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Comic books November 1953

  • Vol. 1 #1
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  • Issue #1
    Secret Story Romances (1953) 1

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    Bill Everett art. Stories include "Worth Waiting For," "The Tragic Truth" (art by Jay Scott Pike), "I Do," and "Mary Parker's Man!" Pike cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 216 #5
    Short Stories (1890-1959 Doubleday) Pulp Vol. 216 #5

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  • Vol. 11 #2
    Sir! Magazine (1942) Vol. 11 #2

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    Volume 11, Issue 2 - November 1953. Adventure stories, articles and pin-up photos. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in. 82 Pages, B&W. Mature readers. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #23
    Six-Gun Heroes (1950 Fawcett/Charlton) 23
  • Issue #2
    Spaceman, Speed Carter (1953 Atlas) 2
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    • 2" spine split from base of comic.

    "United Planets Peace Organization," "The Half-Horrors of Hyades," "Who Stole the Sun," and "The Space Trap!" (all art by Joe Maneely). Back-up story, "Famous Explorers of Space No. 2: Mercury" (art by Benulis/Abel). Two-page text story, "The Stowaways." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Spotty the Pup (1953) 2

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  • Vol. 4 #11
    Stag Magazine (1949-1994) Vol. 4 #11

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    Volume 4, Issue 11 - November 1954. Men's adventure magazine featuring articles on sports, hunting politics and crime. 10-in. x 13-in., 66 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #15
    Star Spangled War Stories (1952 DC #3-204) 15

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    Cover art by Bob Brown. The Big Fish, script by David Kahn, art by Bob Brown. Tin Helmet, script by France Herron, art by Jerry Grandenetti. War Record, script by Art Wallace, art by Jim McArdle. Jinx Commander, script by William Woolfolk, pencils by Eugene Hughes, inks by Joe Giella. Private Pete filler page and Shorty filler page by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Startling Terror Tales (1953-54 2nd Series) 7

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Pre-Code horror and crime comics from L. B. Cole's Star Publications. A killer takes advantage of a trip through the remote jungle to commit his deadly crime. Criminal Harry Loomis is undone by convenient film footage of his crime. The Case of the Strange Murder; No Profit in Crime; Picture of Crime; Voyage of Death. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #38
    Strange Adventures (1950 1st Series) 38

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  • Issue #14
    Strange Mysteries (1951 Superior) 14

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    Jack Kamen-ish art and stories. "Horror in the House"; A woman kills her uncle who is an engraver, making it look like suicide; His ghost tells the police to inspect the bullets. "The Evil Stranger"; A woman tries to burn her husband to death to collect the insurance money; He escapes, gets a new plastic face, comes back as an insurance company employee, and marries her. "Haunted Hands" text story by John Martin. "Blood and Old Bones"; A man buys a cemetery to dig for oil. A man whose wife is buried in the cemetery kills one of the workers; That man is then killed by the man who bought the cemetery. "The Dead Speak!"; Two men try to revive corpses. One of the men kills the other. He leaves the country and works to perfect his reviving potion. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 24
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #2744422005
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    • 1/2" spine split from top.

    Cover art by Bill Everett. "The Things in the Coffins," art by Joe Sinnott; A drifter takes a job as cemetery caretaker, but when he notices that none of the tombstones have names, he digs one up only to uncover a buried invasion force from Pluto. "A Man of Decision" text story. "Mission to Mars!", art by Ed Goldfarb; In 2253 a diplomatic mission is sent to Mars to trade for food as Earth has been ravaged by atomic war; All of the men take their mission very seriously, except the young pilot who is kind of a class clown; He has a doll which resembles the captain and he makes it do a silly dance but the other men find no humor in his antics. "Russia!", script by Carl Wessler, art by Sam Kweskin; As Anastatia Romanov lies dying, she remembers the events of the Russian revolution and the execution of her family, along with the curse of Rasputin that if harm were to come to him Russia would be ruined. "Come In!", art by Vic Carrabotta; A young man about to enlist visits a fortune teller as he wishes to know if he will be killed in war; The fortune teller gazes into her crystal ball and tells him no, and he is relived until she hands his money back. "The Fat Man," art by Bob Fujitani; The ship's cook and two sailors are stuck on a life raft that reaches an island; The native chief lets the two skinny sailors go, but puts the obese cook in a caldron, as he is quite fat from eating food he hoarded from his comrades. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #42
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  • Issue #28
    Superboy (1949-1979 1st Series DC) 28
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #1248708014
    • Staple rust with migration.
    • 1 1/2" Cumulative spine split.
    • Heavy margin chew.

