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Bugs Bunny

Bugs Bunny‘s Vacation Funnies #2 (1952) is one “like new book” – perhaps the glossiest cover I’ve owned to date (almost need shades to block the reflection). My old Man…

Four Color (Carl Barks)

Four Color #386 features Uncle Scrooge‘s first ever appearance and is from April 1952. Script, pencils, ink and cover – it’s 100% through and through by one of…

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…

Straight Arrow

The original ‘ole man’s collection had Straight Arrow #1 and #3 from January 1950 and June 1950 respectively (Magazine Enterprises).  He would have been nine years old when he bought them fresh…

Plastic Man

Patrick “Eel” O’Brian, aka Plas or Plastic Man was one of the Golden Age classics. Shown here is my Plastic Man #16  from March 1949.   I appreciate it…

Joe Palooka Comics

Joe Palooka was brain child of Ham Fisher.  As a newspaper strip it began in April of 1930 after some arm twisting of the publisher McNaught Syndicate.  But…

Buster Crabbe

I spent almost three years searching for a copy of Buster Crabbe #5 – a book that always managed to get sorted to the top of the pile 30 years…

Bobby Benson

Bobby Benson’s B-Bar-B Riders were more known for their hundreds of weekly episodes on the radio (the show that introduced actor Don Knotts to the public) than the…

Blondie

Before there was Blondie the musician there was Blondie Boopadoop, the sultry comic strip character created by Chic Young. Blondie, a fun loving flapper girl who spent her…

Jo-Jo

My Jo-Jo Comics are pictured here.  All from 1948 all cover art is credited to Jack Kamen.  They are representations of Golden Age Good Girl art (gga). A couple of…