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  • Item #43753070
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    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) #1 Reprints 1-1988-DIRECT VF- 7.5

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    Direct Sales Edition. 16-page reprint of Action #1. 1988 reprint 50 cent cover price. Cover price $0.50.

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    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) #1 Reprints 1-1988-DIRECT VG/FN 5.0

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    Direct Sales Edition. 16-page reprint of Action #1. 1988 reprint 50 cent cover price. Cover price $0.50.

  • Item #44468684
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    Published Sep 1944 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 76 PGX 2.0

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Page missing. Note: heavy scuffing/scratching to front and back of case.
    Starts Oct 2

    Cover art by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye. A Voyage to Destiny starring Superman, pencils by Ed Dobrotka. The Damaged Boulevard starring Hayfoot Henry. The Mountain Without a Top starring The Vigilante, pencils by Mort Meskin (signed as Mort Morton Jr.). The Trapped Trappers starring Congo Bill, art by Edwin Smalle. Walk of Death starring Zatara. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #44451273
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    Published Nov 1951 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 162 CGC 6.0

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0034119013
    Starts Oct 2

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. It starring Superman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. The Interplanetary Restaurant starring Tommy Tomorrow, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. The Mission of Mystery starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. A Horse for Vigilante starring Vigilante, art by Bob Brown. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #44672664
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    Published Nov 1955 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 210 GD/VG 3.0

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    Cover pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. "Superman in Superman Land," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; As thousands of people flock to the opening of Superman Land, a brand-new amusement park, Lex Luthor sets up a Kryptonite trap for Superman. Supermen of America ad. "The Master of the Beasts," art by Ed Smalle; Congo Bill and Janu encounter a man who can seemingly control the wild animals of the jungle. -page Chief Hot Foot story by Henry Boltinoff. Caves of Adventure article by Jack Miller (as John Mallon). "Movie Makers from Outer Space" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 3/4-page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #44672665
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    Published Apr 1956 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 215 GD+ 2.5

    • Cover detached at one staple, 3" cumulative spine split.
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    Cover pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Superman of Tomorrow," pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Craig King uses scientific gadgets in 2956 to duplicate Superman's powers but now he needs help to catch scientific bandits, so he beams a message across time to the Real Superman. "The Big Game Butterfly Hunter," art by Ed Smalle; Hector Doolittle unwittingly risks life and limb to collect rare butterflies. -page Bebe story by Henry Boltinoff. "Flying Rangers" text story by script by Jack Miller (as John Maxton), art by Raymond Perry. "The Mystery of the Stolen Worlds," script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Giant hands out of nowhere move things around in space. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #44672824
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    Published Sep 1958 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 244 GD/VG 3.0

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Super-Merman of the Sea," script by Otto Binder, art by Curt Swan; Superman pretends to join forces with underwater-dwelling aliens in order to trick them into believing Earth's seas are too salty for them. One-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Riddle of the Roc" starring Congo Bill, art by Howard Sherman; When an explorer finds the roc, a giant mythical bird, he uses the creature to help him steal diamonds. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Mystery of the Three Space Rookies" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #44673604
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    Published Dec 1964 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 319 CGC 4.5 Qualified

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack
    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing, does not affect story.
    • Label #0254466011
    Starts Aug 21

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. "The Condemned Superman," script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; As Superman's trial for the murder of Luthor progresses, conviction looks certain until he is able to prove that Luthor is not dead after all. Metamorpho the Element Man ad. Batman Silver Anniversary ad. One-page Broadway Ha-Lights story by Harry Lampert. "The Super-Cheat!", art by Jim Mooney; Linda's nemesis Donna Storm cheats to receive high marks, then frames Linda for theft when Supergirl helps Linda's classmates with their studies. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #44672825
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    Published Nov 1965 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 330 CBCS 8.5

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Other — see grading notes
    • Small pieces of plastic trapped between outer slab and inner well.
    • Label #59FDB1-002
    Starts Aug 21

