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Taffy Comics (1945) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Taffy Comics (1945) 1

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. A funny-animal comic presenting multi-chapter adventures and featuring work by noted cartoonists such as L.B. Cole from Rural Home Publishing Company. Wiggles, an ordinary worm, gains the power to transform into the superhero Wonderworm for an hour at a time. Wiggles faces the destruction of Happy Valley by the sinister Fire Fiends, a rescue, and an escape from prison. Wiggles the Wonderworm; The Menace of the Fire Fiends; Wonderworm Triumphs; The Rescue; Behind Prison Walls. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Taffy Comics (1945) 2

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Bill Savage and Brian Savage. A funny-animal comic presenting multi-chapter adventures and featuring work by pioneering cartoonists such as L.B. Cole from Rural Home Publishing Company. In an issue-length Wonderworm epic, Happy Village is threatened by the schemes of Sooper Dooper, drawn to resemble an insect version of Hitler. Wiggles transforms into Wonderworm, but Mayor Rabbit is secretly colluding with Sooper Dooper, while hostile forces lay siege to Happy Village and cut off its food supply. The final battle is the sort of strange combination of funny-animal action and WWII propaganda that typifies the national mindset at the time. Wiggles the Wonderworm; Happy Village Mobilizes; Super Spy; Wiggles Meets Gargantua; Tardy Turtle's Rescue; Happy Village Under Siege; The Whale-Fish; Wiggles Meets Sooper Dooper. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $8,000 RARE Taffy Comics #2 1945 CGC 7.5 2nd HIGHEST L.B. Cole Hitler Bug Parody Cover

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  • Issue #3
    Taffy Comics (1945) 3

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Bill Savage and others. A funny-animal comic presenting multi-chapter adventures and featuring work by pioneering cartoonists such as L.B. Cole from Rural Home Publishing Company. Wonderworm meets the Professor, and accompanies him to the Lost Valley, but a blow to the head transforms him back into ordinary talking worm Wiggles. Casanova Caterpillar mounts a rescue mission, but they are captured by horrible creatures who want to cook and feed them to The Monster. Wonderworm must discover the secret of the Monster, one that goes back to prehistoric times. Wiggles Meets the Professor; Casanova's Rescue Party; Death from the Sun!; The Horrible Hydras; The Battle; The Monster's Cave; The Whirlpool; Escape from Lost Valley. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Taffy Comics (1945) 4

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    A funny-animal comic presenting multi-chapter adventures of Wiggles the Wonderworm, from pioneering female publisher Rae Herman. Prince Beez of Boz emerges into the surface world, seeking a bride, and chooses Giggles the worm. Wiggles transforms into Wonderworm and races to the Masquerade Ball to save Giggles from becoming the Bride of Beez. Plus Harry Hoodunit, a funny-animal take on Robin Hood that precedes Disney's version, and a rebus story. The Devil-Bugs of Boz!; The Masquerade Ball; The Beautiful Maid Marian!; Harry Hoodunit; The Pursuit; Taffy Tall Tale. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Taffy Comics (1945) 5

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    Stories and art by L.B. Cole, Mort Leav, Carl Wessler, Richard Burdick, Terry Szenics and Maurice Del Bourgo. With this issue, Taffy Comics switches from funny-animal comics to teen comedy with an emphasis on screen idols. This issue profiles movie star Van Johnson and singing star Jane Froman. Taffy tries to live up to her father's reputation when she starts at the same high school that he attended. Molly Muddle, Chubs, and her friends have to take a rowboat to get to a new job, and comic chaos results. Taffy: Follow in Her Father's Footsteps; Mitzi Mefirst; Van Johnson; Jane Froman; Harry Hoodunit; Molly Muddle: Don Quixote Muddle; Kitty Karrs; Molly Muddle: Spence's Ark; Junior Hall of Fame; Betsy Boor: The Snob; Taffy: Back to Bonny Brook. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Taffy Comics (1945) 6

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    Cover by Mort Leav. Stories and art by Mort Leav and Maurice Del Bourgo. This teen-oriented comic offered madcap comedy with Taffy and her friends, plus a focus on popular celebrities of the era. A letter "written" by singing star Perry Como to his young son, plus fan club info for singer Kate Smith. Taffy takes a tour of a broadcasting studio and accidentally winds up winning "Princess for a Day." Gangsters betting on high-school football kidnap Molly Muddle and her boyfriend Hefty Hogan, the star player for the team. Taffy: A Royal Pain in the Neck; Greta Goode; Perry Como's Open Letter to his 6 Year Old Son Ronnie; Kate Smith Fan Club!; Molly Muddle; Kitty Karrs; Patsy Prig; Molly Muddle; Girl Scouts; Kitty Skid. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Taffy Comics (1945) 7

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    Cover by Mort Leav. Stories and art by Mort Leav, Dick Burdick, Carl Wessler, Terry Szenics, and Maurice Del Bourgo, plus articles by Dane Clark and Duke Ellington. This teen-oriented comic offered madcap comedy with Taffy and her friends, plus a focus on popular celebrities of the era. Text articles credited to movie star Dane Clark and jazz legend Duke Ellington discuss music and stardom. Taffy and her friend apply to be counselors at a summer camp, but first they must survive the qualification tests without accidentally killing their boss, Miss Slither. Molly Muddle "helps" her friend Roger with his student film project and gets him in trouble with the law.Taffy: Pirates Plunder; You Can't Beat Briney!; Kate Smith Fan Club!; Molly Muddle: Horses Horses; Mitzi Mefirst: How to Lose Friends!; Patsy Prig: A Careless Young Girl; Molly Muddle: Ready! Action! Camera!; Let Them Make Music - Duke Ellington; Taffy Vs. Dizzy Tucker. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Taffy Comics (1945) 8

