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  • Item #43602713
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    Tags: Superman
    Published Nov 1943 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 66 Coverless 0.3

    • INCOMPLETE. First three wraps missing. Interrupts art and story.
    Starts May 1

    Cover art by Jack Burnley and Stan Kaye. The Boy Who Came Back starring Superman, script by Don Cameron (signed as Jerry Siegel), pencils by Ed Dobrotka (signed as Joe Shuster), inks by George Roussos. The Sword of Destiny starring Vigilante, script by Alvin Schwartz, pencils by Mort Meskin (as Mort Morton Jr.), inks by Joe Kubert. The Talking Trees starring Congo Bill, script by Joe Samachson, art by John Daly. Burma Remembers starring Americommando, script by Joseph Greene, art by Bernard Baily. Circus Daze starring Zatara, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Joseph Sulman. 60 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #43602716
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    Tags: Superman
    Published Sep 1944 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 76 Coverless 0.3

    • INCOMPLETE. First wrap missing. Interrupts art and story. Centerfold detached, upper right corner cut off.
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    Cover art by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye. A Voyage to Destiny starring Superman, pencils by Ed Dobrotka. The Damaged Boulevard starring Hayfoot Henry. The Mountain Without a Top starring The Vigilante, pencils by Mort Meskin (signed as Mort Morton Jr.). The Trapped Trappers starring Congo Bill, art by Edwin Smalle. Walk of Death starring Zatara. 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 #43312424
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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 202 GD+ 2.5

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Don't Give Fire A Place to Start public service announcement starring Superboy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. Superboy City, U.S.A.!, script by Otto Binder, art by John Sikela; When a city decides to name itself after Superboy, he mysteriously destroys all the statues they build of him. The Human Hot-Rodders starring Johnny Quick, script by Otto Binder, art by Hy Mankin. Menace of the Freak Fish starring Aquaman, art by Ralph Mayo. Channel C-R-I-M-E starring Green Arrow, script by Otto Binder, art by George Papp. 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 #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.

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    Auction Item: After Dark (1955) 8 GD+ 2.5

    • Centerfold detached.
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  • Item #43483466
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    Auction Item: All American Comics (1939) 69 PR 0.5

    • INCOMPLETE. Pieces torn from cover and first two pages, affects art and story. Cover detached.
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    Cover art by Paul Reinman. The Backwards Man! starring Green Lantern, art by Paul Reinman; A bizarre criminal, having served time for a crime he didn't commit, decides to not only commit that crime, but to commit a series of crimes: in reverse! The Fisherman's Folly! starring Dr. Mid-Nite, script by Joe Greene, art by Stan Aschmeier [signed as Stan Josephs]. Whitey's Craving for Root Beer starring Red, White and Blue, script by John B. Wentworth, art by Dennis Neville. Abducted Airliner starring Hop Harrigan, script and art by Jon L. Blummer; Robomb figures he can hijack planes at will as long as he holds Hippity and Miss Snap prisoner. Mutt and Jeff strips by Al Smith [signed as Bud Fisher]. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #43602719
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    Auction Item: All Star Comics (1940-1978) 17 Coverless 0.3

    • INCOMPLETE. First two wraps and one more page missing from first half of book. Interrupts art and story.
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    The Justice Society of America head into action in "The Brain Wave Goes Berserk." Plot by Gardner Fox and Sheldon Mayer, script by Fox. Art by Joe Gallagher plus individual chapters featuring Hawkman (art by Sheldon Moldoff), the Sandman (art by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby), the Spectre (art by Bernard Baily), Doctor Fate (art by Howard Sherman), Dr. Nid-nite (art by Stan Aschmeier), Starman (art by Paul Reinman), the Atom (art by Gallagher), and Johnny Thunder (art by Aschmeier). Wonder Woman cameo. Two-page Hop Harrigan text story, "Water, Water Everywhere." Gallagher cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #43483469
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    Auction Item: All Star Comics (1940-1978) 20 GD/VG 3.0

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    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 #43483472
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    Tags: Flash
    Published Jul 1946 by DC.

