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Comic books December 1950

  • Vol. 3 #8
    Glance (1948-1952 Cape Magazine) 1st Series Vol. 3 #8

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  • Issue #10
    Gunsmoke (1949 Western Comics) 10

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    Stories by unknown. Art by W.G. Hargis, Doug Wildey and unknown. Blazing stories of the West! In this issue: Gunsmoke in "Justice Rides the Rails"; The Masked Marvel in "The Creeping Death"; "Partners in Death" with art by W.G. Hargis; Billy the Kid in "Twenty One Corpses for Billy the Kid!" with art by Doug Wildey; and 2-page text story "Desert Marathon" (with photos from the film Devil's Doorway). 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #75
    Ha Ha Comics (1943) 75
    Published Dec 1950 by ACG.
  • Issue #40
    Happy Comics (1943) 40
    Published Dec 1950 by Nedor.

    Final issue. Contains funny animal stories. In order of appearance: "Happy Rabbit in 'The King of the Beasts'" art by Vincent Fago; "Cuffy Cat in 'Uncommon Sense!'"; "Buddy Bear in 'Peace an Riot'" art by Vincent Fago; "Happy Rabbit in 'The Working Fool'"; and "Puzzlers" activity page. "The Master Magician: Zeke Zebra's Invisible Cloak Amazes the Forest Folk!" and "The Farmer's Helpers: Skip Squirrel Learns a Thing or Two About His Beaver Friend!" text stories by Mickey Klar Marks, illustrations by Mike Peppe. Numbering continues with Happy Rabbit (1951) #41. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #44
    Headline Comics (1943) 44

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    Cover by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon. Stories and art by John Severin, Will Elder and Mort Meskin. Headline Comics featured the lurid, hard-edged crime dramas then in vogue, many by Captain America creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. A tale of murder and mythology in Mexico, featuring early art by EC legends John Severin and Will Elder. A Texas Ranger suspects a bounty on bank robbers will go horribly wrong. Modern-day pirates stalk the seas in 1928. Racket Empire; Feathered Serpent!; Too Many Corpses!; The Chapped Hands; Closeups; Demon Ship; Dynamite! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #48
    Hello Buddies (1940's) 48

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    December 1950. Humor Digest featuring jokes and cartoons. Vera Ellen inside front cover photo, Frank Beaven cover and art. Softcover Digest, 5 1/4-in. x 7-in., 100 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #16
    Henry (1948 Dell) 16
    Published Dec 1950 by Dell.
  • Issue #3
    Henry Aldrich (1950 Dell) 3
  • Issue #6
    Hi-School Romance (1949) 6

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  • Issue #29
    Hollywood Funny Folks (1950) 29

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    Cover art by Rube Grossman. The Mirror, art by Rube Grossman; Nutsy thinks his reflection is his cousin Chauncey. Car Loaner; Mortimer wants to borrow a car, but none of Rufus' seem to suit his needs. Your United Nations At Work public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. Magic Wishbone, art by Otto Feuer; Fraidy thinks his magic wishbone will protect him from all harm. Exercise, art by Otto Feuer; Bernard takes up excercise so that he'll always be prepared for an emergency. Sawing A Bunny In Half, script and art by Sheldon Mayer; Doodles saws his bunny friend in half as part of a magic trick but the audience isn't amused. Winter Heat, art by Rube Grossman; Nutsy is looking for a place to live for the winter. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #50
    Hopalong Cassidy (1943 Fawcett/DC) 50

    "The Counterfeit Calamity," "The Missing Key," "The Dummy Dilemma," and "The Empty Six-Shooter." Big Bow and Little Arrow in "The Last Fight." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Howdy Doody (1950) 5
    Published Dec 1950 by Dell.

    Howdy Doody photo cover. Untitled story, script by Edward Kean; Howdy and Dilly hitch a ride on a riverboat. One-page Clarabell and Flub-a-Dub story, script by Edward Kean. Untitled Dilly Dally story, script by Edward Kean. Flub-a-Dub activity page. "Venice," script by Edward Kean; Howdy and Dilly fly to Venice via the Air-o-Doodle (a unique vehicle comprised of a helicopter, an airplane, a train, a boat, and an automobile). "Stormy Weather" text story. Howdy Doody maze. Untitled Flub-a-Dub story, script by Edward Kean. One-page Howdy Doody and Dilly Dally story, script by Edward Kean. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Humphrey Comics (1948 Harvey) 14
  • Vol. 1 #2
    Imagination (1950 Digest) Vol. 1 #2

