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Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) comic books

  • Issue #401
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 401

    Cover pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Dick Giordano. The Frightened Supergirl, script and pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Jack Abel; Supergirl battles Nasthalthia and Lex Luthor in a dream sequence. In the Strange House starring Tracey Thompson, script and pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Frank Giacoia. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #402
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 402

    Cover pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Dick Giordano. Love Conquers All -- Even Supergirl!, script and pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Jack Abel; intro of Starfire, who battles Supergirl; Supergirl's off-and-on powers begin. Rat-Race starring Tracey Thompson, script and pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Tony DeZuniga. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #403
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 403

    68-page Giant G-81; Legion of Super-Heroes reprints. Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Murphy Anderson. The Stolen Super-Powers! (from Adventure 304), script by Jerry Siegel, art by John Forte; Saturn Girl tries to sacrifice herself as the Legionnaire predicted to die fighting Zaryan, but Lightning Lad dies instead. The Secret of the Mystery Legionnaire (from issue 305), script by Jerry Siegel, art by John Forte; Mon-El finally leaves the Phantom Zone and joins the Legion full-time. The Return of Lightning Lad! (from issue 308), script by Edmond Hamilton, art by John Forte. Part I: The Super Sacrifice of the Legionnaires! (from issue 312), script by Edmond Hamilton, art by John Forte. Part II: The Bravest Legionnaire! Special new features: Fashions from Fans presents alternate costumes suggested by fans (pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito) and a two-page Diagram of Legion Headquarters Complex. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #404
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 404

    Cover pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Dick Giordano. Super-Girl? starring Supergirl, Starfire, Derek Ames, and Dr. Kangle, script and pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Jack Abel; Supergirl battles Starfire. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #405
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 405

    Cover pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Dick Giordano. Starfire's Revenge! starring Supergirl, Starfire, Rodney Ames, Derek Ames, and Professor Kangle, script and pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Dick Giordano; Supergirl battles Starfire. A letter to the editor from Bob Rozakis. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #406
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 406
    • Paper: White
    • Label #095-AA-006

    Cover pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Dick Giordano. Suspicion, script and pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Jack Abel; Starfire and Nasthalia, Lex Luthor's niece, plan to raise an army of women and take over the world, but first Supergirl has to be neutralized!; Can Supergirl hold her own AND keep her identity secret?; Linda (Supergirl) Danvers graduates from Stanhope College and gets a TV crew job in San Francisco. Story continues in the next issue. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #408
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 408

    Cover pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Dick Giordano. The Face at the Window, script and pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Henry Scarpelli; Supergirl finds skeletons in the wall of an old mansion and unraveles the mystery they represent. Invasion of the Mer-Men, script and pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Dick Giordano; Supergirl incounters an under water mystery; continues next issue. Letter to the editor from Bob Rozakis. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #410
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 410

    48-page giant. Cover art by Bob Oksner. The Nature of the Beast starring Supergirl, Nasthalthia Luthor, and Mike Merrick, script by John Albano, pencils by Bob Oksner, inks by Vince Colletta. The Revolt of the Girl Legionnaires--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Jerry Siegel, art by John Forte. The Ruler Without a Planet starring Supergirl and Equila, script by John Albano, pencils by Bob Oksner, inks by Vince Colletta. Letter to the editor from cartoonist Jay Zilber. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #411
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 411

    48-page giant. Cover art by Bob Oksner. The Alien Among Us starring Supergirl, Nasthalthia Luthor, Johnny Drew, and Geoff Anderson, script by John Albano, art by Bob Oksner. The Weddings That Wrecked the Legion--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by John Forte, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. Warrior Shepherd, art by Carmine Infantino. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #412
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 412

    48-page giant. Cover art by Bob Oksner. The Battle For Survival starring Supergirl, Nasthalthia Luthor, Geoff Anderson, Johnny Drew, Glynix, Largyn, and Zogg, script by John Albano, pencils by Art Saaf, inks by Bob Oksner. I Was the Man With Animal Powers, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by George Roussos; Animal Man origin and 1st appearance reprinted from Strange Adventures 180. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #413
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 413

    48-page giant. Cover art by Bob Oksner. The Walking Bombs starring Supergirl, Robert Meekly, Geoff Anderson, and Johnny Drew, script by John Albano, pencils by Art Saaf, inks by Bob Oksner. Earth's Impossible Day starring Hawkman, script by Gardner Fox, art by Joe Kubert. Zatanna the Magician starring Zatanna, Jeffrey Sloane, Hawkman, the Elongated Man, Zatara, Batman, Green Lantern, Flash, and the Atom, script by Len Wein, art by Gray Morrow. The Robot Ghost starring Robotman. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #414
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 414

