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Comic books July 1956

  • Issue #233
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 233

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    1st appearance of Batwoman. Cover art by Sheldon Moldoff. The Batwoman starring Batman, Robin, and Batwoman (intro and origin), script by Edmond Hamilton, art by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane). The Incredible Juggler starring Roy Raymond TV Detective, art by Ruben Moreira. Casey the Cop humor page by Henry Boltinoff. How to Make Up a Police Call Code article by Jack Miller (as John Mallory). The Ghost From Outer Space starring John Jones Manhunter from Mars, art by Joe Certa. 32 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Devil Dog Dugan (1956) 1

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    Devil-Dog Dugan in "Devil-Dogs and Dolls," "Rank Happy," "Bigger Than Both of Them," and "Where the Reds Roam!" Back-up story, "Inchon" (art by Sol Brodsky). John Severin cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #101
    Dick Tracy Monthly (1948-1961) 101

    Painted cover art by Joe Simon (as Chester Gould). "Dick Tracy Solves the Case of the Homing Pidgeons," script and art by Chester Gould; Tracy and Sam use tear gas to drive Open-Mind Monty from his greenhouse hideaway; Tracy reveals that Monty's knife in the skull is nothing more than clever make-up; Meanwhile, B. O. Plenty buys a wading pool for the kids; A torrential downpour floods B. O.'s property. "The FBI Fingerprint Bureau" America's Finest text story. "A True F.B.I. Case" article; Fingerprints are used to identify a murder victim. "The Case of the Blue Toe," art by Bob Powell; Jackie solves a murder when she notices the odd characteristics of a set of footprints. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 7 #1
    Double Action Western Magazine (1934-1960 Columbia) Pulp Vol. 7 #1

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  • Vol. 7 #27
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  • Vol. 7 #28
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  • Vol. 7 #29
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  • Vol. 7 #30
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  • Vol. 28 #1
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (1941-Present Davis-Dell) Vol. 28 #1

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  • Issue #5
    Exploits of Daniel Boone (1955) 5

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  • Vol. 5 #6
    Fantastic Universe (1953-1960 King Size/Great American) Vol. 5 #6

    July 1956. Cover by Ed Morris. Science fiction stories by Robert Silverberg, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Robert Bloch, Raymond F. Jones, Ib Melchoir, Henry Slesar, Ward Moore, and Eric Clausen. No interior illustrations. 5.25-in. x 7.5-in.; black and white; 128 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 9 #7
    Fate Magazine (1948-Present Clark Publishing) Digest/Magazine Vol. 9 #7

    Volume 9 - Number 7, July 1956. Pulp magazine devoted to exploring the paranormal. This issue features The Hubbard Energy Transformer, Ancient Mysteries of Egypt, and "They Disappeared into the Unknown"! Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 130 page, Text (with B&W Illustrations and Photos). Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #73
    Felix the Cat (1948 Dell/Toby/Harvey) 73

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  • Issue #32
    Fiction (French Series 1953) Pulp 32

    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. Poul Anderson, John Wyndham, Philippe Curval, Ward Moore, Catherine Cliff, Jacques Sternberg, Stephen Arr. Softcover digest, 6 1/4-in. x 7 1/2-in., 128 pages, black and white (text, no illustrations).

  • Issue #76
    First Love Illustrated (1949) 76

    Stories and art by Lee Elias and Bob Powell. Harvey's entry in the romance-comic genre includes advice to readers and tales of love and heartbreak. Country housewife Ginny regrets not marrying her first love, wealthy Ed. Connie breaks up with nerdy Horace in search of a "real man," until she learns just how much of a real man Horace is. Ray and Mona want to marry, but her father's new assignment in Germany may cancel all of that. Love's Harvest; Romantic Illusion; Special Guy; Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow; Last Goodbye; My Love Was Doomed! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    Flippity and Flop (1951) 28

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  • Vol. 6 #7
    Focus (1951 Leading Magazine Corp.) Vol. 6 #7

    Volume 6, Issue 7 - July, 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.

  • Vol. 3 #7
    For Men Only Magazine (1954-1977) Vol. 3 #7

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  • Issue #44
    Forbidden Worlds (1952) 44

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    Cover by Ogden Whitney. Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Art by Dick Beck, Hy Eisman, Tom Hickey and Harry Lazarus. An anthology series featuring tales of fantasy and science fiction adventure from legendary early independent comics publisher ACG. A man who wants to know the future starts receiving tomorrows paper today; Magical candles grant a couples fondest wishes, but what happens when the candles burn out?; Cavers discover a rocketship buried hundreds of feet beneath the earth. The Man Who Knew Tomorrow!; The Old Mirror; Out Went the Candles!; Buried History!; A Boy's Best Friend!; The Old Roman Coin! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #712A
    Four Color (1942 Series 2) 712A
    • 1 3/4" spine split from bottom.

