Auction in progress, bid now! Weekly Auction ends Monday November 18!

Comic books April 1955

  • Issue #32
    Star Spangled War Stories (1952 DC #3-204) 32
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Jerry Grandenetti. Bridge to Battle, script by Robert Kanigher, art by Jerry Grandenetti. The War Hawk, script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Sam Burlockoff, inks by Joe Giella. Fighting Engineer, script by Robert Kanigher, art by George Papp. Dusty Victory, script by France Herron, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito. Humor one-page story featuring Private Diary by Irwin Hansen. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 33 #1
    Startling Stories (1939-1955 Better Publications) Pulp Vol. 33 #1

    Spring 1955. Cover by Ed Emshwiller. Stories: "Too Late For Eternity" by Bryce Walton, "Dark Destiny" by William Morrison, "Double Date" by Winston Marks, "Nanny" by Philip K. Dick, "Wayfarer" by Roger Dee, "Miss Stardust" by Richard Matheson, and "The Box" by Arthur Porges. " Illustrations by Frank Kelly Freas and Emsh. Softcover Pulp, 6 1/2-in x 9-in, 114 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #44
    Straight Arrow (1950) 44

    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. A fellow Comanche's vision quest is a sacred ritual, but it spells trouble for Straight Arrow. A medicine man's son just doesn't have his father's talent for healing potions. A reformed outlaw is targeted by his former cronies for turning them in. The Shield of Sleepy Wolf!; Champion of Evil!; Red Hawk: Bad Medicine Man!; The Men Who Frightened Straight Arrow! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #55
    Strange Adventures (1950 1st Series) 55

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    "The Gorilla Who Challenged the World," "Movie Men From Mars," "A World Destroyed!" (art by Joe Kubert; 2 pages), "The Day the Sun Exploded" (pencils by Gil Kane), and "The Invisible Spaceman!" Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 35

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    Cover pencils by Carl Burgos, inks by Sol Brodsky. Danger Signal, art by Joe Sinnott; A boy playing with toy trains saves his train engineer father. My Friend Koogelle text story. The Man In the Bottle!, art by Ed Winiarski; A man gets suckered into releasing a tiny prisoner in a bottle due to promises of wealth. The Target, art by John Romita; A young boy has his interest in space travel discouraged by his parents. The Character, art by Dick Ayers. Freddie's Face, art by Art Peddy; A man's ugly face begins to look handsome as he does good deeds. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Strong Man (1955) 1

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    Art by Bob Powell and others. Cover by Bob Powell. Sometimes listed as A1 Comics (1944 Life's Romances) #130. An orphaned acrobat is raised by circus folk to become a strongman performer, using his abilities for crimefighting whenever the need arises. Strong Man demonstrates exercises that even the nerdiest Strong Man reader can do; Strong Man wrestles a gorilla to save an heiress from a murder plot. The Flying Circus; Strong Man's Muscle Building Tips; Strongman to the Rescue!; Strongmen of History; The Red Hand of Moscow. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #39
    Sub-Mariner Comics (1941) 39
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($49.47) will be charged at checkout.
    • CGC Signature Series
    • Paper: White
    • Signed by Stan Lee on 5/3/18. The only copy signed by Stan Lee.
    • Label #1513038013
  • Issue #59
    No image available

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #61
    Super Duck Comics (1945) 61
    • INCOMPLETE. Page missing, interrupts art and story. 1 3/4" Cumulative spine split.
  • Issue #40
    Superboy (1949-1979 1st Series DC) 40

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Don't Be Afraid to Speak Up! public service announcement starring Peter Porkchops, script by Jack Schiff, art by Rube Grossman. "The Boy of Clay!" starring Superboy, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang, and Prof. Lang, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan; Superboy finds his powers weakening after Clark Kent eats some strange bananas Professor Lang brings back from the jungle. Ad for Leave It to Binky and World's Finest Comics. X-Ray Box - Superboy's Workshop activity page. "The School for Geniuses!" starring Superboy, script by Jerry Coleman, art by John Sikela; A high score on some exams places Clark Kent in a school for geniuses, whose other members suspect that one of their number is Superboy. Jerry Jitterbug humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Adventure in the Skies text article by Jack Miller. "The Magic Necklace!" starring Superboy, script by Alvin Schwartz, art by John Sikela; A lama in Tibet gives Clark Kent an amulet that supposedly protects the wearer from death; After a stray shot strikes him while Lana Lang is watching, Clark has to pretend that the amulet works... and Lana takes it. Bebe humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #74A
    Superboy (Australian Series 1949-1979 1st Series K.G. Murray) 74A

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    Australian Edition. Cover by Win Mortimer. Stories in this issue are "The Impossible Creatures!" and "The Five Superboys!". 7.25" x 10.25", glue-bound spine, b&w interior, 28 pages-all newsprint.

