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  • Item #28914164
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    Published Mar 1959 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 250 GD 2.0

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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 #44330554
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    Published Oct 1960 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 269 VG 4.0

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Truth Mirror!", script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye; Lois receives a magic mirror from her uncle that reveals a person's true nature; She uses it to find out Superman is really Clark Kent, but Superman then tricks her into believing that the mirror does not always work. One-page Tricksy story by Henry Boltinoff. "Supergirl's First Romance!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; Supergirl is called upon by Lori Lemaris to help Atlantis from a disaster. There, she falls in love with a merboy, Jerro. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #44365807
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    Published Aug 1966 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 340 VG+ 4.5

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. Origin and 1st appearance of Parasite in "Power of the Parasite!", script by Jim Shooter, art by Al Plastino; Exposed to radioactive waste, lab worker Jensen becomes the Parasite, who has the ability to absorb energy from all living beings, including Superman. Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen ad. "The Supergirl Identity Hunt!", art by Jim Mooney; The Fact Finder, a professional blackmailer, has deduced that Supergirl was once associated with the Midvale Orphanago, and he uses the opportunity of a reunion there to try and figure out her secret identity. Superman centerspread pin-up by Curt Swan. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 265 VG- 3.5

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The First Superman Robot, script by Otto Binder, art by George Papp; After Dad Kent goes poking in Superboy's lab, Superboy tries to teach him a lesson by pretending to have grown in Superman overnight-but then he accidentally switches places with Superman for real. Shorty humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Secret of the Super-Safe!, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Ramona Fradon; Aquaman has to raise a super heavy safe from the bottom of the sea. The Amateur Arrows! starring Green Arrow, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Lee Elias. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 272 VG 4.0

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Super-Star of Hollywood!, script by Jerry Siegel, art by George Papp; Krypto becomes swell headed after going to Hollywood to make a movie. The Strong Boy of the Jungle starring Congorilla, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman. The Human Flying Fish!, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Ramona Fradon; Dr. Krill, a skilled surgeon, operates on Bragg, turning him into a Human Flying Fish to pull robberies that Aquaman cannot stop. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 281 VG- 3.5

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Superboy's New Parents, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Al Plastino; Superboy gets rid of crooked foster parents. The Lost Magic Ring, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman; Congorilla loses ring while possessing Congo Bill's mind. Moolah the Mystic humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Statement of ownership--average paid circulation 438,000. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 285 CBCS 7.0 Restored

    • Slight amateur restoration
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack
    • Amateur Restoration Includes: Small amount of color touch on cover.
    • Label #208D0E-002
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Gravity Girl of Smallville!, script by Robert Bernstein, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye; Lana gets an anti-gravity belt. The Shame of the Bizarro Family!--Tales of the Bizarro World, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Bizarro Junior No. 1 is too smart. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 292 VG/FN 5.0

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan. The Laughing Stock of Smallville, script by Bill Finger, art by Al Plastino; Luthor pulls a series of stunts designed to make Superboy look ridiculous. Origin explains how Luthor lost his hair and began to hate Superboy. Professor Eureka humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Bizarro Creates a Monster--Tales of the Bizarro World, script by Jerry Siegel, art by John Forte; Handsome Bizarro movie hero viewed as monster. Ollie humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pages. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 298 VG+ 4.5

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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.

  • Item #44365808
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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 316 FN 6.0

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. Part I: The Renegade Super-Hero!--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Edmond Hamilton, art John Forte; When Ultra Boy appears to be an escaped convict, he is expelled from the Legion and has to flee the planet. Part II: The End of a Super-Traitor!--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Edmond Hamilton, art by John Forte; Ultra Boy reveals that his faked criminal past was a ploy to infiltrate and lure a pirate band into custody. The Origins and Powers of the Legion of Super-Heroes! illustrations, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. 36 pages. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #42940649
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    Auction Item: Adventure into Mystery (1956) 2 FR 1.0

