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  • Item #32681843
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    Published Dec 1995 by DC.

    Auction Item: Absolute Vertigo (1995) 1 CGC 9.6

    • Paper: White
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    • Label #1202353001
    Starts May 1

    Preview book; "The Eaters" by Peter Milligan (script) & Dean Ormston (art); "Jonah Hex: Riders of the Worm and Such" byJoe R. Lansdale, Tim (Timothy) Truman, & Sam Glanzman; "Preacher" (1st app) by Garth Ennis (script) & Steve Dillon (art); "Ghostdancing" by Jamie Delano (script) & Richard Case (art); Absolute Vertigo Artist Jam featuring Steve Dillon, Sam Glanzman, Sean Phillips, Richard Case, Phil Winslade, Dean Ormston, Duncan Fegredo, & Tim Truman; "Hellblazer" # 89 by Paul Jenkins (script) & Sean Phillips (art); "Goddess" by Garth Ennis (script) & Phil Winslade (art); and an all-new Invisibles short story featuring King Mob in "Hexy" by Grant Morrison (script) & Duncan Fegredo (art); Cover price $0.99.

  • Item #43602713
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    Tags: Superman
    Published Nov 1943 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 66 Coverless 0.3

    • INCOMPLETE. First three wraps missing. Interrupts art and story.
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    Cover art by Jack Burnley and Stan Kaye. The Boy Who Came Back starring Superman, script by Don Cameron (signed as Jerry Siegel), pencils by Ed Dobrotka (signed as Joe Shuster), inks by George Roussos. The Sword of Destiny starring Vigilante, script by Alvin Schwartz, pencils by Mort Meskin (as Mort Morton Jr.), inks by Joe Kubert. The Talking Trees starring Congo Bill, script by Joe Samachson, art by John Daly. Burma Remembers starring Americommando, script by Joseph Greene, art by Bernard Baily. Circus Daze starring Zatara, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Joseph Sulman. 60 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #43602716
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    Tags: Superman
    Published Sep 1944 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 76 Coverless 0.3

    • INCOMPLETE. First wrap missing. Interrupts art and story. Centerfold detached, upper right corner cut off.
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    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 #43494557
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    Published Jul 1945 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 86 PGX 6.0

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    Starts Jul 3

    War Loan cover - Cover art by Jack Burnley and Stan Kaye. The Enchanted Mountain starring Superman, script by Don Cameron, art by Ira Yarbrough. Mysterious Marauder starring Congo Bill, script by Jack Miller, art by John Daly. Orient of the Occident starring The Vigilante, script by Joe Samachson, art by Mort Meskin (signed as Mort Morton Jr.). The Pyrotechnician starring Hayfoot Henry, art by Stan Kaye. Crime--Off the Record starring Zatara, art by William F. White. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #43702562
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    Published Oct 1952 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 173 GD/VG 3.0

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    Robot cover art by Win Mortimer. What do You Know about Other People? public service announcement starring Binky, script by Jack Schiff. Superman's Invulnerable Foe!, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. Crown of Ahagg! starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The Death Ships from the Past! starring Tommy Tomorrow, art by Jim Mooney. The Vigilante Museum!, art by Bob Brown. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #43081661
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    Published Oct 1958 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 245 GD/VG 3.0

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Shrinking Superman!", script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Lois accidentally releases from Kandor the criminal Zak-Kul, who traps Superman in Kandor and takes over his life; Lois marries Zak-Kul thinking him Kal-El, but he tries to kill Lois because she keeps asking him Kal-El's secret id. "The Interplanetary Scarecrow," script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. -page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "Secret of the Super Animals," script by Jack Miller, art by Howard Sherman. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #43603436
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    Published Apr 1959 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 251 VG- 3.5

