Don Dixon & the Hidden Empire

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Don Dixon (..and the Hidden Empire) by Bob Moore & Carl Pfeuffer (0440-) 1st Appearance October 1935 - Of all of the copycat strips to Alex Raymond's Flash Gordon, Don Dixon was the best drawn.   Don Dixon was created as a cheaper copy of 'Flash' but used the 1935-36 renaissance of Raymond's 'Flash' to copy from.  As a result, the early pages are large and lavishly detailed.  The storyline of Don Dixon was just barely original.  Don was one of the helpers of Dr. Lugoff (can someone say 'Zharkov"?) who finds a hidden empire called Pharia (can someone say 'Mongo') and helps to restore it's rightful monarch to the throne.  The early stories are somewhat close to those of the early Flash Gordon pages.  There's a tinge of irony in that the Don Dixon pages with Paper Dolls from the mid-late 1930's actually command a higher premium that equivalent era 'Flash' pages.  There are two reasons, one is that the circulation of Don Dixon was much smaller than Flash Gordon, adding to the rarity of the strip.  The other reason is those paper dolls which disappeared from Flash Gordon in late 1934 but lived on in the Don Dixon pages long past that time.  The combination of Carl Pfeufer artwork and the Paper Dolls sections on these make them eminently striking,  they display wonderfully.  The market for Don Dixon is very hot    All pages sell at very high premium. (Note: the dates listed are the Newspaper Dates - Series Letters/Numbers are listed in the comments below to track story continuity)

