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  • Item #59987920
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    Published Sep 1941 by DC.

    Superman (1939 1st Series) 12 CGC 0.5

    Paper: Off white

    Centerfold Missing.

    Label #4137723005

    Starts Jan 1

    Cover art by Fred Ray. Untitled Superman story, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Joe Shuster (layouts) and Leo Nowak [as Shuster]; For doing such a great job, Lois and Clark are given a cruise vacation aboard the "Grenodier", where they meet Nan Wilson, who has inherited Pogo Island. Supermen of America info. Untitled Superman story, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster]; After investigating three mysterious deaths, Clark Kent writes an article on the deaths, which he believes are actually murders. Kid Stuff page by Henry Boltinoff. Safe Job text story by Roger Forrest. Promotional ad for World's Finest Comics #2, More Fun Comics #70, Detective Comics #54, All-American Comics #29, Adventure Comics #65, Flash Comics #20, and Action Comics #39. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #58056697
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    Published Nov 1941 by DC.

    Superman (1939 1st Series) 13 PR 0.5

    First use of 'A Superman Publication' DC Logo

    INCOMPLETE. Heavy cover-to-cover chew affecting many panel edges throughout and art/story of "The Light". 7" cumulative spine split.

    Starts Jan 1

    Cover art by Fred Ray. Untitled Superman story, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Joe Shuster (layouts) and Leo Nowak (finishes) [as Shuster], inks by Leo Nowak [as Shuster]; Superman must battle Lex Luthor who is disguised as The Light, a criminal who kidnaps prominent men from many different fields, hypnotizes them with colored lights, and makes them do his bidding. Superman versus The Archer, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Leo Nowak [ghosting for Joe Shuster]; A new villain hits the front pages of Metropolis' newspapers, a villain who prefers hunting human beings for profit rather than animals. Sailor's Shawl text story, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Cliff Young. Jerry the Jitterbug two-pager by Henry Boltinoff. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #59985635
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    Published May 1943 by DC.

    Superman (1939 1st Series) 22 CBCS 3.0

    Paper: White

    Centerfold Detached.

    Label #23-30D909A-001

    Starts Jan 1

    Cover art by Fred Ray. Meet The Squiffles, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Peter Riss [as Joe Shuster]; Clark investigates the mysterious crashes of military aircraft manufactured by the Elmont Aircraft Corporation and discovers that their test pilots have reported strange elves invading their cockpits. Clancy the Cop humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Great ABC Panic, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster]; The Prankster kidnaps the real copyright registrar and replaces him with one of his confederates. Gee Man humor two-pager by Ray McGill. Reunion With Death text story by Tom Terry. A Modern Robin Hood starring Superman, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Peter Riss [as Joe Shuster]. Prankster and Hitler appearance. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #60028239
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    Published Oct 1945 by DC.

    Superman (1939 1st Series) 36 CGC 5.5 Qualified

    Paper: White

    Centerfold Missing.

    Label #4243083002

    Starts Jan 1

    Cover pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. Mr. Mxyzptlk's Mistake starring Superman, Mr. Mxyztplk, and Lois Lane, pencils by Ira Yarbrough, inks by George Roussos. Glory for Gloria starring Superman, pencils by Ira Yarbrough. A Tooth for a Tooth text story by Ives Carter. Lois Lane story starring Captain Rourke and Clark Kent, script by Whitney Ellsworth, art by Sam Citron. Clark Kent, Star Reporter starring Superman, Mr. Keele, Lois Lane, and Perry White, pencils by Ira Yarbrough. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #60028242
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    Published Feb 1949 by DC.

    Superman (1939 1st Series) 56 CGC 4.0 Qualified

    Paper: Off white to white

    Centerfold Missing.

    Label #4243083012

    Starts Jan 1

    Cover pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. The Prankster Picks a Partner, script by William Woolfolk, art by Al Plastino; The Prankster tricks Superman into using his powers to help him commit crimes. The Man Who Couldn't Laugh, script by William Woolfolk, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; F. P. Crotchett hasn't laughed in 20 years and offers $100,000 to anyone who can make him. Smartypants, script by Alvin Schwartz, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Prof. Skynhedd is an expert in progressive education—So how come a two year old can run rings around him? Shorty humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #59944070
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    Published Jun 1949 by DC.

