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Comic books May 1955

  • Issue #30
    Abbott and Costello (1948 St. John) 30

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  • Issue #2
    Aces High (1955 EC) 2
    Published May 1955 by EC.

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    Cover by George Evans. Stories by Carl Wessler and others. 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. WWI pilot Lt. Horst Viegel disregards the unwritten rules of conduct for air combat, and pays the price. Captain Warren vows revenge on the enemy ace who killed the nurse he loved during an air raid. A pilot is elated when he is finally accepted by the famed Lafayette Escadrille, until he learns the reason why a spot opened up. First issue with the Comics Code seal on the cover. Chivalry!; The Ace of Aces; Revenge; Locker 9; Laughing Warrior; Footnote. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #204
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 204
    Published May 1955 by DC.
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #2128801001

    Cover by Win Mortimer. "The Man Who Could Make Superman Do Anything," script by Jerry Coleman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Metropolis is baffled when Superman seems to have to obey the every order of a man called Sam Spulby. One-page Babs story, art by Bob Oksner. Planet Quiz activity page by Henry Boltinoff. "Boy Planeteer" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. One-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. "Dynamite Danger" text story by Jack Miller (as Jim Mason), art by Raymond Perry. "Village of 1,000 Idols" starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. One-page Bebe story by Henry Boltinoff. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 1 #6
    Action-Packed Western (1954-1958 Columbia) Pulp 2nd Series Vol. 1 #6

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  • Issue #212
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 212
    • Staple rust.
    • .5" Spine split from bottom. Cover detached at one staple.
    • 2" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Ray Burnley. Superboy's Robot Twin, script by Jerry Coleman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; When Superboy disappears for a week Prof Wilson builds a robot to take his place. Superboy, meanwhile, after an encounter with a comet, has lost his memory. Tips On Camping public service announcement starring Binky, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. The Giant Tropical Fish starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. Sagebrush Sam humor two-pager by Henry Boltinoff. The Three Impossible Targets starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. Varsity Vic humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1955
    Adventure in Disneyland (1955) 1955

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    16-page paper cover, full color promotional comic distributed by the Richfield Oil Co.

  • Issue #21
    Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis (1952) 21

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    Cover art by Owen Fitzgerald. Clues Make the Man!, art by Owen Fitzgerald; Dean and Jerry investigate the Old Murdock Mansion which is supposed to be haunted. Clues Make the Man! part two. Backstage Bits humor two-pager by Henry Boltinoff. Honey in Hollywood humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Clues Make the Man! part three. House ad for Leave It to Binky #47 and Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #5. On the Set humor two-pager by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Adventures of Mighty Mouse (1952-1955 St. John) 18

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    36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    After Dark (1955) 6

    First issue of the series. "Hot Rod," "The Cop: A Bad Conscience," "Four Alarm," and Luke the Spook in "Co West, Old Man." Mike Sekowsky art. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 44 #2
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  • Issue #21
    All American Men of War (1952) 21
    • 1" spine split from top of comic.

    Edited by Whitney Ellsworth and Robert Kanigher. Cover by Jerry Grandenetti. Stories by Robert Kanigher, Irv Novick, Irwin Hasen, Causin, Russ Heath, Henry Boltinoff, and Ed Herron. 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 #82
    All Star Western (1951) 82
    Published May 1955 by DC.

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    Edited by Julius Schwartz. Cover by Gil Kane and Joe Giella. Stories by Lee Goldsmith, Gil Kane, Joe Giella, France Herron, Jerry Grandenetti, Gardner Fox, Arthur Peddy, Bernard Sachs, John Broome, Sy Barry, 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. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    All True Romance (1948) 23

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  • Vol. 5 #5
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    Volume 5, Issue 5 - May, 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. 29 #3
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 29 #3

    May 1955. Science fiction stories by P.F. Costello, Milton Lesser, Paul W. Fairman, Charles Felstead, and Bedell Stuart. Cover by Edward Valigursky. 5-1/2 in. x 7-1/2 in.; black and white; 128 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #27
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  • Vol. 340 #5
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 340 #5

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  • Vol. 2 #12
    Army Laughs (1951-1978 Crestwood) 2nd Series Vol. 2 #12

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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 #11
    Art Photography (1949-1958) Magazine Vol. 6 #11

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    Volume 6, Issue 11 - May, 1955. Betty Page photo cover by Charles Kell. 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 #5
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  • Vol. 55 #3
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 55 #3