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The Luckiest Boy in the World!, pencils by John Sikela; A newspaper does a feature on lucky people and decides Clark Kent is the luckiest boy alive, because of all his close shaves with death. The Man Who Defeated Superboy!, pencils by John Sikela. Give Your Pet All the Breaks! public service announcement starring Binky, script by Jack Schiff, pencils by Win Mortimer. Heroes on Land and Sea! text page. Little Pete humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Boy Who Proved the Impossible!, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Sy Barry; Alan tries to prove Clark is not Superboy so that Lana will go out with him instead. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #50
    Tarzan (1948-1972 Dell/Gold Key) 50
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split.

    Lex Barker photo cover. "The Precious Poison," script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Jesse Marsh; Tarzan must find a cure for the swamp fever that has afflicted Dr. Mervin. "Boy Goes Hunting," script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Jesse Marsh; Boy saves Wanda Newland when she is captured by Itombe and M'Basa. "The Mark of Evil," script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Jesse Marsh; Tarzan tracks down a terrorist sect that is killing any native that is friendly with foreigners. "Kaino's Skill" text story starring Mabu. Untitled Brothers of the Spear story, script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Russ Manning; Dan-El and Natongo track Nagopa thru the tunnels under the city. Wheaties ad with George Kell of the Boston Red Sox. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 3 #31
    Tarzan Adventures (1953 Westworld) UK Vol. 3 #31

    Weekly U.K. comic featuring Edgar Rice Burroughs' famous hero. Tarzan by Barry, reprinting daily comic strips. 24 Pages B&W Colorized Lex Barker Movie Cover. "Arizona Bill" fumetti.

  • Vol. 3 #32
    Tarzan Adventures (1953 Westworld) UK Vol. 3 #32

    Weekly U.K. comic featuring Edgar Rice Burroughs' famous hero. Tarzan by Barry, reprinting daily comic strips. 24 Pages B&W Colorized Lex Barker Movie Cover. "Arizona Bill" Fumetti.

  • Vol. 3 #33
    Tarzan Adventures (1953 Westworld) UK Vol. 3 #33

    Weekly U.K. comic featuring Edgar Rice Burroughs' famous hero. Tarzan by Bob Lubbers and Dick Van Buren, Colorized Lex Barker Movie Photo Cover, reprinting daily comic strips. 24 Pages B&W. "Arizona Bill" Fumetti.

  • Vol. 3 #34
    Tarzan Adventures (1953 Westworld) UK Vol. 3 #34
    • Staple rust/rust migration.

    Weekly U.K. comic featuring Edgar Rice Burroughs' famous hero. Tarzan by Barry, Colorized Lex Barker Movie Photo Cover, reprinting daily comic strips. 24 Pages B&W. "Arizona Bill" Fumetti.

  • Issue #34
    Teen-Age Romances (1949) 34
    • Paper: White
    • 1 piece of tape on interior cover.
    • Label #15D9AA-033
    • INCOMPLETE. Piece clipped (affects art). Near complete spine split. Tearing throughout interior.
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scratch on front of case
    • Label #1624308020
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    • 3/4" Cumulative spine split.
  • Vol. 1 #23
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    Volume 1, Issue 23 - November 9th 1953. Celebrity gossip magazine. The issue features Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra on the cover, and takes a look at "The Secret Story of Red China's Dope Queens." 4-in. x 6-in., 64 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #25
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    Volume 1, Issue 25, November 23rd, 1953. Celebrity gossip magazine. Features a Mara Lane Cover, a pictorial on "The Cult of Wicked Women" including Marilyn Monroe and Eartha Kitt, and Doris Day's Calamity Jane. 4-in. x 6-in., 64 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Terry-Toons Comics (1952 St. John) 9

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  • Issue #39/40
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    Adzine/Fanzine for and by the members of the Texas Gun Collectors' Association, edited by Harry C, Knode. Includes Photos and stories of members' collections. Softcover 8 1/2-in. x 11-in. 40 pages B&W.

