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    Commandos Ashcan Edition (DC, 1942) Condition: VF. Apparently DC didn't want any confusion in the marketplace when they decided to give the Boy Commandos their own title, so they created this ashcan to help protect their interests. 1940s Supergirl and Superwoman ashcans are known to exist as well, created for the same reason! The strategy obviously had its desired effect, as the "Commandos" name wasn't seen in a comic title until the Atlas/Marvel era. The cover art is from the newsstand edition of Boy Commandos #1, dated Winter 1942/43 and thus on sale at the time this ashcan was created. The interior is actually a Boy Commandos tale from Detective Comics #70. Two copies are known to exist. Toning to the interior covers. No value is listed in Overstreet, but they do note that the last VF copy to be auctioned (in February, 2012) sold for more than $1,250.

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    February, 2018
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