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  • Item #47771766
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    Published Oct 1959 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 257 GD 2.0

    • Heavy cover oxidation, 1.5" cumulative spine split.
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "The Reporter of Steel!", script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Luthor creates a ray that gives super-powers and uses it on Clark Kent; But Clark convinces Luthor it also compels him to be super-generous, and Luthor destroys the device. 2/3-page Tricksy, World's Greatest Stunt Man story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Man-Ape Skin Diver!", script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman; Foreign agents kidnap Janu to force Congorilla to retrieve an experimental nuclear tank which they have sunk into a river. "The Three Magic Wishes!", script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; When Tommy Baxter doesn't believe in fairy tales, Supergirl decides to prove him wrong. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #47653908
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    Published Aug 1960 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 267 GD/VG 3.0

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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "Hercules in the 20th Century!", script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Lex Luthor builds a time-machine to bring Hercules to the present to use him to stop Superman; Hercules gets wise to Luthor's plan and helps Superman stop Luthor, and then decides to stay in the present and falls in love with Lois Lane. 3rd appearance of Legion of Super-Heroes, 1st appearance of Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, and Invisible Kid in the Supergirl story "The Three Super-Heroes!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; The Legion comes to the 20th century to meet Supergirl and invites her to come to the 30th Century to apply to join the Legion. One-page Ollie story by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #47771767
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    Published Nov 1961 by DC.

    Auction Item: Action Comics (1938 DC) 282 GD+ 2.5

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    Last 10-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. "Superman's Toughest Day!", script by Bill Finger, art by Al Plastino; A day in Superman's life. His Clark Kent robot has to avoid showing the damage to his hands while on a date with Lois. One-page Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. One-page Sagebrush Sam story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Supergirl of Tomorrow!", script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; Using a time machine, a powerless Supergirl travels to the future, where her powers return and she frees humanity from the tyrannical reign of the Clan of Censors. One-page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #47774427
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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 256 GD/VG 3.0

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

  • Item #47771768
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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 283 FR 1.0

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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. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #47307582
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    Auction Item: Amazing Adult Fantasy (1961) 7 PGX 4.0

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    Starts Jan 21

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Why Won't They Believe Me?, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; A man believes that he has discovered an alien invasion, but he is the real alien, and has amnesia. The Last Man on Earth; A paranoid man seals himself in a bomb shelter, but instead of a war, he misses the discovery of immortality in space and the exodus of humanity. Witch Hunt; A woman accused of witchcraft is exonerated, but discovers that her fiancé really is a witch. Journey's End. The Icy Fingers of Fear. All scripts by Stan Lee, all art by Steve Ditko. Every issue in this title contains wonderful O. Henry-style stores. This series was great while it lasted, but it was short-lived because Stan admitted he couldn't come up with twist-ending stories fast enough to meet the grinding monthly publishing deadlines. Little wonder, as he was also writing most other Marvel titles at the time. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Adult Fantasy (1961) 13 PGX 4.5

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    Starts Jan 7

    1st Printing. Cover art by Steve Ditko. The Unsuspecting; Shape-shifting aliens invade Earth, taking the form of TV sets in order to influence people's thinking. Great Zeus; Zeus decides to leave Mt. Olympus and return to Earth, but when he arrives, far from his lightning bolts intimidating mortals, they find him a source of entertainment and want to book him as an act. The Little Gypsy Tea Room; A criminal forces a gypsy to hide him from the police, but gets more than he bargained for when she does help him. The Ultimate Weapon. At the Stroke of Midnight! All scripts by Stan Lee, all art by Steve Ditko. 36 pgs. $0.10. NOTE: 1994 JC Penney reprint exists. Can be identified by having a Stridex ad on the back cover. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Adventures (1961 1st Series) 4 PGX 4.0

