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Comic books December 1957

  • Issue #55
    GI Combat (1952) 55
    Published Dec 1957 by DC.
    • 8" cumulative spine split.

    Cover by Jerry Grandenetti. Written by Robert Kanigher, Bill Finger and Bob Haney. Art by Jerry Grandenetti, John Severin, Ross Andru, Mike Esposito and Robert Stuart. In this issue: "Call for a Gunner!" by Robert Kanigher and Jerry Grandenetti; "Combat Tag!" by Bill Finger and John Severin; "Count the Steps to War!" by Bob Haney, Ross Andru and Mike Esposito; and "The Floating Street!" by Finger, Grandenetti and Robert Stuart. (Note: Minor Sgt. Rock prototype by Finger.) 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Giant Comics (1957) 3

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  • Vol. 2 #3
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  • Vol. 2 #1
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  • Issue #4
    Gunsmoke Trail (1957) 4

    Western comics featuring the masked lawman The Rider, Native hero Lone Eagle, and grizzled prospector the Old Hermit. Swift Arrow's tribe must choose their leader in trial by combat with an enemy tribe. The Old Hermit turns the tables on a snake-oil salesman. When outlaws take over a town, Johnny Hemp becomes the masked hero known as The Whip. Frontier Marshal: Outlawed!; The Phantom Troops; Swift Arrow: The Courage That Contained a Secret!; Whip: Hombres at Large; The Hermit: Shake Well Before Using! Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #2
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    Volume 1, Issue 2 - December 1957. Men's interest magazine focused on articles on war, true crime, adventure tales, and pin-up models. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in, 68 pages, B&W. MATURE READERS Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #4
    Harvey Hits (1958) 4

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    Little Dot's Uncles issue. "Meet My Uncle Alp in Mountain Adventure"; Clumsy Uncle Alp takes Dot "mountain climbing"--up an apartment building; Dot is frightened but goes along; They go down a building under construction, but Alp gets tangled around a beam; Dot "saves" him. "Meet My Uncle Speedy in First Prize"; Little Dot is a "crazy woman driver" with her soap box racer; She bumps into Uncle Speedy on his way to the Midget Car Races; As she presses the starter for him, the car zooms into the race. "Meet My Uncle Buck in Jungle Fun"; Dot steps out her door, is snared in a noose, and meets Uncle Buck, the big game hunter; Off to Africa on an animal-catching safari!; Uncle Buck is hapless, but Dot catches monkeys with candy bars, ties a knot in a lion's tail, spooks a baby elephant with a rubber mouse, even catches giant African red ants with a picnic! "The Big Race"; Richie helps Johnny build a soap box racer so he can win a college scholarship; Richie is sure he'll win; But Mister Rich presents Richie with a slick racer for the same race! 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #52
    Henry (1948 Dell) 52
    Published Dec 1957 by Dell.

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  • Issue #70
    Hi-School Romance (1949) 70

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    Stories and art by Bob Powell and others. A romance comic from Harvey, as the teens of the 1950s explore the new world of dating. Quiz-show champ Aline is at a loss for words when it comes to impressing handsome Tony. A land dispute causes Ruth's dad to demand that she stop seeing Ted, the man she loves. Nerdy Della knows she's the only one who really loves Gary, but she can't steal his attention away from the fun-loving girls around him. Plus a cover that may be the work of comics legend Joe Simon. The Quiz Queen; I Longed for Love!; My Love was Forbidden!; One Sided Love; Know Your Own Mind! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #4
    High (1957-1959 Periodical House) Vol. 1 #4

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    Vol 1 #1 to #5 were published in tall/narrow format; then with Vol. #1 #5 format switched to standard magazine-size. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #126
    Hopalong Cassidy (1943 Fawcett/DC) 126

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    "Trail of the Telltale Clues," "The Canine Sheriff of Twin Rivers," and "The Outlaw of the Jaguar!" Gil Kane art. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #145
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    UK Edition. black and white; 24 pages.

