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  • Item #44386225
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    Auction Item: 2001 A Space Odyssey (1976) 1 CGC 9.6

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0313321008
    Starts Jul 3

    Written by Jack Kirby. Art by Jack Kirby and Mike Royer. Cover by Jack Kirby and John Verpoorten. The issue starts in the distant past where the monolith instructs a hunter on how to craft a spear and then shifts to the future where two astronauts discover an alien ruin. One of the astronauts is killed by a creature, but the other, Woodrow Decker, is transported into a pastoral countryside by the monolith. Here he rapidly ages until he dies and is converted by the monolith into an embryo-type creature referred to as a 'new seed' to explore the galaxy. Based on concepts from the film by Stanley Kubrick & Arthur C. Clarke. Comics ad for the Juicemobiles shoes from Spot-bilt, featuring O.J. Simpson, art by John Romita. Hostess Twinkies ad with Spider-Man, art by Ross Andru and Mike Esposito. Cover price $0.30.

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    2016 ShambaLa Comic Con Print by Budd Root

    Auction Item: 2016 ShambaLa Comic Con Print by Budd Root

    • 2016 ShambaLa Comic Con print by Budd Root. Signed by the artist. High quality print on heavy stock. 11" x 17", B&W.
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  • Item #44239206
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    5 Ronin Lot of 4
    Published 2011 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: 5 Ronin Lot of 4

    • Issues 1-4 of 5 Ronin (2011 Marvel). Most will grade in VF to FN range.
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  • Item #43494557
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    Published Jul 1945 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 86 PGX 6.0

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    Starts Jul 3

    War Loan cover - Cover art by Jack Burnley and Stan Kaye. The Enchanted Mountain starring Superman, script by Don Cameron, art by Ira Yarbrough. Mysterious Marauder starring Congo Bill, script by Jack Miller, art by John Daly. Orient of the Occident starring The Vigilante, script by Joe Samachson, art by Mort Meskin (signed as Mort Morton Jr.). The Pyrotechnician starring Hayfoot Henry, art by Stan Kaye. Crime--Off the Record starring Zatara, art by William F. White. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #44298284
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    Published May 1959 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 252 CGC 3.5

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0242893015
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Al Plastino. Origin and 1st appearance of Supergirl in "The Supergirl from Krypton!", script by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino; Superman spies a crashing rocket and discovers his cousin Supergirl; She tells him how Argo City survived the destruction of Krypton and how her father sent her to Earth when the inhabitants of Argo City were threatened by Kryptonite poisoning; Superman sets her up in Midvale Orphanage so she can adjust to life on Earth. Intro new Metallo "The Menace of Metallo!", script by Robert Bernstein, art by Al Plastino; Criminal John Corben, who is nearly killed in an auto accident, is given a robot body powered by uranium; When he is hit by bullets meant for Lois, she assumes he is really Superman. 2/3-page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "Congo Bill Dies at Dawn!", script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #42916322
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    Published Jun 1959 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 253 FN- 5.5

    Starts Jul 3

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The War between Jimmy Olsen and Superman!", script by Alvin Schwartz, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye; A criminal from Kandor switches places with Jimmy Olsen and forces Superman to reveal the location of his Fortress of Solitude, so he can destroy the bottled city; But scientists in Kandor reverse the switch just in time. 2/3-page Tricksy, World's Greatest Stunt Man story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Secret of the Super-Orphan!", script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Supergirl helps Timmy get adopted by assisting with his magic show using her super powers. "The Destroyer of Congo Bill!", script by Jack Miller, art by Howard Sherman. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #44363536
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    Action Comics Coverless Lot of 13
    Published 1955 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics Coverless Lot of 13

    • Issues 205, 227-229, 237, 244, 246, 265, 271, 272, 274, 338, and 378 of Action Comics (1938 DC). All will grade coverless.
    Starts Jul 17
  • Item #44269637
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    Action Comics Lot of 15
    Published 1976 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics Lot of 15

