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Comic books December 1954

  • Issue #25B
    Hand of Fate (1951 Ace) 25B
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #1273074005

    The Last Hiding Place starring Fate, art by Lou Cameron; Fate presents us with Madame Lizette and her carnival wax museum of unnatural history; Resorting to witchcraft, she breathes new life into a werewolf and a tiger woman. Rendezvous with the Phantom Gypsies, art by Ken Rice; A gypsy boy flees the orphanage he lives in and travels with a salesman to a gypsy camp. They witness a gypsy wedding; In an outburst of jealousy the salesman kills the groom and drives away, burning down the camp. The Witch's Wicked Words, art by Larry Woromay; Running from the police and his gangster friends, crook and murderer Louie Brink is sent back to the year 1450 through a time machine. When His Number's Up... starring Fate, art by Louis Zansky. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    Haunt of Fear (1950 E.C. Comics) 28
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    • Cover and centerfold detached at one staple. Half of back cover missing.

    Cover art by Graham Ingels. Notice of cancellation of New Trend titles. The Prude--The Witch's Cauldron!, script by Carl Wessler, art by Graham Ingels; A man in an adulterous relationship deals with the guilt of his mistresses' suicide by campaigning against all forms of public affection until he finally has a law passed requiring separate cemeteries for men and women. Numbskull--The Vault of Horror!, script by Carl Wessler, art by Bernard Krigstein; This story is told by the skull of a sadistic animal trapper in Africa who traps animals only in order to inflict pain on them before he kills them. A Collector's E.C. Check-List. Audition--Haunt of Fear, script by Carl Wessler, art by Jack Kamen. A Work of Art!--The Crypt of Terror, script by Carl Wessler, art by Jack Davis. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Haunted Thrills (1952) 18
    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #1996471004

    Pre-Code horror comics from Ajax-Farrell and their anonymous talents. A murdered animal trainer returns as a tiger to get revenge on her killer, in a story with multiple killings-by-tiger. Detective Bill White goes all Kolchak on a murderous demon called Kehama. A dead man's soul is judged by the afterlife to be completely neutral. Tiger - Tiger!; If I Should Die; The Ghost and the Gallows; Fanged Terror; Strange Spirits; No Place to Go. Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 2 #2
    He (1953-1959) Vol. 2 #2
    He (1953-1959) Vol. 2 #2
    Published Dec 1954 by UNKNOWN.

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  • Vol. 2 #2
    He the Magazine For Men (1953-1959 HE Publications) Vol. 2 #2

    Volume 2, Issue 2 - December 1954. Vintage Men's interest magazine focusing on sports, music, hunting, celebrities, models, and showgirls. 4-in. x 6-in., 68 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Heckle and Jeckle (1952 St. John/Pines) 20

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  • Issue #67
    Hello Buddies (1940's) 67

    Winter 1954. Humor Digest featuring jokes and cartoons for men. Denise Darcel Photo inside front cover. Cartoons by George Troop, Joe Buresch and Vic Martin. Softcover Digest, 5 1/4-in. x 7-in., 100 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #40
    Henry (1948 Dell) 40
    Published Dec 1954 by Dell.

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  • Issue #18
    Here's Howie Comics (1952) 18

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  • Issue #94
    Heroic Comics (1940) 94

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    Painted cover by Henry C. Kiefer. Stories and art by Frank Frazetta, H. G. Peters, Ed Moore, John Belfi, Bill Walton, Bill Ely, Matt Christopher and Sam Glanzman. Non-fiction comics featuring true tales of heroism from everyday people and courage on the battlefield. A teen saves a horse from drowning, featuring early art by fantasy and comics legend Frank Frazetta. A motorcycle cop saves a woman from being killed by a train. An early tech nerd uses his knowledge of radio and telephony to coordinate rescuers after a tornado. Cindy Is Saved; He's Her Hero; It Happened This Way; The Drag of Death; Trapped Twin; Level Headed Play Pal; Kid of the Week; Weak Ice; TV Tot; Jungle Cat; His Five Day Vigil; Rabid Dog; Doctor Acrobat; Highway Hero. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #34
    Hi-School Romance (1949) 34

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    Bob Powell art. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #96
    Hopalong Cassidy (1943 Fawcett/DC) 96

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    "Knights of the Range," "The Deputy From Bonanza Butte," and "Thunder Mountain Ambush!" Art by Gene Colan. William Boyd photo cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 33

