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Comic books May 1953

  • May 1953
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp May 1953

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  • Issue #89
    Boy Comics (1942) 89

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Norman Maurer 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 convict just released schemes to claim the loot that's been hidden since his arrest, and frame his double-crossing girlfriend in the bargain. Sniffer & the Deadly Dozen flee from a dangerous Iron Jaw aboard a runaway roller coaster. After suffering heavy losses, the Rocketeers take on the alien invasion force, only to learn it comes from the planet of space villain the Claw. Also featuring Lev Gleason Comics Picture Trading Cards. Crimebuster: He Got What Was Coming; Sniffer & the Deadly Dozen: Iron Jaw's Biggest Bite; Little Wise Guys: The Four Musketeers; Rocky X: The Return of the Claw. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #34
    Boy Loves Girl (1952) 34

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    Stories by unknown. Art by Myron Fass, Charlie Tomsey, Robert Martinott? and Al Luster. He wasn't her man...but she wanted him! Read..."Star for a Night," A True Love Story! Also featuring these A True Love Story tales: "No Love Songs for Me"; "My Paris Romance"; and "Jungle Love"! Plus: "Do You Need Advice?" letters page by Agnes Holmes. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 48 #5
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  • Issue #30
    Bugs Bunny (1942 Dell/Gold Key) 30

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    Cover pencils by Tony Strobl. Stories by Don R. Christensen and various. Art by John Carey, Tony Strobl, Fred Abranz and various. Featuring the tales "The Smoke Smeller," "Beefy Bunny's Muscles," "The Loco Locomotive" and more! Starring Bugs Bunny, Petunia Pig, Horton (Horty) Hare, Beefy Bunny, Porky Pig, Sylvester Pussycat, Cicero Pig and Elmer Fudd! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #38
    Candy (1947 Quality) 38

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    Stories by Harry Sahle and unknown. Art by Harry Sahle and unknown. Candy in an untitled story co-starring Ted Dawson, Agnes O'Connor and Tim O'Connor. Candy also stars in two untitled reprint stories. Plus: 1-page untitled Jonesy story starring Marvin and Marvin's dad; Ezra in an untitled reprint story co-starring Rollo Grant, Dean Dilsbury, Myrna Moore, Emily Smoehauser and Mrs. Harris; 1-page reprint text story "Look Closely" starring Skip Adair, Wilma Payson, Teenie Morton, Patsy Winters and Sophie Conrad; and Lala Palooza in 1-page untitled story co-starring Vincent Doolittle. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #144
    Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 144

    Stories by Otto Binder and unknown. Art by C.C. Beck, Pete Costanza and unknown. Holy Moley! Is this some horrible nightmare? The World's Mightiest Mortal becomes the world's weakest man when Sivana steals his powers in a 3-part tale by Otto Binder and C.C. Beck: "Captain Marvel and the Stolen Shazam Powers Chapter One: Sivana's Sinister Scheme"; "Captain Marvel and the Stolen Shazam Powers Chapter Two: The Smashing of Captain Marvel"; and "Captain Marvel and the Stolen Shazam Powers Chapter Three: Sivana's Victory"! Captain Marvel (Billy Batson) also stars in "Captain Marvel Fights the Fatal Fogs" with story by Otto Binder and inks by Pete Costanza (Red Crusher appearance). Plus: Captain Kid in "The Intrepid Inventor!" And: Jon Jarl in the 2-page text story "Interplanetary Tenements" with script by Otto Binder (as Eando Binder). 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #4
    Cavalier (1952-1992 Fawcett-DuGent) Magazine Vol. 1 #4

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    Volume 1, Issue 4 - May 1953. Men's interest magazine featuring War, Hunting, and Adventure stories, along with cartoons, and in later issues Pictorials. This issue features articles on Having a Way with Women, Getting Rich with a Geiger Counter, and the King of Gamblers! 8 1/2-in. x 11-in. 90 Pages B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #17
    Chamber of Chills (1952 Harvey) 17
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    • Interior complete. Near complete spine split. Glue at spine. Staple rust with migration. Oxidation and chipping.

