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  • Item #47837198
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    Published Jan 1954 by Atlas.

    Auction Item: 3-D Tales of the West (1954) 1 FR/GD 1.5

    • 3" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached.
    Starts Dec 31

    Oversized; Sol Brodsky cover; Cover price $0.15.

  • Item #47650844
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    Auction Item: 4Most Vol. 1 (1942) Four Most 2 GD 2.0

    • Staples replaced. Cover detached. 1 3/4" Cumulative spine split.
    Starts Jan 7

    Dick Cole, Edison Bell (art by Harold DeLay), the Target and the Targeteers, and Kit Carter the Cadet in "The Web of Sabotage." Two-page text story, "Trouble--Come and Get It!" by Mickey Spillane. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #47647591
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    Published May 1941 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 36 CGC 0.5

    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Wrong back cover. Extensive amount of tape on cover and interior cover. Tape on interior. All 3 edges trimmed.
    • Label #1990622002
    Starts Jan 7

    Classic Robot Cover art by Fred Ray. Superman story, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Wayne Boring (page 1) and Joe Shuster (the rest of the issue), inks by Wayne Boring. Pep Morgan story, art by George Papp. Black Pirate story, art by Sheldon Moldoff. Three Aces story, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Chad Grothkopf. Mr. America story, script by Ken Fitch, art by Bernard Baily. Clip Carson story, art by George Papp. Zatara story, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Joseph Sulman. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #47771804
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    Published Nov 1941 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 42 VG- 3.5

    Starts Jan 7

    Cover art by Fred Ray. Superman story, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Leo Nowak (signed as Joe Shuster), inks by Shuster Shop. The Vigilante story (origin/1st appearance), script by Mort Weisinger, art by Mort Meskin. Black Pirate story, art by Sheldon Moldoff. Three Aces story, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Chad Grothkopf. Mr. America story, script by Ken Fitch, art by Bernard Baily. Congo Bill story, art by Fred Ray. Zatara story, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Joseph Sulman. Bob Daley becomes Fat Man, origin of Mr. America's magic Flying Carpet, The Queen Bee and Lex Luthor appearances. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #47558655
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    Published Jun 1942 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 49 CGC 4.0 Restored

    • Restored: C1
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Restoration includes: tear seals to cover.
    • Label #1615567004
    Starts Jan 7

    Cover art by Fred Ray. The Puzzler!! starring Superman, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by John Sikela (signed as Joe Shuster), inks by Ed Dobrotka. The Rainbow Man starring Vigilante, pencils by Mort Meskin (as Mort Morton). The Mystery of the Meandering Mansion starring Three Aces, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Louis Cazeneuve. The Crime Machine starring Mr. America, script by Ken Fitch, art by Bernard Baily. The Last Shipment starring Congo Bill, art by Fred Ray. The Story of the Magical Mobsters starring Zatara, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Joseph Sulman. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #47836960
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    Published Nov 1943 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 66 VG+ 4.5

    Starts Jan 7

    Cover art by Jack Burnley and Stan Kaye. The Boy Who Came Back starring Superman, script by Don Cameron (signed as Jerry Siegel), pencils by Ed Dobrotka (signed as Joe Shuster), inks by George Roussos. The Sword of Destiny starring Vigilante, script by Alvin Schwartz, pencils by Mort Meskin (as Mort Morton Jr.), inks by Joe Kubert. The Talking Trees starring Congo Bill, script by Joe Samachson, art by John Daly. Burma Remembers starring Americommando, script by Joseph Greene, art by Bernard Baily. Circus Daze starring Zatara, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Joseph Sulman. 60 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #47836961
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    Published Oct 1944 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 77 VG 4.0

    Starts Jan 7

    Cover art by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye. The Headline Hoax starring Superman, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Ed Dobrotka (signed as Joe Shuster). The Punctured Picture starring Hayfoot Henry. The Rainbow Man sees Red starring The Vigilante, art by Mort Meskin (as Mort Morton Jr.). The Leaping Leopard starring Congo Bill. The Pranks of Pan starring Zatara. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #47774305
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    Published Oct 1946 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 101 FR 1.0