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    Cover art by Sol Brodsky. The Straw Man, art by Mac L. Pakula; When a gaseous alien sees a scarecrow, it mistakes it for an example of Earth's dominant life form, and tries to possess it; A tramp sees the scarecrow moving and drops his cigarette in the hay from shock; The fire burns up the scarecrow and the alien leaves Earth, removing the threat. The Man Who Saw the Saucer, art by Bob McCarty; A man perpetrates a hoax about a flying saucer landing and him being contacted by the aliens. A Woman Screamed, pencils by Ross Andru. The Betrayer!, art by Bill Benulis; A man travels into the past and gains a great deal of wealth through war profiteering. The Man on the Thirteenth Floor! Among Those Missing!, art by Manny Stallman. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (1952) 34 FR/GD 1.5

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    "The Secret of the Golden Crocodile!" Danny and Rex travel to Africa, where they discover a golden crocodile in a hidden cave. During the journey, Rex rescues Danny from a real Crocodile. Also includes: "The Case of the Chimpanzee's Camera!" (starring Detective Chimp); "Rex's Amazing Treasure Hunt!"; and "The Canny Crocodiles." Script by Bob Haney and John Broome, pencils by Gil Kane and Carmine Infantino, inks by Bernard Sachs. Cover by Kane and Sachs. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Adventures of the Fly (Fly Man) (1959) 3 VG+ 4.5

    Starts Jul 31

    Edited by John Goldwater. Cover by Joe Simon. Stories by Joe Simon, Jack Davis, Joe Simon, Bob Powell, and Paul Reinman. Archie Comics amiable and agile super-hero The Fly battles an assortment of nefarious villains, including the 20-Ton Man. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #44451301
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    Published Nov 1957 by Harvey.

    Auction Item: Alarming Tales (1957) 2 CGC 5.0

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Stamp on back cover, inside covers, and on all pages.
    • Label #0024991003
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    "Hole in the Wall," "The Big Hunt," "The Fireballs," and "I Want to Be a Man!" (pencils on all by Jack Kirby). Cover price $0.10.

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    Published Nov 1956 by DC.

    Auction Item: All American Men of War (1952) 39 GD/VG 3.0

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    Edited by Whitney Ellsworth and Robert Kanigher. Cover by Jerry Grandenetti. Stories by Bill Finger, Joe Kubert, Henry Boltinoff, Bob Haney, Bob Brown, Robert Kanigher, Ross Andru, Mike Esposito, Irwin Hasen, and Bob Haney. 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.

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    Auction Item: All American Men of War (1952) 48 CGC 8.0

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0107875001
    Starts Oct 2

    Edited by Whitney Ellsworth and Robert Kanigher. Cover by Jerry Grandenetti. Stories by Robert Kanigher, Joe Kubert, Julius Schwartz, Morris Waldinger, Tommy Nicolosi, Bob Haney, Mort Drucker, Henry Boltinoff, Jack Abel, Tom Nicolisi, Ed Herron, 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.

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    Auction Item: All American Men of War (1952) 88 VG+ 4.5

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    Edited by Robert Kanigher. Cover by Jerry Grandenetti. Stories by Bob Haney, Irv Novick, Jack Abel, Morris Waldinger, Tom Nicolisi, Hank Chapman, and Jerry Grandenetti. 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.

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    Auction Item: Alter Ego (Fanzine) 9 VG 4.0

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    Starts Jul 31

    Alter Ego was billed as "the world's first comic book fanzine." Issue #9 includes the following: an editorial by Roy Thomas (in which he discusses his new job as scripter for Son of Vulcan and Blue Beetle); part two of an article about Mexican super-heroes by Fred Patten; an ad for Star-Studded Comics #7; "I, Robotman" by "Paul Dennis" as told to Roy Thomas (with art by Biljo White); a piece on Otto Binder (with photos); "The Other Side of the Mask" column featuring comics in the news; pinups by Ronn Foss; a report on the National Cartoonists Society by Jerry Bails; humorous comic book poetry; "Great Guardians: The Saga of Doc Smith's Lensman" by Shel Kagan; a feature on The Injustice Gang by Glen Johnson (with art by Biljo White; an ad for The Eye #1; Mr. Tawny strip by Beck; and a letters column. Wraparound cover art by Biljo White. Edited by Roy Thomas. 48 pgs. May-August, 1965.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Adult Fantasy (1961) 12 CGC 5.0