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    Starts Jan 7

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. I Am Robot X, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; The creation of sentient robots provokes a demagogic campaign revealed to be the work of Martian spies. The Pact text story, art by Joe Maneely. Who or What Was...the Bootblack?, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Simon Sledge is a cruel and heartless businessman who delights in making others suffer; On the way to the biggest deal of his life, one that will eliminate the last of his competition, he stops for a shoeshine; Suddenly his feet are moving away from his destination, taking him far from the deal that will give him a monopoly in his field. What Lurks Within? starring Doctor Droom, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; Doctor Droom frightens off alien invaders by convincing them that a construction sites wrecking ball is a life-form. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #47409866
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    Auction Item: Amazing Fantasy (1962) 15 FR 1.0

    • STAPLES REPLACED. Near full length spine split (taped), tape on interior cover and centerfold.
    Starts Jan 7

    Origin and 1st Appearance of Spider-Man by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko (11pgs). 1st appearance of Aunt May and Uncle Ben. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Steve Ditko. "Spider-Man!", script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Peter Parker is bitten by a radioactive spider and gains the abilities of a spider; When he fails to stop a burglar who runs past him, his uncle is killed as a result; He therefore swears never to shirk his responsibility again. "The Bell-Ringer!", script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; On a small Mediterranean island of fisherfolk, Old Pedros is the town bell-ringer; One day the volcano atop the island begins to erupt; The villagers evacuate and put out to sea; Old Pedros, though, stays at the church; "The bells must be rung," he tells himself. "Man in the Mummy Case!", script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; A fugitive accepts a mummy's help to escape the police, only to find himself an ancient Egyptian slave. Stan Lee's editorial explaining title change. "There Are Martians Among Us!", script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; The discovery of a crashed flying saucer frightens a small town, especially when the townspeople realize that the Martians are among them; A month goes by with the aliens still at large. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #47411706
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 1 GD 2.0

    Starts Jan 7

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Steve Ditko. Spider-Man, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Spider-Man origin retold; J. Jonah Jameson introduced; Spider-Man rescues John Jameson, J. Jonah Jameson's son, from his malfunctioning space capsule. Spider-Man vs. The Chameleon, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Spider-Man tries to join the Fantastic Four and stops the Chameleon. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 138. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #47366463
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 2 PR 0.5

    • INCOMPLETE. Corner missing from cover and first two pages (affects art and story). 2" Cumulative spine split. Pen markings on front cover.
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    Cover art by Steve Ditko. First appearance of the Vulture in Duel to the Death with the Vulture!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; The Vulture is so confident in his abilities that he announces his plans to steal a diamond shipment to the police; When Spider-Man hears this he decides to stop the Vulture. The Uncanny Threat of the Terrible Tinkerer!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; When Peter Parker discovers some alien modifications to a professor's radio he tracks down a group of aliens with plans to take over the Earth. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 139. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 3 GD 2.0

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    Cover art by Steve Ditko. First appearance of Dr. Octopus in Spider-Man Versus Doctor Octopus, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; When an experiment goes wrong, Otto Octavius gains control of his robotic arms and decides to take over an atomic facility, but Spider-Man stops him. Spider-Man pin-up page by Ditko. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 140. First issue with a letters column (including a letter by MyComicShop president Buddy Saunders!). 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #47651290
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 5 VG- 3.5

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    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Marked for Destruction by Doctor Doom!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Dr. Doom tries to trick Spider-Man into helping him defeat the Fantastic Four; When Spider-Man turns him down, he decides to capture Spider-Man; Flash Thompson dresses up as Spider-Man for a prank and Dr. Doom mistakes him for the real Spider-Man and captures him instead, and Flash has to be saved by the real Spider-Man. First Time Doctor Doom uses a robot to take his place. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 142. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #47651291
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 7 VG- 3.5

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    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.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 9 CGC 4.5 Restored

    • Trimmed
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • (Tape on cover.) Top and bottom edge trimmed.
    • Label #1999333001
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    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 #47367884
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 15 VG+ 4.5

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    Cover art by Steve Ditko. First appearance of Kraven the Hunter in Kraven the Hunter!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; The Chameleon hires his old friend Kraven the Hunter to hunt down Spider-Man. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 10 and 153. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #47367895
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 16 VG+ 4.5

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    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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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 17 CGC 3.5

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1999333013
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    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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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 19 CGC 6.0

    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • FROM THE COLLECTION OF KEVIN MICHAEL MCFADDEN.
    • Label #1295851003
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    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.