    December, 1950, Issue 2. 5-3/8 in. x 7-5/8 in; black and white; 162 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 1 #3
    Indian Stories (1950 Wings Publishing) Pulp Vol. 1 #3

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  • Issue #4
    Indians (1950 Fiction House) 4
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover by Jack Kamen and others. Stories and art by Ann Adams and Ralph Mayo. Western adventure stories told from the perspective of the first Americans. Dan Carter's double life as Dakota warrior Manzar is part Clark Kent, part Dances With Wolves; The horse named Orphan helps a young Cheyenne prove himself a true warrior; An illustrated text article and letter column indicates a sensitivity to Native American culture unusual for its era. Cover image of a buffalo hunt shows whites and natives cooperating. Manzar the White Indian; Starlight; Deerslayer - King of the Wild; Orphan of the Storm; Big Medicine; Long Bow. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Invisible Scarlet O'Neil (Harvey 1950) 1

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    Stories and art by Russell Stamm and Paul McCarthy. Cover by Paul McCarthy. Comic strip hero Scarlet, who got the power of invisibility from a science experiment, may have been the first female superhero in comics. Scarlet investigates when audiences start crying at the performances of comedian Rankin File. Cop Gil Mason and reporter Jackie Paige join forces to solve a murder. The search for a hit and run driver. Also featuring a profile of Invisible Scarlet O'Neil creator Russell Stamm. Meet Russell Stamm, Creator of Invisible Scarlet ONeil; The Case of the Madmans Revenge; Calling All Sleuths; The Case of the Second Key; The Case of the Hit and Run Killer; Bloodless Murder; How Good a Detective Are You?; The Empty Room. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Jesse James (1950 Avon) 2

    Art by Joe Kubert and Bob Jannsen. Cover by Gene Fawcette. True tales (some slightly embellished) of Old West outlaws, focusing on the James brothers and other real-life figures from history. The historical story of Jesse James continues, as he goes full outlaw after the Civil War, committing one of the first bank robberies, then becoming a notorious gunfighter as well, with art by Joe Kubert. Also featuring a backup story starring Knight of the North, an RMCP Mountie. The Liberty Bank Robbery!; The Disaster at Savannah; The Russelville Gunfights!; Break the Bank; The Arctic Assassin! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Jimmy Wakely (1949) 8

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    Jimmy Wakely stars in "The Lost City of Blue Valley" (art by Alex Toth), "Big Town Roundup," and "The Town That Cried Wolf." Kit Colby, Girl Sheriff stars in "The Rival Sheriff of Moon Bow!" Back-up story, "The Fortune Nobody Wanted!" Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Joe College (1949) 2

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    Stories and art by Bob Powell and Dick Briefer. Teen comedy from Hillman, featuring an astonishing array of early comics talent. Joe College finds trouble with girlfriend Josie after he accidentally rescues the beautiful Princess Dreamboat, in a story with art by Bob Powell. Toss-Out Terry can't hide her tomboyish ways from her dad's boss, who hates baseball, in a story with art by Dick Briefer. Greg McNasty tries to sabotage Boola Boola Jones' plans to take Betty to the college dance. Joe College; Housedate Harry; Rosie Romance; Belknap or Bust; Toss-Out Terry; Happy Daze; Boola Boola Jones. Final issue of the series. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #51
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 51
    • 3/4" Spine split from top of comic.

    Joe Palooka in "Training Trouble." Humphrey back-up story. Back-up story, "Sport Short: Babe Ruth's First Home Run" (art by Bob Powell; 2 pages). One-page "Ring Champs of Today: Jake Lamotta and Robert Villemain" (Powell art). One-page Tootsie Roll ad, Captain Tootsie and the Run-Away Baby Carriage" by Bill Schreiber. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    John Wayne Adventure Comics (1949-1955 Toby Press) 7
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1270658002

    John Wayne photo cover. The Stranger's Revenge, art by Frank Bolle; in the weirdest of battles that ever faced John Wayne, he came to grips with a strange figure—a demon who had sworn vengeance and hate on all men. The Lead Reckoning starring Wayne. An Invitation to Murder starring Wayne, pencils by Al Williamson, inks by Frank Frazetta. Teddy humor page by McLean. The Floating Birthday Party starring Wayne, art by Myron Fass. Devil's Canyon text story by Benton Rice. Tall Tales in the Saddle, art by Jack Sparling. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Johnny Mack Brown (1950) 2

    Issue # 1 is listed under Four Color Series 2 # 269. Johnny Mack Brown stars in "Tenderfoot Trouble" and "Handwriting on the Wall." Jesse Marsh art. Back-up story, "The Contest." Two-page text story, "Fleeting Comes Through." Photo cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    Journey into Unknown Worlds (1950 1st Series) 37
    • Staple rust with migration. 3 3/4" Cumulative spine split. 1/2" Lateral spine split. Oxidation. Chipping.
    • INCOMPLETE. Half of centerfold missing, affects art and story. 5" cumulative spine split (taped).