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. "The Strange 'S' Spell on Superman!", script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; Red Kryptonite causes Superman to steal things beginning with the letter "S" and give them to the poor. Justice League of America ad. "Supergirl's Duel with Dr. Supernatural!", script by Leo Dorfman, art by Jim Mooney; On the Purple Planet, Supergirl battles Drang, who has imprisoned the heroes of many different planets. Rocky and Bullwinkle star in a one-page Cheerios ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #44656439
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    Published Jan 1969 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 371 FN+ 6.5

    Starts Aug 21

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Neal Adams. "The President of Steel!", script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Jack Abel; When an enemy agent attempts to substitute himself for Clark Kent, Superman is mysteriously stricken with amnesia; Not able to remember his secret identity, he mistakenly deduces that he is really the President of the United States. Superboy ad. "The Supergirl Best-Seller!", script by Leo Dorfman, art by Kurt Schaffenberger; Supergirl is mystified when Hilda Powell, the Stanhope librarian, writes a best-selling account of Supergirl's life with details the librarian couldn't possibly know. Batman ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #44633239
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    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 500 VF+ 8.5

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    64-page Giant centennial issue with infinity cover. Superman's life story is recounted in "The Life Story of Superman!," an all-new three-chapter story written by Cary Bates with art by Curt Swan and inks by Frank Chiaramonte. Inside front and back covers feature a text history of Action Comics written by E. Nelson Bridwell. Julius Schwartz, editor. Cover price $1.00.

  • Item #44659754
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    Published Dec 2006 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 844B VF 8.0

    • Signed by writer Geoff Johns and artist Adam Kubert with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.
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    Variant Cover by Adam Kubert. Last Son: Part 1 of 6 - Geoff Johns (Infinite Crisis, Flash) joins forces with Richard Donner (Director of Superman the Movie and Superman II) and artist extraordinaire Adam Kubert (X-Men, Ultimate X-Men) for the 6-part "Last Son", the tale of a small child from the planet Krypton. Sent by his parents to Earth with powers beyond imagination, the child's future potential is limitless. Especially when Superman finds him! ? 32 pg, FC. Cover price $2.99.

  • Item #44672656
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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 239 GD/VG 3.0

    • Cover and several wraps detached at one staple, 2" cumulative spine split.
    Starts Aug 21

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Super-Tricks of the Dog of Steel starring Superboy, script by Jerry Coleman, art by John Sikela; After being hit by a meteor, Krypto learns to talk; And Superboy becomes jealous of all the attention he's getting. Lionel and His Lions humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Classroom Archer starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. The Voyage of the Good Ship Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #44451307
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    Auction Item: All American Comics (1939) 71 CGC 7.0

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Other — see grading notes
    • 1" tear at centerfold. Top edge label strip is detached but present.
    • Label #0016759013
    Starts Oct 2

    Cover art by Paul Reinman. Doiby Dickles, the Human Bomb starring Green Lantern, script by Henry Kuttner, art by Paul Reinman; Doiby is captured by a mad scientist and is supposedly filled with enough liquid nitro to blow up the city. Words of Wisdom starring Dr. Mid-Nite, art by Stan Aschmeier. Blooey and the Sedan Chair starring Red, White and Blue, script by John B. Wentworth, art by Dennis Neville. Virtue Is Its Own Reward starring The Atom, script by Joseph Greene, art by Jon Chester Kozlak. Aerie of the Vulture Known as Robomb starring Hop Harrigan, script and art by Jon L. Blummer. Mutt and Jeff strips by Al Smith [signed as Bud Fisher]. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #44451312
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    Auction Item: All American Men of War (1952) 48 CGC 8.0

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0107875001
    Starts Oct 2

    Edited by Whitney Ellsworth and Robert Kanigher. Cover by Jerry Grandenetti. Stories by Robert Kanigher, Joe Kubert, Julius Schwartz, Morris Waldinger, Tommy Nicolosi, Bob Haney, Mort Drucker, Henry Boltinoff, Jack Abel, Tom Nicolisi, Ed Herron, Ross Andru, and Mike Esposito. Adventure tales of war and the military, including some humor—go into combat with All American Men of War! 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #44451335
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    Published Feb 1962 by DC.

