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Comic books May 1954

  • 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
    Reader's Digest (1922 Reader's Digest) 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
    Reader's Digest (1922 Reader's Digest) 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
    • Includes a certificate from the William Anselmo Pera Collection.

    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 (1940-1955 Hawley/Dell) 130

    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. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #48
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  • Vol. 1 #3
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  • Issue #12
    Rex Allen (1951-1959 Dell) 12

    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. 36 pages, full color. 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.

  • Issue #77
    Roy Rogers Comics (1948-1961 Dell (And Trigger, # 92 on) 77

    Photo cover of the famous singing cowboy. Roy Rogers King of the Cowboys in Double Trouble starring Roy Rogers, Slim Walker, and Bullet, script by Gaylord DuBois, pencils by John Buscema and Hiram Mankin, inks by Mario Aquaviva. Roy Rogers King of the Cowboys and the Claim Jumpers starring Roy Rogers, Trigger, and Bullet, script by Gaylord DuBois, pencils by John Buscema, and Hiram Mankin, inks by Mario Aquaviva. Roy Rogers King of the Cowboys and the Silent Guardians, script by Gaylord DuBois, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Mario Aquaviva. The White Buck text story, script by Gaylord DuBois. Chuckwagon Charlie's Tales story, script by Gaylord DuBois, art by Ray Thayer. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #34
    Sad Sack (1949) 34
    Published May 1954 by Harvey.

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    Sad Sack in "The Sarge's Helper," "Good Idea," and "Unlucky Day." Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 8 #2
    Saga Magazine (1950 2nd Series) Vol. 8 #2

    Volume 8, issue 2 - May 1954. Men's interest magazine focusing on Western adventure stories. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in. 96 pages B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 2 #1
    Saint Detective Magazine (1953-1967 King-Size) Pulp Vol. 2 #1

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  • Issue #8
    Science Fantasy (1950-1966 Nova Publications) Digest 8

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    Science Fantasy, which later became Impulse and then SF Impulse, was a UK published science-fiction and fantasy digest that began production in the Summer of 1950 and was distributed by Nova Publications as a companion to Nova's New Worlds. When Nova went out of business in early 1964, The title was changed to Impulse in early 1966, to little avail, and then changed once more to SF Impulse for the last few issues. Science Fantasy ceased publication the following year, after the printer went bankrupt.

  • Vol. 2 #3
    Science Fiction Adventures (1952-1954 Future Publications) Pulp Vol. 2 #3

    December 1953. Cover by Alex Schomburg. Science Fiction stories by Philip K. Dick ("The Hanging Stranger"), C. M. Kornbluth ("The Synic" part 1/2), Mike Lewis, Allan E. Nourse, Stephen Arr, Ken Winney, and Hal Clement. Illustrations by Dreany, Mendenhal, Smith, and Sussman. Approx. 5.5" x 7.75; black and white; 160 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 3 #1
    Science Fiction Quarterly (1951-1958 Columbia Publications) Pulp 2nd Series Vol. 3 #1

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    May 1954. Volume 3, Issue 1. Cover by Alex Schomburg. "The Guthrie Method" by Raymond Z. Gallun, "The Adaptable Ones" by Morton Klass, "Small War" by Jerome Bixby, "Mass for Mixed Voices" by Charles Beaumont, & "The Day that Doom Came" by Frederick J. Gosche. Interior illustrations by Frank Kelly Freas, Milton Luros, & Ed Emshwiller. Softcover pulp magazine; 6.5-in. x 9.5-in.; 98 pages; B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #6
    Science Fiction Quarterly (1952) Pulp UK 6

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  • Vol. 35 #6
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    Women's magazine with articles and fiction. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 82 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 13 #3
    See for Men (1942-1964 Excellent Publications) Vol. 13 #3

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  • Vol. 24 #7
    Silver Screen ( 1930 J. Fred Henry Publications) Magazine Vol. 24 #7

    Vintage monthly published magazine with a focus on the film industry as a whole. First published in November of 1930, publication continued through the late 1970s. Priding itself as a source for exclusive behind the scenes stories about filmmaking, Silver Screen also contained a fair amount of articles about celebrities, their relationships, the latest in fashion, and film reviews. Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 11 #8
    Sir! Magazine (1942) Vol. 11 #8

    Volume 11, Issue 8 - May 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 #26
    Six-Gun Heroes (1950 Fawcett/Charlton) 26
    • Staple rust with migration.
  • Issue #195405
    Skating News 195405
    Skating News #195405
    Published May 1954 by RSROA.

    Official Magazine of the RSROA of America (Roller Skating Rink Operators Association of America). News, articles, competition results, and more. 8-5/8 in. x 11-3/4 in.; black and white; 24 pages on slick paper. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #3
    Space Fact and Fiction (1954) UK Pulp 3

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  • Issue #5
    Space Mouse (1953 Avon) 5
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  • Issue #5
    Spaceman, Speed Carter (1953 Atlas) 5
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    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
  • Issue #117
    Sparkler Comics (1941 2nd Series) 117

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

  • Issue #22
    Spellbound (1952 Atlas) 22

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    The Thing in the Mud!; A woman falls in love with a mud-thing. A Frozen Memorial text story. The Mark of the Vampire, art by Mac Pakula. 13 Years!, art by Bill Savage. Worse Than Death!, inks by Jack Abel. The Wedding Present, pencils by Paul Reinman. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 2 #2
    Sportsman (1953-1968 Male Publishing) Vol. 2 #2

