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Comic books December 1956

  • Issue #12
    No image available
    Published Dec 1956 by 7-UP.

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  • Issue #223
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 223
    Published Dec 1956 by DC.
    • 2 1/2" cumulative spine split. Cover detached.

    Cover pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. "The First Superman of Krypton," script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Superman discovers a lead box in space containing another journal of Jor-Els and some films which he made; When he reads the journal and views the films, he learns how Jor-El first discovered evidence of Kryptons coming destruction shortly before Kal-Els birth on the 10,000th year of Kryptons civilization; Superman realizes his father was the first "superman" of Krypton, and silently promises to use his powers only in the cause of righteousness. "Janu, Jungle God" starring Congo Bill, script by Jack Miller, art by Howard Sherman. "How To Start A Stamp Collection" article by Jack Miller (as Joe Mallon), art by Raymond Perry. "The Amazing Future Toys," script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Tommy Tomorrow vs. Nova Norton. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 131 #6
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular) Pulp Vol. 131 #6

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  • Issue #231
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 231
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Super-Feats of Superbaby starring Superboy, script by Otto Binder, art by John Sikela; Superboy repays men in town who helped him when he was a baby. Three Fates for Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. Varsity Vic humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Battle of the Arrowcars starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #79
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 79

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    "My Fiancee Abigail," "The Ambassadors," and "The Secret of the Aztecs." Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Cover by Ogden Whitney. Stories by Kurt Schaffenberger, John Rosenberger, 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 #42
    Adventures of Bob Hope (1950) 42

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    Cover art by Owen Fitzgerald. Football Folly Part 1, art by Owen Fitzgerald; Bob joins a college football team. Football Folly Part 2; Bob continues his athletic endeavors. Honey in Hollywood half-pager by Henry Boltinoff. Peg humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Football Folly Part 3. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (1952) 30

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    "Rex, Honorary Fire Chief!" After visiting a firehouse to learn safety tips, Rex braves an apartment fire, rescues some kittens trapped in a basement, and earns the affections of the firehouse dog (a doberman named Queenie). Also includes: "A Jailbird for Bobo!" (starring Detective Chimp); "Canine Castaway!"; and "Dog Teams." Script by Robert Kanigher and John Broome, pencils by Gil Kane and Carmine Infantino, inks by Bernard Sachs. Cover by Kane. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Adventures of the Big Boy (1956) 6

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  • Vol. 1 #12
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  • Issue #40
    All American Men of War (1952) 40
    • 1-1/2" spine split from base of comic.
    • Significant water damage.
    • 1 1/2" cumulative spine split.

    Edited by Whitney Ellsworth and Robert Kanigher. Cover by Jerry Grandenetti. Stories by Bob Haney, Ross Andru, Mike Esposito, Irwin Hasen, Bill Finger, Jack Abel, Henry Boltinoff, Irv Novick, and Robert Kanigher. 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.

  • Vol. 30 #12
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 30 #12

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  • Issue #3
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 3

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    Archies Christmas Stocking Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 343 #6
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 343 #6

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  • Issue #56
    Astonishing (1951) 56
    • Oxidation.
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    Cover art by Joe Maneely. They Walk Through Walls!, art by Paul Reinman; A man with aspirations of overthrowing the U.S. government is apprehended by men who walk through walls. They explain to him that they are a secret society dedicated to guarding the people from men like him. Afraid to Dream!, art by Jack Kirby. Something Waits For Me!, art by Bob Forgione. No Answer, art by John Forte; A man thinks he is a failure because the machine he created to contact other worlds gets no response and his boss fires him. Voodoo!, art by Gene Colan. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 58 #4
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 58 #4

    December 1956 - Volume 58, Issue 4 - 1st printing. Science fiction stories: "False Prophet" by Robert Randall, "2066: Election Day" by Michael Shaara, "Look On My Works" by Algis Budrys, "Names! Names! Names!" by Isaac Asimov and "The Naked Sun"(Conclusion) by Isaac Asimov. Illustrations by Freas and van Dongen. Article on naming the elements by Asimov. Cover by Van Dongen. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.75-in.; 162 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #75
    Authentic Science Fiction (1951-1957 Hamilton & Co.) 75

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  • Issue #104
    Batman (1940) 104
    Tags: Batman
    Published Dec 1956 by DC.

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    Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Man Who Knew Batman's Secret," script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; Batman is seeking to capture John Varden, but the wily criminal eludes him. Meanwhile, an out-of-town detective named Crane enters the picture, accidently discovering Batman's true identity, a fact well publicized by the media. Half-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. Gifts to the United Nations! public service announcement, art by Ruben Moreira. "Robin's 50 Batman Partners," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; Batman injures his foot, so Robin must fill in for the Caped Crusader at the Batman Exposition, where he is being honored; Unfortunately, the Boy Wonder is attacked there by a mob who seek the diamonds the boy is carrying. 2/3-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. Invisible Detectives article by Jack Miller. "The Creature from 20,000 Fathoms," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; A new underwater species is discovered, but a diver seeks to sabotage efforts to study it, so Batman must step in and save the creature and its egg. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Battle Action (1952) 26
    Published Dec 1956 by Atlas.

