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Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) comic books

  • Issue #40
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 40
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Standard, no notable issues
    • 13TH PAGE ONLY. 13TH PAGE ONLY.
    • Label #0295582001

    Cover art by Creig Flessel. The Tarantula Strikes starring The Sandman, script by Bert Christman (as Larry Dean) and Gardner F. Fox (plot), art by Bert Christman; The Sandman comes up against a very crafty and dangerous adversary while investigating the kidnapping of a famed actress and subsequent demand for $500,000 ransom! The Suicide of Major Duval: Part 3 starring Barry O'Neill, script and art by Ed Winiarski. The Tarryville Counterfeiters starring the Federal Men, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Shuster Shop. Wolf Ruckson's Trap: Part 2 starring Jack Woods, script and art by Jim Chambers. Captured By Col. Benback: Part 2 starring Captain Desmo, script and art by Ed Winiarski. Slow Motion's Double starring Bulldog Martin, script and and art by Bart Tumey. The Flying Dutchman: Part 1 starring Socko Strong, script and art by Joseph Sulman (signed as Koppy). The Kidnapping of Donna Carnochan starring Skip Schuyler, script and art by Tom Hickey. The Pirate Ship: Conclusion starring Rusty and His Pals, script and art by Bob Kane. Taurus the Bull--Anchors Aweigh!, script and art by Bart Tumey. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #43
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 43
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    • Paper: Brittle
    • Slab: Standard, no notable issues
    • INCOMPLETE. Page 15 missing, affects story. (Tape on cover and interior.)
    • Label #3726256003

    Cover pencils by Fred Guardineer. Island Uprising starring The Sandman, script by Larry Dean, art by Bert Christman; The Sandman rescues a girl from natives on an isle in the South Seas, then prevents the massacre of her father and his party. The Return of Fang Gow: Part 1 starring Barry O'Neill, script and art by Ed Winiarski; The Deadly Cough Medicine starring the Federal Men, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Wayne Boring. The Poor Fish starring Professor Doolittle, script and art by Bob Kane. The Flying Dutchman: Part 4 starring Socko Strong, script and art by Joseph Sulman (signed as Koppy). Count Ogrloff's Dangerous Game: Part 1 starring Captain Desmo, script and art by Ed Winiarski. The Devil's Physician--Anchors Aweigh!, script and art by Bart Tumey. The General's Daughter starring Skip Schuyler, script and art by Tom Hickey. The Menace of Chen Fu: Part 3 starring Rusty and His Pals, script and art by Bob Kane. The Revolt of the Pirates starring Cotton Carver, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Ogden Whitney. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $920 ADVENTURE COMICS #43 CGC 1.8 LT/OW PAGES // 1ST ALL COLOR ISSUE DC 1939
  • Issue #56
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 56
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    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Color touch, tear seals, TRIMMED. Full length spine split (taped).

    Cover art by Bernard Baily. Dr. Slight's Living Statues starring The Hourman, script by Ken Fitch, art by Bernard Baily; Rex Tyler, ordered by Mr. Bannerman to head out to "Castle Doom" to assist Dr. Slight in working out a special chemical formula, is unaware that this formula gives life to plaster casts by means of a special machine, which have been used to bomb places on the east coast. Fang Gow's Ruse starring Barry O'Neill, script and art by Ed Winiarski. Death Behind the Waves starring Mark Lansing, script and art by Howard Purcell. The Menacing Midget starring Federal Men, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Chad Grothkopf. At Grips With the Kraken starring Cotton Carver, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Jack Lehti. Bodyguard starring Socko Strong, script by Albert Sulman, art by Joseph Sulman. Shipwrecked starring Steve Conrad Adventurer, script and art by Jack Lehti. The Crook Who Knew the Sandman's Identity 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 #64
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 64
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    • Restored (see item notes)
    • INCOMPLETE. Missing centerfold, interrupts art and story. RESTORATION. Color touch, piece fill, spine rebuild, cover partially TRIMMED. Heavy spine splitting through all wraps (some taped).

