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Comic books March 1955

  • Issue #73
    1000 Jokes Magazine (1937) 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.
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    • Staple rust with migration.

    "The Way It Was" (art by George Evans), "The Outsider" (art by Wally Wood), "The Mascot" (art by Bernard Krigstein), and "The New C.O." (script by Carl Wessler, art by Jack Davis). Evans cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #202
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 202
    Published Mar 1955 by DC.

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    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 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #5
    Action-Packed Western (1954-1958 Columbia) 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. NOTE: 1st appearance of Krypto the Super Dog. Cover price $0.10.

  • 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. $0.10. 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. 29 #2
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Vol. 29 #2

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    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.

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

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  • 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.

    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 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Battle Cry (1952) 17

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    "7 Seconds to Hell," "Recon Flight," "Marine Sergeant" (art by Hy Fleishman), "Operation Rx," and Pvt. Ike in "Private, Do Not Disturb" (art by Tony Mortellaro). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Battle Ground (1954) 4

    "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.

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

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

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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
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Dif that floating tank! Blackhawk gadgets are the best! Reasonably scarce, only 8 in census.
    • Label #1562988004
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    • 1-1/2" cumulative spine split. Small piece of tape on spine.

    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. Cover price $0.10.

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

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  • Vol. 100 #5
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Vol. 100 #5

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  • Issue #109
    Boy Comics (1942) 109

    C.B. stars in "Out of Circulation" and "Whose Team Are You On?" Sniffer and Iron Jaw in "Lumps Ain't Muscles." Rocky in "Unsung Heroine." Cover price $0.10.

  • 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

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    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

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

  • Vol. 1 #1
    Challenge for Men (1955-1959 Almat) Vol. 1 #1

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  • Issue #1
    Classics Illustrated 125 The Ox Bow Incident (1955) 1
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Worm hole through most wraps (does not affect art and story).

    The Ox Bow Incident, 1st Printing, Painted Cover. (NO HRN, with 3/55 date). Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #5
    Classics Illustrated 125 The Ox Bow Incident (1955) 5

    The Ox Bow Incident, 5th Printing, Painted Cover. (March 1955, HRN 167). Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #515
    Classics Illustrated Junior (1953 - 1971 1st Print) 515

    Painted cover art by William A. Walsh. "Johnny Appleseed," art by William A. Walsh; Johnnny Appleseed heads west planting apple orchards across America. "Pecos Bill," art by William A. Walsh; Pecos Bill is a cowboy who accomplishes some amazing feats, including riding a tornado. "If All the Seas Were One Sea," art by Alex A. Blum; Nursery rhyme speculating on the outcome of a huge tree falling into the sea. Article about the kangaroo. Johnny Appleseed pinup on the back cover by William A. Walsh. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #1
    Complete Love Magazine Vol. 31 (1955) 1

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    Photo cover. Contains original and reprinted material as noted. In order of appearance: "Marriage Can Wait"; "The Dare She Took"; "High-Pressure Romance" reprinted from Glamorous Romances (1949) #50; and "They Called Me a Heartless Flirt" reprinted from Glamorous Romances (1949) #48. "For a More Glamorous You: How Smooth Are You? If You Must Jilt Your Sweetheart, It May Be the Means of Getting Him Back..." text article. Indicia states "Volume XXXI, Number 1, #182". 36 pages. Full color Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 20 #2
    Complete Western Book Magazine (1933-1957 Newsstand) Western Supernovel Vol. 20 #2

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  • Issue #57
    Confessions of the Lovelorn (1954) 57

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  • Issue #4
    Congo Bill (1954 1st Series) 4
    • 3 1/2" cumulative spine split.

    "Hunter of Jungle Sounds!" A museum curator seeks out hyena laughs, snake hisses, rhino snoring, and other animal noises while Congo Bill battles a jungle hood. "Safari in the Sky!" This Noah's Ark-type tale finds Congo Bill using balloons to achieve his objective. Also includes: "The Spotted Leopard Strikes Again!"; "Menace of the Crocodiles!"; and "Africa's Greatest Hunters." Cover by Nick Cardy. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Conquest (1955) 1

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    Stories and art by Reed Crandall, Bill Walton, Jim McArdle, Bill Ely, and John Belfi. A one-shot from Famous Funnies, featuring tales of heroes both historic and legendary. Beowolf battles the monstrous Grendel in the Dark Ages of northern Europe; Gunnar Kasson and his dog Balto lead a team of sled dogs to Nome, Alaska with the cure for a diphtheria outbreak; Pioneering female doctor Elizabeth Blackwell. Heroines of History; Richard the Lionhearted; Beowolf the Mighty; Korea's Joan of Arc Louise Yim; Swamp Fox; Balto the Hero Dog; Lochinvar; Freedom Fighter; He Turned the Tide; They Were Great; First Woman Doctor. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #53
    Cookie (1946) 53

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    Stories and art by Dan Gordon and others. Teen hijinks featuring Cookie and his pals, created by legendary animator Dan Gordon. Jitterbucks rivals try to sabotage his debate squad by giving him the hiccups; Angelpuss and the girls set out to make new uniforms for the struggling football team; Cookies family takes in an exchange student who turns out to be a beautiful Polynesian girl. Cookie and His Crew: A Slight Case of Hiccups!; Friendly Neighbor; Fathers Are Folks; Angelpuss. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Cowboy Action (1955 Atlas) 5

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  • Issue #23
    Crime and Justice (1951) 23
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  • Issue #43
    Crime Must Pay The Penalty (1948) 43

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  • Issue #51
    Dagwood Comics (1950) 51

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    Untitled one-page story, script and art by Chic Young. "Money Talks," script and art by Chic Young; Mr. Dithers asks Dagwood and Alexander to entertain an important buyer and his teenage son, which results in Dagwood once again being fired. "Bon Voyage," script and art by Chic Young; Dagwood gets his job back and can't wait to get back to work. Reprinted Sunday newspaper page, script by Tom Sims, art by Bill Zaboly; Both Wimpy and Olive get the notion to go turkey hunting. "Quarterback" text story. Untitled story, script and art by Chic Young; Mr. Dithers needs Dagwood to assemble a straguscope before the board meeting. Untitled story, script and art by Chic Young; Dagwood ruins Blondie's chances of being accepted into the Minerva Club. "Love's Labor Lost"; Mr. Dithers needs Dagwood to work overtime. "Back in the Dog House!", script and art by Chic Young; Daisy misinterprets Dagwood's affection. "Just a Pal!", script and art by Chic Young; Dagwood objects to the neighborhood children interrupting his bath. "The Dent" text story. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #119
    Daredevil Comics (1941 Lev Gleason) 119

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Charles Biro and Tony DiPreta. This boys' adventure title was one of the comics that made publisher Lev Gleason a major player during the Golden Age. The Little Wise Guys get mixed up with gun smugglers, the FBI, and a carnival. Dilly Duncan gets blamed when a priceless suit of armor from the age of Charlemagne is stolen. The backup historical strip features true tales about driving. Also, facts about the Old West. First issue to feature the Comics Code seal on the cover. Little Wise Guys: Now, Coach?; Square Wheels; Dilly Duncan of Dorset High: Good Night, Good Knight; Little Wise Guys: Taking Slugger for Granite; Little Wise Guys: Doggone Sheep; Lev Gleason's Western Lore. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.