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Comic books February 1956

  • Issue #2
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    Published Feb 1956 by 7-UP.

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  • Issue #36
    Abbott and Costello (1948 St. John) 36

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  • Issue #213
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 213
    Published Feb 1956 by DC.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Label #1074686009
    • 1" spine split from top of comic. Cover detached at one staple.
    • 4 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Staple rust with migration.
    • 2" cumulative spine split. Chipping. Mold. Staple rust. Rust migration.

    Cover by Al Plastino. "Paul Paxton Alias Superman," art by Al Plastino; A man named Paul Paxton turns up with several indications of secretly being Superman, which is news to Clark Kent. -page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "Jungle King For A Day" starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. -page Peg story by Henry Boltinoff. "I Hunted the Green Fire" text story by Jonathan Maxwell. "The Robot Crook of Space" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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

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  • Issue #221
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 221
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan. The Babe of Steel starring Superboy, script by Otto Binder, art by John Sikela; Mr and Mrs Bolton recall the time they babysat for Clark. The Boy Who Refused To Swim starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. Bebe humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Satellite Arrow, art by George Papp; Green Arrow foils an alien invasion with his Satellite Arrow Ship. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Adventures in Wonderland (1955 Lev Gleason) 5

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    Stories and art by Sanford Moore, Jr., Pete Morisi, and Carl Hubbell. Kid-friendly, Comics Code-approved fairy tales from publisher Lev Gleason, formerly known for crime comics. Elmo the baby circus elephant learns about Christmas. Miserly Victorian businessman Cyrus Scrounge hates Christmas like a certain Scrooge, but when disaster strikes, his neighbors are only too willing to help. A toy cat leads a rebellion of toys who didn't get claimed at Christmas. Elmo's First Christmas; Santa's in a Dilemma; The Lucky Silver Dollar; The Man Who Didn't Believe in Christmas; A Rebellion in Toyland; The Troubadour; Decorate the Christmas Tree for Santa! Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #71
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 71

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    "The Secret of Hidden Valley" (art by John Rosenberger as "John R."), "The Man Who Lived Again," "The Bottle<" and "Lighthouse on the Reef." Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Cover by Ogden Whitney. Stories by John Rosenberger, Harry Lazarus, and Creig Flessel. Spine-chilling tales of suspense, horror, and the supernatural—prepare yourself for Adventures into the Unknown! 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    Adventures of Bob Hope (1950) 37

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    Cover by Owen Fitzgerald. Written by Cal Howard, Henry Boltinoff and Harry Lampert. Art by Owen Fitzgerald, Henry Boltinoff and Harry Lampert. Bob Hope, America's favorite funnyman, gets in some giant trouble in an untitled 3-part story by Cal Howard and Owen Fitzgerald. Plus: Honey in Hollywood half-pager by Henry Boltinoff; Hollywood Ha-Lights 1-pager by Harry Lampert, reprinted from Feature Films (1950) #1; A Bit of Disc and Data article; Shorty 1-pager by Boltinoff, reprinted from Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) #154; and Varsity Vic 1-pager by Boltinoff, reprinted from Action Comics (1938 DC) #159. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis (1952) 27

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    Written by unknown. Art by unknown. Cover by Bob Oksner? Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis are off to England in a 3-part untitled tale! Plus: Honey in Hollywood untitled half-pager by Henry Boltinoff; Jerry the Jitterbug untitled 1-pager; Varsity Vic untitled 1-pager; and Liz untitled back-up story. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    All American Men of War (1952) 30
    • 2" spine split.

    "Frogman Hunt" (art by Jerry Grandenetti), "3 Steps To a Hero," "The Canteen Patrol" (art by Russ Heath), and "Flying Camera" (art by Wally Wood). Edited by Whitney Ellsworth and Robert Kanigher. Cover by Jerry Grandenetti. Stories by Bill Finger, Bob Kanigher, Jerry Grandenetti, Bob Forgione, Jack Abel, Bob Haney, Russ Heath, Jack Miller, and Wally Wood. 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 #27
    All True Romance (1948) 27

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  • Vol. 30 #2
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 30 #2