    Cover art by Jack Burnley. The Mystery of the Men with the Staring Eyes, pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Jack Burnley and Ray Burnley (backgrounds); The Astral Avenger becomes entangled in a sinister case involving a mysterious robed figure that uses his "Living Death" to create an army of mindless robotic slaves. The Brazilian Vipers starring Steve Conrad Adventurer, script and art by Jack Lehti. The Little Men Who Weren't There starring The Hourman, art by Bernard Baily. Manhunter Behind Bars starring Paul Kirk, Manhunter, script and art by Ed Moore. The Bears of Barok starring Cotton Carver, art by Jack Lehti. The Unseen Man starring The Sandman, art by Creig Flessel. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #67
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 67
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Standard, no notable issues
    • Tape on interior cover.
    • Label #0264030008

    Cover art by Jack Burnley. The Menace of the Invisible Raiders!, script by Alfred Bester, pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Jack Burnley (signed) and Ray Burnley [backgrounds]; Starman is mystified when he discovers crooks who are invisible in ordinary light, but soon learns of the man behind it: a man who is bitter at the government for rejecting his inviso-solution! The Sky Pirates starring The Shining Knight, script by Henry Lynne Perkins, art by Creig Flessel. Reform School Racket starring The Hourman, art by Bernard Baily. Strange Secret of Greed starring Steve Conrad, Adventurer, art by Cliff Young. The Ten-Dollar Masterpiece starring Paul Kirk, Manhunter, script and art by Ed Moore. The Secret of the Man in Miniature starring The Sandman, art by Paul Norris. 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 #78
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 78
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Standard, no notable issues
    • Label #1252647004

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby. The Little Man Who Wasn't There, script by Alfred Bester, art by Jack Burnley; Starman and Mike Muggins look into a case where people stage an act, pretending to be attacked by "the little man who wasn't there", and robbed of valuable gems, only to be discovered in the end as perpetrating the act themselves! The Man Who Played Death starring Hourman and Thorndyke, art by Bernard Baily. The Case of the Slap-Happy Jappy starring Genius Jones, script by Alfred Bester, art by Stan Kaye. The Black Baron starring The Shining Knight, script by Henry Lynne Perkins, art by Louis Cazeneuve. The Lady and the Tiger starring Manhunter, script and pencils by Jack Kirby. The Miracle Maker 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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    • 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
    • Paper: Off white
    • Pedigree: Rockford
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack; Scuffing on front and back of case; Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Rockford. Includes Rockford Collection certificate of authenticity.
    • Label #0055926017

    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 #89
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 89
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    • 1" cumulative spine split.

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby. Prisoner Of His Dreams, script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon; Archibald Shelby has the uncanny ability to plan perfect crimes while he sleeps, and a gang of criminals decide to use that ability to their advantage! The Case of the Curious Crossroad starring Genius Jones, script by Alfred Bester, art by Stan Kaye. The Golden Horseshoe starring Shining Knight, script by Joe Samachson, art by Louis Cazeneuve. The Plundering Planets! starring Starman, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Emil Gershwin. Fisherman's Fortune starring Manhunter, pencils by Pierce Rice. Trouble in Three-Quarter Time starring Mike Gibbs, Guerilla, script by Joe Samachson, art by Irving Tirman. 60 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #90
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 90
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    • INCOMPLETE. Several pages missing, affects the entirety of Genius Jones and Shining Knight stories.

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby. Sleepy Time Crimes, script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon; Sandman must battle a villain who uses a special camera with a wide-angle lens that releases an odorless gas which renders its "subjects" unconscious, all as a pretext for use in robbing large stores and museums with special exhibitions. Fish Are Such Liars starring Genius Jones, script by Alfred Bester, art by Stan Kaye. The Candid Criminal starring the Shining Knight, script by Joe Samachson, art by Louis Cazeneuve. Land Beneath the Fog! starring Starman, pencils by Mort Meskin, inks by George Roussos. Little Clerk--What Now? starring the Manhunter, pencils by Pierce Rice. The Prisoner of the Castle starring Mike Gibbs, Guerilla, script by Joe Samachson, art by Edmond Good. 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 #95
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 95
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #0064278003
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    • 1" spine split from top of comic through cover and first wrap. Lateral spine tear.

