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    Action Comics (1938 DC) 410 CGC 9.4

    Paper: White

    Label #3711850005

    Starts Dec 18

    52-page giant. Cover by Nick Cardy. "The Satanic Son of Superman," script by Cary Bates, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Murphy Anderson; Superman learns that his son, Krys, has caused many disasters over his 10 year lifetime. "Healing Hands from Beyond!", script by Cary Bates, pencils by John Calnan, inks by Murphy Anderson; An ancient Indian magic allows Dr. Navarro to perform a complicated surgery. Classic Teen Titans reprint, "The Secret Olympic Heroes," script by Bob Haney, art by Nick Cardy; Speedy and the Titans locate a missing Olympic athlete. Letter to the editor from comics writer Bob Rozakis. The letters page also contains a statement of ownership - average print run 585,000; average print run 325,618. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Item #59951592
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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 107 CGC 8.0

    Paper: White

    Label #4337507002

    Starts Dec 18

    Cover by John Romita Jr. and Frank Giacoia. Spidey Smashes Through!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita Sr., inks by Frank Giacoia; Spider-Man faces off against the upgraded Spider-Slayer; Spider-Man defeats all four leaders, then returns to Smythe's hideout, where he finds Smythe inside the Spider Slayer; And if he survives this bout, hell have a few words for J. Jonah Jameson when hes done. Reprinted in Marvel Tales # 86. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

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    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 108 CGC 9.0

    Paper: Off white

    Label #4086744021

    Starts Jan 1

    Cover by John Romita. "Vengeance From Viet Nam!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita, inks by John Romita and Tony Mortellaro; Watching Flash Thompson being led into a car by military personnel, Spider-Man finds something wrong and decides to follow them; The car that he's following is then attacked by followers of the Monks of the Light, and their leader the Giant One; Spider-Man gets in the middle and manages to defeat them all, web up the followers, however the Giant One manages to escape; Grabbing Flash and bringing him to a safe location, Flash tells Spider-Man the reason why the followers of the Monks of the Light were after him: While fighting in Vietnam, Flash was injured in combat and stumbled across the hidden temple of the followers. Reprinted in Marvel Tales #87. Letter to the editor from David Michelinie, who would later write Spider-Man himself. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 97 FN/VF 7.0

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    "Godhood's End!" Part 9 of 9. Guest-starring Captain Marvel and the Golden Age super-heroes. Script by Roy Thomas. Plot assist by Neal Adams. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Gil Kane and Bill Everett. It's the epic conclusion to the Kree/Skrull War! As Earth's Mightiest Heroes go for broke in the Andromeda Galaxy vs. the Skrulls, while Rick Jones lays it all on the line in the Kree Galaxy against Ronan! The Avengers have help from Captain Marvel in their battle, but young Rick is on his own...until the Supreme Intelligence lends a hand! In dazzling fashion Marvel's Golden Age heroes spring from Rick Jones' mind and attack the Kree! Could the heroes from the past lead the charge to intergalactic victory in the present? Truly a bronze age masterpiece! Cameo appearances by Nick Fury and Annihilus. Golden Age heroes: Angel, Blazing Skull, Captain America, Fin, Patriot, Sub-Mariner, Vision, and the original Human Torch. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Iron Man, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Thor, and the Vision. (Notes: The Kree/Skrull War is widely considered the magnum opus of Roy Thomas' scripting run on the Avengers title. What If (1st series) 20 explores an alternative reality where the Avengers have to win the Kree/Skrull War without Rick Jones). 32 pages. Cover price $0.20.

  • Item #59472702
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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 101 FN/VF 7.0

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    "Five Dooms to Save Tomorrow!" Plot by Harlan Ellison. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by Rich Buckler. Inks by Dan Adkins. Cover by Rich Buckler and Frank Giacoia. The first 100 issues of Earth's Mightiest Heroes are in the books! And the next one hundred begin with an original story from Harlan Ellison! The Avengers serve as honor guards for a special man vs. machine chess match! However, after the Eastern European grandmaster collapses during the match, chaos erupts and finger pointing starts! Did someone poison the European champion? It appears an unassuming man named Leonard Tippit did. Why? What exactly is going on? The Watcher knows! And that means the Avengers' adventure is only just beginning! Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Thor, and the Vision. (Note: The letters page includes a letter from comics writer Paul Kupperberg.) Cover price $0.20.

