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Comic books March 1953

  • Vol. 1 #10
    2 Western-Action Books (1951-1954 Fiction House) Pulp Vol. 1 #10

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  • Vol. 29 #4
    44 Western Magazine (1937-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 29 #4

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  • Vol. 5 #3
    5 Detective Novels Magazine (1949-1953 Standard Magazines) Pulp Vol. 5 #3

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  • Issue #54
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    Art by Dudley Page. 24 pages.

  • Vol. 1 #1
    Action (1953 Picture Magazines) Vol. 1 #1

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  • Issue #178
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 178
    Published Mar 1953 by DC.

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The Sandman of Crime starring Superman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. Congorilla! starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. Good Neighbor Spirit starring Binky, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. The Problem Pet from Space starring Tommy Tomorrow, art by Jim Mooney. The Outlaw Stallion starring Vigilante, art by Bob Brown. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 126 #5
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular) Pulp Vol. 126 #5

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  • Issue #186
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 186

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Ray Burnley. Smallville Becomes a Ghost Town starring Superboy, art by John Sikela. The Dive-in Theater starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. Good Neighbor Spirit public service announcement starring Binky, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. Tubby Watts, King of Food starring Johnny Quick, pencils by Paul Norris, inks by Sy Barry. The World's Most Dangerous Arrow starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 44 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 17
    • 1" Cumulative spine split. Centerfold detached at one staple. Staple rust. Rust migration.
    • INCOMPLETE. Missing centerfold, affects story and art. Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Sam Kweskin and Carl Burgos [panels]. I Die Too Often, script by Carl Wessler, pencils by Gil Kane; A convicted killer has a repeating dream of dying in the electric chair. The Window text story. The Vandals!, script by Carl Wessler, art by Joe Sinnott; When four vandals enter a museum at night to cut off the gold heads from a hydra idol, they end with their heads placed upon the evil idol. Casper's Boss!, art by Ken Landau; When his smoker boss doesn't lend him the money he needs for his wife's operation and she dies, a man ties the smoker up in a shed filled with explosives. They Don't Complain, art by Sam Kweskin; This story postulates that dead people remain aware and sensate during their autopsies. Red as a Lobster, art by Jim Mooney; Lobsters get their revenge on a diver who likes to boil them alive in order to observe their suffering by herding him into a hot-spring. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #41
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 41
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    • Near complete spine split. Cover detached at one staple.

    "Haunted Hamlet," "Mystery of the Marie Celeste," "The Cursed Crystal," "The Ghost's Revenge," and "True Zombies of History." Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Cover by Ken Bald. Stories by William Weltman, Jack Abel, Al Camy, Edvard Moritz, Pete Riss, and King Ward. 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 #16
    Adventures into Weird Worlds (1952-1954 Marvel/Atlas) 16
    • 2.5" Cumulative spine split.

    Kiss of Death, art by Tony DiPreta; A woman plans to get rid of her writer husband by taking him to a house supposedly haunted by vampires and shocking his bad heart. Mind over Matter, pencils by Bill Benulis, inks by Jack Abel; A man receives Yogi training to make objects disappear, and when his friend introduces him to Cartesian skeptical doubt, they both disappear. Daughter of Death text story. Flying Saucer, inks by Jack Abel. Surprise!, art by Jack Keller; An old man in love with a Gypsy girl murders his rival; The girl continues to moon over the dead man so a Gypsy woman offers to make the old man resemble the man he killed. The Old Man's Secret!, art by Jay Scott Pike. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis (1952) 5

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    Written by unknown. Art by unknown. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis star in a 3-part untitled tale! Plus: Teen Teasers activity half-pager by Martin Naydel; Picture Math activity half-pager; Twisting the Dial text piece on 'My Hero'; and Rusty untitled back-up story. 40 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Airboy Comics Vol. 10 (1953 Hillman) 2
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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 #109. No issue # on cover; Vol. 10, issue #2 in indicia. Airboy is captured by his old foe Keller and forced to participate in visually impressive aerial battles between Flying Dragon Ships. Only The Heap can help after a casino collapses into a sinkhole, trapping the hapless gamblers. A famed rabbit hunter runs afoul of native spiritual traditions in Haiti and meets a horrifying fate. Airboy; The Heap; Rabbit at the Door; Seven Bullets; The Bear Slayer. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    All True Romance (1948) 10

