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Comic books February 1953

  • Vol. 47 #1
    10 Story Western Magazine (1936-1954 Popular) Vol. 47 #1

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  • Vol. 7 #2
    5 Western Novels Magazine (1949-1954 Standard Magazines) Vol. 7 #2

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  • Issue #16
    Abbott and Costello (1948 St. John) 16

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    "Water, Water, Everywhere," "Too Many Dummies," "Up in the Air," and "Double Take." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #177
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 177
    Published Feb 1953 by DC.

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    Cover art by Al Plastino. The Holiday Spirit! public service announcement starring Superboy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. Anti-Superman Weapon, art by Al Plastino. I Rode With the Outlaw Cameleers starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The Children from Space starring Tommy Tomorrow, art by Jim Mooney. Five Bandannas for Vigilante, art by Bob Brown. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #185
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 185

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The Mythical Monsters starring Superboy, art by Curt Swan; Superboy battles a griffin. The Five Lives of the Sea King starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. The Holiday Spirit! public service announcement starring Superboy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. The Santa Claus Who Hated Christmas starring Johnny Quick, art by Paul Norris. The Micro-Film Crimes starring Green Arrow, script by Bill Finger, art by George Papp. 44 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Adventures into Darkness (1952) 8
    • Restored: C1
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scratch on front of case
    • Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover. (tape on cover and interior cover.)
    • Label #1624300013

    Contains Alex Toth art. In order of appearance: "Mark of Evil" art by Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio; "Creepy Crossword Puzzle" activity page; "Death's Bridal Gown"; "The House That Jackdaw Built" art by Alex Toth, reprinted in Setting the Standard: Comics by Alex Toth 1952-1954 HC (2011 FB) #1-1ST; "The Fatal Strands"; and "The Twisted Hands" art by Alex Toth, reprinted in Setting the Standard: Comics by Alex Toth 1952-1954 HC (2011 FB) #1-1ST. "The Beast Wasn't Hungry: Stolen Diamonds Bring a Strange Reward in the Wilds of Africa!" illustrated text story by R. S. Fenton. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 16

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    Cover art by Russ Heath. The Man With the Net, pencils by Sy Barry. The Tragic Train text story. My Name is Death!, script by Stan Lee, art by Joe Maneely; A story narrated by the Iron Maiden describing the events surrounding her creation. One Must Die!, art by Ed Winiarski; A scientist theorizes that if one animal can save its life by killing its mate, it will do so. The Executioner, pencils by Vic Dowling, inks by Bob Stuart; Francis Tourneau is an executioner to King Louis XVI of France in the year 1769. It Can't Be Done, pencils by Sam Kweskin. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #40
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 40

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    "Heart of the Snow Maiden" (art by Harry Lazarus), "The Little Witch," "The Soul Collectors," and "The Sinister Double." Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Cover by Ken Bald. Stories by Harry Lazarus, Art Gates, Pete Riss, and Edvard Moritz. 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 #15
    Adventures into Weird Worlds (1952-1954 Marvel/Atlas) 15

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    Edited by Stan Lee. Cover by Sol Brodsky. Stories by George Tuska, Side Greene, Sy Barry, and Jay Scott Pike. These tales of horror, sci-fi, and suspense will take you on Adventures into Alien Worlds! 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Adventures of Bob Hope (1950) 19

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    Cover by Owen Fitzgerald. Written by Cal Howard, Martin Naydel, Henry Boltinoff and unknown. Art by Owen Fitzgerald, Martin Naydel, Henry Boltinoff and Bob Oksner. Bob Hope, America's favorite funnyman, stars in an untitled 3-part story by Cal Howard and Owen Fitzgerald. Plus: Teen Teasers activity page by Martin Naydel; Peg half-pager by Henry Boltinoff; A Bit of Disc and Data article; Classical Corner article; and Kitty Karr of Hollywood back-up story, with art by Bob Oksner. 40 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (1952) 7

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    "Battle Trail!" Rex trains a reckless counterpart named Ace as the pair wage war in Korea. Also includes: "Monkeyshines at the Wax Museum!" (starring Detective Chimp); "The Dog Who Lost His Memory!"; and "Toy Dogs." Script by Robert Kanigher and John Broome, pencils by Gil Kane and Alex Kotzky, inks by Sy Barry. Cover by Kane and Barry. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Airboy Comics Vol. 10 (1953 Hillman) 1
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    Cover by Ernest Schroeder. Stories and art by Bob Jenney 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 #108. No issue # on cover; Vol. 10, issue #1 in indicia. Airboy helps an aviation pioneer who's being blackmailed over a 30-year-old crash that might have been an accident or murder. In Scandinavia, The Heap helps a man try to save his village from a disastrous civil engineering scheme. The story of circus pioneer Hachaliah Bailey's first elephant. Airboy; The Heap; 10¢ a Look; The Spanish Stab; The Finger of Asia; Bits from the Blue; The Rabbit of the Baselines. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    All American Men of War (1952) 3
    • Tape along spine, staple rust.
    • Heavy oxidation.
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #2004002004
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    • Interior is complete. Back cover missing, front cover detached at one staple, several interior pages detached from bottom staple.

