We are shipping all orders on time, but please expect possible delays in transit. The post office and other shippers are overwhelmed and some shipments may experience significant delays. Some international orders have seen delays as large as 2-6 weeks.

Auction in progress, bid now! Weekly Auction ends Monday November 30!

Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) comic books

  • Issue #44
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 44
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Cover detached.
    • Label #964C1C-001

    Cover art by Creig Flessel. The Sandman Meets the Face, script by Gardner F. Fox (sign as Larry Dean), pencils by Creig Flessel, inks by Creig Flessel and Fred Guardineer (backgrounds); The near victim of an old-friend turned crook, Wes Dodds watches him shot dead by the Face, then changes to the Sandman to discover why the villain had it in for the young victim. The Return of Fang Gow: Part 2 starring Barry O'Neill, script and art by Ed Winiarski. Mr. Fletcher, Smuggler starring Federal Men, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Mart Bailey. The Two Mr. Rowes starring Socko Strong, script and art by Joseph Sulman (signed as Koppy). Count Ogrloff's Dangerous Game: Part 2 starring Captain Desmo, script and art by Ed Winiarski. Search For Captain Wade: Part 1 starringSkip Schuyler, script and art by Tom Hickey. The Menace of Chen Fu: Part 4 starring Rusty and His Pals, script and art by Bob Kane. Alcatraz Al--Anchors Aweigh!, script and art by Bart Tumey. The Magnetic Peril starring Cotton Carver, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Ogden Whitney. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #53
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 53
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scratch on front of case
    • Label #0226009006

    Cover art by Bernard Baily. The Minute Men of America, art by Bernard Baily; The Hourman investigates the suspicious deaths of twelve children who work in a factory owned by a Mr. Tareff. Ad for Mutt & Jeff #2. Fang Gow's Daughter starring Barry O'Neill, script and art by Ed Winiarski. The Plot of Vas Onga starring Mark Lansing, script and art by Howard Purcell. The Coast Line Limited Crackup starring the Federal Men, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Chad Grothkopf. The Women Warriors starring Cotton Carver, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Jack Lehti. Shanghaied starring Steve Conrad Adventurer, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Jack Lehti. The Great I: Part 2 starring Socko Strong, script by Albert Sulman, art by Joseph Sulman. The Loan Sharks starring The Sandman, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Creig Flessel. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #57
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 57
    • Paper: White
    • Label #791-AA-001
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($8.10) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
      Other items consigned by humble cow
    • Cover and centerfold detached at original staples and held in place by post-manufacturer added staple.

    Cover art by Bernard Baily. The Menace of Dr. Togg, script by Ken Fitch, art by Bernard Baily; Hourman and the Minute Men must face an evil scientist, from his laboratory on Wide Island, who has created weird pets called the Gombezi out of wolves and buzzards that he uses to rob and kill. Fang Gow's Cut-Throats starring Barry O'Neill, script and art by Ed Winiarski. General Kosta's Subterfuge starring Mark Lansing, script and art by Howard Purcell. The Problem of the Phony Newspaperman starring the Federal Men, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Chad Grothkopf. Magna Cum Laude starring Socko Strong, script by Albert Sulman, art by Joseph Sulman. Peril In Africa starring Steve Conrad Adventurer, script and art by Jack Lehti. To Hammer the Earth starring The Sandman, script by Gardner F. Fox, pencils by Creig Flessel, inks by Chad Grothkopf. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #60
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 60
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($9.24) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
      Other items consigned by humble cow
    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold large pieces of first wrap, and a small piece from one page missing, interrupts art and story (affects Hourman, Cotton Carver, and Sandman). Full length spine split through multiple wraps.

    Cover art by Creig Flessel. The Plot Against the Minute-Men, script by Ken Fitch, art by Bernard Baily; Hourman has his hands full when the criminal element in the city decides to strike back at the good work of the Minute Men of America, by recruiting other boys in the city, having them commit vandalism of various kinds, then blaming it on the Minute Men. The Taxicab Murder starring Barry O'Neill, script and art by Ed Winiarski. Lishak the Gladiator starring Mark Lansing, script and art by Howard Purcell. Tyranny In Barlunda starring Cotton Carver, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Jack Lehti. It Takes a Thief starring Paul Kirk, Manhunter, script and art by Ed Moore. Castle of Mystery starring Steve Conrad Adventurer, script and art by Jack Lehti. Mystery At Malay Mac's starring The Sandman, script by Gardner F. Fox. Full-page ads for World's Best Comics # 1 and All Star Comics # 4. Half-page ad for the Superman radio show. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #72
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 72
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($377.85) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #0805092003

