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Comic books April 1951

  • Issue #7
    Howdy Doody (1950) 7
    Published Apr 1951 by Dell.
    • Discounted from $24.00.
    • Discounted from $24.00.
    • Discounted from $13.25.
    • Discounted from $10.00.
    • Discounted from $6.00.
    • Discounted from $6.70.
    • 2" cumulative spine split.
    • Discounted from $6.70.

    One-page Clarabell story. Untitled Howdy Doody story; Howdy and Dilly accidently get trapped in a rocket ship. Untitled story; Flub-a-dub tries to fly a kite. "Oh Dilly! Oh Dilly Dally!"; Howdy and Dilly try to find a cure for Mr. Bluster's gout. "Hook and Ladder Boy" text story. Untitled story; Howdy and the gang attack Flub with snowballs. "Service With a Smile"; Dilly works at a service station. "Ride the Magic Carpet Free" one-page Flub-a-dub story. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Humphrey Comics (1948 Harvey) 16
    • Discounted from $15.25.
  • Vol. 12 #2
    Ideal Love (1941-1960 Double-Action) Pulp Vol. 12 #2

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  • Vol. 2 #2
    Imagination (1950 Digest) Vol. 2 #2
    • Discounted from $12.00.

    April, 1951, Issue 2. 5-3/8 in. x 7-5/8 in; black and white; 162 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #6
    Indians (1950 Fiction House) 6
    • Discounted from $23.00.
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    Stories and art by Maurice Whitman, Ann Adams, and Ralph Mayo. Western adventure stories told from the perspective of the first Americans. A rogue Blackfoot tries to whip up a frenzy against a wagon train by claiming Long Bow is dead, and Long Bow must stop the impending massacre; Starlight conspires with Grey Squirrel for rescue after she and the other Huron women are captured by a Seneca raiding party; An illustrated text article on The Tribes of New England. Manzar the White Indian; Starlight; Whale Chief; Orphan of the Storm; The First Americans; Pow Wow; Long Bow. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Invisible Scarlet O'Neil (Harvey 1950) 3

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    Stories and art by Russell Stamm. Comic strip hero Scarlet, who got the power of invisibility from a science experiment, may have been the first female superhero in comics. Scarlet and her pal Sandy investigate juvenile delinquents and encounter the crimelord named Malignant. Gil and Jackie investigate a murder on a pleasure cruise. A solve-it-yourself mystery involving a murder. Also featuring an ad for the Sparkle Plenty Islander Ukette, featuring the Dick Tracy character and the 1950s fad for Hawaiian culture and ukuleles. Beware of These Rackets; School for Crime; The Case of the Rocking Boat; Calling All Sleuths; How Good a Detective Are You? 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Jimmy Wakely (1949) 10
    • Discounted from $25.00.
    • 1/2" spine split from bottom. Cover detached.
    • Discounted from $16.00.
    • Cover detached.

    Jimmy Wakely stars in "The Secret of Lantikin's Light," "The Town That Vanished," and "Brand of the Badman" (art by Alex Toth). Kit Colby Girl Sheriff stars in "The Mystery of the Underground Trail" (pencils by Gil Kane). Kane cover pencils. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #55
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 55
    • Discounted from $23.50.
    • Discounted from $5.70.
    • 1' spine split from top. Cover detached at one staple.
    • Discounted from $4.80.
    • 1" Spine split from top. Water damage.
  • Issue #4
    Journey into Unknown Worlds (1951 2nd Series) 4
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • Cracking to lower right corner. (see scans)
    • Label #1004880008

    Return from Mars, art by Russ Heath; Martians want to take over Earth, but they don't invade because even their weakest weapons are so powerful that they would destroy Earth and make it useless to them, so they place agitator spies among the population to incite war. The Man in the Crowd; An evil entity gives a struggling artist a hand, which makes the artist paint well, but also commits murders while the artist is asleep. The Witch Doctor text story. The Lost Land; A man becomes ruler of an underground civilization, but when weapon tests for a planned invasion of the surface go awry and destroy his subjects, he finds himself trapped underground with an immortal lifespan due to radiation treatments he has received. The Train to Nowhere, script by Hank Chapman. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Jughead (1949 1st Series) 5
    • Discounted from $65.00.
    • Staining. Soiling. Staple rust.

