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Comic books March 1955

  • Issue #73
    1000 Jokes Magazine (1938-1968 Dell) 73
    • 1/4" lateral spine tear.

    February-April, 1955. Humor magazine featuring humorous essays, short satires, cartoons and light verse. This Issue features Steve Allen. Saddle Stitched, 8 1/2- x 10 1/2-in, 52 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #29
    Abbott and Costello (1948 St. John) 29

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    Stories featuring the stage, radio, movie, and TV comedy team Abbott and Costello. This issue features "Two Knights in a Daze," "Seen But Not Heard," "Out in the Baa-aa-aad Land," "Second Childhood," and "Discover America." Issue also has "Hazy Daisy" and two-page text story "Chew-Chew, Baby." Story and art credits: unknown. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Aces High (1955 EC) 1
    Published Mar 1955 by EC.

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    Cover by George Evans. Stories by Carl Wessler and Irv Werstein. Art by Bernie Krigstein, George Evans, Jack Davis, and Wally Wood. As part of its New Direction line, EC presents tales of air combat in World Wars I and II. A WWI veteran tells his grandson about war and its consequences. The latest recruit to the 37th Aero Squadron, Pomeroy is shunned by the seasoned pilots until he gets a chance to prove his mettle. An air squadron's canine mascot becomes a reliable indicator of a pilot's survival. The Way it Was; The Stork with Talons; The Outsider; The Mascot; The New C.O. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #202
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 202
    Published Mar 1955 by DC.
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    • 3" spine split from bottom of comic.
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    • 7in cumulative spine split.

    Cover pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. "Lois Lane's X-Ray Vision!", pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Lois Lane acquires a pair of specially-treated glasses that give her X-ray vision. "The Space Dragnet!", script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Tommy Tomorrow vs. Jon Crane. Shorty one-page story by Henry Boltinoff. Peg one-page story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Jungle Amusement Park!" starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #5
    Action-Packed Western (1954-1958 Columbia) Pulp 2nd Series Vol. 1 #5

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  • Issue #210
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 210

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Super-Dog from Krypton!, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Sy Barry; A super-powerful dog arrives in Smallville in a rocket complete with written records proving that he is baby Kal-El's puppy who Jor-El used as a test animal when developing his space rockets; Though happy to be reunited with his dog, Superboy needs to make sure that Krypto does not give away his secret identity several times before Krypto leaves for a romp in space. The First Undersea Newspaper starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. The Defeat of Green Arrow, art by George Papp. Two page text story, They're Striking it Rich Again. 36 pages, Full Color. NOTE: 1st appearance of Krypto the Super Dog. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 70 #3
    Aero Digest (Aeronautical Digest Publishing Corp) Vol. 70 #3

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    Mar. 1955 - Vol. 70 #3. A compendium of all the civil and military aircraft in use in 1955. Includes a small blueprint, specifications and a B&W photo of each aircraft. Among the aircraft covered are the B-47, B-52, F-84, F-86, DC-7 and many more. Also includes a section on guided missiles. 8 1/4-in. x 11 1/4-in., 160 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.00.

  • Vol. 43 #6
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  • Issue #19
    All American Men of War (1952) 19

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    "Torpedo Track" (art--pencils only?--by Carmine Infantino), "Battle Scout," "Unlucky Seven," and "Fighting Duck!" Edited by Whitney Ellsworth and Robert Kanigher. Cover by Jerry Grandenetti. Stories by Robert Kanigher, Irv Novick, Causin, Sam Burlockoff, Joe Giella, Arthur Peddy, David Kahn, Ross Andru, and Mike Esposito. 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 #81
    All Star Western (1951) 81
    Published Mar 1955 by DC.

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    Edited by Julius Schwartz. Cover by Gil Kane and Joe Giella. Stories by France Herron, Gil Kane, Joe Giella, France Herron, Jerry Grandenetti, Irwin Hasen, France Herron, Howard Sherman, Robert Kanigher, Mort Drucker, and Joe Giella. Tales of the Old West starring such characters as the Trigger Twins, Strong Bow, Foley of the Fighting 5th, and Johnny Thunder. Ad for My Greatest Adventure #1. The Phantom Gold Mine article by Jack Miller, art by Raymond Perry. Short account of the Graham-Tewksbury feud by Julius Schwartz, art by Morris Waldinger and Tommy Nicolosi. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    All True Romance (1948) 22

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  • Vol. 5 #4
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    Volume 5, Issue 4 - March, 1955. 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. 11 #4
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  • Vol. 29 #2
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 29 #2

    March 1955. Science fiction stories by Milton Lesser, Murray Leinster, Robert Bloch, Ivar Jorgensen, and John Toland. Cover by Edward Valigursky. 5-1/2 in. x 7-1/2 in.; black and white; 128 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #25
    American Crime Magazine (1953-1955 Jatkins Publishing) Pulp 25

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  • Vol. 340 #3
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 340 #3

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  • Vol. 2 #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. 6 #9
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    Volume 6, Issue 9 - March, 1955. 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. 11 #3
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  • Vol. 55 #1
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 55 #1

    Volume 55, Issue 1 - March, 1955. Science fiction stories by Mark Clifton, R.C. Noll, Eric Frank Russell, Lee Correy, H. Beam Piper, Sylvia Jacobs, and P. Schuyler Miller. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.75-in.; 162 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #38
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 38
    • 3/4" Cumulative spine split. Cover oxidation.
  • Issue #55
    Authentic Science Fiction (1951-1957 Hamilton & Co.) 55
  • Issue #1
    Avenger, The (1955 ME) 1
    • 2" Cumulative spine split. Water damage. Residue.

