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Comic books August 1955

  • Issue #31
    Abbott and Costello (1948 St. John) 31
    • 1-1/2" spine split.
  • Issue #3
    Action Adventure (1955) 3

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    Masculine adventure, of the type then popular in assorted men's magazines. A key road in the Philippines plays a major role for the Allies in both defeat and victory. The brutal officers of the Southern Star cargo ship finally push the sailors too far. An innovative parallel-art storyline tells the stories of the 1776 and 1952 Battles of Bunker Hill simultaneously. Also featuring a vintage ad for learning ventriloquism "in one day." The Road South!; Leaping Lions; Savages; Low Life!; Bunker Hill. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #207
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 207
    Published Aug 1955 by DC.
    • 3" Cumulative spine split. Water damage. Cover detached at one staple. Cover oxidation.
    • 4" cumulative spine split.

    Cover by Win Mortimer. "The Four Superman Medals," pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Superman must find a way of attending the annual policemans dinner, during which a Superman Medal will be presented, both as himself and as Clark Kent. One-page Varsity Vic story by Henry Boltinoff. "Mystery of the Space Mutiny" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. "Janu, the Human Chimp" starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Aug 1955
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular) Pulp Aug 1955

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  • Issue #215
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 215

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Super Hobby of Superboy, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; Superboy begins collecting rocks and minerals from other planets. The Aqua-Mailman starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. The Magic Archers starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Adventures in Wonderland (1955 Lev Gleason) 3

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    Cover by Myron Fass. Stories and art by Hi Mankin, Hildegarde O'Brien, Bill Walton, Fred Kida and Myron Fass. Kid-friendly, Comics Code-approved fairy tales from publisher Lev Gleason, formerly known for crime comics, and featuring art from future MF publisher Myron Fass. Peter Pester wants the spotlight, but gets too much attention when he becomes the court jester. A prince befriends orphaned innkeeper Priscilla, but the princess he is betrothed to wants her to go away. An archer and a princess conspire to teach a king a lesson about gambling. By Order of the Queen; Peer Pester the Sad Jester; Priscillas Patience; A Kings Second Chance; A Big Day for Squirrels; Grey Steele; Puzzle Page. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #65
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 65

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    Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Cover by Ogden Whitney. Stories by Ogden Whitney and Harry Lazarus. 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 #34
    Adventures of Bob Hope (1950) 34

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    Cover by Owen Fitzgerald. Written by Cal Howard and unknown. Art by Owen Fitzgerald and unknown. Bob Hope, America's favorite funnyman, sets out to see the world in an untitled 3-part story by Cal Howard and Owen Fitzgerald. Plus: Dink 1-pager; Honey in Hollywood 2-pager; and A Bit of Disc and Data article. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis (1952) 23

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    Written by unknown. Art by unknown. Cover by Owen Fitzgerald? Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis head to Venice in a 3-part untitled tale! Plus: Varsity Vic untitled 1-pager by Henry Boltinoff. And: Kitty Karr untitled back-up story. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #126
    Adventures of Mighty Mouse (1955 Pines/Dell/Gold Key) 126

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  • Issue #2
    Adventures of Pinky Lee (1955) 2
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    • Cover detached at one staple.
  • Vol. 44 #5
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  • Issue #24
    All American Men of War (1952) 24
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    "The Thin Line," "12 Hour Pass" (art by Joe Kubert), "The .90mm Punch," and "Frozen Outpost!" Edited by Whitney Ellsworth and Robert Kanigher. Cover by Jerry Grandenetti. Stories by Robert Kanigher, Ross Andru, Mike Esposito, Ed Herron, Joe Kubert, Causin, Bob Forgione, and Irwin Hasen. 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.

