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Comic books June 1951

  • Issue #121
    Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 121
    • 1 1/4" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached.
  • Issue #98
    Captain Marvel Jr. (1942) 98
    • Cover detached at both staples.
  • Issue #4
    Captain Science (1950) 4

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    Captain Science stars in "The Martian Slavers" and "The Insidious Doctor Khartoum" (art on both by Joe Orlando/Wally Wood). Also in this issue: "The Legion of the Dead" and "When Time Stood Still" (art by Fass). Orlando/Wood cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Captain Video (1951) 3
    • Cover detached. 5" Cumulative spine split.

    Captain Video in "The Industructible Antagonist" and "Project X." Art on both by George Evans (with minor Al Williamson assist?). Rod Cameron back-up story, "Gunman's Invasion!" Painted cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3UK
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    Cover price is "9d" Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Chamber of Chills (1951 Harvey) 21
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    • Interior is complete. Extensive accumulation of defects.

    Cover by Al Avison. Stories and art by Bob Powell, Vic Donohue and Rudy Palais. Numbering continues from Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) #20. Sometimes listed as Chamber of Chills (1951 Harvey) #1. Harvey Comics joins the parade of pre-Code horror comics pioneered by EC in the 1950s. The descendant of famous witch-hunters is called to Ireland by a witch's spell. A man returns to Paris and remembers his childhood encounter with a ghost. A glimpse at what future space prisons might look like. The Old Hag of the Hills; The Avenging Spectre!; Darker Than Death; Gorilla!; Strange Customs; Gray Death; Tricks to Mystify Your Friends; The Chieftain of the Dead; Terror in the Heavens!; The Ghost of the Rue de Morte; How Death Valley Got Its Name; Weird Worlds. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 6 #11
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  • Issue #2
    Chief, The (1951) 2
    Published Jun 1951 by Dell.

    See Four Color # 290 for the first issue. This # 2 issue is the final issue of the series. Stories include "The Captive of the Mountain Makers" (art by Jon Small), "The Exile," "Squaw Man" (art by Small), and "White Wolf and the Pelt Robber." Painted covers. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Classics Illustrated 084 The Gold Bug and Other Stories (1951) 1
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    • Staple rust with migration.
    • Centerfold detached.
    • Centerfold detached at both staples.
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    The Gold Bug and Other Stories, 1st Printing, Painted Cover. (HRN 85, with 6/51 date). Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #2
    Complete Love Magazine Vol. 26 (1951) 2

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    Painted cover. In order of appearance: "I Sacrificed Everything"; "Her Two-Way Romance"; "Too Much to Forgive!" reprinted in Ten Story Love Vol. 36 (1955) #1; and "Here's My Heart, C.O.D.". Illustrated text stories: "Too Busy to Be a Bride" by Lois Walker, "To Win Him Back" by Fay Bruce, and "Nothing Dismayed Dotty!" by Jean McCarthy. 52 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #57
    Coo Coo Comics (1942) 57
    • 4" cumulative spine split. Cover detached. Only one staple (manufacturing). Chew.
  • Issue #39
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 39

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Robert Q. Sale, C. H. Moore, Dick Rockwell, Fred Guardineer, and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. Five hoods plot the perfect heist, but one of them is planning a double-cross, in a story narrated by Mr. Crime. A detective gets too close to a killer in the American Zone of postwar Berlin, where life is a chaotic ruin. A detective dares the reader to figure out the identity of a mystery sniper on a college campus, in a whodunit with multiple clues and an upside-down panel for the answer. The Five Dopes; On the Level; Murderers' Circle; How They Were Trapped; Coonan's Comeback; The "Almost Perfect" Crime; Death Goes To College. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Crime Can't Win (1950) 5

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  • Issue #99
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 99
    • Cover detached.

    Painted cover by Bob Fujitani. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, Fred Guardineer, George Tuska, Dick Rockwell, and Charles Biro. The title that launched the crime comics genre, Crime Does Not Pay was noted for its violent pre-Code content and lurid tales of underworld life. Tough private eye Chip Gardner faces a shootout high up in a skyscraper construction site, featuring an action-packed painted cover by Bob Fujitani and a story possibly written by Walter Gibson, creator of The Shadow. A man plots to murder his successful twin brother, dispose of him in quicksand, and take over his life, in another off-the-wall story. A story that dares the reader to figure out who killed a gangster with the colorful name of "Dutch" Treat. Also featuring a vintage ad for the book "Learn to Rumba." Chip Gardner: The Case of the Death's Head Ruby; The Man Who Died Twice; The Case That Solved Itself; Reprieve Granted, Prisoner Is Dead; Who Dunnit?: The Green Goods Murder! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Crime Exposed (1948) 4