  • Issue #4
    Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (1954) 4

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Disappearance of Superman!, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Ray Burnley; Jimmy and Jumbo Jones use the Daily Planet's flying newsroom to rescue a runaway airplane; Jimmy tries to find out what happened to Superman. Varsity Vic humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Hunted Messenger! Starring Jimmy and Perry White, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan. Shorty humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Trapping the Fish Pirates text story by John Marlowe. King for a Day! starring Superman, Jimmy Olsen, Otho of Doraynia, and Zormio, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Surprise Adventures (1955) 4

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #24
    T-Man (1951) 24
    Published Apr 1955 by Quality.
    • 2" cumulative spine split.
  • Issue #67
    Tarzan (1948-1972 Dell/Gold Key) 67
    • 4 1/2" Cumulative spine split.

    Painted cover art by Moe Gollub. "Tarzan and the Wrestlers of Baronga," script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Jesse Marsh; Tarzan and Buto aid the subservient Nubas in rebellion against the Kordos. "Tarzan and Boy Hunt the King Leopard," script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Jesse Marsh; Tarzan, Boy, and a band of baboons help protect Kimbo's kraal by slaying a pair of leopards. "At the Hut of Chatanga" text story starring Mabu. Untitled Brothers of the Spear story, script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Russ Manning; Dan-El dispatches a carrier pigeon to let Tavane know that he has eluded the Obelos and is on his way home; The arrival of the pigeon in Aba Zulu sets off a new plot of Nagopa. The Bad-Tempered Rhino illustration by Jesse Marsh. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 4 #52
    Tarzan Adventures (1953 Westworld) UK Vol. 4 #52
    • Staple rust/rust migration.

    Weekly U.K. comic featuring Edgar Rice Burroughs' famous hero. Tarzan by Rex Maxon, Colorized Johnny Sheffield (as Boy) Movie Photo Cover, reprinting daily comic strips. 24 Pages B&W.

  • Vol. 5 #1
    Tarzan Adventures (1953 Westworld) UK Vol. 5 #1
    • Staple rust/rust migration.

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

  • Vol. 5 #2
    Tarzan Adventures (1953 Westworld) UK Vol. 5 #2
    • Staple rust/rust migration.

    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 Photo Cover. "Arizona Bill" Fumetti. Edgar Rice Burroughs Photo Inside.

  • Vol. 5 #3
    Tarzan Adventures (1953 Westworld) UK Vol. 5 #3
    • Staple rust/rust migration.

    Weekly U.K. comic featuring Edgar Rice Burroughs' famous hero. Tarzan by Rex Maxon, reprinting daily comic strips. 24 Pages B&W Colorized Johnny Weissmuller Movie Cover, B&W Photo Inside Back Cover.

  • Vol. 4 #14
    Tempo Magazine (1953 Pocket Magazines) Vol. 4 #14

    Volume 4, Issue 14 - April 4th 1955. Celebrity gossip magazine 4-in. x 6-in., 64 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 4 #15
    No image available

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    Volume 4, Issue 15 - April 11th 1955. Celebrity gossip magazine. The issue features an Mala Powers cover, and a look at the love and life of Lana Turner. 4-in. x 6-in., 64 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 4 #16
    No image available

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    Volume 4, Issue 16 - April 18th 1955. Celebrity gossip magazine. The issue features a Mara Corday cover, and Tempo Photographers describe their favorite models. 4-in. x 6-in., 64 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #3
    Ten Story Love Vol. 35 (1955) 3

    Photo cover. Contains original and reprinted material as noted. In order of appearance: "I Lied To Win Him"; "In Love with a Wonderful Guy" reprinted from Real Love (1949-56 Ace) #31; "Second-Choice Sweetheart"; and "I Wanted One Last Fling" reprinted from Glamorous Romances (1949) #50. Text articles: "Look Your Best", "Too Young to Marry?", "Hints on Clothes Care", "What Did He See in Her?", "The Way to Hold Him", and "Cold Weather Beauty". "Proposal at Last" poem. Indicia states "TEN-STORY LOVE" and "Volume XXXV, Number 3, #201". 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 8 #1
    Ten Story Sports (1952-1957 Columbia) Pulp 2nd Series Vol. 8 #1