  • Vol. 52 #3
    Texas Rangers (1936-1958 Standard) Pulp Vol. 52 #3

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  • Issue #11
    Thing! (1952) 11
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    • Cover detached.

    Cover by Bob Forgione. "Hansel and Gretel," script by Carl Memling, pencils by Bob Forgione, inks by Vince Alascia; A young couple is forced to spend the night at a ghoulish witch's house. "The Glitter of Evil," script by Carl Memling, art by Sid Check; Pearl diver Craig Mandeville starts robbing pearls from natives until they trick him and send him underwater to meet his deserved fate in the form of a giant octopus. "Smog Over Shoreville" text story. "Beyond the Past!", art by Lou Morales; A professor tries out an encantation from the infamous "Necronomicon." "Deep Freeze," script by Carl Memling, pencils by Bob Forgione, inks by Vince Alascia; An arctic military expedition stumbles upon a primeval monster living under the ice and is killed instantly. "Blind Vengeance," script by Carl Memling, art by John Belfi; The gambler Leslie Carter kills the caretaker of his fortune to get his hands on all the money. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2N
    Three Dimension Comics Mighty Mouse (1953 1st Printing) 2N
    • Cover detached at one staple. 3/4" Spine split.
    • Cover detached at one staple. Centerfold detached at one staple. One page has 3.5" tear.

    Copy does not include 3-D glasses. 11/1953 # 2 Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #2W
    Three Dimension Comics Mighty Mouse (1953 1st Printing) 2W
    • Chew damage on spine.

    Copy includes original 3-D glasses. 11/1953 # 2. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #3A
    Three Stooges (1953 St. John) 3A

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    WITH GLASSES. This is a 3-D comic. 3A does include the original 3-D glasses. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #3B
    Three Stooges (1953 St. John) 3B

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    NO GLASSES. This is a 3-D comic. Warning! 3B does not contain the original 3-D glasses distributed with the book. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 78 #3
    Thrilling Love (1931-1955 Metropolitan-Standard) Pulp Vol. 78 #3

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  • Vol. 43 #1
    Thrilling Wonder Stories (1936-1955 Beacon/Better/Standard) Pulp Vol. 43 #1

    Cover by Walter Popp. Stories by Kendell Foster Crossen, and Dwight V. Swain. Virgil Finlay illustrations. 7-in. x 10-in.; black and white; 128 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #38
    Tim Holt (1948) 38

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    Art by Frank Bolle, Ernie Bache and Dick Ayers. Cover by Frank Bolle. Western adventure starring movie cowboy Tim Holt. Masked femme fatale The Black Phantom decides to go straight, but her old gang uses her as bait to trap Redmask. Ghost Rider seeks the secret of phantom gunmen. Redmask tracks The Cape, a crooked magician who robs his audiences (different from The Cape who appears in issue #22). Exceptionally well-composed cover by Frank Bolle. Return of the Black Phantom!; The Ghost Rider: The Phantom Guns of Feather Gap!; Crimes of the Cape; The Crazy Quilt Suit! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    Tip Topper Comics (1949) 25

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  • Issue #112
    Tom and Jerry (1949 Dell/Gold Key) 112

    Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Featuring: Tom & Jerry tale; Adventures of Tom tale; Barney Bear & Benny Burro tale; Big Spike & Little Tyke tale; Bertie Bird text story "Bertie Bird's Winter in the Snow"; Wuff the Prairie Dog tale; Jerry & Tuffy 2-pager; Fuzzy & Wuzzy tale; Flip 'n' Dip 2-pager; and Droopy 1-pager. 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Tom Corbett, Space Cadet (1952 Dell) 4

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    Cover by Alden McWilliams. Photo from Tom Corbett TV series. Untitled story, script by Paul Newman, art by John Lehti; Tom and the other cadets go in search of missing Professor Thornton and run into a Martian picpup (which can create illusions) and the Bor Borito's people. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Tomahawk (1950) 20
    Published Nov 1953 by DC.
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    Cover art by Nick Cardy. The Retreat of Tomahawk, art by Bruno Premiani. Pioneer War Correspondent starring Tomahawk, art by Bruno Premiani. The Legend of the Shining Canoe--Tales of the Arrow Maker, art by Fred Ray. The Mississippi River Pirates starring Tomahawk, pencils by Bruno Premiani, inks by Ray Burnley. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Tomb of Terror (1952) 12
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #2004232006
    • 5" spine split from top.

