Popular Comics

 POPG   (Dell, 1936-1948)

™ and ©1945 Dell Publishing Co.

Popular Comics was one of the first comic book titles published, debuting on newsstands in 1936. At that time, comics reprinted complete stories from several weeks’ worth of Sunday strips, which featured better art and storytelling than most of the original comic book series. Classic comic strip characters such as Dick Tracy, Terry and the Pirates, Smilin’ Jack, Felix the Cat, Little Orphan Annie, and Mutt and Jeff were reprinted in the pages of Popular Comics for the benefit of readers who did not get them in their regular papers, or who had missed episodes in the often-complicated plots of these series.

Popular stuck with this format into the 1940s, introducing a few original characters such as Supermind along the way. Popular presented comics of all genres, from adventure to gag strips, true crime to funny animals, in six eight-page chunks in each issue.

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#1

  2/1/1936
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  $3,700.00
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1st Appearance of Dick Tracy (in a comic book)  

#2

  3/1/1936
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  $1,275.00
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#3

  4/1/1936
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  $1,025.00
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#4

  5/1/1936
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  $1,400.00
1 copy available for $499.00
   

#5

  6/1/1936
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  $750.00
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#6

  7/1/1936
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#7

  8/1/1936
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#8

  9/1/1936
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  $570.00
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#9

  10/1/1936
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  $570.00
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#10

  11/1/1936
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  $570.00
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#11

  12/1/1936
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  $460.00
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#12

  1/1/1937
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#13

  2/1/1937
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#14

  3/1/1937
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#15

  4/1/1937
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#16

  5/1/1937
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#17

  6/1/1937
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  $470.00
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#18

  7/1/1937
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  $400.00
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#19

  8/1/1937
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  $400.00
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#20

  9/1/1937
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  $400.00
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#21

  10/1/1937
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  $350.00
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#22

  11/1/1937
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  $350.00
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#23

  12/1/1937
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  $350.00
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#24

  1/1/1938
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#25

  2/1/1938
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#26

  3/1/1938
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#27

  4/1/1938
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  $560.00
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#28

  5/1/1938
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#29

  6/1/1938
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#30

  7/1/1938
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#31

  8/1/1938
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#32

  9/1/1938
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#33

  10/1/1938
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#34

  11/1/1938
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#35

  12/1/1938
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#36

  1/1/1939
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#37

  2/1/1939
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#38

  4/1/1939
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#39

  5/1/1939
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#40

  6/1/1939
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#41

  7/1/1939
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  $240.00
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#42

  8/1/1939
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  $240.00
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#43

  9/1/1939
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  $240.00
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#44

  10/1/1939
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  $240.00
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#45

  11/1/1939
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  $240.00
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#46

  12/1/1939
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  $310.00
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1st Appearance of Martan; Origin of Martan; The Marvel Man  

#47

  1/1/1940
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  $240.00
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#48

  2/1/1940
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#49

  3/1/1940
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#50

  4/1/1940
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#51

  5/1/1940
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  $205.00
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1st Appearance of The Voice; Origin of The Voice  

#52

  6/1/1940
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#53

  7/1/1940
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#54

  8/1/1940
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  $205.00
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#55

  9/1/1940
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  $205.00
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#56

  10/1/1940
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  $205.00
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#57

  11/1/1940
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  $205.00
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#58

  12/1/1940
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  $205.00
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#59

  1/1/1941
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  $205.00
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#60

  2/1/1941
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  $205.00
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1st Appearance of Professor Supermind and Son; Origin of Professor Supermind and Son  

#61

  3/1/1941
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  $160.00
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#62

  4/1/1941
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#63

  5/1/1941
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#64

  6/1/1941
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#65

  7/1/1941
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#66

  8/1/1941
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#67

  9/1/1941
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  $160.00
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#68

  10/1/1941
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  $160.00
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#69

  11/1/1941
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  $160.00
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#70

  12/1/1941
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  $160.00
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#71

  1/1/1942
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  $160.00
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#72

  2/1/1942
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  $140.00
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#73

  3/1/1942
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  $140.00
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#74

  4/1/1942
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  $140.00
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#75

  5/1/1942
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  $140.00
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#76

  6/1/1942
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  $200.00
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#77

  7/1/1942
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#78

  8/1/1942
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#79

  9/1/1942
  $0.10
  $140.00
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 George Lichtenstein, Zack Mosley, Bill Holman, Milton Caniff, Gaylord Du Bois, Frank Martinek, Frank King, Gus Edson, Albert HartjeGeorge Lichtenstein, Zack Mosley, Bill Holman, Milton Caniff, Jon Small, John Hampton, Frank King, Gus Edson, Frank Thomas, Bob Jenney, Will Ely

#80

  10/1/1942
  $0.10
  $140.00
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#81

  11/1/1942
  $0.10
  $130.00
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#82

  12/1/1942
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  $130.00
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#83

  1/1/1943
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  $130.00
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#84

  2/1/1943
  $0.10
  $130.00
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#85

  3/1/1943
  $0.10
  $130.00
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 Daniel J. Gormley, Zack Mosley, Frank King, Gus Edson, Bill Holman, George Lichtenstein, Milton CaniffDaniel J. Gormley, Zack Mosley, Frank King, Gus Edson, Bill Holman, Frank Thomas, George Lichtenstein, E.C. Stoner, Milton Caniff, Fred Kida, Hal Bittner

#86

  4/1/1943
  $0.10
  $130.00
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#87

  5/1/1943
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  $130.00
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#88

  6/1/1943
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  $130.00
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#89

  7/1/1943
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  $130.00
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#90

  8/1/1943
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  $130.00
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#91

  9/1/1943
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  $110.00
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#92

  10/1/1943
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  $110.00
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#93

  11/1/1943
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  $110.00
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#94

  12/1/1943
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  $110.00
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#95

  1/1/1944
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  $110.00
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#96

  2/1/1944
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  $110.00
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#97

  3/1/1944
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  $110.00
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#98

  4/1/1944
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  $110.00
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#99

  5/1/1944
  $0.10
  $110.00
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#100

  6/1/1944
  $0.10
  $110.00
No copies available
 Gus Edson, Zack Mosley, Milton Caniff, Elliot Caplin, Pat Sullivan, Cliff Sterrett, Frank King, Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Paul Robinson, Jimmy Murphy, Milt Youngren, Bill HolmanGus Edson, Zack Mosley, Milton Caniff, Jim McArdle, Otto Messmer, Cliff Sterrett, Frank King, George Swanson, Paul Robinson, Jimmy Murphy, Milt Youngren, Bill Holman
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