Sunday, September 18, 2016

May 1949 - August 1949

This is a revised version of a post that was originally published at The Hooded Utilitarian on October 23, 2015.



Terry and the Pirates Comics #16.

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Published in April or May of 1949. Edited by Leon Harvey. The comic features material from Milton Caniff’s run on the Terry and the Pirates daily newpaper strip. Cover illustration by Milton Caniff. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 48 pages. New York: Harvey. Cover/indicia date: June 1949. Cover price: 10¢.

Notes

The exact publication date is unknown. While the strips are under copyright to the Chicago Tribune New York News Syndicate (now Tribune Media Services), no copyright registration was filed for this publication. Harvey Comics generally cover-dated comics approximately two months ahead of the month of publication.



Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories, Vol. 9, No. 9 [#105].

Published on May 3, 1949. Edited by Alice Nielsen Cobb. The comic includes the Donald Duck story “Managing the Echo System,” by Carl Barks. Cover illustration by Walt Kelly. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 48 pages. New York: K. K. [Dell]. Cover/indicia date: June 1949. Cover price: 10¢.



Dick Tracy Monthly #18.

Published on May 10, 1949. The comic features color versions of stories from cartoonist Chester Gould's Dick Tracy daily newspaper strip. The cover illustrator is unknown. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 32 pages. New York: Dell. Cover/indicia date: June 1949. Cover price: 10¢.

Note

This is the last issue with stories from the newspaper strip. New stories, not by Chester Gould, begin with the 19th issue.



Marge’s Little Lulu #12.

Published on May 10, 1949. Edited by Helen Meyer. The comic includes the stories “The Sea Dogs,” “Fifty-Fifty Proposition,” “The Green Girl”, and “Tubby’s Revenge,” all by John Stanley & Irving Tripp. Cover illustration by Irving Tripp. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 32 pages. New York: Dell. Cover/indicia date: June 1949. Cover price: 10¢.



Police Comics #92.

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Published on May 11, 1949. Edited by George E. Brenner. The comic includes the Plastic Man story “Closets Kennedy’s House Racket,” by Jack Cole & Joe Millard. Cover illustration by Jack Cole. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 32 pages. Buffalo: Comic Magazines [Quality]. Cover/indicia date: July 1949. Cover price: 10¢.



Al Capp’s Li’l Abner #71.

Published on May 20, 1949. The comic features color versions of stories from cartoonist Al Capp’s Li’l Abner daily newspaper strip. Cover illustration by Al Capp. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 32 pages. New York: Toby. Cover/indicia date: July 1949. Cover price: 10¢.



The Marvel Family #37.

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Published on May 27, 1949. Edited by Wendell Crowley & Will Lieberson. The comic includes the Captain Marvel story “Captain Marvel Battles the World’s Greatest Lies,” by C. C. Beck & Otto Binder. Cover illustration by C. C. Beck. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 48 pages. Greenwich, CT: Fawcett. Cover/indicia date: July 1949. Cover price: 10¢.



Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories, Vol. 9, No. 10 [#106].

Published on May 31, 1949. Edited by Alice Nielsen Cobb. The comic includes the Donald Duck story “Plenty of Pets,” by Carl Barks. Cover illustration by Walt Kelly. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 48 pages. New York: K. K. [Dell]. Cover/indicia date: July 1949. Cover price: 10¢.



Jingle Jangle Comics #39.

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The comic includes the Jingle Jangle Tales story “The Colly-Flowered Walrus and the Woggle-Eyed Carpenter,” and an untitled episode of “The Pie-Face Prince of Old Pretzleburg,” both by George Carlson. Cover illustration by Allen Ulmer. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 48 pages. New York: Famous Funnies [Eastern Color]. Cover/indicia date: June 1949. Cover price: 10¢.

Notes

The exact publication date is unknown. A copyright registration does not appear to have been filed.

There is no credited editor for the issue.



Terry and the Pirates Comics #17.

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Published in June 1949. Edited by Leon Harvey. The comic features material from Milton Caniff’s run on the Terry and the Pirates daily newpaper strip. The cover illustrator is unknown. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 32 pages. New York: Harvey. Cover/indicia date: August 1949. Cover price: 10¢.

Notes

The exact publication date is unknown. While the strips are under copyright to the Chicago Tribune New York News Syndicate (now Tribune Media Services), no copyright registration was filed for this publication. Harvey Comics generally cover-dated books two months ahead of the month of publication.



Boys’ and Girls’ March of Comics Featuring Donald Duck.

Published on June 2, 1949. Edited by Alice Nielsen Cobb. The comic includes the story “Race to the South Seas!”, by Carl Barks. Cover illustration by Walt Kelly. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 24 pages. Racine: Western. Cover/indicia date: 1949. Cover price: Free.

Note

Also known as March of Comics #41.



Comic Cavalcade #28.

Published on June 9, 1948. Edited by Whitney Ellsworth. The comic includes the Wonder Woman story "The Sinister Countess Hatra," by William Moulton Marston & Harry G. Peter. Cover illustration by Irwin Hasen, with Bob Oksner. Standard-dimension comic book. Cardstock cover. Color newsprint interiors. 76 pages. New York: National [DC]. Cover/indicia date: August-September 1948. Cover price: 15¢.