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    Cover by Mort Leav. Stories and art by Mort Leav, Dick Burdick, Carl Wessler, Terry Szenics, John Giunta, and Maurice Del Bourgo, plus an article by Mary Marlow. This teen-oriented comic offered madcap comedy with Taffy and her friends, plus a focus on popular celebrities of the era. A profile of actor Glenn Ford, and a text article credited to singing star Mary Marlow. Taffy's father reluctantly agrees to let her take flying lessons. Molly Muddle and her friends offer to help a couple elope, but when a burglar shows up at the same time, comic chaos results. Taffy: Flyin' High; Taffy: Mummy's the Word!; Glenn Ford; Molly Muddle: Seeing Double; Betsy Boor: Word Gets Around; Molly Muddle Helps Out; Hitch Your Wagon to a Star - Mary Marlow; Taffy: Here Comes Cookie! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Taffy Comics (1945) 9
    • .5" Spine split from top. Staple rust. Rust migration. Cover coming loose at staples.

    Cover by Mort Leav. Stories and art by Mort Leav, Dick Burdick, Carl Wessler, Terry Szenics, B.Q. Siege, and Maurice Del Bourgo, plus articles by Danny O'Neil, Candy Jones and Lon McCallister. This teen-oriented comic offered madcap comedy with Taffy and her friends, plus a focus on popular celebrities of the era. Text articles are credited to singing star Danny O'Neil, model Candy Jones and actor Lon McCallister (plus a cover photo of McCallister). Actress Joan Leslie discusses the merits of the Camp Fire Girls organization. Molly Muddle gets a job at an ice-cream parlor, and culinary chaos results. Plus advice on drawing cartoon characters. Taffy: Look Before You Leap; Molly Muddle: Pop Pays the Penalty; Especially for You! - Candy Jones; Respect Others - Lon McCallister; Camp Fire Girls Going Places!; Don't Let It Get You Down! - Danny O'Neil; How To Draw Animated Cartoons; Molly Muddle: With or Without; Taffy: It's a Whopper! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Taffy Comics (1945) 10

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    Cover by Mort Leav. Stories and art by Mort Leav, Dick Burdick, Carl Wessler, Terry Szenics, B.Q. Siege, and Maurice Del Bourgo. This teen-oriented comic offered madcap comedy with Taffy and her friends, plus a focus on popular celebrities of the era. Stories featuring (human) Mr. Ed" star Alan Young, model Candy Jones, and actor John Hodiak (who tells Taffy not to talk during his movie). Taffy learns about the 4-H Club in a PSA. Molly Muddle gets a job at the neighborhood "juke joint" and comic chaos ensues, in a story showcasing teen culture of the time. Taffy: All in a Day; Taffy Takes Over!; Molly Muddle: Order Please; John Hodiak Says; Taffy Visits the 4-H Club; Taffy: America's No. 1 Cover Girl, Candy Jones; Taffy 'n' Putty: Kill the Umpire!; Taffy and Alan Young. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Taffy Comics (1945) 11

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    Cover by Mort Leav. Stories and art by Mort Leav, Dick Burdick, Carl Wessler, Terry Szenics, B.Q. Siege, Bob Rogers and Maurice Del Bourgo, plus articles by Mickey Rooney and Candy Jones. This teen-oriented comic offered madcap comedy with Taffy and her friends, plus a focus on popular celebrities of the era. Text articles are credited to screen legend Mickey Rooney and model Candy Jones, plus a story in which Taffy meets Rooney. Taffy learns about the YWCA's "Y-Teens" in a PSA. Molly Muddle's dad is determined to become not just a painter, but a great painter. Taffy and Mickey Rooney; Mickey Rooney Says; Taffy and Putty: Everything Works Too Well!; Taffy and Putty: The Y-Teen; Molly Muddle: Michelangelo Muddle; Taffy 'n' Putty: My Kingdom for a Horse!; Taffy: Carnival in Bonnie Brooks. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Taffy Comics (1945) 12

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    Cover by Mort Leav. Stories and art by Mort Leav, Dick Burdick, Carl Wessler, Terry Szenics, B.Q. Siege, Bob Peterson and Maurice Del Bourgo. This teen-oriented comic offered madcap comedy with Taffy and her friends, plus a focus on popular celebrities of the era. While fishing, Taffy and her cousin Tubby catch a mythical Whiffenpoof fish and meet real-life singer Robert Merrill, who explains what a Whiffenpoof is. Taffy and Putty learn about the Future Homemakers of America in a PSA. Molly Muddle fools her friends into thinking she can fly. Taffy: What Is a Whiffenpoof?; Taffy Goes Daffy; Molly Muddle: The Little Sucker!; Mr. Tucker Goes to the Dogs!; Molly Muddle: She Flies Thru the Air; Taffy 'n' Putty: The Future Homemakers of America; Taffy: Oooops My Dear! Final issue of the series. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.