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Vol. 35 #3
    Ten-Story Love (1937-1951 Ace) Pulp Vol. 35 #3

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Vol. 58 #2
    Texas Rangers (1936-1958 Standard) Pulp Vol. 58 #2

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #24
    This is Suspense (1955) 24

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #20
    Thrills of Tomorrow (1954) 20

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    Cover by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon. Stories and art by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. As the Comics Code goes into effect, Harvey retools its horror titles to milder fare. This issue features reprints of the Simon and Kirby character Stuntman from 1946, and even these have been purged of violent content, just to be on the safe side. Stuntman tries to protect Don and Sandra from a faceless killer who stalks the theater from behind the scenes. Danger on the set of a Robin Hood film gives Simon and Kirby the excuse to combine knights and pageantry with superhero action, featuring another great opening two-page spread. First issue to feature the Comics Code seal on the cover. Curtain Call for Fear; The Producers; The Rescue of Robin Hood; Guns on the Chisholm Trail; Jack McGregors Bluff. Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    No image available
    Published 1955 (est.) by Fleetway.

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #31
    No image available
    Published 1955 (est.) by Fleetway.

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #32
    No image available
    Published 1955 (est.) by Fleetway.

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #33
    No image available
    Published 1955 (est.) by Fleetway.

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #34
    No image available
    Published 1955 (est.) by Fleetway.

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Vol. 11 #5
    Titter America's Merriest Magazine (1943-1955 Roy Harmon) Vol. 11 #5

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Vol. 18 #6
    Today's Love (1954-1959 Columbia Productions) Pulp Vol. 18 #6

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #129
    Tom and Jerry (1949 Dell/Gold Key) 129

    Cover pencils by Lynn Karp. Stories by unknown. Art by Lynn Karp and unknown. Featuring: Tom & Jerry tale with pencils by Lynn Karp; Big Spike & Little Tyke tale; Bertie Bird text story "Circus Adventure"; Flip 'n' Dip 2-pager; Fuzzy & Wuzzy tale; Wuff the Prairie Dog tale; Jerry & Tuffy 2-pager; and Droopy 1-pager. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #12
    No image available

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    Volume 1, issue 12 - April 1955. Digest sized news, and gossip magazine. Articles including How to Mambo by Arthur Murray, The Tragedy of the Third Sex and a look inside Ava Gardner's secret life. 4-in.x 5 1/2-in., 64 pages, B&W Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #4
    Trapped! (1954) 4

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    Final issue of the series. Reprints Men Against Crime #4: "Stool Pigeon's Swan Song," "Too Hot to Handle" (pencils by Gene Colan), "Murder--and the Crowd Roars," and "Death Touch of Chick Rigney." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Treasure Chest Vol. 10 (1954) 16

    April 7, 1955

  • Issue #17
    Treasure Chest Vol. 10 (1954) 17

    April 21, 1955. Dangerous Mission (art by Frank Borth), The Padre and the Pirates (art by Paul Zender), What a Work! (art by Bob Powell, 6 pages), Chuck White (art by Paul Karch), Words That Live: Oliver Hazard Perry (art by Zender), and The Gulf Stream. Borth cover.

  • Vol. 35 #215
    No image available

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #11
    True Brides Experiences (1954) 11
  • Issue #20
    True War Romances (1952) 20

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

  • Issue #30
    Uncanny Tales (1952 Atlas) 30
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($2.25) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.80) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • 1" Spine split from top of comic.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.43) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    Edited by Stan Lee. Cover by Carl Burgos. Stories by Dick Ayers, Ernie Bache, Bill Benulis, Carl Wessler, Sid Greene, Ed Winiarski, and John Forte. Tantalizing tales of suspense and horror, sometimes with science fiction elements. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Valor (1955 E.C. Comics) 1
    • Paper: White
    • Pedigree: Gaines File Copy
    • Gaines File Copy. Includes EC Comics certificate signed by Bill Gaines, Bob Overstreet, and Russ Cochran.
    • Label #1098393001
    • 3" cumulative spine split.
    • 6.5" Spine split. Cover detached.
    • 8" cumulative spine split, heavy cover oxidation.
    • Spine reinforced with glue.
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split (taped).
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.65) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • 1 3/4" cumulative spine split.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.77) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.47) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.28) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • 2 1/2" Cumulative spine split.

