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Comic books May 1954

  • Issue #3
    3-D Comics Tor (1953 St. John) 3
    • 1 1/2" Cumulative spine split.
    • Oxidation.
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  • Vol. 31 #3
    44 Western Magazine (1937-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 31 #3

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  • Issue #61
    Ace Malloy of the Special Squadron (1952-1954 Arnold Book Company) 61

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    Art by Dudley Page. 24 pages.

  • Issue #192
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 192
    Published May 1954 by DC.

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Welcome, Amigo public service announcement starring Binky, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bob Oksner. The Man Who Sped Up Superman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. Bad Boys of the Jungle starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The Singing Spaceman starring Tommy Tomorrow, art by Jim Mooney. The Red Dust Bandit starring Vigilante, script by Dick Wood, art by Howard Sherman. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #200
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 200

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Superboy and the Apes!, art by John Sikela; Superboy goes to the jungle. Aquaman, Microbe Hunter, art by Ramona Fradon. Shorty humor two-pager by Henry Boltinoff. The Human Bird starring Johnny Quick, art by Ralph Mayo. Varsity Vic humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The World's Worst Archer starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 44 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 31
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    Slave Ship, art by Bill Benulis; A captain of a salvage ship takes advantage of storm-wrecked vessels until the tables are turned upon him. Gaflin's Ghost text story. Dear Valentine!, art by Al Hartley. It Happened in the Morgue, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Ed Winiarski; A city coroner taking kick-backs from the mob in order to bury the bodies of murder victims quickly with false natural death certificates gets the same treatment from the new coroner. The Suitcase!, art by John Rosenberger; A thief steals a suitcase containing shrunken heads and a formula for shrinking a head while the body still lives. Crazy, Man!, art by Dick Ayers; A man who witnesses alien invaders possessing the bodies of important people to plan a takeover is placed in a mental institution and eventually released. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #55
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 55

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    Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Cover by Harry Lazarus. Stories by Harry Lazarus, Lin Streeter, Pete Riss, Bill Walsh, and George Klein. Spine-chilling tales of suspense, horror, and the supernatural—prepare yourself for Adventures into the Unknown! 3-D effect stories and cover. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Adventures into Weird Worlds (1952-1954 Marvel/Atlas) 29

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    Cover art by Joe Maneely. The Two-Timer; A man kills his wife and poses her body to make it appear that she committed suicide by gas inhalation but the police arrest him for murder because the gas company had cut off service for non-payment of the bill. Green Death text story. Eternal Life!, art by Bill Savage; A Martian suckers Earth people into exchanging planets because Mars is doomed to be struck by an incoming asteroid. The Locked Door, art by Al Eadeh; A grave robber is accosted by the ghosts of his victims. Bone Dry, art by Myron Fass; When a would-be native tyrant holds the location of a spring as a means of power for seizing chief status of his drought-stricken village, the villagers neglect to tell him of an incoming tidal wave and thus he perishes. Indestructible!, art by Hy Rosen; A man travels into the past to escape bugs but present-day humans are unable to open the capsule; The future bugs have even gotten into the time machine, however, and they succeed in opening it and pouring into the present day. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis (1952) 13

    Written by unknown. Art by unknown. Cover by Owen Fitzgerald? Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis star in a 3-part untitled tale! Plus: Teen Teasers activity half-pager by Martin Naydel; Honey in Hollywood untitled 1-pager by Henry Boltinoff; "Block Buster" activity half-pager by Naydel; Twisting the Dial profile on Robert Q. Lewis; and Willy untitled back-up story. 40 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Adventures of Mighty Mouse (1952 St. John) 12

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    Mighty Mouse in "The Freezing Terror," "The Bank Robbers," and "The Planet of Death." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
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  • Vol. 28 #2
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 28 #2

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    May 1954. Science fiction stories by Philip K. Dick (misspelled "Phillip"), Bill Peters, Murray Leinster, Richard Wilson, and Vern Fearing. Cover by Mel Hunter. 5-1/2 in. x 7-1/2 in.; black and white; 128 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 1 #2
    Animal Life Magazine (1953 Animal Life Publications) Vol. 1 #2

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    Volume 1, Issue 2 - May 1954. Men's interest Magazine focusing on Hunting and Animal stories and articles. This issue features "I Captured the First Okapip!". 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 66 pages, Text, with B&W images through out Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #5
    Approved Comics (1954) 5
  • Issue #6
    Approved Comics (1954) 6

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  • Issue #18
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 18
    • INCOMPLETE. Multiple pieces clipped. Interrupts art and story.

