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Comic books March 1954

  • 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.

  • Vol. 50 #3
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  • 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) Magazine 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.

  • Vol. 9 #8
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  • Issue #36
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  • Issue #3
    Classics Illustrated 093 Pudd'nhead Wilson (1952) 3

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    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.
    • Staple rust with migration.
    • Centerfold detached.
    • Centerfold detached. 3 1/4" Cumulative spine split.

    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 #17
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  • 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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  • Vol. 9 #1
    Complete Sports (1937-1955 Western Magazines) Pulp Vol. 9 #1

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  • Vol. 19 #4
    Complete Western Book Magazine (1933-1957 Newsstand) Pulp Vol. 19 #4

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  • Vol. 2 #1
    Confidential (1952) Magazine Vol. 2 #1

    Pioneering magazine by Robert Harrison featuring scandalous stories about the personal lives of celebrities and other well-known individuals. Orson Welles, Eartha Kitt, Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Leo Durocher photo cover. 8 1/2-in. x 11 1/2-in., 68 pages, black and white. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #47
    Cookie (1946) 47

    The Campus Stinkers; Cookie and Jittebuck compete in a treasure hunt. One-page That Boy's Delicate story starring Alfie, script and art by Al Hartley. Untitled Bebop Bobby story. Honeyboy Adams; Two cons mistake Jitterbuck for Honeyboy Adams. 1/2 page ad for the Kilroys comic book signed by Dan Gordon. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Cosmos Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine (1953) 3

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    March 1954. Stories: "Simpson" by Philip Latham, "Homecoming" by Irving Cox, Jr., "When The Five Moons Rise" by Jack Vance, "Survey" by John Jakes, "Who You Callin' A Monster? by Tom Beach, "Night On Horseback" by Winston K. Marks, and "Shadow Before" by Bertram Chandler. Softcover Pulp Digest, 5-in x 7-in, 128 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #48
    Cowboy Western Comics (1948) 48

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    Giordano-Alascia cover. In order of appearance: "Rip Ryan, Trigger Bait" art by Dick Giordano; "One Horsepower"; "Golden Arrow, The Ghost of Golden Arrow" and "Republic Pictures' Star Rocky Lane, The Terror, A Black Jack Story, The Stalking Terror!" reprinted in Star Western (2000) #2; and "Buffalo Bull...Australia Bound!". "Six-Gun Savvy" illustrated text story. Indicia states "COWBOY WESTERN". 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Crazy (1953) 4
    • Cover detached.
    • Cover detached. 3" cumulative spine split. Tape within interior.
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    (C) Joe Maneely (A) Al Hartley, Joe Maneely, Howard Post, Sol Brodsky. Parody/satire of I Love Lucy, Zombies, and others. FC, 32 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #66
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 66

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    Cover by Alex Toth. Stories and art by Alex Toth and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. All the stories in this issue attempt to simulate a 3-D effect (without glasses) through the use of page-wide panels with curved borders, a process called "Deep Dimension" in the promotional copy. More significantly, all the stories have art by comics legend Alex Toth. The new kid in a tenement slum soon becomes the dreaded "juvenile delinquent," and gets involved in a gang war. Nick Lugo is hunted by the police for murder and arson. Holdup men plot an armored car heist. War on the Streets; The Burner; Sucker Bait; The Armored Car Murders. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #2
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  • Issue #2
    Crime Detector (1954) 2
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    • INCOMPLETE. Pieces torn from corner/edge of first several pages. Slightly affects art and story. Cover detached.

