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Comic books April 1955

  • Issue #9
    Mystic (1953-1956 Palmer Publications) Pulp 9

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  • Issue #5
    Navy Action (1954) 5
    Published Apr 1955 by Atlas.
    • Only one staple (manufacturing). Cover detached.

    "Battledship Burke!" Art by Joe Maneely. "Target Area!" "The Last Step!" And, "The Deadly Decoy!" Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Navy Task Force (1954) 3

    Cover by Eugene Hughes. Stories and art by Eugene E. Hughes and others. Naval battles and conflict at sea from publisher Stanley Morse. An American sailor survives a shipwreck and winds up a prisoner on a German U-boat. The captain of a minesweeper ship longs for an assignment with more glory. A by-the-book captain risks his ship for Navy regulations. Survivor; Mine Sweeper; The Navy Way; Flagship; Carrier Command! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #218
    New Funnies (1942 TV Funnies) 218
  • Vol. 12 #34
    New Worlds Science Fiction (Nova Publications UK) Vol. 12 #34

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    Volume 12, Issue 34 - April, 1955. Squarebound, 5" x 7.5", 128 pages, B&W, Text Only.

  • Issue #64
    Nutsy Squirrel (1954) 64

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    #64, 3-4/55, 10c. Nutsy Squirrel in "Zoo's Who?" "Heads Up!" "Make a Wish!" and an untitled story. Issue also has Fraidy Cat in "Give Him the Air," one-page puzzles, and a two-page text feature "The Kingly Kangaroo." Story and art credits: unknown. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #102
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  • Vol. 24 #4
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  • Issue #33
    Our Army at War (1952) 33
    Published Apr 1955 by DC.
    • 3 1/4" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached. Bottom staple missing.

    Cover art by Jerry Grandenetti. Fighting Gunner, script by Bob Kanigher, art by Jerry Grandenetti. Combat Courier, script by Bob Kanigher (as Causin), art by Joe Kubert. No Foxhole Today, script by Bob Kanigher (as Causin), art by Arthur Peddy. Battling Bazookaman, script by Bob Kanigher (as Causin), pencils by Jerry Grandenetti, inks by Bernard Sachs. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Our Fighting Forces (1954) 4

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    Cover by Jerry Grandenetti. Stories by Robert Kanigher, Ed Herron and Lee Goldsmith. Art by Jerry Grandenetti, Sam Burlockoff, Howard Sherman, Ross Andru, Robert Stuart and Mike Esposito. Action-packed battle tales! In this issue: "The Hot Seat!" by Robert Kanigher and Jerry Grandenetti; "Battlefront Water Boy!" by Ed Herron, Sam Burlockoff and Robert Stuart; "Danger Dictionary" by Herron and Howard Sherman; and "Battle Flare!" by Lee Goldsmith, Ross Andru and Mike Esposito. Plus: 2-page text article "One-Ship Fleet"! And: Private Pete 1-pager by Henry Boltinoff. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Outlaw Fighters (1954) 5
  • Issue #8
    Panic (1954 EC) 8
    Published Apr 1955 by EC.
    • 2-1/2" cumulative spine split.

    "Irving Oops" (Alley Oop parody with art by Bill Elder), "Carmen" (art by Joe Orlando), "Panic Peeks Into Some Old Under Paints" (art by Jack Davis), and "Gone With the Widow" (Gone With the Wind parody with art by Wally Wood). Text cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #63
    Patsy Walker (1945) 63

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    Cover art by Al Jaffee. Untitled Patsy stories. Untitled Hedy Wolfe story. Dear Patsy. All art by Al Jaffee. Popular Girl text story, art by Jay Scott Pike. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #124
    Paul Terry's Comics (1954) 124
  • Issue #32
    Personal Love (1950) 32
    • CBCS Authentic Signature
    • Paper: Off white
    • Verified Signature: Frank Frazetta
    • Label #ED9002-005

    Cover photo of Bella Darvi and Kirk Douglas from the movie "The Racers." Stories and art by Frank Frazetta and others. Romance comics and movie stars of yesteryear from Famous Funnies. Engaged Mona meets another man on safari, in a story featuring early art by comics legend Frank Frazetta. Celebrity bios featuring screen legend Kirk Douglas and actress Bella Darvi. Untamed Love; Assignment: Love; The Torment; Who am I?; Kirk Douglas "Our Cover Man"; Bella Darvi "Our Cover Girl". 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    Peter Porkchops (1949) 36
    Published Apr 1955 by DC.