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Oldest Man in Metropolis!", script by Robert Bernstein, pencils by Al Plastino, inks by Al Plastino; When Clark Kent drinks Prof. Vance's life-extending vitamin serum, which contains particles of Kryptonite, it ages him to about 70 years old; Since his robots won't respond to his aged voice, Superman must fulfill his duties as the Old Man of the Sea, Santa Claus, and Father Time so that no one realizes that Clark Kent is Superman. Introducing the Girl of Steel ad for Supergirl. "Congorilla, Outlaw!", script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman. -page Peg story by Henry Boltinoff. Supermen of America ad. "The Giant Amoeba of Space!", script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Tommy and the Planeteers battle a giant space amoeba. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #42916322
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    Published Jun 1959 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 253 FN- 5.5

    Starts Jul 3

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The War between Jimmy Olsen and Superman!", script by Alvin Schwartz, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye; A criminal from Kandor switches places with Jimmy Olsen and forces Superman to reveal the location of his Fortress of Solitude, so he can destroy the bottled city; But scientists in Kandor reverse the switch just in time. 2/3-page Tricksy, World's Greatest Stunt Man story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Secret of the Super-Orphan!", script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Supergirl helps Timmy get adopted by assisting with his magic show using her super powers. "The Destroyer of Congo Bill!", script by Jack Miller, art by Howard Sherman. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #43702565
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    Published Apr 1962 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 287 VG/FN 5.0

    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. "Perry White's Manhunt for Superman!", script by Robert Bernstein, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; Superman must overcome the effects of Red Kryptonite which is giving him nightmares and stop Rava and the Superman Revenge Squad. Untitled Chief Hot Foot story by Henry Boltinoff. "Supergirl's Greatest Challenge!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; Supergirl helps out Legionnaires; then defeats Chameleon Men imposters. Letter to the editor from comics historian Jerry Bails. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #43702568
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    Published Feb 1964 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 309 GD 2.0

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. John F. Kennedy (JFK) appears in "The Superman Super-Spectacular!", script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; The television show "Our American Heroes" gathers many of Superman's friends for a surprise tribute; Lois and Lana are sure that Clark Kent will not appear; Later, Superman thanks President John F. Kennedy for disguising himself as Clark; cameo appearances by Batman, Robin, and the Legion of Super-Heroes.. One-page Super-Turtle story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Untold Story of Argo City!", script by Leo Dorfman, art by Jim Mooney; Supergirl learns that her parents survived the destruction of Argo City and that they are still alive in the Survival Zone, though she cannot reach them. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #43312424
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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 202 GD+ 2.5

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Don't Give Fire A Place to Start public service announcement starring Superboy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. Superboy City, U.S.A.!, script by Otto Binder, art by John Sikela; When a city decides to name itself after Superboy, he mysteriously destroys all the statues they build of him. The Human Hot-Rodders starring Johnny Quick, script by Otto Binder, art by Hy Mankin. Menace of the Freak Fish starring Aquaman, art by Ralph Mayo. Channel C-R-I-M-E starring Green Arrow, script by Otto Binder, art by George Papp. 44 pages. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 214 GD+ 2.5

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan. The Dog of Steel starring Superboy, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan; A gang of crooks tries to prove that Krypto is a super-dog, as does Lana. Varsity Vic humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Station Neptune starring Aquaman, script by Jack Miller, art by Ramona Fradon. Bebe humor two-pager by Henry Boltinoff. The Elephant- New King of Beasts article. The Riddle of the Statues starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #43603439
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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 226 GD/VG 3.0

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Superboy's Flying Rivals, script by Otto Binder, art by John Sikela; A bunch of statues from a mythology exhibit seem to have flown off under their own power. The Showoff of the Seven Seas starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. Jerry the Jitterbug humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Scarlet Bowmen, art by George Papp; Green Arrow and Speedy impersonate the Scarlet Bowmen of Belgravia. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #43702571
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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 232 GD+ 2.5

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The House Where Superboy Was Born, script by Jerry Coleman, art by John Sikela; The entire block where Superboy was born lands in Smallville, but Superboy can't visit it because it's made of Kryptonite. Aquaman Joins the Navy, art by Ramona Fradon. Shorty humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Case of the A-B-C Arrows starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #43312433
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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 240 GD/VG 3.0

