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Comic books September 1955

  • Issue #4
    Aces High (1955 EC) 4
    Published Sep 1955 by EC.

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    Cover art by George Evans. The Green Kids, art by George Evans; Major Caswell continues to lose green pilots and believes that his commander doesn't care at all about their deaths. The Good Luck Piece, script by Carl Wessler, art by Bernie Krigstein; Buddy doesn't believe in good luck charms, but has one anyway. The Novice and the Ace, script by Carl Wessler, art by Wally Wood; A group of American aces is scared to take on a German pilot with 30+ kills. Home Again, script by Carl Wessler, art by Jack Davis. The Last Laugh text story. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #208
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 208
    Published Sep 1955 by DC.

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    Cover by Al Plastino. "The Magic of Mr. Mxyztplk," script by William Woolfolk, art by Al Plastino; Mr. Mxyzptlk comes to Earth with a plot to make Superman and his friends vanish into his dimension by getting them to say their names backwards. One-page Peg story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Fortress of Space" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. One-page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. One-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. "Congo Bill's Last Adventure" starring Congo Bill, script by Jack Miller, art by Ed Smalle. Quarter-page Fearless Fosdick Wildroot Cream-Oil ad by Al Capp. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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

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  • Vol. 129 #3
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular) Vol. 129 #3

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  • Issue #216
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 216
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Wizard City, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; When a criminal hides in a city composed entirely of kryptonite, Superboy needs the help of Professor Olsen to capture him. The Invasion of the Sea-Men, art by Ramona Fradon; Aquaman has to fight off alien invaders underwater. Little Pete humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Animal Acrobats article. The World's Most Dangerous Game starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #66
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 66

    Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Cover by Ogden Whitney. Stories by John Rosenberger, Kurt Schaffenberger, Ogden Whitney, and Harry Lazarus. Spine-chilling tales of suspense, horror, and the supernatural—prepare yourself for Adventures into the Unknown! 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Adventures of Pinky Lee (1955) 3

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    Scripts by Stan Lee, art by Morris Weiss. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    After Dark (1955) 8

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  • Issue #25
    All American Men of War (1952) 25
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    "For Rent--One Foxhole," "Combat Package," "Bobby Trap Bunk," and "Tank Trouble!" Fearless Fosdick stars in a quarter-page Wildroot Cream-Oil ad by Al Capp. Edited by Whitney Ellsworth and Robert Kanigher. Cover by Jerry Grandenetti. Stories by Robert Kanigher, Irv Novick, Ed Herron, Ross Andru, Mike Esposito, Causin, Mort Drucker, Bernard Sachs, Ed Herron, Bob Forgione, and Jack Abel. 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 #84
    All Star Western (1951) 84
    Published Sep 1955 by DC.

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    Edited by Julius Schwartz. Cover by Gil Kane and Joe Giella. Stories by Lee Goldsmith, Ross Andru, Mike Esposito, France Herron, Jerry Grandenetti, John Broome, Howard Sherman, Robert Kanigher, Gil Kane, 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. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    All True Romance (1948) 25

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  • Vol. 29 #5
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Vol. 29 #5

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    Sept 1955. Science fiction stories by Paul W. Fairman, Milton Lesser, C.H. Thomes, and Ivar Jorgensen. Cover by Edward Valigursky. 5-1/2 in. x 7-1/2 in.; black and white; 128 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #20
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 20
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    Cover art by Samm Schwartz. Late Date, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Betty and Veronica overhear Archie and Reggie planning to get some dates; They decide to ply the boys with lots of home cooking to keep their attention. Science Defiance, pencils by Bill Vigoda; Jughead convinces Betty that his barometer is an infallible rain predictor and she is determined to have faith in it no matter what. Love Sick, art by Samm Schwartz; Veronica feigns a major injury to get out of a date with Archie. Betty attempts to use this to her advantage. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 341 #3
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 341 #3

