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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 393 VF- 7.5

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Murphy Anderson. The Unwanted Supergirl! starring Supergirl, Dick Malverne, Professor Miles Morrison, Astra Allison, Superman, and Mr. Mxyzptlk, script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Win Mortimer, inks by Jack Abel. The Girl Who Knew Supergirl's Secrets! starring Supergirl, Jan Butler, Zor-El (flashback), and Dr. Alexander, script by E. Nelson Bridwell, art by Kurt Schaffenberger. The First Superman--Real Fact, script by Jack Schiff, Mort Weisinger, and George Kashdan, inks by Win Mortimer. A letter to the editor from Martin Pasko. Cover price $0.15.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 85 VG+ 4.5

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    Cover art by John Romita. The Secret of the Schemer!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita (layouts) and John Buscema, inks by Jim Mooney; Peter pulls a double switch to keep Captain Stacy and Gwendy from identifying him as Spider-Man; Spidey tracks down the Schemer but they both fall into the Kingpin's trap; The ensuing battle comes to an abrupt end when the Schemer is revealed to be Richard Fisk, the Kingpin's long lost son. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 66. 36 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 94 VG- 3.5

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    Cover by John Romita Sr. On Wings of Death!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita Sr., inks by Sal Buscema; Peter Parker thinks back to how he first got his powers, and his origin is retold; Spider-Man attempts to rescue Aunt May after she is kidnapped by the Beatle. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 75. 36 pgs., full color. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 100 VG 4.0

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    Cover pencils by John Romita, inks by Frank Giacoia. The Spider or the Man?, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia; Peter Parker concocts a potion to take away his powers forever; He passes out and wakes up with 6 arms. Cameos by the Green Goblin, the Kingpin, Doctor Octopus, the Vulture, the Lizard, and Captain Stacy. 32 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 119 FN+ 6.5

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    Cover by John Romita. "The Gentleman's Name Is... Hulk!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Romita, inks by John Romita and Tony Mortellaro; Peter visits Aunt May at her new home in Westchester, which is being guarded by gunmen of Doctor Octopus; He was asked to deliver an urgent telegram by Mrs. Watson; He is concerned as to the importance of Aunt May to Doc Octopus after he overhears a conversation by the guards; Peter excuses himself, heads back to his apartment to read the telegram, but runs into Harry and his father Norman; Harry appears sick and is whisked away by his father; Peter decides to head to Montreal, using the paper's resources to find out about the mysterious Mr. Rimbaud and gets involved in a fight with The Hulk; Green Goblin cameo. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 120 FN/VF 7.0

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    Cover by John Romita Sr. The Fight and The Fury!, script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Gil Kane and Paul Reinman (art assist), inks by John Romita and Tony Mortellaro; Peter Parker is in Montreal in response to a mysterious telegram to Aunt May; While he's there, Spider-Man battles the Hulk, with General Ross being a nuisance. Announcement of FOOM (Friends of Ol' Marvel) fan club with list of premiums and a mail-in coupon. Ad for the Dracula Lives magazine, art by Gene Colan. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 121 CGC 9.2

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    The Green Goblin kills Gwen Stacy in "The Night Gwen Stacy Died," a story that fans still talk about. It was the first big shocking death in comics (perhaps even ushering in the bronze age!). Script writer Gerry Conway is remembered by many as "the writer who killed Gwen" (even though obviously Stan Lee himself okayed a story of this significance). Gil Kane provides the unforgettable pencils, with inks by John Romita Sr. and Tony Mortellaro. Romita cover. The story continues in issue #122. (Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 98 and 192.) Cover price $0.20.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 129 VG+ 4.5

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    First appearances of the Punisher and the Jackal in "The Punisher Strikes Twice!" Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils by Ross Andru. Inks by Frank Giacoia and Dave Hunt (backgrounds). Cover by Gil Kane and John Romita. One of the landmark issues of the bronze age! The Punisher, the legendary gun-toting vigilante, makes his first appearance in the Marvel Universe! And his first target...is none other than your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! But before Frank Castle can locate the web-slinger, he needs directions from a mysterious new super-villain called the Jackal! Once the dastardly Jackal tells the sharpshooting anti-hero where to find the wall-crawler, the inaugural battle between the Punisher and the Amazing Spider-Man erupts! The first of many classic confrontations! Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Harry Osborn, Betty Brant, Joe Robertson, and J. Jonah Jameson. (Notes: The Punisher appears next in Amazing Spider-Man 134 (cameo) and 135. The letters page includes a letter from comics writer Ralph Macchio. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 106 and again in Marvel Tales 209.) 32 pages. 20 cent cover price. Cover price $0.20.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 135 FN+ 6.5

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    Cover by John Romita Sr. Second full appearance of the Punisher in "Shoot-Out in Central Park," script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Frank Giacoia; Spider-Man finds himself in a shoot-out with Tarantula and Punisher after saving a cruise ship from hijacking; Peters friends grow suspicious about his double identity; Harry Osborn discovers Peters spider suit! Letter to the editor from Steve Saffel. The letters page also has Marvel Value Stamp series A # 4: Thing (of the Fantastic Four). Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 112 and 211. 36 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 151 CGC 8.5

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    "Skirmish Beneath the Streets!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Len Wein. Pencils by Ross Andru. Inks by John Romita Sr., Mike Esposito, Frank Giacoia, and Dave Hunt (backgrounds). Cover by John Romita Sr. One of the best Spider-Man covers of the bronze age kicks off a new era for the wondrous wall-crawler! And JJJ begins the fun by hosting a party in honor of Ned and Betty's engagement! The flattop curmudgeon is in rare form and about to make a speech when the lights suddenly go out! What happened to the NYC power grid? Maybe it was a shock(er) to the system! The web-slinger descends into the sewers to find out! Appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Flash Thompson, Harry Osborn, Betty Brant, Ned Leeds, J. Jonah Jameson, and Joe Robertson. (Notes: In this issue Spider-Man disposes of his clone's body at the Brooklyn incinerating plant before attending Jonah's party. Thus ending the saga of the Spider-Clone. Or so Spidey and all his fans thought. The Shocker previously appeared in Amazing Spider-Man 72. The cover to this issue is a homage to the classic cover of Amazing Spider-Man 33. Len Wein begins his memorable two-and-a-half year run as the writer of the Amazing Spider-Man title. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 128.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.25.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 162 CGC 8.0

