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Comic books July 1954

  • Vol. 8 #4
    Galaxy Science Fiction (1950-1980 World/Galaxy/Universal) Vol. 8 #4
    • Back cover missing.

    Volume 8, Issue 5 - July 1954. Cover by Mel Hunter. Science Fiction and Adventure Pulp magazine. Stories include "A Thief in Time" by Robert Sheckley, "Green Thumb" by Clifford D. Simak, "This Side Up" by R. E. Banks, "What Rough Beast?" by James Causey, and "Gladiator at Law" Part 2 of 3 by Frederik Pohl & C. M. Kornbluth. Illustrations by Charles Beck, Emsh, Dick Francis, Fleminger. 5.25-in. x 7.5-in.; 160 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #16
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  • Issue #40
    Gang Busters (1948) 40
    Published Jul 1954 by DC.
    • Centerfold detached.
    • Staple rust with rust migration. Cover detached at one staple.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple. 1.5" Spine split (taped).

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan. The Bandit They Called the Buzzard, pencils by Howard Purcell. Shield 326,462, art by Bill Ely. The Case of the Careless Caretaker, art by George Papp. The Hostages, pencils by Curt Swan. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 13 #1
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  • Issue #89
    Gene Autry Comics (1946-1959 Dell) 89

    Comic book featuring the famous singing cowboy hero Gene Autry. Gene Autry photo cover. "The Tough Tenderfoot," art by Nicholas Firfires; When Frank Tilden refuses to sell the Rocking-T Ranch, someone is trying to kill him. Untitled story; All inhabitants of Red Gulch are put to sleep by a fume grenade, and the town looted, when Gene arrives. "Proof Positive," script by Elizabeth Beecher, art by Nat Edson; Cruger ambushes Ranger Bailey, and changes clothes and identity with him, but his dog and horse are not fooled. "Self Defence or Murder" text story. Gene Autry ring ad. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Gene Autry's Champion (1952) 14

    #14, 5-7/54, 10c. Comic book featuring adventures with youngster Ricky and his pals, Champion, the horse for the famous singing cowboy hero Gene Autry, and Rebel, the dog. In this issue, the trio rescue some kidnapped animals in "Monkey Business" and track down some robbers terrorizing the area in "The Rawhide Clue." Story and art credits: unknown. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #195407
    Genii Magazine (1936) 195407

    "The Conjuror's Magazine." Vol. 18 # 11. Magic articles, demonstrations, and news. Approx. 8-in. x 11-in.; black and white with spot color; 32 pages on white paper stock. Larry Keller photo cover. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #3
    Get Lost (1954) 3
    • 3" cumulative spine split.

    June-July issue. Andru and Esposito art. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #96
    Giggle Comics (1943) 96
  • Issue #4
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    Published Jul 1954 by Atlas.

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  • Issue #27
    Girls' Romances (1950) 27
    Published Jul 1954 by DC.

    Laura's deceitful charms had never disturbed her...until she found Laura taking her place in Greg's arms! "No Ticket for Romance" is the cover-featured 8 page story. Plus: 7 page story "Fallen Idol!"; 7 page story "Dreams Are for the Lonely" pencilled by Ross Andru?; 2 page Julia Roberts' Romance Report letters page; 7 page story "End of the Rainbow" pencilled by Sid Greene. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 2 #1
    Glamorous Love Stories (1953-1954 New Publications) Pulp 2nd Series Vol. 2 #1

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  • Issue #2
    He-Man (1954 Toby) 2

    "Horror Harbor," "Escape to Eternity," "High Death," and "The Seven Gods of Shastani." B. Safran painted cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Heart and Soul (1954) 2

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  • Issue #29
    Heart Throbs (1949 Quality/DC) 29

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    Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Tears of joy welled up in her eyes! Andy was back in her arms and she knew now Vera could never drive him from her! Don't miss..."Men Were Taboo"! Also featuring: "Nobody Wanted Me"; "I Fell for a Fool"; and "Fine Clothes Can't Win Love"! Plus: Advice on Love Problems letters page by Marilyn Minton. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #91
    Hopalong Cassidy (1943 Fawcett/DC) 91
    • 2.5" Cumulative spine split.
  • Issue #104
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    UK Edition. black and white; 24 pages.

  • Issue #12
    Horrific (1952) 12
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    • 6.5" spine split from top.

