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Comic books April 1949

  • Vol. 39 #1
    10 Story Western Magazine (1936-1954 Popular) Vol. 39 #1

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  • Vol. 24 #1
    44 Western Magazine (1937-1954 Popular Publications) Vol. 24 #1

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  • Issue #2
    4Most Vol. 8 (1949) Four Most 2

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  • Issue #145
    Ace Comics (1937) 145

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    Cover by Ray Moore. Edited by Jean S. McKay. Stories and art by 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 and Lee Falk's The Phantom. With the Phantom out of action, Diana must act alone to find and rescue the amnesiac Maharajah; Brick Bradford sets fire to a native village as a distraction while he finds their sacred cavern. The Phantom; Jungle Jim; Katzenjammer Kids; Fighting Americans; Blondie; Brick Bradford; Teddy and Sitting Bull; Doc Winner's Daffy Doodles. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #131
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 131
    Published Apr 1949 by DC.

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    Cover art by Al Plastino. The Scrambled Superman starring Lex Luthor, script by Joe Samachson, art by Al Plastino. The Secret at the Center of the Earth starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. The Prince of Hams starring Zatara, script by Joe Samachson, art by W. F. White. The Pampas Troubadour starring Vigilante, script by George Kashdan, art by Dan Barry. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 120 #6
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular) Vol. 120 #6

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  • Issue #139
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 139

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    Cover art by Al Wenzel. Telegraph Boy starring Superboy, pencils by John Sikela, inks by Ed Dobrotka. Reign of the Reptiles, script by Otto Binder, art by George Papp; Green Arrow gets involved in a hunt for live dinosaurs in a lost valley. The Man Who Owned the Sea starring Aquaman, script by Otto Binder, art by John Daly. Knight Without Armor, script by Otto Binder. The Film of the Future starring Johnny Quick, script by Otto Binder, art by Charles Sultan. 52 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 4
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    • Centerfold detached, staple rust/migration, glue spots along spine.

    Cover art by Edvard Moritz. Giants of the Unknown, art by Jon Blummer; Egyrtologist Tom Andrews leads an expedition to an ancient tomb where they find a giant mummy; The giant revives and tells them he is El-Rano, of an even more ancient race that was revered by the Egyptians as gods because of their advanced scientific knowledge. The Affair of Room 1313, art by Edvard Moritz. Back To Yesterday, art by Leonard Starr. Specialist In Spooks, art by Charlie Sultan. St. Mary's Spectre--True Ghosts of History, art by Max Elkan. Rescue Out of the Unknown text story. The Women Wore Black, art by Pete Riss. 52 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Airboy Comics Vol. 06 (1949 Hillman) 3
    • 1/2" spine split on top (taped). Severely miscut (does not affect art or story). Staple rust.

    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Ken Battefield, John Belfi, and Ernest Schroeder. 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 #62. No issue # on cover; Vol. 6, issue #3 in indicia. Airboy enters the boxing ring to help a friend and runs afoul of crooked fight promoters. A comics biography of legendary sharpshooter Annie Oakley. A Chinese counterfeiting gang abducts Riot O'Hara to lure The Flying Fool into a trap. Also featuring a vintage ad for the "All-Over Rain Cover," basically a tent-shaped two-person umbrella. Cover includes the seal of the ACMP, a precursor of the Comics Code. Airboy; The Flying Fool; The First Buccaneer; Sure-Shot Annie; Cheese-Box On a Raft. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
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    This comic is a Fox Giant Comics Edition (25c cover price) which contains four remaindered Fox comics without their original covers. The first page of the first story for each remaindered comic may be missing as in Fox comics, the first story page was often on the inside front cover. Such missing story pages are not considerted a defect. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 4 #5
    All Sports Magazine (1939-1951 Columbia Publications) Vol. 4 #5

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  • Issue #46
    All Star Comics (1940-1978) 46

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    The Justice Society of America star in "The Adventure of the Invisible Band!" Script by John Broome. Pencils by Irwin Hasen (splash page and chapters 1 and 3) and Arthur Peddy (chapter 2), inks by Bob Oksner (splash and chapters 1 and 3) and Bernard Sachs (chapter 2). Back-up story, "The Fabulous Ride of Portugese Jack!" Back-up Johnny Peril's Surprise Story, "Colossus!" Two-page article, "In the Days of Knights" by John Osgood." Peddy/Sachs cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #2
    All-Story Western (1949-1950 New Publications) Vol. 1 #2

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  • Vol. 23 #4
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Vol. 23 #4

    April 1949. Science fiction stories by S.M. Tenneshaw, Rog Phillips, Gaston Derreaux, H.B. Hickey, and Lee Tarbell Illustrations by Julian S. Krupa and Bill Terry. Cover by Arnold Kohn. 7-in. x 10-in.; black and white; 152 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #30
    America's Best Comics (1942) 30
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    • CONSERVATION. Staples replaced. Centerfold detached, tape stains on centerfold.

