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Boy Comics (1942) comic books 1952

  • Issue #73
    Boy Comics (1942) 73

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Hy Mankin, Frank Frazetta, Norman Maurer, C.H. Moore, and Charles Biro. An anthology title from publisher Lev Gleason and his primary creator, Charles Biro, featuring teen hero Crimebuster and his nemesis Iron Jaw. In a three-part saga, Iron Jaw escapes prison, traps Crimebuster in a crushed car, and engineers a counterfeiting ring. A classic anti-drug PSA featuring early art by fantasy and comics legend Frank Frazetta. Also featuring a vintage ad for Lev Gleason Comics Picture Trading Cards. Crimebuster: Open Prison Gates; Iron Jaw, the Dictator; Trap and Countertrap; Little Wise Guys: The Werewolf That Wasn't. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #74
    Boy Comics (1942) 74

    Stories and art by Norman Maurer, William Overgard, and Charles Biro. An anthology title from publisher Lev Gleason and his primary creator, Charles Biro, featuring teen hero Crimebuster and his nemesis Iron Jaw. Iron Jaw tries to nitro-bomb Crimebuster's house from a passing airplane. But that's nothing compared to the chase that ends with Iron Jaw captive in a beer distillery, wearing a gorilla suit, as seen on the cover (possibly by Norman Maurer). Iron Jaw sets a death trap for Crimebuster by pretending to surrender, then rigging an exploding dummy of himself. Crimebuster: Iron Jaw's Rampage of Danger; Death Bait; Monkey Trouble; Little Wise Guys: Riding the Rails. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #76
    Boy Comics (1942) 76

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Norman Maurer, William Overgard, and Charles Biro. An anthology title from publisher Lev Gleason and his primary creator, Charles Biro, featuring teen hero Crimebuster and his nemesis Iron Jaw. Crimebuster makes a daring leap from a speeding car to stay on Iron Jaw's trail, while Squeeks the monkey sidekick is honored at a pet show. Crimebuster and Iron Jaw face a deadly battle atop a steel foundry. A cohort of Iron Jaw schemes to free him, and throw Crimebuster from a speeding train while he's at it. Crimebuster: The Hot Shot; Iron Jaw's Magnetic Personality; Seeing Is Believing; Little Wise Guys: The Wise Guys' War Effort. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #77
    Boy Comics (1942) 77

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Norman Maurer, William Overgard, and Charles Biro. An anthology title from publisher Lev Gleason and his primary creator, Charles Biro, featuring teen hero Crimebuster and his nemesis Iron Jaw. An aging boxer gets drawn into a crooked scheme that results in the blinding of another fighter. Teen delinquent Sammy (who looks like Jimmy Olsen) gets a second chance from Crimebuster, but his mean streak keeps getting the better of him. Iron Jaw's attempt at suicide by poison turns out to be another clever ploy to escape the police and Crimebuster. Crimebuster: Blind Alley; Action Shot; Iron Jaw's Poison; Little Wise Guys: Birthday Boomerang. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #78
    Boy Comics (1942) 78

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Hy Mankin, Norman Maurer and Charles Biro. An anthology title from publisher Lev Gleason and his primary creator, Charles Biro, featuring teen hero Crimebuster and his nemesis Iron Jaw. Crimebuster races Iron Jaw to a fortune in gold in a sunken WWII ship. A gang uses info about criminal records to blackmail ex-cons who are trying to go straight. Crimebuster and an adventuring duo are marked for death by a native tribe after slaughtering a sacred albino rhinoceros. Also featuring a vintage ad for Lev Gleason Comics Picture Trading Cards. Crimebuster: Iron Jaw's Treasure Hunt; The Criminal Record Racket; The Adventurers; Little Wise Guys: Scarecrow and the Snipe. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #79
    Boy Comics (1942) 79

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Hy Mankin, Norman Maurer and Charles Biro. An anthology title from publisher Lev Gleason and his primary creator, Charles Biro, featuring teen hero Crimebuster and his nemesis Iron Jaw. A construction worker seeks Crimebuster's help to extricate his father from rival mobsters who are shaking down construction crews. Iron Jaw disguises a rebellious crony as himself to throw police and Crimebuster off the trail. A mobster on trail thinks he's killed Crimebuster, the chief witness, by placing a bomb inside a TV set. Also featuring a vintage ad for Lev Gleason Comics Picture Trading Cards. Crimebuster: The Son of a Scoundrel; Iron Jaw's Twin; The Big Blast; Little Wise Guys: Crusher Crashes. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #80
    Boy Comics (1942) 80
    • 2" spine split from top of comic.

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Norman Maurer, William Overgard and Charles Biro. An anthology title from publisher Lev Gleason and his primary creator, Charles Biro, featuring teen hero Crimebuster and his nemesis Iron Jaw. The Deadly Dozen, super-foes of Daredevil, recruit Iron Jaw by busting him out of prison. FBI agent William "Rocky" Rockwell protects a scientist working on a top-secret moon mission, becoming the space hero Rocky X in the process. Crimebuster battles the Vacuum, whose superpower is an atomic-powered super-vacuum. Also featuring a vintage ad for Lev Gleason Comics Picture Trading Cards. Crimebuster: Iron Jaw and the Deadly Dozen; Crimebuster Battles the Vacuum; Who Is Rocky X?; Little Wise Guys: Scarecrow's Success Story. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #83
    Boy Comics (1942) 83

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Norman Maurer, Carl Wessler and Charles Biro. An anthology title from publisher Lev Gleason and his primary creator, Charles Biro, featuring teen hero Crimebuster and his nemesis Iron Jaw. While in prison, Sniffer and the Deadly Dozen learn where Iron Jaw's loot is stashed. Rocky X discovers the presence of invisible alien scouts on Earth, but a mad scientist has already begun negotiating with them. A con man tries to scam an elderly couple by posing as a doctor. Also featuring a vintage ad for Lev Gleason Comics Picture Trading Cards. Crimebuster: Horselaugh on Iron Jaw; Rocky X: The Invisible Men; Slugger Passes the Test; This'll Gag Ya!; The Fleece. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #84
    Boy Comics (1942) 84
    • INCOMPLETE. Pieces torn from first page, slightly affects art and story.

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Norman Maurer and Charles Biro. An anthology title from publisher Lev Gleason and his primary creator, Charles Biro, featuring teen hero Crimebuster and his nemesis Iron Jaw. Crimebuster tracks down a trio of con men who are playing the long con with phony money. The Rocketeers race to Pluto to forge a peace treaty with the Plutonians, but an unhinged member of the crew threatens to sabotage the mission. A redheaded waitress and her crooked boyfriend rob the guy who collects money from jukeboxes, a pretty penny in 1952. Crimebuster: Three Men On a Lie; Rocky X: Betrayal In Space; Little Wise Guys: Loot At the Lake; I Won't Be Caught. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.