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  • Issue #20
    Crime Must Pay The Penalty (1948) 20
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    "The Million-Dollar Beggar," "Wimpy Bremmer's Epitaph in Bullets," "Triggerman for a Blonde," and "Big-House Bait." Two page text story, "The Clue." The Overstreet Price Guide mistakenly attributes the drug story "Dealers in White Death" to this issue. That story is actually in issue #12 of this series and is not featured here. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Crime Suspenstories (1950-55 E.C. Comics) 5

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    Cover art by Johnny Craig. "The Sewer!", script and art by Johnny Craig; At a party thrown by the Goldens, Harry and Irene concoct a scheme to kill John, dump him in a sewer, and then be together for all time; However, the foul deed, once done, turns Irene's stomach and she ditches him. "Mr. Biddy ... Killer!", script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Jack Davis; Really fed up with his wife, Archie ponders what to do.....until he meets a Mr. Biddy, who offers to kill his wife for Archie. "Smart!" text story by Albert B. Feldstein. "The Gullible One," script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Jack Kamen; Fred Vanderhoff invites a group of his hunter friends to his mountain retreat to do some hunting, but the next morning they discovered that a heavy snow had fallen overnight, trapping them in their retreat for at least two weeks; When their host is killed the next day, the others make their way to the Police, each suspecting the other of the crime. "Partially Dissolved!", script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Graham Ingels; Crowds flocked to the theater to see Ventar, acclaimed as good a magician as the late Houdini or Thurston; The magician later reveals to his longtime assistant a new metal he created that dissolves in water, thus allowing his to do a variety of seemingly dangerous illusions. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Dagwood Comics (1950) 7
  • Issue #75
    Daredevil Comics (1941 Lev Gleason) 75

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Charles Biro, Norman Maurer, Alden McWilliams, C. H. Moore and William Overgard. This early superhero title was one of the comics that made publisher Lev Gleason a major player during the Golden Age. The Little Wise Guys try to get juvenile delinquent Weazy to reform, but he rejects their gestures of goodwill. Ace pilot "Hot Rock" Flanagan gets stuck escorting a female war correspondent while trying to prevent an enemy offensive. A Forrest Gump-like millionaire helps the Little Wise Guys produce the play that Jock has written. Also featuring a vintage ad for Lev Gleason Comics Picture Trading Cards! Little Wise Guys: Weazy Does It; Air Devils Starring "Hot Rock" Flanagan, Part 6; Little Wise Guys: The Angel; Crimebuster: Monkey Business; Happy Daze; Deny It... If You Can. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Darling Love (1949) 8

    Cover art by Harry Lucey. "Cottage of Love!", art by Harry Lucey; Al marries Devie, his childhood sweetheart; Shes offered a job skating in an ice show, but is afraid "marriage and career dont mix"; Al encourages her and they move to New York; Devie becomes a star, but Al feels lonely and meets old friend Kay in a nightclub; Devie thinks hes having an affair and leaves him. "What's on Your Heart?" advice column by Laura Brown. "Heartbreak Headlines"; Reporter Kevin takes a job as playboy Glenns secretary to get a big story on his love life; Kevin falls in love with Glenn and decides to give up her scheme, then learns Glenn is aware of her identity and is teaching her a lesson. "Stuff About Stars" article. "Second Hand Love," art by Harry Lucey; Carol marries David, a widower with a 10-year-old son; Danny is cool to his new stepmother but when Carol rescues David from drowning, he decides he likes her. "My Unhappy Triangle"; Artist Venetia takes a job with Perrys ad agency; He supports her desire to become a serious artist and proposes marriage; She is grateful to him but doesnt love him; She postpones making a decision so as not to hurt his feelings; Talent agency head Greg dates Venetia while Perrys away and they fall in love; When Perry returns, Venetia has to decide between the two men. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #172
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 172

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    Cover by Win Mortimer. Stories by unknown. Art by Dick Sprang, Charles Paris, Bruno Premiani, Frank Bolle and Dan Barry. Batman and Robin investigate The Man With Nine Lives, who brags that he cannot be killed as he escapes from certain death over and over in "The Outlaw Who Had Nine Lives!" with art by Dick Sprang and Charles Paris. Plus: Pow-Wow Smith, Indian Lawman in "The Phantom Brave!" with art by Bruno Premiani; Robotman in "Three Clues to Crime!" with art by Frank Bolle; and Impossible -- But True! tale "The Human Clock!" (featuring Roy Raymond) with art by Dan Barry. Also: Jerry the Jitterbug 1-pager by Henry Boltinoff; 2-page text piece "New Hope for the Convict" by B. Fairbanks; Peg half-pager by Boltinoff; Casey the Cop 1-pager by Boltinoff; and Quick Quiz activity page by H.T. Elmo. And: Superboy says "Know Your Country!" in a 1-page public service announcement by Jack Schiff and Win Mortimer. 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 48 #1
    Detective Tales (1935-1953 Popular Publications) Pulp 2nd Series Vol. 48 #1

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  • Issue #195106
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    "Stay Away from My Girl!" Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #11
    Diary Loves (1949) 11
    Published Jun 1951 by Quality.

