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Comic books August 1956

  • Vol. 7 #35
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  • Vol. 28 #2
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (1941-Present Davis-Dell) Vol. 28 #2

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  • Vol. 16 #2
    Famous Detective (1949-1956 Columbia Publications) Pulp Vol. 16 #2

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  • Vol. 17 #4
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  • Vol. 5 #4
    Fantastic (1952-1980 Ziff-Davis/Ultimate) [Fantastic Science Fiction/Fantastic Stories of Imagination] Vol. 5 #4

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    Aug 1968. Science fiction and fantasy stories by Robert Silverberg, Henry Still, Ivar Jorgensen, Robert Arnette, Robert Randall, and Ralph Burke. Virgil Finlay and Carmine Infantino illustrations. Cover by Edward Valigursky. 5.5-in. x 7.75-in.; black and white; 128 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 6 #1
    Fantastic Universe (1953-1960 King Size/Great American) Vol. 6 #1

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  • Vol. 9 #8
    Fate Magazine (1948-Present Clark Publishing) Digest/Magazine Vol. 9 #8

    Volume 9 - Number 8, August 1956. Pulp magazine devoted to exploring the paranormal. This issue features A Mystery on the Moon, New Orleans Devil Worship, and the Meaning of the Dead Sea Scroll! Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 130 page, Text (with B&W Illustrations and Photos). Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #74
    Felix the Cat (1948 Dell/Toby/Harvey) 74

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  • Issue #33
    Fiction (French Series 1953) Pulp 33

    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. Philip José Farmer, Marcel Brion, Arthur Porges, Guy Vaes, Fredric Brown, Issac Asimov, Chad Oliver & Charles Beaumont, Poul Anderson, Ray Bradbury. Softcover digest, 6 1/4-in. x 7 1/2-in., 128 pages, black and white (text, no illustrations).

  • Issue #41
    First Romance Magazine (1949) 41

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    Cover by Jack Kirby. Stories and art by Bill Draut, Ross Andru, Joe Certa and Bob Powell. Tales of love and heartbreak in 1950s America from publisher Harvey. Nancy wants boyfriend Vic to take part in a race that can save her trucking company, but Vic's response is disappointing. Party girl Marion learns she only has months to live, and wonders if she should spend them with steady John or in a life of wild dissipation. Betty is conflicted when her friend Irene's husband seems to fall in love with her, but it's all a case of mistaken identity. I Gambled on Love; Last Goodbye; The Perfect Wardrobe; Exit, Love ...; The Kiss; The Bashful Suitor; My Secret! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 6 #8
    Focus (1951 Leading Magazine Corp.) Vol. 6 #8

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    Volume 6, Issue 8 - August, 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 #8
    For Men Only Magazine (1954-1977) Vol. 3 #8

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  • Issue #45
    Forbidden Worlds (1952) 45

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    Cover by Ogden Whitney. Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Art by Hy Eisman, John Rosenberger and Emil Gershwin. An anthology series featuring tales of fantasy and science fiction adventure from legendary early independent comics publisher ACG. A scientist in England discovers a manor house where ancient music plays, and meets a woman who leaves no footprints in the snow; An Air Force pilot parachutes into the Garden of Eden; A man seeks the truth about his bad luck and finds it in the stars. The Girl on Kenniston Crag!; Voice Out of Space; Strange Garden; Congo Episode!; Vera, My Dark Star! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Foreign Intrigues (1956) 15

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    Cover by Bill Molno and Vince Alascia. Stories and art by Joe Gill, Sal Trapani, Maurice Whitman, Charles Nicholas, Vince Alascia, Bill Molno and Rocco Mastroserio. Hardboiled, one-eyed private eye Johnny Dynamite completes his transformation into a Cold War secret agent. Vic Moley tracks counterfeiter Hans Schneider to Europe. Noteworthy for a note from publisher Alfred Fago on the first page, explaining the new Comics Code seal on the cover. Agent Ed Carnahan tracks a crime ring that's supplying Communist agents. Hardboiled, one-eyed private eye Johnny Dynamite is hired to track missing Rembrandts from a museum. Rendezvous in East Berlin; Forbidden Frontier; Lazy Lee; Boxcar Benny; Mail Box Mistake; Operation Cupid; Too Many Rembrandts; Headline Harry: The Accidental Accident! Final issue under this title; series continues as Battlefield Action (1957) #16. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #713
    Four Color (1942 Series 2) 713
    • 1" spine split from bottom.
    • .5 " Spine split from top. Extensive accumulation of defects.