    Version with ad on back cover. Indicia title is "Walt Disney's THE GREAT LOCOMOTIVE CHASE, No. 712." Photo cover of James J. Andrews (as played by Fess Parker). Facts about the Civil War raid that the main story is based on; Includes maps of where the action takes place. Walt Disney's The Great Locomotive Chase, art by John Ushler; Story concludes on inside back cover in black and white; Last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents"; Based on the 1956 Walt Disney motion picture "The Great Locomotive Chase," which was based on a true event in the Civil War. Ad back cover. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #712B
    Four Color (1942 Series 2) 712B

    Variant with "The General" on back cover. Indicia title is "Walt Disney's THE GREAT LOCOMOTIVE CHASE, No. 712." Photo cover of James J. Andrews (as played by Fess Parker). Facts about the Civil War raid that the main story is based on; Includes maps of where the action takes place. Walt Disney's The Great Locomotive Chase, art by John Ushler; Story concludes on inside back cover in black and white; Last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents"; Based on the 1956 Walt Disney motion picture "The Great Locomotive Chase," which was based on a true event in the Civil War. Story about a locomotive used in the Civil War on back cover. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #47
    Fritzi Ritz (1948) 47
    Published Jul 1956 by United.
  • Issue #76
    Fun Parade (1942) 76

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  • Vol. 21 #10
    Fury (1953-1964 Weider Publications) Vol. 21 #10

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    Volume 21, Issue 10 - July 1956. Cover by Tom Beecham. Men's magazine featuring articles on true crime, and politics. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 82 pages, B&W Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 12 #3
    Galaxy Science Fiction (1950-1980 World/Galaxy/Universal) Vol. 12 #3

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    July 1956. Cover by Jack Coggins. Stories: "Drop Dead" by Clifford D. Simak, "Bad Medicine" by Finn O'Donnevan, "The Skills of Xanadu" by Theodore Sturgeon, "Gypped" by Lloyd Biggle, Jr., "Writing of the Rat" by James Blish, "All The Things You Are" by Robert Sheckley, "Horror Howce" by Margaret St. Clair. Softcover Pulp Digest, 5-in. x 7-in.; 160 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #52
    Gang Busters (1948) 52
    Published Jul 1956 by DC.
    • Cover detached, 2" spine split from top.

    Cover art by Ruben Moreira. The Cop Who Lost the $80,000 Question, art by Howard Purcell. I Escaped from 100 Prisons, art by Bernard Baily. The Invisible Burglars, art by Bill Ely. The Prizefight the Fans Never Saw, art by Ruben Moreira. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 15 #1
    Gay Love Stories (1942-1960 Columbia Publications) Pulp Vol. 15 #1

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  • Issue #110
    Gene Autry Comics (1946-1959 Dell) 110

    Gene Autry in "Dona Luisa's Pearls" and "Mighty Good Bait." Champion in "Unleashed Fury." Back-up story, "The Double Cross." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #38
    GI Combat (1952) 38
    Published Jul 1956 by DC.
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION; Moderate color touch. 2" Cumulative spine split. Centerfold detached at one staple. Staple rust.

    July 1956: Cover by Dick Dillin and Charles Cuidera; "The Steel Trap," 9 pages; "Get That Tank," 6 pages (reprinted from G.I. Combat #9); "Invasion Drive," 7 pages; "Incident in a Storm," 1 page text story; "Private Longhorse Attacks," 6 pages (reprinted from G.I. Combat #8"). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #39
    Girls' Romances (1950) 39
    Published Jul 1956 by DC.

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    "Heart Without Hope," "Love Came Too Quickly," "Summertime Love," and "A Kiss For a Dreamer." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #89
    Glamorous Romances (1949) 89

    Photo cover. Contains original and reprinted material as noted. In order of appearance: "Blind to Her Game" reprinted from Love Experiences (1949) #11; "No Arms to Hold Me"; "Rebellious Bride" reprinted from Ten Story Love Vol. 29 (1951) #4; and "That Little White Lie" reprinted from Real Love (1949-56 Ace) #47. "Glamorizing Yourself: "Be Provocative, How to Handle a Romance, Don't Talk Too Much, Just Because You Love Him..., In Order to Hold Him..., Stay as Sweet as You Are..." text article reprinted from "For a More Glamorous You!" in Real Life Secrets (1949) #1, "Your Charm Guide..." in Glamorous Romances (1949) #63 and Love at First Sight (1949) #21, and from "Be Smart About Love..." in Ten Story Love Vol. 35 (1955) #1. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #1
    Guilty Detective Story Magazine (1956-1963 Feature Publications) Pulp Vol. 1 #1

