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Comic books October 1954

  • Issue #71
    1000 Jokes Magazine (1938-1968 Dell) 71

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    Jackie Gleason caricature cover by Rowland B. Wilson. Humor magazine featuring humorous essays, short satires, cartoons and light verse. Jackie Gleason vacation interview. Art by Henry Boltinoff, Bob Barnes, George Wolfe, and others. Saddle Stitched, 8 1/2- x 10 1/2-in, 52 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #6

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    5-in. x 7 1/2-in., 100 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #197
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 197
    Published Oct 1954 by DC.

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    Cover art by Al Plastino. The Stolen 'S' Shirts starring Superman, script by Bill Finger, art by Al Plastino. The Chimp Who Became a King starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The Masked Gladiator starring Vigilante, art by Howard Sherman. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 2 #5

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    Volume 2, Issue 5 - October, 1954. Tabloid magazine filled with stories about romance, divorce, corruption, crime, and society. Softcover magazine, 8.5" x 10.5", 82 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 128 #3
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular/New Publications) Pulp/Magazine Vol. 128 #3


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    Reprint of Talbot Mundy's Soul of a Regiment. Also an article with behind-the-scenes photographs on filming 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea movie. 8 1/4-in. x 11 1/4-in., 80 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #205
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 205

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Journey of the Second Superboy!, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Sy Barry; another boy arrives in Smallville in a rocket. The Emperor of the Sea! starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. Congo Bill #2 ad, art by Nick Cardy. Little Pete humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Million-Dollar Photograph! starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Adventures of Bob Hope (1950) 29

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    Cover by Owen Fitzgerald. Written by Cal Howard and Henry Boltinoff. Art by Owen Fitzgerald and Henry Boltinoff. Bob Hope, America's favorite funnyman, plays tour guide in an untitled 3-part story by Cal Howard and Owen Fitzgerald. Plus: Honey in Hollywood half-pager by Henry Boltinoff; Peg 1-pager by Boltinoff; and A Bit of Disc and Data article. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis (1952) 16

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    Written by unknown. Art by unknown. Cover by Owen Fitzgerald? Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis go on vacation in a 3-part untitled tale! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (1952) 17

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    "Sir Rex?Four-Footed Knight!" Major Dennis, Danny Dennis, and Rex are in a plane crash that transports them back in time to England, where they battle to save a princess. Also includes: "The Case of the Suspicious Signature" (starring Detective Chimp); "The Secret of the Scorching Sands!"; and "Pampered Pooches." Script by Robert Kanigher and John Broome, pencils by Gil Kane and Carmine Infantino, inks by Sy Barry. Cover by Kane and Bernard Sachs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 43 #1

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  • Issue #14
    All American Men of War (1952) 14
    • 1" Spine split from bottom.
    • Water damage.

    "Pigeon Boss," "Booby Trap Island," "Battle Carnival" (art by Russ Heath), and "The Soldier and the Tiger!" Full-page ad for Our Fighting Forces 1. Edited by Whitney Ellsworth and Robert Kanigher. Cover by Irv Novick. Stories by Ed Herron, Ross Andru, Mike Esposito, Irwin Hasen, Ed Herron, George Papp, Causin, Russ Heath, and Sam Burlockoff. Adventure tales of war and the military, including some humor—go into combat with All American Men of War! 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 9 #6
    Amateur Screen and Photography (1945-1958 Camerarts) Vol. 9 #6

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  • Issue #14
    Amazing Ghost Stories (1954 St. John) 14

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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Everett Raymond Kinstler, Ed Goldfarb, and Robert Baer. Numbering continues from Nightmare (1953 St. John) #13. Classic pre-Code horror from St. John. Edgar Allan Poe's tale of torture and madness, The Pit and the Pendulum, is adapted by comics legend Everett Raymond Kinstler. A mermaid rescued from the ocean has a taste for human flesh. In two separate stories, dolls and a statue come to horrific life. Plus an article about poltergeists. Cover by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. The Death Dolls; The Devil from the Deep; Ghosts with a Sense of Humor; An Eye for an Eye; Dream Girl; The Pit and the Pendulum. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Amazing Stories (1950-1955 Pulp) UK Edition 30

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  • Issue #20

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    Monthly magazine focusing on human interest stories, social issues and fiction. 8 1/2-in. x 11 1/2-in., 140 pages, full color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #27
    Andy Panda (1953-1962 Dell) 27

    Walter Lantz' Andy Panda. Stories by Don R. Christensen and various. Art by Ken Champin and Lynn Karp. Featuring the tale "The Swamp Pirates," plus three untitled stories! Also has four untitled 1-page stories! Starring Andy Panda and Charlie Chicken! 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $20 VTG 1954 Golden Age Dell Comics Walter Lantz Andy Panda #27 F/VF Marching Band

