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Comic books April 1957

  • Issue #227
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 227
    Published Apr 1957 by DC.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • Scratching to front and back of slab.
    • Label #0166589006
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • 1 1/4" Spine split from base of comic. Centerfold detached.

    Cover pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Man with the Triple X-Ray Eyes," pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; An occurrence in space causes Superman to lose control of his X-ray vision, making him burn up anything he looks at. "The Great Jungle Animal Count" starring Congo Bill, art by Howard Sherman. 2/3-page Varsity Vic story by Henry Boltinoff. Strange Road under the Sea article. "The Girl Planeteer" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #235
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 235

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Confession of Superboy!, script by Otto Binder, art by John Sikela; Clark Kent reveals his id to the world, just to see what will happen! Lionel and His Lions humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Show-Off of the Sea starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. The Doom of the Giant Arrows starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #32
    Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (1952) 32
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    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.35) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • 1 1/2" Spine split from base of comic. Staple rust.

    "Secret of the Stone Panther!" Danny and Rex visit the Kawa Indian tribe, where they meet and become friends with Chief Gray Owl. They also encounter an archeologist on the track of a giant panther of Indian folklore and crooks looking to exploit the situation. Also includes: "Mystery of the Talking Fish!" (starring Detective Chimp); "Masquerade on Hideaway Island!"; and "Canine in Combat." Script by Gil Kane and John Broome, pencils by Gil Kane and Carmine Infantino, inks by Bernard Sachs. Cover by Kane and Sachs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #44
    All American Men of War (1952) 44
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    "The Flying Frogman," "Bullet Net," "Battle Colors," and "The Sixth Soldier" (art by Russ Heath). Edited by Whitney Ellsworth and Robert Kanigher. Cover by Joe Kubert. Stories by Robert Kanigher, Ross Andru, Mike Esposito, Bill Finger, Jack Abel, Morris Waldinger, Tom Nicolisi, Bill Finger, Jerry Grandenetti, and Russ Heath. 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 #37
    Andy Panda (1953 Dell) 37

    Walter Lantz' Andy Panda. Cover by John Carey. Stories by unknown. Art by Pete Alvarado, Vic Lockman, John Carey and Vivie Risto. Featuring the tales "The Star Stunters," "Horsing Around" and "The Big Cap Capture," plus four untitled 1-page stories! Starring Andy Panda, Charlie Chicken, Clark Chicken (cousin of Charlie Chicken), Mister Adams, Mr. Gadget, Pickpocket Pete and Buzz Buzzard! Also: Chilly Willy in "The Astronomers"! Starring Chilly Willy, Sammy Seal and Bully Bear (villain)! And: Homer Pigeon in the 1-page text story "Red Is for Danger"! Starring Homer Pigeon, Red Cardinal and Carrie Pigeon! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Angel (1955 Dell) 9
    Published Apr 1957 by Dell.

    Angel. Cover by Mel Casson? Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Featuring the tales "The Diamond Chase," "Safety in Numbers," "The Icy Skate Party" and "The Cozy Club Houses," plus three untitled 1-page stories! Also: Hubert Holmes in the 1-page text story "What a Pickle"! And: Stanley in "The Space Man"! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #85
    Archie (1943) 85
    • Centerfold detached.

    Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Featuring Archie in: "Micro-Phoneys"; "The Faring of the Green"; "Invitation To a Dance"; the half-pager "Wife Strife"; "Spring Shower"; and the 1-pager "His Merry Old Mobile"! Plus: Betty and Veronica in "Forget-Me-Not"; Reggie in the half-pager "Negative Response"; and Jughead in "Pearls of Wisdom" and the 1-pager "Labor Slaving"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #60
    Astonishing (1951) 60
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #1275536003

    Cover art by Bill Everett. The House of Fear!, art by John Forte; A man and a woman enter a creepy house when they are confronted by a spectral figure. Monster in the Mist!, pencils by Al Williamson, inks by Ralph Mayo; A ship briefly goes through a time warp to the year 1519 and return to the present day just in time to avoid being sunk by a sea monster. The Trap!, art by Tony DiPreta. The Trap!, art by Tony DiPreta. Trapped by the Little Men!, art by Pete Morisi; When little men wake him from a sound sleep demanding that he come with them, a man realizes that his ancestor was Gulliver from "Gulliver's Travels." When He Presses the Button!, art by Ed Winiarski. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 59 #2
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 59 #2