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    Photo Cover. Stories by unknown. Art by Paul Gustavson, Little Al & Lin Streeter, John Forte, Sam Citron and unknown. Featuring: "Born to Kill" starring Dave Hanley, Rex Tilton and Wenda Carr; "Flames of Deceit" starring Jan Marlowe, Jed Shane and Mrs. Shane; "Love on the Menu" starring Gary Abbott, Granny Abbott, Mr. Abbott, Mrs. Abbott, Nick and Sally Hill; the retitled reprint story "The Price of Fame" starring Lora Dunbar, Jimmy O'Hara, Nan, Max Fennan and Rod Allerton; and "Fool's Paradise" starring Don Logan, Hal Downing, Mrs. Logan and Lana Norton. Plus: 2-page text story "Little Brother Makes a Match" starring Alec Tabot, Patsy Parker, Stewart Howbridge and Timmy Parker. Also: Readers' letters in "What Does It Take to Catch a Husband"! 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #40
    Dick Tracy Monthly (1948-1961) 40

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    Cover art by Joe Simon (as Chester Gould). "Mobilize for Defense" public service announcement; A brief history of the American Red Cross and its goals and accomplishments. "The Case of the Atomic Killers," script and art by Chester Gould; While Diet Smith tries to clear himself of murder charges, employees at his Detroit plant work on a scheme to steal one of Smith's atomic inventions; Tracy receives his first wrist radio. Untitled story, script and art by Chester Gould; Tracy and Smith search for the thieves who stole Smith's atomic light. Untitled story, script and art by Chester Gould; Thieves continue to use Diet Smith's atomic light to rob warehouses even as Tracy and Smith try to find them; Irma shoots Diet Smith while he's in the bathtub; B. O. Plenty discovers the wounded Smith and contacts Tracy. Crimestoppers Handbook; Brief descriptions of how pieces of evidence are processed. "How Well Do You Know the Law?" Calling All Sleuths activity page; Multiple choice questions about hot cars, narcotics violations, ice, parole, attorney general. "Death Hangs on the Clothesline" text story. Black Cat house ad. Bureau of Policewomen text story. Kerry Drake house ad. Beware of These Rackets page which shows how to avoid rackets involving Contracts, Charities, Bonds, and Phony Talent Scouts. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 65 #4
    Dime Detective Magazine (1931-1953 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 65 #4

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  • Issue #34
    Doll Man Quarterly (1941 Quality) 34

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    Doll Man in "Doll Man's Dilemma!", "The Full Moon Monster!", "The Priceless Formula of Adamas!", and "Treasherous Whirlpool." Jeb Rivers in "Jeb Rivers and Catfish Will Find Out!" Reed Crandall art. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Dotty Dripple (1946) 18

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  • Issue #11
    Durango Kid (1949 ME) 11
    • Centerfold plus one wrap detached.

    Stories by Gardner Fox and others. Art by Joe Certa, John Belfi and Frank Frazetta. Cover by John Belfi. Sometimes listed as Charles Starrett as the Durango Kid #11. Western adventure based on the popular masked hero played in the movies by Charles Starrett. Durango Kid helps the very first oil well in Oklahoma stave off attacks by the greedy; When Steve Brand can't help ranchers battle a dangerous land baron, the Durango Kid takes up the fight; Dan and Tipi bring supplies through British lines to Valley Forge, in a "White Indian" story by legendary artist Frazetta. Blood and Oil!; A Busy Day in Red Hook!; White Indian: The Blood of Valley Forge!; The Terrible Mr. Slade; The Big Frame-Up!; Charles Starrett, Star of Columbia's "Durango Kid" Western Movies. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 2 #8
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  • Vol. 2 #9
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  • Vol. 2 #10
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  • Vol. 2 #11
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  • Vol. 2 #12
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  • Vol. 17 #91
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (1941-Present Davis-Dell) Vol. 17 #91
  • Vol. 35 #6
    Esquire (1933 Esquire, Inc.) Magazine Vol. 35 #6

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  • Vol. 17 #2
    Exciting Love (1941-1958 Better Publications) Pulp Vol. 17 #2

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  • Vol. 1 #12
    Eye (1949-1956 Mutual Magazine) 1st Series Vol. 1 #12

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  • Vol. 7 #6
    Eyeful (1943-1955 Eyeful Magazine Inc.) Vol. 7 #6

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    June, 1951. Pin-up magazine for men. This issue featuring June Frew on the cover. 8.5-in. x 11.5-in. 58 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #11
    Fairy Tales (1951) 11
  • Issue #194
    Famous Funnies (1934) 194
    • Ragged edges (some pages were never cut and later torn open for reading).

