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Comic books July 1954

  • Issue #4
    3-D Comics Tor (1953 St. John) 4
    • Water damage.
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    Tor stars in "Red Death," "Last Chance," and "Great Wolf" (all art by Joe Kubert). Back-up story, "Danny Dreams." Kubert cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    Abbott and Costello (1948 St. John) 25
  • Issue #62
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    Art by Dudley Page. 24 pages.

  • Issue #194
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 194
    Published Jul 1954 by DC.

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    Cover art by Al Plastino. The Outlaws from Krypton starring Superman, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. The Bare-Handed Hunter starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The Impossible Space Ship starring Tommy Tomorrow, art by Jim Mooney. The Unlucky Horseshoe starring Vigilante, script by Dick Wood, art by Howard Sherman. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #1
    Action-Packed Western (1954-1958 Columbia) Pulp 2nd Series Vol. 1 #1

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  • Issue #202
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 202

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Don't Give Fire A Place to Start public service announcement starring Superboy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. Superboy City, U.S.A.!, script by Otto Binder, art by John Sikela; When a city decides to name itself after Superboy, he mysteriously destroys all the statues they build of him. The Human Hot-Rodders starring Johnny Quick, script by Otto Binder, art by Hy Mankin. Menace of the Freak Fish starring Aquaman, art by Ralph Mayo. Channel C-R-I-M-E starring Green Arrow, script by Otto Binder, art by George Papp. 44 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #57
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 57

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    "The World That Time Forgot!" (art by Ogden Whitney), "The Alpha Creature," "The Ghost-Bear," and "Back To the Beginning." 3-D effect stories and cover. Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Cover by Ogden Whitney. Stories by Ogden Whitney, Harry Lazarus, Pete Riss, Charles Quinlan, and Sheldon Moldoff. Spine-chilling tales of suspense, horror, and the supernatural—prepare yourself for Adventures into the Unknown! 3-D effect stories and cover. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis (1952) 14
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • 5" cumulative spine split.

    Written by unknown. Art by unknown. Cover by Owen Fitzgerald? Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis go on a quiz show in a 3-part untitled tale! Plus: Honey in Hollywood untitled 1-pager by Henry Boltinoff; Twisting the Dial spotlight on Ed Sullivan; and Kitty Karr untitled back-up story. Also: Superboy in a fire prevention public service announcement by Jack Schiff and Win Mortimer. 40 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    All True Romance (1948) 18

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  • Vol. 28 #3
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 28 #3

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    July 1954. Science fiction stories by Bill Peters, Sam Merwin Jr., Philip K. Dick, Robert K. White, Gerry Greenstreet, and Philip Weck. Cover by Clarence Doore. 5-1/2 in. x 7-1/2 in.; black and white; 128 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 1 #3
    Animal Life Magazine (1953 Animal Life Publications) Vol. 1 #3

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    Volume 1, Issue 3 - July 1954. Men's interest Magazine focusing on Hunting and Animal stories and articles. This issue features "I Played Papa to a Polar Bear!" and "The History of Your Dog!". 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 66 pages, Text, with B&W images through out Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #9
    Approved Comics (1954) 9
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    • 6 3/4" Cumulative spine split.

    This Approved Comics reprint reproduces the content of Western Bandit Trails (1949) 3 with new cover art by Matt Baker. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Approved Comics (1954) 10

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  • Vol. 339 #1
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 339 #1

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  • Vol. 53 #5
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 53 #5

    July 1954. Volume 53, Issue 5 - 1st printing. Science fiction stories by Randall Garrett, Poul Anderson, Winston Marks, Robert Abernathy, and Morton Klass. Illustrations by Freas, Orban, and van Dongen. Article on interstellar flight (part 1). Cover by Alejandro. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.75-in.; 168 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #34
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 34
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    • 2" spine split from top of comic. Cover detached at one staple.

    "The Case of the International Jewel Thieves" (art by John Prentice?), "Mounted Police Track: The Arctic Menace," and "Corpses in the Caribbean." Matt Baker cover (reprinted from issue # 9). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #47
    Authentic Science Fiction (1951-1957 Hamilton & Co.) 47

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  • Issue #21
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 21

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    The Horror of Hillory Hill, art by Lou Cameron; The Hillorys seem to be a nice family--father, son and a mother confined to a wheelchair; But when night settles, people from the village die under gruesome circumstances. Doom Dancer, art by Jim McLaughlin; The ballerina Maria Sandow comes into possession of magic ballet shoes; She becomes the most famous dancer in the world, but has to dance for the cult of the horned Walpurgis goat men as well. Arm of Vengeance, art by Sy Grudko; Brutal and bitter hunter and safari tour guide Frank Meliss loses his right arm in a crocodile attack; Native wizard Lashim endows him with the arm of a gorilla. Valley of the Mayan Goddess, art by Martin Marty Rose. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Battle Cry (1952) 13

