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Comic books May 1951

  • Issue #8
    15 Story Detective (1950-1951 Popular Publication) Canadian Edition 8

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  • Vol. 27 #1
    44 Western Magazine (1937-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 27 #1

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  • Issue #156
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 156
    Published May 1951 by DC.
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #1396947017

    Cover art by Al Plastino. The Girl of Steel starring Superman and Lex Luthor, art by Al Plastino. World of the Metal Men starring Tommy Tomorrow, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. Pipeline Peril starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. Riddle of the Rainbow Man starring Vigilante, art by Bob Brown. 52 Pages, Full Color. Full-page ad for Mystery in Space # 1/Strange Adventures # 7. Cover price $0.10.

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

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    May 1951. Cover by ?. "The Bravest Man" by Robert L. Trimnell. Other stories by Borden Deal, A. H. Verrill, Cornelius Morgan, Howard R. Voight, Brian O'Brien, F. R. Buckley, and Ed Dieckmann. Softcover digest, 6 1/4-in. x 8 1/2-in., 112 pages, black and white (text with illustrations). Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #164
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 164

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Superboy vs. Silent Fox, art by John Sikela. The Battle of the Formulas, script by Don Cameron, art by Ralph Mayo; Johnny Quick vs. Jerry Strong, the World's Strongest Human. The Strangest Questions in the World starring Aquaman, script by George Kashdan, art by John Daly. Speedy Meets the Bolt starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 19
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    "The Howling Head," "The Hands of Horror," "The Vampire's Bane," "True Ghosts of History: The Highland Phantom," "The Ghoul's Grave," "Case of the Spectral Schoolboy," and "The Frozen Specter." Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Cover by Ogden Whitney. Stories by Lin Streeter, George Klein, Richard Brice, Frank Siminski, Art Gates, W. G. Hargis, John Rosenberger, and Al Camy. 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 #17
    Adventures into the Unknown (1950 Arnold Book Co.) UK Edition 17

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    Written by Richard Hughes. Art and cover by Ogden Whitney. Reprints Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) #104. 68 pages, B&W.

  • Vol. 36 #2
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  • Vol. 8 #4
    Airboy Comics (1945-1953 Hillman) Vol. 8 #4
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    • Centerfold detached at one staple and loose at the other.
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    • Staple rust. Rust migration.

    Cover by Ernest Schroeder. Stories and art by Bernie Krigstein, Gerald McCann 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 #87. No issue # on cover; Vol. 8, issue #4 in indicia. Airboy confronts a crooked airline entrepreneur who uses unsafe aircraft. The Heap observes a dangerous confrontation between Gypsies and a young prince on the grounds of the Di Fondi Castle. A pirate tale with early art by EC legend Bernie Krigstein. Airboy: The Death Merchants of the Air; The Heap; The Wind Drinkers; The Youth and the Sword; Iron Terror; The Annapolis Toe; Captain Splint's Hairy Helper. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #119
    All American Western (1948-1952 DC) 119

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    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by John Giunta. Ad for Tomahawk #4. The Vanishing Gold Mine starring Johnny Thunder, script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Alex Toth, inks by Joe Giella. King of the Gold Rustlers featuring Overland Coach, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Bob Lander. Ad for pictures of stars to be found the backs of Royal Dessert boxes featuring John Lund, Jim Pollard, Mona Freeman, Dick McGuire, and Betty Hutton. Pay Dirt Justice starring the Minstrel Maverick, pencils by Irwin Hasen, inks by Bob Lander. Human Rights for All public service announcement starring Superman, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. Over the River--Epics of the Texas Rangers, pencils by Alex Toth, inks by Joe Giella. To Hunt a Buffalo text article by Raymond Perry. The Phantom Garrison starring Foley of the Fighting Fifth, script by David V. Reed, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Joe Giella. Ad for Mystery in Space #1. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    All Famous Crime (1951) 8
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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Pre-Code crime comics from L. B. Cole's Star Publications. Police seek evidence to convict Tony Bellino, aka Tony .38, an enforcer for the mob. A killer mysteriously sets his victims on fire. Bill Payne, the Tarheel Killer, successfully engineers a prison break through the laundry and then a bank job, but not even his gang is safe from his treachery. Trick a Killer!; The Chump; The Torch Murder!; Carolina Jailbreak!; Fruits of Crime; The Case of the Panicky Slayer. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #44
    All True Crime (1948) 44

