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Comic books October 1953

  • Vol. 48 #1
    10 Story Western Magazine (1936-1954 Popular) Pulp Vol. 48 #1

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  • Issue #2A
    3-D Comics Tor (1953 St. John) 2A
    • Glasses not included.
    • 1 1/2" cumulative spine split.

    3-D comic with Kubert cover and art. Regular size: 7 1/4x 9-3/4 inches. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #21
    Abbott and Costello (1948 St. John) 21

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  • Issue #32
    Abbott and Costello (1948 St. John) 32

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  • Issue #64
    Ace Malloy of the Special Squadron (1952-1954 Arnold Book Company) 64

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    Art by Dudley Page. 24 pages.

  • Vol. 1 #5
    Action (1953 Picture Magazines) Vol. 1 #5

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  • Issue #185
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 185
    Published Oct 1953 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #1248706004

    Cover art by Al Plastino. Superman's Million-Dollar Photos!, starring Al Plastino. The Hidden City! starring Congo Bill, script by Jack Miller, art by Ed Smalle. Give Your Pet All the Breaks! starring Binky, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. The Cosmic Jigsaw Puzzle! starring Tommy Tomorrow, art by Jim Mooney. The Treasure of Get-Rich Creek! starring Vigilante, art by Bob Brown. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #5
    Adam (1952-1954 Knight Publishing) 1st Series Vol. 1 #5

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  • Vol. 127 #3
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular) Pulp Vol. 127 #3

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  • Issue #193
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 193
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    • 3/4" spine split from top of comic.

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Superboy's Lost Costume, art by John Sikela; three people find Superboys costume. Give Your Pet All the Breaks! public service announcement starring Binky, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. Secret of the Sea Monster starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. Thunderbolts on Mount Olympus starring Johnny Quick, art by Ralph Mayo. The Three Shots That Green Arrow Missed, art by George Papp. 44 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Adventures into Darkness (1952) 12
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    • Interior is complete. Extensive water damage, full length spine split (taped). Cover and centerfold detached and taped into place.

    Contains a lingerie panel in "Serpent of Doom", story page two, panel four. In order of appearance: "Serpent of Doom" reprinted in Snake Tales: The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics HC (2016 IDW) #1-1ST; "The Spectral Sergeant"; "Horror's Scrapbook: The Breeder of Crime, Ship of the Dead..."; "The Living-Dead of Kulatum" art by Gene Fawcette; "Weird Maze" activity page reprinted in Haunted Horror (2012 IDW) #27; "Conspiracy with Death"; "The Last Dance"; "The Gypsy Curse"; and "Nightmare Island" art by Gene Fawcette. "Shanghai Ship: A Bucko Mate Learns an Important Fact About Kidnapping Sailors..." illustrated text story by John Marvin. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 24
    • Staple rust.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #0250161004

    Cover pencils by Sol Brodsky. The Wax Men, art by Joe Sinnott; A man has dinner every night with wax figures around the table and refers to them as his family. Enough Rope text story. The Body Snatchers, art by Al Luster; Corpses rise to take revenge upon a doctor who deals with ghouls in order to procure bodies for his medical school. Juggernaut, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Gene Colan; A priest convinces followers to sacrifice themselves under the wheels of a heavy cart so that he can steal their belongings. Tennis Anyone?; A tennis player with poor form beats an expert with a racket consisting of strings of human intestine. The Last Man, art by Russ Heath; A bank robber shoots a clerk, and when he is slugged in the head by a police officer, he finds himself lost in a guilt induced fantasy where aliens have kidnapped all of Earth's population except for him and the clerk and the clerk dies in his arms from the bullet wound. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #48
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 48

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    Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Cover by Ken Bald. Stories by Bob Forgione, Lin Streeter, Harry Lazarus, Edvard Moritz, and Art Gates. 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 #23
    Adventures into Weird Worlds (1952-1954 Marvel/Atlas) 23

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    "I Am Death!" (art by Joe Maneely), "Call of the Wild Goose" (art by Al Eaden), "An Old man's Fancy!" (art by Dan Loprino), "Bok-Tol Makes a Boo-Boo," "The Kiss of Death," and a two-page text story, "The Eternal Murderer!" Edited by Stan Lee. Cover by Carl Burgos. Stories by Joe Maneely, Al Eadeh, Dan Loprino, John Rosenberger, and Manny Stallman. 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 #23
    Adventures of Bob Hope (1950) 23
    • Cover detached.
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Moderate color touch and amateur piece fill.