    • Issues 457-471 of Action Comics (1938 DC). Most will grade in VF to FN range.
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  • Item #44363512
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    Action Comics Lot of 5
    Published 1970 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics Lot of 5

    • Issues 384 and 388-391 of Action Comics (1938 DC). Most will grade in VG to GD range.
    Starts Jul 17
  • Item #44347651
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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 201 CGC 7.5

    • Paper: Light tan to off white
    • Slab: Other — see grading notes
    • Minor side edge cracks and top edge label strip is loose.
    • Label #0024977013
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Ray Burnley. The Safari in Smallville starring Superboy, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan, inks Ray Burnley; to save Lana, Clark risks exposing his secret identity to Professor Lang. The Stars Who Couldn't Swim starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. Jerry Jitterbug humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Go Slow" Club starring Johnny Quick, art by Ralph Mayo. Jasper the Jinx starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. Shorty humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 44 pages. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 214 GD+ 2.5

    • 2" spine split from base of comic.
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan. The Dog of Steel starring Superboy, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan; A gang of crooks tries to prove that Krypto is a super-dog, as does Lana. Varsity Vic humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Station Neptune starring Aquaman, script by Jack Miller, art by Ramona Fradon. Bebe humor two-pager by Henry Boltinoff. The Elephant- New King of Beasts article. The Riddle of the Statues starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #44347659
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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 250 CGC 7.0

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Other — see grading notes
    • "5/22" written on cover in pen. Top edge label strip is loose and scratching to front of case.
    • Label #0103297002
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Impostor from the Year 2958, script by Bill Finger, art by John Sikela; A criminal from the 30th Century comes to Smallville to get Cobalt to build a cobalt bomb, and disguises himself as a local resident and Superboy has to figure out which one. House ad for Showcase #15 starring Space Ranger. The Green Arrows of the World, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Jack Kirby and Roz Kirby; "Counterfeit" Carson attempts to crash a party by the Green Arrows of the world to get his revenge. The Guinea Pig of the Sea starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. Little Pete humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 251 VG- 3.5

    • Tape over 1/2" spine split at top of comic.
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Superboy's Last Day, script by Otto Binder, art by George Papp; flashback story in which Superboy meets kryptonite for the first time; Superboy's five robots are introduced. The Case of the Super-Arrows, script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Jack Kirby and Roz Kirby (backgrounds); Green Arrow receives arrows from fans from the future but they are stolen by "Cougar Cain" and his men. A World without Water starring Aquaman, script by Joe Millard, art by Ramona Fradon. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #44306199
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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 345 CBCS 9.4

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #058-AA-012
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. The Execution of Matter-Eater Lad!--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; The girls mount a jailbreak, but Matter-Eater Lad is caught and about to be executed when Superboy, Mon-El, and Ultra Boy save the day. Pa Kent's Dilemma starring Superboy, art by John Sikela. Rocky and Bullwinkle star in a one-page Cheerios ad. 32 pages. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Adventures into Weird Worlds (1952) 1 GD/VG 3.0

    • 2-1/2" tear in back cover.
    Starts Jul 3

    "The Walking Death," "The Mad Man," "The Terrible Tree," "The World That Vanished," and a two-page text story, "Die the Doll-Death!" Edited by Stan Lee. Cover by Joe Maneely. Stories by Russ Heath, Sol Brodsky, John Tartaglione, and George Tuska. These tales of horror, sci-fi, and suspense will take you on Adventures into Alien Worlds! 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    Ahri (League of Legends) Print by Stanley 'Artgerm' Lau

    Auction Item: Ahri (League of Legends) Print by Stanley 'Artgerm' Lau

    • Ahri (League of Legends) print by Stanley 'Artgerm' Lau. Signed by the artist. High quality print on heavy stock. 11 3/4" x 19 1/2", full color.
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  • Item #44365683
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    Published Nov 1957 by Harvey.

