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  • Item #41505806
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    Published May 1959 by DC.

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

    • Paper: Off white
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    • Label #0242587004
    Starts Apr 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 #42755963
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    Published May 1959 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 252 CGC 1.0

    • Paper: Brittle
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Spine of cover completely split and re-attached with tape. Cover and centerfold detached.
    • Label #0268913001
    Starts Apr 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 #42755789
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    Published May 1960 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 264 VG- 3.5

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Superman Bizarro!", script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Captured by the Bizarros on Bizarro World, Superman is sentenced to be turned into a Bizarro himself; He dreams what it would be like if the sentence was carried out. 2/3-page Ollie story by Henry Boltinoff. "Supergirl Gets Adopted!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; Linda has to scheme to prevent herself from being adopted to protect her secret identity; She spends 30 days with the Wilkins. One-page Professor Eureka story by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #42245747
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    Published Jul 1960 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 266 GD- 1.8

    Starts Mar 27

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "Captive of the Amazons," script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Princess Jena from the planet Adoria comes to Earth and tricks Superman into returning to Adoria with her, where she forces him to marry her. One-page Jerry the Jitterbug story by Henry Boltinoff. "The World's Mightiest Cat!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; Streaky again becomes super-powered and nobody believes the things Paul sees him perform. Supermen of America ad. Green Lantern ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #42755702
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    Published Nov 1960 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 270 VG- 3.5

    • 2-1/4" tear in back cover from bottom of spine.
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Old Man of Metropolis!", script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Forte; Superman inadvertently smashes through the time barrier into the future - but emerges as an old man with no super powers. "Supergirl's Busiest Day!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; With Superman on a space mission, Supergirl has a day full of emergencies to deal with. One-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. Supermen of America ad. Justice League of America ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #42755792
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    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 273 VG- 3.5

    • Water damage, centerfold detached at one staple.
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The World of Mr. Mxyzptlk!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Al Plastino; After yet another round of pranks from Mr. Mxyzptlk, Superman travels to the fifth dimensional world where Mxyzptlk lives to perform pranks on him. Hawkman ad. One-page Ollie story by Henry Boltinoff. One-page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. Supermen of America ad. Pick a New Hair Style for Linda (Supergirl) Lee! Supergirl stars in "The Supergirl of Two Worlds!" Statement of ownership - average paid circulation 458,000. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #42755705
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    Published Nov 1961 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 282 VG+ 4.5

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    Last 10-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "Superman's Toughest Day!", script by Bill Finger, art by Al Plastino; A day in Superman's life. His Clark Kent robot has to avoid showing the damage to his hands while on a date with Lois. One-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. One-page Sagebrush Sam story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Supergirl of Tomorrow!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; Using a time machine, a powerless Supergirl travels to the future, where her powers return and she frees humanity from the tyrannical reign of the Clan of Censors. One-page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #42755708
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    Published Oct 1962 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 293 FN+ 6.5

    • Restored (see item notes)
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. "The Feud Between Superman and Clark Kent!", script by Edmond Hamilton, art by Al Plastino; Red Kryptonite causes Clark and Superman to be split into two separate beings, but Superman tries to take steps to prevent them from being reunited when the effect wears off. Ad for the Atom. One-page Private Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Secret Origin of Supergirl's Super-Horse!", script by Leo Dorfman, art by Jim Mooney; Comet telepathically tells Supergirl how he was originally human, and loved by the sorceress Circe, until a jealous rival caused him to be changed into a horse. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #42755813
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    Published May 1965 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 324 FN+ 6.5

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. "The Secret Life of Clark Kent!", script by Leo Dorfmanm, art by Al Plastino; Clark Kent accidentally discovers Crater Valley, where a Quaker colony has lived in seclusion since the eighteenth century. Superman ad. "The Black Magic of Supergirl!", script by Leo Dorfman, art by Jim Mooney; Supergirl acquires the Satan Ring, which allows her to perform three deeds of black magic, but the price of using it will turn her into a demon. Superboy ad. Supermen of America ad. Letter to the editor from comics writer Cary Bates. Rocky and Bullwinkle star in a one-page Cheerios ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #42755717
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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 236 VG 4.0

