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Comic books January 1963

  • Issue #296
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 296
    Published Jan 1963 by DC.
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1465463004

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. "The Invasion of the Super-Ants!", art by Al Plastino; When giant ants invade Metropolis, Superman uses Red Kryptonite to alter his head to resemble an ant's, so that he can communicate with the ants, who have kidnapped Lois Lane. One-page Cora the Car Hop story by Henry Boltinoff. Supermen of America ad. Superman ad. Batman and Robin ad. "The Girl Who Was Supergirl's Double!", script by Leo Dorfman, art by Jim Mooney; A series of coincidental events lead Dick to believe that Lena is really Supergirl, and he begins to pay her extra attention, which makes Linda jealous. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer comic book ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #20
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 20

    Archies Christmas Stocking Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #4
    Atom (1962) 4
    Published Jan 1963 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Label #0127558015
    • RESTORATION. Minor color touch.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($26.85) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1041071005

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. "The Machine That Made 'Miracles'!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson; Traveling to Happy Harbor to give a speech to graduates at Snapper Carr's home, Ray witnesses as Snapper's boat suddenly goes from being an ordinary row-boat to a giant sail boat he wishes he has; Deciding to learn the cause of his mystery, Ray changes into the Atom and decides to secretly help Snapper, so that Snapper has a good story to share with his fellow Justice League members; When crooks realize that something around Happy Harbor is turning dreams into reality, they try to steal some dress jewels that have become real. "The Case of the Innocent Thief!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson; When a series of crimes are committed by people who have concrete alibis that put them far away from the robbery, Ray Palmer decides to figure it out as the Atom. Letter to the editor from MyComicShop owner Buddy Saunders. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #5
    Baby Huey and Papa (1962) 5
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.80) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • File Copy.
    • Label #0093106003
  • Issue #51
    Battlefield Action (1957) 51

    Cover by Dick Giordano? Stories by unknown. Art by Carl Lindgren, Bill Fraccio? & Tony Tallarico? and u nknown. Featuring: "Fireball"; "Spit and Polish"; "Long Night"; "The Raider"; "Fatso"; and the 2-page text story "The Bridge"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #180
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 180

    Will Blackhawk's son come to the team's rescue? Featuring: 8 page Blackhawk story "The Son of Blackhawk" drawn by Dick Dillin and Charles Cuidera; 7 page Blackhawk story "The Crazy Quilt Crimes" drawn by Dick Dillin and Charles Cuidera; 7 page Blackhawk story "The Mystery of the Lost Crusaders" drawn by Dick Dillin and Charles Cuidera. Cover by Dick Dillin and Sheldon Moldoff. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #45
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 45
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    Strange Sports Stories. Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Joe Giella. "Challenge of the Headless Baseball Team," script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Joe Giella; An alien race comes down to Earth to challenge the New York Jets baseball team to a game; Lefty Clark, the star pitcher, must prevent them from winning the pendant and the object of power hidden within. "Goliath of the Gridiron," script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Joe Giella; Jim Spencer was a weak, stringy young man who one day discovered the small plant he had been taking care of had grown unnaturally bigger; Tasting some of the berries grown from the plant, Jim soon becomes stronger and faster, allowing him to become the star quarterback of the Campus team, and also winning the girl of his dreams. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #53
    Casper the Friendly Ghost (1958 3rd Series Harvey) 53
  • Issue #29
    Challengers of the Unknown (1958 DC 1st Series) 29
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    "Four Roads to Doomsday." The Challengers are tricked into disabling four machines that supposedly threaten the planet. "The War Between the Challenger Teams." Two teams of Challengers (Rocky and Prof vs. Ace and Red) unknowingly battle each other after getting mixed up in a conflict between fish men and lava men. Art and cover by Bob Brown. Superman stars in a one-page public service announcement, "Pennies for UNICEF!" Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #131
    Dagwood Comics (1950) 131
  • Issue #64
    Dennis the Menace (1953 Standard/Pines/Haliden/Fawcett) 64