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • 1 small piece of tape on cover.
    • Label #1097461013
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    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Melvin and the Martian!; A gambling cheat encounters a Martian who offers to give him the secret of never losing if he helps the Martian locate a treasure. I, the Gargoyle!; A kind but ugly, and hence lonely, man pilots a digging machine on a one-way journey to the Earth's core where he discovers a civilization who "see with their hearts" and not their eyes in the dim light. Something Fantastic?; Lee and Ditko are having a story conference stricken with writer's block when a man walks into their office and offers to discuss ideas with them. The Plague! The Living Statues! All scripts by Stan Lee, all art by Steve Ditko. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #44468956
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    Auction Item: Amazing Adventures (1961 1st Series) 3 VG 4.0

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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. We Were Trapped in the Twilight World!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; A college student and his girlfriend are transported into prehistoric times, where they discover that legends like the abominable snowman and flying saucers are the result of time anomalies. The Masterpiece text story. The Teddy Bear, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; As a young girl, Carol had received a teddy bear that she kept by her side always; Her husband, Jim, is a surveyor, and is assigned to a rough rocky region for a short period; Jim spots some mountain lions tracks, and, gun in hand, goes off after the beast; however, the mountain lion knocks Jim aside, damaging his gun, and heads for the tent where Carol is asleep. Doctor Droom Meets Zemu!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 23 PR 0.5

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    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.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 25 GD+ 2.5

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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) 30 CGC 3.5

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack
    • Label #0115621004
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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) 37 VG/FN 5.0

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    Cover by Steve Ditko. First appearance of Norman Osborn (the original Green Goblin) in Once Upon A Time, There Was A Robot...!, script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), art by Steve Ditko; When Professor Stromm is released from prison he plans to take revenge on his old business partner, Norman Osborn. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 176. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 39 VF 8.0

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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) 43 VG+ 4.5

    • Heavy cover oxidation.
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    1st full appearance of Mary Jane (cameos in #25,38, & 42). Cover by John Romita Sr.. MJ has her first in-depth interaction with Peter Parker, plus cameos by Foggy Nelson and Matt Murdock (Daredevil) in Rhino on the Rampage!, script by Stan Lee, art by John Romita Sr.; Rhino escapes from police custody and is looking for revenge on Spider-Man for defeating his attempt to kidnap John Jameson. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 32 and 183. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 47 GD/VG 3.0

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    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.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 57 VG- 3.5

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    Cover by John Romita Sr. The Coming of Ka-Zar!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita and Don Heck, inks by Mike Esposito (as Mickey Demeo); A still amnesiac Spider-Man must contend with the police, military, and worst of all: Ka-Zar and Zabu; Spider-Man falls into water from a great height. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 61 VG+ 4.5

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    Cover by John Romita Sr. What A Tangled Web We Weave..!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita Sr. (layouts) and Don Heck (pencils), inks by Mike Esposito (as Mickey Demeo); After Captain George Stacy gets accused of breaking into police files, he and Gwen Stacy and him leave town; Kingpin kidnaps George and Gwen; Kingpin escapes via Norman Osborn's private helicopter. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 44. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 62 VG 4.0

    Starts Jul 31

    Cover by John Romita Sr. Make Way For--Medusa!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita Sr. (layouts) and Don Heck (pencils), inks by Mike Esposito (as Mickey Demeo); Medusa has come to Earth on a goodwill mission on behalf of the Inhumans; But if that's the case, why is she slugging it out with Spidey?; Spider-Man realises that a hair product company has set him up, and so the two stop fighting. Letter to the editor from Lone Star's old pal Mark Lamberti. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 45. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 64 FN 6.0

