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Comic books April 1951

  • Vol. 44 #2
    10 Story Western Magazine (1936-1954 Popular) Pulp Vol. 44 #2

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  • Vol. 3 #3
    5 Western Novels Magazine (1949-1954 Standard Magazines) Pulp Vol. 3 #3

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  • Vol. 24 #2
    Ace-High Western Stories (1940-1951 Fictioneers) Vol. 24 #2
    • 3/4" Cumulative spine split.
  • Issue #155
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 155
    Published Apr 1951 by DC.

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The Cover Girl Mystery starring Superman, art by Al Plastino. The Two Tommy Tomorrows, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. Sands of Death by Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The Gun That Killed the Vigilante starring Vigilante, art by Bob Brown. Human Rights for All public service announcement starring Superman, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Apr 1951
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular) Pulp Apr 1951

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  • Issue #163
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 163

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    Cover art by Al Plastino. Superboy's Phony Father, script by William Woolfolk, art by John Sikela. The Knight in Rusty Armor starring Shining Knight, script by Joe Samachson, art by Frank Frazetta; An old man, admirer of the Shining Knight, gets some unseen help against outlaws. The Secret of the Big Eye starring Johnny Quick, script by Don Cameron, art by Ralph Mayo. Sheriff Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 3
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #1203000004

    I Stalk By Night, pencils by Mike Sekowsky; When a judge dons a pair of black gloves that belonged to a serial killer, he finds that he cannot remove them and is forced to commit murder. House of Horror, pencils by Gene Colan; A man traveling through the forest comes upon a house occupied by werewolves. The Isle of No Return text story. Murder at Midnight!, script by Hank Chapman; A grave-digger ladies' man is pursued by the spirits of the women he drove to suicide by his love 'em and leave 'em ways. The Living Dead, pencils by Jay Scott Pike; A man drains the blood of young women and uses the hormones to prolong his life. 36 pgs. $0.10. NOTE: Title was formerly Joker Comics #42. Issues # 43 (11/1950) and 44 (02/1951) of this series continued that numbering but are chronologically issues # 1 and 2 of this series. Regularing numbering resumed with issue # 3 (04/1951). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 9

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    Cover art by Russ Heath. The Dark Dungeon, script by Hank Chapman, art by Ogden Whitney; A man keeps mastiffs half-starved in the dungeon so that he can press a button to release them in the event thieves enter his house. Second Floor Rear!, art by Bernard Krigstein; A landlady rents an apartment to straw men. The Flowers of Evil text story. Ghouls Rush In, art by Dick Ayers; A body snatcher is thwarted in his efforts by cemetery rats that chew through coffins in order to pull the bodies into their warrens. Off With His Head, pencils by Manny Stallman; An executioner is frightened to death when someone places a mirror in the bottom of his head basket so that he sees his own head in there. Talking Corpse, art by Joe Sinnott; When a medium is exposed as a fake, she shoots her client, but it turns out that she had more ability than she thought she did. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 18

    "The Halls of Horror," "The Undying Brain," "Dream of Death" (art by John Belfi), "The Zombie Summons," and "Spook-Buster's Doom." Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Cover by Ogden Whitney. Stories by Emil Gershwin, Al Camy, Edvard Moritz, John Belfi, George Wilhelms, Paul Gattuso, Paul Cooper, and Richard Case. 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 #16
    Adventures into the Unknown (1950 Arnold Book Co.) UK Edition 16

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    Cover by Ogden Whitney. 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #8
    Adventures of Bob Hope (1950) 8

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    Cover by Owen Fitzgerald. Written by Cal Howard, Henry Boltinoff and unknown. Art by Owen Fitzgerald, Henry Boltinoff and Bob Oksner. Bob Hope, America's favorite funnyman, bounces from bellhop to brigadier when he goes..."Wacky Over WACs!" by Cal Howard and Owen Fitzgerald. Plus: Two Honey in Hollywood strips by Henry Boltinoff; Peg 1-pager by Boltinoff; Miss Beverly Hills of Hollywood back-up story, with art by Bob Oksner; Jerry the Jitterbug half-pager by Boltinoff; and A Bit of Disc and Data article. 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 36 #1
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  • Vol. 8 #3
    Airboy Comics (1945-1953 Hillman) Vol. 8 #3
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    Cover by Ernest Schroeder. Stories and art by Dick Briefer, Charles Raab 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 #86. No issue # on cover; Vol. 8, issue #3 in indicia. Airboy battles Doctor Cyclon and the radioactive man called "The Living Fuse" aboard an experimental sea vessel. The Heap and a military deserter on the run encounter Count de Flon, aka the Mad Hermit, at the Dark Chateau. An aging lawman becomes sheriff of a 1930s Western town, in a story with art by Dick Briefer. Airboy Meets the Living Fuse!; The Heap; Lady of the Forest, Part 2; The Man Without Notches; Terrible Terry; Off the Orkney Islands; Great Moments In Football. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 6 #5
    All Sports Magazine (1939-1951 Columbia Publications) Pulp Vol. 6 #5

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  • Vol. 6 #3
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  • Vol. 25 #4
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 25 #4
    • 7 1/2" cumulative spine split.
    • Interior complete. Full length spine split. Front and back cover detached.