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Super-Teacher from Krypton, script by Edmond Hamilton, art by John Sikela; A robot teacher constructed by Jor-El comes to Earth to decide if Superboy is worthy of his powers. Arrows -- for Hire, art by George Papp; Oliver's investments go bad, so Green Arrow and Speedy have to earn money to pay the mortgage on the Arrow Cave. So You Want to Be a Pilot article. Lucky humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Alphabet Book of the Sea starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #43312439
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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 273 FN- 5.5

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Boy Who Was Stronger Than Superboy, script by Jerry Siegel, art by George Papp; A Smallville boy gains super strength from a mysterious meteor. Shorty humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Around The World In 80 Hours!, art by Ramona Fradon; An author needs Aquaman to prove he can swim around the world in 80 hours. Congorilla's Twin, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #43506374
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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 281 CGC 4.5

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1218694002
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Superboy's New Parents, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Al Plastino; Superboy gets rid of crooked foster parents. The Lost Magic Ring, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman; Congorilla loses ring while possessing Congo Bill's mind. Moolah the Mystic humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Statement of ownership--average paid circulation 438,000. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #40948379
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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 393 VF- 7.5

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Murphy Anderson. The Unwanted Supergirl! starring Supergirl, Dick Malverne, Professor Miles Morrison, Astra Allison, Superman, and Mr. Mxyzptlk, script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Win Mortimer, inks by Jack Abel. The Girl Who Knew Supergirl's Secrets! starring Supergirl, Jan Butler, Zor-El (flashback), and Dr. Alexander, script by E. Nelson Bridwell, art by Kurt Schaffenberger. The First Superman--Real Fact, script by Jack Schiff, Mort Weisinger, and George Kashdan, inks by Win Mortimer. A letter to the editor from Martin Pasko. Cover price $0.15.

  • Item #43483466
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    Auction Item: All American Comics (1939) 69 PR 0.5

    • INCOMPLETE. Pieces torn from cover and first two pages, affects art and story. Cover detached.
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    Cover art by Paul Reinman. The Backwards Man! starring Green Lantern, art by Paul Reinman; A bizarre criminal, having served time for a crime he didn't commit, decides to not only commit that crime, but to commit a series of crimes: in reverse! The Fisherman's Folly! starring Dr. Mid-Nite, script by Joe Greene, art by Stan Aschmeier [signed as Stan Josephs]. Whitey's Craving for Root Beer starring Red, White and Blue, script by John B. Wentworth, art by Dennis Neville. Abducted Airliner starring Hop Harrigan, script and art by Jon L. Blummer; Robomb figures he can hijack planes at will as long as he holds Hippity and Miss Snap prisoner. Mutt and Jeff strips by Al Smith [signed as Bud Fisher]. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #43702574
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    Auction Item: All American Men of War (1952) 16 VG 4.0

    Starts May 1

    "The Flying Jeep," "The Stand-Still Soldier," "Unfinished Battle" (pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito), and "Floating Outpost!" Superboy stars in a one-page public servicea nnouncement, "Know Your Country." Edited by Whitney Ellsworth and Robert Kanigher. Cover by Jerry Grandenetti. Stories by Robert Kanigher, Irv Novick, Lee Goldsmith, Jerry Grandenetti, Henry Boltinoff, 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 #43602719
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    Auction Item: All Star Comics (1940-1978) 17 Coverless 0.3

    • INCOMPLETE. First two wraps and one more page missing from first half of book. Interrupts art and story.
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    The Justice Society of America head into action in "The Brain Wave Goes Berserk." Plot by Gardner Fox and Sheldon Mayer, script by Fox. Art by Joe Gallagher plus individual chapters featuring Hawkman (art by Sheldon Moldoff), the Sandman (art by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby), the Spectre (art by Bernard Baily), Doctor Fate (art by Howard Sherman), Dr. Nid-nite (art by Stan Aschmeier), Starman (art by Paul Reinman), the Atom (art by Gallagher), and Johnny Thunder (art by Aschmeier). Wonder Woman cameo. Two-page Hop Harrigan text story, "Water, Water Everywhere." Gallagher cover. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: All Star Comics (1940-1978) 20 GD/VG 3.0