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    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.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 64 VG 4.0

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    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.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 65 VG/FN 5.0

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    Cover by John Romita Sr. The Impossible Escape!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita Sr. (layouts) and Jim Mooney (pencils), inks by Jim Mooney; After collapsing in the middle of the street last issue, Spider-Man is taken into police custody; inmates kidnap Captain Stacy for use as a hostage; Spidey deactivates the main generator in the jail. Green Goblin cameo. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 48. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 69 FN 6.0

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    Cover by John Romita Sr. Mission: Crush The Kingpin!, script by John Romita (plot) and Stan Lee (script), pencils by John Romita (layouts) and Jim Mooney (pencils), inks by Jim Mooney; Spidey goes heads-up with the strength of the Kingpin, who is knocked out when his own cane-gun backfires; The police arrest the Kingpin for theft of the priceless tablet, but he claims that his ally Spider-Man has spirited it away; Meanwhile, Spidey manages to open the vault and retrieve the tablet, but when he tries to return it the police open fire on him. Letter to the editor from comics artist Kerry Gammill. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 52. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 79 VG+ 4.5

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    Cover by John Romita Sr. To Prowl No More!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Buscema (layouts) and Jim Mooney (pencils), inks by Jim Mooney; Spidey and the Prowler fight; The Prowler gets away using a gas bomb, then plans another robbery to make himself (Hobie) a hero when the loot is recovered; Peter anticipates the move and gets there during the robbery; This time the Prowler's gas has no effect and Peter unmasks him to find a well-intentioned kid like himself; Spidey lets him go. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 60. 36 pgs., full color. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

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    Published Feb 1962 by DC.

    Auction Item: Aquaman (1962 1st Series) 1 CGC 5.5

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0028127004
    Starts Oct 2

    Cover art by Nick Cardy. The Invasion of the Fire Trolls, script by Jack Miller, art by Nick Cardy; uisp helps Aquaman and Aqualad against three Fire-Trolls that escaped from an undersea volcano. Homer Goes Skin Diving humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Wonders of the Water World article. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Published Oct 1967 by DC.

    Auction Item: Aquaman (1962 1st Series) 35 GD/VG 3.0

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    Cover art by Nick Cardy. Between Two Dooms!, script by Bob Haney, art by Nick Cardy; Black Manta attacks Atlantis. When he captures Aquaman, Ocean Master decides that nobody but him should defeat Aquaman and he attacks Black Manta, with Aquababy caught in the middle of the fight. Cap's Hobby Hints activity half-page by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Astro Boy (1965 1st Series) 1 GD 2.0

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    10151-508. 1st comic book appearance Astro Boy. "Gangor the Monster," script by Fred Fredericks (?); An indestructible, centipede-like monster threatens to destroy the world—unless Astro Boy can stop him. "Attack of the Mud People," script by Fred Fredericks (?); Astro Boy battles Mud People. Astro Boy pinup on the back cover, same as the front minus the lettering. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

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    Published Sep 1962 by DC.

    Auction Item: Atom (1962) 2 VG 4.0

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    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. "The Oddest Man on Earth!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson; Ray Palmer meets Mister Odd, who appears to be a catalyst for odd occurrences. "The Prisoners Who Vanished!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson; The Atom ends up foiling the plans of Carl Ballard again, even though Carl has discovered a way to use Europium for teleportation. Letter to the editor from comic artist Dave Cockrum. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Published Nov 1962 by DC.

