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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 462 CGC 9.4

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Other — see grading notes
    • Minor side edge crack and top left peg is missing.
    • Label #1199896006
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    "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: Air Pirates Funnies (1971) 1 GD+ 2.5

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    Controversial parody discontinued due to Disney lawsuit. The Air Pirates were a group of cartoonists who created two issues of an underground comic called Air Pirates Funnies in 1971, leading to a famous lawsuit by The Walt Disney Company. Founded by Dan O'Neill, the group also included Shary Flenniken, Bobby London, Gary Hallgren, and Ted Richards. The collective shared a common interest in the styles of past masters of the comic strip: Flenniken emulated George McManus's Bringing Up Father in her Trots and Bonnie comics, London's strip Dirty Duck paid homage to the styles of E.C. Segar's Thimble Theater and George Herriman's Krazy Kat, and Richards' Dopin' Dan was similar to Mort Walker's Beetle Bailey. The original Air Pirates were a gang of Mickey Mouse antagonists of the 1930s; O'Neill regarded Mickey Mouse as a symbol of conformist hypocrisy in American culture, and therefore a ripe target for satire. The first issue of Air Pirates Funnies was dated July 1971, and the second issue dated August. Both were published under the Hell Comics imprint, and were distributed through Ron Turner's Last Gasp publishing company. The lead stories in both issues, created by O'Neill and Hallgren, focused on Walt Disney characters, most notably from Floyd Gottfredson's Mickey Mouse newspaper strip, with the Disney characters engaging in adult behaviors such as sex and drug consumption. O'Neill insisted it would dilute the parody to change the names of the characters, so his adventurous mouse character was called "Mickey" Cover price $0.50.

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    Auction Item: Air Pirates Funnies (1971) 2 VG/FN 5.0

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    Controversial parody discontinued due to Disney lawsuit. The Air Pirates were a group of cartoonists who created two issues of an underground comic called Air Pirates Funnies in 1971, leading to a famous lawsuit by The Walt Disney Company. Founded by Dan O'Neill, the group also included Shary Flenniken, Bobby London, Gary Hallgren, and Ted Richards. The collective shared a common interest in the styles of past masters of the comic strip: Flenniken emulated George McManus's Bringing Up Father in her Trots and Bonnie comics, London's strip Dirty Duck paid homage to the styles of E.C. Segar's Thimble Theater and George Herriman's Krazy Kat, and Richards' Dopin' Dan was similar to Mort Walker's Beetle Bailey. The original Air Pirates were a gang of Mickey Mouse antagonists of the 1930s; O'Neill regarded Mickey Mouse as a symbol of conformist hypocrisy in American culture, and therefore a ripe target for satire. The first issue of Air Pirates Funnies was dated July 1971, and the second issue dated August. Both were published under the Hell Comics imprint, and were distributed through Ron Turner's Last Gasp publishing company. The lead stories in both issues, created by O'Neill and Hallgren, focused on Walt Disney characters, most notably from Floyd Gottfredson's Mickey Mouse newspaper strip, with the Disney characters engaging in adult behaviors such as sex and drug consumption. O'Neill insisted it would dilute the parody to change the names of the characters, so his adventurous mouse character was called "Mickey" Cover price $0.50.

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    Auction Item: Albedo (1985 1st Series Thoughts and Images) 4 VF+ 8.5

    • Signed and remarked (splash page) by Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai. Includes Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.
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    Cover art by Stan Sakai. Lone Rabbit and Child!, script and art by Stan Sakai; Usagi Yojimbo delivers the young lord safely to the capital. Untitled Erma Felna story, script and art by Steven A. Gallacci; The tensions in space grow as the DH 270 and crew follow the destruction left behind by the ILR. Article: some of the history of the conflict between the EDF and ILR is provided, along with various other background information. 36 pgs. $2.00. Cover price $2.00.

