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Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) comic books

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    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 21 GD+ 2.5

    Water damage. Interior tearing.

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    Cover by Irv Novick. "The Sword in the Lake," script by Robert Kanigher, art by Irv Novick; The Silent Knight enters a tournament at Camelot, where he is pitted against the sorceress Morgan Le Fay's mysterious knight; So sure of her silent champion, Lady Celia readily accepts a bet from Morgan that should the Silent Knight lose, he will become her slave; But Morgan uses trickery, resulting in the Silent Knight failing the duel; Now he must do whatever Morgan asks until she sees fit to release him from his oath. Medieval Shields non-fiction story by Julius Schwartz, pencils by Morris Waldinger, inks by Tommy Nicolosi. The Last Battle article by Jack Miller; The story of Valens' battle with the Goths. "The Viking and the Firebird," script by Bob Haney, art by Joe Kubert; The travelling Viking prince, Jon, and his friend, the mute bard, save a village from a giant bird living within a volcano! 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 26 GD- 1.8 (R)

    2nd app. Suicide Squad

    Restored (see item notes)

    RESTORATION. Cover cleaned. Water damage.

    Starts Dec 18

    Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito. The second appearance of the Suicide Squad in "The Sun Curse!", script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito; Still in space from their last adventure, the Suicide Squad's rocket enters into a meteor storm; Somehow, the radiation off the flying debris affect the team, and they find themselves shrinking in size until they're no bigger than a thimble!; With quick-thinking, they form a human pyramid so Karin can reach the control panel and switch to auto-pilot before the rocket flies out of control; The rocket plunges into a vast lake somewhere on Earth, and the Squad is ejected out into the depths where their small size makes the fish think they're food. "Serpent in the Subway!", script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito; When the members of Suicide Squad take a furlough to Paris, they don't expect to be attacked by a giant serpent in the subway tunnels!; Bullets don't have any effect on it, and it seems able to breathe both on land and underwater. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 87 FN- 5.5

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    Cover pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Dick Giordano. "The Widow-Maker!", script and pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Dick Giordano; When Willi Van Dort (son of the Nazi war criminal General Van Dort) plans to use unsportsmanlike means to win a race by having Bruce Wayne attacked, Batman enters the race, and with the help of Wonder Woman and I-Ching wins the race instead of Van Dort, who was willing to win by any means, even murdering Batman; The plot is foiled with the help of Wonder Woman, Batman wins the race and Van Dort and his accomplices are arrested; Wonder Woman also gets into some trouble with the law when it turns out the car she thought was a rental was the wrong one and was reported stolen Also features a one-page text article titled "The Greatest Heroes of Them All," the first in a series recounting the heroes who previously appeared in Brave and Bold. This article covers the appearances of Golden Gladiator, Viking Prince, Silent Knight, Robin Hood, Col. Rick Flagg, and Cave Carson. One-page "A Matter of Life and Death!" story, script by Murray Boltinoff, art by Jack Sparling. Bio on Mike Sekowsky. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.15.

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    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 100 FN 6.0

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    Giant-size issue. Cover by Nick Cardy. "The Warrior in a Wheel-Chair," script by Bob Haney, art by Jim Aparo; When Batman is struck by a snipers bullet, only the skilled surgeon Dr. Hellstrom can save his life, however the doctor has to travel to Gotham from Z├╝rich; Meanwhile, Batman is in a weakened condition right at a critical point in his mission to bus the latest shipment of Cocaine into Gotham City; Unable to finish the job himself at risk of killing himself, Batman enlists the aid of Robin, Green Arrow, Black Canary, and Green Lantern to help him; He sends the group out to seek out his leads however, each and every single one leads to a dead end; When Batman is undergoing is surgery, the lead surgeon is revealed not to be Dr. Hellstrom, but the drug lord Belknap, who has taken Hellstrom's place to try and kill Batman on the operating table. Reprint back-up story: "Hide and Seek," script by Jack Miller, art by Neal Adams; Deadman seeks to learn what has happened to the police detective assigned to his case; He discovers that the detective, Michael Riley, has been falsely accused of brutally beating a thief who had already surrendered to him, and has been kicked off the force. Letter from comics writer Bob Rozakis. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.25.

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    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 102 CGC 9.2

    Paper: Off white to white

    Label #2025741002

    Starts Dec 18

    Giant-size issue. Cover by Nick Cardy. "The Commune of Defiance," script by Bob Haney, pencils by Jim Aparo (pages 1-13), Neal Adams (pages 14-21), and Dick Giordano (page 22), inks by Jim Aparo (pages 1-13) and Dick Giordano (pages 14-22); Batman recruits the Teen Titans to help defuse an explosive confrontation between Gotham City's "Establishment" and the Young Aquarians, a group of young citizens inhabiting a crime-ridden neighborhood; The situation is complicated by an internal struggle for control of the neighborhood, fought between a local crime boss and the Young Aquarians. Reprint story from The Doom Patrol #100: "The Robot-Maker Must Die" starring Robotman, The Chief, Elasti-Girl, and Negative Man, script by Arnold Drake, art by Bruno Premiani. Letter to the editor from comic editor Bob Rozakis. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.25.

