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Comic books January 1956

  • Issue #1
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    Published Jan 1956 by 7-UP.

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  • Issue #35
    Abbott and Costello (1948 St. John) 35

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  • Vol. 1 #1
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  • Issue #212
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 212
    Published Jan 1956 by DC.
    • 1" Spine split from bottom of comic.
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    • 1 1/2" cumulative spine split, pieces clipped from margin of interior page (does not affect art or story).

    Cover by Al Plastino. A 1956 Superman calendar is included in part of the story, "The Superman Calendar," art by Al Plastino; Superman agrees to create scenes for a 1956 Superman Calendar for charity, but the manufacturer has a hidden clause that may bring him a huge profit. "The Man Who Hated Tigers" starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. -page Jerry the Jitterbug story by Henry Boltinoff. "They Ride The Tall Timber" article by Jack Miller (as Jack Malloy), art by Raymond Perry. One-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. "Paul Revere of Space," script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Tommy Tomorrow vs. Zorr, the Space Pirate. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 2 #4
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  • Vol. 130 #1
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular) Pulp Vol. 130 #1

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  • Issue #220
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 220

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Greatest Show On Earth, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; Superboy and Krytop perform in a circus; KIrypto's existence is revealed to the world. The Coward and the Hero starring Aquaman, script by Jack Miller, art by Ramona Fradon. Superman Puzzle Game. How to Teach Your Dog Tricks article. The Arrows From Outer Space starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. Little Pete humor page by Henry Bolitnoff. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #70
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 70

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    Cover by Ogden Whitney. Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Art by John Rosenberger. Tales of suspense, horror, and the supernatural from legendary early independent comics publisher ACG. A sailor finds treasure and terror in a ships graveyard in the Sargasso Sea; A WWII soldier takes shelter in a European castle that seems strangely familiar; A documentary photographer discovers a lost city in the frozen Arctic wastes. Forgotten Ocean; Always Faithful!; Mystery of the Marne; Miracle of the Ice! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis (1952) 26

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    Written by unknown. Art and Cover by Bob Oksner. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis commune with nature in a 3-part untitled tale! Plus: Dial-Dandies untitled reprint 1-pager by Harry Lampert; Varsity Vic untitled 2-pager by Henry Boltinoff; and Teen Teasers activity 1-pager by Martin Naydel. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Adventures of the Range Rider SC (1956) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Written by Felix Sutton. Art by Louis Glanzman. Action/adventure in the Old West. Softcover, 6-in. x 8-in., 64 pages, PC/PB&W. All Ages

  • Issue #1
    Al Capp's Bald Iggle SC (1956) 1

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    Cartoons by Al Capp collected from "Li'l Abner" daily newspaper strips. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in. Softcover B&W Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #29
    All American Men of War (1952) 29
    • 1 1/4" Cumulative spine split. Cover reattached at one staple with tape.

    Edited by Whitney Ellsworth and Robert Kanigher. Cover by Irv Novick. Stories by Robert Kanigher, Wally Wood, Jack Miller, Ross Andru, Mike Esposito, Ed Herron, Joe Kubert, Jack Miller, Jerry Grandenetti, and Bernard Sachs. 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 #86
    All Star Western (1951) 86
    Published Jan 1956 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, and Gil Kane. 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 #2
    Alley Oop (1955 Argo) 2

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  • Vol. 30 #1
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 30 #1

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    Jan 1951. Science fiction stories by Robert Silverberg, Manly Banister, Theodore Mathieson, Ivar JHorgensen, and C.H. Thames. Illustrations by Virgil Finlay (2) and Carmine Infantino. Cover by Edward Valigursky. 5-1/2 in. x 7-1/2 in.; black and white; 128 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #32
    Andy Panda (1953 Dell) 32
    • Staple rust with migration.

    Walter Lantz' Andy Panda. Stories by Don R. Christensen and various. Art by Harvey Eisenberg, Dick Hall and John Carey. Featuring the tales "The Fountain of Youth," "Desert Adventure" and "The Mysterious Wig," plus 1-page untitled stories on the inside front cover, inside back cover and back cover! Starring Andy Panda, Charlie Chicken, Wally Walrus, the Foreign Legion, Sheik Ben-Sik and Zilko! Also: Woody Woodpecker in "Selling Sailboats" and the text story "Doctor Woody"! Starring Woody Woodpecker, Wally Walrus and Oswald the Rabbit! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Angel (1955 Dell) 4
    Published Jan 1956 by Dell.

    Angel. Cover by Mel Casson? Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Featuring the tales "The Escape," "The Report Cards" and "The Party," plus four untitled 1-page stories! Also: 1-page text story "Wild Animal Tamer"! And: Stanley in "Gets His Man"! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 28
    • 4" cumulative spine split.

