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Zip Comics (1940) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Zip Comics (1940) 1
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    • INCOMPLETE. First two wraps missing, affects art and story.
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    • INCOMPLETE. Part of first page missing. Interrupts art and story.

    Edited by Abner Sundell. Cover art by Charles Biro. Untitled story starring Steel Sterling, The Man of Steel, script by Abner Sundell, art by Charles Biro; John Sterling completes the chemical formula which will completely protect him from the underworld's bullets, unlike his murdered father who was killed by a group of ruthless gangsters; John bathes himself in the formula, which has been poured into a cauldron of molten steel......dives in, and emerges as a man with the resistance, the magnetism and the strength of steel. Untitled story starring The Scarlet Avenger, Gang Buster, script by Harry Shorten, art by Irv Novick; Jim Kendall has devoted himself to wiping out gangland since the death of his wife and child while flying in a hijacked plane, which crashed, and in which all were killed except Jim; In the accident, his face muscles were paralyzed and Jim became the man who never smiled; Kendall has a giant scientific brain, and uses that science to the aid of his crusade. Untitled story, art by Frank Volp; The Cattleman's Association has sent Nevada Jones to help Irene Cox prevent her herd being stolen by rustlers. Untitled Kalthar, The Giant Man, King of the Jungle story, script by Harry Shorten, art by Lin Streeter. "The Devil's Flying Twins," art by Ed Smalle, Jr.; The Shane twins are rich Americans who join the British Air Force to continue a feud with the German sportsman, Herr Schultz. "You Can't Win!", art by Mort Meskin; Executions are likely to be drably gruesome affairs even to the most hardened newspapermen. "The Pirates of Ho Tsin," script by Abner Sundell, art by Mort Meskin; Captain Valor resigns his commission in the U.S. Marine Corps to seek adventure, and, aided by Ronnie and Angie, heads to China to battle the evil Ho Tsin. "The Eye of Oglu," script by Abner Sundell, art by Edd Ashe; A young girl's father is missing after a series of weird happenings; She suspects foul play and contacts Dudley for help; He dons a purple costume with yellow cape and ventures out to help as Mr. Satan, international detective and soldier of fortune. "The Ritania-Hundaria War," script by Joe Blair, art by Elmer Wexler; The king of Ritania begs Zambini to help him win the war against Hundania; Hundanian spies place a huge and deadly cobra, whose bite means death, in Zambini's bedroom. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Zip Comics (1940) 3
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    • INCOMPLETE. Missing first four wraps, affects art and story. Several wraps detached and split at spine.

    Edited by Abner Sundell. Cover art by Charles Biro. "The Black Knight's War on Brazoria," art by Charles Biro; The world famous scientist, Walter Cummings is kidnapped and his daughter seeks the help of detective John Sterling, and Steel, he battles the flying tanks of Dr. Yar. One-page Mugsy story by Kin Platt. "Death to the Scarlet Avenger" Part 1, script by Harry Shorten, art by Irv Novick; Scarlet Avenger battles the airship of Texa who will steal the government's caches of gold bullion. "The Rattleweed Indian Uprising," art by Frank Volp; Doc Poser is the leader of a gang of white men disguised as Indians. "The Golden Tablet of Kybys," script by Harry Shorten, art by Robert Pious; White scientists are looking for the lost land of Kybys. "Captured by the Germans," art by Ed Smalle; The twins and Kermit have bailed out over German territory and been taken prisoners; The twins manage to escape in a German plane and later return to rescue Kermit. "The Slip-Up" text story. "Captured by Ho Tsin," script by Abner Sundell, art by Mort Meskin; Captain Valor's plane is shot down near the pirate ship, and as a prisoner, he fights a Chinese giant, Big Dip, who later becomes his friend. "The Disappearing Trains," script by Harry Shorten, art by Edd Ashe; Trains with payrolls get wrecked and passengers killed by a gang that has built a fake rail switch. "Battle in Hell," script by Joe Blair, art by Elmer Wexler; Satan plots the downfall of Zambini, and there is a fiery battle between them in the flames of his burning pit; Zambini turns Satan's men into rabbits, and Satan himself is killed when Hell freezes over. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Zip Comics (1940) 6
    • 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.