    Auction Item: All-Flash (1941) 23 VG+ 4.5

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    Written by Gardner F. Fox. Art and cover by Martin Naydel. After surviving near death from the horns of an angry bull at a rodeo, the Three Dimwits decide to travel west to a dude ranch to learn how to become real cowboys. While working in his baoratory on an experiment, Jay Garrick is re-visited by Evart Keenan, a man who lives on the planet Karma. Fat and Slat humor story by Ed Wheelan. 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #43602722
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    Animal Comics (1941) #1 Coverless 0.3
    Published 1942 by Dell.

    Auction Item: Animal Comics (1941) 1 Coverless 0.3

    • INCOMPLETE. First wrap missing, affects art and story. Several wraps loose.
    Starts May 1

    Wraparound Cover by H.R. McBride. Stories by Walt Kelly, Gaylord Du Bois, Worth Carnahan (as W.B.C.) and unknown. Art by Walt Kelly, Morris Gollub?, George Kerr, George Avison (his only comic book work?) and unknown. Featuring the tales "Albert Takes the Cake," "Katonka Flies North," "Piggy Pranks," "Right of Way," "Muzzy and Ginger," "The Monarch of Panther Gorge" and "Milk for the Baby"! Starring Albert (first appearance; an alligator), Pogo (first appearance; a possum), Bumbazine (first appearance), Mrs. Jay (first appearance), Beetle (first appearance), Katonka, Sgt. Bain, Private Rooney, Tauber (villain), Nazis (villains), Pa Dunn, Ma Dunn, Bobby Dunn, Paddy (a pig), Pinkie (a pig), Snuffy (a skunk), Violet (a skunk), Judge Martin, Muzzy (a chimpanzee), Ginger (a kitten), Homer, Dr. Atkins, The Monarch (a deer), Game Warden Dan Burke, Tom, Babe (a baby elephant), Ernie, Cyrus Solon Walker, Mrs. Walker and Sonny Walker! Also: the 1-page poems "Ambition" and "A Matter of Intelligence"! 68 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #43603442
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    Auction Item: Archie Annual (1950) 5 GD+ 2.5

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  • Item #43360736
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    Tags: Batman
    Published Jul 1943 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 17 CGC 4.0

    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1465452009
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane). "The Batman's Biographer!", script by Don Cameron, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Boswell Browne wants to document the exploits of Batman and Robin for future generations, but when members of the underworld hear him bragging to some children that he knows many secrets of the Dynamic Duo, a nefarious criminal decides to use Browne's knowledge against our heroes. 2-page Professor Pipp story by Jack Farr. "The Penguin Goes A-Hunting," script by Don Cameron, pencils by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane), inks by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane) and Ray Burnley (backgrounds); The Penguin attends a lecture by Gotham City's prison Warden Keyes, who talks about the city's most dangerous villains: the Scarecrow, the Joker and the Cat-Woman, but not Penguin. "Rogues' Pageant!", script by Don Cameron, pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Jack Burnley and Ray Burnley (backgrounds); At Alfred's urging, Bruce and Dick decide to take a short vacation after particularly strenuous battling against Gotham's underworld, they stop off in San Pablos, a city celebrating the 300th Anniversary of the courageous deeds of their forefathers. "Scrap Haul" text story by Allan Gerz. "Adventure of the Vitamin Vandals!", script by Joseph Greene, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson; While vacationing at Malibu Beach, Bruce and Dick become aware of several fishing vessels being robbed of their catches by a group of mysterious individuals who seem to disappear into thin air. 60 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #43360748
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    Tags: Batman
    Published Nov 1943 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 19 CGC 4.0

