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Auctions: comic books 1956-1969

  • Item #41478980
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    Auction Item: Abbott and Costello (1948 St. John) 36 GD/VG 3.0

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  • Item #42310682
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    Published Jul 1957 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 230 VG 4.0

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    Cover by Al Plastino. "Superman Loses His Powers," script by Jerry Coleman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Exposure to ancient Atlantean experiments gives Bart Wellins super-powers and Superman can't stop him because exposure to the same experiments have increased his powers so much he daren't use them at all. "The Jungle Journal," script by Jack Miller, art by Nick Cardy. One-page Ollie story by Henry Boltinoff. Adventures in Coin Collecting article. Supermen of America ad. One-page Lem 'n' Lime story by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #42310685
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    Published Nov 1957 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 234 GD/VG 3.0

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Creature of 1,000 Disguises," script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; An alien from the planet Zar named Gollo comes to Earth and befriends a runaway boy named Johnny Miles; Superman finds the boy and brings him home to his parents; Missing his friend, Gollo begins searching all throughout Metropolis trying to find him. He uses his mysterious alien powers to assume a variety of disguises; Superman encounters Gollo and realizes his connection to Johnny Miles. "The Robot Animals" starring Congo Bill, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman. The First Baseball Game article. Casey the Cop two-page story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Interplanetary Hitchhiker" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #39825701
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    Published Mar 1959 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 250 GD+ 2.5

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Al Plastino. "The Eye of Metropolis!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; John Bates has Clark Kent appear on his TV show "The Eye of Metropolis" in order to expose his double life as Superman. "The Boy Planeteer" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; 5 1/2 year old Dikky Hale joins the Planeteers and demonstrate a "sixth sense," knowing when disasters are going to strike before the Planeteers do; But Tommy quickly realizes Dikky is not who he appears. Superman of America ad. "The Dunce of the Jungle" starring Congorilla, art by Howard Sherman. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #42310763
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    Published Apr 1959 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 251 GD- 1.8

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Oldest Man in Metropolis!", script by Robert Bernstein, pencils by Al Plastino, inks by Al Plastino; When Clark Kent drinks Prof. Vance's life-extending vitamin serum, which contains particles of Kryptonite, it ages him to about 70 years old; Since his robots won't respond to his aged voice, Superman must fulfill his duties as the Old Man of the Sea, Santa Claus, and Father Time so that no one realizes that Clark Kent is Superman. Introducing the Girl of Steel ad for Supergirl. "Congorilla, Outlaw!", script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman. -page Peg story by Henry Boltinoff. Supermen of America ad. "The Giant Amoeba of Space!", script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Tommy and the Planeteers battle a giant space amoeba. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #41505806
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    Published May 1959 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 252 CGC 4.0

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    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0242587004
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    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 #42310766
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    Published Sep 1960 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 268 VG+ 4.5

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "Superman's Battle With Hercules!", script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Hercules wants to marry Lois, but Lois won't marry him while Superman is around, so Hercules tries to get rid of Superman. "The Mystery Supergirl!", script by Otto Binder and Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; While working an internship at the Daily Planet, Linda Lee discovers that someone is impersonating her as Supergirl around the world. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #42310688
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    Published Jan 1961 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 272 FN- 5.5

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "Superman's Rival, Mental Man!", script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye; Lois creates a comic strip about a superhero called Mental Man. When Mental Man suddenly appears he falls in love with Lois, but it's a hoax by Superman and Aquaman to capture "Ace" Ruggles. Ad for the second Superman Annual. "The Second Supergirl!", script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Supergirl travels to an Earth-like world to use her super-powers publicly to prove to Superman that she is ready to be revealed to the real world. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #41448569
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    Published Mar 1961 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 274 GD/VG 3.0

