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    Auction Item: Abbott and Costello (1948 St. John) 36 GD/VG 3.0

    Starts Feb 20
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    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) #1 Reprints 1-1988-DIRECT PGX 9.4

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • 50th Anniversary Reprint Edition.
    Starts Feb 6

    Direct Sales Edition. 16-page reprint of Action #1. 1988 reprint 50 cent cover price. Cover price $0.50.

  • Item #41500730
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    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) #1 Reprints 1-NESTLE-10CENT FN/VF 7.0

    Starts Feb 6

    16-page reprint of complete Superman story from Action Comics #1. 1983/1987 Nestle Quik reprint with 10 cent cover price in black box. Paper cover. Nestle Quick ad on back cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #41448566
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    Published Sep 1945 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 88 FR 1.0

    • Heavy water damage, mold spots throughout.
    Starts Feb 6

    Cover art by Joe Shuster and John Sikela. The Adventure of the Stingy Men starring Superman, pencils by Joe Shuster. The Clue of the Crazy Rhyme starring Hayfoot Henry, script by Al Schwartz, art by Stan Kaye. Darts of Death starring Congo Bill, art by Edwin Smalle. Of Cops and Robbers starring Vigilante, art by Mort Meskin (as Mort Morton Jr.). Pranks and Parrots starring Zatara, art by W. F. White. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #41448410
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    Published Jul 1958 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 242 PR 0.5

    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split. Cover detached.
    Starts Feb 6

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Origin and first appearance of Brainiac, and the first mention of the shrunken city of Kandor in "The Super-Duel in Space," script by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino; While on an experimental rocket, Clark and Lois encounter the alien Brainiac, who plans to shrink and bottle the great cities of Earth and then use them to repopulate his planet; Superman gets inside Brainiacs ship when the villain snatches Metropolis and there finds a bottle with the Kryptonian city of Kandor. Untitled Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Traffic Cop of 2058, A.D." starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. "Safari From Space," art by Howard Sherman; Congo Bill vs. Xov. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #40186259
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    Published May 1959 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 252 CGC 5.5

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1292059016
    Starts Feb 6

    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 #41448569
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    Published Mar 1961 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 274 GD/VG 3.0

    Starts Feb 20

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Lois Lane becomes Superwoman in "The Reversed Super-Powers!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Kurt Schaffenberger; While trying to make himself immune to Kryptonite an explosion in the lab removes Superman's power and gives Lois powers. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "Supergirl's Three Time Trips!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; When tasked to do a report on a famous historical figure, Supergirl travels into the past to view Annie Oakley, Betsy Ross and Pocahontas in action, but in each time period she encounters kryptonite. One-page Tricksy story by Henry Boltinoff. Supermen of America ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #41421698
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    Published Dec 1967 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 357 CGC 9.4 Restored

    • Slight amateur restoration
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover.
    • Label #1060688001
    Starts Feb 6

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. "The Kryptonite Rumble!", script by Leo Dorfman, art by Wayne Boring; The Annihilator's sidekick, Pocketbook Pete, swallows Kryptonian explosives, gains super-explosive power and appoints himself President, you squares! The Adventures of Jerry Lewis ad. "Supergirl's Secret Marriage!", script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; A jealous alien female, disguised as a male, fakes a marriage with Supergirl (who has temporary amnesia from green kryptonite) so that her monitoring boyfriend will get over his obsession with Supergirl. Superman ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 317 VG+ 4.5

    Starts Feb 20

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. Part I: The Menace of Dream Girl!--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Edmond Hamilton, art by John Forte; Dream Girl joins the Legion and insists Lightning Lass be expelled when she loses her powers and demands Triplicate Girl be court-martialed for accusing her of causing Lightning Lass to lose her power. Super-Turtle humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Part II: The Doom of the Legion!--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Edmond Hamilton, art by John Forte; Even more Legionnaires are expelled before Dream Girl reveals to Star Boy that it was all a plot to prevent their deaths. In this two-parter, Lightning Lass becomes Light Lass, and the Hall of Fame series begins.The Shrinking of Superboy, art by John Sikela. 36 pages. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 357 CGC 9.0

