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Comic books January 1955

  • Issue #28
    Abbott and Costello (1948 St. John) 28
  • Issue #200
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 200
    Published Jan 1955 by DC.

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Tests of a Warrior! starring Superman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. The Human Circus! starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. Bombo, Killer of the Jungle! starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #4
    Action-Packed Western (1954-1958 Columbia) 2nd Series Vol. 1 #4

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  • Issue #208
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 208
    • 3" cumulative spine split, cover detached.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Rip Van Winkle of Smallville starring Superboy, script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Bruno Premiani; inventor John Blair has an accident and goes into a coma for 20 years. The Mystery of the Aqua-Dolls starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. The Incredible Land of Yesteryear starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis (1952) 18

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    Cover art by Bob Oksner. Fun in France Part 1, art by Bob Oksner; A carnival balloon ride carries Dean and Jerry to France. Hollywood HA-Lights humor half-pager by Harry Lampert. Fun in France Part 2; Dean and Jerry disguise themselves as artists. Honey in Hollywood half-pager by Henry Boltinoff. Hands Up--Tips to Teens fact two-pager by Graham Place. Know Your Country public service announcement starring Superboy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. Fun in France Part 3. Radio Beams humor half-pager by Harry Lampert. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    All American Men of War (1952) 17
    • Mis-cut along right side edge.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
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    "Booby Trap Ridge," "Veteran Rookie," "Life of a Dog Tag," and "Frogman's Secret!" Edited by Whitney Ellsworth and Robert Kanigher. Cover by Jerry Grandenetti. Stories by Robert Kanigher, Ross Andru, Mike Esposito, Causin, Howard Purcell, Joe Giella, Henry Boltinoff, Irwin Hasen, Ed Herron, Mort Meskin, Bob Haney, Jerry Grandenetti, and Bernard Sachs. 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 #80
    All Star Western (1951) 80
    Published Jan 1955 by DC.

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    Edited by Julius Schwartz. Cover by Gil Kane and Joe Giella. Stories by John Reed, Gil Kane, Joe Giella, France Herron, Jerry Grandenetti, Julius Schwartz, Morris Waldinger, Tommy Nicolosi, John Broome, Irwin Hasen, Bernard Sachs, Robert Kanigher, Mort Drucker, and Sy Barry. Tales of the Old West starring such characters as the Trigger Twins, Strong Bow, Foley of the Fighting 5th, and Johnny Thunder. Ads for Superman #93, Adventures of Bob Hope #30, Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog #18, The Fox and the Crow #21. The White Indian Chief article by Jack Miller, art by Raymond Perry. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 29 #1
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Vol. 29 #1

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    Jan 1955. Science fiction stories by James Leland, Christopher Thames, Arnold Marmor, Ivar Jorgensen, Albert Moore, Mort Alymer, and Lysander Kemp. Cover by William Rembach. 5-1/2 in. x 7-1/2 in.; black and white; 128 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #29
    Andy Panda (1953 Dell) 29

    Walter Lantz' Andy Panda. Stories by Don R. Christensen and various. Art by Lynn Karp and John Carey. Featuring the tale "Timbernappers" and two untitled stories, plus 1-page untitled stories on the inside front cover, inside back cover and back cover! Starring Andy Panda, Charlie Chicken, Mr. Crosscut, Wedge, Quill, Candy (cousin of Andy Panda) and Mert Mervin! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 22
    • Cover detached at one staple. Water damage.

    "Spot Remover!", pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Betty saves up to buy an expensive designer gown, only to have Archie ridicule it. "Dress Mess," art by Samm Schwartz; Veronica gets humiliated at a dance. "Ignorance Is Bliss, script by Frank Doyle, art by Samm Schwartz; To occupy the attention of the boys, Veronica feigns ignorance about mistletoe. "Theory of Relativity," pencils by George Frese, inks by Joe Edwards; Betty tries to one up Veronica, who is bragging about her family lineage. "Dinner at Ate!", script by Frank Doyle, art by Harry Lucey; Betty sabotages Veronica's dinner plans with Archie by feeding him a huge meal before the date. "Ballet Ache!", pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Vincent DeCarlo; Betty feels she's unqualified for ballet. "House Party!", pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Betty schemes to get Archie to herself through a theme party. "Do Knit Disturb," script by Frank Doyle, art by Joe Edwards; Prof. Flutesnoot becomes convinced the package Betty and Veronica present to Mr. Weatherbee hides an explosive device. "Under Current," script and art by Joe Edwards; Wilbur attends swim practice. "Long Distance," pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica is scared by a mouse. "Gals 'n' Gags," art by Joe Edwards. "Date Service!", pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Vincent DeCarlo; Betty is so impressed by the TV repair man that she asks him out. "Wrapping It Up!", pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica needs Betty's help to wrap a gift. "Is My Face Red," art by Samm Schwartz; Betty finds that Veronica has been decorating something other than her Christmas tree. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #3
    Archie's Mechanics (1954) 3
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scratch on front of case
    • Label #1213088008
  • Vol. 340 #1
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 340 #1

