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Comic books February 1948

  • Vol. 35 #3
    10 Story Western Magazine (1936-1954 Popular) Pulp Vol. 35 #3

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  • Vol. 15 #2
    10-Story Detective Magaizine (1938-1949 Ace Magazines) Pulp Vol. 15 #2

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    Feb 1948. Cover by Cover by Norman Saunders. Crime and mystery stories by Talmage Powell "Murder on the Make", Joe Archibald, Ric Hosse, H. Q. Masur, D. S. Kennedy, William R. Honest, Robert S. Fenton, Stanley C. Vickers, Edward William Murphy, and L. W. Carmichael. Illustrations by Robert Jenney and Martin. 7" x 10"; black and white; 112 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 19 #4
    44 Western Magazine (1937-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 19 #4

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  • Issue #1
    4Most Vol. 7 (1948) Four Most 1

    Cover by Jack Hearne. Stories and art by Al McWilliams, Art Helfant, Lindley Mann, Nina Albright, Milt Hammer, and Tex Blaisdell. Sometimes listed as 4Most #26. Adventures of clean-cut teen heroes of the 1940s. In Arizona, Dick Cole's pal Slip'ry falls for a gold-prospecting scam. Edison Bell and Jerry witness the hijacking of a much-needed vaccine shipment. Lem the Grem uses gremlin magic to help a struggling street cleaner get together with the woman of his dreams. Dick Cole; Lem the Grem: Welcome To Letty Lister; Heathcliff the Hobo; The Devil's House; Edison Bell; Bike Trailer; Housing Shortage; Boitram the Boiglar; The Cadet. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Abbott and Costello (1948 St. John) 1

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    Regular edition. NOTE: There is also a 3D edition. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #131
    Ace Comics (1937) 131

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    Cover art by Joe Musial. The Phantom strips, script by Lee Falk, art by Ray Moore. Daffy Doodles strips, art by Doc Winner. Katzenjammer Kids strips, art by H.H. Knerr. Tim Tyler's Luck strips, art by Lyman Young. Teddy and Sitting Bull strips, art by Joe Musial. Barney Google strips, art by Billy DeBeck. Jungle Jim strips, art by Alex Raymond. Blondie strips, art by Chic Young. Brick Bradford strips, scripts by William Ritt, art by Clarence Gray. Prince Valiant strips, art by Hal Foster. Pete the Tramp strips by Clarence D. Russell. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 18 #1
    Ace-High Western Stories (1940-1951 Fictioneers) Vol. 18 #1

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  • Issue #117
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 117
    Published Feb 1948 by DC.

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    Christmas cover art by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye. Christmastown, USA starring Superman, script by Alvin Schwartz, art by Win Mortimer. Birds Out of Hand starring Zatara, script by Joe Samachson, art by W. F. White. Christmas on the Congo starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. A Singular Swap starring Hayfoot Henry, script by Al Schwartz, art by Stan Kaye. A Lesson For The Teacher starring Vigilante, script by Al Schwartz, pencils by George Roussos, inks by Sy Barry. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Feb 1948
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular) Pulp Feb 1948

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    February 1948. Cover by Peter Stevens. "In the Wake of Glory" by Hector Chevigny and "March North" by Robert Carse. Other stories by Clifton Adams, William Ratigan, Robinson MacLean, Giles A. Lute, R. D. Hamilton, Georges Surdez, and William Taylor. 7" x 9-1/4" 146 black and white newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #125
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 125

