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Comic books May 1945

  • Vol. 35 #3
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 35 #3
    • 1" Cumulative spine split. Water damage. Bookplate attached to back cover and damaged.

    Volume 35, Issue 3 - May, 1945. Cover by William Timmins. Science Fiction and adventure stories, this issue features "First Contact by Murray Leinster. 5.5-in. x 7.5-in., 160 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #28
    Batman (1940) 28
    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1945 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Charles Paris. "Shadow City!", script by Don Cameron, art by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane); When several wealthy playboys are taken in by a quick-rich scheme hatched by the Joker, Batman decides to visit the Crime Clown's layout that he called Shadow City. "The Great Handcuff King!", art by Jerry Robinson; Alfred decides to get a pair of handcuffs in order to practice putting them on felons, but when he decides to practice on a fellow gentlemen's gentlemen, Alfred is shocked at the result. "Shirley Holmes, Policewoman!", script by Bill Finger, art by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane); Batman and Robin have to battle a large-scale outbreak of short-confidence rackets. 1-page Handy Andy story by Jack Farr. "Once a Fighter" text story by Stan Carter. "Batman Goes To Washington!", script by Alvin Schwartz, art by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane); Batman decides to enlist the aid of a Senator and the public in getting ex-cons the chance to get honest work. 1-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #56
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 56
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    • 3" cumulative spine split through cover and most wraps.

    Stories and art by Ham Fisher, Frank Tinsley, Alfred Andriola, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, Frank Beck and Mart Bailey. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Captain Yank and a squad of Italian freedom fighters must evade Nazi tanks to escape with captured fuel trucks, but Yank has a plan. Slap Happy sets out to capture radium thieves for the reward. Dixie Dugan and her friends stumble on a millionaire's deserted cabin in the woods. Sparky Watts; Charlie Chan; Captain Yank; Joe Palooka; Bo; Dixie Dugan; The Face; Skyman; Brass Knuckles; How To Cook a Monkey. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 5 #8
    Blue Bolt (1940-1949) Vol. 5 #8
    Published May 1945 by Funnies, Inc..

    Cover by John Wilcox. Stories and art by Joe Donohoe, Ray Gill, Jim Wilcox, Robert Pious, John Jordan, Henry Kiefer, Seth Harmon, Milt Hammer and Tom Gill. Sometimes listed as Blue Bolt #56. Former superhero Blue Bolt soars as an aviator hero in WWII. Cap Hawkins tells the true story of D-Day, June 6, 1944, then still a recent memory. Blue Bolt and Charlie use a makeshift sled to escape enemy troops after crash landing on an island. Sergeant Spook and Jerry help his friend "Pinky Jones," who's been playing hookey and running with a teen gang. Dick Cole; Old Cap Hawkins True Tales: D-Day; Edison Bell; Don't Buy it -- Make it Yourself; Man Bites Dog; Blue Bolt; Krisko and Jasper; Sniffy; Fearless Fellers; Gummed Up; Sgt. Spook; Bluebolts and Nuts. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 16 #12
    Children's Playmate Magazine (1929 A.R. Mueller) Vol. 16 #12

    Volume 16, Issue 12 - May 1945. Features creative stories, poems, rebuses, recipes, activities, crafts, science experiments, and health articles for children. 6-in. x 9-in. 52 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #99
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 99
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    • INCOMPLETE. First two wraps and centerfold missing, affects Batman and Three-Ring Binks stories. Heavy damage to first present wrap.

    Cover by Dick Sprang. Stories by Don C. Cameron, Jack Farr and unknown. Art by Dick Sprang, Jack Farr, Howard Sherman, George Roussos and Louis Cazeneuve. The Penguin, operating out of a hideout he considers fool proof, police proof and Batman proof, concocts a scheme in which he freezes a person, then sends a box with the body to relatives for the payment of a certain sum of money to safely have them restored to life in the Batman and Robin tale "The Temporary Murders!" by Don C. Cameron and Dick Sprang. Plus: Three-Ring Binks in an untitled story by Jack Farr; Slam Bradley in "Veteran in Villainy!" with art by Howard Sherman; Air Wave in "Caution...Handle without Care!" with art by George Roussos; and The Boy Commandos in "The Locusts of Lohan!" with art by Louis Cazeneuve (not by Simon and Kirby, despite the listed credits). Also: Billy Brand 1-pager; 2-page text story "The Refugees" by Stan Carter; and The Boners 1-pager by Lit-Win. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 42 #1
    Dime Western Magazine (1932-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 42 #1
  • Issue #2
    Eagle (1945 Rural Home) 2
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    • First wrap fully split, pieces missing from last page (slightly affects readability).

