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Comic books October 1950

  • Issue #45
    Fun Parade (1942) 45

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  • Issue #7
    Funny Films (1949) 7

    Cover by Dan Gordon. Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Art by Dan Gordon and others. Funny-animal comics from independent publisher ACG, featuring the Itchy & Scratchy-like Puss an Boots, misguided inventor Blunderbunny, owl detective Whoo-Dunnit, and Western dog marshal Alkali Ike. Sometimes the characters break through the fourth wall and into the laps of the kids who are watching their cartoons. Boots finally decides to do away with Puss, but the cat has one last trick to play; Blunderbunnys hole-making invention seems like a good idea at the time; His idea for a machine that automatically takes things apart is also doomed to create chaos and destruction. Puss an' Boots; Blunderbunny; Whoo-Doodit; Alkali Ike and His Horse Oatsie. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #56
    Funny Stuff (1944) 56
    Published Oct 1950 by DC.
    • Cover detached at one staple. Pieces missing from back cover.

    Cover art by Otto Feuer. Dodo and the Frog story, art by Otto Feuer. Blabber Mouse story, art by Rube Grossman. Frady Cat story, art by Otto Feuer. Dodo and the Frog story, art by Otto Feuer. Bernard the Brave, art by Otto Feuer. Blackie Bear story, art by Rube Grossman. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #3
    Future Combined with Science Fiction (1950-1951 Columbia Publications) Pulp 2nd Series Vol. 1 #3

    Cover by Leo Morey. Stories by L. Sprague de Camp, C. M. Kornbluth and Poul Anderson. Illustrations by Virgil Finlay, Milton Luros, Kiemle, and Poulton. 7-in. x 10-in. 96 newsprint pages B&W. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #23
    Gabby Hayes Western (1948 Fawcett) 23

    Gabby Hayes stars in "His Silent Pardner," "The Saga of the Battering Ram," and "The Fox Hunt!" Young Falcon back-up story, "The Broken Weapons." Whitey Whiskers back-up story, "His Raining Moment." Photo cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #1
    Galaxy Science Fiction (1950-1980 World/Galaxy/Universal) Vol. 1 #1

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    October 1950. Cover by David Stone. Stories: "Time Quarry"(Part 1) by Clifford D. Simak, "The Stars are the Styx" by Theodore Sturgeon, "Contagion" by Katherine MacLean, "Third From the Sun" by Richard Matheson, "Later Than You Think" by Fritz Leiber, "The Last Martian" by Fredric Brown, "Darwinian Pool Room" by Isaac Asimov. 5.25-in. x 7.5-in.; 160 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #1
    Gasoline Alley (1950 Star) 1

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    Cover by Frank King. Stories and art by Frank King. Reprints of the beloved, influential comic strip showcasing Midwestern American life through the lens of one growing family. Skeezix Wallet falls for Nina, but her father does not approve. Skeezix gets into a playful wrestling match that turns into a real fight. Walt shows Skeezix and Nina some fancy, old-fashioned dance moves. Also featuring an overview of the strip's complicated storyline for new readers, and a profile of the cartoonist. Introduction; Gasoline Alley; Frank King, Creator of Gasoline Alley. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #44
    Gene Autry Comics (1946-1959 Dell) 44

    Comic book featuring the famous singing cowboy hero Gene Autry. Gene Autry and Champion photo cover. Gene Autry pinup on inside front cover. "The Mystery-Voice Bandits," art by Nicholas Firfires; Two rangers carrying payrolls are shot, one dead, and the other mortally wounded; Before he dies he tells Gene he could recognize the voice of the robber as the son of the Ranger Chief. "Gene Autry and the No-Good Killer"; Rance Lawson and his gunmen are taking control over rangeland, ranches and all, by demanding sky-high taxes; They shoot up and burn out every settler who will not "cooperate." "Plenty o´ Punishment" text story. "The Killer´s Match"; Red Hammond, known as "The Killer," sets the stage for a jailbreak; He escapes, but his hideout gets unexpected visitors. Gene Autry photo on back cover. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #44
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    Canadian Edition. Comic book featuring the famous singing cowboy hero Gene Autry. Gene Autry and Champion photo cover. Gene Autry pinup on inside front cover. "The Mystery-Voice Bandits," art by Nicholas Firfires; Two rangers carrying payrolls are shot, one dead, and the other mortally wounded; Before he dies he tells Gene he could recognize the voice of the robber as the son of the Ranger Chief. "Gene Autry and the No-Good Killer"; Rance Lawson and his gunmen are taking control over rangeland, ranches and all, by demanding sky-high taxes; They shoot up and burn out every settler who will not "cooperate." "Plenty o´ Punishment" text story. "The Killer´s Match"; Red Hammond, known as "The Killer," sets the stage for a jailbreak; He escapes, but his hideout gets unexpected visitors. Gene Autry photo on back cover. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 6 #2
    Giant Western (1947-1953 Standard Magazines) Pulp Vol. 6 #2