  • Item #60018843
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    Tags: Batman
    Published Aug 1972 by DC.

    Batman (1940) 243 CGC 6.0

    Paper: Off white to white

    Label #4251778011

    Starts Jan 22

    Batman follows a lead that takes half-way around the world on the trail of "The Lazarus Pit!" Talia appearance. Script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Neal Adams, inks by Dick Giordano. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Item #60035009
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    Tags: Batman
    Published Dec 1972 by DC.

    Batman (1940) 246 CGC 5.5

    Paper: White

    Label #4150918005

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    Cover art by Dave Cockrum and Neal Adams. How Many Ways Can a Robin Die? starring Batman, script by Frank Robbins, pencils by Irv Novick (pp 1-17) and Dick Dillin (pp 18-23), inks by Dick Giordano; Batman must rescue the real Robin from some crazies who are using dummies to demonstrate various ways to kill Robin. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Item #59923816
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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 Zürich; 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.

  • Item #59260549
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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.

  • Item #59776894
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    Captain America (1968 1st Series) 147 FN 6.0

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    "And Behind the Hordes of Hydra" Part 3 of 4. Script by Gary Friedrich. Pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by John Verpoorten. Cover by Gil Kane and Joe Sinnott. The Femme Force and Captain America storm Hydra's underground base to rescue Sharon Carter! The fighting is extremely intense as Cap and the Contessa close in on the Supreme Hydra! But unbeknownst to all combatants, their battle is being observed by a very large person with the power to blow up Hydra's facility...and kill everyone inside. Readers of the Amazing Spider-Man would recognize him in an instant: the Kingpin! Oh my, what is the big crime boss doing in Las Vegas? When did he become involved with Hydra? And why is his wife Vanessa by his side? All the questions have the same shocking answer! Because the Supreme Hydra is Richard Fisk! Oh my again! After the Living Legend follows the Kingpin's son -- back to his father's penthouse suite on the Vegas Strip -- the most unexpected battle begins: Captain America vs. the Kingpin! Wow! Cameo appearances by the Falcon, Redwing, and Nick Fury. (Note: The Kingpin, Vanessa Fisk, and Richard Fisk (aka the Schemer) previously appeared in Amazing Spider-Man (1st series) #85.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.20.

  • Item #59497865
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    Chip N Dale (1967 Gold Key) 17 CGC 9.2

    Only copy at the top CGC grade of 9.2.

    Paper: Off white to white

    Slab: Significant scratch(es) front or back

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    Label #1999257016

    Starts Dec 18

    Cover art by Harvey Eisenberg. Tree for Three, art by Jack Bradbury; Donald Duck is a tree surgeon; Chip 'n' Dale pretend that an old oak tree is ill. Beach Buddies, pencils by Harvey Eisenberg; Chip 'n' Dale and Busby Bee contend over a spot at a crowded beach. Seashore Shenanigans, art by Jack Bradbury; Chip 'n' Dale and a pelican have adventures on the sea shore. 36 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

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    Chip N Dale (1967 Gold Key) 18 CGC 8.5

    Paper: White

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    Label #1999257017

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    Cover art by Pete Alvarado. Something to Crow About, pencils by Pete Alvarado; A pair of crows throw Chip 'n' Dale out of their home and move in themselves. Fish 'n' Chips, art by Phil De Lara; Chip 'n' Dale accidentally stow away on Donald's boat and rescue him from a swordfish. Trance Troubles, pencils by Harvey Eisenberg; Chip 'n' Dale read a book on hypnotism and try to hypnotize Brer Bear into thinking he's a chipmunk. The Broom Boom, art by Jack Bradbury; Practical has inherited a broom factory; A witch hypnotizes the lazy brothers into providing brooms for witches. 36 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Item #59756825
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    Comic Crusader (1968) fanzine 14 FN+ 6.5

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    8-page comic story from the H Series, "Qualities Under Attack" by Steve Ditko. 2-page Ibis comic story by Dennis Fujitake. Articles on Ibis, Mr. Mystic, and the Black Magic series. Fred Fredericks interview. Art by Jack Kirby, Jim Steranko, and Don Newton. Fujitake/Bill Black front cover; Wendy Pini back cover. Magazine format; black and white; 36 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Item #59826779
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    Conan the Barbarian (1970 Marvel) 20 FN+ 6.5