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    Cover art by Stan Kaye. The Weight Before Christmas, script by Don Cameron, art by Al Wenzel; Regan used to be the Santa for Lacy's but he's lost to much weight, so Superboy has to get him to up to snuff in a week; Or a crooked Santa will take his place and set the store up for robbery. The Case of the Good Luck Crooks starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. D-Day in Davy Jones' Locker starring Aquaman, art by John Daly. The Man Who Refused to Die starring Shining Knight, script by Don Cameron, art by Chuck Winter. The Roamin' Roman starring Johnny Quick, pencils by Mort Meskin, inks by George Roussos. Full-page ad for Western Comics # 1. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 29 #5
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  • Vol. 5 #1
    Airboy Comics (1945-1953 Hillman) Vol. 5 #1
    • Several wraps detached.
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    Stories and art by Arthur Peddy, Bernard Sachs, Frank Bolle and Leonard Starr. One of the more fanciful and influential of 1940s aviator heroes, Airboy fights evil with his radio-controlled plane "Birdie" and its plethora of experimental flying tech. Sometimes listed as Airboy Comics #48. No issue # on cover; Vol. 5, issue #1 in indicia. Airboy battles the modern-day Mechanical Pirate who killed Bob's father. A South American woman is in danger of losing her plantation to her corrupt U.S. cousin, until The Heap intervenes. Flying Fool and his female rival, Riot O'Hara, get mixed up in the search for a mysterious new energy pill. Offbeat cover, possibly by Flash Gordon's Dan Barry. Airboy Meets the Mechanical Pirate; The Heap; Model Builders with Airboy; High-Speed Herbert; The Knife Thrower; Flying Fool; Rough-Riding Sailor of the Pony Express. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #94
    All American Comics (1939) 94

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    Cover art by Irwin Hasen. Partners in Peril starring Green Lantern, script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Irwin Hasen [splash and story], inks by Irwin Hasen [splash only] and John Belfi; By a weird twist of fate, Alan Scott's ploy to trap the Harlequin at a beauty contest backfires when the Princess of the Underworld also plots a trap for the Emerald Crusader. Report Card starring Cotton-Top Katie, script and art by Harry Lampert (signed as Harrielle). Voyage to Venice starring The Black Pirate, pencils by Arthur F. Peddy, inks by Bernard Sachs. Smugglers of Human Cargo starring Hop Harrigan, art by Howard Purcell. Murder by Accident starring Dr. Mid-Nite, pencils by Arthur F. Peddy, inks by Bernard Sachs. Mutt and Jeff strips by Al Smith [signed as Bud Fisher]. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #39
    All Star Comics (1940-1978) 39

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    The Justice Society of America in "The Invasion From Fairyland!" Script by John Broome, art by Arwin Hasen. Two-page text story, "Cinderella" by John Osgood. Hasen cover. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    All True Crime (1948) 26

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    First issue of the series (continues from Official True Crime Cases(1947)). Cover by Syd Shores. Written by unknown. Art by unknown. Honor among thieves? Ha! Read the amazing true story of Wilbur Underhill, craven killer who learned his lesson the hard way...the deadly way...in "Killing Was His Business!" Also in this issue: John Wesley Hardin in "Guns Talked in Abilene!"; "One of These Circus Performers Is a Killer!"; 2-page text story "Born to Hang"; "He Lived with Danger!"; and "The Mighty Manhunt!" 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 3 #2
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  • Vol. 7 #5
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  • Vol. 22 #2
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 22 #2
    • .5" Spine split from top.
    • 3" Spine split from bottom. Tape on interior cover and back cover.

    Vol. 22 #2. Feb. 1948. Cover by Malcolm Smith. Stories by Robert Bloch, S.J. Byrne, and Berkeley Livingston. Illustrations by Enoch Sharp, Malcolm Smith, and Julian S. Krupa. 7" x 10", 178 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #25
    America's Best Comics (1942) 25

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  • Vol. 31 #2
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    Volume 31, Issue 2 - February 1948. The American Girl magazine. For all girls--Published by the Girl Scouts, features articles, advice, and crafts. 8 1/2-in. x 11 1/2-in., 52 pages, B&W Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #290
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  • Issue #12
    Animal Antics (1946) 12
    Published Feb 1948 by DC.

    52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Archie (1943) 30
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • 2" cumulative spine split.
    • Interior is complete. Severe water damage. 4 1/4" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached.

