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Comic books April 1950

  • Volume 1, Issue 3
    A. Merritt's Fantasy Magazine (1949 Recreational Reading) Pulp Magazine Volume 1, Issue 3

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    Volume 1, Issue 3 - April 1950. Pulp magazine featuring stories and articles by Jack Mann and Theodore Roscoe. 7-in. x 9 1/4-in., 130 pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #143
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 143
    Published Apr 1950 by DC.

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    Cover art by Al Plastino. The Bride of Superman, script by Bill Woolfolk, art by Al Plastino. The Treasure in the Atom starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. The Perfect Specimen starring Congo Bill, script by Otto Binder, art by Ed Smalle. The Days of '49 starring Vigilante, script by Gardner Fox, art by Dan Barry. Superman's Code for Buddies public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Al Plastino. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #151
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 151

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    Cover art by Al Plastino. The Boy Who Talked Too Much, pencils by John Sikela; Superboy has to teach Danny Peale a lesson when he spreads gossip via ham radio. The Biography of Black Jack starring Aquaman, art by John Daly. The Lazy Names Crimes starring Johnny Quick, script by Don Cameron, art by Ralph Mayo. Sir Justin, Bronco Buster starring Shining Knight, script by Joe Samachson, art by Frank Frazetta. A Brother For Speedy starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. Superman's Code for Buddies public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Al Plastino. 52 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 10

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    Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Cover by Edvard Moritz. Stories by Edvard Moritz, George Klein, Pete Riss, Charlie Sultan, Bob Lubbers, and John Celardo. Spine-chilling tales of suspense, horror, and the supernatural—prepare yourself for Adventures into the Unknown! 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Adventures of Bob Hope (1950) 2
    • Cover detached.

    Photograph cover of Bob Hope. Untitled Bob Hope story, script by Cal Howard, art by Owen Fitzgerald; Bob has a date with the Landlady's daughter. Meet Bob Hope biography. Radio Beams humor page by Harry Lampert. Untitled Bob Hope story, script by Cal Howard, art by Owen Fitzgerald; Bob goes straight to the top when his sardine tin only has one sardine in it. House ad for current issue of Feature Films, art by Jack Sparling. It Happens In Hollywood text article. Untitled Bob Hope story, script by Cal Howard, art by Owen Fitzgerald; Bob finds a message in a bottle. Code For Buddies public service announcement starring Superman, script by Jack Schiff, art by Al Plastino. House ad for The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet #3. 52 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Airboy Comics Vol. 07 (1950 Hillman) 3

    Bob Powell art. Heap backup story. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Al Capp's Shmoo (1949) 5

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  • Issue #5
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  • Issue #52
    All Star Comics (1940-1978) 52
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    • 1/2" cover tear.
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    The Justice Society of America fights the strangest war of all time in "The Secret Conquest of the Earth!" Script by John Broome, pencils by Arthur Peddy, inks by Bernard Sachs. Back-up Johnny Peril Surprise Story, "The Last Man on Earth!" Back-up story, "The Incredible Death Valley Scotty." Superman is featured in a one-page public service announcement, "Superman's Code for Buddies." Two-page article on lighthouses, "Watchdogs of the Sea." Peddy/Sachs cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Volume 24, Issue 4
    Amazing Stories (1926 Pulp) Volume 24, Issue 4

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    April 1950. Cover by Robert Gibson Jones. Science fiction stories by Robert Moore Williams "When Two Worlds Meet", Fritz Leiber "Let Freedom Ring", Paul Lohrman, Emmett McDowell, and Kris Neville. Illustrations by Leo Ramon Summers, Edmond Swiatek, Rod Ruth, and Julian S. Krupa. 7-in. x 10-in.; black and white; 192 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #43
    Archie (1943) 43

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    Cover by Bob Montana. Stories by unknown. Art by Bill Vigoda? and Sam Schwartz? Archie dreams of his future (like a Mort Weisinger story) in "Early To Bed"! Plus, Archie in: "Just Plain Geometry" (Miss Grundy shows she knows about love!); "The Bird Lover"; "A Paneful Experience"; "Raves and Waves" (Archie has his head shaved after the girls give him a permanent wave); and "Where There's Smoke"! Also: Jughead in "The Book Worm Turns"! And: 2-page "Hollywood Tattle Tales"! 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Volume 45, Issue 2
    Astounding Science Fiction SC (1938 Pulp) Volume 45, Issue 2

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    April 1950. Cover by Hubert Rogers. Stories: "The Wizard of Linn"(Part 1 of 3) by A. E. Van Vogt, "Greed" by L. Ron Hubbard, "Okie" by James Blish, and "The Inspector's Teeth" by L. Sprague De Camp. Interior illustrations by Hubert Rogers, Brush, and Edd Cartier. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.75-in., 162 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #51
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    Vintage British humor magazine aimed primarily at men. 4 1/2-in. x 7-in., 36 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #36
    Best Love (1949) 36
    Published Apr 1950 by Marvel.

