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Comic books October 1955

  • Issue #28
    Terry and the Pirates (1947-55 Harvey/Charlton) 28

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    Story and art by George Wunder and Otto Binder. Harvey reprints Caniffs influential adventure strip about young Terrys adventures in the untamed Orient with two-fisted Pat. Terry sets out in hot pursuit of the missing beauty Ermine, but Hotshot realizes that the whole thing is a trick to lead Terry into a trap. Forced down by bandits, Terry tries to find some way to warn the local authorities. Terry and the Pirates; Lance O'Casey Raids the Antarctic Hide-Out!; The Grand Vizier's Reward; Beachcomber's Bribe. Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 60 #2
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  • Issue #56
    Tiger (1954 Fleetway) UK 56
    Published 1955 (est.) by Fleetway.
  • Issue #57
    Tiger (1954 Fleetway) UK 57
    Published 1955 (est.) by Fleetway.
  • Issue #58
    Tiger (1954 Fleetway) UK 58
    Published 1955 (est.) by Fleetway.
  • Issue #59
    Tiger (1954 Fleetway) UK 59
    Published 1955 (est.) by Fleetway.
  • Issue #60
    Tiger (1954 Fleetway) UK 60
    Published 1955 (est.) by Fleetway.
  • Issue #191
    Tip Top Comics (1936) 191

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    Cover by Ernie Bushmiller. Stories and Art by Ernie Bushmiller, Rudolph Dirks, Charles Schulz and unknown. In this issue: Nancy by Ernie Bushmiller; The Captain and the Kids by Rudolph Dirks; Peanuts by Charles Schulz; Strange as It Seems half-pager; Slinky and Slim in "Free Chow"; Jumpy 1-pager "Rainy Day"; Slicker 1-pager "Monkeyshines"; and The Family Scrapbook article written by Dr. Ernest G. Osborne. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 19 #3
    Today's Love (1954-1959 Columbia Productions) Pulp Vol. 19 #3

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  • Issue #135
    Tom and Jerry (1949-1980 Dell/Gold Key) 135

    Cover by Harvey Eisenberg. Stories by unknown. Art by Harvey Eisenberg, Vivie Risto and unknown. Featuring: Tom & Jerry tale with art by Harvey Eisenberg; Big Spike & Little Tyke tale; Bertie Bird text story "The Secret of the Talking Scarecrow" with art by Eisenberg; two Droopy 1-pagers with art by Eisenberg; Flip 'n' Dip 2-pager; Barney Bear with Fuzzy & Wuzzy tale; Wuff the Prairie Dog tale with art by Vivie Risto; and Jerry & Tuffy 2-pager. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Tom Corbett, Space Cadet (1955 Prize) 3

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    Cover by Mort Meskin. Art by Marvin Stein and Mort Meskin. Space adventure for kids, based on the TV series that ran from 1950-55. The cadets are assigned to escort a shipful of convicts to Ganymede; The Space Scouts discover a colony of space hermits who not want to be rescued; Space News features science fact as well as speculation on the strange and unknown, such as flying saucers. Also featuring a vintage ad for the "Complete New Playsuit Sensation Genuine Superman Outfit." Dangerous Cargo; The Drifter; The Craters of Mercury; Space News; Captain Quick and the Space Scouts in The Hermits of Callisto!; Time Scope. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Treasure Chest Vol. 11 (1955) 3

    October 6, 1955. Bob Powell art (1 page).

  • Issue #4
    Treasure Chest Vol. 11 (1955) 4

    October 20, 1955

  • Vol. 35 #221
    True (1937-1976 Country/Fawcett/Petersen) Vol. 35 #221

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  • Issue #14
    True Brides Experiences (1954) 14

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    Stories and art by Jack Sparling and others. Tales of young love and marriage from publisher Harvey. Many of these stories were re-worked from pre-Code romance comics, some rather clumsily, with art altered, and titles and dialogue changed, or sometimes deleted entirely. After marrying too young, a woman is tempted by a wealthy man while her husband is busy working. When Helen falls in love with her best friend Alice's sweetheart, there seems no way for the three of them to avoid a scandal. Susan defies her father's wishes and society's judgment to be in Matt's arms. Romantic Interlude; Spotlight of Love; Too Lovely for Love!; Lipstick Lore, Handsome Hands and Your Crowning Glory; Forbidden to Love!; No Longer Alone; Kiss of Thunder. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #399
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  • Vol. 63 #6
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  • Vol. 6 #1
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  • Vol. 7 #80
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  • Vol. 61 #2
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  • Vol. 73 #3
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  • Oct 1955
    TV Fan (1953 Skye Publishing Co) Oct 1955

    Vol. 3 #3 - Oct. 1955. "End of a Dream" concerns Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds divorce, James Dean feature and more. Pictorials on Marilyn Monroe, Guy Madison and Bob Cummings. Many other stars are included like Desi Arnaz, Perry Como, Liberace and lots more. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 74 pages, black and white. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 3 #5
    TV People Magazine (1953) Vol. 3 #5
    Published Oct 1955 by Atlas.

