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    Auction Item: 3 Famous Flying Marvels (1945) 0 VG+ 4.5

    Starts Nov 4

    Punch-out kit for three flying models. 9-in. x 12-in. 8 Fold-out Pages Full Color. Cover price $0.25.

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    Published Jul 1955 by EC.

    Auction Item: Aces High (1955 EC) 3 GD+ 2.5

    • Staple rust with migration. 1" spine split from the top. Water damage, light mold.
    Starts Oct 21

    Cover art by George Evans. The Rules, art by George Evans; Lt. Dale is a great pilot, but refuses to honor the code of decency that has been observed between American and German pilots during WWI; When he finally goes too far, the Germans put an end to his ways. The Spy, art by Bernie Krigstein; Someone is spying on the 17th Aero Squadron. The men become convinced it is Lt. Klaus Ritter, and American of German descent. Greasemonkey, art by Wally Wood; Sgt Warner is a lowly grease monkey after washing out of flight training when a horrible accident kills his best friend. The Case of Champagne, art by Jack Davis. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    Published Nov 1955 by EC.

    Auction Item: Aces High (1955 EC) 5 GD+ 2.5

    • Staple rust with migration. 1" spine split from the top. Water damage, light mold.
    Starts Oct 21

    Cover art by George Evans. C'est La Guerre, art by George Evans; An American flight group roll dice to decide who will go on a suicide mission, and the French Captain cannot understand the Americans. Airman Unknown text story. Iron Man, art by Jack Davis; Fred Allison believes he can't be shot down. Spads Were Trump, script by Carl Wessler, art by Bernie Krigstein; Lt. Muller is the best ace in the group, but he seems to be afraid of the German ace named the Red Eagle. Ordeal, art by Wally Wood; Lieutenant Stoner, an experienced pilot, must do the one thing that scares him. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    Published Sep 1940 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 28 GD 2.0

    • Cover detached at one staple. Oxidation. Paper tape along spine.
    Starts Jan 6

    Superman, Pep Morgan, Black Pirate (art by Sheldon Moldoff), Three Aces, Tex Thompson (art by Bernard Baily), Clip Carson (art by Moldoff), and Zatara (art by Fred Guardineer). Full-page ads for Superman # 6 and Supermen of America fan club. Half-page ads for New York World's Fair Comics (1940), the Superman radio show, and All Star Comics # 1 and Mutt & Jeff (# 2?). Cover price $0.10.

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    Tags: Superman
    Published Sep 1946 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 100 Coverless 0.3

    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold and part of first page missing, affects art and story.
    Starts Oct 21

    Cover art by Wayne Boring and Ed Dobrotka. The Sleuth Who Never Failed starring Superman, script by Alvin Schwartz, art by Ira Yarbrough. The Rhyming Horse starring Hayfoot Henry, script by Al Schwartz, art by Stan Kaye. The Case of the Captive Seals starring Congo Bill, art by Fred Ray. The Book That Was Too Real starring Vigilante, script by Don Cameron, inks by George Roussos. Magic--Past or Present starring Zatara, script by Don Cameron, art by W. F. White. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 202 GD/VG 3.0

    Starts Oct 21

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Don't Give Fire A Place to Start public service announcement starring Superboy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. Superboy City, U.S.A.!, script by Otto Binder, art by John Sikela; When a city decides to name itself after Superboy, he mysteriously destroys all the statues they build of him. The Human Hot-Rodders starring Johnny Quick, script by Otto Binder, art by Hy Mankin. Menace of the Freak Fish starring Aquaman, art by Ralph Mayo. Channel C-R-I-M-E starring Green Arrow, script by Otto Binder, art by George Papp. 44 pages. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 204 GD/VG 3.0

    • Cover detached at one staple.
    Starts Oct 28

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Work Can Be Fun public service announcement starring Buzzy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. The Super Brat of Smallville, script by Otto Binder, art by John Sikela; Bradley Ashton causes trouble for Superboy. The Lagoon of Doom starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. Jimmy Olsen #1 ad, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Supergram the Superman Puzzle Game. Johnny Quick, King of Comedy, art by Ralph Mayo. Varsity Vic humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Amazing Arrowthon starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 44 pages. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 213 VG- 3.5

