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  • Item #41500730
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    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) #1 Reprints 1-NESTLE-10CENT FN/VF 7.0

    Starts Feb 6

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

  • Item #41448566
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    Published Sep 1945 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 88 FR 1.0

    • Heavy water damage, mold spots throughout.
    Starts Feb 6

    Cover art by Joe Shuster and John Sikela. The Adventure of the Stingy Men starring Superman, pencils by Joe Shuster. The Clue of the Crazy Rhyme starring Hayfoot Henry, script by Al Schwartz, art by Stan Kaye. Darts of Death starring Congo Bill, art by Edwin Smalle. Of Cops and Robbers starring Vigilante, art by Mort Meskin (as Mort Morton Jr.). Pranks and Parrots starring Zatara, art by W. F. White. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #41448410
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    Published Jul 1958 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 242 PR 0.5

    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split. Cover detached.
    Starts Feb 6

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Origin and first appearance of Brainiac, and the first mention of the shrunken city of Kandor in "The Super-Duel in Space," script by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino; While on an experimental rocket, Clark and Lois encounter the alien Brainiac, who plans to shrink and bottle the great cities of Earth and then use them to repopulate his planet; Superman gets inside Brainiacs ship when the villain snatches Metropolis and there finds a bottle with the Kryptonian city of Kandor. Untitled Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Traffic Cop of 2058, A.D." starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. "Safari From Space," art by Howard Sherman; Congo Bill vs. Xov. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #40186259
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    Published May 1959 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 252 CGC 5.5

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1292059016
    Starts Feb 6

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Al Plastino. Origin and 1st appearance of Supergirl in "The Supergirl from Krypton!", script by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino; Superman spies a crashing rocket and discovers his cousin Supergirl; She tells him how Argo City survived the destruction of Krypton and how her father sent her to Earth when the inhabitants of Argo City were threatened by Kryptonite poisoning; Superman sets her up in Midvale Orphanage so she can adjust to life on Earth. Intro new Metallo "The Menace of Metallo!", script by Robert Bernstein, art by Al Plastino; Criminal John Corben, who is nearly killed in an auto accident, is given a robot body powered by uranium; When he is hit by bullets meant for Lois, she assumes he is really Superman. 2/3-page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "Congo Bill Dies at Dawn!", script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #41448569
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    Published Mar 1961 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 274 GD/VG 3.0

    Starts Feb 20

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Lois Lane becomes Superwoman in "The Reversed Super-Powers!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Kurt Schaffenberger; While trying to make himself immune to Kryptonite an explosion in the lab removes Superman's power and gives Lois powers. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "Supergirl's Three Time Trips!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; When tasked to do a report on a famous historical figure, Supergirl travels into the past to view Annie Oakley, Betsy Ross and Pocahontas in action, but in each time period she encounters kryptonite. One-page Tricksy story by Henry Boltinoff. Supermen of America ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #41421698
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    Published Dec 1967 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 357 CGC 9.4 Restored

    • Slight amateur restoration
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover.
    • Label #1060688001
    Starts Feb 6

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. "The Kryptonite Rumble!", script by Leo Dorfman, art by Wayne Boring; The Annihilator's sidekick, Pocketbook Pete, swallows Kryptonian explosives, gains super-explosive power and appoints himself President, you squares! The Adventures of Jerry Lewis ad. "Supergirl's Secret Marriage!", script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; A jealous alien female, disguised as a male, fakes a marriage with Supergirl (who has temporary amnesia from green kryptonite) so that her monitoring boyfriend will get over his obsession with Supergirl. Superman ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #41001914
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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 317 VG+ 4.5

    Starts Feb 20

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. Part I: The Menace of Dream Girl!--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Edmond Hamilton, art by John Forte; Dream Girl joins the Legion and insists Lightning Lass be expelled when she loses her powers and demands Triplicate Girl be court-martialed for accusing her of causing Lightning Lass to lose her power. Super-Turtle humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Part II: The Doom of the Legion!--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Edmond Hamilton, art by John Forte; Even more Legionnaires are expelled before Dream Girl reveals to Star Boy that it was all a plot to prevent their deaths. In this two-parter, Lightning Lass becomes Light Lass, and the Hall of Fame series begins.The Shrinking of Superboy, art by John Sikela. 36 pages. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 357 CGC 9.0

