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Comic books November 1953

  • Issue #4
    Fantastic Fears (1953) 4

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    "Hissing Horror"; Lawrence Mason lives as a recluse on an island; He spends his days killing the many snakes he encounters all over the place; When Mason finds a beautiful woman by the name of Asptha, he gives her shelter and falls in love with her; But Asptha is the queen of the snakes and lures Mason to his doom. "Race for Valor"; Native American recruit Jimmy Bear fights in Korea; He saves his company with his ability for long-distance running. "Diamonds for the Dead" text story; In Africa, Phil Slater fights a gang of criminals disguised as a safari. "Devil's Sketch Book," pencils by Williams; The gangster Marty Hutton uses a book of magic to dispose of his enemies and rivals; Hutton becomes the new crime czar, but the magic fires back on him. "Black Death"; Pat and Lorna Fuller are on their honeymoon cruise; The ship sinks and the couple is marooned on a tiny island populated by giant black ants; Pat and Lorna fight as long as they can, but are eaten alive in the end. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #4
    Fantasy Fiction (1953 pulp) Vol. 1 #4

    November 1953. Fantasy Stories: "Web of the Worlds" by Katherine MacLean and Harry Harrison, "Capital Expenditure" by Fletcher Pratt, "Nothing To It" by William S. Corwin, "Schizoid Creator" by Clark Ashton Smith, "Medicine Dancer" by Bill Brown, "De Demon-Natur-" by Wesley Barefoot, "The Stronger Spell" by L. Sprague De Camp, and "The Apprentice Sorcerer" by Stephen Arr. Softcover Pulp Digest, 5-in x 7 1/2-in, 160 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 6 #11
    Fate Magazine (1948-Present Clark Publishing) Digest/Magazine Vol. 6 #11

    Volume 6 - Issue 11, November 1953. Pulp magazine devoted to exploring the paranormal. This issue features The Man who Made Gold, He Reads the Future, and Cats: Magic and Occultism! Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 130 page, Text (with B&W Illustrations and Photos). Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #47
    Felix the Cat (1948 Dell/Toby/Harvey) 47
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    • 3" cumulative spine split, cover coming loose at staples, brushmarks.
  • Vol. 8 #1
    Fifteen Love Stories (1949-1955 Fictioneers) Pulp Vol. 8 #1

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  • Issue #16
    Fight Against Crime (1951) 16
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #1488628004

    Cover by Dick Beck. Stories and art by Doug Wildey, Bill Savage, Edward Goldfarb and Ross Andru. Pre-Code tales of EC-style horror from Story Comics. Rita and her chauffeur Rick plot the murder of her wealthy husband, but poisoners shouldn't toast their own success, in a story featuring early art by future Marvel legend Ross Andru. Abusive husband Herbert collects tropical fish, so his wife finds a creative use for the piranha, in a story with early art by Doug Wildey. When a despised ball player commits murder by baseball, his teammates get revenge, in a story possibly inspired by EC's infamous "Foul Play," published earlier that year. Rescue; Dead Fish!; When Dead Stiffs Kill; Dead Drunk!; Foul Ball. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #34
    First Love Illustrated (1949-1963 Harvey) 34

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    Cover by Warren Kremer. Stories and art by Bill Draut, John Prentice, John Giunta, Manny Stallman, Tom Hickey and Leonard Starr. Harvey's entry in the romance-comic genre includes love poetry, advice to readers, and occasional pre-Code notoriety. As the comic takes a lurid pre-Code turn, hillbilly gal Carol finds her chances for romance ruined by her controlling Pa and big brother Bill. Self-proclaimed "bad girl" Joan takes up with Harry after a scandalous past that includes reform school and a nightclub job. Ellen pretends she doesn't care that war veteran Alan is now a double amputee, but she secretly feels everything has changed. Man-Starved; Dinner Date Data!; All Defenses Down; Bad Girl; I Paid With Kisses; Nancy Powers Solves Your Problem; Mirror, Mirror On The Wall; My Heart Cried Out. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Flat-Top (1953) 1

