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    Published Jun 1945 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 85 PGX 6.0 Restored

    • Moderate amateur restoration
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Restoration includes: trimmed cover, tear seals, glue at spine.
    Starts May 29

    Cover art by Jack Burnley and Stan Kaye. The Puzzle in Jade starring Superman, script by Don Cameron (signed as Jerry Siegel), art by Ed Dobrotka (signed as Joe Shuster). Old Wyoming starring The Vigilante, script by Joe Samachson, pencils by Mort Meskin (as Mort Morton Jr.). The Hungry Hare starring Hayfoot Henry. Secret of the Rug of Tezan starring Congo Bill, script by Joe Samachson, art by John Daly. The Magician's Apprentice starring Zatara, script by Joe Samachson, art by William F. White. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • 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 #42114365
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    Published Oct 1958 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 245 GD/VG 3.0

    • RESTORATION. Minor color touch.
    Starts May 29

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Shrinking Superman!", script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Lois accidentally releases from Kandor the criminal Zak-Kul, who traps Superman in Kandor and takes over his life; Lois marries Zak-Kul thinking him Kal-El, but he tries to kill Lois because she keeps asking him Kal-El's secret id. "The Interplanetary Scarecrow," script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. -page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "Secret of the Super Animals," script by Jack Miller, 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.

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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 #44030735
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    Adventure Comics Lot of 10
    Published 1965

    Auction Item: Adventure Comics Lot of 10

    • Issues 338, 341, 342, 350, 368, 370, 371, 375, 378, and 384 of Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series). Most will grade in FN to VG range.
    Starts May 29
  • Item #43424441
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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.

  • Item #43982888
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    Adventures of the Fly Lot of 2
    Published 1961

    Auction Item: Adventures of the Fly Lot of 2

    • Issues 13 and 15 of Adventures of the Fly (Fly Man) (1959). Most will grade in VG.
    Starts May 29
  • Item #43515944
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    Auction Item: Afterlife with Archie (2013) 5B CBCS 9.8

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Other — see grading notes
    • Pepoy Cover Variant. 2" crack to top edge of case.
    • Label #142-AA-002
    Starts May 29

    Cover by Andrew Pepoy. Written by Roberto Aguirre Sacasa. Art by Francesco Francavilla. Escape from Riverdale, Part 5 [of 5]: The do or die moment has arrived! With Lodge Manor under siege by flesh-eating zombies, and the rest of Riverdale in flames, the surviving members of our beloved gang must make a fateful decision: Do they stay in the only home they've ever known, or take their (slim) chances in the outside world? And if they go, where will they go? And does that mean they leave their undead pals 'n gals behind forever? The most earth-shattering decisions will be made in Riverdale history in the newest installment of this TEEN + series! Definitely NOT for all ages! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $2.99.

  • Item #43944773
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    Alias Lot of 10
    Published 2001

    Auction Item: Alias Lot of 10

    • Issues 1-10 of Alias (2001 Marvel). Most will grade in VF to FN range.
    Starts May 29
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    Alias Lot of 10
    Published 2002

    Auction Item: Alias Lot of 10

    • Issues 11-20 of Alias (2001 Marvel). Most will grade in VF to FN range.
    Starts May 29
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    Auction Item: Aliens (1988 1st Printing) 1 FN/VF 7.0

    Starts May 29

    1st printing - Written by Mark Verheiden. Art and cover by Mark A. Nelson. In deep space, a salvage crew is attacked by seemingly unstoppable monsters. The marines are called in, but they need someone with experience. Soon Hicks (the horribly scarred survivor from Aliens) and Newt (now almost eighteen) find themselves on a mission to locate and destroy the Aliens' homeworld! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.95.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Item #43372949
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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) 28 GD+ 2.5

    Starts May 29

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. First appearance of the Molten Man in "The Menace of the Molten Man!", script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), art by Steve Ditko; Peter Parker needs his old costume, so he goes to the lab of the inventor Smythe, who created the robot J. Jonah Jameson used to try and beat Spiderman with; During that battle Parker had to remove his costume in order to escape; While there he witnesses an argument between Smythe and a man named Raxton, which results in an accident turning Raxton into, the Molten Man; At first Raxton is confused when he walks out of the lab, but on the street he gets mad at a driver and smashes the car with his fists; Realizing his power Raxton decides he can be a super villain, but before he can do anything Spiderman comes in through his window and asks Raxton to turn himself in stating that so far no major crimes have been committed; A fight ensues; Peter graduates from high school. The Merry Marvel Bullpen Page. Reprinted in Marvel Tales #166. This is a very difficult book to find in the higher grades because the black cover easily shows virtually every imperfection, no matter how minor. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 28 PR 0.5

