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Comic books August 1951

  • Issue #140
    Jungle Comics (1940 Fiction House) 140

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    "The Monsters of Kilmanjabo," art by Maurice Whitman; KaƤnga, Ann, and Zulu aid the Walesas against the men of King Zando, who has vowed to destroy them. Untitled story, art by Henry Kiefer; When Wambi asks Tawn and Ogg for their help in returning a hippo calf to its mother, they refuse, saying they owe nothing to the calf; Later, when Tawn's calf is endangered by native hunters, the hippo mother comes to the rescue; Tawn and Ogg learned a lesson in gratitude. Untitled story; Miss Porter and Kafir plot to make Kafir chief of the Kibalas; Kafir pretends to be blind and is granted entrance to the Kibalas' sacred temple; Once inside, he uses a camera to photograph the idol. Untitled story, art by Ralph Mayo; A pair of crooked traders take the Walsulis' sacred white hippopotamus; Camilla pursues them and recovers the sacred animal; The traders are killed by the other animals they had captured for the circus trade. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Junior Funnies (1951) 10

    Stories and art by Harold Knerr, Chic Young and EC Segar. Numbering continues from Tiny Tot Funnies (1951) #9. A collection of reprints of popular comic strips of the time, including the Katzenjammer Kids, Blondie, Dagwood, Henry, Popeye, and Felix the Cat. Rags Rabbit goes on a madcap adventure featuring fun for the reader, including a connect-the-dots panel. Daisy and Her Pups: Zoo Antics; Katzenjammer Kids: Tricky Pygmy; Katzenjammer Kids: Pest Patrol; Popeye: Thimble Theatre; Rags Rabbit: Try, Try Again!; A Special Gift; Tippi the Toad; Henry. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Justice Traps the Guilty (1947) 29

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    Art by Marvin Stein and Mort Meskin. Pioneering crime comic Justice Traps the Guilty was produced by the studio of comics legends Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, creators of Captain America. Ruthie and Charles are in trouble when Ruthie's crooked brother gets out of prison. Willie the Whiz educates crooks on how to get away with crimes. A vicious thug is as dangerous to his fellow crooks as he is to the police. Extortion; Closeups; Willie the Whiz; The Time Trap; The Danby Case; Rat Hole. 40 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Ken Maynard Western (1950) 5

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  • Issue #27
    Kerry Drake Detective Cases (1944) 27

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    Stories and art by Allen Saunders and Alfred Andriola. Reprints of Alfred Andriola's detective comic strip Kerry Drake and other adventure tales. This issue features reprints from Dec. 1945 - Feb. 1946. After wheelchair-bound Messy Bessy wins the lottery, her husband Jackpot Jones plots her demise - as described with an unusual amount of detail on the front cover! The reader is invited to solve a crime before Inspector Smith can. Jackie Page solves The Case of the Noisy Room. Kerry Drake: The Case of the Frozen Clue; Jackie Page: The Case of the Noisy Room; Calling All Sleuths; The Body Is Missing; Death in the Afternoon; How Good a Detective Are You? 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
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  • Issue #2
    Kit Carson (1950 Avon) 2
    • Water damage.

    Art by Everett Raymond Kinstler, Marion Sitton and Howard Larsen. Cover by Everett Raymond Kinstler. Stories inspired by the life of the famed frontier scout and other Western tales. Framed by his enemies, Kit has only a month to prove his innocence; Kit strikes back after trappers close off the hunting lands of the northwest to keep its bounty for themselves. Also featuring a typically atmospheric cover and contents page, both illustrated by Everett Raymond Kinstler. Kit Carson's Revenge; The Doom Trail; African Buffalo; Elephants; The Tomahawk Strikes; Scalping Knives Along the Frontier. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Lash Larue Western (1949 Fawcett/Charlton) 19

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  • Issue #46
    Laugh Comics (1946 1st Series) 46
    • INCOMPLETE. Multiple pages missing. Interrupts art and story.