    • Remaindered copy. 3 3/4" Spine split.
    Starts Jan 7

    Nuclear explosion cover by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye. Crime Paradise starring Superman, pencils by Win Mortimer, inks by George Roussos. Devilfish's Domain starring Congo Bill, script by Alvin Schwartz, art by Ed Smalle. The Perfect Hideaway starring Hayfoot Henry, script by Alvin Schwartz, art by Stan Kaye. When East Goes West starring Vigilante, script by Joe Samachson, inks by George Roussos. The Man Who Didn't Dare starring Zatara, art by W. F. White. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #47837016
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    Published Dec 1951 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 163 FR 1.0

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The Girl of Tomorrow starring Superman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. The Junkman of Space starring Tommy Tomorrow, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. The Bandit Ghost starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The Strangest Posse in the World starring Vigilante, art by Bob Brown. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #47771819
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    Published Aug 1953 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 183 GD/VG 3.0

    Starts Jan 7

    Cover art by Al Plastino. The Perfect Plot to Kill Superman, art by Al Plastino. The Stamp of Doom starring Congo Bill, script by Jack Miller, art Ed Smalle. How to Spend a Summer Week! starring Binky, script by Jack Schiff, art Win Mortimer. The Showboat of Space starring Tommy Tomorrow, art Jim Mooney. The Jinx Saddle starring Vigilante, art by Bob Brown. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #47837017
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    Published Sep 1954 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 196 GD 2.0

    • Cover detached at one staple.
    Starts Dec 17

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The Adventures of Mental Man starring Superman, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. The Jungle Circus starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The World Series of Tomorrow starring Tommy Tomorrow, art by Jim Mooney. Vigilante -- Foreign Correspondent, art by Howard Sherman. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #47771892
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    Published Jan 1955 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 200 FR/GD 1.5

    • 5" Cumulative spine stress. Cover detached, centerfold detached at one staple.
    Starts Jan 7

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Tests of a Warrior! starring Superman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. The Human Circus! starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. Bombo, Killer of the Jungle! starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #47836962
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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 112 VG+ 4.5

    Starts Jan 7

    Cover pencils by Stan Kaye, inks by George Roussos. Super Safety First starring Superboy, script by Don Cameron, art by George Roussos; Superboy campaigns for auto and bike safety. A Guy Named Cupid starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. Double For Trouble starring Shining Knight, script by Joe Samachson, art by Chuck Winter. The Menace of Mercury starring Johnny Quick, art by George Roussos. The Television Thieves starring Aquaman and Black Jack, script by Joe Samachson, art by Louis Cazeneuve. 52 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #47493627
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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 187 GD 2.0

    • 1.5" Cumulative spine split. Glue at spine.
    Starts Jan 7

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Ray Burnley. The 25th Century Superboy, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. People are People! public service announcement starring Superman, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. The Queen of the Sea starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. Little Pete humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Wizard of Westerly starring Johnny Quick, pencils by Ralph Mayo, inks by Sy Barry. Jerry Jitterbug humor two-pager by Henry Boltinoff. The Downfall of Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 44 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #47493628
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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 202 GD 2.0

    • 2" Cumulative spine split.
    Starts Jan 7

    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.

  • Item #47773970
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    Auction Item: Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 5 GD+ 2.5

    • 1 1/4" Spine tear.
    Starts Dec 31

    Cover art by Edvard Moritz. She Dared the Unknown, art by Edvard Moritz; In the seventeenth century, Scarlett Dalton finds a weird figurine that is possessed by a spirit who gives her supernatural powers, but she is betrayed by her frightened fiance and burned as a witch. The Spirit of Frankenstein, Part 1, art by Charlie Sultan. The Blonde Witch of the Swamp, art by Edvard Moritz. The Ghostly Crew, art by Jon Blummer. Strange Spirits, pencils by South Sea. The Spectral Singer, art by John Celardo. 52 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #47773971
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    Auction Item: Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 13 GD/VG 3.0

