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Hot Rod and Speedway Comics (1952) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Hot Rod and Speedway Comics (1952) 1
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    Stories and art by Ross Andru and others. Race adventure from the world of 1950s auto culture, featuring terrific "hip" racer slang of the era. Bill challenges a suicidal street-racer on a steep mountain pass, in a story (and action-packed cover) featuring art possibly by the legendary team of Ross Andru and Mike Esposito. Slim vows revenge on the unscrupulous driver who caused his brother's death in a midget-car race crash. Gill converts his father's old jalopy into a racing roadster called Lightning Lois, but fame and success go to his head. Bill Spang --- Hot-Rodder Tangles with the Chicken Driver...; Brothers to a Bullet; Heavy Foot and Green; Stingers under the Hood; Big-Time at Last; Nice Guys Finish Last; Two For One; It's All in the Records; Four Wheels and a Friend. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Hot Rod and Speedway Comics (1952) 2

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    Cover by Mort Lawrence. Race adventure from the world of 1950s auto culture, featuring terrific "hip" racer slang of the era. Officer Boltin hits the roof when he finds out his own son is a street racer. The competition over an experimental new car leads to betrayal, a crash, and a high-speed chase. The true story of the 1908 New York to Paris Race that later inspired the classic film "The Great Race." Souped-Up Spite; Cannonball Loses A Flag; Pancake Alley; Bad Boy; Maverick Wheelman; New York to Paris on Wheels; Bush Track Sentence. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Hot Rod and Speedway Comics (1952) 3

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    Race adventure from the world of 1950s auto culture, featuring terrific "hip" racer slang of the era. The lifelong rivalry between Jimmy and Bern extends to their love for Janice, and, of course, to the racetrack. Buzz convinces his skeptical grandfather to use his mechanical skills to create a souped-up hot rod. A taxi with a passenger in a hurry takes a shortcut through a race course and wins the race. Home Town Grabs; Stacked for Speed; The Turnpike Orphan; The Two-Wheeled Rodders; Good Drivers Know!; The Sneak Mill; Nervous Pistons; The Steam-Gas Drag. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Hot Rod and Speedway Comics (1952) 4

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    Cover by Mort Lawrence. Stories and art by Ross Andru, John Prentice, Bill Ely, Paul Reinman, George Olesen, and Ed Smalle Race adventure from the world of 1950s auto culture, featuring terrific "hip" racer slang of the era. Notorious street racer Lucky Harris wins the title to every car he beats in a race. Gangsters and gambling make stock-car racing even more dangerous than it already is. No one believes in Vic's racing ability - not his father, his boss or his opponent - until they see him race, but Peggy is always by his side, and sometimes behind the wheel. Offbeat, colorful cover by Mort Lawrence. You Never Know a Driver; The Turn-Over Guy; Grind Pals Remember; The Jag's Double Lung; The Cut-Down 711; Hughie's Set of Wheels. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Hot Rod and Speedway Comics (1952) 5

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    Cover by Mort Lawrence. Stories and art by Mort Lawrence, Bill Ely, and Mike Roy. Race adventure from the world of 1950s auto culture, featuring terrific "hip" racer slang of the era. A down-on-his-luck racer gets a second chance from a stranger who shares an unexpected connection with him. Fred sets out to prove that the racing accident that killed his buddy was actually murder by a compromised tire. Dave's brother Larry is dangerously obsessed with winning a "Braganza" racecar and drives recklessly in his races. 185 Horses for Eddie; Go-Cousins; The Checkbook Kid; The Flying Goat; The Smell of First Place; Front Tire Harris; Four-Wheel Thoroughbred. Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.