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    Topix Bound Volumes (Catechetical Guild, 1949-50). We were intrigued to find these bound volumes of Catechetical Guild comics in the archives of Western Publishing; we surmise that their presence here means that Western Printing was responsible for the production of these comics. Three bound volumes are included here. The first two have identical content, namely Topix V8#1 through V8#29 as well as the promotional comic Pius XII, Man of Peace. The binding of one of the volumes is torn at the front hinge. The third volume includes V9#1 through V9#30. The most notable issue of the bunch is V8#4, the bizarre "Dagwood Splits the Atom" (yes, we're talking about Dagwood Bumstead here, maybe splitting the atom got him a raise from Mr. Dithers). Overstreet 2005 VG 4.0 value for group = $732. From the Random House Archives.

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    August, 2005
    11th-13th Thursday-Saturday
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