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Comic books January 1956

  • Issue #1N-1ST
    Hell of a Way to Run a Railroad HC (1956 Simon and Schuster) 1N-1ST Hell of a Way to Run a Railroad HC (1956 Simon and Schuster) 1N-1ST

    No Dust Jacket - 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.

  • Issue #2
    Heroes of the Wild Frontier (1956) 2
    • Cover oxidation and chipping.
  • Issue #47
    Hi-School Romance (1949) 47

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    Cover art by John Sink. Summer Song, art by John Sink; While swimming across the lake, Ginny has a cramp; Luckily, Pete Howard was in a rowboat and saved her. House ad for Harvey's line of romance comics: First Love, Hi-School Romance, Love Problems, and First Romance. No Greater Love, art by Bob Powell; Charlie Thomas had dated May Wilson for several weeks, and was always impressed with her maturity. First Love, art by Tom Hickey; Jackie Lang had always wanted to act, but was also too self-conscious to go on stage; When Allan Brady, the new drama teacher, held auditions, she reluctantly tried out, and won the starring role. Love Without Honor, art by Tom Hickey; Donna Blake was hopelessly in love with Bill Carson, but she was a plumber's daughter and Bill's father, Jeb, was a wealthy land developer. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Homer the Happy Ghost (1955 Atlas) 6

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    Cover art by Dan DeCarlo. Look, Melvin has a new Davy Crockett coonskin cap!; The boys start playing cowboys & Indians, but then they meet a real tribe of Indians. Why is Zelda crying, Invisible Irwin?; Gobby tries to steal Zelda's book of magic spells. I think it's time that Melvin took up music!; Melvin confounds the music teacher. That sure was a good picture!; Two bank robbers try to get Homer to help them, but he outwits them. Scripts by Stan Lee, art by Dan DeCarlo. The Snark Hunt text story. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #109
    Hopalong Cassidy (1943 Fawcett/DC) 109

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  • Issue #46
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 46

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    Cover by Bill Ely. Featuring: 6 page story "The Bird of Fate" drawn by Jim Mooney; 5 page story "Dead Man's Diary" drawn by Ralph Mayo; 6 page story "The Phantom Arena" drawn by John Prentice; 6 page story "Black Magic For Sale" drawn by Bill Ely. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 2 #5
    Hush-Hush (1955) Magazine Vol. 2 #5
    • Brittle paper.

    Gossip magazine focused on scandalous stories about the personal lives of celebrities and other well-known individuals. Sophie Loren, Gina Lollobrigida, Orson Welles, Jack Dempsey photo cover. Tony Curtis and Marlon Brando gossip stories. 8 1/4-in. x 11 1/4-in., 68 pages, black and white (text with photos). Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 16 #5
    Ideal Love (1941-1960 Double-Action) Pulp Vol. 16 #5

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  • Vol. 3 #1
    Imaginative Tales (1954-1958 Greenleaf Publishing) Vol. 3 #1

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    January 1956. Cover by H. W. McCauley. Science fiction stories: "The Cosmic Bunglers" by Geoff St. Reynard, "Practical Joke" by Richard O. Lewis, "Code of the Bluster World" by Milton Lesser, "The Girl from Nowhere" by Darius John Granger, and "A Day for Battle" by C. H. Thames. Illustrations by Luther Sheffy, Bill Reid, and Lloyd Rognan. 5-3/8 in. x 7-1/8 in.; black and white; 128 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #9
    Jann of the Jungle (1955) 9

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    Cover art by Carl Burgos. "Lost River!", script by Don Rico, pencils by Jay Scott Pike; Pat seeks the Lost River; Jann follows and protects him from jungle animals. "Law of the Jungle" text story. "With Fang and Talon!", script by Don Rico, pencils by Jay Scott Pike; A pair of uranium prospectors fool a village into giving food to the local idol, in which the pair is hiding. Jann exposes them. "The Haunted Swamp!", script by Don Rico, art by Don Heck; Communist agents seeking radium attempt to kill Cliff. He escapes and captures them. "The Judgment of the Beasts!", script by Don Rico, art by Syd Shores; Rogo pursues a female that is not his mate. "Sudden Fury!", script by Don Rico, pencils by Jay Scott Pike; Jann helps defeat the warlike Vappi when they attack the peaceful Robais. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    Jesse James (1950 Avon) 25