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    Cover art by Ruben Moreira. "Mr. Misfortune!", art by John Prentice; A business scam is exposed to take over share-holder value. "The Girl from the Looking Glass!", art by Jim Mooney; A mystical brandy allows a man to look into a mirror and see the past; Stepping through it, he finds himself in 1602 London, seeing Shakespeare perform and attempting to help a woman in distress escape through time to his era. Half-page story "The Hand of Clay!" "The Tall Tale That Came True!", art by Bill Ely; A gangster surprises another gangster who thought the first one dead. "Mystery of the Mirages" text story by Jack E. Miller. One-page Professor Eureka story, art by Henry Boltinoff. "The Giant Out of Nowhere!", art by Ruben Moreira; Scientist Ray Stevens researches a mass hysteria phenomenon: dozens of people all hallucinated about a giant roaming through the city; All of these people were cured by "Handar the Hindu," a mysterious healer. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
    Howdy Doody (1950) 31
    Published Dec 1954 by Dell.
    • 1" spine split from bottom.
  • Issue #1
    Hunted Detective Story Magazine (1954-1956 Star Publications) 1

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  • Vol. 1 #2
    Hunting Adventures (1954-1957 Newsstand Publications) Vol. 1 #2

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  • Issue #7
    Ideal Romance (1954) 7

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  • Vol. 4 #4
    If Worlds of Science Fiction (1952 Pulp Digest) Vol. 4 #4

    December 1954. Cover by Anton Kurka. Stories: "The Jungle" by Charles Beaumont, "And Gone Tomorrow" by Andy Offutt (1st published work), "The Gun Runners" by Ralph Williams, "First Stage: Moon" by Dick Hetschel, "Elliptic Orbit" by Poul Anderson, "Community Property" by Alfred Coppel, "A Cold Night for Crying" by Milton Lesser, "Les Machines" by Joe Love. 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; black and white; 120 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 5 #12
    Imagination (1950 Digest) Vol. 5 #12

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    December 1954. Science fiction stories: "Revolt of the Outworlds" by Milton Lesser, "And All the Girls Were Nude" by Richard Magruder, "Strange Eden" by Philip K. Dick, "The Vegans Were Curious" by Winston Marks, "The Miracle of Dan O'Shaughnessy" by Even Hunter, and "Fish Fry" by Arnold Marmor. Illustrations by W.E. Terry. Cover by H.W. McCauley. 5-3/8 in. x 7-1/4 in; black and white; 128 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #16
    Indian Chief (1951) 16
    Published Dec 1954 by Dell.
    • Staple rust with migration.

    "Winter Hunt" text story, art by Tom Gill. "Indian Chief White Eagle: the Treacherous Mission," art by John Daly; Winnebagoes attack the Sioux, but they are supposed to be at peace; Gray Wolf asks for a peace powwow, but has evil plans. "Red Wing, Son of the Chief: the Raid," art by John Daly; Red Wing's friends are captured by the Hopi. Ad for a free pen for subscribing to Indian Chief. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Informer (1954) 5
    Published Dec 1954 by Feature.
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  • Vol. 1 #2
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    Volume 1, Issue 2 - December 1954. Celebrity gossip magazine. Cover feature on Frank Sinatra. Articles also look at England's juvenile delinquents known as "Teddy Boys" and the pitfalls of fame. 4-in. x 5 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #20
    Journey into Mystery (1952) 20
    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #0238078009
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    Cover art by Carl Burgos. "Quick-Change!", art by Pete Tumlinson; A guy in love with an evil woman tries to woo her with an amulet which changes him into legendary creatures but she steals it to commit robberies; After one success she realizes that she doesn't know any more legendary creatures so she rushes into the library with police right behind her. "The Man in Black!" text story. "After Man...What?", script by Paul S. Newman, art by Bob Powell; A man discovers that Starlings have actually come from the moon and are planning on displacing humans on Earth. "Hector!", art by John Tartaglione; A woman who has a robot servant for a husband is the envy of all the other neighborhood women. "The Messenger!", script by Paul S. Newman, art by Jack Abel; A warehouse employee from the future gets the foreman taken away as a mental case after he shows him impossible products. "The Crazy Car!", art by Bill Everett; When a stranger approaches Karl Baxter on the street and invites him to take a test drive in his car: a car that runs on no fuel of any kind, Karl decides to kill the old man and figure out a way to duplicate the engine in the car so that he can make a fortune....or so HE thinks! 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #32
    Journey into Unknown Worlds (1951 2nd Series) 32

