Super-Magician Comics

 SUM8   (Street & Smith, 1941-1947)

©1946 Street & Smith Publications, Inc.

In the early days of comics, the notion that stage magicians could use tricks like hypnotism and sleight of hand as “super powers” to fight crime was a seemingly inexhaustible source of inspiration to many second-string comic companies. Street and Smith, a leading pulp magazine publisher, based an entire title around the adventures of real-life magicians like Blackstone and fictional creations such as Nigel Elliman, Ace of Magic, Tao Anwar, Boy Magician, and Red Dragon.

The simple, crudely illustrated stories were interspersed with text and pictorial instructions on how to perform simple tricks with cards, coins, and handkerchiefs.

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  NotesWriterArtist

#2

  9/1/1941
  $0.10
  $330.00
No copies available
Series continued from Super Magic #1 Al Plastino

#3

  12/1/1941
  $0.10
  $330.00
No copies available
Vol. 1 #3Jack Binder, Bob ButtsJack Binder

#4

  3/1/1942
  $0.10
  $225.00
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Vol. 1 #4 Jack Binder

#5

  5/1/1942
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  $225.00
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Vol. 1 #5 Jack Binder, George Marcoux

#6

  7/1/1942
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  $200.00
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#7

  9/1/1942
  $0.10
  $200.00
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#8

  11/1/1942
  $0.10
  $225.00
No copies available
  Jack Binder

#9

  1/1/1943
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  $200.00
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#10

  2/1/1943
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  $200.00
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#11

  3/1/1943
  $0.10
  $175.00
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#12

  4/1/1943
  $0.10
  $175.00
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#13

  5/1/1943
  $0.10
  $280.00
1 copy available for $99.50
Vol. 2 #1 Jack Binder

#14

  6/1/1943
  $0.10
  $110.00
No copies available
Vol. 2 #2  

#15

  7/1/1943
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  $110.00
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Vol. 2 #3Maxwell Grant, Eugene L. PollockJack Binder

#16

  8/1/1943
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  $110.00
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Vol. 2 #4  

#17

  9/1/1943
  $0.10
  $110.00
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Vol. 2 #5; Blackstone the magician; TigermanEdna Mayne HullMaurice Del Bourgo, James Hammon

#18

  10/1/1943
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  $110.00
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Vol. 2 #6  

#19

  11/1/1943
  $0.10
  $110.00
No copies available
Vol. 2 #7  

#20

  12/1/1943
  $0.10
  $110.00
No copies available
Vol. 2 #8  

#21

  1/1/1944
  $0.10
  $110.00
No copies available
Vol. 2 #9  

#22

  2/1/1944
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  $110.00
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Vol. 2 #10Ole Olsen, Chic JohnsonJohn Meditz, James Hammon

#23

  3/1/1944
  $0.10
  $140.00
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Vol. 2 #11  

#24

  4/1/1944
  $0.10
  $110.00
No copies available
Vol. 2 #12  

#25

  5/1/1944
  $0.10
  $100.00
No copies available
Vol. 3 #1  

#26

  6/1/1944
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  $100.00
No copies available
Vol. 3 #2  

#27

  7/1/1944
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  $100.00
No copies available
Vol. 3 #3  

#28

  8/1/1944
  $0.10
  $100.00
No copies available
Vol. 3 #4  

#29

  9/1/1944
  $0.10
  $135.00
1 copy available for $89.50
Vol. 3 #5  

#30

  10/1/1944
  $0.10
  $100.00
No copies available
Vol. 3 #6  

#31

  11/1/1944
  $0.10
  $150.00
1 copy available for $35.00
Vol. 3 #7  

#32

  12/1/1944
  $0.10
  $100.00
No copies available
Vol. 3 #8  

#33

  1/1/1945
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  $140.00
1 copy available for $49.50
Vol. 3 #9 Charles Boland

#34

  2/1/1945
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  $100.00
No copies available
Vol. 3 #10  

#35

  3/1/1945
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  $100.00
No copies available
Vol. 3 #11  

#36

  4/1/1945
  $0.10
  $135.00
2 copies available from $29.50
Vol. 3 #12  

#37

  5/1/1945
  $0.10
  $90.00
No copies available
Vol. 4 #1  

#38

  6/1/1945
  $0.10
  $90.00
No copies available
Vol. 4 #2  

#39

  7/1/1945
  $0.10
  $112.00
1 copy available for $39.50
Vol. 4 #3  

#40

  8/1/1945
  $0.10
  $120.00
1 copy available for $79.50
Vol. 4 #4  

#41

  9/1/1945
  $0.10
  $90.00
No copies available
Vol. 4 #5  

#42

  10/1/1945
  $0.10
  $112.00
1 copy available for $39.50
Vol. 4 #6  

#43

  11/1/1945
  $0.10
  $90.00
No copies available
Vol. 4 #7  

#44

  12/1/1945
  $0.10
  $112.00
1 copy available for $39.50
Vol. 4 #8  

#45

  1/1/1946
  $0.10
  $135.00
2 copies available from $45.00
Vol. 4 #9  

#46

  2/1/1946
  $0.10
  $90.00
No copies available
Vol. 4 #10  

#47

  3/1/1946
  $0.10
  $90.00
No copies available
Vol. 4 #11  

#48

  4/1/1946
  $0.10
  $90.00
No copies available
Vol. 4 #12; 1st appearance of Nigel Elliman; Ace of Magic  

#49

  5/1/1946
  $0.10
  $120.00
1 copy available for $79.50
Vol. 5 #1  

#50

  6/1/1946
  $0.10
  $100.00
1 copy available for $35.00
Vol. 5 #2 L.E. Gulick

#51

  7/1/1946
  $0.10
  $75.00
No copies available
Vol. 5 #3  

#52

  8/1/1946
  $0.10
  $75.00
No copies available
Vol. 5 #4  

#53

  9/1/1946
  $0.10
  $75.00
No copies available
Vol. 5 #5  

#54

  10/1/1946
  $0.10
  $75.00
No copies available
Vol. 5 #6  

#55

  12/1/1946
  $0.10
  $75.00
No copies available
Vol. 5 #7  

#56

  2/1/1947
  $0.10
  $75.00
No copies available
Vol. 5 #8; Final issue Edd Cartier