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Comic books December 1954

  • Issue #108
    Prize Comics Western (1948) 108

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    Cover by John Severin. Art by Marvin Stein, Joe Gevanter, and John Severin. Prize's flagship Western title featured early art by John Severin and other greats who worked for EC in the following decade. American Eagle investigates a wagon train massacre tied to a lost mine and a mysterious medicine stick. The Lazo Kid confronts a larcenous ranch foreman and a cattle stampede. When a settler's son takes ill, American Eagle knows that only the Crow medicine man can save him. The Medicine Stick; Roundup; Stampede at Snake River; The Stench of Malice; Joe Pearce; Miracombos Magic. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    PS The Preventive Maintenance Monthly (1951) 21

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  • Issue #53
    Raccoon Kids, The (1954) 53
  • Vol. 65 #4
    Railroad Man's Magazine (1929 Frank A. Munsey/Popular/Carstens) 2nd Series Vol. 65 #4

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  • Vol. 188 #4
    Ranch Romances (1924-1968 Clayton/Warner/Best Books/Literary Enterprises/Popular) Pulp Vol. 188 #4

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  • Vol. 189 #1
    Ranch Romances (1924-1968 Clayton/Warner/Best Books/Literary Enterprises/Popular) Pulp Vol. 189 #1

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  • Vol. 5 #3
    Real (1952-1967 Excellent Publications) Vol. 5 #3

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  • Issue #65
    Real Love (1949-56 Ace) 65

    Photo cover. Contains original and reprinted material as noted. In order of appearance: "That Awful Night!"; "No Time for Romance" art by Louis Zansky, reprinted from Real Love (1949-56 Ace) #28; "Blind to His Tricks"; and "Mystery Girl" art by Al Hartley, reprinted from Glamorous Romances (1949) #42. "The Charm Corner: Stretch Your Way to Beauty, How to Express Yourself..." text article reprinted from "For Beauty's Sake..." in Revealing Romances (1949) #2, "Help Yourself to Allure..." in Love Experiences (1949) #15, and "Stretch Your Way to Beauty..." in Ten Story Love Vol. 32 (1953) #3. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #81
    Real Screen Comics (1945) 81

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  • Vol. 20 #4
    Real Western (1935-1960 Columbia Publications) Pulp Vol. 20 #4

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  • Issue #45
    Red Mask (1954) 45
    • Water damage. Centerfold detached.

    Stories by Gardner Fox and others. Art by Frank Bolle and Dick Ayers. Cover by Frank Bolle. Western adventure starring movie cowboy Tim Holt. Renegade warriors attack a stagecoach. The Ghost Rider's battle with evil magician Magico is preceded by an ad for a children's magic set. An impostor causes trouble for Redmask. Also featuring an ad for a glow-in-the-dark Ghost Rider scarf/mask for kids to wear. Stage to Devils Gap!; Magico Versus the Ghost Rider; The Other Red Mask!; The Outlaw Bronc! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #137
    Red Ryder Comics (1941) 137

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    Red Ryder in "Fatal Justice" and "The Mysterious Rustler." Little Beaver back-up story, "Monkey Shines." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Ringo Kid Western (1954 Atlas) 3
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1246830010
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Joe Maneely. Untitled story, art by Joe Maneely; Hearing Comanche war drums in the distance, Ringo Kid decides to investigate and learn what is going on; He questions the warrior beating the drums and learns that the Comanches are planning to go to war against their neighbors the Mandan people. Untitled story, art by Joe Maneely; During a meeting with his father, Cory Rand, the Ringo Kid and his father are forced to flee from the law cutting their visit short, but the two agree to meet at their usual spot; Not far away a lawyer named Clem Dugall looks over the land owned by Cory Rand, seeking to obtain the land Dugall cannot find a single law that will allow him to take the land from Rand until he sells it or he and his entire family was dead. "The Odds On Justice" text story, art by Allen Bellman. "The Tenderfoot," art by Paul Hodge. Untitled story; The Ringo Kid puts on a show for a bunch of local children, showing off the various tricks his horse Arab can do for them; He is also watched by a man named Brand Dillon and his men, Brand wishes to buy the Ringo Kid's horse and approaches him to make an offer; The Kid sends the children and then Ringo Kid refuses to sell his horse; Angered Brand pulls his guns and shoots off the Kid's had in an attempt to intimidate him. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #64
    Rocky Lane Western (1949) 64