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    "Let the Punisher Fit the Crime!" Part 2 of 2. Guest-starring Nightcrawler and the Punisher. Script by Len Wein. Art by Ross Andru (breakdowns), Mike Esposito (finishes), and Dave Hunt (backgrounds). Cover by Ross Andru and John Romita. After a scuffle atop the Roosevelt Tramway; the Punisher, Nightcrawler, and Spider-Man come to a meeting of the minds! The trio realizes that none of them are the lethal sniper terrorizing the city! And they vow to catch the mysterious gunman before his next kill! Acting on a tip; the web-slinger, Punisher, and Nightcrawler converge on a street festival to smoke out the shooter! Can the heroes solve the killer's deadly puzzle? Or perhaps better stated...his Jigsaw puzzle? First appearances of Dr. Marla Madison and Jigsaw. Cameo appearances by Harry Osborn, Flash Thompson, Mary Jane Watson, and J. Jonah Jameson. (Notes: The Punisher appears next in Amazing Spider-Man 174. Jigsaw returns in Amazing Spider-Man 188. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 215.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.30.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 167 CGC 9.4

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    "Stalked by the Spider-Slayer!" Part 1 of 2. First appearance of Will-O'-the-Wisp. Script by Len Wein. Art by Ross Andru (breakdowns) and Mike Esposito (finishes). Cover by John Romita. With Dr. Marla Madison's new and improved spider-slayer, J. Jonah Jameson takes another run at capturing the wondrous wall-crawler! But in typical fashion, JJJ stumbles and bumbles in his attempt to subdue Spidey! In the meantime though, a new villain has come to New York City: Will-O'-the-Wisp! And the Wisp has unearthly electromagnetic powers! The spider-slayer is just the undercard for the amazing one! Will-O'-the-Wisp is the main event! First appearance of Dr. Bart Hamilton (aka the third Green Goblin). Cameo appearances by Aunt May, Anna Watson, Harry Osborn, Liz Allan, Flash Thompson, and Mary Jane Watson. (Note: The letters page includes a statement of ownership: average print run 555,709; average paid circulation 282,159.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.30.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 194 CGC 9.2

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    Starts Jul 3

    First appearance of the Black Cat in "Never Let The Black Cat Cross Your Path!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Keith Pollard (breakdowns) and Frank Giacoia (finishes). Cover by Al Milgrom. One of the landmark issues of the Amazing Spider-Man series! The dazzling debut of the Black Cat! The wall-crawler has spent the first 193 issues of his title chasing super-villains! But tonight he's going to kiss one instead! Wow! Does the web-slinger stand a chance against the beauty and charm of Felicia Hardy? Not when the alluring cat has his tongue! And maybe later his heart! A terrific issue! Cameo appearances by Aunt May, Betty Brant, Ned Leeds, Harry Osborn, Flash Thompson, Mysterio (in civilian clothes), and the burglar. (Notes: The Black Cat is the creative highlight of the Wolfman-Pollard run on the Amazing Spider-Man title. Dave Cockrum designed the cat's costume. The letters page includes an alternate cover (for issue 194) by Keith Pollard. It also includes an alternate cover to Spider-Woman 9 by Carmine Infantino. This two-part story was reprinted in the trade paperback: Spider-Man vs. the Black Cat (2005). Cover price $0.40.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 194 FN/VF 7.0

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    First appearance of the Black Cat in "Never Let The Black Cat Cross Your Path!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Keith Pollard (breakdowns) and Frank Giacoia (finishes). Cover by Al Milgrom. One of the landmark issues of the Amazing Spider-Man series! The dazzling debut of the Black Cat! The wall-crawler has spent the first 193 issues of his title chasing super-villains! But tonight he's going to kiss one instead! Wow! Does the web-slinger stand a chance against the beauty and charm of Felicia Hardy? Not when the alluring cat has his tongue! And maybe later his heart! A terrific issue! Cameo appearances by Aunt May, Betty Brant, Ned Leeds, Harry Osborn, Flash Thompson, Mysterio (in civilian clothes), and the burglar. (Notes: The Black Cat is the creative highlight of the Wolfman-Pollard run on the Amazing Spider-Man title. Dave Cockrum designed the cat's costume. The letters page includes an alternate cover (for issue 194) by Keith Pollard. It also includes an alternate cover to Spider-Woman 9 by Carmine Infantino. This two-part story was reprinted in the trade paperback: Spider-Man vs. the Black Cat (2005). Cover price $0.40.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 194 VG 4.0

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    First appearance of the Black Cat in "Never Let The Black Cat Cross Your Path!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Keith Pollard (breakdowns) and Frank Giacoia (finishes). Cover by Al Milgrom. One of the landmark issues of the Amazing Spider-Man series! The dazzling debut of the Black Cat! The wall-crawler has spent the first 193 issues of his title chasing super-villains! But tonight he's going to kiss one instead! Wow! Does the web-slinger stand a chance against the beauty and charm of Felicia Hardy? Not when the alluring cat has his tongue! And maybe later his heart! A terrific issue! Cameo appearances by Aunt May, Betty Brant, Ned Leeds, Harry Osborn, Flash Thompson, Mysterio (in civilian clothes), and the burglar. (Notes: The Black Cat is the creative highlight of the Wolfman-Pollard run on the Amazing Spider-Man title. Dave Cockrum designed the cat's costume. The letters page includes an alternate cover (for issue 194) by Keith Pollard. It also includes an alternate cover to Spider-Woman 9 by Carmine Infantino. This two-part story was reprinted in the trade paperback: Spider-Man vs. the Black Cat (2005). Cover price $0.40.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 194 GD+ 2.5

