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Comic books April 1952

  • Vol. 45 #4
    10 Story Western Magazine (1936-1954 Popular) Pulp Vol. 45 #4

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

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  • Issue #167
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 167
    Published Apr 1952 by DC.

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The Machines of Crime starring Superman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. The Man Who Stopped Space Flight starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. The King of the Bandits starring Congo Bill, script by Jack Miller, art by Ed Smalle. The Outlaw Editor starring Vigilante. 44 Pages, Full Color, $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #175
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 175

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The Duel of the Superboys!, art by John Sikela. Professor Eureka humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Mystery of the Disappearing Island starring Aquaman, script by George Kashdan, art by Ramona Fradon. The Man With the Magic Fingers starring Johnny Quick, script by Jack Miller, art by Paul Norris. The Rocket's Red Glare article. House ad for The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog #2. The Baffling Bullets of Big John Garvin! starring Green Arrow, script by Ed Herron, art by George Papp. 44 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 30
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    Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Cover by Ken Bald. Stories by Lou Cameron, Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio, Art Gates, King Ward, Al Camy, 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 #14
    Adventures of Bob Hope (1950) 14

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    Cover by Owen Fitzgerald. Written by Cal Howard, Henry Boltinoff, Hy Mankin, Martin Naydel, Bob Irwin and unknown. Art by Owen Fitzgerald, Henry Boltinoff, Hy Mankin, Martin Naydel, Bob Irwin and Bob Oksner. A daffy scientist and a dangerous duo of dainty dolls drive Bob Hope to the hounds in "Dog Daze" by Cal Howard and Owen Fitzgerald. Plus: Varsity Vic 1-pager by Henry Boltinoff; Bill half-pager by Hy Mankin; Teen Teasers activity page by Martin Naydel; Peg 1-pager by Boltinoff; Life Ain't What It Seems half-pager by Bob Irwin; A Bit of Disc and Data article; Classical Corner article; Miss Beverly Hills of Hollywood back-up story, with art by Bob Oksner; and Jerry the Jitterbug 1-pager by Boltinoff. 40 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (1952) 2
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    • 7.75" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.

    "Rex?Hollywood Stunt Dog!" Rex gets a job in Hollywood as a stand-in for a snobbish dog named Princess, who he ends up rescuing. Also includes: "The Secret of the Silver Coyote!" and "Four-Legged Sheriff!" Script by Robert Kanigher and Bill Finger, pencils by Alex Toth and Carmine Infantino, inks by Sy Barry. Cover by Gil Kane and Sy Barry. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 38 #1
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  • Vol. 9 #3
    Airboy Comics (1945-1953 Hillman) Vol. 9 #3

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    Cover by Ernest Schroeder. Stories and art by Ross Andru 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 #98. No issue # on cover; Vol. 9, issue #3 in indicia. Airboy battles autopilot robots that have been commandeered by an enemy power. Okar, who can transform into a boar, terrifies everyone in his village except a wandering minstrel... and The Heap. A brief history of submarines. First cover appearance of the Heap. Airboy; The Heap; The Iron Fish; Cold Timber; The Return of Torrio; Big Boys of the Hills. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #64
    All Star Western (1951) 64
    Published Apr 1952 by DC.

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    Edited by Julius Schwartz. Cover by Carmine Infantino and Sy Barry. Stories by Robert Kanigher, Carmine Infantino, Joe Giella, Alex Toth, Joe Giella, Gil Kane, David Wood, and Frank Giacoia. Tales of the Old West starring such characters as Strong Bow, Roving Ranger, Don Caballero, and the Trigger Twins. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 7 #3
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  • Vol. 26 #4
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 26 #4
    • 1.5" Spine split from top.
    • Interior complete. Full length spine split. Heavy water damage. Mold.

