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Auctions: comic books 1956-1969

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Item #43703234
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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.

  • Item #43373021
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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.

  • Item #43373024
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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.

  • Item #44053319
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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.

  • Item #44053325
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 35 GD+ 2.5

    • Staple rust/migration.
    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.

  • Item #41496161
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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.

  • Item #44001251
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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.

  • Item #44053331
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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.

  • Item #43373027
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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.

  • Item #41496164
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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.

  • Item #42756422
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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.

  • Item #44001254
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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.

  • Item #43857032
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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.

  • Item #44053334
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Annual 1 FR 1.0

    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split. Cover is detached.
    Starts May 29

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. First appearance of the Sinister Six (Doctor Octopus, Electro, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio, Sandman, and the Vulture) in a new 41-page story, "The Sinister Six!" Script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Dr. Octopus organizes the Sinister Six, composed of other Spider-Man Villains; They capture Betty Brant and Aunt May and force Spider-Man to rescue them. Cameos by the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Iron Man, Giant Man, and the Wasp. Lots of back-up features (all art by Ditko): 14 pages of pin-ups (Spider-Man's most famous foes); 9-page "The Secrets of Spider-Man"; 3-page "How Stan Lee and Steve Ditko Create Spider-Man!"; and other miscellaneous pin-ups. Giant 76-page issue! Most of this issue reprinted in Marvel Tales # 150. 76 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Item #44033420
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Annual 1 PR 0.5

    • Interior is complete. Front cover missing, back cover mostly detached.
    Starts Jun 5

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. First appearance of the Sinister Six (Doctor Octopus, Electro, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio, Sandman, and the Vulture) in a new 41-page story, "The Sinister Six!" Script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Dr. Octopus organizes the Sinister Six, composed of other Spider-Man Villains; They capture Betty Brant and Aunt May and force Spider-Man to rescue them. Cameos by the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Iron Man, Giant Man, and the Wasp. Lots of back-up features (all art by Ditko): 14 pages of pin-ups (Spider-Man's most famous foes); 9-page "The Secrets of Spider-Man"; 3-page "How Stan Lee and Steve Ditko Create Spider-Man!"; and other miscellaneous pin-ups. Giant 76-page issue! Most of this issue reprinted in Marvel Tales # 150. 76 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Item #43702988
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Annual Canadian Edition 1 GD/VG 3.0

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

    Canadian Edition (blank interior covers). Cover art by Steve Ditko. First appearance of the Sinister Six (Doctor Octopus, Electro, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio, Sandman, and the Vulture) in a new 41-page story, "The Sinister Six!" Script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Dr. Octopus organizes the Sinister Six, composed of other Spider-Man Villains; They capture Betty Brant and Aunt May and force Spider-Man to rescue them. Cameos by the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Iron Man, Giant Man, and the Wasp. Lots of back-up features (all art by Ditko): 14 pages of pin-ups (Spider-Man's most famous foes); 9-page "The Secrets of Spider-Man"; 3-page "How Stan Lee and Steve Ditko Create Spider-Man!"; and other miscellaneous pin-ups. Giant 76-page issue! Most of this issue reprinted in Marvel Tales # 150. 76 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Item #43702991
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Annual Canadian Edition 2 VG 4.0

    Starts Jul 3

    Canadian Edition (blank interior covers). Doctor Strange guest stars in an all-new 20-page story, "The Wondrous World of Doctor Strange!" Script by Stan Lee, art and cover by Steve Ditko. Ditko also provides 5 pages of new pin-ups (Spider-Man's famous foes). Finally, there are three reprints from Amazing Spider-Man 1 ("Spider-Man"), 2 ("The Uncanny Threat of the Terrible Tinkerer!"), and 5 ("Marked for Destruction by Dr. Doom!"). Giant 72-page special! Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 167. Cover price $0.25.

