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  • Item #52719355
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    Published Jul 1958 by DC.

    Action Comics (1938 DC) 242 FR 1.0

    1st app. and origin Braniac, Kandor

    Water damage.

    Starts Apr 5

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Origin and first appearance of Brainiac, and the first mention of the shrunken city of Kandor in "The Super-Duel in Space," script by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino; While on an experimental rocket, Clark and Lois encounter the alien Brainiac, who plans to shrink and bottle the great cities of Earth and then use them to repopulate his planet; Superman gets inside Brainiacs ship when the villain snatches Metropolis and there finds a bottle with the Kryptonian city of Kandor. Untitled Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Traffic Cop of 2058, A.D." starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. "Safari From Space," art by Howard Sherman; Congo Bill vs. Xov. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #52825056
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    Published Nov 1959 by DC.

    Action Comics (1938 DC) 258 VG+ 4.5

    1/2" spine split from bottom.

    Starts Apr 5

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Menace of the Cosmic Man," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; General Malvio creates a robot superhero so that he can use him to assassinate the President of Borkia. One-page Tricksy story by Henry Boltinoff. "Congorilla Goes to War," script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman; Congorilla protects a daffy ex-Foreign Legion officer who thinks his pets are still his troops. "Supergirl's Farewell to Earth!", script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Superman punishes Supergirl for revealing her existence to Krypto; But Supergirl discovers a secret about Superman all by herself. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #51050157
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    Published Nov 1960 by DC.

    Action Comics (1938 DC) 270 CGC 9.0

    Paper: Cream to off white

    Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case

    Label #1053949006

    Starts Apr 5

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Old Man of Metropolis!", script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Forte; Superman inadvertently smashes through the time barrier into the future - but emerges as an old man with no super powers. "Supergirl's Busiest Day!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; With Superman on a space mission, Supergirl has a day full of emergencies to deal with. One-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. Supermen of America ad. Justice League of America ad. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #52906669
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    Published Dec 1966 by DC.

    Action Comics (1938 DC) 344 CGC 8.5

    Paper: Off white

    Slab: Standard, no notable issues

    Label #3734083013

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. "Superman's Nightmare Dreams!", script by Otto Binder, art by Wayne Boring; Superman and Batman use a machine to temporarily switch bodies. Batman has no control over Superman's body, breaking some containers and exposing Superman's mind to red kryptonite before switching back to his own body; Cameos by the Joker, the Riddler, and the Penguin (on cards). Superman and Batman ad. "The (Super) Girl in the Green House," script by Jim Shooter, art by Jim Mooney; While exploring space, Supergirl finds another planet that is similar to Earth, except that it is run by teens; She is tricked into running for President. An All-Star Collection of the Best of Batman ad. Adventures in the G.I.Joe Club with Andy and George ad. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #49597482
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    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 227 VG+ 4.5

    Starts Mar 8

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Good Samaritan of Smallville, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; Somebody in Smallville is helping people and Superboy is getting the credit for it. A Day in the Life of Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon; People In the News wants to do a show about Aquaman. Varsity Vic humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Green Arrow Mystery Cards, art by George Papp. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #52755124
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    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 260 CGC 4.5

    1st Silver Age origin of Aquaman

    Paper: Off white to white

    Label #3737714009

    Starts Apr 5

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

  • Item #52779889
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    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 267 GD+ 2.5

    1" cumulative spine split.

    Starts Apr 5

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

  • Item #52909941
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    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 283 GD+ 2.5

    1st app. Phantom Zone

    2.5" cumulative spine split.

