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Comic books April 1956

  • Vol. 1 #4
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  • Issue #4
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    Published Apr 1956 by 7-UP.

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  • Issue #215
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 215
    Published Apr 1956 by DC.
    • Cover detached. Water damage.
    • Centerfold detached. 1 1/2" spine split from top.
    • 2" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached. Tearing on interior pages.

    Cover pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Superman of Tomorrow," pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Craig King uses scientific gadgets in 2956 to duplicate Superman's powers but now he needs help to catch scientific bandits, so he beams a message across time to the Real Superman. "The Big Game Butterfly Hunter," art by Ed Smalle; Hector Doolittle unwittingly risks life and limb to collect rare butterflies. -page Bebe story by Henry Boltinoff. "Flying Rangers" text story by script by Jack Miller (as John Maxton), art by Raymond Perry. "The Mystery of the Stolen Worlds," script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Giant hands out of nowhere move things around in space. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Apr 1956
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular) Pulp Apr 1956

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  • Issue #223
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 223

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Hercules, Junior, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye; Superboy adopts a new secret identity to help a sea captain famous for helping others. The Sunken City of Gold starring Aquaman, script by Jack Miller, art by Ramona Fradon. Varsity Vic humor two-pager by Henry Boltinoff. The ABC's of Archery article. The Decoy Archer, art by George Papp; Green Arrow recruits a man of questionable character to be his understudy. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #72
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 72

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    "I Keep Dreaming of Grandpa!" (art by Ogden Whitney), "The Genius!" (art by Harry Lazarus), and "The Sumatran Seed!" Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Cover by Ogden Whitney. Stories by Ogden Whitney and Harry Lazarus. 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 #38
    Adventures of Bob Hope (1950) 38

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    Cover art by Owen Fitzgerald. Bob the Bridge Builder Part 1, art by Owen Fitzgerald; Bob is hired to build a bridge in South America. Shorty humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Bob the Bridge Builder Part 2; Bob and Cindy almost wind up in the soup. On the Set two-pager by Henry Boltinoff. Bebe two-pager by Henry Boltinoff. Bob the Bridge Builder Part 3; Bob and Cindy escape from head-hunters. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis (1952) 28

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    Cover art by Owen Fitzgerald. Untitled Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis story, art by Owen Fitzgerald; Dean and Jerry get mixed up with a circus after Lola discovers Jerry has a way with animals. Professor Eureka humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Untitled Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis story part two. Shorty humor page by Henry Boltinoff. It's Fun to Belong public service announcement starring Binky, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. Untitled Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis story part two. Shorty humor two-pager by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #129
    Adventures of Mighty Mouse (1955 Pines/Dell/Gold Key) 129

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    Has no number Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (1952) 26

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    "Rex, Foreign Legion Fighter." Rex and Danny fly from Paris to the Sahara Desert, where they must bail out of their plane. Rex tracks down Danny and helps foreign legion soldiers battle desert bandits. Also includes "The Mystery of the Missing Mummy!" (starring Detective Chimp) and "The Two Four-Legged Champions." Script by Robert Kanigher and John Broome, pencils by Gil Kane and Carmine Infantino, inks by Bernard Sachs and Joe Giella. Cover by Kane. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #32
    All American Men of War (1952) 32
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    Edited by Whitney Ellsworth and Robert Kanigher. Cover by Jerry Grandenetti. Stories by Robert Kanigher, Russ Heath, Bob Haney, Jerry Grandenetti, Irwin Hasen, Bill Finger, Arthur Peddy, Ross Andru, and Mike Esposito. Adventure tales of war and the military, including some humor—go into combat with All American Men of War! 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 11 #3
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  • Issue #33
    Andy Panda (1953 Dell) 33

    Walter Lantz' Andy Panda. Cover by John Carey. Stories by Don R. Christensen and various. Art by Phil de Lara and John Carey. Featuring the tales "River Rogue," "Rug riders" and "The Horse Thief Hoax," plus 1-page untitled stories on the inside front cover, inside back cover and back cover! Starring Andy Panda, Charlie Chicken, Buzz Buzzard, Wally Walrus and Miranda Panda! Also: Woody Woodpecker in "Silent Sam"! Starring Woody Woodpecker and Wally Walrus! And: the 1-page text story "The Valentine's Day surprise"! Starring Willy Cottontail, Suzy Cottontail and Casper Cottontail! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Angel (1955 Dell) 5
    Published Apr 1956 by Dell.

