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Comic books March 1953

  • Vol. 1 #10
    2 Western-Action Books (1951-1954 Fiction House) Pulp Vol. 1 #10

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  • Vol. 29 #4
    44 Western Magazine (1937-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 29 #4

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  • Vol. 5 #3
    5 Detective Novels Magazine (1949-1953 Standard Magazines) Pulp Vol. 5 #3

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  • Issue #54
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    Art by Dudley Page. 24 pages.

  • Vol. 1 #1
    Action (1953 Picture Magazines) Vol. 1 #1

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  • Issue #178
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 178
    Published Mar 1953 by DC.

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The Sandman of Crime starring Superman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. Congorilla! starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. Good Neighbor Spirit starring Binky, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. The Problem Pet from Space starring Tommy Tomorrow, art by Jim Mooney. The Outlaw Stallion starring Vigilante, art by Bob Brown. 44 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Mar 1953
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular) Pulp Mar 1953

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  • Issue #186
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 186

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Ray Burnley. Smallville Becomes a Ghost Town starring Superboy, art by John Sikela. The Dive-in Theater starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. Good Neighbor Spirit public service announcement starring Binky, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. Tubby Watts, King of Food starring Johnny Quick, pencils by Paul Norris, inks by Sy Barry. The World's Most Dangerous Arrow starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 44 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 17

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    Cover art by Sam Kweskin and Carl Burgos [panels]. I Die Too Often, script by Carl Wessler, pencils by Gil Kane; A convicted killer has a repeating dream of dying in the electric chair. The Window text story. The Vandals!, script by Carl Wessler, art by Joe Sinnott; When four vandals enter a museum at night to cut off the gold heads from a hydra idol, they end with their heads placed upon the evil idol. Casper's Boss!, art by Ken Landau; When his smoker boss doesn't lend him the money he needs for his wife's operation and she dies, a man ties the smoker up in a shed filled with explosives. They Don't Complain, art by Sam Kweskin; This story postulates that dead people remain aware and sensate during their autopsies. Red as a Lobster, art by Jim Mooney; Lobsters get their revenge on a diver who likes to boil them alive in order to observe their suffering by herding him into a hot-spring. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #41
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 41

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    "Haunted Hamlet," "Mystery of the Marie Celeste," "The Cursed Crystal," "The Ghost's Revenge," and "True Zombies of History." Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Cover by Ken Bald. Stories by William Weltman, Jack Abel, Al Camy, Edvard Moritz, Pete Riss, and King Ward. 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 #16
    Adventures into Weird Worlds (1952-1954 Marvel/Atlas) 16

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    Kiss of Death, art by Tony DiPreta; A woman plans to get rid of her writer husband by taking him to a house supposedly haunted by vampires and shocking his bad heart. Mind over Matter, pencils by Bill Benulis, inks by Jack Abel; A man receives Yogi training to make objects disappear, and when his friend introduces him to Cartesian skeptical doubt, they both disappear. Daughter of Death text story. Flying Saucer, inks by Jack Abel. Surprise!, art by Jack Keller; An old man in love with a Gypsy girl murders his rival; The girl continues to moon over the dead man so a Gypsy woman offers to make the old man resemble the man he killed. The Old Man's Secret!, art by Jay Scott Pike. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis (1952) 5
    Auction opens October 4
    • 1" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.

    Written by unknown. Art by unknown. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis star in a 3-part untitled tale! Plus: Teen Teasers activity half-pager by Martin Naydel; Picture Math activity half-pager; Twisting the Dial text piece on 'My Hero'; and Rusty untitled back-up story. 40 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 39 #6
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  • Vol. 10 #2
    Airboy Comics (1945-1953 Hillman) Vol. 10 #2
    • Water damage.
    • Trimmed
    • Cover and first page TRIMMED. Residue, interior soiling.

    Cover by Ernest Schroeder. Stories and art by Ernest Schroeder and others. 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 #109. No issue # on cover; Vol. 10, issue #2 in indicia. Airboy is captured by his old foe Keller and forced to participate in visually impressive aerial battles between Flying Dragon Ships. Only The Heap can help after a casino collapses into a sinkhole, trapping the hapless gamblers. A famed rabbit hunter runs afoul of native spiritual traditions in Haiti and meets a horrifying fate. Airboy; The Heap; Rabbit at the Door; Seven Bullets; The Bear Slayer. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    All True Romance (1948) 10

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    "Gang Girl," "Temptation," "One Mistake!" (art by A.C. Hollingsworth), and "I Lied for Love" (art by Don Heck). Hollingsworth cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 3 #3
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    Volume 3, Issue 3 - March, 1953. 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.

