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  • Issue #451
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 451

    Last 30-cent cover price issue. Cover art by Jim Aparo. The Secret of the Sinister Abyss starring Aquaman, script by David Michelinie, art by Jim Aparo; A small piece of Starro has regenerated and has begun taking over the Idylists; Justice League appears in flashback. The Suspects starring the Manhunter from Mars, script by Denny O'Neil, pencils byMichael Netzer [as Mike Nasser], inks by Terry Austin; J'onn J'onzz confronts Hawkman and Hawkgirl on the death of his friend R'es Eda. Hostess ad starring Batman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. Statement of Ownership: Average number of copies preceding 12 months: 343,000. 32 pages. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #452
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 452

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    First 35-cent cover price issue. Cover art by Jim Aparo. Dark Destiny, Deadly Dreams, script by David Michelinie, art by Jim Aparo; Black Manta forces Aquaman and Aqualad to battle in the arena for the life of Aquababy. Promo for Superboy taking over the spot in Adventure Comics and Aquaman moving to his own title. Hostess ad starring Batman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. 36 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #452LOC
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 452LOC

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    Legion of Collectors Variant. May or may not be polybagged. Cover by Adam Archer. Dark Destiny, Deadly Dreams, script by David Michelinie, art by Jim Aparo; Black Manta forces Aquaman and Aqualad to battle in the arena for the life of Aquababy. Promo for Superboy taking over the spot in Adventure Comics and Aquaman moving to his own title. Hostess ad starring Batman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. 36 pages, full color.

  • Issue #453
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 453

    Superboy takes over the title. Cover price by Kurt Schaffenberger. You Too Can Be a Super-Hero, script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by John Calnan, inks by Murphy Anderson; a mystery girl replaces Superboy; Barbara Gordon as Mighty Girl guest-stars. Aqualad--Who is Thy Father?, script by Paul Kupperberg, pencils by Carl Potts, inks by Joe Rubinstein. 32 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #454
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 454

    Cover pencils by Al Milgrom, inks by Jack Abel. How Green Is My Home Town? starring Superboy, Lex Luthor; the Kryptonite Kid (origin), Pete Ross, Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent, and Martha Kent, script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Juan Ortiz, inks by Vince Colletta; Superboy battles the Kryptonite Kid. Sins of the Father starring Aqualad, The Idylists, Thoran, and Sett, script by Paul Kupperberg, pencils by Carl Potts, inks by Dick Giordano. 32 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #455
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 455

    Cover pencils by Al Milgrom, inks by Jack Abel. I Can't Go Home Again starring Superboy, the Kryptonite Kid, Lex Luthor, Pete Ross, Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, and Police chief Parker, script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Juan Ortiz, inks by Vince Colletta; while Superboy is away, Luthor takes over Smallville. Legacy starring Aqualad and The Idylists, script by Paul Kupperberg, pencils by Carl Potts, inks by Dick Giordano. 32 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #456
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 456

    Cover pencils by Al Milgrom, inks by Jack Abel. This Power...This Responsibility, script by David Michelinie, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Jack Abel; a pair of alienthought explorers test Superboy by sending illusionary attackers after him. 32 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #456SURVEY
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 456SURVEY

    DC Comic Questionnaire Insert Variant. This variant of Adventure Comics #456 contains a 4-page, 6.75-in. x 8.5-in., bound in DC customer survey form. Otherwise, the comic is identical to ordinary copies. No info is available as to how many copies of this issue or other May cover-dated issues contained the survey. However, survey copies almost never turn up so distribution of this variant type must have been very limited.
    Cover pencils by Al Milgrom, inks by Jack Abel. This Power...This Responsibility, script by David Michelinie, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Jack Abel; a pair of alienthought explorers test Superboy by sending illusionary attackers after him. 32 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #457
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 457

    Cover art by Al Milgrom. A Fire Within, script by David Michelinie, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Jack Abel; Superboys left side begins to fade away, and he gets weaker; Lester Wallace starts campaign of hate against Superboy because hes an alien. The Symbiont Syndrome starring Eclipso, script by Len Wein, pencils by Joe Orlando, inks by Frank Giacoia. 32 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #458
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 458

    Last 35-cent cover price issue. Last Superboy issue. Cover pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Jack Abel. The Superboy Who Wasn't, script by David Michelinie, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Jack Abel; Superboys earthly parents, who are under the control of Lester Wallace, attack him. Series continues in Superman Family #191. He Who Survives--! starring Eclipso, script by Len Wein, pencils by Joe Orlando, inks by Bob Layton. 32 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #459
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 459

