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Comic books April 1963

  • Issue #4
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    Published Apr 1963 by 7-UP.

    Selling, Advertising and Merchandising with 7-Up, Vol. 8 No. 04 "15 Best Prospects" (April 1963). This comic book was produced for the 7-Up Bottling Co. as a marketing and training tool for employees. Featuring comic strip advertising art by Vic Herman, the creator of the 7 Up Sam institutional promotional campaign for 7 Up.

  • Issue #299
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 299
    Published Apr 1963 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. "The Story of Superman's Experimental Robots!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Al Plastino; Superman tests some new robots on the planet Tharrl, but the tests fail when an accident causes the robots to mutiny against their creator. One-page Super-Turtle story by Henry Boltinoff. Strange Sports Stories comic book ad. "The Fantastic Secret of Superbaby II!", script by Leo Dorfman, art by Jim Mooney; Supergirl is puzzled when a super-powered baby boy is brought to the Midvale Orphanage by a couple who look like the Kents. Supermen of America ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #307
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 307

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. The Confession of Superboy!, art by George Papp; Lana tries to prove Clark is Superboy. The Secret Power of the Mystery Super-Hero!--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Edmond Hamilton, art by John Forte; The Legion takes in new member Mystery Lad on Saturn Girl's word and he helps them put an end to space pirate Roxxas; 1st appearance of Element Lad. Casey the Cop humor half-page by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pages. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #80
    Adventures of Bob Hope (1950) 80

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  • Issue #158
    Adventures of Mighty Mouse (1955 Pines/Dell/Gold Key) 158

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    Mighty Mouse in "The Clutching Cat Strikes," "Three-Ring Danger," "Midnight at the Wax Museum," and "The Water Bandits." Hugh Dunnit in "Checker Checkup." Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #82
    Adventures of the Big Boy (1956) 82

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  • Issue #25
    Adventures of the Fly (Fly Man) (1959) 25

    Edited by John L. Goldwater. Cover by John Rosenberger. Stories by Robert Bernstein and John Rosenberger. Archie Comics amiable and agile super-hero The Fly battles an assortment of nefarious villains, including the Countess of Crime and Bone-Crackers, Incorporated. 36 pages, full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #96
    All American Men of War (1952) 96

    Edited by Robert Kanigher. Cover by Russ Heath. Stories by Robert Kanigher, Irv Novick, Morris Waldinger, Tom Nicolisi, Hank Chapman, and Jack Abel. Adventure tales of war and the military, including some humor—go into combat with All American Men of War! 36 pages, full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Volume 37, Issue 4
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  • Volume 71, Issue 2
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960) Volume 71, Issue 2

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    April 1963 - John Schoenherr cover and illos - Stories by Winston Sanders, Mack Reynolds and others - 96 Pages B&W Color Cover Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #8
    Aquaman (1962 1st Series) 8
    • Cover detached.
    • Water damage.

    Cover art by Nick Cardy. The Plot to Steal the Seas, art by Nick Cardy; Aquaman and Aqualad find themselves stranded on an alien world. Article on Salmon, Shark, Porpoises, and Tropical Fish, art by Henry Boltinoff. Lucky, World's Greatest Stunt Man humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Secrets of the Sea Shells article. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #136
    Archie (1943) 136

    Cover by Samm Schwartz. Stories by Frank Doyle, Joe Edwards and unknown. Art by Harry Lucey and Joe Edwards. Veronica breaks a date with Archie when her father has a business partner whose nephew needs a date for the same dance in "Business Before Pleasure"! Plus: Li'l Jinx gets a black eye in the 1-pager "Open and Shut Case" by Joe Edwards; Archie, Moose and Dilton in the 1-pager "Double Takes"; Reggie goes all out to break up Archie and Veronica, including false stories, false telegrams and disguising himself without luck in "Never A Doubt"; as the faculty think of a way to separate Archie and Veronica, Veronica comes storming into Mr. Weatherbee's office in "Love In Bloom"; and the news of Archie moving out of Riverdale shocks the gang in "It's Your Move"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #88
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 88

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    Cover by Bob White. "What's Buzzin'?", script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Tired of the fact that Veronica is not only possessive of Archie, but proud of it, Betty decides to alter the rules of the game. Betty pinup, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. "The Fugitive," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Archie is avoiding Veronica so he doesn't have to attend a string quartet concert with her. "Show Biz," script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Betty accompanies Veronica to an audition for a popular TV series, but Veronica isn't the one the producers are looking for. Short biography of pop singer Paul Anka. "Prize Buy" one-page Li'l Jinx story by Joe Edwards. "Prisoner's Song," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Though confined to the mansion for a day, Veronica cons Betty into taking her place so she can sneak out and meet Archie. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #69
    Archie's Joke Book (1953) 69
  • Issue #25
    Archie's Madhouse (1959) 25
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Spine glued. Writing (exterior).