    The Black Terror stars in "The Challenger of the Puzzler!" (art by Ruben Moreira); Miss Masque in "The Gems of Jeopardy!"; and Bart Bradley in "The Fight for the Finals!" Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 32 #4
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    Volume 32, Issue 4 - April 1949. 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 #19
    Animal Antics (1946) 19
    Published Apr 1949 by DC.
    • Water damage.

    Cover art by Otto Feuer. Muggsy Q, Mole, Tough Guy starring the Raccoon Kids, art by Otto Feuer; Muggsy is upset because he's not on the Public Enemy List. Pirate Treasure starring Nip and Chip, art by Otto Feuer; Chip tries to get Nip to dig his garden for him by telling him there's buried treasure under there. See the Stars starring Pete the Pup, art by Otto Feuer. Selling Apples starring Goofy Goose, art by Rube Grossman; Calvin tries to play a trick on Goofy by convincing him his apple trees grow money. Sammy Seal, the Horse Thief starring Sherrif Corky, art by Rube Grossman. House For Sale starring Custer Cat and Cheesy the Mouse, art by Rube Grossman. President Presto, script and art by Howie Post. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    Archie (1943) 37
    • Cover detached. Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Lateral spine tear.
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    • Cover and centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Bill Vigoda? Introduction of Mr. Jansen in "The Trouble Shooter," art by Ray Gill; Archie tries to fix Betty's radio which leads to further trouble. Appearance by Veronica's mother, Mrs. Lodge, in "Trunk Trouble," art by Ray Gill; Mr. Lodge's papers are locked in the trunk of Veronica's car; Archie tries to help. "Flying High," art by Ray Gill; Betty mistakenly buys her father an airplane. Introduction of Mrs. Primple in "Archie Gets the Bird," art by Bill Vigoda; Archie buys a talking parrot. "Skate Date," art by Ray Gill; Archie wants to go roller skating. "Ride Him Cowboy!" text story by Ray Gill. Introduction of J. Frederick Worthington in "Give 'Til It Hurts," art by Bill Vigoda; Archie tries to help a hobo. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 328 #4
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 328 #4

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  • Vol. 43 #2
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Vol. 43 #2

    Volume 43, Issue 2 - April, 1949. Science Fiction and Adventure stories. Featuring PLAGUE By Rene Lafayette. Trimmed pulp, 6.5-in. x 9.5-in.; black and white; 160 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #1
    Babe Ruth Sports Comics (1949) 1
    • 1/2" chew spot near top of spine.

    Stories featuring Babe Ruth (art by Bob Powell), Mildred "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias, Benny Leonard the Brain, and the history of the Olympics. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Barnyard Comics (1944) 23

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    Last 52 page issue. Contains three Frank Frazetta illustrations. Frazetta illustrations appear in sixteen nearly-consecutive issues of Barnyard Comics (1944) (#12-15, #17-27, and #29). Contains funny animal stories. In order of appearance: "Barney Rooster in 'One-Man Show!'"; "Snooze, 'The Vanishing Garden!'"; "Hucky Duck, 'What, No Music?'"; "Professor Bacon, 'History Repeats Itself!'"; "Robin Hood Robin, 'Damsel in Distress!'"; "Francois Feline"; and "Adam". Comic advertisement for Spunky (1949 Standard). Illustrated text stories: "Miggles and Bojo: A Little Pup Learns How to Make Wishes Come True!" by Elizabeth Starr, illustration by Frank Frazetta; "Scaredy Cat: Timid Slunky Just Couldn't Help Being Afraid!" by Betty Cummings, illustration by Frank Frazetta; and "Firefly's Light: Poor Fillmore Suddenly Found Himself in the Dark!" by Mickey Klar Marks, illustration by Frank Frazetta. 52 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 8 #1
    Beauty Parade (1941-1956 Harrison Publications) Vol. 8 #1

