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Comic books March 1954

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

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  • Vol. 31 #2
    44 Western Magazine (1937-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 31 #2

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  • Issue #24
    Abbott and Costello (1948 St. John) 24

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  • Issue #60
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    Art by Dudley Page. 24 pages.

  • Issue #190
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 190
    Published Mar 1954 by DC.

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The Boy Who Saved Superman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. The Man Who Wanted To Die A Hero starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The Hunters of the Future starring Tommy Tomorrow, art by Jim Mooney. Vigilante's Adopted Tribe, art by Howard Sherman. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #198
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 198

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Sy Barry. The Super-Carnival from Space starring Superboy, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Sy Barry; An alien circus tries to force Superboy to join. The Daredevil of the Seven Seas starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. Little Pete humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Mechanical Fortune Teller starring Johnny Quick, art by Ralph Mayo. Wanted for Murder: Green Arrow, art by George Papp; Green Arrow goes to the backward European nation of Entonia to rescue a girl. Full page ad for DC comic Hopalong Cassidy. 44 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 29

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    Cover pencils by Joe Maneely and Carl Burgos [Vampire Figure]. The Vampire Man; This story postulates the Jack the Ripper killings were done by a hateful hunchback who wanted to become a vampire so he could kill mortals. The Black Box text story. From Out of the…Grave, art by Gene Colan; In old England, a hunch backed grave robber named Grimm makes his living digging up corpses and selling them to doctors to experiment on illegally. The Man Who Walked the Plank, pencils by Werner Roth; After a pirate captain's ship is sunk, he finds himself surrounded by sharks, floating on the plank he has forced many to walk off of. The Faceless Ones, art by Myron Fass. The Horrible House, art by Al Eadeh. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #53
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 53

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    "The Haunted Hunchback," "The Wolpire," "The Head Man," and "Death From the Depths." 3-D effect stories and cover. Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Cover by Harry Lazarus. Stories by Harry Lazarus. Spine-chilling tales of suspense, horror, and the supernatural—prepare yourself for Adventures into the Unknown! 3-D effect stories and cover. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Adventures into Weird Worlds (1952-1954 Marvel/Atlas) 27
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    • 6" cumulative spine split.

    The Man Who Wasn't, art by Mort Lawrence; When a scientist invents life in a test tube he is erased from existence by God. Haunted House text story. The Dwarf of Horrormoor; A duke plays a trick on his dwarf jester by replacing all of the furniture in his room with smaller versions so as to make the dwarf appear normal size when he wakes. The Thieves, art by Matt Fox; When Earth is warned that the aliens heading for them are thieves they have no idea that their intent is to steal the sun. The Invaders!, pencils by Ross Andru. Half-Human!, art by Robert Q. Sale; The manufacturer of androids unknowingly marries one and only finds out when he deploys gas to dissolve a group of rebellious androids that plot to depose humanity. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    All True Romance (1948) 16

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  • Vol. 28 #1
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 28 #1

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    March 1954. Science fiction stories by Walter M. Miller Jr., Dan T. Moore, Robert Arthur, Jerome Bixby, William P. Salton, Frederic Brown, Ross Rosklynne, John Pollard, Wesley Barefoot, and Eric Frank Russell. Cover by Clarence Doore. 5-1/2 in. x 7-1/2 in.; black and white; 128 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #1
    Approved Comics (1954) 1
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    Approved Comics #1 features the Hawk (reprint Hawk # 5). Painted cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Approved Comics (1954) 2
    • Only one staple (manufacturing).
    • Only one staple (manufacturing).

    Painted cover art by Norman Saunders. The Secret Formula; Danny Blake gains the power of invisibility from a chemical spill in Professor Williard Crown's laboratory when "Scars" Mason tries to steal the formula for changing other metals into gold; Invisible Boy captures "Scars" Mason. Terror in the Streets; Invisible Boy foils "Comrade's" plan to ruin Grand City by sabotaging its newspaper and radio station. Magic Manners; Invisible Boy shows up Percy after he steals a date with Margie. Abe Lincoln's Star fact page about inauguration. A-Haunting We Will Go; Invisible Boy captures a gang of counterfeiters, who are using a haunted house as their base of operations. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 17

