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Comic books October 1940

  • Vol. 14 #2
    10 Story Western Magazine (1936-1954 Popular) Pulp Vol. 14 #2

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  • Issue #220

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  • Vol. 5 #4
    44 Western Magazine (1937-1954 Popular Publications^) Pulp Vol. 5 #4

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  • Issue #43
    Ace Comics (1937) 43

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    Cover art by Joe Musial. The Phantom strips, scripts by Lee Falk, art by Ray Moore. Pete the Tramp strips by Clarence D. Russell. Jungle Jim strips, art by Alex Raymond. Katzenjammer Kids strips, art by H.H. Knerr. Barney Google strips, art by Billy DeBeck. Seein' Stars strips, art by Feg Murray. Tim Tyler's Luck strips, art by Lyman Young. Just Kids strips by A.D. Carter. Blondie strips, art by Chic Young. Prince Valiant strips, art by Hal Foster. Tillie the Toiler strips, art by Russ Westover. Curley Harper at Lakespur strips, art by Lyman Young. Teddy and Sitting Bull strips, art by Joe Musial. Room and Board strips, art by Gene Ahern. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    $250 1940 October Ace Comics #43 VG+ 5.0

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  • Vol. 11 #3
    Ace Sports Monthly (1936-1949 Periodical House) Pulp Vol. 11 #3
    • 1.5" Cumulative spine split.
  • Vol. 2 #2
    Ace-High Western Stories (1940-1951 Fictioneers) Vol. 2 #2

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  • Issue #29
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 29
    Published Oct 1940 by DC.

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    1st Lois Lane cover - Cover pencils by Wayne Boring. Superman story, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jack Burnley (signed as Joe Shuster). Pep Morgan story, art by George Papp. The Red Raiders starring The Black Pirate, art by Sheldon Moldoff. Three Aces story, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Chad Grothkopf. Tex Thomson story, art by Bernard Baily. The Puppet Murder Case text story by Gardner F. Fox. Clip Carson story, art by Sheldon Moldoff. Zatara story, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Fred Guardineer. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 15 #12
    Action Stories (1921-1950 Fiction House^) Pulp Vol. 15 #12
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split(taped).
  • Vol. 4 #6
    Actual Detective Stories (1937 Detective Stories Publishing) Vol. 4 #6


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  • Vol. 5 #6

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  • Oct 1940
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular/New Publications) Pulp/Magazine Oct 1940

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  • Issue #55
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 55

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    Cover art by Bernard Baily. The Boy's Week Crimes starring The Hourman, script by Ken Fitch, art by Bernard Baily; The city government of Cosmos decides to sponsor a week-long "Boys' Week," during which time students will be shown how a big city is run by actually allowing them the chance to do so. Fang Gow's Terror starring Barry O'Neill, script and art by Ed Winiarski. Battle To the Death starring Mark Lansing, script and art by Howard Purcell. The Aircraft Plant Robberies starring the Federal Men, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Chad Grothkopf. Revolution In Ugar starring Cotton Carver, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Jack Lehti. Framed! starring Socko Strong, script by Albert Sulman, art by Joseph Sulman. Mediterranean Kidnapping starring Steve Conrad Adventurer, script and art by Jack Lehti. The Star of Singapore starring The Sandman, script by Gardner F. Fox, pencils by Creig Flessel, inks by Chad Grothkopf. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 15 #1

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  • Issue #19
    All American Comics (1939) 19

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    First appearance of Golden Age Atom, Al Pratt. Cover art by Sheldon Moldoff. The Insurance Racket, script by Bill Finger, art by Martin Nodell [as Mart Dellon]; After a man Alan Scott saves from a near hit-and-run dies under mysterious circumstances, Green Lantern uncovers a gambling ring run by a man named Slade where those in debt are made to take out insurance policies and sign them over to Slade, before they meet untimely ends. Introducing the Mighty Atom, script by Bill O'Connor, pencils by Ben Flinton, inks by Leonard Sansone; Poor little Al Pratt, dubbed "Atom Al" by his friends, meets up with a fight trainer that agrees to help him build up his body to help deal with bullies who harrass him. Mutt and Jeff strips by Al Smith (as Bud Fisher). Believe It or Not by Robert L. Ripley. The Payroll Robbers starring Hop Harrigan, script and art by Jon L. Blummer. On the Side of the Enemy starring Gary Concord the Ultra-Man, script and art by Jon L. Blummer. Sisty and Dinky Are Kidnapped starring Scribbly, script and art by Sheldon Mayer. The Booby-Trapped Bridge starring Red, White and Blue, art by William Smith. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Amazing Man Comics (1939) 16
    • 3" cumulative spine split, pencil on cover.
    • Consignment. 3% buyer's premium charged at checkout. Graded by MCS, not consignor.

