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Comic books March 1950

  • Vol. 41 #4
    10 Story Western Magazine (1936-1954 Popular) Vol. 41 #4

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  • Vol. 30 #2
    2 Detective Mystery Novels Magazine (1949-1951 Standard) Pulp Vol. 30 #2

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  • Issue #39
    4Most Vol. 8 (1949) Four Most 39

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  • Vol. 1 #3
    5 Detective Novels Magazine (1949-1953 Standard Magazines) Vol. 1 #3

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  • Vol. 1 #3
    5 Western Novels Magazine (1949-1954 Standard Magazines) Vol. 1 #3

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  • Vol. 22 #4
    Ace-High Western Stories (1940-1951 Fictioneers) Vol. 22 #4

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  • Issue #142
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 142
    Published Mar 1950 by DC.

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    Cover art by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye. The Conquest of Superman, script by Alvin Schwartz, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. Wishing World starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. Big Game in Andorra starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The Making of a Man starring Vigilante, script by Gardner Fox, art by Dan Barry. It's Fun to be Healthy! public service announcement starring Wonder Woman, script by Jack Schiff, pencils by Irwin Hasen, inks by Irwin Hasen. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 19 #7
    Action Stories (1921-1950 Fiction House) Pulp Vol. 19 #7

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  • Vol. 122 #5
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular) Pulp Vol. 122 #5

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  • Issue #150
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 150

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    Cover pencils by Al Wenzel. Superboy's Initiation, art by John Sikela; Smallhi Fraternity invites Clark to join as a joke, so they can humiliate him with initiation stunts. The Boy Who Went to Sea starring Aquaman, script by Joe Samachson, art by John Daly. House ad for Action Comics, Star Spangled Comics, and Detective Comics. The Spectre's Magic Formula starring Johnny Quick, script by Joe Samachson, art by Ralph Mayo. The Ten-Century Lie starring Shining Knight, script by Joe Samachson, art by Frank Frazetta. The Green Arrow Contest, script by George Kashdan, art by George Papp. It's Fun to Be Healthy public service announcement starring Wonder Woman, script by Jack Schiff, pencils by Irwin Hasen. 52 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #147
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) Canadian Price Variant 147

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    March-April 1950 Canadian Reprint. Cover art by Al Plastino. Clark Kent – Orphan, art by John Sikela; When Ma and Pa fly to Alaska to attend Aunt Martha's wedding they get lost in a plane crash and Clark is put up for adoption. The Man Who Was Rescued 100 Times starring Aquaman, script by Otto Binder, art by John Daly. The Speed Crimes starring Johnny Quick, art by Ralph Mayo. The Bangs That Boomerang starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. Public service announcement with Green Arrow and the Red Feather Kid, script by Jack Schiff, art by George Papp. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Adventures into the Unknown (1950 Arnold Book Co.) UK Edition 3

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    Cover by Ogden Whitney. Reprints Forbidden Worlds (1952) #60. 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #3
    Adventures of Alan Ladd (1949) 3
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    • 3" cumulative spine split.
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    Cover photo of Theda Hall and Emerson Hall. Letter from Gertrude Nixson, Chair of the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency Committee of the Women's National Institute awarding the 1949 Medal of Honor to National Comics Publications for "constructive advancement in comic books. The Girl Who Bought a Movie Star, art by Ruben Moreira; A rich heiress hires a double to act for her in movies. Alan Ladd -- Stunt Man!, art by Ruben Moreira; Alan becomes a stunt man to help an old friend finish a picture. The Two Lives of a French Actress--Untold Tales of Filmland, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti; A French actress ruins her reputation by appearing to collaborate with the Nazis. My Favorite Role--Whispering Smith, pencils by Ed Smalle, inks by Charles Paris. Lines by Ladd text story by Alan Ladd (text probably ghost-written by Jack Miller). Stand Up for Sportsmanship public service announcement starring Batman & Robin, script by Jack Schiff, pencils by Win Mortimer, inks by Stan Kaye. The Jet Pilot from Hollywood starring Alan Ladd, art by Ruben Moreira. 52 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1949) 3

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    Based on radio show. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Airboy Comics Vol. 07 (1950 Hillman) 2
    • 3" spine split from base of comic.

    Cover by Ernest Schroeder. Stories and art by Bob Powell 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 #73. No issue # on cover; Vol. 7, issue #2 in indicia. Airboy encounters the strange White Apes of China and a shipwrecked junk in the Aleutians. A manufacturer's dynamite threatens to plunge a village into an underground river, and only The Heap can stop it. The true story of legendary Russian explorer and folk hero Yermak Timofeyevich, in the era of Ivan the Terrible. Airboy; The Heap; Yermak of the Steppes; The Breaks of the Game; Championship Stuff. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #112
    All American Western (1948-1952 DC) 112
    • 1" spine split from bottom.