    Contains comic strip reprints and a text story. In order of appearance: "Steve Roper and Wahoo" by Allen Saunders and Elmer Woggon; "Bobby Sox" by Martha B. Links; "Oaky Doaks" by Ralph Briggs Fuller; "Napoleon" by Clifford McBride; "Scorchy Smith" by Rodlow Willard; "Dickie Dare"; and "Ben Friday" by Lawrence Lariar and John Spranger. "Real Wings" text story. 52 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 12 #3
    Famous Western (1937-1960 Columbia Publications) Pulp Vol. 12 #3

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  • Vol. 13 #6
    Fantastic Adventures (1939-1953 Ziff-Davis Publishing) Pulp Vol. 13 #6

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    Volume 13, Issue 6 - June 1951. Cover by Walter H. Hinton. Science Fiction and Adventures stories. This issue features "Whom the Gods Would Slay!" by Ivar Jorgensen. Softcover Pulp, 7-in x 10-in, 132 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 5 #1
    Fantastic Novels (1940-1951 Frank A. Munsey) Pulp Vol. 5 #1

    June 1951. Cover by Lawrence. "Spawn of the Comet" by Otis Adelbert Kline, "The Girl in the Golden Atom" by Ray Cummings, "The Song of the Sirens" by Edward Lucas White, "The Shadowy Third" by Ellen Glasgow, and "War God's Gamble" by Harry Walton. Illustrations by Finlay, Lawrence and Bok. Softcover Pulp, 7-in. x 9-in., 114 Text Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 5 #1
    Fantastic Novels (1948-1951 New Publications) Canadian Edition Vol. 5 #1

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    Canadian Edition says "The Strangest Stories Ever Told" on cover Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 4 #4
    Fate Magazine (1948-Present Clark Publishing) Digest/Magazine Vol. 4 #4

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    Volume 4 - Issue 4, May/June 1951. Pulp magazine devoted to exploring the paranormal. This issue includes articles on theAztec Cult of Human Sacrifice, The Man Who Could Feel No Pain, Mystery Ice From the Sky, and Port Royal, the Lost City Beneath the Sea! Also: What Occult Book Should You Read? Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 130 page, Text (with B&W Illustrations and Photos). Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #11
    Fawcett Movie Comic (1950) 11

    "The Thundering Trail." Lash LaRue and Fuzzy protect a newly elected territorial governor and the town of Prairieville. Based on the 1951 Real Art feature film. Back cover is ad for Lash LaRue outfits. Front cover photo of Lash LaRue. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 7 #1
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  • Issue #8
    Firehair Comics (1948) 8

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    Stories by John Mitchell, credited as John Starr. Art by Robert Webb, David Heames and Jay Disbrow. Cover by Maurice Whitman. Adventures of the Western hero, a white woman raised by the Dakota tribe. A Piute war party attacks the village during a women's ceremony, and only Firehair is there to defend them; Cackling Crow claims to have fought off a Cree patrol, but his story doesn't add up; Firehair learns a crooked sheriff killed a mine owner and framed his partner for the murder. Another action-packed cover from Maurice Whitman. Raid of the Red Arrows; War Wolf of the Nez Perce; Scalps For Buffalo Men; Pony Express; Firehair. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 7
    • Canoe you see big trouble about to surface? A great romance cover.

    Stories and art by Lee Elias, Vic Herman, Tom Gill and Bob Powell. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. A doctor is torn between professional ethics and his secret love for his nurse Myra. Gail uses a Sadie Hawkins dance to go after Lenny, just to make her boyfriend Doug jealous. New to New York, Janice dates a multitude of guys, but doesn't count on getting a reputation. Amusing cover by an unknown artist. How I Lost My Sweetheart; My Careless Heart; Pick-Up; Should I Leave Home?; I Married a Doctor; In Love With My Teacher; My First Love Haunted Me; I Thought I Knew What I Wanted; Tips For Teen-Agers; What Would You Do? 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.