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Lois Lane becomes Superwoman in "The Reversed Super-Powers!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Kurt Schaffenberger; While trying to make himself immune to Kryptonite an explosion in the lab removes Superman's power and gives Lois powers. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "Supergirl's Three Time Trips!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; When tasked to do a report on a famous historical figure, Supergirl travels into the past to view Annie Oakley, Betsy Ross and Pocahontas in action, but in each time period she encounters kryptonite. One-page Tricksy story by Henry Boltinoff. Supermen of America ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #42310691
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    Published Jul 1961 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 278 VG+ 4.5

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Super-Powers of Perry White!", script by Jerry Coleman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye; After being infected by an alien plant, Perry White gains super powers and goes after Superman. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. One-page Moolah the Mystic story by Henry Boltinoff. 1st appearance of Brainiac 5, Phantom Girl, Triplicate Girl, Bouncing Boy, Sun Boy, and Shrinking Violet in "The Unknown Supergirl!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; Superman is ready to announce Supergirl's existence to the world, but she mysteriously loses her powers at the last minute; 6th Legion of Super-Heroes appearance. Batman and Robin ad. Superman ad. Secret Origins ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #42310769
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    Published Oct 1961 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 281 VG 4.0

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Shelly Moldoff. "The Man Who Saved Kal-El's Life!", script by Robert Bernstein, art by Al Plastino; Superman meets Professor Dunn who visited Krypton and meet Jor-El before Krypton exploded. Using the Professor's "Matter-Radio" plans two crooks are on a crime spree. One-page Jerry the Jitterbug story by Henry Boltinoff. Did You Vote for a New Hair Style for Linda (Supergirl) Lee? illustration by Jim Mooney. "The Secret of the Time-Barrier!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; The effects of Lesla-Lar's ray have still stripped Supergirl of her powers, but when Superman takes her into the past it is discovered that her super powers return in other time periods. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #42310772
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    Published Feb 1964 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 309 VF+ 8.5

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. John F. Kennedy (JFK) appears in "The Superman Super-Spectacular!", script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; The television show "Our American Heroes" gathers many of Superman's friends for a surprise tribute; Lois and Lana are sure that Clark Kent will not appear; Later, Superman thanks President John F. Kennedy for disguising himself as Clark; cameo appearances by Batman, Robin, and the Legion of Super-Heroes.. One-page Super-Turtle story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Untold Story of Argo City!", script by Leo Dorfman, art by Jim Mooney; Supergirl learns that her parents survived the destruction of Argo City and that they are still alive in the Survival Zone, though she cannot reach them. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #42310775
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    Published Jul 1966 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 339 VF 8.0

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. Swing with Scooter comic book ad. "Muto versus the Man of Tomorrow!", script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; Using his heat vision, Superman reprograms the android children so they save him from the paralyzing seawater. "Brainiac's Blitz!", script by Jim Shooter, art by Jim Mooney; With Superman gone in space on a Justice League adventure, Supergirl must stop Braniac when he comes to Earth to kill Superman. Batman and Robin ad. Inferior Five ad. Rocky and Bullwinkle are featured in a one-page Cheerios. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #41891258
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    Published Sep 1969 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 380 CGC 9.0

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1445588014
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Murphy Anderson. "The Confessions of Superman," script by Leo Dorfman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Roussos; The Superman Revenge Squad sends two agents to defeat Superman, which they do by framing him for crimes against the United States; Due to the influence of Red Kryptonite, Superman is convinced that he is responsible for the crimes. Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane ad. Supergirl ad. Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes back-up, "Half a Legionnaire?", script by Jim Shooter, pencils by Win Mortimer, inks by Jack Abel; When Duo Damsel sends just one of her selves on an extended mission, it seems to return with its own personality, but it is really just the result of proximity to the power of the hero she met on the mission; Appearances by the Duo Damsel, Bouncing Boy, Mon-El, and Nam'Lor. 36 pgs., full color. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 268 VG+ 4.5

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Week That Clark Kent Lost His Memory!, script by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino; Red Kryptonite causes Superboy to lose his memory and leaves him stranded far from home. Green Arrow In King Arthur's Court!, art by Lee Elias; Green Arrow and Speedy both dream that they are back in the time of King Arthur; Or was it more than a dream? The Adventures of Aquaboy! starring Aquaman, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Ramona Fradon. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 274 VG 4.0

