The next Weekly Auction will open for bidding Monday May 29.

Auctions: comic books 1970-1985

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    Auction Item: Adventures on the Planet of the Apes (1975) 3 CGC 9.4

    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0110275003
    Starts May 29

    Adaptation of the movie; reprints PotA magazine in color Ploog art; Tuska art Cover price $0.25.

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    Auction Item: All Star Comics (1940-1978) 58 VG 4.0

    Starts May 29

    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: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 98 PGX 6.5

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    Starts May 29

    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) 101A GD/VG 3.0

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    • CONSERVATION: Staples replaced. Centerfold coming loose at staples.
    Starts May 29

    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) 109 FN+ 6.5

    Starts May 29

    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 GD/VG 3.0

    Starts May 29

    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) 121 CGC 9.2

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1139174012
    Starts Jul 3

    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

    Starts Jul 3

    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) 144 CGC 9.2

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1213043001
    Starts Jul 3

    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) 192 CBCS 9.8

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    • Label #33C608-012
    Starts May 29

    "24 Hours Till Doomsday!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Keith Pollard (breakdowns) and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by Keith Pollard and Bob McLeod. The dynamic cover says it all! J. Jonah Jameson and the Amazing Spider-Man handcuffed together to a bomb...that's set to explode in 24 hours! Wow, what a revoltin' development! But it's the master plan of the dying Spencer Smythe! With time of the essence, the web-slinger and Jonah visit Dr. Curt Connors; however neither the good doctor nor NYPD's bomb squad can defuse the explosive! And to make matters worse, the Fearsome Fly attacks the desperate duo during their trek across town! With the timer ticking towards zero, the wall-crawler and the Daily Bugle publisher return to Smythe's lab for one final attempt to save themselves! It's now or never for your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! Final appearance of Professor Spencer Smythe. Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Betty Brant, Flash Thompson, and Harry Osborn. First 40¢ issue. (Notes: The Fly formerly appeared in Amazing Spider-Man Annual 10. This story was reprinted in Amazing Spider-Man (2nd series) 20.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.40.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 193 CBCS 9.8

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #284-AA-014
    Starts May 29

    "The Wings of the Fearsome Fly!" Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Keith Pollard (layouts) and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by Al Milgrom and Bob McLeod. Peter Parker's life is a train wreck after surviving his recent 24-hour ordeal. In very short order Jonah fires him, Mary Jane dumps him, and Ned Leeds punches him! Oh my, where is a super-villain when Spidey really needs one? Fortunately, there is one flying around town for the web-slinger to vent his frustration upon: the Fearsome Fly! But when the wall-crawler and the Fly collide at Cleopatra's Needle, Spider-Man's day just gets worse. Meanwhile, the original burglar from Amazing Fantasy 15 is back...and still haunting (Aunt) May Parker. Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Betty Brant, and Mysterio (in civilian clothes). (Notes: The Fly appears next in Spider-Woman 30. The plot briefly crosses over with Fantastic Four 207. Other than a cameo appearance in issue 201, Mary Jane Watson exits the Amazing Spider-Man series for the next 4 years.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.40.

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

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1397662001
    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 CGC 8.0

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    • Label #0315349002
    Starts May 29

    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) 196 CBCS 9.6

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #263-AA-033
    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) 196 CBCS 9.6

    • Paper: White
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    • Label #263-AA-034
    Starts Jun 5

    "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) 252 CGC 9.4

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0315901008
    Starts May 29

    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 VF- 7.5

    Starts May 29

    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 7.0

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0315907001
    Starts Jun 5

    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 CGC 9.4

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    • Label #1213283007
    Starts May 29

    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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    Published Jan 1983 by DC.

    Auction Item: Arak Son of Thunder (1981) 17 CGC 9.8

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    • Label #0965572001
    Starts May 29

    Written by Roy Thomas. Art and cover by Adrian Gonzales and Alfredo Alcala. While fleeing from Byzantine guards, Arak meets up with a group of emissaries from White Cathay, headed by Haakon the barbarian. Haakon has come to Byzantium to exchange the secret of firecrackers for the secret of Greek Fire, a flame that burns on water. Written by Roy Thomas and Dannette Thomas. Art by Adrian Gonzales and Alfredo Alcala. Valda and Malagigi visit one of the sorcerer's old lovers, the lovely Greeramada. However, Greeramada has been corrupted over the years. They find out that she has contracted Brunello (a previous, less-than-pleasant acquaintance of Valda's) to steal the remains of St. Denys. 36 pages, full color. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.