    • Cover detached at one staple, 1" cumulative spine split.
    Starts Jan 6

    Cover art by John Sikela. The Junior Jury of Smallville starring Superboy, art by John Sikela; Student Wayne Wright tries to prove he is innocent of stealing a valuable rock from the geology classroom. The Airborne Archers starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. The Court-Martial of Moby Dick II starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 14 VG 4.0

    Starts Oct 28

    Cover art by Ogden Whitney. Land of the Zombies, art by Edvard Moritz. The Haunted Morgue, art by Emil Gershwin. Double Doom, art by Charlie Sultan. The Face In the Moonstone, pencils by Charlie Sultan; Scientist Van and his fiancee Lorna travel to an old abbey in France on a scientific expedition, where they encounter Lilith, the ancient Queen of Darkness. The Werewolf Strikes, script by Charles Spain Verral, art by Bill Ely. 52 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Airboy Comics Vol. 08 (1951 Hillman) 11 VG 4.0

    • Water damage.
    Starts Oct 21

    Cover by Ernest Schroeder. Stories and art by Ernest Schroeder and others. One of the more fanciful and influential of 1940s aviator heroes, Airboy fights evil with his radio-controlled plane "Birdie" and its plethora of experimental flying tech. Sometimes listed as Airboy Comics #94. No issue # on cover; Vol. 8, issue #11 in indicia. In London, Airboy seeks the secret of a dead man's pocket watch that others are willing to kill for. The appearance of both The Heap and a sea-serpent egg in an Irish coastal village plays into a squire's plot to plunder a sunken treasure. The true story of Cal Rodgers, who made the first transcontinental airplane flight across the U.S. in 1911. Airboy; The Heap; Calico Jack; The Kid in the Yellow Pants; Great Boat Ride; Cross Country Columbus. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Airboy Comics Vol. 09 (1952 Hillman) 1 GD 2.0

    • 3" cumulative spine split.
    Starts Oct 21

    Cover by Ernest Schroeder. Stories and art by Ernest Schroeder and others. One of the more fanciful and influential of 1940s aviator heroes, Airboy fights evil with his radio-controlled plane "Birdie" and its plethora of experimental flying tech. Sometimes listed as Airboy Comics #96. No issue # on cover; Vol. 9, issue #1 in indicia. Airboy becomes a Jetboy when he gives Birdie jet power (then a new technology) to pursue the Flying Spartans. A former prince, now a mere clerk in the hotel that was his castle, forms a murderous plot to regain power and draws the attention of The Heap. A hunter is stalked by a tiger in the Indian jungle. Airboy; The Heap; The Outsider; The Man With the Nitro; Chin Grass; The Glass Planters; The Pursuer; Casey of Blarney. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Airboy Comics Vol. 09 (1952 Hillman) 10 VG/FN 5.0

    Starts Oct 21

    Cover by Ernest Schroeder. Stories and art by Ernest Schroeder and others. One of the more fanciful and influential of 1940s aviator heroes, Airboy fights evil with his radio-controlled plane "Birdie" and its plethora of experimental flying tech. Sometimes listed as Airboy Comics #105. No issue # on cover; Vol. 9, issue #10 in indicia. Alien refugees from an interstellar war seek help from Earth and Airboy. The Heap intervenes when a warlord tries to turn a Japanese village's mechanical dragon to evil purposes. The story of the very first college football game. Airboy; The Heap; Sport Tabs; The Black Wingman; Balaklava Road Call; The First College Football Game. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Airboy Comics Vol. 10 (1953 Hillman) 2 VG/FN 5.0

    Starts Oct 21

    Cover by Ernest Schroeder. Stories and art by Ernest Schroeder and others. One of the more fanciful and influential of 1940s aviator heroes, Airboy fights evil with his radio-controlled plane "Birdie" and its plethora of experimental flying tech. Sometimes listed as Airboy Comics #109. No issue # on cover; Vol. 10, issue #2 in indicia. Airboy is captured by his old foe Keller and forced to participate in visually impressive aerial battles between Flying Dragon Ships. Only The Heap can help after a casino collapses into a sinkhole, trapping the hapless gamblers. A famed rabbit hunter runs afoul of native spiritual traditions in Haiti and meets a horrifying fate. Airboy; The Heap; Rabbit at the Door; Seven Bullets; The Bear Slayer. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: All-Select Comics (1943) 8 PR 0.5

