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Comic books September 1953

  • Vol. 3 #1
    Football Stories (1937-1953 Fiction House) Pulp Vol. 3 #1

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  • Issue #21
    Forbidden Worlds (1952) 21

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    Cover by Ken Bald. Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Art by Dick Beck, Leo Morey, Edvard Moritz, Art Gates and Edmond Good. An anthology series featuring tales of fantasy, horror, and science fiction from legendary early independent comics publisher ACG. A professor under the mental domination of the Ant Master becomes a human ant, making for a great cover; A couple moves into an old house and begins receiving strange and sinister letters; A desperate writer becomes unwittingly involved with an ancient death cult. The Ant Master!; Killers Burial; Letters from the Unknown!; The Pharaohs Ruby; The Bubbling Pit; Deity of Death. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #495
    Four Color (1942 Series 2) 495
    • Centerfold detached.
    • Staple rust.
    • Cover detached, 3" cumulative spine split.
    • Oxidation. Residue.
    • Centerfold and cover detached.
    • Cover detached at one staple. 4" spine split from bottom. Staple rust/migration.
    • 1" spine split from bottom. Centerfold detached.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing, interrupts art and story.
    • Interior is complete. Extensive accumulation of defects.
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    Cover art by Carl Barks. Horseradish Treasure; Scrooge is faced with the loss of his entire fortune to Chisel McSue because, many years before, an ancestor of Scrooge's failed to deliver a case of horseradish to Jamaica, and then failed to give all his property to McSue's ancestor, as provided in a contract; Scrooge can save his fortune only by fulfilling the terms of the original contract, and the ducks set out in a small sailing ship to find the horseradish, which was on a ship that sank in the Caribbean. The Round Money Bin; For safety's sake, Scrooge has his coins changed into greenbacks and stores them in an old water tank, but this fails to stop the Beagle Boys. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Frankenstein Comics (1945) 26
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    • 3" Cumulative spine split.

    Stories and art by Dick Briefer and Marvin Stein. Cover by Dick Briefer. Prize Comics revives Dick Briefer's Frankenstein series in line with the horror trends of the Pre-Code 1950s. The Monster gets caught up in a mad whaler's obsessive search for his prey. Mortimer Nash is compelled to kill whenever he sees the moon. A crook meets a strange little man who offers to grant wishes...for a price. The Battle of the Monsters; Haunted Car; Moon Madness; Polio Facts for 1953; Four Wishes. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #55
    Frisky Animals (1951) 55
    Published Sep 1953 by Star.

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Mickey Klar Marks, Jim Adams and Al Fago. Funny-animal hijinks from Star Publications. Professor Ratzoff tells Super Cat he wants to test his strength, but really he wants to do away with the superhero. A rabbit con man tries to swindle Icicle Ike the penguin out of his paycheck. Kittens Tick, Tack and Toe sneak backstage at a magician's show and unleash more magic than they can handle. Super Cat; Zany Giraffe; Busy Beavers; Icicle Ike; The Fairy Queen; Tick, Tack and Toe; Bill and Koo; Puzzle Page. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Frontline Combat (1951) 14
    Published Sep 1953 by EC.

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    "Albatross" (art by Wally Wood), "Bonhomme Richard" (art by Joe Kubert), "Immelman" (art by George Evans), and "Whupped" (script and art by Jack Davis). Wood cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Fun Time (1953) 3

    Reprints Monkeyshines Comics (1944) #21 and #23. Vincent Fago cover reprinted from Monkeyshines Comics (1944) #23. Contains funny animal stories. In order of appearance: "Pat and Mike" and "Funny Bunny" art by Hal Lockwood; "Tuffy Bear" art by Vincent Fago; "Professor Penguin" and "Nutty Squirrel" art by Hal Lockwood; "Pete the Peke"; "Marmaduke Monk" art by Hal Lockwood; "Pat and Mike" art by Vincent Fago; "Nutty Squirrel" art by Irving Dressler; "Funny Bunny"; "Puzzle Page" by A. W. Nugent; "Tuffy Bear"; "Marmaduke Monk" art by Hal Lockwood; "Drawing Tricks" activity page by A. W. Nugent; "Pete the Peke" art by Grant; and "Higby Pig". "Gags and Giggles by Funny Bunny" and "Chestnuts Gathered by Nutty Squirrel" joke pages. 100 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #2
    Funny Tunes (1953 Avon) 2

