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Four Color, also known as Four Color Comics and One Shots, was a long-running American comic book anthology series published by Dell Comics between 1939 and 1962. The title is a reference to the four basic colors used when printing comic books (cyan, magenta, yellow and black at the time). plaatje1

More than 1,000 issues were published, usually with multiple titles released every month. An exact accounting of the actual number of unique issues produced is difficult because occasional issue numbers were skipped and a number of reprint issues were also included. Nonetheless, the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide lists well over 1,000 individual issues, ending with #1354. It currently holds the record for most issues produced of an American comic book; its nearest rivals, Action Comics and Detective Comics, ended their initial runs in 2011 at 904 issues and 881 issues, respectively. The first 25 issues are known as “series 1”; after they were published, the numbering began again and “series 2” began. Four Color published many of the first comics featuring characters licensed from Walt Disney.

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You can access the information and comics through the sidebar.

The comics are mostly in packages from around 100mb, inside these rar-packages you will find the comics in cbr format.

You can view the comics with any cbr-reader like CDisplay or ComicRack.

Thanks to the following sites for the information :

Grand Comics Database

Wikipedia

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  1. Today i posted the last Four Color Comics, possibly there will be no more updates on this blog because i think all Four Color Comics that has been published are posted, if you know about missing issues please let me know.
    Enjoy the comics.

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  2. Hi Boutje

    Remember when I lost almost my complete collection of scan of comic books a few months ago and was so happy to find your site. I’ve recovered most of what was lost by using your blogs and my old CDs. Not all the CDs could be copied, but now you have done me an enormous favor—you posted the MY original seven pre-Zorro scans that I originally posted online the early 1990s. How do I know they are my original scans? It’s simple: I recognized the creases and a couple of other things. One of the issues had a brown crayon stain covering a figures face and I had made an edited copy of the first one and put a logo from EDICAO MARAVILHOSA, the Brazilian version of CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED—both the original and the re-edited covers appeared on the Dell Four Color Blog.
    THANK YOU, my friend! It’s good to know my work is still being seen around the world

    Don Bearden

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    • That is good to hear, and indeed great to see that after 25 years these scans are still floating around the internet. We will keep up the good work.

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    • Thanks for the link, onfortunately i don’t have these supposed to be missing issues, but at least i know now what to look for, and offcourse i will post the issue whenever i find one.

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    • I am afraid i don’t have many more sections in mind, i have about everything covered i think, the only thing i am working on right now are updates for existing blogs and 1 new blog about Indrajal comics.

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      • Hi Boutje,

        I was searching the internet for certain old comic books and came across a search site for your Golden Age of Super-Heroes site and found a statement referring to two titles I really would love to have on one of your blogs. Trouble is I haven’t been able to find them. It referred to the writer as having translated issues of France’s MONDIAL AVENTURES and BraziL’s EDICAO MARAVILHOSA, was that you or somebody else. If you, I would love to have those posted, epecially the NARRATIVE OF ARTHUR GORDON PYM. The prices for originals is too high especially when you add shipping and handling. If you have them, please publish them and any other European clones of Classics Illustrated..

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      • Hello Don.

        It wasn’t me and i don’t think i have any of these, it’s possible that i have some European Classics Illustrated, i will have a search on some old cd’s the coming days if there is something worth while, when i find some i will upload them and give you the link because i don’t believe i have a blog where they will fit in.

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