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Comic books January 1950

  • Issue #186
    Famous Funnies (1934) 186

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    Cover by Ralph Briggs Fuller. Stories and art by Lawrence Lariar, John Spranger, Allen Saunders, Elmer Woggon, Clifford McBride, Philip Francis Nowlan, Rick Yager (credited as Dick Calkins), Clark Haas, Claude Dunnagan, Rodlow Willard, Mabel Burwick (credited as Odin), Martha B. Links, and Ralph Briggs Fuller. The long-running series that introduced "comic books" to the world, featuring reprints of comic strips. Scorchy discovers who's behind the counterfeit emeralds. Pursuing Vertek, Ben Friday meets the beautiful but deadly Maxine and the mysterious Baron X. Dickie Dare tries to prevent a primitive civilization from learning about gunpowder. Ben Friday; Steve Roper and Wahoo; Napoleon; Buck Rogers; Scorchy Smith; Jungle Test; Dickie Dare; Bobby Sox; Yipee; Oaky Doaks. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Jan 1950
    Fantastic Adventures (1939-1953 Ziff-Davis Publishing) Pulp Jan 1950
    • 2 1/2" Cumulative spine split.

    Jan 1950. Cover by Ramon Naylor. Stories include "The Usurpers" by Geoff St. Reynard, "The Man Who Could Not Die" by Lee Francis, "Jirandel" by Warren Kastel, "Sanctuary" by Charles Recour, "The Exteroceptor Deceptor" by Craig Browning, "The Golden Mask of Agarti" by John & Dorothy deCourcy, "Revolt in Pacifico" by Anthony B. Ott, and "The Crumbling World" by Berkeley Livingston. Illustrations by Leo Ramon Summers, Bill Terry, and Murphy Anderson. 7-in. x 9.75-in.; black and white; 162 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 3 #5
    Fantastic Novels (1940-1951 Frank A. Munsey) Pulp Vol. 3 #5
    • Cover TRIMMED at edge. Full length spine split (glued).
    • 5" Cumulative spine split. Piece missing from back cover. Water damage.

    Jan 1950. Cover and illustrations by Lawrence Stevens. "The Flying Legion" by George Allan England. Softcover Pulp, 7-in. x 9-in.; 130 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 3 #5
    Fantastic Novels (1948-1951 New Publications) Canadian Edition Vol. 3 #5

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    Canadian Edition says "The World's Best Fantasy Fiction" on cover. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #4
    Fast Fiction (1949) 4

    Cover art by Jim Lavery. "The 39 Steps," script by John Buchan (original story) and Dick Davis, art by Jim Lavery; Richard Hannay helps secret agent Scudder hide out in his flat; Unfortunately, when Scudder is killed, Hannay is accused of the crime and his best hope for clearing his name is to uncover the conspiracy of undercover agents who orchestrated Scudder's death; Adaptation of John Buchan's novel 'The Thirty-Nine Steps.' Vulture Illustration. NOTE: The first five issues of Fast Fiction were reprinted under the title Stories by Famous Authors Illustrated. Except for the title change on the cover, the editions are identical. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 3 #1
    Fate Magazine (1948-Present Clark Publishing) Digest/Magazine Vol. 3 #1

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    Volume 3 - Issue 1, January 1950. Pulp magazine devoted to exploring the paranormal. This issue features "The Hendershot Motor Mystery", "The Case For Spiritualism", "The Ghosts of Borley Rectory", and Jack Sheridan explores "Druidism in Chicago". Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 130 page, Text (with B&W Illustrations and Photos). Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #142
    Feature Comics (1939) 142

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    Untitled story; Stunt Man Stetson and Nipper rescue Minx from a blackmail plot. "Awk! Shenanigan!", script and art by Bernard Dibble; Shenanigan unwittingly aids a criminal in an effort to be more helpful to the public. Untitled story; A fired employee creates a stampede to disrupt Swing Sisson's performance at a rodeo. Untitled Lala Palooza story, script and art by Bernard Dibble. Untitled story, script and art by Harry Sahle; Rims has difficulty building a doghouse. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Felix the Cat (1948 Dell/Toby/Harvey) 12
  • Vol. 5 #1
    Fifteen Sports Stories (1948-1952 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 5 #1

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  • Issue #66
    Fight Comics (1940) 66
    • Cover and centerfold detached at one staple. Tape on interior cover.

