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Comic books August 1954

  • Vol. 31 #4
    44 Western Magazine (1937-1954 Popular Publications) Vol. 31 #4

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  • Issue #195
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 195
    Published Aug 1954 by DC.

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    Cover art by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye. Lois Lane – Wanted starring Superman, script by William Woolfolk, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. The Safari of Young Janu starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The Time Vault World starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. The Counterfeit Vigilante, art by Howard Sherman. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 128 #2
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular) Vol. 128 #2

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  • Issue #203
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 203
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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Uncle Superboy, art by John Sikela; Superboy is a camp counselor. Tips on Summer Fun! starring Peter Porkchops, script by Jack Schiff, art by Rube Grossman. The Shark with the Human Brain starring Aquaman, script by Jack Miller, art by Ramona Fradon. Shorty humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Candid Camera Crime starring Johnny Quick, script by Otto Binder, art by Ralph Mayo. Congo Bill #1 house ad, art by Nick Cardy. The Puzzle of the Five Queens starring Green Arrow, script by Bill Finger, art by George Papp. 44 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #58
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 58

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    3-D effect cover and stories: "Dead Man's Gold," "The Man Who Died Laughing," "The Clasp Knife," "The Last Bars," "The Plague Ship," and "The Crime Machine." Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Cover by Harry Lazarus. Stories by Harry Lazarus, Pete Riss, and Robert Sale. 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 #28
    Adventures of Bob Hope (1950) 28

    Cover by Owen Fitzgerald. Written by Cal Howard, Martin Naydel, Henry Boltinoff and unknown. Art by Owen Fitzgerald, Martin Naydel, Henry Boltinoff, Bob Oksner and unknown. Bob Hope, America's favorite funnyman, stars in an untitled 3-part story by Cal Howard and Owen Fitzgerald. Plus: Teen Teaser activity page by Martin Naydel; Honey in Hollywood 1-pager by Henry Boltinoff; Pinkie 1-pager; A Bit of Disc and Data article; and Kitty Karr back-up story, with art by Bob Oksner. 40 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis (1952) 15

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    Written by unknown. Art by unknown. Cover by Owen Fitzgerald? Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis star in a 3-part untitled tale! Plus: Teen Teasers activity half-pager; Datewise 2-pager "Sports Lines!"; Honey in Hollywood untitled half-pager by Henry Boltinoff; Twisting the Dial text piece "Meet Jack Larson"; and Kitty Karr untitled back-up story. 40 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (1952) 16
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1497656013

    "The Floating Big Top!" While aboard a circus boat, Rex rescues Danny Dennis from a potentially fatal accident on a daring high-wire act. In addition, Rex uses fire to battle a bunch of animals. Also includes: "Monkey Sees, Monkey Does!" (starring Detective Chimp); "The Day the Sun Vanished"; and "Clever Canines." Script by Robert Kanigher and John Broome, pencils by Gil Kane and Carmine Infantino, inks by Bernard Sachs. Cover by Kane and Sachs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    All American Men of War (1952) 12
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1333260004

    Edited by Whitney Ellsworth and Robert Kanigher. Cover by Jerry Grandenetti. Stories by Causin, Gil Kane, Sam Burlockoff, Robert Stuart, Irwin Hasen, Bill Woolfolk, and Russ Heath. Adventure tales of war and the military, including some humor—go into combat with All American Men of War! 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    All True Detective Cases (1954) 4
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    • Staple rust and migration. Water damage.