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  • Issue #7-1ST
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    Volume 7 - 1st printing. "July, 1956!" Collects Blondie Comics (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) #92, Casper the Friendly Ghost (1952 2nd Series Harvey) #46, Dagwood Comics (1950) #67, Dick Tracy Monthly (1948-1961) #101, Little Dot (1953 1st Series) #18, Little Lotta (1955 1st Series) #5, Mutt and Jeff (1939-65 All Am./National/Dell/Harvey) #88, Paramount Animated Comics (1953) #22, Sad Sack (1949) #60 and Spooky (1955 1st Series) #5. These volumes are some of the earliest examples of Collected Comics. Companies, like Harvey, would archive their material by taking all the issues they released that month and having them bound into hardcover book format. The issues come complete with front and back covers and interiors. They were trimmed down perfectly to fit the hardcover format. Each year has twelve volumes, one for each month of the year. These are extremely rare items. Hardcover (No Dust Jacket), 180 pages, full color.

  • Issue #44
    Heart Throbs (1949 Quality/DC) 44

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    Stories by unknown. Art by Charles Sultan, Sam Citron, Bill Ward, Dick Beck and unknown. Featuring: "My Changed Fiancé" starring Carol, Steve Fletcher and George Knox; "Lifelong Sweetheart" starring Vera, Bob Austin, Jim Harris, Andrea Collins, Angie, Syl, Charlie and Tom; "My Love Went AWOL" starring Captain Joyce Prentice, Sgt. Bert Wells, Corporal Ruth Lynn and Major Alice Berry; and the reprint story "I Was a Hated Woman" starring Wendy Evans, Peter Simms and Russ Charteris. Plus: Advice on Love Problems letters page by Marilyn Minton. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #76
    Hello Buddies (1940's) 76

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    July 1956. Humor Digest featuring jokes and cartoons. Cover by Bob Tupper. Elsa Martinella photo inside front cover. Cartoons by Stanley Rayon, Glenn R. Bernhardt, Frank Beaven, and others. Softcover Digest, 5 1/4-in. x 7 1/4-in., 100 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #53
    Hi-School Romance (1949) 53

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    Stories reprinted from Hi-School Romance #27. "No Place to Go," pencils by Bob Powell; After Jean's mother had died, Pop promised he would protect her and he was certain that Bill was after nothing more than Jean's kisses; After the two snuck out to discuss their love, Pop had the police find them; But when Jean goes to the rooftop to ask God why he had forsaken Bill and her, Pop realizes they are truly in love and goes to get Bill. "Career Crazy" text story. "Fun in Fads"; Fads to show the two of you are together: matching cotton shirts, stuffed animals, dog collars, fly swatter and a fur choker with your guys name on it. "Love Needs No Alibis," pencils by Al Avison; While Steve was twenty-one and working in construction, Vickie was only seventeen and still in high school; They loved each other, but Steve's insecurity made him insanely jealous. "Unlucky to Love"; Edna had only brought bad luck to the men she loved; George Parrish failed his exam after Edna broke his glasses; Phil Walker was disfigured by a horrible accident in chemistry class; Bert Norden was in the hospital for months after a tragic motorcycle accident. "Graduation Day" text story. "Reckless Boy... No Kisses!", art by Ray Bailey; Janet had developed a reputation as being "fast and loose" but decided to change her ways by finding a job; Through the classifieds, she met Tom Weldon who was taking care of his much younger brother and sister after his parents had died. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Hillbilly Comics (1955) 4

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  • Issue #9
    Homer the Happy Ghost (1955 Atlas) 9

    "Look, gang! Let's all go to the game!"; Zelda and the boys go to a baseball game but she keeps interfering with the plays with her witchcraft. "Homer, little Annie just called..."; Everyone gets the same birthday present for Annie - a back scratcher! "Homer, look what I got for my birthday!"; Melvin shows Homer his new magic set, which naturally causes problems. "Where are you going, Homer?"; Homer goes bear hunting, but the bear nearly wins. Scripts by Stan Lee, art by Dan DeCarlo. The Story-Teller text story. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #115
    Hopalong Cassidy (1943 Fawcett/DC) 115

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  • Issue #52
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 52

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    "The Man with the Golden Shoes" (art by Al McWilliams?) "The Day I Floated Through the Air" (art by Mort Meskin), "The House of 100 Dreams," and "The Man Who Lost His Shadow." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    I Love Lucy (1954 Dell) 11

    Lucy stars in "Cover Girl," "A Hair-Raising Experience," and "Star Role." Cyrus Shy back-up, "Bridge to Fame." Five photos from the TV show on the inside front cover. Photo cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 17 #2
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  • Vol. 3 #4
    Imaginative Tales (1954-1958 Greenleaf Publishing) Vol. 3 #4