    Cover by Don Heck. Stories and art by Max Elkin, Rudy Palais, Steve Kirkel and Don Heck. Pre-Code horror comics by the talents at the Iger Shop. A newscaster creates an imaginary monster that turns out to be real. A fishing vessel encounters the ghost of a Viking king. A man becomes obsessed with a woman in a portrait, with tragic results. Also featuring a cover by future Marvel legend Don Heck. Morrisons Monster; The Sea Ghost; Bloodlust; The Deadliest Witch; Dancing Ghost. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Hot Dog (1954) 1

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    (A-1 Comics #107) Sometimes listed as A1 Comics (1944 Life's Romances) #107. Funny-animal comics featuring Harry Hot Dog, a canine with a short temper who responds to life's little inconveniences with misguided violence. Fed up with terrible TV, Harry heads to the TV studio to make his own show; Harry gets into a golf game with an annoyingly confident cat; Harry sets out to do mischief, but keeps accidentally doing good deeds. Peevy Over T-V; Harry Hotdog; Fool's Gold; The Pink of Condition. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 28

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    Cover art by Ruben Moreira. "The Wings of Mr. Milo!", pencils by Curt Swan; Men changing into birds and trying to commit financial fraud at the same time. "The Spider-Man!", art by Ed Smalle; A biologist meets with insect expert Weems. Weems collects insects inhabiting the spirits of people who just died; Looking for a "spider" person, Weems ironically turns out to be that next victim. "Saved by the Dead" one-page story. "The Secret Fear of Harvey Hall!", art by Nick Cardy; Psychiatrist Harvey Hall is a specialist for curing certain phobias; When he commits a crime he develops a phobia he has to battle. "Wolf Man" text story by Jack E. Miller. "The Clock Strikes Death!", art by Ruben Moreira; A timepiece releases the spirit of a long-dead killer; The police chief investigates, impersonates the ghost and uncovers a scam. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Howdy Doody (1950) 29
    Published Jul 1954 by Dell.
    • INCOMPLETE. Multiple pages missing, interrupts art and story.
  • Vol. 4 #3
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  • Vol. 15 #2
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  • Vol. 3 #5
    If Worlds of Science Fiction (1952 Pulp Digest) Vol. 3 #5

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    July 1954. Science fiction stories by James Blish, James Gunn, Robert F. Young, Ed M. Clinton Jr., Russ Winterbotham, E.G. von Wald, Kenneth O'Hara, and Theodore R. Cogswell. Kelly Freas illustration. Cover by Ken Fagg. 5.25-in. x 7.5-in.; black and white; 120 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 5 #7
    Imagination (1950 Digest) Vol. 5 #7

    July, 1954 Volume 5, Issue 7. 5-3/8 in. x 7-5/8 in; black and white; 162 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 5 #7
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  • Vol. 8 #54
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  • Issue #56
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  • Issue #57
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  • Issue #6
    Jace Pearson of the Texas Rangers (1953) 6
  • Issue #18
    Jesse James (1950 Avon) 18
    • Oxidation.

    Jesse James stars in "Gunplay at Gallatin" (reprinted from issue 5; art by Joe Kubert); Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders star in "Men of the West" and "The Battle of San Juan Hill"; and Sharp and Flat star in "Swing Your Partner" (art by Rudy Palais). Everett Raymond Kinstler art. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #84
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 84

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    Cover by Ham Fisher (credited). Stories and art by Al Capp (credited as Ham Fisher) and Bob Powell. Ham Fisher's comic-strip boxer has adventures both inside and outside the ring. Joe Palooka meets hillbilly strongman Big Leviticus, a prototype for the future "L'il Abner" comic strip by Ham Fisher's assistant, Al Capp. Plus solo stories featuring Little Max and Humphrey. The Big Leviticus Fight; Little Max: Sherlock Max; Little Max: The Big Kicker; Knobby's Golf Bet; The Big Problem; Humphrey Throws the Bull; Humphrey's in a Hole. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Journey into Fear (1951) 20

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    Masters of the Dead; Rocks Hudson smuggles jewels in the bodies of cadavers that he turns into zombies once they enter the U.S.A. The Avenging Ghost; A sword killer is hanged and buried in quicklime; He is not dead but is severely disfigured by the lime. Terror Take All text story. Partners in Horror; A man is confronted by the personification of death and agrees to marry her in exchange for prolonging his life. Body and Ghoul; A man harnesses the power of thought control, thus gaining the ability to change his appearance. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Journey into Unknown Worlds (1951 2nd Series) 29

