Dick's Adventures in Dreamland

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Dick's Adventures (In Dreamland) by Neil O'Keefe & Max Trell  (0380-)  1st Appearance January 12, 1947 - In an attempt to take re-explore the viability of the full-page comic in the late 1940's Hearst syndicate ordered the creation of Dick's adventures in Dreamland in 1947.  The strip could easily have been called Dick's adventures in History.   Dick, the main character, actually travels through historical events beginning with Columbus' voyage to the New World, then through the history of american colonization and finally american history.   The strip was intended to be a visually splendid epic and was given full-page status which is somewhat unusual for post-war strips.   The strip stayed very close to historical events and did not develop sympathetic characters over the long-term.   The market for Dick's adventures is reasonably good.    The early fulls sell well, but do not command a premium due to ample supply.    The later smaller strips actually sell better in runs due to lesser supply.   Most are numbered.

Sunday Comics

Item # Date-#-size* Condition* Price Notes
S0380-0001 1947/06/08 - F FR/FR/G $2.00 1st Year, on reverse Blondie by Chic Young (TT), Dreft ad(TH)
S0380-0002 1947/08/24 - F FR/FR/G $2.00 1st Year, on reverse Blondie by Chic Young (TT), Ford ad(TH)
S0380-0003 1947/09/21 - F FR-G/FR/G $2.00 1st Year, on reverse Blondie by Chic Young (TT), Spic an' Span ad(TH)
S0380-0004 1947/09/28 - F G/G-VG/G $5.00 1st Year, on reverse Blondie by Chic Young (TT), Oxydol ad(TH)
S0380-0005 1947/10/12 - F G/G-VG/G $5.00 1st Year, on reverse Blondie by Chic Young (TT), Oxydol ad(TH)
S0380-0006 1947/10/19 - F G/G/G $5.00 1st Year, on reverse Blondie by Chic Young (TT), Spic an' Span ad(TH)
S0380-0007 1947/10/26 - F G/G-VG/G $5.00 1st Year, on reverse Blondie by Chic Young (TT), Oxydol ad(TH)
S0380-0008 1948/01/18 - F G/FR-G/G $4.00 on reverse Blondie by Chic Young (TT), Colgate ad(TH)
S0380-0009 1948/03/28 - F G/FR-G/G $4.00 #50, on reverse Blondie by Chic Young (TT), Ivory Soap ad(TH)
S0380-0010 1948/06/20 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $3.00 #62, on reverse Blondie by Chic Young (TT), Shasta ad(TH)
S0380-0011 1948 - 27TT FR-G/FR/G $27.00 #63-89, No reverse (6/27 - 12/26) 
S0380-0012 1949 - 8TT FR-G/FR/G $8.00 #102-106, 111, 119, 122, On reverse Blondie(4TT), Little King(1TH), Henry(2TH)
S0380-0013 1950 - 17TT FR-G/FR/G $15.00 #141, 143, 151-156, 158, 160, 161, 168, 185, 187, 191-193, On reverse Little Iodine(4TH), They'll do it ev'ry Time(2TH), Henry(4TH), Barney Google(2TH), Little King(3TH)
S0380-0014 1952/10/19 - F VG/G-VG/EX $3.00 TT on Full w/Wildroot ad(TH), on reverse Dixie Dugan(TH), Ripley's(TH), Smith Bros ad(TH)
S0380-0015 1952 - 6TT FR-G/FR/G $6.00 #247, 249, 250, 275, 281, 282  On reverse Buz Sawyer(1TH), Tim Tyler's Luck(2TH), Jungle Jim(1TH),  Right around Home(1TH), Phantom(1TH)
S0380-0016 1952 - 1H, 10Q VG/G-VG/EX $6.00 No reverse (1/20, 2/3, 4/27, 6/15, 6/22, 8/10, 9/21, 10/5, 11/23, 11/20, 12/14)
S0380-0017 1953/02/22 - F VG/G-VG/EX $3.00 TT on Full w/Fab ad(TH), on reverse Dixie Dugan(TH), Ripley's(TH), 7-Up ad(TH)
S0380-0018 1953 - 6TT FR-G/FR/G $6.00 #307,310, 317, 320, 332, 340 On reverse Moon Mullins(1TH), Rusty Riley(1TH), They'll do it ev'ry Time(1TH), Right around Home(1TH)
S0380-0019 1953 - 5Q VG/G-VG/EX $2.50 No reverse (1/4, 1/11/ 1/25, 3/8, 3/29)
S0380-0020 1954 - 7TT FR-G/FR/G $7.00 #353, 354, 357, 358, 370, 374, 381 On reverse They'll do it ev'ry time(4TH), Little King(1TH)
S0380-0021 1954 - 8TH G/FR-G/G $4.00 On reverse Katzenjammer Kids(1TH), Lone Ranger(1TH) (8/15, 8/29, 9/5, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28-12/12)
S0380-0022 1955 - 39TH G/FR-G/G $19.50 On reverse Tim Tyler's Luck(1TH), Big Ben Bolt(1TH), Buz Sawyer(1TH), Juliet Jones(2TH), Little Iodine(1TH), Barney Google(2TH), Bringing Up Father(1TH), Lone Ranger(1TH) (1/9-2/27, 3/13, 3/20, 4/10, 4/17, 5/1-7/24, 8/7-8/28, 9/18-10/2, 10/16-11/20)
S0380-0023 1956 - 8TH G/G/G $4.00 On reverse Scamp(2TH), Little Iodine(1TH) (1/29, 2/12, 6/24-7/15, 7/29, 8/26)

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