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    Feb 1956. Cover by Edward Valigursky. Science fiction stories by Malcolm Meade, Ivar Jorgensen, C.H. Thames, Harry L. Sonneborn, and Manly Banister. 5-1/2 in. x 7-1/2 in.; black and white; 128 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #9
    Annie Oakley (1948 Atlas) 9

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    Edited by Stan Lee. Cover by Carl Burgos. Stories by Hank Chapman, Ross Andru, Mike Esposito, and Al Williamson. Western Tales of action and adventure starring the famous female sharpshooter, Annie Oakley. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Apache Kid (1950) 18

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  • Issue #78
    Archie (1943) 78
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #1175606008
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    • 2" Cumulative spine split.
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  • Vol. 342 #2
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 342 #2

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  • Issue #46
    Astonishing (1951) 46

    Cover art by John Severin. Forbidden Forest!, art by Tony DiPreta; A statue comes to life to protect two hunters from the dangers of the forbidden forest. Was He Just Seeing Things?, art by Manny Stallman; Aliens uses illusion to disguise their home planet from bothersome intruders. Contents: One Human!, art by Robert McCarty; The post office investigates boxes that contain shrunken people which expand to full size upon arrival at their destination. What Lurks Beneath?, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito; A diver tries to capture mermaids to sell them to zoos, but they capture him instead and place him in an exhibit. I Hear the Thump!, art by Al Hartley. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 56 #6
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 56 #6

    Feb 1956. Volume 56, Issue 6 - 1st printing. Science fiction stories by Robert Heinlein ("Double Star" part 1), Mark Clifton, Dean McLaughlin, Paul Janvier, Reg Rhein, and Christopher Anvil. Illustrations by Freas, Emsh, and van Dongen. Cover by Frank Kelly Freas. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.75-in.; 160 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #66
    Authentic Science Fiction (1951-1957 Hamilton & Co.) 66

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  • Issue #97
    Batman (1940) 97
    Tags: Batman
    Published Feb 1956 by DC.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Label #1ED423-014

    Cover by Win Mortimer. "The Joker Announces Danger," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; When Batman appears as an announcer on a TV show, the Joker decides to use announcers as part of his next crime spree. 2/3-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. Do You Know How to be a Good Baby Sitter? public service announcement with Buzzy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. "Doom On Channel 14," pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; When Batman re-enacts the capture of gangster Marty Kirk, Kirk's gang members capture the Dynamic Duo in the studio, and force officials to release Kirk from prison. Half-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. 2/3-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. New Gadget To Fight Crime article by Jack Miller, art by Raymond Perry. "The Return of the Bat-Hound!", pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; When some crooks learn that trainer Ross Millen has trained his dog to by-pass security systems, they seize Millen and force him to use his dog to commit crimes. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Battle Action (1952) 21
    Published Feb 1956 by Atlas.

    "Man With a Bazooka" (art by Gene Colan), "Afraid" (art by Don Heck), "The Enemy Waits" (art by Chuck Miller), "The Rebellion" (pencils by Bob Forgione, inks by Jack Abel), "With All Guns Blazing" (art by Vic Carrabotta), and a two-page text story, "The Method." Russ Heath cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 15 #1
    Beauty Parade (1941-1956 Harrison Publications) Vol. 15 #1

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  • Issue #37
    Big Town (1951) 37
    • Writing within interior. Staple rust. Rust migration. 1 1/4" cumulative spine split.

    Based on the TV and radio show of the same name, Big Town lasted 50 issues. This installment includes the following: "The Mystery Reporter of The Illustrated Press!" (a failed reporter gets credit for a story he didn't write); "The Secret Life of ?Streak' Saunders!"; and "The Riddle of the Glass Skyscraper!" Scripts John Broom, pencils by Manny Stallman, inks by John Giunta. Cover by Gil Kane. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #60
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 60

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    Cover by Myron Fass. Stories and art by Bob Globerman and Pete Morisi. Masked like the Lone Ranger or Zorro, Black Diamond fights for justice in the West, aided by his sidekick Bumper and his status as a federal marshal. The Scorpion and Black Diamond meet in a final showdown in the far northern wastes. BD seeks the lawless gangs of the strange place called Painted Valley. Black Diamond: Man to Man; Smart Sammy Smythe; Black Diamond: Brand of the Scorpion; Black Diamond: The Last Notch; Black Diamond: The Badmen of Painted Valley. Final issue of the series. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #97
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 97

