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Comic books May 1953

  • 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.

  • Vol. 4 #1
    Future Science Fiction (1952-1960) Pulp/Digest Vol. 4 #1
    • 1" spine split from top.

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

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    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.
    • 5-1/2" cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.

    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) 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

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    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.

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  • 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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  • Issue #79
    Hopalong Cassidy (1943 Fawcett/DC) 79

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  • Issue #5
    Horrific (1952) 5

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  • 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.

  • Issue #22
    Howdy Doody (1950) 22
    Published May 1953 by Dell.
  • Vol. 14 #1
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  • Vol. 2 #2
    If Worlds of Science Fiction (1952 Pulp Digest) Vol. 2 #2

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    May 1953. Science fiction stories by Arthur C. Clarke, William Campbell Gault, Alan E. Nourse, Kris Neville, James McKimmey Jr., Mark Clifton, Gene Hunter, Richard E. Stockham, Frank W. Coggins, and Gavin Hyde. Kelly Freas illustration. Cover by Ken Fagg. 5.25-in. x 7.5-in.; black and white; 120 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 4 #4
    Imagination (1950 Digest) Vol. 4 #4

    May, 1953 Volume 4, Issue 4. 5-3/8 in. x 7-5/8 in; black and white; 162 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #77
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 77
  • Issue #13
    Journey into Fear (1951) 13

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    Vampire's Blood; a soul camera can look past the veil of flesh and bone and see the ghastly form of things to come. Cult of the Dead; a cult rules the jungle by terror; Sir Hector Mason finds the Talisman of Terror. Winged Revenge Ghost Clinic text story. Run, Corpse, Run!; Alan Dexter has been picked to make a bargain with death. Glove of the Ghoul. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Journey into Mystery (1952) 8

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    Cover by Russ Heath. "The Tough Guy," script by Stan Lee, art by Joe Maneely; A muscleman gets pistol whipped and winds up in the hospital; He overhears a conversation between two doctors about a serum that toughens the body so he decides to take it and turn to crime with his powerful body. "Indoor Sport!," art by Sam Kweskin; A female ghost acquires pictures of men from potential suitors and throws darts into them to inflict pain and death upon the men in revenge for a man who once jilted her. "Willie Brown Is Out to Get Me!," script by Stan Lee, art by Al Luster; People tell a thug that Willie Brown is after him, which terrifies him, since he shot Willie Brown a week ago and he is now a zombie. "Time Reversal" text story. "He Who Hesitates...," art by Al Eadeh; A hesitant professor finally decides to kill the romeo who's moving in on his wife, but as usual, he waits a little too long and the other man pushes him off the cliff instead so that he can marry the professor's wife. "The Strange Case of Mr. Whimple!," art by Fred Kida; A thief attacks a man who always carries a box around on his shoulder with a blackjack and kills him. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Journey into Unknown Worlds (1951 2nd Series) 18

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  • Issue #37
    Justice Comics (1948) 37
    • 2 1/2" spine split from bottom of comic.
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    "Dead or Alive" (art by George Tuska?), "The Crook They Couldn't Catch" (pencils by Bob Brown, inks by Gantz), "The Big Shot" (script by Stan Lee, art by Hy Rosen), "Thicker Than Water" (art by Tony DiPreta), and a two-page text story, "The Phone Call." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #50
    Justice Traps the Guilty (1947) 50

    Cover art by Marvin Stein. Ex-Con Shakedown, art by Marvin Stein; a man who makes a living shaking people down tries to get money from an ex-con. The Weak Link, pencils by Rudy Palais; a gang is hobbled by its weakest member. No Escape, pencils by Rudy Palais. The Alibi text article. Death Warrant. Ad for The Dollar Mystery Guild. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Kay-Mar Trader Vol. 5 3

    Whole number # 72. Early science fiction zine of fans offering to trade books. 8.5-in. x 11-in.; black and white; 24 pages; no cover price.

