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Comic books May 1956

  • Issue #77
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  • Issue #4
    2-Gun Western (1956) 4

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    Title continues from Billy Buckskin # 1-3 and becomes Two-Gun Western with # 5. Stories include "The Outlaw Breed" (script by Stan Lee, art by Chuck Miller), "The Gun-Barrel Kid Escapes" (script by Lee, art by Joe Sinnott), "The Black Stallion!" (script by Lee, art by John Severin), "The Badmen!" (script by Lee, art by Steve Ditko), "The Man Who Wouldn't Fight!" (script by Lee, art by Gene Colan), and a two-page text story, "The Warning." Joe Maneely cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #5
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  • Issue #5
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    Published May 1956 by 7-UP.

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  • Issue #38
    Abbott and Costello (1948 St. John) 38

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  • Vol. 1 #3
    Accused Detective Story Magazine (1956 Atlantis Publishing) Vol. 1 #3

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  • Issue #216
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 216
    Published May 1956 by DC.
    • 3.5" cumulative spine split.

    Cover pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Super-Menace of Metropolis," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; When Metropolis is attacked by alien weapons, Superman discovers they were built long ago by Jor-El. "The Jungle of Doom" starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. Mystery of the Ghost Bomb article by Jack Miller (as John MacKenzie), art by Raymond Perry. "Space Safari" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. One-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. Superman stars in a one-page public service announcement, "Treasury of Books!" 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 2 #6
    Action-Packed Western (1954-1958 Columbia) Pulp 2nd Series Vol. 2 #6

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

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  • Issue #224
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 224

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Pa Kent, Superman starring Superboy, script by Alvin Schwartz, art by Curt Swan; After getting struck by lightning, Pa is under the delusion he has super powers. The Seventh Wonder of the Sea, script by George Kashdan, art by Ramona Fradon; Aquaman helps a photographer gather underwater pictures. Get Your Ticket to the Treasury of Books public service announcement starring Superman, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. The Bad Luck Archers starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Adventure into Mystery (1956) 1
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #1262810006
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
    • Piece missing from back cover. Water damage. From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.
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    • Cover detached.

    Cover pencils by John Forte, inks by Bill Everett. Future...Tense!, art by Bob Forgione. The Dark Side of the Moon!, art by Bob Powell; Scientists bounce a radar beam off the moon, "man's first contact in outer space!" (this had already been done in January 1946, by the US Army Signal Corps' Project Diana). To the Sea! text story. The Conquerors, art by John Forte. The Dream Creatures, art by Kurt Schaffenberger. Where the Grass Is Always Greener, art by Tony Mortellaro. Inside the Iceberg, art by Manny Stallman. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis (1952) 29

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    Written by unknown. Art by unknown. Cover by Owen Fitzgerald? Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis try being reporters in a 3-part untitled tale! Plus: Casey the Cop untitled 1-pager illustrated by Henry Boltinoff; Varsity Vic untitled half-pager by Boltinoff; and Date Duds 2-pager "On the Road"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    All American Men of War (1952) 33

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    Edited by Whitney Ellsworth and Robert Kanigher. Cover by Jerry Grandenetti. Stories by Robert Kanigher, Irv Novick, Irwin Hasen, Bill Finger, Jerry Grandenetti, Henry Boltinoff, Dave Wood, Joe Kubert, Raymond Perry, Leo Isaacs, Bob Forgione, and Jack Abel. 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.

  • Issue #88
    All Star Western (1951) 88
    Published May 1956 by DC.

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    Edited by Julius Schwartz. Cover by Gil Kane, Mort Drucker, and Joe Giella. Stories by Robert Kanigher, Ross Andru, Mike Esposito, Gil Kane, John Broome, Howard Sherman, France Edward Herron, and Jerry Grandenetti. Tales of the Old West starring such characters as the Trigger Twins, Strong Bow, Foley of the Fighting 5th, and Johnny Thunder. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 30 #5
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 30 #5

    May 1956. Science fiction stories by Milton Lesser, Edmond Warren, Manly Banister, Karl Stanley, Duane C. Morton, and Ivar Jorgensen. Cover by Edward Valigursky. 5-1/2 in. x 7-1/2 in.; black and white; 128 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #7
    Annie Oakley and Tagg (1955 Dell) 7

