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Comic books February 1952

  • Vol. 45 #3
    10 Story Western Magazine (1936-1954 Popular) Vol. 45 #3

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  • Vol. 5 #2
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  • Issue #165
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 165
    Published Feb 1952 by DC.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scratch on front of case
    • Label #0190320001

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The Man Who Conquered Superman, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. The Bank of the Future starring Tommy Tomorrow, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. Blind Man's Bluff starring Congo Bill, script by Jack Miller, art by Ed Smalle. The Second Vigilante, art by Bob Brown. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #173
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 173

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Superboy's School of Hard Knocks, art by John Sikela; Superboys x-ray vision goes haywire. The First Underwater Gold Mine starring Aquaman, script by George Kashdan, art by Ramona Fradon. A Super-Spending Spree starring Johnny Quick, script by Don Cameron, art by Paul Norris. The City Marked For Plunder starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. One-page Tootsie Roll ad, Captain Tootsie and the Radar Rescue. 44 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 28

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    "The Vampire's Prey," "Demon of the Devil," "Satan's Scepter," "The Spectre's Revenge," "Double Vision," and "The Hideous Head." Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Cover by Ken Bald. Stories by Lin Streeter, Milt Knopf, Pete Riss, King Ward, Mac Elkan, R. S. Pious, and Al Camy. 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 #2
    Adventures into Weird Worlds (1952-1954 Marvel/Atlas) 2

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    The Iron Door, art by Joe Maneely. The Eyes!, art by Werner Roth; A man goes into a bar to call a friend for a job referral and drops his dime; Since he's broke, he looks around frantically but cannot locate it; One of the patrons sitting on a stool with his back to him says "Look under your foot"; When he lifts his foot, there is the dime and he says "Without turning around, you must have eyes in the back of your head"; The patrons become murderous in intent and pursue the frightened man out of the bar. The Murdering Ghost text story. The Thing in the Bottle!, art by George Klein. When a World Goes Mad!, art by Al Hartley; A professor postulates a giant being roaming through space that could eat the planets of the solar system, but that could also be eaten by an even larger being. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Adventures of Bob Hope (1950) 13

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    Cover by Owen Fitzgerald. Written by Cal Howard, Henry Boltinoff, Martin Naydel and unknown. Art by Owen Fitzgerald, Henry Boltinoff, Martin Naydel, Bob Oksner and unknown. Bob Hope hits a new high in hilarity when he falls for the world's most frenzied female in an untitled 3-part story by Cal Howard and Owen Fitzgerald. Plus: Two Peg strips by Henry Boltinoff; Teen Teasers activity page by Martin Naydel; Bullseye Billy 1-pager; A Bit of Disc and Data article; Miss Beverly Hills of Hollywood back-up story, with art by Bob Oksner; and Jerry the Jitterbug 1-pager by Boltinoff. Also: Tootsie Roll ad "Captain Tootsie and the Radar Rescue." 40 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (1952) 1

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    "Trail of the Flower of Evil!" Similar to Streak the Wonder Dog, Rex is a canine of distinction that can think and reason using human-style logic. This first issue features the origin of Rex, who tracks down a killer and proves that his owner's brother is innocent of the crime. Also includes: "The Killer Bear!"; "Rex?Forest Ranger!"; and "The Rockies?Nature's Stronghold." Script by Robert Kanigher and Dave Wood, pencils by Alex Toth and Carmine Infantino, inks by Sy Barry and Frank Giacoia. Cover by Toth and Sy Barry. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Airboy Comics Vol. 09 (1952 Hillman) 1
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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 #96. No issue # on cover; Vol. 9, issue #1 in indicia. Airboy becomes a Jetboy when he gives Birdie jet power (then a new technology) to pursue the Flying Spartans. A former prince, now a mere clerk in the hotel that was his castle, forms a murderous plot to regain power and draws the attention of The Heap. A hunter is stalked by a tiger in the Indian jungle. Airboy; The Heap; The Outsider; The Man With the Nitro; Chin Grass; The Glass Planters; The Pursuer; Casey of Blarney. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    All Famous Crime (1951) 4

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    L.B. Cole cover. Contains original and reprinted material as noted. In order of appearance: "Gangland Mouthpiece" art by Art Gates; "Murder of Convenience" art by Jay Disbrow; "Trap the Killers!!" retitled and reprinted from "The Polkadot Gang" in Murder Incorporated (1948 1st Series) #13; and "This Is a Holdup!" retitled and reprinted from "The Blue Handkerchief Gang" in Famous Crimes (1948) #12. Text stories: "Eyewitness" reprinted from Young King Cole Vol. 3 (1947-48) #7 and "Slice of the Take" reprinted from Young King Cole Vol. 1 (1946) #3. Indicia states "ALL-FAMOUS CRIME". 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 26 #2
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Vol. 26 #2

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    Cover by Lawrence Stevens. "The Iron Men of Venus" by Don Wilcox. Other stories by Clyde Woodruff, Theodore Pine, Rog Phillips, and John Jakes. Softcover pulp, 7-in. x 10-in., 162 pages, black and white (text with illustrations). Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #54
    Archie (1943) 54
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1995020006

