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Zip Comics (1940) comic books graded by CGC

  • Item #48153197
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    Published Jul 1940 by MLJ Magazines.
    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #0078148012

    Edited by Abner Sundell. Cover art by Charles Biro. "The Blair Snatch" starring Steel Sterling, script by Abner Sundell, art by Charles Biro; Doris Cummins is kidnapped. "Catastrophe On Coney Island," script by Harry Shorten, art by Irv Novick; Protection racketeers operate at Coney Island. "The Phantom Killer of Copper Bluffs," art by Frank Volp; A killer makes a red circle on a shaving mug and two days later the mug's owner has his throat cut. "Showdown With Abdul," script by Harry Shorten, art by Robert Pious; Kate Goodwill is captured by Abdul, the slave hunter, and kept for ransom. "A Decoy For Schultz" starring War Eagles, art by Ed Smalle, Jr.; A decoy plane is sent up to trap Herr Schultz. "The Speedy Jackrabbit" non-fiction text story; About the speed of jackrabbits. "The Monsoon Strikes," script by Abner Sundell, art by Mort Meskin; The pirate junk of Yat Sing is crashed against the rocks, and both friend and foe are cast ashore. "The Gorilla Gambit," script by Abner Sundell, art by Edd Ashe; A big killer gorilla is turned loose at the New York World's Fair to cash in on the insurance on him if shot. "Curse of the Egyptasia Tomb," script by Joe Blair, art by Elmer Wexler; Two Orientals have come to take Prof. Lorenz back to Egyptasia where he found the magic doorway to the sacred tomb; He is to be sacrificed to the ancient king Ankkaman. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #49069012
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    • Restored: C1
    • Paper: Off white
    • Restoration includes: tear seal to cover. Staples replaced. (Tape on interior cover.)
    • Label #2016153003
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    Edited by Harry Shorten. Cover art by Charles Biro. "The Prison Break Racket," script by Joe Blair, art by Charles Biro; Steel "kidnaps" Dora to get to jail and find out who is behind the many jailbreaks. "To Slay a Giant," script and art by Louis Golden; Dick and his father are going back to the Magic Forest to rescue friends from the giant and bring them back safely to Panora. "The Mobsters and the Cowboys," art by Frank Volp; City gangsters against riders of the range. "Death In the Wilkins Hotel," script by Joe Blair, art by Sam Cooper; The description of the suspect of the murder case at Hotel Wilkins sounds like the brother of Miss Lorentz. "Captured By Ware," script by Joe Blair, art by Ed Smalle; The Eagles are picked up by a German U-boat, but they manage to take over the sub. "Desert Ambush," script by Joe Blair, art by Mort Meskin; Tania, Ronnie and Dallas are taken prisoner by the Japanese and are to be shot. "The Protective Insurance Murders," script by Harry Shorten, art by Carl Hubbell; Two people are killed for not paying their life insurance policy to an extortion ring. "The Karlsgood Caverns Mystery," script by Joe Blair, art by Lin Streeter; Zambini is looking for a man down in the famous Karlsgood Caverns. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #49460781
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #2030549008
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    Edited by Harry Shorten. Cover art by Charles Biro. "Ling Yung, Crime-Master of Chinatown," script by Joe Blair, art by Charles Biro; The Man of Steel (Steel Sterling), a master of disguise, outfits himself as a derelict of the streets to solve killings and robberies in China Town. "Framed for Murder" Dicky in the Magic Forest story, script by Louis Golden; On his way home, Farenwell buys a bow and arrow from a stranger, and a moment later a girl is killed by an arrow. "Black Bart and the Gambling House Murder," art by Frank Volp; Rancher Wilkins is killed by Black Bart, and only his daughter left to take care of all the cattle; Nevada and Joe ride up to help her against the bandits. "The Druid Curse," script by Joe Blair, art by Sam Cooper; Unless Mister Black returns his rare book of secret ancient rites to the Druid Tribe, he will be killed. "Air Drive on Gibraltar," script by Joe Blair, art by Ed Smalle; The twins are ordered to Gibraltar as there are rumors of a large German air force in Spain, with unknown purpose. "Facing the Firing Squad," script by Joe Blair, art by Mort Meskin; Valor, stranded with Zeke's troup of wrestlers, attempts to catch up with his friends, who are in the hands of the Japanese. "The Counterfeit Money Code," script by Harry Shorten, pencils by Carl Hubbell, inks by Gil Kane; A presumed dead engraver is held prisoner by counterfeiters, and is able to send a Morse code message on one of his engraved bills; Jim Kendall reads it. "Duel of the Magicians," script by Joe Blair, art by Lin Streeter; Mary is kidnapped by Sim Bali Mib, the magician, when performing a disappearing act with her on stage. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #49460776
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    • Paper: Slightly britle
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    • Label #2030552008
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    Edited by Harry Shorten. Cover art by Irv Novick. "Mystery At El Rancho Domo," script by Joe Blair, art by Irv Novick; The cruise ship carrying Doctor Cummings and his daughter is torpedoed by an unidentified submarine. "The Dog and the Dispatch," art by Lin Streeter; Captain Valor is recruiting new Marines. "The Saloon Girl and the Train Robbers," art by Frank Volp; An armored payroll truck is robbed by masked men, and the man behind it is a gambler. "Murder By Telephone," script by Joe Blair, art by Paul Reinman; Reagan is called to the mansion of Tennyson to investigate two murders; Both are killed by electric shock. "The Magic Picture Book," script and art by Louis Golden; Dicky finds a magic picture book in the Magic Forest. "The Revenge of Captain Schlitz," script by Joe Blair, art by Ed Smalle; The German pilot, Captain Schlitz, challenges either of the Devil Twins to single combat at dawn. "Meet Wilbur," script by Harvey Willard, art by Lin Streeter; Wilbur is told by his father to control his temper. "The Murdering Matador," script by Harry Shorten, art by Paul Reinman; Zambini is in Mexico and witnesses a murder in the bull fighting arena. Shield pin-up by Irv Novick. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #47833028
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Minor side edge cracks
    • Label #1102739008

    Cover art by Harry Sahle. "The Space That Wasn't There," art by Clem Weisbecker; Professor Hector has invented a powerful ray gun that makes things change size. "The Secret Rubber Formula," script by Ed Goggin, art by Harry Sahle; Banana and Stencho are tricked into buying a bottle of liquid that turns leaves into rubber. "Wild Mountain Bill," pencils by Harry Sahle, inks by Virginia Drury (as Ginger); To earn 50 dollars the Applejack boys have to collect it from Wild Mountain Bill, who owes it to their pappy. "Genies Don't Kill" text story by Maurice Howard. "The Haunted House," script by Ed Goggin, art by Claire Moe; Ginger and Dotty have to go into the old haunted house to prove they don't believe in ghosts. "The Needle In the Haystack," art by Bill Vigoda; Dr. Hunter has a fortune hidden in a needle and a gang is out to steal it. "The Witch Sisters," script and art by Joe Edwards; The two Twitchy Witches fight over Genie. "The Experiment," art by Betty Hershey; Wilbur has become an air-raid warden. 60 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

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