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  • Item #56938098
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    Stories by John Graham and others. Art by Lily Renee and Eric Peters. The classic comedy duo of TV, radio and film starred in this comic at the height of their careers. A mad scientist traps Bud and Lou in his rocket on its experimental journey to Mars. They arrive just in time to aid Astra, a native Martian who wears a star-spangled leotard. The Martians are being attacked by Jupiter, in a story with art by pioneering female comics artist Lily Renee. Detectives Bud and Lou are hired to find missing racehorse, a case that requires Lou to dress in a horse costume. About Space; They're Off - and How!!; You're All Wed! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #59853378
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    Cover by Eric Peters. Art by Lily Renee and Eric Peters. The classic comedy duo of TV, radio and film starred in this comic at the height of their careers. While dressed as Napoleon for a masquerade party, Lou is mistaken for an escaped lunatic, then meets the lunatic himself. Lou decides to go into business for himself, in a story with art by pioneering female comics artist Lily Renee. The boys wear tuxedos for a job and get mistaken for members of high society. Halloween Haul; Lou Meets His Waterloo!; Mummy's the Word; Higher and Hire; High Society; Little Bit: The Soap Box Derby; Home on the Rampage. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Cover by Eric Peters. The classic comedy duo of TV, radio and film starred in this comic at the height of their careers. Their clothes are lost while Bud and Lou are in the jungle, searching for the Fountain of Youth. Book collector Bibly O'Phile hires detectives Bud and Lou to find out who stole a rare book from his collection. Lou volunteers himself and Bud to carry a crate across town for a woman. The Tropics; Crate Adventure; Booked for Larceny; All That Glitters; Gag Bag; Comedy Column; Rhapsody in Black and Blue. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #56936744
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    Published May 1954 by St. John.

    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Bernie Krigstein, Enrico Bagnoli, Lorence Bjorklund, Edd Ashe and Morris Waldinger. An anthology from St. John, with a variety of genres, sources and artists. This issue features tales of adventure. An orphan blacksmith aids Robin Hood against the Black Baron, earning the name Young Robin when he joins the Merry Men. Underwater "frogmen" from Earth battle invading aliens on Mars, in a story with art by EC legend Bernie Krigstein. In another Krigstein story, police seek a terrorist in Tsarist Russia. Awesome Robin Hood cover by Matt Baker. The Son of Robin Hood; The Saga of Marco Polo!; The Mystery of Atlantis; Frog Men Against Belzar; The Terrorist; Step-Sons of France; Devil's Arena. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #40402658
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    $569.00
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    Capturing the paranoia of the Cold War, this series portrayed a future where "atomic" weapons replaced conventional ones. Captain Buck Vinson and his tough-guy commandos storm a Communist beach after their atomic sub is sunk. Buck and Jim capture a Communist general on Galapagos (!), but now they must get him back to friendly territory. Shot down over China, pilot Jerry catches a ride with a USO troupe. Operation Wolverine; Commandos Blitz a Red Invasion; Underground Action; Zero Hour Ahead; Private Thistlewait: Perfect Fit; Dangerous Flight. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #52609924
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    Cover by Doug Wildey. Stories and art by Howard Larsen and others. Capturing the paranoia of the Cold War, this series portrayed a future where "atomic" weapons replaced conventional ones. "Security patrolman" Frank must prevent escaped Nazi war criminals from detonating an atomic bomb in Washington. Captain Buck Vinson and his team lead an atomic-rocket assault on the Soviet "iceberg forts" of the frozen North Atlantic. Modern-day Marines Dawes and Gannon are fighting the Civil War all over again. Impressively detailed cover by Doug Wildey. X-40s Defy the Frozen Army; Pickett Rides Again; Peril on the Potomac; Lighter Side; Replacement. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #47950191
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    $239.00
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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Paul Gattuso and Jack Cole. Pre-Code crime comics from St. John with an above-average lineup of artists. Roy and Connor investigate a hot-check ring, in a story with art by Plastic Man creator Jack Cole. Reporter Scoop Daily is covering a goodwill mission to Mexico when he learns that corrupt billionaire Oily Welles is trying to start a war between Mexico and the U.S. McGuire, arrested for a crime he didn't commit, tries to prove his innocence. Plus the origin of the Masked Blackjack, the superhero formerly known as the Gay Desperado. And a biography of Legs Diamond. Cover by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. Gerald Chapman; Master Forgers; Scoop Daily; Crime Does Not Pay!; Jack Diamond; How the Masked Blackjack Proved His Innocence; Two Minutes to Doom. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #44773079
