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Heritage Signature® Auction #7054

The Billy Wright Collection
February 22-24, 2012 | New York
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Ukrainian Institute of America at the Fletcher Sinclair Mansion 2 E. 79th Street • New York, NY 10075 Session 1 Wednesday, February 22 • 12:00 PM ET • Lots 91001–91677 Lots 91001-91227 - The Billy Wright Collection Lots 91228-91677 (see separate catalog) - DC Ashcan Collection,
Golden Age Comics, Silver Age and Bronze Age Comics, Bound Volumes, Magazines, Underground Comix, Pulps, and Memorabilia

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About the

The Billy Wright Collection
Billy Wright was 11 years old when Action Comics #1 hit the newsstands to begin the Golden Age of comics. He grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia, attended The College of William and Mary, and then had a long career as a chemical engineer for DuPont. He passed away in 1994. His comics were stored in the basement of his home, stacked on shelves in a storage closet, and remained there until his wife’s recent passing. The collection has been recognized as a pedigree collection by CGC. Paul Litch, Vice-President of CGC, remarked at the time: “They have a nice feel to them, nice over-all page quality and a distinctive scent. The Billy Wright books are an exciting find and absolutely worthy of being recognized as a pedigree by CGC.” A remarkable aspect of the collection is the high percentage of key issues and the almost complete absence of less collectible titles. In addition to having many of Overstreet’s Top 100 Golden Age books (see chart on the following page), the collection has sixty-seven #1 issues and thirty-three #2 issues. In all, the Billy Wright collection consists of approximately 340 comics, almost all from 19361941, with just a handful of later 1940s issues. The earliest comic in the collection is New Comics #2, cover-dated January 1936. While a couple of comics have Mr. Wright’s name on the cover, the vast majority are distinguished by having no cover markings of any kind, a fact that is sure to be welcomed by collectors. Please note that additional comics from the Billy Wright Collection will be offered in the Sunday Internet Comics Auction at HA.com, ending February 26th.

TOP The Best of The Billy Wright Collection: BOOKSthe Golden Age
An unusually high percentage of the comics bought by Billy Wright are the “key” books of today. In fact, a stunning 44 The following tables denote the Golden Age Books the are represented in the collection. issues of Overstreet’s Top 100 rate of appreciation of list top Golden Age, Platinum Age, Silver Age and Bronze Age books, as well as

selected genres over the past year. The retail value for a Near Mint- copy of each book (or VF where a Near Mint- copy is not known to exist) over 2010 is given. The place in rank is given for each comic by year, with copy is either the highest-graded on CGC’s census report,very tied for forecasting trends in the market place. its corresponding value in highest known grade. These tables can be or useful in the highest grade, as of January The Billy Wright For instance, the investor might want to know which book is yielding the best dividend from one year to the next, or one might just be inter2012. ested in seeing how the popularity of books changes from year to year. For instance, Archie Comics #1 was in 35th place in 2010 and has The Billy to 23rd place in 2011. of the five highest-graded single copies certified by CGC as of January 2012. increased Wright copy is one Premium books are also included in these tables and are denoted with an asterisk(*). The following tables in meant as Wright collection. The issue is includedare the Billy a guide to the investor. However, it should be pointed out that trends may change at anytime and that some books can meet while notresistance with list,slowdown high Guide value of $20,000others cantherefore be said to be tied for #97.a presently market included in this a also has a in price increases, while and could develop into real comers from *Detective Comics #30, dormant state. In the one run, five best on CGC’s census to date. The Billy Wright copy is long of theif the investor sticks to the books that are appreciating steadily each year, he shouldn’t go very far wrong.
For easy reference,to its have Mint- value in 2010. Thebelow as follows: in 2011 is compared we Near marked these issues rate of return for 2011
List ©2011 Gemstone Publishing, Inc. Overstreet® is a Registered Trademark of Gemstone Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

TOP 100 GOLDEN AGE BOOKS
2011 2011 2010 2010 TITLE/ISSUE# RANK NM- PRICE RANK NM- PRICE Action Comics #1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 $1,400,000 1 $1,200,000 Detective Comics #27 . . . . . . . . . . . .2 $1,200,000 2 $1,050,000 Superman #1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 $560,000 3 $500,000 Marvel Comics #1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 $460,000 4 $450,000 All-American Comics #16 . . . . . . . . . .5 $400,000 5 $350,000 $285,000 6 $250,000 Batman #1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Captain America Comics #1 . . . . . . . .7 $240,000 7 $215,000 Flash Comics #1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 $155,000 8 $145,000 More Fun Comics #52 . . . . . . . . . . . .9 $145,000 9 $135,000 Action Comics #7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 $125,000 11 $100,000 $120,000 10 $115,000 Adventure Comics #40 . . . . . . . . . . .11 Detective Comics #31 . . . . . . . . . . . .12 $100,000 14 $90,000 Detective Comics #33 . . . . . . . . . . . .12 $100,000 13 $92,000 Whiz Comics #2 (#1) . . . . . . . . . . . .12 $100,000 12 $95,000 Action Comics #2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 $95,000 17 $84,000 All Star Comics #3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 $90,000 15 $85,000 Detective Comics #29 . . . . . . . . . . . .17 $88,000 18 $80,000 Detective Comics #38 . . . . . . . . . . . .17 $88,000 15 $85,000 Detective Comics #1 . . . . . . . . . . . .19 VF $84,000 19 VF $77,000 Marvel Mystery Comics #9 . . . . . . . .20 $80,000 20 $70,000 All Star Comics #8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 $75,000 $75,000 More Fun Comics #53 . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Archie Comics #1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 $70,000 Pep Comics #22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 $70,000 Marvel Mystery Comics #2 . . . . . . . .25 $68,000 Action Comics #10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 $66,000 Human Torch #2 (#1) . . . . . . . . . . . .27 $65,000 Sub-Mariner Comics #1 . . . . . . . . . .27 $65,000 Green Lantern #1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 $64,000 Sensation Comics #1 . . . . . . . . . . . .30 $62,000 Action Comics #3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 $60,000 Captain Marvel Adventures #1 . . . . . .32 $57,000 $57,000 Marvel Mystery Comics #5 . . . . . . . .32 Detective Comics #28 . . . . . . . . . . . .34 $56,000 Wonder Woman #1 . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 $55,000 Adventure Comics #48 . . . . . . . . . . .36 $54,000 New Fun Comics #1 . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 VF $52,000 Suspense Comics #3 . . . . . . . . . . . .38 $50,000 $46,000 Detective Comics #35 . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories #1 . .40 $42,000
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$ % INCR. INCR. $200,000 17% $150,000 14% $60,000 12% $10,000 2% $50,000 14% $35,000 14% $25,000 12% $10,000 7% $10,000 7% $25,000 25% $5,000 4% $10,000 11% $8,000 9% $5,000 5% $11,000 13% $5,000 6% $8,000 10% $3,000 4% $7,000 9% $10,000 14% $5,000 $5,000 $20,000 $20,000 $3,000 $11,000 $1,000 $1,000 $2,000 $2,000 $6,000 $2,000 $3,000 $6,000 $3,000 $2,000 $1,000 $5,000 $6,000 $2,000 7% 7% 40% 40% 5% 20% 2% 2% 3% 3% 11% 4% 6% 12% 6% 4% 2% 11% 15% 5%

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2011 2011 2010 2010 $ % TITLE/ISSUE# RANK NM- PRICE RANK NM- PRICE INCR. INCR. All-American Comics #19 . . . . . . . . .41 $39,000 43 $37,000 $2,000 5% Captain America Comics #2 . . . . . . .42 $38,000 46 $35,000 $3,000 9% Daring Mystery Comics #1 . . . . . . . .42 $38,000 41 $38,000 $0 0% Marvel Mystery Comics #3 . . . . . . . .42 $38,000 44 $36,000 $2,000 6% *Marvel Mystery Comics 132 pg. . . . .42 VF $38,000 44 VF $36,000 $2,000 6% Superman #2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 $38,000 46 $35,000 $3,000 9% All Winners Comics #1 . . . . . . . . . . .47 $35,000 41 $38,000 -$3,000 -8% Batman #2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 $35,000 49 $32,000 $3,000 9% Captain America Comics 132 pg. . . .47 VF $35,000 48 VF $33,000 $2,000 6% Action Comics #4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 $34,000 52 $31,000 $3,000 10% Action Comics #5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 $34,000 52 $31,000 $3,000 10% Action Comics #6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 $34,000 52 $31,000 $3,000 10% More Fun Comics #54 . . . . . . . . . . . .50 $34,000 49 $32,000 $2,000 6% Marvel Mystery Comics #4 . . . . . . . .54 $33,000 59 $29,000 $4,000 14% More Fun Comics #55 . . . . . . . . . . . .54 $33,000 52 $31,000 $2,000 6% Motion Picture Funnies Wkly #1 . . . .54 $33,000 49 $32,000 $1,000 3% Famous Funnies-Series 1 #1 . . . . . . .57 VF $31,000 56 VF $30,000 $1,000 3% More Fun Comics #73 . . . . . . . . . . . .57 $31,000 56 $30,000 $1,000 3% Action Comics #13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 $30,000 70 $25,000 $5,000 20% All-Select Comics #1 . . . . . . . . . . . .59 $30,000 62 $28,000 $2,000 7% Amazing Man Comics #5 . . . . . . . . . .59 $30,000 59 $29,000 $1,000 3% Captain America Comics #3 . . . . . . .59 $30,000 65 $27,000 $3,000 11% New Book of Comics #1 . . . . . . . . . .59 VF $30,000 56 VF $30,000 $0 0% New York World’s Fair 1939 . . . . . . .64 VF/NM $29,000 Mystic Comics #1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 $28,000 Wonder Comics #1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 $28,000 Marvel Mystery Comics #8 . . . . . . . .67 $27,000 Wow Comics (FAW) #1 . . . . . . . . . . .67 $27,000 Silver Streak Comics #6 . . . . . . . . . .69 $26,500 All-Flash #1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 $26,000 Young Allies Comics #1 . . . . . . . . . .70 $26,000 Adventure Comics #73 . . . . . . . . . . .72 $25,000 Four Color Ser. 1 (Donald Duck) #4 . .72 $25,000 Marvel Mystery Comics #10 . . . . . . .72 $25,000 World’s Best Comics #1 . . . . . . . . . .72 $25,000 New Fun Comics #6 . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 VF $24,500 Planet Comics #1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 $24,500 Adventure Comics #61 . . . . . . . . . . .78 $24,000 Detective Comics #2 . . . . . . . . . . . .78 VF $24,000 Red Raven Comics #1 . . . . . . . . . . .78 $24,000 All Star Comics #1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 Daredevil #1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 All-American Comics #18 . . . . . . . . .83 Famous Funnies #1 . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 Green Giant Comics #1 . . . . . . . . . . .83 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies #1 86 New Fun Comics #2 . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 Action Comics #8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 Action Comics #9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 All-American Comics #17 . . . . . . . . .88 All-American Comics #25 . . . . . . . . .88 Superman #3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 Jumbo Comics #1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93 Daring Mystery Comics #2 . . . . . . . .94 Dick Tracy-Feature Book nn (#1) . . . .94 Double Action Comics #2 . . . . . . . . .96 Batman #3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 Comics Magazine #1 . . . . . . . . . . . .97 Exciting Comics #9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 Four Color Ser. 2 (Donald Duck) #9 . .97 New Comics #1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 USA Comics #1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 $23,500 $23,500 $23,000 VF $23,000 $23,000 $22,500 VF $22,500 $22,000 $22,000 $22,000 $22,000 $22,000 VF $21,500 $21,000 $21,000 $20,500 $20,000 VF $20,000 $20,000 $20,000 VF $20,000 $20,000
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Billy Wright: Before the Golden Age
Since this auction begins with Action Comics #1 (June, 1938), the comic book that started the Golden Age, we thought the 38 comics in the Billy Wright Collection that pre-date that classic early issue were worthy of special mention. All are offered in this catalog. They are:

New Comics #2 (January 1936)

More Fun Comics #13 (September 1936) , 24, 25, 31

Funny Picture Stories #1 Star Comics V1#2 (April (November 1936) 1937), V1#6, V1#11, V1#12

Funny Pages V1#11 (June 1937), V2#6, V2#7

Star Ranger #4 (June 1937), 5, 6, 7, 9, 12

Detective Comics #6 (August 1937), 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14 and 15

New Adventure Comics #18 (August 1937), 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, and 25

Feature Books (Dick Tracy) #4 (August 1937), 6, and 9

Cowboy Comics #13 (May 1938)

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Billy Wright
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THE MOST IMPORTANT COMIC BOOK EVER PUBLISHED
91001 Action Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1938) CGC GD/VG 3.0 Off-white to white pages. “The most important comic book ever published” was Overstreet’s note about this issue some years ago, and we’ve never heard anyone nominate any other comic! Now that the best copies of this book are considered seven-figure items, many are looking for a solid (yet unrestored) lower-grade copy. Not only does this fill that bill, we hasten to add that it’s being offered without a reserve. This is the first appearance of Superman, and it’s the comic that started the Golden Age. If you browse the rest of the Billy Wright collection in this catalog you’ll see the difference between the 1936-37 comics offered and the comics that came later. Superman spawned many imitators (again many of which can be seen on these pages), and the character’s runaway success established DC as one of the top publishers, a status it has never lost. This first Superman story, written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Joe Shuster, also briefly tells the origin of the character. Given the price of an Action #1, the key factor is how well the comic presents in the holder. Some of the copies In this grade range that have come on the market have had a defect such as being hole-punched, having a large missing chunk, or being water-stained. No such glaring defect hampers this solid copy. The spine of the book will no doubt be the topic of some discussion, so we’ll note that this copy has a 1” spine split at the top and a 3.75” spine split at the bottom. While the latter extends past the bottom staple, note that the back cover is attached to that bottom staple. That aside, we think you’ll agree the copy has more than enough “pluses” to bestow serious bragging rights upon the winning bidder. Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $90,000; VG 4.0 value = $180,000. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 3.0, 21 higher.

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91003 Action Comics #3 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1938) CGC VG+ 4.5 Off-white to white pages. This is just the fourth copy we’ve ever offered, and the highest-graded of the bunch. It’s been six years since we’ve offered a copy in any condition! Overstreet’s “scarce” rating and Gerber’s 8 (“rare”) rating certainly jibe with our experience here. The third appearance of Superman, this is currently #31 on Overstreet’s list of the top Golden Age books. The cover art is by Leo O’Mealia. CGC notes, “2 pieces of tape on interior cover.” Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $7,058. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 4.5, 2 higher.

91002 Action Comics #2 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1938) CGC VG/ FN 5.0 White pages. The second appearance of Superman, this is one of the 15 most valuable comics in the hobby in its own right. Unrestored copies seldom turn up, and when they do they tend to have significant staining or foxing. This copy has only the general wear commensurate with the grade, and the page quality is a major plus. We’ve only seen half as many of these as we have Action #1s, making this an attractive buy at a tenth of the price (or less) the #1 is likely to sell for. Obviously Superman didn’t make the issue’s cover, but this was before DC had caught on to the fact that the Man of Tomorrow was the breakout character. Still, we’ve seen this elegant illustration by Leo O’Mealia show up on collectors’ “alltime favorite covers” lists. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $11,176; FN 6.0 value = $16,764. CGC census 1/12: 5 in 5.0, 4 higher. 91004 Action Comics #5 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1938) CGC VG+ 4.5 Off-white to white pages. One of Overstreet’s Top 50 Golden Age books, this is tougher to find than Action #1! Superman didn’t make the cover of his fifth appearance. While this book is fairly low-grade owing to spine and back-cover issues, the front cover presents very well, and as the census info below indicates, there are not many better ones known to the hobby. Leo O’Mealia is the cover artist. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $4,000. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 4.5, 7 higher.