    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by Warren Kremer, Howard Nostrand, Joe Certa and Moe Marcus. Harvey Comics joins the parade of pre-Code horror comics pioneered by EC in the 1950s. An amnesiac rediscovers his evil past. The ghost of a murdered mobster haunts the gangsters who killed him. A hunter is stalked by his own magical double. Amnesia!; Cold Type; Chiller Dillers!; Big Fight!; Bridge!; Jealousy; The Collector. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 8 #10
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    5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 64 pages, Text, (with B&W Illustrations and photos) Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #28
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  • Issue #1
    Classics Illustrated 107 King of the Khyber Rifles (1953) 1
    • Staple rust.
    • Centerfold is detached from staples.

    King of the Khyber Rifles, 1st Printing, Painted Cover. (HRN 108, with 5/53 date). Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #4
    Classics Illustrated 107 King of the Khyber Rifles (1953) 4

    King of the Khyber Rifles, 4th Printing, Painted Cover. (HRN 158). Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 1 #3
    Climax (1953 Macfadden 1st Series) Vol. 1 #3

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    Volume 1, Issue 3 - May 1953. Men's interest magazine focusing on war and adventure stories, along with buxom beauties. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in. 98 pages B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #13
    Combat Kelly (1951 Atlas) 13

    Three untitled Combat Kelly stories, plus "Cookie Cops a Cutie!" (scripts by Hank Chapman, art by Dave Berg). Two-page text story, "Bazooka Brigade." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
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  • Issue #56
    Comic Cavalcade (1942) 56
    Published May 1953 by DC.

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  • Issue #89
    Comics on Parade (1938) 89
  • Vol. 28 #2
    Complete Love Magazine (1951) Vol. 28 #2

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    Photo cover. In order of appearance: "Come-On Girl"; "Casual Kisses" reprinted in Real Love (1949-56 Ace) #62; "First Prize, Love!"; and "Slave Sweetheart". "For a More Glamorous You: How to Be a Charming Companion, When You Write That Letter, You're in Love If..." text article reprinted from "The Charm Corner..." in Real Love (1949-56 Ace) #30 and reprinted as "Don't Be a One Date Girl..." in Ten Story Love Vol. 35 (1955) #2. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 8 #5
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  • Issue #42
    Cookie (1946) 42

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    Stories and art by Ben Brown and David Gantz. Teen hijinks featuring Cookie and his pals, created by legendary animator Dan Gordon. Cookie and Jitterbuck go out into the country to rescue a stranded Angelpuss and her pop, but they get lost; Jitterbuck convinces Cookie to open a dog laundry; The Brain invents a flame-thrower to help Cookie clear snow off the sidewalk. Cookie; Clumsy Oaf; Girl Trouble; Too Old for Measles!; Buster; Cookie: There Was a Crooked Man! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #84
    Crack Western (1949) 84

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    Cover by Paul Gustavson. Stories by Robert Bernstein and unknown. Art by Edmond Good, Paul Gustavson, Charles Sultan & unknown and Reed Crandall. Managing Lucy as a singer is only Pollard's front -- he's actually an outlaw and murderer holding Lucy in slavery in the Two-Gun Lil story "The Kissing Monster"! Plus: Sharp Stenger and his band of big-city desperados are threatening to massacre the town of Broken Creek if they don't surrender to them in the Arizona Raines story "The Revolt at Broken Creek!" Also: Once the outlaw world unmasked the Whip and knew his secret, he was as good as dead in "Unmasked"! And: Bob Allen, Frontier Marshal in "Five Against the Law"! Plus: Arizona Ames in 1-page reprint text story "The Other Gun"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Crime and Justice (1951) 13

    "Death's Mace" (art by Lou Morales); "Russian Roulette!" (art by John Belfi); "The Soliloquy of Death" (art by Bob Forgione); and "Riot!" Moralies cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #61
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 61

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Al Luster, Ken Landau, Al Wenzel, and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. A quartet of convicts prepares a prison break. In Morocco, two gamblers try to resolve their longstanding feud with knives and bullets. Star quarterback Teddy gets in over his head with gambling debts, so mobsters try to get him to throw a game. Also featuring Lev Gleason Comics Picture Trading Cards. The Big Crashout; Where Loser Takes All; Strange Criminals; Play Ball, or Play Dead. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #122
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 122

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Dick Rockwell and Charles Biro. The title that launched the crime comics genre, Crime Does Not Pay was noted for its violent pre-Code content and lurid tales of underworld life. Dion O'Banion goes bullet-for-bullet with Johnny Torrio and Al Capone during the Chicago bootlegging wars of the 1920s. Revenue agent Jeff Parker descends into a smugglers' hangout, even though it's probably a trap, but undercover agent Margot is not far away. Safecracker Dennis Rankin, aka Magic Fingers, hatches a new plot that cops call The Fall Guy Case. Deadly Dion O'Bannion, the Czar of Mob Rule; Set for the Kill; Disciples of Deception; Delayed Justice; Once More for Good Measure. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Crime Mysteries (1952-1954 Trojan Magazines) 7

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  • Issue #44
    Cuentos de Walt Disney (Spanish Series 1949) 44

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    Mexican comic book series featuring stories from Walt Disney. Mickey Mouse in "La Tortuga Sagrada". 7 1/4-in. x 10 1/4-in., 36 pages, FC.

