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Comic books November 1953

  • Issue #14
    Casper the Friendly Ghost (1952 2nd Series Harvey) 14

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  • Issue #20
    Chamber of Chills (1952 Harvey) 20

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    Cover by Howard Nostrand. Stories and art by Bob Powell, Howard Nostrand, Joe Certa, John Giunta and Manny Stallman. Harvey Comics joins the parade of pre-Code horror comics pioneered by EC in the 1950s. A clockmaker's obsession with his latest clock drives him to murder. A deadly package is the result of an evil plan. A recluse encounters a Martian invader. The Clock; Murder; Lay That Pistol Down; End of the Line. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 9 #4
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    5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 64 pages, Text, (with B&W Illustrations and photos) Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #32
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  • Issue #1
    Classics Illustrated 113 The Forty Five Guardsmen (1953) 1
    • 1/2" Cumulative spine split.
    • Oxidation. Water damage.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple. 2" spine split from base of comic.
    • 8 1/4" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached.

    The Forty Five Guardsmen, 1st Printing, Painted Cover. Art by Maurice del Bourgo. (HRN 114, with 11/53 date). Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #502
    Classics Illustrated Junior (1953 - 1971 1st Print) 502

    Painted cover art by Dik Browne (?). "The Ugly Duckling," script by Hans Christian Andersen (adapted from his original story); The Ugly Duckling is unwanted in the barnyard for no other reason than that of his homeliness; He is teased, harassed, and abused, and leaves home to make his way in the world; He suffers great hardships but the day comes when he matures into a swan, the most beautiful bird of all. "The Cat and the Fiddle," art by Alex A. Blum; Nursery rhyme about a fiddle-playing cat, a cow jumping over the moon, a laughing dog, and a runaway dish and spoon. Article about the polar bear, art by William A. Walsh. The Ugly Duckling Pinup on back cover. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #502
    Classics Illustrated Junior (1953 - 1971 Reprint) 502

    The Ugly Duckling. NOTE: We do not currently differentiate between HRN 576 copies and other HRN #'s of Classics Illustrated Junior reprints. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #15
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  • Issue #59
    Comic Cavalcade (1942) 59
    Published Nov 1953 by DC.

    "House to House" starring Fox and Crow, script by Hubie Karp, art by Jim Davis; Crawford convinces Fauntleroy that it would be less work to live in his tree, so they swap dwellings. "Oil's Well" starring Nutsy Squirrel, art by Rube Grossman; Nutsy finds an oil can and searches for things to use it on. "Friday the 13th" starring Dodo and the Frog, art by Otto Feuer. "Who's You Tailor?" starring Bo Bunny, script and art by Sheldon Mayer. "Tricky Trading" starring Doodles Duck, script and art by Sheldon Mayer. "It sure is hot today!" starring Goofy Goose, art by Rube Grossman. "Farmer Brown's New Watchdog" starring Pinky and Winky, art by Rube Grossman. "Misery! Misery! Suffer, suffer, suffer--!" starring Nip and Chip, art by Otto Feuer. Robin Could starring Tortoise and the Hare, art by Rube Grossman. 68 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #92
    Comics on Parade (1938) 92

    Nancy and Sluggo Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Confessions of Romance (1953) 7

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    First issue (title continues from "Confessions of Love"). "Too Good" (art by Lee Loeb), "I Loved and Lost," and "The Man I Loved." L.B. Cole cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #45
    Cookie (1946) 45

    Teen hijinks featuring Cookie and his pals, created by legendary animator Dan Gordon. Cookie gets in trouble with his parents and neighbors for tying up the phone lines by talking to Angelpuss for hours; Zoot tricks the gang into digging a basement that they think is a swimming pool; Cookies dad tests out his new system for predicting horse races. Cookie; Hot Rod Hot-Shot!; Moronica; The Payoff. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Cosmos Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine (1953) 2