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91005 Action Comics #6 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1938) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. This is the only copy graded above 7.0 to date, and one of just three graded above 6.0! We’re talking about one of Overstreet’s top 50 Golden Age comics. This very early Superman adventure (the Man of Tomorrow’s sixth appearance) also has the debut of an unnamed “office boy,” who according to Overstreet as well as DC’s own Who’s Who is none other than Jimmy Olsen. That’s a pretty important debut in its own right, considering that Superman’s Pal later starred in his own comic that ran for twenty years! We’d be remiss if we didn’t note that this may be DC’s first-ever gorilla cover — a theme the publisher would return to over and over in later decades, to the delight of many fans including us. Leo O’Mealia is the cover artist. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $15,000; VF/NM 9.0 value = $24,500. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, none higher.
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91006 Action Comics #8 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1939) CGC VG- 3.5 White pages. A difficult book to find in any grade. Superman’s first use of super-hearing was in this issue. Fred Guardineer cover art. CGC notes, “3 pieces of tape on interior cover.” Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $2,588. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 3.5, 2 higher.

91007 Action Comics #9 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1939) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white to white pages. This issue is so tough that the copy offered here is one of just two graded above VG- 3.5! Just to illustrate the strong demand for this issue: Heritage sold the only higher-graded copy (7.0) in 2008, when it fetched $19,120 or quadruple the Guide value at the time! This was just the second cover ever to mention Superman’s name (#7 being the first, even #1 did not have his name)! That shows that by this time, eight months after #1, DC had an early inkling that Superman was the character who was selling this anthology series. The cover illustration is by Fred Guardineer. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $2,588; FN 6.0 value = $3,882. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 5.0, 1 higher.

91008 Action Comics #11 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1939) CGC GD/VG 3.0 Off-white to white pages. Just the fourth cover of the series to show Superman’s name. Fred Guardineer cover and art. CGC notes, “3 pieces of tape on interior cover.” Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $735; VG 4.0 value = $1,470. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 3.0, 12 higher.

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91009 Action Comics #12 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1939) CGC GD+ 2.5 Off-white to white pages. This is just the fifth copy we’ve offered, and also the best copy we’ve offered, which should tell you something about how tough these are to find in anything but the lowest grades! This is from before Superman was the permanent cover feature — here, that honor went to Zatara, drawn by Fred Guardineer. CGC notes, “Tape on entire spine of interior cover.” Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $824. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 2.5, 5 higher.

91010 Action Comics #13 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1939) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white to white pages. The fourth Superman cover appearance. The scarcity of this book is very underrated — in fact, this is actually the first complete copy of #13 Heritage has ever offered (for comparison’s sake, we have sold fourteen Action #1s in that time)! Issues #1, 7, and 10 were the only previous Superman covers, and of course the character did not become the permanent cover star until #19. Remember that the sight of a man stopping a train, commonplace in comics in years to come, was brand new at the time! One of Overstreet’s top 100 Golden Age books. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $3,530; FN 6.0 value = $5,295. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 5.0, 5 higher.

91011 Action Comics #14 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1939) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. The highest-graded copy of an early Action is a marquee comic in anyone’s book! The next-highest copies are graded 7.5. This one’s from the era before Superman became the permanent cover feature, it’s the second and last cover to showcase Zatara the magician. Fred Guardineer cover art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $5,513; VF/NM 9.0 value = $9,007. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, none higher.

Session One, Auction #7054 | Wednesday, February 22, 2012 | 12:00PM ET

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91012 Action Comics #15 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1939) CGC FN/ VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. The fifth Superman cover, this issue is somewhat of a bargain in our eyes, though as the best copy we’ve ever offered, the final price of this one might put that statement to the lie! The issue date of 8/39, two months before Marvel Comics #1, is noteworthy. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $3,354; VF 8.0 value = $8,385. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 7.0, 2 higher.

91014 Action Comics #19 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1939) CGC VF7.5 Off-white to white pages. Easily the best copy we’ve ever sold of this early Superman outing. This issue actually marked the run of consecutive Superman covers that continued all the way to the present day. Joe Shuster cover. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $6,398. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 7.5, 2 higher.

91013 Action Comics #18 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1939) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white to white pages. The last non-Superman cover of the series. Cover art by Fred Guardineer. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $1,554. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 6.0, 4 higher.

91015 Action Comics #23 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC FN+ 6.5 White pages. Two major firsts here: the first appearance of Lex Luthor (who appears with red hair) and the first mention of the Daily Planet. A first of a different kind: this is the first copy certified “white pages” that Heritage has offered. Joe Shuster cover and art. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $2,838; VF 8.0 value = $6,906. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 6.5, 6 higher.

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91016 Action Comics #24 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. This one doesn’t often turn up in mid grade or better. Clark Kent’s employer is called the Daily Planet for the first time here, previously it was the Daily Star. Joe Shuster cover art. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $1,269; VF 8.0 value = $2,938. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.0, 5 higher.

91017 Action Comics #26 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white to white pages. Superman cover by Wayne Boring. CGC notes, “Tape stain on cover.” Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $1,098; VF 8.0 value = $2,562. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 6.5, 7 higher. 91019 Action Comics #29 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. This is the highest-graded copy by a wide margin (the runner-up being 8.0). It’s wonderful to see a high-grade copy of this early Lois Lane cover appearance — Lois’s very first according to Overstreet (if you tend to give issues #23, 24, or 27 the nod, you’re in luck, as those issues are offered in this same auction). What’s clearcut is that the copy shown here is the best one ever offered for public sale. Superman cover by Wayne Boring. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $7,000. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

91018 Action Comics #27 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white to white pages. Superman cover by Paul Cassidy. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $2,562. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 7.5, 2 higher.

91020 Action Comics #30 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. Superman cover. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $2,562. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 8.0, 8 higher.

Session One, Auction #7054 | Wednesday, February 22, 2012 | 12:00PM ET

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91021 Action Comics #31 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC NM9.2 Off-white to white pages. The best copy Heritage has ever offered of this Superman outing. The firing squad cover is credited to Joe Shuster and Wayne Boring. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $4,000. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.2, 1 higher.

91023 Action Comics #33 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1941) CGC VF 8.0 White pages. Superman cover by Wayne Boring. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,694. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 8.0, none higher.

91022 Action Comics #32 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1941) CGC VF7.5 White pages. Fred Ray electric chair cover. A side note: CGC notes the first appearance of the Krypto Ray Gun. This was a projector device in the shape of a gun, and its presence in the story was early “product placement,” tying in with a toy released around the same time. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,651. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 7.5, 1 higher.

91024 Action Comics #34 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1941) CGC VF/ NM 9.0 White pages. Fred Ray cover art featuring Superman. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $2,757; NM- 9.2 value = $3,900. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.0, 2 higher.

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91025 Action Comics #36 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1941) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. Classic robot cover by Fred Ray. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,651; VF/NM 9.0 value = $2,826. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.5, 2 higher.

91027 Action Comics #39 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1941) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. The midnight sky looks fantastic on this copy! Early German war cover by Fred Ray. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,613. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.0, 2 higher.

91028 Action Comics #40 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1941) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. First appearance of Star Spangled Kid and Stripesy. Superman cover by Fred Ray. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,651; VF/NM 9.0 value = $2,826. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.5, 1 higher.

91026 Action Comics #37 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1941) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. The highest-graded copy by a tidy margin, with the runner-up being the Larson copy at 9.0. Look at the green block at the top of this one and you’ll be a believer! The Superman cover is by Fred Ray. This issue is “broken out” in Overstreet thanks to having the origin of DC long-timer Congo Bill. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $3,950. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

Session One, Auction #7054 | Wednesday, February 22, 2012 | 12:00PM ET

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91029 Adventure Comics #40 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1939) CGC VF 8.0 White pages. This is one of the fifteen most valuable comic book issues in the hobby, and when we first laid eyes on this copy before it was certified, we knew it would be the highest-graded copy. Not only is this one of the toughest keys to find in high grade, it’s one of the toughest, period (compare the 14 unrestored copies that have been certified to the 32 Action #1s). It’s also notable that this book is missing from most of the big-name pedigree collections — to the best of our knowledge the only other pedigree copy that has been certified is the Mile High copy, which unfortunately is a restored book. The debut of the Sandman in Adventure, this is the first superhero issue of one of DC’s earliest and longest-running books. Creig Flessel’s famous cover art only adds to the appeal. This is certainly the first copy we’ve offered to be certified “white pages.” We think this copy’s grade will stand up to scrutiny, and as with other books from this collection, the absence of any cover marking is a major plus. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $47,000. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.0, none higher.

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91032 Adventure Comics #53 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC VF/ NM 9.0 White pages. One of just two copies graded above 8.0 to date. Bernard Baily cover featuring the Hour-Man. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $2,826; NM- 9.2 value = $4,000. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.0, 1 higher.

91033 Adventure Comics #54 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. Hour Man and Sandman features. Cover by Bernard Baily. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,651. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.0, 3 higher.

91030 Adventure Comics #41 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1939) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. One of only two copies graded above 6.5. The Sandman, who first appeared in the previous issue, returns. Fantastic shark cover by Leo O’Mealia. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $4,350; VF/NM 9.0 value = $7,675. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, 1 higher.

91034 Adventure Comics #55 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. Bernard Baily cover featuring the Hour-Man. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,651; VF/NM 9.0 value = $2,826. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 8.5, 1 higher.

91031 Adventure Comics #52 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. Only the esteemed Mile High copy has been graded higher than this one. This is the third cover appearance of the Hourman, with cover art by Bernard Baily. The high issue number belies how early this one is: it has the same cover date as All-American #16 (which is offered in this same auction). Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $4,000. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.2, 1 higher.

91035 Adventure Comics #61 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1941) CGC FN+ 6.5 White pages. Starman made his first appearance here, bumping Sandman and the Hour-Man off of the Adventure cover where they had been alternating top billing. Only a couple of copies have been graded higher (and note that the Mile High copy of #61 is a restored book). Don’t let the high issue number fool you — it’s a pretty early book, preceding the likes of Green Lantern #1 and All-Star #8. Jack Burnley cover art. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $3,600; VF 8.0 value = $9,000. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 6.5, 2 higher.
Session One, Auction #7054 | Wednesday, February 22, 2012 | 12:00PM ET

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ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN COPIES OF GREEN LANTERN’S DEBUT

91036 All-American Comics #16 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. The first appearance of Green Lantern is one of the top five comic issues in the hobby! This is a book that’s hard to come by in unrestored condition in any grade, and this is one of just two copies that have earned a grade higher than FN 6.0. In fact, inspect this copy closely and you might like it even more than the 8.0 grade would indicate. Foxing in some areas is the only noteworthy defect we can even see — the book is attached firmly onto the staples and there is no spine split. Nor is there any rust on the staples. “The” Green Lantern (as he was originally known) became a breakout character. Overstreet noted, “The ancient fable of the magic lamp was transformed into a modern and more accessible, more mysterious form. The Green Lantern’s chant became a staple of school boy mythology.” Jim Steranko gave some credit for the strip’s popularity to the lantern chant as well: “The ceremony of the ring charging its power by the god-like glow of the lantern was almost religious in content.” The character was created by Martin Nodell, and the cover art for the first issue was by Sheldon Moldoff. Is this the most desirable book in the auction? We leave that decision to the bidders, but while Action #1 and Detective #27 have seen high-profile copies come to auction in recent years, we can’t remember the last time a significant copy of this sought-after issue was sold publicly. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $130,000. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.0, 1 higher.

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Session One, Auction #7054 | Wednesday, February 22, 2012 | 12:00PM ET

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91037 All-American Comics #17 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. The second Green Lantern appearance is one of Overstreet’s Top 100 Golden Age books in its own right, so we’re thrilled to be offering the highest-graded copy! And this is actually a tougher book to find than #16. Sheldon Moldoff cover and art. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $15,180; NM- 9.2 value = $22,000. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.0, none higher.

91038 All-American Comics #18 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white to white pages. By far the best copy we’ve seen of a book that’s tough to find in any grade! In the ten years Heritage has been auctioning comics we had seen just two copies previously, the “best” being a sorry GD+. Like so many other comics in this collection, this is ranked among Overstreet’s top 100 Golden Age books. The scarcity is just one part of the appeal — another is that it’s just the third appearance of Green Lantern (with his first two also being offered in this auction). It also has the original Atom in one panel, pre-dating that character’s first full appearance in the next issue. And the Sheldon Moldoff cover has a delightful New York World’s Fair scene, only adding to the collectibilty. And while a 7.5 copy is major news, we would go so far as to say the book presents better than that grade — by all means have a look for yourself. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $8,740. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.5, none higher.

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91040 All-American Comics #20 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC VF+ 8.5 Offwhite to white pages. Not only the highestgraded copy, this is the only one graded above 7.5 to date. It’s one of the earliest appearances of Green Lantern, who debuted in #16. It’s also the first appearance of the original Red Tornado, a comic relief character who wore an upside-down pot on her head (and yes, we did say her) and became a regular in this title. Also, this issue has the second appearance of the Atom, and the first time that character donned a costume. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $3,950; VF/NM 9.0 value = $6,975. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, none higher.

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91039 All-American Comics #19 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. This is the only copy graded above 7.0 as of this writing. This is one of Overstreet’s Top 50 Golden Age books in no small part because of its scarcity — we hadn’t offered a copy in any grade in six years. It’s the first appearance of the original Atom and also one of the earliest Green Lantern appearances. Even given some of the outstanding collections we’ve brought to market over the years, a run of All-American #16-20 is unheard-of, no matter what the grade, and we couldn’t be prouder to be offering one here. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $14,600; VF/NM 9.0 value = $26,800. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, none higher.

91041 All Star Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC Qualified VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. Flash, Hawkman, Spectre, Sandman, Hourman, and Ultra-Man all have stories in this inaugural issue of the fan-favorite title. CGC notes, “Large coupon missing from 25th page, does not affect story. Incomplete.” Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $1,185; VG 4.0 value = $2,370; FN 6.0 value = $3,555; VF 8.0 value = $8,900.

91042 All Star Comics #2 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC Qualified VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. In terms of eye appeal this is the best copy we have seen. For comparison’s sake, the top blue-label copies on CGC’s census are a single 9.2 and a single 8.5. The cover features figure swipes of the Flash (from Flash Comics #8), and the Spectre (swiped from a story in All Star Comics #1), and then there’s the Green Lantern, who is swiped from the All-American Comics #16 cover which in turn was swiped from an Alex Raymond Flash Gordon Sunday! CGC notes, “Large coupon missing from 25th page, does not affect story. Incomplete.” Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $508; VG 4.0 value = $1,016; FN 6.0 value = $1,524; VF 8.0 value = $3,708; VF/NM 9.0 value = $6,554.

Session One, Auction #7054 | Wednesday, February 22, 2012 | 12:00PM ET

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91043 All Star Comics #3 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. An unrestored high-grade copy of All Star #3 is very seldom offered for sale. A key comic in anyone’s book, this ranks #16 on Overstreet’s top Golden Age list. In some quarters this issue is held in even higher esteem, as the Justice Society of America, which made its first appearance here, enjoyed a fanatical following in its heyday and thereafter. This isn’t just the first appearance of this superhero group, it’s the first appearance of any superhero group! “A breakthrough concept, second in importance only to the creation of the super hero” is how Overstreet once summarized the significance of this issue. Some have even advanced the theory that the concept was unprecedented in all of fiction, as even the Knights of the Round Table didn’t hold meetings before joining to vanquish a common opponent! The cover image is one of the most famous in the history of comics, and it’s been imitated and paid homage to on many occasions (E. E. Hibbard is generally credited with the cover art). Shown here are the Atom (that character’s first appearance on any comic cover), the Sandman, the Spectre, the Flash, Hawkman, Dr. Fate, Green Lantern, and the Hour-Man. Paul Levitz’s recent book noted that some point to the end of the All Star series in 1951 as the end of the Golden Age, a strong testament to the influence of this title. Many books could be written about All Star and the Justice Society (in fact Roy Thomas alone has written four books on the subject!), so we will get to the topic on everyone’s mind: what is this comic worth? GPAnalysis notes a 2007 sale of a 7.0 copy (not at Heritage) for $18,500, and of course we auctioned the 9.6 Mile High copy for $126,500 back in 2002, or years before six-figure prices for major key books became relatively commonplace. That makes the copy offered here tough to figure, and should make for an interesting few minutes when this lot is called. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $34,000; VF/NM 9.0 value = $62,000. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, 2 higher.

