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Comic books January 1956

  • Issue #6
    Complete Love Magazine Vol. 31 (1955) 6

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    Photo cover. Contains original and reprinted material as noted. In order of appearance: "Shy with Men"; "My Reckless Heart" reprinted from Love Experiences (1949) #7; "Unfair Kisses" reprinted from Love at First Sight (1949) #10; and "Too Eager to Marry" reprinted from Love Experiences (1949) #28. "For a More Glamorous You: Make It Sparkle..." text article reprinted from "Glamorizing Yourself..." in Glamorous Romances (1949) #67. Indicia states "Volume XXXI, Number 6, #187". 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 3 #6
    Confidential (1952) Magazine Vol. 3 #6

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    8 1/2-in. x 11 1/2-in., 66 pages, black and white. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #58
    Cowboy Western Comics (1948) 58

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    Contains original and reprinted material as noted. In order of appearance: "Wild Bill Hickok's Gunfight at Hayes City" art by Robert Forgione, reprinted from Cowboy Western Comics (1948) #34; "Annie Oakley, Queen of the Sharpshooters" reprinted from Cowboy Western Comics (1948) #33; "Dusty, No Kick Coming" reprinted from Lash Larue Western (1949 Fawcett/Charlton) #15; "Jesse James, Snare!"; and "Trick Shot Artist!" art by Alberta Tewks. "Readin' and Ridin'" illustrated text story. Indicia states "COWBOY WESTERN". 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #48
    Crime Must Pay The Penalty (1948) 48

    Title is "Penalty." Final issue of the series. "Too Many Suspects," "Mystery of 17 Rue Rudolph," "Who Dun-It?" and "Clue of the Counterfeit Package." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #61
    Dagwood Comics (1950) 61
  • Issue #1-1ST
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    1st printing. Collecting the classic Golden Age comic strip adventures (and mis-adventures) of Korky the Cat, Desperate Dan Wily Smiley, and more! Hardcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 126 pages, PC/PB&W.

  • Issue #129
    Daredevil Comics (1941 Lev Gleason) 129

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Charles Biro, Norman Maurer, and Tony DiPreta. This boys' adventure title was one of the comics that made publisher Lev Gleason a major player during the Golden Age. The Little Wise Guys visit Curly's uncle in Alaska and help a man survive a wolf attack. Dilly Duncan and his rival Gruesome Jones compete for Carol's attention during a ski outing. The backup historical strip features humorous mistakes and accidents. Also featuring an activities page, including making a plaster ashtray. Little Wise Guys: Say Uncle!; To Err Is Humor; Dilly Duncan and Gruesome Jones: Lumps and Bumps; Little Wise Guys: Just Tuck Us In!; Little Wise Guys: Lookouts; Lev Gleason's Fun Time. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #50
    Date with Judy (1947) 50
    Published Jan 1956 by DC.

    Stories by Henry Boltinoff and unknown. Art by Henry Boltinoff and unknown. Television and radio's coast-to-coast favorite! In this issue: Four untitled A Date with Judy stories. Plus: A Date with Judy 2-page text story "Judy Sees the World"; untitled Jerry the Jitterbug 1-pager by Henry Boltinoff; untitled Shorty 1-pager by Boltinoff, reprinted from Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) #147; and untitled Peg 1-pager by Boltinoff. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Dell Junior Treasury (1955) 3

    Gulliver's Travels Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #14
    Dennis the Menace (1953 Standard/Pines/Haliden/Fawcett) 14
    • 1" Spine split.
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Hank Ketcham. Reprints of daily Dennis the Menace cartoons by Ketcham. Pet Peeves starring Dennis the Menace, script by Fred Toole, art by Al Wiseman. The Man of the House starring Dennis the Menace, script by Fred Toole, art by Al Wiseman. Dress Dennis in His Favorite Clothes! paper dolls. The Hidden Treasure text story. Screamy Mimi, art by Al Wiseman; Mimi stops a train in its tracks. How to Read starring Dennis the Menace, script by Fred Toole, art by Al Wiseman. dollars to dennis starring Dennis the Menace, script by Fred Toole, art by Al Wiseman. Reprints of daily Dennis the Menace cartoons by Ketcham. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #227
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 227
    • 3 1/2" cumulative spine split. Cover detached.
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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The 50 Faces of Batman starring Batman and Robin, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris. The Genius With Super Power starring Roy Raymond TV Detective, script by Jack Miller, art by Ruben Moreira. New Eyes for the Law article by Jack Miller. The Man With 20 Lives starring John Jones Manhunter From Mars, script by Joe Samachson, art by Joe Certa. Batman Whirly-Word Game by Martin Naydel. 32 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #95
    Dick Tracy Monthly (1948-1961) 95

