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Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) comic books

  • Issue #251
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 251
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    • Cover coming loose at one staple.
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    • 3.5" Cumulative spine split. Heavy cover oxidation.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Superboy's Last Day, script by Otto Binder, art by George Papp; flashback story in which Superboy meets kryptonite for the first time; Superboy's five robots are introduced. The Case of the Super-Arrows, script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Jack Kirby and Roz Kirby (backgrounds); Green Arrow receives arrows from fans from the future but they are stolen by "Cougar Cain" and his men. A World without Water starring Aquaman, script by Joe Millard, art by Ramona Fradon. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #252
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 252
    • 2" Spine split from top.
    • 1 1/4" Spine split from top. Cover detached at one staple. Water damage.
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Super-Sentry of Smallville, script by Alvin Schwartz, art by John Sikela; to prevent the world from doom, Superboy must stay in the same spot. Varsity Vic humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Mystery of the Giant Arrows, script by Ed Herron, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Jack Kirby and Roz Kirby; When Green Arrow and Speedy investigate giant arrows falling from the sky, they find themselves pulled into another dimension when an arrow they are examining is retrieved. The Robinson Crusoe of the Sea starring Aquaman, script by Jack Miller, art by Ramona Fradon. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #253
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 253
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • 4 1/4" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple. Water damage.
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    • 3/4" spine split.
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Superboy Meets Robin the Boy Wonder, script by Dave Wood, art by Al Plastino; Prof Nichols sends Robin into the past to destroy a machine that will one day kill Superman. Action Comics Oct 1958 ad. Prisoners of Dimension Zero!, script by Ed Herron, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Jack Kirby and Roz Kirby (backgrounds); In another dimension, Green Arrow and Speedy meet GA's counterpart Xeen Arrow. The Ocean of 1,000,000 B.C. starring Aquaman, script by Jack Miller, art by Ramona Fradon. Letters columns begin. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #254
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 254
    • Cover detached. 1" Spine split from top.
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. I Was a Teen-Age Superboy, art by George Papp; Superboy mysteriously gives different super powers to various people in Smallville. Private Pete humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Showcase #17 ad. The Menace of the Electric Man starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. Tricksy humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Green Arrow's Last Stand, script by Dave Wood, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Jack Kirby and Roz Kirby (backgrounds); Green Arrow and Speedy land in a remote valley that is still occupied by Sioux Indian warriors. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #255
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 255
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Splitting of Superboy, script by Otto Binder, art by George Papp; Kozz of Mars uses Red Kryptonite to split Superboy and Clark into two separate people. But Clark turns out to be evil. Casey the Cop humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Blackhawk #132 ad. The War That Never Ended!, script by Dave Wood, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Jack Kirby and Roz Kirby (backgrounds); Green Arrow and Speedy are stranded on a Pacific island that is still inhabited by Japanese soldiers who do not know that WWII is over. Aquaman's Double Trouble starring King Neptune, art by Ramona Fradon. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #256
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 256
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    • Paper: Light tan to off white
    • Label #1620021010
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    • Staples reinforced with tape at cover and centerfold.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Dragnet For Superboy starring Chief James Wilton, "Flash" Ward, and Pa Kent, script by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino. The Ordeal of Aquaman starring Topo, art by Ramona Fradon. Varsity Vic humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Green Arrow's First Case, script by Ed Herron, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Jack Kirby and Roz Kirby (backgrounds); Oliver Queen is marooned on Starfish Island, where he hones his skills as an archer and develops trick arrows. When an expedition sets out to explore the island years later, he fools them with his fake-uranium arrow. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #257
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 257

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The First Two Supermen starring Superboy, Hercules, Samson, Krypto, and Ma and Pa Kent, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Ray Burnley. The Arrows That Failed, art by Lee Elias; A gang boss finds a fluid that causes Green Arrow's arrows to miss their target. Peg humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Imitation Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon; A criminal has a doctor alter his body to duplicate Aquaman's powers. Varsity Vic humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #259
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 259

