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Comic books September 1952

  • Vol. 29 #1
    44 Western Magazine (1937-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 29 #1

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

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  • Issue #14
    Abbott and Costello (1948 St. John) 14
    • Tape on interior of cover.
    • 1" spine split from base of comic.
  • Issue #51
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    Art by Dudley Page. 24 pages.

  • Issue #172
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 172
    Published Sep 1952 by DC.

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Rules of Water Safety! public service announcement starring Buzzy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. Lois Lane... Witch starring Superman, art by Al Plastino. Survival In The Snow starring Congo Bill, pencils by Ed Smalle. The Eye of Space starring Tommy Tomorrow, art by Jim Mooney. The Killer Horse of Hollow Hills starring Vigilante, art by Bob Brown. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 126 #2
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular) Pulp Vol. 126 #2

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  • Issue #180
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 180

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The Grand Prize of the Underworld starring Superboy, art by John Sikela. House ad for Our Army at War #2, All-American Men of War #127 and Star Spangled War Stories #132. The Bank Beneath the Sea starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. Johnny Quick's Outlaw Double starring Johnny Quick, pencils by Paul Norris, inks by Sy Barry. Shorty humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Crimes of the Jinx Gang starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 44 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 35

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    Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Cover by Ken Bald. Stories by Pete Riss, Emil Gershwin, Al Camy, George Klein, Charles Nicholas, and Gus Ricca. Spine-chilling tales of suspense, horror, and the supernatural—prepare yourself for Adventures into the Unknown! 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Adventures into Weird Worlds (1952-1954 Marvel/Atlas) 10
    • 9" cumulative spine split. Tape along spine. Cover detached.

    Cover art by Bill Everett. The Ghoul!, art by Vic Carrabotta; A murderer attempting to hide in a cemetery is picked up by a couple of troopers on suspicion of being a ghoul; He eludes them and takes refuge in a swamp shack where he is attacked by the ghoul the police were on the lookout for. Objewanga text story. The Killers!, art by Bernie Krigstein; Man tries to control the population numbers of a strange creature from the lake, and by poisoning them off, they realize that they have destroyed the species that was controlling the numbers of an even worse creature. Too Old to Live. Down in the Cellar, pencils by Paul Cooper; A taxidermist who loves birds kills and stuffs the hunters who bring them in and puts them in the basement. The Pit of Horror!, art by Bill Everett; Satan's imps get lazy so he brings an efficiency expert down from Earth to whip them back into shape. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis (1952) 2

    Story, Art and Cover by Howie Post. Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis and Sir Loinchop star in a 3-part untitled tale! Plus: "The Martin and Lewis Story" 3-pager (with art by Bob Oksner); Honey in Hollywood untitled half-pager by Henry Boltinoff; Peg untitled 1-pager by Boltinoff; Twisting the Dial text piece (with art by Raymond Perry); Teen Teasers activity half-pager by Martin Naydel; and Kitty Karr of Hollywood untitled back-up story (with art by Mort Drucker). 40 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Airboy Comics Vol. 09 (1952 Hillman) 8

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    Cover by Ernest Schroeder. Stories and art by George Evans, 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 #103. No issue # on cover; Vol. 9, issue #8 in indicia. Airboy investigates the legends of Runway 13, where the ghost of a crashed flight appears every night. A black crab brings evil to Jacques, the fisherman who catches it, and everyone around him. A simple fisherman outwits a greedy feudal lord and his rigged trials by combat. Airboy; The Heap: The Great Black Crab of Brittany; The Answer of the Maelstrom; Did You Know That...; Somewhere in Africa; Clunyngton's Giant. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 2 #11
    All American Football Magazine (1938-1953 Fiction House) Pulp Vol. 2 #11

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  • Issue #52
    All True Crime (1948) 52