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    First appearance of the Black Cat in "Never Let The Black Cat Cross Your Path!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Keith Pollard (breakdowns) and Frank Giacoia (finishes). Cover by Al Milgrom. One of the landmark issues of the Amazing Spider-Man series! The dazzling debut of the Black Cat! The wall-crawler has spent the first 193 issues of his title chasing super-villains! But tonight he's going to kiss one instead! Wow! Does the web-slinger stand a chance against the beauty and charm of Felicia Hardy? Not when the alluring cat has his tongue! And maybe later his heart! A terrific issue! Cameo appearances by Aunt May, Betty Brant, Ned Leeds, Harry Osborn, Flash Thompson, Mysterio (in civilian clothes), and the burglar. (Notes: The Black Cat is the creative highlight of the Wolfman-Pollard run on the Amazing Spider-Man title. Dave Cockrum designed the cat's costume. The letters page includes an alternate cover (for issue 194) by Keith Pollard. It also includes an alternate cover to Spider-Woman 9 by Carmine Infantino. This two-part story was reprinted in the trade paperback: Spider-Man vs. the Black Cat (2005). Cover price $0.40.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 195 VF 8.0

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    "Nine Lives of the Black Cat!" Part 2 of 2. Second appearance of the Black Cat. Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Keith Pollard (breakdowns) and many hands (finishes). Cover by Keith Pollard and Al Milgrom. The Black Cat successfully breaks her father out of prison! And leaves the Spectacular Spider-Man lying in the rubble with a broken arm! What a stroke of bad luck for the web-slinger! However the wondrous wall-crawler is undeterred! And despite his wounded wing, the amazing one tracks down the mischievous cat several hours later! Will Spidey and Felicia end their game of cat & mouse on a friendly note...or a fatal one? Meanwhile, a telegram arrives at Peter Parker's apartment...and with it devastating news for Aunt May's nephew. Brief origin of the Black Cat. Cameo appearances by the Kingpin, Aunt May, Betty Brant, Ned Leeds, Harry Osborn, Flash Thompson, Mysterio (in civilian clothes), and the burglar. (Notes: The Black Cat returns in Amazing Spider-Man 204. The letters page includes a letter from comics historian Peter Sanderson.) Cover price $0.40.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 196 CBCS 9.6

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    • Label #263-AA-036
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    "Requiem!" Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Al Milgrom (layouts), Frank Giacoia (finishes), and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by Keith Pollard and Al Milgrom. With his world crashing down around him, the wall-crawler rushes to Restwell Nursing Home to see if his dear aunt is indeed dead. Sadly it appears so. A distraught Peter meets with the resident physician on staff, Dr. Ludwig Rinehart, to make final arrangements. The following day after a long talk with Joe Robertson, the web-slinger visits his childhood home in Queens and discovers it a shambles! And then he finally recalls who Dr. Ludwig Rinehart really is! Something is majorly amiss at Restwell Nursing Home! But before Spider-Man can solve the mystery, he must tend to an unscheduled appointment with a rather large NYC crime lord next issue! First appearance of Debra Whitman. Cameo appearances by Anna Watson, Flash Thompson, Sha Shan, Harry Osborn, and the Kingpin. 32 pages. Cover price $0.40.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 196 CBCS 9.6

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    • Label #263-AA-043
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    "Requiem!" Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Al Milgrom (layouts), Frank Giacoia (finishes), and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by Keith Pollard and Al Milgrom. With his world crashing down around him, the wall-crawler rushes to Restwell Nursing Home to see if his dear aunt is indeed dead. Sadly it appears so. A distraught Peter meets with the resident physician on staff, Dr. Ludwig Rinehart, to make final arrangements. The following day after a long talk with Joe Robertson, the web-slinger visits his childhood home in Queens and discovers it a shambles! And then he finally recalls who Dr. Ludwig Rinehart really is! Something is majorly amiss at Restwell Nursing Home! But before Spider-Man can solve the mystery, he must tend to an unscheduled appointment with a rather large NYC crime lord next issue! First appearance of Debra Whitman. Cameo appearances by Anna Watson, Flash Thompson, Sha Shan, Harry Osborn, and the Kingpin. 32 pages. Cover price $0.40.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 196 CBCS 9.6

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    "Requiem!" Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Al Milgrom (layouts), Frank Giacoia (finishes), and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by Keith Pollard and Al Milgrom. With his world crashing down around him, the wall-crawler rushes to Restwell Nursing Home to see if his dear aunt is indeed dead. Sadly it appears so. A distraught Peter meets with the resident physician on staff, Dr. Ludwig Rinehart, to make final arrangements. The following day after a long talk with Joe Robertson, the web-slinger visits his childhood home in Queens and discovers it a shambles! And then he finally recalls who Dr. Ludwig Rinehart really is! Something is majorly amiss at Restwell Nursing Home! But before Spider-Man can solve the mystery, he must tend to an unscheduled appointment with a rather large NYC crime lord next issue! First appearance of Debra Whitman. Cameo appearances by Anna Watson, Flash Thompson, Sha Shan, Harry Osborn, and the Kingpin. 32 pages. Cover price $0.40.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 196 CBCS 9.6

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    • Label #263-AA-007
    Starts May 15