    "Coat of Alms," art by George Frese; Betty talks Jughead into going on a quiz show to win her a mink cape. "Sweet Talk"; Veronica suspects that Archie uses the same sweet talk on all the girls. "Date Bait," pencils by George Frese, inks by Terry Szenics; Jughead urges Betty to fight her natural urge to throw herself at Archie and play hard to get in order to lure him away from Veronica. "Polo Phony"; Veronica invites the gang over to play water polo. "Inferior Decorating," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Betty and Veronica team up to keep Veronica's mantrap cousin away from Archie. "Sleigh It Isn't So" text story; Betty takes the punishment for Archie's spilling ink on Miss Grundy's desk. "Fashion Revue for Teen-ettes" with Betty and Veronica. Untitled Katy Keene story, script and art by Bill Woggon; Sis falls while ice skating and skiing. "Economically Speaking"; Fred wants to know why so much money has gone from their savings account. "Lip Service"; While Veronica is ice skating all the boys try to hit on her. "Treat 'Em Roof"; Veronica says that Archie is so infatuated with her that he'd walk off of a roof if she asked him to. "Paint Necessarily So!"; Betty gets confused by the paint instructions that say to put on two coats. "The Early Bird," art by Joe Edwards; Mr. Lodge catches Veronica sneaking in after curfew. "Pie Crust"; Wilbur tries to walk out without paying for a pie. "Catty Corner"; Veronica had a terrible time at the ski lodge but lies to Betty about how great it was. "Nose Knows"; Betty wants to trade her perfume for a cookbook because the smell of food attracts Archie more than the smell of her perfume. Ad for Archie's Joke Book #16. "Juggy's Last Stand," art by George Frese; Jughead's got a girlfriend and the girls are desperate to meet her. "Shop Talk"; Veronica buys clothes to go Christmas shopping in. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 338 #5
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 338 #5

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  • Vol. 53 #3
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 53 #3

    May 1954. Volume 53, Issue 3 - 1st printing. Science fiction stories by James Blish, J.T. M'Intosh, Eric Frank Russell, Chad Oliver, Morton Klass, and Algis Budrys. Illustrations by Freas and van Dongen. Article on orthodoxy in science by L. Sprague de Camp. Cover by van Dongen. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.75-in.; 168 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #33
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 33

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    Matt Baker cover. "Mt. Dew Murder," "Murder, Inc.'s #1 Boy," "Nothing to Lose," "Jim the Penman," and "Shield Against Death," Two page text story, "The Criminal's Worst Enemy." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #45
    Authentic Science Fiction (1951-1957 Hamilton & Co.) 45

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  • Issue #1-1ST
    Babysan's World The Hume'n Slant On Japan GN (1954 Tuttle) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Story and Art by By Bill Hume. Softcover, 5-in. x 7 1/2-in., 130 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #29
    Battle (1951 Atlas) 29
    Published May 1954 by Atlas.

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    "Chosan" (art by John Severin), "Trench Mortar" (art by John Forte), "The Terrible Turk," "The Roof of the World" (art by Chuck Miller), and a two-page text story, "Lost Patrol." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Battle Cry (1952) 12

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    Cover by Bernard Baily. Stories and art by Eugene E. Hughes and others. War comics from publisher Stanley Morse in the tradition of EC's war comics. This issue focuses on life and death in Korean POW camps, even featuring them prominently on the cover. A US pilot shot down over Korea is taken captive and forced to sign a "confession." As the Korean War comes to an end, recurring character Pvt. Ike becomes a bumbling comedic Gomer Pyle-type character, while his former sidekick Magoon becomes his long-suffering sergeant. The Confession!; Brain Wash; Handy Man!; Traitor!; Pvt. Ike: Going Home! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Battlefront (1952 Atlas) 19

    "Ammo" (art by Robert Q. Sale), "Runaway" (art by Bob Powell), "Cortez" (art by Dick Ayers), "Dunkirk" (art by Hy Rosen), and a two-page text story, "Deadly Quiet." Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 13 #2
    Beauty Parade (1941-1956 Harrison Publications) Vol. 13 #2

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  • Issue #9
    Beware (1953 Trojan/Merit) 9

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  • Issue #26
    Beyond (1950 Ace) 26
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    • 5-1/2" cumulative spine split.

