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Comic books April 1961

  • Issue #4
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    Published Apr 1961 by 7-UP.

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  • Issue #275
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 275
    Published Apr 1961 by DC.

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Menace of Red-Green Kryptonite!", script by Jerry Coleman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Braniac travels to Earth to steal some aluminum and also to test his new ray on Superman, a ray which is combined Red and Green Kryptonite; The new ray makes Superman act strangely, forcing him to always wear a hat while performing super deeds. One-page Buck Skinner story by Henry Boltinoff. "Ma and Pa Kent Adopt Supergirl!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; Supergirl has a dream where she is sent to Earth in a rocket and is adopted by the Kents rather than her cousin being the one first sent to Earth. One-page Ollie story by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 137 #4
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular) Pulp Vol. 137 #4

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  • Issue #283
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 283
    • Staple rust.
    • Cover detached, 1.5" cumulative spine split.
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    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split, cover detached.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. 1st appearance of the Phantom Zone in The Phantom Superboy, script by Robert Bernstein, art by George Papp; After Professor Lang finds a box of Kryptonian weapons, Superboy is accidentally projected into the Phantom Zone, the place where Kryptonian criminals were exiled. A Salute to Our American Indians public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily. The Lion with the Double Identity starring Congorilla, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman. Little Pete humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #68
    Adventures of Bob Hope (1950) 68

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    Written by Bob Oksner, Henry Boltinoff and Mort Drucker. Art by Mort Drucker and Henry Boltinoff. Bob Hope, America's favorite funnyman, stars in an untitled 3-part story by Bob Oksner and Mort Drucker. Plus: Peg half-pager by Henry Boltinoff; Teen Talk gag strips by Drucker; Varsity Vic half-pager by Boltinoff; and Inside Hollywood article. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #58
    Adventures of the Big Boy (1956) 58

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  • Issue #46
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  • Issue #47
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  • Issue #48
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  • Issue #49
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  • Issue #50
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  • Issue #10
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    Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #11
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    Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #12
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    Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #13
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    Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Vol. 6 #4
    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (1956 Davis-Dell) Vol. 6 #4

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  • Issue #84
    All American Men of War (1952) 84

    "Death Dive," "The Desert Mouse" (art by Russ Heath); and "The Guys Up Front!" Edited by Robert Kanigher. Cover by Irv Novick. Stories by Robert Kanigher, Irv Novick, Morris Waldinger, Tom Nicolisi, Bob Haney, Jack Abel, Henry Boltinoff, Bob Haney, and Jerry Grandenetti. Adventure tales of war and the military, including some humor—go into combat with All American Men of War! 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 35 #4
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 35 #4

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    35th anniversary issue. Science fiction story reprints: "I, Rocket" by Ray Bradbury, "Devolution" by Edmond Hamilton, "Armageddon--2419" (the first Buck Rogers story) by Philip Francis Nowlan, "John Carter and the Giant of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs, "Out of the Sub-Universe" by R.F. Starzl, "The Flying Fool" by David H. Keller, M.D., "I, Robot" by Eando Binder, and an article by Hugo Gernsback. Illustrations by Brady, Morey, Allan St. John, Frank R. Paul, Fuqua, and MacKay. Cover by Frank R. Paul. 5-1/2 in. x 7-1/2 in.; black and white; 192 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.50.

  • Vol. 67 #2
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960-Present Dell) Vol. 67 #2

    April 1961. Stories: "The Fisherman" (part 1) by Clifford D. Simak, "Still, Small Voice" by Lloyd Biggle Jr., "Next Door, Next World" by Robert Donald Lake, "A Prize for Edie" by J.F. Bone, and "Pandora's Envoy" by Christopher Anvil. Science fact feature, "The Unnatural Light" by John W. Campbell. Cover by van Dongen. Illustrations by Schoenherr, Douglas, and van Dongen. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; 178 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #118
    Archie (1943) 118