  • Vol. 27 #3
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 27 #3
    • Trimmed
    • Cover TRIMMED at bottom edge. 1 1/4" Cumulative spine split.
    • .5" Spine split from bottom.

    March 1953. Last pulp-format issue. Cover by Harris Levey. Science fiction stories by Paul Lohrman, E.K. Jarvis, Robert Eggert Lee, Rog Phillipsw, Mallory Storm, Noel Loomis, and "Forest of the Night" by Evan Hunters (as 'D.A. Addams'). Illustrations by Dick Francis, William Slade, Ernie Barth, Dotzenko, and Harry Garo. 7-in. x 10-in.; black and white; 160 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 18 #6
    American Manhood (1953 Weider Publications) Vol. 18 #6

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  • Issue #351
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  • Vol. 336 #3
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 336 #3

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  • Vol. 1 #11
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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. 4 #9
    Art Photography (1949-1958) Magazine Vol. 4 #9

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    Volume 4, Issue 9 - March, 1953. 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 #23
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 23
    • INCOMPLETE. Piece torn from one page, affects two panels of story and art.

    "His Father's Secret" (art by Dick Ayers), "Woman in Black," "Pursuit" (art by Bob Forgione), "Hog Attack," "The Hole in the Wall," and a two-page text story, "Doom of Ages." Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 9 #3
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  • Vol. 51 #1
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 51 #1

    March 1953. Volume 50, Issue 1 - 1st printing. Science fiction stories by John Brunner (as "John Loxmith", 1st U.S. publication "Thou Good and Faithful", age 19), H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire, Thomas Wilson, and Robert Sheckley. Illustrations by Orban, Pawelka, and van Dongen. Article on scrap metal. Cover by Pawelka. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.75-in.; 168 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #1
    Atomic Mouse (1953 1st Series) 1
    • 2 1/2 " Cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
    • Interior is complete. Couple of pages are loose. From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.

    First appearance and origin of Atomic Mouse. Al Fago cover and art. Contains funny animal stories. In order of appearance: "Atomic Mouse, A Star Is Born" origin story; "Atomic Mouse, A Push Button Menace"; "Atomic Mouse Saves a Spaceship via T.V."; and "Atomic Mouse, The Missing Space-Ship Mystery". "There's Magic in U-235 for Atomic Mouse" illustrated text story. "Atomic Mouse, Here You Are, Folks!" back cover pin-up. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 26

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  • Issue #31
    Authentic Science Fiction (1951-1957 Hamilton & Co.) 31
  • Vol. 1 #2
    Avon Science Fiction and Fantasy Reader (1953 Pulp/Digest) Vol. 1 #2

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    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.

  • Issue #14
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 14
    • Interior complete. Full length spine split (taped)

    The Dead Are Never Lonely, pencils by Jim McLaughlin; Actress Nolita is killed in an argument with her husband; She flees the crypt, hoping to escape death. Prowl of the Stalking Terror; A surgeon believes in vampires; To prove his theory he drags his uncle from the crypt who was a vampire; the bloodthirsty vampire rampages through the hospital and infects his nephew. Beware the Graveyard Clay, pencils by Charles Nicholas; The sculptor Clatrow forms voodoo dolls out of graveyard clay; Ridding himself with this mystic power of his mentor, Clatrow plans to marry the daughter of the house. Slaves of the Orchid Goddess, art by Howard Larsen. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 3 #7
    Baseball Stories (1938-1954 Fiction House) Pulp Vol. 3 #7

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  • Issue #2
    Basil ...The Royal Cat (1953 St. John) 2

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  • Issue #86
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  • Issue #75
    Batman (1940) 75
    Tags: Batman
    Published Mar 1953 by DC.

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    Gorilla story issue! Cover by Win Mortimer (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz. The Holiday Spirit! public service announcement with Superboy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. "Outlaw Town, U.S.A.!", script by David Vern, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; The town of Silver Vein is run by criminals and is a hideout for bad guys;. When some criminals from Gotham City go to Silver Vein, Batman and Robin follow them. Half-page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "Mr. Roulette's Greatest Gamble," script by David Vern, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; Mr. Roulette has been gambling with his life but Batman and Robin try to stop him. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "Stone Walls and Iron Bars" article by Jack Miller, art by Raymond Perry. Half-page Jerry the Jitterbug story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Gorilla Boss of Gotham City!", script by David Vern, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; Boss Dyke is executed in the gas chambers for his crimes, and his body is taken to a doctor who transplants the criminal's brain into that of a large gorilla; The gorilla communicates to the doctor that after he and his gang have secured needed funds, he wants his brain then transplanted into that of the Batman, and Batman's bran put into the gorilla. 44 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Battle (1951 Atlas) 18
    Published Mar 1953 by Atlas.