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  • Vol. 3 #6
    Glance (1948-1952 Cape Magazine) 1st Series Vol. 3 #6

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  • Issue #9
    Gunsmoke (1949 Western Comics) 9

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    Cover by Walter Johnson. Stories by unknown. Art by Manny Stallman, Doug Wildey, Walter Johnson and unknown. Blazing heroes of the West! In this issue: Gunsmoke in "The Fatal Error" with art by Manny Stallman; The Masked Marvel in "The Duplicate Marvel"; "Kate Burlock -- She-Devil of the West" with art by Doug Wildey; "The Riddle of the Golden Eagle" with art by Walter Johnson; and 2-page text piece "Wagon Master" (with photos). 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #74
    Ha Ha Comics (1943) 74
    Published Oct 1950 by ACG.
  • Issue #39
    Happy Comics (1943) 39
    Published Oct 1950 by Nedor.
    • Cover loose.

    Contains funny animal stories. In order of appearance: "Happy Rabbit in 'Ship Ahoy!'" by Vincent Fago; "Puzzle Quiz" activity page; "Buddy Bear in 'Up in the Air'"; "Happy Rabbit in 'Double Trouble'"; "Custer Crocodile in 'Spots Before My Eyes!'"; and "Happy Rabbit in 'The Big Flop'". "The Winner, Supermouse: There's Plenty of Excitement When Supermouse and Roscoe Go to the Circus!" illustrated text story by Edna Richter. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #39
    Happy Comics (1950 Canadian Edition) 39

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  • Issue #43
    Headline Comics (1943) 43

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    Photo cover by Theda Hall and Emerson Hall. Stories and art by Jack Kirby and others. Headline Comics featured the lurid, hard-edged crime dramas then in vogue, many by Captain America creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Impoverished Claire gets mixed up with a blackmail gang; Buzz Tracy pulls the perfect heist, but fails to make the getaway; A sheriff uses rigged scales to trick a murderer to confess. Unlike the other photo covers, this cover combines dialogue balloons with photographs - a "fumetti" style rarely used in American comics of the era. Shakedown!; Dig Your Own Grave; Scales of Justice; Hit of the Show!; Closeups; Better Schools Make Better Communities; Ticket to Alcatraz; Our Swords Will Find You. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #39
    Hedy De Vine Comics (1947) (Hedy of Hollywood) 39
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    • 2" Spine split from top of comic.
  • Issue #15
    Henry (1948 Dell) 15
    Published Oct 1950 by Dell.
    • 3/4" Spine split from top.
  • Issue #2
    Henry Aldrich (1950 Dell) 2

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  • Vol. 10 #5
    Hollywood Detective (1942-1950 Culture Publications) Pulp Vol. 10 #5

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  • Issue #4
    Hollywood Film Stories (1950) 4

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    Photo cover features Betty Hutton. Something different from Crestwood/Feature: retellings of classic Hollywood movies using official film stills with added word balloons, creating fumetti with all-star casts. Starring Betty Hutton, Howard Duff, Ann Sothern, Zachary Scott, and Yvonne De Carlo. Final issue of the series. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #48
    Hopalong Cassidy (1943 Fawcett/DC) 48

    Photo cover of Hopalong Cassidy (William Boyd). "The Stallion of Sunrise Mountains," art by Joe Certa; To try to catch the grat, wild stallion was to invite death and disaster, until Hopalong and Topper came to solve the secret behind the stallion. "The Fishing Fool!"; Whitey Whiskers is out fishing, but none will bite. "Apache Frontier" text story by Ferris Weddle. "The Big Bt!" starring Big Bow and Little Arrow. Bob Colt comic book ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Howdy Doody (1950) 4
    Published Oct 1950 by Dell.
  • Issue #13
    Humphrey Comics (1948 Harvey) 13

    Stories and art by Al Avison and Warren Kremer. The comedic adventures of Humphrey, the buddy of Ham Fishers Joe Palooka, a sweetly dumb country bumpkin with super-strength, nigh-invulnerability and an incredible appetite. Humphrey is a contestant on a radio quiz show, but can't think of the third letter of the alphabet, in a story featuring cameos by Joe Palooka and Little Max. Humphrey must pull his own prodigious weight in a wheelbarrow race to win an apple pie. Humphrey finds the solution to his insomnia and his appetite in the same place. 'Rithmetic Problem; Beat The Heat; Rools Is Rools; Humphrey Gets the Point; Sweet Non-Scents. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 11 #6
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  • Vol. 1 #1
    Imagination (1950 Digest) Vol. 1 #1

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    October, 1950. 5-3/8 in. x 7-5/8 in; black and white; 162 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #7
    Jimmy Wakely (1949) 7
    • Activity completed.