    Cover art by John Severin. The Raiders Attack!, art by Paul Reinman. Confidence text story. When the Mortars Roar, art by Chuck Miller. The Sacrifice!, pencils by Bob Forgione, inks Jack Abel. To the Last Man!, art by Sid Check. The Hostages!, art by Joe Maneely. 32 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 6 #2
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  • Issue #42
    Big Town (1951) 42
    • 1" Cumulative spine split.

    Based on the TV and radio show of the same name, Big Town lasted 50 issues. This installment includes the following: "The Living Shadows of Big Town!" (Steve Wilson's protégé, a guy named Rush Martin, discovers the secrets behind three accused people in his rooming house); "Masked Monarch of the Underworld!"; and "The Four-Wheeled Newsman." Scripts John Broom and Frances E. Heron, pencils by Manny Stallman, inks by John Giunta. Cover by Gil Kane and Joe Giella. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #107
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 107
    • Oxidation.
    • 2" cumulative spine split.

    Last issue published by Quality. Cover by Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera. Stories by Robert Bernstein and unknown. Art by Dick Dillin, Chuck Cuidera and Sam Citron. Featuring Blackhawk in: "The Winged Menace" by Robert Bernstein, Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera; "Red Timetable of Treachery" by Bernstein, Dillin and Cuidera; "One Minute Till Doom" by Bernstein, Dillin and Cuidera; and 1-page text story "Origin of the Blackhawks," reprinted from issue #50. Plus: Back-up story "Red Helicopter Ambush" by Bernstein and Sam Citron. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Blazing Guns Western Magazine (1956-1957 Arnold Magazines) 2

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  • Issue #97
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 97

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  • Vol. 5 #6
    Bold Magazine (1954 Pocket Magazines) Vol. 5 #6

    Volume 5, Issue 6 - December 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 #9
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 9
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #2008999002
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    • RESTORATION. Minor color touch and extensive tear seal. 1" cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple. Tape residue.

    Cover by Irv Novick. "Three Arrows Against Doom!", script by Bob Haney, art by Russ Heath; Robin Hood, disguised as an old trader, tells the story of three different arrows that saved him from trouble. "Peril of the Burning Sea," script by Bob Haney, art by Joe Kubert; During a fishing expedition, Jon and the crew come across a burning face above the water, shooting flames at their vessel!; Captain Olaf and the rest of the crew dub it a fire-troll, but Jon isn't so sure. The First Commandos article by Ross Andru; A brief story about Vikings and their raids. Medieval Games of War article by Jack Miller, art by Raymond Perry; How medieval knights trained for combat. "The Tale of the Falcon and the Stallion," script by Robert Kanigher, art by Irv Novick; Slasher the falcon and Tana the stallion are debating with the forest creatures which of them are more important to the Silent Knight's fight against evil; Slasher's hawk eyes were able to spot an enemy from a mile away, but Tana's hooves have sped his master through many harrowing situations. Facts about the flags of Spain, Alaska and Louisiana. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Brides Romances (1953) 23

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    Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Someone sure was trying to take Bett's boyfriend away... and he couldn't keep his eyes off her! Don't miss... "How Can I Compete with Her?" Also featuring: "A Carbon Copy Lover"; "The Man I Couldn't Forget"; and "My Dream Walked In"! Plus: 1-page text story "I Love Only Once"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #74
    Buzzy (1944) 74
    Tags: Archie
    Published Dec 1956 by DC.

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  • Issue #26
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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.

  • Vol. 1 #3
    Caper Magazine (1956 Dee Publishing) Vol. 1 #3

    Volume 1, Issue 3, December, 1956. Cover features Pin-Up Model Judy Bamber. Men's fiction, and humor with pictorials. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., Text (with B&W and Color photos) MATURE READERS Cover price $0.50.

  • Vol. 2 #12
    Carnival (1955 Show Magazine) Vol. 2 #12

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  • Issue #51
    Casper the Friendly Ghost (1952 2nd Series Harvey) 51

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  • Issue #3
    Caught (1956) 3
    Published Dec 1956 by Atlas.
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    "The Man Who Couldn't Stop!" (art by Bob Forgione), "With These Hands" (art by Angelo Torres), "One is a Coward," "The Trap!" (art by Mac L. Pakula), "The Man Who Robbed Himself!" (art by Joe Maneely), and a two-page text story, "Too Well-Planned." John Severin cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 4 #42
    Cavalier (1952-1992 Fawcett-DuGent) Vol. 4 #42

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  • Issue #1956
    Christmas at the Rotunda/Ford Rotunda Christmas Book (Ford Motor Company) 1956

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  • Issue #0
    Christmas USA (1956) 0

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  • Issue #33
    Cisco Kid (1951 Dell) 33
    Published Dec 1956 by Dell.

