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Comic books January 1953

  • Vol. 29 #3
    44 Western Magazine (1937-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 29 #3

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  • Vol. 5 #2
    5 Detective Novels Magazine (1949-1953 Standard Magazines) Pulp Vol. 5 #2

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  • Issue #53
    Ace Malloy of the Special Squadron (1952-1954 Arnold Book Company) 53

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    Art by Dudley Page. 24 pages.

  • Issue #176
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 176
    Published Jan 1953 by DC.

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Muscles for Money starring Superman, art by Al Plastino. The Man-Eater of Mandalao! starring Congo Bill, script by Jack Miller, art by Ed Smalle. The End of the Planeteers! starring Tommy Tomorrow, art by Jim Mooney. Free Speech -- Free for All! starring Buzzy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. The Impossible Legend starring Vigilante, script by Dick Wood, art by Bob Brown. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cited in Parade of Pleasure. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 126 #4
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular) Pulp Vol. 126 #4
  • Issue #184
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 184

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The Shutterbugs of Smallville starring Superboy, pencils by Curt Swan; cameras taking pictures harm Superboy. At Sea in the Stone Age starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. Discovers a New Kind of Junior Sport public service announcement starring Superboy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. The Fastest Movie Ever Made starring Johnny Quick, pencils by Paul Norris. The Archers in the Sky starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 44 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 15

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    Cover art by Joe Maneely. The Woman Who Wasn't, art by Tony DiPreta; In a wealthy land beneath Greece, descendants of Medusa deal with thieves by incorporating them into their snake-heads. The Lion's Mouth; A lion-tamer hates his wife and so he trains the lion that he puts his head in to hate her too. The Thing in the Cave. He Kept Him in Stitches, script by Stan Lee; A surgeon gets the chance to operate on a Communist overlord and leaves his scalpel inside of him near his heart so that when he recovers enough in two days to move, he will die. Jaws of Death, art by Cal Massey; When a bank-robber's partner runs out on him and leaves him behind for the police, his ghost fools the sap with false promises of stolen money hidden in the alligator pit into getting devoured. The Tarantula!, pencils by Hy Rosen; A village is victimized by vampire tarantulas. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #39
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 39
    • Paper: White
    • Label #1992075002

    Cover art by Ken Bald. 50 Cowboys & Indians; 41 Circus Toys ad. Tale of Terror, art by Lin Streeter; Satan himself sells a story to a comic book editor and demons threaten the creative staff until the printing plates are destroyed, and the demons along with them. Behind The Door! text story. Apollo's Fatal Gloves, pencils by Al Camy, inks by George Wilhelms; Glen Sanders finds a pair of magic gloves but they are stolen by someone who uses them to murder, until Apollo creates a second pair so Glen can defeat the murderer. House ad for Skeleton Hand comic. The Ghostly Flag-Raising--Uncanny Mysteries. The Hungry Horde, art by Jon Blummer; After a theft of a large amount of blood plasma, Mark and Martha are called to investigate; They discover the Master Vampire using the plasma to create an army but destroy the army and the Master. The Skeleton's Secret!, pencils by Charles Nicholas. The Evil Eye, art by King Ward. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Adventures into Weird Worlds (1952-1954 Marvel/Atlas) 14
    • 1" Spine split from bottom.

    Horror on Haunted Hill!, script by Stan Lee, art by Carmine Infantino; An alien from Saturn lands in a graveyard. Forever Is a Long Time!, art by Larry Woromay; A man finds a bottle containing a genie who is content to stay in the bottle. A Shriek in the Night, script by Stan Lee; A man saves a women who is being chased by a man, only to find that the situation isn't what he thought it was. The Inheritance text story. The Man Who Walked on Water!, art by Jay Scott Pike; A man out on a boat sees another man walking along the surface of the water. The Man Who Steals Gravestones!, art by Sol Brodsky; A man who steals gravestones in order to grind them down and resell them is thwarted when one of the corpses wants it back. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis (1952) 4

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    Cover art by Howie Post. Mexican Jumping Beans, art by Howie Post; Dean chases a girl to Mexico and Jerry ends up in the bullring. A New Kind of Junior Sport public service announcement starring Superboy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. Screen Test with Art Arthur starring Kitty Karr of Hollywood, art by Bob Oksner. Honey In Hollywood humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 44 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Airboy Comics Vol. 09 (1952 Hillman) 12

