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Comic books December 1952

  • Vol. 46 #4
    10 Story Western Magazine (1936-1954 Popular) Pulp Vol. 46 #4

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  • Vol. 1 #9
    2 Western-Action Books (1951-1954 Fiction House) Pulp Vol. 1 #9

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  • Vol. 7 #1
    5 Western Novels Magazine (1949-1954 Standard Magazines) Pulp Vol. 7 #1

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  • Issue #15
    Abbott and Costello (1948 St. John) 15

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  • Issue #175
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 175
    Published Dec 1952 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #2024456001

    Cover art by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye. 5 Against Superman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. UNICEF Spells Help for the Children of the World! public service announcement starring Superman, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. Killer's Bodyguard starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The Statue from Space starring Tommy Tomorrow, art by Jim Mooney. The Sailor on Horseback starring Vigilante, art by Bob Brown. 44 Pages, Full Color, $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Actual Confessions (1952) 14

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  • Issue #183
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 183

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Superboy and Cleopatra, art by John Sikela. UNICEF Spells Help for the Children of the World! public service announcement starring Superman, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. The First Undersea Jail starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. Jerry Jitterbug humor page by Henry Boltinoff . The Whirlwind Vote-Getter starring Johnny Quick, art by Paul Norris. Notes about the Navy article. The Polka Dot Bandit Goes Straight starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 44 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Adventures into Darkness (1952) 7

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    Jack Katz cover reprinted on Haunted Horror (2012 IDW) #29. In order of appearance: "The Pit of Horror"; "The Dancer From the Beyond" reprinted in Seduction of the Innocent (1985 Eclipse) #2; "Bride of Death" art by Jack Katz, reprinted in Seduction of the Innocent (1985 Eclipse) #2, Mammoth Book of Best Horror Comics TPB (2008) #1-1ST, Haunted Horror (2012 IDW) #12, and Haunted Horror: The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics HC (2013-2017 IDW) #4-1ST; "The Ghost That Warned a King"; "Death Drum" art by Art Saaf, reprinted in Seduction of the Innocent (1985 Eclipse) #5; and "The Origin of 'He Kicked the Bucket'". "The Clutching Reed: There Was Something About the Slimy Kelp That Was Frightening!" text story by Russ Hill with Art Saaf illustrations. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 14

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    The Little People, script by Stan Lee, art by Tony DiPreta; A dwarf surgeon's family is held at the mercy of a cruel carnival barker when the surgeon is arrested for practicing without a license and the barker offers the judge to provide them with work at the circus, sparing them jail. The Hands, art by Gene Colan; A man with a pair of claws for hands pays for an operation to give him normal hands and on his twenty-fifth birthday, turns into a lobster with a pair of human hands. The Three Doors text story. Hex, art by George Tuska; A native foreman poisons his cruel boss for his beatings of the laborers but the boss promises to turn over a new leaf if he is given the antidote. They're Driving Me Crazy, pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Ernie Bache; This story postulates that the people of Earth are in reality the slaves of beings from another dimension who control all thought that people are allowed to have. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #38
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 38
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #2034202021

    "The Plant That Lived" (art by Harry Lazarus), "The Man Who Returned From Hades," "Can Such Things Be," "Witch Doctor's Revenge," and "The Revolt of the Genie," Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Cover by Ken Bald. Stories by Harry Lazarus, Paul Gattuso, Charles Nicholas, King Ward, and Paul Cooper. 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 #13
    Adventures into Weird Worlds (1952-1954 Marvel/Atlas) 13
    • Centerfold detached. Interior tearing. Staple rust with migration.