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    Cover art by Otto Feuer. What's Cookin', Cousin?, art by Otto Feuer; When Wolfie learns that Peter is planning a special dinner for his visiting Cousin Ambrose, Wolfie disguises himself as Ambrose to get a free meal. Ad for Nutsy Squirrel #64 and Mutt and Jeff #7. Untitled Dizzy Dog story, script and art by Sheldon Mayer; Dizzy tries to turn the tables after he has been cheated by Amster 65 times in one week. The Three Little Pigs!, art by Otto Feuer; a retelling of the famous story, but with a rather different ending. A Medal for Peter text story. Untitled Doodles Duck story, script and art by Sheldon Mayer; Gander sees Doodles driving a fancy car and tries to swindle him out of it. False Alarm!, art by Otto Feuer; Wolfie pulls several pranks on Peter and the local firemen, pretending that various places are burning; Later, when his own house is really on fire, no one believes him. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Phantom Lady Series 2 (1955) 3

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    Stories by Ruth Roche and Fred Schwab. Art by Fred Schwab. The beloved yet notorious hero at the center of the 1940s good-girl art trend returns in a slightly less skimpy costume, just in time for the Comics Code. Phantom Lady must protect an odd little man named Mr. Ringo, who has seen the plans for an atomic bomb; The true story of pioneering investigative reporter Nellie Bly and her celebrated campaigns; Sandra and Senator Knight take a flight that is hijacked by agents of the Golden Monkey Society. First issue of any Phantom Lady title to carry the Comics Code seal. Television Spies; Trouble Rode the Trains!; Slug McLug; Headline Heroine; Test Flight Task; Yankee Doodle Luck. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 47 #4
    Photoplay (1911 McFadden) Vol. 47 #4
    Published Apr 1955 by McFadden.
    • 1" spine split from bottom.

    Volume 47, Issue 4 - April 1955. Hollywood magazine. Cover and Article featuring Grace Kelly. Articles include Ten Years of Monroe, John Derek's Big Gamble, and Terry Moore Talks About Your Diet! 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 112 pages, PC/PB&W Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 2 #2
    Picture Life Digest (1953 Zenith Publishing) Vol. 2 #2

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    Volume 2, issue 2 - April 1955. Pictorial digest magazine featuring mostly photograph articles, with short written articles. 4-in.x 6-in., 64 pages, B&W Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #8
    Picture Progress Vol. 2 (1954) 8

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    "Find the Word"; The Time of the Cave Man Word puzzle. "The Time of the Cave Man"; Story about prehistoric man, including discoveries of hand axes, fire, cooked food, spears, lamps and cave drawing. "Picture Progress Quiz"; Multiple choice quiz about cave men. "How to Make a Cro-Magnon Cave"; Instructions for building a model of a Cro-Magnon cave. "How to Make a Mold"; Instructions for using a clay mold to make a plaster cast of a leaf; quiz answers. "Do You Know That"; Facts about archaeology, dinosaurs and Cro-Magnon man. 28 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #6
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    Volume 1, Issue 6 - April 2nd 1955. Pictorial digest featuring models, actor gossip, and interesting news stories. This issue features a cover showcasing Arlene Dahl, a pictorial on the original Scream Queen Vampira, The High School All-American teams, including a young Wilt Chamberlain, and Marilyn Monroe out on the town in New York. . 4-in. x 6-in., 68 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 1 #7
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    Volume 1, Issue 7 - April 9th 1955. Pictorial digest featuring models, actor gossip, and interesting news stories. This issue features a cover and pictorial focused on Gloria Vanderbilt, Sophia Loren, and the Harlem Globetrotters. 4-in. x 6-in., 68 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 1 #8
    Picture Week Magazine (1956 Enterprise Magazine) Vol. 1 #8

