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AFTER DARK (Sterling 1955)
7 VG+ £22 Sekowsky art. Pictured below

8 GD/VG £10 Sekowsky art

ALL-TRUE CRIME (Timely/Atlas 1948)
42 VG £23
45 FA/GD £9 Cover detached
47 GD/VG £17
50 VG £23
52 GD £12

AMAZING ADVENTURES (Ziff Davis 1950)
3 GD+ £39

AMAZING DETECTIVE CASES (Atlas 1950)
5 FA/GD £12
7 FN £41
8 FN £41

AMAZING DETECTIVE CASES #8 FN

9 GD £14

ATTACK ON PLANET MARS (Avon 1951)
NN VG- £195 The main story is pencilled by Carmine Infantino; Joe Kubert contributes a dynamic inside front cover and inks the first chapter; Wally Wood adds the back-up horror story. All names to conjure with in the comic art Hall of Fame. This is a bright copy, with rich colour and a small amount of spine and edge wear, including where a few narrow chips are missing along the top and bottom edges, but nothing horrible or spoiling. Good tight staples and nice off-white pages. There is a slight vestige of a faint subscription crease down the centre, but it is hardly noticeable and does not break colour.

ATTACK ON PLANET MARS VG-

BIG SHOT (Columbia 1940)
52 GD+ £17
55 FA £7
67 FA/GD £8
80 FA £6
84 GD £9
88 VG £19 The Bute Collection. Adventure and comedy anthology with such characters as Tony Trent, Dixie Dugan and Sparky Watts.Pictured below

BLACKHAWK (Quality 1944)
52 FA+ £20 Off top staple; upper spine split
80 PR/FA £10
97 FA £10
For issues from #108 published by DC from 1957, see our DC section

BOY (Gleason 1942)
104 VG £12

BUSTER BROWN (Buster Brown Shoe Stores 1945)
16 GD+ £9 Small piece off last page, margin and stories OK
25 GD/VG £10 Crandall art
40 VG £16 The Bute Collection. Shoe brand promotional with 2 jungle stories of Gunga by Reed Crandall and one comedy strip of the Buster Brown gang. Small cover scuff. Pictured below

41 VG+ £18 The Bute Collection. Shoe brand promotional with 2 jungle stories of Gunga by Reed Crandall and one comedy strip of the Buster Brown gang. Pictured below

BUSTER CRABBE (Lev Gleason 1953)
2 PR £10 The Bute Collection. Covers detached and separated.

CALLING ALL GIRLS (Parents’ Magazine Institute 1941)
V3 #20 GD £12 With Free incomplete copy of V3 #3

CALLING ALL GIRLS V3 #20 GD

CALLING ALL GIRLS V3 #20 GD

V3 #25 GD £12

CALLING ALL GIRLS V3 #25 GD

CALLING ALL GIRLS V3 #25 GD

CLASSICS GIVEAWAY: A CHRISTMAS ADVENTURE (Gilberton 1969 reprinting 1953 story)
NN VG+ £10 The Bute Collection. Store promotional fantasy Christmas story with delightful painted cover. Pictured below.

COMMANDER BATTLE AND THE ATOMIC SUB (ACG 1954)
3 GD £35 Lower spine split
4 VG+ £60

COMMANDER BATTLE/ATOMIC SUB #4 VG+

5 FN- £75

COMMANDER BATTLE/ATOMIC SUB #5 FN-

6 GD- £25 Corner off lower left cover

CRACK COMICS (Quality 1940)
42 GD £75 Subscription crease, slight spine roll, 3.5 cm lower spine split. Firm staples. Wear and tear at spine and right edge. Decent off-white to cream pages. Pictured below

CRAZY
(Atlas 1953)
3 FA £13
7 FA £13 Lower right front cover erosion

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT (Lev Gleason 1948)
20 VG £18

CRIME CAN’T WIN (Atlas 1950)
41 FA+ £16 1st issue of series
42 (#2) FA+ £9
4 FA/GD £9
5 GD £12
11 FA/GD £9 Cover detached

CRIME CASES (Atlas 1950)
27 (#4) GD £14
5 GD/VG £17
6 VG/FN £28
7 FN £34
9 FA/GD £9
11 FA £6 Taped spine
12 VG £28