    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by George Appel, Maurice del Bourgo, Tony DiPreta, Maurice Gutwirth and Rudy Palais. The second issue switches from historical non-fiction to aerial adventure, starring heroes like the Four Aces. As America enters World War II, aviator heroes the Four Aces reunite to train a new generation of American military pilots. In a story featuring a rare female aviator hero, Francis Craig abandons her business career to join the Civil Air Patrol in WWII. Teen flying club the Eagle Scouts of Rosedale is hired for a strange mission by a mysterious stranger who pays with Confederate money. Lucky Aces; Frances Craig: Routine Assignment; Shutter Birds; Rip Cord Diary; Insect Bombers; Squadrons of Freedom; Aerial Handies; 5 Tons of Lightning; Barnstormer Barnes and Jenny; The Eagle Scouts of Rosedale, U.S.A.: Four of a Kind! Final issue of the series. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 6 #22
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (1941-Present Davis-Dell) Vol. 6 #22
  • Issue #130
    Famous Funnies (1934) 130

    Contains comic strip reprints, activity pages, and a text story. In order of appearance: "Buck Rogers" by Philip Francis Nowlan and Rick Yager (as Dick Calkins); "Invisible Scarlet O'Neil" by Russell Stamm; "Napoleon" by Clifford McBride; "Dickie Dare" by Milton Caniff; "Jitter" by Arthur B. Poinier; "Scorchy Smith" by Noel Sickles; "Oaky Doaks" by Ralph Briggs Fuller; "High Lights of History" by J. Carroll Mansfield; "Chief Wahoo" by Allen Saunders and Elmer Woggon; and "Olly of the Movies" by Julian Ollendorff. "Clutch Hitter" text story by Carl C. Hodges. Activity pages by A. W. Nugent. 52 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Fawcett's Funny Animals (1942-1956 Fawcett/Charlton) 30

    36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #88
    Feature Comics (1939) 88
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    • Staple rust with migration.

    Cover art by Al Bryant. "The House of Horror!", pencils by Dan Zolnerowich; The Doll Man plunges into battle against a phantom killer who strikes by night. "Big Breeze Factory" starring Blimpy, script and art by Al Stahl. "The Trumpet Nobody Played!" starring Swing Sisson, script and art by Vernon Henkel; Stolen jewels are hidden inside a pawned trumpet. Untitled Mickey Finn story, script and art by Lank Leonard. Untitled story, script and art by Sid Lazarus; Perky visits the Fountain of Youth. Untitled story, art by Irving Tirman; Spin tries to free prisoners (American officers) before the Japanese kill them. Untitled Rusty Ryan story, art by Bill Quackenbush. 60 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #72
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 72
    • 1" cumulative spine split.
    • 1 1/2" spine split from bottom (taped). Staple rust. Rust migration. Mold.

    Indicia title is "RAGGEDY ANN, No. 72." Cover art by George Kerr. Untitled Raggedy Ann stories, art by George Kerr. Marcella forgets to take Wrinkles, the Camel with the Wrinkled Knees, inside when she has to go to town with her mother; Nathan Gnome takes Wrinkles to the "Land of Lost Toys" and the Raggedys have to rescue him. Mr. and Mrs. Muskrat throw a Flapjack Party for all the wildwoods folk and have the Raggedys make the flapjacks. Minkie pulls several tricks to try to ruin the party. After stepping through a magic mirror, the Raggedys are given a tour of Elfland by Eddie Elf. Minkie captures Mrs. Fox in a cage and steals her groceries. Raggedy Ann fixes Wrinkles' hump by filling it with beans. The Raggedys bring a fire engine to put out the fire in Sunny Bunny's house. Individual full-figure drawings of the characters that appear in the comic on the back cover. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #73
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 73

    Indicia title is "The Gumps, No. 73." Untitled The Gumps strips, scripts and art by Gus Edson. After reading a book about flies, Andy goes hunting for one with a flyswatter. Andy tries to get Chester's dog to bring him down from his bedroom for breakfast. Andy and Chester find a treasure chest on the beach, or so it seems. Chester takes his dog for a walk, but has to keep dodging the dog catcher. Andy gets Chester a dog for his birthday. Andy wants to play golf, but Min wants him to mow the yard. Andy builds a doghouse for Chester's dog. Chester takes on a bully. Andy tricks Min into mending his winter coat. Reprinted from The Gumps (Tribune-News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1936 and 1937. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Four Favorites (1941) 18
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #221-AA-005