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    Volume 1, Issue 8 - April 16, 1955. Pictorial digest featuring models, actor gossip, and interesting news stories. 4-in. x 6-in., 68 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 1 #9
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    Volume 1, Issue 9 - April 23rd 1955. Pictorial digest featuring models, actor gossip, and interesting news stories. This issue features cover girl pictorial Antonella Lualdi, a photospread and review of the broadway play Ankles Aweigh, and "How to Be a Paris Model." 4-in. x 6-in., 68 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 1 #10
    Picture Week Magazine (1956 Enterprise Magazine) Vol. 1 #10

    Volume 1, Issue 10 - April 30, 1955. Pictorial digest featuring models, actor gossip, and interesting news stories. 4-in. x 6-in., 68 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #53
    Plastic Man (1943 Vital/Quality) 53
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    • 5 1/4" Cumulative spine split. Cover and centerfold detached.

    Plastic Man stars in "The Attempted Return of Tricky Toledo" and "Dazzla, Daughter of Darkness!" Woozy back-up. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 2 #4
    Playboy Magazine (1953-Present HMH Publishing) Vol. 2 #4

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  • Issue #7
    Police Against Crime (1954) 7

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    "The Rope of Death," "Duncan Stuart, M.D.," "the Horse Parlor Game," and "Double or Nothing" (art by Jon D'Agostino). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #39
    Porky Pig (1952 Dell) 39
    Published Apr 1955 by Dell.
    • Staple rust.
    • 1" Cumulative spine split.

    Comic book starring the Warner Bros. cartoon character Porky Pig. Untitled story; Porky tries to eliminate gopher holes in his yard. False Alarm; Forest ranger Porky watches for forest fires. A Present for Petunia; Porky thinks Petunia wants an alligator for her birthday. Wrinkle Worries; Porky thinks he is being considered for assistant mayor. Hats Off; A windy day causes folks to lose their hats. Untitled story; Porky gets more than he expects when he asks Bugs for directions. Untitled story; Porky tries to make it to Petunia's without getting his feet wet. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #110
    Prize Comics Western (1948) 110

    Cover by John Severin. Art by Marvin Stein 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 is framed for the crimes of Western bandit baron Cush Benson. The Lazo Kid tries to prevent all-out war between ranchers and homesteaders. Real-life Western tales of buffalo hunting and Tom Peasely, father of volunteer firefighting in the West. Silent Murder; Tom Peasely; Red Slavers; The Hunt; The Roundup; Barb Wire War; Danger Stretch. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    PS The Preventive Maintenance Monthly (1951) 25

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  • Issue #1
    Psychoanalysis (1955 EC) 1

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    Session 1s of "Freddy Carter," "Ellen Lyman," and "Mark Stone" (art on all and cover by Jack Kamen). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #55
    Raccoon Kids, The (1954) 55

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  • Vol. 14 #2
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  • Vol. 66 #2
    Railroad Man's Magazine (1929 Frank A. Munsey/Popular/Carstens) 2nd Series Vol. 66 #2

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  • Vol. 190 #4
    Ranch Romances (1924-1968 Clayton/Warner/Best Books/Literary Enterprises/Popular) Pulp Vol. 190 #4

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  • Vol. 191 #1
    Ranch Romances (1924-1968 Clayton/Warner/Best Books/Literary Enterprises/Popular) Pulp Vol. 191 #1

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  • Vol. 191 #2
    Ranch Romances (1924-1968 Clayton/Warner/Best Books/Literary Enterprises/Popular) Pulp Vol. 191 #2

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  • Vol. 6 #1
    Real (1952-1967 Excellent Publications) Vol. 6 #1

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  • Issue #1
    Real Adventure Comics (1955) 1

