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Comic books April 1953

  • Vol. 47 #2
    10 Story Western Magazine (1936-1954 Popular) Pulp Vol. 47 #2

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  • Vol. 7 #3
    5 Western Novels Magazine (1949-1954 Standard Magazines) Pulp Vol. 7 #3

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  • Issue #17
    Abbott and Costello (1948 St. John) 17

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  • Issue #179
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 179
    Published Apr 1953 by DC.
    • 1/2" Spine split from bottom. Water damage.

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Super Manor starring Superman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. People are People! public service announcement starring Superman, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. I Mined For Diamonds and Death starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The Secret of Adventure Moon starring Tommy Tomorrow, art by Jim Mooney. Mountie for a Day starring Vigilante, art by Bob Brown. 44 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #2
    Adam (1952-1954 Knight Publishing) 1st Series Vol. 1 #2

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  • Apr 1953
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular) Pulp Apr 1953

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  • Issue #187
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 187

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Ray Burnley. The 25th Century Superboy, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. People are People! public service announcement starring Superman, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. The Queen of the Sea starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. Little Pete humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Wizard of Westerly starring Johnny Quick, pencils by Ralph Mayo, inks by Sy Barry. Jerry Jitterbug humor two-pager by Henry Boltinoff. The Downfall of Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 44 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Adventures into Darkness (1952) 9
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    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
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    • Centerfold detached. Water damage with mold.

    Contains Alex Toth art. In order of appearance: "The Hands of Don José" art by Alex Toth, reprinted in Seduction of the Innocent (1985 Eclipse) #6, Genius Isolated The Life and Art of Alex Toth HC (2011 IDW) #1-1ST, and Setting the Standard: Comics by Alex Toth 1952-1954 HC (2011 FB) #1-1ST; "Weird Maze" activity page; "The Three Monkeys"; "Phantom of Flushing"; "Flowers on Deborah's Grave"; "Ghost of Raynham Hall"; and "Nothing Can Save Her" reprinted in Tales Too Terrible to Tell (1989) #8, Haunted Love (2016 IDW) #1, and Haunted Love: The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics HC (2017 IDW) #1-1ST. "Call for Claws: Old Bates Knew a Magic Word, but He Used It Once Too Often!" illustrated text story by Lewis Island. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 18

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    "Tracy Took a Drink!" (art by George Tuska), "Vampire by Night," "He's Trying to Kill Me" (art by Ed Win), "Headache" (script by Stan Lee, art by Joe Maneely), "They'll Never Get Me" (art by Pete Tumlinson), and a two-page text story, "The Plantmen." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #42
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 42

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    "Aunt Lavinia's Ghost" (art by Harry Lazarus), "Devil on Your Dial," "The Floating Coffin," and "The Firebird's Last Flight!" Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Cover by Ken Bald. Stories by Harry Lazarus, Dick Beck, George Klein, Lin Streeter, and Charles Quinlan. 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 #17
    Adventures into Weird Worlds (1952-1954 Marvel/Atlas) 17
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split. Cover detached at one staple.
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    He Walks With a Ghost!, script by Stan Lee; A thug inherits an estate that has a cemetery on it so he hires a steam shovel to dig it up; When the worker uncovers human remains, he runs away frightened. Come into My Parlor text story. The Man from Mars!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Fred Kida; A scientist who observes a flying saucer builds a device to establish contact with the Martians in order to ask them if he could go with them to Mars to avoid the likely atomic war on Earth. This Way Out, art by Carmine Infantino and Carl Burgos (last panel only); In a hospital prison ward a condemned killer's other occupant in the room tells him that there are no bars on the window. The Nightmare!; A woman relates her nightmare to her psychologist of living a very ordinary housewife routine. The Gentlemen of the Jury!, script by Stan Lee, art by Russ Heath; Gangster Nick Rico's lawyer keeps him out of jail in spite of many murders; But when Nick's girlfriend has had enough of his violent ways she turns to black magic to ensure that he finally gets convicted. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Adventures of Bob Hope (1950) 20

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    Cover art by Owen Fitzgerald. House ad for House of Mystery. Untitled Bob Hope story, script by Cal Howard, art by Owen Fitzgerald; Bob recalls dropping a nickel in the ocean and convinces Mrs. Peabody to help him look for it in case it was valuable. Honey in Hollywood one-pager by Henry Boltinoff; Honey practices her diction. House ad promoting DC's Editorial Advisory Board. House ad for The Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. People are People! 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; Bob goes deep sea diving for a nickel and discovers Atlantis. Brain teasers by Martin Naydel. Untitled Bob Hope story, script by Cal Howard, art by Owen Fitzgerald; The mermaids give Bob a chest full of rare nickels that ruin the market for rare coins. Untitled Kitty Karr of Hollywood story; Kitty tries to Hal sell a song. 44 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (1952) 8

