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Comic books December 1953

  • Vol. 48 #2
    10 Story Western Magazine (1936-1954 Popular) Pulp Vol. 48 #2

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  • Vol. 2 #1
    2 Western-Action Books (1951-1954 Fiction House) Pulp Vol. 2 #1

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  • Issue #1
    3-D Dolly (1953) 1
    Published Dec 1953 by Harvey.
    • 1 3/4" Cumulative spine split. Water damage.
    • No 3-D glasses.
    • Cover detached, centerfold detached at one staple.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1100731002
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #0764516010
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    • No 3-D glasses included.
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    • 2" spine split. Includes two pairs of 3-D glasses (unattached).

    A series of 3-D kids' stories, published to coincide with the 3-D craze in movies and comics of the era. The most significant item in 3-D Dolly is a reprint of the very first Richie Rich story, from Little Dot #1, reformatted to 3-D. May or may not include 3-D glasses. Kid Trouble; Circus Sideshow; 3-D Blinkey; Man of Iron; Richie Rich: The Dancing Lessons. 32 pages, B&W with 3-D effects. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #1
    3-D Love (1953) 1
    • 1 1/2" cumulative spine split.
  • Issue #1N
    3D Features Presents Jet Pup (1953) 1N
    • 2" cumulative spine split.
    • Cover detached at both staples.

    No glasses included. Jet Pup in "Fright in the Fun House" and "Undersea Adventure." Hep Cat in "The Rest Cure" and "The Jive Contest!" Back-up features starring Slim & Slam and Wacky Willie. Art by Irving Spector. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #1W
    3D Features Presents Jet Pup (1953) 1W

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    Glasses included. Jet Pup in "Fright in the Fun House" and "Undersea Adventure." Hep Cat in "The Rest Cure" and "The Jive Contest!" Back-up features starring Slim & Slam and Wacky Willie. Art by Irving Spector. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 1 #6
    Action (1953 Picture Magazines) Vol. 1 #6

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  • Issue #187
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 187
    Published Dec 1953 by DC.

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Superman's New Super Powers, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. Know Your Community! public service announcement starring Binky, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. The Plot to Capture the Crown starring Congo Bill, script by Jack Miller, art by Ed Smalle. The Gifts from Space starring Tommy Tomorrow, art by Jim Mooney. The Man Who Killed Vigilante, art by Howard Sherman. 44 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #6
    Adam (1952-1954 Knight Publishing) 1st Series Vol. 1 #6

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  • Dec 1953
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular) Pulp Dec 1953
  • Issue #195
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 195

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Lana Lang's Romance on Mars starring Superboy, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Sy Barry; Lana hooks up with Marsboy. The River Gang starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. Peg humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Prof. Watts' Problem Pupils starring Johnny Quick, art by Ralph Mayo. Varsity Vic humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Banishment of Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 44 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Adventures into Darkness (1952) 13

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    Contains cannibalism story "The Feast of the Ghouls", referenced by T. E. Murphy in "For the Kiddies to Read", Reader's Digest, June 1954. In order of appearance: "Feast of the Ghouls" art by Mike Sekowsky; "The Haunted Hotel" reprinted in Haunted Horror (2012 IDW) #18 and #21; "Paid in Full"; "Satan's Pawn"; "Escape From Terrorland: Can You Get Through This Labyrinth?" activity page; "The Monster in the Maze" reprinted in Seduction of the Innocent 3-D (1985) #2, Tales Too Terrible to Tell (1989) #3, and Haunted Horror (2012 IDW) #24; "Let's Go Mad"; "When Hell Broke Loose"; and "The Unbeliever" art by Mike Sekowsky, reprinted in Haunted Horror (2012 IDW) #21. "The Lonely Place: There Was Something in the Old Family Homestead That Terrified Him..." illustrated text story by John Marvin. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 26

    "The Shrunken Head" (art by Bill Benulis), "Once a Horse Thief," "Before the Dawn of Time" (art by Russ Heath), "The Hanging Man," "The Bear Facts of Life!" (art by Mac Pakula), and a two-page text story, "Iron Maiden." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #50
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 50

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    Stories in the pre-Comics Code issue: "The Labyrinth of Daboor," "The Road to Death," "The Imposter," and "I am a Zombie." Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Cover by Ken Bald. Stories by Robert McCarty, Dick Beck, George Klein, Pete Riss, Ken Bald, Bernard Sachs, Jack Abel, William Weltman, and Lin Streeter. 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 #24
    Adventures into Weird Worlds (1952-1954 Marvel/Atlas) 24
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #2100085005

    Cover art by Bill Everett. The One Who Was Dead, art by Paul Reinman; A man uses life restore serum to revive Cleopatra, but it also works on the Asp that she used to commit suicide, and it bites him. The Trap text story. He Kidnapped a Rocket; A criminal hijacks a rocket, but unknown to him, its destination is a space prison colony. The Hunter; A hunter winds up on a planet where animals are the masters and place humans in zoos. Halfway Home!, art by Chuck Winter; A scientist aboard a rocket without enough fuel to reach Earth wants to use a device to reduce the weight of the crew by half; when he tests it on a monkey, it shrinks the monkey to half-size. Look Out for the Martians, art by John Forte; A man realizes that he is actually a Martian that has been incubated into a human infant and only becomes aware of his identity once maturity has been reached. Human agents called 'scanners' attempt to neutralize him, but fail. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Adventures of Bob Hope (1950) 24
    • 1 1/2" cumulative spine split. Writing on back cover.