    Stories and art by Eugene E. Hughes and others. War comics from publisher Stanley Morse in the tradition of EC's war comics. Pvt. Ike rushes to get a package of photos to a reconnaissance officer at the front, but the photos aren't what he expected. Allied forces targeted by German U-boats in WWII rely on a new invention: radar. Aircraft mechanic Curtis tries to keep a bomber in the air, as the series focuses more on WWII stories after the end of the Korean War. Pvt. Ike: Photo Finish!; The Wolf Pack; Blood and Guts; Come Home Baby; Saga of Steel; Pvt. Ike: On Your Toes. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Battlefront (1952 Atlas) 21

    "Noose Around Pusan" (art by Gene Colan), "Blockade" (art by Bob Powell), "One Man" (art by Mort Lawrence), and "The Ragged Army" (art by Joe Maneely), plus a two-page text story, "The Doates' Tradition." Chuck Miller cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 13 #3
    Beauty Parade (1941-1956 Harrison Publications) Vol. 13 #3

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  • Issue #10
    Beware (1953 Trojan/Merit) 10
    • Cover detached and held on with added staples. Wrinkling throughout interior, does not affect readability.
  • Issue #27
    Beyond (1950 Ace) 27

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    Haunt of the Howling Head, art by Ken Rice; Kip Hunter has been to Borneo and brought along a box full of preserved severed heads; Being responsible for the deaths of these people, the heads come to life and hunt Hunter down. Fangs of the Fiend, art by Lou Cameron; A dentist extracts all his rival's teeth and replaces them with dog's teeth--turning the man into a werewolf. Catastrophe, Inc., art by Jim McLaughlin. Strange Potion of Dr. Lorch, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Vince Alascia. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 2 #1
    Beyond Fantasy Fiction (1953-1955 Galaxy Publishing) Vol. 2 #1

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    July 1954. Cover by Vidmer. Fantasy stories: "No More Stars" by Charles Satterfield, "The Agony of the Leaves" by Evelyn E. Smith, "Miss Tarmity's Profession" by Roy Hutchins, "Disassembly Line" by Theodore R. Cogswell, "A Brush With the Enemy" by H. Chandler Elliott, "Yours for the Asking" by Winston Marks and "It's a Gift" by George Hayman. 160 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #3
    Billy Bunny (1954) 3

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    Stories and art by Jim Tyer and others. Adventures of funny animals with alliterative names, plus puzzle pages. Daffy Dragon is mistaken for the "monster" that is threatening to devour the village maidens, but he's a vegetarian. Doris Duck gets her big break when she's cast as Juliet, but maybe she should have studied acting first. A brain teaser featuring Kitty and Bob, the Hep Catts. Bunny Express; Billy Bunny's Puzzle Page; Actress; The Haunted House; Daffy Dragon and Bodkins Bunny; Hi-Ho Puzzle Page; Hi-Ho and Lackaday; Kitty and Bob Catt's Puzzle Page; Hunting Lesson. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Billy the Kid Adventure Magazine (1950) 23
  • Issue #23
    Black Rider (1951) 23
    • Chipping on back cover. Tears on back cover. 4 1/2" cumulative spine split (taped).

    Three Black Rider stories (two untitled, plus "The Black Gauntlet"; all with art by Syd Shores), plus Two-Gun Kid back-up. Two-page text story, "A Date With Death." Shores cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #78
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 78
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover by Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera. Stories by Dick Wood, Paul Gustavson and unknown. Art by Dick Dillin, Paul Gustavson and Chuck Cuidera. Featuring Blackhawk in: "The Killer Vulture" by Dick Wood, Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera; "Stand-Ins for Death" with art by Dillin and Cuidera; and "The Phantom Raider" by Wood, Dillin and Cuidera. Plus: Chop Chop in the back-up story "The Veiled Princess" by Paul Gustavson, reprinted from issue #36. And: 1-page text story "The Perfect Double Cross"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Blazing Western (1954 Timor) 4

