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Comic books July 1953

  • Vol. 30 #2
    44 Western Magazine (1937-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 30 #2

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  • Issue #56
    Ace Malloy of the Special Squadron (1952-1954 Arnold Book Company) 56

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    Art by Dudley Page. 24 pages.

  • Vol. 1 #3
    Action (1953 Picture Magazines) Vol. 1 #3

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  • Issue #182
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 182
    Published Jul 1953 by DC.
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    • Cover and first wrap detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Wayne Boring and Ray Burnley. The Return of Planet Krypton starring Superman, script by Bill Woolfolk, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. The Quiz Game of Death starring Congo Bill, script by Jack Miller, art by Ed Smalle. The Jinx Planet starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. The Amazing Crimes of the Lariat starring Vigilante, art by Bob Brown. 44 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #2
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    Volume 1, Issue 2 - July, 1953. Tabloid magazine filled with stories about romance, divorce, corruption, crime, and society. Softcover magazine, 8.5" x 10.5", 82 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #190
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 190
    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing, interrupts art and story.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Sy Barry. The Terrible Truant! starring Superboy, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. The Hunter of the Seven Seas! starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. Stand-in for 100 Convicts! starring Johnny Quick, art by Hy Mankin. Around the World in Eighty Arrows starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 44 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 21
    • Cover and centerfold detached. 2" Cumulative spine split.

    Cover art by Bill Everett. Don't Double-Cross a Witch!, art by Harry Anderson; When a man betrays a witch, she transforms him into a horse. Doctor Molnar's Corpse, pencils by Dick Ayers; A doctor conducting reanimation experiments on corpses by transferring blood has the misfortune of conducting his next experiment upon the body of a vampire. Sticks and Stones Can Break My Bones, script by Stan Lee, art by Joe Maneely; When the emperor building the Great Wall of China stakes the father of a laborer upon an anthill for leaving a hole between two bricks, the laborer gets the emperor alone and fills the hole with his head. The Lady Is a Vampire text story. Possessed!, art by Gene Colan; When a woman is possessed by an evil spirit, her suitor acquires the services of a witch to drive the spirit out. Hair I Go Again!, art by Gil Kane; A grave-robber who steals the hair off of cadavers in order to sell it to wig manufacturers is stabbed to death by a corpse who wants its hair back. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #45
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 45

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    "Death on the Wing," "The Youngest Werewolf," "Dunston's Fate," and "Death of the Mountain God." Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Cover by Ken Bald. Stories by Charles Nicholas, Pete Riss, Dick Beck, Jon Blummer, and Ed Good. Spine-chilling tales of suspense, horror, and the supernatural—prepare yourself for Adventures into the Unknown! 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Adventures into Weird Worlds (1952-1954 Marvel/Atlas) 20
    • 4.5" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.

    Edited by Stan Lee. Cover by Russ Heath. Stories by Joe Maneely, Myron Fass, Vic Dowling, and Robert McCarty. These tales of horror, sci-fi, and suspense will take you on Adventures into Alien Worlds! 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis (1952) 7

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    Written by unknown. Art by unknown. Cover by Owen Fitzgerald? Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis star in a 3-part untitled tale! Plus: Twisting the Dial profile on Groucho Marx; Tips to Teens 2-pager "Neighborhood Jinxes!"; and Willy untitled back-up story. 40 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 40 #4
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  • Issue #12
    All True Romance (1948) 12

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  • Vol. 3 #5
    Amateur Art and Camera (1950-1961 Camerarts Publishing) Magazine Vol. 3 #5

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    Volume 3, Issue 5 - July, 1953. Art and Camera Magazine is a great tool for the amateur artist. It contains articles, exposes and product reviews that you can use to your advantage while exploring creativity in the world of fine arts. 8.5" x 11", 50 pages, B&W. Contains nudity and is recommended for mature readers. Cover price $0.50.

  • Vol. 27 #5
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 27 #5

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    July 1953. Cover by Barye Phillips. Second digest-sized issue. Science fiction stories by Arthur C. Clarke, Walter M. Miller Jr., Robert Sheckley, Gordon Dewey, Curtis W. Casewit, Ivar Jorgensen, Boyd Ellanby, Graham Doar, and Harriet Frank Jr. 5-1/2 in. x 7-1/2 in.; black and white; 160 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #20
    Amazing Stories (1950-1955 Pulp) UK Edition 20

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  • Issue #5
    American Crime Magazine (1953-1955 Jatkins Publishing) Pulp 5

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  • Vol. 19 #3
    American Manhood (1953 Weider Publications) Vol. 19 #3

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  • Issue #5
    Amor Film (French 1953-1963 Editions du Carquois) 5

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    Issue #5 - July 1, 1953. Includes four-page comic strip of Romeo and Juliette. 8 1/4-in. x 11 1/4-in., 12 pages, printed using a greenish-blue ink instead of black. NOTE: French language publication.