    April 1951. Cover by Robert Gibson Jones. Science fiction stories by Isaac Asimov, Robert Moore Williams, E.K. Jarvis, Clee Garson, Kendall Foster Crossen, Charles Creighton, and H.B. Hickey. Illustrations by Ogden Whitney, Enoch Sharp, James Settles, Henry Sharp, and Edmond B. Swiatek. 7-in. x 10-in.; black and white; 160 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #7
    Amazing Stories (1950-1955 Pulp) UK Edition 7

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  • Issue #328
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  • Issue #4
    Apache Kid (1950) 4

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  • Issue #49
    Archie (1943) 49
    • 1" Cumulative spine split. Centerfold detached.
    • Cover oxidation.

    Cover by Bob Montana. Stories by unknown. Art by Bob Montana, Sam Schwartz?, Bill Vigoda?, Dan DeCarlo? and unknown. Featuring Archie in: "Give Us a Brake" (driving safety story); "Love Thy Neighbor"; "Video Rodeo"; "Handle With Care"; and "That's the Ticket"! Plus: Jughead in "Oh Give Me a Poem"! Also: Archie in the 1-page public service announcements "Stair Crazy" and "Red Light Brigade"! And: 2-page "Hollywood Tattle Tales"! Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 332 #4
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 332 #4

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  • Vol. 2 #10
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  • Issue #3
    Astonishing (1951-1957 Marvel/Atlas) 3

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    1st issue in series (no #1 or #2). Cover art by Bill Everett. Mister Death!, script and art by Bill Everett; Marvel Boy battles a Islamic confidence artist. The Runaway Planet, script and art by Bill Everett; Marvel Boy prevents an invasion of Uranus by Satana. Time-Bomb Terror!, script and art by Bill Everett; Marvel Boy investigates a gangster's connections to international communism. Ad for Fun Industries' Lone Ranger's "Silver Bullet" pen set with cowboy belt. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 7 #9
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  • Vol. 47 #2
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 47 #2

    April 1951. Cover by Hubert Rogers. Stories: "Temple Trouble" by H. Beam Piper, "A Stitch in Time" by Sylvia Jacobs, "The Peddler's Nose" by Jack Williamson, "The Weapon" by Fredric Brown, "Dog" by Oliver Saari, and "Prodigal's Aura. Articles: "Probabilities and Punctures" by Milton A. Rothman, and "Wanted--Help" by R. S. Richardson. Softcover, 5.5-in x 7.75-in, 162 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #63
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  • Issue #663
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    Published 1951 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #664
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    Published 1951 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #665
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    Published 1951 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #666
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    Published 1951 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #147
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  • Issue #4
    Big Town (1951) 4
    • Cover coming loose at staples, 3" cumulative spine split, edge chipping.

    Based on the TV and radio show of the same name, Big Town lasted 50 issues. This installment includes the following: "Steve Wilson's Manhunt!" (Steve faces killer Boxie Vincent); "Badge of Courage!"; "The Zero Hour!" (with Johnny Law); "Arrest Me?I'm a Murderer!"; and "The Hobby Man." Scripts by John Broome, Robert Kanigher and Miriam Hecht, pencils by John Lehti and J. Winslow Mortimer, inks by Sy Barry. Cover by John Lehti and Sy Barry. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Bill Boyd Western (1950) 13

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    Bill Boyd in "The Arrow of Adventure," "Bill Boyd Fights the Black Market Bandits," "Cemented Relations," and "Convict Carrier." Windy back-up story, "Fighting Hombre!" Bick and Dickson untitled back-up story. Photo cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    Black Cat Comics (1946 Harvey) 28

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    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by Lee Elias and others. Early female superhero Black Cat is a martial artist with a lasso and a double life as a Hollywood starlet. Black Cat's teen sidekick Kit is introduced. The mad arsonist (with a cool costume) called The Fire Bug burns down a circus, killing trapeze artists the Flying Westons. Black Cat saves their son Kit, who joins her in tracking down Fire Bug. Flames Over Hollywood; The Black Cat Adopts a Kitten; The Farewell Note; The Broken Ivy; The Fine Art of Forgery; The Crimson Raider; Judo Tricks. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #39
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 39
    • 3" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached.

    Cover art by Reed Crandall. The Spores of Terror, pencils by Reed Crandall; the Blackhawks must face Lilith and her scheme of death. The Invasion of Blackhawk Island starring the Blackhawks and Ulric Vintrax. Blackhawk Battles the Reds, art by Reed Crandall. Untitled Chop Chop story, art by Paul Gustavson; Chop Chop gets his photo taken so he can send it to his girlfriend in China; It gets dropped in the Post Office, put up over a wanted poster and Chop Chop thinks he is wanted by the police. The Vanishing Cars text story. The Lure of Troisa starring Troisa and Vlad, art by Bill Ward. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Blazing West (1948) 16

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    Cover by Ogden Whitney. Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Art by Leonard Starr 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 Hooded Horseman, a mysterious masked gunslinger with a secret identity. The Hooded Horseman investigates a mysterious force connected with a sheriffs murder, and gets framed by outlaws for his trouble; The bank robber who calls himself The Phantom Fox uses illusions and trickery to confound Buffalo Belle; Boy gunslinger the Bantam Buckaroo tangles with horse rustlers, and uses a burro race to sort them out. The Hooded Horseman; Buffalo Belle; Injun Jones; Bantam Buckaroo; Lost Nugget; Faster Than Lightning; Backfire; Sons Revenge. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 29

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    All-new stories: "Death Defying Sleigh Ride," "Watch the Birdie," and two untitled stories. Cover price $0.10.