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0286118022
    Starts Feb 6

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. The Ghost of Ferro Lad!--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Jim Shooter, pencils by Jim Shooter (layouts only) and Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; The Legion appears to be haunted by the ghost of Ferro Lad. 36 pages. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #41584322
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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 375 CGC 9.2

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0138808001
    Starts Feb 20

    Cover art by Neal Adams. Intro of Quantum Queen and the Wanderers in The King of the Legion!--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Jim Shooter, pencils by Jim Shooter (layouts only) and Win Mortimer, inks by Win Mortimer; The Legionnaires individually battle the Wanderers, temporarily turned evil, in order to find out who's the mightiest Legionnaire. 36 pages. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #41496110
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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 462 VG/FN 5.0

    Starts Feb 20

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

  • Item #41481824
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    Auction Item: Adventures of Bob Hope (1950) 56 VG+ 4.5

    Starts Feb 20

    Cover art by Owen Fitzgerald. Tennis, Anyone? Part 1, script by Cal Howard, pencils by Owen Fitzgerald, inks by Graham Place; Bob, looking for rent money, runs into a lovely young woman running a bank errand for her promoter father. The Brave and the Bold #23 ad. Tennis, Anyone? Part 2. What's Your B.Q.*? (*Brotherhood Quotient) public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily. Teen Laffs humor page by Henry Boltinoff. A review of a Columbia recording, "The Action History of Baseball." Tennis, Anyone? Part 3; Princess Ileana of Blobonia decides to take the situation into her own hands. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

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

    Starts Feb 20

    Cover art by Bob Oksner. Roman Baths Part 1, pencils by Bob Oksner, inks by Graham Place; Jerry visits an amusement park and accidentally sends himself back in time. Teen Age humor page by Mort Drucker. Roman Baths Part Two; Jerry lands in the time of ancient Rome. Meet the Gang! filler page by Mort Drucker. Keep Learning-- The Key to Success public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily. Roman Baths Part Three; Jerry beats the Etruscans single handed. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #41472758
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    Auction Item: Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (1952) 46 VG- 3.5

    Starts Feb 20

    "Mystery of the Magnetic Monsters." Rex and Professor John Rayburn journey to the planet Lamenor, where they inadvertently land on that world's moon. Rex battles a bunch of moon creatures. Also includes: "The Chimp-Champ of Baseball!" (starring Detective Chimp); "Canine Buckaroo!"; and "Combat Canines." Script by John Broome, pencils by Gil Kane and Carmine Infantino, inks by Bernard Sachs. Cover by Kane and Joe Giella. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #41625047
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    Published Oct 2016 by DC.

    Auction Item: All Star Batman (2016) 1NYCC VF+ 8.5

    Starts Feb 20

    Foil Cover Convention Edition. My Own Worst Enemy: Part 1 - Written by Scott Snyder. Art by John Romita, Danny Miki and Declan Shalvey. Cover by John Romita and Danny Miki. Superstar writer Scott Snyder explodes into an all-new Batman series alongside legendary artist John Romita Jr., reimagining some of the Dark Knight's greatest villains. First up: Two-Face! Batman must take Two-Face to a destination out of Gotham City, but the duplicitous villain has a two of spades up his sleeve. Every assassin, bounty hunter and ordinary citizen with something to hide is on their tails with one goal: kill Batman! Handcuffed together on the road to hell, this is Batman and Two-Face as you've never seen them before! 40 pages, full color. Rated T

  • Item #41218037
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    Auction Item: All Star Comics (1940-1978) 58 FN 6.0

    Starts Feb 6

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

  • Item #41496638
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    Auction Item: All Star Comics (1940-1978) 58 VG/FN 5.0

    Starts Mar 13

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

  • Item #41096915
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    Auction Item: All Star Comics (1940-1978) 58 VG+ 4.5

    Starts Feb 20

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

  • Item #41096918
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    Auction Item: All Star Comics (1940-1978) 58 VG+ 4.5

    Starts Feb 27

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

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

    Starts Mar 6

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

  • Item #41000357
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    Published Mar 1964 by DC.