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

  • Item #52779940
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    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 300 VG 4.0

    Starts Apr 5

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

  • Item #52942423
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    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 343 CGC 6.5

    Paper: Off white to white

    Label #3723020009

    Starts Mar 8

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. The Evil Hand of the Luck Lords!--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; Saturn Girl visits Thaun to investigate a series of Legionnaire jinxes, only to find that the evil Luck Lords used a super-hypnotic long-range ray. Cap's Hobby Hints--Matching Paint Colors activity page by Henry Boltinoff. Pete Ross' Super Secret!, script by Otto Binder, art by George Papp; Pete Ross discovers Superboy's secret ID. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #52967493
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    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 364 CGC 7.0

    Paper: Off white to white

    Slab: Standard, no notable issues

    Label #3743318015

    Starts Mar 15

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. The Revolt of the Super-Pets!--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Jim Shooter, pencils by Jim Shooter (layouts only) and Pete Costanza, inks by Pete Costanza; The Super-Pets depart for a world which they think appreciates them, but it turns out to be a gang of criminals. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #52906662
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    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 365 CGC 6.5

    Paper: White

    Slab: Standard, no notable issues

    Label #3734083011

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    Cover art by Neal Adams. Intro of Shadow Lass in Escape of the Fatal Five!--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Jim Shooter, pencils by Jim Shooter (layouts only) and Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; The Legion is sent to Talok VIII to investigate its sudden belligerence, with its native heroine Shadow Lass, and fall into separate traps designed for each one of them; The Legionnaires escape their traps, but their energy in doing so powers the Fatal Five's escape from the dimension into which they were flung after their last encounter with the Legion. The Origin and Powers of the Legion of Super-Heroes!--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, pencils by Curt Swan (reprint art, p. 1-4) and Al Plastino (new art, p. 5-6), inks by George Klein (reprint art, p. 1-4) and Al Plastino (new art, p. 5-6); Origins and powers of the Legionnaires, Subs, and Pets. Origins and Powers of the Legion of Super-Heroes text article. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #52906689
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    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 366 CGC 7.0

    Paper: Off white

    Slab: Standard, no notable issues

    Label #3734083016

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    Cover art by Neal Adams. The Fight for the Championship of the Universe!--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Jim Shooter, pencils by Jim Shooter (layouts only) and Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; The Legion discovers that the Fatal Five were behind the belligerence of Talok VIII, while the Fatal Five head to Earth and its Universal Weapons Control Panel. But the Fatal Five discover they need a third key held at Legion Headquarters to operate the weapon; By the time they get there it is being defended by the returned Legionnaires; The Legionnaires fight the Fatal Five long enough for the U.P. Forces to come to their rescue and force the Five to flee. Statement of ownership--average print run 707,000; average paid circulation 412,800. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #52906675
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    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 386 CGC 9.0

    Paper: White

    Slab: Standard, no notable issues

    Label #3734083015

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Murphy Anderson. The Beast That Loved Supergirl!, script by Cary Bates, pencils by Win Mortimer, inks by Jack Abel; a large, green, polkadotted creature loves Supergirl; Supergirl battles Mr. Mxyzptlk. The Brute Suitor with the Ape Shape! starring Supergirl, script by Cary Bates, pencils by Win Mortimer, inks by Jack Abel. House ad for Justice League of America #76. Ollie humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Godmother of Steel! starring Supergirl and Mxyzptlk (cameo), script by Robert Kanigher, art by Kurt Schaffenberger. Hy Wire humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Item #52580324
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    Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (1952) 31 VG/FN 5.0

    Starts Apr 5

    "Rex vs. the Wolf King!" While dealing with a timber wolf that has escaped from a circus into a nearby forest, Rex rescues a camper that has fallen into a river, protects a fawn from a mountain lion and a bear, and battles the leader of a wolf pack. Also includes: "Clue of the Secret Seven!" (starring Detective Chimp); "Valley of the White Giants!"; and "Canine Heirs." Script by Bob Haney and John Broome, pencils by Gil Kane and Carmine Infantino, inks by Bernard Sachs. Cover by Kane. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #51143451
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    Adventures of Robin Hood (1957 ME) 8 FN- 5.5

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    Starts Apr 5

    Art by Frank Bolle. Sometimes listed as The Adventures of Robin Hood #8. Adventures of the legendary hero of old England. Robin Hood must fire himself from a giant bow to save Prince John from French invaders; Sir Galant seeks the truth about a ghost knight who appears to be an empty suit of armor; Illustrated factual pages offer insights on the armor and traditions of Robin Hood's era. Maid Marian; The Human Arrow; Three Who Came Back; The Ghost Knight; In the Days of Knights; The Styles of Medieval Armor; Dare Me Not. Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #50731185
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    Adventures of the Fly (1959 Archie) 4 VG+ 4.5

    1st Neal Adams work in comics

    From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.

