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Comic books May 1953

  • Issue #2
    Complete Love Magazine Vol. 28 (1953) 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

    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

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

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

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

    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

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  • Issue #3
    Danger (1952 Comic Media) 3

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

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    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

    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 #34
    Date with Judy (1947) 34
    Published May 1953 by DC.
  • 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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    Batman and Robin star in "The Original Batman." Roy Raymond stars in "The Magic Wand" (art by Ruben Moreira). Robotman stars in "Robotman--Guided Missile." Pow-Wow Smith stars in "The Ghost Riders of Weeping Valley." Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #4
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  • Issue #63
    Dick Tracy Monthly (1948-1961) 63

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    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) 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) Vol. 20 #5

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  • Issue #1
    Dynamite (1953 Comic Media) 1

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  • 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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  • Vol. 4 #8
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  • Vol. 21 #114
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (1941-Present Davis-Dell) Vol. 21 #114

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  • Issue #8
    Exciting War (1952) 8

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    "Geronimo Joe," "The Glory Road," "Death Above the Decks" (art by Ken Landau), and "Tell It To the Marines." Art by Alex Toth (first two stories?). Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 25 #2
    Exciting Western (1940-1953 Better Publications) Vol. 25 #2

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  • Vol. 13 #2
    Famous Detective (1949-1956 Columbia Publications) Vol. 13 #2

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  • Issue #1
    Fantastic Fears (1953) 1
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  • Vol. 5 #3
    Fantastic Story Magazine (1950-1955 Best Books) Vol. 5 #3

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    May 1953. Cover by Ed Emshwiller. Stories by Murray Leinster, Jerry Shelton, Ed Weston, Kelvin Kent, Curt Storm, William Fitzgerald, and robert Moore Williams. Alex Schomburg illustration. 7-in. x 9.75-in.; black and white; 144 pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 4 #5
    Fantasy and Science Fiction (1949-Present Mercury Publications) Pulp Vol. 4 #5

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    May 1953. Cover by Jack Coggins. Science fiction stories: "When Half-Gods Go" by Poul Anderson, "Snulbug" by Anthony Boucher, "Occupation" by Edward W. Ludwig, "Story Conference" by Arthur Porges, "Young-Man-With-Skull-at-His-Ear" byh Levi Crow, "Labor Supply" by John D. MacDonald, "There Did Not Remain a Word to Say" by Winona McClintic, "Leap Year Day" by Tom McMorrow Jr., "Aladdin's Lamp" by Kurd Lasswitz, "Lot" by Ward Moore, and "Mr. Elsie Smith" by Dana Lyon. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; 128 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 6 #5
    Fate Magazine (1948-Present Clark Publishing) Digest/Magazine Vol. 6 #5

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    Volume 6 - Issue 5, May 1953. Pulp magazine devoted to exploring the paranormal. This issue features the asks Do You Hear Colors? Also, Jewels from Atlantis, and The Secret Wisdom Behind Religion! Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 130 page, Text (with B&W Illustrations and Photos). Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #41
    Felix the Cat (1948 Dell/Toby/Harvey) 41
  • Vol. 7 #2
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  • Issue #13
    Fight Against Crime (1951) 13
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    • Restored: C1
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover. (Tape on interior cover.)
    • Label #0355647017
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    • Heavy cover oxidation, edge chipping, tape on interior front cover.

    "Two Heads are Better Than One," "Deadline," "The Big Game Hunter" (art by Sal Trapani), and "The Bloodless Killer" (art by A.C. Hollingsworth). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Fightin' Marines (1951 St. John/Charlton) 14

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    Reprints #2. Cover by Matt Baker. Stories by unknown. Art by Gene Colan, Matt Baker and unknown. Featuring: "Yalu Death Squad"; Canteen Kate in "The Big Freeze"; "Foxhole Escapade"; "Purple Heart Potato"; and Leatherneck Jack in "Mission Accomplished"! Plus: 2-page text story "Challenge Under Fire"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Fighting Man (1952) 7
    Published May 1953 by Ajax.

