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Comic books May 1954

  • Issue #30
    Mystic (1951 Atlas) 30

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    Cover pencils by Russ Heath. Wilson's Woman, art by Doug Wildey; A scientist moves into a small town that proves his undoing when he builds a robot for a mate and the townspeople suspect that he has hypnotized the beautiful woman into remaining with the homely man; When the town drunk reports that he saw the man take a knife to her (to disassemble her) a mob forms and they lynch him. Evil Beyond Evil text story. Superstition, art by Syd Shores; Three escaped convicts from a penal colony in French Guyana steal a boat from a native tribe and set out in spite of warnings from the natives, which leads to their death. Beyond Death!, art by Chuck Winter; In order to prevent a man from marrying his daughter, the father tries to inject him with a serum that will turn him to stone. Double Feature, art by Al Eadeh; A man gets the idea of establishing an alibi for a murder he's going to commit by attending a movie theater and keeping the ticket stub with the time and date on it. The Monster Men; A time machine inventor's friends attempt to play a gag on him to get him to stop wasting his time trying to invent a time machine. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Mystic (1953-1956 Palmer Publications) Pulp 4

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  • Issue #4
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  • Issue #207
    New Funnies (1942 TV Funnies) 207

    New Funnies (1942 TV Funnies) is a comic book published by Dell Publishing Co. 52 pages, full color, 7.5-in. x 10.25-in., newsprint, with a $0.10 cover price. Blank interior covers.
    NOTE: Dell published several issues dated May 1954 with no content on the inside covers. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #207
    New Funnies (1942) Canadian Edition 207

    Canadian edition with same content as U.S. edition. Inside front cover and back cover is blank. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 34 #1
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  • Issue #21
    New Romances (1951 Standard) 21
    • 5.25" Cumulative spine split.

    Final issue. Photo cover. In order of appearance: "Thrill Hunter!" and "Forced Into Romance" art by Art Saaf; "No Gift"; "Kiss and Forget"; "Smart Talk with Janet Lee"; "Follow Your Heart"; and "Lonely for Love" art by Art Saaf. "Security for Love: Sometimes a Successful Salesman Loses out With His Best Customer..." illustrated text story by Margaret Isbell. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 27 #3
    New Western Magazine (1940-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp 2nd Series Vol. 27 #3

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  • Issue #2
    Nuts! (1954) 2

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  • Issue #91
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  • Vol. 23 #5
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  • Vol. 36 #4
    Open Road (Magazine 1919) Vol. 36 #4

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  • Issue #22
    Our Army at War (1952) 22
    Published May 1954 by DC.
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    • 2.5" cumulative spine split, piece of tape on interior cover.

    "Ranger Raid!" "Killer Clock!" Art by Carmine Infantino. "The Billion Dollar Umbrella!" Art by Grandenetti. "The Door!" Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Out of the Night (1952) 14
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    Cover art by Ken Bald. Destination: The Unknown, art by Ed Good. Out of the Screen, art by Ken Landau. Strange Theory, art by Bob Forgione. The Big Kill, art by Sam Citron. Sahara Madness, art by Sheldon Moldoff. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Out of the Shadows (1952) 13
    • Water damage.
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    The Fearful Night, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Mike Peppe; A man tries to steal a treasure from witches, but inadvertently becomes their pawn. The Recluse, script by Carl Wessler, pencils by Rocco Mastroserio; A woman marries an ugly old recluse who is reputed to have a fortune stashed in his home; He knows that she only wants the money, but he will have to be forced to reveal its location. The Cannibal!, script by Carl Wessler; A policeman worries about the girl he loves, as there is a cannibal on the loose; It turns out that he needn't worry about her, but should fear for his own safety. Flower of Evil text story by John Michel. Don't Look Behind, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Mike Peppe; A man who ordinarily terrorizes others finds himself stalked by a shadowy killer; The perpetrator turns out to be the supernatural embodiment of the victim's own evil nature. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 112 #5
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  • Issue #14
    Outlaws, The (1952 Star) 14

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Mike Esposito and others. A curious combination of pre-Code Western and crime comics from L.B. Cole's Star Publications. A story set in Deadwood's infamous Bella Union saloon. The Tumbleweed Kid takes on a lowdown owlhoot. The true story of the female pickpocket known as the Denver Dip. Western Terror; Trouble Huntin' in Dark Canyon; Road Agents; The Tumbleweed Kid: A Lobo Sees the Light; End of a Bad Man; The Denver Dip. Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Patsy and Hedy (1952) 27

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  • Issue #7
    Patsy and Her Pals (1953) 7

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  • Issue #53
    Patsy Walker (1945) 53

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    Cover art by Al Jaffee. Untitled Patsy stories. A Patsy Walker Extra! Untitled Hedy Wolfe story. Untitled Wendy Parker story. All art by Al Jaffee. Tell-tale Hearts text story. Paper doll. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #113
    Paul Terry's Comics (1954) 113
    • 1" spine split from top. Staple rust. Rust migration. Chipping.
  • Issue #103
    Pep Comics (1940-1987 Archie) 103

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    Katy Keene by Bill Woggon Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Peter Panda (1953) 5
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    • Cover coming loose at staples, oxidation.
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    • Interior complete. Full spine split. Missing back cover.