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    "Island Fortress." Rex and his master arrive on the battlefield via parachute, with Rex ending up on a submarine with Major Dennis. Also includes "Death Walks the High Wire!" (starring Detective Chimp); "The Town is Haunted!"; and "Rover Never Had It So Good." Script by Robert Kanigher and John Broome, pencils by Gil Kane and Irwin Hasen, inks by Sy Barry and Joe Giella. Cover by Kane and Barry. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 40 #1
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  • Vol. 10 #3
    Airboy Comics (1945-1953 Hillman) Vol. 10 #3

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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 #110. No issue # on cover; Vol. 10, issue #3 in indicia. Airboy goes undercover in a secret society of neo-Vikings who are building a gigantic airplane. In the Balkans, an gigantic, mechanical suit of armor with its mighty hammer is brought to life once more by Cold War conflict. A test pilot makes a daring parachute dive after his latest plane loses its wings midflight. Airboy; The Heap; The Dancer of Tambora; The Shadow's Pigtail; A Job for Angels; The Thing Called Money. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    All American Men of War (1952) 4

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    Edited by Whitney Ellsworth (credited) and Robert Kanigher (actual). Cover by Jerry Grandenetti. Stories by Robert Kanigher, Irv Novick, Bernard Sachs, Dave Wood, Gene Colan, Joe Giella, Irwin Hasen, Robert Kanigher, Gene Colan, Bernard Sachs, Jack Miller, Raymond Perry, David V. Reed, Irv Novick, and Bernard Sachs. Adventure tales of war and the military, including some humor—go into combat with All American Men of War! 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    All Famous Police Cases (1952-54) 10
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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Jack Kamen and others. Pre-Code crime comics from L. B. Cole's Star Publications. Police launch a statewide manhunt after escaped convicts kill a fellow officer. Beautiful Irish immigrant Mae Corey is "treacherous as a coiled cobra and clever as a fox," as anyone who turns their back on her soon discovers. A murder victim seemingly returns from the grave, bringing his would-be killer to an ironic end. The Great Manhunt; Ruthless Devil; The Death Devil; Evil Empire of Crime; Out of the Grave. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 8 #3
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  • Issue #18
    Amazing Stories (1950-1955 Pulp) UK Edition 18

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  • Issue #352
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  • Issue #18
    Andy Panda (1953 Dell) 18

    Walter Lantz' Andy Panda. Stories by Don R. Christensen and various. Art by Dick Hall and John Carey. Featuring the tales "The Lion Tamer" and "Time Out," plus two untitled stories! Also has 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 #61
    Archie (1943) 61

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  • Vol. 336 #4
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 336 #4

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  • Vol. 4 #10
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  • Issue #24
    Astonishing (1951-1957 Marvel/Atlas) 24
    • 4.25" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached. Staple rust.

    Cover pencils by Sol Brodsky, inks by Carl Burgos. Accidents Will Happen!, art by Tony DiPreta; A man discovers that inanimate objects think and hate humans so he is crushed by a stone that falls from the post office roof when he attempts to mail a letter describing his findings. Poor Wilbur!, script by Stan Lee, art by John Romita; An inventor who always has problems with his creations develops a robot that seems to be flawless at first, but then it gets into its head the notion that it is superior to humans, and he and his compatriots enslave humanity. You're Next, art by Chuck Winter. The Pink Elephant!, art by Al Carreno. The Stone Face, script by Stan Lee, art by Harry Anderson. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 9 #4
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  • Vol. 51 #2
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 51 #2

    April 1953. Volume 51, Issue 2 - 1st printing. Science fiction stories by Hal Clement, Charles Dye and April Smith, Chad Oliver, William T. Powers, and alan E. Nourse. Illustrations by Pawelka and van Dongen. Article on synthetic materials Cover by van Dongen. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.75-in.; 168 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #5
    Atom Age Combat (1952 St. John) 5

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    Final issue of the series. "The Deadly Crawler," "The Hungry Moss," "Sky Diver" (art by Brown and Gantz), and "Cautious Hero." Flying Saucer cover and story. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Atomic War! (1952) 4

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  • Issue #32
    Authentic Science Fiction (1951-1957 Hamilton & Co.) 32

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  • Issue #87
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  • Issue #11
    Battle Action (1952) 11
    Published Apr 1953 by Atlas.

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    Cover pencils by Syd Shores. Fury on Sniper Ridge! starring Battle Brady, script by Hank Chapman, art by Syd Shores. The Mighty O'Shea text story. Alexander the Great. In the Dead of Night! The Veteran!, pencils by Bill Walton. 32 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Battle Report (1952) 5

    Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Exciting frontline action! Featuring: "Rough an' Ready"; "Guts!"; "M.P. Maneuver"; and "Bombs and Brimstone"! Plus: 2-page text story "Battle Kid!" 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Battlefield (1952) 10
    Published Apr 1953 by Atlas.