  • Issue #7
    Zip Comics (1940) 7
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    • INCOMPLETE. Missing first wrap, affects art and story. Centerfold detached and split.

    Edited by Abner Sundell. Cover art by Charles Biro. "Uwana's Life-or-Death Loan Company," script by Abner Sundell, art by Charles Biro; Witnesses are killed for testifying against protection and loan racketeers. "The Head in the Parachute," script by Harry Shorten, art by Irv Novick; The severed head of a witness in a policy racket case lands in a parachute in the street, as a warning. "Cervantes's Sacrifice Cult, inks by Frank Volp; Nevada and Little Joe are witnesses to a human sacrifice in an old castle in the desert town of Taranto. "The Rescue of Prof. Goodwill," script by Harry Shorten, art by Robert Pious; Prof. Goodwill has discovered a diamond vein in an ancient city and is taken prisoner by men who will force him to tell where the secret vein is. "The U-Boat Aircraft Carriers," art by Ed Smalle, Jr.; The Germans will launch airplanes from a U-boat off Plymouth. "Carnival Killer" text story. "Fire on the Junk," script by Abner Sundell, art by Mort Meskin; Valor and his friends are marooned on a barren island off the Chinese coast; Yat Sing and his followers are also on the island and try to kill Valor, but Tania wants them all to join forces. "Zotter the Blackmailer," script by Abner Sundell, art by Edd Ashe; Mr. Satan smashes up a blackmailer gang hiding on an old freighter in the harbor. "Abdul Khil's Trap for Zambini," script by Joe Blair, art by Elmer Wexler; Abdul Khil, leader of the Black Magic Magicians, plots Zambini's death when he arrives in Morocco. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Zip Comics (1940) 8
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    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split, missing front cover. Unattached reproduction cover included.

    Edited by Abner Sundell. Cover art by Charles Biro. "The Framing of Officer Clancy," art by Charles Biro; Clancy is being framed by counterfeiters for drunk driving and killing a motor cop. "The Senatorial Suicides", script by Harry Shorten, art by Irv Novick; Two Senators are killed so there will be fewer to vote for the Pari-Mutual Bill. "Nevada Jones: Framed For Murder," art by Frank Volp; Nevada is framed for a stage hold up, but escapes the lynching mob. "Captured By Queen Loha," script by Harry Shorten, art by Irv Novick; The Urganas' laws refuse to accept Kate as the mate of Kalthar. "Incident In Egypt," art by Ed Smalle, Jr.; Someone is stirring up the natives of Egypt to revolt, and the Army is afraid of sabotage, so the Shane twins get a mission as agents. "Rocky Mountain Goats" text story. "The Treachery of Tania," script by Abner Sundell, art by Mort Meskin; Captain Valor and his friends are adrift in the China Sea on the hull of a wrecked junk, and with them is Tania. "The Pharoah's Curse," script by Abner Sundell, art by Lin Streeter; A hooded gang spreads terror in Formal Park in New York; Doris recognizes the ring of one of the killers, Princess Cleo. "The Bride of Yum Chac," script by Joe Blair, art by Elmer Wexler; Foreigners are blamed for the drought in Yucatan, and Helen Grant is kidnapped to be sacrificed to Yum Chac. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Zip Comics (1940) 9
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    • INCOMPLETE. Missing first wrap, affects art and story.

