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    Topix and Promotional Comics Bound Volumes (Catechetical Guild, 1949-50). We were intrigued to find these bound volumes of Catechetical Guild comics among the many Dell bound volumes we're offering in this auction; we surmise that their presence here means that Western Printing was responsible for the production of these comics. Two bound volumes are included here. The first includes Topix V8#1 through V8#29 as well as the promotional comic Pius XII, Man of Peace. The comics themselves are in very nice condition, with off-white pages, though the front hinge of the book's binding is starting to come loose. The second volume includes the anti-communist comic Labor is a Partner as well as Topix V8#2 through V8#5 (bound out of order); this volume is blank on the outside (no embossed title) and the cover is heavily stained, not affecting the comics. Among the notable Topix issues are #3 with a story on Notre Dame's George Gipp, aka the Gipper, and #4 with the bizarre "Dagwood splits the Atom" -- these two issues appear in both volumes. Approximate Overstreet VG 4.0 value for group = $475. From the Random House Archives.

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    May, 2005
    18th-20th Wednesday-Friday
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