  • Vol. 10 #5
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  • Issue #30
    American Crime Magazine (1953-1955 Jatkins Publishing) Pulp 30

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  • Issue #31
    Andy Panda (1953 Dell) 31

    Walter Lantz' Andy Panda. Stories by unknown. Art by Dick Hall and Lynn Karp. Featuring the tales "Captain Sid's kid," "The Boomberry Bush" and "Bonehead Hunters," plus untitled stories on the inside back cover and back cover! Starring Andy Panda, Charlie Chicken, Clyde Sid, Black Jack, Sam Wooll, Heckle and Mysto the Great! Also: Dell's pledge to parents! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Annie Oakley (1948 Atlas) 6

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    Edited by Stan Lee. Cover art by Ross Andru and Mike Esposito. Stories by Hank Chapman, Ross Andru, Mike Esposito, and George Woodbridge. Western Tales of action and adventure starring the famous female sharpshooter, Annie Oakley. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Apache Kid (1950) 15

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    The Apache Kid stars in "The Eagle's Canyon," "Flaming Arrows," and "Six-Guns and Tomahawks." Also in this issue: "The Impostor" (art by Mac L. Pakula). Joe Maneely cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #75
    Archie (1943) 75

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    "Campaign in the Neck," art by Bob Montana; Archie decides to run a last-minute write-in campaign against Reggie for class president; The school election is the same day as the Riverdale mayoral election; Jughead goes to pick up some campaign posters for Archie, but gets the Mayor's instead. "Something Fishy"; Archie and Veronica go to a seaside restaurant where the fish is guaranteed fresh. "Spec-tacular"; Moose insists on wearing the eyeglasses his favorite uncle left him, even though he can't see a thing. Archie Annual ad. "Pass the Smelling Salts"; The Professor has the students identify the smell of chemicals while blindfolded. "The Hand Writing on the Wall"; Reggie wrote all his girl friends' phone numbers on the wall around the pay phone at Pop's and is devastated when Pop has the whole shop painted. "For Goodness Sake!"; Reggie keeps getting dates with Veronica because Archie keeps getting detentions. Archie vows not to get a detention for a whole day. "The Oily Bird"; Veronica's fan is noisy, so Archie oils it; Veronica is not happy with the result. Archie Club ad. "Count Your Blessings"; Archie and Jughead are putting identifying signs over the school doors; When Jughead drops a small one on Archie's head, Jughead tells him he's lucky. "Right or Rung"; Veronica has an argument with Archie; When Pop Tate tries to help Archie patch things up, Archie manages to make Mr. Lodge think he and Veronica are going to elope. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Archie's Joke Book (1953) 18
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #665-AA-013
  • Vol. 341 #2
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 341 #2

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  • Vol. 7 #2
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  • Issue #40
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 40

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    Cover art by Carl Burgos. The Deep Freeze, art by Mac Pakula; When a man discovers that he has a man frozen in the ice cake that he has purchased he goes down to the local warehouse only to confront the manager who reveals himself to be a Neanderthal (when the temperature rises) who is selling people suspended animation. The Merry-Go-Round, art by Art Peddy; A merry-go-round ride provides two young lovers with the financial means they need to become wed. Anything Can Happen!, pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Ernie Bache; A story somewhat similar to "Those Who Change" in Amazing Adult Fantasy #10, but instead of using the time travel gimmick, this story merely stipulates two professors discussing infinite possible worlds. Xplam for Sale!, art by Mort Lawrence. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 11 #8
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  • Vol. 55 #6
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 55 #6

    August 1955. Volume 55, Issue 6 - 1st printing. Science fiction stories by Eric Frank Russell ("Call Him Dead" part 1), Lester del Rey, L. Sprague de Camp, Algis Budrys, James Blish, and James E. Gunn. Illustrations by Freas, Rogers, and van Dongen. Cover by Frank Kelly Freas. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.75-in.; 168 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #1
    Atomic Rabbit (1955) 1

