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Comic books January 1959

  • Issue #1
    7-Up Sam Vol. 04 1
    Published Jan 1959 by 7-Up.

    7-Up Sam Vol. 04 (1959) "The Big E" is an in-house promotional comic published by 7-Up. The Big E stands for effort, enterprise, excellence, and enthusiasm. With these four traits your sales will surley grow. Featuring comic strip advertising art by Vic Herman, the creator of the 7 Up Sam institutional promotional campaign for 7 Up. This issue contains the story "7-Up Sams Big E Success Story." 8 pages, fullcolor, 7-in x 10-in.

  • Issue #248
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 248
    Published Jan 1959 by DC.
    • Staple rust.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • 1" spine split from bottom. 2 1/2" tear on back cover. Staple rust. Rust migration.

    Origin and first appearance of Congorilla. Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Man No Prison Could Hold!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Superman becomes a prisoner of an island work camp in order to discover what weapon a Nazi scientist is creating. One-page Tricksy, World's Greatest Stunt Man story by Henry Boltinoff. Congo Bill series becomes Congorilla with "The Amazing Congorilla!", script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman; Congo Bill saves the life of tribal Chief Kawolo, who gives him a magic ring that can cause his mind to be exchanged with that of a golden gorilla; Later, a movie crew tries to capture the now-intelligent Congorilla. Supermen of America ad. "The Graveyard of Space" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #256
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 256
    • 1" spine split from top.
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Dragnet For Superboy starring Chief James Wilton, "Flash" Ward, and Pa Kent, script by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino. The Ordeal of Aquaman starring Topo, art by Ramona Fradon. Varsity Vic humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Green Arrow's First Case, script by Ed Herron, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Jack Kirby and Roz Kirby (backgrounds); Oliver Queen is marooned on Starfish Island, where he hones his skills as an archer and develops trick arrows. When an expedition sets out to explore the island years later, he fools them with his fake-uranium arrow. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 3 #1
    Adventure Life Magazine (1957-1959 Vista) 1st Series Vol. 3 #1

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  • Issue #104
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 104

    "The Strange Old Camera!" (art by Ogden Whitney), "Pictures on the Wall," "Mr. Hobbs' Vacation," and "Voyage into Nowhere!" (art by Whitney). Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Cover by Ogden Whitney. Stories by Richard Hughes, Ogden Whitney, John Buscema, and Emil Gershwin. 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 #50
    Adventures of Jerry Lewis (1957) 50

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    Written by unknown. Art by unknown. Cover by Owen Fitzgerald? Jungles, Jerry and the giant Zoo Zoo bird add up to a merry mixture of madcap mirth in a 3-part untitled tale! Plus: Tips to Teens reprint 2-pager "Host Hints"! And: Bullseye Billy untitled half-pager by Henry Boltinoff. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
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  • Vol. 4 #1
    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (1956 Davis-Dell) Vol. 4 #1

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  • Issue #0
    All Aboard Mr. Lincoln (1959) Railroad Promo 0
    • Paper: Off white

    Bill Bunce cover art. All Aboard Mr. Lincoln (Jan. 1959) was released by the the School and College Service division of the Association of American Railroads. An interesting promotional comic covering Railroad history during the Civil War. Standard 7x10 comic size, 16-pages, full color, newsprint cover and interior.

  • Issue #65
    All American Men of War (1952) 65

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    Edited by Whitney Ellsworth and Robert Kanigher. Cover by Jerry Grandenetti. Stories by Bob Haney, Jerry Grandenetti, Morris Waldinger, Tom Nicolisi, Mort Drucker, Joe Kubert, and Bob Stuart. 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 #5
    All for Love Vol. 2 (1/1959-3/1959 Prize) 5

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    Art by Ted Galindo and others. Tales of heartbreak and love from Prize. Kit loves Don, but her brother thinks he's just a big flirt; Clark loves Lillian, but tires of constantly baby-sitting her sister's kids; May falls for businesslike baseball manager Wade. Too Many Sweethearts; The "Wright" Way; Loved by All; Bitterness of Love; Resort Romance; Stop at Nothing. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #104
    All Star Western (1951) 104
    Published Jan 1959 by DC.

