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Comic books January 1956

  • 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.

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

    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 #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 #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.
  • 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 #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 #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 #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 #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.

  • 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 #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 #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 #40
    Casper the Friendly Ghost (1952 2nd Series Harvey) 40
  • Issue #1
    Classics Illustrated 130 Caesar's Conquests (1956) 1

    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 #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 #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.

    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.

  • 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

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • Issue #4
    Frank Merriwell at Yale (1955) 4
  • Issue #44
    Fritzi Ritz (1948) 44
    Published Jan 1956 by United.
    • 1 1/2" Cumulative spine split.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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 #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.

  • 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 #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 #8
    Lil Genius (1954) 8
  • Issue #31
    Little Iodine (1950) 31
    Published Jan 1956 by Dell.
  • 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.