    Cover by Owen Fitzgerald. Written by Cal Howard, Martin Naydel, Henry Boltinoff and unknown. Art by Owen Fitzgerald, Martin Naydel, Henry Boltinoff and Bob Oksner. Bob Hope, America's favorite funnyman, stars in an untitled 3-part story by Cal Howard and Owen Fitzgerald. Plus: Teen Teasers activity page by Martin Naydel; Varsity Vic 1-pager by Henry Boltinoff; Honey in Hollywood half-pager by Boltinoff; A Bit of Disc and Data article; and Tommy back-up story, with art by Bob Oksner. 40 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (1952) 12

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    "The Terror of Tornado Town!" Rex saves a town from a tornado, manhandles (so to speak) a runaway horse cart, and rescues people during a flood. Also includes: "The Million Dollar Gorilla!" (starring Detective Chimp); "Mountain Fury" (starring Rex); and "Dogs That Fight Darkness." 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.

  • Vol. 41 #3
    Air Trails (1934-1942, 1950-1954 Street & Smith) Pulp 2nd Series Vol. 41 #3

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  • Issue #1
    Algie (1953) 1
    Published Dec 1953 by Timor.

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  • Issue #1DARK
    Algie (1953) Misprint 1DARK
    Published Dec 1953 by Timor.

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    Cover by Ben Brown. Stories and art by Gerald Altman, Max Elkan and Gene Leslie. This issue of the kids' comic "Algie" was misprinted, containing the contents of crime comic Dark Mysteries # 24 instead. A man masters the Indian Rope Trick and uses it for murder. Con men sell a formula that is supposed to make people grow, but they don't expect it to actually work. Queenie Starr and Lt. Gaines investigate murder on the stage. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #1SECRET
    Algie (1953) Misprint 1SECRET
    Published Dec 1953 by Timor.

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    Cover by Ben Brown. Stories and art by Edvard Moritz, Tony Tallarico and Cerrone. This issue of the kids' comic "Algie" was misprinted, containing the contents of crime comic Secret Mysteries #19 instead. Escaped convicts abduct a couple to a haunted lighthouse. A rookie cop with his life on the line gets a second chance thanks to an oilcan. Dr. Foo uses electricity to take on a criminal gang. Music of Mystery; One Stormy Night; The Globe from the Gobi; The Last House on the Block; The Fantastic Dr. Foo. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #8
    All American Men of War (1952) 8
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split.

    Edited by Whitney Ellsworth. Cover by Irv Novick and Joe Giella. Stories by David Kahn, Carmine Infantino, Henry Boltinoff, Harry Harrison, Ross Andru, Mike Esposito, Irwin Hasen, Nat Barnett, Gene Colan, Bernard Sachs, Jack Miller, Raymond Perry, Robert Kanigher, Irv Novick, and Joe Giella. Adventure tales of war and the military, including some humor—go into combat with All American Men of War! 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 9 #1
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  • Issue #25
    Amazing Stories (1950-1955 Pulp) UK Edition 25

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  • Issue #10
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  • Issue #22
    Andy Panda (1953 Dell) 22

    Walter Lantz' Andy Panda. Stories by unknown. Art by Lynn Karp, Dick Hall and John Carey. Featuring five untitled tales, plus an untitled story on the inside front cover! Starring Andy Panda, Charlie Chicken, Mr. Larson and Mr. Blotz! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Animal Adventures (1953 Timor) 1

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    Funny-animal hijinks from Timor, an imprint of Stanley Morse Publications. Royal rabbit King Karrot promises his nephews a dragon that doesn't exist, so he orders court magician Oodini to create one. King Leo commands Tobias Turtle and his Alligator enemy to joust like knights of old. The origin of Soopermutt, who gains superpowers after answering a comic-book ad for "Invincible Ink." King Karrot: Snaggin' a Dragon; Tobias Turtle; What's in a Name?; Soopermutt: The Corn Is Ripe; Orsen Buggy: Bank Nite Tonite. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #1
    Animal Life Magazine (1953 Animal Life Publications) Vol. 1 #1

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    Volume 1, Issue 1 - December 1953. Men's interest Magazine focusing on Hunting and Animal stories and articles. This issue features "Monster Marlin of Tahiti" and "Africa - Bird Hunter's Paradise". 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 66 pages, Text, with B&W images through out Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #65
    Archie (1943) 65

