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Comic books January 1954

  • Issue #1
    3-D Action (1954) 1
    Published Jan 1954 by Atlas.

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    Battle Brady; Sol Brodsky cover;

  • Issue #1
    3-D Romance (1954) 1

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  • Issue #1
    3-D Tales of the West (1954) 1

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    Oversized; Sol Brodsky cover; Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 31 #1
    44 Western Magazine (1937-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 31 #1

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  • Issue #23
    Abbott and Costello (1948 St. John) 23

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  • Issue #59
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    Art by Dudley Page. 24 pages.

  • Issue #188
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 188
    Published Jan 1954 by DC.

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Home, Sweet Home! starring Binky, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bob Oksner. The Spectral Superman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. Sinbad the Killer starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The Rebus of Space starring Tommy Tomorrow, art by Jim Mooney. The Reformed Owlhoot Club starring Vigilante, script by Dick Wood, art by Howard Sherman. 44 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #196
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 196

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    One of the earliest 1950s DC Gorilla covers, "Superman vs. King Gorilla!" When DC editors discovered that monkeys sold comics, they told their writers to create a whole series of delightful monkey/chimp/ape themed covers, a trend that lasted into the 1960s. Cover art by Win Mortimer. Kingorilla, art by John Sikela; When the Lang disappear in the jungle, Clark and Lana go search for them, and they all end up being offered as a sacrifice to a giant ape. Topsy-Turvy World starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. Jerry Jitterbug humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Johnny Quick, Traffic Cop, art by Ralph Mayo. The Jealous Archer starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 44 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Adventures in 3-D (1953 Harvey) 2
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    • Paper: Off white
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    • Label #0780152011

    Cover by Howard Nostrand. Stories and art by Bob Powell and Howard Nostrand. A series of 3-D adventure stories, published to coincide with the 3-D craze in movies and comics of the era. A champion racer competes in the famed Le Mans endurance race. Test pilots Fred and Joe try to sabotage each other's planes so they can be the first lunar astronaut. Plus a tale that takes advantage of the 3-D technology of the era by telling two separate tales on the same page. Does not contain 3-D glasses. Il Maestro; First Man On the Moon; Trapped; Winged Prayer; Three-D Blinkey. Final issue of the series. 32 pages, B&W with 3-D effects. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #27
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 27

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    Cover pencils by Gene Colan. The Man Who Ran Away, art by Al Luster; A scientist who resents his fellows as inferior builds a time machine to travel to the year 4024, where he is eliminated as a misfit because he can answer none of their I.Q. questions. Lost World text story. The Screaming Man; Two writers rent a spooky house; One ends up a skeleton and the other goes mad. The Big Story!; Newpaperman Will Karp is desperate for a big story so he arranges a deadly train wreck so that he can cover it, but he didn't know that his son was on the train. Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble!, art by Chuck Winter; A comic adaption of MacBeth with the additional detail that MacDuff is the son of one of the witches. Pep Talk, art by Paul Reinman. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #51
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 51

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    "Nightmare" (3D-ish art by Harry Lazarus), "The House That Was," "Death Mask," and "The Monster" (art by Kenneth Landau). Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Cover by Harry Lazarus. Stories by Harry Lazarus and Bob Forgione. 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 #25
    Adventures into Weird Worlds (1952-1954 Marvel/Atlas) 25
    • 3" cumulative spine split (taped). Chipping on back cover. Cover detached at one staple (taped).

    "The Men From Mars," "Nightmare!" (art by Joe Sinnott), "A Million Light-Years Away" (art by Bill Everett), "Two Times Two!" (art by Paul Reinman), "The Mad Mamba!" (art by Joe Maneely), and a two-page text story, "A Man's Past." Edited by Stan Lee. Cover by Joe Maneely. Stories by Bill Everett, Joe Sinnott, Sam Kweskin, Joe Maneely, and Paul Reinman. 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 #10
    Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis (1952) 10
    • Oxidation and brittleness.
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case; Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #0003127011

    Cover art by Owen Fitzgerald. Home, Sweet Home! public service announcement featuring Leave It To Binky, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bob Oksner. Polatac God of Evil, art by Owen Fitzgerald; A mad professor and his nutty daughter convince Jerry he's a direct descendant of the Emperor Montezuma. Honey In Hollywood humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Eve Arden article. Untitled Willy story, art by Mort Drucker. 44 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 41 #4
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  • Issue #15
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  • Vol. 27 #8A
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 27 #8A

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    Dec 1953-Jan 1954. Science fiction stories by Philip K. Dick, Robert Bloch, William P. McGivern, Jerome Bixby, T.D. Hamm, Evan Hunter, Wallace West, Bill Peters, Robert Sheckley, and Bruce Elliott. Cover by Mel Hunter. 5-1/2 in. x 7-1/2 in.; black and white; 128 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #11
    American Crime Magazine (1953-1955 Jatkins Publishing) Pulp 11

