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Comic books March 1955

  • Issue #73
    1000 Jokes Magazine (1937-1968 Dell) 73

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    February-April, 1955. Humor magazine featuring humorous essays, short satires, cartoons and light verse. This Issue features Steve Allen. Saddle Stitched, 8 1/2- x 10 1/2-in, 48 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #29
    Abbott and Costello (1948 St. John) 29

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    Stories featuring the stage, radio, movie, and TV comedy team Abbott and Costello. This issue features "Two Knights in a Daze," "Seen But Not Heard," "Out in the Baa-aa-aad Land," "Second Childhood," and "Discover America." Issue also has "Hazy Daisy" and two-page text story "Chew-Chew, Baby." Story and art credits: unknown. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Aces High (1955 EC) 1
    Published Mar 1955 by EC.
    • 2.5" Cumulative spine split.

    Cover by George Evans. Stories by Carl Wessler and Irv Werstein. Art by Bernie Krigstein, George Evans, Jack Davis, and Wally Wood. As part of its New Direction line, EC presents tales of air combat in World Wars I and II. A WWI veteran tells his grandson about war and its consequences. The latest recruit to the 37th Aero Squadron, Pomeroy is shunned by the seasoned pilots until he gets a chance to prove his mettle. An air squadron's canine mascot becomes a reliable indicator of a pilot's survival. The Way it Was; The Stork with Talons; The Outsider; The Mascot; The New C.O. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #202
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 202
    Published Mar 1955 by DC.
    • 2 1/2" Cumulative spine split (taped).

    Cover pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. "Lois Lane's X-Ray Vision!", pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Lois Lane acquires a pair of specially-treated glasses that give her X-ray vision. "The Space Dragnet!", script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Tommy Tomorrow vs. Jon Crane. Shorty one-page story by Henry Boltinoff. Peg one-page story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Jungle Amusement Park!" starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #5
    Action-Packed Western (1954-1958 Columbia) Pulp 2nd Series Vol. 1 #5

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  • Issue #210
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 210

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Super-Dog from Krypton!, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Sy Barry; A super-powerful dog arrives in Smallville in a rocket complete with written records proving that he is baby Kal-El's puppy who Jor-El used as a test animal when developing his space rockets; Though happy to be reunited with his dog, Superboy needs to make sure that Krypto does not give away his secret identity several times before Krypto leaves for a romp in space. The First Undersea Newspaper starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. The Defeat of Green Arrow, art by George Papp. Two page text story, They're Striking it Rich Again. 36 pages, Full Color. NOTE: 1st appearance of Krypto the Super Dog. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 43 #6
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  • Issue #19
    All American Men of War (1952) 19
    • 2" cumulative spine split.

    "Torpedo Track" (art--pencils only?--by Carmine Infantino), "Battle Scout," "Unlucky Seven," and "Fighting Duck!" Edited by Whitney Ellsworth and Robert Kanigher. Cover by Jerry Grandenetti. Stories by Robert Kanigher, Irv Novick, Causin, Sam Burlockoff, Joe Giella, Arthur Peddy, David Kahn, 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.

  • Issue #81
    All Star Western (1951) 81
    Published Mar 1955 by DC.

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    Edited by Julius Schwartz. Cover by Gil Kane and Joe Giella. Stories by France Herron, Gil Kane, Joe Giella, France Herron, Jerry Grandenetti, Irwin Hasen, France Herron, Howard Sherman, Robert Kanigher, Mort Drucker, and Joe Giella. Tales of the Old West starring such characters as the Trigger Twins, Strong Bow, Foley of the Fighting 5th, and Johnny Thunder. Ad for My Greatest Adventure #1. The Phantom Gold Mine article by Jack Miller, art by Raymond Perry. Short account of the Graham-Tewksbury feud by Julius Schwartz, art by Morris Waldinger and Tommy Nicolosi. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    All True Romance (1948) 22

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  • Vol. 11 #4
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  • Vol. 29 #2
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 29 #2

    March 1955. Science fiction stories by Milton Lesser, Murray Leinster, Robert Bloch, Ivar Jorgensen, and John Toland. Cover by Edward Valigursky. 5-1/2 in. x 7-1/2 in.; black and white; 128 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #25
    American Crime Magazine (1953-1955 Jatkins Publishing) Pulp 25

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  • Vol. 340 #3
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 340 #3

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  • Vol. 2 #11
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  • Vol. 6 #9
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  • Vol. 11 #3
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  • Vol. 55 #1
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 55 #1