    "Requiem!" Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Al Milgrom (layouts), Frank Giacoia (finishes), and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by Keith Pollard and Al Milgrom. With his world crashing down around him, the wall-crawler rushes to Restwell Nursing Home to see if his dear aunt is indeed dead. Sadly it appears so. A distraught Peter meets with the resident physician on staff, Dr. Ludwig Rinehart, to make final arrangements. The following day after a long talk with Joe Robertson, the web-slinger visits his childhood home in Queens and discovers it a shambles! And then he finally recalls who Dr. Ludwig Rinehart really is! Something is majorly amiss at Restwell Nursing Home! But before Spider-Man can solve the mystery, he must tend to an unscheduled appointment with a rather large NYC crime lord next issue! First appearance of Debra Whitman. Cameo appearances by Anna Watson, Flash Thompson, Sha Shan, Harry Osborn, and the Kingpin. 32 pages. Cover price $0.40.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 196 CBCS 9.6

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    Starts May 22

    "Requiem!" Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Al Milgrom (layouts), Frank Giacoia (finishes), and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by Keith Pollard and Al Milgrom. With his world crashing down around him, the wall-crawler rushes to Restwell Nursing Home to see if his dear aunt is indeed dead. Sadly it appears so. A distraught Peter meets with the resident physician on staff, Dr. Ludwig Rinehart, to make final arrangements. The following day after a long talk with Joe Robertson, the web-slinger visits his childhood home in Queens and discovers it a shambles! And then he finally recalls who Dr. Ludwig Rinehart really is! Something is majorly amiss at Restwell Nursing Home! But before Spider-Man can solve the mystery, he must tend to an unscheduled appointment with a rather large NYC crime lord next issue! First appearance of Debra Whitman. Cameo appearances by Anna Watson, Flash Thompson, Sha Shan, Harry Osborn, and the Kingpin. 32 pages. Cover price $0.40.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 196 CBCS 9.6

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    • Label #263-AA-034
    Starts May 29

    "Requiem!" Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Al Milgrom (layouts), Frank Giacoia (finishes), and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by Keith Pollard and Al Milgrom. With his world crashing down around him, the wall-crawler rushes to Restwell Nursing Home to see if his dear aunt is indeed dead. Sadly it appears so. A distraught Peter meets with the resident physician on staff, Dr. Ludwig Rinehart, to make final arrangements. The following day after a long talk with Joe Robertson, the web-slinger visits his childhood home in Queens and discovers it a shambles! And then he finally recalls who Dr. Ludwig Rinehart really is! Something is majorly amiss at Restwell Nursing Home! But before Spider-Man can solve the mystery, he must tend to an unscheduled appointment with a rather large NYC crime lord next issue! First appearance of Debra Whitman. Cameo appearances by Anna Watson, Flash Thompson, Sha Shan, Harry Osborn, and the Kingpin. 32 pages. Cover price $0.40.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 200 VF 8.0

    Starts May 1

    "The Spider and the Burglar...A Sequel" Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Keith Pollard (breakdowns) and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by John Romita. It's the bicentennial issue of the Amazing Spider-Man! And the web-slinger is going back, all the way back, to the days of Amazing Fantasy 15 to once again confront the criminal that murdered his Uncle Ben! But this time Peter Parker will have to stop the killer without his spider powers! Given a second chance, can the wall-crawler right the wrongs from the past and save his beloved Aunt May? Emotions run at an all-time high for your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! Brief retelling of Spider-Man's origin. Cameo appearance by Anna Watson. Final appearance of the burglar. Flashback cameo by Ben Parker. (Note: Stan Lee scripts the final page of the story.) Cover price $0.75.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 226 CGC 9.6

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    "But the Cat Came Back" Part 1 of 2. Script by Roger Stern. Art by John Romita Jr. (breakdowns) and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by John Romita Jr. and Al Milgrom. Because the fans demanded her, the Black Cat is back! And flirting and fighting with the web-slinger all over again! After Felicia escapes from the psychiatric hospital, she resumes her high-dollar heists! But soon realizes that it's not as much fun without Spider-Man chasing her! So the cat burglar extraordinaire arranges an evening rendezvous with her favorite wall-crawler at their first date location (from Amazing Spider-Man 194). Will the enchanting cat mesmerize the Spectacular Spider-Man once more? Or can the web-slinger resist her feline charms? An excellent issue! Cameo appearances by the Foolkiller and Captain Jean DeWolff. (Notes: This was a highly anticipated issue for fans of the wall-crawler; and Stern & Romita Jr. did not disappoint. The Black Cat previously appeared in Amazing Spider-Man 205. This story was reprinted in Spider-Man Megazine 2 and also in the trade paperback: Spider-Man vs. the Black Cat (2005). The back cover features a full-page ad for Dungeons & Dragons with art by Bill Willingham.) Cover price $0.60.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 238B VG/FN 5.0

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    IMPORTANT: Issue 238B DOES NOT come with Lakeside Skin Tattooz insert. First appearance of the Hobgoblin in "Shadow of Evils Past!" Script by Roger Stern. Art by John Romita Jr. (breakdowns) and John Romita Sr. (finishes). Cover by John Romita Jr. and John Romita Sr. One of the landmark issues of the Amazing Spider-Man! And the beginning of the long secret identity mystery of the Hobgoblin! After escaping from the web-slinger, a bank robber stumbles upon an underground hideout of the (deceased) Green Goblin! Not knowing what to do with his discovery, the small-time hood shows the secret lair to an underworld associate! Unfortunately for the wondrous wall-crawler, the devious associate knows exactly what to do: resurrect the Green Goblin...with a twist! And a short time later a new super-villain is born! The Hobgoblin! Cameo appearance by Mary Jane Watson. Flashback cameo by Norman Osborn (aka the Green Goblin). (Notes: The secret identity of the original Hobgoblin takes many twists and turns over the next decade. Who actually operates as the Hobgoblin in this issue is revealed in the Spider-Man: Hobgoblin Lives (1997) Limited Series (written by Roger Stern). This issue was reprinted in Marvel Tales 257 and also in the 1992 trade paperback: the Amazing Spider-Man -- Origin of the Hobgoblin.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.60.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 239 CGC 9.0

