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Comic books April 1959

  • Issue #4
    7-Up Sam Vol. 04 4
    Published Apr 1959 by 7-Up.
    • Staple rust.

    7-Up Sam Vol. 04 (1959) "Get Into the Place Race with 7-Up Coolers and Venders" is an in-house promotional comic published by 7-Up. Featuring comic strip advertising art by Vic Herman, the creator of the 7 Up Sam institutional promotional campaign for 7 Up. Learn how 7-Up coolers and venders help your business by being a silent salesman. Also features tips on how to get coolers and venders into different locations. This issue also contains the story "The Case of the Happy 7-Up Vender." 8 pages, fullcolor, 7-in x 10-in.

  • Issue #251
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 251
    Published Apr 1959 by DC.
    • 5" Spine tear from base of comic. Staple rust. Cover detached at one staple. Centerfold detached at one staple.
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1445030007
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0103153019
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    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Oldest Man in Metropolis!", script by Robert Bernstein, pencils by Al Plastino, inks by Al Plastino; When Clark Kent drinks Prof. Vance's life-extending vitamin serum, which contains particles of Kryptonite, it ages him to about 70 years old; Since his robots won't respond to his aged voice, Superman must fulfill his duties as the Old Man of the Sea, Santa Claus, and Father Time so that no one realizes that Clark Kent is Superman. Introducing the Girl of Steel ad for Supergirl. "Congorilla, Outlaw!", script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman. -page Peg story by Henry Boltinoff. Supermen of America ad. "The Giant Amoeba of Space!", script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Tommy and the Planeteers battle a giant space amoeba. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 135 #4
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular) Vol. 135 #4

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    Contains "Death at the Black Lion Inn" by Joseph R. Collins, "Death Rides This Trail" by L.L. Foreman, "The Dawn is Dying" by Lance Kermit and more. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #259
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 259

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Blind Boy of Steel, script by Otto Binder, art by George Papp; A freak bolt of lightning strikes a meteor containing kryptonite, catching Superboy in the blast and giving him diamond vision which he can't turn off, so he must keep his eyes shut at all times. Tricksy, World's Greatest Stunt Man humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Action Comics #252 ad. The Octopus Man, art by Ramona Fradon; Roland Peters has constructed a brain-wave transmitter and is experimenting on illegally captured sealife when Aquaman arrives and releases his finny friends. The Green Arrow's Mystery, art by Lee Elias. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 4 #10
    Adventures for Men (1959 Hanro Corp.) Vol. 4 #10

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  • Issue #107
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 107

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    "The Thing that was Charlie O'Reilly!" Story by Bob Standish. Art by John Forte. "You Never can Tell!" Story by Kermit Lundgren. Art by Al Williamson. "Return Journey!" Story by Frederick Masters. Art by Al Wenzel. "A Bridegroom for Jenny!" Story by Kurato Osari. Art by Jon Diehl. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #56
    Adventures of Bob Hope (1950) 56

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    Cover art by Owen Fitzgerald. Tennis, Anyone? Part 1, script by Cal Howard, pencils by Owen Fitzgerald, inks by Graham Place; Bob, looking for rent money, runs into a lovely young woman running a bank errand for her promoter father. The Brave and the Bold #23 ad. Tennis, Anyone? Part 2. What's Your B.Q.*? (*Brotherhood Quotient) public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily. Teen Laffs humor page by Henry Boltinoff. A review of a Columbia recording, "The Action History of Baseball." Tennis, Anyone? Part 3; Princess Ileana of Blobonia decides to take the situation into her own hands. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #44
    Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (1952) 44
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    "Jungle Trail of Peril!" Major Dennis leads a party in search of explorer Wallace Ames. Rex rescues Nina, who falls out of a plane without a chute. He then saves Nina from wild animals and stops a pair of bad guys. Also includes: "Where There's Smoke?There's Bobo!" (starring Detective Chimp); "World of Human Pets!" (starring Rex); and "Canine Oddities." Script by Robert Kanigher and John Broome, pencils by Gil Kane and Carmine Infantino, inks by Bernard Sachs and Joe Giella. Cover by Kane and Sachs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #34
    Adventures of the Big Boy (1956) 34

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    Adventures of the Big Boy is a promotional comic published by Big Boy Restaurants. Adventures of the Big Boy is fun for everyone and includes, games, puzzles, and the stories Pleasant Present, The Great Train Robbery, and Invitation to The Dance . This issue also contains a Big Boy Club news letter. 16 pages, full color, 7-in x 10-in. Cover price $0.10.

