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Comic books April 1954

  • Issue #15
    Flippity and Flop (1951) 15

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  • Vol. 7 #2
    Flirt (1947-1955 Flirt Magazine) Vol. 7 #2

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

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    Volume 4, Issue 4 - February 17, 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 #28
    Forbidden Worlds (1952) 28

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    Cover by Ken Bald. Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Art by Kenneth Landau, Sheldon Moldoff, George Klein and Dick Beck. An anthology series featuring tales of fantasy, horror, and science fiction from legendary early independent comics publisher ACG. A painters portrait of a beautiful woman brings her back from the grave; A sudden increase in icebergs is tied to the release of a long-frozen monster; A scientists mad experiment turns Bobo the gorilla into something more than ape, but less than human. Portrait of Carlotta; High Tension!; The Beast in the Berg; Everyday Superstitions; The Evil Eye!; The Beginning and the End! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Fox and the Crow (1951) 16
    Published Apr 1954 by DC.
    • 3" Cumulative spine split. Water damage.
  • Issue #33
    Fritzi Ritz (1948) 33
    Published Apr 1954 by United.
    • Water damage.
  • Vol. 3 #5
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  • Issue #195404
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    April 1954 - "Don't Tease the Pale-Eyed Killer." Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #28
    Funny Films (1949) 28

    Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Stories by Richard Hughes and others. Art by Dan Gordon, Ken Hultgren and Bob Wickersham. Funny-animal comics from independent publisher ACG, featuring the Itchy & Scratchy-like Puss an Boots, misguided inventor Blunderbunny, owl detective Whoo-Dunnit, and Western dog marshal Alkali Ike. Sometimes the characters break through the fourth wall and into the laps of the kids who are watching their cartoons. Cadwallader the ghost looks down his nose at Hector the Specter because he doesn't haunt a fancy mansion; Detective Whoo-Doodit is robbed of his special crime-solving clothing; Blunderbunny invents various humane weapons, but the U.S. government rejects them, in a story with overt Cold War references, including a mention of USSR premier Georgy Malenkov. Puss an' Boots; Blunderbunny; Too Much to Bear!; Hector the Specter; The Trouble-Shooter; Chow Hound!; Whoo-Doodit. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #77
    Funny Stuff (1944) 77
    Published Apr 1954 by DC.

    Cover art by Otto Feuer. Dear Diary starring Dodo and the Frog, art by Otto Feuer. Nip and Chip story, art by Otto Feuer. Bo Bunny story, art by Sheldon Mayer. Custer Cat and Cheesy the Mouse, art by Rube Grossman. Start the Day Off Right public service announcement starring Buzzy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bob Oksner. Choo Choo Chums starring Dodo and the Frog, art by Otto Feuer. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Future Science Fiction (1951-1954 Columbia Publications) Pulp UK 13

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    British Edition. 7-in. x 9 3/4-in., 98 pages, black and white.

    NOTE: #1-5 titled Future Combined with Science Fiction Stories. #6-14 titled Future Science Fiction. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #41
    Gabby Hayes Western (1948 Fawcett) 41

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  • Vol. 8 #1
    Galaxy Science Fiction (1950-1980 World/Galaxy/Universal) Vol. 8 #1

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    Volume 8, Issue 1 - April 1954. Cover by Emsh. Science Fiction and Adventure Pulp magazine. Stories include "The Midas Plague" by Frederik Pohl,"Hands Off" yb Robert Sheckley, "Special Delivery" by Damon Knight, "Limiting Factor" by Theodore R. Cogswell, "Wainer" by Michael Shaara, and "Black Charlie" by Gordon R. Dickson. 5.25-in. x 7.5-in.; 160 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #86
    Gene Autry Comics (1946-1959 Dell) 86

    #86, 4/54, 10c. Comic book featuring the famous singing cowboy hero Gene Autry in "The Oil Hijackers" in which Gene Autry investigates the disappearance of three hikers and "The Photogenic Holdup" in which Autry goes after crooks disguised as movie producers. Issue also has "The Gallopin' Ghost" and a two-page text feature "The Missing Stallion." Photo cover. Story and art credits: unknown. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Gene Autry's Champion (1952) 13

    Painted Cover by Sam Savitt. Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Champion in "Champion Sees Red" and "Killer at Bay"! Plus: 1-page Range Law text article "The Skinning War" on the inside front cover! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    GI Combat (1952) 14
    Published Apr 1954 by DC.