    Slim Pickens appearance. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Romantic Story (1949) 27

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    Stories by unknown. Art by Leon Winik & Ray Osrin and unknown. Here are the living, breathing, vital true-to-life picture-stories in full color! Featuring: "Stolen Love"; "He Never Knew"; "Failure in Love"; and "My Mock Marriage"! Plus: 2-page text story "French Quarter Romance"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Rootie Kazootie (1954) 6
  • Issue #84
    Roy Rogers Comics (1948-61 (And Trigger, # 92 on) 84
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    "Cloudburst Gold" and "The Man Trap" (art on both by John Buscema). Chuckwagon Charley's Tales back-up story. Photo cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (1950) 5

    1954/1955 Yearly Adventures of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Rugged Action (1954) 1

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    "I Was a Prisoner of the Communists!" (art by Paul Reinman), "The Man-Eater!" (art by Vic Carrabotta), "Yellow," "Octopus!" (art by Jay Scott Pike), and a two-page text story, "A Beastly Game!" Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #41
    Sad Sack (1949) 41
    Published Dec 1954 by Harvey.

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  • Vol. 2 #6
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  • Issue #31
    Secret Hearts (1949) 31
    Published Dec 1954 by DC.

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  • Issue #23
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  • Vol. 1 #9
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    Volume 1, Issue 9 - December 1954. True Crime Digest magazine. This issue features a Gwen Caldwell Cover, A Hired Detective speaks about Paternity suits, and the Brando Story You Never Heard. 4-in. x 6-in., 64 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #18
    Shock Suspenstories (1952) 18

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    Final issue of the series. Cover art by George Evans. Cadillac Fever, script by Carl Wessler, art by George Evans; A poor girl knows her father will never be able to afford to buy a Cadillac, so she murders her mother and swears in court that the father did it, so after he is executed he gets his long sought after ride in a Cadillac hearse. The Trap, script by Carl Wessler, art by Jack Kamen; A husband is betrayed by his wife and funeral director when they plot to commit fraud to collect on his life insurance policy for his own murder. A Special Editorial text article by Albert B. Feldstein. Blowhard text story, script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Marie Severin. In The Bag, script by Carl Wessler, art by Bernard Krigstein; A cop kills a man with a bowling ball in a bag thinking it's a head. Rundown, script by Carl Wessler, art by Reed Crandall; A man commits murder attempting to acquire enough money to win back his wife's affections. One-page editorial about the attacks upon comics and the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency's investigation into the comic book industry. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 12 #2
    Sir! Magazine (1942) Vol. 12 #2

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  • Issue #195412
    Skating News 195412
    Skating News #195412
    Published Dec 1954 by RSROA.

    Official Magazine of the RSROA of America (Roller Skating Rink Operators Association of America). News, articles, competition results, and more. 8-5/8 in. x 11-3/4 in.; black and white; 24 pages on slick paper. Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 3 #4
    Smashing Detective Stories (1951-1956 Columbia Publications) Pulp Vol. 3 #4

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  • Issue #11
    Soldier and Marine Comics Vol. 1 (1954) 11

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  • Issue #14
    Space Adventures (1952 1st series) 14

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    Blue Beetle stars in "The Perils of Blue Beetle!" Also in this issue: "The New Look" (art by Seymour Moskowitz) and Joan Mason, Reporter in "Reproduction of Terror." Blue Beetle cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 2 #2
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  • Vol. 1 #5
    Sport Life (1954-1957 Select Publications) Vol. 1 #5

    Volume 1, Issue 5 - December 1954. Cover by Paul Rabut. Men's interest magazine focusing on hunting, fishing, and fitness articles. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 98 pages, B&W Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 5 #12
    Stag Magazine (1949-1994) Vol. 5 #12

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  • Issue #28
    Star Spangled War Stories (1952 DC #3-204) 28
    • 1/2" cumulative spine split.

