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4Most Vol. 2 (1943) Four Most comic books

  • Issue #1
    4Most Vol. 2 (1943) Four Most 1

    Cover by John Jordan. Stories and art by Ray Gill, Justin Dewey Triem, Roy Garn, Al Fagaly, Bart Tumey (credited as Ed Ryan), Harold DeLay, and John Jordan. Sometimes listed as 4Most #5. Four different stories featuring clean-cut teen heroes of the 1940s from Novelty Press. During war games, Dick Cole and his fellow cadets find an ancient war club with a story relating to the American Revolution. Danl Flannel enters a catfishin' contest to win a coonskin cap and a kiss from Flordadora, but the competition doesn't fish fair. Edison Bell goes ice-boating. Edison Bell shows young readers how to make an ice-boat out of an ironing board. Also featuring a patriotic message from the Editors on the inside front cover, discussing war bonds, Junior Air Wardens, and other aspects of WWII life for American kids. Dick Cole: The Spirit of 76!; Danl Flannel: Catfish Catchin Contest; Keep Em Rolling; Edison Bell: No Noose is Good Noose!; Edison Bells Ironing Board Ice-Boat; The Cadet-Kit Carter: An Officer and a Gentleman. 68 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    4Most Vol. 2 (1943) Four Most 4

    Cover by Al Plastino. Stories and art by Ray Gill, Kermit Jaediker, Jim Wilcox, Harold DeLay, and John Jordan. Sometimes listed as 4Most #8. Four different stories featuring clean-cut teen heroes of the 1940s from Novelty Press. On a picnic, Dick Cole and his pal overhear cattle rustlers plotting against a nearby ranch. Li'l Abner-like Danl Flannel becomes a strongman in a traveling medicine show, unaware it's partnered with outlaws. Edison Bell overhears what he thinks is a plot for his own kidnapping. Also, "Edison Bell's Gift to Plane Spotters" tells young readers how to create silhouettes of enemy aircraft to identify them during potential air raids - a snapshot of its era. Similarly, the cover features caricatures of Hitler, Hirohito, and Mussolini being used as target practice, a representative patriotic cover for the era. Dick Cole; Danl Flannel; Rejected; Edison Bell: The Kidnapping of Edison Bell; Spotto; The Cadet. 60 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.