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  • Item #50001171
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    One-shot. Numbering continues from Love Experiences (1949) #5. "Villa of the Vampire" splash panel appears on page #48 of the "Report of the New York State Joint Legislative Committee to Study the Publication of Comics", March 1951. In order of appearance: "High Priestess of the Snake People" reprinted in Hand of Fate (1951 Ace) #19 and in Snake Tales: The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics HC (2016 IDW) #1-1ST; "True Tales of the Supernatural #1" reprinted with CCA alterations as "True Tales of Unexplained Mystery #55" in Web of Mystery (1951) #29; "The Ghost in the Portrait" reprinted in Baffling Mysteries (1952) #18; "True Tales of the Supernatural #2"; "Villa of the Vampire" art by Lin Streeter, reprinted in Web of Mystery (1951) #19; and "No Grave to Hold Him" art by Mike Sekowsky, reprinted in Web of Mystery (1951) #21. "Unburied Dead" text story reprinted in Hand of Fate (1951 Ace) #8. Indicia states "CHALLENGE OF THE UNKNOWN (Formerly Love Experiences)". 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #60544306
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  • Item #59826456
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    Specters Stalk the Bloody Tower; England, 1940, height of the "blitz"; A German collaborator is brought to justice and hanged by the ghosts of the London Tower. The Clock of Doom Strikes Loud!; A "selfish man" dies and meets Fate, leading him to the afterlife; The man tries to cheat his demise by entering three doors back into life, labeled "Money," "Power" and "Love". The Black Curse of Rhan Giva, art by Louis Zansky; After the death of Mr. Wingate, his indian servant tries to get control over his lovely daughter; He traps her in a magic doll house. Havoc on the Midway; A circus stage hand makes pact with the devil; He gets the magician's act, the strongman's girl and inherits the whole operation. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #60971961
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    The 5 Lives of Otto Marlin starring Fate, art by Lou Cameron; Mad scientist Otto Marlin poisons Vivian Lake to learn about her previous lives; When cornered by the police, he poisons himself and is reincarnated in the middle ages. Marlin meets Lake again. Stampede of the Centaurs, art by Jim McLaughlin; Archeologist Harlow Griffith releases a horde of living centaurs from a cave at Mt. Pindus in Greece; He joins their ranks and commits acts of murder and plundering. Satan's Sinister Bargain, art by Louis Zansky; Tony Pascal, petty thief and murderer, comes into possession of the "Devil's Mirror"; By looking into it, one is drawn into the realm of Satan. High Priestess of the Snake People; In the Swiss Alps, a young American stumbles across a cult of snake-worshippers; He is bewitched by the beautiful snake queen Gilda. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #61143279
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    Who'd Believe Kasimir Raades? starring Fate, art by Ken Rice; Scientist Kasimir Raades develops an elixir of eternal youth and is full of best intentions, using this agent to help his aged friends first; They sadly die after some days, the elixir has to be improved. Big Top Nightmare, art by Lin Streeter; Mysterious Countess Barovna joins the circus; She is an age-old vampire and kills off all the other acts to be the main act. Death Wears No Face starring Fate, art by Lou Cameron; Combat correspondent Alec North is the sole survivor of a patrol running into trouble in Korea; He should have died, too, but can cheat Death and Fate. Trial by Ghost Light, pencils by Ken Rice; Playboy Weston is convicted and executed for a murder he didn't commit; The district attorney Dexter knew of his innocence, but used the case to become governor. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #59845808
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    Who'd Believe Kasimir Raades? starring Fate, art by Ken Rice; Scientist Kasimir Raades develops an elixir of eternal youth and is full of best intentions, using this agent to help his aged friends first; They sadly die after some days, the elixir has to be improved. Big Top Nightmare, art by Lin Streeter; Mysterious Countess Barovna joins the circus; She is an age-old vampire and kills off all the other acts to be the main act. Death Wears No Face starring Fate, art by Lou Cameron; Combat correspondent Alec North is the sole survivor of a patrol running into trouble in Korea; He should have died, too, but can cheat Death and Fate. Trial by Ghost Light, pencils by Ken Rice; Playboy Weston is convicted and executed for a murder he didn't commit; The district attorney Dexter knew of his innocence, but used the case to become governor. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #48372549
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    The Last Hiding Place starring Fate, art by Lou Cameron; Fate presents us with Madame Lizette and her carnival wax museum of unnatural history; Resorting to witchcraft, she breathes new life into a werewolf and a tiger woman. Rendezvous with the Phantom Gypsies, art by Ken Rice; A gypsy boy flees the orphanage he lives in and travels with a salesman to a gypsy camp. They witness a gypsy wedding; In an outburst of jealousy the salesman kills the groom and drives away, burning down the camp. The Witch's Wicked Words, art by Larry Woromay; Running from the police and his gangster friends, crook and murderer Louie Brink is sent back to the year 1450 through a time machine. When His Number's Up... starring Fate, art by Louis Zansky. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #59046091
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    Jim Mooney cover. In order of appearance: "'Flash' Lightning" art by Jim Mooney, reprinted in Men of Mystery Comics (1996- AC Comics) #29; "The Raven"; "Doctor Nemesis, Rx"; "Congo Jack" art by Mark Schneider; "Marvo the Magician and Tito"; "Hap Hazard"; and "Whiz Wilson". "The Big Reward" in-house comic advertisement for Super Mystery Comics Vol. 2 (1941), art by Jack Alderman. "I Knew Buffalo Bill" text story biography of Buffalo Bill Cody by 'Old-Timer'. 68 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Painted cover. In order of appearance: "Warned Against Her" art by Sam Cooper, reprinted in Love Experiences (1949) #31; "In Debt to Each Other" art by Chuck A. Winter, reprinted in Real Love (1949-56 Ace) #67 and Weird Love (2014 IDW) #8; "I Lied to Keep Him" reprinted in Glamorous Romances (1949) #82; and "No Chance with Men". "Your Charm Guide: Check That Popularity Hazard! Tips on Shoe Buying, Seven Ways to Stay Slender..." text article reprinted as "Glamorizing Yourself..." in Glamorous Romances (1949) #66, "Help Yourself to Allure..." in Love Experiences (1949) #29, and "Don't Handicap Yourself..." in Ten Story Love Vol. 35 (1955) #6. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Love at First Sight (1949) 1 CGC 3.0

