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Special Collection's Comic Book Collection 1934-1969

MS 474


Collection Summary

Creator: Special Collecion's Comic Book Collection
Collection Name:Special Collection's Comic Book Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1934-1969
Bulk Dates: (bulk 1940-1950)
Physical Description:6.5 linear feet
Abstract: The collection is comprised of comic books, from 1934-1969 (bulk 1940-1950) which are held in Special Collections.
Collection Number:MS 474
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733
URL: http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/

Scope and Content Note

A comic book is a magazine made of pictorial elements that tell a story. The narrative proceeds through the use of individual panels that represent different scene. Communication between characters is usually represented with “speech” or “word” balloons; as well as descriptive prose presented in text boxes. The comic books in this collection are indicative of many of the comics from this era. Printed on newsprint, and not properly cared for before introduction into this facility, many comics from this era are in quite poor condition. This collection is comprised of adventure, humorous, horror, cowboy, romance, war, science-fiction, and super-hero comics.


Arrangement

This collection is organized into one series
Series I: Comic books, 1934-1969

Restrictions

Restrictions

There are no restrictions on this collection.

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents for the University of Arizona, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.


Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Kirby, Jack
Lee, Stan, 1922-

Subject(s)
Abbott and Costello (Comic book)
America, Captain (Fictitious character)
Batman (Fictitious character)
Comic books, strips, etc.--Periodicals
Fantastic Four (Fictitious characters)
Flash (Fictitious character)
Superman (Fictitious character)
Tarzan (Fictitious character)
Tracy, Dick (Fictitious character)


Administrative Information

Credit Line

Special Collecion's Comic Book Collection (MS 474). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.


