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Treasury of Comics (1947 St. John) comic books

  • Issue #0

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    Cover by Raeburn Van Buren. Stories and art by Raeburn Van Buren. An anthology comic from St. John; this issue featured reprints of the classic comic strip Abbie an' Slats. (In fact, the lack of an issue number or "Treasury of Comics" on the cover means this is sometimes listed as Abbie an' Slats (1948) #1.) The adventures of city boy Slats, his small-town sweetheart Becky, and Becky's reprobate father "Bathless Groggins," with exceptionally nice art by Raeburn Van Buren. When Bathless comes into a small fortune, the fortune-hunters come out of the woodwork. First One-Eyed Maggie shows up with proof of her long-forgotten marriage to Bathless. Then Hollywood swindlers Vermly and Rott target Becky's dreams of stardom. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Treasury of Comics (1947 St. John) 2

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    Cover by Dick Moores. Stories and art by Dick Moores. An anthology comic from St. John; this issue featured reprints of the classic comic strip Jim Hardy. Jim Hardy, in turn, showcased the adventures of Hardy's cowboy friend Windy and Windy's horse, Paddles. When Apollo the donkey gets stuck on the railroad tracks, Windy needs the help of wealthy Bess Giltege to rescue him. But when she thinks Windy's been killed in the attempt, Bess realizes how she really feels about him. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Treasury of Comics (1947 St. John) 3
    • 1.75" Cumulative spine split.

    Cover by Bernard Dibble. Stories and art by Bernard Dibble. An anthology comic from St. John; this issue featured reprints of the classic comic strip Bill Bumlin. Everyman Bill has wacky misadventures, in a little-remembered strip from Bernard Dibble, assistant to Ernie Bushmiller and other comic-strip greats. Bill gets mixed up with an eccentric inventor who's been ridiculed by the establishment. But if his "Gravity Destroyer" actually works, it could be more dangerous than any weapon. Plus the Ripley-like Strange As It Seems by John Hix. Bill Bumlin; Strange As It Seems. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $80 TREASURY OF COMICS #3 [1947 FN-] POLICE COVER!
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  • Issue #4
    Treasury of Comics (1947 St. John) 4

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    Cover by Raeburn Van Buren. Stories and art by Raeburn Van Buren. An anthology comic from St. John; this issue featured reprints of the classic comic strip Abbie an' Slats. The adventures of city boy Slats, his small-town sweetheart Becky, and Becky's reprobate father "Bathless Groggins," with exceptionally nice art by Raeburn Van Buren. Tisket and Tasket of the School for Girls offer Slats a job as night watchman, which means he'll be the only man on the whole campus. But the actor boyfriend of wealthy Audrey Blain wants to elope, so he dresses as a female teacher to whisk her away from the Tisket-Tasket School. Then they show up at the door of a very confused Justice of the Peace. Plus a profile of Abbie an' Slats cartoonist Raeburn van Buren. Presenting Raeburn van Buren; Abbie an' Slats. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Treasury of Comics (1947 St. John) 5
    • 6.25" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached. Staple rust.

    Cover by Jerry DeMott. Stories and art by Dick Moores, Leslie Stevens and Ed Dodd. An anthology comic from St. John; this issue featured reprints of the classic comic strip Jim Hardy. (Listed as Jim Hardy #1 in the indicia.) Jim Hardy, in turn, showcased the adventures of Hardy's cowboy friend Windy and Windy's horse, Paddles. Wealthy Bess Giltedge offers to travel back East with Windy, to help him care for the infant he's adopted. But she doesn't tell him that it's because she's fallen in love with him. Meanwhile, Bess's sleazy ex Roger tries to convince her that Windy's no good. The Uninvited Bug; Jim Hardy; Our Kids. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.