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  • Item #44307764
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    Published Aug 1958 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 243 GD/VG 3.0

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Lady and the Lion," script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Circe gives Superman a potion that causes him to have the head of a lion until he discovers the antidote. 2/3-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. One-page Peg by Henry Boltinoff. "Puzzle of the Perilous Planetoid" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. One-page Varsity Vic story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Five From The Future" starring Congo Bill, art by Howard Sherman. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #44307765
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    Published Sep 1958 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 244 VG- 3.5

    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Super-Merman of the Sea," script by Otto Binder, art by Curt Swan; Superman pretends to join forces with underwater-dwelling aliens in order to trick them into believing Earth's seas are too salty for them. One-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Riddle of the Roc" starring Congo Bill, art by Howard Sherman; When an explorer finds the roc, a giant mythical bird, he uses the creature to help him steal diamonds. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Mystery of the Three Space Rookies" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #44298284
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    Published May 1959 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 252 CGC 3.5

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0242893015
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Al Plastino. Origin and 1st appearance of Supergirl in "The Supergirl from Krypton!", script by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino; Superman spies a crashing rocket and discovers his cousin Supergirl; She tells him how Argo City survived the destruction of Krypton and how her father sent her to Earth when the inhabitants of Argo City were threatened by Kryptonite poisoning; Superman sets her up in Midvale Orphanage so she can adjust to life on Earth. Intro new Metallo "The Menace of Metallo!", script by Robert Bernstein, art by Al Plastino; Criminal John Corben, who is nearly killed in an auto accident, is given a robot body powered by uranium; When he is hit by bullets meant for Lois, she assumes he is really Superman. 2/3-page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "Congo Bill Dies at Dawn!", script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #42916322
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    Published Jun 1959 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 253 FN- 5.5

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    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 #44347659
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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 250 CGC 7.0

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Other — see grading notes
    • "5/22" written on cover in pen. Top edge label strip is loose and scratching to front of case.
    • Label #0103297002
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Impostor from the Year 2958, script by Bill Finger, art by John Sikela; A criminal from the 30th Century comes to Smallville to get Cobalt to build a cobalt bomb, and disguises himself as a local resident and Superboy has to figure out which one. House ad for Showcase #15 starring Space Ranger. The Green Arrows of the World, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Jack Kirby and Roz Kirby; "Counterfeit" Carson attempts to crash a party by the Green Arrows of the world to get his revenge. The Guinea Pig of the Sea starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. Little Pete humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #44306199
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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 345 CBCS 9.4

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #058-AA-012
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. The Execution of Matter-Eater Lad!--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; The girls mount a jailbreak, but Matter-Eater Lad is caught and about to be executed when Superboy, Mon-El, and Ultra Boy save the day. Pa Kent's Dilemma starring Superboy, art by John Sikela. Rocky and Bullwinkle star in a one-page Cheerios ad. 32 pages. Cover price $0.12.

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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 #44307572
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 8 FR 1.0

    • Pieces of tape on interior and exterior cover, cover detached at one staple.
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    Cover art by Steve Ditko. First appearance of Mr. Petty (inventor of the Living Brain) in The Terrible Threat of the Living Brain!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; When two technicians try to steal a computer that is on display at Peter's school, they accidentally turn it into "The Living Brain" that goes wild and must be stopped by Spider-Man. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 5 and #145. Spider-Man Tackles The Torch!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Steve Ditko; Spider-Man crashes a party at Johnny Storm's girlfriend's place, causing a fight between the Human Torch and Spider-Man that soon escalates to include the rest of the Fantastic Four. Letter to the editor from Buddy Saunders, president of mycomicshop.com, written to Marvel in his callow youth. 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 #44307573
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 15 PR 0.5

    • INCOMPLETE. Missing centerfold, affects art and story.
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    Cover art by Steve Ditko. First appearance of Kraven the Hunter in Kraven the Hunter!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; The Chameleon hires his old friend Kraven the Hunter to hunt down Spider-Man. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 10 and 153. 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 #44307767
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 30 VG 4.0

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    Cover by Steve Ditko. First appearance of the Cat (not the same character who would be introduced in "The Cat" # 1 from 1972 who would later become Tigra). The Claws of the Cat!, script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), art by Steve Ditko; Jameson offers a thousand dollar reward for catching The Cat, and Spider-Man plans to collect; Betty tells Peter that Ned has asked her to marry him. Ad for Marvel T-Shirts. A letter from Jack C. Harris. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 23 and 169. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #44322968
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 39 CGC 5.0

