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Comic books March 1961

  • Issue #3
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    Published Mar 1961 by 7-UP.

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  • Issue #274
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 274
    Published Mar 1961 by DC.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Label #0147768002
    • 1" Spine split from top of comic.
    • Water damage, rusty staple and mold.
    • INCOMPLETE. Piece clipped. Interrupts art or story. Staple rust. 1" Spine split.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Lois Lane becomes Superwoman in "The Reversed Super-Powers!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Kurt Schaffenberger; While trying to make himself immune to Kryptonite an explosion in the lab removes Superman's power and gives Lois powers. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "Supergirl's Three Time Trips!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; When tasked to do a report on a famous historical figure, Supergirl travels into the past to view Annie Oakley, Betsy Ross and Pocahontas in action, but in each time period she encounters kryptonite. One-page Tricksy story by Henry Boltinoff. Supermen of America ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #282
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 282
    • 1/4" spine tear from bottom of comic.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. 5th appearance Legion of Super-Heroes (intro Starboy) in Lana Lang and the Legion of Super-Heroes!, script by Otto Binder, art by George Papp; Lana uses Star Boy in an attempt to make Superboy jealous. One Hour to Doom!, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Ramona Fradon; Aquaman and Aqualad escape various one-hour-without-water traps. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #115
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 115

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    "Nightmare Among the Stars!" (script by Derek Rutherford, art by Paul Reinman); "The Children"; "The Old Man of the Sea!" (art by Richard Hughes as "Greg Olivetti," art by Ogden Whitney); and "History Repeats Itself!" (art by Whitney). Whitney cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #123
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 123

    "Secret of the Titans!" (script by Pierce Rand, art by John Forte); "Dr. Harding's Patient!" (script by Bob Standish, art by Ogden Whitney); "The Golden Prince!" (script by "Sven Larsen," art by Edd Ashe); and "Universal Art." Statement of ownership--average paid circulation 192,500. Whitney cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #63
    Adventures of Jerry Lewis (1957) 63

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    Cover art by Bob Oksner. Untitled Jerry Lewis story, pencils by Bob Oksner, inks by Graham Place; Jerry buys a box of jelly donuts full of jewels. The New Bus Boy humor page by Mort Drucker. Don't Sell Nature Short public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily. Lola humor page by Mort Drucker. Teen Age humor half-pager by Mort Drucker. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #57
    Adventures of the Big Boy (1956) 57

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  • Issue #11
    Adventures of the Fly (Fly Man) (1959) 11

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    Edited by Victor Gorelick. Cover by John Rosenberger. Stories by Robert Bernstein and John Rosenberger. Archie Comics amiable and agile super-hero The Fly battles an assortment of nefarious villains, including the Rock-Men and the Drinker of Doom. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #42
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  • Issue #43
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  • Issue #44
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  • Issue #45
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  • Issue #5
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    Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #6
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    Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #7
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    Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #8
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    Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #9
    Air War Picture Stories (1961-1962 Pearson) 9

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    Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #117
    All Star Western (1951) 117
    Published Mar 1961 by DC.

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    Edited by Julius Schwartz. Cover by Gil Kane and Joe Giella. Stories by Gardner Fox, Gil Kane, Joe Giella, Gardner Fox, and Carmine Infantino. Tales of the Old West starring such characters as Johnny Thunder and Super-Chief. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1A
    Alter Ego (Fanzine) 1A

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    First Edition of ALTER-EGO #1 (Spring 1961; 22 pages; ditto) This is the holy grail for comic fanzine collectors. The debut issue of Jerry Bails' and Roy Thomas' Alter-Ego tied with Comic Effect #1 for the very first comics-related fanzine ever published. Issue #1 includes the following: "On the Drawing Board" by Jerry Bails (which includes a preview of the legendary "Flash of Two Worlds" from Flash #123); an article about JSA villain The Wizard by Bails; "The Reincarnation of the Spectre" by Roy Thomas (including art by Thomas); a feature on Wonder Woman by Bails; and a funny, five-page parody strip by Thomas called "Bestest League of America." Edited by Jerry Bails and Roy Thomas. 22 pgs. Spring, 1961. NOTE: A 2nd printing of #1 was issued.

