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  • Issue #51
    Harvey Comics Hits (1951) 51

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    Stories and art by Lee Falk, Wilson McCoy and Ray Moore. An anthology series from Harvey that served to introduce and test out other series. This issue features reprints of Lee Falk's Phantom comic strip. The story of the hereditary superhero known as The Phantom. The Phantom must find a stolen sacred trophy to prevent war between two native tribes. The Phantom's mate Diana is captured by mad Moogoo, who shrinks people like Shrinky-Dinks into tiny statues. Plus a behind-the-scenes article about Lee Falk's masked hero. Curse of the Phantom's Treasure; The Terror of the Tiny People; The Story Behind the Phantom; Phantom pin-up. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #52
    Harvey Comics Hits (1951) 52

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    Cover art by Lee Elias (as Milton Caniff). "Let's Play Nurse," script by Milton Caniff, art by Lee Elias (as Milton Caniff); Steve and O'Hooley go undercover to stop the Red Star Underground from attacking the nurses on the base. "Dart Davis," script and art by Milton Caniff; Dart goes to the airport to take flying lessons; While there, he witnesses a crash. "An Up to the Minute Report on Air Force Flight Training" article by Lt. Col. Robert S. Johnson, art by Lee Elias (as Milton Caniff); Article by the President of the A.F.A. "Jet Lingo"; Article on Air Force slang with illustration. "We Fly MIG Alley" text story by Capt. James Jabara, art by Lee Elias (as Milton Caniff); Biographical story with illustrations. "Steve Canyon Takes a 'Four-Foot' Flight," script by Milton Caniff, art by Ray Bailey (as Milton Caniff) and Milton Caniff (touchups); The crew has complications transporting an Asian ambassador, but comic-relief character Snoogle saves the day. Untitled Dart Davis story, script and art by Milton Caniff; Dart gives a speech at school about patriotism. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #53
    Harvey Comics Hits (1951) 53

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    Stories and art by Lee Falk and Phil Davis. An anthology series from Harvey that served to introduce and test out other series. This issue features reprints of Lee Falk's magician Mandrake, one of the first true superheroes. The origin of Mandrake the Magician and his faithful sidekick Lothar. The police seek Mandrake's help in capturing the master thief known as The Blue Bandit. While visiting the magical land of Cockaigne, Mandrake explores rumors about a nearby valley populated by werewolves. The Story Behind Mandrake; The Case of the Phantom Bandit; Mandrake and the Terror of the Werewolves. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #54
    Harvey Comics Hits (1951) 54

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    Cover art by Al Avison (?). Short character profiles of the main characters on the inside front cover. "The Terror of the Golden Claw!"; Captain Ghost escapes from custody, but Tim and Spud discover his map and reach Spider Lake first; There, they discover he is fencing stolen jewelry for Count Dupree; When the colonial police arrive to arrest Dupree, they identify him as Raoul Rixe, an escaped criminal they have been seeking for five years. "Weird Jungle Customs" non-fiction story. "Meet the Man Behind the Drawing Board: Lyman Young" article, art by Lyman Young. Tim Tyler pinup on back cover. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #55
    Harvey Comics Hits (1951) 55
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #633-AA-008

    Stories and art by Allen Saunders and Ken Ernst. An anthology series from Harvey that served to introduce and test out other series. This issue features reprints of the classic soap-opera strip Mary Worth. Mary does her famed intervening when a bride-to-be is torn between two men, Herb and Chip. A history of the Mary Worth strip includes profiles of artist Ken Ernst and writer Allen Saunders, artist sketches, and Saunders discussing his work methods - everything the Mary Worth collector could ever want. Which Man Would You Marry?; Tormented Bride!; Introducing the Authors; Introducing Mary Worth and Us. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #56
    Harvey Comics Hits (1951) 56

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    Stories and art by Lee Falk, Wilson McCoy and Ray Moore. An anthology series from Harvey that served to introduce and test out other series. This issue features reprints of Lee Falk's Phantom comic strip. The Phantom's girlfriend Diana is the sole witness after a trained bird steals a priceless necklace, framing her for the crime. The Phantom learns that rumors of a living dragon ruling the rampaging Wambesi tribe are apparently true. Meet the Phantom; Curse of the Killer-Beasts; The Dragon-god of Death; Phantom pin-up. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #57
    Harvey Comics Hits (1951) 57
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    Cover by Alex Raymond. Stories and art by Alex Raymond. An anthology series from Harvey that served to introduce and test out other series. This issue features reprints of Alex Raymond's incredibly well-drawn detective comic strip, Rip Kirby. Detective Rip Kirby goes after a kidnapping ring that sells children on the black market after they abduct a young boy. A profile of artist Alex Raymond includes a self-portrait. Also featuring a terrific pin-up by Alex Raymond on the back cover. Rip Kirby; The Kidnap Racket; Meet Alex Raymond; Harvey Comics Hits Pin-Up: Rip Kirby. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #58
    Harvey Comics Hits (1951) 58