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  • Issue #41
    Astonishing (1951) 41
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    Cover by Russ Heath. "The Locked Room!", script by Paul S. Newman, art by Mort Drucker; An Indian mystic needs half a million dollars to build a temple so he bets an American businessman that he can use the power of his mind to move chess pieces in a locked room thousands of miles away. "The Search" text story. "The Inventors!", art by Bill Benulis; Machines take over and make slaves out of humanity. "Wings in the Night!", pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Ernie Bache; A destitute man who feeds the park birds gets in trouble when the birds begin stealing for him. "The Rag Doll!", art by John Tartaglione; A child with a new baby sister feels neglected so she pours her love into a rag doll pretending that it is her baby. "The Living Proof," script by Carl Wessler, art by Pete Tumlinson; A newspaper editor refuses to believe his reporter's story about meeting men from Mars so the reporter becomes one of them in order to convince the man and take his daughter away to Mars with him. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 56 #1
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Vol. 56 #1

    September 1955 - Volume 56, Issue 1 - 1st printing. Science fiction stories: "The Gift of Gab" by Jack Vance, "Aspirin Won't Help It" by John A. Sentry, "Blessed Are the Meek" by G.C. Edmondson, "Scrimshaw" by Murray Leinster, and "Call Him Dead" by Eric Frank Russell (Part 2). Article by Isaac Asimov. Illustrations by Freas, Poulton, and Van Dongen. Cover by Freas. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.75-in.; 162 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #61
    Authentic Science Fiction (1951-1957 Hamilton & Co.) 61

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  • Issue #4
    Avenger, The (1955 ME) 4

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    Cover by Bob Powell. Art by Bob Powell. Sometimes listed as A1 Comics (1944 Life's Romances) #138. Scientist Roger Wright uses his inventions, including an aircraft called the Starjet, to battle tyranny as The Avenger. No relation to the pulp-era hero Richard Benson. The Avenger rescues a woman stranded at sea, but it's part of a plot to steal his own tech secrets; The Avenger is trapped by The Player, who tries to kill him with giant games, similar to the X-Men villain Arcade; Factual illustrated articles about missiles, subs and jet engines of the era, as well as the prototype "flying fan". Stories possibly by comics legend Gardner Fox. The Invader from the Sea; Nike: The Ground-to-Air Missile; The Playtime Perils!; Flying Fans; Storm Signals; Treasure Hunting Sub; The Man Who Played Spy; The Jet Engine. Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #94
    Batman (1940) 94
    Tags: Batman
    Published Sep 1955 by DC.
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    Cover by Win Mortimer. "The Sign of the Bat!", pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Unable to get the evidence he needs to convict hoodlum Marstin, Batman devises a plan to make sure that Marstin and his gang see the famed but dreaded bat symbol each time they try to commit a crime…a plan which eventually allows the Caped Crusaders to nab the felon. Is Pike's Peak (14,110 ft. elevation) Quick Quiz by H. T. Elmo. "The New Batman!", pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Stan Kaye; While cleaning up the Bat-Cave one day, Alfred is accidently struck on the head; He awakens, believing that he is the Batman, and he dresses for the role. Half-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. 2/3-page Hollywood Ha-lights story by Harry Lampert. "Booby-Traps for Burglars" text story by Jack Miller. "Mystery of the Sky Museum!", script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; The Dynamic Duo fly out to the famed Sky Museum to talk with the curator about a problem he has been having and they find the man struggling to keep an old air relic in the sky; The mystery deepens when a series of attempts on Batman and Robin's lives occur using vintage aircraft against them! 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #42
    Battle (1951 Atlas) 42
    Published Sep 1955 by Atlas.
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    Platoon Leader!, art by Paul Reinman. The Flaming Field of Battle, art by Russ Heath. The Tattered Troops, art by Mort Lawrence. Night Patrol. 32 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Battle Cry (1952) 20
  • Issue #7
    Battle Ground (1954) 7

    "The Rifleman!" (art by Mort Drucker), "Under Fire," "Battle Stallion!" (art by McCarty), "Mule Skinner!" (art by Joe Sinnott), and a two-page text story, "Defense Point." Russ Heath cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
    Battlefront (1952 Atlas) 35

    Comics Code approved issue with nice art. Joe Maneely cover. Gene Colan story, "The Colonel!" Mac Pakila art for "Massed Attack!" Dick Ayers art for "Dawn Assault!" Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 5 #3
    Best Western (1951-1957 Stadium) 2nd Series Vol. 5 #3

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  • Issue #3
    Black Knight (1955 Atlas) 3

