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Comic books December 1951

  • Vol. 45 #2
    10 Story Western Magazine (1936-1954 Popular) Pulp Vol. 45 #2
  • Vol. 1 #6
    2 Western-Action Books (1951-1954 Fiction House) Pulp Vol. 1 #6

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  • Vol. 5 #1
    5 Western Novels Magazine (1949-1954 Standard Magazines) Pulp Vol. 5 #1

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  • Issue #163
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 163
    Published Dec 1951 by DC.

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The Girl of Tomorrow starring Superman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. The Junkman of Space starring Tommy Tomorrow, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. The Bandit Ghost starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The Strangest Posse in the World starring Vigilante, art by Bob Brown. 44 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1402
    Adventure (1921-1961 D.C. Thompson) British Story Paper 1402

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    Strang The Terrible Art and story by Dudley Watkins. Dixon Hawke and Human Torpedo stories. 8 1/2-in. x 12-in. 16 pages B&W with color front and back page.

  • Issue #171
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 171

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Superboy's Toughest Tasks!, script by Don Cameron, art by John Sikela; Gangster "Tops" Tremont uses a contest to try and trick Superboy into uncovering a giant Kryptonite meteor. Slim Watts and Tubby Quick starring Johnny Quick, script by Don Cameron, art by Paul Norris. Mystery of the Disappearing Mermaids starring Aquaman, script by Jack Miller, art by Ramona Fradon. The Return of Robin Hood starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 44 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 7

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    Cover art by George Tuska and Joe Maneely (panels). The Thing That Grew!, pencils by Harry Lazarus; Professor Borglum creates a new life when his blood is accidentally mixed with an experiment. Moon Madness text story. Going... Down!, art by Joe Maneely; The elevator operator of a hotel considers committing a theft until he dreams of going to Hell. The Two Were Alone!, pencils by Allen Bellman; A man becomes a victim of a cross-dressing serial killer. Where Monsters Dwell, art by Basil Wolverton; A scientist uses a Phantom Zone-like projector to banish people he doesn't like to another world, but a light indicates where the beam connects both worlds, and one of the men returns. Joe…, pencils by Hy Rosen; A man starts a gag that he has an invisible goon that takes care of his grudges for him, but soon the 'coincidences' rack up. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 26

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    Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Cover by Ken Bald. Stories by Ogden Whitney, Edvard Moritz, Milt Knopf, Leo Morey, Edvard Moritz, George Wilhelms, and King Ward. 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 #12
    Adventures of Bob Hope (1950) 12
    • 3 1/2" cumulative spine split. Cover detached.

    Cover art by Owen Fitzgerald. House ad for Mystery in Space #5, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Bernard Sachs. Boxing Bob Part 1, art by Owen Fitzgerald; Bob decides to get physically fit. Peg humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Boxing Bob Part 2. Sis humor page by Owen Fitzgerald. Sue humor page by Stan Kaye. Boxing Bob Part 3. Granny humor page by Harry Lampert. 52 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 37 #3
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  • Vol. 8 #11
    Airboy Comics (1945-1953 Hillman) Vol. 8 #11

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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 #94. No issue # on cover; Vol. 8, issue #11 in indicia. In London, Airboy seeks the secret of a dead man's pocket watch that others are willing to kill for. The appearance of both The Heap and a sea-serpent egg in an Irish coastal village plays into a squire's plot to plunder a sunken treasure. The true story of Cal Rodgers, who made the first transcontinental airplane flight across the U.S. in 1911. Airboy; The Heap; Calico Jack; The Kid in the Yellow Pants; Great Boat Ride; Cross Country Columbus. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Alice (1951) 11
    Published Dec 1951 by Ziff Davis.

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  • Vol. 7 #1
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  • Vol. 25 #12
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 25 #12

    Dec 1951. Early 'television' cover by Robert Gibson Jones. Science fiction stories by Stephen Marlowe, Walter M. Miller Jr., H.B. Hickey, "The Hatchetman" by Mack Reynolds and Fredric Brown, and Rog Phillips. Illustrations by Virgil Finlay, Lawrence (Mort Lawrence?), Ed Valigursky, Leo Ramon Summers, and Ralph Castenir. 7-in. x 10-in.; black and white; 160 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #336
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  • Issue #53
    Archie (1943) 53