    Auction Item: Alarming Tales (1957) 2 VG- 3.5

    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Minor color touch.
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    "Hole in the Wall," "The Big Hunt," "The Fireballs," and "I Want to Be a Man!" (pencils on all by Jack Kirby). Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #44365721
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    Published Nov 2001 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: Alias (2001 Marvel) 1 VF+ 8.5

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    Painted cover by David Mack. Written by Brian Michael Bendis, pencils by Michael Gaydos. 1st MAX title. Jessica Jones is a former unremarkable, cut-rate costumed super hero turned self-destructive, alcoholic private investigator, who specializes in super-human cases. Adult oriented, character driven crime drama in the vein of Bendis' "Jinx" and "Powers." Luke Cage appearance. Contains explicit content. MATURE READERS. Cover price $2.99.

  • Item #44363053
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    Aliens Lot of 5
    Published 1989 by Dark Horse.

    Auction Item: Aliens Lot of 5

    • Issues 1-4 of Aliens (1989) 1st Printing and 0 of Aliens vs. Predator (1990). Most will grade in FN to VG range.
    Starts Jul 17
  • Item #44369669
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    Aliens vs. Predator vs. the Terminator Lot of 4
    Published 2000 by Dark Horse.

    Auction Item: Aliens vs. Predator vs. the Terminator Lot of 4

    • Issues 1-4 of Aliens vs. Predator vs. the Terminator (2000). Most will grade in NM to VF range.
    Starts Jul 17
  • Item #43483469
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    Auction Item: All Star Comics (1940-1978) 20 GD/VG 3.0

    • Staple rust/migration.
    Starts Jul 3

    Spring 1944. The Justice Society of America star in "The Movie That Changed a Man's Life." Plot by Gardner Fox and Sheldon Mayer, script by Fox. Art by Joe Gallagher plus individual chapters featuring Hawkman (art by Sheldon Moldoff), the Spectre (art by Bernard Baily), the Atom (art by Joe Gallagher), Dr. Mid-nite (art by Aschmeier), Starman (art by Aschmeier), and Johnny Thunder (art by Gallagher). Wonder Woman cameo. Two-page Hop Harrigan text story, "Ghost Plane." Tootsie Roll back cover ad, "Captain Tootsie and the Secret Weapon" by Rod Reed and C.C. Beck. Gallagher cover. Cover price $0.10.

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    Amazing Adventures Lot of 7
    Published 1972 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: Amazing Adventures Lot of 7

    • Issues 15 and 19-24 of Amazing Adventures (1970 2nd Series). Grades range from VG to VF.
    Starts Jul 17
  • Item #43260035
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 1 PGX 4.0

    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Nine pieces of tape on interior of cover.
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Steve Ditko. Spider-Man, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Spider-Man origin retold; J. Jonah Jameson introduced; Spider-Man rescues John Jameson, J. Jonah Jameson's son, from his malfunctioning space capsule. Spider-Man vs. The Chameleon, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Spider-Man tries to join the Fantastic Four and stops the Chameleon. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 138. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 12 CGC 6.5 Restored

    • Restored: C1
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Restoration includes: spine split sealed to cover, cover reinforced.
    • Label #0303255001
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Unmasked by Dr. Octopus!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Peter has the 24 hour flu when Doc Ock captures Betty Brant in hopes of luring Spider-Man into battle; Ock beats the under the weather web-head and unmasks him, but everyone thinks it is just Peter trying to be brave by impersonating Spidey; Once he has recovered, Spider-Man battles through the wild animals Ock has released from the zoo to take on old six-arms himself. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 149. Letter to the editor from comics artist Dave Cockrum. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 13 GD/VG 3.0

    • Staple rust/migration.
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. First appearance of Mysterio in The Menace of... Mysterio!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Mysterio first frames Spider-Man for a crime wave, then challenges him to a battle on top of the Brooklyn Bridge. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 8 and 151. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 20 CGC 3.5

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1218823001
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. First appearance of the Scorpion in The Coming of the Scorpion!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; J. Jonah Jameson pays Dr. Stillwell to turn Mac Gargan into the Scorpion to try to capture Spider-Man. Stillwell's formula makes Gargan become more evil than he originally was and the Scorpion goes on a rampage and is finally stopped by Spider-Man. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 15 and 158. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 23 CGC 7.0

