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What are the odds that every cover to Four Color Series I and II can get posted in this thread  

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  1. 1. What are the odds that every cover to Four Color Series I and II can get posted in this thread

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many of the upgrades I got from Bliss  are file copies , so that is always nice

I was very weak on Little LuLu's.  Not so much after these.

 

Still missing the First #74

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fc 120 Little Lulu.jpg

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fc 139 Little Lulu.jpg

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fc 158 Little Lulu.jpg

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I will see your Magoo

 

And raise you Two Mousketeers

 

 

FC 1305 Mister Magoo.jpg

FC 603 Two Mouseketeers.jpg

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Here are a couple Roy Rogers from my recent batch from Blissard

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On 2/29/2020 at 8:40 PM, OtherEric said:

Does anybody know where I can find the list of "Missing" four colors?  I presume it's hidden somewhere in this thread if nowhere else, but my search-fu is failing me.

 

On 3/15/2020 at 11:42 AM, 50YrsCollctngCmcs said:

I've got all of those but the Woody issue. That was a great period for Dell!

If you look at my Four Color Registry I list all of them. Maybe I'll repost here.

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Just now, 4GEMWORKS said:

 

If you look at my Four Color Registry I list all of them. Maybe I'll repost here.

Order may be debatable, but this is where I have come to on the missing issues:

 

Missing Four Colors:

I have previously discussed the missing Four Colors. Here now is a list of comics that might well be the “missing Four Color issues”. These were derived by looking at date marks on the cover and determining if they were part of another numbered series of comics that might have existed. For example if Bonanza #5 was trtuly #5 it would say so in the indica. Most of the missing Four Colors simply used a cryptic code of letters that few people understood. But what could be done was to match up dates and the issues that were not part of another series match up nearly perfectly with the missing issues:

1217: Ken and Barbie #1 01-053-207
1228: Bonanza 01-070-207
1292: Cain’s Hundred #1 01-094-207
1314: Donald Duck Album 01-204-207
1315: Follow the Sun 01-280-207
1316: King Leanardo 01-390-207
1317: Laramie: 01-418-207
1318: Leave it to Beaver 01-428-207
1319: Lolly and Pepper 01-459-207
1320: Man From Wells fargo 01-495-207
1321: Marge’s Lulu and Tubby in Japan 01-476-207
1322: The Prince and the Pauper 01-654-207
1323: National Velvet 01-556-207
1324: Pixie Dixie and Mr. Jinx 01-631-207
1325: The Real McCoy’s 01-689-207
1326: The Twilight Zone 01-860-207
1327: The Untouchables 01-879-207
1329 This is unusual. Ben casey seems to fit the spot (#1 ) 12-063-207
However Gyro Gearloose also seems to fit the spot. In fact I have a Gyro Gearloose in a CGC case titled Four Color #1329, despite the fact that 1329 is listed nowhere on the title or indica.
1331: Blue Phantom #1 01-066-208
1334: Dazey’s Diary 01-174-208
1338: Fury 01-292-208
1339 Rawhide 01-684-208
1340: Beany and Cecil 01-057-209
1342: Brenda Lee’s Life Story 01-078-209
1343: Bullwinkle 01-090-209
1344: Drift Marlo #1 01-090-209
1345: Famous Indian Tribes #1 12-264-209
1346; Jungle War Stories #1 01-384-209
1347: King Of Diamonds 01-391-209
1351: The Magic Sword 12-496-209
1352: Ponytail #1 12-641-209
1353: 77 Sunset Strip 01-742-209
1353 possibility #2 The Twist 01-864-209
One book that seems to be lost and would also fit in this slot (1353), is The Twist 01-864-209
1355: Bonanza 01-070-210
1356: The Three Stooges Meet Hercules 01-828-208
1357: Mickey Mouse Album 12-518-210
1358: National Velvet 12-556-210
1359: The Twilight Zone 12-860-210
1360: The Untouchables 12-879-210
1361 (questionable?) Walt Disney’s Goofy: Scoutmaster

 

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Posted (edited)

Degree of difficulty-Four Colors

 

While there are tough books to find in the Four Color Series at virtually every point in the collection, it was my experience that the 500's were the very toughest. 

 

This includes books like Lil Bad Wolf  (#1) Rhubarb the Millionaire Cat and Mr Magoo. The paper quality is ridiculously poor. After years of searching my best graded copy of any of these is in the range of Fine.

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Incidentally, I should clarify scarcity. Most of the Four Color Run can be had pretty easily with the simple amount of time required to collect 1300+ comics. The problem is they are generally available in grades like G or VG. Many are available in higher grade for the right price. When I talk scarce I'm talking books that are hard to find in VG/F or F. Some are unknown in VF. I got a few books back from CGC this week and finally scanned them in.  Here are "Missing Four Colors" 1346 and 1347.

Missing 1346 Jungle War Stories A109.jpg

Missing 1346 Jungle War Stories B110.jpg

Missing 1347 King of Diamonds A111.jpg

Missing 1347 King of Diamonds B112.jpg

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Jungle War Stories in particular is tough. This is now the only graded copy. King of Diamonds can be found in VG/F-F, but this is the best copy I have found. I thought it might grade more like VF. Note that for Jungle War Stories CGC labels it #1, which it is, but it is NOT listed as number one in the Indica. Like the other "missing books" it is classified by the XX-XXX-XXX only.

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I have looked years for a good copy of this book. I bought a great copy years ago and had it graded only to discover it was restored. Five years later I finally found this with David T Alexander. FC 880, file copy

FC 8780 92 A103.jpg

FC 8780 92 B104.jpg

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FC 609. Littlest Outlaw. This book was a movie classic and I'm sure it will never have anything special noted about it. It is however tough as nails to find in high grade. I've had this in a short box for years thinking a better graded copy would come up for grabs. I finally got it graded and while there is an 8.5 and a 9.2 it has been over 7 years since a copy has gone up for sale.

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FC 1123 Tombstone Territory. Here is a case where I just lost patience. There are six copies graded higher and not a single one has gone up for auction in over 11 years. This shows how many hard core collectors are just sitting in the shadows holding on to this stuff.

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FC 1305. Almost all the Mr Magoo books, for some reason, are difficult to find in high grade. The first was in the 500's where they were notoriously poor quality. This one also seems to be made of relatively poor paper. At 6.5 it's second in the census only to a 7.0. Is there a VF/NM or better? 

FC 1305 65 A107.jpg

FC 1305 65 B108.jpg

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Incidentally, I have completed the missing potion of the FC series. However my copy of 1324 : Pixie , Dixie and Mr. Jinx is not very good. If anybody has a nice copy and is willing to sell or trade, let me know. Also I think Ben Casey #1 could be a missing candidate and my copy is also not great. If you want to sell or trade, let me know.

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