  • Item #43373036
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    Published Jan 1964 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 3 CGC 9.4 Restored

    • Restored: B1
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover.
    • Label #0303255003
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Paul Reinman. The Avengers Meet... Sub-Mariner!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Paul Reinman; After he left them, the Avengers feel responsible for the damages that the Hulk may cause; They start a search for him and find him. When they start to battle, the Sub-Mariner joins the Hulk. Roster includes: Thor, Giant-Man, Wasp, and Iron Man. Guest appearances by the Hulk, Rick Jones, the Sub-Mariner, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, the original X-Men, Odin, and miscellaneous Asgardians. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #40665710
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    Published Jan 1964 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 3 GD/VG 3.0

    • Small piece of tape on interior front cover.
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Paul Reinman. The Avengers Meet... Sub-Mariner!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Paul Reinman; After he left them, the Avengers feel responsible for the damages that the Hulk may cause; They start a search for him and find him. When they start to battle, the Sub-Mariner joins the Hulk. Roster includes: Thor, Giant-Man, Wasp, and Iron Man. Guest appearances by the Hulk, Rick Jones, the Sub-Mariner, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, the original X-Men, Odin, and miscellaneous Asgardians. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #43963835
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    Published Sep 1964 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 8 CGC 6.0

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1056526005
    Starts Jun 12

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. Kang, The Conqueror!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Vince Colletta cover; Kang appears and demands to be made ruler of the Earth; The Avengers attempt to stop him, but it comes down to Wasp and the Teen Brigade to slow Kang long enough for the rest of the Avengers to free themselves and put an end to Kang's threat. Roster: Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Wasp, Giant-Man, and Rick Jones. First appearance of Kang. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #42655886
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    Published Oct 1964 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 9 VG- 3.5

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    Starts May 29

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone. First appearance of Wonder Man in "The Coming of the... Wonder Man!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Dick Ayers; Baron Zemo and the Masters of Evil transform Simon Williams into Wonder Man and send him to infiltrate the Avengers; Instead, he winds up allying with them at the cost of his own life. Roster: Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Giant-Man, and the Wasp. Villains: Executioner, the Enchantress, and Baron Zemo. Cameo appearance by Bucky. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #43373042
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    Published Dec 1964 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 11 CGC 8.0

    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1218823004
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone. The Mighty Avengers Meet Spider-Man, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Chic Stone; Kang creates a robotic Spider-Man and sends him back in time to battle the Avengers. Roster: Captain America, Thor, Giant-Man, Wasp, and Rick Jones. Guest stars the Amazing Spider-Man. Villain: Kang. Cameo appearances by Zemo, the Executioner, Wonder Man, Dr. Doom, Magneto, Mysterio, the Unicorn, and Kraven the Hunter (all in Kang's files). Kang pin-up. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #44001263
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    Published May 1965 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 16 VG+ 4.5

    Starts Jun 5

    "The Old Order Changeth!" Script by Stan Lee, layouts by Jack Kirby, finished art by Dick Ayers. New line-up for Avengers: Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Wasp, Giant Man, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and Rick Jones. First appearance of Edwin Jarvis, the butler, in Avengers. Villains: The Melter, the Enchantress, the Executioner, the second Black Knight, and Zemo's Mercenaries (Erik Josten). Guest Appearances by the Sub-Mariner, the Black Widow, the Mole Man, Kang, and Immortus. Cameos by Magneto, Mastermind, the Toad, Beast, Iceman, Angel (on loan from the original X-Men), and Hulk. Reprinted in Marvel Triple Action # 10. Kirby/Sol Brodsky cover. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #41676734
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    Published Jul 1965 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 18 CGC 8.0

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0270722007
    Starts May 29

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. "When the Commissar Commands!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Dick Ayers; The Reds (evil commies) led by the monstrous Commissar are enslaving the peaceful land of Sin-Cong; The Avengers travel to that land to aid the people. Commissar defeats them all except the Scarlet Witch who discovers and destroys the Commissar's control panel, ending him. Avengers Roll Call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Appearance by Edwin Jarvis. Villains: Major Hoy and the Communists oppressors of Sin Cong (first and only appearance). Cameo by Nick Fury. Letter to the editor from Ted White (the writer?). Reprinted in Marvel Triple Action # 12. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #41099171
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    Published Nov 1965 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 22 CGC 8.5