    Cover by Lew Glanzman. Stories by A. L. Kirby, Sam Decker, Sam Gilman, John F. Kolb, Dan Fanshaw, Frank Thomas, Martin Filchock, Lew Glanz, and Bob Lubbers. Super-hero and adventure tales featuring such characters as Amazing-Man, Iron Skull, Minimidget, Rocke Wayburn, Mighty Man, The Shark, and Zardi. 68 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 14 #10
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 14 #10


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    $50 AMAZING STORIES SCIENCE FICTION PULP OCTOBER 1940 FINE DON WILCOX

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  • Issue #202

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  • Oct 5 1940
    Argosy Part 4: Argosy Weekly (1929-1943 William T. Dewart) Oct 5 1940


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    • Paper: Off white
    • Front cover detached 5%. Back cover detached 5%. Water damage: Slight.
    • Paper: Light tan to Cream
    • 1/2" piece missing from spine.

    October 5, 1940. Stories include "Rebel Take Arms" (part 2) by Robert Carse,"Senor Devil-may-care" (part 3) by Johnston McCulley, "Crooked Caribbean Cross" by Borden Chase, "Appointment in October" by Charles Marquis Warren, "The Golden Empress" by Frederick C. Painton, and "Marching as to War" by Eustace Cockrell. 7-in. x 10-in.; black and white; 112 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Oct 12 1940
    Argosy Part 4: Argosy Weekly (1929-1943 William T. Dewart) Oct 12 1940


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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Front cover detached 5%. Back cover detached 5%. Water damage: Slight. Staple rust: Slight.
    • 3/4" spine split from bottom.

    "Racketeers in the Sky" a novelette by Jack Williamson.

    October 12, 1940. Stories include "Rebel Take Arms" (part 3) by Robert Carse, "Racketeers in the Sky" by Jack Williamson, "Crooked Caribbean Cross" (part 2) by Borden Chase, "No Minutes to Go" by Eustace Cockrell, "Red Snow" by Arthur Lawson, "Ticket for Freeport" by Chandler Whipple, "Senor Devil-may-care" (conclusion) by Johnston McCulley, and "Men of Daring" by Stookie Allen. 7-in. x 9.5-in.; black and white; 112 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Oct 19 1940
    Argosy Part 4: Argosy Weekly (1929-1943 William T. Dewart) Oct 19 1940


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    • Paper: Off white
    • Front cover detached 10%.

    "Black Fire" 1/2 serial by Walt Coburn.

  • Oct 26 1940
    Argosy Part 4: Argosy Weekly (1929-1943 William T. Dewart) Oct 26 1940


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    • Paper: Off white
    • Front cover detached 10%. Water damage: Slight.
    • 1/2" spine split from top.

    "Black Fire" 2/2 serial by Walt Coburn.

    October 26, 1940. Stories include "The Scarlet Blade" by Murray R. Montgomery, "Gambler Take All" by C.K. Shaw, "Midnight Moon" by William Du Bois, "The Divine Right" by Eustace Cockrell, "Crooked Caribbean Cross" (part 4) by Borden Chase, "Black Fire" (conclusion) by Walt Coburn, and "At Four" by Robert Arthur. 7-in. x 10-in.; black and white; 112 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Arrow (1940 Centaur) 1

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    Cover by Bob Lubbers. Untitled story, script and art by Paul Gustavson; The Boss kidnaps the District Attorney, primarily because he was tough on his boys over the years, and intends on rubbing him out.....until the Arrow steps in. "Daring Escape," script and art by Paul Gustavson; Bendix and a group of criminals escape from the State Penitentiary and head for the city where they hope to track down the Judge that sent them up the river. "Dragon's Face Bank Robbers," script and art by Paul Gustavson; The Dragon's Face Gang has robbed the National Bank and are making their getaway, but hot on their trail is the Arrow, who stifles their flight to South America and into the hands of the Coast Guard. "Killer Hogan" starring Dan Savage of the Mounted, script and art by John F. Kolb. "Signals in the Sky," script and art by Martin Filchock; A pair of thugs kidnap a young boy, but the boy uses his talents and intellect to find a way to tip off Rip Burns of his peril by the use of a kite and Morse Code. "The Poison of the Jungle Flower," script and art by Claire S. Moe; A film director, getting ready to take his cast to Africa to film a movie, is notified that a crystal gazer that was performing at his home died in the middle of a séance. "Death from the Skies" starring Terry Conaway, art by Harold Hughes. Plus other stories. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 2 #1
    Astonishing Stories (1940-1943 Fictioneers) Pulp Vol. 2 #1

