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Comic books May 1954

  • Issue #48
    Candy (1947 Quality) 48

    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.

  • Vol. 9 #10
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  • Issue #38
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  • Issue #1
    Classics Illustrated 119 Soldiers of Fortune (1954) 1
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • 1" Cumulative spine split. Staple rust with migration.Cover 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

    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 #18
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  • Issue #62
    Comic Cavalcade (1942) 62
    Published May 1954 by DC.

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  • Issue #96
    Comics on Parade (1938) 96
  • Issue #48
    Cookie (1946) 48

    Antony and Cleopatra; Cookie's plan to get even with Zoot goes awry, but he gets his scene with Angelpuss anyhow. No Wiles for Susie text story. Slang Situation; Jitterbuck doesn't understand when his father gets a little nostalgic. Dog Laundry, art by Owen Fitzgerald; Moronica opens up a dog laundry. Rental Trailer; Cookie and Jitterbuck rent a vacation trailer, and it winds up costing them their car. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Crazy (1953) 6

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    (C) Carl Burgos (A) Joe Maneely, Carl Burgos, Howard Post, Sol Brodsky, Mort Drucker. Parody/satire of The Mummy, Hunchback of Notre Dame, and others. FC, 32 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #67
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 67

    Cover by Frank Bolle. Stories and art by Ben Brown and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. All the stories in this issue attempt to simulate a 3-D effect (without glasses) through the use of page-wide panels with curved borders, a process called "Deep Dimension" in the promotional copy. A drug-addicted youth steals to support his habit, in a story somewhat ahead of its time in its approach to addiction. When sideshow trick shooter Rube Ventris turns to crime, everyone within his range is in danger. Holdup men use a plane to force down and rob other planes, effectively becoming air pirates. Monkey On His Back; The Beast From the Backwoods; Never Buy Something For Nothing; The Home of Leonard Devanson; Last Flight. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #3
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  • Issue #3
    Crime Detector (1954) 3
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    • Cover and centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover by Vince Fodera. Stories and art by Mickey Spillane, Sam Burlockoff and Les Zakarin. Pre-Code crime comics from Timor, an imprint of Stanley Morse Publications. The debut of private eye Mike Danger is scripted by future hardboiled detective author Mickey Spillane, who used him as a prototype for his later bestselling creation Mike Hammer. Red Kelly, Chief Investigator of the Missing Persons Bureau, takes his first case. Meet Mike Danger, Private Detective!; The Case of the Man Who Wasn't!; The Revolver's Revenge; The Bad Penny!; The Flash Bandit! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #38
    Crime Must Pay The Penalty (1948) 38

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    Reprints. "Thomas Dun..." and "William Garner..." feature criminals who disguise themselves by cross-dressing. In order of appearance: "The Scourge of the South" reprinted from Crime Must Pay The Penalty (1948) #3; "Thomas Dun...Fiend of a Thousand Forms!" reprinted from Crime Must Pay The Penalty (1948) #4; "...Get August Doaks!" reprinted from Crime Must Pay The Penalty (1948) #3; and "William Garner, 'The Florida Fox!' reprinted from Crime Must Pay The Penalty (1948) #4. "Heist by Air Express" text story. "Murder for Profit: A True Crime Story" text story reprinted from Crime Must Pay The Penalty (1948) #3. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Crime Mysteries (1952-1954 Trojan Magazines) 13

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  • Issue #42
    Dagwood Comics (1950) 42
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • File Copy.
    • Label #1035129008
  • Issue #18
    Daisy and Her Pups (1952) 18

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  • Issue #9
    Danger (1952 Comic Media) 9

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    Cover by Don Heck. Stories and art by Don Heck and others. Tales of men's adventure, similar to the magazines that were then becoming a burgeoning market unto themselves. US spy Duke Douglas travels to the Middle East for secret dealings over an oil contract. A beautiful plane crash survivor inspires unrest among the sparse winter staff at a remote Arctic drilling station. In London, Duke poses as a Russian secret agent to ferret out Soviet spies. Featuring art and a cover by future Marvel legend Don Heck. Ransom in Oil; Racket Man; Intrigue; Cold Hate; Dedication; Escape. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #13
    Dare (1953 Fiction Publications) Vol. 1 #13

