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Comic books February 1949

  • Issue #2
    Super Mouse (1948) 2
    • 2" cumulative spine split.
  • Issue #56
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 56
    • Small pieces of tape on cover, staple rust.

    Cover pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. The Prankster Picks a Partner, script by William Woolfolk, art by Al Plastino; The Prankster tricks Superman into using his powers to help him commit crimes. The Man Who Couldn't Laugh, script by William Woolfolk, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; F. P. Crotchett hasn't laughed in 20 years and offers $100,000 to anyone who can make him. Smartypants, script by Alvin Schwartz, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Prof. Skynhedd is an expert in progressive education—So how come a two year old can run rings around him? Shorty humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4902
    Superman-Tim (1942) 4902
    • Erased writing on activity page.
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    • Paper: White
    • Label #1255942004

    #75 in a series of 90. Superman-Tim is a boys' clothing catalog, activity book, and comic book all rolled into one, featuring Superman illustrations throughout. All issues are 16 pages unless a Superman story is inserted (bringing page count to 24 or 36 pages). Every issue encourages boys not to be a "Whoo-Shoo" -- a boy who reads "Superman-Tim" but doesn't buy clothes from the Superman-Tim Store. Copyright 1949 by National Comics Pub., Inc., under license to Tim Promotions, Inc. B&W with a single color, 5 1/2 in. x 8 in.

  • Issue #67
    Suzie Comics (1945) 67

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    Cover art by Al Fagaly. Horsefeathers starring Suzie. Train Ride starring Suzie. Promotional house ad for Archie Comics. Katy Keene story, art by Bill Woggon. Suzie pin-up. 1949 Katy Keene pinup calendar. The Unwelcome Guest starring Suzie. Nightmare starring Ginger. Suzie's Movie Diary text article. Three's a Crowd starring Suzie. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Swan American Magazine (1948-1950) Pulp 13

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  • Issue #72
    Sweethearts Vol. 1 (1948-1954) 72

    Photo cover. 7-panel comic book page format horoscope for Aquarius. "Scared - Of Love"; Ann Curtis is prim and proper in all things, and living with her elderly and repressive Aunt Ellen; Ann meets Mark Reed, a spontaneous, fun-loving young man, and they begin dating; Ann falls in love but considers Mark's pleasure in simple things such as running to the top of a hill on a spring day or playing games at a birthday party childish and undignified. "Wanted: The Perfect Man"; Marge wants absolute perfection in the men she dates and drops one after another when they fall short of her standards; She is attracted to Gene Towns and they date, but Marge criticizes his hairstyle, his clothes, and the way he holds her when he kisses her. "Love's Sacrifice" The Happiness and Heatbreak of Vicki Carr text story. "Betrayed By My Temper"; Ginger is a redhead with a terrible temper; She dates Bill but their times together are spoiled by her rages. "I Led Him On"; Betty and Tom are lovers living in Ridgeway but Tom works far from home; They are together only on weekends; Kurt Wilson, an associate in her father's business, is new in town, lonely, and asks Betty out; She accepts his invitations to dinner, the theater, and art galleries, and his small gifts such as a bracelet and earrings. Biography of actor Guy Madison. Back cover photo of Guy Madison. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 9 #12
    Target Comics (1940) Vol. 9 #12
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    • Interior is complete. Extensive accumulation of defects.

    story. A Real Sport text story. Candid Charlie story, art by Robert Q.Sale. Boitram the Boiglar story, script and art by Art Helfant. A Murder in South Africa starring Gary Stark, script and art by Don Rico. Heathcliff the Hobo humor page by Art Helfant. Targetoons humor page by Milt Hammer. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Tarzan (1948-1972 Dell/Gold Key) 7
    • Staple rust with migration.

    First "Valley of the Monsters" issue. Art cover. Dinosaur cover. "Tarzan and the Valley of the Monsters." Waziri Chief Muviro's grandson and Boy get whisked off to a valley of prehistoric monsters by a runaway hot air balloon. Includes part seven of Jesse Marsh's adaptation of Burroughs' Ape-English Dictionary. Script by Gaylord DuBois, art and cover by Jesse Marsh. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 25 #2
    Ten-Story Love (1937-1951 Ace) Pulp Vol. 25 #2

