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Comic books May 1952

  • Vol. 28 #3
    44 Western Magazine (1937-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 28 #3

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  • Issue #168
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 168
    Published May 1952 by DC.
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Standard, no notable issues
    • Label #44BEBC-005
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    • Cover coming loose at staples, cover oxidation.

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Happy Hobby Time! public service announcement starring Superboy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. The Menace of Planet Z starring Superman, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. The Meteor Mystery starring Tommy Tomorrow, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. Congo Bill's Last Fight, script by Jack Miller, art by Ed Smalle. Outlaws For Sale starring Vigilante, art by Bob Brown. 44 Pages, Full Color. Cited in Parade of Pleasure. Cover price $0.10.

  • May 1952
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular) Pulp May 1952
    • Staple rust.
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    • File Copy. No certification included.

    May 1952. Return to pulp format. "Prison Ship" by Llewellyn Hughes. Other stories by Howard Voight, William Chamberlain, John Prescott, and others. 7" x 9-1/4" 114 black and white newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #176
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 176

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Happy Hobby Time! public service announcement Superboy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. Superboy's New Parents, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti; Ma and Pa Kent are replaced. The Ex-king of the Sea! starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. A Totem Pole for Tubby! starring Johnny Quick, art by Paul Norris. 44 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 31
    • 1.5" Spine split from bottom.

    "The Mask of Mumbo," "The Wail of the Werewolf" (art by Art Gates), "Witch of the West," "The Devil's Pact," "The Curse of Ukpong." Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Cover by Ken Bald. Stories by Edvard Moritz, Art Gates, Milt Knopf, Al Camy, Al Streeter, Charlie Sultan, Lou Cameron, and Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio. Spine-chilling tales of suspense, horror, and the supernatural—prepare yourself for Adventures into the Unknown! 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Adventures into Weird Worlds (1952-1954 Marvel/Atlas) 6

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    My Brother...The Ghoul, script by Hank Chapman; A graverobber with an identical twin meets his doom. The Image text story. Step Right into the...House of Horror, art by Jim Mooney; A haunted house investigator and a reporter visit an old mansion. The Wooden Man; A ventriloquist and his dummy are not what they seem. The Ghost Still Walks, art by Joe Sinnott; A fraternity initiation leads to a death. He Dwells in a Dungeon; A woman plans to kill her disfigured future brother-in-law, but makes a fatal mistake. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 38 #2
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  • Vol. 9 #4
    Airboy Comics (1945-1953 Hillman) Vol. 9 #4

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    Cover by Ernest Schroeder. Stories and art by Mort Lawrence, Ross Andru 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 #99. No issue # on cover; Vol. 9, issue #4 in indicia. Airboy battles froglike humanoids that live in a city at the bottom of a lake. The Heap encounters a supervillain called the Black Panther (years before the Marvel hero) - a man obsessed with ancient Rome and its violent, tyrannical rituals. Foreign hunters in Tibet are warned not to pursue the mysterious beast called Sher-ka. Airboy; The Heap; Science Wins Again; Bay of the Tresses; The Glass Mask; Camp Fires; The Black Prize. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #125
    All American Western (1948-1952 DC) 125

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    Cover pencils by Alex Toth, inks by Sy Barry. Johnny Thunder's Last Roundup, script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Alex Toth, inks by Sy Barry. The Floating Stagecoach featuring Overland Coach, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Bernard Sachs. The Panhandle Terror--Epics of the Texas Rangers, script and art by Joe Kubert. Wheel of Death starring the Minstrel Maverick, pencils by Irwin Hasen, inks by John Giunta. Fabulous Riders of the Plains text article, script by David Kahn, art by Raymond Perry. Ad for Rex the Wonder Dog #3. His Majesty, King Cowboy starring Foley of the Fighting Fifth, script by John Broome, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Joe Giella. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    All Famous Crime (1951) 5
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    All stories reprinted in Horrors (1953) #15. Contains original and reprinted material as noted. In order of appearance: "The Mad Bandit" retitled and reprinted from "Tiger of the South" in Murder Incorporated (1948 1st Series) #9A; "Bodyguard"; "The Gangdom Brain" retitled and reprinted from "Frank Nash, Gangdom Brain!" in Murder Incorporated (1948 1st Series) #11; "Why Did You Kill Me?"; and "Stop or We'll Shoot!" art by George Peltz. "Holdup!" text story retitled and reprinted from "Buddies in Life, Crime, And...Death!" in Murder Incorporated (1948 1st Series) #9A and Famous Crimes (1948) #18. Indicia states "ALL-FAMOUS CRIME". Numbering continues with All Famous Police Cases (1952-54) #6. 36 pages. Full color Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #50
    All True Crime (1948) 50
    • 1" Cumulative spine split.
    • 4.5" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.
    • Nearly complete spine split. Cover detached.