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    "Bigger and Bitter"; Betty is going to give Archie a professional photo of herself for his birthday; Veronica finds out and goes to the same photographer and has a much larger photo made of herself. "Snooty Cuties!"; Veronica invites Archie to a party she's hosting for some high-class girls. "Wiser Adviser"; Archie gets mad when Betty knows more than he does. "On the Other Foot"; Reggie reads that a shoe store has a case of shoes only for the right foot; Betty remembers that Jughead bought a grab bag box at an auction that only had left foot shoes. "Plots to You" text story. "The Hic Parade," art by Joe Edwards; Betty tries to cure Veronica of the hiccups. Archie Giant Series ad. "One of Those Daze"; No matter what Reggie says to Moose about Midge, he gets beaten up. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 338 #3
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 338 #3

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  • Vol. 53 #1
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 53 #1

    March 1954. Volume 53, Issue 1 - 1st printing. Science fiction stories by Clifford D. Simak, Isaac Asimov ("Sucker Bait" part 2), Arthur Zirul, and Walter M. Miller Jr. Illustrations by Freas, Sussman, and van Dongen. Article on topology. Cover by Kelly Freas. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.75-in.; 168 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #32
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 32
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    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split, cover detached.

    Matt Baker cover. "Killers On a Spree," "Coney Island Jackpot," "Short Circuit Trap," and "Bandit's Bride." Two page text story, "The Strange Fugitive." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #43
    Authentic Science Fiction (1951-1957 Hamilton & Co.) 43

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  • Issue #6
    Ballyhoo (1948-1954 Dell Publishing) 2nd series 6

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  • Issue #1
    Banner Mysteries (1945 Fact and Fiction) 1

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  • Vol. 3 #9
    Baseball Stories (1938-1954 Fiction House) Pulp Vol. 3 #9

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  • Issue #82
    Batman (1940) 82
    Tags: Batman
    Published Mar 1954 by DC.
    • 1" Cumulative spine split. 3" tear in first page. Tape on interior front cover (torn).
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    Cover by Win Mortimer. "The Flying Batman," script by David Vern, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Stan Kaye; Batman and Robin are rendered unconscious by a sting from a strange winged man, only to awake in a weird city inhabited by winged men, who want to operate on Batman to give him wings in order to track down desperate felons. "The Man Who Could Change Fingerprints!", pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; Lew Farnum has a plastic surgeon change his fingerprints, then commits crimes in order to convince other criminals that he can have the same done for them if they will steal for him. Start the Day Off Right public service announcement with Buzzy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. Varsity Vic two-page story by Henry Boltinoff. "Cop-Artist" text story. "The Olympic Games of Crime!", script by Bill Finger, art by Dick Sprang; When crimedom decides to hold an "Olympics of Crime," Batman infiltrates as one of the contestants, and only his wits saves him from death at the hands of the other criminals. "Casey the Cop" one-page story by Henry Boltinoff. 44 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Battle (1951 Atlas) 27
    Published Mar 1954 by Atlas.

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    "The Man with the Gun" (art by Paul Reinman), "Men in Hiding" (art by Joe Sinnott), "Battle Brady" (art by Mort Lawrence), and "Monte Cassino," plus a two-page text story, "Storm Flight." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Battle Cry (1952) 11

    Stories and art by Eugene E. Hughes and Hy Fleishman. War comics from publisher Stanley Morse in the tradition of EC's war comics. Pvt. Ike and a blonde war correspondent get involved in a search for contraband lemonade in Korea. A US tank unit lost in the African desert during WWII wonders what to do with the German soldiers they've captured. An American squad is adopted by a sad-faced little civilian boy. Pvt. Ike: War and Peace!; Hill by Hill!; Sweating It Out!; Delaying Action!; The Boy Wouldn't Smile; Private Stock; Pvt. Ike: Letter from Home! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Battlefront (1952 Atlas) 17

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    "The Sky is Free," "Blood and Guts," "The Sea Devil Strikes" (art by Dick Ayers), "Lafayette!" (art by Mort Lawrence), and a two-page text story, "Doors to Freedom." Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 13 #1
    Beauty Parade (1941-1956 Harrison Publications) Vol. 13 #1

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  • Vol. 4 #3
    Best Western (1951-1957 Stadium) 2nd Series Vol. 4 #3

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  • Issue #8
    Beware (1953 Trojan/Merit) 8
    • 2" cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.
    • INCOMPLETE. Piece missing from interior, affects art but not story. 2 1/2" spine split from bottom. Mold. Staple rust. Rust migration.
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split.

