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  • Item #51120762
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    Published May 1957 by DC.

    Action Comics (1938 DC) 228 FN/VF 7.0

    Restored (see item notes)

    RESTORATION. Color touch. 1" tear in centerfold.

    Starts Jul 6

    Cover by Al Plastino. "Superman's Super-Skyscraper," art by Al Plastino; Superman constructs a skyscraper in Metropolis and turns it into a museum of his past cases. One-page Varsity Vic story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Gorilla King of the Jungle" starring Congo Bill, art by Howard Sherman; A former Hollywood animal star, Kongorilla is being returned to the jungle, but his former trainer tries to prove the ape has human intelligence. Two-page Lionel and His Lions story by Henry Boltinoff. "Space Dreams for Sale" starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney. A Date With Effie public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Curt Swan. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #51055321
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    Published May 1959 by DC.

    Action Comics (1938 DC) 252 PR 0.5

    1st app. Supergirl

    Interior is complete, full length spine split partially taped and affixed to interior with tape, 3" split to first wrap.

    Starts Jul 6

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Al Plastino. Origin and 1st appearance of Supergirl in "The Supergirl from Krypton!", script by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino; Superman spies a crashing rocket and discovers his cousin Supergirl; She tells him how Argo City survived the destruction of Krypton and how her father sent her to Earth when the inhabitants of Argo City were threatened by Kryptonite poisoning; Superman sets her up in Midvale Orphanage so she can adjust to life on Earth. Intro new Metallo "The Menace of Metallo!", script by Robert Bernstein, art by Al Plastino; Criminal John Corben, who is nearly killed in an auto accident, is given a robot body powered by uranium; When he is hit by bullets meant for Lois, she assumes he is really Superman. 2/3-page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "Congo Bill Dies at Dawn!", script by Robert Bernstein, art by Howard Sherman. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #51055660
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    Published Jul 1959 by DC.

    Action Comics (1938 DC) 254 VG 4.0

    1st meeting Bizarro & Superman

    Cover detached at one staple.

    Starts Jul 6

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. 1st meeting of Bizarro and Superman (cover & story) in "The Battle with Bizarro!", script by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino; Luthor steals Professor Dalton's duplicating machine and creates an adult Bizarro to menace Superman, but this Bizarro turns on its creator, hands him over to the authorities, and attempts to help Superman; When the people he has helped react in horror to him, Bizarro gets depressed. 2/3-page Ollie story by Henry Boltinoff. "Congorilla Goes Wild!", art by Howard Sherman; A thief steals Congo Bill's ring and uses it to switch minds with Congorilla. "Supergirl's Foster Parents!", script by Otto Binder, art by Jim Mooney; Supergirl is adopted by a couple that turn out to be snake-oil salesmen. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #40565465
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    Published Aug 1966 by DC.

    Action Comics (1938 DC) 340 GD+ 2.5

    1st app. Parasite
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    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. Origin and 1st appearance of Parasite in "Power of the Parasite!", script by Jim Shooter, art by Al Plastino; Exposed to radioactive waste, lab worker Jensen becomes the Parasite, who has the ability to absorb energy from all living beings, including Superman. Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen ad. "The Supergirl Identity Hunt!", art by Jim Mooney; The Fact Finder, a professional blackmailer, has deduced that Supergirl was once associated with the Midvale Orphanago, and he uses the opportunity of a reunion there to try and figure out her secret identity. Superman centerspread pin-up by Curt Swan. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #51156664
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    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 346 GD- 1.8

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    RESTORATION. Color touch. Cover detached.

