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  • Item #45783439
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    Published Dec 1948 by DC.

    Auction Item: Superman (1939 1st Series) 55 FR 1.0

    • Heavy chew. Cover and centerfold detached at one staple. Staple rust/migration. 3" cumulative spine split.
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    Cover pencils by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye (background figures), inks by Kaye. Prankster's Second Childhood, art by Al Plastino; The Prankster is voted Most Admired Man by the students at the Manly Academy for Problem Children. The Richest Man In the World, script by Bill Woolfolk, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Millionaire Stephen Van Schuyler wants to marry Lois Lane, so she stages a contest to see who can give her the most spectacular gifts, Schuyler or Superman. Casey the Cop humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Albert Einstein bio. Too Many Heroes, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Actor Peter Loroff wills all his money to the person who performs the most heroic deed in the week after his death. Used in Seduction of the Innocent (pg. 33). 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #45340726
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    Published Sep 1955 by DC.

    Auction Item: Superman (1939 1st Series) 100 CGC 3.0

    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0241767002
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    Win Mortimer cover shows covers to issues 1, 25, 50, and 75. The Toy Superman Contest starring Superman and Red Anson, script by Bill Woolfolk, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. Little Pete humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Superman--Substitute Teacher, art by Al Plastino; Superman accidentally gets called upon to be a substitute teacher in order to protect his secret identity. Shorty humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Clue From Krypton starring Superman, Jor-El, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Floyd Fowler, and Lois Lane, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #45783305
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    Published Aug 1957 by DC.

    Auction Item: Superman (1939 1st Series) 115 VG- 3.5

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    Cover art by Al Plastino. The Midget Superman, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. Jimmy Olsen's Lost Pal starring Superman and Many-Faces Fulton, script by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino. The Three Substitute Supermen starring Superman and The Organizer, script by Jerry Coleman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; three potential heroes vie to become the temporary Man of Steel. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #45783271
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    Published Nov 1961 by DC.

    Auction Item: Superman (1939 1st Series) 149 GD 2.0

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    Last 10c cover-priced issue. Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Lex Luthor, Hero! [The Death of Superman! part 1], script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Sheldon Moldoff; Lex Luthor discovers a cure for cancer and with the help of Superman is paroled from prison. Luthor's Super-Bodyguard! [The Death of Superman! part 2]; Lex Luthor reveals that he was only pretending to be good and kills Superman. List of winners of 'The Great Superman Boo-Boo Contest' from Superman #145; Includes some panels and examples of the errors in that story; Winners got original Superman drawings; First place found 456 errors. The Death of Superman! [part 3]; Superman is buried, and Supergirl brings Lex Luthor to justice. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #45109549
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    Published Jan 1971 by DC.

    Auction Item: Superman (1939 1st Series) 233 VG- 3.5

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    Cover art by Neal Adams. Superman Breaks Loose, script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Murphy Anderson; A scientific experiment turns all the kryptonite on Earth to iron, as Clark Kent moves from newspaper to television journalism. Super-Turtle humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Jor-El's Golden Folly--The Fabulous World of Krypton, script by E. Nelson Bridwell, art by Murphy Anderson; Ignoring the jeers of his colleagues, Kryptonian scientist Jor-El experiments with using anti-gravity to aid in space travel. 36 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Item #45621359
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    Auction Item: Superman The Man of Steel (1991) 18 VF+ 8.5

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    Part 1 of the 7-part 'Doomsday': A pivotal event is coming in the Man of Steel's life as Doomsday arrives...and Superman would be best served to stay out of the way! Continues in Justice League America (1987) #69 and then in Superman (1987) #74. Written by Louise Simonson, with art and cover by Jon Bogdanove and Dennis Janke. Cover price $1.25.

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    Auction Item: Superman Wonder Woman (2013) 17B CGC 9.8

    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
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    • Label #0295882021
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    Movie Poster Variant Edition by Gene Ha. Written by Peter J. Tomasi. Art by Doug Mahnke, Ed Benes, Jaime Mendoza, Keith Champagne and Mark Irwin. It's a bloody showdown as Circe and Magog attack the power couple! And the outcome will bring about a major change in Kal and Diana's relationship. 32 pages, full color. Rated T Cover price $3.99.

  • Item #45302528
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    Auction Item: Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (1954) 134 FN- 5.5

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    1st appearance of Darkseid (cameo). Cover art by Neal Adams. The Mountain of Judgement!, script by Jack Kirby, pencils by Jack Kirby and Al Plastino (some Superman heads), inks by Vince Colletta; Superman defuses a bomb that was intended to destroy the Hairies, Jimmy, and the Newsboys. The Whiz Wagons Are Coming!, script by Jack Kirby, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Vince Colletta. 36 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.