    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    Starts Dec 31

    Ogden Whitney cover art. Ogden Whitney art on the story "Beware the Jabberwock!" A vampire story titled "The Vampire Swoops." A science fiction story titled "Menace from Mars." Also, "A Knight in Black Knoll" and "The Lost Soul." Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Cover by Ogden Whitney. Stories by Leonard Starr, Charlie Sultan, Lin Streeter, Ogden Whitney, and Edvard Moritz. Spine-chilling tales of suspense, horror, and the supernatural—prepare yourself for Adventures into the Unknown! 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #47711098
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    Auction Item: Adventures into Weird Worlds (1952-1954 Marvel/Atlas) 9 GD/VG 3.0

    Starts Jan 7

    Cover art by Russ Heath. Locked Up, script by Hank Chapman, pencils by Carmine Infantino; A man keeps his father locked up in the cellar because his father is a gorilla. Flowers for the Dead! text story. Do Not Feed, art by Tony DiPreta; The aquarium director turns out to be an octopus in human form. Too Much T.V. Alone, pencils by Ben Brown, inks by David Gantz; An actor who despises his fans gets his wish to be left alone when he loses the ability to perceive other people. The Last Laugh, script by Carl Wessler, pencils by Mort Meskin, inks by George Roussos; A man cuts his practical-joking brother's head off after one joke too many. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #47771769
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    Auction Item: Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1949) 2 GD+ 2.5

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    Based on radio show. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #47592376
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    Auction Item: All American Comics (1939) 71 GD- 1.8

    • 3.5" Cumulative spine split. Glue along spine..
    Starts Jan 7

    Cover art by Paul Reinman. Doiby Dickles, the Human Bomb starring Green Lantern, script by Henry Kuttner, art by Paul Reinman; Doiby is captured by a mad scientist and is supposedly filled with enough liquid nitro to blow up the city. Words of Wisdom starring Dr. Mid-Nite, art by Stan Aschmeier. Blooey and the Sedan Chair starring Red, White and Blue, script by John B. Wentworth, art by Dennis Neville. Virtue Is Its Own Reward starring The Atom, script by Joseph Greene, art by Jon Chester Kozlak. Aerie of the Vulture Known as Robomb starring Hop Harrigan, script and art by Jon L. Blummer. Mutt and Jeff strips by Al Smith [signed as Bud Fisher]. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #47836963
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    Auction Item: All American Comics (1939) 76 PR 0.5

    • INCOMPLETE. Missing pages (does not affect Green Lantern story). Miscut.
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    Cover art by Paul Reinman. Springtime for Doiby!, script by Alfred Bester, art by Paul Reinman; Green Lantern agrees to discover the whereabouts of a distraught father's son, unaware that the man and the boy are criminals in league together. Second Childhood starring Winky, Blinky and Noddy, art by Everett E. Hibbard. Man with the Long-Distance Eyes starring Dr. Mid-Nite, art by Stan Aschmeier (signed as Stan Josephs); A man with a vision problem consulting Dr. McNider is kidnapped by a gang of crooks. A Flight for Freedom! starring Hop Harrigan, script and art by Jon L. Blummer. Mutt and Jeff strips by Al Smith [signed as Bud Fisher]. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #47837228
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    Auction Item: All American Men of War (1952) 127 PR 0.5

    • Interior is complete, Full length spine split.
    Starts Dec 17

    Issue #1 is numbered #127 with a cover date of Aug.-Sep. 1952. The title was previously All-American Western. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: All Star Comics (1940-1978) 2 CGC 3.0

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scratch on front of case
    • Label #1290304001
    Starts Jan 7

    Hawkman (script by Gardner Fox, art by Sheldon Moldoff), Green Lantern (script by Bill Finger, art by Martin Nodell), the Spectre (script by Jerry Siegel, art by Bernard Baily), the Sandman (script by Fox, art by Creig Flessel), Red White and Blue (srt by Siegel, art by William Smith), Johnny Thunderbolt (script by John B. Wentworth, art by Stan Aschmeier), the Hour Man (script by Ken Fitch, art by Baily), and the Flash (script by Fox, art by Everett (E.E.) Hibbard). Two-page text story, "The Invisible Star" by Evelyn Gaines. Howard Purcell cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #47834425
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    Auction Item: All Star Comics (1940-1978) 11 CGC 1.0

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Spine of cover completely split. Front cover re-attached with tape. Back cover detached.
    • Label #0353064001
    Starts Jan 7