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    Full-length Legion stories begin. Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. First appearance of Karate Kid, Princess Projectra, Ferro Lad, and Nemesis Kid in One of Us Is a Traitor!--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Jim Shooter, pencils by Jim Shooter (1st professional work by Jim Shooter at age 14), inks by Sheldon Moldoff; The Legion accepts 4 new members, but one appears to be a Khundish spy. Cap's Hobby Hints--Protecting During Painting activity page by Henry Boltinoff. List of Legionnaires and their powers. Letter to the editor from Irene Vartanoff. Statement of ownership--average print run 757,000; average paid circulation 520,440. 36 pages. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #51121016
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    Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog (1952) 42 VG 4.0

    Starts Jul 6

    "Treasure of the Seven Winds!" Rex, Danny, and a professor's daughter go diving. The girl, who discovers treasure in a cave, gets rescued from an Octopus by Rex. A trio of treasure hunters complicate matters. Also includes: "Demon of the Speedways!" (starring Detective Chimp); "Mystery of the Fantastic Footprints!" (starring Rex); and "Canine Quiz." Script by Robert Kanigher and John Broome, pencils by Gil Kane and Carmine Infantino, inks by Bernard Sachs and Joe Giella. Cover by Kane and Sachs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #50639183
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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 3 PGX 2.5

    1st app. Doctor Octopus

    Paper: Off white to white

    Starts Jul 6

    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 #50785965
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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 11 CGC 6.5

    Paper: Off white to white

    Label #2097429009

    Starts Jul 6

    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 #50472514
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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 11 GD 2.0

    Water damage.

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    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 #51143691
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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 15 FN- 5.5

    1st app. Kraven
    Starts Jul 6

    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 #50962425
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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 20 CGC 7.5

    1st app. Scorpion

    Paper: Off white to white

    Label #0310389017

    Starts Jul 6

    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.

  • Item #51092457
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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 21 FR/GD 1.5

    1" spine split from top.

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    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Second appearance of the Beetle in Where Flies the Beetle...!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; after getting out of jail, Abner Jenkins dons his Beetle guise and prepares for revenge on the Human Torch; drama between Johnny Storm and Doris Evans and Peter Parker and Betty Brant; Human Torch teams with Spidey against Beetle. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 16 and 159. Spider-Man pin-up by Ditko. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #50893590
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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 26 VG 4.0

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    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.

  • Item #51154922
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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 28 CGC 6.0

    Paper: Off white to white

    Label #2084571001

    Starts Jul 6

    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.

  • Item #50893594
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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 28 VG- 3.5

    Centerfold detached at one staple.

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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.

  • Item #50963447
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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 36 CGC 8.5

    Paper: Off white to white

    Slab: Scuffing on front of case

    Label #0916783006

    Starts Jul 6

    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.

  • Item #50859387
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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 36 CGC 6.5

    Paper: Off white

    Label #2064188002

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    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.

  • Item #50859393
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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 37 CGC 7.0

    1st app. Norman Osborn

    Paper: Off white to white

    Label #2031015001

    Starts Jul 6

    Cover by Steve Ditko. First appearance of Norman Osborn (the original Green Goblin) in Once Upon A Time, There Was A Robot...!, script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), art by Steve Ditko; When Professor Stromm is released from prison he plans to take revenge on his old business partner, Norman Osborn. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 176. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #51069403
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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 37 GD/VG 3.0

    1st app. Norman Osborn

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    Starts Jul 6

    Cover by Steve Ditko. First appearance of Norman Osborn (the original Green Goblin) in Once Upon A Time, There Was A Robot...!, script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), art by Steve Ditko; When Professor Stromm is released from prison he plans to take revenge on his old business partner, Norman Osborn. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 176. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #51151271
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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 38 CGC 7.5

    2nd app. Mary Jane (cameo, face not shown)

    Paper: White

    Slab: Scuffing on back of case

    Label #2084676025

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    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Second appearance of Mary Jane (cameo; face not shown) in Just a Guy Named Joe!, script by Steve Ditko (Plot) and Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Average joe, Joe Smith, fails at being a fighter and tries his hand at acting; Dressed up as a robotic monster, he is zapped with electricity and chemicals which causes him to go on a violent spree against those who doubted his abilities; Meanwhile, Norman Osborn puts a price on Spidey's head and our hero is plagued with goons trying to bump him off; Pete narrowly misses meeting Mary Jane. This is Ditko's final issue of Spider-Man. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 177. 32 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #50893600
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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 38 FN 6.0

    2nd app. Mary Jane (cameo, face not shown)
    Starts Jun 1

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Second appearance of Mary Jane (cameo; face not shown) in Just a Guy Named Joe!, script by Steve Ditko (Plot) and Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Average joe, Joe Smith, fails at being a fighter and tries his hand at acting; Dressed up as a robotic monster, he is zapped with electricity and chemicals which causes him to go on a violent spree against those who doubted his abilities; Meanwhile, Norman Osborn puts a price on Spidey's head and our hero is plagued with goons trying to bump him off; Pete narrowly misses meeting Mary Jane. This is Ditko's final issue of Spider-Man. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 177. 32 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 41 CGC 9.0

    1st app. Rhino

    Paper: Off white to white

    Label #2109872001

    Starts Jul 6

    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.

