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Comic books August 1953

  • Vol. 47 #4
    10 Story Western Magazine (1936-1954 Popular) Pulp Vol. 47 #4

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  • Issue #19
    Abbott and Costello (1948 St. John) 19
    • 3" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached.
  • Vol. 1 #4
    Action (1953 Picture Magazines) Vol. 1 #4

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  • Issue #183
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 183
    Published Aug 1953 by DC.

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    Cover art by Al Plastino. The Perfect Plot to Kill Superman, art by Al Plastino. The Stamp of Doom starring Congo Bill, script by Jack Miller, art Ed Smalle. How to Spend a Summer Week! starring Binky, script by Jack Schiff, art Win Mortimer. The Showboat of Space starring Tommy Tomorrow, art Jim Mooney. The Jinx Saddle starring Vigilante, art by Bob Brown. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #4
    Adam (1952-1954 Knight Publishing) 1st Series Vol. 1 #4

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  • Vol. 127 #2
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular) Pulp Vol. 127 #2

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  • Issue #191
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 191
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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The Two Clark Kents starring Superboy, pencils by Curt Swan. The Aqua-Cop of the Sea starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. How to Spend a Summer Week! public service announcement starring Binky, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. The Impossible Deliveries starring Johnny Quick, art by Ralph Mayo. Varsity Vic humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The King of the Ivory Raiders starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 44 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Adventures into Darkness (1952) 11

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    In order of appearance: "Mission From the Grave" art by Mike Sekowsky; "Rider in the Storm" reprinted in Haunted Horror (2012 IDW) #4 and Haunted Horror: The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics HC (2013-2017 IDW) #2-1ST; "The Finger of Guilt" art by John Celardo, reprinted in Haunted Horror (2012 IDW) #16; "Trophies of Doom" art by Nick Cardy, reprinted in Seduction of the Innocent 3-D (1985) #2, Haunted Horror (2012 IDW) #8, and Haunted Horror: The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics HC (2013-2017 IDW) #3-1ST; "The Bride of Death" art by Jack Katz; and "The Bread of Madness". "Call of the Werewolf: Jody Had a Date with the Dentist, But a Nightmare Preceded It..." illustrated text story by Jim Hendryx. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 22

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    Edited by Stan Lee. Cover by Carl Burgos. Stories by Russ Heath, Paul Reinman, Stan Lee, Joe Maneely, Paul S. Newman, Chuck Winter, Bill Benulis, and Jack Abel. Weird tales of horror and suspense—prepare yourself for Adventures into Terror! 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #46
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 46

    Breakthrough, art by Harry Lazarus. Five Found Death, art by Art Gates. The Vengeance of Oswald Foop, inks by Lin Streeter; Sam Catlett, a ventriloquist, steals an ancient Egyptian puppet and uses it as his dummy, but the dummy has plans of its own. The Demon Master, pencils by Pete Riss. Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Cover by Ken Bald. Stories by Harry Lazarus, Art Gates, Al Camy, Lin Streeter, Pete Riss, and Ken Bald. 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 #21
    Adventures into Weird Worlds (1952-1954 Marvel/Atlas) 21

    Edited by Stan Lee. Cover by Sol Brodsky. Stories by Myron Fass, Sam Kweskin, Stan Lee, John Romita, Jim Mooney, John Forte, and Matt Fox. 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 #22
    Adventures of Bob Hope (1950) 22
    • Interior complete. Full length spine split. Missing back cover with front cover taped to book.

    Cover art by Owen Fitzgerald. Untitled Bob Hope story, script by Cal Howard, art by Owen Fitzgerald; Bob convinces Mrs. Peabody to finance him as a cross-channel swimmer. House ad for DC's Editorial Advisory Board. Untitled Bob Hope story, script by Cal Howard, art by Owen Fitzgerald; Bob continues his pretense of being a cross-channel swimmer on a passenger ship to England. Comic strip ad for Joe Lowe Corporation's Popsicles, art by Sam Glankoff. Untitled Bob Hope story, script by Cal Howard, art by Owen Fitzgerald; Mrs. Peabody forces Bob to swim. Honey in Hollywood one-pager by Henry Boltinoff. Entertainment news column giving the scoop on Hank Williams, Jackie Gleason, and Arthur Godfrey. 44 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (1952) 10

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    "Secret of the Lost River!" After a cave-in, Rex rescues Danny Dennis and his friend Sue from a bear and a bat. Also includes: "Monkey Business on the Briny Deep!" (starring Detective Chimp); "Trail of the Striped Terror!" (starring Rex); and "Hunting Dogs." Script by Robert Kanigher and John Broome, pencils by Gil Kane and Irwin Hasen, inks by Sy Barry, Joe Giella, and Bernard Sachs. Cover by Kane and Barry. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    All American Men of War (1952) 6
    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #1240498001
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Minor color touch. Cover detached. 1" spine split from bottom.