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    Cover by Mort Drucker. Stories and art by Bob McCarthy and Les Zakarin. Tales of war and adventure in the Old West. A fanciful tale of the West unites the death of the Sundance Kid and the origin of Billy the Kid. Buffalo Bill is hired to guide a wagon train through the dangerous territory of renegade chieftain Sky Eagle. The Utah Kid tries to mend fences between the townspeople of Saddle Rock and the drifters who are trying to settle nearby. Cover by future MAD artist Mort Drucker. Billy the Kid: Death of the Sundance Kid; Oddities From Out of the West; Lobo Lesson; Buffalo Bill: Man of the Plains; Indian's Word; Utah Kid: Roaring Guns. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #68
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 68
  • Vol. 99 #3
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp Vol. 99 #3

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  • Vol. 1 #7
    Bold Magazine (1954 Pocket Magazines) Vol. 1 #7

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    Volume 1, Issue 7 - July 1954. Men's interest magazine focusing on sports, celebrities, war, and glamour girls. 4-in. x 6-in., 64 pages, B&W Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #103
    Boy Comics (1942) 103

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, Ed Martinott and Charles Biro. An anthology title from publisher Lev Gleason and his primary creator, Charles Biro, featuring teen hero Crimebuster and his nemesis Iron Jaw. Iron Jaw's new face is finally revealed to the readers after a five-issue buildup. Murder by subway sends Crimebuster on the trail of a man who can seemingly be in two places at once. A formerly blind woman risks her life to go undercover in a phony charity for the blind, in a story with good-girl art by Ed Martinott. Also featuring a vintage ad for Meenahga Lodge ("How Would You Like to Spend Summer Vacation With Buster Crabbe?"). Crimebuster: You Can't Take Me With You; It Happened in the Ring; Sniffer and Iron Jaw: Oops! Slip of the Tongue; Crimebuster: Big Trap...Tender Bait; Rocky X: A Guy Could Get Killed That Way. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    Bugs Bunny (1942 Dell/Gold Key) 37

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    Cover by Ralph Heimdahl. Stories by Don R. Christensen and various. Art by Tony Strobl, Phil de Lara and Fred Abranz. Featuring several untitled tales starring Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, The Three Bears, Yosemite Sam, Archibald Buzzard, Archy Buzzard's Mother and Porky Pig! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #49
    Candy (1947 Quality) 49

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    Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Candy stars in: "Girl Overboard"; "A Sight for Sore Eyes"; "Disc Jockeying"; and "Model Marriage"! Plus: Candy's Enemy Cornelia in "Very Mad Hatter"! Also: Gabby in "Don't Get Anchor-Ry" co-starring Peahead, Philip Smedley and Taffy O'Toole. And: Candy in 1-page text story "Curtain Call for Candy" co-starring Ted Dawson, Tina, Cornelia Clyde and Bart Robbins. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #77
    Captain America Comics (1941 Golden Age) 77
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    • Paper: White
    • Label #C06FE4-001
  • Issue #22
    Casper the Friendly Ghost (1952 2nd Series Harvey) 22

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  • Vol. 1 #4
    Celebrity (1954 Magnum Publications) Vol. 1 #4

    Volume 1, issue 4 -July 1954. Men's interest magazine focusing on celebrities, athletes, and pin-up models. 4-in. x 5 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #24
    Chamber of Chills (1952 Harvey) 24

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    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by Tom Hickey, Howard Nostrand, Bob Powell, Mort Meskin and George Roussos. Harvey Comics joins the parade of pre-Code horror comics pioneered by EC in the 1950s. A vampire tells the reader the story of his existence from his point of view. A henpecked husband finally snaps. An ex-convict seeks revenge on the man who framed him, in a story with atmospheric art by Tom Hickey. Plus a vintage ad for a "Toy Circus," featuring a live "performing chameleon" lizard offered through the mail! Classic hand-from-the-grave-cover by Lee Elias. Heartline; The Storm; Invasion; The Museum; Chilly Chamber Music: Songs from the Spook Box; The Meaning of Dreams; Dust Unto Dust. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Classics Illustrated 121 Wild Bill Hickok (1954) 1
    • 3 3/4" Spine split from top. Chew.

    Wild Bill Hickok, 1st Printing, Painted Cover. (HRN 122, with 7/54 date). Into the lawless West rode United States Marshal James Butler Hickok, better known as Wild Bill. A gentleman, always, Wild Bill wore a frock coat, string tie...and a pair of pistols. This is the story of the famous marshal and how he tamed the Western badmen by shooting straighter, cleaner and faster. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #510
    Classics Illustrated Junior (1953 - 1971 1st Print) 510
    • Pen marks on activity page.