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    "Gang Girl," "Temptation," "One Mistake!" (art by A.C. Hollingsworth), and "I Lied for Love" (art by Don Heck). Hollingsworth cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 27 #3
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 27 #3

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    March 1953. Last pulp-format issue. Cover by Harris Levey. Science fiction stories by Paul Lohrman, E.K. Jarvis, Robert Eggert Lee, Rog Phillipsw, Mallory Storm, Noel Loomis, and "Forest of the Night" by Evan Hunters (as 'D.A. Addams'). Illustrations by Dick Francis, William Slade, Ernie Barth, Dotzenko, and Harry Garo. 7-in. x 10-in.; black and white; 160 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 18 #6
    American Manhood (1953 Weider Publications) Vol. 18 #6

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  • Vol. 336 #3
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 336 #3

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  • Issue #23
    Astonishing (1951) 23
    • INCOMPLETE. Piece torn from one page, affects two panels of story and art.

    "His Father's Secret" (art by Dick Ayers), "Woman in Black," "Pursuit" (art by Bob Forgione), "Hog Attack," "The Hole in the Wall," and a two-page text story, "Doom of Ages." Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 51 #1
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 51 #1

    March 1953. Volume 50, Issue 1 - 1st printing. Science fiction stories by John Brunner (as "John Loxmith", 1st U.S. publication "Thou Good and Faithful", age 19), H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire, Thomas Wilson, and Robert Sheckley. Illustrations by Orban, Pawelka, and van Dongen. Article on scrap metal. Cover by Pawelka. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.75-in.; 168 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #1
    Atomic Mouse (1953 1st Series) 1
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    First appearance and origin of Atomic Mouse. Al Fago cover and art. Contains funny animal stories. In order of appearance: "Atomic Mouse, A Star Is Born" origin story; "Atomic Mouse, A Push Button Menace"; "Atomic Mouse Saves a Spaceship via T.V."; and "Atomic Mouse, The Missing Space-Ship Mystery". "There's Magic in U-235 for Atomic Mouse" illustrated text story. "Atomic Mouse, Here You Are, Folks!" back cover pin-up. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 26

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  • Issue #31
    Authentic Science Fiction (1951-1957 Hamilton & Co.) 31

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  • Vol. 1 #2
    Avon Science Fiction and Fantasy Reader (1953 Pulp/Digest) Vol. 1 #2

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    March 1953. Cover by Leo Manso. Edited by Sol Cohen. Stories by Jack Vance, Irving Cox, Jr., Arthur C. Clarke, Kris Neville, John Christopher, Noah Gordon, Milton Lesser, John Jakes, and R. S. Richardson. Art by Everett Raymond Kinstler, John Giunta, Norman Nodel, Gerald McCann, and Mort Lawrence. One of Avons experiments with combining pulp magazines and comics, this is a merger of two previous Avon digest-format magazines, Avon Fantasy Reader and Avon Science Fiction Reader. DP!; The Rather Improbable History of Hiliary Kiffer; Survivor; Breaking Point; As Holy and Enchanted; Hunt the Red Roe; Crack of Doom; Book reviews; The Agent; Forever is So Long; A Night on Mars Hill; The Parasite. 5-in. x 7.5-in., 128 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #14
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 14

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    The Dead Are Never Lonely, pencils by Jim McLaughlin; Actress Nolita is killed in an argument with her husband; She flees the crypt, hoping to escape death. Prowl of the Stalking Terror; A surgeon believes in vampires; To prove his theory he drags his uncle from the crypt who was a vampire; the bloodthirsty vampire rampages through the hospital and infects his nephew. Beware the Graveyard Clay, pencils by Charles Nicholas; The sculptor Clatrow forms voodoo dolls out of graveyard clay; Ridding himself with this mystic power of his mentor, Clatrow plans to marry the daughter of the house. Slaves of the Orchid Goddess, art by Howard Larsen. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 3 #7
    Baseball Stories (1938-1954 Fiction House) Pulp Vol. 3 #7

