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Comic books December 1950

  • Issue #6
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  • Vol. 3 #1
    5 Western Novels Magazine (1949-1954 Standard Magazines) Pulp Vol. 3 #1

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    "The Trail Boss" by Johnston McCulley, "Guns of Vengeance" by James W. Routh, "Seed of the Six-Gun" by Syl MacDowell, "Hell Fenced Off!" by Larry A. Harris, and "Outlaws All" by W. D. Hoffman. 7-in. x 10-in. 128 Pages B&W Color Cover Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #151
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 151
    Published Dec 1950 by DC.

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    Cover art by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye. Superman's Super-Magic Show starring Mr. Mxyztplk, Prankster, and Lex Luthor, script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. The Great Space Mirror starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. Touchdown in the Desert starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The Battling Buckaroo of Gila Gap starring Vigilante, script by Don Cameron, art by Dan Barry. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #159
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 159

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    Cover art by Al Plastino. Superboy, Millionaire, script by William Woolfolk, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti; Clark's rich uncle Kendall wants to adopt him. The Testing of Johnny Quick, art by Ralph Mayo. Knight of the Future starring Shining Knight, script by Joe Samachson, art by Frank Frazetta. The Port Called New York article. The Boy Who Couldn't Be Photographed starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 14

    Cover art by Ogden Whitney. Land of the Zombies, art by Edvard Moritz. The Haunted Morgue, art by Emil Gershwin. Double Doom, art by Charlie Sultan. The Face In the Moonstone, pencils by Charlie Sultan; Scientist Van and his fiancee Lorna travel to an old abbey in France on a scientific expedition, where they encounter Lilith, the ancient Queen of Darkness. The Werewolf Strikes, script by Charles Spain Verral, art by Bill Ely. 52 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Adventures into the Unknown (1950 Arnold Book Co.) UK Edition 12

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    Cover by Ogden Whitney. Reprints Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) #99. 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #6
    Adventures of Bob Hope (1950) 6
    • INCOMPLETE. Missing centerfold (affects art and story). Tape inside cover.
    • 3" Cumulative spine split.
    • INCOMPLETE. Missing pieces (affects art and story). Cover detached. Back cover missing.
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    • 1" Spine split from bottom. Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Owen Fitzgerald. Coyote Hope starring Bob Hope, script by Cal Howard, art by Owen Fitzgerald; Bob tries to impress a girl from Arizona with his western skills. Howie humor page by Hy Rosen. Jerry the Jitterbug humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Coyote Hope Part 2. Untitled Janie story, art by Bob Oksner. It Happens in Hollywood text article. A Bit of Disc and Data record reviews. Coyote Hope Part 3. Your United Nations At Work public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. 52 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 35 #3
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  • Vol. 7 #11
    Airboy Comics (1945-1953 Hillman) Vol. 7 #11

    Cover by Ernest Schroeder. Stories and art by Floyd Torbert and Ernest Schroeder. One of the more fanciful and influential of 1940s aviator heroes, Airboy fights evil with his radio-controlled plane "Birdie" and its plethora of experimental flying tech. Sometimes listed as Airboy Comics #82. No issue # on cover; Vol. 7, issue #11 in indicia. Airboy joins the hunt for a legendary gigantic pearl at the bottom of a shark-infested reef. A film crew encounters monsters and an evil baroness while filming at a castle in Denmark, but luckily, one of those monsters is The Heap. Swifty Chase investigates the connection between rogue oil prospectors and mysterious deaths at the old lumber mill. Airboy; The Heap; Swifty Chase; The Boy in Overalls; The Horsethieves and the Palomino; Prison Ship. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    All Mystery (1950 Dell) Pulp 1

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  • Vol. 6 #3
    All Sports Magazine (1939-1951 Columbia Publications) Pulp Vol. 6 #3

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  • Issue #56
    All Star Comics (1940-1978) 56

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    The Justice Society of America fight robots in the year 3000 A.D. in "The Day the World Ended." Script by John Broome, pencils by Frank Giacoia (chapters 1, 3, and 4) and Arthur Peddy (chapter 2), inks by Giacoia (chapters 1, 3 and 4) and Bernard Sachs (chapter 2). Back-up Johnny Peril's Surprise Story, "The Girl From Aquaterra." Two-page article, "How Far is Far Away?" Peddy/Sachs cover. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Amazing Detective Cases (1950) 3
  • Vol. 24 #12
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 24 #12
    • 3 1/4" cumulative spine split.
    • Water damage.