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

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    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

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    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) 88 VG+ 4.5

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    Cover art by John Romita. The Arms of Doctor Octopus!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita, inks by Jim Mooney; From his prison cell, Doc Ock calls to his mechanical arms and even Spidey can't stop the inevitable reuinion; Ock hijacks a plane and holds an Asian general hostage for ten million bucks but Spidey foils his plans. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 69. 36 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 93 CGC 6.5

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0144160014
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    Cover by John Romita Sr. The Lady and -- the Prowler!, script by Stan Lee, art by John Romita Jr.; The Prowler is back!; But the return of this villain is the least of Peters worries because Gwen Stacy is leaving for England to stay with her uncle…for good; Hobie is worried that Spider-Man might have somehow framed him for Captain Stacy's death, and so changes to the Prowler and goes looking for Spider-Man. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 74. 36 pgs., full color. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

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

    • Signed by artist Gil Kane (personalized "To Tommy") with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.
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    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) 102 CGC 9.2 Restored

    • Restored: B1
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Minor side edge cracks
    • Restoration includes: Small amount of color touch on cover, spine split sealed to cover.
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    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

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    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) 111 VF- 7.5

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    Cover by John Romita. "To Stalk a Spider!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Romita, inks by John Romita and Tony Mortellaro; Kraven the Hunter, who is still recovering from injuries following his battle against Spider-Man and Ka-Zar in the Savage Land, recruits the Gibbon to battle Spider-Man on his behalf; The Gibbon agrees to do his bidding, as Kraven appeals to the rejects desire to get back at everyone who's ever laughed at him; Web-slinging to Aunt May's, Peter finds a note there from her saying that she's gone away for a while. Spidey leaves when the police arrive, and soon Spider-Man is blamed for kidnapping May Parker. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 90. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 130 VF- 7.5

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    "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) 132 FN+ 6.5

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    Cover by Gil Kane and John Romita Sr. The Master Plan of the Molten Man!, script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Romita Sr., Paul Reinman, and Tony Mortellaro, inks by Paul Reinman and Tony Mortellaro; Trouble arises for both Peter Parker and Ned Leeds, as the Molten Man continues his reign of terror!; With Molten Mans powers strengthened, will Spider-Man be able to overcome one of his greatest opponents yet?; Plus, Ned finds himself in grave danger after being exposed to heavy radiation. Ad for bronze collectors' medallion coins with Spider-Man, Hulk, and Conan images. Marvel Value Stamp #6 featuring Thor. Deadly Hands of Kung Fu ad. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 109. 36 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 135 FN- 5.5

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

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 140 CGC 9.6

    • Paper: White
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    "...And One Will Fall" Part 2 of 2. Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils by Ross Andru. Inks by Frank Giacoia and Dave Hunt (backgrounds). Cover by Gil Kane and Mike Esposito. The conniving Jackal lures the wall-crawler's alter-ego into an ambush at Washington Square! And then attaches a metal harness to his arm! The spectacular one's spider powers won't get him out of this jam! It's up to his brainpower! Later on though the web-slinger will call upon all of his speed, strength, and agility to declaw the Grizzly! Origin of the Grizzly. Cameo appearances by Betty Brant, Ned Leeds, Flash Thompson, J. Jonah Jameson, and Glory Grant (first appearance). Flashback cameos by Liz Allan and Joe Robertson. (Notes: The Grizzly returns many years later in Web of Spider-Man 58. This issue contains a full-page ad for the second issue of Marvel Treasury Edition (1974) featuring the Fantastic Four. The letters page includes Marvel Value Stamp series A #75 Morbius by Pablo Marcos. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 117.) 32 pages. 25c cover price. Cover price $0.25.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 144 VF- 7.5

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    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) 144 VF- 7.5

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    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) 145 FN 6.0