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    Spring 1944. The Justice Society of America star in "The Movie That Changed a Man's Life." Plot by Gardner Fox and Sheldon Mayer, script by Fox. Art by Joe Gallagher plus individual chapters featuring Hawkman (art by Sheldon Moldoff), the Spectre (art by Bernard Baily), the Atom (art by Joe Gallagher), Dr. Mid-nite (art by Aschmeier), Starman (art by Aschmeier), and Johnny Thunder (art by Gallagher). Wonder Woman cameo. Two-page Hop Harrigan text story, "Ghost Plane." Tootsie Roll back cover ad, "Captain Tootsie and the Secret Weapon" by Rod Reed and C.C. Beck. Gallagher cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #43626470
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    Auction Item: All Star Comics (1940-1978) 58 VG+ 4.5

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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.

  • Item #43483472
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    Tags: Flash
    Published Jul 1946 by DC.

    Auction Item: All-Flash (1941) 23 VG+ 4.5

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    Written by Gardner F. Fox. Art and cover by Martin Naydel. After surviving near death from the horns of an angry bull at a rodeo, the Three Dimwits decide to travel west to a dude ranch to learn how to become real cowboys. While working in his baoratory on an experiment, Jay Garrick is re-visited by Evart Keenan, a man who lives on the planet Karma. Fat and Slat humor story by Ed Wheelan. 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #43482746
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    Auction Item: Amazing World of DC Comics (1974) 12 FN+ 6.5

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    This issue includes the following: a piece on science fiction in comics; "Earth After Disaster" by Paul Levitz; an interview with Mike Grell; "The Alien Among Us" (a previously unpublished Weird War Tales story) by Jack Oleck and Mike Grell; "Confessions of an Overage Comic Book Fanatic" by Michael L. Fleischer; and more. Cover by Mike Grell. Cover price $1.50.

  • Item #42114473
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    Published Apr 1962 by DC.

    Auction Item: Aquaman (1962 1st Series) 2 GD 2.0

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    Cover art by Nick Cardy. Captain Sykes' Deadly Missions, script by Jack Miller, art by Nick Cardy; Aquaman and Aqualad must find two treasures for Captain Sykes or he won't release the ship he has captured. Ollie humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Facts on Fish educational page by Henry Boltinoff. The Fastest Fish Alive article. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #43702577
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    Published Sep 1962 by DC.

    Auction Item: Aquaman (1962 1st Series) 5 VG 4.0

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    Cover art by Nick Cardy. The Haunted Sea, art by Nick Cardy; Aquaman and Aqualad accidentally free an evil sorcerer from the drop of water he and his henchmen were imprisoned in. Pioneers Under the Sea article. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #43483025
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    Published Aug 1963 by DC.

    Auction Item: Aquaman (1962 1st Series) 10 VG- 3.5

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    Cover art by Nick Cardy. The War of the Water Sprites, art by Nick Cardy; Aquaman goes to Quisp's home world; Quirk removes Quisp's powers; giants plan to invade the surface world. Homer the Skin Diver humor page by Henry Boltinoff. City Under the Ice article. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #40957811
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    Published Aug 1968 by DC.

    Auction Item: Aquaman (1962 1st Series) 40 VG+ 4.5

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    Cover art by Nick Cardy. Sorcerers of the Sea starring Aquaman, Aqualad, Mera, Aquagirl, Aquababy, Vulko, and The Sea Sorcerers, script by Steve Skeates, art by Jim Aparo (1st for DC); Mera kidnapped, multi-issue quest for Mera begins; story continues in Aquaman #41. Cap's Hobby Hints activity half-page by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #43360736
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    Tags: Batman
    Published Jul 1943 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 17 CGC 4.0