    • Interior is complete. Large piece of front cover missing.
    Starts Jan 6

    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. The China Wall Mystery starring Captain America, pencils by Vince Alascia, inks by Al Bellman; Steve Rogers and Bucky are stationed at the Great Wall of China when they come across a Jap plot to bypass Chinese garrisons by using hollowed out interior tunnels within the wall; Cap and Bucky meet a mysterious old Chinese man who gives them aid against the Japanese troops. Death Cargo starring Human Torch, pencils by Al Bellman, inks by Jack Binder. Air Base starring Jap Buster Johnson, pencils by Al Bellman, inks by Don Rico. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Archie's Pals 'n' Gals (1955) 2 PR 0.5

    • INCOMPLETE. First page missing, affects art and story.
    Starts Oct 28

    "Wax Works"; Veronica thinks Archie is very low brow after criticizing her classical records. "A Current Love"; Betty and Reggie try to get Archie and Veronica to themselves by using the baseball game to get Archie away from Veronica so Reggie can move in. "Old Soldiers Never Die!"; Mr. Weatherbee gets a letter from the draft board to report for a physical. "Pop's Prize Surprise"; Archie enters his mother into a Mother of the Year contest with a trip to Bermuda for the winner. "Battle Up"; Veronica picks a fight with Archie because it's fun making up afterwards. "Beaux 'n' Arrows" text story. "Mantle of the Majors"; Reggie keeps bragging about his baseball skills when Jughead insults him. "No Ifs, Ands or Boats!"; Jughead and Archie build a boat and take it out onto the water but at first it takes on water and then after fixing that problem Archie crashes it into a garbage scow. "Wrong Whey"; Jughead is babysitting a girl for the afternoon and Archie asks if he could borrow some money since he's getting paid for it. "Dance Bait"; When Betty tells Reggie that Archie and Veronica had a quarrel he runs over to her house to take advantage of the situation. "Suit--Yourself"; A department store is having an event at the school to give new outfits to the best dressed students and faculty. "Reggie Makes History"; Mr. Weatherbee promises to prevent Reggie from going to the school dance unless he passes a history test. "Moose Taken Identity"; Midge is tired of Moose's jealousy ruining her life. "Confidentially It Shrinks"; Archie and the gang watch a film on black magic and shrinking heads. "Short but Sweet"; Betty buys a cheap dress and Veronica says it's too cheap and it won't last. "The Dumb Clock"; Archie is late for class and Mr. Weatherbee calls him into his office. "Swollen Profits"; Business has been slow for Pop Tate so Jughead suggests a gimmick to bring people in. "All Unstrung"; The guys are using yo-yos and the girls tell them it's childish but then take the yo-yos and do their own tricks. "Allergy for Algy"; Veronica sends a letter writing about Algernon the 5th, a champion boxer who she's wild about and has become inseparable from. 100 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Item #49895166
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    Auction Item: Attack on Planet Mars (1951) 1 GD- 1.8

    • 4" spine split from the top.
    Starts Oct 21

    Art by Wally Wood, Vince Alascia, Carmine Infantino and Joe Kubert. Cover by Gene Fawcette. An unacknowledged adaptation of Ray Cummings' vintage science fiction novel "Tarrano the Conqueror. The leaders of Earth, Venus and Mars are assassinated by a mysterious being known only as Tarrano. A reporter and a scientists beautiful daughter undertake a desperate race to the North Pole to find the answers. Tarrano Strikes; Princess of the Electronized Tower; Space-Thief; Fugitives From The Warlord; Welcome Home; Attack On Mars; It Roams These Hills. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Tags: Batman
    Published Aug 1955 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 93 GD+ 2.5