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91045 All Star Comics #5 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1941) CGC VF/ NM 9.0 White pages. An “unforgiving” black cover is this issue’s curse... but it’s a blessing when a high-grade copy is what you have in hand. In addition to being just the third Justice Society issue, this book is noteworthy for the moment that Shiera Sanders dons Hawkman’s spare costume to become “Hawkwoman” — of course, Shiera is the future Hawkgirl, and this may well be the first comic book appearance of a costumed superheroine. Howard Purcell is credited with the cover art. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $5,925; NM- 9.2 value = $8,500. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.0, 4 higher.

91044 All Star Comics #4 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1941) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. It’s the first adventure of the Justice Society of America! If you ask how that could be given that they first appeared in #3, it’s because they spent #3 sitting around that famous meeting table telling stories. Here, they spring into action. E. E. Hibbard is credited with the cover art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $9,800. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.2, 1 higher.

91046 All Star Comics #7 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1941) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Last but far from least in our All Star run is this striking copy, tied with the Hawkeye copy as the best CGC has certified. This issue would be the first time that Batman and Superman would appear in a story together, about a year after they shared the cover of New York World’s Fair 1940 (also available in this auction). Justice Society cover by E. E. Hibbard. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $5,800. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.4, none higher.
Session One, Auction #7054 | Wednesday, February 22, 2012 | 12:00PM ET

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SUPERB COPY OF ONE OF THE MOST DESIRABLE COMICS OF ALL

91047 Batman #1 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. Unrestored, high-grade copies of major Golden Age keys top everyone’s wantlists, and this is a major key by anyone’s definition. Just five comics have higher Guide values (four of which are offered in this same auction), yet we wonder if “top of Guide” for this book should actually be higher! Despite offering more than 50 copies of this book over the years, this is just the second unrestored copy we’ve had that was certified “white pages.” The issue has the first appearances of both the Joker and Catwoman, who of course are among the very few comic book villains to have attained true “household name” status. Also of note is a classic (and much-imitated) cover by Bob Kane and the late Jerry Robinson. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $100,000; VF/NM 9.0 value = $192,500. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 8.5, 3 higher.

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91048 Batman #2 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. One of Overstreet’s Top 50 Golden Age books. Of course, issue #1 is now so expensive in high grade that it’s out of the reach of most, so it might be time to secure #2 before this issue follows suit. Not only is this just the second appearance of both the Joker and Catwoman, it’s the first appearance of the name “Catwoman,” since this classic villainess was called “the Cat” in her first outing in #1. Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson are credited with the cover art. Since this meaty 64-pager had four Batman stories, kids would read it again and again, which is why most existing copies are scuffed, smudged, and spine-split. This is a superb opportunity to finally secure one in high grade. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $12,500; VF/NM 9.0 value = $23,750. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.5, 2 higher.

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91051 Batman #6 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1941) CGC VF- 7.5 White pages. Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson cover and art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $3,750. CGC census 1/12: 6 in 7.5, 22 higher.

91049 Batman #4 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC VF+ 8.5 Offwhite to white pages. This early issue has very unforgiving red and black surfaces, hence the low number of high-grade copies. Notable events in this issue are the fourth appearance of the Joker (he was in two previous Batmans and one Detective) and the first mention of Gotham City in a Batman comic. Cover art by Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $5,920; VF/NM 9.0 value = $10,460. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 8.5, 2 higher.

91052 Batman #7 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1941) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. One of the most recognizable covers of the series’ early run has never looked better than on this copy! CGC’s note “Batman begins working with police” points out that this is still an early issue — you’ll recall that Batman began as a mysterious vigilante-like figure. Bob Kane is the cover artist. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $9,500. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.2, none higher.

91050 Batman #5 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1941) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. First appearance of the Batmobile with its bat-head front. The Bat emblem was left off of Batman’s chest on this cover by Bob Kane. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $7,675; NM- 9.2 value = $11,000. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.0, 5 higher.

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91055 Detective Comics #6 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1937) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Offwhite pages. Speed Saunders by Creig Flessel is the cover feature of this early DC, 10 months before Action #1. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $1,840; FN 6.0 value = $2,760. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 5.0, 3 higher.

91056 Detective Comics #7 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1937) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white to white pages. Creig Flessel cover art. This is just the fifth copy we’ve offered of this early issue. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $2,760. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.0, 3 higher.

91053 Batman #15 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1943) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. Every schoolboy knows that Batman never uses a gun, right? The fact that he does here makes this a collectible issue, and we’ve never seen a nicer copy. Jack Burnley cover art. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $3,849; NM- 9.2 value = $5,500. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.0, none higher.

91054 Boy Commandos #1 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1942) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. Only the Mile High and Vancouver copies have been graded higher than this superb specimen. Cover and art by Simon and Kirby. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $4,900; NM- 9.2 value = $7,000. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.0, 2 higher.

91057 Detective Comics #8 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1937) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. This shows you how early the Wright collection started: this book is one of the first 250 or so comics ever published, and pre-dated Action #1 by eight months, but when it came out, Billy Wright had already been buying DCs for 21 months! The classic cover art for this issue is credited to Creig Flessel (if the art looks familiar, it’s probably because it was appropriated for the oddball Atomic Comics some eight years later). Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $7,700. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 7.5, 2 higher.

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91058 Detective Comics #9 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1937) CGC VG- 3.5 Off-white pages. This is the first copy of #9 we have ever offered! Almost all of the pre-Batman Detective issues are considered tough to come by, so we’re thrilled to be offering a number of them here. Creig Flessel cover art. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $1,840. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 3.5, 5 higher.

91063 Detective Comics #16 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1938) CGC FN/VF 7.0 White pages. Creig Flessel provided the cover art for this issue. The book was on the stands at the same time as Action #1, and has an ad for it inside! Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $2,160; VF 8.0 value = $3,960. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 7.0, 3 higher.

91059 Detective Comics #11 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1938) CGC VG- 3.5 Cream to offwhite pages. Creig Flessel portrayed the dapper Speed Saunders on this wonderful cover, which is one of the better covers of Detective‘s pre-Batman run. CGC notes, “5 pieces of tape on interior cover.” Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $1,440. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 3.5, 10 higher.

91061 Detective Comics #14 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1938) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white to white pages. Here’s how tough mid- to highgrade copies of this issue are: in 2001 we sold the lone 7.0 copy (in the very early days of CGC and its census), and in the ensuing 10 years no copy has come along to top it. This one comes close at least, and collectors of pre-hero Detectives have been waiting a long time for a copy this nice. Creig Flessel cover art. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $2,160. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.0, 2 higher.

91060 Detective Comics #12 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1938) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white pages. This pre-Action #1 issue is tough to find in any grade — this is just the fifth different copy we have auctioned. Creig Flessel is the cover artist. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $1,440; FN 6.0 value = $2,160. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 5.0, 4 higher.

91062 Detective Comics #15 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1938) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white pages. The best copy we’ve offered of an issue that came out a month before Action #1. In fact, the issue even contains a “coming soon” ad for Action #1! Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster actually drew two stories for this issue as well. Creig Flessel cover art. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $2,160. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 6.0, 2 higher.

91064 Detective Comics #17 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1938) CGC VF 8.0 White pages. This issue has the first appearance of Dr. Fu Manchu in Detective. Creig Flessel is the cover artist. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $3,960. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.0, 1 higher.

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91067 Detective Comics #22 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1938) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. This is just the second superhero cover in the history of comics! It’s tied for that honor with Action #7, with of course only Action #1 coming earlier. Before Batman came along, this title had the Crimson Avenger, and this is his only cover appearance of the series (though a few hardy dissenters aver that the masked fellow on #34 is this character). Jim Chambers is the cover artist. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $2,310; VF 8.0 value = $4,235. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 7.0, 1 higher.

91065 Detective Comics #18 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1938) CGC VF- 7.5 White pages. The cover is a classic in most anyone’s book. Creig Flessel is the artist, Fu Manchu the character. Unrestored copies of this issue are tough to come by, and this is the highest-graded one we’ve ever sold. Batman was nine months away and Superman had been in just three comics when this issue hit the stands. Fu Manchu was actually the star of a feature at this time, and the lineup of good guys included the likes of Slam Bradley (two-fisted sleuth), Speed Saunders (plainclothes cop), Buck Marshall (range-ridin’ detective), Bart Regan (spy), and Cosmo (“the phantom of disguise”). A real gem among early DCs. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $6,325. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 7.5, 1 higher.

91068 Detective Comics #24 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1939) CGC FN- 5.5 White pages. One of the very toughest Detective issues to find, both in our opinion and that of Ernst Gerber, who gave it a scarcity rating of “8.” The cover art is by Fred Guardineer, who also drew the Speed Saunders feature inside the book. Just the third copy we’ve ever offered, and the best one of the bunch. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $1,740. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 5.5, 3 higher.

91066 Detective Comics #21 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1938) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white to white pages. Not just the highest-graded copy, this is the only one graded above 4.0! And we might as well mention that the Mile High copy of this book bears a “qualified 9.0” grade thanks to a long spine split. So the Billy Wright copy is by far the best available blue-label option. It’s the second appearance of the Crimson Avenger by the way. Lee O’Mealia cover art. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $1,740; VF 8.0 value = $3,190. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.5, none higher.

91069 Detective Comics #26 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1939) CGC VG 4.0 Off-white to white pages. The title of the series accurately describes both Fred Guardineer’s cover and the contents... but there was this announcement at the top of a gag page: “The Batman! This new thrilling adventure strip starts in the May issue of Detective Comics! Don’t miss it!” Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $1,140. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 4.0, 6 higher.

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A POP CULTURE PHENOMENON DEBUTS
91070 Detective Comics #27 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1939) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white to white pages. The first appearance of Batman is currently considered the second most-valuable comic in the hobby. However, it has had the #1 spot before, and it’s not inconceivable that it could regain it, as Batman is a collector many prefer to Superman. Batman has certainly been more of a pop culture presence than Superman in recent years. To put the 6.5 grade in perspective, no copy has received a grade higher than 8.0 from CGC to date. The “off-white to white” page quality is the best page quality certification we’ve seen for this issue (aside from copies that owed their white pages to restoration). As with the majority of comics from this collection, this copy has no writing or marking from a newsdealer or previous owner on the cover. The other thing that struck us as we examined this copy was that Bob Kane’s signature at the bottom is almost entirely visible -- most copies you’ll find do not have the “Kane” visible. When this issue was released with a May 1939 cover date, Superman was the only other superhero on the stands, save for the now-obscure likes of the Arrow and the Crimson Avenger. So it’s no wonder that the striking cover by Kane made a strong impact. It has taken its place as one of the most famous covers in the history of comics. Kane and writer Bill Finger (generally credited these days as a co-creator of the character) produced a hero to rival Superman without imitating the earlier character. As Jim Steranko noted, “Superman had given DC its strength, but Batman gave it tone. Of course, Superman was more impressive... but Batman was more fascinating.” “The Bat-Man” appeared in a six-page story that also introduced the character of Commissioner Gordon. The second-to-last panel revealed that this mysterious figure was in fact Bruce Wayne, introduced earlier in the story. It’s a special treat to be able to offer this book as part of a Detective run, allowing the hobbyist to compare and contrast the subsequent issues with what came before! While of course not every existing comic has been CGC-certified, many of the notable Golden Age pedigree comic collections have lacked this key issue. It was notably absent among the Lamont Larson collection and the Davis Crippen “D” Copies, two of the few pedigree collections which began early enough to encompass this book’s May 1939 cover date. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $240,000; VF 8.0 value = $600,000. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 6.5, 6 higher.

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91071 Detective Comics #28 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1939) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. The second appearance of Batman is a book so tough to find in unrestored condition that we’ve only offered one in better condition than Poor in our ten years of auctioning vintage comics. While Batman obviously didn’t make the cover except for a blurb, he was the lead feature in the book, indicating that DC knew they had a winner on their hands. The story of the “Bat-Man” (written thus inside if not on the cover) was the second and last to be signed “Rob’t Kane.” Fred Guardineer is the cover artist of this early issue, which Overstreet lists among the 50 most valuable Golden Age comic books. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $22,500. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.0, 2 higher.

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91072 Detective Comics #29 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1939) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. The second-ever Batman cover is a very desirable book indeed, and it’s ranked among the top 20 Golden Age books by Overstreet. The cover art by Bob Kane is simply electrifying, and we would argue that Batman is more “in character” here than on his first appearance in #27. This is the Darknight Detective that every comic collector knows and loves! This book is seldom found in unrestored condition, and this is the best copy to be offered for public sale in the CGC era. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $14,400; VF 8.0 value = $36,000. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 7.0, 2 higher.

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91073 Detective Comics #30 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1939) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. Batman’s fourth appearance doesn’t come along much in any grade, and certainly not in an unrestored high grade. Overstreet mentions the “classic Batman splash panel” — it’s a grim Batman looming over the top third of the first page. In these choice early issues, the Bat-Man was a different character than he became in later years. As Rob Hughes noted, Batman “was not interested in taking prisoners, rehabilitation or giving these law-breakers a second chance.” Like issue #28, this one has a non-Batman cover, a fairly violent scene by Fred Guardineer. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $13,800; NM- 9.2 value = $20,000. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.0, 1 higher.

91074 Detective Comics #32 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1939) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white to white pages. The sixth appearance of Batman is unknown in high grade (the two copies above this one on CGC’s census are both 7.5). The fact that Batman isn’t on the cover tells you it’s an early issue. And indeed, the early Golden Age Batman was a bit different from the later character in some respects — not only does he use a gun in #32, he shoots two villains while they’re asleep! Overstreet calls it the “first time a costumed hero used a gun in comic books.” Cover art by Fred Guardineer. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $2,757; VF 8.0 value = $6,709. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 6.5, 2 higher.

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91075 Detective Comics #34 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1939) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. It’s unexpected to see this book in this grade, but scrutinize our scan and we think you’ll agree that this copy is the real deal. As with so many of the Wright books, the fact that this one lacks any sort of cover marking is a major plus. The “large logo” block at the top is simply outstanding! This is the last non-Batman cover of Detective Comics. The cover art is by Creig Flessel. Overstreet 2011 VF/ NM 9.0 value = $8,718; NM- 9.2 value = $12,500. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.0, 1 higher.

91076 Detective Comics #35 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC VG 4.0 Off-white to white pages. One of Overstreet’s Top 100 Golden Age books, this is a fixture on wantlists and sells for a pretty penny in any grade as the Guide values annually scramble to catch up. So why are there so few copies that are graded higher than this VG? It’s because surviving copies are almost invariably in really bad shape or restored (or both). The book is in-demand for a number of reasons. The creepy hypodermic needle cover is a favorite (note how long Batman’s ears are!). Then there’s the fact that it’s just the fifth cover appearance of the character (the previous ones being #27, 29, 31, and 33). And many remember the issue’s splash panel with an angry Batman holding a smoking gun... yes, we said a gun! It’s been three years since we’ve offered a copy that wasn’t restored or a “beater,” and plenty of demand has built up in that time. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $5,000. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 4.0, 4 higher.
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91077 Detective Comics #39 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white to white pages. Cover by Bob Kane and the late Jerry Robinson. An early appearance for both Batman and Robin, especially the latter whose world premiere was #38! Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $5,526. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 7.5, 2 higher.

91078 Detective Comics #40 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. The first cover appearance of the Joker was right here! The Joker story that was intended for this issue was instead used in Batman #1. The issue also had the origin and first appearance of Clayface. And of course it’s an early outing for Robin who first appeared in #38. Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson cover and art. Overstreet 2011 VF/ NM 9.0 value = $11,506; NM- 9.2 value = $16,500. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.0, 1 higher.

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91079 Detective Comics #41 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. Robin’s first solo story. Bob Kane cover and art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $2,918; VF/NM 9.0 value = $5,109. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, 3 higher.