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0286118022
    Starts Feb 6

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. The Ghost of Ferro Lad!--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Jim Shooter, pencils by Jim Shooter (layouts only) and Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; The Legion appears to be haunted by the ghost of Ferro Lad. 36 pages. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #41584322
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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 375 CGC 9.2

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0138808001
    Starts Feb 20

    Cover art by Neal Adams. Intro of Quantum Queen and the Wanderers in The King of the Legion!--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Jim Shooter, pencils by Jim Shooter (layouts only) and Win Mortimer, inks by Win Mortimer; The Legionnaires individually battle the Wanderers, temporarily turned evil, in order to find out who's the mightiest Legionnaire. 36 pages. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #41496110
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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 462 VG/FN 5.0

    Starts Feb 20

    "Only Legends Live Forever!"" Starring the Justice Society of America. Script by Paul Levitz, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Joe Staton and Dick Giordano (page 1). As Jensen continues his reign of terror on the top of Gotham Twin Towers, Wayne has escaped his wrath, and is inside one of the towers with a Batman exhibit inside its museum. The "She-Demon of the Astral Plane!" Starring the Flash (Barry Allen). Script by Cary Bates, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Joe Giella. "The Sins of the Father--!" Starring Deadman. Script by Len Wein, pencils by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, inks by Dick Giordano. "Voyage of the "Sorcerers Lost"" Starring Wonder Woman. Script by Jack C. Harris, art by Jack Abel. Executive Action! starring Aquaman, script by Paul Kupperberg, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Bob Smith. Cover art by Jim Aparo. Cover price $1.00.

  • Item #41623817
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    Auction Item: Adventure into Mystery (1956) 3 FN- 5.5

    Starts Feb 6

    Cover art by Bill Everett. Next Stop Eternity!, art by George Roussos; A bus driver drops off two lovers at a station that only the pure of heart can see. Good-Bye Forever, art by Joe Maneely; A scientist invents a ray that transports him into a peaceful world; He wants to marry the king's daughter but as he is poor, the king refuses. Bedlam, art by Paul Reinman; An explorer in South America comes across Martian scientists conducting research and pleads with them to reveal themselves to the world. A World Gone Mad!, art by Jim Mooney. The Dreamer text story. When the Time Comes!, art by Bill Ely; A story about rocket ship pilots going through simulated testing for a moon flight. Behind the Locked Door..., art by Howard O'Donnell. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #41505809
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    Published Nov 1953 by Harvey.

    Auction Item: Adventures in 3-D (1953) 1 VF- 7.5

    • 3-D glasses intact.
    Starts Feb 6

    Does not contain 3-D glasses. Odell's Adventures in 3-D. Howard Nostrand cover and art. Bob Powell art. Cover price $0.25.

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    Auction Item: Adventures of Bob Hope (1950) 56 VG+ 4.5

    Starts Feb 20

    Cover art by Owen Fitzgerald. Tennis, Anyone? Part 1, script by Cal Howard, pencils by Owen Fitzgerald, inks by Graham Place; Bob, looking for rent money, runs into a lovely young woman running a bank errand for her promoter father. The Brave and the Bold #23 ad. Tennis, Anyone? Part 2. What's Your B.Q.*? (*Brotherhood Quotient) public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily. Teen Laffs humor page by Henry Boltinoff. A review of a Columbia recording, "The Action History of Baseball." Tennis, Anyone? Part 3; Princess Ileana of Blobonia decides to take the situation into her own hands. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Adventures of Jerry Lewis (1957) 61 FN- 5.5