    April 1952. Cover by Barye Phillips. Science fiction stories by John Bloodstone, William P. McGivern, Don Wilcox, Frances M. Deegan, and Paul W. Fairman. Illustrations by Ed Valigursky, Paul Lundy, David Stone, and Leo Ramon Summers. 7-in. x 10-in.; black and white; 160 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #11
    Amazing Stories (1950-1955 Pulp) UK Edition 11

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  • Issue #340
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  • Issue #55
    Archie (1943) 55
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • 2.5" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached.
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    Cover art by Bob Montana. "Very Kindly Yours"; Betty and Veronica come up with the idea of a "Be Kind to Teachers Week," when everyone is on their best behavior; However, circumstances conspire to cause Reggie, Archie, and Jughead to cause their usual troubles. "The Old Gray Mayor"; Archie needs a composition to enter a contest with the prize of being mayor of Riverdale for a day; While looking for his composition, he keeps running over a middle-aged man. Tootsie Rolls ad with Captain Tootsie. "Love Is Blind"; Betty and Veronica are cleaning house and are a mess; Archie comes by and ignores Veronica's sloppy appearance, but says Betty is a mess. Ginger ad. "The Principal of It"; When Mr. Weatherbee asks the P.T.A. board to petition for an increase in teachers' salaries, Mr. Lodge says that the schools need to be run more like a business. Mr. Weatherbee challenges Mr. Lodge to run the school for a day. From Hollywood article; Hollywood gossip about upcoming movies. Archie Club ad. "Lucky Puck"; When Jughead tries out for the hockey team, Uncle Herman tells one of his tall tales about his trick pucks. Pep Comics ad. Axeing Price public service announcement; Archie shows Reggie how to cut and split wood safely. "Let's Face It"; The girls are studying how to apply makeup and are using Jughead as a model. Super Duck ad. "Come Ona My House My Housa C'mon"; While Veronica is gone to the beauty parlor, Archie returns a record to the Lodge household and drives Mr. Lodge crazy by blasting songs while he tries to decide what record to borrow next. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 13 #4
    Argosy (1939 Percy Brothers LTD) Vol. 13 #4

    Volume 13, Issue 4 - Aprill, 1952. Squarebound, 4.5" x 7", 144 pages, B&W.

  • Vol. 334 #4
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 334 #4

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  • Vol. 3 #10
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  • Issue #12
    Astonishing (1951-1957 Marvel/Atlas) 12

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    Cover pencils by Carl Burgos(?). "The Torture Chamber," script by Stan Lee, art by Gene Colan; A horror writer with a collection of wax monsters gets a hobo to enter a torture chamber so that he can record the man's speech as he thinks he is about to die. "Horror for Sale" text story. "Date with Death!", pencils by Manny Stallman; A man tells his friend that he met Death in the park and was warned he would die at dawn so he wants to borrow a plane to fly to Alaska. "Horror Show!", art by Sy Grudko; The monster of a TV horror show comes through the set to get at its audience. "The Man Who Was Afraid!", art by Tom Gill; A hypochondriac abandons a plague ship only to find that he has washed up on a leper isle. "A Playmate for Susan," art by Bill Everett; A doll stolen by a crook in hopes that it will quiet his stepdaughter kills the man when he attempts to smash it. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 8 #4
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  • Vol. 49 #2
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 49 #2

    April 1952. Cover by Hubert Rogers. Stories: "Gunner Cade"(part 2) by Cyril Judd, "Dumb Waiter" by Walter M. Miller, Jr., "Radiation" by Kelley Edwards, "Suicide's Grave" by Joseph Petkoff, "The Farthest Horizon" by Raymond F. Jones, "Cosmophyte" by Julian Chain. Article: "Clouds" by Roscoe Fleming. Softcover, 5.5-in x 7.75-in, 170 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #20
    Authentic Science Fiction (1951-1957 Hamilton & Co.) 20
  • Vol. 56 #16
    Aviation Week (1916-current McGraw-Hill) Vol. 56 #16

    Volume 56 Issue 16, April 21, 1952. Aviation Week features news and technical articles on current innovations in the aerospace industry. This issue features "Future Navy Air Role Shaped in Korea" and "Automatic Tools Work Tough Jet Metals" illustrated with technical drawings and period photographs. 8" x 10 1/2", 106 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #75
    Basinful of Fun (1941 F.Youngman LTD) 75

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

  • Issue #2
    Battle Action (1952) 2
    • 1 3/4" Cumulative spine split.