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    Written by Carl Wessler and unknown. Art by Jay Scott Pike, Sol Brodsky, Ed Moore, Larry Lieber, John Romita, Sr., Les Zakarin and unknown. True cases proving crime can't win! All cases from official records! In this issue: "Shanghaied" with story by Carl Wessler and pencils by Jay Scott Pike; the men who live with death in "Arson Squad" with art by Sol Brodsky; "Murder in the Bighouse" is as shocking as today's headlines, with art by Ed Moore; the strangest crime in the world in "It Happened in Prussia"; 2-page text story "The Talking Corpse"; "Cop on the Beat" with art by Larry Lieber; and "Ace Renard, King of the Bookies" with art by John Romita, Sr. and Les Zakarin. 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Amazing Adventures (1950 Ziff Davis) 2
    • 7" cumulative spine split (taped).

    Alex Schomburg art. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Amazing Detective Cases (1950) 6
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  • Vol. 25 #5
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 25 #5
    • 1/2" Spine split from top.
    • 5" Cumulative spine split. Water damage.

    May 1951. Cover by Robert Gibson Jones. Science fiction stories by Lawrence Chandler, Graham Doar, V.E. Thiessen, Burt B. Liston, Rog Phillips, and H.B. Hickey. Illustrations by Virgil Finlay, Leo Ramon Summers, Rod Ruth, Robert Gibson Jones, W.H. Hinton, and Julian Krupa. 7-in. x 10-in.; black and white; 160 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #329
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  • Vol. 332 #5
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 332 #5

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  • Issue #2
    Arizona Kid, The (1951) 2

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    Davy Laramee the Arazona Kid stars in "The Red Men Attack," "Code of the Gunfighter," and "The Coward's Boast" (art on all three by Russ Heath) plus Lieutenant Hank Barlow in "Warrior's Revenge!" Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 2 #11
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  • Vol. 47 #3
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 47 #3
    • 1 1/4" Cumulative spine split.

    May 1951. Cover by Hubert Rogers. Stories: "Galactic Gadgeteers" by Harry Stine, "Izzard and the Membrane" by Walter M. Miller, Jr., "Success Story" by Julian Chain, "Guess Again" by J. A. Meyer, and "Key Decisions" by H. B. Fyfe. Articles: "Clipper Ships of Space" by Russell Saunders, and "The Argonne Heavy Water Reactor". Softcover, 5.5-in x 7.75-in, 162 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #64
    Basinful of Fun (1941 F.Youngman LTD) 64

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    Vintage British humor magazine aimed primarily at men. 4 1/2-in. x 7-in., 36 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #64
    Batman (1940) 64
    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1951 by DC.

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    Cover by Win Mortimer. "The Candid Camera Killer!", pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; Batman and Robin encounter an eccentric millionaire who collects pictures of crimes and criminals; His obsesssion makes him involved with criminals, and he is determined to get a picture of the deaths of Batman and Robin. "The Forgotten Men of Crime!", pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; An elderly criminal is released from prison and tries to make a comeback in the underworld of Gotham City. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. A New Look In Racing article by Barbara Fairbanks, art by Raymond Perry. Shorty page by Henry Boltinoff. "The Return of Killer Moth!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; Killer Moth returns after two months in prison; He steals a moth collection so he can revive his shattered image; He becomes suspicious of Bruce Wayne being Batman. Human Rights for All public service announcement starring Superman, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. Half-page Peg story by Henry Boltinoff. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Battle (1951 Atlas) 2

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    The War Department Regrets... Wings Of Death. The Commandos Attack! No Medals For Maria text story. Capture In Korea! 32 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #667
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    Published 1951 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #668
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    Published 1951 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #669
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    Published 1951 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #670
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    Published 1951 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Vol. 10 #2
    Beauty Parade (1941-1956 Harrison Publications) Vol. 10 #2

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  • Vol. 2B #8
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    Published by Atlas News Cover price $0.25.