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    "Escape!" (art by Dick Ayers), the conclusion of the Hitler Chronicle in "The Beast at Bay" (art by Ayers), "The Black Hole!" (art by Miller), "Tank," and a two-page text story, "Corporal Charles Cassidy Captures Korea." Russ Heath cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Battle Action (1952) 10
    Published Mar 1953 by Atlas.

    The Wrong Way Prison Ship text story. Attack at Dawn! starring Battle Brady, pencils by Syd Shores. The Big Gripe! The Phantom of Stalag Luft 6!, art by Paul Reinman. 5th Column. 32 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Battle Brady (1953) 12
    Published Mar 1953 by Atlas.
    • Cover detached at one staple. Staple rust with migration.
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    • Double Cover. Oxidation.

    Four untitled Battle Brady stories. Scripts by Hank Chapman; art by Syd Shores (1 story) and Norman Steinberg (2 stories), plus one uncredited. Two-page text story, "Captain Hart Climbs Hinto Hill." Shores cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Battle Stories (1952 Fawcett) 8

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    "The Ride of Death," "To Each His Share," "Cannon Fodder," and "Hit 'Em Where It Hurts!" 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Battlefield (1952) 9
    Published Mar 1953 by Atlas.

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    Cover by Carl Burgos. "Danger Zone!", art by Werner Roth; Professor Prael is lured to East Berlin and captured by the communists. "A Spy Among Us," script by Carl Wessler, art by Jay Scott Pike; A North Korean spy infiltrates a military unit. "Bayonet" two-page text story. "City of Slaves," art by Sam Kweskin; The horror of Dachau as they were experienced by one man. "100 Feet Down," script by Paul S. Newman, art by Ed Moline; A soldier uses his training as a stuntman before the war to help him in battle. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #763
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  • Issue #764
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  • Issue #765
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  • Issue #766
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  • Vol. 12 #1
    Beauty Parade (1941-1956 Harrison Publications) Vol. 12 #1

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  • Issue #6
    Bedside Clubman (1951-1953 Bayard Productions) Pulp 6

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  • Issue #7
    Best of the West (1951 A-1 Comics) 7
    • 3.75" Spine split from bottom.

    (A-1 Comics #76) Cover by Fred Meagher, Joe Certa, Dick Ayers and Frank Bolle. Edited by Raymond C. Krank. Art by Fred Meagher, Fred Guardineer, Frank Bolle and Dick Ayers. Sometimes listed as A1 Comics (1944 Life's Romances) #76. Part of A1 Comics, an anthology from Magazine Enterprises with content that varied from month to month. This issue featured tales of Old West heroes. Ghost Rider investigates an ancient book of black magic spells; Durango Kid sets out to overthrow the outlaw empire of La Culebra; Straight Arrow is framed for murder with his special arrow. The Book of Doom; Six Gun Empire; The Big Frame-Up; The Ghost of Fort Apache! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Mar 1953
    Best True Fact Detective (1943-1981 Newsbook) Mar 1953

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  • Vol. 3 #4
    Best Western (1951-1957 Stadium) 2nd Series Vol. 3 #4

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  • Issue #172
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  • Issue #2
    Beware (1953 Trojan/Merit) 2

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    Cover by Roy Krenkel and Harry Harrison. Stories and art by Henry Kiefer, Martin Smith, Paul S. Newman, Leo Hagler, Richard Kahn, Al Gordon, Jesse Merlan and Harry Harrison. Pre-Code horror comics from Trojan Magazines. Sometimes listed as Beware (1953 Trojan) #14. A human is abducted by aliens for their gladiatorial games, but even his victory may hold disaster. Edward hates cats, but they seem to follow him everywhere - and what is their connection to the mysterious beautiful woman? According to the Table of Contents, the last story has the charming title Give Me Back My Head. It is described thusly: "Strange and horrifying are the mysterious happenings in the looming darkness of the jungle. Sorcery or not, Dr. Carter learned a terrible lesson when his greedy eyes rested on the jeweled crown of the Ugarnos." No improving on that. Also, a severed hand avenges its owner's murder. The Uninvited; The Clutching Hand; Death Trap; Revenge of the Dead; Give Me Back My Head. 32 pages, Full Color. NOTE: #14 March on cover (actual #2 in series). Cover price $0.10.