    Cover pencils by Alex Toth, inks by Joe Giella. Letter from the Women's International Exposition explaining why National Comics Publications is being awarded he Medallion of Honor from the Women's International Exposition. Double Danger starring Johnny Thunder, script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Alex Toth, inks by Joe Giella. The Double Duel at Red Creek featuring Overland Coach, pencils by Irwin Hasen, inks by Bob Lander. Ad for Feature Films #1. Batman and Robin Stand Up for Sportsmanship! public service announcement starring Batman and Robin, script by Jack Schiff, pencils by Win Mortimer, inks by Charles Paris. Balloon Bandits of Silver City starring Minstrel Maverick, pencils by Irwin Hasen, inks by Bernard Sachs. The Case of the Thirty Heroes--Epics of the Texas Rangers, art by John Giunta. The Prairie Pay-Off starring Foley of the Fighting Fifth, script by John Broome, pencils byJoe Kubert, inks by John Giunta. Fill Yuh Full Of Lead humor page starring Pot-Shot Pete by Harvey Kurtzman. Ad for Miss Melody Lane #1. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 2 #3
    All-Story Western (1949-1950 New Publications) Pulp Vol. 2 #3

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  • Vol. 24 #3
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 24 #3

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    March 1950. Cover by Robert Gibson Jones. Science fiction stories by Robert Abernathy "The Ultimate Peril", H.B. Hickey, E.K. Jarvis, William F. Temple, Ward Moore, and Craig Browning. Illustrations by Leo Ramon Summers, Edmond Swiatek, Rod Ruth, and Julian S. Krupa. 7-in. x 10-in.; black and white; 196 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 6 #3
    Amazing Stories Quarterly (1940-1943 Ziff-Davis) Pulp 2nd Series Vol. 6 #3

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  • SPRING 1950
    Amazing Stories Quarterly (1947-1951 Ziff-Davis) Pulp 3rd Series SPRING 1950

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  • Vol. 330 #3
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 330 #3

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  • Vol. 45 #1
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 45 #1

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    March 1950. Cover by Hubert Rogers. Stories: "To The Stars"(Conclusion) by L. Ron Hubbard, "New Foundations" by Wilmar H. Shiras, "The Mercenaries" by H. Beam Piper, "Regulations Provide" by Raymond F. Jones, and "Conformity Expected" by H. B. Fyfe. Article: "Our Turbulent Atmosphere"(Part 1) by Willy Ley. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.75-in., 162 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #1
    Atomic Spy Cases (1950) 1
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    Art by Wally Wood, Manny Stallman and Myron Fass. Painted cover by Norman Saunders. Tales of espionage and atomic secrets from the dawn of the Cold War. The secret story behind an atomic blast near a remote Nevada town; A beautiful redhead is secretly a master spy, in a story with early art by the legendary Wally Wood; An heirloom watch puts foreign correspondent Les Chalmers on the trail of escaped Nazi war criminals. Operation H. M.; Devil in Petticoats; One Fatal Mistake; The Trail of the Family Heirloom; Donovan of Central Intelligence. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 3 #1
    Baseball Stories (1938-1954 Fiction House) Pulp Vol. 3 #1

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  • Issue #57
    Batman (1940) 57
    Tags: Batman
    Published Mar 1950 by DC.

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    Cover by Win Mortimer. The Trial of Bruce Wayne!, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; Bruce Wayne stands trial for the custody of Dick Grayson; Batman intervenes and helps uncover the conspiracy orchestrated by a man that is trying to discredit Bruce Wayne's good name. The Walking Mummy!, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; A Gotham Museum archeologist finds the mummy of an ancient criminal in Egypt and takes back to Gotham; Thanks to a curse, the mummy walks among the living and begins a crime spree. 1950 Batman and Robin Calendar, art by Win Mortimer. One-page Peg story by Henry Boltinoff. The Bet That Made History text article, art by Raymond Perry. Casey the Cop -page story by Henry Boltinoff. One-page Daffy & Doodle story. The Funny Man Crimes!, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; In prison, the Joker is upset at the current and most famous comedians as he thinks they don't deserve their reputation. The Joker breaks out of jail and performs a series of criminal stunts to convince people that he is the best comedian around; Batman and Robin intervene. Stand Up for Sportsmanship public service announcement with Batman and Robin, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 9 #1
    Beauty Parade (1941-1956 Harrison Publications) Vol. 9 #1

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  • Vol. 29 #1
    Black Book Detective Magazine (1933-1953 Newsstand/Hoffman/Ranger/Better) Pulp Vol. 29 #1

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    Spring 1951. The Black Bat in "The Dangerous Corpse" by "G. Wayman Jones" (Norman Daniels); "Murder Stalks the Big Top" by H.C. Butler; "The Unarmed Sniper" by Len Zinberg; "The Purse" by Harold Helfer; "A Little Psychology" by Arnold Grant; and "See You at the Morgue" by Russell Branch. Pulp magazine format; black and white; 112 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.20.

