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Comic books October 1951

  • Vol. 45 #1
    10 Story Western Magazine (1936-1954 Popular) Pulp Vol. 45 #1

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  • Vol. 4 #3
    5 Western Novels Magazine (1949-1954 Standard Magazines) Pulp Vol. 4 #3

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  • Issue #161
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 161
    Published Oct 1951 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1102784002

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Exit – Superman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. The Pirate Planeteer starring Tommy Tomorrow, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. Sabotage in Sarawak starring Congo Bill. The Duplicate Crimes starring Vigilante, script by Dick Wood, art by Bob Brown. 52 pgs. $0.10. Last 52-page issue. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #169
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 169
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Label #1264474022

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Lost-- A Free Education! public service announcement featuring Leave It To Binky, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. Clark Kent's Private Butler starring Superboy, script by Alvin Schwartz, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. Varsity Vic humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Amazing Arrow Medal starring Green Arrow and Speedy, script by George Kashdan, art by George Papp. Johnny Quick's New Assistant, script by Jack Miller, art by Ralph Mayo. Peg humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 44 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 6
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    The Return of the Brain, art by Russ Heath; More adventures of the evil head that lives and moves without the benefit of a body (follow-up of story in Adventures into Terror #5). Vehicle of the Dead text story. You Can't Escape; In this story a vampire stalker breaks the fourth wall and addresses the reader directly whom he intends to be a stalking victim. The Dark Room!; A boy goes to live with his uncle who, unknown to the boy, practices black magic. The Girl Who Couldn't Die!, pencils by Paul Reinman; a phony medium unintentionally brings back the spirit of a murderess. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 24

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    Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Cover by Ken Bald. Stories by George Wilhelms, King Ward, Al Camy, Charles Spain Verral, andEd Moritz. 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 #11
    Adventures of Bob Hope (1950) 11

    Cover art by Owen Fitzgerald. Heir to the Throne Part 1, script by Cal Howard, art by Owen Fitzgerald; Bob is mistaken for a crown prince. Varsity Vic humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Heir to the Throne Part 2; Bob flashes back to how he was asked to replace the crown prince. Heir to the Throne Part 3; Bob dodges assassins. Heir to the Throne Part 4. Untitled Betty story by Stan Kaye. 52 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Airboy Comics Vol. 08 (1951 Hillman) 9

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    Cover by Ernest Schroeder. Stories and art by Ernest Schroeder and others. 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 #92. No issue # on cover; Vol. 8, issue #9 in indicia. Airboy battles a madman who menaces Europe from a miles-high tower. A sinister plant known as the Green Peril takes root near the site where The Heap was created, and soon threatens all who draw near. The history of rockets and jet-powered flight. Airboy; The Heap; The Hippos of Jewel River; Cowtown Rookie; Smoke-Busting Sailor; Jet Propelled; Rain Cleans the Bases. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 25 #10
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 25 #10
    • 1 1/2" cumulative spine split. Chipping on back cover.

    Oct 1951. Cover by Robert Gibson Jones. Science fiction stories by John Jakes, Milton Lesser, Gerald Vance, Chester S. Geier, and Arthur G. Strangland. Illustrations by Ed Valigursky, Frank Navarro, and Leo Ramon Summers. 7-in. x 10-in.; black and white; 160 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #52
    Archie (1943) 52
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    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split, cover detached.
  • Vol. 333 #4
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 333 #4

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  • Issue #5110
    Arizona Highways 5110
    Published Oct 1951

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    October 1951. Publication of the Arizona Highway Department featuring stories and art with Western themes. In this issue: high-altitute birds; leaves of autumn; hegari crop; and more. 9-in. x 12-in.; part color, part black and white; 36 pages on white paper. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #6
    Astonishing (1951) 6

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    Murder By Magic, script and art by Bill Everett; Marvel Boy comes across a time-travelling crime fighter. The Phantom Pen, script and art by Bill Everett. The Hills of Venus text story. Unseen Terror!, script and art by Bill Everett. The Coffin, art possibly by Norman Steinberg. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 48 #2
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 48 #2

    October 1951. Cover by Van Dongen. Stories: "Iceworld"(Part 1) by Hal Clement, "Thinking Machine" by H. B. Fyfe, "The Years Draw Nigh" by Lester del Rey, "Ultima Thule" by Eric Frank Russell, and "The Head Hunters" by Ralph Williams. Article: "These Rare Earths" by William Olcott. Softcover, 5.5-in x 7.75-in, 170 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #14
    Authentic Science Fiction (1951-1957 Hamilton & Co.) 14

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  • Issue #69
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    Vintage British humor magazine aimed primarily at men. 4 1/2-in. x 7-in., 36 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #10
    Big Town (1951) 10