    Starts Apr 5

    Edited by John Goldwater. Cover by Joe Simon. Stories by Joe Simon, Ted Galindo, Chic Stone, Sol Brodsky, and Bob Powell. Neal Adams pencils in one panel of the second story (bottom panel of page 11 of the book in which Tommy transforms into the Fly). This is some of his earliest professional work. Archie Comics amiable and agile super-hero The Fly battles an assortment of nefarious villains, including the Dazzler. Includes an adventure starring The Shield as well. Bobby Bell's Judo Page, art by Jack Sparling. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #49597196
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    Published Oct 1956 by DC.

    All American Men of War (1952) 38 GD/VG 3.0

    Starts Mar 8

    Edited by Whitney Ellsworth and Robert Kanigher. Cover by Jerry Grandenetti. Stories by Dave Wood, Ross Andru, Mike Esposito, Bob Haney, Russ Heath, Robert Kanigher, Joe Kubert, Bill Finger, and Jerry Grandenetti. Adventure tales of war and the military, including some humor—go into combat with All American Men of War! 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #52909942
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    All American Men of War (1952) 67 VG 4.0

    Water damage.

    Starts Apr 5

    Edited by Whitney Ellsworth and Robert Kanigher. Cover by Jerry Grandenetti. Stories by Bob Haney, Jerry Grandenetti, Bob Haney, Russ Heath, Morris Waldinger, Tom Nicolisi, Robert Kanigher, Ross Andru, and Mike Esposito. Adventure tales of war and the military, including some humor—go into combat with All American Men of War! 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #50891318
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    Published Mar 1960 by DC.

    All Star Western (1951) 111 VG- 3.5

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    Edited by Julius Schwartz. Cover by Gil Kane. Stories by Robert Kanigher, Gil Kane, Joe Giella, John Broome, Howard Sherman, Gardner Fox, Carmine Infantino, and Bernard Sachs. Tales of the Old West starring such characters as the Trigger Twins, Foley of the Fighting 5th, and Johnny Thunder. It's Fun to Help Others public service announcement with Superboy by Jack Schiff, art by Curt Swan and Stan Kaye. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #52926417
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    Published Sep 1957 by Artful.

    All True Romance (1948) 31 GD+ 2.5

    Centerfold detached at one staple and coming loose at the other, folds and wrinkles in a few interior pages.

    Starts Mar 8

    This issue is misprinted as issue 3 in the indicia. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #52539764
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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 7 CGC 4.5

    Paper: Off white to white

    Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case

    Label #1169783007

    Starts Apr 5

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. The Return of the Vulture, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Adrian Toomes breaks out of prison and goes on a crime spree, and ends up battling Spider-Man in the skies above New York. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 4 and # 144. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #52926455
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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 7 PR 0.5

    INCOMPLETE. Page missing, does not affect story. 6" cumulative spine split, centerfold detached, interior tears.

    Starts Apr 5

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. The Return of the Vulture, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Adrian Toomes breaks out of prison and goes on a crime spree, and ends up battling Spider-Man in the skies above New York. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 4 and # 144. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #52644042
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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 9 FR 1.0

    1st app. Electro

    Original staples missing, staples added (not manufacturing) with several extra sets of punctures. 2" Cumulative spine split, centerfold detached, tears throughout interior.

    Starts Apr 5

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. First appearance of Electro in The Man Called Electro!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Electro decides to break some other criminals out of jail so they can help him with his crime spree; Spider-Man must balance taking care of Aunt May, who is in the hospital, and capturing Electro. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 6 and 146. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #52644043
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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 10 GD/VG 3.0

    Staple rust/migration, water damage.