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    Gail Davis [as Annie Oakley] photo cover. The Bushwacker, art by Dan Spiegle; Jim Barry is shot and robbed, and a gunman hired by John Hinton is framed for the bushwacking. The Unwritten Code, art by the Al McKimson Team; Old Deke gets a bank robber as visitor, and when the posse comes along, he gives the Sheriff a hint on where to find the robber. The Wheel of Fortune, art by Nicholas Firfires; The cattlemen don't want any supplies to get through to the homesteaders, and one man is behind it. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Apache Kid (1950) 19

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    The Apache Kid stars in "The Flaming Totem!"; "Bayonets and Spears!"; "The Call of the Wilderness!"; and "The Man Who Came Back!" Also in this issue: "The Gunman" with script by STan Lee, art by V.C. Carabbotta. John Severin cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 24

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    "Mask Her Aid!", art by Tom Moore; Jughead offers to get Betty closer to Archie by having her pretend to be Veronica at a masquerade party. "Sleepy Time Gal!", pencils by Samm Schwartz, inks by Terry Szenics; The boy Betty is baby-sitting gets the better of her. "Some Dish," pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica must use her alternative when the dishwasher breaks down. "The Right Man," pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica is in search of a particular man. "Phoneitus," pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica loses her voice after taking too much on the phone. "Fee for Two," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by George Freese, inks by Terry Szenics; Jughead tells Reggie about Archie's secret to stringing along both Betty and Veronica. "Baited and Dated," pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Betty tricks Archie into a date. "To a Fault," art by Joe Edwards; Veronica admits her greatest fault. "Helping Hand!", pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Terry Szenics; Betty finds a sudden urge to help the neighbors move in. Veronica Fun Page by Joe Edwards. "Bad Connection," pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Vincent DeCarlo; Archie can't hear the name of the person who's calling him. "The Perfect Woman," art by Joe Edwards; Laurie can't take criticism. "Ham-Burglar!", pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Vincent DeCarlo; Betty hosts a dinner and makes the mistake of sending Jughead to pick up the food. "Second Fiddle" text story, art by Samm Schwartz; Betty grows tired of playing second fiddle to Veronica where Archie is concerned, but it doesn't stop her from accepting a date when he asks. "Stropped Short," pencils by Bill Vigoda, inks by Terry Szenics; Veronica thinks it's disgraceful that the janitor Schultz is so unkempt. "You Drive Me Crazy!", script by Frank Doyle, pencils by George Frese; Archie tells Betty that he wouldn't let her or any woman drive his car because women are such terrible drivers because they talk too much and stare at shop windows while driving. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #22
    Archie's Joke Book (1953) 22

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  • Vol. 17 #5
    Argosy (1939 Percy Brothers LTD) Vol. 17 #5
    • Full length spine split (front cover anchored with glue along spine).

    Volume 17, Issue 5 - May, 1956. Squarebound, 4.5" x 7", 144 pages, B&W.

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

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  • Vol. 3 #6
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  • Vol. 7 #11
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  • Issue #49
    Astonishing (1951-1957 Marvel/Atlas) 49
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    • Cover oxidation.

    Cover art by Bill Everett. To Conquer the Moon. What the Clouds Concealed, art by Tony Mortellaro. From Out of the Past!; Three paleontologists feel smug in their knowledge until they uncover a dig site that contains a museum constructed by prehistoric man that contains more fossil bones than they have ever gathered. The Searching Man, art by Paul Reinman. The Sudden Storm; A couple are encouraged to flee an approaching hurricane, but they decline. It turns out that they are Noah and his wife. As I Lay Sleeping, art by Tony DiPreta. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 12 #5
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  • Vol. 57 #3
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 57 #3
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    May 1956. Volume 57, Issue 3 - 1st printing. Science fiction stories by Robert Silverberg, Everett B. Cole, Raymond F. Jones, John A. Sentry, and Varley Lang. Illustrations by Emsh and van Dongen. Article on normality by Isaac Asimov. Cover by Van Dongen. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.75-in.; 160 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #18
    Atomic Mouse (1953 1st Series) 18

