Pictured for sale are 3 classic Boys and Girls March Of Comics Comic Books including 1952 Oswald the Rabbit Comic, No. 81, 1957 Tarzan Comic, No. 155, and 1959 Henry Comic, No. 189. From 1946 thru April of 1982 the K.K. Publications, Inc., published 488 pint-sized comics for little boys and girls. For over 36 years over 80 different characters have graced the covers of The March of Comics from cartoon characters, TV shows, and movie characters. Listed below is each comic and its condition:
1.) March of Comics, 1952 Oswald the Rabbit by Walter Lantz, No. 81; 32 pages; measures 7 ¼” wide x 5 1/8” long. This comic was given away by the Lobel’s Department Store. The comic has four pages of games, one of which is completed in pencil. **Condition: The covers are in good- condition and the inside pages are in good condition. *Covers: Clean and bright. There is wear, tiny tears, and a tiny piece missing from the spine; one tiny tear and one small tear along the top front edge, tiny piece missing from the top right front corner and a tiny crease mark at the bottom right front corner, and there are ripples on the covers. *Inside pages: Clean and bright. There is minor chipping and a ¼” tear along the top edge of the first inside page.
2.) March of Comics, 1957 Tarzan, No. 155, by Edgar Rice Burroughs’; 32 pages; measures 7 ¼” wide x 5 1/8” long. This comic was given away by Sears Roebuck and Co. **Condition: The covers are in good+ condition and the inside pages are in very good condition. *Covers: Clean and bright. There is light surface wear to the covers. *Inside pages: Clean and bright.
3.) March of Comics, 1959 Henry, No. 189, by Carl AnderSon; 16 pages; measures 7 ¼” wide x 5 1/8” long. This comic was given away by Little Yankee Shoes. **Condition: The covers are in good condition and the inside pages are in good+ condition. *Covers: There are two very small tan spots along the spine edge of the front cover and there is a tiny tear along the top edge of the back cover. Other than the two spots on the front cover the covers are clean and bright. *Inside pages: Clean and bright. There is a tiny tear along the top edge of the first two inside pages.
These small comic books were big drawing cards for stores in helping to bring in families who were shopping for shoes and clothing for their kids. The number one comic published every December was "Santa Claus" because stores knew it would bring in more kids looking to get a free Santa Comic. Of the 488 March of Comics published, 52 were about Santa and the Christmas holiday.
If you collect March of Comics then these would be a nice addition to your collection. A very nice gift to give yourself or someone else that will bring back memories of shopping with mom and dad for shoes and clothing and then receiving these cool pint-sized comic books.
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