    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1465452010
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover by Dick Sprang. "Batman Makes a Deadline!", art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); After witnessing the fatal injuries to a top notch newspaper reporter who was kidnapped by a gang wanting to keep him silent regarding their activities, Batman and Robin decide to take over the story and bring the gang to justice. 'Atlantis Goes to War!', script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); Batman and Robin decide to get involved in a case where a Nazi submarine attacks Allied shipping and then disappears without a trace. One-page Private Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. 'The Case of the Timid Lion!', art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); One Mr. Lyon decides to perpetrate 'jokes' and robberies, using the Joker's calling card to implicate the Jester of Crime... something the Joker doesn't find amusing - nor do Batman and Robin! Jerry the Jitterbug humor page by Henry Boltinoff. "Dramatic Fragment" text story by Ted Allenby. "Collector of Millionaires," script by Joe Samachson, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Norm Fallon; After handling a particular heart-rending situation between a friend of his and his wife, Bruce Wayne decides it's time for a vacation; But when "Bruce" returns from that vacation, he literally treats Dick Grayson like dirt. 60 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #43360751
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    Tags: Batman
    Published Sep 1944 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 24 CGC 4.0

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1465452011
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover by Dick Sprang. "It Happened In Rome," script by Joe Samachson, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); Bruce Wayne is sent back to the time of the ancient Romans and runs afoul of a high official as Batman, so Robin must also make the journey back to help the Caped Crusader get out of the jam he is in. "Convict Cargo!", script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); Bruce Wayne allows himself to come under investigation by the District Attorney for juggling the books in order to ferret out a clever gang that, for a price, makes wealthy suspicious men like Wayne "disappear" from prosecution. 1-page Gee-Man story by Ray McGill. "Western Incident" text story by Tex Palmer. "Police Line-Up!", art by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane); Alfred attends a Police line-up in order to sharpen his visual recognition skills, something that nearly backfires on him. "The Mayors of Yonville!", script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); The Caped Crusaders must save the people of Yonville from a gold swindle, but they have to break out of jail to accomplish it. 1-page Private Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #43360763
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    Tags: Batman
    Published Mar 1945 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 27 CGC 5.5

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1465452012
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover by Jack Burnley. "The Penguin's Apprentice!", script by Don Cameron, pencils by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane), inks by Jerry Robinson; Batman and Robin are puzzled when the Penguin begins stealing objects from people off the street, such as a handkerchief and a feather, unaware that he is attempting to train a young man in the fine art of crime. "Son of His Father" text story by Eddie Bell. "Son of His Father" text story by Eddie Bell. "The Pearl of Peril!", art by Jerry Robinson; When Alfred goes into a restaurant for dinner, he runs into a tramp who claims to have a pearl the size of an oyster. "Voyage Into Villainy!", script by Joe Samachson, pencils by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane), inks by Jerry Robinson; The death of a wealthy, noted member of the Explorer's Club spurs on fellow member, Mr. Challoner, to track down clues in the Club's building to the deceased man's fortune. "A Christmas Peril!", script by Don Cameron, art by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane); Batman attempts to convince a very young "Scrooge" of the true meaning of Christmas. 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #43483475
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    Tags: Batman
    Published Jul 1945 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 29 GD- 1.8

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    Cover by Dick Sprang. "Enemy No. 1," script by Bill Finger, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); Adam Frank has a fetish about being "the first" in everything he does, and when things don't work out to his advantage, he decides to turn to crime. "The Butler's Apprentice!", art by Jerry Robinson; A group of criminals have targeted a rich place to rob, but it is so well guarded that they find it difficult to get in the place; Then they get an idea: one of them will be trained as a butler, who'll work as an inside man... and Alfred is chosen as the one to train him! "Heroes By Proxy!", script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); Two private detectives are down in the dumps because they are flat broke, even though they have great detective abilities; When they hear that the Wayne Mansion has been robbed, they decide to change their tactics and investigate, disguised as Batman and Robin! "Freedom's Stamp" text story by Eddie Bell. 1-page Private Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Mails Go Through!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; When the local postman is wounded in a chase involving the Caped Crusaders, Batman takes over the job for a day and learns of the kidnapping of a man by the Scuttler, who has committed the crime in order to get a registered letter which will reveal information about an invention worth millions. 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #43360709
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    Tags: Batman
    Published Sep 1945 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 30 CGC 6.5