    Edited by Abner Sundell. Cover art by Charles Biro. "The Terror of Twisto," art by Charles Biro; A circus is going to shut down because of several unsolved killings. "The Murders of Mr. Nimbus," script by Harry Shorten, art by Irv Novick; Mr. Nimbus uses poison gas to hijack an armored car. "The Menace of Ming Low," art by Frank Volp; Nevada and Joe are taken prisoner by Chinese counterfeiters in a cave in the mountains. "The Revenge of Pierre LeBrun," script by Harry Shorten, art by Irv Novick; Kate Goodwill marries Kalthar in this story. "The Invasion of England" starring the War Eagles, art by Ed Smalle, Jr.; The twins and their squadron bomb a German invasion fleet. "Vengeance Is Mine" text story; He came back home for just one purpose, to kill a man he hated. "The Doom of Big Dip," script by Abner Sundell (as Campbell), art by Mort Meskin; Tania and Neek-Olaus have stolen the treasure of Wang Fu. "The Return of Two Villains," script by Harry Campbell, art by Mort Meskin; Sliro and his gang kidnap Doris and Dudley to use as bait to get their hands on Mr. Satan; Not knowing Dudley is Mr. Satan, they throw him overboard. "The Deviltry of Prince Sidkeong," script by Abner Sundell, art by Lin Streeter; The Grand Lama is murdered, and they must select a young child as the new Lama; They kidnap a white baby, and Zambini sets out to get him back. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Zip Comics (1940) 11
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    • 7" cumulative spine split covered with tape, centerfold detached.

    Edited by Harry Shorten. Cover art by Charles Biro. "Enter: The Rattler," script by Joe Blair, art by Charles Biro; Twisto has developed a new bullet proof outfit that looks like a scaled serpent, and he now calls himself The Rattler; Steel is also in disguise to catch the criminals. "Dicky Finds His Father," script and art by Louis Golden; Dick has emerged from the Magic Fores with three priceless finds, a flying broom, a magic watch and a wishing bone. "Jim Creep's Payroll Robbery Plot," art by Frank Volp; Jim Creep, a rancher, has hired some of his men to rob his own payroll and cut them in. "The Case of the Statues of Death," script by Joe Blair, art by Bernie Klein; Murder and robbery is committed by living statues; The statues are petrified human beings made by professor Grazani and sold as statues to millionaires. "The Secret Fascist Supply Line," art by Ed Smalle; The outpost of Kadak in East Africa hasn't been heard from in three days, and the R.A.F. wants the twins to find out what is wrong. "The Wrestling "Gods", art by Mort Meskin; The mission where Valor and his company have taken refuge, is surrounded by Zeke Pepper and his gang, who want their ammunition and weapons. "Tomorrow's Murders," script by Harry Shorten, art by Irv Novick; After a suicide on the train, Inez finds a newspaper of tomorrow headlining the suicide she witnessed today. "The Tail Men of Tanzanyika," script by Joe Blair, art by Lin Streeter; The witch doctor of the Tail Men will kill and eat Zambini to have part of his magic power. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Zip Comics (1940) 12
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    • INCOMPLETE. Piece clipped. Interrupts art and story.

    Edited by Harry Shorten. Cover art by Charles Biro. "The Rattler," script by Joe Blair, art by Charles Biro; The Rattler and his gang are digging a tunnel to rob the U.S. Sub Treasury building. "Gorro the Terror" Dicky in the Magic Forest story, script and art by Louis Golden; Dick's father fights Gorro, the Terror, and is nearly killed; Dick must return to the Magic Forest to get coconut milk to cure him. "Deviltry At the Dude Ranch," art by Frank Volp; Guests at a dude ranch are mysteriously killed. "Black Widow," script by Joe Blair, art by Ed Smalle; Two masked men enter the payroll office of the Bradley Shoe Company, and Red Reagan takes up a subscription for a widow, to trap the murderer of her husband. "Enemy Force On Howe Island," script by Joe Blair, art by Ed Smalle; Helen has information that the Germans have managed to get an invasion force based on the Howe Island, and they are going to strike soon, but Intelligence don't believe her. "Invader! Invader!", script by Joe Blair, art by Mort Meskin; The Japanese invader division rolls into the village as Captain Valor and his band gallop out the rear gate. "The Liquid Air Murders," script by Harry Shorten, art by Irv Novick; The judge in the trial of the gangster, Maretti, is turned into a pillar of ice when he is about to pass the sentence. "The Shambo Dance of Death," script by Joe Blair, art by Lin Streeter; One of the plantation workers has been killed, pierced by twenty spears, and ever since then, strange and sinister things have happened to the owner. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Zip Comics (1940) 13
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    • Restored: C1
    • Paper: Off white
    • Restoration includes: tear seal to cover. Staples replaced. (Tape on interior cover.)
    • Label #2016153003

    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.

