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  • Issue #44
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 44
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    • Restored: C1
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack
    • Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover. (Tape on cover and interior cover.)
    • Label #1450019002

    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 #72
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 72
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    • 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
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    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing, affects Steve Conrad and Shining Knight stories. Facsimile cover attached (staples added, not manufacturing). Heavy taping to first wrap and throughout interior. Original staples missing.

    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
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Standard, no notable issues
    • Label #344-AA-009
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    • 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 #81
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 81
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack
    • Label #0264030006
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    • 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 #88
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 88
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    • 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 #91
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 91
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    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Color touch. 7" cumulative spine split (taped), cover and centerfold detached. Tape on interior cover.

    Courage a la Carte, pencils by Gil Kane [as Jack Kirby], inks credited to Joe Simon; When Sandman learns that crooks he is unsuccessfully battling are hypnotized into battling far beyond their means, he soon teaches the villains that hypnotism can be a double-edged sword! The Affair of the Unhappy Hercules starring Genius Jones, art by Stan Kaye. Daze of the Knight starring the Shining Knight, art by Louis Cazeneuve. The Rising Star of Johnny Teach starring Starman, script by Don Cameron, pencils by Emil Gershwin, inks by Sam Citron. Treasure Is Where You Take It starring Manhunter, script by Joe Samachson, pencils by Jim Mooney, inks by Charles Paris. The Return of Ghenghis Khan starring Mike Gibbs, Guerilla, script by Joe Samachson, art by Maurice del Burgo. 60 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #98
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 98
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #A893C6-029

    Cover art by Pen Shumaker. Hero of Dreams, script by Joe Samachson, art by Pen Shumaker; Timothy Quiver, a gun salesman who is deathly afraid of guns, teams up with the gold and purple clad duo to captured an armed notorious felon and his gang. Twin Stars of Crime (Table of Contents starring Starman, script by Joe Samachson, art by Emil Gershwin. The Felon's Friend starring the Shining Knight, script by Joe Samachson, art by Louis Cazeneuve. To Filch a Fortune starring Genius Jones, script by Whitney Ellsworth, art by Stan Kaye. Unconditional Surrender 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
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case
    • 4 pieces of tape on cover.
    • Label #2DC5AD-005

    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.

  • Issue #100
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 100
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #2060952006

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks credited to Joe Simon. Sweets For Swag!, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Marvin Stein; Sweet Tooth and his gang steal a fortune in diamonds, then hide them from the Police and Sandman in the bottoms of candy being shipped to the Devereaux residence. The Hard-Headed League! starring Genius Jones, art by Stan Kaye. The Royal Revival! starring Shining Knight, script by Joe Samachson, art by Louis Cazeneuve. Life and Death of a Star! starring Starman, script by Joe Samachson, art by Emil Gershwin. Bazooka Lullaby! starring Mike Gibbs, Guerrilla, script by Joe Samachson, art by Maurice Del Bourgo. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #120
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 120
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    • Cover detached at one staple and loose at the other, 5" cumulative spine split.
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    • INCOMPLETE. First page missing. Interrupts art and story.

    Cover pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Stan Kaye. Perry White, Cub Reporter starring Superboy, script by Don Cameron, pencils by Al Wenzel, inks by George Roussos; Clark and Perry apply for jobs at the Daily Planet on the same day, with Clark the only one getting hired at first (as a newsboy). Aquaman Goes to College, script by Joe Samachson, art by Louis Cazeneuve. The Archer from the Zodiac starring Green Arrow, script by George Kashdan, art by George Papp. The Three Aerobateers starring Shining Knight, art by Chuck Winter. The March of Crime starring Johnny Quick, pencils by Mort Meskin, inks by George Roussos. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #123
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 123
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    Cover art by George Roussos. A Lesson for a Bully, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Al Wenzel, inks by George Roussos; Pete Brant, the school bully wants to become school mayor. The Man Behind the Mask starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. Villainy in Venice starring Aquaman, art by John Daly. The Adventure of the Antelope Boy starring Johnny Quick, script by Don Cameron, pencils by Mort Meskin, inks by George Roussos. Full-page ad for Gang Busters # 1. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #126
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 126