    Cover by George Frese. "Femmes and Fowls," art by George Frese; Jughead and Archie try to start an egg farm with a rooster but trade it in for two ducks until Veronica gets mad that they are exploiting the ducks. A Bicycle Is Built for One public service announcement; Jughead warns Archie and Veronica about riding with her on the handlebars and when they get hit by a car, Veronica ends up in the hospital with one leg and one arm in cast. "Flyin' High," art by George Frese; Jughead helps Betty build a kite to impress Archie, but on the way to an open location to fly it, Jughead flies out of the back seat when the kite catches the wind. "A Hair Brained Plot!"; Betty and Veronica think Archie is distracted by girls with short hair, but they decide between them that long hair is best. Ad for Super Duck. "Of Moose and Men"; Jughead helps Moose by writing poems for the new girl, Midgie; Other girls think Jughead is writing the poems on his own behalf and they threaten to beat up Moose if he hurts Jughead. "Second Fiddle"; Veronica asks Uke to play for her in a canoe in the moonlight. Sam Hill ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #146
    Jumbo Comics (1938) 146
    • Discounted from $90.00.
    • Cover detached at one staple. Pretty wild cover,even for Africa!

    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 Sick Man Who Slew the Wolf" text story. 52 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #136
    Jungle Comics (1940 Fiction House) 136
    • Discounted from $24.00.
    • Centerfold detached.

    "The Death Kraals of Kongola," art by Maurice Whitman; Kaänga and Ann assist the Jaluos in defending themselves from the war-like Khargas. Untitled story, pencils by Ken Battefield; Colonel Withers leads Terry's camel corps into the desert to capture the raider, Sharane; Terry suggests that Withers ask for the help of the Desert Panther, but Withers declines; When the corps is captured, Terry escapes and assumes his guise as the Panther and leads the Panther's men to Withers's rescue and also manages to capture Sharane. Untitled story, art by Henry Kiefer; Wambi steals the idol of the Tuareks in order to force them to share the jungles food resources. Untitled story; Trader Craig elects to punish the Buhutus after they decline to trade with him on Tabu's advice; He disguises himself as a ghost of a defeated Buhutu foe in order to frighten them into leaving their kraal. Untitled story, art by Ralph Mayo; Treasure thieves Curtis and Hanley steal the Ugandas sacred gold. The Ugandas believe that the Bagamoyos are guilty of the theft; Camilla captures the true thieves and averts a war. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
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  • Issue #25
    Justice Traps the Guilty (1947) 25
    • Discounted from $75.00.

    Cover by Marvin Stein. Art by Marvin Stein and others. 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 trucker and his partner are divided when one of them joins a hijacking ring. A killer with a snake tattoo mystifies cops by leaving no mark on his victims. A washed-up boxer steals a gun and turns to crime. Hijackers; Menace At Large; Death Trap; Closeups; Recoil; The Dirty Look; House of Terror. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Ken Maynard Western (1950) 3

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    Photo cover. "The Pied Piper of The West" Chapter I…The Animal Invasion, script by Otto Binder, art by Carl Pfeufer; Almost every night some farm would get raided by rabbits; Then a Pied Piper shows up and offer his help to get rid of the rabbits, by using his flute. "Soft Touch"; Jeeter wants a cup of coffee, but has only a hundred dollar bill. "The Pied Piper of The West, Chapter II" The Coyote Peril, script by Otto Binder, art by Carl Pfeufer; After being flung into the river by Piper and his gang, Ken is saved by his horse, Tarzan. Untitled story; Sluff and Duff are out to take a picture. "Revenge in Red Canyon" text story by Al Packer. "The Pied Piper of The West" Chapter III The Mountain Lion Menace, art by Carl Pfeufer; Ken is chased by a herd of stampeding sheep, and is later trapped by the Piper in a corral full of mountain lions. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    Kerry Drake Detective Cases (1944) 25

