Auctions: comic books 1970-1985

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    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) #1 Reprints 1-NESTLE-10CENT FN/VF 7.0

    Starts Feb 6

    16-page reprint of complete Superman story from Action Comics #1. 1983/1987 Nestle Quik reprint with 10 cent cover price in black box. Paper cover. Nestle Quick ad on back cover. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 462 VG/FN 5.0

    Starts Feb 20

    "Only Legends Live Forever!"" Starring the Justice Society of America. Script by Paul Levitz, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Joe Staton and Dick Giordano (page 1). As Jensen continues his reign of terror on the top of Gotham Twin Towers, Wayne has escaped his wrath, and is inside one of the towers with a Batman exhibit inside its museum. The "She-Demon of the Astral Plane!" Starring the Flash (Barry Allen). Script by Cary Bates, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Joe Giella. "The Sins of the Father--!" Starring Deadman. Script by Len Wein, pencils by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, inks by Dick Giordano. "Voyage of the "Sorcerers Lost"" Starring Wonder Woman. Script by Jack C. Harris, art by Jack Abel. Executive Action! starring Aquaman, script by Paul Kupperberg, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Bob Smith. Cover art by Jim Aparo. Cover price $1.00.

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    Auction Item: All Star Comics (1940-1978) 58 FN 6.0

    Starts Feb 6

    1st appearance of Power Girl. Cover art by Mike Grell. The Super Squad! starring the All Star Super Squad, script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Ric Estrada, inks by Wally Wood; Power Girl describes the Super Squad as a strike force composed of the JSA and the three younger heroes--Robin, Power Girl, and Star-Spangled Kid. Letters from Roy Thomas and Jerry Bails. The Captive Commissioner Hostess ad starring Batman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. 32 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

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    Auction Item: All Star Comics (1940-1978) 58 VG/FN 5.0

    Starts Mar 13

    1st appearance of Power Girl. Cover art by Mike Grell. The Super Squad! starring the All Star Super Squad, script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Ric Estrada, inks by Wally Wood; Power Girl describes the Super Squad as a strike force composed of the JSA and the three younger heroes--Robin, Power Girl, and Star-Spangled Kid. Letters from Roy Thomas and Jerry Bails. The Captive Commissioner Hostess ad starring Batman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. 32 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

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    Auction Item: All Star Comics (1940-1978) 58 VG+ 4.5

    Starts Feb 20

    1st appearance of Power Girl. Cover art by Mike Grell. The Super Squad! starring the All Star Super Squad, script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Ric Estrada, inks by Wally Wood; Power Girl describes the Super Squad as a strike force composed of the JSA and the three younger heroes--Robin, Power Girl, and Star-Spangled Kid. Letters from Roy Thomas and Jerry Bails. The Captive Commissioner Hostess ad starring Batman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. 32 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

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    Auction Item: All Star Comics (1940-1978) 58 VG+ 4.5

    Starts Feb 27

    1st appearance of Power Girl. Cover art by Mike Grell. The Super Squad! starring the All Star Super Squad, script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Ric Estrada, inks by Wally Wood; Power Girl describes the Super Squad as a strike force composed of the JSA and the three younger heroes--Robin, Power Girl, and Star-Spangled Kid. Letters from Roy Thomas and Jerry Bails. The Captive Commissioner Hostess ad starring Batman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. 32 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Item #41096921
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    Auction Item: All Star Comics (1940-1978) 58 VG+ 4.5

    Starts Mar 6

    1st appearance of Power Girl. Cover art by Mike Grell. The Super Squad! starring the All Star Super Squad, script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Ric Estrada, inks by Wally Wood; Power Girl describes the Super Squad as a strike force composed of the JSA and the three younger heroes--Robin, Power Girl, and Star-Spangled Kid. Letters from Roy Thomas and Jerry Bails. The Captive Commissioner Hostess ad starring Batman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. 32 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

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    Auction Item: Alpha Flight (1983 1st Series) 1 CGC 9.8

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1445775025
    Starts Feb 6

    "Tundra!" Story and art by John Byrne. Exploding from the pages of the X-Men comes Canada's premier super-team - Alpha Flight! The monstrous Sasquatch, the mystical Shaman, the twins, Aurora and Northstar, the divine Snowbird, the tumbling Puck (1st appearance), the aquatic beauty, Marrina (1st appearance), and their leader, Vindicator, must reunite to stop the destructive elemental force known as Tundra. NOTE: Also 1st appearance of Omega Flight (Diamond Lil, Wild Child, Flashback,& Smart Alec). Cover price $1.00.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 81 VG- 3.5