    Cover art by Jack Burnley. Case of the Magic Bloodstone, script by Gardner F. Fox, pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Jack Burnley and Ray Burnley [backgrounds]; Starman becomes involved in a case involving the mysterious deaths of several members of an expedition in the Arabian Desert who had taken an accursed bloodstone from an ancient temple. The Adventure of the Stolen Armor starring The Shining Knight, art by Creig Flessel. The Bullet-Proof Tigers starring Steve Conrad, Adventurer, script and art by Jack Lehti. Dr. Glisten starring The Hourman, script by Ken Fitch, art by Bernard Baily. The Fish-Men starring Paul Kirk, Manhunter, script and art by Ed Moore. The Riddle of the Slave Market starring The Sandman, script by Jack Kirby, pencils by Jack Kirby. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #73
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 73
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($8.55) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • INCOMPLETE. Missing first wrap and centerfold. Missing staples, pages are loose (not manufacturing).

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby. The Case of the Murders in Outer Space, script by Gardner F. Fox, pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Jack Burnley and Ray Burnley [backgrounds]; When Hetty Taylor died during the Gold Rush in California, his will specifically excluded any relative who lived or died in the state; now the Starman must figure out the causes for the mysterious deaths of some of those relatives. The Secret of the Buzzard's Revenge starring the Manhunter, script and art by Jack Kirby. Adventure in the Past starring Steve Conrad, Adventurer, script and art by Jack Lehti. The Golden Quest starring The Shining Knight, script by Henry Lynne Perkins, art by Louis Cazeneuve. Criminal Quiz starring The Hourman and Minute Man Martin, art by Bernard Baily. Bells of Madness starring The Sandman, script and pencils by Jack Kirby. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #79
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 79
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($9.00) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
      Other items consigned by humble cow
    • Mold throughout. Two center wraps detached, staple rust/deterioration.

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby. The Tune of Terrific Toby, script by Alfred Bester, art by Jack Burnley; When Toby Weems stages a phony rescue of his office staff from a so-called bomb, he becomes a hero, which has some advantages with scaring underworld hoods. The Stroke of Doom starring Hourman and Thorndyke, art by Bernard Baily. The Case of the Love-Sick Submarine starring Genius Jones, script by Alfred Bester, art by Stan Kaye. The Mystery of the Shining Knight's Rival, art by Louis Cazeneuve. Battles the Cobras of the Deep starring Manhunter, script and pencils by Jack Kirby. Footprints in the Sands of Time starring The Sandman, script and pencils by Jack Kirby. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #80
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 80
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($10.35) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
      Other items consigned by Bud Plant
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Spine reinforced at staples, minor tear seals. Cover detached at staples and held in place with tape and reinforcement.

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon. The Man Who Couldn't Sleep, script and pencils by Jack Kirby; The Sandman is able to assist a new criminal who suffers from the lack of sleep and has taken up crime only because he hasn't had a wink of sleep in 40 years, and needs something to occupy the long nights! The Time-Machine Crime starring Starman, pencils by Jack Burnley and Mort Meskin (page 10 panels 3-7, page 11), inks by Jack Burnley and George Roussos (page 10 panels 3-7, page 11). Adventure of the Desperate Dragons starring The Shining Knight, art by Louis Cazeneuve. The Enigma of the Absent-Minded Artists starring Genius Jones, script by Alfred Bester, art by Stan Kaye. Man Trap Island starring Manhunter, script and pencils by Jack Kirby. The Case of the Sponsored Crooks starring Hourman and Thorndyke, art by Bernard Baily. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #81
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 81
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($12.81) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
      Other items consigned by Bud Plant
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Color touch, spine/edge rebuild, tear seals, staples replaced. Cover TRIMMED.

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon. A Drama in Dreams, script and pencils by Jack Kirby; Threatening to kill Sandy, Wesley Dodds is kidnapped and forced to sign papers turning over the rights to his gold mine stock and fortune. Starman's Lucky Star, script by Gardner F. Fox, pencils by Mort Meskin [as Mort Morton Jr.], inks by George Roussos [as Inky Roussos]. The Enigma of the Nonagenarian Natator starring Genius Jones, script by Alfred Bester, art by Stan Kaye. The Adventure of the Queen's Jades starring The Shining Knight, art by Louis Cazeneuve. The Case of the Crying Cat starring Manhunter, art by Pierce Rice. Time Out For Hitler starring Hourman and Thorndyke, art by Bernard Baily. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #82
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 82
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($10.26) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
      Other items consigned by Bud Plant
    • Tape on interior front cover.