    April 1957. Cover by Freas. Stories: "Call Me Joe" by Poul Anderson, "Chain Reaction" by John A. Sentry, "Torch" by Christopher Anvil, "The Mile-Long Spaceship" by Kate Wilhelm, "The Lost Vegan" by E. J. McKenzie, Jr. and "The Dawning Light" (Part 2 of 3) by Robert Randall. Article "The Unblind Workings of Chance" by Isaac Asimov. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.75-in.; 162 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #83
    Batman (1950 K.G. Murray) Australian Edition 83
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Australian Edition.
    • Label #6CBCBD-006

    Australian Reprint series

  • Issue #28
    Battle Action (1952) 28
    Published Apr 1957 by Atlas.
    • Interior is complete. Severe water damage.

    "The Commie-Busters" (art by Gene Colan?), "In the Thick of Battle" (art by Paul Reinman), "Battlefield Fury" (art by Cal Massey), "Decoy!" (art by George Woodbridge), "An Ambush Awaits Them" (art by Don Heck), and a two-page text story, "The Rash Prince." John Severin cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Beetle Bailey (1953 Dell/Charlton/Gold Key/King) 9
  • Issue #111
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 111
    • 2" cumulative spine split.

    Cover by Dick Dillin & Charles Cuidera. Stories by unknown. Art by Dick Dillin, Charles Cuidera and Sheldon Moldoff. Three stories! "The Menace of the Machines" - A crazed film special effects genius creates miniature machines to steal for him and challenges the Blackhawks to stop him. Plus: "The Perils of Blackie, the Wonder Bird" - Blackie, the team's mascot hawk, is sent to retrieve a message from an undercover agent, then must evade the smugglers trying to keep the Blackhawks from receiving the message. And: "Trigger Craig's Magic Carpet" - Gangster Trigger Craig finds a magic flying carpet and embarks on a crime spree. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #101
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 101
    • 1 1/4" spine split from top.
  • Vol. 6 #4
    Bold Magazine (1954 Pocket Magazines) Vol. 6 #4

    Volume 6, Issue 4 - April 1957. 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.

  • Vol. 1 #6
    Caper Magazine (1956 Dee Publishing) Vol. 1 #6

    Volume 1, Issue 6, April, 1957. 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.

  • Issue #55
    Casper the Friendly Ghost (1952 2nd Series Harvey) 55
  • Issue #42
    Combat Kelly (1951 Atlas) 42
    • Paper: White

    "Mass Attack," "Our Outfit is Pinned Down," "Prisoner Patrol," "Ambush in Enemy Territory," and "Million-To-One Mission," plus a two-page text story, "The Best Driver." All art by Dave Berg. John Severin cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #76
    Dagwood Comics (1950) 76
  • Issue #8
    Dell Junior Treasury (1955) 8

    Raggedy Ann and the Camel with the Wrinkled Knees. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #242
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 242
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Sheldon Moldoff. The Underworld Bat-Cave starring Batman and Robin, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris. Careers in Nursing public service announcement starring Buzzy, art by Ruben Moreira. The Man Who Could Make Money starring Roy Raymond TV Detective, art by Ruben Moreira. Warden Willis humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Thirty Fathom Sleuth starring John Jones Manhunter from Mars, art by Joe Certa. 32 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #52
    Donald Duck (1940 Dell/Gold Key/Whitman/Gladstone) 52
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover by Carl Barks. Stories by Carl Barks and unknown. Art by Carl Barks, Paul Murry, Jack Bradbury and Tony Strobl. Donald Duck is featured in "The Lost Peg Leg Mine" (by Carl Barks), "Aerial Antics" and "Tiny Trespassers"! Also: Half-pager "Saved by Buckets," and 1-pagers "Worthwhile" and "Talk Back"! Plus: Goofy in "The Cowardly Hero"! And: 1-page Big Bad Wolf text story "Up in the Air"! Characters in this issue: Donald Duck, Huey, Dewey, Louie, Uncle Scrooge, Daisy Duck, Gladstone Gander, Goofy, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Big Bad Wolf. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 7 #3
    Fantastic Universe (1953-1960 King Size/Great American) Vol. 7 #3
  • Vol. 12 #4
    Fantasy and Science Fiction (1949-Present Mercury Publications) Pulp Vol. 12 #4