    Cover art by Bill Everett. The Vampire Maker!, art by Carmine Infantino; A mob breaks into the castle of a scientist and kills him as they have heard he is creating a Vampire monster; He is actually a people's hero as the monster he created lives only off of the blood of other vampires. The Thing That Hatched text story. You Devil, You!, art by Don Rico. I Died Tomorrow, pencils by Don Perlin, inks by Abe Simon. Where Dead Men Walk!, art by Jerry Robinson. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Adventures of Bob Hope (1950) 18
    • 2" cumulative spine split.
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Owen Fitzgerald. Untitled Bob Hope story, script by Cal Howard, art by Owen Fitzgerald; Bob tries to impress a girl he just met by claiming to be a business man and deep-sea fishing enthusiast; They end up tangling with gamblers on a casino ship out past the three mile limit. UNICEF spells Help For the Children of the World public service announcement starring Superman, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. Untitled Bob Hope story, script by Cal Howard, art by Owen Fitzgerald. Jerry the Jitterbug humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Untitled Bob Hope story starring Madge, Slinky Martin, Farro Mike, and Pete the Fixer, script by Cal Howard, art by Owen Fitzgerald. Untitled Kitty Karr of Hollywood story, art by Mort Drucker; Stanley Miles decides to create a movie especially for Kitty, then writes her out of the script. 44 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (1952) 6
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    • 1" cumulative spine split.
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    • No top staple (manufacturing). Cover detached, 2" cumulative spine split.
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    "Ghost Fighter." Rex proves fearless and capable in combat in the Korean War. Also includes: "The Return of Detective Chimp!"; "The Race of a Lifetime!"; and "They're All Called Terriers." Script by Robert Kanigher and John Broome, pencils by Gil Kane and Carmine Infantino, inks by Sy Barry and Frank Giacoia. Cover by Kane and Barry. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 39 #3
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  • Vol. 9 #11
    Airboy Comics (1945-1953 Hillman) Vol. 9 #11

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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 #106. No issue # on cover; Vol. 9, issue #10 in indicia. The Eboli aliens (from the previous issue) attack Earth with their gigantic wheel-shaped war machines. A survivor of the long-dead Thuggee death cult seeks revenge on the man who brought about its downfall. A murderous English soldier discovers the horrifying truth about toy soldiers from voodoo country. Airboy; The Heap; The Twanging String; The Lead Soldiers of Haiti; Money of Yesterday; The Outlaw Champion; Island Without Exit; The Big Texas Spread. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    All American Men of War (1952) 2

    Actual #2 in series, dated Dec 1952 - Jan 1953. Edited by Whitney Ellsworth (credited) and Robert Kanigher (actual). Cover by Jerry Grandenetti. Stories by David Kahn, Jerry Grandenetti, Joe Giella, Robert Bernstein, Bernie Krigstein, Irwin Hasen, Dave Wood, Eugene Hughes, Jack Miller, Raymond Perry, David Kahn, Mort Drucker, and Bob Lander. Adventure tales of war and the military, including some humor—go into combat with All American Men of War! Actual #2 in series. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    All Famous Police Cases (1952-54) 8

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Al Huston and Art Gates. Pre-Code crime comics from L. B. Cole's Star Publications. Dallas Raven's gang tries to figure out why he's suddenly decided to give up crime. Matty Case investigates a murder at the Undertakers' Convention. Johnny Socks Lazia rises to be the supreme gang boss in Kansas City of the late 1920s. Guilty As Sin!; Johnny Gentry: The Poor Little Rich Murderer; Dom Drako: Sucker!!!; A Case of Death; Killer's Revenge with "Socks" Lazia. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #68
    All Star Western (1951) 68
    Published Dec 1952 by DC.