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    Cover by Ernest Schroeder. Stories and art by Gerald McCann 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 #107. No issue # on cover; Vol. 9, issue #12 in indicia. An immortal evil genius plots world conquest from his subterranean kingdom, and only Airboy can stop him. An apprentice glassblower murders his employer, but a ghost in glass reveals his guilt to the entire court. Evil men seek a pirate's treasure hidden on the Scottish coast. Airboy; The Heap; Grave Robber of the Ganges; The Snow White Camel; The Spaniard from Scotland; High and Dry. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
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  • Vol. 27 #1
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 27 #1

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    Jan 1953. Cover by Arnold Kohn. Science fiction stories by Mallory Storm, Charles Creighton, E.K. Jarvis, and Rog Phillips. Illustrations by Tom Beecham, John Fay, and William Slade. Cover by Arnold Kohn. 7-in. x 10-in.; black and white; 160 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 18 #4
    American Manhood (1953 Weider Publications) Vol. 18 #4

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  • Issue #16
    Andy Panda (1953 Dell) 16

    Walter Lantz' Andy Panda. Also see Four Color for previous issues. Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Featuring the tale "The Chinatown mystery," plus two untitled stories! Starring Andy Panda and Charlie Chicken! Also has an untitled story on the inside front cover. 36 pages, full color. Also see Four Color for previous issues. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 336 #1
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 336 #1

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  • Issue #21
    Astonishing (1951) 21

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    Cover by Sol Brodsky. "The Different Vampire," pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Ernie Bache; A vampire destroys one of his own coven when he uncovers his secret that he prefers vampire blood to human blood. "Horror Hill" text story. "The Worm That Turned," art by Ed Winiarski. "The Manhunter!", art by Vic Carrabotta. "The Man Who Went To Far!", script by Carl Wessler, pencils by Bill Benulis, inks by Jack Abel. "Gorilla!", script by Carl Wessler. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 50 #5
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 50 #5

    Jan 1953. Volume 50, Issue 5 - 1st printing. Cover by Pawelka. Science fiction stories by Poul Anderson, E.B. Cole, Julian Chain, Lee Cahn, and Steve Benedict. Illustrations by Edd Cartier, Orban, Pawelka, and van Dongen. Article on nuclear power. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.75-in.; 168 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #4
    Atom Age Combat (1952 St. John) 4
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Only 3 in census.
    • Label #0204015006
  • Issue #5
    Atomic Attack (1953) 5
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1252699001

    The war comic formerly called Attack updates itself for the nuclear era. Stories of horrific atomic warfare include Tomorrows War, Operation Paratrooper and the ironically titled The Situation Is Well in Hand. Stories and art by Harry Harrison, Vic Carrabotta and Vince Napoli. Cover by Napoli. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Attack (1952 Youthful) 5

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  • Issue #5(1/53)
    Attack (1953 Trojan) 5(1/53)

    1/53. The first #5 issue in this series, published before #6. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Authentic Science Fiction (1951-1957 Hamilton & Co.) 29
  • Vol. 1 #1
    Avon Science Fiction and Fantasy Reader (1953 Pulp/Digest) Vol. 1 #1

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    Jan 1953. Volume 1 No. 1. Cover by Leo Manso. Science Fiction and Fantasy stories by Alfred Coppel, Irving Cox, Jr., Arthur C. Clarke, Bryce Walton, John Christopher, E. Everett Evans, Milton Lesser, Charles L. Harness, Glen Malin, John Jakes, Frank Owen, and Theodore R. Cogswell. Illustrations by Everett Raymond Kinstler, John Giunta, Vincent Napoli, Gerald McCann, and Mort Lawrence. 5 1/4-in. x 7 1/2-in.; b&w text with spot illustrations; 128 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #13
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 13

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    Cover pencils by Jim McLaughlin. Dr. Gueux's Nightmare Monsters, pencils by Louis Zansky; Dr. Gueux wants to rule the world with the help of monsters dreamt up by a mystery writer in his nightmares. Greed's Grisly Treasure; Adventurer runs an errand for the devil; He fights ghosts in a spooky tavern to get his hands on a pirate treasure. Role of the Footlight Werewolf, pencils by Charles Nicholas, inks by Paul Gattuso; Ambitious actor goes method acting to portray a werewolf onstage; He joins a band of werewolves, supplies them with victims and learns their behavior and rites. Black Horror of Druid's Glen, pencils by Charles Nicholas. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Basil ...The Royal Cat (1953 St. John) 1
    • 1" Cumulative spine split.
  • Issue #74
    Batman (1940) 74
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jan 1953 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1100813019
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($11.70) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Double Cover. 1st cover 5.0, interior cover 5.0.
    • Label #1333067002

