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    Black Magic (1950-1961 Prize/Crestwood) Vol. 1 #1 VG- 3.5

    Staple rust, rust migration.

    Starts Jan 3

    Cover art by Jack Kirby. Last Second of Life!, art by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby; Matthew Crane discovers the secret of the afterlife from the last words of a dying girl, and it drives him insane. The Woman in the Mirror!, art by Mort Meskin. His Father's Footsteps!, art by Mort Meskin; Gustave tries to prevent his son Karl from joining the tradition of the Werner family, where every man becomes the hangman. Don't Look Now!, art by Bill Draut. The Idol text story. When You Were Alive!, art by Bruno Premiani; Thomas McCarthy picks up Alice Riley, who is stranded along a deserted road; The next day, he finds out that Alice died 5 years prior. My Dolly Is the Devil!, art by Leonard Starr. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #54882357
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    Black Magic (1950-1961 Prize/Crestwood) Vol. 4 #3 GD 2.0

    Cover detached. Cover oxidation.

    Starts Nov 8

    Cover by Jack Kirby. Art by Steve Ditko, Harry Lazarus, Bob McCarty, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Captain America creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby present their own contribution to the horror comics trend of the 1950s, featuring tales of ghosts and the paranormal. Issue # 27 on cover; listed as Vol. 4, issue #3 in indicia. A man encounters transforming Cat People, similar to but less subtle than the earlier film of that title. A visiting American hears ghostly bagpipes and sees spectral dancers in an old Scottish castle. A strange skull sends three people into the distant past, in one of the first published stories by comics legend Steve Ditko (and completed by fellow legend Jack Kirby). The Cat People; A Hole in His Head; The Nightmare; The Merry Ghosts of Campbell Castle; Ghost Pictures; Murder?; Don't Call on the Dead! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #54882358
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    Black Magic (1950-1961 Prize/Crestwood) Vol. 4 #3 GD 2.0

    2" cumulative spine split, chew.

    Starts Nov 15

    Cover by Jack Kirby. Art by Steve Ditko, Harry Lazarus, Bob McCarty, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Captain America creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby present their own contribution to the horror comics trend of the 1950s, featuring tales of ghosts and the paranormal. Issue # 27 on cover; listed as Vol. 4, issue #3 in indicia. A man encounters transforming Cat People, similar to but less subtle than the earlier film of that title. A visiting American hears ghostly bagpipes and sees spectral dancers in an old Scottish castle. A strange skull sends three people into the distant past, in one of the first published stories by comics legend Steve Ditko (and completed by fellow legend Jack Kirby). The Cat People; A Hole in His Head; The Nightmare; The Merry Ghosts of Campbell Castle; Ghost Pictures; Murder?; Don't Call on the Dead! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Frankenstein Comics (1945) 13 PR 0.5

    REMAINDERED COPY.

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    Stories and art by Dick Briefer, Clem Hawley and Burt Geller. Cover by Dick Briefer. The first incarnation of Dick Briefer's famed Frankenstein comic featured Addams Family-style dark comedy and monster hijinks. Stanley the Sorcerer plots his revenge when the city erects a statue of Frankenstein; A mad scientist puts the brain of evil vampire Sam Pyre in a new body; Frankenstein goes all "Mrs. Doubtfire" when Awful Annie needs him to baby-sit. Frankenstein the Merry Monster; The Brain of Sam Pyre, the Vampire; Baby-Sitter; Pop; One Man Hoss; Portrait Painter; Hector. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #52932137
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    Published 1950 by Prize.

    Young Love (1949-1957) 18 CGC 7.5

    One of only 2 copies at the top CGC census grade for this issue.

    Paper: Off white

    Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case; Scuffing to inner well of case

    Label #1019001029

    Starts Jan 3

    Cover by Jack Kirby. Art by Bill Draut, Mort Meskin, Leonard Starr and Jack Kirby. Part of Prize's influential romance comics line, produced by the studio of Captain America creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Issue #18 on cover; Vol. 2, issue #12 in indicia. Georgia's interfering mother tries to sabotage her relationship with Eddie. Babs agrees to marry a man she hates to keep her real boyfriend out of prison. A woman from an unhappy home fears that her own marriage will turn out the same way. Unwilling Bride; The Cave Man Type; Will You Help Me?; Let's Talk Clothes; He's So Refined; My Old Flame; Nancy Hale's Problem Clinic; More About Beauty; I Won't Leave Mother. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Published Sep 1952 by Prize.

    Young Love (1949-1957) 37 CGC 8.5

    Paper: Off white

    Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case

    Label #0146454019

    Starts Jan 3

    Art by Bill Walton, Bill Draut, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Part of Prize's influential romance comics line, produced by the studio of Captain America creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Issue #37 on cover; Vol. 4, issue #7 in indicia. A woman answers a curious ad for marriage with a handsome man, but first she needs $10,000. Mike meets a waitress who can tell the future with cards, and seeks her love advice. Ethel's new neighbor takes advantage of her helpful nature. Also featuring an early ad for a record club, offering "Hit Parade Tunes" and "Hill Billy Hits." Young Man with Tuxedo Will Marry; You're Meeting His Mother; Tell Your Fortune?; Mr. Know-It-All Falls in Love; How to Be a Sweater Girl; The Way They Met!; Helpmate! 40 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.