    Painted cover art by Dik Browne. "Little Red Riding Hood," script by Brothers Grimm (adapted from their original story), art by William A. Walsh; Little Red Riding Hood is on her way to her grandmother's house when a wolf surprises her in the forest; After learning the child's destination, he hurries ahead and hides in the grandmother's bed; Little Red Riding Hood is saved when a woodcutter drives the wolf away. "The Fox and the Grapes," script by Aesop (adapted from his original story), art by William A. Walsh; A fox tries to reach a bunch of grapes hanging high on a vine but fails. He walks away telling himself the grapes were probably sour anyway. "Little Bo-Peep," art by Alex A. Blum; Nursery rhyme about a shepherdess who loses her sheep and waits for them to come home "wagging their tails behind them." Article about the Indian rhinoceros, art by William A. Walsh. Little Red Riding Hood pinup on back cover, art by William A. Walsh. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #63
    Comic Cavalcade (1942) 63
    Published Jul 1954 by DC.

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  • Issue #98
    Comics on Parade (1938) 98
  • Vol. 9 #2
    Complete Sports (1937-1955 Western Magazines) Pulp Vol. 9 #2

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  • Issue #49
    Cookie (1946) 49

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    Teen hijinks featuring Cookie and his pals, created by legendary animator Dan Gordon. Cookie rents out his jalopy to raise funds for repairs, but crooks and Zoot complicate the plan; Jitterbuck tries to ditch the Big Ethel-like Pansy by setting her up with a guy with poor eyesight; Cookie and the gang collect wire hangers for extra money, but storing them in the soda shop isnt such a hot idea. Produced in 3-D Truevision, says the cover, with no glasses needed. This turns out to mean the panels are shaped like little TV screens against a black background, with no 3-D effects, a gimmick ACG used on many of its 1954 titles. Cookie; The Other Woman!; Alvin; A Wiseguy Named Joe; Addie Addlebrain: While Strolling Through the Park One Day; Jitterbuck: Blind Love. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Cosmos Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine (1953) 4

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    July 1954. Stories: "Teucan" by Paul Anderson, "Itko's Strong Right Arm" by Gordon Dickson, "We Are Here" by Algis Budrys, "Geoff the Djinn" by Steve Frazee, "Of Withered Apples" by Philip K. Dick, "I'll See You Tomorrow" by Ben Smith, "It's Magic" by Larry M. Harris, and "See No Evil" by Charles E. Fritch. Softcover Pulp Digest, 5-in x 7-in, 128 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #7
    Crazy (1953) 7

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    (C) Russ Heath (A) Carl Burgos, Carl Hubbell, Howard Post, Russ Heath, Dan DeCarlo, Joe Maneely. Parody/satire. FC, 32 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #68
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 68
    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #0251206011

    Cover by Alex Toth. Stories and art by Ben Brown, Bill Finger and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. All the stories in this issue attempt to simulate a 3-D effect (without glasses) through the use of page-wide panels with curved borders, a process called "Deep Dimension" in the promotional copy. A trick motorcycle rider decides to use his skill sets for stealing jewelry. An article on the Food and Drug Safety Dept., written by Batman co-creator Bill Finger! A gang decides to attempt a modern-day train robbery after their femme-fatale member cases the station. Death on Wheels; The Show-Off; Are You Being Poisoned?; Murder in the Bathtub; The Gang War Murders. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Crime Detector (1954) 4

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    Cover by Mort Drucker. Pre-Code crime comics from Timor, an imprint of Stanley Morse Publications. Mike Danger learns an old flame is working a burlesque act with a gorilla, in a story possibly written by hardboiled detective author Mickey Spillane. Secret agent Steve Farrell has an adventure in Shanghai, back when the CIA was still called the OSS. The reader is invited to solve The Case of the Artists Model. Gorilla-and-girl cover by future MAD artist Mort Drucker. Mike Danger: Murder at the Burlesque; The Woman in the Room!; Sorry! Wrong Victim; Treachery Trap; Adventure With the O.S.S; The Case of the Artists Model. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #136
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 136

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by George Tuska, Mike Sekowsky, Bill Walton, and Charles Biro. The title that launched the crime comics genre, Crime Does Not Pay was noted for its violent pre-Code content and lurid tales of underworld life. Hobos discover the murderous truth about one of their own when he talks in his sleep. A killer takes to the wilderness to hide out from the cops in the delightfully titled "Creeping Terror of Pussyfoot Mountain ". Kathy, moll of drug kingpin Arnie, sets out to turn handsome Danny against his boss, in a classic femme fatale tale. Hobo's Coffin; The Bloody Break from Cell Block 4; Pity the Kleptomaniac; The Creeping Terror of Pussyfoot Mountain; The Case of the Ambitious Hood's Moll. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.