  • Vol. 34 #2
    Black Mask (1920-1951 Pro-Distributors/Popular) Black Mask Detective Pulp Vol. 34 #2

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    March 1950. Detective and mystery stories by Fred Lane "Slayer at Sea", Frederick C. Davis, Dean Evans, Hank Searls, Walter Snow, Bryce Walton, and John P. Foran. 7" x 9 1/2"; black and white; 130 pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #8
    Black Rider (1951) 8

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    Black Rider & his horse Satan begin. 36 pages. Photo cover of Stan Lee dressed as Black Rider. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 16
    • 1/2" spine split from bottom.

    1st Harvey issue. "The Circus Comes to Town" and "Home, Sweet Home!" Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 90 #5
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp Vol. 90 #5

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  • Issue #3
    Bold Stories (1950) 3

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    March 1950 issue

  • Issue #51
    Boy Comics (1942) 51
    • Paper: Off white to white

    Cover by Norman Maurer. Stories and art by Norman Maurer, William Overgard, Frank Borth, C.H. Moore, Al Borth, and Charles Biro. An anthology title from publisher Lev Gleason and his primary creator, Charles Biro, featuring teen hero Crimebuster and his nemesis Iron Jaw. A man with an "inferiority complex" finds new strength with the help of C.B. A villain's words can be as deadly as a weapon. A jealous partner puts C.B. in a fix that the cover describes as a "hair stander upper. Crimebuster: The Jealous Partner; The Man Who Made Words Kill; The Deaf One; Little Wise Guys: Mr. Toodley's Tire. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Broadway Romances (1950) 2

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    Photo Cover by Len Ufland of Bobbie Moore. Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Featuring: "Glittering Desire" starring Emma, Eric Joder, Grissa Neilson and Todd Bond; "Kisses Without Passion" starring John Chaney, Pete Lansing and Rene Maris; "I Lied for Love" starring Ben Barclay, Chris Darby, Jeff Whiting and Sandy Powell; and "Body and Soul" starring Bradna Bentley, Dan Selby, Frankie, Rolph Hagan and Ziggy Zagat. Plus: 1-page text story "Her Name in Lights"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Buccaneers (1950) 20
    Published Mar 1950 by Quality.

    Cover by Reed Crandall & Chuck Cuidera. Stories by unknown. Art by Reed Crandall & Chuck Cuidera, Bill Ward and unknown. Captain Daring must rescue a treaty from a sunken ship in an untitled story! Also featuring untitled tales of Eric Falcon and The Spanish Main. Plus: Black Roger in "Jaril the Renegade"! And: Captain Strike in 1-page text story "Captain Strike's Downfall"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 56 #6
    California Pelican (1903-1988 A.S.U.C) Vol. 56 #6

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    Volume 56, Issue 6 - March 1950. University of California, Berkeley student magazine, published from 1903 to 1988. Features cartoons, articles, and advertisements for local business. 8-in. x 11-in., 40 pages, Text (with B&W images) Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #3
    Campus Romances (1949) 3

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    Art by Jerry Grandenetti, Manny Stallman, John Giunta and Ed Waldman. Tales of romance at the university. Visiting coed Debra falls for penniless artist Jacques in France, but her family arrives to intervene; Jane reunites with the handsome musician she dated in college; A tragic accident results in Lorry and Tad being expelled from school and becoming town pariahs. Featuring a painted cover reprinted from one of Avons paperbacks. My Latin Love; I Missed Love's Signals; Can Money Buy Love?; You're All I Ever Wanted; Reputation Thrown Away! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #106
    Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 106
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    Captain Marvel stars in "The Plague of Lies," "The Laughing Peril," "Captain Marvel Fights the Menace of the Moon," and "The Town That Never Heard of Crime." Captain Kid stars in "The Lucky Sign." Two-page Jon Jarl text story, "Interplanetary Colony" by Eando Binder. This issue has 2 Rod Cameron "Comix Cards," small pictures (slightly smaller than a trading card) that were printed at the end of a story; the reader was supposed to cut them and paste them on cardboard. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #83
    Captain Marvel Jr. (1942) 83
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    • 2" cumulative spine split, cover detached at one staple.