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    "Now Strikes the Hobgoblin!" Second appearance of the Hobgoblin. Script by Roger Stern. Art by John Romita Jr. (breakdowns) and Frank Giacoia (finishes). Cover by John Romita Jr. and Al Milgrom. It's the first fight between the Hobgoblin and the Amazing Spider-Man! And the all-out action begins after the web-slinger bumps into the new goblin at one of Norman Osborn's old hideouts! Spidey is very familiar with the goblin's bag of tricks! But the overmatched Hobgoblin doesn't have any idea about the wall-crawler's speed, strength, and agility! Is the Hobgoblin's criminal career going to be over before it even starts? An outstanding issue! Cameo appearances by Harry Osborn, Madame Web, Captain DeWolff, and the Black Cat. (Notes: The Hobgoblin returns in Amazing Spider-Man 244. This issue was reprinted in Marvel Tales 258.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.60.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 252 CGC 9.6

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    First appearance of Spider-Man's new black (alien symbiote) costume in "Homecoming!" Plot by Roger Stern. Script by Tom DeFalco. Pencils by Ron Frenz (breakdowns) and Brett Breeding (finishes). Cover by Ron Frenz and Klaus Janson. One of the landmark issues of the Amazing Spider-Man! With a brilliant flash of light in Central Park, the wondrous wall-crawler is back! And he looks a whole lot different! Wow, a new costume! What happened during the Secret Wars on the Beyonder's world? The ominous truth will be revealed to both the readers and the web-slinger in the days and weeks ahead! Cameo appearances by the Black Cat, Dr. Curt Connors, J. Jonah Jameson, Joe Robertson , Aunt May, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Thor, and the Wasp. (Notes: Marvel Age 12 contained sketches of the new costume two months prior to the publication of this issue. Spidey's new costume was also unveiled in Marvel Team-Up 141 and Spectacular Spider-Man 90. The first issue of the (1984) Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Limited Series was published the same month as Amazing Spider-Man 252. The web-slinger discovers his new costume in issue 8 of the limited series. The Frenz-Janson cover is a tribute to the iconic cover of Amazing Fantasy 15. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 266. Cover price $0.60.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 252 CGC 8.5

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    First appearance of Spider-Man's new black (alien symbiote) costume in "Homecoming!" Plot by Roger Stern. Script by Tom DeFalco. Pencils by Ron Frenz (breakdowns) and Brett Breeding (finishes). Cover by Ron Frenz and Klaus Janson. One of the landmark issues of the Amazing Spider-Man! With a brilliant flash of light in Central Park, the wondrous wall-crawler is back! And he looks a whole lot different! Wow, a new costume! What happened during the Secret Wars on the Beyonder's world? The ominous truth will be revealed to both the readers and the web-slinger in the days and weeks ahead! Cameo appearances by the Black Cat, Dr. Curt Connors, J. Jonah Jameson, Joe Robertson , Aunt May, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Thor, and the Wasp. (Notes: Marvel Age 12 contained sketches of the new costume two months prior to the publication of this issue. Spidey's new costume was also unveiled in Marvel Team-Up 141 and Spectacular Spider-Man 90. The first issue of the (1984) Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Limited Series was published the same month as Amazing Spider-Man 252. The web-slinger discovers his new costume in issue 8 of the limited series. The Frenz-Janson cover is a tribute to the iconic cover of Amazing Fantasy 15. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 266. Cover price $0.60.

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    First appearance of Spider-Man's new black (alien symbiote) costume in "Homecoming!" Plot by Roger Stern. Script by Tom DeFalco. Pencils by Ron Frenz (breakdowns) and Brett Breeding (finishes). Cover by Ron Frenz and Klaus Janson. One of the landmark issues of the Amazing Spider-Man! With a brilliant flash of light in Central Park, the wondrous wall-crawler is back! And he looks a whole lot different! Wow, a new costume! What happened during the Secret Wars on the Beyonder's world? The ominous truth will be revealed to both the readers and the web-slinger in the days and weeks ahead! Cameo appearances by the Black Cat, Dr. Curt Connors, J. Jonah Jameson, Joe Robertson , Aunt May, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Thor, and the Wasp. (Notes: Marvel Age 12 contained sketches of the new costume two months prior to the publication of this issue. Spidey's new costume was also unveiled in Marvel Team-Up 141 and Spectacular Spider-Man 90. The first issue of the (1984) Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Limited Series was published the same month as Amazing Spider-Man 252. The web-slinger discovers his new costume in issue 8 of the limited series. The Frenz-Janson cover is a tribute to the iconic cover of Amazing Fantasy 15. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 266. Cover price $0.60.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 252 VG- 3.5

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    First appearance of Spider-Man's new black (alien symbiote) costume in "Homecoming!" Plot by Roger Stern. Script by Tom DeFalco. Pencils by Ron Frenz (breakdowns) and Brett Breeding (finishes). Cover by Ron Frenz and Klaus Janson. One of the landmark issues of the Amazing Spider-Man! With a brilliant flash of light in Central Park, the wondrous wall-crawler is back! And he looks a whole lot different! Wow, a new costume! What happened during the Secret Wars on the Beyonder's world? The ominous truth will be revealed to both the readers and the web-slinger in the days and weeks ahead! Cameo appearances by the Black Cat, Dr. Curt Connors, J. Jonah Jameson, Joe Robertson , Aunt May, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Thor, and the Wasp. (Notes: Marvel Age 12 contained sketches of the new costume two months prior to the publication of this issue. Spidey's new costume was also unveiled in Marvel Team-Up 141 and Spectacular Spider-Man 90. The first issue of the (1984) Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Limited Series was published the same month as Amazing Spider-Man 252. The web-slinger discovers his new costume in issue 8 of the limited series. The Frenz-Janson cover is a tribute to the iconic cover of Amazing Fantasy 15. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 266. Cover price $0.60.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 265A VF 8.0