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

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  • Issue #21
    Star Spangled War Stories (1952 DC #3-204) 21
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Jerry Grandenetti. Dead Man's Bridge, script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Bernard Sachs. The 60-Minute General, script by William Woolfolk, pencils by Sam Burlockoff, inks by Frank Giacoia. Texans are Terrific, script by William Woolfolk, art by Jim McArdle. Tank Trap, script by France Herron, art by Carmine Infantino. One-page humor story starring General Little by Irwin Hansen. One-page humor story starring Khaki-Yaks by Irwin Hansen. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #263
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  • Issue #18
    Startling Stories (1949-1954 Pembertons) UK Edition 18

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  • Issue #44
    Strange Adventures (1950 1st Series) 44

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    Captain Comet in "The Plant That Plotted Murder," "A Switch in Time" (pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Bernard Sachs), "The City That Went Mad," and "The Man Who Couldn't Die." 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Strange Mysteries (1951 Superior) 17
    • INCOMPLETE. Multiple pages missing, interrupts art and story. 6 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached.
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    Jack Kamen-ish art and stories. "The Black Flame"; Zombies are found in the U.S. so a detective goes to Haiti; His girlfriend tells this to the commissioner, who is secretly behind the zombie conspiracy. "Skull House"; Two men are eager to get their old aunt's inheritance; One of the men poisons the aunt and frames the other man, who is killed by police. "Highroad to Doom" text story by John Martin. "Devil Mask"; A man has loved scaring people with masks since he was a boy; He scares his girlfriend to death; He steals a rare witchdoctor's mask. "Red Lightning"; A honeymooning couple stops in a town in which a vampire is said to live; While the man is out walking, he meets the vampire who turns him into a vampire. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 18
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    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Edited by Al Fago. "What Was in Sam Dora's Box?", script by Carl Memling, art by Steve Ditko; Recluse Sam Dora always carries a box on his shoulder; Curiosity is killing the townspeople--until one of them has a fatal look. "The Matchless Firebug!", pencils by Dick Ayers; The arsonist Sam Match sets fires to buildings and his employers to cover his tracks. "Tight Squeeze," pencils by Dick Giordano, inks by Vince Alascia; Prospector Jeb kills his partner Vance for his share of gold dust; He makes it look like a robbery with himself as a second victim. But his plan has a catch. "Burning Revenge" text story. "The Jaws of Death!", pencils by Dick Ayers; Photographer "Ace" Madigan tries to capture a dragon-god fire ritual on film, but perishes while doing so. "Face to Face!", script by Carl Memling, art by Dick Giordano; The Ajax twin brothers try to kill each other to change identities. "Dead Right!", script by Carl Memling, art by Steve Ditko; Two newspaper reporters go story hunting and end up with more than they could ever have hoped for; Because Mr. Mord's strange wax museum proves to be a hell's kitchen itself. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 28

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    Cover art by Harry Anderson. Come Share My Coffin, art by Pete Tumlinson; A prison commandant learns through an informant that prisoners are escaping by being placed in coffins with the dead and later dug up. The Strange Man text story. With Knife In Hand, art by Jack Katz; A surgeon starts performing procedures for gangsters in order to make money for his wife. The Coward, art by Bob Forgione. Voices, art by Don Perlin; A radio operator builds a set that can pick up broadcasts from the future. The Slums, art by Tony DiPreta. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
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    Sunday Pix Vol. 6 (1954). Pencils by Andre LeBlanc, a Brazilian artist who worked with Eisner on "The Spirit," and with Sy Barry on "The Phantom." LeBlanc also did work on Flash Gordon, Apt. 3-G, and Rex Morgan, M.D. newspaper strips. 7 x 10, 12 pages. These were available through mail subscription only. Published by David C. Cook Publishing.

  • Issue #19
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    Sunday Pix Vol. 6 (1954). Pencils by Andre LeBlanc, a Brazilian artist who worked with Eisner on "The Spirit," and with Sy Barry on "The Phantom." LeBlanc also did work on Flash Gordon, Apt. 3-G, and Rex Morgan, M.D. newspaper strips. 7 x 10, 12 pages. These were available through mail subscription only. Published by David C. Cook Publishing.

  • Issue #20
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    Sunday Pix Vol. 6 (1954). Pencils by Andre LeBlanc, a Brazilian artist who worked with Eisner on "The Spirit," and with Sy Barry on "The Phantom." LeBlanc also did work on Flash Gordon, Apt. 3-G, and Rex Morgan, M.D. newspaper strips. 7 x 10, 12 pages. These were available through mail subscription only. Published by David C. Cook Publishing.

  • Issue #21
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    Sunday Pix Vol. 6 (1954). Pencils by Andre LeBlanc, a Brazilian artist who worked with Eisner on "The Spirit," and with Sy Barry on "The Phantom." LeBlanc also did work on Flash Gordon, Apt. 3-G, and Rex Morgan, M.D. newspaper strips. 7 x 10, 12 pages. These were available through mail subscription only. Published by David C. Cook Publishing.

  • Issue #22
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    Sunday Pix Vol. 6 (1954). Pencils by Andre LeBlanc, a Brazilian artist who worked with Eisner on "The Spirit," and with Sy Barry on "The Phantom." LeBlanc also did work on Flash Gordon, Apt. 3-G, and Rex Morgan, M.D. newspaper strips. 7 x 10, 12 pages. These were available through mail subscription only. Published by David C. Cook Publishing.

  • Issue #48
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