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Comic books February 1953

  • Vol. 47 #1
    10 Story Western Magazine (1936-1954 Popular) Pulp Vol. 47 #1

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  • Vol. 7 #2
    5 Western Novels Magazine (1949-1954 Standard Magazines) Pulp Vol. 7 #2

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  • Issue #16
    Abbott and Costello (1948 St. John) 16

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    "Water, Water, Everywhere," "Too Many Dummies," "Up in the Air," and "Double Take." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #177
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 177
    Published Feb 1953 by DC.
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    • Cover coming loose at staples, cover oxidation.

    Cover art by Al Plastino. The Holiday Spirit! public service announcement starring Superboy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. Anti-Superman Weapon, art by Al Plastino. I Rode With the Outlaw Cameleers starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The Children from Space starring Tommy Tomorrow, art by Jim Mooney. Five Bandannas for Vigilante, art by Bob Brown. 44 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #185
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 185

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The Mythical Monsters starring Superboy, art by Curt Swan; Superboy battles a griffin. The Five Lives of the Sea King starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. The Holiday Spirit! public service announcement starring Superboy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. The Santa Claus Who Hated Christmas starring Johnny Quick, art by Paul Norris. The Micro-Film Crimes starring Green Arrow, script by Bill Finger, art by George Papp. 44 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Adventures into Darkness (1952) 8

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    Contains Alex Toth art. In order of appearance: "Mark of Evil" art by Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio; "Creepy Crossword Puzzle" activity page; "Death's Bridal Gown"; "The House That Jackdaw Built" art by Alex Toth, reprinted in Setting the Standard: Comics by Alex Toth 1952-1954 HC (2011 FB) #1-1ST; "The Fatal Strands"; and "The Twisted Hands" art by Alex Toth, reprinted in Setting the Standard: Comics by Alex Toth 1952-1954 HC (2011 FB) #1-1ST. "The Beast Wasn't Hungry: Stolen Diamonds Bring a Strange Reward in the Wilds of Africa!" illustrated text story by R. S. Fenton. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 16

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    Cover art by Russ Heath. The Man With the Net, pencils by Sy Barry. The Tragic Train text story. My Name is Death!, script by Stan Lee, art by Joe Maneely; A story narrated by the Iron Maiden describing the events surrounding her creation. One Must Die!, art by Ed Winiarski; A scientist theorizes that if one animal can save its life by killing its mate, it will do so. The Executioner, pencils by Vic Dowling, inks by Bob Stuart; Francis Tourneau is an executioner to King Louis XVI of France in the year 1769. It Can't Be Done, pencils by Sam Kweskin. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #40
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 40
    • Cover detached. Staple rust.
    • 4" Cumulative spine split.

    "Heart of the Snow Maiden" (art by Harry Lazarus), "The Little Witch," "The Soul Collectors," and "The Sinister Double." Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Cover by Ken Bald. Stories by Harry Lazarus, Art Gates, Pete Riss, and Edvard Moritz. Spine-chilling tales of suspense, horror, and the supernatural—prepare yourself for Adventures into the Unknown! 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Adventures into Weird Worlds (1952-1954 Marvel/Atlas) 15

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    Edited by Stan Lee. Cover by Sol Brodsky. Stories by George Tuska, Side Greene, Sy Barry, and Jay Scott Pike. These tales of horror, sci-fi, and suspense will take you on Adventures into Alien Worlds! 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Adventures of Bob Hope (1950) 19
    • 4.25" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached.

    Cover by Owen Fitzgerald. Written by Cal Howard, Martin Naydel, Henry Boltinoff and unknown. Art by Owen Fitzgerald, Martin Naydel, Henry Boltinoff and Bob Oksner. Bob Hope, America's favorite funnyman, stars in an untitled 3-part story by Cal Howard and Owen Fitzgerald. Plus: Teen Teasers activity page by Martin Naydel; Peg half-pager by Henry Boltinoff; A Bit of Disc and Data article; Classical Corner article; and Kitty Karr of Hollywood back-up story, with art by Bob Oksner. 40 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (1952) 7
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    • 2" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple. Heavy cover oxidation.

    "Battle Trail!" Rex trains a reckless counterpart named Ace as the pair wage war in Korea. Also includes: "Monkeyshines at the Wax Museum!" (starring Detective Chimp); "The Dog Who Lost His Memory!"; and "Toy Dogs." Script by Robert Kanigher and John Broome, pencils by Gil Kane and Alex Kotzky, inks by Sy Barry. Cover by Kane and Barry. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 39 #5
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  • Vol. 10 #1
    Airboy Comics (1945-1953 Hillman) Vol. 10 #1

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    Cover by Ernest Schroeder. Stories and art by Bob Jenney 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 #108. No issue # on cover; Vol. 10, issue #1 in indicia. Airboy helps an aviation pioneer who's being blackmailed over a 30-year-old crash that might have been an accident or murder. In Scandinavia, The Heap helps a man try to save his village from a disastrous civil engineering scheme. The story of circus pioneer Hachaliah Bailey's first elephant. Airboy; The Heap; 10¢ a Look; The Spanish Stab; The Finger of Asia; Bits from the Blue; The Rabbit of the Baselines. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    All American Men of War (1952) 3
    • Heavy oxidation.
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    • Interior is complete. Back cover missing, front cover detached at one staple, several interior pages detached from bottom staple.

