Auctions: comic books December 1973
Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 127 VF- 7.5
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Cover by John Romita Sr. First appearance of the third Vulture (Dr. Clifton Shallot) in The Dark Wings of Death!, script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Ross Andru inks by Frank Giacoia and Dave Hunt; Peter encounters a murder scene outside of Mary Janes apartment; Although M.J. is a first-hand witness, she refuses to call the police out of fear of retaliation; Spider-Man is attacked by his winged enemy Vulture; Could Vulture be behind the murder of a young woman?; And if not, who is? Human Torch (of the Fantastic Four) guest appearance. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 104. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.
Auction Item: Special Marvel Edition (1971) 15 VF 8.0
Starts Apr 6
Written by Steve Englehart and Jim Starlin. Art and cover by Jim Starlin and Al Milgrom. Shang Chi, making his first appearance, is a master of martial arts and the son of Fu Manchu, a Chinese mandarin and scientist. Fu Manchu sends Shang Chi to England in order to assassinate the evil Dr. Petrie for the common good. Shang Chi reluctantly agrees, but after the deed is done he is confronted by Sir Denis Nayland Smith, a former British intelligence officer who tells him the truth about Fu Manchu; that he is a nearly immortal evil mastermind. Shang Chi travels back to his father's secret lair in New York and renounces him. Text articles by Roy Thomas and Englehart about the creation of Shang-Chi. Ad for Astonishing Tales #21. A brief obituary for Syd Shores. Ad for the Marvel fan club FOOM (Friends of Ol' Marvel). 36 pages, full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.
Auction Item: Swamp Thing (1972 1st Series) 7 FN/VF 7.0
Starts Later today
"Night of the Bat." Swamp Thing goes to Gotham City and encounters Batman. Both are after Mr. E, who is leader of the Conclave. Script by Len Wein, art and cover by Berni Wrightson. Cover price $0.20.
Auction Item: Walt Disney Comics Digest (1968 Gold Key) 44 VF/NM 9.0
Starts Apr 27
Gold Key edition with 50c cover price. NOTE: There is a 69c cover-priced Whitman variant of this issue. Donald at His Duckiest. Classic multi-part Carl Barks stories: Donald Duck and the Mummys Ring, Luck of the North, Donald Duck in Ancient Persia, and The Pixilated Parrot. 4.75. x 6.5. 128 pages. Cover price $0.50.
Auction Item: Wonder Woman (1942 1st Series DC) 209 CGC 9.0
- Paper: Off white to white
- Slab: Scuffing on back of case
- Label #2072746001
Starts Apr 6
Cover by Ric Estrada. "The Planet of Plunder!", script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Ric Estrada, inks by Vince Colletta; Wonder Woman must rescue the women of an underwater city from Solo and his Neptunian army; The story is a re-written and re-drawn version of "The Planet of Plunder" from Wonder Woman #31. "Attack of the Sky Demons," script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Ric Estrada, inks by Vince Colletta; On Princess Diana's seventh birthday, the Sky Riders of Nebulosta invade Paradise Island, and only the young Wonder Girl can save her mother; Rehash of Wonder Woman #23, "Wonder Woman and the Coming of the Kangas" (the first Wonder Girl story). 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.