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    Cover art by Barry Windsor-Smith. The Black Hound of Vengeance, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Barry Windsor-Smith, inks by Dan Adkins; setting: Ship, City of Makkalet; Fafnir loses his arm and is thrown overboard by Balthaz to drown; Conan infiltrates the Temple of Tarim and kills a black hound; Conan kills Balthaz and flees Yezdigerd's ship. The letters page reprints the Hyborian Age map from Conan 1. The page also announces the winners of the 1971 Academy of Comic Book Arts. (Best Continuing Feature, Conan the Barbarian; Best Individual Story, "Snowbirds Don't Fly" by Denny O'Neil and Neal Adams from Green Lantern 85; Best Dramatic Penciler, Neal Adams; Best Dramatic Inker, Dick Giordano; Best Writer, Roy Thomas.) 32 pgs.Cover price $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

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    Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love, The (1971) 3 PR 0.5

    INCOMPLETE. Missing ad page, does not interrupt art or story.

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    Jeff Jones cover, In "Kiss of Death," Doctor Victor Enright and nurse Anne Mason move into the mysterious Castle Dravko, despite warnings that evil lurks there. A book length, four-part story with chapter titles "It Walks By Night," "The Secret of Baron Dravko," "The Body in the Coffin," and "Mystery of the Locket." Script by Jack Oleck & Art by Don Heck. Issue also has a text feature on "Prophecies That Have Come True." Cover price $0.25.

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    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 1 CGC 8.5

    Paper: Off white to white

    Label #3831342001

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    Hulk, Dr. Strange, and Sub-Mariner begin. See Marvel Feature for first Defenders. Also see Sub-Mariner # 34 & 35. Cover pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Jim Mooney. I Slay By The Stars!, script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Frank Giacoia; Necrodamus attempts to sacrifice Namor to The Nameless One; Omegatron starts its countdown again. 36 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Item #59940930
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    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 1 CGC 8.0

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    Label #4322160004

    Starts Jan 22

    Hulk, Dr. Strange, and Sub-Mariner begin. See Marvel Feature for first Defenders. Also see Sub-Mariner # 34 & 35. Cover pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Jim Mooney. I Slay By The Stars!, script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Frank Giacoia; Necrodamus attempts to sacrifice Namor to The Nameless One; Omegatron starts its countdown again. 36 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Item #59940932
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    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 1 CGC 8.0

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    Label #4322160003

    Starts Dec 18

    Hulk, Dr. Strange, and Sub-Mariner begin. See Marvel Feature for first Defenders. Also see Sub-Mariner # 34 & 35. Cover pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Jim Mooney. I Slay By The Stars!, script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Frank Giacoia; Necrodamus attempts to sacrifice Namor to The Nameless One; Omegatron starts its countdown again. 36 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Item #59524970
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    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 1 CGC 7.0

    Paper: White

    Label #4191255005

    Starts Jan 1

    Hulk, Dr. Strange, and Sub-Mariner begin. See Marvel Feature for first Defenders. Also see Sub-Mariner # 34 & 35. Cover pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Jim Mooney. I Slay By The Stars!, script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Frank Giacoia; Necrodamus attempts to sacrifice Namor to The Nameless One; Omegatron starts its countdown again. 36 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Item #60021435
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    Published Aug 1972 by DC.

    Demon (1972 1st Series) 1 CGC 7.5

    1st app. Etrigan the Demon

    Paper: White

    Label #4339402012

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    Witness the fall of Camelot, and the rise of the Demon. Features the origin of Etrigan the Demon and the villainy of Morgaine Le Fey. "Unleash the One who Waits!" Story and art by Jack Kirby. Note: First appearance of Etrigan, the Demon. Cover price $0.20.

  • Item #59886756
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    Published 1972 by Last Gasp.

