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Comic books May 1963

  • Issue #162
    Pep Comics (1940-1987 Archie) 162

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    "Lip Service"; Wanting to look more mature, Archie borrows a fake mustache from Jughead's disguise kit. "Glue Stew"; After Veronica breaks a heel on her shoes, Archie tries to glue it back on, with hair-raising results. "Final Edition," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Melody uses a surprising amount of wiles to secure an interview for the school paper with movie idol Tyrone McSwoon. "Vote Notes!", script and art by Joe Edwards; Jinx is nominated for class President and her campaign may ruin her father. Archie Club News. "To Drive, Or Not To Drive"; Fred will allow Archie to borrow his car only after Archie proves to him that he is a safe driver. "Snow Job" half-page story, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Veronica forgets an appointment with Archie. "Pip of a Dip" half-page story, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick; Hal Cooper grows impatient to get the bathroom from his daughter, Betty. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Vol. 6 #7
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  • Issue #3
    Phantom (1962 Gold Key/King/Charlton) 3

    Painted cover art by George Wilson. Roads and Vehicles -5 Medieval Street fact page, art by Jack Sparling. The Diamond Cup, script by Bill Harris, art by Bill Lignante; A lost and feverish hunter witnesses the Phantom's ceremony with a cup cut from solid diamond, then leads an expedition to find it again; Wells is betrayed by his financier and by his guide--who betrays the financier in turn. The Lion Hunt, art by Bill Lignante; King and Queen take Jack on his first lion hunt, but the amateur hunters they're guiding disobey instructions and have to be rescued from mauling. Modern Witchcraft text article. The Crybaby, script by Bill Harris, art by Bill Lignante; Repeatedly beaten by bullies, fatherless Cecil flees into the forest to be found by the Phantom, who takes him in to toughen him up by the rough-and-tumble of life with Bandar boys. Roads and Vehicles - 8 The King's Highway fact page, art by Jack Sparling. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #1-1ST
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    Volume 1 - 1st printing. Edited by Hugh Hefner. Collection of the best cartoons to be featured in the legendary Playboy magazine. Includes more than 320 cartoons! Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 192 pages, PC/PB&W. Mature Readers Cover price $2.00.

  • Vol. 10 #5
    Playboy Magazine (1953-Present HMH Publishing) Vol. 10 #5

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  • Issue #9
    Popular Jokes (1961) 9

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    Volume 2, Issue 9 - May, 1963. Adult/Girlie Magazine with cartoons and photos. Softcover, 8" x 11", 50 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #2
    Private Secretary (1963) 2

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  • Issue #127
    PS The Preventive Maintenance Monthly (1951) 127
  • Vol. 2 #8
    Rage for Men (1963-1964 Natlus) Vol. 2 #8

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  • Vol. 215 #2
    Ranch Romances (1924-1968 Clayton/Warner/Best Books/Literary Enterprises/Popular) Pulp Vol. 215 #2

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  • Issue #17
    Richie Rich (1960 1st Series) 17

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    Richie Rich stars in On Mars! (Richie dreams that he and Cadbury go to Mars) and Just Name It (Gloria wants Richie to stop buying her expensive presents). Little Dot stars in Little Dot and her Aunt Aggie (Aunt Aggie pretends she has super senses). Little Lotta stars in Call Me Speedy (Gramps is in car race). Toy soldier ad with art by Russ Heath. Cover art by Warren Kremer. $0.12. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #15
    Rifleman (1960 Dell/Gold Key) 15

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  • Issue #1-1ST
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    1st printing. "Rod Serling's Triple W: Witches, Warlocks and Werewolves!" Twelve tales of horror and macabre from the man who created the Twilight Zone. Softcover, 4-in. x 7-in., 182 pages, Text Only.

  • Vol. 8 #5
    Rogue (1955-1966 Greenleaf/Douglas) For Men/Designed for Men 1st Series Vol. 8 #5

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  • Issue #141
    Sad Sack (1949) 141
    Published May 1963 by Harvey.