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  • Vol. 54 #5
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Vol. 54 #5
    • 1/2" spine split from bottom.

    Jan 1955. Volume 54, Issue 5 - 1st printing. Science fiction stories by Walter M. Miller Jr., Chad Oliver, K. Houston Brunner, James E. Gunn, and Eric Frank Russell. Illustrations by Freas and van Dongen. Article on atomic jets. Cover by Frank Kelly Freas. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.75-in.; 168 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #11
    Atomic Mouse (1953 1st Series) 11

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    Cover and Atomic Mouse art by Al Fago. Contains funny animal stories. In order of appearance: "Guess-It Game, Part One"; "Atomic Mouse, Deep Sleep"; "Willie the Worm, Lighting Fast"; "Animal Quiz"; "Leon the Lyin' Lion", "Leon the Lyin' Lion"; "Benny Beaver Meets Ali Baba and the Forty Rat Thieves"; "Atomic Mouse"; "Tubby the Scout, Camping Out"; and "Guess-It Game, Part Two, Answers". "Backward Land" text story. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 37
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    • Cover and centerfold detached at one staple.
  • Issue #22
    Badge of Justice (1955) 22

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    Actually first issue from January 1955. Dick Giordano cover. Numbering continues from Crime and Justice (1951) #21. Contains original and reprinted material as noted. Contains crime stories. In order of appearance: "Crime Smasher, The Trapping of Public Enemy Number One!" reprinted from Crime Smasher (1948 Fawcett) #1; "Death by Gas!"; "The Houdini of Crime" reprinted from Down with Crime (1951) #1; and "Crime Tracks, How Criminals Are Trapped" reprinted from Lawbreakers! (1951) #3. "Postage Due" illustrated text storyreprinted from Blue Beetle (1939 Fox/Holyoke) #35. Numbering continues with Badge of Justice (1955) #2. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 24
    • Cover popped at both staples.

    The Sacred Fingers of Princess Thais, art by Jim McLaughlin; Jeweler Norton Cross is brought to Java by the beautiful sorceress Thai;. She sends him on a mission to reclaim three jade pieces; Norton kills for her and hopes to marry her. Scourge of the Scorpion Cult; Searching for a cure for scorpion's venom, Dr. Marston and "his lovely daughter Celia" run into a cult of scorpion people; Their leader wants to take Celia as his queen. The Phantom Snow Queen, art by Maurice Gutwirth and George Appel; Ski-jump sensation Irma Monroe has a vision of death the night before her fabulous nightly ski-jump at the New Hampshire Snowtop Lodge; She races to New York to see a psychiatrist about this; Meanwhile a skeletal phantom does all the work for her. The Menace That Stalked Brooding Cunliffe, art by Jim McLaughlin. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    Battle (1951 Atlas) 36
    Published Jan 1955 by Atlas.
    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing. Interrupts art and story. Wrap at centerfold detached. PRINTING ERROR. No original staples. Two staples added going through only last half of book.

    "The Trap of Colonel Huli," "Courage," "Tippecanoe" (art by Pete Tumlinson), "Campaign," and a two-page text story, "Escape!" Bill Everett art. John Severin cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Battle Cry (1952) 16
  • Issue #3
    Battle Ground (1954) 3

    "Nao Kung!" (art by Joe Maneely); "Sky Duel!" (art by Gene Colan); "Alfred the Great!" (art by Jack Katz); "Attack in the Alps!" (art by Dick Ayers); and a two-page text story, "The Prisoners." Russ Heath cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Battlefront (1952 Atlas) 27
    • Staple rust/migration.
    • Only one staple (manufacturing). Cover detached.