    Cover art by Rube Grossman. The Land of Vegetables!, art by Rube Grossman; Jimmy and Jane don't like vegetables, so they are arrested by an army of carrots and brought to trial in the Land of Vegetables. Paging Mr. Wolf!, art by Rube Grossman; Stanley is afraid of the wolf but at least it helps scare the crows away. A Lesson for Foxy Dan!, art by Rube Grossman; Foxy Dan tries to distract the others from their picnic so he can steal it. Ad for The Fox and the Crow #16, art by James F. Davis. Three of a Kind!; Three identical frogs have trouble remembering which one is which, but they decide that it doesn't really matter. Animal Kingdom text story. The Runaway Pony!, art by Rube Grossman; Peter meets a wooden horse who ran away from his carousel and now can't find his way back. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Peter Porkchops (1949) 29
    Published May 1954 by DC.

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    Cover art by Otto Feuer. Money Happy Returns!, art by Otto Feuer; Wolfie chases a ten dollar bill he found all around town. Cycle Cyclone!, art by Rube Grossman; Pinky wins a motorcycle in a contest, but he doesn't know how to drive it and ends up in trouble with the police. Ad for Mutt & Jeff #71. Scare Play!, art by Otto Feuer; Wolfie finds his old Halloween costume and tries to scare Peter. Lots of Bull, art by Otto Feuer; Bernard wants to be a bullfighter until he comes face to face with a bull. Pay Day text story. Up an' Atom!, art by Otto Feuer; Wolfie tries to trick Peter into buying his car, claiming that it runs on atomic power. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Peter Rabbit Comics (1947) 22
    • 1 1/2" spine split from top. Pieces missing from back cover. Centerfold detached.

    Art by Frank Carin and others. Cover by Frank Carin. Funny-animal hijinks with a rabbit named Peter and his family and friends. A partial reprint of issue #10, as a sinister stranger buys the old abandoned house on the edge of town; A sprite brings Peter and Dazy into the world of television programs; Retellings of classic Celtic fables running alongside the Peter Rabbit stories. Fish Story; Holding a Job; The Witch's Brew!; The Magic Castle; The Farmer and the Brownie!; Television Land; The Hunchback and the Fairies; The I.Q. Ranch. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Picture Progress Vol. 1 (1954) 9

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

  • Vol. 6 #6
    Planet Stories (1939-1955 Fiction House) Pulp Vol. 6 #6

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    Cover by Kelly Freas. Stories by Erik Fennel and Philip K. Dick, Illustrations by Ed Emshwiller (Emsh), Eberle, and Vestal. 7-in. x 9.75-in.; black and white; 112 pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #46
    Plastic Man (1943 Vital/Quality) 46
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    Plastic Man stars in "Plastic Man Meets the Spider," "Reflecto, the Astounding Mirror Man," and "The Case of the Dwindling Victuals!" Untitled Woozy back-up story. Jack Cole cover and art? Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #6
    Playboy Magazine (1953-Present HMH Publishing) Vol. 1 #6

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  • Issue #3
    Police Action (1954 Atlas) 3
    • 1-1/2" cumulative spine split. Water damage.
  • Vol. 101 #5
    Popular Mechanics Magazine (1902-Present) Vol. 101 #5
    • 3/4" Spine split from bottom.

    May 1954 - Mechanical science and technology magazine. This issue features: "Egg for an Atomic Engine", "Guarding the Graveyard of Ships", "Restoring Antique Cars is My Hobby", "It's Moving Day for Wildlife", "Veritical Takeoff", "Color TV Today", and more. 6.5" x 9.25" 282 pages, PC/B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #14
    PS The Preventive Maintenance Monthly (1951) 14

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  • Vol. 63 #4
    Railroad Man's Magazine (1929 Frank A. Munsey/Popular/Carstens) 2nd Series Vol. 63 #4

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  • Vol. 185 #1
    Ranch Romances (1924-1968 Clayton/Warner/Best Books/Literary Enterprises/Popular) Pulp Vol. 185 #1

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  • Vol. 185 #2
    Ranch Romances (1924-1968 Clayton/Warner/Best Books/Literary Enterprises/Popular) Pulp Vol. 185 #2

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  • Vol. 54 #1
    Rangeland Romances (1935-1955 Popular) Pulp Vol. 54 #1
  • Issue #385
    Readers Digest (1922) 385

    Reader's Digest Vol. 64 Issue # 385 (1954) is published by The Reader's Digest Association. This issue includes an excerpt from Fredric Wertham's famous (or infamous) book "Seduction of the Innocent" (which was a Reader's Digest Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection). The article here, "Comic Books--Blueprints for Delinquency," runs six pages (including a Newsweek sidebar on the growing problem of juvenile delinquency). Also in this issue: "Newest Thunderer of Revival" (about exciting new preacher Billy Graham), "The Real Story of Lucille Ball," and "How to Entertain a Guest," a one-page text ad for Reader's Digest written by Groucho Marx! 182 pages, color cover with text stories and color illustrations, 5.50-in x 7.25.