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    "Gwen Stacy is Alive...and, Well...?!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Gerry Conway. Pencils by Ross Andru. Inks by Frank Giacoia and Dave Hunt (backgrounds). Cover by Gil Kane and John Romita. Peter Parker's world has turned upside down! Gwen Stacy is alive! Aunt May is in the hospital! And the Scorpion is on the loose! After confronting Gwen and calling her an imposter, Peter rushes to the hospital to see his aunt! Fortunately, Aunt May's condition has stabilized; so the restless web-slinger can leave her side...and find the nearest super-villain to pound! Ironically, the deadly Scorpion is in the vicinity and looking for a good scrap too! At a nearby cement processing plant, both men get their wish! The Amazing Spider-Man vs. the sinister Scorpion! A terrific fight! Cameo appearances by Anna Watson, Ned Leeds, Betty Brant, Joe Robertson, and Mary Jane Watson. Flashback cameo by the Green Goblin (aka Norman Osborn). (Note: The plot crosses over with Marvel Team-Up 33). The Scorpion previously appeared in Captain America 152. The letters page includes Marvel Value Stamp series A #100 Galactus by Jack Kirby. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 122. 32 pages. 25c cover price. Cover price $0.25.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 149 FN/VF 7.0

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    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) 162 CGC 9.4

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

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 174 VF- 7.5

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    "The Hitman's Back in Town!" Part 1 of 2. Guest-starring the Punisher. Script by Len Wein. Art by Ross Andru (breakdowns), Jim Mooney (finishes), and Tony DeZuniga (finishes). Cover by Ross Andru and Frank Giacoia. The Hitman is back! And he's got a brand new target: J. Jonah Jameson! But there's another gun-toting vigilante back in town too: the Punisher! And he's tracking the Hitman! Mix in the wondrous wall-crawler...and as shown on the dynamic cover, all concerned parties come together in JJJ's corner office! Pandemonium erupts when the bullets start flying! Stay down Jonah! Let Spidey and the Punisher take the hit (man)! Cameo appearances by Harry Osborn, Flash Thompson, Dr. Marla Madison, and Dr. Bart Hamilton. First 35¢ issue. (Notes: The Hitman previously appeared in Spectacular Spider-Man 5. This story was reprinted in Marvel Tales 216.) 32 pages Cover price $0.35.

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

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

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

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

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 200 CGC 9.6

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

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 205 CGC 9.8

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    "...In Love and War!" Part 2 of 2. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by Keith Pollard. Inks by Jim Mooney. Cover by Al Milgrom. The crafty Black Cat continues to elude the wondrous wall-crawler! So far Felicia has collected two of the four romantic artifacts she seeks! However it will be much more difficult to grab the last two with a certain web-slinging superhero poised to stop her! At an east side estate, the cat steals her final prize! But the amazing one follows her home! Will Spider-Man and Felicia finally resolve their differences? A surprise ending with a tender hug! (Note: The Black Cat returns in Amazing Spider-Man 226.) Cover price $0.40.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 229 FN/VF 7.0

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    Nothing Can Stop the Juggernaut!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Roger Stern. Art by John Romita Jr. (breakdowns) and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by John Romita Jr. and Al Milgrom. One of the classic Spider-Man stories of the bronze age! Black Tom Cassidy is tired of losing to the X-Men and thinks that having Madame Webs powers on his side would reverse his fortune! So he sends his indestructible friend to grab her! But Madame Web foresees the danger and calls her wall-crawling friend to save her! And in the middle of Manhattan, the Amazing Spider-Man meets the Juggernaut...for the life of Madame Web! This may become one of the web-slingers greatest victories...or one of his bitterest defeats. A two-part masterpiece! Cameo appearances by Wong, J. Jonah Jameson, Joe Robertson, and Betty Brant Leeds. (Notes: The Juggernaut previously appeared in Spider-Woman 38. Betty Brant was last seen in Amazing Spider-Man 197. This story was reprinted in 1989 in the trade paperback: The Sensational Spider-Man -- Nothing Can Stop the Juggernaut; and also in Spider-Man Megazine 3.) Cover price $0.60.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 229 FN/VF 7.0