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1218823002
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. The Goblin and the Gangsters, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; the Green Goblin returns and wants to take over Lucky Lobos mob; Spidey battles Lucky Lobo and his gang; Spidey fights the Green Goblin in a factory. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 18 and 161. Letter from Jim Shooter, former editor-in-chief at Marvel, critiquing Marvel's handling of Spider-Man. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 46 FN 6.0

    Starts Jul 3

    Cover by John Romita Sr.. First appearance of the Shocker in "The Sinister Shocker," script by Stan Lee, art by John Romita Sr.; Peter moves in with Harry and is confronted by the Shocker for the first time; Shocker brutalizes Spider-Man, but the Webslinger defeats him with his webs; once at Harrys, Peter doesn't feel happy, although he doesn't know why. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 186. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 50 CGC 7.0

    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0303255002
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover pencils by John Romita. First appearance of the Kingpin in Spider-Man No More!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita, inks by Mike Esposito [as Mickey Dimeo]; Fearing for his aunt's health and tired of being hounded by Jameson, Peter gives up being Spider-Man and concentrates on being a simple college student; A kid finds the discarded Spidey suit in the trash can and brings it to the Daily Bugle where Jonah proudly puts it on display; Pete's personal life starts looking up but crime increases as the Kingpin gathers the mob under his leadership; Feeling guilty about the crime wave, Peter remembers the lessons taught to him by his uncle's death and decides to become Spider-Man once again. Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon cameos. Reprinted in Marvel Tales #190. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 51 FN+ 6.5

    Starts Jul 3

    Cover by John Romita Sr. Second appearance of the Kingpin in In the Clutches of...the Kingpin!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita, inks by Mike Esposito (as Mickey Demeo); When the Kingpin orders that J. Jonah Jameson be silenced for his negative press on Fisk's illegal activites, Spidey swings in to save the EIC; But can the Wallcrawler take the big guy in a one-on-one brawl? Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 36. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 56 CGC 9.0

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0098650001
    Starts Jul 3

    Doctor Octopus appearance and the first appearance of Capt. Stacy in "Disaster" script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita Sr., inks by Mike Esposito as "Mickey Demeo." Spidey has amnesia, and Doc Ock convinces him that they are partners! Will he fall for it? Or just go along until his memory comes back? Romita cover. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 41. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 64 VG+ 4.5

    Starts Jul 17

    Cover by John Romita Sr. The Vulture's Prey, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita Sr. (layouts) and Don Heck (pencils), inks by Mike Esposito (as Mickey Demeo); Spider-Man battles the Vulture in the skies of New York!; But with an arm injury cramping the Wallcrawler's style, duking it out with Adrian Toomes won't be an easy feat! Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 47. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 65 VG/FN 5.0

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    Cover by John Romita Sr. The Impossible Escape!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita Sr. (layouts) and Jim Mooney (pencils), inks by Jim Mooney; After collapsing in the middle of the street last issue, Spider-Man is taken into police custody; inmates kidnap Captain Stacy for use as a hostage; Spidey deactivates the main generator in the jail. Green Goblin cameo. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 48. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 67 FN 6.0

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    Cover by John Romita Sr. First appearance of Randy Robertson in "To Squash a Spider!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita Sr., inks by Jim Mooney; Mysterio has miniaturized Spider-Man and placed him in a tiny amusement park; Can Spider-Man survive this deadly Hall of Mirrors? Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 50. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 78 FN 6.0

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    Cover by John Romita Sr. The Night of the Prowler!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Buscema (layouts) and Jim Mooney (pencils), inks by Jim Mooney; Peter tries to see Gwen only to find that she is (apparently) on a date with Flash; Hobie approaches his boss with ideas for new safety devices for his job as window-washer, only to be rebuffed; He implements them in private, adds a cloak and a mask, and thus creates The Prowler; Hobie plans to rob a newspaper as the Prowler then return the money as Hobie, making himself a hero; Naturally Peter (as Peter) discovers the Prowler in the act and J Jonah discovers Peter in front of an empty safe. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 59. 36 pgs., full color. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 88 FN 6.0