  • Issue #14
    Zip Comics (1940) 14
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #2030549008
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    • Includes unattached reproduction cover.

    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.

  • Issue #18
    Zip Comics (1940) 18
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    • Paper: Slightly britle
    • Cover detached.
    • Label #2030552008
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    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split, cover detached. Tearing and staining throughout interior.

    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.

  • Issue #22
    Zip Comics (1940) 22
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    • INCOMPLETE. Last page missing. First two pages and last two present pages split and detached.

    Edited by Harry Shorten. Cover art by Irv Novick. Untitled Steel Sterling story, script by Joe Blair, art by Irv Novick; Steele and his friends are on Hawaii and meet the living dead who walk the sands of Waikiki Beach, controlled by Professor Dazzero. "Cleopatra, Queen of Hearts," art by Al Camy; The reincarnation of Cleopatra appears in New York and rich men dies by her spells. Untitled story, script by Joe Blair, art by Lin Streeter; Wilbur is on the Westfield football team and scores the winning goal. Untitled Captain Valor story, script by Joe Blair, art by Warren King; The Nazis are stirring up the natives on a South American island against the Marines. Untitled story, art by Frank Volp; The Mayor has called on Nevada Jones to deal with the killing outlaw, Pancho Cortez. Untitled story, script by Joe Blair, art by Ed Smalle; The War Eagles have stolen important papers from a Nazi factory and make their getaway in a German Stuka to deliver their goods. Untitled story, art by Lin Streeter; Dicky is chased by Loki, Lord of the Magic Forest, and puts on his magic boxing gloves. Untitled story, script by Harry Shorten, art by Paul Reinman; Zambini is nearly run down by a reckless driver and thinks he needs a good lesson. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Zip Comics (1940) 24
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    • #23 erroneously handwritten at top of first page.

    Edited by Harry Shorten. Cover art by Irv Novick. "Frozen Death," script by Joe Blair, art by Irv Novick; Steel will try to get some serum through to a colony of white people isolated in a blizzard in Alaska. Untitled story, art by Al Camy; After killing Dr. Winslow, Poker Face disguises himself as the doctor meets Black Jack on the operation table. Untitled Wilbur story, script by Joe Blair, art by Lin Streeter; Snowball fight and New Year's Party. Untitled Captain Valor story, script by Joe Blair, art by Warren King; Man hunt off the coast of Iceland for U-boats. Untitled story; Bill Craven has been dodging Nevada Jones and has come up with an idea to get Nevada. Untitled story, script by Joe Blair, art by Ed Smalle; Nazi troops are searching for Tim and Tom, and they and their friends escape in a balloon. Untitled Dicky In the Magic Forest story, art by Lin Streeter; The Painted Minotaur wants human sacrifice. Untitled story, script by Harry Stein, art by Jim Phillips; Zambini is a lone passenger on a cargo liner with a brutal captain. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Zip Comics (1940) 26
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    • One small piece missing from last page, slightly interrupts art and story. Another small piece also detached from last page, but still present. Centerfold detached.

    Edited by Harry Shorten. Cover art by Irv Novick. "Remember Pearl Harbor," script by Joe Blair, art by Irv Novick; Steel is sent out by the U.S. Consul to evacuate American civilians from Japan and occupied territories just before the attack on Pearl Harbor. "Black Jack Vs. Deuces Wilde," art by Al Camy; When the Mayor dies, the new one is the crooked Kent, who is cooperating with the big shot gambler, Deuces Wilde. Untitled Wilbur story, script by Joe Blair, art by Lin Streeter; Mr. Wilkin is desperately trying to reduce by training. Untitled Captain Valor story, script by Ed Bresnick, art by Warren King; The attack on Pearl Harbor. Untitled Stories of the Black Witch tale, art by Jim Phillips; A cat and a dead woman are hidden inside a wall. Untitled story, script by Joe Blair, art by Ed Smalle; The War Eagles and Helen are pursued very closely by the Germans in the Western Desert, and hide under the Sphinx. Untitled Dicky in the Magic Forest story, art by Lin Streeter; Dicky has gone to the peak of a very treacherous mountain, where he can obtain a Medusa egg to kill the Medusa monster. Untitled story, script by Harry Shorten, art by Jim Phillips; Gossip is a double-edged weapon, and Zambini has come to warn Mr. Warren before it's too late. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    Zip Comics (1940) 36
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    • INCOMPLETE. 14th and 15th wrap missing. Interrupts art and story.