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  • Issue #2
    Betty and Her Steady (1950) 2

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  • Issue #2
    Bill Boyd Western (1950) 2

    Painted cover art by Norman Saunders. Buy U.S. Savings Bonds! ad starring Captain Marvel, art by C. C. Beck. Perilous Journey; Bill Boyd is tricked into helping an outlaw to escape from the posse, and is himself put in jail suspected of being a member of the outlaw gang. Two Comix Cards with Rod Cameron. The Pony Express Rider; Windy Whopper shows a tourist around town. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Volume 27, Issue 3
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    Spring 1950. The Black Bat in "Blueprints of Crime" by "G. Wayman Jones" (Norman Daniels); "My Life to Give" by Norman A. Daniels; "Last Word" by Will Oursler; "Death and Nine Lives" by Fredric Brown; "Not So Tough" by Rollin Fitzsimmons; and "Thubway Tham's Veiled Lady" by Johnston McCulley. Pulp magazine format; black and white; 128 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #22
    Black Cat Comics (1946 Harvey) 22

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    Edited by Leon Harvey. Cover by Lee Elias. Stories by Lee Elias, Bob Haney, and Russell Stamm. Mystery, adventure, and humor tales starring such characters as Linda Turner, Sheriff Houndog, Invisible Scarlet O'Neil, and the Black Cat, an action hero and skilled martial artist who uses a lasso and rope. Gregory Peck bio. Joan Evans bio. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 18

    Edited by Charles Biro and Bob Wood. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by William Overgard, Fred Guardineer, Robert Perry, Claude Moore, and Basil Wolverton. Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. Black Diamond is involved in a railroad war. Then Reliapon must save Black Diamonds Identity from being revealed. 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 30

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    Screaming out of the depths of space came fiery fragments of death! Can even the Blackhawks turn back the menace of the meteors? Featuring: 11 page Blackhawk story "Menace of the Meteors" drawn by Bill Quackenbush (?); 13 page Blackhawk story "Who Were the 3 and 30?" drawn by Reed Crandall; 5 page Chop Chop story "Tempest In a Teapot"; 1 page text story "The Plane From Nowhere." Cover by Bill Ward (?). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Blazing West (1948) 10

    Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Art by Lee Elias and others. Tales of the Old West from legendary early independent comics publisher ACG. Blazing West was an anthology title that featured the adventures of Texas Tim, a Texas Ranger; Buffalo Belle, a redheaded sheriffs deputy with quick wits and a fast gun; Injun Jones, a white man who worked with the Apache tribe; Bantam Buckaroo, a young boy who could outshoot any man; and the Tenderfoot, a Clark Kent-looking tough guy who lulled foes with his mild-mannered appearance. Buffalo Belle squares off against the similarly alliterative Coyote Kid; A crime is solved by the discovery of a long buried murder weapon; Roping the Wild Bronc shows how real-life cowboys mastered the task of roping wild horses. Buffalo Belle; Injun Jones; Spurred to Murder; Texas Tim, Ranger; Bantam Buckaroo; Roundup Rumpus; Tenderfoot; Roping the Wild Bronc. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 17

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    "Going, Going, Gone," "Charity Should Begin at Home," "A Good Try," and "A Friend in Need!" Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #58
    Blue Beetle (1939 Fox/Holyoke) 58

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    The Power of the Press; Dan Garret and the Blue Beetle return after a nearly two year absence, during which Dan did overseas work for the government. Appointment With Death; Dan Garret overhears a plot to kill a professor working on atomic secrets in the subway, and must save both the Professor and Joan as the Blue Beetle. Sink That Ball; The Blue Beetle helps a high school basketball player who is being blackmailed into throwing the championship game. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #104
    Blue Bolt (1949) 104

    Blue Bolt, the Chameleon in "Killer's Holiday," "The Amazing Story of Ruby Rob Fitzsimmons," and the Target and the Targeteers. L.B. Cole cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #52
    Boy Comics (1942) 52
    • Paper: Off white
    • Cover detached at top staple. Minor rust migration at staples in centerfold.

    Crimebuster (3 stories, with art by Norman Maurer, Jerry Grandenetti, and Bart Tumey). Charles Biro cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Buzzy (1944) 30
    Tags: Archie
    Published Apr 1950 by DC.

