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Comic books May 1953

  • Vol. 4 #8
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  • Vol. 21 #114
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (1941-Present Davis-Dell) Vol. 21 #114
  • Issue #4
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (1953-1964 Atlas Publishing) UK Edition 4

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  • Vol. 39 #5
    Esquire (1933 Esquire, Inc.) Magazine Vol. 39 #5

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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) Pulp Vol. 25 #2

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  • Vol. 3 #5
    Eye (1949-1956 Mutual Magazine) 1st Series Vol. 3 #5

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

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  • Issue #1
    Fantastic Fears (1953) 1
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1571237017

    Pre-Code tales of horror and the supernatural from Ajax-Farrell. Numbering continues from Captain Jet (1952) #5; sometimes listed as Fantastic Fears (1953) #7 (there was no issue #6). A scientist invents an invisibility formula and sets out to become a bank robber. A millionaire moves a European castle to America, complete with werewolf curse. A 2000-year-old seed unearthed from a Japanese tomb blossoms into a man-eating lotus plant. And Death Makes Three!; Curse or Coincidence; Hawk's Folly; The Blood Blossom. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 5 #3
    Fantastic Story Magazine (1950-1955 Best Books) Pulp Vol. 5 #3
    • .5" Spine split from bottom.
    • Cover and spine glued along spine to first and last page.

    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; 146 pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • 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
    • Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover. (Tape on interior cover.)
    • Label #0355647017
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #2048470015
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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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    Cover by Al Avison. Stories and art by Jack Sparling, John Sink, Tom Hickey and Bob Powell. Harvey's entry in the romance-comic genre includes love poetry, advice to readers, and occasional pre-Code notoriety. Nurse Ann is tempted to violate professional and personal ethics for love. Judith fears telling Keith the dark secret from her past, but she can't hide the truth any longer. Gloria treasures security so much, she convinces pilot Steve to give up flying, the one thing he truly loves besides her. Classic nursesploitation cover by Al Avison. Trapped by Temptation; Your Problem; Flatter Your Type; Homecoming; My Dark Past; Campaign for Love; Betrayed by Love; Price-Tag on Passion. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 3 #5
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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 (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 467
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    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 (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 469

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    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.

  • Issue #195305
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  • Issue #12
    Frontline Combat (1951) 12
    Published May 1953 by EC.

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    "F-94" (art by George Evans), "F-86 Sabre Jet" (art by Alex Toth), "B-26 Invader" (art by Jack Davis), and "H-5" (art by Wally Wood). Davis cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Future Science Fiction (1951-1954 Columbia Publications) Pulp UK 9

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    British Edition. 7-in. x 9 3/4-in., 98 pages, black and white.

    NOTE: #1-5 titled Future Combined with Science Fiction Stories. #6-14 titled Future Science Fiction. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 4 #1
    Future Science Fiction (1952-1960 Columbia Publications) Pulp Vol. 4 #1
    • 1" spine split from top.
    • Cover almost fully detached.
    • Cover detached. Staple rust.

    Volume 4, Issue 1 - May 1953. Science Fiction and adventures stories featuring "The Liberation of Earth" by William Tenn. 7-in. x 10-in. 96 newsprint pages B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 4 #1
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  • Vol. 6 #2
    Galaxy Science Fiction (1950-1980 World/Galaxy/Universal) Vol. 6 #2

    Volume 6, Issue 2 - May 1953. Cover by Mel Hunter. "Wherever You May Be" by James Gunn, "Junkyard" by Clifford Simak, "Specialist" by Robert Sheckley, and "A Gleeb for Earth" by Charles Shafhauser. 5 1/4-in. x 7 1/2-in., 160 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #2
    Gandy Goose (1953) 2

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  • Issue #33
    Gang Busters (1948) 33
    Published May 1953 by DC.

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Ray Burnley. Maniac at Large, pencils by Jerry Grandenetti, inks by Ray Burnley. Record Racketeers, art by Sam Burlockoff. The Case of the Doomed Dogs, art by Joe Certa. Nightstick, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Ray Burnley. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 11 #6
    Gay Love Stories (1942-1960 Columbia Publications) Pulp Vol. 11 #6

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  • Issue #75
    Gene Autry Comics (1946-1959 Dell) 75

    Photo Cover. Stories by unknown. Art by Bob Schoenke and Nicholas Firfires. Gene Autry in "Gene Autry and the Mystery of Gallows Pass" and "Gene Autry and the Murder Mountain Mine"! Plus: "The Lucky Guitar"; 2-page text story "The Pancake Trap"; and the 1-page text article "Border Patrol" with art by Till Goodan! 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Gerald McBoing Boing and the Nearsighted Mr. Magoo (1952) 4
  • Issue #6
    GI Combat (1952) 6
    Published May 1953 by DC.
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    May 1953, cover by Dick Dillin and Charles Cuidera; "Beachhead Inferno," 9 pages; "Pooch from Pyangyang," 6 pages, art by Reed Crandall; "Blood on the Wingtip," 7 pages; "Operation Baby," 1 page text story; "Zero Hour," 6 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    GI Jane (1953) 1
    Published May 1953 by Stanhall.

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  • Issue #21
    GI Joe (1951 Ziff Davis) 21
    • 6" cumulative spine split.