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    Stories and art by Eugene E. Hughes and others. Masculine adventure, of the type then popular in assorted men's magazines. Jewel thieves hide out by joining the Foreign Legion, but they may not survive to cash in their diamond haul. Drama unfolds among the crew digging a tunnel under a river. A steeplejack (high-rise construction worker) gets a chance to prove he's not a coward, no matter what his crewmates say. Freedom; Sand Hog; Steeple Jack; The Command. Final issue under this title; series continues as Action Adventure (1955) #2. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #85
    Real Screen Comics (1945) 85
  • Vol. 20 #6
    Real Western (1935-1960 Columbia Publications) Pulp Vol. 20 #6

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  • Issue #48
    Red Mask (1954) 48

    Stories by Gardner Fox and others. Art by Frank Bolle and Dick Ayers. Cover by Frank Bolle. Western adventure starring movie cowboy Tim Holt. Redmask and Black Phantom encounter outlaws Billy the Kid, Jesse James and Sam Bass, who are all supposed to be dead. Magico the evil magician escapes jail during a tornado and sets a trap for the Ghost Rider. An outlaw gone straight is forced to help his old gang find hidden loot when they kidnap his brother. First issue with the Comics Code seal. Three Famous Badmen; The Loot of Texas Jack; The Man Who Rescued Red Mask; The Ghost Rider: The Return of Magico! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #141
    Red Ryder Comics (1941) 141
    • Water damage.
  • Issue #3
    Rex Morgan, M.D. (1955) 3

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  • Issue #5
    Ringo Kid Western (1954 Atlas) 5
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    Cover art by Joe Maneely and Carl Burgos (alterations). Untitled story, art by Joe Maneely; In the town of Black Mesa, the Ringo Kid suddenly finds himself surrounded by lawmen looking to take him in; Not wishing to fight it out with the law, the Ringo Kid tries to make a break for it; However some men pull a rope across the road and knock the Kid off his horse and he is quickly taken prisoner. Untitled story, art by Joe Maneely; The Ringo Kid happens upon outlaws chasing after a young girl trying to rope her up with a lasso and comes to her rescue, sending her attackers fleeing; After convincing the girl that she means no harm, he learns that they were trying to capture her to hold her ransom from her father and the Ringo Kid convinces the girl to let him take her home the rest of the way. "The Challenge" text story. "Gold Rush!", pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Ernie Bache. Untitled story, art by Joe Maneely; The Ringo Kid is fleeing from the law and runs into a dead end; Unwilling to bring himself to fight it out with the law the Ringo Kid contemplates committing suicide when somebody sneaks up behind him and knocks him out; Soon the lawmen chasing him arrive but find no trace of the Ringo Kid, the outlaw hero having seemingly disappeared. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #54
    Romantic Adventures (1949) 54

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    Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Art by Ogden Whitney and others. Tales of romance from legendary early independent comics publisher ACG. Pete wants to marry Midge, but she wont give up traveling with the carny circuit; A scientist finds love in an unlikely place. Carny Girl!; Love in a Lab! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #88
    Roy Rogers Comics (1948-61 (And Trigger, # 92 on) 88
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1401373021

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

  • Issue #3
    Rugged Action (1954) 3

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    "The Red Pirate!" (art by Don Heck); "Jungle Story" (art by Bill Everett?); "Swamp!" (art by Chuck Miller); and "White Death" (art by Dick Ayers). Joe Maneely cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Rusty Boy Detective (1955) 1

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    Cover by Bob Martinott. Stories and art by Carl Hubbell and others. Kids' adventure featuring boy detectives Rusty, Tubby and Spunky. The team goes all Scooby when they investigate the Haunted Mill on the edge of town and encounter a sheet-wearing ghost. An escaped convict hides out in the boys' clubhouse and tries to convince them he's innocent of bank robbery. The team befriends a boy whose land contains arrowheads and a dark secret. Rusty and the Boy Detectives; The Haunted Mill; Mysteryman in the Clubhouse; Adventure in the Cave; Mystery of the Indian Arrowheads! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.