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Comic books January 1952

  • Vol. 28 #1
    44 Western Magazine (1937-1954 Popular Publications) Vol. 28 #1

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  • Vol. 4 #1
    5 Detective Novels Magazine (1949-1953 Standard Magazines) Vol. 4 #1

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  • Issue #1
    50 Years in America (1952 J. C. Penney) 1

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    Designed and produced as a gift for young customers shopping with their parents at JC Penney''s, featuring historic events from the years 1902-1951, celebrating 50 years of J.C.Penney. Softcover (saddle-stitched), 5 1/2-in.x 7 1/2-in., full color.

  • Issue #164
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 164
    Published Jan 1952 by DC.

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Superman's Hall of Trophies, script by Bill Woolfolk, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. The Ape Man of Borneo starring Congo Bill, script by Jack Miller, art by Ed Smalle. The Interplanetary Pet Show starring Tommy Tomorrow, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. The Vigilante vs. the Prairie Troubadour, art by Bob Brown. Share with Others public service announcement starring Superboy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #1
    Adam (1952-1954 Knight Publishing) 1st Series Vol. 1 #1

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    Adam, A Man's Magazine, Vol. 1 No. 1, a Fawcett Publication. This is not the same Adam magazine that competed with Playboy a few years later. This magazine is much more consistent with men's action/adventure magazines of the period so the great cover is a bit misleading. This first issue features articles on: Yvonne of the Folies- Berger;, Shoeless Joe Jackson; a whaling harpoon gunner; strange but true curiosities; profile of a stone age man; Davy Jones' jewels; dangerous beasts; underwater photography; gambling cheats; midget car racing; horse wrangling; mountain climbing; and that old favorite, prostate trouble. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 125 #4
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular) Pulp Vol. 125 #4

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  • Issue #172
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 172

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    Cover pencils by Win Mortimer. The Laws That Backfired starring Superboy, script by Edmond Hamilton, art by John Sikela; Superboy breaks the speed limit. Aquaman Leaves the Sea, script by George Kashdan, art by Ramona Fradon. Johnny Slow starring Johnny Quick, script by Don Cameron, art by Paul Norris. The Remote-Controlled Archers starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 44 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 27

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    "The Lost Lives of Laura Hastings" (art by Al Williamson and Roy Krenkel), "Dolls of Doom," "The Shape of Evil," "The Buried Brain" (art by Ogden Whitney), and "The Citadel of Evil." Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Cover by Ken Bald. Stories by Al Williamson, Roy Krenkel, George Wilhelms, Charlie Sultan, Al Camy, and Ogden Whitney. 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 #1
    Adventures into Weird Worlds (1952-1954 Marvel/Atlas) 1
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • Scuffing on front of slab and inner well.
    • Label #0271785008

    "The Walking Death," "The Mad Man," "The Terrible Tree," "The World That Vanished," and a two-page text story, "Die the Doll-Death!" Edited by Stan Lee. Cover by Joe Maneely. Stories by Russ Heath, Sol Brodsky, John Tartaglione, and George Tuska. These tales of horror, sci-fi, and suspense will take you on Adventures into Alien Worlds! 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Adventures of Mighty Mouse (1952 St. John) 2

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    Mighty Mouse in "Menace of the Deep." Back-up stories feature Terry Bears, Farmer Gray, Gandy Goose, and Little Roquefort. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Airboy Comics Vol. 08 (1951 Hillman) 12

    Cover by Ernest Schroeder. Stories and art by Don Perlin, Abe Simon, Floyd Torbert 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 #95. No issue # on cover; Vol. 8, issue #12 in indicia. Airboy searches Africa for a crown of office once possessed by his grandfather, Randolph Nelson. The Heap witnesses a general's assassination, and is entrusted with a vital clue by the dying general himself. The true story of the first aerial bombing raid, in 1849 Venice. Airboy; The Heap; The Silk-Hatted Frenchman; Little Wonder of the Tight Rope; Wasps of Texas; Claws of the Gentle Pirate; One-Way Ticket; Escape; The Air Walkers; The First Air Raid. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #123
    All American Western (1948-1952 DC) 123