91081 Detective Comics #43 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. The only copy graded above 8.0 by CGC to date — do we have your attention, Batman collectors? We’ve never seen a copy that comes close to this one. The cover art is credited to Bob Kane and the late Jerry Robinson. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $5,400. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

91080 Detective Comics #42 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. Easily the best copy we’ve sold of this early Robin appearance. The uniform blue of Batman’s costume has never looked better than here! Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson cover art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $2,163; VF/NM 9.0 value = $3,782. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.5, 1 higher.

91082 Detective Comics #44 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Easily the best copy we’ve offered of this one. Batman cover by Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $5,400. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.4, none higher.

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91083 Detective Comics #45 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. The first Joker story in Detective Comics is just his third comic book appearance, and his fourth story overall (the Joker appeared in two stories in Batman #1). Bob Kane cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $7,700. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.2, 1 higher.

91086 Flash Comics #2 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. Features the first full Hawkman cover. The second appearance of both the Flash and Hawkman. Dennis Neville cover art. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $2,514; VF 8.0 value = $6,117. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.0, 4 higher.

91084 Detective Comics #52 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1941) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. Batman cover by Bob Kane. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,402. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.0, 4 higher.

91085 Detective Comics #80 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1943) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. One of the most remarkable aspects of this collection is the way Billy Wright’s purchases were almost exclusively comics that became highly collectible later. This one was picked up a couple of years after he stopped buying comics regularly and of course it’s a standout issue with a Two-Face cover and story. Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson cover art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,003; VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,727. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 8.5, 5 higher.

91087 Flash Comics #3 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC VF 8.0 White pages. The Flash and Hawkman were the breakout stars of the book, but these anthology titles needed a while to settle on their stars. Thus, Cliff Cornwall got his one and only cover. Sheldon Moldoff is the artist. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $3,950. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.0, 2 higher.

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91090 Flash Comics #8 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC Qualified VF+ 8.5 White pages. For comparison’s sake, the top bluelabel copies on CGC’s census are four copies tied at 8.5. Classic Sheldon Moldoff Flash cover. CGC notes, “Coupon missing from 28th page, does not affect story. (2 pieces of tape on 28th page). Incomplete.” Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value=$354; VG 4.0 value= $708; FN 6.0 value= $1,062; VF 8.0 value = $2,478; VF/NM 9.0 value = $4,339. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 8.5, none higher.

91088 Flash Comics #6 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC VF- 7.5 White pages. This is one of just two copies graded above 6.0! Amazingly, this is just the second Flash cover — for the covers of issues #2-5 our hero took a backseat to Hawkman, Cliff Cornwall, the Whip, and the King, respectively. E. E. Hibbard cover art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $4,263. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.5, 1 higher.

91091 Flash Comics #9 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Only the Mile High copy has been graded higher than this one, and it’s worth noting that CGC has certified just nine copies in any grade. We always loved Sheldon Moldoff’s lush inking when he drew the wings of Hawkman, never more impressively than here. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $6,400. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, 1 higher.

91089 Flash Comics #7 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. This is the second Hawkman cover, the first being issue #2, also offered in this section. But this time he’s drawn by Sheldon Moldoff, who brought a distinctive look to the character. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $4,146. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.0, 5 higher.

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91094 Flash Comics #12 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. Look how great the green cover background looks here! Only the Mile High copy has been graded higher to date. E. E. Hibbard cover art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $3,700. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.2, 1 higher.

91095 More Fun Comics #32 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1938) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white to white pages. Just the fourth copy we’ve ever offered. Published the same month as Action #1, and has an ad for it on the inside front cover. As an aside, looking through the early New Fun/More Fun and New Comics/ New Adventure issues offered in this catalog, it’s striking how many of the covers evoke Tom Sawyer or Huckleberry Finn. This scene could certainly pass for something from Mark Twain as well. Vin Sullivan is the cover artist. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $750. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.0, 1 higher.

91092 Flash Comics #10 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC NM/ MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. How unusual is it to find a 9.8 copy of a book like this? Well, of the entire 104-issue 1940-1949 run of this series, just seven copies total have made it to 9.8, and this is the earliest of the bunch. Sheldon Moldoff cover art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $6,400. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.8, none higher.

91096 More Fun Comics #38 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1938) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Offwhite to white pages. This is one of just two copies graded above 4.0! Early More Funs are notoriously tough, and this one’s 12/38 cover date puts it earlier than Detective #27 and before many Golden Age publishers had even begun publishing. Creig Flessel cover. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $2,088; NM- 9.2 value = $2,800. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.0, 1 higher.

91097 More Fun Comics #53 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC GD 2.0 Off-white to white pages. Currently #21 on Overstreet’s Top 100 Golden Age books list. The second appearance of the Spectre is here, the first time in a story that he’s in costume. Despite the modest grade, note how few copies have been graded higher. Bernard Baily created one of his most famous covers for the issue (a “bondage cover”). CGC notes, “3 pieces of tape on interior cover. Tape stains on spine.” Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $3,250. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 2.0, 8 higher. 91093 Flash Comics #11 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC NM9.2 Off-white to white pages. Tied with the Mile High copy at the top of CGC’s census. Sheldon Moldoff gorilla cover. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $3,700. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.2, none higher.

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91098 More Fun Comics #54 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. One of Overstreet’s 100 most valuable Golden Age books, this one has a classic cover featuring the Spectre, possibly the best cover of the run. The Spectre is as huge as he is frightening on this one. It’s a war cover of sorts, yet the Spectre doesn’t take a side, seeming to be above such things. Gerber calls the book “scarce.” Bernard Baily cover art. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $23,563; NM- 9.2 value = $34,000. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.0, 2 higher.

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91099 More Fun Comics #55 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC VF- 7.5 White pages. The first appearance of Dr. Fate. It’s been five years since we’ve offered this issue in any grade, so we can see why both Overstreet and Gerber gave it the designation “scarce.” This issue “guides” at one-quarter the price of the Spectre’s debut in #52, yet it’s no easier to find in high grade than #52 is! Of course, it’s also one of the earliest Spectre outings, drawn by Bernard Baily who also did the cover art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $12,750. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.5, 2 higher.

91101 More Fun Comics #57 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. Only the Nova Scotia copy (9.4 has been graded higher), and unlike that copy, this one (like most Billy Wright books) has no writing on the cover. It’s a strong showcase for Bernard Baily’s cover featuring the Spectre, an intimidating superhero indeed. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $8,000. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.2, 1 higher.

91100 More Fun Comics #56 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. This is one of the most valuable issues of this title’s run, thanks largely to the classic cover. This is the first cover appearance of Dr. Fate, his second appearance overall. This issue also has the first appearance of Congo Bill, who was an Action Comics regular for many years and also briefly had his own series. Howard Sherman is credited with the unusual cover art. When Comic Book Marketplace asked experts to rank the scarcity of More Fun issues, this was the only one mentioned by four of the five experts. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $6,117; VF/NM 9.0 value = $10,809. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, 2 higher.

91102 More Fun Comics #58 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Tying the Mile High copy for highestgraded on a book like this should make the most hardened skeptic take this new pedigree seriously. This book is tough in any grade with just 7 unrestored copies on CGC’s census in total! Incidentally this has the same page quality as the Mile High. Also, while the Mile High has a penciled code on the logo, this copy has no marking. Just sayin’. Spectre cover by Bernard Baily. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $8,000. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.4, none higher.

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91105 More Fun Comics #61 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. It’s been five years since we last offered this book in any grade. Bizarre cover art by Howard Sherman, featuring Dr. Fate. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $2,877; VF/NM 9.0 value = $5,039. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, 2 higher.

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91103 More Fun Comics #59 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. Only the Larson and Mile High copies have been graded higher, and we think this copy actually compares favorably to the Larson copy (a scan of which can be found in our online archives). Spectre cover by Bernard Baily. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $3,154; VF/ NM 9.0 value = $5,577. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, 2 higher.

91106 Movie Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1939) CGC FN+ 6.5 White pages. Unique concept had stories told with colorized movie stills. This became the first DC title to get cancelled, and as Paul Levitz noted, “comics tied to films wouldn’t become a major product for decades thereafter.” Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $1,098; VF 8.0 value = $2,562. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.5, 6 higher.

91107 New Adventure Comics #20 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1937) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. To put the 10/37 cover date in perspective: just 13 comic books came out that month from all publishers put together! By early 1940 that figure would rise to some 50 a month. Creig Flessel, whose dramatic covers are on display elsewhere in this section of the catalog, showed his humorous side here. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $1,080; VF 8.0 value = $1,980. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.0, 3 higher.

91104 More Fun Comics #60 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Previously the highest-graded copy of this issue was 9.2, so this 9.6 comes close to leaving us speechless (only three copies have received grades above 7.5). The Spectre has never looked more fearsome than on this cover by Bernard Baily. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $8,000. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.

91108 New Adventure Comics #22 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1937) CGC FN 6.0 Cream to off-white pages. Just the third copy we’ve ever offered of this early issue. It’s a Gerber “8” and deservedly so. Creig Flessel supplied the cover art (if you can’t make it out on the scan: the two kids are at the real North Pole with a letter addressed to Santa Claus!). Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $960. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.0, 1 higher.

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91109 New Adventure Comics #23 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1938) CGC FN- 5.5 Off-white pages. Just the second time we’ve offered this issue in ten years of auctioning Golden Age comics. The issue is a Gerber “8.” Creig Flessel cover art. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $810. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 5.5, 2 higher. 91110 New Comics #2 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1936) CGC GD 2.0 Offwhite to white pages. The earliest comic in the Billy Wright collection, this is just the ninth comic issue DC ever published. It’s also an extremely rare issue that made Comic Book Marketplace‘s list of the “50 Rarest Golden Age Comic Books.” In fact, that list had it tied with New Fun #2 as the rarest newsstand-distributed DCs. The fact that a 2.0 is the highest-graded unrestored copy on CGC’s census says a lot about the rarity as well! New Comics eventually became Adventure Comics, and it was just DC’s second series, with New Fun being the first. New Comics was just the second anthology title with original, continuing characters — remember that its competition on the stands was Famous Funnies, which though significant, was an all-reprint affair. Making its first appearance in this issue was the long-running Federal Men feature, the work of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, more than two years before Action Comics introduced their character Superman. The cover art is credited to R. B. Leffingwell. CGC notes, “Moderate amount of tape on interior cover.” Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $1,229. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 2.0, none higher.

91111 New York World’s Fair Comics 1939 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1939) CGC FN5.5 White pages. One of Overstreet’s Top 100 Golden Age books despite not having a NMvalue listed in the Guide. This early DC, is the first full-color, non-reprint superhero annual. Superman is shown with blonde hair (he had been appearing in comics for less than a year at the time), and this comic, cover-dated 4/39, pre-dates Detective Comics #27, which explains why Batman doesn’t appear here! Also, this issue has the first published appearance of the Sandman (compare with the first Sandman story in Adventure #40, offered in this same section). Despite all of this, and as collectible as the issue is now, the comic was not a strong seller when it was released owing to the unheard-of 25¢ cover price. Vin Sullivan and Fred Guardineer are the cover artists. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $5,100. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 5.5, 6 higher.

91112 New York World’s Fair Comics 1940 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC VF- 7.5 White pages. The first “white pages” copy of this one we’ve ever offered. It’s worth noting that many of the other top pedigree collections did not have a top-drawer copy of this book, for example Larson (6.0), Mile High (5.5) and Crippen “D” Copy (3.5). Also, while most copies we’ve seen (pedigree or otherwise) have had some sort of writing on the cover, this does not. This cover was the first time Batman, Robin, and Superman all appeared together, and it’s also the first published comic work by Jack Burnley. We believe it’s also the first time any of these characters were drawn by someone besides their creators (or the creators’ studios at any rate). Also, while the 25¢ World’s Fair comic of the previous year was a flop, this one at 15¢ was a hit and led to the long-running World’s Best/World’s Finest series. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $6,915. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 7.5, 1 higher.

91113 Star Spangled Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1941) CGC Qualified VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. For comparison’s sake, CGC’s census for universal grades is topped by three copies at 9.0. Origin and first appearance of Tarantula. Robot cover by Hal Sherman. CGC notes, “Piece out of 15th and 16th page, affects story. Incomplete.” Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value= $503; VG 4.0 value= $1,006; FN 6.0 value= $1,509; VF 8.0 value= $3,672; VF/NM 9.0 value = $6,486; NM- 9.2 value = $9,300.

91114 Star Spangled Comics #2 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1941) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. The only copy graded above 9.0 by CGC to date. Check out the StarSpangled Kid and his adult sidekick Stripesy, as well as their beetle-browed foe Dr. Weerd! Hal Sherman cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $2,550. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

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91115 All Winners Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Timely, 1941) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. One of Overstreet’s top 50 Golden Age books and it’s much sought-after in any grade. All of the best Timely characters are on hand: The Human Torch, Toro, Captain America, Bucky, and the Sub-Mariner are joined by the Angel and the Black Marvel. These heroes starred in individual features, however the Stan Lee-penned text feature has the first appearance of the All-Winners Squad, the first Timely/Marvel superhero group. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $35,000. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.2, 2 higher.

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91117 All Winners Comics #7 Billy Wright pedigree (Timely, 1942) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white pages. Fighting the Japanese and Germans on the same beach is a tall order! Another delightfully busy Alex Schomburg cover featuring Captain America, the Human Torch, and the Sub-Mariner. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $852. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.0, 2 higher.

91116 All Winners Comics #2 Billy Wright pedigree (Timely, 1941) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. How could this fail to bring a smile to any Golden Age fan’s face? The black cover looks fantastic here, and so does the light-colored “ground” at the bottom which is usually easily smudgeable — this is a 9.2 for a reason! And this book is a great example of Golden Age fare — the art may have been crude but this patriotic cover is still stirring, and must have been irresistible to kids back then. The Human Torch, Captain America, and the Sub-Mariner scarcely need an introduction of course. But note also that the Whizzer is wearing his very early costume and making one of his first appearances close on the heels of his U.S.A. Comics debut. And this early Destroyer appearance (that’s him in the striped pants) was released at the same time as that character’s debut in Mystic Comics #6. Jack Binder cover art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $9,500. CGC census 12/11: 2 in 9.2, none higher.

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91118 Captain America Comics #2 Billy Wright pedigree (Timely, 1941) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. One of Overstreet’s top 100 books, this is the second appearance of Captain America, but the first appearance of the Cap costume most are familiar with, including his trademark, the round shield. The classic cover is by the great Joe Simon, who just passed away a few weeks ago. As with issue #1, Adolf Hitler himself was the featured cover villain, though this was before the United States had entered World War II. As Simon noted in his autobiography, Cap “was the first major comic book hero to take a political stand... as for capturing the attention of the comic book-reading public, it was natural that the adventures of our new red, white, and blue hero would have the advantage over the others who were still challenging the mad scientists or the hoodlums robbing the corner candy store.” The red block at the top of the comic looks immaculate here, and this might rank with the Marvel Comics #1 as the most exciting book of the auction for the Timely fan. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $38,000. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.4, none higher.
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91119 Captain America Comics #3 Billy Wright pedigree (Timely, 1941) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white pages. We haven’t handled a copy even close to this one! Check out the bondage cover featuring the Red Skull and drawn by Alex Schomburg. But this issue also has an interesting distinction: the first comic book work of Stan Lee, on the text feature “Captain America Foils the Traitor’s Revenge.” Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $30,000. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.2, 1 higher.

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91120 Captain America Comics #23 Billy Wright pedigree (Timely, 1943) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. The best copy we’ve ever offered of an issue that doesn’t seem to come around very often. Check out the bondage cover by the underrated Syd Shores! Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $1,029; VF 8.0 value = $2,400. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.0, 7 higher.

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91121 Daring Mystery Comics #6 Billy Wright pedigree (Timely, 1940) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Cream to off-white pages. By far the highestgraded copy we’ve offered. The Simon and Kirby team put their stamp on this issue, drawing the cover and writing and illustrating two stories, one introducing Marvel Boy (not the same character who briefly had his own series). Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $5,925; NM- 9.2 value = $8,500. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.0, 1 higher.

