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Comic books May 1949

  • Issue #1
    Gunsmoke (1949 Western Comics) 1

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    Cover by Graham Ingels. Stories by unknown. Art by Graham Ingels and unknown. Blazing stories of the West! In this issue: Gunsmoke in an untitled story with art by Graham Ingels; The Commanche Kid in an untitled story; "Billy the Kid" 2-page text story; A True Western story "The Butchering Espinosa's"; and "The Masked Marvel Avenges Murder From Hiding" with art by Ingels. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #65
    Ha Ha Comics (1943) 65
    Published May 1949 by ACG.

    Art by Ken Hultgren and Jack Bradbury. Funny-animal mayhem from Creston, an imprint of independent publisher ACG, with art by cartooning legend Dan Gordon. "Doc" E. Z. Duzit works as a vet for circus animals to keep from being evicted from his tree; On a rainy day, Professor Weirdbeard finds that moths have destroyed his umbrellas. Robespierre; "Doc" E. Z. Duzit; Teepee Tim; Tale of a Bumbershoot; Shilly and Shally. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 7 #7
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  • Issue #54
    Heroic Comics (1940) 54

    Painted cover by A. Thompson. Stories and art by Ed Moore and Phil Berube. Non-fiction comics featuring true tales of heroism from everyday people and courage on the battlefield. A teen makes a dangerous leap from a bridge to save a drowning man; A cartoonist saves a woman from a shark attack; A passing spectator rescues a firefighter from a burning building. Plunge for Life; Death Trap; Mile a Minute Rescue; Without Hesitation; Human Torch; Perilous Rescue; The Hero in the Wings; Gold Medals for Boy Heroes; Joey Oakes; Inferno; Harry Greb; Reel Life Rescue; The Lifesaver Who Couldn't Swim; Kate Shelley Stops the Limited; The Blanket Rescue; Houseboat Heroines; Citizen Saves Fireman; Life Saving Scout; Courage Conquers Fear. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #58
    Hit Comics (1940) 58
    Published May 1949 by Quality.

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  • Issue #31
    Hopalong Cassidy (1943 Fawcett/DC) 31

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    Hopalong Cassidy stars in "Strange Explosions," "The Man in the Red Cape," "The Bow and Arrow Menace," "Mutiny in the Court," and "The Unknown Assailant." Whitney Whiskers stars in "Cooped Up." Two-page text story, "Phony Injuns." Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 10 #6
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  • Vol. 26 #5
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  • Issue #11
    Jack Armstrong (1947) 11

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    Stories and art by Howard Larsen, Tom Bib, Vic Herman and Jack Sparling. Adventure comics and stories featuring radio hero Jack Armstrong and crime-busting scientist Vic Hardy. Jack and the gang discover a lost Mayan city in South America; Vic Hardy uses X-rays to investigate a series of mysterious car crashes; Jack encounters gangsters during a big rowing race. Champions of the Boxing World!; The Lost City; The X-Ray Eye; Billy Breaks the Ice; Return of the Outlaw; Vic Hardys Crime Clues; Alaskan Adventure; Race Against Doom. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    Jeanie Comics (1947) 25

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  • Issue #27
    Jo-Jo Comics (1945) 27
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    • Cover detached.
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    • 2" Cumulative spine split. Water damage and mold.

    In order of appearance: "Jo-Jo Congo King, Lost Legions..."; "Jo-Jo Congo King, The Cobra Kiss..." reprinted as "The Cobra Kiss." in Ghostly Weird Stories (1953) #121; "The Vengeance of Voodoo! The Case of the Shrunken Heads!" reprinted as "The Case of the Shrunken Heads.." in Ghostly Weird Stories (1953) #121; and "Jo-Jo Congo King, The Slave Traders of Death". "The Slave Trader" text story reprinted in Zoo Funnies (1953 2nd Series Capitol/Charlton) #10. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #32
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 32