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    Art by Frank Carin and others. Cover by Frank Carin. Funny-animal stories for kids from publisher Avon, featuring Space Mouse, Peter Rabbit, Merry Mouse and their friends. Peter and Dazy find a treasure map in a bottle during a boating trip; Merry Mouse chases the Porky Gang while working as Sheriff of Sioux City; Space Mouse sets out to rescue Mother Goose from kidnappers. Out of Focus; Deep-Sea Treasure; The Sheriff of Sioux City; Sammy Squirrel's Slip-up!; Out of this World; Cicero Gets the Bird; Hair-Raising Story; Rope Dope; Strange Beings. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Future Science Fiction (1952) UK 11

    British Edition. Science Fiction and adventures stories featuring "Dust Thou Art.." by Kris Neville. 7-in. x 9 3/4-in., 98 pages, black and white.

  • Vol. 4 #3
    Future Science Fiction (1952-1960 Columbia Publications) Pulp Vol. 4 #3

    Volume 4, Issue 3- September 1953. Science Fiction and adventures stories featuring "Dust Thou Art.." by Kris Neville. 7-in. x 10-in. 96 newsprint pages B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #2
    Gabby (1953) 2
    Tags: Archie
    Published Sep 1953 by Quality.

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  • Issue #4
    Gandy Goose (1953) 4

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  • Issue #35
    Gang Busters (1948) 35
    Published Sep 1953 by DC.

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    Cover art by Leonard Starr. Too Hot to Hide, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Ray Burnley. Pawnshop Policeman, pencils by Jerry Grandenetti, inks by Ray Burnley. The Reckless Rancher, art by Bill Ely. Desperate Manhunt, art by Leonard Starr. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 12 #2
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  • Issue #79
    Gene Autry Comics (1946-1959 Dell) 79

    Comic book featuring the famous singing cowboy hero Gene Autry. Gene Autry photo cover. Gene Autry ring ad. "The Town of Missing Men"; Every man in the desert town of Perez has disappeared; Gene and Whiskers find the missing men, but trouble with other men, looking for a buried treasure. "The Grandma Bandit," art by Nicholas Firfires; Has an old grandma turned bank robber, or a bank robber tuned grandma, with bodyguard?; Gene consider both, and someone gets uneasy. "The Blue, Blue Lagoon" text story, art by Tony Sgroi. "A quick Solution," art by Sparky Moore; When the Sheriff is strong enough to carry a man by himself, and a bird comes in his way, anything might happen. Homes on the Range article, art by August Lenox. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #120
    Ghostly Weird Stories (1953) 120

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Jay Disbrow, Bob Webb and Lee Loeb. Pre-Code tales of horror and monsters, formerly called Blue Bolt Weird Tales of Terror. Numbering continues from Blue Bolt (1949) #119. A comics artist responds accordingly when his editor says the audience wants horror, not science fiction. Jungle hero Jo-Jo and Tanee investigate a cursed native idol that causes agony and death to any who touch it. A strange vase purchased at an antique shop kills any plant placed in it, and getting rid of it isn't that easy. Night-Monster; The Mummy's Hand; The Ring and the Skeleton; The Vengeful Phantom; Jo-Jo: Ghostly Idol; The Djinni of Bazra; The Garden of Horror. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    GI Combat (1952) 9
    Published Sep 1953 by DC.
    • Heavy cover oxidation.
    • 3" cumulative spine split, cover detached.
    • 1.5" Cumulative spine split.