    Fantagor (1970) 3 VG 4.0

    Starts Dec 18

    Color interiors. "The Temple" (art by Rich Corben), "Fugue" (art by Herb Arnold), "Kittens For Christian" (script by Jan Strnad, art by Corben), and "The Demon Gate" (art by Dresser). Corben front cover, Corben/Vaughn Bode back cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Item #58035653
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    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 120 VG- 3.5

    Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Starts Dec 18

    First appearance of the Air-Walker Automaton in "The Horror That Walks on Air!" Part 1 of 4. Script by Stan Lee. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by Joe Sinnott. Cover by John Buscema and Frank Giacoia. The Air Walker has come to Earth! Is he friend or foe? The FF would like to know! So they lure the alien to the Baxter Building in order to study the mysterious visitor! But the U.S. military provokes the Air Walker into action, and the man who walks on air wipes out the soldiers with an awesome display of power! And then makes short work of the Fantastic Four too! This script seems eerily familiar...a mighty being wielding the power cosmic comes to Earth trumpeting the impending doom of the world. Could someone else, perhaps galactic in nature, be following in the Air Walker's wake? First appearance of the Air Walker automation. Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson , Agatha Harkness and General Thunderbolt Ross. (Note: This four-part story was reprinted in Marvel Treasury Edition 21.) 32 pages Cover price $0.20.

  • Item #59833531
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    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 122 FN+ 6.5

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    The Silver Surfer and Galactus guest star in "Galactus Unleashed , " Part 3 of 4 . Script by Stan Lee. Pencils by John Buscema and inks by Joe Sinnott with touch-ups by John Verpoorten and John Romita Sr.). Cover by John Buscema and John Romita. Wow! Galactus has come back to Earth! Is this the beginning of the end for the third planet from the sun?!? Maybe not. The Ravager of Worlds is willing to make a deal...he'll spare the Earth if the surfer will become his herald again. After the sky-rider declines, the furious free-for-all begins! The Thing, Human Torch, and Silver Surfer vs. Galactus! Awesome! Meanwhile during the battle, Mr. Fantastic and the Invisible Girl blast off into space to skyjack Galactus' massive starship! (Notes: Galactus previously appeared in Thor 168 and 169. The letters page includes a letter from comics writer Scott Edelman. The letters page also contains a statement of ownership: average print run 460,000; average paid circulation 275,930.) 32 pages Cover price $0.20.

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    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 123 CGC 8.5

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    Label #4237745025

    Starts Dec 18

    The Silver Surfer and Galactus guest star in "This World Enslaved! " Part 4 of 4 . Script by Stan Lee. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by Joe Sinnott. Cover by Sal Buscema. With a bold maneuver, Reed Richards turns the tables on the Devourer of Worlds! After sneaking onboard Galactus' starship, Mr. Fantastic threatens to destroy it unless the cosmic Ravager departs from Earth immediately! Will Reed's gallant gamble succeed? Possibly so, but first Mr. Fantastic has to convince the Silver Surfer, Agatha Harkness, General Thunderbolt Ross, and President Richard Nixon to trust him! The FF are going "all in" vs. Galactus! Will it be blackjack or bust? Cameo appearance by Franklin. (Notes: Galactus appears next in Thor 225. The Fantastic Four tangle with Galactus again in FF 172 thru 175. This four-part story was reprinted in Marvel Treasury Edition 21. The letters page includes a letter from comics editor David McDonnell. This issue includes a full-page ad for the first issue of the Hero For Hire series, later renamed Power Man and Iron Fist.) Cover price $0.20.

  • Item #59923828
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    Published Sep 1972 by DC.

    Flash (1959 1st Series DC) 217 FN+ 6.5

    Water spotting.

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    First 20-cent issue, with page count reduction. Cover art by Nick Cardy. Flash Times Five Is Fatal, script by Len Wein, pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Dick Giordano; Ira West's computer experiments inadvertently turn Flash into five Flashes. The Killing of an Archer! Chapter 1, script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Neal Adams, inks by Dick Giordano; During an attack, Green Arrow accidentally kills one of his assailants; After he calls Dinah to say good-bye forever, Dinah summons Green Lantern, who finds the same thugs who attacked GA have now planted a bomb in his building. Series continues from Green Lantern #89. Letter to the editor from comics writer Bob Rozakis. Super-Hero Stick-Ons ad. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.20.

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    Published Sep 1972 by DC.

    Ghosts (1971-1982 DC) 7 VG+ 4.5

    Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Starts Dec 18

    "Death's Finger Points," "Touch Not My Tomb," "The Sweet Smile of Death." Michael Kaluta cover. Cover price $0.20.