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    Cover by Carl Burgos. "The Night It Rained Men!", script by Carl Wessler, art by John Forte; Sgt. Dimock and his men must hold on "Hopeless Hill." "The Crusader," pencils by Bill Benulis, inks by Jack Abel; Richard the Lion-Hearted battles Saladin during the Third Crusade. "The Cannon's Course" two-page text story. "Operation Mo," pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Ernie Bache; The Battle of Midway. "No Man's Land!", art by Bob Brown; A movie star visits the troops on the front lines. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #767
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    Published 1953 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #768
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    Published 1953 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #769
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    Published 1953 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #770
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    Published 1953 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #173
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  • Issue #4
    Bill Battle The One Man Army (1952) 4

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    Final issue of the series. Bill Battle in "Death Warrant" and "It Ain't Always Hell!" Back-up story, "Torture!" Photo cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #43
    Black Cat Mystery (1951 Harvey) 43

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    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by Bob Powell, Howard Nostrand, Moe Marcus, Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio, and Warren Kremer. Former superhero comic Black Cat becomes a showcase for Harvey's unique brand of pre-Code horror. An American in India wants to murder his native wife, but her pet panther protects her. A chess-lover kills for a special chess set, then is forced to play chess with Death. A sailor is tried for abandoning a sinking ship by the ghosts of his crew. My Husband The Cat; Truth Is Stranger; Devil Drums; The Rage in Suspense; Black Knight; Saucer; Weird Facts; Eternity! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 3 #5
    Black Magic (1950-1961 Prize/Crestwood) Vol. 3 #5
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Centerfold detached.
    • Label #0239434013

    Cover by Jack Kirby. Art by George Roussos, Mort Meskin, Al Eadeh, 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 # 23 on cover; listed as Vol. 3, issue #5 in indicia. An artist's latest painting foretells a woman's death. A woman whose boyfriend died has horrifying dreams, which her psychiatrist is happy to explain. A woman strangles men with her living hair, similar to the powers of the later Marvel character Medusa. Those Who Are About to Die!; The Faces of Death!; Race with Death!; Land of the Dead; The Guiding Light; Peg ONeils Ghost; Evil Spirit! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Black Magic (1952-1954 Prize/Arnold Book Co.) UK Series 16

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  • Issue #62
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 62

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    Cover by Reed Crandall. Stories by Paul Gustavson and unknown. Art by Paul Gustavson, Reed Crandall, Bill Ward and unknown. "General X!" Who is the master of military maneuvers? Can the Blackhawks break through to learn his identity? Blackhawk is also featured in: "The Return of Genghis Khan" with art by Bill Ward; "The Isle of the Damned" with art by Reed Crandall; and 1-page text story "Blackhawk's Luck," reprinted from Modern Comics (1945) #98. Plus: Chop Chop in an untitled back-up story by Paul Gustavson. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #63
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 63
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #2122154003

    Cover by Reed Crandall. Stories by Paul Gustavson and unknown. Art by Paul Gustavson, Reed Crandall, Bill Ward and unknown. Featuring Blackhawk in: "The Attack to End the World" with art by Reed Crandall; "The Flying Buzz-Saws" with art by Bill Ward; "Blackhawk Loses His Wings"; and 1-page text story "Bombs Away," reprinted from Modern Comics (1945) #94. Plus: Chop Chop in an untitled back-up story by Paul Gustavson. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #53
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 53

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    Four Blondie stories. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #118
    Blue Bolt (1949) 118

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Jay Disbrow, Norman Nodel and Wally Wood. Pre-Code tales of horror and monsters, unofficially called Blue Bolt Weird Tales of Terror. Official indicia title for issues #117- 119 was Blue Bolt Weird Tales. An alien invader in the Florida Everglades discovers he's not the first visitor to the planet. An evil swami sentenced to death swears revenge on his jurors from beyond the grave. Tarzan-like Jungle Jo encounters zombies (actually drugged natives painted with phosphorus) and trained mandrills working under the influence of a mad scientist, with art by comics legend Wally Wood. The Creature in the Fens; Box of Death; Horror of the Future; Weird Nightmare; Jungle Jo: The White Spirit. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Apr 1953
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp Apr 1953
    • 3" Cumulative spine split. Water damage.
  • Issue #19
    Bobby Benson's B-Bar-B Riders (1950 ME/AC) 19

    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. John Laughinghorse, a Native American with legendary strength and wealth, complicates a mystery; Bobby and Windy are trapped in an outlaws cave; Windys new haircut causes him misery. Bobby Benson the Playboy Outlaw; Fiesta for Forty-Fives; The Outlaws Cave; A Crew-Cut for the Birds. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #88
    Boy Comics (1942) 88
    • 1/2" Spine split from top of comic

    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. A killer hatches a murderous plot to acquire another man's fingerprints. While Rocky X and the Rocketeers are trapped on jungle planet Kantrax, an alien invasion force approaches Earth. Iron Jaw's efforts to destroy the Deadly Dozen are foiled by an Egyptian luck statue. Crimebuster: Brotherly Hate; Chuckle Wagon; Rocky X: Our of Fear--Into Terror; Little Wise Guys: The Great Rescue; Iron Jaw: That's Your Hard Luck. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.