Tales from the Great Book

Andy Madura's Comics & Paper Collectibles

Andrew Madura, 1265 Fran Mar Ct, Clermont, FL 34711

e-mail: am@Oldsundaycomics.com

Index Page---<>     <---Superman    Tarzan--->     Homepage Ordering Instructions

How do I read these listings?  What do the codes mean?...Click Here!
Tales from the Great Book by John Lehti (1390-) 1st Appearance March 21, 1954 - Bible Story adaptations had appeared in the newspapers as early as the 1920's, but they did not hit the sunday color section until John Lehti's Tales from the great book debutted in 1954.   Lehti did a fine job presenting the Bible while instilling the best features of the comics.    Each week's offering came with action, clean art, and occasionally a cliffhanger ending.  Storylines were multiweek with prominent titles.   The result a fine comic that is enjoyable to read and collect.   The market for 'Tales of the Great Book' is quite good.   Collectors tend to look for their favorites based on the storylines. (43)

Sunday Comics

Item # Date-#-size* Condition* Price Notes
S1390-0004 1954 - 1H G/G/G $1.00 1st Year, 'Young Daniel's Faith', On reverse Mary Worth(1TH) (9/5)
S1390-0005 1954 - 1H G-VG/G/VG $1.00 1st Year, 'King Saul & the Witch of Endor', On reverse Gasoline Alley(1TH) (9/26)
S1390-0009 1955 - 3H VG/VG/EX $4.50 'Moses and Miriam', On reverse Rex Morgan(1TH), Brenda Starr(1TH), Steve Canyon(1TH) (5/1, 5/8, 6/5)
S1390-0010 1955 - 1H G/G/G $1.00 'Young David', No reverse (7/3)
S1390-0011 1955 - 4H VG/VG/VG $4.00 'Jonah and the Whale', No reverse (8/7-8/28)
S1390-0012 1955 - 5H, 1TH VG/VG/VG $6.00 'Deborah's Triumph', On reverse Grin an Bear It(1TH), Mary Worth(1H), Gasoline Alley(1TH) (10/2, 10/23-11/20)
S1390-0014 1956 - 11H VG/FR-VG/VG $10.00 'Joseph's Loyalty', On reverse Barney Google(3TH), They'll do it ev'ry time(1H), Smokey Stover(1TH) (4/8, 4/22-5/20, 6/3-7/1)
S1390-0015 1956 - 7H G-VG/G-VG/VG $7.00 'Joshua's Double Battle', On reverse Barney Google(2TH) (7/22-9/2)
S1390-0017 1957 - 4H G/G/G $4.00 'David and Goliath', No reverse (1/6-1/27)
S1390-0018 1957 - 1H G/G/G $1.00 'Rahab', On reverse Barney Google(5/5)
S1390-0019 1957 - 6H G-VG/G-VG/GVG $6.00 'Noah's Ark', No reverse (5/19-6/9, 6/23, 6/30)
S1390-0020 1957 - 6H G/G/G $6.00 'Samson & the Gates of Gaza', No reverse (7/7-7/28, 8/18, 8/25)
S1390-0021 1957 - 5H G-VG/G-VG/GVG $5.00 'Ruth and Boaz', Freddy(1TH), Heart of Juliet Jones(1TH) (9/8-9/29, 10/27)
S1390-0022 1957 - 3H G/G/G $3.00 'Solomon asks for Wisdom', On reverse Steve Roper(1H), Moon Mullins(1TH) (11/3-11/17)
S1390-0023 1957-58 -1H G/G/G $1.00 'Moses the Egyptian Prince', No reverse (1/12)
S1390-0024 1958 - 1H FR/G/FR-G/G $1.00 'Elisha Saves Two Boys from Slavery', On reverse Terry & the Pirates(1H) (2/16)
S1390-0025 1958 - 3H G/G/G $3.00 'Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego', On reverse Smilin' Jack(1TH), Smitty(1TH) (/6, 4/20, 5/18)
S1390-0027 1958 - 2H FR-G/FR-G/G $2.00 'Joshua Battles the Five Kings', No reverse (7/6, 8/10)
S1390-0030 1959 - 1H G/G/G $1.00 'Joseph's Brotherly Love', On reverse Heart of Juliet Jones(1TH) (6/21)
S1390-0031 1959 - 1H G/G/G $1.00 'Dniel in the Lion's Den', On reverse Terry & the Pirates(1H) (7/26)
S1390-0034 1963 - 1H VG/G/EX $1.00 'Gehazi's Wrong Doing', On reverse Right around Home(1TH) (8/25)
S1390-0035 1964 - 2H VG/VG/EX $2.00 'David an Outlaw', On reverse Right around Home(2TH) (2/9, 2/16)
S1390-0036 1965 - 1H, 1TH VG/VG/VG-EX $2.00 'David and his Army of  Outlaws', On reverse Moon Mullins(1TH) (1/10, 5/2)
S1390-0037 1965 - 2H VG/VG/VG $2.00 'Othniel's Triumph' On reverse Nancy(1TH), Jackson Twins(1TH) (6/13, 6/27)
S1390-0038 1965 - 4H VG/VG/VG $4.00 'Moses and Plagues of Egypt' On reverse Little Iodine(4TH) (6/13, 6/27)
S1390-0039 1966 - 2H VG/VG/VG $2.00 'The Evil King' On reverse Brenda Starr(1TH), Mary Worth(1TH) (4/17, 4/24)
S1390-0040 1966-67 - 1H, 3TH VG/VG/VG-EX $4.00 'Moses and the Red Sea', No reverse (1966:11/13-11/27 1967:1/1)
S1390-0041 1967 - 2H, 3TH VG/VG/VG $5.00 'David and Saul', On reverse Family Circus(1TH) (11/26-12/10, 12/24, 12/31)
S1390-0042 1968/06 - 4TH VG/VG/VG $4.00 'Nehemiah and the Wall', On reverse Family Circus(3TH) (6/2, 6/16-6/30)
S1390-0043 1970/12/13 - H G/G/G $1.00 'Signs of a Prophet', On reverse Apt. 3G(TH)

Index Page---<>     <---Superman    Tarzan--->     Homepage Ordering Instructions