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Comic books May 1950

  • Vol. 42 #2
    10 Story Western Magazine (1936-1954 Popular) Pulp Vol. 42 #2


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    Volume 42, Issue 2 - May, 1950. 6.75" x 9.75", 130 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 4 #2
    10 True Crime Cases (1950 Current Detective Stories Inc.) Magazine Vol. 4 #2


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  • Issue #40
    4Most Vol. 8 (1949) Four Most 40

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Mickey Spillane and Harold de Lay. Adventures of clean-cut teen heroes of the 1940s. Edison Bell and Jerry use a code on a bookshelf to catch a fugitive bank robber, in the final adventure of the boy inventor. Kit and Dan and the other cadets join forces with local farmboys to try to save the dam from washing out and flooding the valley, in the final Cadet adventure. A 2-page (prose) story by future hardboiled detective author Mickey Spillane. White Rider and Superhorse; Edison Bell; Creature of the Deep; Major Alford J. Williams; The Cadet. Final issue under this title; series continues as Thrilling Crime Cases (1950) #41. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 2 #1
    5 Western Novels Magazine (1949-1954 Standard Magazines) Pulp Vol. 2 #1

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  • Vol. 23 #1
    Ace-High Western Stories (1940-1951 Fictioneers) Vol. 23 #1


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    Volume 23, Issue 1 - May, 1950. 6.75" x 9.75", 132 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #144
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 144
    Published May 1950 by DC.

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    Cover art by Al Plastino. Clark Kent's Career starring Superman, script by Alvin Schwartz, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. The Poison Planet starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. Dead Man's Gold starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The Quest For Two Dead Men starring Vigilante, script by Gardner Fox, art by Dan Barry. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #130
    Action Comics (Canadian c.1948-1950 National Comics Publications of Canada/Simcoe) 130

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    Canadian Reprint of material from Action Comics (1938 DC) 130. Includes "Superman and the Mermaid" feature, "The Adventure of Aladdin's Lamp" Congo Bill story, "One Man's Army" starring Zatara, and Vigilante story "The Singing Bandit of Black Hills". Other material from the American edition is omitted. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • May 1950
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  • Issue #152
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 152

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    Superboy Hunts For a Job, script by Alvin Schwartz, art by John Sikela; Clark goes to Metropolis during school vacation to try to figure out what he wants to be when he grows up. Don't Go Near the Water starring Aquaman, art by John Daly. The Doomed Safari starring Johnny Quick, art by Ralph Mayo. The Amazing Jungle of Robot Menace starring Green Arrow, script by Ed Herron, art by George Papp. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #151
    Adventure Comics (Canadian 1948 National Comics/Simcoe) 151

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    May-June 1950 Canadian Reprint. Cover by Al Plastino. "The Boy Who Talked Too Much" (A) John Sikela - Superboy has to teach Danny Peale a lesson when he spreads gossip via ham radio, "The Biography of Black Jack" starring Aquaman (A) John Daly, "Sir Justin, Bronco Buster!" starring Shining Knight (W) Joe Samachson (A) Frank Frazetta, and "A Brother For Speedy" starring Green Arrow (A) George Papp. 7 1/4 x 10 1/4, full color, 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Adventures into the Unknown (1950 Arnold Book Co.) UK Edition 5

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    Art by Kurt Schaffenberger. Cover by Ogden Whitney. Reprints Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) #92. 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4
    Adventures of Alan Ladd (1949) 4

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    Edited by Whitney Ellsworth. Photo cover of Alan Ladd. Stories by Ruben Moreira, Curt Swan, John Fischetti, Nick Cardy, Henry Boltinoff, Harry Lazarus, Jack Schiff, and Al Plastino. Your favorite Hollywood star in hard-hitting action stories! Public service announcement with Superman, script by Jack Schiff, art by Al Plastino. Text story attributed to Alan Ladd, but probably ghost-written by Jack Miller. 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Issue #4
    Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1949) 4

    Based on radio show. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 34 #2

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  • Vol. 7 #4
    Airboy Comics (1945-1953 Hillman) Vol. 7 #4

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    Cover by Ernest Schroeder. Stories and art by John Prentice 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 #75. No issue # on cover; Vol. 7, issue #4 in indicia. Airboy's old foe Zzed returns from the dead, with a plot to melt the polar icecaps and flood the world. The Heap is drawn into a battle over the oil-rich swamps where he was transformed from a human into a heap. The true story of 1890s baseball legend Willie Keeler. Airboy; The Heap; Sea Gypsies of Borneo; Little "Slug"; A Man Against Mt. Everest; The Sun Dance. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #113
    All American Western (1948-1952 DC) 113

