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Comic books December 1961

  • Issue #12
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    Published Dec 1961 by 7-UP.

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  • Issue #283
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 283
    Published Dec 1961 by DC.

    First 12-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Legion of Super-Villains appearance in "The Red Kryptonite Menace!", script by Robert Bernstein, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye; Two shape-changing Durlans arrive on earth from the 30th century; They collect red and green kryptonite in an attempt to kill Superman; Three different Red Kryptonite meteors give Superman the ability to make his wishes come true, shoot fire from his mouth when he talks and read minds; Chameleon Men disguise themselves as President John F. Kennedy and Russian Premier Nikita Khrushchev. One-page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Six Red 'K' Perils of Supergirl!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; When Mr. Mxyzptlk made Supergirl invulnerable to Kryptonite, he neglected to extend the spell to cover Red Kryptonite as well. As a result, exposure to six Red K meteors turns Supergirl into a fat girl, a wolf-girl, and a microbe-sized girl. 36 Pages, Full Color, $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Dec 1961
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular) Pulp Dec 1961

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  • Issue #291
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 291
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
    • Cover detached at one staple. Water damage.

    First 12-cent cover-priced issue. Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. Superboy's Romance with Cleopatra, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; When Superboy reveals he's in love with Cleopatra to ward of the teen age girls of Smallville, Prof Potter helpfully invents a time machine to bring her to the present. Shorty humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Peg humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Bizarro Perfect Crimes--Tales of the Bizarro World, script by Jerry Siegel, art by John Forte; Superman helps find Bizarro-Lois No. 1. Little Pete humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pages. Cover price $0.12.

  • Vol. 1 #3
    Adventure Life Magazine (1961-1963 Atlas Magazines Inc.) 2nd Series Vol. 1 #3

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  • Issue #72
    Adventures of Bob Hope (1950) 72

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    Cover art by Bob Oksner. Untitled Bob Hope story, art by Bob Oksner; Bob is almost fired as a beauty contest promoter, but instead is sent out to buy a pad so that he can take notes; He encounters a beatnik reciting poetry on the beach. House ad for Superboy 93. People are People! public service announcement, art by Don Cameron. Untitled Bob Hope story, art by Bob Oksner; Bob is recruited by Vera Bentley to lead the venture of her father, P. R. Bentley, to find a fresh-water current two miles deep in the ocean. House ad for The Adventures of Jerry Lewis 67. Untitled Bob Hope story, art by Bob Oksner; Cha Cha and Olga try to blow up Bob to keep him from discovering the fresh-water spring; Vera saves Bob, but the bomb destroys the spring. Beatniks humor page by Mort Drucker. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #152
    Adventures of Mighty Mouse (1955 Pines/Dell/Gold Key) 152

    Mighty Mouse in "The Time Machine Trouble," "The Dangerous Records," and "The Mysterious House." Heckle and Jeckle and "All Wet" and "The Last Straw." Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #66
    Adventures of the Big Boy (1956) 66

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  • Issue #81
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  • Issue #82
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  • Issue #83
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  • Issue #84
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  • Issue #85
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  • Vol. 6 #12
    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (1956 Davis-Dell) Vol. 6 #12

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  • Issue #88
    All American Men of War (1952) 88

    Edited by Robert Kanigher. Cover by Jerry Grandenetti. Stories by Bob Haney, Irv Novick, Jack Abel, Morris Waldinger, Tom Nicolisi, Hank Chapman, 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.

  • Issue #7
    Amazing Adult Fantasy (1961) 7
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #0283360004

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Why Won't They Believe Me?, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; A man believes that he has discovered an alien invasion, but he is the real alien, and has amnesia. The Last Man on Earth; A paranoid man seals himself in a bomb shelter, but instead of a war, he misses the discovery of immortality in space and the exodus of humanity. Witch Hunt; A woman accused of witchcraft is exonerated, but discovers that her fiancé really is a witch. Journey's End. The Icy Fingers of Fear. All scripts by Stan Lee, all art by Steve Ditko. Every issue in this title contains wonderful O. Henry-style stores. This series was great while it lasted, but it was short-lived because Stan admitted he couldn't come up with twist-ending stories fast enough to meet the grinding monthly publishing deadlines. Little wonder, as he was also writing most other Marvel titles at the time. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.12.

