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    Four Color #97-144 Bound Volumes (Dell, 1946-47). These four volumes contain trimmed and bound file copies of Four Color #97-144. The comics feature characters as diverse as the Lone Ranger, Popeye, Henry, and Dick Tracy, along with too many others to mention here. Among several key issues are #105 (Albert the Alligator and Pogo Possum by Walt Kelly) and #108 ("Donald Duck in The Terror of the River" by Carl Barks). The comics were obviously in near-new condition when bound, and look great when you consider their age. Note that three of the volumes are incorrectly labeled, reading "Little Lulu Comics," "Roy Rogers Comics" and "Fairy Tale Parade". The contents, however, are the issues as noted above. Three of the volumes have the exact contents handwritten on the front covers in marker. The binding of the second volume is starting to come loose, not affecting the comics, while the hard cover of the third volume is completely detached from the block of comics. The fourth volume has two half-inch tears at the spine. An amazing treasure trove for the Dell collector. Where else are you going to find such a haul of Four Color? Approximate Overstreet VG 4.0 value for group = $2,500. From the Random House Archives.

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