    Starts Jan 6

    Cover by Win Mortimer. "Journey To the Top of the World!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; Batman and Robin are informed of the loss of valuable microfilm atop Mount K-4, which reveals the names of many members of an international crime cartel. Trixy the Puzzle Monkey activity page. "Batman, Baby-Sitter!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; Unexpectedly, Bruces' cousin Jane drops off her child for him to care for, and Bruce is forced to not only care for the child, but to fight crime as well! One-page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "They Spot the Phony Gems" text story by Jack Miller. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Caveman Batman," script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; An amazing find by a noted scientist, showing dinosaur and man together, threatens that scientist's reputation until the Dynamic Duo go back in time to prove it true. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #49830650
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    Tags: Batman
    Published Sep 1955 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 94 FR 1.0

    • Cover detached. 6.5" cumulative spine split. Lateral spine tears.
    Starts Oct 21

    Cover by Win Mortimer. "The Sign of the Bat!", pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Unable to get the evidence he needs to convict hoodlum Marstin, Batman devises a plan to make sure that Marstin and his gang see the famed but dreaded bat symbol each time they try to commit a crime…a plan which eventually allows the Caped Crusaders to nab the felon. Is Pike's Peak (14,110 ft. elevation) Quick Quiz by H. T. Elmo. "The New Batman!", pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Stan Kaye; While cleaning up the Bat-Cave one day, Alfred is accidently struck on the head; He awakens, believing that he is the Batman, and he dresses for the role. Half-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. 2/3-page Hollywood Ha-lights story by Harry Lampert. "Booby-Traps for Burglars" text story by Jack Miller. "Mystery of the Sky Museum!", script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; The Dynamic Duo fly out to the famed Sky Museum to talk with the curator about a problem he has been having and they find the man struggling to keep an old air relic in the sky; The mystery deepens when a series of attempts on Batman and Robin's lives occur using vintage aircraft against them! 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Published Feb 1949 by DC.

    Auction Item: Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 23 GD+ 2.5

    • Cover detached. Oxidation. 2" cumulative spine split.
    Starts Oct 21

    Cover by Reed Crandall. Featuring: 12 page Blackhawk story "The Schemes of Boorn" drawn by Reed Crandall; 11 page Blackhawk story "The Gila" drawn by Bill Ward; 8 page Chop Chop story "The Insidious Dr. Wo Fang" drawn by Bill Ward; 2 page text story "Piracy, Modern Style"; 14 page Blackhawk story "The Flying Pirates of Captain Harpy" drawn by Reed Crandall. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #48332965
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    Published Jun 1949 by DC.

    Auction Item: Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 25 CGC 6.0

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Canadian Edition.
    • Label #2003005003
    Starts Jan 6

    Cover by Reed Crandall. Featuring: 11 page Blackhawk story "Blackhawk Against Blackhawk" drawn by Reed Crandall; 8 page Chop Chop story "Charley Chop and the Green Dragon" drawn by Bill Ward; 1 page Burp the Twerp story "Volcanic Weekend" by Jack Cole; 2 page text story "Beacon Trap"; 10 page Blackhawk story "Polito, Master Schemer" drawn by Bill Ward. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #49707015
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    Published Oct 1951 by DC.

    Auction Item: Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 45 VG+ 4.5

    Starts Jan 6

    Cover by Reed Crandall. Featuring: 10 page Blackhawk story "The Island of Death" pencilled by Reed Crandall; 5 page Chop Chop story "Super's Super Market" drawn by Paul Gustavson; 8 page Blackhawk story "The Unholy Three" drawn by Bill Ward; 1 page text story "Voice of the Idol"; 7 page Blackhawk story "The Invisible Men" drawn by Bill Ward (?). Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 34 CGC 6.0

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case; Other - see grading notes
    • Chipping to bottom left corner bracket.
    • Label #2032305014
    Starts Oct 28
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    Auction Item: Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 55 VG 4.0

    • Cover oxidation.
    Starts Nov 18

    "Captain Marvel and the Endless String," "Captain Marvel Fights the Gorgon's Curse," "Captain Marvel and the Crime Egotist of Columbus, Ohio," "Captain Marvel and the Furious Five Minutes," and "Captain Marvel and the Hobo Newscast." Also: "Capt. Kid Gets the Horse Laugh." Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Captain Marvel Jr. (1942) 48 VG- 3.5

    Starts Jan 6
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    Auction Item: Classics Illustrated 033 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1947) 4A GD+ 2.5

    • Centerfold detached.
    Starts Oct 21

    Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 4th Printing, Line Drawing Cover. 15 cent price, 4A has Kiefers name on cover. (HRN 89). Cover price $0.15.