CRIME DOES NOT PAY (Gleason 1942)
50 GD £22 68 pages
70 GD+ £17
73 VG £26
76 GD/VG £20
102 GD £10 Painted cover
126 GD £9
127 GD £8 Glued spine

CRIME EXPOSED (Atlas 1948)
2 VG £26
3 GD/VG £17
4 VG £23
6 FN £34
12 VG £23
13 VG £23

CRIME MUST LOSE (Atlas 1950)
4 VG £35 1st issue; tape inside front cover
6 VG £24
8 VG £24
11 GD £13 Tape inside front cover

CRIME MUST PAY THE PENALTY (Ace 1948)
39 GD £11

CRUSADER FROM MARS (Ziff-Davis 1952)
1 GD/VG £80 Faded cover, detached top staple

CRUSADER FROM MARS #1 GD/VG

DAREDEVIL (Gleason 1941)
107 FN- £16

DOLL MAN (Quality 1941)
24 VG+ £80 Small chip off right front cover bottom

DOLL MAN #24 VG+

27 FA/GD £30 2″ back cover tear
28 VG £70

DOLL MAN #28 VG

DOROTHY LAMOUR, JUNGLE PRINCESS (Fox 1950)
2 VG+ £80 The Bute Collection. 1st issue (formerly Jungle Lil). Early (and rather primitive) art by Wally Wood and a photo cover. Solid copy with some spine ticks; centrefold off top staple; remarkably little wear.

DOROTHY LAMOUR, JUNGLE PRINCESS #2 VG+

DYNAMITE (Comic Media 1953)
2 GD- £12
3 PR £10 Covers and most pages detached and brittle; 1st Johnny Dynamite; marijuana story
4 GD- £25 Corner off back cover; injury to eye; prostitution
7 GD+ £25 Prostitution
8 GD £16 Book centre stamps front & back covers and splash page

EXPOSED (DS 1948)
4 GD+ £14

FAMOUS FUNNIES (Eastern Color 1934)
America’s first monthly newsstand comic book. It featured reprints of Sunday colour newspaper strips, in an eclectic mix of humour and adventure. Most of these striips are unknown or long forgotten in the UK, although famously, this is where Buck Rogers got his first start in comics. Also, the War On Crime strip is the first true crime feature in comics.

FAMOUS FUNNIES #39 GD SOLD

40 GD- £35
43 GD- £28
44 GD £32
201 GD- £8 The Bute Collection. Chip out bottom cover and a few page margins. Pictured below.

FAMOUS STARS (Ziff Davis 1950)
1 GD £32

FAST FICTION (Seaboard 1949)
3: SHE VG+ £80 The Bute Collection. H Rider Haggard’s famous lost queen, gloriously depicted by Vincent Napoli under an H C Keifer cover. Good-looking copy with a little non colour-breaking creasing. Staples tight at spine and centrefold, good pages. great cover image.

FAST FICTION #3: SHE VG+

FAWCETT MOVIE COMIC (Fawcett 1949)
18 GD £8 The Brigand

FEATURE BOOK (David McKay 1937)
40 GD/VG £23 Blondie

FEATURE COMICS (Quality 1939)
88 VG £30 Loose centrefold
90 GD/VG £25

FIGHT AGAINST CRIME (Story 1951)
(For horror issues, see the Horror 1940-1959 section)

FIGHT AGAINST THE GUILTY (Story 1954)
23 GD/VG £27

FLYING SAUCERS (Avon 1952)
2nd Edition VG £110

FLYING SAUCERS 1952 VG

FOOTBALL THRILLS (Ziff-Davis 1951)
1 FA/GD £22 The Bute Collection. Does what it says on the tin. Long spine splits top and bottom; small piece of tape inside spine. Pictured below