    May 1955. Volume 55, Issue 3 - 1st printing. Science fiction stories by Poul Anderson ("The Long Way Home" part 2), Isaac Asimov, Everett B. Cole, Eric Frank Russell, and Algis Budrys. Illustrations by Freas and van Dongen. Article on "Conquest of Space" feature film with photos. Photo cover from "Conquest of Space". Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.75-in.; 168 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #57
    Authentic Science Fiction (1951-1957 Hamilton & Co.) 57

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  • Issue #2
    Avenger, The (1955 ME) 2

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    Cover by Bob Powell. "The Sea Monsters," script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Bob Powell; The Avenger is called in to help a scientist protect his new invention of a lock signal, designed to protect friendly ships from his miniature atomic bombs, from foreign spies out to steal it and the bombs. "The Man from Mars!", art by Bob Powell. "The Lost H-Bomb," art by Bob Powell. "The Metal Menace," art by Bob Powell. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #40
    Battle (1951 Atlas) 40
    Published May 1955 by Atlas.

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    "The Attack That Failed" (art by Bill Benulis), "66th Panzer" (pencils by Bob Forgione, inks by Jack Abel), "The Eve of Battle" (art by Mort Lawrence), "Mission...Destroy," and a two-page text story, "Wednesday Punch." Russ Heath cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Battle Cry (1952) 18
  • Issue #5
    Battle Ground (1954) 5
    • Centerfold detached at one staple. Water damage.

    Cover by Russ Heath. "They Strike By Night!", art by Joe Sinnott; An American G.I. helps liberate a Korean village and adopts an orphaned Korean boy. "Kitchener's Mob," art by John Severin; Jack Shane volunteered when the British hero Kitchener was recruiting men to go to France to fight the Germans and ends up with a squad who's language he can't understand. "The Observer!", art by Jay Scott Pike; Florence Nightingale saves soldiers during the Crimean War. "The Dying Man!", pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito; Private Scheibel learns a lesson when an American soldier risks his life to save him after he is left wounded on the battlefield. WWII story. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
    Battlefront (1952 Atlas) 31

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    "The Pursuers" (pencils by Bob Forgione, inks by Jack Abel), "No Man's Land" (art by Paul Reinman), "Redcoat" (art by Bob Powell?), "Prisoner of War" (art by Joe Sinnott), and a two-page text story, "Behind Enemy Lines." Russ Heath cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #876
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  • Issue #877
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  • Issue #878
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  • Issue #879
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  • Vol. 1 #6
    Behind the Scene (1954-1957 J.B. Publishing) Magazine Vol. 1 #6

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  • Issue #184
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  • Issue #15
    Beware (1953 Trojan/Merit) 15
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    • Cover detached. Oxidation.

    Stories and art by Myron Fass, Marty Elkin, Tony Tallarico and Alvin Hollingsworth. Merit takes over the publishing of this pre-Code horror comic from Trojan Magazines. An archaeologist is transported into a strange civilization by a magic crystal, and learns he has been foretold to free the people there from a tyrant. A fortune teller tells a down-on-his-luck gambler to concentrate on the number 13 and his luck will change. A homeless man makes the ultimate sacrifice to save the life of the orphan girl who was kind to him. First issue with the Comics Code seal on the cover. The Crystal of Time; Your Number Is Up; The Secret of Pitmurkie Wood; Make Me Invisible!; Right Connections! Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #32
    Big Town (1951) 32

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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: "The Vanishing Headline!" (Steve and Lorelei search for a kidnapped singer); "The Prophet of Doom"; and "The Gun That Never Missed!" Scripts John Broom and Frances E. Heron, pencils by Manny Stallman, inks by John Giunta. Cover by Gil Kane and Joe Giella. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Black Cobra (1954) 6
    Published May 1955 by Ajax.

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    Dec 1954/Jan 1955. Cover by Ken Battefield. Stories by unknown. Art by Robert Webb and unknown. F.B.I. Agent Steve Drake is assigned to prowl around a Guatemalan Air Base which seems to be a target for a red spy ring in the Black Cobra story "The Big Blast"! Plus: Black Cobra finds himself up against an incredible and fantastic plot to steal one the U.S.A.'s super-tanks in "Trap for Traitors/Grenades for Glory"! Also: Black Cobra gets a hurry up call for help from a great atomic plant in "Deadline for Danger/The Mystery of the Falling Corpse"! And: "A Message to Gomez," a reprint story on press photographers in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. Plus: 2-page text story "No Cowards Allowed"! 32 pages, full color. (Note: Chronologically, this should have been the #2 issue of Black Cobra. However, the publisher accidentally continued the numbering from Billy Bunny (1954) #1-5 instead. With the next published issue, the numbering was corrected, reverting back to issue #3.) Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Black Fury (1956 Charlton) 1