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    Change to dollar format. The Crimson Comets of Fallville High starring Flash, script by Cary Bates, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Frank Mclaughlin. Murder Haunts the Midway starring Deadman, script by Len Wein, art by Jim Aparo. The Call of the Cosmos starring Green Lantern, script by Cary Burkett, art by Joe Staton. Climax of Chaos starring the New Gods, script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Augie Scotto; Story continues from New Gods #19. The Case of the Fortune Cookie Fortune starring the Elongated Man, script by Len Wein, Paul Levitz, Mike Gold, Ann Delary-Gold, and Steve Mitchell, pencils by George Ruppert, inks by Bruce Patterson. The Shark's Dark Demand starring Wonder Woman, script by Jack C. Harris, pencils by Jack Abel, inks by Frank Giacoia. 68 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #460
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 460

    "A Nightmare to Remember" Starring Flash (Barry), Flash (Jay), and the Wizard. Script by Cary Bates, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Frank Mclaughlin. "The Canvas Inferno" Starring Deadman. Script by Len Wein, art by Jim Aparo. "Pursuit to Eternity" Starring the New Gods. Script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Augie Scotto. "The Hunt" Starring Aquaman. Script by Paul Kupperberg, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Dan Adkins. Series continues from Aquaman #63. "Deadly Song of the Wizard" Starring Green Lantern. Script by Cary Burkett, art by Joe Staton. "The Quest For the Stolen Soul" Starring Wonder Woman. Script by Jack C. Harris, art by Jack Abel. Continued from Wonder Woman #248. Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Dick Giordano. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #461
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 461

    Cover art by Jim Aparo. The Multiple Murders of Mapleville! starring the Flash (Barry Allen), script by Cary Bates, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Frank McLaughlin. Pursuit! starring Deadman, script by Len Wein, art by Jim Aparo. Only Legends Live Forever starring the Justice Society of America, script by Paul Levitz, art by Joe Staton; Bill Jensen wants to take revenge on Bruce Wayne who put him in prison, even though Wayne had found evidence linking Jensen to several crimes while as a former Gotham City D.A. The Hand That Feeds the Earth... starring Aquaman, script by Paul Kupperberg, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Frank Chiaramonte. School of the Amazoids starring Wonder Woman, script by Jack C. Harris, art by Jack Abel. 64 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #462
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 462
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($0.85) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    "Only Legends Live Forever!"" Starring the Justice Society of America. Script by Paul Levitz, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Joe Staton and Dick Giordano (page 1). As Jensen continues his reign of terror on the top of Gotham Twin Towers, Wayne has escaped his wrath, and is inside one of the towers with a Batman exhibit inside its museum. The "She-Demon of the Astral Plane!" Starring the Flash (Barry Allen). Script by Cary Bates, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Joe Giella. "The Sins of the Father--!" Starring Deadman. Script by Len Wein, pencils by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, inks by Dick Giordano. "Voyage of the "Sorcerers Lost"" Starring Wonder Woman. Script by Jack C. Harris, art by Jack Abel. Executive Action! starring Aquaman, script by Paul Kupperberg, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Bob Smith. Cover art by Jim Aparo. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #463
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 463

    "Urtumi the Image Eater" Starring the Flash (Barry Allen). Script by Cary Bates, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Joe Giella. "Mind Over Murder!" Starring Deadman. Script by Len Wein, pencils by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, inks by Frank Chiaramonte. "The Night of the Soul Thief!" Script by Paul Levitz, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Dave Hunt. The JSA faces off vs. Fredrick Vaux, the true mastermind behind Jensen acquiring his mystic powers. "Climax" Starring Aquaman. Script by Paul Kupperberg, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Joe Giella. "The Insanity Swarm" Starring Wonder Woman. Script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Frank Mclaughlin. Cover art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #464
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 464

    Cover art by Jim Aparo. The Day Up Was Down starring the Flash (Barry Allen), script by Cary Bates, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Joe Giella. Requiem for a Deadman! starring Deadman, script by Len Wein (plot) and Gerry Conway (script), art by Jim Aparo; Deadman is called across town to STAR Laboratories where experiments into the supernatural are going on. To Everything There Is a Season... starring the Justice Society of America, script by Paul Levitz, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Joe Staton and Dick Giordano (page 1). Slave of the Queen Bee starring Wonder Woman, script by Gerry Conway, art by José Delbo. Invaders From Above starring Aquaman, script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Bob Smith. 68 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #465
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 465