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    Blackhawk stars in "The Horde of the Bat," "Hitler's Daughter," and "The Revolt of the Slave Workers." War in the Sky back-up story, "The Most Shot-at Airman of All Time." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #87
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 87

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  • Vol. 102 #4
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp Vol. 102 #4

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  • Vol. 4 #2
    Bold Magazine (1954 Pocket Magazines) Vol. 4 #2

    Volume 4, Issue 2 - February 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 #2
    Boots and Her Buddies (1955 Argo) 2

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  • Issue #560204
    Boxoffice Magazine (1931) 560204

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    February 4, 1956. Trade magazine (similar to Variety) published by The National Film Weekly. Billed as the pulse of the motion picture industry, this issue features a special section on promotion. Boxoffice was a source for news in the world of entertainment. This issue has a special feature on drive-in theatres. 110 pages, black and white with spot color, 9.25-in x 12.25-in.

  • Issue #4
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 4

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    Tales of blazing adventure starring the dauntless trio! The Golden Gladiator stars in "Captive Champion" (written by Robert Kanigher, with art by Russ Heath); the Viking Prince stars in "The Whirling Warrior" (written by Bob Haney, with art by Joe Kubert); and the Silent Knight stars in "Robber Baron of Forest Perilous" (written by Robert Kanigher, with art by Irv Novick). Cover by Irv Novick. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Bride's Diary (1955) 8

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    Stories by unknown. Art and Cover by Iger Shop. They're engaged, but since Anne became her roommate, Joe's been like a stranger! Don't miss..."Dreams Aren't Enough"! Also featuring: "My Sister-in-Law"; "Think Twice, Love Once"; and "Do-It-Yourself Love"! Plus: "Alice Adams, Love Consultant" advice column. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Brides Romances (1953) 17

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    Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. If only Dwight would stay! She truly did love him! Would he go out of her life without giving her a chance to explain? Find out in... "The Boy I Had to Win"! Also featuring: "A Shattered Dream"; "Staged Wedding"; and "This Time for Keeps"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #69
    Buzzy (1944) 69
    Tags: Archie
    Published Feb 1956 by DC.

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  • Issue #18
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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 #60
    Candy (1947 Quality) 60
    • 31

    Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Candy and Trish experiment with a mud-pack beauty treatment in an untitled reprint story. Plus: Candy convinces her boyfriend Ted to run for class president and becomes his campaign chief in an untitled reprint story; Candy dresses as a bride for a costume party and her parents think it's for real in an untitled reprint story; Will Bragg claims to be a great architectural and mechanical engineer in an untitled reprint story; 1-page text story "Social Dragon" starring Joyce, Budge, Aunt Henrietta Ellis and Uncle Bertram Ellis; and Candy has a crush on a famous handsome romance author, and when she tries to win his heart, heartbreak and hilarity ensue in an untitled reprint story. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #41
    Casper the Friendly Ghost (1952 2nd Series Harvey) 41

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  • Vol. 4 #32
    Cavalier (1952-1992 Fawcett-DuGent) Vol. 4 #32

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  • Issue #4
    Chip N Dale (1955 Dell) 4

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    Cover art by Dick Moores. Peace and Quiet, script by Carl Fallberg, art by Harvey Eisenberg; Donald comes to Chip 'n' Dale's woods to practice for hunting season which begins the next day; Chip 'n' Dale use catsup to write "No Hunting " on the trees, which turns the place into an impromptu animal sanctuary. The Turkey Thiever, art by Harvey Eisenberg; Goofy is hired as a guard for a turkey farm; Chip 'n' Dale try to buy a turkey for Thanksgiving but end up preventing Wasputin, a weasel with hypnotic powers, from stealing the birds. The Acorn Trap, art by Harvey Eisenberg. The Helping Hands, art by Dick Moores. The Traveling Tree, art by Harvey Eisenberg. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #523
    Classics Illustrated Junior (1953 - 1971 1st Print) 523