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  • Vol. 1 #4
    Animal Life Magazine (1953 Animal Life Publications) Vol. 1 #4

    Volume 1, Issue 4 - October 1954. Men's interest Magazine focusing on Hunting and Animal stories and articles. This issue features "Tigrero!" and "Black Terror of the Jungle!". 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 66 pages, Text, with B&W images through out Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #70
    Archie (1943 Archie Comics) 70

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  • Vol. 339 #4
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 339 #4
  • Vol. 6 #4
    Art Photography (1949-1958) Magazine Vol. 6 #4


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    Marilyn Monroe photo cover and article.

    Volume 6, Issue 4 - October, 1954. Art Photography Magazine was a men's interest publication produced from July, 1949 to December, 1958 that focused heavily on photographing the nude female form, as well as a fair amount of "cheesecake" pin-up style photography. Included are articles on how to take better photographs, product reviews of different photography equipment, and diving deeper into what makes photography a legitimate form of art. 8.5" x 10.5", 52 pages, B&W. -MATURE READERS- Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #35
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 35
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #4027789002

    Cover art by Harry Anderson. Jessica!, art by Sid Greene; A young man invents a girlfriend for himself, but comes to regret it when he tells people he's meeting her that evening at the bridge, and a body is found floating in the river which matches his description of his girlfriend. The Dinner Guest, art by Don Perlin; A Soviet peasant feeds the local commissar to his zombie son. Collins Is In His Coffin!, art by Ed Winiarski; When a man is hanged on trumped charges in order for his neighbors to steal his land, he curses the area. Brother Vampire!, art by Al Eadeh; A man thinks that his Siamese twin is a vampire, but it turns out that the vampire just used his amnesia in order to hide in plain sight after using some plastic to connect the two of them. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 10 #10

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  • Vol. 54 #2
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp / Digest Vol. 54 #2


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    • Front cover detached 20%. Back cover detached 10%. Water damage: Slight. Staple rust: Slight.

    October 1954. Volume 54, Issue 2. Cover by Van Dongen. Science fiction stories by Poul Anderson ("The Big Rain"), Everett B. Cole, Walter L. Kleine, Edward Peattie, and Mark Clifton & Frank Riley ("They'd Rather Be Right" part 3 of 4). Illustrations by Freas, Shapiro, and van Dongen. Article by R. S. Richardson. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.75-in.; 168 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #50
    Authentic Science Fiction (1951-1957 Hamilton & Co.) 50

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  • Issue #87
    Batman (1940) 87
    Tags: Batman
    Published Oct 1954 by DC.

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    Cover by Win Mortimer. "Batman's Greatest Thrills!", script by Bill Woolfolk, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Stan Kaye; Batman is surprised and honored that a TV station is presenting his life story and recounting some of his greatest feats....until the Joker decides to break out of prison and do his own "honoring" of the Caped Crusader! School Blues! public service announcement with Buzzy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Synthetic Crime King!", pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Stan Kaye; A miffed college professor decides to get revenge on his former employer by creating what is believed to be a synthetic man and using him as a weapon, But Batman discovers that this creature is actually a human being used by Vilmer, stops Vilmer and restores the athlete to his former self. Batman Whirly-word Game activity page by Martin Naydel. One-page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "They Prove the Guilty Innocent" text story by Jack Miller. "Batman Falls in Love!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Stan Kaye; Batman is to guard a foreign model, whose life has been threatened by a smuggling ring; But Vicki Vale nearly messes everything up with her jealousy. 44 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $650 Batman 87 CGC 6.0 - OW/W - Joker and Vickie Vale appearance - DC Universe Coll

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  • Issue #33
    Battle (1951 Atlas) 33
    Published Oct 1954 by Atlas.

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    "Defense" (art by Joe Sinnott), "Gas!" (art by John Severin), "The Colonel," and "PT" (art by Gene Colan), plus a two-page text story, "The Hot Spot!" Joe Maneely cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Battlefront (1952 Atlas) 24

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    "Holed-Up" (art by Robert Q. Sale), "Maquis," "Antony" (art by Mort Lawrence), "They Shall Not Pass" (art by Gene Colan), and a two-page text story, "Sharpshooter." Joe Maneely cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #845

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  • Issue #846

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  • Issue #847

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  • Issue #848

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  • Issue #849

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  • Issue #13

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  • Issue #52
    Black Cat Mystery (1951-1963 Harvey) 52
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #2055589011
    • Consignment. 3% buyer's premium charged at checkout.
    • Cover detached at one staple and glued to first wrap.
    • Consignment. 3% buyer's premium charged at checkout. Graded by MCS, not consignor.
      Other items consigned by Bud Plant