  • Issue #13
    Kent Blake of the Secret Service (1951) 13

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  • Issue #41
    Kilroys (1947) 41

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    Stories by Hubie Karp and others. Art by Bob Wickersham and others. The Kilroys (Americas Funniest Family!) combined the family humor of the then-new sitcom format with Archie-style teen hijinks featuring Katie, Natch, and pal Solid Jackson. When Jackson boasts that he could be a TV singing sensation and girl-magnet, Natch calls his bluff; Pops disrupts the established order when he goes back to high school to get his diploma; Grandma Kilroy is a little old lady who loves fast cars, and teaches the kids a thing or two about them. The Chick Charmer; First Date for Diane; Natch; Mary Lou; A Dillar, a Dollar, a Very Old Scholar!; Out of This World and Back!; Natch and Grandma. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    King of the Royal Mounted (1952 Dell) 11

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    Stories by Gaylord Du Bois. Art by Stan Campbell. The adventures of Canadian Mountie Dave King, a character created by Western novelist Zane Grey. This series featured gorgeous cover paintings of derring-do in the best Men's Adventure tradition. The mysterious Red Lion is behind a series of homesteader murders, and has managed to bend a local tribe to do his bidding. Also featuring a text piece on Native American mask art. Action-packed cover by an unknown artist. Indian Masks; King of the Royal Mounted Beards the Red Lion. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #40
    Lash Larue Western (1949 Fawcett/Charlton) 40

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  • Issue #12
    Lawbreakers Suspense Stories (1953) 12
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    • 2.5" cumulative spine split. Margin pieces of first and last pages fused to cover (water damage) and torn.
  • Issue #60
    Leading Screen Comics (1950) 60

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  • Issue #63
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  • Issue #64
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  • Issue #65
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  • Issue #66
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  • Issue #67
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  • Issue #59
    Little Lulu (1948 Dell/Gold Key) 59

    The Fright Racket; The Fellers tell Lulu she can join the club if she goes into Carson's haunted house at night. Sawdust Trail; Lulu keeps rescuing the cat Tubby and Willy are trying to lose. The Comedian; Tubby wants to hit Lulu in the face with a sour custard pie. The Outing; Lulu wakes Tubby up after she is locked out of her house in the middle of the night. Cuffed Customer; Lulu finds out why Tubby has a pair of handcuffs in his shoeshine box. Luluson Crusoe; Lulu tells Alvin about a little girl who was cast up on a desert island. The Manhunter; Tubby is looking all over town for a robber named Barry Burgle. Two-page text story, Lulus Diry ("Diary"). 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #59
    Lone Ranger (1948 Dell) 59

    Painted cover art by Ernest Nordli. Illustrated ad for Whitman activity books. Homer With A High Hat, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Tom Gill; In an attempt to get Homer Potts, her eastern lawyer uncle, to stay and help her father save his ranch, Cindy Potts has the sheriff put him in jail. Summer Dawn, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Tom Gill; Summer Dawn, daughter of Chief Storm Cloud, rides with the Lone Ranger and Tonto to Fort Clark to warn them of an Indian attack, but they are too late. The Lost Gold Mine text story Gaylord Du Bois. Eastward Journey, script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Jon Small; After recovering the Sea People's canoes from the Waikish, Young Hawk and Little Buck's canoe becomes separated from the others during a storm; They paddle up the Rogue River in Oregon where they abandon their canoe and start eastward up the valley. Facts about modern cattle rustling. Promo for subscriptions to Dell Lone Ranger Comics; Premium is Lucky Penny Piece. Illustrated color ad for Wheaties breakfast cereal featuring miniature 1953 United States license plates. Based on the popular Western TV series. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Lone Rider (1951) 13
    • 5 1/2" Cumulative spine split.
  • Issue #139
    Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (1941 Dell) 139
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Staple rust. Rust migration.
  • Issue #8
    Love and Marriage (1952) 8

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  • Vol. 46 #3
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