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11) Batman

12) Wonder Woman

13) Adventure Comics

14) Mad Magazine

15) Superboy

16) Heart Throbs

17) Young Romance

 

 

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I've posted this before as far as displaying the collection but some of you might not have seen it.

 

Man, that is like a Home Theater Room for comics! Impressive. Most impressive! grin.gifthumbsup2.gif

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20) Millie the Model

21) Donald Duck

22) Mickey Mouse acclaim.gif

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20) Millie the Model

21) Donald Duck

22) Mickey Mouse acclaim.gif

 

Donald Duck doesn't count, I I believe neither does Mickey.

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requirement 'continuously published' doesn't fit Donald Duck nor Mickey Mouse as the first few were random Four Color issues

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Then U$ 1 at $ 275 in Fine and $ 1,250 top guide.

 

And yes, guide values here are obviously not reflective of Fair Market Value and all three go for less than guide always.

 

Not in NM! Christo_pull_hair.gif

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Let me also start a trivia question: I have purchased 60 of the books for June 1972

(talk about buying stuff you don't want but they are super-cheap). By the time I am done,

I will have to purchase 23, yes that's 23 titles that have been continuously published

from March 1952 to June 1972. That's 20 years on the shelves. Some have had hiatus of

less than a year. Which titles are they? ... There could have been a 24th had Treasure

Chest lasted a few more months.

 

I would think Treasure Chest would fall into your parameters. It was published from

March 12, 1946 (Volume 1, No. 1) to 8 July 1972 (Volume 27, No. 8)

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Going over the replies, we have identified:

 

1) Hot Rods and Racing Cars - Charlton 1952 # 3 and 1972 # 108

2) Detective Comics - National 1952 # 174 and 1972 # 420

3) Action Comics - National 1952 # 166 and 1972 # 413

4) Archie Comics - Archie 1952 # 55 and 1972 # 217(?)

5) Laugh - Archie 1952 # 49 and 1972 # 255

6) Pep - Archie 1952 # 90 and 1972 # 266

7) Betty and Veronica - 1952 # 3 and 1972 # 199

8) Jughead - 1952 # 10 and 1972 # 205(?)

9) Blondie - 1952 Harvey # 40 and 1972 Charlton (via King) # 198(?)

10) Popeye - 1952 Dell # 19 and 1972 Charlton (via King) # 114

11) Batman - 1952 # 69 and 1972 #242

12) Wonder Woman - 1952 # 52 and 1972 # 200 (Nice new copy btw Dan)

13) Adventure Comics - 1952 # 174 and 1972 # 420

14) Superboy - 1952 # 18 and 1972 # 187

16) Heart Throbs - 1952 Quality # 9 and 1972 DC # 142

17) Young Romance - 1952 Crestwood # 43 and 1972 DC # 184(?)

18) Walt Disney's Comics and Stories - 1952 # 138 and 1972 # 381

19) Little Lulu - 1952 # 45 and 1972 # 204

20) Millie the Model - 1952 # 33 and 1972 # 199(?)

21) Sad Sack - 1952 # 16 and 1972 # 226

22) World's Finest - 1952 # 57 and 1972 # 212

23) Treasure Chest - 1952 v.7 # 14 and 15 and 1972 v.27 # ?

 

 

Mad Magazine - Taken out as # 1 is not out yet in March. See the other with the stunning 9.8

 

Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse are both out because they were as mentioned in FCs at the time (same for $crooge).

 

OK time to confess, I messed up my matches (I had Little Lulu in my 52 file and Marge's Little Lulu in my 72 file for example or World's Finest vs. World's Finest Comics) so there are more than 23 in total; so far, I show a count of 31 (with your help). This is pretty fast work. 8 to go. There are still a few obvious titles left.

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Here are a few:

 

Superman

Tomahawk

House of Mystery

Strange Adventures

Tarzan

Tom and Jerry

 

 

Kid Colt, Outlaw was on hiatus for about a year-and-a-half, so I suppose it's disqualified. Deserves an honorable mention, though. thumbsup2.gif

 

 

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One more:

 

Girls' Love Stories

 

 

 

The early publishing history of Casper, the Friendly Ghost is a bit convoluted, so I don't know if you're counting that one or not.

 

 

 

Several DC war titles (plus eventual DC acquisition, G.I. Combat) are close, but no cigar.

 

 

Another honorable mention might be Fightin' Marines, which had an early two-year hiatus (after the St. John run), but proved to be one of Charlton's, uh, warhorses. smirk.gif

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Here are a few:

 

Superman

Tomahawk

House of Mystery

Strange Adventures

Tarzan

Tom and Jerry

 

 

Kid Colt, Outlaw was on hiatus for about a year-and-a-half, so I suppose it's disqualified. Deserves an honorable mention, though. thumbsup2.gif

 

 

Tarzan doesn't count as there is a very short gap before Gold Key issues.

