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Comic books May 1953

  • Vol. 178 #3
    Ranch Romances (1924-1968 Clayton/Warner/Best Books/Literary Enterprises/Popular) Vol. 178 #3

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  • Vol. 178 #4
    Ranch Romances (1924-1968 Clayton/Warner/Best Books/Literary Enterprises/Popular) Vol. 178 #4

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  • Vol. 52 #3
    Rangeland Romances (1935-1955 Popular) Vol. 52 #3

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  • Issue #3
    Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 8 (1953) 3

    Art by John Prentice and others. Another crime comic from the prolific studio of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, this one featuring crimes throughout history as well as the standard gangster tales. Sometimes listed as Real Clue Crime #87. No issue # on cover; Vol. 8, issue #3 in indicia. Gangsters plot to use a glassblower as a patsy, but even his crooked ex-girlfriend doesn't suspect a double cross. A dead hoodlum's young son is befriended by a gangster, and his mother is very concerned. The strange true story of the Cardiff Giant hoax. The Glass Patsy; Some Streets Don't Change; Frank Dutcher's Number; The Barnum from Binghamton; Half Death for Harry; Crime Clips; The Sandwich Man. Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 2 #2
    Real Magazine (1952 Excellent Publications) Vol. 2 #2

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  • Issue #62
    Real Screen Comics (1945) 62

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  • Issue #118
    Red Ryder Comics (1941) 118

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    Red Ryder stars in two untitled stories. Untitled Aunty Duchess and Little Beaver back-up stories. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Rex Allen (1951) 8
    Published May 1953 by Dell.

    Photo cover. Article on Nevada's Lost Diamond Mine. The Bonehead Bandits starring Rex Alle, Koko, Booter Sam, Mac, Tizzy Trimble, Jumbo, Dan Curtis, Tom Beamer, Meg Taylor, Rudie, Jed Evans, Hal, and Pete. Untitled Rex Allen story starring Koko, Spur, Abby Bainter, Rufe Bainter, Lasher Garrick, and Hank. 32 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Rin Tin Tin (1953) 4

    NOTE: Series begins with issue #4. See Four Color #434, 476, & 523 for first three issues of Rin Tin Tin. Photo cover of the famous dog. Logging Trouble, art by Sparky Moore; The logging camp owner finds out that all accidents don't just happen, some are planned, and the treacherous timberjacks overlooked the courage of Rinty. The Counterfeiters, art by Sparky Moore; Almost every workman in Mr. Mooney's plant has been caught passing counterfeit money, but nobody can trace the phony bills to their source. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 26 #1
    Rio Kid Western (1939-1953 Standard) Vol. 26 #1

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  • Vol. 1 #1
    Roaring Western Stories (1953 Key Publications) Vol. 1 #1

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  • Issue #49
    Rocky Lane Western (1949) 49

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    Rocky Lane stars in "The Stagecoach of Doom" and "The Hand of Death." Dee Dickens back-up story, "The Elixir of Youth!" Photo cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    Romantic Adventures (1949) 33

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    Cover by Ken Bald. Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Art by Dick Beck, Mario Rizzi, Milt Knopf, and Gus Ricca. Tales of romance from legendary early independent comics publisher ACG. Elaine and Jacks rocky romance is told from both points of view; A teachers controlling boss tries break up her romance with a handsome lawyer; Swimming champion Peggy falls for her coach, but hes all business. I Scandalized the Town; Love Almost Lost; A Roomful of Girls and... You!; Male vs. Female; Lucky Thirteen; A Lesson from a Liar; Winner Takes Love. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Romantic Confessions Vol. 3 (1953) 1

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    "Love Is on a Distant Star"; Libby quits her teaching job and moves to New York to study singing at the "Beethoven School of Music"; She lives with her "Bohemian" Aunt Pat, who tries to make Libby loosen up. "If That's All You Offer"; Cindy is exasperated because her reporter boyfriend Chick spends too much time working; She wants him to be an influential "somebody" in town; Cindy starts dating newcomer Hal, who claims to have big plans. "Please See Me as Yesterday"; On vacation, Marcia sets her cap for wealthy Dirk, disabling her car as a pretense to meet him; Mechanic Ken repairs the car; Marcia is attracted to him but thinks hes too working-class to be of interest. "Noon over Westchester" text story. "Twelve Steps to My Arms"; Joe is an engineer who wants to be a writer; His upstairs neighbor Harriet has wild parties which prevent him from writing. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #66
    Romantic Story (1949) 66