    Cover pencils by Carl Burgos. "Unarmed," script by Hank Chapman, art by George Tuska; A company has been pinned down in a bloody battle, their Medic killed while trying to extract the wounded; The company gets a replacement team of Medic and litter bearers, whose dedication takes them squarely into harm's way. "No News..!", art by Paul Reinman; Company B has tough duty in Korea, and a man watches as mission after mission brings death to every member of his troop but him; Gravely injured and being transported home, he overhears the radio crackle "No news today! Nothing important happened in Korea..." "Attack" text story. "Howitzer...155," art by Werner Roth; Shorty Ryan finds himself pulled from the camp KP duty into the field; He longs to leave his mess duties to work with artillery, and his ambition makes it come true; He excels in his duties, and when the order comes to abandon his gun in the face of the advancing enemy, Shorty stays to show extraordinary valor...until his last breath. "Land Mine," art by Norman Steinberg; A company it trapped on a ridge, half their members dead, and unable to bury them; Trapped, injured, and doomed by the advancing enemy, they set a field of land mines as a welcome mat, and comfort each other, awaiting the spectacle of the coming enemies arrival and their own deaths. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Battlefield (1952) 1
    Published Apr 1952 by Atlas.
    • 1" Cumulative spine split.
    • 8" cumulative spine split. Cover detached.

    Cover by Carl Burgos (?). "5 Hours 'Til Dawn!", script by Don Rico, art by Russ Heath; Five soldiers, trapped in a foxhole, hold off a Korean charge and await the dawn. Two-page "Jumping Jeeps of Junga" text story. "Chain of Command," script by Hank Chapman, art by Paul Reinman; Marines attack a small bridge in Korea. "A Waste of Time!", art by Dave Berg; Tom Lorstan dies in Korea from lack of blood while his wife back in the States can't find time to attend a blood drive. "Private Smith," art by Mac Pakula; Private Smith feels that he is insignificant, but his last act gives his buddies time to stop a Korean ambush. "The Slaughter on Suicide Hill," script by Hank Chapman, art by Al Hartley; Because of his constant training a soldier keeps moving forward one step at a time. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #715
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    Published 1952 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #716
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    Published 1952 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #717
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    Published 1952 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #718
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    Published 1952 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #2
    Bedside Clubman (1951-1953 Bayard Productions) Pulp 2

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  • Issue #158
    Bestseller Mystery (1937-1958 American Mercury) Digest 158

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    Issue 158 - "Mask for Murder" by Aaron Marc Stein. Softcover Digest, 5" x 7.5", 128 pages, B&W, text only. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #10
    Beyond (1950 Ace) 10
    • Cover oxidation.

    Cover art by Ken Rice. Leopard Girl's Dread Domain, pencils by Chic Stone; Explorers in the Congo jungle encounter white jungle girl Felia; She commands a tribe of cat people and can change into a leopard herself. Release From Satan's Scourge, art by Lou Cameron; American film set location scout Gil Jenkins visits an English castle; He discovers a "Book of Demons" and accidentally releases them. Prisoners in a Lost World. The Spell of the Hanging Tree, pencils by Bill Molno. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Big Town (1951) 14