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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Edd Ashe, Antonio Canale, and Enrico Bagnoli. Pre-Code crime comics from St. John with an above-average lineup of artists. Hijack Mac Jones lives up to his name as his gang of road agents targets the trucking industry. The Camouflage Killers raid hotel suites in 1950s New York. Modern-day pirates target the luxury yachts cruising the Florida west coast jungle waterways , leading to an Everglades Manhunt. Cover by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. Double Dynamite; Hijack; The Criminals Law of Averages; Murder Masks a Black Market; The Camouflage Killers; Everglades Manhunt. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #59949359
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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Antonio Canale and Bill Molno. Pre-Code crime comics from St. John with an above-average lineup of artists. Honest police chief Dolan tries to get the goods on Anders and Barret, the corrupt power-brokers who run Haynes City. In prison, cellmates Maline and Hermos develop a deadly rivalry, and when Hermos maneuvers his way to parole, Maline swears to get him. In a story that's a product of its times, Shag and his gang begin targeting milkmen on their early-morning delivery routes. Cover by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. The Devils Partners; Cell Mates; Arson Is Hard to Prove; Hotel Theft; Lighter Side; Have You Heard This One?; The Dawn Gang. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #52913957
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    $375.00
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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Antonio Canale, Enrico Bagnoli, Michael O'Malley¸ Ralph Lane, and André LeBlanc. Pre-Code crime comics from St. John with an above-average lineup of artists. 100-page giant. Art and his gang kidnap the adult daughter of a wealthy Vegas casino owner, but she turns out to be smarter and more formidable than they expected. Private eye Vic Flint investigates a murder, and gets set up as a fall guy for his trouble. Crooks set their sights on a lavish party for millionaires aboard the yacht Sea Nymph. Cover by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. Las Vegas Loot; Lou Erskines One Man War; The Kidnapped Sea Nymph; The Crown Prince of Frisco; Vic Flint: The Case of the Jumping Beans; The Police Always Win; Piracy on Route One; Easy-Money Kid; The Tailor-Made Crime Wave; First Offense; The Body on Demand. 100 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.25.

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  • Item #51593683
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    $650.00
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    Stories and art by Matt Baker, Dana Dutch, and Warren King. An anthology series from St. John that alternated early romance comics with funny-animal characters from Paul Terry's Terrytoons. Shy Joan makes up fake boyfriends so she has something to talk about when the girls talk about boys, in a story with art by celebrated good-girl artist Matt Baker. In another Baker story, a woman gets a chance at stardom, but she's not sure she wants to compromise. A girl tries to shake a reputation for being "boy-crazy." I Tried to Make Love Pay Dividends; I Was a Broadway Casualty; I Fell in Love with My Boss; Two Loves Too Many; They Called Me Boy-Crazy. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #56690387
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    Published May 1951 by St. John.

    Painted cover by Norman Saunders. Stories and art by Reed Crandall, Ogden Whitney, and Paul Parker. Actually #2 in series, but numbered #11 on cover. Ziff-Davis published the first incarnation of this influential romance title. Square Carla hires Jeff to impersonate her made-up boyfriend for her co-workers, but she didn't expect to actually fall in love with him. Door-to-door saleswoman Anne is hired at random by handsome prince Richard to impersonate his fiancee for the benefit of his controlling family, in a story with art by Ogden Whitney. Struggling actress Elaine begins a romance with wealthy Carter, but when she thinks he's compromising her career for the sake of love, she has a tough choice to make. Plus a story by fantasy art legend Reed Crandall, and a look at the real-life Cinderella-style romance of pianist Marion Stein and the Earl of Harewood. The Pianist and the Earl; Shadow of a Dream; Make-Believe Sweetheart; Love Has Two Faces; Love's Impractical Joke; Bitter Love. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by George Olesen and others. St. John's influential romance title was noted for its memorable covers by Matt Baker. The romance between foreign correspondents Carol and Roger is jeopardized when Roger is captured by bandits in Romania. After Tom loses the use of his leg in Korea, he doesn't know if he can still marry Meg, in a story that reflects the attitudes of its time. Anne is torn between Pete and Tony, two men in the dangerous field of tunnel construction, but a tunnel cave-in proves to her which one she truly loves. Cover by Baker. Heart on the Mend; Love's Fighting Heart; Deadline for Love; The Wedding Dress; Love Letter to Five Million; Tomorrow Is Ours! Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #58988696
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    Published Oct 1948 by St. John.