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    Auction Item: Classics Illustrated 045 Tom Brown's School Days (1948) 1 VG/FN 5.0

    Starts Oct 28

    Tom Brown's School Days, 1st Printing, Line Drawing Cover. (HRN 44, 1/48). Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Classics Illustrated 105 From the Earth to the Moon (1953) 1 VG+ 4.5

    • Cover oxidation. No bottom staple (manufacturing).
    Starts Oct 21

    From the Earth to the Moon, 1st Printing, Painted Cover. (HRN 106, with 3/53 date). Cover price $0.15.

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    Auction Item: Classics Illustrated 111 The Talisman (1953) 1 VG/FN 5.0

    Starts Oct 21

    The Talisman, 1st Printing, Painted Cover. Art by H.C. Kiefer. (HRN 112, with 9/53 date). Cover price $0.15.

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    Auction Item: Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 27 VG- 3.5

    • Centerfold detached at single center staple.
    Starts Jan 6

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Dick Wood, Jack Alderman, Sam Burlockoff, Norman Maurer, Alan Mandel, Bob Wood, Dick Briefer and Charles Biro. The title that launched the crime comics genre, Crime Does Not Pay was noted for its violent pre-Code content and lurid tales of underworld life. The story of notorious real-life gunman Pretty Boy Floyd. An angel frees a wrongly convicted man from Hell, and he becomes the skull-faced Mr. Destin while tracking down the real killer. Crack marksman Marty Durkin uses his sharpshooting skills to aid his career in crime. Crime Kings: Pretty Boy Floyd; The Dead-Eye Romeo; Thisll Kill You; The Strange Saga of Rafael Red Lopez; Two-Legged Rats: Dimiran the Demon; Cut-Throat Cassie; The Weird Tale of Mister Destin; The Terrible Touhys; A Voice From the Grave Cheated the Chair. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Daredevil Comics (1941 Lev Gleason) 19 GD- 1.8

    • Front cover glued to first page along spine, detached from single center staple. 3.5" cumulative spine split.
    Starts Jan 6

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Charles Biro, Dick Wood, Bob Wood, Carl Hubbell, Basil Wolverton, and Dick Briefer. This early superhero title was one of the comics that made publisher Lev Gleason a major player during the Golden Age. The evil Claw is captured by the Cobra Queen, and by the time the Ghost catches up with them, the villains have joined forces. Rhyming reporter Scoop Scuttle encounters Killer Diller and Killer Miller, in a story by comics legend Basil Wolverton. The Pirate Prince's right-hand woman Black Mask marries a king, but can't turn her back on the sea, in a story with art by Dick Briefer. Daredevil; Sniffer: The King of Smell; Dickie Dean; Scoop Scuttle; The Pirate Prince: I Object!; Crimebuster: Unlucky At Murder; The Claw: Is This at Last the End of the Claw? 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Daredevil Comics (1941 Lev Gleason) 49 VG+ 4.5

    • Minor staple rust.
    Starts Jan 6

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Charles Biro, Norman Maurer, Mike Roy, John Belfi and Carl Hubbell. This early superhero title was one of the comics that made publisher Lev Gleason a major player during the Golden Age. Curly gets caught up in a secret society of hooded kids with a subterranean base and a mob mentality right out of Lord of the Flies. Daredevil tries to find out the truth behind a murder in broad daylight, and hears a sad tale from the killer. The origin of Sniffer's super-smelling powers, involving a limburger-cheese factory and the toughest neighborhood in America. Daredevil and the Little Wise Guys; Daredevil; Crimebuster: Fourteen Carat Heels; Sniffer: Who Is Sniffer? 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 125 VG 4.0

