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Comic books May 1954

  • 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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    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 Dell/Gold Key) 118

    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. 48 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
    Tops in Human Highlights (1954 J.B. Publishing Corporation) Vol. 1 #3

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    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.

  • 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

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    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.

  • 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.
    • Staple rust.
    • 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. Cover price $0.10.

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

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    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.

  • Vol. 59 #10
    Wee Wisdom (1894 Unity School of Christianity) Vol. 59 #10

    Volume 59, Issue 10 - May 1954. "A Magazine for Boys and Girls." Stories, poems, and activities designed for kids. 7" x 10", 36 pages, PC. Cover price $0.20.

  • Vol. 46 #2
    Weird Tales (1923-1954 Popular Fiction) Pulp 1st Series Vol. 46 #2
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    • Tape on interior cover.

    May 1954. Cover by W. H. Silvey. "Song in the Thicket" by Manly Banister, "The Predestined" by Q. Patrick, "Lord of the Talking Hands" by Arthur Woodward, "Prediciton" by Curtis W. Casewit, "The Place in the Woods" by August Derleth, "The Return of Simon Carib" by Frederick Sanders, "Witch Woman" by Dorothy Quick, "The Banshee and Patrick O'Bannon" by Joe Bishop, and "Beyond the Door" by Paul Suter. Softcover, 128 Pages, 5-in x 7 1/2-in. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #11
    Weird Terror (1952) 11

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    Cover by Don Heck. Stories and art by Ken Fitch, Bill Discount, Alberta Tewks, and Don Heck. Pre-Code horror comics by the talents at the Iger Shop. Hapless servants are told to fear the murderous brute who roams their employer's property. A ruthless woman makes a deal with devil - and he'd better not go back on it. After an atomic holocaust, a wealthy man establishers rule over an underground kingdom of survivors. Also featuring a cover by future Marvel legend Don Heck. Mark of the Brute; Satan's Love Call; She Will Not Leave; Day of Doom; Hills of Horror; Death Is My Racket. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Wendy Parker Comics (1953) 7

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    Three untitled Wendy Parker stories, plus untitled Patsy Walker back-up. Two-page text story, "Call Me Michele." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Whack (1953) 3
    Published May 1954 by St. John.

    Norman Maurer cover. Joe Kubert art. Parodies of Prince Valiant, Little Orphan Annie, Cinderella, Dr. Jekel and Mr. Hyde, etc. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 17 #8
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  • Issue #66
    Wonder Woman (1942 1st Series DC) 66

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    Cover pencils by Irwin Hasen, inks by Bernard Sachs. "The Olympics of Terror," script by Robert Kanigher, art by Harry G. Peter; Deception tries to get the other planets to help him invade Earth, but Wonder Woman challenges all their champions to Olympic style games. "The Talking Tiara," script by Robert Kanigher, art by Harry G. Peter; Origin of Wonder Woman's magic tiara which allows her to understand all languages. The Dazzling Dolls text article. "The Missing Wonder Woman," script by Robert Kanigher, art by Harry G. Peter; Wonder Woman gets amnesia and has to discover her own secret identity. Wonder Women of History Gail Laughlin bio by Julius Schwartz. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #70
    World's Finest (1941) 70
    Published May 1954 by DC.

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    Cover art by Winslow Mortimer. The Two Faces of Superman, art by Al Plastino. The Racketeer's Revenge--Casebook Mystery, art by Bill Ely. The Joust of Jeopardy starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. The Tale of A Cat starring Jimminy and Magic Book, script and art by Howie Post. The Burning of Bonnville starring Tomahawk, script by Dave Wood, art by Nick Cardy. A Day in the Life of a Paratrooper, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. The Crime Consultant starring Batman, art by Dick Sprang; Batman thinks that engineer Jay Varden is supplying bad guys with plans for criminal operations. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 34 #6
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  • Issue #57
    Young Love (1949-1957) 57

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    Cover by John Prentice. Art by Bob McCarty, John Prentice and Mort Meskin. Part of Prize's influential romance comics line, produced by the studio of Captain America creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Issue #57 on cover; Vol. 6, issue #3 in indicia. A couple plans to run off and get married, but ends up in jail instead. A woman finds herself in a compromising position with an aspiring writer. Distraught over losing her husband, Anne gives up their baby for adoption. At this point in the series, the stories become pretty offbeat for romance comics. A Happy Ending; Life of the Party; Hurry Up Marriage; Another Woman's Baby; Carbon Copy; Beaten Woman. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Zoo Funnies (1953 2nd Series Capitol/Charlton) 6

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