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    Final issue. Cover by Sol Brodsky. Written by Carl Wessler and unknown. Art by Jay Scott Pike, Vernon Henkel, E.J. Smalle and Carl Hubbell. True cases proving crime can't win! In this issue: The rugged, inside story of what really happens during a..."Prison Break" by Carl Wessler and Jay Scott Pike; 2-page text story "The Midnight Chase"; "One of the Gang" with art by Vernon Henkel; "Manhunter" with art by E.J. Smalle; and "Secret Agent" by Wessler and Carl Hubbell. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    All True Romance (1948) 7

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  • Issue #6
    Amazing Adventures (1950 Ziff Davis) 6

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    Bernard Krigstein 8-page art, "Space Pirates on Xarpot." Fall 1952. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Amazing Detective Cases (1950) 14

    Final issue of the series. "The Weasel Returns" (art by Joe Sinnott), "Which is Witch," "Hands Off," "Drop Dead" (script by Hank Chapman)"The Mousetrap," and a two-page text story, "The Strange Smile." Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 26 #9
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 26 #9

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    September 1952. Cover by Walter Popps. Science fiction stories by Paul W. Fairman, John Russel Fearn, Rog Phillips, Dean Evans, William P. McGivern, H. B. Hickey. Illustrations by William Slade, Virgil Finlay, Tom Beecham, Gaylord Walker, Emsh. 7-in. x 10-in.; black and white; 162 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 335 #3
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 335 #3

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  • Issue #5209
    Arizona Highways 5209
    Published Sep 1952

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    September 1952. Publication of the Arizona Highway Department featuring stories and art with Western themes. In this issue: Western boots; quarter horses; cartoonist J.R. Williams; art of Jo Mora; and more. 9-in. x 12-in.; part color, part black and white; 40 pages on white paper. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #17
    Astonishing (1951) 17

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    The Werewolf of Wilmach!, art by Tony DiPreta; A man plans to rob the banker of a village that believes it is being subject to werewolf attacks. I Can't Move, art by George Roussos. Tomb with a View; A grave robber decides to head for India where there will be less competition and they leave their dead out in the open on four pillars. Drive of Death; A hit and run driver is picked up by the ghost of the man he killed and driven to a watery grave. The Hiding Place!, art by Marty Elkin. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 50 #1
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 50 #1

    September 1952. Volume 50, Issue 1. Cover by Alejandro. Science fiction stories by Thomas Wilson, A. Bertram Chandler, Walter M. Miller Jr, and Robert Donald Locke. Article "Improbable Profession'" by Leonard Lockhard. Illustrations by Cartier, Orban, Pawelka, and Van Dongen. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 162 pages, Text (with B&W Illustrations). Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #3
    Attack (1952 Youthful) 3
    • 1 3/4" Cumulative spine split.

    Harrison Bache story art. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 21
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #F9EDFA-003

    "Willie Sutton's Career in Crime," "Wetbacks for Profit," and "Diamonds Can Kill." Two page text story, "Willie Sutton's Worst Enemy - Himself!" Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    Authentic Science Fiction (1951-1957 Hamilton & Co.) 25

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  • Issue #2
    Barsoomian (1952) Fanzine 2

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    Original Edition Sept 1952. Edited by Joseph W. Miller. Fanzine dedicated to Edgar Rice Burroughs. 5.5-in. x 6.5-in.; black and white; 12 pages.

  • Issue #72
    Batman (1940) 72
    Tags: Batman
    Published Sep 1952 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Minor side edge cracks
    • Label #1100818009

    Cover by Win Mortimer. It's Smart to Check -- And Double Check! public service announcement starring Superman, script by Jack Schiff, art by Winslow Mortimer. "The Jungle Batman!", script by David Vern, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; After capturing the feared Sinister Eight, Commissioner Gordon asks the Dynamic Duo to deliver the crooks by radio-controlled ship to their prison at Satan's Island; The ship is torpedoed and sunk during a storm at sea. Two-page Varsity Vic story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Legion of Faceless Men!", pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; Batman and Robin get invited to a party at The Maskers Club, which is formed by people who wear masks at their jobs; After the party, crime ensues. Half-page Private Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. One-page Peg story by Henry Boltinoff. Changing Styles In Magic article by David Kahn (as Donald King), art by Raymond Perry. Half-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Death-Cheaters of Gotham City!", script by David Vern, art by Jim Mooney (as Bob Kane); Batman becomes a member of the strange "Death Cheaters Club," but a wanted criminal, who fits the qualifications for membership, is denied the same--and vows vengeance against all the members! Casey the Cop one-page story by Henry Boltinoff. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Battle (1951 Atlas) 12
    Published Sep 1952 by Atlas.