    Cover by Win Mortimer. "The Crazy Crime Clown!", script by Alvin Schwartz, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; The Joker steals a bunch of worthless items; Apsychiatrist diagnoses him with hebophrenic schizophrenia, and hes committed to an insane asylum; Batman and Robin investigate the mysterious case and decade that Joker must have pretended to be insane in order to reach a wealthy man inside the asylum. UNICEF Spells Help for the Children of the World! starring Superman, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. Two-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Movie That Killed Batman!", pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Ray Burnley; During the making of a movie, Batman and Robin recreate the case against a notorious criminal called Skid Turkel; Their butler, Alfred, has been cast as the main antagonist. -page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. 1-page Varsity Vic story by Henry Boltinoff. "Smoking Out Smugglers" text story by Jim Moss. "The Water Crimes of Mr. Hydro!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Stan Kaye; Timothy Flagg is a water boy at Gotham State Penitentiary; He decides to break out of prison using water and becomes Mister Hydro; Batman and Robin get involved. One-page Jerry the Jitterbug story by Henry Boltinoff. 44 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Battle (1951 Atlas) 16
    Published Jan 1953 by Atlas.

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    Cover art by Russ Heath. No Retreat!, art by Gene Colan. I Saw Hitler Die! (he gets shot in the face), art by Russ Heath. His Excellency Was Excellent in Korea! text story. Bait!, art by Cal Massey. Enemy Patrol!, art by Dick Ayers. 32 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Battle Action (1952) 8

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    Untitled Battle Brady story, script by Hank Chapman, art by Syd Shores. Sgt. Dugan's Squad. Operation Tides text story. The Trap of Colonel Li Feng, pencils by Gene Colan. Monster in the Mountain. 32 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Battle Brady (1953) 10
    Published Jan 1953 by Atlas.

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    Syd Shores cover Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Battle Stories (1952) 7

    January 1953, "You'll Never Be Twenty," 10 pages; "Platoon Forward," 8 pages; "Landlubber," 8 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Battlefield (1952) 7
    Published Jan 1953 by Atlas.

    Cover by Carl Burgos. "12 Hours Till Death," script by Carl Wessler, art by Russ Heath; Five engineers are sent behind enemy lines to blow up a power plant. "The Big Bluff!", pencils by Mike Sekowsky; A North Korean officer tries to take a hill held by American soldiers. "Rangers Stick Together" two-page text story. "Out Of The Frying Pan," art by Vernon Henkel; American prisoners escape from a POW camp and steal a tank to return to their lines. "Red Guerilla!", script by Carl Wessler, art by Jay Scott Pike; A North Korean captain is stirring up the local farmers against the American forces. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Battlefront (1952 Atlas) 8

    Combat Kelly stars in "Get Into the Thick of Battle With Combat Kelly" (script by Hank Chapman, art by Al Hartley). Also in this issue: "The Coward" (art by Sol Brodsky), "Eyes in the Night" (art by Gil Evans), "The Dead Men!" (art by Joe Sinnott), and a two-page text story, "The Well Digger Wins a War." Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 11 #6
    Beauty Parade (1941-1956 Harrison Publications) Vol. 11 #6

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

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  • Issue #1
    Beware (1953 Trojan/Merit) 1

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    #13 January on cover (Actual # 1 in series). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Beware Terror Tales (1952) 5
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    • Restored: C1
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Restoration includes: small amount of glue on spine of cover.
    • Label #1334442001

    Bernard Bailey cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Beyond (1950 Ace) 18

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    Cover art by Gene Colan. Curse of the Fire-Bird, art by Lin Streeter; When "ambitious" Lydia kills her husband with the stroke of a mace to inherit his fortunes, he changes into a phoenix and hunts her down to a fiery end. Wanted: Ghost Writer, art by Sy Grudko; Newspaper reporter Jerry Vincent takes on a night job for a creepy man with a hood sitting in a room full of torture instruments; Vincent writes story beginnings about actual events. The Hand of the Ancient Evil! The Scourge of the Undead, art by Jim McLaughlin. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Bible Story HC (1953-1957 By Arthur S. Maxwell) 1-1ST

