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    Auction Item: Incredible Hulk (1962-1999 1st Series) 1 CGC 5.0

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    • Label #2057765001
    Starts Jan 6

    The first appearance and origin of the Incredible Hulk in "The Coming of the Hulk." Script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Paul Reinman. 1st app. Rick Jones, General Ross, and Betty Ross. It's the height of the Cold War and the government is about to test their new Gamma Bomb. Unfortunately, a carefree and oblivious teenager named Rick Jones wanders out onto the test area. Dr. Bruce Banner, the creator of the Gamma Bomb, rushes out to warn the young man away. However, the bomb explodes and as Banner pushes the teenager to safety he is caught in the heart of a Gamma maelstrom. The gamma-rays that bombard Banner's taunt frame transform his physiology. Now, whenever Banner becomes angry he transforms into the man-brute known as the Incredible Hulk. Feared by the public and hunted by the army, the Hulk becomes one of the most tragic figures in Marvel's history. General "Thunderbolt" Ross will not rest until the Hulk is destroyed. The creature's only allies are Rick Jones and Betty Ross, Thunderbolt's daughter and Banner's one true love. Thus begins the epic saga of the world's mightiest mortal. NOTE: Notice that the Hulk was colored grey for the first few issues of his series. In an interview, Stan Lee (creator) said very simply that the reason for this was that grey was the easiest color for the copiers of the time to print. When the technology got better the Hulk became green, and according to Stan, for no better reason than they didn't have a green hero in their stable yet. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #49269323
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    Auction Item: Incredible Hulk (1962-1999 1st Series) 3 VG+ 4.5

    Starts Jan 6

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. First Silver Age appearance of the Ringmaster and the Circus of Crime in "Banished to Outer Space!;" The military captures Rick and Ross convinces him that they need the Hulk to test a new experimental rocket for national security; Rick tricks the jade giant into the capsule but once it is shot into space, he realizes that Ross deceived him to get rid of his foe. "The Origin of the Hulk!," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. The Ringmaster, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; Rick takes a break from his Hulk-sitting duties and goes to the circus. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #48800048
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    Auction Item: Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 33 CBCS 5.0

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    • Label #C05094-019
    Starts Nov 18

    Cover art by Jack Kirby and Paul Reinman. Dead Storage, art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers; A burnt-out actor stumbles upon an alien invasion, and gives the best performance of his life to save Earth. The Comic text story. The Frightened Man!, art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers; A scientist tries to use a time machine to escape the dangers of the modern world, but he finds that every era has its dangers. The Voice of Fate!, art by Don Heck; The Fates make a wager over whether humans will ever understand that they cannot escape them. The Absent-Minded Professor!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; A college professor is certain that life exists upon other worlds, but can't quite remember why he is so assured of this fact. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 36 CBCS 4.5

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    • Label #C05094-020
    Starts Nov 18

    Cover by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers. The Challenge of Comrade X!, script by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber, art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers; Ant-Man is hunted by a Soviet agent sent to capture him, but a beautiful stranger warns him of the spy's whereabouts. From Outer Space text story. The Hands of Time!, art by Paul Reinman; A fugitive steals a clock that turns back time; He becomes young again and tries to commit the perfect crime. The Search for Pan!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; A man arrives in a small village looking for Pan, whom all the villagers affirm does exist. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #48507505
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    Auction Item: Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 53 FN+ 6.5

    Starts Nov 18

    Cover by Jack Kirby and Sol Brodsky. Trapped by the Porcupine!, script by Stan Lee, art by Dick Ayers; The Porcupine uses Giant-Man's fan club to attack him and then he captures the Wasp. The Clock text story. When Wakes the Colossus!, script by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber, art by Larry Lieber and Don Heck; An alien warlord builds a giant statue to intimidate the superstitious, but it comes to life and takes the side of the rebels against him. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #49600372
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    Auction Item: Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 57 CBCS 6.5

    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #69801F-036
    Starts Oct 21

    Cover by Jack Kirby and Sol Brodsky. On The Trail of the Amazing Spider-Man, script by Stan Lee, art by Dick Ayers and Paul Reinman; Egghead tricks Giant-Man into attacking Spider-Man in order to distract them while he robs an armored car. A Voice in the Dark!, script by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber, art by Larry Lieber and Chic Stone; The Wasp stops a thief by pretending to be the Invisible Girl. Ads for Fantastic Four #28 and The Amazing Spider-Man #14, art by Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and Sol Brodsky. The Balloon text story. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 57 FR/GD 1.5

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    Starts Oct 28

    Cover by Jack Kirby and Sol Brodsky. On The Trail of the Amazing Spider-Man, script by Stan Lee, art by Dick Ayers and Paul Reinman; Egghead tricks Giant-Man into attacking Spider-Man in order to distract them while he robs an armored car. A Voice in the Dark!, script by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber, art by Larry Lieber and Chic Stone; The Wasp stops a thief by pretending to be the Invisible Girl. Ads for Fantastic Four #28 and The Amazing Spider-Man #14, art by Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and Sol Brodsky. The Balloon text story. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #49881732
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    Auction Item: Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 88 VF- 7.5