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    "The Case of the Pretty Boy Killer" (art by Alfred Andriola) Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Lars of Mars (1951 Ziff Davis) 10
    • Discounted from $171.00.
  • Issue #15
    Lash Larue Western (1949 Fawcett/Charlton) 15

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    Lash LaRue in "The Floating Trunk," "The Backward Tale," and "The Patrol Marauders." Dusty in "No Kick Coming." Foreman Foss back-up story. Photo cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Lassie (1950) 3
    • Discounted from $18.00.

    Painted cover art by Morris Gollub. Lassie photo. The Treasure Hunt, art by Morris Gollub; Mr. Lawrence, Gerry, Rocky and Lassie sail on a treasure hunt guided by Mr. Slinger, Shorty and Otto; Having reached an island with a sunken Spanish galleon, they are in for a surprise. Lassie illustration. Lassie painting by Morris Gollub. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #44
    Laugh Comics (1946 1st Series) 44

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  • Issue #19
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    52 page issue. Cover price $0.10.

  • Apr 2 1951
    Life (1936) Apr 2 1951
    Life (1936) Apr 2 1951
    Published Apr 1951 by Clair Maxwell.
    • Discounted from $10.00.
    • Water damage.

    April 2, 1951. Classic weekly news/photo magazine. In this issue: Judy Holliday; British public school; South American Riviera; and more. 10.5-in. x 13.75-in.; partial color; 124 pages. Cover price $0.20.

  • Apr 9 1951
    Life (1936) Apr 9 1951
    Life (1936) Apr 9 1951
    Published Apr 1951 by Clair Maxwell.
    • Discounted from $5.00.
    • INCOMPLETE. Chew. Interrupts art and story.

    April 9, 1951. Classic weekly news/photo magazine. In this issue: memoirs of Omar Bradley; Spanish village pictorial essay; and more. 10.5-in. x 13.75-in.; partial color; 160 pages. Cover price $0.20.

  • Apr 16 1951
    Life (1936) Apr 16 1951
    Life (1936) Apr 16 1951
    Published Apr 1951 by Clair Maxwell.
    • Discounted from $20.00.
    • Water damage.

    April 16, 1951. Classic weekly news/photo magazine. In this issue: Esther Williams; Patton vs. Monty; and more. 10.5-in. x 13.75-in.; partial color; 168 pages. Cover price $0.20.

  • Apr 23 1951
    Life (1936) Apr 23 1951
    Life (1936) Apr 23 1951
    Published Apr 1951 by Clair Maxwell.
    • Discounted from $20.00.
    • Water damage.
    • Discounted from $18.00.
    • Water damage.

    April 23, 1951. Classic weekly news/photo magazine. In this issue: the Dalai Lama; mythological monsters; Douglas MacArthur. 10.5-in. x 13.75-in.; partial color; 168 pages. Cover price $0.20.

  • Apr 30 1951
    Life (1936) Apr 30 1951
    Life (1936) Apr 30 1951
    Published Apr 1951 by Clair Maxwell.
    • Discounted from $15.00.
    • Water damage.
    • Discounted from $10.00.
    • 8" total spine split and water damage.

    April 30, 1951. Classic weekly news/photo magazine. In this issue: General Bradley; cerebral palsy; Lt. Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway; and more. 10.5-in. x 13.75-in.; partial color; 120 pages. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #25
    Life Story (1949) 25
    Published Apr 1951 by Fawcett.
    • Discounted from $5.20.