    Stories and art by Bob Powell, Howard Nostrand, Rudy Palais, Manny Stallman, and Joe Certa. Former superhero comic Black Cat becomes a showcase for Harvey's unique brand of pre-Code horror. Sarah's uncle brings a macabre trophy back from India - a severed hand that grants wishes, in a pastiche of the horror classic "The Monkey's Paw." A wife-killer is pursued by the corpse of his victim. Halloween partiers are forced into a macabre scavenger hunt by a strange creature. Plus a vintage ad for a "Savage Australian Boomerang." Hand of the Yogi; Jack of Horror; Halloween Nightmare; Shadows on the Tomb; The Return of the Mummies; Mark of the Vampires. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Vol. 5 #2
    Black Magic (1950-1961 Prize/Crestwood) Vol. 5 #2

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    Cover art by Jack Kirby. Maniac!, art by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby; Tom Mason wanted nothing more than to protect his poor handicapped brother Harry. Facts on Witchcraft, art by Harry Lazarus. The Monsters, art by Bill Draut. It text story. The Little People, art by John Belfi. Welcome Home text story. The Devil Doll, pencils by Mort Meskin, inks by George Roussos. 36 pgs. $0.10. #32 on cover 32, Vol. 5 #2 inside. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #81
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 81
    • 1.5" Spine split from bottom. Cover coming loose 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 Monster Dynamo" by Dick Wood, Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera; "The Sea Monsters of Killer Shark" with art by Dillin and Cuidera; and "The Flying Flat-Top" with art by Dillin and Cuidera. Plus: Chop Chop in an untitled back-up story by Paul Gustavson, reprinted from issue #32 (with a page cut). And: 1-page text story "Tricks to All Trades"! 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $40 Blackhawk #81 Quality Comic 1954 Pre-Code Golden Age War Vintage Satan Cover 7
    $50 Blackhawk #81 Quality Comics 1954 FN- 5.5 pre-code war book

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  • Issue #779
    Blighty (1939-1959 City Magazines Ltd.) UK Magazine 779
    • Staple rust: Slight.
  • Issue #780
    Blighty (1939-1959 City Magazines Ltd.) UK Magazine 780


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    • Staple rust: Slight.
  • Issue #783
    Blighty (1939-1959 City Magazines Ltd.) UK Magazine 783


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  • Issue #71
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 71

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    36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 99 #6
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp / Magazine Vol. 99 #6

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  • Vol. 1 #10
    Bold Magazine (1954 Pocket Magazines) Vol. 1 #10

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    Volume 1, Issue 10 - October 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 #104
    Boy Comics (1942) 104

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Ben Brown, Al Wenzel 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. Sniffer gets talked into a charity boxing match against Iron Jaw, who, with his new face, has completed his transformation from menacing arch-villain to gruff comic foil. Crimebuster battles two desperate public enemies on a speeding train. Trouble threatens the maiden voyage of a monorail train (then still a new concept) across the Central American jungle. Crimebuster: Streetcar in the Jungle; How To Save a Life - the Hard Way; Sniffer and Iron Jaw: Boxing Boneheads; Crimebuster: The Innocent One; Rocky X: Looey, Looey, Who's Got the Looey? 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Breezy (1954 Humorama) Digest 5

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    A racy pageant of peppy cartoons, girls, and giggles. 98 pgs, B&W. 5 1/2" x 7 1/2". Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 2 #5

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    Volume 2, Issue 5 - October, 1954. Men's interest digest with stories of war, science, and crime, as well as many full pages dedicated to tasteful pin-up photography. Softcover Digest, 5" x 7.5", 130 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 51 #4

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  • Vol. 11 #3

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  • Issue #4
    Bughouse (1954) 4
    Published Oct 1954 by Ajax.

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    Stories by Iger Shop and unknown. Art by Iger Shop and unknown. Featuring: "The Inner Cell-fff!"; "One Way Ticket"; "Just Plain Bull"; and "The Diary of Zoo Zoo Gay Gone" (by Iger Shop). Plus: 2-page text story "Dig That Jolly Jungle!" 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Bulls Eye (1954) 2

    Cover by Jack Kirby. Written by unknown. Art by Jack Kirby, Bob McCarty and unknown. He never misses! Featuring: Bulls Eye tales "Trial by Fire," "Union Jack" (with art by Bob McCarty, and splash pencils by Jack Kirby) and "Grand Prize" (with art by Kirby). Plus: 2-page text story "The Indian and the White Man," and 1-page fillers "Hunting the Mountain Lion" and "Outlaws Anonymous"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.