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Comic books July 1952

  • Issue #11
    Confessions of Love (1953 Star Pulbications) 11
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #0359547017

    Numbering continues from Startling Terror Tales (1952-53 1st Series) #10. L.B. Cole cover. All stories reprinted from True to Life Romances (1949) #2. In order of appearance: "Stardust Can Blind You" script by Kenneth William Fitch, art by Manny Stallman; "Farewell to Love" art by Alvin C. Hollingsworth; "Deadline for My Heart" art by Norman Nodel; and "Love's Crash Landing". "Heartbreak in the Village" text story. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    Cookie (1946) 37

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    Stories and art by Carl Wessler and others. Teen hijinks featuring Cookie and his pals, created by legendary animator Dan Gordon. Angelpusss father wants her to hang out with a better class of person than Cookie and Jitterbuck; Harry installs a new engine in his car; the engine takes off without the car; Cookie and Jitterbuck get hypnotized on stage, but a fire alarm goes off before they can snap out of it. Cookie; Hotrod Harry; Starlet O'Hara in Hollywood; Windy McGonigle; Cookie 'Calamity' O'Toole! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #79
    Crack Western (1949) 79

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    Cover by Reed Crandall. Stories by Robert Bernstein and unknown. Art by Pete Morisi, Paul Gustavson, Harry Anderson and Charles Sultan. Featuring: Two-Gun Lil in "The Return of Sandy Drummond"; Arizona Raines in "The Fires of Revenge"; Bob Allen, Frontier Marshal in "The Post Office Mystery"; the Whip in "Wanted Dead Or Alive: Johnny Lash"; and 1-page text story "Outwitted"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Crime and Justice (1951) 8

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    "Smuggler," "The Tortured" (art by Albert Tyler and Dick Giordano), "The Bank Robbers' Blunder," "High Card Kills," and "Radio Patrol." Two page text story, "...To Punish or Protect." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #52
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 52

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    Stories and art by Carl Wessler, William Overgard, 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. Spoiled rich kid Howard finds a high-dollar insurance scam that will keep him in comfort, even if he occasionally has to kill someone. A holdup gang tracks the two-bit hood who swiped their loot while they were exchanging gunfire with police. The funeral of a racketeering boss is a golden opportunity for his rivals to seize control of his rackets. Also featuring a vintage ad for Lev Gleason Comics Picture Trading Cards. Go-Between; Million Dollar Hoodlum?; The Hard Rock Boys; The Big Send-Off; A Stoolies Reward. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Crime Cases Comics (1950) 12

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    "War" (art by George Tuska?), "A Hundred Dollars," "Kangaroo Court" (art by Allen Bellman), "Cornered" (art by Marty Elkin), and a two-page text story, "Murder Kept Clean." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #112
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 112

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Charles Biro and others. 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. Mr. Crime narrates the tale of Sap Doretti, the violent thug whose lack of smarts makes him the perfect middle-management gangster, or so his bosses think. A stool pigeon faces mob reprisals after he testifies about his part in a robbery. A two-bit hood puts pressure on his aged mother after gangsters give him two days to pay off his gambling debts. Also featuring a vintage ad for "Lev Gleason Comics picture trading cards." The Tragic Tale of "Sap" Doretti; Kangaroo Justice; Vendetta; 3 Time Loser; Momma's Boy. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Crime Mysteries (1952-1954 Trojan Magazines) 2

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  • Issue #11
    Crime Smashers (1950-53 Trojan) 11

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  • Issue #20
    Dagwood Comics (1950) 20

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  • Issue #27
    Daisy and Her Pups (1952) 27

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  • Issue #88
    Daredevil Comics (1941 Lev Gleason) 88