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Clark Kent's Super-Dad, script by Jerry Coleman, art by John Sikela; Pa Kent gains super-powers and goes into action as Strongman. Hy Wire humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Iceberg of Doom starring Aquaman, script by Otto Binder, art by Ramona Fradon. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #42755795
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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 241 GD 2.0

    • Interior oxidation, heavy water damage with color loss to front cover.
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Super-Outlaw of Smallville starring Superboy, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye; an outlaw plans to sell a box containing super powers. The Queen Arrow starring Green Arrow, script by France Herron, art by George Papp; first appearance of Queen Arrow, a female version of Green Arrow. So You Want to Become a Capitol Page Boy article. Ollie humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Mutiny Against Aquaman, script by Jack Miller, art by Ramona Fradon. The Disappearing Glass Trick--Learn a Bit of Magic activity page. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #42755798
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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 244 VG 4.0

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Poorest Family in Smallville starring Superboy, script by Alvin Schwartz, art by John Sikela; Ma and Pa Kent are poverty stricken. Ad for Sgt. Bilko, Bob Hope, Jerry Lewis, and Jackie Gleason. Little Pete humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Mysteries in Space fact page by Mort Drucker. A Medal for Roy starring Green Arrow, script by George Kashdan, art by George Papp. Jerry Jitterbug humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Copy Cat Creature starring Aquaman, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Ramona Fradon. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #42755837
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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 264 VG 4.0

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Helpless Hero, script by Otto Binder, art by George Papp; a boy from another planet schemes to take Superboy's place by causing all his powers to go haywire. Aquaman and His Sea-Policeman, art by Ramona Fradon; Aquaman helps out a city whose streets are all canals. Varsity Vic humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Green Arrow Robin Hood!, art by Lee Elias; Green Arrow goes back in time and takes Robin Hood's place. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #42114416
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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 275 VG- 3.5

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team!, script by Jerry Coleman, art by George Papp; The Wayne family moves to Smallville and young Bruce Wayne assumes the identity of the Flying Fox, helping Superboy fight crime. House ad for Superman Annual #1. Champion of the World starring Congorilla, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman; Congo Bill and his gorilla alter ego help a boxer regain his self-confidence in the ring. The Interplanetary Mission! starring Aquaman, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Ramona Fradon. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #42755840
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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 284 FN 6.0

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Clark Kent Goes to Reform School, pencils by Curt Swan; Red K makes Clark Kent forget he's Superboy. The Charge of Aquaman's Sea Soldiers, script by Jack Miller, art by Jim Mooney; Aquaman and Aqualad stop Professor Enos Snark who is supplying pirates with technology to help them to rob ships. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #42755843
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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 294 FN- 5.5

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. Dial M for Monster, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Al Plastino; Aliens from Xnor come to visit Earth as tourists and are very annoying. Tricksy humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Halloween Pranks of the Bizarro-Supermen--Tales of the Bizarro World, script by Jerry Siegel, art by John Forte; On Bizarro world, it's the adults who wear masks and play pranks on Halloween; But when Bizarro No. 1 plays cruel tricks on him, Bizarro Krypto searches for a better companion; 1st Bizarro Marilyn Monroe, Bizarro President John F. Kennedy, and Bizarro Jerry Lewis. 36 pages. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #41483399
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    Auction Item: Adventures of Jerry Lewis (1957) 61 FN- 5.5

    Starts Mar 27

    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.

  • Item #42114467
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    Auction Item: All American Men of War (1952) 69 FN- 5.5

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    "Bazooka Hill" (a Killer Tank story with art by Joe Kubert), "Somewhere Upstairs" (art by Mort Drucker), and "Nothing Works!" Edited by Robert Kanigher. Cover by Joe Kubert. Stories by Robert Kanigher, Joe Kubert, Morris Waldinger, Tom Nicolisi, Bob Haney, Mort Drucker, Bob Haney, and Mort Drucker. 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 #42519917
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 17 CGC 5.5

    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1216696015
    Starts Apr 3

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Second appearance of the Green Goblin in The Return of the Green Goblin!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Spider-Man attends a fan club meeting organized by Flash Thompson, but the Green Goblin crashes the meeting; Fortunately the Human Torch is in attendance to help Spider-Man; During the battle Spider-Man finds out that Aunt May is in the hospital and he leaves, causing everyone to believe that he is a coward. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 12 and 155. Letter to the editor by comics writer Doug Moench. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #40585760
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 19 FN- 5.5