    1st appearance Captain Sprocket. This issue was published without an issue number on the cover. Cover by Samm Schwartz. "Sister Sorceress," script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Della the Head Witch gives Sabrina the assignment to hex Wanda DeMoola and break up her romance with Hal Flipp. "More Bounce to the Ounce," pencils by Dan DeCarlo; The Smasher keeps bullying Ronald, who finally gets fed up and challenges him to a boxing match. Untitled Captain Sprocket story, art by Joe Edwards; The President calls on Captain Sprocket to defeat Neptunia, the girl from Venus, who is scouting the Earth for a possible invasion. "The Gold Bug," art by Joe Edwards; A failed experiment turns Professor Transistor into a human geiger counter, who is sensitive to the presence of gold. Archie's Pals 'n' Gals ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #6304
    Arizona Highways 6304
    Published Apr 1963

    April 1963. Publication of the Arizona Highway Department featuring stories and art with Western themes. In this issue: Petrified Forest National Park. 9-in. x 12-in.; part color, part black and white; 36 pages on white paper. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #53
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  • Issue #51
    Baby Huey the Baby Giant (1956) 51

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  • Issue #5
    Ben Casey (1962) 5
    Published Apr 1963 by Dell.

    "Fight Fire with Ice" - Written by Carl Memling. Art by Norman Nodel. Photo Cover shows Ben Casey (as played by Vince Edwards). In Ben's skilled hands, the 'ice knife' becomes a weapon against an incurable disease! Also: Dr. Dan Dazzler in "Deadly Playmates"! Plus: the 1-page fillers "Medical Firsts" and "It Was Once the Fad." And: "First Aid First..." Jenny Godiva text story. 36 pages, full color. # on cover is 12-063-304. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #1
    Beverly Hillbillies (1963) 1
    • Water damage.

    "Some Neighborly Help" - Written by D.J. Arneson. Art by Bill Fraccio and Tony Tallarico. Photo Cover shows Jed Clampett (played by Buddy Ebsen), Granny Daisy Moses (Irene Ryan), Jethro Bodine (Max Baer) and Elly May Clampett (Donna Douglas). The clan mistake Golden Harvest Studios for a farm! Plus: 1-page filler stories on the inside front cover and inside back cover! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #39
    Billy the Kid (Charlton 1956) 39

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    Edited by Pat Masulli. Cover by Pat Matsulli and Dick Giordano. Stories by Charles Nicholas, Vince Alascia, and Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio. Action packed adventures set in the Old West and featuring Billy the Kid, the famous 19th-century gunman. 36 pages, full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #65
    Black Cat Mystery (1951 Harvey) 65
  • Issue #41
    Black Fury (1956 Charlton) 41

    Cover inks by Dick Giordano. Stories by unknown. Art by Rocke Mastroserio and Bill Molno. A vicious outlaw tames the mighty Black Fury in..."Nightmare"! Plus: Black Fury also stars in "An Enemy Dies" and "Break Or Die"! And: back-up stories "War Horse" and "The Plains Warriors"! Also: 2-page text story "Cowboys' Equipment"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #183
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 183

    Even if the Blackhawks blast the flying fish bombs, who knows what other fantastic weapons Killer Shark has in store? It's a spectacular 2-part thriller! Featuring: 6 page Blackhawk story "Killer Shark's Sea Fortress" (Part 1 of 2) drawn by Dick Dillin and Charles Cuidera; 8 page Blackhawk story "The Return of the Depth Beast" (Part 2 of 2) drawn by Dick Dillin and Charles Cuidera; 8 page Blackhawk story "Bravo - the Blackhawk Chimp" drawn by Dick Dillin and Sheldon Moldoff. Cover by Dick Dillin and Charles Cuidera. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #3
    Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery (1963 Gold Key) 3