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    Cover by Matt Baker and Ray Osrin. Stories and art by George Tuska and Paul Gattuso. Mystery and adventure comics from St. John featuring heroic reporters. Jinx Jordan investigates the murder of wealthy Diana Von Kyll, and the killers abduct his girlfriend Ginny. Rod Holmes uses his X-ray vision and powerful eyebeams to search for a missing heir. Ventrilo and his allies - his sister Cora and his scientist brother, "Dr. Doom" - battle a snake cult in a small town. Lawson Hunt must save a key witness before a trial, in a story with art by future Marvel legend George Tuska. Another stunning cover by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. Jinx Jordan: Gang Victim Avenged by Crime Reporters; Blue Monk: Dynamite Switch Foils Payroll Loot Payoff; Lawson Hunt, Newsman Balks Scheme to Kill Key Witness; Pseudo-Murder; Ventrilo: Murder Unmasks Snake Cult Chiefs Swindle; Rod Holmes: Poison Death Linked to Fake Heir Fraud; Mock Murder. Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #51884158
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    Published Feb 1952 by St. John.
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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Matt Baker, Lily Renee, Ken Bald, Ruth Atkinson and Dana Dutch. Tales of teen angst and amour, often featuring art and covers by celebrated good-girl artist Matt Baker. Dotty's looks bring her lots of male attention, but also the trouble that goes with it, in a story with art by Baker. Popular Dolly loves farmer Jock, but he doesn't think she'll give up her life of privilege for the farm. Eileen and Ted promise to stay together after he enlists in the Air Force, but a long-distance relationship is hard to maintain, in a story with art by pioneering female artist Lily Renee. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #57216972
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    Published Aug 1952 by St. John.
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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Matt Baker and Dana Dutch. Tales of teen angst and amour, often featuring art and covers by celebrated good-girl artist Matt Baker. Beauty-contest winner Wilma faces disappointment when she learns what Hollywood is really like, in a story with art by Baker. In another Baker story, rumors start to spread after Hazel is caught on a boat far from shore with Bob. A third Baker story features a farm girl finding love, in a story told in captions, without word balloons. First Love; I Couldn't Give Up My Secret Love; Bad Behavior; My One Little Mistake; Love Is Born. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #59853677
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    Stories and art by Matt Baker, Ernest Lynn, Ralph Lane, Dean Franklin and Enrico Bagnoli. Pre-Code crime comics from St. John, featuring gunplay, betrayal, murder and just all-around bad people. Corporal Duncan of the Mounties is aided in a manhunt by a beautiful but dangerous woman, in a story with art by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. Escaped convict Chesty Cordova sets himself up as a gangleader in a new city, but he makes a fatal mistake. Private eye Vic Flint wants to know who's trying to kill heiress Taffy Tilson, and what it has to do with those doubloons found under her swimming pool. Who Killed Walter Neilson?; Killer Boomerang; Vic Flint: Spanish Island Double-Cross; Northwest Mounties: Mystery Blonde Joins the Manhunt in the Northwest; Felony on Flight 9. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Western Picture Stories- Matt Baker art; The Sky Chief, Desperado, and Blue Monk. 128 pages. Cover price $0.25.

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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Matt Baker and Dana Dutch. Tales of teen angst and amour, often featuring art and covers by celebrated good-girl artist Matt Baker. Cheryl tries trickery to win Edmund, but when that has the opposite effect, she takes a different approach, in a story with art by Baker. In another Baker story, Edna falls for Jack, the writer in her family boardinghouse, but then she sees he's writing letters to Carole. In still another Baker story, Gwen is dating handsome, wealthy Richard, but has a secret in her past that she is certain will doom their future together. First Love; Love Isn't for Deceivers; Unfair to My Boy Friend; The Runaround; Blinded by My Ideals; Love's Worst Enemy: Suspicion! Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Cover by Joe Kubert. Stories and art by Joe Kubert, Hy Rosen, Robert Bernstein, and John Giunta. Love and heartbreak in Tinseltown and its suburbs. Rita pursues fame for its own ends, but Sam loves her anyway, in a story with art by comics legend Joe Kubert. Famously ugly screen villain Jon meets actress Gina, who loves the man inside. Janet insists on finding stardom before she'll marry Jed, but once she does find fame, she's too busy for Jed. Several stories in this issue feature caricatures of actual 1940s Hollywood personalities. Love Came Second; Too Ugly to Love!; My Heart Was Blind to Love; I Loved and Lost! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Published 1950 by St. John.