    48-page giant. Cover art by Bob Oksner. Vortex starring Supergirl, Geoff Anderson, Nasthalthia Luthor, Vortex, and Harry Porgus, script by Len Wein, art by Bob Oksner. The Tower of the Dead starring Zatanna, script by Len Wein, art by Gray Morrow. The Return of the Man with Animal Powers starring Animal Man, script by Dave Wood, art by Gil Kane; Following another encounter with invading aliens, Buddy Baker's animal powers are restored, which allows him to save the Earth. The Kidnapping starring Supergirl, script by John Albano, art by Bob Oksner. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #415
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 415

    48-page giant. Cover art by Bob Oksner. The Space Pirates starring Supergirl and Johnny Drew, script by John Albano, pencils by Win Mortimer, inks by Bob Oksner. A-Man -- the Hero With Animal Powers starring Animal Man, script by Dave Wood, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by George Roussos. Like a Death's-Head in the Sky starring Supergirl, script by Len Wein, art by Bob Oksner. Kill -- Or Be Killed starring Zatanna, script by Len Wein, art by Gray Morrow; Zatanna battles Allura. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #417
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 417

    48-page giant. Cover art by Bob Oksner. All Men Are But Slaves starring Supergirl, Johnny Drew, Dorothy Drew, and Narkrana, script by Steve Skeates, pencils by Bob Oksner and José Delbo, inks by Bob Oksner. The Flying Horse Swindle starring Shining Knight, script by Joe Samachson, art by Frank Frazetta. The Cop Killer starring Vigilante, script by Marv Wolfman (story) and Steve Skeates (dialogue), art by Gray Morrow. The Enchantress of Terror Castle starring the Enchantress, script by Bob Haney, pencils by Howard Purcell, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #419
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 419
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    • Paper: White
    • Pedigree: Rocky Mountain
    • Rocky Mountain.
    • Label #1013648004

    48-page giant. Cover art by Bob Oksner. The Thief Who Loved Supergirl, script by John Albano, pencils by Tony DeZuniga, inks by Bob Oksner. Circle of Doom Part Two starring Black Canary, script by Denny O'Neil, art by Alex Toth; Black Canary battles The Catwoman. A Nightmare Called Gorgonus! starring Zatanna and Gorgonus, script by Len Wein, art by Dick Giordano. Dead Man's Hand! starring the Phantom Stranger, script by John Broome, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Frank Giacoia. Beauty vs. the Beast starring Enchantress, script by Bob Haney, art by Jay Scott Pike. Letters to the editor from comics writers Paul Kupperberg and David Michelinie. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #420
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 420

    48-page giant. Cover art by Bob Oksner. And Death Shall Have No Dominion starring Supergirl, script by Raymond Marais (story) and Len Wein (dialogue), pencils by Tony DeZuniga, inks by Bob Oksner. Animal Man, Hero or Freak?, script by Dave Wood, art by Jack Sparling; Animal Man learns the various limitations of his powers as he pursues a gang of thieves. These Are the Star Men, script and pencils by Howard Purcell, inks by George Roussos. The Monster from Krypton starring Supergirl, script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #421
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 421

    Cover art by Bob Oksner. Demon Spawn, script by Marv Wolfman (story) and Steve Skeates (dialogue), pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Bob Oksner; Nightflame kidnaps Supergirl and transports the Maid of Might to face her own death wish; Upon her death, Supergirl's powers will then transfer to Nightflame. The Brave and the Broken, script by Steve Skeates, pencils by Win Mortimer, inks by Frank McLaughlin; Zatanna helps a detective with his lack of faith and courage. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #422
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 422

    Cover art by Bob Oksner. Pawn of Peace starring Supergirl, Geoff Anderson, Nasthalthia Luthor, Professor Zlotsky, and Professor Axel, script by Steve Skeates, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Bob Oksner. Rodeo of Death western story, starring Vigilante, Pappy Simms, and Phoenix Simms, script by Bill Meredith, art by Gray Morrow. Letter from comic writer Mike W. Barr. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #423
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 423

