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Comic books October 1948

  • Vol. 37 #3
    10 Story Western Magazine (1936-1954 Popular) Pulp Vol. 37 #3

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  • Vol. 16 #2
    10-Story Detective Magaizine (1938-1949 Ace Magazines) Pulp Vol. 16 #2

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  • Vol. 21 #4
    44 Western Magazine (1937-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 21 #4

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  • Issue #5
    4Most Vol. 7 (1948) Four Most 5
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case
    • Label #4D70A0-001

    Cover by Jack Hearne. Stories and art by Jim Wilcox, Art Helfant, Nina Albright, Milt Hammer, Harry Lazarus, and Ray Gill. Sometimes listed as 4Most #30. Adventures of clean-cut teen heroes of the 1940s. Cadet Dick Cole springs into action after The Declaration of Independence is stolen, and sets out to recover this national treasure. Lem the Grem uses gremlin magic to intervene in a baseball championship between the Green Sox and the Panthers. Kit Carter, The Cadet, uses modern technology to save a researcher captured by indigenous Panamanians. Dick Cole; Lem the Grem; Fear Scent; Edison Bell; Totem Pole; Tepee Tent; Boitram the Boiglar; The Cadet; 4Most Fun. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #139
    Ace Comics (1937) 139

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    Edited by Ruth Plumly Thompson (sometimes credited as Ace). Stories and art by Charles Flanders, Drake Williams, H. H. Knerr, Doc Winner, Chic Young, Joe Musial, Lee Falk, Ray Moore, William Ritt, Clarence Gray, Don Moore and Alex Raymond. Pioneering comics publisher David McKay presents an anthology series featuring reprints of King Features Syndicate comic strips. Includes Alex Raymond's Jungle Jim. The Phantom clears his name of the Crooner's crimes; the first issue of the series with the King Features logo on the cover. The Phantom; Jungle Jim; Henry; Katzenjammer Kids; Fighting Americans; Blondie; Brick Bradford; The Lone Ranger; Teddy and Sitting Bull; Doc Winner's Daffy Doodles. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 20 #1
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  • Issue #125
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 125
    Published Oct 1948 by DC.
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Minor side edge cracks
    • Moderate amount of orange crayon on 2nd page and centerfold.
    • Label #0014717005

    Cover art by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye. The Modern Nostradamus starring Superman and Lex Luthor, art by Al Plastino. Man Against Manhunter starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The Phoney Pitchman starring Zatara, art by W. F. White. Captain Tootsie ad, art by C. C. Beck. The Reluctant Annie Oakley starring Vigilante, pencils by Jerry Robinson, inks by Mort Meskin. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #123
    Action Comics (1948-1950 Simcoe) Canadian 123
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Canadian Edition.
    • Label #1989635016

    Canadian Reprint. Cover price $0.10.

  • Oct 1948
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular) Pulp Oct 1948
    • 1.5" Cumulative spine split.
  • Issue #133
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 133

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    Cover pencils by Al Wenzel. Superboy's Report Card, pencils by Al Wenzel; Since the truant officer wants Superboy to go to school, he has to pass through all the grades in one day, in order not to jeopardize his secret identity. The Red, White and Blue Arrow starring Green Arrow, script by Otto Binder, art by George Papp. The Great White Whale starring Aquaman, script by Otto Binder, art by John Daly. Concert of Crimes starring Johnny Quick, script by Otto Binder, art by Mort Meskin. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 31 #1
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  • Vol. 5 #9
    Airboy Comics (1945-1953 Hillman) Vol. 5 #9

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    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Dick Wood, Dan Zolnerowich, Mike Roy, John Belfi 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 #56. No issue # on cover; Vol. 5, issue #9 in indicia. Airboy is hired to protect a spoiled rich girl who gotten in deep with gangsters over her gambling losses. A tribute to The Heap's human self, Baron von Emmelman, is interrupted by gauche outsiders, causing The Heap to go ballistic. The strange true story of Colonel Thomas Blood and his attempt to steal the Crown Jewels of England from the Tower of London in 1671. Airboy; The Flying Fool; The Heap; The Man Who Stole the King's Crown; Voyage into the Unknown; Naughty Murieta. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #102
    All American Comics (1939) 102