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Monster That Stalked Smallville, script by Robert Bernstein, art by George Papp; Superboy brings a monster to Smallville as a friend, which upsets everybody in town. Aqua-Queen!, art by Ramona Fradon; After Aquaman doesn't pick her in a swimming meet, Dale Conroy vows to prove she's as good as he is. Revenge of the River Demon starring Congorilla, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 276 VG 4.0

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Robinson Crusoe of Space, art by Al Plastino; Metalman "Friday" sacrifices self for Superboy, when Superboy is trapped on an asteroid surrounded by a kryptonite ring. Peter Puptent, Explorer humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Aqua-Thief Of The Seven Seas!, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Ramona Fradon; Aquaman is falsely accused of stealing a chest of diamonds. The Congorilla of Space!, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 277 GD/VG 3.0

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Duel for Earth, script by Jerry Siegel, art by George Papp; Superboy has to stop an alien invasion of Earth by agreeing to a duel. Tricksy humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Underwater Olympics!, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Ramona Fradon; Aquaman and Aqualad hold an underwater Olympics; Aquaman's team "loses" to prevent kryptonite discovery. The Man-Ape's Mercy Mission starring Congorilla, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 295 VG/FN 5.0

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    The Duel of the Superboys!, script by Bill Finger, art by George Papp. Peg humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Kookie Super-Ape--Tales of the Bizarro World, script by Jerry Siegel, art by John Forte; Bizzaro-Titano wrestles Bizzaro-Lois; 1st Bizarro Titano. Varsity Vic humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pages. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 298 FN- 5.5

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. The Fat Boy of Steel, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Al Plastino; Fatness epidemic strikes Smallville, red K does same to Superboy. Moolah the Mystic humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Bizarro Goes Sane--Tales of the Bizarro World, script by Jerry Siegel, art by John Forte; Bizarro has to prove he's "sane" in order to get out of the Bizarro insane asylum. Be A Good Citizen public service announcement starring Superman, script by Jack Schiff, art by Sheldon Moldoff. Little Pete humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pages. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 315 VG+ 4.5

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. Part I: The Legionnaire's Super-Contest!--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Edmond Hamilton, art by John Forte; The Legion of Super-Heroes finds out about the Subs, and hold a contest to induct the winner into the Legion of Super-Heroes. Part II: The Winner of the Super-Tests!--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Edmond Hamilton, art by John Forte; Stone Boy wins the contest, but decides to stay with the Subs. The Titanic Boy of Steel!, art by George Papp; Red K makes Superboy giant size. 36 pages. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 317 VG+ 4.5

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. Part I: The Menace of Dream Girl!--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Edmond Hamilton, art by John Forte; Dream Girl joins the Legion and insists Lightning Lass be expelled when she loses her powers and demands Triplicate Girl be court-martialed for accusing her of causing Lightning Lass to lose her power. Super-Turtle humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Part II: The Doom of the Legion!--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Edmond Hamilton, art by John Forte; Even more Legionnaires are expelled before Dream Girl reveals to Star Boy that it was all a plot to prevent their deaths. In this two-parter, Lightning Lass becomes Light Lass, and the Hall of Fame series begins.The Shrinking of Superboy, art by John Sikela. 36 pages. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 375 CGC 9.2

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0138808001
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    Cover art by Neal Adams. Intro of Quantum Queen and the Wanderers in The King of the Legion!--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Jim Shooter, pencils by Jim Shooter (layouts only) and Win Mortimer, inks by Win Mortimer; The Legionnaires individually battle the Wanderers, temporarily turned evil, in order to find out who's the mightiest Legionnaire. 36 pages. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 383 FN/VF 7.0

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Neal Adams. Please Stop My Funeral! starring Supergirl; Superman, Jimmy Olsen, Batman, Robin, Perry White, Lucy Lane, Lois Lane, Comet, Streaky, Abraham Lincoln, Joan of Arc, and Isaac Newton, script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Win Mortimer, inks by Murphy Anderson; Thrown into a parrellel Earth, Supergirl witnesses her friends attending her funeral. Supergirl's Day of Danger!, script by E. Nelson Bridwell, art by Kurt Schaffenberger. 36 pages. Cover price $0.15.