    Starts Feb 20

    Cover art by Bob Oksner. Roman Baths Part 1, pencils by Bob Oksner, inks by Graham Place; Jerry visits an amusement park and accidentally sends himself back in time. Teen Age humor page by Mort Drucker. Roman Baths Part Two; Jerry lands in the time of ancient Rome. Meet the Gang! filler page by Mort Drucker. Keep Learning-- The Key to Success public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily. Roman Baths Part Three; Jerry beats the Etruscans single handed. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (1952) 46 VG- 3.5

    Starts Feb 20

    "Mystery of the Magnetic Monsters." Rex and Professor John Rayburn journey to the planet Lamenor, where they inadvertently land on that world's moon. Rex battles a bunch of moon creatures. Also includes: "The Chimp-Champ of Baseball!" (starring Detective Chimp); "Canine Buckaroo!"; and "Combat Canines." Script by John Broome, pencils by Gil Kane and Carmine Infantino, inks by Bernard Sachs. Cover by Kane and Joe Giella. Cover price $0.10.

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    After Preventive Maintenance Cartoon Sketch by Will Eisner

    Auction Item: After Preventive Maintenance Cartoon Sketch by Will Eisner

    • Preliminary sketch for Preventive Maintenance Monthly by Will Eisner. Non-photo blue and graphite pencil on vellum. 7" x 9", B&W.
    Starts Feb 6
  • Item #41600855
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    Tags: Age of Ultron (part 001 A.I)
    Published May 2013 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: Age of Ultron (2013 Marvel) 1G CGC 9.8

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Other — see grading notes
    • Young Variant Cover. Minor side edge crack and scratching to front of case.
    • Label #1134314010
    Starts Feb 6

    Cover by Skottie Young. Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Bryan Hitch. For years the heroes of the Marvel Universe have lived in fear that the artificial intelligence known as Ultron would one day evolve to fulfill its desire to wipe out all organic life and take over the Earth -- that day has arrived. Cover price $3.99.

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    Tags: Age of Ultron (part 010 A.I), Avengers, X-Men
    Published Aug 2013 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: Age of Ultron (2013 Marvel) 10E VF/NM 9.0

    Starts Feb 20

    Polybagged. Limited 1 for 100 Variant Wraparound Cover by Joe Quesada. Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Alex Maleev, Bryan Hitch, Butch Guice, Brandon Peterson, Carlos Pacheco, David Marquez, Joe Quesada, Paul Neary, Roger Bonet and Tom Palmer. THE FINALE! The biggest secret in comics will be revealed to you! An ending so confidential...even the artists of this book don't know what lies on the final pages...! NOTE: Due to code expiration date, Bagged and Un-bagged copies are sold as the same item. Cover price $3.99.

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    Auction Item: Al Capp's Dogpatch (1949) 2 VG+ 4.5

    • 1/2" spine split through some interior wraps.
    Starts Feb 20
  • Item #41448206
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    Published Nov 2001 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: Alias (2001 Marvel) 1 CGC 9.4

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0264339020
    Starts Feb 6

    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.

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    Auction Item: Aliens Portfolio (1989) 1 VF 8.0

    Starts Feb 20

    This portfolio contains seven B&W plates (9 1/2-in. x 14-in.) by premier Aliens artist Mark A. Nelson. Each image is more horrifying than the last. Alos included is a 12 page mini-comic measuring 4-in. x 6-in. written by Mark Verheiden and drawn by Mark A. Nelson. Cover price $12.95.

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    Auction Item: All New X-Men (2012) 23B NM- 9.2

    Starts Feb 20

    Limited 1 for 50 Variant Cover by Dale Keown. The Trial of Jean Grey: Part 3 of 6 - Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Stuart Immonen. Jean is on trial and it's up to the All-New X-Men and Guardians of the Galaxy to get her free. Cover price $3.99.

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    Published Oct 2016 by DC.

