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Matt Hawes
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Posted: 07 December 2017 at 2:27pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

BTW, that Ziggy Pig sure made the rounds! I think he's on at least three-four covers.
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 Doug Centers wrote:
...I'm thinking this is behind the Super Comics, fourth row up ,middle....


I think you're correct! Thanks, that's another one I was really trying to figure out last night.

The "Boys" magazine by the "Pep" comic on the top shelve is one I can't locate. I am thinking it looks more like a magazine than a comic. I can't turn up anything with Google so far.

At the bottom right of the picture, by the "Captain Marvel Adventures," there is what appears to be a book and it seems to read "(something) helicopters." Right beside it is another publication that seems to read "Boys and Girls (something, something, something)." Another publication of some sort also seems to be lying atop that mag.

Edited to note: I just realized... On that "Boys and Girls" mag is a picture of Captain Marvel! That will narrow down the search, somewhat.

Edited again: That did the trick... I found it! It's a "Flying Marvels" activity book! Now to figure out the other book on top of it!



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This copy fished out of the water from that cover...
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They really fly!  Based solely on the cool art and that promise, I definitely would have wanted one of those when I was about eight.
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"The "Boys" magazine by the "Pep" comic on the top shelve is one I can't locate..."

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Yeah Matt, that one's killin' me. I went after Boys' Life but it was a dead end.
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Did Mac Raboy draw that Flying Marvels ad? Looks like his style. 
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Adam, it's a mix. That Captain Marvel, Jr. is his work. Captain Marvel, himself, appears to be CC Beck. Mary Marvel, I am not so sure who drew her.
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Jack Binder did Mary.
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Missing a piece, but this goes in the back and one to the left behind Black Mask



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Been looking for this one for a WHILE despite the distinctive cover and the fact that it was Aug 1945.  Some are more elusive than they ought to be I guess.

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Pretty sure the issue behind and to the right of Black Mask is the same one that's two over to the right on the same row as Black Mask.  Here it is again.

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 Rick Senger wrote:
...Pretty sure the issue behind and to the right of Black Mask is the same one that's two over to the right on the same row as Black Mask...


It matches pretty darn well, so I say you are right. Good spotting!

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Appears it's "All-American Comics" #68 by the "Sub-Mariner" comic.


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I'm thinking this is behind the Super Comics, fourth row up ,middle.
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I think you're likely right.  With so little to go on, that's some impressive detecting.
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The girl looks a bit strange but the three elements beneath "Detective" in this one seem collectively close enough (particularly the face on the right) that I have a feeling this is the magazine directly behind Black Mask:

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Okay, I am trying to see if this helps, here. For the most part, these fragments are taken from what the comic book section in that photo of the bookstore display (no western or detective pulps, etc., in the graphic below).I tried to enhance some to make details more visible, and rotate the image to about the position they would be in if upright. Also, keep in mind most of these images are from the comics in the back rows, so what you are looking at is towards the top half or less of the comics, near the where the logos typically are placed.

I numbered the fragments so that if someone can identify what it is they can reference that number. I did this quick, down and dirty, to see if anybody can help finish up the comics section. I tried to eliminate other background elements so we can focus just on the cover images.

Good luck, fellow sleuths. :-)




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Rick, that detective mag looks like a match to me!
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BTW, that Ziggy Pig sure made the rounds! I think he's on at least three-four covers.

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Super Rabbit seems to have got around a bit as well!
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I think this is number 6 Matt.

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This might be number 8: 

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Wow! Robbie, I think you pegged both of those!
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Found another! It's number 20 from my chart above. One reason I had trouble is that the Mike's Amazing World Index does not have the comic listed. I distorted the image is Photoshop and was able to more clearly make out that the title was (in part) "Grand Slam." I had already made out that one word looked like "Ace", and after a Google search for "grand slam comic 1945," there it was...



Getting closer to having all the comics identified. I realize we still may come up short, though, as some are really going to be a challenge.



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number one on the chart... As I figured, it's a magazine and not a comic book.


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Updated bookstore photo:


FULL-SIZE picture.


That's with everything we've all found so far.

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