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    Listed as scarce in Overstreet. Cover art by Alex Toth. The Bridge of Peril starring Johnny Thunder, script by Robert Kanigher, art by Alex Toth. The Saboteurs of Science starring Dr. Mid-Nite, pencils by Arthur F. Peddy, inks by Bernard Sachs. The Man in the Mill starring The Black Pirate, pencils by Arthur F. Peddy, inks by Bernard Sachs. The Convention Crooks starring Green Lantern, script by John Broome, pencils by Irwin Hasen, inks by Bob Oksner; Green Lantern and Doiby face an apparent group of fun-loving conventioneers whose idea of a good time is to rob other convention goers. The Strangest War in History text story by John Broome [as John Osgood]. Mutt and Jeff strips by Al Smith [signed as Bud Fisher]. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #43
    All Star Comics (1940-1978) 43
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    • INCOMPLETE. Missing first wrap. Interrupts art and story. Tape on spine.

    Justice Society of America battle a giant robot in "The Secret of the Golden Universe!" Script by John Broome, pencils by Irwin Hasen (chapter 1) and Arthur Peddy (chapters 2 and 3); inks by Bob Oksner (chapters 1 and 3) and Bernard Sachs (chapter 2). Back-up story, "Johnny Peril's Surprise Story!" Two-page text story, "Messengers From Space." Robot cover. Hasen cover. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 3 #6
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  • Vol. 8 #3
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  • Vol. 22 #10
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 22 #10
    • Tape on interior of cover.

    October 1948. Cover by James B. Settles. Stories by Rog Phillips, Berkeley Livingston, Sidney Austen, Howard Browne, and Alexander Blade. Illustrations by J. Allen St. John, H.W. McCauley, Bill Terry, Malcolm Smith, and Arnold Kohn. 7" x 10"; black and white with color cover; 152 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Oct-Nov 1949
    American Cartoonist Magazine (1947 American Cartoonist Association) Oct-Nov 1949

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    Volume 2, Issue 7 - October/November 1948. Cover by Grundeen. Magazine produced by the American Cartoonists Association showcasing talents cartoonists and artist. 34 pages Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 31 #10
    American Girl (1942) Vol. 31 #10

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    Volume 31, Issue 10 - October 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 #298
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  • Issue #16
    Animal Antics (1946) 16
    Published Oct 1948 by DC.
    • 1 1/2" Spine split from top (taped).

    Edited by F. W. Ellsworth (credited) and Bernie Breslauer (actual). Cover art by Otto Feuer. Stories by Otto Feuer, Martin Naydel, Rube Grossman, Jack Mendelsohn, and Howie Post. Anthropomorphic funny-animal tales filled with Animal Antics, featuring such characters as the Raccoon Kids, Pete the Pup, Goofy Goose, Eager Beaver, Custer Cat and Cheesy the Mouse, and Presto Pete. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #34
    Archie (1943) 34
    • 2" cumulative spine split. Cover detached, centerfold detached at one staple and torn/folded at spine.
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    Cover art by Al Fagaly. "The Hair Raiser," pencils by Bill Vigoda, inks by Ray Gill; Mr. Weatherbee visits the Andrews household to have a chat with Archie's parents and his toupee becomes the subject of Archie's antics. "Roughing It!", pencils by Bill Vigoda, inks by Ray Gill; Archie, Jughead, Betty, and Veronica go on a picnic and finds themselves in the usual trouble. Wilbur ad. Archie Puzzle Page by Joe Edwards. "Auld Lang Syne," pencils by Bill Vigoda, inks by Ray Gill; When Archie's antics lead Miss Grundy to retire, the gang decides to give her a nice sendoff to convince her to stay. Archie Puzzle Page by Red Holmdale. "Artists & Models," art by Samm Schwartz; Paynton Daub, a cartoonist, hires Betty and Veronica to model (and fight) for his latest story. "My Sun! My Sun!", pencils by Bill Vigoda, inks by Ray Gill; Mr. Andrews tries to enjoy the sun, but has trouble finding a place to sit. Hollywood Tattle Tales article. Archie's Hollywood Quiz Page by Red Holmdale. Introduction of Dilbert in "It's An Ill Wind," pencils by Bill Vigoda, inks by Ray Gill; When Mr. Weatherbee gives Dilly the afternoon off, Archie kisses up to Mr. Weatherbee to get the same treatment. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 327 #4
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 327 #4