    Cover art by Owen Fitzgerald. Plane Foolish starring Dennis the Menace, script by Fred Toole, art by Owen Fitzgerald. Scary Stuff starring Dennis the Menace, script by Fred Toole, art by Owen Fitzgerald. Reprints of daily Dennis the Menace cartoons by Hank Ketcham. Shorty's Tall Stories; Shorty tells the tall tale of how he and his dog Bob became the world's fastest canoe racers. When Was the First Thanksgiving? text story. Scrambled Shopping starring Dennis the Menace, script by Fred Toole, art by Owen Fitzgerald. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #4
    Devil Kids Starring Hot Stuff (1962) 4

    Hot Stuff and the Wallpaper People; Hot Stuff feels hi cave is boring, so he goes out to buy wallpaper. Hot Stuff Meets Blasty; Uncle Steamy gives Hot Stuff a devil dog (Blasty) to play with. Friendship, Anybody?; After two birds make the remark "He couldn't make friends with anybody!", Hot Stuff goes into the city to find a friend. The Great Salesman starring Stumbo the Giant, art by Warren Kremer. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #301
    Escapade in Florence (1963 Movie Comics) 301

    # on cover: 10043-301. Photo cover of Tommy Carpenter (Tommy Kirk) and Annette Aliotto (Annette Funicello). Inside front cover movie stills. "Walt Disney's Escapade in Florence," art by Sparky Moore; Two young Americans stumble upon a gang of art thieves in Italy. Based on the 1962 two-part episode of the Disneyland television show starring Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello. Florentines and Art article, art by Sparky Moore. Back cover photo of Annette Funicello. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Vol. 12 #1
    Fantastic (1952 Pulp) Vol. 12 #1

    Volume 12, Issue 1 - January, 1963. Cover by Vernon Kramer. Features "Neither Stairs Nor Door" by Robert F. Young. 5.5-in. x 7.75-in.; black and white; 128 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 16 #1
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    Volume 16 - Number 1, January 1963. Pulp magazine devoted to exploring the paranormal. Articles and Stories include What Power Guided us thru 7 Battles, I Lived in a House with a Curse, and The Girl who Caught a Fairy's Wing! Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 130 page, Text (with B&W Illustrations and Photos). Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #36
    Fightin' Air Force (1956) 36

    Stories by Joe Gill? Art by Bill Molno, Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia, Jack Abel, Rocke Mastroserio and unknown. Featuring: "Fighter Pilot"; "Tactical Problem"; "First Mission"; 1-page Lest We Forget story "How Good We Are!"; 1-page Your Role in the Cold War story "Plan Your Future Now!"; and "They're Winning the Peace"! Plus: 2-page text story "Allies in the Air"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #50
    Fightin' Army (1956) 50

    Cover by Jack Abel. Stories by Joe Gill and unknown. Art by Jack Abel, Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia, Bill Molno, Rocke Mastroserio and unknown. Featuring: "The Bridge"; "The Last Man"; "A Man Returns"; "The Terrorists"; 1-page story "Sniper Hunt"; 1-page Your Role in the Cold War filler "God is Never Out of Style"; and a 2-page Always Alert text article! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #109
    Forbidden Worlds (1952) 109
    Published Jan 1963 by ACG.

    Cover by Ogden Whitney. Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Stories by Richard Hughes, credited as Kurato Osaki and Shane O'Shea. Art by Chic Stone, John Forte, Tom Hickey and Paul Reinman. An anthology series featuring tales of fantasy and science fiction adventure from legendary early independent comics publisher ACG. A group of merchants sets up shop in a new Earth colony on a distant planet, but they must deal with hostile aliens taking their stuff; A mysterious stranger convinces the jury of a murder trial that the defendant is innocent; A cursed mirror steals the face of whoever looks into it. Youll Make a Million Bucks Up There!; Verdict: Not Guilty; Through the Mists; The Mirror That Stole Faces! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #77
    Fox and the Crow (1951) 77
    Published Jan 1963 by DC.
  • Issue #97
    GI Combat (1952) 97
    Published Jan 1963 by DC.
    • INCOMPLETE. Large chunk torn from corner of book. Interrupts art and story. Full length spine split, both covers completely detached.