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1134910006
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Wally Wood (vignettes by Don Heck and Dick Ayers/Frank Giacoia). "The Road Back," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Wally Wood; Forced to disband the Avengers, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and Scarlet Witch cannot find work until the Ringmaster hires them; Unable to control them, he tells the police that they tried to rob his Circus; Suddenly the three are on the run; Working on his own, Cap is able to pin the whole scheme on Enchantress and Power Man; Enchantress bails back to Asgard; Power Man, deprived of his lady love, surrenders; The City Council withdraws its order: the Avengers may assemble again. Avengers Roll Call: Captain America (leaves Avengers at end of story), Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and Scarlet Witch. Villains: the first Power Man (Erik Josten), the Enchantress, the Ringmaster, Princess Python, the Clown, Cannonball, Luigi Gambonno, Ernesto Gambonno, and Bruto the Strongman. Cameos by the Mad Thinker's "awesome" Android, Iron Man, Thor, and Giant Man. Reprinted in Marvel Triple Action #16. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #43349195
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    Published Mar 1966 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 26 CGC 7.5

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1215828005
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover pencils by Don Heck, inks by Frank Giacoia. "The Voice of the Wasp," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Frank Giacoia (as Frank Ray); The winsome Wasp flies to New York to warn that the savage Sub-Mariner is bent on its destruction; En route, she is trapped by Attuma, Namor's arch-foe, who is himself planning the destruction of the surface-dwellers; Jan notifies the Avengers who arrive - sans Hawkeye - and are roundly beaten. Avengers roll call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Appearances by the Wasp, Henry Pym, and the Sub-Mariner. Reprinted in Marvel Triple Action #20. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Published Nov 1967 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 46 CGC 9.4

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1212521005
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover by John Buscema. "The Agony and the Anthill!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Vince Colletta; Black Widow is out of the hospital and recovering from her injuries; She has decided to give up her Black Widow persona; The Wasp has a new chauffeur, called "Charles"; In reality, it is the villain formerly known as the Human Top, now with a new costume calling himself Whirlwind, planning revenge on Goliath; Whirlwind attacks Goliath and the Wasp; They are beaten and Whirlwind shrinks them with Goliath's ray and places them in the anthill; Without their helmets, the ants see them as prey and they try to escape; Whirlwind plants a bomb in the room; Captain America passes by and finds him; The two battle him to a stand-still; Goliath warns them about the bomb and Quicksilver rushes outside with it and throws it up into the air, letting it explode without causing harm; From this moment on, Goliath vows he will use the powers of Ant-Man and Goliath to help the Avengers. Avengers roll call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Goliath, the Wasp, Hercules, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Published Aug 1968 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 55 CGC 8.0

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1201938002
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover pencils by John Buscema, inks by George Klein. 1st full appearance of Ultron in "Mayhem Over Manhattan," script by Roy Thomas, pencils by John Buscema, inks by George Klein; The Avengers are held captive, and it is shown that the Crimson Cowl isn't the Edwin Jarvis at all, but the robot Ultron-5; Jarvis is supposedly killed, but he escapes and finds the Black Knight, who helps him; The Black Knight then attacks the Masters of Evil and frees the Avengers; Together they defeat the Masters; Although Ultron and Whirlwind escape, the rest are imprisoned The Avengers decide to give Jarvis a second chance. Avengers roll call: Hawkeye, Goliath, the Wasp, and the Black Panther. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 58 VG 4.0

    Starts Jun 5

    Cover pencils by John Buscema, inks by George Klein. The origin is revealed in "Even an Android Can Cry," script by Roy Thomas, pencils by John Buscema, inks by George Klein; The Vision wishes to become an Avenger, so Captain America, Thor and Iron Man all attack him to test his power; He passes the test and they make him one; Vision remembers he was created by Ultron to kill the Avengers; They go to Goliath's lab and Goliath remembers how he created Ultron, but was attacked by it and made to forget the entire incident; They also notice that Wonder Man's memory tape is also missing and they realize that the Vision is made up of Wonder Man's memory and brain patterns. Avengers roll call: Hawkeye, Goliath, the Wasp, the Vision, and the Black Panther. Guest appearances by Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, Wonder Man, and Ultron-5. Cameos by Hercules, the Hulk, Quicksilver, the Scarlet Witch, the Black Widow, and Spider-Man. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Published Nov 1968 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 58 GD/VG 3.0