    September 1953: Cover by Dick Dillin and Charles Cuidera; "Devil Raiders," 9 pages; "Get That Tank," 6 pages; "Bombing of Kaewan," 7 pages; "The Reds Died Screaming," 1 page text story; "Guerilla Killers," 6 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    GI Jane (1953) 3
    Published Sep 1953 by Stanhall.

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  • Issue #25
    GI Joe (1951 Ziff Davis) 25

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    Painted cover art by Clarence Doore. The Last Letter starring G.I. Joe, art by Mike Suchorsky; Mail call!--Letters from home, and for Pvt. Elkins, maybe the last letter. Officer Material starring The Yardbirds, pencils by Dan DeCarlo. Blue Plate Knock-Out starring G.I. Joe, art by Mike Suchorsky. Reserved- G.I.'s Only humor page by Jack O'Brien. The Two-Leaf Clover starring G.I. Joe, art by Mike Suchorsky; Sgt. Mulvaney appears as an Irish leprechaun. Fall Out for Laffs humor page by Jim Miele. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #91
    Giggle Comics (1943) 91

    Stories by Dan Gordon and Hubie Karp. Art by Ken Hultgren, Harris Steinbrook, Ken Champlin, Lynn Karp 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 Spook gets so lonely that he parties with the spirits in the liquor cabinet; The Duke and the Dope investigate disappearing paintings at the museum and stumble on a crooked scheme; Anthony the Rogue discusses his nightlife. Spencer Spook; The Duke and the Dope; An Open and Shut Case; Desert Gold; Fenwell Fox; Free-Wheeling Mischief; Anthony, the Rogue; Teddy. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Ginger (1951) 7

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  • Issue #22
    Girls' Romances (1950) 22
    Published Sep 1953 by DC.

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  • Issue #91
    Ha Ha Comics (1943) 91
    Published Sep 1953 by ACG.

    Art by Jack Bradbury and others. Funny-animal mayhem from Creston, an imprint of independent publisher ACG, with art by cartooning legend Dan Gordon. Hurry Hare discovers a giant carrot in Willie Watchdogs garden; A dog is scandalized when his son falls in love with a cat. Robespierre; Hurry Hare and Willie Watchdog; Izzy and Dizzy; Snooper. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Haunted Thrills (1952) 11

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    Pre-Code horror comics from Ajax-Farrell and their anonymous talents. A strange rain of blood is centered on a man who framed a romantic rival for murder. Two embezzlers fight to the death, but the story doesn't end there. The truth about a pirate's cursed treasure is uncovered by horror host The Hexmaster. Blood in the Sky; Death at the Throttle; The Stranger in the Sky; Dead Man's Chest; Out of the Grave. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #6
    He (1953-1959) Vol. 1 #6
    He (1953-1959) Vol. 1 #6
    Published Sep 1953 by UNKNOWN.

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  • Vol. 1 #6
    He the Magazine For Men (1953-1959 HE Publications) Vol. 1 #6

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    Volume 1, Issue 6 - September 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 #3
    Homer Hooper (1953) 3
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1992075008

    Scripts by Stan Lee. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #83
    Hopalong Cassidy (1943 Fawcett/DC) 83

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  • Issue #7
    Horrific (1952) 7

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    Cover by Don Heck. Stories and art by Marty Elkin, Rudy Palais, Leonard Sanger, Ed Green and Don Heck. Pre-Code horror comics by the talents at the Iger Shop. Glass figurines in a Munich shop resemble missing women a little too exactly. A lost explorer in Africa is rediscovered, and reveals the truth about shrunken heads. An escaped killer is sheltered by strange jungle goddess Repta, who can command the animals, yet he can't help trying to steal her ruby necklace. Also featuring a cover by future Marvel legend Don Heck. Shrink; Rain of Death; Steel Trap; Shrunken Skull; The She-Beast; Death Song! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Horrors (1953) 14
    Published Sep 1953 by Star.