    Angel. Cover by Mel Casson? Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Featuring the tales "The Fur Coats," "Tough Sledding," "The Witch Doctor" and "War Games," plus 1-page untitled stories on the inside front cover, inside back cover and back cover! Also: "Hubert Holmes and his Mechanical Man" 1-page text story! And: Stanley in "The Ace Detective"! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Annie Oakley (1948 Atlas) 10

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    Edited by Stan Lee. Cover by Sol Brodsky and Vince Colletta. Stories by Hank Chapman, Ross Andru, Mike Esposito, Stan Lee, and Dick Ayers. Western Tales of action and adventure starring the famous female sharpshooter, Annie Oakley. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #79
    Archie (1943) 79

    "How're You Fixed for Blades," pencils by Harry Lucey (?);Archie talks Mr. Weatherbee into having the faculty attend an ice-skating get-together on Saturday, not realizing that Archie's ulterior motive is make the faculty so tired and sore from skating that they won't be able to come to school on Monday. "Takes Two to Tangle," pencils by Harry Lucey; Archie and Reggie have a fight to decide to who will take Veronica to the dance; Reggie wins easily, which causes Archie to practice boxing with Jughead; At the dance, Archie tries to take Veronica home, thinking he can now beat Reggie. "Anty-Social!", script by Frank Doyle (?), art by Bob Montana (?);Jughead spends weeks teaching an ant to do tricks, but when he and Archie take the ant to the booking agent, things go badly. Archie Fun Page. "A Cool Out"; Pat gets in trouble when he hits a boy with a snowball. "Hidden Assets"; Archie is complaining to Betty about the money Veronica spends on beauty treatments. "Dots a Plenty"; Veronica and another girls talk about liking a polka-dot dress they just saw; However, when Betty comes in the Choklit Shoppe wearing that dress, the two decide they don't like it. "Stutter Nonsense"; Reggie makes fun of Sam, who stutters, but Sam gets the last laugh. "Fit to Be Tied!"; Somebody swipes Archie's jacket at the Chocklit Shoppe; After describing the jacket, Archie doesn't get much sympathy from Pop. Archie Giant Series ad. "Phone Flub"; Archie tries to make Veronica jealous with a fake phone call, but is exposed when a repairman comes to fix the pay phone, which has been out of order all day. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 342 #4
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 342 #4

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  • Vol. 7 #10
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  • Issue #48
    Astonishing (1951-1957 Marvel/Atlas) 48

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    Cover art by Carl Burgos. It Happened at Midnight!, art by Bill Benulis; A writer thinks up a story about aliens from another dimension who pull a man off the street at midnight and then the same thing happens to him, but the men identity themselves as FBI men looking for an undesirable alien. One of Our Ships is Missing!, art by Bill Everett; Trains, planes, and bicycles disappear as the Martian king seeks a gift for his son, the prince. The Man Behind the Mask!, art by John Forte; A wealthy miller conducts acts of charity behind a wooden mask, but when events turn for the worse and he has nothing left to contribute, he makes one last trip. The Thing in the Box!, art by Ed Winiarski; People find a small box with a mirror inside that shows them their true faces. There's No Tomorrow, art by Bob Powell. When Ends the Dream!, art by Jay Scott Pike. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 12 #4
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  • Vol. 57 #2
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 57 #2
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    April 1956 - Volume 57, Issue 2 - 1st printing. Science fiction stories: "The Dead Past" by Isaac Asimov, "Legwork" by Eric Frank Russell, "The Man Who Always Knew" by Algis Budrys, "Double Star"(conclusion) by Robert A. Heinlein and "The Curious Profession" by Leonard Lockhard. Illustrations by Freas and Van Dongen. Article on patents. Cover by Frank Kelly Freas. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.75-in.; 162 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #68
    Authentic Science Fiction (1951-1957 Hamilton & Co.) 68

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  • Issue #3
    Bambi (1956 Movie Classics) 3

    Cover pencils by Paul Murry. Bambi illustration by Ken Hultgren. "Bambi," script by Felix Salten (novel) and Chase Craig (adaptation), art by Morris Gollub; A young deer grows up in the forest and has animal friends. Based on the 1942 Walt Disney feature film. Bambi illustration by Paul Murry. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3.15CENT
    Bambi (1956 Movie Classics) 3.15CENT
    Published Apr 1956 by Dell.

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    $.15 cover price variant. Cover pencils by Paul Murry. Bambi illustration by Ken Hultgren. "Bambi," script by Felix Salten (novel) and Chase Craig (adaptation), art by Morris Gollub; A young deer grows up in the forest and has animal friends. Based on the 1942 Walt Disney feature film. Bambi illustration by Paul Murry. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #99
    Batman (1940) 99
    Tags: Batman
    Published Apr 1956 by DC.
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    Cover pencils by Win Mortimer, inks by Stan Kaye. The Penguin's first Earth-1 appearance in "The Golden Eggs!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Batman must stop the Fowl Felon's latest crime spree, which is based on the type of birds hatched from eggs. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "Batman--Frontier Marshall," script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Attempting to refute a newspaper article from the frontier days that claims he once used a gun, Batman travels back in time to investigate the article in more depth. It's Fun to Belong! public service announcement with Binky, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. One-page Jerry the Jitterbug story by Henry Boltinoff. Legal Lawbreakers article by John Mallory. "The Phantom of the Bat-Cave!", script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; Batman is puzzled when a trophy from a case he just completed disappears and is replaced by another item...right in the confines of the Bat-Cave; When this happens again and again, Batman fears the worst: a crook has discovered the location of the Bat-Cave! 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Battle Action (1952) 22
    Published Apr 1956 by Atlas.