91123 The Human Torch #3 (#2) Billy Wright pedigree (Timely, 1940) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white pages. You’ll love seeing this one in high grade! Low-grade or unrestored copies can be found, but a copy like this turns up very seldom. To explain the issue numbering: the one-shot Red Raven #1 (available elsewhere in this auction) had its numbering continued by Human Torch #2, and this was the issue after that, thus it’s the second issue despite being #3. Alex Schomburg cover art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $10,800. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.2, 2 higher.

91124 The Human Torch #4 (#3) Billy Wright pedigree (Timely, 1941) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. Alex Schomburg cover art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $3,278; VF/NM 9.0 value = $5,789. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 8.5, 3 higher. 91122 Daring Mystery Comics #7 Billy Wright pedigree (Timely, 1941) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. Overstreet credits the cover art to Alex Schomburg. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $4,550; NM- 9.2 value = $6,500. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.0, 2 higher.

91125 The Human Torch #10 Billy Wright pedigree (Timely, 1942) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. Two years after the Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner had their famous donnybrook in Marvel Mystery #9 (offered in this same auction), the two began another multi-issue battle here. Alex Schomburg cover. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $2,317; VF/NM 9.0 value = $4,059. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, 1 higher.

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MARVEL’S FIRST COMIC BOOK
91126 Marvel Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Timely, 1939) CGC VF- 7.5 Offwhite to white pages. Our first reaction upon seeing this copy was: what separates it from the 8.0, 8.5 and 9.0 copies that are known to exist? The overall impression of the book in-hand is on a par with all of the above, with perhaps only the famous Pay Copy a being a clearly superior book. Fortunately since all of the above have been in previous Heritage auctions, collectors can submit all of these to their own scrutiny using the archived scans on our website. This book does have scuffing along the spine, but we can see no other defect of any note. If you’ve seen multiple copies of this key, you know that it’s often found printed a bit out of register, with the Human Torch’s chin appearing as a double line. There’s no such problem here, and the “off-white to white” page quality designation matches the best we’ve seen. It’s worth noting that some of the copies from other pedigrees are restored books, for example the Allentown and Kansas City copies. And some of the other top copies such as the Pay Copy and the Larson copy do have prominent markings on the cover, while this has none. For many years, Marvel Comics #1 was listed as the most valuable comic book by the Overstreet Guide. In the meantime it is #4 behind Action #1, Detective #27, and Superman #1, but for the Marvel fan there’s no topping this issue here. It’s the first comic the company ever published. Certainly no comic book can claim two first appearances as significant as those of the Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner, who both made their debuts here (the latter had been used in a promotional comic previously, but hadn’t appeared in a newsstand publication until this issue). And that made this comic the start of the Marvel Universe, a set of characters that left its mark on American popular culture, selling millions of comic books and starring in TV shows, movies, and more. The publisher that produced the issue used many different company names over the years and is usually referred to as Timely, but it’s only fitting that when the publisher finally had one official name years later, it took its name from this very comic. After #1 the title of the series was changed to Marvel Mystery, and it’s a special thrill to us to be offering the first seven issues of the series, and eleven of the first twelve, together in one consecutive run. We haven’t even mentioned the host of other characters making debuts here, the most notable of which are Ka-Zar and the Angel. The cover, showing the Human Torch, is by science fiction pulp illustrator Frank R. Paul. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $135,000. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.5, 4 higher.

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91127 Marvel Mystery Comics #2 Billy Wright pedigree (Timely, 1939) CGC VG+ 4.5 Off-white to white pages. Ranked among the 25 most valuable Golden Age books by Overstreet. This was the first issue with “Mystery” in the title, #1 being simply called Marvel Comics. Like many of the early covers, this one featured the original Angel. Claire Moe is the cover artist. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $6,400. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 4.5, 6 higher.

91128 Marvel Mystery Comics #3 Billy Wright pedigree (Timely, 1940) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white to white pages. This issue’s tough to find even in a “mid” grade like 6.0, and the copy offered here has strong eye appeal for the grade. As with other comics in this collection, the absence of any sort of cover writing or marking is a major plus. Alex Schomburg cover featuring the Angel. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $5,700. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.0, 3 higher.

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91129 Marvel Mystery Comics #4 Billy Wright pedigree (Timely, 1940) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. A glance at the CGC census report speaks volumes about how tough this book is in high grade. The copy offered here is the sole highest-graded, and one of just three copies graded above 5.5 to date (the others being the 9.0 “Nicolas Cage” copy and a 7.5). The Guide value of the book has gone up almost 50% in just the last few years, owing to both the scarcity in high grade and the book’s significance. It’s the first time the Sub-Mariner appeared on a cover for one. It’s also just the second time a swastika appeared on the cover of a comic book. Alex Schomburg’s cover art for these earliest Timelys displayed a different style than his later work, and this superb copy certainly lets you enjoy his efforts to the fullest. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $33,000. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.2, none higher.
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91130 Marvel Mystery Comics #5 Billy Wright pedigree (Timely, 1940) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. We’re proud to offer the highestgraded copy of this early Timely. Both Gerber and Overstreet call the issue “scarce,” and we consider it the toughest issue of Marvel Mystery to find. Of course, finding it in high grade is an even taller order. The only copy we’ve seen that comes close is the Lamont Larson copy (8.0), of course the Billy Wright copy has the obvious advantage of no writing on the cover. This is currently #32 on Overstreet’s list of the top Golden Age books. It’s just the second time the Human Torch appeared on a cover, and note that his look here is a lot closer to the way he’s usually portrayed than the way he looked on the cover of Marvel Comics #1. The cover art by Alex Schomburg is a classic. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $20,000; VF/NM 9.0 value = $38,500. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, none higher.

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91132 Marvel Mystery Comics #7 Billy Wright pedigree (Timely, 1940) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. Alex Schomburg cover art featuring the Human Torch. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $7,180. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 8.0, 5 higher.

91131 Marvel Mystery Comics #6 Billy Wright pedigree (Timely, 1940) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. This mind-boggler should impress you even if the previous five have somehow failed to — a 9.2 copy of a book that’s eagerly scooped up no matter what the grade! The cover by Alex Schomburg stars the ever-dashing Angel, who was featured on some of the early covers before giving way to bigger stars. The cover concept of saving someone from hooded menaces in an underground lair would be re-used many times by Timely but this was one of the earliest of such scenes. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $18,000. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.2, none higher.

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91133 Marvel Mystery Comics #9 Billy Wright pedigree (Timely, 1940) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. One of Overstreet’s Top 20 Golden Age books, this key is prized not only for its scarcity but also because of the significance of the Human Torch versus Sub-Mariner battle shown on the cover. This battle was the first time in comics that two super heroes appeared together in one story (the adventure spilled over into issues #8 and 10). The battle between the two heroes has been reprised, reprinted, and paid homage to many times in the ensuing decades. The cover art is credited to Bill Everett and Alex Schomburg. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $32,000. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.5, 2 higher.

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91134 Marvel Mystery Comics #10 Billy Wright pedigree (Timely, 1940) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. In recent years this book has elbowed its way onto Overstreet’s Top 100 Golden Age books list, and this Near Mint copy should get plenty of attention. This issue had the conclusion of the single biggest event of the Timely years, the first Human Torch/Sub-Mariner battle that raged through 22 pages of issue #9. Alex Schomburg is the cover artist. Other familiar characters are Ka-Zar and the Angel, and note that this book had the first appearance of Timely regular Terry Vance. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $25,000. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.4, none higher.

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91135 Marvel Mystery Comics #11 Billy Wright pedigree (Timely, 1940) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white pages. Alex Schomburg cover featuring the Human Torch. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $1,269; VF 8.0 value = $3,000. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.5, 9 higher.

91136 Marvel Mystery Comics #12 Billy Wright pedigree (Timely, 1940) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white pages. “Classic [Jack] Kirby cover” says Overstreet, and perhaps this one doesn’t get enough recognition. This was the fifth and last Angel cover of the series. All that attention tells us that perhaps the publisher envisioned the Angel as the breakout star, and perhaps if Kirby had drawn his stories he would have been. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $1,377; VF 8.0 value = $3,350. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 6.5, 13 higher. 91139 Marvel Mystery Comics #20 Billy Wright pedigree (Timely, 1941) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. Seldom has this issue been seen in high grade, and looking at this copy tells you what the Golden Age is all about! Alex Schomburg cover featuring the Sub-Mariner. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $3,782; NM- 9.2 value = $5,400. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.0, none higher.

91137 Marvel Mystery Comics #18 Billy Wright pedigree (Timely, 1941) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. Alex Schomburg cover. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $2,121; VF/NM 9.0 value = $3,711. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.5, 2 higher.

91138 Marvel Mystery Comics #19 Billy Wright pedigree (Timely, 1941) CGC NM- 9.2 Cream to off-white pages. What a pleasure it is to see a true highgrade copy of this book! The cover colors are outstanding, and as with so many Billy Wright books, there is no written code or marking on the cover to mar your enjoyment. Alex Schomburg cover art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $5,400. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.2, 1 higher.

91140 Marvel Mystery Comics #21 Billy Wright pedigree (Timely, 1941) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. A beautiful copy — any doubters of the legitimacy of the grade are encouraged to come out to our lot-viewing day. Trust us, you’ll find little to nit-pick! The creative mind of Alex Schomburg gave the Human Torch and Toro a tough challenge in the form of an unbelievable Nazi fortress! This issue is also unusual in that the back cover is a full page pin-up of the Sub-Mariner. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $5,300. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.2, none higher.

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91141 Marvel Mystery Comics #22 Billy Wright pedigree (Timely, 1941) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. Alex Schomburg cover featuring the Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $2,040; VF/NM 9.0 value = $3,570. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, 4 higher.

91143 Mystic Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Timely, 1940) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. Yet another of Overstreet’s Top 100 Golden Age books to be included in this collection! This was just the third series Timely introduced, close on the heels of Marvel Mystery and Daring Mystery. Alex Schomburg bondage cover. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $10,700; VF/NM 9.0 value = $19,350. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, 3 higher.

91142 Marvel Mystery Comics #40 Billy Wright pedigree (Timely, 1943) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. We’ve never seen a copy of this book with such bold cover colors — what a showcase for the classic cover art of Alex Schomburg! If you judged this book on the front cover alone it would be a 9.4, and note that this copy has no writing or marking on the cover of any kind. We seem to recall one ace Timely collector calling this the best cover ever produced by that publisher. It’s tough to argue with that giving the striking zeppelin attack scene. Our bidders in Iceland (and Heritage actually has quite a few) might be interested to note that that fair nation is being defended by the Human Torch here. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $3,505; NM- 9.2 value = $5,000. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.0, none higher.

91144 Mystic Comics #5 Billy Wright pedigree (Timely, 1941) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. Alex Schomburg is the cover artist. Timely was still trying out new heroes all the time, and this issue has the first appearances of three: the Black Marvel, the Terror, and the Blazing Skull. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $2,600. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.0, 4 higher.

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91145 Red Raven Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Timely, 1940) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. For all those who weren’t able to get the 9.0 Mile High copy offered in our last auction (and that’s a lot of people, given the stiff price) will get a second chance at a pedigree copy in the same grade here. Only the Denver copy has been graded higher as of this writing. This issue features the first signed work of “the king of the comics,” Jack Kirby. That plus a reputation for being hard to find in high grade have propelled this issue onto Overstreet’s top 100 Golden Age books list. A unique book that never ceases to fascinate! Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $16,700; NM- 9.2 value = $24,000. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.0, 1 higher.

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91146 Sub-Mariner Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Timely, 1941) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. One of Overstreet’s Top 100 Golden Age books, this one featured the character who came to prominence in the pages of Marvel Mystery. This title’s run had some very strong covers, with Alex Schomburg’s effort here getting the run off to a great start. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $23,000; VF/NM 9.0 value = $44,000. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.5, 3 higher.

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91148 Amazing Adventure Funnies #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Centaur, 1940) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. William Rowland cover. Fantom of the Fair and Skyrocket Steele stories. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,114; VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,907. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.5, 1 higher.

91147 USA Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Timely, 1941) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. It’s the highest-graded copy of one of Overstreet’s top 100 comic books! While we’ve offered copies close to this grade before, they’ve all had some sort of cover marking, and we love the fact that this copy has none. The book has the first appearance of the Whizzer, and while the other characters debuting here aren’t memorable, the creators certainly are: Simon and Kirby drew the cover as well as one interior page, and Basil Wolverton drew the Rockman story. By the way: according to the late Joe Simon, Timely publisher Martin Goodman had some misgivings about the title of this series, fearing objection on the part of the government. His lawyer convinced him that Timely would be in the clear if they took out the periods in U.S.A. Thus, this is the only cover on which the periods appear, with stars used thereafter. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $20,000. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.2, none higher.

91149 Amazing-Man Comics #5 Billy Wright pedigree (Centaur, 1939) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. By far the most valuable Centaur comic, this is on Overstreet’s top 100 Golden Age books list. The outlandish cover is just part of the appeal. The number 5 notwithstanding, this was the first issue of the series, making Amazing-Man just the second superhero to headline his own title — only Superman did so before him. Even Batman was still just the lead feature in Detective, half a year before Batman #1. Also note that Amazing-Man, a Bill Everett creation, hit stands a month before Marvel Comics #1, featuring Everett’s Sub-Mariner. Overstreet and Gerber both call this book “rare.” Cover art by Everett. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $11,600. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.5, 2 higher.

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91150 AmazingMan Comics #7 Billy Wright pedigree (Centaur, 1939) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white to white pages. The only copy graded above 5.0 by CGC to date. Bill Everett cover. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,651. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.5, none higher. 91153 Amazing Mystery Funnies V2#6 Billy Wright pedigree (Centaur, 1939) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. This is the first copy that Heritage has ever offered. Like some other Centaurs in this section, this is a Bill Everett shop production that pre-dates Marvel Comics #1, with Everett himself credited with the cover art (featuring Air-Sub DX). Everett’s Skyrocket Steele, the Buck Rogers-like star of the early run of the book, ended his run here to make room for the next issue’s Fantom of the Fair. Bidders take note: “High-grade Centaur” is not a phrase used often! Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $538; VF/NM 9.0 value = $919. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.5, 1 higher.

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91151 Amazing Mystery Funnies V1#2 Billy Wright pedigree (Centaur, 1938) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. Just the third copy that has ever crossed our path, this one is tied with the Mile High copy at the top of CGC’s census. Like V1#1 this has a Bill Everett cover, but this one has interior art by him as well, his first interior work in comics. Will Eisner was also a contributor. Also note the quaint cover blurb that tells us that Skyrocket Steele appears “In Complete Pictures.” Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $600; VF 8.0 value = $1,280. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 7.0, none higher.

91155 Amazing Mystery Funnies #19 Billy Wright pedigree (Centaur, 1940) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. It’s been nine years since we last offered a copy of this one. The Fantom of the Fair and Speed Centaur are the best-known characters in the book, though this issue had the only cover appearance of Tippy Taylor, drawn by Grieg Chapian. Also, note that Basil Wolverton was a contributor. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $621. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.0, 1 higher.

91156 Arrow #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Centaur, 1940) CGC VF 8.0 White pages. The only copy graded above 7.0. The Arrow graduated from Funny Pages to his own book at a time when not many characters had done that! Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $2,240. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.0, none higher.

91152 Amazing Mystery Funnies V2#5 Billy Wright pedigree (Centaur, 1939) CGC VF- 7.5 White pages. If this classic cover by Bill Everett doesn’t look familiar it’s because this is a very tough book to find. Heritage last offered a copy nine years ago (and it was a beater at that), and only the Mile High copy has been graded higher. The longer we look at this cover, the more inclined we are to rank it among the best Everett ever did. And if the imagery reminds you of Everett’s Sub-Mariner art, you’re not wrong... except that this issue preceded the entire Timely line by several months. While coming across this issue in 7.5 is quite a find, we actually wonder why it didn’t grade out even higher than that, and we encourage you to take a close look at the book. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,197. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.5, 1 higher.