    Volume 1, Issue 13 - May 1954. Men's interest magazine focusing on Military, Politics, celebrities and showgirls. 4-in. x 6-in., 68 pages, B&W Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #110
    Daredevil Comics (1941 Lev Gleason) 110
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Charles Biro, Ben Brown, and Tony DiPreta. This boys' adventure title was one of the comics that made publisher Lev Gleason a major player during the Golden Age. The Little Wise Guys find trouble after Scarecrow gets a job at a carnival. Dilly Duncan helps Carol's chances of winning a beauty contest. A solve-it-yourself murder mystery. The backup historical strip features true tales about falling. Little Wise Guys: Pigheaded Cecil; Tickle Twins; Dilly Duncan of Dorset High: Dilly Picks a Winner; Junior Who Dunnit?; Little Wise Guys: Impatient Patient; Count Your Grey Hairs; Little Wise Guys: Hey, Rube! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #40
    Date with Judy (1947) 40
    Published May 1954 by DC.

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    Cover art by Graham Place. Untitled story, art by Graham Place; After they see a romantic movie, Judy tries to make Oogie jealous. Untitled story, art by Graham Place; Judy decides that Oogie should show his appreciation for her more often. Leave It to Binky house ad. "Buzzy's Special Brotherhood Week Quiz," script by Jack Schiff, art by Ruben Moreira; Judy thinks that Oogie should spend more time choosing his future career, even if it means they will spend less time together. One-page Peg story by Henry Boltinoff. "Host Hints" Tips for Teens, art by Graham Place. Untitled story, art by Graham Place; Tootsie and Oogie have to go shopping for decorations for the school dance, but she doesn't want Oogie to tell Judy why they are spending time together so Judy will be jealous. "Operation: Teamwork" text story. Untitled story, art by Graham Place; Judy makes a bet with Randolph that Oogie will not remember that today is the sixth anniversary of his first date with her. 44 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Dennis the Menace (1953 Standard/Pines/Haliden/Fawcett) 4

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  • Issue #207
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 207

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Welcome, Amigo public service announcement starring Binky, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bob Oksner. Batman the Magician starring Batman and Robin, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris. Casey the Cop humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Secret of the Flying Saucers! starring Roy Raymond TV Detective, art by Ruben Moreira. Beware the Sea Serpent! starring Captain Compass, script by Otto Binder, art by Joe Certa. Meet a Killer text article by Jack Miller (as Joseph Macready). Conquerors of Crime starring Mysto Magician Detective, art by Leonard Starr. 40 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #75
    Dick Tracy Monthly (1948-1961) 75

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    Cover art by Joe Simon. "Dick Tracy and the Case of the Fiendish Photographers," script and art by Chester Gould; Tracy becomes suspicious of the photographers who want to take pictures of his daughter. Casper the Friendly Ghost house ad. "Part 2," script and art by Chester Gould; Dick and Sam chase Crewy Lou through a hospital. "Death Casts a Vote" text story. Untitled one-page Girl Friday story; Myra helps investigate a fire. "A Matter of Time" text story. Dick Tracy house ad. Minit Mystery starring The Count; The Count investigates a murder in a men's dormitory. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 65 #1
    Dime Western Magazine (1932-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 65 #1

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  • Issue #4
    Doctor Anthony King Hollywood Love Doctor (1952) 4

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    Marriage counselor and love doctor King helps Hollywood housewife Carla deal with her surreal nightmares of a mysterious lover who has no face. Stories and art by Myron Fass and Ed Moore. Included in Paul Gravetts 2008 book The Worlds Weirdest Comic Books. Cover by Fass. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 21 #5
    Double Action Western Magazine (1934-1960 Columbia) Pulp Vol. 21 #5

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  • Issue #7
    Dynamite (1953 Comic Media) 7