Note

This is the last original Wonder Woman story with scripting by William Moulton Marston.



Police Comics #93.

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Published on June 10, 1949. Edited by Harry Stein. The comic includes the Plastic Man story “Twinning Terror,” by Jack Cole & William Woolfolk. Cover illustration by Jack Cole. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 32 pages. Buffalo: Comic Magazines [Quality]. Cover/indicia date: August 1949. Cover price: 10¢.



Marge’s Little Lulu #13.

Published on June 14, 1949. Edited by Helen Meyer. The comic includes the story "Ladies' Man" and three untitled multi-pagers, all by John Stanley & Irving Tripp. Cover illustration by Irving Tripp. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 32 pages. New York: Dell. Cover/indicia date: July 1949. Cover price: 10¢.



Girls’ Love Stories #1.

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Published on June 15, 1949. Edited by Whitney Ellsworth & Robert Kanigher. The comic includes the story “Unlucky Heart,” by Robert Kanigher & Alex Toth, with Bernie Sachs. The cover photographer and actress are unknown. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 48 pages. New York: National [DC]. Cover/indicia date: August-September 1949. Cover price: 10¢.



Plastic Man #19.

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Published on June 17, 1949. Edited by Harry Stein. The comic includes these stories: “The Prehistoric Plunderer,” by Jack Cole & Joe Millard; “The Fortune Teller,” by Jack Cole & Gwen Hansen; and “Murder in the Ring,” by Jack Cole. Cover illustration by Jack Cole. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 32 pages. Buffalo: Comic Magazines [Quality]. Cover/indicia date: July 1949. Cover price: 10¢.



Walt Disney’s Donald Duck in “Voodoo Hoodoo”.

Published on June 21, 1949. Edited by Alice Nielsen Cobb. The comic includes the story “Voodoo Hoodoo,” by Carl Barks. Cover illustration by Carl Barks. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 32 pages. New York: Dell. Cover/indicia date: 1949. Cover price: 10¢.

Note

Also known as Four Color #238.



The Marvel Family #38.

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Published on June 24, 1949. Edited by Wendell Crowley & Will Lieberson. The comic includes the Captain Marvel story “Battles the Tycoon of Darkness,” by C. C. Beck & Otto Binder, with Pete Costanza. Cover illustration by C. C. Beck. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 48 pages. Greenwich, CT: Fawcett. Cover/indicia date: August 1949. Cover price: 10¢.



Captain Marvel Adventures #100.

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Published on July 1, 1949. Edited by Wendell Crowley & Will Lieberson. The comic includes the story “The Plot Against the Universe,” by C. C. Beck & Otto Binder. Cover illustration by C. C. Beck. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 48 pages. Greenwich, CT: Fawcett. Cover/indicia date: September 1949. Cover price: 10¢.



Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories, Vol. 9, No. 11 [#107].

Published on July 1, 1949. Edited by Alice Nielsen Cobb. The comic includes the Donald Duck story “Super Snooper,” by Carl Barks. Cover illustration by Al Taliaferro. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 48 pages. New York: K. K. [Dell]. Cover/indicia date: August 1949. Cover price: 10¢.



Police Comics #94.

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Published on July 8, 1949. Edited by Harry Stein. The comic includes the Plastic Man story “Plastic Man Turns Killer,” by Jack Cole & Joe Millard. The The Spirit story “Olga Bustle in ‘Outcast’,” by Will Eisner & John Spranger, originally published in newspapers on September 1, 1946, is also featured. Cover illustration by Jack Cole. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 32 pages. Buffalo: Comic Magazines [Quality]. Cover/indicia date: September 1949. Cover price: 10¢.



Marge’s Little Lulu #14.

Published on July 12, 1949. Edited by Helen Meyer. The comic includes the story "Outdoor Man" and three untitled multi-pagers, all by John Stanley & Irving Tripp. Cover illustration by Irving Tripp. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 32 pages. New York: Dell. Cover/indicia date: August 1949. Cover price: 10¢.



Al Capp’s Li’l Abner #72.

Published on July 19, 1949. The comic features color versions of stories from cartoonist Al Capp’s Li’l Abner daily newspaper strip. Cover illustration by Al Capp. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 32 pages. New York: Toby. Cover/indicia date: September 1949. Cover price: 10¢.



Secret Hearts #1.

Published on July 20, 1949. Edited by Whitney Ellsworth. The comic includes the story “Make-Believe Sweetheart,” illustrated by Alex Toth. The cover photograph is a tinted still from the film Happy Times. The actors are Barbara Bates and Ray Montgomery. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 48 pages. New York: National [DC]. Cover/indicia date: September-October 1949. Cover price: 10¢.



The Marvel Family #39.

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Published on July 22, 1949. Edited by Wendell Crowley. The comic includes the Captain Marvel story “Fights the Mightiest Meteor Shower,” by C. C. Beck & Otto Binder, with Pete Costanza. Cover illustration by C. C. Beck. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 48 pages. Greenwich, CT: Fawcett. Cover/indicia date: September 1949. Cover price: 10¢.