  • Issue #30
    Dagwood Comics (1950) 30

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  • Issue #12
    Daisy and Her Pups (1952) 12
    • 1" tear.
  • Issue #3
    Danger (1952 Comic Media) 3

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    Cover by Pete Morisi. Stories and art by Pete Morisi and Don Heck. Tales of men's adventure, similar to the magazines that were then becoming a burgeoning market unto themselves. Firefighters must extinguish a blaze at a nuclear power plant before a disaster is unleashed. An arson investigator discovers a murder at the center of his latest investigation. A rookie cop risks his life to save a suicidal man atop a suspension bridge. Featuring art by future Marvel legend Don Heck. Also featuring a Ripley's-style list of unusual rituals and rites around the world. Fire Fighter; Arson; Dangerous Practices; Uncanny Warning; High Bridge; Race with Death. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #5
    Dare (1953 Fiction Publications) Vol. 1 #5

    Volume 1, Issue 5 - May 1953. Men's interest magazine focusing on Military, Politics, celebrities and showgirls. 4-in. x 6-in., 68 pages, B&W Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #98
    Daredevil Comics (1941 Lev Gleason) 98

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Charles Biro, Norman Maurer, and William Overgard. This boys' adventure title was one of the comics that made publisher Lev Gleason a major player during the Golden Age. The Little Wise Guys head to scout camp and wind up entertaining troops with the USO. Dilly Duncan enlists his beautiful cousin Nancy to play a prank on his rival Gruesome Jones. The Little Wise Guys discover that their new pal Ronny is a pathological liar, and cheats on tests to boot. Also featuring Lev Gleason Comics Picture Trading Cards: Famous Fighting Planes. Little Wise Guys: Who's Excited; Dilly Duncan of Dorset High: Gruesome, the Great Lover; It's A Small World; Crimebuster: Killer-At-Large; Little Wise Guys: The Liar; Lev Gleason Trading Cards. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Daring Confessions (1952) 7

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  • Issue #125
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  • Issue #34
    Date with Judy (1947) 34
    Published May 1953 by DC.

    Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Television and radio's coast-to-coast favorite! In this issue: Five untitled A Date with Judy stories. Plus: A Date with Judy 2-page text story "A Lesson for Judy"; Date Duds -- And a Date Dream! 2-pager "Scenes in Public"; and untitled Varsity Vic 1-pager. Plus: Teen Teasers activity half-pager by Martin Naydel, and Superman says "People Are People!" in a 1-page public service announcement by Jack Schiff and Win Mortimer. 40 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Dead Eye Western Comics Vol. 3 (1953) 1

    Cover by John Prentice. Stories and art by John Prentice, Mort Lawrence, Mike Roy, and Gerald McCann. Western tales both true and fictional, which, like Hillman's crime comics, are often told from the outlaw's point of view. A border bandit finds a safe town to hole up in, but it's not as safe as he thinks. Three outlaws try to con a storekeeper into buying a worthless mine, but he's smarter than they realize. A vicious gunfighter is worried that his thirteenth gun battle will be unlucky. The Iron Song of Mexico; A Bag of Mavericks; Shotgun Shiloh; Baker's Slippery Thirteenth; No Hunting Today; The $5,000 Pump. Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #195
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 195