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    Auction Item: Adventures of Bob Hope (1950) 56 VG+ 4.5

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    Cover art by Owen Fitzgerald. Tennis, Anyone? Part 1, script by Cal Howard, pencils by Owen Fitzgerald, inks by Graham Place; Bob, looking for rent money, runs into a lovely young woman running a bank errand for her promoter father. The Brave and the Bold #23 ad. Tennis, Anyone? Part 2. What's Your B.Q.*? (*Brotherhood Quotient) public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily. Teen Laffs humor page by Henry Boltinoff. A review of a Columbia recording, "The Action History of Baseball." Tennis, Anyone? Part 3; Princess Ileana of Blobonia decides to take the situation into her own hands. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Adventures of Jerry Lewis (1957) 61 FN- 5.5

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    Cover art by Bob Oksner. Roman Baths Part 1, pencils by Bob Oksner, inks by Graham Place; Jerry visits an amusement park and accidentally sends himself back in time. Teen Age humor page by Mort Drucker. Roman Baths Part Two; Jerry lands in the time of ancient Rome. Meet the Gang! filler page by Mort Drucker. Keep Learning-- The Key to Success public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily. Roman Baths Part Three; Jerry beats the Etruscans single handed. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (1952) 46 VG- 3.5

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    "Mystery of the Magnetic Monsters." Rex and Professor John Rayburn journey to the planet Lamenor, where they inadvertently land on that world's moon. Rex battles a bunch of moon creatures. Also includes: "The Chimp-Champ of Baseball!" (starring Detective Chimp); "Canine Buckaroo!"; and "Combat Canines." Script by John Broome, pencils by Gil Kane and Carmine Infantino, inks by Bernard Sachs. Cover by Kane and Joe Giella. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: All American Men of War (1952) 42 VG 4.0

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    Edited by Whitney Ellsworth and Robert Kanigher. Cover by Jerry Grandenetti. Stories by Robert Kanigher, Jerry Grandenetti, Morris Waldinger, Tom Nicolisi, Bill Finger, Jack Abel, Joe Kubert, Henry Boltinoff, Bob Haney, Ross Andru, and Mike Esposito. Adventure tales of war and the military, including some humor—go into combat with All American Men of War! 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #41479145
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    Published Mar 1956 by Argo.

    Auction Item: Alley Oop (1955 Argo) 3 VG 4.0

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    Auction Item: Amazing Adult Fantasy (1961) 11 GD+ 2.5

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    Cover art by Steve Ditko. In Human Form!; Alien invaders send a shapeshifting scout to disguise himself as one of Earth's dominant life form, but he mistakenly takes the form of a mosquito and is swatted. For the Rest of Your Life!; Jupiter's courts are thought soft, but their convicts are actually imprisoned for life within an illusion of freedom. The Secret of the Universe!; A rocket is built which travels faster than light in order to probe the edge of the visible universe, but the volunteer pilot de-ages to infancy during the trip, curing him of his terminal disease. The Ice Monster Cometh! Where Walks the Ghost? All scripts by Stan Lee, all art by Steve Ditko. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 16 CGC 2.0 Restored

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    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Restoration includes: Tape on cover and interior cover. (Top edge of cover trimmed)
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    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Duel with Daredevil, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; When the Circus of Crime comes to town, they advertise that Spider-Man will be appearing in an attempt to fill the big top before they rob it; Spider-Man sees the advertisements and decides he will show up; He is hypnotized along with the rest of the audience, but unfortunately for the Circus of Crime, the Daredevil is in attendance and immune to the Ringmaster's hat. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 11 and 154. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 20 PR 0.5