    "Who Is Invading Central City!" Starring Flash. Script by Cary Bates, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Joe Giella. "Brick Battleground!" Starring Deadman. Script by Len Wein, pencils by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, inks by Dick Giordano. "Countdown to Disaster!" Starring the Justice Society of America. Script by Paul Levitz, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Dave Hunt. The JSA must find a deadly capsule containing a poisonous substance that could kill millions if released. "Ice Pact" Starring Aquaman. Script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Dan Adkins. Cover art by Jim Aparo. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #466
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 466

    Last dollar issue. Cover art by Jim Aparo. The Cloud with the Lethal Lining! starring the Flash (Barry Allen), script by Cary Bates, pencils by Michael Netzer [as Mike Nasser], inks by Vince Colletta. Never Say Die! starring Deadman, script by Len Wein, pencils by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, inks by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. The Defeat of the Justice Society!, script by Paul Levitz, art by Joe Staton; As the JSAers go their separate ways after Mr. Terrific's funeral, Power Girl wonders why the team disbanded in 1951 and Huntress relates the story as she heard it. Death on Ice starring Aquaman, script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Dan Adkins; feature continues in World's Finest Comics #262. 64 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #467
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 467

    First 40-cent cover price issue. 1st appearance Prince Gavyn (Starman). Cover pencils by Steve Ditko (Starman) and Dave Cockrum (Plastic Man), inks by Dick Giordano. Carlton Canary, script by Len Wein, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Bob Smith; Plastic Man and Woozy Winks are asked to make sure the snitch Carlton Canary gets to police custody safely. Hostess ad starring Superman. First Encounter, script by Paul Levitz, pencils by Steve Ditko, inks by Romeo Tanghall; Starman is briefly captured by Oswin and rescues Jediah Rikane. Daily Planet Volume 79 Issue 43; DC titles on sale, and Answer Man column and a Fred Hembeck strip. 36 pages. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #468
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 468

    Cover art by Jim Aparo. Uneasy Lies the Crown starring Starman, script by Paul Levitz, pencils by Steve Ditko, inks by Romeo Tanghal. Untitled Plastic Man story, script by Len Wein, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Bob Smith; Plas fights the triple-jointed murdering ballet dancer Dimitri Dervish. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #469
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 469

    Cover pencils by Jim Sherman (Plastic Man) and Jim Aparo (Starman). Death in a Dark-Starred Void! starring Starman, script by Paul Levitz, pencils by Steve Ditko, inks by Romeo Tanghal. Codename: Pinkeye starring Plastic Man, script by Martin Pasko, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Bob Smith. Hawkman Hostess ad, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #470
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 470

    Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Dick Giordano. To Die A-Borning starring Starman, Merria, Mn'Torr, and Clryssa, script by Paul Levitz, pencils by Steve Ditko, inks by Romeo Tanghal; Starmans origin continues. Brickface and the Trowel starring Plastic Man, Woozy Winks, Alonzo van Rivett, Terrance Cotta (Brickface), Mason Stucko (the Trowel), and Cindy Bloch, script by Martin Pasko, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Bob Smith. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #471
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 471

    Cover art by Jim Starlin. Brickface the Wall-to-Wall Killer starring Plastic Man, the Trowel, Woozy Winks, Brickface (origin), Cindy Bloch, and Lowbrow, script by Martin Pasko, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Bob Smith. Starman Must Die!, script by Paul Levitz, pencils by Steve Ditko, inks by Romeo Tanghal; Starman battles Captain Krydd. Green Arrow Hostess ad, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. Crossword puzzle with a small Answer Man column. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #472
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 472

    Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Dick Giordano. ...And Only One Shall Survive! starring Starman, script by Paul Levitz, pencils by Steve Ditko, inks by Romeo Tanghal; Starman finds an Imperial warship adrift in space with a few survivors. One of the royal house is sealed in a life pod, the other captured by aliens. Flash Hostess ad, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. It Pays to be Ignorant starring Plastic Man, script by Martin Pasko, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Bob Smith; When Cindy Bloch is murdered in jail, Plastic Man and Woozy track down her killers. Daily Planet with Fred Hembeck strip and Answer Man column. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #473
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 473

    Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Dick Giordano. Midway Madness starring Plastic Man, script by Martin Pasko, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Bob Smith. Woozy and Plastic Man, with the help of Granetta Bloch, capture the killers of Granetta's sister Cindy. Flash Hostess ad, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. 'Twixt Hammer and Anvil starring Starman, script by Paul Levitz, pencils by Steve Ditko inks by Romeo Tanghal; While Starman rescues Clryssa, Merria returns to the home world only to learn that Oswin has been declared Regent. Frank Chiaramonte bio by Mike Barr. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #474
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 474
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    • Label #1497150014

    Last 40-cent cover price issue. Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Dick Giordano. The Chains That Bind starring Starman, script by Paul Levitz, pencils by Steve Ditko, inks by Romeo Tanghal; to regain his stolen power-bands, Starman runs the gauntlet of steel. The 24-Hour Target starring Plastic Man, script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Bob Smith. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #475
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 475

    First 50-cent cover price issue. Cover art by Brian Bolland. Scavenger Hunt starring Aquaman, script by J. M. DeMatteis, art by Dick Giordano; When Mera falls ill, Aquaman heads to Atlantis for a doctor but is sidetracked by The Scavenger. Series continues from World's Finest Comics #264. Flash Hostess ad, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. In Battle Joined! starring Starman, script by Paul Levitz, pencils by Steve Ditko, inks by Romeo Tanghal; Starman takes the battle back to homeworld but can Oswin be removed from the throne? Don't Get Mad, Get Even starring Plastic Man, script by Martin Pasko, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Bob Smith. 36 pages. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #476
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 476
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    • Label #1497150016

    Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Dick Giordano. The Poseidon Adventure starring Aquaman, script by J. M. DeMatteis, pencils by Dick Giordano, inks by Dick Giordano; Aquaman battles Poseidon (not the god). Crown or Coffin? starring Starman, script by Paul Levitz, pencils by Steve Ditko, inks by Romeo Tanghal. The Milk of Human Cruelty starring Plastic Man, script by Martin Pasko, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Bob Smith. 32 pages. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #477
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 477

    Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Dick Giordano. The Outrage starring Aquaman, script by J. M. DeMatteis, art by Dick Giordano; Aquaman is hated by the city he has sworn to protect. The Search For Mn'Torr starring Starman, script by Paul Levitz, pencils by Steve Ditko, inks by Romeo Tanghal. Disco Plas starring Plastic Man, script by Martin Pasko, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Bob Smith; Plastic Man battles Roxanne Roller; appearances by Rod Sewage, Rupert Hoax, and Morrie Banalo (caricatures of Rod Stewart, Rupert Holmes, and Barry Manilow). 32 pages. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #478
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 478
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    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0947256010

    Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Dick Giordano. Grand Illusion! starring Aquaman, script by J. M. DeMatteis, pencils by Dick Giordano, inks by Steve Mitchell; Black Manta and his army of misfits attack Atlantis but are stopped by Aquaman in an unusual way; Series continues in Action Comics #517. Superman Hostess ad, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. ...And Death's Icy Touch Shall Come Searching starring Starman, script by Paul Levitz, pencils by Steve Ditko, inks by Romeo Tanghal. A Night at the Nuthouse starring Plastic Man, script by Martin Pasko, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Bob Smith; While working at the Old Gumshoe Sanitarium, Woozy stumbles onto a plot to steal some artwork; Series continues in Super Friends #42. 32 pages. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #479
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 479
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    • Label #1497150018

    Harlan Ellison character used in Dial H for Hero story. Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Bob Smith. To Save a World--Dial "H" For Hero, script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Larry Mahlstedt; features characters helped into creation by reader fan mail. The Red Death--Dial "H" For Hero, script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Dennis Jensen. As the Silver Fog Rolls In...--Dial "H" For Hero, script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Dennis Jensen. 36 pages. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #480
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 480

    Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Steve Mitchell. The Riddle of the Sphinx--Dial "H" For Hero, script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Dennis Jensen. Thunder Over Fairfax--Dial "H" For Hero, script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Larry Mahlstedt. The Circus Psycho--Dial "H" For Hero, script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Dennis Jensen. All stories feature heroes created by fans. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #481
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 481

    Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Dick Giordano. The Night of a Thousand Dooms! --Dial "H" For Hero, script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Larry Mahlstedt; When Chris is grounded by his father, Vicki must patrol the city by herself. Batman Hostess ad, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. Self-Destructress!--Dial "H" For Hero, script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Larry Mahlstedt. The Assault of the Aquarian Attacker!--Dial "H" For Hero, script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Dennis Jensen. Statement of ownership; average number of copies last 12 months: 237,289. Form to submit superhero ideas for future issues of Dial "H" for Hero. 36 pages. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #482
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 482

    Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Dick Giordano. There'll Be Some Interchanges Made--Dial "H" For Hero, script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Dennis Jensen. By the Light of the Silversmith--Dial "H" For Hero, script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Dennis Jensen. Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth--Dial "H" For Hero, script by Marv Wolfman, art by Don Heck. All stories feature heroes created by fans. 36 pages. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #483
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 483

    Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Dick Giordano. Games Villains Play--Dial "H" For Hero, script by Marv Wolfman, art by Don Heck. Beware the Wildebeest. My Son--Dial "H" For Hero, script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Dennis Jensen. Both stories feature heroes created by fans. 36 pages. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #484
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 484

    Cover art by George Perez. Blood Money!--Dial "H" For Hero, script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Dennis Jensen; Christopher and Vicki use the H Dials to stop Bounty Hunter and Pupil from killing Mr. Manelli. Hostess ad starring Superman, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. Mr. Negative!--Dial "H" For Hero, script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Frank Chiaramonte. 36 pages. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #485
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 485

    Last 50-cent cover price issue. Cover art by George Perez. The Evil Eight!--Dial "H" For Hero, script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Dennis Jensen. No Freedom For Fairfax!--Dial "H" For Hero, script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Frank Chiaramonte. In Final Combat--Dial "H" For Hero, script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Larry Mahlstedt. All stories feature heroes created by fans. 36 pages. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #486
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 486

    First 60-cent cover price issue. Cover art by George Perez. Hell On Earth--Dial "H" For Hero, script by Marv Wolfman, art by Don Heck. Here Come the Heroes!--Dial "H" For Hero, script by Marv Wolfman, art by Romeo Tanghal. The Plight of the Flight Pirate--Dial "H" For Hero, script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Trevor Von Eeden, inks by Larry Mahlstedt. All stories feature heroes created by fans. 36 pages. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #487
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 487

    Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Dick Giordano. To Die Twice... In Fire and Ice--Dial "H" For Hero, script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Dennis Jensen; The Dial H For Hero kids stop two villains from wrecking a rocket designed to fix the hole in the ozone layer. Hostess ad starring Red Tornado, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. To Charm a Serpent--Dial "H" For Hero, script by George Kashdan, art by Don Heck; Chris King and Viki Grant use the H dials to save the town from a giant snake. 36 pages. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #488
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 488

    Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Dick Giordano. J -- as in Jinx and Jeopardy--Dial "H" For Hero, script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Dennis Jensen; a villain learns the identity of our heroes. Tender Poison--Dial "H" For Hero, script by George Kashdan, pencils by Trevor Von Eeden, inks by Larry Mahlstedt. Both stories feature heroes created by fans. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #489
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 489

    Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike DeCarlo. Proof...the Whole Proof...and Nothing But the Proof!--Dial "H" For Hero, script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Frank McLaughlin; After Chris and Vicki stop Tsunami and Distortionex from robbing a bank they are summoned to testify in court. How will they re-dial those heroes so they can show up for the trial? Who's Pulling the Strings--Dial "H" For Hero, script by E. Nelson Bridwell, pencils by Trevor Von Eeden, inks by Larry Mahlstedt; Chris and Vicki's class is attacked by The Marionette. 36 pages. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #490
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 490

    Cover pencils by George Perez, inks by Bob Smith. Into the Abyss--Dial "H" For Hero, script by E. Nelson Bridwell, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Larry Mahlstedt; Chris and Vicki stop the Squid but get trapped inside the villain known as The Abyss. The Other Side of Nowhere!--Dial "H" For Hero, script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Howard Bender, inks by Rodin Rodriguez; Chris and Vicki are trapped in two different locations by The Abyss, but both dial up some new heroes until they find one that can get them home. Hostess ad starring Flash, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. Battle of the Abyss--Dial "H" For Hero, script by E. Nelson Bridwell, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Larry Mahlstedt. 36 pages. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #491
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 491