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1465452013
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover by Dick Sprang. "Back To the Big House!", script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); No matter what jobs the Penguin plans and tries to carry out, Batman and Robin are always there to stop him, but, in the end, it's one of the Penguin's own umbrellas that sends him back to the big house! "While the City Sleeps!", script by Bill Finger, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); Batman decides to take Robin out on the town late at night to illustrate to him all of the people who are up and at work; Unfortunately, a group of criminals are hard at work also and the Dynamic Duo have to go to work... on them! "The Pointed Pistol" text story by Jesse Merlan. "Alias the Baron!", art by Jerry Robinson; Alfred is mistaken for a crook who has double-crossed gang leader, Ed Rocket. "Ally Babble and the Fourteen Peeves!", script by Bill Finger, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); Ally Babble is hired by a wealthy man to take care of 14 of his pet peeves, and if he successfully does so, he will be given $5000, which creates a mountain of headaches for Batman. 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #43360727
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    Tags: Batman
    Published Nov 1945 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 31 CGC 6.0

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    • Label #1465452014
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    Cover by Dick Sprang. "Punch and Judy!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane), inks by George Roussos; Punch and Judy are using a carnival to bilk residents of Gotham City and the Caped Crusaders see to it that the grafters working the concessions and games are removed from the grounds; However, Punch and Judy decide to strike back by having Batman and Robin join the carnival to put on a death-defying aerial stunt. "Alfred, Armchair Detective!", art by Jerry Robinson; Alfred is surprised to learn that what he read in a book about a case being solved by an "armchair detective," which he considers impossible, proves to be true on a chair he accidentally gets involved in... and he's tied to that armchair! "Vanishing Village!", script by Joe Samachson, pencils by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane), inks by George Roussos; Batman and Robin are surprised to learn that an abandoned village in Florida, patterned after a Turkish village named Alhambra, has vanished, which is also the home of many a master criminal who has also disappeared. "Close Shave" text story by Eddie Bell. "Trade Marks of Crime!", script by Joseph Greene, pencils by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane), inks by George Roussos; Batman must solve a strange case in which someone is cleverly forging the burglary trademarks of various criminals, all of which pinpoint the jobs to the wrong criminal! 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #43483478
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    Tags: Batman
    Published Sep 1947 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 42 FR 1.0

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    Cover art by Jack Burnley and Charles Paris. Claws of the Catwoman! starring Batman, script by Bill Finger, art by Charles Paris. Blind Man's Bluff! starring Batman, script by Bill Finger, art by Charles Paris. The Robot Robbers starring Batman, script by Bill Finger, art by Charles Paris. 52 pgs. $0.10. Second Catwoman cover (first in Batman). Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #43424459
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    Tags: Batman
    Published Jan 1954 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 80 VG+ 4.5

    • Heavy foxing.
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    Cover by Win Mortimer. "The Joker's Movie Crimes!", pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; The Joker's films his crimes in order to sell them as instructional aids; He sees himself lampooned in a new Batman movie and makes a film about humiliating Batman and Robin. Binky Says: "Know Your Community!" public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. "Dick Grayson's Nightmare!", pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; Bruce Wayne has Wayne Manor redecorated while he is involved in a murder trial in Chicago; Robin to operates out of a nearby cabin belonging to a vacationing mystery writer; A gang of thieves plan to rob a nearby warehouse. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Deadly Dingo!" two-page "factual" comic story, art by Nick Cardy. "Calling All Con Men!" text story by Jack Miller. "The Machines of Menace!", script by Bill Woolfolk, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; Robberies committed in Gotham City by fantastic machines prompts Batman and Robin to follow one out to sea, where they are captured by an automated fishing device; Inventive genius Eric Golar dreams of creating a fully automated city. The Line of Stars Presents Superman DC National Comics ad. 44 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Batman (1940) #87 GD/VG 3.0
    Tags: Batman
    Published Oct 1954 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 87 GD/VG 3.0