    Art by Howard Larsen, Jack Warren, and Everett Raymond Kinstler. Cover by Everett Raymond Kinstler. True tales (some slightly embellished) of Old West outlaws, focusing on the James brothers and other real-life figures from history. Frank and Jesse cross paths with a gunslinging female outlaw while escaping a posse; A bandit frames Jesse for his own bank robbery; Jesse and his band get into a gang war with The Ghost Town Gunmen. These reprinted stories include some clumsy art and dialog changes due to newly-imposed Comics Code censorship - such as an erased gun becoming a fist - sometimes with comical effect. Framed; The Shepherd of Donosa; Jesse James Meets the Lady Outlaw; The Ghost Town Gunmen; Sea Saws; War Messenger. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Journey into Mystery (1952) 30

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    Cover art by John Severin; The Lady Who Vanished!, art by Bob Powell; Universal Gadget text story; The Man Who Couldn't Breathe!, art by Tony di Preta; And Then Something Happened, art by Joe Orlando; No Way Out!, and The Endless Search, art by Doug Wildey. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #41
    Journey into Unknown Worlds (1951 2nd Series) 41
    • 1" Cumulative spine split.
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    Carl Burgos cover. Bill Everett, Paul Reinman, John Forte art. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 2 #1
    Justice (1955-1956 Non-Pareil Publishing) Vol. 2 #1

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  • Issue #79
    Justice Traps the Guilty (1947) 79

    Cover by Marvin Stein. Art by Mort Meskin and others. Pioneering crime comic Justice Traps the Guilty was produced by the studio of comics legends Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, creators of Captain America. A cop seeks the illegal trucker who injured his partner during an off-duty traffic stop. An enemy agent infiltrates an American test-pilot program, but the plane he's stealing doesn't have all the bugs worked out. Police try to track down an arsonist who targets the slums. Also featuring a full-page "Memo" from the Publisher, stating the magazine's intent to only portray crime in a negative light, probably in response to public concerns about the violence in crime comics. Skin Game!; Ace in the Hole!; Blackmailers!; Radio Clue; Closeups; Firebug! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Katy Keene (1949-61) 26
  • Issue #1
    Kerry Drake (1956) 1
    Published Jan 1956 by Argo.

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  • Issue #56
    Kid Colt Outlaw (1948) 56

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  • Issue #26
    Lassie (1950) 26

    Painted cover art by Morris Gollub. Facts about Rio de Janeiro. The Trembling Mountains, art by Ralph Mayo; Lassie and her friends parachute down to earthquake-stricken Santanna; Medical supplies are flown in and dropped by parachute but drift away. Lassie to the rescue! Danger in the Deep, art by Ralph Mayo; On vacation at the Copacabana, Gerry and Rocky leave Lassie ashore while they go swimming; Lassie meets Paulo, a fisherman, who has had trouble with a shark. The Golden Goddess, art by Ralph Mayo; On their way home from Belem, Lassie and her friends are forced to crash-land. Untitled Reina the Black Jaguar story, art by Jack Abel. Facts about the Brazilian diamond hunter. Facts about the English Bulldog. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Laurel and Hardy (1949 St. John) 27

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  • Issue #8
    Lil Genius (1954) 8
  • Issue #15
    Little Dot (1953 1st Series) 15

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  • Issue #31
    Little Iodine (1950) 31
    Published Jan 1956 by Dell.
  • Issue #2
    Little Lotta (1955 1st Series) 2

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  • Issue #91
    Little Lulu (1948 Dell/Gold Key) 91
    • 1" spine split from bottom.

