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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.

  • Issue #283
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 283
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    • 1-1/4" spine split from bottom of comic.

    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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  • 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.

  • 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 Pulp) Vol. 35 #4

    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) Vol. 67 #2

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    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.

  • 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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    • Paper: Cream to off white
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    • Paper: Off white to white
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    • Label #77E75E-008
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    • 1-1/2" cumulative spine split, hole punched in front cover and first two pages.
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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 #35
    Battlefield Action (1957) 35

    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

    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.

  • Issue #1
    Black Magic Vol. 8 (1961) 1
  • 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
  • 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
  • Issue #9
    Casper's Ghostland (1958) 9

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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 #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.

  • Issue #42
    Dell Giant (UK Edition) 42

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    UK editions are exactly the same as their US counterparts except for the UK cover price. Marge's Lulu and Tubby in Australia. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #50
    Dennis the Menace (1953 Standard/Pines/Haliden/Fawcett) 50

    Are You a Pal of Dennis? article. Be My Valentine, script by Fred Toole. The Seeing Ears text story. Reprints of daily Dennis the Menace cartoons by Hank Ketcham. A Grampa Story; Grampa tells the truth about unusual fish. Deputy Dennis starring Dennis the Menace, script by Fred Toole. Want to Start a Dennis Club? article. Dennis the Menace Official Pal Club Certificate. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #290
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 290
    • 1/4" spine split from top of comic.

    Cover art by Sheldon Moldoff. "Robin's Robot" starring Batman and Robin, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff; After a criminal scientist charges Batman and Robin with energies that cause destruction if they are too close to each other, the Caped Crusader works with a robot Robin, until the crooks gain control of the robot as well; However, it is soon revealed that the Robot Robin is actually Robin in disguise; He posed as a robot in order to infiltrate the criminal's hideout and guide Batman to their location. A Salute to Our American Indians! public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily. Strange Old Laws humor half-page by Henry Boltinoff. "The Curse of King Neptune" starring Roy Raymond TV Detective, art by Ruben Moreira; Roy vs. Dirk Cranshaw and Sam Wade. Lefty Looie humor page by Henry Boltinoff. "Lights, Camera--and Doom" starring John Jones Manhunter from Mars, art by Joe Certa; Someone is sabotaging a movie production and Diane is hired as a stunt girl to flush them out; Martian Manhunter makes sure she is safe without her knowledge. 32 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #145
    Dick Tracy Monthly (1948-1961) 145

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  • Issue #76
    Donald Duck (1940 Dell/Gold Key/Whitman/Gladstone) 76

    #76, 3-4/61 15c. Issue features "Backward Woodsman" in which Donald gets a new job as assistant to the woods boss at Sawtooth Mountain Lumber Camp, "The Fake Game," and "The Quest for Quiet." Issue also has Goofy in "The Auto Doctor," a one-page text story "The Greedy Shopper," and one-page gag strips. Story and art credits: unknown. Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation on last page states that the average number of copies of each issue sold/distributed to paid subscribers during the last 12 months is: 930,613. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #11
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 11

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    Features in this issue include: "Son of Mister Monster" (referring to Lon Chaney Jr.); a preview and synopsis of Gorgo the Gargantuan; an overview of the various Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde movies; a feature on films based on Poe stories and poems; and more. Gorgo, painted by Basil Gogos, is pictured on the cover. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 10 #4
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    April 1961. 5.5-in. x 7.75-in.; black and white; 130 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 20 #4
    Fantasy and Science Fiction (1949 Mercury Digest) Vol. 20 #4

    April 1961. Cover by Emsh. Fantasy and science fiction stories: "Softly While You're Sleeping" by Evelyn E. Smith, "The Hills of Lodan" by Harold Calin, "The Ship Who Sang" by Anne McCaffrey, "Dead Man's Bottles" by Robert Graves, "Judas Bomb" by Kit Reed, "Ferdinand Feghoot: XXXVIII" by Grendel Briarton, "Science: My Built-In Doubter" by Issac Asimov, "Books" by Alfred Bester, "Cosmic Sex and You" by Nils Peterson, "On Hearing Another Report..." by Doris Pitkin Buck, "Nomansland" by Brian W. Aldiss. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; 128 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 14 #4
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    Volume 14 - Number 4, April 1961. Pulp magazine devoted to exploring the paranormal. Articles include New Light from an Old Tomb by Reverend Stephan A. Hoeller, Soviet Scientists Claim Life on Mars by Frank Edwards, and Is This Houdini's Telpathic Code by Edmond P. Gibson. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 130 page, Text (with B&W Illustrations and Photos). Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #26
    Fightin' Air Force (1956) 26

    Stories by Joe Gill? and unknown. Art by Charles Nicholas, Vince Alascia, Bill Molno?, Sal Trapani and unknown. Featuring: "The Shadow of the Ace"; "Mission 50"; "Panic"; and "The Enemy's Weakness!" Plus: 2-page text story "One Minute to Go"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Fooey (1961) 3

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  • Issue #1199
    Four Color (1942 Series 2) 1199

    The Absent-Minded Professor (Disney movie tie-in). Photo cover, plus six additional movie photos on the inside front cover. Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 19 #4
    Galaxy Science Fiction (1950 pulp/digest) Vol. 19 #4

    April 1961. Cover by Wenzel. Stories: "Planeteer" by Fred Saberhagen, "I Can Do Anything" by J.T. McIntosh, "Tandy's Story" by Theodore Sturgeon, "Kreativity For Kats" by Fritz Leiber, "Scent Makes A Difference" by James Stamers, "Homey Atmosphere" by Daniel F. Galouye, "All The People" by R.A. Lafferty, and "The Feeling" by Roger Dee. Softcover Pulp Digest, 5-in. x 7-in.; 194 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #75
    Girls' Romances (1950) 75
    Published Apr 1961 by DC.

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    Cover art by John Romita. The Moon in My Arms!, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Bernard Sachs; Larry falls for Linda, even though she is the girlfriend of his boss's son, but he doesn't believe that he can compete for her love. Silent Tears, Secret Tears!; Elsa sees Tony in the arms of another woman, but hesitates before confronting him, because Tony might realize his mistake on his own. My Turn for Tears!; Ellen tries to prove that her friend Maria's boyfriend Seven is unfaithful by making a play for him, but then she finds that she has fallen in love with Steven herself. Julia Roberts' Romance Report advice column. Promise Me Nothing!, pencils by John Romita; When Helena's boyfriend leaves her for her younger sister, it takes her a long time to trust that another man will ever really love her. House ad for Falling in Love #42, art by John Romita. House ad for the DC line of romance comics. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.