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    Cover art by Harry Anderson. The Monstrous Marriage, art by Mort Lawrence; An evil woman's greed leads to her engagement with a faun. Path of Peril text story. Don't Touch!, art by Tony DiPreta; A man goes back in time and kills the earliest man in self-defense. Dream Girl!, art by Al Eadeh; A Martian Mata Hari plots to have Earth scientists sent to the booby hatch since she romances them, but without the special glasses she gives them, Martians are invisible to everyone else. Hunger Pains!, art by Myron Fass; When a fussy eater demands a "meal fit for the gods" he ascends Mt. Olympus at night where the gods devour him. The Miracle Man!, pencils by Mort Meskin, inks by George Roussos. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Jughead (1949 1st Series) 27

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    Cover by Samm Schwartz. "Weight For Me," art by Bill Vigoda; Jughead demonstrates to Archie, Reggie and Moose that brain is better than brawn. "Jet Repelled" text story starring Jughead. "Ill Will," art by Samm Schwartz; Jughead convinces Archie that Veronica is faking her claims of illness for sympathy. "Auctions Of Love"; Reggie tries to sabotage Archie's chances with Veronica at a picnic auction, but ends up sabotaging himself as well. "Mouse Tale," pencils by Bill Vigoda, inks by Terry Szenics; Jughead encounters a mouse in his kitchen. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Jungle Action (1954 Atlas) 2
    • Cover detached.

    Cover art by Joe Maneely. "Red Poison!", script by Don Rico, art by Joe Maneely; Lo-Zar investigates the poisoning of a local river and who may be behind it. "The Mystery of Kula Mountain!", script by Don Rico, art by John Romita. "Jungle Magic" text story. "Cry in the Night!" starring Man-Oo the Mighty, script by Don Rico, art by George Tuska. "The Flames of Terror!", script by Don Rico, art by Al Hartley; Kreitzer comes to Africa to research legends like Leopard Girl and the Flame Witch; His experiments resurrect the Witch, and Leopard Girl has to defeat her. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Jungle Jim (1954 Dell/Charlton) 3

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    See Four Color # 490 and 565 for the first two issues. "The Teakwood Elephants" and "The Wreckers." Art by John Prentice? Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #69
    Justice Traps the Guilty (1947) 69

    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. A poverty-stricken young man is recruited by a mob. Foreign agents try to sabotage a nuclear power plant by starting a forest fire. A reporter tries to prove that a suicide was actually murder, but first he must find the body. The Pawn!; Flames of Sabotage!; Find the Corpse!; Closeups; Clockwork; Small Town Cop! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #43
    Kid Colt Outlaw (1948) 43
    • Cover detached.
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    • Cover detached at one staple. Staple rust.

    3 untitled Kid Colt stories (art on all by Jack Keller) plus a Black Rider back-up, "The Meeting!" (art by Syd Shores). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Kit Carson (1950 Avon) 5

    Art by Carmine Infantino, H. W. Kiemle and Jimmy Thompson. Cover by Everett Raymond Kinstler. Issue #4 never saw print; this issue followed a three-year hiatus in the series. Stories inspired by the life of the famed frontier scout and other Western tales. Kit leads a trapper expedition into the dangerous Pacific Northwest, but soon learns the Natives arent the real danger; Pawnee Bill is targeted for death by Grey Wolf and his old enemies The Daltons. The backup story is a crime drama reprinted from Avons The Saint. The Doom Trail; Grey Wolf's Revenge; The Night Riders; The Imperfect Crime!; The Race-Track Rub-Out! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #52
    Lash Larue Western (1949 Fawcett/Charlton) 52

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  • Issue #66
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  • Issue #39
    Little Audrey #25-53 (1952 Harvey) 39
  • Issue #78
    Little Lulu (1948 Dell/Gold Key) 78
    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing, interrupts art and story. 3" Cumulative spine split.

    Fiddlin' Around; Lulu is afraid her father will spank her for breaking his pipe. Alvin's Voice; Lulu thinks she hears Alvin's voice in a suitcase. The Spider and the Million Cats; Tubby solves the case of how all the cats got into Lulu's pop's room. Ol' Witch Hazel and the Iron Door; Lulu tells Alvin about when Hazel tried to get the iron door open. Big Fish; Tubby borrows Wilbur's father's stuffed fish to help him sell worms. Two-page text story, Lulus Diry ("Diary"). 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #32
    Little Max (1949) 32
    Published Dec 1954 by Harvey.
  • Issue #78
    Lone Ranger (1948 Dell) 78
    • Staple rust. Rust migration.