    Auction Item: Aquaman (1962 1st Series) 14 VG 4.0

    • Cover and centerfold detached at one staple.
    Starts Feb 20

    Cover art by Nick Cardy. Aquaman's Secret Powers!, script by Jack Miller, art by Nick Cardy; an old man bestows Aquaman with special powers; Aqualad guest-stars. Little Pete humor half-page by Henry Boltinoff. The Fish Out of Time article. The Tyrant Ruler of Atlantis! starring Aquaman, Aqualad, and Mera, script by Jack Miller, art by Nick Cardy. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #40956596
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    Published Dec 1964 by DC.

    Auction Item: Aquaman (1962 1st Series) 18 VG/FN 5.0

    Starts Feb 20

    Cover art by Nick Cardy. The Wife of Aquaman, script by Jack Miller, art by Nick Cardy; Wedding of Aquaman and Mera; Cameos by Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Atom, Flash, Hawkman, J'onn J'onzz, Green Arrow, Robin; Mera loses powers. Escape to the Sea article. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #40957730
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    Published Oct 1966 by DC.

    Auction Item: Aquaman (1962 1st Series) 29 GD/VG 3.0

    Starts Feb 6

    1st appearance Ocean Master. Cover art by Nick Cardy. Aquaman, Coward-King of the Seas! starring Aquaman, Aqualad, and the Ocean Master, script by Bob Haney, art by Nick Cardy; the navy summons Aquaman to battle the Ocean Master. Cap's Hobby Hints activity half-page by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #40957814
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    Published Dec 1968 by DC.

    Auction Item: Aquaman (1962 1st Series) 42 FN 6.0

    Starts Feb 6

    Cover art by Nick Cardy. Is This My Foe?, script by Steve Skeates, art by Jim Aparo; Aquaman, assuming Black Manta kidnapped Mera, goes after him; the Maarzons worship Black Manta as their god; Aquagirl worries that Narkan is becoming a tyrant. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #41559611
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    Published Jun 1982 by DC.

    Auction Item: Arak Son of Thunder (1981) 10 CGC 9.6

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1173306003
    Starts Feb 6

    In the underground catacombs of Rome, Arak and Valda struggle to survive in "Arena of the Black Pope." Script by Roy Thomas & Mike W. Barr and art by Ernie Colon and Bob Smith. Issue also has the Viking Prince in "Frozen Hell for a Viking!" with script by Robert Kanigher and art by Jan Duursema. Cover price $0.60.

  • Item #41451869
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    Batman (1940) #26 GD/VG 3.0
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jan 1945 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 26 GD/VG 3.0

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    Starts Feb 6

    Cover by Jerry Robinson. "Twenty-Ton Robbery!", script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); The Cavalier returns in disguise to acquire a new mob that he plans to use to rob the city blind, but the theft of a whale undoes his plans. "Recipe for Revenge!", script by Jack Schiff, art by Jerry Robinson; Alfred criticizes Bruce and Dick for not eating healthy meals, because of the crime-fighting activities, so he heads to the market to stock up on "good" food and runs headlong into a case he thinks that only he can solve. "The Year 3000!", script by Joseph Greene, art by Dick Sprang; In the year 3000, a man, who is the direct descendant of Bruce Wayne, and his son, run across a time capsule containing the exploits of Batman and Robin, and don those guises in order to fight and rally support against a warlord named Fura. "Night Rider" text story by Tod Lowry. "Crime Comes to Lost Mesa!", script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang; Two criminals enlist the aid of an Indian medicine man as a cover to allow them to rob the tribal temple of its riches. 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #41604122
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    Tags: Batman
    Published Nov 1953 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 79 FN- 5.5