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    Cover art by Steve Ditko. First appearance of the Scorpion in The Coming of the Scorpion!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; J. Jonah Jameson pays Dr. Stillwell to turn Mac Gargan into the Scorpion to try to capture Spider-Man. Stillwell's formula makes Gargan become more evil than he originally was and the Scorpion goes on a rampage and is finally stopped by Spider-Man. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 15 and 158. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 21 PR 0.5

    • INCOMPLETE. Page missing. Does not interrupt art or story.
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    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Second appearance of the Beetle in Where Flies the Beetle...!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; after getting out of jail, Abner Jenkins dons his Beetle guise and prepares for revenge on the Human Torch; drama between Johnny Storm and Doris Evans and Peter Parker and Betty Brant; Human Torch teams with Spidey against Beetle. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 16 and 159. Spider-Man pin-up by Ditko. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 25 GD/VG 3.0

    Starts Feb 27

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. First appearance of Mary Jane Watson (cameo; face not shown) in "Captured by J. Jonah Jameson," script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), art by Steve Ditko; As Peter goes to sell pictures of a crime to J. Jonah Jameson, an inventor named Smythe comes in with a robot guaranteeing the destruction of Spider-Man; Since Peter needs money bad, he eggs Jameson on to hear out the wacky inventor; Smythe shows how his robot instantly shoots out steel tentacles at the hint of a spider's presence and grabs a hold of Peter, much to his surprise; Jameson is given a remote control and they agree to a deal; Betty is furious with Peter for trying to trap Spider-Man, not understanding his true reasons; Peter shows up at school and has Flash Thompson waiting to fight him as he hangs around Liz Allan too much to his liking; As Peter exits school, he sees the robot and begins to run; Flash, thinking he's running away from a fight runs after Peter; First appearance of Spencer Smythe. Reprinted in Marvel Tales #20 and #163. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 25 GD 2.0

    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Minor color touch.
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    Cover art by Steve Ditko. First appearance of Mary Jane Watson (cameo; face not shown) in "Captured by J. Jonah Jameson," script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), art by Steve Ditko; As Peter goes to sell pictures of a crime to J. Jonah Jameson, an inventor named Smythe comes in with a robot guaranteeing the destruction of Spider-Man; Since Peter needs money bad, he eggs Jameson on to hear out the wacky inventor; Smythe shows how his robot instantly shoots out steel tentacles at the hint of a spider's presence and grabs a hold of Peter, much to his surprise; Jameson is given a remote control and they agree to a deal; Betty is furious with Peter for trying to trap Spider-Man, not understanding his true reasons; Peter shows up at school and has Flash Thompson waiting to fight him as he hangs around Liz Allan too much to his liking; As Peter exits school, he sees the robot and begins to run; Flash, thinking he's running away from a fight runs after Peter; First appearance of Spencer Smythe. Reprinted in Marvel Tales #20 and #163. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 26 GD/VG 3.0

    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Minor color touch. Centerfold detached at one staple, heavy cover oxidation.
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    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Fourth appearance of the Green Goblin and first appearance of the Crime Master in The Man In The Crime-Master's Mask, script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), art by Steve Ditko; Spider-Man battles the Crime-Master and the Green Goblin. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 21 and 164. Letter to the editor from comics writer Steve Gerber. 32 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 26 GD- 1.8

    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Moderate color touch.
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    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Fourth appearance of the Green Goblin and first appearance of the Crime Master in The Man In The Crime-Master's Mask, script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), art by Steve Ditko; Spider-Man battles the Crime-Master and the Green Goblin. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 21 and 164. Letter to the editor from comics writer Steve Gerber. 32 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 27 CGC 6.0

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1216696017
    Starts Apr 3

    Cover by Steve Ditko. Fifth appearance of the Green Goblin in "Bring Back My Goblin to Me," script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), art by Steve Ditko; Spider-Man is caught between the Green Goblin and the Crime-Master. The Merry Marvel Bullpen Page; Ads for Spider-Man T-Shirt and MMMS fan club. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 22 and 165. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 27 GD 2.0