    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1465452009
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane). "The Batman's Biographer!", script by Don Cameron, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Boswell Browne wants to document the exploits of Batman and Robin for future generations, but when members of the underworld hear him bragging to some children that he knows many secrets of the Dynamic Duo, a nefarious criminal decides to use Browne's knowledge against our heroes. 2-page Professor Pipp story by Jack Farr. "The Penguin Goes A-Hunting," script by Don Cameron, pencils by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane), inks by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane) and Ray Burnley (backgrounds); The Penguin attends a lecture by Gotham City's prison Warden Keyes, who talks about the city's most dangerous villains: the Scarecrow, the Joker and the Cat-Woman, but not Penguin. "Rogues' Pageant!", script by Don Cameron, pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Jack Burnley and Ray Burnley (backgrounds); At Alfred's urging, Bruce and Dick decide to take a short vacation after particularly strenuous battling against Gotham's underworld, they stop off in San Pablos, a city celebrating the 300th Anniversary of the courageous deeds of their forefathers. "Scrap Haul" text story by Allan Gerz. "Adventure of the Vitamin Vandals!", script by Joseph Greene, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson; While vacationing at Malibu Beach, Bruce and Dick become aware of several fishing vessels being robbed of their catches by a group of mysterious individuals who seem to disappear into thin air. 60 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #43360748
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    Tags: Batman
    Published Nov 1943 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 19 CGC 4.0

    • Paper: Off white
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    • Label #1465452010
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover by Dick Sprang. "Batman Makes a Deadline!", art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); After witnessing the fatal injuries to a top notch newspaper reporter who was kidnapped by a gang wanting to keep him silent regarding their activities, Batman and Robin decide to take over the story and bring the gang to justice. 'Atlantis Goes to War!', script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); Batman and Robin decide to get involved in a case where a Nazi submarine attacks Allied shipping and then disappears without a trace. One-page Private Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. 'The Case of the Timid Lion!', art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); One Mr. Lyon decides to perpetrate 'jokes' and robberies, using the Joker's calling card to implicate the Jester of Crime... something the Joker doesn't find amusing - nor do Batman and Robin! Jerry the Jitterbug humor page by Henry Boltinoff. "Dramatic Fragment" text story by Ted Allenby. "Collector of Millionaires," script by Joe Samachson, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Norm Fallon; After handling a particular heart-rending situation between a friend of his and his wife, Bruce Wayne decides it's time for a vacation; But when "Bruce" returns from that vacation, he literally treats Dick Grayson like dirt. 60 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    Published Sep 1944 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 24 CGC 4.0

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
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    Cover by Dick Sprang. "It Happened In Rome," script by Joe Samachson, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); Bruce Wayne is sent back to the time of the ancient Romans and runs afoul of a high official as Batman, so Robin must also make the journey back to help the Caped Crusader get out of the jam he is in. "Convict Cargo!", script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); Bruce Wayne allows himself to come under investigation by the District Attorney for juggling the books in order to ferret out a clever gang that, for a price, makes wealthy suspicious men like Wayne "disappear" from prosecution. 1-page Gee-Man story by Ray McGill. "Western Incident" text story by Tex Palmer. "Police Line-Up!", art by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane); Alfred attends a Police line-up in order to sharpen his visual recognition skills, something that nearly backfires on him. "The Mayors of Yonville!", script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); The Caped Crusaders must save the people of Yonville from a gold swindle, but they have to break out of jail to accomplish it. 1-page Private Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    Published Mar 1945 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 27 CGC 5.5

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1465452012
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover by Jack Burnley. "The Penguin's Apprentice!", script by Don Cameron, pencils by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane), inks by Jerry Robinson; Batman and Robin are puzzled when the Penguin begins stealing objects from people off the street, such as a handkerchief and a feather, unaware that he is attempting to train a young man in the fine art of crime. "Son of His Father" text story by Eddie Bell. "Son of His Father" text story by Eddie Bell. "The Pearl of Peril!", art by Jerry Robinson; When Alfred goes into a restaurant for dinner, he runs into a tramp who claims to have a pearl the size of an oyster. "Voyage Into Villainy!", script by Joe Samachson, pencils by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane), inks by Jerry Robinson; The death of a wealthy, noted member of the Explorer's Club spurs on fellow member, Mr. Challoner, to track down clues in the Club's building to the deceased man's fortune. "A Christmas Peril!", script by Don Cameron, art by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane); Batman attempts to convince a very young "Scrooge" of the true meaning of Christmas. 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    Published Jul 1945 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 29 GD- 1.8