    Starts Feb 6

    Cover by Win Mortimer. "Bride of Batman!", script by David Vern, pencils by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; When the Shah of a foreign nation wants Vicki as his wife, she gets out of it (or so she thinks) by announcing that she is secretly engaged to Batman! Give Your Pet All the Breaks! public service announcement with Binky, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. "The Batman of Yesterday!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Ray Burnley; A criminal claims to have recovered a long lost treasure of gold; Batman and Robin ask Professor Nichols to send them back in time to the Gotham of 1753, where they meet with Captain Lightfoot. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "Grand Jury" text story by Jack Miller. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "Batman--Gang Boss!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; Batman and Robin are escorting a prisoner transport when their plane crashes on what appears to be a deserted island; But the island is controlled by the murderous pirate Lars Veking, and Batman and Robin find unexpected brothers-in-arms in the form of the prisoners they are escorting. One-page Jerry the Jitterbug story by Henry Boltinoff. 44 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #41505260
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    Tags: Batman
    Published Aug 1959 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 125 GD/VG 3.0

    Starts Feb 6

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Secret Life of Bat-Hound," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; After Ace is brought to permanently live at Wayne Manor by John Wilker, Bat-Hound goes into action with Batwoman to save the Caped Crusaders trapped in a cave-in. Half-page Crime Punishment! story. Tips on Summer Fun! public service announcement with Peter Porkchops, art by Rube Grossman. "The Last Days of Batman," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; Carter Nichols sends the Dynamic Duo back to ancient Venice to gather evidence in a case, but only Batman returns, while Robin is shifted to Gotham City a few days into the future, where he discovers a new criminal will kill Batman. Half-page Warden Willis story by Henry Boltinoff. "King Batman the First," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Sheldon Moldoff; While chasing down a wanted criminal, the Dynamic Duo are transported to another planet where Batman becomes king, albeit temporarily, as his being an alien causes him to be imprisoned. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #40502663
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    Tags: Batman
    Published Aug 1960 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 133 CGC 7.5

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0280306014
    Starts Feb 6

    1st appearance of Bat-Mite in Batman comics and his 3rd appearance anywhere in "Batwoman's Publicity Agent!" Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. "Crimes of the Kite-Man," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; The Caped Crusaders must battle an ingenious criminal who uses kites to commit his crimes! Lend a Friendly Hand! public service announcement with Superman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Voyage of the S.S. Batman," script by Bill Finger, art by Sheldon Moldoff; After building a mock Bat-Cave on board a ship and allowing the public in, several crooks break in to it, attempting to steal a trophy on display which has part of a map inside it that will lead the criminals to some stolen loot. Half-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. One-page Warden Willis story by Henry Boltinoff. "Batwoman's Publicity Agent," script by Bill Finger, art by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane); Batwoman and Bat-Mite team up to fight crime and the Dynamic Duo do not know what to make of it; The truth, that Bat-Mite is in love with the female crime fighter, is the reason that the imp from another dimension being in town. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #41624039
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    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1963 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 155 VG- 3.5

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    Starts Feb 6

    Cover art by Sheldon Moldoff. "Batman's Psychic Twin" starring Batman, Robin, and Kathy Kane, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; A rare chemical explosion psychically links Batman with Jo-Jo Gagan, and when the underworld finds out about this, they turn on Gagan and attempt to kill him, believing that the Caped Crusader will perish as well. "The Return of the Penguin" (1st Silver Age appearance of the Penguin) starring Batman, Robin, and Vicki Vale, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Emerging from semi-retirement, due to the mocking of the underworld, the Penguin renews his battle of wits with the Caped Crusaders with a series of new bird-related crimes. Full-page ad for Metal Men # 1. Countdown on Excellence public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Sheldon Moldoff; Jerry gets a lecture from his father on the importance of doing every job right. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #41448593
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    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1965 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 171 GD- 1.8

    Starts Feb 6

    1st Silver Age Riddler appearance (the question-marked criminal hadn't appeared in a Batman book since 1948). Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Murphy Anderson. What's Wrong with These Pictures! public service announcement, art by Bernard Baily. "Remarkable Ruse of the Riddler!" (the Batman TV pilot was based on this story), script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Joe Giella; The Riddler is released from prison and informs the Dynamic Duo that he has turned from crime, and, as proof, leads them to the hideout of the Molehill Mob; But when the former felon begins deluging them with riddles, the Caped Crusaders aren't sure he really has reformed. Rocky and Bullwinkle star in a one-page Cheerios ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #39824762
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    Tags: Batman
    Published Jun 1966 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 181 VG- 3.5

