Auctions: comic books December 1960
Auction Item: Archie Giant Series (1954) 9 CGC 5.5
- Paper: Off white to white
- Label #2089462007
Starts Apr 6
Regular edition with 25¢ cover price. American Edition 25¢ cover price. The World of Jughead. Cover by Samm Schwartz. "You Can't Win," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Bill Vigoda, inks by Martin Epp; Jughead and Archie plot to get Veronica to forgive Archie by Archie defending her against Jughead's insults. "Foreign Entanglement," script by George Gladir, pencils by Bill Vigoda; Jughead poses as a French count on the phone to get Veronica to back out of her date with Archie, so he can go to a basketball game with Jughead. "Big Spending" one-page Li'l Jinx story by Joe Edwards. "Victory At the Polls," art by Samm Schwartz; Jughead tries to get Reggie elected junior class President by running him as a mystery candidate whose identity will only be revealed if he wins. "Rock and Rile," script by George Gladir, pencils by Bob White (page 1) and Dan DeCarlo (pages 2-6), inks by Bob White (page 1) and Vincent DeCarlo (pages 2-6); Archie's plans for a romantic jaunt in the country are ruined when Veronica invites Jughead along. "Togetherness," script by Frank Doyle; Reggie convinces Jughead that since Jughead and Archie are good friends and that opposites attract, his friendship with Archie means he's a terrible person. 84 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.
Auction Item: Batman (1940) 136 VG 4.0
- Staple rust. Rust migration.
Starts Later today
Cover by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Case of the Crazy Crimes," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; To have "some fun," Bat-Mite creates a series of imaginary villains for the Batman to overcome. The Batman Whirly-Word Game puzzle page. Children of Tomorrow! public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily. "The Town that Hated Batman," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Batman visits an old mining town seeking a criminal, but when he begins asking questions about the man, the people become hostile toward the Caped Crusader. One-page Warden Willis story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Challenge of the Joker," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris; Batman faces the Joker, who, this time, uses the four basic elements to commit his crimes. One-page Strange Old Laws story by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.
Tags: Marvel Legacy Numbering: Doctor Strange (part 79)
Auction Item: Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 79 VG- 3.5
Starts Apr 6
Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Steve Ditko. "I Was in the Clutches of the Living Shadow," pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; A writer witnesses the landing of two-dimensional alien warriors disguised as shadows; The writer escapes and warns the authorities in time for the shadow warriors to be uncovered and driven away. "Music Master" text story. "The Ghost of Grismore Castle!", art by Steve Ditko (Dr. Strange prototype); A practical jokester tricks his friend into fleeing a haunted house only to be attacked by real ghosts; He promises never to play a prank again while his friend, actually a ghost, watches approvingly. "I Found the Perfect Hiding Place!", art by Paul Reinman; A burglar plans to steal the crown jewels and then use a time machine to escape into the past; Instead, he is stranded in a hideous alternate world with no human civilization. "The Thing on the Moon," art by Don Heck; Earth sends an expedition to the moon looking for a place to settle; They find a fertile valley and a robot left by the ancient empire of Atlantis to mark their claim to the moon. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.
Auction Item: Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 14 VG 4.0
Starts Apr 6
Cover by Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. I Created Krang! The Most Fantastic Monster The World Has Ever Known!, Chapter One, art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers; A scientist's formula makes an ant giant and super-intelligent. Chapter Two: Krang!, art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers. The Remedy Oil text article, art by Marie Severin. Behold! I Am the Master of Time!, art by Steve Ditko; In a black magic book, a thief finds instructions for creating a time machine which runs on electricity, but after robbing people in the 18th century and attempting to return to the 20th, he realizes he is stuck in the past because there is no electricity in the 18th century. The Thing in Human Form!, art by Don Heck; A Martian is sent to Earth to kidnap a human scientist who has invented a weapon that Mars wants to use against Jupiter. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.