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Comic books April 1954

  • 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
    • Centerfold detached at top staple. Staple rust.

    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

    "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 #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.

  • Issue #4
    Science Stories (1953-1954 Bell Publications) Pulp 4

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    October 1953. Cover art by Hannes Bok. Science Stories: "Hocus-Pocus Universe" by Jack Williamson, "Wise Guy" by R. J. McGregor, "Flight To Utopia" by Jan Tourneau and "Battle In The Sky" by Robert Moore Williams. Interior art by Hannes Bok, Michael Becker, Charles Hornstein, J. Allen St. John, Burdoff and Pierce. 130 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #27
    Secret Hearts (1949) 27
    Published Apr 1954 by DC.

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    Stories by unknown. Art by John Forte, John Giunta and unknown. It was Jerry she wanted to be dancing with! Read..."The Sweethearts' Dance"! Also featuring: "Don't Say Goodbye"; "Meet Me This Spring"; and "Can This be Love?" (pencils by John Forte) Plus: Oddities in Romance filler (pencils by John Giunta). And: Letters page by Ann Martin, Counselor-at-Love. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Secret Romances (1952) 19

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  • Issue #2
    Sensational Police Cases (1954) 2

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    Art by Louis Ravielli, Marion Sitton, Marvin Stein, Lou Morales and Mo Marcus. Reprints from Famous Gangsters (1951) #1. True tales of gangsters and G-men, featuring pre-Code levels of violence. The stories of notorious gangsters Al Capone, Dutch Schultz and Lucky Luciano; John Dillinger escapes both prison and an FBI manhunt, but his luck runs out thanks to a woman in red. Al Capone!; Dutch Schultz; Lucky Luciano; The Mole; John Dillinger. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1953) 10

    Painted cover art. The Musk Ox article, art by Frank Thorne. A Fight for the Future; Young Tom has been doped by Joe Hammer, and has signed the deed to his mining claim without remembering it. McAllister's Bonanza; Old McAllister is a sick man; after three years of panning, he has struck a rich vein of gold; on his way to Dawson City with the map and a letter to his family, he is found dead by two ne'er-do-wells; they steal his map and will try to locate the mine. Stand-in for Cheeka; Jimmy has to sell his dog to get fare money to California for his sick mother. Scripts by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Alberto Giolitti. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Shock Suspenstories (1952) 14

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    Cover art by Wally Wood. The Orphan, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Jack Kamen; A little girl murders her drunken father and frames her uncaring mother for the crime so that she can go live with her nice aunt. The Whipping, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Wally Wood; A bigot murders his own daughter when she marries a Mexican. Blunderer text story by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Marie Severin. You, Murderer, script by Otto Binder, art by Bernard Krigstein; A story told in first person about the victim a hypnotist picks to do his dirty work for a killing after his wife leaves him for another man. As Ye Sow..., art by George Evans; A husband hires a contract killer to trail his wife and murder the man she meets. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #58
    Shocking Mystery Cases (1952) 58

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Pre-Code crime comics from L. B. Cole's Star Publications. Notorious Chicago trigger-man Matty Durkin and his moll lead the police on a desperate cross-country chase. A Jekyll & Hyde-like monstrosity is unleashed as a Halloween prank goes terribly, terribly wrong. No Harm Done..!!; The Circle Of Crime; Giant of Terror; Killer At Large. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 217 #4
    Short Stories (1890-1959 Doubleday) Pulp Vol. 217 #4

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  • Vol. 11 #7
    Sir! Magazine (1942) Vol. 11 #7

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    Volume 11, Issue 7 - April 1954. Adventure stories, articles and pin-up photos. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in. 82 Pages, B&W. Mature readers. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #10
    Space Adventures (1952 1st series) 10

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    "Canterbury's Camera" (art by Seymour Moskowitz), "Homecoming" (art by Steve Ditko), "The Visitors," and "Back to Earth" (art by "Dick & Artie"; probably Giordano). Ditko cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Space Comics (1954) 4