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    Digest sized. Change to 100-page format. Cover pencils by Keith Giffen, inks by Romeo Tanghal. The Confederation of Hell starring Shazam!, script by E. Nelson Bridwell, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Frank Chiaramonte. The Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino; Three teens from the future offer Superboy membership in their super-hero club. Sorcerers of the Sea starring Aquaman, script by Steve Skeates, art by Jim Aparo. The Canary and the Cat! (Part One) starring Black Canary, script by Denny O'Neil, art by Alex Toth. The Man Who Couldn't Sleep starring Sandman, script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon. Prisoner of the Super-Heroes! starring Superboy, script by Jerry Siegel, art by George Papp. War That Shook the Universe! starring Spectre, script by Gardner Fox, art by Murphy Anderson. Paul Levitz provides commentary on the two Legion stories reprinted in this issue. 100 pages. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #492
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 492

    Digest sized. Cover pencils by Keith Giffen, inks by Mike DeCarlo. ...Battle With the Gods! starring Shazam!, script by E. Nelson Bridwell, pencils by Don Newton, inks by John Calnan; The Marvels and Kid Eternity defeat Satan and his band of gods. The Trail of the Ring! starring Aquaman, script by Steve Skeates, art by Jim Aparo. The Three Super-Heroes!, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; The Legion wants to induct Supergirl, but Red Kryptonite ages her past their limit, forcing her rejection. The Canary and the Cat! (Part Two) starring Black Canary, script by Denny O'Neil, art by Alex Toth. The Unholy Dreams of Gentleman Jack starring Sandman, script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon. The Army of Living Kryptonite Men! starring Superboy and Lex Luthor, script by Jerry Siegel, art by George Papp. Beyond the Sinister Barrier! starring the Spectre, script by Gardner Fox, art by Murphy Anderson. 100 pages. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #493
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 493
    • Paper: White

    Digest sized. Cover pencils by Keith Giffen, inks by Romeo Tanghal. When Destiny Calls! starring the Challengers of the Unknown, script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by George Tuska, inks by Andy Mushynsky; Origin story retold. Lana Lang and the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Otto Binder, art by George Papp; Superboy and Lana meet Star Boy, a new Legion recruit. Is This My Foe? starring Aquaman, script by Steve Skeates, art by Jim Aparo. A Nightmare Called Gorgonus starring Zatanna, script by Len Wein, art by Dick Giordano. Supergirl's Three Super Girl-Friends! starring Supergirl, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney. Captain Marvel and the Twisted Powers, script by Otto Binder, art by Pete Costanza. The Ghost of Ace Chance! starring the Spectre, script by Gardner Fox, art by Murphy Anderson. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #494
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 494

    Digest sized. Cover pencils by Keith Giffen, inks by Frank Giacoia. Contract on a Champ! starring Challengers of the Unknown, script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by George Tuska, inks by Andy Mushynsky; Retelling of the origin of the Challengers continues. Superboy's Big Brother!, script by Robert Bernstein, art by George Papp; When a space ship crashes outside Smallville, Superboy finds an amnesiac super-powered youth who might be his older brother. The Secret of Mon-El! [Superboy's Big Brother! chapter 2], script by Robert Bernstein, art by George Papp. To Win is to Lose! starring Aqualad , script by Steve Skeates, art by Jim Aparo. Captain Marvel Faces Fear!, art by Pete Costanza. The Legion of Super-Villains! starring Superman, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. The Sinister Lives of Captain Skull! starring the Spectre, script by Gardner Fox, art by Murphy Anderson. 100 pages. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #495
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 495

    Digest sized. Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Dick Giordano. Yesterday's Clues! starring the Challengers of the Unknown, script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Alex Toth, inks by Frank Giacoia. The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero!, script by Robert Bernstein, art by George Papp; Superboy meets new Legion member Sun Boy (who is later revealed to be an impostor); Meanwhile, reform school escapee Tom Tanner (a double for Clark Kent) tries to take over Clark's life in Smallville. Underworld Reward starring Aquaman, script by Steve Skeates, art by Jim Aparo. The Man Without a World starring Captain Marvel, script by Otto Binder, art by C. C. Beck. The Legion of Super-Traitors! starring Superboy, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. Crime Carnival starring Sandman, script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon. Die, Spectre--Again!, script by Gardner Fox, art by Neal Adams. 100 pages. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #496
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 496

