Auctions: comic books March 1962
Archie's Pals 'n' Gals (1955) Canadian Price Variant 20 VG 4.0
1/2" Spine split from bottom.
Starts Sep 27
Canadian Price Variant. "The Big Story"; Reggie makes fun of Archie's reporting skills on the school newspaper, so Archie makes Reggie a reporter and gives him an assignment that will lead to unpleasant consequences. Archie Annual ad. "Too Much Help," pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Betty and Veronica want to meet a new boy, but all their attempts at flirting get sidetracked by their friends being "helpful." Archie Club News. "By Hook or Crook"; Jughead wanders into the Choklit Shop during a robbery. "Odor Wise," pencils by Bill Vigoda; Archie has a talent for identifying the brand of perfume the girls are wearing; Betty and Veronica try to see if he can follow them if they spray perfume every so often. "Positive Thinking!"; Reggie decides to practice the power of positive thinking. "Sleeping Booty"; Mr. Bunsenburner and Mr. Weatherbee think Jughead has been bitten by a tse tse fly and has contracted sleeping sickness. "Gift-Rapped"; Jughead is supposed to deliver a bottle of perfume as a birthday present for Miss Grundy, but the package gets switched with one containing explosives. "Horn of Plenty," pencils by Dan DeCarlo; Archie and Reggie are trying out for Prof. Flutesnoot's band and have been taking oboe lessons. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.35.
Flash (1959 1st Series DC) 127 VG- 3.5
Starts Sep 27
Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Joe Giella. The Reign of the Super-Gorilla!, script by John Broome, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Joe Giella; Grodd falls in love with Boka, a female gorilla, but Boka is set to marry Solovar; Grodd uses neo-magnetic radiation to make everyone love him; Boka becomes Grodds queen, and he rules Gorilla City. The Mystery of the Troubled Boy!, script by John Broome, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Joe Giella; Wally searches for his friend Tommy Elkins, who has skipped school and is missing. Amazing Speeds fact page. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.12.
Green Lantern (1960-1988 1st Series DC) 11 VG- 3.5
Starts Sep 27
Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Joe Giella. The Strange Trial of Green Lantern!, script by John Broome, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Joe Giella; Sinestro tries to mind control Hal Jordan. Hal's behavior gets him called before the Green Lantern Corps. Trail of the Missing Power Ring!, script by John Broome, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Joe Giella; Hal Jordan loses his power ring and it's found by a child. Letter to the editor from comic artist Joe Staton. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.
Tags: Marvel Legacy Numbering: Doctor Strange (part 94)
Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 94 CGC 5.0
Paper: Off white to white
Slab: Standard, no notable issues
Starts Oct 4
Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. "I Was a Decoy for Pildorr: The Plunderer from Outer Space!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott; Earth sends a pilot to get an important cargo past attacking space pirates; He is caught and thrown into space, his cargo taken; The cargo is a cobalt bomb that destroys the pirates. "The Treasure" text story. "Save Me From the Weed!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; A man urges his unambitious gardener to go into business for himself, but his humble diligence saves the world when he snips a radioactive telepathic weed while it rests. "He Came from Nowhere!", art by Joe Sinnott; A fugitive meets a man from the future who offers to switch places; When he arrives, however, he finds that the man was another criminal, a shape-shifting Uranian. "Help!", script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; A man gets a mysterious call for help but thinks it's a crank call and slams down the phone, breaking it; The caller is overjoyed, since it was a tiny alien spaceship trapped inside the phone receiver. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.