    Cover by Bob Powell. "The Fog Robbers," art by Dick Ayers; Introduction of The Avenger (Roger Wright) and his secretary Claire Farrow. "Death Has Three Faces," script by Paul S. Newman, art by Dick Ayers; When a guided atomic missile is lost in the mid-pacific waters it is up to The Avenger to recover it before the Russians do; Because of this adventure The Avenger contracts cancer. "The Red Hand of Terror!", art by Dick Ayers. "The Birth of the Avenger!", script by Paul S. Newman, art by Dick Ayers; Scientist Ralph Wright and his wife are kidnapped by Russian agents, wanting him to write a letter to his brother, who has just invented a new type of airplane the Soviets want. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #90
    Batman (1940) 90
    Tags: Batman
    Published Mar 1955 by DC.
    • 1" cumulative spine split.

    Cover by Win Mortimer. "The Web of Doom!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Dr. Peter Driscoll suffers from amnesia and cannot remember where he dropped a parcel with deadly microbes; Batman and Robin hopes to jog his memory by confronting him with three prisoners who served as his test subjects during the microbe research. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "City of Fantasy!", script by Bill Finger, art by Dick Sprang; Dr. Frank Bolton has invented an "illusion ray," but his assistant Parker steals it and partners up with gangsters in order to distort people's vision and commit crimes; At first, Batman and Robin are helpless, until they learn to rely on hearing and radar instead of vision. One-page Professor Eureka story by Henry Boltinoff. Scientists With Badges article by John Marlowe. "The Adventures of Batboy!", pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Stan Kaye; Batman and Robin vs. Tapper Nolan; Robins origin retold. Your United Nations at Work! public service announcement. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Battle Cry (1952) 17

    Cover by Eugene Hughes. Stories and art by Eugene E. Hughes, Tony Mortellaro and Hy Fleishman. War comics from publisher Stanley Morse in the tradition of EC's war comics. A by-the-book Marine sergeant clashes with his troops when they help a civilian child impoverished by the war. Pvt. Ike pursues a female war correspondent who's visiting the front, but she's dealt with his kind before. 7 Seconds to Hell; Recon Flight; Marine Sergeant; Operation Rx!; The Private and the Sergeant; Pvt. Ike: Private, Do Not Disturb. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Battle Ground (1954) 4

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    "Commie Death Trap" (art by Joe Sinnott), "Pillbox" (art by Mort Drucker), "Stonewall" (art by John Severin), "That's My Boy" (art by Dick Ayers), and a two-page text story, "Letters From Home." Russ Heath cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Battlefront (1952 Atlas) 29

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    "The Commies Attack" (art by Don Heck), "In Enemy Territory" (art by Mort Drucker), "Pancho Villa" (art by Paul Reinman), "X Point Zero," and a two-page text story, "Take That Hill." Russ Heath cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #867
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  • Issue #868
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  • Issue #869
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  • Issue #870
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  • Vol. 14 #1
    Beauty Parade (1941-1956 Harrison Publications) Vol. 14 #1

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    Cover by Peter Driban. This issue is noteworthy for nine photographs of Bettie Page, one of which is the centerfold. 8 3/8-in. x 11 1/2-in., 50 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 1 #4
    Behind the Scene (1954-1957 J.B. Publishing) Magazine Vol. 1 #4

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  • Mar 1955
    Best True Fact Detective (1943-1981 Newsbook) Mar 1955

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  • Vol. 5 #1
    Best Western (1951-1957 Stadium) 2nd Series Vol. 5 #1

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  • Issue #182
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  • Issue #14
    Beware (1953 Trojan/Merit) 14
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #3719189004
    • Water damage.