Jingle Jangle Comics #40.

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The comic includes the Jingle Jangle Tales story “The Zheckered Zhultan and His Three Little Zulteens,” and an untitled episode of “The Pie-Face Prince of Old Pretzleburg,” both by George Carlson. Cover illustration by Woody Gelman. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 48 pages. New York: Famous Funnies [Eastern Color]. Cover/indicia date: August 1949. Cover price: 10¢.

Notes

The exact publication date is unknown. A copyright registration does not appear to have been filed.

There is no credited editor for the issue.



Terry and the Pirates Comics #18.

To read the issue online, click here.

Published in August 1949. Edited by Leon Harvey. The comic features material from Milton Caniff’s run on the Terry and the Pirates daily newpaper strip. The cover illustrator is unknown. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 32 pages. New York: Harvey. Cover/indicia date: October 1949. Cover price: 10¢.

Notes

The exact publication date is unknown. While the strips are under copyright to the Chicago Tribune New York News Syndicate (now Tribune Media Services), no copyright registration was filed for this publication. Harvey Comics generally cover-dated comics two months ahead of the month of publication.



Captain Marvel Adventures #101.

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Published on August 3, 1949. Edited by Wendell Crowley & Will Lieberson. The comic includes the story “Captain Marvel Reaches the Age of Perfection,” by C. C. Beck & Otto Binder. It also features the stories “The Miniature Giants” and “The Invisibility Trap,” by C. C. Beck & Otto Binder, with Pete Costanza. Cover illustration by C. C. Beck. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 48 pages. Greenwich, CT: Fawcett. Cover/indicia date: October 1949. Cover price: 10¢.



Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories, Vol. 9, No. 12 [#108].

Published on August 9, 1949. Edited by Alice Nielsen Cobb. The comic includes the Donald Duck story “The Great Duckburg Frog-Jumping Contest,” by Carl Barks. Cover illustration by Carl Barks. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 48 pages. New York: K. K. [Dell]. Cover/indicia date: September 1949. Cover price: 10¢.



Police Comics #95.

To read the issue online, click here. Be aware the Eisner & Spranger story features offensive racial caricatures.

Published on August 10, 1949. Edited by Harry Stein. The comic includes the Plastic Man story “Wanted Dead, Not Alive: Plastic Man,” by Jack Cole. The The Spirit story “Smuggler’s Cove,” by Will Eisner & John Spranger, originally published in newspapers on August 25, 1946, is also featured. Cover illustration by Jack Cole. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 32 pages. Buffalo: Comic Magazines [Quality]. Cover/indicia date: October 1949. Cover price: 10¢.



Girls’ Love Stories #2.

To read an online scan of the story illustrated by Alex Toth, click here.

Published on August 15, 1949. Edited by Whitney Ellsworth & Robert Kanigher. The comic includes the story “Girl in the Shadows,” illustrated by Alex Toth. The cover photograph is a tinted still from an unknown MGM film. The actresses are Mary Jane Smith and Bridget Carr. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 48 pages. New York: National [DC]. Cover/indicia date: October-November 1949. Cover price: 10¢.



Marge’s Little Lulu #15.

Published on August 16, 1949. Edited by Helen Meyer. The comic includes the story "The Case of the Missing Wig" and four untitled multi-pagers, all by John Stanley & Irving Tripp. Cover illustration by Irving Tripp. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 48 pages. New York: Dell. Cover/indicia date: September 1949. Cover price: 10¢.



Plastic Man #20.

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Published on August 19, 1949. Edited by Harry Stein. The comic includes these stories: “Sadly-Sadly,” by Jack Cole & Joe Millard; and “Is Yours a Captivating Personality?” and “Come to the Oriental Quarter,” both by Jack Cole. Cover illustration by Jack Cole. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 32 pages. Buffalo: Comic Magazines [Quality]. Cover/indicia date: November 1949. Cover price: 10¢.



The Spirit #18.

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Published on August 24, 1949. The comic features select stories from Will Eisner's The Spirit Sunday-newspaper comic-book insert series. The stories included here are: "Who? (generally known as “Dolan’s Origin of the Spirit”), by Will Eisner & John Spranger, originally published on January 13, 1946; “The Bucket of Blood,” by Will Eisner & John Spranger, originally published on June 16, 1946; and "The Return of Satin" (generally known as “Satin Returns”), by Will Eisner, originally published on January 20, 1946. Cover illustration by Will Eisner. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 32 pages. Buffalo: Comic Magazines [Quality]. Cover/indicia date: November 1949. Cover price: 10¢.

Note

There is no credited editor for the issue.



Pogo Possum and the Swampland Band, Walt Kelly.

Published on August 30, 1949. The comic includes the Pogo stories “The Great Two-Gun Fiasco,” “How Come That Showboat?” and “The End of the Rainbow.” Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 48 pages. New York: Dell. Cover/indicia date: October-December 1949. Cover price: 10¢.

Notes

Also known as Pogo Possum #1.

The feature's title is now Pogo Possum instead of Pogo Possum and Albert the Alligator, although the Albert character remains in the cast.


Next: September 1949 to December 1949.

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