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Comic books May 1953

  • Issue #106
    Tom and Jerry (1949 Dell/Gold Key) 106

    Stories by unknown. Art by Lynn Karp and unknown. Featuring: Tom & Jerry tale with pencils by Lynn Karp; Adventures of Tom tale; Big Spike & Little Tyke tale; Bertie Bird text story "The Strange Monster"; Wuff the Prairie Dog tale; Jerry & Tuffy 2-pager; Barney Bear & Benny Burro tale; Fuzzy & Wuzzy tale; Flip 'n' Dip 2-pager; and Droopy 1-pager. 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #61
    Tom Mix Western (1948 Fawcett) 61

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  • Issue #17
    Tomahawk (1950) 17
    Published May 1953 by DC.
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    Cover art by Bob Brown. Short-Cut to Danger starring Tomahawk, art by Bruno Premiani. The Sacred War Pole. Appointment with Death starring Tomahawk, art by Bruno Premiani. The Legend of the Northern Lights--Tales of the Arrow Maker, art by Fred Ray. The Castle in the Wilderness starring Tomahawk, art by Bruno Premiani. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Tomb of Terror (1952) 9

    Cover by Lee Elias. Edited by Leon Harvey. Stories by Lee Elias, Bob Powell, and Jack Sparling. Startling stories of shock and horror—a veritable Tomb of Terror! Ad for Sad Sack comics. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Treasure Chest Vol. 08 (1952) 17
  • Issue #18
    Treasure Chest Vol. 08 (1952) 18
  • Vol. 32 #192
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  • Issue #13
    True Life Secrets (1951) 13

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    Cover art by Art Cappello. "Love or Revenge," art by Art Cappello; Trudy joins the Army Nurse Corps after her best friends husband is killed in Korea; Trudy blames officer Bob for the death; When a wounded Bob arrives at a hospital in Japan, Trudy contemplates letting him die but cant do it; Army Intelligence asks Trudy to get to know Bob, whos suspected of giving information to the enemy. "Brink of Eternity," art by Art Cappello; Paula marries boxer Gene. Her ex-boyfriend Duke tells Paula to have Gene throw his next fight or Duke will tell him about Paulas past; Paula refuses and decides to commit suicide by driving her car off a cliff; Duke tries to stop her but he is killed instead. "I Wonder?"; Grace shares a train berth with her friend Ronny, then accidentally crawls into bed with someone else. "I Learned About My Brother-In-Law" text story. "Chance of a Lifetime," art by Art Cappello; After wealthy Gregory knocks down a would-be mugger, Irene falsely claims the crook was her brother and died as a resul;. She blackmails Gregory into marrying her. "Surprise and Regret"; Debbie writes to blind soldier Paul to improve his morale. "Lost Love"; Cathy takes in an amnesiac wanderer and names him Jim; They fall in love and are married; Sometime later, Jim leaves to try and discover his identity; 8 years pass, and Cathy and her daughter see "noted architect" Jeff on the street. "That Awful Night," art by Art Cappello; Lillian, traveling to meet her husband Bill, misses a bus and accepts a ride from a stranger; The man tries to rape her; she knocks him out and escapes. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 21

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  • Vol. 68 #4
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    Volume 68, Issue 4 - May 1953. Photos and articles. Cover by Ozzie Sweet."Men and Women: Amazing Truths About Sex Glands", "Hungry For My Husband's Kiss." 8 1/2-in. x 11-in. 134 pages B&W. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #3
    Two Bit the Wacky Woodpecker (1951) 3

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  • Vol. 1 #1
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  • Vol. 1 #1
    Two-Gun Western (1953-1957 Western Fiction-Stadium) 6th Series Vol. 1 #1

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  • Issue #8
    Uncanny Tales (1952 Atlas) 8

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    Edited by Stan Lee. Cover by Sol Brodsky. Stories by Stan Lee, John Forte, Joe Maneely, Jay Scott Pike, George Roussos, Manny Stallman, and Vic Carrabotta. Tantalizing tales of suspense and horror, sometimes with science fiction elements. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Vault of Horror (1950 E.C. Comics) 30
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    Cover by Johnny Craig. Ad for MAD magazine. "Split Personality!", script and art by Johnny Craig; Ed King was a racketeer trying to find a way to bilk the Blair sisters out of their millions. "Who Doughnut?", script by Al Feldstein, art by Jack Davis; Seven women had been murdered and the Police were baffled by the doughnut-shaped wounds all over their bodies, blood drained and traces of sea brine on their skin and clothing. "Refuge" text story. "Practical Choke!", script by Al Feldstein, art by George Evans; Three medical students play a series of practical jokes using actual human body parts and watching the reactions of various people. "Notes to You!", script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Graham Ingels (as Ghastly); Four different people receive to what amounts to anonomous poison-pen letters, each resulting in horrendous events surrounding their families or businesses. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #152
    Walt Disney's Comics and Stories (1940 Dell/Gold Key/Gladstone) 152
  • Issue #19
    War Comics (1950 Atlas) 19