  • Item #50963475
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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 43 CGC 8.5

    1st full app. Mary Jane

    Paper: Off white

    Label #1267516001

    Starts Jul 6

    1st full appearance of Mary Jane (cameos in #25,38, & 42). Cover by John Romita Sr.. MJ has her first in-depth interaction with Peter Parker, plus cameos by Foggy Nelson and Matt Murdock (Daredevil) in Rhino on the Rampage!, script by Stan Lee, art by John Romita Sr.; Rhino escapes from police custody and is looking for revenge on Spider-Man for defeating his attempt to kidnap John Jameson. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 32 and 183. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 45 CGC 7.5

    Paper: Off white

    Label #2020607007

    Starts Jun 8

    Cover by John Romita Sr.. The third appearance of the Lizard in Spidey Smashes Out!, script by Stan Lee, art by John Romita Sr.; The Lizard heads to Dr. Connor's lab to find a formula to transform reptiles into his personal army; Aunt May worries about Peter; The Lizard and Spider-Man battle aboard a train. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 185. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #50893602
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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 47 FN- 5.5

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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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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 48 VG 4.0

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    Cover by John Romita Sr. The Wings of the Vulture!, script by Stan Lee, art by John Romita; Spider-Man searches the city for a trace of Kraven the Hunter; while searching, he gets a bad cold and goes home; Blackie Drago, a.k.a. the New Vulture, defeats Spider-Man and leaves him unconscious in a pile of snow. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 34 and 188. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 50 CGC 8.5

    1st app. Kingpin

    Paper: Off white to white

    Label #2109741001

    Starts Jul 6

    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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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 51 CGC 6.5

    Paper: White

    Slab: Scuffing on front of case

    Label #2096370023

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    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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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 55 VG+ 4.5

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    Spidey is on a rampage - looking for Doc Ock ever since Aunt May collapsed. Meanwhile, Doc Ock is after the Nullifier again - and he finds it and uses it against Spider-Man with most unexpected results. Spidey can't remember who he is, but will he believe Dr. Octopus when the doc tells him they are on the same team??? "Doc Ock Wins." Script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita Sr., inks by Mike Esposito as "Mickey Demeo." Romita cover. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 40. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #51069487
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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 61 VG- 3.5

    Two center wraps detached at one staple, stuck together with glue along spine and taped at other staple.

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    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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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 64 CGC 9.4

    Paper: White

    Label #2004873013

    Starts Oct 5

    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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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 64 CGC 8.5

    Paper: White

    Label #0314470016

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    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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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 65 CGC 8.5

    Paper: Off white to white

    Label #0314470017

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    Cover by John Romita Sr. The Impossible Escape!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita Sr. (layouts) and Jim Mooney (pencils), inks by Jim Mooney; After collapsing in the middle of the street last issue, Spider-Man is taken into police custody; inmates kidnap Captain Stacy for use as a hostage; Spidey deactivates the main generator in the jail. Green Goblin cameo. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 48. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 67 VG/FN 5.0

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    Cover by John Romita Sr. First appearance of Randy Robertson in "To Squash a Spider!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita Sr., inks by Jim Mooney; Mysterio has miniaturized Spider-Man and placed him in a tiny amusement park; Can Spider-Man survive this deadly Hall of Mirrors? Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 50. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 69 VG+ 4.5