  • Apr 1951
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp Apr 1951

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  • Issue #3
    Bob Steele Western (1950) 3

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    "The Perilous Deadline." Fizzy back-up story, "Lost Sale!" Photo cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Bobby Benson's B-Bar-B Riders (1950 ME/AC) 8
    • 3-1/2" spine split from top of comic.

    Stories by Carl Memling and others. Art by Bob Powell. Edited by Raymond C. Krank. Cover by Bob Powell. Teen cowboy adventures set in the 1950s, based on the popular radio program that ran from 1949 to 1955. Bobby and his friends Tex, Windy, and Irish face modern-day rustlers and other challenges of life on the ranch. Criminals disguise themselves as Bobbys gang to rob a traveling rodeo; A Chicago gangster hiding out in the West encounters the Lemonade Kid; A powerful rancher tries to use terror tactics to scare his neighbors into selling. Crime in Masquerade; A Man Size Job; Loco Steers; Terrors Triggerman. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #64
    Boy Comics (1942) 64

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Norman Maurer, 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 boxer escape crooked promoters and winds up saving Julie from a hostage situation. Dilly Duncan and his rival Gruesome Jones compete in a snow-sculpture contest. An innocent construction worker is accused of attacking an elderly restaurateur. Also featuring a vintage ad for the Lone Ranger Silver Bullet Ball Pen Set. Crimebuster: Dive Or Die; The Wrong Accusation; Dilly Duncan: S'no Trouble; Little Wise Guys: The Curious Calcutta Cobra Caper. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Boys' Ranch (1950-1951 Harvey) 4

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    Cover by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon. Stories and art by Mort Meskin, Marvin Stein, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. This kid-gang series set in the Old West is often hailed as a creative high-point in the partnership of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Clay and the boys join the soldiers in a fort awaiting what may be a deadly siege, in a two-part story. Lessons for readers on how to ride, rope and even talk like cowboys. The Bugle Blows at Bloody Knife!; How Cowboys Say It; King Red Eye's Last Raid; How to Spin a Rope, Lesson 4; Fight to the Finish!; The People Who Murdered Themselves; How to Make Your Own Tom-Tom; How To Ride a Horse, Lesson 4: Behavior of Horses; Killer Stallion. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 44 #4
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  • Vol. 9 #6
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  • Issue #5
    Buffalo Bill (1950 Youthful) 5

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  • Issue #36
    Buzzy (1944) 36
    Tags: Archie
    Published Apr 1951 by DC.

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    52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Candy (1947 Quality) 21

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    Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Candy has a crush on a famous handsome romance author. When she tries to win his heart, heartbreak and hilarity ensue in an untitled story co-starring Ted Dawson, Agnes O'Connor, Tim O'Connor, Tina, Stanton Meredith and Sandra Carlton. Plus: Candy stars in three more untitled stories. Also: Jitters in an untitled story co-starring Bugs, Donna Durant, Mr. Durant and Mrs. Durant. And: Will Bragg in "One-Man Band" co-starring Effy Gissel, Mrs. Mahoulahan, Fire Chief Swenson and Inspector Flanagan. Plus: Candy in 2-page text story "Candy's Surprise" co-starring Ted Dawson, Agnes O'Connor, Tim O'Connor, Trish Traynor, Tina, Herbie and Cornelia Clyde. 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #119
    Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 119
    • Cover detached.

    Cover by C.C. Beck. Stories by Otto Binder and unknown. Art by C.C. Beck, Pete Costanza and unknown. Tawky Tawny tries to be a door-to-door salesman to make some extra money in "Mr. Tawny's Sales Campaign" by Otto Binder and C.C. Beck. Captain Marvel (Billy Batson) also stars in: "Captain Marvel Battles Invisibility" by Otto Binder and C.C. Beck; "The Man Who Thought Aloud" by Otto Binder, C.C. Beck and Pete Costanza; "The Ghost Town Mystery" with story by Otto Binder; and "The Hermit Giant" by Otto Binder and C.C. Beck. Plus: Captain Kid in "The Quiz Whiz"! And: Jon Jarl in the 2-page text story "The Great Space Piracy" with script by Otto Binder (as Eando Binder). 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #96
    Captain Marvel Jr. (1942) 96
  • Issue #3
    Captain Science (1950) 3

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    Walter Johnson cover. Captain Science stars in "The Metal Monsters" and "The Lost World of Mindanao." Also in thi Cover price $0.10.