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Comic books May 1954

  • 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

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    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 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • May 1954
    Suppressed (1954-1957 Suppressed Inc) Magazine May 1954

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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 pages, 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 (UK 1953-1959 Westworld Publications) 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 (UK 1953-1959 Westworld Publications) 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 (UK 1953-1959 Westworld Publications) Vol. 4 #7

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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 #8
    Tarzan Adventures (UK 1953-1959 Westworld Publications) Vol. 4 #8
    • Staple rust/rust migration.
    • Staple rust with 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
    Tempo Magazine (1953 Pocket Magazines) 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
    Tempo Magazine (1953 Pocket Magazines) 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
    Tempo Magazine (1953 Pocket Magazines) 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
    Tempo Magazine (1953 Pocket Magazines) 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
    Tempo Magazine (1953 Pocket Magazines) 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

    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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    • 1.5" cumulative spine split.

    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.

  • Issue #118
    Tom and Jerry (1949-1980 Dell/Gold Key) 118

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    Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Featuring: Tom & Jerry tale; Adventures of Tom tale; Barney Bear & Benny Burro tale; Big Spike & Little Tyke tale; Bertie Bird text story "Bertie Bird's Big City Adventure"; Wuff the Prairie Dog tale; Jerry & Tuffy 2-pager; Fuzzy & Wuzzy tale; and Flip 'n' Dip 2-pager. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Tomahawk (1950) 24
    Published May 1954 by DC.
    • Interior is complete. Extensive accumulation of defects.

    Cover pencils by Nick Cardy, inks by Nick Cardy and Fred Ray (retouch). Adventure in the Everglades starring Tomahawk, art by Fred Ray. Sagebrush Sam humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Legend of Blue Crane the Artist--Tales of the Arrow Maker, art by Jim McArdle. Indian Medicine! fact page by Morris Waldinger. Tomahawk of Sherwood Forest, art by Fred Ray. The Mystery of the Red Man text article, script by Jack Miller [as Jack Mabely], art by Raymond Perry. The Brave Who Beat the Sioux, art by Bill Ely. The Adventure of the Dancing Bear starring Tomahawk, pencils by Bruno Premiani, inks by Ray Burnley. 44 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Tomb of Terror (1952) 15
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    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by Joe Certa, Bob Powell, Nat Barnett, and Jack Sparling. Tomb of Terror was one of Harvey Comics' notorious pre-Code horror comics. A scientist's wife decides to get rid of her husband's robot duplicate, then realizes she's made a horrible mistake. An explorer climbs inside a gigantic statue before realizing it's actually a living giant. Exploding-face cover by Lee Elias is one of the most notorious covers of the pre-Code era. The Dead Planet; Terror Tricks; Escape!; Mirror Image; Break-Up; Experiment; Dream...or Nightmare?; The Man Germ. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #3
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    Volume 1, Issue 3 - May, 1954. Short-lived vintage men's interest magazine that features articles for bachelors, pin-up photographs, jokes, and cartoons. 8" x 10.5", 66 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 1 #3
    Tops in Human Highlights (1954 J.B. Publishing Corporation) Vol. 1 #3

    Volume 1, issue 3 - May 1954. Digest sized news, and gossip magazine. What Makes Men Unfaithful, the Closing of the Famed Burlesque club "The Howard," and a centerfold of Rita Gam. 4-in.x 5 1/2-in., 64 pages, B&W Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 14 #7
    Trains (1940 Kalmbach Publishing) Magazine Vol. 14 #7

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    Volume 14, Issue 7 - May, 1954. 8" x 11", 70 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #18
    Treasure Chest Vol. 09 (1953) 18

    May 6, 1954. Bob Powell art (6 pages).

  • Issue #19
    Treasure Chest Vol. 09 (1953) 19
    • 1" cumulative spine split.

    May 20, 1954

  • Vol. 34 #204
    True (1937-1976 Country/Fawcett/Petersen) Vol. 34 #204

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  • Issue #382
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  • Vol. 61 #1
    True Detective (1924-1995 MacFadden) True Crime Magazine Vol. 61 #1
    • Staple rust with migration.
  • Issue #1
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  • Issue #27
    True Love Problems and Advice Illustrated (1949) 27
    • Staple rust.

