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4Most Vol. 3 (1944) Four Most comic books

  • Issue #1
    4Most Vol. 3 (1944) Four Most 1
    • INCOMPLETE. Multiple ad pages missing, does not interrupt art or story.

    Cover by Al Plastino. Stories and art by Ray Gill, George Kapitan, Jim Wilcox, Harold DeLay, and John Jordan. Sometimes listed as 4Most #9. Four different stories featuring clean-cut teen heroes of the 1940s from Novelty Press. Dick Cole and his pals encounter Nazi war criminals that have escaped from a prison train wreck near Farr Academy. Li'l Abner-like Danl Flannel enters Homespun Center's Hawg Call Contest, where he must defeat Bull Voice Barclay. Edison Bell gets to use his Rocket Sled during a Christmas trip to mountain man King Robinson's Island. Edison Bell tells young readers how to make animal feeders; sadly, he does not reveal the schematics of the Rocket Sled. Dick Cole; Danl Flannel; A Splotch of Red; Edison Bell; The Cadet. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    4Most Vol. 3 (1944) Four Most 2
    • Chew.

    Cover by John Jordan. Stories and art by Ray Gill, Jim Wilcox, Harold DeLay, and John Jordan. Sometimes listed as 4Most #10. Four different stories featuring clean-cut teen heroes of the 1940s from Novelty Press. Bank robbers capture Dick Cole's friend Velma, and he must dare a flood to rescue her. While seeking the missing B'ar Grease Williams, Danl Flannel and Uncle Dud plunge into an unknown world ruled by a lost Native tribe. Edison Bell and Jerry use a surveyor's tripod to create a miniature town. Edison Bell tells young readers how to make a Backyard Village. Dick Cole; Edison Bell; Eddie Bells Backyard Village; Danl Flannel; The Terror Raiders; The Cadet. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    4Most Vol. 3 (1944) Four Most 3
    • Only one staple (manufacturing).

    Cover by B. Gordon Guth. Stories and art by Ray Gill, Jim Wilcox, and B. Gordon Guth. Sometimes listed as 4Most #11. Four different stories featuring clean-cut teen heroes of the 1940s from Novelty Press. Cadet Dick Cole gets a summer job at a lumber yard, and immediately runs afoul of the churlish Wild John and his bullying cohorts. Amateur photographer Candid Charlie accidentally captures a Nazi U-boat. Edison Bell and Jerry use kayaks to defeat a Nazi spy ring. Edison Bell tells young readers how to make a "Victory Kayak." (WWII-era readers were big on "victory" items.) Dick Cole; Edison Bell; Victory Kayak!; Candid Charlie; The Seventeenth Letter; The Cadet. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    4Most Vol. 3 (1944) Four Most 4
    • Paper: Off white
    • Water damage. Centerfold detached.

    Stories and art by Ray Gill, Jim Wilcox, and B. Gordon Guth. Sometimes listed as 4Most #12. Four different stories featuring clean-cut teen heroes of the 1940s from Novelty Press. Cadet Dick Cole is hired to guide a millionaire's son and future cadet, but the kid warns him that something is not right on their private island. Amateur photographer Candid Charlie accidentally discovers that the winner of a "quiz kid" contest is actually a midget in disguise. Edison Bell and his friends set out to fix up an old theater, but the owner says it's haunted. Edison Bell tells young readers how to make a miniature theater. Dick Cole; Edison Bell: The Ghost Goes Nuts; Edison Bell's Gadget Page; Candid Charlie: Child Opportunity Contest; Pilot No. 13; The Cadet. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.