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Comic books April 1950

  • Issue #12
    Henry (1948 Dell) 12
    Published Apr 1950 by Dell.
  • Issue #4
    Hi-School Romance (1949) 4

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  • Issue #4
    Hickory (1949) 4
    Published Apr 1950 by Quality.
    • Store stamp on front cover.
  • Vol. 10 #1
    Hollywood Detective (1942-1950 Culture Publications) Pulp Vol. 10 #1
    • 1.5" Cumulative spine split. Cream pages.
  • Issue #3
    Hollywood Diary (1949) 3

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  • Issue #1
    Hollywood Film Stories (1950) 1

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    Photo cover features June Allyson. Something different from Crestwood/Feature: retellings of classic Hollywood movies using official film stills with added word balloons, creating fumetti with all-star casts. This issue includes Deadly Is the Female, better known as the cult classic Gun Crazy, and other film noir classics. Starring Peggy Cummings, John Dall, Robert Mitchum, Joan Fontaine, Gail Russell, Farley Granger, Peggy Ryan, Zachary Scott, John Payne, Lon Chaney Jr., Robert Ryan and Joan Leslie. Deadly Is the Female; Captain China; Bed Of Roses; Born to Be Bad; Side Street. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Honeymoon Romance (1950) 1

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  • Issue #42
    Hopalong Cassidy (1943 Fawcett/DC) 42

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    Photo cover of Hopalong Cassidy (William Boyd). "The Arsenal Murders!", art by Joe Certa; An outlaw gang has stolen guns from military arsenals and killed the guards. "The Land Grabber," art by Charles Quinlan; Landgrabbers try to chase the Indians off their land. "The Elephant Hunter"; Whitey wants to go to Africa and catch an elephant for the circus. "The Unfortunate Flight," art by Charles Quinlan; Deputy Mesquite buys a pigeon for the pigeon race. "Silent Slim's Enemy" text story by R. R. Symes. "The Bad Egg" starring Big Bow and Little Arrow. "Dress up Just Like Hopalong Cassidy" Porter's ad. "The Return of the Dead!", art by Joe Certa; A fired drunk stage driver kills to get his job back. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Humphrey Comics (1948 Harvey) 10

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  • Issue #4
    Jimmy Wakely (1949) 4

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    Jimmy Wakely stars in "Where There's Smoke, There's Gunfire," "Outlaws of the Night" (art by Alex Toth), and "Jimmy Wakely and the Hollywood Queen." Kit Colby, Girl Sheriff stars in "The Hidden Treasure from the East." Also in this issue: "The Town Jesse James Couldn't Rob" (art by Frank Frazetta; 3 pages), and a one-page Pot-Shot Pete strip (by Harvey Kurtzman). Wonder Woman stars in a one-page public service announcement, "It's Fun to be Healthy!" Photo cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #43
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 43
    • Staple rust. Rust migration.

    "Joe's Fight for Life in the Wilds of Brazil." Back-up basketball story, "Sport Short Featuring Kentucky Wildcats" (art by Bob Powell; 2 pages). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    John Wayne Adventure Comics (1949-1955 Toby Press) 2
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #1270656001
    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #0145141020
    • 1.5" Cumulative spine split.
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    John Wayne photo cover. The Battle of the Giants starring Wayne, pencils by Gil Kane; boxer Gib Horns will take on all comers; hell pay $100 a round to anybody who stays three rounds with him. Horses of the Old West. The Vanishing Stagecoach. A Man Called Bat text story by Ern Stanley. Draw!, art by Frank Frazetta (two pages). The Blue Lightnin' Twins starring Wayne. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #134
    Jumbo Comics (1938) 134
    • 1" spine split from base of comic.

    In order of appearance: "Sheena, Queen of the Jungle" art by Robert Webb; "The Ghost Gallery", "Stuart Taylor in Weird Stories of the Supernatural", and "ZX-5" art by Jack Kamen; and "The Hawk" art by Robert Webb. "The Most Famous of All Escapes, Part Two" text story by John Williams. 52 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #124
    Jungle Comics (1940 Fiction House) 124
    • Trimmed
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Top and right edge of cover trimmed.
    • Label #0349417016

    "The Trail of the Pharaoh's Eye," art by Maurice Whitman; Kaänga and the district commissioner seek the Bolton safari; They find the party's doctor and press on; At the safari camp, Professor Bolton is ill and the natives believe that he is possessed; The natives assemble to drive out the Bolton party; Kaänga soon learns that the doctor, Norris, has betrayed the party and convinced the natives of the evil possession of Bolton in order to make a claim on the lost Bankhead Diamond Mine discovered by the party. Untitled story; A gohali maddened bull attacks Madu, who has set himself up as lord of the water hole; The wounded Madu flees and is attacked by Simba who drives him from the jungle. Untitled story; Terry and artist Miss Hall are captured by slavers; They make an escape and lead their pursuers into an ambush previously planned by Terry and Keeto. Untitled story, art by Howard Larsen; Logo, witch doctor of the N'kolis, takes the reins of power from the late chief's daughter, Meme; When Tabu attempts to restore Meme to her chieftainship, Logo dismisses Tabu's illusions for what they are; Tabu then lures a gorilla to the village and where it attacks Logo and carries him off into the jungle. Untitled story, art by Henry Kiefer; Polga is selected to go to America to study medicine; His jealous brother, Guroa, attempts to murder him; He is saved by Wambi who exposes Guroa. Untitled story, art by Ralph Mayo; The commissioner sends Camilla and small party to confirm the discovery of some ancient temple treasures; He sends a runner after the party departs to warn them of white criminals operating in the area; The criminals, Morgan's gang, intercept the runner and take his letter, re-writing it so that Camilla will believe that the commissioner wants them on the expedition. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Jungle Lil (1950) 1