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    October 1955. Published by Martin Goodman. Photo cover (George Gobel, Groucho Marx, Lucille Ball, Jackie Gleason, Marion Marlowe, Jack Webb). Articles, photos, and other features about TV celebrities. 8 1/2 in. x 10 3/4 in., 74 p, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 44 #5
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  • Issue #25
    Two-Gun Kid (1948) 25
    Published Oct 1955 by Marvel.

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    Cover by Joe Maneely. Untitled story, art by Chuck Miller; While riding through a wooded area the Two-Gun Kid is shot at; Rushing the shooter and knocking them down, the Kid is surprised to find that it is a woman. Untitled story, art by Chuck Miller; While riding the Western Prairie line, the Two-Gun Kid helps defend it from bandits who are identified as the Cortez Gang. "The Hunted," art by Al Williamson. Untitled story, art by Chuck Miller; The Two-Gun Kid gets a letter from his friend Bill Rainey; it tells him to give him ownership of Bill's ranch in order to thwart Bret Cannon, a local who has been trying to take Bill's land. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Two-Gun Kid (1948) 26
    Published Oct 1955 by Marvel.

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    Cover by Joe Maneely. Untitled story, art by Chuck Miller; The Two-Gun Kid rides into town where he witnesses a ruffian named Ape attacking a local; Two-Gun intervenes. Untitled story, art by Chuck Miller; The Two-Gun Kid has been assigned by the governor of the state to hunt down outlaws when one of them tries to bushwhack him from above. "The Round Up," art by Dick Ayers. "The Stage to Laribee," art by Chuck Miller; The Two-Gun Kid comes to the aid of a stage coach heading to the town of Laribee that is being attacked by a gang of outlaws during a heavy rain; The Kid manages to drive off the attackers, however their masked leader attacks again while the Kid is checking on the passengers. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    Uncanny Tales (1952 Atlas) 36

    Edited by Stan Lee. Cover by Carl Burgos. Stories by Carl Wessler, Bob Powell, Bill Everett, Paul S. Newman, Carl Wessler, Jack Katz, Christopher Rule, and Vic Carrabotta. Tantalizing tales of suspense and horror, sometimes with science fiction elements. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    United States Fighting Air Force (1952 Canada) 17

    Despite the US affiliation in the title, this was an original war comic from Canadian publisher Superior, focused on the then-new US Air Force. Freelance pilot Powerhouse Perkins finds danger in the Far East, which he solves by throwing his weight and his fists around. An airman's latest mission involves the whereabouts of a crucial figure in Cold War politics. Yellow Jacket; Powerhouse Perkins: Powerhouse's Secret; V.I.P. Mission; Road to Courage; Operation Hairpin. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Valor (1955 E.C. Comics) 4
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    Cover by Wally Wood. Art by Joe Orlando, Reed Crandall, Graham Ingels, and Bernie Krigstein. One of EC Comics' late New Direction titles, a response to the new Comics Code, featuring historical adventure. An assassin is hired as a food-taster for the cruel Borgia family during the Italian Renaissance, with art by Graham Ingels. A Scottish noble is abducted by a British counter-revolutionary in 1745, illustrated by Bernie Krigstein. A Crusader faces a Muslim champion to seal a city's fate, in a story by Reed Crandall. Gratitude; The Alamo; The Know-Nothing; The Taste of Freedom; A Knights Dream. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #181
    Walt Disney's Comics and Stories (1940 Dell/Gold Key/Gladstone) 181

    #181, 10/55, Vol 16/No 1, 10c Donald Duck, the Li'l Bad Wolf, and Pluto in untitled stories and Mickey Mouse and Goofy in part three and conclusion of "Yesterday Ranch." The Donald Duck story is by Carl Barks. Issue also has one-page and half-page gag strips, and a two-page text feature "The Surprise Party." 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Warfront (1951) 27
    Published Oct 1955 by Harvey.

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    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by Lee Elias and Bob Powell. Tales of war from Harvey, published as the Cold War was heating up. A US soldier in Korea has a vision of the ghosts from the famous patriotic painting "The Spirit of '76." The life of a flight-deck officer on an aircraft carrier during World War II. The true story of the Four Chaplains, who sacrificed their lives to save others on a sinking troop ship during World War II. The Spirit of '52!; Operation Diamond; Four Chaplains; Medal For Smitty; Two Flags! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #53
    Western Comics (1948) 53
    Published Oct 1955 by DC.