    Auction Item: Atom (1962) 3 VG 4.0

    Starts Jul 31

    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: Atom Age Combat (1958 St. John) 1 GD- 1.8

    • Water damage.
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    Second St. John series (though the indicia says "Vol. 1 # 1"); picked up by Fago issues # 2 & 3. Stories include "Atom Age Combat," "On Target," "Old Letherneck," "Who Says," and "I, Sage." Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 3 GD 2.0

    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Slight color touch. Small cover-to-cover punctures.
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    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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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 7 FR 1.0

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    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 Sep 1965 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 20 CGC 6.0

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0296480002
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Wally Wood. "Vengeance Is Ours!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Wally Wood; After jumping over the edge last issue, the Avengers have very little time to rescue Captain America, but with quick thinking they manage it; The Swordsman is outraged and attacks them. During the battle he starts to vanish mysteriously; He awakens in the lair of the Mandarin; The Mandarin allies himself with the Swordsman, giving him a more powerful sword; He then creates an image of Iron Man which he sends to the Avengers, vouching for the Swordsman's membership; Once in the Avengers HQ he plants bombs to destroy them; He later has a change of heart and tries to remove the bombs, but is caught by Captain America, who believes he is attaching them. Avengers Roll Call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Cameo by Iron Man. Reprinted in Marvel Triple Action #14. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 23 VG 4.0

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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by John Romita. "Once an Avenger!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by John Romita; Kang takes note that Steve Rogers is no longer an Avenger and easily defeats and captures the remaining three members; Cap comes to the rescue but is beaten too. Kang seems invincible! Avengers Roll Call: Captain America (returns to Avengers this issue), Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Villain: Kang. Guest appearances by Princess Ravonna (first appearance) and Carelius (first appearance). Reprinted in Marvel Triple Action #17. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Published Jan 1966 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 24 CGC 6.0

    • Paper: Off white to white
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    • Label #0266056030
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. "From the Ashes of Defeat - !", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Dick Ayers; Kang's troops advance on the city as Kang escapes; Although hopeless, the Avengers decide to put up a fight against the never-ending army; Quicksilver is put out of action by a stray blast while trying to help a mother and child; The rest of the Avengers battle on but are eventually overwhelmed and captured; Although Kang's law states that monarchs conquered are to be executed, Kang wants to marry Ravonna; Meanwhile, Quicksilver is nursed back to health by the mother he saved; The rest of the generals led by Baltag rebel against Kang and try to assassinate him; Kang is then forced to team up with Captain America, Hawkeye and the Scarlet Witch to save Ravonna and liberate her civilization. Avengers Roll Call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Guest appearance by Princess Ravonna and Carelius. Reprinted in Marvel Triple Action #18. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 25 VG 4.0

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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. "Enter... Dr. Doom!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Dick Ayers; Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver recieve a letter from their Aunt in Latveria and decide to visit her; When they arrive they are jailed and discover it is a trap set up by Doctor Doom, who decides defeating the Avengers will instill fear in to the Fantastic Four,making them easy to defeat; The Fantastic Four attempt to assist the Avengers, but are not allowed, as interference could spark an international incident; Nevertheless, the Avengers escape and fight Doom to a standstill, where he causes a diversion and escapes. Avengers roll call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Guest appearance by the Fantastic Four. Letter to the editor from writer Steve Utley. Reprinted in Marvel Triple Action #19. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 55 GD 2.0

    Starts Jul 31

    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 Sep 1968 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 56 FN+ 6.5

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    Cover pencils by John Buscema, inks by George Klein. "Death Be Not Proud!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by John Buscema, inks by George Klein; The Avengers meet Captain America in an old castle; Inside they find Doctor Doom's Time Machine; The Wasp stays behind to operate it and the rest of the Avengers go back in time to Bucky's death in order to see if he actually survives; They appear in the past in spirit forms, unable to do anything but watch; They see Baron Zemo with a humanoid he created. Captain America and Bucky smash through the window and attack; They are beaten and strapped to a bomb; Meanwhile the Wasp falls asleep in the future, causing the Avengers to appear in a solid form in the past; They battle Zemo and the Humanoids. Avengers roll call: Hawkeye, Goliath, the Wasp, and the Black Panther. Letter to the editor from writer Peter Sanderson. 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

    Starts Jul 31

    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.