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Comic books January 1961

  • Issue #1
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    Published Jan 1961 by 7-UP.

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  • Issue #272
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 272
    Published Jan 1961 by DC.
    • 1/2" tear at top of book.
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "Superman's Rival, Mental Man!", script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye; Lois creates a comic strip about a superhero called Mental Man. When Mental Man suddenly appears he falls in love with Lois, but it's a hoax by Superman and Aquaman to capture "Ace" Ruggles. Ad for the second Superman Annual. "The Second Supergirl!", script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Supergirl travels to an Earth-like world to use her super-powers publicly to prove to Superman that she is ready to be revealed to the real world. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 5 #1
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    Volume 5 - Issue 1, January, 1961. Men's adventure stories with some model photo galleries and usually contains a true story bonus. "12 Month Trek of the Naked 300," "Strange Platoon: 5 GI's and the Amazon Women of Papua." Cover by George Gross. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 66 pages, B&W - Mature Readers. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #280
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 280
    • 1/2" spine split from top of comic.
    • Oxidation.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan. Superboy and the Mermaid from Atlantis, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Forte; Superboy meets Lori Lemaris as a teenager. House ad for Superman Annual #2. Seven Faces of Congorilla, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman; Dizziness makes Congorilla act out nursery rhyme. The Lost Ocean!, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Ramona Fradon; Aquaman and Aqualad help make TV movie Sea Chase after the two stars get the bends after diving to deep; Sea Chase is a parody of the TV series Sea Hunt. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #62
    Adventures of Jerry Lewis (1957) 62

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    Cover art by Bob Oksner. Squeaky Shoes Part 1, pencils by Bob Oksner, inks by Graham Place; Jerry's shoes squeak so he decides to fly to Arabia to buy some oil. Beat Nick! humor page by Mort Drucker. Squeaky Shoes Part 2; Jerry lands in Burma where he can get oil from Samil's Uncle Ali. but Omar the bandit has taken over Ali's oil wells according to Marvin the Elephant, whom only Jerry can understand. Teen Page humor page by Mort Drucker. Get a Grip On Your Gripes! public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily. Squeaky Shoes Part 3; Jerry comes perilously close to being heroic on purpose. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #55
    Adventures of the Big Boy (1956) 55

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  • Issue #10
    Adventures of the Fly (Fly Man) (1959) 10

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    Edited by Victor Gorelick. Stories by Robert Bernstein, Marty Epp, and John Guinta. Archie Comics amiable and agile super-hero The Fly battles an assortment of nefarious villains, including the Spider. He also teams with Black Hood in a World of Giant Gorillas. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
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  • Issue #36
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  • Issue #37
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  • Issue #116
    All Star Western (1951) 116
    Published Jan 1961 by DC.

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    Edited by Julius Schwartz. Cover by Gil Kane and Joe Giella. Stories by Robert Kanigher, Gil Kane, Joe Giella, Gardner Fox, Mike Sekowsky, and Bernard Sachs. Tales of the Old West starring such characters as the Trigger Twins and Johnny Thunder. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 35 #1
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  • Vol. 66 #5
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960) Vol. 66 #5

    January 1961. Stories: "Occasion for Disaster" (part 3) by Mark Phillips, "The Highest Treason" by Randall Garrett, "Card Trick" by Walter Bupp, "The Green Beret" by Tom Purdom, and "The Lagging Profession" by Leonard Lockhard. Science fact feature, "Time for Tom Swift" by G. Harry Stine. Cover by van Dongen. Illustrations by Schoenherr, Summers, Douglas, Gardner, and van Dongen. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; 178 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #52
    Andy Panda (1953 Dell) 52

    Walter Lantz' Andy Panda. Cover by John Carey. Stories by unknown. Art by Pete Alvarado, Steve Steere, John Carey and Vivie Risto. Featuring the tales "The Carpet Caper," "The Dangerous Dive" and "Tennis, Anyone?" Starring Andy Panda, Charlie Chicken and Ala Ben Meany! Also: Chilly Willy in "Clothes Woes"! Starring Chilly Willy and Patty Penguin! And: Homer Pigeon in the 1-page text story "Movie Star Stuff"! Starring Homer Pigeon, Carrie Pigeon and Red Cardinal! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 10

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    Archie's Christmas Stocking Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #61
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 61

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    Ring-A-Ding, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Vincent DeCarlo; Veronica gives Betty an old gypsy wishing ring as a keepsake; When she tells her friends, each one can only respond with the same tired joke. Casting Shadows, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Vincent DeCarlo; Veronica is going away for the weekend, so she asks Betty to watch Archie so that there's no mischief. Naturally, she asks Reggie to watch Betty. Hired Girl, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Vincent DeCarlo; Betty is hiring herself out for a dollar a day. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Asterix HC (1961-2015 Dargaud) French Edition 1-1ST

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    NOTE: All Text is in French - Volume 1 - 1st printing. "Asterix Le Gaulois (Asterix The Gaul)!" Written by René Goscinny. Art by Albert Uderzo. When Roman Centurion Crismus Bonus finds out about Getafix's magic potion, he kidnaps the druid to force him to reveal the recipe. So Asterix joins his friend in captivity and together they two plan to whip up a surprise with truly hair-raising effects. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11 1/4-in., 48 pages, full color.