    Auction Item: Aquaman (1962 1st Series) 1 CGC 5.5

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0028127004
    Starts Oct 2

    Cover art by Nick Cardy. The Invasion of the Fire Trolls, script by Jack Miller, art by Nick Cardy; uisp helps Aquaman and Aqualad against three Fire-Trolls that escaped from an undersea volcano. Homer Goes Skin Diving humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Wonders of the Water World article. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #44633219
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    Published Oct 1963 by DC.

    Auction Item: Aquaman (1962 1st Series) 11 VG 4.0

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    Cover art by Nick Cardy. The Doom From Dimension Aqua, script by Jack Miller, art by Nick Cardy; Aquaman and Aqualad meet Mera, former queen of a watery dimension; people from Mera's home world attack; Mera, who would one day marry Aquaman, makes her first appearance. Homer Goes Skin Diving humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Fantastic Frogmen article. 32 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #44613104
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    Published Dec 1968 by DC.

    Auction Item: Aquaman (1962 1st Series) 42 VG+ 4.5

    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
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    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 #44663559
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    Published Oct 1970 by DC.

    Auction Item: Aquaman (1962 1st Series) 53 CGC 8.5

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0311101002
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    Cover art by Nick Cardy. Is California Sinking?, script by Steve Skeates, art by Jim Aparo; O.G.R.E. agents tell California millionaire Eliot Harlanson that California will sink into the ocean and convince him to buy an atomic bomb for use against Atlantis; Aquaman faces off against Black Manta. 36 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Item #44659797
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    Published Feb 1998 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batgirl Adventures (1998) 1 VF 8.0

    Starts Aug 21

    Cover pencils by Bruce Timm. "Oy to the World," script by Paul Dini, pencils by Rick Burchett; When Poison Ivy gets captured by mobsters, Harley Quinn must act quickly to save her, so she turns to the only hero she can find: Batgirl; Will Batgirl help Harley or let Poison Ivy be captured and killed by Kit Nozawa. A special one-shot starring Barbara Gordon as Batgirl. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.95.

  • Item #44451345
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    Tags: Batman
    Published Nov 1946 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 37 CGC 4.0

    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack
    • Label #0043530002
    Starts Oct 2

    Cover by Jerry Robinson. "Calling Dr. Batman!", art by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane); Dr. King tries out his new radiotherapy machine on patient Jerry Marshall, and, while it is successful, its ray negatively affects a hospital worker, Lou Darrell, but not for the better. 1-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "Hollywood Hoax!", art by Jerry Robinson; A group of criminals plan to steal an unreleased as yet film "Heart's Desire" from the movie set of "Crime Doesn't Pay", where Batman and Robin are in attendance to film a sequence. "Killing Doesn't Pay" text story by Al Singer. "The Joker Follows Suit!", art by Jerry Robinson; The Joker institutes a mad scheme to use the very symbols of Batman: the Bat-Signal, Batmobile and Batplane, against the Dark Knight detective that he calls "Make Crime Pay the Joker Way!" 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #44451348
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    Tags: Batman
    Published Mar 1947 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 39 CGC 3.0

    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0011640007
    Starts Oct 2

    Cover pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Charles Paris. "The Frightened People!", script by Don Cameron, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Ray Burnley; Batman and Robin employ cats to thwart a gang chief who is afraid of felines. "The Man In the Iron Mask!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Ray Burnley; A gang boss welds an iron mask onto Iron-Hat Ferriss head; Ferris tries to get the mask removed while Batman goes after him. "Death Serenade" text story by Desmond Walters. One-page Willie the Office Boy story by Phil Berube. "A Christmas Tale," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Ray Burnley; Synopsis: Batman chases Catwoman, who has stolen three cats to use in her crimes. 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #44451483
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    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1947 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 40 CGC 4.0