    Cover art by Al Fagaly. "Patch As Patch Can," art by Bill Vigoda; It's Patch Day once again, when the girls get their Patch Hop dates by sewing patches on boys' pants; And when Archie rips his pants while escaping from an undesirable girl, he ends up hiding in Riverdale High with ripped pants; second Patch Day story; an early prototype of Big Ethel appears, but is not mentioned by name. Archie's Hollywood Quiz Page by Herbert "Red" Holmdale. "The Grid Kid," art by Bill Vigoda; Archie's antics at the football tryouts cause bodily harm for Coach Piffle; Later, Archie accidentally wins the football game for Riverdale; Coach Piffle, a Coach Kleets prototype, resigns. Archie Puzzle Page. "The Battle of the Jitterbugs," art by Bill Vigoda; When Veronica says that girls are better than boys at dancing, Reggie sets up a jitterbug contest that pits himself and Archie against Betty and Veronica. Hollywood Tattle Tale article. Untitled story, art by Irving Novick; Veronica gyps Betty into doing all the work in redecorating her room; Veronica reads Archie comics in a splash panel. Introduction of Chief Bragle in "The Heat's On," art by Bill Vigoda; When Reggie tricks Archie and Jughead into believing that a PTA meeting at the Andrews' house is really a meeting about whether to kick the pair out of school, Archie and Jughead decide to skip town. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #0
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  • Vol. 326 #2
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 326 #2

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  • Issue #4802
    Arizona Highways 4802
    Published Feb 1948

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    February 1948. Publication of the Arizona Highway Department featuring stories and art with Western themes. In this issue: the art of W.R. Leigh; ancient pottery; southern Arizona's missions; and more. 9-in. x 12-in.; part color, part black and white; 40 pages on white paper. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 7 #11
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  • Vol. 6 #2
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  • Vol. 40 #6
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 40 #6
    • 1/2 " Cumulative spine split.

    Volume 40, Issue 6 - February 1947. Cover by Alejandro. Science Fiction and adventure stories, this issue features "The End is Not Yet" by Lafayette Ronald Hubbard. 5.5-in. x 7.5-in., 160 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #2
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    Volume 2, 1st Printing - "A Blonde for Murder" by Walter B. Gibson. Softcover, 5" x 7.5", 128 pages, B&W, text only. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #1
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 1

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    Cover art by Paul Parker. Untitled Crime on the Run story; During a payroll robbery one of the victims is shot and killed. Untitled Mystery Thriller of the Month story; A wave of bank robberies sweeps Los Angeles. Untitled Lucky Coyne story; Fate formed a peculiar partnership with a sadistic assassin. Untitled Hale! ...the Magician story, art by George Tuska; Hale is asked by the police to track down the deadly prophecies of the Signor Diablo. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #42
    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly (1943 Avon Book Company) 42

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  • Issue #16
    Barnyard Comics (1944) 16

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  • Issue #25
    Basinful of Fun (1941 F.Youngman LTD) 25

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    Vintage British humor magazine aimed primarily at men. 4 1/2-in. x 7-in., 36 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #498
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    Published 1948 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #499
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    Published 1948 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #500
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    Published 1948 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #501
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    Published 1948 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Vol. 6 #6
    Beauty Parade (1941-1956 Harrison Publications) Vol. 6 #6

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  • Issue #103
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  • Issue #1948
    Black Book Detective (bound volumes) 1948
    • The bottom of the last pulp magazine is untrimmed and offset higher than the other volumes by about 1/2". Interior pulp covers are in fine to very fine condition.

    Feb-Nov 1948. This Black Book Detective bound volume collects five complete issues (V24-1, V24-2, V24-3, V25-1, & V25-2) of the long-running pulp magazine. Due to the binding process, the interior magazines were trimmed, and the top layer of the spines were removed. The grade provided is for the overall condition. For further information on condition, please see our grading notes. Hardbound, 6.75" x 9.75".

  • Vol. 24 #1
    Black Book Detective Magazine (1933-1953 Newsstand/Hoffman/Ranger/Better) Pulp Vol. 24 #1
    • 3" Spine split from top. Oxidation.

