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Comic books May 1954

  • Issue #195405
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    May 1954 - "Kill Crazy for Girls-Girls-Girls." Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 5 #1
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  • Vol. 8 #2
    Galaxy Science Fiction (1950-1980 World/Galaxy/Universal) Vol. 8 #2

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    Volume 8, Issue 2 - May 1954. Cover by Emsh. Science Fiction and Adventure Pulp magazine. Stories include "Granny Won't Knit" by Theodore Sturgeon, "Mate in Two Moves" by Winston Marks, "Open Warfare" by James E. Gunn, "Bedside Manner" by William Morrison, and "Back to Julie" by Richard Wilson. 5.25-in. x 7.5-in.; 160 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #14
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  • Issue #39
    Gang Busters (1948) 39
    Published May 1954 by DC.
    • 6" Cumulative spine split.Staple rust. Cover detached. Water damage. Writing on back. Mold.

    Cover art by Leonard Starr. The Great Ocean Liner Robbery, pencils by Curt Swan. They Trace the Poison-Pen Men, art by Ray Bailey. The Counterfeit Co-Pilot, art by Bill Ely. The 12 Faces of Crime, art by Leonard Starr. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 12 #6
    Gay Love Stories (1942-1960 Columbia Publications) Pulp Vol. 12 #6

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  • Issue #87
    Gene Autry Comics (1946-1959 Dell) 87

    Photo Cover. Stories by unknown. Art by Nicholas Firfires and unknown. Gene Autry in "Bandit Bait" and "Gene Autry and the Haunted Spiderweb"! Plus: 6-page story "An Almost Fatal Nap" drawn by Tony Sgroi, and the 2-page text story "The Stranger"! 52 pages, full color. Blank interior covers. NOTE: Dell published several issues dated May 1954 with no content on the inside covers. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Get Lost (1954) 2
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    April-May issue. This issue was reprinted in 1987 by New Comics. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    GI Jane (1953) 7
    Published May 1954 by Stanhall.

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  • Issue #31
    GI Joe (1951 Ziff Davis) 31

    Painted cover art by Clarence Doore. G.I. Gags humor story by Vic Martin. The Weight of the Bar starring G.I. Joe, pencils by Irv Novick; Sgt. Mulvaney is promoted to Lieutenant, but is reluctant to accept the new bars. The Oof Girl starring The Yardbirds, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; The Colonel's wife wants to make it as a movie star. The Ugly Gigolo starring G.I. Joe, pencils by Irv Novick; Ugly Otis buys a ring for Miss Eileen. Reserved- G.I.'s Only humor page by B. Schneider. Look At His Teeth! starring G.I. Joe, pencils by Irv Novick. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #95
    Giggle Comics (1943) 95

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  • Issue #3
    Girls' Life (1954) 3
    Published May 1954 by Atlas.

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  • Issue #26
    Girls' Romances (1950) 26
    Published May 1954 by DC.

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    Featuring: 8 page story "One Chance to Choose"; 6 page story "Runaway Love"; 2 page Julia Roberts' Romance Report letters page; 1 page Oddities in Romance filler; 7 page story "My Angry Heart" pencilled by John Forte; 8 page story "Beware of Love." Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #4
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  • Issue #95
    Ha Ha Comics (1943) 95
    Published May 1954 by ACG.

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  • Vol. 1 #10
    He (1953-1959) Vol. 1 #10
    He (1953-1959) Vol. 1 #10
    Published May 1954 by UNKNOWN.

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  • Vol. 1 #10
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    Volume 1, Issue 10 - May 1954. Vintage Men's interest magazine focusing on sports, music, hunting, celebrities, models, and showgirls. 4-in. x 6-in., 68 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    He-Man (1954 Toby) 1

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    Painted cover by B. Safran Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Heart and Soul (1954) 1

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  • Issue #28
    Heart Throbs (1949 Quality/DC) 28
    • Staple rust.

    Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Barry was tired of sneaking around corners to meet with Donna! He wanted to tell their families the truth! But Donna was worried about what her mother would do if she found out! Read..."We Dared to Kiss" starring Donna Goodwin, Barry Simms, Mrs. Goodwin, Mr. Goodwin and Clara Simms. Also featuring: "My Past Came Between Us" starring Betty Edmond, Roger Fleming, Dr. Brent and Tom Yates; "Don't Give Me Sympathy" starring Jean, Rick Davies, Al Stewart, Louise, Mr. Simms and Mrs. Stewart; and "I Should Marry Another" starring Wendy Glenn, George Falter, Howard Kingsley, Teddie and Mr. Bentley. Plus: Advice on Love Problems letters page by Marilyn Minton. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Heckle and Jeckle (1952 St. John/Pines) 17

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  • Issue #20
    Henry Aldrich (1950 Dell) 20
  • Issue #89
    Hopalong Cassidy (1943 Fawcett/DC) 89

    "One-Day Boom Town," "The Jail-Crazy Outlaw," and "The Talking Cave!" Gene Colan art. Photo cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Horrific (1952) 11

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    Cover art by Don Heck. "Horn of Horror," art by Marty Elkin; Rudy Gletz comes into possession of a magic trumpet and becomes the world's most famed musician; There's a price to pay, though; He has to kill to keep the magic going, driven by the ghostly apparition of the trumpet's former owner. "The Green Ones" starring Walter Werewolf, art by Marty Elkin; The "green ones," lizard-like beings, haunt the southern swamp country; Two sisters and a man they both love get drawn into a deadly triangle of intrigue and two of them will be claimed to join the ranks of the "green ones." "The Deadly Doll," art by Steve Kirkel (as "Kirk"); Helen is presented a devilish gift—a life-sized doll of herself commanding her to kill her husband; When she complies a strange transformation comes over her. "The King's Warning!" text story. "The Tree of Life and Death," art by Rudy Palais; A scientist wants to inspire sentient life in a tree growing in front of his house; His rival poisons the formula, though, and the maddened tree runs amuck tearing down the house. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 26

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    Cover art by Ruben Moreira. "The Man With The Magic Ears," pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Ray Burnley; Pioneering engineer Alfred Jarvis builds a machine with which he can hear the sounds plants make; Their cries, their sobs, their dying sighs; He goes on a rampage to stop people from cutting flowers, but is suspected to be a madman. "Written in the Sands," art by George Papp. "The Ship From The Past," pencils by Howard Purcell, inks by Ray Burnley; A "spectral ship" pursues a modern freighter; Its all a ruse, though, for a wanted criminal uses this set-up to flee the country. Untitled Can You Explain It? story, art by Bill Ely. "The Dress of Doom," art by George Papp; The bride is wearing a supposedly cursed wedding dress. "The Human Target," art by Ruben Moreira; A knife-throwers unrequited love for his assistent ends in jealousy and death. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    Howdy Doody (1950) 28
    Published May 1954 by Dell.

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  • Vol. 15 #1
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  • Vol. 3 #3
    If Worlds of Science Fiction (1952 Pulp Digest) Vol. 3 #3

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    May 1954. Science fiction stories by Philip K. Dick, Winston Marks, Walter Miller Jr., Con Pederson, Richard Stockham, Charles E. Fritch, Arthur Dekker Savage, and Richard Matheson. Four Kelly Freas illustrations. Wrap-around cover by Ed Valigursky. 5.25-in. x 7.5-in.; black and white; 120 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 5 #5
    Imagination (1950 Digest) Vol. 5 #5

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    May, 1954 Volume 5, Issue 5. Cover by H. W. McCauley. "The Giants from Outer Space" by Geoff St. Reynard, "Off-Limites Planet" by Robert Sheckley, "Cosmic Santa Claus" by Daniel F. Galouye, "Prelude to Space" by Robert W. Haseltine, "Cancer World" by Harry Warner Jr, and "Spies Die Hard!" by Arnold Mormor. 5-3/8 in. x 7-5/8 in; black and white; 162 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 5 #5
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  • Vol. 8 #52A
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    May 1954 - "Murdered Poet of Greenwich Village!" Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #54
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  • Issue #17
    Jesse James (1950 Avon) 17

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    Art by Mo Marcus, Rocke Mastroserio, Frank R. Sieminsky, Manny Stallman, Mike Becker, and Howard Larsen. Cover by Everett Raymond Kinstler. True tales (some slightly embellished) of Old West outlaws, focusing on the James brothers and other real-life figures from history. Rival outlaws set a trap for Frank and Jesse in Carson City, Nevada; Curly Bill the murdering cattle rustler gets whats coming to him; A guitar-playing greenhorn tries to prove his worth on the frontier, but hes better with a six-string than a six-gun. Includes reprints from Badmen of Tombstone (1950) #0. The Trap of Terror!; Hot Lead for a Cold Killer!; 20 Seconds - 30 Deadly Shots!; The Song That Saved Their Scalps; Smoking Fists! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #83
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 83

