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Comic books November 1953

  • Issue #92
    Ha Ha Comics (1943) 92
    Published Nov 1953 by ACG.

    Art by Dan Gordon, Bob Wickersham and Ken Hultgren. Funny-animal mayhem from Creston, an imprint of independent publisher ACG, with art by cartooning legend Dan Gordon. Izzy and Dizzy use the magic lamp to give Uncle Looie powers like his favorite superhero; The Mice-keteers leave the city and become country mice; Sammy Squirrel takes vitamins to be stronger than Rover, but it turns out Rovers been taking them too. Robespierre; Buzzys Business; Izzy and Dizzy; The Mice-keteers; Mulvaneys Mistake; Sammy; Snooper. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Haunted Thrills (1952) 12

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    Pre-Code horror comics from Ajax-Farrell and their anonymous talents. A murdered ganglord returns for revenge. A political mission to Central America is sabotaged by voodoo chieftains. A practical joker encounters a humorless ghost in a Spanish castle. Terror Below; Badge of Glory; Goodbye Earth!; Death Laughs Last; Voodoo Vengeance. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Heart Throbs (1949 Quality/DC) 24

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    Stories by unknown. Art by Charles Sultan, Ogden Whitney, Sam Citron, Dick Beck and unknown. He was a fool to fall for that routine of hers! What a stupid mistake he made! Will Dorothy forgive him? Don't miss..."Don't Steal My Man" with pencils by Charles Sultan. Also in this issue: "Husband Hunter"; "Reunion with a Kiss" with art by Ogden Whitney; and "Love Knows No Bounds" with art by Sam Citron and Dick Beck. Plus: Advice on Love Problems letters page by Marilyn Minton. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Hector Comics (1953) 1

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    Cover by Ben Brown. Stories and art by Ben Brown and others. Archie-style teen comedy from Key, an imprint of Stanley Morse. Hector tries to avoid bad omens on Friday the 13th, and only succeeds in creating more bad luck for himself. Hector and his pals take refuge in a haunted house during a thunderstorm. Ziggy - a short, bald, round fellow - can't attract the ladies, so his pal Alf tries to help him lose weight. Unlucky Day; Lights Out; The Thief of Time!; Ziggy: A Weighty Problem; Water Bugs!; Minding Melvin. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Henry Aldrich (1950 Dell) 18
  • Issue #88
    Heroic Comics (1940) 88

    Painted cover by Henry C. Kiefer. Stories and art by Jim McArdle, Bill Ely, Ed Moore, and Sam Glanzman. Non-fiction comics featuring true tales of heroism from everyday people and courage on the battlefield. Helicopter pilots rescue a woman before she plummets over Niagara Falls; A man saves a boy who fell through the ice on a pond; A man risks his life to save his brother from drowning. Courage and Compassion; A True Champion; The Bombardment; Night Patrol; Helicopter Heroes; Assignment: Prisoner; A Man and a Mission; King's Row; He Dared Death; You Can Have Good Schools; Deep Freeze; Human Shield. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #84
    Hopalong Cassidy (1943 Fawcett/DC) 84

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  • Issue #8
    Horrific (1952) 8

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    Cover by Don Heck. Stories and art by Pete Morisi, Rudy Palais, and Don Heck. Pre-Code horror comics by the talents at the Iger Shop. Horrific introduces its new horror host, like in the EC horror comics: The Teller of Tales, who looks like a sinister Dr. Strange. Grimm, ghost doctor, investigates after a plastic surgeon is murdered by the ghost of a former patient. A creature travels through the vastness of space and survives millions of years on Earth, only to stalk the sewers in search of hapless maintenance workers. Also featuring a cover by future Marvel legend Don Heck. The Teller!; Hirschels Hair; Coffin Corner; Blood Suckers; Portrait of Death; Sewer Horror. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 20