    Superman (1939 1st Series) 58 CGC 5.0

    Paper: Off white

    Label #4286781007

    Starts Jan 1

    Cover art by Al Plastino. Tiny Trix, the Bantam Bandit, script by William Woolfolk, art by Al Plastino; Tiny Trix tries to get out of jail by claiming he's a juvenile. Lois Lane Loves Clark Kent, script by William Woolfolk, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Lois' doctor advises her to try to transfer her love for Superman to a normal human, but her attempt to fall in love with Clark fails. Shorty humor two-pager by Henry Boltinoff. Casey the Cop humor page by Boltinoff. The Case of the Second Superman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; An earth scientist rockets his child to another planet where he grows up with super powers; He comes to Earth seeking Superman's help against the criminal scientist Bantor. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #60028246
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    Published Jun 1949 by DC.

    Superman (1939 1st Series) 58 CGC 2.5

    Paper: Light tan to off white

    Slab: Significant scuff(s) front or back

    Label #4243083003

    Starts Jan 1

    Cover art by Al Plastino. Tiny Trix, the Bantam Bandit, script by William Woolfolk, art by Al Plastino; Tiny Trix tries to get out of jail by claiming he's a juvenile. Lois Lane Loves Clark Kent, script by William Woolfolk, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Lois' doctor advises her to try to transfer her love for Superman to a normal human, but her attempt to fall in love with Clark fails. Shorty humor two-pager by Henry Boltinoff. Casey the Cop humor page by Boltinoff. The Case of the Second Superman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; An earth scientist rockets his child to another planet where he grows up with super powers; He comes to Earth seeking Superman's help against the criminal scientist Bantor. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #60049039
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    Published Oct 1950 by DC.

    Superman (1939 1st Series) 66 CGC 5.0

    2nd app. Superbaby

    Paper: White

    Label #4128190004

    Starts Jan 1

    Cover art by Al Plastino. The Babe of Steel, script by William Woolfolk (co-creator of the Golden Age Heap), pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; The Prankster finds the Fountain of Youth and starts using it to commit crimes; Clark accidentally drinks some of it and reverts to Superbaby (second appearance of Superbaby). The Last Days of Superman, script by William Woolfolk, pencils by Al Plastino, inks by Stan Kaye; Superman believes he is dying because he has come into contact with Kryptonite once too often. Bebe humor two-pager by Henry Boltinoff. The Machine That Played Cupid, script by Alvin Schwartz, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Lois' old boyfriend Finney can't get anywhere in the world because of his persistent bad luck. Jerry the Jitterbug humor page by Henry Boltinoff. How Are Your Manners Out-Of-Doors? public service announcement starring Dodo and the Frog, script by Jack Schiff, art by Otto Feuer. Features an interior cover ad for Strange Adventures #1. NOTE: Superbaby's first appearance was Superboy (1949 1st Series DC) #8. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #59944062
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    Published Apr 1953 by DC.

    Superman (1939 1st Series) 81 CGC 4.5

    Paper: Off white

    Label #4286781009

    Starts Jan 1

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Superman's Secret Workshop starring Superman and Lex Luthor, script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea With Superman starring Superman and Little Dan Wheeler, script by Bill Finger, art by Al Plastino. Mysterious Moving Islands text story by Capt. Jeb Manton. The Superwoman From Space starring Superman, Tharka (Intro, the Superwoman), and Bowtie Barris, script by Bill Woolfolk, art by Al Plastino. 44 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #59971345
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    Published May 1954 by DC.

    Superman (1939 1st Series) 89 GD/VG 3.0

    Water damage.