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    Art by Joe Orlando and Vern Henkel. Redheaded jungle queen Lil is another Sheena wanna-be, right down to the leopard-skin bikini. Diamond hunters violate the Kumbes' sacred burial cave by donning a Jungle Lil disguise; Bwaani confronts the slaver behind an impending tribal war; Treasure hunters con villagers into believing that a long-dead chief has returned, to trick them into mining ore. Betrayer of the Kombe Dead!!; The Slaves of the Idol Thieves' Caravan!; Jungle Oil; The Ghosts of the Bandza Kraal! Numbering continues with Dorothy Lamour (1950) #2; Jungle Lil returned in Feature Stories Magazine #3. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Kerry Drake Detective Cases (1944) 19

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  • Issue #88
    Lady Luck (1949) 88
    Published Apr 1950 by Quality.

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  • Issue #38
    Laugh Comics (1946 1st Series) 38
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  • Vol. 5 #2
    Leading Western (1945-1950 Trojan Magazines) Pulp Vol. 5 #2

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  • Issue #13
    Leave It to Binky (1948) 13
    • Staple rust with migration. Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Bob Oksner. Reach Out and Touch Someone, script by Hal Seeger, art by Bob Oksner; Allergy gets Binky in trouble with Peggy, so Binky decides to throttle him--if he can catch him. Dumped, script by Hal Seeger, inks by Bob Oksner; Lucy is going steady with Phil and is looking for a way to let Herbert down easily. The Errand, art by Bob Oksner; Pa sends Binky to the hardware store for some washers, but Binky over-thinks the problem and ends up on the outs with everyone. It's Fun to be Healthy public service announcement with Wonder Woman, script by Jack Schiff, art by Irwin Hasen. The Come Back Kid, art by Bob Oksner; Little Allergy causes havoc with a boomerang. Paying Forward; Liz uses a lecture on giving happiness to get happiness to get her mom to loan her four dollars. The Life of the Party, script by Hal Seeger, art by Bob Oksner. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 27 #4
    Liberty (1924-1950 Macfadden) Vol. 27 #4

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  • Issue #13
    Life Story (1949) 13
    Published Apr 1950 by Fawcett.

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    Vol. 3 No. 1 Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Little Lizzie (1949 Marvel) 5

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  • Issue #22
    Little Lulu (1948 Dell/Gold Key) 22

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    Cover art by John Stanley. Alvinsitting; Lulu is baby-sitting for Alvin and he locks her out of the house. Haunted Delivery; Tubby makes a drugstore delivery to a house of ghosts. Lulu's Umbrella Service; Wilbur hires Lulu to take him home under her umbrella. The Unseen Enemy; Tubby is scared when he gets an anonymous threatening phone call. North Pole; Lulu tells Alvin about when she discovered the North Pole. All scripts by John Stanley, art by Irving Tripp. Two-page text story, Lulus Diry ("Diary"). Back cover has advertisement for five color Little Lulu pinups. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Little Max (1949) 4
    Published Apr 1950 by Harvey.

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  • Issue #22
    Lone Ranger (1948 Dell) 22
    • 8 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached. Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Facts about the ordeals faced by candidates for chief of the Osage tribe. The Lone Ranger and the Star Sapphire, art by Charles Flanders; Col. Yardley trades his wife's family jewels to a blackmailer in order to keep the real circumstances of their son's death a secret. The Lone Ranger and the Wheat Fire in Green Valley, art by Charles Flanders; People from a settlement drain a lake to put out a wheat field fire set by Mr. Newton in order to cause a family to lose their farm. Running Fox's Change of Heart text story by Gaylord Du Bois. The Deserted Pueblo, script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Tom Hickey; Young Hawk, Little Buck, and White Fawn lose their canoe after an earthquake, then find a deserted pueblo village. Based on the popular Western TV series. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #102
    Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (1941 Dell) 102
  • Issue #102
    Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (Canadian Edition) 102

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    Canadian edition with same content as U.S. edition. Inside front cover is blank; indica appears on bottom of back cover rather than at bottom of first story page. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 40 #3
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  • Issue #4
    Love Confessions (1949) 4