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    Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Joe Giella. The Indian without a Name starring Pow Wow Smith, script by France Herron, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Joe Giella. The Men Who Looked Like Nighthawk, script by France Herron, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Joe Giella. Rodeo Rick's Mystery Telegram, script by France Herron, pencils by Jerry Grandenetti, inks by Joe Giella. The Last Run of the Prairie Prince starring the Wyoming Kid, script by France Herron, art by Howard Sherman. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Western Kid (1954 Atlas) 6

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    "Six Guns at Ghost Town," "The Heart of Whirlwind," and an untitled story (art on all by John Romita Sr.). Back-up story, "The Mystery of Waco Mesa!" (art by Dick Ayers). Two-page text story, "The Debt." Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 15 #2
    Western Novel and Short Stories (1934-1957 Newsstand-Stadium) Pulp Vol. 15 #2

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  • Issue #11
    Western Outlaws (1954 Atlas) 11

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    Edited by Stan Lee. Cover by Joe Maneely. Stories by Gene Colan, Al Williamson, Mort Drucker, Ross Andru, and Mike Esposito. Cowboys, bad guys, brawls and gunfights—these are rough rawhide tales of Western Outlaws! 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
    Western Tales (1955) 31

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    Cover by Jack Kirby. Stories and art by Jack Kirby and others. Numbering continues from Witches' Western Tales (1955) #30. Harvey, already having shifted the pre-Code horror comic "Witches Tales" to a more Comics Code-friendly title, now drops the "Witches" part entirely. Frontier adventures with Davy Crockett, then the focus of a nationwide craze in coonskin caps. Davy and his pal Daniel try to out-race gambler Lucky Chance. But Lucky and his twin brother have a scheme up their sleeves. Plus an adventure from Jack Kirby's lauded Boys Ranch series, as Jason Harper's will converts his ranch to a shelter for homeless boys - creating the Boys' Ranch. Devil Rapids; The Missing Bullet Hole; The Waitin' Duel!; Boys' Ranch Tall Tale: The Legend of Alby Fleezer!; Factless Facts; Flicker, The Gold Fish; The Texas Rangers; How-To-Make-It: Indian War Rattle; How to Ride a Horse. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Wild Bill Hickok (1949 Avon) 24

    Cover art by Everett Raymond Kinstler. Untitled Wild Bill Hickok story, art by Everett Raymond Kinstler; some men are the enemies of all men hating every human being thinking like a beast and acting like a devil. The Horror Herd starring Wild Bill Hickok, art by Howard Larsen. Wild Bill Meets Curly Bill, art by Howard Larsen. Wooden Gold text story. The Ghost of Sudden Jim starring Wild Bill Hickok, art by Howard Larsen. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Wild Frontier (1955) 1

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    Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Action packed pioneer stories about our wild! Featuring "Iroquois Trail" starring Hawkeye [Nat Cutler], Marion Thorne, Captain John West and Sagamore! Plus: Davy Crockett in the 1-page stories "Big Chief Day," "Day in the Woods" and "and the Angry Bear"! And: Davy Crockett ends up having to shoot an apple off his son's head to prove he is a great man in an untitled 2-page text story! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Wise Cracks (1955-1956 Minoan Publishing) Digest 6

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    Men's interest humor digest full of cartoons and jokes centered on the interactions of men and women of the time. 5" x 6.5", 98 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 19 #1
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  • Issue #77
    Wonder Woman (1942 1st Series DC) 77
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    Cover by Irv Novick. "The Island That Wonder Woman Built," script by Robert Kanigher, art by Harry G. Peter; Wonder Woman builds an exact duplicate of Paradise Island in answer to a little girl's wish. "The Earth Is a Time Bomb" starring Wonder Woman, Steve Trevor, General Darnell, and Paula Von Gunther, script by Robert Kanigher, art by Harry G. Peter. World-Wide Greeting Customs! article. Women in Sports article. "The Vanishing Amazon," script by Robert Kanigher, art by Harry G. Peter; Wonder Woman loses her memory. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    Woody Woodpecker (1952 Dell/Gold Key) 33

    Walter Lantz' Woody Woodpecker. Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Featuring the tales "The Two-Mule Team," "The Daily Fixer-Upper" and "Dream-O-Matic Drive," plus three untitled 1-page stories and the 1-page text story "The Mysterious Errand"! Also: Oswald the Rabbit in an untitled tale! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 35 #11
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