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Comic books published by Vertigo, graded by CBCS

  • Item #51630156
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    Enigma (1993) #1 CBCS 9.4
    Published Mar 1993 by DC/Vertigo.
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    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case
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    • Label #AD1FA5-012
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    Art imitates life; sometimes, life imitates art. Under rare and ominous conditions, the two become inextricably wound into each other, a snake eating its own tail. In ENIGMA, it's even stranger than that - comic art comes to life. Enigma is an existential super-hero, an extraordinary man in a less than extraordinary world. Enigma is a character from Michael Smith's favorite comic book. Michael has left behind his old world - home, job, girlfriend - to find the Enigma, and to find the world within himself. It is a strange, terrifying, exhilarating journey of self-discovery, one that may well be Michael Smith's last chance to find meaning in a seemingly meaningless world. Written by Peter Milligan, with art by Duncan Fegredo and full-process color by Sherilyn van Valkenburgh. Painted cover by Fegredo with an added fifth metallic color. Suggested for Mature Readers. Deluxe Format. Cover price $2.50.

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  • Item #39091634
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    Published Apr 1995 by DC/Vertigo.
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    • Label #855-AA-003
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    Painted cover by Glenn Fabry. The Time Of The Preacher, script by Garth Ennis, pencils by Steve Dillon, inks by Steve Dillon; Genesis escapes Heaven and inhabits Reverend Custer. 1st appearance of Reverend Jesse Custer, a.k.a. the Preacher. 52 pgs. $2.95. Cover price $2.95.

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  • Item #49280472
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    Published Apr 1995 by DC/Vertigo.
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    • Label #811E8D-002
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    Painted cover by Glenn Fabry. The Time Of The Preacher, script by Garth Ennis, pencils by Steve Dillon, inks by Steve Dillon; Genesis escapes Heaven and inhabits Reverend Custer. 1st appearance of Reverend Jesse Custer, a.k.a. the Preacher. 52 pgs. $2.95. Cover price $2.95.

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  • Item #42708803
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    Published Apr 1995 by DC/Vertigo.
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    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • Small piece of debris in right edge piping.
    • Label #788E9F-017
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    Painted cover by Glenn Fabry. The Time Of The Preacher, script by Garth Ennis, pencils by Steve Dillon, inks by Steve Dillon; Genesis escapes Heaven and inhabits Reverend Custer. 1st appearance of Reverend Jesse Custer, a.k.a. the Preacher. 52 pgs. $2.95. Cover price $2.95.

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  • Item #50079403
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    Published Apr 1996 by DC/Vertigo.
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    • Label #154-AD-039
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    Painted cover by Glenn Fabry. Came A Pale Rider (Hunters Part 1), script by Garth Ennis, art by Steve Dillon; Jesus De Sade, the Lord of the Gomorrah People, plans a party, Jesse and Tulip journey to San Francisco to hook up with Cassidy. 36 pgs. $2.50. Cover price $2.50.

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  • Item #50830628
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    Sandman (1989 2nd Series) 1 CBCS 9.6

    1st app. Morpheus the Modern Age Sandman

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    Label #19-333A51F-008

    Starts Oct 5

    52-page giant. 1st app of Morpheus, the Modern Age Sandman. Sleep of the Just [Master of Dreams Part 1], script by Neil Gaiman, art by Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg; Roderick Burgess, seeking to trap Death, snares her brother Dream instead; After many years of captivity, Morpheus is released and takes his revenge. Wesley Dodds (Golden Age Sandman) cameo appearance. (See also Books of Magic, Vertigo Jam, and Vertigo Preview)Catwoman ad, art by Michael Bair. 52 pgs., full color. $2.00. Cover price $2.00.

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    Sandman (1989 2nd Series) 1 CBCS 8.5

    1st app. Morpheus the Modern Age Sandman

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    Slab: Standard, no notable issues

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    Label #17-20E91D8-005

    Starts Oct 5

    52-page giant. 1st app of Morpheus, the Modern Age Sandman. Sleep of the Just [Master of Dreams Part 1], script by Neil Gaiman, art by Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg; Roderick Burgess, seeking to trap Death, snares her brother Dream instead; After many years of captivity, Morpheus is released and takes his revenge. Wesley Dodds (Golden Age Sandman) cameo appearance. (See also Books of Magic, Vertigo Jam, and Vertigo Preview)Catwoman ad, art by Michael Bair. 52 pgs., full color. $2.00. Cover price $2.00.

  • Item #50844899
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    Cover by Dave McKean. Imperfect Hosts [Master of Dreams Part 2], script by Neil Gaiman, art by Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg; Morpheus, King of Dreams, gets reacquainted with his home realm of The Dreaming and the colorful characters who populate it--including Cain, Abel and Lucien, the librarian; He also discovers how much his absence has affected the universe in the time since he was imprisoned. Superman ad, art by Kerry Gammill. 36 pgs., full color. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

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    Sandman (1989 2nd Series) 34 CBCS 9.8

    This item's CBCS grade equals the top CGC census grade.

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    Label #20-273765E-002

    Starts Oct 5

    A Game of You, Part 3 of 6. The storyline continues with a murder in Barbie's apartment building and surprising revelations about Thessaly, Barbie's quiet, bookish young neighbor. Written by Neil Gaiman, with art by Colleen Doran, George Pratt and Dick Giordano. Painted cover by Dave McKean. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $1.50.