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    Cover by Matt Baker and Ray Osrin. Story by Arnold Drake and Leslie Waller. Art by Matt Baker and Ray Osrin. Packaged like a paperback rather than a comic book, this digest-sized drama is considered one of the first examples of what is now called the graphic novel. Journalist Hal is conflicted when old flame Rust comes back into his life with a political agenda. Drawn to Rust's stepdaughter Audrey, Hal faces moral choices that could determine the future of Copper City. The noirish tale features art by celebrated comics artist Matt Baker, best known for his "good girl" art. 6-in. x 8-in., 128 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

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    Published Jan 1953 by St. John.
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    Cover by Gladys Parker. Stories and art by Gladys Parker and others. One of the first female-centric comic strips, by pioneering female artist Gladys Parker, Mopsy combines an Ever Meulen art style with pantomime-style gags and good-girl art. After her date eats all the chocolates he brings over, Mopsy finds a new use for the box at the beach. Mopsy gets a job as an organ grinder, and lets the monkey handle the business end of things. Private Thistlewait proves he can be first in line at the mess hall, inspiring the Sarge to make him a "runner" to the troops on Ridge 39. Mopsy; Private Thistlewait. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Published 1954 by St. John.
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    Cover by Joe Kubert. Stories and art by Enrico Bagnoli, Antonio Canale, and Edgar Allan Poe. Classic pre-Code horror from St. John. A man searches for the legendary lost city of San Miguel, where his love waits for him. A killer learns he shouldn't have abused a black cat, in an adaptation of a classic Edgar Allan Poe story. A couple's new coffee shop in an ancient house is haunted by a murder that replays every night. Bondage cover by comics legend Joe Kubert. Death Stalks the Bayou; The Black Cat; The Horror of the SS Malabar; The Face That Wasnt There; The Forgotten Room. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Cover by Joe Kubert. Stories and art by Enrico Bagnoli, Antonio Canale, and Edgar Allan Poe. Classic pre-Code horror from St. John. A man searches for the legendary lost city of San Miguel, where his love waits for him. A killer learns he shouldn't have abused a black cat, in an adaptation of a classic Edgar Allan Poe story. A couple's new coffee shop in an ancient house is haunted by a murder that replays every night. Bondage cover by comics legend Joe Kubert. Death Stalks the Bayou; The Black Cat; The Horror of the SS Malabar; The Face That Wasnt There; The Forgotten Room. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Matt Baker and Dana Dutch. Beautiful covers and art by legendary good-girl artist Matt Baker elevate St. John's 1950s romance comic above the norm. Kathy finally meets Tom, a nice guy who actually likes her, but his sister's jealousy could ruin everything, in a story with art by Baker. In another Baker story, Betty dates bad boy Harry despite the warnings of her friends and parents, but when she finally sees the truth about him, he threatens to ruin her reputation. Reputations are also foremost in the thoughts of Jane when she starts dating wealthy Ron, and keeps it secret from her real friends like Bud. I Threw Away My Reputation on a Worthless Love; My Double Life Caught Up with Me; I Talked Myself into Love Troubles; Two-Timing Taught Me to Love. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Matt Baker and Dana Dutch. Beautiful covers and art by legendary good-girl artist Matt Baker elevate St. John's 1950s romance comic above the norm. Kathy finally meets Tom, a nice guy who actually likes her, but his sister's jealousy could ruin everything, in a story with art by Baker. In another Baker story, Betty dates bad boy Harry despite the warnings of her friends and parents, but when she finally sees the truth about him, he threatens to ruin her reputation. Reputations are also foremost in the thoughts of Jane when she starts dating wealthy Ron, and keeps it secret from her real friends like Bud. I Threw Away My Reputation on a Worthless Love; My Double Life Caught Up with Me; I Talked Myself into Love Troubles; Two-Timing Taught Me to Love. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Enrico Bagnoli and Hy Rosen. Romance comics from St. John with a cover by "good girl" art legend Matt Baker. Robin and Chuck are partners in dance and life, but that may be over when a famous dancer hires Robin, in a story that may be the work of Matt Baker. Eva wants to break up with Nicky after she meets Tim on a visit to the city, but she doesn't know about Tim's wife. Wanting excitement, Sally breaks up with fiance Bill and goes to work in a nightclub, but soon she's up to her lipstick in a blackmail scheme. Have You Heard This One?; A New Routine; Spoiled Darling; Love Game; Blackmail Heart; Quips and Queries. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Cover art by Matt Baker. "All's Fair in Love" text story by Dana Dutch. "Dishonest Love," art by Matt Baker; Art shop owner Rudolph asks his assistant Elizabeth to convince Andrew to paint copies of "old masters" paintings; Elizabeth dates Andrew and he agrees to produce the copies so he can afford to marry her; Elizabeth falls in love with Andrew and learns Rudolph is having someone else forge signatures so the copies can be sold as originals. "I Tried to Keep Up with Bad Company," script by Dana Dutch; Jane attends a party thrown by wealthy Ron, attended by "quite a few fellows and girls with bad reputations"; She keeps her relationship with Ron a secret from her longtime boyfriend Bud, who starts dating Lucy instead; Jane discovers Ron isnt really interested in her because shes not wild. "What Price Folly!"; Connie writes to her boyfriend Ted and tells him shes an actress but is actually a car-hop at a Hollywood drive-in; When Ted arrives for a visit, Connie and her friends pretend she is glamorous and successful; Ted asks her to marry him but she refuses and he leaves. "The Road to Ruin," art by Matt Baker; Betty is forbidden by her parents to keep seeing Harry, who has a bad reputation; Her friends also warn her about him, but she stubbornly refuses to believe hes bad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Cover art by Matt Baker. "All's Fair in Love" text story by Dana Dutch. "Dishonest Love," art by Matt Baker; Art shop owner Rudolph asks his assistant Elizabeth to convince Andrew to paint copies of "old masters" paintings; Elizabeth dates Andrew and he agrees to produce the copies so he can afford to marry her; Elizabeth falls in love with Andrew and learns Rudolph is having someone else forge signatures so the copies can be sold as originals. "I Tried to Keep Up with Bad Company," script by Dana Dutch; Jane attends a party thrown by wealthy Ron, attended by "quite a few fellows and girls with bad reputations"; She keeps her relationship with Ron a secret from her longtime boyfriend Bud, who starts dating Lucy instead; Jane discovers Ron isnt really interested in her because shes not wild. "What Price Folly!"; Connie writes to her boyfriend Ted and tells him shes an actress but is actually a car-hop at a Hollywood drive-in; When Ted arrives for a visit, Connie and her friends pretend she is glamorous and successful; Ted asks her to marry him but she refuses and he leaves. "The Road to Ruin," art by Matt Baker; Betty is forbidden by her parents to keep seeing Harry, who has a bad reputation; Her friends also warn her about him, but she stubbornly refuses to believe hes bad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Matt Baker, Lily Renee, Gladys Parker, Vince Fago, Ken Bald, Ruth Atkinson, Chuck Miller, Warren King, Connie Williams and Dana Dutch. Remaindered St. John romance comics, collected into a squarebound anthology. Individual issues can vary, but art by legendary good-girl artist Matt Baker is likely, given his strong presence in St. John's romance books. Cover by Baker. 100 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.25.