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    First printing of "After the Fox!" First appearance of Silver Sable. Script by Tom DeFalco. Pencils by Ron Frenz. Inks by Joe Rubinstein. Cover by Ron Frenz and Joe Rubinstein. The Black Fox is on the run! But it's not the Spectacular Spider-Man who's chasing him! It's Silver Sable! An adventurer for hire from the European country of Symkaria! Silver Sable and her Wild Pack pursue the fox through the streets of Manhattan and then later corner him on the waterfront! However, the aging international jewel thief has a wall-crawling guardian angel! Down on the docks, the sparks fly as the web-slinger gives Silver Sable a lesson in diplomacy...superhero-style! Second appearance of the Black Fox. Cameo appearances by Aunt May, Mary Jane Watson, Harry Osborn, Liz Osborn, and Normie Osborn. (Notes: Silver Sable appears next in Amazing Spider-Man 279. The Black Fox returns in Web of Spider-Man 14. There is a second printing of this issue published in 1992. The second printing features a gray cover and a yellow dog ear touting the first appearance of Silver Sable. This story was also reprinted in Marvel Tales 277.) Cover price $0.65.

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    Auction Item: Amazing World of DC Comics (1974) 12 FN+ 6.5

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    This issue includes the following: a piece on science fiction in comics; "Earth After Disaster" by Paul Levitz; an interview with Mike Grell; "The Alien Among Us" (a previously unpublished Weird War Tales story) by Jack Oleck and Mike Grell; "Confessions of an Overage Comic Book Fanatic" by Michael L. Fleischer; and more. Cover by Mike Grell. Cover price $1.50.

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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 100 VG- 3.5

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    Cover by Barry Windsor-Smith. This landmark 100th issue features everyone who has previously been an Avenger. "Whatever Gods There Be!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Barry Windsor-Smith, inks by Windsor-Smith (pages 1-6, 12), Joe Sinnott (pages 7-11, 13, 14) and Syd Shores (pages 15-23); Bringing warning of impending doom, an amnesiac Hercules is captured by Ares, prompting the Avengers to call out for aid from all their members, past and present. Traveling to the Black Knight's castle for aid, all the members arrive, including the Hulk who is convinced to join their fight. The group enters the Black Knight's castle where in the basement Dane summons the spirit of his ancestor, the original Black Knight, who reveals to them the chain of events that brought all of them together; The group splits in two, one group remaining on Earth to battle any Olympian invaders, and the other to travel to Olympus to free Hercules and stop Ares. Avengers roll call: Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, the Scarlet Witch, and the Vision. Guest starring the Hulk, Ant-Man, the Black Knight, the Black Panther, Hercules, and the Swordsman. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 112 CGC 7.5

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    "The Lion God Lives!" First appearance of Mantis. Script by Steve Englehart. Pencils by Don Heck. Inks by Frank Rolle. Cover by Don Heck. A mob of African protesters gathers outside Avengers Mansion and demands that the Black Panther return to his native Wakanda! When T'Challa goes outside to talk, he's kidnapped by their leader, the Lion God! Then the mob disperses and the Avengers are left wondering what just happened! However several hours later, the Lion God returns to the mansion and the no-holds-barred battle begins! Unfortunately, Earth's Mightiest Heroes fall one-by-one until only the Avengers' resident god remains! Can the Mighty Thor bring down the thunder and lightning and silence the Lion God's roar? Meanwhile on the other side of the globe, a mysterious couple makes plans to travel to the United States and join the Avengers. Cameo appearances by Mantis and the Swordsman. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Black Widow, Captain America, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Thor, and the Vision. 32 pages Cover price $0.20.

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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 112 VG 4.0

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    "The Lion God Lives!" First appearance of Mantis. Script by Steve Englehart. Pencils by Don Heck. Inks by Frank Rolle. Cover by Don Heck. A mob of African protesters gathers outside Avengers Mansion and demands that the Black Panther return to his native Wakanda! When T'Challa goes outside to talk, he's kidnapped by their leader, the Lion God! Then the mob disperses and the Avengers are left wondering what just happened! However several hours later, the Lion God returns to the mansion and the no-holds-barred battle begins! Unfortunately, Earth's Mightiest Heroes fall one-by-one until only the Avengers' resident god remains! Can the Mighty Thor bring down the thunder and lightning and silence the Lion God's roar? Meanwhile on the other side of the globe, a mysterious couple makes plans to travel to the United States and join the Avengers. Cameo appearances by Mantis and the Swordsman. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Black Widow, Captain America, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Thor, and the Vision. 32 pages Cover price $0.20.

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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 144 VG 4.0

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    "Claws!" Part 4 of 7. First appearance of Hellcat. Script by Steve Englehart. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Mike Esposito. Cover by Gil Kane and Frank Giacoia. The Avengers are free inside the Brand Corporation's Long Island facility! However, it doesn't take long for Hugh Jones and Buzz Baxter to locate them and activate the plant's internal military-grade weapons! During the missile attack, the Avengers are forced to split up. The Beast, Vision, and Scarlet Witch go one way...and Captain America, Iron Man, and Patsy Walker go another! When Shell-head comes across the former uniform of the Cat, the shield-slinger gets an idea! And in a dazzling transformation...Patsy Walker becomes Hellcat! The Avengers could use another hero on their side, because the rematch with Doctor Spectrum, the Golden Archer, Hyperion, Lady Lark, and the Whizzer is coming up fast! An excellent issue! The story (part 5) continues in Avengers 147. Origin of Patsy Walker. Cameo appearances by the Two-Gun Kid, Hawkeye, Moondragon, and Thor. Flashback cameos by the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, and Tigra. (Notes: The letters page includes letters from comics writer Peter Gillis and comics writer Mary Jo Duffy, respectively. The letters page also contains Marvel Value Stamp series B #39 Thor by Jack Kirby.) Cover price $0.25.

