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Comic books March 1954

  • Issue #6
    Fantastic Fears (1953) 6

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    Stories and art by Robert Webb and others. Pre-Code tales of horror and the supernatural from Ajax-Farrell. A notorious, oft-reprinted tale featuring decapitation by paper cutter. An undertaker stalks the man he blames for his daughter's death, plotting a fiendish revenge. Hollow Horror; Eyes of Terror; Tonight I Die; Your Coffin is Waiting, Sir! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #5
    Fantastic Universe (1953-1960 King Size/Great American) Vol. 1 #5

    March 1954. Science fiction stories by Algis Budrys, Frank Belknap Long, Eando Binder, Jim Brown, Roger Dee, John and Dorothy de Courcy, Mann Rubin, L. Major Reynolds, John Foster West, J.V. Peterson and E.S. Straub, M.C. Pease, and Walt Sheldon. No interior illustrations. Cover by Clarence Doore. 5.25-in. x 7.5-in.; black and white; 160 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 2 #2
    Fantastic Worlds (fanzine) Vol. 2 #2
    Published Mar 1954 by Fanzine.

    Spring 1954. Vol. 2 # 2. Articles: "Cosmic Conflagration" by Robert Silverberg and "The Man Who Lived Twice" by Alden Lorraine. Stories: "An Experiment in Hallucination" by Paul Preger and "Jenny's Friends" by Tom Reamy. 5.5-in. x 8.5-in.; black and white; 40 pages. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #1
    Farmer's Daughter (1954) 1

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    Cover art by Irv Spector and Bill Williams. "The One About the Traveling Salesman...", script by Hal Seeger, art by Irv Spector and Bill Williams; Traveling salesman Dirty Dugan needs a spot to spend the night, so Paw puts him up; Amy, Pay's daughter, teases; Orville the farm hand is unpleased; and Dirty Dugan is not who he appears to be. Broadway Hollywood Blackouts house ad. "The Calendar Girl," art by Irv Spector and Bill Willaims; An artist drives up in the house, sees Amy, and wants to paint her picture for a calendar. Down on the Farm gags, art by Irv Spector. The Farmer's Daughter one-page story, art by Irv Spector and Bill Williams. "Mighty Molly — 'Setting the Pace" text story. "Around the Cracker Barrel" starring Gig McCoy. One-page The Farmer story, art by Irv Spector; A Government Farm Inspector comes to inspect the farm. One-page The Farmer's Daughter story, art by Irv Spector and Bill Williams; Amy is about to go skinny dipping, but is told that it is against the law to swim in the creek. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 7 #3
    Fate Magazine (1948-Present Clark Publishing) Digest/Magazine Vol. 7 #3

    Volume 7 - Issue 3, March 1954. Pulp magazine devoted to exploring the paranormal. This issue features The Couple who Lived Twice, a Telephone Between Worlds, and The Monster on the Rock! Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 130 page, Text (with B&W Illustrations and Photos). Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #51
    Felix the Cat (1948 Dell/Toby/Harvey) 51
  • Vol. 8 #3
    Fifteen Love Stories (1949-1955 Fictioneers) Pulp Vol. 8 #3

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  • Issue #18
    Fight Against Crime (1951) 18
    • Paper: Slightly britle
    • Slab: Scuffing on back of case; Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #1992207002

    "Dream of Death," "The Dirty Trick," "Shadows of Death" (art by John D'Agostino), and "The Shakes" (art by Hy Fleishman). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #38
    First Love Illustrated (1949) 38

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    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by Bill Draut, John Prentice, Manny Stallman, and Bob Powell. Harvey's entry in the romance-comic genre includes love poetry, advice to readers, and occasional pre-Code notoriety. Jazz pianist Lynn meets heartbreaker Johnny at the Black Gondola jazz club, in a story "written in the authentic language of jazz," says the contents page. Housemaid Miriam is torn between struggling minister Paul and a life of riches promised by the sleazy Zach. Secretary Josie falls for handsome, mysterious Pete at a ski resort, but he doesn't want to tell her his secret. Also featuring an ad for Harvey's foursome of classic pre-Code horror comics, Black Cat, Chamber of Chills, Witches Tales and Tomb of Terror. I Paid for My Past; One Mistake; Is it Love?; Downbeat for Love; Strange Love; Your Problems; A Right to Dream; Take Me Back. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #1
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  • Issue #5
    Flying A's Range Rider (1953) 5