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    Cover art by John Romita. The Arms of Doctor Octopus!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita, inks by Jim Mooney; From his prison cell, Doc Ock calls to his mechanical arms and even Spidey can't stop the inevitable reuinion; Ock hijacks a plane and holds an Asian general hostage for ten million bucks but Spidey foils his plans. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 69. 36 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 96 CGC 8.5

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1465718015
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    This classic issue is the first of three that were not approved by the Comics Code Authority because of the (anti-)drug themed story. (Not that the Comics Code was pro-drug, of course. It's just that back then, comics couldn't mention drugs at all, even negatively.) Stan Lee published the stories anyway, which eventually led to a major revision in the code, allowing for anti-drug stories, plus other various things such as horror comics and vampires. (That's why there were suddenly tons of horror and mystery comics in the early seventies, shortly after the revision went into effect.) Anyway, back to the Spider-Man story at hand: the Green Goblin returns to annoy Spider-Man in "And Now, the Goblin." Script by Stan Lee, pencils by Gil Kane, and inks by Frank Giacoia. Kane cover. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 77 and 191. Cover price $0.15.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 101A VG/FN 5.0

    Starts Jul 3

    Last 15-cent cover price issue. Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by John Romita. First appearance of Morbius the vampire in A Monster Called... Morbius!, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia; The six-armed Spider-Man versus Morbius. Guest appearance by Dr. Curtis Connors (the Lizard). 32 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 102 CGC 9.2 Restored

    • Restored: B1
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Minor side edge cracks
    • Restoration includes: Small amount of color touch on cover, spine split sealed to cover.
    • Label #0247817003
    Starts Jul 31

    52-page giant. Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia. Origin and second appearance of Morbius in Vampire at Large!, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia; Spider-Man versus Morbius versus the Lizard and we learn the origin of Morbius; Plus, Doc Connors prepares a serum that cures Spidey of his six-arm problem. The Morbius story continues in Marvel Team-Up 3. 52 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 118 CGC 8.5

    • Paper: Cream to off white
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    • Label #0744828001
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    "Countdown to Chaos" concludes the storyline that reprints pages from "Lo, This Monster" in Spectacular Spider-Man #1 (1968)--see comments on Amazing Spider-Man 116 for details. However, there is also new material here by scripter Gerry Conway, penciller John Romita Sr., and inkers Romita, Jim Mooney, and Tony Mortellaro. New cover by Romita. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 97. Letter to the editor by comics writer Mike Baron (Nexus). Cover price $0.20.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 121 CGC 9.2

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    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1139174012
    Starts Jul 3

    The Green Goblin kills Gwen Stacy in "The Night Gwen Stacy Died," a story that fans still talk about. It was the first big shocking death in comics (perhaps even ushering in the bronze age!). Script writer Gerry Conway is remembered by many as "the writer who killed Gwen" (even though obviously Stan Lee himself okayed a story of this significance). Gil Kane provides the unforgettable pencils, with inks by John Romita Sr. and Tony Mortellaro. Romita cover. The story continues in issue #122. (Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 98 and 192.) Cover price $0.20.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 122 CBCS 9.6 SS

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    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Signed by Gil Kane on 1st page.
    • Label #841-AA-002
    Starts Jul 3

    In the previous issue, the Green Goblin kills Gwen Stacy, so in this issue, Spider-Man is out for blood! "The Goblin's Last Stand" has a script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Gil Kane, and inks by John Romita Sr. and Tony Mortellaro. The death scene of the Green Goblin (Norman Osborn) is stunning and inspired a similar moment in the 2002 Spider-Man movie. Romita cover. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 99 and 192. Cover price $0.20.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 122 CGC 8.5

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    • Label #1218823003
    Starts Jul 3