91154 Amazing Mystery Funnies V2#9 Billy Wright pedigree (Centaur, 1939) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. The Fantom of the Fair! What more brilliant concept was there in 1939 than a hero who stalks the New York World’s Fair and has his secret hideout underneath it? This is the character’s second cover appearance and the first to clearly show the Fair setting on the cover. Paul Gustavson is the cover artist. This is the only copy graded above 7.5 by CGC to date, and the black block on the cover looks superb, as does the absence of any sort of cover marking. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $919; NM- 9.2 value = $1,300. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.0, none higher.

91157 Cowboy Comics #13 Billy Wright pedigree (Centaur, 1938) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white to white pages. There are just two issues of Cowboy Comics, and incredibly, we had never offered either of them before today, nor had CGC certified a single copy of either! So we certainly see why Overstreet calls #13 “rare” and Gerber gave it a scarcity rating of “8.” This was a single-theme comic back when very few such comics were published. The release date is just one month after Action #1, a time when Centaur was publishing more titles than DC was. The reason for the #13 is that Cowboy was an entitling of Star Ranger, and with #15, the title was changed again to Star Ranger Funnies. Also note this issue’s neat-o Centaur logo which the publisher did not use very often. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $270; FN 6.0 value = $405. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 5.0, none higher.

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91158 Fantoman #2 Billy Wright pedigree (Centaur, 1940) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. The first unrestored copy we have ever offered, and one of two that CGC has certified. Any Centaur is a tough find in this grade! This is actually the first issue of the title, with numbering continued from Amazing Adventure Funnies #1 (offered in this same auction). Fantoman is the onetime Fantom of the Fair, the name change being dictated by the New York World’s Fair coming to an end. Also featured in the issue was the Ermine... no, not a wealthy woman’s coat come to life, but a heroic woodsman type. Alas, this was his only appearance. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $704; VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,202. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, 1 higher.

91160 Keen Detective Funnies V2#2 Billy Wright pedigree (Centaur, 1939) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. The only copy graded above 3.5 by CGC to date. The only unrestored copy we have ever offered. A Gerber “8” (one of just two issues of the series to receive that scarcity rating). Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $493; VF/NM 9.0 value = $847. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, none higher.

91162 Keen Detective Funnies #10 Billy Wright pedigree (Centaur, 1938) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. The first copy we have ever offered or CGC has ever graded! Since this series had more than one #10, let us stress that this is the third issue of the series, dated October 1938. The scarcity aside, how often do you find any Centaur graded 8.5? Maurice Gutwirth cover art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $538; VF/NM 9.0 value = $919. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, none higher.

91159 Funny Picture Stories #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Comics Magazine, 1936) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white to white pages. Named one of the “50 Rarest Golden Age Comics” by Comic Book Marketplace. Just the second copy Heritage has ever offered. The Clock was the very first masked comic book hero. He became a regular feature in this title starting with this issue just after making his first appearance in Funny Pages that same month. (By the way, for a detailed explanation of how Comics Magazine related to Centaur, see pg. 323 of Gerber’s Photo Journal Vol. 1.) Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $1,098. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.0, 2 higher.

91163 Masked Marvel #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Centaur, 1940) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. This Keen Detective Comics character got a solo book here. The cover is by artist Sam Gilman, whose comic-book career was brief but who went on to a long stint as a character actor in Hollywood. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,838; NM- 9.2 value = $2,600. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.0, 2 higher.

91161 Keen Detective Funnies V2#7 Billy Wright pedigree (Centaur, 1939) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. This is the only copy graded above 6.5 by CGC to date! This is a scarce book according to Overstreet and Gerber. This early issue was on the stands at the same time as Adventure #40, and also like that book, was a major turning point for its series. It’s the first appearance of the Masked Marvel. Ben Thompson cover art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $4,000. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

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91164 Blue Beetle #2 Billy Wright pedigree (Fox Features Syndicate, 1940) CGC VF 8.0 Offwhite to white pages. Lou Fine cover. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,075. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.0, none higher.

91165 Blue Beetle #3 (Fox Features Syndicate, 1940) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. The only copy graded above 8.0 to date. This is one of our favorite Joe Simon solo covers! Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,344; NM- 9.2 value = $1,900. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.0, none higher.

91167 Fantastic Comics #3 Billy Wright pedigree (Fox, 1940) CGC FN- 5.5 White pages. You’ll see this classic Lou Fine robot cover reproduced in books quite often, but try finding a copy of the actual comic book! We’ve only offered three previous copies in ten years, two of which were Poor. Note also that the only higher-graded copy is just one notch above this one at 6.0. This cover is considered one of Fine’s very best, and back when Comic Book Marketplace asked ace collectors for their favorite comic book covers, Fantastic #3 garnered a couple of mentions. Steve Carey noted “The image... is simply unforgettable.” Jon Signorelli noted, “Fine [was] unencumbered by a collaborating artist; the detail is amazing, the robots simply pulp classics!” We could scarcely hype the cover more but it could scarcely deserve it more — look at it again, you’ll notice something you didn’t see the first time! As an aside, the backup feature Stardust the SuperWizard was drawn (under a pseudonym) by cult-favorite artist Fletcher Hanks. Mike Benton notes that “[Hanks] gave his hero unlimited powers and unbelievable anatomy.” Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $4,500. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 5.5, 1 higher.

91166 Fantastic Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Fox, 1939) CGC FN+ 6.5 White pages. Cover art by the great Lou Fine has put the early run of this series on a lot of wantlists. Samson made his first appearance in the issue. For that matter so did a certain Stardust... if that rings a bell, it’s because the feature’s artist “Henry Fletcher” is the notorious Fletcher Hanks, who has become collectible of late. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $1,491; VF 8.0 value = $3,628. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.5, 4 higher.

91168 The Flame #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Fox, 1940) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. Blazing out of the pages of Wonderworld Comics, the Flame got his own book here, something only Superman, the Blue Beetle, and Batman had achieved to that point. Lou Fine interior art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $2,040. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.0, 2 higher.

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91169 Green Mask #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Fox Features Syndicate, 1940) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. After appearing in Mystery Men (see elsewhere in this section) for about a year the character got his own series at a time when even luminaries like the Human Torch and Captain Marvel hadn’t received that honor. Lou Fine cover. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $1,011; VF 8.0 value = $2,359. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.0, 5 higher.

91171 Mystery Men Comics #3 Billy Wright pedigree (Fox, 1939) CGC VF- 7.5 Offwhite to white pages. A highly prized issue thanks to the Lou Fine cover. The Green Mask is the coverboy, while the Blue Beetle makes one of his earliest appearances inside. It’s an early superhero comic, period, on the stands at the same time as Marvel Comics #1. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $3,234. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 7.5, 2 higher.

91173 Weird Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Fox Features Syndicate, 1940) CGC FN/ VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. We’ve only offered this one a handful of times in collectible condition. This is a superhero comic despite appearances, and a fairly early one, pre-dating the first appearances of Green Lantern and Captain America. It was also the first comic to have the word weird in the title, which is significant because that word would later be considered a big sales booster. George Tuska bondage cover. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $1,458; VF 8.0 value = $3,550. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.0, 2 higher.

91170 Mystery Men Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Fox, 1939) CGC VG 4.0 Off-white to white pages. We think you’ll like the front cover eye appeal of this one. The first appearance of the Blue Beetle just missed being one of Overstreet’s Top 100 Golden Age books. Now for the confusing part: the blue-masked character on the cover is not the Blue Beetle but the Green Mask, who starred on most of the early covers and later had his own series. You can take issue with the coloring but not with the drawing — this bondage cover is by the great Lou Fine! The Blue Beetle turned out to have plenty of longevity, outlasting more than one of his publishers in fact. A version of him stars in DC comics in the present day. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $2,000. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 4.0, 6 higher.

91172 Science Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Fox, 1940) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. The only copy graded above 7.0 by CGC to date. As such, this could be as exciting to the Fox fan as some of the Timelys and DCs in the collection are to those firms’ adherents! The cover art rather than the characters is the most notable aspect of this one. “Sex and sadism and a superhero, rendered by the redoubtable Lou Fine,” was how Comic Book Marketplace characterized the cover. We will note that the cover character, called Electro here, became Dynamo starting with the next issue, perhaps owing to the Electro who’s in Marvel Mystery #4 (a book included in this same collection, by the way) which appeared the same month. In case you’re wondering, the slight coloring error on the S in Comics appears on every copy of this issue. Bondage and hypodermic needle cover by Fine. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $3,154. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.0, none higher.

91174 Wonderworld Comics #4 Billy Wright pedigree (Fox, 1939) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Offwhite to white pages. A superbly rendered Lou Fine cover that more collectors would number among their favorites if they had only seen it! This is just the fifth different copy we’ve offered in ten years. If you’ve never seen the issue in person, we should note that what might appear to be blotching or staining around the orange starburst is actually an unusual cloud effect in the cover art. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $993; VF 8.0 value = $2,317. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.0, 1 higher.

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91175 Hit Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Quality, 1940) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white to white pages. Lou Fine cover featuring the Red Bee. This book has actually been changing hands a bit under Guide lately, which makes for a great buying opportunity given the Fine art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $5,920. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.5, 2 higher.

91176 Hit Comics #2 Billy Wright pedigree (Quality, 1940) CGC FN+ 6.5 Offwhite to white pages. This is just the third different copy of this book we’ve ever offered! And CGC has certified just four copies, unusual for a book in this value range. Demand is certainly there, thanks to the cover artistry of Lou Fine. Note how the logo is integrated into the cover action, unusual for a comic this early. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $870; VF 8.0 value = $1,856. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.5, 1 higher.

91178 Hit Comics #4 Billy Wright pedigree (Quality, 1940) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. The only copy graded above 5.5 to date! Lou Fine’s spectacular cover combines his usual detailed linework with a vertigo-inducing effect. Very seldom will you see the first six issues of this series offered together as they are here. All have Fine covers, and note that each of the first five showcases a different character. Here, it’s Neon the Unknown. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $3,700. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

91179 Hit Comics #5 Billy Wright pedigree (Quality, 1940) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. The classic Lou Fine cover is enough to make this a desirable lot, but we should note that this book seldom comes up for sale in any grade — this is just the fourth copy we’ve offered in ten years. Given the book’s black cover, it’s no sure thing that higher-graded copies will ever surface. This underwater cover is ranked by many among Fine’s very best, and you can see why. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $5,132. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.0, none higher.

91177 Hit Comics #3 Billy Wright pedigree (Quality, 1940) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. Not just the highest-graded copy, this is the only one graded above 6.5 and one of just three graded above 3.0! The solid red cover background is just too prone to showing color breaks, and note that the back cover has the same background! The page quality of this copy is ideal as well. Lou Fine drew the cover featuring Hercules. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,759; VF/NM 9.0 value = $3,030. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, none higher.

91180 Hit Comics #6 Billy Wright pedigree (Quality, 1940) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. Just the fifth copy we’ve ever offered, and the best of the bunch! Lou Fine cover art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,280; VF/NM 9.0 value = $2,190. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, 1 higher.

91181 Hit Comics #11 Billy Wright pedigree (Quality, 1941) CGC VF- 7.5 White pages. A Lou Fine cover (classic according to Overstreet) that we’ve only offered a handful of times in our ten years of comic auctions. Good gosh, do those polar bears look mean! That’s Hercules going shirtless in the snow to defeat them. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,446. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.5, 2 higher.

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91184 Military Comics #3 Billy Wright pedigree (Quality, 1941) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Only the Mile High copy has been graded higher. This early Blackhawk story has the origin and first appearance of Chop-Chop. Chuck Cuidera cover. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $2,400. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, 1 higher.

91186 National Comics #2 Billy Wright pedigree (Quality, 1940) CGC VF- 7.5 White pages. CGC has only graded three copies of this issue, and this is just the third different copy we’ve ever sold. Lou Fine Uncle Sam cover. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,568. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.5, 1 higher.

91182 Military Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Quality, 1941) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. It’s the origin and first appearance of Blackhawk, and this is one of the best copies you’ll ever see — in fact, only the Mile High and Rockford copies have been graded higher to date. Just 12 bluelabel copies have been certified by CGC to date, unusual for such a high-value issue. Will Eisner cover art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $4,146; VF/NM 9.0 value = $7,323. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.5, 2 higher.

91185 National Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Quality, 1940) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white pages. Only the Denver (8.0) and Mile High (7.5) copies have been graded higher, and CGC has certified just nine unrestored copies in total. Overstreet called the cover art “Lou Fine at his very best,” and the featured character, Uncle Sam, made his first appearance here. While Sam is obviously James Montgomery Flagg’s “I Want You” poster come to life, Steranko’s History of Comics noted that his costume matches that of Frank Godwin’s cover illustration for the January 19, 1935 Liberty Magazine. When in this debut story, young Buddy asks the hero whose Uncle he is, he replies, “Everyone’s Uncle — every American boy is my nephew!” Uncle Sam was one of the first patriotic superheroes to come along — only the Shield precedes him, and Captain America wouldn’t hit newsstands for another eight months. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $1,623; VF 8.0 value = $3,950. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.0, 2 higher.

91187 National Comics #3 Billy Wright pedigree (Quality, 1940) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. We hope the amazing eye appeal of this copy comes across on the scan. The colors look fantastic, and there’s no marking of any kind on the book. This is one of only two copies graded above 6.5 by CGC to date. Lou Fine Uncle Sam cover. Also, check our online listing to see the slam-bang back cover (just as pretty as the front) plugging the debut of the Ray in Smash Comics #14, a book also available in this Billy Wright catalog. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,044; VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,735. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, 1 higher.

91183 Military Comics #2 Billy Wright pedigree (Quality, 1941) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. New uniform with yellow circle and hawk’s head for Blackhawk. Artists include Will Eisner, Bob Powell, Jack Cole, and Fred Guardineer. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,907; NM- 9.2 value = $2,700. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 9.0, none higher.

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91188 National Comics #4 Billy Wright pedigree (Quality, 1940) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. The great Lou Fine drew this cover featuring Uncle Sam. Only the Mile High copy has been graded higher than this one. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $2,100. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, 1 higher.

91193 Smash Comics #22 Billy Wright pedigree (Quality, 1941) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. This is the only copy graded above 8.0 by CGC to date! Bozo the robot is the cover feature, and making his first appearance is the Jester, a cop who dons a jester outfit to fight crime. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,350. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.2, none higher.

91189 National Comics #5 Billy Wright pedigree (Quality, 1940) CGC VF 8.0 White pages. First Quicksilver. Origin of Uncle Sam. Bondage and skull cover by Lou Fine. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $992. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.0, 2 higher.

91191 Police Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Quality, 1941) CGC VF 8.0 White pages. The Mile High and Windy City copies are the only ones graded higher to date. And while some minor issues at the corners of the book kept this one out of NM territory, the eye appeal of this book is very strong. We think this book is a bit underrated lately, considering it has the origin and first appearance of Plastic Man, one of the great Golden Age characters. It’s also got the first appearance of Phantom Lady, an awfully collectible character in her own right! Firebrand is the main cover feature, drawn by Gill Fox. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $5,920. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.0, 2 higher.

91194 Smash Comics #24 Billy Wright pedigree (Quality, 1941) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. The only copy graded above 7.0 by CGC to date. Just the third different copy we’ve ever offered. Bozo the Robot cover. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,035. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.

91190 National Comics #11 Billy Wright pedigree (Quality, 1941) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. Lou Fine cover featuring Uncle Sam. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $826; VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,413. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.5, 1 higher.

91192 Smash Comics #14 Billy Wright pedigree (Quality, 1940) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. One of just three copies graded above 6.0 by CGC to date. First appearance of the Ray. Gill Fox cover. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $2,010; VF/ NM 9.0 value = $3,505. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, 1 higher.

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91195 Smash Comics #25 Billy Wright pedigree (Quality, 1941) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Origin and first appearance of Wildfire. Also features appearances by Bozo the Robot, The Jester, and The Ray. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,165. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.4, none higher.