    Cover pencils by Alex Toth, inks by Joe Giella. Johnny Thunder Indian Chief, script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Alex Toth (signed), inks by Joe Giella. Ad for Adventures of Alan Ladd #4 and Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet #4. Ride the Iron Horse featuring Overland Coach, pencils by Frank Giacoia, inks by Bob Lander. The Case of the Iron Shirt--Epics of the Texas Rangers, art by John Giunta. The Trail of the Riderless Horse starring Minstrel Maverick, pencils by Irwin Hasen, inks by Bernard Sachs. Up the Chisholm Trail, script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Arthur Peddy, inks by John Giunta. Colorful Names of the West article, art by Raymond Perry; describes how several towns were named. The Rescue of the Golden Caravan starring Foley of the Fighting Fifth, script by John Broome, art by Joe Kubert. Superman's Code for Buddies public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Al Plastino. Ad for Adventures of Bob Hope #2. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 2 #4
    All-Story Western (1949-1950 New Publications) Pulp Vol. 2 #4

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  • Vol. 24 #5
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 24 #5


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    • 1 1/2" spine split from bottom.
    • 1" Spine split from bottom. Water damage.
    • 7 1/4" Cumulative spine split (taped).

    May 1950. Cover by Arnold Kohn. Science fiction stories by William Carter Sawtelle "Slaves of the Crystal Brain", Robert Bloch "Tooth or Consequences", Kris Neville, Rog Phillips, Frances M. Deegan, E.K. Jarvis, Gerald Vance, Mack Reynolds, and Paul Lohrman. Illustrations by Murphy Anderson (2 stories), Leo Ramon Summers, Edmond Swiatek, and Enoch Sharpe. 7-in. x 10-in.; black and white; 196 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #1
    Amazing Stories (1950-1955 Pulp) UK Edition 1

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  • Vol. 33 #5
    American Girl (1942) Magazine Vol. 33 #5


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    The American Girl magazine. For all girls--Published by the Girl Scouts, features articles, advice, and crafts. 8 1/2-in. x 11 1/2-in., 52 pages, B&W Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #317

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

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  • Vol. 7 #3
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938 Pulp) UK Edition Vol. 7 #3

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  • Vol. 45 #3
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 45 #3


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    Volume 54, Issue 3 - May, 1950. Cover by Brush. Stories: "The Helping Hand" by Poul Anderson, "The Apprentice" Miles M. Acheson, "The Potters of Firsk" by Jack Vance, and "The Wizard of Linn" (Part two of three) by A.E. van Vogt. 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 #7
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 7
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #0346093021
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    Matt Baker cover. "Gerald Chapman," "Science Corners Criminals" (with story and art by Jack Cole), "Scoop Daily," "Manhunters, Guardians of the Law," "How the Masked Blackjack Proved His Innocence" (reprinted from issue #4). Two one page text stories, "Crime Doesn't Pay: Jack Diamond" and "Two Minutes To Doom." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Babe (1948) 11
    Published May 1950 by Prize/Headline.

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    Hillbilly blonde Babe faces the most challenging baseball game of her career, against a team who takes the phrase Take no prisoners a little too literally. Story, art and cover by Boody Rogers. Final issue of the series. 52 pages. Cover price $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Babe Ruth Sports Comics (1949-1951 Harvey) 7

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    Stories and art by Bob Powell and others. Comics about famous sports figures of the past, featuring a continuing comics biography of baseball legend Babe Ruth. Canadian hockey legend and WWII soldier Turk Broda becomes a coach after retiring. Boxer Sugar Ray Robinson is regarded by many as the greatest boxer of all time. Part seven of the comics biography of Babe Ruth. The Life of Babe Ruth; Turk Broda: Hockey's Prize-Winning Goalie; Sugar Ray Robinson: Boxing's Battering Businessman; Andy Varipapa: Bowling Champ at 55; Zoe Ann Olsen: Champion Springboard Beauty; Track Stars of 1950; Baseball Training Camp Tips. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #52

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  • Issue #58
    Batman (1940) 58
    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1950 by DC.

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    Cover pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris. The State-Bird Crimes!, script by Bill Woolfolk, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; While paroled from prison, the Penguin tries to convince the Birdlovers' Society to elect the Penguin as state bird; They mock him so he robs them one by one until Batman and Robin intervene. The Brand of a Hero!, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson discover an unsolved mystery from the past; Professor Carter Nichols sends them back in time to investigate. Death Dance, art by Jack Sparling. One-page Daffy & Doodle story. Ultraviolet Bullets text article, art by Raymond Perry. The Black Diamond!, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; Crime lord The Black Diamond helps notorious criminals escape from prison so they will join his gang; He tells his gang to kill Batman; They manage to shoot him. -page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. 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 #615

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  • Issue #616

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  • Issue #617

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  • Issue #618

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  • Vol. 9 #2
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    Volume 9, Issue 2 - May, 1950. Humor and scantily clad women. Peter Driben cover. 8.5" x 11.5". 62 pages. Black and white. Cover price $0.25.