    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Very minor color touch.
    Starts May 29

    Cover pencils by John Buscema, inks by George Klein. The origin is revealed in "Even an Android Can Cry," script by Roy Thomas, pencils by John Buscema, inks by George Klein; The Vision wishes to become an Avenger, so Captain America, Thor and Iron Man all attack him to test his power; He passes the test and they make him one; Vision remembers he was created by Ultron to kill the Avengers; They go to Goliath's lab and Goliath remembers how he created Ultron, but was attacked by it and made to forget the entire incident; They also notice that Wonder Man's memory tape is also missing and they realize that the Vision is made up of Wonder Man's memory and brain patterns. Avengers roll call: Hawkeye, Goliath, the Wasp, the Vision, and the Black Panther. Guest appearances by Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, Wonder Man, and Ultron-5. Cameos by Hercules, the Hulk, Quicksilver, the Scarlet Witch, the Black Widow, and Spider-Man. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Published Nov 1969 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 70 CGC 9.0

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1211743002
    Starts Jul 3

    "When Strikes the Squadron Sinister!" Part 2 of 3. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by Sam Grainger. Cover by Sal Buscema and Sam Grainger. The galactic game between Kang and the Grandmaster begins! And the opening round pits Earth's Mightiest Heroes vs. the Squadron Sinister! Captain America vs. Nighthawk on Liberty Island! Iron Man vs. Doctor Spectrum at the Taj Mahal! Thor vs. Hyperion in Egypt! And Goliath vs. the Whizzer in London! The Avengers need four victories to win the first round for Kang! The Conqueror's team appears on track for a worldwide sweep until the Black Knight unwittingly interferes with Goliath's duel at the Big Ben Clock Tower! The Grandmaster is furious about the knight's interference! Have Dane Whitman's good intentions accidentally doomed the Earth to destruction? First full appearance of the Squadron Sinister (and Kyle Richmond aka Nighthawk). Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Black Knight, Captain America, Goliath, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Thor, Vision, Yellowjacket, and the Wasp. (Notes: The Squadron Sinister returns in Defenders 13. Shell-Head and Dr. Spectrum battle again in Iron Man 63. Nighthawk appears next in Daredevil 62.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.15.

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    Published Dec 1969 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 71 CGC 9.6

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1355913001
    Starts Jul 3

    "Endgame!" Part 3 of 3. Guest-starring the Invaders (first appearance). Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by Sam Grainger. Cover by Buscema and Grainger. The Avengers battle the Invaders in 1941 occupied France! Cameo appearances by Ravonna and the original 6th century Black Knight (aka Sir Percy). Notes: The plot of Avengers 71 overlaps with Invaders Annual 1 published eight years later in 1977. The last page is a pin-up featuring the Avengers. Kang returns in Incredible Hulk 135. This is the second appearance of the original Human Torch in Silver Age/Bronze Age continuity. This issue was reprinted in Marvel Super Action 32 and Giant Size (2008) Avengers Invaders. 32 pages. Cover price $0.15.

  • Item #44001470
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    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1960 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 131 GD+ 2.5

    • Centerfold detached.
    Starts May 29

    Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Dog that Betrayed Batman," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Wounded and suffering from amnesia, Bat-Hound befriends a hermit and blind man, but hates the sight of anyone in a mask...including Batman himself! Half-page "Police Woman!" non-fiction story. Aloha... Hawaii! public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily. "The Case of the Deadly Gems," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; Jeweler Claber, of Gotham Gem Company, is murdered and his death blamed on criminal Ted Greaves by the man's three partners; However, Batman discovers the partners are actually involved in a smuggling racket and seek to throw suspicion off themselves by blaming Greaves. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Second Batman and Robin Team," script by Bill Finger, art by Sheldon Moldoff; Alfred tests out his new typewriter by writing an imaginary tale of Robin growing to manhood and becoming the new Batman, adopting a new partner as Robin, and taking on a gang of crooks. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #44001455
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    Tags: Batman
    Published Oct 1960 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 135 VG- 3.5