    Photo Cover shows Range Rider (as portrayed by Jock Mahoney). Stories by unknown. Art by Nat Edson. The Flying A's Range Rider in "The Firebrand" and "Battle of the Freight Lines"! Starring Range Rider, Dick West, Rawhide and Lucky! Plus: 1-page filler "Indian Hunting Marks" by August Lenox on the inside front cover! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 4 #3
    Focus (1951 Leading Magazine Corp.) Vol. 4 #3

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    Volume 4, Issue 3 - February 03, 1954. Men's interest magazine featuring Athletes, True Crime, Starlets, and Pin-ups. 4-in. x 6-in., 64 pages, B&W Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Forbidden Worlds (1952) 27

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    Cover by Ken Bald. Edited by Richard E. Hughes. An anthology series featuring tales of fantasy, horror, and science fiction from legendary early independent comics publisher ACG. Two explorers discover the horrible fate of a colleague who has gone missing in the jungle; The last survivor of a plane crash in the Amazon jungle tells a horrifying story; A vampire takes advantage of Mardi Gras to seek victims in New Orleans. The Thing with the Golden Hair!; Ill Protect You; Deaths Domain; He Spoke with a Spirit!; Terror under the Big Top!; Horror at the Mardi Gras. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #540
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 540
    • Only one staple (manufacturing).
    • INCOMPLETE. Multiple pieces missing, interrupts art or story.

    Indicia title is "M-G-M's "KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE", No. 540." Photo cover of Sir Lancelot, as played by Robert Taylor. Intro with photo of Sir Lancelot, as played by Robert Taylor. MGM's Knights of the Round Table, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Dick Rockwell; Arthur and Modred battle over who shall become King of England; Most of the action revolves around Sir Lancelot. Adapted from the 1954 M-G-M movie "Knights of the Round Table." 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #541
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 541

    Indicia title is "JOHNNY MACK BROWN, No. 541." Johnny Mack Brown photo cover. Facts about the history of western songs, art by August Lenox. Johnny Mack Brown and the Disappearing Cattle, script by Phil Evans, art by Sparky Moore; Johnny saves an Indian, Green Tree, and his wife from a pair of cowboys; Later the Indians help Johnny as he investigates the rustling of cattle from the Henderson ranch. The Rimrock Robbery, script by Phil Evans, art by Sparky Moore; Johnny rides the stage to Cottonbluff with Paul Jonathon's daughter Peggy as she goes to make a payment on the mortgage. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #542
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 542
    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing, interrupts art and story.

    Indicia title is "SUPER CIRCUS featuring Mary Hartline, No. 542." Photo cover with Mary Hartline, Claude Kirchner, Cliffy the Clown (as played by Clifford Soubier, photo), Nicky the Clown (as played by Nicky Francis), and Scampy the Clown (as played by Sandy Dobritsch). Cyril the One-Man Circus; Looking for new acts, Claude puts a super-intelligent young boy, Cyril Scatterwit, on the bill. Leo the Lion; Leo the Lion's bad disposition is causing problems; A monkey takes him out of his cage and shows him how the other animals are working to make the circus better. The Clowns Repair Mary's New House; The clowns try to do some repairs in Mary's new cottage; with disastrous results. Art by Vernon Greene and H. R. McBride. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Fox and the Crow (1951) 15
    Published Mar 1954 by DC.
    • 4 1/4" Cumulative spine split. Water damage. Cover detached at one staple.
  • Issue #29
    Frankenstein Comics (1945) 29

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    Stories and art by Dick Briefer and Mort Meskin. Cover by Dick Briefer. Prize Comics revives Dick Briefer's Frankenstein series in line with the horror trends of the Pre-Code 1950s. The Monster becomes obsessed with a beautiful woman with white hair; A small-time hood is magically immune to bullets; A corpse will not release its killer from its grip. Entranced; Uranium; Modern Achilles; Ghost Pilot; Clinging Corpse; Death in Reflection. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #195403
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    March 1954 - "The GI'ME and the Double Cross." Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #64
    Fun Parade (1942) 64
    Published 1954 (est.) by Fun Parade,Inc.