    Cover art by Jerry Grandenetti. Tank Duel, script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Jerry Grandenetti, inks by Joe Giella. The Man Who Owned No-Man's Land, script by France Herron, art by Murphy Anderson. The Glass Hero, script by France Herron, pencils by Mort Drucker, inks by Bernard Sachs. General Mud humor story, script by Lee Goldsmith, art by Mort Meskin. Humor page with Private Pete by Henry Boltinoff. Humor page with Shorty by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #40
    Straight Arrow (1950) 40

    Art by Bob Powell and Fred Meagher. Cover by Fred Meagher. Rancher Steve Adams, a Comanche raised by white settlers, has a secret identity as the warrior Straight Arrow, a hero who first appeared on a popular radio show. Straight Arrow seeks the truth about the return of long-dead Spanish conquistadors; A boastful Cheyenne gets himself and Red Hawk into trouble; Even Packy doesn't understand why Straight Arrow would save outlaws who tried to kill him. Secret of the Spanish Specters; The Executioners of Straight Arrow!; Red Hawk: Two Guards for Death!; The Haunted Village. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #51
    Strange Adventures (1950 1st Series) 51

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    "The Man Who Stole the Air" (art by Sy Barry, 6 pages), "Warning From Another World," "The Amazing Secret of Jules Verne" (pencils by Gil Kane, 6 pages), and "The Metal That Mastered Men!" (pencils by Carmine Infantino). Superboy is featured in a one-page public service announcement, "Know Your Country." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 33

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    "A Giant There Was!" with art by Pete Tomlinson; "The Schemers!" with art by Paul Reinman; "Step Lively, Please"; "The Spy"; "What Is It?"; and a two-page text story, "Haunted Man." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    Sub-Mariner Comics (1941) 37

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  • Issue #55
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  • Issue #59
    Super Duck Comics (1945) 59

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  • Issue #37
    Superboy (1949-1979 1st Series DC) 37

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Sy Barry. "The Three Who Defied Death!" starring Superboy and Lana Lang, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan; Superboy helps three brothers complete dangerous jobs to pay for their mother's operation, and trips up a crook at the same time. Bebe humor page by Henry Boltinoff. "Clark Kent, Prisoner!" starring Superboy and Lana Lang, art by John Sikela; Clark Kent is kidnapped and held prisoner by a gang of crooks whom he believes have discovered his Superboy identity. Shorty humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Varsity Vic humor half-page by Henry Boltinoff. Sport Snaps half-page about hockey by Martin Naydel. "Thaddeus Lang, Genius!" starring Superboy, Jonathan Kent, Thaddeus Lang, Prof. Lang, Mrs. Lang, and Martha Kent, pencils by Curt Swan; After the Langs leave town to tend to Sarah's ailing sister, Prof. Lang's half-brother Thaddeus blows into town and proceeds to swindle all the Smallvillians he can find, until Superboy intervenes in his schemes. 44 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1953-1ST
    Superboy Annual HC (1953) UK 1953-1ST

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    1st printing. 1953-54 Edition. British DC reprints bound into an annual X-Mas Annual. The Adventures of Superman when he was a Boy. Hardcover, cloth-bound spine, 7 1/2-in. x 10 1/2-in., 192 pages, B&W

  • Issue #1954-1ST
    Superboy Annual HC (1953) UK 1954-1ST

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    1st printing. 1954-55 Edition. British DC reprints bound into an annual X-Mas Annual. New Exploits of Superman when he was a Boy. Hardcover, cloth-bound spine, 7 1/2-in. x 10 1/2-in., 192 pages, B&W

  • Issue #2
    Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (1954) 2
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    • Tape reinforcing cover and first wrap along spine.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan. The Flying Jimmy Olsen!, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Ray Burnley; Jimmy drinks a special potion from another world and gains the ability to fly; He uses this ability to put on a one-man show for a circus. Peg humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Hide and Seek Mystery!, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Ray Burnley; Jimmy figures out where the Purple Gang has hidden the uncut diamonds they stole. The Superman Word Hunt puzzle page. Little Pete humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Jimmy Olsen, Superman's Ex-Pal!, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Ray Burnley; Crooks dress up as Superman to "guard" wealthy people for a small fee. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Sweethearts Vol. 2 (1954-1973) 27