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

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  • Issue #68
    All American Men of War (1952) 68

    Edited by Robert Kanigher. Cover by Joe Kubert. Stories by Robert Kanigher, Jerry Grandenetti, Bob Haney, Mort Drucker, Irwin Hasen, Ed Herron, and Jack Abel. Adventure tales of war and the military, including some humor—go into combat with All American Men of War! Ad for The Brave and the Bold #23. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 33 #4
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Vol. 33 #4

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    Cover by Edward Valigursky. "Greylorn" by Keith Laumer (1st published science fiction story). Other stories by E. E. Smith, Ron Cocking, Cordwainer Smith, Jack Douglas, Charles L. Fontenoy. Illustrations by Leo Summers, Virgil Finlay. Softcover digest, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 146 pages, black and white (text with illustrations). Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #45
    Andy Panda (1953 Dell) 45

    Walter Lantz' Andy Panda. Cover by Harvey Eisenberg. Stories by Don R. Christensen and various. Art by Pete Alvarado, Steve Steere, Vivie Risto and John Carey. Featuring the tales "The Flying Carpet Filcher" and "Caribbean Crossup," plus three untitled stories! Starring Andy Panda, Charlie Chicken, Dr. Artifact, El Horrid, Louie and Nosedive! Also: Chilly Willy in "The Pilfered Pole"! Starring Chilly Willy and Bully Bear (villain)! And: Homer Pigeon in the 1-page text story "The Intercepted Cake"! Starring Homer Pigeon, Carrie Pigeon and Red Cardinal! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #100
    Archie (1943) 100

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    Stories by unknown. Art by unknown. Archie and Jughead secure the door to the new clubhouse in "Something to a Door"! Plus: Jughead discusses the three types of parties in the 1-pager "Professor Jughead's Educational Corner"; Archie and Reggie in an old vaudeville routine in the 1-pager "Off the Cob"; Archie and Reggie wrestle while waiting for Veronica to choose a dress for her date with Reggie in "A Wrestled Development"; Jughead gives money to a bum in the half-pager "Hobo Holiday"; Jughead buys some eggs in the half-pager "Great Eggs-Pectations"; Betty thinks Archie is sick in "Prescription for Two"; and Archie gives Jughead a ride to school in the jalopy in "Auto-Suggestion"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 348 #4
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 348 #4

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  • Vol. 63 #2
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Vol. 63 #2

    April 1959 - Volume 63, Issue 2 - 1st printing. Science fiction stories by Murray Leinster ("The Pirates of Ersatz" conclusion), Winston P. Sanders, Eric Frank Russell, H.C. Elliott, Christopher Anvil, and Gordon R. Dickson. Illustrations by Freas, Martinez, Schoenherr, and Summers. Cover by Freas. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.75-in.; 162 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #57
    Attack (1958 2nd Series Charlton) 57

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    Contains war stories. In order of appearance: "Strong Point"; "Torpedo Coming"; "He Made It Home!"; "Fighting the Tiger!"; and "The Deadly Game!". "The Legion Is Born" illustrated text article. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Baby Huey the Baby Giant (1956) 17