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    Cover art by Russ Heath. Torture, script by Hank Chapman, art by Russ Heath. Report from Korea text story. Don't Shoot, art by Sy Grudko. Ammo Carrier, art by Jay Scott Pike. Red Attack, script by Hank Chapman. 32 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Battle Stories (1952) 5

    War stories Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Battlefront (1952 Atlas) 4

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  • Vol. 11 #4
    Beauty Parade (1941-1956 Harrison Publications) Vol. 11 #4

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  • Vol. 3 #1
    Best Western (1951-1957 Stadium) 2nd Series Vol. 3 #1

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  • Issue #3
    Beware Terror Tales (1952) 3
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    • 1.75" Cumulative spine split. Bottom staple replaced and reinforced with tape.

    Stories include "The Dry Doom," "The Haunting White Shadow," and "Death's Round Trip." Bernard Bailey cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Beyond (1950 Ace) 15
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    Cover art by Ken Rice. Noose for a Magician, pencils by Lou Cameron; Englishman Gaxton learns powerful magic from an Indian fakir; Including a rope trick which leads to the region of the undead. Having learned all, Gaxton murders his master and starts performing on his own. Don't wake the Dead!, pencils by Jim McLaughlin; Delia, a medium at seances, is overpowered by visions of the dead, commanding her to help them kill all those who disturbed their rest; A young man tries to intervene, but the dead get their murderous revenge. The Gold Monster of Hell's Canyon, pencils by Bill Molno. The Harpy of Central Park, art by Chic Stone. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Billy the Kid Adventure Magazine (1950) 12

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    Billy the Kid in "The Brazos Beauty," "The Mark of Z," and "Sure Shot." Tumbleweed Tim back-up story. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #39
    Black Cat Mystery (1951 Harvey) 39

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  • Issue #38
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 38

    Cover by Dick Rockwell. Stories and art by Dick Rockwell and Bill Walton. Masked like the Lone Ranger or Zorro, Black Diamond fights for justice in the West, aided by his sidekick Bumper and his status as a federal marshal. Black Diamond and Bumper stumble on a town that's under the thumb of a corrupt sheriff. A man with a pet coyote is the target of mob justice after a series of murders, but Black Diamond isn't convinced of his guilt. BD investigates rumors of a centaur causing horse stampedes, and meets future series co-star Red Fire. Also featuring a vintage ad for Lev Gleason Comics Picture Trading Cards. Black Diamond: Fangs of Death; Dilemma In Drygrass; Black Diamond: Fear Was the Law of Custerville; Black Diamond: The Unbelievable Red Fire. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Black Magic Vol. 2 (1951) 10
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    Cover by Jack Kirby. Art by Bill Walton, George Roussos, Al Eadeh, and Bob McCarty. 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. Issue # 16 on cover; listed as Vol. 2, issue #10 in indicia. A man learns the horrifying truth about a simple rope trick. A woman is possessed by the spirit of a dead man. A student of the arcane learns astral travel, just in time to hear his wife and her lover plotting his murder. The Sniper!; Murder in Grove County; Possessed!; Fly by Night; The Cursed Relic; The End of His Rope!; Number 23. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #56
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 56
    • 1" Spine split from top.