    Cover and Atomic Mouse art by Al Fago. Contains funny animal stories; original and reprinted material as noted. In order of appearance: "Atomic Mouse Crossword Puzzle"; "Atomic Mouse, The Count Has a Case"; "Atomic Mouse, Ho Hum, Everybody"; "Atomic Mouse"; "Happy the Magic Bunny, The Camera Menace!" reprinted with character name alterations from Fawcett's Funny Animals (1943) #65; "Atomic Mouse, Water Trap"; "Fuzzy Bear, Nuts About Doughnuts" reprinted from Fawcett's Funny Animals (1943) #57; and "Timmy the Timid Ghost". "The Hidden Bell" text story by Bernard T. Smith. "Pin-up No. 18" back cover pin-up. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #69
    Authentic Science Fiction (1951-1957 Hamilton & Co.) 69

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  • Issue #46
    Battle (1951 Atlas) 46
    Published May 1956 by Atlas.

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    Guerilla Pursuit. Fugitive Army text story. Assault Command, art by Bob Forgione. Counter-Attack! The Reluctant Warrior. Divide and Conquer1, art by Robert Q. Sale. 32 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Battle Ground (1954) 11
    Published May 1956 by Atlas.
    • 1/16" spine split from bottom.

    Williamson art Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #40
    Battlefront (1952 Atlas) 40
    • 2 1/2" Cumulative spine split.

    "Under Fire" (art by Gene Colan), "When the Chips Are Down" (art by Bob Powell), "Cavalry Charge" (art by Paul Reinman), "the Captain's Last Command" (art by Al Williamson), "The Fight For Freedom" (art by Joe Sinnott), and a two-page text story, "The Rout." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #928
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    Published 1956 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #929
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    Published 1956 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #930
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    Published 1956 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #931
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    Published 1956 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Vol. 1 #7
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  • Vol. 3 #1
    Behind the Scene (1954-1957 J.B. Publishing) Magazine Vol. 3 #1

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  • Issue #7
    Ben Bowie and His Mountain Men (1956) 7

    "Forcing the River" and "The Indian Alliance" Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Berrys (1956) 1
    Published May 1956 by Argo.

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  • Issue #191
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  • Issue #100
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 100
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • 2" tear from bottom of spine.
    • 1 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Staple rust.
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    • Staple rust.

    Cover by Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera. Stories by Joe Millard, Robert Bernstein and unknown. Art by Dick Dillin, Chuck Cuidera, Sam Citron and unknown. Featuring Blackhawk in: "The Delphian Menace" by Joe Millard, Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera; "The Citadel of Hate" with art by Dillin and Cuidera; "The Steel Scorpion" with story by Millard and inks by Cuidera; and 1-page text story "Sons of the Deluge"! Plus: Back-up story "The Ghost Plane" by Robert Bernstein and Sam Citron. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #90
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 90

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

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  • Vol. 4 #5
    Bold Magazine (1954 Pocket Magazines) Vol. 4 #5

    Volume 4, Issue 5 - May 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 #20
    Brides Romances (1953) 20

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    Stories by unknown. Art by Sam Citron, Ogden Whitney, Bill Ward and unknown. Couldn't Eddie see that it was his uniform, not him, that the other women were going for? But there was someone who loved him for what he was! Read... "Hero of My Dreams"! Also featuring: "Forbidden Marriage"; "Army Camp Wife"; and "Carnival Heartache"! Plus: 1-page text story "Change of Heart"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 54 #5
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  • Issue #48
    Bugs Bunny (1942 Dell/Gold Key) 48
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Bugs Bunny in "The Ship Sinkers," "Elmer's Wig Waggles," "Home ?Sweep' Home," and an untitled story. Issue also has one-page gag strips, one-page text feature "Jack Pot," and Tweety and Sylvester in "The Easter Egghead." No story/art credits given. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
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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 #63
    Candy (1947 Quality) 63

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    Reprints. Stories by unknown. Art by Harry Sahle and unknown. Candy stars in: "Much Hair-Do About Nothing"; "Front-Page Stuff"; and two untitled stories. Plus: Jonesy in "The Voice is Yet to Come" co-starring Carol Lynne, Carol Lynne's father, Herman Treble, Jeepers and Mary Jane. Also: Candy in 1-page text story "A Case of Trickery" co-starring Ted Dawson, Agnes O'Connor, Trish Traynor, Cornelia Clyde, Mrs. Morgan and Todd Morgan. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 2 #5
    Carnival (1955 Show Magazine) Vol. 2 #5

    Volume 2, Issue 5 - May 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.