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0100440004
    Starts Oct 2

    Cover pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Charles Paris. "The 13 Club!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Gene McDonald; Batman joins the 13 Club, an outfit that disproves superstitions, to stop the Joker. "The Case of Batman II," pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Gene McDonald; Robin and Alfred enlist a gymnast named Bill Randall to become Batman after Bruce Wayne dies. "Melody of Murder" text story by Tom Neill. 2-page Prof. Pipp story by Jack Farr. "The Grand Opera Murders!", pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Gene McDonald; Batman and Robin see an accident at the opera that kills two actors; they investigate because it might be a crime. 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #44522845
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    Tags: Batman
    Published Nov 1951 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 67 VG 4.0

    Starts Oct 2

    Cover by Win Mortimer. Lost--A Free Education public service announcement featuring Leave It to Binky, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bob Oksner. "The Mystery Rope!", script by David Vern, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; A criminal who is superstitious about the number seven escapes from prison; The Gotham Historical Society asks Batman to donate one of his Batropes. -page Private Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Man Who Wrote the Joker's Jokes!", script by David Vern, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; The Joker decides hires gag writers to invient crime ideas that would make fools of Batman and Robin; Joker kidnaps Robin and forces Batman to write a plan for him. The Kings of Sport article by Barbara Fairbanks (as F. Banks), art by Raymond Perry. "The Lost Legion of Space," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; Inspired by archival footage of the original Dynamic Duo, Brane Taylor and his nephew adopt their identities in the year 3051; The new Robin soon breaks his leg while fighting the henchmen of the evil Yerka. One-page Jerry the Jitterbug story by Henry Boltinoff. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #44608880
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    Tags: Batman
    Published Aug 1954 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 85 GD 2.0

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    Cover pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Stan Kaye. Tips on Summer Fun! public service announcement with Peter Porkchops, script by Jack Schiff, art by Rube Grossman. "Batman--Clown of Crime!", script by David Vern, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; During a tussle with the Joker, the pair step under and are bathed in "epsilon rays," which have the effect of transferring the personality on one person to that of the other. "The Guardian of the Bat-Signal!", script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Charles Paris; A long-time veteran of the Gotham City Police Department is about to be retired, when Batman suggests that he be put in charge of the Bat-Signal. Batman Whirly-word Game activity page by Martin Naydel. Two-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. Wanted For Murder: Insect X article by Jack Miller. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Costume of Doom!", pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Stan Kaye; When Vicki arranges a photo shoot of all Batman impersonators, one of them is shot and attempts are made on many others, including Bruce Wayne. 44 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #44672667
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    Tags: Batman
    Published Aug 1956 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 101 GD 2.0

    Starts Aug 21

    Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Vanished Batman," script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Stan Kaye; Gotham City is shocked to see Robin drive up to Police HQ one day in a Robinmobile, but he refuses to comment on the disappearance of his long-time partner in crime-fighting. The Case of the Careless Camper! public service announcement with Peter Porkchops. "The Six Strangest Sleuths," script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; When crooks rob the box office at a Vaudeville performers performance, Batman enlists the aid of six former vaudevillians to help track them down. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. Two-Wheeled Lawmen article by Jack Miller. Half-page Little Orvil story. "The Great Bat-Cape Hunt!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Batman loses his cape and cowl on a windy day in Gotham City, but, realizing it has his secret identity sewn into it, he makes every effort to retrieve it before crooks do. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #44633223
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    Published Feb 1962 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 145 VG 4.0

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    Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. "Hunt for Mr. 50," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; The Dynamic Duo trace a smuggling ring to Hawaii and travel there to confront them in order to locate the ring leader. Half-page Lefty Looie story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Tiniest Villain in the World," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; When the Caped Crusader learns that Joe Burr has kidnapped a noted inventor of a shrinking machine, Batman deliberately shrinks himself to miniature size to capture the villain. Let Science Serve You! public service announcement. "The Son of the Joker," script by Bill Finger, art by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane); In this imaginary story, penned by Alfred, trusted butler of Bruce Wayne, the Second Batman and Robin team run up against the Son of the Joker, who is using the tricks of the trade once used by his father! Full-page ads for Batman Annual 2 and Superman Annual 4. Statement of ownership; 485,000 average sales. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #44439126
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    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1963 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 155 VG 4.0