    Starts Oct 21

    Cover by Gene Colan and Bill Everett. A Stranger Strikes from Space!, script by Stan Lee, art by Bill Everett; A giant alien robot accidentally falls out of a passing spaceship and into the lap of Attuma in depths of the ocean; He decides to use this turn of good fortune to destroy Namor and Atlantis. Boomerang and the Brute!, script by Stan Lee, art by Gil Kane; Since they have discovered that the Hulk is not the total villain he has been painted to be, the president tells Ross to pardon him if he thinks the threat is over; Of course, Boomerang picks that exact moment to secretly enrage the jade giant, causing him to go on another rampage and causing Ross to still see him as a menace; Hulk fights the new and improved (but still fashion-impaired) Boomerang. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 89 VF 8.0

    Starts Oct 21

    Cover by Gil Kane. The Prince and the Power!, script by Stan Lee, art by Bill Everett; Attuma has sent a giant alien robot to destroy Atlantis and it takes all of the power of Namor, his subjects and his underwater animal friends to hold the creature at bay; The battle abruptly ends when the aliens show up to retrieve their missing mechanical servant. Then, There Shall Come a Stranger!, script by Stan Lee, art by Gil Kane; The Stranger arrives on Earth and programs the Hulk to be his agent to wipe out humanity. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 94 FN/VF 7.0

    Starts Oct 28

    Cover by Dan Adkins. Helpless, at the Hands of Dragorr!, script by Roy Thomas, art by Bill Everett; As Namor plans his assault against the surface world, he is contacted by Dragorr, ruler of a small island, and invited to join him in conquering the world; Namor feels insulted by the surface man's affronity and decides to visit his island to teach him a lesson; Instead, he ends up being captured and forced to do Dragorr's bidding; It is only the timely intervention of the Lady Dorma that frees him and reveals the fact that Dragorr is a robot being run by the diminutive Gnome. To the Beckoning Stars!, script by Stan Lee, art by Marie Severin and Herb Trimpe; The High Evolutionary finds himself beseiged on the planet of Wundagore II as his New Men revert to their bestial natures and attack; Thinking the Hulk may be just the help he needs to face his out of control creations, the Evolutionary has him captured and transported to his world. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 94 FN+ 6.5

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    Starts Oct 21

    Cover by Dan Adkins. Helpless, at the Hands of Dragorr!, script by Roy Thomas, art by Bill Everett; As Namor plans his assault against the surface world, he is contacted by Dragorr, ruler of a small island, and invited to join him in conquering the world; Namor feels insulted by the surface man's affronity and decides to visit his island to teach him a lesson; Instead, he ends up being captured and forced to do Dragorr's bidding; It is only the timely intervention of the Lady Dorma that frees him and reveals the fact that Dragorr is a robot being run by the diminutive Gnome. To the Beckoning Stars!, script by Stan Lee, art by Marie Severin and Herb Trimpe; The High Evolutionary finds himself beseiged on the planet of Wundagore II as his New Men revert to their bestial natures and attack; Thinking the Hulk may be just the help he needs to face his out of control creations, the Evolutionary has him captured and transported to his world. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #49525636
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    Auction Item: Incredible Hulk (1962-1999 1st Series) 103 FN 6.0

    Starts Oct 21

    Cover pencils by Marie Severin, inks by Frank Giacoia. And Now...the Space Parasite!, script by Gary Friedrich, pencils by Marie Severin, inks by Frank Giacoia; Watching a TV show about the menace of the Hulk, the evil Space Parasite decides to make a pit-stop on earth to suck up all of the jade giant's powers to fuel his plans for interplanetary conquest; The Hulk battles the Parasite but the fight is ultimately determined by members of the Parasite's home planet who recognize him as a menace and blow up his space ship; The Hulk is gassed by New York's finest and is captured. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Incredible Hulk (1962-1999 1st Series) 122 CGC 8.0

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #2043231010
    Starts Oct 21

    Cover art by Herb Trimpe. The Hulk's Last Fight!, script by Roy Thomas, art by Herb Trimpe; Despairing after he turns into his human alter ego and finds that the Hulk has destroyed a train for no apparent reason, Bruce Banner finds a newspaper headline that asks him to come to New York as Mr. Fantastic believes that he has discovered a way to do away with the Hulk for good; Riding the rails to the Big Apple, Bruce tries to jot some notes of his own regarding Reed's process and secures them to his waist as he finds himself transforming once again into the Hulk to face down some pesky hoboes; By the time he makes it to the Baxter Building, our hero is once again in the form of Bruce Banner but an irate security guard makes his metabolism race and he changes into his monstrous alter ego; During Hulk's battle with the F.F., Sue notices as the pouch with Bruce's notes falls from the Hulk's waist and the Thing is called on to keep the jade giant occupied while Reed uses the new information to modify his weapon design in trying to banish the Hulk for good. 36 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