    Cover by Myron Fass. Stories and art by Art Gates, Leo Morey, Edvard Moritz, Rudy Palais, Paul S. Newman and Henry Kiefer. Pre-Code horror comic from Trojan Magazines. A book collector purchases a book on raising the dead, but others want the book for reasons other than curiosity. A professional translator gets mixed up in the magical rivalry between two sorcerers. A theater reopens 25 years after a dancer was murdered on its stage. Plus a vintage PSA encouraging parents to get involved in their local schools. The Mummy Master; Dark Dancer; The Sorcerer; The Key of Revenge; Daughter of Doom. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Big Town (1951) 30

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    Based on the TV and radio show of the same name, Big Town lasted 50 issues. This installment includes the following: "Big Town at Night!" (Steve and Lorelei avenge the death of Big Town's night club columnist); "The Trail of the Talented Trickster"; "Jackpot of Crime!"; "Famous Newspaper Firsts!" and "Circulation Promotion Stunts." Scripts John Broom, pencils by Manny Stallman, inks by John Giunta. Cover by Gil Kane and Joe Giella. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Billy the Kid Adventure Magazine (1950) 27

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    Stories and art by Don Heck, Jack Sparling, Ray Forest and Art Kenik. A Western adventure comic that turns the notorious real-life outlaw into a folk hero wandering the Old West. Billy searches for a missing man, in a story with early art from future Marvel legend Don Heck. Billy seeks refuge in Mexico, but instead finds himself the target of revenge. Man Missing!; South of the Border; Leatherneck Laffs; To Take a Hand!; TV Time; Hot Air Throws the Bull. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Black Cobra (1954) 3
    Published Mar 1955 by Ajax.

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    Mar 1955. Stories by unknown. Art by Paul Gattuso, Matt Baker and unknown. Black Cobra stars in "Jet-Propelled Justice/The Disappearing Evidence" and "Danger in Two Volumes!" Plus: In an untitled reprint Torpedoman story, Don and Roger investigate the body of a diver who worked for a real estate broker who is trying to get people to finance his search for the wreck of a gold-laden ship. But Torpedoman, using his jet-propulsion system, investigates and discovers a wreck all right, but a fortune in gold that even astounds Lyman! Also: Eagle of the Sea story "Old Ironsides!" And: 2-page text story "Heroes are Made!" 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Black Rider (1951) 27

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    Final issue of the series. Black Rider stars in "The Spider Strikes" (the Spider--a villian--burns to death), "Rustler's Moon," and "The Sheriff's Secret!" Untitled Kid Colt Outlaw back-up story (art by Jack Keller). Two-page text story, "The New Sheriff!" Joe Maneely cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #86
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 86

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    Cover by Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera. Featuring: 10 page Blackhawk story "The Human Torpedoes" drawn by Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera; 4 page Chop Chop reprint story "Chief Chop Chop" drawn by Paul Gustavson; 7 page Blackhawk story "Weapon For Conquest" drawn by Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera; 1 page text story "Tank Trap"; 7 page Blackhawk story "Suicide Decoy" drawn by Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #76
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 76

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    36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Mar 1955
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp Mar 1955

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  • Issue #109
    Boy Comics (1942) 109

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Norman Maurer, Carl Hubbell, 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. Crimebuster goes out for hockey and football, as his adventures continue to take on a college-life slant instead of solving crimes. Sniffer convinces the Deadly Dozen to take a bodybuilding course with him. Rocky must escort a beautiful American singer on a USO tour, but enemy agents have replaced her with a double, so to turn the tables on the spies, Rocky must dress in drag. First issue to feature the Comics Code seal on the cover. Crimebuster: Out of Circulation; Kid Stuff Is Good Stuff; Sniffer and Iron Jaw: Lumps Ain't Muscles; Crimebuster: Whose Team Are You On?; Rocky X: Unsung Heroine; Lore of the West. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 52 #3
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  • Issue #41
    Bugs Bunny (1952-1980 Dell/Gold Key) 41

    Bugs Bunny in "Lucky Rabbit Hair," "Payday," and "The Giant-Maker." Issue also has one-page gag strips. Back cover and inside front cover have one-page features which have Bugs Bunny showing readers how to do simple gags/tricks. No story/art credits given. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Bust Out Laffin' (1954-1955 Minoan Publishing) Digest 6

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    Humor digest filled with single-page cartoons and jokes mainly centered around the relationships of men and women of the time. 5" x 7", 98 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #2
    Captain Flash (1954) 2

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    Cover by Mike Sekowsky. Stories and art by Mike Sekowsky and Edvard Moritz. Super-heroics from publisher Sterling featuring Captain Flash, an early atomic-powered hero. Supervillain the Black Knight uses a combination of medieval weaponry and a miniature jet plane to lead his criminal gang on aerial heists and jousts. The master of disguise known as The Actor uses his ability to impersonate anyone to rob banks and elude Captain Flash and Ricky. Action girl Tomboy seeks the master criminal Sound Wave, who uses "simulated sounds" to carry out his crimes. First issue with the Comics Code seal on the cover. The Black Knight; The Actor; Tomboy: Crime Wave; A Trip Through Space; Return of the Mirror Man. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Captain Steve Savage (1954-1956 2nd Series) 7

    Art by Mort Lawrence and others. Tales of adventure and espionage from the Cold War featuring ace pilot Steve Savage. This was the first issue under the Comics Code, and features reprints of pre-Code stories hastily edited to omit violence. In some cases, panels are reproduced without color and altered artwork. Savage and his new sidekick Jazz Logan get cut off from their squadron, and face hostile nomads after a crash-landing in Manchuria. Night Raid on Korea; The Boomerang Battery; Operation Death; The Victory Decoy. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.