    Starts Apr 5

    Cover pencils by Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby, inks by Steve Ditko and Dick Ayers. The Enforcers!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; The Enforcers try to shake down Betty Brant, which brings them to the attention of Spider-Man. House as for Fantastic Four #24, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by George Roussos. Special Announcement Section wherein Stan plugs a few upcoming issues. X-Men #4, The Avengers #4 and Fantastic Four #25 are mentioned. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #52867359
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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 11 CGC 4.5

    Paper: White

    Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case

    Label #3752572001

    Starts Apr 5

    Cover art by Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby. Turning Point, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Betty's brother has gotten himself into trouble with gambling debts and Betty is forced to help in Doc Ock's plot to break Blackie Gaxton out of prison to keep her sibling alive; Spider-Man interrupts the escape and Blackie shoots Bennett during the conflict; Gaxton is captured but Doc Ock gets away; Peter tries to comfort Betty over the loss of her brother. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 148. House ads for Avengers #4 and Daredevil #1. Letter to the editor from comics artist Ken Landgraf. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #52218446
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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 12 CGC 6.0

    Paper: Cream to off white

    Slab: Scuffing on back of case; Scuffing to inner well of case

    Label #3722701001

    Starts Apr 5

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Unmasked by Dr. Octopus!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Peter has the 24 hour flu when Doc Ock captures Betty Brant in hopes of luring Spider-Man into battle; Ock beats the under the weather web-head and unmasks him, but everyone thinks it is just Peter trying to be brave by impersonating Spidey; Once he has recovered, Spider-Man battles through the wild animals Ock has released from the zoo to take on old six-arms himself. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 149. Letter to the editor from comics artist Dave Cockrum. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 14 CGC 2.0

    1st app. Green Goblin

    Paper: Off white

    Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case

    Label #3780530001

    Starts Apr 5

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. First appearance of the Green Goblin (Norman Osborn) in The Grotesque Adventure of the Green Goblin!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; The Green Goblin hires the Enforcers to help him defeat Spider-Man; To further his plan he convinces B.J. Cosmos to film a movie of Spider-Man fighting Goblin and the Enforcers in the desert; While filming, Goblin and the Enforcers attack Spider-Man and accidentally awaken the Hulk. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 9 and 152. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 16 GD/VG 3.0

    Starts Apr 5

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Duel with Daredevil, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; When the Circus of Crime comes to town, they advertise that Spider-Man will be appearing in an attempt to fill the big top before they rob it; Spider-Man sees the advertisements and decides he will show up; He is hypnotized along with the rest of the audience, but unfortunately for the Circus of Crime, the Daredevil is in attendance and immune to the Ringmaster's hat. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 11 and 154. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 16 GD 2.0

    Starts Mar 8

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Duel with Daredevil, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; When the Circus of Crime comes to town, they advertise that Spider-Man will be appearing in an attempt to fill the big top before they rob it; Spider-Man sees the advertisements and decides he will show up; He is hypnotized along with the rest of the audience, but unfortunately for the Circus of Crime, the Daredevil is in attendance and immune to the Ringmaster's hat. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 11 and 154. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 17 VG+ 4.5

    Water damage.

    Starts Apr 5

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Second appearance of the Green Goblin in The Return of the Green Goblin!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Spider-Man attends a fan club meeting organized by Flash Thompson, but the Green Goblin crashes the meeting; Fortunately the Human Torch is in attendance to help Spider-Man; During the battle Spider-Man finds out that Aunt May is in the hospital and he leaves, causing everyone to believe that he is a coward. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 12 and 155. Letter to the editor by comics writer Doug Moench. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 18 CGC 6.5

    Paper: White

    Label #3768991015

    Starts Apr 5

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Third appearance of the Sandman in The End of Spider-Man!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; With the entire city thinking he is a coward, Spider-Man runs from Sandman; Peter's life is in shambles, and he contemplates giving up being Spider-Man to concentrate on his personal life; Cameos by the Avengers, Daredevil, the Fantastic Four, the Green Goblin, Kraven the Hunter, Doctor Octopus, and the Vulture. First appearance of Ned Leeds (later Hobgoblin). Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 13 and 156. Letter to the editor from comics artist Frank Brunner. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 18 GD/VG 3.0

    1/2" spine split from the top, heavy cover oxidation.

