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Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) comic books

  • Issue #53
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 53
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scratch on front of case
    • Label #0226009006

    Cover art by Bernard Baily. The Minute Men of America, art by Bernard Baily; The Hourman investigates the suspicious deaths of twelve children who work in a factory owned by a Mr. Tareff. Ad for Mutt & Jeff #2. Fang Gow's Daughter starring Barry O'Neill, script and art by Ed Winiarski. The Plot of Vas Onga starring Mark Lansing, script and art by Howard Purcell. The Coast Line Limited Crackup starring the Federal Men, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Chad Grothkopf. The Women Warriors starring Cotton Carver, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Jack Lehti. Shanghaied starring Steve Conrad Adventurer, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Jack Lehti. The Great I: Part 2 starring Socko Strong, script by Albert Sulman, art by Joseph Sulman. The Loan Sharks starring The Sandman, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Creig Flessel. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #54
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 54
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack; Scratch on front of case
    • Label #0181312011

    Cover art by Bernard Baily. The Kidnapping of a Minute-Man, art by Bernard Baily; Shortly after his mother forces him to resign from the Minute Men of America, banker's son Rodney Morvan is kidnapped by Ricky Maffiri's gang. Fang Gow's Challenge starring Barry O'Neill, script and art by Ed Winiarski. The Dreaded Mokos starring Mark Lansing of Mikishawm, script and art by Howard Purcell. Death of a Borinquen Butler starring the Federal Men, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Chad Grothkopf. Cotton Carver and the Beast Men, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Jack Lehti. The Great I: Part 3 starring Socko Strong, script by Albert Sulman, art by Joseph Sulman. Adventure of the French Agent starring Steve Conrad Adventurer, script and art by Jack Lehti. Advertisement for the Superman radio program. Case of the Kidnapped Heiress starring The Sandman, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Creig Flessel. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #57
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 57
    • Paper: White
    • Label #791-AA-001
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($9.00) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
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    • Cover and centerfold detached at original staples and held in place by post-manufacturer added staple.

    Cover art by Bernard Baily. The Menace of Dr. Togg, script by Ken Fitch, art by Bernard Baily; Hourman and the Minute Men must face an evil scientist, from his laboratory on Wide Island, who has created weird pets called the Gombezi out of wolves and buzzards that he uses to rob and kill. Fang Gow's Cut-Throats starring Barry O'Neill, script and art by Ed Winiarski. General Kosta's Subterfuge starring Mark Lansing, script and art by Howard Purcell. The Problem of the Phony Newspaperman starring the Federal Men, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Chad Grothkopf. Magna Cum Laude starring Socko Strong, script by Albert Sulman, art by Joseph Sulman. Peril In Africa starring Steve Conrad Adventurer, script and art by Jack Lehti. To Hammer the Earth starring The Sandman, script by Gardner F. Fox, pencils by Creig Flessel, inks by Chad Grothkopf. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #60
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 60
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($10.26) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
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    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold large pieces of first wrap, and a small piece from one page missing, interrupts art and story (affects Hourman, Cotton Carver, and Sandman). Full length spine split through multiple wraps.

    Cover art by Creig Flessel. The Plot Against the Minute-Men, script by Ken Fitch, art by Bernard Baily; Hourman has his hands full when the criminal element in the city decides to strike back at the good work of the Minute Men of America, by recruiting other boys in the city, having them commit vandalism of various kinds, then blaming it on the Minute Men. The Taxicab Murder starring Barry O'Neill, script and art by Ed Winiarski. Lishak the Gladiator starring Mark Lansing, script and art by Howard Purcell. Tyranny In Barlunda starring Cotton Carver, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Jack Lehti. It Takes a Thief starring Paul Kirk, Manhunter, script and art by Ed Moore. Castle of Mystery starring Steve Conrad Adventurer, script and art by Jack Lehti. Mystery At Malay Mac's starring The Sandman, script by Gardner F. Fox. Full-page ads for World's Best Comics # 1 and All Star Comics # 4. Half-page ad for the Superman radio show. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #71
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 71
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Label #1075975001