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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 181 CGC 9.0

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    "On the Matter of Heroes!" Part 1 of 2. Written by David Michelinie. Art by John Byrne (breakdowns) and Gene Day (finishes). Cover by George Perez and Terry Austin. A new era for 'Earth's Mightiest Heroes' begins, and the first order of business is selecting the seven members of the new roster. But this time the federal government is going to help the Avengers choose! Peter Gyrich announces the selections: the Beast, Captain America, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Vision, Wasp,...and the Falcon! Hold on, is the Falcon even an avenger? That's what Hawkeye would like to know! Meanwhile, the old man from Vladivostok, Django Maximoff, finally arrives in New York City. And the lives of Pietro and Wanda will never be the same again. Cameo appearances by the Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, Black Widow, Hercules, and Moondragon. Note: John Byrne begins his 1-year stint as the regular artist on the series. Note: First appearance of Scott Lang (the second Ant-Man). Cover price $0.35.

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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 185 CGC 9.8

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    "The Yesterday Quest!" Part 1 of 3. Plot by Mark Gruenwald and Steven Grant. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by John Byrne. Inks by Dan Green. Cover by George Perez and Terry Austin. Ever since their first appearance in Uncanny X-Men 4 many years ago, the origin of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch has been a mystery to both comic readers and the siblings alike. After Wanda and Pietro arrive in Transia with Django Maximoff, clues to the twins' birthplace and birth parents begin to emerge. Modred the Mystic, the Darkhold, Bova the cow-woman, the High Evolutionary's former citadel, and Wundagore Mountain are all pieces to the puzzle. And the truth seems to lie at the top of the mountain. But there's something else at the top of Wundagore Mountain. Something ancient, something evil. Cameo appearance by Bova. Flashback cameos by Robert Frank, Madeline Frank, and the Toad. Avengers Lineup: Beast, Captain America, Falcon, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Jocasta, Ms. Marvel, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Vision, and the Wasp. (Notes: Mark Gruenwald's participation in this three-part story was an indication of the storyline's importance to the continuity of the Marvel Universe. Modred previously appeared in Marvel Two-in-One 33. This issue includes a full-page ad for the Man-Thing's guest appearance in Micronauts 7.) 32 pages Cover price $0.40.

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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 187 CGC 9.8

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    "The Call of the Mountain Thing!" Part 3 of 3. Plot by Mark Gruenwald and Steven Grant. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by John Byrne. Inks by Dan Green. Cover by John Byrne and Terry Austin. One of the classic Avengers issues of the bronze age! Chthon has possessed the Scarlet Witch! And now Wanda is wreaking havoc across Central Europe! Six avengers are on the way to help Quicksilver, but the likes of Thor, Iron Man, and the Vision are not among them! Does this group of avengers have the raw power to defeat Modred the Mystic and Chthon? After the Falcon, Wasp, Ms. Marvel, Wonder Man, and Cap fall to the elder demon; the end of the world appears close at hand! But the resourceful Hank McCoy finds a piece of Wundagore Mountain's history. And in stunning fashion, one of the knights of Wundagore rides again! Will the Beast lead the charge to an inspiring victory? Or will Chthon's master plan succeed? Avengers Assemble! Cameo appearance by Bova. Final appearance of Django Maximoff. Flashback cameos by Morgan Le Fey, Magnus, Magda, Agatha Harkness, and the High Evolutionary. Avengers Lineup: Beast, Captain America, Falcon, Ms. Marvel, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, the Wasp, and Wonder Man. (Notes: Uncanny X-Men 125 provides the final clue concerning the true identity of Pietro and Wanda's father. In the Vision and the Scarlet Witch Limited Series (1st series) issue 4, the long-awaited reunion between father (super-villain) and children (avengers) takes place. This three-part story was reprinted in 1994 in the trade paperback: The Yesterday Quest. The letters page includes a letter from comics editor Cat Yronwode.) 32 pages Cover price $0.40.

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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 195 VF- 7.5

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    "Assault on a Mind Cage!" Guest-starring Ant-Man. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Jack Abel and Dan Green. Cover by George Perez and Dan Green. The Wasp has taken it upon herself to invade the Solomon Institute and find out what's going on inside! Unfortunately though, it's been several hours since anyone's heard from her! So Yellowjacket and Ant-Man (aka Scott Lang) infiltrate the institute, while the remaining avengers wait outside in the snow! The three insect-size heroes are having an easy time defeating all the guards in the asylum, but their fortunes dramatically change when the institute's head honcho arrives...the Taskmaster! First (cameo) appearance of the Taskmaster. Avengers Lineup: Beast, Captain America, Iron Man, Jocasta, Ms. Marvel, Vision, Wasp, Wonder Man, and Yellowjacket. 32 pages Cover price $0.40.

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    Published Jun 1980 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 196 FN/VF 7.0

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    "The Terrible Toll of the Taskmaster" Guest-starring Ant-Man. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Jack Abel. Cover by George Perez and Joe Rubinstein. A brand new villain, the Taskmaster, has turned the tables on the Wasp, Yellowjacket, and Ant-Man! The three insect-like super-heroes are prisoners inside the Taskmaster's training academy! The good news is that seven avengers are waiting outside the training compound, but the bad news...none of them know that their teammates are in grave danger! However, Earth Mightiest Heroes follow the ants, and the trail leads to the Taskmaster! Is the villain with the photographic reflexes ready to battle the Avengers? Choose wisely dear Taskmaster! First (full) appearance and origin of the Taskmaster. (Notes: The Taskmaster appears next in Marvel Team-Up 103. The letters page includes a letter from comics writer Kurt Busiek.) 32 pages Cover price $0.40.