    Cover art by Red Holmdale. "The Lost Boy Scout," art by Irv Novick; A Chinese boy is picked up by Police Officer Clancey and he is carrying a vital link necessary for a secret invention worked on by his uncle; Japanese agents are out to get it. "Introducing Senor Banana," art by Harry Sahle; In a small village in a South American country, there lives a small man, who loves bananas. "Flight to the East" text story starring Steel Sterling by Grant Bosworth. "Cooking School," art by Harry Sahle; The class has cooking lessons. "Man-Eating Lion," script and art by Joe Edwards; A man-eating lion has escaped from the zoo. "Introducing the Applejack Family," art by Harry Sahle; Introducing the Applejacks; The boys are trying out their applejack on Corn-Licker, the mule. "Woody the Woodpecker"; Woody has a new invention, an airplane. "The School Play"; Wilbur is directing the school play rehearsal. "High Jumping Champ" World Wonders non-fiction page by Mary Goss. "The Web and the Dream," art by Sam Cooper; Pierrepont dreams he has killed a man, and next day he can read about it in the paper. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #42
    Zip Comics (1940) 42
    • 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.

  • Issue #43
    Zip Comics (1940) 43
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    • Multiple wraps loose.

    Cover art by Harry Sahle. "Living Shadows," art by Clem Weisbecker; The professor has invented a projector that makes shadows come to life. Untitled story, script by Ed Goggin, pencils by Harry Sahle, inks by Virginia Drury (as Ginger); Senor Banana falls asleep after reading about a book about Grass as Superfood, and dreams he has become super strong. The Black Hood comic book ad. Untitled Slap Happy Applejacks story, script by Ed Goggin, art by Harry Sahle; The Applejack boys and Wild Mountain Bill travel to New York, but only have Confederate money to spend. "Revenge" text story by Tommy Tomkins. Untitled story, script by Ed Goggin, art by Claire Moe; Ginger and Dotty are driving out to a poultry farm to get eggs for Miss Eclaire. "Don't Blab," art by Bill Vigoda; Red Rube discovers a Nazi spy radio transmitter station. Zipsy Doodles activity page by Ed Goggin. Untitled story, script and art by Joe Edwards; Chimpy and Genie go over to the Comic Book factory to get a new idea for their artist, Joe Edwards. Untitled story, art by Bill Vigoda; Linda is allergic to orchid scent and Wilbur has accidentally dropped an orchid into the punch bowl. 60 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #47
    Zip Comics (1940) 47
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    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($3.39) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split. Back cover missing, front cover detached.

    Cover art by Harry Sahle. "The Strange Case of the Timid Corpse," pencils by Clem Weisbecker, inks by Pen Shumaker; McGinty takes a injured lady to the hospital and is standing guard to watch her big diamond, the Koh-Noor, worth 50.000 dollars; It disappears, sewn into another patient by the crooked surgeon. Untitled story, script by Ed Goggin, art by Virginia Drury (as Ginger); Ginger is reading in her diary about her first date with Tommy. "Red Rube and El Tornado," art by Bill Vigoda; The ambassador in Mexico and his whole staff comes down with the measles, and Red Rube is sent down to smooth things over. "The Case of the Talking Dog," pencils by Irv Novick (?), inks by Pen Shumaker; A ventriloquist has killed a man for cheating him for years. "Red Rube and the Martians," art by Bill Vigoda; America is invaded by Martians, which turns out to be a Nazi trick to lower the fighting spirit. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.