    Starts Jul 3

    Cover by Win Mortimer. "Batman's Greatest Thrills!", script by Bill Woolfolk, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Stan Kaye; Batman is surprised and honored that a TV station is presenting his life story and recounting some of his greatest feats....until the Joker decides to break out of prison and do his own "honoring" of the Caped Crusader! School Blues! public service announcement with Buzzy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Synthetic Crime King!", pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Stan Kaye; A miffed college professor decides to get revenge on his former employer by creating what is believed to be a synthetic man and using him as a weapon, But Batman discovers that this creature is actually a human being used by Vilmer, stops Vilmer and restores the athlete to his former self. Batman Whirly-word Game activity page by Martin Naydel. One-page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "They Prove the Guilty Innocent" text story by Jack Miller. "Batman Falls in Love!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Stan Kaye; Batman is to guard a foreign model, whose life has been threatened by a smuggling ring; But Vicki Vale nearly messes everything up with her jealousy. 44 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #43425632
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    Published Apr 1952 by Atlas.

    Auction Item: Battle Action (1952) 2 GD 2.0

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    "Unarmed" (script by Hank Chapman), "No News!" (art by Paul Reinman), "Howitzer 155," "Land Mine," and a two-page text story, "Attack." Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #43425638
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    Published 1952 by Atlas.

    Auction Item: Battlefield (1952) 4 GD/VG 3.0

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    Cover by Carl Burgos. "Mop-Up Squad," art by Joe Sinnott; The Mop-Up squad comes in after a town is taken and clears out all the snipers and other North Korean soldiers that are left behind. "Flare!", art by Norman Steinberg; A patrol is sent out under the cover of darkness to probe the enemy lines. "The Creep!", art by Vernon Henkel; Sgt. Keats never knew what it was like to have a family until some Korean villagers tended to his wounds. "The Unimportant Battalion" text story. "Identity Unknown," art by Dave Berg; A soldier with amnesia is captured and sent to a POW camp. "Killer Sub," art by Robert Q. Sale; The tiny attack sub K-7 sinks a North Korean atomic sub. "The Road to Changdo," art by Syd Shores; Colonel Storm knows that infantry is the only way to take the town of Changdo. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #43312079
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    Published May 1955 by DC.

    Auction Item: Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 88 VG+ 4.5

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    Blackhawk stars in "Thunder, the Indestructible," "The Incredible Silencer," and "The Phantom Sniper." Chop Chop back-up story. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #43312085
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    Published Jul 1955 by DC.

    Auction Item: Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 90 VF+ 8.5

    Starts Jul 3

    Blackhawk stars in "The Storm King," "The Bubbles of Doom," and "The Villainess Who Smashed the Blackhawk Team!" Chop Chop back-up story. Cover price $0.10.

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    Published Oct 1955 by DC.

    Auction Item: Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 93 VG+ 4.5

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    Origin retold in text. Blackhawk stars in "Garg the Destroyer," "The Floating Fortress," and "Breaking Through the Time Barrier." Chop Chop back-up. Cover price $0.10.

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    Published Jan 1944 by Fox.

    Auction Item: Blue Beetle (1939 Fox/Holyoke) 29 Coverless 0.3

    • INCOMPLETE. First four wraps missing. Interrupts art and story.
    Starts May 1

    Untitled Blue Beetle story; the Beetle back behind German lines, masquerades as Fritz von Straff, who is masquerading as the Beetle. Untitled Ali Baba story; Young comic book fan 'Erbert meets the Blue Beetle who offers to take him to meet Ali Baba. AAF Bombers Based in India Raise Havoc With Japs in Burma article. The Case of the Kodiak Snap starring Durrand Draw, script by Montgomery Mulford, art by George Tukel. Untitled Blue Beetle story; on leave in New York, the Beetle gets involved with a case involving arsonists who leave no evidence. 1000 Fathoms Under the Sea! starring Deep-Sea Dawson, art by Gordon Fisher. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    Published Jun 1944 by Fox.