    Starts Apr 3

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Spidey Strikes Back!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Sandman and the Enforcers capture the Human Torch; When Spider-Man questions a stool pigeon and learns of this he comes to the aid of the Human Torch. Second appearance of Ned Leeds (future Hobgolin) in this issue (first time his name is revealed). Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 14 and 157. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #42880202
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 20 VG- 3.5

    Starts Apr 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 #42756416
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 20 GD- 1.8

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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.

  • Item #40585763
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 21 FN 6.0

    Starts Apr 3

    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.

  • Item #42880976
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 23 GD+ 2.5

    Starts Mar 27

    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) 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) 28 CGC 3.0

    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0104326007
    Starts Mar 27

    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) 32 VG+ 4.5

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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) 33 VG- 3.5

    Starts Mar 27

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. The Final Chapter!, script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), art by Steve Ditko; Trapped under a pile of rubble in an underwater base that is filling with water, Spidey has to use all of his strength and determination to break himself free as Aunt May's life hangs in the balance; Spidey escapes and takes down Doc Ock's goons so he can deliver a serum that will remove the radiation from his Aunt's system. One of Spidey's classic moments is captured in the first 5 pages as he struggles to escape from underneath tons of steel! Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 26 and 172. 32 pgs. $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 PGX 7.0

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    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 VG 4.0

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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.

  • Item #41496155
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 38 VG/FN 5.0

    Starts Apr 3

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Second appearance of Mary Jane (cameo; face not shown) in Just a Guy Named Joe!, script by Steve Ditko (Plot) and Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Average joe, Joe Smith, fails at being a fighter and tries his hand at acting; Dressed up as a robotic monster, he is zapped with electricity and chemicals which causes him to go on a violent spree against those who doubted his abilities; Meanwhile, Norman Osborn puts a price on Spidey's head and our hero is plagued with goons trying to bump him off; Pete narrowly misses meeting Mary Jane. This is Ditko's final issue of Spider-Man. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 177. 32 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 39 VF- 7.5

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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) 40 FN/VF 7.0

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    Cover by pencils by John Romita Sr., inks by Mike Esposito and John Romita Sr. (touch-ups). Green Goblin origin in Spidey Saves the Day!. script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita Sr., inks by Mike Esposito (as Mickey Demeo) and John Romita Sr. (touch-ups); Spider-Man battles the Green Goblin; While battling, an explosion erases the last several years of Norman Osborn's memory, reverting him to his pre-Green Goblin state. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 179. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 40 FN/VF 7.0

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    Starts Mar 27

    Cover by pencils by John Romita Sr., inks by Mike Esposito and John Romita Sr. (touch-ups). Green Goblin origin in Spidey Saves the Day!. script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita Sr., inks by Mike Esposito (as Mickey Demeo) and John Romita Sr. (touch-ups); Spider-Man battles the Green Goblin; While battling, an explosion erases the last several years of Norman Osborn's memory, reverting him to his pre-Green Goblin state. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 179. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 40 VG- 3.5

    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Slight color touch, heavy cover oxidation.
    Starts Mar 27

    Cover by pencils by John Romita Sr., inks by Mike Esposito and John Romita Sr. (touch-ups). Green Goblin origin in Spidey Saves the Day!. script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita Sr., inks by Mike Esposito (as Mickey Demeo) and John Romita Sr. (touch-ups); Spider-Man battles the Green Goblin; While battling, an explosion erases the last several years of Norman Osborn's memory, reverting him to his pre-Green Goblin state. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 179. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 41 CGC 7.0

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0274348002
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    Cover pencils by John Romita Sr., inks by Mike Esposito and John Romita (touch-ups). First appearance of the Rhino in The Horns of the Rhino!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita Sr., inks by Mike Esposito (as M. Demeo) and John Romita Sr. (touch-ups); The Rhino attempts to kidnap John Jameson to turn him over to foreign powers that want his secrets about the U.S. space program; Spider-Man manages to stop the Rhino. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 30 and 190. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 41 FN 6.0

