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Comic books January 1959

  • Issue #263
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 263
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Secret of the Fantastic Weapons" starring Batman and Robin, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; In a Mayan jungle in Mexico, Batman and Robin confront three criminals with super weapons: Smite, Bragan, and The Professor. Warden Willis humor page by Henry Boltinoff. "The Man Who Made Dreams Come True!" starring Roy Raymond TV Detective, art by Ruben Moreira; Roy vs. Leroy Legge. Casey the Cop humor page by Henry Boltinoff. "The Crime Conjurer!" starring John Jones Manhunter from Mars, art by Joe Certa; John Jones must stop a magician on a robbery spree, but he is being filmed for a documentary on being a police detective so he can't slip away and use his super powers. 32 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #130
    Dick Tracy Monthly (1948-1961) 130

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    Cover art by as Chester Gould. "The Case of the Great Gang Roundup!", script and art by Chester Gould; Joe Period and Flattop Jr. plan a job to rob "Nothing" Yonson's safe; During the crime, Yonson is shot; in the aftermath, Joe Period and Flattop Jr. use different avenues of escape to very different consequences. "The Adventures of the Spoonmen"; Spoon Size attempts to rest, but encounters dopplegangers of Munchy, Crunchy and himself; Spoon Size thinks he's losing it, but Munchy and Crunchy show Spoon Size that he is not seeing things. "Flattop the Artist," script and art by Chester Gould; Dick Tracy and company continue their search for the missing Flattop Jr., who has managed to disappear with the contents of Yonson's safe. "Pursuit"; Text story detailing the procedures utilized by Scotland Yard in the capture of an MKVD nest. "Dick Tracy Talks to Rookies"; Dick Tracy offers advice for rookie policemen. "Lizz Learns a Lesson in Judo as Taught in the Police Academy"; Lizz is taught a Judo move that can be used to fend off two attackers at the same time. "Apache Cop" text story; Frank and Jim work together to capture gangsters who held up a gas station. Blondie and Dagwood house ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 9 #5
    Double Action Western Magazine (1934-1960 Columbia) Pulp Vol. 9 #5

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  • Vol. 10 #1
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  • Vol. 10 #2
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  • Vol. 10 #3
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  • Vol. 10 #4
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  • Vol. 10 #5
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  • Vol. 33 #1
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (1941-Present Davis-Dell) Vol. 33 #1

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  • Vol. 1 #6
    Escape to Adventure (1957) Vol. 1 #6

    Volume 1 Issue 6 - January 1959. Men's adventure magazines focusing adventures stories and pictorials. This issue features "Harem Diversions of the Imam Ahmed!", "Wyatt Earp's Bordello" and "Gold-Hunting Ghoul of the South Pacific!" 8 1/4-in. x 11-in., 82 pages, B&W Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 8 #1
    Fantastic (1952-1980 Ziff-Davis/Ultimate) [Fantastic Science Fiction/Fantastic Stories of Imagination] Vol. 8 #1

    January, 1959. Cover by Edward Valigursky. Science fiction and fantasy stories by Marion Zimmer Bradely, Tom Godwin, John Christopher, A. Bertram Chandler, and Jack Sharkey. Illustrations by Summers. 5.5-in. x 7.75-in.; black and white; 130 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 11 #1
    Fantastic Universe (1953-1960 King Size/Great American) Vol. 11 #1
  • Vol. 12 #1
    Fate Magazine (1948-Present Clark Publishing) Digest/Magazine Vol. 12 #1

    Volume 12 - Number 1, January 1959. Pulp magazine devoted to exploring the paranormal. Kick off 1959 with a Fire Poltergeist in Alabama, a Clairvoyant solving a Murder, and an examination of the Writing on the Rock of Ages! Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 130 page, Text (with B&W Illustrations and Photos). Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #101
    Felix the Cat (1948 Dell/Toby/Harvey) 101

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    Reprint. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #85
    Fightin' Navy (1956) 85