    Rudy Palais cover. In order of appearance: "Magno and Davey, The Scarlet Serpent of Senegal!" art by Rudy Palais; "The Unknown Soldier, The Rats in Human Form!"; "Lash Lightning, The Deathless Witch of Spittin' Devil!"; and "Captain Courageous, The Fantastic Adventure of MacArthur's Master Plan!" art by Matthew Suarez. "Cold Country Justice" text story by Ralph Powers, reprinted from Super Mystery Comics Vol. 3 (1942) #3 and from Super Mystery Comics Vol. 4 (1944) #5. 52 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Giggle Comics (1943) 20

    Stories by Joanna Williams, Stephen Carroll, and Dan Gordon. Art by Dan Gordon, Gil Turner, Lynn Karp, Bob Wickersham, Carl Wessler, and Ken Hultgren. Cover by Ken Hultgren. Funny-animal mayhem from Creston, an imprint of independent publisher ACG, with art by cartooning legend Dan Gordon. Evil-Eye Rat uses his hypnotic powers to control Superkatt; The doctor tells Wacky Wolf to avoid eating pork for health reasons; Byron Bunny trades places with the cartoonist who draws him. Hermie; Superkatt; The Duke and the Dope; Bungling Beamish; Nick and Dick; Snooper; The Copy Cat; Wacky Wolf; Byron Bunny; Turning the Tables; Chloe the Cat. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Heroic Comics (1940) 30
    • Staple rust with migration. Cover detached at one staple.
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    • Water spot on front cover.
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    • Interior oxidation.

    Painted cover by Harvey K. Fuller. Stories and art by Alphonso Greene, Alex Toth, Charles Bange, Woody Gelman, C. W. Winter, Frank Wead, Russell Keaton and Stephen Douglas. Superhero comics from Famous Funnies, featuring some of the stranger heroes of the Golden Age. A war story featuring early art by comics legend Alex Toth; Flyin' Jenny's rivals frame her for sabotage to disqualify her from the Navy trials; A shooting at a violin concert leads Music Master and Downbeat to an international crime ring. Evocative painted cover by Harvey K. Fuller. Music Master was listed in Jon Morris's 2015 book The League of Regrettable Superheroes. True Stories of War Heroes; Vitaman; The Music Master; Red Cross in England; Kid From Brooklyn; Where Others Fail; Flyin' Jenny. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #65
    Jungle Comics (1940 Fiction House) 65
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    • Cover detached at single center staple, extra staple holes in cover that do not extend through interior (does not appear married), staple rust/migration.

    Cover art by Joe Doolin. "The Valley of the Seven Idols!", art by Ruben Moreira (as Rubi Moore); A hunter, follower of a blood cult, comes to the jungle and takes a fancy to Ann; When he kidnaps her, KaƤnga attacks, liberating Ann, and killed the hunter. Untitled story, pencils by Robert Webb; Wambi prevents the sacrifice of a young woman by the Scorpion Killers and sees to it that their priest is himself killed by a scorpion. Untitled story, art by Richard Case; A group of bandits hope to lure Terry and the lancers into a trap, but Terry is ready for them and turns the tables. Untitled story, art by Howard Larsen; Tabu has a magic duel with Mubo the witch doctor, who is forcing his own people into slavery as diamond miners. "Leave Me Alone!" text story. Untitled story, art by Richard Case; A giraffe saves one of Simba's cubs from a snake, and, later, Simba returns the favor by saving the giraffe from native hunters. Untitled story, pencils by George Tuska; Camilla frees slaves and mis-treated elephants from a lumber camp. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #61
    Master Comics (1940 Fawcett) 61
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    • 1/4" cover-to-cover tear.

    36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 24 #1
    Radio Romances (1945 MacFadden) Magazine Vol. 24 #1
  • Vol. 37 #6
    Railroad Magazine (1929 Frank A. Munsey/Popular/Carstens) 2nd Series Vol. 37 #6 Railroad Magazine (1929 Frank A. Munsey/Popular/Carstens) 2nd Series Vol. 37 #6
    • Trimmed
    • 3/4" spine split from the top. Side edge TRIMMED.

