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Comic books May 1954

  • Issue #77
    Roy Rogers Comics (1948-61 (And Trigger, # 92 on) 77
    • Centerfold detached.

    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 pgs. $0.10. Blank interior covers.
    NOTE: Dell published several issues dated May 1954 with no content on the inside covers. 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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  • Vol. 2 #3
    Science Fiction Adventures (1952-1954 Future Publications) Pulp Vol. 2 #3

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    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. 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) Vol. 24 #7

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  • 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
    • 3 3/4" Cumulative spine split. Glue along spine. Staples added (not manufacturing).
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    • 3" cumulative spine split with some splitting through wraps.
  • 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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    • Paper: Light tan to off white
    • Label #1109505012

    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 pgs. $0.10. 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." 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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    • INCOMPLETE. Piece cut from one page, interrupts art and text story. Glue along spine, heavy oxidation.

    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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    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #0343303011
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    • 2/3 of spine split.

    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 #48
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  • Issue #3
    Super Brat (1954) 3

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    Cover by Harry Bretancourt. Super-Brat in "Shave and Haircut", "The Alarm Clock" by Gill Fox (2 pgs), Super-Brat "Good Old Ghoulish School Days!" by Harry Bretancourt, Super-Brat in "Love Thy Neighbor" by Harry Bretancourt, "Harry How-Do-You-Feel" text story (2 pgs), Li'l Teevy by Mel Lazarus (2 pgs), The T.V. Tots by ?? (2 pgs). 36 page, FC. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #89
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 89
    • 1" spine split from bottom.
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #0720509012

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye (1st Curt Swan cover on this title). Captain Kent the Terrible, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Superman goes back in time to prove Clark's ancestor was not a cruel pirate, and ends up becoming a pirate himself. Shorty humor two-pager by Henry Boltinoff. Superman of Skid Row, art by Al Plastino; Clark goes undercover to smoke out a mystery on Skid Row. Peg humor page by Henry Boltinoff. One Hour of Doom starring Superman and Lex Luthor, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Suppressed (c. 1954) Magazine 3

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    Tabloid/gossip magazine with sensationalistic stories, including "What Kind of Man Will Inhabit the Moon?" discussing space travel. 8.5-in. x 11-in.; black and white; 64 pages on newsprint. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #23
    Sweethearts Vol. 2 (1954-1973) 23

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    Edited by Al Fago. Photo cover of Jet Cosgrave (John Derek) and Judy Polsen (Joan Evans) from Republics The Fortune Hunter. Stories by Artie Cappello and Mike Sekowsky. Romantic stories about Sweethearts in love! Marilyn Monroe--Dream Girl of the Month page. Angry Lover text story. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Swift Arrow (1954 1st Series) 2

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    Western comics featuring Native hero Swift Arrow, masked lawman The Lone Rider, and grizzled prospector the Hermit. Swift Arrow tells Lone Rider the story of how he bonded with the neighboring eagles. The Hermit weaponizes bees to keep poachers away from his claim. Black Bull lures Lone Rider into a trap in Vulture Valley. Also featuring a vintage ad for the "Rocketman Out of This World Televiewer." Fierce Warrior; The Hermit: Bullets and Bees; The Lone Rider: Vulture Valley; Outlaw Horse; Hatchet War. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #56
    Tarzan (1948-1972 Dell/Gold Key) 56

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    Painted cover art by Morris Gollub. "Tarzan and the Ostrich Clan," script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Jesse Marsh; Tarzan and Dr. MacWhirtle, on their way home from the Karfu country, encounter the Ostrich Clan of the Desert Pygmies; While visiting them, Tarzan is taken by Tuareg raiders; Dr. MacWhirtle and the pygmies ride to his rescue. "Boy and the Mighty Wings of Argus" starring Tarzan (John Clayton), Jane Porter Clayton, Boy (Jack Clayton), Argus, Arthur Carey, Beth Carey, and Cheetah, script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Jesse Marsh. "Tarzan and the War of the Buffaloes," script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Jesse Marsh; When Tarzan is hunting with the Gallugos, the Torodons attack and take the Galllugos buffalo; Creeping into the Torodon camp, Tarzan uses a lion hide to frighten the buffalo, causing them to stampede, and allowing the Gallugos to recapture them. "The Red Elephant" text story starring Mabu. Untitled Brothers of the Spear story, script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Russ Manning; Slavers take Dan-El and Natongo. Blank interior covers. NOTE: Dell published several issues dated May 1954 with no content on the inside covers. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #56
    Tarzan (1948-1972 Dell/Gold Key) Canadian Edition 56

    Canadian Edition published by Western Printing & Lithographing Co. The Canadian Edition has blank inner covers. Tarzan in "The Ostrich Clan" and "The War of the Buffaloes." Boy in "The Mighty Wings of Argus." Russ Manning art on "Brothers of the Spear." Two-page text story, "The Red Elephant." Painted cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 4 #5
    Tarzan Adventures (1953 Westworld) UK Vol. 4 #5

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    Weekly U.K. comic featuring Edgar Rice Burroughs' famous hero. Tarzan by Bob Lubbers and Dick Van Buren, Colorized Lex Barker Movie Photo Cover, reprinting daily comic strips. 24 Pages B&W. "Arizona Bill" Fumetti.

  • Vol. 4 #6
    Tarzan Adventures (1953 Westworld) UK Vol. 4 #6
    • Staple rust/rust migration.