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    Edited by Julius Schwartz. Cover by Gil Kane. Stories by Robert Kanigher, Carmine Infantino, John Broome, Howard Sherman, and Gil Kane. Tales of the Old West starring such characters as the Trigger Twins, Foley of the Fighting 5th, and Johnny Thunder. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #44
    Andy Panda (1953 Dell) 44

    Walter Lantz' Andy Panda. Cover by Harvey Eisenberg. Stories by Don R. Christensen and various. Art by Pete Alvarado, Lynn Karp, Vivie Risto and John Carey. Featuring the tales "The Hamgravian Swindle," "The Prize Catch" and "The Fix-It Fizzle," plus an untitled story on the inside front cover! Starring Andy Panda, Charlie Chicken and King Smooli! Also: Chilly Willy in "The Pesky Prankster"! Starring Chilly Willy, Patty Penguin and Bully Bear (villain)! And: Homer Pigeon in the 1-page text story "The Cunning Cousin"! Starring Red Cardinal, Homer Pigeon, Carrie Pigeon and Cousin Cuthbert! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Angel (1955 Dell) 16
    Published Jan 1959 by Dell.

    Angel. Cover by Mel Casson? Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Featuring the tales "The Plotters," "Lunch Box" and "Invitation to the Trance," plus an untitled story on the inside front cover! Also: Hubert Holmes in the 1-page text story "The Missing Walnuts"! And: Stanley in "Sage-Brush Stanley"! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Annie Oakley and Tagg (1955 Dell) 18
  • Issue #40
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 40
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    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
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    Cover art by Harry Lucey. Joyful Journey, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; After hearing Mr. Weatherbee's lecture on the importance of spreading happiness, Betty decides to spread joy to everyone in her life, but her "joyful" pronouncements set off a class war between the Andrews and Lodge families. Fish Fried, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Archie comes up with an elaborate scheme that will allow him and Veronica to get more dating money out of Mr. Lodge; The first step is for Veronica to feign an interest in collecting extremely expensive tropical fish. Tree To Get Ready, pencils by Bill Vigoda; Archie breaks the Christmas tree decorations, so the gang makes decorations out of food, but Jughead promptly eats them. Those Are the Breaks!, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #38
    Archie's Joke Book (1953) 38
  • Vol. 348 #1
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 348 #1

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  • Vol. 62 #5
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 62 #5

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    January 1959 - Volume 62, Issue 5 - 1st printing. Science fiction stories by A. Bertram Chandler, Poul Anderson, Robert and Barbara Silverberg, Gordon R. Dickson, Charles V. de Vet, and Eric Frank Russell. Illustrations by Freas, Martinez, Summers, Schoenherr, and van Dongen. Cover by Freas. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.75-in.; 162 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #2
    Atom Age Combat (1959 Fago) 2
    • 4" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.

    Series continues from first issue published by St. John. Stories include "The Rescue," "Dig In," "The Command That Will Never Be Used," "My Rival," "Fix Bayonets," and "The Day the Bomb Falls." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Baby Huey the Baby Giant Coloring Book SC (1959 Saalfield) 1-1ST

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    #4647 - Featuring over one hundred cartoon of Baby Huey and his friends to color and enjoy! Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 110 pages, B&W. All Ages Cover price $0.29.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Bat Masterson Coloring Book SC (1959 Saalfield) 1-1ST

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    #4634 - 1st printing. Based on the TV show starring Gene Barry. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 96 pages, B&W. All Ages Cover price $0.20.