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    Edited by Julius Schwartz. Cover by Gil Kane and Sy Barry. Stories by David Wood, Gil Kane, Joe Giella, John Broome, Irwin Hasen, Bob Lander, Robert Kanigher, Carmine Infantino, and Sy Barry. Tales of the Old West starring such characters as the Trigger Twins, Foley of the Fighting 5th, Johnny Thunder, and Strong Bow. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 8 #1
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  • Vol. 26 #12
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 26 #12
    • 5" Cumulative spine split.
  • Issue #348
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  • Issue #59
    Archie (1943) 59
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #1995020007
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    Cover by Bill Vigoda. Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Featuring Archie in: "Board With It All"; "Squeeze Play"; "On the Spot"; "Aim to Please"; "Words Fail Me"; and "Meek As a Moose"! Plus: Jughead in "Wooden You Know" and the 1-pager "Vitamin "See""! Also: 2-page text piece "From Hollywood"! 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 335 #6
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 335 #6

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  • Vol. 4 #6
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  • Issue #20
    Astonishing (1951-1957 Marvel/Atlas) 20

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    Cover by Sol Brodsky. "Mystery at Midnight," script by Stan Lee, art by Gene Colan; A criminal survives a train accident where he is cut in two and his legs commit crimes while his torso provides an alibi. "The Final Scoop" text story. "The Cheap Skate," script by Carl Wessler, art by Ed Winiarski. "When You Die!", script by Stan Lee, art by Carl Burgos; A pro-Western propaganda story about various miserable alien cultures idea of Heaven. "Just a Little Farther," art by Vic Carrabotta. "Living Doll!", script by Stan Lee, art by Jerry Robinson; Dolls in a small European toy shop are committing murders, but the police can't locate the guilty one, so they guard a group of them day and night waiting for the culprit to move. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 8 #12
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  • Vol. 50 #4
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 50 #4

    Dec 1952. Volume 50, Issue 4 - 1st printing. Cover by Gaylord Welker. Science fiction stories by Raymond F. Jones, Randall Garrett and Lou Tabakow, Mack Reynolds and Fredric Brown, Robert Sheckley, and Isaac Asimov ("The Currents of Space" part 3). Illustrations by Orban, Pawelka, and van Dongen. Article on positrons and time travel. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.75-in.; 168 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #2
    Atomic War! (1952) 2
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #991-AC-003
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    • Mold. Staple rust with migration. Cover detached at one staple.
  • Issue #24
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 24
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    "The Devil's Partners," "Cell-Mates," and "The Dawn Gang." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    Authentic Science Fiction (1951-1957 Hamilton & Co.) 28

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  • Issue #12
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 12

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    Cover pencils by Jim McLaughlin. Vengeance of the Tiger Queen, art by Chic Stone; Though the natives warn him about the "tiger people", big game hunter Deerson kills and beheads a noble tiger in Sumatra; Visions of a headless man and a visit from beautiful princess "Tigrina" lure him back into the jungle. Paint a Picture in Crimson, art by Al Eadeh; Count Damon, who seems to be the devil but also an art painter in Soho, London, weaves fates by painting people. House of the Screaming Fiends, pencils by Dick Beck; A young doctor and his wife inherit a spooky house where the old undead doctor and his caretaker conduct fiendish experiments on former patients; The young doctor wants to put these creatures out of their misery. Never Bargain with a Spirit, pencils by Mike Sekowsky. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #83
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  • Issue #15
    Battle (1951 Atlas) 15
    Published Dec 1952 by Atlas.

    Cover art by Joe Maneely. The Reds Attack. Report from Korea text story by Lt. Jeremiah A. O'Leary. Death in the Dust, art by George Tuska. Firing Pin! Over the Mountain, art by Dave Berg. 32 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Battle Action (1952) 7

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    Partial nudity. Two untitled Battle Brady stories (scripts by Hank Chapman, art by Syd Shores). Also in this issue: "Corporal Dugan's Grenades," "Don't Stop!" (art by Jerry Robinson), and a two-page text story, "I Was a Prisoner in Korea." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Battle Report (1952) 3

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    Big Idea Man; Private Apple has several "ideas" that he thinks would make his job easier, set in the Korean War. Blood Buddies; Steve and Jim, two mortar men, deal with enemy mortars and a North Korean sniper. Jelly Nerves Jones text story. The Ghosts of Devil's Pass; A small patrol must brave an area feared by Koreans as haunted, set in the Korean War. Koje Incident!; Tujo helps save an American soldier; Later while a prisoner the soldier returns the favor and rescues him from a POW camp, set in the Korean War. 32 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Battlefront (1952 Atlas) 7