    Starts Feb 20

    Cover by John Romita Sr. The Coming of the Kangaroo!, script by John Romita (plot) and Stan Lee (script), pencils by John Buscema (layouts) and Jim Mooney (pencils), inks by Jim Mooney; Aunt May decides Peter is sick and puts him to bed; The Kangaroo escapes Feds who seek to deport him, then steals what he thinks is money but is actually a vial of deadly bacteria; Peter sneaks out to catch the Kangaroo and get the vial back; He succeeds, but Aunt May collapses when she finds the web dummy Peter left in his bed; Now Peter feels more guilt than ever. House ad for Thor #172 and Iron Man #22, art by Jack Kirby, George Tuska, Bill Everett, and Mike Esposito. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 62. 36 pgs., full color. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 82 VG- 3.5

    Starts Feb 20

    Cover by Marie Severin. And Then Came Electro!, script by John Romita (plot) and Stan Lee (script), pencils by John Romita (layouts) and Jim Mooney (pencils), inks by Jim Mooney; Peter decides that it would be good for his public image to go on a TV talk show; Unfortunately he chooses a network where Max Dillon [Electro] works; In collusion with Jameson, Electro attacks Spider-Man live on stage; Spidey defeats him, but it is a Pyrrhic victory--Peter is as beat up as Max. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 63. 36 pgs., full color. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 89 VG+ 4.5

    Starts Feb 27

    Cover art by John Romita. "Doc Ock Lives!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Gil Kane (his first work on the title), inks by John Romita; Returning home from the airport following the supposed death of Dr. Octopus, Spider-Man is less than convinced that his long time enemy is gone for good; Changing back to Peter Parker, he gets a copy of the Bugle where he learns that no trace of Doc Ock's body was found, and is determined to find his enemy and bring him to justice; Dr. Octopus, having survived the plane crash learns that the press has considered that he's dead; This gives Octopus ample opportunity to track down and destroy Spider-Man; First part of a Doctor Octopus/Spider-Man battle leading up to the death of Capt. Stacy in issue 90. Reprinted in Marvel Tales #70. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 89 VG+ 4.5

    Starts Feb 20

    Cover art by John Romita. "Doc Ock Lives!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Gil Kane (his first work on the title), inks by John Romita; Returning home from the airport following the supposed death of Dr. Octopus, Spider-Man is less than convinced that his long time enemy is gone for good; Changing back to Peter Parker, he gets a copy of the Bugle where he learns that no trace of Doc Ock's body was found, and is determined to find his enemy and bring him to justice; Dr. Octopus, having survived the plane crash learns that the press has considered that he's dead; This gives Octopus ample opportunity to track down and destroy Spider-Man; First part of a Doctor Octopus/Spider-Man battle leading up to the death of Capt. Stacy in issue 90. Reprinted in Marvel Tales #70. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 92 CGC 9.6

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0223934006
    Starts Feb 6

    Cover art by John Romita. When Iceman Attacks, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by John Romita and Tony Mortellaro (backgrounds); Thinking Spidey is causing harm to Gwen Stacy, Iceman (of the original X-Men) intervenes and tries to defeat old Webhead; Later, once misunderstandings are resolved, the two team up to take down a crooked politician. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 73. 32 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 95 FN- 5.5

    Starts Feb 20

    Cover pencils by John Romita, inks by Sal Buscema. Trap For A Terrorist, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita, inks by Sal Buscema; Peter heads for England looking for Gwendy but is forced to fight terrorists as Spider-Man; Realizing that Peter Parker can't show up with Spidey already swinging around, Pete heads home, leaving Gwendy in mourning for her father. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 76. 32 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 96 FN- 5.5

    Starts Feb 20

    This classic issue is the first of three that were not approved by the Comics Code Authority because of the (anti-)drug themed story. (Not that the Comics Code was pro-drug, of course. It's just that back then, comics couldn't mention drugs at all, even negatively.) Stan Lee published the stories anyway, which eventually led to a major revision in the code, allowing for anti-drug stories, plus other various things such as horror comics and vampires. (That's why there were suddenly tons of horror and mystery comics in the early seventies, shortly after the revision went into effect.) Anyway, back to the Spider-Man story at hand: the Green Goblin returns to annoy Spider-Man in "And Now, the Goblin." Script by Stan Lee, pencils by Gil Kane, and inks by Frank Giacoia. Kane cover. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 77 and 191. Cover price $0.15.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 97 CGC 9.0