    • Restored (see item notes)
    • INCOMPLETE. Pages missing. Does not interrupt art or story. RESTORATION. Major color touch.
    Starts Jun 5

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. First appearance of the Molten Man in "The Menace of the Molten Man!", script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), art by Steve Ditko; Peter Parker needs his old costume, so he goes to the lab of the inventor Smythe, who created the robot J. Jonah Jameson used to try and beat Spiderman with; During that battle Parker had to remove his costume in order to escape; While there he witnesses an argument between Smythe and a man named Raxton, which results in an accident turning Raxton into, the Molten Man; At first Raxton is confused when he walks out of the lab, but on the street he gets mad at a driver and smashes the car with his fists; Realizing his power Raxton decides he can be a super villain, but before he can do anything Spiderman comes in through his window and asks Raxton to turn himself in stating that so far no major crimes have been committed; A fight ensues; Peter graduates from high school. The Merry Marvel Bullpen Page. Reprinted in Marvel Tales #166. This is a very difficult book to find in the higher grades because the black cover easily shows virtually every imperfection, no matter how minor. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 35 GD+ 2.5

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    Starts May 29

    Cover pencils by Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby (Spider-Man figure), inks by Steve Ditko and Sol Brodsky (Spider-Man figure). The Molten Man Regrets...!, script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), art by Steve Ditko; The Molten Man is released from jail and he decides he is going to be smarter about his next robbery, but Spider-Man puts an end to his plans. Ad for Hulk T-Shirt and other MMMS items, art by Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, and Frank Giacoia. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 28 and 174. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #44053328
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 38 GD/VG 3.0

    Starts May 29

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Second appearance of Mary Jane (cameo; face not shown) in Just a Guy Named Joe!, script by Steve Ditko (Plot) and Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Average joe, Joe Smith, fails at being a fighter and tries his hand at acting; Dressed up as a robotic monster, he is zapped with electricity and chemicals which causes him to go on a violent spree against those who doubted his abilities; Meanwhile, Norman Osborn puts a price on Spidey's head and our hero is plagued with goons trying to bump him off; Pete narrowly misses meeting Mary Jane. This is Ditko's final issue of Spider-Man. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 177. 32 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) 47 VG 4.0

    Starts Jun 5

    Cover by John Romita Sr. "In the Hands of the Hunter," script by Stan Lee, art and cover by John Romita Sr.; Kraven the Hunter wants cash from Norman Osborn for attacking Spider-Man; since Norman is out of town, Kraven kidnaps Norman's son, Harry, at a party; Spider-Man appears, and he and Kraven fight, but when Norman shows up he can't remember who Kraven is, so doesn't pay him the money; Kraven escapes while Spidey saves Norman. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 33 and 187. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 49 VG+ 4.5

    • John Romita signature on splash page. Not verified.
    Starts May 29

    Cover by John Romita Sr. Sixth appearance of Kraven the Hunter, and second appearance of the new Vulture (Blackie Drago) in From the Depths of Defeat!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita, inks by Mike Esposito (uncredited); As Peter recovers from the injuries received in his fight with the new Vulture, he sees television coverage of a fight between the Vulture and Kraven and goes out to capture them. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 35 and 189. 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) 51 FN- 5.5

    Starts May 29

    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) 51 FN- 5.5

    Starts Jun 19

    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) 64 VG+ 4.5

    Starts Jun 12

    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) 67 CGC 8.5

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1161236004
    Starts Jun 5

    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) 67 VG 4.0

    Starts May 29

    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) 76 VG 4.0

    Starts May 29

    Cover art by John Romita. Third Lizard appearance in a row plus Human Torch (of the Fantastic Four) cameo in The Lizard Lives!, script by John Buscema (plot) and Stan Lee (script), pencils by John Buscema (layouts) and Jim Mooney (pencils), inks by Jim Mooney; The Lizard is at large in New York and Captain Stacy wants to talk to Peter about Spider-Man's secret identity. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 57. 36 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 109 FN+ 6.5

    Starts May 29

    Cover by John Romita Sr. Enter: Dr Strange!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita, inks by John Romita Sr. and Tony Mortellaro; Spider-Man and Dr. Strange rescue Flash Thompson from the Vietnamese monks who mistakenly blame him for the death of their high priest during the war. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 88. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