    Weekly U.K. comic featuring Edgar Rice Burroughs' famous hero. Tarzan by Bob Lubbers and Dick Van Buren, Colorized Johnny Weissmuller Movie Photo Cover, reprinting daily comic strips. 24 Pages B&W. "Arizona Bill" Fumetti.

  • Vol. 4 #7
    Tarzan Adventures (1953 Westworld) UK Vol. 4 #7

    Weekly U.K. comic featuring Edgar Rice Burroughs' famous hero. Tarzan by Bob Lubbers and Dick Van Buren, Colorized Lex Barker Movie Photo Cover, reprinting daily comic strips. 24 Pages B&W. "Arizona Bill" Fumetti.

  • Vol. 4 #8
    Tarzan Adventures (1953 Westworld) UK Vol. 4 #8
    • Staple rust/rust migration.

    Weekly U.K. comic featuring Edgar Rice Burroughs' famous hero. Tarzan by Bob Lubbers and Dick Van Buren, Colorized Johnny Weissmuller Movie Photo Cover, reprinting daily comic strips. 24 Pages B&W. "Arizona Bill" Fumetti.

  • Issue #37
    Teen-Age Romances (1949) 37

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    Matt Baker cover and art. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 2 #18
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    Volume 2, Issue 18 - May 3rd, 1954. Celebrity gossip magazine. The issue features Joan Diener on the cover, include the articles on Hollywood bedrooms, Showgirls effect on Broadway, and presents Tempo Tv Poll winners. 4-in. x 6-in., 64 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 2 #19
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    Volume 2, Issue 19 - May 10th, 1954. Celebrity gossip magazine. The issue features a Virginia Mayo Cover, Cheesecake in Hollywood pictorial, and an article on the Atom Murder Mystery. 4-in. x 6-in., 64 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 2 #20
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    Volume 2, Issue 20 - May 17th, 1954. Celebrity gossip magazine. The issue features a Joyce MacKenzie Cover and articles on possible Russian Spies in the United States, and "How Hot is Jungle Love?" and a pictorial on the Marilyn Monroe feature "River of No Return" 4-in. x 6-in., 64 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 2 #21
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    Volume 2, Issue 21 - May 24th, 1954. Celebrity gossip magazine. The issue features Lee Sharon on the cover, and includes articles on Joe McCarthy, and Elizabeth Taylor. 4-in. x 6-in., 64 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 2 #22
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    Volume 2, Issue 22 - May 31st, 1954. Celebrity gossip magazine. The issue features Janet Leigh on the cover in a preview for Tempo's pictorial on sexy swimsuits, and then offers a look at Scandal and the Roosevelt boys. 4-in. x 6-in., 64 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #3
    Ten Story Love Vol. 33 (1954) 3

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    Photo cover. Contains original and reprinted material as noted. In order of appearance: "Kisses From a Sailor"; "A Dangerous Man to Cross"; "I Was Man Bait!"; and "Love Is Where You Find It" reprinted from All Love (1949) #31. Text articles: "Tips On Courtship: When a Girl Is Afraid of Love..." reprinted from "Help Yourself to Allure..." in Love Experiences (1949) #6, "The Charm Corner..." in Real Love (1949-56 Ace) #31, "The Charm Corner..." in Real Love (1949-56 Ace) #53, and "For a More Glamorous You..." in Complete Love Magazine Vol. 30 (1954) #2, and reprinted as "The Charm Corner..." in Real Love (1949-56 Ace) #70; "Enhance Your Appearance: For Lovelier Legs..." reprinted from "Glamorizing Yourself..." in Glamorous Romances (1949) #65 and from "The Charm Corner..." in Real Love (1949-56 Ace) #59. Indicia states "TEN-STORY LOVE" and "Volume XXXIII, Number 3, #195". 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 34 #3
    Ten-Story Love (1937-1951 Ace) Pulp Vol. 34 #3

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  • Vol. 54 #3
    Texas Rangers (1936-1958 Standard) Pulp Vol. 54 #3

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  • Issue #14
    Thing (1952) 14

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    Cover by Steve Ditko. "Rumpelstiltskin," art by Steve Ditko; The demon Rumpelstiltskin wants to get his hands on soft, human skin. "The Evil Eye!", script by Carl Memling, art by Steve Ditko; Warren Cairo plans on murdering his wife Gerda; But she's a witch and knows how to handle the imminent danger. "Mr. Kon Shuns" text story. "Doom in the Air," script by Carl Memling, art by Steve Ditko; Wes Brewster is lynched by the Jones brothers; Years later he is awakened by an atom bomb test, stalking his wrongdoers and leaving a trail of radiation poisoning behind him. "Inheritance!", art by Steve Ditko; archeologists Carl Ramen and John Marko discover an Egyptian tablet describing an age-old curse concerning themselves. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #41
    Tim Holt (1948) 41
    • Markings throughout interior.

    Stories by Gardner Fox and others. Art by Frank Bolle, Ernie Bache and Dick Ayers. Cover by Frank Bolle. Western adventure starring movie cowboy Tim Holt. A gigantic tribal rattle becomes a deathtrap called the "Death Rattle"; When the Black Phantom is injured, her twin sister Jicarilla takes her place and almost becomes a real phantom. The Death Rattle!; The Kiowa Kid!; The Ghost Rider: Ace of Death!; The Twin Phantom! Final issue under this title; the series continues as Red Mask (1954) #42. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.