    Based on the TV and radio show of the same name, Big Town lasted 50 issues. This installment includes the following: "The Strange Story of Tomorrow's Newspaper!" (Steve Wilson must protect Lorelei, whose obituary appears in the paper); "Crime Rides the Skies!"; "The Thousand-to-One-Chance!" (with Johnny Law); and "The Alibi King of Big Town!" Scripts by Dave Wood and Miriam Hecht, pencils by John Lehti and Irwin Hasen, inks by Bernard Sachs and Bob Lander, and Frank Giacoia. Cover by Alex Toth. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
    Black Cat Mystery (1951 Harvey) 31

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  • Issue #45
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 45
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    Cover by Reed Crandall. Featuring: 10 page Blackhawk story "The Island of Death" pencilled by Reed Crandall; 5 page Chop Chop story "Super's Super Market" drawn by Paul Gustavson; 8 page Blackhawk story "The Unholy Three" drawn by Bill Ward; 1 page text story "Voice of the Idol"; 7 page Blackhawk story "The Invisible Men" drawn by Bill Ward (?). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Blazing West (1948) 19

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    Cover art by Ogden Whitney. Untitled Bantam Buckaroo story, art by Leonard Starr; Mike stakes his ranch on winning a horserace, but in the night his horse is killed, and Lobo sets out to pin the suspect before it is too late. Wheaties ad featuring Phil Rizzuto. Untitled Winners of the West story, art by Ed Moritz; Wild Bill's showdown with McCanles and his gang. How to tame a wild horse fact page. Cover of Forbidden Worlds #2, art by Ken Bald. Pony Bob Haslam--Unsung Heroes of the West. The Hooded Horseman story, art by Leonard Starr. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 35

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  • Vol. 93 #6
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp Vol. 93 #6

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  • Issue #6
    Bob Steele Western (1950) 6
  • Issue #12
    Bobby Benson's B-Bar-B Riders (1950 ME/AC) 12
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack
    • Label #0720697009

    Cover art by Bob Powell. The Mechanized Horse!, art by Bob Powell; Bobby must recover a hijacked tank. No Locks to Murder!, art by Bob Powell; The Lemonade Kid must solve a murder. Duel at Beaver Lake!, art by Bob Powell; Bobby must overcome an outlaw hiding in a beaver lodge. The Fury of the Flood!, art by Bob Powell; a heavy rain floods out the town. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Border Patrol (1951) 3

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  • Issue #70
    Boy Comics (1942) 70

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Dick Rockwell, Ben Brown, C.H. Moore, Norman Maurer 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. Crimebuster goes after phony charities run by con men and winds up on the wrong end of a boat propeller. Dilly Duncan tries to be a jockey in an amateur horse race for a carnival. Crimebuster tries to protect a murder witness who falls into the hands of racketeers. Also featuring a vintage ad for Lev Gleason Comics Picture Trading Cards. Crimebuster: Blind Man's Bluff; The Wreckers--Flesh and Steel; Laff This Off!; Dilly Duncan: Ride 'Em Dilly; Little Wise Guys: The Coming of Courtney. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Boy Detective (1951) 2

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    Tales of mystery and adventure with Dan Tayler, Boy Detective. Dan faces off against the Vice Lords, who want to corrupt young men like himself with drink, gambling and even worse things. Also featuring a classic back-cover employment ad to become a Criminal Investigator. Death Rides the Wheel; Murder At the Broadcast; The Wand of Terror; Darts of Death; Foo Shampoo; Young Folks at Home. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Buffalo Bill (1950 Youthful) 8

    Buffalo Bill in "The Emperor of America" (art by Goldfarb Baer), plus "Arrows of Death," "the Living Dead," and Grey Wolf in "Grey Wolf's Secret Lair!" Bair cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #39
    Buzzy (1944) 39
    Tags: Archie
    Published Oct 1951 by DC.
  • Issue #125
    Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 125

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  • Issue #102
    Captain Marvel Jr. (1942) 102
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    "Captain Marvel Jr. Battles Big Smokey," "The Truthful Lie," and "A Slave of the Genie!" Kanvasback back-up story, "The Battling Buffoon!" Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Captain Science (1950) 6
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #0348681004
    • Staple rust.
  • Issue #5
    Captain Video (1951) 5
    • 3 1/2" spine split from bottom. Cover detached at one staple.
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  • Issue #5UK
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    Cover price is "9d" Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Chamber of Chills (1951 Harvey) 23

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    Cover by Al Avison. Stories and art by Bob Powell, Lee Elias, Pierce Rice, Vic Donohue and Rudy Palais. Sometimes listed as Chamber of Chills (1951 Harvey) #3. Harvey Comics joins the parade of pre-Code horror comics pioneered by EC in the 1950s. The recipient of an eye transplant is haunted by horrifying visions. A meek accountant pushed too far turns to murder, in a story with possible inks by comics legend Leonard Starr. Scientists discover the legendary lair of the Minotaur, but soon regret it. Arctic explorers accidentally unfreeze an evil temple and its inhabitants. Walking Dead; Hall Of Horror!; Trip To Terror; Brain Operation!; Strange Customs; Death In The Desert!; Monster's Maze; Scientific Oddities; The Doom of Living Ice; Weird Worlds. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Cisco Kid (1951 Dell) 5

    "Cisco Helps a Friend" and "The Gold Hungry Senors." Painted cover by Ernest Nordli. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Classics Illustrated 088 Men of Iron (1951) 1
    • Staple rust.
    • Centerfold detached.
    • Small chew-holes through book, centerfold detached.