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

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • 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) 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) 144 CGC 9.2

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    • 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) 192 CBCS 9.8

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    • Label #33C608-012
    Starts May 29

    "24 Hours Till Doomsday!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Keith Pollard (breakdowns) and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by Keith Pollard and Bob McLeod. The dynamic cover says it all! J. Jonah Jameson and the Amazing Spider-Man handcuffed together to a bomb...that's set to explode in 24 hours! Wow, what a revoltin' development! But it's the master plan of the dying Spencer Smythe! With time of the essence, the web-slinger and Jonah visit Dr. Curt Connors; however neither the good doctor nor NYPD's bomb squad can defuse the explosive! And to make matters worse, the Fearsome Fly attacks the desperate duo during their trek across town! With the timer ticking towards zero, the wall-crawler and the Daily Bugle publisher return to Smythe's lab for one final attempt to save themselves! It's now or never for your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! Final appearance of Professor Spencer Smythe. Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Betty Brant, Flash Thompson, and Harry Osborn. First 40¢ issue. (Notes: The Fly formerly appeared in Amazing Spider-Man Annual 10. This story was reprinted in Amazing Spider-Man (2nd series) 20.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.40.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 193 CBCS 9.8

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    • Label #284-AA-014
    Starts May 29

    "The Wings of the Fearsome Fly!" Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Keith Pollard (layouts) and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by Al Milgrom and Bob McLeod. Peter Parker's life is a train wreck after surviving his recent 24-hour ordeal. In very short order Jonah fires him, Mary Jane dumps him, and Ned Leeds punches him! Oh my, where is a super-villain when Spidey really needs one? Fortunately, there is one flying around town for the web-slinger to vent his frustration upon: the Fearsome Fly! But when the wall-crawler and the Fly collide at Cleopatra's Needle, Spider-Man's day just gets worse. Meanwhile, the original burglar from Amazing Fantasy 15 is back...and still haunting (Aunt) May Parker. Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Betty Brant, and Mysterio (in civilian clothes). (Notes: The Fly appears next in Spider-Woman 30. The plot briefly crosses over with Fantastic Four 207. Other than a cameo appearance in issue 201, Mary Jane Watson exits the Amazing Spider-Man series for the next 4 years.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.40.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 194 CGC 9.2

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    • Label #1397662001
    Starts Jul 3

    First appearance of the Black Cat in "Never Let The Black Cat Cross Your Path!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Keith Pollard (breakdowns) and Frank Giacoia (finishes). Cover by Al Milgrom. One of the landmark issues of the Amazing Spider-Man series! The dazzling debut of the Black Cat! The wall-crawler has spent the first 193 issues of his title chasing super-villains! But tonight he's going to kiss one instead! Wow! Does the web-slinger stand a chance against the beauty and charm of Felicia Hardy? Not when the alluring cat has his tongue! And maybe later his heart! A terrific issue! Cameo appearances by Aunt May, Betty Brant, Ned Leeds, Harry Osborn, Flash Thompson, Mysterio (in civilian clothes), and the burglar. (Notes: The Black Cat is the creative highlight of the Wolfman-Pollard run on the Amazing Spider-Man title. Dave Cockrum designed the cat's costume. The letters page includes an alternate cover (for issue 194) by Keith Pollard. It also includes an alternate cover to Spider-Woman 9 by Carmine Infantino. This two-part story was reprinted in the trade paperback: Spider-Man vs. the Black Cat (2005). Cover price $0.40.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 196 CBCS 9.6

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    • Label #263-AA-033
    Starts May 29

    "Requiem!" Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Al Milgrom (layouts), Frank Giacoia (finishes), and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by Keith Pollard and Al Milgrom. With his world crashing down around him, the wall-crawler rushes to Restwell Nursing Home to see if his dear aunt is indeed dead. Sadly it appears so. A distraught Peter meets with the resident physician on staff, Dr. Ludwig Rinehart, to make final arrangements. The following day after a long talk with Joe Robertson, the web-slinger visits his childhood home in Queens and discovers it a shambles! And then he finally recalls who Dr. Ludwig Rinehart really is! Something is majorly amiss at Restwell Nursing Home! But before Spider-Man can solve the mystery, he must tend to an unscheduled appointment with a rather large NYC crime lord next issue! First appearance of Debra Whitman. Cameo appearances by Anna Watson, Flash Thompson, Sha Shan, Harry Osborn, and the Kingpin. 32 pages. Cover price $0.40.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 196 CBCS 9.6