  • May 1951
    Best True Fact Detective (1943-1981 Newsbook) May 1951

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  • Issue #148
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  • Issue #4
    Beyond (1950 Ace) 4

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    Cover pencils by Warren Kremer. Trial by Ghost Light, pencils by Ken Rice; Playboy Weston is convicted and executed for a murder he didn't commit; The district attorney Dexter knew of his innocence, but used the case to become governor. The Spell of the Hypnotic Chord, pencils by Louis Zansky; Knife-throwing artist Zander is executed and swears revenge upon his judges; At the same time, a concert pianist loses his hands in a train crash and gets Zander's hands transplanted. Cult of the Undead. It happened on Valentine's Eve. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Big Town (1951) 5

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    Based on the TV and radio show of the same name, Big Town lasted 50 issues. This installment includes the following: "Stop the Presses!" (a wounded Policeman's wife resents her husband's profession); "Lost, Strayed or Stolen?One Million Dollars!"; "The Perfect Alibi!" (with Johnny Law); "The Stamp of Guilt!"; and "Custer's Last Fight." Scripts by John Broome, Miriam Hecht, and Dave Wood, pencils by John Lehti and J. Winslow Mortimer, inks by Sy Barry and Frank Giacoia. Cover by John Lehti and Sy Barry. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Bill Boyd Western (1950) 14

    Bill Boyd in a three-part story, "The Perilous Trail." Windy back-up story, "Thin-Skinned Hombre!" Slim Jeans and Crabmouth back-up story. Photo cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 25

    Edited by Charles Biro and Bob Wood. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by Dick Rockwell, Al Luster, Claude Moore, and Basil Wolverton. Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. Two gold hungry prospectors are deep in Indian territory in Montana, and their mules have been stolen. 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #4
    Black Magic (1950-1961 Prize/Crestwood) Vol. 1 #4

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    Cover by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon. Art by George Roussos, Bill Draut, Mort Meskin, Jack Kirby and Joe Simon. Captain America creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby present their own contribution to the horror comics trend of the 1950s, featuring tales of ghosts and the paranormal. No issue number listed on cover; listed as Vol. 1, issue #4 in indicia. A woman uses voodoo dolls to get rid of her vaudeville performing partner. A dead hoodlum mysteriously resurfaces with another face. A killer encounters a man who looks just like his victim. Voodoo on Tenth Avenue; Hideout!; A Man's Last Dream!; The Strangest Facts; Up to the Jury; The Dead Don't Really Die!; The Jonah! Curse of the Seven Seas! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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

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  • Issue #14
    Black Rider (1951) 14

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    Last 52-page issue. The Black Rider in "The Horror Castle" (art by Joe Maneely), "The Tree Pirates Strike," "Close Shave," and "The Metal Menace!" Back-up story "The Victim." Two-page text story, "Big Jim Larkin's Plot." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #40
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 40
    • Cover detached.
    • Cover detached.
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    • Cover detached at single center staple.

    Cover by Reed Crandall. Stories by Paul Gustavson and unknown. Art by Paul Gustavson, Reed Crandall and unknown. What knight-mare is this? Knights in armor pitted against the Blackhawks! Don't miss..."Valley of Yesterday" with art by Reed Crandall. Blackhawk is also featured in: "Eighth Blackhawk" with art by Crandall; "The Red Raiders vs. the Blackhawks"; and an untitled story. Plus: Chop Chop in an untitled back-up story by Paul Gustavson. And: 2-page text story "Smuggler's Trick"! 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 30
  • Issue #109
    Blue Bolt (1949) 109