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Charles Biro, Norman Maurer, and William Overgard. This boys' adventure title was one of the comics that made publisher Lev Gleason a major player during the Golden Age. The Little Wise Guys and their aviator pal race to Mexico City to prevent an elderly shopkeeper and his wife from being swindled out of their life savings. Dilly Duncan's prank war with his rival Gruesome Jones may sabotage Gruesome's chances of graduating high school. The Little Wise Guys get mixed up with spies and are trapped on a boat at sea, with the Coast Guard in close pursuit. Also featuring a vintage ad for Lev Gleason Comics Picture Trading Cards. Little Wise Guys: 'Not So' Easy Money; Dilly Duncan of Dorset High: Gruesome Graduates?; Little Wise Guys: Swimmer in the Night; Crimebuster: The Hayseed and the Haystack. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Dark Mysteries (1951) 7

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  • Issue #29
    Date with Judy (1947) 29
    Published Jul 1952 by DC.
  • Issue #10
    Dead Eye Western Comics Vol. 2 (1951) 10

    Western tales both true and fictional, which, like Hillman's crime comics, are often told from the outlaw's point of view. An outlaw swears revenge on the partner who left him behind, but by the time he gets out of prison, he's a gambling mogul. A lazy blacksmith decides to turn to crime, but he's sloppy with the details. Corrupt stagecoach drivers hijack their own gold shipment, but ill-advisedly try to hide in Plague Swamp. The Blue Chip Bullet; The Good-Enough Kid; The Texas Spectre; The Last Stage to Sorrow. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Dell Giant Vacation Parade (1950) 3
    • .5" Spine split from bottom.

    American Edition 25¢ cover price. 100 page giant size comic. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #3
    Dell Giant Vacation Parade (1950) Canadian Edition 3

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    Canadian Edition 35¢ cover price variant. Exact same as American counterpart except for cover price. 100 page giant size comic. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #185
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 185
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    Batman and Robin star in "The Secret of Batman's Utility Belt!" Robotman stars in "The Three Imposters!" Impossible But True feature, "The Case of the Modern Aladdin!" (art by Ruben Moreira). Pow-Wow Smith stars in "The Man Who Killed Pow-Wow Smith!" Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #53
    Dick Tracy Monthly (1948-1961) 53

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    Cover art by Joe Simon (as Chester Gould). "Dick Tracy and the Case of the Pipe-Stem Killer," script and art by Joe Simon (splash panel) and Chester Gould; Acres O'Riley leaves the hospital in a glowing painter's drop cloth and searches for the man who stabbed her and stole her cab; Heels Beals, a midget con man, appears and sets up a sting; Tracy and Patton find Acres O'Riley but not until she has exacted her revenge on Brier, the man who stole her cab. "Deadlier Than the Male" activity page, art by Rudy Palais; Questions about infamous female killers in history and literature. "Dick Tracy Meets the Murderous Midget," script by Chester Gould, art by Joe Simon (splash panel) and Chester Gould; Heels Beals arrives to visit Acres O'Riley and chases Tracy and Patton from her hospital room; He then embarks on a confidence scheme to promote Acres as a celebrity and keep most of the money she makes; Tracy and Patton reveal the scheme to Acres, who leaves Beals fuming because his scheme was exposed. House ads for Dick Tracy Comics Monthly and Black Cat Mystery. "Hotel Homicide" text story. Minit Mystery Starring the Count; Boris and the Lieutenant investigate an apparent suicide. "Threat of Death" text story; Dave Holloway investigates a death threat against a prominent businessman. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 62 #2
    Dime Western Magazine (1932-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 62 #2

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  • Issue #5
    Dinky Duck (1951-1958) 5

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  • Vol. 19 #6
    Double Action Western Magazine (1934-1960 Columbia) Pulp Vol. 19 #6

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  • Issue #5
    Down with Crime (1951) 5
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  • Vol. 3 #13
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  • Vol. 3 #14
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  • Vol. 3 #15
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  • Vol. 3 #16
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  • Issue #2
    Ellery Queen (1952 Ziff Davis) 2

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  • Vol. 20 #104
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (1941-Present Davis-Dell) Vol. 20 #104

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  • Vol. 23 #3
    Exciting Western (1940-1953 Better Publications) Pulp Vol. 23 #3

