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Comic books August 1961

  • Issue #8
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    Published Aug 1961 by 7-UP.

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  • Issue #279
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 279
    Published Aug 1961 by DC.
    • Water damage, oxidation.
    • Water damage.
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Minor color touch. 1.25" Spine split from top with glue.
    • 1 1/2" Spine split.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Super-Rivals!", art by John Forte; In this imaginary tale, Lois Lane becomes engaged to Hercules and Lana Lang becomes engaged to Samson. Superman ad. Secret Origins ad. One-page Tricksy story by Henry Boltinoff. "Supergirl's Secret Enemy!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; Kandorian scientist Lesla-Lar uses her transporter ray to change places with Supergirl and becomes Lex Luthor's secret weapon. Batman and Robin ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #287
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 287
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • 1 1/2" Spine split from top of comic.
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Moderate color touch. 1 1/2" cumulative spine split. Cover detached and centerfold detached at one staple. Glue at staples.
    • 2" spine split from top of comic.
    • 1 3/4" spine split from top of comic.
    • Cover detached at both staples.
    • 2" cumulative spine split.
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    • Cover detached.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. War of the Superboys, script by Jerry Siegel, art by George Papp; Bad boy Dev-Em escapes Krypton and arrives on Earth. Shorty humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 1st Bizarro Perry White and Jimmy Olsen in Jimmy Olsen's Kookie Scoops--Tales of the Bizarro World, script by Jerry Siegel, art by John Forte; Jimmy accidentally gets transported to the Bizarro World and tries to work for the Bizarro newspaper. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #1
    Adventure Life Magazine (1961-1963 Atlas Magazines Inc.) 2nd Series Vol. 1 #1

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  • Issue #126
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 126

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    "Heavenly Heavyweight!" (script by Richard Hughes as "Shane O'Shea," art by Ogden Whitney); "The Highway to the Past!"; "Was He Psychic?"; and "A Tomb for Hussein Ali!" (script by Derek Rutherford, art by Edd Ashe). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #70
    Adventures of Bob Hope (1950) 70

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    Written by Bob Oksner. Art and Cover by Mort Drucker. Bob Hope, America's favorite funnyman, discovers an island of beautiful women in an untitled 3-part story! Plus: Inside Hollywood article. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #62
    Adventures of the Big Boy (1956) 62

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  • Issue #64
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  • Issue #65
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  • Issue #66
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  • Issue #67
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  • Issue #27
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    Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #28
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    Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #29
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    Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #30
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    Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #31
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    Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #86
    All American Men of War (1952) 86

    "Top Gun-Ace," "Tiptow Thru the TNT," and "Bronze Star Express!" Edited by Robert Kanigher. Cover by Ross Andru and Jerry Grandenetti. Stories by Robert Kanigher, Irv Novick, Morris Waldinger, Tom Nicolosi, Hank Chapman, Jack Abel, Bob Haney, Ross Andru, and Mike Esposito. Adventure tales of war and the military, including some humor—go into combat with All American Men of War! Ad for Batman Annual #1. Letter page art by Joe Kubert. Ad for Superman Annual #3, art by Curt Swan and Stan Kaye. Ad for Secret Origins #1. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Amazing Adventures (1961 1st Series) 3
    • INCOMPLETE. Two wraps missing at centerfold, interrupts art and story. Cover detached. 5 1/2" cumulative spine split.
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    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • 1 piece of tape on interior back cover.
    • Label #83F31E-005
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    • 7 1/2" cumulative spine split.
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    • INCOMPLETE. Page missing. Interrupts art and story.

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. We Were Trapped in the Twilight World!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; A college student and his girlfriend are transported into prehistoric times, where they discover that legends like the abominable snowman and flying saucers are the result of time anomalies. The Masterpiece text story. The Teddy Bear, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; As a young girl, Carol had received a teddy bear that she kept by her side always; Her husband, Jim, is a surveyor, and is assigned to a rough rocky region for a short period; Jim spots some mountain lions tracks, and, gun in hand, goes off after the beast; however, the mountain lion knocks Jim aside, damaging his gun, and heads for the tent where Carol is asleep. Doctor Droom Meets Zemu!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 35 #8
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  • Vol. 67 #6
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960) Vol. 67 #6

    August 1961. Stories: "Status Quo" by Mack Reynolds, "The Quaker Cannon" by Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth, "Hanging by a Thread" by David Gordon, "Flamedown" by H.B. Fyfe, and "Lost in Translation" by Larry M. Harris. Science fact feature, "The Unwanted Evidence" by Walter B. Gibson (of Shadow fame). Cover by Schoenherr. Illustrations by Schoenherr, Barberis, Douglas, and Summers. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; 178 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #121
    Archie (1943) 121