  • Vol. 35 #3
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  • Vol. 67 #1
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960) Vol. 67 #1

    March 1961. Cover by Schoenherr. Stories: "Ultima Thule" by Mack Reynolds, "Hiding Place" by Poul Anderson, "Horrible Example" by Clifford D. Simak, and "The Four-Faced Visitors of Ezekiel" by Arthur W. Orton. Science Fact article, "Sub-Mach Rockets" by G. Harry Stine. Illustrations by Schoenherr, Orton, Douglas, and van Dongen. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; 178 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #117
    Archie (1943) 117

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    Cover by Harry Lucey & Terry Szenics. Stories by Frank Doyle, Joe Edwards and unknown. Art by Harry Lucey & Terry Szenics, Joe Edwards and unknown. In a mixture of poetry and prose, Archie explains to us why he can't choose between Betty and Veronica in "I Should've Been Twins"! Plus: Li'l Jinx in the 1-pager "Walking the Dog!" by Joe Edwards; Moose is driven crazy by a sign in Miss Grundy's classroom in the 1-pager "Brain Strain"; Pop's soda shop is being driven out of business by the new teenage craze for pizza parlors in "Pizza Panic"; Archie prepares to fight Reggie in a boxing match, claiming that he has a secret punch that will lay Reggie low in "A Bout Face"; and Archie is on his way to Veronica's house with a box of chocolates, but all his friends help themselves to some of them in "Stolen Sweets"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #63
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 63

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    Cover art by Bob White. Something To Remember, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica is peeved that Archie can't remember the clothes she wears; She decides to wear a completely new outfit to get his memory working again. The Reader Knows Best, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Whoever collects the most petition signatures will get to go on a trip as the guest of honor; Archie agrees to collect signatures for both Betty and Veronica, but assures the reader that he knows how to do this without getting into trouble. The Bluest Angel, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; When Veronica and Archie stop speaking to each other over a misunderstanding, Betty accepts a date with Archie, but feels guilty about not telling him the truth. 32 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #16
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals (1955) 16

    "The Commuter"; Archie gets into a familiar jam, arranging dates with Betty and Veronica for the same night. "Kid Stuff"; Betty tricks Archie into coming with her on a picnic as a "Big Sister" with the Riverdale Boy Sprouts. Betty and Veronica Spectacular ad. "Ladies Man," pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Veronica says that the most attractive thing about Archie is that the other girls want him, too. "The Helping Hand"; Full of love for his fellow man, Archie decides he will do everything he can to help Mr. Weatherbee. Archie's Pals 'n' Gals ad. "Le Left Jabbe"; Archie and Jughead insult Reggie in French. "Model Child!" one-page Li'l Jinx story by Joe Edwards. "The Angry Young Man"; Veronica is hanging around with a new boy and Archie keeps trying to work up the courage to fight him, egged on by Jughead and Reggie. "Holding the Bag"; Veronica has Archie carry her purse while she is shopping and Archie gets teased unmercifully. "Business Methods!" one-page Li'l Jinx story by Joe Edwards. "Cornered"; On a cold day, Veronica leaves Archie standing on the corner for a long time. 84 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #41
    Atomic Mouse (1953 1st Series) 41

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  • Issue #32
    Baby Huey the Baby Giant (1956) 32
  • Issue #138
    Batman (1940) 138
    Tags: Batman
    Published Mar 1961 by DC.
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    • 1" spine split.

    Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. "Batman's Master," script by Bill Finger, art by Sheldon Moldoff; Batman battles a renegade scientist using a Batman robot, which is damaged during the battle; Soon after, the mysterious Kadar appears on the scene, a mystic who knows Batman's every thought and plan. Don't Sell Nature Short! public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Simple Crimes of Simple Simon," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; A new villain on the scene uses the name as well as the nursery rhyme to commit his crimes. 2/3-page Jail Jests story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Secret of the Sea Beast," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; The Caped Crusaders investigate reports of a mysterious sea beast that has attacked ships and caused the disappearance of two passengers. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
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  • Issue #6
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  • Issue #31
    Beetle Bailey (1953 Dell/Charlton/Gold Key/King) 31

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  • Issue #5
    Best of Dennis the Menace (1959) 5
  • Issue #27
    Billy the Kid (1956 Charlton) 27

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    Edited by Pat Masulli. Cover by Pete Morisi. Stories by Bill Molno, Vince Alascia, Rocke Mastroserio, and Pete Morisi. 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 #1
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    Written by Dudley Watkins

  • Issue #158
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 158

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    Cover by Dick Dillin and Sheldon Moldoff. Featuring: 7 page Blackhawk story "Bandit Birds from Space" (vs King Condor) drawn by Dick Dillin and Charles Cuidera; 9 page Blackhawk story "Sabotage in Blackhawk-Land" drawn by Dick Dillin and Charles Cuidera; 8 page Blackhawk story "The Peril of the Ghost Weapons" drawn by Dick Dillin and Sheldon Moldoff. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 5 #2
    Bold Men (1960-1961 Cape Magazine Management Corp.) Vol. 5 #2