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  • Issue #45
    Sad Sack's Funny Friends (1955) 45
    • Staple rust with migration. 2 1/4" Cumulative spine split.
  • Vol. 18 #5
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  • Vol. 21 #5
    See for Men (1942-1964 Excellent Publications) Vol. 21 #5

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  • Vol. 19 #8
    Sir! Magazine (1942) Vol. 19 #8

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  • Issue #74
    Six-Gun Heroes (1950 Fawcett/Charlton) 74

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  • Issue #3
    Snooper and Blabber Detectives (1962) 3
  • Vol. 3 #5
    South Sea Stories (1960-1964 Counterpoint Inc.) Vol. 3 #5

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    Men's Adventure magazine published by Adrian Lopez (owner of Counterpoint, Inc). Cover art by Matt Schneider. "Pirate Queen of the China Seas" by Cliff Wrede, "I Bought A Slave Girl" by Hank Lancer, "Challenge of the Whips" by John Lederer, plus other adventure stories. Interior illustrations are uncredited but often contributed to Mark Schneider, Howard Post, P. Max, Sydney Shores and/or John Willis. 66 pages, BW/text stories with illustrations and photos. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #51
    Space Adventures (1952 1st series) 51

    Cover by Dick Giordano. Stories by Joe Gill? and unknown. Art by Rocke Mastroserio and Bill Molno. Featuring: "You Could Be One"; "Dream On"; "Terror Dynasty"; "Never Talk to Strangers"; "The Visitors"; and the 2-page text story "The Thought Taker"! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #3
    Space Mouse (1960 Gold Key) 3
    • Water damage.

    # on cover: 10017-305 May. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #22
    Space War (1959) 22

    Cover by Dick Giordano. Stories by Joe Gill? and unknown. Art by Bill Molno, Rocke Mastroserio, and Dick Giordano & Vince Colletta. Featuring: "The Raiders"; "The Mercenaries"; "The Terrible Foe"; "The End of the Long, Long War"; "Strange World"; "Terms of Surrender"; and the 2-page text story "Make Mine Mars"! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #33
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    U.K. comic reprinting Atlas (Marvel) stories: Here Comes Thorr, the Unbelievable, Flesh and Blood, The GLOB! parts one and two, The Demon in the Dungeon!, and Let the Past Lie Buried!. Squarebound, 7" x 9", 52 pages, B&W.

  • Vol. 11 #2
    Sportsman (1953-1968 Male Publishing) Vol. 11 #2

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  • Vol. 14 #5
    Stag Magazine (1949-1994) Vol. 14 #5

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  • Issue #108
    Star Spangled War Stories (1952 DC #3-204) 108

    Dinosaur issue. Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito. Dinosaur D-Day featuring The War That Time Forgot, script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito. Jump Into Two Wars, script by Bob Haney, art by Joe Kubert. Infantry Nicknames half-page filler, script and pencils by Morris Waldinger, inks by Tom Nicolisi. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #152
    Strange Adventures (1950 1st Series) 152
    • Staple rust. Mold. Cover detached at one staple.

    "The Martian Emperor of Earth!" (art by Murphy Anderson); "The Day the World Lost its Atmosphere!" (art by Sid Greene); and Star Hawkins in "The Case of the Body-Switching Robot!" Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #108
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 108
    • 3/4" Spine split from bottom.
    • 3" Cumulative spine split.
    • 0.5" cumulative spine split.
    • 4 1/4" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached.
    • 3" Cumulative spine split. Staple rust. Water damage with mold.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple. 9" cumulative spine split. Staples added (not manufacturing).
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split repaired with tape. Staples added (not manufacturing).

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. The Human Torch stars in "The Painter of a Thousand Perils!", script by Stan Lee (plot) and Robert Bernstein [as R. Berns] (script), pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; A counterfeiter caught by the Human Torch finds magic paints and uses them to escape from prison and strike back at the Torch; Fantastic Four guest appearance. "The Heat's On" text story, art by Don Heck. "The Silent Giant," script by Stan Lee (plot) and Larry Lieber (script), pencils by Larry Lieber, inks by Sol Brodsky; An old hermit becomes enraged that the nearby redwood tree will outlive him, but when he dies the tree transforms its friend into an immortal redwood too. "The Iron Warrior," art by Steve Ditko; A knight of King Arthur's court resents the favor shown Merlin and so challenges him to a battle; Merlin's champion, a black knight, wins the competition; The envious knight still sneers at Merlin and claims he has no true magic powers. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #39
    Submarine Attack (1958) 39

    Cover by Sam Glanzman. Stories by unknown. Art by Bill Montes & Ernie Bache and unknown. Trapped aboard a dying submarine deep in enemy waters, a brave naval officer battles for the lives of his men and himself in..."The Medal Man"! Also featuring: "Sell-Out" and "The Shiano Dies"! Plus: 2-page text article "The History of Guns"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #51
    Sue and Sally Smith Flying Nurses (1962) 51

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    Cover by Joe Sinnott & Vince Colletta. Stories by unknown. Art by Joe Sinnott, Vince Colletta and unknown. Sally Smith and the unconscious young doctor came hurtling down toward Earth! Could she save him...or would they both be dashed to death, thousands of feet below in the dangerous green jungle? Don't miss Sue and Sally Smith in "Fall of Death"! The flying nurses also star in "The Surgeon Had to Die"! Plus: "First Case"! And: 2-page Martha Marsden Meditates text piece "Requirements for a Husband"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #46
    Sugar and Spike (1956) 46
    Published May 1963 by DC.