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    Teen comedy featuring Mazie and her group of friends, particularly the wacky guy whose haircut gives him his nickname. Flat-Top decides to make Mortie's new 3-D movie even more realistic by releasing a live tiger into the auditorium. Mazie falls for a carnival barker who knows all the trendy slang words of "bebop" 1950s culture. Flat-Top's attempt to sabotage a football game with itching powder backfires in a big way. Also featuring a guide to "bebop" slang that reveals popular attitudes of the time. Reckless Drive-In; Star Subjects from Radio and TV; Carney Blarney; Definition of Bebop Words...; Itch a Touchdown; Flat-Top's Favorite Jokes; Mortie: High Moon; Stevie: Legal Eagles. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 3 #11
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  • Vol. 3 #18
    Focus (1951 Leading Magazine Corp.) Vol. 3 #18

    Volume 3, Issue 18 - November 11, 1953. Men's interest magazine featuring Athletes, True Crime, Starlets, and Pin-ups. 4-in. x 6-in., 64 pages, B&W Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 3 #19
    Focus (1951 Leading Magazine Corp.) Vol. 3 #19
    • Staple rust with migration. Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Volume 3, Issue 19 - November 25, 1953. Men's interest magazine featuring Athletes, True Crime, Starlets, and Pin-ups. 4-in. x 6-in., 64 pages, B&W Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
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  • Issue #23
    Forbidden Worlds (1952) 23

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    Cover by Ken Bald. Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Art by Charles Nicholas, Bill Walsh and Harry Lazarus. An anthology series featuring tales of fantasy, horror, and science fiction from legendary early independent comics publisher ACG. A mad scientist creates horrifying insect-animal hybrids; A robot falls in love with a woman and goes on a rampage; A ghost ship appears over the South Pacific with a crew of undead privateers. Nightmare for Two!; The Mummy That Lived; The Machine That Fell in Love; The Thing in the Bottle!; Terror of the Deep! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Frankenstein Comics (1945) 27
    • Paper: White
    • Label #2061285006
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    • INCOMPLETE. Coupon torn out, does not affect art or story.

    Stories and art by Dick Briefer, Mort Meskin and Marvin Stein. Cover by Dick Briefer. Prize Comics revives Dick Briefer's Frankenstein series in line with the horror trends of the Pre-Code 1950s Frozen in a block of ice, the Frankenstein Monster becomes a theater exhibit, until an accident sets him free once more. A master gardener conceals the sinister secret behind his champion roses. Plane crash survivors in the Himalayas discover a hidden paradise. Frozen Alive; Fatal Fever; So Red My Roses; Checkmate; Flight Unknown. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #56
    Frisky Animals (1951) 56
    Published Nov 1953 by Star.
    • Paper: White
    • Label #1073537007
    • Heavy water damage. Staple rust with migration.

    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Mickey Klar Marks, Jim Adams and Al Fago. Funny-animal hijinks from Star Publications. Dirty Dog plots to loot the treasures of Atlantis, so Super Cat infiltrates the crew of his ship to stop him. Spunky the kangaroo determines to become a professional boxing kangaroo like his famous relatives. Canaries Bill and Koo try to cool off their house and accidentally capture a con man. Super Cat in Atlantis; Spunky: Monkey Business!: The Sleepy Squirrel! Jocko: A Narrow Escape!: The Kangaroo Game; Blow-Gun Fishing; Bill and Koo: The Ice Bike. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #195311
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  • Vol. 4 #4
    Future Science Fiction (1952-1960 Columbia Publications) Pulp Vol. 4 #4

    Volume 4, Issue 4 - November 1953. Science Fiction and adventures stories featuring "Ultimatum" by Robert Sheckley. 7-in. x 10-in. 96 newsprint pages B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #3
    Gabby (1953) 3
    Tags: Archie
    Published Nov 1953 by Quality.

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  • Vol. 4 #4
    Gala Magazine (1951) Vol. 4 #4

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    Nov. 1953. Glamour and pinup magazine. 8-in. x 10 1/4-in., 66 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 7 #2
    Galaxy Science Fiction (1950-1980 World/Galaxy/Universal) Vol. 7 #2
  • Issue #9
    Galaxy Science Fiction (1953-1958 Digest) UK Edition 9

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    Volume 3, Issue 9 - Softcover, 5" x 7.5", 160 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #5
    Gandy Goose (1953) 5

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    November 1953 issue. Note: There is a second #5 in this series dated Fall 1956 published by Pines. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    Gang Busters (1948) 36
    Published Nov 1953 by DC.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Convict Who Became a Warden, art by Bob Brown. Suicide Mob, U.S.A., pencils by Curt Swan. The Case of the Sinister Stranger, art by Mort Drucker. The Gamblers Who Never Lost, pencils by Curt Swan. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 12 #3
    Gay Love Stories (1942-1960 Columbia Publications) Pulp Vol. 12 #3