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    Anthology type comic with spooky and mystery stories hosted by famous classic horror film actor Boris Karloff. This issue features "Ring of Fear" and "Night Caller." Issue also has one-page text feature "Target: Earth," "True Tales of Mystery," and one-page strips. No story/art credits given. Back cover is pinup of front cover illustration. On cover: 10053-304, April. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #35
    Brides in Love (1956) 35

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    Cover inks by Dick Giordano. Stories by unknown. Art by Dick Giordano?, Don Perlin and unknown. Carol and Roy Brewster loved each other once...but she felt their love slip away! Now she was to be the mother of his child! Don't miss..."Goodbye Happiness"! Also featuring: "Dream Marriage"; "The Littlest Lie"; and "No Love Lost"! Plus: 2-page text story "Mum About Millie"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #6304
    CARtoons (1959 Magazine) 6304

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  • Issue #56
    Casper the Friendly Ghost (1958 3rd Series Harvey) 56
  • Issue #17
    Casper's Ghostland (1958) 17
  • Volume 18, Issue 9
    Charley Jones' Laugh Book (1943 Jayhawk Press) Volume 18, Issue 9

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    Cartoons and jokes by readers and artists of the time. 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 64 pages, Text,(with B&W Illustrations and photos) Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #39
    Cheyenne Kid (1958 Charlton) 39

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    Cover by Jack Keller. Stories by Joe Gill? and unknown. Art by Jack Keller, Bill Fraccio? & Tony Tallarico? and unknown. Cheyenne Kid stars in three tales! The bullet came from ambush and set off a chain of events that would change history! Don't miss..."Custer's Report"! Plus: He came to the valley without arms or anger...but hate made a target of..."The Peaceful Man"! And: Greed and intolerance plant..."Seeds Of Death"! Also: Billy the Kid stars in "The Savage"! Plus: "Wild Horse Hunters"! And: 2-page text story "M Means Murder"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #8A
    Combat (1961 Dell) 8A
    Published Apr 1963 by Dell.

    2 number 8's were printed. This is April-June (12-128-306). "Fighting Back in New Guinea" (art by Sam Glanzman). Painted cover. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #69
    Cynthia Doyle Nurse in Love (1962) 69

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  • Issue #2
    Defenders (1962 Dell) 2

    #12-176-304 on cover Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #314
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 314
    • Water rings on front cover.
    • INCOMPLETE. Page missing. Does not interrupt art or story. Cover, centerfold and 1st page detached at one staple. Water damage. Rusty staples with rust migration.
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    Cover art by Sheldon Moldoff. Murder in Movieland starring Batman and Robin, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Batman and Robin try to nab a disgruntled actor before he can murder three movie studio heads while reprising some of his greatest screen roles; The actor almost succeeds in killing his victims, but they are all saved by Batman; However, some evidence comes to light that might prove that the actor is in fact innocent and that somebody is trying to frame him; Batman investigates further and gathering enough clues, he deduces the place where the criminal would strike next; Batman once again prevents the man from murdering and finally learns that he is in fact the actor and that the previously uncovered evidence was placed by the man, in order to throw away suspicion. Salute to Our Fellow Citizens of Puerto Rico! public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Sheldon Moldoff. "J'onn J'onzz vs. John Jones" starring John Jones Manhunter from Mars, art by Joe Certa; A Saturnian criminal disguises himself as Jones, not realizing he's the Manhunter. Don't Shoot - I Surrender! Article. 32 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #2
    Doctor Tom Brent Young Intern (1963) 2

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  • Issue #87
    Donald Duck (1940 Dell/Gold Key/Gladstone) 87
  • Issue #1
    Duke of the K-9 Patrol (1963) 1

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    Painted cover Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #6
    ERB-dom (1960 Burroughs Fanzine) 6

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    ERB-dom was one of the best fanzines focusing on Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs. Issue #6 includes the following articles: letters from Russ Manning, John Coleman Burroughs, and Gaylord DuBois, Burroughs Artist Larry Ivie (with art and photos), The Art of Jetan by Mike Resnick, The History of Life on Barsoom by Resnick, Tips for Collectors, and Toofani Tarzan (Indian-made movie). 16 pgs. April, 1963. Edited and published by Camille Cazedessus. Cover art by Ivie.

  • Issue #58
    Falling in Love (1955) 58
    Published Apr 1963 by DC.