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    Cover by Bill Vigoda. Stories by unknown. Art by Bill Vigoda, George Frese and unknown. Mr. Weatherbee institutes Dilton's "obey your impulse" mantra throughout the school, to disastrous results, in "Obey That Impulse"! Plus: Betty takes up stamp collecting when Archie shows an interest in "Stamp Vamp"; Archie is roped into joining the football team in "The Drawback"; Archie balances simultaneous dates with Betty and Veronica in "Double Trouble"; Mr. Weatherbee takes tips on how to relax from Jughead in "Slump Chump!"; Mr. Andrews cooks a meal for Archie in the 1-pager "What's Cookin?"; and Archie tries to clean and repair Veronica's torn dress before a party in "Sew What"! Also: 2-page text piece "Hollywood Tattle Tales"! And: "Archie Fun Page"! 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 333 #6
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 333 #6

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  • Vol. 3 #6
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  • Issue #8
    Astonishing (1951-1957 Marvel/Atlas) 8

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    Cover art by Russ Heath. The Hanging Terror, script by Hank Chapman, art by Russ Heath. The Man Eater!, art by Norman Steinberg; Alien shape-shifters invade and devour humans. Behind the Wall, art possibly by Al Hartley. The Finger, art by Fred Kida. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 8 #1
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  • Vol. 48 #4
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 48 #4

    December 1951. Cover by Hubert Rogers. Stories: "Iceworld"(Conclusion) by Hal Clement, "Dune Rollers" by J. C. May, "Hell's Pavement" by Irving E. Cox, Jr., and "The Edge of Forever" by Chad Oliver. Article: "First Atomic Pile" by Corbin Allardice and Edward R. Trapnell. Softcover, 5.5-in x 7.75-in, 170 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #16
    Authentic Science Fiction (1951-1957 Hamilton & Co.) 16
    • Staple rust. Rust migration.
  • Issue #71
    Basinful of Fun (1941 F.Youngman LTD) 71

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

  • Issue #1
    Beanbags (1951) 1

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    Cover pencils by Ben Brown, inks by David Gantz. "The Road to Zanytopia"; Bozo's Zanymulch is classified as a secret weapon when it's discovered that it will stupefy people. "Culinary Capers"; The gang lands in Zanytopia where they search for the vital ingredient that will complete Bozo's zanymulch recipe. "Shipwrecked"; King Notzo Mportant abdicates his throne and leaves Zanytopia with the gang; On the way home, they're shipwrecked and find themselves in Disturbia, where it rains Zanymulch. Pencils for all stories by Ben Brown, inks by David Gantz. A map of Zanytopia. "Saved by a Fish" text story. Kid Cowboy ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #697
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    Published 1951 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #698
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    Published 1951 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #699
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    Published 1951 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #700
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    Published 1951 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #701
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    Published 1951 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #1
    Bedside Clubman (1951-1953 Bayard Productions) Pulp 1

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  • Vol. 2B #10
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    Published by Atlas News Cover price $0.25.

  • Dec 1951
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  • Vol. 2 #4
    Best Western (1951-1957 Stadium) 2nd Series Vol. 2 #4
    • 1.5" Cumulative spine split.
  • Issue #12
    Big Town (1951) 12

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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: "The Secret of the Dead Man's Shoes!" (Steve and Lorelei investigate a mystery surrounding a corpse's stolen shoes); "Where is Steve Wilson?"; and "A Day in the Life of a Cop!" Scripts by Bill Finger and Miriam Hecht, pencils by John Lehti, inks by Bob Lander and Bernard Sachs. Cover by Alex Toth. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #32
    Black Cat Mystery (1951 Harvey) 32

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    Stories and art by Bob Powell, Howard Nostrand and Rudy Palais. Former superhero comic Black Cat becomes a showcase for Harvey's unique brand of pre-Code horror. A cursed suit causes the fellow who wears it to decompose into a living skeleton. A man who wants to live in a tomb is put on trial by a ghostly jury. In a truly strange story like a 1950s B-movie, a mad scientist creates an octopus-man and sends it on a murderous rampage across the city. Bondage cover by an unknown artist has a little bit of everything. Baron of Death; Satans Suit; Deadly Acres; Arms of Doom. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 29

    Edited by Charles Biro and Bob Wood. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by Dick Rockwell, Claude Moore, and Al Luster. Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. Indians attack Fort Sioux, but Black Diamond pushes them back. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 2 #2
    Black Magic (1950-1961 Prize/Crestwood) Vol. 2 #2