    Indicia title is "THE ANIMAL WORLD, No. 713." Adapted from the 1956 Warner Bros. movie "The Animal World." Painted cover art. Photos of a fight between a tyrannosaurus and a triceratops (stop-action animated) taken from the movie. The First Animals; Facts about the lives of dinosaurs, including a battle between an Allosaurus and a Brontosaurus and a face-off between a Triceratops and a Tyrannosaur. Early Man and Mammals; Facts about early mammals and prehistoric man. Animals Today; Facts about various modern-day animals, ranging from whales to lions and tigers. Scripts by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Mo Gollub. Summary of the evolution of life from single-celled sea life to modern man. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #715A
    Four Color (1942 Series 2) 715A

    Version with ad on back cover. Indicia title is "TIMMY, No. 715." Big Business; Timmy and Hanky decide to "play store" by setting up their own checkout line at the grocery store. The Cave Kids; Timmy tells Hanky a story about Oogy and Iggy, a pair of stone-age kids. Rest Cure; Timmy and Hanky visit a sick friend and find she has received presents while being ill; Timmy decides to pretend to be ill so he can get presents, too. The Campers; Timmy and Hanky play Indian in the back yard. Illustrated ad for Wrigley's Juicy Fruit chewing gum with Bill Wisdom. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #715B
    Four Color (1942 Series 2) 715B

    Variant with "Timmy" comic strip filler on back cover. Indicia title is "TIMMY, No. 715." Big Business; Timmy and Hanky decide to "play store" by setting up their own checkout line at the grocery store. The Cave Kids; Timmy tells Hanky a story about Oogy and Iggy, a pair of stone-age kids. Rest Cure; Timmy and Hanky visit a sick friend and find she has received presents while being ill; Timmy decides to pretend to be ill so he can get presents, too. The Campers; Timmy and Hanky play Indian in the back yard. 1 page comic strip on back cover. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #719A
    Four Color (1942 Series 2) 719A
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Indicia title is "PRINCE VALIANT, No. 719." Painted cover art by Sam Savitt. A map of the Shetland Islands with the story settings marked. Peril of the Round Table, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Bob Fujitani; Urgen, King of Shetland, captures King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table when they sail to a tournament in Thule; Sir Gawain escapes overboard and clings to wreckage until rescued by a ship manned by Prince Valiant and Boltar; The three go to the Shetland Islands to rescue the Knights. Back cover art by Bob Fujitani; Prince Valiant full-figure drawing, with stylized Viking longboat in background. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #719B
    Four Color (1942 Series 2) 719B

    Indicia title is "PRINCE VALIANT, No. 719." Wrigley's Juicy Fruit ad on back cover. Painted cover art by Sam Savitt. A map of the Shetland Islands with the story settings marked. Peril of the Round Table, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Bob Fujitani; Urgen, King of Shetland, captures King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table when they sail to a tournament in Thule; Sir Gawain escapes overboard and clings to wreckage until rescued by a ship manned by Prince Valiant and Boltar; The three go to the Shetland Islands to rescue the Knights. Back cover art by Bob Fujitani; Prince Valiant full-figure drawing, with stylized Viking longboat in background. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #721
    Four Color (1942 Series 2) 721
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    Indicia title is "CAPTAIN KANGAROO, No. 721." Photo cover of Captain Kangaroo (as played by Bob Keeshan). The Wizard of Waz; Grandfather Clock tells the story of the Wizard of Waz and his magic hat, using the Treasure House characters in the roles. The Lost Explorer; Puppy Dog stars in a parody of "King Kong," complete with dinosaurs and giant ape. The Jumping Beans; Bunny Rabbit is planting a garden to try to win a contest, but a pair of swallows are creating problems for him. The Balloon Man; The zoo has its grand opening, but Mr. Green Jeans has forgotten to mail the announcements to the newspapers, so no one is coming. Miss Fix It; Captain Kangaroo is fixing the toys in the Treasure House in order to donate them to the children in the hospital. All pencils by Mike Sekowsky. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #34
    Fox and the Crow (1951) 34
    Published Aug 1956 by DC.

