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Comic books May 1949

  • Issue #8
    Johnny Hazard (1948 Standard) 8

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    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
  • 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

    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
  • 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.
    • 3/4" Spine split from top.
  • Issue #118
    Magic Comics (1939) 118

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    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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Issue #8
    My Life (1948) 8

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    Fox Feature Syndicate presents the third romance title to launch the romance comics craze, following Crestwood's "Young Romance" and Timely/Marvel's "My Romance". Suzie tries to live up to her mother's wild reputation, and gets arrested; When Jane tries to steal her sister Cathy's boyfriend, Cathy calls her a Love Pirate; Nightclub singer Gilda is torn between gangster Lucky and straight-arrow Mark, who turns out to be an FBI agent. Plus love advice to readers. Like Mother... Like Daughter!; I Was a Flirt!; Crazy in Love; My Husband Was a Two-Timer. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    My Story (1949) 5

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    Numbering continues from Zago Jungle Prince (1948) #4. In order of appearance: "My Marriage Was Doomed!"; "Was I Too Young for Love?" art by Al Davoren, retitled and reprinted as "Ungrateful Love!!" in Top Love Stories (1951) #10; and "I Tried to Buy Love" art by Eddie Schwartz. "I Was Blinded by Love" text story reprinted in Cowboy Love (1949) #29. Indicia states "MY STORY TRUE ROMANCES IN PICTURES (formerly ZAGO)". 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 13 #1
    New Detective Magazine (1941-1953 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 13 #1

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  • Issue #147
    New Funnies (1942 TV Funnies) 147
  • Vol. 24 #2
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  • Issue #31
    Nyoka the Jungle Girl (1945 Fawcett) 31
    • Cover detached at reattached with tape on spine and interior spine of cover.

    The Jungle Pirates. Tom Mix comix cards. Friends featuring Egbert the Explorer. Sausages featuring Trader Tom. Fake Fiddler Foiled Adventures of Sam Spade Wildroot Cream-Oil ad. The Dancing Bear starring Ballyhoo Barney. Jungle Hero text story by Walt Farmer. Fly Brain featuring Egbert the Explorer. The Key to the Golden Idol. The Maestro and the Prima Donna humor story. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 31 #4
    Open Road (Magazine 1919) Vol. 31 #4

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  • Issue #58
    Our Gang Comics (1943 Dell) 58

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  • Issue #8
    Outlaws (1948 D.S. Pub.) 8
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    • Water damage. Rusty staple and rust migration.
  • Issue #14
    Ozark Ike (1948) 14
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    • Paper: White
    • Label #1445063004
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    • Interior corner piece missing, does not interrupt art or story.

    "Green at the Game," "Raw Deal," "The Girl of His Dreams," "The Tricks of the Trade," and "Baseball Bum!" Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Ozzie and Babs (1947) 11
    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #0028225013

    "Social Success"; Ozzie is a terrible dancer and Babs will not go to the prom with him unless he takes some dance lessons. "Private Eye"; Ozzie becomes a private detective and in need of a case, he and Dip search for a missing businessman. Untitled story; Jives encounters a hobo with tenacity. "Decorated for Valor"; Babs and Glitter compete to decorate a house. "Blowhard's Bus" Blowhard McDuff text story by R. R. Symes. Two Comix Cards to cut out and paste on cardboard. "Algernon gets the Scoop"; Miss Frump takes Algernon and the class to see how a newspaper is printed. It becomes a lesson in mayhem. "The Good Will Ambassador"; Ozzie intervenes when he thinks an older man has his eye on Babs. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Patsy Walker (1945) 22
    • Staple rust.
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    Cover art by Al Jaffee. Food for Thought!, art by Al Jaffee. Get a Pet!, art by Al Jaffee. Baby Gets Babied!, art by Al Jaffee. Terry's Triumph text story. A Letter to Our Readers and Their Parents! text article. 2 Hey Look! humor pages by Harvey Kurtzman. The Women Hater! starring Jeanie, art by Al Jaffee. The People's Choice! starring Cindy, art by Ken Bald. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #73
    Pep Comics (1940) 73

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  • Vol. 53 #2
    Phantom Detective (1933-1953 Standard Magazines) Pulp Vol. 53 #2

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  • Vol. 35 #6
    Photoplay (1911 McFadden) Vol. 35 #6
    Published May 1949 by McFadden.

    Volume 35, Issue 6 - May 1949. Hollywood magazine. Cover Photo features Jane Wyman taken by Paul Hesse. Includes articles on Dan Dailey, Jan Powell, Elizabeth Tayloer and Vera Ralston. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 146 pages, PC/PB&W Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #60
    Planet Comics (1940 Fiction House) 60
    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #0106171004
    • 6 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Cover and centerfold detached.

    Cover by Joe Doolin. Edited by J. F. Byrne. Stories and art by George Evans, Enrico Bagnoli, Graham Ingels, Frank Fermonetti, Leonard Starr, and Charles A. Winter. The first true science fiction comic, Planet Comics featured classic space opera with square-jawed heroes, rockets, rayguns and bug-eyed aliens of every stripe. In the Lost World, Hunt and Lyssa are captured by rebels who want to join a refugee ship fleeing Earth; Auro returns to Jupiter with the power to transform into a monster; Futura struggles to survive a strange undersea world, in a story with exquisite art by Enrico Bagnoli. Another action-girl cover by Joe Doolin. The Lost World; Futura; Mysta of the Moon; Auro Lord of Jupiter; The Zogs of Xena; Life On Other Worlds: The Mystery Planets; Space Rangers; The Star Pirate. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Plastic Man (1943 Vital/Quality) 17
    • Chew damage along length of spine.

    Cover art by Jack Cole. Uno, Last Man On Earth, script by Bill Woolfolk, art by Jack Cole; The astounding Uno has come from 4 million A.D. seeking people to help him repopulate the Earth, and the first people he meets are the Rattler and his moll, Tina, who are whisked away to the future in Uno's spherical ship. Dewey Drip strip by Bernard Dibble. Salteen's Art Gallery starring Woozy Winks, art by Jack Cole. A Solvent Solution text story with Plastic Man. Slap Happy Pappy strip by Jack Cole. Plastic Man Products, script by Joe Millard, art by Jack Cole. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.