    In the previous issue, the Green Goblin kills Gwen Stacy, so in this issue, Spider-Man is out for blood! "The Goblin's Last Stand" has a script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Gil Kane, and inks by John Romita Sr. and Tony Mortellaro. The death scene of the Green Goblin (Norman Osborn) is stunning and inspired a similar moment in the 2002 Spider-Man movie. Romita cover. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 99 and 192. Cover price $0.20.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 129 FN/VF 7.0

    Starts Jul 3

    First appearances of the Punisher and the Jackal in "The Punisher Strikes Twice!" Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils by Ross Andru. Inks by Frank Giacoia and Dave Hunt (backgrounds). Cover by Gil Kane and John Romita. One of the landmark issues of the bronze age! The Punisher, the legendary gun-toting vigilante, makes his first appearance in the Marvel Universe! And his first target...is none other than your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! But before Frank Castle can locate the web-slinger, he needs directions from a mysterious new super-villain called the Jackal! Once the dastardly Jackal tells the sharpshooting anti-hero where to find the wall-crawler, the inaugural battle between the Punisher and the Amazing Spider-Man erupts! The first of many classic confrontations! Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Harry Osborn, Betty Brant, Joe Robertson, and J. Jonah Jameson. (Notes: The Punisher appears next in Amazing Spider-Man 134 (cameo) and 135. The letters page includes a letter from comics writer Ralph Macchio. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 106 and again in Marvel Tales 209.) 32 pages. 20 cent cover price. Cover price $0.20.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 129 VG+ 4.5

    Starts Jul 3

    First appearances of the Punisher and the Jackal in "The Punisher Strikes Twice!" Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils by Ross Andru. Inks by Frank Giacoia and Dave Hunt (backgrounds). Cover by Gil Kane and John Romita. One of the landmark issues of the bronze age! The Punisher, the legendary gun-toting vigilante, makes his first appearance in the Marvel Universe! And his first target...is none other than your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! But before Frank Castle can locate the web-slinger, he needs directions from a mysterious new super-villain called the Jackal! Once the dastardly Jackal tells the sharpshooting anti-hero where to find the wall-crawler, the inaugural battle between the Punisher and the Amazing Spider-Man erupts! The first of many classic confrontations! Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Harry Osborn, Betty Brant, Joe Robertson, and J. Jonah Jameson. (Notes: The Punisher appears next in Amazing Spider-Man 134 (cameo) and 135. The letters page includes a letter from comics writer Ralph Macchio. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 106 and again in Marvel Tales 209.) 32 pages. 20 cent cover price. Cover price $0.20.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 134 CGC 9.2

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    • Slab: Other — see grading notes
    • Tiny piece of debris trapped inside front of slab.
    • Label #0744828011
    Starts Later today

    Cover by John Romita Sr. First appearance of Tarantula, plus cameos by the Punisher, Doctor Octopus, and the Molten Man in Danger Is a Man Named...Tarantula, script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Frank Giacoia and Dave Hunt; Peter takes a day of leisure to go on a cruise with MJ, Flash, and Liz Allan; While onboard, a masked mercenary attacks!; Harry Osborn discovers Peters greatest secret! Letter to the editor from Ralph Macchio. The leters page also has Marvel Value Stamp series A # 3 (Conan the Barbarian). Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 111 and 210. 36 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 136 CGC 9.6

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Other — see grading notes
    • Cracking to upper left corner edge, piece of plastic loose inside case.
    • Label #1092563008
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover by John Romita Sr. First appearance of Harry Osborn as the new Green Goblin in "The Green Goblin Lives Again," script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Frank Giacoia and Dave Hunt; After a fulfilling Sunday together, Peter and MJ decide to spend a quiet evening at his and Harrys apartment; But as Peter opens the door, an explosion is set off!; Who has rigged Peters apartment?; And is his secret identity as Spider-Man a secret no longer? The letters page has Marvel Value Stamp series A # 95: Mole Man. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 113. 36 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 144 CGC 9.2

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    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1213043001
    Starts Jul 3