    Vol. 5 No. 1 Featuring "Loves Last Rites", "None So Blind", "Gift House", and "The Only One". Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Little Iodine (1950) 5
    • Discounted from $4.80.
    • Discounted from $4.00.
    • Discounted from $3.20.
  • Issue #34
    Little Lulu (1948 Dell/Gold Key) 34
    • Discounted from $32.50.

    Cover art by Irving Tripp. The Spook Tree; Lulu dreams she and Tubby sneak out to the cemetery to touch the wishing tree. Untitled Little Lulu story; Lulu buys a stuffed owl for the Fellers so she can join the club. Lulu Van Winkle; Lulu tells Alvin about the girl who went to sleep for twenty years. Lovesick; Tubby tries everything he can think of to impress Gloria. 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 and Dell Comics Club. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Little Max (1949) 10
    Published Apr 1951 by Harvey.
    • Discounted from $7.90.
  • Issue #34
    Lone Ranger (1948 Dell) 34
    • Discounted from $22.00.
    • Discounted from $19.75.
    • Discounted from $6.30.
    • Discounted from $6.30.

    Painted cover art by Ernest Nordli. Rescued by Telegraph, art by Charles Flanders; The Sioux cut the telegraph wires before attacking a wagon train on the Oregon Trail. The Ghost of Skeleton Canyon, art by Charles Flanders; "The Ghost" is burning barns, murdering sheep herders, and making trouble for cattle ranchers in Skeleton Canyon. The Sacrifice of Little Tree text story by Gaylord Du Bois. Bears and Fishermen, script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Jon Small; Young Hawk and Little Buck canoe downstream. They escape from a Sioux fishing party and a group of hungry bears. Based on the popular Western TV series. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Lone Rider (1951) 1
    • Discounted from $195.00.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #339E6A-017
  • Issue #114
    Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (1941 Dell) 114
    • Discounted from $4.00.
    • Discounted from $2.40.
    • Discounted from $2.00.
  • Issue #114
    Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (Canadian Edition) 114

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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.

  • Issue #4
    Love Adventures (1949) 4

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  • Vol. 43 #2
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  • Issue #10
    Love Confessions (1949) 10

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    Photo Cover. Stories by unknown. Art by Bill Ward and unknown. With Bill's hungry lips crushing hers, she thought her decision was made! Read..."Rich Man, Poor Man" starring Bill Casey, Danny, Kathy Lake, Lew Flores, Mr. Haggerty, Mr. Lake, Mrs. Lake and Spike. Also featuring "Out of the Darkness" starring Hank Mills, Rita and Ron and "Teacher's Pet" starring Joy Shane, Laura James, Mal Turner, Sheila and Willis Randolph. Plus the retitled reprint stories "Bitter Years" starring Ben Wildress, Lorna Wildress and Russ Calahan and "Self Centered" (art by Bill Ward) starring Lucy, Luigi, Lynn Lee, Roger Dane and Sam. Also: 2-page text story "Guests at the Wedding" starring Betty Jeffries, Dave Harpel, Dick Sweeney and Ginny Blakely. 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Love Experiences (1949) 6

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    Alice Kirkpatrick cover. In order of appearance: "Not Free to Love Him"; "Once Jilted..." reprinted in Complete Love Magazine Vol. 32 (1956) #4; "Wedding Wrecker"; and "My Brazen Proposal". "Help Yourself To Allure: When a Girl Is Afraid of Love, Check up on Your Kisses, How to Be Graceful..." text article reprinted as "The Charm Corner..." in Real Love (1949-56 Ace) #31 and #53, "For a More Glamorous You..." in Complete Love Magazine Vol. 30 (1954) #2, "Tips on Courtship..." in Ten Story Love Vol. 33 (1954) #3, and "The Charm Corner..." in Real Love (1949-56 Ace) #70. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
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  • Vol. 33 #3
    Love Short Stories (1940-1955 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 33 #3

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  • Issue #13
    Lovelorn (1950) 13