    Written by Carl Wessler and unknown. Art by Jerry Robinson, Jack Keller, Dan Loprino and unknown. True cases proving crime can't win! All authenticated all-true crimes! The most terrifying words an escaped con can hear..."Shoot To Kill" with art by Jerry Robinson. Also in this issue: "The Men Who Beat the Rap" with story by Carl Wessler; 2-page text story "The Crying Corpse"; "Stoolies Die Young" by Wessler and Jack Keller; and "The Killer Who Left No Clues" by Wessler and Dan Loprino. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    All True Romance (1948) 5

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  • Vol. 2 #4
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    Volume 2, Issue 4 - May, 1952. Art and Camera Magazine is a great tool for the amateur artist. It contains articles, exposes and product reviews that you can use to your advantage while exploring creativity in the world of fine arts. 8.5" x 11", 42 pages, B&W. Contains nudity and is recommended for mature readers. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #12
    Amazing Detective Cases (1950) 12

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  • Vol. 26 #5
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 26 #5
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    • Cover trimmed at top.

    May 1952. Cover by Lawrence Stevens. Science fiction stories by John Fletcher, F. Willard Grey, Rog Phillips, Gerald Vance. Illustrations by Leo Ramon Summers, Ed Valigursky, Lawrence, Virgil Finlay, Tom Beecham. 7-in. x 10-in.; black and white; 162 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #341
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  • Vol. 13 #5
    Argosy (1926-1974 Fleetway) UK Vol. 13 #5

    Volume 13, Issue 5 - May, 1952. Squarebound, 4.5" x 7", 144 pages, B&W.

  • Vol. 334 #5
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 334 #5

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  • Vol. 1 #6
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    Men's interest digest with comics, jokes and tasteful pin-up photography. 5" x 6.5", 98 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 3 #11
    Art Photography (1949-1958) Magazine Vol. 3 #11

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    Volume 3, Issue 11 - May, 1952. Art Photography Magazine was a men's interest publication produced from July, 1949 to December, 1958 that focused heavily on photographing the nude female form, as well as a fair amount of "cheesecake" pin-up style photography. Included are articles on how to take better photographs, product reviews of different photography equipment, and diving deeper into what makes photography a legitimate form of art. 8.5" x 10.5", 50 pages, B&W. -MATURE READERS- Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #13
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 13
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split. Cover oxidation and chipping.

    Cover by Bill Everett. "The Three Feathers," script by Hank Chapman, pencils by Mike Sekowsky; A man kills his grandmother for his inheritance by dressing as a demon to induce a fatal heart attack. "The Demon of Disaster" text story. "Ghoul's Gold," art by Bernie Krigstein; A morgue attendant meets his end when he tries to steal the gold fillings from a corpse and the building catches fire. "The Death Watch," art by Cal Massey; A reporter assigned to write a story on the passing of a wealthy man is intrigued when he spies a beautiful woman sneaking into his room; He accosts her and demands a kiss or he will print her picture on the front page. "The House on the Hill," art by Vic Carrabotta; A young man encounters a pair of ghosts who rob people of their brains. "Helen's Husband," art by Ogden Whitney. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 8 #5
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  • Vol. 49 #3
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 49 #3