    "The Justice Society of America Joins the War on Japan!" Plot by Gardner Fox and Sheldon Mayer, script by Fox. Art by Jack Burnley plus individual chapters featuring Hawkman (art by Sheldon Moldoff), Wonder Woman (art by Harry G. Peter), the Sandman (art by Cliff Young), the Atom (art by Ben Flinton), Doctor Fate (art by Howard Sherman), Dr. Mid-nite (art by Stan Aschmeier), Starman (art by Burnley), and Johnny Thunder (art by Aschmeier). Two-page Hop Harrigan text story, "Outlaw Plane." Moldoff cover (assisted by others?). Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #47558668
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    Auction Item: All Star Comics (1940-1978) 39 CGC 2.5

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Label #1615564008
    Starts Jan 7

    The Justice Society of America in "The Invasion From Fairyland!" Script by John Broome, art by Arwin Hasen. Two-page text story, "Cinderella" by John Osgood. Hasen cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #47771820
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    Published Jan 1949 by Fox.

    Auction Item: All Top Comics (1945 Fox) 15 GD 2.0

    • Cover detached at one staple. 3" cumulative spine split.
    Starts Jan 7

    Stories and art by Alec Hope, Stan Ford, John Alton and Matt Baker. Cover by Matt Baker. A collection of adventure and superhero comics from Fox Feature Syndicate. A strange letter leads a reporter to the jungle, and death; To save his mate, Tarzan-like Jo-Jo battles a jungle giant with inferiority issues; Phantom Lady tries to prove a woman's innocence by tracking down her crooked twin sister. Featuring art by legendary good-girl artist Matt Baker. Rulah: Murder in Duplicate!; Jo-Jo: Kingdom of Unseen Terror; Bonnie Hawks; Phantom Lady: The Substitute Cinderella; Jack Kent, Lock Expert; Kit Carson and the Two Bears; Mis-Fit; Neglect Is Crime; Jungle Oddities; Crime Notes. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Alley Oop (1947 Standard) 12 GD/VG 3.0

    Starts Dec 17
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    Auction Item: Amazing Adventures (1950 Ziff Davis) 2 GD+ 2.5

    Starts Jan 7

    Alex Schomburg art. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #47636175
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    Tags: Archie

    Auction Item: Archie (1943) 30 GD+ 2.5

    • Cover detached at one staple. Staple rust with deterioration and migration.
    Starts Dec 17

    Cover art by Al Fagaly. "Patch As Patch Can," art by Bill Vigoda; It's Patch Day once again, when the girls get their Patch Hop dates by sewing patches on boys' pants; And when Archie rips his pants while escaping from an undesirable girl, he ends up hiding in Riverdale High with ripped pants; second Patch Day story; an early prototype of Big Ethel appears, but is not mentioned by name. Archie's Hollywood Quiz Page by Herbert "Red" Holmdale. "The Grid Kid," art by Bill Vigoda; Archie's antics at the football tryouts cause bodily harm for Coach Piffle; Later, Archie accidentally wins the football game for Riverdale; Coach Piffle, a Coach Kleets prototype, resigns. Archie Puzzle Page. "The Battle of the Jitterbugs," art by Bill Vigoda; When Veronica says that girls are better than boys at dancing, Reggie sets up a jitterbug contest that pits himself and Archie against Betty and Veronica. Hollywood Tattle Tale article. Untitled story, art by Irving Novick; Veronica gyps Betty into doing all the work in redecorating her room; Veronica reads Archie comics in a splash panel. Introduction of Chief Bragle in "The Heat's On," art by Bill Vigoda; When Reggie tricks Archie and Jughead into believing that a PTA meeting at the Andrews' house is really a meeting about whether to kick the pair out of school, Archie and Jughead decide to skip town. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Archie (1943) #33 GD/VG 3.0
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    Auction Item: Archie (1943) 33 GD/VG 3.0