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    April 1954: Cover by Dick Dillin and Charles Cuidera; "Invasion, Top Secret," 9 pages, art by Dillin and Cuidera; "The Red Goons of Berlin," 6 pages; "Trapped in Hell," 7 pages; "Escape from Red Fury," 1 page text story (reprinted from G.I. Combat #4); "Spearhead Assault," 6 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    GI War Brides (1954) 1

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  • Issue #33
    Girl Confessions (1952) 33

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  • Issue #28
    Girls' Love Stories (1949) 28
    • Cover detached at one staple.
  • Issue #15
    Great Lover Romances (1951) 15

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    "The Wedding," "The Cheat," "May I Help You, Sir," and "Second Chance." Photo cover featuring Elizabeth Taylor and Don Taylor from the movie "Father of the Bride." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Haunt of Fear (1950 E.C. Comics) 24

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    Cover art by Graham Ingels. Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes...--The Witch's Cauldron!, script by Otto Binder, art by Graham Ingels; A blob story that features a cuckolded moonshine-swilling mountain man as the vengeful blob creature that is created when his wife and her lover shove him into a still to drown and be dissolved with a bag of lye. ...Only Sin Deep--The Vault of Horror!, script by Otto Binder, art by Jack Kamen; A heartless young woman pawns her beauty for 1000.00 to a shopkeeper she assumes is a crank. The Secret--Haunt of Fear, script by Carl Wessler, art by George Evans. Head-Room!--The Crypt of Terror, script by Carl Wessler, art by Jack Davis. 36 pgs. $0.10. NOTE: Used in Senate Investigative Report, page 8. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Haunted Thrills (1952) 14

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    Stories and art by Robert Webb and others. Pre-Code horror comics from Ajax-Farrell and their anonymous talents. A wealthy man has a special place for his unfaithful wives. A bank robbery turns out to be the work of the most unlikely suspect. The Trumpet that will signal the Apocalypse falls into the hands of Gabriel, who's only too ready to use it. Frigid Fear!; Wheel of Terror; Doctor Death; Trumpet of Doom; Dying Is So Contagious. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #9
    He (1953-1959) Vol. 1 #9
    He (1953-1959) Vol. 1 #9
    Published Apr 1954 by UNKNOWN.

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  • Vol. 1 #9
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    Volume 1, Issue 9 - April 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 #64
    Headline Comics (1943) 64

    Cover by Marvin Stein. Stories and art by Marvin Stein and Mort Meskin. Headline Comics featured the lurid, hard-edged crime dramas then in vogue, many by Captain America creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. A soldier returned from the war takes on the extortion gang terrorizing his neighborhood. Red roses and kerosene are the clues to catch a killer. An early medical examiner exonerates a man for the murder of his wife. First appearance of the "Crime Never Pays" cover banner, similar to Lev Gleason's "Crime Does Not Pay" title. The Black Hand; Red Roses and Kerosene; Savage Circle; Double Play; Closeups; Innocent Murderer; Long Green; The Big Pay-Off. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    Henry (1948 Dell) 36
    Published Apr 1954 by Dell.
  • Issue #14
    Here's Howie Comics (1952) 14

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    Stories by unknown. Art and Cover by Owen Fitzgerald. Featuring two untitled Here's Howie tales with art by Owen Fitzgerald, plus an untitled Melvin tale with art by Fitzgerald. Also in this issue: Untitled Winnie the WAC tale with art by Fitzgerald; Block Buster activity half-pager; Sgt. Route-Step O'Malley half-pager by Irwin Hasen; 2-page text story "All-Out Control"; and Private Pete 1-pager by Henry Boltinoff. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #90
    Heroic Comics (1940) 90
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Painted cover by Henry C. Kiefer. Stories and art by H. G. Peter, Bill Ely, Ben Thompson, Ed Moore, and John Belfi. Non-fiction comics featuring true tales of heroism from everyday people and courage on the battlefield. The emphasis of Heroic Comics moves back to the home front once the Korean conflict is over. A woman saves two boys from drowning in a pond; A mother pulls her daughter from the path of a moving train; A man tracks and rescues his lost hunting partner. Dives in Fully Clothed; The Happy Heroine; Horror and Heroism; Wheels of Death; Hunting a Human; Darwin Was Right; Rescue at the Dam; To Fight Fire; Both Hero and Genius; No Way Out; Crisis and Courage; He Took Command. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #4
    His World Magazine (1953-1954 Westridge Publishing Corp.) Vol. 1 #4

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  • Issue #58
    Hollywood Funny Folks (1950) 58