    Cover art by Jack Burnley. The Invaders from the Future, script by Gardner F. Fox, pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Jack Burnley and Ray Burnley [backgrounds]; A kindly professor creates a steel time-sphere, which is stolen and used by a gang of crooks to travel into the future, who then unleash flaming thunderbolts and giants in bullet-proof suits to terrorize the citizens of today. The Stronghold of Savarr starring The Shining Knight, art by Creig Flessel. Jungle Search starring Steve Conrad, Adventurer, script and art by Jack Lehti. The Stars Look Down on Murder starring The Hourman, art by Bernard Baily. Crime Strikes at Home starring Paul Kirk, Manhunter, script and art by Ed Moore. Adventure of the Road of No Return starring The Sandman, script by Mort Weisinger, pencils by Paul Norris, inks by Chad Grothkopf. Half-page ads for Leading Comics # 1, All Star Comics # 9, and Sensation Comics # 2 (featuring Wonder Woman). A full-page ad features Superman # 15, World's Finest # 4, Batman # 9, All-Flash Quarterly # 3, and Green Lantern # 2. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #72
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 72
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($347.85) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #0805092003

    Cover art by Jack Burnley. Case of the Magic Bloodstone, script by Gardner F. Fox, pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Jack Burnley and Ray Burnley [backgrounds]; Starman becomes involved in a case involving the mysterious deaths of several members of an expedition in the Arabian Desert who had taken an accursed bloodstone from an ancient temple. The Adventure of the Stolen Armor starring The Shining Knight, art by Creig Flessel. The Bullet-Proof Tigers starring Steve Conrad, Adventurer, script and art by Jack Lehti. Dr. Glisten starring The Hourman, script by Ken Fitch, art by Bernard Baily. The Fish-Men starring Paul Kirk, Manhunter, script and art by Ed Moore. The Riddle of the Slave Market starring The Sandman, script by Jack Kirby, pencils by Jack Kirby. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #73
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 73
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($8.55) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • INCOMPLETE. Missing first wrap and centerfold. Missing staples, pages are loose (not manufacturing).

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby. The Case of the Murders in Outer Space, script by Gardner F. Fox, pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Jack Burnley and Ray Burnley [backgrounds]; When Hetty Taylor died during the Gold Rush in California, his will specifically excluded any relative who lived or died in the state; now the Starman must figure out the causes for the mysterious deaths of some of those relatives. The Secret of the Buzzard's Revenge starring the Manhunter, script and art by Jack Kirby. Adventure in the Past starring Steve Conrad, Adventurer, script and art by Jack Lehti. The Golden Quest starring The Shining Knight, script by Henry Lynne Perkins, art by Louis Cazeneuve. Criminal Quiz starring The Hourman and Minute Man Martin, art by Bernard Baily. Bells of Madness starring The Sandman, script and pencils by Jack Kirby. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #81
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 81
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($13.50) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
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    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Color touch, spine/edge rebuild, tear seals, staples replaced. Cover TRIMMED.

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon. A Drama in Dreams, script and pencils by Jack Kirby; Threatening to kill Sandy, Wesley Dodds is kidnapped and forced to sign papers turning over the rights to his gold mine stock and fortune. Starman's Lucky Star, script by Gardner F. Fox, pencils by Mort Meskin [as Mort Morton Jr.], inks by George Roussos [as Inky Roussos]. The Enigma of the Nonagenarian Natator starring Genius Jones, script by Alfred Bester, art by Stan Kaye. The Adventure of the Queen's Jades starring The Shining Knight, art by Louis Cazeneuve. The Case of the Crying Cat starring Manhunter, art by Pierce Rice. Time Out For Hitler starring Hourman and Thorndyke, art by Bernard Baily. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #82
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 82
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($10.80) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
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    • Tape on interior front cover.