    Cover by Owen Fitzgerald. Written by Cal Howard, Martin Naydel and unknown. Art by Owen Fitzgerald, Martin Naydel and Bob Oksner. Bob Hope, famous American motion picture director, stars in an untitled 3-part story by Cal Howard and Owen Fitzgerald. Plus: Teen Teasers activity page by Martin Naydel; A Bit of Disc and Data article; and Rusty back-up story, with art by Bob Oksner. 40 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (1952) 11
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    • 3" cumulative spine split.
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    "Rex, Dinosaur Destroyer!" An atomic bomb explosion reveals a lost world of dinosaurs, putting Major Dennis, Danny, and a lady scientist in peril. Naturally, Rex saves the day. Also includes: "The Riddle of Riverside Raceway!" (starring Detective Chimp); "The Secret of the Stone Elephant!" (starring Rex); and "The Fox Hunter." Script by Robert Kanigher and John Broome, pencils by Gil Kane and Irwin Hasen, inks by Sy Barry and Joe Giella. Cover by Kane and Barry. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    All American Men of War (1952) 7
    • 2" spine split from top of comic.
    • 1" spine split from base of comic.

    Edited by Whitney Ellsworth. Cover by Irv Novick. Stories by Robert Kanigher, Irv Novick, Joe Giella, Bill Woolfolk, Gene Colan, Henry Boltinoff, Ed Herron, Jerry Grandenetti, Sy Barry, Ed Herron, and Bernard Sachs. 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 #64
    Archie (1943) 64
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    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
  • Vol. 337 #4
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 337 #4

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  • Issue #29
    Astonishing (1951) 29

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    Cover by Bill Everett. "The Immortal," art by Russ Heath; An astronaut murders a scientist to obtain his formula for immortality so that he can make the 350 year trip to Mars; When he returns to Earth he discovers that time warp travel has been invented and now the trip to Mars can be made in a month; He still thinks to brag about his immortality, but he learns everyone else is also immortal; In fact, the formula that he committed murder for was flawed as it depended on the subject's will to live. "He Couldn't Die" text story. "They Cover the Earth," art by Gene Colan. "The Man Who Sent Himself," art by Bob Fujitani. "Anyone Up There?", art by Bill Benulis. "The Visible Man," art by Joe Sinnott. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 52 #2
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 52 #2

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    Oct 1953. Volume 52, Issue 2 - 1st printing. Cover by Frank Kelly Freas. Science fiction stories by Tom Godwin, Isaac Asimov, Ralph Williams, James White, and G.R. Shipman. Article on filming "The War of the Worlds" by George Pal. Illustrations by Kelly Freas, Kirberger, Miller, and Dangen. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 160 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #8
    Atomic Attack (1953) 8
    • 2" Spine split from base of comic. 4" cut in front cover
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    • Cover detached at one staple, 1/2" spine split.
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    • 2" Cumulative spine split.

    Stories of horrific atomic warfare include The Island That Disappeared and Expedition Chopper, as well as The Attack, a tale of George Washingtons legacy. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #38
    Authentic Science Fiction (1951-1957 Hamilton & Co.) 38

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  • Issue #10
    Best of the West (1951 A-1 Comics) 10

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    (A-1 Comics #87) 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) #87. 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. The hanged killer Longhair John seems to have returned as a ghost, and Ghost Rider must prove it's a trick, without revealing his own ghostly trickery. Redmask tries to protect the one woman who has seen a notorious outlaw's face. Straight Arrow goes after the three corrupt men who rule the town of Bad Pass. Death Trails the Lady; The Ghost of Longhair Jones; Vengeance is Mine; The Law of the Arrow! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Bible Tales for Young Folks/People (1953) 2

