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    Batman (1940) #79 GD/VG 3.0
    Tags: Batman
    Published Nov 1953 by DC.

    Batman (1940) 79 GD/VG 3.0

    Starts Jul 5

    Cover by Win Mortimer. "Bride of Batman!", script by David Vern, pencils by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; When the Shah of a foreign nation wants Vicki as his wife, she gets out of it (or so she thinks) by announcing that she is secretly engaged to Batman! Give Your Pet All the Breaks! public service announcement with Binky, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. "The Batman of Yesterday!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Ray Burnley; A criminal claims to have recovered a long lost treasure of gold; Batman and Robin ask Professor Nichols to send them back in time to the Gotham of 1753, where they meet with Captain Lightfoot. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "Grand Jury" text story by Jack Miller. One-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "Batman--Gang Boss!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; Batman and Robin are escorting a prisoner transport when their plane crashes on what appears to be a deserted island; But the island is controlled by the murderous pirate Lars Veking, and Batman and Robin find unexpected brothers-in-arms in the form of the prisoners they are escorting. One-page Jerry the Jitterbug story by Henry Boltinoff. 44 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Spaceman, Speed Carter (1953 Atlas) 2 VG- 3.5

    Starts Jul 5

    "United Planets Peace Organization," "The Half-Horrors of Hyades," "Who Stole the Sun," and "The Space Trap!" (all art by Joe Maneely). Back-up story, "Famous Explorers of Space No. 2: Mercury" (art by Benulis/Abel). Two-page text story, "The Stowaways." Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #53672006
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    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 24 CGC 3.0

    Paper: Cream to off white

    Slab: Standard, no notable issues

    Label #3780531001

    Starts Jul 5

    Cover art by Bill Everett. "The Things in the Coffins," art by Joe Sinnott; A drifter takes a job as cemetery caretaker, but when he notices that none of the tombstones have names, he digs one up only to uncover a buried invasion force from Pluto. "A Man of Decision" text story. "Mission to Mars!", art by Ed Goldfarb; In 2253 a diplomatic mission is sent to Mars to trade for food as Earth has been ravaged by atomic war; All of the men take their mission very seriously, except the young pilot who is kind of a class clown; He has a doll which resembles the captain and he makes it do a silly dance but the other men find no humor in his antics. "Russia!", script by Carl Wessler, art by Sam Kweskin; As Anastatia Romanov lies dying, she remembers the events of the Russian revolution and the execution of her family, along with the curse of Rasputin that if harm were to come to him Russia would be ruined. "Come In!", art by Vic Carrabotta; A young man about to enlist visits a fortune teller as he wishes to know if he will be killed in war; The fortune teller gazes into her crystal ball and tells him no, and he is relived until she hands his money back. "The Fat Man," art by Bob Fujitani; The ship's cook and two sailors are stuck on a life raft that reaches an island; The native chief lets the two skinny sailors go, but puts the obese cook in a caldron, as he is quite fat from eating food he hoarded from his comrades. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #51892226
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    Superboy (1949-1979 1st Series DC) 28 CBCS 5.5

    Paper: Cream to off white

    Label #19-34D70A0-083

    Starts Jul 5

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. The Luckiest Boy in the World!, pencils by John Sikela; A newspaper does a feature on lucky people and decides Clark Kent is the luckiest boy alive, because of all his close shaves with death. The Man Who Defeated Superboy!, pencils by John Sikela. Give Your Pet All the Breaks! public service announcement starring Binky, script by Jack Schiff, pencils by Win Mortimer. Heroes on Land and Sea! text page. Little Pete humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Boy Who Proved the Impossible!, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Sy Barry; Alan tries to prove Clark is not Superboy so that Lana will go out with him instead. 44 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.