    Reprints from "Gangsters and Gun Molls (1951) #2. "Edna Murray, The Kissing Bandit," "Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow," "The Wild Genna Brothers," and "The Case of the Emerald Robbery" (with art by Jack Kamen). Two page text story, "Habit Traps a Killer." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Andy Panda (1953 Dell) 26

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    Walter Lantz' Andy Panda. Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Featuring four untitled tales, plus 1-page untitled stories on the inside front cover and the back cover! Starring Andy Panda and Charlie Chicken! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Approved Comics (1954) 11

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  • Issue #12
    Approved Comics (1954) 12

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  • Issue #69
    Archie (1943) 69
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    • 6" cumulative spine split from top of comic.
  • Vol. 339 #2
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 339 #2

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  • Issue #3
    Arrowhead (1954) 3

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    3 Arrowhead stories (art by Joe Sinnott) and "The Saga of Chief Little Wolf" (art by Jack Katz). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #34
    Astonishing (1951) 34

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    Cover art by Joe Maneely. Knockout, art by Paul Reinman; A crooked boxing promoter meets his end when the ghost of a fighter he set up ties him up in rope and stuffs him into the gym's punching bag. The Tomb!, art by Myron Fass; A woman excavating a tomb attempts to eliminate her rival by using dynamite but the explosion blinds her. The Slave-Driver, art by Al Carreno; A sea captain that is set adrift after his crew mutinies comes ashore on an island where a plantation owner makes a slave out of him. Transformation!, art by Ed Moline; A gangster doesn't get the results he wants when he threatens a plastic surgeon to repair his acid-scarred face and the doctor remakes his face to resemble a woman's. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 53 #6
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Vol. 53 #6

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    Aug 1954. Volume 53, Issue 6 - 1st printing. Science fiction stories by Mark Clifton and Frank Riley, Tom Godwin, Lester del Rey, H.B. Fyfe, and H.W. Johnson. Illustrations by Freas and Orban. Article on interstellar flight (part 2). Cover by Frank Kelly Freas. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.75-in.; 168 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #48
    Authentic Science Fiction (1951-1957 Hamilton & Co.) 48

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  • Issue #85
    Batman (1940) 85
    Tags: Batman
    Published Aug 1954 by DC.
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    Cover pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Stan Kaye. Tips on Summer Fun! public service announcement with Peter Porkchops, script by Jack Schiff, art by Rube Grossman. "Batman--Clown of Crime!", script by David Vern, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; During a tussle with the Joker, the pair step under and are bathed in "epsilon rays," which have the effect of transferring the personality on one person to that of the other. "The Guardian of the Bat-Signal!", script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Charles Paris; A long-time veteran of the Gotham City Police Department is about to be retired, when Batman suggests that he be put in charge of the Bat-Signal. Batman Whirly-word Game activity page by Martin Naydel. Two-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. Wanted For Murder: Insect X article by Jack Miller. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Costume of Doom!", pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Stan Kaye; When Vicki arranges a photo shoot of all Batman impersonators, one of them is shot and attempts are made on many others, including Bruce Wayne. 44 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Battlefront (1952 Atlas) 22

    "Ploesti" (art by Gene Colan), "Der Tag," Teddy Roosevelt & His Rough Riders in "Remember the Maine" (art by Joe Maneely), "Darkness" (art by Al Gordon), and a two-page text story, "2-Man Patrol." Joe Maneely cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    Big Town (1951) 28

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    Based on the TV and radio show of the same name, Big Town lasted 50 issues. This installment includes the following: "The Crime Patrol!" (Steve, Harry, Hack, and Lorelei investigate multiple cases of arsony); "The Billion Dollar Captive"; and "The 3-Ring Murder Case!" Scripts John Broom, pencils by Manny Stallman, inks by John Giunta. Cover by Gil Kane and Joe Giella. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #51
    Black Cat Mystery (1951 Harvey) 51

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    Nostrand art Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Black Magic Vol. 5 (1954) 1

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    Cover by Jack Kirby. Art by Ernie Schroeder, Mort Meskin, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Captain America creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby present their own contribution to the horror comics trend of the 1950s, featuring tales of ghosts and the paranormal. Issue # 31 on cover; listed as Vol. 5, issue #1 in indicia. A deformed man is the object of cruel attention. Alien insects conquer Earth and find humans particularly delicious. A man is discovered running with a wolf pack. Gargoyle; A Dish of Jello; Slaughter-House!; The Half-Men!; Three Million Bucks; Hungry as a Wolf! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #79
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 79
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    Blackhawk stars in "The Monstrous Destroyer Drill," "The Wolf-Pack," and "The Human Bomb." Chop Chop back-up story. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #69
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 69