    Cover by Vince Fodera. Stories and art by Paul Parker and others. Pre-Code crime comics from Timor, an imprint of Stanley Morse Publications. The true story of legendary New Orleans voodoo queen Marie Laveau. The reader is invited to solve a mystery before Detective Charlton does. A gang commits one of the biggest heists in history, but somehow it all goes horribly wrong. Marie Laveau – Queen of Voodoo; Stooge for No. 1; Pat Charlton of the Homicide Squad; The Bad Penny!; The Final Pay-Off. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #132
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 132

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by George Tuska, Ralph Mayo, Tony DiPreta and Charles Biro. The title that launched the crime comics genre, Crime Does Not Pay was noted for its violent pre-Code content and lurid tales of underworld life. Snookie Peters tries to control his gambling so he doesn't end up like his father, but a lucky streak puts him in Dutch to the mob. A cab driver finds a fortune in cash in his back seat, but unfortunately, it belongs to a gangster. The reader gets to decide a convict's fate as if they were a member of his parole board. Also featuring an action-girl cover by Charles Biro. Beginner's Hard Luck!; Finder's Weepers; This and Murder!; A Fat Tip for Murder; I Beg Your Pardon. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    Crime Must Pay The Penalty (1948) 37
    • 1/8" spine split from top. Pieces missing from back cover.
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    Reprints. A text summary of "Frisco Mary" appears in the 1955 US Senate Interim Report "Comic Books and Juvenile Delinquency". In order of appearance: "The Rise and Fall of the Four Genna Brothers" and "Charlie Birger, Ruler of the Rackets" reprinted from Crime Must Pay The Penalty (1948) #37; and "Frisco Mary" art by Warren Kremer, reprinted from Crime Must Pay The Penalty (1948) #3. "Night Encounter" text story. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Crime Mysteries (1952-1954 Trojan Magazines) 12
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    "Dead Woman's Swamp" (art by Myron Fass), "Curse of the Jabberwock," "The Television Kill," and "Fantastic Dr. Foo." A.C. Hollingsworth cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #40
    Dagwood Comics (1950) 40

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  • Issue #17
    Daisy and Her Pups (1952) 17

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  • Issue #8
    Danger (1952 Comic Media) 8
    • 1 1/4" spine split from bottom of comic.
    • 7" cumulative spine split. Cover detached at both staples.

    Cover by Don Heck. Stories and art by Pete Morisi, Ross Andru, Ken Fitch and Don Heck. Tales of men's adventure, similar to the magazines that were then becoming a burgeoning market unto themselves. Secret agent Duke Douglas tracks Soviet counterfeiters after they hijack a plane over the Alps. Army intelligence officer Paxton investigates pickpockets in Paris's red-light district, featuring bad-girl and bondage art aplenty by future Marvel legend Ross Andru (and maybe Mike Espsito). Duke kills his way through the Kremlin to free spy Greta from the communists, and later realizes one of his victims was Joseph Stalin himself! Featuring art and a cover by future Marvel legend Don Heck. Crash in the Alps; Dull Job!; Murder in the Rue Pigalle; Kill! Kill! Kill!; Bloody Seas. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #11
    Dare (1953 Fiction Publications) Vol. 1 #11

    Volume 1, Issue 11 - March 1954. Men's interest magazine focusing on Military, Politics, celebrities and showgirls. 4-in. x 6-in., 68 pages, B&W Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #108
    Daredevil Comics (1941 Lev Gleason) 108

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Charles Biro, Chuck Miller, Ben Brown, Robert Martinott and Tony DiPreta. This boys' adventure title was one of the comics that made publisher Lev Gleason a major player during the Golden Age. A scheduling mishap pits the Little Wise Guys in a game against an adult baseball team on the same lot. Dilly Duncan plays detective when he becomes convinced that a businessman is planning to swindle his father. The backup historical strip features stories of people surviving combat with animals. Little Wise Guys: What Rule Book?; Dilly Duncan of Dorset High: Sherlock Duncan Returns; Can a Man Kill a Lion Bare-Handed?; Little Wise Guys: The Yolk Is on You!; Little Wise Guys: Corn on the Slob. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #39
    Date with Judy (1947) 39
    Published Mar 1954 by DC.

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    Stories by Henry Boltinoff and unknown. Art by Henry Boltinoff and unknown. Television and radio's coast-to-coast favorite! In this issue: Three untitled A Date with Judy stories. Plus: A Date with Judy 2-page text story "Conscience Box"; Datewise 2-pager "Good Guesting!"; untitled Willy story; and untitled Jerry the Jitterbug 1-pager by Henry Boltinoff. Plus: Annie Gram activity half-pager, and Teen Teaser activity half-pager. 40 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Dell Giant Western Roundup (1952) 5
    • 3 1/4 " Cumulative spine split.