    Jimmy Wakely stars in "The Secret of Hairpin Canyon" (art by Alex Toth), "Desert Justice," and "Prize of Peril." Kit Colby, Girl Sheriff stars in "The Stranger From Sunburst Bend." Back-up story, "Botalye, Immortal Indian Warrior" (art by Frank Frazetta, 3 pages). Photo cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #49
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 49

    Joe Palooka in "Champ of Comics." Little Max and Humphrey back-up stories. Two one-page boxing features spotlighting Joey Maxim, Gus Lesnevich, and Ezzard Charles (art by Bob Powell). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #140
    Jumbo Comics (1938) 140

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    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. "An Officer and a Gentleman" text story by Frank Riddell. 52 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #130
    Jungle Comics (1940 Fiction House) 130

    "Phantoms Of The Congo," art by Maurice Whitman; Jungle guides Potter and Nelson scheme to loot the Bambutis' temple; To assist them in their scheme, they steal a hot air balloon and a half-track from the Blandings' safari; Kaänga and Ann help recover the balloon and half-track and expose Potter and Nelson's schemes. Untitled story, art by Enrico Bagnoli; Through a vision, Tabu learns that the Bulangis are worshiping the python god, Pitor, and that their temple will collapse if they do not stop; He uses his illusions to frighten the Bulangis into fleeing the temple, moments before it collapses. Untitled story, art by Henry Kiefer; Awagi, witch doctor to the Dahallis, murders the chief; The only witness is Kuzu, who flees into the jungle; Wambi helps Kuzu expose Awagi to the Dahallis as a murderer and thief of the tribe's sacred treasure. Untitled story, pencils by Ken Battefield; Terry is re-assigned to the lancers' intelligence division and ordered to go after the slaver, the Black Scourge; Terry makes contact with the Scourge but the villain escapes. Untitled story, pencils by Bob Lubbers, inks by Ralph Mayo; Camilla works with Hank Bradford, a district policeman, to find and destroy the slavers under the command of Gayenda. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Justice Traps the Guilty (1947) 19

    Cover by Jack Kirby. Art by Ross Andru and Mort Meskin. Pioneering crime comic Justice Traps the Guilty was produced by the studio of comics legends Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, creators of Captain America. A hood helps other crooks by providing alibis for their crimes, but provides no alibi for himself. Scotland Yard has seven days to catch a killer before he strikes again. Frank sets out to take over the waterfront gangs. Alibi Guy; Closeups; The 7th Day; The Self-Made Mouthpiece; Fortune in Furs; Elusive Braggart; The Big Idea Man; Deadlier Than the Male. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Kerry Drake Detective Cases (1944) 22

    Stories and art by Allen Saunders, Alfred Andriola and Bob Powell. Reprints of Alfred Andriola's detective comic strip Kerry Drake and other adventure tales. This issue features reprints from Sept. 1947 - Jan. 1948. Payola turns to die-ola when crooked disc jockey D.D.T. gets involved. The reader is invited to solve a crime before the detectives can. Dynamic bursting-through-the-page cover also features a rogues' gallery of Kerry's foes in the series thus far. Kerry Drake: Death Rides the Air Waves; Calling All Sleuths; Business Fraud; Jackie Page: The Case of the Closed Sash; The Case of Fingers, the Strangler; How Good a Detective Are You? 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Kid Colt Outlaw (1948) 11

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    "How Kid Colt Became an Outlaw" (origin story) and "Captured by Comanches." Back-up story, "Paid in Full." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Kilroys (1947) 26

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    Stories by Al Hartley and others. Art by Bob Wickersham and Al Hartley. The Kilroys (Americas Funniest Family!) combined the family humor of the then-new sitcom format with Archie-style teen hijinks featuring Katie, Natch, and pal Solid Jackson. Natch wins a luxury ship at a boat show; Betsy doesnt understand how a girl whos so popular with the boys can get low grades; Betsy tries to decide whether a date with Wilbur is more exciting than washing her hair. Pop's Vacation; The Big Difference; Engine Trouble Blues; Sadie Stardust; Fair Exchange; Kilroy Kutups; Moronica; Sugar 'N' Spice; Solid Jackson. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Lash Larue Western (1949 Fawcett/Charlton) 9