    Painted cover art by Hank Hartman. Adventure at Rockpoint, art by Tom Gill; A bank employee is head of a gang that plans to rob a stagecoach of $10,000 in bank money. Moose Miller's Fall, art by Tom Gill; An old man's tall tale of helping the Lone Ranger comes true when killer "Moose" Miller breaks out of jail. Bearskin Sail, script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Jon Small; After tanning the skin of a bear Young Hawk killed, the two boys use it for a sail for their canoe; They sail down the river and at night their sail is taken for a Spirit Bear by enemy Sioux. Facts about Indian paddling techniques in a canoe. Ad in comic form for Block City and Brick Town building block sets by Tri-State Toys, starring Alan Ladd. Based on the popular Western TV series. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
    Long John Silver and the Pirates (1956) 31

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    "Evil Island," "The Crown of the Golden Boy," and "The Captain Was a Lady." Captain Kidd back-up story, "Scarlet Vengeance." Maurice Whitman cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #158
    Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (1941 Dell) 158
  • Issue #47
    Love Diary (1949-1955 Our Pub.) 47

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  • Issue #37
    Love Letters (1949) 37

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  • Issue #18
    Mad (1952 Comic 1-23) 18
    Published Dec 1954 by EC.
    • 1 3/4" Cumulative spine split.
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    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover by Harvey Kurtzman. Ad for Panic comic book. "Alice In Wonderland!", script by Lewis Carroll (original) and Harvey Kurtzman (adaptation), art by John Tenniel and Jack Davis; After Alice's adventures, her sister takes her to a psycho-analyst; A parody of parts of both Alice In Wonderland and Alice Through The Looking Glass, using some of the original John Tenniel illustrations as base drawings. "Howdy Dooit!", art by Bill Elder; Howdy hawks advertisers' wares while Buffalo Bill tries to keep the crowd in line... but fails; Parody of the Howdy Doody TV show. Ad for Piracy comic book. "Pot-Shot Pete," script and art by Harvey Kurtzman; Pete brings in the McYetnits against all odds. "Stalag 18!", art by Wally Wood; Stepton and Lt. Wunbar excape the stalag after finding a spy in the prisoners' ranks; Parody of movie Stalag 17. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 7 #6
    Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (1949-Present Mercury Publications) Pulp Vol. 7 #6

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    Cover by Chesley Bonestell. "Totem and Taboo" by Philip José Farmer and "The Father-Thing" by Philip K. Dick, plus more fantasy and science fiction stories by Robert Abernathy, Charles Webb, Saki, Edward Lee, Gordon R. Dickson, Francois Augustin Paradis De Moncrif, William Morrison, Robert Sherman Townes, Glen Henexson, and John Novotny. Softcover. 5.5-in. x 7.5-in. 128 newsprint pages, black and white (all text). Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 4 #12
    Male (1950-1981 Male Publishing Corp.) Vol. 4 #12

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    Volume 4, Issue 12 - December 1954. Adventure stories, articles and nude photos. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in. 98 Pages B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 1 #9
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    Volume 1, Issue 9 - December 1954. Men's interest magazine. Features articles on Marilyn Monroe's competition for Screen Queen around the world, America's Figure skaters, and the love life of Ingrid Bergman. 4-in. x 6-in., 64 pages, B&W Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 3 #2
    Man's Magazine (1952-1976) Vol. 3 #2

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  • Vol. 2 #10
    Manhunt (1953-1967 Eagle Publications) Pulp Vol. 2 #10

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  • Vol. 2 #11
    Manhunt (1953-1967 Eagle Publications) Pulp Vol. 2 #11

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  • Issue #10
    Marge's Tubby (1953) 10

    Issue features Tubby in "The Stamp Collector," "Sick Boy," "Dig That Cellar," "The Captured Flying Saucer," "A Gift for Gloria," and "Marilyn Muscle." Issue is all story, no advertisements and also has one-page gag strips. Story and art credits: unknown. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Marines in Battle (1954) 3

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    Iron Mike McGraw in an untitled story (art by Bob Forgione), "Okinawa!" (art by John Romita Sr.), "Privateer!" (art by John Forte), "Argonne!" (art by Robert Q. Sale), and a two-page text story, "Plan of Retreat." Russ Heath cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #129
    Marvel Tales (1949 Atlas) 129

    Cover art by Joe Maneely. You Can't Touch Bottom, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Frank Giacoia; A mysterious jacket has a spell on it that compels any who wear to stuff objects into the bottomless right pocket; A scientist figures he can get rich if he can figure out the secret of the other. Where There's a Will text story. The Assassin!, art by Vince Colletta. Dog-Gone!, art by Howie Post; A failed writer rescues a dog from an alley who turns out to be a better writer than he ever was. The Helping Hand!, pencils by Vernon Henkel; Big city crooks move out to a small town in order to avoid the law but are undone by snoopy neighbors. Just Suppose..., art by Tony Mortellaro; A writer finds an alien and makes a pet out of him, but when his fellows come for him, the tables are turned. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.