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    Cover art by Gil Kane. A short article about prospectors in the Old West. Johnny Thunder's Strange Rival, script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Alex Toth, inks by Sy Barry; Circumstances force John Tane to invent a new alter ego and become his own rival. Ad for scenes from Disney's Alice in Wonderland, appearing on the backs of Royal Dessert boxes. The Buzzard of the Badlands featuring Overland Coach, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by John Giunta. Iroquois, the People of the Long House, script and art by Mort Drucker. An article about Navaho sand painting. Four-Footed Trooper starring Foley of the Fighting Fifth, script by John Broome, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Sy Barry. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #48
    All True Crime (1948) 48
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  • Issue #3
    All True Romance (1948) 3

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  • Issue #10
    Amazing Detective Cases (1950) 10
    • 1 1/8" cumulative spine split. Staple rust. Rust migration. Mold.
    • Water damage. Near full length spine split. Cover detached at one staple.
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    "Life Imprisonment," "Final Payment" (with art by George Tuska), "The Man Who Came to Murder," and "Needle in a Haystack." Two page text story, "Story of Hate." Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 26 #1
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 26 #1

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    Jan 1952. Cover by Norman Saunders. Science fiction stories by Walter M. Miller Jr., Stephen Marlowe, Gerald Vance, Milton Lesser, and Rog Phillips. Illustrations by James Otis, Ed Emsler, Gene Fawcette, Ed Valigursky, and Julian S. Krupa. 7-in. x 10-in.; black and white; 160 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #10
    Apache Kid (1950) 10
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  • Vol. 334 #1
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 334 #1

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  • Issue #5201
    Arizona Highways 5201
    Published Jan 1952

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    January 1952. Publication of the Arizona Highway Department featuring stories and art with Western themes. In this issue: weapons of the old West; scottsdale; training rodeo horses; and more. 9-in. x 12-in.; part color, part black and white; 40 pages on white paper. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #6
    Arizona Kid, The (1951) 6
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    Final issue of the series. The Arizona Kid stars in "The Raiders of Balancing Rock," "Mystery Mesa," and "Powder Smoke Pay-Off!" (art on all by Pete Morisi). Other stories include "Gun Whipped" (art by Joe Sinnott) and "The Avenger" (art by George Tuska). Two-page text story, "The Golden-Haired Outlaw." Joe Maneely cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Astonishing (1951) 9

    Cover by Russ Heath. "The Little Black Box," script by Hank Chapman, art by Bob Fujitani; A postal employee working in the dead letter office gets a duplicator that has been lost in time from the year 2000; He makes a duplicate of himself to leave with his nagging wife. "Who Dares To Enter???", script by Stan Lee, art by Joe Maneely. "Where Is Death?", art by Don Rico; Satan warns one of his sailor minions to get off a ship sailing the Sargasso sea because he has rewarded his minion with immunity from death at sea in exchange for his service. "Vengeance Of The Time Stream" text story. "The Luck Of Louis Nugent"; A child is born as a jinx and is there at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attack. "The Scientists," art by Harry Lazarus. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 48 #5
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 48 #5

    January 1952. Cover by Hubert Rogers. Stories: "That Share of Glory" by C. M. Kornbluth, "Telek" by Jack Vance, "The Analogues" by Damon Knight, "Instinct" by Lester del Rey, and "Sitting Duck" by Oliver Saari. Articles: "Machine 'Intelligence'" by Edmunc C. Berkeley, and "Hydroponics" by Carrol L. Klotzbach. Softcover, 5.5-in x 7.75-in, 170 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #17
    Authentic Science Fiction (1951-1957 Hamilton & Co.) 17

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  • Issue #1-1ST
    Away and Beyond PB (1952 Avon Novel) 1-1ST

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    Avon Edition - 1st printing. By A.E. Van Vogt. Through space and time to worlds of tomorrow begins a quest for Martian treasure and control of a mathematical secret that could change the course of human history! Complete and unabridged. Softcover, 4-in. x 6-in., 196 pages, Text Only. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #6
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 6