    When Icy Fingers Clutch, pencils by Ken Rice; In northern Africa, the beggar Mejm shanghais men to do slave work for the building of a railroad; A mystic glove robbed from a sorcerer helps him to the dirty work. Death Writes the Horoscope, art by Louis Zansky; The gangster Vince Yorga learns to command the "demons of the zodiac" and abuses this ability to amass riches. The Secret Fear of Thurman Renauld, art by Lou Cameron. Me - Beast!, pencils by Jim McLaughlin. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #6
    Beyond Fantasy Fiction (1953-1955 Galaxy Publishing) Vol. 1 #6

    Volume 1, Issue 6 - May 1954. Fantasy anthology magazine featuring "Sine of the Magus" by James E. Gunn, "Bottled in Russia" by A.J. Greenwald. 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 160 pages, Text (with B&W illustrations throughout) Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #2
    Billy Bunny (1954) 2

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    Adventures of funny animals with alliterative names. Bob Catt, the jazz-playing bebop feline, tries to impress Kitty that he's "hep," in a story with wacky art possibly by "Hi-Ho" artist Holly Chambers. Jocko and Junior find themselves in a scary situation. Plus adventures of Pancho Pig, Brewster Bruin and other funny animals. Billy Bunny; Kitty and Bob, the Hep Catts; Duel; Take it Easy. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Billy the Kid Adventure Magazine (1950) 22

    Williamson/Frazetta Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #76
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 76
    • Cover detached at one staple. 1.5" spine split from base of comic.

    Cover by Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera. Stories by Paul Gustavson and unknown. Art by Paul Gustavson, Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera. Featuring Blackhawk in: "Hell's Hero" with art by Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera; "War Incorporated" with art by Dillin and Cuidera; and "The King of Blackhawk Island" with art by Dillin and Cuidera. Plus: Chop Chop in an untitled back-up story by Paul Gustavson, reprinted from issue #43 (with changes). And: 1-page text story "Revenge"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Blazing Western (1954 Timor) 3

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    Cover by Bernard Baily. Stories and art by Eugene Hughes and others. Tales of war and adventure in the Old West. A rancher named Tom Landry tries to get two feuding neighbors to make peace so they can present a united front against an outlaw invasion. The Utah Kid learns the heartbreaking story of how racism turned a man into an outlaw. An outlaw released from prison swears revenge on the sheriff who arrested him. The Feud; The Renegade; Saving the Day; Murder at Buzzard Lake!; Wagons West. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #66
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 66
  • Vol. 99 #1
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp Vol. 99 #1

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  • Vol. 1 #5
    Bold Magazine (1954 Pocket Magazines) Vol. 1 #5

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    Volume 1, Issue 5 -May 1954. Men's interest magazine focusing on sports, celebrities, war, and glamour girls. 4-in. x 6-in., 64 pages, B&W Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #101
    Boy Comics (1942) 101

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by William Overgard, George Tuska, and Charles Biro. An anthology title from publisher Lev Gleason and his primary creator, Charles Biro, featuring teen hero Crimebuster and his nemesis Iron Jaw. Iron Jaw gets a new face through plastic surgery, as the saga of Sniffer and the Deadly Dozen transforms into a more lighthearted strip. A 20-year-old cold case sends Crimebuster to the Arctic wastes in search of a fugitive from justice. In a complete shift from their previous Buck Rogers-like exploits, Rocky and his pals go undercover as military officers in Korea. Crimebuster: The Long Arm of Justice; Sniffer and Iron Jaw: Oily Boid; Dig Those Fleas; Crimebuster: Emergency Chute Failed; Rocky X: Welcome To Spy. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Bride's Secrets (1954) 1