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    Cover by John Romita Sr. Mission: Crush The Kingpin!, script by John Romita (plot) and Stan Lee (script), pencils by John Romita (layouts) and Jim Mooney (pencils), inks by Jim Mooney; Spidey goes heads-up with the strength of the Kingpin, who is knocked out when his own cane-gun backfires; The police arrest the Kingpin for theft of the priceless tablet, but he claims that his ally Spider-Man has spirited it away; Meanwhile, Spidey manages to open the vault and retrieve the tablet, but when he tries to return it the police open fire on him. Letter to the editor from comics artist Kerry Gammill. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 52. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 78 CGC 8.0

    Paper: Off white to white

    Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case

    Label #2031015011

    Starts Jul 6

    Cover by John Romita Sr. The Night of the Prowler!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Buscema (layouts) and Jim Mooney (pencils), inks by Jim Mooney; Peter tries to see Gwen only to find that she is (apparently) on a date with Flash; Hobie approaches his boss with ideas for new safety devices for his job as window-washer, only to be rebuffed; He implements them in private, adds a cloak and a mask, and thus creates The Prowler; Hobie plans to rob a newspaper as the Prowler then return the money as Hobie, making himself a hero; Naturally Peter (as Peter) discovers the Prowler in the act and J Jonah discovers Peter in front of an empty safe. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 59. 36 pgs., full color. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

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    Published Feb 1962 by DC.

    Aquaman (1962 1st Series) 1 CBCS 3.0

    Paper: Off white to white

    Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case

    Label #19-2B034DC-002

    Starts Jul 6

    Cover art by Nick Cardy. The Invasion of the Fire Trolls, script by Jack Miller, art by Nick Cardy; Quisp helps Aquaman and Aqualad against three Fire-Trolls that escaped from an undersea volcano. Homer Goes Skin Diving humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Wonders of the Water World article. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Published Jan 1969 by DC.

    Atom (1962) 40 CGC 9.2

    Paper: Off white to white

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    Label #1215980001

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    Cover by Joe Kubert. "The Explosive Exploit of the Split-Atom!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Sid Greene; To trap a spy ring, the Atom agrees to let an FBI agent impersonate Ray Palmer as bait for the enemy agents. What's in a Fanzine article. "The Man with an Inbuilt Panic Button!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Joe Kubert, inks by Murphy Anderson; When a carnival ride's cable snaps, Andrew Harris mysteriously teleports himself from danger. He appears inside Hawkman's spaceship, interfering with its orbit; As Katar rescues the ship, Harris again teleports away; Hawkman had noticed Harris's moonstone ring, and uses the Lustrometer to track him to the home of Harvey Ellison, millionaire collector, which is being burgled; As he and the crooks battle, Harris vanishes again, this time taking along the crook holding him; Hawkman tracks them to a waterfall, and rescues both. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 29 VG+ 4.5

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    Cover pencils by Don Heck, inks by Frank Giacoia. "This Power Unleashed!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Frank Giacoia; The Avengers find themselves unable to revive the fallen Goliath; A doctor informs them that he will recover but must never attempt to shrink any further than his present 10-foot size; Goliath storms out in anger; Black Widow is captured by Russians, brainwashed and sent to destroy the Avengers; She enlists the help of the Swordsman and Power Man; The Avengers are all captured with the exception of Goliath and the Wasp; They free the captive Avengers, and after a brief battle, the Black Widow, the Swordsman and Power Man all escape. Avengers roll call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Goliath, the Wasp, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Letter to the editor from comics writer Mike Friedrich. Reprinted in Marvel Triple Action # 23. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 30 FN- 5.5

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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Frank Giacoia. "Frenzy in a Far-Off Land," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Frank Giacoia; Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch take a leave of absence from the Avengers due to their dwindling powers; Goliath also sets off to South America to try and find a cure, hearing his old college professor Dr. Anton is there; Black Widow is ordered to destroy the Avengers again with the help of the Swordsman and Power Man; The Avengers find the Black Widow and co. but Hawkeye wants to go alone, as it is personal to him; Meanwhile, Goliath lands in South America and finds Dr. Anton has been captured by the Keeper of the Flame; He tries to save him, but is overwhelmed then brought to safety by Prince Rey, who leads a rebel force against the Keeper; Hawkeye defeats the Swordsman but is trapped by Power Man; The Black Widow saves him, finding herself unable to harm Hawkeye as she loves him; Captain America and the Wasp leave to help Goliath. Avengers roll call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Goliath, the Wasp, and, briefly, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 31 FN- 5.5

