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These are the books that I have recovered by purchase from what I used to have for free by just picking through my dad’s collection at grandma’s house. My ‘ole man accumulated about a 1,000 books in about a 7 year period from late 40’s to early 50’s (’47-’53) = ~3 comics a week. Spilling out of a pile from a closet in his bedroom my grandma left untouched, some with covers some not, lot’s of funny books and westerns, Tarzan…. If only I had a time machine.

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.  She was a fun loving flapper girl who…

Jo-Jo

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

Blackhawk

Issue #30* (left) from April 1950 was one of the comics originally from the ‘ole man’s stash.  It features the art of Reed Crandall (himself a WWII air-force veteran) who…