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    Cover by Basil Wolverton. Stories and art by Alan Mandel, Bill O'Connor, Ben Flinton, Leonard Sansone, Larry Antonette and Basil Wolverton. 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. Blue Bolt investigates a series of arson attacks on Ironville. Subzero investigates sabotage on victory farms, part of WWII food supply drives. In a Spacehawk adventure by Basil Wolverton, Spacehawk uncovers a plot to bomb the Thunder Mountain dam by a secret band of alien saboteurs known as the Black Avengers. Also featuring a cover by Basil Wolverton. Blue Bolt; Sub-Zero; Phantom Sub; Four-Legged Heroes; Spacehawk. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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

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  • Issue #4
    Bob Colt (1950) 4
    Published May 1951 by Fawcett.
  • Issue #1
    Bob Swift (1951) 1
    Published May 1951 by Fawcett.

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    Painted cover art by Norman Saunders. The Largemouth Bass article. Bob Swift and the Big Horn Bonanza; Bob and his father go on a Rocky Mountain sheep hunt. Bob Swift and the King of the Lake. The Atlantic Salmon text article. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #65
    Boy Comics (1942) 65
    • Cover detached at both staples.

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Norman Maurer, C.H. Moore, William Overgard 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 becomes involved in testing experimental aircraft as the Cold War heats up. Dilly Duncan and his rival Gruesome Jones compete on the baseball field. CB tries to help a friend earn money with his new plane. Also featuring the announcement of the winners of live monkeys (!) from the contest in issue #60. Crimebuster: Dear Enemy; The Bad Hero; Taking Ways; Deny It If You Can; Dilly Duncan: Dilly On the Diamond; Little Wise Guys: Scarecrow Gets A Lift; Fact Oddities. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 44 #5
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  • Issue #26
    Buccaneers (1950) 26
    Published May 1951 by Quality.
    • Cover detached (taped). Small piece of tape on interior back cover.

    Cover by Reed Crandall & Chuck Cuidera. Stories by Joe Millard and unknown. Art by Chuck Winter, Sid Greene and unknown. When their ship begins to flounder, Lila the Corsair Queen and Monk put into Corpse Cay, which is run by the nefarious Captain Rex, a buccaneer pirate who encouraged piracy for his own profit. Because Lila's father was killed by buccaneers, she has vowed to kill all such men -- and Captain Rex will be no different -- in "King of Corpse Cay!" Plus: Eric Falcon in "Bloody Finger of Fate"! Also: While anchored off a tiny island to make repairs to their ship, Captain Daring, Lady Dolores and Patch are taken prisoner by Admiral Blood in "Boomerang of Justice"! And: Adam Peril in "Serpent of the Sea"! Plus: Black Roger in an untitled story! Also: 2-page text story "Blood On the Docks"! 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Buster Bunny (1949) 8
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • "D" Copy/Double Cover. 1st cover 7.5, interior cover 8.0.
    • Label #008-AA-008
  • Issue #120
    Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 120
    • 2 1/4" Cumulative spine split.

    Cover by C.C. Beck. Stories by Otto Binder and unknown. Art by C.C. Beck and unknown. Captain Marvel (Billy Batson) stars in: "The Marauding Meteors" with story by Otto Binder and pencils by C.C. Beck; "The Pain Maker" by Otto Binder and C.C. Beck; "The Voice Heard Round the World" by Otto Binder and C.C. Beck; and "The Machine Monster" by Otto Binder and C.C. Beck. Plus: Captain Kid in "Kid Stuff"! And: Jon Jarl in the 2-page text story "The Darkness Danger" with script by Otto Binder (as Eando Binder). 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #97
    Captain Marvel Jr. (1942) 97
    • Cover coming loose at staples.
    • 1 3/4" spine split from bottom.

    "Capt. Marvel Jr. Battles the Space Spy," "Capt. Marvel Jr. Battles the Sinister Snow," "Capt. Marvel Jr. Meets the Last Man on Earth," and "The Moon on Fire." Kanvasback back-up story, "Zoo Zillies." Two-page text story, "Strange Assignment," by Keener Argus. Cover price $0.10.