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Blind Boy of Steel, script by Otto Binder, art by George Papp; A freak bolt of lightning strikes a meteor containing kryptonite, catching Superboy in the blast and giving him diamond vision which he can't turn off, so he must keep his eyes shut at all times. Tricksy, World's Greatest Stunt Man humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Action Comics #252 ad. The Octopus Man, art by Ramona Fradon; Roland Peters has constructed a brain-wave transmitter and is experimenting on illegally captured sealife when Aquaman arrives and releases his finny friends. The Green Arrow's Mystery, art by Lee Elias. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #260
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 260
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Staple rust with migration.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Kents' Second Super-Son, script by Jerry Coleman, art by John Sikela; Vidal, a Superboy from another planet, takes Superboy's place on Earth while he's away on a space mission. Peg humor page by Henry Boltinoff. How Aquaman Got His Powers!, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Ramona Fradon; Aquaman stops the U.S. Navy from testing atomic depth charges and recounts his origin to Commander Haskel. Little Pete humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Green Arrow's New Partner!, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Lee Elias. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #263
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 263
    • Centerfold detached.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Great Superboy Doublecross, script by Otto Binder, art by John Sikela; Dad Kent hires a private detective to discover Superboy's secret identity. Have Arrow--Will Travel! starring Green Arrow, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Lee Elias; Speedy takes up odd-jobs to raise money for a sailboat; Some crooks try to take advantage of Speedy but he catches onto their scheme. The Great Ocean Election! starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #264
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 264
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Staples added (not manufacturing).
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Helpless Hero, script by Otto Binder, art by George Papp; a boy from another planet schemes to take Superboy's place by causing all his powers to go haywire. Aquaman and His Sea-Policeman, art by Ramona Fradon; Aquaman helps out a city whose streets are all canals. Varsity Vic humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Green Arrow Robin Hood!, art by Lee Elias; Green Arrow goes back in time and takes Robin Hood's place. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #265
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 265
    • 1/2" Spine split.
    • Staple rust with migration.
    • 2" cumulative spine split. Cover detached.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The First Superman Robot, script by Otto Binder, art by George Papp; After Dad Kent goes poking in Superboy's lab, Superboy tries to teach him a lesson by pretending to have grown into Superman overnight--but then he accidentally switches places with Superman for real. Shorty humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Secret of the Super-Safe!, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Ramona Fradon; Aquaman has to raise a super heavy safe from the bottom of the sea. The Amateur Arrows! starring Green Arrow, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Lee Elias. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #267
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 267
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1482203006
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    • 1" cumulative spine split, heavy cover oxidation.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Prisoner of the Super-Heroes, script by Jerry Siegel, art by George Papp; The Legion returns to 20th Century to discredit Superboy and exile him from Earth. The Manhunt On Land!, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Ramona Fradon; The Shark and The Wizard escape from jail; The Shark decides to operate on land but Aquaman captures him anyway. The Underwater Archers! starring Green Arrow, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Lee Elias; this is part two of the Aquaman story. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #268
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 268
    • 3/4" Cumulative spine split. Glue along interior spine. Brush marks on cover.
    • 1/2 " Cumulative spine split.
    • 7" cumulative spine split.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Week That Clark Kent Lost His Memory!, script by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino; Red Kryptonite causes Superboy to lose his memory and leaves him stranded far from home. Green Arrow In King Arthur's Court!, art by Lee Elias; Green Arrow and Speedy both dream that they are back in the time of King Arthur; Or was it more than a dream? The Adventures of Aquaboy! starring Aquaman, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Ramona Fradon. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #269
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 269
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1488639003
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    • 7" Cumulative spine split.
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    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing, interrupts art and story.
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    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Shelly Moldoff. 1st appearance of Aqualad in Aquaman series in The Kid from Atlantis! Krypto's Mean Master!, script by Jerry Siegel, art by George Papp; Krypto searches for a new master after Superboy punishes him, with disastrous results. Green Arrow and Speedy (last story in Adventure Comics) in The Comic Book Archer! in which the editor at a fictitious comics publisher, All-Star Comics, explains how comics are made. "Ghost, Mr. Sloan," Speedy tells the editor, "As the editor of All Star Comics, you must do a terrific amount of work!" to which the editor replies, "But it's fun, Speedy! I discuss the stories with writers, review the art-work, and let our production manager do the rest!". 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #270
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 270
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • 1" Spine split from bottom.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Stolen Identities, script by Jerry Siegel, art by George Papp; Two Xelthunians secretly replace Ma and Pa Kent to perform a secret mission, not knowing that the Kents are Superboy's foster parents; After Ma Kent unwisely mentions Superboy's vulnerability to kryptonite, the Xelthunians power the transporter ray they plan to use to send Superboy to their planet with red kryptonite and it turns him into a fat Boy of Steel, a bullet-sized Boy of Steel, and a giant Boy of Steel. The Ninth Wonder starring Congorilla, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman; In his Adventure Comics debut, Congorilla stops river pirates, frees a kidnapped scientist, and stops an attack by the Wambus, all before a retelling of his origin. Casey the Cop humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Menace of Aqualad! starring Aquaman, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Ramona Fradon. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #271
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 271
    • Cover detached at one staple.
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #1244350018