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    "The Paratroops Attack!" (art by Paul Reinman), "D-Day," "Blind Flight" (art by Gil Kane), and "When the Big Guns Speak!" (art by Russ Heath), plus a two-page text story, "Hot Dog." Heath cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    War Report (1952) 5
    Published May 1953 by Ajax.

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    "Suicide Alley," in which the North Koreans unleash destructive UFOs on American pilots; "Get That Man," in which a U.S. unit has to retrieve an enemy soldier to prove the bubonic plague is spreading in North Korea; "Operation T.N.T.," wherein an American G.I., with the help of a South Korean woman and her pet bird, blow up a "filthy communist" ammunition dump (the explosion is 'almost as pretty as an atom bomb!'); and "Glory and the Grave," a tale of the signal corps. Two page text story, "Soft Assignment," and an advertisement for the "hide away Nu-Yuth Bra - reduces bust appearance in seconds." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    War Stories (1952 Ajax) 5

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  • Issue #4
    Web of Evil (1952) 4

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    Cover pencils by Jack Cole. "Monster of the Mist," pencils by Jack Cole; Marine biologist Dr. Mornay discovers a giant sea serpent and keeps it close to study the creature. "Crime Circus"; An ensemble of circus artistes decides to make some big money and operates as a gang of criminals; Masterminded by the "midget" Lilliput they rob and steal. "Satan's Spectacles"; The devil sets a trap for optometrist Harry Lenz; In disguise he lets him have magic glasses which reveal the thoughts of others. "From Outer Space" text story. "Dance of Death"; John Drune runs the "Devil's Den" night club; Because he's too cheap to buy a fireproof dress, his dancer Helen perishes in a dangerous flame dance. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Web of Mystery (1951) 18

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    "The Moon Was Red," "Out of Blackness They Come," "Corpses on Cue," and "Evil Twangs the Devil's Harp." Cover by Ken Rice. Stories by Lou Cameron, Dick Beck, Jim McLaughlin, and Ken Rice. Suspense-filled horror tales that weave a Web of Mystery for the reader! 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Weird Fantasy (1950 E.C. Comics) 19

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    Cover art by Joe Orlando. Al Williamson is profiled on inside front cover (includes a photo of the artist). "King of the Grey Spaces!" script by Ray Bradbury (original) and Al Feldstein (adaptation), pencils by John Severin, inks by Bill Elder; A group of boys watch the launching of a rocket ship, and two of them wish that they were older and could make the trip themselves; They apply for the Interplanetary Patrol and await their decision once they turn 21, but soon Chris gets a surprise that will change his life forever; adaptation of "R Is For Rocket" by Ray Bradbury. "Hot-Rod!", script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Al Feldstein (co-plot and script), art by Jack Kamen; Amos and Sally are driving by a lake when a strangely garbed man jumps up on the running board of their car and drops a package in the back seat; Later, Amos looks at the package, postmarked May 15, 2053, and discovers something called a trans-dimensional transporter inside; Thinking it to be some sort of gadget to soup up his hot-rod, Amos installs the device, traveling into the future. "Cleanser" text story. "Brain-Child!", script by Al Feldstein, pencils by Al Williamson, inks by Al Williamson and Roy Krenkel; Colonel Dane is selected to pilot a brand-new spaceship, powered by an electronic brain, which enables this vessel to be a virtual one-man war rocket; While it seems the rocketship could operate itself with no human pilot, the drawback is the ship is void of emotion: it cannot hate, it doesn't know love and it cannot create. "Time For a Change!", script by Al Feldstein, art by Joe Orlando. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Weird Science (1950 E.C.) 19
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    "The Precious Years" (art by Wally Wood); "The One Who Waits" (adapted from a Ray Bradbury story; art by Al Williamson with assistance from Frank Frazetta); "Right on the Button!" (art by Bill Elder); and "Keyed Up!" (art by Joe Orlando). One-page Bradbury biography. Classic horror in outer space cover by Wally Wood. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 45 #2
    Weird Tales (1923-1954 Pulp 1st Series) Vol. 45 #2