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    Starts Feb 6

    The 1st appearance of Poison Ivy. Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Murphy Anderson. "Beware of--Poison Ivy!", script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Joe Giella; While Bruce and Dick are attending an art show, a woman shows up, claiming to be the greatest criminal of those currently residing in Gotham. Centerspread is a great two-page color poster of Batman and Robin, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Murphy Anderson. "The Perfect Crime--Slightly Imperfect!", script by Gardner Fox, inks by Sid Greene; At the latest meeting of the Anaylists, Kaye announces that she didn't write her latest book, and seems to be threatened by a voice from her brooch; Batman has a feeling that the Kaye at the meeting is an imposter, so he looks into the matter. Letter from future comics writer Mike Friedrich. Rocky and Bullwinkle star in a one-page Cheerios ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #41624042
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    Tags: Batman
    Published Jun 1966 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 181 PR 0.5

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    Starts Feb 20

    The 1st appearance of Poison Ivy. Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Murphy Anderson. "Beware of--Poison Ivy!", script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Joe Giella; While Bruce and Dick are attending an art show, a woman shows up, claiming to be the greatest criminal of those currently residing in Gotham. Centerspread is a great two-page color poster of Batman and Robin, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Murphy Anderson. "The Perfect Crime--Slightly Imperfect!", script by Gardner Fox, inks by Sid Greene; At the latest meeting of the Anaylists, Kaye announces that she didn't write her latest book, and seems to be threatened by a voice from her brooch; Batman has a feeling that the Kaye at the meeting is an imposter, so he looks into the matter. Letter from future comics writer Mike Friedrich. Rocky and Bullwinkle star in a one-page Cheerios ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #41624045
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    Published Feb 1967 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 189 GD/VG 3.0

    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    Starts Feb 6

    Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Joe Giella. 1st Silver Age appearance of Scarecrow in book-length story, "Fright of the Scarecrow!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Joe Giella; While entertaining some children in the park, Dick happens to notice the Scarecrow retrieving buried loot from a past robbery; He calls in Bastman and together they battle their old foe until they are blinded by Scarecrow's fear gas. Little Pete humor half-page by Henry Boltinoff. Letter from comic book writer Mark Evanier. Peace on Earth public service announcement. Eyes Front! humor half-page by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #41584325
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    Tags: Batman
    Published Jun 1968 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 202 CGC 6.5

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0286230020
    Starts Feb 20

    Cover art by Irv Novick. "Gateway to Death!" starring Batman and Robin, script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Chic Stone, inks by Sid Greene; A rash of psychic robberies, in which objects appear to move with the power of mind over matter, puzzle the Caped Crusaders, but not Alfred. "Menace of the Motorcycle Marauders!" starring Robin, script by Mike Friedrich, pencils by Chic Stone, inks by Joe Giella; Robin, on his way to school to make a speech for the Presidency of the Junior Class, stops a motorcycle gang, whicjh is led by an expelled student; He successfully captures the gang, but, in the process, loses the chance to become class president at school. Cap's Hobby Hints by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

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    Published Sep 1971 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 234 VG 4.0

    Starts Feb 6

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

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    Tags: Batman
    Published Sep 1973 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 251 GD/VG 3.0

    Starts Feb 6

    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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    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1975 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 263 VF- 7.5

    Starts Feb 20

    Riddler appears in book-length tale, "Riddler on the Move!" Script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Ernie Chan as "Ernie Chua," inks by Dick Giordano. Cover price $0.25.

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    Published Nov 1977 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 293 CGC 9.6

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1395905017
    Starts Feb 6

    Cover art by Jim Aparo. The third installment of the "Who Killed Batman?" storyline: "Where Were You on the Night Batman Was Killed?: The Testimony of Luthor!", script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by John Calnan, inks by Tex Blaisdell; Lex Luthor's claim to have killed the Batman is refuted by surprise witness Superman, who convinces the jury that Luthor did not kill Batman, as he thought; Batman and Superman team-up to take on Lex. Hostess snack cakes ad with Wonder Woman. Letter from comics artist Adam Castro. The Greatest Superman Story Ever Told article by publisher Jenette Kahn. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.35.

