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Comic books September 1953

  • 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. 4 #8
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  • 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.

  • Vol. 8 #44A
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    September 1953 - "Give Me Back My Man!" Cover price $0.15.

  • 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 #46
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  • Issue #79
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 79

    Cover by Ham Fisher. Stories and art by Ham Fisher. The amiable boxer strip resumes its focus on boxing as the Korean conflict winds down. An out-of-shape Joe must defend his championship from young, hungry Freddie Russell. Then Joe breaks a mirror right before the fight. Plus a history of boxing. Curtains For the Champ?; Joe's In Trouble; Hollywood Films Joe's First Meeting With Ann; Rumpus; Hector the Director; Athlete's Feat; In This Corner. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • 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
  • Issue #30
    Kid Colt Outlaw (1948) 30

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    Untitled story, art by Jack Keller; Blaine Dawson, son of Clint Dawson who owns the Double D Ranch, is out with the cattle hands keeping the cattle in line when they are attacked by cattle rustlers lead by a man named Lasher; Despite Blaine's best efforts, Lasher and his men manage to steal the cattle and flee; Blaine then rushes home to his father, leaving the ranch hands to discuss the tension between Clint and his eldest son; Blaine runs into Kid Colt. "Thunder on the Trail" text story. Untitled story, art by Jack Keller; A group of Native American fur trappers spot a number of white men after their latest hunt and decide to approach in the hopes of striking trade; However, the settlers have other ideas and they slay the Native American warriors, stealing their hunt and leaving their dead bodies; The corpses are found by Kid Colt who happens to be passing through the area, gunning down the men responsible. "The Hair Trigger." Untitled story, art by Jack Keller; Gaffer Lennox is about to be hung for his crimes; before he is executed he vows to come back from the dead to get revenge against those who are responsible and is then put to death; Among the attendees of the hanging is Kid Colt who remarks that Gaffer's dying words really shook up the town; One of the locals mentions that Lennox had a son named Cabe who nobody has ever seen, but is reported as being just as wild as his father. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #43
    Kilroys (1947) 43
    • 1 1/2" Spine split from bottom. Cover detached.

    Art by Dan Gordon and others. The Kilroys (Americas Funniest Family!) combined the family humor of the then-new sitcom format with Archie-style teen hijinks featuring Katie, Natch, and pal Solid Jackson. Jackson decides to pattern himself after the suave, debonair TV character The Continental; Wilbur goes to extreme lengths to get Natch burdened with traffic tickets, but it backfires; Katies disastrous pursuit of the new boy in school results in a date with a movie star (featuring a cameo by Rock Hudson). Doing the Continental; A Whistle for Wanda; Jitterbuck; Reserved!; Natch; Winner Take All! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #44
    Lash Larue Western (1949 Fawcett/Charlton) 44
    • Top staple missing.

    2 Lash LaRue stories, plus a Dusty back-up. Photo cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Lawbreakers Suspense Stories (1953) 14
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #0346960005
    • 2 3/4" Cumulative spine split.
    • Cover coming loose at staples, 2" cumulative spine split.
  • Issue #90
    Lil Abner (1947) 90
    Published Sep 1953 by Harvey.
    • Only one staple (manufacturing). Mold.

    Cover art by Al Capp. Untitled story, script and art by Al Capp; Roger J. Creep discovers what life can be like after he has plastic surgery that makes him look like Li'l Abner. Untitled story, script and art by Al Capp; Mammy Yokum saves the local railroad from bankruptcy. Untitled story, script and art by Al Capp; J. Herringbone Tweed enlists the aid of the Scraggs to kidnap Salomey from the Yokums. Untitled story, script and art by Al Capp; Clambert McOx frames Li'l Abner for his kidnapping in order to collect a ransom of $64.00. Peeping Tomahawk text story by Andrew Charles. Untitled Kid Science story, script and art by Vic Herman. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #81
    Lion (1952-1959 Amalgamated Press) UK 1st Series 81

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  • Issue #82
    Lion (1952-1959 Amalgamated Press) UK 1st Series 82

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  • Issue #83
    Lion (1952-1959 Amalgamated Press) UK 1st Series 83

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  • Issue #84
    Lion (1952-1959 Amalgamated Press) UK 1st Series 84

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  • Issue #1
    Little Dot (1953 1st Series) 1
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Cover detached.
    • Label #92BEFE-001

    1st appearance of Richie Rich and Little Lotta. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Little Lizzie (1953 Atlas) 1
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    Howard Post cover and art. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #63
    Little Lulu (1948 Dell/Gold Key) 63

    The Tea Party; Lulu ties Tubby up and takes him to a tea party against his will. The Substitute; Mr. McNabbem disguises himself as a nursemaid to try to capture Lulu. The Case of the Escaped Convict; Tubby uses a bloodhound to track down Lulu's missing pop. The Bill Collector; Tubby has trouble collecting newspaper money from a customer. Cops an' Robbers; Lulu has a very hard time protecting her dozen doughnuts from the boys. That Ol' Witch Hazel and the Little Mermaid; Lulu tells Alvin about the girl Hazel turned into a mermaid. Cousin Chubby; Tubby takes his look-alike younger cousin Chubby out and tries to get rid of him. Two-page text story, Lulus Diry ("Diary"). 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
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  • Issue #63
    Lone Ranger (1948 Dell) 63
    • Staple rust with migration.