    Starts Jan 6

    Batman and Robin star in "The Citadel of Crime!" Air Wave stars in "Prosecutor by Proxy!" Slam Bradley stars in "Fireman, Save My Child!" And the Boy Commandos in "When Hitler Came Back!" (not by Simon and Kirby). Tootsie Roll back cover ad, "Captain Tootsie Saves the School Party" by C.C. Beck and Pete Costanza. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 167 PR 0.5

    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing, interrupts art and story.
    Starts Oct 21

    Batman and Robin in "Bodyguards to Cleopatra," Roy Raymond in Impossible But True, "The People Who Couldn't Grow Old," Robotman in "The Captured Brain," and Pow-Wow Smith in "The Killer Cougar of Shoe Mountain!" Superboy stars in a one-page public service announcement, "How To Bring Christmas Cheer." Full-page ad for Big Town # 1. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 197 PR 0.5

    • Interior is complete. Missing back cover.
    Starts Oct 21

    Batman and Robin star in "The League Against Batman," Roy Raymond stars in an Impossible But True adventure, "Million-To-One Miller" (art by Ruben Moreira), Robotman stars in License For a Robot," and Pow-Wow Smith stars in "Pow-Wow Smith, Television Star!" Cover price $0.10.

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    Published Dec 1955 by DC.

    Auction Item: Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 226 Coverless 0.3

    Starts Oct 21

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. When Batman Was Robin, script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris. Roy Raymond -- Super Athlete! starring Roy Raymond TV Detective, art by Ruben Moreira. How a Nation is Born public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff. Sleuth on the Sawdust Trail text article by Jack Miller (as John Mallon). The Case of the Magic Baseball starring John Jones Manhunter From Mars, script by Joe Samachson, art by Joe Certa. 32 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Exciting Comics (1940) 64 PR 0.5

    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing, interrupts art and story.
    Starts Oct 21

    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. The Warriors of the Green Island starring Judy of the Jungle, art by Ralph Mayo. The Model Crimes starring Black Terror, pencils by Jerry Robinson, inks by Mort Meskin; Monk Malone is crazy about Audrey Vane so he tells her that he'll get her a mink coat so that she'll stay with him rather than Sam Simmons; When Bob Benton hears that Monk is getting her the coat that night he knows that Fabulous Furs is closed so he must be stealing it. Spooks and Crooks starring Roger Dodger, script and art by Al Hartley. Massacre On the Range starring Rick Howard, the Mystery Rider, art by Charles Quinlan. The Jewels of Borgium starring Johnny Dale, art by George Roussos. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Famous Funnies (1934) 188 VG- 3.5

    Starts Oct 21

    Stories and art by Lawrence Lariar, John Spranger, Allen Saunders, Elmer Woggon, Clifford McBride, Philip Francis Nowlan, Rick Yager (credited as Dick Calkins), Clark Haas, Claude Dunnagan, Rodlow Willard, Mabel Burwick (credited as Odin), Martha B. Links, and Ralph Briggs Fuller. The long-running series that introduced "comic books" to the world, featuring reprints of comic strips. Scorchy tries to reach Major Mumm before the Talon's goons do. A Nazi spy impersonates Ben Friday's millionaire employer. Sonny enters a wrestling match to earn money for Cupcake's surgery. Ben Friday; Steve Roper and Wahoo; Napoleon; Buck Rogers; Scorchy Smith; Dickie Dare; Bobby Sox; Yipee; Oaky Doaks. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Four Color (1942 Series 2) 108 VG+ 4.5

    • 3/4" Spine split from bottom.
    Starts Jan 6

    Indicia title is "DONALD DUCK in the Terror of the River, No. 108." Cover art by Carl Buettner. The Terror of the River!!, script and art by Carl Barks; Donald's sneezes at an auction are mistaken for bids on a houseboat and soon he and the nephews are sailing down the Ohio River; There they encounter a huge serpent. The Firebug, script by Carl Barks, art by Carl Barks; Carl Buettner (last two panels only); Donald falls on his head when getting up one morning and turns into a pyromaniac, setting harmless fires but also getting the blame for big fires set by another firebug. Seals Are So Smart, script and art by Carl Barks; The nephews play ball at the beach with a baby seal, and this sets Donald to dreaming of how much money he could make with a trained seal act. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Four Color (1942 Series 2) 300 VG+ 4.5