    "Arf the Record"; Midge listens to records on how to speak French because she likes the sound of the person's voice; Betty and Veronica think Midge needs a psychiatrist because she seems so infatuated with the person on the record that she acts as though he's there with her in real life. "Many Scrappy Returns"; Betty bakes a birthday cake for Reggie. "The Push Over!", script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx knocked over a ladder. "Clothes Harmony"; Miss Grundy gets a new dress but nobody seems to notice. "Toot Toot Tutor"; Archie is going to spend every Wednesday night at Betty's house studying French; Veronica takes Jughead's advice on how to put a stop to it but the plan ends up backfiring. "Learning the Blues"; Reggie is in a deep depression and is getting ready to leave Riverdale but Archie organizes a party for him to show Reggie that people care about him. "Three Men on a Job," pencils by Harry Lucey. "Join the Ladies?", script by Sy Reit, art by Samm Schwartz; Betty wants to join Veronica's sorority but must go through an initiation. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #20
    Archie's Joke Book (1953) 20
    • Cover detached at one staple.
  • Vol. 342 #1
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 342 #1

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  • Issue #1-1ST
    Around the World in 80 Days Almanac HC (1956) 1-1ST

    1st prinitng. Based ont he story by Jules Verne. Featuring a synopsis of S.J. Perelman's adaptation of Verne's masterpiece; bios of over 40 stars in the cast; full color pictures; and a prologue by Edward R. Murrow. Hardcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 72 pages, Text (with B&W Chapter Illustrations and full color photos from the film). Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #45
    Astonishing (1951) 45
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    "The Hands From Nowhere" (art by Bill Benulis), "The Vagrant" (art by Bernard Krigstein), "Sabotage" (art by Bob Forgione), "The Old House," "The Seekers" (art by Joe Sinnott), and a two-page text story, "Mystery Mansion." Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 56 #5
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 56 #5

    January 1956 - Volume 56, Issue 5 - 1st printing. Science fiction stories: "The Executioner" by Algis Budrys, "Won't You Walk---" by Theodore Sturgeon, "Indirection" by Everett B. Cole, "Under Pressure" (conclusion) by Frank Herbert and "Labor of Love" by Murray Leinster. Illustrations by Freas, Rogers, and Van Dongen. Article on methods of thought by Murray Leinster. Cover by Van Dongen. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.75-in.; 162 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #65
    Authentic Science Fiction (1951-1957 Hamilton & Co.) 65

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  • Issue #44
    Battle (1951 Atlas) 44
    Published Jan 1956 by Atlas.
    • Oxidation.

    The Defeat Of Colonel Yeng, pencils by Don Heck. Bridge Crossing, art by Joe Sinnott. Fortune Of War text story. The Retreat! Sammy, art by Dick Ayers. 32 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Battle Ground (1954) 9

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    "Surprise Attack" (art by Don Heck), "Bridge Crossing," "Plasma" (art by John Romita Sr.), "Garibaldi" (art by Bernard Krigstein), "the Way Out" (art by Vic Carrabotta), and a two-page text story, "Operation Secret." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #38
    Battlefront (1952 Atlas) 38
    • 2" Cumulative spine split.

    "To Save a Life!" (art by Gene Colan?), "Dirt," "Flight to Freedom!" (art by Tony DiPreta), "The Warrior," "Prisoners of the Reds," and a two-page text story, "Secret Mission." Syd Shores cover? Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
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    Weekly British Comic - 12 Pages

  • Issue #7-1ST
    Bible Story HC (1953-1957 By Arthur S. Maxwell) 7-1ST

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    Volume 7 - 1st printing. "Wonderful Jesus!" Adapted by Arthur S. Maxwell. Art by Harry Anderson, Paul Remmey and Russell Harlan. The Bible Story is a series of easy to read and understand books featuring over 400 stories in 10 hardcover volumes covering the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Also including over 1,200 full color illustrations, this series is a wonderful look at the greatest story ever told and easily assessable by readers of all ages. Hardcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 192 pages, full color. All Ages

  • Issue #8-1ST
    Bible Story HC (1953-1957 By Arthur S. Maxwell) 8-1ST

    Volume 8 - 1st printing. "Prince of Princes (From His Early Ministry to His Last Parables)!" Adapted by Arthur S. Maxwell. Art by Harry Anderson, Paul Remmey and Russell Harlan. The Bible Story is a series of easy to read and understand books featuring over 400 stories in 10 hardcover volumes covering the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Also including over 1,200 full color illustrations, this series is a wonderful look at the greatest story ever told and easily assessable by readers of all ages. Hardcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 192 pages, full color. All Ages

  • Issue #2
    Billy Buckskin (1955) 2

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  • Issue #4
    Black Fury (1956 Charlton) 4

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    Cover by Dick Giordano & Vince Alascia. Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Featuring Black Fury in: "Black Fury's Owlhoot Career!"; "Challenge For The Crown"; and "Ambush At Thunder Junction"! Plus: Bing and Bong in an untitled back-up story! And: 2-page text story "Save A Soul"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #96
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 96
    • 3" spine split. Cover detached at one staple.