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  • Issue #123
    Batman (1940) 123
    Tags: Batman
    Published Apr 1959 by DC.
    • 4 1/4" spine split from bottom (partially taped). Big piece missing from back cover.
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    • Cover detached at one staple and re-adhered with tape. Glue along bottom of spine.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Secret of the Everglades," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; While vacationing in Florida, Batman and Robin save the life of a Seminole Indian who has discovered a cache of valuable artifacts once belonging to a famed explorer that a group of thugs are after. The Brave and the Bold #23 ad. What's Your B.Q.*? (*Brotherhood Quotient) public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Joker's Practical Jokes!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; The Joker goes on a new crime spree, basing crimes on "occupational" practical jokes, like the "skyhook" and the "left-handed monkey-wrench." One-page Jail Jests story by Henry Boltinoff. Challengers of the Unknown #7 ad. Half-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Telltale Ladder" text story. "The Fugitive Batman," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Stan Kaye; Robin and Ace, the Bat-Hound, acting on orders from Commissioner Gordon, attempt to track down a fugitive Batman. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #63
    Battle (1951 Atlas) 63
    Published Apr 1959 by Atlas.
    • Interior is complete. Extensive accumulation of defects.
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    "The Iron Monster" (art by Joe Sinnott), "Attack By Night" (art by Dick Ayers), "The Hidden Doom" (art by Steve Ditko--yes, a Ditko war story!), "Bugle Call," "Kamikaze!" (art by Don Heck?), and a two-page text story, "The Duel." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Billy the Kid (1956 Charlton) 16

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    Edited by Pat Masulli. Cover by Rocco "Rocke" Masteroserio and Vince Alascia. Stories by Joe Gill and Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio. Action packed adventures set in the Old West and featuring Billy the Kid, the famous 19th-century gunman. Billy the Kid stars in "The Fastest Gun," "Bounty Hunters," and "The Rattler's Den." Back-up story, "Stormy Saturday." The Overstreet Price Guide notes that this issue contains two pages by Al Williamson, though this appears to be a mistake. ("The Art of Al Williamson" does not list any Williamson art in this issue). 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #135
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 135

    Cover by Dick Dillin & Charles Cuidera. Stories by unknown. Art by Dick Dillin, Charles Cuidera and Sheldon Moldoff. Three stories! "The Underworld Supermart" - The Underworld Supermart supplies guns, ammo, bullet-proof vehicles, and bank blueprints...they've got it all! This week's special is Anti-Blackhawk Weapons -- developed by Buzzer Barton -- good on land, on the sea, or in the air. Plus: "The One-Man Blackhawk Team" - Whenever the Blackhawks are called to handle an emergency, inventor Hector Rye shows up, and through the use of his inventions, escalates the severity of the emergency. And: "The Villain with 1,000 Hoops" - The Blackhawks contend with the Hoopster, master of the gadget laden hoops. Also: 1-page text story "Eyes in the Night"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #124
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 124
  • Issue #11
    Buffalo Bill Jr. (1958 Dell) 11
  • Issue #66
    Bugs Bunny (1942 Dell/Gold Key) 66

    Bugs Bunny in "Dig That Demon" and "Fame's Fickle Fate." Issue also has one-page gag strips, one-page text feature "The Foolproof Scheme," and Tweety and Sylvester in "The Pestered Puddy." No story/art credits given. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #50
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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 #8
    Casper the Friendly Ghost (1958 3rd Series Harvey) 8
  • Vol. 8 #70
    Cavalier (1952-1992 Fawcett-DuGent) Vol. 8 #70

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  • Issue #1
    Champion For Men Magazine (1959 Stanley Publications) 1

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    Short lived Men's interest magazine focusing on adventure stories, crime articles, sports features and showgirl pictorials. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 76 pages, Text (with B&W photos and illustrations) Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #10
    Cheyenne (1957) 10
    Published Apr 1959 by Dell.
  • Issue #559
    Classics Illustrated Junior (1953 - 1971 1st Print) 559

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    The Japanese Lantern Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 4 #1
    Climax (1957-1964 Macfadden 2nd Series) Vol. 4 #1

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  • Vol. 1 #2
    Combat (1959 Banner Magazines) Vol. 1 #2

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  • Issue #3
    Cosmo the Merry Martian (1958) 3
    • Cover detached. 1" cumulative spine split.