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    Cover by Pete Morisi. Stories and art by Pete Morisi and others. Men's adventure comics that served as a platform to launch one-eyed private eye Johnny Dynamite. Johnny Dynamite will get to the bottom of the case, even if there are four more dead people as a result. In the 1920s, detective Mike Flanders tries to get the goods on nattily dressed killer Keno the Rat. Steve joins his future father-in-law in the dangerous job of driving truckloads of nitroglycerine across the country. Vendetta; Liquid Dynamite; The Rat Trap; Trail & Error; Nitro-Glycerine. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 5 #19
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  • Vol. 5 #20
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  • Vol. 5 #21
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  • Vol. 5 #22
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  • Vol. 23 #5
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (1941-Present Davis-Dell) Vol. 23 #5

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  • Issue #16
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (1953-1964 Atlas Publishing) UK Edition 16

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  • Vol. 41 #5
    Esquire (1933 Esquire, Inc.) Magazine Vol. 41 #5

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  • Vol. 4 #5
    Eye (1949-1956 Mutual Magazine) 1st Series Vol. 4 #5

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  • Issue #211
    Famous Funnies (1934) 211

    Cover by Frank Frazetta. Stories and art by Rick Yager, Coulton Waugh, Fran Matera, Robert Peterson and John Belfi. The long-running series that introduced "comic books" to the world, featuring reprints of comic strips. Dickie Dare and Dan outwit the pirates and dock their ship at Bangkok. An action-packed Frank Frazetta Buck Rogers cover (and an offer to join "Buck Rogers Rocket Rangers"). A series of short "True Heroic Stories," featuring real-life tales of heroism, puts less emphasis on the battlefield in the post-Korean War period. Buck Rogers; Dickie Dare; You Live and Learn; Hill #355; Many Brave Hearts Crash; Baby in the Well. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Fantastic Fears (1953) 7
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    • 6 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached. Water damage.

    Stories and art by Robert Webb and others. Pre-Code tales of horror and the supernatural from Ajax-Farrell. A prehistoric egg is accidentally incubated by a museum, hatching an ancient monstrosity. In an unusual tale, a coffin narrates its own life story. A demonic fiddler creates chaos and conflict with his music. Dragon Egg!; Inhuman Killer; I, the Coffin; Deadly Shadows; Demon Fiddler. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #6
    Fantastic Universe (1953-1960 King Size/Great American) Vol. 1 #6

    May 1954. Science fiction stories by Philip K. Dick, Philip Jose Farmer, Jack Williamson, Frank Belknap Long, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Richard Matheson, Sam Merwin Jr., Frederic Max, Carl Jacobi, Robert Bloch, Evan Hunter, Jacques Jean Ferrat, and C.H. Liddell. No interior illustrations. Cover by Clarence Doore. 5.25-in. x 7.5-in.; black and white; 160 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #2
    Farmer's Daughter (1954) 2

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  • Vol. 7 #5
    Fate Magazine (1948-Present Clark Publishing) Digest/Magazine Vol. 7 #5

    Volume 7 - Issue 5, May 1954. Pulp magazine devoted to exploring the paranormal. This issue features The Hunt for Saucers, a Doctor Heals by Faith, and one man's harrowing tale in I Knew a Witch! Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 130 page, Text (with B&W Illustrations and Photos). Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 8 #4
    Fifteen Love Stories (1949-1955 Fictioneers) Pulp Vol. 8 #4

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  • Issue #19
    Fight Against Crime (1951) 19

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  • Issue #1
    Fighting American (1954 Headline/Prize) 1

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    Cover by Jack Kirby. Stories and art by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon. After Marvel's first revival of Captain America, Cap creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby responded with another star-spangled patriot, originally a serious hero battling anti-American menaces. After his brother Nelson is killed by enemies of America, Johnny Flagg has his brain put in Nelson's body, and the result is the superhero Fighting American. New sidekick Speedboy helps Fighting American stop enemy attacks with tiny remote-controlled buzz-bombs. Fighting American takes the place of a driver killed by spies to win an auto race for America. Break the Spy Ring; Reuel Gridley; Track Down the Baby Buzz Bombs; Abracadabra!; Eagle Trap; Homer; Duel to the Finish Line! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.