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    Cover by Steve Ditko. Fifth appearance of the Green Goblin in "Bring Back My Goblin to Me," script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), art by Steve Ditko; Spider-Man is caught between the Green Goblin and the Crime-Master. The Merry Marvel Bullpen Page; Ads for Spider-Man T-Shirt and MMMS fan club. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 22 and 165. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 28 FR/GD 1.5

    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Moderate color touch. No bottom staple (manufacturing), cover and centerfold detached.
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    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) 29 GD/VG 3.0

    • Signed by writer Stan Lee (splash) with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.
    Starts Feb 27

    Cover by Steve Ditko. Never Step on a Scorpion!, script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), pencils by Steve Ditko, inks by Steve Ditko; Scorpion breaks free from jail and plans on killing both Spider-Man and J. Jonah Jameson. The Merry Marvel Bullpen Page; Ads for Spider-Man T-Shirt and MMMS fan club. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 168. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 29 GD- 1.8

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    Cover by Steve Ditko. Never Step on a Scorpion!, script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), pencils by Steve Ditko, inks by Steve Ditko; Scorpion breaks free from jail and plans on killing both Spider-Man and J. Jonah Jameson. The Merry Marvel Bullpen Page; Ads for Spider-Man T-Shirt and MMMS fan club. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 168. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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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.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 30 GD- 1.8

    • 2" cumulative spine split through cover and several wraps.
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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.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 31 GD 2.0

    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Minor-to-moderate color touch. Pen markings on front cover.
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    Cover by Steve Ditko. First appearances of Gwen Stacy, Harry Osborn, and Professor Warren. First appearance of the Master Planner (revealed in issue 32 to be Doctor Octopus) in "If This Be My Destiny, script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), art by Steve Ditko; Aunt May falls deathly ill on Peter's first day of college. Meanwhile, the Master Planner is stealing scientific gadgets. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins, art by Steve Ditko and Marie Severin; Bullpen Bulletins page discussing staff; Marvel Checklist; ads for Spider-Man T-Shirt and MMMS. Letter to the editor from comics writer Don McGregor. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 24 and 170. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 31 CGC 1.5

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Other — see grading notes
    • Cracking to bottom left corner with plastic missing. (see scans)
    • Label #0293705011
    Starts Feb 27

    Cover by Steve Ditko. First appearances of Gwen Stacy, Harry Osborn, and Professor Warren. First appearance of the Master Planner (revealed in issue 32 to be Doctor Octopus) in "If This Be My Destiny, script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), art by Steve Ditko; Aunt May falls deathly ill on Peter's first day of college. Meanwhile, the Master Planner is stealing scientific gadgets. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins, art by Steve Ditko and Marie Severin; Bullpen Bulletins page discussing staff; Marvel Checklist; ads for Spider-Man T-Shirt and MMMS. Letter to the editor from comics writer Don McGregor. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 24 and 170. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 32 VG- 3.5

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    Doctor Octopus (the Master Planner) in "Man on a Rampage." Script by Stan Lee, art and cover by Steve Ditko. In a battle with Doctor Octopus, Spider-Man gets trapped under tons of steel. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 25 and 171. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 34 GD/VG 3.0

    • 1-1/2" cumulative spine split.
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    Cover by Steve Ditko. Fourth appearance of Kraven the Hunter in "The Thrill of the Hunt, script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), art by Steve Ditko; Kraven dresses up as Spider-Man and harasses J. Jonah Jameson to get Spider-Man to come out for a re-match of their last fight. Ad for Marvel T-Shirts and MMMS items, art by Marie Severin. Letter to the editor from comics editor Richard Pini (Elfquest). 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 35 CGC 7.5

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack
    • Label #0036372026
    Starts Apr 3

    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.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 35 FN- 5.5

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    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.