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July 1950 - August 1950


Pogo Possum #3.

Published on July 3, 1950. The comic includes the stories “The Deep Freeze,” “The Grasshopper and the Ant,” “School for Mice,” and “Feelin’ Mighty Hale, and Farewell,” all by Walt Kelly. Cover illustration by Walt Kelly. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 52 pages. New York: Dell. Cover/indicia date: August-October 1950. Cover price: 10¢.

Note

The first two issues were unnumbered stand-alone publications. This is the series’ first issue with numbering.



Dick Tracy Comics Monthly #31.

Published on July 10, 1950. Edited by Leon Harvey. The comic features material originally published in Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy daily newspaper strip. Cover illustration by Chester Gould. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 36 pages. New York: Harvey. Cover/indicia date: September 1950. Cover price: 10¢.



Crime SuspenStories #1.

Published on July 11, 1950. Edited by Albert B. Feldstein. The comic includes these stories: “Murder May Boomerang,” by Johnny Craig; “Death’s Double Cross,” by Albert B. Feldstein & Wallace Wood; “A Snapshot of Death!” by Albert B. Feldstein & Graham Ingels; and “High Tide!” by Harvey Kurtzman. Cover illustration by Johnny Craig. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 36 pages. New York: L. L. [E. C.]. Cover/indicia date: October-November 1950. Cover price: 10¢.



Marge’s Little Lulu #26.

Published on July 11, 1950. Edited by Helen Meyer. The comic includes these stories: “Piggy Bank Blues,” “Friends and Enemies,” “Lulu in Distress: A Tragedy,” and “The Guard,” all by John Stanley & Irving Tripp. Cover illustration by Irving Tripp. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 52 pages. New York: Dell. Cover/indicia date: August 1950. Cover price: 10¢.



The Vault of Horror #15.

Published on July 13, 1950. Edited by Albert B. Feldstein. The comic includes these stories: “Horror House!” by Johnny Craig; “Terror in the Swamp!” by Albert B. Feldstein; “Report from the Grave,” by Albert B. Feldstein & Jack Kamen; and “Buried Alive!” by Albert B. Feldstein & Graham Ingels. Cover illustration by Johnny Craig. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 36 pages. New York: L. L. [E. C.]. Cover/indicia date: October-November 1950. Cover price: 10¢.



The Marvel Family #51.

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Published by July 21, 1950. Edited by Wendell Crowley, Al Jetter, and Will Lieberson. The comic includes the Captain Marvel story “The Mystery of the Square World,” by C. C. Beck & Otto Binder, with Pete Costanza. Cover illustration by Pete Costanza. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 52 pages. Greenwich, CT: Fawcett. Cover/indicia date: September 1950. Cover price: 10¢.



Superboy #10.

Published on July 24, 1950. Edited by Whitney Ellsworth & Jack Schiff. The comic includes the story “The Girl in Superboy’s Life!” by Bill Finger & John Sikela. Cover illustration by Al Plastino. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 52 pages. New York: National [DC]. Cover/indicia date: September-October 1950. Cover price: 10¢.

Note

The story "The Girl in Superboy's Life" is the first appearance of Lana Lang.



Walt Disney’s Donald Duck in “The Magic Hourglass”.

Published on July 25, 1950. Edited by Alice Nielsen Cobb. The comic includes the story “The Magic Hourglass,” by Carl Barks. Cover illustration by Carl Buettner. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 52 pages. New York: Dell. Cover/indicia date: 1950. Cover price: 10¢.

Note

Also known as Four Color #291.



Two-Fisted Tales #18.

Published on July 27, 1950. Edited by William M. Gaines. The comic includes these stories: “Conquest,” by Harvey Kurtzman; “Hong Kong Intrigue!” by Albert B. Feldstein; “Revolution!” by Wallace Wood; and “Mutiny,” by Johnny Craig. Cover illustration by Harvey Kurtzman. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 36 pages. New York: Fables [E. C.]. Cover/indicia date: November-December 1950. Cover price: 10¢.



Boys’ Ranch #1.

Published in August 1950 [see note]. Edited by Leon Harvey. The comic includes the stories “The Man Who Hated Boys” and “Meet Wee Willie Weehawken,” both by Joe Simon & Jack Kirby. Cover illustration by Joe Simon & Jack Kirby. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 52 pages. New York: Harvey. Cover/indicia date: October 1950. Cover price: 10¢.

Note

The exact publication date is unknown. No copyright registration appears to have been filed. However, during the 1950s, Harvey generally cover-dated books two months ahead of publication.