    Cover by Albert Nuetzell. Fantasy and science fiction stories by Murray Leinster, Mildred Clingerman, Richard Wilson, Bob Ottum, Lester Del Rey, Randall Garrett & Lin Carter, G. C. Edmondson, Poul Anderson, John Novotny, Chad Oliver, and Horace Walpole. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 128 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #41
    Fiction SC (1953) French Pulp 41

    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. Daniel F. Galouye, Robert Bloch, Philippe Curval, Charles Beaumont, Claude Pradet, P. M. Hubbard, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Gali Nosek, Arthur Porges, Theodore Sturgeon. Softcover digest, 6 1/4-in. x 7 1/2-in., 144 pages, black and white (text, no illustrations).

  • Issue #53
    Forbidden Worlds (1952) 53

    Cover by Ogden Whitney. Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Art by John Rosenberger, Kurt Schaffenberger, Harry Lazarus and Ogden Whitney. An anthology series featuring tales of fantasy and science fiction adventure from legendary early independent comics publisher ACG. Strange cigarettes have an otherworldly effect; A test pilot with post-traumatic stress is told to snap out of it by his ghostly ancestor, a legendary Western lawman; A cursed telescope gives a pirate the sight of everything he desires, but they remain tantalizingly out of his reach. Marshal Dawson's Return!; The Old Telescope; Mysterious Mirror; Smoke Rings!; Explanation, Please!# 4: The Dog That Lived Again! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #785
    Four Color (1942 Series 2) 785

    Photo Cover features Corky (Mickey Braddock [Mickey Dolenz, later of the musical group The Monkees]) and Joey the Clown (Noah Beery, Jr.). Stories by unknown. Art by Dan Spiegle. Featuring the tales "The Great Gambino" and "Counterfeit Clown"! Based on the 'Circus Boy' TV series. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #40
    Fox and the Crow (1951) 40
    Published Apr 1957 by DC.
  • Issue #47
    GI Combat (1952) 47
    Published Apr 1957 by DC.
    • 5" cumulative spine split.
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    • 3/4" Spine split from bottom. Staples added (not manufacturing).

    Cover by Jerry Grandenetti. Written by Bob Haney, Bill Finger and Ed Herron. Art by Ross Andru, Russ Heath, Arthur Peddy and Mike Esposito. War front fury! Battlefield adventures! In this issue: "The Sniper!" by Bob Haney, Ross Andru and Mike Esposito; "The Walking Weapon!" by Bill Finger and Russ Heath; "No-Man's Land!" by Haney, Andru and Esposito; "Tank Busters!" by Ed Herron and Arthur Peddy; and 2-page article "Action Behind the Lines." 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #1
    Humorama Magazine (1957) Vol. 1 #1
    Published Apr 1957 by Humorama.
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    Volume 1, Issue 1. April 1957 - The classic Men's Humor magazine that featured such legendary good girl artists as Dan DeCarlo, Bill Wenzel, and Bill Ward. This issue also features pin-ups of Betty Page, Pam Graham and Madeline Castle! 52 pages, Text (with B&W Illustrations and Photographs). Mature Readers. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #45
    Journey into Mystery (1952) 45
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1291627014

    "The Demon's Shadow!" with art by Ted Galindo; "Which One of Us is Me?" with art by John Forte; "The Eye That Never Closed!" with art by Joe Orlando; "Something in the house!" with art by Robert Q. Sale; "A Scream on the Screen!"; "What Happened to Harrison!" with art by Howard O'Donnell; and a two-page text story, "Look to the Future." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #56
    Journey into Unknown Worlds (1951 2nd Series) 56