    Russ Heath cover and art. Greytone cover. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Greasy MAD PB (1963 Signet Books) 1-REP

    Signet Books Edition - 2nd and later printings. NOTE: Covers on reprints may vary. Do you have a well-groomed mind? Mess it up with GREASY MAD STUFF! Softcover, 4-in. x 7-in., 192 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #18
    Green Lantern (1960-1988 1st Series DC) 18

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Joe Giella. World of Perilous Traps!, script by John Broome, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Joe Giella; In their last encounter, Sinestro implanted a telpathic command into Hal Jordan's mind, which causes him to release Sinestro from his imprisonment; Sinestro then transports Hal to Qward for a battle, where Hal tricks him into thinking he no longer has his Green Lantern Ring and then imprisons Sinestro again. Touchdown for Picasso! public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Sheldon Moldoff. Green Lantern Vs. Power Ring!, script by John Broome, pencils by Gil Kane (pencils pages 1-6; layouts pages 7-12) and Mike Sekowsky (pencils pages 7-12) inks by Joe Giella; During a series of distance control tests, Bill Baggett finds Hal Jordans ring and uses it for destruction before Hal overcomes him through willpower and regains the ring. 32 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #74
    Gunsmoke Western (1955-1963) 74
  • Issue #2
    Hanna-Barbera Band Wagon (1962) 2
  • Issue #64
    Harvey Hits (1958) 64
    Published Jan 1963 by Harvey.

    Sad Sack's Army Life Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #19
    Huckleberry Hound (1959 Dell/Gold Key) 19
  • Vol. 12 #6
    If Worlds of Science Fiction (1952 Pulp Digest) Vol. 12 #6

    January, 1963. 5.25-in. x 7.5-in.; black and white; 130 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #5
    Incredible Hulk (1962-1999 1st Series) 5
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($8.49) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Color touch, front cover re-glossed, cover TRIMMED. Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. "Beauty and the Beast!," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; Underground overlord Tyrannus kidnaps Betty and lures the Hulk into his subterranean kingdom, forcing the Hulk to do his bidding to keep Betty safe. "The Hordes of General Fang!," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; The Hulk thwarts a would-be Genghis Khan conqueror named General Fang from taking over the Asian province of Llhasa, and he only has to dress up as the Abominable Snowman once to do it. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #1
    Jetsons (1963 Gold Key) 1
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.50) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Heavy staple rust/migration.

    Number/month on cover: 10041-301, January. Comic book version of the popular Hanna Barbera cartoon show. Issue features the Jetsons in an untitled story, "A Boy's Best Dog is his Friend," and "Dear Old Dad." Issue also has Lippy Lion and Hardy Har Har in "The Rainmakers," one-page gag strips, and a one-page text feature "Jet Propulsion." Back cover is pinup of front cover illustration. Story and art credits: unknown. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #92
    Jughead (1949 1st Series) 92

    Cover art by Samm Schwartz. Merchant Princes, script by Frank Doyle, art by Samm Schwartz; When Pop Tate is sick, he agrees to allow Jughead, Archie and Reggie to run the Chok'lit Shoppe. The Critic humor page starring Shrimpy, script and art by Joe Harold. Friend In Need, script by Frank Doyle, art by Samm Schwartz; Betty accuses Jughead of being a false friend because he won't take risks on Archie's behalf. The Touch, script by Frank Doyle, art by Samm Schwartz; Jughead stands outside a movie theatre with his hat off, and someone gives him enough money for a ticket. Early To Rise, script by Frank Doyle, art by Samm Schwartz; Mr. Andrews is in a great mood early in the morning, until Jughead shows up. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #3
    Jungle War Stories (1962) 3

    "Scorpion in the Haysack," "Operation Mongrel," "The Dance of Death," and "The Reluctant Hero!" Painted cover. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #301
    Lady and the Tramp (1963 Movie Comics) 301

    10042-301. Disney. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #F-232
    Land of Hidden Men PB (1963 An Ace Sci-Fi Classic Novel) F-232