Sunday Comics

Item # Date-#-size* Condition* Price Notes
S0440-0001 1936/08/02 - F G/G/G $30.00 D2, w/Tad of the Tanbark & Paper Doll, on reverse Dan Dunn by Norman Marsh
S0440-0002 1936/11/15 - F G/FR-G/G $25.00 #10 from Dec 1935? w/Tad of the Tanbark & Paper Doll(Hyena), on reverse Joe Palooka by Ham Fisher
S0440-0003 1936/12/06 - F G/FR-G/G $25.00 D11, w/Tad of the Tanbark & Paper Doll, on reverse Ella Cinders(H), Joe Jinks(H)
S0440-0004 1936/12/13 - F G/FR-G/G $25.00 D12, w/Tad of the Tanbark & Paper Doll, on reverse Keeping Up with the Joneses by Pop Momand
S0440-0005 1936/12/20 - F G/FR-G/G $25.00 D13, w/Tad of the Tanbark & Paper Doll, on reverse Keeping Up with the Joneses by Pop Momand
S0440-0006 1936/12/27 - F G/FR-G/G $25.00 D14, w/Tad of the Tanbark & Paper Doll, on reverse Keeping Up with the Joneses by Pop Momand
S0440-0007 1937/08/15 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $25.00 D3, w/Tad of the Tanbark & Paper Doll, on reverse Joe Palooka by Ham Fisher
S0440-0008 1937/08/22 - F G/FR-G/G $25.00 D4, w/Tad of the Tanbark & Paper Doll, on reverse Joe Palooka by Ham Fisher
S0440-0009 1937/08/29 - F G/FR-G/G $25.00 D5, w/Tad of the Tanbark & Paper Doll, on reverse Joe Palooka by Ham Fisher
S0440-0010 1937/09/05 - F G/FR-G/G $25.00 D6, w/Tad of the Tanbark & Paper Doll, on reverse Joe Palooka by Ham Fisher
S0440-0011 1937/09/12 - F G/FR-G/G $25.00 D7, w/Tad of the Tanbark & Paper Doll, on reverse Joe Palooka by Ham Fisher
S0440-0012 1937/10/17 - F G/FR-G/G $25.00 D11, w/Tad of the Tanbark & Paper Doll, on reverse Joe Palooka by Ham Fisher
S0440-0013 1937/10/24 - F G/FR-G/G $25.00 D12, w/Tad of the Tanbark & Paper Doll, on reverse Joe Palooka by Ham Fisher
S0440-0014 1937/11/07 - F G/FR-G/G $25.00 D14, w/Tad of the Tanbark & Paper Doll, on reverse Joe Palooka by Ham Fisher
S0440-0015 1937/11/14 - F G/FR-G/G $25.00 D14, w/Tad~ of the Tanbark & Paper Doll, on reverse Joe Palooka by Ham Fisher
S0440-0016 1937/11/21 - F G/FR-G/G $25.00 D14, w/Tad of the Tanbark & Paper Doll, on reverse Joe Palooka by Ham Fisher
S0440-0017 1938/09/04 - F G/G/G $30.00 I8, w/Tad of the Tanbark & Paper Doll, on reverse BWP Peter Rabbit by Harrison Cady
S0440-0018 1938/11/13 - TT G/FR-G/G $6.00 I1, on reverse Moon Mullins(Top-cut)
S0440-0019 1938/11/27 - F G/FR-G/G $25.00 I3, w/Tad of the Tanbark & Paper Doll, on reverse Moon Mullins by Frank Willard
S0440-0020 1938/12/18 - TT G/G/G $6.00 I6, on reverse Moon Mullins(Top-cut)
S0440-0021 1939/01/08 - TT G/G/G $6.00 I9, on reverse Moon Mullins(Top-cut)
S0440-0022 1939/01/22 - TT FR-G/FR-G/G $5.00 I11, on reverse Moon Mullins(Top-cut)
S0440-0023 1939/02/05 - TT G/G/G $6.00 I13, on reverse Moon Mullins(Top-cut)
S0440-0024 1939/02/26 - TT G/G/G $6.00 I16, on reverse Moon Mullins(Top-cut)
S0440-0025 1939/07/02 - F FR/FR/G $15.00 J1, w/Tad of the Tanbark & Paper Doll, on reverse Moon Mullins by Frank Willard
S0440-0026 1939/07/30 - F G/G/G $30.00 J5, w/Tad of the Tanbark & Paper Doll, on reverse Moon Mullins by Frank Willard
S0440-0027 1939/08/06 - F FR/FR/VG $15.00 J6, w/Tad of the Tanbark & Paper Doll, on reverse Moon Mullins by Frank Willard
S0440-0028 1939/08/20 - F G/G/G $30.00 J25, w/Tad of the Tanbark & Paper Doll, on reverse Chief Wahoo by Saunders & Woggon
S0440-0029 1939/11/12 - TT G/G/G $6.00 J47, w/Tad of the Tanbark, No reverse
S0440-0030 1939/12/24 - TT FR-G/FR/G $4.00 J26, on reverse Moon Mullins(Top-cut)
S0440-0031 1940/03/31 - F G/G/G $10.00 J40, w/Post Toasties ad(TH) on reverse Moon Mullins by Frank Willard
S0440-0032 1940/04/07 - F G/FR-G/VG $25.00 I27, w/Tad of the Tanbark & Paper Doll, on reverse Fritzi Ritz(H), Nancy(H)
S0440-0033 1940/04/14 - F VG/VG/VG $39.00 I29?, w/Tad of the Tanbark & Paper Doll, on reverse Fritzi Ritz(H), Nancy(H)
S0440-0034 1940/04/21 - TT G/G/G $6.00 J43, on reverse Bungle Family(H)
S0440-0035 1940/04/28 - F VG/VG/VG $39.00 I31, w/Tad of the Tanbark & Paper Doll, on reverse Fritzi Ritz(H), Nancy(H)
S0440-0036 1940/04/28 - F G/G/G $25.00 J44, w/Tad of the Tanbark, on reverse Moon Mullins by Frank Willard
S0440-0037 1940/05/12 - F VG/VG/VG $39.00 I33, w/Tad of the Tanbark & Paper Doll, on reverse Fritzi Ritz(H), Nancy(H)
S0440-0038 1940/05/12 - F G/G/G $10.00 J46, w/Post Toasties ad(TH) on reverse Moon Mullins by Frank Willard
S0440-0039 1940/05/19 - F VG/VG/VG $39.00 J1, w/Tad of the Tanbark & Paper Doll, on reverse Fritzi Ritz(H), Nancy(H)
S0440-0040 1940/05/19 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $20.00 J47, w/Tad of the Tanbark, on reverse Moon Mullins by Frank Willard
S0440-0041 1940/05/26 - F G/G/G $10.00 J48, w/Post Toasties ad(TH), on reverse Captain and the Kids(H), Hwakshaw(H)
S0440-0042 1940/08/04 - F FR-G/FR-G/G $20.00 K6, w/Tad of the Tanbark, on reverse Moon Mullins by Frank Willard
S0440-0043 1940/08/11 - F VG/VG/VG $39.00 J13, w/Tad of the Tanbark & Paper Doll, on reverse Fritzi Ritz(H), Nancy(H)
S0440-0044 1940/08/18 - F VG/VG/VG $39.00 J14, w/Tad of the Tanbark & Paper Doll, on reverse Fritzi Ritz(H), Nancy(H)
S0440-0045 1940/08/25 - F VG/VG/VG $39.00 J15, w/Tad of the Tanbark & Paper Doll, on reverse Fritzi Ritz(H), Nancy(H)
S0440-0046 1940/08/25 - F G/G/G $15.00 K9, TT on Full w/Post Toasties ad(TH), on reverse Moon Mullins by Frank Willard
S0440-0047 1940/09/29 - F FR/FR/G $5.00 K14, TT on Full w/Aunt Jemima ad(TH), on reverse Captain and the Kids(H), Hawkshaw(H)
S0440-0048 1940/11/10 - F VG/VG/G-VG $39.00 J26, w/Tad of the Tanbark & Paper Doll, on reverse Captain and the Kids(H), Hawkshaw(H)
S0440-0049 1940/11/24 - F G/G/G $25.00 K22, w/Tad of the Tanbark, on reverse Moon Mullins by Frank Willard
S0440-0050 1940/12/15 - F FR-G/FR/G $18.00 K25, w/Tad of the Tanbark, on reverse Moon Mullins by Frank Willard
S0440-0051 1940/12/22 - F G/FR-G/G $25.00 K26, w/Tad of the Tanbark, on reverse Moon Mullins by Frank Willard
S0440-0052 1940/12/29 - F G/G/G $25.00 K26, w/Tad of the Tanbark, on reverse Moon Mullins by Frank Willard

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