    Blackhawk stars in "7 Graves for 7 Blackhawks," "Case of the Missing Blackhawk," and "Doom in the Deep." Back-up story, "Rescue From the Sky." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #86
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 86

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  • Vol. 102 #3
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp Vol. 102 #3

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  • Vol. 4 #1
    Bold Magazine (1954 Pocket Magazines) Vol. 4 #1

    Volume 4, Issue 1 - January 1956. 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 #118
    Boy Comics (1942) 118

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Joe Kubert, Carl Hubbell, and Charles Biro. An anthology title from publisher Lev Gleason and his primary creator, Charles Biro, featuring teen hero Crimebuster and his nemesis Iron Jaw. Chuck discovers that a discredited man has gone into hiding under an assumed name, in a story with early art by comics legend Joe Kubert. Iron Jaw and Sniffer race each other to a uranium deposit, in their last appearance in the Golden Age. Rocky and Simpy seek spies in the jungles of Asia and wind up chasing a rogue tiger instead, in their final adventure. Chuck Chandler: Lost At Sea; Some Like It That Way; Sniffer and Iron Jaw: Uranium Ore Bust; Chuck Chandler: Now It's My Turn; Rocky: Fangs of the Jungle; Lev Gleason's Fun Time. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Brides Romances (1953) 16

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    Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. She was marrying her boss, but she was in love with Steve! Was marriage itself more important to her than who she married? But Steve had had his chance, and she was now through waiting! Would she ultimately lose both of the men who loved her? Don't miss... "I Didn't Know the Meaning of Love!" Also featuring: "Interrupted Honeymoon"; "Marriage Must Wait"; and "My Shattered Romance"! Plus: 1-page text story "It Happened This Way"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #46
    Bugs Bunny (1942 Dell/Gold Key) 46

    Bugs Bunny in "Mounties' Mistake," "Big Injun Ambush," and "Firewood." Issue also has one-page gag strips, one-page text feature "The Birthday Dress," and Tweety and Sylvester in "House, Hunt." Back cover has pinup of Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd. No story/art credits given. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
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    Edited by Betty Sears. Featuring some comic content. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 122 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #59
    Candy (1947 Quality) 59

    Stories by Klaus Nordling and unknown. Art by Klaus Nordling and unknown. Candy falls for the new boy in town, mostly because of his souped up hot rod, in the reprint story "Hot on Wheels!" Candy also stars in the reprint story "Knot One, Purl Too!" plus two untitled reprint stories. And: Bob and Swab in an untitled reprint story by Klaus Nordling. Plus: 1-page text story "Who Won" starring Chip, Tom, Bob Maxwell and Melba. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion (1955) 2

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  • Issue #40
    Casper the Friendly Ghost (1952 2nd Series Harvey) 40
  • Vol. 4 #31
    Cavalier (1952-1992 Fawcett-DuGent) Vol. 4 #31

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    Volume 4, Issue 31 - November 1956. Men's interest magazine featuring War, Hunting, and Adventure stories, along with cartoons, and in later issues Pictorials. Article on Donald Campell and "His Sensational Jet-Boat Ride Through The Water Barrier At 200 MPH." 8 1/2-in. x 11-in. 90 Pages B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 4 #3
    Celebrity (1954 Magnum Publications) Vol. 4 #3

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    Volume 4, issue 3 - January 1956. 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 #6
    Challenge for Men (1955-1959 Almat) Vol. 1 #6

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  • Issue #1
    Classics Illustrated 130 Caesar's Conquests (1956) 1
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    Caesar's Conquests, 1st Printing, Painted Cover. Art by Joe Orlando. (HRN 130, with 1/56 date). Two thousand years ago, the great Roman general, Julius Ceasar, set out to conquer the large part of Western Europe known as Gaul. The opposition was inspired and the fighting was fierce. And as the armies clashed, Caesar wrote the story of the struggle. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #2
    Classics Illustrated 130 Caesar's Conquests (1956) 2

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    Caesar's Conquests, 2nd Printing, Painted Cover. Art by Joe Orlando. (HRN 142). Two thousand years ago, the great Roman general, Julius Ceasar, set out to conquer the large part of Western Europe known as Gaul. The opposition was inspired and the fighting was fierce. And as the armies clashed, Caesar wrote the story of the struggle. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #522
    Classics Illustrated Junior (1953 - 1971 1st Print) 522

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    Painted cover art by Dik Browne. "The Nightingale," script by Hans Christian Andersen (adapted from his original story), art by Dik Browne; The Emperor is delighted with the song of a nightingale until he receives the gift of a mechanical bird; Delighted with the unusual toy, the Emperor snubs the nightingale and she returns to the forest; When the mechanical bird breaks down from overuse, the Emperor falls deathly ill, but the nightingale returns to the palace and her song restores his health. "The Hare and the Tortoise," script by Aesop (adapted from his original story), art by Dik Browne; The hare and the tortoise run a footrace but the cocksure hare stops to take a nap and the tortoise wins the race, proving that one should never be too sure of oneself. "The Moon," script by Robert Louis Stevenson, art by Alex A. Blum; Poem from "A Child's Garden of Verses" about the moon. "Mary Had a Little Lamb," art by Alex A. Blum; Nursery rhyme about Mary and her pet lamb. Picture to Color activity page, art by Alex A. Blum. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #9
    Cody of the Pony Express (1955 Charlton) 9

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