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Prize Mystery (1955) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Prize Mystery (1955) 1
    • Cover oxidation.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.77) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • 1.5" Spine split.

    Stories and art by Eugene E. Hughes and others. Fanciful mystery stories with an added cash incentive for the lucky 1950s reader. Inmates attempt a daring escape from an island prison that no prisoner has ever escaped. A two-page mystery involving murder at a circus offers a cash prize to the reader who can figure it out - the "prize" of the magazine's title. High-ranking US military officials learn a scientist has invented a time machine, but brings bad tidings from the future. Escape; Lie Detector!; The Circus Caper; Marked Weapon!; Hold Back Time; Pardon! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Prize Mystery (1955) 2
    • 1/2" spine split from bottom.

    Stories and art by Eugene E. Hughes and Sal Trapani. Fanciful mystery stories with an added cash incentive for the lucky 1950s reader. An antiques collector challenges his brother-in-law to duplicate a priceless relic, but the man succeeds only too well. A two-page mystery involving a fatal archery accident offers a cash prize to the reader who can figure it out - the "prize" of the magazine's title. A scientist is injured in a fall into a crevice and must fight off a horde of venomous snakes bare-handed. If at First You Dont Succeed...; The Accident; Hot Money!; In the Snake Pit!; The Smart One!; Empty! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Prize Mystery (1955) 3

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    Stories and art by Eugene E. Hughes, S. Finocchiaro and Sal Trapani. Fanciful mystery stories with an added cash incentive for the lucky 1950s reader. A condemned prisoner's last meal reminds him how he came to be on Death Row in the first place. A two-page mystery involving a truck hijacking offers a cash prize to the reader who can figure it out - the "prize" of the magazine's title. A boy is entranced by his grandfather's tales of adventure in the Old West, but the old man feels that modern life has passed him by. The Hi-Jackers!; A Hearty Meal!; It's Never Perfect; Brains!; The Lawman!; Power of a Woman. Ironically, solutions to the prize mysteries were to be announced in the next issue, but this was the final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.