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    Cover inks by Vince Colletta? Stories by unknown. Art by Vince Colletta? and unknown. 20,000 voices roared as the man she loved fought and lost against this savage outlaw horse! Now his very life depended on their love! It was all they had left...he would never walk again! Don't miss..."No Return Address"! Also featuring: "The Outsider"; and "Leave Love Behind"! Plus: 2-page text story "Shoot For Love"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #65
    Roy Rogers Comics (1948-61 (And Trigger, # 92 on) 65

    Photo cover of the famous singing cowboy. The Mine at Ghost Gulch starring Roy Rogers, Bullet, and Trigger, art by Albert Micale; The Ware family has not showed up in town with their weekly gold dust delivery, so the Sheriff sends Deputy Roy Rogers up to Ghost Gulch to investigate. The Man with the Iron Hands starring Roy Rogers, Trigger, and Bullet, art by Albert Micale; bone hunters have dug up two dead human bodies killed by a man with very strong hands. The Hermit of Pullin's Pocket starring Roy Rogers, art by the Al McKimson team; a couple of renegade Yaqui Indians have busted out of the pen and are wanted for murder. The Twister text story. Chuckwagon Charley's Tales story, art by Ray Thayer. Argentine Gaucho text article. Back cover ad for Roy Rogers Deputy Sheriff Outfit. 48 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Sad Sack (1949) 23
    Published May 1953 by Harvey.

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    Sad Sack, Fun at the Zoo, Hector the Director, and Rumpus. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #4
    Science Fiction Adventures (1952-1954 1st series/pulp-digest) Vol. 1 #4

    May, 1953; Volume 1, No. 4. Approx. 5.5" x 7.75; black and white; 160 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 1 #3
    Science Fiction Plus (1952-1953 Gernsback Publications) Vol. 1 #3

    Volume 1 No 3. Front cover by Frank R. Paul and back cover by Frank R. Paul and Tina. Stories include feature novelette "Death of a Sensitive" by Harry Bates --- complete short novel "Worlds in Balance" by F. L. Wallace --- short stories "The Cosmic Blinker" by Eando Binder --- "The Proxy Head" by Robert Bloch --- and "Intelligence Test" by Harry Walton. 8 1/2-in. x 11 1/4-in., 66 pages, BW. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 2 #3
    Science Fiction Quarterly (1951-1958 Columbia Publications) 2nd Series Vol. 2 #3

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    Cover by Milton Luros. "The World She Wanted" by Philip K. Dick. Other stories by Raymond F. Jones, Robert K. Ottum, Robert Abernathy, William C. Bailey, Charles Dye, and C. H. Liddell. Interior illustrations by Tom Beecham, Milton Luros, Murphy, Paul Orban. Softcover pulp magazine; 7-in. x 10-in.; 130 pages; B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 215 #5
    Short Stories (1890 pulp) Vol. 215 #5

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  • Vol. 10 #8
    Sir! Magazine (1942) Vol. 10 #8

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  • Issue #20
    Six-Gun Heroes (1950 Fawcett/Charlton) 20
  • Issue #9
    Soldier Comics (1952) 9

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    "A Little Child Shall Lead Them," "Sniper," "Man Alive," and "The Sound of Doom." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Space Adventures (1952 1st series) 6
    • Not even the E.C. flying saucer covers are better than this saucer and jet fighter cover!
    • Water damage. Incredible flying saucer cover!

    Cover art by Stan Campbell. "Two Worlds," art by Dick Giordano. "Invasion from Venus," art by Frank Frollo; Drox, the Viceroy of Venus, attacks the Earth by planting enormous Venusian plants in New York city; The fresh water is cut off from city supplies and the plants, some 600-feet-tall, die out when the roots reach ocean water. "Commander Rex Clive and the Twelfth Moon" text story. "The Uncharted Planet," art by Art Cappello; Kenneth Baker and Robert Larkin have been out prospecting in space for three years; A license for their space ship is delinquent 30 months; Bob Larkin wants to call it off and return to Earth; They spot an uncharted asteroid and decide to check it out. "The Black Doom," pencils by Dick Giordano, inks by Art Cappello; The Earth's climate is freezing, caused by the sun's inexplicable, sudden dying; Rex and Speed must solve the mystery; An alien race in the ionic atmosphere is responsible, focusing Black Ray on the capital city of Earth. "Race to the Moon" one-page story, art by Tony Tallarico. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #5
    Space Science Fiction (1952 Pulp) Vol. 1 #5