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  • Issue #16
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 16

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    "Bird-Treat Cheat!"; Veronica decides that Betty, Jughead, and Reggie should build bird houses because so many trees were being cut down for new buildings. "Yells and Belles"; Archie and Reggie apply for the position of cheerleading coach; The two babble on to Betty about their plans, which don't include her. "Behavior Pattern," art by Joe Edwards; Betty and Veronica think Archie and Reggie are trying to assassinate each other. Ad for Archie's Pal Jughead and Archie's Joke Book. "Lip Service," script by Frank Doyle, art by Bill Vigoda; Betty tips Archie to a prank with lipstick that Reggie and Veronica are playing on him. "Christmas Jeer" text story starring Betty and Veronica. "Hook, Line, and Stinkers!"; Reggie and Archie are going fishing instead of taking the girls to the movies. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 338 #1
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 338 #1

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  • Issue #5401
    Arizona Highways 5401
    Published Jan 1954

    January 1954. Publication of the Arizona Highway Department featuring stories and art with Western themes. In this issue: Ansel Adams; cactus wren; and more. 9-in. x 12-in.; part color, part black and white; 40 pages on white paper. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 2 #4
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  • Vol. 5 #7
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  • Vol. 10 #1
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  • Vol. 52 #5
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 52 #5

    Jan 1954. Volume 52, Issue 5- 1st printing. Science fiction stories by Everett B. Cole, H.Beam piper and John J. McGuire, Ralph Williams, Frank M. Robinson, and Algis Budrys. Illustrations by Freas, Orban, and van Dongen. Article on patent law. Cover by van Dongen. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.75-in.; 168 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #31
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 31
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    • 1.5" Cumulative spine split.
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    • Interior is complete. Extensive accumulation of defects.
  • Issue #41
    Authentic Science Fiction (1951-1957 Hamilton & Co.) 41
  • Issue #19
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 19

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    The Monster Maker, pencils by Jim McLaughlin; The creations of horror story writer Carl Bascom come alive in a parallel world; If he destroys the manuscript, his fictitious monsters die. They Strangle by Night, art by Louis Zansky; In Donnerwald, Germany, puppet maker Hans Basserman can bring his dolls to life; They turn out to be evil and go on a killing spree. Conjurer for the Foul Fiend, art by Ken Rice; Aging stage magician Willis Duncazy makes a pact with the devil; Magical powers, youth and a beautiful assistant are his for one year. The Werewolf Strikes!; Professor Drago is a werewolf, but working on a formula to keep his human form. But time runs out and Drago gets cornered. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Ballyhoo (1948-1954 Dell Publishing) 2nd series 5

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  • Issue #80
    Batman (1940) 80
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jan 1954 by DC.
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    Cover by Win Mortimer. "The Joker's Movie Crimes!", pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; The Joker's films his crimes in order to sell them as instructional aids; He sees himself lampooned in a new Batman movie and makes a film about humiliating Batman and Robin. Binky Says: "Know Your Community!" public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. "Dick Grayson's Nightmare!", pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; Bruce Wayne has Wayne Manor redecorated while he is involved in a murder trial in Chicago; Robin to operates out of a nearby cabin belonging to a vacationing mystery writer; A gang of thieves plan to rob a nearby warehouse. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Deadly Dingo!" two-page "factual" comic story, art by Nick Cardy. "Calling All Con Men!" text story by Jack Miller. "The Machines of Menace!", script by Bill Woolfolk, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; Robberies committed in Gotham City by fantastic machines prompts Batman and Robin to follow one out to sea, where they are captured by an automated fishing device; Inventive genius Eric Golar dreams of creating a fully automated city. The Line of Stars Presents Superman DC National Comics ad. 44 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    Battle (1951 Atlas) 25
    Published Jan 1954 by Atlas.

    The Verdict of General Wong!, art by Art Peddy. The Password!, art by Hy Rosen. Battle Brady in Korea! The Volunteer!, art by Bill Walton. The Convincer text story. 32 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Battle Cry (1952) 10

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    Cover by Vickers. Stories and art by Eugene E. Hughes, Robert Q. Sale and Hy Fleishman. War comics from publisher Stanley Morse in the tradition of EC's war comics. Pvt. Ike tries to help a rookie soldier who doesn't know or like what the US is doing in Korea. A by-the-book Marine sergeant clashes with his troops when they help a civilian child impoverished by the war. Americans in a German POW camp await the approaching troops that can liberate them. Pvt. Ike: Just a Foot Soldier; Marine Sergeant; The Private and the Sergeant; Watching the Line; Recon Flight; Private Stock; Pvt. Ike: Ya Gotta Have Faith. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #806
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    Published 1954 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #807
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    Published 1954 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #808
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    Published 1954 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #809
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    Published 1954 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #810
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    Published 1954 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Vol. 12 #6
    Beauty Parade (1941-1956 Harrison Publications) Vol. 12 #6

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  • Issue #1
    Best of Bibler (1954 Alpha Delta Sigma) 1

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    A collection of the most famous cartoons drawn by Richard Bibler. 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in., 64 pages, B/W. Cover price $16.99.

