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Comic books April 1954

  • Issue #61
    Justice Traps the Guilty (1947) 61

    Cover by Marvin Stein. Pioneering crime comic Justice Traps the Guilty was produced by the studio of comics legends Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, creators of Captain America. An explosives expert is forced to join a gang of safecrackers. A petty thug kills another criminal and takes his place, but he picked the wrong man to impersonate. The story of notorious real-life gunman Pretty Boy Floyd. The Safecrackers!; Lucky 7-11; Pretty Boy Floyd; Closeups; Legacy of Doom; Boomerang! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    Kid Colt Outlaw (1948) 36

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    Cover art by Sol Brodsky. Untitled story, art by Jack Keller; Johnny Falcon is about to be strung up on a noose by a lynch mob who has accused him of stealing their cattle; Before he can be hung, Kid Colt intervenes, telling the locals that the man they have accused deserves as fair trial; When they refuse to listen Kid Colt uses his guns to keep Johnny's would-be executioners at bay. Untitled story, art by Jack Keller; An elderly ranch owned named Adams and his daughter are being terrorized by men in the employ of Mr. Saunders who has been trying with little success to convince Adams to sell his land and so he has sent me to force him to sell; Just before things get too rough, Kid Colt happens by and intervenes; He beats the leader of the gang senseless and sends them all packing. "Rustler's Noose" text story. Untitled story, art by Dan Loprino; Dr. Matthew Masters is riding through town on his horse Ichabod when he crosses paths with a newcomer named Deuce Dixon; Dixon tells Masters to get out of his way, but when Matthew tells Dixon there is room enough on the road for them to pass, Dixon decides to have fun by slapping Ichabod and sending the horse galloping away and sending Masters tumbling off his horse to the ground; Dixon then tells Masters that he intends to set up a gambling hall in Leadville and rides off. Untitled story, art by Jack Keller; Kid Colt watches a train crossing the new line and decides to race his horse Steel alongside it; However, as he approaches, he sees what appear to be Comanche warriors attacking the train. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
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  • Issue #62
    Laugh Comics (1946 1st Series) 62

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  • Issue #35
    Little Audrey #25-53 (1952 Harvey) 35

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  • Issue #23
    Little Iodine (1950) 23
    Published Apr 1954 by Dell.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple. 2" tear on back cover.
  • Issue #70
    Little Lulu (1948 Dell/Gold Key) 70

    Two Lulus; A department store dummy maker makes one that looks just like Lulu. The Clown; Tubby tries to cheer up Lulu after her doll's head breaks. The Hunters; The Fellers play a trick on Lulu with jelly beans. Black Mumday; Iggy accidentally talks to Lulu on Mumday and is thrown out of the club. Cats; Tubby and Iggy round up all the stray cats in the neighborhood. A Bus to Fairyland; Lulu tells Alvin about the little girl who found Fairyland. Three Feathers; Wilbur dresses Alvin up like a baby to fool the Fellers. Two-page text story, Lulus Diry ("Diary"). 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    Little Max (1949) 28
    Published Apr 1954 by Harvey.

    Stories and art by Art Helfant and others. Joe Palooka's speechless sidekick from the popular Ham Fisher boxing strip gets his own comic, noteworthy for early versions of Little Dot and other Harvey characters. Max dreams himself into the fairy tale of Cinderella. Plus solo stories featuring Hector the Director and Humphrey. Cinder Max; Ride Em Cowboy; Clean Sweep; Rumpus; Little Max Says... You Be the Artist; Humphrey and the Ox; Store Gazers; How to Make Your Very Own Paper Whistle; Hector the Director; Humphrey: Knots to You; It's Magic; Light Reading; Little Max's Make It Shop. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #70
    Lone Ranger (1948 Dell) 70