    "No Escape," "When Worlds Collide," "The Sleeping Giants," "The First Rocket" (Hitler cameo), and a two-page text story, "Quiet Destiny." Dated December 1950 (note: another #37 exists in a 2nd series) Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Jughead (1949 1st Series) 3

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    Cover by George Frese. "The Rubber Bonanza," art by George Frese; Jughead wants to buy a rubber plant as a gift for his mother, but his confusion at an auction leads him to buy a factory. "Rag Mop"; Jughead's uncle installs a moving floor into the house. "A Fishin' and a Foolin'"; Jughead's father catches a bigger fish with a broom than Archie's father catches with his brand new rod. "Penny-Wise"; Jughead finds an old penny and convinces Pop he will pay for hamburgers with what he makes selling it. "All Wet" public service announcement, pencils by Bill Vigoda; Jughead tries to change the radio station while taking a shower. "In The Missing Links"; Jughead finds out his ancestors were not hard workers, which is good enough for him. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #142
    Jumbo Comics (1938) 142
    • 1" spine split from top.

    In order of appearance: "Sheena, Queen of the Jungle" art by Robert Webb; "The Ghost Gallery" art by Jack Kamen; and "The Hawk" and "Long Bow" art by Robert Webb. "The Macaroni Escape" text story by Henry Wysham Lanier. 52 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #132
    Jungle Comics (1940 Fiction House) 132
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #1571238003

    Untitled story, art by Maurice Whitman; A troop of French Foreign Legionnaires is attacked by leopard cultists; Kaänga, who had been tracking the cultists, challenges the leader of the cult to single combat and kills him; Now, as head of the cult, he disperses them and sends the Legion on its way. Untitled story, pencils by Ken Battefield; Terry is assigned to discover the plans of rebel leader, El Cordofan; He discovers that El Cordofan plans to destroy Fort Diablo with a booby-trapped boat; Terry convinces some of El Cordofan's men to mutiny and El Cordofan is killed in a dynamite explosion. Untitled story, art by Henry Kiefer; Binongi hunters come to Wambi's jungle, pursuing a white ape; They capture Wambi when he prevents the taking of the ape; Later, Wambi's jungle friends, joined by the white ape, free him. Untitled story, art by Enrico Bagnoli; Informed in a vision that the witch Lati plans to kill the beloved of K'kito, chief of the Luossas, Tabu hurries to the kraal and fights to free the chief and expose the plot. Untitled story, inks by Ralph Mayo; Bayne and his men are using mechanical dragons to fly stolen diamonds out of the jungle; Camilla, using one of their own dragons, defeats them and takes them into custody. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 5 #1
    Jungle Stories (1938-1954 Fiction House) Pulp 2nd Series Vol. 5 #1

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  • Issue #21
    Justice Traps the Guilty (1947) 21

    Cover by Jack Kirby. Art by Mort Meskin and C.C. Beck. Pioneering crime comic Justice Traps the Guilty was produced by the studio of comics legends Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, creators of Captain America. Struggling sweethearts Sharon and Jerry get caught up in a counterfeiting racket. Crimelord Harry Fontaine, who looks like Marvel's Kingpin, stays one step ahead of the cops. Ex-GI Marv vows to bring down a gang that swindles veterans out of housing loans. Also featuring a vintage ad for a bodybuilding "mini-gym" with art by Shazam creator C.C. Beck. Counterfeit!; Closeups; You Can't Kill Me!; O'Hara Had a Heart!; G.I. Housing Swindle; The Dead Can't Sleep! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Kerry Drake Detective Cases (1944) 23