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1134910004
    Starts Feb 6

    This classic issue is the second of three that were not approved by the Comics Code Authority because of the (anti-)drug themed story. (See notes on issue 96 for more information.) Cover art by John Romita. "In the Grip of the Goblin!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia and John Romita (pages 7, 15, 16, and 19, credited as "Artist Emeritus"); Norman Osborn's Green Goblin identity has returned, and Spider-Man has stumbled across him; After a quick battle across the city, the Goblin escape, vowing to strike back at Spidey; Changing back to his civilian identity, Peter stresses over the damage the Goblin can cause now that he remembers Peter's real identity; Returning home, he finds Harry who is stressed out over his studies and over the turbulence in his relationship with Mary Jane; Peter discovers that Harry has been popping pills. Reprinted in Marvel Tales #78 and #191. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 97 VG- 3.5

    Starts Feb 20

    This classic issue is the second of three that were not approved by the Comics Code Authority because of the (anti-)drug themed story. (See notes on issue 96 for more information.) Cover art by John Romita. "In the Grip of the Goblin!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia and John Romita (pages 7, 15, 16, and 19, credited as "Artist Emeritus"); Norman Osborn's Green Goblin identity has returned, and Spider-Man has stumbled across him; After a quick battle across the city, the Goblin escape, vowing to strike back at Spidey; Changing back to his civilian identity, Peter stresses over the damage the Goblin can cause now that he remembers Peter's real identity; Returning home, he finds Harry who is stressed out over his studies and over the turbulence in his relationship with Mary Jane; Peter discovers that Harry has been popping pills. Reprinted in Marvel Tales #78 and #191. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 98 FN- 5.5

    Starts Feb 20

    This classic issue is the third of three that were not approved by the Comics Code Authority because of the (anti-)drug themed story. (See notes on issue 96 for more information.) Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia; The Green Goblin has attacked Peter Parker at the apartment that he shares with Harry Osborn, just as Harry needs medical help after a drug over dose; When the Green Goblin attempts an attack, Peter tries to get the Goblin to see the condition his son is in; The Goblin flees; Peter calls an ambulance, and Harry is taken to the hospital; Meanwhile, Gwen Stacy starts realizing that leaving Peter behind to move to England was a big mistake; She decides to return to New York to patch things up with Peter; Peter battles drug dealers; Spidey confronts the Green Goblin again. Reprinted in Marvel Tales #79 and #191. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 98 VG 4.0

    Starts Feb 27

    This classic issue is the third of three that were not approved by the Comics Code Authority because of the (anti-)drug themed story. (See notes on issue 96 for more information.) Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia; The Green Goblin has attacked Peter Parker at the apartment that he shares with Harry Osborn, just as Harry needs medical help after a drug over dose; When the Green Goblin attempts an attack, Peter tries to get the Goblin to see the condition his son is in; The Goblin flees; Peter calls an ambulance, and Harry is taken to the hospital; Meanwhile, Gwen Stacy starts realizing that leaving Peter behind to move to England was a big mistake; She decides to return to New York to patch things up with Peter; Peter battles drug dealers; Spidey confronts the Green Goblin again. Reprinted in Marvel Tales #79 and #191. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 100 GD/VG 3.0

    Starts Feb 20

    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) 101A VG- 3.5

    Starts Feb 6

    Last 15-cent cover price issue. Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by John Romita. First appearance of Morbius the vampire in A Monster Called... Morbius!, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia; The six-armed Spider-Man versus Morbius. Guest appearance by Dr. Curtis Connors (the Lizard). 32 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 101A GD- 1.8

    • Corner folds throughout interior.
    Starts Feb 20

    Last 15-cent cover price issue. Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by John Romita. First appearance of Morbius the vampire in A Monster Called... Morbius!, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia; The six-armed Spider-Man versus Morbius. Guest appearance by Dr. Curtis Connors (the Lizard). 32 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 102 VG- 3.5

    • Tape at top of spine.
    Starts Feb 20

    52-page giant. Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia. Origin and second appearance of Morbius in Vampire at Large!, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia; Spider-Man versus Morbius versus the Lizard and we learn the origin of Morbius; Plus, Doc Connors prepares a serum that cures Spidey of his six-arm problem. The Morbius story continues in Marvel Team-Up 3. 52 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 102 VG- 3.5