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby. Santa Fronts for the Mob, script and pencils by Jack Kirby; A gang of crooks talk a dim-witted professional wrestler into playing Santa Claus at a local department store as a front for the commission of crimes. Hitch a Wagon to The Stars?, script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Mort Meskin [as Morton Jr.], inks by George Roussos. The Sorcerer's Apprentice starring The Shining Knight, art by Louis Cazeneuve. Did I Ever See a Dream Walking? starring Genius Jones, script by Alfred Bester, art by Stan Kaye. The Animal Murders starring Manhunter, art by Pierce Rice. The High-Powered Hoods starring Hourman and Thorndyke, art by Bernard Baily. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #86
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 86
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • From the personal collection of Frank Brunner.
    • Label #5214C7-003
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • Minor side edge cracks, scuffing on slab surface.
    • Label #0056466019
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($14.97) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1554588001

    The Boy Who Was Too Big For His Breeches, script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon. The Battle of the Mental Marvels starring Genius Jones, script by Alfred Bester, art by Stan Kaye. Twist in Time starring Shining Knight, script by Joe Samachson, art by Louis Cazeneuve. The Moonman's Muggs! starring Starman, script by Garner F. Fox, art by Emil Gershwin. Catalogue of Crime starring Manhunter, pencils by Pierce Rice. The Art of War starring Mike Gibbs, Guerilla, script by Joe Samachson, art by Irving Tirman. Half-page ad for All Star Comics # 17. A full-page ad features Wonder Woman # 5, Green Lantern # 7, Boy Commandos # 2, Superman # 22, All-Flash # 10, and Batman # 17. 60 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #88
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 88
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($18.00) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
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    • Centerfold detached at single center staple.

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby. The Cruise of the Crescent starring The Sandman, script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon; Young Jerry borrows his grandfather's model boat, "The Crescent", and takes it down to the docks to sail it. Death of Genius Jones starring Genius Jones, art by Stan Kaye. Prisoners of Peril starring Shining Knight, art by Louis Cazeneuve. The Enigma of the Vanishing House! starring Starman, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Emil Gershwin. Loaded For Bear starring Manhunter, pencils by Pierce Rice. Bombs Over Brittany starring Mike Gibbs, Guerilla, script by Joe Samachson, art by Irving Tirman. 60 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #96
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 96
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($15.00) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
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    • Corner (margin) pieces missing from several pages.

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon. Two Dreams to Destiny starring The Sandman, script by Joe Samachson, art by Pen Shumaker; High-Hat Archie overhears Philo relating a dream of his to Wes and Sandy, a dream in which Archie and his gang steal the cash from Jone's estate, escape, and then are tracked down by the Sandman and Sandy. Of Rogues and Rabbits starring The Shining Knight, script by Joe Samachson, art by Louis Cazeneuve. Melody in Treble Trouble starring Genius Jones, script by Whitney Ellsworth, art by Stan Kaye. Prediction For Plunder starring Starman, script by Joe Samachson, art by Emil Gershwin. Idol Victory starring Mike Gibbs, Guerilla, script by Joe Samachson, art by Maurice Del Bourgo. The back cover contains a third-page Tootsie Roll ad, "Capt. Tootsie and the Toy Cannon. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #97
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 97
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($27.60) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Top 3 rated.
    • Label #0001065006

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon. No Curtains For Cupid, script by Joe Samachson, art by Pen Shumaker; The Eraser Kid is not one to allow a former crook like Harry Long go straight, so he devises a plot to force Harry back into the rackets; What Eraser doesn't count on are Harry's allies: the Sandman and Sandy! Barbs of Chivalry starring the Shining Knight, art by Louis Cazeneuve. The Clue That Wasn't There starring Genius Jones, art by Stan Kaye. Stolen Glory starring Starman, script by Joe Samachson, art by Emil Gershwin. The Life of Riley starring Mike Gibbs, Guerilla, script by Joe Samachson, art by Maurice Del Bourgo. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #98
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 98
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($26.85) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #0004317004

    Cover art by Pen Shumaker. Hero of Dreams, script by Joe Samachson, art by Pen Shumaker; Timothy Quiver, a gun salesman who is deathly afraid of guns, teams up with the gold and purple clad duo to captured an armed notorious felon and his gang. Twin Stars of Crime (Table of Contents starring Starman, script by Joe Samachson, art by Emil Gershwin. The Felon's Friend starring the Shining Knight, script by Joe Samachson, art by Louis Cazeneuve. To Filch a Fortune starring Genius Jones, script by Whitney Ellsworth, art by Stan Kaye. Unconditional Surrender starring Mike Gibbs, Guerilla, script by Joe Samachson, art by Maurice Del Bourgo. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.