    #F-232 (.40c Cover Price) - Ace Science Fiction Classic Edition - By Edgar Rice Burroughs. Cover and Title Page illustration by Roy Krenkel, Jr. Asia, vast continent of ancient civilizations and mysterious peoples, has many corners little known to the rest of the world. One such was the jungle-hidden heart of exotic Cambodia, where Gordon King, a daring American explorer, stumbled upon the thousand-year secret kingdom of THE LAND OF HIDDEN MEN. Softcover, 4-in. x 6 1/2-in., 192 pages, Text Only. NOTE: The original title of this story was "Jungle Girl." Published circa 1963. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #18
    Life with Archie (1958) 18

    Cover art by Bob White. Book-length story in four chapters: "What's My Crime," "The Plot Thickens," "The Trial Begins," "Not Guilty,"; When Mr. Weatherbee's safe is robbed of an envelope containing the $500 student fund, one of Archie's bow ties is found near the safe, and when Archie is accused of the crime, he doesn't deny it; Archie is taken into custody and put on trial, but Betty and Veronica suspect that he's trying to cover up for someone else. Oh, Boy! one-pager starring Li'l Jinx, script and art by Joe Edwards. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #301
    Lion (1963 Movie Comics) 301

    #10035-301 on cover. Photo cover of Tina Bullit (Pamela Franklin) and Robert Hayward (William Holden). Five captioned movie stills on inside front cover. "The Lion," script by Irene Kamp and Louis Kamp, art by Jack Sparling; Young Tina, who lives with her mother and stepfather on a wildlife reserve in Kenya, befriends a full grown lion. Based on the 1962 film starring William Holden. "The Legendary Lion" one-page story, art by Jack Sparling. The Lion Pin-Up No. 1 photo on back cover. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #301A
    Lion of Sparta (1963 Movie Classics) 301A

    Version with ad on back cover. Lion of Sparta. #12-439-301 on cover. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #166
    Little Lulu (1948 Dell/Gold Key) 166
    • INCOMPLETE. Part of page missing. Interrupts art and story.

    Predicting the Present; Tubby uses his famous glass doorknob to tell Lulu what she will get for Christmas. Stale Tree; Tubby catches a crook inside the Sunset Diner. The King and the Silly Witch; Lulu tells Alvin about the king who wished there would be no more snow. The Shut-In; Lulu forgets to include Tubby on her Christmas card list. Paid in Full; Tubby accidentally gives his half dollar to a Santa Clauss charity pot. The Case of the Stolen Stocking; Tubby thinks Mr. Moppet has taken Lulus Christmas stocking. The Surprise; Tubby sneezes all the ornaments off the Moppets Christmas tree. Christmas Carols; Mr. Grump does not appreciate the kids Christmas caroling. Sneaky Santa; Mr. Moppet ends up being towed behind a plane in a Santa suit. The Kiss Collector; Tubby wants to use his mistletoe to get a kiss from Gloria. The Little Eskimo Girl and the Stuck Santa; Lulu tells Alvin about when Santa got stuck in the top of an igloo. 84 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #25
    Love Diary (1958 Charlton) 25

    Cover by Dick Giordano. Stories by Joe Gill? Art by Vince Colletta and unknown. Her fickle heart betrayed her in..."Summer Love"! Also featuring: "The Girl Who Had Everything"; "The Trouble with Amy"; and "Obey Your Heart"! Plus: 2-page Martha Marsden Mediates text piece. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #76
    Mad (1955 Magazine #24 On) 76

    Cover art by Norman Mingo. "If Kids Designed Their Own Christmas Toys," script by Al Jaffee, art by Al Jaffee (models) and Lester Krauss (photos); Examples of plans for various toys and the actual to scale models of those same toys. "In the Doctor's Office," script and art by Don Martin. "If the U.S. Government Bought Like the U.S. Public Buys," script by Stan Hart, art by George Woodbridge; Pentagon purchasing based on advertising, coupons and volume discounts. "TV Pilot Films That Never Made It," script by Stan Hart, art by Mort Drucker; Samples of TV pilot shows that were bad ideas. "A Mad Look at the U.S. Space Effort," script and art by Sergio Aragones. "Seeing Isn't Always Believing," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Wally Wood; How news photos can be used to distort the record of various events. "The Lighter Side of Winter," script and art by Dave Berg; Series of illustrated humorous anecdotes concerning winter and winter activities. "Modern Teenage Sports," script by Arnie Kogen, art by George Woodbridge; Examples of teenage behavior modified to become sporting events. "Mad's Modern Aids to Happier Living," script by Don Reilly, art by Joe Orlando; Dubious solutions to some of the irritations of modern life. "Mad's Movie Theater Owner of the Year," script by Larry Siegel, art by Jack Rickard; A successful movie theater owner is interviewed. "In a Sicilian Restaurant," script and art by Don Martin. "Mad's Merry Christmas Happy New Year Alphabet Book," script by Frank Jacobs, art by Bob Clarke; Satirical holiday-based items for every letter of the alphabet. 52 pgs., B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #301
    Music Man (1963 Movie Classics) 301