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    "Samson" (art by Syd Shores), "The Tower of Babel" (art by Fred Kida), "There Shall I Be," "The Kingdom of Heaven," and "The Parable of the Tree That Was a King" (art by Jerry Robinson; 1 page each), "Joseph and His Brethren" (art by Bernard Krigstein), "The Voice in the Wilderness" (art by Bill Everett), "Go, And Sin No More" (art by Joe Maneely), and "The Prodigal Son." Robinson cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Big Town (1951) 23

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    Based on the TV and radio show of the same name, Big Town lasted 50 issues. This installment includes the following: "The Case of the Unlucky Winner!" (thanks to Steve and the Court of Final Appeal, the fiancé of a switchboard operator is spared from being executed); "The Man with 100 Lives"; "Fog over Big Town"; and "Famous Newspaper Firsts." Scripts John Broome, pencils by Manny Stallman, inks by John Giunta. Cover by Frank Giacoia. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1(1953)
    Bingo, the Monkey Doodle Boy (1951) 1(1953)

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    (1953) Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #46
    Black Cat Mystery (1951 Harvey) 46

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    Nostrand art Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #47
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 47

    Cover by Bob Fujitani. Stories and art by Bernard Case, Claude Moore and Clem Weisbecker. Masked like the Lone Ranger or Zorro, Black Diamond fights for justice in the West, aided by his sidekick Bumper and his status as a federal marshal. A crooked sheriff only has one man in his way, but luckily, Black Diamond and Bumper find him first. Buffalo Bill and scout Billy Comstock face off to see who is faster on the draw. Novice rodeo rider Buck Roper is tricked by his rivals into riding a dangerous horse. Black Diamond: Forced to Kill; Schools Need You; Western Lore; The Old Hermit Knows All; Buck Roper: Inferno Justice; Good-Corn; Red Fire: The Killer Hound. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Black Magic Vol. 4 (1954) 2
    • 8" cumulative spine split (taped), cover detached and taped to first wrap along spine.

    Cover by Jack Kirby. Art by George Roussos, Mort Meskin, Al Eadeh, Harry Lazarus, Bill Draut, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Captain America creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby present their own contribution to the horror comics trend of the 1950s, featuring tales of ghosts and the paranormal. Issue # 26 on cover; listed as Vol. 4, issue #2 in indicia. A strange little man gives petty hood Archie everything he dreams of. An eerie astrologer warns a woman to beware of Scorpio. A wind summoned by natives threatens to destroy colonial island settlements. Fools Paradise; The Beast in You!; The Wish; The Sting of Scorpio; The Strange Antics of the Mystic Mirror; The Voice; Demon Wind! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #69
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 69
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • 2" Cumulative spine split. Staple rust with migration. Cover detached.
    • Staple rust/migration.
    • Tape inside cover.
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    Stories by Dick Wood, Paul Gustavson and unknown. Art by Paul Gustavson and unknown. Featuring Blackhawk in: "The Conference of the Dictators" with story by Dick Wood; "The Cyclone From Hell"; "The King of the Iron Men"; and 1-page text story "No Clue of Danger," reprinted from Modern Comics (1945) #99. Plus: Chop Chop in an untitled back-up story by Paul Gustavson, reprinted from issue #44. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #59
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 59

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  • Vol. 97 #6
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp Vol. 97 #6

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  • Issue #94
    Boy Comics (1942) 94

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by William Overgard, Ben Brown, Ralph Mayo 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 make millions with their new super-toothpaste, but Iron Jaw wants to swindle them out of it. Crimebuster and his explorer pal John seek a lost treasure in the jungles of Colombia. After helping the antlike Kallaxians fight off the surface-dwelling Vulgaxx, Rocky X sets out to return their planet to its proper orbit. Also featuring a vintage PSA for public school improvement. Sniffer and Iron Jaw: Sniffer and the Super-Toothpaste; Schools Need You; Rocky X: The City Beneath the Surface; Little Wise Guys: Haunted House; Crimebuster: The Dangerous Jungle. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #39
    Boy Loves Girl (1952) 39
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    • Heavy cover oxidation, pieces of tape on interior cover.

