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Matt Hawes
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LARGER size picture: LINK!

This photo comes courtesy of Kevin Loge, whose family owned a bookstore in my city of Evansville, Indiana named Readmore. The photo was taken circa 1945. Pretty nifty display!

I wonder if anyone can give a list of all the comics shown? I am admittedly to lazy to do the research, myself. Heh.

For fun, how about we use this thread for anyone who wants to share other pictures of old comic book displays from newsstands, bookstores, comics shops, and such?

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Steve Coates
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The Captain America is number forty-nine from August 1945.



Thanks GCD
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Neil Lindholm
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Calling All Girls June-July 1945

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Jason Czeskleba
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I see Police Comics #45 and Captain Marvel Jr. #31:



Interesting that (unless I'm missing them) there don't appear to be any Dell or DC titles on that rack.


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Matt Hawes
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Jason, there is an issue of "Action Comics" behind the "Captain Marvel, Jr." comic, and to the right a bit."Porky Pig" on the top shelves would likely be a Dell.


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Doug Centers
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Image result for super rabbit comic 1945

I want to read Super Rabbit for some reason.
From Timely Comics, wonder if Stan did the writing.


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Karl Wiebe
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What a great picture!

Smash Comics #60
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Karl Wiebe
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Startling Comics #35


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Robbie Moubert
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Robbie Moubert
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Robbie Moubert
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For anyone wanting to have a go, the Newsstand feature on Mike's Amazing World of Comics is a great starting point.

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Steve Coates
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Started this right after my earlier post. I didn't get far, work got in the way.
Too, big a task, I'll have to give it up.
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Robbie Moubert
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The comics on display seem to cover about six months. This issue of the quarterly Hap Hazard should have been replaced by the following issue by the time the picture was taken.


The same applies to Comics for Kids.


This one-off is even older, having been published in 1944!




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Robbie Moubert
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Nicely done though Steve!

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Matt Hawes
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Great job tracking down the covers, guys! Very cool!


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Neil Lindholm
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Comic Book Plus has a similar Newsstand feature

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Matt Hawes
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Cool! Thanks, Neil!
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Eric Sofer
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I would have gone broke. In fact, I probably would have had to work there just to pay off the debt. I don't know if I've ever seen quite such an array of new comics. Today, it seems that no one can afford to set out that many new books... what an exciting picture!
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Rick Senger
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Fun idea.

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Rick Senger
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Rick Senger
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Rick Senger
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The Action issue took a little more effort because it turns out to be from Aug 1945 (I think this is the right issue...) so this shop carried some back issues, too.  Pretty sweet.

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Matt Hawes
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Technically,  bookstores such as Readmore didn't carry back issues. It's more of a case that there were unsold comics they likely forgot to return to the distributor by the time the next issue came out. Also, while most comics are shipped monthly these days, back when some were shipped every other month, or even quarterly.

BTW, thanks to everyone who has looked up the comic covers and posted them in this thread. Great job!
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