4Most

 4MOS   (Premium, 1942-1950)

™ and ©1948 The Premium Service Co.
Series continues in Thrilling Crime Cases #41

An ode to the day when comics cost 10 cents, heroes were soldiers or police officers and the dirtiest word uttered by a child was “jeepers,” 52-page 4Most comics is a compilation of what editors call “four complete long stories” (independent shorts that range from 10-14 pages). Also scattered throughout the book are four “strips,” usually in the range of one to two pages each.

While the plot for each “long” story changes with every issue, a typical book follows the adventures of Dick Cole (the daring young cadet from Farr Military Academy) and Lem the Grem (the mischievous gremlin with a knack for causing trouble). There’s also Edison Bell (the studious young inventor who always has time for a good deed) and Kit Carter (the All-American boy who serves his country from the halls of Daunton Military Academy). Fan favorite strips include Boitram the Boiglar, Heathcliff the Hobo and Candid Charlie. While most likely considered boring by today’s standards, 4Most represents a time when comic books could truly be referred to as “good clean fun.”

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#1

Date: 12/1/1942
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $700.00
No copies available
Winter 1942Ray Gill, Irving WersteinBob Davis, Sid Greene, Harold DeLay, John Jordan

#2

Date: 3/1/1942
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $330.00
No copies available
Spring 1942Ray Gill, Mickey SpillaneAl Fagaly, Harold DeLay, Albert Tyler, Sid Greene

#3

Date: 6/1/1942
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $275.00
No copies available
Flag cover; Summer 1942  

#4

Date: 9/1/1942
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $240.00
No copies available
Fall 1942Ray Gill, Bart Tumey, Justin Dewey Triem, Roy GarnJohn Wilcox, Harold DeLay, John Jordan, Bart Tumey

#5

Date: 12/1/1943
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $93.00
1 copy available for $19.00
Vol. 2 #1; Winter 1943Justin Dewey Triem, Ray Gill, Roy GarnAl Fagaly, Ed Ryan, Harold DeLay, John Jordan

#6

Date: 3/1/1943
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $80.00
1 copy available for $16.00
Vol. 2 #2; Spring 1943Ed Ryan, Ray GillAl Fagaly, Harold DeLay, Ed Ryan, John Jordan

#7

Date: 6/1/1943
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $80.00
No copies available
Vol. 2 #3; Summer 1943Ray Gill, Bobbie RossAl Fagaly, Harold DeLay, Ed Ryan, John Jordan

#8

Date: 9/1/1943
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $100.00
No copies available
Pumpkins carved in shape of Axis rulers on cover (being shot with slingshots)Ray GillJim WIlcox, Harold DeLay, John Jordan

#9

Date: 12/1/1944
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $60.00
No copies available
Vol. 3 #1; Winter 1944Ray Gill, George KapitanJim WIlcox, Harold DeLay, John Jordan

#10

Date: 3/1/1944
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $45.00
No copies available
Vol. 3 #2; Spring 1944Ray GillJim WIlcox, Harold DeLay, John Jordan

#11

Date: 6/1/1944
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $45.00
No copies available
Vol. 3 #3; Summer 1944  

#12

Date: 9/1/1944
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $45.00
No copies available
Vol. 3 #4; Fall 1944  

#13

Date: 12/1/1944
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $45.00
No copies available
Vol. 4 #1; Winter 1944  

#14

Date: 3/1/1945
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $32.00
No copies available
Vol. 4 #2; Spring 1945  

#15

Date: 6/1/1945
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $32.00
1 copy available for $6.50
Vol. 4 #3; Summer 1945  

#16

Date: 9/1/1945
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $32.00
No copies available
Vol. 4 #4; Fall 1945  

#17

Date: 12/1/1945
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $35.00
No copies available
Vol. 5 #1; Winter 1945Ross DavisMilt Hammer

#18

Date: 3/1/1946
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $30.00
No copies available
Vol. 5 #2; Spring 1946  

#19

Date: 6/1/1946
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $30.00
No copies available
Vol. 5 #3; Summer 1946  

#20

Date: 9/1/1946
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $30.00
No copies available
Vol. 5 #4; Fall 1946  

#21

Date: 12/1/1946
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $75.00
1 copy available for $25.60
Vol. 6 #1; Winter 1946  

#22

Date: 3/1/1947
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $30.00
No copies available
Vol. 6 #2; Spring 1947  

#23

Date: 6/1/1947
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $30.00
No copies available
Vol. 6 #3; Summer 1947Art Helfant, Marjorie Lyndon Smith, Milt HammerJim Wilcox, Art Helfant, Nina Albright, Milt Hammer

#24

Date: 9/1/1947
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $30.00
No copies available
Vol. 6 #4  

#25

Date: 11/1/1947
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $40.00
1 copy available for $8.00
Vol. 6 #5  

#26

Date: 1/1/1948
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $30.00
No copies available
Vol. 7 #1  

#27

Date: 3/1/1948
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $100.00
No copies available
Vol. 7 #2  

#28

Date: 5/1/1948
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $30.00
No copies available
Vol. 7 #3  

#29

Date: 7/1/1948
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $100.00
No copies available
Vol. 7 #4  

#30

Date: 9/1/1948
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $100.00
No copies available
Vol. 7 #5  

#31

Date: 11/1/1948
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $100.00
No copies available
Vol. 7 #6Art Helfant, Lindley Mann, Nina AlbrightArt Helfant, Nina Albright

#32

Date: 1/1/1949
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $30.00
No copies available
Vol. 8 #1  

#33

Date: 3/1/1949
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $110.00
No copies available
Vol. 8 #2  

#34

Date: 5/1/1949
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $110.00
No copies available
Vol. 8 #3  

#35

Date: 7/1/1949
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $30.00
No copies available
Vol. 8 #4  

#36

Date: 9/1/1949
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $110.00
No copies available
Vol. 8 #5  

#37

Date: 11/1/1949
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $30.00
No copies available
   

#38

Date: 1/1/1950
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $35.00
No copies available
The True Life Story of Johnny Weissmuler  

#38 (2nd printing)

Date:
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $4.00
No copies available
Accepted Publications reprint; The True Life Story of Johnny Weissmuler  

#38 Variation A

Date: 2/1/1950
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $4.00
No copies available
Canadian edition; The True Life Story of Johnny Weissmuler  

#39

Date: 3/1/1950
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $35.00
No copies available
   

#40

Date: 4/1/1950
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $35.00
No copies available
Series continued in Thrilling Crime Cases #41  

#40 (2nd printing)

Date:
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $4.00
No copies available
Series continued in Thrilling Crime Cases #41; Accepted Publications reprint