    Cover by Ham Fisher (credited). Stories and art by Ham Fisher, Tom Doerer and Bob Powell. Ham Fisher's comic-strip boxer has adventures both inside and outside the ring. Escaping the thugs, Knobby and Jerry race to the scene of Joe's latest fight, hoping to give him the will to carry on. Plus true tales of athletic greats, including Babe Ruth and legendary race horse Man O' War. Joe Palooka; Story Session; The Fight That Joe Was Sure to Lose; Babe Ruth Was Smart; Fowl Play; Winnie the Waitress; The Prizefighter and the Lady; Joe Palooka's Album; Sportales; True-Thrilling Sport Short: The Mighty Man O' War; Sportopics: Jim Londos. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Johnny Hazard (1948 Standard) 8

    Johnny Hazard in "Wolf at Bay," "Capture as a Hostage," "Murder in the Mountain," and "The Battle of Giants!" Art and cover by Frank Robbins. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    Joker Comics (1942) 37
    • 3 1/2" Spine split from top.
  • Issue #123
    Jumbo Comics (1938) 123
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Spine split seal.

    In order of appearance: "Sheena, Queen of the Jungle" art by Robert Webb; "The Ghost Gallery" art by Jack Kamen; "Sky Girl" art by Matt Baker; "Stuart Taylor in Weird Stories of the Supernatural" and "ZX-5" art by Jack Kamen; and "The Hawk" art by Robert Webb. "World Adventurers, Part 1" text story. 52 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #113
    Jungle Comics (1940 Fiction House) 113
    • 1" spine split from bottom. Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover art by John Celardo. "Two-Tusked Terror!", art by John Celardo; Trader Larsen disguises himself as KaƤnga, hoping to induce the Blongas to trade with his company. Untitled story, art by Maurice Whitman; Gerald plots with the witch doctor Toguli to have Gerald's niece, Natalie, killed by the local villagers by leading them to believe that she is the demon leopard, Zan-Sar Blanche; Gerald hopes that with Natalie's death, he can secure control of her gold mines. Untitled story, art by Dan Zolnerowich; To investigate the disappearance of many convict laborers from the Merrill mine, Captain Terry Thunder disguises himself as a convict; His imposture is discovered by the mine supervisor who uses it against him by suggesting that he can escape if he will deliver a bag of diamonds to an accomplice; Terry takes the bag and is attacked by Ali Bey's hunting leopards. Untitled story; Thorndyke, a big game hunter, tells his fellow hunters about his encounter with Simba. Thirsty Gamble" text story, art by Joe Doolin. Untitled story, art by Henry Kiefer; Sirdah captures Wambi's new friend, Kim-ki the deer, and challenges Wambi to battle him for the deer's release; As the battle begins, Wambi pretends to run in fear from the tiger who pursues him to the swamp, where Sirdah's charge lands him in a mud pit. Untitled story, pencils by Matt Baker; Mansfield, seeking his actress-daughter who is lost in the jungle, learns that his daughter has been killed by N'kara, chieftaness of a local tribe; He goes to Camilla with his information and Camilla vows that the daughter will be avenged. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #34
    Junior Miss (1944) 34

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  • Issue #9
    Justice Traps the Guilty (1947) 9
    • 8.5" Cumulative spine split.
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby. This Way to the Gallows, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon; the story of Gordon Hamby, the Gentleman Bank Robber, who found that the law treated him as roughly as it did crooks who had no manners at all. The Hot Car Thugs, pencils by Warren Broderick; a true case in which police catch car vandals. The Plot Against Old Moneybags, pencils by Vic Donahue. No Bodies Murder text story. The Last Mistake of Fatal Louise, pencils by Nicholson, inks by John Belfi. Wille the Actor, pencils by Bill Draut. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Kid Colt Outlaw (1948) 5
    • Staple rust with migration. Water damage.
    • Staple rust migration. Centerfold detached at one staple.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1571255018