    "Jungle Killers," "Operation Tall Tales," "Devil Dogs of Chateau Thierry" (pencils by Gene Colan?), and "Ghost Squadron." Edited by Whitney Ellsworth. Cover by Irv Novick. Stories by Robert Kanigher, Irv Novick, Joe Giella, Bill Woolfolk, Gene Colan, Joe Giella, Irwin Hasen, Nat Barnett, Ross Andru, and Mike Esposito. Adventure tales of war and the military, including some humor—go into combat with All American Men of War! 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Andy Panda (1953 Dell) 20

    Walter Lantz' Andy Panda. Stories by Carl Fallberg and various. Art by Lynn Karp. Featuring three untitled tales, plus 1-page untitled stories on the inside front cover and the back cover! Starring Andy Panda, Charlie Chicken and Mr. Clutchit! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #63
    Archie (1943) 63
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    • 8" cumulative spine split.
  • Vol. 337 #2
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 337 #2

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  • Issue #5308
    Arizona Highways 5308
    Published Aug 1953

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    August 1953. Publication of the Arizona Highway Department featuring stories and art with Western themes. In this issue: Ansel Adams; life among the Hopis; Charles M. Russell art; and more. 9-in. x 12-in.; part color, part black and white; 40 pages on white paper. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #28
    Astonishing (1951) 28

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    Cover art by Sol Brodsky. Age Before Beauty, art by Sid Lawrence; A 45 year old man lands on a planet and marries a woman who is 21. No Evidence!, art by Louis Ravielli; A communist spy who steals state secrets by swallowing them and then getting his stomach pumped swallows a concentrated atomic energy capsule which burns a gaping hole through his belly. The End of the World!, art by Al Eadeh; An alien pacifist attempts to disguise himself as an earthling and warn the president of impending alien attack, but fails. Death Where is thy Sting, art by Don Perlin. The Hidden Planet!, art by Robert Q. Sale. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 51 #6
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 51 #6

    Aug 1953. Volume 50, Issue 6 - 1st printing. Science fiction stories by Poul Anderson, Chan Davis, Mark Clifton and Alex Apostolides, Lee Correy, and Richard Ashby. Illustrations by Stockwell, Miller, Orban, and van Dongen. Article on steel. Cover by van Dongen. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.75-in.; 168 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #36
    Authentic Science Fiction (1951-1957 Hamilton & Co.) 36

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  • Issue #9
    Best of the West (1951 A-1 Comics) 9

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    (A-1 Comics #85) Cover by Fred Meagher, Fred Guardineer, Dick Ayers and Frank Bolle. Edited by Raymond C. Krank. Art by Fred Meagher, Fred Guardineer, Frank Bolle and Dick Ayers. Sometimes listed as A1 Comics (1944 Life's Romances) #85. Part of A1 Comics, an anthology from Magazine Enterprises with content that varied from month to month. This issue featured tales of Old West heroes. Steve Brand, secretly the Durango Kid, is suspected of being Deadshot Jones, a sniper who is terrorizing the town; Bad-girl art as bandit queen The Wildcat tries to convince Redmask to help plan her robberies; Straight Arrow meets the Hunter, a big-game hunter who's started hunting humans. The Lair of the Wildcat; The Hunted; Last Stand of Deadshot Jones; The Ghost Stagecoach! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 3 #6
    Best Western (1951-1957 Stadium) 2nd Series Vol. 3 #6

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  • Vol. 1 #2
    Beyond Fantasy Fiction (1953-1955 Galaxy Publishing) Vol. 1 #2