91197 America’s Greatest Comics #6 Billy Wright pedigree (Fawcett, 1943) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. Square bound books are traditionally tough to find in high grade. Note that the Crowley Copy that ranks above this on the census (9.4) has a large stamp on the cover, while this has no cover markings. If you picked up Batman #15 to see that hero working a machine gun, you should add this Captain Marvel outing to your collection! C. C. Beck cover art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,035. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.2, 1 higher.

91200 Catman Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Holyoke, 1941) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. Charles Quinlan cover and art. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $1,233; VF 8.0 value = $2,877. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 7.0, 7 higher.

91198 Blue Bolt #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Novelty Press, 1940) CGC VF- 7.5 White pages. Cover art by the late Joe Simon. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $2,240. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.5, 5 higher. 91196 Uncle Sam Quarterly #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Quality, 1941) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. Lou Fine and Will Eisner cover. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $2,639; VF/NM 9.0 value = $4,620. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 8.5, 1 higher.

91201 Crash Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Tem Publishing Co., 1940) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. Once thought to be the first-ever Simon and Kirby team-up, this issue’s “Solar Legion” story is now generally credited to Jack Kirby alone (he was still using the pseudonym “Jack Curtiss” here). But this issue retains the distinction of being the first comic book published by Holyoke (still called “Tem Publishing” here after owner Frank Temerson). Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $2,282; VF/NM 9.0 value = $3,991. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.5, none higher.

91199 Captain Battle Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (New Friday, 1941) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. Hooded cultists cover. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,586; NM- 9.2 value = $2,250. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.0, 2 higher.

91202 Cyclone Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Bilbara, 1940) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Any June 1940 comic is going to be a tough find in strict 9.4! This series ran for five issues and was the only one to appear under the Bilbara name. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,400. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, 2 higher.

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91203 Daredevil Comics #1 Daredevil Battles Hitler - Billy Wright pedigree (Lev Gleason, 1941) CGC NM 9.4. Off-White to White pages. One of the most memorable covers of the Golden Age in anyone’s book. It was Bob Wood and Charles Biro who retouched Hitler’s face into a silly expression. The book was both a superhero and supervillain team-up: Silver Streak and Daredevil joined forces, while the brownshirted fellow mentioned in the title had the Claw on his side. A bit overshadowed is the fact that Daredevil from Silver Streak Comics got his own book here (called Daredevil Comics from #2 on). Heroes breaking out into their own series seemed to catch Billy Wright’s attention — by our count, 12 of the first 23 such comics are represented in his collection. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $23,500. CGC census 1/12: 6 in 9.4, none higher.
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91204 Daredevil Comics #2 Billy Wright pedigree (Lev Gleason, 1941) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. This is the followup to Daredevil Battles Hitler which was officially #1 of this series. “At last the comic magazine that dared to do it” screams the blurb. We’re still not sure what “it” is, but we like the slogan. Charles Biro is the cover artist. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $2,317; VF/NM 9.0 value = $4,059. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, none higher.

91207 Future Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (David McKay Publications, 1940) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. The first origin of the Phantom in comics — yes, that Phantom — makes this a notable book. The Lone Ranger also appears, the science fiction cover notwithstanding. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,920. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.0, none higher.

91210 Jungle Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Fiction House, 1940) CGC VF 8.0 Offwhite to white pages. This long-running title was started off in grand fashion with the series’ only Lou Fine cover! This was the only jungle series on the stands at the time, but it would run into lots and lots of competition just a few years in the future. The issue’s got the origin and first appearance of Kaanga and Wambi the Jungle Boy, both of whom later headlined their own series. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $3,475. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.0, 3 higher.

91205 Doc Savage Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Street & Smith, 1940) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. The pulp VIP who reportedly inspired Superman finally got his own book in May of 1940. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $3,628. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.0, 3 higher.

91208 Green Hornet Comics #3 Billy Wright pedigree (Holyoke, 1941) CGC VF+ 8.5 Offwhite to white pages. Bert Whitman cover. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,030; VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,765. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, 2 higher.

91211 Nickel Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Fawcett, 1940) CGC FN+ 6.5 White pages. The first appearance of Bulletman, and the first appearance of an original concept: a comic with half the content, at half the price, appearing twice as often! Note that the full run of this title is offered in this catalog. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $1,113; VF 8.0 value = $2,600. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 6.5, 9 higher.

91206 Fight Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Fiction House, 1940) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white pages. Overstreet credits the cover art to Lou Fine. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $1,029; VF 8.0 value = $2,400. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 6.5, 5 higher.

91209 Jackpot Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (MLJ, 1941) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. This title brought together the most popular heroes from MLJ’s other books, namely Steel Sterling (from Zip Comics), Mr. Justice (Blue Ribbon Comics), the Black Hood (Top-Notch Comics), and Sergeant Boyle (Pep Comics). The cover art is by Charles Biro. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $978; VF 8.0 value = $2,282. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 7.0, 3 higher.

91212 Nickel Comics #2 Billy Wright pedigree (Fawcett, 1940) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. This one appeared a scant two weeks after #1. Bulletman’s second appearance was all in color for a ... nickel! Jack Binder cover art. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,287; NM- 9.2 value = $1,825. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.0, 1 higher.

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91213 Our Flag Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Ace, 1941) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. The Unknown Soldier led a host of patriotic characters in this short-lived title. Though one copy (the Mile High) has been graded higher, this is a tough book to find in high grade otherwise, owing to the black cover. By the way, note the Nazi zombie on the cover! Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $4,000. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.2, 1 higher.

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91214 Pep Comics #7 Billy Wright pedigree (MLJ, 1940) CGC NM- 9.2 Offwhite to white pages. CGC has certified just six unrestored copies of this issue, and only two in grades higher than 8.0. Half a year before Captain America came on the scene, the Shield was fighting for the USA, and as you can see Timely did not have a monopoly on these scenes of hooded cultists and girls in bondage. Longtime pro Irv Novick is the cover artist. Check out our online listing to see the back cover ad featuring the Dionne quintuplets! Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $2,000. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.2, none higher.

91216 Planet Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Fiction House, 1940) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white pages. A cover by greats Lou Fine and Will Eisner kicked off the best sci-fi series of the Golden Age. The most valuable Fiction House comic book, and one of Overstreet’s Top 100 Golden Age books. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $3,825; VF 8.0 value = $9,500. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 7.0, 9 higher.

91218 Shield-Wizard Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (MLJ, 1940) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. In the summer of 1940 taking a comic book character from an anthology title and giving him his own series was still a risky maneuver (DC and Fox were the only publishers who had yet attempted it) so MLJ hedged its bets slightly with this two-character showcase of the Shield (from Pep Comics) and the Wizard (from Top-Notch). Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $9,500. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.2, 1 higher.

91215 Pep Comics #8 Billy Wright pedigree (MLJ, 1940) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. The only copy graded above 8.5 by CGC to date. See America’s first patriotic hero, the Shield, taking on some ancient Egyptians... these guys play for Cheops! These scenes of a maiden threatened by a branding iron would not go unnoticed by would-be censors in years to come. Irv Novick is the cover artist. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $2,000. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.2, none higher.

91217 Planet Comics #3 Billy Wright pedigree (Fiction House, 1940) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. A fantastic Will Eisner cover leads off this wonderful issue. An early issue of Fiction House’s flagship science fiction comic series, which was a companion to the pulp title of the same name. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $2,121; VF/NM 9.0 value = $3,711. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.5, 2 higher.

91219 Silver Streak Comics #3 Billy Wright pedigree (Lev Gleason, 1940) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white to white pages. One of just three unrestored copies CGC has certified! “Silver Streak, Speed Ace” made his first appearance in this issue, drawn by Jack Cole. How is it that the title character first appeared in #3 of his own book? It’s because the series’ name tied into the neat metallic effect used on the early covers. This cover has the most silver of any of them, perhaps a reason why more copies haven’t survived in decent condition. The Buck Rogers-like Lance Hale is the cover character. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $993; VF 8.0 value = $2,317. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.5, 1 higher.

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91220 SlamBang Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Fawcett, 1940) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. One month after hitting newsstands with Whiz #1, Fawcett brought out this book which ties Master #1 as the publisher’s second title. There were no costumed mystery men in this series, which is perhaps why it only lasted seven issues, but all of the issues have neat action covers. Note that this copy is tied with the Mile High at the top of CGC’s census. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,363; VF/ NM 9.0 value = $2,332. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.5, none higher. 91221 Special Edition Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Fawcett, 1940) CGC FN/ VF 7.0 Off-white pages. This is the first book devoted entirely to Captain Marvel. C. C. Beck cover and interior art. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $2,352; VF 8.0 value = $5,723. CGC census 1/12: 6 in 7.0, 11 higher. 91222 Startling Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Better Publications, 1940) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. This was a superhero book before science fiction took over, and Captain Future was the cover star. Note that he predates almost all of the other “captains” in comics, and also pre-dates the likes of Green Lantern and Wonder Woman. Kin Platt cover art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,856; VF/NM 9.0 value = $3,178. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.5, 3 higher.

91225 Wings Comics #2 Billy Wright pedigree (Fiction House, 1940) CGC NM9.2 Off-white to white pages. Take a close look at the cover inset and note the very creepy skull and the unusual black and white effect! Gene Fawcette cover art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,550. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.2, none higher. 91226 Wings Comics #3 Billy Wright pedigree (Fiction House, 1940) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. We hadn’t seen this issue in a grade above VG/ FN before! Gene Fawcette cover. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,060. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.2, none higher. 91227 Zip Comics #2 Billy Wright pedigree (MLJ, 1940) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. This is the best copy we’ve ever offered of a book that’s interesting in a couple of respects. The March 1940 cover date puts it early in the superhero era (the Hour-Man debuted in Adventure #48 the same month. Also, while Steel Sterling was the first hero to be called “The Man of Steel,” his cover outing here does have similarities to Action #1. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,651; VF/NM 9.0 value = $2,826. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, 2 higher.

91223 Whiz Comics #3 (#2) Billy Wright pedigree (Fawcett, 1940) CGC FN/VF 7.0 White pages. Many don’t realize how difficult this issue is to find in high grade. The only higher-graded copy is just a 7.5! This is the second appearance of Captain Marvel, the runaway hit character who went on to outsell Superman. C. C. Beck cover and art. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $1,458; VF 8.0 value = $3,550. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.0, 1 higher.

91224 Wings Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Fiction House, 1940) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. Grey tone cover. First issue of a series that ran for 14 years. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,734; VF/NM 9.0 value = $2,967. CGC census 1/12: 7 in 8.5, 2 higher.

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93001 Action Comics #25 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC VG/FN 5.0 White pages. This presents very nicely for the grade, with a 1.75” spine split the only defect visible. Superman cover by Wayne Boring. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $846; FN 6.0 value = $1,269. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 5.0, 8 higher.

93002 Adventure Comics #45 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1939) CGC GD 2.0 Off-white to white pages. Fred Guardineer cover. Creig Flessel Sandman story. CGC notes, “Cover detached.” Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $354. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 2.0, 8 higher.

93003 Adventure Comics #49 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC FN- 5.5 Off-white to white pages. Second appearance of Hourman. Sheldon Moldoff cover. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $870. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 5.5, 8 higher.

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93004 Adventure Comics #50 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white to white pages. Bernard Baily cover. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $580; FN 6.0 value = $870. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 5.0, 5 higher.

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93005 Adventure Comics #56 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. Hour Man cover by Bernard Baily. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $774; VF 8.0 value = $1,651. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 7.0, 6 higher.

93008 Amazing Mystery Funnies V2#4 Billy Wright pedigree (Centaur, 1939) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white to white pages. First copy Heritage has ever offered. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $252; VF 8.0 value = $538. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.5, none higher.

93011 Big Shot Comics #3 Billy Wright pedigree (Columbia, 1940) CGC VF- 7.5 White pages. Ogden Whitney cover featuring Charlie Chan. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $518. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.5, 2 higher.

93014 Blue Beetle #4 Billy Wright pedigree (Fox Features Syndicate, 1940) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. The only copy graded above 7.5 by CGC to date. Overstreet 2011 VF/ NM 9.0 value = $902; NM- 9.2 value = $1,275. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.0, none higher.

93006 Amazing-Man Comics #6 Billy Wright pedigree (Centaur, 1939) CGC VG+ 4.5 Off-white to white pages. Second issue of the title. Bill Everett cover. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $686. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 4.5, 3 higher.

93009 Army and Navy Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Street & Smith, 1941) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. The best copy we’ve offered of what is an affordable book given the 5/41 cover date! Featuring the bizarre cover blurb, “Hitler and Private Rook shoot craps for the world — and an onion!” Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $321; VF/NM 9.0 value = $546. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, 2 higher.

93012 Big Shot Comics #5 Billy Wright pedigree (Columbia, 1940) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. Joe Palooka shark cover. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $900. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.2, none higher.

93015 Captain Marvel Adventures #20 Billy Wright pedigree (Fawcett, 1943) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. Believe it or not, this January 1943 issue is one of the most recent books in the collection! C. C. Beck cover. Overstreet 2011 VF/ NM 9.0 value = $777; NM- 9.2 value = $1,100. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.0, none higher.

93007 Amazing Mystery Funnies V1#1 Billy Wright pedigree (Centaur, 1938) CGC VG+ 4.5 Off-white pages. The first published comic book work of Bill Everett. Just the fourth copy we’ve ever offered. Everett cover. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $754. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 4.5, 4 higher.

93010 Big Shot Comics #2 Billy Wright pedigree (Columbia, 1940) CGC VF 8.0 White pages. Charlie Chan cover appearance. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $576. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.0, none higher.

93013 Big Shot Comics #6 Billy Wright pedigree (Columbia, 1940) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. The only copy graded above 7.0. Charlie Chan, Skyman, and Joe Palooka appearances. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $700. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.2, none higher.

93016 Crack Comics #12 Billy Wright pedigree (Quality, 1941) CGC VF- 7.5 White pages. One of three copies CGC has graded. Black Condor cover. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $514. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 7.5, none higher.

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93017 Crack Comics #14 Billy Wright pedigree (Quality, 1941) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. The only copy graded above 4.5 by CGC to date. Black Condor cover. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $514; VF/NM 9.0 value = $887. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, 1 higher.

93020 Exciting Comics #2 Billy Wright pedigree (Nedor, 1940) CGC VF- 7.5 Cream to off-white pages. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,114. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.5, 3 higher.

93023 Feature Books #4 Dick Tracy - Billy Wright pedigree (David McKay Publications, 1937) CGC FN- 5.5 Cream to offwhite pages. These were printed on low-quality paper, and “cream to off-white pages” might be the best page quality that exists for the book. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $405. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 5.5, 1 higher.

93026 Feature Comics #38 Billy Wright pedigree (Quality, 1940) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. One of just two copies graded above 4.5 to date! Doll Man cover. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $574; NM- 9.2 value = $825. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.0, 1 higher.

93018 Daring Mystery Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Timely, 1940) CGC FR/GD 1.5 Off-white to white pages. Bondage cover by Alex Schomburg. Third issue ever published by Timely (tied with Marvel Mystery #3). CGC notes, “5 pieces of tape on interior cover.” Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $1,950. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 1.5, 12 higher.

93021 Fantastic Comics #12 Billy Wright pedigree (Fox, 1940) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white to white pages. The only copy graded above 4.0 by CGC to date! Cover features Samson and his sidekick David. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $502. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.5, none higher.

93024 Feature Books #6 Dick Tracy - Billy Wright pedigree (David McKay Publications, 1937) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Cream to off-white pages. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $291; VF 8.0 value = $621. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.0, 1 higher.

93027 Feature Comics #44 Billy Wright pedigree (Quality, 1941) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. Just the fourth copy we’ve ever offered. Doll Man cover. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $334; VF/NM 9.0 value = $567. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, none higher.

93019 Exciting Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Nedor, 1940) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white to white pages. Early robot cover. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $1,260. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.0, 6 higher.

93022 Fantoman #3 Billy Wright pedigree (Centaur, 1940) CGC Qualified VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. For comparison’s sake, just three blue-label copies have been certified: two 6.5s and one 8.0. CGC notes, “Cover detached from top staple.” Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $936; NM- 9.2 value = $1,325.

