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Books by Don Rico

How to Start a Comic Book Empire

How to Start a Comic Book Empire

Don Rico wrote books. A LOT of books.

Nom de Plume

Like many authors of the day, he used a number of pen names, in addition to his own. This was due to privacy, contractual issues, as well as marketing. Most all the pen names are […]

The Golden Circle [unpublished]

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“Delacorte Press” bought but never went to print.

How to Start a Comic Book Empire

How to Start a Comic Book Empire

How to Start a Comic Book Empire

Originally published inside Free Enterprise “The Magazine That Makes You Money” .

See CO2 Comics great site with scans of the whole book.

Beautiful Target

The Beautiful Target

The Beautiful Target byDon (pseudonym of Don Rico) Bartell

From the back cover: “It’s easy for a small-time entertainer to get deep in debt to the loan sharks who operate behind the scenes in show business. And they don’t demand their payoff until someone becomes a star and begins to earn really big money. […]

So Sweet, So Deadly

So Sweet, So Deadly

So Sweet, So Deadly

Casey Grant Caper No. 3.

So Sweet, So Deadly (DETAIL)Source: Flickr.

The Swinging Virgin

The Swinging Virgin

The Swinging Virgin

Casey Grant Caper No. 2

288A [unpublished]

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“Nash Books” bought this 1969 but never went to print.

The Ring-a-Ding Girl

The Ring-A-Ding Girl

The Ring-A-Ding Girl

Casey Grant Caper No. 1

Don’t Stop, My Love

Don't Stop, My Love

Don’t Stop, My Love

Original title: “The Purple Path”

The Passion Flower Puzzle

The Passion Flower Puzzle

The Passion Flower Puzzle

Original title: “The Harem Quandary”. Buzz Cardigan 3 of 3.