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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Matt Baker and Lily Renee. Tales of teen angst and amour, often featuring art and covers by celebrated good-girl artist Matt Baker. Waitress Barbara gets a chance at modeling stardom, but her boyfriend Tom isn't sure if he likes it, in a story with art by Baker. Diane is strangely attracted to the rough and bullying Bruiser, and all her friends are appalled. Square coed Kay decides to be a little more wild and develops a reputation, in a story with art by pioneering female comics artist Lily Renee. I Was a Double Date Jinx; From Waitress to Model; Diamond in the Rough; Country Courtship; I Was a Campus Tramp; I Learned My Lesson. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Matt Baker, Jim Mooney, Bernard Sachs, Bob Bean and Dana Dutch. Tales of teen angst and amour, often featuring art and covers by celebrated good-girl artist Matt Baker. Jenny tires of living in the boondocks and runs away to work in the new resort hotel, but her troubles follow her, in a story with art by Baker. Hildy's a waitress in a truck stop, but when she learns handsome trucker Al is rich, she thinks she's hit the jackpot. Carolyn meets Army lieutenant Jerry while both are working with occupation forces in Cold War Germany, but then handsome German Karl tells her Jerry is not who he says he is. That last story features early art by future Marvel legend Jim Mooney. Good-By Innocence!; Bull's Eye for Cupid; Deceived by Jealousy. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Matt Baker and Dana Dutch. Tales of teen angst and amour, often featuring art and covers by celebrated good-girl artist Matt Baker. Bobbie marries young but isn't ready to give up being a kid just yet, even after she has a baby, in a story with art by Baker. Jeanie starts dating soldier Bob to prove to Jeff that she is grown up. Dorothy enjoys playing the field, until she falls for Slim, who's also playing the field, in a story that may be the work of pioneering female comics artist Lily Renee. I Had to Be Tamed; I Had to Live and Learn; Kid Sister; Caught in a Triangle at a Resort Hotel; Discarded Sweethearts Are an Easy Mark!; Love Came Last; First Aid for a Broken Heart. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Matt Baker, Mort Drucker, Ric Estrada, Dana Dutch and Arthur Peddy. Love and scandal from St. John, with plentiful art by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. Ruth is torn between new love Bayard and old flame Ralph, who has just returned to town, in a story with very early art by MAD Magazine legend Mort Drucker. Janice finds her reputation ruined after an annulled marriage, in a story with art by Baker. Louise ditches steady Rod when old high-school crush Bill comes back to town. Cover by Baker hints at scandal. I Wanted Life-Long Thrills; The Kisses I Couldn't Forget; Without a Conscience; Comedy Column; Gag-Bag; Too Young to Wed. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Matt Baker, Ric Estrada, and Bill Ely. Love and scandal from St. John, with plentiful art by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. Vicki dates larcenous bad boy Wally and winds up in the news after he gets caught, in a story with art by Baker. Jimmy tries to woo Marge with offers to pay for their class trip, but she knows the money is stolen. After Vera's fiancee Robin loses his family fortune, she decides to go into modeling, but that's not as easy as it sounds. Cover by Baker. Notorious Woman; Love on Thin Ice; Love Cant Be Dishonest; 4 Years to the Altar; His Heart on My Sleeve. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Matt Baker, Ric Estrada, and Bill Ely. Love and scandal from St. John, with plentiful art by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. Vicki dates larcenous bad boy Wally and winds up in the news after he gets caught, in a story with art by Baker. Jimmy tries to woo Marge with offers to pay for their class trip, but she knows the money is stolen. After Vera's fiancee Robin loses his family fortune, she decides to go into modeling, but that's not as easy as it sounds. Cover by Baker. Notorious Woman; Love on Thin Ice; Love Cant Be Dishonest; 4 Years to the Altar; His Heart on My Sleeve. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Published Jun 1950 by St. John.
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    Cover by Matt Baker and Ray Osrin. Stories and art by Matt Baker, George Tuska, Richard Speed and Howard Larsen. "The Texan" and other heroes battle owlhoots and rustlers in the Old West. Smoky Horse dreams of peace between the Apaches and the settlers, but that makes him suspect to both groups, in a story with art by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. In another Baker story, action girl Yukon Jane battles wolfpacks and pelt poachers in the northern woods. The Marshal of Eagle Springs tracks masked raiders who use silver bullets, but these are no Rangers. Plus biographical pages on Crazy Horse, Harry Tracy, Jesse James, and Arizona Pete. And a story with art by future Marvel legend George Tuska. Cover by Baker. Jesse James; Scalp Hunters Hide Their Tracks; Arizona Pete; Ghost Riders Defy the Range Law; Crazy Horse; The Renegades' Last Raid; The Lone Vigilante; Tracy the Outlaw. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Published Sep 1953 by St. John.