    Cover by Edmund Good and others. Edited by Joseph V. Daffron and Jerry Iger. Stories and art by Jack Kamen, Edmund Good, John Forte, and David Heames. A combat-themed anthology from Fiction House that featured early work from many future comics legends (often uncredited) in the Eisner-Iger Shop. Tiger Girl helps a scientist seeking a lost tribe of Neanderthals in the jungle, but the truth is more sinister; Peaches goes undercover as the dancer Fatima to help Hooks Devlin investigate a smuggler's club; Senorita Rio and reporter Jack Stet discover Baron Mendez is planning a revolution to take over all of South America. Gorilla-vs.-Tiger Girl cover. Tiger Girl; Risks, Unlimited starring Rip Carson; Kayo Kirby; The Epic of the Revenge: Conclusion; Hooks Devlin; Senorita Rio; Captain Fight. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Film Stars Romances (1950) 1

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. A combination of romance comics and celebrity gossip from L. B. Cole's Star Publications. Bit player Mason loves movie star Rita Carlyle, but she doesn't even remember their past together. Biographies of movie legends Rudolph Valentino and Gregory Peck, plus movie star Dan Dailey. On the Altar of Fame; In Love and Hollywood; I Don't Remember You; Rudolph Valentino; Gregory Peck; Dan Dailey; The Darkened Trail. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #2
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  • Issue #261
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 261
    • 2 1/2" Cumulative spine split.

    Indicia title is "Walt Disney's MICKEY MOUSE and the MISSING KEY, No. 261." Cover art by Paul Murry. Mickey Mouse and The Missing Key, art by Jim Pabian; Two clowns deliver a steel trunk to Goofy, an inheritance from his Uncle Clown Goof; However they didn't leave a key to the trunk, so Mickey and Goofy travel to Clownland to retrieve the key. Mickey Mouse and the Phantom Thief, script and art by Bill Wright; Chief O'Hara comes to Mickey's house late at night to request his help because a string of burglaries has been committed. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #262
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 262

    Indicia title is "RAGGEDY ANN AND ANDY, No. 262." Vitamin Water; Mr. Diggs has the Raggedys mix some vitamins in a pool of water, creating "vitamin water" that causes plants to grow and makes people energetic. The Cloudburst; The Raggedys prevent Grinny Bear and Snoopwiggy from taking Sunny Bunny's kite; To get revenge, the villains start a fire that threatens the Raggedys' doll house home. The Bow and Arrow Hunters; The Snoopwiggy and Grinny Bear are shooting arrows at everyone in the forest. The Raggedy Snake in Loonie Land; When Bertram Bear threatens to ruin the Raggedys' picnic with Mummy and Sunny Bunny, the Raggedys make a fake snakeskin to scare him away. The Pumpkin Patch Pies; Mr. and Mrs. Meadow-Mole are living in a pumpkin in Mr. Digg's pumpkin patch and are selling pumpkin pies. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #195001
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  • Issue #23
    Funny Folks (1946) 23
    • Water damage.
  • Vol. 36 #2
    G-Men Detective (1935-1953 Standard Magazines) Pulp Vol. 36 #2

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  • Issue #14
    Gabby Hayes Western (1948 Fawcett) 14

    Gabby Hayes stars in "The Mail Must Go Through," "Fishing For Trouble," and "The Cook Crook." Young Falcon stars in "Death Across the Ice!" Photo covers. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 9 #1
    Gags Magazine (1941 Triangle Publications) Vol. 9 #1

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    Vol. 9 #1 - Jan./Feb. 1950. Single-panel gag cartoons. 10 1/2-in. x 13-in., 40 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #13
    Gang Busters (1948) 13
    Published Jan 1950 by DC.

    Theda and Emerson Hall photo cover. Pyramid Pirates, script by Phil Evans, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. The Mob That Kidnapped a Town, art by Dan Barry. Lionel Trains ad. Bandit Squad, script by Phil Evans, art by Nick Cardy. Tom Mix Compass Gun and Whistle ad. Green Arrow and the Red Feather Kid public service announcement. Crime in the Corral, art by Ruben Moreira. Prescription for Death, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 8 #4
    Gay Love Stories (1942-1960 Columbia Publications) Pulp Vol. 8 #4

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  • Issue #35
    Gene Autry Comics (1946-1959 Dell) 35

    Gene Autry stars in "Bullet-Proof" and "The Secret of Saddle Butte." Jesse Marsh art. Back-up story, "The Ruse." Two-page text story, "Detective Denny." 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #69
    Giggle Comics (1943) 69

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  • Issue #44
    Girls' Fun and Fashion Magazine (1950) 44