  • Item #47367928
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 20 VG/FN 5.0

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    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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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 28 CGC 7.5

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Other — see grading notes
    • 1" crack to lower back side of slab.
    • Label #1074646001
    Starts Jan 7

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. First appearance of the Molten Man in "The Menace of the Molten Man!", script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), art by Steve Ditko; Peter Parker needs his old costume, so he goes to the lab of the inventor Smythe, who created the robot J. Jonah Jameson used to try and beat Spiderman with; During that battle Parker had to remove his costume in order to escape; While there he witnesses an argument between Smythe and a man named Raxton, which results in an accident turning Raxton into, the Molten Man; At first Raxton is confused when he walks out of the lab, but on the street he gets mad at a driver and smashes the car with his fists; Realizing his power Raxton decides he can be a super villain, but before he can do anything Spiderman comes in through his window and asks Raxton to turn himself in stating that so far no major crimes have been committed; A fight ensues; Peter graduates from high school. The Merry Marvel Bullpen Page. Reprinted in Marvel Tales #166. This is a very difficult book to find in the higher grades because the black cover easily shows virtually every imperfection, no matter how minor. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 28 GD+ 2.5

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    Cover art by Steve Ditko. First appearance of the Molten Man in "The Menace of the Molten Man!", script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), art by Steve Ditko; Peter Parker needs his old costume, so he goes to the lab of the inventor Smythe, who created the robot J. Jonah Jameson used to try and beat Spiderman with; During that battle Parker had to remove his costume in order to escape; While there he witnesses an argument between Smythe and a man named Raxton, which results in an accident turning Raxton into, the Molten Man; At first Raxton is confused when he walks out of the lab, but on the street he gets mad at a driver and smashes the car with his fists; Realizing his power Raxton decides he can be a super villain, but before he can do anything Spiderman comes in through his window and asks Raxton to turn himself in stating that so far no major crimes have been committed; A fight ensues; Peter graduates from high school. The Merry Marvel Bullpen Page. Reprinted in Marvel Tales #166. This is a very difficult book to find in the higher grades because the black cover easily shows virtually every imperfection, no matter how minor. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 29 CGC 9.0

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1299481005
    Starts Jan 7

    Cover by Steve Ditko. Never Step on a Scorpion!, script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), pencils by Steve Ditko, inks by Steve Ditko; Scorpion breaks free from jail and plans on killing both Spider-Man and J. Jonah Jameson. The Merry Marvel Bullpen Page; Ads for Spider-Man T-Shirt and MMMS fan club. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 168. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 34 CGC 8.0

    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1990625020
    Starts Jan 7

    Cover by Steve Ditko. Fourth appearance of Kraven the Hunter in "The Thrill of the Hunt, script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), art by Steve Ditko; Kraven dresses up as Spider-Man and harasses J. Jonah Jameson to get Spider-Man to come out for a re-match of their last fight. Ad for Marvel T-Shirts and MMMS items, art by Marie Severin. Letter to the editor from comics editor Richard Pini (Elfquest). 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 35 CBCS 8.5

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #760-AA-001
    Starts Jan 7

    Cover pencils by Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby (Spider-Man figure), inks by Steve Ditko and Sol Brodsky (Spider-Man figure). The Molten Man Regrets...!, script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), art by Steve Ditko; The Molten Man is released from jail and he decides he is going to be smarter about his next robbery, but Spider-Man puts an end to his plans. Ad for Hulk T-Shirt and other MMMS items, art by Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, and Frank Giacoia. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 28 and 174. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 39 CGC 5.0