    Spring 1954. Humor Digest featuring jokes and cartoons. Ava Gardner interior photo cover. Cartoons by Vic Martin, Stanley Rayon, Frank Beaven, George Troop, and others. Softcover Digest, saddle-stitched, 5 1/4-in. x 7-in., 100 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 4 #6
    Future Science Fiction (1952-1960 Columbia Publications) Pulp Vol. 4 #6

    Volume 4, Issue 6 - March 1954. Science Fiction and adventures stories featuring "The Wayward Course" by Randall Garrett, "The Wampum" by Sam Merwin Jr., and "The Square Peg" by Stephen Arr. 7-in. x 10-in. 96 newsprint pages B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 4 #6
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  • Vol. 7 #6
    Galaxy Science Fiction (1950-1980 World/Galaxy/Universal) Vol. 7 #6
  • Issue #12
    Galaxy Science Fiction (1953-1958 Digest) UK Edition 12

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    Volume 3, Issue 12 - Softcover, 5" x 7.5", 160 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #38
    Gang Busters (1948) 38
    Published Mar 1954 by DC.
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Bill Ely. The Jack of All Crimes, pencils by Curt Swan. The Riddle of the Tin Soldiers, art by Nick Cardy. The Case of the Seven Suspects, art by Bill Ely. The Double-Cross, art by Ruben Moreira. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 12 #5
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  • Issue #85
    Gene Autry Comics (1946-1959 Dell) 85

    Comic book featuring the famous singing cowboy hero Gene Autry. Gene Autry photo cover. "The Terrible Turk," art by Nicholas Firfires; The State Fair stage a wrestling match between Terrible Turk and George Duff, and the prize is $2500; Turk's manager try by various means to put George out of commission to get the prize money, but Gene knows some wrestling too. Untitled Gene Autry story; A plot to stop the stage by placing a dead man in the road, is not going as planned when Gene turns up. The Man Who Wouldn't Listen text story, art by Tony Sgroi. "Tobacco Juice"; A kid with a fortune in diamonds, and with killers on his trail, looks like trouble to Gene and Cappy. "Double Exposure"; Being twins can have its ups in a foot race, or downs after the race. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Get Lost (1954) 1
    • 3 1/2" cumulative spine split. Water damage.
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    • 1" cumulative spine split.

    "Dr. Jerkyll Became Mr. Hide," "Strain" (art on both by Ross Andru/Mike Esposito), "Me? The Verdict?" (art by Tony Mortellaro), and "Four-Flush Gordon" (a Flash Gordon parody with art by Robsjon Gluck). This issue was reprinted in 1987 by New Comics. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #122
    Ghostly Weird Stories (1953) 122

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Jay Disbrow and A. C. Hollingsworth. Pre-Code tales of horror and monsters, unofficially called Blue Bolt Weird Tales of Terror. Over the protests of his wife, Commander Ben Woodruff returns to space one last time to investigate reports of a supernova. Bruce Corbet becomes the superhero The Mask to track down the Devil Gang that killed his brother, and engages the gang's leader in a final aerial dogfight. Jungle hero Rulah fights to save an oppressed people from an evil tyrant in a hidden jungle city, in a story with art possibly by good-girl legend Matt Baker. Death Ship; Death and the Devil; Mask: The Face of Death; Evidence of Murder; Rulah: Man-Killers. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    GI Jane (1953) 6
    Published Mar 1954 by Stanhall.
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Cover detached.
    • Label #2023412011
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    • Interior is complete. From a bound volume (full length spine split, extensive damages).
  • Issue #94
    Giggle Comics (1943) 94

    Art by Ken Hultgren and Bob Grant. Cover by Dan Gordon. Funny-animal mayhem from Creston, an imprint of independent publisher ACG, with art by cartooning legend Dan Gordon. Spencer doesnt realize that the new house hes chosen to haunt is a mental hospital; Cleopatra the cat helps Anthony the dog fix up his house in time for a visit from his Uncle Caesar. Spencer Spook; The Duke and the Dope; Anthony and Cleopatra; Mack and the Beanstalk; Nezzo; The Rainbow Trail. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #9
    Ginger (1951) 9
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    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
  • Issue #2
    Girls' Life (1954) 2
    Published Mar 1954 by Atlas.

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  • Issue #25
    Girls' Romances (1950) 25
    Published Mar 1954 by DC.