    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by Manny Stallman, John Giunta, Bob Powell, Howard Nostrand, and Jack Sparling. Tomb of Terror was one of Harvey Comics' notorious pre-Code horror comics. A scientist's evolving machine turns him into an advanced being, until he takes it too far. The series continues its trend of offbeat horror stories with a Western version of the classic Don Quixote. A man murders his brother....too bad they were Siamese twins. Evolution; Terror; The Story of the Witch/The Hand Behind the Head; Don Coyote: A Boo of the Month; Tale of Cain; Blind Alley; Terror Tricks; Gambling Fever. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Treasure Chest Vol. 09 (1953) 5

    November 5, 1953

  • Issue #6
    Treasure Chest Vol. 09 (1953) 6

    November 19, 1953

  • Vol. 33 #198
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  • Issue #24
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 24
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • File Copy.
    • Label #633-AA-010
  • Vol. 69 #4
    True Story Magazine (1919) Vol. 69 #4

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    Volume 69, Issue 4 - November 1953. Photos and articles focusing on American life. "What Women Should Know About Men", "I Cook For Men Who Like Meat With Gravy." . 8 1/2-in. x 11-in. 140 pages B&W. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #11
    True War Romances (1952) 11

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  • Issue #11
    Two-Gun Kid (1948) 11
    Published Nov 1953 by Marvel.
    • Cover detached. Staining in interior.

    Cover by Syd Shores. Untitled story, art by Fred Kida; Southwestern Railroad is having trouble keeping it's workings in line; It's affecting production, and railroad owner Franklin Calhoun faces financial ruin if the rail line does not get finished in time; Calhoun hires the Two-Gun Kid to help. "Stranger in Town" text story. Untitled story, art by Fred Kida; The town of Taos is taken over by El Toro and his gang; Passing through the area in the beating sun is the Two-Gun Kid who needs water fast; He comes across the exiled residents of Taos who tell him of El Toro's take over. Untitled story, art by George Tuska; The Black Rider enters the trial of Salinas Slade and asks to be sworn in as a witness. Untitled story, art by Fred Kida; The Two-Gun Kid comes across a stage coach being attacked by outlaws and comes to its rescue, shooting them dead; He checks on the passengers and learns that one of them is a boxer named Lefty Benton who is heading to Julesberg to fight it out with Ox Leach. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #3
    Two-Gun Western (1953-1957 Western Fiction-Stadium) Pulp 6th Series Vol. 1 #3

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  • Issue #14
    Uncanny Tales (1952 Atlas) 14

    Edited by Stan Lee. Cover by Sol Brodsky. Stories by Russ Heath, Dick Ayers, Ed Winiarski, Mort Lawrence, and Joe Sinnott. Tantalizing tales of suspense and horror, sometimes with science fiction elements. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    United States Fighting Air Force (1952 Canada) 5
  • Issue #33
    Vault of Horror (1950 E.C. Comics) 33
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    • 3 1/2" cumulative spine split.

    Cover by Johnny Craig. Ad for MAD magazine. "Together They Lie!", art by Reed Crandall; Agnes and her boss's attorney decided to create a major hoax on her employer, Mr. Horton, as she implied to him that his wife was having an affair with his attorney. "Let the Punishment Fit the Crime!", script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Jack Davis; Children in town question people about various things regarding death and funerals, and are fascinated about a man dying in the electric chair. "Wrecker!" text story. E.C. Addict Fan Club promo. "A Slight Case of Murder!", art by George Evans; Doc Swanson gazes up at the abandoned mansion on the hill and figures it holds the answer to all of the killings. "Strung Along!", script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Albert B. Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Graham Ingels (as Ghastly); Tony once was a famed puppeteer, performing shows all over and becoming quite wealthy. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.