    Cover by Bill Vigoda. Stories by unknown. Art by George Frese and unknown. Featuring Archie in: "Kiss Me Again"; "Optical Delusion"; "Diamond in the Rough"; "Family Circle"; "Late Date"; "Talking Turkey" (Thanksgiving story); and the 1-pager "Exhausted" (public service announcement warning against carbon monoxide buildup in a garage)! Plus: 2-page text piece "From Hollywood"! 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 334 #2
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 334 #2

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  • Issue #10
    Astonishing (1951) 10

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    The Man Who Owned a Ghost!, art by Bill Everett; A dead man summons a ghost to haunt his wife's house so her guests will leave and he can kill her, but she confesses to him that he is already dead because she killed him the previous evening and he realizes that the ghost he has summoned is his own. Time-Stream Rescue; A scientist and his friend build a time machine and witness several historical events, almost accidentally killing George Washington in the process. I Solved the Problem, art by Mac Pakula. The Walking Dead!, art by Al Eadeh. Melvin and the Martian, art by Joe Sinnott. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 48 #6
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Vol. 48 #6

    February 1952. Cover by Van Dongen. Stories: "Firewater" by William Tenn, "Bridge" by James Blish, "Steel Brother" by Gordon R. Dickson, "EV" by Raymond Z. Gallun and Jerome Bixby, "Star-Linked" by H. B. Fyfe, and "Information" by Alan Barclay. Articles: "Birthplace for Planets" by Howard L. Myers, "Symbolic Logic and Metamathematics" by Crispin Kim-Bradley. Softcover, 5.5-in x 7.75-in, 170 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #18
    Authentic Science Fiction (1951-1957 Hamilton & Co.) 18

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  • Issue #2
    Ballyhoo (1948-1954 Dell Publishing) 2nd series 2

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  • Issue #4
    Barney Google and Snuffy Smith (1951 Toby) 4

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  • Issue #1
    Battle Action (1952) 1
    • 1" cumulative spine split.
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split. Amateur repair with tape.
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    "The Gold Brick!" (art by Joe Maneely), "The Steel Coffin" (art by Mac Pakula), "The Good Guy" (art by Cal Massey), "Bayonet Charge" (art by Paul Reinman), and a two-page text story, "The Ticking Terror." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Big Town (1951) 13

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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: "Old Newsmen Never Die!" (Steve visits an old newsmen's home, leading to a criminal case and a bunch of journalists coming out of retirement); "The Hermit of Big Town!"; "Stand-In for Murder!"; and "The Big House Express!" (with Johnny Law). Scripts by Lee Goldsmith, Robert Kanigher, and John Broome, pencils by John Lehti and Irwin Hasen, inks by Bernard Sachs and Bob Lander. Cover by Alex Toth. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Billy West (1949) 10

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    Final issue. Contains western stories. In order of appearance: "Bill West, 'Renegade Range!'"; "Way Out West"; "Boys and Girls, Join the Bill West Club and Get Four Big Premiums!" club sign-up page with coupon; "Kim Carson, Pony Expressman, 'The Diamond Trail!'"; "Puncher Pastimes"; "Roundup with Bill West" with secret message to decode; "Gunless Lawman"; "Bill West, 'Terror on the Trail!'"; "Buffalo Hunters"; and "The Letter Box, Your Letters to Bill West" letters page. Comic advertisements: Dubble Bubble bubble gum from Fleer, and Red Ryder Cowboy Carbine from Daisy. "Right Handy to Have Around: Young Buck Farrell Proves His Worth to the Circle C!" illustrated text story by Donald Bayne Hobart. Indicia states "BILL WEST". 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    Black Cat Mystery (1951 Harvey) 33
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0354579001

    Used in POP Electrocution cover Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 31

    Edited by Charles Biro and Bob Wood. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by Dick Rockwell, Claude Moore, Al Luster, and Bill Walton. Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. Black Diamond and Bumper are surrounded by Indians on a mountain. We Can Stop the Enemies of Youth public service announcement with art by Frank Frazetta. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Black Magic Vol. 2 (1951) 3
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    Cover by Jack Kirby. Art by John Prentice, George Roussos, Jerry Grandenetti, Bill Draut, 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 #9. No issue number listed on cover; listed as Vol. 2, issue #3 in indicia. A woman asks a faith healer to use his powers for murder. A Napoleonic general's death is foretold by his brother's ghost. Ghostly British Crusaders appear to German soldiers on the front during World War I. Faith Healer!; Mark of Evil!; Usnea - Moss of Death!; The Ghost of ChateauBois!; The Man in the Judge's Chair!; A Friend for Billy; The Crusaders in No Man's Land!; You Should Live So Long! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #49
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 49
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    • Slight staple rust.