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    Nothing Can Stop the Juggernaut!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Roger Stern. Art by John Romita Jr. (breakdowns) and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by John Romita Jr. and Al Milgrom. One of the classic Spider-Man stories of the bronze age! Black Tom Cassidy is tired of losing to the X-Men and thinks that having Madame Webs powers on his side would reverse his fortune! So he sends his indestructible friend to grab her! But Madame Web foresees the danger and calls her wall-crawling friend to save her! And in the middle of Manhattan, the Amazing Spider-Man meets the Juggernaut...for the life of Madame Web! This may become one of the web-slingers greatest victories...or one of his bitterest defeats. A two-part masterpiece! Cameo appearances by Wong, J. Jonah Jameson, Joe Robertson, and Betty Brant Leeds. (Notes: The Juggernaut previously appeared in Spider-Woman 38. Betty Brant was last seen in Amazing Spider-Man 197. This story was reprinted in 1989 in the trade paperback: The Sensational Spider-Man -- Nothing Can Stop the Juggernaut; and also in Spider-Man Megazine 3.) Cover price $0.60.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 238A VG 4.0

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

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 252 FN- 5.5

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

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 264 CGC 9.8

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    "Red 9 and Red Tape!" Script by Craig Anderson. Art by Paty Cockrum. Cover by William Johnson and Joe Rubinstein. It's an off-beat tale as the Amazing Spider-Man takes on a double menace! A crazy football player from Baytown, Texas; and the New York state healthcare system! Unbelievable! Where are Doc Ock and the Hobgoblin when you really need them? The two storylines intertwine after Red 9 and the web-slinger crash through a hospital window! As Spider-Man attempts to clean up the broken glass, he learns that the grumpy old man in the room is about to be discharged...because the state thinks he's dead! In good conscious the wall-crawler can't let that happen! If Spidey can blitz the bureaucrats and avoid Red 9's tackles, he might just create a happy ending for all! (Note: The letters page contains a statement of ownership: average print run 461,591; average paid circulation: 281,064.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.65.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 265A VF- 7.5

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

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

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    Auction Item: Astonishing Tales (1970) 19 CGC 9.6

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    Cover art by John Romita. ...And Men Shall Name Him--Victorius!, script by Mike Friedrich, pencils by Dan Adkins (pages 1-15) and Jim Starlin (pages 16-19), inks by Jack Abel; Victorius kidnaps Bobbi Morse and takes her to his AIM fortress; Nick Fury gives Ka-Zar the super-soldier serum and sends him after them. Advertisement for Monsters Unleashed #2, art by Mike Ploog. Advertisement for a subscription to FOOM. Promo for the upcoming Haunt of Horror #1 digest book. 32 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

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    Auction Item: Astonishing Tales (1970) 25 CBCS 9.0

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    This issue not only marks George Perez's first pro comic art, but the first appearance of Deathlok! Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Klaus Janson. A Cold Knight's Frenzy, script by Rich Buckler (Plot; Concept) and Doug Moench (Script), pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Rich Buckler (Primary Inks), Klaus Janson (Ink Assist), Al Milgrom (Ink Assist), and Mike Esposito (Ink Assist); Deathlok is shown to be a robot with a human mind that has the ability to override its programming; Deathlok has a flashback showing that his old army buddy Major Simon Riker is responsible for his creation. Stan Lee's Soapbox, art by Rich Buckler. Creation of Deathlok article, art by Rich Buckler. Promo for Giant-Size Spider-Man #1. Deathlok creation satire, script by Doug Moench, pencils by George Perez, inks by Mike Esposito; George Perez' first published work. Marvel Value Stamp #68 featuring Daimon Hellstrom [Son of Satan]. 36 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

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    Auction Item: Astonishing Tales (1970) 25 FN+ 6.5