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    Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Thrilling battle adventures! Bill and his raiders are tasked with destroying some AA guns behind enemy lines in Korea in "Flaming Fury"! Plus: Tex takes a chopper up on a joyride in "Sky Jeep"; Slugs and Jim get tasked with looking after a ballot box so the unit in the field can vote in the elections in "Bullets for Ballots"; and Clem wants to wear his grandfather's Rebel hat in the Korean war in "Rebel Yell"! Also: 2-page text story "This is War!" 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    First Love Illustrated (1949) 28

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  • Issue #17
    Forbidden Worlds (1952) 17

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    Cover by Ken Bald. Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Art by Charles Nicholas, Al Camy, Leo Morey and Jon Blummer. An anthology series featuring tales of fantasy, horror, and science fiction from legendary early independent comics publisher ACG. An American man and a British woman vie for ownership of a haunted mansion; The recording of an archaeologists death summons the ancient evil that killed him; Stranded skiers encounter a werewolf high in the Rocky Mountains. The House in Grosvenor Lane; His Masters Will; Werewolves of the Rockies; The Face of the Fiend; The Recorded Monster!; Lost Island. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #467
    Four Color (1942 Series 2) 467

    Indicia is "Zane Grey's Desert Gold, No. 467." Painted cover art. Desert Gold, script by Gaylord Du Bois; Led by a Yaqui Indian, four men and a woman escape from a siege by Rojas, the Mexican rebel and bandit, who wants the woman; They make their way to a hidden valley where they await the attack of Rojas and his men. Adapted from "Desert Gold" by Zane Grey, originally published in 1913. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #469
    Four Color (1942 Series 2) 469

    Indicia title is "BEETLE BAILEY, No. 469." Cover art by Mort Walker. Stuck in the Scenery for USO Show; Beetle gets his head caught in a bannister used as scenery for a USO show on base and has to stay onstage as the show is being performed. Sarge has a Crush on PX Girl; Sarge has a crush on the girl who sells ice cream at the PX. Tied to His Work; Tired of Beetle loafing on the job, Sarge ties his wrists to a wheelbarrow loaded with sand; The wheelbarrow goes out of control down a hill, taking Beetle with it on a slapstick rampage through the base and into town. Scripts and pencils by Mort Walker, inks by Fred Rhoads. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Frankenstein Comics (1945) 24

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    Stories and art by Dick Briefer. Cover by Dick Briefer. Prize Comics revives Dick Briefer's Frankenstein series in line with the horror trends of the Pre-Code 1950s. Two boys innocently befriend the Monster, but townspeople soon discover him; A modern-day Scandinavian sea captain meets his Viking ancestors; A man's ghost watches over his widow, in a story similar to the 1990s film "Ghost." Friendly Enemies; Death Leap; Tomb of Ice; Oddly Enough; Death Departs; Spirit World. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Frogman Comics (1952) 11

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    Cover by Mike Suchorsky. Stories and art by Bill Ely, Ernie Schroeder, Lorence Bjorklund, Mort Lawrence and Mike Roy. "Frogman" is not a frog-powered superhero, but a 1950s term for underwater special-ops soldiers. A US frogman in Japan thinks something is up when he sees an old flame from the States, but she pretends not to recognize him. After World War II, British turncoats seek a Nazi secret weapon from a U-boat sunk off the English coast. Two frogmen catch a ride on a torpedo in a humor strip. In another gag strip, a frogman winds up re-enacting Jonah and the Whale. Sunday Night in Yokohama; Sub at the Roost; The T.N.T. Gallop; The Bullet Catcher; The Winged Kick; Operation Hot Licks; The Frog's Spare Face; The Old Blubber Game; The Undersea Puncher; The No. 6 Torpedo. Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.