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    Stories and art by Corrine Dillon and others. A magazine for girls from the producers of Parents' Magazine, with stories, fashion and advice as well as comics. Numbering continues from Polly Pigtails (Parents' Magazine Press, 1949 series) #43. Christmas decorations and cookies; Twin sisters Rhona and Rhoda Wurtele from Canada both become champion skiers; Life in the world-famous Rockettes dance troupe. Frozen Fish Story; Christmas Cookies; Canadas Terrific Twins; Polly Makes Her Own Tree Trimmings; Backstage with the Rockettes. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #44
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    52 page issue. In order of appearance: "A Man to Beware Of" art by Bob Peterson, reprinted in Complete Love Magazine Vol. 26 (1951) #3 and Real Love (1949-56 Ace) #62; "Hate Kisses" reprinted in Love at First Sight (1949) #30; "The Flirt and the Heartbreaker" reprinted in Love at First Sight (1949) #28; "Footloose Fiancé" reprinted in Glamorous Romances (1949) #78; "Something Old, Something New..." reprinted in Love at First Sight (1949) #28; and "That Wild Curtiss Girl" reprinted in Love Experiences (1949) #26. "Glamorizing Yourself: 'Make-Up' to Men..." text article reprinted as "Your Charm Guide..." in Love at First Sight (1949) #25, "For a More Glamorous You..." in Complete Love Magazine Vol. 30 (1954) #3, "Glamorizing Yourself..." in Glamorous Romances (1949) #83, "Glamorize Yourself..." in Glamorous Romances (1949) #85, and "The Charm Corner..." in Real Love (1949-56 Ace) #74. 52 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Good Humor Magazine (1948-1956 Capitol/Charlton) 9

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    Issue #9 - Jan. 1950. Jokes and single panel cartoons. 8 1/2-in. x 11 1/2-in., 50 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #61
    Grin (1950 Hobby Publications) 61

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    Issue #61, Jan. 1950. Humorous single-panel cartoons and some text stories. 8-in. x 11-in., 48 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #44
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  • Issue #1-1ST
    Hank Williams' Country Hit Parade SC (1950 Acuff-Rose) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. 20 songs complete by legendary singer/songwriter Hank Williams - words and music, with chord symbols and guitar diagrams. Plus, 6 full pages of family and band photos. Softcover (Saddle-Stitched/Stapled), 9-in. x 12-in., 48 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #29
    Happy Comics (1943) 29
    Published Jan 1950 by Nedor.

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    Contains three Frank Frazetta illustrations. Frazetta illustrations appear in eighteen consecutive issues of Happy Comics (1943) (#20-#37) and in sixteen consecutive issues of Goofy Comics (1943 Nedor/Standard) (#20-#35). Contains funny animal stories. In order of appearance: "Happy Becomes a Housekeeper!" by Vincent Fago; "Francois Feline in 'Mental Mousetrap!'"; "Little Billy Bear"; "Uncle Fuzzy Hare in 'Money to Burn!'"; "Bruno Bear, 'Bruno at the Bat!'" by Vincent Fago; "Oliver Owl" art by Lynn Karp; "Whitey in 'Food for Thought!'" art by Bob Wickersham; "Mrs. Sippi in 'Fish Story!'" art by Don Christensen; and "Oliver Owl in 'Dog Lesson!'" art by Lynn Karp. Illustrated text stories: "Flippy the Monk: This Ambitious Creature Leaped Before He Looked!" by Uncle Andy, illustration by Frazetta; "The Talkative Mouse: Mortimer Just Kept Chattering All the Time" by Elizabeth Starr, illustration by Frazetta; and "Eager Beaver: Benny Just Couldn't Wait to Grow Up and Work!" by Elizabeth Starr, illustration by Frazetta. 52 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
    Happy Comics (1943) 35
    Published Jan 1950 by Nedor.

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    Contains three Frank Frazetta illustrations. Frazetta illustrations appear in eighteen consecutive issues of Happy Comics (1943) (#20-#37) and in sixteen consecutive issues of companion title Goofy Comics (1943 Nedor/Standard) (#20-#35). Contains funny animal stories. In order of appearance: "Happy Hare in 'The Wild West'"; "Casey the Cat"; "Goofy Gander Does a Little Reading" by Lynn Karp; "Bizzy and Dizzy"; "Brownie Bear"; "Peter Pigly in 'Practice Makes Perfect'" by Lynn Karp; "Casey the Cat"; "Bonny Bunny in 'No Sale'" by Vincent Fago; and "Buddy Bear in 'Buddy's Fairy Godmother'" by Lynn Karp. Illustrated text stories: "The Paleface: Muji the White Elephant Gets a Big Surprise" by Uncle Andy, illustration by Frank Frazetta; and "Smart as a Fox: Fuzzy Teaches the Forest Bully a Good Lesson!" by Mickey Klar Marks, illustration by Frank Frazetta. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Having a Baby Is Fun (1950 Crib Diaper Service Co.) 1

    A fun book for parents...and those about to be! Cartoon and baby name book.