    Painted cover art by Hank Hartman. Illustrated ad for Whitman 15 cent Tell-a-Tale children's books. End of the Chase, art by Tom Gill; Rambo, Lyman, and Grinning Wolf are a gang terrorizing settlers near Infernal Blazes. Chinese Gold, art by Tom Gill; Red Estey and his men are out to control the gold boomtown of Oreville; They stir up a mob against a Chinese settlement to cover their robbery of the Chinese miners' gold. A Message Gone Wrong, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Tom Gill; A gang uses a fake telegraph message to steal a gold shipment from the Army. Apache Raised text story by Gaylord Du Bois. Bear Attacks Girl in Canoe, script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Jon Small; Descending to the Wyoming plains after their long winter, Young Hawk and Little Buck save a Shoshone girl in a canoe from an attack by a bear. Based on the popular Western TV series. 48 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Lone Ranger's Companion Tonto (1951) 14
    • Cover and centerfold detached at one staple. Piece missing from back cover. Interior tearing. Staple rust. Rust migration.

    Cover art by Don Spaulding. Full-page, inside front cover article about an Assiniboin dance in which the hunting and war deeds of the braves are re-enacted. The Young Warrior, script by Paul Newman, art by Alberto Giolitti; Tonto's companion Raven ignites a war with the Crow by stealing their medicine bundle. The Stolen Pony, script by Paul Newman, art by Alberto Giolitti; Tonto and his friend Bill Weston use a stolen pony to discover the identity a stage coach robber. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Lone Ranger's Famous Horse Hi-Yo Silver (1952) 10
    • Staple rust with migration.

    "Silver's Man Hunt," "The Hungry Sands," and "The Wild Burros." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #150
    Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (1941 Dell) 150

    52 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Lorna the Jungle Queen (1953) 6

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    Cover art by Russ Heath. "Wildfire," script by Don Rico, art by Werner Roth; Lorna stops two marauders who were setting fires to the jungle. "The Lost World!", script by Don Rico, art by Werner Roth; Kada, the medicine man, tells Lorna and Greg they need the morta plant from the Lost World to cure M'Tuba, guardian of Lorna; Lorna overcomes the primitive Gau and comes back with the plant. "Jungle God" text story. "The Jungle Fury!" starring Greg Knight, Nuba and Katoba, script by Don Rico, art by George Tuska. "Double Danger!", script by Don Rico, art by Werner Roth; Lorna is impersonated by an imposter. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    Love Letters (1949) 33

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  • Vol. 28 #2
    Love Novels Magazine (1943-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 28 #2

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    Volume 28, Issue 2 - April 1928. Edited by Mary Gnaedinger. Pulp romance stories. 7-in. x 9-in., 114 pages, B&W Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 194 #6
    Love Story Magazine (1921-1954 Street and Smith/Popular) Pulp Vol. 194 #6

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  • Issue #48
    Lovelorn (1950) 48
    • Hole through almost entire book, does not interrupt art or story.
    • 2" cumulative chew along spine.
  • Issue #1
    Luke Short's Western (1954 Dell) Pulp 1

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  • Vol. 4 #2
    MacKill's Mystery Magazine (1952-1954 Todd Publishing) UK Edition Vol. 4 #2

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  • Vol. 3 #6
    MacKill's Mystery Magazine (1952-1954 Todd Publishing) US Edition Vol. 3 #6

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    title becomes MacKill's with this issue. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #10
    Mad (1952 Comic 1-23) 10
    Published Apr 1954 by EC.
    • Cover oxidation.
    • Centerfold detached.
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    • Cover loose at staples.