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Origin of Luthor retold in How Luthor Met Superboy!, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Al Plastino; Young Lex and Superboy start out as friends, but after Superboy accidentally destroys Luthor's laboratory and accidentally causes Lex to lose his hair, Luthor vows revenge. The Son of Congorilla, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman; A young albino gorilla appears, and Congo Bill has to use the magic ring on him instead of Congorilla. The Second Deluge! starring Aquaman, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Ramona Fradon; Captain Noah predicts a second deluge. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #272
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 272
    • Tape over small cover tear.
    • 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Centerfold detached. Water spotting.
    • 3/4 " Cumulative spine split.
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Super-Star of Hollywood!, script by Jerry Siegel, art by George Papp; Krypto becomes swell headed after going to Hollywood to make a movie. The Strong Boy of the Jungle starring Congorilla, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman. The Human Flying Fish!, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Ramona Fradon; Dr. Krill, a skilled surgeon, operates on Bragg, turning him into a Human Flying Fish to pull robberies that Aquaman cannot stop. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #273
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 273
    • Centerfold detached at one staple. Water spotting.
    • 2 " Spine split from bottom.
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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, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #274
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 274
    • 1" spine split from bottom.
    • 3/4" spine split.
    • 1" Cumulative spine split. Water damage.
    • Cover detached.
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Monster That Stalked Smallville, script by Robert Bernstein, art by George Papp; Superboy brings a monster to Smallville as a friend, which upsets everybody in town. Aqua-Queen!, art by Ramona Fradon; After Aquaman doesn't pick her in a swimming meet, Dale Conroy vows to prove she's as good as he is. Revenge of the River Demon starring Congorilla, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #275
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 275
    • Staple rust.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Water damage.
    • 1 1/2" Cumulative spine split.
    • 2" cumulative spine split.
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team!, script by Jerry Coleman, art by George Papp; The Wayne family moves to Smallville and young Bruce Wayne assumes the identity of the Flying Fox, helping Superboy fight crime. House ad for Superman Annual #1. Champion of the World starring Congorilla, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman; Congo Bill and his gorilla alter ego help a boxer regain his self-confidence in the ring. The Interplanetary Mission! starring Aquaman, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Ramona Fradon. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #276
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 276
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Robinson Crusoe of Space, art by Al Plastino; Metalman "Friday" sacrifices self for Superboy, when Superboy is trapped on an asteroid surrounded by a kryptonite ring. Peter Puptent, Explorer humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Aqua-Thief Of The Seven Seas!, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Ramona Fradon; Aquaman is falsely accused of stealing a chest of diamonds. The Congorilla of Space!, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #277
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 277
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • 3 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached.
    • Cover detached.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Duel for Earth, script by Jerry Siegel, art by George Papp; Superboy has to stop an alien invasion of Earth by agreeing to a duel. Tricksy humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Underwater Olympics!, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Ramona Fradon; Aquaman and Aqualad hold an underwater Olympics; Aquaman's team "loses" to prevent kryptonite discovery. The Man-Ape's Mercy Mission starring Congorilla, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #278
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 278
    • 1/4" tear at top edge of front cover.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Water damage.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Supergirl in Smallville!, script by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino; Supergirl flies to Superboy's time to see if she can protect her identity and prove to Superman she's ready to be revealed to the world. Ollie humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Janu of the Apes, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman; Janu borrows Congo Bill's ring. Playful Pop humor page by Phil Berube. Aqualad Goes To School!, art by Ramona Fradon. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #279
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 279
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • 1" spine split from top.
    • Brush marks on cover.
    • Water damage.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1397022014