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    Cover art by Sheldon Mayer. Stories starring Sugar & Spike: Another Adventure with Muscles!, Uncle Charley's Sugar Cure, The Hat, Adventure with the Wooden Pussy Cat, and Sugar's Greatest Discovery. Scripts and art by Sheldon Mayer. Pint-Size Pin-Ups paper dolls by Mayer. Write Your Own Comic Page! by Mayer. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #3
    Supercar (1962) 3
    Published May 1963 by Gold Key.

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  • Issue #160
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 160
    Published May 1963 by DC.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Water damage.

    Cover art by Kurt Schaffenberger. The Mortal Superman! [chapter 1] starring Rocks Haney, script by Leo Dorfman, art by Al Plastino; Superman loses his powers and is vulnerable to his enemies. The Cage of Doom! [chapter 2]. The Super-Cop of Metropolis! starring Superman, Krypto (guest appearance), Jimmy Olsen, and Perry White, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. 32 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #161
    Superman (1939 1st Series) 161
    Published May 1963 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. The Last Days of Ma and Pa Kent!, script by Leo Dorfman, art by Al Plastino; On the anniversary of his adoptive parents' deaths, Superman recalls how he, as Superboy, sent his parents on a Caribbean cruise on which they contracted the fever plague and died. Superman Goes To War! starring Supergirl and the Zhorians, script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #41
    Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane (1958) 41
    • 1/2" spine split from top.
    • Water damage.
    • Centerfold detached.

    Cover art by Kurt Schaffenberger. The Devil and Lois Lane!, script by Leo Dorfman, art by Kurt Schaffenberger; When Superman overhears Lois tell her college boyfriend, Lance Jason, that she would sell her soul to the devil for a chance to marry Superman, he decides to teach her a lesson and masquerades as Satan, offering Lois her dream marriage in exchange for her soul. Winners of Lois Lane Hair-Style Contest. The Super-Suitor of Soomar!, art by Kurt Schaffenberger; Lois visits the planet Soomar where she meets a girl reporter much like herself, except that she resists the attentions of Soomar's super-hero, Super-Male. Superman's Romance with Lana Lane!, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; While visiting Superman's Fortress, Lois and Lana find a picture of Superman proposing to a girl who looks like both of them. Cover price $0.12.

  • Vol. 10 #2
    Swank Magazine (1941-2016) Vol. 10 #2

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  • Issue #41
    Tales of Suspense (1959) 41
    • Pieces of tape on interior cover.
    • Cover detached at one staple. 1' spine split from bottom.
    • 1 1/2" Cumulative spine split.
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #0350774002
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    • 3" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover by Jack Kirby. In the third appearance of Iron Man, he battles an evil genius named Doctor Strange - but it's not the Stephen Strange later introduced in Strange Tales - in "The Stronghold of Dr. Strange!", script by Stan Lee (plot) and Robert Bernstein (as R Berns), pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; An imprisoned criminal scientist takes control of Iron Man in order to free himself; He threatens to blow up the world unless he is made world ruler. "Music Master" text story. "The Sorcerer's Spell," script by Stan Lee (plot) and Larry Lieber (script), pencils by Larry Lieber, inks by Sol Brodsky; A wicked general plots the overthrow of his king, but is too afraid to try; He forces a gypsy sorcerer to enchant him to remove his fear. "The End of the Universe!", script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; In the year 3000 a faster than light space ship is developed to take man to the very end of the universe; Since the scientists think the chances of returning are slim, they choose a pilot with an unhappy life of no family, friends, or job who doesn't really care if he can return as long as he learns the secret of the universe. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #43
    Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 43
    • Staple rust migration. 1 1/2" Cumulative spine split.
    • Heavy staining on back cover.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple. Staple rust. Staples added (not manufacturing).
    • 3 1/4" spine split from the top. Cover detached at one staple.
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    • Label #0289573019
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    Cover by Jack Kirby and Sol Brodsky. The Mad Master of Time!, script by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber, art by Don Heck; A scientist forced to retire makes a device to artificially age others and holds the city hostage. Lady Luck text story. Frankie's Fast Ball!, script by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber, art by Larry Lieber and Sol Brodsky; A boy gains extraordinary physical and mental abilities due to his parents' exposure to radiation. My Fatal Mistake!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; A man is bitter because he has been replaced by a computer and must take a job servicing it. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #43UK
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    UK (England) edition, published simultaneously with the U.S. edition, and exactly like the U.S. edition except for UK cover price.