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    Joe Maneely art. Black Knight and Crusader stories. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #92
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 92
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    Cover by Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera. Featuring: 10 page Blackhawk story "Prisoners of the Black Dungeon" drawn by Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera; 4 page Chop Chop reprint story "Gorgeous Tojo" by Paul Gustavson; 7 page Blackhawk story "The World Traitor" drawn by Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera; 1 page Blackhawk text story "The Wild Jungle"; 7 page Blackhawk story "The Flying Cutlass" drawn by Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #82
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 82

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  • Vol. 101 #5
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Vol. 101 #5

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  • Vol. 3 #3
    Bold Magazine (1954 Pocket Magazines) Vol. 3 #3

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    Volume 3, Issue 3 - September 1955. Men's interest magazine focusing on sports, celebrities, war, and glamour girls. 4-in. x 6-in., 64 pages, B&W Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #115
    Boy Comics (1942) 115
  • Issue #44
    Bugs Bunny (1942 Dell/Gold Key) 44

    Bugs Bunny in "Bugs' Rug," "The Unmounted Mountie," "John Paul Jones's Cannon," and "A Burro's Tale." Issue also has one-page gag strips. No story/art credits given. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Captain Steve Savage (1954-1956 2nd Series) 9
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    Art by R. J. Nodel and others. Tales of adventure and espionage from the Cold War featuring ace pilot Steve Savage. Savage and his squadron face off against the Red Raiders, an air squadron just as skilled and ruthless as they are. Also, a Goofy Ghost backup story. Captain Steve Savage Fights the Red Raiders from Siang-Po!; Death Below; Goofy Ghost; The Migs from Nowhere. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    Casper the Friendly Ghost (1952 2nd Series Harvey) 36
  • Vol. 3 #27
    Cavalier (1952-1992 Fawcett-DuGent) Vol. 3 #27

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  • Vol. 1 #4
    Challenge for Men (1955-1959 Almat) Vol. 1 #4

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  • Issue #7
    Charlie Chan (1948 Crestwood/Prize/Charlton) 7

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    Comic-book adventures of the legendary Asian-American detective. This series was designed to tie in with the Charlie Chan radio series then airing on the Mutual network. Chan and his son investigate a murder on vaudeville, involving a ventriloquist's dummy and enemy agents. Murder in Mexico sends Chan into the desert for an encounter with a mysterious skull-shaped rock. Chan investigates whether an escape artist tried to rob a bank while supposedly buried for his act. Silent Witness; The Talking Stone Face!; Trick Ending!; Tightrope; Lion Tamer!; Comedy Cop. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    Cisco Kid (1951 Dell) 28
    Published Sep 1955 by Dell.

    Painted Cover. Stories by unknown. Art by Bob Jenney. Featuring the tales "Stampede at Sundown" and "The Rodeo Bluff"! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Classics Illustrated 128 Macbeth (1955) 1

    Macbeth, 1st Printing, Painted Cover. Art by Alex Blum. (HRN 128, with 9/55 date). Three weird witches hail Macbeth as the future King of Scotland. To make sure the prophecy is fulfilled, Macbeth himself murders the King and succeeds to the throne. But one murder is never enough. This is the story of a man whose ambitions drive him to destroy himself. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #518
    Classics Illustrated Junior (1953 - 1971 1st Print) 518

    Painted cover art by Dik Browne. "The Golden Goose," script by Jacob Grimm (adapted from his original story) and Wilhelm Grimm (adapted from his original story), pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Frank Giacoia; After helping a little man to food and drink, Simpleton is rewarded with a Golden Goose; Those who attempt to touch Simpleton's goose become stuck to the bird (or each other) and Simpleton thus becomes the leader of a comical procession through the countryside; Eventually, the goose helps Simpleton win the love of a princess, but they are allowed to marry only after Simpleton accomplishes three seemingly impossible tasks. "The Lion and the Mouse," script by Aesop (adapted from his original story), art by Mike Sekowsky; After a lion spares his life, a mouse frees the lion from a hunter's net; The lion notes that an act of kindness is never wasted. "Hark! Hark!", art by Alex A. Blum; Nursery rhyme telling of people coming to town in rags and velvet gowns. "Humpty Dumpty," art by Alex A. Blum; Nursery rhyme telling of Humpty Dumpty's fall. "Rain," script by Robert Louis Stevenson, art by Alex A. Blum; Poem from "A Child's Garden of Verses" about rain falling on land and at sea. "At the Seaside," script by Robert Louis Stevenson, art by Alex A. Blum; Poem from "A Child's Garden of Verses" about a youngster playing on the seashore. Simpleton and Golden Goose back cover pinup, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Frank Giacoia. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #518
    Classics Illustrated Junior (1953 - 1971 Reprint) 518