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon. The Riddle of the Rembrandt, art by Gil Kane; Wes and Sandy, while visiting a museum, discover a fake Rembrandt hanging on the wall, so Wes offers to buy the piece from the curator. Victory Makes Hay starring The Shining Knight, script by Joe Samachson, art by Louis Cazeneuve. The Professor Plays Safe starring Starman, script by Joe Samachson, art by Emil Gershwin. The Honest Crook starring Genius Jones, art by Stan Kaye. Conquest Doesn't Pay starring Mike Gibbs, Guerilla, script by Joe Samachson, art by Maurice Del Bourgo. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #102
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 102
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Minor side edge cracks; Scuffing on front and back of case; Scuffing to inner well of case; Other - see grading notes
    • .5" Crack to bottom edge of slab.
    • Label #4065564003

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon. The Dream of Peter Green, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Marvin Stein; Fed up with crowded city conditions, Peter Green dreams of a new recreation center for the kids in the city to use, but it's the Sandman who must battle a crooked building contractor using inferior materials to build it. The Meteor Mob starring Starman, script by Joe Samachson, art by Emil Gershwin. King "Artie's" Crime Court starring the Shining Knight, script by Joe Samachson, art by Chuck Winter. The Eighth Day of the Week starring Genius Jones, script by Whitney Ellsworth, art by Stan Kaye. Honorable Information, Please starring Mike Gibbs, Guerilla, script by Joe Samachson, art by Maurice Del Bourgo. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #116
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 116
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    • 5" cumulative spine split.

    Cover pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Stan Kaye. Superboy, Toy-Tester, script by Don Cameron, pencils by John Sikela, inks by George Roussos. Live Wire Loot starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp; Green Arrow battles Bulls-Eye. The Wooden Sword starring Shining Knight, art by Chuck Winter. Peril of Pearl Valley starring Aquaman, art by Louis Cazeneuve. The Sultan of Flatbush Atoll starring Johnny Quick, script by Don Cameron, art by George Roussos. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #119
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 119
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    Cover pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Stan Kaye. Superboy Meets Girl starring Superboy, Betty Brown, and Joe Daly, script by Bill Finger, art by Win Mortimer. The Floating Observatory starring Aquaman, script by Don Cameron, art by Louis Cazeneuve. We Knight Thee Dub starring Shining Knight, script by Joe Samachson, art by Chuck Winter. The 'Round-the-World Crimes starring Green Arrow and Bulls-Eye, script by Don Cameron, art by George Papp. The Scourge of Speed starring Johnny Quick, script by Don Cameron, pencils by Mort Meskin, inks by George Roussos. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #124
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 124
    • 4.5" cumulative spine split, cover detached at one staple and coming loose at the other.

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Barbed-Wire Boystown, pencils by Al Wenzel; Superboy becomes temporary Warden of the State Reform School. The Magic Sword starring Shining Knight, script by Don Cameron, art by Chuck Winter. A Black Eye For Bull's-Eye starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. The Sea Serpent starring Aquaman, art by Louis Cazeneuve. A Modern Cinderella starring Johnny Quick, pencils by Mort Meskin, inks by George Roussos. Full-page ad for Mr. District Attorney # 1. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #138
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 138
    • INCOMPLETE. Piece missing, interrupts art or story. Chew damage cuts through bottom corner of book. Centerfold detached at one staple. Staple rust with migration.

    Cover art by Al Wenzel. Around the World in 80 Minutes starring Superboy, script by Bill Finger, art by Al Wenzel; Mr. Briggs hates kids, but the only job he can find is as a school bus driver. Laugh, Crime, Laugh starring Green Arrow, script by Otto Binder, art by George Papp. Marooned in the Deep starring Aquaman, script by Otto Binder, art by John Daly. For Whom the Bridge Tolls starring Shining Knight, script by Don Cameron, art by Chuck Winter. The Johnny Quick Shave starring Johnny Quick, script by Joe Samachson, art by Charles Sultan. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $174 Adventure Comics 138 GD-VG -- Superboy Green Arrow Aquaman, Bill Finger 1949
  • Issue #155
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 155
    • 8" cumulative spine split.