    November 1953. Stories: "Visitor From Nowhere" by B. Traven, "The Gentleman Is An Epwa" by Carl Jacobi, "Shape-Up" by Jack Vance, "Expatriate" by Larry M. Harris, "Hot Squat" by A. Bertram Chandler, "With Intent To Kill" by John Jakes, "Terran Menace" by N.R., "Outside In The Sand" by Evan Hunter, and "The Guilty" by Alfred Coppel. Scientific Articles: "Dere Sir--What Did You Do To The Moon?" by Robert S. Richardson, "Our Solar H-Bomb" by F.M. Turner. Softcover Pulp Digest, 5-in x 7-in, 128 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #16
    Crime and Justice (1951) 16

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    "Peril on the Pacific" (art by Lou Morales); "The Leopard's Claw" (art by Frollo/Alascia); "The Hatchet is Buried" (art by Dick Giordano); and "Murder in the Streets" (art by Stan Campbell). Morales cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #64
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 64

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    Cover by Bob Fujitani. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, George Tuska, Joe Gagliardi and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. Nick Rizzo joins the Calman gang for fun, but his brother the cop is not happy about it. A redheaded widow sets out for revenge against Joe Banton for causing her husband's death. A history of the Jack the Ripper murders. The Rizzo Brothers: Destination Doom; Bloody Bachelor Banton: the Woman Hater; The Terrible Terror; Death for a Double-Crosser: Chick's Last Count. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #128
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 128

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Ben Brown 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. Chuck Dorset's car-theft ring is the most successful in the country, until a chase and shootout with cops on a dangerous mountain road. An underworld outfit hides wanted criminals where they won't be found, but maybe it's not such a good deal. Gangster Lucky Abel gets a second chance after the underworld turns against him. Also featuring a vintage ad for a Tom Corbett, Space Ranger "Invisible Helmet." Chuck Dorset's Race Against Death; The Map; The High Cost of Dying; Lucky Kid Abel's. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
    Crime Must Pay The Penalty (1948) 35
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #2008468011
  • Issue #10
    Crime Mysteries (1952-1954 Trojan Magazines) 10

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  • Issue #36
    Dagwood Comics (1950) 36
  • Issue #15
    Daisy and Her Pups (1952) 15

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  • Issue #6
    Danger (1952 Comic Media) 6

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    Cover by Don Heck. Stories and art by Pete Morisi, Edwin Green and Don Heck. Tales of men's adventure, similar to the magazines that were then becoming a burgeoning market unto themselves. Spies track stolen atomic plans to London and back to America as part of a worldwide search. U.S. Secret Service agent Ed Wells must act as a government courier in New York to trap a counterfeiter. Customs agent Nichols stumbles across a murderous gang of morphine smugglers. Featuring art and a cover by future Marvel legend Don Heck. Trigger Happy Killer; The Dud; Secret Agent in New York; Devil Deal; Suspicion of Murder; Narcotics. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #104
    Daredevil Comics (1941 Lev Gleason) 104
    • Chipping on back cover. Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Charles Biro, Ralph Mayo and Robert Martinott. This boys' adventure title was one of the comics that made publisher Lev Gleason a major player during the Golden Age. The Little Wise Guys explore a strange old mansion and become trapped in the torture chamber of Dr. Vorko. Dilly Duncan builds a sailboat from a mail-order kit, but doesn't know how to make it seaworthy. The backup historical strip "American Heroes" includes P.T. Barnum, Woodrow Wilson, John Sutter, and scientist Luther Burbank. Also featuring a vintage ad for a "Tom Corbett, Space Cadet 'Invisible Helmet'," and another for a "Foreign Legion Cap." Little Wise Guys: The Crazy House; Dilly Duncan of Dorset High: Dillys Sunken Assets; American Heroes; Tickled Silly; Little Wise Guys: Musical Justice. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1A
    Daring Adventures (1953 St. John) 1A
    • Glasses are included but are incomplete. .5" Spine split.
    • Cover detached at one staple. Centerfold detached. Water damage on front cover. Includes one pair of 3D glasses.

