Jeanie Comics

Another “Queen of the Teens,” another comic churned out of the Marvel/Atlas studio under Editor Stan Lee, and another unknown artist. What is known is that issue 20 was published July 1948 and while there are lots of comedy titles,

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Ibis, the Invincible

Sharing the relatively small “superhero magician” niche with Mandrake and Blackstone (of Super-Magician fame) Ibis distinguished himself by being a 4,000 year old Egyptian prince clothed in a modern business suit. He uses his knowledge of magic (greatly aided by the

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Henry Aldrich

Not to be confused with the English theologian and philosopher, this Henry Aldrich is the comic book spin-off of The Aldrich Family radio and television shows. A top 10 hit in the 40′s, the show became the prototype for teen-oriented situation comedies that followed.

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Action Comics

These two books have quickly moved to the top of my favorites list as my interest has moved beyond the good girl theme to include motorcycle related covers. These incredible books directly reflect World War II in both Europe and

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Detective Comics

Detective Comics #151 has quickly become a favorite in my collection. After all it has a combination of the Batman in side car motorcycle driven by an enchanting blonde – everything I like in a comic rolled all into one! And

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Hedy De Vine

Really just the fifth in the series, #26 features Hedy in an ice skating barrel jump and #29 “winning” a tennis championship. They were published April and October 1948 respectively. As one of Timely Comics career girl characters, Hedy also

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Hap Hazard

Hap Hazard was published by the obscure Ace Comics.  Issue #18 complete with “16 extra pages,” is from January 1948. While copies of Hap Hazard seem relatively scare, they are comparatively inexpensive. Using the label as a comic off-shoot to

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Georgie Comics

Timely published Georgie #15 on March 1948 near the middle of Georgie’s thirty-nine edition, seven year run that began in 1945.  It was briefly known as Georgie and Judy after switching to Marvel’s other publishing house Atlas.  Along with Frankie

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Gay Comics

Like crumbling ruins of a roman coliseum, the tattered and worn pages of a comic book provide insight into the culture of a bygone era. The title of this comic goes a long way towards describing how much things have

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Fantastic Comics

This book had been far out of the reach of my budget, but I found this copy at auction described as “cover reinforced.” That seemed to mean a 70% discount off guide, but upon close inspection after receipt I’m not

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