    Cover by Harry Lucey & Terry Szenics. Stories by Frank Doyle, Joe Edwards, George Gladir and unknown. Art by Bob White, Joe Edwards, Bill Vigoda & Terry Szenics and Dan DeCarlo & Rudy Lapick. Archie wishes that Veronica would fling herself at him. Jughead says she would, if she wanted something from him. The theory is tested when they arrive at Veronica's house and she flings herself passionately at Archie in "Wishful Thinking"! Plus: Li'l Jinx in the 1-pager "Walk!" by Joe Edwards; Archie plays his rock n' roll guitar while Mr. Lodge is trying to sleep in the 1-pager "Claim To Fame"; Archie is forced to date his father's boss' niece Carol, a boring bookworm with glasses and her hair in a bun, in "Weekend Wonder"; Archie bets that he can kiss Betty in front of Veronica without getting into trouble in "The Masher"; and Archie and Veronica's volatile relationship gets them hauled into Mr. Weatherbee's office for different reasons by every teacher in "The Path of Love"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #64
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 64

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    "Last Stop," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Veronica tries to get Archie to act more sophisticated; However, all her attempts to improve Archie's etiquette backfire. "Ice-Capade" on-page story, pencils by Dan DeCarlo; While ice-skating, Betty uses her skates to write her phone number on the ice to attract the attention of a handsome boy. "Turn Coat," pencils by Dan DeCarlo; On a cold, windy afternoon, Betty borrows Archie's coat; The coat gets passed on to two more girls before being returned to Archie. Archie's Pals 'n' Gals ad. Article on the history of rodeos. "Clothes Call!" one-page Li'l Jinx story, script and art by Joe Edwards. "Not for Sale," pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Veronica says "Money buys anything!, Including Archie!"; Betty disagrees, so Veronica gives her some money and bets that Betty can make Archie break that night's date with Veronica. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #53
    Archie's Joke Book (1953) 53

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  • Issue #11
    Archie's Madhouse (1959) 11

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    Cover pencils by Bob White. "Small Small World," art by Orlando Busino; Problems for teens in other countries: Scotland, Congo, North Pole, India, China, Iraq, and South Sea. "Lights! Camera! Action!", pencils by Bob White; Otto von Jughead shows us how action star Elvis Rockmore is saved from missing a trapeze, being thrown off a cliff, meeting a bear, and meeting a vampire. "Art for Art's Ache!", pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Vincent DeCarlo; Jughead paints an abstract painting of a female, who falls in love with him. "Teen-Age Olympics," pencils by Bob White; Various teen-oriented events: telephone marathon, making-school-on-time steeplechase, Ice box raid, canoe date contest, kissing free-style, bringing-date-home-on-time dash, and rock 'n' roll weight lift. "Mad House's Tie Talk," pencils by Bob White; Jughead demonstrates the various ways to wear a necktie. "The Invention of Comic Books," pencils by Bob White, Harry Lucey (Pep cover), and Samm Schwartz ("chiseled" panels), inks by Bob White; Mr. Weatherbee recounts how Robert Bobwhite invented comic books. Ads for Archie's Pals 'n' Gals, Archie Giant Series. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 352 #4
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 352 #4

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  • Issue #6
    Bat Masterson (1960) 6
    • 1" spine split from base of comic.
  • Issue #139
    Batman (1940) 139
    Tags: Batman
    Published Apr 1961 by DC.
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    1st appearance of Batgirl. Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Blue Bowman," script by Bill Finger, art by Sheldon Moldoff; The Signalman tries to get the drop on Batman by becoming a Green Arrow clone, thanks to training provided to him by Green Arrow's foe, Bulls-Eye. One-page Warden Willis story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Island of 1,000 Traps," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Professor Milo builds an entire island covered with traps to kill Batman. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "Bat-Girl!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; Batman, Robin and Batwoman are battling the Cobra gang when they are paralyzed by an Electronic-Ring, when, suddenly, a costumed Bat-Girl swings in to save the crime battlers; Later, it is discovered that the girl is actually Kathy Kane's niece, who dreams of battling crime with her as Batwoman, just like Batman and Robin team up to battle crime. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
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  • Issue #8
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  • Issue #35
    Battlefield Action (1957) 35
    • Staple rust. 1" cumulative spine split.