    Edited by Whitney Ellsworth (credited) and Robert Kanigher (actual). Cover by Arthur Peddy. Stories by Robert Kanigher, Gene Colan, Joe Giella, 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! 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    All Famous Police Cases (1952-54) 9

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  • Vol. 27 #2
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Vol. 27 #2

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    February 1953. Cover by Robert Frank. Stories by Guy Archette, Chester S. Geier, Franklin Bohl, Ivar Jorgensen, Walt Crain, and Clyde Woodruff. Illustrations by Dick Francis, Frank Novarro, Ed Emsler, Paul Lundy, Emsh, and Harry Gars. 7" x 10"; black and white with color cover; 160 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 18 #5
    American Manhood (1953 Weider Publications) Vol. 18 #5

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  • Issue #17
    Andy Panda (1953 Dell) 17

    Walter Lantz' Andy Panda. Stories by Don R. Christensen and various. Art by Dick Hall. Featuring three untitled tales, plus 1-page untitled stories on the inside front cover, inside back cover and back cover! Starring Andy Panda and Charlie Chicken! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #60
    Archie (1943) 60
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Tape on cover.
    • Label #1991800020
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  • Vol. 336 #2
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 336 #2

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  • Issue #22
    Astonishing (1951) 22

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    Cover by Russ Heath. "The Iron Head," art by Sid Greene; English soldiers in the Middle Ages are surprised to enter an enemy castle and find that a revolt has slain their opponents for them. "The Brain," art by Sam Kweskin; A polymath who is made aware that he does not have long to live pays off his large debts by selling his brain to several different universities. "The Fly and the Spider" text story. "The Man Who Dug Deep," art by Sol Brodsky. "The Strange Power," pencils by Louis Zansky. "Man Against Werewolf," art by Howie Post; A pack of vampires are living amongst the villagers under the pretense of protecting them from a non-existent werewolf menace. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 50 #6
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Vol. 50 #6

    Feb 1953. Volume 50, Issue 6 - 1st printing. Science fiction stories by H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire, Richard de Mille, Alan E. Nourse, Charles E. Fritch, Walter M. Miller Jr., and Irving Cox Jr. Illustrations by Orban and van Dongen. Article on oil. Cover by van Dongen. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.75-in.; 168 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #30
    Authentic Science Fiction (1951-1957 Hamilton & Co.) 30

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  • Issue #85
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    Vintage British humor magazine aimed primarily at men. 4 1/2-in. x 7-in., 36 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #17
    Battle (1951 Atlas) 17
    Published Feb 1953 by Atlas.

    Cover art by Fred Kida. The Last Command of Colonel Fong! starring Stalin, script by Stan Lee. The Opera Goes to War text story. Turning Point starring Hitler. 1776, art by Dave Berg. Okinawa!, art by Gene Colan. 32 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Battle Action (1952) 9

    Untitled Battle Brady story, pencils by Norman Steinberg. Curious Corporal Charles Curtis text story. Sniper Bait. The Tiger Strikes, pencils by Jack Keller. The Man. 32 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Battle Cry (1952) 5
  • Issue #4
    Battle Report (1952) 4

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  • Issue #8
    Battlefield (1952) 8
    Published Feb 1953 by Atlas.

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    Cover by Russ Heath. "Il Duce the Leader," art by Bill Everett; The story of Mussolini's rise to power in Italy and his eventual death at the end of World War II. "Guts!", art by Jay Scott Pike; A new recruit learns that only guts will get him through the war. "The Attack of General Wong!" two-page text story. "Man Against Tank!", art by Vernon Henkel; Corporal Reverson gets his revenge on the tank that wiped out his friends. "Warning," art by Ed Robbins; The U.S. Airforce warns the civilians of a city that it is being used as an ammunition dump and will be bombed the next day. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Big Town (1951) 19

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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: "The Cartoon Crimes!" (Steve Wilson solves the mystery of a missing cartoonist); "The Club of Condemned Men"; "Beware of Steve Wilson!"; and "The Innocent Killer!" (with Johnny Law). Scripts John Broome and Dave Wood, pencils by Manny Stallman and Irwin Hasen, inks by John Giunta and Joe Giella. Cover by Gil Kane and Giella. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Bill Battle The One Man Army (1952) 3

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  • Issue #42
    Black Cat Mystery (1951 Harvey) 42

