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Comic books January 1962

  • Issue #1
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    Published Jan 1962 by 7-UP.

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  • Issue #284
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 284
    Published Jan 1962 by DC.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • 1 1/4" Cumulative spine split.
    • Centerfold detached.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. Mon-El appearance in "The Babe of Steel!", script by Robert Bernstein, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; Superman uses red kryptonite to become baby-sized in order to get through a hole in the Phantom Zone that threatens to become larger. Ad for Superman Annual. Supermen of America ad. "The Strange Bodies of Supergirl!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; Supergirl deals with the effects of three Red Kryptonite meteors, the last of which turns her into a mermaid; She visits Atlantis, where Jerro proposes to her, but neither of them realizes that Lori's sister Lenora is also in love with Jerro. Batman ad. Letter to the editor from E. Nelson Bridwell. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #1962
    Adam (1956 Knight Publishing) Calendar 1962

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    Special Edition 1962 wall calendar featuring a bevy of the most beautiful girls featured in Adam Magazine. 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 12 pages, full color. MATURE READERS Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #292
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 292
    • 1/2" Spine split from top of comic.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan. The Laughing Stock of Smallville, script by Bill Finger, art by Al Plastino; Luthor pulls a series of stunts designed to make Superboy look ridiculous. Origin explains how Luthor lost his hair and began to hate Superboy. Professor Eureka humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Bizarro Creates a Monster--Tales of the Bizarro World, script by Jerry Siegel, art by John Forte; Handsome Bizarro movie hero viewed as monster. Ollie humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pages. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #129
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 129

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    "Prehistoric Island!" (script by Derek Rutherford, art by Pete Costanza); "They're Good Luck!"; "Unknown Rescuer!" (art by Ogden Whitney); and "The Man in the Picture!" (script by Richard Hughes as "Pierre Alonzo," art by Tom Hickey). Kurt Schaffenberger cover. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #68
    Adventures of Jerry Lewis (1957) 68

    First 12-cent cover price issue. Photo cover of Jerry Lewis. The Errand Boy, pencils by Bob Oksner, inks by Graham Place; An adaptation of Jerry Lewis movie "The Errand Boy." Lola humor page by Mort Drucker. The Secret of the Happy Pig public service announcement starring Peter Porkchops, script by Jack Schiff, art by Rube Grossman. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #67
    Adventures of the Big Boy (1956) 67

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  • Issue #16
    Adventures of the Fly (Fly Man) (1959) 16

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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 Killer Plants and the Giant Shawabtis. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Adventures of the Jaguar (1961) 4

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    "The Monster of the Mystery World," "The Return of the Cat Girl," and "The Secret of Jaguar Junction!" Edited by Victor Gorelick. Cover by John Rosenberger. Stories by Robert Bernstein and John Rosenberger. Super-hero adventure stories in which the Jaguar battles such villains as the Monster of the Mystery World and the Cat-Girl. He also explores the Secret of Jaguar Junction. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.12.

  • 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 #1
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    Originally given away with New Hotspur #119

  • Issue #1-1ST
    All This and Snoopy, Too PB (1962 Fawcett Crest Book) A Peanuts Book 1-1ST

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    1st printing. By Charles M. Schulz. Featuring selected cartoons from YOU CAN'T WIN CHARLIE BROWN Vol. 1. Beware of Snoopy? Yes indeed. Snoopy is dangerously habit-forming. A real spellbinder. No one is safe from his reckless charm, his dashing antics, his dogged imagination. But then who wants to be? Softcover, 4-in. x 7-in., 120 pages, B&W. All Ages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #8
    Amazing Adult Fantasy (1961) 8

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    Cover art by Steve Ditko. The Coming of the Krills; The alien Krill offer the most beautiful woman in the universe to an earthman if he will betray his native planet but finds to his regret that beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. Everyone Likes a...Ghost Story; A swindler buys a castle with the intention of faking it as a haunted attraction, but then he meets a real ghost and dies of heart failure thus ends up legitimately haunting the castle. The Eyes of Edward Morgo. The Yo-Yo. A Monster Among Us; An alien ambassador lands on Earth and, because of its monstrous appearance, is driven away. All scripts by Stan Lee, all art by Steve Ditko. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 36 #1
    Amazing Stories (1926 Pulp) Vol. 36 #1

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    Jan 1962. Science fiction stories by Ben Bova, Mark Clifton, J.G. Ballard, Miriam Allen deFord, and Roger Dee. Virgil Finlay (2), Dan Adkins, and Emsh illustrations. Cover by Ed Emshwiller. 5-1/2 in. x 7-1/2 in.; black and white; 128 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 68 #5
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960) Vol. 68 #5