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    How can she convince him she loves him...when she's not sure herself? "Tell Me How to Love" is the cover-featured 8 page story written by Robert Kanigher and drawn by Werner Roth & John Romita, Sr. Plus: 8 page story "A Make-Believe Woman" written by Robert Kanigher and drawn by Mike Peppe; 7 page story "Too Long to Wait" drawn by John Rosenberger; 1 page To You...From Carol Andrews letters page; 7 page story "A Time for Tears" pencilled by Arthur Peddy. Cover by John Romita, Sr. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #22
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 22

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    Features in this issue include: a piece on the late Charles Laughton; "Meal with a Monster" (by future Logan's Run author William F. Nolan); Forry's obituary of King Kong animator Willis O' Brien; bio of Dracula director Tod Browning; a history of Dracula; and more. The cover is a retouched photo of Bela Lugosi as Dracula and Dwight Frye as Renfield. April 1963, 5th Anniversary Special Edition. Cover price $0.50.

  • Volume 12, Issue 4
    Fantastic (1952 Pulp) Volume 12, Issue 4

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    Volume 12, Issue 4 - April, 1963. Features "Some Fabulous Yonder" by Philip Jose Farmer, and "Casket Demon" by Fritz Lieber. 5.5-in. x 7.75-in.; black and white; 128 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #13
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 13
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by George Roussos. First appearance of The Watcher and the Red Ghost in The Fantastic Four Versus the Red Ghost and His Indescribable Super-Apes!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Steve Ditko; While Reed prapares a journey to the Blue Area of the Moon, Ivan Kragoff trains three apes to pilot a spaceship and take possession of the Moon "for the communist empire." Part 2 Menace on the Moon!; In space, the Fantastic Four's ship crosses that of Ivan Kragoff and they learn of the powers the apes have acquired before landing on the moon. Part 3 "The Watcher Appears!"; The Watcher appears and explains where he comes from and why he cannot take sides in the battle between the Fantastic Four and the Red Ghost. Part 4 "Duel in the Dead City!"; The Fantastic Four battles the Red Ghost and his super-apes on the Moon. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Volume 24, Issue 4
    Fantasy and Science Fiction (1949 Digest) Volume 24, Issue 4

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    Volume 24, Issue 4 - April 1963. Cover by Ed Emshwhiller. Fantasy and Science Fiction stories by James White, Doris Pitkin Buck, Robert J. Tilley, Gertrude Friedberg, Isaac Asimov, Grendel Briarton, Kit Reed, Fritz Lieber Miriam Allen Deford, Avram Davidson and Terry Carr. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 130 pages, Text (with B&W illustrations) Cover price $0.40.

  • Volume 16, Issue 4
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    Volume 16 - Number 4, April 1963. Pulp magazine devoted to exploring the paranormal. Articles and Stories include The Gallup Poll Reports, The Magic Jungle Bird, and Scientists Research a Machine to Contact the Dead! Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 130 page, Text (with B&W Illustrations and Photos). Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #3
    Felix the Cat (1962 Dell) 3
  • Issue #52
    Fightin' Marines (1951 St. John/Charlton) 52

    "Home-Coming," "The Day He Joined the Corps" (pencils by Charles Nicholas, inks by Vince Alascia), "Last Lesson," and "Symbol of Decadence" (art by Dominguez), Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #109
    Fightin' Navy (1956) 109

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    "Second Trap," "I Never Got to Fight" (pencils by Charles Nicholas, inks by Vince Alascia), "Threat of Doom," and "Symbol of Victory" (pencils by Bill Montes, inks by Ernie Bache). Montes/Bache cover. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #31
    First Kiss (1957) 31

    The Proposal; Lew and Donna are head-over-heels in love with each other; Everyone understood a proposal was inevitable. Meant For Each Other; Guy Chappel and Laurel Anderson were attracted to each other at once, but both are so painfully shy that each finds it impossible that the other would be interested. A Winsome Smile; story advocating recommended dental practices as a way of maintaining a beautiful smile. Kidnapped Kisses; Linda has a whirlwind romance with Griff Hollis, but eventually loses touch with him. Kid Sister Blues; Ed Martin is the most popular boy in school, but doesn't seem to notice that Phyllis is alive. The Secret Of Love text story. The American Way!, art by Jack Keller; advocacy story. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #31
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    "Jelousy!" --- "Proposal!" --- "Meant for Each Other!" --- "Kid Sister Blues!" and exclusive to this issue, a medical man tells you "How to Keep a Winsome Smile." NOTE: This is a British edition Charlton, exactly like the American edition except for the cover price which is LM 9d rather than 12c. It was published at the same time as the American edition.