    Note: All Text is in French.

  • Issue #40
    Atomic Mouse (1953 1st Series) 40

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  • Issue #30
    Baby Huey the Baby Giant (1956) 30
  • Issue #1-1ST
    Baby Sitter's Guide by Dennis the Menace PB (1961) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. By Kank Ketcham and Bob Harmon. Dennis reveals the dos and don't of baby sitting. Softcover, 4-in.x 7-in., 110 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #5
    Bat Masterson (1960) 5
  • Issue #1
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    5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 64 pages, B/W.

  • Issue #2
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  • Issue #7
    Beep Beep The Road Runner (1960 Dell) 7

    Comic book adventures of the famous Warner Bros. cartoon characters The Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote. The Road Runner in "The Chummy Dummy," "Flyweight Wonders," "Wet and Wiser," and "Bird-Watch Botch." Issue also has one-page gag strips, one-page text feature "Fancy Footwork," and Daffy Duck in "The Hoodwinked Hatter." No story/art credits given. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Beetle Bailey (1953 Dell/Charlton/Gold Key/King) 30
  • Issue #26
    Billy the Kid (1956 Charlton) 26

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    Edited by Pat Masulli. Cover by John Severin. Stories by Pete Morisi, Charles Nicholas, Sal Trapani, and John Severin. Action packed adventures set in the Old West and featuring Billy the Kid, the famous 19th-century gunman. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #156
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 156
    • Foxing.

    Cover by Dick Dillin & Sheldon Moldoff. Stories by Jack Miller? and Arnold Drake? Art by Dick Dillin, Charles Cuidera and Sheldon Moldoff. Three stories! "The Peril of the Plutonian Raider" - A Plutonian is forced to do the bidding of criminals on his home planet who want to conquer the Earth. Plus: "The Ghost That Haunted the Blackhawks" - The criminal Sorso pretends to be a ghost to scare the Blackhawks away. And: "The Blueprint Bandits" - Blackhawk goes undercover to smoke out a scientific criminal genius. Also: 1-page text story "Secret of the Indian Sign" - American forces outwit the Germans, who have tapped their phone lines, by having two Indians relay instructions in the Choctaw language. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 33
    • Centerfold detached at one staple, splits sealed with tape.
    • 1 1/2" Spine split from bottom of comic.

    Cover by Bernard Baily. 3rd appearance of Cave Carson in "The Alien Robots from Inner Space," script by Dave Wood, art by Bernard Baily; A group of giant metal robots appear on the surface and begin destroying everything in sight!; Five miles underground, aliens have set up several basecamps with control consoles, with which they can control each robot; Cave and Bulldozer manage to hijack one of the control points and use one of the robots to fight off the others, while Christie helps direct them from the surface using the two-way radio. The Raiders from 20,000 Leagues text story. One-page Homer Goes Underground story by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Brides in Love (1956) 22

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    Cover by Dick Giordano? & Vince Colletta. Stories by unknown. Art by Dick Giordano? & Vince Colletta, Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani (for 2 stories) and unknown. She won't marry Lee! She's decided that her career comes first! There is no room in her life for marriage! Don't miss..."The Second Mrs. Hastings"! Also featuring: "That Old Feeling"; "This Was My Love"; and "Hatred Vs Love"! Plus: 2-page text story "Fishing For A Heart"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #76
    Bugs Bunny (1942 Dell/Gold Key) 76

    Bugs Bunny in "Turkey Trickery," "Milk Mess," and "Fair-Haired Hare." Issue also has one-page gag strips, one-page text feature "Play Daze," and Tweety and Sylvester in "A Gift for Granny." No story/art credits given Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #67
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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. Cover price $0.40.

  • Vol. 4 #1
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    Published 1961 (est.) by Magazine Management Co..

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    Adult Themed Cartoons and jokes. 8.25-in. x 11-in.; black and white; 48 newsprint pages. Note: Mature Readers only. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 4 #2
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    Adult Themed Cartoons and jokes. 8.25-in. x 11-in.; black and white; 48 newsprint pages. Note: Mature Readers only. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 4 #3
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    Adult Themed Cartoons and jokes. 8.25-in. x 11-in.; black and white; 48 newsprint pages. Note: Mature Readers only. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 4 #5
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    Published 1961 (est.) by Magazine Management Co..