    Cover art by Bob Oksner. Treachery! starring Supergirl and the Justice League Justice League of America (Superman, Flash, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Aquaman, The Atom, Hawkman, Batman, and Black Canary), script by E. Nelson Bridwell (plot) and John Albano (dialogue), pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Bob Oksner; Supergirl believes Superman to be a traitor. Ad for the never-released Laurel and Hardy digest. Letters from Greg Potter and Bob Rozakis. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #424
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 424
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #2075371020

    Cover art by Bob Oksner. Crypt of the Frozen Graves starring Supergirl, Geoff Anderson, Nasthalthia Luthor, and Bruce Ryan, script by Steve Skeates, pencils by Tony DeZuniga, inks by Bob Oksner; Supergirl tracks down the Frisco Syndicate. The Invasion, art by Don Heck; a story about alien invaders. Series continues in Supergirl #1. The next issue of AdventureComics changes format. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #425
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 425
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
    • From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.

    Cover art by Michael Kaluta. The Wings of Jealous Gods, script by Lynn Marron, art by Alex Toth. Prior Warning. Sword of the Dead, script and art by Gil Kane. Origin of the Carib pirate in the 1850s, script by Robert Kanigher, art by Alex Nino. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #426
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 426

    Cover art by Dick Giordano. Untitled Adventurers' Club story, script by John Albano, art by Jim Aparo. Snow-White Death! starring Vigilante, script by Cary Bates, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Dick Giordano; The Vigilante saves a reformed drug addict from a druggie mob that wants to kill her. God of Vengeance starring Captain Fear, script by Robert Kanigher, art by Alex Nino. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #427
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 427
    • Water damage.

    Cover art by Luis Dominguez. The Voodoo Lizards! starring the Adventurer's Club, script by John Albano, art by Jim Aparo; Mr. Carter relates his unusual adventure in order to be inaugurated into the Adventurer's Club. The Slaying Town! starring The Vigilante, script by Cary Bates, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Dick Giordano; Wade Preston, actor, is framed for a murder; Vigilante helps out. His Daughter's Keeper! starring Captain Fear, script by Steve Skeates, art by Alex Nino. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #428
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 428
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1392169001
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    • Label #0296214010
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Scratch on front of case; Scratch on back of case; Top edge label strip loose
    • Label #1263264004
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    • Cover oxidation.
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    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.80) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($2.07) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #1351042009

    1st appearance of Black Orchid. Cover art by Bob Oksner. Untitled Black Orchid story, script by Sheldon Mayer, art by Tony DeZuniga; introduction of Black Orchid. The Ghosts on the Glasses starring Dr. 13, the Ghost Breaker, script by Steve Skeates, art by Tony DeZuniga. Mr. Randolf mysteriously dies; Dr. 13 investigates. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #429
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 429
    • 1 1/2" Spine split from top.

    Cover art by Bob Oksner. Challenge to the Black Orchid, script by Sheldon Mayer, art by Tony DeZuñiga; A modern-day pirate tries to uncoverthe Black Orchids secret identity. Pirate's Revenge starring Captain Fear, script by Steve Skeates, art by Alex Niño. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #430
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 430
    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #0147835008

    Cover art by Bob Oksner. The Anger of the Black Orchid starring Black Orchid, script by Sheldon Mayer, art by Tony DeZuniga; The Black Orchid tries to get a loan shark to repay extorted money. Whick! Whock! Whick! Whock! starring the Adventurers' Club, script by Arnold Drake, art by Luis Dominguez. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #431
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 431
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    • Label #0010723005
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    • Label #1246311007

    Cover art by Jim Aparo. The Wrath of... the Spectre, script by Michael Fleisher and Russell Carley, art by Jim Aparo; Jim Corrigan arrives on the scene of a crime in which an armored car has been held up and the guards shot to death; When he learns that even a member of the gang was shot to death by his own men, it is the Spectre who decides to track down the gang members one by one and exact justice. Is a Snerl Human?, script by Sheldon Mayer, art by Alex Toth. Letter to the editor from Mike Tiefenbacher. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #432
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 432

    Cover art by Jim Aparo. The Anguish of... the Spectre, script by Michael Fleisher and Russell Carley (art continuity), art by Jim Aparo; The Spectre hunts down the vicious killers of businessman Adrian Sterling and discovers the main culprit is the Vice-President of the company. Night of the Slaves starring Captain Fear, script by Steve Skeates, art by Alex Nino. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #433
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 433
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #0768035020

    Cover art by Jim Aparo. The Swami and... the Spectre, script by Michael Fleisher and Russell Carley (art continuity), art by Jim Aparo; Lt. Corrigan begins to investigate the murder of a construction engineer, whose wife is being bilked by a phony swami; However, problems arise when Gwen steps in and discloses to the swami that the policeman is actually the Spectre. Revolt and Revenge! starring Captain Fear, script by Steve Skeates, art by Alex Niño. Letter to the editor from comic artist Paul Kupperberg. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #434
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 434
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack; Scratch on back of case; Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #0088074007
    • Staple rust.