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  • Issue #100
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 100

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    Sparky Watts, Dixie Dugan, Mickey Finn, Brass Knuckles, the Skyman (art by Ogden Whitney), and Tony Trent. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 10

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    Edited by Charles Biro and Bob Wood. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by William Overgard, Norman Maurer, George Tuska, Claude Moore, and Jack Keller. Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. The U.S. government orders to clean out a nest of bad guys in a town where men drop like flies. Black Diamond 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Black Terror (1942 Better Publications) 26
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    • INCOMPLETE. Page missing. Interrupts art and story.

    Edited by Ned Pines. Cover by Alex Schomburg. Stories by George Tuska, Jerry Robinson, Mort Meskin, Charles S. Strong, H. R. Karp, Irving Karp, and Art Helfant. Action-packed tales featuring such characters as Flush Bradley and the Black Terror, a super strong super-hero. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 24
    Auction opens April 1
    • Oxidation.

    Cover by Reed Crandall. Featuring: 11 page Blackhawk story "The Woman Known as Number One" drawn by Reed Crandall; 1 page Burp the Twerp story "The Stone Mountain Wager" by Jack Cole; 5 page Chop Chop story "Honest Wong" drawn by Bill Ward; 2 page Salty Waters story by Bernard Dibble; 2 page text story "Atomic Control"; 11 page Blackhawk story "Captain Suicide" drawn by Bill Ward. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Blazing West (1948) 4

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    Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Art by A. C. Hollingsworth and Leonard Starr. Tales of the Old West from legendary early independent comics publisher ACG. Blazing West was an anthology title that featured the adventures of Texas Tim, a Texas Ranger; Buffalo Belle, a redheaded sheriffs deputy with quick wits and a fast gun; Injun Jones, a white man who worked with the Apache tribe; Bantam Buckaroo, a young boy who could outshoot any man; and the Tenderfoot, a Clark Kent-looking tough guy who lulled foes with his mild-mannered appearance. The boy gunfighter called Little Lobo gets his start searching for the outlaw band that murdered his father; Buffalo Belle tracks strangers to an outlaws lair, and rides right into a trap; A young woman seeks Texas Tims help in protecting her fathers gold claim from the meanest outlaw that ever dynamited a stagecoach. Buffalo Belle; Injun Jones; Little Lobo; Texas Tim, Ranger; Ranger Law; Not So Tough; Tenderfoot; Thars No Action In These Parts! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Blue Bolt Vol. 09 (1948) 8
  • Vol. 88 #6
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Vol. 88 #6

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  • Vol. 11 #4
    Blue Ribbon Western (1937-1950 Columbia) Vol. 11 #4

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  • Issue #45
    Boy Comics (1942) 45
    • Cover detached at both staples.

    Crimebuster (2 stories, one with art by Norman Maurer). Charles Biro cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #32
    Boy Commandos (1942-1949 1st Series) 32
    • Cover oxidation. An EARLY, a very early, comic book crossover--The Boy Commandos and Dale Evans! We are curious. When did the first comic book character crossover occur? And as a bonus, only 5 in census, making this issue something of a rarity.

    Dale Evans appearance on cover and story. Cover art by Jack Kirby. The Designer of Doom, script by France Herro, pencils by Jack Kirby; a condemned man dreams of breaking jail. Humor two-pager starring Bebe by Henry Boltinoff. The Magnificent Ham, script by France Herron, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Steve Brodie; Brooklyn takes time off from the Commandos to pursue an acting career. Arms Maker to the World article with Samuel Colt. Shorty humor two-pager by Henry Boltinoff. Dale Evans--Queen of the Westerns, script by France Herron, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Steve Brodie. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Brenda Starr Vol. 2 (1948 Four Star) 8

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  • Issue #24
    Buzzy (1944) 24
    Tags: Archie
    Published Apr 1949 by DC.