  • Vol. 3 #1
    Battlefield (1957-1959 Newsstand Publications) Vol. 3 #1

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  • Issue #22
    Battlefield Action (1957) 22

    "The Little Jap in Hut # 18" (art by Sam Glanzman), the Allies fight the Germans in 1943 in "The Inspiration," "The Chowhound," "The Chocolate Bar Kid," and "Clerk in Combat" (art by Glanzman). Charles Nicholas cover pencils, Vince Alascia cover inks. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1-1ST
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    Signet Books Edition - 1st printing. By William M. Gaines. Do you have trouble getting to sleep at night? Try BEDSIDE MAD! Yes, Beside MAD is OUR answer for getting to sleep at night! As for you, after you read this book...you might try a sleeping pill. Softcover, 4-in. x 7-in., 192 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Bedside MAD PB (1959 Signet Books) 1-REP

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    Signet Books Edition - 2nd and later printings. NOTE: Covers on reprints may vary. By William M. Gaines. Do you have trouble getting to sleep at night? Try BEDSIDE MAD! Yes, Beside MAD is OUR answer for getting to sleep at night! As for you, after you read this book...you might try a sleeping pill. Softcover, 4-in. x 7-in., 192 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #18
    Beetle Bailey (1953 Dell/Charlton/Gold Key/King) 18
  • Vol. 1 #4
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  • Issue #132
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 132

    Stories by unknown. Art and Cover by Dick Dillin & Charles Cuidera. Three stories! "The Raid of the Rocketeers" - The Blackhawks face a gang that's able to flee their crimes in rockets faster than the Blackhawks' jets. Plus: "The Rebel Blackhawk" - While the Blackhawks are fighting the Eagle and his crew, Chuck begins to disobey orders, which allows the thieves to escape more than once. However, it's a ruse to uncover a bigger plot against the team. And: "The Desert Phantoms" - The Blackhawks are called to the Sahara Desert to stop a gang of raiders that can create mirages to confuse their pursuers. Also: 1-page text story "The Hero of Hill 221"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #121
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 121

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  • Issue #21
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 21

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    Cover by Irv Novick. "The Sword in the Lake," script by Robert Kanigher, art by Irv Novick; The Silent Knight enters a tournament at Camelot, where he is pitted against the sorceress Morgan Le Fay's mysterious knight; So sure of her silent champion, Lady Celia readily accepts a bet from Morgan that should the Silent Knight lose, he will become her slave; But Morgan uses trickery, resulting in the Silent Knight failing the duel; Now he must do whatever Morgan asks until she sees fit to release him from his oath. Medieval Shields non-fiction story by Julius Schwartz, pencils by Morris Waldinger, inks by Tommy Nicolosi. The Last Battle article by Jack Miller; The story of Valens' battle with the Goths. "The Viking and the Firebird," script by Bob Haney, art by Joe Kubert; The travelling Viking prince, Jon, and his friend, the mute bard, save a village from a giant bird living within a volcano! 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Buffalo Bill Jr. (1958 Dell) 10

    Buffalo Bill Jr. in "The Legacy of Jesse James" and "The Little Mavericks." The Buffalo Hunter back-up story, "The Desperate Hunt." Photo cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    But We Love You, Charlie Brown HC (1959) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. A Peanuts book by Charles Schulz. Hardcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8-in., 96 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #47
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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.

  • Issue #5
    Casper the Friendly Ghost (1958 3rd Series Harvey) 5

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  • Issue #1
    Casper's Ghostland (1958) 1
    • 2 3/4" Cumulative spine split.
    • 6" cumulative spine split.
  • Vol. 2 #2
    Cavalcade (1957-1980 Skye-Challenge) Vol. 2 #2

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  • Vol. 7 #67
    Cavalier (1952-1992 Fawcett-DuGent) Vol. 7 #67

    Volume 7, Issue 67 - January 1957. Men's interest magazine featuring War, Hunting, and Adventure stories, along with cartoons, and in later issues Pictorials. This issue features articles on Udet, Duel Master of the Sky, The Only U.S. Mutin, a Football Mess at Navy, Adam Worth, Con Man Supreme, and George "The Great Tattooist" Burchett. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in. 90 Pages B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 8 #67
    Cavalier (1952-1992 Fawcett-DuGent) Vol. 8 #67

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  • Vol. 5 #1
    Challenge for Men (1955-1959 Almat) Vol. 5 #1