    December 1950. Cover by James B. Settles. Science fiction stories by John Jakes, E.K. Jarvis, P.F. Costello, Clifford Simak, and Raymond F. Jones. Illustrations by Robert Gibson Jones, Leo Ramon Summers, Henry Sharp, Rod Ruth, and Edmond Swiatek. 7-in. x 10-in.; black and white; 160 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #1950WINTER
    Amazing Stories Quarterly Reissue (1940-1951 Ziff-Davis) Collected Pulp 1950WINTER

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    All issues in this series consist of three remaindered/coverless copies of unsold Amazing Stories (not reprints) re-bound together by Ziff-Davis into a single thick volume with new outer cover art. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #324
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  • Issue #1
    Andy Devine Western (1950) 1

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    "Andy Devine Does a Little Horsing Around," "The Gang's All Where," and "Let's Face It!" Buckteeth Buck in "The Bad Debts!" Photo covers. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Apache Kid (1950) 1

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    The Apache Kid stars in "The Apache Kid," "The Rails of Death," and "The Comanches Strike!" Red Hawkins stars in "The Wild Beast." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #47
    Archie (1943) 47

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    Cover by Bob Montana. Stories by unknown. Art by Sam Schwartz?, George Frese? and unknown. Featuring Archie in: "The Potent Polka" (pin-ups of Betty and Veronica in swimsuits included); "Mind Over Motor"; "Silent Knight"; "Just the Type"; and "The Cold Facts"! Plus: Jughead in "Punch an' Juggy"! Also: Archie in the 1-page boating safety public service announcement "Hang On"! And: 2-page "Hollywood Tattle Tales"! 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #0
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  • Vol. 331 #6
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 331 #6

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  • Vol. 7 #7
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  • Vol. 46 #4
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 46 #4

    December 1950. Cover by Timmins. Stories: "The Hand of Zei"(Part 3) by L. Sprague de Camp, "Bindlestiff" by James Blish, "Compromise" by H. B. Fyfe, "The Curfew Tolls" by J. T. M'Intosh, "Foundling" by Donald Baker Moore, and "A Subway Names Mobius" by A. J. Deutsch. Article: "Varieties of Culture" by Arthur J. Cox. Softcover, 5.5-in x 7.75-in, 162 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #12
    Avon Fantasy Reader (1947-1952 Avon Book Co.) 12

    March, 1950. "The Blonde Goddess of Bal-Sogoth!" Written by Robert E. Howard. Also featuring works by M. R. James, Lord Dunsany, and Sax Rohmer. Softcover, 5-in. x 7 1/2-in., 128 pages, Text with B&W illustrations. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #10
    Babe Ruth Sports Comics (1949) 10

    Stories and art by Bob Powell, and Leon Harvey. Comics about famous sports figures of the past, featuring a continuing comics biography of baseball legend Babe Ruth. Football legend and broadcaster Kyle Rote later has a son of the same name who becomes a major American soccer star. Boxer Jake Lamotta sacrifices everything for a career that later inspires the Martin Scorsese classic "Raging Bull." Plus a Tootsie Roll ad featuring Captain Tootsie, "Captain Tootsie and the Run-Away Baby Carriage." Part ten of the comics biography of Babe Ruth. The Life of Babe Ruth Chapter 9: Babe Becomes A Slugging Star; Mighty Mustang of S.M.U.; Triple Threat Terror; Know Your Football Formations!; Pigskin Pointers; What's Ahead for Glenn Davis?; Meet America's Most Popular Mat Men; Jungle Jim Fuchs, Strong Boy of the ELI; Sport Shorts; Jake Lamotta, Boxing's Most Controversial Champ!; Clubhouse Closeups; Babe Ruth Sports Quiz. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #59
    Basinful of Fun (1941 F.Youngman LTD) UK 59

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    Vintage British humor magazine aimed primarily at men. 4 1/2-in. x 7-in., 36 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #645
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  • Issue #646
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  • Issue #647
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  • Issue #648
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  • Issue #649
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  • Dec 1950
    Best True Fact Detective (1943-1981 Newsbook) Dec 1950

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  • Issue #139
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  • Issue #140
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  • Issue #141
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  • Issue #142
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  • Issue #143
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  • Issue #9
    Bill Boyd Western (1950) 9

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    Photo cover of Bill Boyd [William Boyd]. Trails of Death; Bill is in charge of getting a cattle drive to Junction City, past a gang of border rustlers. The Easy Silver Dollars, art by Max Elkan; A gang of counterfeiters are making silver dollars, only they are lead and zinc with a thin coat of silver. The Schoolhouse Mystery (A Crowbait Story) starring Bill Boyd; Crowbait is mistaken for an outlaw, who also travels around in a peddler's wagon just like his. The Peace Pact; A government agent has stumbled onto a plot by Ruma to take to the warpath, and is being killed before he can report it. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Billy the Kid Adventure Magazine (1950) 2

    "Outlaw's Code," "Owl Hoot Trail," and "Coward's Bluster." Photo cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Black Cat Comics (1946 Harvey) 26

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    Cover by Lee Elias. Stories and art by Art Helfant and Lee Elias. Early female superhero Black Cat is a martial artist with a lasso and a double life as a Hollywood starlet. Villains learn Black Cat is secretly movie star Linda Turner, and threaten to reveal her identity to the world. A day-in-the-life story features Linda making a jungle movie in an outfit similar to jungle hero Sheena. Black Cat struggles to rescue children from a burning orphanage, in a story possibly written by comics legend Bob Haney. Plus biographies of contemporary movie stars Van Johnson, Susan Hayward and Jess Barker. Fun action-girl cover by Lee Elias. Island of Perils; True Hollywood Romance: Susan Hayward and Jess Barker; A Day With Black Cat: Murder at Malibu; Van Johnson; A Day With Linda Turner; Holly of Hollywood; Hector the Director; Fire in the Orphanage. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 22