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    Painted Cover. Stories by unknown. Art by Bob Jenney. Featuring the tales "Bad Medicine" and "The Alarm"! Plus: "Hospitality on the Frontier" filler on the inside front cover; 1-page text story "The Chase"; Pedro story "The Missing Mustache"; Border Towns of the Old West filler "Brownsville" on the inside back cover; South of the Border filler "Mexican Clothing" on the back cover! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #533
    Classics Illustrated Junior (1953 - 1971 1st Print) 533

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    Classics Illustrations Junior (1956) is a comic published by Gilberton. In the story "The Magic Fountain", join the courages prince as he searches the land for his brothers and the water which will save his fathers life. 32 pages, full color, 7-in x 10-in. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #533
    Classics Illustrated Junior (1953 - 1971 Reprint) 533

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

  • Issue #534
    Classics Illustrated Junior (1953 - 1971 Reprint) 534

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

  • Issue #135A
    Classics Illustrated Special (1955) 135A
    • Cover detached. Staple rust with migration.

    "The Ten Commandments" features the story of Moses. Art by Norman Nodel. Inside back cover features photos of Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner from the Cecil B. DeMille movie. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 1 #2
    Combat (1956-1957 Dalrow Publishing) Vol. 1 #2

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  • Issue #40
    Combat Kelly (1951 Atlas) 40
    • Oxidation.

    Combat Kelly in "Once Upon a Battlefield," "Objective: Destroy the Enemy," "Sneak Attack," and "Front Line Assault!" Cookie's Combat Tales, "Missing in Action." All art by Dave Berg. Two-page text story, "The New Army." Joe Maneely cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 21 #3
    Complete Western Book Magazine (1933-1957 Newsstand) Pulp Vol. 21 #3

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  • Issue #76
    Confessions of the Lovelorn (1954) 76

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    Cover by Ken Bald. Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Art by John Forte and Odgen Whitney. Tales of romance from legendary early independent comics publisher ACG, one of the earliest of the romantic comics genre of the postwar era. A woman is able to bring a strong man to tears; Circus performers find love; A runaway dog helps a woman find romance. Brain Or Brawn?; She's Wrong For You; Nurses Dilemma; Why Can't I Get a Man?; Television Feud; Romance Under the Big Top; Lost, One Dog... and a Heart! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 16 #4
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    NOTE: For previous issues see Famous Detective (1949-1956 Columbia Publications)

  • Issue #7
    Daffy Duck (1956 Dell/Gold Key) 7
  • Issue #72
    Dagwood Comics (1950) 72

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  • Issue #2
    Date with Millie (1956 1st series) 2
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    • Tear seal, cover spot glued to spine.

    Cover art by Dan DeCarlo. Untitled story, script by Stan Lee, art by Dan DeCarlo; Everything Millie wears sells at a fashion show. Untitled story, script by Stan Lee, art by Dan DeCarlo; Clicker goes fishing and takes Millie along. Untitled story, script by Stan Lee, art by Dan DeCarlo; Iggy's dancing causes a scene on the dance floor. Untitled story, script by Stan Lee, art by Dan DeCarlo; Millie and Chili both want the other to get a great assignment. Untitled story, script by Stan Lee, art by Dan DeCarlo; Millie wants to bury Clicker in the sand. Millie's Coloring Page! by Dan DeCarlo. Untitled story, script by Stan Lee, art by Dan DeCarlo; Where do Millie's dresses come from? Untitled story, script by Stan Lee, art by Dan DeCarlo; Millie visits a newsstand for a special book. Untitled story, script by Stan Lee, art by Dan DeCarlo; Pearl has to get a book at the public library. "Well-planned Date" text story. Chili's Fashion Page, art by Dan DeCarlo. Untitled story, script by Stan Lee, art by Dan DeCarlo; Millie does not want to get a sunburn at the beach. Untitled story, script by Stan Lee, art by Dan DeCarlo; With all the guys that ask Millie for a date, why is she alone on a Saturday night? Untitled story, script by Stan Lee, art by Dan DeCarlo; Millie and Chili each want the same one-of-a-kind dress. Millie's Fashion Page, art by Dan DeCarlo. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Dell Giant Bugs Bunny's Christmas Funnies (1950) 7
    • Water damage.
  • Issue #8
    Dell Giant Christmas Parade (1949) 8
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Minor color touch.
    • 1" Spine split from top and pencil markings on puzzle page.

    A giant issue of Christmas themed stories featuring a variety of Walt Disney cartoon characters. Issue has Donald Duck in "Reindeer Roundup," Mickey Mouse in "The Mystery of the China Santa," Jiminy Cricket in "Out-Foxing the Wolf," Huey, Dewey & Louie in "Guaranteed to Please," Chip ?N' Dale in "Tree for Free," Gyro Gearloose in "Grandma's Present" (by Carl Barks), Minnie Mouse & Clarabelle Cow in "Operation Wildlife," Li'l Bad Wolf in "Pop's Accidental Good Deed," and one- and two-page puzzlers and games. Entire issue is comic and puzzlers, no ads in book. Santa Claus pinup on back cover. Story and art credits: unknown. Cover price $0.25.