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  • Vol. 99 #4
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Vol. 99 #4

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  • Vol. 1 #8
    Bold Magazine (1954 Pocket Magazines) Vol. 1 #8

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    Volume 1, Issue 8 - August 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 #3
    Broadway Hollywood Blackouts (1954) 3

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  • Issue #3
    Bughouse (1954) 3
    Published Aug 1954 by Ajax.

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    Stories by unknown. Art by Iger Shop and unknown. Featuring: "The Late-Late-Late-Late Show"; "Mr. and Mrs. South, or -- Look, You'all -- No Head!"; "Captain Kiddeo, Space Bum" (art by Iger Shop); and "The Trans-Continental"! Plus: 2-page text story "Crazy Mixed Up Kids!" 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Bulls Eye (1954) 1
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    • Sun fading.

    Cover by Jack Kirby. Written by unknown. Art by Jack Kirby and John Prentice. He never misses! Featuring: Bulls Eye Chapter 1 "The Boy"; Bulls Eye Chapter 2 "The Youth" (with splash panel by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon?); and Bulls Eye Chapter 3 "The Man" (with splash panel by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon?). Plus: 1-page text stories "The Outlaw" and "Stagecoach Incident," and two Zany 1-page fillers by Art Gates? 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Buster Bear (1953) 5

    Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Featuring Buster Bear in: "Water on the Brain"; "Aged in the Woods"; and "Gone to the Dogs"! Plus: Buzzy Rabbit in "Buzzy's Busy Butler" co-starring Humphries and J.B. Whiphand. Also: Buster Bunny in "Scrambled Eggs" co-starring Wilbur. And: Rollo Raccoon in an untitled reprint story co-starring Picklefoot Pig and Rufus Rabbit. Plus: Honey-lover Bear in 1-page text story "Honey-lover Bear's Escape" co-starring Micky Monkey. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #58
    Buzzy (1944) 58
    Tags: Archie
    Published Aug 1954 by DC.
  • Issue #23
    Casper the Friendly Ghost (1952 2nd Series Harvey) 23

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  • Vol. 2 #5
    Cavalier (1952-1992 Fawcett-DuGent) Vol. 2 #5

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    Volume 2, Issue 5 - August 1954. Men's interest magazine featuring War, Hunting, and Adventure stories, along with cartoons, and in later issues Pictorials. This issue features "The Judas Hour" by Howard Hunt! 8 1/2-in. x 11-in. 90 Pages B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 1 #5
    Celebrity (1954 Magnum Publications) Vol. 1 #5

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    Volume 1, issue 5 - August 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 #15
    Cinderella Love (1950) 15

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  • Issue #22
    Cisco Kid (1951 Dell) 22
    Published Aug 1954 by Dell.

    Painted Cover. Stories by unknown. Art by Bob Jenney. Featuring the tales "The River Boat Bandit" and "The Lost Canyon"! Also: the 1-page text article "The Vaquero's Lariat" on the inside front cover! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #511
    Classics Illustrated Junior (1953 - 1971 1st Print) 511

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    Painted cover art by Dik Browne. "Puss in Boots," script by Charles Perrault (adapted from his original story), art by William A. Walsh; A cat helps a poor miller's son attain wealth and the hand of a princess in marriage after defeating a wicked magician. "The Fox and the Stork," script by Aesop (adapted from his original story), art by William A. Walsh; A fox thinks it a great joke to serve a stork dinner in a flat dish but the stork turns the tables by serving the fox dinner in a tall, narrow vase; "If you can't take a joke, don't make one," the stork remarks. "There Was a Crooked Man," art by Alex A. Blum; Nursery rhyme about a crooked man finding a crooked sixpence. Article about the platypus, art by William A. Walsh. Puss in Boots pinup on the back cover by William A. Walsh. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #511
    Classics Illustrated Junior (1953 - 1971 Reprint) 511