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    • Label #263-AA-034
    Starts Jun 5

    "Requiem!" Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Al Milgrom (layouts), Frank Giacoia (finishes), and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by Keith Pollard and Al Milgrom. With his world crashing down around him, the wall-crawler rushes to Restwell Nursing Home to see if his dear aunt is indeed dead. Sadly it appears so. A distraught Peter meets with the resident physician on staff, Dr. Ludwig Rinehart, to make final arrangements. The following day after a long talk with Joe Robertson, the web-slinger visits his childhood home in Queens and discovers it a shambles! And then he finally recalls who Dr. Ludwig Rinehart really is! Something is majorly amiss at Restwell Nursing Home! But before Spider-Man can solve the mystery, he must tend to an unscheduled appointment with a rather large NYC crime lord next issue! First appearance of Debra Whitman. Cameo appearances by Anna Watson, Flash Thompson, Sha Shan, Harry Osborn, and the Kingpin. 32 pages. Cover price $0.40.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 252 CGC 9.4

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    • Label #0315901008
    Starts May 29

    First appearance of Spider-Man's new black (alien symbiote) costume in "Homecoming!" Plot by Roger Stern. Script by Tom DeFalco. Pencils by Ron Frenz (breakdowns) and Brett Breeding (finishes). Cover by Ron Frenz and Klaus Janson. One of the landmark issues of the Amazing Spider-Man! With a brilliant flash of light in Central Park, the wondrous wall-crawler is back! And he looks a whole lot different! Wow, a new costume! What happened during the Secret Wars on the Beyonder's world? The ominous truth will be revealed to both the readers and the web-slinger in the days and weeks ahead! Cameo appearances by the Black Cat, Dr. Curt Connors, J. Jonah Jameson, Joe Robertson , Aunt May, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Thor, and the Wasp. (Notes: Marvel Age 12 contained sketches of the new costume two months prior to the publication of this issue. Spidey's new costume was also unveiled in Marvel Team-Up 141 and Spectacular Spider-Man 90. The first issue of the (1984) Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Limited Series was published the same month as Amazing Spider-Man 252. The web-slinger discovers his new costume in issue 8 of the limited series. The Frenz-Janson cover is a tribute to the iconic cover of Amazing Fantasy 15. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 266. Cover price $0.60.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 252 VF- 7.5

    Starts May 29

    First appearance of Spider-Man's new black (alien symbiote) costume in "Homecoming!" Plot by Roger Stern. Script by Tom DeFalco. Pencils by Ron Frenz (breakdowns) and Brett Breeding (finishes). Cover by Ron Frenz and Klaus Janson. One of the landmark issues of the Amazing Spider-Man! With a brilliant flash of light in Central Park, the wondrous wall-crawler is back! And he looks a whole lot different! Wow, a new costume! What happened during the Secret Wars on the Beyonder's world? The ominous truth will be revealed to both the readers and the web-slinger in the days and weeks ahead! Cameo appearances by the Black Cat, Dr. Curt Connors, J. Jonah Jameson, Joe Robertson , Aunt May, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Thor, and the Wasp. (Notes: Marvel Age 12 contained sketches of the new costume two months prior to the publication of this issue. Spidey's new costume was also unveiled in Marvel Team-Up 141 and Spectacular Spider-Man 90. The first issue of the (1984) Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Limited Series was published the same month as Amazing Spider-Man 252. The web-slinger discovers his new costume in issue 8 of the limited series. The Frenz-Janson cover is a tribute to the iconic cover of Amazing Fantasy 15. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 266. Cover price $0.60.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 252 CGC 7.0

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    • Label #0315907001
    Starts Jun 5

    First appearance of Spider-Man's new black (alien symbiote) costume in "Homecoming!" Plot by Roger Stern. Script by Tom DeFalco. Pencils by Ron Frenz (breakdowns) and Brett Breeding (finishes). Cover by Ron Frenz and Klaus Janson. One of the landmark issues of the Amazing Spider-Man! With a brilliant flash of light in Central Park, the wondrous wall-crawler is back! And he looks a whole lot different! Wow, a new costume! What happened during the Secret Wars on the Beyonder's world? The ominous truth will be revealed to both the readers and the web-slinger in the days and weeks ahead! Cameo appearances by the Black Cat, Dr. Curt Connors, J. Jonah Jameson, Joe Robertson , Aunt May, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Thor, and the Wasp. (Notes: Marvel Age 12 contained sketches of the new costume two months prior to the publication of this issue. Spidey's new costume was also unveiled in Marvel Team-Up 141 and Spectacular Spider-Man 90. The first issue of the (1984) Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Limited Series was published the same month as Amazing Spider-Man 252. The web-slinger discovers his new costume in issue 8 of the limited series. The Frenz-Janson cover is a tribute to the iconic cover of Amazing Fantasy 15. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 266. Cover price $0.60.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 265A CGC 9.4