    Volume 55, Issue 1 - March, 1955. Science fiction stories by Mark Clifton, R.C. Noll, Eric Frank Russell, Lee Correy, H. Beam Piper, Sylvia Jacobs, and P. Schuyler Miller. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.75-in.; 162 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #38
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 38

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  • Issue #55
    Authentic Science Fiction (1951-1957 Hamilton & Co.) 55

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  • Issue #1
    Avenger, The (1955 ME) 1

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    Cover by Bob Powell. "The Fog Robbers," art by Dick Ayers; Introduction of The Avenger (Roger Wright) and his secretary Claire Farrow. "Death Has Three Faces," script by Paul S. Newman, art by Dick Ayers; When a guided atomic missile is lost in the mid-pacific waters it is up to The Avenger to recover it before the Russians do; Because of this adventure The Avenger contracts cancer. "The Red Hand of Terror!", art by Dick Ayers. "The Birth of the Avenger!", script by Paul S. Newman, art by Dick Ayers; Scientist Ralph Wright and his wife are kidnapped by Russian agents, wanting him to write a letter to his brother, who has just invented a new type of airplane the Soviets want. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #90
    Batman (1940) 90
    Tags: Batman
    Published Mar 1955 by DC.

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    Cover by Win Mortimer. "The Web of Doom!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Dr. Peter Driscoll suffers from amnesia and cannot remember where he dropped a parcel with deadly microbes; Batman and Robin hopes to jog his memory by confronting him with three prisoners who served as his test subjects during the microbe research. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "City of Fantasy!", script by Bill Finger, art by Dick Sprang; Dr. Frank Bolton has invented an "illusion ray," but his assistant Parker steals it and partners up with gangsters in order to distort people's vision and commit crimes; At first, Batman and Robin are helpless, until they learn to rely on hearing and radar instead of vision. One-page Professor Eureka story by Henry Boltinoff. Scientists With Badges article by John Marlowe. "The Adventures of Batboy!", pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Stan Kaye; Batman and Robin vs. Tapper Nolan; Robins origin retold. Your United Nations at Work! public service announcement. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Battle Cry (1952) 17
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    Cover by Eugene Hughes. Stories and art by Eugene E. Hughes, Tony Mortellaro and Hy Fleishman. War comics from publisher Stanley Morse in the tradition of EC's war comics. A by-the-book Marine sergeant clashes with his troops when they help a civilian child impoverished by the war. Pvt. Ike pursues a female war correspondent who's visiting the front, but she's dealt with his kind before. 7 Seconds to Hell; Recon Flight; Marine Sergeant; Operation Rx!; The Private and the Sergeant; Pvt. Ike: Private, Do Not Disturb. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Battle Ground (1954) 4

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    "Commie Death Trap" (art by Joe Sinnott), "Pillbox" (art by Mort Drucker), "Stonewall" (art by John Severin), "That's My Boy" (art by Dick Ayers), and a two-page text story, "Letters From Home." Russ Heath cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Battlefront (1952 Atlas) 29
    • 2" Cumulative spine split.

    "The Commies Attack" (art by Don Heck), "In Enemy Territory" (art by Mort Drucker), "Pancho Villa" (art by Paul Reinman), "X Point Zero," and a two-page text story, "Take That Hill." Russ Heath cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #867
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    Published 1955 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #868
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    Published 1955 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #869
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    Published 1955 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #870
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    Published 1955 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Vol. 14 #1
    Beauty Parade (1941-1956 Harrison Publications) Vol. 14 #1

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  • Vol. 1 #4
    Behind the Scene (1954-1957 J.B. Publishing) Magazine Vol. 1 #4

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  • Mar 1955
    Best True Fact Detective (1943-1981 Newsbook) Mar 1955

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  • Vol. 5 #1
    Best Western (1951-1957 Stadium) 2nd Series Vol. 5 #1

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  • Issue #182
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  • Issue #14
    Beware (1953 Trojan/Merit) 14

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    "The Mummy Master," "Dark Danger," "The Sorcerer," and "Daughter of Doom." Myron Fass cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Big Town (1951) 30

    Based on the TV and radio show of the same name, Big Town lasted 50 issues. This installment includes the following: "Big Town at Night!" (Steve and Lorelei avenge the death of Big Town's night club columnist); "The Trail of the Talented Trickster"; "Jackpot of Crime!"; "Famous Newspaper Firsts!" and "Circulation Promotion Stunts." Scripts John Broom, pencils by Manny Stallman, inks by John Giunta. Cover by Gil Kane and Joe Giella. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Billy the Kid Adventure Magazine (1950) 27

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    "Man Missing," "South of the Border," and "To Take a Hand!" Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Black Cobra (1954) 3
    Published Mar 1955 by Ajax.