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  • Issue #2
    Basil ...The Royal Cat (1953 St. John) 2

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  • Issue #75
    Batman (1940) 75
    Tags: Batman
    Published Mar 1953 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1100823018

    Gorilla story issue! Cover by Win Mortimer (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz. The Holiday Spirit! public service announcement with Superboy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. "Outlaw Town, U.S.A.!", script by David Vern, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; The town of Silver Vein is run by criminals and is a hideout for bad guys;. When some criminals from Gotham City go to Silver Vein, Batman and Robin follow them. Half-page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "Mr. Roulette's Greatest Gamble," script by David Vern, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; Mr. Roulette has been gambling with his life but Batman and Robin try to stop him. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "Stone Walls and Iron Bars" article by Jack Miller, art by Raymond Perry. Half-page Jerry the Jitterbug story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Gorilla Boss of Gotham City!", script by David Vern, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; Boss Dyke is executed in the gas chambers for his crimes, and his body is taken to a doctor who transplants the criminal's brain into that of a large gorilla; The gorilla communicates to the doctor that after he and his gang have secured needed funds, he wants his brain then transplanted into that of the Batman, and Batman's bran put into the gorilla. 44 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Battle (1951 Atlas) 18
    Published Mar 1953 by Atlas.

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    "Escape!" (art by Dick Ayers), the conclusion of the Hitler Chronicle in "The Beast at Bay" (art by Ayers), "The Black Hole!" (art by Miller), "Tank," and a two-page text story, "Corporal Charles Cassidy Captures Korea." Russ Heath cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Battle Action (1952) 10
    Published Mar 1953 by Atlas.

    The Wrong Way Prison Ship text story. Attack at Dawn! starring Battle Brady, pencils by Syd Shores. The Big Gripe! The Phantom of Stalag Luft 6!, art by Paul Reinman. 5th Column. 32 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Battle Brady (1953) 12
    Published Mar 1953 by Atlas.
    • 1/2" spine split from bottom.

    Four untitled Battle Brady stories. Scripts by Hank Chapman; art by Syd Shores (1 story) and Norman Steinberg (2 stories), plus one uncredited. Two-page text story, "Captain Hart Climbs Hinto Hill." Shores cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Battle Stories (1952) 8

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    "The Ride of Death," "To Each His Share," "Cannon Fodder," and "Hit 'Em Where It Hurts!" Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Battlefield (1952) 9
    Published Mar 1953 by Atlas.
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    Cover by Carl Burgos. "Danger Zone!", art by Werner Roth; Professor Prael is lured to East Berlin and captured by the communists. "A Spy Among Us," script by Carl Wessler, art by Jay Scott Pike; A North Korean spy infiltrates a military unit. "Bayonet" two-page text story. "City of Slaves," art by Sam Kweskin; The horror of Dachau as they were experienced by one man. "100 Feet Down," script by Paul S. Newman, art by Ed Moline; A soldier uses his training as a stuntman before the war to help him in battle. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 12 #1
    Beauty Parade (1941-1956 Harrison Publications) Vol. 12 #1

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  • Issue #7
    Best of the West (1951 A-1 Comics) 7
    • 5" cumulative spine split. Staple rust. Rust migration. Cover detached at one staple.

    (A-1 Comics #76) 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) #76. 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. Ghost Rider investigates an ancient book of black magic spells; Durango Kid sets out to overthrow the outlaw empire of La Culebra; Straight Arrow is framed for murder with his special arrow. The Book of Doom; Six Gun Empire; The Big Frame-Up; The Ghost of Fort Apache! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 3 #4
    Best Western (1951-1957 Stadium) 2nd Series Vol. 3 #4

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  • Issue #2
    Beware (1953 Trojan/Merit) 2

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    #14 March on cover (actual # 2 in series). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Beware Terror Tales (1952) 6
    • Staple rust with migration.
  • Issue #19
    Beyond (1950 Ace) 19
    • 6.5" cumulative spine split.

