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Comic books May 1949

  • Vol. 39 #2
    10 Story Western Magazine (1936-1954 Popular) Pulp Vol. 39 #2

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  • Issue #7
    Abbott and Costello (1948 St. John) 7

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  • Issue #146
    Ace Comics (1937) 146
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    • 1" cumulative spine split. Cover detached.

    Cover by Ray Moore. Edited by Jean S. McKay. Stories and art by Charles Flanders, 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. The Phantom's horse Hero makes his dramatic debut in the Maharajah storyline, as well as on the cover of the comic; Brick Bradford enters the sacred cavern, but the natives are on to his shenanigans. 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.

  • Vol. 21 #3
    Ace-High Western Stories (1940-1951 Fictioneers) Vol. 21 #3
  • Issue #132
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 132
    Published May 1949 by DC.

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    Cover art by Al Plastino. The Secret of the Kents starring Superman, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. The Junior Planeteer starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. The Land Where East Is West starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The Thug Theatre starring Zatara, script by Joe Samachson, art by W. F. White. The Incredible Talents of Bronco Lou Hastings starring Vigilante, script by John Broome, art by Dan Barry. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • May 1949
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular) Pulp May 1949

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  • Issue #140
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 140

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Journey to the Moon, script by William Woolfolk, pencils by John Sikela, inks by Ed Dobrotka; Superboy visits the moon with an absent-minded professor. Untold Arrow Tales starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. The Sleuth of the Sea starring Aquaman, script by Otto Binder, art by John Daly. The Man Who Hated Water starring Johnny Quick, script by Otto Binder, art by Charles Sultan. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 32 #2
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  • Vol. 6 #4
    Airboy Comics (1945-1953 Hillman) Vol. 6 #4
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Two center wraps detached at single center staple.
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    • Oxidation. Water damage.

    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Paul Reinman, Bob Jenney, Jules Steiner 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 #63. No issue # on cover; Vol. 6, issue #4 in indicia. Airboy enters the boxing ring to help a friend and runs afoul of crooked fight promoters, in the second half of a two-part story. The true story of Simon Girty, who turned against American forces during the Revolutionary War. Riot O'Hara and The Flying Fool run afoul of a black marketeer who steals from air-salvage yards. Airboy; The Flying Fool; The Merkle Lesson; The Turncoat; The Discovery; The "Bad Ball" Kid; Hush Money; The Dangerous Game. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #107
    All American Western (1948-1952 DC) 107

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    Cover pencils by Alex Toth, inks by Frank Giacoia. Ads for A Date with Judy #10, Superman #57 and Real Screen Comics #23. Cheyenne Justice starring Johnny Thunder, script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Alex Toth, inks by Frank Giacoia. Ads for Western Comics #8 and Dale Evans Comics #4. A Crown for Tony Barrett featuring Overland Coach, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia. Silent Star Wins His War Bonnet, script and art by Joe Kubert. The Case of the Rustled Mule starring Minstrel Maverick, pencils by Irwin Hasen, inks by John Giunta. Cookie article by John Broome [as John Osgood], art by Raymond Perry; A discussion of the chuck wagon cook, his various cooking utensils and some of the dishes he cooks. Cowboy Flips Starring Johnny Thunder, script by Martin Naydel, art by Martin Naydel and Alex Toth; Instructions on how use the two pictures to simulate motion by flipping them. The Long Arrow starring Foley of the Fighting Fifth, script by Lee Goldsmith, pencils by Joe Kubert, inks by John Giunta. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    All Love (1949) 26

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    Alice Kirkpatrick cover. Numbering continues from Ernie Comics (1948) #25. In order of appearance: "Romance Breaker" reprinted in Ten Story Love Vol. 33 (1954) #1; "Ernie, The Singing Rivals"; "She Took Him Away!" reprinted in Love Experiences (1949) #25; and "Lily Belle, Safety in Numbers". "Chats On Charm: The Secret of Popularity, So You're the Quiet Type, You're a Good Date If..." text article reprinted as "The Charm Corner..." in Real Love (1949-56 Ace) #39, "The Secret of Popularity..." in Ten Story Love Vol. 32 (1953) #2, "Glamorize Yourself..." in Glamorous Romances (1949) #72, and "Chats on Charm..." in Ten Story Love Vol. 35 (1955) #6. Indicia states "ALL LOVE ROMANCES (formerly Ernie Comics)". 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    All Top Comics (1945 Fox) 17

