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    Popular Comics #74-97 Bound Volumes (Dell, 1942-44). One of Dell's earliest titles was Popular Comics, which began as a monthly newspaper strip reprint book. By the time of the issues featured in these two bound volumes, original material was added to the mix, like the superhero features "the Owl" (Batman-like costumed hero), and "the Voice" (an invisible detective). Reprints still carried the book though; primary cover star was Smilin' Jack, and the Gumps, Gasoline Alley, Smokey Stover, Terry and the Pirates, and Polly and her Pals are among those featured here. By the next issue, (#98), Felix the Cat would become the cover star. All comics were Western Publishing file copies that were bound and trimmed into hardback books for office reference use. Many retain a like-new quality. Overstreet 2005 VG 4.0 value for group = $1,148. From the Random House Archives.

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