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  • Issue #45
    Fritzi Ritz (1948) 45
    Published Aug 1956 by United.

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  • Issue #6
    Frontier Fighters (1955) 6
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    • 1-1/2" cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.
  • Issue #13
    Frontier Scout Dan'l Boone (1956) 13

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  • Issue #4
    Frontier Western (1956) 4

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    Ringo Kid in "Men Trap!" Other stories include "Gun-Fight in Tombstone" (script by Stan Lee, art by Joe Maneely), "The Man Who Hated Soldiers!" (script by Lee, art by Bob Brown), "The Holdup!" (script by Lee, art by Joe Sinnott), and Billy Buckskin in "Battle For Survival" (art by Mort Drucker). Two-page text story, "Old Mining Town." John Severin cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 21 #11
    Fury (1953-1964 Weider Publications) Vol. 21 #11

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    Volume 21, Issue 11 - August 1956. Cover by Thomas 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.

  • Issue #39
    GI Combat (1952) 39
    Published Aug 1956 by DC.
    • Piece missing from back cover.

    Cover by Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera. Written by unknown. Art by Dick Dillin, George Klein and unknown. War front fury! Battlefield adventures! In this issue: "The Fires of War," with pencils by Dick Dillin; "The Mystery of No Man's Land"; "Grudge Patrol," reprinted from issue #10; 1-page text story "Lucky Mistake"; and "The A-Gun Hijackers," with inks by George Klein. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #46
    GI Joe (1951 Ziff Davis) 46

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    Painted cover art by Ernest Schroeder. No More Infantry Blues starring G.I. Joe, art by Ernest Schroeder; The Sarge is promoted to Master Sergeant. Clean Up starring Pvt. Dopey, art by Vic Martin. Ol' Rockin' Hoss Got Me starring G.I. Joe, art by Ernest Schroeder; Ugly Otis is almost mistaken for a long lost nephew of the rich Humboldt family. Sniper starring G.I. Joe, art by Ernest Schroeder; Joe remembers when he was the target of a sniper in Korea. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #42
    Girls' Love Stories (1949) 42

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    Working in the bridal shop, she dreamed of one day becoming Kirby's bride...and then came that crushing moment when she looked up -- and saw that someone else had taken her place! "Only a Dream Bride" is the cover-featured 8 page story. Plus: 7 page story "No Chance at Love"; 7 page story "Long after Heartbreak" pencilled by Tony Abruzzo; 1 page Suzy 'n' Slim story "Bandana and Bull"; 7 page story "The Boy Next Door"; 2 page text story "Romance of the Dolls." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    Gunsmoke Western (1955 Marvel/Atlas) 36

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    Williamson art (4 pages) in "When Drago Came to Town!" Kid Colt Outlaw stars in "Clean-up in Buckhorn!" (art by Jack Keller); the Black Rider stars in "Tension in Leadville!"; Wyatt Earp stars in "Apaches on the Warpath!" Also in this issue: "Two-Gun Showdown" (script by Stan Lee, art by Gene Colan); and a two-page text story, "Feud Trail." Joe Maneely cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8-1ST
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    Volume 8 - 1st printing. "August, 1956!" Collects Blondie Comics (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) #93, Casper the Friendly Ghost (1952 2nd Series Harvey) #47, Dagwood Comics (1950) #68, Dick Tracy Monthly (1948-1961) #102, Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) #96, Little Audrey (1952 Harvey) #49, Little Max (1949) #42, Sad Sack (1949) #61 and Sad Sacks Funny Friends (1955) #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.

  • Vol. 2 #12
    He (1953-1959) Vol. 2 #12
    He (1953-1959) Vol. 2 #12
    Published Aug 1956 by UNKNOWN.