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    Stories by unknown. Art by Charles Nicholas, Louis Glanzman & Sam Glanzman [both as S. Decker], Bill Molno and Vince Alascia. Featuring: "The Ensign Part 1"; "Ensign In Command Part II"; "End Of The Cruise Part III"; "Amazon Terror"; and "Push-Button Warrior"! Plus: 2-page text article "Navy Fire Power"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    First Kiss (1957) 7

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    Cover inks by Vince Colletta. Make Believe; Helen pretends to have a boyfriend. Fooling With Love; Claudia has fun playing rivals Hank Grey and Tom Torrance against each other. Kiss Me Tonight; When Don kissed Ginny, it was different than the other men she had kissed. Darling Doll text story. Sweethearts; George and Jane had been sweethearts ever since they were kids; It never occurred to either of them that it would change until George introduced his college chum, Allan, to Jane. Bachelor's Farewell; Jerry had once loved Tess until Bert came along and married her. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 6 #1
    For Men Only Magazine (1954-1977) Vol. 6 #1

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  • Issue #74
    Forbidden Worlds (1952) 74

    Cover by Ogden Whitney. Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Art by John Buscema, John Forte, John Rosenberger and Paul Reinman. An anthology series featuring tales of fantasy and science fiction adventure from legendary early independent comics publisher ACG. A meteorologist investigates a snowstorm in July and winds up battling a time-traveling sorcerer 100 years in the past; A haunted house one-pager featuring early work by legendary Marvel and Conan artist John Buscema; A special pair of glasses lets a man see both the distant past and the future. A Highly Localized Snowfall!; 1207 Pickett Lane; The Second Visit!; Past, Present, and Future! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #963
    Four Color (1942 Series 2) 963

    Indicia title is "JOHNNY MACK BROWN, No. 963." Photo cover of Johnny Mack Brown. The history of protecting horses' feet with horseshoes and other methods. The Great Bruno, art by Nat Edson; When the wrestler in a medicine show injures the town blacksmith, a match is set up between Johnny and the wrestler to raise money for the blacksmith's medical bills. The Texas Trail, art by Nat Edson; When the sheriff of a town in southern Kansas is killed, his friend Johnny takes the job and has to keep the peace between settlers and cattle herders. Blind Post Office article; use of secret places to exchange messages in the old West. Colorful Cayuses filler page; names for different colored horses. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #966
    Four Color (1942 Series 2) 966

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    Walt Disney's "Tonka" - Written by unknown (movie adaptation). Art by Nat Edson. Photo Cover shows White Bull (as portrayed by Sal Mineo). Also has the text articles "Tonka...the Great One," "History Records Their Names..." (featuring Sitting Bull and General Custer) and "Before the Battle"! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #972
    Four Color (1942 Series 2) 972

    George Pal's "Tom Thumb" (Movie); partial painted, partial photo cover with more movie photos on back cover and inside covers. Starring Russ Tamblyn, Alan Young, and Terry-Thomas. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1066
    Four Color (1942 Series 2) 1066

    Indicia title is "77 SUNSET STRIP, No. 1066." Photo cover of Stuart Bailey (as played by Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.), Jeff Spencer (Roger Smith), and Kookie (by Edd Byrnes). Intro with photos. Safari in Troublesville; Kookie subs for Stu Bailey in an investigation involving a beautiful young woman and a supposedly "cursed" painting. The Big Catch; Stu and Jeff head back to the office after a vacation at a beachfront house. Scripts by Eric Freiwald and Robert Schaefer, art by Alex Toth. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 23 #4
    Fury (1953-1964 Weider Publications) Vol. 23 #4

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    Volume 23, Issue 04 - January 1959. Cover by Fred Freeman. 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 #67
    Gang Busters (1948) 67
    Published Jan 1959 by DC.