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    This issue not only marks George Perez's first pro comic art, but the first appearance of Deathlok! Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Klaus Janson. A Cold Knight's Frenzy, script by Rich Buckler (Plot; Concept) and Doug Moench (Script), pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Rich Buckler (Primary Inks), Klaus Janson (Ink Assist), Al Milgrom (Ink Assist), and Mike Esposito (Ink Assist); Deathlok is shown to be a robot with a human mind that has the ability to override its programming; Deathlok has a flashback showing that his old army buddy Major Simon Riker is responsible for his creation. Stan Lee's Soapbox, art by Rich Buckler. Creation of Deathlok article, art by Rich Buckler. Promo for Giant-Size Spider-Man #1. Deathlok creation satire, script by Doug Moench, pencils by George Perez, inks by Mike Esposito; George Perez' first published work. Marvel Value Stamp #68 featuring Daimon Hellstrom [Son of Satan]. 36 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

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    Auction Item: Astonishing Tales (1970) 25 FN- 5.5

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    This issue not only marks George Perez's first pro comic art, but the first appearance of Deathlok! Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Klaus Janson. A Cold Knight's Frenzy, script by Rich Buckler (Plot; Concept) and Doug Moench (Script), pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Rich Buckler (Primary Inks), Klaus Janson (Ink Assist), Al Milgrom (Ink Assist), and Mike Esposito (Ink Assist); Deathlok is shown to be a robot with a human mind that has the ability to override its programming; Deathlok has a flashback showing that his old army buddy Major Simon Riker is responsible for his creation. Stan Lee's Soapbox, art by Rich Buckler. Creation of Deathlok article, art by Rich Buckler. Promo for Giant-Size Spider-Man #1. Deathlok creation satire, script by Doug Moench, pencils by George Perez, inks by Mike Esposito; George Perez' first published work. Marvel Value Stamp #68 featuring Daimon Hellstrom [Son of Satan]. 36 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

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    Auction Item: Astonishing Tales (1970) 30 CGC 9.8

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    Cover art by Rich Buckler. The Soft Parade...of Slow, Sliding Death!, script by Rich Buckler (Script, pages 1-3; Plot) and Doug Moench (Script, pages 4-18), pencils by Rich Buckler, Keith Pollard, and Arvell Jones, inks by Al McWilliams; Deathlok continues to kill Ryker's men chasing him and destroys the super tank powered by Nina's mind. Mike Travers escapes from his cell and sets off to find Deathlok. Advertisement for Mego Super-Heroes with Falcon, Lizard, Green Goblin and Hulk. Promo for Marvel Treasury Edition #4 starring Conan the Barbarian, art by Barry Windsor-Smith. Promo for 3 Dimensional Marvel Superheroes Action Scenes featuring Spider-Man versus Kraven, Hulk versus Hydra and Captain America. Promo for Superhero Statues including Spider-Man, Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, Daredevil and Thor. 36 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

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    Published Feb 1970 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 73 VF- 7.5

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    "The Sting of the Serpent" Part 1 of 2. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by Frank Giacoia. Inks by Sam Grainger. Cover by Marie Severin and Sam Grainger. The Sons of the Serpent prowl New York City once again! And the venomous hate group has a new target! An up-and-coming singer named Monica Lynne! But fortunately for the talented vocalist, she has a guardian angel or perhaps better yet…a guardian panther! The Black Panther successfully stops the serpents' abduction attempt of Monica! However, the next day when T'Challa hunts the serpents on his own, he falls prey to the radical supremacist group! The Sons of the Serpent have the panther! Will the Avengers be next? First appearance of Monica Lynne. Flashback cameos by Bill Foster and Captain America to recap the serpents' previous encounter with Earth's Mightiest Heroes in Avengers 32 & 33. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Goliath, Vision, Yellowjacket, and the Wasp. (Notes: This issue features a classic Marie Severin cover. Her most well-known Avengers cover and one of the very few she penciled for the Avengers series.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.15.