    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Centerfold detached.
    • Label #1225624005
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    Cover art by John Romita. How Green Was My Goblin!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita (who begins as regular penciler), inks by Mike Esposito [as Mickey Demeo] and John Romita (touch-ups); Peter heads to the doctor with the sniffles and learns that Aunt May's health is very fragile; Spidey is roped into tangling with a bunch of goons who zap him with a mysterious gas; Not realizing that the gas has weakened his spider sense, he changes into Peter Parker under the watchful gaze of the Green Goblin; The Goblin confronts Spidey outside of his home and captures him as Peter is worried that Aunt May might be overcome by the commotion; Trussed up in the Goblin's lair, Peter is shocked when the Goblin takes off his mask and reveals himself to be Norman Osborn. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 178. According to Les Daniels in "Marvel: Five Fabulous Decades of the World's Greatest Comics" (Abrams, 1991), artist Steve Ditko resigned because of a disagreement over the Goblin's identity. Ditko wanted it to be someone anonymous--a new, unknown guy; Lee wanted it to be a familiar character that would startle readers. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 42 GD- 1.8

    • Heavy cover oxidation.
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    Third appearance of Mary Jane (cameo; first time face is shown). Cover by John Romita Sr. Rhino, Foggy Nelson (from Daredevil), and Dr. Curtis Connors cameos in The Birth of a Super-Hero!, script by Stan Lee, art by John Romita Sr.; John Jameson was exposed to some strange space spores on a space mission. He returns to Earth where he gains super strength; Spider-Man is mistakenly accused of robbing a bank so Jameson decides to try to capture him with his new super powers. Ad for the M.M.M.S. fan club. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 31 and 182. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #44298201
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 45 FN- 5.5

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    Cover by John Romita Sr.. The third appearance of the Lizard in Spidey Smashes Out!, script by Stan Lee, art by John Romita Sr.; The Lizard heads to Dr. Connor's lab to find a formula to transform reptiles into his personal army; Aunt May worries about Peter; The Lizard and Spider-Man battle aboard a train. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 185. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 46 FN 6.0

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    Cover by John Romita Sr.. First appearance of the Shocker in "The Sinister Shocker," script by Stan Lee, art by John Romita Sr.; Peter moves in with Harry and is confronted by the Shocker for the first time; Shocker brutalizes Spider-Man, but the Webslinger defeats him with his webs; once at Harrys, Peter doesn't feel happy, although he doesn't know why. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 186. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 46 GD/VG 3.0

    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Minor color touch.
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    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 #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.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 50 VG- 3.5

    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Color touch.
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    Cover pencils by John Romita. First appearance of the Kingpin in Spider-Man No More!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita, inks by Mike Esposito [as Mickey Dimeo]; Fearing for his aunt's health and tired of being hounded by Jameson, Peter gives up being Spider-Man and concentrates on being a simple college student; A kid finds the discarded Spidey suit in the trash can and brings it to the Daily Bugle where Jonah proudly puts it on display; Pete's personal life starts looking up but crime increases as the Kingpin gathers the mob under his leadership; Feeling guilty about the crime wave, Peter remembers the lessons taught to him by his uncle's death and decides to become Spider-Man once again. Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon cameos. Reprinted in Marvel Tales #190. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 51 FN+ 6.5

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    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

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    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 #44307939
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 68 VG 4.0

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    Cover by John Romita Sr. Crisis on Campus!, script by John Romita Sr. (plot) and Stan Lee (script), pencils by John Romita (layouts) and Jim Mooney (pencils), inks by Jim Mooney; When the Kingpin of Crime looks to steal an ancient tablet, will Spider-Man be up to the task to stop him and his henchmen?; Kingpin destroys a wall with his blaster cane, burying Spider-Man and Randy Robertson under it. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 51. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 77 FN 6.0

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    Cover art by John Romita. In the Blaze of Battle!, script by John Buscema (plot) and Stan Lee (script), pencils by John Buscema (layouts) and Jim Mooney (pencils), inks by Jim Mooney; The Human Torch complicates Spider-Man's plan to catch the Lizard without hurting him. Letter from Don McGregor. 32 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