    Starts Feb 27

    52-page giant. Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia. Origin and second appearance of Morbius in Vampire at Large!, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia; Spider-Man versus Morbius versus the Lizard and we learn the origin of Morbius; Plus, Doc Connors prepares a serum that cures Spidey of his six-arm problem. The Morbius story continues in Marvel Team-Up 3. 52 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 105 FN/VF 7.0

    Starts Feb 20

    Cover by Gil Kane and Frank Giacoia. First appearance of the Spider Slayer robot in The Spider Slayer!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia; Spencer Smyth builds J. Jonah Jameson a new Spider-Slayer robot, but JJJ doesnt know that Smyth has his own plans for the hunting-killing machine; Smythe uses cameras to spy on Spider-Man and watch him unmask. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 84. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 107 FN 6.0

    Starts Feb 20

    Cover by John Romita Jr. and Frank Giacoia. Spidey Smashes Through!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita Sr., inks by Frank Giacoia; Spider-Man faces off against the upgraded Spider-Slayer; Spider-Man defeats all four leaders, then returns to Smythe's hideout, where he finds Smythe inside the Spider Slayer; And if he survives this bout, hell have a few words for J. Jonah Jameson when hes done. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 86. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 109 CGC 9.0

    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1303538002
    Starts Feb 6

    Cover by John Romita Sr. Enter: Dr Strange!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita, inks by John Romita Sr. and Tony Mortellaro; Spider-Man and Dr. Strange rescue Flash Thompson from the Vietnamese monks who mistakenly blame him for the death of their high priest during the war. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 88. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 119 FN 6.0

    Starts Feb 20

    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 6.0

    Starts Feb 20

    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 FN 6.0

    Starts Feb 6

    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) 121 VG 4.0

    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Slight color touch.
    Starts Feb 20

    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) 121 VG 4.0

    Starts Feb 6

    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) 122 CGC 7.0

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0233818003
    Starts Feb 6

    In the previous issue, the Green Goblin kills Gwen Stacy, so in this issue, Spider-Man is out for blood! "The Goblin's Last Stand" has a script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Gil Kane, and inks by John Romita Sr. and Tony Mortellaro. The death scene of the Green Goblin (Norman Osborn) is stunning and inspired a similar moment in the 2002 Spider-Man movie. Romita cover. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 99 and 192. Cover price $0.20.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 122 FN+ 6.5

    Starts Feb 6

    In the previous issue, the Green Goblin kills Gwen Stacy, so in this issue, Spider-Man is out for blood! "The Goblin's Last Stand" has a script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Gil Kane, and inks by John Romita Sr. and Tony Mortellaro. The death scene of the Green Goblin (Norman Osborn) is stunning and inspired a similar moment in the 2002 Spider-Man movie. Romita cover. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 99 and 192. Cover price $0.20.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 122 VG/FN 5.0

    Starts Feb 20

    In the previous issue, the Green Goblin kills Gwen Stacy, so in this issue, Spider-Man is out for blood! "The Goblin's Last Stand" has a script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Gil Kane, and inks by John Romita Sr. and Tony Mortellaro. The death scene of the Green Goblin (Norman Osborn) is stunning and inspired a similar moment in the 2002 Spider-Man movie. Romita cover. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 99 and 192. Cover price $0.20.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 123 CGC 8.5

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1206566004
    Starts Feb 6

    "...Just A Man Called Cage!" Guest-starring Luke Cage. Script by Gerry Conway. Art by Gil Kane (pencils), John Romita (pencils, inks), and Tony Mortellaro (inks). Cover by John Romita and Tony Mortellaro. While Peter Parker and his friends attend Gwen Stacy's funeral, J. Jonah Jameson plots revenge against the web-slinger for the death of Norman Osborn! The Daily Bugle publisher wants the wall-crawler captured dead or alive! And he hires the powerful Luke Cage to do it! On a Manhattan rooftop, the Hero for Hire ambushes Spider-Man! And the super slugfest begins! The two heroes trade punches, body blows, and haymakers one after another! How will they break the stalemate before they break each other in half? Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Harry Osborn, Betty Brant, Joe Robertson, Flash Thompson, Anna Watson, Aunt May, and Norman Osborn (deceased). (Notes: This issue features the first meeting between Spider-Man and Luke Cage. The plot crosses over briefly with Power Man and Iron Fist (1972 Hero for Hire) 12. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 100.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.20.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 124 FN 6.0