    Cover by Reed Crandall. Stories by Paul Gustavson and unknown. Art by Paul Gustavson, Reed Crandall and unknown. Featuring Blackhawk in: "The War Wheel" with art by Reed Crandall; "The School for Sabotage"; and an untitled story. Plus: Chop Chop in the back-up story "Chop Chop's Tours to China" by Paul Gustavson. And: 1-page text story "Tukari Vengeance"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #46
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 46

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  • Vol. 95 #5
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp Vol. 95 #5

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  • Issue #81
    Boy Comics (1942) 81

    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. The Vacuum, captured by Crimebuster in the previous issue, escapes and creates more havoc with his atomic-powered dustbuster of doom. Rocky X recruits a team for the first experimental space mission, forming the Rocketeers space force. Crimebuster tries to pit Iron Jaw against his new cohorts in the Deadly Dozen. Also featuring a vintage ad for Lev Gleason Comics Picture Trading Cards. Crimebuster: Strength of a Hundred Men; Iron Jaw Bites Again; Rocky X: The Deadly Blunder; Little Wise Guys: The Deserted Mine. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Boy Loves Girl (1952) 27

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    Cover by Fred Kida. Stories by unknown. Art by Bob Fujitani, Frank Bolle, Pete Morisi and Al Wenzel & Lin Streeter? Featuring "Kiss All You Want"! Also featuring A True Love Story tales: "Between Two Loves"; "Misled"; and "The Night I'll Never Forget"! Plus: "Do You Need Advice?" letters page by Agnes Holmes. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Bozo the Clown (1951) 6

    Bozo Visits the Sandman's Castle. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Buck Jones (1951 Dell) 7

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    "The Last of the Bald Knobbers" and "The Railroad Rustlers." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Buster Crabbe (1951 Famous Funnies) 6

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    Stories and art by Robert Peterson and others. Adventure tales featuring Hollywood legend Buster Crabbe, star of Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers and Tarzan serials. Buster and Whiskers investigate mysterious ship disasters off the coast of Galveston, Texas; Whiskers tells a tall tale of his frontier childhood; Outlaws get the drop on Buster and Whiskers and tie them to train tracks. Terrific shark-fighting cover by an unknown artist. The Devils Disciple; Whiskers and the Whoppers; Bushwhack Bait; The Snowball; Blazing Justice. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Captain Jet (1952) 3
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    Aviation adventure over Korea, featuring a hero using the first generation of jet technology. Captain Jet must prevent communist forces from acquiring the secret of atomic fuel. The story of Orville and Wilbur Wright and the first successful motorized flight. Paratrooper Bill Manning sets out to find out who's been sabotaging parachutes before air drops. Flame of Death; Destination Doom!; The Wright Brothers: Twelve Seconds That Changed History!; Flight Heroes; Bomb Bait!; Hidden Death. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #136
    Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 136
    • Centerfold detached at one staple. Staple rust with migration.

    "Captain Marvel Battles Hallucination," "Television Trickery," and "The Witch of Haven Street." Captain Kid back-up story, "The Practical Jokers." Colonel Corn and Korby Kobb back-up story, "The Busy Bee." Two-page Jon Jarl text story, "The Space Pyramid" by Eando Binder. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #113
    Captain Marvel Jr. (1942) 113
    • Staple rust.
    • Centerfold detached and damaged.
    • Centerfold detached.
  • Issue #12
    Chamber of Chills (1952 Harvey) 12
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    • 6 3/4" Cumulative spine split. Glue at spine. Heavy cover oxidation.

    Cover by Al Avison. Stories and art by Abe Simon, Rudy Palais, Al Avison, Moe Marcus and Warren Kremer. Harvey Comics joins the parade of pre-Code horror comics pioneered by EC in the 1950s. Mona attempts to murder her wealthy husband, but instead he is transformed into a vengeful crab-creature. Oil prospectors in the Amazon run afoul of the beast from Black Swamp. A man inherits an Italian chateau that is haunted by a medieval noblewoman. Murder At Moro Castle; The Swamp Monster; Taboo; The Snow Beasts; The Bride of the Crab; The Fruit of Death. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Cinderella Love (1950) 11

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    "Claimed By the Past," "Mardi Gras Sweetheart," "This Man is Mine," and "Dreams and Deceptions." Photo cover. Cover price $0.10.