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    Volume 1 - 1st printing. "The Book of Beginnings (From Creation to Joseph)!" Adapted by Arthur S. Maxwell. Art by Harry Anderson and Russell Harlan. The Bible Story is a series of easy to read and understand books featuring over 400 stories in 10 hardcover volumes covering the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Also including over 1,200 full color illustrations, this series is a wonderful look at the greatest story ever told and easily assessable by readers of all ages. Hardcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 192 pages, full color. All Ages

  • Issue #14
    Billy the Kid Adventure Magazine (1950) 14

    Williamson/Frazetta; Reprint # 1. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 29 #3
    Black Book Detective Magazine (1933-1953 Newsstand/Hoffman/Ranger/Better) Pulp Vol. 29 #3

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    Winter 1953. The Black Bat in "Hot, Willing--and Deadly" by Stewart Sterling; "Right Guy" by William Degenhard; "Enough Rope" by Harold Helfer; "The Eyes of Murder" by Philip Ketchum; "A Place to Hide" by Richard Deming; "Holdup at Twin Palms" by Roger Dee; "Crazy" by Murray Leinster; "Girl in Trouble" by Robert Sidney Bowen; "He Killed 31" by Freeman Hubbard; and "Keep It Quiet" by Edward Ronns. Pulp magazine format; black and white; 112 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #42
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 42

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    Black Diamond in "The Sanctuary of Death," "The Terror of the Headless Rider," and "The Sinister Saga of the Rattlesnake Pit." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Black Magic Vol. 3 (1952) 2

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    Cover by Jack Kirby. Art by John Prentice, Alden McWilliams, Manny Stallman, George Roussos, Bob McCarty, Bill Draut, Joe Simon 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. Issue # 20 on cover; listed as Vol. 3, issue #2 in indicia. A circus strongman is haunted to madness by the sound of his victim's footsteps. A man faces grim torture, but his torturer gets his comeuppance. Pilots who fly too fast find themselves growing younger. Birth After Death; Hatchet Man; Pied Piper of Flame; Ruby Riddle; The Patter of Little Feet!; Oddities in Miniature - The Strangest Stories Ever Told!; The Malay Boot!; Paid in Full; Crash Report. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Black Rider (1951) 20

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    Three untitled Black Rider stories (art by Syd Shores?). Two-Gun Kid back-up untitled story (art by George Tuska). Classic cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #60
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 60

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    Cover by Reed Crandall. Stories by Bill Woolfolk, Paul Gustavson and unknown. Art by Reed Crandall, Paul Gustavson and unknown. Featuring Blackhawk in: "Terror of the Crimson Hoods" by Bill Woolfolk and Reed Crandall; "Devil's Squadron!"; and "Vampire Men of Kunwalo!" with story by Bill Woolfolk. Plus: Chop Chop in an untitled back-up story by Paul Gustavson. And: 1-page text story "Man-Killer"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #50
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 50

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  • Issue #1
    Blondie Book (1953 Australian) 1

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    Blondie Book (1953 Australian) is an Australian comic reprinting American material. 24-pages, color cover/b&w interior.

  • Vol. 96 #3
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp Vol. 96 #3

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  • Issue #85
    Boy Comics (1942) 85

    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. Sniffer and the Deadly Dozen start a new scam by impersonating a dating service. The Rocketeers return to Earth from Pluto, but on the way Simpy discovers a Soviet space-station and sets out to investigate. Smugglers come up with the unique idea of concealing gems inside a live tiger. Also featuring a vintage ad for Lev Gleason Comics Picture Trading Cards. Crimebuster: Sniffer's Love or Money; Rocky X: Courage in a Sea of Fear; Jest For Laffs; Little Wise Guys: Scarecrow Believes in Signs; Two Hands in a Tiger's Mouth. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    Bugs Bunny (1942 Dell/Gold Key) 28

    Comic book adventures of the famous Warner Bros. cartoon character Bugs Bunny. Bugs Bunny in "Football Luck," "Simple Si, the Private Eye," and an untitled story. Issue also has one-page gag strips. No story/art credits given. Cover price $0.10.