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    Macabre Ritual in Witches' Glen, pencils by Mike Sekowsky; Witchcraft is at work in New England; A young couple witness "the exchange": a witch transforms her soul into the body of a freshly killed girl; The couple escape, but are stalked by the witch in her new body. Fatal Rendezvous, pencils by Jim McLaughlin; Warner Davis dies on the operating table, goes to heaven, but is sent back, because his time has not yet come; Davis awakes with the gift of clairvoyance and starts warning people about their deaths. Horror on Canvas; Art painter Blake Roberts dies in a car crash, but awakens in the morgue as a deformed living dead man. Black Magic in a Slinky Gown; Leonore Black is a beautiful woman, but also able to transform herself into a giant black widow spider. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #68
    Batman (1940) 68
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jan 1952 by DC.
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    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing, interrupts art and story.
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    Cover by Win Mortimer. "The Atom Cave Raiders!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; A gang of criminals gets a professional geologist to help guide them to the caves in Gotham City; They decide to steal from the cave located underneath Wayne Manor; The Gotham City Police Department teams with Batman to intervene. "The Secret Life of Batman's Butler!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; Bruce fires Alfred without giving any explanation; The butler leaves rents a cheap room in Gotham and reminisces about his past adventures with Batman and Robin. -page Jerry the Jitterbug story by Henry Boltinoff. Varsity Vic two-page story by Henry Boltinoff. They Never Sleep article, art by Raymond Perry. Full-page ad for House of Mystery # 1. One-page Tootsie Roll ad, "Pete the Flash Scores for Captain Tootsie" by Bill Schreiber. "The New Crimes of Two-Face!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) (signed) and Lew Sayre Schwartz (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; Paul Sloane is chosen to re-create the role of Harvey Dent and how he became Two-Face for a television program; Unfortunately, a kleig light explodes in Sloane's face, and the result is an appearance identical to that of the real Two-Face. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Battle (1951 Atlas) 6
    • Cover detached at one staple. Water damage.

    "Truck Convoy" (script by Hank Chapman, art by Russ Heath), Private Tim O'Toole in "There's Something About a Uniform" (art by Joe Maneely), "Blood" (art by Robert Q. Sale), "Sneak Attack" (art by Norman Steinberg), and a two-page text story, "The Flying Frenchman." Heath cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Battle Stories (1952) 1

    "The Winning of Tomorrow," "Killer Cat," and "A Pork Chop for Hamlet." George Evans art. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 10 #6
    Beauty Parade (1941-1956 Harrison Publications) Vol. 10 #6

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  • Issue #8
    Beyond (1950 Ace) 8

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    Cover art by Ken Rice. Daughters of Doom, art by Louis Zansky; Student Dan Revere works as a graveyard keeper to earn his college money; He meets a female vampire who looks like his fiancée Anne. The Winged Spectres of Dismal Swamp, art by Lou Cameron; Gregg Damion crashes his car in the swamps and is rescued by a giant, heat-radiating moth; Finding overnight shelter, he meets swamp dweller Igor and his mysterious daughter Siri. Valley of the Macabre, art by Chic Stone. Ancient Curse of the Medusa, pencils by Jim McLaughlin. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Billy the Kid Adventure Magazine (1950) 8

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    "The Haunted Cave," "The Weeper," and "Bad Medicine." Photo cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 29 #2
    Black Book Detective Magazine (1933-1953 Newsstand/Hoffman/Ranger/Better) Pulp Vol. 29 #2

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    Winter 1952. The Black Bat in "The Killer Who Wasn't" by "G. Wayman Jones" (Norman Daniels); "Or Up a Dark Alley" by W. Lee Herrington; "Thubway Tham's Nithe Old Lady" by Johnston McCulley; "The Man on the Corner" by C.K.M. Scanlon; "A Pawn for the Chair" by Joe Archibald; "The Twisted Three" by G.T. Fleming-Roberts; and "Option on Death" by James Donnelly. Pulp magazine format; black and white; 128 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #30
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 30

    Edited by Charles Biro and Bob Wood. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by Al Luster, Dick Rockwell, and Claude Moore. "The Savage Saga of Chief Ma-Kaw-Ti's Firewater," "The Hawk of Arrowhead Valley," and "The Case of the Sympathetic Neighbor." . Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. A renegade named Venger gives a black liquid to the Indians to drink, sending fires through their veins. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Black Rider (1951) 18

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  • Issue #48
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 48

    Cover by Reed Crandall. Featuring: 9 page Blackhawk story "Hawks of Horror" (where Blackhawk gets a silver plate surgically implanted in his head) drawn by Reed Crandall; 5 page Chop Chop story "The Great Palaver" drawn by Paul Gustavson (?); 8 page Blackhawk story "The Confessions of the Blackhawks" drawn by Bill Ward (?); 1 page text story "Feathers of Justice"; 7 page Blackhawk story "The Port of Missing Ships" drawn by Reed Crandall. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #38
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 38
  • Vol. 94 #3
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp Vol. 94 #3

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  • Issue #8
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    Published Jan 1952 by Fawcett.