    Cover art by Bob Brown. The Riddle of the Vanishing Yacht, art by George Roussos. Dead Silence, art by Nick Cardy. Santa Claus Sleuth, art by Mort Meskin. The Criminal Eyewitness, art by Bob Brown. 36 pgs. $0.10. Final issue of the series. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #68
    GI Combat (1952) 68
    Published Jan 1959 by DC.
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    Cover by Jerry Grandenetti. Written by Robert Kanigher and Bob Haney. Art by Joe Kubert, Russ Heath and Jerry Grandenetti. In this issue: First appearance of Sgt. Rock prototype in "The Rock!" by Robert Kanigher and Joe Kubert. Also: "Write Your Own Book!" by Bob Haney and Russ Heath; "Battle Flare" by Kanigher and Jerry Grandenetti; and half-pager "Equal to the Task!" 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #57
    Girls' Love Stories (1949) 57

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    Featuring: 7 page story "Guest at His Wedding"; 7 page story "Too Dangerous to Love"; 1 page Carol story "Same Dream Every Night"; 7 page story "Exit Happiness" pencilled by John Forte; 2 page From Barbara Miles, with Love letters page; 8 page story "Picture of Heartbreak"; 1 page Linda Lee story "Wallflower." Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 3 #4
    Guilty Detective Story Magazine (1956-1963 Feature Publications) Pulp Vol. 3 #4

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  • Issue #12
    Gunsmoke (1958 Dell) 12
    Published Jan 1959 by Dell.

    Photo cover of James Arness as Matt Dillon from the Gunsmoke TV series. Photo ad of two small boys with a vast assortment of Roy Rogers "Double R Bar Brand" toys and clothing; Small inset photo of Roy Rogers. The Friendly Enemy—Gunsmoke, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Jim McLaughlin; Matt becomes jealous when newcomer Walt Worth courts Kitty. The Elusive Luke McGlue--Dodge City Days, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Al Williamson; A fictional character called "Luke McGlue" is blamed for stealing cigars from a cigar drummer. Payoff in Lead—Gunsmoke, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Jim McLaughlin; Lou Gore opens a new casino in Dodge, and his competitors suddenly have a run of "bad luck." Illustrated ad for Daisy Air Rifles. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #50
    Gunsmoke Western (1955 Marvel/Atlas) 50

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    Cover by Jack Davis. Stories by Stan Lee and unknown. Art by Jack Keller, Dick Ayers, Reed Crandall, John Forte, Joe Maneely and unknown. Featuring Kid Colt in "The Man Who Drew Against Drago!" with story by Stan Lee and pencils by Jack Keller, and Wyatt Earp in "The Apache" by Lee and Dick Ayers. Also in this issue: "The Moonlight Rustlers" with art by Reed Crandall; "The Stranger from Red River" with art by John Forte; and 2-page text story "Trail of Long Ago" with illo by Joe Maneely, reprinted from Two Gun Western (1956) #6. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #1
    Guy (1959 Banner Magazines) 1st Series Vol. 1 #1

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  • Issue #16
    Harvey Hits (1958) 16
    Published Jan 1959 by Harvey.
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    Wendy the Good Little Witch Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 3 #10
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    He (1953-1959) Vol. 3 #10
    Published Jan 1959 by UNKNOWN.

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  • Issue #57
    Heart Throbs (1949 Quality/DC) 57

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    Cover by Tony Abruzzo & Sy Barry. Stories by unknown. Art by Tony Abruzzo & Sy Barry, Mike Sekowsky & Mike Peppe, Abruzzo & Bernard Sachs and John Forte. She didn't want him to be let in! In fact, she didn't want to see him ever again! Find out why in..."Love Must Be Blind"! Also featuring: "Melody of Spring"; "Kiss Me Goodbye"; and "Now -- But Not Forever"! Plus: 2-page It Happened in Hollywood text article. And: 1-page Daisy's Diary filler "Too Quiet in the Movies"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #10
    High (1957-1959 Periodical House) Vol. 1 #10

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  • Issue #38
    Hot Rods and Racing Cars (1951) 38

