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Comic books September 1953

  • Vol. 1 #12
    2 Western-Action Books (1951-1954 Fiction House) Pulp Vol. 1 #12


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    • Glasses not included.

    Issue 1 - September, 1953. Fantastic series for pin-up fans, loaded with full page, tasteful, non-nude pin-up photography; some of which are in 3-D, and includes a pair of glasses. This issue features celebrities such as; Marilyn Monroe, Arlene Dahl, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Rhonda Fleming, Jane Powell, and many, many more. 8.5" x 11", 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 30 #3
    44 Western Magazine (1937-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 30 #3

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  • Vol. 6 #2
    5 Detective Novels Magazine (1949-1953 Standard Magazines) Pulp Vol. 6 #2

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  • Vol. 8 #2
    5 Western Novels Magazine (1949-1954 Standard Magazines) Pulp Vol. 8 #2

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  • Issue #20
    Abbott and Costello (1948 St. John) 20

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  • Issue #57
    Ace Malloy of the Special Squadron (1952-1954 Arnold Book Company) 57

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    Art by Dudley Page. 24 pages.

  • Issue #184
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 184
    Published Sep 1953 by DC.

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. How Safe Is Your Driving? starring Buzzy, art by Win Mortimer. The Forgotten Man of the Jungle! starring Congo Bill, script by Jack Miller, art Ed Smalle. The Holidays of Tomorrow! starring Tommy Tomorrow, art by Jim Mooney. The Crime Rhymes! starring Vigilante, art by Bob Brown. 44 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #3

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    Volume 1, Issue 3 - September, 1953. Tabloid magazine filled with stories about romance, divorce, corruption, crime, and society. Softcover magazine, 8.5" x 10.5", 82 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #192
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 192

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan. The Coronation of Lana Lang starring Superboy, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti; Queen Lana has Superboy do her bidding. How Safe Is Your Driving? public service announcement starring Buzzy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. Murder in the Fish Preserve starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. X Marks Tubby Watts starring Johnny Quick, art by Ralph Mayo. Jerry Jitterbug humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Alibi Club for Archers starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 44 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Adventures into Terror (1951) 23

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    Edited by Stan Lee. Cover by Carl Burgos. Stories by George Roussos, Ben Benulis, Jack Abel, Al Luster, Tony DiPreta, and Larry Woromay. Weird tales of horror and suspense—prepare yourself for Adventures into Terror! 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #47
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 47

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    Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Cover by Ken Bald. Stories by Jon Blummer, Al Camy, Ed Good, Paul Cooper, Art Gates, Dick Beck, and Lin Streeter. 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 #22
    Adventures into Weird Worlds (1952-1954 Marvel/Atlas) 22

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    "The Vampire's Partner," "The Man Who Lost an Elevator," "The New Boy," "Out of My Life," "Keeper of Cats," and a two-page text story, "The Fate of Henri Rolland." Edited by Stan Lee. Cover by Bill Everett. Stories by Carl Wessler, George Roussos, Russ Heath, Bill Walton, Bob Fujitani, Paul Newman, and John Rosenberger. 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 #8
    Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis (1952) 8

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    Cover art by Owen Fitzgerald. G-Man Jr. starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, art by Owen Fitzgerald; Lili and her aunt hire Dean and Jerry to help guard a map which will take them to the secret of eternal youth. How Safe Is Your Driving public service announcement starring Buzzy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. G-Man Jr. Part 2. Peg humor page by Henry Boltinoff. G-Man Jr. Part 3. Honey in Hollywood humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Meet Ozzie and Harriet--Twisting the Dial article, art by Raymond Perry. Untitled Rusty story. 44 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Adventures of Mighty Mouse (1952-1955 St. John) 7

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    Great spaceship/flying saucer cover.

    36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 40 #6
    Air Trails (1934-1942, 1950-1954 Street & Smith) Pulp / Magazine 2nd Series Vol. 40 #6


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  • Issue #13
    All True Romance (1948) 13

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  • Vol. 2 #12
    All-American Football Magazine (1938-1953 Fiction House) Pulp Vol. 2 #12

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  • Issue #12
    All-Famous Police Cases (1952-1954 A Star Comic) 12

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Pre-Code crime comics from L. B. Cole's Star Publications. Ex-movie star actor and makeup expert The Great Arno escapes an asylum and promises revenge against the six men who had him committed, Dr. Phibes-style. Gangster Bugsy Siegel gets rubbed out after making Las Vegas into a world-famous Sin City. The reader gets a chance to follow the clues and find the killer of horse trainer before detective Dan Diamond does. The Mask of Murder!!; The Curse of Violence; The Crime That Wrought It's Own Punishment!!!; Killers' Revenge; The Wicked Killer!; Who Was the Killer?? 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 3 #6

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    Volume 3, Issue 6 - September, 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 #6
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 27 #6


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    • Water damage.
    • Water damage.