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    Green Lantern (1960 2nd Series DC) 87 FN+ 6.5

    1st app. John Stewart Green Lantern
    Starts Jan 1

    Giant-size issue. Cover by Neal Adams. First appearance of John Stewart in Beware My Power, script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Neal Adams, inks by Dick Giordano; When Guy Gardner is injured, the Guardians of the Universe instruct Hal Jordan to train another back-up, but John Stewart has different ideas about how to be a Lantern; When an attempt is seemingly made on the life of racist politician Jeremiah Clutcher, John Stewart figures out that the attack was faked and part of a cynical plot to get Clutcher elected president. What Can One Man Do?, script by Elliot Maggin, pencils by Neal Adams, inks by Dick Giordano; After Green Arrow witnesses the death of a young boy in a riot, he decides that he might be able to do more for his city as its mayor. Reprint back-up story: Earth's First Green Lantern!, (from Green Lantern 16), script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson; Hal Jordan explains to Pieface why Abin Sur came to Earth in a spaceship when all Green Lanterns can travel thru space unaided. The Flash ad. 52 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

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    Green Lantern (1960 2nd Series DC) 87 GD/VG 3.0

    1st app. John Stewart Green Lantern
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    Giant-size issue. Cover by Neal Adams. First appearance of John Stewart in Beware My Power, script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Neal Adams, inks by Dick Giordano; When Guy Gardner is injured, the Guardians of the Universe instruct Hal Jordan to train another back-up, but John Stewart has different ideas about how to be a Lantern; When an attempt is seemingly made on the life of racist politician Jeremiah Clutcher, John Stewart figures out that the attack was faked and part of a cynical plot to get Clutcher elected president. What Can One Man Do?, script by Elliot Maggin, pencils by Neal Adams, inks by Dick Giordano; After Green Arrow witnesses the death of a young boy in a riot, he decides that he might be able to do more for his city as its mayor. Reprint back-up story: Earth's First Green Lantern!, (from Green Lantern 16), script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson; Hal Jordan explains to Pieface why Abin Sur came to Earth in a spaceship when all Green Lanterns can travel thru space unaided. The Flash ad. 52 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

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    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 201 FN 6.0

    Starts Dec 18

    Cover art by Michael W. Kaluta. "Put Your Trust in a Killer!", script by Steve Skeates, art by Adolfo Buylla; George Ringler is on death row for a murder he didn't commit. "Million-Dollar Magic," art by Bernard Baily; Caspar Creed uses his fortune to find a magical artifact to give him back his youth. One page of Cain's Game Room cartoons, art by Sergio Aragonés. "Hail the Conquering Aliens," art by Ruben Moreira; Returning home from a trip, Dan Welks is shocked to discover that his town has been taken over by alien invaders, but two surprise twists await him before the situation is resolved. "The Demon Within!", script by Joe Orlando (plot) and John Albano, art by Jim Aparo; A boy who has magical powers, repeatedly transforms himself in public into a gruesome monster, terrifying everyone; His family decides first to cure him and then to have him lobotomized. "A Tale of Vengeance!", script by John Albano, art by Sam Glanzman; Chet Yovac takes revenge on the owner of the coal mine that his father died within. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.25.

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    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 204 FN/VF 7.0

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    Cover art by Bernie Wrightson. "All In The Family...," script by Mary Skrenes (as Virgil North) and Bernie Wrightson (plot), art by Bernie Wrightson; When Fred and Mary are stranded in the swamp they find a house that Mary had nightmares about the night before. One page of Cain's Game Room cartoons, art by Sergio Aragones. Realm of the Mystics page, art by Jack Sparling; Retelling of the Muslim legend of Zacornu, the Tree of Demons. "Never Deal With a Demon," script by Jack Oleck, art by Win Mortimer; Cooper summons a demon to give him money and he is safe from the demon as long as he doesn't go thru a red door. "To Die for Magda!", script by Carl Wessler, art by Alex Nino; Stephan is tricked into signing a fake confession stating that he's a warlock. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.20.

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    House of Mystery (1951-1983 1st Series) 209 FN/VF 7.0

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    Cover art by Bernie Wrightson. "For Money...For Love!", script by Steve Skeates, art by Alfredo Alcala; Mr. Lawson will not let his daughter marry John because he is poor; John becomes a grave robber to earn enough money for the marriage. Cain's Game Room cartoon half-page, script and art by Bill Riley. "Maniacs," script by Steve Skeates, art by Ruben Yandoc; A werewolf is hunted by a local sheriff. "Tomorrow, I Hang!", script by E. Nelson Bridwell, art by Jim Aparo; Mario is sentenced to death by hanging but he is looking forward to it as it will complete his transformation into a vampire; Unfortunately for him, the method of execution is changed at the last moment. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.20.

