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Variety Comics (1944 Rural) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Variety Comics (1944 Rural) 1
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #18-0B83A01-020

    Cover by Marvin Stein. Stories and art by Leo Bachle and others. Humor and adventure comics from Rural Home Publishing. Actor Bruce Barton is dressed as a superhero for a stage play when the theater payroll is stolen by gangster Buttons O'Connor, so he decides to become Captain Valiant for real. Female police detective Terry Temple investigates juvenile delinquents and stumbles on a counterfeiting ring. A strange tale of a disfigured ex-convict who creates a terrible weapon to end all war, and his gangster brother who decides to use it for profit. Captain Valiant; Gabby Grayson, Radio Reporter; Terry Temple, Woman Investigator: Mystery of the Green Paint; It's True; Marty Moore: The Case of Marty's Mischief; Commander Neil Nelson; Goonie Gus; Variety Humor; The Mystery Master: The Web. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Variety Comics (1944 Rural) 2

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    Cover by Marvin Stein. Stories and art by Marvin Stein and others. Humor and adventure comics from Rural Home Publishing. A teen shoeshine boy stumbles on a vital clue while Captain Valiant is investigating the murder of a theatrical producer. Female police detective Terry Temple investigates after the Saturday Night Bandit is sprung from jail, in an early action-girl story. Tarzan-like blond Jungo discovers the lost city of Gala and winds up trapped in the lion pit. Captain Valiant: The Shoe Shine Murder Case; Gabby Grayson, Radio Reporter; Policewoman Terry Temple: The Saturday Night Bandits; Marty Moore; Jungo: Vengeance of Koona! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Variety Comics (1944 Rural) 3

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    Cover by Marvin Stein. Stories and art by Leo Bachle and others. Humor and adventure comics from Rural Home Publishing. Captain Valiant battles the violin-playing crime mastermind known as The Fiddler. Female police detective Terry Temple is trapped by the gleeful pyromaniac known as the Laughing Fireman, in an early action-girl story. Caught with a flat, a couple discovers a chamber of horrors in an old house, in a story with some effectively creepy pre-Code art by Leo Bachle. Captain Valiant: The Fiddler!; Gabby Grayson, Radio Reporter; Terry Temple: Laughing Fireman!; It's True; Marty Moore; Jungo; Words and Where They Came From; Hi Hilton; Mystery Master: The Mystery of the Eccentric Collector; Variety Laffs. Final issue of the series. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.