    • 1" spine tear from bottom of comic.
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    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 #44672826
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    Tags: Batman
    Published Aug 1964 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 165 VG 4.0

    Starts Aug 21

    Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Joe Giella. "The Man Who Quit the Human Race!", script by Gardner F. Fox, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Joe Giella; When it is discovered that he is a mutant, Governor Warner agrees to step down from office and undergo an experiment that will allow him to quickly evolve. "The Dilemma of the Detective's Daughter," script by France Herron, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Joe Giella; Patricia Powell graduates from the Police Academy with top honors and receives her rewards from the Batman, whom she tells that she has a great affection for Bruce Wayne. Rocky and Bullwinkle star in a one-page Cheerios ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #44574207
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    Published Mar 1968 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 200 CGC 5.5

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0318823009
    Starts Oct 2

    Cover art by Neal Adams (first work on this title) and various (background). "The Man Who Radiated Fear!" starring Batman and Robin (with Joker and Penguin cameos), script by Mike Friedrich, pencils by Chic Stone (ghosting for Bob Kane), inks by Joe Giella.; When the Scarecrow perfects a fear-radiated pill and uses it on the Caped Crusaders, the duo are unable to continue their war on crime until Alfred enters the picture; Then the Caped Crusaders head out and capture several of their foes, each one having a clue on their persons which lead them to the Scarecrow. "The Bat-Man," script by Bill Finger, art by Bob Kane; reprint of first page of first Batman story. The Batman says: public service announcement, script by Whitney Ellsworth, art by Jack Burnley. One-page dialogue between comic writer Mike Friedrich and fan Biljo White. Statement of ownership--average print run 1,198,000; average paid circulation 805,700. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #44608883
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    Tags: Batman
    Published Dec 1970 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 227 GD 2.0

    Starts Oct 2

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

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    Published Sep 1971 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 234 GD+ 2.5

    Starts Oct 2

    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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    Published Dec 1971 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 237 CGC 5.5

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1226968006
    Starts Sep 4

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

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    Published Jan 1972 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 238 VG+ 4.5

    Starts Aug 21

    100-page Super Spectacular. Cover by Neal Adams. All reprints: "The Masterminds of Crime!" (from Batman # 70), script by David Vern Reed, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Charles Paris; Batman disguises himself as the crook Drexel to infiltrate the Crime Academy. "The Origin of the Doom Patrol" (from My Greatest Adventure # 80), script by Arnold Drake (plot) and Bob Haney (script), pencils by Bruno Premiani; A mysterious man known only as the Chief calls three people who have all escaped certain doom but were left outcasts because of their experiences; He recounts their individual stories; He asks them to become the Doom Patrol, and their first mission is to defuse a bomb; The Chief informs the Doom Patrol of an alien spaceship that has landed on Earth carrying a super-weapon; General Immortus, spying on them, makes plans. "Oh Plastic Man" (from Police Comics # 14), art by Jack Cole; Woozy and Plastic Man set out to capture Eel O'Brian. "Guarding a Lion" (from Sensation Comics #57), script by John Broome, art by Joe Kubert; Sargon the Sorcerer must figure out who the mysterious person is who has been messing with the circus lion. "Danger in the Totem's Eye!" (from Adventure # 276), script and pencils by Arthur Adler, inks by Bob Oksner; Al Pratt goes to a museum to research Indian culture but ends up tracking down some robbers. "The Aqua-Thief of the Seven Seas!" (from Adventure Comics #276), script by Robert Bernstein, art by Ramona Fradon; Aquaman is falsely accused of stealing a chest of diamonds. "The Legion of Super-Outlaws!" (from Adventure Comics #324), script by Edmund Hamilton, art by John Forte; An evil scientist tricks the Heroes of Lallor into fighting the Legion. "Mr. Roulette's Greatest Gamble" (from Batman #75), script by David Vern Reed, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris. A key that lists all the superheroes featured on the wrap-around cover. 100 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.50.