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    Cover by Leonard Starr. "The Beast of Bristol," art by Jim Mooney; English horror actor Elliot Smathers fears to lose his mind; Is he really going on nightly killing sprees in his sleep? "Mr. Mortem!," art by Leonard Starr; When Drew Wilson sees a strange man at his uncle's funeral, and again at the death of a boxer he realizes that Death itself has been stalking him. "The Lamp That Changed People!," art by Nick Cardy; Jennie discovers that the junk lamp that her husband brought home is really a magic lamp that can make her the richest woman in the world. "Prince of Prophets" article by Jack Miller; The visions and prophecies of Nostradamus. "The Hex on My House!," art by Curt Swan; The madwoman Eliza Jason goes around putting hexes on people. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    Howdy Doody (1950) 25
    Published Nov 1953 by Dell.
    • 1 1/4" Spine split from top. Cover detached at one staple. Staple rust. Rust migration.
  • Issue #5311
    Humpty Dumpty's Magazine For Little Children 5311

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    November 1953. Stories, games, and puzzles for children. 5.25-in. x 7.5-in.; partial color; 120 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 14 #4
    Ideal Love (1941-1960 Double-Action) Pulp Vol. 14 #4

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  • Vol. 2 #5
    If Worlds of Science Fiction (1952 Pulp Digest) Vol. 2 #5

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    Nov 1953. Science fiction stories by Mari Wolf, William Tenn, Dean McLaughlin, Jerome Bixby, Arthur Dekker Savage, James McKimmey Jr., Helen Huber, Boyd Ellanby, and Alfred Coppel. Four Kelly Freas illustrations. 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 #10
    Imagination (1950 Digest) Vol. 4 #10

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    November, 1953 Volume 4, Issue 10. 5-3/8 in. x 7-5/8 in; black and white; 162 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #80
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 80
  • Issue #16
    Journey into Fear (1951) 16

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    Death by Invitation; a man sentenced to die decides to become law, judge, jury, and executioner. Demons of the Deep; a Sea Fiend rules an underwater kingdom and enters the surface world once a year to kill. Bony Hands of the Deep text story. The Stolen Corpse; a hunchback robs graves to make a creature, who becomes Little Miss Murder. The Monster's Revenge; a female hunter goes halfway around the world to escape an evil of her own creation. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #2
    Judge (1953 2nd Series) Vol. 1 #2

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    2nd Series, resurrected in October 1953 as a 32 page weekly publication. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 5 #10
    Jungle Stories (1938-1954 Fiction House) Pulp 2nd Series Vol. 5 #10

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    Volume 5, Issue 10 - Winter 1953. Pulp magazine focused on tales of Jungle adventure and intrigue. This issue features "Fane of the Python Princess" by John Peter Drummond, "The Wizardry of Ndeze" by JW Benjamin, "The Marriage-Hat of Golandi" by M.E. Counselman", and more. 7-in. x 10-in., 128 pages, Text (with B&W illustrations and photos) Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #41
    Justice Comics (1948) 41

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  • Issue #56
    Justice Traps the Guilty (1947) 56

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    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. A woman joins a gang that uses hitchhiking to rob hapless motorists. An FBI agent is captured by foreign spies. A restaurateur who dabbles in crime gets in over his head. The cover features a fun in-joke for Kirby fans, as the five suspects in the line-up are caricatures of Simon & Kirby studio artists Ben Oda, Joe Simon, Joe Genola, Mort Meskin and Jack Kirby. The Hitch Heisters; G-Man Payoff!; Big Fool; Closeups; Tropical Alibi!; Side-Liner! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Kaanga (1949) 17