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    Cover by Dick Sprang. "Enemy No. 1," script by Bill Finger, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); Adam Frank has a fetish about being "the first" in everything he does, and when things don't work out to his advantage, he decides to turn to crime. "The Butler's Apprentice!", art by Jerry Robinson; A group of criminals have targeted a rich place to rob, but it is so well guarded that they find it difficult to get in the place; Then they get an idea: one of them will be trained as a butler, who'll work as an inside man... and Alfred is chosen as the one to train him! "Heroes By Proxy!", script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); Two private detectives are down in the dumps because they are flat broke, even though they have great detective abilities; When they hear that the Wayne Mansion has been robbed, they decide to change their tactics and investigate, disguised as Batman and Robin! "Freedom's Stamp" text story by Eddie Bell. 1-page Private Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Mails Go Through!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; When the local postman is wounded in a chase involving the Caped Crusaders, Batman takes over the job for a day and learns of the kidnapping of a man by the Scuttler, who has committed the crime in order to get a registered letter which will reveal information about an invention worth millions. 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    Published Sep 1945 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 30 CGC 6.5

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1465452013
    Starts Jul 3

    Cover by Dick Sprang. "Back To the Big House!", script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); No matter what jobs the Penguin plans and tries to carry out, Batman and Robin are always there to stop him, but, in the end, it's one of the Penguin's own umbrellas that sends him back to the big house! "While the City Sleeps!", script by Bill Finger, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); Batman decides to take Robin out on the town late at night to illustrate to him all of the people who are up and at work; Unfortunately, a group of criminals are hard at work also and the Dynamic Duo have to go to work... on them! "The Pointed Pistol" text story by Jesse Merlan. "Alias the Baron!", art by Jerry Robinson; Alfred is mistaken for a crook who has double-crossed gang leader, Ed Rocket. "Ally Babble and the Fourteen Peeves!", script by Bill Finger, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); Ally Babble is hired by a wealthy man to take care of 14 of his pet peeves, and if he successfully does so, he will be given $5000, which creates a mountain of headaches for Batman. 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    Published Nov 1945 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 31 CGC 6.0

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1465452014
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    Cover by Dick Sprang. "Punch and Judy!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane), inks by George Roussos; Punch and Judy are using a carnival to bilk residents of Gotham City and the Caped Crusaders see to it that the grafters working the concessions and games are removed from the grounds; However, Punch and Judy decide to strike back by having Batman and Robin join the carnival to put on a death-defying aerial stunt. "Alfred, Armchair Detective!", art by Jerry Robinson; Alfred is surprised to learn that what he read in a book about a case being solved by an "armchair detective," which he considers impossible, proves to be true on a chair he accidentally gets involved in... and he's tied to that armchair! "Vanishing Village!", script by Joe Samachson, pencils by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane), inks by George Roussos; Batman and Robin are surprised to learn that an abandoned village in Florida, patterned after a Turkish village named Alhambra, has vanished, which is also the home of many a master criminal who has also disappeared. "Close Shave" text story by Eddie Bell. "Trade Marks of Crime!", script by Joseph Greene, pencils by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane), inks by George Roussos; Batman must solve a strange case in which someone is cleverly forging the burglary trademarks of various criminals, all of which pinpoint the jobs to the wrong criminal! 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    Published Sep 1947 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 42 FR 1.0

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    Cover art by Jack Burnley and Charles Paris. Claws of the Catwoman! starring Batman, script by Bill Finger, art by Charles Paris. Blind Man's Bluff! starring Batman, script by Bill Finger, art by Charles Paris. The Robot Robbers starring Batman, script by Bill Finger, art by Charles Paris. 52 pgs. $0.10. Second Catwoman cover (first in Batman). Cover price $0.10.

