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  • Item #43494557
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    Published Jul 1945 by DC.

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

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

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

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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 201 CGC 7.5

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

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

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

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

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

  • Item #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 #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 #43426595
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    Auction Item: Amazing Willie Mays (1954) 1 GD 2.0

    • 3" cumulative spine split, cover oxidation.
    Starts Jul 3
  • Item #44307912
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    Published Aug 1946 by EC.

    Auction Item: Animal Fables (1946) 1 GD/VG 3.0

    • Centerfold detached and worn along edge.
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    Freddy Firefly, Korky Kangaroo, Petey Pig, Little Danny Demon, Hector the Inspector, Willie the Weasel, and Bozo the Bowlegged Bull. Burton Geller cover and art. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #44298314
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    Auction Item: Archie (1943) 15 GD 2.0

    • 2" cumulative spine split.
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    Current Bid $34.00
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    Cover by Bill Vigoda. Stories by unknown. Art by Bill Vigoda, Bill Woggon, Bob Montana, Al McLean and Terry Szenics. Archie goes to a masquerade as a knight and Jughead goes as his horse. Archie causes choas at the masquerade, and particularly upsets his English teacher Mr. Squeegee in "A Horse's Tale"! Plus: A hypochondriac tells Mr. Andrews that he appears to be very sick in "The Physical Wreck"; Betty and Veronica make life masks in "The Plastic Mask"; Archie is cooking pancakes when the air raid siren goes off -- he has to turn off all the lights in the house and keep his pancakes from burning at the same time in the Archie Short "Blitzed By the Blackout"; a tale starring Dotty and Ditto; and Archie caddies for Mr. Andrews and does more harm than good in "The Caddy"! Plus: When Archie breaks Mr. Weatherbee's typewriter, it's up to Archie and Jughead to fix it in the 2-page text story "You Can't Kill a Guy For Trying"! Also: "Match Wits With Archie" activity page! 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #44298315
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    Auction Item: Archie (1943) 16 GD 2.0

    Starts Jul 3

    Cover by Bill Vigoda. Stories by Bill Woggon and unknown. Art by Bill Vigoda, Bob Montana, Bill Woggon and Al McLean. Archie signs up for swimming so he can get a varsity letter in "Double Trouble"! Plus: Archie tries to get Benny King for the school dance in "Swing and Sway the Archie Way"; Betty and Veronica wreak havoc on Frank Croonatra when he comes to town; a tale starring Dotty and Ditto; and Archie gets a pet monkey that causes trouble around the house in "Monkey Shines"! Plus: Mr. Andrews and Archie attempt to fix a closet door in the 2-page text story "Mr. Fixit" by George Kapitan. 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #44298316
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    Auction Item: Archie (1943) 17 PR 0.5

    • INCOMPLETE. Last page missing, affects Dotty and Ditto art and story. 2" cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple. Tape on interior front cover.
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    Cover by Al Fagaly. Stories by Bill Woggon and unknown. Art by Bill Vigoda, Bob Montana, Bill Woggon and Al McLean. Mr. and Mrs. Andrews reminisce about Archie's childhood while looking at old photos in "Memories"! Plus: Reggie uses a speaker to throw his voice and get Archie in trouble in "The Voice of the Wise Guy"; Betty and Veronica become lifeguards and attract attention from all the boys in "Of Men and Mermaids"; Archie meets a lovely girl named Velma Sparks in "Oh, Sister!"; Archie gets out of a bad grade by saying that football practice stole his study time in "The Alibi Artist"; and a tale starring Dotty and Ditto! Also: Jughead takes Mr. Andrews' suit to the tailor instead of his tuxedo in the 2-page text story "Suit Trouble" by Ray Cohan. 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #44298317
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    Tags: Archie