    Capt. Marvel Jr. in "Capt. Marvel Jr. Fights the Great Brain," "Professor Hoomperdink's Hat," "Capt. Marvel Jr. Battles the Fog Men," and "The Man Who Lived History!" Kanvasback in "Party Palooka." Capt. Kid in "The Little Killer." Two Comix Cards feature Rod Cameron. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #3
    Captain Zero (1949-1950 Popular) Pulp Vol. 1 #3

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    Mar 1950. Cover by Rafael DeSoto. Detective and Mystery stories. Full length story by G. T. Fleming Roberts "The Golden Murder Syndicate", and also Don James "Danger - Dead Ahead!". 7" x 9 1/4"; black and white; 130 pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #1
    Classics Illustrated 069 Around the World in 80 Days (1950) 1
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    Around the World in 80 Days, 1st Printing, Line Drawing Cover. (HRN 70, 3/50). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Classics Illustrated 069 Around the World in 80 Days (1950) 3
    • Staple rust.

    Around the World in 80 Days, 3rd Printing, Line Drawing Cover. (HRN 125). Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #8
    Classics Illustrated 069 Around the World in 80 Days (1950) 8

    Around the World in 80 Days, 8th Printing, Painted Cover. (HRN 167). Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #37
    Comic Cavalcade (1942) 37
    Published Mar 1950 by DC.

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    Cover art by Rube Grossman. What an odor! starring Fox and the Crow, art by James F. Davis; The Fox invents a chemical that makes anything taste delicious. I just picked up Tom Cat on the radar screen! starring Blabber Mouse, art by Rube Grossman. Some flying, huh? starring Raccoon Kids, art by Otto Feuer. Scientists claim there is gold in the ocean starring Dodo and the Frog, art by Otto Feuer. Ye Ozzie Owl General Store, art by Otto Feuer. Oh Boy--- Jelly Beans! Yummy! starring Nip and Chip, art by Otto Feuer. Stand Up For Sportsmanship public service announcement starring Batman and Robin, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. Choose me in! starring Goofy Goose, art by Rube Grossman. Curiosity Killed the Cat starring Nutsy Squirrel, art by Rube Grossman. 76 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #70
    Comics on Parade (1938) 70
  • Vol. 24 #1
    Complete Love Magazine (1938-1951 Periodical House) Pulp Vol. 24 #1

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  • Issue #3
    Cowboy Romances (1949) 3

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  • Issue #65
    Crack Western (1949) 65
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    • Tape over 5" centerfold tear.

    Cover by Paul Gustavson. Stories by unknown. Art by Reed Crandall and unknown. The blacksmith is a strong and fearless man, but he is afraid of riding horses in the Dead Canyon Days story "The Man Afraid of a Saddle"! Plus: The government has opened the Concho Valley Territory for settlement and a colonel and his daughter get into trouble when staking their claim in an untitled Arizona Ames story. Also: A US Marshal has been murdered when investigating crooked games in a dance hall. Two-Gun Lil takes a job as a singer to find out who killed the Marshal in "The Dance Hall of Death"! And: Arizona Ames in 1-page text story "The Other Gun"! Plus: At the anniversary of the town's founding, all guns are laid aside and outlaws take advantage of this in the Frontier Marshal story "The Day of Empty Holsters"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 24
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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Reed Crandall, Joseph Gagliardi and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. Cop Alan discovers that his old pal Bruce is the robber his squad is looking for, just as Bruce abducts Alan's love Doris. A retired criminal helps the cops track a gang that's robbing hospitals. Detectives seek acrobatic but otherwise inept thieves, in a story with early art by comics legend Reed Crandall. My Friend Was a Murderer; The Men Who Stole a Brain; On the Level; Stop -- Look -- and Kill!; Our Police Hall of Fame; The Strange Story of the Clumsy Thieves; This'll Kill Ya! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #85
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 85

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Tony DiPreta, Fred Guardineer, Claude Moore, Fred Kida and Charles Biro. The title that launched the crime comics genre, Crime Does Not Pay was noted for its violent pre-Code content and lurid tales of underworld life. Mr. Crime narrates the tale of Ape, Frank and Jim, killers caught fleeing police on a window-washer's platform high up on a building. Ex-con Bob gets a new job with his shady pal Dave, but Bob's wife is concerned that Dave is a racketeer. A cop goes undercover to infiltrate the Bayfront Mob, whose mysterious boss communicates with the gang through recorded messages. Police Teamwork and 3 Blind Rats!; Confession of a Racketeer's Widow; This'll Kill Ya; On the Level; Our Police Hall of Fame; The Ambitious Frank Hardy; Who Dunnit? 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.