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    October 1940. Cover by Gabriel Mayorga. Science fiction stories: "Quicksands of Youthwardness" (part 1) by Malcolm Jameson, "The Future's Fair" by Vincent Reid, "Flight to Galileo" by Lee Gregor, "Mister Island" by E.A. Gosser, "Stepson of Space" by Raymond Z. Gallun, "Personality Plus" by Ray Cummings, and "Other World" by Harl Vincent. Illustrations by Gabriel Mayorga, Leo Morey, Thorp, and Marconette. 6.75-in. x 9.5-in.; black and white; 112 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 26 #2
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 26 #2

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    October 1940. Volume 26, Issue 2. Cover by Hubert Rogers. Science fiction stories by A. E. Van Vogt ("Slan" part 2 of 4), Harry Bates ("Farewell to the Master" -- *Adapted as 1951 film "The Day the Earth Stood Still"), Theodore Sturgeon, Malcolm Jameson, and L. Sprague De Camp ("The Warrior Race"). Illustrations by Cartier, Kramer, Ley, Orban, and Schneeman. Trimmed pulp, 6.5-in. x 9.5-in.; black and white; 160 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #115

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  • Issue #116

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  • Issue #117

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  • Issue #118

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  • Vol. 19 #2

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  • Issue #1
    Big 3 (1940 Fox Feature) DO NOT RECORD HERE 1

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    Featuring Blue Beetle, Samson and David, The Flame, Cosmic Carson, and Dr. Doom. 7 1/2" x 10 1/4", 68 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #1
    Big Chief Western (1940-1941 Frank A. Munsey) Pulp Vol. 1 #1

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    1st issue of title features the 1st appearance of White Eagle. Also features "Stand Your Hand," by Robert Bellem (creator of Dan Turner, Hollwood Detective) under the pseudonym John Saxon; "Right Turn for Boot Hill" by Wayne D. Overholser, and "Heroes of the Old West," a two page art spread by Benjamin "Stookie" Allen, who went on to do "Snagglepuss" for Dell in the 1960s. Plus other stories and groovy old ads. 116 pages, 7" x 9-1/2", FC cover with B&W interior. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 6

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    Cover by Ogden Whitney. Stories and art by Gardner Fox, Ogden Whitney, Ham Fisher, Fred Guardineer, H. J. Tuthill, Mart Bailey, George Papp, Alfred Andriola, Creig Flessel, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, and Fred Schwab. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Charlie Chan investigates the kidnapping of David Frome. Tom Kerry, District Attorney, seeks the secret behind the Blue Light Murders. Adventurer Rocky Ryan travels to the Valley of the Moon to find Queen Moora and stop her Hill Tribes from invading the Maharajah's kingdom. Skyman; Joe Palooka; Tom Kerry District Attorney; The Bungle Family; Spy-Chief; Amazing Faces; Charlie Chan; Jibby Jones; Rocky Ryan; Dixie Dugan; Mike the Mascot; Marvelo Monarch of Magicians; Mortimer the Monk; The Face. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Oct 1940
    Black Mask (1920-1951 Pro-Distributors/Popular) Black Mask Detective Pulp Oct 1940

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  • Vol. 1 #5
    Blue Bolt (1940-1949) Vol. 1 #5
    Published Oct 1940 by Funnies, Inc..