    Cover by Bob Fujitani. Stories by unknown. Art by Hy Fleishman, George Appel, Al Wenzel and Kenneth Landau. Featuring these A True Love Story tales: "Afraid of Love"; "They Called Me the "Office Icicle""; "Love Me As I Am"; and "Party Girl"! Plus: "Do You Need Advice?" letters page by Agnes Holmes. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Buck Duck (1953) 3
    Published Oct 1953 by Atlas.

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  • Issue #16
    Buster Bunny (1949) 16
  • Issue #149
    Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 149

    "Captain Marvel's Most Difficult Task" and "Mr. Tawny--Hermit." Captain Kid in "The Golf Lesson." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Casper the Friendly Ghost (1952 2nd Series Harvey) 13

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  • Vol. 1 #8
    Cavalier (1952-1992 Fawcett-DuGent) Vol. 1 #8

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    Volume 1, Issue 8 - October 1953. Men's interest magazine featuring War, Hunting, and Adventure stories, along with cartoons, and in later issues Pictorials. This issue features an article on Christine Jorgensen! 8 1/2-in. x 11-in. 90 Pages B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #17
    Chilling Tales (1952) 17

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  • Issue #12
    Cinderella Love (1950) 12

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  • Issue #17
    Cisco Kid (1951 Dell) 17
    Published Oct 1953 by Dell.
    • Paper: Off white to white

    Painted Cover. Stories by unknown. Art by Bob Jenney. Featuring the tales "White Fury" and "Two-Way Frame-Up"! Also: the 1-page filler "California Vaquero of 100 Years Ago" on the inside front cover! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Classics Illustrated 112 Adventures of Kit Carson (1953) 1
    • Staple rust.

    Adventures of Kit Carson, 1st Printing, Painted Cover. Art by Rudy Palais. (HRN 113, with 10/53 date). Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #3
    Classics Illustrated 112 Adventures of Kit Carson (1953) 3

    Adventures of Kit Carson, 3rd Printing, Painted Cover. Art by Rudy Palais. (HRN 141). Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #6
    Classics Illustrated 112 Adventures of Kit Carson (1953) 6

    Adventures of Kit Carson, 6th Printing, Painted Cover. Art by Rudy Palais. (HRN 167) Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #501
    Classics Illustrated Junior (1953 - 1971 1st Print) 501

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    "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," script by Mayer A. Kaplan (adapter) and Brothers Grimm (adapted from their original story), art by Alex A. Blum; Snow White flees a wicked Queen to live in the forest with the Seven Dwarfs; When the Queen poisons Snow White, she falls into a death-like sleep until a Prince awakens her with love's first kiss. "The Farmer in the Dell," art by Alex A. Blum; Nursery rhyme about a farmer and the people and animals in his life. Article about the lion, art by William A. Walsh. Dot-to-Dot Puzzle, art by Alex A. Blum. Snow White back-cover pinup by Alex A. Blum. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #501
    Classics Illustrated Junior (1953 - 1971 Reprint) 501

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. NOTE: We do not currently differentiate between HRN 576 copies and other HRN #'s of Classics Illustrated Junior reprints. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #1
    Clyde Beatty Comics (1953) 1

    84 pages. Movie tie-in. Clyde Beatty in "The Floating Jungle," "Circus Killer," "Big Magic," "The Man From Hollywood," and "The Tamed Killers" (art on all by Mel Keefer). 12-page photo feature, Clyde Beatty's "The Pit of Umangi." Also "Big Bear and Lenny Lion," "Battling Bingo," "True Tales From the Big Top," and "The Gooflesnoof." One page Ed Nofziger cartoons. Photo cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Combat Casey (1952) 12
    Published Oct 1953 by Atlas.