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    Three Loves, pencils by Arthur Peddy, inks by Bernard Sachs; On the morning of her wedding day, Norah reflects on the three men in her life and realizes that she is marrying the wrong one. No Man Like Mine!; Chris pressures Ellen to marry him but she decides that she isn't really in love with him. Julia Roberts, Romance Counselor advice column. Dark Past, pencils by Gil Kane; Dina returns to her mother's home town to try to discover the truth about a scandal that led to her mother's death. Hopeless Love!; Ann falls in love with Roger, the new ski instructor at her father's resort, but she hates seeing him attract the attention of all the other female guests. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #3
    Glamorous Love Stories (1953-1954 New Publications) Pulp 2nd Series Vol. 1 #3

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  • Issue #8
    Great Western (1954) 8
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover by Fred Guardineer. Art by Fred Guardineer, Fred Meagher, Joe Certa and Bob Powell. Sometimes listed as A1 Comics (1944 Life's Romances) #93. Tales of Western adventure from Magazine Enterprises, featuring heroes like Red Hawk and the Durango Kid. Red Hawk must outrace a wild horse stampede to warn his tribe of an attack by renegades; Trail Colt rescues a cowboy left to die in the desert by El Diablo's gang; Apaches abduct a rancher and his wife and demand a ransom. Red Hawk: The Earthshaker; Durango Kid: Duel to the Finish!; Straight Arrow: Apache Vengeance!; Trail Colt, U. S. Marshall: The Desert Devil. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Gripping Detective Stories (1954 Pemberton) Pulp 2

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  • Issue #94
    Ha Ha Comics (1943) 94
    Published Mar 1954 by ACG.

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  • Vol. 1 #8
    He (1953-1959) Vol. 1 #8
    He (1953-1959) Vol. 1 #8
    Published Mar 1954 by UNKNOWN.

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  • Vol. 1 #8
    He the Magazine For Men (1953-1959 HE Publications) Vol. 1 #8

    Volume 1, Issue 8 - March 1954. Vintage Men's interest magazine focusing on sports, music, hunting, celebrities, models, and showgirls. 4-in. x 6-in., 68 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Heart Throbs (1949 Quality/DC) 27

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    Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. The other woman was only interested in Johnny because he was destined for success...but SHE loved him for what he was! Don't miss..."She Stole My Man"! Also featuring: "My Parents Stood Between Us"; "I Played With Fire"; and "Which One for Me?" Plus: Advice on Love Problems letters page by Marilyn Minton. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #64
    Hello Buddies (1940's) 64

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    Spring 1954. Humor Digest featuring jokes and cartoons. Cover and cartoons by Joe Buresch, Vic Martin and Frank Beaven. Softcover Digest, 5 1/2-in. x 7-in., 100 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #87
    Hopalong Cassidy (1943 Fawcett/DC) 87
  • Issue #100
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    UK Edition. black and white; 24 pages.

  • Issue #10
    Horrific (1952) 10

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    Cover by Don Heck. Stories and art by Max Elkin, Rudy Palais, and Don Heck. Pre-Code horror comics by the talents at the Iger Shop. A magical piper inspires the animals of a small European village to revolt and attack their owners. The sinister Mr. Dark offers to make Ivan a champion wrestler, but first he must kill for him. A thief ill-advisedly breaks into a legendary sculptor's mansion to steal a cursed artwork. Also featuring a cover by future Marvel legend Don Heck. The Revolt of the Beasts; Death Wins the Fall; Beneath the Grave; Sculptor of the Damned; Story of Ghosts; Magnolia Mary. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 24

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    Cover art by Ruben Moreira. "Kill the Black Cat," art by Jim Mooney; A carpenter who kills a fortune teller and his black cat, Satan is being haunted by visions of attacking cats; As he flees into the state forest, he falls victim to a wild living panther. "The Freak Show of Doom"; A gruesome character naming himself "Death" joins a freak show and causes sheer terror; The owner and his other attractions plan to "kill" death. "The Walking Stick," art by Bill Ely; A man who murdered his uncle believes that his uncle's spirit has returned when he hears the sound of his walking stick. "Flaming Treasure," art by Ray Bailey; A gang of ruthless oil drillers invades an Indian burial ground; The clever American natives, however, scare them away by telling a horrible yarn about the prospectors who came before them. "The Bewitched Beauty," art by Ruben Moreira; Myra makes a deal with a witch to win a beauty contest. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Howdy Doody (1950) 27
    Published Mar 1954 by Dell.
  • Vol. 14 #6
    Ideal Love (1941-1960 Double-Action) Pulp Vol. 14 #6

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  • Vol. 3 #1
    If Worlds of Science Fiction (1952 Pulp Digest) Vol. 3 #1

    March 1954. 5.25-in. x 7.5-in.; black and white; 120 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.