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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.

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 gained widespread recognition primarily through their numerous weekly episodes on the radio, a show that notably introduced actor Don Knotts to the public. With…

Blondie

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

Jo-Jo Comics

Displayed here are my Jo-Jo “Congo King” Comics, iconic representations of Golden Age Good Girl Art (GGA), mostly dating back to 1948. The credit for most cover art…

Blackhawk

Issue #30*, dating back to April 1950, was one of the comics I had originally obtained from the ‘ole man’s stash. Illustrated by Reed Crandall, himself a distinguished…