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    In order of appearance: "The Lawbreakers"; art by Jack Keller; "The Big Race"; "Novice Notes Number Five, Don't Ruin Your Car"; "The Old Crank"; and "The Champ at Morocco". "Back-Seat Driver" illustrated text article. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #82
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 82

    Cover by Bob Brown. Featuring: 8 page story "The Riddle of the Earth's Second Moon" drawn by Bernard Baily; 8 page story "The Man With The Magic Mind" drawn by George Roussos; 8 page story "The Mystery of Dimension Valley" drawn by Jim McArdle. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 16

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    "Zero Hour for Planet Earth," "Bodyguard of Vanishing Men," and "The Gorilla Genius." Gorilla cover (art by Ruben Moreira?). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    I Love Lucy (1954 Dell) 22

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  • Issue #20
    I Love You (1955-80 Charlton) 20

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  • Vol. 19 #5
    Ideal Love (1941-1960 Double-Action) Pulp Vol. 19 #5

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  • Issue #1-1ST
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    Volume 1 - 1st printing. Highlight of the year's best illustration. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 10-in., full color.

  • Issue #33
    Indian Chief (1951) 33
    Published Jan 1959 by Dell.

    Painted cover art. "The Earth Trembles," art by John Buscema; At a gathering of tribes, White Eagle meets Kima a brave warrior who was outcast from his tribe. "Triumph" text story. "Fangs of Fury," art by John Buscema; Red Wing domesticates a wolf cub. "The Mystery Walls of Baboquivari" text story. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1-1ST
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    Signet Book - 1st printing. By Ian Fleming. Presenting one of the classic original James Bond novels by Ian Fleming. Relive the adventures that inspired the movies! Softcover, 4-in. x 7-in., 192 pages, Text Only. Cover price $0.50.

  • Vol. 2 #5
    Jem Magazine (1956-1967) Vol. 2 #5

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  • Issue #50
    Journey into Mystery (1952) 50
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    "Worlds at War!" with art by Jack Davis; "One Had Vanished!" with art by Steve Ditko; "Uneasy Lies the Head!"; "Adrift in Space!" with art by Don Heck; "The Green Fog!" (art by Vince Colletta?); and a two-page text story, "The Remedy Oil." Joe Sinnott cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #44
    Katy Keene (1949-61) 44

    Bill Woggin cover and story art. Ads in this issue: 7 Gigantic Dinosaurs $1.00 and "Chicago" Roller Skates full-color back cover ad. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Katy Keene Fashion Book Magazine (1955) 23

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    Photo of Bill Woggon on inside front cover. Winter 1959 issie. Last issue in series. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 4 #1
    Ken for Men (1958-1959 Atlas/Diamond) 2nd Series Vol. 4 #1

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  • Issue #82
    Kid Colt Outlaw (1948) 82

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    Cover pencils by Carl Burgos. The Outlaw and the Lady!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Keller, inks by Chris Rule; Kid Colt meets a woman who seems to be falling for him, and he acts badly so that she won't love an outlaw. Return of the Topeka Kid!; A sheriff stops the son of a famous outlaw from taking revenge on the man who gunned his father down. The Kid Meets Jesse James!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Keller, inks by Chris Rule; Jesse James helps Kid Colt escape capture, and the Kid returns the favor. Water Trail text story, art by Joe Maneely. Challenge on Main Street!, art by Doug Wildey; The Kid lets a bandit escape to track him back to his hideout and capture the whole gang. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #44
    Lassie (1950) 44

    Lassie and Timmy [as portrayed by Jon Provost] photo cover. Lassie Wins the Prize, pencils by Bob Forgione, inks by Jerry Robinson; Lassie and her canine friends catch two thieves at a winter carnival. Scuffy's Big Day text story. Untitled Blaze story, script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Till Goodan; Blaze tangles with an escaped leopard. River on the Rampage, pencils by Bob Forgione, inks by Jerry Robinson; Lassie and Timmy rescue a mother and her daughter from a flood. Wildlife on the Farm text article. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.