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  • Issue #81
    Gene Autry Comics (1946-1959 Dell) 81

    Gene Autry stars in "The City Slickers" and "Dangerous Valley." Back-up story, "The Rope." Two-page text story, "Crazy Like an Indian." 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    GI Combat (1952) 11
    Published Nov 1953 by DC.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Cover detached.
    • Label #3712149011

    November 1953: Cover by Dick Dillin and Charles Cuidera; "Hell's Heroes," 9 pages; "Blood on Sniper's Roost," 6 pages; "Death Patrol," 7 pages; "Amateur Red Killer," 1 page text story; "Armored Assault," 6 pages. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    GI Jane (1953) 4
    Published Nov 1953 by Stanhall.
    • 2 1/2" Spine split from bottom.
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    • Centerfold detached, cover detached at one staple, 3 1/4" cumulative spine split.
  • Issue #27
    GI Joe (1951 Ziff Davis) 27

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    Painted cover art by Clarence Doore. The Massacre at Ku-Shi Bridge starring G.I. Joe, pencils by Irv Novick. Oh, Babe! starring G.I. Joe, art by Mike Suchorsky; Sgt. Mulvaney helps Pvt. Robbins with writing a letter. Eager Beaver starring Buddies, art by Ernest Schroeder. Dear Son, Come Home starring G.I. Joe, art by Mike Suchorsky; Sgt. Mulvaney considers going home and helping his old parents. Reserved- G.I.'s Only humor page by Jack O'Brien. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #92
    Giggle Comics (1943) 92

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  • Issue #23
    Girls' Romances (1950) 23
    Published Nov 1953 by DC.

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    Once HE kissed her, she'd never marry Andrew! "The Last Kiss" is the cover-featured 8 page story pencilled by Mike Sekowsky. Plus: 8 page story "Bitter Souvenirs"; 6 page story "Unlucky Wishing Well" pencilled by John Romita, Sr.; 7 page story "My Heart Broke Twice" pencilled by Carmine Infantino; 1 page Oddities in Romance filler; 2 page Julia Roberts' Romance Report letters page. Cover pencils by Mike Sekowsky. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #1
    Glamorous Love Stories (1953-1954 New Publications) Pulp 2nd Series Vol. 1 #1

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  • Issue #92
    Ha Ha Comics (1943) 92
    Published Nov 1953 by ACG.

    Art by Dan Gordon, Bob Wickersham and Ken Hultgren. Funny-animal mayhem from Creston, an imprint of independent publisher ACG, with art by cartooning legend Dan Gordon. Izzy and Dizzy use the magic lamp to give Uncle Looie powers like his favorite superhero; The Mice-keteers leave the city and become country mice; Sammy Squirrel takes vitamins to be stronger than Rover, but it turns out Rovers been taking them too. Robespierre; Buzzys Business; Izzy and Dizzy; The Mice-keteers; Mulvaneys Mistake; Sammy; Snooper. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Haunted Thrills (1952) 12
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    • Cover coming loose at staples.

    Pre-Code horror comics from Ajax-Farrell and their anonymous talents. A murdered ganglord returns for revenge. A political mission to Central America is sabotaged by voodoo chieftains. A practical joker encounters a humorless ghost in a Spanish castle. Terror Below; Badge of Glory; Goodbye Earth!; Death Laughs Last; Voodoo Vengeance. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
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  • Issue #24
    Heart Throbs (1949 Quality/DC) 24

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    Stories by unknown. Art by Charles Sultan, Ogden Whitney, Sam Citron, Dick Beck and unknown. He was a fool to fall for that routine of hers! What a stupid mistake he made! Will Dorothy forgive him? Don't miss..."Don't Steal My Man" with pencils by Charles Sultan. Also in this issue: "Husband Hunter"; "Reunion with a Kiss" with art by Ogden Whitney; and "Love Knows No Bounds" with art by Sam Citron and Dick Beck. Plus: Advice on Love Problems letters page by Marilyn Minton. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Hector Comics (1953) 1