    January 1962. Stories: "Black Man's Burden" (conclusion) by Mack Reynolds, "Naudsonce" by H. Beam Piper, "Worm in the Woodwork" by E.C. Tubb, and "Idiot Solvant" by Gordon R. Dickson. Science fact feature, "The Big Boom in Forming" by Willis Cain. Short review of Robert Heinlein's "Stranger in a Strange Land." Cover by Birmingham. Illustrations by Morey, Williams, Goodavage, and Schoenherr. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.5-in.; 178 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #15
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 15

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    Archie's Christmas Stocking. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #73
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 73

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    Cover art by Bob White. "Gift Wrapped"; Veronica receives a gift sent from India but is disappointed when she sees it's just a rope; She gives it to Betty who discovers that it's a magic rope. "Prisoner of Love"; Reggie gets handcuffed to a girl. Monster Coloring Page. "The Place Kick"; Archie is demonstrating how to do a place kick and accidentally kicks Veronica in the backside. "Power Failure," pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Betty rubs a flashlight lens to clean it and a genie pops out that grants her wishes. "Music for You!"; Article about the benefits of music. "Help Wanted!"; Jinx's mother wants her to clean her room but Jinx says she has a hundred things to do today. "The Failure"; A monster follows Betty and Veronica home but since they don't believe in monsters they thinks it's just someone dressed up. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #2-1ST
    Asterix HC (1961-2015 Dargaud) French Edition 2-1ST

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    NOTE: All Text is in French - Volume 2 - 1st printing. "La Serpe d'or (Asterix and the Golden Sickle)!" Written by René Goscinny. Art by Albert Uderzo. Getafix has broken his golden sickle, so Asterix and Obelix visit Lutetia to buy a new one for him. But the sicklesmith--a cousin of Obelix--has vanished without a trace. Where could he have gone? And can Asterix solve the mystery and bring Getafix what he needs? Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11 1/4-in., 48 pages, full color.

    Note: All Text is in French.

  • Issue #2-REP
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    NOTE: All Text is in French - Volume 2 - 2nd and later printings. "La Serpe d'or (Asterix and the Golden Sickle)!" Written by René Goscinny. Art by Albert Uderzo. Getafix has broken his golden sickle, so Asterix and Obelix visit Lutetia to buy a new one for him. But the sicklesmith--a cousin of Obelix--has vanished without a trace. Where could he have gone? And can Asterix solve the mystery and bring Getafix what he needs? Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11 1/4-in., 48 pages, full color.

    Note: All Text is in French.

  • Issue #42
    Baby Huey the Baby Giant (1956) 42

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  • Issue #1-1ST
    Barbie Coloring Book Introducing Midge SC (1962 Whitman) 1-1ST

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    #1183 - 1st printing. Barbie, Ken, and Midge enjoy time at a Dude Ranch and vacation in New York City (even taking in the Statue of Liberty). Plus--Barbie's dad joins in the fun! Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 128 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.29.

  • Issue #9
    Bat Masterson (1960) 9
  • Issue #41
    Battlefield Action (1957) 41

    Stories by unknown. Art by Bill Molno, Charles Nicholas? & Vince Alascia? and unknown. Featuring: "The Panzer Pinch"; "Punishment Company"; "The Flaming Yalu"; and the 1-page text story "If At First....."! Plus: a 2-page Always Alert text article by Harold Gluck! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #11
    Beep Beep The Road Runner (1960 Dell) 11

    Comic book adventures of the famous Warner Bros. cartoon characters The Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote. The Road Runner in "Fun in the Sun," "King-Size Surprise," "The Trombone Boo Boo," and "Jeep Beep." Issue also has one-page gag strips, one-page text feature "Apple Pie Order," and Daffy Duck in "Spook Spoof." No story/art credits given. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #32
    Billy the Kid (1956 Charlton) 32

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    Edited by Pat Masulli. Cover by Dick Giordano. Stories by Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio, Sal Trapani, Charles Nicholas, Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio, Bill Molno, and Vince Alascia. 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 #168
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 168

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    Andre attacks the Blackhawks with a whirling dervish machine! Featuring: 7 page Blackhawk story "The Menace of the Blackhawk Museum" drawn by Dick Dillin and Charles Cuidera; 7 page Blackhawk story "The Man Who Idolized the Blackhawks" drawn by Dick Dillin and Charles Cuidera; 8 page Blackhawk story "The Blackhawk Time Travelers" drawn by Dick Dillin and Sheldon Moldoff. Cover by Dick Dillin and Sheldon Moldoff. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #39
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 39