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

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    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.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Annual 5 FN 6.0

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    First printing and first appearances of Richard Parker and Mary Parker in an all-new 40-page story "The Parents of Peter Parker!" Script by Stan Lee. Pencils by Larry Lieber. Inks by Mike Esposito (aka Mickey Demeo). Consulting by John Romita (layouts). Cover by John Romita. While moving an old trunk in his Aunt's house, Peter finds pictures and newspaper clippings of his deceased parents. Apparently they were considered traitors by the U.S. government before their deaths in a plane crash in Algeria almost two decades ago. After Aunt May provides a few more details, Peter vows to uncover the truth about his parents! To that end the web-slinger links up with the Fantastic Four and flies to North Africa! In the middle of the Kasbah, the Amazing Spider-Man finally comes face-to-face with the man who framed his parents: the sinister Red Skull! Wow, can the wall-crawler exonerate his parents and change his family legacy forever? Or will the spectacular son meet the same fate as his father...at the hands of the Red Skull? A terrific story! Cameo appearances by the Human Torch, Mr. Fantastic, and the Thing. Flashback cameo by Ben Parker. (Notes: This story features the second Red Skull (aka Albert Malik). He appears many years later in Solo Avengers 6 and Captain America 347.) First backup feature: "A Day at the Daily Bugle" One-page illustration of the Daily Bugle newsroom with J. Jonah Jameson, Joe Robertson, Ned Leeds, and Betty Brant. Script by Stan Lee. Pencils by Larry Lieber. Inks by Mike Esposito. Assists by John Romita. Second backup feature: "Peter Parker, the Super Sports Star!" Two-page illustration of the web-slinger as a baseball player and football player. Third backup feature: "Where It's At" One-page drawing of Spider-Man's usual hangouts. Fourth backup feature: "This is Spidey as We Know Him, But--" Two-page illustration of other publications' characters dressed as Spider-Man. Fifth backup feature: "Here We Go-a-Plotting!" Three-page parody of the Marvel Bullpen starring Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, and John Romita. Script and Pencils by Marie Severin. Inks by Frank Giacoia. (Notes: The inside front cover features selected artwork from the story. The issue includes a full-page ad for Spectacular Spider-Man (1968) Magazine 2. A second printing of this issue was published in 1994 and only available through JC Penney stores. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 264 & 265.) 64 pages. 25 cent cover price. Cover price $0.25.

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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.
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    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.

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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.

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    Published Apr 1965 by DC.

    Auction Item: Aquaman (1962 1st Series) 20 VG- 3.5

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    Cover art by Nick Cardy. The Sea King's Double Doom starring Aquaman, Aqualad, Mera, Sea Imp (intro), Kaltor, Luknan, and Starene, art by Nick Cardy; Aquaman follows an undersea creature who has taken an Atlantean prisoner. Chief Hot Foot humor half-page by Henry Boltinoff. They're Real, Live Fish! fact page. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Aquaman (1962 1st Series) 38 FN/VF 7.0

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    Cover art by Nick Cardy. Justice is Mine, Saith the Liquidator! starring Aquaman, Aqualad, Mera, The Liquidator, and Lord Ragnar, script by Bob Haney, art by Nick Cardy; Ragnar usurps Aquaman's throne; Aquaman battles The Liquidator; Ragnar is responsible for the attacks. Stan Goes Skin Diving humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Statement of ownership--average print run 404,000; average paid circulation 234,200. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Published Aug 1968 by DC.

    Auction Item: Aquaman (1962 1st Series) 40 FN 6.0

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    Cover art by Nick Cardy. Sorcerers of the Sea starring Aquaman, Aqualad, Mera, Aquagirl, Aquababy, Vulko, and The Sea Sorcerers, script by Steve Skeates, art by Jim Aparo (1st for DC); Mera kidnapped, multi-issue quest for Mera begins; story continues in Aquaman #41. Cap's Hobby Hints activity half-page by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Published Oct 1968 by DC.

    Auction Item: Aquaman (1962 1st Series) 41 VF- 7.5

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    Cover art by Nick Cardy. The Trail of the Ring! starring Aquaman, Aqualad, Aquagirl, Aquababy, Mera (flashback), Vulko, Harkran, and Zancol, script by Steve Skeates, art by Jim Aparo; Aquaman continues his quest to find the missing Mera. Letter from comics writer Tony Isabella. House ad for Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #86 (October 1968), written as a wedding invitation, art by Neal Adams. House ad for non-specific next issue of House of Mystery. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Published Dec 1968 by DC.