    Photo cover with Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Johnny Mack Brown, Bill Elliott, and Rex Allen. Roy Rogers photo. Cover-Up starring Roy Rogers, art by Mike Arens; Roy matches wits with two jewel thieves who are masquerading as bird watchers. Instructions for building a wigwam. Money Buys Trouble starring Trigger and Bullet, art by Sparky Moore. The Robin Hood Mystery starring Gene Autry, art by Nicholas Firfires. Race against Death starring Champion, art by Tony Sgroi. Brief biographies of Annie Oakley and Libby Collins. A Process of Elimination starring Johnny Mack Brown, pencils by Nat Edson. Wild Bill Elliott Plays a Hunch, art by Sparky Moore. The Rustler's Ruse starring Rex Allen, art by John Ushler. 100 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #205
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 205

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The Origin of the Batcave starring Batman and Robin, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris. Start the Day Off Right public service announcement starring Buzzy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. The Puzzle of the Blind Artist! starring Roy Raymond TV Detective, script by Jack Miller, art by Ruben Moreira. Casey the Cop humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Mission to Mystery! starring Captain Compass, script by Otto Binder, art by Joe Certa. Robot Detective article by Jack Miller (as Jack Mason). The Riddle of the Doomed Magicians! starring Mysto Magician Detective, script by George Kashdan, art by Leonard Starr. 40 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #73
    Dick Tracy Monthly (1948-1961) 73

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    Cover art by Joe Simon (as Chester Gould). "The Case of Murder By Mistake," script by Chester Gould, art by Joe Simon (splash panel) and Chester Gould; Empty marries Bonnie to get his hands on her money and then forces her to ride in a travel trailer behind their car; He loosens the hitch, and the trailer is knocked loose by an overpass; The trailer rolls downhill and crashes into a high-voltage power line; Empty flees the scene and hides in a kid's tree house. Untitled story, script and art by Chester Gould; Tracy and Sam track Empty to a kid's tree house; When they use tear gas, Empty keeps throwing the cannisters out of the tree house; Tracy climbs into the tree house and fights Empty; Their fight cause the tree house to collapse; Tracy survives with scratches, but Empty dies when he's impaled by a jagged board. "Study in Suspense" text story; Fate catches up with a murderer. Untitled one-page Girl Friday story. "Setting for Death" text story; An actress is found murdered in what appears to be an elaborately staged setting. Dick Tracy Comics Monthly house ad. Minit Mystery Starring the Count; Boris solves a murder at a lighthouse. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 64 #4
    Dime Western Magazine (1932-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 64 #4

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  • Vol. 21 #4
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  • Issue #6
    Dynamite (1953 Comic Media) 6

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    Cover by Pete Morisi. Stories and art by Pete Morisi and others. Men's adventure comics that served as a platform to launch one-eyed private eye Johnny Dynamite. A criminal gang gets involved with narcotics. A man gets deeply involved with a redheaded femme fatale, in a story with bad-girl art by Pete Morisi. Johnny tries to convince a dangerous brunette to tell him where his gal Friday Judy Kane has been abducted to. Kidnap; The Gardener; Murder A La Redhead; Vengeance; The Failure; Killer In My Pocket. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 5 #10
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  • Vol. 5 #11
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  • Vol. 5 #12
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  • Vol. 5 #13
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  • Vol. 23 #3
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (1941-Present Davis-Dell) Vol. 23 #3
  • Issue #14
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (1953-1964 Atlas Publishing) UK Edition 14

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  • Vol. 41 #3
    Esquire (1933 Esquire, Inc.) Magazine Vol. 41 #3

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  • Vol. 21 #1
    Exciting Love (1941-1958 Better Publications) Pulp Vol. 21 #1

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  • Vol. 4 #3
    Eye (1949-1956 Mutual Magazine) 1st Series Vol. 4 #3

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