America's Best Comics/21

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America's Best Comics  (1947) 
Issue 21

America's Best Comics #21 was published in March 1947. The cover is an infinity cover. The 35th edition of The Official Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide defines an "infinity cover" as one that "shows a scene that repeats itself to infinity." From left to right the cover features Doc Strange The Black Terror, and The Fighting Yank.



Page 1: Cover; [w:Alex Schomburg|]]; artist

Page 2: House ad

Page 3: The Black Terror; comics; 11 Pages; artist/writer unknown

Page 14: "The Silent Alarm;" text; 1 page; Charles S. Strong, writer

Page 15: The Jokes on Youth; comics; 1 page; w:Al Hartley, artist

Page 16: w:Pyroman; comics; 8 pages; artist/writer unknown

Page 24: "Pearl Divers;" 1 page; Kerry McRoberts, writer

Page 25: Apples; 1 page

Page 26: Cat Tales; 2 pages;

Page 28: The Fighting Yank; comics; 10 pages; artist/writer unknown

Page 38: Homeless Homer; comics; 1 page; artist unknown

Page 38: Publisher's Statement of Ownership

Page 39: "Wagon Train Raid;" 1 page; text; Donald Bayne Hobart, writer

Page 40: Doc Strange; comics; 11 pages; artist/writer unknown

Page 51: Advertisement

Page 52: Back cover, advertisement



Page 41: European Relief: The Marshall Plan (from its enactment, officially the European Recovery Program, ERP) was the primary plan of the United States for rebuilding and creating a stronger foundation for the allied countries of Europe, and repelling communism after World War II.

Page 48: Tarawa: Tarawa refers to the Battele of Tarawa, a battle in the Pacific Theatre of World War II, largely fought from November 20 to November 23, 1943. It was the second time the United States was on the offensive (the Battle of Guadalcanal had been the first), and the first offensive in the critical central Pacific region.


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Works published in 1947 would have had to renew their copyright in either 1974 or 1975, i.e. at least 27 years after it was first published / registered but not later than in the 28th year. As it was not renewed, it entered the public domain on .