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    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 112 VF 8.0

    Starts Dec 11

    100-page giant. Cover art by Jim Aparo, Howard Purcell, Irv Novick, and Gil Kane. "The Impossible Escape," script by Bob Haney, art by Jim Aparo; The Gotham Police and Batman are called to the Gotham Art Museum to stop a bunch of heavily armed thieves from stealing an ancient Hotep statue which is believed to contain the secret of everlasting life; They are also met by Inspector Siyad an inspector of the Egyptian police, who claims the statue was stolen from his country and sold illegally; Batman is asked to investigate the legitimacy of the purchase, and at the same time see if the old legends about the statue are true; While in France, Mr. Miracle puts on a show where he escapes from the top of the Eiffel Tower during a lightning storm without getting struck by lightning. Reprint back-up stories: "Fury of the Exiled Creature," script by Bob Haney, art by Howard Purcell; An outcast of Atlantis, Tyros finds a gem that turns him into a powerful creature, and uses that power to take over Atlantis. "The Three Flaming Dooms!" starring Silent Knight, script by Robert Kanigher, art by Irv Novick. "The Tick-Tock Traps of the Time Commander," script by Bob Haney, pencils by Ramona Fradon, inks by Charles Paris; Batman and Green Lantern must capture the Time Commander. Statement of ownership - average print run 367,667; average paid circulation 189,355. 100 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.60.

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    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 117 CGC 8.5

    Paper: White

    Label #4208843004

    Starts Dec 18

    Last 100-page giant. Cover by Jim Aparo, Nick Cardy, and Joe Kubert. "Nightmare Without End," script by Bob Haney, art by Jim Aparo; As Batman muses over a poster of his old war buddy Sgt. Rock, he is attacked by mysterious men and taken aboard a plane; He soon realizes that his kidnappers are really Sgt. Rock's old unit, Easy Company, come to seek Batman's help. "Trail of the Black Falcon!" (from Brave and Bold 24), script by Bob Haney, art by Joe Kubert; During a voyage, King Rikk's vessel enters a pirate trap!; Jon and his beloved Asa follow his father's falcon, Reya the Black, to the Pirate's Den where Jon takes up arms against the pirate crew. "1001 Ways to Defeat Green Arrow!" (from Adventure 174), script by Ed Herron, art by George Papp. Super-Heroes - Super-Warriors! article by Allan Asherman, art by Joe Shuster (Superman panels) and Neal Adams (Batman & Sgt. Rock cover); Describes what Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman (with Sgt. Rock), and Captain Marvel Jr. did during World War II. "Code Name: Mockingbird!" (from Secret Six 1) starring the Secret Six, script by E. Nelson Bridwell, pencils by Frank Springer. "The Menace from Inner Space" (from Blackhawk 194) starring Blackhawk, script by Dave Wood, pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Charles Cuidera. Letter to the editor from writer Arlen Schumer. 100 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.60.

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    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 200 CGC 9.0

    1st app. Batman and the Outsiders

    Paper: White

    Direct Edition

    Label #D03EE4-004

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    64-page giant. Cover by Jim Aparo. Final issue of the series-1st Appearance of Katana, 1st appearance of Geo-Force, and 1st appearance of Halo. The Golden Age Batman stars in "Smell of Brimstone, Stench of Death!", script by Mike Barr, pencils by Dave Gibbons, inks by Dave Gibbons (1-3, 20-40) and Gary Martin (4-19); The story explains how 2 different personas for Brimstone exist: Both aware somehow of each others' existences on a spiritual level; In 1955, on Earth-2, Brimstone's defeated by Batman and sent to prison, but later transfers his 'spiritual' essence to his doppelganger on Earth-1 in 1983 to restart his criminal empire; He learns of a Batman on this world, but is also defeated here by him; When his essence returns to its own body, it is a vegetable by this time, trapping him there for the rest of his natural life, while his 'good' Earth-1 counterpart is unaware of what happened. The contemporary Batman stars in "Hell on Earth!", script by Barr, art by Gibbons. Back-up story: 1st appearance of Batman and the Outsiders in a 16-page sneak preview, script by Barr, art by Jim Aparo. One-page Bat-Mite strip by Stephen DeStefano. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.50.

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    Brave and the Bold (1955 1st Series DC) 200 FN- 5.5

    1st app. Batman and the Outsiders
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    64-page giant. Cover by Jim Aparo. Final issue of the series-1st Appearance of Katana, 1st appearance of Geo-Force, and 1st appearance of Halo. The Golden Age Batman stars in "Smell of Brimstone, Stench of Death!", script by Mike Barr, pencils by Dave Gibbons, inks by Dave Gibbons (1-3, 20-40) and Gary Martin (4-19); The story explains how 2 different personas for Brimstone exist: Both aware somehow of each others' existences on a spiritual level; In 1955, on Earth-2, Brimstone's defeated by Batman and sent to prison, but later transfers his 'spiritual' essence to his doppelganger on Earth-1 in 1983 to restart his criminal empire; He learns of a Batman on this world, but is also defeated here by him; When his essence returns to its own body, it is a vegetable by this time, trapping him there for the rest of his natural life, while his 'good' Earth-1 counterpart is unaware of what happened. The contemporary Batman stars in "Hell on Earth!", script by Barr, art by Gibbons. Back-up story: 1st appearance of Batman and the Outsiders in a 16-page sneak preview, script by Barr, art by Jim Aparo. One-page Bat-Mite strip by Stephen DeStefano. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.50.