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  • Issue #14
    Terry and the Pirates (1947-55 Harvey/Charlton) 14
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    Story and art by Milton Caniff and Bob Powell. Cover by Milton Caniff. Harvey reprints Caniffs influential adventure strip about young Terrys adventures in the untamed Orient with two-fisted Pat. The guys are assigned to seek out the enemy's secret airbase in India. Then Hotshot Charlie makes his debut. Meanwhile, Burma is lost in the jungle. Fearless Rough-Rider; Chain of Deceit; Dramatic Climax; Trapped; Air Attack; Combat Area; Reward for Merit; Icky Square; Meet Hotshot Charlie; Appeal for Help; Seeing Double; Hidden Identity; The Adventures of Hotshot Charlie: Stage Door Charlie; Plane Talk; Tommy Tweens Fishing Escapade; Flossie. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #72
    Terry-Toons Comics (1942 Timely/Marvel/St. John) 72
    • Right edge of first page has been trimmed.
  • Issue #20
    Tessie the Typist (1944) 20
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    • 1" cumulative spine split. Chew.
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    • Cover and centerfold detached at one staple, 1" cumulative spine split.
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    • Writing (exterior).
  • Issue #4
    Tex Morgan (1948) 4
    Published Feb 1949 by Marvel.

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  • Vol. 33 #3
    Texas Rangers (1936-1958 Standard) Pulp Vol. 33 #3

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  • Issue #1
    Three Stooges (1949 Jubilee) 1

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    Cover art by Norman Maurer. "Uncivil Warriors," script (adaptation) and art by Norman Maurer; The stooges are spies for the north during the Civil War; They impersonate southern officers and infiltrate the enemy ranks to get valuable information; Adapted from the Three Stooges' film of the same name. "The Eyes of Kali!', art by Joe Kubert; Mark tells B. K. the story of how he and Sandy encountered Prince Vila in India and discovered Vila led a cult of Thugees with ambitions to conquer the nation; Mark raises an uprising amongst Vila's prisoners and finally kills him with his statue of Kali; B. K. likes the story and makes a film of it and only at the film's premiere realizes it was a true story after seeing tiger claw marks on Mark's arm. "Hoi Polloi," script (adaptation) and art by Norman Maurer; A professor plays Pygmalion to three bumbling garbage men and tries to turn them into gentlemen; Adapted from the Three Stooges' film of the same name. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #70
    Thrilling Comics (1940-51 Better/Nedor/Standard) 70
    • 4 3/4 " Cumulative spine split (chew). Chew. Water damage.

    Cover by Alex Schomburg. Edited by Ned Pines. Stories by Art Saaf, Charles S. Strong, George Tuska, Rafael Astarita, and Frank Frazetta. Chock full of action and adventure, these are Thrilling Comics! 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 63 #2
    Thrilling Detective (1931-1953 Standard) Pulp Vol. 63 #2

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  • Vol. 68 #3
    Thrilling Love (1931-1955 Metropolitan-Standard) Pulp Vol. 68 #3

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  • Issue #26
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  • Vol. 58 #2
    Thrilling Western (1934-1953 Standard) Pulp Vol. 58 #2

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  • Vol. 33 #3
    Thrilling Wonder Stories (1936-1955 Beacon/Better/Standard) Pulp Vol. 33 #3
    • 2 3/4" Cumulative spine split.
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split. Missing back cover.
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    • 1.5" cumulative spine split.

    Feb 1949. Cover by Earle K. Bergey. Stories by A.E. Van Vogt, James Blish and Damon Knight, Benj. Miller, William Fitzgerald, Ray Bradbury, Sam Merwin Jr., Margaret St. Clair, and Theodore Sturgeon. Nine Virgil Finlay illustrations. 7-in. x 10-in.; black and white; 160 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #4
    Tim Holt (1948) 4

    Art by Frank Bolle and others. Western adventure starring movie cowboy Tim Holt. Tim must clear his name after he's framed for murder; Betty takes over her father's silver mine, but his killers try to trap her in a stampede; Robbers tap a telegraph line to learn the details of a gold shipment. Tim Holt's Western Album; Wanted: Tim Holt!; Tim Holt's Roundup; The Telegrapher at Trotter's Creek; Noose for a Killer; The Ghost on Haunted Mountain. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Tim McCoy (1948) 18
    • Piece of tape on interior front cover.