    Blackhawk stars in "The Hell Divers" and "The Waters of Terrible Peace!" Chop Chop back-up story. Reed Crandall art. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #39
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 39

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  • Vol. 94 #4
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Vol. 94 #4

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  • Issue #8
    Bob Steele Western (1950) 8

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  • Issue #13
    Bobby Benson's B-Bar-B Riders (1950 ME/AC) 13

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    Frank Frazetta cover. Stories include the Lemonade Kid in "The Clutching Claws of Terror"; the Ghost Rider in "The Stagecoach for Death"; Red Hawk in "The Land of the Flaming Ground!" (art by Bob Powell); and Bobby Benson's B-Bar-B Riders in "The Mystery of the Maverick Trail" (art by Powell). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #74
    Boy Comics (1942) 74
    • Cover detached at one staple. Rusty and deteriorating staples. Rust migration and mold.

    Crimebuster (3 stories, two with art by Norman Maurer, one by William Overgard). Iron Jaw appearance. Charles Biro cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Candy (1947 Quality) 26

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    Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Candy stars in five untitled stories. Plus: Will Bragg in an untitled story co-starring Effy Gissel, Mrs. Mahoulahan, Fire Chief Carl Swenson and Inspector Frank Flanagan. Also: Candy in 1-page text story "Cornelia's Cousin" co-starring Ted Dawson and Cornelia Clyde. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #129
    Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 129
    • Staples added (not manufacturing). Tape along outside spine.
  • Issue #106
    Captain Marvel Jr. (1942) 106

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  • Issue #1
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    Reprint - 28 pages

  • Issue #5
    Chamber of Chills (1952 Harvey) 5

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    "The Shrunken Skull" (art by Bob Powell), "An Appointment With a Corpse," "Operation-Monster," and "Spirit in the Stone." Lee Elias cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 7 #7
    Charley Jones' Laugh Book (1943 Jayhawk Press) Vol. 7 #7

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    Cover by Al Wiseman. Cartoons and jokes by readers and artists of the time. 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 64 pages, Text,(with B&W Illustrations and photos) Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #7
    Cisco Kid (1951 Dell) 7

    "Revenge in Reverse" and "The Phantom Rider." Ernest Nordli painted cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Classics Illustrated 092 The Courtship of Miles Standish 1

    The Courtship of Miles Standish, 1st Printing, Painted Cover. (HRN 92, with 2/52 date). Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #2
    Classics Illustrated 092 The Courtship of Miles Standish 2

    The Courtship of Miles Standish, 2nd Printing, Painted Cover. (HRN 165). Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #6
    Complete Love Magazine Vol. 26 (1951) 6

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    Alice Kirkpatrick cover. In order of appearance: "The Girl They Condemned"; "I Wouldn't Stop Flirting"; "Ten-Minute Bride"; and "Too Perfect to Love". Illustrated text stories: "The Perfect Gentleman" by Olivia Talley, "If They'd Met Sooner" by Edna James, and "Too Bold a Lady" by Joan Pierce. 52 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 7 #11
    Complete Sports (1937-1955 Western Magazines) Vol. 7 #11

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  • Vol. 18 #6
    Complete Western Book Magazine (1933-1957 Newsstand) Western Supernovel Vol. 18 #6

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  • Issue #61
    Coo Coo Comics (1942) 61
  • Issue #47
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 47
  • Issue #12
    Crime Detective Comics Volume 2 (1950) 12

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    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Mike Suchorsky and Bill Ely. Tales of crime and mobsters, both true and fictional, a prime example of the genre that thrived in the years before the Comics Code. In 1700s England, a woman is convinced that her son-in-law is a highwayman, and tries to get her disbelieving daughter to look in his mysterious sack. Little-known facts and trivia from the history of crime and detection. A cheap hood in 1925 robs a bank to buy a new car, never dreaming the cops will connect the two actions. The Sack from London; New Face on the Rock; Train from the West; This and That of Crime!; Green Rainbow; Nabbed; Joey's Glass Chariot. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #107
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 107

    Mister Crime presents "You Can't Beat the Rackets" (art by Bob Fujitani as "B. Fuje"), "The State Versus 'Rock' Madden," "The Man Who Ordered His Own Rub-Out" (art by Tony DiPreta), and "Scourge of the Waterfront." Two page text story, "Pattern for Punks." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Crime Exposed (1948) 9

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    "The Man Who Walked With Death," "The Master Plan" (art by Cal Massey), "The Frozen Stiff," "Escape," and a two-page text story, "Decoy for the Hot Seat." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Crime Must Pay The Penalty (1948) 24
  • Issue #30
    Crime Must Pay The Penalty (1948) 30

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    "Rx for Murder," "A Death Mask for Scarpa" (art by Ben Brown and Dave Gantz), "Obit for a Hood," and "Death is the Pay-Off." Two page text story, "No Honor!" Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Crime Suspenstories (1950-55 E.C. Comics) 9

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    "Understudy To a Corpse" (art by Johnny Craig), "Medicine" (art by Jack Kamen), "Cut" (art by Jack Davis), and a Haunt of Fear story, "A Tree Grows in Borneo" (art by Graham Ingels). One-page bio (with photo) of Craig, who also drew the cover. Cover price $0.10.