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    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by Vic Donahue and others. An anthology series from Harvey that served to introduce and test out other series. This issue features classic tales of nurses in love. A woman struggles with the decision to keep her marriage secret. In an unusual story, Nurse Rita takes a job in Alaska and finds love while battling a diphtheria epidemic. Judith struggles to choose between two handsome doctors: reliable Alfred, or free-wheeling Raymond. Classic nursesploitation cover by Lee Elias. Shameless; My Secret Marriage; My Frozen Heart; My Hospital Romance. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #59
    Harvey Comics Hits (1951) 59

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    Cover art by Al Avison (?)."Meet Russell Stamm" bio, art by Russell Stamm; includes photo. "Blood of a Monster" Part 1, script and art by Russell Stamm; Scarlet runs into one of her teachers from school, Professor Fychfud, who now runs the Aquarium; He takes Scarlet on a tour; When they get to the piranha tank, Scarlet sees human remains, and then finds herself pushed into the tank. "Blood of a Monster, Part 2: Demons of the Deep," script: Tom Dorr (as Russell Stamm); Sandy falls prey to the Fiend, who leaves Sandy for dead; The Fiend captures Scarlet despite her invisibility, and plans to feed them both to the Aquarium's sharks. "Grave of Greed" Part 1, script and art by Russell Stamm; Skinflint landlady Mrs. Miterbox has squirreled away a fortune, which she keeps stashed in her boarding house while living a life of misery; Ne'er-do-well Roscoe Roland happens to become aware of the fortune, and takes a room at Mrs. Miterbox's establishment under an alias. "Grave of Greed, Part 2: Death Comes Knocking," script and art by Russell Stamm; Mrs. Miterbox conceals the presence of Roscoe Roland from Scarlet, scheming to get her hands on Roland's imagined fortune; Roland has his own scheme's, and Scarlet can't get to the truth of the matter before Roland and Miterbox execute on their murderous plots. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #60
    Harvey Comics Hits (1951) 60

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    Stories and art by Marty Taras and others. An anthology series from Harvey that served to introduce and test out other series. Although the indicia calls this Harvey Comics Hits #60, it is unofficially Paramount Animated Comics #1 as well. This issue features the kids' comics that would eventually become Harvey's bread and butter, including Baby Huey's 2nd appearance in future mainstay Harvey Comics, and only his 3rd appearance in comics overall. Herman the mouse and Katnip the cat wind up on the moon. Casper finds a ghostly solution to the housework blues. Buzzy: Guide Service; Buzzy Fools a Fox; Herman and Katnip: Trip to the Moon; Wily Fox; Brownie; Little Audrey: Dirty Trick, Big Bully, Batter Up; Baby Huey: Play Ball; Herman's Last Laugh; Casper the Friendly Ghost: Haunted Housework. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #61
    Harvey Comics Hits (1951) 61
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    • 2 1/4" Cumulative spine split.

    Stories and art by Marty Taras and Steve Muffatti. An anthology series from Harvey that served to introduce and test out other series. This issue is the first Casper comic from longtime Casper publisher Harvey. Although the indicia calls this Harvey Comics Hits #61, it is unofficially Casper the Friendly Ghost #6 as well, the debut of the long-running series. Casper is ostracized by his ghost school, until he happens upon workmen who want to tear the school down. Casper helps forest rangers find a lost boy in the woods. Casper encounters bank robbers who try to take advantage of his trusting nature. Casper the Friendly Ghost; Ghost at the Coast; School Daze; Casper's Picture Album; Best Fire Engine; Search Party: Bobbit Rabbit; Spooks and Crooks. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #62
    Harvey Comics Hits (1951) 62

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    Cover by Marty Taras. Stories and art by Marty Taras and others. An anthology series from Harvey that served to introduce and test out other series. Although the indicia calls this Harvey Comics Hits #62, it is unofficially Paramount Animated Comics #2 as well. This issue features the kids' comics that would eventually become Harvey's bread and butter. Herman the mouse practices magic on Katnip the cat. The Fox tries to convince Baby Huey's mother that he's a doctor. Katnip the cat uses the nuclear option in his ongoing war against Herman the mouse. Herman and Katnip: Mouse Magic; Hullaba-hoo; Animal Quiz; Baby Huey: Quack Doctor; Buzzy: Big Stuff; Go Fish; Baby Huey's Album; Herman and Katnip: Cat-omic Warfare. Final issue under this title; series continues as Paramount Animated Comics (1953) #3. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.