    Superboy, Hollywood Actor, art by John Sikela; a movie star doubles for Superboy. Robinson Crusoe, 20th Century starring Johnny Quick, art by Ralph Mayo. The Imitation Knight starring the Shining Knight, script by Joe Samachson, art by Frank Frazetta. Proving Ground of Peril starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #162
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 162
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    • Cover detached, residue on a few interior pages.

    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 #168
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 168
    • Margin piece torn from several pages.

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The Boy Who Outsmarted Superboy, script by William Woolfolk, art by John Sikela; features Lana Lang and her brother Ronald. Aquaman: One-Man Crew!, script by George Kashdan, art by Ramona Fradon. Tubby, King of Comedy starring Johnny Quick, script by Don Cameron, art by Ralph Mayo. The Arrow That Crossed a Continent! starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp; GA battles the Robin Hood Arrow Company. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #170
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 170
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case
    • Label #0746991011

    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.

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    $354 Adventure Comics #170 1951 Fine+/Very Fine (7.0)
  • Issue #172
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 172

    Cover pencils by Win Mortimer. The Laws That Backfired starring Superboy, script by Edmond Hamilton, art by John Sikela; Superboy breaks the speed limit. Aquaman Leaves the Sea, script by George Kashdan, art by Ramona Fradon. Johnny Slow starring Johnny Quick, script by Don Cameron, art by Paul Norris. The Remote-Controlled Archers starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 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.
    • Cover detached at one staple, 3" cumulative spine split.

    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 #174
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 174
    • Severe water damage, mold spots.
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    • INCOMPLETE. Coupons cut from back cover and last page, does not affect art or story.

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The New Lana Lang starring Superboy, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti; Lana wears frumpy clothes. The Whale That Was Wanted For Murder starring Aquaman, script by George Kashdan, art by Ramona Fradon. Tubby Watts, Efficiency Expert starring Johnny Quick, script by Don Cameron, art by Ralph Mayo. 1001 Ways to Defeat Green Arrow, script by Ed Herron, art by George Papp. 44 pages, Full Color. 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 #178
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 178
    • 8" cumulative spine split.

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The Boy in the Lead Mask starring Superboy, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti; Superboy is blinded by a lead mask. The Return of Captain Flint starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. Johnny Quick Meets Deadshot Dudley starring Johnny Quick, art by Paul Norris. The Ape with the Human Brain starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 44 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #179
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 179
    • Cover detached.

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The World's Whackiest Inventions! starring Superboy, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. The Raft of Doom! starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. The Modern Paul Bunyan!, pencils by Paul Norris, inks by Sy Barry; Johnny Quick and Tubby visit a Paul Bunyan festival; When crooks rob the gate Johnny uses stunts similar to what Paul Bunyan would have done to capture them. Green Arrow's New Partner!, art by George Papp. Casey the Cop humor two-pager by Henry Boltinoff. 44 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    1+ hour left Auction ORIGINAL AUGUST 1952 ADVENTURE COMICS NO. 179 COMIC BOOK SUPERBOY DC COMICS
  • Issue #181
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 181
    • Cover detached at one staple.
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    • Cover detached, 2.5" cumulative spine split.

    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 #182
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 182
    • Interior is complete. Near full length spine split.

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The Super-Hick from Smallville starring Superboy, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. The Ocean Restaurant starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. Professor Eureka humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Johnny Quick, Ringmaster, art by Paul Norris. U.S. Coast Guard - Jack of All Jobs article. The Make-Believe Archer starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 44 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #186
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 186
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    • Cover oxidation.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Ray Burnley. Smallville Becomes a Ghost Town starring Superboy, art by John Sikela. The Dive-in Theater starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. Good Neighbor Spirit public service announcement starring Binky, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. Tubby Watts, King of Food starring Johnny Quick, pencils by Paul Norris, inks by Sy Barry. The World's Most Dangerous Arrow 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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    • 4" cumulative spine split, margin piece torn from one interior page.
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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
    • Cover coming loose at staples.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($3.00) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
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    • 2" cumulative spine split, cover detached at one staple.

    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 #194
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 194
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    • 6" cumulative spine split, cover detached.

    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
    • 5" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached.

    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 #199
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 199
    • Cover detached, 2" cumulative spine split, cover-to-cover tear.

    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.