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    Published Nov 1970 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 82 VG/FN 5.0

    Starts May 29

    "Hostage!" Part 3 of 3. Guest-starring Daredevil. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by John Buscema and Tom Palmer. Manhattan is under attack by the Zodiac! In the middle of the night, a small international army charges down Madison Avenue! And in a matter of minutes New York's finest are neutralized, the mayor is captured, and the entire island is surrounded by a powerful force field! Unbelievable! Where are New York City's favorite super-heroes?! Unfortunately, the Fantastic Four are out of town; the web-slinger is in Queens; and Cap, Thor, Shell-Head, and Quicksilver are already prisoners of Aries! Oh no! The Zodiac wants one billion dollars or the city's residents will be slaughtered! The situation looks hopeless! But in Aries' murderous quest for notoriety, he may have overlooked a couple of local citizens on the loose: the Man Without Fear and the Prince of Wakanda! Can Daredevil and the Black Panther save the city? Or is the Big Apple's destiny already written in the stars? Cameo appearances by President Richard Nixon, Mayor John Lindsay, Peter Parker, Aunt May, Mr. Fantastic, the Human Torch, Thing, Goliath, Scarlet Witch, and the Vision. (Notes: The Zodiac threaten Manhattan again in Avengers 120. Cover layout by Marie Severin.) Cover price $0.15.

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    Published Apr 1971 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 87 VG+ 4.5

    Starts May 29

    "Look Homeward, Avenger!" Origin of the Black Panther. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by Frank Giacoia. Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by John Buscema and John Verpoorten. Feeling melancholy and homesick, T'Challa shares his personal story with Earth's Mightiest Heroes for the first time. The panther speaks about his childhood in Wakanda, the death of his father, his initial encounter with A.I.M., and the new leadership void in his homeland. The Black Panther has a big decision to make: stay with the Avengers or return to Wakanda. What will T'Challa do? Flashback cameos by Klaw, Advanced Idea Mechanics, and T'Chaka. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Goliath, Iron Man, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Thor, and the Vision. (Note: The Black Panther appears next in Astonishing Tales 6 & 7 for a clash with Doctor Doom.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.15.

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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 100 FN 6.0

    Starts May 29

    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) 144 CGC 9.0

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0295353002
    Starts Jul 3

    "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) 144 FN 6.0

    Starts May 29

    "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) 145 CGC 9.4

    • Paper: White
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    • Label #1213283013
    Starts May 29

    "The Taking of the Avengers!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Tony Isabella and Scott Edelman. Pencils by Don Heck. Inks by John Tartaglione. Cover by Gil Kane and Dan Adkins. The Avengers series takes a two-issue hiatus from the Squadron Supreme saga. A mysterious elderly man hires the Assassin to kill Earth's Mightiest Heroes! How is a lone gunman going to take down the Avengers? He starts with an ambush of Captain America! And then sets a trap at the hospital for the shield-slinger's teammates! Avengers Lineup: Beast, Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Thor, and the Vision. Flashback cameos by the Grim Reaper, Magneto, Space Phantom, and Zzzax. (Note: This issue includes a full-page ad for Hostess Cupcakes featuring Mary Jane Watson and Spider-Man vs. Man-Mountain Marko.) 32 pages Cover price $0.25.

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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 148 CGC 9.6

    • Paper: White
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    • Label #1213283014
    Starts May 29

    "20,000 Leagues Under Justice!" Part 6 of 7. Script by Steve Englehart. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Sam Grainger. Cover by Jack Kirby and Mike Esposito. The Avengers' battles against the Squadron Supreme continue in the streets of Other-Earth! On the undercard: Hellcat and the Beast vs. Tom Thumb, Amphibion, and Cap'n Hawk! And the main event: Captain America and Iron Man vs. Doctor Spectrum and the Whizzer! Wow, a sensational action issue! Can Earth's Mightiest Heroes finally defeat the Squadron Supreme and find a way back home? Cameo appearances by Thor, Moondragon, the Wasp, and Yellowjacket. (Notes: Although depicted on the cover, Thor is not with the Avengers on the Squadron's world. The Squadron's Earth was later designated Earth-712. The Squadron Supreme's next adventures take place in Thor 280 and Defenders 112-114. The letters page includes letters from comics historian Peter Sanderson and comics writer Mary Jo Duffy, respectively. A 30-cent cover price variant exists for this issue.) Cover price $0.25.