    Starts Feb 20

    First appearance of the Man-Wolf (aka John Jameson) in "The Mark of the Man-Wolf" Part 1 of 2. Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils by Gil Kane. Inks by John Romita and Tony Mortellaro. Cover by John Romita. While web-slinging through the city, Spider-Man stops to take a look at the local papers, and becomes mad that the Bugle is the only newspaper calling him a murderer in connection with the death of Norman Osborn! The angry wall-crawler rushes to JJJ's apartment, but the Man-Wolf gets there first! Spider-Man rescues J. Jonah Jameson and battles the Man-Wolf! First appearance of Kristine Saunders. Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Flash Thompson, and Joe Robertson. (Notes: In the letters page, the web-slinger's fans react to Gwen Stacy's death. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 101.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.20.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 125 FN- 5.5

    Starts Feb 20

    "Wolfhunt!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils by Ross Andru. Inks by John Romita and Tony Mortellaro. Cover by John Romita and Tony Mortellaro. At the break of dawn the fight between the Man-Wolf and Spider-Man comes to an inconclusive end! As the lupine creature flees the sunlight and the wounded wall-crawler limps home! Later that afternoon J. Jonah Jameson pays a visit to his son fearing the worst! Sadly John Jameson tells his father about the moonstone he found on his last lunar mission. And unfortunately before Jonah can get him help...the sun sets, the moon rises, and the Man-Wolf lives again! Can the amazing one save Jonah, Kristine, and himself from the madness of John's savage alter ego? Or will they all be thrown to the (man) wolves? Origin of the Man-Wolf. Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Flash Thompson, Harry Osborn, and Joe Robertson. (Notes: The Man-Wolf appears next in the first issue of Giant-Size Super-Heroes (1974). The letters page includes an essay by the editorial staff explaining the rationale for Gwen Stacy's death. This issue begins Ross Andru's 5-year run as the penciler of the Amazing Spider-Man title. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 102.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.20.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 129 CGC 9.4

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    • Label #1217183006
    Starts Feb 6

    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) 129 GD+ 2.5

    Starts Feb 6

    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) 130 CGC 9.6

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    • Label #1223710012
    Starts Feb 6

    "Betrayed!" Part 1 of 2. Guest-starring the Human Torch. Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils by Ross Andru. Inks by Frank Giacoia and Dave Hunt (backgrounds). Cover by John Romita and Tony Mortellaro. It's the first appearance of the Spider-Mobile! The web-slinger's new toy to fight crime! But while Spidey speeds around town in his fresh set of wheels; the Jackal, Hammerhead, and Doctor Octopus separately plot his demise! By the time the wall-crawler slows down, he realizes that his dear Aunt May is about to make the biggest mistake of her life...with Doc Ock! The amazing one sends his RSVP next issue! Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Betty Brant, Ned Leeds, and J. Jonah Jameson. (Notes: Hammerhead and Dr. Octopus both previously appeared in Amazing Spider-Man 115. The letters page includes Marvel Value Stamp series A #2 Hulk by Herb Trimpe. The bullpen bonus page contains promotional stamp #5 the Hulk. The promotional stamp is not to be confused with the actual series A stamp #5. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 107.) 32 pages. 20 cent cover price. Cover price $0.20.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 135 FN 6.0

    Starts Feb 6

    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) 144 VG+ 4.5

    Starts Feb 20

    First (full) appearance of the Gwen Stacy clone in "The Delusion Conspiracy!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Gerry Conway. Art by Ross Andru (breakdowns), Frank Giacoia (finishes), and Dave Hunt (backgrounds). Cover by Gil Kane and John Romita. On the banks of the Seine River inside the Cathedral de Notre Dame, the wondrous wall-crawler battles the Cyclone to save J. Jonah Jameson and Joe Robertson! With a bit of American ingenuity the spectacular one defeats the French super-villain and sets a course for home! On the long flight back, Peter looks forward to reuniting with Mary Jane; but when he arrives at his Chelsea apartment…he finds Gwen Stacy instead! What?! Unbelievable! The web-slinger's nightmare is only just beginning. Cameo appearances by Aunt May and Anna Watson. Origin of the Cyclone. (Notes: This issue along with its dramatic cover sent shockwaves thru Marveldom when it was published. The Cyclone appears next in Spectacular Spider-Man 22 & 23. The letters page includes Marvel Value Stamp series A #18 Volstagg by Jack Kirby and John Romita. The letters page also includes a letter from Fantagraphics publisher Kim Thompson. The letters page contains a statement of ownership: average print run 524,583; average paid circulation 288,232. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 121.) 32 pages. 25c cover price. Cover price $0.25.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 148 CGC 9.4