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Going over the replies, we have identified:

 

1) Hot Rods and Racing Cars - Charlton 1952 # 3 and 1972 # 108

2) Detective Comics - National 1952 # 174 and 1972 # 420

3) Action Comics - National 1952 # 166 and 1972 # 413

4) Archie Comics - Archie 1952 # 55 and 1972 # 217(?)

5) Laugh - Archie 1952 # 49 and 1972 # 255

6) Pep - Archie 1952 # 90 and 1972 # 266

7) Betty and Veronica - 1952 # 3 and 1972 # 199

8) Jughead - 1952 # 10 and 1972 # 205(?)

9) Blondie - 1952 Harvey # 40 and 1972 Charlton (via King) # 198(?)

10) Popeye - 1952 Dell # 19 and 1972 Charlton (via King) # 114

11) Batman - 1952 # 69 and 1972 #242

12) Wonder Woman - 1952 # 52 and 1972 # 200 (Nice new copy btw Dan)

13) Adventure Comics - 1952 # 174 and 1972 # 420

14) Superboy - 1952 # 18 and 1972 # 187

16) Heart Throbs - 1952 Quality # 9 and 1972 DC # 142

17) Young Romance - 1952 Crestwood # 43 and 1972 DC # 184(?)

18) Walt Disney's Comics and Stories - 1952 # 138 and 1972 # 381

19) Little Lulu - 1952 # 45 and 1972 # 204

20) Millie the Model - 1952 # 33 and 1972 # 199(?)

21) Sad Sack - 1952 # 16 and 1972 # 226

22) World's Finest - 1952 # 57 and 1972 # 212

23) Treasure Chest - 1952 v.7 # 14 and 15 and 1972 v.27 # ?

 

 

Mad Magazine - Taken out as # 1 is not out yet in March. See the other with the stunning 9.8

 

Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse are both out because they were as mentioned in FCs at the time (same for $crooge).

 

OK time to confess, I messed up my matches (I had Little Lulu in my 52 file and Marge's Little Lulu in my 72 file for example or World's Finest vs. World's Finest Comics) so there are more than 23 in total; so far, I show a count of 31 (with your help). This is pretty fast work. 8 to go. There are still a few obvious titles left.

 

If you are counting Treasure Chest, you must also include March of Comics (I didn't post this one before because of your 'on the shelf' comment I assume you wanted newstand comics)

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Updating the list:

 

1) Hot Rods and Racing Cars - Charlton 1952 # 3 and 1972 # 108

2) Detective Comics - National 1952 # 174 and 1972 # 420

3) Action Comics - National 1952 # 166 and 1972 # 413

4) Archie Comics - Archie 1952 # 55 and 1972 # 217(?)

5) Laugh - Archie 1952 # 49 and 1972 # 255

6) Pep - Archie 1952 # 90 and 1972 # 266

7) Betty and Veronica - 1952 # 3 and 1972 # 199

8) Jughead - 1952 # 10 and 1972 # 205(?)

9) Blondie - 1952 Harvey # 40 and 1972 Charlton (via King) # 198(?)

10) Popeye - 1952 Dell # 19 and 1972 Charlton (via King) # 114

11) Batman - 1952 # 69 and 1972 #242

12) Wonder Woman - 1952 # 52 and 1972 # 200 (Nice new copy btw Dan)

13) Adventure Comics - 1952 # 174 and 1972 # 420

14) Superboy - 1952 # 18 and 1972 # 187

16) Heart Throbs - 1952 Quality # 9 and 1972 DC # 142

17) Young Romance - 1952 Crestwood # 43 and 1972 DC # 184(?)

18) Walt Disney's Comics and Stories - 1952 # 138 and 1972 # 381

19) Little Lulu - 1952 # 45 and 1972 # 204

20) Millie the Model - 1952 # 33 and 1972 # 199(?)

21) Sad Sack - 1952 # 16 and 1972 # 226

22) World's Finest - 1952 # 57 and 1972 # 212

23) Treasure Chest - 1952 v.7 # 14 and 15 and 1972 v.27 # ?

24) Superman - 1952 #75 and 1972 # 253

25) Tomahawk - 1952 # 10 and 1972 # 140

26) House of Mystery - 1952 # 2 and 1972 # 203

27) Strange Adventures - 1952 # 18 and 1972 # 236

28) Tarzan - 1952 Dell # 30 and DC # 209

29) Tom and Jerry - 1952 # 92 and 1972 # 274(?)