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0322197008
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    Cover art by John Romita. How Green Was My Goblin!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita (who begins as regular penciler), inks by Mike Esposito [as Mickey Demeo] and John Romita (touch-ups); Peter heads to the doctor with the sniffles and learns that Aunt May's health is very fragile; Spidey is roped into tangling with a bunch of goons who zap him with a mysterious gas; Not realizing that the gas has weakened his spider sense, he changes into Peter Parker under the watchful gaze of the Green Goblin; The Goblin confronts Spidey outside of his home and captures him as Peter is worried that Aunt May might be overcome by the commotion; Trussed up in the Goblin's lair, Peter is shocked when the Goblin takes off his mask and reveals himself to be Norman Osborn. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 178. According to Les Daniels in "Marvel: Five Fabulous Decades of the World's Greatest Comics" (Abrams, 1991), artist Steve Ditko resigned because of a disagreement over the Goblin's identity. Ditko wanted it to be someone anonymous--a new, unknown guy; Lee wanted it to be a familiar character that would startle readers. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 39 VG/FN 5.0

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    Cover art by John Romita. How Green Was My Goblin!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita (who begins as regular penciler), inks by Mike Esposito [as Mickey Demeo] and John Romita (touch-ups); Peter heads to the doctor with the sniffles and learns that Aunt May's health is very fragile; Spidey is roped into tangling with a bunch of goons who zap him with a mysterious gas; Not realizing that the gas has weakened his spider sense, he changes into Peter Parker under the watchful gaze of the Green Goblin; The Goblin confronts Spidey outside of his home and captures him as Peter is worried that Aunt May might be overcome by the commotion; Trussed up in the Goblin's lair, Peter is shocked when the Goblin takes off his mask and reveals himself to be Norman Osborn. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 178. According to Les Daniels in "Marvel: Five Fabulous Decades of the World's Greatest Comics" (Abrams, 1991), artist Steve Ditko resigned because of a disagreement over the Goblin's identity. Ditko wanted it to be someone anonymous--a new, unknown guy; Lee wanted it to be a familiar character that would startle readers. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 41 CGC 3.5

    • Paper: Off white
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    • Label #1999333016
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    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.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 47 VG+ 4.5

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    Cover by John Romita Sr. "In the Hands of the Hunter," script by Stan Lee, art and cover by John Romita Sr.; Kraven the Hunter wants cash from Norman Osborn for attacking Spider-Man; since Norman is out of town, Kraven kidnaps Norman's son, Harry, at a party; Spider-Man appears, and he and Kraven fight, but when Norman shows up he can't remember who Kraven is, so doesn't pay him the money; Kraven escapes while Spidey saves Norman. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 33 and 187. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 50 VG 4.0

    Starts Jan 7

    Cover pencils by John Romita. First appearance of the Kingpin in Spider-Man No More!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita, inks by Mike Esposito [as Mickey Dimeo]; Fearing for his aunt's health and tired of being hounded by Jameson, Peter gives up being Spider-Man and concentrates on being a simple college student; A kid finds the discarded Spidey suit in the trash can and brings it to the Daily Bugle where Jonah proudly puts it on display; Pete's personal life starts looking up but crime increases as the Kingpin gathers the mob under his leadership; Feeling guilty about the crime wave, Peter remembers the lessons taught to him by his uncle's death and decides to become Spider-Man once again. Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon cameos. Reprinted in Marvel Tales #190. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 50 GD+ 2.5

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    Cover pencils by John Romita. First appearance of the Kingpin in Spider-Man No More!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita, inks by Mike Esposito [as Mickey Dimeo]; Fearing for his aunt's health and tired of being hounded by Jameson, Peter gives up being Spider-Man and concentrates on being a simple college student; A kid finds the discarded Spidey suit in the trash can and brings it to the Daily Bugle where Jonah proudly puts it on display; Pete's personal life starts looking up but crime increases as the Kingpin gathers the mob under his leadership; Feeling guilty about the crime wave, Peter remembers the lessons taught to him by his uncle's death and decides to become Spider-Man once again. Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon cameos. Reprinted in Marvel Tales #190. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 51 CBCS 6.0

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #B30338-003
    Starts Jan 7

    Cover by John Romita Sr. Second appearance of the Kingpin in In the Clutches of...the Kingpin!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita, inks by Mike Esposito (as Mickey Demeo); When the Kingpin orders that J. Jonah Jameson be silenced for his negative press on Fisk's illegal activites, Spidey swings in to save the EIC; But can the Wallcrawler take the big guy in a one-on-one brawl? Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 36. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 54 FN 6.0

