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Comic books January 1950

  • Issue #140
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 140
    Published Jan 1950 by DC.

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    Cover art by Al Plastino. Superman Becomes a Hermit, script by Bill Woolfolk, art by Al Plastino. The Space Clown starring Tommy Tomorrow, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. Texas Rangers fact pages Jack Sparling. The Man Who Played Dead starring Congo Bill, script by Otto Binder, art by Ed Smalle. The Seven Wonders of the West starring Vigilante, script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Dan Barry, inks by Sy Barry. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Actual Romances (1949) 2

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  • Issue #148
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 148

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    Cover art by Al Plastino. Superboy Meets the Mummer, script by Don Cameron, art by John Sikela; The Mummer and his puppets seems a harmless novelty-- until he uses them to rob the Smallville Bank. Cowboy of the Coral Seas starring Aquaman, script by Joe Samachson, art by John Daly. The Strange Defenders of Montespan Castle starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. The Sign of the Red Dragon starring Shining Knight, script by Joe Samachson, art by Ruben Moreira. Give Your Town a Present public service announcement starring Superboy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. The Treasure of the Conquistadores starring Johnny Quick, art by Ralph Mayo. Two-page text feature on famous Civil War photographer Mathew Brady, The Camera Goes to War. 52 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Adventures of Alan Ladd (1949) 2

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    "Visit to the Underworld," "Sheriff Alan Ladd," and "Alan Ladd, Middleweight Champ!" (art on all three by Ruben Moreira). Untold Tales of Filmland back-up, "The Star That Shone Again!" Green Arrow stars in a one-page public service announcement with the Red Feather Kid. Edited by Whitney Ellsworth. Photo cover of Alan Ladd. Stories by Ruben Moreira, Win Mortimer, Ralph Mayo, Harry Lazarus, and Henry Boltinoff. Your favorite Hollywood star in hard-hitting action stories! Green Arrow stars in a one-page public service announcement with the Red Feather Kid, written by Jack Schiff, art by George Papp. How to Start an Alan Ladd Fan Club. 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1949) 2

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    Based on radio show. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Airboy Comics Vol. 06 (1949 Hillman) 12

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    Airboy story. The Heap story. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #111
    All American Western (1951) 111

    Cover pencils by Alex Toth, inks by Joe Giella. The Gun-Shy Sheriff starring Johnny Thunder, script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Alex Toth, inks by Joe Giella. The Secret in the Flames featuring Overland Coach, pencils by Frank Giacoia, inks by Bernard Sachs. The Red Feather Kid public service announcement starring Green Arrow, script by Jack Schiff, art by George Papp. Tom Mix radio program ad. The Sign of the Crooked Branch starring Minstrel Maverick, pencils by Irwin Hasen, inks by Tom Cooke. At the End of His Rope article, script by John Broome [as John Osgood], art by Raymond Perry; A short history of the types of ropes and their uses by cowboys in the Old West. Massacre in Mesquite Valley starring Foley of the Fighting Fifth, script by Lee Tarrant, pencils by Joe Kubert, inks by John Giunta. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
    Amazing Mysteries (1949) 35

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    "Danny Guild, the Hood From Hell's Kitchen," "The Highway of Doom," "Professor M. Vargas, the Terror of Budapest," and a two-page text story, "Decoy For the Hot Seat." Photo cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Volume 24, Issue 1
    Amazing Stories (1926 Pulp) Volume 24, Issue 1

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    Jan 1950. Cover by Arnold Kohn. Science fiction stories by Richard S. Shaver "We Dance for the Dom!", C.M. Martin, Craig Browning, Guy Archette, and Berkeley Livingston. Illustrations by Leo Ramon Summers, Rod Ruth, Julian S. Krupa, and Bill Terry. 7-in. x 10-in.; black and white; 160 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Volume 44, Issue 5
    Astounding Science Fiction SC (1938 Pulp) Volume 44, Issue 5

    January 1950. Cover by Chesley Bonestell. Stories: "...And now you don't"(Conclusion) by Isaac Asimov. "The Xi Effect" by Philip Latham, "Undesirable Alien" by David McCarthy, "Gypsy" by Poul Anderson, "Not to be Opened" by Roger Flint Young, and "Ole Mother Methuselah" by Rene Lafayette. Softcover, 5.5-in x 7.75-in, 162 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #56
    Batman (1940) 56
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jan 1950 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1465451011

    Cover pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris. Ride, Bat-Hombre, Ride!, script by David Vern Reed, pencils by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; The sickly Presidente of a Latin American nation implores the Caped Crusaders to come to his nation and train a Batman to keep law and order in his country. The Riddle of the Seven Birds!, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; To receive money from gangster "Squeeze" Miller, the Penguin must complete seven robberies using seven different birds; Batman captures the Penguin and sends him back to jail. One-page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. Whoosh and You're There! text article, art by Raymond Perry. Half-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. A Greater Detective Than Batman!, script by Bill Finger, art by Jim Mooney; An amateur detective named Jack Starr begins solving cases faster than the Dynamic Duo; He becomes the number one detective in the Gotham City Police Department; Vicki Vale tries to help Batman and Robin. The Red Feather Kid public service announcement starring Green Arrow, script by Jack Schiff, art by George Papp. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1950
    Black Book Detective (bound volumes) 1950
    • Interior pulp covers are in fine to very fine condition.

