*Miscellaneous 1940-1959: Here’s an oddity. Technically a one-shot, Fox’s Variety Comics was made up of four coverless Fox comics. Since Fox often started their story on the inside cover, discarding the original cover removed the first page of the first story of each rebound book. Even more bizarre than the British rebound comics of the 1960s known as Double Double Comics which employed the same tactics (but with the stories complete). As with Double Doubles, the contents varied beneath the same cover and various combinations of content of this have been reported. I wonder (but doubt) whether anyone’s catalogued every possibility. Anyway, in this edition, there are issues of Blue Beetle, My Private Life, Black Tarantula and Jungle Lil; it certainly lives up to the variety tag. Not a great copy, but not a bad one either: a worn but attached spine with a couple of pieces missing at the back. Not too many of these on sale in the UK, we suspect.
PICTURED: VARIETY COMICS GD £50 SOLD