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    Cover by Ham Fisher. Stories and art by Ham Fisher. The amiable boxer strip resumes its focus on boxing as the Korean conflict winds down. During his fight with Phantom Dill, Joe is targeted by a sniper somewhere in the stands. But Dill is hit instead, sending Joe on the track of the man with the beard. Top Secret; Athlete's Feat; In This Corner. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    John Wayne Adventure Comics (1949-1955 Toby Press) 26

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    John Wayne photo cover. Hounds and Hares, art by Jack Sparling; John Wayne in Africa, facing a bull elephant. Not So Jolly, Roger, art by Jack Sparling; John Wayne in the South Seas. Tall Man in Hong Kong starring John Wayne, art by Jack Sparling; John Wayne adventuring in Hong Kong. Devil's Canyon text story by Benton Rice. About Horses fact page, art by Fran Matera. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Journey into Fear (1951) 19

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    Doorway to Death; Art collector Guy Stevens buys a large painting of a castle and discovers that he can open the door in the painting; He begins murdering people and hiding their bodies in the painting. Assignment Horror; Harold goes to an ad agency to promote a movie about giant frogs that conquer the world. Sacrifice to Kaste text story. This Body is Mine! The Flat Man; A man becomes the Flat Man by being run over by a bulldozer. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Journey into Unknown Worlds (1951 2nd Series) 27

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    Cover art by Harry Anderson. Somewhere Waits the Vampire!, art by Paul Reinman; A man's heart gives out when he finds he has unintentionally killed his daughter because he used silver in traps set for her vampire lover and the vampire had already infused vampire blood into her veins. Another Lifetime text story. Man Alone, art by Edmond Good; In the year 2534 a human expedition to Uranus rescues the sole survivor of an attack that destroyed his civilization. Man in the Wall!, art by Ed Winiarski; A future murderer escapes his sealed execution chamber into the past where a contemporary murderer takes his place. House ad for Human Torch #36, Captain America #76, and Sub-mariner #36. So Long, Sam!, art by John Rosenberger; A postal worker steals people's packages until he intercepts a bomb meant for a local ganglord. Who Am I?, art by Sid Check. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #62
    Justice Traps the Guilty (1947) 62

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    Cover by Marvin Stein. Art by Marvin Stein and Mort Meskin. Pioneering crime comic Justice Traps the Guilty was produced by the studio of comics legends Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, creators of Captain America. A fugitive joins a hobo camp and turns them into an army of crime. A safecracker with a photographic memory forgets one important detail. A former circus acrobat uses his skills to elude the cops after his crimes. King of the Beggars!; Ricochet!; The Last Leap!; Closeups; Case of the Double Identity!; The Fall Guy! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Katy Keene (1949-61) 16

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    Cover pencils by Bill Woggon, inks by Hazel Marten. "Katy's Hearts," script by Bill Woggon, pencils by Bill Woggon and Cassie Bill, inks by Cassie Bill and Floyd Norman (backgrounds); At an ice skating party, all of the males try to impress Katy including twelve-year-old Chubby. Katy models gown designs sent in by readers, art by Cassie Bill. "Sis Wants a Wedding," script by Bill Woggon, pencils by Bill Woggon and Cassie Bill, inks by Cassie Bill and Floyd Norman (backgrounds); When Sis overhears Randy proposing marriage to Katy, she can only imagine how she'll profit from the marriage. Page of various reader-designed fashions and a Katy Keene paper doll to display them on, art by Cassie Bill. "Dancing on the Clouds," script by Bill Woggon, pencils by Bill Woggon and Cassie Bill, inks by Cassie Bill and Floyd Norman (backgrounds); On a ski trip with Randy, Katy falls asleep and dreams that the couple is honeymooning on the Moon. "Whatsamatter, Chub?", script by Bill Woggon, pencils by Bill Woggon and Cassie Bill, inks by Cassie Bill and Floyd Norman (backgrounds); K.O. gives Chub pointers on how to get a date, but it backfires on him. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    Kid Colt Outlaw (1948) 37

