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Comic books December 1954

  • Vol. 9 #1
    5 Western Novels Magazine (1949-1954 Standard Magazines) Pulp Vol. 9 #1

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  • Issue #65
    Ace Malloy of the Special Squadron (1952-1954 Arnold Book Company) 65

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    Art by Dudley Page. 24 pages.

  • Issue #199
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 199
    Published Dec 1954 by DC.
    • 4" Tear in front cover.

    Cover art by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye. The Phantom Superman starring Lex Luthor, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. The Interplanetary Bank starring Tommy Tomorrow, art by Jim Mooney. The School for Hunters starring Congo Bill, script by Jack Miller, art by Ed Smalle. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Dec 1954
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular) Pulp Dec 1954

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  • Issue #207
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 207
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #0796437007

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Ray Burnley. Smallville's Worst Athlete starring Superboy, art by John Sikela; Timothy Marker wants to play football, but hes an awful athlete. Know Your Country public service announcement starring Superboy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. The Courtship of Tubby Watts starring Johnny Quick, art by Ralph Mayo. Varsity Vic humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Green Arrow in Wonderoland, art by George Papp. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #0
    Adventures for Boys (1954) 0

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  • Issue #30
    Adventures of Bob Hope (1950) 30
    • 1 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Staple rust. Cover detached at one staple. Water damage.

    Cover art by Owen Fitzgerald. Bob's Disappearing Act Part 1, art by Owen Fitgerald; Bob gets involved with a girl who has a magic act and they end up in India with a Maharaja. Bob's Dsappearing Act Part 2. Bob's Disappearing Act Part 3. Video Laffs half-pager by Harry Lampert. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (1952) 18
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    "The Secret of the Vanishing Island!" As a mysterious island sinks into the ocean, Rex rescues a stranded Major and Danny Dennis. Rex also assists in destroying an evil idol. Also includes: "The Case of Bobo's Bankbook!" (starring Detective Chimp); "Everglades Swamp-Trap!"; and "Prehistoric Dogs." 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.

  • Vol. 43 #3
    Air Trails Hobbies for Young Men (1954-1955 Street and Smith) Vol. 43 #3

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  • Issue #16
    All American Men of War (1952) 16

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    "The Flying Jeep," "The Stand-Still Soldier," "Unfinished Battle" (pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito), and "Floating Outpost!" Superboy stars in a one-page public servicea nnouncement, "Know Your Country." Edited by Whitney Ellsworth and Robert Kanigher. Cover by Jerry Grandenetti. Stories by Robert Kanigher, Irv Novick, Lee Goldsmith, Jerry Grandenetti, Henry Boltinoff, Ed Herron, Ross Andru, and Mike Esposito. 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. 10 #1
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  • Vol. 11 #3
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  • Issue #31
    Amazing Stories (1950-1955 Pulp) UK Edition 31

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  • Issue #22
    American Crime Magazine (1953-1955 Jatkins Publishing) Pulp 22

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  • Issue #28
    Andy Panda (1953 Dell) 28

    Walter Lantz' Andy Panda. Stories by unknown. Pencils by Ken Champin and Dick Hall. Featuring the tales "Mystery ship," "Kings of the high wire," "The social (sea) lion" and an untitled story, plus an untitled 1-page story on the inside front cover! Starring Andy Panda, Charlie Chicken, Farmer Henry Brown, Fatso (Fatty) Pig, Billy Goat and Dandy Gander! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #5
    Animal Life Magazine (1953 Animal Life Publications) Vol. 1 #5

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    Volume 1, Issue 5 - December 1954. Men's interest Magazine focusing on Hunting and Animal stories and articles. This issue features "Killers in Africa!" and "Your Cat Has a History!". 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 66 pages, Text, with B&W images through out Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #11
    Apache Kid (1950) 11

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    Apache Kid in "The Human Sacrifice" (art by Joe Maneely), "Spurs West," and "The Rails of Death." Red Hawkins back-up story, "The Wild Beast." Two-page text story, "Across the Street." Russ Heath cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #71
    Archie (1943) 71
    • 1" Spine split from top.
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    • 2-1/2" spine split from top of comic. Cover detached at one staple.