    Cover pencils by Syd Shores, inks by John Buscema. "Sign of the Scarecrow," pencils by Mike Becker and Syd Shores; The Scarecrow has been forcing local cattle owners to sell him their beef cheap; When he confronts Herb Latimer demanding he sell his cows at $2 a head, Latimer refuses and is gunned down. "Blaze Calls a Bluff," inks by Mike Becker; Blaze Carson is watching over a poker game at the saloon during a rainy night and takes not how banker Morton is having a string of bad luck and is losing big time; Suddenly, there is an explosion at the bank which sends Carson and Morton to investigate. "Mystery of the Missing Mine" text story, pencils by Syd Shores. "His Greatest Gamble," art by Russ Heath; Kid Colt is riding in the desert when he comes across a tenderfoot out in the heat just about ready to be buzzard meat; Giving the man some water and riding him back to Wolf Pass, Kid Colt learns that the man is named Jon Cannon who arrived in town the day before and was tricked into gambling and was cleaned out by Hawk Rowan, a local gambler, and made broke. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Kid Eternity (1946 1st Series) 15

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  • Issue #17
    Kilroys (1947) 17

    The Kilroys (Americas Funniest Family!) combined the family humor of the then-new sitcom format with Archie-style teen hijinks featuring Katie, Natch, and pal Solid Jackson. The early covers made use of the Kilroy Was Here joke meme from World War II. Natch paints the porch just before Mr. Kilroys boss arrives for an ill-timed visit; Solid Jackson tries to get Frank Sinatra to appear at the school dance; Natch and Wilbur compete to get Judy a giant box of candy for Valentines Day. Wet Paint; I Was Speeding, Officer!; Darling Betty; Solid Jackson; William; Something Borrowed, Something Blah; To Judy, with Love! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 4 #4
    Leading Western (1945-1950 Trojan Magazines) Pulp Vol. 4 #4

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  • Issue #8
    Leave It to Binky (1948) 8

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    Cover art by Bob Oksner. Jealousy, Thy Name is Woman, script by Hal Seeger, pencils by Bob Oksner; When Binky spots Peggy in the ice cream parlor with Sherwood, he grabs another girl and makes certain Peggy sees her with him. Fight For Your Right to Back Down, script by Sheldon Mayer, pencils by Sheldon Mayer (layouts) and Bob Oksner, inks by Bob Oksner; Sherwood propositions Peggy and gets Binky's jealousy up. Ball of Fire, art by Bob Oksner; The senior class is debating whether or not to make the prom a costume ball. When Opportunity Knocks, script and pencils by Sheldon Mayer; Encouraged by Uncle Snootly's confidence in him, Binky goes looking for opportunity. The Forgotten Birthday, script by Sheldon Mayer, art by Bob Oksner; Allergy is the only member of the family who remembers what special day it is. Money For Nothing, script by Hal Seeger, art by Bob Oksner; When Allergy becomes Binky's only source of money in an emergency, he's forced to take his little brother along on his date with Peggy. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 26 #5
    Liberty (1924-1950 Macfadden) Vol. 26 #5

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    May 4, 1946. Fiction and non-fiction stories with illustrations. 8.5-in. x 11.5-in.; black and white; 52 pages. Cover price $0.05.

  • Issue #2
    Life Story (1949) 2

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    Vol. 1, No. 2. "Darling Mine," "I Destroyed My Love," "The Way of My Heart," "On the Altar of Romance." Photo cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Little Lulu (1948 Dell/Gold Key) 11

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    Cover art by John Stanley. Housekeeper Wanted; Lulu has to go through an initiation to join the Fellers' club. A Clothes Call; Lulu loses her pop's suit on the way to the dry cleaner's. The Prince In the Pool; Lulu tells Alvin about a monster living at the bottom of a deep pool. Tubby's Uncle; Tubby is embarrassed to be taking his mother's dress dummy across town. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Lone Ranger (1948 Dell) 11
    • Oxidation.

    Promo for subscriptions to Dells Lone Ranger comic. The Lone Ranger and The Army Pay Roll Plot, art by Charles Flanders; The Lone Ranger must guard an Army payroll being shipped by riverboat from Council Bluffs to Pine Landing. The Lone Ranger and The Devil on Horseback, art by Charles Flanders; "Rance" Keller blackmails a sheriff to help him rob a bank. Uncle Billy and the Doolin Gang text article by Carl Smith. A Fiery Defense; Separated from a hunting party, Young Hawk and Little Buck must fight off a pack of wolves with fire. Facts about the False-Face Society of the Iroquois Nation and their wooden masks. Portrait of Chief Two-Guns White Calf (1872-1934), a Blackfoot chief whose visage was one of those used in the design of the Indian Head Nickel coin. Based on the popular Western TV series. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #91
    Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (1941 Dell) 91