    Cover art by Joe Simon (as Chester Gould). "The Case of the Wailing Tree," script and art by Chester Gould; Tracy and Sam watch the tree where they found the baby and arrest the baby's mother for child abandonment when she comes back to leave the baby in the tree; Unknown to Tracy, Mrs. Green is working some kind of agreement with Sticks and Dewdrop Richy; Dewdrop has told her father that the baby is hers in order to get her father's inheritance. Davy Crocket Play House Tent ad. "The Blizzard's Subsided," script and art by Chester Gould; While Sam and Tracy try to get answers from Mrs. Green about her baby, Dewdrop and Sticks continue to deceive her father into thinking the baby is his grandson; J. P. Richy dies believing it to be true, and Dewsdrop and Sticks wait for the will to be read. "Homicide Ace" text story; Two patrolmen solve a homicide. Untitled Girl Friday story; Myra deduces who killed a young man over a gambling debt. Biography of Chester Gould, creator, writer, and artist of Dick Tracy. "Fingerprints found on glass containers" Crimestoppers Textbook. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 6 #4
    Double Action Western Magazine (1934-1960 Columbia) Pulp Vol. 6 #4

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  • Issue #1
    Drawing and Selling Cartoons SC (1956) 1

    Art by Jack Markow. A How-To instructional guide to elevating your cartooning skills. Softcover, 64 pages, B&W

  • Vol. 7 #1
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  • Vol. 7 #2
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  • Vol. 7 #3
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  • Vol. 7 #4
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  • Vol. 27 #1
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (1941-Present Davis-Dell) Vol. 27 #1

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  • Vol. 23 #2
    Exciting Love (1941-1958 Better Publications) Pulp Vol. 23 #2

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  • Issue #25
    Exotic Romances (1955) 25

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    "School For Loneliness," "They Called Me Different," "Too Many Boyfriends," and "A Memory of Love." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Exploits of Daniel Boone (1955) 2

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  • Vol. 4 #6
    Fantastic Universe (1953-1960 King Size/Great American) Vol. 4 #6

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    Jan 1956. Cover by Emsh. Science fiction stories by Philip K. Dick ("The Minority Report"), Frank Herbert, Frank Belknap Long, William Morrison and Frederik Pohl, William Tenn, Bryce Walton, Lester del Ray, Benjamin Ferris, and Robert Bloch ("You Got to Have Brains"). No interior illustrations. 5.25-in. x 7.5-in.; black and white; 128 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 9 #1
    Fate Magazine (1948-Present Clark Publishing) Digest/Magazine Vol. 9 #1

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    Volume 9 - Number 1, January 1956. Pulp magazine devoted to exploring the paranormal. This issue features The Magic Land of Mescaline, and New Discoveries about the Bible! Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 130 page, Text (with B&W Illustrations and Photos). Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #67
    Felix the Cat (1948 Dell/Toby/Harvey) 67
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  • Issue #26
    Fiction (French Series 1953) Pulp 26

    French Edition of (The Magazine of...) Fantasy and Science Fiction. A typical issue contains original French fiction along with some American stories translated from the US magazine. Photo montage cover. John Dickson Carr, Mack Reynolds, Charles L. Harness, E. C. Hornsby, Robert Margerit, Ray Bradbury, Idris Seabright, Gerard Klein. Softcover digest, 6 1/4-in. x 7 1/2-in., 128 pages, black and white (text, no illustrations).