  • Issue #2
    Hot Stuff (1957 Harvey) 2

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  • Issue #69
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 69

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    Cover by Bob Brown. Featuring: 6 page story "The Miniature Disasters" drawn by George Roussos; 6 page story "The Last Sorcerer" drawn by Bernard Baily; 6 page story "Puppets of Doom" drawn by Howard Purcell; 6 page story "Dream Girl" drawn by Bob Brown; 2 page Just Imagine reprint story "The Rocket Lanes of Tomorrow" by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Humbug (1957) 5

    December 1957 Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 8 #1
    If Worlds of Science Fiction (1952 Pulp Digest) Vol. 8 #1

    December, 1957. 5.25-in. x 7.5-in.; black and white; 120 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 8 #6
    Imagination (1950-1958 Greenleaf) Stories of Science and Fantasy/Science Fiction Vol. 8 #6

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  • Vol. 1 #4
    Impact (1957 Hanro Corp.) Vol. 1 #4

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  • Issue #28
    Indian Chief (1951) 28
    Published Dec 1957 by Dell.

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    Painted cover art by Sam Savitt. "Indian Chief White Eagle: Prey of the Pawnees"; Prairie fire endangers the village. Fleeing, they end up in Pawnee territory and are not welcome. "Secret Remedy" text story. "Red Wing, Son of the Chief: Blue Sands"; Red Wing and White Faun seek out ritual blue sand and a herb needed to heal his sick father. "Little Warrior" filler page; A brief tribute to Little Warrior. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 35 #12
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  • Issue #1
    Intimate (1957) 1

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    Nicholas-Alascia cover. In order of appearance: "Ashamed of My Baby"; "Late Love" art by Charles Nicholas and Sal Trapani; "Heart's Desire"; "Love's Servant" and "A Single Tear" art by Charles Nicholas and Sal Trapani; "Summer Sumac Ripens Romance" illustrated text story. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #7
    Jem Magazine (1956-1967) Vol. 1 #7
  • Issue #57
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  • Issue #45
    Jughead (1949 1st Series) 45

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    Cover by Harry Lucey. "Signal Honor," pencils by Bill Vigoda, inks by Terry Szenics; Rumors are circulating around school of a secret society, and everybody thinks Jughead is a member of it. "Clothes Call"; Jughead thinks dressing in sophisticated attire can gain him access to upscale restaurants. "A Nose For Business"; When Jughead claims he's never curious about anything, the gang get a pool up to see who can prove him wrong. "Ice Going"; Jughead is hired to deliver an ice sculpture to the Lodge mansion, then runs into every possible delay along the way. "Pane-ful Thoughts" one-page Li'l Jinx story, script and art by Joe Edwards. "Knock, Knock - Who's There?", pencils by Bill Vigoda; Jughead keeps reaping rewards because he agrees to open a door of opportunity that Archie and Reggie shy away from. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Jungle Jim (1954 Dell/Charlton) 14
    • Piece missing at margin from interior page (slightly affects story).

    Painted cover by Morris Gollub. Stories by Gaylord Du Bois and unknown. Art by Creig Flessel and unknown. Jungle Jim stars in two stories by Gaylord Du Bois and Creig Flessel: "The Living Thunderbolt" and "The Nandour Tiger"! Plus: Ranee, Princess of the Jungle in the back-up story "The Track of Torr"! Also: 1-page text story "The Leopard's Lair"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
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  • Issue #5
    Little Archie (1956) 5

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    Cover art by Bob Bolling. A text story about Veronica trying to play Nurse. Laff Patrol, script and art by Bob Bolling; When the girls join the boys' attempt to play Foreign Legion, Little Archie offers a medal to anyone who shows unusual bravery on the next patrol. Roger's Riot, script and art by Bob Bolling; Fred and Mary think that the "Roger" Little Archie keeps talking to is an imaginary friend. The Son Shines Bright starring Pat the Brat. It's a Breeze, art by Jack Bradbury; The kids try to take the wash down off the line on a windy day. The Dolphin article. Fair Game starring Little Archie, pencils by Bill Vigoda. Not So Dumb starring Bunny, script and art by Samm Schwartz. 84 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #27
    Little Dot (1953 1st Series) 27