  • Issue #4
    Anchors Andrews (1953 The Saltwater Daffy) 4

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    Final issue of the series. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 337 #1
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 337 #1

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  • Vol. 2 #1
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    Men's interest digest with comics, jokes and tasteful pin-up photography. 5" x 6.5", 98 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 5 #1
    Art Photography (1949-1958) Magazine Vol. 5 #1

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    Volume 5, Issue 1 - July, 1953. Art Photography Magazine was a men's interest publication produced from July, 1949 to December, 1958 that focused heavily on photographing the nude female form, as well as a fair amount of "cheesecake" pin-up style photography. Included are articles on how to take better photographs, product reviews of different photography equipment, and diving deeper into what makes photography a legitimate form of art. 8.5" x 10.5", 50 pages, B&W. -MATURE READERS- Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #27
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 27

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  • Issue #27
    Astonishing (1951) Canadian Edition 27

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  • Vol. 9 #7
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  • Vol. 51 #5
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 51 #5

    July 1953. Volume 50, Issue 5 - 1st printing. Science fiction stories by Hal Clement ("Mission of Gravity" part 4), Mark Clifton and Alex Apostolides, Poul Anderson, and Don Green. Illustrations by Dreany, Miller, Orban, and van Dongen. Article on steel. Cover by Miller. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.75-in.; 168 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #28
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 28
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #1482262022
  • Issue #35
    Authentic Science Fiction (1951-1957 Hamilton & Co.) 35
    • 1" Spine split from top.
  • Issue #16
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 16
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    Cover art by Jim McLaughlin. Doom Comes in Emerald Green, art by Ken Rice; Professor Montross sets up a magical slide show projecting scenes from history through the emerald of doom; He shouldn't have killed the projector's owner, because the show reveals his crime--in front of an assembly of policemen, of all things. The Witch's Vengeful Return, art by Louis Zansky; The soul of old witch Hepzibah is awakened in her descendant Nora; Nora goes on a vengeance spree, killing all descendants of those who burned Hepzibah at the stake 300 year earlier. Strands of the Faceless Horror, art by Lou Cameron; Harold Carpenter acquires a magical rug in India; The genie of the rug kills Carpenter's rival and weaves his soul into the fabric of the rug. Wings of Wickedness, art by Jim McLaughlin. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #77
    Batman (1940) 77
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jul 1953 by DC.

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    Cover by Win Mortimer. "The Crime Predictor," script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; A scientist named Edward Arvin has created a machine than can predict future events; He tries to sell his invention to the Gotham City Police Department; To test the machine, Batman and Robin follow the predicted crimes; Then they learn of a new criminal called Mr. Blank. "The Secret Star," pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; Commissioner Gordon prepares special agents to replace Batman in case anything happens to him; When Batman becomes a victim, the candidates must save Batman and capture the criminals. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. Shortchanging Swindlers article. Half-page Varsity Vic story by Henry Boltinoff. One-page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "Batman Pounds a Beat!", pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; Commissioner Gordon leaves town and puts Captain Harby in charge of the GCPD; Harby, who doesnt like Batman, summons him and Robin to patrol the city. Carelessness is No Joke! public service announcement with Peter Porkchops, script by Jack Schiff, art by Otto Feuer. 44 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Battle Stories (1952 Fawcett) 10

    36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #780
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  • Issue #781
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  • Issue #782
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  • Issue #783
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  • Vol. 12 #3
    Beauty Parade (1941-1956 Harrison Publications) Vol. 12 #3

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    Vol. 12 #3 - July 1953. Cover by Billy DeVorss. Featuring two-page pictorial entitled Pretty Larceny with seven photographs of Bettie Page. Pinups and glamour shots in two-page pictorials. 8 1/2-in. x 11 1/2-in., 50 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #4
    Beware (1953 Trojan/Merit) 4

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    Cover by William Zeller. Stories and art by Henry Kiefer, Martin Smith, Paul S. Newman, Leo Hagler, Richard Kahn, Al Gordon, Jesse Merlan and Harry Harrison. Pre-Code horror comics from Trojan Magazines. Sometimes listed as Beware (1953 Trojan) #16. Shipwrecked sailors encounter giant spiders on a deserted island. A mummy rises, or as the Table of Contents has it: "Woe be to him who deprives ancient pharaoh Ak-Ahmen of his mate! Only a live girl, shivering in terror, will placate the wrath still churning in the mouldering bones." Whew! A hunter stalking the rare Blue Gorilla learns that it is also stalking him. The cover by William Zeller is a variation of Howard Parkhurst's cover of Spicy Mystery (February 1941), a pulp also published by Trojan. The Web of Doom; The Mummy's Bride; Kill No More; Eyes of the Dead; The Murderous Presence. 32 pages, Full Color. NOTE: #16 July on cover (Actual #4 in series). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Beware Terror Tales (1952 Fawcett) 8

