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Big Shot

Here we have a motorcycle cover on Big Shot Comics #66, published May 1946 by Columbia. On the cover is Brass Knuckles, presumably drawn by creator Mart Bailey. Mart…

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A Date With Judy

I’ve posted here before that multimedia franchises were not just a modern phenomenon, but part of a strategy as old as Madison Avenue itself. There was a time when…

Want List

As I near the completion of posting my entire collection here (about a dozen or so titles to go) there still remain a few books for which I am…

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Four Color (Porky Pig)

Four Color #322 is Porky Pig (with Bugs Bunny). I was attracted to the Science Fiction cover and that I remember this book from the original ‘ole man’s collection.  It was published on March 1951…

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United Comics

                  What fun it was to discover a modern day artist’s homage to Fritz Ritz.  Of course, that is not…

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Tip Topper Comics

The fact that out of the first ten issues of Tip Topper Comics no less than seven feature Fritzi Ritz in a bathing suit suggest I might not have…

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Tessie the Typist

Pictured here are my copies of Tessie the Typist published by Timely, #13 (December 1947) and #15 (April 1948). Timely had begun growing a niche of books in…

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Terrors of the Jungle

L. B. Cole was ahead of his time. Considerably ahead, in fact, of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s black light posters and psychedelic movement in art, music…

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Stuntman

Joe Simon and Jack Kirby were the creators of Stuntman – the same real life dynamic duo behind the creation of Captain America. Stuntman debuted later (during that…

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Suzie Comics

Suzie Comics #51 (September 1945) is actually just the third issue in self-titled series, numbering was continued from Laugh Comix #48. Suzie herself first appeared July 1942 in…