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    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Third appearance of the Sandman in The End of Spider-Man!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; With the entire city thinking he is a coward, Spider-Man runs from Sandman; Peter's life is in shambles, and he contemplates giving up being Spider-Man to concentrate on his personal life; Cameos by the Avengers, Daredevil, the Fantastic Four, the Green Goblin, Kraven the Hunter, Doctor Octopus, and the Vulture. First appearance of Ned Leeds (later Hobgoblin). Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 13 and 156. Letter to the editor from comics artist Frank Brunner. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 18 GD 2.0

    Starts Mar 15

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Third appearance of the Sandman in The End of Spider-Man!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; With the entire city thinking he is a coward, Spider-Man runs from Sandman; Peter's life is in shambles, and he contemplates giving up being Spider-Man to concentrate on his personal life; Cameos by the Avengers, Daredevil, the Fantastic Four, the Green Goblin, Kraven the Hunter, Doctor Octopus, and the Vulture. First appearance of Ned Leeds (later Hobgoblin). Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 13 and 156. Letter to the editor from comics artist Frank Brunner. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 19 FN- 5.5

    Back cover creasing.

    Starts Apr 5

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Spidey Strikes Back!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Sandman and the Enforcers capture the Human Torch; When Spider-Man questions a stool pigeon and learns of this he comes to the aid of the Human Torch. Second appearance of Ned Leeds (future Hobgolin) in this issue (first time his name is revealed). Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 14 and 157. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 20 CGC 1.5

    1st app. Scorpion

    Paper: Off white to white

    Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case

    Label #3768991001

    Starts Apr 5

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. First appearance of the Scorpion in The Coming of the Scorpion!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; J. Jonah Jameson pays Dr. Stillwell to turn Mac Gargan into the Scorpion to try to capture Spider-Man. Stillwell's formula makes Gargan become more evil than he originally was and the Scorpion goes on a rampage and is finally stopped by Spider-Man. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 15 and 158. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 22 GD+ 2.5

    Starts Mar 15

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. First appearance of Princess Python (part of the Masters of Menace) in The Clown and His Masters of Menace!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Spider-Man goes to Ringmaster and his criminal circus performers hotel room; the performers kick Ringmaster out of their group and steal some paintings; Spidey battles Ringmaster. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 17 and 160. 32 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 22 FR 1.0

    3" cumulative spine split through cover and all wraps (interior oxidation).

    Starts Mar 22

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. First appearance of Princess Python (part of the Masters of Menace) in The Clown and His Masters of Menace!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Spider-Man goes to Ringmaster and his criminal circus performers hotel room; the performers kick Ringmaster out of their group and steal some paintings; Spidey battles Ringmaster. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 17 and 160. 32 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 23 GD/VG 3.0

    Starts Apr 5

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. The Goblin and the Gangsters, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; the Green Goblin returns and wants to take over Lucky Lobos mob; Spidey battles Lucky Lobo and his gang; Spidey fights the Green Goblin in a factory. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 18 and 161. Letter from Jim Shooter, former editor-in-chief at Marvel, critiquing Marvel's handling of Spider-Man. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 24 CGC 7.0

    Paper: Off white

    Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case

    Label #2020607001

    Starts Apr 5

    Spider-Man goes to see a psychiatrist! But it's really Mysterio messing with Spidey's mind in "Spider-Man Goes Mad." Script by Stan Lee, art and cover by Steve Ditko. Cameos (actually part of Spider-Man's imagination) by Doctor Octopus, the Vulture, and the Sandman. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 19 and 162. Letters to the editor from comics writer Don McGregor and mycomicshop.com president Buddy Saunders! Cover price $0.12.