    Starts Jan 7

    Cover by John Romita Sr. The Tentacles and the Trap!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita, inks by Mike Esposito (as Mickey Demeo); Spider-Man faces off against Doctor Octopus on the lawn of the Parker house; With Aunt May caught in the crossfire, ol' Webhead will have to think fast if he wants to save her. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 39. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 57 FN+ 6.5

    Starts Jan 7

    Cover by John Romita Sr. The Coming of Ka-Zar!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita and Don Heck, inks by Mike Esposito (as Mickey Demeo); A still amnesiac Spider-Man must contend with the police, military, and worst of all: Ka-Zar and Zabu; Spider-Man falls into water from a great height. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 61 FN 6.0

    Starts Dec 17

    Cover by John Romita Sr. What A Tangled Web We Weave..!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita Sr. (layouts) and Don Heck (pencils), inks by Mike Esposito (as Mickey Demeo); After Captain George Stacy gets accused of breaking into police files, he and Gwen Stacy and him leave town; Kingpin kidnaps George and Gwen; Kingpin escapes via Norman Osborn's private helicopter. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 44. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 64 VG- 3.5

    • Signed by John Romita with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.
    Starts Dec 17

    Cover by John Romita Sr. The Vulture's Prey, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita Sr. (layouts) and Don Heck (pencils), inks by Mike Esposito (as Mickey Demeo); Spider-Man battles the Vulture in the skies of New York!; But with an arm injury cramping the Wallcrawler's style, duking it out with Adrian Toomes won't be an easy feat! Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 47. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Annual Canadian Edition/Price Variant 1 FR 1.0

    • 7 1/4" Cumulative spine split.
    Starts Jan 7

    Canadian Edition (blank interior covers). Cover art by Steve Ditko. First appearance of the Sinister Six (Doctor Octopus, Electro, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio, Sandman, and the Vulture) in a new 41-page story, "The Sinister Six!" Script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Dr. Octopus organizes the Sinister Six, composed of other Spider-Man Villains; They capture Betty Brant and Aunt May and force Spider-Man to rescue them. Cameos by the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Iron Man, Giant Man, and the Wasp. Lots of back-up features (all art by Ditko): 14 pages of pin-ups (Spider-Man's most famous foes); 9-page "The Secrets of Spider-Man"; 3-page "How Stan Lee and Steve Ditko Create Spider-Man!"; and other miscellaneous pin-ups. Giant 76-page issue! Most of this issue reprinted in Marvel Tales # 150. 76 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Annual Canadian Edition/Price Variant 2 FN 6.0

    Starts Jan 7

    Canadian Edition (blank interior covers). Doctor Strange guest stars in an all-new 20-page story, "The Wondrous World of Doctor Strange!" Script by Stan Lee, art and cover by Steve Ditko. Ditko also provides 5 pages of new pin-ups (Spider-Man's famous foes). Finally, there are three reprints from Amazing Spider-Man 1 ("Spider-Man"), 2 ("The Uncanny Threat of the Terrible Tinkerer!"), and 5 ("Marked for Destruction by Dr. Doom!"). Giant 72-page special! Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 167. Cover price $0.25.

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    Atom (1962) #1 CBCS 5.5
    Published Jul 1962 by DC.

    Auction Item: Atom (1962) 1 CBCS 5.5

    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #13B6F0-008
    Starts Jan 7

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. "Master of the Plant World!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson; When a series of mysterious robberies occur which involve strange highly intelligent plants, Ray Palmer decides to investigate as the Atom when he learns about the strange circumstances from Jean Loring; As the Atom, Ray follows Jean as she goes on fact finding about the type of plants that are used, and decides to wait out in a greenhouse to keep a secret eye on Jean; When Jean nods off, Atom notices a group of Dryads that suddenly spring out of the flowers and fly away on petals. Atom follows after them and learns that they are under the control of a criminal called the Plant Master, who intends to use his mutated plants to try and take over the world; Trying to stop the Planet Master, the Atom is trapped in a Venus fly trap while the Planet Master leaves with the Dryads to initiate his plan. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 1 PR 0.5