    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by John Prentice, Ray Bailey and Bob Powell. Torrid tales of love and heartbreak dressed up as advice to the lovelorn from Harvey. When Frank is assigned to a new city in Texas, wife Jean is unhappy in a new place, lonely and tempted to stray. Faye is caught between boxers Tony and Billy right before their big championship fight. Gypsies Jan and Eva share a secret love, but his marriage to Yolande has already been arranged. Cover by Lee Elias looks like the cover of a romance novel. Without a Past; Scandal-Smeared Love; Must I Forsake Love?; Flames of Desire; Wherever You Are; Two Loves Have I; I Asked for Heartbreak. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 6 #62
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  • Vol. 70 #4
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  • Vol. 1 #1
    TV Girls and Gags (1954-1964 Pocket Magazines) Digest Vol. 1 #1

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  • Vol. 41 #6
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  • Vol. 1 #5
    Two-Gun Western (1953-1957 Western Fiction-Stadium) Pulp 6th Series Vol. 1 #5

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  • Issue #20
    Uncanny Tales (1952 Atlas) 20
    • 1/2" Lateral spine tear. Centerfold detached.

    Edited by Stan Lee. Cover by Robert Q. Sale. Stories by Dick Briefer, Tony DiPreta, Jack Katz, Bill Walton, and Larry Woromay. Tantalizing tales of suspense and horror, sometimes with science fiction elements. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 5 #5
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  • Issue #8
    United States Fighting Air Force (1952 Canada) 8

    Despite the US affiliation in the title, this was an original war comic from Canadian publisher Superior, focused on the then-new US Air Force. While flying reconnaissance over Cold War Europe, Jake recognizes a fighter jet belonging to an old enemy from WWII days, and risks creating an international incident. Former cropduster Dusty is enlisted to prevent a Soviet bio-attack on Burmese rubber plantations. After pilot Sam is killed in combat, his widow reads his letters and learns his tragic story. Revenge For a Buddy; Duster Pilot; Death Drops Deep; Medal For a Hero; Air Base Decoy. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Universe Science Fiction (1953-1955 Palmer Publications) Pulp 5

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    May, 1954. Science fiction stories: "The Surgeon's Knife" by Randall Garrett, "The Immortal Bard" by Isaac Asimov. 5-1/4 in. x 7-1/8 in.; black and white; 128 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 1 #4
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    Volume 1, Issue 4 - May, 1954. Softcover Digest, 5" x 735", 128 pages, B&W, text only.

  • Issue #36
    Vault of Horror (1950 E.C. Comics) 36

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    Cover by Johnny Craig. Ad for Panic. "Twin Bill!", script and art by Johnny Craig; Larry stood there in the dark, sweating profusely, waiting for them to come: his wife and her lover. He remembered the night he caught them in each other's arms... how he made them take shovels and forced them to dig their grave. "Witch Witch's Witch!", script by Johnny Craig, art by Jack Davis; Eric came home to Blumstedt with his new wife... who was not the girl to whom he had been betrothed since childhood. "Cooler" text story. "Pipe Dream," script by Johnny Craig, art by Bernie Krigstein; Chen begins his tale while frequenting an opium den, a place where he can have drug-induced dreams that give him power and importance. "Two-Timed!", art by Graham Ingels (as Ghastly); It was 1900 and little Dickie lay in his bed until he heard a sound he thought was his Mom and Dad returning home; Instead it came from outside, and he followed the sound until he saw a man viciously beating a woman to death. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #6
    Verdict (1953 Flying Eagle Publications) UK Edition Vol. 1 #6

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  • Issue #164
    Walt Disney's Comics and Stories (1940 Dell/Gold Key/Gladstone) 164
    • 1/2" spine split from top. Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Centerfold detached.
    • 1 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Centerfold detached.
    • 1/2" spine split from bottom.

    Blank interior covers. NOTE: Dell published several issues dated May 1954 with no content on the inside covers. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Web of Evil (1952) 14
    Published May 1954 by Quality.

    Cover by Reed Crandall. "The Witch of Death," pencils by Charles Nicholas; Newspaperman Dick Groom arrives in New England's Misty Moors community to cover "Witchery Week"; The local Duncan family is decimated one by one - haunted by the curse of the once alive moor witch. "The Monster Genie"; Bank teller Arthur Cook is offered the services of a mighty genie; After the brute has disposed of two of Cook's enemies, Cook murders the genie's master. "Lighthouse of the Dead"; Old Pearly Marston, operator of the Searock lighthouse, keeps away the dead from the sea by shining his beacon. "The Man Who Dug His Own Grave" text story. "The Sealed Corpse"; The butler Jeffers murders his employer, Sir Wendell Eaton. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Web of Mystery (1951) 24

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    "I Died Laughing," "Realm of Lost Faces" (art by Lou Cameron), "She Shrieked With Horror," and "My Sinister Double." Cover by Ken Rice. Stories by Jim McLaughlin, Sy Grudko, Lou Cameron, Sy Grudko, Chic Stone, and Ken Rice. Suspense-filled horror tales that weave a Web of Mystery for the reader! 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.