    Auction Item: Archie (1943) 19 VG- 3.5

    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover by Al Fagaly. Stories by Bob Montana and unknown. Art by Bill Vigoda, Bill Woggon, Bob Montana, Pen Shumaker and unknown. Archie and Mr. Andrews try to make Mrs. Andrews a stone fireplace for her birthday, but they run into some trouble along the way in "Mom's Birthday"! Plus: Archie buys some muscle-growing pills from a quack doctor and tries to fight Reggie in "The Strong Man"; Betty and Veronica cause some trouble in the boys-only aviation training room; Reggie and Veronica try to sabotage Archie's hayride in "It Ain't Hay!"; a tale starring Dotty and Ditto; and Archie goes skiing with Veronica and ends up going down the slope backwards in the reprint "Christmas Story"! Also: Archie moves heaven and earth to scrape up $5 for Jughead in the 2-page text story "What Price Friendship!" Full color. (Note: first issue to be published under the Archie Comics brand.) Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #44298318
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    Auction Item: Archie (1943) 21 GD+ 2.5

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    Cover by Al Fagaly. Stories by Bob Montana and unknown. Art by Bill Vigoda, Pen Shumaker, Al McLean and Bob Montana. Archie's book of rope tricks proves disastrous when Mr. Andrews tries the 'Hindu rope maze' on his friend and can't get him out in "Knots To You"! Plus: After a visit from his mother-in-law prevents Mr. Jones from going hunting and fishing with Mr. Andrews, Archie takes his place and helps hunt and fish in "The Happy Hunting Grounds"; Betty and Veronica fight over the last dress in a store; after getting shown up by Reggie, Archie decides to learn how to ride a horse and drags Jughead into it with him in "Crazy Over Horses"; and Archie gets initiated into the Philomathian club but hurts Mr. Weatherbee in the process in the reprint story "Boat Ride Blues"! Also: Short articles about Hollywood stars June Haver, Dana Andrews, Vivian Blane, Dennis O'Keefe, Ingrid Bergman, Gary Cooper and Errol Flynn, as reported by 'Archie,' in "Hollywood Tattle Tale: Archie Andrews Reporting"! And: "Archie Puzzle Page" (two of them)! 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #44298319
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    Archie (1943) #22 GD/VG 3.0
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    Auction Item: Archie (1943) 22 GD/VG 3.0

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    Cover by Al Fagaly. Stories by Bob Montana and unknown. Art by Bob Montana, Bill Vigoda, Al McLean and unknown. Jughead's birthday proves to be the most troublesome event of the year due to a reindeer sweater fiasco in "Jughead's Birthday"! (Note: first Bob Montana Archie story since his departure to fight in World War II in early 1943.) Plus: After seeing how Theodosius and Jughead benefit from being chivalrous, Archie decides to put Jughead's jacket over a mud puddle for Veronica in "The Gentleman"; after Fred and Archie refuse to wax the foyer floor, Mrs. Andrews does it herself in "Wax Work"; Betty and Veronica go to great lengths to get the autograph of Franchot Dreambean, the famous crooner who's staying at the Riverdale hotel; and when Archie's grandmother comes for a visit, Fred hires Archie and Jughead to repaint the guest room in "The Gruesome Twosome"! Also: Archie gives us some "Hollywood dirt straight from the MGM lion's mouth" about MGM's search for places to film, Gregory Peck's advertising campaign, Audrey Totter, Gary Cooper, William Powell, John Garfield, Dick Bare, Paul Henreid and Ann Sheridan in the 2-page "Hollywood Tattle Tale"! And: "Archie Puzzle Page" (three of them)! 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #44298320
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    Auction Item: Archie (1943) 23 VG 4.0