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  • Vol. 8 #7
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  • Vol. 6 #6
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  • Vol. 42 #2
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 42 #2

    October, 1948. Volume 42, Issue 2. Cover by Hubert Rogers. 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; black and white; 160 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #5
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 5
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    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Bob Lubbers. The Couple Who Came to Kill! (or The Case of the Whispering Bride). The Red Desperado, art by Gus Ricca; An escaped desperado is hunted by a posse of eight men with dogs. Case 1: Master Forgers--Science Corners the Criminals!, script and art by Jack Cole. Murder Fumbles a Doublecross, inks by Bernard Sachs; An antique dealer reports an emerald stolen and frames a released convict for the theft. The Phantom of Marco's Villa, art by Ralph Mayo; The ghost of Nancy's murdered father shows her where his money was hidden. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Barnyard Comics (1944) 20

    Contains Frank Frazetta comic story art and three Frazetta text story illustrations. Frazetta text story illustrations appear in sixteen nearly-consecutive issues of Barnyard Comics (1944) (#12-15, #17-27, and #29). Contains funny animal stories. In order of appearance: "Barney Rooster" art by Frank Frazetta; "Stanley" art by Jack Bradbury; "Scatty"; "Chappy Chipmunk" art by Jack Bradbury; "Blackeye and Blubber" art by Harry Holt; "Boar Brummel" art by Jack Bradbury; "Fingle"; "The Yehootys" art by Lynn Karp; and "The Yehootys" story by Hubie Karp, art by Lynn Karp. Illustrated text stories: "Big Ears and Little Ears: A Boastful Rabbit Learns His Lesson!" by Elizabeth Starr, illustration by Frank Frazetta; "Ollie the Ostrich: This Strange Bird Made Friends with Everybody!" by Betty Cummings, illustration by Frank Frazetta; and "The Forest Concert: Freddy Bear Just Couldn't Help Being Musical!" by Donald Bayne Hobart, illustration by Frank Frazetta. 52 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
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  • Issue #532
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    Published 1948 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #533
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    Published 1948 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #534
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    Published 1948 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #535
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    Published 1948 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #536
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    Published 1948 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Vol. 7 #4
    Beauty Parade (1941-1956 Harrison Publications) Vol. 7 #4

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  • Issue #94
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 94
    • Water damage. Rusty staples.
  • Issue #21
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 21
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    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover by Al Bryant. Featuring: 12 page Blackhawk story "A Destiny Written In Blood By Satana" drawn by Al Bryant (?); 11 page Blackhawk story "Traps For the Unwary" drawn by Reed Crandall; 8 page Chop Chop story "The Sapphire In the Soup" drawn by Bill Ward; 2 page text story "South Pole Mission" (Hendrickson identified as a Dutchman in this story); 14 page Blackhawk story "The Fortress of Surratt" drawn by Reed Crandall. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 9 #5
    Blue Bolt (1940-1949) Vol. 9 #5
    Published Oct 1948 by Funnies, Inc..

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    Cover by Jack Hearne. Stories and art by James Wilcox, Al McWilliams, Milt Hammer, Harry Lazarus and Henry Kiefer. Sometimes listed as Blue Bolt #95. Early issues of Blue Bolt featured a super-hero of the same name who had the power to control electricity. Dick Cole and his fellow cadets set out to rescue Major Farr from kidnappers during an outing on the lake. Ace pilot Blue Bolt sets a trap for the mysterious Red Hawk of France. A comics biography of baseball great Ted Williams. Edison Bell tells young readers how to make stilts. Cover by Jack Hearne features perhaps the most dynamic fish-slap in fight history. Dick Cole; Blue Bolts and Nuts; Easy Cartooning: Lesson - 7: Comic Noses; Blue Bolt; Who's a Dummy?; Sergeant Spook; Ted Williams; Rick Richards; Edison Bell; Sled-Mobile. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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

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  • Vol. 11 #1
    Blue Ribbon Western (1937-1950 Columbia) Pulp Vol. 11 #1

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  • Issue #42
    Boy Comics (1942) 42
    • 2/3 Spine split from base of comic.
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    • Heavy cover oxidation.