    The Black Bat in "The Coiled Serpent" by "G. Wayman Jones" (Norman Daniels); "The Lottery Racketeer" by Nels Leroy Jorgensen; "Close Cover Before Striking" by Sam Merwin Jr.; "The Missing Clue" by Ray Cummings; "Death Ends the Year" by Johnston McCulley; and "Mementos of Murder" by John L. Benton. Pulp magazine format; black and white; 112 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #53
    Blue Beetle (1939 Fox/Holyoke) 53

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    Stories by Joe Adder and others. Art by Jack Kamen and others.. Fox Feature Syndicate presents the first series featuring the original version of the Blue Beetle. The Beetle gets involved in a film shoot and winds up making an underwater rescue; The Blue Beetle investigates a series of women jumping to their deaths; The Beetle tells the true story of gangster "Legs" Diamond. Featuring another lurid cover by an unknown artist, as the series transforms into one of the era's many crime comics. Murder on Strange Street; Suicide for Sale!; Rat Poison; Homicide Diary: The Case of the Lethal Christmas Package; True Crime Case: Jack Legs Diamond, Scorpion of Crime. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 8 #9
    Blue Bolt (1940-1949) Vol. 8 #9
    Published Feb 1948 by Funnies, Inc..

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    Cover by Al McWilliams. Stories and art by Jack Hearne, Ray Gill, Joe Donohoe, Tex Blaisdell, Milt Hammer, and Henry Kiefer. Sometimes listed as Blue Bolt #87. Blue Bolt has adventures while flying for Glimpses, a photography magazine. When millionaire adventurer Rick Richards learns his charity has been swindled, he takes the money back the hard way. In a long-lost Mayan ruin, Blue Bolt uncovers a hidden enemy. Sgt. Spook and Jerry visit a pastor's ghost, spooking the hoods using the haunted church as a hideout. Edison Bell tells young readers how to make an aquarium. Dick Cole; Bluebolts & Nuts; Blue Bolt; Fearless Fellers; The Young Chef; A Shot In The Dark; Sergeant Spook; Rick Richards; Edison Bell; This Fish Story Is Fun. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Feb 1948
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp Feb 1948

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  • Issue #38
    Boy Comics (1942) 38
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Dan Barry, Bob Wood, 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 investigates the death of a famed lady-killer, in a story featuring classic good-girl art by Flash Gordon's Dan Barry. Teens convince their school to buy a small plane and start a flying program, featuring aviation art by Flash Gordon's Dan Barry. Little Dynamite and his pals take on The Smelly Sneed Gang. Crimebuster; Famous Eccentrics; Daredevil: A Slight Interruption; Famous Eccentrics; Little Dynamite. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    Boy Commandos (1942-1949 1st Series) 25
    • 2" spine split from bottom.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan. The Story of Commando X, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Steve Brodie; The Boys hold a charity contest to pick someone to share their next adventure as Commando X; to their great surprise, a girl wins the contest. Prisoner of the Iron Mask, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Steve Brodie; Rip and Brooklyn dream they're in medieval France and Rip is the famed Man in the Iron Mask, brother of the Duke. Something To Shoot At text story by Bill Tierney. Willie the Goofy Tramp humor page by Phil Berube. The Million Dollar Kid, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Steve Brodie; J. Finney Heathers wills his estate to the Commandos if Brooklyn can spend a million dollars in one week. Casey the Cop humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 36 #2
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  • Issue #17
    Buzzy (1944) 17
    Tags: Archie
    Published Feb 1948 by DC.

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    Cover art by George Storm. Untitled story, script by Paul S. Newman, art by George Storm; Buzzy wants to go on the stage to impress his girl. Untitled story, art by George Storm; Popsy forbids Buzzy to play any more jive records in his house--at least before the gangsters get there. The Kite and the Haunted House starring Alix in Follyland, art by Tom McNamara; Pixies try to understand human behavior. The Teeners humor page. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Calling All Kids (1946) 17

    Stories and art by Adele and Cateau de Leeuw. A kids' anthology in the tradition of Calling All Girls from the publishers of Parents Magazine, featuring stories, games and quizzes as well as comics. Marco Polar Bear and Bobby explore Louisiana on their flying carpet; Twinkle the star finds a treasure chest; Johnny Ant is the strongest ant in Antville. Guess My Name; Twinkle, The Star That Came Down From Heaven; Marco Polar Bear; Play the G Game; The Kazzywoozy; Riddles; Paddy Penguin; The Forest Bride; Johnny Ant; Pop and Junior; Pug and Curly; Marco's Puzzle Page. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.