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  • Vol. 337 #6
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 337 #6

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  • Vol. 5 #6
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  • Issue #30
    Astonishing (1951-1957 Marvel/Atlas) 30

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    Cover art by Joe Maneely. The Eyes, art by Pete Tomlinson. The Rulers of Earth, art by Joe Sinnott. The Death of Me, art by Al Carreno. The Future of Oswald Flush!, art by Ed Winiarski. Until You Are... Dead!, art by Tony DiPreta; Gangster Killer Ryan forces biochemist Dr. Knight to create an antidote for poison gas so the criminal can avoid execution in the gas chamber; But the antidote alters Ryan's metabolism so he can only breathe poison gas. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 9 #12
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  • Vol. 52 #4
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 52 #4

    Volume 52, Issue 4 - December, 1953. Cove by Van Dongen. Softcover, 5" x 7.5", 162 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #40
    Authentic Science Fiction (1951-1957 Hamilton & Co.) 40
  • Issue #24
    Battle (1951 Atlas) 24
    Published Dec 1953 by Atlas.

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    Guerrilla Hell-Hole, art by Gene Colan. Action on Suribachi, art by Hy Rosen. Wild Blue Yonder! text story. Thick of Combat!!, art by Tony Mortellaro. The Croaker!, art by Vernon Henkel. 32 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #802
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    Published 1953 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #803
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    Published 1953 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #804
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    Published 1953 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #805
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    Published 1953 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #9
    Bedside Clubman (1951-1953 Bayard Productions) Pulp 9

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  • Issue #11
    Best of the West (1951 A-1 Comics) 11

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    (A-1 Comics #97) Cover by Fred Meagher. 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) #97. 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. Ghost Rider intervenes when a farm foreman tries to take over Liz Nelson's farm by brute force; Straight Arrow intervenes in a man's hunt for the hermit he believes killed his family. The Hunter and the Hunted; The Horns of Horror; When the Pack Rat Strikes; The Sting of Death! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Dec 1953
    Best True Fact Detective (1943-1981 Newsbook) Dec 1953

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  • Issue #3
    Bible Tales for Young Folks/People (1953) 3
  • Issue #47
    Black Cat Mystery (1951 Harvey) 47
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #2045610004
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    • Cover detached.

    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by Bob Powell, Howard Nostrand, Manny Stallman and Joe Certa. Former superhero comic Black Cat becomes a showcase for Harvey's unique brand of pre-Code horror. A scientist tries to convince future Earth of the folly of shooting convicted criminals into space. A prisoner gets a chance to escape his cruel captors, or so he thinks. A dark spoof of the movie High Noon, an experiment in the Mad-style humor that resulted in Harvey's short-lived comic Flip. Supreme Penalty; Low Noon; Torture; Regent 3! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #48
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 48

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Bernard Case, Bob Fujitani and George Tuska. 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. Black Diamond's horse race against a gambler leads to a runaway wagon full of dynamite. Red Fire joins a cattle drive and battles rustlers. An outlaw kidnaps Dixie after stealing the rodeo receipts, and only Buck Roper can save her. Black Diamond: Poisoned Gold; Buck Roper: Drawn and Quartered; Good-Corn; Red Fire: Deadline for the Cattle Drive. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 4 #3
    Black Magic (1950-1961 Prize/Crestwood) Vol. 4 #3

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    Cover by Jack Kirby. Art by Steve Ditko, Harry Lazarus, Bob McCarty, 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 # 27 on cover; listed as Vol. 4, issue #3 in indicia. A man encounters transforming Cat People, similar to but less subtle than the earlier film of that title. A visiting American hears ghostly bagpipes and sees spectral dancers in an old Scottish castle. A strange skull sends three people into the distant past, in one of the first published stories by comics legend Steve Ditko (and completed by fellow legend Jack Kirby). The Cat People; A Hole in His Head; The Nightmare; The Merry Ghosts of Campbell Castle; Ghost Pictures; Murder?; Don't Call on the Dead! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #71
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 71
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
    • Staple rust. From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.

    Cover pencils by Dick Dillin. Stories by Dick Wood, Paul Gustavson and unknown. Art by Dick Dillin, Paul Gustavson and Chuck Cuidera. Read about the origin of the Blackhawks in the super-story "The Man Who Could Defeat Blackhawk" with art by Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera. Blackhawk is also featured in: A flying saucer assault in "Lost Horizon of Terror" with art by Dillin and Cuidera; "The Red Tiger" by Dick Wood, Dillin and Cuidera; and 1-page text story "The Human Reptile," reprinted from Modern Comics (1945) #101. Plus: Chop Chop in an untitled back-up story by Paul Gustavson, reprinted from issue #39 (with a page cut and a panel re-lettered). 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #61
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 61

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  • Dec 1953
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp Dec 1953

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