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  • Issue #88
    Hopalong Cassidy (1943 Fawcett/DC) 88

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  • Issue #35
    Horace and Dotty Dripple (1952) 35

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  • Issue #15
    Horrors (1953) 15
    Published Apr 1954 by Star.
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    L.B. Cole cover. All stories reprinted from All Famous Crime (1951) #5. Contains original and reprinted material as noted. In order of appearance: "The Mad Bandit" originally retitled and reprinted from "Tiger of the South" in Murder Incorporated (1948 1st Series) #9A; "Bodyguard"; "The Gangdom Brain" originally retitled and reprinted from "Frank Nash, Gangdom Brain!" in Murder Incorporated (1948 1st Series) #11; "Why Did You Kill Me?"; and "Stop or We'll Shoot!" art by George Peltz. "Holdup!" text story originally retitled and reprinted from "Buddies in Life, Crime, and...Death!" in Murder Incorporated (1948 1st Series) #9A and Famous Crimes (1948) #18. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 25

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    Cover by Ruben Moreira. Featuring: 6 page story "The Man With Three Eyes" pencilled by Curt Swan; 6 page story "The Devil's Toy Shop" drawn by Bill Ely; 6 page story "The Hands That Could Haunt" drawn by Ruben Moreira; 6 page story "The Whirlpool of Doom" pencilled by Howard Purcell. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    Human Torch Comics (1940) 36

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    Cover art by Carl Burgos. The Atomic Blaster starring the Human Torch, art by Dick Ayers; A soviet spy steals plans for an atomic hand blaster and creates one that gets confused with toys he has created for decoys; The Torch buys it when looking for a present for a poor boy; The spy falls to his death in battle with Torch and Toro at an industrial plant. The Beast From the Egg starring the Human Torch, art by Dick Ayers. Voodoo Magic text story. The Devil Octopus starring the Sub-Mariner, art by Bob Powell. The Ape starring the Human Torch, art by Dick Ayers. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 4 #2
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  • Issue #3
    Ideal Romance (1954) 3

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    Cover pencils by Bernard Baily. "Afraid To Love!", art by Eugene Hughes; Lynn is engaged to Don but hes killed in the war; She vows never to date a soldier again; She becomes Bills private secretary; he proposes to her but she cant decide; Lynn then falls in love with Bills brother Tony, unaware that hes an Army pilot. "The Professor's Wife!", art by Eugene Hughes; Ruth is married to college professor John; she is disappointed in his low salary and their concomitant low standard of living; When her former beau Tom arrives, Ruth finds herself wishing shed married him; Tom urges her to leave John and run away with him. "Love Isn't For Sale"; Leslies wealthy father wants her to marry boring businessman Walter; Leslie runs away and gets a job with Toms one-man trucking company, which she puts on a paying basis, even driving a truck herself in an emergency. "The Sentence!" text story. "The Other Sister!", art by Eugene Hughes; Secretary Jane has always been overshadowed by her more glamorous sister Carrie; When Jane and Larry fall in love, she fears Carrie will steal him away. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 3 #2
    If Worlds of Science Fiction (1952 Pulp Digest) Vol. 3 #2

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    April 1954. Science fiction stories by Philip K. Dick, Robert Sheckley, Winston Marks, Walter Miller Jr., Gene L. Henderson, Louis Trimble, and Morton Klass. Two Kelly Freas illustrations. Wrap-around cover by Ken Fagg. 5.25-in. x 7.5-in.; black and white; 120 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 5 #4
    Imagination (1950 Digest) Vol. 5 #4

    April, 1954 Volume 5, Issue 4. 5-3/8 in. x 7-5/8 in; black and white; 162 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #1
    Informer (1954) 1
    Published Apr 1954 by Feature.

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    "The Blood Stained Mink" (art by Mike Sekowsky), "The End of Hector the Spectre," "The Cop!", and "Case of the Soggy Blonde." One page filler, "The Lingo of the Lawless," and a two page text story, "H is for Homicide." Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 8 #51
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    April 1954 - "You Can't Share My Sugar!" Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #2
    Intimate Secrets of Romance (1953) 2

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    Cover by L. B. Cole." I Learned a Lesson in Love," "I Fought For My Love," and "My Two-Timing Heart." Romance comics from L. B. Cole's Star Publications. A singer gives her heart to a handsome man, only to learn that he's not honest in love or life. Lesson in Love. Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #53
    Invincible Detective Magazine (1949-1954 Invincible Press) Pulp 53

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  • Issue #5
    Jace Pearson of the Texas Rangers (1953) 5
    • 6" cumulative spine split. Oxidation and brittleness.

