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Auctions: comic books April 1957

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    Auction Item: Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 235 GD/VG 3.0

    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    Starts Sep 23

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Confession of Superboy!, script by Otto Binder, art by John Sikela; Clark Kent reveals his id to the world, just to see what will happen! Lionel and His Lions humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Show-Off of the Sea starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. The Doom of the Giant Arrows starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

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    Auction Item: Showcase (1956-1978) 7 VG- 3.5

    • 1" Cumulative spine split.
    Starts Oct 7

    Cover art by Jack Kirby. 2nd appearance of Challengers of the Unknown in "Ultivac is Loose!" ULTIVAC Is Loose!, script by Dave Wood, pencils by Jack Kirby; Felix Hesse, a German scientist, comes pleading to the Challengers to save him from Ultivac, "a creature of my own making... but now out of control!" Chapter 2: A Challenger Must Die!, script by Dave Wood, pencils by Jack Kirby; The Challengers consult Director June Robbins, computer expert; She deduces radioactive materials have given ULTIVAC super-intelligence; She runs a computation to find their odds, and the card reads, "ULTIVAC WILL FALL WHEN A CHALLENGER DIES!" Dead or Alive? filler page with Robert Louis Stevenson. Chapter 3: The Fearful Millions, script by Dave Wood, pencils by Jack Kirby; Hesse shoots ULTIVAC with a ray gun; The robot falls; Now Hesse and Barker can "make millions"; ULTIVAC is clamped and displayed in Yankee Stadium in New York before thousands. Moolah the Mystic humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Supernatural Sleuths; "Ju-Ju" detectives & the Man with the "Radar Brain" are among those who exploit superstition to make men confess. Chapter 4: The Fatal Prediction, script by Dave Wood, pencils by Jack Kirby. Reprinted in Challengers of the Unknown 75. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.