30) Kid Colt, Outlaw - 1952 # 19 and 1972 # 159 [Counted even with the hiatus]

31) Girls' Love Stories - 1952 # 16 and 1972 # 170

32) March of Comics - 1952 # 79-93? and 1972 # [i'll check with the recent CBG that had the publishing history of this tonight for the right numbers]

 

I added Tom & Jerry and March of Comics to the list. The last one to close this trivia out is:

 

33) Romantic Story - 1952 Fawcett # 15 and 1972 Charlton # 119 [with a definite hiatus; for more on these Fawcett to Charlton transition books, look over recent Alter Egos/ FCAs]

 

WOW - it took this group a combined time of only 8 to 10 hours to complete (and refine) this list. Congrats on all who pitched in.

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Number 2:

 

Adventures of Mighty Mouse # 3 by St. John - Took a chance on a bad scan on eBay for this one

 

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Mighty Mouse also was appearing in its own titled book from St. John at the same time attesting to its popularity.

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Updating the list:

 

1) Hot Rods and Racing Cars - Charlton 1952 # 3 and 1972 # 108

2) Detective Comics - National 1952 # 174 and 1972 # 420

3) Action Comics - National 1952 # 166 and 1972 # 413

4) Archie Comics - Archie 1952 # 55 and 1972 # 217(?)

5) Laugh - Archie 1952 # 49 and 1972 # 255

6) Pep - Archie 1952 # 90 and 1972 # 266

7) Betty and Veronica - 1952 # 3 and 1972 # 199

8) Jughead - 1952 # 10 and 1972 # 205(?)

9) Blondie - 1952 Harvey # 40 and 1972 Charlton (via King) # 198(?)

10) Popeye - 1952 Dell # 19 and 1972 Charlton (via King) # 114

11) Batman - 1952 # 69 and 1972 #242

12) Wonder Woman - 1952 # 52 and 1972 # 200 (Nice new copy btw Dan)

13) Adventure Comics - 1952 # 174 and 1972 # 420

14) Superboy - 1952 # 18 and 1972 # 187

16) Heart Throbs - 1952 Quality # 9 and 1972 DC # 142

17) Young Romance - 1952 Crestwood # 43 and 1972 DC # 184(?)

18) Walt Disney's Comics and Stories - 1952 # 138 and 1972 # 381

19) Little Lulu - 1952 # 45 and 1972 # 204

20) Millie the Model - 1952 # 33 and 1972 # 199(?)

21) Sad Sack - 1952 # 16 and 1972 # 226

22) World's Finest - 1952 # 57 and 1972 # 212

23) Treasure Chest - 1952 v.7 # 14 and 15 and 1972 v.27 # ?

24) Superman - 1952 #75 and 1972 # 253

25) Tomahawk - 1952 # 10 and 1972 # 140

26) House of Mystery - 1952 # 2 and 1972 # 203

27) Strange Adventures - 1952 # 18 and 1972 # 236

28) Tarzan - 1952 Dell # 30 and DC # 209

29) Tom and Jerry - 1952 # 92 and 1972 # 274(?)

30) Kid Colt, Outlaw - 1952 # 19 and 1972 # 159 [Counted even with the hiatus]

31) Girls' Love Stories - 1952 # 16 and 1972 # 170

32) March of Comics - 1952 # 79-93? and 1972 # [i'll check with the recent CBG that had the publishing history of this tonight for the right numbers]

 

I added Tom & Jerry and March of Comics to the list. The last one to close this trivia out is:

 

33) Romantic Story - 1952 Fawcett # 15 and 1972 Charlton # 119 [with a definite hiatus; for more on these Fawcett to Charlton transition books, look over recent Alter Egos/ FCAs]

 

WOW - it took this group a combined time of only 8 to 10 hours to complete (and refine) this list. Congrats on all who pitched in.

 

1972 March of Comics include:

 

365: Tom and Jerry

366: Tarzan

367: Bugs Bunny & Porky Pig

368: Scooby Doo

369: Little Lulu

370: Lassie

371: Baby Snoots

372: Smokey the Bear

373: The Three Stooges

374: Wacky Witch

375: Beep Beep & Daffy Duck

376: The Pink Panther

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The last one to close this trivia out is:

 

33) Romantic Story - 1952 Fawcett # 15 and 1972 Charlton # 119 [with a definite hiatus; for more on these Fawcett to Charlton transition books, look over recent Alter Egos/ FCAs]

 

 

Ah, good one! But there is another Fawcett/Charlton romance title that fits the bill:

 

Sweethearts

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Yes I know but somehow I disqualified Sweethearts because the hiatus was too long: last Fawcett was May 1953 and first Charlton was March 1954.

 

I'll have to go back and check how long between the Romantic Story from Fawcett to Charlton to see if we can re-institute Sweethearts. Plus I need to compare with the length of the Kid Colt hiatus. Thanks for keeping me on my toes. And Welcome to the Boards thumbsup2.gif

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