    "Battle Story" (art by Gene Colan), "Wake," "Caesar," "The Iron Wall" (art by Bob Forgione), and a two-page text story, "They Also Serve!" Russ Heath cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 13 #6
    Beauty Parade (1941-1956 Harrison Publications) Vol. 13 #6

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  • Issue #13
    Beware (1953 Trojan/Merit) 13
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    • Staple rust with migration. Mold.
  • Issue #30
    Beyond (1950 Ace) 30
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    Code of the Shadowmaster, art by Lou Cameron; Carnival silhouette artist Linc Mars learns to cut magic silhouettes from a burial sackcloth; He uses his abilities to amass riches. The Reluctant Ghost, art by Ken Rice; At a seance, three people command spirits from the beyond to supply them with beauty, knowledge and money. Slaves of the Undead Brain, art by Louis Zansky. The Spell of the Hypnotic Chord, pencils by Louis Zansky; Knife-throwing artist Zander is executed and swears revenge upon his judges. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 2 #4
    Beyond Fantasy Fiction (1953-1955 Galaxy Publishing) Vol. 2 #4

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    Volume 2, Issue 4 - January 1955. Fantasy anthology pulp magazine featuring "Stream of Consciousness" by Roy Hutchins. 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 160 pages, Text (with B&W illustrations throughout) Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #4-1ST
    Bible Story HC (1953-1957 By Arthur S. Maxwell) 4-1ST

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    Volume 4 - 1st printing. "Heroes and Heroines (From David's Victory Over Goliath tot he Dvision of Israel)!" Adapted by Arthur S. Maxwell. Art by Harry Anderson, Paul Remmey and Russell Harlan. The Bible Story is a series of easy to read and understand books featuring over 400 stories in 10 hardcover volumes covering the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Also including over 1,200 full color illustrations, this series is a wonderful look at the greatest story ever told and easily assessable by readers of all ages. Hardcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 192 pages, full color. All Ages

  • Issue #5-1ST
    Bible Story HC (1953-1957 By Arthur S. Maxwell) 5-1ST

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    Volume 5 - 1st printing. "Great Men of God (From Elijah to the Fall of Jerusalem)!" Adapted by Arthur S. Maxwell. Art by Harry Anderson, Paul Remmey and Russell Harlan. The Bible Story is a series of easy to read and understand books featuring over 400 stories in 10 hardcover volumes covering the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Also including over 1,200 full color illustrations, this series is a wonderful look at the greatest story ever told and easily assessable by readers of all ages. Hardcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 192 pages, full color. All Ages

  • Issue #6-1ST
    Bible Story HC (1953-1957 By Arthur S. Maxwell) 6-1ST

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    Volume 6 - 1st printing. "Struggles and Victories (From Daniel to Malachi)!" Adapted by Arthur S. Maxwell. Art by Harry Anderson, Paul Remmey and Russell Harlan. The Bible Story is a series of easy to read and understand books featuring over 400 stories in 10 hardcover volumes covering the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Also including over 1,200 full color illustrations, this series is a wonderful look at the greatest story ever told and easily assessable by readers of all ages. Hardcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 192 pages, full color. All Ages

  • Issue #1
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    UK Reprint

  • Issue #84
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 84
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    • 3 1/2" Cumulative spine split.

    Blackhawk stars in "The Dreaded Brain Beam," "The End of Blackhawk Island," and "The Race of Doom!" Chop Chop back-up story. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #74
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 74

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  • Vol. 100 #3
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Vol. 100 #3

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  • Issue #107
    Boy Comics (1942) 107

    C.B. in "The Big, Big Shot" and "Carrying the Grudge," Rocky X in "Yes Ma'am, General," plus "Happy Birthday, Dear Sniffer." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1A-1ST
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    Ballantine Books Edition - 1st printing. More enlightening than a night at the opera...More rewarding than a day at the races...more nourishing than animal crackers...and more nauseating than duck soup...THE BROTHERS MAD marx a new high for insanity! (And a new low for literary achievement). Softcover, 4-in. x 7-in., 192 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #40
    Bugs Bunny (1942 Dell/Gold Key) 40

    Bugs Bunny in "Fountain of Youth" and two untitled stories. Issue also has one-page gag strips. Back cover and inside front cover have one-page features which have Bugs Bunny showing readers how to do simple gags/tricks. No story/art credits given. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #52
    Candy (1947 Quality) 52