  • Vol. 16 #5
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  • Vol. 35 #12
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 35 #12
  • Vol. 68 #4
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960-Present Dell) Vol. 68 #4

    December 1961. Stories: "Black Man's Burden" (part 1) by Mack Reynolds, "The helpful Hand of God" by Tom Godwin, "The Foreign Hand-Tie" by David Gordon, "Remember the Alamo" by R.R. Fehrenbach, and "Sleight of Wit" by Gordon Dickson. Science fact feature, "Engineer's Art" by Randall Garrett. Cover by Thomas. Illustrations by Schoenherr, Barberis, and Krenkel. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; 178 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #56
    Andy Panda (1953 Dell) 56

    Walter Lantz' Andy Panda. Cover by John Carey. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #124
    Archie (1943) 124
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    First 12c cover priced issue. Cover by Bob White. Stories by Frank Doyle, Joe Edwards and unknown. Art by Harry Lucey, Joe Edwards, Terry Szenics, Marty Epp and unknown. Archie accidentally gets an experimental chemical spilled on him, which causes him to switch bodies with a dog in "Dog's Best Friend"! Plus: Archie and Reggie act as judges at the state high school boxing championships, while professing scorn for the "barbaric" sport in "Big Fight Tonight"; Jughead gets a "bean-bouncer," a balloon attached to a headband and elastic, which allows the user to bounce the balloon against his head, in "Use Your Head!"; Li'l Jinx in the 1-pager "Good Shot!" by Joe Edwards; after an explosion in the chemistry lab, Jughead thinks he's turned Archie into a bee in "To Bee Or Not To Bee!"; and every time Archie says "Did you call me" followed by the person's name, that person responds with the same moldy old joke in "The Joke"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #72
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 72

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    Cover by Bob White. "The Paws That Refreshes," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; The girls find giant footprints in the sand and assume the boys are pranking them. "Poor Little Rich Girl," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica tries to convince Betty that her life is nothing but work, decisions and drudgery. "The Hideaway," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica goes to outlandish lengths to avoid Betty so Betty won't invite herself along on the outing Veronica has planned with Archie. "Stylish" one-page Shrimpy story, script and art by Joe Edwards. "Strike," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; The girls force Archie and Reggie to take them bowling. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #59
    Archie's Joke Book (1953) 59
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1568372013
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  • Issue #16
    Archie's Madhouse (1959) 16

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    Cover by Samm Schwartz. "Monster Institute of Transylvania," art by Samm Schwartz; A tour of the campus. "Why Is It?", art by Joe Edwards; Collection of gags involving bad luck. "His Secret Shame!", pencils by Bob White; A mad scientist sinks to a new low. Ad Archie's Christmas Stocking, Archie's Pals 'n' Gals. "Ready Made Doodles," art by Orlando Busino; Ready-made doodles for teachers, children, teens, and others. "I Got My Job through the Mad House Want Ads!", art by Joe Edwards; A man applies for various jobs; He eventually gets one through Mad House, which is a parody of "The Millionaire" television program. "The Discovery of Ears!", pencils by Bob White; A heavy snowstorm lets cavemen discover ears and hearing. Ad for Archie Giant Series Magazines. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19-25C
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals (1955) 19-25C
    • 1/2" spine split from top.
    • 1" Spine split from bottom.

    "School Pigeon," pencils by Harry Lucey; Archie and Jughead send Prof. Flutesnoot's robot to Mr. Weatherbee's office, intending to scare him. "Like Real Gone," pencils by Dan DeCarlo; While visiting her father's top-secret government plant, Veronica gets a mild dose of radiation that causes her to become temporarily invisible. Archie Giant Series Magazines ad. "Big Shot" one-page Li'l Jinx story by Joe Edwards. "The Siren"; Jughead spills a liquid he made in chemistry class on his hamburger and the reaction with the hamburger and pickle juice turns it into a potion; He accidentally spills it on Miss Grundy's hair. "Snowbound"; Archie gets stuck in a deep snow drift; Everyone tries to take advantage of the situation instead of helping him get out. "Concerned!" one-page Li'l Jinx story by Joe Edwards. "Haste Space"; Archie and Jughead convince each other that Dilton is a space alien in disguise. "Child's Play," pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Archie and Jughead build a snowman that looks like Mr. Weatherbee; Mr. Weatherbee changes it to look like Miss Grundy, who then changes it to look like Prof. Flutesnoot. "The Passion Potion," pencils by Bill Vigoda; Professor Flutesnoot invents a potion that makes Archie irresistible to Betty and Veronica, at least until it is washed off. 84 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #19-35C
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals (1955) 19-35C

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    35¢ Test Market Variant - "School Pigeon," pencils by Harry Lucey; Archie and Jughead send Prof. Flutesnoot's robot to Mr. Weatherbee's office, intending to scare him. "Like Real Gone," pencils by Dan DeCarlo; While visiting her father's top-secret government plant, Veronica gets a mild dose of radiation that causes her to become temporarily invisible. Archie Giant Series Magazines ad. "Big Shot" one-page Li'l Jinx story by Joe Edwards. "The Siren"; Jughead spills a liquid he made in chemistry class on his hamburger and the reaction with the hamburger and pickle juice turns it into a potion; He accidentally spills it on Miss Grundy's hair. "Snowbound"; Archie gets stuck in a deep snow drift; Everyone tries to take advantage of the situation instead of helping him get out. "Concerned!" one-page Li'l Jinx story by Joe Edwards. "Haste Space"; Archie and Jughead convince each other that Dilton is a space alien in disguise. "Child's Play," pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Archie and Jughead build a snowman that looks like Mr. Weatherbee; Mr. Weatherbee changes it to look like Miss Grundy, who then changes it to look like Prof. Flutesnoot. "The Passion Potion," pencils by Bill Vigoda; Professor Flutesnoot invents a potion that makes Archie irresistible to Betty and Veronica, at least until it is washed off. 84 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 353 #6
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 353 #6