    Digest sized. Cover art by Gil Kane. Tomorrow's Answers! starring Challengers of the Unknown, script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Alex Toth, inks by Frank Giacoia. Supergirl's Greatest Challenge!, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; Traveling to the 30th century, Supergirl defeats the Positive Man to help the Legion of Super-Heroes, who have lost their powers. Underworld Reward Part 2 starring Aquaman, script by Steve Skeates, art by Jim Aparo. The Mystery of the Missing Newsstand! starring Captain Marvel, Jr., script by Elliot S! Maggin, art by Dave Cockrum. Superman's Super-Courtship!, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Jim Mooney; Supergirl tries to find the perfect mate for Superman. Dreams of Doom starring Sandman, script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon. Menace of the Mystic Mastermind starring Spectre, script by Mike Friedrich, art by Neal Adams. 100 pages. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #497
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 497

    Digest sized. Cover art by Gil Kane. All Together Now! starring Challengers of the Unknown, script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Alex Toth, inks by Dan Adkins. The Boy With Ultra-Powers!, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; Ultra Boy must discover Superboy's secret identity as an initiation test for the Legion. The Explanation! starring Aquaman, script by Steve Skeates, pencils by Jim Aparo, inks by Frank Giacoia. The Mighty Marvels Join Forces!, script by Otto Binder, art by C. C. Beck; The Marvel Family unites to battle the evil Black Adam. The Face Behind the Lead Mask!--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by John Forte and Al Plastino [page 4 and some Superboy and Luthor heads only], inks by John Forte and Al Plastino. Stop that Kid... Before He Wrecks the World starring the Spectre, script and art by Neal Adams. 100 pages. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #498
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 498

    Digest sized. Cover art by Gil Kane. Untitled Plastic Man story, script by Len Wein, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Bob Smith; Plastic Man and Woozy Winks are asked to make sure the snitch Carlton Canary gets to police custody safely. The Secret Origin of Bouncing Boy!--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Jerry Siegel, art by John Forte; Bouncing Boy tells a group of applicants about his origin. Come the Revolution starring Aquaman, script by Steve Skeates, art by Jim Aparo. The World's Maddest Ghost! starring Captain Marvel, script by Otto Binder, art by C. C. Beck. The Man Who Knew All the Answers starring Sandman, script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon. Sun-Boy's Lost Power!--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Jerry Siegel, art by John Forte. The Thanksgiving Thieves! starring Mary Marvel, script by E. Nelson Bridwell, art by Bob Oksner. The Spectre Means Death?, script and art by Neal Adams. 100 pages. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #499
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 499

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    Digest sized. Cover art by Gil Kane. Untitled Plastic Man story, script by Len Wein, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Bob Smith; Plas fights the triple-jointed murdering ballet dancer Dimitri Dervish. The Fantastic Spy!--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Jerry Siegel, art by John Forte; New Legionnaire Matter-Eater Lad is accused of being a traitor. A Kingdom to Re-Build starring Aquaman, script by Steve Skeates, art by Jim Aparo. The Talking Tiger starring Captain Marvel, script by Otto Binder, art by C. C. Beck. The Villain from Valhalla starring Sandman, script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon. The Stolen Super-Powers!--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Jerry Siegel, art by John Forte. The Man in the Moon starring Captain Marvel, script by Otto Binder, art by C. C. Beck. Pilgrims of Peril! starring the Spectre, script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Jerry Grandenetti, inks by Murphy Anderson. 100 pages. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #500
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 500

    Digest sized. Cover pencils by Keith Giffen, inks by Larry Mahlstedt. The Secret of the Mystery Legionnaire!--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Jerry Siegel, art by John Forte; Following the death of Lightning Lad, the LSH recruits new member Legionnaire Lemon, or Marvel Lad, who turns out to be Mon-El, finally cured of his weakness to lead and able to leave the Phantom Zone to join the Legion full-time. The Legion of Substitute Heroes!--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Edmond Hamilton, art by John Forte. The Secret Power of the Mystery Super-Hero!--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Edmond Hamilton, art by John Forte. The Return of Lightning Lad!--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Edmond Hamilton, art by John Forte. Part I: The Legion of Super-Monsters!--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Edmond Hamilton, art by John Forte. Part II: The Legion's Super-Showdown!--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Edmond Hamilton, art by John Forte. The Doom of the Super-Heroes--Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Edmond Hamilton, art by John Forte. 148 pages. Cover price $1.75.