    Starts Jan 1

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye (1st Curt Swan cover on this title). Captain Kent the Terrible, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Superman goes back in time to prove Clark's ancestor was not a cruel pirate, and ends up becoming a pirate himself. Shorty humor two-pager by Henry Boltinoff. Superman of Skid Row, art by Al Plastino; Clark goes undercover to smoke out a mystery on Skid Row. Peg humor page by Henry Boltinoff. One Hour of Doom starring Superman and Lex Luthor, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. 44 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #60000957
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    Published Sep 1954 by DC.

    Superman (1939 1st Series) 92 CGC 3.5

    Paper: Cream to off white

    Label #4286781010

    Starts Jan 1

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The Impossible Headlines starring Superman, Jigger Benson, and George Earns (briefly edits the PLANET), pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. Superman's Sweetheart, script by Bill Woolfolk, art by Al Plastino; time-travel story. Little Pete humor two-pager by Henry Boltinoff. The Secret of Sam Trask's Pet text story. Superman's Last Hour starring Superman, Nails Harrigan, and Dan Delta, script by Jerry Coleman, art by Al Plastino. Full-page ad for Jimmy Olsen #1. 44 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #59666111
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    Published Nov 1954 by DC.

    Superman (1939 1st Series) 93 FR 1.0

    Near full length spine split. Cover detached.

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    The Super-Joke on Superman! starring Superman and Wilmington Waffle, script by Bill Woolfolk, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. Jimmy Olsen's Double starring Superman, The Thinker, and Baby Face (a Jimmy Olsen double), script by Bill Finger, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. Treasure Hunt In the Sky text article by Capt. John Makim. The Man Superman Feared, script by Jerry Coleman, art by Al Plastino; Superman is afraid of a harmless looking guy named Alfred Huntley. 44 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #59666115
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    Published Sep 1955 by DC.

    Superman (1939 1st Series) 100 GD 2.0

    1.25" Cumulative spine split (taped). Staple rust.

    Starts Jan 1

    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. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #59756969
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    Published Nov 1959 by DC.

    Superman (1939 1st Series) 133 VG+ 4.5

    Centerfold detached at one staple. Staple rust.

    Starts Jan 1

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Super-Luck of Badge 77, script by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino; Clark joins the police force for a story and lets Police Chief Smith believe that he is protected by the luck in badge #77. How Perry White Hired Clark Kent!, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Al Plastino; In a flashback story, though Perry White tries to brush him off, Clark proves that he has what it takes to be a reporter at the Daily Planet. Superman Joins the Army!, script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #60042720
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    Published Sep 1960 by DC.

    Superman (1939 1st Series) 139 FN- 5.5

    Starts Jan 15

    Featuring: "The New Life of Super-Merman!" Written by Jerry Siegel. Pencils by Wayne Boring. Inks by Stan Kaye. Superman, Ronal and Lori fake a romance between Superman and Lori so that Lois will give up on marrying Superman. "The Jolly Jailhouse!" Written by Jerry Coleman. Art by Al Plastino. Colonel Stradi runs a corrupt prison in Voroda and arrests Clark Kent and has him imprisoned there. "The Untold Story of Red Kryptonite!" Written by Otto Binder. Pencils by Curt Swan. Inks by John Forte. While rescuing a bathyscaph from the ocean bottom where it rests next to a Red Kryptonite meteor, Superman remembers all the other times that Red Kryptonite has affected him. Superman also is featured in a one-page public service announcement, "Lend a Friendly Hand!" Cover pencils by Curt Swan with inks by Stan Kaye. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #59981036
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    Published Feb 1961 by DC.

    Superman (1939 1st Series) 143 CGC 5.5

    Paper: Off white to white

    Label #4327413005

    Starts Jan 1

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. The Great Superman Hoax!, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Professor Juris pretends that he is secretly Superman to attempt to steal some Red Kryptonite from Perry White. Lois Lane's Lucky Day!, art by John Forte; Perry White sends Clark and Lois to a carnival to determine if the games are rigged. Bizarro Meets Frankenstein!, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; After seeing an Earth program claiming that Frankenstein was the scariest monster, Bizarro #1 travels to Earth to prove that he is scarier than Frankenstein. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #59983023
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    Published Aug 1967 by DC.