    Sept 1953. Science fiction stories by Algis Budrys, Henry Kuttner, Philip K. Dick, Walter M. Miller Jr., Ivar Jorgensen, Kendall Foster Crossen, Charles V. DeVet, and Rog Phillips. Cover by Gaylord Welker. 5-1/2 in. x 7-1/2 in.; black and white; 160 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #22
    Amazing Stories (1950-1955 Pulp) UK Edition 22

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  • Vol. 1 #4
    American Beauties (1952-1954 Capitol Stories) Magazine Vol. 1 #4


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    Volume 1, Issue 4 - September, 1953. Short-lived vintage men's magazine that focuses on the lifestyles of young models, especially those in bathing suits. This issue features a two page pictorial on Marilyn Monroe with 3 b&w photographs. 8.5" x 11.5", 50 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #7

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  • Vol. 3 #2
    American Woodsman (American Woodsman, Inc.) Magazine Vol. 3 #2


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    • Spine split 25%. Staple rust: Slight.
  • Issue #9
    Amor Film (French 1953-1963 Editions du Carquois) 9

    Issue #9 - Sept. 1953. Cover of Marilyn Monroe and Richard Widmark. Includes four-page comic strip of Romeo and Juliette. 8 1/4-in. x 11 1/4-in., 12 pages, printed using a purple ink instead of black. NOTE: French language publication.

  • Issue #21
    Andy Panda (1953-1962 Dell) 21
    • One staple (manufacturing).

    Walter Lantz' Andy Panda. Stories by Carl Fallberg and various. Art by Lynn Karp and Al Hubbard. Featuring three untitled tales, plus 1-page untitled stories on the inside front cover, inside back cover and back cover! Starring Andy Panda, Charlie Chicken, G. Blowhoff, Mr. Rockerfillup, Fearless McTavish, Professor Beaker and Bunsen! 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 10

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    "Number Please"; Betty and Veronica read a book on numerology that convinces them that Archie and Reggie are a bad match for them. "Iron Clad Model!"; Betty accidentally burns her dress while ironing but uses it to create a new design. "Required Reading"; Betty and Veronica practice palm reading. "Never Say Dye!"; Betty dyes her hair and pretends to be someone else to get Archie's attention. "Smear Campaign"; Betty tries to get Veronica in trouble by having her try on lipstick in school. "Big Time" one-page story; Betty schemes to get a ride in Archie's car. "A Sock Yarn"; Veronica sets a new fashion trend when she accidentally wears two different socks to school. "Miss and Tell"; Betty is angry because Archie didn't make a move on her during their date. "No Health Wanted"; Betty puts a quarantine sign on Veronica's house to try and keep Archie away but her plan backfires on her. "Special Delivery" one-page Suzie story; Ferdie applies for a job as a mailman. "The Big Romance" text story. Untitled Katy Keene story, script and art by Bill Woggon. "Photo-Finish"; Betty bribes Jughead to get a modeling job with his cousin. Ginger house ad. "Fallen Archies" one-page story; Archie puts his coat over a puddle for Veronica to walk on. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 13 #10
    Argosy (1926-1974 Fleetway) UK Vol. 13 #10

    Volume 13, Issue 10 - October, 1952. Squarebound, 4.5" x 7", 144 pages, B&W.

  • Vol. 14 #9
    Argosy (1926-1974 Fleetway) UK Vol. 14 #9

    Volume 14, Issue 9 - September, 1953. Squarebound, 4.5" x 7", 144 pages, B&W.

  • Vol. 337 #3
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 337 #3


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  • Vol. 2 #2
    Army Laughs (1951-1978 Crestwood) 2nd Series Vol. 2 #2

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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. 5 #3

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    Volume 5, Issue 3 - September, 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.

  • Vol. 9 #9

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  • Vol. 52 #1
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 52 #1

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    Sept 1953. Volume 52, Issue 1 - 1st printing. Science fiction stories by Mark Clifton and Alex Apostolides, Lewis Padgett, Algis Budrys, Robert F. Young, and Katherine MacLean. Illustrations by Freas, Miller, Vidmer, and van Dongen. Article on atomic weapons. Cover by Miller. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.75-in.; 168 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #5(9/53)
    Attack (1953 Trojan) 5(9/53)

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    Cover by Harry Harrison. Stories and art by A. C. Hollingsworth, Harry Harrison, Martin Thall and Art Gates. Violent pre-Code war comics from Trojan Magazines. The second #5 issue in this series, published after #8. A squadron finds themselves trapped behind enemy lines, with only one chance for survival: fight. Soldiers learn a brutal lesson about the battlefield. Behind Enemy Lines; Your Squad's Expendable; Flight to Safety; A Cowboy Goes To War; Operation Phonograph. Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 29
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  • Issue #37
    Authentic Science Fiction (1951-1957 Hamilton & Co.) 37
    • Moderate spine stress with color breaks. 1/4" cumulative spine splits. Multiple cover creases. Heavy wear to corners and edges with multiple nicks and tears. Moderate denting and scuffing. Heavy soiling and foxing to covers. Page edges darkened with scattered foxing and multiple corner creases.
    • 1 1/2" Cumulative spine split.