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    Cover pencils by Carl Burgos, inks by Sol Brodsky. The Man Who Wouldn't Talk!, art by Paul Reinman. World Within a World text story. Werewolf Tale to End All Werewolf Tales!, art by Paul Hodge; A male and female werewolf reveal themselves to each other in a cabin in the North country. Of Royal Blood!, art by Tony Mortellaro; A man demands that his daughter marry into royalty and finds his perfect suitor in Count... Dracula. Third Grave on the Right, art by Al Eadeh. The Heritage!, art by Gene Colan. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #64
    Justice Traps the Guilty (1947) 64
    • Extensive accumulation of damages.

    Cover by Marvin Stein. Art by Marvin Stein and Mort Meskin. Pioneering crime comic Justice Traps the Guilty was produced by the studio of comics legends Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, creators of Captain America. An amnesiac ex-ganglord returns to his old haunts, and cops and crooks alike think he's back to make a power grab. A seemingly innocuous farmer has a dark secret. A hood pulls a double-cross on his partners once too often. Gangland Regime; The Gentleman Farmer; The Big Break; Closeups; Double-Crosser! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Katy Keene (1949-61) 17
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #B01433-011
  • Issue #39
    Kid Colt Outlaw (1948) 39

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    Cover art by Russ Heath. "And Sudden Death!", art by Jack Keller; Kid Colt is riding across the range and comes across a new settlement and remarks how fast the west is expanding; Not far away is a group of Comanches who have noticed the new settlement and decide to go in and talk to the settlers about sharing their hunting grounds in order to maintain peace. "A Thousand Sinners," art by Jack Keller; Kid Colt is riding along the range when someone tries to take a shot at him; Kid Colt sneaks around and finds that the shooter is a young man and quickly shoots his guns out of the young man's hands; Kid Colt confronts the boy and learns that he is Greg Peterson, and he took a shot at Kid Colt to prove himself to the leader of his gang Jack Brent so he can be a great outlaw. "A Brave Comes Home" text story. "El Dorado!", art by Syd Shores; At is medical practice, Dr. Matthew Masters is about to close up for the day when suddenly an old man stumbles in with a gunshot wound; The old man tells him that he has discovered a mountain made of gold and was shot by a man named Yates who sought to claim the gold himself; The old man warns Masters that the mountain is cursed and tells him where to find it. "The Lawmakers," art by Jack Keller; Chuck Grimes has been forcing local ranchers to pay him protection money; He is currently roughing up a rancher named Foster and forces him to sign off his property; Recovering at his home, Foster is visited by his friend Kid Colt who learns about Grimes plans, and suddenly Grimes comes to get his payment, Kid Colt decides to deal with him. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #40
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  • Issue #48
    Kilroys (1947) 48

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    Stories by Dan Gordon and others. Art by Dan Gordon and others. The Kilroys (Americas Funniest Family!) combined the family humor of the then-new sitcom format with Archie-style teen hijinks featuring Katie, Natch, and pal Solid Jackson. A robbery scene being filmed at the Sweet Tooth soda shop gets complicated when real robbers show up; The Kilroys dream house in the country is next door to an insane asylum; Ollie takes a super-strength pill to impress Nancy and learns the sad truth about performance-enhancing drugs. 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. Lights, Camera, Action!; Permanently Yours!; Ollie; A-Haunting We Will Go!; Three Cheers for Romance!; The Brain; Lend Me Your Pencil! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #49
    Lash Larue Western (1949 Fawcett/Charlton) 49

    2 Lash LaRue stories, plus Young Falcon back-up. Dick Giordano cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Lassie (1950) 17

    Painted cover art by Morris Gollub. Facts about the Harpy Eagle, the Howler Monkey, the Peccary, the Capybara, and the Hoactzin. The Jungle Princess, pencils by John Lehti; Lassie helps a jaguar cub and makes friends with his wounded mother Cheena. Illegal trapper Roderico tries to capture both. Lassie Collars a Thief, pencils by John Lehti; On the way to New York Gerry and Rocky buy a new collar for Lassie which is to be engraved by senhor Emile, a jeweler. He has other plans. The Mercy Mission, pencils by John Lehti; Lassie and Timbu round up a herd of cattle for senhor Rovera, but Timbu gets hurt by an alligator. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #40
    Leave It to Binky (1948) 40