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    Cover by Dick Giordano? Stories by unknown. Art by Stan Campbell? and unknown. Featuring Black Fury in "The Saddle Tramp" and "The Outlaw!" Plus: Buck Tilson back-up story "Gage City's Terror Trail"! And: 2-page text story "Tricked"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Black Knight (1955 Atlas) 1
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    Black Knight stars in "The Menace of Modred the Evil" and an untitled story. Back-up story featuring the origin of The Crusader. Scripts by Stan Lee, art by Joe Maneely. Two-page text story, "Excalibur." Maneely cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #88
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 88
    • Small piece of tape on spine.
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #0805421011
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    Cover by Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera. Stories by Dick Wood, Paul Gustavson and unknown. Art by Dick Dillin, Paul Gustavson and Chuck Cuidera. Featuring Blackhawk in: "Thunder, the Indestructible" by Dick Wood, Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera; "The Incredible Silencer" by Wood, Dillin and Cuidera; and "The Phantom Sniper" by Wood, Dillin and Cuidera. Plus: Chop Chop in an untitled back-up story by Paul Gustavson, reprinted from issue #59. And: 1-page text story "The Isle of No Return," reprinted from issue #46. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #78
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 78

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    36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

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

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  • Vol. 2 #5
    Bold Magazine (1954 Pocket Magazines) Vol. 2 #5

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    Volume 2, Issue 5 - May 1955. Men's interest magazine focusing on sports, celebrities, war, and glamour girls. 4-in. x 6-in., 64 pages, B&W Cover price $0.15.

  • May 14 1955
    Boxoffice Magazine (1931) May 14 1955

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    May 14, 1955. Trade magazine (similar to Variety) published by The National Film Weekly. Billed as the pulse of the motion picture industry. Boxoffice was a source for news in the world of entertainment. This issue has a special color section with upcoming titles from Universal, including "This Island Earth". 110 pages, black and white, 9.25-in x 12.25-in.

  • Issue #111
    Boy Comics (1942) 111

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Joe Kubert, Peter Morisi, 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. The former Crimebuster completes its transformation into "Chuck Chandler," a college strip with emphasis on sports stories, featuring early art by comics legend Joe Kubert. Sniffer wants to throw a party to prove his place in high society, but he mistakenly invites Iron Jaw and the Deadly Dozen. Chuck makes a daring leap from a speeding train, off a high bridge, into a rushing river to save two boys after a rafting mishap. CB: His Last Friend; The Nerve of Some People; Sniffer and Iron Jaw: Let's Forget the Whole Thing; Chuck Chandler Alias CB: One-Man Victory; Rocky: More Than They Could Chew; Lev Gleason's Game Time. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Bride's Diary (1955) 4

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    Cover by Iger Shop. Stories by unknown. Art by Iger Shop and John Forte. How can she expect to be forgiven after what she's done? And now what? Just a broken heart...and "Broken Vows"! Also featuring: "Oh, Happy Day!"; "Unreturned Kisses!"; and "I Want to Forget"! Plus: "Alice Adams, Love Consultant" advice column. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 52 #5
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  • Issue #42
    Bugs Bunny (1952-1980 Dell/Gold Key) 42

    Bugs Bunny in "The Dog-Gonedest Country," "The Track Coach," "The Navy Knave," and an untitled story. Issue also has one-page gag strips. Inside covers 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 #8
    Bust Out Laffin' (1954-1955 Minoan Publishing) Digest 8

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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 #3
    Captain Flash (1954) 3

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    Captain Flash in "The Fight of the Century," "The Beasts From 1,000,000 B.C.," and "Sharkmen!" Back-up story, "Tomboy!" Mike Sekowsky art? Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #32
    Casper the Friendly Ghost (1952-1958 2nd Series Harvey) 32

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    Stories and art by Warren Kremer and others. The well-meaning but misunderstood Casper becomes one of Harvey Comics' best-known stars. Casper works as a substitute genie after scaring the real genie away. But things get out of hand when a crook steals the magic lamp. Then Spooky finds the genie, but he's never heard the expression "Be careful what you wish for." Plus a vintage ad for Wildroot Cream-Oil featuring Fearless Fosdick (with art by Al Capp). Casper the Friendly Ghost; The Magic Lamp; Spooky; Save-ty First; Casper Genie; Gosh Oh Genie; Spooky: Hat Happy. 36 pages, four color. Cover price $0.10.