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Superboy: Crime-Fighting Poet, script by Don Cameron, pencils by Al Wenzel, inks by George Roussos; Gentleman Joe Barr hides out masquerading as a schoolteacher at Metropolis High School. The Master Arrow starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. The Man in the Iron Shoe starring Aquaman, script by Don Cameron, art by John Daly. Tubby Watts, Athlete starring Johnny Quick, script by Don Cameron, pencils by Mort Meskin, inks by George Roussos. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #130
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 130
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    Cover art by Al Wenzel. Superboy -- Super-Salesman, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Al Wenzel. The Sweetheart of the Seven Seas starring Aquaman, art by John Daly. The Archer of Triumph, art by George Papp; Green Arrow visits Arrowtown for a celebration but someone there wants to kill him. The Nimble Names Crimes starring Johnny Quick, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Mort Meskin, inks by George Roussos. One-page Tootsie Roll ad, Captain Tootsie Traps the Circus Culprit by C.C. Beck. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #149
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 149
    • 3.5" Spine split from top through cover and all wraps. Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Al Plastino. Fake Superboy!, art by John Sikela; first story in which Pa Kent's name is given as Jonathan; also shows him running the Smallville General Store. Undersea Artist! starring Aquaman, script by Joe Samachson, art by John Daly. He Lived What He Wrote--Real Fact, pencils by Dick Sprang; the story of Jack London. The Battle of the Bows! starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. The Search of the Century! starring Johnny Quick, art by Ralph Mayo. Batman and Robin star in a one-page public service announcement, Batman and Robin Stand Up for Sportsmanship! 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #157
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 157
    • 1.5" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached. Centerfold detached at one staple. Staple rust with migration.

    Cover art by Al Plastino. House ad for Tomahawk #1. The Worst Boy in Smallville, script by Bill Finger, art by John Sikela. The Formula That Failed starring Johnny Quick and Tubby Watts, script by Jack Miller, art by Ralph Mayo. House ad for Danger Trail #1. Camelot, USA, script by Joe Samachson, art by Frank Frazetta; story takes place in Camelot, Michigan. Schoolchildren Round the World public service announcement starring Superman, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. The Secret of the Masked Archers, art by George Papp; Green Arrow and Speedy meet the counterparts from 15th century France. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #162
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 162
    • Cover detached, residue.

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The Supercoach of Smallville High starring Superboy, script by William Woolfolk, art by John Sikela. The Slow and Easy Club starring Johnny Quick, script by Don Cameron, art by Ralph Mayo. Under the Sea For Life starring Aquaman, script by George Kashdan, art by John Daly. The Third Archer starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #163
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 163
    • Interior is complete. 3-1/2" cumulative spine split, help together with tape. Missing original staples.

    Cover art by Al Plastino. Superboy's Phony Father, script by William Woolfolk, art by John Sikela. The Knight in Rusty Armor starring Shining Knight, script by Joe Samachson, art by Frank Frazetta; An old man, admirer of the Shining Knight, gets some unseen help against outlaws. The Secret of the Big Eye starring Johnny Quick, script by Don Cameron, art by Ralph Mayo. Sheriff Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #167
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 167
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    • 3" cumulative spine split. Cover and centerfold detached. Staple rust with migration.

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Lana Lang, Super-Girl starring Superboy, script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Curt Swan; Lana gets super powers. Treasures of the Sea starring Aquaman, script by Jack Miller, art by Ramona Fradon. The Super-Speed Swindles starring Johnny Quick, script by Jack Miller, art by Ralph Mayo. The Girl Archer starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. One-page Tootsie Roll ad, Captain Tootsie and his Vacation-Time Pals by Bill Schreiber. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #170
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 170
    • Conserved
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case
    • Label #3CC7DE-023

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Lana Lang's Big Crush, script by William Woolfolk, art by John Sikela; Superboy gets jealous. Mutiny Under the Sea starring Aquaman, script by George Kashdan, art by Ramona Fradon. The Bravest Cowards in the World starring Johnny Quick, script by Jack Miller, art by Ralph Mayo. Green Arrow, Fugitive, art by George Papp. Superman stars in a one-page public service announcement, "The World Is Out Schoolroom!". 44 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #173
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 173
    • 1 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Cover oxidation. Staple rust. Water damage.
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    • Staple rust, rust migration.

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Superboy's School of Hard Knocks, art by John Sikela; Superboys x-ray vision goes haywire. The First Underwater Gold Mine starring Aquaman, script by George Kashdan, art by Ramona Fradon. A Super-Spending Spree starring Johnny Quick, script by Don Cameron, art by Paul Norris. The City Marked For Plunder starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. One-page Tootsie Roll ad, Captain Tootsie and the Radar Rescue. 44 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #175
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 175
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #2068503013

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The Duel of the Superboys!, art by John Sikela. Professor Eureka humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Mystery of the Disappearing Island starring Aquaman, script by George Kashdan, art by Ramona Fradon. The Man With the Magic Fingers starring Johnny Quick, script by Jack Miller, art by Paul Norris. The Rocket's Red Glare article. House ad for The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog #2. The Baffling Bullets of Big John Garvin! starring Green Arrow, script by Ed Herron, art by George Papp. 44 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #177
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 177
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    • Interior is complete. Full spine split, heavy cover oxidation. Cover detached.