    Winter-Fall 1950. This Black Book Detective bound volume collects four complete issues (V27-2, V27-3, V28-1, & V28-2) of the long-running pulp magazine. Due to the binding process, the interior magazines were trimmed, and the top layer of the spines were removed. The grade provided is for the overall condition. For further information on condition, please see our grading notes. Hardbound, 6.75" x 9.75".

  • Volume 27, Issue 2
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    Published 1950 (est.) by Better Publications.

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    Winter 1950. The Black Bat in "Murder Town" by "G. Wayman Jones" (Norman Daniels); "The Jackpot Spilled Danger" by F.E. Rechnitzer; "Too Dumb to Kill" by C.K.M. Scanlon; "Dirty Hands" by B.J. Benson; and "Thubway Tham's Funny Money" by Johnston McCulley. Pulp magazine format; black and white; 128 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #17
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 17
    • 2" spine split from base of comic.

    Edited by Charles Biro and Bob Wood. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by William Overgard, C. H. Moore, Fred Guardineer, and Basil Wolverton. Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. Fierce vengeance awaits Black Diamond and Bumper at the hands of the Mad Master of Devils Valley. Article about the Juarez stamp by Sidney M. Elias. 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Black Magic Vol. 1 (1950) 2

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    Cover art by Jack Kirby. The Scorn of the Faceless People!, art by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby; dream analysis story. The Cheerful Old Lady in Black!, art by Mort Meskin. The Cloak!, art by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby; Paul Darvas orders a new cloak, only to receive a cursed cloak from Asmodeus himself. Out of Your Mind text story. I've Seen You Before, art by Bruno Premiani. Yesterday You Died!, art by Bill Draut; When Grace Hanley is looking to buy a house she sees a ghostly image of a murder that has yet to happen in that house. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Bottle Fatigue HC (1950) 1

    1st printing. Cartoons by Virgil Franklin Partch (aka, VIP) - 9-in. x 6-in. Hardcover 64 Pages B&W Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #1
    Broadway Romances (1950) 1

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    "Yesterday's Darling," "My Forbidden Romance," "White Way Heartbreak," and "Thief of Hearts." Bill Ward and Paul Gustavson art. Ward cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Buccaneers (1950) 19
    Published Jan 1950 by Quality.
    • Centerfold detached, 2" cumulative spine split, moderate pen markings on a few interior pages.

    Cover pencils by Reed Crandall. Stories by unknown. Art by Reed Crandall and unknown. Captain Daring becomes a leader of a pirate crew and vows to prey on other pirates in an untitled story! Plus: The enemies of English lawyer Roger Randolph kidnap him and put him aboard a ship for America. When it was attacked by Corsairs, he proved his mettle with a sword and became the new Captain, Black Roger, in an untitled story! Also featuring untitled tales of The Spanish Main and Eric Falcon, Soldier of Fortune. Plus: 1-page Captain Daring text story "Black Sails"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Burroughs Bulletin (1947) Old Series 10

    Not dated, circa 1950. "An Open Letter to Walt Disney" by Allan Howard, Hollywood Report, "The Works of ERB and the Sands of Time" by Maurice B. Gardner. Plus the 2 page supplement "Little Known Works of a Well-known author by Darrell C. Richardson". 8 1/2-in. x 11-in. 10 Pages B&W.

  • Issue #104
    Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 104

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  • Issue #81
    Captain Marvel Jr. (1942) 81

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  • Volume 1, Issue 2
    Captain Zero (1949 Pulp) Volume 1, Issue 2

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    Jan 1950. Cover by Rafael DeSoto. Detective and Mystery stories by G. T. Fleming Roberts "The Mark of Zero!", Alan Ritner Anderson "Pinned Down!", and Walt Sheldon "Double-Take on Death". 7" x 9 1/4"; black and white; 130 pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #1
    Cinderalle's Christmas (1950 Herberger's Department Store) 1

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    6 1/2-in. x 10-in., Full Color, Activity Book.

  • Issue #HRN67
    Classics Illustrated 028 Michael Strogoff (1946) Canadian Edition HRN67

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    Michael Strogoff, Canadian Edition, Line Drawing Cover. (HRN 67 back cover). Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #HRN 67
    Classics Illustrated 064 Treasure Island (1949) Canadian Edition HRN 67

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    Canadian Edition. Treasure Island, HRN 67. January 30, 1950 Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #1
    Classics Illustrated 067 The Scottish Chiefs (1950) 1
    • Centerfold detached.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($0.60) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by mycomicshop's experienced graders and ships immediately from our office.