    Edited by Whitney Ellsworth (credited) and Robert Kanigher (actual). Cover by Arthur Peddy. Stories by Robert Kanigher, Gene Colan, Joe Giella, Irwin Hasen, Dave Wood, Eugene Hughes, Jack Miller, Raymond Perry, David Kahn, Mort Drucker, and Bob Lander. Adventure tales of war and the military, including some humor—go into combat with All American Men of War! 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    All Famous Police Cases (1952-54) 9

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Pre-Code crime comics from L. B. Cole's Star Publications. "Pool room hood" Moroni Burk finds a way to work his love of photography into his criminal schemes. No one suspects that a tough Chicago prosecutor is also a criminal mastermind. The bloodhound named "Nick Carter" tracks an escaped killer across the Kentucky countryside. Camera of Death!; Mystery of the Hidden Jewels; Both Sides of the Law!; Tracer of Missing People; Nick Carter - Dog Detective. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 8 #2
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  • Vol. 27 #2
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 27 #2

    February 1953. Cover by Robert Frank. Stories by Guy Archette, Chester S. Geier, Franklin Bohl, Ivar Jorgensen, Walt Crain, and Clyde Woodruff. Illustrations by Dick Francis, Frank Novarro, Ed Emsler, Paul Lundy, Emsh, and Harry Gars. 7" x 10"; black and white with color cover; 160 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #17
    Amazing Stories (1950-1955 Pulp) UK Edition 17

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  • Issue #2
    American Crime Magazine (1953-1955 Jatkins Publishing) Pulp 2

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  • Vol. 18 #5
    American Manhood (1953 Weider Publications) Vol. 18 #5

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  • Issue #350
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  • Issue #17
    Andy Panda (1953 Dell) 17

    Walter Lantz' Andy Panda. Stories by Don R. Christensen and various. Art by Dick Hall. Featuring three untitled tales, plus 1-page untitled stories on the inside front cover, inside back cover and back cover! Starring Andy Panda and Charlie Chicken! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #60
    Archie (1943) 60
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Tape on cover.
    • Label #1991800020
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  • Vol. 336 #2
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 336 #2

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  • Vol. 4 #8
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  • Issue #22
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 22

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    Cover by Russ Heath. "The Iron Head," art by Sid Greene; English soldiers in the Middle Ages are surprised to enter an enemy castle and find that a revolt has slain their opponents for them. "The Brain," art by Sam Kweskin; A polymath who is made aware that he does not have long to live pays off his large debts by selling his brain to several different universities. "The Fly and the Spider" text story. "The Man Who Dug Deep," art by Sol Brodsky. "The Strange Power," pencils by Louis Zansky. "Man Against Werewolf," art by Howie Post; A pack of vampires are living amongst the villagers under the pretense of protecting them from a non-existent werewolf menace. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 9 #2
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  • Vol. 50 #6
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 50 #6

    Feb 1953. Volume 50, Issue 6 - 1st printing. Science fiction stories by H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire, Richard de Mille, Alan E. Nourse, Charles E. Fritch, Walter M. Miller Jr., and Irving Cox Jr. Illustrations by Orban and van Dongen. Article on oil. Cover by van Dongen. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.75-in.; 168 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #30
    Authentic Science Fiction (1951-1957 Hamilton & Co.) 30
  • Issue #85
    Basinful of Fun (1941 F.Youngman LTD) 85

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

  • Issue #17
    Battle (1951 Atlas) 17
    Published Feb 1953 by Atlas.

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    Cover art by Fred Kida. The Last Command of Colonel Fong! starring Stalin, script by Stan Lee. The Opera Goes to War text story. Turning Point starring Hitler. 1776, art by Dave Berg. Okinawa!, art by Gene Colan. 32 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Battle Action (1952) 9

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    Untitled Battle Brady story, pencils by Norman Steinberg. Curious Corporal Charles Curtis text story. Sniper Bait. The Tiger Strikes, pencils by Jack Keller. The Man. 32 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Battle Cry (1952) 5

    Cover by Irv Novick. Stories and art by Tony Mortellaro, Hy Fleishman, Charles Stern and Eugene Hughes. War comics from publisher Stanley Morse in the tradition of EC's war comics. A colonel and an captured enemy commander discuss their recent battle over a game of chess. A rookie soldier is selected to join a dangerous mission into enemy territory. Soldier Joe has short-timer's syndrome - if he can make it just a few more weeks, he'll be heading home. Brutal pre-Code cover by Irv Novick. Plan of Attack!; Bawl Like a Baby!; Infiltration; Saga of Steel; Going Home!; Frustration! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Battle Report (1952) 4

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  • Issue #8
    Battlefield (1952) 8
    Published Feb 1953 by Atlas.