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    Tags: Batman
    Published Sep 1972 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 244 CGC 7.5

    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1226968007
    Starts Oct 2

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

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    Tags: Batman
    Published Dec 1975 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 270 FR/GD 1.5

    • Signed by artist Ernie Chua with Lone Star Comics ceritifcate of authenticity.
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    Cover art by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua). Hostess Fruit Pies ad starring Batman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. The Menace of the Fiery Heads! starring Batman, script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), art by Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua); Batman investigates a series of deaths, but is wrong about who is doing the murders. Tarzan Discovers the Land of the Prehistoric Animals ad, art by Joe Kubert. 32 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

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    Published Jun 1978 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 300 CGC 9.2 SS

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Signed by Jim Starlin on 9/2/16.
    • Label #1424127001
    Starts Oct 2

    Cover art by Dick Giordano. Giant-sized 300th Anniversary with 3-part book-length story, "The Last Batman Story--?", script by David Vern (as David V. Reed), pencils by Walt Simonson, inks by Dick Giordano; Batman and Robin in Gotham City of the future thwart the attempted attack by a band of blue-costumed men on a mobile surgical capsule being transferred to the Columbia Space Station surgery department; The villains' leader is killed in a strange explosion; Batman and Robin realize that their foes are a crime-cabal called Spectrum, divided into seven sections to correspond with the colors of the light spectrum. Hostess snack cakes ad with Aquaman. Letter from comics historian Peter Sanderson. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.60.

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    Published May 1983 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 359 FN/VF 7.0

    Starts Aug 21

    Cover pencils by Ed Hannigan, inks by Dick Giordano. Jason Todd becomes a continuing character in "Hunt" starring Batman, Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, James Gordon, Vicki Vale, Alfred Pennyworth, Waldo Flynn, Trina Todd, Joe Todd, and Killer Croc, script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Dan Jurgens, inks by Dick Giordano; Featuring the origin of Killer Croc!; Batman searches for the whereabouts of Killer Croc while Croc himself breaks into Gotham City Jail to take care of the last obstacle in his path toward ruling the Gotham Underground. 1st comic book work by Dan Jurgens. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.60.

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    Published Dec 1983 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 366 FN/VF 7.0

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

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    Tags: Batman Year 1 (part 1)
    Published Feb 1987 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 404 CGC 9.4

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0321954006
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    Batman Year One, Chapter One: "Who I Am, How I Came To Be".Part 1 of 4, continued next issue. A 25-year-old Bruce Wayne returns to Gotham after 12 years abroad, while Lieutenant James Gordon joins the Gotham police force. Script by Frank Miller, art by David Mazzucchelli. Selina Kyle appearance. Mazzucchelli 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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    Tags: Batman Year 1 (part 1)
    Published Feb 1987 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 404 CGC 9.4

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1332978034
    Starts Aug 21

    Batman Year One, Chapter One: "Who I Am, How I Came To Be".Part 1 of 4, continued next issue. A 25-year-old Bruce Wayne returns to Gotham after 12 years abroad, while Lieutenant James Gordon joins the Gotham police force. Script by Frank Miller, art by David Mazzucchelli. Selina Kyle appearance. Mazzucchelli 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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    Tags: Batman Year 1 (part 2)
    Published Mar 1987 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 405 VF 8.0

    Starts Aug 21

    Batman Year One, Chapter Two: "War Is Declared". Part 2 of 4, continued from the previous issue. Story continues next issue. Bruce Wayne dons the cape and cowl for the first time to take the fight to the criminal element, while James Gordon stirs up trouble within his own department. Script by Frank Miller, art by David Mazzucchelli. Harvent Dent appears as Assistant District Attorney. Mazzucchelli 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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    Tags: Batman Year 1 (part 3)
    Published Apr 1987 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 406 VF+ 8.5