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  • Volume 56, Issue 7
    California Pelican (1903-1988 A.S.U.C) Volume 56, Issue 7

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    Volume 56, Issue 7 - April 1950. University of California, Berkeley student magazine, published from 1903 to 1988. Features cartoons, articles, and advertisements for local business. 8-in. x 11-in., 40 pages, Text (with B&W images) Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #NN-KILLMORE
    Candid Tales (1950) NN-KILLMORE
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    • CGC Qualified
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Doctor Killmore Edition. INCOMPLETE. 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th pages missing, affects story. Not pictured in Gerber photo journal.
    • Label #0716471001

    April 1950. This edition has a Wally Wood story featuring a character named Doctor Killmore, as opposed to another version that has a Wood-drawn lady-pirate yarn. That Doctor Killmore story, about buxom nurses and the doctors who chase them, is a must for any Wood collector! Bob Powell art. Nudity panels. Contains adult humor. Considered "scarce" by Overstreet. Digest-sized, 144-pages, full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #15
    Candy (1947 Quality) 15

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    Cover by Harry Sahle. Stories by unknown. Art by Harry Sahle and unknown. Candy stars in three untitled stories. Plus: Jitters in an untitled story co-starring Bugs, Betty, Chloe and Mrs. Jones. Also: Candy in 1-page text story "Candy-Coated Caper" co-starring Ted Dawson and Porky Pickler. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #107
    Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 107

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    Captain Marvel stars in "The World's Mightiest Fight," "Captain Marvel Meets Sivana's Better Self," "Captain Marvel Helps Whiz Get Color Television," and "The Man Who Stole Dirt." Headline Harry stars in "The Gift." Capt. Kid stars in "Tripped by a Boat Trip." Two-page text story, "The Time Trip" by Eando Binder. One-page Captain Tootsie (Tootsie Roll) ad, "Captain Tootsie Catches Run-Away Horse" by Bill Schreiber. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #84
    Captain Marvel Jr. (1942) 84

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  • Issue #HRN67
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    Gulliver's Travels Canadian Edition. Script adaptation by Daniel Kushner, art by Lillian Chestney. (HRN 67 04/50) Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #1
    Classics Illustrated 070 The Pilot (1950) 1
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    The Pilot, 1st Printing, Line Drawing Cover. (HRN 71, 4/50). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Classics Illustrated 070 The Pilot (1950) 2

    The Pilot, 2nd Printing, Line Drawing Cover. (HRN 92). Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #3
    Classics Illustrated 070 The Pilot (1950) 3

    The Pilot, 3rd Printing, Line Drawing Cover. (HRN 125). Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #1
    Confessions (1953) 1

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  • Issue #25
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 25
  • Issue #1
    Crime Detective Comics Volume 2 (1950) 1

    "Walkie-Talkie Mamie," "African Penman," "A Package From Paris," "Two Men from Oregon," "The Royal Can Opener," "Cooked in Oil," Two page text story, "Ship-Lifter." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Crime Detective Comics Volume 2 (1950) 7

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  • Issue #86
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 86

    52-pages. 2-page center spread color ad, "90,000,000 Americans Can't be Wrong! 90,000,000 people read the comics every day!" Comics are toughted as having "the largest audience in the world, including movies, sports, yes, even radio!" Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Crime Must Pay The Penalty (1948) 13

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  • Issue #61
    Daredevil Comics (1941 Lev Gleason) 61

    Daredevil and the Little Wise Guys star in "The Haunted House" (art by Norman Maurer) and "300 Miles Into the Sky" (art by Al Borth). Sniffer back-up story. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Dead Eye Western Comics Vol. 1 (1948) 9

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    "Two-Bits" (art by Gerald McCann?), "the Outsiders," "Alarm Clock Evans," "The Battle of Aspen," "The Saga of Dead-Eye Dan" (art by Dick Briefer), and "Sam Has Passed Away." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #158
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 158

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    Batman and Robin star in "The Thousand and One Trophies of Batman!" Roy Raymond, TV Detective stars in Impossible But True feature, "The Impossible Murder Case!" Robotman stars in "Felony and Fun!" Pow-Wow Smith stars in "The Brave Who Was a Coward!" Dover and Clover star in "Clue Crazy!" Superman stars in a one-page public service announcement, "Superman's Code For Buddies." Joker image on cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Dick Tracy Monthly (1948-1961) 26

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    Dick Tracy in "Mistaken Identity," "Act of Fate," and an untitled story. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Dotty Dripple (1946) 11

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  • Issue #3
    Dudley (1949) 3
    Published Apr 1950 by Feature.

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  • Issue #4
    Durango Kid (1949 ME) 4

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  • Issue #5
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  • Volume 12, Issue 4
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    Volume 12, Issue 4 - April 1950. Cover by Robert Gibson Jones. Science Fiction and Adventures stories. This issue features "The Face Beyond the Veil" by Franklin Bahl and the first two stories ever published by Mack Reynolds, "The Isolationist" and "He Took it with Him" (as Clark Collins). Softcover Pulp, 7-in x 10-in, 164 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.