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The Hot-Rod Chariot Race!, art by John Sikela; A professor faces ridicule unless his claim that Ben Hur was a real person is supported; Superboy goes back in time to prove the existence of the fictional character. The Man Who Was Aquaman's Double!, art by Ramona Fradon. Formulas for Space starring Johnny Quick, art by Paul Norris. The Three Champion Archers! starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. The Disappearing Glass Trick! Activity page. 44 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #181
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 181
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    • 9" cumulative spine split (taped).

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. A Mask for a Hero starring Superboy, art by John Sikela. The Evil King of the Sea starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. Shorty humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Joanie Swift, Queen of Speed starring Johnny Quick, art by Paul Norris. Varsity Vic humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Crime Platoon starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 44 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #184
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 184
    • 2.5" cumulative spine split, cover coming loose at staples.

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The Shutterbugs of Smallville starring Superboy, pencils by Curt Swan; cameras taking pictures harm Superboy. At Sea in the Stone Age starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. Discovers a New Kind of Junior Sport public service announcement starring Superboy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. The Fastest Movie Ever Made starring Johnny Quick, pencils by Paul Norris. The Archers in the Sky starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 44 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #189
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 189
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    • Interior is complete. Staining and residue throughout interior, 2" cumulative spine split, cover detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The Girl of Steel starring Superboy, art by John Sikela; Professor Lang returns from an island like Easter Island where he suspects that an alien race had constructed giant statues; Part of his returning display of artifacts was a belt that incorporates their alien technology. The Nautical Treasure Hunt starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. Too Many Speed Kings starring Johnny Quick, script by Joe Samachson, art by Hy Mankin. The Legion of 100 Archers starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 44 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #190
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 190
    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing, interrupts art and story.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Sy Barry. The Terrible Truant! starring Superboy, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. The Hunter of the Seven Seas! starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. Stand-in for 100 Convicts! starring Johnny Quick, art by Hy Mankin. Around the World in Eighty Arrows starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 44 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #192
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 192

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan. The Coronation of Lana Lang starring Superboy, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti; Queen Lana has Superboy do her bidding. How Safe Is Your Driving? public service announcement starring Buzzy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. Murder in the Fish Preserve starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. X Marks Tubby Watts starring Johnny Quick, art by Ralph Mayo. Jerry Jitterbug humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Alibi Club for Archers starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 44 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #193
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 193
    • 1.5" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Superboy's Lost Costume, art by John Sikela; three people find Superboys costume. Give Your Pet All the Breaks! public service announcement starring Binky, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. Secret of the Sea Monster starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. Thunderbolts on Mount Olympus starring Johnny Quick, art by Ralph Mayo. The Three Shots That Green Arrow Missed, art by George Papp. 44 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #194
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 194
    • Cover detached, pieces of tape along spine.

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The Super-Charged Superboy, script by Jerry Coleman, art by John Sikela; A criminal scientist electrifies Superboy with millions of volts, so that he can't go near anybody. The Outlaw Navy starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. Little Pete humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Treasure of the Lost City starring Johnny Quick, art by Ralph Mayo. The 50th Century Bowmen, art by George Papp; Green Arrow and Speedy accidentally visit the future. 44 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #196
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 196
    • 1" Cumulative spine split.
    • 3.75" Cumulative spine split. Cover oxidation.

    One of the earliest 1950s DC Gorilla covers, "Superman vs. King Gorilla!" When DC editors discovered that monkeys sold comics, they told their writers to create a whole series of delightful monkey/chimp/ape themed covers, a trend that lasted into the 1960s. Cover art by Win Mortimer. Kingorilla, art by John Sikela; When the Lang disappear in the jungle, Clark and Lana go search for them, and they all end up being offered as a sacrifice to a giant ape. Topsy-Turvy World starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. Jerry Jitterbug humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Johnny Quick, Traffic Cop, art by Ralph Mayo. The Jealous Archer starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 44 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #198
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 198
    • Water spotting.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Sy Barry. The Super-Carnival from Space starring Superboy, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Sy Barry; An alien circus tries to force Superboy to join. The Daredevil of the Seven Seas starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. Little Pete humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Mechanical Fortune Teller starring Johnny Quick, art by Ralph Mayo. Wanted for Murder: Green Arrow, art by George Papp; Green Arrow goes to the backward European nation of Entonia to rescue a girl. Full page ad for DC comic Hopalong Cassidy. 44 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #199
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 199
    • Interior is complete. REMAINDERED COPY. In the past, comics that went unsold at the newsstand had 1/4 to 1/3 of the cover removed. The removed part of the cover was then returned to the publisher for credit.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Standard, no notable issues
    • Label #D27727-022

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Superboy Meets Superlad, art by John Sikela; Superboy encounters someone who looks, talks, and acts just like him. The Fire-Fighter of the Seven Seas starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. Little Pete humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Pirate Puzzle starring Johnny Quick, art by Ralph Mayo. The Frozen Archer starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 44 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.