    "Drown and Out"; Archie gets a job as a lifeguard; Betty pretends to be drowning in order for Archie to rescue her, but she overdoes the hugging in the water and Archie has to sock her to get them to shore. "Pranks For the Memory"; Jughead gets hit on the head by a baseball and apparently has temporary amnesia. "Change Your Oil!"; Archie asks the pharmacist to fill a prescription; The prescription is mostly castor oil. "Backfield in Emotion"; The girls are upset that the boys signed up for football and won't date them as much. Archie's Pals 'n' Gals Annual ad. "A Shorts Story"; The boys are wearing Bermuda shorts to school, much to Miss Grundy's displeasure. "Snow Use" text story. "Rags to Riches"; Wilbur and Red sneak into the exclusive Westfield Country Club to go swimming on a hot day. "Missile-Man"; Archie makes a homemade boomerang; It almost hits Mr. Lodge, who tries to get rid of it by throwing it away, which doesn't work. "Pair of Spectacles"; Moose has a part in the school play that requires him to have bad eyesight except when wearing glasses; He's having trouble remembering that, so Betty and Veronica tell him to stay in character until the next rehearsal. Archie's Joke Book ad. Archie Club ad. "Dragnut!"; Everywhere he turns, Mr. Weatherbee is faced with students singing the "Grabnet" [Dragnet] theme song or using versions of the show's catch phrases ("Just the facts, ma'am," etc.), which is driving him crazy. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 1
    • 4" spine split from bottom.
    • 3" cumulative spine split.

    Archies Christmas Stocking Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #1-35C
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 1-35C

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    $.35 cover price variant. Archies Christmas Stocking Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 339 #6
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 339 #6

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  • Vol. 6 #6
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  • Issue #36
    Astonishing (1951-1957 Marvel/Atlas) 36
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1216272004
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    • Cover detached at one staple. 2" spine split below top staple.

    Greed!, art by Pete Tumlinson; A researcher receives telepathic signals from evil Martians, now long dead, who want him to build a machine that will allow them to cross space and conquer Earth. The Snowman!, art by Dave Berg; Two explorers determined to find the Abominable Snowman revert to savage ways to ensure that only one of them makes the discovery. The Man Who Melted!, art by Al Eadeh; An alien from Jupiter dresses as a caveman in order to capture an Earth specimen in ice. No Feelings!, art by Paul Reinman. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 10 #12
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  • Vol. 54 #4
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 54 #4

    Dec 1954. Volume 54, Issue 4 - 1st printing. Science fiction stories by Frank Herbert, Raymond F. Jones, Rex Jatko, J. Anthony Ferlaine, and M.C. Pease. Illustrations by Freas and van Dongen. Article on visual perception. Cover by Chesley Bonestell. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.75-in.; 168 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #2
    Astron (1964) fanzine 2

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    Science Fiction fanzine edited by Bob Davenport and Dwain Kaiser. Includes fiction, poetry, reviews, and articles. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 24 pages, black and white. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #52
    Authentic Science Fiction (1951-1957 Hamilton & Co.) 52
  • Issue #88
    Batman (1940) 88
    Tags: Batman
    Published Dec 1954 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • Scratching to front and back of slab.
    • Label #0127136018
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    • 3.5" cumulative spine split. Water damage.
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    • Lateral spine tears, damage to first wrap. Photocopy reproduction front cover included (unattached).

    Cover pencils by Win Mortimer and Sheldon Moldoff (figure of boy), inks by Win Mortimer and Charles Paris (figure of boy). "The Mystery of the Four Batmen!", script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; The Batman and Robin board a cruise ship at sea, the Vardonic, in order to track down an accomplish of a gang operating in Gotham City. One-page Movie Mirth story by Harry Lampert. "Three Letters To Batman!", pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; When loot from a crime mysteriously disappears, a series of letters arrive to the Caped Crusaders, and Robin succeeds in tracking down the letter writer: Batman himself! Half-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. One-page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Case of the Harmless Crackpots" text story by Jack Miller (as Joe Maloney), art by Raymond Perry. "The Son of Batman!", pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; While impersonating Batman to impress his son, ex-con Ed Wilson is shot and gravely wounded; To protect Tommy, his son, and his father's image, Batman impersonates Wilson and eventually saves the boy from the Garver gang. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
    Battle (1951 Atlas) 35
    Published Dec 1954 by Atlas.

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    "Supplies From Nowhere" (art by Russ Heath), "The Wolf and the Shark" (art by Bill Everett), "Carthage" (art by Gene Colan), "Flak" (art by Vic Carrabotta), and a two-page text story, "Surrender." Heath cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Battle Action (1952) 14
    Published Dec 1954 by Atlas.