    Auction Item: Aquaman (1962 1st Series) 42 VF 8.0

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    Cover art by Nick Cardy. Is This My Foe?, script by Steve Skeates, art by Jim Aparo; Aquaman, assuming Black Manta kidnapped Mera, goes after him; the Maarzons worship Black Manta as their god; Aquagirl worries that Narkan is becoming a tyrant. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Published Feb 1969 by DC.

    Auction Item: Aquaman (1962 1st Series) 43 VF 8.0

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    Cover art by Nick Cardy. To Win Is to Lose!, script by Steve Skeates, art by Jim Aparo; Vulkor restores water-breathing ability to the people of Atlantis; Aqualad discovers that an ailing Aqualad has disappeared; Aquaman runs across a city populated by giants; Aqualad must engage in an arena battle with the Eldfur champion. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Atom (1962) #3 VG- 3.5
    Published Nov 1962 by DC.

    Auction Item: Atom (1962) 3 VG- 3.5

    • Cover Detached at one staple, staple rust/migration.
    Starts Jun 26

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. 1st appearance of Chronos in "The Time Trap!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson; David Clinton is a former con who has become obsessed with clocks and has opened up a clock shop following his release from prison; Deciding to become a costumed criminal, Clinton adopts the guise of Chronos, and uses clock related weapons to steal exotic clocks; When he learns that Ivy University has an atomic clock when Ray Palmer visits his clock shop, he decides to steal it that night as Chronos; When he does so, he rouses Ray Palmer who tries to stop Chronos, however Chronos' weapons prove to be too much of a match for plain ordinary Ray Palmer. "The Secret of "Al Atom's Lamp!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson; Ray Palmer is invited to his colleague Alpheus Hyatt's home to see his latest invention; This invention turns out to be a "Time Pool", a small portal which Alpheus sends a magnet into to try and collect artifacts from different eras. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 2 FR 1.0

    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Minor color touch. Spine rebuilt. 2" cumulative spine split. Mold.
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Sol Brodsky. The Avengers Battle the Space Phantom, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Paul Reinman; The Space Phantom comes to Earth to defeat the Avengers; If he can, then nothing can stop his race from invading Earth. Roster includes Thor, Iron Man, Wasp, Giant Man, and the Hulk, who leaves the team at the end of the issue. Rick Jones appearance. First appearance of the Avengers Mansion. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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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.

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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 #44307690
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    Published Aug 1964 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 7 GD+ 2.5

    • Cover detached.
    Starts Jun 26

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone. Rick Jones dons Bucky's costume in "Their Darkest Hour!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone; In Asgard, the Enchantress and the Executioner are banished to Earth by Odin; There they find Zemo (who had managed to escape the authorities) and they team up with him to stop Captain America; The Enchantress' motive is to get Thor by her side; She successfully lures Thor and hypnotizes him to fight for them; Meanwhile Captain America travels to the Amazon jungle to capture Zemo; Captain America then wins against Zemo's forces and Zemo tries to escape; Captain America grabs onto to the escape ship, however; The other Avengers fight Thor and, thanks to Iron Man, bring him back to his senses; Zemo's ship flies to the Avengers battle to rescue the Executioner and the Enchantress. Roster includes Thor, Iron Man, Giant-Man, Wasp, and Captain America. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Published Oct 1964 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 9 CGC 5.5

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0315106003
    Starts Jun 26

    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.

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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.

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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 13 VG 4.0

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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone. "Trapped in... The Castle of Count Nefaria!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Dick Ayers; When Count Nefaria, the head of the crime organization known as the Maggia, moves his European castle to New Jersey, he invites the Avengers to be his guests at the castle's opening day; However, he then creates duplicates of the Avengers who go to Washington DC to take over the government. Avengers Roll Call: Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Wasp, Giant Man, and Rick Jones. First appearance of Count Nefaria and the Maggia. Guest appearance by the Fantastic Four. First appearance of the Avengers Emergency Headquarters. Reprinted in Marvel Triple Action #7. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #44307691
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    Published Jul 1965 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 18 VF- 7.5

    Starts Jun 26

    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.

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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.

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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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    Published Nov 1968 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 58 FN/VF 7.0

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    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.