FOUR FAVORITES (Ace 1941)
11 App GD £600 The Bute Collection. From 1943, Four Favorites #11 published by Ace. An iconic cover featuring an animated war bond smashing Hitler and Mussolini in the chops as they stumble back over Hirohito while our titular heroes look on. That’ll be Magno & Davey, Lightning, the Unknown Soldier and Captain Courageous. Four long stories in a packed interior of very accomplished art: Magno & Davey is by L B Cole, Lightning and Lightning Girl by George Gregg, Unknown Soldier by Harvey Kurtzmann and Captain Courageous by L B Cole. The Axis forces didn’t stand a chance! We’ve graded this copy as an Apparent GD, i.e. it has some restoration. Mostly small horizontal tears at the spine have been glued, and the spine has been reinforced and rebuilt at the central staple, which is now firm. There is a 3 cm upper spine split and some flat colour-breaking creases around the cover edges. Nice clean creamy pages and strong colour cover. The price takes the restoration/repair into account. Pictured below. High resolution images are available on request.



HEADLINE (Prize 1943)
29 VG £55 Simon & Kirby. Not glossy, but cover colours unfaded. 2 cm tear right front cover edge. Generally sound and attractive.

HEADLINE #29 VG

30 VG+ £65 Simon & Kirby. Clean sound copy, firm staples, no significant defects other than general age-related wear.

HEADLINE #30 VG+

47 GD £8

HEROIC COMICS (Eastern/Famous Funnies 1940)
37 FA/GD £6 Upper right cover corner off
51 GD £8 Williamson art

HUMBUG (Humbug1957)
1 FN+ £85

HUMBUG #1

HUMBUG #1 FN+

9 FN £36

IDEAL, A CLASSICAL COMIC (Timely 1948)
4 FA £15 Richard the Lion-Hearted; corner detached from front cover but present

JUMBO COMICS (Fiction House 1938)
None in stock at present

JUNGLE ACTION (Atlas 1954)
2 VG £75 The Bute Collection. Featuring the slinky Leopard Girl by Al Hartley, Jungle Boy by John Romita and Lo-Zar, Lord of the Jungle by Joe Maneely, plus others. Great 3D effect cover. Nice clean copy with strong colour supple off-white pages. Staples at spine are a bit loose. Edge wear with soft creasing at spine. Pictured below.

JUNGLE COMICS (Fiction House 1940)
91 GD/VG £33 The Bute Collection. Spine roll with centrefold off top staple, but otherwise only minor wear.
113 FA £10 The Bute Collection. Covers detached with holes at staple regions and at base of spine.
117 FN+ £69 The Bute Collection. Superior copy with little wear; small pencil mark on cover. Pictured below.

130 VG/FN £43 Whiteout on logo

JUNGLE COMICS #130 VG/FN

139 GD £17 Off top staple
149 FA £9 Off lower staple, spine wear, scribble on logo

JUSTICE (Atlas 1947)
7 (#1) GD- £24
9 (#3) GD- £14
6 GD £13
8 FA/GD £10
9 VG/FN £30
10 GD £12
12 FA £6 Lower water damage
14 VG £21
18 VG £21
19 FN+ £38
21 FN+ £38
22 FN+ £38

JUSTICE #22 FN+

25 FN- £34
25 FA £6 Taped spine
26 VG+ £24
27 FA/GD £8
28 VG £21
29 GD+ £14
32 FN £30
33 VG £20
36 VG £20
37 VG/FN £25
38 FA £6
40 FA/GD £8
43 VG £20

JUSTICE #43 VG

44 VG £22.75
45 VG £20
46 VG- £17
47 VG £22.75
49 FA £6
50 FA/GD £8
52 GD- £10

JUSTICE TRAPS THE GUILTY (Prize/Headline 1947)
55 VG £19 Pictured below

KAANGA (Fiction House 1949)
9 VG+ £35 Loose lower staple

KAANGA #9 VG+

15 GD/VG £30 Pencil and erasure marks on female figure on cover.

LORNA THE JUNGLE QUEEN/GIRL (Atlas 1953)
See Rob’s Lockdown Interlude article It’s A Jungle Out There: The Story of Lorna the Jungle Girl (sometimes Queen)
2 FA+ £20 The Bute Collection. Off both staples. Cover art by Carl Burgos. Pictured below.

3 GD+ £32 The Bute Collection. Sturdy enough, but edge wear and corner blunting. Cover art by Carl Burgos or Sol Brodsky. Pictured below.