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    Cover by Norman Maurer. Stories and art by Joe Kubert, Norman Maurer and Sandy Woolf. St. John, a pioneer of celebrity comics, puts Moe, Larry and Shemp on the four-color page. The world's biggest swindler sells the Stooges a firecracker factory, and it's only a matter of time until everything blows sky-high. The Stooges go treasure hunting in the East River. Action girl Jeanie finds trouble on the set when a jealous actress tries to have her eliminated, in a story with early art by comics legend Joe Kubert. Bogus Takes a Beating; Bumps for the Umps; Big Brush Off; Jeanie Steele, Hollywood Stunt-Girl; Bell Bent for Treasure. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Photo cover. "Marriage for Spite"; Edna flirts with other men to make her boyfriend Johnny jealous, and he finally breaks up with her as a result; When she hears hes dating Laura, Edna goes out with Lewis in revenge, and agrees to marry him to one-up Johnny. "Bargaining for Happiness"; Kathy, who lives with her family in a shabby section of town inhabited mostly by poor railroad workers, becomes engaged to her boss Dick, the son of a wealthy businessman. "Heartbreak House"; Adria wins a house in a contest; Architect Keith asks to lease it from her, and Adria helps him find a lot and furnish and decorate the house; She falls in love with him, then learns hes engaged to Gloria and plans to marry her and live there. "Marriage Insurance" text story. "Corsage of Heartaches"; Lucy and her fiancé Ivan jointly inherit the plant nursery where they work; According to the will, the nursery is to be split between them, and at the end of 3 months, whoever has made the most money gets the whole business. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #60334660
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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Matt Baker, Warren King, Chuck Miller and Dana Dutch. Torrid tales of romance from St. John, with great covers by Matt Baker. Nancy gets a chance at stardom, but she's not sure she wants to compromise, in a story with art by celebrated good-girl artist Matt Baker. College librarian Arlene is flattered that star athlete Tommy asks her out, so she postpones with steady Steve, but does Tommy have ulterior motives? Cynthia tries to shake a reputation for being "boy-crazy." Plus the "Correspondence Club" page tries to find love for men (and women) stationed overseas. Risque cover by Baker seems very modern. Men Offered Me Stardom If I Would Pay Their Price; I Was a Victim of Deceit; The Navy Was My Target; And Now I'm in Trouble Because I Couldn't Control My Desires; Correspondence Club; I Was Too Free with Boys. Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #57128985
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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Matt Baker, Ray Osrin and Dana Dutch. Love plus war equals bittersweet 1950s drama, featuring art by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. Grace pretends to be single while her husband Paul is overseas, leading to romantic complications with John, in a story with art by Baker. Redheaded Louise is dating Fred and Jack, but maybe she shouldn't schedule them both for the same night. WAC Judith is engaged to fellow soldier Lou, but she still wants to play the field. Recruited for Romance; Escapades of a Navy Wife; Pilot Crazy; Camouflaged Heart; Engagement for Profit. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Published 1952 by St. John.
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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Lily Renee, Ben Brown, and Dave Gantz. Love plus war equals bittersweet 1950s drama, featuring art by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. Cynthia is going through hard times after her father's death leaves the family penniless, and then she meets soldier Mike at a dance. Sheila is torn between boy next door Tom and soldier Jack, in a story with art by pioneering female comics artist Lily Renee. Jane hits the nightclubs after her husband Allan is recalled to active duty. Plus a letters page offering to connect overseas GIs with romantic pen pals. After the Honeymoon; The Boy Next Door; That "Dear John" Letter; Correspondence Club; Career Wife; Comedy Column. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Matt Baker and Ric Estrada. Love plus war equals bittersweet 1950s drama, featuring art by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. Cindy is torn between military fiancee Len, just returned from overseas, and hometown soldier Jimmy, who she just met, in a story with art by Baker. Joan doesn't want her husband Mike to know that she's seeing the night-shift guy at his garage, Roger, while Mike is at work on the day shift. Korean immigrants Kim and Lee love each other, but take separate sides in the Korean War, in a story with an unusually high political content for a romance book. Another Baker cover featuring a wealth of detail. Plus a letters page offering to connect overseas GIs with romantic pen pals. We Married in Haste; When Things Got Rough; Correspondence Club; His Fraternity Pin. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    • Paper: Cream to off white
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    • Label #4300686004

    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Matt Baker, Ray Osrin, Dana Dutch, Arthur Peddy, Bill Molno and Edd Ashe. Love plus war equals bittersweet 1950s drama, featuring art by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. Marjorie loves Army private Greg, but when she causes him to miss his boat, she contributes to Greg being considered a deserter. Married soldiers Joe and Joan struggle against poverty and tragedy, in a story with art by Baker. Their attitudes toward a butterfly who cocooned in her flowerpot helps Barbara choose between rough fiancee Ralph and handsome sailor Dick. Plus a letters page offering to connect overseas GIs with romantic pen pals. Deserters Wife; My Secret Guilt; Who Wants to Be Good?; Butterfly Kisses; Correspondence Club; Fools Mistake. Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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