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

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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 # 21 on cover; listed as Vol. 3, issue #3 in indicia. A feathered snake god appears to a tourist at an ancient ruin. A scientist sends a volunteer 500 years into the past. A visitor to Germany's Black Forest encounters a Brigadoon-like enchanted village, but only for one night. The Feathered Serpent; Warning Voice!; The Practical Joker; Vigil; Valley of Phantoms!; The Mind Reader; The Magic Million; A Ghost Story! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #61
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 61

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    Blackhawk stars in "Stalin's Ambassador of Murder," "The World Destroyer," and "Guerrilla, the Unknown Hero!" Chop Chop back-up story. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #51
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 51

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  • Vol. 96 #4
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Vol. 96 #4

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  • Issue #18
    Bobby Benson's B-Bar-B Riders (1950 ME/AC) 18

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    Art by Bob Powell, Dick Ayers and Ernie Bache. Edited by Raymond C. Krank. Cover by Dick Ayers and Ernie Bache. Teen cowboy adventures set in the 1950s, based on the popular radio program that ran from 1949 to 1955. Bobby and his friends Tex, Windy, and Irish face modern-day rustlers and other challenges of life on the ranch. A millionaire has a castle moved from Scotland to Texas, but a curse comes with it; Bobby suspects a ranchers son is involved with an outlaw gang; Windy tells a tall tale of bears and a cannon. Terror at Doom Castle; The Battling Bartons; Ghost Deaths in the Ghost Town. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #86
    Boy Comics (1942) 86

    Crimebuster (2 stories, one with art by William Overgard), Rocky X of the Rocketeers (art by Norman Maurer). Iron Jaw appearance. Charles Biro cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #47
    Buzzy (1944) 47
    Tags: Archie
    Published Feb 1953 by DC.

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  • Issue #35
    Candy (1947 Quality) 35
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    • 1/2" Spine split from top of comic.

    Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Candy dresses as a bride for a costume party. Her parents think it's for real in an untitled story. Plus: Candy convinces her boyfriend Ted to run for class president and becomes his campaign chief in an untitled story. Also: Candy and Trish experiment with a mud-pack beauty treatment in an untitled story. And: Candy also stars in "Knot One, Purl Too!" and "Swiss Miss"! Plus: Will Bragg claims to be a great architectural and mechanical engineer in an untitled story. Also: Candy in 1-page text story "The Snob" co-starring Ted Dawson, Agnes O'Connor, Tina, Trish Traynor, Jill Bentley and Bernie Gillis. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #141
    Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 141
  • Issue #13
    Cisco Kid (1951 Dell) 13
    Published Feb 1953 by Dell.

    Painted Cover by Ernest Nordli. Stories by unknown. Art by Bob Jenney. Featuring the tales "The Apache Ridge Bandits" and "Trouble in Tumbleweed"! Also: the 1-page filler "Taming a Longhorn" on the inside front cover! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Classics Illustrated 104 Bring 'Em Back Alive (1953) 1
    • Staple rust.

    Bring 'Em Back Alive, 1st Printing, Painted Cover. (HRN 105, with 2/53 date). Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #4
    Classics Illustrated 104 Bring 'Em Back Alive (1953) 4

    Bring 'Em Back Alive, 4th Printing, Painted Cover. (HRN 150). Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #9
    Combat (1952 Atlas) 9

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  • Issue #7
    Combat Casey (1952) 7
  • Issue #10
    Combat Kelly (1951 Atlas) 10
    • 2" Spine split from top of comic. Cover detached. Centerfold detached at one staple.
  • Vol. 18 #11
    Complete Western Book Magazine (1933-1957 Newsstand) Western Supernovel Vol. 18 #11

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  • Issue #59
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 59

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    "Murder Was My Destiny," "The Fatal Snapshot," and "The Sinister Plot of Mastermind Murdock" (art by Dick Rockwell). Two fighting plane illustrations by Al McWilliams. Used in Seduction of the Innocent. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Crime Detective Comics Volume 3 (1952) 6
    • 1/2" Spine split from top.

    Stories and art by Bill Ely and others. Tales of crime and mobsters, both true and fictional, a prime example of the genre that thrived in the years before the Comics Code. An aging actress has a dangerous amount of knowledge about a movie star's criminal past, and worse yet, she likes to tell stories. The hypnotist Abba Cadabbra wonders where his audience is, then realizes they've been hypnotized by his poster outside the theater. Federal agents plan a raid using miniatures and wall boards, not unlike diagramming a football play. Clark's Last Caper; Standing Room Only; The Young Businessman; Uncle Sam's Team; The Iron Countess; The Cold Soft Touch; Loaded Acres; Accountant in the Tree. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #119
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 119

    "Mad Dog Coll," "The Hatchet Man," and "Partners in Corruption." Cover price $0.10.