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Norman Maurer, Mike Roy, John Belfi, 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 appears in his longest story yet, a 22-page epic of life, crime and death. A woman fights back when a gangster moll goes after her man. Crimebuster; Wacky Track; Crimebuster: Ice In His Blood. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Boy Commandos (1942-1949 1st Series) 29

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    The Case of the Silent Commando, pencils by Jack Kirby; Brooklyn gets Laryngitis and can't help with the Commandos. The City at the Center of the Earth, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon; The Commandos search for the lost city of Centropolis on the ocean floor. Willy humor page by Phil Berube. Louis Braille biography. Swastika Over New York!, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Steve Brodie; Leftover Nazis are committing robberies in New York! Jerry the Jitterbug humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Brenda Starr (1948-1949 Superior) 5

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    Cover by Jack Kamen. Stories and art by Jack Kamen, Jerry Betts and Dale Messick. The adventures of Dale Messick's fearless comic strip hero, redheaded reporter Brenda Starr. Brenda investigates when an imposter masquerades as Inspector Traverts. Blonde reporter Daphne puts herself in harm's way while trying to scoop her rival Brenda. Gambler Frank Stillwell runs afoul of an angry gunslinger, in a Western story with early art by EC legend Jack Kamen. The Washington Story; Decision Deferred; Lovely Night; Saint or Sinner; Dopey Don: Arithmetic Lesson; True Western Justice: His Deal Was Death. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Brick Bradford (1948) 6

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    "Caught in the Act," "The March of Doom," "Robot on the Rampage," "In the hands of the Enemy," "Brick Turns the Tables," "Torpedo Attack," "The Harsh Tramp of Death," and "Triumph Over Terror!" Robot cover (art by Alex Schomburg?). Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 37 #4
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  • Issue #21
    Buzzy (1944) 21
    Tags: Archie
    Published Oct 1948 by DC.
    • 1" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.

    52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 55 #1
    California Pelican (1903-1988 A.S.U.C) Vol. 55 #1

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    Volume 55, Issue 1 - October 1948. University of California, Berkeley student magazine, published from 1903 to 1988. Features cartoons, articles, and advertisements for local business. 8-in. x 11-in., 40 pages, Text (with B&W images) Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #21
    Calling All Kids (1946) 21
    • Centerfold detached atone staple.

    Stories and art by Marguerite Hamilton and others. 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 home-schools the kids in his trailer home; Twinkle the star helps a robin family paint their house; A magnifying glass causes confusion for Johnny Ant. Guess My Name; Twinkle, The Star That Came Down From Heaven; Marco Polar Bear; Little Miss; Dribble; Riddles; What's Wrong?; The Cat That Found a Ship; Johnny Ant; Pug and Curly; Marco's Puzzle Page. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Candy (1947 Quality) 6
    • 1" Cumulative spine split.
    • 3-1/2" cumulative spine split. Four wraps missing. Centerfold and one additional wrap detached at one staple.

    Cover by Harry Sahle. Stories by unknown. Art by Harry Sahle and unknown. Candy stars in four untitled stories. Plus: Rims in an untitled story co-starring Emerson Griggs and Mr. Bennett. And: Jitters in an untitled story co-starring Bugs, Mr. Kroft, Mrs. Green and Mrs. Haggles. Also: Pixy in 1-page untitled story co-starring Tuffy O'Toole and Uncle Louie. Plus: Candy in 2-page text story "The Witch of Sark"! 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Captain Easy (1947 Better Publications) 14

    Comic strip reprints. Cover price $0.10.