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    L.B. Cole cover. All stories reprinted from Famous Crimes (1948) #15. In order of appearance: "Born Rotten" reprinted without first story page; "Blue-White-Coker Axler"; and "The Chain of Death" art by Pat Masulli. "Percy the Chef" text story reprinted from Everybody's Comics (1947 Fox Giant) #0. Indicia states "THE HORRORS". 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 18

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    Cover by Ruben Moreira. "Dance of Doom!," art by Leonard Starr; The ambitious dancer Darius sabotages the stage and sees to it that two rival colleagues are crippled. "The Bravest Man Alive!," pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Ray Burnley; Two men, the American Emmet Carlton and the French Franz Dubois, claim to be the bravest man alive; They meet in Paris for a decisive battle. "How Safe is Your Driving?" public service announcement with Buzzy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. "Devil Bird!," art by Ruben Moreira; Jules Diero kills a man and is led by the talking bird Jabez to a hidden treasure. "The Mechanical Mind!," art by Howard Sherman; Sam Larkin poisons professor Hartford and hooks the scientists brain to a mechanical thinking machine to calculate gambling odds. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Howdy Doody (1950) 24
    Published Sep 1953 by Dell.
  • Vol. 14 #3
    Ideal Love (1941-1960 Double-Action) Pulp Vol. 14 #3

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  • Vol. 2 #4
    If Worlds of Science Fiction (1952 Pulp Digest) Vol. 2 #4

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    Sept 1953. Science fiction stories by James Blish, Philip K. Dick, Robert Ernest Gilbert, James McKimmey Jr., W.W. Skupeldyckle, and Leslie Perri. Wrap-around cover by Ken Fagg. 5.25-in. x 7.5-in.; black and white; 120 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 4 #8
    Imagination (1950 Digest) Vol. 4 #8

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

  • Vol. 1 #3
    Impact (1953 Macfadden) Vol. 1 #3

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  • Issue #11
    Indian Chief (1951) 11
    Published Sep 1953 by Dell.

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    Painted cover art. "The Trail of the Wolverine" text story by George Haas. "Son of the Sea Chief," art by Albert Micale; The Kwakiutl seek revenge on the "Siwash." "A Warrior's Choice"; When Wild Horse is injured falling from his horse, he is nursed back to health by the peaceful basket weavers of the mesa; But his Apache brothers want him to betray the basket weavers. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Intimate Secrets of Romance (1953) 1

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Romance comics from L. B. Cole's Star Publications. Waitress Betty is torn between steady Phil and bad-boy Chester, who proposes taking her away from her workaday life, but Chester has a dark secret. Celia loves Drew, but when he gets into a fight with her ex Mike, it gets into the papers and causes a scandal that may scuttle their romance. A woman finds herself trying to quit a man, but he's not easy to get over. Also featuring a vintage ad for the Space Patrol Kit. My False Love; Scandal Followed Me!!!; Love Was a Habit. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #79
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 79
  • Issue #15
    Journey into Fear (1951) 15

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    Return of the Ghoul; the thing from the grave stalks a helpless town. Corpse in Make-up; a man who had plotted murder tries to escape the faceless corpse. Strangling Shadows text story. Her Lips Dripped Blood; Bill and his wife Betty move into her family estate in the New England countryside; Betty later finds out about the curse of a werewolf that has plagued the area for decades and discovers the connection with her own family bloodline after finding out her dead grandfather had been a werewolf. Revenge So Evil. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Journey into Mystery (1952) 12

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    Cover by Carl Burgos. "A Night in Dragmoor Castle!!," script by Carl Wessler, art by Al Eadeh; A thief meets a girl who works as a maid at a castle and convinces her to help him rob the place so that they can acquire enough money to return to America together. "The Lost Continent" text story. "A Witch in Love," art by Dick Briefer; A witch, who has never seen a man before, one night leaves the forest for the nearby town only to mistakenly fall in love with a statue in the town square. "All About Mars," art by Pablo Ferro; An ugly man decides to build a rocket to take him to Mars, but the Martians are even more repulsive than he is, so they flee from him in disgust. "The Sight of the Ghost!," art by Tony DiPreta; A ghost in the forest comes across a boy trapped in a pit, but everyone who sees him is too frightened to lend aid. "The Strange Boy," art by Ed Goldfarb; A greedy couple gain custody of a small boy, who survives a fire, in hope of extracting a reward from relatives when they are located. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Journey into Unknown Worlds (1951 2nd Series) 22