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    "The Town" (art by Russ Heath), "21 Days" (art by Syd Shores), "Anthem," "The Serbs" (art by Dick Ayers), and a two-page text story, "The Signal." Heath cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Battlefront (1952 Atlas) 26

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    "The Enemy!" (art by Joe Maneely), "Africa," "Rifleman," "Kiska" (art by Joe Sinnott), and a two-page text story, "The Builders." Russ Heath cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #854
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    Published 1954 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #855
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    Published 1954 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #856
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    Published 1954 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #857
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    Published 1954 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Vol. 1 #2
    Behind the Scene (1954-1957 J.B. Publishing) Magazine Vol. 1 #2

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  • Vol. 4 #6
    Best Western (1951-1957 Stadium) 2nd Series Vol. 4 #6

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  • Issue #26
    Billy the Kid Adventure Magazine (1950) 26
    • Staple rust. Rust migration.
  • Issue #53
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 53

    Stories and art by Bill Walton and Allan Bellman. Masked like the Lone Ranger or Zorro, Black Diamond fights for justice in the West, aided by his sidekick Bumper and his status as a federal marshal. Black Diamond and Bumper track an outlaw gang to their secret hideout on an island in a lake. Buck Roper and Hotfoot investigate after a robbery of the rodeo payroll turns to murder. Red Fire is abducted while investigating the disappearance of the town's neighboring tribe. Black Diamond: Terror Island; Buck Roper: Rodeo Payroll Murder; Western Lore; Too Young to Die; Red Fire: Fight for Life. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 5 #3
    Black Magic (1950-1961 Prize/Crestwood) Vol. 5 #3

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    Cover by Jack Kirby. Art by Bernard Baily, 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 # 33 on cover; listed as Vol. 5, issue #3 in indicia. Nuclear tests create a mutant shark as smart as a human, as divers are horrified to discover. An undead she-creature stalks fugitives from justice on a remote island. Vampires awaken, and they're hungry. Lone Shark!; The Strangest Facts; Apprentice; This Time You'll Die!; Wake up the Dead!; The Ring; Mister Tree. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #83
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 83

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    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: "Hammer and Sickle" by Dick Wood, Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera; "Trapped In the Kremlin" by Wood, Dillin and Cuidera; and "The Magnetic Mountain" with art by Dillin and Cuidera. Plus: Chop Chop in an untitled back-up story by Paul Gustavson, reprinted from issue #53. And: 1-page text story "Amateur Red Killer"! 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #73
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 73

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  • Dec 1954
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp Dec 1954

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  • Vol. 1 #12
    Bold Magazine (1954 Pocket Magazines) Vol. 1 #12
    • Centerfold detached.

    Volume 1, Issue 12 - December 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 #106
    Boy Comics (1942) 106

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Al Wenzel, Carl Hubbell, Ben Brown, Ralph Mayo 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. At a joust for a medieval charity fair, someone switches Crimebuster's lance with a real one and tries to frame him for attempted murder. Sniffer and Iron Jaw stage fake prize fights with stand-in champs, until the real champion boxers show up to give them what for. A traffic accident leads Crimebuster to a fugitive killer, featuring a wrist-mounted gun apparently of Charles Biro's design. Crimebuster: Robin Hood Lives Again; Behind the Clown's Laugh; Sniffer and Iron Jaw: Unfortunate Fortune; Crimebuster: Mr. Judge and Jury; Rocky X: Never Kick a Quiz Kid. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
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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. 51 #6
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  • Vol. 11 #4
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  • Issue #3
    Bulls Eye (1954) 3

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    Cover by Jack Kirby. Written by unknown. Art by Jack Kirby, John Prentice and Leonard Starr. Western sharpshooter! Featuring: Bulls Eye tales "Devil Bird" (with art by Jack Kirby), "On Target" (2-page origin with art by Kirby and John Prentice) and "Ghosts of Dead Center" (with art by Kirby). Plus: "The Adventures of Sheriff Shorty" (with art by Leonard Starr), and 1-page text stories "Tough" and "Showdown"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Buster Bear (1953) 7

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    Stories by unknown. Art by Ellis Chambers and unknown. Featuring Buster Bear in "Aerial Acrobatics" co-starring Cholly Chipmunk. Plus: 1-page illustrated poem "Joanne"; Boston Bunny in an untitled reprint story co-starring Sergeant Mutt, Gwendolyn, Percy, Aubrey and Cecil; 2-page reprint illustrated poem "Jack in the Pulpit"; "Sliver O' Timber the Pirate Puppet!" co-starring Prof. Munchen, Herman, Officer Fogerty and Bill; King Louie in 1-page untitled reprint story co-starring Marmaduke Mouse; Marmaduke Mouse and King Louie in 1-page text story "Louie Learns a Lesson"; and Rollo Raccoon in an untitled reprint story co-starring Picklefoot Pig and Rufus Rabbit (art by Ellis Chambers). 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.