    Auction Item: All Star Batman (2016) 1NYCC VF+ 8.5

    Starts Feb 20

    Foil Cover Convention Edition. My Own Worst Enemy: Part 1 - Written by Scott Snyder. Art by John Romita, Danny Miki and Declan Shalvey. Cover by John Romita and Danny Miki. Superstar writer Scott Snyder explodes into an all-new Batman series alongside legendary artist John Romita Jr., reimagining some of the Dark Knight's greatest villains. First up: Two-Face! Batman must take Two-Face to a destination out of Gotham City, but the duplicitous villain has a two of spades up his sleeve. Every assassin, bounty hunter and ordinary citizen with something to hide is on their tails with one goal: kill Batman! Handcuffed together on the road to hell, this is Batman and Two-Face as you've never seen them before! 40 pages, full color. Rated T

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    Auction Item: All Star Comics (1940-1978) 58 FN 6.0

    Starts Feb 6

    1st appearance of Power Girl. Cover art by Mike Grell. The Super Squad! starring the All Star Super Squad, script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Ric Estrada, inks by Wally Wood; Power Girl describes the Super Squad as a strike force composed of the JSA and the three younger heroes--Robin, Power Girl, and Star-Spangled Kid. Letters from Roy Thomas and Jerry Bails. The Captive Commissioner Hostess ad starring Batman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. 32 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

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    Auction Item: All Star Comics (1940-1978) 58 VG/FN 5.0

    Starts Mar 13

    1st appearance of Power Girl. Cover art by Mike Grell. The Super Squad! starring the All Star Super Squad, script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Ric Estrada, inks by Wally Wood; Power Girl describes the Super Squad as a strike force composed of the JSA and the three younger heroes--Robin, Power Girl, and Star-Spangled Kid. Letters from Roy Thomas and Jerry Bails. The Captive Commissioner Hostess ad starring Batman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. 32 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

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    Auction Item: All Star Comics (1940-1978) 58 VG+ 4.5

    Starts Feb 20

    1st appearance of Power Girl. Cover art by Mike Grell. The Super Squad! starring the All Star Super Squad, script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Ric Estrada, inks by Wally Wood; Power Girl describes the Super Squad as a strike force composed of the JSA and the three younger heroes--Robin, Power Girl, and Star-Spangled Kid. Letters from Roy Thomas and Jerry Bails. The Captive Commissioner Hostess ad starring Batman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. 32 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

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    Auction Item: All Star Comics (1940-1978) 58 VG+ 4.5

    Starts Feb 27

    1st appearance of Power Girl. Cover art by Mike Grell. The Super Squad! starring the All Star Super Squad, script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Ric Estrada, inks by Wally Wood; Power Girl describes the Super Squad as a strike force composed of the JSA and the three younger heroes--Robin, Power Girl, and Star-Spangled Kid. Letters from Roy Thomas and Jerry Bails. The Captive Commissioner Hostess ad starring Batman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. 32 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

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    Auction Item: All Star Comics (1940-1978) 58 VG+ 4.5

    Starts Mar 6

    1st appearance of Power Girl. Cover art by Mike Grell. The Super Squad! starring the All Star Super Squad, script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Ric Estrada, inks by Wally Wood; Power Girl describes the Super Squad as a strike force composed of the JSA and the three younger heroes--Robin, Power Girl, and Star-Spangled Kid. Letters from Roy Thomas and Jerry Bails. The Captive Commissioner Hostess ad starring Batman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. 32 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Item #41479145
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    Published Mar 1956 by Argo.

    Auction Item: Alley Oop (1955 Argo) 3 VG 4.0

    Starts Feb 20
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    Auction Item: Alpha Flight (1983 1st Series) 1 CGC 9.8

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1445775025
    Starts Feb 6

    "Tundra!" Story and art by John Byrne. Exploding from the pages of the X-Men comes Canada's premier super-team - Alpha Flight! The monstrous Sasquatch, the mystical Shaman, the twins, Aurora and Northstar, the divine Snowbird, the tumbling Puck (1st appearance), the aquatic beauty, Marrina (1st appearance), and their leader, Vindicator, must reunite to stop the destructive elemental force known as Tundra. NOTE: Also 1st appearance of Omega Flight (Diamond Lil, Wild Child, Flashback,& Smart Alec). Cover price $1.00.