    Cover art by Jim McLaughlin. The Haunted Recording, pencils by Jim McLaughlin; Sound technician Rex Vorse (sic!) produces horror sound effects by actually strangling a woman. Because she has "a strong gypsy strain" in her, she haunts him with her ghost. Blooded Altar on Frykon Tower; In a small Balkan village, demons are unleashed and sent back to hell by the caretaker of the Frykon tower. The Vampire of Montmartre, art by Jim McLaughlin. Black Coffin of the Voodoo Jinx, pencils by Charles Nicholas. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Billy the Kid Adventure Magazine (1950) 15
  • Issue #43
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 43

    "Ride With Red fire as He Meets the Bullet Eater," plus Black Diamond in "The Gold Strike Hoaxers" and "Star of Evil." Two Al McWilliams illustrations appear in an ad for Lev Gleason trading cards (fighter planes). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Black Magic Vol. 3 (1952) 4

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    Cover by Jack Kirby. Art by John Prentice, Alden McWilliams, Al Eadeh, Bill Walton, Harry Lazarus, 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 # 22 on cover; listed as Vol. 3, issue #4 in indicia. A man tells the tale of his abduction by saucer aliens. A strange table in a restaurant captures the spirits of people who sit there. Mutant Herman has terrifying mental powers...but he also has an equal. The Monsters on the Lake!; Death by Magic; Fletcher's Talent!; Stanwick's Theory!; Ready to Retire; Horrible Herman!; Barbados Burial Vault; The Only Job; The Soul Catcher! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Black Rider (1951) 21

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    The Black Rider in three untitled stories (art on one--or possibly more--by Syd Shores). Two-Gun Kid back-up story (art by George Tuska). Two-page text story, "A Debt is Paid." Shores cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #52
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 52
  • Vol. 96 #5
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp Vol. 96 #5

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  • Issue #87
    Boy Comics (1942) 87

    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. Iron Jaw hires a double of Sniffer as part of his revenge plot against the Deadly Dozen. Rocky X and the Rocketeers explore the deserted city on jungle planet Kantrax and encounter gigantic vulture-like creatures. Two brothers in love with the same woman try to resolve their triangle by competing to swim the English Channel. Crimebuster: The Big Rat Race; Rocky X: Death From the Skies; Little Wise Guys: Sugar Sloan; The Swim For Life. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #32
    Boy Loves Girl (1952) 32

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    Stories by unknown. Art by Tom Baron and unknown. They were tormented by guilt...couldn't escape their pasts...tried to cheat love...and paid for their mistakes. Read these stories your heart will never forget: "Second Chance for Love"; "Loves of My Life (Part Three)" (continued from last issue & continues next issue); "Our Carefree Marriage"; and "Vengeance in My Heart"! Plus: Half-page readers' poll "What Do You Think?" Also: "Do You Need Advice?" letters page by Agnes Holmes. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Bugs Bunny (1942 Dell/Gold Key) 29

    Comic book adventures of the famous Warner Bros. cartoon character Bugs Bunny. Bugs Bunny in "The Roamin' Roman Rabitt" and two untitled stories. Issue also has one-page gag strips. No story/art credits given. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    Candy (1947 Quality) 36

    Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Candy stars in five untitled stories. Plus: Will Bragg in an untitled story co-starring Effy Gissel, Mrs. Mahoulahan and Luke. Also: Candy in 1-page text story "Candy-Coated Caper" co-starring Ted Dawson and Porky Pickler. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #142
    Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 142
    • Cover detached at both staples.
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    • 1/2" spine split from base of comic through entire comic. Chew.
  • Vol. 1 #3
    Cavalier (1952-1992 Fawcett-DuGent) Vol. 1 #3

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    Volume 1, Issue 3 - March 1953. Men's interest magazine featuring War, Hunting, and Adventure stories, along with cartoons, and in later issues Pictorials. This issue features articles on Suicide in the Snow, and Pills for Birth Control! 8 1/2-in. x 11-in. 90 Pages B&W. Cover price $0.25.