    Superman (1939 1st Series) 199 CGC 8.0

    1st Superman vs Flash race

    Paper: White

    Label #1130227002

    Starts Jan 1

    1st Superman vs. Flash race. Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Murphy Anderson. Superman's Race With the Flash!, script by Jim Shooter, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; a very close race by the two fastest super-heroes; brief Justice League appearance; the first Superman/Flash race. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #59980587
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    Superman (1939 1st Series) 217 VG+ 4.5

    Starts Later today

    Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Vince Colletta. DC Giant featuring reprinted stories of firsts and origins: The Outlaws From Krypton!, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Superman's first Kryptonian foe. The Girl in Superman's Past!, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Superman recalls his college romance with Lori Lemaris, a mermaid from sunken Atlantis. The Super-Duel in Space, script by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino; While on an experimental rocket, Clark and Lois encounter the alien Brainiac, who plans to shrink and bottle the great cities of Earth and then use them to repopulate his planet. The First Supergirl!, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Stan Kaye; Supergirl created by Jimmy's wish on magic totem. Superman and Supergirl pinup by Jim Mooney. The Menace of Metallo!, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Al Plastino; Criminal John Corben, who is nearly killed in an auto accident, is given a robot body powered by uranium. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Item #59980689
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    Published Dec 1969 by DC.

    Superman (1939 1st Series) 222 FN- 5.5

    Starts Later today

    DC Giant featuring reprints. Superman's Lost Brother!, script by Edmond Hamilton, art by Al Plastino; When Halk Kar crashes on Earth, the note he carries in Jor-El's handwriting makes Superman suspect that Halk Kar is his older brother. The Sweetheart Superman Forgot!, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Al Plastino. Jor-El II and Kal-El II, script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; an imaginary story. The New Nightwing and Flamebird!, script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein; Superman's sons become Nightwing II and Flamebird II. Kal-El II's Mission to Krypton!, script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. The Secret of Superboy's Sister, script by Al Schwartz, art by Al Plastino. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Item #59951339
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    Superman (1939 1st Series) 243 CGC 9.2

    Paper: White

    Label #4337507005

    Starts Dec 18

    Cover pencils by Neal Adams, inks by Dick Giordano. The Starry-Eyed Siren of Space! starring Superman, Kond, and Rija, script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Murphy Anderson. The Death-Trails of Krypton!--The Fabulous World of Krypton, script by Cary Bates, pencils by Bob Brown, inks by Murphy Anderson. Reprinted covers of Superman #1, Superboy #1, Jimmy Olsen #1, Lois Lane #1. The Battle of the Atoms! starring Superman, script by Don Cameron, pencils by Sam Citron. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Item #59843911
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    Published Feb 1973 by DC.

    Superman (1939 1st Series) 261 CGC 9.6

    Paper: White

    Label #1037393003

    Starts Jan 1

    Cover art by Nick Cardy. Slave of Star Sapphire!, script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Murphy Anderson; Carol Ferris thinks Superman is attacking Green Lantern, so she becomes Star Sapphire to fight him. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Item #59259881
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    Published Dec 1973 by DC.

    Superman (1939 1st Series) 270 CGC 9.6

    Paper: White

    Label #4046181010

    Starts Dec 18

    Cover art by Nick Cardy. The Viking from Valhalla! starring Superman, Valdemar, Clark Kent, Oscar Asherman, Steve Lombard, Lois Lane, and Skagerrak, script by Elliot S! Maggin, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Murphy Anderson. I Can't Go Home Again!--Private Life of Clark Kent, script by Elliot S! Maggin, art by Murphy Anderson; When the plans for a new highway go right through the Kent home in Smallville, Clark returns for one last visit; Pete Ross sees Clark and recalls how he recommended the highway be put through the Kent home to destroy any remaining evidence of Clark's double identity there. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Item #58518706
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    Superman (1939 1st Series) 423 CGC 9.6

    Paper: White

    Label #4210241019

    Starts Dec 18

    "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?" Part 1, continues in Action Comics #583. Art by Curt Swan. Inks by George PĂ©rez. These two issues are the final pre-Crisis Superman issues. Written by Alan Moore. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.75.