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    Tothish art People beign cooked-cover. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Beyond (1950 Ace) 21

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    Red Shadow of Abaddon, art by Sy Grudko; Under the alias of "Mr. Abaddon", Satan lures a young ballerina into his pact; She gets twenty years of fame, he gets her soul and has her dance for the hordes of the dead. Werewolf Blood on my Hands, pencils by Dick Beck; London file clerk Gregory Cooper wants to be a Scotland Yard detective; He helps the police stalking a rampant South African werewolf by transforming himself into one. Graveyard of Ghost Ships, art by Lou Cameron. If Flesh Could Crawl..., art by Jim McLaughlin. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #1
    Beyond Fantasy Fiction (1953-1955 Galaxy Publishing) Vol. 1 #1

    Volume 1, Issue 1 - July 1953. Fantasy anthology magazine featuring Theodore Sturgeon, Damon Knight, T.L. Sherred, Jerome Bixby, Joe E. Dean, Richard Matheson, Roger Dee, Frank M. Robinson, and James McConnell. 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 160 pages, Text (with B&W illustrations throughout) Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #17
    Billy the Kid Adventure Magazine (1950) 17
    • 3/4" Cumulative spine split.
    • Cover oxidation.

    Stories and art by Jim McArdle and E. J. Smalle. A Western adventure comic that turns the notorious real-life outlaw into a folk hero wandering the Old West. While everyone believes Billy is dead, a masked highwayman claims to be Billy the Kid, setting the real Billy on his trail. While in the hoosegow, Billy meets Luke, a young rancher falsely accused of murder, and realizes he's telling the truth. Billy and his pal Saddle Sam help medicine-show doctor Doc Hoskins and his beautiful salesgirl Kathy claim a medicinal spring during a land rush. Plus a vintage Popsicle ad in comics form featuring Major Mars ("America's #1 Space Soldier") and an offer for a "Real Rocket Water Pistol." The Crying Judge; The Ghost of Billy the Kid; The Great Land Rush; Little Guy. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #45
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 45
  • Vol. 4 #1
    Black Magic (1950-1961 Prize/Crestwood) Vol. 4 #1

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    # 25 on cover. Vol 4 No 1 inside. Cover art by Jack Kirby. Strange Old Bird!, art by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby; Did Miss Stewart find a Phoenix bird that allowed her to start her life over? The Human Cork, art by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. The Light text story. The Romantic Souls!, art by Al Eadeh. The Crash text story. Human Bloodhound!, art by Harry Lazarus. A Beast Is in the Streets!, pencils by Jack Kirby. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #66
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 66
    • 2 1/2" Cumulative spine split.
    • Ink covering spine,bleeds onto first few wraps (does not interrupt art or story). Staple rust.
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    Cover by Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera. Stories by Paul Gustavson and unknown. Art by Paul Gustavson, Reed Crandall, Chuck Cuidera and unknown. Featuring Blackhawk in: "The Red Executioner" with pencils by Reed Crandall; "The Crawler" with inks by Chuck Cuidera; and "Prisoners of Space" with inks by Cuidera. Plus: Chop Chop in an untitled back-up story by Paul Gustavson. And: 1-page text story "What Is Proof"! 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #56
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 56

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    36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Jul 1953
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp Jul 1953

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    Volume 97, Issue 3 - July 1953, 8.25" x 11", 132 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #91
    Boy Comics (1942) 91

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Norman Maurer and Charles Biro. An anthology title from publisher Lev Gleason and his primary creator, Charles Biro, featuring teen hero Crimebuster and his nemesis Iron Jaw. Sniffer and the Deadly Dozen go after sunken treasure, but Iron Jaw, as usual, shows up to complicate matters. Comics biographies of contemporary entertainers Patti Page, Julius La Rosa, Rosemary Clooney (aunt of George), and the comedy team of Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis. The space battle between the Claw's forces and the Rocketeers continues. Also featuring Lev Gleason Comics Picture Trading Cards. Sniffer and Iron Jaw: Tunnel of the Creeps; Stories of the Stars; Rocky X: The Grip of the Claw; Singing Stars; Crimebuster: The Only Witness. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    Boy Loves Girl (1952) 36

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    Stories by unknown. Art by A.C. Hollingsworth, Tom Hickey, Bob Correa and unknown. Does it pay to be a nice girl? Find out within! Featuring these A True Love Story tales: "Strange Triangle"; "My Cast-Off Love"; and "Take My Love"! Also featuring "Stormy Romance"! Plus: "Do You Need Advice?" letters page by Agnes Holmes. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 49 #1
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  • Issue #31
    Bugs Bunny (1952-1980 Dell/Gold Key) 31

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    Comic book adventures of the famous Warner Bros. cartoon character Bugs Bunny. Bugs Bunny in "The Rocketing Radish" and two untitled stories. Issue also has one-page gag strips. No story/art credits given. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.