4 GD/VG £35 The Bute Collection. Off top staple and crease across bottom right cover, but not a bad copy.

LORNA THE JUNGLE QUEEN #4 GD/VG

7 VG £35 The Bute Collection. Decent copy with long creases across bottom half of cover.

LORNA THE JUNGLE GIRL #7 VG-

20 VG £30 Coupon cut out of back cover; stories unaffected

MAN COMICS (Atlas 1949)
For issues #9-25 see War
2 VG £29 1 small interior page tear; stories unharmed
4 GD/VG £14
4 FN £34 With free incomplete #3
5 GD/VG £17
6 VG £23
7 VG £23
8 GD £12
26 GD £12

MASTER COMICS (Fawcett 1940)
128 FN- £49 Captain Marvel Jr, Nyoka the Jungle Girl, Western hero Tom Mix and others. Nice solid copy with Danish price stamped on cover.

MASTER COMICS #128 FN-

MEN’S ADVENTURES (Atlas 1950)
5 VG/FN £49

MEN’S ADVENTURES #5 VG/FN

6 GD/VG £27
7 VG+ £20 Canadian Edition
8 VG+ £45 Pictured below

8 GD £19
9 VG/FN £34
For issues 11-20 see War category
For issues 21-26 see Horror 1940-1959 Category

MODERN COMICS (Quality 1945)
58 VG+ £58

MODERN COMICS #58 VG

72 GD- £22 Off upper staple
73 GD £25 Upper right edge tear
81 GD £25
87 VG £50 The Bute Collection  Solid copy with excellent cover colour and gloss. Slight edge and corner wear with small spine split at top and small pencil marks over ‘M’ in logo.

MODERN COMICS #87 VG

91 FA £13 Corners off 2 interior pages, stories OK
92 VG- £44  The Bute Collection. Nice intact copy with minor corner and edge wear. Small spine split at top.

MODERN COMICS #92 VG-

93 FA+ £16

MOVIE THRILLERS (ME 1949)
1 GD- £21

NATIONAL COMICS (Quality 1940)
54 VG £35
69 FN £37 Gill Fox cover. Pictured below.

72 FN £37
74 GD/VG £19 Penultimate issue; structurally sound, but graded down due to a stacking ink defect on the cover.

NUTS (Premier 1954)
1 PR £10 The Bute Collection. Mad imitator. Cover and pages loose and brittle.

THE PERFECT CRIME (Cross 1949)
2 FA/GD £12

POLICE ACTION (Atlas 1954)
2 FA £6
3 FA £6
4 GD £12
5 GD/VG £17

POLICE COMICS (Quality 1941)
116 FA/GD £13

PRIVATE EYE (Atlas 1951)
1 FA/GD £16

PRIVATE EYE #1 FA/GD

5 VG £20
8 GD £10 Taped spine

PRIZE COMICS (Prize 1940)
47 FA/GD £35 The Bute Collection. An intriguing mix of adventure, comedy, super-hero and horror, featuring Boom Boom Brannigan, Yank & Doodle with the Black Owl, Frankenstein by Dick Briefer, Flying Fist & Bingo and World-Beater. Lowish grade, intact cover with some right edge chipping. Single central staple (as printed) almost loose small spine splits and small corners chips off. Pictured below

PUBLIC ENEMIES (DS 1948)  
5 GD/VG £27  The Bute Collection. Gangsters and bad ‘uns; 52 pages. Tinly corner off at bottom spine.Pictured below

RANGERS (Fiction House 1941)
64 GD £16 The Bute Collection; pictured below.

REAL CLUE CRIME STORIES (Hillman 1947)
V2#10 FN £29 With free incomplete copy of V2#12
V4 #12 FN- £32 The Bute Collection. More gangsters with historical and humour stories amongst the bad stuff. Art from Powell and Rosenberger among others. Pictured below

RIOT (Atlas 1954)
3 FA/GD £15
5 FA/GD £19

ROBIN HOOD TALES (Quality 1956)
3 GD £22

RUGGED ACTION (Atlas 1954)
2 GD £10

SECRET MISSIONS (St John 1950)
1 GD/VG £44 Joe Kubert cover. Pictured below.