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    House of Secrets (1956 1st Series) 103 FN+ 6.5

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    Cover art by Bernie Wrightson. "Waiting... Waiting... Waiting...", script by Sheldon Mayer, art by Rico Rival; A gambler who gets involved with a scientific project to recreate Earth history in simulation hopes to view the winner of the next atomic war, but the lab is destroyed before he can learn of the victor. "No Bed of Roses," script by John Albano, art by Jack Sparling; A man frames another man so that he can marry his wife when he is sent to prison; In prison, the convicted man hangs himself and leaves a note that he hopes to reincarnate in order to seek revenge and get his wife back; He reincarnates into a gorilla and escapes the zoo to tear apart the man who married his wife. "The Village on the Edge of Forever," script by Steve Skeates, art by Alex Niño; After the radiation of a future war has destroyed humanity, a sole survivor builds lifelike robots for company; One of the machines, believing itself to be human, seeks out other humans and finds a girl under attack by mutants; He tries to save her and during the fight his arm is damaged and he realizes that he is a robot. Cain & Abel cartoon page by Sergio Aragonés. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.20.

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    Incredible Hulk (1962 Marvel 1st Series) 155 FN+ 6.5

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    Cover pencils by Herb Trimpe, inks by John Severin. Destination: Nightmare!, script by Archie Goodwin, pencils by Herb Trimpe, inks by John Severin; Thanks to Hank Pym's experimental shrinking serum, Hulk travels through the microverse until he finds himself on a world very similar to his own Earth but one in which the Nazis are still fighting the Allies in World War II; He discovers that the scenario is really a construct created by the Shaper of Worlds to fulfill the dreams of an ex-Nazi who arrived during an experiment with Dr. Doom; In order to stop the Hulk, the Shaper turns Kronsteig into the powerful Captain Axis but Hulk still beats him; The Shaper decides to fulfill the Hulk's own dream and sends him to Jarella's world. 32 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

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    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 47 CGC 6.5

    Paper: Off white to white

    Label #4256106012

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    Barry Smith art. Origin retold. "Why Must There Be An Iron Man?" Story by Roy Thomas. Art by Barry Smith and Jim Mooney. Cover by Gil Kane. These are difficult days for Tony Stark as many people around him are questioning the purpose of Iron Man following the death of Kevin O'Brien. However, after lengthy soul-searching, Tony decides he is not going to quit being Iron Man. (Note: This issue features the retelling of the origin of Iron Man.) 32 pages Cover price $0.20.

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    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 48 CGC 8.5

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    Label #4345061018

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    "The Fury and the Inferno!" Story by Mike Friedrich. Art by George Tuska and Vince Colletta. Cover by Gil Kane. The battle is still raging between Tony Stark and Simon Gilbert for control of Stark Industries! Tony fires the entire board of directors, but the chairman of the board, Simon Gilbert, is not going quietly. He arranges for an old enemy of Iron Man to attack the munitions plant. It's another great showdown: Iron Man vs. Firebrand! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.20.

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    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 48 FN- 5.5

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    "The Fury and the Inferno!" Story by Mike Friedrich. Art by George Tuska and Vince Colletta. Cover by Gil Kane. The battle is still raging between Tony Stark and Simon Gilbert for control of Stark Industries! Tony fires the entire board of directors, but the chairman of the board, Simon Gilbert, is not going quietly. He arranges for an old enemy of Iron Man to attack the munitions plant. It's another great showdown: Iron Man vs. Firebrand! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.20.

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    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 49 VG/FN 5.0

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    "There Lurks the Adaptoid!" Story by Mike Friedrich. Art by George Tuska and Vince Colletta. Cover by Gil Kane. Marianne Rodgers has a vision that something bad is going to happen at Avengers Mansion. Tony dons his armor and flies to the mansion and encounters...the Adaptoid! Shell-head and the Adaptoid fight from cover-to-cover, but the battle ends without a winner as both combatants break contact after being injured. (Note: The letters page includes a letter from comics editor David McDonnell.) 32 pages Cover price $0.20.