    • INCOMPLETE. Ad page and half of centerfold missing. Does not affect art or story.
    Starts Jan 7

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. In this first landmark issue, Thor, Hulk, Iron Man, and Ant Man form the Avengers in "The Coming of the Avengers!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; Loki, having been previously captured by Thor, is being held prisoner at the Isle of Silence in Asgard; His physical form may be confined there, but by means of thought projection his disembodied self travels to Earth in search of revenge; He spots Thor in his human identity of Dr. Don Blake, but resists defeating him as it would be a hollow victory compared to defeating him as Thor; After hours of searching, Loki happens across the Hulk and devises a wicked plan to entice Blake to transform into Thor; Hours later, newspapers print articles about the Hulk being on the rampage again and a manhunt begins; The Hulk's friend, Rick Jones, reads the article with disbelief and meets with members of the Teen Brigade in order to find help to track Hulk down to find the truth; They attempt to contact the Fantastic Four but Loki interferes with the radio signal, diverting it to Don Blake; He decides to transform into Thor to help the Teen Brigade; Unknown to Loki, the radio signal is also picked up by Ant-Man, the Wasp, and Iron Man, who also travel to assist; Iron Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp pursue the Hulk to an auto factory in Detroit; Thor appears with Loki to clear Hulk's name; Suddenly Loki makes himself radioactive forcing the heroes to retreat; Luckily, Loki stands over a trapdoor and Ant-Man's ants trigger a switch, dropping him into a lead-lined tank; Upon celebrating their victory, Ant-Man and the Wasp point out how well they could work as a team, and that they should work together in future; The Wasp decides they should call themselves the Avengers, and everybody agrees. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 3 CGC 7.5

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1997595001
    Starts Jan 7

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Paul Reinman. The Avengers Meet... Sub-Mariner!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Paul Reinman; After he left them, the Avengers feel responsible for the damages that the Hulk may cause; They start a search for him and find him. When they start to battle, the Sub-Mariner joins the Hulk. Roster includes: Thor, Giant-Man, Wasp, and Iron Man. Guest appearances by the Hulk, Rick Jones, the Sub-Mariner, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, the original X-Men, Odin, and miscellaneous Asgardians. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 3 VG 4.0

    Starts Jan 7

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Paul Reinman. The Avengers Meet... Sub-Mariner!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Paul Reinman; After he left them, the Avengers feel responsible for the damages that the Hulk may cause; They start a search for him and find him. When they start to battle, the Sub-Mariner joins the Hulk. Roster includes: Thor, Giant-Man, Wasp, and Iron Man. Guest appearances by the Hulk, Rick Jones, the Sub-Mariner, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, the original X-Men, Odin, and miscellaneous Asgardians. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 4 PR 0.5

    • INCOMPLETE. Ad page missing, does not affect art or story.
    Starts Jan 7

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by George Roussos. Captain America Joins... The Avengers!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by George Roussos; Namor attacks a group of eskimos and throws their idol into the sea. When the ice melts, the figure trapped within turns out to be Captain America, in suspended animation since the end of World War II; The Avengers rescue Cap and return to New York. An alien figure turns our heroes to stone. When Cap and Rick Jones track him down, the alien agrees to restore the Avengers if they agree to help him recover his broken space ship in return; When doing so, the Avengers are attacked by Namor. Roster includes: Thor, Giant-Man, Wasp, Iron Man and Captain America. Rick Jones and Sub-Mariner appearances. First modern appearances of Captain America and Bucky. First appearance (shadowed cameo of face) of the first Baron Zemo. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 5 CGC 8.0

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0285057001
    Starts Jan 7

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Vince Colletta. "The Invasion of the Lava Men!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Paul Reinman; The Avengers return to their mansion to inspect the damage caused by the battle with the Hulk; Days later, a mysterious high-pitched sound destroys a computer in one of Tony Stark's factories in Long Island and Iron Man is informed; Meanwhile, Giant-Man and the Wasp are conducting experiments inside of a large anthill; They are also affected by the noise and manage to escape before the anthill collapses; In his medical office, Don Blake reads about the effects of the noise in the newspaper; Thor meets up with Captain America and Rick Jones, who are training, and they witness another shockwave; The six heroes investigate the source of this new unknown threat; Meanwhile, in an army base in the west of the country, a strange rock breaks the surface of the earth, and soldiers investigate. Roster includes: Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Wasp, and Giant-Man. Appearance by the Hulk. First letters page; letter to the editor from comics artist Alan Weiss. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 8 VG 4.0