  • May 1950

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  • Issue #132
    Bestseller Mystery (1937-1958 American Mercury) Digest 132

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  • May 1950
    Black Mask (1920-1951 Pro-Distributors/Popular) Black Mask Detective Pulp May 1950

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  • Issue #18
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 18

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    36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #105
    Blue Bolt (1949) 105

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Tom Gill and Joe Simon. 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. A reprint of the very first Blue Bolt adventure, by Captain America creator Joe Simon: Experiments with lightning and radiation transform an ordinary man into the superhero Blue Bolt. A reprint of the origin of the crime-fighting master of disguise, Peter Stockbridge, aka the Chameleon. The Target and the Targeteers battle a subterranean menace far beneath the Earth's surface. Featuring an exceptionally terrific cover by L. B. Cole. Blue Bolt: The Human Lightning Streak; Chameleon: Meet the Chameleon; Dan'l Flannel; The Target and the Targeteers. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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

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  • Vol. 12 #4
    Blue Ribbon Western (1937-1950 Columbia) Pulp Vol. 12 #4


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    Volume 12, Issue 4 - April/May, 1950. 7" x 10", 96 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #2
    Bold Stories (1950) 2

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    May 1950 issue. No issue number. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #53
    Boy Comics (1942) 53

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Al Borth 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. A town mayor (who looks like Edward G. Robinson) refuses to approve a teen rec building to combat juvenile delinquency, because he thinks all teens are thugs and hoodlums. Manager Burt Shotton of the Brooklyn Dodgers explains how to play baseball, in a unique illustrated comics piece. A dog helps rescue a kidnapped boy. Also featuring a vintage house ad that claims 90 million Americans read comics. Crimebuster: Are Tough Guys Really Tough?; A Ransom Note, a Dog, and Young Jerry Norton; Dangerous Cargo; It's the Law!; Spring Training by Burt Shotton; Little Wise Guys: A Chair For Scarecrow. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Vol. 40 #5

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  • Vol. 42 #5

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  • Issue #3
    Broadway Romances (1950) 3

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  • Issue #21
    Buccaneers (1950 Quality) 21

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    Cover pencils by Reed Crandall. Stories by unknown. Art by Reed Crandall and unknown. An Indian priestess convinces the local natives to attack the colony in an untitled Captain Daring story also starring Patch, Sir Mark Drayton, Delores Drayton, Chief Ranco, Xoctil, Quilla and Fenton Brint. Also featuring untitled tales of Black Roger, The Spanish Main and Eric Falcon, Soldier of Fortune. Plus: Captain Daring in 1-page text story "A Woman's Weapon"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #108
    Captain Marvel Adventures (1941-1953 Fawcett) 108

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    Cover by C.C. Beck. Stories by Otto Binder and unknown. Art by unknown. Captain Marvel (Billy Batson) stars in: "The Terrible Termites"; "The Betrayal of Mr. Morris"; "The Most Dangerous Job on Earth" with story by Otto Binder; and "Mr. Tawny's Detective Case" with story by Otto Binder (Tawky Tawny appearance). Plus: Captain Kid in "The Candy Kid"! And: Jon Jarl in the 2-page text story "New Moon" with script by Otto Binder (as Eando Binder). 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #85
    Captain Marvel Jr. (1942-1953 Fawcett) 85

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    Cover by Kurt Schaffenberger. Stories by Art Helfant and Otto Binder. Art by Bud Thompson, Frank Bolle, Art Helfant and Joe Certa. Superhero action with Freddy Freeman, who gains the same powers as his hero Captain Marvel, better known these days as Shazam. Captain Marvel Jr. wants to know the secret of a nerdy kid's sudden athletic prowess, and so does a gangster. A mad scientist's latest creation is a repellant that only affects Captain Marvel Jr. Plus a vintage ad for Wheaties cereal ("Breakfast of Champions!") featuring baseball MVP Phil Rizzuto. Captain Marvel, Jr.'s Nemesis; Clever Clara; Rubbernose Randolph; The Boy Who Wanted to Be Famous; The Captain Marvel, Jr. Repeller; Gambling With a Gun; Freshman Freddy: The Big Investigation; Kanvasback: Movie Fan; The Fortress of Freedom. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #41

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