    Starts Jul 3

    Cover by Al Fagaly. Stories by unknown. Art by Bill Vigoda and Bill Woggon. When Reggie snaps a picture of Archie fitting Betty's dress, Archie chases him and ruins the dress in "The Cabbie"! Plus: After Veronica falls into a frozen lake, Archie is forced to wear a dress she made in the Riverdale High School Fashion Show in "Fashion's Follies"; Archie tries to help his father lose weight in "The Fat's In the Fire"; Betty and Veronica go to the dog show to get their minds off of exams, but every dog they see reminds them of a teacher in "Betty and Veronica Go To the Dogs"; and Archie goes to work on his uncle's farm, but is more harm than help in "Down On the Farm"! Also: Archie gives us the latest on Lucille Ball, Mickey Rooney, Wallace Beery, the film 'Uncle Andy Hardy,' Harry Carey, Clarence Brown, Van Heflin's baby and Lauritz Melchior in the 2-page text piece "Hollywood Tattle Tales"! And: "Archie Puzzle Page" (two of them)! 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #44298322
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    Auction Item: Archie (1943) 24 GD- 1.8

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    Cover by Al Fagaly. Stories by unknown. Art by Bill Vigoda, Irving Novick, Bill Woggon, Bob Montana and Al McLean. Veronica's birthday, a nylon sale, and the town blabbermouth Gabby all add up to a troublesome day for Archie in "Nylon Nightmare"! Plus: When Archie borrows his father's nickel-plated pencil, it is passed on throughout the school while Mr. Andrews frantically looks for it in "Pencil, Pencil, Who's Got the Pencil?"; a wave of burglaries around Riverdale wreaks havoc on the Andrews family (and Archie reveals that Oscar has been given away) in "Shut Your Trap"; when Betty and Veronica knock Mr. Weatherbee's bread into the pool, they are forced to bake him a new loaf; Taffy Twist stars in an introductory tale; and Archie and Jughead attempt to make money by crabbing in "Quit Crabbing"! Also: short articles on Lauren Bacall, Robert Alda, Viveca Lindfors, Patti Brady, Jack Martin, William Powell, Mickey Rooney, Sheila Egan, John Hodiak, Gregory La Cava and Margaret O'Brien in the 2-page "Hollywood Tattle Tale"! And: "Archie Puzzle Page" (three of them)! 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #44307913
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    Auction Item: Archie (1943) 67 VG+ 4.5

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    Stories by Bill Woggon and unknown. Art by Harry Lucey, Joe Edwards, Bill Woggon and unknown. Featuring Archie in: "Cluckey Buck"; the 1-pager "Ether Way"; "A Medical Case"; "Food For Thought"; the 1-pager "Shop, Look, and Listen"; "Lift and Let Lift"; the 1-pager "Love in Bloom"; and "Look Who's Hair"! Plus: Jughead in "Dangerous When Neat" and the 1-pager "Potent Potion"! Also: Wilbur in "A Socksessful Idea"! And: a tale starring Katy Keene by Bill Woggon! Plus: Suzie in the 1-pager "One Way Ticket"! Also: 2-page text story "Brave As a Mouse"! 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #43603511
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    Auction Item: Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (1951) 10 VG 4.0

    Starts Jul 3
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    Auction Item: Authentic Police Cases (1948) 10 GD 2.0

    • Chew spots along spine.
    Starts Jun 26
  • Item #43426598
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    Published 1952 by Fawcett.

    Auction Item: Baseball Heroes (1952) 1 GD 2.0

    • 3" cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.
    Starts Jul 3
  • 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 #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

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1465452014
    Starts Jul 3

    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 #44322934
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    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1949 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 52 CGC 6.5

    • Paper: Off white
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    • Label #1465453008
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover by Win Mortimer. The Man With the Automatic Brain!:, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; The Thinker, using a machine he created, pretends to discover Batmans secret identity; To prevent The Thinker from achieving his goal, Bruce stages his death with Alfred's help; Vicki Vale takes a picture of Alfred tossing a dummy of Bruce into the ocean; Alfred is taken to prison for the murder of Wayne. Batman and the Vikings!, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Charles Paris; When Bruce and Dick visit the Gotham City museum, they note an image of a Viking that looks like Bruce Wayne.....and who is labeled a coward, so they visit Carter Nichols to go back in time to discover the truth. Untitled two-page Peg story by Henry Boltinoff. Fearless Wise Man text story, art by Raymond Perry. Cartoon Flips Starring Batman activity page by Martin Naydel. The Happy Victims!, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; The Joker blackmails people into setting up fake robberies; The robberies stop when he tries to blackmail Bruce Wayne. 52 pgs., full color. 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.
    Starts Jul 3

    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.