    Combat Kelly costars Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #750
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    Published 1952 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #751
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    Published 1952 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #752
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    Published 1952 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #753
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    Published 1952 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #5
    Bedside Clubman (1951-1953 Bayard Productions) Pulp 5

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  • Issue #6
    Best of the West (1951 A-1 Comics) 6

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    (A-1 Comics #70) Cover by Fred Meagher, Joe Certa, Dick Ayers and Frank Bolle. Edited by Raymond C. Krank. Art by Fred Meagher, Fred Guardineer, Frank Bolle and Dick Ayers. Sometimes listed as A1 Comics (1944 Life's Romances) #70. Part of A1 Comics, an anthology from Magazine Enterprises with content that varied from month to month. This issue featured tales of Old West heroes. Durango Kid intervenes when a town is terrorized by the lawless revels of the gang at Handsome Jack's Saloon; The Ghost Rider turns outlaw, but it's all part of a plan to catch a killer; Redmask starts robbing banks so the bad guys will let him take refuge in Hells Hideout. Cant See for Gunsmoke; Hells Hideout; Ghost Rider Gone Bad; The Bow of Bear Claw! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #166
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  • Issue #167
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  • Issue #168
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  • Issue #169
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  • Issue #18
    Big Town (1951) 18

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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: "Nightmare Town!" (Pickpocket Frisky Gates steals an atomic explosive, spurring Steve Wilson into action); "Target of the Underworld!"; "Crime Sheet"; and "Whispering Doom!" (with Johnny Law). Scripts John Broome and Dave Wood, pencils by Manny Stallman and Irwin Hasen, inks by John Giunta and Bernard Sachs. Cover by Gil Kane and Sachs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Bill Battle The One Man Army (1952) 2
  • Issue #2
    Bill Stern's Sports Book (Winter/1952) 2
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    "Harlem Globe Trotters--Clown Prince of Basketball" (art by Everett Raymond Kinstler; 12 pages), "A Tale of the Gringo Matadors" (art by Bernard Krigstein, 7 pages), "Mighty Mikan, Mr. Basketball," "The Heart of a Champion" (a boxing story about Harry Greb), "A Pair of Queens" (an ice skating story about Sonja Henie and Barbara Ann Scott), "Wrestling, TV's Pride and Joy," "The Lion Roars" (a story about Lou LIttle's 1933 Columbia football team), "The Man They Call the Rocket, Maurice Richard" (an ice hockey story), "Ray Robinson, 14-Karat Slugger" (a boxing story), "Forty-Nine Gates to Fame" (about Olympic skier Andrea Mead Lawrence), "You Pick the Winner, [Joe] Louis or [Jack] Dempsey in the All-Time Dream Fight" (a boxing story; art by Frank Giacoia), "Mile-a-Minute T.N.T." (about the 1920 Olympic U.S. bobsled team), and "The Pros vs. the Rah Rah Boys" (about Paul Brown's Cleveland Browns 1950 championship game versus the Los Angeles Rams and the 1940 college game between Purdue and Wisconsin), plus a two-page text story, "The Buckeye Bullet" (about Jesse Owens). Painted cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #41
    Black Cat Mystery (1951 Harvey) 41

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    Stories and art by Bob Powell, Abe Simon, Moe Marcus, Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio, and Al Eadeh. Former superhero comic Black Cat becomes a showcase for Harvey's unique brand of pre-Code horror. Unkillable monsters emerge from a mysterious hidden room. A man insists on living with the dead. A killer encounters a monstrous batlike beast. Also featuring a strange vintage ad: "Fly Like a Bird with Wings Made from the Original Sketch of Leonardo Da Vinci!" The Room of Mystery; Inferno; Ishtar and Tammuz; The Beast of Doom; Path To Death; Live Mans Funeral. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.