    Cover art by John Stanley. The Terrible Snowman; The Fellers have a stash of snowballs hidden in a cave in the woods. The Alamo; The Fellers and Lulu and Annie have a water balloon battle. The Toothache; Tubby has a bad toothache but wont go to the dentist. The Case of the Kidnapped Frog; Tubby thinks that Mr. Moppet has swiped his frog. The Enemy Spaceman; Tubby tells Gloria he is running away on a rocket ship into space. All scripts and pencils by John Stanley, inks by Irving Tripp. One-page text story, Lulus Diry ("Diary"). 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #91
    Lone Ranger (1948 Dell) 91
    • Tape on exterior. Water damage.

    Painted cover art by Hank Hartman. The Secret Mine, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Tom Gill; Vicious killers try to learn the location of the Pueblos' secret silver mine. The Glory Hunter, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Tom Gill; Les Lawton makes up stories to win glory, but finds himself in trouble when a gang kidnaps him and demands that he contact his "friend," the Lone Ranger. The Island, script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Jon Small; Young Hawk, Little Buck, and Strong Eagle sail their dugout canoe east on Lake Superior; After a storm they land on an island to dry their sail, but find a war party already there. Based on the popular Western TV series. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Lone Ranger's Companion Tonto (1951) 21

    Painted cover art by Don Spaulding. "The Crooked Knife - Pride of the Indian Woodcarver" text story by Red Thunder Cloud. "Robbery by Wire," art by Tom Gill; Tonto helps a telegraph operator repair a line cut by robbers. "Suspicion," art by Tom Gill; Tonto is mistaken for a claim-jumper by an embittered old miner. "The Old Warrior" text story, art by Tom Gill. "The Troublemaker," art by Tom Gill; Tonto encounters an old childhood friend and teaches a lesson in leadership. "The Barrier of Flame," art by Tom Gill; Scout and his herd encounter fire on the prairie. "The Stronghearts, Warrior Society of the Sioux" text story by Red Thunder Cloud, art by Tom Gill. "The War Dance" text story by Red Thunder Cloud, art by Mike Roy. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Lone Ranger's Famous Horse Hi-Yo Silver (1952) 17

    "How Silver Routed the Bachelors," "Silver's Disappearing Trick," and "The Brown Foal." Midnight back-up story, "Midnight Learns a Lesson." One-page text story, "Whitefoot." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #171
    Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (1941 Dell) 171

    Untitled story; Frustrated that Bugs and Porky don't believe that he can show them the future, El Gazo the fortune teller uses his mystic powers to send the pair into the 24th Century. Untitled story; After accidently hitting his new boss at the Blustry Department Store with a snowball; Porky tries to trick him into believing there are many people who look just like Porky. Untitled story; Yosemite Sam is trying to catch a frog to enter in the "Jumpin' Frog Contest." The Runaway text story. Untitled story, art by Al Hubbard; A Jack-In-Box goes wild after he is released from his box and he and Mary Jane and Sniffles end up dunked in a pond. Untitled story; Tweety purchases an old crate at an auction; It contains parts for a robot that Tweety and Sylvester assemble. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Lorna the Jungle Queen (1953) 17

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    Cover Credits: Vince Colletta? (Pencils) , Vince Colletta? (Inks) Cover Feature: Lorna, the Jungle Girl Genre: jungle Editor: Stan Lee While the Jungle Sleeps ( Sequence 1, 5 pages ) Feature Story: Lorna, the Jungle Girl Credits: Don Rico (Script), Jay Scott Pike (Pencils), Jay Scott Pike (Inks), Genre: jungle -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tribal Trail ( Sequence 2 - text story, 2 pages ) Credits: ? (Script), (Inks), typeset (Letters). -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Call of the Savage ( Sequence 3, 5 pages ) Feature Story: Lorna, the Jungle Girl Credits: Don Rico (Script), Jay Scott Pike (Pencils), Jay Scott Pike (Inks), Genre: jungle -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Test of Fire ( Sequence 4, 4 pages ) Feature Story: Greg Knight Credits: Don Rico (Script), John Romita (Pencils), John Romita (Inks), Genre: jungle -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bird of Prey ( Sequence 5, 4 pages ) Feature Story: Tales of the Jungle Credits: Don Rico (Script), Syd Shores (Pencils), Syd Shores (Inks), Genre: jungle -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Poisoned Spear ( Sequence 6, 5 pages ) Feature Story: Lorna, the Jungle Girl Credits: Don Rico (Script), Jay Scott Pike (Pencils), Jay Scott Pike (Inks), Genre: jungle Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #58
    Love Romances (1949) 58