    Cover art by Mario DeMarco. George O'Brien bio by DeMarco. "Two Gun Justice," art by James McKell; Western thrill story based on the Monogram film of the same name; The stage carrying gold bullion is held up by Bart Kane and his gang, and Tim Hayes is sent out to clean out the gang. Ken Curtis bio by Mario DeMarco. Tim McCoy's Western Lingo by Mario De Marco; Clearing up the meaning of some western words. "Chief Blackbird's Skull" From The Scrapbook of Col. Tim McCoy article. Along the Trail by Mario De Marco; A series of western facts and stories. Untitled story, script and art by Clinton Harmon; Pecos Bill has the fastest horse, but Dirtyfoot Joe aims to win the race just to save his ugly face. "The Plunderers"; Adapted from the Republic Picture movie of the same name; Major Drum has been sent to capture a young outlaw named Whit Lacey. Gary Cooper bio by Mario De Marco. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #151
    Tip Top Comics (1936) 151

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    Stories and Art by Ernie Bushmiller, Ving Fuller, Al Capp, Raeburn van Buren, Bernard Dibble, Sam Leff, Rudolph Dirks, Gus Arriola and unknown. (Note: Who the inkers are is mainly unknown.) In this issue: Nancy by Ernie Bushmiller; Doc Syke 1-pager by Ving Fuller; Li'l Abner by Al Capp; How it Began article "Christmas Candles in Windows"; Abbie an' Slats by Raeburn van Buren; El Bombo by Bernard Dibble; Stamp Tips article "A Story from Ceylon"; Curly Kayoe by Sam Leff; The Captain and the Kids by Rudolph Dirks; Fritzi Ritz by Bushmiller; Gordo by Gus Arriola; and Strange as It Seems tale "Wise Men of China." 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Tom Mix Western (1948 Fawcett) 14

    Tom Mix in "The Secret of the Lake," "The Case of the Mysterious Disappearances," "The Frozen Cache," and "The Brand of Death." Tumbleweed Jr. back-up story, "Peace." "Comix Cards" feature Billy Batson and Capt. Marvel. Painted cover. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Topix Vol. 07 (1948) 11

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  • Issue #12
    Topix Vol. 07 (1948) 12

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  • Issue #12
    Treasure Chest Vol. 04 (1948) 12

    February 8, 1949

  • Issue #13
    Treasure Chest Vol. 04 (1948) 13

    February 22, 1949

  • Vol. 4 #2
    Triple Western (1947-1958 Standard) Pulp Vol. 4 #2

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  • Vol. 24 #141
    True (1937-1976 Country/Fawcett/Petersen) Vol. 24 #141

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  • Issue #75
    True Comics (1941) 75

    Stories and art by Jack Sparling, Edd Ashe, Phil Berube, Adolph Rupp and Jane Wyman. Biography and history stories in comics form, part of a trend in non-fiction comics in the 1940s. The history of the U.S. State Department; Legendary bandleader Tommy Dorsey; Journalist Floyd Gibbons reports on the sinking of his own ship in WWI. Oddities in Sports; The Story Behind the U.S. State Department; Youre the Detective; The Case of the Barefoot Bandit; Are You a Quiz Whiz?; King of Reporters; My Most Interesting True Experience; Tips on Championship Basketball; Truly Comic!, Sentimental Gentleman. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #81
    True Comics (1941) 81
    • 3" cumulative spine split.

    Biography and history stories in comics form, part of a trend in non-fiction comics in the 1940s. Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin vanishes in search of the Northwest Passage; The little-known story of the U.S. Camel Corps; Captain John Charles Fremont fights for California during the Mexican–American War. Galloping Ghost; Sir John Franklin: Lost in the Arctic; Roy Chapman Andrews: Modern Dragon Hunter; Captain John Charles Fremont; Jefferson Davis: The U.S. Camel Corps; Genius of Jet; Truly Comic! 32 pages, Full Color. NOTE: #80-84 are all newsprint editions that were distributed by mail only to subscribers (no newstand distribution). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #319
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  • Vol. 50 #5
    True Detective (1924-1995 MacFadden) True Crime Magazine Vol. 50 #5

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  • Vol. 46 #3
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  • Vol. 2 #24
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  • Vol. 48 #6
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  • Vol. 60 #1
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  • Issue #6
    Two-Gun Kid (1948) 6

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    Cover by Syd Shores. "Trail of the Owl-Hooter"; Two-Gun Kid is called to San Antonio, Texas by the governor of the state who hires him to track down and bring in an outlaw named Chet "Limpy" Saunders. "Trouble by the Gallon!"; Riding the range and running low on water, the Two-Gun Kid rides into the Evans Ranch to see if he can refill his canteen; He is confronted by owner Steve Evans and his ranch hands at first believe him to be a member of Sam Stone's ranch. "Prairie Fire" text story. "Showdown on the Sonoma Stage"; In the town of Somona, a stage coach carrying gold is once more robbed and the driver shot dead; Hoping to stop the thief, the local banker hires Tex Taylor to ride shotgun on the next ride out. "Marvel Comics Group" editorial disputing Dr. Wertham's article in the Saturday Review of Literature. Death Rides the Range!; At the Double Bar ranch, Billy Harrison finds another one of the ranches cattle dead; Two-Gun Kid passes through the area and Billy thinks him the source of the cattle dying and tries to shoot him. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 4 #8
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  • Issue #4
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  • Issue #0B
    Vicky (1948 Ace) 0B

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    No issue number. Published 1949. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #101
    Walt Disney's Comics and Stories (1940 Dell/Gold Key/Gladstone) 101
    • Staple rust.