  • Issue #4
    Fightin' Air Force (1956) 4

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    Cover by Dick Giordano & Vince Alascia. Stories by Joe Gill? Art by Bill Molno, Vince Alascia and unknown. Featuring: "One More Mission"; "Crippled Annie"; "Second Chance"; "Jet Solo"; and "Come in at Zero"! Plus: 2-page text story "Artic Survival"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Fightin' Army (1956) 16

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    First issue of the series (formerly "Soldier and Marine Comics"). "Flight of Fancy," "Errand of Mercy," and "The Mysterious Idol." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #74
    Fightin' Navy (1956) 74

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    First issue of the series (continued from Don Winslow). Stories by unknown. Art by A.C. Hollingsworth and unknown. Featuring: "Operation: Redwing!"; "The Giant Killers!"; Danny Mitchell in "Frightened Hero!" and "Secret Weapon"; Billy Bos'n in "Seeing Red"; and the 1-page filler "Danny Mitchell's Famous Planes of World War 2"! Plus: 2-page text story "The Phony Sailor"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 6 #1
    Focus (1951 Leading Magazine Corp.) Vol. 6 #1

    Volume 6, Issue 1 - January, 1956. Men's interest magazine featuring Athletes, True Crime, Starlets, and Pin-ups. 4-in. x 6-in., 64 pages, B&W Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 3 #1
    For Men Only Magazine (1954-1977) Vol. 3 #1

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    Volume 3, Issue 1 - January 1956. Men's interest magazine featuring stories, articles and pictorials. 8-in. x 11-in. 100 pages B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #40
    Forbidden Worlds (1952) 40

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    Cover by Ogden Whitney. Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Art by Ogden Whitney and Harry Lazarus. An anthology series featuring tales of fantasy and science fiction adventure from legendary early independent comics publisher ACG. Jet pilots in World War II encounter phantom pilots in biplanes from World War I; A soldier who has to abandon a wartime fortune is reunited with it after the war; A treasure hunter faces the horror of the People from Down Under, who are not Australians but instead subterranean dwellers from below the Earths surface. The Phantom Flyers!; Incident on a Battlefield; A Belt of Gold!; The Telephone!; The People from Down Under! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Forgotten Sea of Mars (1964 Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc) 12

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    1st Printing - Limited to 1111 copies. 8" x 11", 24 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #734
    Four Color (1942 Series 2) 734

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    Indicia title is "CHEYENNE, No. 734." Based on the 1955-63 "Cheyenne" TV series. Photo cover of Cheyenne Bodie (as played by Clint Walker). Mountain Fortress, art by Tom Gill; While helping a mapmaker, Cheyenne gets mixed up with a gang of bandits who rob a stage;Then they, and a lady passenger on the stage, all have to fight off an attack by Shoshone Indians on the warpath. Johnny Bravo, art by Tom Gill; Cheyenne finds himself caught in a feud between Matt Crowley of the Circle-M and Ben Taggart, who is using a fake land grant document to claim part of Crowley's ranch. Facts about the Cheyenne Indians. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Frank Merriwell at Yale (1955) 4
  • Issue #2
    Freckles and His Friends (Argo 1955) 2

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  • Issue #44
    Fritzi Ritz (1948) 44
    Published Jan 1956 by United.
    • 1 1/2" Cumulative spine split.
  • Issue #10
    Frontier Scout Dan'l Boone (1956) 10
    • 1 3/4" Cumulative spine split.

    First issue of the series (continued from "Death Valley"). Dan'l Boone in "The Rifled Cache," "Winter Famine," and "Dangerous River." Back-up stories, "Death Valley" and "Warpath." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #73
    Fun Parade (1942) 73

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    Jan 1956. Humor Digest featuring jokes and cartoons. Sheree North interior photo cover. Cover by Bill Wenzel. Cartoons by Glenn R. Bernhardt, Bob Tupper, Frank Beaven, George Troop, Jack Lohr, and others. Softcover Digest, saddle-stitched, 5 1/4-in. x 7-in., 100 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 21 #5
    Fury (1953-1964 Weider Publications) Vol. 21 #5