    Starts Apr 3

    Cover pencils by John Romita Sr., inks by Mike Esposito and John Romita (touch-ups). First appearance of the Rhino in The Horns of the Rhino!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita Sr., inks by Mike Esposito (as M. Demeo) and John Romita Sr. (touch-ups); The Rhino attempts to kidnap John Jameson to turn him over to foreign powers that want his secrets about the U.S. space program; Spider-Man manages to stop the Rhino. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 30 and 190. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 42 CGC 6.0

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0293339002
    Starts Mar 27

    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.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 43 VF+ 8.5

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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) 43 VG/FN 5.0

    Starts Apr 3

    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) 48 VF 8.0

    Starts Apr 3

    Cover by John Romita Sr. The Wings of the Vulture!, script by Stan Lee, art by John Romita; Spider-Man searches the city for a trace of Kraven the Hunter; while searching, he gets a bad cold and goes home; Blackie Drago, a.k.a. the New Vulture, defeats Spider-Man and leaves him unconscious in a pile of snow. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 34 and 188. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 49 FN+ 6.5

    • Mild cover oxidation, dust shadow on back cover.
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    Cover by John Romita Sr. Sixth appearance of Kraven the Hunter, and second appearance of the new Vulture (Blackie Drago) in From the Depths of Defeat!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita, inks by Mike Esposito (uncredited); As Peter recovers from the injuries received in his fight with the new Vulture, he sees television coverage of a fight between the Vulture and Kraven and goes out to capture them. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 35 and 189. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 50 CGC 5.5

    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1214038001
    Starts Apr 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 4.0

    • Water spots on front cover.
    Starts Apr 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) 52 FN+ 6.5

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    Cover by John Romita Sr. First appearance of Joe (Robbie) Robertson in To Die A Hero!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita, inks by Mike Esposito (as Mickey Demeo); The Kingpin has an unconscious Spidey and J. Jonah Jameson sealed up tight in a watery deathtrap!; If they want to get out while still breathing, Jameson will have to wake Spider-Man up from his afternoon nap. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 37. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 52 VG+ 4.5

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    Current Bid $17.00
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    Cover by John Romita Sr. First appearance of Joe (Robbie) Robertson in To Die A Hero!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita, inks by Mike Esposito (as Mickey Demeo); The Kingpin has an unconscious Spidey and J. Jonah Jameson sealed up tight in a watery deathtrap!; If they want to get out while still breathing, Jameson will have to wake Spider-Man up from his afternoon nap. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 37. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 52 VG+ 4.5

    Starts Mar 27

    Cover by John Romita Sr. First appearance of Joe (Robbie) Robertson in To Die A Hero!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita, inks by Mike Esposito (as Mickey Demeo); The Kingpin has an unconscious Spidey and J. Jonah Jameson sealed up tight in a watery deathtrap!; If they want to get out while still breathing, Jameson will have to wake Spider-Man up from his afternoon nap. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 37. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 53 FN 6.0

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    Doctor Octopus. Story synopsis: Peter and Gwen are off to the Science Expo with Professor Warren to see the "nullifier," but unfortunately Dr. Octopus is there too. Only he isn't there to listen to the lecture, he's there to steal it! After putting up a good fight, Spider-Man finally gets the nullifier back, but not before slipping a spider tracer on Doc Ock. Doc Ock finds the tracer when he gets back to his lab and decides to set up a trap for Spidey, but come on, Spidey isn't gonna fall for it. Aunt May and Anna Watson put an ad in the paper looking for a boarder at their house. And guess who answers the ad? That's right, the one and only Otto Octavius. "Enter Dr. Octopus." Script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita Sr., inks by Mike Esposito as "Mickey Demeo." Romita cover. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 38. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 55 VG- 3.5

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    Story synopsis: Spidey is on a rampage - looking for Doc Ock ever since Aunt May collapsed. Meanwhile, Doc Ock is after the Nullifier again - and he finds it and uses it against Spider-Man with most unexpected results. Spidey can't remember who he is, but will he believe Dr. Octopus when the doc tells him they are on the same team??? "Doc Ock Wins." Script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita Sr., inks by Mike Esposito as "Mickey Demeo." Romita cover. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 40. Cover price $0.12.