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    May 1953. Cover by Joseph Eberle. Horror and supernatural fiction by Leah Bodine Drake "Whisper Water", Justin Dowling, David Eynon, Donald Wandrei, Clark Ashton Smith, August Derleth "A Corner for Lucia", Felix Marti Ibanez, Garnett Radcliffe, Adam Hull Shirk, and Paul Ernst. Illustrations by Joseph Eberle, W. H. Silvey, Virgil Finlay, Jon Arfstrom, Charles A. Kennedy, and Anthony Di Giannurio. 6 3/4" x 10"; black and white; 96 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #7
    Weird Tales of the Future (1952) 7

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    Edited by Stanley Morse. Bernard Baily cover, The Mind Movers (from the art to Wolverton's Brain Bats of Venus - cut apart, pasted up, partially redrawn, and rewritten by editor Harry Kantor). Futuristic science fiction, sometimes with elements of horror—these are Weird Tales of the Future! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Weird Terror (1952) 5

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    Edited by Allen Hardy. Cover by Don Heck. Horror, suspense, and Weird Terror tales patterned after the classic EC comics. "Full Moon," art by Don Heck; Young chemistry student Alex Nome discovers a formula which changes him into a werewolf; After a killing spree he is determined to put a stop to his insanity. "Big Screen," art by Rudy Palais; Hugh Carson, inventor, develops a radio machine and gets tuned in to alien signals; He learns of an invasion to earth; Frantically Carson tries to find someone who will believe him. "Ghouls, Inc." text article; Historical account of the business of "body-snatching", providing anatomy students with corpses. "Devil's Hex," art by Pete Morisi; Sandra and Louise are fighting over the same man; Sandra disposes of Louise by destroying a voodoo-sculpture likeness of her; But Louise finds a way to haunt the murderous Sandra. "Taboos of Death" text article; Account of funeral rites all over the world. "Cadaver," art by Mannie Banks; The mortician Carl Moreno supplies old spinster Anna Mord with human body parts to humor her cannibalism; And to make him her sole heir to her riches; To speed up things Carl poisons Anna. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 78 #3
    West (1926-1953 Doubleday) Vol. 78 #3

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  • Issue #1
    Wheatley Pumper Special Oil Show Edition SC (1953) 1

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    1953 Oil Show Giveaway Promo. Cartoons by Shep, Bob Haskins, Preston, Tom Floyd, and others. Deemed too risque for mailing in the day. 4 1/2-in. x 5 1/2-in, monotone blue coloring, 128 Pages.

  • Issue #1745
    Wonder (1942-1953 AP) UK 1745

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    May 30, 1953. Adventure and humor comic strips, plus short text pieces. 9.75-in. x 13-in.; black and white; 12 newsprint pages.

  • Issue #59
    Wonder Woman (1942 1st Series DC) 59
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    1st appearance of the "Earth Two" theme. Cover by Irv Novick. "Wonder Woman's Invisible Twin," script by Robert Kanigher, art by Harry G. Peter; Wonder Woman meets the Wonder Woman from a parallel world and helps her defeat her arch-enemy Duke Dazam. Under the Mistletoe! text article. "The College of Magical Knowledge," script by Robert Kanigher, art by Harry G. Peter; Because of ancient tradtion Wonder Woman is selected to take the entrance tests for Leprechaun College. "Background to Stardom" text article. "The Million Dollar Penny," script by Robert Kanigher, art by Harry G. Peter; Joshua Whyte offers to give a million dollars to charity if Wonder Woman can change a penny into a million in twenty four hours. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    World War III (1953) 2

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  • Issue #64
    World's Finest (1941) 64
    Published May 1953 by DC.

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    Cover art by Winslow Mortimer. The Death of Lois Lane starring Superman, script by William Woolfolk, pencils by Al Plastino. The One-Armed Archer starring Green Arrow, script by Dave Wood, art by George Papp. Spy Train starring King Faraday, script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Sy Barry; King Faraday, on the trail of a killer, rides the Orient Express, where he meets a movie starlet and a camera-happy tourist. The Wyoming Kid's Pal, script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Howard Sherman. Bruce Wayne... Amateur Detective starring Batman, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris. 68 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #17
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  • Vol. 7 #3
    Zane Grey's Western Magazine (1946-1954 Dell) Vol. 7 #3

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