Container List

Series I: Comic books,1934-1969 (bulk 1940-1950)
This series is arranged alphabetical, by title. Titles are taken from the cover and not from the copyright information from inside the comic. The title supplied does not include serial (series) title changes either.
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11 Abbot and Costello Comics, vol.1 no. 1 and 4, 1948
12 Aces High, vol. 1 no. 1-4, 1955
13 Action Comics, no. 90, 92, 93, 95, 98-103, 105, 107, 108, 111, 113, 114, 1945-1947
14 Adventure, vol. 88 no. 3, vol. 90 no. 1, vol. no. 5, 1934-1935
15 Adventure Comics, no. 101, 102, 105, 110, 111, 114, 116, 118, 119, 122-144, 1945-1948
16 Airboy Comics, vol. 2 no. 12, vol. 3 no. 4-6 and 9-12, vol. 4 no. 1-12, vol. 5 no. 1 and 2, 1946-1948
17 Al Capp’s Li’l Abner, no. 77, 82, 1950-1951
18 All-American Comics, 69-88, 90, 1945-1947
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21 All-American Comics, no. 91-95, 1945-1947
22 All-Flash, no. 20-26, 28-31, 1945-1947
23 All Star Comics, vol. 1 no. 1-12, vol. 2 13-24, vol. 3 25, 37, 40, 42,43, 1940-1948
24 All-Story, vol. 37 no. 1, 1934
25 Amazing Adventure, no. 1 and 2, 1950
26 Animal Comics, no. 17, 1945
27 Apache Massacre, circa 1951
28 Astonishing Tales of Science Fiction, vol. 1 no. 4, 1951
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31 Bambi, no. 12 and 186, 1941-1948
32 The Barker, no. 1, 3-7, 9, 1946-1948
33 Batman, no. 8, 26, 32, 34, 38, 39, 44, 45, 1942-1948
34 Billy Boyd Western, vol. 1 no. 1, 1950
35 Bill Elliot Comics, no. 278, 1950
36 Black Cat Comics, vol. 1 , 1947-1948
37 Black Hood, vol. 1 no. 16, 18, 19, 1945-1946
38 Blondie in Eaten Out of House and Home!, no. 47, 1946
39 Boy Commandos, no. 13-25, 1945-1948
310 Boy Explorers, vol. 1 no. 1, 1946
311 Buck Jones and the Iron Horse Trail, no. 299, 1950
312 Captain America, vol. 1 no. 110, 1969
313 The Captain and the Kids, vol. 5 no. 8, 11, 56, 59 and two that are unnumbered, 1946-1947
314 Captain Marvel Adventures, circa 1946
315 Captain Marvel Junior, vol. 13 no. 75, 1949
316 Carl Anderson’s Henry, no. 1-3, 122, 155, 1947-1948
317 Charlie McCarthy and the Twenty Thieves, no. 171, 1947
318 Classic Comics, no. 5-34, 1946-1947
319 Classics Illustrated, no. 35, 40, 46, 47, 51, 55-60, 62, 64, 67, 79, 80, 84, 91, 96, 98, 103, 105, 106 , 1947-1948
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41 Cody of the Pony Express, no. 34, 1950
42 Comics on Parade Li’l Abner, vol. 5 no. 54, 58, 1946-1947
43 Conan the Barbarian, vol. 1 no. 3, 1970
44 Copper Canyon, circa , 1950
45 Cow Puncher, no. 1-3, 1947
46 Crime and Punishment, vol. 1 no. 38, 1951
47 Crime Suspense Stories, vol.1 no. 25, 1954
48 Curly Kayoe, vol. 1 no. 1, undated
49 Dale Evans Comics, no. 1 and 2, 1948
410 Detective Comics, no. 96-98, 101-105, 1945
411 Dick Tracy, 133, 163, 1941
412 Dick Tracy and Yogee Yamma, undated
413 Dick Tracy Comics Monthly, vol. 1 no. 1-23, 25-31, 33-38, 1948-1951
414 Doctor Strange, vol. 1 no. 170, 1968
415 The Durango Kid, vol. 1 no. 4, 1950
416 Ella Cinders, vol. 1 no. 1, 4 , 1947
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51 Extra, vol. 1 no. 1 and 2, 1955
52 Fantastic Four, vol. 1 no. 45 and 46, 1965-1966
53 Fast Fiction, no. 3 and 5, 1945-1950
54 Fate, vol. 1 no. 3, 1948
55 Fawcett Movie Comic, vol. 2 no. 10, 1951
56 Feature Film Magazine, no. 3, 1950
57 Felix the Cat, vol. 1 no. 1-3, 77, 119, 162, 1938-1948
58 Fight Comics, no. 33, 38, 40, 1945
59 Flash Comics, vol. 2 no. 23, vol. 6 no. 61, 63, 66, 68-70, 73-78, 82-85, 87-94, 1941-1948
510 Flash Gordon, no. 173, 1947
511 Flash Gordon Comics, vol. 1 no. 3, 1951
512 The Forever People, no. 3, 1971
513 Gabby Hayes Western, vol. 1 no. 1, 1948
514 Gasoline Alley, no. 1 and 2, 1950
515 Gene Autry Comics, vol. 1 no. 2-5, 7, 9-21, 26 ,
516 Giant Comics Editions Gift Comics with Captain Marvel, 1942
517 Girl’s Love, no. 11, 1951
518 Great Detective, vol. 1 no. 1, 1933
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61 The Gumps, vol. 1 no. 1-5, no. 73, 1936-1947
62 Hap Hooper, vol. 1 no. 2, 1947
63 The Haunt of Fear, vol. 1 no. 24, 1954
64 Holiday Comics, no. 1, 1942
65 Hoot Gibson, no. 5 and 6, 1950
66 Hopalong Cassidy, vol. 1 no. 2, 3, 5, 6, vol. 2 7-12, vol. 3 no 13-18, vol.4 no. 19-24, vol. 5 no. 25, 1946-1948
67 Humphrey, vol. 1 no. 1, 1948
68 Ibis the Invincible, no. 11, 1942
69 Impact, vol. 1 no. 1, 4, 1955
610 Jack Armstrong, no. 1-9, 1947
611 Jim Hardy Comics, vol. 1 no. 2, 1947