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    Edited by Charles Biro and Bob Wood. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by William Overgard, Claude Moore, and Basil Wolverton. Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. Black Diamond and Bumper are bound hand and foot, with hundreds of horses thundering down on them. 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 35
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    Jehad! The dread cry resounds across the burning desert of El Shaitan! Featuring: 11 page Blackhawk story "The Black Dervish of Death" pencilled by Reed Crandall (?); 12 page Blackhawk story "The Strongest Man On Earth" pencilled by Bill Ward; 9 page Blackhawk story "The Reapers of Starvation" drawn by Bill Quackenbush (?); 5 page Chop Chop story "How To Be Fierce and Masterful" drawn by Bill Ward; 2 page text story "Evil Challenge"; 8 page Blackhawk story "The Story of the Fiendish Brain" drawn by Bill Quackenbush (?). Cover by Bill Ward (?). 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Blazing West (1948) 14

    Cover by Ogden Whitney. Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Art by Leonard Starr and others. Tales of the Old West from legendary early independent comics publisher ACG. Blazing West was an anthology title that featured the adventures of Texas Tim, a Texas Ranger; Buffalo Belle, a redheaded sheriffs deputy with quick wits and a fast gun; Injun Jones, a white man who worked with the Apache tribe; Bantam Buckaroo, a young boy who could outshoot any man; and the Hooded Horseman, a mysterious masked gunslinger with a secret identity. Sheriffs son Bud Fraser takes on a mask, a faithful dog and a new identity while searching for his fathers killer as the Hooded Horseman; An outlaw with exploding ore sets a deadly trap for Buffalo Belle; The Bantam Buckaroo gets help from an angry sheep while matching wits and bullets with a bandit gang. Hooded Horseman; Buffalo Belle; Injun Jones; The Pen Is Mightier; Bantam Buckaroo; Feudin' Cactus; One Mile Shot; Shootin' Southpaw; The Vigilantes. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 25

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  • Dec 1950
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp Dec 1950

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  • Issue #1
    Bob Steele Western (1950) 1

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    Bob Steele photo cover. Hangman's Bait Chapter 1 The Fire of Death, art by Eddie Robbins; Bob is helping lawyer Howland to solve a case against an innocent man. Fool's Gold text story by Otto Binder [as Eando Binder]. Hangman's Bait Chapter 2 The Trigger Trap!, art by Ed Robbins; Bob is locked in jail by the crooked deputy. Hangman's Bait Chapter 3 Guns and Grit. Bob Steele The Roughest, Toughest Cowboy of Them All! back cover photo. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Bobby Benson's B-Bar-B Riders (1950 ME/AC) 4

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    Stories by Paul S. Newman and others. Art by Bob Powell. Edited by Raymond C. Krank. Cover by Bob Powell. Teen cowboy adventures set in the 1950s, based on the popular radio program that ran from 1949 to 1955. Bobby and his friends Tex, Windy, and Irish face modern-day rustlers and other challenges of life on the ranch. Sick cattle mysteriously appear in the midst of the B-Bar-B herd; A con man tries to swindle a ranch owner out of the oil rights to her land; The Lemonade Kid tracks a stolen train full of gold to the villainous Spider. The Mystery Herd; The Death Saw; Webs of Doom; Outlaws Are Always Strangers; The Cowboy Kid Posse. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #60
    Boy Comics (1942) 60
    • Paper: Off white to white

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Norman Maurer, C.H. Moore, and Charles Biro. An anthology title from publisher Lev Gleason and his primary creator, Charles Biro, featuring teen hero Crimebuster and his nemesis Iron Jaw. Despite his seeming demise in issue #15, Crimebuster's foe Iron Jaw returns, now more criminal than Nazi. A vintage ad offers 10 live monkeys! to the 10 winners of a patriotic slogan contest. When the quarterback is out sick, Dilly Duncan gets a chance to play on the varsity team, even though he's a freshman. Crimebuster: The Coming of Iron Jaw; Iron Jaw's Escape Into Prison; Deny It If You Can; Dilly Duncan; Little Wise Guys: The Tarkabian Cargo. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Boys' Ranch (1950-1951 Harvey) 2

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    Cover by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon. Stories and art by Mort Meskin, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. This kid-gang series set in the Old West is often hailed as a creative high-point in the partnership of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. The origin of the kid cowboys' mentor, Clay Duncan. Raised by Apaches as an adopted son of Geronimo, Clay becomes a frontier scout before going to work for the Boys' Ranch. Also featuring a 2-page map by Kirby of the neighboring town called Four Massacres, and lessons for readers on how to ride, rope and even talk like cowboys. Lead Will Fly at Sunset; How Cowboys Say It; How To Ride a Horse, Lesson 2; Four Massacres; The Original Cowboys; Apache Justice; The Clay Duncan Story!; How to Spin a Rope, Lesson 2. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 41 #6
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