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    Cover by Don Heck. "Never Bug a Giant!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Frank Giacoia; Captain America, The Wasp and Hawkeye leave for South America to help Goliath; Meanwhile, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch realise how badly they like being Avengers and hope their powers return soon; Goliath and Prince Rey escape to Prince Rey's rebel hideout; He explains how the Keeper controls a powerful cobalt flame, capable of destroying the world; Goliath realizes Prince Rey only wants the flame for his own desires and leaves him; Goliath attacks the Keeper and gets captured; The other Avengers attack and also get captured with the exception of the Wasp; Prince Rey's forces attack the Keeper's, while at the same time, the Wasp frees all the Avengers; Hawkeye smothers the flame with explosive arrows, destroying it. Avengers roll call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Goliath, the Wasp, and, briefly, Quicksilver,and the Scarlet Witch. Reprinted in Giant-Size Marvel Triple Action #1. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 34 FN- 5.5

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    Cover by Don Heck. "The Living Laser!", script by Stan Lee, art by Don Heck; The Living Laser robs a bank, and the Avengers investigate the scene of the crime; There, the Living Laser is in plain clothes and notices how beautiful the Wasp is, and becomes obsessed with her; Bill Foster returns to help; The Living Laser then attacks; He is beaten by Goliath and the rest of the Avengers arrive; The Living Laser escapes however, and makes his laser beam deadlier; The Avengers excluding Goliath attack the Living Laser again, Hawkeye and Captain America get captured in a deadly trap and the Wasp is kidnapped by the Laser. Avengers roll call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Goliath, and the Wasp. Reprinted in Marvel Triple Action #26. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 37 FN- 5.5

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    Cover by Gil Kane. "To Conquer a Colossus!", script by Roy Thomas, art by Don Heck; The Avengers are captured by the Ultroids, but Black Widow, not being an Avenger is sent to be destroyed; The spaceship takes off; Goliath changes shape and escapes, setting free the rest of the Avengers; They fight to a stalemate, as if they go any further, Ixar will kill the burgomeister of the village; Ixar then absorbs the power of all the Ultroids, giving him a huge body; The Avengers attack but are all defeated except for Hawkeye and the Black Widow, who believe the life of Ixar is related to the life of the burgomeister, and so threaten to kill him; Ixar speculates that Hawkeye can't as he is bound by Avengers code to never take a life; Black Widow reminds Ixar that she is not an Avenger, and he is forced to release all the Avengers. Avengers roll call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Goliath, the Wasp, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 47 CGC 8.0

    Paper: Off white to white

    Label #2043336005

    Starts Oct 5

    Cover pencils by Don Heck, inks by Frank Giacoia. "Magneto Walks the Earth," script by Roy Thomas, pencils by John Buscema, inks by George Tuska; Captain America leaves the Avengers to live his own life; Hercules travels back to Olympus to find it deserted; Dane Whitman and his traitorous assistant Norris accidentally summon Magneto and Toad back to Earth from space; They send a coded message to Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, and they fall into a trap where they are captured by Magneto; He wishes them to return to the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, but they refuse. Avengers roll call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Goliath, the Wasp, Hercules, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Iron Man cameo. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 47 VF 8.0

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    Cover pencils by Don Heck, inks by Frank Giacoia. "Magneto Walks the Earth," script by Roy Thomas, pencils by John Buscema, inks by George Tuska; Captain America leaves the Avengers to live his own life; Hercules travels back to Olympus to find it deserted; Dane Whitman and his traitorous assistant Norris accidentally summon Magneto and Toad back to Earth from space; They send a coded message to Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, and they fall into a trap where they are captured by Magneto; He wishes them to return to the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, but they refuse. Avengers roll call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Goliath, the Wasp, Hercules, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Iron Man cameo. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 47 VF- 7.5