    May 1952. Cover by Van Dongen. Stories: "Gunner Cade"(Conclusion) by Cyril Judd, "Blood's a Rover" by Chad Oliver, "Fast Falls the Eventide" by Eric Frank Russell, "What Have I done?" by Mark Clifton, and "Half the Victory" by Brian Parker. Article: "Brookhaven Action" by John W. Campbell, Jr. Softcover, 5.5-in x 7.75-in, 170 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #1
    Attack (1952 Youthful) 1

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    Cover by Harry Harrison and Ernie Bache. Stories and art by Harry Harrison and Ernie Bache. Violent pre-Code war comics from Youthful Magazines. The story of the bloody battle of Iwo Jima in WWII, presented as a documentary rather than a drama. Underwater commandos or "frogmen" set out to rescue civilians captured by the Japanese Axis forces during World War II. Soldiers Chuck and "the Professor" try to survive the battle for Hill 80 during the Korean War. Battle Report: Iwo Jima; Frogmen to the Rescue; Medal of Honor; The Bloody Battle for Hill 80; No Chance to Be a Hero. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Authentic Science Fiction (1951-1957 Hamilton & Co.) 21
    • Cover coming loose from top.
  • Issue #76
    Basinful of Fun (1941 F.Youngman LTD) UK 76

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

  • Issue #70
    Batman (1940) 70
    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1952 by DC.

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    Cover by Win Mortimer. Be Sure of Your Facts! public service announcement with Buzzy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. "The Robot Cop of Gotham City!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; A scientist creates a robot capable that can perform amazing athletics feats; He gives the machine to the Gotham City Police Department; The robot works with Batman and is apparently much better than him. Half-page Private Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. -page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Masterminds of Crime!", script by David Vern Reed, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Charles Paris; Batman disguises himself as the crook Drexel to infiltrate the Crime Academy. -page Varsity Vic story by Henry Boltinoff . -page One Punch Willie story by Stan Kaye. Jerry the Jitterbug two-page story by Henry Boltinoff. "Burglars, Beware!" text story by David Kahn, art by Raymond Perry. Half-page Peg story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Parasols of Plunder," script by Bill Woolfolk, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; The Penguin is released from prison on parole, providing he gives up anything having to do with birds; So he takes up an umbrella business....with the same criminal results! Full-page ad for House of Mystery #3. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Battle (1951 Atlas) 8
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    • Centerfold detached.

    "A Time to Die" (art by Paul Reinman), "Pill Box" (art by Robert Q. Sale), "Boots," "Mopping-Up," "Grenade" (art by Dave Berg), and a two-0page text story, "The Artillery of Chenyang." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Battle Cry (1952) 1
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case; Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Cover detached.
    • Label #1567397002

    Cover by Irv Novick. Stories and art by Eugene Hughes and Ed Smalle. War comics from publisher Stanley Morse in the tradition of EC's war comics. A ragtag squad is assigned to take out an enemy nest, but it's going to be a hard fight. A handgun changes hands several times as each succeeding owner is shot dead. A troublemaker is disliked by the rest of his squad, but his weary sergeant tries to keep a fight from breaking out amongst the troops. The Unknown Factor!; Saga of the Six Shooter; Live to Die!; The Battle for the Porkchop; The Hero; Tale of a Tank. Over-the-top cover by Irv Novick is a time capsule of Cold War-era attitudes. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Battle Stories (1952 Fawcett) 3

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    "Desmond's Desperadoes," "Wanted: One MIG-15," and "Three Hours to Moonset!" 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #719
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  • Issue #720
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  • Issue #721
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  • Issue #722
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  • Issue #723
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  • Vol. 11 #2
    Beauty Parade (1941-1956 Harrison Publications) Vol. 11 #2

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    Vol. 11, No. 2. May 1952. Humor and scantily clad women. Peter Driben cover. 8.5" x 11.5". 48 pages. Black and white. Cover price $0.25.

