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  • Item #53375976
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    Buck Rogers (1940 Famous Funnies) 3 CGC 8.5

    Paper: Cream to off white

    Label #1970328013

    Starts Jul 5

    Story by Phil Nowlan and Russell Keaton. Art by Dick Calkins and Russell Keaton. Cover by Stephen A. Douglas. Reprints of the early comic strip that defined "science fiction" for an entire generation. Collects the Buck Rogers Sunday strips (with a different storyline than the daily strip), following the adventures of Buddy Deering, younger brother of Buck's compadre Wilma Deering. Buck and Wilma join forces with Buddy and Alura to prevent the Martian invasion of Earth. Also, airborne adventure with the aviation strip Skyroads. Buck Rogers; Skyroads. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #52265805
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    Published Jun 1948 by Famous Funnies.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • From the collection of Jon Berk. Davis Crippen ("D" Copy). Includes certificate of authenticity from Heritage Auctions.
    • Label #1485450015
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    Cover by Jimmy Thompson. Stories and art by Jimmy Thompson, Ruth Atkinson, Phil Berube, Dave Tendlar and Jerry Fasano. Teen comedy in the Archie tradition from Famous Funnies. Betsy drives her boyfriend Bix crazy with her obsession over astrology. Identical twins Ginger and Snap have comical misadventures that often involve them switching roles. Benny is the sort of eccentric genius who will destroy the school chemistry lab while mixing his own H2O. The Wheel of Betsy's Zodiac!; Angela; Lockinvar Rides Again!; The Joker Bloker!!!; Gabriel Blew; Ginger and Snap; Bungling Ben; Don't Call Me Punkin'; Panther Hollow High School; Time to Rhyme! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #52266144
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    Published Aug 1948 by Famous Funnies.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Davis Crippen ("D" Copy). From the Collection of Jon Berk. Includes certificate of authenticity from Heritage Auctions.
    • Label #1485450016
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    Cover by Jimmy Thompson. Stories and art by Mickey Klar Marks, Phil Berube, Dave Tendlar and Jerry Fasano. Teen comedy in the Archie tradition from Famous Funnies. Angela and her pals start their own club to show up the sorority gals. Identical twins Ginger and Snap trade roles in Romeo and Juliet to win a bet. Female news photographer Clickety wants more respect from her boss. Heavens to Betsy; Angela; Dreamboy; Beautiful Is The Word For Wendy!; Patsy; Ginger and Snap; Bungling Ben; Three Raps Of The Gavel; Jug the Hillbilly Hot-Shot. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #46198152
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    $673.50
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Label #1485374005
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    Scarce. Victor E. Pazmiño cover. Contains comic strip reprints, activity pages, and a text story. In order of appearance: "Napoleon" by Clifford McBride; "Goofie Gags" by Victor E. Pazmiño; "Connie" and "The Wet Blanket" by Frank Godwin; "Such Is Life" by Walt Munson; "Dumb-Bells" by Gar Schmitt; "Dizzy Dramas" by Joe Bowers; "Hairbreadth Harry" and "High-Gear Homer" by F. O. Alexander; "Buttons and Fatty" by M. E. Brady; "Jolly Geography" and "High Lights of History" by J. Carroll Mansfield; "Strange as it Seems" by John Hix; "Buck Rogers" by Philip Francis Nowlan and Rick Yager (as Dick Calkins); "Simp O' Dill" and "The Nebbs" by Sol Hess and Wallace A. Carlson; "Dip and Duck" by M. E. Brady; "Nipper" and "Footprints on the Sands of Time" by Clare Victor Dwiggins; "Somebody's Stenog" by A. E. Hayward; "Little Brother" and "The Bungle Family" by Harry J. Tuthill; "Fisher's History of Boxing" and "Joe Palooka" by Al Capp (as Ham Fisher); "Olly of the Movies" by Julian Ollendorff; "Amaze A Minute" by Arnold; "Dan Dunn" by Norman Marsh; "Screen Oddities" by Captain Roscoe Fawcett and Bruno Thompson; "S'matter Pop?" and "Honeybunch's Hubby" by Charles M. Payne; "Good Deed Dotty" and "Dixie Dugan" by J. P. McEvoy and J. H. Striebel; "Fisher's Children's Corner by Al Capp (as Ham Fisher); "Lena Pry" and "Jane Arden" by Monte Barrett and Jack W. McGuire; "Flying to Fame or Slim and Tubby" by John Welch and Russell Ross; "The Adventures of Jabby" by Tom Carlisle; "Alec and Itchy" by Jimmy George and Merle Mulholland; "Mescle Ike" by S. L. Huntley and Art Huhta; "Ned Brant at Carter" by Bob Zuppke and Bill W. Depew; "Vignettes of Life" by J. Norman Lynd; and "Holly of Hollywood" and "Keeping Up With The Joneses" by Pop Mormand. "Tim McKee Tames a Ghost" text story by Ralph Daigh. Activity pages by A. W. Nugent. 68 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #51619126
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #2138869005