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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 100 CGC 8.0

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

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    "Five Dooms to Save Tomorrow!" Plot by Harlan Ellison. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by Rich Buckler. Inks by Dan Adkins. Cover by Rich Buckler and Frank Giacoia. The first 100 issues of Earth's Mightiest Heroes are in the books! And the next one hundred begin with an original story from Harlan Ellison! The Avengers serve as honor guards for a special man vs. machine chess match! However, after the Eastern European grandmaster collapses during the match, chaos erupts and finger pointing starts! Did someone poison the European champion? It appears an unassuming man named Leonard Tippit did. Why? What exactly is going on? The Watcher knows! And that means the Avengers' adventure is only just beginning! Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Thor, and the Vision. (Note: The letters page includes a letter from comics writer Paul Kupperberg.) Cover price $0.20.

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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 112 CGC 5.5

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

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    Published Oct 1973 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 116 FN/VF 7.0

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    "Betrayal!" Avengers-Defenders crossover. Part 3 of 8. Guest-starring the Defenders. Script by Steve Englehart. Pencils by Bob Brown. Inks by Mike Esposito. Cover by John Romita and Mike Esposito. Story continues from Defenders 8. Earth's Mightiest Heroes visit Dr. Strange's townhouse in Greenwich Village and request permission to enter, but Wong slams the door in their faces! After an angry Thor breaks down the door, the Avengers storm inside, but a mystic spell sweeps them back out onto the street! Meanwhile gathered around the Orb of Agamotto, the Defenders put together a plan to find the six pieces of the Evil Eye. However, in the dark realm, Loki has grown suspicious of his dreadful ally! And contacts the Avengers to tell them about the Defenders' search for the ancient instrument from Avalon! So the die is cast! And the blockbuster battles are about to begin! Flashback cameos by Prester John, Wyatt Wingfoot, and the Human Torch to recap the history of the Evil Eye. Next Chapter: "The Silver Surfer vs. the Vision and the Scarlet Witch" The Avengers-Defenders Clash kicks into high gear as members of both teams span the globe to searching for the Evil Eye! And the first showdown features two of the most popular Marvel super-heroes of the 1970's! The Silver Surfer arrives in French Polynesia and plunges into the island's indigenous volcano to look for the Evil Eye. But the cosmic sky-rider's probing triggers a volcanic eruption! The fiery blast knocks a passing quinjet out of the sky and nearly kills the Scarlet Witch! Needless to say this act enrages the synthezoid avenger! And in the heart of the raging volcano, the Vision and the Silver Surfer fight for the Evil Eye! Story continues in Defenders 9. (Notes: The Evil Eye previously appeared in Fantastic Four 54. This issue includes a full-page survey for readers to complete and mail back to the Marvel bullpen. A reprint edition exists for this issue.) Cover price $0.20.

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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 143 CGC 9.6

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    "Right Between the Eons!" Part 3 of 7. Guest-starring the Two-Gun Kid. Script by Steve Englehart. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Sam Grainger. Cover by Gil Kane and Frank Giacoia. After stopping the Pecos Train robbery last issue, the Western riders along with Hawkeye, Moondragon, and Thor are ready to end the menace of Kang the Conqueror forever! To that end the three Avengers plus the Two-Gun Kid invade Kang's majestic palace! In 1873 Tombstone, Arizona, can Earth's Mightiest Heroes finally stop the master of time's reign of terror? It's an awesome battle for the ages! Meanwhile inside the Brand Corporation's plant, the Vision helps the Avengers and Patsy Walker escape from Doctor Spectrum's prison. Now the five heroes are on the loose...looking for the Squadron Supreme...and looking for payback! Cameo appearances by Kid Colt, Night Rider, Rawhide Kid, Ringo Kid, and Immortus. Flashback cameo by the Pharaoh Rama-Tut. (Notes: Following this issue Kang does not return to the pages of the Avengers until issue 267 many years later. The Conqueror appears next in the first issue of the Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Limited Series. The monster depicted on the cover fights the Avengers who are in Kang's citadel not the ones inside the Brand Corporation. The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series B #17 Captain America by Jack Kirby.) Cover price $0.25.

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    Published Feb 1976 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 144 VG/FN 5.0

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

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

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

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

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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 196 VG/FN 5.0

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

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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) Annual 10 CGC 9.6

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

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