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    Edited by David Adams. Cover by W. E. Rowland. Stories by Joe Simon, Jack Kirby, Al Avison, Al Gabriele, Bob Davis, Bill Everett, Harry Ramsey, Malcolm Kildale, Henry Kiefer, Jack A. Warren, Paul Gustavson, Bill O'Connor, Ben Flinton, and Leonard Sansone. Blue Bolt is in a war in the fourth dimension. Dick Cole tangles with Phil Carp in Hollywood. Professor X succeeds in killing a patrolman who once put him in jail and now threatens the D.A. who prosecuted the case; Sub-Zero is called in. Sergeant Spook encounters Jesse James's ghost. Runaway Ronson battles Riker. The White Rider and Super Horse face off against Matt Hart. The Phantom Sub finds action in the Arctic Circle. 68 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Oct 1940
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp / Magazine Oct 1940
  • Vol. 3 #1
    Blue Ribbon Sports (1937-1940 Columbia Publications) Pulp Vol. 3 #1

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  • Vol. 52 #3
    Breezy Stories and Young's Magazine (1915-1949 C.H. Young^) Pulp Vol. 52 #3

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  • Vol. 21 #4

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  • Vol. 2 #1
    Captain Future (1940-1944 Better Publications) Pulp Vol. 2 #1


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    • Trimmed
    • TRIMMED.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Front cover detached 5%. Water damage: Moderate. Staple rust: Slight.

    Volume 2, Issue 1 - Fall, 1940. Cover by Earle K. Bergey. Stories by Edmond Hamilton ("The Triumph of Captain Future"), Wilbur S. peacock, H.L. Gold, and David H. Keller. Illustrations by H. W. Wesso. 6.75-in. x 9.75-in.; black and white; 132 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 1 #3
    Carnival Combined with Show (1940-1942 Show Magazine^) Vol. 1 #3

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    Men's interest magazine loaded with black and white images of tasteful vintage pin-up photography. Softcover Magazine, 8.5" x 11", 68 pages, B&W. -MATURE READERS- Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #11
    Champ Comics (1940-1943 Harvey) 11

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    Stories and art by George Little, Bentley Wade, Harry Parkhurst, Robert Leslie Bellem, Art Helfant, Robert Turner, G. O. MacConachie, Henry Kiefer, G. Michaelis, Worth Carnahan, and Roy Nelson. Publisher Harvey makes an early entry in the superhero adventure genre with this anthology. Young Toby learns that Duke O'Dowd is secretly the Human Meteor, and becomes his teen sidekick, as they investigate The Traitors In the Lighthouse. Dr. Miracle seeks the secret of The Crook Who Survived the Electric Chair. Johnny Fox battles an arson ring. Plus illustrated guides to four Royal Air Force aircraft. Duke O'Dowd; Champ; Neptina; Dragon's Teeth; Dr. Miracle; Simple Snitz: The Smith Case; Johnny Fox; Champion Puzzler; Foul Shy; Liberty Lads; Aero Champs; Jungleman; Robinhood Jones; Champion Chuckles. 68 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Oct 6 1940
    Comic Book Magazine (1940) Chicago Tribune Oct 6 1940

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    October 6, 1940. Comic supplement included with the Chicago Tribune each Sunday. In this issue: Bucks McKale, Spooky, Streamer Kelly, Rocky, Dill and Daffy, Gertie O'Grady, Hy Score, Texas Slim, Them Days, Bobby Make-Believe, and Brenda Starr. Loose folded newsprint pages, 10.75" x 7.75", 16 pages, full color.

  • Vol. 6 #1
    Complete Love Magazine (1938-1951 Periodical House) Pulp Vol. 6 #1

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  • Vol. 109 #4
    Published Oct 1940 by Hearst.

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  • Issue #6
    Crack Comics (1940) 6

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    Cover art by Gill Fox. The Kite-Men, art by Lou Fine; The Condor must battle the Strange Karlo Klug, who, at the direction of his midget master, launches an army of "human kites. The Green Men of Hemades staring the Space Legion, script and art by Vernon Henkel. The Attack of the U7 starring Red Torpedo and Nazis, script by Henry Kiefer [as Drew Allen], art by Kiefer. Adventure of the Blind Soldier starring Lee Preston of the Red Cross, script by Bob Powell [as Terrence Macauley], art by Powell. The Phony Haunted House starring Alias the Spider, script and art by Paul Gustavson. Dead Man's Prints starring Wizard Wells, script and art by Harry Francis Campbell. The Second Madam Fatal, script and art by Art Pinajian. The Paralyzer Gun starring The Clock, script and art by George E. Brenner. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #3
    Crack-Shot Western (1939-1941 Frank A. Munsey Company) Pulp Vol. 1 #3

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  • Issue #28
    Crackajack Funnies (1938-1942 Western) 28

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    68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 2 #11

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  • Vol. 26 #3
    Dare-Devil Aces (1932-1946 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 26 #3
    • .5" Cumulative spine split. Cover coming loose from spine.
  • Issue #73

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