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    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 50 VG/FN 5.0

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    "Deathplay!" Story by Mike Friedrich. Art by George Tuska and Vince Colletta. Cover by Gil Kane. During a news media interview, Tony Stark is seized by Princess Python's pet snake! Tony breaks free and now Princess Python must face Iron Man! Shell-head and the pet python engage in a death duel over a vat of acid! Which one is going to take the fatal plunge? Meanwhile, Marianne is continuing to have terrifying visions of a being called the Cyborg-Sinister. 32 pages Cover price $0.20.

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    Justice League of America (1960 1st Series) 98 CGC 8.0

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    Label #4021991004

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    Cover art by Neal Adams. No More Tomorrows! Starring the Justice League of America, Sargon the Sorcerer, and Starbreaker, script by Mike Friedrich, pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Joe Giella. The Woman Who Wanted the World! starring Sargon the Sorcerer and The Blue Lama, script by John Broome, art by Paul Reinman. The Three Comets! starring Starman and The Three Comets, art by Jack Burnley. 52 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

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    Published Nov 1972 by DC.

    Kamandi (1972 DC) 1 CGC 7.0

    1st app. and origin Kamandi

    Paper: White

    Label #4270106005

    Starts Jan 15

    1st appearance and origin of Kamandi. "The Last Boy on Earth." Script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Mike Royer. Cover by Kirby and Royer. A series that borrows many concepts from Planet of the Apes, Kamandi takes place in an alternate future where animals have mutated into bipedal beings of intelligence and where humans are treated like savage beasts. Kamandi avenges the death of his grandfather, who was killed by wolves, but is then captured by a tiger named Caesar, who turns him over to dog-scientist Dr. Canus. Canus proceeds to help Kamandi, and this is where the so-called last boy on earth hooks up with Ben Boxer, a mutated human who can turn to living metal. Cover price $0.20.

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    Published Nov 1972 by DC.

    Kamandi (1972 DC) 1 FN/VF 7.0

    1st app. and origin Kamandi
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    1st appearance and origin of Kamandi. "The Last Boy on Earth." Script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Mike Royer. Cover by Kirby and Royer. A series that borrows many concepts from Planet of the Apes, Kamandi takes place in an alternate future where animals have mutated into bipedal beings of intelligence and where humans are treated like savage beasts. Kamandi avenges the death of his grandfather, who was killed by wolves, but is then captured by a tiger named Caesar, who turns him over to dog-scientist Dr. Canus. Canus proceeds to help Kamandi, and this is where the so-called last boy on earth hooks up with Ben Boxer, a mutated human who can turn to living metal. Cover price $0.20.

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    Published Apr 1972 by Marvel.

    Marvel Premiere (1972) 1 CGC 7.5

    1st app. Warlock

    Paper: Off white

    Label #4323252003

    Starts Dec 18

    Origin of Warlock and Counter-Earth in "And Men Shall Call Him Warlock!" Script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Dan Adkins. This is the first appearance of Warlock, who was previously the character "Him" in Fantastic Four (see issues 66 and 67) and Thor (issues 165, 166) comics. High Evolutionary guest stars. Brief appearances by the Hulk and Thor. Kane/Adkins cover. Cover price $0.20.

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    Published Apr 1972 by Marvel.

    Marvel Premiere (1972) 1 CGC 7.0

    1st app. Warlock

    Paper: White

    Label #1999372001

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    Origin of Warlock and Counter-Earth in "And Men Shall Call Him Warlock!" Script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Dan Adkins. This is the first appearance of Warlock, who was previously the character "Him" in Fantastic Four (see issues 66 and 67) and Thor (issues 165, 166) comics. High Evolutionary guest stars. Brief appearances by the Hulk and Thor. Kane/Adkins cover. Cover price $0.20.

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    Published Apr 1972 by Marvel.

    Marvel Premiere (1972) 1 FN- 5.5

    1st app. Warlock
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    Origin of Warlock and Counter-Earth in "And Men Shall Call Him Warlock!" Script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Dan Adkins. This is the first appearance of Warlock, who was previously the character "Him" in Fantastic Four (see issues 66 and 67) and Thor (issues 165, 166) comics. High Evolutionary guest stars. Brief appearances by the Hulk and Thor. Kane/Adkins cover. Cover price $0.20.

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    Published May 1972 by Marvel.