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    • Paper: White
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    • Label #73765E-001
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    A Game of You, Part 3 of 6. The storyline continues with a murder in Barbie's apartment building and surprising revelations about Thessaly, Barbie's quiet, bookish young neighbor. Written by Neil Gaiman, with art by Colleen Doran, George Pratt and Dick Giordano. Painted cover by Dave McKean. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $1.50.

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  • Item #50845220
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    First Printing. The last grains trickle through the glass, a pen is set down, perhaps a soft sigh is heard. And with a strange sense of waking as if from some elusive, intangible dream, one of the most significant, closely followed and highly praised chapters in the history of comics draws to an all-too-soon but triumphant close. THE SANDMAN, Neil Gaiman's critically acclaimed and award-winning series, has consistently challenged and sparked the imagination of readers throughout the world. With compelling, multileveled storytelling and an unprecedented diversity of artistic styles, THE SANDMAN became the flagship title of DC's Vertigo imprint. Now Gaiman's poetic, personal exploration of the human condition and the lives touched by the eerie power of Dream concludes its 7-year run with #75, "The Tempest." Illustrated by Charles Vess (Gaiman's collaborator on the World Fantasy Award-winning "A Midsummer Night's Dream" from #19), "The Tempest" tells the final tale of the Sandman as Morpheus collects the last part of the debt owed to him by William Shakespeare. With dramatic interludes on a mysterious island, along with monsters, sprites, gods, maidens, apparitions and certain observations on English weather, "The Tempest" brings long-promised closure to what Steve Erickson in the Los Angeles Times Magazine described as "the best monthly comic book in the world." THE SANDMAN #75 is an extra-sized issue with a special 4-color, bound-in gatefold poster featuring art from the original cover of THE DOLL'S HOUSE trade paperback by Dave McKean one one side, and a commemorative time-line on the other. The issue also includes 2 'farewell' text pages by Gaiman. Cover by Dave McKean. Suggested for Mature Readers. Cover price $3.95.

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    Sandman Midnight Theatre (1995) 1 CBCS 9.8

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    Slab: Standard, no notable issues

    Label #20-273765E-003

    Starts Oct 5

    Written by Neil Gaiman & Matt Wagner. Painted Art by Teddy Kristiansen. Cover by Dave McKean. What was left untold in Sandman (1989 2nd Series) #1 is at last revealed here! In the late 1930's, a mysterious suicide leads the Golden Age Sandman (Wesley Dodds) to a dark circle of mystics known as the Order of Ancient Mysteries. The Order holds a number of disturbing secrets...and the greatest of these is Morpheus, the imprisoned Dream King! The intricate plotting and seductive writing of Neil Gaiman and Matt Wagner is meshed with the evocative art of Teddy Kristiansen, as the ephemeral realm of dreams mingles with the dark milieu of the 1930's. Dave McKean supplies the chilling cover. Squarebound, 64 pages, full color. Cover price $6.95.

  • Item #51865247
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    Written by Neil Gaiman & Matt Wagner. Painted Art by Teddy Kristiansen. Cover by Dave McKean. What was left untold in Sandman (1989 2nd Series) #1 is at last revealed here! In the late 1930's, a mysterious suicide leads the Golden Age Sandman (Wesley Dodds) to a dark circle of mystics known as the Order of Ancient Mysteries. The Order holds a number of disturbing secrets...and the greatest of these is Morpheus, the imprisoned Dream King! The intricate plotting and seductive writing of Neil Gaiman and Matt Wagner is meshed with the evocative art of Teddy Kristiansen, as the ephemeral realm of dreams mingles with the dark milieu of the 1930's. Dave McKean supplies the chilling cover. Squarebound, 64 pages, full color. Cover price $6.95.

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  • Item #51280744
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    THE TARANTULA ACT I - In the span of years when Morpheus of the Dreaming was held captive by a human sorcerer, the universe knew someone was missing and tried to replace him. In the late 1930s, haunted by dark dreams, Wesley Dodds, a quiet, studious man, the heir to a fabulous fortune, took to wearing a gasmask and going out at night to battle bizarre criminals with names like the Tarantula, the Mist and the Phantom of the World's Fair. Dodds put his foes to sleep with gas and sprinkled sand on them. Somewhere along the line, they took to calling him the Sandman. The curtain goes up on SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE! Matt Wagner is the regular writer, with rotating artists on each story arc. The first storyline is drawn by Guy Davis. Together, Wagner and Davis team up to create baroque new tales of a mysterious night avenger, combining the relentless plotting of a hardboiled detective novel and the subtle psychological ambiguities of classic film noir. In the premiere issue, Dodds follows the trail of the Tarantula, a mysterious kidnapper who wants the last dance on every young woman's card. Painted photo cover by Gavin Wilson. Suggested for Mature Readers. New Format. Cover price $1.95.

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  • Item #51491943
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    Published 1992 by DC/Vertigo.
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    • Label #344808-033
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    Vertigo preview featuring an exclusive Sandman story by Neil Gaiman and Kent Williams. Contains two page previews of Death: The High Cost of Living, Enigma, Sandman Mystery Theater, Mercy, Kid Eternity, Sebastian O, Black Orchid, Sandman, Hellblazer, Doom Patrol, Animal Man, Swamp Thing, and Shade the Changing Man. Cover price $0.75.

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