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    Painted cover. In order of appearance: "Warned Against Her" art by Sam Cooper, reprinted in Love Experiences (1949) #31; "In Debt to Each Other" art by Chuck A. Winter, reprinted in Real Love (1949-56 Ace) #67 and Weird Love (2014 IDW) #8; "I Lied to Keep Him" reprinted in Glamorous Romances (1949) #82; and "No Chance with Men". "Your Charm Guide: Check That Popularity Hazard! Tips on Shoe Buying, Seven Ways to Stay Slender..." text article reprinted as "Glamorizing Yourself..." in Glamorous Romances (1949) #66, "Help Yourself to Allure..." in Love Experiences (1949) #29, and "Don't Handicap Yourself..." in Ten Story Love Vol. 35 (1955) #6. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Alice Kirkpatrick cover. In order of appearance: "Dangerous Kisses"; "Trapped by Love"; "I Bought a Man"; and "Rodeo Girl". "Your Charm Guide: Truth and Consequences, Pep up Your Life, Break the Ice of Loneliness..." text article reprinted from "The Charm Corner..." in Real Love (1949-56 Ace) #35 and Real Love (1949-56 Ace) #46, and reprinted as "Brighten Your Living..." in Ten Story Love Vol. 34 (1954) #6. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Classic Harvey Kurtzman World War II bondage cover features a giant Japanese army robot; this cover is also Harvey Kurtzman's first. In order of appearance: "Bonds for Victory or Bonds for Slavery" art by Louis Ferstadt; "Magno and Davey"; "Mr. Risk, The Race Against Death!" art by Harvey Kurtzman; "Doctor Nemesis" and "The Sword" art by Earl Da Voren; "Buckskin"; "Hap Hazard"; and "Paul Revere, Jr." art by Harvey Kurtzman. "Cold-Country Justice" text story by Brant House, reprinted in Super Mystery Comics Vol. 4 (1944) #5 and in Four Favorites (1941) #18. 68 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #49141274
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    • Restored: B1
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    Louis Ferstadt World War II cover features Magno the Magnetic Man kicking a Nazi soldier in the behind. In order of appearance: "Magno and Davey, 'Blood Payment for Black Market Beef'" art by Louis Ferstadt; "Mr. Risk" art by Louis Ferstadt, reprinted in Vixens, Vamps and Vipers SC (2014 EA Press) Lost Villainesses of Golden Age Comics #1-1ST; "Hap Hazard"; "The Sword" art by Louis Ferstadt; and "Paul Revere, Jr.". "Six-Guns Laugh Last" text story by Cliff Howe. 52 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #59741264
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    Classic Rudy Palais cover. In order of appearance: "Magno and Davey" art by Rudy Palais; "Mr. Risk, 'Case of the Whispering Death'" art by Warren Kremer (as 'DOC'), reprinted with CCA alterations as "The Whispering Nemesis" in Crime Must Pay The Penalty (1948) #47; "Chuck"; and "The Sword" art by George Mabuchi (as 'Geo Gregg'). "Conquest of the Big Muddy" text story by Cliff Howe, reprinted in Four Favorites (1941) #21. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Rudy Palais cover. In order of appearance: "Magno and Davey" art by Rudy Palais; "Chuck"; "Mr. Risk" art by Warren Kremer (as 'DOC'); and "Harry the Hack". "Pay Dirt Paradise" text story by Ralph Powers, reprinted from Four Favorites (1941) #22, and reprinted in Super Mystery Comics Vol. 5 (1945) #5 and in Super Mystery Comics Vol. 6 (1946) #6. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Bondage cover by Warren Kremer (as 'DOC'). In order of appearance: "Magno and Davey" art by Rudy Palais; "Chuck"; "Mr. Risk" art by Warren Kremer as 'DOC'; and "Harry the Hack". "Pay Dirt Paradise" text story by Ralph Powers, reprinted from Four Favorites (1941) #22 and from Super Mystery Comics Vol. 5 (1945) #4, and reprinted in Super Mystery Comics Vol. 6 (1946) #6. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Super Mystery Comics (1940) Vol. 6 #2 CGC 2.0

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    Bondage cover. In order of appearance: "UNO"; "The Adventures of Bert and Sue, 'A Portait of a Murderer'"; "Harry the Hack"; "Mr. Risk"; "Magno and Davey", reprinted in Men of Mystery Comics (1996- AC Comics) #47; and "Harry the Hack". "Wild West Gun Savvy" text story by Brant House, reprinted in Four Favorites (1941) #27. 52 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

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    "Showdown For a Shavetail"; Lieutenant Graham must replace the leader of Company B who was loved by his men. "Last Chance on Hopeless Hill"; Sergeant Tom Cargill learns his little brother Ed has gone AWOL and is charged with being in a black market ring. "Operation: Pots and Pans," art by Lou Cameron; Mess Sergeant Connelly and his two helpers take a hot meal to the soldiers on the front line; Korean War story. "What Price Courage" text story. "The Sacrifice Platoon," art by Jim McLaughlin; Sergeant Fiske and his men stay behind as a "sacrifice platoon" to buy the rest of the men in his company time to escape. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

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