    Cover art by Jim Aparo. The Nightmare Dummies and... the Spectre, script by Michael Fleisher and Russell Carley (script continuity), pencils by Frank Thorne, inks by Jim Aparo; A crafty and evil mannikin maker unleashes a reign of terror upon the city as mannikins literally come to life, killing all in sight. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #435
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 435

    Cover art by Jim Aparo. The Man Who Stalked the Spectre, script by Michael Fleisher and Russell Carley, art by Jim Aparo; A freelance writer for Newsbeat Magazine is intrigued by all of the weird deaths of criminals in the city and is convinced some unearthly being is responsible for it, so he decides to track this being down. As the Undersea City Sleeps starring Aquaman, script by Steve Skeates, art by Mike Grell. Letter to the editor from comic art historian Arlen Schumer. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #436
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 436

    Last 20-cent cover priced issue. Cover art by Jim Aparo. The Gasmen and... the Spectre, script by Michael Fleisher and Russell Carley, art by Jim Aparo; Lt. Corrigan investigates the deaths of patrons at a local car show by lethal gas, such as that used in World War I, not realizing that this mass killing is a part of "Operation Green Cloud," a demonstration to city officials who are being asked to cough up $1 billion or risk more guerilla attacks! The King is Dead; Long Live the King!, script by Steve Skeates, art by Mike Grell; Aquaman fights Black Manta. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #437
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 437
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    • Paper: White
    • Label #0749464011

    First 25-cent cover priced issue. Cover art by Jim Aparo. The Human Bombs and... the Spectre, script by Michael Fleisher and Russell Carley (script continuity), pencils by Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua], inks by Jim Aparo; The Spectre must combat an evil scientist who has created a Hypno-Wheel, an invention that puts prominent people into a state of hypnosis, and whom he uses as human bombs to commit bank robberies. A Quiet Day in Atlantis starring Aquaman, script by Paul Levitz, art by Mike Grell. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #438
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 438
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1108735022

    Cover art by Jim Aparo. The Spectre Haunts the Museum of Fear, script by Michael Fleisher, pencils by Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua], inks by Jim Aparo; The Ghostly Guardian must halt the insane activities of the curator of the Museum of Natural History, who, in his spare time, has specific occupational people kidnapped and brought to the museum, where he treats the bodies for "special exhibits" he has constructed in the basement of the facility. Land of Magic starring the Seven Soldiers of Victory, script by Joe Samachson, pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Tex Blaisdell. Knight After Knight starring Shining Knight, script by Joe Samachson, art by Howard Chaykin. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #439
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 439

    Cover art by Jim Aparo. The Voice That Doomed... the Spectre, script by Michael Fleisher, art by Jim Aparo; After the Spectre concludes a grim case involving terrorists, his alter-ego has a long discussion with Gwen, and, that evening, Jim prays that his mission as the Spectre be ended and he be granted life again; The next day he discovers, when confronting some criminals, that his wish has been granted......and it nearly costs him his life! Father Time's Inn! starring Green Arrow and Speedy, script by Joe Samachson, art by Lee Elias. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #440
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 440

    Cover art by Jim Aparo. The Second Death of the... Spectre, script by Michael Fleisher, art by Jim Aparo; the Spectre battles hoods "Ducky" McLaren, Mitch, Mugsy, and Al. Kings Make a Full House starring the Crimson Avenger and Wing, script by Joe Samachson, art by Mike Grell. Letter from Jo Duffy. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #441
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 441

    Cover art by Jim Aparo. The Pirate Who Plundered Atlantis starring Aquaman, script by Paul Levitz and David Michelinie (additional dialogue), art by Jim Aparo; a pirate named Captain Demo attacks Atlantis and battles Aquaman. Dead End Animals starring the Star Spangled Kid and Stripsey, script by Joe Samachson, art by Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua]. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #442
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 442

    Cover art by Jim Aparo. H Is for Holocaust starring Aquaman, script by Paul Levitz (1st half of dialogue); and Gerry Conway (2nd half of dialogue), art by Jim Aparo; a terrorist group called the New Order attacks a cargo ship holding radioactive material; a faction of Atlantean politicians protests Aquamans rule. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #443
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 443