    Cover by Harvey Kurtzman. "G.I. Shmoe!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Wally Wood; A parody of war comics. "Sane!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by John Severin; Sane beats Wilson in a gun battle through trickery; Parody of the film "Shane." "Operation Under-the-Ground Chapter 35" (Chapter 4) text story. E. C. Fan-Addict Club ad. "The Face Upon the Floor!", script by Jack Davis (plot) and H. Antoine D'Arcy (text), art by Jack Davis (signed) and Basil Wolverton (final panel); Illustrated version of D'Arcy poem. "Woman Wonder!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Bill Elder; Parody of Wonder Woman. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Madhouse (1954 Ajax 1st Series) 1
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Label #2043355011

    Stories and art by Colin Allen and others. An attempt to duplicate the humor of MAD from Ajax-Farrell and the anonymous talents in the Iger Shop. In a spoof of hardboiled detective stories, private eye Monday Afternoon is hired by a blonde femme fatale and her brother, an actual gorilla. A send-up of the notorious Kinsey Report that includes numerous corn jokes and no actual reference to what the Report is about. A henpecked scientist becomes a monster, but his wife is the real terror. The Murky Mystery of Rue de la Phew, or Guilty Gertie's Revenge; Shh! Sneak a Look at the Kornsey Report; The Looneys, What a Family!: Cold Collectors, Color Scheme, Mind Readers, Well; Dropsy-Turvy; Dr. Jerque Go and Hide! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 6 #4
    Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (1949-Present Mercury Publications) Vol. 6 #4

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    Cover by Ed Emshwiller. "Centaurus Changeling" by Marion Zimmer Bradley, plus more fantasy and science fiction stories by William Tenn, William Morrison, C. M. Kornbluth, Mack Reynolds, Fritz Leiber, Norman R. Jaffray, Leah Bodine Drake, Bruce Elliot, and Evelyn E. Smith. Softcover. 5.5-in. x 7.5-in. 128 newsprint pages, black and white (all text). Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 4 #4
    Male (1950-1981 Male Publishing Corp.) Vol. 4 #4

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    Volume 4, Issue 4 - April 1954. Adventure stories, articles and nude photos. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in. 98 Pages B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 1 #2
    Male Point of View (1954 Point Magazines) Vol. 1 #2

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    Volume 1, Issue 2 - April 1954. Men's interest magazine. 4-in. x 6-in., 64 pages, B&W Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 5 #1
    Man to Man Magazine (1949 Picture Magazines) Vol. 5 #1

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  • Vol. 2 #4
    Man's Magazine (1952-1976) Vol. 2 #4

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  • Issue #8
    Marge's Tubby (1953) 8

    The Monster in the Lake, Lost Dog, The Greatest Acrobat in the World, The Dispossessed Ghost. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #122
    Marvel Tales (1949-1957 Marvel/Atlas) 122

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  • Issue #1
    Masked Ranger (1954) 1

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  • Vol. 48 #1
    Master Detective (1929) True Crime Magazine Vol. 48 #1
    • Staple rust with migration.
  • Issue #3
    Meet Merton (1953) 3

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  • Issue #5
    Meet Miss Pepper (1954) 5

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    Edited by Joe Kubert and Norman Maurer, with art and cover by them. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 3 #4
    Men Magazine (1952-1982 Zenith Publishing Corp.) Pulp Vol. 3 #4

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  • Issue #52
    Mighty Mouse (1947 St. John/Pines) 52

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    Mighty Mouse in "Mystery in the Museum," "Mighty Mouse Battles the Monster," and "Banged Up Baby Sitter." Little Roquefort in "Make Yourself Useful." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #52
    Millie the Model (1946) 52

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  • Issue #53
    Millie the Model (1946) 53

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  • Issue #16
    Mister Mystery (1951) 16

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    Cover by Bernard Baily. Stories and art by Loffredo, Bruce Hamilton, and Sal Trapani. Pre-Code horror tales from Aragon, an imprint of Stanley Morse Publications. Tad inherits an old castle that is supposed to be cursed, and is confronted by a immortal old man with an exposed brain. Lifelong rivals decide to settle things once and for all with a strange knife-duel inside a locked fortress in the Mexican desert. Starving prisoners in a dungeon devise a fearsome revenge against their cruel jailer. Mummy/bondage cover by Bernard Baily. The Immortal Brain!; Wall of Coahuila; The Chase!; The Magnet!; Hunger! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 3 #10
    Modern Man Magazine (1951-1976 PDC) Vol. 3 #10