    Cover art by Bob Oksner. Don't Give Fire A Place to Start! public service announcement with Superboy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. Wow, Binky! What's That?, art by Bob Oksner; What a knight for a costume party. Untitled story, art by Bob Oksner; Binky wants to be a judge. Untitled story, art by Owen Fitzgerald; Liz and Freddie go to see the fishes at the Natural History Museum. Untitled story; Binky is sent to pick up a chicken. Untitled Mr. Toastmaster text story, art by Raymond Perry. Untitled story; Binky writes poetry. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #94
    Lil Abner (1947) 94
    Published Jul 1954 by Harvey.
    • 4 1/2" cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.

    Stories and art by Al Capp and Art Helfant. Cover by Al Capp. Reprints of Al Capp's famed comic-strip masterpiece, featuring hillbilly hero Li'l Abner, his love Daisy Mae, and the citizens of Dogpatch, USA. Famous ladies' man Adam Lazonga returns to Dogpatch to pass on his secrets of love to his hand-picked successor... Tiny Yokum. The Six Lessons of Adam Lazonga!; Patrick OReilly; Death in the Garage; Gramp; Fat Stuff and Happy Hobo. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Linda (1954) 2
    Published Jul 1954 by Ajax.

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    Teen comedy in the style of Archie, right down to the logo font. Linda becomes involved in the disappearance of desserts. Linda tries to keep up with the latest 1950s fashions. Linda's pursuit of a boy takes her to new heights - airborne, in fact. Stolen Sweets, or The Adventure of the Pilfered Pastry; The Secret Sachems; Fashion Follies; No Other Loves; Air Romance or "Romance In the Air." 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Little Dot (1953 1st Series) 6

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    Richie Rich, Little Lotta, and Little Dot all on cover (1st Richie Rich cover). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #73
    Little Lulu (1948 Dell/Gold Key) 73
    • 1/2" spine split from top.
    • Interior complete. Extensive accumulation of damages.

    Cover art by John Stanley. Two Is a Crowd; Tubby is hanging around when Lulu is about to go out and buy an ice cream cone. Wrong Number; Tubby thinks a spaceman is in Lulu's house. The Smokers; All the kids get sick after they take a puff on Lulu's pop's cigar. Breakfast In Bed; Lulu gets Annie's father to cook breakfast in bed for Lulu's mother. Tubby's Guest; Tubby is not happy when Chubby stays overnight. All scripts and pencils by John Stanley, inks by Irving Tripp. Two-page text story, Lulus Diry ("Diary"). 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Lone Eagle (1954) 2
    Published Jul 1954 by Ajax.

    Western adventure featuring Native American hero Lone Eagle. Caught in a bear trap and armed with only a knife, Hopping Beaver must battle a bear. Fear No Fire earns his name after being drugged by a treacherous rival and taken for dead. Lone Eagle tries to persuade his tribe not to attack the new railroad locomotive. Fangs of the Wild!; The Iron Trail!; Swift Rider: Rattlesnake Law!; Manhunt; Flame of Fury! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #73
    Lone Ranger (1948 Dell) 73

    Painted cover art by Hank Hartman. The Overplay, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Tom Gill; Coy Harper uses a Mexican bandit to lure the Sheriff into an ambush so that he can run the town of Bovorado. The Rich Tenderfoot, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Tom Gill; A rich easterner sends his spoiled son to work on Silas Kilby's ranch. Trader's Cargo, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Tom Gill; Pedro the Mexican pretends to sleep in the plaza so that he can spy for a gang of robbers. The Tainted Meal, script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Jon Small; Canuga, a jealous Shoshone brave, pays village sorcerer Black Heel to frame Young Hawk and Little Buck with some tainted meat. Promo for subscriptions to Dell Lone Ranger comics; Premium is an American flag ring. Ad in comic form for Wheaties breakfast cereal featuring Cleveland Indians baseball player Al Rosen. Based on the popular Western TV series. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Lone Ranger's Famous Horse Hi-Yo Silver (1952) 11

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    "Silver Plays a Waiting Game," "The Flags of Victory," and "The Otter Slide." Painted cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Lone Rider (1951) 20

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