    • Mildew odor.
    Starts Jan 7

    Cover art by Al Fagaly. "Signer's Trouble," art by Ray Gill; Archie causes chaos for Uncle Bumble as he tries to sign his medical insurance policy. "Watch the Birdie"; Jughead wants to trade in his father's camera for a custard pie, but Archie decides to takes some pictures of Veronica and Mr. Weatherbee first—until he finds out the camera is broken. Archie Comics Puzzle Page by Herbert "Red" Holmdale. Suzie ad. Introduction of Miss Vodka in "Dance Clown, Dance!!", art by Bill Vigoda; When Archie carries Miss Grundy's bass violin to the auditorium, a series of events begins that leads him to cross-dressing and performing in the school ballet. "Happy Birthday To You" text story with Archie. Introduction of Madame Scalparelli in "All Washed Up!", art by Irving Novick; Betty and Veronica clean some dresses for a dress shop owner at a laundromat. Archie Club page. Introduction of the dog Bonaparte in "Dog Days," art by Bill Vigoda; Archie brings home a stray dog named Bonaparte, and when he's sent to live with Archie's uncle, the Andrews realize how much they miss him and bring him home. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Archie (1943) 36 GD+ 2.5

    Starts Jan 7

    Cover by Bill Vigoda? Stories by unknown. Art by Ray Gill and unknown. Featuring Archie in: "Points of Interest" (introductions of A.V. Hillside and the dog Needlenose); "The Great Lover"; "The Spirit of "48"" (guest starring George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt in a dream); "It's a Woman's World"; and "Tricks of the Trade"! Plus: Betty and Veronica in "Baby Sitting Blues"! Also: 2-page text story "Rise and Shine"! 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Archie (1943) #38 GD/VG 3.0
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    Auction Item: Archie (1943) 38 GD/VG 3.0

    Starts Jan 7

    Cover by Bob Montana. Stories by unknown. Art by Bill Vigoda and Ray Gill. Featuring Archie in: "Room and Bored" (introduction of the Mayor); "Burning Up" (guest-starring Mr. Bumble; introductions of Looie and Dr. McFossil); "Oh, My Achin' Heart"; "Radio Rodeo"; and "Snobby Hobbies"! Plus: Betty and Veronica in "A Tale of a Trailer"! Also: 2-page text piece "Hollywood Tattle Tales"! 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Archie's Joke Book (1953) 2 GD+ 2.5

    • Centerfold detached at one staple. 1 1/4" Spine split from base.
    Starts Dec 31
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    Auction Item: Atom Age Combat (1952 St. John) 1 GD/VG 3.0

    • 1" Cumulative spine split.
    Starts Jan 7

    "Commandos Blitz a Red Invasion," "Underground Action," "Zero Hour Ahead," Private Thistlewait in "Perfect Fit," and "Dangerous Flight." Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Atom Age Combat (1952 St. John) 4 FR/GD 1.5

    • 1.5" cumulative spine split.
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    Auction Item: Baffling Mysteries (1952) 19 GD- 1.8

    • 3" Cumulative spine split, edge chipping.
    Starts Dec 31

    The Monster Maker, pencils by Jim McLaughlin; The creations of horror story writer Carl Bascom come alive in a parallel world; If he destroys the manuscript, his fictitious monsters die. They Strangle by Night, art by Louis Zansky; In Donnerwald, Germany, puppet maker Hans Basserman can bring his dolls to life; They turn out to be evil and go on a killing spree. Conjurer for the Foul Fiend, art by Ken Rice; Aging stage magician Willis Duncazy makes a pact with the devil; Magical powers, youth and a beautiful assistant are his for one year. The Werewolf Strikes!; Professor Drago is a werewolf, but working on a formula to keep his human form. But time runs out and Drago gets cornered. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1945 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 28 VG+ 4.5

    Starts Jan 7

    Cover pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Charles Paris. "Shadow City!", script by Don Cameron, art by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane); When several wealthy playboys are taken in by a quick-rich scheme hatched by the Joker, Batman decides to visit the Crime Clown's layout that he called Shadow City. "The Great Handcuff King!", art by Jerry Robinson; Alfred decides to get a pair of handcuffs in order to practice putting them on felons, but when he decides to practice on a fellow gentlemen's gentlemen, Alfred is shocked at the result. "Shirley Holmes, Policewoman!", script by Bill Finger, art by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane); Batman and Robin have to battle a large-scale outbreak of short-confidence rackets. 1-page Handy Andy story by Jack Farr. "Once a Fighter" text story by Stan Carter. "Batman Goes To Washington!", script by Alvin Schwartz, art by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane); Batman decides to enlist the aid of a Senator and the public in getting ex-cons the chance to get honest work. 1-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1947 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 40 CGC 3.0 Qualified