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    Stories and art by Steve Muffatti and Helen Cason. Cover by Warren Kremer. One of the mainstays of Harvey's long-running kids' comics, Little Dot also features Richie Rich and Little Lotta. Richie's birthday offers presents beyond the dreams of avarice, but he appreciates his friends more. Richie's pals learn what kind of music lessons he's taking, and why they cost so much money. Whatziz!; Horse Play; Little Lotta: Bar-Belle of the Town; Pumpkin Head!; Lesson in Love; Richie Rich: The Best of Gifts. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #114
    Little Lulu (1948 Dell/Gold Key) 114
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • File Copy.
    • Label #0693B9-004
    • INCOMPLETE. Piece missing, interrupts art or story.

    The Threadpickers; Tubby invites Lulu to pick a thread off his sweater. One Turkey Apiece; Lulus pop tries to keep his live Thanksgiving turkey a secret from Lulu. Mr. McNabbems Vacation; Mr. McNabbem pretends he is going on vacation so that he can lure hooky players. Ol Witch Hazel and the Dirty Sheets; Lulu tells Alvin about when Hazel makes the poor little girl wash her ghost sheets. The Weather Prophets; Tubby tells Wilbur that he can predict the weather. One-page text story, Lulus Diry ("Diary"). 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #50
    Little Max (1949) 50
    Published Dec 1957 by Harvey.

    Stories and art by Warren Kremer and others. Joe Palooka's speechless sidekick from the popular Ham Fisher boxing strip gets his own comic, noteworthy for early versions of Little Dot and other Harvey characters. Max dreams himself into the story of Alice Through the Looking-Glass, with himself as the Cheshire Cat, in a retelling with fun artwork by Warren Kremer. Humphrey soon regrets agreeing to babysit Baby Gooberfooful. Plus solo stories featuring Rags Rabbit and Little Max. Plus solo stories featuring Rags Rabbit and Little Max. Little Max Meets Alice in Wonderland; Humphrey: Babysitter Jitters; Waisted Energy; Hide and Seek; Cat-Tale; The U.S.S. Humphrey; Puppy Parade; Rainy Day Puzzles; Wouldn't It Be Funny?; Fishin'. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
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  • Issue #114
    Lone Ranger (1948 Dell) 114
    • Oxidation.

    Photo cover of Clayton Moore as the Lone Ranger. Escape, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Tom Gill; Pretending to be outlaws, the Lone Ranger and Tonto gain the trust of a bank robber, who has been abandoned to the law by the rest of his gang. The Buffalo Hunt, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Tom Gill; The Lone Ranger and Tonto are mistaken for scouts for buffalo hunters who are trespassing on Cheyenne hunting grounds. The Marked Stage, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Tom Gill; A stable hand is marking the stage carrying a secret payroll. The mystery is how the Lone Ranger knows which one it is, merely by their height. Jaguar in the Canyon, script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Jon Small; At the bottom of large canyon in western Mexico, Young Hawk and Little Buck kill a jaguar that is being chased by a group of tall hunters and are invited back to their village. Based on the popular Western TV series. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #194
    Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies (1941 Dell) 194
    • 1/2" Cumulative spine split.