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    Lash LaRue in "Marked For Death," "Justice's Conscience," and "The General's Last Stand." Dusty back-up story, "The Sheriff's Payoff." Photo cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Lassie (1950) 1

    Lassie photo cover, with art by Morris Gollub. Lassie photos inside front cover, inside back cover, back cover. Lassie Finds a Friend, script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Mo Gollub; Rocky runs away from the orphanage, meets Lassie and, later, Ben, and secures a job with coffee planter Mr. Lawrence. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #41
    Laugh Comics (1946 1st Series) 41

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  • Issue #41
    Laugh Comics (1st Series) Canadian Edition 41

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    Canadian Edition. Bill Woggon in Hollywood 6-page Katy Keen story, "Million Dollar Katey."Full color edition. Inside back and front cover are blank. Published in Canada by Bell Features. No publication date or copyright date in comic. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Leave It to Binky (1948) 16
    • 1" Spine split from bottom of comic. Cover detached and anchored with glue.
    • Cover detached.

    52 page issue. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Let's Pretend (1950) 3
    • 3" cumulative spine split. Cover detached.

    Final issue of the series. "King Midas and the Golden Touch," "Hansel and Gretel," "Fairy Shoemaker," and "Why the Sea is Salt." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Life Story (1949) 19
    Published Oct 1950 by Fawcett.
    • Staple rust.

    Vol. 4 No. 1 Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    Little Lulu (1948 Dell/Gold Key) 28

    Cover art by Irving Tripp. Untitled Little Lulu story; Lulu disguises herself as a boy to try to keep the boys from playing hooky. Untitled Little Lulu story; Lulu's pop pays Lulu to try to get Alvin to break his noisy record. Gazo the Hypnotist; Lulu thinks she has hypnotized Tubby into giving her an ice cream cone. Shirley the Shadow; Lulu tells Alvin about the little girl who lost her shadow. Untitled Tubby story; Tubby's model airplane flies out the window and into a counterfeiters' apartment. The Hat; Lulu wears her mother's new hat outside and Wilbur's dog eats it. 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 #7
    Little Max (1949) 7
    Published Oct 1950 by Harvey.

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  • Issue #3
    Little Miss Sunbeam Comics (1950) 3

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    Cover by Frank Carin. Art by Bob Powell and others. Adventures of Little Miss Sunbeam, the bread-company mascot created by Ellen Segner. A promotional series of the same title was also published as a giveaway. A talking horse takes the kids on an adventure; Little Miss Sunbeam falls asleep on a plane and winds up on Terry and the Pirates-style adventure in the Far East; The kids outwit thieves at the county fair. Sunbeamland Puzzle Page; The Talking Horse!; Gus the Grocer Shoots the Works!; Toothy Snyder, Delivery Boy; War Whoops on the Santa Fe Trail!; The First Bow; The Rainbow Veil; Magic You Can Do. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    Lone Ranger (1948 Dell) 28

    Painted cover art. Facts about Indian customs and tools. Old Ben's Killer, script by Fran Striker, art by Charles Flanders; Two outlaws frame the Lone Ranger and Tonto for murdering old Ben. The Female Spy, script by Fran Striker, art by Charles Flanders; A girls poses as a dancer to find her father's killer. A Love Triangle, script by Fran Striker, art by Charles Flanders; Craven shoots kills his rival for the affection of a girl, then blames the Lone Ranger. Little Man Pays a Vow text story by Gaylord Du Bois. Dakotas Attack in the Snow, script by Gaylord Du Bois; Little Buck and Young Hawk are caught in a snowstorm away from the village; they are surrounded by Dakota warriors. Portrait of Chief Three Fingers, Cheyenne tribe. Based on the popular Western TV series. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #108
    Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (1941 Dell) 108
  • Issue #108
    Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (Canadian Edition) 108

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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. 42 #1
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  • Issue #7
    Love Confessions (1949) 7

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    Photo Cover of Van Johnson and Gloria DeHaven. Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. She plunged headlong toward ecstasy, only to encounter disaster in..."Torment" starring Hattie Scott, Mrs. Stanton, Tom Stanton and Frank Larue. Also featuring: "The Bitter Choice" starring Claire Crawford, Cleve Hardesty, Manny Bergen, Mr. Prentiss, Molly Prentiss and Tom Bellew; "Memory Betrayed" starring Babs Merrill, Flip and Jerry Kane; "Too Fast for Happiness" starring Herb, Jimmy, Roscoe Smith, Sue Taylor and Carlos; and "Contract for Caresses" starring Clyde Wendell, Diana and Jim. Plus: 2-page text story "Sea of Romance" starring Andrea, Mr. Creel, Phylice and Rex. 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Love Mystery (1950) 3

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