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    Published Jan 1954 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 80 VG+ 4.5

    • Heavy foxing.
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    Cover by Win Mortimer. "The Joker's Movie Crimes!", pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; The Joker's films his crimes in order to sell them as instructional aids; He sees himself lampooned in a new Batman movie and makes a film about humiliating Batman and Robin. Binky Says: "Know Your Community!" public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. "Dick Grayson's Nightmare!", pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; Bruce Wayne has Wayne Manor redecorated while he is involved in a murder trial in Chicago; Robin to operates out of a nearby cabin belonging to a vacationing mystery writer; A gang of thieves plan to rob a nearby warehouse. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Deadly Dingo!" two-page "factual" comic story, art by Nick Cardy. "Calling All Con Men!" text story by Jack Miller. "The Machines of Menace!", script by Bill Woolfolk, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; Robberies committed in Gotham City by fantastic machines prompts Batman and Robin to follow one out to sea, where they are captured by an automated fishing device; Inventive genius Eric Golar dreams of creating a fully automated city. The Line of Stars Presents Superman DC National Comics ad. 44 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Batman (1940) #87 GD/VG 3.0
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    Published Oct 1954 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 87 GD/VG 3.0

    Starts Jul 3

    Cover by Win Mortimer. "Batman's Greatest Thrills!", script by Bill Woolfolk, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Stan Kaye; Batman is surprised and honored that a TV station is presenting his life story and recounting some of his greatest feats....until the Joker decides to break out of prison and do his own "honoring" of the Caped Crusader! School Blues! public service announcement with Buzzy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Synthetic Crime King!", pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Stan Kaye; A miffed college professor decides to get revenge on his former employer by creating what is believed to be a synthetic man and using him as a weapon, But Batman discovers that this creature is actually a human being used by Vilmer, stops Vilmer and restores the athlete to his former self. Batman Whirly-word Game activity page by Martin Naydel. One-page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "They Prove the Guilty Innocent" text story by Jack Miller. "Batman Falls in Love!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Stan Kaye; Batman is to guard a foreign model, whose life has been threatened by a smuggling ring; But Vicki Vale nearly messes everything up with her jealousy. 44 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #43702580
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    Published Sep 1957 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 110 GD- 1.8

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "Crime-of-the-Month Club!", script by Dave Wood, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; The attempted theft of a valuable flower ties in with a theory that the Batman has about the Joker being involved in a series of crimes, and discovers that the Crime Clown is selling plans for crimes to other criminals. Danger Prejudice at Work! public service announcement, art by Ruben Moreira. Half-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Secret of Batman's Butler," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Stan Kaye; Alfred recounts how he originally got the job as butler for Bruce Wayne, how he learned Batman and Robin's true identity, how he covered their dual identities from being discovered, and how he "saved," or so he thought, Batman's identity from a man named Noyes. One-page Warden Willis by Henry Boltinoff. "Tin Badges of the Rails" text story. "The Phantom Batman," script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; Batman inexplicably is affected by an explosion in an experimental electronics laboratory that reverses the atoms in his body. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #42114548
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    Published Jun 1960 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 132 VG+ 4.5

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    Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Martian from Gotham City," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; An actor suffering amnesia believes that he is a Martian and at war with the world; When three criminals discover this, they trick the actor into helping them. One-page Warden Willis story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Three Faces of Batman," script by Bill Finger, art by Sheldon Moldoff; While trying to capture Big Jim Masters, Batman is subjected to an scientific experimental device that makes him unable to fight crime when he hears a siren or bell. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Lair of the Sea-Fox," script by Bill Finger, art by Sheldon Moldoff; The Sea-Fox cleverly uses underwater waterways beneath Gotham to commit his crimes and the Caped Crusaders must find a way to stop him. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Published Dec 1965 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 177 FN- 5.5

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    Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Murphy Anderson. Builders of the Future! public service announcement about the importance of UNESCO funding in building schools in Africa, art by Sheldon Moldoff. "Two Batmen Too Many!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Joe Giella; Batman concocts a scheme against numbers racketeer Ed Garvey to prove conclusively that the crook planned and carried out the Kimber Gem job. One-page Cap's Hobby Center activity page by Henry Boltinoff. "The Art Gallery of Rogues!", script by John Broome, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Sid Greene; Batman deduces that a man named Lathrop has stolen some artwork from a gallery and passed it off to one of his henchmen in order to get a grant from the Alfred Foundation. Rocky and Bullwinkle star in a one-page Cheerios ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