    March, 1953. Volume 1, Issue 5. Featuring work from Isaac Asimov, and James E. Gunn. Softcover, 5 1/2-in., x 8 1/2-in., 164 pages, Text (with chapter illustrations) Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 1 #6
    Space Science Fiction (1952 Pulp) Vol. 1 #6

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    May, 1953. Volume 1, Issue 6. Featuring work from C. M. Kornbluth, and Philip K. Dick. Softcover, 5 1/2-in., x 8 1/2-in., 164 pages, Text (with chapter illustrations) Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #28
    Sparkle Comics (1948) 28

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    Nancy, the Captain and the Kids, Li'l Abner, and Little Coronado. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Spy Fighters (1951) 14

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    Cover inks by Sol Brodsky. Passage To Hong Kong starring Clark Mason Spy Fighter, art by Mac Pakula. Privates Mike and Ike text story. The Big Surrender starring Clark Mason Spy Fighter, art by Mac Pakula. Passport to Death, art by Ed Winiarski. Death Mission starring Clark Mason Spy Fighter, art by Mac Pakula. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Spy-Hunters (1950) 23

    Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Stories by Richard Hughes. Art by Lin Streeter, Jon Blummer and Hy Eisman. Tales of espionage from legendary early independent comics publisher ACG, published as the Cold War was just heating up. Don leads the Foreign Legion into Vietnam, in search of the Nazi war criminal who cost him his eye (featuring a mild example of the injury-to-the-eye motif). French spies use rumor to demoralize Moorish forces during the 8th century. Agent Jim Dudley tracks a communist conspiracy to Chinatown. Intrigue in Indo-China; A Cell in Chingying; Patrol Perilous; Twenty Against Terror; The Map Case; Rumor-Mongering Spies; Chinatown Showdown! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 4 #5
    Stag Magazine (1949) Vol. 4 #5

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    Volume 4, Issue 5 - May 1954. Men's adventure magazine featuring articles on sports, hunting politics and crime. 10-in. x 13-in., 66 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #9
    Star Spangled War Stories (1952 DC #3-204) 9
    • 2.5" Cumulative spine split. Glue at staples and spine.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Sad Sack Squad, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Ray Burnley. Diary of a Dogface, art by Jim McArdle. Andy Jackson's Courier, art by Fred Ray. Double Trouble, pencils by Jerry Grandenetti, inks by Ray Burnley. Private Pete filler page by Henry Boltinoff. Capt. Jeb Marston text article by Jack Miller. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 30 #1
    Startling Stories (1939-1955 Better Publications) Vol. 30 #1
    • 1" Spine split from top. Cream to Off-White pages.

    May 1953. Cover by Walter Popp. Stories: "The Conditioned Captain" by Fletcher Pratt, "We Breathe For You" by Noel Loomis, "The Immovable Object" by Leslie Bigelow, "Mating Time" by Joseph Shallit, and "The Three" by Gordon R. Dickson. Illustrations by Virgil Finlay, Alex Schomburg and Ed Emsh. Softcover Pulp, 6 1/2-in x 9-in, 144 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #32
    Strange Adventures (1950 1st Series) 32

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  • Issue #11
    Strange Mysteries (1951 Superior) 11

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    Jack Kamen-ish art and stories. "Dial 'C' for Corpse"; A cataleptic has a phone installed in his coffin; He dies and, after one month, calls his wife who is planning to marry another man; This man drives a stake into the buried man. "Recipe for Horror"; A scientist asks a detective to find out who is stealing blood from him; They suspect the assistant but it's really a vampire masquerading as a pretty woman. "Gift of Doom" text story by John Martin. "If the Coffin Fits..."; A man named Mr. Death tries to sell a coffin from a coffin catalog to an oil tycoon; He kicks him out of his office but meets the man again and again. "Date with the Devil"; A singer with a scarred face hides behind a mask; He falls in love with another singer. His manager rips his mask off while he's singing and everyone sees his face. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 18

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    Cover art by Russ Heath. John Doe, script by Stan Lee, art by Joe Maneely; A criminal attempts to steal an inventor's robot so that he can sell it, but when he attempts to rub out the inventor's daughter, the robot attacks and kills him. The Apple Orchard text story. The Saucers Strike, art by George Tuska. Witch-Hunt, pencils by Larry Woromay, inks by Matt Fox; The devil is annoyed with a do-gooder who drives away his witches so he assumes the guise of an official of the kingdom and has her sent to the stake. Boris and the Bomb, art by Gene Colan. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
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  • Issue #25
    Superboy (1949-1979 1st Series DC) 25

