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Thumbnail for Key PublicationsKey's comics appeared under many imprints: Media Publications, Timor Publications, Aragon Magazines, Medal, SPM Publications and Gillmore Magazines.

Key Publications, founded by Stanley P. Morse, was active between 1951 and 1956. The first issue was Mr. Mystery, a horror comic, which ran for 19 issues was illustrated by Mike Esposito and Ross Andru. Morse horror comics were considered by critics to be rehashed, plagiarized and "vile". Morse himself spoke of these comics as - "I do not know what I printed. I never read the things!"

Steve Ditko, who was soon going to co-create Spiderman, started illustrating his books professionally at Key publications in 1953.

Some of the more popular titles under different imprints include Battle Fire, Navy Task Force, Weird Tales of the Future, Mr. Mystery, Real Adventure Comics, Daring Love, Flying Aces, Weird Mysteries, Western Rough Riders, Peter Cottontail, Tender Romance Battle Squadron, Warpath, Battle Cry, Crime Detector, Animal Adventures, Algie and Pete the Panic.
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Key Publications

Action Adventure Comics

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Title:Action Adventure Comics
Issues Available:3
Latest Issue:Action Adventure Comics 3
Categories:Adventure | Mixed Bag
Publication History:Issues: 3 |  Sequence: #2 - #4 |  Dates: Jun 1955 - Oct 1955
External Links:Grand Comics Database

Algie

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Title:Algie
Issues Available:1
Latest Issue:Algie 3
Categories:Humor | Children/Teenagers
Publication History:Issues: 3 |  Sequence: #1 - #3 |  Dates: Dec 1953 - Apr 1954
External Links:Grand Comics Database

Animal Adventures

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Title:Animal Adventures
Issues Available:2
Latest Issue:Animal Adventures 001
Categories:Humor | Funny Animals
Publication History:Issues: 3 |  Sequence: #1 - #3 |  Dates: Dec 1953 - Apr 1954
External Links:Grand Comics Database

Battle Attack

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October 1954 - December 1955

Issues: #1-8

Artists on this title include Hy Fleishman, Eugene Hughes & Tony Mortellaro
Title:Battle Attack
Issues Available:4
Latest Issue:Battle Attack 8
Categories:War/Armed Forces
Publication History:Issues: 8 |  Sequence: #1 - #8 |  Dates: Oct 1954 - Dec 1955
External Links:Grand Comics Database

Battle Cry

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May 1952 - September 1955

Issues: #1-20

Artists on this title include Bernard Baily, Hy Fleishman, A. C. Hollingsworth, Eugene Hughes, Tony Mortellaro, Irv Novick, Ed Smalle, & Charles Stern
Title:Battle Cry
Issues Available:16
Latest Issue:Battle Cry 20
Categories:War/Armed Forces
Publication History:Issues: 20 |  Sequence: #1 - #20 |  Dates: May 1952 - Sep 1955
External Links:Grand Comics Database

Battle Fire

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Title:Battle Fire
Issues Available:2
Latest Issue:Battle Fire 2
Categories:War/Armed Forces
Publication History:Issues: 5 |  Sequence: #1 - #6 |  Dates: Apr 1955 - May 1956
External Links:Grand Comics Database

Battle Squadron

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Title:Battle Squadron
Issues Available:1
Latest Issue:Battle Squadron 01
Categories:War/Armed Forces
Publication History:Issues: 5 |  Sequence: #1 - #5 |  Dates: Apr 1955 - Dec 1955
External Links:Grand Comics Database

Blazing Western

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January 1954 - September 1954

Issues: 31-5

Artists on this title include Bernard Baily, Bill Discount, Steve Ditko, Mort Drucker, Vince Fodera, Bob McCarthy, Jack Petrazzo, & Les Zakarin
Title:Blazing Western
Issues Available:3
Latest Issue:Blazing Western 4
Categories:Western
Publication History:Issues: 5 |  Sequence: #1 - #5 |  Dates: Jan 1954 - Sep 1954
External Links:Grand Comics Database

Climax

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Title:Climax
Issues Available:2
Latest Issue:Climax 1
Categories:Horror
Publication History:Issues: 2 |  Sequence: #1 - #2 |  Dates: Jul 1955 - Sep 1955
External Links:Grand Comics Database

Crime Detector

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January 1954 - July 1954

Issues: #1-5

Artists on this title include Bernard Baily, Sam Burlockoff, Mort Drucker, & Les Zakarin
Title:Crime Detector
Issues Available:1
Latest Issue:Crime Detector 5
Categories:Crime | Detective
Publication History:Issues: 5 |  Sequence: #1 - #5 |  Dates: Jan 1954 - Jul 1954
External Links:Grand Comics Database

Diary Confessions

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Title:Diary Confessions
Issues Available:1
Latest Issue:Diary Confessions 10
Categories:Romance
Publication History:Issues: 5 |  Sequence: #1 - #5 |  Dates: May 1955 - Apr 1956
External Links:Grand Comics Database

Flying Aces

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July 1955 - May 1956

Issues #1-5

Notes: Medal Comics on cover of #3-5.

