Auction in progress, bid now! Weekly Auction ends Monday December 7!

Comic books April 1949

  • Vol. 39 #1
    10 Story Western Magazine (1936-1954 Popular) Pulp Vol. 39 #1

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Vol. 17 #1
    10-Story Detective Magaizine (1938-1949 Ace Magazines) Pulp Vol. 17 #1

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Vol. 24 #1
    44 Western Magazine (1937-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 24 #1

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #2
    4Most Vol. 8 (1949) Four Most 2

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by L. B. Cole, Nina Albright, Milt Hammer, Harry Lazarus, and Ray Gill. Sometimes listed as 4Most #33. Adventures of clean-cut teen heroes of the 1940s. During a modeling job in the Hawaiian islands, Toni Gayle is stalked by a killer, but he doesn't suspect she's tangled with crooks before. Edison Bell and Jerry discover contraband weapons while combing the beach for driftwood. Kit Carter discovers his hockey equipment has been sabotaged before a big game, and his best buddy Dan is suspected as the culprit, in a strip with art by early female comics artist Nina Albright. Good-girl damsel in distress cover by L. B. Cole features Toni Gayle menaced by a sinister surfer. Toni Gayle: Murder By Midnight; The Cadet; The Same Language; Edison Bell; Bike Garage; Dear Sally. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #145
    Ace Comics (1937) 145

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    Cover by Ray Moore. Edited by Jean S. McKay. Stories and art by 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 and Lee Falk's The Phantom. With the Phantom out of action, Diana must act alone to find and rescue the amnesiac Maharajah; Brick Bradford sets fire to a native village as a distraction while he finds their sacred cavern. The Phantom; Jungle Jim; Katzenjammer Kids; Fighting Americans; Blondie; Brick Bradford; Teddy and Sitting Bull; Doc Winner's Daffy Doodles. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #131
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 131
    Published Apr 1949 by DC.
    • INCOMPLETE. Three interior wraps missing, interrupts art and story.

    Cover art by Al Plastino. The Scrambled Superman starring Lex Luthor, script by Joe Samachson, art by Al Plastino. The Secret at the Center of the Earth starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. The Prince of Hams starring Zatara, script by Joe Samachson, art by W. F. White. The Pampas Troubadour starring Vigilante, script by George Kashdan, art by Dan Barry. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Apr 1949
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular) Pulp Apr 1949

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #139
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 139

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    Cover art by Al Wenzel. Telegraph Boy starring Superboy, pencils by John Sikela, inks by Ed Dobrotka. Reign of the Reptiles, script by Otto Binder, art by George Papp; Green Arrow gets involved in a hunt for live dinosaurs in a lost valley. The Man Who Owned the Sea starring Aquaman, script by Otto Binder, art by John Daly. Knight Without Armor, script by Otto Binder. The Film of the Future starring Johnny Quick, script by Otto Binder, art by Charles Sultan. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 4
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($2.40) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
      Other items consigned by humble cow
    • Major spine split (taped), cover detached.

    Cover art by Edvard Moritz. Giants of the Unknown, art by Jon Blummer; Egyrtologist Tom Andrews leads an expedition to an ancient tomb where they find a giant mummy; The giant revives and tells them he is El-Rano, of an even more ancient race that was revered by the Egyptians as gods because of their advanced scientific knowledge. The Affair of Room 1313, art by Edvard Moritz. Back To Yesterday, art by Leonard Starr. Specialist In Spooks, art by Charlie Sultan. St. Mary's Spectre--True Ghosts of History, art by Max Elkan. Rescue Out of the Unknown text story. The Women Wore Black, art by Pete Riss. 52 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 32 #1
    No image available

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Vol. 6 #3
    Airboy Comics (1945-1953 Hillman) Vol. 6 #3
    • 1/2" spine split on top (taped). Severely miscut (does not affect art or story). Staple rust.