    Last 25-cent cover priced issue. Cover art by Jim Aparo. The Dolphin Connection, script by Paul Levitz (plot) and David Michelinie (script), art by Jim Aparo; Aquaman encounters a heroin-smuggling operation that uses dolphins as couriers; Aquaman battles the Fisherman. Confrontation starring the Seven Soldiers of Victory, script by Joe Samachson, pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Tex Blaisdell. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #444
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 444

    "And Death Bofore Dishonor" First 30-cent cover priced issue. Cover art by Jim Aparo. And Death Before Dishonor, script by Paul Levitz and Gerry Conway (dialogue, second half), art by Jim Aparol; Aquaman battles Karshon and Ocean Master. Aquafamily, art by Jim Aparo; panels from other stories. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #445
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 445

    Cover art by Jim Aparo. Toxxin's Raiders, script by Paul Levitz (plot) and David Michelinie (script), art by Jim Aparo; emissaries of Toxxin, a high priest of an underwater village, abduct Aquaman and Mera; Aquaman battles a plant creature called Krakor. Deadly Medicine starring the Creeper, script by Martin Pasko, pencils by Ric Estrada, inks by Joe Staton. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #446
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 446

    Cover art by Jim Aparo. The Manta-Ray Means Murder! starring Aquaman, Black Manta, Mera, Aquagirl, Aquababy, Topo, and Robin [Dick Grayson], script by Paul Levitz (plot) and Martin Pasko (script), art by Jim Aparo; Aquaman battles Black Manta. Mind Over Murder starring the Creeper, script by Martin Pasko, pencils by Ric Estrada, inks by Joe Staton. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #447
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 447

    Cover art by Jim Aparo. Prelude to Armageddon starring Aquaman, Black Manta, The Fisherman, Karshon [The Shark], Mera, Aquababy, Topo, Aqualad, and Aquagirl, script by Paul Levitz (plot) and Martin Pasko (script), art by Jim Aparo; Aquaman battles Karshon, Black Manta, and The Fisherman. Death Walk starring the Creeper, script by Martin Pasko, pencils by Ric Estrada, inks by Joe Staton. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #448
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 448

    Cover art by Jim Aparo. Crown, Crisis and Cataclysm starring Aquaman, Black Manta, Aqualad, Aquagirl, Mera, Aquababy, Karshon [The Shark], Dr. Vulko, Mupo, and Aquaboy's father and mother, script by Paul Levitz (plot) and Martin Pasko (script), art by Jim Aparo; Aquaman battles Black Manta and Karshon, who is revealed as The Shark (a Green Lantern villain). 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #449
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 449

    Cover art by Jim Aparo. The Menace of the Marine Marauder starring Aquaman, script by Steve Skeates, art by Jim Aparo; The Marine Marauder steals a shipment of swine-flu vaccine to blackmail Europe; Flash cameo. Ad for Hostess Cup Cakes starring Batman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. Mission Catch a Killer starring the Manhunter from Mars, script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Michael Netzer [as Mike Nasser], inks by Terry Austin; When Re'es Eda is killed, J'onn J'onzz believes his killer came from Earth and is a fellow Justice League member. J'onn J'onzz leaves for Earth and is followed by N'or Cott. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #450
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 450

    "The Watery War of the Weather Wizard" Script by David Michelinie, art by Jim Aparo. Aquaman battles Weather Wizard, who usually tangles with the Flash. "Return to Destiny" Starring the Manhunter from Mars and Supergirl. Script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Michael Netzer [as Mike Nasser], inks by Terry Austin. Cover art by Jim Aparo. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #452LOC
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 452LOC

    Legion of Collectors Variant. May or may not be polybagged. Cover by Adam Archer. Dark Destiny, Deadly Dreams, script by David Michelinie, art by Jim Aparo; Black Manta forces Aquaman and Aqualad to battle in the arena for the life of Aquababy. Promo for Superboy taking over the spot in Adventure Comics and Aquaman moving to his own title. Hostess ad starring Batman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. 36 Pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #453
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 453

    Superboy takes over the title. Cover price by Kurt Schaffenberger. You Too Can Be a Super-Hero, script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by John Calnan, inks by Murphy Anderson; a mystery girl replaces Superboy; Barbara Gordon as Mighty Girl guest-stars. Aqualad--Who is Thy Father?, script by Paul Kupperberg, pencils by Carl Potts, inks by Joe Rubinstein. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #454
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 454
    • Discounted from $2.00.
    • Discounted from $2.00.
    • Discounted from $2.00.
    • Discounted from $2.00.