SHADOW COMICS (Street & Smith 1940)
VOL 5 #10 CGC 4.5 VG+ £80 Unrestored blue label, off-white pages, case perfect. Pictured below.

SHEENA, QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE (Fiction House 1942)
4 FN- £145 The Bute Collection. A nice copy with little wear except for a tiny chip off top right corner. An unmarked cover, slightly miscut, but only slightly, tight firm staples, supple off-white pages. Flat with no creases and very insignificant signs of edge wear. Presents very well. Pictured below.

SPACE PATROL (Ziff-Davis 1952)
1 GD- £85 Krigstein art; Saunders painted cover. A lowish graded copy, quite sound apart from small corners off at top left and bottom right of front cover, a tiny chip out centre top cover and some back cover scribble. Pictured below.

SPARKY WATTS (Columbia 1942)
2 FA/GD £18
4 GD/VG £21
5 GD £11
6 GD £9
7 GD/VG £13

SPORT STARS/SPORTS ACTION (Marvel/Atlas 1949)
Sports Action from #2 on
3 VG £36
4 VG £33
7 VG+ £20 Canadian Edition
11 FN £49

SPY CASES (Atlas 1950)
26 (#1) FA+ £16 1st issue of series
28 (#3) VG £27
12 VG £23

SPY FIGHTERS (Atlas 1951)
1 GD £20
2 GD- £18
6 VG £24
8 GD £13
9 GD £13
10 FA £7
13 VG £24
14 VG £24

SPY THRILLERS (Atlas 1954)
2 GD £13 Taped spine

STORIES BY FAMOUS AUTHORS ILLUSTRATED (Seaboard/Famous Authors 1950)
9 GD/VG £23 Nicholas Nickleby
12 VG- £22 Svengali/Trilby

SUPER-MAGICIAN (Street & Smith 1941)
V5#6 VG £23

TALES OF JUSTICE (Atlas 1955)
53 FA/GD £11
60 GD £11.50
64 FA/GD £8 Small tear through upper edge

3-D SHEENA. JUNGLE QUEEN (Fiction House 1953)
1 VG+ £135 The Bute Collection. Comes with 3-D glasses, bound in and unused. A nice glossy cover with a fresh vibrant look (printed on superior cardstock to a normal comic of its time). Good staples and nice pages. Some corner blunting and a little uneveness where the glasses are still attached, but a very nice copy. Pictured below.

TRAPPED (Ace 1954)
1 VG- £15 The Bute Collection. Colan and Sekowsky art.

THE UNKNOWN MAN (Avon 1951)
NN GD+ £37 Small chips out top and bottom edges

THE UNKNOWN MAN NN GD+

WANTED (Toytown/Orbit  1947)
15 GD- £13 Tape at top and bottom spine
45 VG+ £42 The Bute Collection. With art by John Buscema and Mort Meskin among others. Marijuana story. Pictured below

WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE (Fawcett Motion Picture Comics 1950)
110 GD- £55 Taped spine.

WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE #110 VG-

WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE #110 GD-

110 FA/GD £45 Cover faded

WINGS (Fiction House 1940)
123 VG £35 The Bute Collection; pictured below.

XMAS COMICS (Fawcett 1941)
1 VG £800 Back in 1941, 50 cents would have bought this mammoth tome. Its 324 pages contained various Fawcett comics published in their entirity minus covers. It was in fact the first of 7 such seasonal giants published up until 1947. The contents comprise New Captain Marvel Adventures #3, Bulletman #2, Whiz Comics #21, Wow Comics #3 and Master Comics #18, all from 1941, so you get Captain Marvel, Spy Smasher, Mr Scarlet, Minuteman, Bulletman & Bulletgirl and loads of other heroes and villains including Sivana and Hitler. Originally thought to be unsold rebound copies, the current thinking is that they were extra copies from the original print runs set aside specifically for these festive treats. This is a decent copy with strong binding and an intact spine. Surplus glue can be seen along the inside spines front and back, but all of the few copies we have seen online appear to be the same. The cover has bright, vivid colours and the back cover has a great ad for Whiz Comics in full colour featuring Captain Nazi. Page quality is pretty good; one or two taped tears and/or missing corner margins, but nothing horrible. Pictured below. High resolution images are available on request.