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  • Issue #24
    Calling All Kids (1946) 24

    Stories and art by Vic Herman 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 investigate reports of a monster; Twinkle enters a kite contest with help from a dragon; Paddy Penguin plays baby-sitter. Marco's Puzzle Page; Twinkle, The Star That Came Down From Heaven; Marco Polar Bear; Paddy Penguin; Pop and Junior; Riddles; Play the F Game; Bobo; Pug and Curly. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #95
    Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 95

    "The Great Polar Ice Cap," "The Man Who Wanted to be Poor," "History Goes Wild," and "Captain Marvel's Long Chance." Headline Harry back-up story, "Fruitful Assignment." Capt. Kid back-up story, "Chair-Man of the Day." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #72
    Captain Marvel Jr. (1942) 72

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  • Vol. 4 #3
    Charley Jones' Laugh Book (1943 Jayhawk Press) Vol. 4 #3

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    Cover by Pal. Cartoons and jokes by readers and artists of the time. 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 64 pages, Text,(with B&W Illustrations) Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #1
    Classics Illustrated 058 The Prairie (1949) 1
    • Oxidation.

    The Prairie, 1st Printing, Line Drawing Cover. (HRN 60, 4/49). Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 8 #4
    Complete Cowboy Novel Magazine (1939-1950 Blue Ribbon Magazines) Vol. 8 #4

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  • Vol. 6 #5
    Complete Sports (1937-1955 Western Magazines) Vol. 6 #5

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  • Vol. 17 #3
    Complete Western Book Magazine (1933-1957 Newsstand) Western Supernovel Vol. 17 #3

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  • Issue #13
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 13
  • Issue #7
    Crime Detective Comics Volume 1 (1948) 7

    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Ray Willner, Al McWilliams, Clem Weisbecker and Mort Lawrence. Tales of crime and mobsters, both true and fictional, a prime example of the genre that thrived in the years before the Comics Code. The legendary sale of the island of Manhattan to Dutch settlers is portrayed as the work of a world-class con artist. Corrupt delivery workers scheme to identify and steal jewelry packages from their company. Spinster sisters Tabby and Birdie Rosebud, "the 70-year-old teenagers," have a wacky adventure involving a fugitive astronomer and an impending planetary collision. Harvest Time; Manhattan's First Con Man; The Artist; The Vise; Right on the Dot; The Rosebud Sisters: Riot in Simon's Spyglass; Tony's Best Job; The Paycheck. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #74
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 74
  • Issue #7
    Crime Must Pay The Penalty (1948) 7
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • 4" cumulative spine split.

    "The Cleveland Vulture" (art by Sid Greene), "Showdown in Abilene," "Big Gun of the Arsenal Gang," and "Jonathan Wild, Kingpin of Crime." Two page text story, "Ransom of the Dead," by John Mason. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Crimes by Women (1948) 6

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    Art by Jack Kamen and Al Davoren. 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. Irish immigrant Memphis Mae quickly establishes herself in the Chicago underworld with her murderous ways; Arva Bolling builds a fortune on the backs of the people she murdered; Sarah Rachel Russell, better known as Madame Rachel, is a British blackmailer and con artist in Victorian-era London. Cover features women fighting, but played for laughs. Memphis Mae Corey; Arva Bolling: She Killed to Live!; Murder Proceeds: $1.13; Madame Rachel; A Woman's Intuition! 32 pages, Full Color. Classic fight cover. A violent panel on page seven of "Madame Rachel" shows a woman's face dissolving in acid. In order of appearance: "Memphis Mae Corey" retitled and reprinted with modifications as "Ruthless Devil.." in All Famous Police Cases (1952-54) #12; "Arva Bolling, She Killed to Live!" art by Al Davoren; "Madame Rachel" retitled and reprinted with modifications as "Her Face of Horror.." in Spook (1954) #22; and "A Woman's Intuition!". "Murder Proceeds: $1.13" text story reprinted in Crime Incorporated (1950) #2 and Crimes by Women (1948) #15. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Dagar Desert Hawk (1948) 23

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    Art by Edmond Good and others. 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. The Dagar series concludes with a typically lurid, action-packed cover that includes elements of bondage and suggestions of torture, presaging the Comics Code battles a few years later. Dagar; Safari Cary; Tangi. Final issue under this title; numbering continues with Captain Kidd (1949) #24. Dagar made one last appearance in All Top Comics (1945 Fox) #18. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #0
    Dead End Crime Stories (1949) 0
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Other — see grading notes
    • Scuffing to inner well of slab.
    • Label #0326626006
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    • Cover oxidation.
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    • 2" spine tear from bottom of comic.

    Scarce. 52 pages. No number. painted cover. Roussos art. Cover price $0.10.