612 Jimmy Durante Comics, no. 18, 1948
613 Joe Palooka, no. 1, 1942
614 Joe Palooka Comics, vol.2 no. 3, 30, 1946-1949
615 John Wayne Adventure Comics, no. 1, 1949
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71 Jumbo Comics, no. 47, 1943
72 Jungle Comics, no. 42, 43, 45, 47, 48, 50, 53-56, 58-61, 65, 68, 70-75, 77-88, 90, 94, 96-98, 1943-1948
73 The Katzenjammer Kids, no. 1, 3, 1947
74 Kerry Drake, no. 3-5, undated
75 Kerry Drake Detective Cases, vol. 1 no. 6-13, 1948-1949
76 Kid Eternity, no. 1-10, 1946-1948
77 Lash LaRue Western, vol. 1 no. 6, 1950
78 Li’l Abner Comics, vol. 2 no. 61-68, 1947-1949
79 Little Iodine, vol. 1 no. 2, 1950
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81 Little Orphan Annie, no. 1-3, 52, 152, 1938-1948
82 The Lone Ranger, no. 1-6, 27, 118, 125, 136, 151, 1946-1950
83 Mad Hatter, vol. 1 no. 2, 1946
84 Mandrake the Magician, no. 52, 1948
85 Mansion of Evil, no. 129, 1950
86 Marge’s Little Lulu, no. 4, 74, 110, 115, 131, 158, 165, 1945-1947
87 Mister Miracle, no. 2, 1971
88 Montana, circa 1950
89 Monte Hall starring in Pioneer Marshal, circa 1950
810 Monte Hale Western, vol. 5 no. 29 and 30, vol. 6 no. 31, 1948
811 Movie Comics, vol. 1 no 2-4, 1947
812 Movie Thrillers with Burt Lancaster in “Rope of Sand,” no. 1, 1949
813 Mutt and Jeff, vol. 2 no. 19, 1948
814 Nancy and Fritzi Ritz, vol. 5 no. 5, vol. 6 no. 9, 1946-1947
815 New Gods, no. 1, 1971
816 New York World’s Fair Comics, circa 1940
817 The Old Witch’s Grimm Fairy Tale, (Missing Cover), undated
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91 Ozark Ike, no. 180, 1947
92 Panic, vol. 1 no. 2, 6-11, 1954-1955
93 Panther Jet, (Missing Cover), undated
94 Piracy, vol. 1 no. 1-7, 1954-1955
95 Pogo the Possum, no. 1-3, 6-16, 1949-1954
96 Popeye and Wimpy, no. 70, 1943
97 Popular Comics presents Tiny Tim, vol. 1 no. 144, undated
98 Popular Love, vol. 16, no. 2, 1944
99 Popular Sport, vol. 12 no.1, 1944
910 The Pride of the Yankees: The Story of Lou Gehrig, 1949
911 Psychoanalysis, vol. 1 no. 1, 3, 1955
912 Ranger Comics, no. 49, 1949
913 Real Western Hero, vol. 12, 70 and 71, 1948
914 Red Ryder Comics, no. 40, 43, 44, 47-50, 1946-1947
915 Rip Kirby, no. 51, 1948
916 Robin Moderne (in French), undated
917 Rocky Lane Western, vol. 2 no. 9, 1950
918 Rod Cameron Western, vol. 1 no. 1, 1950
919 Roy Rogers Comics, no. 124, 144, 153, 160, 166, 167, 1946-1947
920 Roy Rogers Comics, vol. 1, 1-11, 16, 1948-1949
921 Sad Sack Comics, vol. 1 no. 1-3, 5, 6, 1949-1950
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101 The Saint Comics, no. 1-3, 1947-1948
102 Santa Claus Funnies, no. 91, 175, 1945-1947
103 Sheena, no. 11, 1951
104 Shock Suspense Stories, vol. 1 no. 12, 1954
105 The Shoplifter’s Shoe, no. 50, 1947
106 The Silent Towns, (Missing Cover), undated
107 Singing Guns, circa 1950
108 Skyman, no. 3, 1947
109 Smilin’ Jack, no. 1-3, 80, 149, 1940-1948
1010 Super Comics, vol. 1 no. 116, 1948
1011 Sparkle Plenty, no. 215, 1948
1012 Sparkle Watts, no. 6 and 7, 1947-1948
1013 Star Spangled Comics, no. 45, 49-78, 1945-1948
1014 Star Spangled War Stories, no. 145, 1969
1015 Steve Canyon Comics, vol. 1 no. 1-5, 1948
1016 Strange Adventures, no. 1, 1950
1017 Strange Tales, vol. 1 no. 167, 1967
1018 Stuntman, vol. 1 no. 1 and 2, 1946
1019 Sub-Mariner, vol. 1 no. 27, 1970
1020 Superman, no. 27, 35-38, 40-42, 44-47, 51, 233, 1944-1971
1021 Sur la Planete Rouge, (in French), undated
1022 Tales from the Crypt, vol. 1 no. 24 and 42, 1951-1954
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111 Tarzan, no. 1-4, 1948
112 Tarzan and the Fires of Tohr, no. 161, 1947
113 Terry and the Pirates, vol. 1 no. 3-14, 1947-1949
114 Tillie the Toiler, no. 150, 1947
115 Tim Holt, no. 14, 17, 1948
116 Tim McCoy, vol. 1 no. 16, 1948
117 Tom Mix Western, vol. 1 no. 1-6, vol. 2 no. 7-12, 1948
118 Les Tribulation de Bricole, (in French), undated
119 Two Gun Kid, vol. 1 no. 3, 1948
1110 The Vault of Horror, no. 36 and 37, 1954
1111 Walt Disney’s…, no. 79, 92, 116, 141, 157, 819, undated
1112 Western Comics, no. 1, 2, 4, 1948
1113 Western Fighters, vol. 1 no. 2, 1948
1114 Where Creatures Roam, vol. 1 no. 1, 1970
1115 Whiz Comics, circa 1946
1116 Wild West, vol. 1 no. 1 and 2, 1948
1117 Winnie Winkle, no. 1, 2, 174, 1939-1948
1118 Witches Tales, vol. 1 no. 3, 1951
1119 The Witching Hour, no. 14, 1971
1120 Zane Grey’s, vol. 1 no. 27-29, 31, 34-39, 270, 357, 372, 433, 449, 467, 484, 511, 532, 583, 604, 616, 632, 1955