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    Cover by Jack Kirby. Art by John Prentice, Mort Meskin, and Jack Kirby. 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. Sometimes listed as Black Magic #8. No issue number listed on cover; listed as Vol. 2, issue #2 in indicia. Donovan seeks the parchment that allowed him to summon a demon five years ago. Identical twins have a psychic bond that allows them to share every sensation. A crystal ball acquired at an auction reveals a dark future. Donovan's Demon; Invisible Link!; The House That Tried to Kill Me!; The Nightmare; The Curse of the Crystal Ball! 40 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #47
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 47

    Cover by Reed Crandall. Stories by Bill Woolfolk, Paul Gustavson and unknown. Art by Reed Crandall, Bill Ward, Paul Gustavson and unknown. War! Ruthless conquerors are on the march! Can the Blackhawks challenge the sinister..."Men From the Future"? Find out in this tale by Bill Woolfolk and Reed Crandall. Blackhawk is also featured in "The Weird Invaders From the Inferno" by Woolfolk and Bill Ward, and "The Sea Monsters" with story by Woolfolk. Plus: Chop Chop in an untitled back-up story by Paul Gustavson. And: 1-page text story "The Man Called Death"! 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Blazing West (1948) 20

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    Cover by Ogden Whitney. Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Art by Leonard Starr and Charles Sultan. Tales of the Old West from legendary early independent comics publisher ACG. Blazing West was an anthology title that featured the adventures of Texas Tim, a Texas Ranger; Buffalo Belle, a redheaded sheriffs deputy with quick wits and a fast gun; Injun Jones, a white man who worked with the Apache tribe; Bantam Buckaroo, a young boy who could outshoot any man; and the Hooded Horseman, a mysterious masked gunslinger with a secret identity. Bandits impersonate the Hooded Horseman to frame him for their crimes; Buffalo Belle tries to clear a sheriff accused of murder before the town dispenses its own justice; The true tale of how Buckskin Joe found gold in the Mosquito Range of Colorado in 1859. The Hooded Horseman; Buffalo Belle; Bantam Buckaroo; Buried Western Treasure; The Perfect Shot; Desperate Gamble; Gold Town to Ghost Town. Final issue of the series; The Hooded Horseman, Injun Jones and Bantam Buckaroo continued in The Hooded Horseman (1952) #21. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 37

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

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  • Issue #7
    Bob Steele Western (1950) 7
    • 1 1/2" interior tears, affects story and art.
  • Issue #72
    Boy Comics (1942) 72

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by William Overgard, Hy Mankin, Ben Brown, C.H. Moore, 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. An enemy power sends Iron Jaw to blow up the US atomic bomb supply, but Crimebuster stumbles onto their rendezvous point. Then Iron Jaw attempts to destroy the Statue of Liberty but ends up in the water where, almost drowned, he is captured by Crimebuster. Finally, he is declared insane, forcing Crimebuster's boss to go undercover as a captured spy. Also featuring a vintage ad for Lev Gleason Comics Picture Trading Cards. Crimebuster: Iron Jaw Meets His Master; Boomerang of Destruction; Old Dog, New Tricks; Little Wise Guys: Sven's Vengeance. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Bozo the Clown (1951) 3
  • Vol. 45 #6
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  • Vol. 9 #10
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  • Issue #4
    Buck Jones (1951 Dell) 4

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    "The Totam Pole Terrors" and "Bullets and Growin' Pains." Painted covers. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Buffalo Bill (1950 Youthful) 9

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  • Issue #40
    Buzzy (1944) 40
    Tags: Archie
    Published Dec 1951 by DC.
    • 2" cumulative spine split.

    52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #127
    Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 127
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
    • Staples added (not manufacturing). From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.
    • 3" cumulative spine split. Severe water damage.

    Cover by C.C. Beck. Stories by Otto Binder, Al Liederman and unknown. Art by Pete Costanza, C.C. Beck, Al Liederman and unknown. Amazing! Astounding! The action-packed adventures of the World's Mightiest Man! Captain Marvel (Billy Batson) stars in: "Captain Marvel Battles Sivana's Voodoo Curse" by Otto Binder and Pete Costanza; "Captain Marvel and the Mystery of the Expanding Island" by Otto Binder and C.C. Beck; and "Captain Marvel and the Man Who Grew Young" by Otto Binder and C.C. Beck. Plus: Captain Kid in "The Captain of the Team" by Al Liederman; Waiting Waite tale "It Serves Him Right!"; and Jon Jarl in the 2-page text story "The Wordless World" with script by Otto Binder (as Eando Binder). 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.