    • No bottom staple (manufacturing), 1" spine split from bottom (taped).
    Starts Oct 28

    Cover art by Carl Buettner. Big-Top Bedlam, script and art by Carl Barks; Donald loses Daisy's heirloom brooch on the way to hock it for enough money to buy circus tickets for himself and the nephews. The Firebugs, pencils by Paul Murry. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    Published Sep 1951 by EC.

    Auction Item: Frontline Combat (1951) 2 VG- 3.5

    • Staple rust with migration. Oxidation.
    Starts Oct 21

    Cover art by Harvey Kurtzman. "Bouncing Bertha," script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Jack Davis; As some American soldier watch a tiny beetle struggling in the water, they are reminded that the enemy is teeming in the hills and they need to get a move on; So they load up in their "Bouncing Bertha": a Patton M-46 tank and head out. "Zero Hour!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, pencils by John Severin, inks by Bill Elder; The new recruits were obviously nervous, awaiting the order from the Sergeant to go over the top toward the Jerries; One in particular stuck close to the Sergeant, who promised to "show him the ropes", when all of a sudden, a German machine gun opened up on them, causing the friendly forces to retreat. "Rendezvous" text story by Harvey Kurtzman. "Just A Scratch!" text story by Harvey Kurtzman. "Gettysburg!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Wally Wood. "Contact!", script and art by Harvey Kurtzman; Durkee seems to think that the North Korean Army simply can't match up against the American soldier, but hard lessons are soon to be learned. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Published Jan 1952 by EC.

    Auction Item: Frontline Combat (1951) 4 VG+ 4.5

    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    Starts Oct 21

    Cover art by Harvey Kurtzman. "Combat Medic!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Jack Davis; As medics tend to a wounded soldier, the Captain tells everybody that the division is pulling out, but the medics want to stay where they are; As they continue to treat the wounded man, the four soldiers bugging out are shot and killed by a Chinese machine gun, but the medics make it to an ROK Army unit on foot and save the British soldier's life. "Light Brigade!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Wally Wood. Crime SuspenStories house ad. "The Tyrant" text story by Jerry De Fuccio, art by Harvey Kurtzman. Picture Stories From the Bible house ad. "The Wreckers" text story, script and art by Harvey Kurtzman. "Air Burst!", script and art by Harvey Kurtzman; The Americans have the Chinese on the run, but two of the enemy's remaining mortar crew have a surprise for the advancing Americans: a booby trap. "Bomb Run!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, pencils by John Severin, inks by Bill Elder; An American bomber, "The Odyssey", has made a successful bombing run over a Filipino island when Japanese Zeros fill the sky and attack; While several Zeros are shot down, the bomber suffers a hit left engine, and they radio for help; They receive a message with landing instructions not knowing the message is a fake from a Japanese radio station with devastating results! 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: G-8 and His Battle Aces (1933-1944 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 27 #1 FR 1.0

    • 6" Spine split from top. Water damage and staple rust.
    Starts Oct 21
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    Auction Item: GI Joe (1951 Ziff Davis) 24 VG+ 4.5

    • Centerfold detached at one staple, warping.
    Starts Jan 6

    Painted cover art by Clarence Doore. The Older Brother starring G.I. Joe; The Wayne twins were difficult to tell apart by the men in "Baker" Company. Operation Operation starring The Yardbirds, pencils by Dan DeCarlo. Barney and the Buzz Bomb starring G.I. Joe; Recruit Barney is a member of the Oshkosh Amateur Inventors' Society and has many new ideas. You're Never Alone starring G.I. Joe. New 1953 Space Commander: Vibro-Matic Walkie-Talkie ad. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: GI Joe (1951 Ziff Davis) 27 VG+ 4.5

    Starts Jan 6

    Painted cover art by Clarence Doore. The Massacre at Ku-Shi Bridge starring G.I. Joe, pencils by Irv Novick. Oh, Babe! starring G.I. Joe, art by Mike Suchorsky; Sgt. Mulvaney helps Pvt. Robbins with writing a letter. Eager Beaver starring Buddies, art by Ernest Schroeder. Dear Son, Come Home starring G.I. Joe, art by Mike Suchorsky; Sgt. Mulvaney considers going home and helping his old parents. Reserved- G.I.'s Only humor page by Jack O'Brien. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    Published Aug 1950 by EC.