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  • Vol. 2 #12
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    Volume 2, Issue 12 - August 1956. Vintage Men's interest magazine focusing on sports, music, hunting, celebrities, models, and showgirls. 4-in. x 6-in., 68 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #54
    Hi-School Romance (1949) 54

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  • Issue #116
    Hopalong Cassidy (1943 Fawcett/DC) 116

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  • Issue #28
    Hot Rods and Racing Cars (1951) 28

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    Giordano-Alascia cover. In order of appearance: "The Sea Lesson"; "All Winners, Ray Harroun 1911, Tommy Milton 1921..."; "The Red Flag Winner"; "All Winners, Dario Resta 1916, Only Three-Time Winners..."; "Salute to Defeat!"; and "The Quitter". "The Hot Rod Skiing Center" text story. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #53
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 53

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    Cover by Bernard Baily. Featuring: 6 page story "The Man Who Hated Mirrors" drawn by Bill Ely; 6 page story "The Wizard of 1956" drawn by Jim McArdle; 6 page story "The Forbidden Statues" drawn by Bernard Baily; 6 page story "The Man Who Bought Thrills" drawn by Unk A. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Hunted Detective Story Magazine (1954-1956 Star Publications) 11

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  • Vol. 6 #5
    If Worlds of Science Fiction (1952 Pulp Digest) Vol. 6 #5

    August 1956. Cover by Mel Hunter. Stories: "The Satellite Vehicle"(Part 2 of 2) by James M. Nuding and Paul J. Vanous, "Project Hi-Psi" by Frank Riley, "Sales Resistance" by Henry Still, "Reject" by John Johnson, "Wrong Analogy" by Joseph Shallit, and "A Matter of Order" by Fox B. Holden. 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; 120 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 1 #4
    Infinity Science Fiction (1955-1958 Royal Publications) Vol. 1 #4

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  • Issue #12
    Jace Pearson of the Texas Rangers (1953) 12
  • Vol. 18 #10
    Jack and Jill (1938) Vol. 18 #10
    Published Aug 1956 by Curtis.

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    Text stories and illustrations. pulp format.

  • Issue #17
    Jim Bowie (1955) 17

    Jim Bowie in "The Old Spanish Grant," "Outlaw Valley," "Bowie's Taiders," and "The Rawhiders." Back-up story, "The Phantom Scout." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #96
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 96
  • Issue #37
    Journey into Mystery (1952) 37
    • Cover oxidation.

    Cover by Bill Everett. "The Deep Freeze," script by Carl Wessler, art by Don Heck; Three crooks place themselves in suspended animation for 200 years after stealing 150,000 dollars. "Volcano!," script by Carl Wessler, art by Jimmy Infantino; A man introduces technology to a primitive people living at the base of a volcano and the volcano becomes angry at their new competitive and mistrustful nature so wipes out their society. "Inside the Whirlpool," art by Ed Winiarski. "The Voice In the Night," art by Robert Q. Sale; When a man slugs an elderly man collecting donations for the poor and steals the poor box, his conscience bothers him so much that he hears a clock accuse him of being a thief. "The Old Shop" text story. "The Sea Serpent!," art by John Fort; A sailor sees a sea serpent arise when there is a disaster to be averted. "The First Man," pencils by George Roussos, inks by John Giunta; The author of this story postulates that a series of satellites will be required to use as refueling stations on the way to the moon. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #48
    Journey into Unknown Worlds (1951 2nd Series) 48
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    • Cover detached. 4" cumulative spine split. Tape on interior cover spine. Water damage. Staple rust.
  • Issue #37
    Jughead (1949 1st Series) 37
  • Issue #63
    Kid Colt Outlaw (1948) 63

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  • Issue #21
    King of the Royal Mounted (1952 Dell) 21

    Stories by Gaylord Du Bois. Art by Bob Fujitani. The adventures of Canadian Mountie Dave King, a character created by Western novelist Zane Grey. This series featured gorgeous cover paintings of derring-do in the best Men's Adventure tradition. King investigates strange doings on remote Half-Moon Island. Also, a text article on Edmonton, Alberta. The Cougar; The Menace of Half-Moon Island; A Message to Wapasu; Famous Places of the Northwest; Eskimo Ways. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #77
    Laugh Comics (1946 1st Series) 77

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