    Starts Jan 7

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. Kang, The Conqueror!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Vince Colletta cover; Kang appears and demands to be made ruler of the Earth; The Avengers attempt to stop him, but it comes down to Wasp and the Teen Brigade to slow Kang long enough for the rest of the Avengers to free themselves and put an end to Kang's threat. Roster: Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Wasp, Giant-Man, and Rick Jones. First appearance of Kang. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 8 GD 2.0

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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. Kang, The Conqueror!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Vince Colletta cover; Kang appears and demands to be made ruler of the Earth; The Avengers attempt to stop him, but it comes down to Wasp and the Teen Brigade to slow Kang long enough for the rest of the Avengers to free themselves and put an end to Kang's threat. Roster: Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Wasp, Giant-Man, and Rick Jones. First appearance of Kang. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 10 CGC 6.0 Qualified SS

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Signed by Stan Lee on 6/19/16. Page 12 missing, does not affect story. INCOMPLETE.
    • Label #1375415010
    Starts Jan 7

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone. First appearance of Immortus in "The Avengers Break Up!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Dick Ayers; Immortus appears before the Masters of Evil and demands to join them against the Avengers, using his control of the realm of Limbo to summon other powerful people from past ages to help them. Roster: Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Wasp, Giant-Man, and Rick Jones. Villains: the Executioner, the Enchantress, Baron Zemo, and Kang. Letter to the editor from comics artist Gene Day. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 17 FN- 5.5

    Starts Dec 17

    "Four Against the Minotaur!" Script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck (some faces retouched by Jack Kirby), inks by Dick Ayers. Avengers Roll Call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and Rick Jones. Villains: the Mole Man, the Leader, and the first and only appearance of a minotaur. Guest appearance by the Hulk. As this and the story from Tales to Astonish 69 take place at the same time, some panels are reproductions of the Astonish panels. Reprinted in Marvel Triple Action # 11. Kirby/Frank Giacoia cover. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 25 GD 2.0

    Starts Dec 17

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. "Enter... Dr. Doom!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Dick Ayers; Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver recieve a letter from their Aunt in Latveria and decide to visit her; When they arrive they are jailed and discover it is a trap set up by Doctor Doom, who decides defeating the Avengers will instill fear in to the Fantastic Four,making them easy to defeat; The Fantastic Four attempt to assist the Avengers, but are not allowed, as interference could spark an international incident; Nevertheless, the Avengers escape and fight Doom to a standstill, where he causes a diversion and escapes. Avengers roll call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Guest appearance by the Fantastic Four. Letter to the editor from writer Steve Utley. Reprinted in Marvel Triple Action #19. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Avengers (1963 1st Series) 42 CGC 9.6

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1211686006
    Starts Jan 7

    Cover pencils by John Buscema, inks by George Roussos. Captain America returns to the Avengers in "The Plan and the Power!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by John Buscema, inks by George Roussos (as George Bell); Quicksilver contacts the Fantastic Four for info on Diablo, and Hawkeye, the Scarlet Witch, Hercules and himself go to find him; Meanwhile, Goliath awakes and tries to attack Diablo, but the Wasp is held prisoner so he backs down. Diablo plans to generate an army of Dragon Men; The Avengers arrive and Hercules saves the Wasp while the rest battle Diablo; The Dragon Man is thrown into a pit of lava and Captain America arrives to battle Diablo; He is quickly defeated and is sent to prison; Meanwhile, Black Widow survives the Psychotron, and is put to sleep. Avengers roll call: Hawkeye, Goliath, the Wasp, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Guest appearances by Hercules, the Black Widow, and Mr. Fantastic and the Thing (of the Fantastic Four). Letter to the editor from Carlos Pacheco (the comics artist?). 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.