    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Ken Battefield, John Belfi, and Ernest Schroeder. 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 #62. No issue # on cover; Vol. 6, issue #3 in indicia. Airboy enters the boxing ring to help a friend and runs afoul of crooked fight promoters. A comics biography of legendary sharpshooter Annie Oakley. A Chinese counterfeiting gang abducts Riot O'Hara to lure The Flying Fool into a trap. Also featuring a vintage ad for the "All-Over Rain Cover," basically a tent-shaped two-person umbrella. Cover includes the seal of the ACMP, a precursor of the Comics Code. Airboy; The Flying Fool; The First Buccaneer; Sure-Shot Annie; Cheese-Box On a Raft. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    No image available

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    This comic is a Fox Giant Comics Edition (25c cover price) which contains four remaindered Fox comics without their original covers. The first page of the first story for each remaindered comic may be missing as in Fox comics, the first story page was often on the inside front cover. Such missing story pages are not considerted a defect. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 4 #5
    All Sports Magazine (1939-1951 Columbia Publications) Pulp Vol. 4 #5

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #46
    All Star Comics (1940-1978) 46
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($3.00) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
      Other items consigned by humble cow
    • Mold, severe spine chew.

    The Justice Society of America star in "The Adventure of the Invisible Band!" Script by John Broome. Pencils by Irwin Hasen (splash page and chapters 1 and 3) and Arthur Peddy (chapter 2), inks by Bob Oksner (splash and chapters 1 and 3) and Bernard Sachs (chapter 2). Back-up story, "The Fabulous Ride of Portugese Jack!" Back-up Johnny Peril's Surprise Story, "Colossus!" Two-page article, "In the Days of Knights" by John Osgood." Peddy/Sachs cover. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #2
    All-Story Western (1949-1950 New Publications) Pulp Vol. 1 #2

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Vol. 4 #3
    No image available

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Vol. 23 #4
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 23 #4
    • 1 1/2" Spine split from bottom.
    • Trimmed
    • Top edge partially TRIMMED.
    • 5 3/4" spine split from bottom.

    April 1949. Science fiction stories by S.M. Tenneshaw, Rog Phillips, Gaston Derreaux, H.B. Hickey, and Lee Tarbell Illustrations by Julian S. Krupa and Bill Terry. Cover by Arnold Kohn. 7-in. x 10-in.; black and white; 152 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #30
    America's Best Comics (1942) 30
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($7.05) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • 2" Cumulative spine split. 2" Page tear through three wraps. Centerfold detached at one staple. Tape on cover.

    The Black Terror stars in "The Challenger of the Puzzler!" (art by Ruben Moreira); Miss Masque in "The Gems of Jeopardy!"; and Bart Bradley in "The Fight for the Finals!" Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 32 #4
    No image available

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    Volume 32, Issue 4 - April 1949. 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 #304
    No image available

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #19
    Animal Antics (1946) 19
    Published Apr 1949 by DC.
    • Water damage.

    Cover art by Otto Feuer. Muggsy Q, Mole, Tough Guy starring the Raccoon Kids, art by Otto Feuer; Muggsy is upset because he's not on the Public Enemy List. Pirate Treasure starring Nip and Chip, art by Otto Feuer; Chip tries to get Nip to dig his garden for him by telling him there's buried treasure under there. See the Stars starring Pete the Pup, art by Otto Feuer. Selling Apples starring Goofy Goose, art by Rube Grossman; Calvin tries to play a trick on Goofy by convincing him his apple trees grow money. Sammy Seal, the Horse Thief starring Sherrif Corky, art by Rube Grossman. House For Sale starring Custer Cat and Cheesy the Mouse, art by Rube Grossman. President Presto, script and art by Howie Post. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    Archie (1943) 37
    • Cover detached. Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Lateral spine tear.
    • 3 1/4" Spine split from top. Cover and centerfold detached.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.65) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Cover and centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Bill Vigoda? Introduction of Mr. Jansen in "The Trouble Shooter," art by Ray Gill; Archie tries to fix Betty's radio which leads to further trouble. Appearance by Veronica's mother, Mrs. Lodge, in "Trunk Trouble," art by Ray Gill; Mr. Lodge's papers are locked in the trunk of Veronica's car; Archie tries to help. "Flying High," art by Ray Gill; Betty mistakenly buys her father an airplane. Introduction of Mrs. Primple in "Archie Gets the Bird," art by Bill Vigoda; Archie buys a talking parrot. "Skate Date," art by Ray Gill; Archie wants to go roller skating. "Ride Him Cowboy!" text story by Ray Gill. Introduction of J. Frederick Worthington in "Give 'Til It Hurts," art by Bill Vigoda; Archie tries to help a hobo. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 328 #4
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 328 #4

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Vol. 9 #1
    No image available

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    NOTE: Series title changes to Broadway Laughs (1950-1963) 1st Series with Vol. 9 #2.