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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: "Mystery of the Big Town Zoo!" (a giant ape named Africa helps Steve and Lorelei capture jewel thieves); "The Disappearing Diner!"; "The Accusing Parrot!"; "Shadow of the Underworld"; and "The Pinkerton Detective Agency Out West." Scripts by John Broome and Lee Goldsmith, pencils by John Lehti and Irwin Hasen, inks by Bernard Sachs and Bob Lander. Cover by Lehti and John Giunta. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Bill Boyd Western (1950) 22
  • Issue #34
    Black Cat Mystery (1951 Harvey) 34
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    • Paper: Off white to white
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    • Paper: Off white
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    "Jack of Horror" (script and pencils by Bob Powell, inks by Howard Nostrand); "Shadows on the Tomb" (pencils by Joe Certa); "Hand of the Yogi" (pencils by Rudy Palais); "Halloween Nightmare" (pencils by Manny Stallman). Three pages worth of text stories and filler, "Satan's Seal," Monster Lore," "The Return of the Mummies," and "The Mark of the Vampire." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 33

    Edited by Charles Biro and Bob Wood. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by Dick Rockwell, Al Luster, Claude Moore, and John Forte. "The Siege of Coffin Island," "Comanche Cemetery," and "The Savage Sioux Mule Train Ambush." . Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. A band of frontiersman near a coffin-shaped river are surrounded—20 to one—by Indians. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 2 #5
    Black Magic (1950-1961 Prize/Crestwood) Vol. 2 #5
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split. Heavy cover oxidation.
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    • Cover detached.

    Cover art by Jack Kirby. The Girl Who Walked on Water!, art by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby; Ernest and Walter discover a 14-year-old girl who can walk on water and decide to try to cash in on her ability. Drop Me Off at the Cemetery, art by Mort Meskin. The Thirteenth Floor!, art by John Prentice; Clement Dorn accidentally enters the thirteenth floor and discovers the departure area for heaven and hell. The Rendezvous text story. Room for One More! Through All Eternity, art by George Roussos. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
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  • Issue #51
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 51

    Cover by Reed Crandall. Stories by Paul Gustavson and unknown. Art by Paul Gustavson and Bill Ward. Featuring Blackhawk in: "The Root of Evil" with art by Bill Ward; "Drop of Destruction" with art by Ward; and "Whip of Montelon" with art by Ward. Plus: Chop Chop in an untitled back-up story by Paul Gustavson. And: 1-page text story "The Killer Who Wasn't There"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #41
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 41

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  • Apr 1952
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp Apr 1952

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  • Issue #9
    Bob Steele Western (1950) 9

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  • Issue #76
    Boy Comics (1942) 76

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Norman Maurer, William Overgard, 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 makes a daring leap from a speeding car to stay on Iron Jaw's trail, while Squeeks the monkey sidekick is honored at a pet show. Crimebuster and Iron Jaw face a deadly battle atop a steel foundry. A cohort of Iron Jaw schemes to free him, and throw Crimebuster from a speeding train while he's at it. Crimebuster: The Hot Shot; Iron Jaw's Magnetic Personality; Seeing Is Believing; Little Wise Guys: The Wise Guys' War Effort. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #76
    Boy Comics (1942) Canadian Edition 76

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    Canadian Edition. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Norman Maurer, William Overgard, 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 makes a daring leap from a speeding car to stay on Iron Jaw's trail, while Squeeks the monkey sidekick is honored at a pet show. Crimebuster and Iron Jaw face a deadly battle atop a steel foundry. A cohort of Iron Jaw schemes to free him, and throw Crimebuster from a speeding train while he's at it. Crimebuster: The Hot Shot; Iron Jaw's Magnetic Personality; Seeing Is Believing; Little Wise Guys: The Wise Guys' War Effort. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Bozo the Clown (1951) 5
  • Vol. 46 #4
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  • Vol. 9 #12
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  • Issue #42
    Buzzy (1944) 42
    Tags: Archie
    Published Apr 1952 by DC.
  • Issue #27
    Candy (1947 Quality) 27

    Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Candy stars in five untitled stories. Plus: Will Bragg in "Master of Bluster" co-starring Effy Gissel, Fire Chief Carl Swenson and Inspector Frank Flanagan. Also: Candy in 1-page text story "Candy's Good Deed" co-starring Ted Dawson, Tina, Trish Traynor, Polly Westmore, Andy, Roger and Jim Durant. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.