Artists on this title include S. Finocchiaro, Eugene Hughes & Sal Trapani
Title:Flying Aces
Issues Available:4
Latest Issue:Flying Aces 2
Categories:War/Armed Forces | Aviation
Publication History:Issues: 5 |  Sequence: #1 - #5 |  Dates: Jul 1955 - May 1956
External Links:Grand Comics Database

Hector Comics

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Title:Hector Comics
Issues Available:3
Latest Issue:Hector Comics 001
Categories:Humor | Children/Teenagers
Publication History:Issues: 3 |  Sequence: #1 - #3 |  Dates: Nov 1953 - Mar 1954
External Links:Grand Comics Database

Ideal Romance

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Title:Ideal Romance
Issues Available:2
Latest Issue:Ideal Romance 3
Categories:Romance
Publication History:Issues: 6 |  Sequence: #3 - #8 |  Dates: Apr 1954 - Jan 1955
External Links:Grand Comics Database

Mister Mystery

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September 1951 - October 1954

Issues: #1-19

Artists on this title include Jack Abel, Gerald Altman, Ross Andru, Bernard Baily, John Bulthuis, Ellis Eringer, Mike Esposito, Tom Feelings, S. Finochiaro, Hy Fleishman, Vince Fodera, Frank Frollo, Rocco Mastroserio, Moe Marcus, Shelly Moldoff, Tony Mortellaro, Rudy Palais, Don Perlin, Ed Robbins, Martin Rose, John Rosenberger, Abe Simon, Jon Smalle, Charles Stern, Sal Trapani, Basil Wolverton, & Les Zakarin
Title:Mister Mystery
Issues Available:18
Latest Issue:Mister Mystery 13 (digcam)
Categories:Horror
Publication History:Issues: 19 |  Sequence: #1 - #19 |  Dates: Sep 1951 - Oct 1954
External Links:Grand Comics Database

Mutiny

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Title:Mutiny
Issues Available:3
Latest Issue:Mutiny 002
Categories:Pirates
Publication History:Issues: 3 |  Sequence: #1 - #3 |  Dates: Oct 1954 - Feb 1955
External Links:Grand Comics Database

Navy Task Force

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December 1954 - April 1956

Issues: 7 (#1-6, 8)

Notes: #7 does not exist. #1 can easily be mistaken for #7, due to the poor printing quality of the indicia, but can be identified as #1 by the December 1954 date.

Artists on this title include S. Finocchiaro, Eugene Hughes & Sal Trapani
Title:Navy Task Force
Issues Available:2
Latest Issue:Navy Task Force 4
Categories:War/Armed Forces | Water/Boats
Publication History:Issues: 7 |  Sequence: #1 - #8 |  Dates: Dec 1954 - Apr 1956
External Links:Grand Comics Database

Peter Cottontail

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Title:Peter Cottontail
Issues Available:2
Latest Issue:Peter Cottontail 3D
Categories:Horror | Funny Animals
Publication History:Issues: 2 |  Sequence: #1 - #2 |  Dates: Jan 1954 - Mar 1954
External Links:Grand Comics Database

Prize Mystery

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Title:Prize Mystery
Issues Available:3
Latest Issue:Prize Mystery 3
Categories:Horror
Publication History:Issues: 3 |  Sequence: #1 - #3 |  Dates: May 1955 - 1955
External Links:Grand Comics Database

Radiant Love

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Title:Radiant Love
Issues Available:2
Latest Issue:Radiant Love 004
Categories:Romance
Publication History:Issues: 5 |  Sequence: #2 - #6 |  Dates: Dec 1953 - Aug 1954
External Links:Grand Comics Database

Silver Kid Western

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Title:Silver Kid Western
Issues Available:3
Latest Issue:Silver Kid Western 1
Categories:Western
Publication History:Issues: 5 |  Sequence: #1 - #5 |  Dates: Oct 1954 - Jul 1955
External Links:Grand Comics Database

Warpath

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Title:Warpath
Issues Available:2
Latest Issue:Warpath 2
Categories:Western | Native Americans
Publication History:Issues: 3 |  Sequence: #31 - #33 |  Dates: Nov 1954 - Apr 1955
External Links:Grand Comics Database

Weird Chills

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Title:Weird Chills
Issues Available:2
Latest Issue:Weird Chills 3
Categories:Horror
Publication History:Issues: 3 |  Sequence: #1 - #3 |  Dates: Jul 1954 - Nov 1954
External Links:Grand Comics Database

Weird Mysteries

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October 1952 - September 1954

Issues: #1-12

Artists on this title include Ross Andru, Bernard Baily, Mike Esposito, S. Finocchiaro, Hy Fleishman, Vince Fodera, Nick Frank, Tony Mortellaro, Jon Smalle, John Romita, Charles Stern, Sal Trapani, Basil Wolverton, & Les Zakarin
Title:Weird Mysteries
Issues Available:11
Latest Issue:Weird Mysteries 08
Categories:Horror
Publication History:Issues: 12 |  Sequence: #1 - #12 |  Dates: Oct 1952 - Sep 1954
External Links:Grand Comics Database

Weird Tales of the Future

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Title:Weird Tales of the Future
Issues Available:5
Latest Issue:Weird Tales of the Future 3
Categories:Horror
Publication History:Issues: 8 |  Sequence: #1 - #8 |  Dates: Mar 1952 - Jul 1953
External Links:Grand Comics Database

Western Rough Riders

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Title:Western Rough Riders
Issues Available:2
Latest Issue:Western Rough Riders 003
Categories:Western
Publication History:Issues: 4 |  Sequence: #1 - #4 |  Dates: Nov 1954 - May 1955
External Links:Grand Comics Database

One Shots

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Title:One Shots
Issues Available:2
One Shots:Daring Love 1 | Real Adventure 1
Latest Issue:Real Adventure 1
Categories:One Shots
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