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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" spine split from bottom of comic.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
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    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • 1" spine split from top of comic.
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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 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 5 #1
    Action For Men (1957-1977 Hillman-Vista) Vol. 5 #1

    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.
    • 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Oxidation.
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    • Tape inside cover.Cover detached at one staple. 2" Spine split from bottom.

    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. 36 pages, Full Color. 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 (1959 Archie) 10

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    Edited by Victor Gorelick. Cover pencils by John Giunta. "The Spider Strikes," script by Robert Bernstein; The Fly's nemesis, The Spider (formerly Spider Sprey) breaks jail again, this time by building a robot to take his place in prison; He sets traps for The Fly, tries to collapse a building on him, trap him with chlordane gas (an insecticide), tries to blow him up in a cave, then attacks with a robot spider. "The World of the Giant Gorillas!", script by Robert Bernstein, pencils by John Giunta; The Black Hood's uncle disappeared in India; He asks The Fly to help. Arriving, they're threatened by (black Zulu-like) natives, but the Fly's firefly glow makes him look like a visiting god. Bobby Bell's Judo Page. "The Trials of Hercules: The Nine-Headed Hydra" text story. "The Statue of Gold!", script by Robert Bernstein, pencils by John Giunta; The Fly is invited to join the Explorers' Club; He travels to their secret headquarters in the Egyptian desert; But they pull guns: a trick!; They demand the secret location of the Statue of Gold. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
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  • Issue #36
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  • Issue #37
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  • Vol. 6 #1
    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (1956 Davis-Dell) Vol. 6 #1

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  • Vol. 2 #2
    All Man Magazine (1960 Stanley Publications) Vol. 2 #2

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  • Issue #116
    All Star Western (1951) 116
    Published Jan 1961 by DC.
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    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
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 35 #1

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  • Vol. 66 #5
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960-Present Dell) 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
    • 5 3/4" Cumulative spine split.
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    • 3" spine split from top.

    Archie's Christmas Stocking. Cover pencils by Harry Lucey, inks by Terry Szenics. "Those Christmas Blues!", art by Bob White; When Archie goes over to Veronica's instead of staying home to trim the tree, his parents think the family Christmases have come to an end, and reminisce about past holiday seasons with Archie. "Scratch One Disk!"; Archie buys a record of Veronica's favorite group but Jughead overhears Veronica telling Betty that she wants nightshade for Christmas so Archie returns the record and goes looking for a perfume called nightshade. Betty and Veronica's Coloring Page. "Not Even a Moose," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Bill Vigoda, inks by Terry Szenics; When Archie plays Santa for a school charity drive, Moose thinks he's really Santa Claus, and Archie takes advantage of this to let Midge sit on his lap. Moose's Xmas Daffynitions. "Out on a Limb!", script by Frank Doyle, art by Bill Vigoda; Archie helps put up Christmas decorations for Mr. Weatherbee at the school but accidentally breaks the metal deer he is supposed to put in the schoolyard. "Code Three"; Betty and Veronica try to get Jughead to find out what Archie's buying them for Christmas. "On Her Toes!" one-page story, script and art by Joe Edwards; Li'l Jinx wants to know why ballet dancers stand on their toes when the ballet could just hire taller girls. "Archie's Groan-Up Letters to Santa Claus"; Adults send their Christmas letters to Santa. "Gift Collection," pencils by Bill Vigoda, inks by Mario Acquaviva; Archie is in charge of collecting gifts for the Christmas grab bag. "Beyond Belief," art by Bill Vigoda; Veronica wants Archie to play Santa Claus so he tries to get his Santa suit altered. "Generous to a Fault!"; Reggie is generous when buying gifts for himself. "Ill Wind," pencils by Harry Lucey; A blizzard traps Archie at the Lodge mansion overnight. 84 pgs., full color. 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.

  • Vol. 352 #1
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 352 #1

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  • Vol. 5 #10
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  • Issue #1-1ST
    Asterix HC (French Edition 1961-2015 Dargaud) 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
  • Vol. 5 #1
    Battle Cry Magazine (1955 Stanley Publications) Vol. 5 #1

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  • 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 #1172
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    Published 1961 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #1173
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    Published 1961 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #1174
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    Published 1961 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #1175
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    Published 1961 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #7
    Beep Beep The Road Runner (1960 Dell) 7
    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing, interrupts art and story.

    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
  • Vol. 1 #3
    Big Adventure (1960-1961 Matclif Publications) Vol. 1 #3

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  • 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

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    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

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    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 Pages, Full Color. 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. 7 #1
    Caper Magazine (1956-1983 Dee Publishing) Vol. 7 #1

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  • Issue #18
    Carter Brown Long Story Magazine (1959-1961) Pulp 18

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  • Vol. 4 #1
    Cartoons and Gags (1960) Vol. 4 #1
    Published 1961 (est.) by Magazine Management Co..

    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

    Cover by Warren Kremer. Harvey presents the adventures of Casper in the long-running series sometimes called The Friendly Ghost Casper. Casper gives a lamb a boost as it flees a hungry wolf. Spooky is lured is lured into the ocean depths by a Mermaid Spook's siren song, and Poil must find a way to free him. Casper the Friendly Ghost; Wanted!; Haunt in Hiding!; Found; The Runaway; The New Citizen; Spooky: Minnie the Mermaid Spook. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Casper's Ghostland (1958) 8

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  • Vol. 3 #6
    Cavalcade (1957-1980 Skye-Challenge) Vol. 3 #6
    • Water rings.