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    Photo Cover by Len Ufland of Bobbie Moore. Stories by unknown. Art by Reed Crandall, Paul Gustavson? and unknown. Tormented hearts and joyous dreams -- all are present in these dramas of desire! Featuring: "Night of Surrender" starring Bruce Gaines, Mr. Dunson, Mrs. Desser, Polly Long and Wade Hamlin; "Helpless Helen" starring Christie, Helen Carter, Kit, Marge and Walt Byers; "Shackles of Devotion" starring Dr. Dennis Moran, Mrs. Maxwell, Lenore Maxwell and Reverend Hinchley; and "They Called Me Hussy" starring Karen Moore, Mrs. Purdy, Sheldon Drake and Stella Purdy. Plus: 1-page text story "The Love Charm" starring Grace Woolescroft and Harry Lincoln. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Love Experiences (1949) 4

    Painted cover. In order of appearance: "Could Love Stand Such Separation?" reprinted in Glamorous Romances (1949) #77; "Those Forbidden Dates" reprinted in Glamorous Romances (1949) #74; "To Make Him Notice Me" reprinted in Ten Story Love Vol. 33 (1954) #2; and "Whirlwind Proposal" reprinted in Love Experiences (1949) #24. "Help Yourself to Allure: For Prettier Smiles...New Dental Miracles, Home Skin Treatments, Home Aids to Beauty..." text article reprinted as "The Charm Corner..." in Real Love (1949-56 Ace) #38, "Glamorizing Yourself..." in Glamorous Romances (1949) #56, "Your Charm Guide..." in Love at First Sight (1949) #23, and "Hints For Beauty..." in Ten Story Love Vol. 33 (1954) #1, and partially reprinted as "Help Yourself to Allure..." in Love Experiences (1949) #27 and as "For a More Glamorous You..." in Complete Love Magazine Vol. 32 (1956) #3. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Love Lessons (1949) 4

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  • Vol. 21 #4
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  • Issue #2
    Love Scandals (1950) 2
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    • Staple rust.
  • Vol. 30 #4
    Love Short Stories (1940-1955 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 30 #4

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  • Vol. 6 #4
    Mammoth Western (1945-1951 Ziff-Davis) Pulp Vol. 6 #4

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  • Issue #46
    Marvel Family (1945) 46

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  • Issue #114
    Master Comics (1940 Fawcett) 114
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  • Vol. 2 #1
    Max Brand's Western Magazine (1949-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 2 #1

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  • Issue #2
    Midget Comics (1950) 2

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    Tex West, Cowboy Marshall Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Mighty Mouse (1947 St. John/Pines) 16

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  • Issue #22
    Millie the Model (1946) 22

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  • Issue #96
    Modern Comics (1945) 96

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    Cover pencils by Reed Crandall, inks by Chuck Cuidera. Untitled stories starring Blackhawk and Spectra, Torchy (script and art by Gill Fox), Ezra (script and art by Harry Sahle), and Will Bragg. Dinner For Blackhawk text story starring Blackhawk. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Modern Love (1949) 6
    Published Apr 1950 by EC.

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  • Vol. 1 #1
    Modern Love Stories (1950 Atlas News) Pulp Vol. 1 #1

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  • Issue #47
    Monte Hale Western (1948) 47
  • Issue #25
    MovieTowns Animal Antics (1950) 25

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  • Issue #14
    Mr. District Attorney (1948) 14
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • 3 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple. Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover by Howard Purcell and Sheldon Moldoff. Stories by Phil Evans, Stookie Allen, Henry Boltinoff and unknown. Art by Howard Purcell, Charles Paris, Nick Cardy, George Roussos, Stookie Allen, Henry Boltinoff and unknown. Brand-new adventures of radio's No. 1 hit! Mr. District Attorney in: "The Innocent Man in Murderers' Row!" with art by Howard Purcell and Charles Paris; "The Alibi King!" by Phil Evans, Purcell and Paris; and "Murder at Ceiling Zero!" by Evans, Purcell and Paris. Also in this issue: Fred Tate "S.S. Ace" 1-pager by Stookie Allen; A Police at Work Feature "Bridge Cop" with pencils by Nick Cardy; Stanley Gilkins "Ideal Cop" half-pager by Allen; A Casebook Mystery "The Clue of the Housekeeper's Cold!" with pencils by George Roussos; The Crime File 2-page text article; and Casey the Cop 1-pager by Henry Boltinoff. 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #45
    Mutt and Jeff (1939-65 All Am./National/Dell/Harvey) 45
    • 2" Cumulative spine split.
  • Issue #34
    My Desire (1949-1950 Fox Features) 34

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    Tales of the rocky road to romance from Fox Feature Syndicate. Sometimes listed as My Desire #4. Lolly does not accept her widowed mother's new husband, or her new step-sister Kathy; Don suspects the worst when his wife Lora won't tell her the truth about her past; Josephine resists falling for her father's handsome new employee. Plus love advice to readers and advice on overcoming shyness. Sultry cover by an unknown artist. I Hated Him; My Secret Haunted Me; Love's Mailbox; It's Personal: Are You Shy?; I Tried Not to Love Him. Final issue under this title; numbering continues with Murder Incorporated (1950 2nd Series) #5, oddly enough. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.