    Victor E. Pazmiño cover. Contains comic strip reprints, activity pages, and a text story. In order of appearance: "Screen Oddities" by Captain Roscoe Fawcett and Bruno Thompson; "Napoleon" by Clifford McBride; "Goofie Gags" by Victor E. Pazmiño; "The Adventures of Jabby" by Tom Carlisle; "War on Crime" by Rex Collier and Hammon; "Strange as it Seems" by John Hix; "Skyroads" by Dick Calkins and Russell Keaton; "Queenie" by S. M. Iger (as Bob Bliss); "Hairbreadth Harry" and "High-Gear Homer" by F. O. Alexander; "Mickey Finn" by Frank E. Leonard (as Lank Leonard); "Above the Crowd" by Benjamin D. Allen (as Stookie Allen); "Fisher's History of Boxing" and "Joe Palooka" by Al Capp (as Ham Fisher); "Dickie Dare" by Milton Caniff; "Beau Geste" by P. C. Wren and Bill W. Depew; "Scorchy Smith" by Noel Sickles; "Adventures of Patsy" by Mel Graff; "Good Deed Dotty" and "Dixie Dugan" by J. P. McEvoy and J. H. Striebel; "The Frog Pond Ferry" by M. E. Brady; "Holly of Hollywood" and "Keeping Up With The Joneses" by Pop Momand; "Butty and Fatty" by M. E. Brady; "Little Brother" and "The Bungle Family" by Harry J. Tuthill; "Ned Brant of Carter" by Bob Zuppke and Bill W. Depew; "Oaky Doaks" by Ralph Briggs Fuller; "Jolly Geography" and "High Lights of History" by J. Carroll Mansfield; "Olly of the Movies" by Julian Ollendorff; "Connie" and "The Wet Blanket" by Frank Godwin; "Bobby" by S. M. Iger; "Somebody's Stenog" and "The Back-Seat Driver" by A. E. Hayward; "Mescal Ike" by S. L. Huntley and Art Huhta; "Lena Pry" and "Jane Arden" by Monte Barrett and Jack W. McGuire; "Flight" by W. D. Tipton and J. H. Mason; "Babe Bunting" by Roy L. Williams; "Toddy" by George Marcoux; "Homer Hoopee" by Fred Locher; "Seaweed Sam" by Victor E. Pazmiño; and "Buck Rogers" by Philip Francis Nowlan and Rick Yager (as Dick Calkins). "White Devil" text story by Robert M Hyatt. Activity pages by A. W. Nugent. 68 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #49280043
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    • Paper: Slightly britle
    • File Copy.
    • Label #0626097010

    Christmas cover. 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; "Chief Wahoo and Steve Roper" by Allen Saunders and Elmer Woggon; "Napoleon" by Clifford McBride; "Dickie Dare" by Milton Caniff; "Scorchy Smith" by Noel Sickles; and "Oaky Doaks" by Ralph Briggs Fuller. "Sky Message" text story. Activity pages by A. W. Nugent. 52 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #53039544
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    • Restored: C2
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover. (2 binder holes through whole book).
    • Label #3738074013

    Cover by Frank Frazetta. Stories and art by Rick Yager, Matt Christopher and Coulton Waugh. The long-running series that introduced "comic books" to the world, featuring reprints of comic strips. Dickie Dare falls asleep on the boat, which drifts out to sea. Another mind-blowingly good Frank Frazetta Buck Rogers cover. A series of short "True Heroic Stories," featuring real-life tales of heroism. Buck Rogers; Dickie Dare; Danger - Ice!; He Made It Possible. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #44506338
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • File Copy
    • Label #0625258011
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    Stories and art by Ed Murphy, 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. Vitaman (who resembles the restaurant mascot Big Boy) gains super-strength when he takes B vitamins; Flyin' Jenny and Spinner compete in Navy trials; Music Master pursues a stolen necklace. Music Master was listed in Jon Morris's 2015 book The League of Regrettable Superheroes. True Stories of War Heroes; Vitaman; The Music Master; Cafeteria Lunch; Hydroman; Where Others Fail; Flyin' Jenny. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #51949608
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing on back of case; Scuffing to inner well of case; Debris trapped between case and inner well
    • Label #1228165005