    Auction Item: Haunt of Fear (1950 #15-17) 17 FR/GD 1.5

    • 4" cumulative spine split. 0.5" lateral spine tear.
    Starts Jan 6

    Origin of Crypt of Terror, Vault of Horror, and Haunt of Fear. Material in this issue was featured in Wertham's "Seduction of the Innocent." Stories include "Nightmare" (art by Johnny Craig), "Television Terror" (art by Harvey Kurtzman), "Monster Maker" (art by Graham Ingels), and "Horror Beneath the Streets" (art by Al Feldstein). Craig cover. NOTE: This issue is the third of the series and was published in 1950; the ongoing series has another issue 17 that was published in 1953. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Heroic Comics (1940) 87 FN- 5.5

    Starts Oct 21

    Painted cover by Harvey Fuller. Stories and art by Frank Frazetta, Bill Walton, Robert Peterson, and Mike Roy. Non-fiction comics featuring true tales of heroism from everyday people and courage on the battlefield. Sgt. Wolfe receives the Silver Star for rescuing two men from a mine field, featuring early art by fantasy and comics legend Frank Frazetta/ A teen rescues a friend who falls off a cliff during a hiking trip. Two men save girls who are in danger of drowning. Stranded in a Mine Field; Man vs; Mines; The Trap; Offensive Defensive; Marine with Machine Gun; The Hero of Triangle Hill; The Battle for Life; Mountain Mishap; Teamwork; Remarkable Rescue; Through the Valley of Death. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 36 GD+ 2.5

    • Water damage.
    Starts Oct 21

    "The Treasure of Montezuma," "The Runaway Robot," "The Prisoner of Clock Island," and "The Fountain of Youth" (art by Ruben Moreira). Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Joker Comics (1942) 31 CGC 3.5

    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #1298755004
    Starts Jan 6

    Millie the Model cover and story "Millie Climbs High", Basil Wolverton's Powerhouse Pepper in "Rage on the Stage". 32pg. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Jughead (1949 1st Series) 11 PR 0.5

    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split (taped and glued).
    Starts Oct 21

    Cover by Bob Montana. "Let's Face It!", pencils by Bill Vigoda; Jughead wears disguises in school until Mr. Weatherbee confiscates them; He tries to pull a disguise off the next new student he sees, but unfortunately, it's not Jughead but the son of a prizefighter. Super Duck ad. "A Raft Of Trouble"; Jughead hurts Bruinhilda's feelings by commenting on her weight; He makes it up by taking her to the picnic; Because of her weight, they have trouble getting to the island by boat, so they take a raft. "A Tight Fit"; Jughead gets attention for the stylish jacket he wears, so Reggie wants to trade him a baseball glove for it. "A Dog's Life"; Archie tries hypnotizing the skeptical Jughead into believing he is dog; He is convinced that he has succeeded, even when Jughead puts a copy of his clothes onto a real dog and throws his voice from behind a fence. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Jumbo Comics (1938) 101 PR 0.5

    • Interior is complete. Full-length spine split sealed with tape.
    Starts Oct 21

    In order of appearance: "Sheena, Queen of the Jungle" and "The Hawk" art by Robert Webb; "ZX-5" art by Jack Kamen; "Sky Girl" art by Matt Baker, reprinted in Good Girl Art Quarterly (1990) #17 and Golden Age Greats (1994) #9 ; "Stuart Taylor in Weird Stories of the Supernatural" art by Jack Kamen; "Patsy Pinup"; and "The Ghost Gallery" art by Jack Kamen. "The Imperfect Crime" text story by Kenneth Carewe. 52 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.