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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 26 GD- 1.8

    Starts Mar 15

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Fourth appearance of the Green Goblin and first appearance of the Crime Master in The Man In The Crime-Master's Mask, script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), art by Steve Ditko; Spider-Man battles the Crime-Master and the Green Goblin. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 21 and 164. Letter to the editor from comics writer Steve Gerber. 32 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 26 GD- 1.8

    Staple rust/migration, cover coming loose at staples.

    Starts Mar 8

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Fourth appearance of the Green Goblin and first appearance of the Crime Master in The Man In The Crime-Master's Mask, script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), art by Steve Ditko; Spider-Man battles the Crime-Master and the Green Goblin. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 21 and 164. Letter to the editor from comics writer Steve Gerber. 32 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 27 FN 6.0

    Trimmed

    Two edges TRIMMED.

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    Cover by Steve Ditko. Fifth appearance of the Green Goblin in "Bring Back My Goblin to Me," script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), art by Steve Ditko; Spider-Man is caught between the Green Goblin and the Crime-Master. The Merry Marvel Bullpen Page; Ads for Spider-Man T-Shirt and MMMS fan club. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 22 and 165. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 27 VG 4.0

    Cover oxidation.

    Starts Mar 22

    Cover by Steve Ditko. Fifth appearance of the Green Goblin in "Bring Back My Goblin to Me," script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), art by Steve Ditko; Spider-Man is caught between the Green Goblin and the Crime-Master. The Merry Marvel Bullpen Page; Ads for Spider-Man T-Shirt and MMMS fan club. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 22 and 165. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 27 GD/VG 3.0

    Starts Mar 15

    Cover by Steve Ditko. Fifth appearance of the Green Goblin in "Bring Back My Goblin to Me," script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), art by Steve Ditko; Spider-Man is caught between the Green Goblin and the Crime-Master. The Merry Marvel Bullpen Page; Ads for Spider-Man T-Shirt and MMMS fan club. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 22 and 165. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 31 VG+ 4.5

    1st app. Gwen Stacy, Harry Osborn
    Starts Apr 5

    Cover by Steve Ditko. First appearances of Gwen Stacy, Harry Osborn, and Professor Warren. First appearance of the Master Planner (revealed in issue 32 to be Doctor Octopus) in "If This Be My Destiny, script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), art by Steve Ditko; Aunt May falls deathly ill on Peter's first day of college. Meanwhile, the Master Planner is stealing scientific gadgets. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins, art by Steve Ditko and Marie Severin; Bullpen Bulletins page discussing staff; Marvel Checklist; ads for Spider-Man T-Shirt and MMMS. Letter to the editor from comics writer Don McGregor. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 24 and 170. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 32 FN+ 6.5

    Cover oxidation.

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    Doctor Octopus (the Master Planner) in "Man on a Rampage." Script by Stan Lee, art and cover by Steve Ditko. In a battle with Doctor Octopus, Spider-Man gets trapped under tons of steel. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 25 and 171. Cover price $0.12.

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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 36 CGC 7.0

    Paper: Off white to white

    Slab: Standard, no notable issues

    Label #3743323019

    Starts Mar 8

    Cover by Steve Ditko. When Falls the Meteor!, script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), art by Steve Ditko; A strange meteor gives Norton Fester incredible strength and agility. He uses these new powers to become the Looter to fund his scientific research. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 28 and 175. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 36 FN 6.0

    Starts Mar 15

    Cover by Steve Ditko. When Falls the Meteor!, script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), art by Steve Ditko; A strange meteor gives Norton Fester incredible strength and agility. He uses these new powers to become the Looter to fund his scientific research. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 28 and 175. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 41 FN- 5.5

    1st app. Rhino

    Name written on back cover.

    Starts Apr 5

    Cover pencils by John Romita Sr., inks by Mike Esposito and John Romita (touch-ups). First appearance of the Rhino in The Horns of the Rhino!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita Sr., inks by Mike Esposito (as M. Demeo) and John Romita Sr. (touch-ups); The Rhino attempts to kidnap John Jameson to turn him over to foreign powers that want his secrets about the U.S. space program; Spider-Man manages to stop the Rhino. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 30 and 190. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.