    Painted cover art by Clarence Doore. Save 'im for Brooklyn starring G.I. Joe, pencils by Irv Novick; Nobody in Baker Company was more aware of the rules in baseball than Pvt. Merkle from Kentucky. Service in the Service starring The Yardbirds, pencils by Dan DeCarlo [as DeCarlo and Lapick], inks by Rudy Lapick [as DeCarlo and Lapick]. Joe Turns Frogman starring G.I. Joe, pencils by Irv Novick. Calling All Space Rangers! toy ad. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #89
    Giggle Comics (1943) 89

    Stories by Dan Gordon and Richard E. Hughes. Art by Ken Hultgren, Bob Wickersham and Dan Gordon. Cover by Dan Gordon. Funny-animal mayhem from Creston, an imprint of independent publisher ACG, with art by cartooning legend Dan Gordon. Spencer haunts a house so effectively that it can't be sold, so the owner hires Homer the Ghost Chaser to evict him; The Duke and the Dope fake a bank robbery as part of a prank TV show, but real crooks see a chance to score; Hungry dog Snooper secures a meal after he helps a sailor get a date with a girl. Spencer Spook; The Duke and the Dope; Sissy Stuff; Snooper; Slide, Bonzo, Slide!; Lobo Wolf and Cousin Coyote; Binky; Mister Completely. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Girls' Romances (1950) 20
    Published May 1953 by DC.

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    Featuring: 1 page Romantic Quotes filler "Flirtation" with quotes from O'Rell, Petit-Senn, Willis and Rivarol; 8 page story "Appointment by Candlelight"; 7 page story "Always Goodbye"; 6 page story "Never Too Late" pencilled by Carmine Infantino; 1 page Oddities in Romance filler; 2 page Julia Roberts' Romance Report letters page; 8 page story "Dangerous Decision." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #89
    Ha Ha Comics (1943) 89
    Published May 1953 by ACG.
  • Vol. 1 #2
    He (1953-1959) Vol. 1 #2
    He (1953-1959) Vol. 1 #2
    Published May 1953 by UNKNOWN.
  • Vol. 1 #2
    He the Magazine For Men (1953-1959 HE Publications) Vol. 1 #2

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    Volume 1, Issue 2 - May 1953. Vintage Men's interest magazine focusing on sports, music, hunting, celebrities, models, and showgirls. 4-in. x 6-in., 68 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #83
    Heroic Comics (1940) 83

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    Painted cover by Henry Kiefer. Stories and art by Ed Moore, John Belfi, Ben Thompson, Bill Walton, Sid Couchey, Mike Roy and Sam Glanzman. Non-fiction comics featuring true tales of heroism from everyday people and courage on the battlefield. A teen saves lives on two separate occasions during the same summer; A WWII soldier likewise makes heroism a habit; A soldier risks his life to re-establish communications with the front lines. Medals for the Marine; War on the Elements; Night Raid; Grenades; But Not in Vain; We Gave Them "L"; The Bravest Man I Ever Met (Part 1); 4 Unforgettable Days (Part 2); The Heroism of Sergeant Amico; Getting to be a Habit; He Came Through. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #2
    His World Magazine (1953-1954 Westridge Publishing Corp.) Vol. 1 #2

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  • Vol. 9 #1
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  • Issue #79
    Hopalong Cassidy (1943 Fawcett/DC) 79

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  • Issue #90
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    UK Edition. black and white; 24 pages.

  • Issue #5
    Horrific (1952) 5

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    Cover by Don Heck. Stories and art by Don Perlin, Abe Simon, Alberta Tewks, Kenneth Landau and Rudy Palais. Pre-Code horror comics by the talents at the Iger Shop. Professor Skeezer creates a female robot so strong it kisses men to death, in an oft-reprinted story. A reporter investigates murder on a tobacco plantation and meets a female ghost who can only appear in tobacco smoke. Murdered slaves pursue their captor with their unearthly, vengeful song, featuring art by future Marvel legend Don Perlin. Also featuring a cover by future Marvel legend Don Heck. Death Kiss; Murder Mountain; Blade of Death; Smoke Spirit; Singing Slaves. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Hot Rod and Speedway Comics (1952) 5

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    Cover by Mort Lawrence. Stories and art by Mort Lawrence, Bill Ely, and Mike Roy. Race adventure from the world of 1950s auto culture, featuring terrific "hip" racer slang of the era. A down-on-his-luck racer gets a second chance from a stranger who shares an unexpected connection with him. Fred sets out to prove that the racing accident that killed his buddy was actually murder by a compromised tire. Dave's brother Larry is dangerously obsessed with winning a "Braganza" racecar and drives recklessly in his races. 185 Horses for Eddie; Go-Cousins; The Checkbook Kid; The Flying Goat; The Smell of First Place; Front Tire Harris; Four-Wheel Thoroughbred. Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 14

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Ray Burnley. "The Crimes of the Black Cat," art by Bob Brown; Joe Palmer is the last survivor of a robbers' gang; When his boss' black cat Damascus starts killing off the jurors who sentenced him to death and comes for him, Palmer is frightened and tries to get rid of the beast. "The Melody of Death," art by Bill Ely; Alex Breska runs a diner and worships Egyptian death god Anubis in his back room; A trio of be-bop musicians annoys his ears. "I Hired A Ghost!," pencils by Leonard Starr, inks by Bruno Premiani; Jason Hawley wears the cursed Malayan "moonstone" to a Halloween party; A demonic figure appears, chases Hawley through the house, but falls to his death. "The Case of the Deadly Dolls," pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Ray Burnley; Ingenious doll maker Mr. Coner fabricates dolls of people who die shortly afterwards; Investigating lieutenant Farragut finally detects a pattern and arrests the doll maker. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.