    Marvel Premiere (1972) 2 FN- 5.5

    Starts Dec 18

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Joe Sinnott. "The Hounds of Helios," script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Dan Adkins; Warlock lands on the High Evolutionary's Counter-Earth with his memory lost but recalls being called Warlock, so Ellie Roberts gives him a first name, Adam. Untitled Yellow Claw story, script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Jack Kirby and Roz Kirby; 4 page reprint starring S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jimmy Woo, Suwan and the dread Yellow Claw; Reprinted from Yellow Claw #2. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

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    Published Jul 1972 by Marvel.

    Marvel Premiere (1972) 3 FN 6.0

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    Cover pencils by Barry Windsor-Smith, inks by Frank Giacoia. While the World Spins Mad!, script by Barry Smith (plot) and Stan Lee (dialogue), pencils by Barry Smith, inks by Dan Adkins; Sensing evil, Strange is so focused on seeking it out he's almost hit by a truck; He calls upon The Ancient One, who warns him of the nature of the evil, but is still mystified; Then he finds himself confronted by someone (or something) who takes his own form, and tells him he's "already defeated"; Only when he discovers his oldest enemy is at the bottom of it does he also realize he was hit by the truck--and has been in a hospital bed ever since!; On recovering, he erases the memory of the night's events from the doctor's mind, as "Many things there are that mankind must not know..." 36 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

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    Published Jul 1972 by Marvel.

    Marvel Premiere (1972) 3 VG/FN 5.0

    Starts Dec 25

    Cover pencils by Barry Windsor-Smith, inks by Frank Giacoia. While the World Spins Mad!, script by Barry Smith (plot) and Stan Lee (dialogue), pencils by Barry Smith, inks by Dan Adkins; Sensing evil, Strange is so focused on seeking it out he's almost hit by a truck; He calls upon The Ancient One, who warns him of the nature of the evil, but is still mystified; Then he finds himself confronted by someone (or something) who takes his own form, and tells him he's "already defeated"; Only when he discovers his oldest enemy is at the bottom of it does he also realize he was hit by the truck--and has been in a hospital bed ever since!; On recovering, he erases the memory of the night's events from the doctor's mind, as "Many things there are that mankind must not know..." 36 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

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    Published Jul 1972 by Marvel.

    Marvel Premiere (1972) 3 GD/VG 3.0

    1" Cumulative spine split. Cover oxidation and chipping.

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    Cover pencils by Barry Windsor-Smith, inks by Frank Giacoia. While the World Spins Mad!, script by Barry Smith (plot) and Stan Lee (dialogue), pencils by Barry Smith, inks by Dan Adkins; Sensing evil, Strange is so focused on seeking it out he's almost hit by a truck; He calls upon The Ancient One, who warns him of the nature of the evil, but is still mystified; Then he finds himself confronted by someone (or something) who takes his own form, and tells him he's "already defeated"; Only when he discovers his oldest enemy is at the bottom of it does he also realize he was hit by the truck--and has been in a hospital bed ever since!; On recovering, he erases the memory of the night's events from the doctor's mind, as "Many things there are that mankind must not know..." 36 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

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    Published Nov 1972 by Marvel.

    Marvel Premiere (1972) 5 FN/VF 7.0

    Starts Dec 18

    Cover art by Mike Ploog. The Lurker in the Labyrinth!, script by Gardner F. Fox, pencils by Irv Wesley, inks by Don Perlin; Strange escapes being sacrificed to Sligguth, learns of the slumbering evil of Shuma-Gorath; Ancient One, weakened from giving power to Strange, is carried away by Shadowmen of sunken Kaa-U. Featuring concepts created by Robert E. Howard. 36 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

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    Marvel Spotlight (1971 1st Series) 2 CGC 8.0

    1st app. and origin Werewolf by Night

    Paper: White

    Label #3816981009

    Starts Jan 1

    52-page giant. Origin and first appearance of Werewolf By Night. Cover pencils by Neal Adams, inks by Tom Palmer. First Night, script by Roy Thomas (plot); Jean Thomas (plot), and Gerry Conway (script), art by Mike Ploog; Jack learns of the family curse on his eighteenth birthday from his mother on her deathbead; Jack begins to believe that his step-father had his mother killed. House ad for Venus, art by Bill Everett. Where Gargoyles Dwell! starring Venus, script and art by Bill Everett. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.25.