    "Hot Trucks" and an untitled story. Photo cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Joe Yank (1952) 15

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    Contains Alex Toth illustrations. Contains Korean War era stories. In order of appearance: "Farewell to Korea!", "G.I. Giggles"; "The War of Nerves" art by Mike Roy; "G.I. Jokes"; "Private Parks"; "Pinhead Perkins, P.F.C. The Power of the Mail!"; and "Morale Builders". "Fire Fighter: It Took Some Doing, But Sergeant Quinn Finally Impressed the General..." text story by Charles S. Strong with illustrations by Alex Toth; illustrations reprinted in Setting the Standard: Comics by Alex Toth 1952-1954 HC (2011 FB) #1-1ST. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Jonesy (1953) 5

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    Jonesy Gets the Bird; Miss McNutt tells the class, including Jonesy and Weepy, that theres going to be a French quiz tomorrow. Untitled Candy story; Candys Aunt Agatha has decided to stay longer, much to Candys dismay. Free! While They Last! 10 "Hitler Heads" ad. Book of the Lump Club starring Jonesy. Snow Use starring Jonesy. What a Drip starring Gabby. Teener Wiener Roast text story starring Taffy Tilghman. The Voice is Yet to Come starring Jonesy. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Journey into Mystery (1952) 15
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #0280041003

    Cover pencils by Sol Brodsky. "Satan Can Wait," art by Paul Reinman; When a man enters a bar and, as a gag, offers a skeptic a contract for his soul for one million dollars, the skeptic signs it. "Killer in the House" text story. "Till Death Do Us Part," art by Vic Carrabotta; A man finally works up the nerve to strangle his cheating wife but an atomic war breaks out, and the two of them find their bodies fused together by atomic radiation. "The Face That Followed," script by Paul S. Newman, art by Al Luster; An escaped convict vows to haunt a hermit who has murdered him after ascertaining where his stolen loot was buried. "Bewitched," art by Mannie Banks; In 1686 a man asks a woman to marry him and is turned down so he plants evidence to get her condemned as a witch. "The Man Who Was Nobody," script by Paul S. Newman, art by Ed Winiarski; A Martian sleeper agent is eradicated when his usefulness is ended due to incarceration in an asylum. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Journey into Unknown Worlds (1951 2nd Series) 26

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    Cover art by Harry Anderson. The Haunted House, art by Pete Tumlinson; A ghost-breaker becomes the victim of a murderess when he attempts to exorcise the old woman's husband's ghost from the premises. Strange Journey text story. Unharmed; A scientist assembles a create-a-Martian kit and tries to destroy it unsuccessfully in an atomic blast. The construct sends a radio message to Mars to attack since nothing on Earth can harm it. It Floats in Space, art by Bill Savage; A dead man in space hijacks a rocket to sail towards Alpha Centuri. The Hiding Place, art by Seymour Moskowitz; When a man breaks his foot in an open grave while attempting to flee with a jewel heist, the funeral procession comes with the casket assigned to the grave site. Betrayal, art by Bob Forgione. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Jughead (1949 1st Series) 23

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    "Dots the Trouble"; Jughead gets in trouble with Miss Grundy by completing a "connect-the-dots" drawing of her on the blackboard. Archie's Joke Book ad. "Paint It the Truth"; Reggie makes fun of Jughead's painting; When Mr. Weatherbee is going to have a door added to his office, Jughead paints a realistic door and Reggie bangs into the wall. "Down the Hatch"; Jughead thinks Reggie has drunk a glass of turpentine, thinking it was soda pop, and rushes him to the school dispensary. Wilbur Comics ad. "Bum Steer"; Jughead helps Archie overhaul his car; However, when Archie takes it out for a drive, the steering doesn't work and he ends up driving through the Justice of the Peace's yard and flowers. "Brain or Shine!"; When Dilbert only gets a 99 on a test instead of 100, he is depressed and goes to the chemistry lab. "Duel Personalities"; Reggie and Archie decide to have a duel over who gets to take Veronica to the dance; Archie chooses a custard pie duel in their evening clothes. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #45
    Justice Comics (1948) 45

    "With Gun in Hand" (art by Mac Pakula), "Break-Out," "Hush Money" (art by C.A. Winter), and "Captured" (art by Myron Fass). Two-page text story, "Night Visit." Robert Q. Sale cover. Cover price $0.10.