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Comic books May 1956

  • 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.

  • 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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  • Issue #216
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 216
    Published May 1956 by DC.
    • 3.5" cumulative spine split.
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
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    • 1" 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 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 2 #6
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  • Issue #224
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 224
    • 3" cumulative spine split.
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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. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Adventure into Mystery (1956) 1
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1262810006
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    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
    • Cover detached at one staple, staple rust/migration.

    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. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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

    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 Pulp) Vol. 30 #5

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

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  • Issue #49
    Astonishing (1951) 49
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    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. 57 #3
    Astounding Science Fiction SC (1938 Pulp) Vol. 57 #3

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

    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.

    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 #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 #100
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 100
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    • Staple rust.
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    Blackhawk stars in "The Delphian Menace," "The Citadel of Hate," and "The Steel Scorpion." Back-up story, "The Ghost Plane." Cover price $0.10.

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

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

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    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.

  • Issue #48
    Bugs Bunny (1942 Dell/Gold Key) 48

    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

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    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.

  • Issue #44
    Casper the Friendly Ghost (1952 2nd Series Harvey) 44

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  • Issue #5
    Chip N Dale (1955 Dell) 5

    Cover art by Harvey Eisenberg. Chip 'n' Dale Meet Little Peeper, art by Al Hubbard; Chip 'n' Dale rescue a lost chick from a chicken hawk. The Diamond Hunt, art by Al Hubbard; Chip 'n' Dale find an old shoe, which contains a diamond stolen by Brer Fox and Brer Weasel. Chipmunk Champions, art by Al Hubbard; Chip gets hit by a bolt of lightning, which temporarily electrifies him. He shocks Pluto, but the charge wears off and Pluto chases the pair. Lion Around, art by Al Hubbard; Chip 'n' Dale get tired of Brer Rabbit's tall tales, but when he tells them there's a lion in the forest, he's telling the truth. Dell's "Pledge to Parents." 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Classics Illustrated 132 The Dark Frigate (1956) 1
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    The Dark Frigate, 1st Printing, Painted Cover. (HRN 132, with 5/56 date). Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #526
    Classics Illustrated Junior (1953 - 1971 1st Print) 526

    Painted cover art by Lin Streeter. "The Frog Prince," art by Lin Streeter; Through the kindness of a princess, a frog turns into a prince; adapted from the classic fairy tale. "The Hares And The Frogs" from Aesop's Fables, art by William A. Walsh; The Hares were so persecuted by the other beasts, they did not know where to go. "Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat" classic poem, art by Alex A. Blum. "What Are Little Boys Made Of?" classic poem. Article on The Condor, art by William A. Walsh. The Frog PrinceColor This Picture With Crayons activity page, art by Lin Streeter. The Wonderful World of Fairy Tales ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #526
    Classics Illustrated Junior (1953 - 1971 Reprint) 526

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

  • Issue #2
    Complete Love Magazine Vol. 32 (1956) 2

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    Volume 32, no. 2 (#189). "He Kept Putting Me Off," "Spellbound No Longer," "To Win Me Back," and "Impatient Fiance." Photo cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #65
    Dagwood Comics (1950) 65
  • Issue #52
    Date with Judy (1947) 52
    Published May 1956 by DC.

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  • Issue #1
    Dell Giant Mickey Mouse in Frontierland (1956) 1
  • Issue #16
    Dennis the Menace (1953 Standard/Pines/Haliden/Fawcett) 16
    • Cover detached at one staple. Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Al Wiseman. Reprints of daily Dennis the Menace cartoons by Hank Ketcham. All Aboard, script by Fred Toole, art by Al Wiseman. Breezing Along, script by Fred Toole, art by Al Wiseman. The Whirly-Birds text story. Screamy Mimi, art by Al Wiseman; Mimi visits her uncle's cabin in the mountains. By the Dawn's Early Fright starring Dennis the Menace, script by Fred Toole, art by Al Wiseman. On Your Mark! starring Dennis the Menace, script by Fred Toole, art by Al Wiseman. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #231
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 231
    • INCOMPLETE: Coverless, missing two pages.

    Batman, Junior starring Batman and Robin, script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris. Get Your Ticket to the Treasury of Books! public service announcement starring Superman, script by Jack Schiff, art by Winslow Mortimer. The Mystery of the Brain-Exchanger starring Roy Raymond TV Detective, art by Ruben Moreira. The Thief Who Had Super Powers! starring John Jones Manhunter from Mars, art by Joe Certa. Casey the Cop humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 32 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #99
    Dick Tracy Monthly (1948-1961) 99

    Issue #99 features Dick Tracy and the Case of the Man Called Open Mind. Dick Tracy, Dewdrop and Open Mind. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
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    Dutch language Donald Duck comic. 24 Pages, Full color.

  • Vol. 7 #18
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  • Vol. 7 #19
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  • Vol. 7 #20
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  • Vol. 7 #21
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  • Issue #4
    Exploits of Daniel Boone (1955) 4

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    3 Daniel Boone stories, plus a Sons of Courage back-up. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 5 #4
    Fantastic Universe (1953 pulp) Vol. 5 #4

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    May 1956. Cover by Emsh. Science fiction stories by Milton Lesser, Isaac Asimov, Richard Wilson, Algus Budrys, Edward W. Ludwig, J. Anthony Ferlaine, Henry Slewar, Ralph Bennitt, and Edmond Cooper. No interior illustrations. 5.25-in. x 7.5-in.; black and white; 128 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.