    Puss in Boots. NOTE: We do not currently differentiate between HRN 576 copies and other HRN #'s of Classics Illustrated Junior reprints. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #1
    Clutching Hand, The (1954) 1

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    Cover by Ken Bald. Edited by Norman Fruman. Art by Paul Gustavson, Harry Lazarus, John Rosenberger, Sheldon Moldoff, Ed Good, and Kenneth Landau. A pre-Code horror comic in the vein of the famous EC horror comics, but the stories are a good deal less grisly. A gambler in debt to gangsters tries to trick his parents into giving him money with a fake kidnapping and wax body parts; A greedy native-art exporter steals the wrong shrunken heads; Two strange deaths occur at a carnival, leaving police mystified. Includes words like Shock! and Terror! on the cover, in a font very similar to the EC horror comics it imitates. The Real McCoy; Flowering Death!; The Tiny Heads!; Yawning Graves; Death of a Doll!; Vampires? Dont Make Me Laugh!; The Trainer. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Combat Casey (1952) 17
    Published Aug 1954 by Atlas.

    3 untitled Combat Casey stories (art on all by Robert Q. Sale). Back-up story, "Dudley the Demon" (art by Bill Savage) and a two-page text story, "Up From the Ranks." Russ Heath cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Combat Kelly (1951 Atlas) 23
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    Three untitled Combat Kelly stories (all art by Dave Berg), plus "From Cookin' to Combat!" (art by Mort Lawrence). Two-page text story, "Army-Navy Team." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #99
    Comics on Parade (1938) 99
  • Issue #1
    Commander Battle and the Atomic Sub (1954) 1
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    • 7 1/2" Spine split (glued).Glue along spine.

    Stories by Richard E. Hughes. Art by Sheldon Moldoff. Cover by Ogden Whitney. The crew of an atomic-powered submarine roams the seas, battling threats to American naval supremacy. Commander Bill Battle, Doc Blake, Champ Ruggles, and Tony Gardello become The Atomic Commandos, sea-going adventurers assigned to battle a secret new threat to American security. Hostile flying saucers attacking the U.S. turn out to originate from neither outer space nor Soviet Russia, but from the undersea kingdom of Atlantis! 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. Atomic Sub; What Do You Know About Torpedoes?; Nothing Ever Happens! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #52
    Confessions of the Lovelorn (1954) 52

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  • Issue #50
    Cowboy Western Comics (1948) 50

    Giordano-Alascia cover. Contains original and reprinted material as noted. In order of appearance: "Golden Arrow, Where Death Rode the Range"; "No Chance!" art by Dick Giordano and Vince Alascia; "The Action Packed Story of Wild Bill Hickok" reprinted from Cowboy Western Comics (1948) #20; "Young Falcon, Death By-Passed" reprinted from Real Western Hero (1948) #75; "Whitey Whisker, The Get-Rich-Quick Scheme" and "Jesse James" reprinted from Cowboy Western Comics (1948) #20. "The Prince Albert Kid in Rustler's Roundup" text story. Indicia states "COWBOY WESTERN". 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Crime Suspenstories (1950-55 E.C. Comics) 24

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    "Double-Crossed" (script by Carl Wessler, art by Reed Crandall), "Crushed Ice" (script by Wessler, art by Jack Kamen), "Food For Thought" (script by Wessler, art by Joe Orlando), and "More Blessed To Give" (art by Barnard Krigstein). George Evans cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #45
    Dagwood Comics (1950) 45
  • Issue #11
    Danger (1952 Comic Media) 11
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    Final issue of the series. "Accomplice in Murder" (art by Don Heck), "Red Killers" (art by Pete Morisi), "Kill the Tiger" (art by Bill Discount), and "Escape to Death." Heck cover. Cover price $0.10.