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  • Issue #3
    Babes in Toyland (Golden Pictures Story Book) 3

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    (Scarce) Walt Disney's Babes in Toyland (Golden Pictures Story Book); Annette Funicello photo cover. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #41
    Baby Huey the Baby Giant (1956) 41

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  • Issue #144
    Batman (1940) 144
    Tags: Batman
    Published Dec 1961 by DC.
    • 2" cumulative spine split.
    • Cover oxidation.
    • Tape along spine inside and out.
    • 3" spine split from bottom.
    • Interior is complete. Extensive accumulation of defects. Cover detached at one staple.
    • INCOMPLETE. Piece missing, interrupts art or story. 1.5" Cumulative spine split.
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #2105269014
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Very small amount of dried glue on spine of cover.
    • Label #1345533009
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    First 12-cent cover price. Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Alien Feud on Earth," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Two aliens come to Earth to fight a duel over a girl, and they don't care who gets in the way.Strange Laws humor/non-fiction page by Henry Boltinoff. "The Man Who Played Batman," script by Arnold Drake, art by Sheldon Moldoff; Batman secretly joins a training ground started by the Joker, whose express purpose is to defeat the Batman! "People Are People!" public service announcement, art by Don Cameron. "Bat-Mite Meets Bat-Girl," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Bat-Girl gets seriously jealous when Robin tells her that there is another lady in his life, so Bat-Mite offers to help Bat-Girl get the man she loves. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Vol. 5 #6
    Battle Cry Magazine (1955 Stanley Publications) Vol. 5 #6

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  • Vol. 5 #3
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    The Baum Bugle: A Journal of Oz (1962) Volume 6 #1 is published three times annually by The International Wizard of Oz Club.

  • Issue #1219
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    Published 1961 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #1220
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    Published 1961 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #1221
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    Published 1961 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #1222
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    Published 1961 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #1223
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    Published 1961 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #36
    Beetle Bailey (1953 Dell/Charlton/Gold Key/King) 36
  • Vol. 8 #5
    Black Magic (1950-1961 Prize/Crestwood) Vol. 8 #5
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • 1" Cumulative spine split.

    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 # 50 on cover; listed as Vol. 5, issue #5 in indicia. A man ill-advisedly summons his exact duplicate from a book of demonology. A manual laborer on Mars dreams of traveling the stars, in a story "borrowed" from Jack Kamen's "Round Trip" in Weird Science-Fantasy (1954 E.C. Comics) #28. A scientist's son almost unleashes a T-Rex on the modern-day world. The Double Man; Dead End; Chain Letter; A Cry for Help; Way Out; Dinner at Seven; On Time; Watch on the Rhino. Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #167
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 167

    First 12c cover priced issue. Cover by Dick Dillin & Sheldon Moldoff. Stories by Dave Wood, Bob Haney and Jack Miller. Art by Dick Dillin & Charles Cuidera. Three stories! "The Demons of Forbidden Cove" - The gas that three creatures walking on water are shooting out overcomes the Blackhawks! Also featuring: "Challenge of the Solar Master" and "The Blackhawk Bandits"! Plus: 1-page text story "Mystery of the Missing Men"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #149
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 149

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  • Vol. 1 #8
    Bloodhound Detective Story Magazine (1961-1962 Digest) Vol. 1 #8

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  • Vol. 100 #8
    Bluebook For Men (1960-1975 H.S.-Hanro-QMG) Vol. 100 #8

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  • Vol. 1 #2
    Brigade (1961-1963) Vol. 1 #2
    Published Dec 1961 by UNKNOWN.

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  • Vol. 1 #2
    Brigade Magazine (1961-1963 Flightplan Inc.) Vol. 1 #2

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  • Vol. 14 #10
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  • Issue #76
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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. 4 #4
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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.

  • Vol. 4 #6
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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 #40
    Casper the Friendly Ghost (1958 3rd Series Harvey) 40

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    Cover by Warren Kremer. Harvey presents the adventures of Casper in the long-running series sometimes called The Friendly Ghost Casper. Casper's knack for doing good deeds puts him at odds with Mr. Bad Luck, who tries to ruin everybody's day. Plus a PSA on school bus safety featuring Casper. Casper the Friendly Ghost; Mr. Bad Luck; Wendy the Good Little Witch; Fools Errand; Changing Luck; First Prize; Greatest Show; Spooky: Bachelor Quarters; School Bus Safety. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.