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  • Issue #6
    Koko and Kola (1946) 6
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover by Hilda Terry. Edited by Raymond C. Krank. Stories and art by Hilda Terry. Sometimes listed as A1 Comics (1944 Life's Romances) #28. Part of A1 Comics, an anthology from Magazine Enterprises with content that varied from month to month. This issue featured children's holiday stories with funny animals. Koko, Kola and Raymond travel to the North Pole to save Christmas after a gremlin steals Santa's suit. The gang winds up inside a whale while helping a bad-tempered crab. Tom-Tom the Jungle Boy wants a tail so he can swing like his monkey pals. The Train on the Tree; The Ungrateful Gremlin; Salt in the Sea; Tom-Tom the Jungle Boy; Christmas Stockings; Koko and Kola. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Lash Larue Western (1949 Fawcett/Charlton) 11
  • Issue #42
    Laugh Comics (1946 1st Series) 42

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  • Issue #17
    Leave It to Binky (1948) 17

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    52 page issue. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Life Story (1949) 21
    Published Dec 1950 by Fawcett.

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    Vol. 4 No. 3 Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Little Iodine (1950) 3
  • Issue #30
    Little Lulu (1948 Dell/Gold Key) 30

    Cover art by Irving Tripp. She Flies Through the Air; Lulu wins the big skiing contest at Sky Top Mountain. The Case of the Hairless Shaving Brush; Tubby solves the case of why the hairs fell out of her pop's shaving brush. Untitled Little Lulu story; Lulu and Annie trap the boys after the boys hit them with snowballs. The Snow Giant; Lulu tells Alvin about the time she built a giant snowman. The Christmas Tree; Wilbur plays a trick on Tubby by destroying his Christmas tree. All scripts by John Stanley, art by Irving Tripp. Two-page text story, Lulus Diry ("Diary"). Back cover has advertisement for Dell Comics Club. 52 pgs.52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Little Max (1949) 8
    Published Dec 1950 by Harvey.
  • Issue #4
    Little Miss Sunbeam Comics (1950) 4

    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. Sunny and Weegee encounter outlaws during a wild horse roundup out West; The gang puts on a play that becomes a runaway hit when a poster mishap has Clark Cable starring in it; The kids race gangsters to find Blackbeard's buried treasure. Sunbeamland Puzzle Page; The Desperados of Devil's Gap; Gus the Grocer; Toothy Snyder, Delivery Boy; Sunbeamland Quiz and Game Page; The Treasure in the Sand!; Pencil Fun with Little Miss Sunbeam. Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Lone Ranger (1948 Dell) 30
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Painted cover art. Fireworks Defense, script by Fran Striker, art by Charles Flanders; Tonto pretends to be an enemy of the Lone Ranger as many tribes of Indians gather to make war on the white men; The Lone Ranger tricks them into attacking the Snake River settlement and scares them off with fireworks. The Land Deal that Backfired, script by Fran Striker, art by Charles Flanders; The Lone Ranger tricks Banker Potts into buying the worthless land Potts had sold to Doctor Sumner. The Gambling Debt, script by Fran Striker, art by Charles Flanders; The Lone Ranger stops Jack Martin from stealing from his father in order to repay his gambling debts to Mr. Bates. The Elk Without Horns text story. Stealing Bows from Sioux, script by Gaylord Du Bois; Tired of helping plant corn, Young Hawk and Little Buck set out on a long hunting trip east; After their bows are broken in a battle with a buffalo, they sneak into a Sioux village and steal some replacements. Based on the popular Western TV series. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #110
    Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (1941 Dell) 110
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • File Copy.
    • Label #0911634005
  • Issue #110
    Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (Canadian Edition) 110

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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 #3
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  • Issue #8
    Love Confessions (1949) 8

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    Photo Cover. Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. When she saw him as he really was, she was heartbroken! Read..."Disillusioned" starring Ed Hampton and Mavis. Also featuring: "Misguided Motive" starring Don Ryan, Dr. Dane, Mrs. Stevens, Sally Stevens and Ted Wagner; "Hoop-La Heartache"; "Blackmailer"; and "My Heart's in the Hills"! Plus: 1-page filler "Dresses For That Special Occasion"! Also: 2-page text story "Deceitful Darling"! 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Love Diary (1949-1955 Our Pub.) 11
  • Vol. 23 #3
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  • Vol. 1 #5
    Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (1949-Present Mercury Publications) Pulp Vol. 1 #5

    December, 1950, Volume 1, Number 5. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; 128 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 6 #12
    Mammoth Western (1945-1951 Ziff-Davis) Pulp Vol. 6 #12

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  • Vol. 3 #4
    Mammoth Western Quarterly (1948-1951 Ziff Davis) Pulp Vol. 3 #4

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  • Issue #5
    Man Comics (1949) 5