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    Cover art by Joe Maneely. The Best Laid Plans, art by Gene Colan. Swamp War text story. The Yank from Kentucky, art by Chuck Miller. The Army that Wouldn't Be Beaten! starring General Zachary Taylor. They Called Him "Traitor!", art by Mac L. Pakula. Outnumbered!, art by John Romita. 32 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #23
    Battle Cry Magazine (1955 Stanley Publications) Vol. 1 #23

    Volume 1, Issue 23 - April 1956. Men's magazine with a focus on military and war articles, fitness, and girls! Illustration by Walter Popp. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 74 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #924
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    Published 1956 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #925
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    Published 1956 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #926
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    Published 1956 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #927
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    Published 1956 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Vol. 1 #6
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  • Issue #5
    Beetle Bailey (1953 Dell/Charlton/Gold Key/King) 5

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  • Issue #190
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  • Issue #38
    Big Town (1951) 38

    Based on the TV and radio show of the same name, Big Town lasted 50 issues. This installment includes the following: "The Strange Case of the Three Steve Wilsons!" (a detective, a pilot, and a reporter?each named Steve Wilson?team up to get a story); "The Clue of the Tolling Bell!"; and "The Saga of Hurricane Lorelei!" Scripts John Broom, pencils by Manny Stallman, inks by John Giunta. Cover by Gil Kane and Joe Giella. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Black Knight (1955 Atlas) 5

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    The Black Knight stars in three stories, including "Men of the Shadows" and "The Invincible Tartar!" The Crusader stars in "The Scent of Treason" (art by Syd Shores). Joe Maneely cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #99
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 99

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    Cover by Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera. Stories by Joe Millard, Robert Bernstein and unknown. Art by Dick Dillin, Chuck Cuidera and Sam Citron. Featuring Blackhawk in: "The Queen of Blackhawk Island" by Joe Millard, Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera; "The War That Never Ended" by Robert Bernstein, Dillin and Cuidera; "The Underground Menace" by Bernstein, Dillin and Cuidera; and 1-page text story "The Perfect Plan"! Plus: Back-up story "Fear and Flight" with art by Sam Citron. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #89
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 89

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  • Apr 1956
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp Apr 1956

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  • Issue #5
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 5

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    Cover by Irv Novick. "The Blind Bowman!", script by Bill Finger, art by Irv Novick; Prince John has captured Robin's men, but promise to free them if Robin wins three events: hunting, jousting and archery. Superman ad. "The Ice Dragon!", script by Bill Finger, art by Joe Kubert; Baron Thorvald makes an Ice Dragon to capture the Viking Prince. Fighting Galleys article by Jack Miller, art by Raymond Perry; A description of galley ships used by the Romans. Hunting Hawks!, script and pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito; Short feature describing and showing how hawks were trained for hunting. "Shield of Terror!", script by Robert Kanigher, art by Russ Heath; The Robber Baron attacks Brian and Celia when they look for herbs in the Forest Perilous. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
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    A racy pageant of peppy cartoons, girls, and giggles. 98 pgs, B&W. 5 1/2" x 7 1/2". Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #19
    Brides Romances (1953) 19

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    Stories by unknown. Art by Ogden Whitney, Sam Citron, Dick Beck and unknown. Was this how she had kept her promise to be true to Ron? Don't miss... "I Loved Two Sailors"! Also featuring "Who Was My Husband?" Plus the reprint stories "Fight for Me" and "The Perfect Mate"! And: 1-page text story "No Happy Ending"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 54 #4
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  • Vol. 11 #12
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  • Issue #70
    Buzzy (1944) 70
    Tags: Archie
    Published Apr 1956 by DC.

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    36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
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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 #62
    Candy (1947 Quality) 62

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    Reprints. Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Candy stars in: "Aching Back to Nature"; "Swiss Miss"; "Music Half Charms"; "Champ Cramps"; and an untitled story. Plus: Will Bragg in an untitled story co-starring Effy Gissel, Mrs. Mahoulahan, Fire Chief Swenson, Mrs. Swenson, Inspector Flanagan, Gully and Mrs. Wortle. Also: Candy in 1-page text story "Candy's Good Deed" co-starring Ted Dawson, Tina, Trish Traynor, Polly Westmore, Andy, Roger and Jim Durant. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Captain Easy (1956 Argo) 1
    • 3/4" Spine split from bottom.

    Cover, story and art by Leslie Turner. Reprints select Captain Easy comic strips. FC, 32 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 2 #4
    Carnival (1955 Show Magazine) Vol. 2 #4

    Volume 2, Issue 4 - April 1956. Men's interest magazine focusing on sports, true crime, and starlets. 4-in. x 6-in., 66 pages, B&W Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #43
    Casper the Friendly Ghost (1952 2nd Series Harvey) 43

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    The well-meaning but misunderstood Casper becomes one of Harvey Comics' best-known stars. Spooky's search for pirate gold is complicated by pirate ghosts. Plus a three-part Casper adventure. Casper the Friendly Ghost; Boo and Arrow; Wendy; The Pot Thickens; A Breezy Finish; The Riddle; Spooky: Boo-Caneer. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.