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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 150 CGC 9.0

    • Paper: White
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    • Label #1213283016
    Starts May 29

    "Avengers Assemble!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Steve Englehart. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by John Tartaglione and Duffy Vohland. Cover by George Perez and John Romita. The Avengers' epic adventure with the Serpent Crown is over. And now Earth's Mightiest Heroes return to Avengers Mansion to finalize their new roster! After Thor announces his leave of absence from the group, the Avengers take a walk down memory lane. Avengers lineup: Beast, Captain America, Hellcat, Iron Man, Moondragon, Scarlet Witch, Thor, Vision, Wasp, and Yellowjacket. Last 25¢ issue. (Notes: This issue reprints most of Avengers 16. Script by Stan Lee. Art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers. This issue includes a full-page ad for Hostess Twinkies featuring Captain America vs. the Red Skull and the cosmic cube. A 30-cent cover price variant exists for this issue.) 32 pages Cover price $0.25.

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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 151 CGC 9.4

    • Paper: White
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    • Label #1213283017
    Starts May 29

    "At Last: The Decision!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Steve Englehart, Gerry Conway, and Jim Shooter. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by John Tartaglione. Cover by Jack Kirby and Dan Adkins. Finally, the Avengers are ready to set their new roster! Iron Man agrees to be chairman! Cap stays! Wanda and the Vision remain with the group! The Wasp eagerly signs up! Yellowjacket first declines, but then changes his mind! Moondragon decides to leave, and Hellcat goes with her. The bombastic Beast jubilantly joins! And Wonder Man...hold on, what? How? Wow! Cameo appearances by Robert Frank (aka the golden age Whizzer), the Black Widow, Angel, Ghost Rider, Hercules, Iceman, Ben Grimm, Wonder Man, and the Living Laser. First 30¢ issue. (Notes: This issue concludes Steve Englehart's legendary 4-year run as the writer for Earth's Mightiest Heroes. A time period that produced many of the Avengers' all-time fan favorite stories including the three frequently reprinted sagas: the Avengers-Defenders War, the Celestial Madonna saga, and the Serpent Crown crisis. The letters page contains an essay explaining why the 150th anniversary story ended up as two issues.) Cover price $0.30.

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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 167 VF+ 8.5

    Starts May 29

    The Korvac Saga: Part 1 of 10 - "Tomorrow Dies Today!" Guest-starring the Guardians of the Galaxy. Script by Jim Shooter. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Pablo Marcos. Cover by George Perez and Terry Austin. The Korvac Saga begins! A sensational storyline that sends Earth's Mightiest Heroes on a ten-issue odyssey to save the universe! The epic adventure begins with a simple distress call from Nick Fury. An enormous spaceship is orbiting the Earth! Where did it come from and who does it belong to? The Avengers blast off in a quinjet to find out! After boarding the giant ship, the Beast bumps into the Guardians of the Galaxy! Why have Charlie-27, Martinex, Nikki, Starhawk, Vance Astro, and Yondu come to the 20th century? It's a long story, that's only just beginning! Meanwhile back in New York City, the Wasp's first fashion show is interrupted by the Porcupine! Fortunately, Nighthawk and Yellowjacket are in attendance to fight the prickly villain! But someone else is present too...a mysterious man named Michael. More will be heard from him later...much more. Avengers Lineup: Beast, Captain America, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Thor, Vision, Wasp, Wonder Man, and Yellowjacket. (Notes: Korvac previously appeared in Thor Annual 6. The 10-issue Korvac Saga takes place in Avengers 167-168 and 170-177. Roger Stern is also credited with scripting this issue.) Cover price $0.35.