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    Volume 21, Issue 5 - January 1956. Cover by Thomas Beecham. Men's magazine featuring articles on true crime, and politics. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 82 pages, B&W NOTE: Interior States correct date, incorrect number. January 1956 is Volume 21, Issue 5. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 11 #3
    Galaxy Science Fiction (1950-1980 World/Galaxy/Universal) Vol. 11 #3

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    Volume 11, Issue 3 - January 1956. Cover by Emsh. "Brightside Crossing" by Alan E. Nourse, "The Gravity Business" by James E. Gunn, "The Dwindling Years" by Lester Del Rey, "Junior" by Robert Abernathy, and "The Body" by Robert Sheckley. 5 1/4-in. x 7 1/2-in. 144 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #49
    Gang Busters (1948) 49
    Published Jan 1956 by DC.

    "The Mystery That Edgar Allan Poe Solved" (art by John Prentice?), "The Case of the Genuine Counterfeits," "The Case of the Canny Canine," and "Hero For a Day." Ruben Moreira cover? Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 14 #4
    Gay Love Stories (1942-1960 Columbia Publications) Pulp Vol. 14 #4

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  • Issue #32
    GI Combat (1952) 32
    Published Jan 1956 by DC.

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    Cover by Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera. Written by unknown. Art by Charles Nicholas, Reed Crandall and unknown. War front fury! Battlefield adventure! In this issue: "Commie Germ Warfare," with pencils by Charles Nicholas; "The Reds' Last Stand"; "Ambush," with pencils by Reed Crandall; 1-page text story "End of the Red Fox"; and "Atomic Rocket Assault," with pencils by Nicholas. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #50
    Girls in Love (1955 Quality) 50

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  • Issue #36
    Girls' Romances (1950) 36
    Published Jan 1956 by DC.

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    Cover pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Bernard Sachs. Bitter Masquerade!; Jeanne doesn't trust her boyfriend Stan, a merchant marine, and assumes that he has "a girl in every port." Don't Call Me Darling!; Claire feels it's her duty to warn her young cousin Ellen against going out with Philip, who has a bad reputation, but then Claire falls in love with Philip herself. How True Is My Love?; Cindy eventually realizes that it's David that she really loves and not her fiancee Alan. Gazing at the Stars! astronomy page, art by Mort Drucker. Never Lose Heart!, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Bernard Sachs; Wendy is sure that Nick will leave her, as she has seen him leave other girls. Julia Roberts' Romance Report advice column. House ad for Girls' Love Stories #38 and Secret Hearts #31. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1-1ST
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    Volume 1 - 1st printing. "January, 1956!" Collects Blondie Comics (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) #86, Casper the Friendly Ghost (1952 2nd Series Harvey) #40, Dagwood Comics (1950) #61, Dick Tracy Monthly (1948-1961) #95, Little Dot (1953 1st Series) #15, Little Lotta (1955 1st Series) #2, Mutt and Jeff (1939-65 All Am./National/Dell/Harvey) #84, Sad Sack (1949) #54, and Spooky (1955 1st Series) #2. These volumes are some of the earliest examples of Collected Comics. Companies, like Harvey, would archive their material by taking all the issues they released that month and having them bound into hardcover book format. The issues come complete with front and back covers and interiors. They were trimmed down perfectly to fit the hardcover format. Each year has twelve volumes, one for each month of the year. These are extremely rare items. Hardcover (No Dust Jacket), 180 pages, full color.

  • Vol. 2 #8
    He (1953-1959) Vol. 2 #8
    He (1953-1959) Vol. 2 #8
    Published Jan 1956 by UNKNOWN.

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  • Vol. 2 #8
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    Volume 2, Issue 8 - January 1956. Vintage Men's interest magazine focusing on sports, music, hunting, celebrities, models, and showgirls. 4-in. x 6-in., 68 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1-1ST
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    1st printing.

    By Peter Arno.

    A collection of humorous cartoons depicting slice of life situations and not so everyday situations.

    Hardcover, 9-in. x 11-in., 128 pages, B&W.