    Auction Item: Blue Beetle (1939 Fox/Holyoke) 31 Coverless 0.3

    • INCOMPLETE. First wrap missing. Interrupts art and story.
    Starts May 1

    The Adventure of the Crumbling Skyscraper, art by E. C. Stoner; German saboteurs blow up a building and leave evidence that the Beetle is responsible. Peril In the Pacific; Dan Garrett is given the assignment of protecting Col. Denton who is delivering information of the utmost importance. They Came to Destroy America text story. The Whistling Death; Joan Mason solves the mystery of a Broadway booking agent's murder. The Very Salty Tale of the O'Brine Twins, script and art by Jack Farr; after being declared 4-F by the draft board, the O'Brine twins join the Merchant Marine. Coxwell and Glaisher fact page. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    Bo (1955) #1 VG- 3.5

    Auction Item: Bo (1955) 1 VG- 3.5

    Starts May 1
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    Published Oct 1949 by DC.

    Auction Item: Boy Commandos (1942-1949 1st Series) 35 Coverless 0.3

    Starts May 1

    Brooklyn Gets A New Look, script by Ed France Herron; After a car accident, Brooklyn undergoes plastic surgery; plus, he loses his Brooklyn accent when given hypnotic voice coaching; it doesn't help much though when he's kidnapped by a gang of crooks out for revenge. Claw and Fang, script by Ed France Herron; Andre returns to France and Percy (from Boy Commandos 23) replaces him in the Commandos; then the gang goes to Africa to capture wild animals to replenish a zoo. Audrey Ashby fact page by Stookie Allen. The Champ With Four Legs, script by Ed France Herron; Tex inherits a boxing Kangaroo. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    C-M-O Comics (1942) #1 Coverless 0.3
    Published 1942 by Chicago Mail Order.

    Auction Item: C-M-O Comics (1942) 1 Coverless 0.3

    • INCOMPLETE. First two wraps and two center wraps missing. Interrupts art and story. Heavy edge wear.
    Starts May 1
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    Auction Item: Captain America Comics (1941 Golden Age) 21 Coverless 0.3

    • INCOMPLETE. First wrap missing, affects art and story.
    Starts May 1

    Cover by Syd Shores. "The Creeper and the 3 Rubies of Doom!", pencils by Al Avison (as Syd Shores), inks by Syd Shores (as Vince Alascia); One of Hitler's agents, the Creeper, steals a tri-rubied treaty ring in hopes of disrupting the signing of a treaty that pledges the last neutral European country to fight alongside the Allies, because he thinks that, when the U.S. ambassador Lissom signs the treaty without wearing the ring he was gifted by the ruler, the country will perceive a slight and choose to throw in with the Axis instead. "The Cobra Strikes"; The Torch and Toro spot the kidnapping of the South American Ambassador, but they are gassed by the perpetrators. "Satan and the Sorcerer's Secret!"; Balthar comes to Bald Mountain in order to study Egyptian writings on how the souls of the dead can be brought back to life, when Satan appears and claims the sorcerer's soul until he can redeem it. "Catch That Firebug!" text story. "The Sinister Spies," script and art by Guy Blythe; Dippy is going to sign a treaty with the United States, but first decides to play a game of golf, not knowing two spies are out to kill him before the treaty can be signed. "The Case of the Silent Hermit," script by Stan Lee, art by Bob Oksner; Roddy attempts to sell some war stamps to an old hermit, but is led to believe that the old man has little money to keep body and soul together. Roddy attempts to sell some war stamps to an old hermit, but is led to believe that the old man has little money to keep body and soul together. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 21 Coverless 0.3