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    Cover by Vince Colletta. Edited by Stan Lee. Stories by unknown. Art by Al Hartley, Bill Fraccio? & Vince Colletta, John Tartaglione, Reed Crandall, Ann Brewster and Jay Scott Pike. She knew that someday she'd find him! Don't miss..."My Type of Guy"! Also featuring: "This is My Beloved"; "Break-Up"; "Too Good For Me"; and "Lover Come Back"! Plus: 2-page text story "I'll Be Seeing You"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #49
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  • Vol. 10 #1
    Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (1949-Present Mercury Publications) Pulp Vol. 10 #1

    Volume 10, Issue 1 - January 1956. Cover by Solovioff. Fantasy and science fiction stories by C. M. Kornbluth, Robert Abernathy, Arthur C. Clarke, P. Schuyler Miller, Winona Miller, Robert Lindner, and Manly Wade Wellman. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 128 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 6 #1
    Male (1950-1981 Male Publishing Corp.) Vol. 6 #1

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    Volume 6, Issue 1 - January 1956. Adventure stories, articles and nude photos. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in. 98 Pages B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 4 #1
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    Volume 4, Issue 1 - January 1956. Men's interest magazine focusing on celebrity gossip and pin-up models. This issues features a Betty Bosmer cover, and articles on rumor racketeers, and sex in advertising. 4-in. x 6-in., 64 pages, B&W Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 6 #9
    Man to Man Magazine (1949 Picture Magazines) Vol. 6 #9

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    Volume 6, Issue 9 - January 1956. Men's interest magazine focusing on true crime, and war stories. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 68 pages, B&W. MATURE READERS Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 1 #4
    Man's Illustrated Magazine (1955-1975 Hanro Corp.) Vol. 1 #4

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  • Vol. 4 #1
    Man's Life (1952-1961 Crestwood) 1st Series Vol. 4 #1

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  • Vol. 2 #1
    Man's World Magazine (1955-1978 Medalion) 2nd Series Vol. 2 #1
  • Vol. 4 #1
    Manhunt (1953-1967 Eagle Publications) Pulp Vol. 4 #1

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  • Issue #10
    Marines in Action (1955) 10
    • 1" Cumulative spine split.

    Rock Murdock the Fighting Gyrene in "Delayed Action" and "Winter War!" Boot-Camp Brady in "The marines' Hymn" (ar by Dave Berg). Also "Trapped By the Tanks" (art by Joe Sinnott) and "The Hidden Enemy" (art by Don Heck). Two-page text story, "Code-Cracking." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #57
    Marmaduke Mouse (1946 Quality) 57
  • Issue #142
    Marvel Tales (1949 Atlas) 142

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  • Issue #125
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  • Issue #126
    Marvelman (1954) UK 126

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  • Issue #127
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  • Issue #128
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  • Issue #5
    MD (1955 EC) 5
    Published Jan 1956 by EC.

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    Final issue of the series. "Complete Cure" (art by Reed Crandall), "Child's Play" (art by Joe Orlando), "Emergency" (art by Graham Ingels), and "The Right Diagnosis" (art by George Evans). Johnny Craig cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 5 #1
    Men Magazine (1952-1982 Zenith Publishing Corp.) Pulp Vol. 5 #1

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  • 1956, #1
    Mickey Mouse (German Series 1951 Micky Maus) 1956, #1

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    January 1956 #1 - German language reprint. 32 pages, full color.