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Comic books April 1954

  • 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.

  • Issue #90
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  • Vol. 23 #4
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  • Vol. 36 #3
    Open Road (Magazine 1919) Vol. 36 #3

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  • Issue #21
    Our Army at War (1952) 21
    Published Apr 1954 by DC.

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    Cover art by Irv Novick. Diary of a Flattop, script by Bob Kanigher, art by Irv Novick. Part 2 Dogfight, script by Bob Kanigher, art by Irv Novick. Part 3 The Assault, script by Bob Kanigher, art by Irv Novick. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 112 #4
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  • Issue #2
    Panic (1954 EC) 2
    Published Apr 1954 by EC.

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    "African Scream" (African Queen parody with art by Wally Wood), "The Lady or the Tiger" (art by Bill Elder), "Breakfast with the Fershlugginers" (art by Joe Orlando), and "Come Back, LIttle Street Car" (Streetcar Named Desire parody with art by Jack Davis). Al Feldstein cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Paramount Animated Comics (1953) 8

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    "Driving Me Crazy"; Baby Huey wants to go for a ride and the Fox tries to abduct him; Things don't go well for the Fox. "The Dumb Major"; Baby Huey wants to be a drum major. "Flight to the Finish"; Herman attacks Katnip to open up a house to the mice using a model airplane. "Fur Piece" Madeline the French Poodle text story. "Fred Bed To Worse"; Sleep-themed Cat and Bird antics. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Patsy and Hedy (1952) 26
    • Cover detached at one staple. 5" Cumulative spine split.
  • Issue #52
    Patsy Walker (1945) 52
    • Staple rust. Chipping.
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    Cover art by Al Jaffee. Untitled Patsy stories. Untitled Hedy Wolfe story. Untitled Wendy Parker story. All art by Al Jaffee. Paper doll. Sophomore Scoop text story. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #112
    Paul Terry's Comics (1954) 112
  • Issue #26
    Personal Love (1950) 26
    • Paper: Cream to off white

    Cover photo of Constance Smith and Byron Palmer from the movie "Man in the Attic." Stories and art by Mike Roy, Jack Berrill, Jerry Fasano and Bill Ely. Romance comics and movie stars of yesteryear from Famous Funnies. Ted feels humiliated when Lorna rescues him from a skiing accident, instead of the other way around; Diane dates a dashing older man and ignores handsome co-worker Roger; Bette feels that Guy's devotion to his mother stands in the way of their marriage. Hopeless Love; Love Needs a Break; The Man for Me; Loves Barrier; My Date; When You Give ...You Are There; New-Exciting-Star Byron Palmer "Our Cover Man"; Exciteable, Likeable Constance Smith "Our Cover Girl". 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    Peter Porkchops (1949) 28
    Published Apr 1954 by DC.

    Cover art by Otto Feuer. Untitled story, art by Otto Feuer; When Wolfie is evicted from his house for not paying the rent, he tries several schemes to get Peter's house for himself. Applesauce!, art by Rube Grossman; Cheesy tries to steal Custer's pogo stick so that he can pick some apples that are way above his head. Ad for Peter Panda #5, art by Rube Grossman. Special Delivery!, art by Rube Grossman; Goofy has to deliver an antique vase all the way across town without breaking it along the way. Untitled story, art by Otto Feuer; Wolfie is mad when Peter won't take him for a ride in his car. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 45 #4
    Photoplay (1911 McFadden) Vol. 45 #4
    Published Apr 1954 by McFadden.

    Volume 45, Issue 4 - April 1954. Hollywood magazine. Cover story features Photoplay magazine Gold Medal Award Winners, including Marilyn Monroe, Alan Ladd, and Bob Wagner. Articles include Louella Parsons Defends Esther Williams, and Fan Vote: Should Young Actors Marry?! 8.5-in. x 11-in., 114 Pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #8
    Picture Progress Vol. 1 (1954) 8

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    Picture Progress. No cover price. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #5
    Playboy Magazine (1953-Present HMH Publishing) Vol. 1 #5

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  • Issue #1
    Police Against Crime (1954) 1
    • Staple rust.