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    The Golden Goose. NOTE: We do not currently differentiate between HRN 576 copies and other HRN #'s of Classics Illustrated Junior reprints. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #2
    Climax! (1955) 2

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  • Issue #7
    Commander Battle and the Atomic Sub (1954) 7

    Stories by Richard E. Hughes. Art by Ken Landau and Paul Gattuso. Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. The crew of an atomic-powered submarine, The Atomic Commandos roam the seas battling threats to American naval supremacy. A rival placed in charge of the Atomic Commando unit is just part of a Soviet plot to take down the American empire once and for all with a fleet of flying saucers. But the Commandos still have a few tricks up their sleeves…. Lively submarine-vs.-flying saucer battle cover. D-Day for the World!; Submarine Stampede!; Pitfalls for Spies!; Peaceful Pigboat!; Spying Daughter; Atomic Commando: Typical Tuesday! Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
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    Photo cover. Contains original and reprinted material as noted. In order of appearance: "No-Date Amanda" reprinted from Ten Story Love Vol. 29 (1951) #5; "Out to Show Me Up" reprinted from Love at First Sight (1949) #4, Real Love (1949-56 Ace) #35, and Love at First Sight (1949) #34; "The Dangerous Deception"; and "This Troubled Heart" reprinted from Love at First Sight (1949) #13. "For a More Glamorous You: Outdoor Beauty, Summer Time Is Color Time..." text article reprinted from "The Charm Corner..." in Real Love (1949-56 Ace) #33, "Chats on Charm..." in Glamorous Romances (1949) #55, "Help Yourself To Allure..." in Love Experiences (1949) #26, and "Vacation Hints..." in Ten Story Love Vol. 34 (1954) #5, and reprinted as "The Charm Corner..." in Real Love (1949-56 Ace) #75. Indicia states "Volume XXXI, Number 4, #185". 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 20 #4
    Complete Western Book Magazine (1933-1957 Newsstand) Western Supernovel Vol. 20 #4

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  • Issue #63
    Confessions of the Lovelorn (1954) 63

    Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Stories by Richard Hughes. Tales of romance from legendary early independent comics publisher ACG, one of the earliest of the romantic comics genre of the postwar era. A girl with an innocent reputation disguises herself to win the fellow she loves; Advice on how to become the kind of girl your guy likes; A rough-and-tumble cab driver wins a womans heart. Little Miss Innocent!; Heart of a Cab Driver!; Big Town Hick!; Be His Kind of Girl; Is He Slow to Speak?; Whom Do I Love?; Decision in the Jungle! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Congo Bill (1954 1st Series) 7

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    "The Boy Who Played Janu!" A boy named Mickey Collins plays Janu in a movie, spurring a jealous rivalry between the two. "The Unarmed Safari!" Bombo the Elephant saves Congo Bill, who has been disarmed. Also includes: "The Underwater Big Game Hunter!" and "How to Catch a Lion!" Cover by Nick Cardy. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #55
    Cookie (1946) 55

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    Stories and art by Dan Gordon and Al Hartley. Teen hijinks featuring Cookie and his pals, created by legendary animator Dan Gordon. Peg tries to convince her parents to buy her a dress for her first formal dance; Cookies uncle from Florida sends him a pet alligator; Donna is told she could be a great student if she wouldn't talk so much. Also featuring the classic bodybuilder ad How Black Beauty Turns an Also-Ran into Video Vic!, from Joe Bonomo and the Strongmen's Club of America. Cookie: Straight from Florida!; History of Love; Kid Sister; Lovebirds; Strange Epidemic. Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Cowboy Action (1955 Atlas) 8

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  • Issue #26
    Crime and Justice (1951) 26

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  • Issue #46
    Crime Must Pay The Penalty (1948) 46

    "Case of the Double Identity," "You Can't Run Far Enough," "Clue of the Brass Key," "Lady in a Jam." Two page text piece, "All Roads Blocked." Cover price $0.10.