    This 3-D comic reprints the lead story from Son of Sinbad # 1 by Joe Kubert. This edition comes with 3-D glasses. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #1B
    Daring Adventures (1953 St. John) 1B

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    This 3-D comic reprints the lead story from Son of Sinbad #1 by Joe Kubert. Warning! this edition does not have the 3-D glasses originally distributed with the comic. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #37
    Date with Judy (1947) 37
    Published Nov 1953 by DC.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Television and radio's coast-to-coast favorite! In this issue: Four untitled A Date with Judy stories. Plus: A Date with Judy 2-page text story "Jingling Judy"; Date Duds -- And a Date Dream! 2-pager "Moods and Maids"; and untitled Rusty story. Plus: Teen Teaser activity half-pager. 40 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #201
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 201

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. United Nations Day, October 24th public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. The Human Target starring Batman and Robin, script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris. Riddle of the Unseen Man starring Roy Raymond TV Detective, art by Ruben Moreira. Safety-First Robot starring Robotman, art by Joe Certa. Convict Without a Number text article by Jack Miller. Deadline in Red Deer Valley starring Pow-Wow Smith, Indian Lawman, art by Leonard Starr (Craig Delich). 40 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #69
    Dick Tracy Monthly (1948-1961) 69

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    Cover art by Joe Simon (as Chester Gould). "Dick Tracy and the Case of the T. V. Terror," script by Chester Gould, art by Joe Simon (splash panel) and Chester Gould; Vitamin warns Tracy that T. V. Wiggles plans to kidnap Sparkle Plenty; Tracy and Sam foil the kidnapping and chase Wiggles to a newspaper printing plant where Tracy and Wiggles fight; Tracy is trapped in a coal chute but rescued by Sam. Ripley's Believe It or Not house ad. Untitled story, script and art by Chester Gould; T. V. Wiggles escapes Tracy by hiding in a carload of cinders but almost suffocates when another load of cinders is dumped on him; He manages to survive until the truckload with him in it is dumped at the landfill; Bruised and battered from the fall, he attempts to force Bubbles, a lady wrestler and former friend to hide him from the police. "The Mah Jongg Murder" text story; Inspector Caine solves a murder at a Chinese gaming house. Untitled Girl Friday story; Myra solves a hunting accident. "Odor of Death" text story; A detective investigates an apparent suicide that turns out to be murder. Dick Tracy Comics Monthly house ad. Minit Mystery Starring the Count; Boris uses the doorbell to expose a murderer. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 64 #2
    Dime Western Magazine (1932-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 64 #2
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  • Vol. 21 #2
    Double Action Western Magazine (1934-1960 Columbia) Pulp Vol. 21 #2

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  • Issue #4
    Dynamite (1953 Comic Media) 4

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    Cover by Pete Morisi. Stories and art by William Waugh and Pete Morisi. Men's adventure comics that served as a platform to launch one-eyed private eye Johnny Dynamite. Johnny's encounter with killer Myra Benz and her camera-gun results in the loss of his right eye, but that doesn't stop him. An injured Johnny remembers how ex-call girl Gale asked for his protection from a pimp just released from prison. Johnny tracks his gal Friday Judy to a mysterious island sanitarium, and realizes he's been led into a trap. An Eye For An Eye; Big Racket; Save A Life!.... Your Own!; Murder Hit Home. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 4 #31
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  • Vol. 4 #32
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  • Vol. 4 #33
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  • Vol. 22 #120
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (1941-Present Davis-Dell) Vol. 22 #120

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  • Issue #10
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (1953-1964 Atlas Publishing) UK Edition 10

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  • Vol. 40 #5
    Esquire (1933 Esquire, Inc.) Magazine Vol. 40 #5

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  • Issue #9
    Exciting War (1952) 9

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  • Vol. 3 #11
    Eye (1949-1956 Mutual Magazine) 1st Series Vol. 3 #11

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  • Vol. 13 #4
    Famous Detective (1949-1956 Columbia Publications) Pulp Vol. 13 #4

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  • Issue #4
    Fantastic Fears (1953) 4