    "The Arena" (script by Carl Wessler; art by Al Williamson with Angelo Torres), "Strategy" (art by Bernard Krigstein), "Revolution" (script by Wessler; art by Graham Ingels), and "The Return of King Arthur" (art by Wally Wood). Wood cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Vooda (1955) 20
    Published Apr 1955 by Ajax.

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    Stories and art by Matt Baker and Manning Lee Stokes. Numbering continues from Voodoo (1952 Ajax/Farrell) #19. The renamed jungle hero South Sea Girl returns in Comics Code-friendly reprints, still featuring art by good-girl legend Matt Baker. Kimbo, Boy of the Jungle, faces nothing less than a dinosaur freed from a subterranean prison by torrential rains. A jungle guide leads a movie crew into dangerous territory. Vooda must stop enemy agents from testing an atomic bomb on the Vanishing Isles, in a story with art by Matt Baker. Fools Against Fortune!; Danger Safari; Wienie the Wrestler; Kimbo, Boy of the Jungle; Bull Stampede; Echoes of an A-Bomb. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #175
    Walt Disney's Comics and Stories (1940 Dell/Gold Key/Gladstone) 175
    • Writing on back cover.
    • 3/4" Cumulative spine split.
    • 1 1/2" Spine split from bottom.

    #175, 4/55, 10c. Donald Duck, the Li'l Bad Wolf, and Pluto, in untitled stories and Mickey Mouse and Goofy in "Ridin' the Rails." The Donald Duck story is by Carl Barks. Issue also has one-page and half-page gag strips, and a two-page text feature "Figaro's Fun." Story and art credits: unknown. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #34
    War Comics (1950 Atlas) 34
    • Only one staple (manufacturing). Cover detached and reattached with glue inside cover. Centerfold detached.

    "Platoon, Advance" (art by Bob Forgione), "Blitzkrieg," "The Mercenary" (art by Jack Katz), "Combat Vets" (art by Gene Colan), and a two-page text story, "One Man Army!" Russ Heath cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Warpath (1954) 3

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    Cover by Eugene Hughes. Stories and art by Eugene Hughes and others. Tales of war and adventure among the Native tribes of the frontier. Gray Wolf wants to challenge the Dakota chieftain for his position, but False Face the shaman is concerned that he is not the right choice. The love story between Swift Bow and Spotted Fawn of the Cherokee involves winning the approval of her skeptical father. A Crow elder blames the chieftain after his son is killed by a Sioux ambush. The Challenge; This Was A Man; The Trap; Fire and Fury; Phantom of the Plains. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    Weird Science-Fantasy (1954 E.C. Comics) 28
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • 2" Cumulative spine split. Cover oxidation.
    • 3 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.
    • 5" Cumulative spine split.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($9.75) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #0787326013
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($7.05) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #2043355020

    Cover art by Al Feldstein. Ad for Mad and Panic. "The Inferiors," script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Wallace Wood; An expedition to find inhabited worlds finds nothing but destruction on planet after planet; The populations of all these worlds were of the same space-faring race, but the populations are now extinct, and the explorers don't know why; Then, they find an old recording that explains that the aliens had achieved their evolutionary peak and were now slowly devolving into violent beasts. "Lost In Space," script by Otto Binder, pencils by Al Williamson, inks by Al Williamson, Angelo Torres, and Roy Krenkel; Myra tells her father that she doesn't wish to remain on Mars any longer, but return to Earth to her Jim; One day, she makes the trip by herself...but Earth is not there! Ad for Piracy comic. "Round Trip," script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Al Feldstein (co-plot and script), art by Jack Kamen; All of his life, Henry was a dreamer, and his big dream was to be the Captain of a spaceship, or at least be able to travel into the depths of space. "The Trial of Adam Link," script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Joe Orlando; Tom just inherited his uncle's estate, along with the robot, Adam Link; Despite the fact he is reasonable and polite, Adam continues to face persecution from humans; He even saves the lives of people trapped in a burning building, but nobody sees him do it; Finally, he is brought to "trial" to decide if he should be allowed to exist. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.