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

    • Paper: White
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    • Label #1397662004
    Starts Jul 3

    "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

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1397662005
    Starts Jul 3

    "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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    Published May 1980 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 195 FN/VF 7.0

    Starts May 29

    "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 May 1980 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 195 FN/VF 7.0

    Starts Jun 5

    "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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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 196 FN 6.0

    Starts May 29

    "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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    Tags: Batman
    Published Dec 1970 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 227 VG- 3.5

    Starts Jun 5

    "The Demon of Gothos Mansion!" Script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Dick Giordano. Robin back-up story, "Help Me--I Think I'm Dead!" Script by Mike Friedrich, pencils by Novick, inks by Mike Esposito. Small pencil portraits of Carmine Infantino, Joe Kubert, Giordano, and Neal Adams by Adams, who also does the cover. Cover price $0.15.

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    Published Dec 1971 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 237 FN 6.0

    Starts May 29

    Cover by Neal Adams. "Night of the Reaper!", script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Neal Adams inks by Dick Giordano; Dick Grayson attends the annual Vermont parade on Halloween with some of his college friends; The notice some crooks attacking a man dressed as Robin and try to help him; The Reaper attacks Robin; Batman, who has been tracking an ex-Nazi war criminal to the parade, finds Robin and takes him to the house of Tom Fagan, the parade organizer. A letter from Denny O'Neil who recounts the real life events that inspired "Night of the Reaper." "The Screaming House," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson (backgrounds), inks by Bob Kane; While passing by an old house, the Batman hears screams and rushes in to save a man, who he soon discovers is a crook that has been double crossing his boss and who kills the thugs torturing him so there will be no witnesses; Later, the Caped Crusader learns from the dying Joey that his boss is a big time smuggler. 48 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

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    Tags: Batman
    Published Aug 1972 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 243 FN 6.0

    Starts May 29

    Batman follows a lead that takes half-way around the world on the trail of "The Lazarus Pit!" Talia appearance. Script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Neal Adams, inks by Dick Giordano. Cover price $0.20.

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    Tags: Batman
    Published Sep 1973 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 251 PR 0.5

    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split. Cover is detached.
    Starts May 29

    The Clown Prince of Crime is back in Gotham, and he's going to make everyone pay in this classic story. "The Joker's Five-Way Revenge!" Script by Denny O'Neil, art and cover by Neal Adams. Cover price $0.20.

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    Published Sep 1977 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 291 CGC 9.0

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1226556023
    Starts May 29

    Cover art by Jim Aparo. The first installment of the "Who Killed Batman?" storyline: "Where Were You on the Night Batman Was Killed?: The Testimony of the Catwoman!", script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by John Calnan, inks by Tex Blaisdell; When word spreads throughout the underworld that Batman has been killed, several villains take credit for the deed; So the villain community sets up a trial to test the various claims, with Ra's al Ghul acting as judge and Two-Face acting as prosecutor; First up is the Catwoman; But Two-Face finds the technical error in Catwoman's story and she is dismissed. Letter from comics artist Adam Castro. Swamp Thing from the Beginning article by Jenette Kahn. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.35.

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    Tags: Batman
    Published Dec 1983 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 366 CGC 9.8

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1445790017
    Starts May 29

    Cover art by Walt Simonson. The Joker Is Wild! starring Batman, Jason Todd, Harvey Bullock, Barbara Gordon, Alfred, Julia Remarque, and Vicki Vale, script by Doug Moench, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Alfredo Alcala; Jason Todd disguises himself as Robin to help battle The Joker. 32 pgs. $0.75. Cover price $0.75.

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    Tags: Batman
    Published Aug 1985 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 386 CGC 9.6

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1223395009
    Starts May 29

    Cover by Tom Mandrake. "Black Mask: Losing Face" starring Batman, Commissioner Gordon, Harvey Bullock, Black Mask (1st appearance and origin), and Lucius Fox, script: Doug Moench, art by Tom Mandrake; Roman Sionis loses his family's company, Janus Cosmetics, and turns to a life of crime as Black Mask. Part 1 of 3, continued in Detective Comics (1937) #553. Missive by letter hack T.M. Maple. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.75.

