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    Super Comics #1-12 File Copies Bound Volume (Dell, 1938-39). One of Western Publishing's first comic book titles was Super Comics. This title even pre-dates the "Dell" company logo, and features reprinted newspaper strips such as Dick Tracy, Terry and the Pirates, The Gumps, Little Orphan Annie, Gasoline Alley, Smilin' Jack, Moon Mullins, and more. This is one of the oldest bound volumes to come out of the Random House Archives; like others from that collection, it consists of file copies that were bound and trimmed into a hardback volume, designed for office reference use. This book has a few rough spots on the binding: there's a chunk missing from the spine of the book, and the back hinge is showing signs of beginning to come loose. But the comics inside still look pretty fresh, with colorful, matt-finish covers and supple pages. On the inside front cover is written "Property of Robert S. Callender", the former manager of Western Printing. A very historic volume! Overstreet 2005 VG 4.0 value for group = $2,074. From the Random House Archives.

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