    Art by Frank Carin and Bernard Sachs. Cover by Frank Carin. Numbering continues from Funny Tunes (1953 Avon) #3. Funny-animal hijinks featuring Space Mouse, Super Pup, Merry Mouse and Peter Rabbit. Space Mouse investigates a mysterious ship from space; Merry Mouse tracks a strange ape-man in the jungles of Africa; Super Pup is called in when a strange ship docks on Americas space station. Space Mouse: The Hunter!; Super Pup: The Space Platform!; Space Mouse: The Tasty Planet; Peter Rabbit: T.V. or Not T.V.!; Merry Mouse: Jungle Jerk! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Space Fact and Fiction (1954) UK Pulp 2

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  • Vol. 1 #3
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  • Issue #116
    Sparkler Comics (1941 2nd Series) 116

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    Features include Nancy, the Captain and the Kids, and Casey Ruggles (Warren Tufts art). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Spellbound (1952 Atlas) 21
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    Cover art by Russ Heath. The Face of Death, art by John Forte. The Little Toy Shop text story. The Night Caller, art by Bill Walton. Too Bad, Ben, art by Vic Carrabotta. Men from the Morgue, pencils attributed to Les Zakarin, inks by Bob Bean. Listen, Slave, art by Dick Ayers. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #1
    Sport Life (1954-1957 Select Publications) Vol. 1 #1
  • Issue #4
    Squeeks (1953) 4

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    Squeeks, Crimebuster's monkey sidekick from Boy Comics, gets his own funny-animal comic. Squeeks sabotages Tiger Tom's new job at a department store. Dum Dum the Dumb Bunny wants to be a firefighter, but he's not too bright. Evelyn mistakenly schedules her picnics with Squeeks and Tiger Tom on the same day. Also featuring a vintage ad for a "Tom Corbett, Space Cadet Space Helmet." Toyin' with Trouble; It Is Gonna Rain Some More; Tom Cooks a Goose; Dum Dum the Dumb Bunny; Squeeks and Tom Puzzle Fun; It's No Picnic. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 5 #4
    Stag Magazine (1949-1994) Vol. 5 #4

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  • Issue #20
    Star Spangled War Stories (1952 DC #3-204) 20

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    Cover art by Jerry Grandenetti. The Battle of the Frogmen, script by France Herron, pencils by Jerry Grandenetti, inks by Joe Giella. Medal for a Saddle, script by William Woolfolk, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Frank Giacoia. Floating Fort, script by France Herron, pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Bernard Sachs. Suicide Squad, script by William Woolfolk, pencils by Jerry Grandenetti, inks by Bernard Sachs. One-page humor story starring General Little by Irwin Hansen. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 54 #4
    Star Western (1933-1954 Popular) Pulp Vol. 54 #4

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  • Vol. 31 #3
    Startling Stories (1939-1955 Better Publications) Pulp Vol. 31 #3

    Spring 1954. Cover by Alex Schomburg. Stories by Jack Vance, Leigh Brackett, Judith Merril, Charles A. Stearns, Robert F. Young, and Wilbur S. Peacock. Virgil Finlay (3) and Emsh illustrations. 6.5-in. x 9-in. trimmed format; black and white; 128 pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #6
    Stevie (1952) 6
  • Issue #36
    Straight Arrow (1950) 36

    Art by Bob Powell and Fred Meagher. Cover by Fred Meagher. Rancher Steve Adams, a Comanche raised by white settlers, has a secret identity as the warrior Straight Arrow, a hero who first appeared on a popular radio show. Blue Cloud's efforts to get Straight Arrow alone get them taken prisoner by Crow warriors; Shaman Smoke Dog has the magic to create zombie warriors; Straight Arrow pursues an outlaw gang into the bewildering Puzzle Canyons. Danger Trail!; Terror in the Night!; Red Hawk: Lands Beyond the Sunset; Return from Death! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.