tommy makes a date with telephone operator Angel Voice, sight unseen; His father insists Tommy escort Dawn, the daughter of a visiting business acquaintance; Tommy recalls Dawn as a fat kid, so he convinces his pal Buddy to substitute for him with her. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #104
    Flash Comics (1940 DC) 104
    Published Feb 1949 by DC.

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    Flash stars in "The Rival Flash," written by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Frank Giacoia. Also includes: Ghost Patrol in "The Case of the Painted Horse" with pencils by Infantino, inks by Bernard Sachs; Black Canary in "Crime on Her Hands" by Kanigher, pencils by Infantino, inks by Sachs; Atom in "The Vanishing Lighthouse" written by Arthur Adler, art by Paul Reinman; Ma Nature's Curiosity Shop humor by Martin Naydel; and Hawkman in "The Flaming Darkness" by Broome and Joe Kubert. 48 pgs. Cover art by Joe Kubert. This was the last issue in the Golden Age Flash series, but it picked up with issue #105 to begin the Silver Age of comics, with Barry Allen in the starring role. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #214
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 214
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Staple rust migration. Water damage.
    • INCOMPLETE. Missing pages (affects art and story). Full spine split.

    Indicia title is Walt Disney's MICKEY MOUSE and his SKY ADVENTURE, No. 214. Cover art by Jim Pabian. Mickey Mouse and His Sky Adventure, script by Floyd Gottfredson and Ted Osborne, art by Bill Wright; Mickey and Goofy discover Doctor Einmug's laboratory floating in a cloud high in the sky; Black Pete tries to force the Doctor to give him the formula for the anti-gravity force that keeps the operation aloft. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #215
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 215

    Indicia title is SPARKLE PLENTY, No. 215. Sparkle Plenty, script and art by Chester Gould; After the birth of Sparkle Plenty to Gravel Gertie, B.O. Plenty's family gets $3,000 for letting "Glance" magazine do a feature on Sparkle; B.O. buries the money under a post, it gets lost, then is found by Dick Tracy; The story skips ahead six months to Mrs. Volts and her chauffeur dumping stolen electrical supplies on B.O.'s land; They are caught by B.O. but are let go when they pay him $20; After hiding in the North Woods, Mrs. Volts returns to the Plenty's house looking for her dog, which has become Sparkle's pet; She threatens to kill either B.O. or the dog, but is run off by a shotgun blast by Gravel Gertie. Paper doll cut-outs of Sparkle Plenty with clothes and accessories. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #216
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 216

    Indicia title is Walter Lantz ANDY PANDA and the POLICE PUP, No. 216. Cover art by Dan Gormley. Andy Panda and the Police Pup, art by Dan Gormley; Andy and Charlie buy a pup that they name Presto; He's part police dog and saves the day when Andy and Charlie get caught by a brutal bank robber named Sticky Fingers. Tightrope Walker back cover strip, art by Dan Gormley; Andy tries to be a tightrope walker, but Charlie tries to get into the act and causes problems. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #217
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 217

    Indicia title is BUGS BUNNY in COURT JESTER, No. 217. Cover art by Ralph Heimdahl. Court Jester, art by Ralph Heimdahl; Bugs is hired as a court jester in a castle; He makes friends with the princess, but is thrown in the dungeon when he fails to make the king laugh; The princess rescues him from the dungeon, but Bugs is captured by mistake by two giants in the employ of an evil duke. Out on a Limb back cover strip, art by Don Gunn. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    FP Detective Stories (1949-1952 Feature Publications) 23

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  • Issue #17
    Frankenstein Comics (1945) 17
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #0354987020

    Stories and art by Dick Briefer and Tyrone Krockmeyer. Cover by Dick Briefer. The first incarnation of Dick Briefer's famed Frankenstein comic featured Addams Family-style dark comedy and monster hijinks. A crook convinces Frankenstein that his conscience wants him to help assassinate a DA; Frankenstein encounters Aunty Soshul, who has deadly lightning powers; A machine turns Frankenstein into whatever he eats. Voice of His Conscience; Doc Smith; The Blaster; The Third Promotion; Presto Change-O; Cassidy the Cop; Perfume With a Punch. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Freckles and His Friends (Standard 1947) 10

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  • Issue #194902
    Front Page Detective (1936-1995) 194902