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    Auction Item: Black Cat Comics (1946 Harvey) 24 CGC 5.5

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1214765001
    Starts Jul 3

    Edited by Leon Harvey. Cover by Lee Elias. Stories by Bob Haney, Lee Elias, and Russell Stamm. The Black Cat in "The Dangerous Masterpiece!" Back-up stories "A Day with Linda Turner" and the Invisible Scarlet O'Neil. One-page Tootsie Roll ad, "Captain Tootsie the Rain maker" by Bill Schreiber. Mystery, adventure, and humor tales starring such characters as Linda Turner, Invisible Scarlet O'Neill, and the Black Cat, an action hero and skilled martial artist who uses a lasso and rope. Alan Ladd bio. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Black Magic Vol. 2 (1951) 6 CGC 4.0

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0087224012
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover art by Jack Kirby. It's Your Funeral!, art by Mort Meskin; Uncle Bart slips into a death-like state and is almost buried alive. Contact!, art by Bill Draut. Say the Magic Words starring Benny the burglar, art by Bill Walton. House ad for Young Romance and Young Love. A Man's Castle text story. A Giant Walks the Earth!, pencils by Mort Meskin, inks by George Roussos; Two pilots crash land in the mountains, disturbing a giant. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 29 GD 2.0

    • Centerfold detached at one staple. Staple rust. Small lateral spine tear.
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    What was the dread secret of the Basilisk? Why did it strike terror in everyone's heart? Blackhawk unmasks an unknown horror! Featuring: 13 page Blackhawk story "The Mask of the Basilisk" drawn by Bill Quackenbush (?); 6 page Chop Chop story "On Stage" drawn by Bill Ward; 1 page text story "Flying Saucer"; 11 page Blackhawk story "The Waterfall Fort" drawn by Bill Quackenbush (?). Cover by Bill Quackenbush (?). Cover price $0.10.

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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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    Auction Item: Bobby Shelby Comics (1949) 0 VF+ 8.5

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    Auction Item: Bobby Shelby Comics (1949) 0 VF 8.0

    Starts Jul 17
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    Auction Item: Bobby Shelby Comics (1949) 0 VF 8.0

    Starts Jul 31
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    Auction Item: Bulletman (1943 Miniature) 11 VF- 7.5

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    Reprint cover Bulletman # 3.

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    Auction Item: Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 50 VG+ 4.5

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    "The Twisted Powers," "Villain's Valhalla," and "Sivana's Crime Newspaper." Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 53 VG 4.0

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    Captain Marvel stars in "Captain Marvel Meets Uncle Marvel's Rival," "The Incredible Calculator," and "Captain Marvel Gets Promoted." Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 65 FN- 5.5

    Starts Jul 3
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    Auction Item: Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 70 VG/FN 5.0

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    Captain Marvel stars in "Sivana's Fortune Teller," "Captain Marvel Battles the Insect Plague," "The Horror in the Box," and "The Unlikely Villain." Capt. Kid stars in "More Luck Than Brains." 2-page text story, "Venus, 23rd Century" by Eando Binder. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 118 GD+ 2.5

    • 1" spine split from bottom of comic, cover coming loose at one staple.
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    Auction Item: Captain Steve Savage (1950-53) 0 FR 1.0

    • Cover detached and re-adhered with tape and glue. Spine split.
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    "Captain Steve Savage Over Korea" Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Cave Girl (1953 ME) 13 FN 6.0

    • Minor spine roll.
    Starts Jul 3

    Bob Powell cover and interior art on three Cave Girl stories: "The Mau Mau Killers!", "Altar of the Axe," (bondage), and "The Jungle Badman." Also: Thunda, King of the Congo stars in "The Price of Murder!" (A1, No. 116) Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Cave Girl (1953 ME) 14 FN 6.0