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • MARRIED 8th WRAP. Tape on interior.
    • Label #1296750003
    Starts Jan 7

    Cover pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Charles Paris. "The 13 Club!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Gene McDonald; Batman joins the 13 Club, an outfit that disproves superstitions, to stop the Joker. "The Case of Batman II," pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Gene McDonald; Robin and Alfred enlist a gymnast named Bill Randall to become Batman after Bruce Wayne dies. "Melody of Murder" text story by Tom Neill. 2-page Prof. Pipp story by Jack Farr. "The Grand Opera Murders!", pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Gene McDonald; Batman and Robin see an accident at the opera that kills two actors; they investigate because it might be a crime. 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    Published Nov 1953 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 79 CGC 5.0

    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1990200002
    Starts Jan 7

    Cover by Win Mortimer. "Bride of Batman!", script by David Vern, pencils by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; When the Shah of a foreign nation wants Vicki as his wife, she gets out of it (or so she thinks) by announcing that she is secretly engaged to Batman! Give Your Pet All the Breaks! public service announcement with Binky, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. "The Batman of Yesterday!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Ray Burnley; A criminal claims to have recovered a long lost treasure of gold; Batman and Robin ask Professor Nichols to send them back in time to the Gotham of 1753, where they meet with Captain Lightfoot. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "Grand Jury" text story by Jack Miller. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "Batman--Gang Boss!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; Batman and Robin are escorting a prisoner transport when their plane crashes on what appears to be a deserted island; But the island is controlled by the murderous pirate Lars Veking, and Batman and Robin find unexpected brothers-in-arms in the form of the prisoners they are escorting. One-page Jerry the Jitterbug story by Henry Boltinoff. 44 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Batman (1940) #85 GD/VG 3.0
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    Published Aug 1954 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 85 GD/VG 3.0

    Starts Apr 1

    Cover pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Stan Kaye. Tips on Summer Fun! public service announcement with Peter Porkchops, script by Jack Schiff, art by Rube Grossman. "Batman--Clown of Crime!", script by David Vern, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; During a tussle with the Joker, the pair step under and are bathed in "epsilon rays," which have the effect of transferring the personality on one person to that of the other. "The Guardian of the Bat-Signal!", script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Charles Paris; A long-time veteran of the Gotham City Police Department is about to be retired, when Batman suggests that he be put in charge of the Bat-Signal. Batman Whirly-word Game activity page by Martin Naydel. Two-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. Wanted For Murder: Insect X article by Jack Miller. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Costume of Doom!", pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Stan Kaye; When Vicki arranges a photo shoot of all Batman impersonators, one of them is shot and attempts are made on many others, including Bruce Wayne. 44 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Published Aug 1955 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 93 GD 2.0

    • 1" Cumulative spine split.
    Starts Jan 7

    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.

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    Auction Item: Big All American Comic Book (1944) 1 CGC 1.0 Restored

    • Slight amateur restoration
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Minor side edge cracks
    • Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover.
    • Label #1056014001
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    "Danny the Demon Had Plans," script by William Moulton Marston (as Charles Moulton), art by Harry G. Peter; Wonder Woman has to work fast to discover evidence that will exonerate Steve from the murder of General Courtney. Mutt & Jeff strips by Al Smith (as Bud Fisher). "The Ten Buck Nut," script and art by Sheldon Mayer; Ma and the kids head out to the racetrack and overhear a man who gets Ma to bet on "a sure thing" --with disastrous results. "Putting on the Dog," script by Joseph Greene, art by Joe Gallagher; Big Mouth Bo-Bo kidnaps a talented dog who has been trained to open doors and arranges for it to be declared homeless so that it will be adopted into a wealthy family. "Three Fugitives from Clarence" starring Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys, script by Lynn Evans, art by Frank Harry. "Little Peachy Pet Riding Hood," script by Julius Schwartz (as John B. Wentworth), art by Stan Aschmeier (as Stan Josephs); After a rather wild birthday party for Peachy Pet, Johnny Thunder offers to tell her a bedtime story: Little Red Riding Hood. "The Fatal Charm of Tank Tinker" starring Hop Harrigan, script and art by Jon L. Blummer. "Heroes Are Born...Not Made!" starring Green Lantern, script by Alfred Bester, art by Paul Reinman (as Nodell and Reinman); While visiting the city of Baxton, Alan and Doiby visit with the town's bell ringer, who tells them he will never ring the bell again until something heroic is done. "A Hot Time in the Old Town" starring Hawkman, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Joe Kubert. "The Million Dollar Apple" starring The Flash, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Everett E. Hibbard. 132 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