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    Cover by Russ Heath. "Il Duce the Leader," art by Bill Everett; The story of Mussolini's rise to power in Italy and his eventual death at the end of World War II. "Guts!", art by Jay Scott Pike; A new recruit learns that only guts will get him through the war. "The Attack of General Wong!" two-page text story. "Man Against Tank!", art by Vernon Henkel; Corporal Reverson gets his revenge on the tank that wiped out his friends. "Warning," art by Ed Robbins; The U.S. Airforce warns the civilians of a city that it is being used as an ammunition dump and will be bombed the next day. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #759
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    Published 1953 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #760
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    Published 1953 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #761
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    Published 1953 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #762
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    Published 1953 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #171
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  • Issue #19
    Big Town (1951) 19

    Based on the TV and radio show of the same name, Big Town lasted 50 issues. This installment includes the following: "The Cartoon Crimes!" (Steve Wilson solves the mystery of a missing cartoonist); "The Club of Condemned Men"; "Beware of Steve Wilson!"; and "The Innocent Killer!" (with Johnny Law). Scripts John Broome and Dave Wood, pencils by Manny Stallman and Irwin Hasen, inks by John Giunta and Joe Giella. Cover by Gil Kane and Giella. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Bill Battle The One Man Army (1952) 3

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    36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #42
    Black Cat Mystery (1951 Harvey) 42

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    Stories and art by Joe Certa, Abe Simon, Moe Marcus, Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio, and Al Eadeh. Former superhero comic Black Cat becomes a showcase for Harvey's unique brand of pre-Code horror. A mask is created from a synthetic rubber that has strange new properties. A mathematician's formula contacts the 4th dimension, drawing the attention of the evil creatures that live there. Undersea explorers encounter a beautiful woman - or is it a shape-shifting octopus-like sea monster? Kiss of Doom; Next Attraction - Death; The Visitor; Mask of the Murderer. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 3 #3
    Black Magic (1950-1961 Prize/Crestwood) Vol. 3 #3
    • 1/2" cumulative spine split. Centerfold detached at one staple. Water damage.

    Cover by Jack Kirby. Art by John Prentice, Alden McWilliams, Manny Stallman, George Roussos, Bob McCarty, Bill Draut, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Captain America creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby present their own contribution to the horror comics trend of the 1950s, featuring tales of ghosts and the paranormal. Issue # 21 on cover; listed as Vol. 3, issue #3 in indicia. A feathered snake god appears to a tourist at an ancient ruin. A scientist sends a volunteer 500 years into the past. A visitor to Germany's Black Forest encounters a Brigadoon-like enchanted village, but only for one night. The Feathered Serpent; Warning Voice!; The Practical Joker; Vigil; Valley of Phantoms!; The Mind Reader; The Magic Million; A Ghost Story! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Black Magic (1952-1954 Prize/Arnold Book Co.) UK Series 14

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  • Issue #61
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 61

    Cover by Reed Crandall. Stories by Bill Woolfolk, Paul Gustavson and unknown. Art by Paul Gustavson and unknown. No power on Earth could halt..."The World Destroyer"! The awesome adventure of a menace so terrible that even the Blackhawks are powerless against it! Blackhawk is also featured in "Guerilla, the Unknown Hero" with story by Bill Woolfolk, and "Stalin's Ambassador of Murder"! Plus: Chop Chop in an untitled back-up story by Paul Gustavson. And: 1-page text story "The City Under the Sea"! 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #51
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 51

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  • Feb 1953
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp Feb 1953

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  • Issue #18
    Bobby Benson's B-Bar-B Riders (1950 ME/AC) 18

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    Art by Bob Powell, Dick Ayers and Ernie Bache. Edited by Raymond C. Krank. Cover by Dick Ayers and Ernie Bache. 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. A millionaire has a castle moved from Scotland to Texas, but a curse comes with it; Bobby suspects a ranchers son is involved with an outlaw gang; Windy tells a tall tale of bears and a cannon. Terror at Doom Castle; The Battling Bartons; Ghost Deaths in the Ghost Town. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #86
    Boy Comics (1942) 86

    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. The father of a dead race-car driver sets out for revenge on the racer he blames for his son's fatal crash. Traitorous Arnold waylays Rocky X and aligns with the Soviet space forces, threatening to start a war with the Plutonians. Crimebuster gets in the middle of a three-way battle between Vacuum, Iron Jaw and the Deadly Dozen. Also featuring a vintage ad for Lev Gleason Comics Picture Trading Cards. Crimebuster: Murder By Telephone; Rocky X: Stranger Than Strange; Jest For Laffs; Little Wise Guys: Race on Raccoon Hill; The Vacuum's Greatest Mistake. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.