    Cosmo and friends leave the moon and continue their exploration of the solar system with a visit to Venus, which, unfortunately, is populated by hairy orange giants. Script, art and cover by Bob White. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #99
    Dagwood Comics (1950) 99

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  • Issue #1
    Dell Giant Sleeping Beauty (1959) 1
    • 6" cumulative spine split.
    • INCOMPLETE. Page missing. Interrupts art and story.
    • INCOMPLETE. Multiple pages missing. Interrupts art and story.
  • Issue #34
    Dennis the Menace (1953 Standard/Pines/Haliden/Fawcett) 34

    Cover art by Al Wiseman. Reprints of daily Dennis the Menace cartoons by Hank Ketcham. The Heat's On Off On Off On Off..., script by Fred Toole, art by Al Wiseman. Joey, script by Fred Toole, art by Al Wiseman; Joey gets some help building a snowman. The Model Child, script by Fred Toole, art by Al Wiseman. Design for Freedom text story. The Looth Tooth, script by Fred Toole, art by Al Wiseman. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #266
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 266

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Satellite of Gotham City" starring Batman and Robin, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Batman and Robin face the challenge of Astro's Satellite of Crime. Ad for The Brave and the Bold #23. What's Your B.Q.*? (*Brotherhood Quotient) public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily. Warden Willis humor page by Henry Boltinoff. "The Magic Stop Watch" starring Roy Raymond TV Detective, art by Ruben Moreira; Roy Raymond, who usually exposes frauds and hoaxters on his show, seems to be the one perpertrating the scam this time around. "Face of Guilt" text story. Ad for Challengers of the Unknown #7. "The Challenge of the Masked Avenger" starring John Jones Manhunter from Mars, art by Joe Certa; The Manhunter's usual daily routine of stopping criminals is further complicated by the emergence of the Masked Avenger, a nobody trying to make a name for himself in order to impress the girl he wants to marry. 32 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #133
    Dick Tracy Monthly (1948-1961) 133

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  • Issue #64
    Donald Duck (1940 Dell/Gold Key/Whitman/Gladstone) 64

    #64, 3-4/59 10c. Issue features "Adventure at Bomb Bird Island" in which Donald and his nephews join an expedition to capture the rare and elusive bomb bird and "Bon Voyage." Issue also has Goofy in "Riding High," a one-page text story "Trapped," and one-page gag strips. Story and art credits: unknown. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 26 #4
    Double Action Western Magazine (1934-1960 Columbia) Vol. 26 #4

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  • Vol. 10 #14
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  • Vol. 10 #15
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  • Vol. 10 #16
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  • Vol. 10 #17
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  • Vol. 33 #4
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (1941-Present Davis-Dell) Vol. 33 #4

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  • Issue #3
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 3

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    Features in this issue include: "The Shape of Things to Come" (a piece on forthcoming film projects), "The Boy who Became a Monster" (makeup Gary Morris transforms a boy into a ghoul); "You Axed for it" (the first appearance of the fondly remembered reader's photo request section); and more. Painted cover by Jim Warren is of Lon Chaney as the Phantom of the Opera. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 19 #6
    Famous Western (1937-1960 Columbia Publications) Vol. 19 #6

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  • Vol. 8 #4
    Fantastic (1952-1980 Ziff-Davis/Ultimate) Vol. 8 #4

    April, 1959. 5.5-in. x 7.75-in.; black and white; 130 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 16 #4
    Fantasy and Science Fiction (1949-Present Mercury Publications) Pulp Vol. 16 #4

    Cover by Ed Emshwiller. "Flowers for Algermon" by Daniel Keys and "The Lady in the Tower" by Anne McCaffrey, plus more fantasy and science fiction stories by Anton Chekhov, Gordon R. Dickson, Grendel Briarton, Isaac Asimov, Aldous Huxley, Poul Anderson, Jane Roberts, Damon Knight and Frederick Pohl. Science article by Isaac Asimov. Softcover. 5.5-in. x 7.5-in. 130 pages, black and white (all text) Cover price $0.40.