    The Scottish Chiefs, 1st Printing, Line Drawing Cover. (HRN 67, 1/50). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Classics Illustrated 067 The Scottish Chiefs (1950) 2

    The Scottish Chiefs, 2nd Printing, Line Drawing Cover. (HRN 85). Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #3
    Classics Illustrated 067 The Scottish Chiefs (1950) 3

    The Scottish Chiefs, 3rd Printing, Line Drawing Cover. (HRN 118). Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #1
    Colonel MarVELous Detergent Milk Processing Promo (c.1950) 1

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    Colonel MarVELous Milk Processing Instructional Comic Book Promo. 6 1/2-in. x 3 1/2-in. 16 Pages, Paper Cover, Full Color.

  • Issue #10
    Comedy Comics (1948 Marvel) 10

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  • Issue #36
    Comic Cavalcade (1942) 36
    Published Jan 1950 by DC.

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    Houses are hard to get these days starring the Fox and the Crow, art by Jim Davis; Crawford tries to buy Fauntleroy's house and sell it at a profit. Shut Your Cakehole starring Blabber Mouse, art by Rube Grossman. The Tuscan Mob starring Raccoon Kids, art by Otto Feuer. Get off my sunny spot! starring J. Rufus Lion, art by Howie Post. Have you seen my son? starring Dodo and the Frog, art by Otto Feuer. Shep, Sheep! What's the Difference? starring Doodles Duck, art by Howie Post. Men for the Pharoah starring Funny Fez. The Tree That Branched Out starring Giggle-Toons, script and art by Howie Post. The Seven Professors starring Nutsy Squirrel, art by Rube Grossman; The seven professors try to invent ways to burglar proof their house. 76 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #69
    Comics on Parade (1938) 69

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  • Issue #49
    Coo Coo Comics (1942) 49

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  • Issue #26
    Cowboy Western Comics (1948) 26

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  • Issue #28
    Cowgirl Romances (1950 Marvel) 28

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    First and only issue. 52-page issue. Western romance stories: "When a Cowgirl Finds Her Man," "Aces, Bullets, and Hearts," "Love Comes to Deadrock," and "Men Died For My Kisses," plus a two-page text story, "Love's Greatest Gamble." Part Russ Heath art. Photo cover: Mona Freeman and MacDonald Carey in Paramont's Technicolor film, "Copper Canyon." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #64
    Crack Western (1949) 64

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    Cover by Paul Gustavson. Stories by unknown. Art by Paul Gustavson, Leo Morey?, Reed Crandall and unknown. Arizona Ames and Spurs saves a man from lynching in an untitled story. Plus: Two-Gun Lil in "The Forbidden Star"; Dead Canyon Days story "The Fighting Wreck"; 1-page text story "Red for Danger"; and Frontier Marshal in an untitled story. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 22
    • Water damage.
  • Issue #83
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 83

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  • Issue #15
    Crime Patrol (1948-1950 EC) 15

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    "Murder Writes a Policy" (art by Johnny Craig), "The Swindle by Flame" (art by Al Feldstein), Johnny Sparr in "Guardian of the Little Guy," and the Crypt of Terror in "Return From the Grave!" (art by Feldstein). First appearance of the Crypt Keeper and the Crypt of Terror. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Criminals on the Run (1948) 10

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    L.B. Cole cover Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Dale Evans Comics (1948) 9

    Dale Evans stars in "The Ship of the Desert," "On the Merry-Go-Round," and "The Money Tree!" Sierra Smith Western Detective stars in "The Case of the Haunted Horse!" (art by Alex Toth). Superboy stars in a one-page public service announcement, "Give Your Town a Present!" Photo cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #58
    Daredevil Comics (1941 Lev Gleason) 58

    Daredevil stars in 2 stories (one with art by Norman Maurer), and Sniffer (by Carl Hubbell). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Date with Judy (1947) 14
    Published Jan 1950 by DC.
  • Issue #155
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 155

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    Batman and Robin star in "Bruce Wayne, Private Detective!" Roy Raymond, TV Detective stars in Impossible But True feature, "Mighty Maro--The Man Who Reads Minds!" Pow Wow Smith stars in "The Ranger From Red Deer Valley!" Also in this issue, ":The Andrews Raiders" historical adventure. Superboy stars in a one-page public service announcement, "Give Your Town a Present!" Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Diary Loves (1949) 3

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    Photo Cover. Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Featuring: "Disaster Call" starring Myrtle Frost, Red Cady and Neil Dwight; "Steadfast Heart" starring Dick Cole and Ella Waring; "Lesson in Love" starring Burt Deal and Alice Troy; and "A Double Life" starring Don Mobry, Doris Malcolm and Kit Malcolm. Plus: 1-page text story "Love's Escape" starring Ralph, Elsie and Red Chamberlain. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Dick Cole (1949 Curtis/Star) 7

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  • Issue #26
    Doll Man Quarterly (1941 Quality) 26
    • Centerfold detached. Chew. 1" cumulative spine split.
  • Issue #2
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  • Issue #15
    Famous Crimes (1948) 15

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    "Born Rotten," "Blue White Coker Axler," and "The Chain of Death." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #186
    Famous Funnies (1934) 186

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