    Painted cover by A. Thompson. Stories and art by Ed Moore, Alex Kostuk, Phil Berube, Augie Scotto and Ruth Harris. Non-fiction comics featuring true tales of heroism from everyday people and courage on the battlefield. A teen saves a friend from a frozen river, two decades after his father and grandfather saved another man from drowning; A little girl rescues her brother and herself from a house fire; A focus on the activism of boxing champ Jack Dempsey. A particularly nice painted cover by A. Thompson. Heroes Run in the Family; Icy Rescue; Hooves of Horror; Terror in the Night; Ducking on Duck Island; Soldier Rescues Sailor; Jack Dempsey, Champion of the Ring and Champion of Tolerance!; Child Heroine; The Philadelphia Mission; Riptide; Death Defying Dive; Commended for Public Service; Canyon Rescue; Babysitters Can Be Heroines Too; Smoke; Elevator Firetrap. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #35629391
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    • Paper: White
    • Pedigree: Salida
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack
    • Salida.
    • Label #0625263002
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    Stories and art by Bill Walton, Sid Couchey, Tom Scheuer and Frank Frazetta. Non-fiction comics featuring true tales of heroism from everyday people and courage on the battlefield. A man saves a woman from a house fire, and a warning against the growth of illegal drug use among young people, both featuring early art by comics legend Frank Frazetta. A man with one leg saves a drowning man twice. Near Death in Ice Box; Death was Up a Tree; The Heroism of James Kinney; Buried Alive; Handicapped Hoboken Hero; Salt of the Earth; Don't Play with Fire; Always Around When Needed; Down the Drain; The Story of Nelson Story; Path of Death; Scout Training Proves its Usefulness; Honor Roll of Heroism John Matthews; Kept His Head; Two Lives at Stake; We Can Stop the Enemies of Youth. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #51050090
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    • Paper: Off white to white
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    • Label #0625270001

    Painted cover by Henry Kiefer. Stories and art by Sam Glanzman, Sid Couchey and Fran Matera. Non-fiction comics featuring true tales of heroism from everyday people and courage on the battlefield. A passerby rescues children from a house fire; A truck driver rescues car crash victims on two separate occasions; A teen babysitter and a heroic dog save a young girl from a tornado. The Battle; In Spite of His Wounds; Into the Valley of Death; Hero of the Highway; Smoke Eating Truckman; Never Say Die; When Seconds Count; Stop That Tank!; No Time to Lose; Fireman Save My Child; The Cyclone and the Baby Sitter; So That They May Live to Fight Again; Alert Driver; Flames Attack Hero. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #52931149
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case; Scuffing to inner well of case; Top edge label strip loose
    • Label #0058864002

    Photo cover of Socks Barbarrosa (Ralph Meeker) and Angela Evans (Leslie Caron). "Glory Alley," art by Harold LeDoux; Adaptation of the 1952 movie; Prizefighter Socks Barbarrosa suddenly runs out of the ring before his title bout, swearing he'll never fight again; His girlfriends father, a blind man, calls him a coward and refuses to let his daughter marry him; Socks joins the army and fights in the Korean War. Leslie Caron bio with photo. Brief bios of Yvonne De Carlo, Joel McCrea, and Walter Wanger, art by Ed Moore. Ralph Meeker bio with photo. 1-page ad with art by Frank Frazetta. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #52931444
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Standard, no notable issues
    • Label #0292451004

    Cover photo of Piper Laurie and Dana Andrews from the movie "Smoke Signal." Stories and art by Jim McArdle, Ed Moore, Bill Ely and Mike Roy. Romance comics and movie stars of yesteryear from Famous Funnies. Dorothy meets handsome Bob on a cross-country train trip; Judy falls for Jim, but just can't forget dead boyfriend Mike; Joan throws Ed aside for handsome Al and soon regrets it. My Foolish Heart; Surface Glitter; The Man I Love; My Heart's Dilemma; The Student; Dana Andrews "Our Cover Man"; Piper Laurie "Our Cover Girl". Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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