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    Cover art by Sol Brodsky. Untitled story, art by Jack Keller; Kid Colt is riding along the range when suddenly someone takes a shot at him, but misses; The shooter comes out of hiding accusing the Kid of being one of Jim Beardon's hired guns. Untitled story, art by Jack Keller; Running Bear, a warrior of a Comanche tribe has his fellow braves in an uproar over the instillation of a new Colonel at the army base, who does not like Native Americans; Running Bear begins calling his people to take up arms and drive the white men out of their territory when Kid Colt happens by and asks to speak to their leader White Cloud. "Killer's Showdown" text story. Untitled story, art by Dan Loprino; During a stormy night, Dr. Matthew Masters is spending a quiet night studying medical books when suddenly young Ted Kirk bursts into his home asking for help and protection; Ted explains how he was sent by his father to pay back a loan to banker Lloyd Green when suddenly an unseen robber shot Green dead and knocked Ted out. Untitled story, art by Jack Keller; The printing press of the Clarion newspaper is being smashed by a group of outlaws in masks and its publisher being roughed up when suddenly Kid Colt arrives and sends the masked outlaws packing with guns blazing. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #38
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  • Issue #47
    Kilroys (1947) 47

    Art by Dan Gordon and others. The Kilroys (Americas Funniest Family!) combined the family humor of the then-new sitcom format with Archie-style teen hijinks featuring Katie, Natch, and pal Solid Jackson. The gangs skiing trip for winter break gets sidetracked, literally, when the train car is diverted to Florida; Jacksons attempt to look stronger than he is with fake barbells fools Pops into believing hes a he-man; Jackson attempts to out-poetry the popular new kid, but his verse isnt up to it. The Midterm Break!; Knothead Nancy; The Right Kind of Girl; The Big Buildup!; Jitterbuck; Romantic Yarn; Solid Jackson, Poet! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    King of the Royal Mounted (1952 Dell) 15

    Stories by Gaylord Du Bois. Art by Stan Campbell. Painted cover by Bill Burnett. The adventures of Canadian Mountie Dave King, a character created by Western novelist Zane Grey. This series featured gorgeous cover paintings of derring-do in the best Men's Adventure tradition. After his plane is shot down over the Valley of Fear, King suspects that an abandoned mine hides a missile base. Also, the R.C.M.P. Constable's Manual. Classic painted cover by Bill Burnett. The Constable's Manual; Valley of Fear. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #48
    Lash Larue Western (1949 Fawcett/Charlton) 48

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    "The Fatal Witness" and "The Stolen Map." Dee Dickens back-up story, "A Dog's Life." Dick Giordano cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Lassie (1950) 16

    Painted cover art by Morris Gollub. Facts about the Gauchos of Argentina, the Pearl Divers of Venezuela, the Hat Weavers of Ecuador, and the Llanero of Colombia. Adrift on the Amazon, pencils by John Lehti; Rocky, Gerry, Lassie, and Timbu set out on a mission to take photographs of the Amazon during the rainy season; Losing their canoe, they pitch camp on a small island, which later sets adrift down the river. The Legend of the Golden Mountain, pencils: John Lehti; While Gerry and Rocky go to Goias for supplies, Timbu sets out on a search for a lost gold mine. The Wilderness Road, pencils by John Lehti; Rocky is appointed supervisor of the road-building engineers. Sayao and his men try to sabotage construction of the road. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #39
    Leave It to Binky (1948) 39

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    Cover pencils by Bob Oksner. Welcome Amigo public service announcement with Binky, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. Untitled story, art by Bob Oksner; Peggy writes a whole week in her diary that hasn't happened yet and then asks Binky to make it come true. A Club for Sherwood, art by Bob Oksner; Allergy suggests Binky form a fan club for Sherwood to make him so busy he won't have time for Peggy. Untitled Coby story, art by Mort Drucker. Money Go Round text story, art by Raymond Perry. Untitled Leave It to Binky story, art by Bob Oksner. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #93
    Lil Abner (1947) 93
    Published May 1954 by Harvey.
    • 1/2" Spine split from top. Cover loose at one staple.

    Stories and art by Al Capp, Don George, Vic Herman and Mell Lazarus. Cover by Al Capp. Reprints of Al Capp's famed comic-strip masterpiece, featuring hillbilly hero Li'l Abner, his love Daisy Mae, and the citizens of Dogpatch, USA. Press agent T. T. Wolfnagel promotes a phony romance between Li'l Abner and aging Hollywood star Lorna Goon. He convinces Lil Abner to fake his own suicide to publicize the romance, but plots to substitute real bullets in the fake gun. Plus early comics by future "Mama" and "Mrs. Peach" cartoonist Mell Lazarus. Lil Abner meets Lorna Goon; The Animal Act; Memphis Smith: The Man From Texas; All In Fun; Kid Science; The Party. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Linda (1954) 1
    Published May 1954 by Ajax.

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  • Issue #5
    Little Dot (1953 1st Series) 5

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  • Issue #16
    Little Eva (1952 St. John) 16