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    Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Candy in "Fur the Love O'Mink" co-starring Ted Dawson, Agnes O'Connor, Trish Traynor and Gladys Scriblit. Candy also stars in three untitled reprint stories. Plus: Jonesy in reprint story "The Fast Stepper" co-starring Jeepers, Linda Logan and Knuckles McMaul. Also: 1-page reprint text story "Nifty Gets the Prize" starring Nifty Wilson, Joyce Kramer, Rocky and Mr. Hart. And: Philbert in 1-page untitled reprint story co-starring Pete, Philbert's mother and Abigail Lane. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1-PHOTO
    Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion Photo (1955) Promo 1-PHOTO

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    Heinz Premium Promo for the "Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion" TV Show. Buster Crabbe as Captain Gallant B&W Matte Photo.

  • Issue #2-PHOTO
    Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion Photo (1955) Promo 2-PHOTO

    Heinz Premium Promo for the "Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion" TV Show. Cullen Crabbe as "Cuffy" B&W Matte Photo.

  • Issue #28
    Casper the Friendly Ghost (1952 2nd Series Harvey) 28
    • Full length spine split, both covers completely detached. INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing. Interrupts art and story.
  • Vol. 2 #4
    Celebrity (1954 Magnum Publications) Vol. 2 #4

    Volume 2, issue 4 - January 1955. 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 #1
    Classics Illustrated 124 The War of the Worlds (1955) 1

    The War of the Worlds, 1st Printing, Painted Cover. Art and cover by Lou Cameron. (HRN 125, with 1/55 date). Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #4
    Classics Illustrated 124 The War of the Worlds (1955) 4

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    The War of the Worlds, 4th Printing, Painted Cover. Art and cover by Lou Cameron. (HRN 148). Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #514
    Classics Illustrated Junior (1953 - 1971 1st Print) 514

    Painted cover art by Dik Browne (?). "The Steadfast Tin Soldier," script by Hans Christian Andersen (adapted from his original story), art by Dik Browne (?);After several dangerous adventures, a tin soldier is reunited with his sweetheart, a paper dancing doll. "The Actor and the Farmer," script by Aesop (adapted from his original story), art by Alex A. Blum; An actor and a farmer compete for a prize by imitating the cry of a pig. "Young Night Thought," script by Robert Louis Stevenson, art by Alex A. Blum; Poem from "A Child's Garden of Verses" about a youngster falling asleep. Article about the dingo, art by William A. Walsh. Steadfast Tin Soldier Pinup on the back cover. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #514
    Classics Illustrated Junior (1953 - 1971 Reprint) 514

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    The Steadfast Tin Soldier. Back-up story, "The Actor and the Farmer." NOTE: We do not currently differentiate between HRN 576 copies and other HRN #'s of Classics Illustrated Junior reprints. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #28
    Combat Kelly (1951 Atlas) 28
  • Issue #103
    Comics on Parade (1938) 103

    Nancy and Sluggo Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Complete Love Magazine Vol. 30 (1954) 6

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    Photo cover. Contains original and reprinted material as noted. In order of appearance: "She Kept Men Dangling"; "She Craved Excitement" reprinted from Glamorous Romances (1949) #41; "Whispers From the Past"; and "Out to Break Us Up" reprinted from Real Love (1949-56 Ace) #30 and from Love Experiences (1949) #12, and reprinted in Ten Story Love Vol. 36 (1955) #3. "For a More Glamorous You: You'll Be Alluring If...Are You a Good Blind Date?" text article reprinted from "Help Yourself To Allure..." in Love Experiences (1949) #17. Indicia states "Volume XXX, Number 6, #181. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 9 #4
    Complete Sports (1937-1955 Western Magazines) Vol. 9 #4

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  • Issue #67
    Confessions of the Lovelorn (1954) 67

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    "Heart's Dilemma," "Calculating Heart," "Love on the Shelf," "How to Find Your Mate," "Love Token," and "MIrror, Morror, on the Wall!" Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Congo Bill (1954 1st Series) 3
    • 2" cumulative spine split.

    "The Girl Who Loved Danger!" After experiencing a panther and a baboon in the wild, candy heiress Alva Matson decides that adventuring with Congo Bill is not her cup of tea. "Chota, Television Star!" Congo Bill dons an ape costume to teach Chota a lesson. Also includes: "The Man Who Hunted Congo Bill!" and "The Gentle Jungle Killers." Cover by Nick Cardy. Superboy stars in a one-page public service announcement, "Know Your Country!" Cover price $0.10.