    "The File on Tony Brent," "The Come-On" (art by A.C. Hollingsworth), "Madman Collins," and "It's Murder." Jay Disbrow art. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
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    Edited by Betty Sears. Featuring The Adventures of Polly Pigtails, a 25 pages comic story. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 130 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #12
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    Edited by Betty Sears. Featuring some comic content. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 130 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #21
    Popular Teen-Agers (1950) 21

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Jay Disbrow and others. Romance comics with teen angst from L.B. Cole's Star Publications. Val loves Jim, but suspects the dark secret in her past will keep them apart, in a story narrated by him (instead of her, like most romance comics of the time). Waitress Mabel invents a new identity for herself while on vacation, but when she falls for handsome radio personality Matthew, she regrets her duplicity. Karen falls for handsome sailor Eric, but his first love is the sea. Also featuring vintage 1950s advice on dating, and another good-girl swimsuit cover by L. B. Cole. My Only Love; How to Get That Second Date; Turning Point of My Life; Reckless Love. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    Porky Pig (1952 Dell) 33
    Published Apr 1954 by Dell.
    • Centerfold detached.

    Comic book starring the Warner Bros. cartoon character Porky Pig. Porky Pig in 'untitled', Porky creates a circus act to help Cicero raise money for baseball uniforms, Porky Pig in 'untitled', Porky and Sylvester take a car trip into the mountains and get hi-jacked by a criminal, Porky Pig in 'untitled', Porky Pig and Cicero match wits with old west outlaw Black Burt. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #104
    Prize Comics Western (1948) 104

    Cover by John Severin. Art by Marvin Stein, Joe Gevanter, and John Severin. Prize's flagship Western title featured early art by John Severin and other greats who worked for EC in the following decade. Soldiers build a fort in the heart of Sioux territory, despite American Eagle's warnings. The Lazo Kid tracks cattle rustlers hiding in the dense brush called brasada. The life and death of famed gunfighter Wild Bill Hickok. Surprise Attack; Roundup; Mal Hombres of Loma Esconida; John Clum; Wild Bill Hickok; Missing Calumet. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    PS The Preventive Maintenance Monthly (1951) 13

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  • Issue #4
    Radiant Love (1954) 4
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    • 5" cumulative spine split.

    Cover by Bernard Baily. Stories and art by Gerald Altman, Petrizzo and Eugene Hughes. Tales of love, heartbreak and reunion from publisher Stanley Morse. During a beach vacation, Cynthia arranges to be rescued by handsome Larry so she can introduce him to her solo sister Arlene. Barflies Linda and Gary exchange sad life stories and realize they were meant for each other. Della secretly writes the love letters her sister has been sending to soldier Lance, and struggles to tell him the truth, only to learn she's also been Cyrano'd. The Brat!; Pick Up!; Dream Boat!; No Time For Love!; Marry The Boss!; Love Letters! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 13 #2
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  • Vol. 63 #3
    Railroad Man's Magazine (1929 Frank A. Munsey/Popular/Carstens) 2nd Series Vol. 63 #3

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  • Vol. 184 #2
    Ranch Romances (1924-1968 Clayton/Warner/Best Books/Literary Enterprises/Popular) Pulp Vol. 184 #2

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  • Vol. 184 #3
    Ranch Romances (1924-1968 Clayton/Warner/Best Books/Literary Enterprises/Popular) Pulp Vol. 184 #3

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  • Vol. 184 #4
    Ranch Romances (1924-1968 Clayton/Warner/Best Books/Literary Enterprises/Popular) Pulp Vol. 184 #4

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  • Vol. 12 #2
    Rangeland Love Stories (1950-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp 3rd Series Vol. 12 #2

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  • Vol. 4 #1
    Real (1952-1967 Excellent Publications) Vol. 4 #1

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  • Issue #57
    Real Love (1949-56 Ace) 57
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    • 1 1/4" Cumulative spine split.

    Photo cover. Contains original and reprinted material as noted. In order of appearance: "No Way to Fight Her"; "Interrupted Honeymoon" reprinted from Real Secrets (1950) #4; "Ashamed to Tell Him" art by Lin Streeter; and "Blackmailed Bride" reprinted from Real Secrets (1950) #3. "The Charm Corner...For Appearance Sake: Watch That Neckline, The Second Chin, Keep a Cool Head..." text article reprinted from "Glamorizing Yourself..." in Glamorous Romances (1949) #47 and reprinted as "For a More Glamorous You...." in Complete Love Magazine Vol. 31 (1955) #2. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #73
    Real Screen Comics (1945) 73
  • Vol. 19 #6
    Real Western (1935-1960 Columbia Publications) Pulp Vol. 19 #6

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  • Issue #129
    Red Ryder Comics (1941) 129

    Dangerous Fishing starring Red Ryder, art by John Ushler; two men hold up a train and then head to Rimrock. Crazy Fox starring Little Beaver. The Close Shave starring Auntie Duchess. The Dead Give-Away starring Red Ryder, art by John Ushler; Vic Arrigo escapes from prison and wants revenge. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Reggie (1950 Archie) 12