    Cover art by Bill Everett. The Death House, art by Russ Heath. Two Frightened People!, art by John Romita. The Changeling! text story. Polio Precautions public service announcement. Davey and His Dame, art by Cal Massey; a story featuring the mythical spirit of the deep Davey Jones. The Devil's Day Off!, script by Stan Lee, art by Joe Maneely; Satan makes the mistake of visiting a Communist nation on his day off. Upon his return to Hell, he orders his imps and devils to send every new arrival up to the communists for a few days, because "then they'll know what hell really is!" Too Timid to Live, pencils by John Forte, inks by Matt Fox. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #160
    Jungle Comics (1940 Fiction House) 160
    • Cover detached.
    • 3" spine split from base of comic.

    "King Fang"; Kaänga's ape friend, Koonda is taken captive by hunters; Kaänga frees him and follows him back to his band where Koodna must fight to re-establish himself as king. "The Bone Bender" Jungle Mysteries story; A man is determined to watch a secret medical treatment and pays a high price. "The Courage of Kaambi" text story by John Lindstrom. Untitled Jungle Patrol story, art by Ruben Moreira; Kip and Shadow help free Marcia from her kidnappers. Untitled Jungle Tales story; Jim gives a brief natural history of the crocodile. Untitled story, art by Maurice Whitman; Tiger Girl exposes the forbidden Bakete Society and frees a young woman accused of witchcraft. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 5 #9
    Jungle Stories (1938-1954 Fiction House) Pulp 2nd Series Vol. 5 #9

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  • Issue #40
    Justice Comics (1948) 40
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  • Issue #54
    Justice Traps the Guilty (1947) 54

    Cover by Marvin Stein. Art by Marvin Stein and Mort Meskin. Pioneering crime comic Justice Traps the Guilty was produced by the studio of comics legends Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, creators of Captain America. After his father is killed by cops, a kid grows up to become a hood with a grudge against the law. A panhandler goes to work for a mobster and gets in over his head. A gangster doesn't know he killed his mob boss's brother. Racket Guy!; The Panhandler!; Hoods Die Young!; Closeups; Fatal Mistake. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Kaanga (1949) 16

    Cover art by Maurice Whitman. Untitled story, art by Maurice Whitman; Captain Rawls of the colonial police and asks Kaänga to assist him in locating the Blanton-Becker party; During their pursuit, they are attacked by a mammoth. "The Fifth Ace" text story by A. J. Castanon. "The Cave-Man Valley," art by Maurice Whitman; Kaänga and his party enter a volcano through an entrance blasted by Becker; They discover that the jungle inside the volcano is home to many prehistoric monsters; They also find that Becker had imprisoned his partners, the Blanton's, and was looting the golden idols of the jungle. "The Men with Tails"; An anthropological expedition discovers a human tribe with tails. Untitled Sheena story, art by Robert Webb. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Kathy (1949 1st Series) 16

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    Art Saaf cover. Last pre-Code issue. Contains teen humor stories. In order of appearance: "Kathy in 'The Newsboy'" art by Art Saaf; "I Wanted to Be an Artist!" comic advertisement from Art Instruction, Inc.; "Bingo in 'Love Match'"; and "Kathy in 'Nurse to You'" and "Ginny in 'Easy As Pie!'" art by Art Saaf. "Kiss for Keeps: A Man Grows Up When He Goes to College, But a Girl Does, Too!" illustrated text story by Margaret Isbell. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Katy Keene (1949-61) 12
    • 3 1/2" cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.
  • Issue #1
    Kid Carrots (1953) 1