    Cover by Bob Montana. "I Wanna Do Homework"; Archie is forced to break a date with Betty to get his grades up. "The Poodle," script by Bill Woggon, pencils by Bill Woggon and Hazel Marten, inks by Hazel Marten and Floyd Norman (backgrounds); To pick up her spirits over her flagging movie career, Katy buys a new hat; Then she has a disastrous meeting with Randy's new trained poodle. "Class Mates," art by Dick Briefer; Jughead mistakes Veronica's uncle for a prowler. "Root of all Evil"; Ferdie offers to help Suzie's father remove a large fallen tree from the front yard, with disastrous results. "It's in the Bag"; Mr. Dripwaite takes a page out of Wilbur's book when making a speech to the school. Untitled story, script by Bill Woggon, pencils by Bill Woggon and Hazel Marten, inks by Hazel Marten and Floyd Norman (backgrounds); Debby wants new wallpaper for her room; Oliver decides to save money and do it himself. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Leave It to Binky (1948) 21

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    52 page issue. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Life Story (1949) 29
    Published Aug 1951 by Fawcett.

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    Vol. 5 No. 5 Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Little Al of the Secret Service (1951) 10

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    This is the first issue of the series although it is marked #10 on the cover. Dated July/August 1951. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Little Iodine (1950) 7

    Jerry Muddle in "Pop's a Sharpshooter!" text story (2 pg, inside covers), Little Iodine 'untitled' (A) Jimmy Hatlo, Little Iodine [How to Handle Your Parents], Yogurt 'untitled". 36 pages, FC. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #38
    Little Lulu (1948 Dell/Gold Key) 38
    • Only one staple (manufacturing).
    • Oxidation.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • 1 1/4" Cumulative spine split. 1" Lateral spine tear. Cover and first 2 wraps detached.

    Cover art by John Stanley. Five Little Babies, script by John Stanley, pencils by John Stanley (layouts) and Irving Tripp, inks by Irving Tripp; The Fellers play a trick on Lulu, and the girls retaliate with an equally good trick. Business Girl; The Fellers try to put Lulu and Annie's lemonade stand out of business. The Door Game; Lulu tells Alvin about a girl who lived all alone in a 237-room house. The Watchdog starring Tubby; The Fellers find a stray dog to guard their clubhouse. 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 #12
    Little Max (1949) 12
    Published Aug 1951 by Harvey.

    Stories and art by Warren Kremer and others. Joe Palooka's speechless sidekick from the popular Ham Fisher boxing strip gets his own comic, noteworthy for early versions of Little Dot and other Harvey characters. Max dreams himself into the Arabian Nights tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. A wishbone presents Max with a moral dilemma. Little Max and Casey find a new money-making idea. Plus solo stories featuring Rags Rabbit and Humphrey. Ali Max and the Forty Thieves; Safety First; Rodeo Riot; Rumpus; Long Range View; Humphrey; Little Max Rhymes with Reason; Monkey Business; Nap Sack; Rags Rabbit: A Tale of a Tail! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #38
    Lone Ranger (1948 Dell) 38
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    • MANUFACTURING ERROR. Interior cover images and text were mirrored/transferred from another cover onto the exterior cover of this copy.

    Painted cover art. Facts about the U.S. Cavalry. The Lone Ranger Fights the Ghost Gang, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Tom Gill; An old prospector helps The Lone Ranger find "The Ghost Gang," which is hiding out in an abandoned mine under a ghost town. Headlines in Lead, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Tom Gill; Red Wilkins and Mayor Barnes conspire to close down a newspaper in Faro. Wolf Brothers Partner text story, script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Jon Small. Rescue from Flood, script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Jon Small; A flood on the Mississippi causes part of the bank Little Buck is standing on to cave into the river; Young Hawk must rescue him and the two float downstream on a tree before being rescued by High Cloud. Based on the popular Western TV series. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Lone Rider (1951) 3

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  • Issue #118
    Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (1941 Dell) 118
    • Staple rust with migration.
  • Issue #118
    Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (Canadian Edition) 118

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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 #6
    Love Adventures (1949) 6

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  • Vol. 43 #4
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  • Issue #12
    Love Confessions (1949) 12
    • 2 1/4" Cumulative spine split.