    Men of Iron, 1st Printing, Painted Cover. (HRN 89, with 10/51 date). Into the intrigue of a medieval castle comes Myles Falworth, who develops into a dashing, gallant knight with but one desire - to avenge his father's wrongs. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #2
    Classics Illustrated 088 Men of Iron (1951) 2

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    Men of Iron, 2nd Printing, Painted Cover. (HRN 154). Into the intrigue of a medieval castle comes Myles Falworth, who develops into a dashing, gallant knight with but one desire - to avenge his father's wrongs. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #4
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    Painted cover. Contains original and reprinted material as noted. In order of appearance: "Target for Men's Kisses"; "Steppingstone Girl Friend"; "Yours for a While"; and "The Other Girl in His Life" reprinted from Love at First Sight (1949) #10 and reprinted in Love Experiences (1949) #38b. Illustrated text stories: "Half-Remembered Fiancé" by Gloria Colby, "The Very Wife for Jim" by Mary Paige, and "Her Puzzled Heart" by Jean Higgins. 52 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #59
    Coo Coo Comics (1942) 59
  • Issue #43
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 43

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Gene Colan, Frank Bolle, Claude Moore, 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. Members of a heist gang wait fifteen years for the loot that is buried in a coffin, and that's a lot of time to double-cross each other. A seemingly innocent tea made of the foxglove plant turns out to be a man's way of eliminating his invalid wife, in a story with early art by comics legend Gene Colan. A comic that dares the reader to figure out a murder during a white-water rafting trip, in a whodunit with multiple clues and an upside-down panel for the answer. Also featuring a vintage ad for Lev Gleason Comics Picture Trading Cards. The Secret of the Coffin; The Foxglove; Caught Red-Handed; Jungle; How They Were Trapped; The Moosehorn River Mystery. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Crime Can't Win (1950) 7
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  • Issue #103
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 103

    Painted cover by Bob Fujitani. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, Fred Guardineer, Carl Wessler, 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 tries to figure out who's trying to kill a beautiful woman, featuring one last action-packed painted cover by Bob Fujitani. A suburban family debates whether to testify after they accidentally witness a gangland killing. A story that dares the reader to figure out who threw a man down an elevator shaft at a luxury hotel. Also featuring a vintage ad for "Lev Gleason Comics picture trading cards." Chip Gardner: The Rabbit-Punch Murder Case; Material Witness; The Corpse Came Back!; The Fruits of Crime; Who Dunnit?: The Dead Don't Talk. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Crime Exposed (1948) 6

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  • Issue #22
    Crime Must Pay The Penalty (1948) 22

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    "Crime Gusher," "The Number King's Crimson Payoff," "300-Grand Triple Cross," and "Joe Jenkin's Golden Sepulcher." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Crime Suspenstories (1950-55 E.C. Comics) 7

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    "Hatchet-Killer" (art by Johnny Craig), "Revenge" (art by Jack Kamen), "Phonies" (art by Jack Davis), and a Haunt of Fear story, "Horror Under the Big-Top" (art by Graham Ingels). Craig cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Dagwood Comics (1950) 11
  • Issue #79
    Daredevil Comics (1941 Lev Gleason) 79

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Charles Biro, Norman Maurer, William Overgard, Claude Moore and Alden McWilliams. 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 have a Jonny Quest-style adventure in the African jungle. Ace pilot "Hot Rock" Flanagan makes a hotshot maneuver right when a visiting senator is conducting a base inspection. The Little Wise Guys are trapped on a runaway hot-air balloon that drifts out to sea, and only Daredevil can save them. One of the final Daredevil appearances in the series. Also featuring a vintage ad for Lev Gleason Comics Picture Trading Cards! Little Wise Guys: Danger in Dark Africa; Air Devils Starring "Hot Rock" Flanagan, Part 10; Little Wise Guys: The Runaway Balloon; Crimebuster: Gordy and the Gorham Ghost; Deny It - If You Can! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Dear Lonely Heart (1951 Artful) 2

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    Published by Artful Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #176
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 176
    • 2.5" Spine split from bottom (taped).

    Last 52-page issue. Batman and Robin star in "The Underworld Crime Committee!" Roy Raymond, TV Detective stars in the Impossible But True feature, "The Man Who Was 300,000 Years Old!" (art by Ruben Moreira). Robotman stars in "The Testing of Robotman!" Pow-Wow Smith stars in "Grass From the Sky!" Cover price $0.10.