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    Cover pencils by Don Heck, inks by Frank Giacoia. "Magneto Walks the Earth," script by Roy Thomas, pencils by John Buscema, inks by George Tuska; Captain America leaves the Avengers to live his own life; Hercules travels back to Olympus to find it deserted; Dane Whitman and his traitorous assistant Norris accidentally summon Magneto and Toad back to Earth from space; They send a coded message to Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, and they fall into a trap where they are captured by Magneto; He wishes them to return to the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, but they refuse. Avengers roll call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Goliath, the Wasp, Hercules, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Iron Man cameo. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 48 CGC 7.0

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    Label #2062683002

    Starts Jul 6

    Cover by George Tuska. Origin of the new Black Knight in "The Black Knight Lives Again," script by Roy Thomas, art by George Tuska; Quicksilver escapes from Magneto long enough to alert the Avengers, but he is recaptured; Dane Whitman recalls the death of his uncle, the villainous Black Knight, as he prepares to become the new Black Knight to fight Magneto himself; But when he meets the Avengers, they attack him, not knowing that this new Black Knight is on their side; Meanwhile, in Olympus, Hercules finds that the gods are missing and the Promethean Flame has been extinguished. Avengers roll call: Hawkeye, Goliath, the Wasp, Hercules, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Magneto appearance. Letter to the editor from writer Peter Sanderson. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 48 VG/FN 5.0

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    Cover by George Tuska. Origin of the new Black Knight in "The Black Knight Lives Again," script by Roy Thomas, art by George Tuska; Quicksilver escapes from Magneto long enough to alert the Avengers, but he is recaptured; Dane Whitman recalls the death of his uncle, the villainous Black Knight, as he prepares to become the new Black Knight to fight Magneto himself; But when he meets the Avengers, they attack him, not knowing that this new Black Knight is on their side; Meanwhile, in Olympus, Hercules finds that the gods are missing and the Promethean Flame has been extinguished. Avengers roll call: Hawkeye, Goliath, the Wasp, Hercules, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Magneto appearance. Letter to the editor from writer Peter Sanderson. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 59 FN/VF 7.0

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    First appearance of Yellowjacket (aka Henry Pym) in "The Name is Yellowjacket!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by George Klein. Cover by John Buscema and George Klein. A new crime-fighter bursts onto the scene in New York City! And the Daily Bugle loves him already! The brash Yellowjacket barges into Avengers Mansion and boasts about killing Goliath! Shocked by the news; Hawkeye, T'Challa, and the Vision charge forward! But the mysterious Yellowjacket fights them off and absconds with the Wasp! Fearing that Jan is in serious danger, the Avengers pursue Yellowjacket across town! But when Earth's Mightiest Heroes locate their new foe, the Wasp asks them to leave Yellowjacket alone! Wow, why would Jan do that? Because she wants to marry him that's why! Wedding bells ring next issue! Cameo appearances by J. Jonah Jameson, Spider-Man, Jarvis, Nick Fury, Dum Dum Dugan, and the Black Widow. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Hawkeye, Wasp, Yellowjacket, and the Vision. (Notes: The letters page includes a letter from Elfquest co-creator Wendy Fletcher (Pini). This two-part story was reprinted in Marvel Super Action 20 & 21.) 32 pages. 12 cent cover price. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 62 CGC 9.0

    Paper: White

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    Label #2099812004

    Starts Jul 6

    "The Monarch and the Man-Ape" First appearance of the Man-Ape. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by George Klein. Cover by John Buscema and George Klein. After their encounter with Ymir and Surtur, the Avengers travel to the Black Panther's homeland to recuperate! But unfortunately there is something rotten in the state of Wakanda! M'Baku, one of T'Challa's mightiest warriors, has usurped the throne and secretly taken on the identity of the Man-Ape! However the Avengers don't know that when they sit down for the evening feast! Once his teammates succumb to M'Baku's drugged wine, the Black Panther must face his royal challenger alone! In the heart of the jungle, T'Challa battles for his throne and his life vs. the ferocious Man-Ape! Appearance by the Black Knight. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Hawkeye, and the Vision. (Notes: The Man-Ape returns in Avengers 78. The cover logo changes to "The Mighty Avengers" thru issue 69. The letters page also contains a statement of ownership: average print run 428,600; average paid circulation 276,951. This story was reprinted in Jungle Action 5.) 32 pages. 12 cent cover price. Cover price $0.12.