    Cover by Pete Morisi. Stories by unknown. Art by Bill Molno, Bill Montes and Pete Morisi. Featuring: "The Supermen and the Misfits!"; "A Good Way To Go"; "Heydrick Shall Not Die"; and the 2-page text story "The Battle of Crecy"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 5 #1
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    The Baum Bugle: A Journal of Oz (1962) Volume 5 #1 is published three times annually by The International Wizard of Oz Club.

  • Issue #8
    Beep Beep The Road Runner (1960 Dell) 8
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    No cover price (was left off by publisher due ti an error). Comic book adventures of the famous Warner Bros. cartoon characters The Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote. The Road Runner in "Smarty Party," "To Beep Or Not To Beep," "The Speedy Speeder," and "Stuck In The Muck." Issue also has one-page gag strips, one-page text feature "Dinner Dilemma," and Daffy Duck in "Space Chase." No story/art credits given.

  • Vol. 3 #2
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  • Issue #1
    Black Magic Vol. 8 (1961) 1
    • Cover detached. Centerfold detached at one staple. Water damage.

    Art by Ted Galindo, Dick Ayers and Bob Powell. Captain America creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby present their own contribution to the horror comics trend of the 1950s, featuring tales of ghosts and the paranormal. Issue # 46 on cover; listed as Vol. 8, issue #1 in indicia. A hypnotist contacts a man's past life as a pirate and learns the location of his treasure. Crooks try to get a scientist's valuable new invention out of its mysterious, indestructible box. An aging man finds the secret to woo the young woman he loves, in a surprisingly tender tale of the macabre. The Man Who Was L'Aiglin; Magic Lamp; What's in That Box?; Only Two Will Return; Voodoo; Star Gazer; Domono! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #159
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 159

    Cover by Dick Dillin & Sheldon Moldoff. Stories by Jack Miller? and unknown. Art by Dick Dillin, Charles Cuidera and Sheldon Moldoff. Three stories! "The Master of the Puppet Men" - The Puppeteer has invented a Dyna-scope, which lets him control men's actions, like marionettes. Plus: "Andre's Alien Ally" - After an alien saves Andre from quicksand, Andre seems to disrupt the other Blackhawks' attempts to capture the alien. And: "The Human Mines" - A conceited millionaire is spurned by a defense company when it refuses to consider his inventions. The man builds the machines anyway and tries to kidnap the company's president. Later, the man attacks the Navy and captures three of the Blackhawks. Also: 1-page text story "Mission At Midnight" - A German spy impersonates a lieutenant in order to gain access to a code room aboard a ship during World War II. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #144
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 144

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  • Vol. 100 #4
    Bluebook For Men (1960-1975 H.S.-Hanro-QMG) Vol. 100 #4

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  • Issue #70
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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 #32
    Casper the Friendly Ghost (1958 3rd Series Harvey) 32

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  • Issue #9
    Casper's Ghostland (1958) 9

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  • Vol. 11 #94
    Cavalier (1952-1992 Fawcett-DuGent) Vol. 11 #94

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  • Vol. 8 #1
    Climax (1957-1964 Macfadden 2nd Series) Vol. 8 #1

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  • Issue #8
    Colt 45 (1960) 8
    Published Apr 1961 by Dell.

    Cover photo of Chris Colt [as portrayed by Wayde Preston]. Showdown at Indian Rock Mesa, art by Nat Edson; Colt and Wade are robbed of valuable Army information. The New Commander, art by Dan Spiegle; Colonel Bradley's pet crow steals his ring and watch. Renegade Rebels, art by Nat Edson; Chris and Jeff capture a renegade Confederate General planning a revolution. Illustrated article about the gold rush in the Dakotas, art by Nat Edson. Illustrated article about old-time methods for treating snake bites, art by Nat Edson. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #86
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  • Issue #87
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  • Issue #88
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  • Issue #89
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  • Issue #90
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  • Issue #19
    Cracked (1958 Major Magazine) 19

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    Art by John Severin, George Peltz, Vic Martin, and Don Swanson. Severin cover. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #119
    Dagwood Comics (1950) 119

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  • Issue #42
    Dell Giant (1959) 42
    Published Apr 1961 by Dell.

    Little Lulu and Tubby in Australia (April 1961). Cover price $0.25.