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    Tags: Batman
    Published Feb 1978 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 296 VF- 7.5

    Starts Feb 20

    Cover pencils by Sal Amendola, inks by Al Milgrom. "The Sinister Straws of the Scarecrow," script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by Sal Amendola; Criminals are running scared because of the fear instilled by the Scarecrow; They turn over their stolen goods to the police; Batman steps in and battles Scarecrow. Letter from comics historian Peter Sanderson. Daily Planet Volume 77 Issue 45 Week of November 7, 1977 article by Bob Rozakis; Information on Showcase #97, World's Finest Comics #249, comics on sale the week of November 14th and Ask the Answer Man! 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Item #41170493
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    Tags: Batman
    Published Apr 1978 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 298 CGC 9.8

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1395906004
    Starts Feb 6

    Cover art by Jim Aparo. "The Case of the Crimson Coffin!", script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by John Calnan, inks by Dick Giordano; Batman battles the Carib machete assassins, who are kidnapping and drugging victims for a human sacrifice. Hostess snack cakes ad with Superman. Daily Planet Volume 78 Issue 1 Week of January 2, 1978 article by Bob Rozakis; Information on Claw the Unconquered #10, House of Secrets #151, comics on sale the week of Jauary 9th and Ask the Answer Man. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.35.

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    Tags: Batman
    Published Mar 1983 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 357 CGC 8.0

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1395909006
    Starts Feb 6

    1st printing. 1st appearance of Jason Todd and Killer Croc (cameo). Cover pencils by Ed Hannigan, inks by Dick Giordano. "Squid" starring Batman, Dick Grayson, Commissioner Gordon, Hamilton Hill, Joey Taylor, Waldo Flynn, Olivia Ortega, and the Squid (first appearance), script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Alfredo Alcala; The Squid comes to Gotham City to launch a takeover of its underworld, and to trap the Batman; A mobster offering crooked protection threatens a circus owner; Refusing to give in, the owner unwittingly puts a target on the heads of his star performers, a husband and wife trapeze act; Days later, a young boy discoveres that his parents had been brutally murdered. Taken in by the sympathetic millionaire Bruce Wayne (Batman) the boy trains and becomes his new mentor's sidekick as Robin, the boy wonder; Not Dick Grayson, though--This time it was the copycat story of Jason Todd, the second person to become Robin. Letter to the editor from comics editor/writer Kevin Dooley. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.60.

  • Item #41088491
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    Tags: Batman
    Published Mar 1983 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 357 FN/VF 7.0

    Starts Feb 6

    1st printing. 1st appearance of Jason Todd and Killer Croc (cameo). Cover pencils by Ed Hannigan, inks by Dick Giordano. "Squid" starring Batman, Dick Grayson, Commissioner Gordon, Hamilton Hill, Joey Taylor, Waldo Flynn, Olivia Ortega, and the Squid (first appearance), script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Alfredo Alcala; The Squid comes to Gotham City to launch a takeover of its underworld, and to trap the Batman; A mobster offering crooked protection threatens a circus owner; Refusing to give in, the owner unwittingly puts a target on the heads of his star performers, a husband and wife trapeze act; Days later, a young boy discoveres that his parents had been brutally murdered. Taken in by the sympathetic millionaire Bruce Wayne (Batman) the boy trains and becomes his new mentor's sidekick as Robin, the boy wonder; Not Dick Grayson, though--This time it was the copycat story of Jason Todd, the second person to become Robin. Letter to the editor from comics editor/writer Kevin Dooley. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.60.

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    Published Feb 1984 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 368 VF 8.0

    Starts Feb 20

    Cover pencils by Ed Hannigan, inks by Dick Giordano. In this key issue, Jason Todd begins as the new Robin (with a new costume) in a book-length story titled "A Revenge of Rainbows" starring Batman, Robin, Crazy-Quilt, Dick Grayson, Vicki Vale, Joker (flashback), Two-Face (flashback), Scarecrow (flashback), and Penguin (flashback), script by Doug Moench, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Alfredo Alcala; Dick Grayson officially passes along the mantle of Robin to Jason Todd, who accompanies Batman on a "shakedown cruise" around Gotham. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.75.