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    Published Feb 1966 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 178 VG+ 4.5

    Starts May 1

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. "Raid of the Rocketeers!", script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Joe Giella; When two experimental missiles disappear after being launched, the Caped Crusaders follow the path of the third missile and discover that it has been intercepted by a strange beam, set in motion by jet-propelled crooks! Fingerprint Oddities! article. The Invisible Handicap! public service announcement, art by Sheldon Moldoff. Cap's Hobby Center activity half-page by Henry Boltinoff. "The Loan Shark's Hidden Hoard!", script by John Broome, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Sid Greene; When Rosy and Weeper borrow money from a loan shark to bet on a race, and promptly end up losing; They fear that Sharkey will kill them so the Dynamic Duo step in before that can happen. One-page Warden Willis story by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

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    Published May 1966 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 180 VG 4.0

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    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. "Death Knocks Three Times!", script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Joe Giella; Batman stops a crook in a skeleton costume who boasts that he will escape justice; On the way from the courtroom, the man falls over and apparently dies, a fact that haunts the Batman, especially when he thinks of the man's boast; When Death-Man reappears, the Caped Crusaders get him again, only to have him die a second time, only to be resurrected again; Batman wonders: will the third time be the "lucky" charm that ends this menace? Cap's Hobby Hints activity half-page by Henry Boltinoff. Health Myths Debunked! public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Sheldon Moldoff; How to treat frostbite, a black eye, and does cutting your hair make it grow faster? Casey the Cop humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Rocky and Bullwinkle star in a one-page Cheerios ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

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    Published Jan 1967 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 188 VG- 3.5

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    Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Joe Giella. "The Eraser Who Tried to Rub Out Batman!", script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Joe Giella; Commissioner Gordon gets Batman to investigate a series of crimes in which all of the clues have been erased, and the Caped Crusader goes undercover to do so. Cap's Hobby Hints activity half-page by Henry Boltinoff. "The Ten Best-Dressed Corpses in Gotham City!", script by John Broome, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Sid Greene; A newspaper publisher calls in the Police and Batman, explaining to them that three of the men on his magazine's top-ten best dressed list have been murdered; Batman agrees to investigate and nearly dies himself as Bruce Wayne, who also was listed on the newspaper's listing. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

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    Published Feb 1967 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 189 VG 4.0

    Starts May 1

    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.

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    Published Jun 1967 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 192 FN 6.0

    Starts May 1

    Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Murphy Anderson. "The Crystal Ball That Betrayed Batman!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Joe Giella; The Caped Crusaders accidently come across a crime committed by the Fearsome Foursome and succeed in capturing a member of that gang; Batman then disguises himself as that crook in order to infiltrate the gang and nab the leader...or so he thinks. Cap's Hobby Hints activity half-page by Henry Boltinoff. "Dick Grayson's Secret Guardian!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Joe Giella; Dick Grayson meets the two new kids being bussed into his school, and invites them to be a part of Gotham High's basketball team; Toughy Loomis, one of those kids, wants to beat up Dick because he's a rich kid. Mystery of the Million-Dollar Briefcase! public service announcement, art by Sheldon Moldoff. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

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    Published Jun 1967 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 192 VG/FN 5.0

    Starts May 8

    Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Murphy Anderson. "The Crystal Ball That Betrayed Batman!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Joe Giella; The Caped Crusaders accidently come across a crime committed by the Fearsome Foursome and succeed in capturing a member of that gang; Batman then disguises himself as that crook in order to infiltrate the gang and nab the leader...or so he thinks. Cap's Hobby Hints activity half-page by Henry Boltinoff. "Dick Grayson's Secret Guardian!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Joe Giella; Dick Grayson meets the two new kids being bussed into his school, and invites them to be a part of Gotham High's basketball team; Toughy Loomis, one of those kids, wants to beat up Dick because he's a rich kid. Mystery of the Million-Dollar Briefcase! public service announcement, art by Sheldon Moldoff. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

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    Published Mar 1968 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 200 VG+ 4.5

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    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.

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    Published Sep 1971 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 234 CGC 4.0

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Other — see grading notes
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    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.