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  • Issue #41
    Fun Parade (1942) 41
  • Issue #42
    Funny Stuff (1944) 42
    Published Feb 1949 by DC.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Otto Feuer. Dodo and the Frog story, art by Otto Feuer. Blabber Mouse story, art by Rube Grossman. Blackie Bear story, art by Rube Grossman. The Bravest Mouse In the World starring Giggle-Toons, by Howie Post. J. Rufus Lion story. Dodo and the Frog story, art by Otto Feuer. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Gabby Hayes Western (1948 Fawcett) 3
  • Issue #36
    Gay Comics (1944 Timely) 36

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  • Issue #24
    Gene Autry Comics (1946-1959 Dell) 24

    Gene Autry stars in "The Secret at Bottomless River." Back-up story, "Cheetwah's Treasure." Jesse Marsh art. Two-page text story, "The Red Shirt." Photo cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 3 #1
    Giant Western (1947-1953 Standard Magazines) Pulp Vol. 3 #1

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  • Vol. 1 #5
    Glance (1948-1952 Cape Magazine) 1st Series Vol. 1 #5

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  • Issue #30
    Goofy Comics (1943 Nedor/Standard) 30
    • Incomplete. Missing pages (affects art and story). Centerfold detached.

    Contains three Frank Frazetta illustrations. Frazetta illustrations appear in sixteen consecutive issues of Goofy Comics (1943 Nedor/Standard) (#20-#35) and in eighteen consecutive issues of Happy Comics (1943) (#20-#37). Contains funny animal stories. In order of appearance: "Goofy Gander, Easy Come, Easy Go!'"; "Uncle Pigly Takes a Rest Cure!"; "Oliver Owl" art by Lynn Karp; "Peter Pigly in 'Wilbur's Birthday Cake'"; "Goofy Gander in 'How Goofy is Goofy?"; "Freddie" art by Lynn Karp; "Boar Brummel, A Hair Raising Story!" by Jack Bradbury; "Wilbur Fox"; "Hubert in 'Boom!'" story by Hubie Karp, art by Ken Champin; and "Little Billy Bear". Illustrated text stories: "The Ghost: The Other Pups All Called Punky a Scaredy-Dog!" by Betty Cummings, illustration by Frazetta; "The Worried Owl: Poor Little Albert Wanted to Be Bright and Wise!" by Donald Bayne Hobart, illustration by Frazetta; and "The Bully and the Blowfish: Little Bobby Just Couldn't Make Friends in Oceanville!" by Mickey Klar Marks, illustration by Frazetta. 52 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    Green Lantern (1941-1949 Golden Age) 36
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    Cover art by Alex Toth. The Riddle of the Red Domino starring Green Lantern, script by John Broome, pencils by Irwin Hasen, inks by Bob Oksner; A mysterious new criminal is out to verify that Alan Scott and Green Lantern are one and the same person--and he has the proof to back it up, forcing Alan to have to be in two places at the same time to unmask his new foe. Mystery of the Missing Messenger starring Streak, script by Robert Kanigher, art by Alex Toth; Streak and Alan Scott search for a young city bank messenger boy accused of taking $50,000. Natch--Streak's Wonder Dog of the Month fact page, art by Alex Toth. Introduction Please text story by Julius Schwartz [signed as Jules Black]. The Timberland Trail starring Green Lantern, script by John Broome, pencils by Irwin Hasen, inks by Frank Giacoia; The Master of Light travels to Oregon to clear up problems in a lumbering camp in order to get his radio star back to Station WXYZ on time so Alan Scott will not lose an important sponsor. Science Snaps fact page by Martin Naydel. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Guns Against Gangsters Vol. 1 (1948) 3
    • 6" cumulative spine split. (taped).

    L.B. Cole cover. In order of appearance: "The Gunmaster Gregory Gayle, The Million-Dollar Carbine"; "The Volkstrum" by Harry Lazarus; cartoon gags by Milt Hammer; "Two-Ton O'Toole" by Art Helfant; "True! Lives of Crime Bring Doom To Criminals, The Carnival Killings" reprinted in Crime-Fighting Detective (1950) #15; "Crime Run-Down, You Spot The Clue!!" art by L. B. Cole, reprinted in Crime-Fighting Detective (1950) #11; "Heathcliff the Hobo" by Art Helfant; "Tony Gayle, The Fat Thin Man"; and "Boitram the Boiglar" by Art Helfant. "A Change for the Worse" text story. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.