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    Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo. Stories by unknown. Art by Dan DeCarlo and unknown. Archie can't figure out how Veronica knows his every move, until he realizes he's being followed by a "shadow" who appears to be everywhere Archie goes in "The Shadow Knows"! Plus: Veronica throws a costume party where the kids come dressed as historical characters in "Party Time!"; Archie tries yoga and gets himself stuck in "A New Twist"; the kids are having a dance party at Veronica's house, but have to keep moving the party in "Dancing Daddyo"; Reggie is bullying the freshmen of the high school, but one boy doesn't back down and challenges Reggie in "On Second Thought"; Reggie and Archie are talking in Miss Grundy's class about how to spend their afternoon in the 1-pager "Surprise Invitation"; and Reggie rigs Archie's car so it won't run, then offers to rent it from Archie for the day in "Jack Of All Trades"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 12

    Katy Keen Holiday Fun Art by Bill Woggon Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #68
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 68

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    Cover art by Bob White. Take Me To Your Leader, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Betty becomes a beatnik, complete with bongo drums, progressive jazz music and an unkempt sweater. Saved By the Belle, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Archie tries to make time with the sexy new man-eater in town, Viv Laverne; When Veronica is about to catch them together, Betty hides Viv and makes it look like she's the one who is secretly dating Archie. The Disinterested, script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; When Betty has a date, Veronica spends the entire night stalking them to make sure that her date isn't actually with Archie. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #56
    Archie's Joke Book (1953) 56
  • Issue #14
    Archie's Madhouse (1959) 14

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    Cover pencils by Bob White. "If Teen-Agers Formed a Union!", pencils by Bob White; What would happen if a teen union was allowed to bargain on use of the family phone, allowances, the TV set, the family car, homework, emergencies, movies, government, chores, and prices. "If Girls Played Baseball," pencils by Bob White. "Teen-Age Credit Card," art by Orlando Busino; What would happen if teenagers had a different credit card for each of their activities (including a card for comic books). "Monster Mask," art by Orlando Busino; Directions for making a monster mask from the drawing printed across the centerfold; Instructions on how to make Frankenstein monster shoes. "The Discovery of Girls - Mr. Weatherbee Presents Great Moments in History"; How life was without girls and how Sturdley Flemsch discovered them when castaway on a remote tropical island. Ads for Betty and Veronica Summer Fun, Archie Giant Series Magazines. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    Baby Huey the Baby Giant (1956) 37
  • Issue #141
    Batman (1940) 141
    Tags: Batman
    Published Aug 1961 by DC.
    • Tearing to interior (slightly affects letters page).
    • 6" Cumulative spine split.

    Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Crimes of the Clockmaster," script by Jerry Coleman, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; A strange clock arrives at Police HQ, which gives clues to up-coming crimes; Batman is able to correctly decipher the third clue in order to round up the Clockmaster. It's Fun to Serve! public service announcement, art by Bernard Baily. "The Race of Death," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Batman and Robin are on the scene of the special Seth Baylor Cross Country race being held outside of Gotham City because they believe a murder will occur there. One-page Lefty Looie story by Henry Boltinoff. "Batwoman's Junior Partner," script by Bill Finger, art by Sheldon Moldoff; The publicity that Bat-Girl gets after having captured a criminal called the Moth results in the humiliated criminal seeking his revenge on her. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    Battlefield Action (1957) 37

    "The Lone G.I.," "Where Do They Come From" (pencils by Charles Nicholas, inks by Sal Trapani), "Blast Him Out," and "Eulogy For a Coward." Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 5 #2
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    The Baum Bugle: A Journal of Oz (1962) Volume 5 #2 is published three times annually by The International Wizard of Oz Club.

  • Issue #3
    Black Magic Vol. 8 (1961) 3

    "Big Medicine," "The Gravimonster," "Dancing Ghosts," and "Derelict Rocket." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #163
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 163

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    Cover by Dick Dillin & Sheldon Moldoff. Stories by Dave Wood?, Jack Miller? and unknown. Art by Dick Dillin, Charles Cuidera and Sheldon Moldoff. Three stories! "The Fisherman of Crime" - The Fisherman captures Blackhawk and uses him as a lure in his other fishing related crimes. Plus: "Lady Blackhawk's Deadly Romance" - The Blackhawks suspect Count Frederik, the favorite citizen of Moravia, is really a master thief. And: "The Giants from the Ancient World" - While fleeing the Blackhawks, Mysto discovered the ancient weapons of Ka-Run, including two giant statues that come to life to attack the Blackhawks. Also: 1-page text story "Attack by Night"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #146
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 146

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  • Issue #36
    Casper the Friendly Ghost (1958 3rd Series Harvey) 36

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  • Issue #26
    Chip N Dale (1955 Dell) 26