  • Issue #135
    Tarzan (1948-1972 Dell/Gold Key) 135
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Painted cover art by George Wilson. "The Vengeful Buffalo," art by Russ Manning; A description of the tenacity of Cape buffalo. "The Spear of M'Banda," script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Jesse Marsh; The witch doctor Itolo, seeking revenge for insults from Murviro, attempts to kill Muviro's son, M'Banda. M'Banda suffers a blow to the head that leaves his memory impaired; Due to his muddled reasoning, he makes his way to Pal-ul-don. Tarzan and the Waziri track him there and, on his recovery of his senses, bring him home. "Of Allah and Mohammed" text story. "The Talking Calabashes," script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Jesse Marsh; Boy and Dombie are kidnapped and make their escape inside calabashes being taken to market. "War Horn on the Mountain," script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Russ Manning; The brothers and their wives travel to Tembo, seeking grain. "The Hausa Boxer" one-page story, art by Russ Manning; Tarzan is challenged to a boxing match. Tarzan Pin-Up No. 4 by George Wilson. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #39
    Texas Rangers in Action (1956 Charlton) 39

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  • Issue #92
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series Journey Into Mystery) 92
    • Cover detached. Centerfold detached.
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #1399711003
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby. "The Day Loki Stole Thor's Magic Hammer," script by Stan Lee (plot) and Robert Bernstein (as R. Berns, script), art by Joe Sinnott; Loki magically diverts Thor's hammer to free himself from his chains; Thor returns to Asgard to find the hammer, and Loki tries to kill him with magical traps, but Thor overcomes them all to find his hammer and catch Loki; Odin and Jane Foster appearances; Heimdall cameo; Fricka cameo (first appearance of Odin's queen). "The Remedy Oil" text story, art by Marie Severin. "The Man Who Hated Monstro!", script by Stan Lee (plot) and Larry Lieber (script), art by Paul Reinman; A star acrobat is jealous of a popular gorilla at his circus and torments it; Finally, he arranges for the gorilla to break free so that it will be shot, but it has enough strength left to swing out on the trapeze to get revenge. "I Used to Be...Human!", script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; A space pilot is stranded on a planet where the only available food turns the eater into one of the planet's hideous natives; He eats the fruit in order to survive, but finds that the psychic communications of the creatures are so beautiful that he doesn't want to change back. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #92UK
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    UK Edition. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby. "The Day Loki Stole Thor's Magic Hammer," script by Stan Lee (plot) and Robert Bernstein (as R. Berns, script), art by Joe Sinnott; Loki magically diverts Thor's hammer to free himself from his chains; Thor returns to Asgard to find the hammer, and Loki tries to kill him with magical traps, but Thor overcomes them all to find his hammer and catch Loki; Odin and Jane Foster appearances; Heimdall cameo; Fricka cameo (first appearance of Odin's queen). "The Remedy Oil" text story, art by Marie Severin. "The Man Who Hated Monstro!", script by Stan Lee (plot) and Larry Lieber (script), art by Paul Reinman; A star acrobat is jealous of a popular gorilla at his circus and torments it; Finally, he arranges for the gorilla to break free so that it will be shot, but it has enough strength left to swing out on the trapeze to get revenge. "I Used to Be...Human!", script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; A space pilot is stranded on a planet where the only available food turns the eater into one of the planet's hideous natives; He eats the fruit in order to survive, but finds that the psychic communications of the creatures are so beautiful that he doesn't want to change back. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #18
    Three Nurses (1963) 18

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    Formerly Confidential Diary (1962). Cover by Pat Masulli? & Dick Giordano. Stories by unknown. Art by Tony Tallarico?, Norman Nodel? and unknown. Featuring: Lee Barry, Student Nurse, in "Confidential Diary of a Student Nurse"; Nancy White, Visiting Nurse, in "The Blue Dress"; and Anne Allen, Registered Nurse, in "The Case History of Rick Manton"! Plus: 2-page Martha Marsden Meditates text piece by Martha Marsden. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #445
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    Published 1963 (est.) by Fleetway.

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  • Issue #446
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    Published 1963 (est.) by Fleetway.

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  • Issue #447
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    Published 1963 (est.) by Fleetway.

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