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I don't remember ever seeing PETUNIA in any of the Cartoons...
I only remember her from the comic books.



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She was in some of the EARLY black and white Porky shorts. She made an appearance in recent years in 'The Looney Tunes Show' series(2011-2014) on Cartoon Network.
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!...1946.



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While sorting through some boxes I ran across some items, not comics,
that I saved from my years in the NAVY. This is one from December 30, 1956.




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That's real nifty Marty!
Happy New Year.
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!...1946.



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Happy New Year Marty!
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Something different on the newsstand.



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While adding this image to my list on Nostomania, I thought I'd
share it here again.



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Another one to be added to my list on Nostomania.



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Another one to be added to my list on Nostomania.



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I always liked this one. Seems to truly be from a different time.
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This might be the last SUB-MARINER wartime cover...Fall 1945.



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It is indeed the last Subby war cover! man, that looks like a nice copy, Marty! <drool emoticon>
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One of my "forgotten favorites".



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The DOC STRANGE story about a plan to destroy the Panama Canal
with a submarine, is one that for some reason I never forgot.



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@martymann - Another great Alex Schomburg cover, Marty! That one is pretty rare, only 9 copies of that issue are on the CGC Census.
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This issue contains a Full-Page ad for EDUCATIONAL COMICS PICTURE
STORIES FROM THE BIBLE, both Old Testament and New Testament.
Also a two page "Picture Story from American History" about Benedict
Arnold and Nathan Hale and a four page "Picture Story from Mythology
The Story of King Cronus And Young Jupiter".
The American History story contained the note "Copyright 1945 by
M.C. Gaines.
Plus it's a great cover!



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Overstreet lists it as "Classic Schomburg Hooded Bondage Cover'.
I always took it as a Halloween cover.



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This issue contains a Full-Page ad for EDUCATIONAL COMICS PICTURE
STORIES FROM THE BIBLE, both Old Testament and New Testament.
Also a two page "Picture Story from American History" about Benedict
Arnold and Nathan Hale and a four page "Picture Story from Mythology
The Story of King Cronus And Young Jupiter".
The American History story contained the note "Copyright 1945 by
M.C. Gaines.
Plus it's a great cover!



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Marty -

This book is an amazing piece of comic history. We identify Wonder Woman as a DC character, but she was first an All-American Publication, which eventually merged with National Periodical Publications. M. C. Gaines is a legendary figure in the birth of comics as we know them. The Educational Comics you refer to would eventually be taken over by his son, Bill, and become the EC comics that are so sought after today for their still controversial covers. Thanks so much for sharing!

Here’s a picture of a few of the people that were involved in creating that comic. Can you name them? Here’s a hint, they say that Gaines (the senior) resembled a character from the Wizard of Oz.


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Originally Posted by martymann
This issue contains a Full-Page ad for EDUCATIONAL COMICS PICTURE
STORIES FROM THE BIBLE, both Old Testament and New Testament.
Also a two page "Picture Story from American History" about Benedict
Arnold and Nathan Hale and a four page "Picture Story from Mythology
The Story of King Cronus And Young Jupiter".
The American History story contained the note "Copyright 1945 by
M.C. Gaines.
Plus it's a great cover!



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Marty -

This book is an amazing piece of comic history. We identify Wonder Woman as a DC character, but she was first an All-American Publication, which eventually merged with National Periodical Publications. M. C. Gaines is a legendary figure in the birth of comics as we know them. The Educational Comics you refer to would eventually be taken over by his son, Bill, and become the EC comics that are so sought after today for their still controversial covers. Thanks so much for sharing!

Here’s a picture of a few of the people that were involved in creating that comic. Can you name them? Here’s a hint, they say that Gaines (the senior) resembled a character from the Wizard of Oz.




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THANK YOU!...I have no idea who they are in the picture...please
enlighten me.
This could be one of the next books I have graded.

Marty
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@martymann - going from left to right they are: Charles Moulton (the creator of Wonder Woman), artists H.G. Peter and Sheldon Mayer, and M.C. Gaines.
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Marty - It must be very difficult to pick which books to have graded. With your wonderful collection, I look at it as preservation more than grading, trying to keep the best and rarest copies sound (and around) for future generations to enjoy.
I would start with those that are not water damaged or incomplete. Then I would look at the iconic covers, like those amazing Schomburg covers, the horrific EC’s, and the Batman/Joker ones. But they are your treasures, so you have to make the hard decisions. I’m just glad that you share them with us too!
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@esaravo I was thinking that was Gaines sitting on the right.
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Marty - It must be very difficult to pick which books to have graded. With your wonderful collection, I look at it as preservation more than grading, trying to keep the best and rarest copies sound (and around) for future generations to enjoy.
I would start with those that are not water damaged or incomplete. Then I would look at the iconic covers, like those amazing Schomburg covers, the horrific EC’s, and the Batman/Joker ones. But they are your treasures, so you have to make the hard decisions. I’m just glad that you share them with us too!


Thank you again for your truly kind words!
Yes, my primary aim is preservation, trying to keep my favorites
in as good a condition as I can...after so many years of cardboard
box storage.
And also hoping that the collecting community is aware that this
collection exists.

Marty
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Marty - It must be very difficult to pick which books to have graded. With your wonderful collection, I look at it as preservation more than grading, trying to keep the best and rarest copies sound (and around) for future generations to enjoy.
I would start with those that are not water damaged or incomplete. Then I would look at the iconic covers, like those amazing Schomburg covers, the horrific EC’s, and the Batman/Joker ones. But they are your treasures, so you have to make the hard decisions. I’m just glad that you share them with us too!


Thank you again for your truly kind words!
Yes, my primary aim is preservation, trying to keep my favorites
in as good a condition as I can...after so many years of cardboard
box storage.
And also hoping that the collecting community is aware that this
collection exists.


Marty
Oh I think its safe to say that the collecting community knows of you and your fantastic collection, Marty.
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Overstreet lists it as "Classic Schomburg Hooded Bondage Cover'.
I always took it as a Halloween cover.



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No matter what Marty, this is an excellent comic and one that's towards the top of my want lists!
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This one has V-2 Rockets on the cover.



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This issue of BLACK CAT #5 is an example of why I loved comic books
as a kid...along with the BLACK CAT story, there was THE DEMON, THE
SCARLET ARROW, DANNY DIXON...CADET and an incredible story by SIMON
and KIRBY "HIS HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF BROADWAY in MY CITY IS NO MORE!"



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First time I looked at this in many years...contents page lists
STAN LEE...Managing Editor and Director of Art...71 years ago.



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The entire inside printing is slightly out of registration.

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Scanning images for posting on NOSTOMANIA has given me an
opportunity to revisit and relist some titles in my collection.

IDEAL COMICS #4 1945-46



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IDEAL A CLASSICAL COMIC #2 1948



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There always appeared to be an abundance of First Issue Funny Animal
Comics on the newsstand...and of course I had to buy them when I could.



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The cover says "In this issue-The strange tale of a man who returned
from death.....as a Gorilla!!"

No such story in this issue.



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Well, they did warn you on the cover. That it is a "new kind of comic book".
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Collector martymann private msg quote post Address this user
Another cover that has nothing to do with the contents of the book.



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