  • Vol. 6 #9
    No image available

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Vol. 43 #2
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 43 #2
    • Interior complete. Full length spine split. Front cover held by tape. Back cover detached.
    • 5 1/4" Cumulative spine split (taped). Cover nearly detached.

    Volume 43, Issue 2 - April, 1949. Cover by Santry. Science Fiction and Adventure stories. Featuring PLAGUE By Rene Lafayette. 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; black and white; 160 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #48
    Avon Modern Short Story Monthly (1943 Avon Book Company) 48

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #1
    Babe Ruth Sports Comics (1949) 1
    • 1/2" Spine split from bottom. Heaving tearing. Water damage. Glue on cover.

    Stories and art by Bob Powell and others. Comics about famous sports figures of the past, featuring a continuing comics biography of baseball legend Babe Ruth. Part one of Babe Ruth's life story starts when he was just a babe. Also, a feature on basketball, then not nearly as popular a national sport as baseball. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Barnyard Comics (1944) 23
    • Interior is complete. Extensive accumulation of defects.

    Last 52 page issue. Contains three Frank Frazetta illustrations. Frazetta 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 in 'One-Man Show!'"; "Snooze, 'The Vanishing Garden!'"; "Hucky Duck, 'What, No Music?'"; "Professor Bacon, 'History Repeats Itself!'"; "Robin Hood Robin, 'Damsel in Distress!'"; "Francois Feline"; and "Adam". Comic advertisement for Spunky (1949 Standard). Illustrated text stories: "Miggles and Bojo: A Little Pup Learns How to Make Wishes Come True!" by Elizabeth Starr, illustration by Frank Frazetta; "Scaredy Cat: Timid Slunky Just Couldn't Help Being Afraid!" by Betty Cummings, illustration by Frank Frazetta; and "Firefly's Light: Poor Fillmore Suddenly Found Himself in the Dark!" by Mickey Klar Marks, illustration by Frank Frazetta. 52 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #39
    No image available

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #558
    No image available
    Published 1949 (est.) by Beano Studios.

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #559
    No image available
    Published 1949 (est.) by Beano Studios.

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #560
    No image available
    Published 1949 (est.) by Beano Studios.

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #561
    No image available
    Published 1949 (est.) by Beano Studios.

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #562
    No image available
    Published 1949 (est.) by Beano Studios.

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Vol. 8 #1
    Beauty Parade (1941-1956 Harrison Publications) Vol. 8 #1

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #113
    No image available

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #100
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 100

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    Sparky Watts, Dixie Dugan, Mickey Finn, Brass Knuckles, the Skyman (art by Ogden Whitney), and Tony Trent. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 10
    • Water damage.

    Edited by Charles Biro and Bob Wood. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by William Overgard, Norman Maurer, George Tuska, Claude Moore, and Jack Keller. Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. The U.S. government orders to clean out a nest of bad guys in a town where men drop like flies. Black Diamond 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Black Terror (1942 Better Publications) 26
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($11.85) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: White
    • Label #071-AA-009
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.95) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • INCOMPLETE. Page missing. Interrupts art and story.

    Edited by Ned Pines. Cover by Alex Schomburg. Stories by George Tuska, Jerry Robinson, Mort Meskin, Charles S. Strong, H. R. Karp, Irving Karp, and Art Helfant. Action-packed tales featuring such characters as Flush Bradley and the Black Terror, a super strong super-hero. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 24

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    Cover by Reed Crandall. Featuring: 11 page Blackhawk story "The Woman Known as Number One" drawn by Reed Crandall; 1 page Burp the Twerp story "The Stone Mountain Wager" by Jack Cole; 5 page Chop Chop story "Honest Wong" drawn by Bill Ward; 2 page Salty Waters story by Bernard Dibble; 2 page text story "Atomic Control"; 11 page Blackhawk story "Captain Suicide" drawn by Bill Ward. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Blazing West (1948) 4