    #12-538-301 on cover. Movie adaptation. Photo cover with Shirley Jones. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #75
    My Greatest Adventure (1955) 75

    "Castaway Cave-Men of 1950"; "Brannion vs. the Terrible Titan"; and "I Was the Hunted Man-Bird of Mystery Mesa!" (art by Gene Colan). Colan cover. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #126
    Our Army at War (1952) 126
    Published Jan 1963 by DC.
    • Cover detached.

    Cover art by Russ Heath. The End of Easy Co. starring Sgt. Rock, script by Bob Kanigher, art by Joe Kubert. The Fort That Wouldn't Stay Up, script by Hank Chapman, art by Irv Novick. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #F-233
    Out of Time's Abyss PB (1963 An Ace Sci-Fi Classic Novel) F-233

    #F-158 (.40c Cover Price) - Ace Science Fiction Classic Edition - By Edgar Rice Burroughs. Cover and Title Page illustration by Roy Krenkel, Jr. On Caprona, the Land that Time Forgot, all of the world's savage past still lived. Here were dinosaurs and flying reptiles, here were the most primitive of cavemen and the last of the Bronze Age barbarians. But there was one more secret that the claws and fangs and sharp-edged spears guarded most of all. This is the story of the man who tried to find that final secret. When Bradley, the adventurer, dared to cross the last terrible barrier to the heart of Caprona, he entered a world of wonder, terror and danger beyond the imagination of any man - except the imagination of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Softcover, 4-in. x 6 1/2-in., 128 pages, Text (with B&W Chapter Illustrations). NOTE: Published circa 1963. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #123
    PS The Preventive Maintenance Monthly (1951) 123
  • Issue #196301
    PS The Preventive Maintenance Monthly Index 196301

    This is the 7th issue, the January-June 1963 issue indexing PS Magazine #'s 122-127. PS The Preventive Maintenance Monthly Indexes are published twice yearly and cover the first six and the last six months of each year. The interior is text only (an index), but the front and back cover feature full page illustrations from the Will Eisner (creator of the Spirit) Studio.

  • Issue #64
    Romantic Story (1949) 64

    Cover inks by Vince Colletta? Stories by unknown. Art by Vince Colletta?, Charles Nicholas and unknown. You go along day after day taking life, love and happiness for granted...then something happens and your world shatters in..."My Mixed-Up Heart"! Also featuring: "Through Loves Eyes! [sic]"; "An Old Flame"; and "Dangerous Romance"! Plus: 2-page Martha Marsden Meditates text article "Just Don't"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #3
    Screen Thrills Illustrated (1963) 3

    Text features illustrated with numerous photographs. Topics in this issue include Superman, Tarzan, Laurel & Hardy, Dr. Satan, "serial queen" actresses, western stars "Big Boy" Williams and Rex Bell, and Republic Pictures. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #301
    Six Black Horses (1963 Movie Classics) 301
  • Issue #49
    Space Adventures (1952 1st series) 49

    Cover by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia. Stories by unknown. Art by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia, Bill Molno and Rocke Mastroserio. Featuring: "His Own Kind"; "Unknown Hero"; "The Key to Life"; "Good-Will Ambassador"; and the 2-page text story "The Three Throgas of Threma"! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #20
    Space War (1959) 20

    Cover by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia. Stories by Joe Gill? and unknown. Art by Charles Nicholas, Vince Alascia and Bill Molno. Featuring: "Underworld"; "The Beginning"; "The Brain Master"; and the 2-page text story "Engine No.329 - Always on Time"! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.12.