    First 12-cent cover-price. Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito. "Prisoners of the Dinosaur Zoo," script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito; Investigating the remains of a robot and a dinosaur, the Suicide Squad enter a cave, are swallowed by another dinosaur, and find an entire prehistoric world within it. "Rain of Fire!", script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito; The Suicide Squad is captured by an artist who turns them into golden statues and intends to sell them to a gang boss. The Amazing Avalanche Hunters! article. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #28
    Brides in Love (1956) 28

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    Last 10c cover priced issue. Cover by Dick Giordano? & Vince Colletta. Stories by unknown. Art by Dick Giordano?, Joe Sinnott, Charles Nicholas?, Vince Colletta and Sal Trapani? Featuring: "Ask Me Twice"; "Beyond My Love"; and "First Man"! Plus: 1-page fillers "Conversationally Speaking" and "Love Makes The World Go 'Round"! Also: 2-page text article "Marriage on the Campus"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #82
    Bugs Bunny (1942 Dell/Gold Key) 82

    Bugs Bunny in "Idle Idol Emeralds," "Mutiny on the Bunny," "Mystery at Mouldy Mansion," and "Aqua Antics." Issue also has one-page gag strips, one-page text feature "Henery Makes a Catch," and Tweety and Sylvester in "When the Cat's Away." 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 497,724. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #77
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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. 1 #9
    Cartoon Parade (circa 1960) Vol. 1 #9

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    Volume 1, No. 9. January 1962. Cartoon Parade is a mature humor digest magazine aimed at men that featured mostly single page cartoon gags and photo Pin-Ups of pretty women (no nudity). This issue features a 6-page comic strip "Supersonic Sammy in Big Cheese of the Milky Way" penciled by Basil Wolverton. A number of cartoons are drawn by Bill Ward, plus one by Dan DeCarlo and one by Jack Cole (under alias "Jake"). Softcover Digest, 5 1/2-in. x 7-in., 98 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #41
    Casper the Friendly Ghost (1958 3rd Series Harvey) 41
  • Issue #12
    Casper's Ghostland (1958) 12

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  • Issue #16
    Casper's Ghostland (1958) 16

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  • Issue #23
    Challengers of the Unknown (1958 DC 1st Series) 23

    First 12-cent cover price. "Death Guarded the Doom Box." The Challengers face a series of traps and obstacles while attempting to thwart a criminal intent on landing a wizard's deadly device. "The Island in the Sky." Two alien scientists warn the Challengers about Zog, a villain who has stolen a sky platform. Art and cover by Bob Brown. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #F-170
    Chessmen of Mars PB (1962 An Ace Sci-Fi Classic Novel) F-170

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    Ace Books F-Series: Book 170 (.40c Cover Price) - By Edgar Rice Burroughs. Cover and Title Page illustration by Roy Krenkel, Jr. Story was originally published in 1922. Human chessmen who must fight to the death at their masters' command - such is but one of the many thrills that await the reader in this terrific tale of adventure and discovery in the lost cities of Barsoom - the Mars of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Gahan of Gathol pits his sword against heads without bodies and bodies without heads, against fiendish monarch, and against the terrors of a forbidden city - with his reward the hand of a captive maiden, Tara, the Warlord's daughter. Softcover, 4-in. x 6 1/2-in., 256 pages, Text Only. NOTE: Published circa 1962. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #25
    Cheyenne (1957) 25
    Published Jan 1962 by Dell.
  • Issue #32
    Cheyenne Kid (1958 Charlton) 32

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    Cover by Jack Keller & Dick Giordano. Stories by unknown. Art by Jack Keller, Dick Giordano and Rocke Mastroserio. Stone Deer was Cheyenne's blood brother...but when he turned renegade, it led to..."The Battle of the Brothers"! Plus: Cheyenne Kid also stars in "The Dangerous Dandy"! And: back-up story "The Enemy"! Also: 2-page text story "Carey's Chance"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Classics Illustrated 165 The Queen's Necklace (1962) 1

    The Queen's Necklace, 1st Printing, Painted Cover. Gray Morrow art. (HRN 164, with 1/62 date). The three million dollar necklace had disappeared. The jewelers had delivered it to Queen Maria Antoinette. But she said she had sent it back, and she showed a receipt for the jewelers. The jewelers said they had never received the necklace. They produced a letter for the Queen accepting the necklace and promising payment. Who had stolen Maria Antoinette's necklace? Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #2
    Combat (1961 Dell) 2
    Published Jan 1962 by Dell.

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    "Pearl Harbor." Art by Sam Glanzman. Painted cover. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #126
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  • Issue #127
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  • Issue #128
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  • Issue #129
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  • Issue #2
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  • Issue #15
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    Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B/W.

  • Issue #16
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    Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B/W.