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Superboy Visits the 50th Century, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Forte; Superboy visits the 50th century where everyone considers him to be just a legend. Little Pete humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Sacrifice of Congorilla, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman; Congorilla helps Wazumi earns the respect of the Maboli tribe. Little Pete humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Silly Sailors Of The Sea!, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Ramona Fradon. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #280
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 280
    • Water damage.
    • 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Oxidation.
    • 1 1/2" Spine split from bottom.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan. Superboy and the Mermaid from Atlantis, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Forte; Superboy meets Lori Lemaris as a teenager. House ad for Superman Annual #2. Seven Faces of Congorilla, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman; Dizziness makes Congorilla act out nursery rhyme. The Lost Ocean!, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Ramona Fradon; Aquaman and Aqualad help make TV movie Sea Chase after the two stars get the bends after diving to deep; Sea Chase is a parody of the TV series Sea Hunt. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #281
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 281
    • 1 1/2" spine split from top.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Centerfold detached. Cover detached at one staple.
    • 2 3/4" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple. Centerfold detached.
    • 2 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Staples added (not manufacturing).
    • Staples added (not manufacturing).
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    • Foxing.

    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, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #282
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 282
    • 1/2" Spine split from top. Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. 5th appearance Legion of Super-Heroes (intro Starboy) in Lana Lang and the Legion of Super-Heroes!, script by Otto Binder, art by George Papp; Lana uses Star Boy in an attempt to make Superboy jealous. One Hour to Doom!, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Ramona Fradon; Aquaman and Aqualad escape various one-hour-without-water traps. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #283
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 283
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. 1st appearance of the Phantom Zone in The Phantom Superboy, script by Robert Bernstein, art by George Papp; After Professor Lang finds a box of Kryptonian weapons, Superboy is accidentally projected into the Phantom Zone, the place where Kryptonian criminals were exiled. A Salute to Our American Indians public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily. The Lion with the Double Identity starring Congorilla, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman. Little Pete humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #285
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 285
    Auction opens January 25
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case
    • Label #0260577020

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Gravity Girl of Smallville!, script by Robert Bernstein, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye; Lana gets an anti-gravity belt. The Shame of the Bizarro Family!--Tales of the Bizarro World, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Bizarro Junior No. 1 is too smart. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #286
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 286

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Witch of Smallville, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Al Plastino; A witch terrorizes Smallville. Shorty humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Bizarro, Private Detective--Tales of the Bizarro World, script by Jerry Siegel, art by John Forte; Criminal makes pretty things on Bizarro World. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #287
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 287
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Moderate color touch. 1 1/2" cumulative spine split. Cover detached and centerfold detached at one staple. Glue at staples.
    • 1 3/4" spine split from top of comic.
    • Cover detached at both staples.
    • 3/4" Spine split from top.
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #0260577026

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. War of the Superboys, script by Jerry Siegel, art by George Papp; Bad boy Dev-Em escapes Krypton and arrives on Earth. Shorty humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 1st Bizarro Perry White and Jimmy Olsen in Jimmy Olsen's Kookie Scoops--Tales of the Bizarro World, script by Jerry Siegel, art by John Forte; Jimmy accidentally gets transported to the Bizarro World and tries to work for the Bizarro newspaper. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #288
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 288
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Standard, no notable issues
    • Label #48F866-001
    • 2" cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple. Centerfold detached.
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #0260884003