  • Vol. 4 #2
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  • Issue #176
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  • Issue #7
    Beware (1953 Trojan/Merit) 7
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    • INCOMPLETE. Torn interior. Interrupts art and story. Cover detached at both staples.

    "The Life of Riley" (art by Myron Fass), "Guest of the Ghouls" (art by Sid Check), "Heads of the Dead," and "Black Death." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Beyond (1950 Ace) 24
    • 2.25" spine split from bottom. Only one staple (manufacturing).

    Step into My Empty Shroud, art by Lou Cameron; The gangster Reynolds is executed in the electric chair and buried in Potter's Field; In his mind he refuses to have died and battles his way out of a cemetery full of collegial skeletons. These, My Hands of Doom, art by Ken Rice; Cosmos, "an ugly, twisted man", is a masterful sculptor, but unrecognized; He swears revenge, makes a deal with the devil and gets a rare gift: anything he touches turns to stone. Lair of the Black Widow, art by Sy Grudko. The Talking Skull, art by Jim McLaughlin. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #4
    Beyond Fantasy Fiction (1953-1955 Galaxy Publishing) Vol. 1 #4

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    January 1954. Cover by Conrad. Fantasy stories: "Call Me Wizard" by Evelyn E. Smith, "G'rilla" by William Morrison, "Halfway to Hell" by Jerome Bixby, "Tag" by Robert Abernathy, "The Ghost Maker" by Frederik Pohl, "Perforce to Dream" by John Wyndham, "The Man Who Got Around" by Joesph Satin and "Wolfie" by Theodore R. Cogswell. 160 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #2-1ST
    Bible Story HC (1953-1957 By Arthur S. Maxwell) 2-1ST

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    Volume 2 - 1st printing. "Mighty Men of Old (From Exodus to the Dedication of Aaron)!" Adapted by Arthur S. Maxwell. Art by Harry Anderson, Paul Remmey and Russell Harlan. The Bible Story is a series of easy to read and understand books featuring over 400 stories in 10 hardcover volumes covering the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Also including over 1,200 full color illustrations, this series is a wonderful look at the greatest story ever told and easily assessable by readers of all ages. Hardcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 192 pages, full color. All Ages

  • Issue #3-1ST
    Bible Story HC (1953-1957 By Arthur S. Maxwell) 3-1ST

    Volume 3 - 1st printing. "Trials and Triumphs (From the Death of Nadah and Abibu to the Anointing of David)!" Adapted by Arthur S. Maxwell. Art by Harry Anderson, Paul Remmey and Russell Harlan. The Bible Story is a series of easy to read and understand books featuring over 400 stories in 10 hardcover volumes covering the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Also including over 1,200 full color illustrations, this series is a wonderful look at the greatest story ever told and easily assessable by readers of all ages. Hardcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 192 pages, full color. All Ages

  • Issue #20
    Billy the Kid Adventure Magazine (1950) 20
  • Issue #26
    Black Rider (1951) 26

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    The Black Rider stars in "The Hunters," "Gambler's Folly," and "Gun Justice!" Untitled Kid Colt Outlaw back-up story (art by Jack Keller). Two-page text story, "A Score to Settle!" Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #72
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 72
    • Water damage.

    Cover by Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera. Stories by Dick Wood, Paul Gustavson and unknown. Art by Dick Dillin, Paul Gustavson and Chuck Cuidera. Featuring Blackhawk in: "Death In the Iron Mask" by Dick Wood, Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera; "The Death Legion" by Wood, Dillin and Cuidera; "The Invasion From Within" by Wood, Dillin and Cuidera; and 1-page text story "Dinner for Blackhawk," reprinted from Modern Comics (1945) #96. Plus: Chop Chop in an untitled back-up story by Paul Gustavson, reprinted from issue #38 (with a page cut and a panel re-lettered). 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Blazing Western (1954 Timor) 1

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    Cover by Bernard Baily. Stories and art by Hy Fleishman, Vince Fodera, Bill Discount and Steve Ditko. Tales of war and adventure in the Old West. Brad Payne and Pappy Day ride into town and immediately find trouble when they help a kid targeted by hired guns. The Utah Kid and Golden Eagle investigate poisoned watering holes, in an early story by Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko. The true story of the Battle of the Alamo. Inheritance of Death!; Range War!; Rabble; Potlatch!; Wheel of Misfortune. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #62
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 62

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