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    Mar 1955. Stories by unknown. Art by Paul Gattuso, Matt Baker and unknown. Black Cobra stars in "Jet-Propelled Justice/The Disappearing Evidence" and "Danger in Two Volumes!" Plus: In an untitled reprint Torpedoman story, Don and Roger investigate the body of a diver who worked for a real estate broker who is trying to get people to finance his search for the wreck of a gold-laden ship. But Torpedoman, using his jet-propulsion system, investigates and discovers a wreck all right, but a fortune in gold that even astounds Lyman! Also: Eagle of the Sea story "Old Ironsides!" And: 2-page text story "Heroes are Made!" 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Black Rider (1951) 27

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    Final issue of the series. Black Rider stars in "The Spider Strikes" (the Spider--a villian--burns to death), "Rustler's Moon," and "The Sheriff's Secret!" Untitled Kid Colt Outlaw back-up story (art by Jack Keller). Two-page text story, "The New Sheriff!" Joe Maneely cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #86
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 86

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    Cover by Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera. Featuring: 10 page Blackhawk story "The Human Torpedoes" drawn by Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera; 4 page Chop Chop reprint story "Chief Chop Chop" drawn by Paul Gustavson; 7 page Blackhawk story "Weapon For Conquest" drawn by Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera; 1 page text story "Tank Trap"; 7 page Blackhawk story "Suicide Decoy" drawn by Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #76
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 76

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  • Mar 1955
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp Mar 1955

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  • Issue #109
    Boy Comics (1942) 109

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Norman Maurer, Carl Hubbell, 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. Crimebuster goes out for hockey and football, as his adventures continue to take on a college-life slant instead of solving crimes. Sniffer convinces the Deadly Dozen to take a bodybuilding course with him. Rocky must escort a beautiful American singer on a USO tour, but enemy agents have replaced her with a double, so to turn the tables on the spies, Rocky must dress in drag. First issue to feature the Comics Code seal on the cover. Crimebuster: Out of Circulation; Kid Stuff Is Good Stuff; Sniffer and Iron Jaw: Lumps Ain't Muscles; Crimebuster: Whose Team Are You On?; Rocky X: Unsung Heroine; Lore of the West. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 52 #3
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  • Issue #41
    Bugs Bunny (1942 Dell/Gold Key) 41

    Bugs Bunny in "Lucky Rabbit Hair," "Payday," and "The Giant-Maker." 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 #2
    Captain Flash (1954) 2

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  • Issue #7
    Captain Steve Savage (1954-1956 2nd Series) 7

    Art by Mort Lawrence and others. Tales of adventure and espionage from the Cold War featuring ace pilot Steve Savage. This was the first issue under the Comics Code, and features reprints of pre-Code stories hastily edited to omit violence. In some cases, panels are reproduced without color and altered artwork. Savage and his new sidekick Jazz Logan get cut off from their squadron, and face hostile nomads after a crash-landing in Manchuria. Night Raid on Korea; The Boomerang Battery; Operation Death; The Victory Decoy. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Casper the Friendly Ghost (1952 2nd Series Harvey) 30
    • 1/2" spine split from the top. Oxidation.

    Stories and art by Warren Kremer and others. The well-meaning but misunderstood Casper becomes one of Harvey Comics' best-known stars. The Ghostly Trio sends Casper to Castleland as a joke, but are chagrined when he does a great job. Casper tries to talk Wendy out of running away. Casper helps a kitten that's afraid of the dark. Plus a vintage ad for Wildroot Cream-Oil featuring Fearless Fosdick (with art by Al Capp). Casper the Friendly Ghost; Hip Hip Boo-Ray!; Spooky; Spooky's Diary; Witch Way; The Whole Campus is Cheering!; To Be, or Not to Be; Fraidy Cat; Spooky: Muscle Bound. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 3 #21
    Cavalier (1952-1992 Fawcett-DuGent) Magazine Vol. 3 #21

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  • Vol. 2 #6
    Celebrity (1954 Magnum Publications) Vol. 2 #6

    Volume 2, issue 6 - March 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.