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    Cover by Ben Brown. Stories and art by Ben Brown and others. Archie-style teen comedy from Key, an imprint of Stanley Morse. Hector tries to avoid bad omens on Friday the 13th, and only succeeds in creating more bad luck for himself. Hector and his pals take refuge in a haunted house during a thunderstorm. Ziggy - a short, bald, round fellow - can't attract the ladies, so his pal Alf tries to help him lose weight. Unlucky Day; Lights Out; The Thief of Time!; Ziggy: A Weighty Problem; Water Bugs!; Minding Melvin. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Henry Aldrich (1950-1954 Dell) 18

    36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #88
    Heroic Comics (1940) 88

    Painted cover by Henry C. Kiefer. Stories and art by Jim McArdle, Bill Ely, Ed Moore, and Sam Glanzman. Non-fiction comics featuring true tales of heroism from everyday people and courage on the battlefield. Helicopter pilots rescue a woman before she plummets over Niagara Falls; A man saves a boy who fell through the ice on a pond; A man risks his life to save his brother from drowning. Courage and Compassion; A True Champion; The Bombardment; Night Patrol; Helicopter Heroes; Assignment: Prisoner; A Man and a Mission; King's Row; He Dared Death; You Can Have Good Schools; Deep Freeze; Human Shield. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 9 #4
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  • Issue #84
    Hopalong Cassidy (1943 Fawcett/DC) 84

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  • Issue #96
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    UK Edition. black and white; 24 pages.

  • Issue #8
    Horrific (1952) 8
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    • RESTORATION. Color touch.

    Cover by Don Heck. Stories and art by Pete Morisi, Rudy Palais, and Don Heck. Pre-Code horror comics by the talents at the Iger Shop. Horrific introduces its new horror host, like in the EC horror comics: The Teller of Tales, who looks like a sinister Dr. Strange. Grimm, ghost doctor, investigates after a plastic surgeon is murdered by the ghost of a former patient. A creature travels through the vastness of space and survives millions of years on Earth, only to stalk the sewers in search of hapless maintenance workers. Also featuring a cover by future Marvel legend Don Heck. The Teller!; Hirschels Hair; Coffin Corner; Blood Suckers; Portrait of Death; Sewer Horror. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 20

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    Cover by Leonard Starr. "The Beast of Bristol," art by Jim Mooney; English horror actor Elliot Smathers fears to lose his mind; Is he really going on nightly killing sprees in his sleep? "Mr. Mortem!," art by Leonard Starr; When Drew Wilson sees a strange man at his uncle's funeral, and again at the death of a boxer he realizes that Death itself has been stalking him. "The Lamp That Changed People!," art by Nick Cardy; Jennie discovers that the junk lamp that her husband brought home is really a magic lamp that can make her the richest woman in the world. "Prince of Prophets" article by Jack Miller; The visions and prophecies of Nostradamus. "The Hex on My House!," art by Curt Swan; The madwoman Eliza Jason goes around putting hexes on people. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    Howdy Doody (1950-1956 Dell) 25
    • 1 1/4" Spine split from top. Cover detached at one staple. Staple rust. Rust migration.

    36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5311
    Humpty Dumpty's Magazine For Little Children (1952-Present Magazine Enterprises) 5311

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    November 1953. Stories, games, and puzzles for children. 5.25-in. x 7.5-in.; partial color; 120 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 14 #4
    Ideal Love (1941-1960 Double-Action) Pulp Vol. 14 #4

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  • Vol. 2 #5
    If Worlds of Science Fiction (1952 Pulp Digest) Vol. 2 #5

    Nov 1953. Science fiction stories by Mari Wolf, William Tenn, Dean McLaughlin, Jerome Bixby, Arthur Dekker Savage, James McKimmey Jr., Helen Huber, Boyd Ellanby, and Alfred Coppel. Four Kelly Freas illustrations. Wrap-around cover by Ken Fagg. 5.25-in. x 7.5-in.; black and white; 120 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 4 #10
    Imagination (1950-1958 Greenleaf) Stories of Science and Fantasy/Science Fiction Vol. 4 #10

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    November, 1953 Volume 4, Issue 10. 5-3/8 in. x 7-5/8 in; black and white; 162 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 8 #46A
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    Volume 8, Issue 46A - November, 1953. One of many vintage supermarket tabloid magazines full of high profile FBI and CIA cases of the era, accompanied by black and white photographs and testimonials from those involved in, and close to the events themselves. 8.5" x 10.5", 58 pages, B&W, recommended for 16+. Cover price $0.15.

  • Vol. 6 #8
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