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    Featuring: 6 page Atomic Rabbit story "The Discovery" drawn by Al Fago; 8 page Sherlock Monk story "The Monk and Chuck Are Grould Up!"; 2 page text story "Danger Ahead" starring Lottie Linden and Atterbury Oaknose; 8 page Atomic Rabbit story "Just Water Over the Dam" drawn by Al Fago; 7 page Billy and Oscar story "Trouble in the Big City." Cover by Al Fago. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #60
    Authentic Science Fiction (1951-1957 Hamilton & Co.) 60

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  • Issue #93
    Batman (1940) 93
    Tags: Batman
    Published Aug 1955 by DC.
    Auction opens October 5
    • Small pieces of tape on interior front cover, grease stain.
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    • Front cover missing, back cover present, but detached. Photocopy reproduction front cover included (unattached).

    Cover by Win Mortimer. "Journey To the Top of the World!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; Batman and Robin are informed of the loss of valuable microfilm atop Mount K-4, which reveals the names of many members of an international crime cartel. Trixy the Puzzle Monkey activity page. "Batman, Baby-Sitter!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; Unexpectedly, Bruces' cousin Jane drops off her child for him to care for, and Bruce is forced to not only care for the child, but to fight crime as well! One-page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "They Spot the Phony Gems" text story by Jack Miller. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Caveman Batman," script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; An amazing find by a noted scientist, showing dinosaur and man together, threatens that scientist's reputation until the Dynamic Duo go back in time to prove it true. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Battle Action (1952) 18
    Published Aug 1955 by Atlas.
    • 3" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.

    "Strategy!" (art by Russ Heath). "The Big Guns Roar!" (art by Dick Ayers). "He Saw His Duty!" (art by Mort Lawrence). "The Captive of So Yan Sen!" Two-page text story, "The Code." Heath cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Battle Attack (1952) 6
    • 2" Cumulative spine split.
  • Issue #3
    Battle Squadron (1955 Stanley Morse) 3

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    Soldiers face life on the battlefield in one of the many 1950s war comics by publisher Stanley Morse. In a special issue devoted to the famed Battle of Iwo Jima, ten different veterans recall their stories of the five-week battle, which included some of the fiercest and bloodiest fighting of the Pacific Theater. Cover inspired by the "Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima" photo, already a symbol of America's role in WWII by 1955. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #34
    Battlefront (1952 Atlas) 34
  • Issue #889
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    Published 1955 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #890
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    Published 1955 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #891
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    Published 1955 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Issue #892
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    Published 1955 (est.) by Beano Studios.

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  • Vol. 14 #4
    Beauty Parade (1941-1956 Harrison Publications) Vol. 14 #4

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  • Aug 1955
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  • Issue #34
    Big Town (1951) 34

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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 Mystery of the Millionaire G.I." (Steve and some Marine buddies rescue a member of their group who has been kidnapped); "Behind the Locked Door!"; and "The Mental Marvel of Big Town!" Scripts John Broom, pencils by Manny Stallman, inks by John Giunta. Cover by Gil Kane and Joe Giella. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #57
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 57

    Cover by Myron Fass. Stories and art by Bill Walton and Myron Fass. Masked like the Lone Ranger or Zorro, Black Diamond fights for justice in the West, aided by his sidekick Bumper and his status as a federal marshal. Black Diamond meets his own personal Moriarty, the master criminal called The Scorpion, in a story with early art (and cover) by future MF publisher Myron Fass. Ben seeks vengeance on his brother's killer, in another Fass story with above-average art. Black Diamond must meet a Shoshone champion in bare-chested battle to prevent a disastrous war. Black Diamond: Meet the Scorpion; Big Fake at Three Claims; Black Diamond: Rogue Indian; Black Diamond: Vengeance!; Red Fire. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #91
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 91