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    Auction Item: Alpha Flight (1983 1st Series) 33 CGC 9.6

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1395905016
    Starts Feb 6

    1st appearance of Yuriko Oyama as Lady Deathstrike. Yuriko Oyama first appeared in Daredevil #197. "A Friend in Need!" Part 1 of 2. Guest-starring Wolverine. Uncanny X-Men cameo. Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by Sal Buscema and Gerry Talaoc. Cover by Mike Mignola. As Heather attempts to learn how to control the powers of the Vindicator suit she runs into the mutant heroes known as the X-Men. But her reunion with her friend Logan is cut short when an enemy from Wolverine's past shows up seeking revenge. Plus, what is Marrina up to and what does the barbarian Attuma want with her? NOTE: Marvel begins their 25th Anniversary celebration with a new logo in top left corner of the front covers of their books for one year (12 issues). Cover price $0.75.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Adult Fantasy (1961) 9 VG- 3.5

    Starts Feb 6

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. The Terror of Tim Boo Ba; Alien warlord Tim Boo Ba is master of all he surveys but is wiped out in a torrential flood when an Earth boy drips water on the small scale model that is Tim Boo Ba's home planet. The Man Who Captured Death!; An old man builds a machine to freeze Death in his tracks since he is unwilling to go when he has so much more left to accomplish; With Death removed from the picture, the Earth becomes a shambles. I Come from the Black Void. The Spirit of Swami River; A swami crook steals money from gullible widows with his fake act until he promises to deliver money to a dead husband's spirit and the swami is surprised to find himself disappearing when the real spirit holds him to his word. The Genie Lives. All scripts by Stan Lee, all art by Steve Ditko. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Adult Fantasy (1961) 10 VG- 3.5

    Starts Feb 6

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Those Who Change; Scientists view the ancient past, but though they dont realize it they reshape history causing humans to evolve from reptiles. The Mark of the Toad; An evil uncle tries to kill a boy king, but his magic backfires and turns him into a toad. No Sign of Life. Man on a Tightrope; A young girl is friends with a tightrope walker past his prime. The man is killed in his last act, but his ghost returns to make his friend well again. Mister Universe. All scripts by Stan Lee, all art by Steve Ditko. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Adult Fantasy (1961) 11 GD+ 2.5

    Starts Feb 20

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. In Human Form!; Alien invaders send a shapeshifting scout to disguise himself as one of Earth's dominant life form, but he mistakenly takes the form of a mosquito and is swatted. For the Rest of Your Life!; Jupiter's courts are thought soft, but their convicts are actually imprisoned for life within an illusion of freedom. The Secret of the Universe!; A rocket is built which travels faster than light in order to probe the edge of the visible universe, but the volunteer pilot de-ages to infancy during the trip, curing him of his terminal disease. The Ice Monster Cometh! Where Walks the Ghost? All scripts by Stan Lee, all art by Steve Ditko. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Adventures (1950 Ziff Davis) 5 GD 2.0

    • Cover and centerfold detached at one staple.
    Starts Feb 6

    "Mission to Malooka," "The Secret of the Crater-Men" (art by Al Carreno), and "The Red Hills of Uganda." Painted cover. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Adventures (1950 Ziff Davis) 6 GD+ 2.5

    • Tearing and maverick edges along top of comic (not cut properly during manufacturing).
    Starts Feb 20

    Bernard Krigstein 8-page art, "Space Pirates on Xarpot." Fall 1952. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 1 CGC 1.5

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1463123001
    Starts Feb 6

    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) 9 VG 4.0

    Starts Feb 6

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. First appearance of Electro in The Man Called Electro!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Electro decides to break some other criminals out of jail so they can help him with his crime spree; Spider-Man must balance taking care of Aunt May, who is in the hospital, and capturing Electro. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 6 and 146. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 11 VG+ 4.5