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    July 1956. Cover by Lloyd Rognan. Science fiction stories: "Thunder World" by Edmond Hamilton, "Field Trip" by Darius John Granger, "The Man without a Planet" by Adam Chase, "Space Traveler's Revenge" by Ivar Jorgensen, "Flight of the Ark II" by Alexander Blade, and "Jason and the Maker" by Paul W. Fairman. Illustrations by Luther Sheffy, W. E. Terry, Bill Reid, Frank Kelly Freas, Stan Fine, and Warren Yancy. 5-3/8 in. x 7-1/8 in.; black and white; 130 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #23
    Indian Chief (1951) 23
    Published Jul 1956 by Dell.

    "Sweet Fern, Mosquito Repellent of the Woodland Indians" article by Red Thundercloud (of the Catawba Nation). "Indian Chief White Eagle: Journey to the Sun," art by John Daly; White Eagle is tricked into attending a meeting of many Chiefs, hosted by Chief Dark Wing of the Creek; Dark Wing intends to force them to declare obedience to him. "Blue Wampum meets the English" text story by Red Thundercloud (of the Catawba Nation), art by John Daly. "Red Wing, Son of the Chief: Traitor in the Camp," art by John Daly; A Taos boy pretends injury to gain entrance to the Navaho camp and learn the best way for his people to attack. "War Shields" article. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Jackie Gleason and the Honeymooners (1956) 1
    • Cover detached, edge chew.
  • Issue #12
    Jann of the Jungle (1955) 12

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    "Revolt of the Tribes!", script by Don Rico, pencils by Jay Scott Pike; Jann prevents the drugging of the Makasis and thwarts the plans of their chief Kabubi and his ally, Paulo the smuggler. "Elephant's Laugh" text story. "The Lost Safari!", script by Don Rico, art by Jay Scott Pike; Jann shows a hunter that the animals of the jungle can be his friends. "The Swamp Peril!", script by Don Rico, pencils by Jay Scott Pike; A trophy hunter proves his bravery to himself when he rescues Cliff from a crocodile. "Fang vs. Fury!", script by Don Rico, art by Syd Shores; A male lion challenges a lioness and is allowed, by her, to adopt her and her family as his own. "Danger Trail!", script by Don Rico, pencils by Jay Scott Pike; A pair of childless gorillas adopt a human boy and protect him from a lion attack. Jann returns the boy to his father. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    Jesse James (1950 Avon) 28

    Art by John Rosenberger and others. 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. A circus poster inspires Jesse to attempt a daring escape from a posse; A Union soldier runs afoul of the infamous Quantrell and his quest for a gold mine. The Ambush at Arapahoe Pass!; The Wooden Circle!; Quantrell's Raiders. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Jim Dandy (1956) 2
    • Oxidation. Water damage.

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Charles Biro and others. The adventures of a boy who has an invisible alien pal. Jim's pals Dash and Snacks sneak into his basement to find the secret of his new superpowers. Jim wants to win the games at the 4th of July picnic without Cup's help. Bammy Boozle takes his medicine show on the road, but first he must get his makeshift travel trailer roadworthy. Could Stranger Things Happen?; Down to the Last Bean; Public Enemy Number X-0; Seein' Is Believin'; Funny Boners; Bammy Boozle and His Wonderful Tricks!; Shorty Shiner: The Big Brave Hunter. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    Journey into Mystery (1952) 36
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #0962565003

    Cover by Bill Everett. "I, the Pharaoh," script by Carl Wessler, art by Joe Sinnott; This story starts in the present and depicts a man dreaming that he is a Pharaoh and ends in the past with the Pharaoh recovering from a delusion where he thought he was a man from 1956. "He Hides Among Us," script by Carl Wessler, art by Herb Familton; A doctor raises a Martian child among humans as an experiment; When a young man breaks several athletic records, his rival for the affection of a young girl digs through the doctor's records attempting to prove his suspicions regarding alien origin. "The Floating City;" An architect builds a bridge that collapses but is approached by an alien who appreciates his daring and contracts him to build a suspended city in the desert. "Something Is Happening in There!," art by Carl Hubbard; A yokel thinks his neighbor has a time machine in his barn, but it's really just a new design for a car wash. "Island Mystery" text story. "The Lost Land," art by Ted Galindo. "The Beasts!," art by Paul Hodge. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #47
    Journey into Unknown Worlds (1951 2nd Series) 47
    • 1 1/4" Cumulative spine split (taped from interior). Water damage.
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    • Manufacturing error- staples misplaced, readability of second half of book slightly affected.
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    • Cover detached at one staple.