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    "Hissing Horror"; Lawrence Mason lives as a recluse on an island; He spends his days killing the many snakes he encounters all over the place; When Mason finds a beautiful woman by the name of Asptha, he gives her shelter and falls in love with her; But Asptha is the queen of the snakes and lures Mason to his doom. "Race for Valor"; Native American recruit Jimmy Bear fights in Korea; He saves his company with his ability for long-distance running. "Diamonds for the Dead" text story; In Africa, Phil Slater fights a gang of criminals disguised as a safari. "Devil's Sketch Book," pencils by Williams; The gangster Marty Hutton uses a book of magic to dispose of his enemies and rivals; Hutton becomes the new crime czar, but the magic fires back on him. "Black Death"; Pat and Lorna Fuller are on their honeymoon cruise; The ship sinks and the couple is marooned on a tiny island populated by giant black ants; Pat and Lorna fight as long as they can, but are eaten alive in the end. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #4
    Fantasy Fiction (1953 pulp) Vol. 1 #4

    November 1953. Fantasy Stories: "Web of the Worlds" by Katherine MacLean and Harry Harrison, "Capital Expenditure" by Fletcher Pratt, "Nothing To It" by William S. Corwin, "Schizoid Creator" by Clark Ashton Smith, "Medicine Dancer" by Bill Brown, "De Demon-Natur-" by Wesley Barefoot, "The Stronger Spell" by L. Sprague De Camp, and "The Apprentice Sorcerer" by Stephen Arr. Softcover Pulp Digest, 5-in x 7 1/2-in, 160 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 6 #11
    Fate Magazine (1948-Present Clark Publishing) Digest/Magazine Vol. 6 #11

    Volume 6 - Issue 11, November 1953. Pulp magazine devoted to exploring the paranormal. This issue features The Man who Made Gold, He Reads the Future, and Cats: Magic and Occultism! Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 130 page, Text (with B&W Illustrations and Photos). Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #47
    Felix the Cat (1948 Dell/Toby/Harvey) 47

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  • Vol. 8 #1
    Fifteen Love Stories (1949-1955 Fictioneers) Pulp Vol. 8 #1

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  • Issue #16
    Fight Against Crime (1951) 16
    • Oxidation.
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #1488628004
  • Issue #34
    First Love Illustrated (1949) 34

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    Cover by Warren Kremer. Stories and art by Bill Draut, John Prentice, John Giunta, Manny Stallman, Tom Hickey and Leonard Starr. Harvey's entry in the romance-comic genre includes love poetry, advice to readers, and occasional pre-Code notoriety. As the comic takes a lurid pre-Code turn, hillbilly gal Carol finds her chances for romance ruined by her controlling Pa and big brother Bill. Self-proclaimed "bad girl" Joan takes up with Harry after a scandalous past that includes reform school and a nightclub job. Ellen pretends she doesn't care that war veteran Alan is now a double amputee, but she secretly feels everything has changed. Man-Starved; Dinner Date Data!; All Defenses Down; Bad Girl; I Paid With Kisses; Nancy Powers Solves Your Problem; Mirror, Mirror On The Wall; My Heart Cried Out. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Flat-Top (1953) 1

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    Teen comedy featuring Mazie and her group of friends, particularly the wacky guy whose haircut gives him his nickname. Flat-Top decides to make Mortie's new 3-D movie even more realistic by releasing a live tiger into the auditorium. Mazie falls for a carnival barker who knows all the trendy slang words of "bebop" 1950s culture. Flat-Top's attempt to sabotage a football game with itching powder backfires in a big way. Also featuring a guide to "bebop" slang that reveals popular attitudes of the time. Reckless Drive-In; Star Subjects from Radio and TV; Carney Blarney; Definition of Bebop Words...; Itch a Touchdown; Flat-Top's Favorite Jokes; Mortie: High Moon; Stevie: Legal Eagles. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 3 #11
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  • Vol. 3 #18
    Focus (1951 Leading Magazine Corp.) Vol. 3 #18

    Volume 3, Issue 18 - November 11, 1953. Men's interest magazine featuring Athletes, True Crime, Starlets, and Pin-ups. 4-in. x 6-in., 64 pages, B&W Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 3 #19
    Focus (1951 Leading Magazine Corp.) Vol. 3 #19
    • Staple rust with migration. Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Volume 3, Issue 19 - November 25, 1953. Men's interest magazine featuring Athletes, True Crime, Starlets, and Pin-ups. 4-in. x 6-in., 64 pages, B&W Cover price $0.10.