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  • Vol. 14 #7
    Fantastic Adventures (1939-1953 Ziff-Davis Publishing) Pulp Vol. 14 #7

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    July 1952. Cover by Walter Popp. Stories include "The Spectre of Suicide Swamp" by E. K. Jarvis, "Temptation" by William Morrison, "And The Monsters Walk" by John Jakes, "One Guitar" by Sam Merwin Jr., and "This Planet For Sale" by Ralph Sholto. Illustrations by Bill Ashman, David Stone, and Paul Lundy. 7-in. x 10-in.; black and white; 128 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 4 #1
    Fantastic Story Magazine (1950-1955 Best Books) Pulp Vol. 4 #1

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    Summer 1952. Stories by A.E. Van Vogt (reprinting his classic "Slan"), Daniel Keyes, Leigh Brackett, Raymond Z. Gallun, Mari Wolf, and Larry Clinton. Virgil Finlay (3) and Alex Schomburg illustrations. Schomburg cover. 7-in. x 9.75-in.; black and white; 144 pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #33
    Felix the Cat (1948 Dell/Toby/Harvey) 33
  • Vol. 6 #1
    Fifteen Love Stories (1949-1955 Fictioneers) Pulp Vol. 6 #1

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  • Issue #8
    Fight Against Crime (1951) 8

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  • Issue #81
    Fight Comics (1940) 81

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    Cover by Maurice Whitman. Edited by J. F. Byrne and Jerry Iger. Stories and art by Ken Battefield and Lou Cameron. A combat-themed anthology from Fiction House that featured early work from many future comics legends (often uncredited) in the Eisner-Iger Shop. The final appearance of Tiger Girl in Fight Comics; A rare Tiger Girl text story; The life of conqueror Genghis Khan. The final Tiger Girl cover features upside-down bondage imagery, a Fight Comics trademark. Tiger Girl next appears in a reprint in Jungle Comics (1940 Fiction House) #152; her next original story is in Jungle Comics (1940 Fiction House) #161. Tiger Girl; Famous Fighters; Kayo Kirby; Smoky Joe; Rip Carson. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 2 #7
    Focus (1951 Leading Magazine Corp.) Vol. 2 #7

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    Volume 2, Issue 7 - July 1952. Men's interest magazine featuring Athletes, True Crime, Starlets, and Pin-ups. 4-in. x 6-in., 64 pages, B&W Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Forbidden Worlds (1952) 7

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    Cover by Ken Bald. Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Art by George Wilhelms, Harry Lazarus, Sam Cooper, King Ward and Pete Riss. An anthology series featuring tales of fantasy, horror, and science fiction from legendary early independent comics publisher ACG. A doctor finds horror at the Sleepwell Tourist Camp while investigating a local anemia epidemic; A ghostly executioner stalks the last descendant of a French aristocratic family; A monster expert from Europe investigates a werewolf outbreak in America. 1st monthly issue. The Vampires Strike; Ghost Friends; The Realm of the Moonsters; The Ghouls Return; Merciless Medium; The Gambler and the Devil; The Prowling Terror. 40 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #408
    Four Color (1942 Series 2) 408
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Missing staple (production).
    • Water damage.
    • 2" Cumulative spine split. Back cover has several pieces mising from bottom edge
    • Cover detached at one staple. Water damage with mold.
    • INCOMPLETE. Piece clipped. Interrupts art or story.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1397051008

    Cover art by Carl Barks. The Golden Helmet, script by Carl Barks; The ducks and a museum curator race Azure Blue, a descendant of the Vikings, to the coast of Labrador to find a golden helmet left by a Viking explorer; once the helmet is saved from Blue, the curator and Donald have visions of ruling the continent. Rigged-Up Lawn Roller; Donald is angry because the nephews have lent his lawn roller. Awash in Success; The nephews sell towels to the victims of an over-active park fountain. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #409
    Four Color (1942 Series 2) 409

    Cover by Dan Gormley. Stories by unknown. Art by Dick Hall, Irene Little and Dan Gormley. Featuring three untitled tales, plus a 1-page story on the inside front cover. Starring Andy Panda and Charlie Chicken! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #410
    Four Color (1942 Series 2) 410