    Cover art by Ralph Heimdahl. Cross-country Hopping Race, pencils by Tony Strobl; Bugs and Yosemite Sam engage in a cross-country race from California to New York City for a first prize of $1,000. Porky, the Weather Wizard, script by Carl Fallberg, art by Fred Abranz; In an effort to look important, Porky tries to convince Cicero that he can call the weatherman and request snow for a weekend outing. Bowled Over text story with Porky Pig, pencils by Tony Strobl. The Lost Locket, script by Carl Fallberg, art by Al Hubbard; Mary Jane takes a trip to Memory Land to find where she lost her locket. Waterlogged Cat, pencils by Pete Alvarado, inks by Steve Steere; Despite his best efforts, Sylvester keeps getting drenched with water. Old Bones at the Beach, art by Phil de Lara; While digging for clams at the beach, Elmer accidently uncovers the skeleton of sea monster. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 36

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    Painted cover art by Norman Mingo. Morris Phillip cigarettes parody ad, art by Kelly Freas. "Personalized TV Antennas," art by Bob Clarke. MAD Jewelry ad. "TV Movies With Built-In Commercials," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Wally Wood; What TV dramas might look like if they embedded commercials directly within movies. "MAD Hats," art by Basil Wolverton. "My Fren' Dufo," script by Wally Cox, art by George Woodbridge; Story of Wally Cox's incredibly stupid boyhood friend. "Parking Meters," script and art by Dave Berg; Parking meters for all types of waiting activities, and a solution to the problem. "MAD Visits Corny Island," art by Wally Wood; A 2-page drawing parody of Coney Island, cut up into puzzle pieces. "Paul Sturdley's Secret File," script by Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding, art by Mort Drucker; Interview with a notorious kitten dumper. "Cowboys 'n Indians" by Don Martin. "Home Movies," art by Wally Wood; Comparing the improved photographic opportunities presented by movies versus still cameras. "OK! Gunfight At The Corral!", art by George Woodbridge; Parody of movie "Gunfight At The OK Corral." "The Children's Hour," script by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, art by Don Martin; Humorous drawings to illustrate the famous poem, with a macabre ending. "Mr. Morgan Tells The Story of The 12 Bottles," script by Henry Morgan, art by Wally Wood. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #36UK
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    Distributed in the United Kingdom (England). Exact copy of american edition except for cover price ("2/-").

  • Vol. 13 #6
    Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (1949-Present Mercury Publications) Vol. 13 #6

    Volume 13, Issue 6 - December 1957. Cover by Kelly Freas. Science fiction and fantasy stories by Isaac Asimov, Leah Bodine Drake, Shirley Jackson, Robert Sheckley, Charles Beaumont and G.C. Edmondson. Softcover, 5 1/2-in., x 7 1/2-in., 130 pages, Text (with B&W illustrations) Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 7 #12
    Male (1950-1981 Male Publishing Corp.) Vol. 7 #12
    • 2 1/2" cumulative spine split.

    Volume 7, Issue 12 - December 1957. Adventure stories, articles and nude photos. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in. 98 Pages B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 7 #6
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    Volume 7, Issue 6 - December 1957. Men's interest magazine focusing on celebrity gossip and pin-up models. 4-in. x 6-in., 64 pages, B&W Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 8 #3
    Man to Man Magazine (1949 Picture Magazines) Vol. 8 #3

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  • Vol. 3 #3
    Man's Illustrated Magazine (1955-1975 Hanro Corp.) Vol. 3 #3

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  • Vol. 5 #12
    Man's Magazine (1952-1976) Vol. 5 #12

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  • Vol. 2 #1
    Man's Peril (1956 Periodical Packagers) Vol. 2 #1

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    Volume 2, Issue 1 - December 1957. Men's interest magazine featuring Pin-up Girl Pictorials, and adventures stories. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 66 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 3 #6
    Man's World Magazine (1955-1978 Medalion) 2nd Series Vol. 3 #6

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  • Vol. 5 #11
    Manhunt (1953-1967 Eagle Publications) Vol. 5 #11

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  • Issue #225
    Marvelman (1954) UK 225

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  • Issue #226
    Marvelman (1954) UK 226

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  • Issue #227
    Marvelman (1954) UK 227

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  • Issue #228
    Marvelman (1954) UK 228

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  • Vol. 55 #3
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  • Issue #2
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    1st Issue - Winter, 1957. Softcover, 8" x 11", 50 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.50.