    Starts May 29

    Cover pencils by Dick Dillin and Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. "Crimes of the Wheel," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; The Dynamic Duo break up a gambling ring headed by "Wheels" Foster, but he manages to escape and threatens to kill the Caped Crusaders with a giant roulette wheel and its giant steel ball. How Are Your Shopping Manners? public service announcement, art by Bernard Baily. "The Return of the Second Batman and Robin Team," script by Bill Finger, art by Sheldon Moldoff; Batman's old foe, John Crandall, is released from jail and vows to destroy anything that is a monument to the Caped Crusader, and begins by captured the new Batman and Robin team. "The Menace of the Sky Creature," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Two crooks come into possession of a sorcerer's lantern that can summon a mysterious sky creature and they use that being to battle the Caped Crusaders. One-page Warden Willis story by Henry Boltinoff. Full-page ad for Justice League of America # 1. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Tags: Batman
    Published Dec 1961 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 144 GD/VG 3.0

    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    Starts May 29

    First 12-cent cover price. Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Alien Feud on Earth," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Two aliens come to Earth to fight a duel over a girl, and they don't care who gets in the way.Strange Laws humor/non-fiction page by Henry Boltinoff. "The Man Who Played Batman," script by Arnold Drake, art by Sheldon Moldoff; Batman secretly joins a training ground started by the Joker, whose express purpose is to defeat the Batman! "People Are People!" public service announcement, art by Don Cameron. "Bat-Mite Meets Bat-Girl," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Bat-Girl gets seriously jealous when Robin tells her that there is another lady in his life, so Bat-Mite offers to help Bat-Girl get the man she loves. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #42114596
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    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1962 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 147 GD+ 2.5

    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Tear seals.
    Starts May 29

    Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Plants of Plunder," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; A gang of crooks enters Gotham and begins using strange seeds to grow alien plants in order to commit crimes. One-page Jail Jests story by Henry Boltinoff. Time-Out for Talk! public service announcement, art by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Secret of Mystery Island!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; A dying gang boss leaves a series of clues for his men to follow to an island in order for them to locate a hidden treasure. "Batman Becomes Bat-Baby" starring Batman and Bat-Woman (as proof of this "unusual adventure," there resides in the Bat-Cave's famed trophy room a glass case in which the Bat-Baby costume is enshrined), script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; A criminal scientist turns Batman physically into a four-year-old with a ray of his own devising, but Batman modifies his costume and continues to fight crime as Bat-Baby. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #42114623
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    Published 1961 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) Annual 1 GD 2.0

    • 2" spine split from top of comic.
    Starts May 29

    All reprints. Cover pencils by Curt Swan, Sheldon Moldoff, and Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris. "How to Be the Batman!", pencils by Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; Batman loses his memory after being exposed to amnesia gas, when the antidote fails, Robin must teach the Cowled Crimefighter all that he has forgotten; Origin retold. "The Strange Costumes of Batman!", script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; A look at some of the specialized costumes that Batman has utilized over his career, including one garment that he had hoped never to use. "Untold Tales of the Bat-Signal!", script by David Vern, pencils by Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; Reporter Dave Purdy saves Batman by dazzling an approaching murderer with the Bat Signal; The Masked Manhunter is happy to let Purdy have the credit. Secrets of Batman's Utility Belt; Famed Batarang. "The Origin of the Bat-Cave!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Professor Nicholls sends the Dynamic Duo back in time 300 years, there they meet Jeremy Coe, a frontiersman spy who doubles as a Red Indian. "Batman's Electronic Crime-File!", pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; The microfilm from Batman's crime file is stolen from the Bat-Cave. "Thrilling Escapes of Batman and Robin!", pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Villainous Paul King captures Batman and Robin, he then sets about devising an inescapable trap, based on Robin's recollections about their previous ingenious escapes. "The Amazing Inventions of Batman," script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; Batman gets word that one of his inventions is to be used against him, he and Robin must then examine their many crime fighting innovations for clues. Superman ad. Secret Origins ad. Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder ad. 84 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

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    Auction Item: Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 28 PGX 5.0