    Starts Jul 3

    Bob Powell cover and interior art on three Cave Girl stories: "The Man Who Conquered Death" (Cage Girl is turned into an 80-year-old woman by a mad scientist), "The Shining Gods," and "Terror in the Town." Thun'da, King of the Congo back-up, "Mugongo the Mighty!" also by Powell. (A-1 No. 125) Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Classics Illustrated 020 The Corsican Brothers (1944) 1A VG- 3.5

    Starts Jul 3

    The Corsican Brothers, 1st Printing, Classics Comics, Gilberton edition. (HRN 20). Cover price $0.10.

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    Published Mar 1945 by DC.

    Auction Item: Comic Cavalcade (1942) 10 GD 2.0

    • Staples added (not manufacturing). Tape on spine. Chew.
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover art by Everett E. Hibbard. The Great Blue Father, script by William Moulton Marston (signed as Charles Moulton), art by Harry G. Peter; A scientist by the name of Professor Proto Plasm invents a "moron hormone" that makes people simple-minded, including Steve Trevor and Wonder Woman. Mutt & Jeff Gags strips by Al Smith (signed as Bud Fisher). Tomorrow the World play adaptation, art by Everett E. Hibbard. The Man with the Missing Memory!, art by Jon Chester Kozlak; The Checker Mob and the Crime Syndicate are both after Professor Memory, a man who has been picked up by Doiby in his cab. Green Lantern's job is to discover why. The Story of the French and Indian War--Picture Stories from American History, script by M. C. Gaines, art by Don Cameron. The Dragon Dies in India starring Johnny Everyman, art by John Daly. The Elevator That Went Sideways starring The Flash, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Everett E. Hibbard. 84 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

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    Published Sep 1954 by DC.

    Auction Item: Congo Bill (1954 1st Series) 1 VG/FN 5.0

    Starts Jul 3

    "The Golden Gorilla!" A golden gorilla named Bogadu, who is an acquaintance of Janu, rescues a hunter's son, providing the hunter with a way around certain rules regarding his hunter's license. "Chota the Chimp!" Janu rescues a chipped tooth chimp and names him Chota, which means "cute" in jungle language. Also includes: "The Queen of the Jungle!" and "Fear in the Jungle." Cover by Nick Cardy. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Congo Bill (1954 1st Series) 2 VF 8.0

    Starts Jul 3

    "River of 1,000 Crocodiles!" Congo Bill and Janu use thousands of butterflies to help in their battle against crocodile worshippers, preventing themselves from getting eaten in the process. "The Great Jungle Race!" Congo Bill's zebra races Janu's Hyena. Also includes: "Elephant's Graveyard!" and "The Trophy Hunters." Cover by Nick Cardy. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Congo Bill (1954 1st Series) 3 FN 6.0

    Starts Jul 3

    "The Girl Who Loved Danger!" After experiencing a panther and a baboon in the wild, candy heiress Alva Matson decides that adventuring with Congo Bill is not her cup of tea. "Chota, Television Star!" Congo Bill dons an ape costume to teach Chota a lesson. Also includes: "The Man Who Hunted Congo Bill!" and "The Gentle Jungle Killers." Cover by Nick Cardy. Superboy stars in a one-page public service announcement, "Know Your Country!" Cover price $0.10.

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    Published Mar 1955 by DC.

    Auction Item: Congo Bill (1954 1st Series) 4 VF- 7.5

    Starts Jul 3

    "Hunter of Jungle Sounds!" A museum curator seeks out hyena laughs, snake hisses, rhino snoring, and other animal noises while Congo Bill battles a jungle hood. "Safari in the Sky!" This Noah's Ark-type tale finds Congo Bill using balloons to achieve his objective. Also includes: "The Spotted Leopard Strikes Again!"; "Menace of the Crocodiles!"; and "Africa's Greatest Hunters." Cover by Nick Cardy. Cover price $0.10.