    Cover art by John Severin. The Man Who Went Too Far!, art by Richard Doxsee; A scientist invents a cosmic magnet that brings down a ghost-like inhabitant of space. They Won't Die!, art by Pete Morisi; A man finds that he and his friends all have Wolverine's healing factor. These humans with incredible healing powers are called the "other men. Your Life for Mine!, art by Marvin Stein; A scientist builds a time travel device that requires someone from the present return to the past if one from the past is brought forward. It All Adds Up text story. The Wrong Choice!, art by Werner Roth; A pirate captain finds himself in Atlantis and granted one wish. The Voice in the Night!, art by Frank W. Bolle. In 1944 a captured US soldier hates the German sergeant who goads him into attempting an escape after he finishes carving a wooden doll for his daughter. The Impossible, art by Bill Everett. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #41
    Jughead (1949 1st Series) 41

    "A Brush With Art," art by Samm Schwartz; After forgetting about his required entry in the school art exhibition, Jughead whips up an abstract painting in minutes; Reggie and Archie have great fun at the painting's expense. "Journey's End" one-page story, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Archie goes very much out of his way to just happen to drop by Veronica's place. "Safe Unsound," script by Frank Doyle, art by Samm Schwartz; Archie gets into a lot of accidents trying to keep Jughead from having an accident. "Horror-Scope"; Archie and Reggie scoff at Jughead's sudden fascination with astrology, but his predictions keep coming true in the worst ways. "Quiet Please," art by Samm Schwartz. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Knights of the Round Table (1957) 10
    • 2 1/2" cumulative spine split. Chipping.
  • Issue #53
    Little Audrey (1952 Harvey) 53
  • Issue #36
    Little Iodine (1950) 36
    Published Apr 1957 by Dell.
  • Issue #106
    Little Lulu (1948 Dell/Gold Key) 106

    Cover art by John Stanley. Soda Money; Tubby and Iggy have soda money but do not want to share with Lulu and Annie. Surprise Party; Lulu has a party and invites only Wilbur to it. Hiccup Specialist; Lulu tries all sorts of ways to stop Tubbys hiccups. The Power of Lawn Mowing; Tubby wants Lulu to believe she broke Tubs fathers lawn mower. Little Itch and the Loose Tooth; Lulu tells Alvin about when Itch puts the poor little girls tooth under her pillow to get some money. Get a Plumber; Tubby has several ideas about how to stop the rain leak in the clubhouse. All scripts by John Stanley, art by Irving Tripp. One-page text story, Lulus Diry ("Diary"). 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #46
    Little Max (1949) 46
    Published Apr 1957 by Harvey.
  • Issue #106
    Lone Ranger (1948 Dell) 106

    Cover art by Don Spaulding. Silver Bullets, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Tom Gill; The Lone Ranger sends Dan Reid to his mine to get silver bars and bullets; Reid is captured by bandits on his return trip and is saved by an 'old prospector' who turns out to be the Lone Ranger in disguise. The Fight for the Red Man's River, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Tom Gill; Chief Red Cloud diverts a river, cutting off a settlement's water supply. Mayan Farm Feast, script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Jon Small; Young Hawk; Little Buck; and the boy Atan befriend a Mayan farm couple; After a scuffle with tax collectors, the pair leave the boy at the farm and go to the great city. Based on the popular Western TV series. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #186
    Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (1941 Dell) 186

    #186, 4/57, 10c. Issue has Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, Mary Jane and Sniffles, and Tweety and Sylvester in untitled stories, a one-page text story "The Dandy Fight," and one-page gag strips. Story and art credits: unknown. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #32
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 32

