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  • Item #47681358
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 238A VG- 3.5

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    IMPORTANT: Issue 238A HAS the Lakeside Skin Tattooz insert. First appearance of the Hobgoblin in "Shadow of Evils Past!" Script by Roger Stern. Art by John Romita Jr. (breakdowns) and John Romita Sr. (finishes). Cover by John Romita Jr. and John Romita Sr. One of the landmark issues of the Amazing Spider-Man! And the beginning of the long secret identity mystery of the Hobgoblin! After escaping from the web-slinger, a bank robber stumbles upon an underground hideout of the (deceased) Green Goblin! Not knowing what to do with his discovery, the small-time hood shows the secret lair to an underworld associate! Unfortunately for the wondrous wall-crawler, the devious associate knows exactly what to do: resurrect the Green Goblin...with a twist! And a short time later a new super-villain is born! The Hobgoblin! Cameo appearance by Mary Jane Watson. Flashback cameo by Norman Osborn (aka the Green Goblin). (Notes: The secret identity of the original Hobgoblin takes many twists and turns over the next decade. Who actually operates as the Hobgoblin in this issue is revealed in the Spider-Man: Hobgoblin Lives (1997) Limited Series (written by Roger Stern). This issue was reprinted in Marvel Tales 257 and also in the 1992 trade paperback: the Amazing Spider-Man -- Origin of the Hobgoblin.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.60.

  • Item #47588774
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    Auction Item: Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 238B CGC 5.5 Qualified SS

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Signed by John Romita Jr. on 7/15/18, Roger Stern on 8/18/18 & John Romita on 8/20/18. "Tattooz" insert missing. INCOMPLETE.
    • Label #1609607001
    Starts Dec 17

    IMPORTANT: Issue 238B DOES NOT come with Lakeside Skin Tattooz insert. First appearance of the Hobgoblin in "Shadow of Evils Past!" Script by Roger Stern. Art by John Romita Jr. (breakdowns) and John Romita Sr. (finishes). Cover by John Romita Jr. and John Romita Sr. One of the landmark issues of the Amazing Spider-Man! And the beginning of the long secret identity mystery of the Hobgoblin! After escaping from the web-slinger, a bank robber stumbles upon an underground hideout of the (deceased) Green Goblin! Not knowing what to do with his discovery, the small-time hood shows the secret lair to an underworld associate! Unfortunately for the wondrous wall-crawler, the devious associate knows exactly what to do: resurrect the Green Goblin...with a twist! And a short time later a new super-villain is born! The Hobgoblin! Cameo appearance by Mary Jane Watson. Flashback cameo by Norman Osborn (aka the Green Goblin). (Notes: The secret identity of the original Hobgoblin takes many twists and turns over the next decade. Who actually operates as the Hobgoblin in this issue is revealed in the Spider-Man: Hobgoblin Lives (1997) Limited Series (written by Roger Stern). This issue was reprinted in Marvel Tales 257 and also in the 1992 trade paperback: the Amazing Spider-Man -- Origin of the Hobgoblin.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.60.

  • Item #47836942
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    Tags: Batman
    Published Mar 1983 by DC.

    Auction Item: Batman (1940) 357 FN- 5.5

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    1st printing. 1st appearance of Jason Todd and Killer Croc (cameo). Cover pencils by Ed Hannigan, inks by Dick Giordano. "Squid" starring Batman, Dick Grayson, Commissioner Gordon, Hamilton Hill, Joey Taylor, Waldo Flynn, Olivia Ortega, and the Squid (first appearance), script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Alfredo Alcala; The Squid comes to Gotham City to launch a takeover of its underworld, and to trap the Batman; A mobster offering crooked protection threatens a circus owner; Refusing to give in, the owner unwittingly puts a target on the heads of his star performers, a husband and wife trapeze act; Days later, a young boy discoveres that his parents had been brutally murdered. Taken in by the sympathetic millionaire Bruce Wayne (Batman) the boy trains and becomes his new mentor's sidekick as Robin, the boy wonder; Not Dick Grayson, though--This time it was the copycat story of Jason Todd, the second person to become Robin. Letter to the editor from comics editor/writer Kevin Dooley. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.60.

  • Item #47552993
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    Published Mar 1983 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: New Mutants (1983 1st Series) 1 CGC 9.8

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1287298011
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    Regular series begins (first appearance is in Marvel Graphic Novel 4). Cover art by Bob McLeod. Initiation!, script by Chris Claremont, pencils by Bob McLeod, inks by Mike Gustovich; The New Mutants get acclimated to their new home, new talents, new friends, and new teachers, unaware that they are being watched; Moira learns that Professor X has a son; and Psyche is attacked in the Danger Room by an unknown assailant; Origin of Karma. Second appearance of the New Mutants (after Marvel Graphic Novel #4). Cover price $0.60.

  • Item #47655816
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    Published Mar 1983 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: New Mutants (1983 1st Series) 1 CGC 9.6

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1616223015
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    Current Bid $41.00
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    Regular series begins (first appearance is in Marvel Graphic Novel 4). Cover art by Bob McLeod. Initiation!, script by Chris Claremont, pencils by Bob McLeod, inks by Mike Gustovich; The New Mutants get acclimated to their new home, new talents, new friends, and new teachers, unaware that they are being watched; Moira learns that Professor X has a son; and Psyche is attacked in the Danger Room by an unknown assailant; Origin of Karma. Second appearance of the New Mutants (after Marvel Graphic Novel #4). Cover price $0.60.

  • Item #47320654
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    Published Mar 1983 by Marvel.

    Auction Item: New Mutants (1983 1st Series) 1 CGC 9.2

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1287298003
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    Regular series begins (first appearance is in Marvel Graphic Novel 4). Cover art by Bob McLeod. Initiation!, script by Chris Claremont, pencils by Bob McLeod, inks by Mike Gustovich; The New Mutants get acclimated to their new home, new talents, new friends, and new teachers, unaware that they are being watched; Moira learns that Professor X has a son; and Psyche is attacked in the Danger Room by an unknown assailant; Origin of Karma. Second appearance of the New Mutants (after Marvel Graphic Novel #4). Cover price $0.60.