    Cover pencils by Al Milgrom, inks by Jack Abel. How Green Is My Home Town? starring Superboy, Lex Luthor; the Kryptonite Kid (origin), Pete Ross, Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent, and Martha Kent, script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Juan Ortiz, inks by Vince Colletta; Superboy battles the Kryptonite Kid. Sins of the Father starring Aqualad, The Idylists, Thoran, and Sett, script by Paul Kupperberg, pencils by Carl Potts, inks by Dick Giordano. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #455
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 455

    Cover pencils by Al Milgrom, inks by Jack Abel. I Can't Go Home Again starring Superboy, the Kryptonite Kid, Lex Luthor, Pete Ross, Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, and Police chief Parker, script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Juan Ortiz, inks by Vince Colletta; while Superboy is away, Luthor takes over Smallville. Legacy starring Aqualad and The Idylists, script by Paul Kupperberg, pencils by Carl Potts, inks by Dick Giordano. 32 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #456
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 456
    • Discounted from $2.00.
    • Discounted from $2.00.
    • Discounted from $2.00.
    • Discounted from $2.00.
    • Discounted from $2.00.

    Cover pencils by Al Milgrom, inks by Jack Abel. This Power...This Responsibility, script by David Michelinie, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Jack Abel; a pair of alienthought explorers test Superboy by sending illusionary attackers after him. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #456SURVEY
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 456SURVEY

    DC Comic Questionnaire Insert Variant. This variant of Adventure Comics #456 contains a 4-page, 6.75-in. x 8.5-in., bound in DC customer survey form. Otherwise, the comic is identical to ordinary copies. No info is available as to how many copies of this issue or other May cover-dated issues contained the survey. However, survey copies almost never turn up so distribution of this variant type must have been very limited.
    Cover pencils by Al Milgrom, inks by Jack Abel. This Power...This Responsibility, script by David Michelinie, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Jack Abel; a pair of alienthought explorers test Superboy by sending illusionary attackers after him. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #457
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 457

    Cover art by Al Milgrom. A Fire Within, script by David Michelinie, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Jack Abel; Superboys left side begins to fade away, and he gets weaker; Lester Wallace starts campaign of hate against Superboy because hes an alien. The Symbiont Syndrome starring Eclipso, script by Len Wein, pencils by Joe Orlando, inks by Frank Giacoia. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #458
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 458

    Last 35-cent cover price issue. Last Superboy issue. Cover pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Jack Abel. The Superboy Who Wasn't, script by David Michelinie, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Jack Abel; Superboys earthly parents, who are under the control of Lester Wallace, attack him. Series continues in Superman Family #191. He Who Survives--! starring Eclipso, script by Len Wein, pencils by Joe Orlando, inks by Bob Layton. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #459
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 459

    Change to dollar format. The Crimson Comets of Fallville High starring Flash, script by Cary Bates, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Frank Mclaughlin. Murder Haunts the Midway starring Deadman, script by Len Wein, art by Jim Aparo. The Call of the Cosmos starring Green Lantern, script by Cary Burkett, art by Joe Staton. Climax of Chaos starring the New Gods, script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Augie Scotto; Story continues from New Gods #19. The Case of the Fortune Cookie Fortune starring the Elongated Man, script by Len Wein, Paul Levitz, Mike Gold, Ann Delary-Gold, and Steve Mitchell, pencils by George Ruppert, inks by Bruce Patterson. The Shark's Dark Demand starring Wonder Woman, script by Jack C. Harris, pencils by Jack Abel, inks by Frank Giacoia. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #460
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 460

    "A Nightmare to Remember" Starring Flash (Barry), Flash (Jay), and the Wizard. Script by Cary Bates, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Frank Mclaughlin. "The Canvas Inferno" Starring Deadman. Script by Len Wein, art by Jim Aparo. "Pursuit to Eternity" Starring the New Gods. Script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Augie Scotto. "The Hunt" Starring Aquaman. Script by Paul Kupperberg, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Dan Adkins. Series continues from Aquaman #63. "Deadly Song of the Wizard" Starring Green Lantern. Script by Cary Burkett, art by Joe Staton. "The Quest For the Stolen Soul" Starring Wonder Woman. Script by Jack C. Harris, art by Jack Abel. Continued from Wonder Woman #248. Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Dick Giordano. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.00.