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    Cover by Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera. Stories by Dick Wood, Bill Finger, Paul Gustavson and unknown. Art by Dick Dillin, Paul Gustavson and Chuck Cuidera. Featuring Blackhawk in: "Treason In the Underground" by Dick Wood, Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera; "The Steel Colossus" by Bill Finger, Dillin and Cuidera; and "The Statue That Attacked Blackhawk Island" by Wood, Dillin and Cuidera. Plus: Chop Chop in the back-up story "Chop Chop's Tours to China" by Paul Gustavson, reprinted from issue #56. And: 1-page text story "Publicity Hound," reprinted from Doll Man Quarterly (1941 Quality) #46. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #81
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 81

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  • Issue #21
    Blue Beetle (1955 Charlton) 21
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #2037240003

    In order of appearance: "The Unmasking!" and "The Blue Beetle, Captured" art by Ted Galindo and Raymond Harold Osrin; "Joan Mason, Reporter, Mystery in C Major" reprinted from Blue Beetle (1939 Fox/Holyoke) #45. "Mystery of the Missing Expert" text story by J. L. Keene, reprinted from Hunted (1950) #2. Indicia states: "THE BLUE BEETLE". Numbering continues with Mr. Muscles (1956) #22. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

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

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  • Issue #2
    Bo (1955) 2

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  • Vol. 3 #2
    Bold Magazine (1954 Pocket Magazines) Vol. 3 #2

    Volume 3, Issue 2 - August 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.

  • Issue #114
    Boy Comics (1942) 114

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Joe Kubert, Pete 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. Chuck's roommate Stew discovers a dangerous new power source, but their rival, the disagreeable Jabbo, gets wind of it, in a story with early art by comics legend Joe Kubert. Sniffer and Iron Jaw decide to relocate from their collapsing tenement, but moving is more of a chore than usual with the Deadly Dozen involved. Rocky and Simpy are assigned to steal or destroy the new communist one-man atomic submarine. Chuck Chandler: Gem of an Idea; So What's New?; Sniffer and Iron Jaw: Boom to Let; Chuck Chandler: What Goes Up, Must Come Down; Rocky: One Man Sub; Lev Gleason's Fun Time. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 1

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    Cover art by Russ Heath (Golden Gladiator), Joe Kubert (Viking Prince), and Irv Novick (Silent Knight). "The Thunder of the Chariots!", script by France Herron, art by Russ Heath; Marcus, a young shepherd, is grabbed and falsely accused of attacking a Praetor by the conniving soldier Cinna; Sentenced to a slave galley for life, Marcus becomes a muscled giant. "Battle for the Dragon Ship!", script by Robert Kanigher, art by Joe Kubert; A blond Viking is pulled from the water, but has no memory of his past; Gunna names him "Jon, the Shining, [after] the great Viking Prince of old!"; But a spy knows him and reports to Baron Thorvald that "the youth" still lives. "The Sea Rovers" non-fiction story, script by Robert Kanigher, art by Jerry Grandenetti. The Fighting Legions of Rome article by Jack Miller, art by Raymond Perry. "Duel in Forest Perilous!", script by Robert Kanigher, art by Irv Novick; Sir Edwin Kent dies in a joust because Sir Oswald Bane sabotaged his lance; His son Brian, an orphan, cannot take the throne until he's a knight. One-page Laughing Arena Roman gladiator story by Irwin Hasen. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10A
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    A racy pageant of peppy cartoons, girls, and giggles. 98 pgs, B&W. 5 1/2" x 7 1/2". Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #15
    Brenda Starr (1955 Charlton) 15

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    Covers by Dale Messick. Stories by Dale Messick, Howard Boughner and unknown. Art by Dale Messick, Howard Boughner and unknown. Brenda Starr, world famous girl reporter, leads an exciting chase to a most fantastic chain of events in this action-packed issue! Plus: Headline Harry reprint story "The Firing Escape!" Also: Freshman Freddy reprint story "The Substitute Baby!" And: Dizzy Daisy has a spelling problem in the reprint half-pager "Words Fail Us"! Plus: half-pager "Vita Min Does First Things First"! Also: 2-page text story "Tiptoe to Tulips"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.