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Art by A. C. Hollingsworth and Leonard Starr. Tales of the Old West from legendary early independent comics publisher ACG. Blazing West was an anthology title that featured the adventures of Texas Tim, a Texas Ranger; Buffalo Belle, a redheaded sheriffs deputy with quick wits and a fast gun; Injun Jones, a white man who worked with the Apache tribe; Bantam Buckaroo, a young boy who could outshoot any man; and the Tenderfoot, a Clark Kent-looking tough guy who lulled foes with his mild-mannered appearance. The boy gunfighter called Little Lobo gets his start searching for the outlaw band that murdered his father; Buffalo Belle tracks strangers to an outlaws lair, and rides right into a trap; A young woman seeks Texas Tims help in protecting her fathers gold claim from the meanest outlaw that ever dynamited a stagecoach. Buffalo Belle; Injun Jones; Little Lobo; Texas Tim, Ranger; Ranger Law; Not So Tough; Tenderfoot; Thars No Action In These Parts! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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

    Cover by Al McWilliams. Stories and art by Art Helfant, Milt Hammer, Henry Kiefer and Jack Hearne. Sometimes listed as Blue Bolt #98. Blue Bolt has adventures while flying for Glimpses, a photography magazine. This is the first issue of Blue Bolt not to actually feature Blue Bolt, as the comic switches to 32 pages. Students at a stuck-up prep school seek bitter revenge after Dick Cole's academy beats them in a hockey game. Edison and Jerry are sail-racing on the icy river when the ice breaks and Jerry is pulled dangerously downstream. Millionaire Rick Richards investigates when a lovely sportswriter interferes with his star pitcher's baseball game. Edison Bell tells young readers how to make a skate sail. Dynamic hockey cover by Al McWilliams. Dick Cole; Rick Richards; Draw Funny Faces with Letters of the Alphabet; Edison Bell; Skate Sail; Heathcliff the Hobo. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Apr 1949
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp Apr 1949

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Vol. 11 #4
    Blue Ribbon Western (1937-1950 Columbia) Pulp Vol. 11 #4

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #45
    Boy Comics (1942) 45

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Norman Maurer, C.H. Moore, 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. CB's pals in the junior basketball league resort to unusual measures to counter an especially tall kid on the other team. Famous Eccentrics features Ponce de Leon and Kublai Khan. Aspiring criminologist Dave decides to go undercover to find out what makes criminals really tick, and quickly gets involved with hoods planning a prison break. Also featuring a vintage house ad for a contest to name Western hero Black Diamond's horse. Crimebuster; Famous Eccentrics; Daredevil: The Windrop Case. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #32
    Boy Commandos (1942-1949 1st Series) 32

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    Dale Evans appearance on cover and story. Cover art by Jack Kirby. The Designer of Doom, script by France Herro, pencils by Jack Kirby; a condemned man dreams of breaking jail. Humor two-pager starring Bebe by Henry Boltinoff. The Magnificent Ham, script by France Herron, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Steve Brodie; Brooklyn takes time off from the Commandos to pursue an acting career. Arms Maker to the World article with Samuel Colt. Shorty humor two-pager by Henry Boltinoff. Dale Evans--Queen of the Westerns, script by France Herron, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Steve Brodie. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Brenda Starr (1948-1949 Superior) 8

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    The adventures of Dale Messick's fearless comic strip hero, redheaded reporter Brenda Starr. Brenda faces a terrifying chase on a roller coaster when she tracks supposedly dead gangster Mugs Lawson to an amusement park. Newspaper copy boy Pesky Miller, who looks a lot like classic Jimmy Olsen, is crowned prince for a day to fill column space on a slow news day. Brenda narrates the real-life story of newspaper publisher Carl Magee, who exposed the Teapot Dome Scandal. The Case of the Undead Corpse; Paradise by Proxy!; Trapped by Nothing; Tempest in the Teapot Dome!; Murder in Style. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 38 #4
    No image available

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #24
    Buzzy (1944) 24
    Tags: Archie
    Published Apr 1949 by DC.

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.