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  • Issue #5
    Challengers of the Unknown (1958 DC 1st Series) 5
    • 3-1/2" cumulative spine split.
    • Cover detached at one staple. Tape on spine covering staples.
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    Cover art by Jack Kirby. "The Riddle of the Star-Stone" Chapter One, script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Wally Wood; Professor Brandon's assistant Vreedl has stolen the Star-Stone, a device created by an ancient sorcerer, and is stealing gems to place in the stone and give himself powers; The first gem makes Vreedl into a flame man and allows him to start a stampede and delay the Challs while he secures a second gem. "Operation Blackhawks!" ad. One-page Peter Puptent Explorer story by Henry Boltinoff. "Chapter Two: The Birdman of Djiizari!", script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Wally Wood; The second gem turns Vreedl into the "Birdman of Djiizari" and with that flying power he escapes the Challs. "The Singing Sorceress" text story. One-page Moolah the Mystic story by Henry Boltinoff. "Chapter Three: The Challenge of the Super Creature!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Wally Wood; With another gem, Vreedl becomes a fish man and again evades the Challs; Finally, with the fourth gem, Vreedl becomes invincible until Ace points out that anyone could become like him through possession of the stone, so Vreedl destroys it, transforming himself back into an ordinary man. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Cheyenne (1957) 9
    Published Jan 1959 by Dell.

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    "Manhunt" and "Trouble in Peace Valley." Small Bear back-up story. Photo cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Classics Illustrated 148 The Buccaneer (1959) 1

    The Buccaneer, 1st Printing, Painted Cover. Pencils by George Evans. (HRN 148, with 1/59 date). Swashbuckling adventurer Jean Lafitte was a pirate king. In 1814, he and his men all but owned and ran New Orleans. But when the British offered him $30,000 and a commission to help them attack the city, he refused. Instead he gave his help to the struggling young republic, America. With courage and conviction he fought with General Andrew Jackson and the American Army at the Bloody Battle of New Orleans. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #2
    Classics Illustrated 148 The Buccaneer (1959) 2

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    The Buccaneer, 2nd Printing, Painted Cover. Pencils by George Evans.(HRN 568 on Classics Illustrated Junior list). Swashbuckling adventurer Jean Lafitte was a pirate king. In 1814, he and his men all but owned and ran New Orleans. But when the British offered him $30,000 and a commission to help them attack the city, he refused. Instead he gave his help to the struggling young republic, America. With courage and conviction he fought with General Andrew Jackson and the American Army at the Bloody Battle of New Orleans. Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 3 #4
    Climax (1957-1964 Macfadden 2nd Series) Vol. 3 #4

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  • Issue #101
    Confessions of the Lovelorn (1954) 101

    Cover by Ken Bald. Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Stories by Richard Hughes. Art by John Rosenberger and John Forte. Tales of romance from legendary early independent comics publisher ACG, one of the earliest romantic comics of the postwar era. A man wounded by love gets a second chance to heal his broken heart; The humble pancake plays a key role in an unlikely romance; Advice on how not to chase men. On the Rebound!; Display Of Affection; Don't Be A Man-Chaser!; Love Knows No Competition; Modern vs. Old-Fashioned; Romance a la Flapjack! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Daffy Duck (1956 Dell/Gold Key) 16
  • Issue #97
    Dagwood Comics (1950) 97

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  • Issue #68
    Date with Judy (1947) 68
    Published Jan 1959 by DC.
  • Issue #32
    Dennis the Menace (1953 Standard/Pines/Haliden/Fawcett) 32

    Cover art by Al Wiseman. Reprints of daily Dennis the Menace cartoons by Hank Ketcham. Half Pint Hombre, script by Fred Toole, art by Al Wiseman. Joey, script by Fred Toole, art by Al Wiseman; Joey pulls animals out of a hat after watching a magician on TV. A Puppetale, script by Fred Toole, art by Al Wiseman. School Can Be Ruff, script by Fred Toole, art by Al Wiseman. Here's Your Coloring Page! 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.