    Starts May 1
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    Auction Item: Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 25 Coverless 0.3

    • INCOMPLETE. First two wraps missing. Interrupts art and story.
    Starts May 1

    Al Liederman and Otto Binder stories. C.C. Beck and Al Liederman art. C.C. Beck Cover. Chapter 4 of the Monster Society of Evil serial. Sivana appearance. Captain Marvel visits Detroit, Michigan. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 26 Coverless 0.3

    • INCOMPLETE. First two wraps and two center wraps missing. Interrupts art and story.
    Starts May 1
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    Auction Item: Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 105 VG 4.0

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    Auction Item: Crime Suspenstories (1950-55 E.C. Comics) 26 GD- 1.8

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    "The Fixer" (script by Carl Wessler, art by Jack Kamen), "Deadcenter" (art by Joe Orlando), "The Firebug" (art by Reed Crandall), and "Comeback" (script by Wessler, art by Kamen). An editorial notes the attacks on comics and asks for readers to write to the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency. Kamen cover. Cover price $0.10.

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    Published Mar 1942 by DC.

    Auction Item: Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 61 Coverless 0.3

    • Staple rust/migration.
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    Cover art by Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, and George Roussos. The Three Racketeers starring Batman, Robin, and "Crafty" Cal Clate, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos. Spy story, art by Louis Cazeneuve. Crime Stalks the Barnyard! starring Cliff Crosby, pencils by Pierce Rice, inks by Arturo Cazeneuve. The Beggars Rebellion starring The Crimson Avenger, script and pencils by Jack Lehti, inks by Charles Paris. The Seal starring Larry Steele, Private Detective, art by Cliff Young. Air Wave story, pencils by Harris Levy (as Lee Harris), inks by Charles Paris. Slam Bradley story, art by Howard Sherman. 64 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    Published Jun 1943 by DC.

    Auction Item: Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 76 Coverless 0.3

    • INCOMPLETE. First six wraps missing, affects art and story.
    Starts May 1

    Joker cover art by Jerry Robinson. Slay 'Em with Flowers starring Batman, Robin, and The Joker, script by Horace L. Gold, art by Jerry Robinson. The Invasion of America starring The Boy Commandos, script by Jack Kirby, art by Joe Simon. The Case of the Lollipop Crimes starring The Crimson Avenger, script and pencils by Jack Lehti, inks by Charles Paris. Decks of Doom starring Spy, art by Chuck Winter. The Man who Talked his Crimes starring Air Wave, script by Joe Samachson, art by George Roussos. Mountain Invasion text story by Dan Wallace. The Bashful Bandits starring Slam Bradley, art by Howard Sherman. 64 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

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    Published Aug 1944 by DC.

    Auction Item: Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 90 Coverless 0.3

    • INCOMPLETE. First wrap missing. Interrupts art and story.
    Starts May 1

    Cover art by Dick Sprang. Crime Between the Acts starring Batman and Robin, script by Joseph Greene, art by Dick Sprang. Commando Performance starring The Boy Commandos, art by Louis Cazeneuve. Three-Ring Binks story, script and art by Jack Farr. The Warpath text story by Devon Taylor. Battle of the Fans starring Air Wave, art by George Roussos. The Double Steal starring Slam Bradley, art by Martin Naydel. 48 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 136 PR 0.5

    • INCOMPLETE. Severe chew. Interrupts art and story before centerfold.
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    Cover art by Dick Sprang. The Dead Man's Chest starring Batman and Robin, art by Dick Sprang (signed as Bob Kane). The City of Glass starring Air Wave, art by Harris Levy (signed as Lee Harris). Truth + Penalty = Crime-Catchers! starring Slam Bradley, art by Howard Sherman. Too Many Cooks! text by Cliff Rhodes. A Tale of Two Brooklyns! starring The Boy Commandos. 48 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    Published Nov 1949 by DC.