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    Stories and art by Alec Hope, Gregory Page, Stan Ford, A. C. Hollingsworth and Matt Baker. A collection of adventure and superhero comics from Fox Feature Syndicate. Jungle warrior Rulah encounters Boris, an ex-opera singer in the jungle whose song means death to those who hear it.; A white jungle queen gains the touch of death and declares war on Jo-Jo's tribe; Phantom Lady accompanies her senator father on a mission to Korea and encounters the deadly Monkey Cult. Featuring art by legendary good-girl artist Matt Baker. Rulah: The Minstrel Who Sang Death!; Jo-Jo: The Death Goddess of Gama; The Last Pirate; Phantom Lady: The Mystery of the Monkey Cult; Bull's-Eye Benson: A True Crime Story. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
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    Newspaper style, black and white one-shot comic, featuring C.H. Ross's creation, Ally Sloper; plus, the famous English footballer, (Sir) Stanley Matthews. 8 Pages, B&W

  • Vol. 9 #3
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  • Issue #32
    Amazing Mysteries (1949) 32
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    • Remaindered copy. Cut extends through part of first wrap.

    First issue (continues from Sub-Mariner). First Marvel horro comic. Even in 1949, comics were coming under fire for lurid covers and content. This Marvel issue contains a letter to the reader and the reader's parents which addresses the controversy, a controversy that would grow until the advent of Frederick Wortham and the Comics Code. It makes interesting reading along with the stories in this issue. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 23 #5
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 23 #5
    • .5" Spine split from bottom.
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    May 1949. Science fiction stories by Gaston Derreaux, Alexander Blade, Frank Patton, Chester Ruppert, and Peter Worth. Illustrations by H.W. McCauley, Rod Ruth, Julian S. Krupa, and Bill Terry. Cover by McCauley. 7-in. x 10-in.; black and white; 152 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 32 #5
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    Volume 32, Issue 5 - May 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 #305
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  • Vol. 328 #5
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 328 #5

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  • Vol. 43 #3
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 43 #3
    • 3/4" Spine split from top.

    Volume 43, Issue 3 - May, 1949. Cover by Paul Orban. Science Fiction and Adventure stories. 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; black and white; 160 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #49
    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly (1943 Avon Book Company) 49

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  • Issue #40
    Basinful of Fun (1941 F.Youngman LTD) 40
    • 3/4" cumulative spine split. Cover detached.

    Vintage British humor magazine aimed primarily at men. 4 1/2-in. x 7-in., 36 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #52
    Batman (1940) 52
    Published May 1949 by DC.
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    • Remaindered copy. Interior is complete. Majority of remaining spine is split.
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    • Tears in first wrap.

    Cover by Win Mortimer. The Man With the Automatic Brain!:, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; The Thinker, using a machine he created, pretends to discover Batmans secret identity; To prevent The Thinker from achieving his goal, Bruce stages his death with Alfred's help; Vicki Vale takes a picture of Alfred tossing a dummy of Bruce into the ocean; Alfred is taken to prison for the murder of Wayne. Batman and the Vikings!, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Charles Paris; When Bruce and Dick visit the Gotham City museum, they note an image of a Viking that looks like Bruce Wayne.....and who is labeled a coward, so they visit Carter Nichols to go back in time to discover the truth. Untitled two-page Peg story by Henry Boltinoff. Fearless Wise Man text story, art by Raymond Perry. Cartoon Flips Starring Batman activity page by Martin Naydel. The Happy Victims!, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; The Joker blackmails people into setting up fake robberies; The robberies stop when he tries to blackmail Bruce Wayne. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #563
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    Published 1949 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #564
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    Published 1949 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #565
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    Published 1949 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #566
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    Published 1949 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • May 1949
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  • Issue #114
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  • Issue #101
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 101
  • Vol. 26 #2
    Black Book Detective Magazine (1933-1953 Newsstand/Hoffman/Ranger/Better) Pulp Vol. 26 #2

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  • Issue #17
    Black Cat Comics (1946 Harvey) 17

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    Edited by Leon Harvey. Cover by Lee Elias. Stories by Lee Elias, Russell Stamm, Vic Herman, and Ken Ernst. Mystery, adventure, and humor tales starring such characters as Invisible Scarlet O'Neil, Winnie the Waitress, Sally and the Gang, Mary Worth, and the Black Cat, an action hero and skilled martial artist who uses a lasso and rope. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 11

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    Edited by Charles Biro and Bob Wood. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by William Overgard, Claude Moore, George Roussos, Claude Moore, Robert Perry, Al Bare, Claude Moore, and Robert Perry. Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. A murderous sore loser stalks, with glimmering knife, toward Black Diamond and Bumpers bunk. 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • May 1949
    Black Mask (1920-1951 Pro-Distributors/Popular) Black Mask Detective Pulp May 1949