  • Vol. 8 #3
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    Vintage supermarket tabloid magazine full of high profile true crime stories of the FBI and the CIA, some with testimonials from those involved in, or close to the cases themselves. 8.5" x 10.5", 66 pages, B&W. Recommended for ages 16+. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #58
    Heroic Comics (1940) 58
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    Painted cover by A. Thompson. Stories and art by Ed Moore, H. G. Peter, Phil Berube, Bernard Branner and Alfonso Greene. Non-fiction comics featuring true tales of heroism from everyday people and courage on the battlefield. A woman's quick thinking keeps a friend from going overboard during a boating accident. A mother saves her four children from a house fire, in a story with art by comics legend Harry Peter. Cartoonist Bert Christman, creator of the Scorchy Smith newspaper strip, joins the Flying Tigers and is killed in combat during WWII. Scout Lore Proves Its Worth; Crash At the Crossing; Modest Heroine; Dog of Daring; Thin Ice Rescue; Triple Trouble; Manhunt; Rescue in the Mud; Animal Rescue; Tense Moment; Policeman Hero!; Flash Fire; A Narrow Escape; Split-Second Action; A Dog's Best Friend; Blaze at Noon; The Siege; 11 Yr Old Boy Hero; Rescue By Human Chain; Cartoonist Hero; Firl Byers. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #62
    Hit Comics (1940) 62
    Published Jan 1950 by Quality.

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  • Vol. 6 #10
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  • Vol. 9 #4
    Hollywood Detective (1942-1950 Culture Publications) Pulp Vol. 9 #4
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    • Cream pages.
  • Issue #3
    Hollywood Pictorial (1950) 3

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  • Issue #2
    Hollywood Secrets (1949) 2

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    Bill Ward cover. Comic stories reprinted in Hollywood Secrets of Romance (I.W. Reprint) #9. In order of appearance: "Ladies' Man" art by Bill Ward, reprinted as "Self Centered" in Love Confessions (1949) #10; "Star of Tomorrow"; "My Heart's in the Saddle" art by Reed Crandall; and "Theatre Lover". "The Gentle Monster" text story. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #41
    Honeymoon (1950) 41
    Published Jan 1950 by Lodestone.

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  • Issue #39
    Hopalong Cassidy (1943 Fawcett/DC) 39
    • 3" Cumulative spine split (partially taped).
  • Issue #50
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    UK Edition. black and white; 24 pages.

  • Issue #1
    Howdy Doody (1950-1956 Dell) 1

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    52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #2
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  • Issue #31
    I Loved (1949) 31

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    Sometimes listed as I Loved (1949) #4. Tales of love, regret and broken hearts from Fox Feature Syndicate. A woman realizes she's asked too much of the man she loves; A couple seems happy to all outward appearances, but the female half seethes with inner turmoil; A woman fears that the man she loves will play fast and loose with her heart. Plus love advice to readers. My Price For Love; Please Don't Envy Me; Love Problems From Our Readers; Charm Gossip; I Didn't Trust Him. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 28 #1
    Inside Detective (1935-1995 MacFadden/Dell/Exposed/RGH) Vol. 28 #1

    Volume 28, Issue 1 - January, 1950 - "Passion Traps a Golden Blonde!" One of many vintage supermarket tabloid magazines full of high profile FBI and CIA cases of the era, accompanied by black and white photographs and testimonials from those involved in, and close to the events themselves. 8.5" x 10.5", 58 pages, B&W, recommended for 16+. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #5
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    Photo cover of Beverly Tyler and Jerome Courtland, who appear in the Columbia Picture The Palomino. Trap For Romance; Jan is hired as the companion for Mildred, who lost the use of her legs in an automobile accident; Mildreds fiancé Ted feels responsible; He and Jan fall in love but hide their feelings; Jan learns Mildred is not paralyzed and has been having an affair with Dr. Toomis. Marriage 'Round the World article, art by George Tuska. Heart of a Stranger by Mary Blaine text story, art by John Celardo. Wings on my Heart; Mary works as a waitress to support her younger brother Mike; Her pilot fiancé Fred and parents were killed in a plane crash a few years before, and Mary dislikes airplanes as a result; Pilot Dan Engel defends Mary from a lustful diner patron and they eventually fall in love. Romance on the Range one-page story, art by Rafael Astarita. Date Bait by Betty Cummings text story, art by Dan Loprino. Afraid of Love, pencils by John Celardo; Jane is a man-hater, blaming a man for her parents death in an accident; After an argument with Jane, her sister Sue is struck by a car and hospitalized; Dr. Ken Tilton treats Sue and gets to know Jane. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 2 #10
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  • Issue #2
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  • Issue #40
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 40

    Stories and art by Ham Fisher and Bob Powell. Ham Fisher's comic-strip boxer has adventures both inside and outside the ring. Joe Palooka agrees to fight British boxer Eustace Pinkney-Grimes to earn the money for his and Ann's impending wedding. Humphrey and Jerry get up to shenanigans while Joe is training for the fight. Plus true tales of athletic greats and a solo story featuring Little Max. Joe Gets Set For the Pinkney-Grimes Fight; Little Max: Buddies; Humphrey's Visit Gets "Complurcatered"; Joe Palooka's Album; Sport Short: Gene Bearden. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.