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Avon Science Fiction and Fantasy Reader (1953 Pulp/Digest) comic books

  • Vol. 1 #1
    Avon Science Fiction and Fantasy Reader (1953 Pulp/Digest) Vol. 1 #1


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    Volume 1, Issue 1 - January, 1953. Volume 1 No. 1. Cover by Leo Manso. Science Fiction and Fantasy stories by Alfred Coppel, Irving Cox, Jr., Arthur C. Clarke, Bryce Walton, John Christopher, E. Everett Evans, Milton Lesser, Charles L. Harness, Glen Malin, John Jakes, Frank Owen, and Theodore R. Cogswell. Illustrations by Everett Raymond Kinstler, John Giunta, Vincent Napoli, Gerald McCann, and Mort Lawrence. 5 1/4-in. x 7 1/2-in.; b&w text with spot illustrations; 128 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 1 #2
    Avon Science Fiction and Fantasy Reader (1953 Pulp/Digest) Vol. 1 #2


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    • Back cover detached 5%. Water damage: Slight.
    • Front cover detached 10%. Back cover detached 5%.

    March 1953. Cover by Leo Manso. Edited by Sol Cohen. Stories by Jack Vance, Irving Cox, Jr., Arthur C. Clarke, Kris Neville, John Christopher, Noah Gordon, Milton Lesser, John Jakes, and R. S. Richardson. Art by Everett Raymond Kinstler, John Giunta, Norman Nodel, Gerald McCann, and Mort Lawrence. One of Avons experiments with combining pulp magazines and comics, this is a merger of two previous Avon digest-format magazines, Avon Fantasy Reader and Avon Science Fiction Reader. DP!; The Rather Improbable History of Hiliary Kiffer; Survivor; Breaking Point; As Holy and Enchanted; Hunt the Red Roe; Crack of Doom; Book reviews; The Agent; Forever is So Long; A Night on Mars Hill; The Parasite. 5-in. x 7.5-in., 128 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.