  • Issue #569
    Readers Digest (1922) 569

    Reader's Digest Vol. 64 Issue # 385 (1954) is published by The Reader's Digest Association. This issue includes an excerpt from Lawrence Elliott's book "The Splendid Americans." Also in this issue: "Me Tarzan--You Jane," and "Are you a 'trapped' housewife?" How to stay married. It's a joyful way of life. What is a father? 182 pages, color cover with text stories and color illustrations, 5.50-in x 7.25. Cover price $0.50.

  • Vol. 4 #2
    Real (1952-1967 Excellent Publications) Vol. 4 #2

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  • Issue #58
    Real Love (1949-56 Ace) 58

    Photo cover. Contains original and reprinted material as noted. In order of appearance: "Half a Wife"; "My Truant Heart"; "Little Miss Nobody" reprinted from All Love (1949) #27; and "Week-End Wife" reprinted from All Romances (1949) #6. "The Charm Corner: Make the Most of Make-Up, At the Perfume Counter..." text article reprinted from "Your Charm Guide..." in Love at First Sight (1949) #10 and reprinted in Real Love (1949-56 Ace) #60. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #74
    Real Screen Comics (1945) 74

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  • Vol. 4 #3
    Real Western Romances (1952-1957 Columbia Publications) Pulp 2nd Series Vol. 4 #3

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  • Issue #15
    Realistic Romances (1951) 15

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    Art by Harold Larsen, Gene Fawcette, Manny Stallman, Myron Fass and Louis Ravielli. Tales of romance with lush, lurid covers reprinted from Avon paperbacks. This issue reprints Romantic Love (1949) #5 in its entirety. Margo falls for a baseball player after shes waylaid by a foul ball; Susan tries to win wealthy Dexter by pushing his girlfriend out a window; A supposed sorority initiation turns out to be a plot to separate Audrey from her boyfriend; Supposedly innocent Andrea is secretly plotting to steal her roommate Ritas boyfriend Al, but hes not having it. Afraid to Love!; With Evil in Your Heart; Love Me Always Darling!; Two-Gun Lady; Innocence Was My Angle! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #130
    Red Ryder Comics (1941) 130
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    • Cover oxidation.

    Red Ryder in "Shots and Shadows." Back-up story, "Little Beaver Learns His Lesson." Blank interior covers. NOTE: Dell published several issues dated May 1954 with no content on the inside covers. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #48
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  • Vol. 1 #3
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  • Issue #12
    Rex Allen (1951) 12
    Published May 1954 by Dell.

    Front and back photo covers. Indian Snowshoes article. Rex Allen and the Fire Bandits starring Koko, Zeb, Mac, Rand Jessup, and Dolan, art by John Ushler. Koko Does it Again starring Ed. Rodeo starring Rex Allen, Koko, Pop Adams, and Whip Gurney, art by Nat Edson. Indian Spur Making article, art by August Lenox. 32 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #45
    Romantic Adventures (1949) 45
    • Centerfold detached. Foxing. Oxidation.

    Honeymoon Hotel!; an old bronze statue casts a love spell. The Romance Waltz text story. Love Is a Lie. Second Choice!, art by Howard Alexander. Cottage in Paradise text story. A Perfect Set-Up for Love! Flight into Romance. 36 pgs. $.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Romantic Marriage (1950) 22

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    "Dangerous Flirtation," "What a Husband Wants," "I Need You, Darling," "Reunion With Love," and "In-Law Interference." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Romantic Story (1949) 23

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    Photo cover. "Girl in Hiding!"; Photographed escaping from a burning building, Jenny asks newspaper reporter Dick to keep her picture out of the newspaper; He agrees, and they soon fall in love; Jenny refuses to discuss her past and suspects Dick is just using her for a big story. "Torment of Love," art by Art Cappello; Victor and Fran are newlyweds. Fran suspects Victors ex-girlfriend May is trying to win him back; At Victors birthday party, she jealously accuses them of having an affair, but Victor says he has been working late to earn enough money to buy Fran a proper wedding ring. "Hearts Ahoy" text story. "It Can't Happen Again"; Rod adores Claire but she only tolerates him; She borrows his car and strikes a pedestrian, then asks Rod to take the rap: he is sent to prison for a year; Claire falls in love with Kent, and hides this from Rod when he is released; Claire tricks Rod in driving without a license and causing an accident, then urges him to flee rather than be sent back to prison for a parole violation. "Turnabout," art by Art Cappello; Rita leaves her small town of Mayville and boyfriend Chet to teach in the mining town of Kadence; Shes courted by Victor but considers him too violent and returns to Mayville; Victor follows her there and explains he was just trying to protect her. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.