    Painted cover art by Norman Mingo. "Nansy," art by Wallace Wood; A look at a joke from one cartoon strip as it might be interpreted by other strips. "The Steve Allan Story," art by Bob Clarke; Shows Steve at work and discusses how tv show is produced. "It's Gonna Be A Mad Mad Year!", script by G. Stang, art by Wallace Wood; Foolish predictions for world events in the coming year. "Big Big Story," script and art by Don Martin; After years of laboring in obscurity, reporter Joe finally finds a big story, only to be fired when he's three days late finding it. "Making A Paper Eucalyptus Tree," script by Orson Bean, art by Wally Wood; Orson delivers a monologue built around his paper trick, and instructions for making the tree. "The Ideal Woman," script by D. Purdy, art by Kelly Freas; The ideal woman as visualized by 6 magazines, compared to the women who read the magazines. "What's Happened To Sports Magazines?", art by Bob Clarke; Analysis of older style and modern sports magazines, with their differing viewpoints on the sports versus lifestyles of sports personalities. "Movies Are Longer Than Ever," art by Wallace Wood; Reviews of three very long movies: Giant, War And Peace, and The Ten Commandments. "Tom Lehrer Sings," art by George Woodbridge; A brief fake biography with an illustrated song, including sheet music. "Future TV Ad," art by Don Martin; Phony ad storyboard for Schveppes Activated Sparkling Seltzer. "The Night People vs. Creeping Meatballism," script by Jean Shepherd, art by Wally Wood. "The MAD Dating Technique," art by Bob Clarke. "MAD Record Labels," script by Albert B. Feldstein, art by Wally Wood; Phony record labels for 45s. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 6 #4
    Male Point of View (1954 Point Magazines) Vol. 6 #4

    Julie Newmar article. Volume 6, Issue 4 - April 1957. Men's interest magazine focusing on celebrity gossip and pin-up models. Includes the articles "Love-King of Greenwich Village" and "Rogues Gallery of Girls!" 4-in. x 6-in., 64 pages, B&W Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 1 #1
    Man's Cavalcade (1957 Skye Publishing Company) Vol. 1 #1

    Volume 1, Issue 1, April 1957. Men's interest magazine featuring action/adventure stories, crime stories, photos and pin ups. ""I Fought Hell On My Tail!" 68 pages. 8.5 in. x 11 in. B&W. Mature Readers. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 1 #2
    Man's Cavalcade (1957 Skye Publishing Company) Vol. 1 #2
    • 1/8" spine split from top.

    Volume 1, Issue 2, July, 1957. Men's interest magazine featuring action/adventure stories, crime stories, photos and pin ups. "Blood, Guts and Grenades!" 68 pages. 8.5 in. x 11 in. B&W. Mature Readers. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #17
    Marines in Battle (1954) 17
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    "Iron Mike" McGraw stars in "Attack From the Rear!" (art by Joe Sinnott); "When the Bazooka Roars!" (art by Gene Colan); "Mine Field!" (art by Don Heck); the U.S. Marine Corps in "A City at Stake!" (art by Al Williamson; 3 pages); and "Iron Mike" McGraw in "Surrender or Else" (art by Sinnott). John Severin cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Men in Action (1957 2nd Series Ajax) 1
    • 1" Cumulative spine split.
  • Issue #53
    Mickey Mouse (1941-90 Dell/Gold Key/Gladstone) 53

    Mickey Mouse in "The Case of the Missing Steers," "Puzzle Puzzler," and "Tree for Two." Issue also has The Li'l Bad Wolf in "Wolf Pack," one-page text story "Timber!" and one page gag strips throughout book. No art/story credits given. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Midnight (1957) 1
    Published Apr 1957 by Ajax.
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #1571239001
  • Apr 1957
    Modern Man Magazine (1951-1970) Apr 1957

    April, 1957 - Vintage Men's magazine featuring articles, pictorials, and pin-ups. This issue features an article on "The World's Fastest Gun" was the U.S. Air Force's Vulcan machine gun with rotating gun barrels, based on the Civil War era Gatling machine gun, next, "An Afternoon With Greta Thyssen", a feature on "The Passionate Pageboy" article on 14th Century English author Geoffrey Chaucer author of The Cantebury Tales and finally a look at the "The Brutal Art Of Kendo" a Japanese Sparring sport. MATURE READERS Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #56
    Mr. District Attorney (1948) 56

    "The Underworld Oracle," "The Cases That Were Too Easily Solved," and "The Secret of the Super Signs." Cover price $0.10.