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    Adult Themed Cartoons and jokes. 8.25-in. x 11-in.; black and white; 48 newsprint pages. Note: Mature Readers only. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #29
    Casper the Friendly Ghost (1958 3rd Series Harvey) 29
  • Issue #8
    Casper's Ghostland (1958) 8

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  • Vol. 11 #91
    Cavalier Magazine (1952) Vol. 11 #91
    Published Jan 1961 by Fawcett.

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    Volume 11, Issue 91 - January 1961. Men's interest magazine featuring War, Hunting, and Adventure stories, along with cartoons, and in later issues Pictorials. This issue features articles on William Bradford Huie, Jack Bonomi and the Richthofen Mystery, otherwise known as The Death of the Red Baron! 8 1/2-in. x 11-in. 90 Pages B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #17
    Challengers of the Unknown (1958 DC 1st Series) 17

    "The Genie Who Feared June." The Challengers battle a genie that is somehow afraid of June Robinson. "Secret of the Space Capsules." The Challengers encounter a pair of unfrozen aliens. Art and cover by Bob Brown. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Cheyenne (1957) 19
    Published Jan 1961 by Dell.

    Last 10-cent cover price. Photo cover of Clint Walker [as Cheyenne Bodie]. The Loner, art by Tom Gill; Cheyenne convinces a loner that every man eventually needs help or must help someone else. The Tricked Hunter, art by Rex Maxon; A husband and wife of the Crow tribe trick Cheyenne braves into providing them with meat; but in turn are fooled by Small Bear. The Marked Witness, art by Tom Gill; A woman artist is kidnapped after she witnesses a bank robbery and murder. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1A
    Classics Illustrated 160 The Food of the Gods (1961) 1A
    • Water damage.
    • 2" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached.

    The Food of the Gods, 1st Printing, Painted Cover. (The only difference between the "A" and "B" 1st printings is the HRN number). (HRN 159). Mr. Bensington and Professor Redwood invented it between them and in their first enthusiasm called it the Food of the Gods. It was in every way a most remarkable substance, for it was to produce a new race of men. Normal people were frightened to discover wasps as big a barn owls, creeping plants as tall as pine trees and rats as big as horses. But the serious trouble began with the children raised on the Food of the Gods. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #1B
    Classics Illustrated 160 The Food of the Gods (1961) 1B

    The Food of the Gods, 1st Printing, Painted Cover. (The only difference between the "A" and "B" 1st printings is the HRN number). (HRN 160). Mr. Bensington and Professor Redwood invented it between them and in their first enthusiasm called it the Food of the Gods. It was in every way a most remarkable substance, for it was to produce a new race of men. Normal people were frightened to discover wasps as big a barn owls, creeping plants as tall as pine trees and rats as big as horses. But the serious trouble began with the children raised on the Food of the Gods. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #7
    Colt 45 (1960) 7
    Published Jan 1961 by Dell.

    Cover photo of Chris Colt [as portrayed by Wayde Preston]. Cheyenne Pursuit, art by Nat Edson; Colt is assigned to find a lieutenant charged with desertion, but, to do so, he must trespass on Cheyene land. Big Day for Worthless, art by Sparky Moore; Mr. Carter wants to rid the town of Worthless, a homeless dog everyone loves, but changes his mind when the dog captures two bank robbers. The Prisoner, art by Nat Edson; Colt is assigned to escort a murderer to Fort Sill but is ambushed by four vengeful miners. Article with five color illustrations about disciplinary measures at frontier outposts, art by Nat Edson. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #74
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  • Issue #75
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  • Issue #76
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  • Issue #77
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  • Issue #48
    Dennis the Menace (1953 Standard/Pines/Haliden/Fawcett) 48

    A short article about TV's Dennis appearing in a Thanksgiving parade. Christmas Tree Trickery, script by Fred Toole. A Grampa Story; Grampa tells some tall tales about winter sports. Reprints of daily Dennis the Menace cartoons by Hank Ketcham. Rocky Hockey or Puck Luck!, script by Fred Toole. The Treasure of Time text story. 'Twas Several Days Before Christmas starring Dennis the Menace, script by Fred Toole. A short article on the United Bay Area Crusade. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Dennis the Menace A.M. Ambassador of Mischief PB (1961) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. By Kank Ketcham. More fun and adventure with the Ambassador of Mischief! Softcover, 4-in.x 7-in., 110 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Dennis the Menace Teacher's Threat PB (1960 Fawcett Crest) 1-REP

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    2nd and later printings. By Kank Ketcham. More fun and adventure with the Ambassador of Mischief! Softcover, 4-in.x 7-in., 110 pages, B&W. All Ages Cover price $0.25.