    52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Wanted Comics (1947) 17

    Cover by Mort Leav. Stories and art by Mort Leav, Maurice Del Bourgo, and Mort Lawrence. Bloody pre-Code crime comics, in imitation of Crime Does Not Pay - including a top-hatted, otherworldly narrator. The twist is that the publisher offers wanted posters (and rewards) for real-life criminals. Police in Budapest discover that the legendary killer called The Bat has seemingly returned to life. A man who cheated the Mob waits anxiously to make his escape before the killers catch up with him. Private eye Skip Tracer is hired to track the young killer known as the Shotgun Kid. The Shotgun Kid; Wanted: Heber Ayers; The Devil Bat; The Highwayman; Charley Ross C.M.H; Ring…Three Times. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Wanted Comics (1947) 18

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    Cover by Mort Leav. Stories and art by Jerry Robinson, Mort Meskin, William Woolfolk, and Mort Lawrence. Bloody pre-Code crime comics, in imitation of Crime Does Not Pay - including a top-hatted, otherworldly narrator. The twist is that the publisher offers wanted posters (and rewards) for real-life criminals. A cautionary tale about marijuana, with art by Batman legend Jerry Robinson and Golden Age artist Mort Meskin. A comics version of the famous horror tale "The Monkey's Paw." Private eye Skip Tracer investigates the murder of a wealthy man who happened to wander down Dead Mans Street. Also featuring a vintage ad for "authentic replicas" of WWII Axis handguns. Dead Mans Street!; Wanted: Walter Joseph Landreth; Satans Cigarettes; The Right-Wrong Change!; The Third Wish; Crime and Doom Are Partners! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Western Adventures Comics (1948) 3

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    No number, dated Febuary 1949. Cover by Max Elkan. "The Hoax of the Jester," art by Max Elkan; A ventriloquist uses his talent against the law, and robs and kills prospectors. "The Snake of Socorro," pencils by Louis Zansky. "Trouble Comes in Threes!", art by King Ward. "Death's Trail to Deer Lodge" text story. "The Clanton Boys' Last Stand," art by Louis Zansky; Wyatt Earp brings justice to Tombstone; The gunfight at OK Corral. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Western Comics (1948) 7
    Published Feb 1949 by DC.

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    Cover art by Howard Sherman. The Town That Was Never Robbed starring Wyoming Kid, art by Howard Sherman. Highlights of Henry Iba's coaching Career at Oklahoma A & M University coupled with a Wheaties ad. The Man Who Forgot starring Rodeo Rick, art by Jimmy Thompson. The Loaded Scales of Justice starring Nighthawk, art by Charles Paris. Ad for Irwin Foster Sportswear with Superman emblems and pictures of Superman. An article on the development of the buffalo police. Mistaken Identity starring Cowboy Marshal, art by Ed Smalle Jr. Sam catches an arsonist in this Wildroot Cream-Oil Hair Tonic, art by Lou Fine. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Western Fighters Vol. 1 (1948) 6

    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Al Camy and John Belfi. Outlaws, gunfighters, and tales of the Old West - some true, and others merely legends. The Battle of Little Big Horn becomes a defining moment of the American West, and the Waterloo for US General Custer. One of the greatest Western legends who never lived, Pecos Bill lassos a tornado, and that's just for starters. The strange true tale of the Apache Kid, a white Apache military scout who later became an outlaw, a rustler and a legend. The Little Big Horn; The Beard Trick; The Axe Swingers; The Finger; Tiger of the Plains; A Rootin Tootin Story of Pecos Bill; The Apache Kid; He Talked Himself to Death. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Western Love (1949) 4

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    Cover photo by John Randolph. Art by Bruno Premiani, Vic Donahue, John Severin, Will Elder, Mort Meskin, and Jack Kirby. Tales of romance on the range and heartbreak on the high prairie. Nan romanticizes the Old West and hates to see modern advances; A story featuring early art by EC legends John Severin and Will Elder (and a page by Kirby); Sally falls for tough-guy cowboy Chane. The Girl from Ghost Town; Cowtown Casanova; Bodyguard for Betsy; How to Corral Your Man; Heartbreaker; The Rancher's Daughter!; Six-Gun Serenade. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.