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0300792005
    Starts Feb 6

    "Jackal, Jackal...Who's Got the Jackal?" Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils by Ross Andru. Inks by Mike Esposito and Dave Hunt (backgrounds). Cover by Gil Kane and John Romita Sr. As shown on the fateful cover, the Tarantula throws the shackled web-slinger off the top of the Brooklyn Bridge! Can the amazing one stop his freefall before slamming into the East River? If not, poor Spidey will sleep with the fishes and never learn the truth behind Gwen's return. Meanwhile at the Daily Bugle, Ned Leeds finally connects the dots about the Gwen Stacy clone! Apparently Gwen once donated cell tissue samples in Professor Miles Warren's biology class at Empire State University! Hmmm, has the good professor been playing god in his spare time? All will be revealed next issue! Cameo appearance by Mary Jane Watson. Flashback cameos by Anthony Serba and Gwen Stacy. (Note: The letters page includes a letter from Eclipse comics publisher Dean Mullaney. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 125.) 32 pages. 25c cover price. Cover price $0.25.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 149 FN- 5.5

    Starts Feb 20

    First appearance of the Spider-Man Clone in "Even If I Live, I Die!" Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils by Ross Andru. Inks by Mike Esposito and Dave Hunt (backgrounds). Cover by Gil Kane and Frank Giacoia. One of the classic web-slinger issues of the bronze age! At Shea Stadium in Queens, the master plan of the Jackal finally comes together! On the infield grass, the Amazing Spider-Man fights to the finish against a carbon copy of himself - the Spider-Clone! With Ned Leeds in mortal danger, can the wondrous wall-crawler triumph over his clone and the Jackal too? But even if he wins, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man may still lose Gwen once again. An emotional ending for all. Origins of the Jackal and the Gwen Stacy clone. Apparent deaths of the Jackal and the Spider-Clone. Cameo appearances by Joe Robertson, J. Jonah Jameson, Betty Brant, Mary Jane Watson, and the Tarantula. Flashback cameos by Anthony Serba and Gwen Stacy. (Note: The Gwen Stacy clone returns many years later in Spectacular Spider-Man Annual 8. The next story arc relating to the clone saga takes place in Spectacular Spider-Man (1st series) 25-31 - the introduction of Carrion, the clone of Professor Miles Warren. This issue completes Gerry Conway's unforgettable 3-year run as the writer of the Amazing Spider-Man title - highlighted by the death of Gwen Stacy; the creation of the Punisher; and the Spider-Clone saga. Many future stories proceeded from Gerry Conway's bronze age scripts. The full clone saga was reprinted in 2011 in the trade paperback: The Amazing Spider-Man - The Original Clone Saga. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 126.) 32 pages. 25c cover price. Cover price $0.25.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 188 CGC 9.6

    • Paper: White
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    • Label #0301248007
    Starts Feb 6

    "The Jigsaw is Up!" Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Keith Pollard (layouts) and Mike Esposito (finishes). Cover by Dave Cockrum and Terry Austin. After laying low for a few months, Jigsaw wants to return to a peaceful life of crime...by avoiding any and all super-heroes! So the disfigured hitman picks an easy target for his next caper: a midnight boat cruise around Manhattan! But poor Jigsaw doesn't know that a group of long-time friends have decided to take the boat ride too! Namely Flash, Sha Shan, Harry, Liz, Mary Jane, Betty, and Peter! Once Jigsaw grabs Harry and Liz at gunpoint, the wondrous wall-crawler swings into action! And Jigsaw's worst nightmare comes true: another clash with the Spectacular Spider-Man! Cameo appearances by John Jameson and Aunt May. (Notes: Jigsaw formerly appeared in Amazing Spiderman 162 and returns in the first issue of the Punisher Limited Series (1986). The letters page includes a lengthy letter from comics writer Kurt Busiek.) 32 pages Cover price $0.35.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 194 VF- 7.5

    Starts Feb 6

    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

    Starts Feb 20

    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 6.0

    Starts Mar 6

    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/FN 5.0

    Starts Feb 6

    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.