    Volume 37, Issue 6 - May, 1945. 6.5" x 9", 150 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #23
    Real Life Comics (1941) 23
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case; Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #1000896003
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Label #3803480012

    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Jose Rizal Hero of the Phillippines, art by Charles M. Quilan. Private Johnny Fuentes The Armed Forces' Youngest hero. The Battling Beggars--The Dutch Patriots of the 1500s. Iron Man of the Hon featuring John Huelsdonk. A Loaf of Bread text story by Lorraine Beim. Commander James. A. Hershfield U.S.C.G. Blip The Story of A Gun! featuring a 37-Millimeter Tank-Buster. Pedro Menendez First Settler of Florida, art by Charles M. Quinlan. Chief Radioman Geroge R. Tweed The Man the Japs Couldn't Find! 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    Speed Comics (1939-1947 Brookwood/Harvey) 37
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    • Trimmed
    • Cover TRIMMED.

    Cover art by Rudy Palais. Captain Freedom story with Joe the Blow and his gang. Steel-Killing Germs starring Shock Gibson and Ludwig Von Achriever. Biff Bannon's Best Friend , script and art by Art Helfant. Ouanga--Savage Rite of Death starring Black Cat and Dabal, pencils by Jill Elgin, inks by Joe Kubert. The Story Behind the Cover featuring Captain Freedom and Black Cat. Padlock Homes story, script and art by Ed Wheelan. Murder and the Masquerade of Mei-Ling starring the Girl Commandoes, art by Jill Elgin. 52 pages, four color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 27 #1
    Thrilling Wonder Stories (1936-1955 Beacon/Better/Standard) Pulp Vol. 27 #1 Thrilling Wonder Stories (1936-1955 Beacon/Better/Standard) Pulp Vol. 27 #1

    Spring 1945. Cover by Earle K. Bergey. Jerry Shelton, Ross Rocklynne, Henry Kuttner, Arthur G. Strangland, Frederic Arnold Kummer Jr., Polton Cross, and Sam Merwin Jr. Virgil Finlay illustration. 7-in. x 10-in.; black and white; 112 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 43 #2
    True Detective (1924-1995 MacFadden) True Crime Magazine Vol. 43 #2
    • 1/2" cumulative spine split.
  • Issue #1
    Twinkle Comics (1945) 1
    • 1 1/2" Spine split from top of comic.
    • Large piece missing from front cover.

    Cover by Bill Hudson. Stories and art by Manny Stallman, Jack Warren, Al Fago and Harold Sherman. Comedy and adventure comics from Spotlight Publishers. Airman Jay Case of the US Army Air Force (precursor to the US Air Force) encounters betrayal while battling Nazis on the African front in 1943. Hooch and Pooch, respectively the monkey and dog mascots of US Marine squadrons in Europe, risk their lives to deliver a call for reinforcements on the battlefield, in a strange mix of funny-animal drama and WWII propaganda. The owner of a struggling magic-supply store gets unwanted assistance from well-intentioned pixie Superstitious Al-o-ysius. Adventure In... Africa; Twinklettes; Hooch and Pooch; G.I. Fun; Mind Waves!!!; Hop and Pop; Gems O' Fun; Ella; The Legend of Superstitious Al-o-ysius. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #56
    Walt Disney's Comics and Stories (1940 Dell/Gold Key/Gladstone) 56
    • Staple rust with migration.

    52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 50 #10
    Wee Wisdom (1894 Unity School of Christianity) Vol. 50 #10

    Volume 50, Issue 10 - May 1945. "A Magazine for Boys and Girls." Stories, poems, and activities designed for kids. 7-in. x 10-in., 36 pages, PC,PB&W Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 38 #5
    Weird Tales (1923-1985 Popular Fiction) Pulp 1st Series Vol. 38 #5 Weird Tales (1923-1985 Popular Fiction) Pulp 1st Series Vol. 38 #5
    • Cover oxidation.
    • 1" Cumulative spine split.

    Cover by Pete Kuhlhoff. "The Man Who Cried Wolf!" by Robert Bloch, "The Watchers" by Ray Bradbury, and "The Lost Day" by August Derleth, plus other horror and supernatural tales by Edmond Hamilton, Harold Lawlor, Thorp McClusky, Emil Petaja, Manly Wade Wellman, and Charles King. Illustrations by Hannes Bok, Boris Dolgov, Dwight Boyce, Andrew Brosnatch, Irwin J. Weill, A. R. Tilburne. 6 3/4-in. x 10-in., 96 newsprint pages, black and white (text with illustrations). Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 8 #8
    Woman's Day (1937-1970 Stores Publishing, Co.) Magazine Vol. 8 #8

    Volume 8, Issue 8 - May 1945. Softcover, 96 pages. 8.5 in. x 11 in. B&W. Cover price $0.02.