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    Young married couples face romantic and domestic strife, with stories and art by the Iger Shop. A woman gets cold feet on her long-awaited wedding day. Young couple David and Peg are struggling to get by, so when Peg's boss Tom gives her an offer, she's forced to make a choice. My Trembling Heart; Dear Miss Benson; Our Honeymoon Was Over. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    Bugs Bunny (1942 Dell/Gold Key) 36

    April-May. Cover by Ralph Heimdahl. Stories by Don R. Christensen and various. Art by Ken Champin and Tony Strobl. Featuring several untitled tales starring Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig, Petunia Pig and Sylvester Pussycat! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #56
    Buzzy (1944) 56
    Tags: Archie
    Published May 1954 by DC.
  • Issue #48
    Candy (1947 Quality) 48

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    Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Candy stars in: "A Scheme for the Team"; "Half-Shot at Sunrise"; "A New Ar-Rival"; "Birthday Blues"; and "Dad's Little Helper"! Plus: Gabby in reprint story "Twin Trouble" co-starring Mr. Hyatt, Happy, Hubert Hyatt, Mr. Duckworth, Peahead Wilson, Spike McBrawn, Taffy O'Toole and Timothy O'Toole. Also: Candy in 1-page reprint text story "Candy's Good Deed" co-starring Ted Dawson, Tina, Trish Traynor, Polly Westmore, Andy, Roger and Jim Durant. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #76
    Captain America Comics (1941 Golden Age) 76

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  • Issue #20
    Casper the Friendly Ghost (1952 2nd Series Harvey) 20
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #0355486011

    1st appearance of Wendy the Witch. Casper the Friendly Ghost in "The Big Fright", "Who, the Witch" text story (1 pg), Herman and Katnip in "End of Tail" (1 pg), Casper in "The Poor Little Witch Girl", Spooky in "Grin and Bear It", Buzzy in "Seeing Stars" (1 pg), Baby Huey in "Home Maid". 36 pages, FC> Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #2
    Celebrity (1954 Magnum Publications) Vol. 1 #2

    Volume 1, issue 2 - May 1954. Men's interest magazine focusing on celebrities, athletes, and pin-up models. 4-in. x 5 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #23
    Chamber of Chills (1952 Harvey) 23

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    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by Jack Sparling, Howard Nostrand, Bob Powell, John Giunta and Manny Stallman. Harvey Comics joins the parade of pre-Code horror comics pioneered by EC in the 1950s. A surgeon saves a woman's life with a heart transplant, but she becomes obsessed with the donor. An asylum inmate insists that aliens are planning to invade Earth. A reporter spends the night in a wax museum. Extra-creepy cover by Lee Elias. Heartline; The Storm; Invasion; The Museum; Chilly Chamber Music: Songs from the Spook Box; The Meaning of Dreams; Dust Unto Dust. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Classics Illustrated 119 Soldiers of Fortune (1954) 1
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • 4" Spine split from base of comic.

    Soldiers of Fortune, 1st Printing, Painted Cover. (HRN 120, with 5/54 date). Like fearless knights of old, modern soldiers of fortune go forth seeking glory and adventure. No cause is too small, no sacrifice too great for these men who live only to be heroes. This is their story as it unfolds in the center of a blazing South American revolution. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #508
    Classics Illustrated Junior (1953 - 1971 1st Print) 508

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    Painted cover art by Dik Browne (?). "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," script by Robert Southey (adapted from his original story); Goldilocks makes use of the food, chairs, and beds of three bears; When caught, she runs home to her mother and later promises the bears she will never to do it again. "Foreign Lands," script by Robert Louis Stevenson, art by Alex A. Blum; Poem from "A Child's Garden of Verses" that tells of a youngster climbing a tree and gazing upon the countryside. Article about the bison, illustrated by William A. Walsh. Goldilock and the Three Bears pinup on the back cover. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #508
    Classics Illustrated Junior (1953 - 1971 Reprint) 508

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    Goldilocks and the Three Bears. NOTE: We do not currently differentiate between HRN 576 copies and other HRN #'s of Classics Illustrated Junior reprints. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #1
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    Written by John Wheeler - 28 Pages

  • Issue #62
    Comic Cavalcade (1942) 62
    Published May 1954 by DC.

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  • Issue #96
    Comics on Parade (1938) 96