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  • Vol. 37 #4
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  • Vol. 19 #1
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  • Issue #6
    Love Romances (1949) 6

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    Photo Cover. Edited by Stan Lee. Stories by unknown. Art by Ken Rice?, Mike Sekowsky, Pete Tumlinson, Christopher Rule?, Pete Riss?, George Klein? and unknown. Featuring: "My Stolen Love!"; "Hearts Dance on High!"; "A Love to Fight For!"; "Love Cannot Die!"; and "Man Trap!" Plus: 2-page text story "Dream of Love"! Also: Let's Talk Over Your Love Romances! letters page. 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 28 #1
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  • Issue #36
    Love Tales (1949) 36
    Published May 1949 by Atlas.

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  • Issue #2
    Lovecraft Collector (1949) Fanzine 2

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    Fanzine By Ray Zorn for Lovecraft Collectors. Features Myths by August Derleth and marketability of collectibles. 8 1/2-in. x 5 1/2-in. 4 Pages B&W.

  • Issue #23
    Lovers (1952) 23
    Published May 1949 by Marvel.

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  • Issue #118
    Magic Comics (1939) 118

    Cover by Joe Musial. Edited by Margery McKay (sometimes credited as G. Whiz). Stories and art by Lee Falk, Phil Davis, Billy Warren, Robert Storm, Mel Graff, Carl Anderson, Clayton Knight, Chic Young, and Joe Musial. Lee Falk's adventurer Mandrake the Magician gets top billing in this anthology series featuring reprints of King Features Syndicate comic strips. Mandrake becomes deeply involved in the war between Mechanica and Flora; Secret Agent X-9 faces a roadblock in his pursuit of enemy agents. Mandrake the Magician; Heroes on Wings; Tweedy; Secret Agent X-9; On the Rainbow Trail; Henry; Blondie. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 5 #5
    Mammoth Western (1945-1951 Ziff-Davis) Pulp Vol. 5 #5

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  • Issue #35
    Marvel Family (1945) 35

    "Battle of the Berserk Machine!" Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
    Marvel Family (1945) Canadian Edition 35

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    "Battle of the Berserk Machine!" Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #103
    Master Comics (1940 Fawcett) 103

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  • Vol. 40 #3
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  • Issue #22
    Miss America Magazine Vol. 7 (08/47 to 03/52) 22

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  • Issue #85
    Modern Comics (1945) 85
    • Centerfold detached.

    Cover art by Reed Crandall. Untitled stories starring Blackhawk (pencils by Crandall, inks by Chuck Cuidera), Ezra, Will Bragg (script and art by Paul Gustavson), and Torchy (script and art by Bill Ward). Pinetop Cure text story starring Blackhawk. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 36 #12
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  • Vol. 38 #6
    Modern Screen Magazine (1930-1985 Dell Publishing) Vol. 38 #6

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    Volume 38, Issue 6 - May 1949. Alan Ladd photo cover. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in. 110 Pages B&W. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #36
    Monte Hale Western (1948) 36
  • Issue #7
    Moon Girl and the Prince (1947) 7

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    "The Fiends Who Fight With Fire," "The Man Who Played with the Stars," and "The Menace From the Moon!" Sheldon Moldoff art and cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 77 #4
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  • Issue #181
    Movie Story Magazine (1937-1951 Fawcett) Pulp 181

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  • Issue #10
    Murder Incorporated (1948 1st Series) 10

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    In order of appearance: "Wild Bill Lovett!" retitled and reprinted as "White Hand Horror!!" in Startling Terror Tales (1952-53 1st Series) #12; "Two-Gun Crowley" art by Robert Q. Sale, reprinted from Crime Does Not Pay (1942) #46 and in Hunted (1950) #13 and Crime Does Not Pay Archives HC (2012 Dark Horse) #7-1ST; and "The Bush Brothers, Spawn of Evil". "The Living Death!" text story reprinted in Spectacular Stories Magazine (1950) #4. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.