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    Auction Item: Black Lightning (1977 1st Series) 1 VF- 7.5

    Starts May 29

    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 Panther (1977 Marvel 1st Series) 1 VF- 7.5

    Starts Jul 3

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by John Verpoorten. King Solomon's Frog!, script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Mike Royer; Black Panther helps Abner Little, a member of the Collectors, recover the Brass Frog, an ancient time machine; Due to its dangerous nature, the Frog had previously been hidden away by the Black Panther's grandfather, Azzuri, but was taken by Alfred Queely, a fellow member of the Collectors; After getting the Frog, the Black Panther and Little are attacked by Princess Zanda, another member of the Collectors, for control of the artifact. During the battle, the Frog is activated and a mysterious creature, Hatch-22, appears. Jack Kirby writes about what readers can expect from his new Black Panther. 36 pgs. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

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

    Starts May 29

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by John Verpoorten. King Solomon's Frog!, script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Mike Royer; Black Panther helps Abner Little, a member of the Collectors, recover the Brass Frog, an ancient time machine; Due to its dangerous nature, the Frog had previously been hidden away by the Black Panther's grandfather, Azzuri, but was taken by Alfred Queely, a fellow member of the Collectors; After getting the Frog, the Black Panther and Little are attacked by Princess Zanda, another member of the Collectors, for control of the artifact. During the battle, the Frog is activated and a mysterious creature, Hatch-22, appears. Jack Kirby writes about what readers can expect from his new Black Panther. 36 pgs. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

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    Auction Item: Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 150 CGC 9.6

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1397662008
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "Today Gotham... Tomorrow, the World!", script by Bob Haney, art by Jim Aparo; Superman infiltrates the terrorist group, Battalion of Doom, in disguise to ferret out nuclear devices they have planted, but both Jimmy Olsen and Bruce Wayne are soon captured by the group. The Golden Treasure Hostess snack cakes ad with Wonder Woman. The letters page contains a checklist of issues 50-150. 36 pgs., full color. $0.40. Cover price $0.40.

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    Auction Item: Captain America (1968 1st Series) 237 CGC 9.8

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1397662011
    Starts Jul 3

    "From The Ashes" Plot by Chris Claremont. Script by Roger McKenzie. Art by Sal Buscema and Don Perlin. Cover by Keith Pollard and Al Milgrom. In a heartbreaking moment, Steve Rogers views a news videotape that confirms Sharon Carter's fiery death four issues ago. After watching the tape, Steve decides that it's time to make changes in his personal life. He begins his career as a commercial artist and moves into a townhouse in Brooklyn Heights. At his new townhouse, Steve meets an elderly resident, Anna Kapplebaum. They seem to have met somewhere before...decades ago...under dire circumstances. Cameo appearances by Nick Fury, Beast, Falcon, Ms. Marvel, Vision, and the Wasp. 32 pages Cover price $0.40.

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    Auction Item: Captain America (1968 1st Series) 241 VG 4.0

    Starts Jun 5

    1st printing - "Fear Grows in Brooklyn!" Guest-starring the Punisher. Story by Mike W. Barr. Art by Frank Springer and Pablo Marcos. Cover by Frank Miller. Steve Rogers meet Frank Castle. Two very different soldiers tasking on the mob in two very different ways. Yeah, this will end well. Captain America meets the Punisher! 32 pages, FC. NOTE: JC Penney 1993 reprint exists. The reprint can be identified by having the words "The Amazing Spider-Man" printed in UPC Box. Cover price $0.40.

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    Auction Item: Captain Marvel (1968 1st Series Marvel) 25 CGC 9.4

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1397660013
    Starts Jul 3

    Captain Marvel battles the Super-Skrull (in the guise of Ronan, Megaton, Yon-Rogg, the Hulk, and the Sub-Mariner) in "A Taste of Madness!" Script by Mike Friedrich, pencils by Jim Starlin (first work on the series), inks by Chic Stone. Starlin cover pencils. Cover price $0.20.

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    Auction Item: Captain Marvel (1968 1st Series Marvel) 33 FN/VF 7.0

    • Signed by writer Steve Englehart with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.
    Starts May 29

    Captain Marvel battles Thanos in "The God Himself!" Script by Steve Englehart, plot and pencils by Jim Starlin, inks by Klaus Janson. Guest starring Drax the Destroyer. Brief appearance by the Avengers (Thor, Iron Man, the Vision, the Swordsman, Captain America, the Black Panther, and the Scarlet Witch). The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series A # 6 (Thor by John Buscema). Starlin cover. Cover price $0.25.