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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 223 CGC 9.8

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    "Of Robin Hoods and Roustabouts" Guest-starring Ant-Man. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by Greg LaRocque. Inks by Brett Breeding and helpers. Cover by Ed Hannigan and Klaus Janson. On a sunny afternoon in Nassau County, Clint Barton and Scott Lang attend a traveling carnival. Scott is there having fun with his daughter enjoying the attractions, while Clint is following a lead concerning possible criminal activity! Hawkeye's and Ant-Man's paths collide when a super-villain is discovered at the carnival! It's the Taskmaster! The man with the photographic reflexes! And inside a giant circus tent, Ant-Man and the ace archer will try to cancel the Taskmaster's act! Cameo appearances by Captain America, Iron Man, She-Hulk, and the Wasp. (Notes: The Taskmaster previously appeared in Marvel Team-Up 103. The back cover features a Megaforce ad drawn by William Stout.) 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) Annual 10 FN+ 6.5

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    First appearance of Rogue and Madelyn Pryor in "By My Friends Betrayed!" Spider-Woman, X-Men, Carol Danvers, and New Brotherhood of Mutants guest star. Script by Chris Claremont. Pencils by Michael Golden. Inks by Armando Gil. Cover by Al Milgrom. This action-packed annual has got it all, true believers: the first appearance of Rogue, the spectacular art of Michael Golden, the tragic return of Carol Danvers, and the stupendous struggle between the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and the mighty Avengers! Following the events of Uncanny X-Men #142, Mystique & her New Brotherhood of Evil Mutants attempt to break four of their members out of Ryker's Island prison! After Rogue and Mystique take down Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor, the rest of the Avengers and Spider-Woman catch up to the villains, and the epic clash erupts! Woven in and around the frantic action at Ryker's Island is the heartbreaking story of Carol Danvers' return to Earth. Her life has fallen apart since leaving for Limbo with Marcus Immortus in Avengers #200, and now, stripped of her powers and memories, Carol begins the long road to recovery. And the first step is an emotional confrontation with her former teammates! Notes: Marvel Super-Heroes #11 (Fall 1992) fills in the details of Carol Danvers' life between Avengers #200 and Avengers Annual #10. The Thing stars in a one-page Hostess ad, "A Lesson to Be Learned!" This issue was reprinted in 1993 in the trade paperback: The Greatest Battles of the Avengers. 48 pages.

    Rogue's Hero Journey: Part 2: Threshold Guardian(s) (Beginning of Transformation). Cover price $0.75.

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    Published Sep 1971 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 234 CGC 4.0

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    Batman stars in the story "Half an Evil" which is the first appearance of the Silver-Age Two Face. Script by Denny O' Neil, pencils by Neal Adams, inks by Dick Giordano. Robin stars in the story "Vengeance for a Cop." Script by Mike Friedrich, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Giordano. Reprint: 1964 story "Trail of the Talking Mask" which introduces the "new look" for Batman, symbolized by the addition of an oval around the bat-insignia. Script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Carmine Infantino, and inks by Joe Giella. Letter to the editor from comics writer Bob Rozakis (misspelled "Razakis"). Adams cover. Cover price $0.25.

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    Tags: Batman
    Published Sep 1972 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 244 CGC 6.0

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    • Label #1221489001
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    Ra's Al Ghul is back, and with a vengeance. Can Batman defeat the Demon in a one-on-one duel to the death? "The Demon Lives Again!" Talia appearance. Script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Neal Adams, inks by Dick Giordano. Robin stars in the solo adventure "Teen-Age Trap!" Script by Elliot Maggin, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Giordano. Cover price $0.20.

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    Published Apr 1982 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 346 CGC 9.6

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    • Label #1218304015
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    Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Dick Giordano. "Half a Hero," script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; Batman is trapped in a halfway house taken over by Two-Face; Plus, Vicki Vale becomes even more convinced Batman and Bruce Wayne are in fact the same person. "In the Land of the Dead!", script by Bruce Jones, pencils by Trevor Von Eeden, inks by Pablo Marcos; Catwoman discovers that the detective who hired her is an ex-Nazi looking for a hydrogen bomb formula hidden on the train. Missive from letter hack T.M. Maple. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.60.

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    Auction Item: Black Lightning (1977 1st Series) 1 FN/VF 7.0

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    Ex-Olympic athlete Jefferson Pierce takes a job as a school teacher at an inner city school in Metropolis, commissions a costume from tailor Peter Gambi, takes on the name of Black Lightning, and goes after a group of bad guys called the 100. Script by Tony Isabella, pencils by Trevor Von Eeden, inks by Frank Springer. Cover by Rich Buckler and Springer. 1st app. of Black Lightning. Cover price $0.30.

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    Auction Item: Black Lightning (1977 1st Series) 1 FN+ 6.5

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    Ex-Olympic athlete Jefferson Pierce takes a job as a school teacher at an inner city school in Metropolis, commissions a costume from tailor Peter Gambi, takes on the name of Black Lightning, and goes after a group of bad guys called the 100. Script by Tony Isabella, pencils by Trevor Von Eeden, inks by Frank Springer. Cover by Rich Buckler and Springer. 1st app. of Black Lightning. Cover price $0.30.

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    Auction Item: Black Lightning (1977 1st Series) 1 VG/FN 5.0

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    Ex-Olympic athlete Jefferson Pierce takes a job as a school teacher at an inner city school in Metropolis, commissions a costume from tailor Peter Gambi, takes on the name of Black Lightning, and goes after a group of bad guys called the 100. Script by Tony Isabella, pencils by Trevor Von Eeden, inks by Frank Springer. Cover by Rich Buckler and Springer. 1st app. of Black Lightning. Cover price $0.30.