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  • Vol. 46 #5
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  • Vol. 47 #11
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  • Vol. 87 #3
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  • Issue #49
    MovieTowns Animal Antics (1950) 49

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  • Issue #38
    Mr. District Attorney (1948) 38

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    Cover by Win Mortimer. Stories by Henry Boltinoff, Morris Waldinger and unknown. Art by Howard Purcell, Charles Paris, Bill Ely, Henry Boltinoff and Morris Waldinger. Brand-new adventures of TV and radio's favorite! Mr. District Attorney in: "The Puzzle Shop for Crime!" with art by Howard Purcell and Charles Paris; "Shoot to Kill!", a story of gangland's firing squad, with art by Purcell and Paris; and "The Gambler and the G.I.!" with art by Purcell and Paris. Also in this issue: A Casebook Mystery "The Case of the Congo Killing!" with art by Bill Ely; Casey the Cop 1-pager by Henry Boltinoff; "The Mark of the Prisoner" 1-pager by Morris Waldinger; and The Crime File 2-page text article. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #70
    Mutt and Jeff (1939-65 All Am./National/Dell/Harvey) 70
    • Staple rust. Rust migration. Severe water damage. Mold.

    Cover by Sheldon Mayer (credited as Bud Fisher). Stories and art by Al Smith (credited as Bud Fisher), Henry Boltinoff, Jack Schiff, and Ruben Moreira. DC reprints the comic strip that defined the comic strip, featuring the original tall-and-short comedy duo. Also featuring the "topper" strip Cicero's Cat. Mutt shows off his figure-skating prowess to the wrong person. Ladies' man Mutt gets a job as a talent scout at the beach. Jeff's latest scheme has him as a radio reporter, interviewing passing women on the street. Plus a PSA about Brotherhood Week. Mutt & Jeff; Cicero's Cat; Buzzy's Special Brotherhood Week Quiz; Jerry the Jitterbug; Thunderbolts in Harness. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #42
    My Friend Irma (1950) 42

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  • Issue #19
    Mystery in Space (1951 1st Series) 19

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    "The Great Space-Train Robbery" (pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Bernard Sachs), "The Mad Planet" (art by Virgil Finlay; 6 pages), "The Studio Beyond the Stars" (pencils by Murphy Anderson?), and "The Robot Detective of Mars" (pencils by Carmine Infantino). Quarter-page Wildroot Cream-Oil ad starring Fearless Fosdick by Al Capp. Anderson cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Mystic (1951 Atlas) 29

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    Cover art by Joe Maneely. The Couple Next Door; When a woman admits to her husband that she is a vampire he stakes her in order to avenge his brother, one of her victims. From Another Planet text story. No Exit; Martians steal New York City and leave it suspended in space in order to study humans. The Unseen; A man finds that he becomes intangible when he pilots a new experimental craft to break the time barrier. Rest in Peace, art by Tony Mortallero; A crook puts in ear plugs so he can concentrate on his plans to rob a bank in peace; He doesn't hear the knock when authorities come by to warn people to evacuate due to a flash flood and he drowns. It Happened in the Lab; A mad scientist creates a Fly-Man from a dead body and flies as its brain, but it pulls his arms off just like some kid might pull the wings off a fly. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #206
    New Funnies (1942 TV Funnies) 206
  • Issue #3
    Noodnik (1953) 3

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    Cover by Frank Roberge. Stories and art by Frank Roberge. Adventures of an Eskimo boy whose name is also a Yiddish insult. Noodnik and his pals explore an abandoned ship and wind up drifting out to sea. Noodnik tries to train his pal Nuk to be a boxer. Pierre Ze Trapper sets out to capture the rascally silver fox and gets played the Fudd. The Castaways; Ringside Nonsense; Pinky Penguin Jr.; Noodnik's Fables; Pierre Ze Trapper. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.