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    • Label #1213283007
    Starts May 29

    First printing of "After the Fox!" First appearance of Silver Sable. Script by Tom DeFalco. Pencils by Ron Frenz. Inks by Joe Rubinstein. Cover by Ron Frenz and Joe Rubinstein. The Black Fox is on the run! But it's not the Spectacular Spider-Man who's chasing him! It's Silver Sable! An adventurer for hire from the European country of Symkaria! Silver Sable and her Wild Pack pursue the fox through the streets of Manhattan and then later corner him on the waterfront! However, the aging international jewel thief has a wall-crawling guardian angel! Down on the docks, the sparks fly as the web-slinger gives Silver Sable a lesson in diplomacy...superhero-style! Second appearance of the Black Fox. Cameo appearances by Aunt May, Mary Jane Watson, Harry Osborn, Liz Osborn, and Normie Osborn. (Notes: Silver Sable appears next in Amazing Spider-Man 279. The Black Fox returns in Web of Spider-Man 14. There is a second printing of this issue published in 1992. The second printing features a gray cover and a yellow dog ear touting the first appearance of Silver Sable. This story was also reprinted in Marvel Tales 277.) Cover price $0.65.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 265B CGC 9.8

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    • Second Printing.
    • Label #1346281004
    Starts Jul 3

    2nd printing (Silver inks in background). 1st appearance of Silver Sable. Cover price $1.25.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 298 VF+ 8.5

    Starts May 29

    "Chance Encounter!" Part 1 of 2. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by Todd McFarlane. Inks by Bob McLeod. Cover by Todd McFarlane. Chance is back in business and working a new job for the Life Foundation! The clandestine organization wants Chance to steal an arms shipment coming into the west side docks! That should be a piece of cake for the high-flying mercenary! However the Daily Bugle dispatches an undercover photographer to observe the delivery! And beneath the moonlit sky, fireworks explode when Chance and the Amazing Spider-Man throw down on the docks! First appearance (and cameo on the last page) by Eddie Brock (aka Venom). First appearance of Carlton Drake of the Life Foundation. Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Joy Mercado, and Joe Robertson. (Notes: Chance previously appeared in Web of Spider-Man 15. This issue begins Todd McFarlane's 2-year run as the penciler of the Amazing Spider-Man series.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 298 VG/FN 5.0

    Starts May 29

    "Chance Encounter!" Part 1 of 2. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by Todd McFarlane. Inks by Bob McLeod. Cover by Todd McFarlane. Chance is back in business and working a new job for the Life Foundation! The clandestine organization wants Chance to steal an arms shipment coming into the west side docks! That should be a piece of cake for the high-flying mercenary! However the Daily Bugle dispatches an undercover photographer to observe the delivery! And beneath the moonlit sky, fireworks explode when Chance and the Amazing Spider-Man throw down on the docks! First appearance (and cameo on the last page) by Eddie Brock (aka Venom). First appearance of Carlton Drake of the Life Foundation. Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Joy Mercado, and Joe Robertson. (Notes: Chance previously appeared in Web of Spider-Man 15. This issue begins Todd McFarlane's 2-year run as the penciler of the Amazing Spider-Man series.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 299 VF- 7.5

    Starts May 29

    "Survival of the Hittist!" Part 2 of 2. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by Todd McFarlane. Inks by Bob McLeod. Cover by Todd McFarlane. After their waterfront arms theft goes awry, the Life Foundation turns the tables on Chance! The mysterious survivalist group abducts the mercenary and takes him to their secret headquarters in northern New Jersey! But thanks to a well-placed spider tracer, the web-slinger infiltrates the foundation's secluded colony the next day...and rescues Chance! So now the adversaries of 24 hours ago suddenly become allies to avoid death...courtesy of the Life Foundation! First appearance (and cameo on the last page) by Venom. Cameo appearances by Eddie Murphy, Paul Schaffer, and Joe Robertson. Last 75¢ issue. (Note: Chance returns in Amazing Spider-Man 336.) Cover price $0.75.