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    Cover by Ken Bald. Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Art by Lin Streeter, Hy Rosen, Sam Cooper, and W. G. Hargis. Tales of romance from legendary early independent comics publisher ACG, one of the earliest of the romantic comics genre of the postwar era. Competition between a man and a woman over a vacant apartment leads to romance; A spoiled, wealthy woman falls for the cop who doesnt let her out of a ticket; A torch singer meets the man of her dreams, but another woman has him in her sights. All's Fair in Love; How To Say No... and Not Mean It!; Traces of a Kiss; What Does He See in Her?; What Does She See in Him?; Is Romance For the Rich?; Apron Strings; You Can't Change a Man; Spotlight on Love; Romance Rating; Popping the Question. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 2 #2
    Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (1949-Present Mercury Publications) Pulp Vol. 2 #2
    • Discounted from $3.00.

    Cover by George Salter. "Through Channels" by Richard Matheson, plus other fantasy and science fiction stories by Poul Anderson, L. Sprague De Camp & Fletcher Pratt, Bruce Elliot, Idris Seabright, H. Nearing Jr, David Grinnell, Christopher Wood, R. Ellis Roberts, George Paul Elliot, Alan Nelson, and Manly Wade Wellman. Softcover. 5.5-in. x 7.5-in. 128 newsprint pages, black and white (all text). Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 1 #5
    Male (1950-1981 Male Publishing Corp.) Vol. 1 #5

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    Volume 1, Issue 5 - April 1951. Adventure stories, articles and nude photos. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in. 98 Pages B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #7
    Man Comics (1949) 7

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  • Vol. 2 #4
    Man to Man Magazine (1949 Picture Magazines) Vol. 2 #4

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    Volume 2, Issue 4 - April 1951. Men's interest magazine focusing on true crime, and war stories. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 68 pages, B&W. MATURE READERS Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #58
    Marvel Family (1945) 58

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    "The Marvel Family Battles the Triple Time Plot"; "Mary Marvel Fights the Likeness Peril"; Captain Marvel stars in "The Man Who Lived Two Centuries"; "Captain Marvel Jr. Fights the Freak Fiasco"; and "Captain Marvel Battles the Blackness Plague." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #100
    Marvel Tales (1949 Atlas) 100
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #0348694025
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    • 1 1/2" Spine split (taped).
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.56) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split partially sealed with tape, interior attached to cover with tape, varying degrees of spine split through interior pages, brittle pages.

    Cover art by Vern Henkel. The Man Who Wasn't There, art by Vern Henkel. Eyes of Doom. Black Horror text story. Vampire, art by George Klein; A brother brings home a vampire bat that he has captured from a cave; It turns into a beautiful seductress and hypnotizes him into introducing her to his brother, whom she desires as a mate; He warns his brother about her, but the brother thinks he is jealous and leaves; He reads up on methods for dealing with vampires and when the woman flies into a cave, he seals it with a cross, and shoots his turned brother with a silver bullet. The Strange Machine; The leader of the Spanish Inquisition intends to do away with a rival by presenting a strange machine that will prove he is in league with the Devil. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #121
    Master Comics (1940 Fawcett) 121
    • Discounted from $42.00.
  • Vol. 4 #2
    Max Brand's Western Magazine (1949-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 4 #2

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  • Issue #4
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    Cover art by Warren Kremer (?). "Stool Pigeon's Swan Song"; Hicky Ranse informs on the mob and gets killed for his trouble. "Too Hot to Handle," pencils by Gene Colan; Arch Bettner is a master bank robber who dies while trying to escape in a dumbwaiter. "Murder - and the Crowd Roars"; Wolf Logan is an ex-boxer and now spends his time fixing fights. "News Reporter's Dilemma" text story. "The Death Touch of Chick Rigney," art by Louis Zansky; Chick Rigney decides the higher-ups in the mob are taking to much money so he begins to rub out his bosses. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.