    Volume 1, Issue 2 - March 1961. Vintage Men's interest magazine focusing on pictorials, and adventure stories. This issue features "How Nazi Bormann's Cruel Lust will Betray Him!" "The Day Hollywood Sirens Stripped in Cannes!" and "The Deadly Blonde Witch of Waikiki!" 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 68 pages, B&W. MATURE READERS Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #34
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 34
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    • Slab: New, unblemished
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    • RESTORATION. Tape along length of spine. Cover detached at both staples. 2 small punctures through book near staples.
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    Cover by Joe Kubert. 1st Silver Age appearance of Hawkman in "Creature of a Thousand Shapes!", script by Gardner Fox, art by Joe Kubert; Katar and his wife Shayera, police officers from the Planet Thanagar, come to Earth in pursuit of a shape-shifting criminal from their world; Police Commissioner Emmett helps them to establish secret identities, and, after they have succeeded in their mission, helps convince them to stay on Earth. Letter to the editor from comic writer Roy Thomas. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #34UK
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series) UK Edition 34UK

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    UK Edition, pence price stamped on the cover. 1st Silver Age appearance of Hawkman in "Creature of a Thousand Shapes!" Script by Gardner Fox, art by Joe Kubert. Letter to the editor from comic writer Roy Thomas. Kubert cover.

  • Issue #23
    Brides in Love (1956) 23

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    Cover by Joe Sinnott & Vince Colletta. Stories by unknown. Art by Joe Sinnott & Vince Colletta, Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani and unknown. If you ever are lucky enough to marry, you'll know the ecstasy of anticipation she felt before her wedding...a wedding never to occur! What was the tragedy that prevented her marriage? Read..."To the End of Time"! Also featuring: "The Grass Looks Greener"; "Love Without Faith"; and "The Most Marriageable Man"! Plus: 2-page text story "Mudville Memories"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #77
    Bugs Bunny (1942 Dell/Gold Key) 77

    Bugs Bunny in "Danger Down Under," "Takes the Cake," and "The Hermit's Hide-Out." Issue also has one-page gag strips, one-page text feature "A Sharp Eye in the Sky," and Tweety and Sylvester in "A Gift from Granny." No story/art credits given. Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation in the book states that the average number of monthly subscribers to the comic is 675,552. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #69
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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.

  • Issue #31
    Casper the Friendly Ghost (1958 3rd Series Harvey) 31

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  • Issue #18
    Challengers of the Unknown (1958 DC 1st Series) 18
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    "The Menace of Mystery Island." The Challengers, on their way to an island that June has inherited, discover a mysterious alien pet in a space capsule from another planet. "The Doomed World of Tomorrow." The Challengers help future Earthlings battle cosmic creatures. Art and cover by Bob Brown. Statement of ownership--average paid circulation 228,000. Full-page ad for Justice League of America # 3. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Cheyenne (1957) 20
    Published Mar 1961 by Dell.

    First 15-cent cover price. Photo cover of Clint Walker [as Cheyenne Bodie]. The Captives, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Tom Gill; A woman enlists Cheyenne's aid to find her twin brother, who was captured by Pawnee raiders 15 years previously. The Spy, art by Jon Small; Small Bear pretends to be dead in order to spy on a Sioux war party that intends to raid the Cheyenne camp. The Squatter's Challenge, art by Tom Gill; Cheyenne is hired by a mining company's lawyer to evict armed men who are living on company ground. 36 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #27
    Cheyenne Kid (1958 Charlton) 27

    Cover by Pete Morisi. Stories by unknown. Art by Pete Morisi, Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani, Rocke Mastroserio and Bill Fraccio? Featuring Cheyenne Kid in: "Bad Medicine"; "Bogus Lawman"; and "Dude Warrior"! Plus: Rocky Lane's Black Jack tale "Rustler's Roundup"! And: "Outlaw Renegade"! Also: 2-page text story "Tragic Justice"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Classics Illustrated 161 Cleopatra (1961) 1

    Cleopatra, 1st Printing, Painted Cover. Art by Norman Nodel. (HRN 161, with 3/61 date). In ancient Egypt, the royal line of the pharaohs had been driven from their throne by the Persians, who were routed in turn by the Greeks. Harmachis, the last descendant of the royal Egyptian dynasty, vowed to regain his kingdom and drive the foreign queen Cleopatra from the country. But he had not reckoned on the bewitching beauty of Cleopatra. For Harmachis, all the great kingdom of Egypt and the treasure within were not equal in worth to the queen's love. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #82
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  • Issue #83
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  • Issue #84
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  • Issue #85
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  • Issue #24
    Daffy Duck (1956 Dell/Gold Key) 24