    Painted cover art by Don Spaulding. Promo for subscriptions to Dell Lone Ranger Comics; Premium is American flag ring. Home-Coming, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Tom Gill; A dozen young Confederate soldiers return to Morgan's Gap at the end of the Civil War, only to receive a cool reception from the townspeople; Meanwhile the Lone Ranger and Tonto try to convince a young Indian chief not to break the peace. The Sheriff's Son, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Tom Gill; A sheriff's son, falsely imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, returns to his home town to find his former girlfriend's brother trying to make trouble for him. A Life for a Life text story by Gaylord Du Bois. Little Brother, the Hawk, script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Jon Small; Caught in a snowstorm while wintering in what is now Yellowstone Park, Young Hawk finds a half-frozen hawk with a broken wing and nurses it to health. Facts about Indian calumets (smoking pipes). Illustrated ad for Whitman Toys and Games. Ad in comic form for Wheaties breakfast cereal featuring St. Louis Cardinals baseball player Stan Musial. Based on the popular Western TV series. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Lone Rider (1951) 15

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  • Issue #143
    Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (1941 Dell) 143
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
  • Issue #10
    Love and Marriage (1952 Superior) 10
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Canadian Edition.
    • Label #1274873010
  • Vol. 47 #1
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  • Issue #36
    Love Diary (1949-1955 Our Pub.) 36

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  • Issue #20
    Love Journal (1951) 20

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    "Too Many Sweethearts" (art by Mort Leav), "Love Slave," "SOS Love in Distress," and "Trapped!" Gil Kane cover pencils? Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 37 #2
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  • Issue #41
    Lovelorn (1950) 41

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    Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Art by Harry Lazarus and Edmond Good. Tales of romance from legendary early independent comics publisher ACG, one of the earliest of the romantic comics genre of the postwar era. A handsome man falls for a woman who works as a dime-a-dance girl and learns her secret; A stranded woman barges in on a handsome, reclusive writer and seeks to win him over; Advice on letting your fiancee see the real you, rather than pretending to be perfect. Deception!; Goody-Good!; Supposin'; Goodbye, Miss Pettigrew!; Follow Your Heart; Man from Nowhere!; The Professor's Daughter!; Love Under Shadows! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #53
    Lovers (1952) 53
    Published Sep 1953 by Marvel.

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    "One Man Too Many," "Wedding Bells For Wendy" (art by Al Hartley), "Too Much in Love" (pencils by Gene Colan?), and "Leave Me My Love" (art by Jay Scott Pike). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Lucky Duck (1953) 8

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  • Vol. 3 #1
    MacKill's Mystery Magazine (1952-1954 Todd Publishing) UK Edition Vol. 3 #1

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  • Vol. 2 #5
    MacKill's Mystery Magazine (1952-1954 Todd Publishing) US Edition Vol. 2 #5

    Volume 2, Issue 5 - September 1953. "Finger Man" by Raymond Chandler and seven other stories by famous authors including Agatha Christie and Leslie Charteris. Squarebound, 5" x 7.5", 128 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 5 #3
    Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (1949-Present Mercury Publications) Vol. 5 #3

    Cover by Jack Coggins. Fantasy and science fiction stories by Poul Anderson, L. Sprague DeCamp & Fletcher Pratt, Alan Nelson, Lion Miller, Christopher Wood, Richard Sale, Thelma D. Hamm, Alfred Bester, and Peter Phillips. Softcover. 5.5-in. x 7.5-in. 128 newsprint pages, black and white (all text). Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 3 #9
    Male (1950-1981 Male Publishing Corp.) Vol. 3 #9

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    Volume 3, Issue 9 - September 1953. Adventure stories, articles and nude photos. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in. 98 Pages B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #28
    Man Comics (1949) 28

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    Final issue of the series. Bob Brain and the Trouble-Shooters in "Where Mummies Prowl!" and "The Crawling Things!" Also in this issue: "Toying With Death" (art by Al Carreno). Two-page text story, "Danger Patrol." Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 4 #8
    Man to Man Magazine (1949 Picture Magazines) Vol. 4 #8

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