    September 1953. Cover by Richard Powers. Fantasy stories: "The Wall Around the World" by Theodore R. Cogswell, "The Dream Makers" by Robert Bloch, "The King of the Elves" by Philip K. Dick, "Wire-Haired Radical" by Joseph Shallit, "Can Such Beauty Be?" by Jerome Bixby, "Talent" by Theodore Sturgeon, "A Little Pile" by M. C. Pease, "How Do I Do?" by John Wyndham, "And Not Quite Human" by Joe L. Hensley, "Kid Stuff" by Isaac Asimov and "The Goddess On the Street Corner" by Margaret St. Clair. 160 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #1
    Bible Tales for Young Folks/People (1953) 1

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  • Issue #45
    Black Cat Mystery (1951 Harvey) 45

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    Classic colorama by Powell Nostrand art Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #67
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 67

    Cover by Reed Crandall. Stories by Paul Gustavson and unknown. Art by Paul Gustavson, Reed Crandall, Dick Dillin and unknown. Featuring Blackhawk in: "Death Rides the Guided Missle" with art by Reed Crandall; "The Weapon of Doom"; and "Who Is the Future Fuehrer?" with pencils by Dick Dillin. Plus: Chop Chop in an untitled back-up story by Paul Gustavson. And: 1-page text story "Dedication to Death"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #57
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 57

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  • Vol. 97 #4
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp Vol. 97 #4

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  • Issue #92
    Boy Comics (1942) 92

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Norman Maurer, Robert Martinott, Kenneth Landau 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 use Egghead's new ventriloquism to set a trap for Iron Jaw. A comics biography of Cuban boxing legend Kid Gavilan. With help from the traitorous Arnold, Claw captures the Rocketeers and tries to force them to reveal Earth's defense plans. Also featuring Lev Gleason Comics Picture Trading Cards. Sniffer and Iron Jaw: Horses Don't Lie; Kid Gavilan; Rocky X: The Claw's Revenge; The Telemeter--Forerunner of the Push-Button Age; Crimebuster: The Kickback. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    Boy Loves Girl (1952) 37

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    Cover by Fred Kida. Stories by unknown. Art by Al Wenzel, Charlie Tomsey and Dan Loprino. Featuring these A True Love Story tales: "I Was the Other Woman"; "Fight for Your Love"; "Too Many Tears"; and "I Paid for My Mistake"! Plus: "Do You Need Advice?" letters page by Agnes Holmes. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 10 #8
    Broadway Laughs (1951) Vol. 10 #8

    Art and cover by Bill Wenzel. Adult cartoons and jokes. 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in. 94 pages B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #2
    Buck Duck (1953) 2
    Published Aug 1953 by Atlas.
    • Full spine split (some tape).
  • Issue #50
    Buzzy (1944) 50
    Tags: Archie
    Published Aug 1953 by DC.
    • Cover detached at one staple. Superman mentioned on cover.

    Cover art by Graham Place. Get a Box Seat to Nature's Wonders public service announcement starring Buzzy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. Untitled story, art by Graham Place; Buzzy tries to get a job as a bill collector. The Birthday Present, art by Graham Place; Susie gets Buzzy two ties for his birthday and then gets mad every time he isn't wearing the other one. Teen Teasers activity page by Martin Naydel. Varsity Vic humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #147
    Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 147

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  • Issue #11
    Casper the Friendly Ghost (1952 2nd Series Harvey) 11

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    2nd appearance of Spooky. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #6
    Cavalier (1952-1992 Fawcett-DuGent) Vol. 1 #6

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    Volume 1, Issue 6 - August 1953. Men's interest magazine featuring War, Hunting, and Adventure stories, along with cartoons, and in later issues Pictorials. This issue features articles on Tony DeSpirito, a record breaking Horse Jockey, The Underworld of Sex, and the One Trick You Need for Self-Defence! 8 1/2-in. x 11-in. 90 Pages B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #16
    Cisco Kid (1951 Dell) 16
    Published Aug 1953 by Dell.

    "The Stockmen of Longhorn" and "The White Masked Bandit." Painted cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Classics Illustrated 110 A Study in Scarlet (1953) 1
    • Staple rust with migration.

    A Study in Scarlet, 1st printing, Painted Cover. Sherlock Holmes stars in "A Study in Scarlet" and "The Adventure of the Speckled Band." Art by Seymour Moskowitz. Comic book adaptation of the classic detective story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that introduced Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson to the world. Issue also has an comic book adaptation of another Sherlock Holmes story, "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" and a text biography on Doyle and text stories on "Our American Heritage" and "Stories from the World of Sports." (HRN 111, with 8/53 date). Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 1 #5
    Climax (1953 Macfadden 1st Series) Vol. 1 #5

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    Volume 1, Issue 5 - August 1953. Men's interest magazine focusing on war and adventure stories, along with buxom beauties. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in. 98 pages B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #11
    Combat Casey (1952) 11
    Published Aug 1953 by Atlas.