    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Top edge label strip loose
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover by pencils Mike Sekowsky, inks by Murphy Anderson. First appearance of Justice League of America, Starro, and Snapper Carr in "Starro the Conqueror!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Bernard Sachs, Joe Giella, and Murphy Anderson; Peter the Puffer Fish alerts Aquaman to an attack on Earth from an alien starfish named Starro the Conqueror; Starro has altered three ordinary starfish into his lieutenants; Aquaman alerts his friends Wonder Woman, Superman, Green Lantern, Batman, Flash, and J'onn J'onzz; Though Superman and Batman are too busy to attend, the rest meet and split up into teams. It's Fun to Help Others! public service announcement with Superboy by Jack Schiff, art by Curt Swan and Stan Kaye. Starro vs. Green Lantern, script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Joe Giella; One of Starro's lieutenants steals and explodes an atomic bomb to absorb its power. Starro vs. Wonder Woman and John Jones, script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Bernard Sachs. Starro vs. the Flash!, script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Murphy Anderson. Starro vs. Justice League of America, script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Bernard Sachs. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 30 PGX 5.5

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Very slight color touch. (cream to white pages)
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover by pencils Mike Sekowsky, inks by Murphy Anderson. Third appearance of the Justice League of America in "Case of the Stolen Super-Powers!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Bernard Sachs; As several JLAers experience a sudden power loss, Flash finds that someone has used powers like theirs to steal a European catfish and a cicada; Snapper suggests the thefts have to do with someone researching immortality, and the JLA splits up to investigate other long-lived creatures; In every case, the JLAers come up against Amazo, who steals their powers, defeats them, and takes them to his creator's lab, where Professor Ivo is preparing an immortality serum; Green Lantern is able to use the weakness of his own ring against Amazo and Ivo, restore the JLA's powers, and defeat the villain. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 35 GD/VG 3.0

    • 1/2" spine split from bottom of comic through cover and several wraps.
    Starts Jun 5

    Cover by Joe Kubert. "Menace of the Matter Master!", script by Gardner Fox, art by Joe Kubert; A new costumed criminal named the Matter Master, who has a magic wand that allows him to control all matter, has been sighted around Midway City committing fantastic robberies; When the most recent involved the creation of giant meteor creatures who are robbing the city art center, Hawkman and Hawkgirl go into action to try and stop the theft; The Matter Master manages to get away with the stolen loot by using his powers to make helicopter propellers attack the winged duo; Later at his secret hideout, the Matter Master gloats over his recent victory are recalls how he gained his fantastic powers: How he was a scientist who accidentally discovered a new chemical, Mentachem, which he then fashioned into his magic wand to use for his own criminal gain. Dog Track - Wolf Track - Coyote Track article by Julius Schwartz, pencils by Morris Waldinger, inks by Tommy Nicolosi. "Valley of Vanishing Men," script by Gardner Fox, art by Joe Kubert; On an expedition to the Himalayas, Mavis Trent is captured by a band of abominable snowmen, which the Hawks learn are really descended from alien explorers. Eagle Dance article by Julius Schwartz, pencils by Morris Waldinger, inks by Tommy Nicolosi. Letters to the editor from comic writer Roy Thomas and writer Jerry Bails, plus a note from Kubert. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 60 CBCS 4.5 Restored

    • Moderate amateur restoration
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Amateur Restoration Includes: Small amount of color touch on cover, pieces added. Right edge of cover trimmed.
    • Label #4EF44B-003
    Starts May 29

    Cover by Nick Cardy. 2nd appearance of the Teen Titans (and 1st appearance of the new Wonder Girl, Donna Troy, who joins the Titans) in "The Astounding Separated Man," script by Bob Haney, art by Bruno Premiani; The town of Midville has decided to have itself a "Teen Day" and the mayor elects a "Teen Mayor" for the next 24 hours to celebrate, choosing local boy Tommy Holmes; Suddenly, a menace the towns folk known as the Separated Man attacks again, sending a giant hand to terrorize the city; With this danger on the loose, Tommy calls in the newly formed Teen Titans: Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash and Wonder Girl to come and rescue the city. Superman ad. Legendary Teams article about Jason and the Argonauts, Hercules, Castor, and Pollux. Cap's Hobby Center by Henry Boltinoff. Happy Hobby Time! public service announcement starring Superboy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.