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    Cover by Win Mortimer. Stories by unknown. Art by Dick Sprang, Charles Paris, Leonard Starr, Joe Certa and Ruben Moreira. From out of the past, a stranger came to shock Gotham City, claiming he was..."The Original Batman" with art by Dick Sprang and Charles Paris. Plus: Pow-Wow Smith, Indian Lawman in "The Ghost Riders of Weeping Valley" with art by Leonard Starr; Robotman in "Robotman-Guided Missle" with art by Joe Certa; and Impossible -- But True! tale "The Magic Wand" (featuring Roy Raymond) with art by Ruben Moreira. Also: Quick Quiz activity half-pager by H.T. Elmo; Casey the Cop 1-pager by Henry Boltinoff; Varsity Vic 1-pager by Boltinoff; and 2-page text piece "The Precinct" by Jack Miller. 40 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #4
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  • Issue #195305
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    "Strip-Tease Girl!" Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #63
    Dick Tracy Monthly (1948-1961) 63
    • 2" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Joe Simon (as Chester Gould). "Dick Tracy and the Case of the White Rat Robberies," script by Chester Gould, art by Joe Simon (splash panel) and Chester Gould; Tracy and Sam identify the hit-and-run vehicle; Meanwhile, Mousey has an argument with Papa and goes out alone to steal a mink coat. In anger, Papa accidentally releases Mousey's rats; He manages to catch most of them and put them in a pillowcase; After he enters a cab, the rats gnaw their way out and cause the cab drive to lose control and run off the pier. Harvey 1953 Calendar. "Dick Tracy and the Case of the White Rat Robberies" Part 2, script and art by Chester Gould; While searching for Mousey, Tracy and Sam find B. O. Plenty hiding in a cave in the woods; His family is happy to be re-united with him; Mousey takes refuge in a pet store and is spotted by Jimmy McKitchen, the boy she hit a few days earlier; Jimmy identifies Mousey, and Tracy and Sam take her to jail. "Memory of Murder" text story; Captain Byrnes solves a murder. Sad Sack house ad. Untitled one-page Girl Friday story; Myra solves the murder of one of Glenn's clients. "Homicide Ace" text story; Two patrolmen solve a homicide. Minit Mystery Starring the Count; Boris helps Inspector Kelly solve a murder. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Dilly (1953) 1
    Published May 1953 by Lev Gleason.

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    Cover art by Charles Biro. "The Big Dance," art by Bart Tumey; Dilly tries to find a way to get $5 so he can take Carol to the dance; Dilly gets the $5 from Hoppy by trying to keep Gruesome Jones from taking Dilly's sister Nancy to the dance; But Gruesome ends up going with Nancy anyway; Meanwhile, crooked furnace repairmen damage the Duncans' furnace so they'll have to buy a new one from them. Dilly Dallies text story. "Introducing Betty Campus"; Betty runs against Bob Lewis for student council president of Suburban High; The campaign ends up a battle of the sexes. "Speed Kings"; Short articles about the fastest race cars, fastest baseball pitch, and fastest electronic computer. "Gruesome Gets the Girl" starring Dilly Duncan of Dorset High; Dilly and Marvin help the new neighbors move in; Noticing the move-in is supervised by a pretty girl named Sue, Gruesome also volunteers his services; Thinking his work would land him a date with the girl, Dilly calls at the home and gets a date with their daughter Sue, who turns out to be just a little girl. Two Lev Gleason Trading Cards in the "Famous Fighting Planes Series." 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 63 #3
    Dime Western Magazine (1932-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 63 #3

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  • Issue #2
    Dixie Dugan Volume 4 (1953 2nd Series Headline) 2

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    Story by J. P. McEvoy. Art by John Striebel. Reprints of the long-running comic strip, featuring a former showbiz star who encounters adventure and, sometimes, romance. Dixie's old flame Jud, a Broadway producer, shows up to try to get Dixie and her Ma back into show business. Jud proposes to Dixie. But a getaway to a remote cabin gives Dixie all the insight she needs about Jud. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Doctor Anthony King Hollywood Love Doctor (1952) 3

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  • Vol. 20 #5
    Double Action Western Magazine (1934-1960 Columbia) Pulp Vol. 20 #5

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  • Issue #1
    Dynamite (1953 Comic Media) 1

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    Cover by Don Heck. Stories and art by Don Heck and Pete Morisi. Men's adventure comics that served as a platform to launch long-running private eye Johnny Dynamite. The rivalry between two steeplejacks (high-rise maintenance workers) becomes dangerous when they are high over the city streets. U.S. Secret Service agent Ed Wells must act as a government courier in New York to trap a counterfeiter. Customs agent Nichols stumbles across a murderous gang of morphine smugglers. Featuring art and a cover by future Marvel legend Don Heck. Government Courier; Blackout; Morphine; The Dud; Sixgun Revenge! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 4 #4
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  • Vol. 4 #5
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  • Vol. 4 #6
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  • Vol. 4 #7
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