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  • Issue #11
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 11

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  • May 1949
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp May 1949

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  • Vol. 38 #5
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  • Issue #6
    Bruce Gentry (1948) 6

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    Ray Bailey, former assistant to legendary cartoonist Milton Caniff, creates his own aviator strip, with freelance pilot Bruce meeting bad guys and beautiful women in equal measure to Caniff's Terry and the Pirates. Bruce investigates when planes vanish in mid-flight after reporting bizarre objects in the sky, such as giant birds and fish. The life of pioneer aviator and air ace Billy Mitchell. Bruce investigates intrigue at a jazz club, in a story with some adorably "hep" dialogue like "Bebop Betty! She's a real gone gal!" Featuring plentiful good girl art. Flight to Nowhere; Billy Mitchell, Father of the American Air Force; Daredevil of the Skies; Cuckoo? Not Koo-Koo!; The Bedeviled Bebop. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Burroughs Bulletin (1947) Old Series 9

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    Issue #9 - May 1949. "Tarzan Interviewed" by Arthur Maxon, Hollywood Report, "The New Tarzan" by Maurice Gardner, "He's Tarzan the Tenth" by Myrtle Gebhart. Not stapled, one continuous sheet folding out to six 8 1/2-in. x 11-in. pages, black and white.

  • Issue #24
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  • Issue #72
    Captain America Comics (1941 Golden Age) 72

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    Includes: cover Pencils by Al Avison; Murder In the Mind, Pencils by Gene Colan; The Magnificent Failure Witness story; and Tricks of the Trickster, art by Ken Bald. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Captain Easy (1947 Better Publications) 16
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    • Paper: White
    • Ohio.
    • Label #2004504001
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    • Paper: Off white to white
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  • Issue #96
    Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 96
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    • Stamps on front cover.
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    Cover by C.C. Beck. Stories by Bill Woolfolk, Otto Binder and unknown. Art by C.C. Beck, Al Liederman and unknown. Captain Marvel battles futuristic automatic weapons in "The Empty City" with story by Otto Binder. Captain Marvel also stars in: "Mr. Tawny Loses Faith in Mankind" by Otto Binder and C.C. Beck; "The Big Balloon Race Around the World" with story by Bill Woolfolk; and "Never Trouble Trouble" with story by Bill Woolfolk. Plus: Captain Kid in "The Easiest Job in the World" with art by Al Liederman. And: Jon Jarl in the 2-page text story "The World Owner" with script by Otto Binder (as Eando Binder). 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #73
    Captain Marvel Jr. (1942) 73
    • 2" cumulative spine split. Cover detached.

    "The Day Gravity Stopped," "The Rich Robot," "The Treasure of Fisherman's Island," and "Hakir the Fair." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #73
    Captain Marvel Jr. (1942) Canadian 73

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    Canadian Reprint. 36 pages. 7-1/4" x 10-1/4". Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Charlie McCarthy (1949) 1

    Cover art by Harvey Eisenberg. Cast of Characters in Charlie McCarthy, Cowboy Detective, art by Harvey Eisenberg. Charlie McCarthy, Cowboy Detective, art by Harvey Eisenberg. Charlie and Mortimer at the Circus, art by Harvey Eisenberg; Mortimer gets a job at the circus bringing the elephants water. Charie McCarthy photo pinup. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Classics Illustrated 059 Wuthering Heights (1949) 1
    • Interior tearing.
    • 1 1/4" Cumulative spine split.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • 1" Cumulative spine split.

    Wuthering Heights, 1st Printing, Line Drawing Cover. (HRN 60, 5/49). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Comedy Comics (1948 Marvel) 7

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  • Issue #32
    Comic Cavalcade (1942-1954) 32
    • 2 1/2" spine split form bottom.
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    Today is Valentine's Day starring Fox and Crow, art by Jim Davis. The Trojan Cheese starring Blabber Mouse, art by Rube Grossman; Tomcat tries get into the mouse hole by hiding in a piece of cheese. Mugsy the Tough Mole starring the Raccoon Kids, art by Otto Feuer; Mugsy desperately tries to prove he's a tough guy. The Society Flower Show starring Joe Kangaroo, art by Otto Feuer; Joe has to take pictures at a flower show. The $20 Auto starring Richut. The Magnet starring Nutsy Squirrel, art by Rube Grossman. Goofy Goose's Swimming Pool, art by Rube Grossman. Let's Be Friendly starring Willy Wolf, art by Ed Dunn. Frogs Is Ignerant starring Dodo and Frog, art by Otto Feuer. 76 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 10 #3
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