    Issue #37. September 1953. UK Science Fiction Digest. Cover by Davis (John Richards). 5" x 7.25". 142 pages. Black and white.

  • Issue #17
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 17

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    Kill, My Minions of Death!, art by Lou Cameron; Thanks to "years of experiments plus a knowledge of black magic", Ivan Buloff controls an army of flying severed hands that kill on his command; He even blackmails the helpless German government. Duel of the Spectres, pencils by Dick Beck, inks by George Klein; Jeff Pearson and his wife travel to Scotland to inherit the family castle; Pearson is confronted by the ghosts of his dead brothers, including a vampire. Evil Cult of the Juggernaut, pencils by Dick Beck; Writing a book about native lore, Paul Reynolds discovers the cult of the juggernaut in India; The evil high priest Rashonu exploits his followers to amass riches. Master of the Undead, art by Al Hartley. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Volume 1, Issue 4 - Fall, 1953. Humor magazine with cartoons, jokes, and gag advertisements. 8.5" x 10.75", 52 pages. B&W. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #4
    Basil ...The Royal Cat (1953 St. John) 4

    Basil the Royal Cat in "Shopping Dangerously", "Bull Wanted", "Kingnapped", "Kid Stuff" & "Movie Madness", plus Impy stars in an untitled story, and Comedy Column text humor (2 pgs). 36 pages, FC. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #78
    Batman (1940) 78
    Tags: Batman
    Published Sep 1953 by DC.

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    Cover by Win Mortimer. "The Manhunter From Mars!", script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; The Batman learns that the new criminal called The Stranger is really a Martian, and, with the help of a lawman from Mars, tracks him down. Half-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Sinister Stamps!", pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; A philatelist has collection of stamps that depict past tragedies and accidents; When members of a Stamp Collectors Club begin dying in a similar way to the accidents from the stamps, investigates. I Confess! article by Jack Miller (as John Marston), art by Raymond Perry. One-page Jerry the Jitterbug story by Henry Boltinoff. How to Spend a Summer Week! public service announcement with Binky, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. "Batman of the Mounties!", script by David Vern, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Stan Kaye; Batman and Robin are the guests for National Law Enforcement Week in Canada, but soon become involved in a manhunt with a Royal Canadian Mountie. One-page Professor Eureka story by Henry Boltinoff. 44 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Battle (1951 Atlas) 22
    Published Sep 1953 by Atlas.

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    Cover art by Joe Maneely. Break-out!, art by Tony Montellaro. Day of the Dragon text story. The Conquerors starring Xerxes, art by Gil Evans. Hand-out for Ho-Min. The Failure, art by Al Carreno. 32 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Battle Cry (1952) 8

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    Stories and art by Eugene E. Hughes and others. War comics from publisher Stanley Morse in the tradition of EC's war comics. The series introduces new continuing character Pvt. Ike, who tangles with his buddy Sgt. Magoon over the Dragon Lady-like Fifi La Mare. A long-suffering combat veteran keeps getting his requests to go home delayed again and again. Geronimo's leadership in the Apache Wars wins respect from his enemies and makes his name a household word in America. Pvt. Ike: A Date with Fifi; Veteran!; Twist of the Wrist!; Return to Darkness; Operation Rx!; Famous Battle Cry Series: Geronimo! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Battle Stories (1952 Fawcett) 11

    September 1953, Stories: "Hot-Tempered Haley," 2 page text story on inside covers; "What D'Ya Want…Blood?" 9 pages; "Dateline: Korea," 6 pages; "Submarine Commandos," 8 pages; Bill Battle in "Massacre at Munyang," 9 pages. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Battlefront (1952 Atlas) 13
    • 1.5" Cumulative spine split. Water damage. Staple rust.

    Cover by Joe Maneely. Written by unknown. Art by Al Carreno, Ed Moline and unknown. Featuring: "Siege!" with art by Al Carreno; "The Story of Ming-Lo"; "Zeppelin!" with art by Ed Moline; "The Colonel and Cpl. Kelly!" with art by Ed Moline; and 2-page text story "The General's Son"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #789

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  • Issue #790

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  • Issue #791

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  • Issue #792

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