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Robbie Moubert
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Last week I found myself sitting in a darkened conference room in Madrid babysitting some projectors for three days. Once I'd read the internet I began to get bored - really bored - so I decided to see if I could find the comics on sale in the Comic Land photo JB has posted here.

The cover dates are June/July/August 1948 with a few having September. Obviously the ones at the top and bottom of the picture were easiest to find but some of the others have just enough detail visible to make a definite identification. For a lot of issues I've had to make a best guess based on cover date and factors such as whether the logo is light or dark. The fact that a lot weren't monthly helps as well.

I'll start with the definites:



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These are the ones I'm pretty sure are correct:

 

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The rest are the best guesses:

 

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The issue of Jing-Pals was tricky because GCD has it as 1946 but I've also seen it dated '48 so I thought I'd include it here.

 

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And that's it! There were some comics where I just couldn't make out what the logo was. Although the issues of Classics Illustrated and Classic Comics can be seen, I couldn't find those particular issues.

A request before I go; If someone has already done this please don't tell me. I might just have to kill myself!

 

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Well, the comicbook industry in 1948 was sure not stingy with the cheesecake ...wow!
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Wow!  Thanks Robbie!

Striking what a small fraction of the offerings are anything even approaching the superhero genre!  So many obviously aimed at girls as well! 
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Kind of intrigued by that "Seven Dead Men" comic...
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