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    "The Eyes Have It!"; Moose is suffering eyestrain, so Reggie puts on an old hat of Jughead's and kisses Midge. "Muddling Through"; Reggie catches a hat blowing away. "Fast Talk"; Suzie doesn't want to travel on a plane that flies faster than the speed of sound. "Water You Know?"; Reggie gets caught using his water pistol in school. "Splitting Hairs..."; Reggie has a foolproof way to eat at a restaurant and not pay. "An Eye To the Future!"; Betty convinces Reggie to see a swami. "Home Cookin'", script and art by Bill Woggon; Katy asks Sis to get a cup of milk from Bertha. "The Plot Sickens"; Reggie sees Moose running from Jughead and thinks Moose has turned chicken. "Yard-Birds!"; Jughead makes a scarecrow that looks like Reggie. ""A" For Effort!"; Wilbur made an A in algebra. Hollywood Gossip article featuring Singer MacRae. "Rain of Terror!"; Reggie is having trouble identifying people because they are all wearing the same type of raincoat. "Not His Dish of She"; Reggie thinks Archie's cousin from Hollywood is a movie star. Science-Fiction Book Club ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #47
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  • Issue #1
    Riot (1954 Atlas) 1
    Published Apr 1954 by Atlas.
    • Centerfold detached. Residue

    Humor stories. "The Texas Strangers" (art by Joe Maneely), "From Here to There" (art by Al Hartley), "The Guillotine," "Ali Barber and the Forty Thieves" (parody of Ali Baba; art by Russ Heath), "The Shadower" (art by Gene Colan), and a two-page text story, "Make Me a Monster." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1-1ST
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    1st printing. Written by Robert Ripley. Forward by Lowell Thomas. New collection of "oddities from every corner of the globe," with illustrations by Robert Ripley. Paperback, 4-in. x 6-1/2 in., 250 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #58
    Rocky Lane Western (1949) 58

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    Rocky Lane stars in "Gang War" (pencils by Dick Giordano, inks by Alascia), "Horse Sense," and "Storm Warning." Colonel Corn and Jawbones Jeffers star in "Hero's Reward!" Giordano cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 34 #2
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  • Issue #44
    Romantic Adventures (1949) 44

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    Lost Life, Lost Love!; the specter of a bygone romance appears from the past. The Farmer Takes a Wife text story. On the Rebound! I Fled from Love! How He Proposed. Dangerous to Flirt! Love---Overdue! text story. The Shadow Between Us! 36 pgs. $.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Romantic Love (1949) 20
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    Cover art by Everett Raymond Kinstler. "I Was a... Bride for Sale," art by Everett Raymond Kinstler; Diana weds assistant director Walt; He wants her to use her friendship with movie studio head Jim (she had been Jims secretary) to further his career; Walt throws them together and doesnt even complain when Jim embraces her. "Port of Missing Girls," art by Louis Ravielli; Struggling actress Janis is hired by Karl Norton, then learns he wants her to help smuggle diamonds across the border; She is threatened with death unless she complies. "Love Me Again," pencils by John Forte, inks by Jack Abel; Ronnie loves Dot but contracts amnesia after a fall; Vivian claims she and Ronnie were engaged; Dot and Vivian compete for Ronnies affections anew. "Too Many Lovers"; Anne has a string of wealthy lovers that support her, but her scam is threatened when her innocent, small-town cousin Laura becomes her roommate; Laura thinks Anne is attending schoo; Laura gets a job in a law office and introduces her friend Don to Anne. Anne becomes obsessed with Don. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #76
    Roy Rogers Comics (1948-61 (And Trigger, # 92 on) 76
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    • Paper: White
    • Label #1401373019

    "Roy Rides a Hunch," "The Manhunt for Five," and "The Wild Man." Art on two stories by John Buscema. Chuckwagon Charley's Tales back-up story. Photo cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    Sad Sack (1949) 33
    Published Apr 1954 by Harvey.

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    Cover by George Baker. Sad Sack in "Protection", Sad Sack 'untitled' (1 pg), Sad Sack 'untitled' (1 pg), Sad Sack in "More Troubles", Sad Sack in "Supply and Demand", "Work, Work, Work!" text story (1 pg), Fun at the Zoo 'untitled' (1/2 pg), Fun at the Zoo 'untitled' (1/2 pg), "Sad Sack's Diary" text story (1 pg), Fun at the Zoo 'untitled' (1/2 pg), Fun at the Zoo 'untitled' (1/2 pg), Sad Sack in Sad Sack's Friends". 36 pages, FC. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 8 #1
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