Terry and the Pirates Comics #23.

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Published in August 1950 [see note]. Edited by Leon Harvey. The comic features material from Milton Caniff’s run on the Terry and the Pirates daily newspaper strip. Cover illustration by Lee Elias. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 36 pages. New York: Harvey. Cover/indicia date: October 1950. Cover price: 10¢.

Note

The exact publication date is unknown. No copyright registration appears to have been filed for the issue. However, during the 1950s, Harvey generally cover-dated books two months ahead of publication.



Captain Marvel Adventures #113.

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Published on August 2, 1950. Edited by Wendell Crowley, Al Jetter, and Will Lieberson. The comic includes the stories “The Imperfect Perfection” and “His Feud With Mr. Tawny,” by C. C. Beck & Otto Binder. It also features the story “The Throwback Terror,” by C. C. Beck & Otto Binder, with Pete Costanza. Cover illustration by C. C. Beck. Greenwich, CT: Fawcett. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 36 pages. Cover/indicia date: October 1950. Cover price: 10¢.



Al Capp’s Li’l Abner #79.

Published on August 3, 1950. The comic features material originally published in Al Capp’s Li’l Abner daily newspaper strip. Cover illustration by Al Capp. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 36 pages. New York: Toby. Cover/indicia date: November 1950. Cover price: 10¢.



Weird Science #15 [#4].

Published on August 8, 1950. Edited by William M. Gaines. The comic includes these stories: “Panic!” by Albert B. Feldstein; “The Radioactive Child,” by Harvey Kurtzman; “House, in Time!” by Al Feldstein & Graham Ingels; and “I Created a… Gargantua!” by Al Feldstein & Jack Kamen. Cover illustration by Albert B. Feldstein. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 36 pages. New York: Fables [E. C.]. Cover/indicia date: November-December 1950. Cover price: 10¢.



Dick Tracy Comics Monthly #32.

Published on August 10, 1950. Edited by Leon Harvey. The comic features material originally published in Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy daily newspaper strip. Cover illustration by Chester Gould. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 36 pages. New York: Harvey. Cover/indicia date: October 1950. Cover price: 10¢.



Flash Gordon Comics #1.

Published on August 10, 1951. Edited by Leon Harvey. The comic features material from the Alex Raymond run on the Flash Gordon Sunday newspaper strip. The cover illustrator is unknown. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 36 pages. New York: Harvey. Cover/indicia date: October 1950. Cover price: 10¢.



Marge’s Little Lulu #27.

Published on August 15, 1950. Edited by Helen Meyer. The comic includes these stories: “Gilbert the Gorilla,” “The Case of the Missing Vanishing Cream,” “Evangeline,” “The Magic Flute,” and “The Good Deed,” all by John Stanley & Irving Tripp. Cover illustration by Irving Tripp. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 52 pages. New York: Dell. Cover/indicia date: September 1950. Cover price: 10¢.



Tales from the Crypt# 21.

Published on August 15, 1950. Edited by William M. Gaines. The comic includes these stories: “A Shocking Way to Die,” by Albert B. Feldstein; “Terror Ride,” by Albert B. Feldstein & Wallace Wood; “House of Horror,” by Albert B. Feldstein & Harvey Kurtzman; and “Death Suited Him,” by Albert B. Feldstein & Graham Ingels. Cover illustration by Albert Feldsein. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 36 pages. New York: I. C. [E. C.]. Cover/indicia date: December 1950-January 1951. Cover price: 10¢.



Plastic Man #26.

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Published on August 18, 1950. Edited by Al Grenet. The comic includes these stories: “The Second Plastic Man,” “Kug the Caveman,” “The Kingdom of Oldstown,” “Bladdo the Hypnotist,” and “The Menace of Mr. Aqua,” all by Jack Cole & Joe Millard. Cover illustration by Jack Cole. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 52 pages. Buffalo: Comic Magazines [Quality]. Cover/indicia date: November 1950. Cover price: 10¢.



Crime SuspenStories #2.

Published on August 22, 1950. Edited by Albert B. Feldstein. The comic includes these stories: “Dead-Ringer,” and “The Corpse in the Crematorium,” both by Johnny Craig; “A Moment of Madness!” by Albert B. Feldstein & Graham Ingels; and “Contract for Death,” by Albert B. Feldstein & Jack Kamen. Cover illustration by Johnny Craig. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 36 pages. New York: L. L. [E. C.]. Cover/indicia date: December 1950-January 1951. Cover price: 10¢.

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