1939 NEWSSTAND PIC TIME MACHINE JOURNEY INTO THE PAST
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Action 21

?

Silver Streak 1

Ace 35

Jumbo 12

Flash 2

Zip 1

Comics on Parade 22

Speed 2

Mystery Men 7

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What we have so far...

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Action 21

?

Silver Streak 2

Ace 35

Jumbo 12

Flash 2

Zip 1

Comics on Parade 22

Speed 2

Mystery Men 7

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Comics.org then sort by year for comic title. Pretty much limited to 1935 to 1940 and start looking at December 1939 to Feb 1940 comics.

 

The unidentified book has a thin horizontal word block with black or blue lettering and light colored background located at the bottom but doesn't extend to the bottom. Only two lines of words with the first line indented relative to the second. Along the spine is a vertical something (ski, bat, pole) that is slightly lighter colored than the dark background. The title bar is light colored with something interrupting the lower left side right near the spine (photo defect?). It also looks like the first word of the title (or at least the largest word in the title) starts at the spine and leans right. Definitely comic size and not a magazine or large feature comic.

 

Any other visual clues?

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This is a list of possibilities for the one unknown based on the cover date. I can't figure it out. Is it possible one publisher or the other had a different cover date for that week/month of distribution?

 

 

Ace Comics (1937) #35

David McKay Publishing: Feb 1940

 

Action Comics (1938 DC) #21

DC: Feb 1940

 

Adventure Comics (1938) #47

DC: Feb 1940

 

All American Comics (1939) #11

DC: Feb 1940

 

Amazing Man Comics (1939) #9

Centaur Comics: Feb 1940

 

Best Comics (1939) #4

Better Comics: Feb 1940

 

Champion Comics (1939 Harvey) #4

Harvey: Feb 1940

 

Comics on Parade (1938) #23

United Features Syndicate: Feb 1940

 

Crackajack Funnies (1938) #20

Dell: Feb 1940

 

Daring Mystery Comics (1940) #2

Timely: Feb 1940

 

Detective Comics (1937-) #36

DC: Feb 1940

 

Famous Funnies (1934) #67

Famous Funnies: Feb 1940

 

Fantastic Comics (1939 Fox Features Syndicate) #3

Fox Features Syndicate: Feb 1940

 

Feature Comics (1939) #29

Quality: Feb 1940

 

Fight Comics (1940) #2

Fiction House: Feb 1940

 

Flash Comics (1940 DC) #2

DC: Feb 1940

 

Funnies, The (1936 Dell) #40

Dell: Feb 1940

 

Gulf Funny Weekly Giveaway (1933) #354

Gulf Oil Company: Feb 1940

 

Gulf Funny Weekly Giveaway (1933) #355

Gulf Oil Company: Feb 1940

 

Gulf Funny Weekly Giveaway (1933) #356

Gulf Oil Company: Feb 1940

 

Gulf Funny Weekly Giveaway (1933) #357

Gulf Oil Company: Feb 1940

 

Jumbo Comics (1938) #12

Fiction House: Feb 1940

 

Jungle Comics (1940 Fiction House) #2

Fiction House: Feb 1940

 

Keen Detective Funnies Vol. 3 (1940) #2

Centaur Comics: Feb 1940

 

Magic Comics (1939) #7

David McKay Publishing: Feb 1940

 

Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) #4

Timely: Feb 1940

 

Mickey Mouse Magazine Vol. 5 (1939) #5

K.K./Western: Feb 1940

 

Miracle Comics (1940) #1

Hillman: Feb 1940

 

More Fun Comics (1935) #52

DC: Feb 1940

 

Mystery Men Comics (1939) #7

Fox: Feb 1940

 

Pep Comics (1940) #2

Archie Publications: Feb 1940

 

Planet Comics (1940 Fiction House) #2

Fiction House: Feb 1940

 

Popular Comics (1936) #48

Dell: Feb 1940

 

Science Comics (1940 Fox) #1

Fox Features Syndicate: Feb 1940

 

Smash Comics (1939-49 Quality) #7

Quality: Feb 1940

 

Speed Comics (1941) #5

Brookwood: Feb 1940

 

Super Comics (1938) #21

Dell: Feb 1940

 

Target Comics Vol. 01 (1940) #1

Novelty Press: Feb 1940

 

Thrilling Comics (1940-51 Better/Nedor/Standard) #1

Better Comics: Feb 1940

 

Tip Top Comics (1936) #46

St. John: Feb 1940

 

Top-Notch Comics (1939) #3

MLJ Magazines: Feb 1940

 

Whiz Comics (1940) #1

Fawcett: Feb 1940

 

 

 

Wonderworld Comics (1939) #10

Fox Features Syndicate: Feb 1940

 

Zip Comics (1940) #1

MLJ Magazines: Feb 1940

 

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I'm convinced its Funny Pages v4 #1 classified as rare in Overstreet. Vertical arrow quiver, upper yellow title and light area around the text box all seem to be there.

 

A very cool book to say the least.

 

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Very cool pic indeed!

 

Don't know if you guys have checked this out yet, but if you visit the Library Of Congress website and do a search for comics you get all kinds of cool stuff...they own a lot of Original Art (I saw the cover to Action #62) but they also archive old pictures and I saw a few pics of kids reading GA comics. Might be worth checking out.

 

http://www.loc.gov/index.html

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I'm convinced its Funny Pages v4 #1 classified as rare in Overstreet. Vertical arrow quiver, upper yellow title and light area around the text box all seem to be there.

 

A very cool book to say the least.

 

:applause: I think you are right.

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I'm convinced its Funny Pages v4 #1 classified as rare in Overstreet. Vertical arrow quiver, upper yellow title and light area around the text box all seem to be there.

 

A very cool book to say the least.

 

funnypages1940.jpg

newsstand.jpg

 

Good call, ft88!! After blowing it up in photoshop and adjusting the contrast, I'd go with that.

 

(thumbs u

 

 

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Action 21

Funny Pages V4#1

Silver Streak 2

Ace 35

Jumbo 12

Flash 2

Zip 1

Comics on Parade 22

Speed 2

Mystery Men 7

 

:takeit:

(You guys are amazing...Good eye ft88, nearmint, thedude, bangzoom, and MCMiles!

And thanks Ajaxfarrell for posting the photo. (thumbs u )

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(You guys are amazing...Good eye ft88, nearmint, thedude, bangzoom, and MCMiles!

And thanks Ajaxfarrell for posting the photo. (thumbs u )

 

Amazing indeed, the guy in the photo should take his hat off to you guys.

 

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Left to right-

Action 21

Funny Pages V4#1

Silver Streak 1

Ace 35

Jumbo 12

Flash 2

Zip 1

Comics on Parade 22

Speed 2

Mystery Men 7

 

:shy: Silver Streak #2.

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Here are a couple more. I too love these old newsstand pictures.

 

two different shots of the same stand. I can make out a copy of ADVENTURE COMICS 35, from FEB 1939...so this picture is probably from late 1938.

 

I'll let you guys discover the rest of them. Enjoy.

 

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Here are a couple more. I too love these old newsstand pictures.

 

two different shots of the same stand. I can make out a copy of ADVENTURE COMICS 35, from FEB 1939...so this picture is probably from late 1938.

 

I'll let you guys discover the rest of them. Enjoy.

 

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Incredible photo, Action # 9 on the newstand!

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