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    Cover art by Maurice Whitman. "Tembu, the Elephant!", art by Maurice Whitman; When the Iboras refuse to give warriors to the Rugas, the Rugas attack the Iboras' kraal with an enormous elephant under the command of Tembu; Trader Grant's daughter and Ann are taken hostage; Kaänga and Musungu follow the Rugas to their own country. "The Tabu City" text story by John Rensler. "The Battle of Giants, Tembu's Terror Trail," art by Maurice Whitman; Kaänga and Musungu attack the Rugas; The battle is not going well for Kaänga, and he elects to summon Marmo to battle Tembu's giant elephant. Untitled story, art by Charles Sultan; Gorth, former lancer, seeks revenge on Inspector Brian for the amputation of Gorth's hand; Terry rescues the inspector and Gorth is killed by a charging oryx. "King of the River!", art by Maurice Whitman; Gus Corrigan, seeking his lost brother, asks Kaänga to help him; Unknown to Corrigan, his brother has been captured by a gorilla cult and the leader of the cult has given him amnesia-inducing drugs and convinced him that he is the gorilla god Jebola, returned to his people; Kaänga locates the cultists and frees Corrigan's brother and turns the cult leader over to the district commissioner. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Katy Keene (1949-61) 13
    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #B01433-009
  • Issue #44
    Kilroys (1947) 44

    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. Wilbur wants his pretty cousin to make trouble for Natch and Judy, but she falls for Solid Jackson instead; Natch and Solid decide to join the girls who are camping in the woods, but they get a little too close to the girls camp; Katie organizes a benefit dance, but when she neglects to hire a band, 50s music star Lawrence Welk steps in (featuring a cameo by Lawrence Welk). Also includes a bewildering full-page advertisement for Hitler stamps left over from WWII Europe. Solid Jackson; Quick as a Flash!; Girl Gets Boy!; Bye, Bye, Bonds!; Natch; Nice Work; The Big Promotion!; Winner Take All! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    King of the Royal Mounted (1952 Dell) 13

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    Stories by Gaylord Du Bois. Art by Stan Campbell. Painted cover by William George. The adventures of Canadian Mountie Dave King, a character created by Western novelist Zane Grey. This series featured gorgeous cover paintings of derring-do in the best Men's Adventure tradition. King helps a local tribe confront the apparently supernatural menace of the Ju-eebee. Also featuring a text piece on the Grizzly Bear. Yet another stunning cover, this one featuring a wolf attack. The Grizzly Bear; Menace of the Mountains. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Lawbreakers Suspense Stories (1953) 15

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  • Issue #63
    Leading Screen Comics (1950) 63
  • Issue #91
    Lil Abner (1947) 91
    Published Nov 1953 by Harvey.

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    Cover art by Al Capp. Untitled story, script and art by Al Capp; A mad scientist creates a real version of a movie monster. Untitled story, script and art by Al Capp; Li'l Abner meets his cousin Stonewall. "Hairless Joe and Lonesome Polecat!!", script and art by Al Capp; Lonesome Polecat and Hairless Joe are declared menaces to Dogpatch because they are still bachelors. Untitled story, script and art by Al Capp; Dogpatch is visited by creatures from the moon. The Prospector one-page story by Mel Lazarus. The Mysterious Leslie A Memphis Smith Adventure text story by Donald George. Untitled one-page story, script and art by Harvey Kurtzman. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #90
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  • Issue #91
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  • Issue #92
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  • Issue #93
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  • Issue #2
    Little Dot (1953 1st Series) 2
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  • Issue #2N
    Little Eva 3-D Comics (1953) 2N
    • 3" cumulative spine split, centerfold detached.

    No glasses Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #2W
    Little Eva 3-D Comics (1953) 2W

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  • Issue #2
    Little Lizzie (1953 Atlas) 2
  • Issue #65
    Little Lulu (1948 Dell/Gold Key) 65

    Little Lulu Pays a Sick Call; Mr. McNabbem fakes being sick in an attempt to catch Lulu playing hooky. The Well-Dressed Ghost; Lulu and Tubby deliver a suit and encounter a ghost in the cemetery. The Little Wild Boy; Tubby dresses like a wild boy to keep the girls away from an apple tree in the woods. The Peacemaker; Lulu tries to keep Tubby and Willy from fighting. Hiccups; Tubby tries to help Lulu get over her hiccups. Ol' Witch Hazel and the Dusty Castle; Lulu tells Alvin about when Hazel captures the poor little girl to clean her castle. The Butler; Tubby tries to prove to Gloria that he is brave. Two-page text story, Lulus Diry ("Diary"). 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #65
    Lone Ranger (1948 Dell) 65
    • Centerfold detached.