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The Super-Artist of Smallville, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti; A father has it in for a Smallville art teacher. People Are People! public service announcement starring Superman, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. The Boy Who Framed Clark Kent, pencils by John Sikela; Larry Wilks plays a joke on Clark by planting a Superboy costume in his camping tent. Little Pete humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Wheels on the Move text article. Rocket-Ship--Superboy's Workshop activity page. The Cinderella of Smallville, pencils by John Sikela; Lana gets adopted by Silas Kreech when her parents are missing in Africa. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #121
    Sweethearts Vol. 1 (1948-1954) 121
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    • Interior is complete. Back cover missing.

    Photo Cover of Elizabeth Taylor and Fernando Lamas. Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Featuring: "I Squandered a Fortune That Wasn't Mine"; "Heartbreak's Homecoming"; and "You'll Come A-Begging"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    T-Man (1951) 11
    Published May 1953 by Quality.
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  • Issue #44
    Tarzan (1948-1972 Dell/Gold Key) 44
    • Staple rust.

    Lex Barker photo cover. "Tarzan and the Little Spearmen," script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Jesse Marsh; Tarzan and Muviro help a race of small people battle giant vultures that are menacing them. "Tarzan and the Strange Balu," script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Jesse Marsh; When the plane carrying Barbara Wales and her baby crashes in the jungle, one of the apes adopts her baby and Tarzan must help return the child to its rightful mother. "Down the River" text story starring Mabu. "Brothers of the Spear," script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Russ Manning; Dan-El and Natongo spoil a witch doctor's attempt to convince a city to join his army. Argus illustration by Jesse Marsh. Phil Rizzuto Sparks Yankees ad for Wheaties. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 3 #18
    Tarzan Adventures (1953 Westworld) UK Vol. 3 #18

    Weekly U.K. comic featuring Edgar Rice Burroughs' famous hero. Tarzan comic strip, Mike Meteor comic strip, Arizona Bill fumetti strip. 7 1/4-in. x 10-in., 24 pages, black and white.

  • Issue #34
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    Adzine/Fanzine for and by the members of the Texas Gun Collectors' Association, edited by John "Wes" Tunnell (not credited). Includes Photos and stories of members' collections. Softcover 8 1/2-in. x 11-in. 40 pages B&W.

  • Vol. 50 #3
    Texas Rangers (1936-1958 Standard) Vol. 50 #3

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  • Vol. 1 #3
    Texas Western (1953 Standard) Vol. 1 #3

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  • Issue #8
    Thing! (1952) 8
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1994356013

    Cover by Bob Forgione. "The Ghost of Abbey Playhouse," art by Bob Forgione; Eric Abbey inherits a decrepit London theatre; When he opens Abbey Playhouse again to the public, the ghosts from the past won't allow it and bring the place down. "A Grave Situation," script by Carl Memling, art by John Belfi; Dying Mike Trenton tells his doctor a fantastic tale: the ghost of the man he killed while on a treasure hunt followed the party and took them out one by one. "The Green Mass" text story. "Vein of Irony," art by Bob Forgione; A vampire is loose in a hospital, but drinks poisoned blood. "Death Has Deep Roots," script by Carl Memling, art by Bob Forgione; A bunch of gangsters kill an old man for his hidden treasure. Having them cursed with his dying breath, the group dies one by one in grotesque fashions. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    This is War (1952) 9
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    • 1 1/4" Cumulative spine split.
  • Vol. 78 #1
    Thrilling Love (1931-1955 Metropolitan-Standard) Vol. 78 #1

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  • Vol. 68 #2
    Thrilling Western (1934-1953 Standard) Vol. 68 #2

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  • Issue #35
    Tim Holt (1948) 35

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    Art by Frank Bolle, Ernie Bache and Dick Ayers. Cover by Frank Bolle. Western adventure starring movie cowboy Tim Holt. A cursed revolver, responsible for killing some of the greatest gunfighters of the West, is now pointed toward Tim Holt. A man who is cruel to horses gets his comeuppance in "Tales of The Ghost Rider". Tim surrenders himself to an outlaw settlement, and seeming certain death. Gun of Death!; Tales of the Ghost Rider: The Man Who Beat Horses; The Man Who Came Back; The Mule and the Wagon-Train; The Retriever; The Mark of the Wolf! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.