    "Lost Souls" (art by Myron Fass), "When Witches Summon" (art by John Forte), "Terror in the Streets" (art by Sid Check), and "Come Die With Me." A.C. Hollingsworth cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    Beyond (1950 Ace) 25

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    From the Graves They Crept, pencils by Jim McLaughlin; The dead rise from their graves, to build themselves fine worm-proof coffins; They do so because undertaker Hans Richter buried them in cheap wooden boxes. Vengeance of the Possessed, art by Louis Zansky; Professor English is experimenting with the occult and keeps a vampire, a werewolf and a zombie caged in his cellar; One day the creatures can escape and take revenge. The Long Journey Outward, pencils by Jim McLaughlin. Totem Justice, art by Lou Cameron. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #5
    Beyond Fantasy Fiction (1953-1955 Galaxy Publishing) Vol. 1 #5

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    Volume 1, Issue 5 - March 1954. Fantasy anthology magazine featuring "The God Business" by Philip Jose Farmer, and "Gone Witch" by Roy Hutchins. 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 160 pages, Text (with B&W illustrations throughout) Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #5
    Bible Tales for Young Folks/People (1953) 5

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  • Issue #1
    Billy Bunny (1954) 1

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    Adventures of funny animals with alliterative names, plus a puzzle page. Billy Bunny wants to be famous, until he gets his wish. Jocko and Junior find themselves in a scary situation. An Eddie the Elephant story possibly by "Hi-Ho" artist Holly Chambers. Billy Bunny; Jocko and Junior; Eddie Elephant; Smelly Skunk; The Wandering Rabbit. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Billy the Kid Adventure Magazine (1950) 21

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  • Issue #74
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 74
    • Centerfold detached at one staple, staple rust/migration.
    • Centerfold detached.

    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: "Plan of Death" by Dick Wood, Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera; "The Blackhawks Wanted for Murder" with art by Dillin and Cuidera; and "The Sky Sleds" with art by Dillin and Cuidera. Plus: Chop Chop in an untitled back-up story by Paul Gustavson, reprinted from issue #37 (with a page cut and content changes). And: 1-page text story "The Obvious Clue," reprinted (and retitled) from Plastic Man (1943 Vital/Quality) #35. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Blazing Western (1954 Timor) 2

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    Cover by Vince Fodera. Stories and art by Jack Petrazzo and Eugene Hughes. Tales of war and adventure in the Old West. Dade McQueen and Running Bear must find a document that authorizes the local sheriff to shut down an outlaw-run town. The Utah Kid goes on a dangerous one-man mission to palaver with a Native chieftain and end a war on the frontier. A soldier rescues a stranded Cree warrior, despite the inclinations of his squad. The White Redskin; Lawless Town; Redskin Justice; A Day's Work; The Mark of the Gunfighter; Wheel of Misfortune. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #64
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 64

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  • Vol. 98 #5
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp Vol. 98 #5

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  • Vol. 1 #3
    Bold Magazine (1954 Pocket Magazines) Vol. 1 #3

    Volume 1, Issue 3 - March 1954. Men's interest magazine focusing on sports, celebrities, war, and glamour girls. 4-in. x 6-in., 62 pages, B&W Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #99
    Boy Comics (1942) 99

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Chic Stone, William Overgard, Ben Brown and Charles Biro. An anthology title from publisher Lev Gleason and his primary creator, Charles Biro, featuring teen hero Crimebuster and his nemesis Iron Jaw. Iron Jaw decides to get plastic surgery to get a new face, but Sniffer and the Deadly Dozen have a trick up their sleeves. A one-page comedy strip by future Marvel legend Chic Stone. Rocky X and the Rocketeers race to free Earth from the alien paralysis gas that leaves it vulnerable to invasion. Crimebuster: Spectators Also Die; Little Hank; Sniffer and Iron Jaw: The High Cost of Skin; The Turtle's Secret; Death Was Out to Lunch; Rocky X: D-Day From Space. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
    Bugs Bunny (1942 Dell/Gold Key) 35

    Cover by Ralph Heimdahl. Stories by Don R. Christensen and various. Art by Tony Strobl, Phil de Lara and Ken Champin. Featuring several untitled tales starring Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig and Yosemite Sam! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Casper the Friendly Ghost (1952 2nd Series Harvey) 18