    Painted cover art by Hank Hartman. Dollars of Doom, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Tom Gill; Train robbers pretend to be detectives from New York in order to avoid detection. The Wyoming War, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Tom Gill; The owner of the Double Bar ranch wants to force out the other ranchers in the county. The Courage of Little Crane text story by Gaylord Du Bois. The Skunk Bear, script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Jon Small; In the dead of winter, Little Buck is bitten by a skunk bear (wolverine) raiding their storehouse; Young Hawk must track down and kill the intruder before he ruins their trap lines. Ad in comic form for Wheaties breakfast cereal featuring Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Robin Roberts. Based on the popular Western TV series. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Lone Rider (1951) 10

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    "Hold That Hanging," "Battle-Cry," "Trouble Trail," and "Tenderfoot's Gold," Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Lone Rider (1951) 16

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  • Issue #145
    Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (1941 Dell) 145
    • Only one staple (manufacturing).
    • Restoration- color touch.
    • Staple rust with migration.

    #145, 11/53, 10c. Issue has Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Mary Jane & Sniffles, Henery Hawk, Tweety & Sylvester, and Little Pancho Vanilla in untitled stories, Daffy Duck in "Town Meeting," a two-page text story "A Fish Story," and one-page gag strips. Story and art credits: unknown. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Love and Marriage (1952 Superior) 11

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  • Vol. 47 #2
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  • Vol. 37 #3
    Love Short Stories (1940-1955 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 37 #3

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  • Issue #43
    Lovelorn (1950) 43

    Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Art by Kenneth Landau and others. Tales of romance from legendary early independent comics publisher ACG, one of the earliest of the romantic comics genre of the postwar era. Matt wonders if Ellen is the wrong girl for him because of her bad-girl reputation; A former child actress falls for her co-star, but the studio doesnt want them dating; A psychiatrist falls for her handsome patient, but theres all those ethics regulations to consider. I Had to Be Bad!; Cupid's Knitting Needles; Love Comes of Age; Love Is a State of Mind!; The Things Money Can't Buy; They Called Me --- Just Average! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #55
    Lovers (1952) 55
    Published Nov 1953 by Marvel.

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    "The Man I Love" (art by John Tartaglione?), "Second Chance" (art by Jay Scott Pike), "Paula Loves Ken," "After the Honeymoon," and a two-page text story, "I, Rebecca." Al Hartley cover. Cover price $0.10.

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

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    Cover by Mel Hunter. Fantasy and science fiction stories by Clifford D. Simak, Robert Abernathy, Margaret St. Clair (as Idris Seabright), Mindret Lord, Stewart Royce, Vance Randolph, Kris Neville, Randall Garrett, Cleve Cartmill, Theodore Sturgeon, and Mildred Clingerman. Softcover. 5.5-in. x 7.5-in. 128 newsprint pages, black and white (all text). Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 3 #11
    Male (1950-1981 Male Publishing Corp.) Vol. 3 #11

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

  • Vol. 2 #1
    Man's Life (1952-1961 Crestwood) 1st Series Vol. 2 #1

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  • Vol. 1 #11
    Manhunt (1953-1967 Eagle Publications) Pulp Vol. 1 #11

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  • Vol. 8 #1
    Max Brand's Western Magazine (1949-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 8 #1

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    November 1953. Feature story "Hangtree Kid" by H. A. DeRosso. Novelettes "The Devil's Spread" by Bruce Cassidy and "Blood of the Gunborn" by Will Cook. Short stories by Frank Scott York, Gordon D. Shirreffs, and J. L. Bouma. Few interior illustrations. 7-in. x 9 1/2-in.; black and white; 114 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.