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Knave from Krypton, script by Jerry Siegel, art by George Papp; Dev-Em puts Superboy in Phantom Zone; takes his place and destroys his reputation. Homer humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Bizzaro's Secret Identity--Tales of the Bizarro World, script by Jerry Siegel, art by John Forte; Bizarro-Kyltpyzxm gives Bizarro Lois super powers and she adopts a secret identity. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #289
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 289
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • 3" cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.
    • 4" cumulative spine split. Cover detached. Water damage. Residue.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.17) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Cover oxidation.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.35) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    Auction opens January 25
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on back of case
    • Label #0260884002

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Legion cameo (statues) in Clark Kent's Super-Father starring Superboy, script by Robert Bernstein, art by George Papp; Jax-Ur poses as Super-Dad. Tricksy humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Bizarro's Amazing Buddies--Tales of the Bizarro World, script by Jerry Siegel, art by John Forte; Bizarro appears before Mary Shelley and inspires her classic novel; he meets Titano, but the people of Bizarro World believe he stole the idea from the King Kong movie. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #290
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 290
    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #1465453004
    • 2" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached. Centerfold detached.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.14) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Heavy cover oxidation.

    Last 10-cent cover-priced issue. Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. 9th appearance of the Legion of Super-Heroes in The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero!, script by Robert Bernstein, pencils by George Papp, inks by George Papp; A fake Sun Boy comes to Smallville asking Superboy's help in assembling a super-weapon; Meanwhile Tom Tanner, an escapee from reform school, takes over Clark Kent's identity. Ollie humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Invasion of the Bizarro World--Tales of the Bizarro World, script by Jerry Siegel, art by John Forte; The Bizarros celebrate when their world is invaded by animated Blue Kryptonite statues, until the invaders try to make it round again; Then war breaks out. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #291
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 291

    First 12-cent cover-priced issue. Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. Superboy's Romance with Cleopatra, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; When Superboy reveals he's in love with Cleopatra to ward of the teen age girls of Smallville, Prof Potter helpfully invents a time machine to bring her to the present. Shorty humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Peg humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Bizarro Perfect Crimes--Tales of the Bizarro World, script by Jerry Siegel, art by John Forte; Superman helps find Bizarro-Lois No. 1. Little Pete humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #295
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 295
    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #1465450002

    The Duel of the Superboys!, script by Bill Finger, art by George Papp. Peg humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Kookie Super-Ape--Tales of the Bizarro World, script by Jerry Siegel, art by John Forte; Bizzaro-Titano wrestles Bizzaro-Lois; 1st Bizarro Titano. Varsity Vic humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #296
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 296
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($0.93) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. Benjamin Franklin's Super-Reporter starring Superboy, art by Al Plastino; A 1773 newspaper causes the entire Kent family to time travel to colonial America. Private Pete humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Case of the Super-Looney Lawyer--Tales of the Bizarro World, script by Jerry Siegel, art by John Forte; Bizarro acts as Merry Pason. Warden Willis humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Little Pete humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #299
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 299
    Auction opens January 25
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #0260884001

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. 1st appearance of gold Kryptonite in the Superboy imaginary story The Unwanted Superbaby, script by Jerry Siegel, art by George Papp; After his powers are revealed, the military takes custody of baby Kal-El. Ollie humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Car 45, Get Lost!--Tales of the Bizarro World, script by Jerry Siegel, art by John Forte; Bizarro and Bizarro Jr come to Earth and join the Metropolis Police Force. Tricksy humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #300
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 300
    • 2" Spine split from top. Cover detached.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($7.50) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple, bottom staple secured to cover with tape.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.44) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    6 bids
    Current bid: $11.00
    Time left: 6d 1h 36m
    • Cover detached at both staples.

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. The Super-Planet of Clark Kent and Lana Lang, art by George Papp; Lana and Clark are accidentally transported to a strange world where Clark must make her think they both have superpowers in order to prevent her from guessing he's Superboy. House ad for Superman Annual #5. Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes series begins in The Face Behind the Lead Mask!, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by John Forte, Al Plastino (page 4 and some Superboy and Luthor heads only), inks by John Forte and Al Plastino; At a regular meeting of the Legion of Super-Heroes, the Legionnaires lose control of their powers; Mon-el joins the Legion. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.12.