    Starts Feb 6

    Cover art by Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby. Turning Point, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Betty's brother has gotten himself into trouble with gambling debts and Betty is forced to help in Doc Ock's plot to break Blackie Gaxton out of prison to keep her sibling alive; Spider-Man interrupts the escape and Blackie shoots Bennett during the conflict; Gaxton is captured but Doc Ock gets away; Peter tries to comfort Betty over the loss of her brother. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 148. House ads for Avengers #4 and Daredevil #1. Letter to the editor from comics artist Ken Landgraf. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 12 VG- 3.5

    • Staple rust.
    Starts Feb 6

    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 2.0

    • 1-1/2" spine split from top of comic.
    Starts Feb 6

    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) 18 CGC 5.0

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0159953002
    Starts Feb 6

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Third appearance of the Sandman in The End of Spider-Man!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; With the entire city thinking he is a coward, Spider-Man runs from Sandman; Peter's life is in shambles, and he contemplates giving up being Spider-Man to concentrate on his personal life; Cameos by the Avengers, Daredevil, the Fantastic Four, the Green Goblin, Kraven the Hunter, Doctor Octopus, and the Vulture. First appearance of Ned Leeds (later Hobgoblin). Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 13 and 156. Letter to the editor from comics artist Frank Brunner. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 19 CGC 7.0

    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1351974002
    Starts Feb 6

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Spidey Strikes Back!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Sandman and the Enforcers capture the Human Torch; When Spider-Man questions a stool pigeon and learns of this he comes to the aid of the Human Torch. Second appearance of Ned Leeds (future Hobgolin) in this issue (first time his name is revealed). Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 14 and 157. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 21 FN- 5.5

    Starts Feb 6

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Second appearance of the Beetle in Where Flies the Beetle...!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; after getting out of jail, Abner Jenkins dons his Beetle guise and prepares for revenge on the Human Torch; drama between Johnny Storm and Doris Evans and Peter Parker and Betty Brant; Human Torch teams with Spidey against Beetle. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 16 and 159. Spider-Man pin-up by Ditko. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 21 PR 0.5

    • INCOMPLETE. Page missing. Does not interrupt art or story.
    Starts Feb 20

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Second appearance of the Beetle in Where Flies the Beetle...!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; after getting out of jail, Abner Jenkins dons his Beetle guise and prepares for revenge on the Human Torch; drama between Johnny Storm and Doris Evans and Peter Parker and Betty Brant; Human Torch teams with Spidey against Beetle. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 16 and 159. Spider-Man pin-up by Ditko. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 22 CGC 3.0

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0285874007
    Starts Feb 6

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. First appearance of Princess Python (part of the Masters of Menace) in The Clown and His Masters of Menace!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Spider-Man goes to Ringmaster and his criminal circus performers hotel room; the performers kick Ringmaster out of their group and steal some paintings; Spidey battles Ringmaster. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 17 and 160. 32 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 23 PGX 5.0

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    Starts Feb 6

    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) 25 GD+ 2.5

    Starts Feb 6

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. First appearance of Mary Jane Watson (cameo; face not shown) in "Captured by J. Jonah Jameson," script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), art by Steve Ditko; As Peter goes to sell pictures of a crime to J. Jonah Jameson, an inventor named Smythe comes in with a robot guaranteeing the destruction of Spider-Man; Since Peter needs money bad, he eggs Jameson on to hear out the wacky inventor; Smythe shows how his robot instantly shoots out steel tentacles at the hint of a spider's presence and grabs a hold of Peter, much to his surprise; Jameson is given a remote control and they agree to a deal; Betty is furious with Peter for trying to trap Spider-Man, not understanding his true reasons; Peter shows up at school and has Flash Thompson waiting to fight him as he hangs around Liz Allan too much to his liking; As Peter exits school, he sees the robot and begins to run; Flash, thinking he's running away from a fight runs after Peter; First appearance of Spencer Smythe. Reprinted in Marvel Tales #20 and #163. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.