    Starts Aug 21

    Batman Year One, Chapter Three: "Black Dawn". Part 3 of 4, continued from the previous issue. Story concludes next issue. An injured and cornered Batman is up against the police, James Gordon crosses a line, and Selina Kyle becomes Catwoman. Script by Frank Miller, art by David Mazzucchelli. Mazzucchelli 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 Jan 1989 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 428 VF 8.0

    Starts Aug 21

    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 Hush (part 5)
    Published Apr 2003 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 612A VF+ 8.5

    Starts Aug 21

    WRITTEN BY JEPH LOEB; ART AND COVER BY JIM LEE AND SCOTT WILLIAMS Guest-starring Superman! Hush, Part 5 of 12. The best-selling comic continues with the fight you've waited for, discussed and argued about: Batman vs. Superman, toe-to-toe! How do you stop the Man of Steel? Who can outwit the World's Greatest Detective? What could bring these uneasy allies to the brink of war? Who will be left standing in a battle that could bring down the city of Metropolis? FC, 32 PG. $2.25 Cover price $2.25.

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    Tags: Batman Hush (part 5)
    Published Apr 2003 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 612B CGC 9.8 SS

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Signed by Jim Lee on 10/09/2010. Second Printing.
    • Label #1025248002
    Starts Aug 21

    Black and White Sketch Cover for this beautiful 2nd printing. WRITTEN BY JEPH LOEB; ART AND COVER BY JIM LEE AND SCOTT WILLIAMS Guest-starring Superman! Hush, Part 5 of 12. The best-selling comic continues with the fight you've waited for, discussed and argued about: Batman vs. Superman, toe-to-toe! How do you stop the Man of Steel? Who can outwit the World's Greatest Detective? What could bring these uneasy allies to the brink of war? Who will be left standing in a battle that could bring down the city of Metropolis? FC, 32 PG. $2.25 Cover price $2.25.

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    Tags: Night of the Owls (part 001 Prelude), Batman, DC New 52
    Published Nov 2011 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (2011 2nd Series) 1A FN/VF 7.0

    Starts Oct 2

    FIRST PRINTING Cover by GREG CAPULLO Written by SCOTT SNYDER Art by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION Be here for the start of a new era for The Dark Knight from writer Scott Snyder (AMERICAN VAMPIRE, BATMAN: GATES OF GOTHAM) and artist Greg Capullo (Spawn)! A series of brutal killings hints at an ancient conspiracy, and Batman learns that Gotham City is deadlier than he knew. First appearance of Harper Row (cameo, not named in issue) Cover price $2.99.

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    Tags: Night of the Owls (part 001 Prelude), Batman, DC New 52
    Published Nov 2011 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (2011 2nd Series) 1A FN 6.0

    Starts Aug 21

    FIRST PRINTING Cover by GREG CAPULLO Written by SCOTT SNYDER Art by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION Be here for the start of a new era for The Dark Knight from writer Scott Snyder (AMERICAN VAMPIRE, BATMAN: GATES OF GOTHAM) and artist Greg Capullo (Spawn)! A series of brutal killings hints at an ancient conspiracy, and Batman learns that Gotham City is deadlier than he knew. First appearance of Harper Row (cameo, not named in issue) Cover price $2.99.

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    Auction Item: Batman (2011 2nd Series) 13C VF 8.0

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    Limited 1 for 100 Variant Cover by Greg Capullo Death of the Family: Part 1 - (W) Scott Snyder (A) Greg Capullo & Various The Joker returns in 'DEATH OF THE FAMILY'! He crippled Batgirl. He killed Robin. What will The Joker do now that he's returned to Gotham City? What must Batman do to protect his secret identity and that of those who fight alongside him? Cover price $3.99.

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    Published May 2015 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (2011 2nd Series) 40A CGC 9.8

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1250776001
    Starts Aug 21

    Endgame: The Conclusion - Written by Scott Snyder. Art and Cover by Greg Capullo and Danny Miki. The finale of 'Endgame' is here! Batman risks everything against The Joker! Who will laugh last? 40 pages, full color. Rated T Cover price $4.99.