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    Tags: Batman
    Published Aug 1985 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 386 VF+ 8.5

    Starts Feb 6

    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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    Published Mar 1988 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 417 CGC 9.8

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1395907017
    Starts Feb 6

    The KGBeast arrives in Gotham on a mission to cripple the country's strategic defense initiative in "Ten Nights Of The Beast!" Part 1 of 4, continued next issue. Script by Jim Starlin, pencils by Jim Aparo, inks by Mike DeCarlo. Mike Zeck cover. 1st printing. NOTE: Most issues from 397-432 were reprinted in 1989 and sold in multipacks. These 2nd and 3rd prints have back cover ads dated 1989. Cover price $0.75.

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    Published Dec 1988 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 426 VF 8.0

    Starts Feb 20

    1st printing. Cover art by Mike Mignola. "A Death in the Family" part 1 of 4, script by Jim Starlin, pencils by Jim Aparo, inks by Mike DeCarlo; Jason discovers that his "real" mother was really his step-mother, and his birth mother is still alive; Joker escapes from Arkham and Batman chases him to the Middle East where he runs across Jason looking for one of the women he thinks is his mom. Infamous story where readers called an 800 number, and 'voted' to have Robin killed! Story continues in Batman #427. NOTE: Most issues from 397-432 were reprinted in 1989 and sold in multipacks. These 2nd and 3rd prints have back cover ads dated 1989. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.50.

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    Published Jan 1989 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 428 FN- 5.5

    Starts Feb 20

    1st printing. Cover art by Mike Mignola. "A Death in the Family" part 3 of 4, script by Jim Starlin, pencils by Jim Aparo, inks by Mike DeCarlo; Death of Sheila Haywood; Burial of Sheila Haywood and Jason Todd; The Joker becomes the Iranian Ambassador to the U.N. Results of Phone Poll as to whether Robin dies this issue or not. NOTE: Most issues from 397-432 were reprinted in 1989 and sold in multipacks. These 2nd and 3rd prints have back cover ads dated 1989. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.75.

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    Tags: Batman Year 3 (part 1)
    Published Aug 1989 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 436 CGC 9.4

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1395908010
    Starts Feb 20

    1st appearance of Tim Drake. Cover art by George Perez. "Batman Year 3 (Part 1 of 4): Different Roads," script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Pat Broderick, inks by John Beatty; Someone is killing off Gotham's mob bosses, and Batman keeps arriving too late to prevent the murders; Boss Zucco is up for parole, and Alfred Pennyworth pleads with the parole board not to let him free; Nightwing returns to Gotham, having heard that Batman's sanity is eroding, and sets off in search of his mentor; The Post-Crisis origin of Robin (Dick Grayson) in flashback. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.75.

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    Tags: Batman Knightfall (part 11)
    Published Aug 1993 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 497D CGC 9.8

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1262443012
    Starts May 8

    This is the direct edition with the overlay cover. Bane breaks Batman's back in Batman KnightFall Part 11. Home turf does not prove an advantage when Bane breaks Batman's back in the Batcave in "The Broken Bat." KnightFall continues in Detective Comics (1937- ) #664. Written by Doug Moench. Pencils by Jim Aparo. Inks by Dick Giordano. Cover by Kelley Jones. Cover price $1.25.

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    Tags: Batman Knightfall (part 11)
    Published Aug 1993 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 497D CGC 9.8

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1262443031
    Starts Feb 6

    This is the direct edition with the overlay cover. Bane breaks Batman's back in Batman KnightFall Part 11. Home turf does not prove an advantage when Bane breaks Batman's back in the Batcave in "The Broken Bat." KnightFall continues in Detective Comics (1937- ) #664. Written by Doug Moench. Pencils by Jim Aparo. Inks by Dick Giordano. Cover by Kelley Jones. Cover price $1.25.