    Cover art by Harvey Eisenberg. Something to Crow About, pencils by Pete Alvarado; A pair of crows throw Chip 'n' Dale out of their home and move in themselves. House ad for 3000 Prize Dell Comics Contest. Two in a Tizzy, pencils by Pete Alvarado; Donald's speedboat swamps Chip 'n' Dale's homemade sailboat. A Ticklish Situation starring the Three Little Pigs, art by Jack Bradbury; Practical invents a rocket that sends the Big Bad Wolf to a planet of wolves. Night Fright, pencils by Pete Alvarado, inks by Steve Steere; Chip 'n' Dale seek refuge from a thunderstorm in a cave and find a missing chipmunk child. Up a Tree, pencils by Pete Alvarado, inks by Steve Steere; Donald disturbs the peace and quiet of the woods when he practices his saxophone. 32 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #573
    Classics Illustrated Junior (1953 - 1971 1st Print) 573

    "The Crystal Ball" Brothers Grimm story; An enchantress had three sons, but the old woman did not trust them and thought they wanted to steal her power from her; So she changed the eldest into an eagle and the second into a whale; the third son went away. "The Fish and the Cat." "There Was An Old Person From Wilts" limerick by Edward Lear. Article on The Mastodon, art by H. J. Kihl. Color This Picture With Crayons page. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #104
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  • Issue #105
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  • Issue #106
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  • Issue #107
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  • Issue #5
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    Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B/W.

  • Issue #6
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    Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B/W.

  • Issue #121
    Dagwood Comics (1950) 121
  • Issue #45
    Dell Giant (1959) 45
    Published Aug 1961 by Dell.

    Helping Hand starring Nancy and Sluggo; Nancy overpacks for summer camp. Good Deed; Sluggo tries to fix the step on Mr. McOnion's front porch. Camp Fafamama, script by John Stanley; Nancy arrives at summer camp to find the lump in her bed has grown bigger since last year. McOnion's Treat, script by John Stanley; Mr. McOnion decides to send Sluggo to summer camp to get rid of him for the summer. Tussle With Tweak, script by John Stanley; Nancy teaches the camp bully a lesson. The Mystery Guest, script by John Stanley; Sluggo arrives at summer camp. Canoe Race, script by John Stanley; Tweak and Knuckleknob challenge the girls to a race across the lake and back in canoes. Indian Legend, script by John Stanley; Tweak tells Nancy the Indian legend of a papoose left hanging in a tree. 80 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #46
    Dell Giant (1959) 46
    Published Aug 1961 by Dell.

    Bugs Bunny's Beach Party (August 1961). Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #47
    Dell Giant (1959) 47
    Published Aug 1961 by Dell.

    Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck in Vacationland. Back-up stories include Li'l Bad Wolf in "Good Deed Daddy," Goffy and Gyro Gearloose in "Trouble Traveler," the Seven Dwarfs and Mickey Mouse in "Diamond Mine Dilemma," Brer Rabbit and Chip 'n' Dale in "Brer Rabbit's Bad Habit," Donald's Nephews and Daisy's Nieces in "The Toy Testers," Pluto, Morty, and Ferdie in "Hard to Swallow," Daisy, Minnie, and Donald in "South of the Border," and Uncle Scrooge and Grandma Duck in "The Case of the Missing Money." Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #53
    Dennis the Menace (1953 Standard/Pines/Haliden/Fawcett) 53

    Cover art by Al Wiseman. The winner of a Dennis (Jay North) lookalike contest. Papa Dennis starring Dennis the Menace, script by Fred Toole, art by Al Wiseman. Ship Ahoy starring Dennis the Menace, script by Fred Toole, art by Al Wiseman. Reprints of daily Dennis the Menace cartoons by Hank Ketcham. The Big Lift text story. A Grampa Story, art by Al Wiseman; Grampa tells a tall tale about the "Treasure of John Doe. A Full House starring Dennis the Menace, script by Fred Toole, art by Al Wiseman. Tree's a Crowd starring Dennis the Menace, script by Fred Toole, art by Al Wiseman. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #294
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 294
    • Cover detached, 3" cumulative spine split.
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1172824003

    Cover art by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Villain of 100 Elements" starring Batman and Robin, script by Bill Finger, art by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane); Professor Higgins has designed an element-converter, but his assistant, John Dolan, is accidentally exposed to it; The exposure causes his body to change into different elements; The professor makes a control belt for him, but the power warps Dolans mind causing him to become a criminal; While the professor works on a cure, Batman and Robin try to stop Dolan and his newly recruited gang. "The Fantastic Fish That Defeated Aquaman" starring Aquaman and Aqualad, art by Nick Cardy; Harry Black has large sea monsters at his command and is attacking shipping. "The Bullets That Backfired" text story. "The Martian Weakling" starring John Jones Manhunter from Mars, art by Joe Certa; Lost in another dimension, the criminals have Martian powers but Jones has none. 32 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #78
    Donald Duck (1940 Dell/Gold Key/Whitman/Gladstone) 78

    #78, 7-8/61 15c. Issue features "Tenderfoot Tourist" in which Donald strays from his tour group in Europe and winds up on a dangerous adventure, "The Trouble Shooters," and "Pioneer Party." Issue also has Goofy in "The Chum for Hire," a one-page text story "One Small Unwanted Wolf," and one-page gag strips. Story and art credits: unknown. Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 12 #15
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  • Vol. 12 #16
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