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    Auction Item: Black Hood Comics (1943) 15 PR 0.5

    • Interior is complete Full length spine split. Missing back cover, front cover detached.
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    Cover by Everett Raymond Kinstler. "The Case of the Blood-Red Rubies"; The Ghost of The Grand Lama has murdered two men to get back his Blood Red Ruby. "The Case of the Beautiful Corpse"; $25.000 to win in contest to choose the handsomest man in U.S. "A Millionaire's Life," art by Red Holmdale; St. Peter wants substitutes for two dying tycoons to prevent a stock-market panic. "A Nickel's Worth of Murder" text story. "The Case of the Friendly Murder," art by Everett Raymond Kinstler; Kip is invited to the class of '39 reunion. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Published Sep 1955 by Atlas.

    Auction Item: Black Knight (1955 Atlas) 3 GD+ 2.5

    • Staple rust/migration.
    Starts Dec 17

    Joe Maneely art. Black Knight and Crusader stories. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Black Magic Vol. 2 (1951) 10 VG/FN 5.0

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    Vol. 2 #10. Numbered #16 on cover. Issue produced by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby (though no interior art by them). "The Sniper," "Possessed," "Fly By Night," "The End of His Rope," and "Number 23." Kirby cover. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Black Terror (1942 Better Publications) 20 PR 0.5

    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing, affects art and story.
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    Published Oct 1949 by DC.

    Auction Item: Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 27 GD+ 2.5

    Starts Dec 17

    Blackhawk destroys a war-mad munitions magnate! Featuring: 11 page Blackhawk story "The Plot To Conquer Posnia" drawn by Bill Quackenbush (?); 8 page Chop Chop story "North To Alaska" drawn by Bill Ward; 1 page text story "The Destroyer Strikes"; 11 page Blackhawk story "The Winged Death Demons" drawn by Bill Quackenbush (?); 1 page Wun Cloo story "Truth And/Or Consequences" by Jack Cole. Cover by Reed Crandall. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Blue Bolt (1949) 109 GD- 1.8

    • Glue along spine.
    Starts Dec 17
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    Auction Item: Bobby Benson's B-Bar-B Riders (1950 ME/AC) 14 CBCS 5.5

    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #3354D0-002
    Starts Apr 1

    Art by Bob Powell, Howard Nostrand, Dick Ayers and Ernie Bache. Edited by Raymond C. Krank. Cover by Dick Ayers and Ernie Bache. Teen cowboy adventures set in the 1950s, based on the popular radio program that ran from 1949 to 1955. Bobby and his friends Tex, Windy, and Irish face modern-day rustlers and other challenges of life on the ranch. Rogue Native Americans abduct the leaders of different tribes in an effort to create a new Native American empire. Head Hunter of Pirates Peak; The Brat; The Arena of Death; The Ghost Bell of Terror Valley. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Bobby Benson's B-Bar-B Riders (1950 ME/AC) 14 VG+ 4.5

    • Small corner pieces (margins) missing from a few interior pages.
    Starts Jan 7

    Art by Bob Powell, Howard Nostrand, Dick Ayers and Ernie Bache. Edited by Raymond C. Krank. Cover by Dick Ayers and Ernie Bache. Teen cowboy adventures set in the 1950s, based on the popular radio program that ran from 1949 to 1955. Bobby and his friends Tex, Windy, and Irish face modern-day rustlers and other challenges of life on the ranch. Rogue Native Americans abduct the leaders of different tribes in an effort to create a new Native American empire. Head Hunter of Pirates Peak; The Brat; The Arena of Death; The Ghost Bell of Terror Valley. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.