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  • Issue #5
    Bob Swift (1951) 5
    Published Jan 1952 by Fawcett.

    Final issue of the series. "Sun, Surf and Stripers" and "The Spotted Killer." Norm Saunders painted cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #73
    Boy Comics (1942) 73
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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Hy Mankin, Frank Frazetta, Norman Maurer, 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. In a three-part saga, Iron Jaw escapes prison, traps Crimebuster in a crushed car, and engineers a counterfeiting ring. A classic anti-drug PSA featuring early art by fantasy and comics legend Frank Frazetta. Also featuring a vintage ad for Lev Gleason Comics Picture Trading Cards. Crimebuster: Open Prison Gates; Iron Jaw, the Dictator; Trap and Countertrap; Little Wise Guys: The Werewolf That Wasn't. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Bozo the Clown (1951) 4

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  • Issue #12
    Buster Bunny (1949) 12

    Let's Talk Turkey; Buster Bunny gives the Thanksgiving turkey a growth serum; The turkey grows huge and runs amok through town with Buster on his back; Buster is almost thrown into the reformatory, but is saved when P. T. Farnum buys the giant turkey for his circus, so that Buster can pay off the damages. Toy Trouble; Tommy Turtle gets in trouble trying to buy a present for Harry Hyena's baby. High and Mighty text story starring Tawn the Tiger, script by Pat Cherr. Lucky Day; Buster and his dim-witted pal have bad luck on Friday the 13th, but it turns into good luck when Buster accidentally saves a girl from a burning building. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Buster Crabbe (1951 Famous Funnies) 2

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    Art by Jack Farr, Pierce Rice, Jerry Fasano, and H. G. Peters. Adventure tales featuring Hollywood legend Buster Crabbe, star of Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers and Tarzan serials. Buster and Whiskers face the Monster of Death Valley; Western legends Pecos Bill and Wild Bill Hickok; Buster tells the story of Western legends Judge Roy Bean, Grizzly Adams, and Bruno the Bear. Also featuring a cover with possible art by EC legends Al Williamson and George Evans. Homer on the Range; The Monster of Death Valley!; Frantic Antics; Killers Incorporated; The Legend of Pecos Bill; Buster Crabbe & Roy Bean's Bear; The Horse; Wild Bill Hickok. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #128
    Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 128

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  • Issue #105
    Captain Marvel Jr. (1942) 105
    • 2-1/2" cumulative spine split.
  • Issue #8
    Charlie McCarthy (1949) 8

    Charlie shows how to draw a silhouette of a person. Charlie McCarthy Saves The Circus; Charlie promises all the kids he knows free circus passes when he mistakenly believes he has inherited a circus; As a way to keep the promises, he bargains with the real owner and then begins a search to find a fantastic act to make the circus profitable. Charlie McCarthy's Trick-of-the-Month. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Classics Illustrated 091 The Call of the Wild (1951) 1
    • 3/4" Cumulative spine split.
    • 4 1/4" Spine split from top.

    The Call of the Wild, 1st Printing, Painted Cover. (HRN 92, with 1/52 date). Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #6
    Classics Illustrated 091 The Call of the Wild (1951) 6

    The Call of the Wild, 6th Printing, Painted Cover. (HRN 165). Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #7
    Classics Illustrated 091 The Call of the Wild (1951) 7

    The Call of the Wild, 7th Printing, Painted Cover. (HRN 167). Cover price $0.15.

  • Jan 19 1952
    Collier's (1888) Jan 19 1952

    January 19, 1952. The classic weekly magazine featuring news and fiction. This issue features George McManus, creator of the comic strip Bringing Up Father (part 1 of 3). Approximately 10.75-in. x 13.75-in.; b&w/color; 72 pages on white paper. Cover price $0.05.