    Auction Item: Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 153 Coverless 0.3

    Starts May 1

    1st appearance of Roy Raymond TV Detective; origin of the Human Fly. Batman and Robin star in "The Flying Batman!" Robotman stars in "The Second Robotman." Impossible--But True feature starring Roy Raymond, "The Land of Lost Years!" (art by Ruben Moreira). Pow Wow Smith stars in "The Revenge of Little Thunder Cloud!" One-page Tootsie Roll ad, "Captain Tootsie Saves the Day!" by C.C. Beck. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 163 PR 0.5

    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split. Cover is detached.
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    Batman and Robin star in "The Man Who Feared Metal!" Roy Raymond, TV Detective stars in the Impossible But True feature, "The Anti-Gravity Man!" Robotman stars in "Robotman Meets Robotrobber!" Dover and Clover star in "No Kidding!" And Pow-Wow Smith stars in "As Long As the Grass Shall Grow!" Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 180 GD 2.0

    • 1-1/2" spine split from top of comic.
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The Joker's Millions starring Batman and Robin, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris. Million-Dollar Burglaries text story by David Kahn. The Man With the Cosmic Punch, art by Ruben Moreira. Displays for Crime starring Robotman. The Ghost Chief's Secret starring Pow-Wow Smith, Indian Lawman, art by Leonard Starr. 40 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    Published Mar 1953 by DC.

    Auction Item: Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 193 GD/VG 3.0

    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Spine rebuilt and taped. Staples added (not manufacturing).
    Starts May 1

    Batman and Robin star in "The Joker's Journal," Roy Raymond stars in an Impossible But True adventure, "Roy Raymond's Rival" (art by Ruben Moreira), Robotman stars in "The Super Magnet," and Pow-Wow Smith stars in "The Double Life of Pow-Wow Smith." Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Fawcett's Funny Animals (1943) 24 GD/VG 3.0

    Starts May 1
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    Published May 1943 by DC.

    Auction Item: Flash Comics (1940 DC) 41 Coverless 0.3

    • INCOMPLETE. First wrap and four center wraps missing. Interrupts art and story.
    Starts May 1

    Flash stars in "The Fear Fighter," written by Gardner Fox, art by Lou Ferstadt. Also includes: Ghost Patrol in "Ghost Patrol Unfair" by Ted Udall and Frank Harry; Johnny Thunder in "The Movie Company Fire" by John B. Wentworth and Stan Aschmeier; The Whip in "The Man Who Talked Too Much" with art by Homer Fleming; King in "The Immortal Ike" by Fox and Joe Gallagher; "The Price of Politics" by Ed Wheelan; an ad for the Junior Justice Society; and Hawkman in "Birds" by Joseph Greene and Sheldon Moldoff. 64 pgs. Cover art by Moldoff. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Four Color (1942 Series 2) 29 CGC 3.5

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Double Cover: 1st cover 2.5, interior cover 4.5. (2 centerfolds detached.)
    • Label #1465452015
    Starts Jul 3

    Indicia title is "DONALD DUCK AND THE MUMMY'S RING, No. 29."Cover art by Carl Buettner. Intro in which Donald puts up wall posters with the story titles on them, art by Carl Buettner. Donald Duck and the Mummy's Ring, script and art by Carl Barks; Huey is trapped inside a mummy case and taken to Egypt by emissaries of the Bey El Dagga, who is restoring life in his province to the way it was in ancient times. The Hard Loser, script and art by Carl Barks; Donald and the nephews are rivals in the "Screwball Derby," a cross-country horse race in which any dirty trick may be played on the other contestants. Too Many Pets, script by Carl Barks and Merrill de Maris (plot), art by Carl Barks; An organ grinder gives the nephews a monkey named Jingo, who plays hob with Donald's house until Donald sells him to a stranger. Back cover in which Donald is on a ladder closing the book, art by Carl Buettner. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.