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  • Vol. 2 #2
    Cavalier (1952-1992 Fawcett-DuGent) Vol. 2 #2

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    Volume 2, Issue 2 - March 1954. Men's interest magazine featuring War, Hunting, and Adventure stories, along with cartoons, and in later issues Pictorials. This issue features "The Tiger's Wife" by Wade Miller, and asks the question "Are you a Sex Criminal?!" 8 1/2-in. x 11-in. 90 Pages B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #22
    Chamber of Chills (1952 Harvey) 22

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    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by Jack Sparling, 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 disfigured man knows he must eventually show his face to the woman he loves. A fugitive criminal forces a scientist to use his reincarnation machine on him. Scientists discover a subterranean society and its sinister lottery. The Ugly Duckling; A Model Girl; Reincarnation; Lottery; Chilly Chamber Music: Songs from the Spook Box; The Satchel; The Skeptic! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Classics Illustrated 093 Pudd'nhead Wilson (1952) 3

    Pudd'nhead Wilson, 3rd Printing, Painted Cover. (HRN 167, with 3/64 date). Treachery and murder come to arouse a sleepy town along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River in the days just before the Civil War. Here is a gripping story of the Old South, written by one of America's greatest story-tellers. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #1
    Classics Illustrated 117 Captains Courageous (1954) 1
    • Staple rust with migration.

    Captains Courageous, 1st Printing, Painted Cover. Art by Peter Costanza. (HRN 118, with 3/54 date). This is the exciting action-filled tale of the rugged life aboard a New England fishing schooner. It is the exciting and dramatic story of Harvey Cheyne, spoiled by wealth, who plunges into the sea from an ocean liner and is rescued by fishermen. Aboard the schooner, he is made to work under strict discipline until the end of the fishing season. Follow Harvey Cheyene's adventures as he changes from a weak boy into a strong and worthy man. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #506
    Classics Illustrated Junior (1953 - 1971 1st Print) 506
    • 2 3/4" Spine split from bottom. Cover detached at one staple. Writing and tearing on interior pages.

    Painted cover art by Dik Browne (?). "The 3 Little Pigs," script by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (adapted from his original story); A hungry wolf waits for an opportunity to devour three pigs but his several attempts to capture them are thwarted. "I Saw a Ship A-Sailing," art by Alex A. Blum; Nursery rhyme about a ship manned by mice and captained by a duck. Article about the cheetah, art by William A. Walsh. 3 Little Pigs pinup on back cover. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #506
    Classics Illustrated Junior (1953 - 1971 Reprint) 506

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    The 3 Little Pigs. NOTE: We do not currently differentiate between HRN 576 copies and other HRN #'s of Classics Illustrated Junior reprints. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #20
    Combat Kelly (1951 Atlas) 20

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    Three untitled Combat Kelly stories (art on all by David Berg), plus a back-up story, "Cookie, the Commie Collector" (art by Dick Ayers). Two-page text story, "Rescue." Joe Maneely cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #61
    Comic Cavalcade (1942) 61
    Published Mar 1954 by DC.
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    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    "I just love to get mail!" starring Fox and the Crow, script by Cecil Beard and Alpine Harper, art by Jim Davis; Both the Fox and the Crow read a book on How to Win Friends and decide to try it. "Hi Ya Bettin' Bill!" starring Dodo and the Frog, art by Otto Feuer. "Hippo My Dreams" starring Doodles Duck, script and art by Sheldon Mayer. "Switch-a-Roo" starring Dizzy Dog, script and art by Sheldon Mayer; Amster tries to convince Dizzy that HE's Dizzy and that Dizzy is Amster. "Boy! The ice sure looks good!" starring Bo Bunny, script and art by Sheldon Mayer. "Safari, So Good" starring Pinky and Winky, art by Rube Grossman. "Money, Money, Everywhere!" starring Nip and Chip, art by Otto Feuer. "Steak Dinner for $3" starring Custer Cat and Cheesy the Mouse, art by Rube Grossman. "Rescues! Rescues! Who wants a nice fresh rescue?" starring Bernard the Brave, art by Otto Feuer. "Flying Saucer Meeting" starring Nutsy Squirrel, script by Sy Reit, art by Rube Grossman; Nutsy invents the Galunk to repel Flying Saucers. 68 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #94
    Comics on Parade (1938) 94

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