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    Cover art by Mike Sekowsky. "The Gallant Tailor," script by Brothers Grimm (adapted from their original story), pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Frank Giacoia; A tailor defeats several giants but is given almost impossible tasks to fulfill before winning a princess in marriage. "The Fox and the Crow," art by Mike Sekowsky; A fox tricks a crow into dropping a piece of cheese by flattering her singing voice, and then suggests she not listen to that which she knows is not true. "Windy Nights," script by Robert Louis Stevenson, art by Alex A. Blum; Poem from "A Child's Garden of Verses" about the personification of the wind as a horse and rider galloping about at night. "Wouldn't it Be Funny?", art by Alex A. Blum; Nursery rhyme about ridiculous propositions including a cow barking and a dog mooing. "Jack, Be Nimble," art by Alex A. Blum; Nursery rhyme about a boy jumping over a candlestick. Color This Picture With Crayons activity page, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Frank Giacoia. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #523
    Classics Illustrated Junior (1953 - 1971 Reprint) 523

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    The Gallant Tailor. NOTE: We do not currently differentiate between HRN 576 copies and other HRN #'s of Classics Illustrated Junior reprints. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #26
    Combat Casey (1952) 26
    Published Feb 1956 by Atlas.

    Combat Casey in "Stop the Tanks," "Sky Battle," "Jungle War," and an untitled story. Back-up, "Combat College." Art on all five by Robert Q. Sale. Two-page text story, "The Barrier." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
    Combat Kelly (1951 Atlas) 35
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Combat Kelly in "The Rat Run," "The Raider," "The Man From Behind the Iron Curtain," and an untitled story. Back-up, "Cookie's Combat Course: The Medal of Honor!" Art on all five by Dave Berg. Russ Heath cover? Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Confessions Illustrated (1956) 1

    "I Joined a Teen-Age Gang" (art by Jack Kamen), "I Can Never Marry" (art by Joe Orlando), "My Tragic Affair" (art by Wally Wood), "I Took My Sister's Husband" (art by Kamen), and "Passion Made Me a Thief" (art by Johnny Craig). Bud Parke painted cover. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 1 #2
    Conflict (1955-1956) Vol. 1 #2

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  • Issue #4
    Cutie Pie (1955) 4

    Cover by Gene Fawcette. Stories and art by Gene Fawcette and Melvin Welch. Adorable 5-year-old girl Cutie Pie knows nothing but mischief, in a series inspired by the success of Dennis the Menace. Cutie Pie accidentally helps a burglar clean out her house. Cutie borrows her father's new camera, a decision he instantly regrets once the film is developed. Cutie Pie creates chaos at her mother's beauty shop. Cutie Pie; Cutie Pie's Family Album; Cutie Pie Gives A Helping Hand!; The Cat That Was a Pig; Trick Photography; Copy...The Cat; A Permanent Condition. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #62
    Dagwood Comics (1950) 62

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  • Issue #27
    Danger and Adventure (1955) 27

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  • Issue #228
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 228

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The Outlaw Batman starring Batman and Robin, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Charles Paris. Do You Know How to Be a Good Baby-Sitter? public service announcement starring Buzzy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. The Machine That Captured the Past starring Roy Raymond TV Detective, art by Ruben Moreira. How to Read Fingerprints article by Jack Miller. Escape to the Stars starring John Jones Manhunter From Mars, script by Dave Wood, art by Joe Certa. 32 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #96
    Dick Tracy Monthly (1948-1961) 96

    Cover art by Joe Simon (as Chester Gould). "The Case of the Wailing Tree," art by Chester Gould; Sticks and Dewdrop bring Mrs. Green on board as an accomplice in their scheme get 10 Million dollars from the J. P. Richy estate; Hannah discovers a tooth in a pillowcase; Meanwhile, Tracy and Sam try to locate the house closest to the tree in an effort to solve the mystery of why the baby was left in the tree. "International Crimebusters" text story; A brief history of the Army CID. "O. K., Boss -- here I am!"; Myra and Glenn investigate the death of the brother of one of Glenn's clients. "Alcatraz" America's Finest text story; A brief history of Alcatraz. Crimestoppers Textbook; A brief description of bullet grooves. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.