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    "You Can't Forget Yesterday"; Vivians father gives her some rental properties to manage, and she discovers childhood friend Hank lives in one of them with his family; They fall in love, and Vivian offers to let Hanks family live rent-free while he finishes law school. "My Secret Sin!", pencils by Matt Baker (as John Baker), inks by Ray Osrin; Jean is left alone while her fiancé Ken works on his masters degree; She begins dating Nicky and breaks up with Ken when he finds out. Jean then realizes she doesnt love Nicky. "And Be My Love" text story. "New Secretary Wanted" text story. "Night of Retribution!", art by Bernard Baily; Secretary Claire intends to marry wealthy Fred, but dates Chuck and Roger in the meantime; Roger becomes angry when he catches Claire with Chuck; Claire breaks up a romance between co-workers Frank and Nina, and Nina vows revenge. "My Brief Encounter!", pencils by Leon Winik, inks by Ray Osrin; On a cross-country train trip to meet her fiancé Julius, Sylvia is captivated by Cardini, a handsome stranger; Shes rescued by the police, who explain that Cardini is a serial killer. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    T-Man (1951) 20
    Published Dec 1954 by Quality.

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  • Issue #45
    Tales from the Crypt (1950 E.C. Comics) 45

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    Cover by Jack Davis. "Telescope," script by Carl Wessler, art by Jack Davis; A man and a rat from a ship wreck wash up on an island and eye each other warily as the only food source available. "The Substitute," script by Carl Wessler, art by Jack Kamen; A man assumes that the body of the governor of the penal colony he is a prisoner in will be sent back to Paris, so he kills him with a poisoned dart from a blowgun and makes plans to switch places with his body in the casket. "Squeeze Play" text story. "Murder Dream," script by Carl Wessler, art by Bernard Krigstein; A maniac ax-murderer assumes his victim's identity in his dreams until he is compelled to return to the scene of the crime to murder the victim's wife as well. "The Switch," script by Carl Wessler, art by Graham Ingels; An old millionaire falls in love with a young woman but he doesn't want her to marry him for his money so he tells her he's poor. One-page editorial on the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency investigation into the comic industry. Two-page montage of the EC office with caricatures of the artists by Marie Severin. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #63
    Tarzan (1948-1972 Dell/Gold Key) 63
    • Staple rust.
    • 5" Cumulative spine split. Cover and centerfold detached at one staple.

    Painted cover art by Morris Gollub. "Tarzan and the Lost Eagle," script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Jesse Marsh; A new giant golden eagle, Aiglon, escapes from his perch with Boy on his back; The bird flies to Pal-ul-don; Tarzan and Argus follow; Tarzan finds Boy working with a lost prospector, Chet Harper; In order to get Harper and his gold out of Pal-ul-don, Tarzan first takes him to Cathne. "The Canoe Safari," script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Russ Manning; Rescuing a young wouman whose safari has betrayed her, Tarzan and Boy use a group of hippopotamuses to prevent the safari from pursing them. "The Song" text story starring Mabu. Untitled Brothers of the Spear story, script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Russ Manning; The brothers are attacked by warriors from Obelo, whom they outwit with camouflage. Tarzan's World illustration by Jesse Marsh. Tarzan's Friends illustration by Jesse Marsh. Block City ad with Alan Ladd. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 4 #35
    Tarzan Adventures (1953 Westworld) UK Vol. 4 #35
    • Staple rust/rust migration.

    Weekly U.K. comic featuring Edgar Rice Burroughs' famous hero. Tarzan by Bob Lubbers, reprinting daily comic strips. 24 Pages B&W Colorized Lex Barker Movie Cover.

  • Vol. 4 #36
    Tarzan Adventures (1953 Westworld) UK Vol. 4 #36

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    Weekly U.K. comic featuring Edgar Rice Burroughs' famous hero. Tarzan by Rex Maxon, reprinting daily comic strips. 24 Pages B&W Colorized Lex Barker Movie Cover. Jane Dies.