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby. Santa Fronts for the Mob, script and pencils by Jack Kirby; A gang of crooks talk a dim-witted professional wrestler into playing Santa Claus at a local department store as a front for the commission of crimes. Hitch a Wagon to The Stars?, script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Mort Meskin [as Morton Jr.], inks by George Roussos. The Sorcerer's Apprentice starring The Shining Knight, art by Louis Cazeneuve. Did I Ever See a Dream Walking? starring Genius Jones, script by Alfred Bester, art by Stan Kaye. The Animal Murders starring Manhunter, art by Pierce Rice. The High-Powered Hoods starring Hourman and Thorndyke, art by Bernard Baily. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #86
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 86
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • Minor side edge cracks, scuffing on slab surface.
    • Label #0056466019

    The Boy Who Was Too Big For His Breeches, script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon. The Battle of the Mental Marvels starring Genius Jones, script by Alfred Bester, art by Stan Kaye. Twist in Time starring Shining Knight, script by Joe Samachson, art by Louis Cazeneuve. The Moonman's Muggs! starring Starman, script by Garner F. Fox, art by Emil Gershwin. Catalogue of Crime starring Manhunter, pencils by Pierce Rice. The Art of War starring Mike Gibbs, Guerilla, script by Joe Samachson, art by Irving Tirman. Half-page ad for All Star Comics # 17. A full-page ad features Wonder Woman # 5, Green Lantern # 7, Boy Commandos # 2, Superman # 22, All-Flash # 10, and Batman # 17. 60 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #88
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 88
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($17.10) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
      Other items consigned by Bud Plant
    • Centerfold detached at single center staple.

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby. The Cruise of the Crescent starring The Sandman, script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon; Young Jerry borrows his grandfather's model boat, "The Crescent", and takes it down to the docks to sail it. Death of Genius Jones starring Genius Jones, art by Stan Kaye. Prisoners of Peril starring Shining Knight, art by Louis Cazeneuve. The Enigma of the Vanishing House! starring Starman, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Emil Gershwin. Loaded For Bear starring Manhunter, pencils by Pierce Rice. Bombs Over Brittany starring Mike Gibbs, Guerilla, script by Joe Samachson, art by Irving Tirman. 60 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #96
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 96
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($13.50) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
      Other items consigned by humble cow
    • Corner (margin) pieces missing from several pages.

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon. Two Dreams to Destiny starring The Sandman, script by Joe Samachson, art by Pen Shumaker; High-Hat Archie overhears Philo relating a dream of his to Wes and Sandy, a dream in which Archie and his gang steal the cash from Jone's estate, escape, and then are tracked down by the Sandman and Sandy. Of Rogues and Rabbits starring The Shining Knight, script by Joe Samachson, art by Louis Cazeneuve. Melody in Treble Trouble starring Genius Jones, script by Whitney Ellsworth, art by Stan Kaye. Prediction For Plunder starring Starman, script by Joe Samachson, art by Emil Gershwin. Idol Victory starring Mike Gibbs, Guerilla, script by Joe Samachson, art by Maurice Del Bourgo. The back cover contains a third-page Tootsie Roll ad, "Capt. Tootsie and the Toy Cannon. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #97
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 97
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($30.00) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Top 3 rated.
    • Label #0001065006

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon. No Curtains For Cupid, script by Joe Samachson, art by Pen Shumaker; The Eraser Kid is not one to allow a former crook like Harry Long go straight, so he devises a plot to force Harry back into the rackets; What Eraser doesn't count on are Harry's allies: the Sandman and Sandy! Barbs of Chivalry starring the Shining Knight, art by Louis Cazeneuve. The Clue That Wasn't There starring Genius Jones, art by Stan Kaye. Stolen Glory starring Starman, script by Joe Samachson, art by Emil Gershwin. The Life of Riley starring Mike Gibbs, Guerilla, script by Joe Samachson, art by Maurice Del Bourgo. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #99
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 99
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($9.00) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
      Other items consigned by humble cow
    • Cover detached, centerfold detached at one staple. Staple rust/migration.

    Cover art by Pen Shumaker. He Doodled It starring The Sandman, script by Joe Samachson, art by Pen Shumaker; Innocent doodles left behind in a phone booth used by Wes Dodds tips off the Sandman and Sandy to two rival gangs: one involved in robbery, the other in counterfeiting. New Shoes For Victory starring the Shining Knight, script by Joe Samachson, art by Louis Cazeneuve. My Fortune For a Star starring Starman, script by Joe Samachson, art by Emil Gershwin. Mechanical Murder starring Genius Jones, script by Whitney Ellsworth, art by Stan Kaye. Compliments of Honorable Mikado starring Mike Gibbs, Guerilla, script by Joe Samachson, art by Maurice Del Bourgo. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.