    Photo Cover. Stories by unknown. Art by Charles Quinlan, John Forte and unknown. Featuring: "Timber Tempest" starring Betsy Grady and Pete Grady; "The Greater Sacrifice!" starring Bill Drexel and Julie Morley; and "Heart for Sale" starring Joan Andrews and Mary Andrews. Also featuring the retitled reprint story "I, Wendy Marsh" starring Wendy Marsh, Bob McLean, Sally, Bea Kimball, George Barclay, Mrs. Dowling, Dean Francis and Chip. Plus: 1-page text story "The Burden of Beauty" starring Angela Bronson. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Love Letters (1949) 12
  • Issue #17
    Lovelorn (1950) 17

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    Cover by Ken Bald. Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Art by Ogden Whitney, Sam Cooper, Paul Cooper, and Charles Sultan. Tales of romance from legendary early independent comics publisher ACG, one of the earliest of the romantic comics genre of the postwar era. A woman faces stiff competition when her boyfriend becomes a major league baseball player; Foolish Fay and Wise Wilma demonstrate the dos and donts of becoming popular; Jeanne is unlucky in love, despite being a professional marriage counselor. Big League Love; The Kiss; No Room For Romance!; Born A Spinster!; Popularity Pointers; Afraid To Love; Too Much Marriage Wasn't For Me!; Going Steady. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Lovers' Lane (1949) 15

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    Painted cover by DownSo. Stories and art by Lee Ames, Robert Martinott, Tony DiPreta, Allen Baron, Dick Rockwell, Sid Greene and Eloise Taylor. From the publisher of Crime Does Not Pay, Lover's Lane offered somewhat edgier, more lurid tales than other romance comics of the era. Dorothy finally gets to date Glenn when he returns from the Navy, but she's jealous that she's not his first choice. Bert dares inquisitive Ginger that she can't leave an envelope sealed for six weeks. Judy and Tom meet over a raffle ticket. Slightly sultry painted cover by DownSo. One More Kiss; Poise = Boys; The Sealed Letter; Play it Straight; Extra Special Date; The Love Clinic; Love Problems; How Did He Propose? 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 2 #4
    Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (1949-Present Mercury Publications) Vol. 2 #4

    Cover by Chesley Bonestell. Fantasy and science fiction stories by Arthur C. Clarke, John P. McKnight, Robert Arthur, Betsy Curtis, Garrett Oppenheim, H. Nearing Jr, Philip MacDonald, John Langdon, Miriam Allen DeFord, John Leimert, H. F. Heard, Charles Dickens (1860 reprint), and Alan Nelson. Softcover. 5.5-in. x 7.5-in. 128 newsprint pages, black and white (all text). Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 2 #2
    Male (1950-1981 Male Publishing Corp.) Vol. 2 #2

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

  • Issue #9
    Man Comics (1949) 9
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  • Issue #32
    Marmaduke Mouse (1946 Quality) 32
  • Issue #62
    Marvel Family (1945) 62
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  • Vol. 3 #4
    Marvel Science Fiction (1951-1952 Stadium) Pulp Vol. 3 #4

    Marvel Science Fiction, August 1951. Formerly Marvel Science Stories. Cover by Hannes Bok. Science Fiction Stories: "Seed" by Raymond F Jones, "An Easy Little Puzzle" by Philip Latham, "Skag with the Queer Head" by Murray Leinster, "This Joe" by A. E. Van Vogt, "Yes and No" by Kris Neville, "At No Extra Cost" by Isaac Asimov, and various other editorial features. Illustrations by F.R. Paul, H. Harrison, C. Burgos, and V. Napoli. Softcover Pulp Digest, 5 1/2-in x 7-in, 130 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 3 #4
    Marvel Science Stories (1950-1952 Stadium) Pulp 2nd Series Vol. 3 #4

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  • Issue #102
    Marvel Tales (1949-1957 Marvel/Atlas) 102
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    "A Witch is Among Us," "The Man Who Dreamed" (art by Gene Colan), "The End of the World" (art by Basil Wolverton), and "The Island" (art by Cal Massy). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #123
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  • Issue #6
    Men Against Crime (1951) 6
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  • Issue #8
    Men's Adventures (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 8
  • Issue #9
    Men's Adventures (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 9