  • May 1952
    Best True Fact Detective (1943-1981 Newsbook) May 1952

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  • Issue #159
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  • Issue #1
    Beware Terror Tales (1952 Fawcett) 1

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    E.C. art swipes from Haunt of Fear # 5 & Vault of Horror # 26. "Ghost Hounds of Trelawney" (art by Bob Powell), "The Nameless Horror," and "Custodian of the Dead!" Bernard Bailey cover and art. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Beyond (1950 Ace) 11

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    Moon-God's Death-Dealing Idol, art by Jim McLaughlin; Searching for pearls, Cliff Banning is marooned on an uncharted island in the Indian ocean; He discovers a cruel moon-worshipping cult led by beautiful Luana; Once every month the moon turns blood red and a human has to be sacrificed. Recruits for the Legion of the Undead; Medical student Kip Powell has to watch five corpses flee from the city morgue; In pursuit he encounters Doctor Lostarza, an undead scientist experimenting with voodoo and the victory over death. The Other Side of the Macabre Mirror, pencils by Lou Cameron, inks by Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio. In the Time-Trolls' Sinister Clutches. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Billy the Kid Adventure Magazine (1950) 10
  • Issue #35
    Black Cat Mystery (1951-1963 Harvey) 35
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case; Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #0779744020

    Stories and art by Bob Powell, Joe Certa, John Giunta, Vic Donahue and Rudy Palais. Former superhero comic Black Cat becomes a showcase for Harvey's unique brand of pre-Code horror. In the far future year of 3052, atomic rays transform The Last Man on Earth into a horrible monster. Castaways in an Asian desert discover a lost city of the living dead. A peasant makes a deal with the devil to win a woman's hand. The Last Man on Earth; Forbidden Room!; Man Against Beast; Strange Superstitions; Marching Zombies; The Case of the Tell-Tale Shoes; Trick the Devil! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #34
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 34

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by Al Luster, Dick Rockwell, Bill Walton, and Tothesque. Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. Black Diamond and Bumper are on the trail of the murderous raiders of the Express. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 2 #6
    Black Magic (1950-1961 Prize/Crestwood) Vol. 2 #6

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    Cover art by Jack Kirby. It's Your Funeral!, art by Mort Meskin; Uncle Bart slips into a death-like state and is almost buried alive. Contact!, art by Bill Draut. Say the Magic Words starring Benny the burglar, art by Bill Walton. House ad for Young Romance and Young Love. A Man's Castle text story. A Giant Walks the Earth!, pencils by Mort Meskin, inks by George Roussos; Two pilots crash land in the mountains, disturbing a giant. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Black Magic (UK 1952-1954 Prize/Arnold Book Co.) 5

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    UK reprint series. Reprints material from Black Magic (1950-1961 Prize/Crestwood) Vol. 2 #6, Eerie (1951 Avon Series) #4, and Astonishing (1951-1957 Marvel/Atlas) 15. 7.25-in x 9.25-in, 68 Pages, B&W.

  • Issue #52
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 52
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    Cover by Reed Crandall. Stories by Bill Woolfolk, Paul Gustavson and unknown. Art by Reed Crandall, Paul Gustavson and unknown. Attack! Blackhawk's battle cry roars out in "The Incredible Invasion" with art by Reed Crandall. Blackhawk is also featured in "Blood on the Sphinx" with story by Bill Woolfolk, and "Traitor In the Ranks." Plus: Chop Chop in an untitled back-up story by Paul Gustavson. And: 1-page text story "The Sky Bandit"! 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #42
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 42
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • File Copy. Sticker residue and scratching to back of slab. Cracking to bottom right corner of slab with small piece of plastic missing and small piece of debris trapped inside slab.
    • Label #1035128011

    36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • May 1952
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp May 1952

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  • Issue #10
    Bob Colt (1950 Fawcett) 10

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    36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #77
    Boy Comics (1942) 77
    • Cover detached at both staples.

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Norman Maurer, William Overgard, 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. An aging boxer gets drawn into a crooked scheme that results in the blinding of another fighter. Teen delinquent Sammy (who looks like Jimmy Olsen) gets a second chance from Crimebuster, but his mean streak keeps getting the better of him. Iron Jaw's attempt at suicide by poison turns out to be another clever ploy to escape the police and Crimebuster. Crimebuster: Blind Alley; Action Shot; Iron Jaw's Poison; Little Wise Guys: Birthday Boomerang. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.