    First (full) appearance of the Gwen Stacy clone in "The Delusion Conspiracy!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Gerry Conway. Art by Ross Andru (breakdowns), Frank Giacoia (finishes), and Dave Hunt (backgrounds). Cover by Gil Kane and John Romita. On the banks of the Seine River inside the Cathedral de Notre Dame, the wondrous wall-crawler battles the Cyclone to save J. Jonah Jameson and Joe Robertson! With a bit of American ingenuity the spectacular one defeats the French super-villain and sets a course for home! On the long flight back, Peter looks forward to reuniting with Mary Jane; but when he arrives at his Chelsea apartment…he finds Gwen Stacy instead! What?! Unbelievable! The web-slinger's nightmare is only just beginning. Cameo appearances by Aunt May and Anna Watson. Origin of the Cyclone. (Notes: This issue along with its dramatic cover sent shockwaves thru Marveldom when it was published. The Cyclone appears next in Spectacular Spider-Man 22 & 23. The letters page includes Marvel Value Stamp series A #18 Volstagg by Jack Kirby and John Romita. The letters page also includes a letter from Fantagraphics publisher Kim Thompson. The letters page contains a statement of ownership: average print run 524,583; average paid circulation 288,232. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 121.) 32 pages. 25c cover price. Cover price $0.25.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 149 CGC 9.4

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    • Label #0257267003
    Starts Jul 3

    First appearance of the Spider-Man Clone in "Even If I Live, I Die!" Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils by Ross Andru. Inks by Mike Esposito and Dave Hunt (backgrounds). Cover by Gil Kane and Frank Giacoia. One of the classic web-slinger issues of the bronze age! At Shea Stadium in Queens, the master plan of the Jackal finally comes together! On the infield grass, the Amazing Spider-Man fights to the finish against a carbon copy of himself - the Spider-Clone! With Ned Leeds in mortal danger, can the wondrous wall-crawler triumph over his clone and the Jackal too? But even if he wins, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man may still lose Gwen once again. An emotional ending for all. Origins of the Jackal and the Gwen Stacy clone. Apparent deaths of the Jackal and the Spider-Clone. Cameo appearances by Joe Robertson, J. Jonah Jameson, Betty Brant, Mary Jane Watson, and the Tarantula. Flashback cameos by Anthony Serba and Gwen Stacy. (Note: The Gwen Stacy clone returns many years later in Spectacular Spider-Man Annual 8. The next story arc relating to the clone saga takes place in Spectacular Spider-Man (1st series) 25-31 - the introduction of Carrion, the clone of Professor Miles Warren. This issue completes Gerry Conway's unforgettable 3-year run as the writer of the Amazing Spider-Man title - highlighted by the death of Gwen Stacy; the creation of the Punisher; and the Spider-Clone saga. Many future stories proceeded from Gerry Conway's bronze age scripts. The full clone saga was reprinted in 2011 in the trade paperback: The Amazing Spider-Man - The Original Clone Saga. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 126.) 32 pages. 25c cover price. Cover price $0.25.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 190 CGC 9.6

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    • Label #1465739016
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    "In Search of the Man-Wolf!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by John Byrne (layouts) and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by Keith Pollard and Al Milgrom. In incredible fashion the Man-Wolf (aka John Jameson) has reappeared in Manhattan and snatched his father! And now the wondrous wall-crawler chases the lupine beast across the city to rescue Jonah! As Spider-Man and the Man-Wolf battle towards the East River, Professor Spence Smythe revels in his victory! The amazing one finally corners the Man-Wolf atop the Brooklyn Bridge! It's a place the web-slinger knows all too well. With John Jameson's life hanging in the balance, can the Amazing Spider-Man prevent history from repeating itself? A powerful two-part story. (Notes: The plot briefly crosses over with the story in Fantastic Four 204. The Man-Wolf returns in Savage She-Hulk 13 & 14; and battles the web-slinger again in Spectacular Spider-Man Annual 3.) 32 pages Cover price $0.35.