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  • Issue #15
    Combat Kelly (1951 Atlas) 15

    Four stories; all art by Davy Berg (better known as Dave Berg from his work with MAD magazine). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3000
    Comic Cuts (1934) 3000
    Published Aug 1953 by H.L. Baker.

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    August 1, 1953. Comics (Robin Hood, humorous strips) and short text pieces. 9.75-in. x 13-in.; 12 newsprint pages.

  • Issue #3001
    Comic Cuts (1934) 3001
    Published Aug 1953 by H.L. Baker.

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    August 8, 1953. Comics (Robin Hood, humorous strips) and short text pieces. 9.75-in. x 13-in.; 12 newsprint pages.

  • Issue #3002
    Comic Cuts (1934) 3002
    Published Aug 1953 by H.L. Baker.

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    August 15, 1953. Comics (Robin Hood, humorous strips) and short text pieces. 9.75-in. x 13-in.; 12 newsprint pages.

  • Issue #3004
    Comic Cuts (1934) 3004
    Published Aug 1953 by H.L. Baker.

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    August 29, 1953. Comics (Robin Hood, humorous strips) and short text pieces. 9.75-in. x 13-in.; 12 newsprint pages.

  • Issue #6
    Confessions of Love (1953 Star Pulbications) 6

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Lee Loeb, Paul Parker and H. T. Elmo. Romance comics from L. B. Cole's Star Publications. A middle-class girl falls for wealthy banking heir Johnny, but he only has eyes for her rich friend Emily. How some of the stranger modern marriage customs originated. Lynn is wooed by Bill after losing her first husband, but when her mother falls ill, Lynn learns Bill's true nature, in a story originally printed with the more lurid title "My Two Wedding Rings." My Jealous Heart; Origin of Marriage Customs; Was I Bad??; Romanswers; I Suffered For Love. Actually the final issue under this title; issues #11-14 were printed before issue #4. Series continues as Confessions of Romance (1953) #7. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #125
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 125

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Carl Wessler and Charles Biro. The title that launched the crime comics genre, Crime Does Not Pay was noted for its violent pre-Code content and lurid tales of underworld life. The story of Frank Nash, called "the most successful bank robber in U.S. history," until the Kansas City Massacre. A convict has a change of heart during a breakout and saves a prison guard. The Hair-Raising Career of Massacre Mad Frank Nash; The End of the Line; Strange Criminals; Crime Oddities; The Case of the X-Rayed Killer. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Crime Suspenstories (1950-55 E.C. Comics) 18

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    Cover art by Johnny Craig. "Fall Guy for Murder," script by William Gaines (plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (plot, script), art by Johnny Craig; Harry calls in his good friend, best man and private-eye, Gregg Saunders, to investigate the sudden disappearance of his wife, Edith; He finds a clue in a murder mystery novel called "Fall Guy For Murder." "Juice for the Record!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Bill Elder; Seeing his only son involved with shady criminal elements, old Pop Martin tries to persuade his son to get away from that element and turn to decent pursuits; When he refuses and is shot by a crook that he supposedly swindled, Pop decides to record a confession implicating himself as the murderer of a crook giving Richie a hard time. "Eight Bar Rest," script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Marie Severin; Sure that his counselor-at-law can get him off on a temporary insanity plea, Barney tells his attorney in the prison cell block how he was hired, along with fellow musician Ernie Treble, to play a gig at a local club; but Ernie was a fanatic for facts, and every time the duo broke into song, Ernie would bore Barney to death with facts. "Frozen Assets!", script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; Lovers Mort and Helen, wanting to insure that Helen's husband (and thus her as well) would receive his aunt's $200,000+ inheritance, murder the husband and hide him away in a freezer, awaiting the aunt's death. "From Here to Insanity," script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Al Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Reed Crandall; A homicidal maniac, having committed several murders of young women because they could identify him, takes up residence in an old woman's apartment in order not to be discovered by the police. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    Dagwood Comics (1950) 33

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