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  • Vol. 1 #2
    Modern Man Magazine (1951-1976 PDC) Vol. 1 #2

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  • Vol. 41 #3
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  • Vol. 43 #3
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  • Issue #63
    Monte Hale Western (1948) 63

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  • Issue #12
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  • Issue #1
    Monty Hall of the U.S. Marines (1951) 1

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    Monty Hall in "Boots," "The Devil's Mask," and "The City of Flame." Back-up feature, "Pin-Up Pete" by Jack Sparling with five great pin-ups followed by a full page Li'l Abner and Daise Mae (and Schmoo!) Orange Crush ad by Al Capp. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 82 #1
    Motion Picture Magazine (1911-1978 MacFadden) Vol. 82 #1

    Volume 82, Issue 1 - August, 1951. Film magazine famous for being the 1st ever fan magazine. Stories on - Doris Day, Alan Ladd, Esther Williams and Howard Keel. 76 pages. 8.5 in. x 11 in. B&W Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #10
    Movie Love (1950) 10

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    Photo cover of Miriam Wilkins (Mona Freeman), Pete Black (John Payne), and Rose Billings (Arleen Whelan). "Ageless - Mona Freeman" article with photo. "Dear Brat," art by Bill Walton; Adaptation of the 1951 movie; A woman gets involved with a crook who is trying to reform. "Leaping Lancaster" six-page story with Burt Lancaster, art by Frank Frazetta. "Passage West," pencils by Henry Kiefer; Adaptation of the 1951 movie; In 1863, six prison escapees led by convicted murderer Pete Black take over a small wagon train headed by preacher Jacob Karns; Tension mounts as the travelers trek toward California across dry, desolate country. Famous Funnies Patterns ad. "Comical Billy De Wolfe" article with photo. 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    MovieTowns Animal Antics (1950) 33

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  • Issue #22
    Mr. District Attorney (1948) 22

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    Cover by Howard Purcell and Charles Paris. Stories by Dick Wood, Morris Waldinger and unknown. Art by Howard Purcell, Charles Paris, John Lehti, Ruben Moreira and Morris Waldinger. Brand-new adventures of radio's No. 1 hit! Mr. District Attorney in: "The Marksman of Crime!" with art by Howard Purcell and Charles Paris; "The Revenge of Johnny Raadik!" with art by Purcell and Paris; and "Blueprint of a Traitor!" by Dick Wood, Purcell and Paris. Also in this issue: Crime Oddities 1-pager by Morris Waldinger; "I Drive a Paddy Wagon" with art by John Lehti; A Casebook Mystery "The Case of the Stolen Cathode Ray!" with art by Ruben Moreira; Crime and Punishment! 1-pager by Waldinger; and The Crime File 2-page text article. 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Murder Incorporated (1950 2nd Series) 3

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    One of the more notorious pre-Code crime comics. Johnny Shea pursues the hidden witness to a crime; Tommy Morgan's murder case shocks the world because of the age of the people involved. The Dead Can Still Deliver!; The School Children Killers The True Crime Saga of Tommy Morgan; Caught Behind Bars!; The Unseen Witness. Final issue of the series; this issue was actually published after issues #5 and #2. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #53
    Mutt and Jeff (1939-65 All Am./National/Dell/Harvey) 53

    Cover by Sheldon Mayer (credited as Bud Fisher). Stories and art by Al Smith (credited as Bud Fisher), Bill Schreiber, Jack Schiff, and Otto Feuer. DC reprints the comic strip that defined the comic strip, featuring the original tall-and-short comedy duo. Also featuring the "topper" strip Cicero's Cat. Mutt wants to buy Jeff's horse, so he comes up with a wacky scheme. Mutt gets a television, still a new technology at the time. Mutt and Jeff join a baseball team. Plus a Tootsie Roll ad, "Captain Tootsie and His Vacation-Time Pals," with art by Bill Schreiber, and a vintage ad for Walt Disney mini-comics in exchange for Wheaties box tops. Also featuring a PSA about polio, then a national health crisis. Mutt & Jeff; Cicero's Cat; Message to Parents; Sweet Land of Liberty; Blind Singing Starlet. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    My Friend Irma (1950) 10
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