    Indicia title is "PORKY PIG in THE WATER WIZARD, No. 410." Cover art by Ralph Heimdahl. The Water Wizard, art by Tony Strobl; Porky has the gift of using a divining rod to find water; The Sultan of the Sahara Desert kingdom of Drybub hears of Porky's gift and sends a flying carpet to bring him to the kingdom to find water. Porky Pig and "The Safecracking Goat, script by Don R. Christensen, art by Tony Strobl; Sylvester buys a goat to eat the grass on Porky's lawn. The Deep Sea Diver, art by John Carey; Porky sprays a mosquito-attracting mist to disrupt Petunia's garden date with Stormy the sailor. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Frogman Comics (1952) 3

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    Cover by Mike Suchorsky. Stories and art by Mike Suchorsky, Mort Lawrence, Lorence Bjorklund, Dan Zolnerowich, Ross Andru, and Gerald McCann. "Frogman" is not a frog-powered superhero, but a 1950s term for underwater special-ops soldiers. Frogmen are assigned to clear a coastline of underwater mines before ground troops arrive. Odd facts from aviation history, including the first passenger rocket - in 1913 India! An enemy sub is siphoning oil from an underwater American pipeline. A Medal for Mickey; The Underwater Stoppers; The Mounted Frogmen; Forty Feet of Water; Bits from the Blue; Frogs Don't Forget; The New Jersey Clinker; The Riders of the Warheads. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Frontline Combat (1951) 7

    "Iwo Jima!" (art by Wally Wood), "The Landing!" (pencils by John Severin, inks by Bill Elder), "The Caves!" (art by Severin), and "Mopping Up!" (art by Jack Davis). Harvey Kurtzman cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 3 #2
    Future Science Fiction (1952-1960 Columbia Publications) Pulp Vol. 3 #2

    Volume 3, Issue 2 - July 1952. Cover by A. Leslie Ross. Science Fiction and adventures stories featuring "Because of the Stars" by Charles Dye. Illustrations by Luros and Murphy. 7-in. x 10-in. 96 newsprint pages B&W. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #44
    Gabby Hayes Western (1948 Fawcett) 44
  • Vol. 4 #4
    Galaxy Science Fiction (1950-1980 World/Galaxy/Universal) Vol. 4 #4

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    July 1952. Cover by Jack Coggins. Stories: "Star, Bright" by Mark Clifton, "Dumb Martian" by John Wyndham, "Wailing Wall" by Roger Dee, "Shipshape Home" by Richard Matheson, and "Gravy Planet"(Part 2) by Frederik Pohl and C. M. Kornbluth. Non-Fact Article: "Origins of Galactic Slang" by Edward Wellen 5.25-in. x 7.5-in.; 160 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #28
    Gang Busters (1948) 28
    Published Jul 1952 by DC.

    Cover art by Ruben Moreira. The Return of Mr. Big, art by Ruben Moreira. Confidential Squad, art by Bernard Baily. I Drive a Black Maria, art by Ramona Fradon. I Trapped the Clue-Proof Killer, art by Win Mortimer. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 11 #1
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  • Issue #65
    Gene Autry Comics (1946-1959 Dell) 65
    • 3" Cumulative spine split. Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Gene Autry stars in "The Mysterious Jail Breaks." Back-up story, "The Tip-Off." Two-page text story, "The Cowboy's Mistake." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Gene Autry's Champion (1952) 6

    Adventures with Champion, the "Wonder Horse of the West" and the "World's Wonder Horse," who appeared with the legendary film, radio and television cowboy Gene Autry. Issue features "Rampage at Wildcat Canyon" in which Champion goes after some rustlers and "The Poacher" in which Champion goes after a villain who has snuck into the ranch. Issue also has a feature on "Sports of the Vaqueros" on the inside front cover. Entire issue is comic story and related features; no advertisements. Story & art credits: Unknown. Cover price $0.10.