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Comic books April 1950

  • Vol. 42 #1
    10 Story Western Magazine (1936-1954 Popular) Pulp Vol. 42 #1

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  • Vol. 39 #4
    15 Mystery Stories (1950 Popular) Pulp Vol. 39 #4

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  • Issue #2
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  • Vol. 25 #3
    44 Western Magazine (1937-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 25 #3

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  • Vol. 1 #3
    A. Merritt's Fantasy Magazine (1949-1950 Recreational Reading) Pulp Vol. 1 #3

    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 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Apr 1950
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular) Pulp Apr 1950

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  • 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, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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

    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 #4
    Adventures into the Unknown (1950 Arnold Book Co.) UK Edition 4

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    Cover by Ogden Whitney. Reprints Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) #91. 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #2
    Adventures of Bob Hope (1950) 2
    • 1" spine split from base.
    • Cover detached.
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    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.

  • Vol. 34 #1
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  • Vol. 7 #3
    Airboy Comics (1945-1953 Hillman) Vol. 7 #3

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    Cover by Ernest Schroeder. Stories and art by Bob Powell and Ernest Schroeder. One of the more fanciful and influential of 1940s aviator heroes, Airboy fights evil with his radio-controlled plane "Birdie" and its plethora of experimental flying tech. Sometimes listed as Airboy Comics #74. No issue # on cover; Vol. 7, issue #3 in indicia. Airboy battles a gigantic, bloblike creature a scientific expedition accidentally brought up from the ocean floor. The Heap tries to stop a forest outcast from using animals to get revenge on the nearby town. Two tales of savage animals in the wild, including a wolf and a buffalo. Airboy; The Heap; Three-Toes the Wolf; King Keglar; The Rover; The Killer Buffalo. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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

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  • Issue #5
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  • Vol. 5 #5
    All Sports Magazine (1939-1951 Columbia Publications) Pulp Vol. 5 #5

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  • Issue #52
    All Star Comics (1940-1978) 52
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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. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 5 #3
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  • Vol. 24 #4
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 24 #4
    • Water damage.

    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 #316
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  • Issue #43
    Archie (1943) 43
    • Water damage, staple rust/migration.
    • Cover and centerfold detached at one staple.
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    • Centerfold detached.
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    • Centerfold detached at one staple, cover coming loose at staples. 1.5" cumulative spine split.

    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.

  • Vol. 330 #4
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 330 #4

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  • Vol. 1 #10
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  • Vol. 45 #2
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 45 #2

    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. 5.5-in. x 7.5-in., 162 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #51
    Basinful of Fun (1941 F.Youngman LTD) 51

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

  • Issue #610
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    Published 1950 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #611
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    Published 1950 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #612
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    Published 1950 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #613
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    Published 1950 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #614
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    Published 1950 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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

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  • Issue #131
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  • Issue #2
    Betty and Her Steady (1950) 2

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    Art by Frank Carin and others. Numbering continues from Going Steady with Betty (1949) #1. An experimental early romance comic featuring both comics stories and illustrated confession stories, which sounds more exciting than text stories. In an unusual approach, each page is split, with comics on the upper half and text stories on the lower half. Betty and her classmates all have crushes on the handsome French teacher; Bettys parents think television will keep the kids from necking in the parlor. Love by Television; Theres an End to Caring; Teachers Pet; Star Gazing; I Paid for My Desire!; Opening Night. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Bill Boyd Western (1950) 2
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    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.

  • 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
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • Slight scuffing to front of slab, debris trapped between outer slab and inner well (front cover, see image).
    • Label #3432AF-011

    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 (?). 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Blazing West (1948) 10

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    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
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    • INCOMPLETE. Missing ad page. Does not interrupt art or story.

    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Tom Gill and Sid Greene. L. B. Cole's Star Publications takes over the Blue Bolt series, and as the superhero craze wanes, Blue Bolt becomes a backup feature to Dick Cole in his own title. Now an ace pilot and magazine photographer, Blue Bolt tries to help a boy out of a three-million-dollar mess. The true story of early boxing legend Ruby Rob Fitzsimmons and his victory over Gentleman Jim Corbett. The Target and the Targeteers play themselves during a movie shoot, featuring a rampaging gorilla cover by L. B. Cole. Blue Bolt the American; Chameleon: Killer's Holiday; You and What Army!; I Can't; The Target and the Targeteers. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Apr 1950
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp Apr 1950

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  • Issue #52
    Boy Comics (1942) 52
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    • Cover oxidation.

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Jerry Grandenetti, Bart Tumey, C.H. Moore, and Charles Biro. An anthology title from publisher Lev Gleason and his primary creator, Charles Biro, featuring teen hero Crimebuster and his nemesis Iron Jaw. CB helps a snob investigate his family tree, and what he discovers drives him mad. The criminal called The Ape executes a series of daring escapes from a train in motion and a plane in flight, despite the presence of CB and the police. Another in a series of multi-joke two-page spreads by an unknown artist, this one set in a winter landscape. Also featuring a vintage ad for the Slinky ("It's a dandy toy!"). Crimebuster: The Fantastic Riddle of Philbert's Family Tree; The Maddest Criminal of All--the Ape; The Meanest Man in Town; Winter Blunderland; Little Wise Guys: Pee Wee Takes the Count. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 40 #4
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  • Vol. 42 #4
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  • Issue #30
    Buzzy (1944) 30
    Tags: Archie
    Published Apr 1950 by DC.

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    52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 56 #7
    California Pelican (1903-1988 A.S.U.C) Vol. 56 #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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    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
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
    • 2" Cumulative spine split. Centerfold detached. Cover loose at top staple. From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.

    Cover by C.C. Beck. Stories by Otto Binder, Al Liederman, Howard Boughner and unknown. Art by C.C. Beck, Pete Costanza, Al Liederman and Howard Boughner. Captain Marvel battles the Space-Hunter in "The World's Mightiest Fight" by Otto Binder and C.C. Beck. Captain Marvel also stars in: "Sivana's Better Self" with art by Pete Costanza; "Captain Marvel Helps WHIZ Get Color Television" by Otto Binder and Pete Costanza; and "The Man Who Stole Dirt" by Otto Binder and Pete Costanza. Plus: Captain Kid in "Tripped by a Boat Trip" by Al Liederman; Headline Harry tale "The Gift" by Howard Boughner; Jon Jarl in the 2-page text story "Time Trip" with script by Otto Binder (as Eando Binder); and 1-page Tootsie Roll ad "Captain Tootsie Catches Run-Away Horse" with art by Bill Schreiber. 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.