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    Auction Item: Incredible Hulk (1962-1999 1st Series) 129 CGC 6.5

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    • Label #2043231011
    Starts Oct 21

    Cover art by Herb Trimpe. Again the Glob, script by Roy Thomas, art by Herb Trimpe; The Leader resurrects the Glob to destroy the Hulk. Continued in Captain Marvel #20, 21. 36 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Item #49019684
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    Auction Item: Incredible Hulk (1962-1999 1st Series) 181 CGC 6.0

    • Paper: White
    • Label #0263836003
    Starts Jan 6

    First full Wolverine story (cameo appearance in previous issue). Cover art by Herb Trimpe. And Now...The Wolverine!, script by Len Wein, pencils by Herb Trimpe, inks by Jack Abel; Canadian super-agent Wolverine teams up with the Hulk to battle Wendigo; Once the monster is felled, however, Wolvie turns on the Hulk and the two battle; Marie goes ahead with her plans of trying to transfer the power of the Wendigo into the Hulk but when the guilt becomes too much for best friend Georges who feels responsible for Paul's monstrous condition, he works the change on himself; Paul Cartier is returned to human form and Georges becomes the Wendigo. Wendigos story continues in Monsters Unleashed 9.Marvel Value Stamp #54 (Shanna). Letter from Mary Jo Duffy. 36 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Item #49812764
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    Auction Item: Incredible Hulk (1962-1999 1st Series) 181 CBCS 5.5 Restored

    • Slight amateur restoration
    • Paper: White
    • Amateur Restoration Includes: Small amount of color touch on cover.
    • Label #69801F-028
    Starts Jan 6

    First full Wolverine story (cameo appearance in previous issue). Cover art by Herb Trimpe. And Now...The Wolverine!, script by Len Wein, pencils by Herb Trimpe, inks by Jack Abel; Canadian super-agent Wolverine teams up with the Hulk to battle Wendigo; Once the monster is felled, however, Wolvie turns on the Hulk and the two battle; Marie goes ahead with her plans of trying to transfer the power of the Wendigo into the Hulk but when the guilt becomes too much for best friend Georges who feels responsible for Paul's monstrous condition, he works the change on himself; Paul Cartier is returned to human form and Georges becomes the Wendigo. Wendigos story continues in Monsters Unleashed 9.Marvel Value Stamp #54 (Shanna). Letter from Mary Jo Duffy. 36 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

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    Auction Item: Incredible Hulk (1962-1999 1st Series) 250 CGC 9.2

    • Paper: White
    • Label #1626737002
    Starts Jan 6

    Special giant-sized issue. Guest-starring Silver Surfer. A 250th celebration brought to you by Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema. The Earth trembles when titans clash. It's the nigh unstoppable Incredible Hulk vs. the former Herald of Galactus, the Silver Surfer. Imprisoned on Earth by his former master, the Silver Surfer intends to add the immeasurable power of the Hulk to his own and break the barrier that keeps him from his home Zenn-La and his beloved. The only problem is, the Hulk has never been known for his generosity. 48 pages. Cover price $0.75.

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    Auction Item: Incredible Hulk (1962-1999 1st Series) 271 CBCS 9.4

    • Paper: White
    • Newsstand Edition.
    • Label #8DF5BB-012
    Starts Oct 28

    2nd appearance of Rocket Raccoon (see Marvel Preview #7 for 1st appearance). Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by Sal Buscema. The Hulk celebrates his 20th Anniversary with one of the most offbeat stories of all. Following the events of last issue, Hulk hurtles through the void only to run into the marvelous Rocket Raccoon and his band of colorful friends. Can the Hulk aid Rocket and his crew against the machiavellian Judson Jakes and his sinister scientist, the tortoise Uncle Pyko? 32 pages. Cover price $0.60.

  • Item #49881706
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    Auction Item: Incredible Hulk (1962-1999 1st Series) 377B VF- 7.5

    Starts Oct 21
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    Auction Item: Incredible Hulk (1962-1999 1st Series) 377A VF/NM 9.0

    • Signed by writer Peter David with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.
    Starts Oct 21

    "Honey, I Shrunk the Hulk." Guest-starring Doc Samson. Story by Peter David. Art by Dale Keown and Bob McLeod. Ever wonder why the Hulk is so darn mad all the time? Super psychiatrist Doc Samson sits down with perhaps the most fractured psyche in the world and finds out what makes Bruce Banner tick. Samson, grey Hulk, green Hulk, and Banner delve deep into the scientist's sub-conscious and what they find will shock you. By story's end Bruce Banner and the Hulk will never be the same again. 36 pages. Cover price $1.00.