93025 Feature Books #9 Dick Tracy - Billy Wright pedigree (David McKay Publications, 1938) CGC FN 6.0 Cream to off-white pages. Tracy’s fourth and last Feature Book. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $291. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.0, none higher.

93028 Fight Comics #3 Billy Wright pedigree (Fiction House, 1940) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. The going rate for this book seems a bargain given the striking Will Eisner cover art, and it’s an issue we’ve only offered a handful of times in 10 years. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $718. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.0, 1 higher.

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93029 Funny Pages V1#11 Billy Wright pedigree (Comics Magazine, 1937) CGC VG 4.0 White pages. Featuring the Clock (the first masked comic hero). Third copy we’ve ever offered. Baseball cover by J. A. Patterson. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $206. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 4.0, 3 higher.

93032 Funny Pages V2#11 Billy Wright pedigree (Centaur, 1938) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white to white pages. Second appearance of the Arrow. Football cover. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $387; VF 8.0 value = $826. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.5, 3 higher.

93035 Hyper Mystery Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Hyper Publications, 1940) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white to white pages. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $618; VF 8.0 value = $1,318. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 6.5, 5 higher.

93038 Keen Detective Funnies V2#10 Billy Wright pedigree (Centaur, 1939) CGC FN+ 6.5 Offwhite to white pages. Just the third different copy we have ever offered. Masked Marvel cover by Ben Thompson. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $246; VF 8.0 value = $528. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 6.5, 1 higher.

93030 Funny Pages V2#6 Billy Wright pedigree (Centaur, 1938) CGC FN+ 6.5 Cream to off-white pages. Tied for the honor of first Centaur comic book. Bob Wood cover art. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $285; VF 8.0 value = $603. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.5, 1 higher.

93033 Funny Picture Stories V2#10 Billy Wright pedigree (Centaur, 1938) CGC VF- 7.5 Offwhite pages. One of two copies CGC has certified. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $334. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.5, none higher.

93036 Keen Detective Funnies #9 Billy Wright pedigree (Centaur, 1938) CGC FN- 5.5 Off-white to white pages. Second issue of the series. Second copy Heritage has ever offered. Featuring the Clock (first masked comic hero). Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $276. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 5.5, none higher.

93039 Keen Detective Funnies #11 Billy Wright pedigree (Centaur, 1938) CGC FN- 5.5 Offwhite pages. First copy Heritage has ever offered. Martin Filchock cover art. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $252. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 5.5, none higher.

93031 Funny Pages V2#7 Billy Wright pedigree (Centaur, 1938) CGC VG+ 4.5 Off-white pages. One of two copies CGC has certified. Bob Wood cover. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $146. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 4.5, 1 higher.

93034 Heroic Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Eastern Color, 1940) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. Bill Everett cover. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $600; VF 8.0 value = $1,280. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 7.0, 3 higher.

93037 Keen Detective Funnies V2#9 Billy Wright pedigree (Centaur, 1939) CGC VF- 7.5 Offwhite to white pages. Masked Marvel cover by Ben Thompson. CGC hasn’t assigned a grade higher than 8.0 for the issue. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $528. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.5, 3 higher.

93040 Liberty Scouts Comics #2 (#1) Billy Wright pedigree (Centaur, 1941) CGC VF 8.0 Offwhite to white pages. Just the fourth copy we have ever offered. First appearance of Man of War who later had his own book. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $826. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.0, 1 higher.

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93041 Little Giant Detective Funnies #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Centaur, 1938) CGC VF 8.0 White pages. Only copy CGC has certified. A Gerber “8.” Second copy we have ever offered. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $742. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.0, none higher.

93044 More Fun Comics #24 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1937) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white pages. Vincent Sullivan cover. Dr. Occult story by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $828. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.0, 2 higher.

93047 More Fun Comics #33 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1938) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white pages. One of three copies graded above PR. Published one month after Action #1. Vin Sullivan cover. A Gerber “7”. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $750; VF 8.0 value = $1,375. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.5, 1 higher.

93050 Mystery Men Comics #6 Billy Wright pedigree (Fox, 1940) CGC VG- 3.5 Off-white to white pages. George Tuska cover. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $464. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 3.5, 7 higher.

93042 Little Giant Movie Funnies #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Centaur, 1938) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. A Gerber “8.” The only copy CGC has certified. Measures 6.75” x 4.5” and has 132 pages. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $348; VF 8.0 value = $742. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.0, 1 higher.

93045 More Fun Comics #25 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1937) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white pages. Football cover by Vin Sullivan. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $828; VF 8.0 value = $1,518. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 7.0, 1 higher.

93048 More Fun Comics #45 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1939) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white to white pages. This is just the third copy of the issue that Heritage has ever offered, and one of just two copies that CGC has certified. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $636; VF 8.0 value = $1,166. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.5, 1 higher.

93051 Mystic Comics #2 Billy Wright pedigree (Timely, 1940) CGC VG 4.0 Off-white to white pages. First copy we’ve offered in six years. Bondage cover by Alex Schomburg. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $1,028. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 4.0, 6 higher.

93043 More Fun Comics #13 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1936) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Cream to off-white pages. One of the first 100 comics ever published. From DC’s first-ever series, which began as New Fun Comics. Also known as V2#1. Overstreet doesn’t list values for grades above VF. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $850; FN 6.0 value = $1,275. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 5.0, 1 higher.

93046 More Fun Comics #31 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1938) CGC VG 4.0 Off-white pages. First unrestored copy we have ever offered. One of three unrestored copies CGC has certified. Published a month before Action #1 and contains an ad for that book. Creig Flessel cover with a Robinson Crusoe theme. CGC notes, “4 pieces of tape on interior cover.” Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $530. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 4.0, 2 higher.

93049 Mystery Men Comics #2 Billy Wright pedigree (Fox, 1939) CGC FN- 5.5 Off-white to white pages. Lou Fine cover art. Tied for the second robot cover in comics. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $1,029. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 5.5, 4 higher. 105237

93052 National Comics #6 Billy Wright pedigree (Quality, 1940) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. Lou Fine cover featuring Uncle Sam. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $826. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.0, 1 higher.

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93053 New Adventure Comics #18 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1937) CGC VG 4.0 Off-white pages. A Gerber “8.” Creig Flessel cover. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $720. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 4.0, 3 higher.

93056 New Adventure Comics #25 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1938) CGC VG- 3.5 Off-white pages. The first copy Heritage has ever offered. Creig Flessel cover. CGC notes, “Tape on entire spine of interior cover.” Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $540. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 3.5, 3 higher.

93059 Nickel Comics #6 Billy Wright pedigree (Fawcett, 1940) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. Bulletman cover by C. C. Beck. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $426. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.0, 4 higher.

93062 Pep Comics #2 Billy Wright pedigree (MLJ, 1940) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. Irv Novick cover. Second appearance of the Shield. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $813; VF 8.0 value = $1,734. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 7.0, none higher.

93054 New Adventure Comics #19 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1937) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white pages. Creig Flessel cover. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $1,080. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.0, 4 higher.

93057 Nickel Comics #4 Billy Wright pedigree (Fawcett, 1940) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. Underwater cover featuring Bulletman. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,050. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.2, 3 higher.

93060 Nickel Comics #7 Billy Wright pedigree (Fawcett, 1940) CGC VF 8.0 White pages. C. C. Beck Bulletman cover. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $426. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.0, 1 higher.

93063 Pep Comics #5 Billy Wright pedigree (MLJ, 1940) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white pages. One of three copies CGC has certified. Underwater cover by Irv Novick, featuring the Shield. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $483; VF 8.0 value = $1,030. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.5, 1 higher.

93055 New Adventure Comics #21 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1937) CGC GD 2.0 Off-white pages. Aka V2#9. Creig Flessel cover. CGC notes, “6 pieces of tape on interior cover.” Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $320. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 2.0, 3 higher.

93058 Nickel Comics #5 Billy Wright pedigree (Fawcett, 1940) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. Bondage cover featuring Bulletman, drawn by C. C. Beck. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $426. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.0, 2 higher.

93061 Nickel Comics #8 Billy Wright pedigree (Fawcett, 1940) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. Last issue of the title. World’s Fair cover by C. C. Beck. Both Overstreet and Gerber list this book as “scarce.” Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $565; VF/NM 9.0 value = $970. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.5, 2 higher.

93064 Prize Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Prize, 1940) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white to white pages. First comic by this publisher. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $831; VF 8.0 value = $1,759. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 6.5, 2 higher.

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93068 Science Comics #3 Billy Wright pedigree (Fox, 1940) CGC FN- 5.5 Off-white to white pages. Classic Dynamo cover by Lou Fine. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $570. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 5.5, 4 higher.

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93065 Prize Comics #2 Billy Wright pedigree (Prize, 1940) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white to white pages. Third copy we have ever offered. First appearance of the Black Owl. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $369. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 6.0, 1 higher.

93071 Silver Streak Comics #4 Billy Wright pedigree (Lev Gleason, 1940) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. Metallic silver logo. Just the fifth different copy we’ve ever sold. Jack Binder cover. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,075. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 7.5, 1 higher.

93074 Smash Comics #15 Billy Wright pedigree (Quality, 1940) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. Lou Fine and Bob Powell art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $787. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.0, 1 higher.

93066 Rex Dexter of Mars #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Fox Features Syndicate, 1940) CGC VF- 7.5 Cream to off-white pages. Only issue of the title. Dick Briefer cover and art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,280. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.5, 1 higher.

93069 Shadow Comics #2 Billy Wright pedigree (Street & Smith, 1940) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white to white pages. Painted cover. Doc Savage story. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $639; VF 8.0 value = $1,363. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.5, 3 higher.

93072 Skyman #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Columbia, 1941) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. Origin of Skyman. Ogden Whitney cover. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,378; NM- 9.2 value = $1,950. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.0, none higher.

93075 Smash Comics #16 Billy Wright pedigree (Quality, 1940) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. Gill Fox cover. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $787; VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,356. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, 1 higher.

93067 Rocket Comics #1 Billy Wright pedigree (Hillman Publications, 1940) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white to white pages. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $795; VF 8.0 value = $1,694. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 6.5, 3 higher.

93070 Silver Streak Comics #2 Billy Wright pedigree (Lev Gleason, 1940) CGC FN- 5.5 Offwhite pages. The Claw cover by Joe Simon. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $1,167. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 5.5, 4 higher.

93073 Smash Comics #3 Billy Wright pedigree (Quality, 1939) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white to white pages. Very early robot cover (10/39). Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $207; VF 8.0 value = $442. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 6.5, 1 higher.

93076 Smash Comics #23 Billy Wright pedigree (Quality, 1941) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. One of two copies graded above 6.5 by CGC. Gill Fox cover featuring the Ray. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,035. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.2, 1 higher.

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93077 Sparkler Comics (first series) #1 Jim Hardy - Billy Wright pedigree (United Features Syndicate, 1940) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. Only copy graded above 7.0. Reprints the Jim Hardy comic strip. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $2,450; NM9.2 value = $3,450. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.0, none higher.

93080 Speed Comics #13 Billy Wright pedigree (Harvey, 1941) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. First appearance of Captain Freedom and the Young Defenders. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $390; VF/NM 9.0 value = $670. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.5, none higher.

93083 Star Comics #11 Billy Wright pedigree (Centaur, 1938) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white to white pages. The only copy CGC has graded. A Gerber “9” issue (“very rare”) as well as a Gerber “white space.” The first published comic book art by Jack Cole. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $146; FN 6.0 value = $219. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 5.0, none higher.

93086 Star Ranger #5 Billy Wright pedigree (Harry “A” Chesler, 1937) CGC VG+ 4.5 Off-white to white pages. Fred Schwab 4th of July flag cover. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $168. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 4.5, 1 higher.

93078 Sparkler Comics (first series) #2 Billy Wright pedigree (United Features Syndicate, 1940) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Only copy CGC has certified. First high-grade copy we’ve ever seen. Reprinted the 1930s newspaper strip. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,135. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

93081 Star Comics V1#2 Billy Wright pedigree (Harry ‘A’ Chesler, 1937) CGC GD/VG 3.0 Off-white pages. The only copy CGC has certified. A Gerber “8.” Just the second copy we’ve ever offered. Great Dick Ryan cover and art! Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $103; VG 4.0 value = $206. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 3.0, none higher.

93084 Star Comics #12 Billy Wright pedigree (Centaur, 1938) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white to white pages. The only copy CGC has graded. Little Nemo appearance. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $174. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.0, none higher.

93087 Star Ranger #6 Billy Wright pedigree (Harry “A” Chesler, 1937) CGC FN 6.0 Offwhite to white pages. First copy we’ve ever offered and the only copy CGC has certified. Fred Schwab cover. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $252. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.0, none higher.

93079 Speed Comics #7 Billy Wright pedigree (Harvey, 1940) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. The only copy graded above 2.0 by CGC to date. Other than a coverless copy, this is the first copy Heritage has ever offered! Shock Gibson cover. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $315. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.0, none higher.

93082 Star Comics V1#6 Billy Wright pedigree (Harry ‘A’ Chesler, 1937) CGC GD/VG 3.0 Off-white to white pages. The only copy CGC has certified to date, and the first copy Heritage has ever offered. Have a look at our scan, you’ll be surprised by the eye appeal given the grade. Charles Biro cover art. CGC notes, “7 pieces of tape on interior cover.” Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $87; VG 4.0 value = $174. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 3.0, none higher.

93085 Star Ranger #4 Billy Wright pedigree (Harry “A” Chesler, 1937) CGC VG 4.0 Offwhite to white pages. First copy Heritage has ever offered. Only copy CGC has certified. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $168. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 4.0, none higher.

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93088 Star Ranger #7 Billy Wright pedigree (Harry “A” Chesler, 1937) CGC FN 6.0 Offwhite pages. The only copy CGC has certified to date. A Gerber “7.” Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $183. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.0, none higher.

93089 Star Ranger #12 Billy Wright pedigree (Centaur, 1938) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white pages. One of only two copies CGC has certified. Last issue. From Centaur’s third month of publishing. Jack Cole cover. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $198; VF 8.0 value = $419. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.0, none higher.

93090 Whiz Comics #4 Billy Wright pedigree (Fawcett, 1940) CGC Qualified VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. We’ve never offered a high-grade blue-label copy of this issue, so we think this one’s worth a look. Captain Marvel cover by C. C. Beck. CGC notes, “Coupon missing from last page, affects story. (1 piece of tape on last page.) Incomplete.” Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,950; VF/NM 9.0 value = $3,375.

93091 Zip Comics #3 Billy Wright pedigree (MLJ, 1940) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white to white pages. Just the third copy we’ve ever offered. One of three CGC has certified. Charles Biro robot cover featuring Steel Sterling. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $678; VF 8.0 value = $1,446. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.5, 1 higher.

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Terms and Conditions of Auction
Auctioneer and Auction: 1. This Auction is presented by Heritage Auctions, a d/b/a/ of Heritage Auctioneers & Galleries, Inc., or Heritage Auctions, Inc., or Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc., or Heritage Vintage Sports Auctions, Inc., or Currency Auctions of America, Inc., as identified with the applicable licensing information on the title page of the catalog or on the HA.com Internet site (the “Auctioneer”). The Auction is conducted under these Terms and Conditions of Auction and applicable state and local law. Announcements and corrections from the podium and those made through the Terms and Conditions of Auctions appearing on the Internet at HA.com supersede those in the printed catalog. Buyer’s Premium: 2. All bids are subject to a Buyer’s Premium which is in addition to the placed successful bid: • Fifteen percent (15%) on Arms & Armor, Currency, US Coin, and World & Ancient Coin Auctions lots; except that the World and Ancient Coin Auctions 3003 & 3018 shall have a Buyer’s Premium of 19.5%; • Nineteen and one-half percent (19.5%) on Americana & Political, Civil War & Militaria, Comic, Manuscript, Movie Poster, Space Exploration, Sports Collectibles, Texana, Wine, and Gallery Auction (sealed bid auctions of mostly bulk numismatic material) lots; • For all other categories not listed above, twenty-five percent (25%) on the first $50,000 (minimum $14), twenty percent (20%) of any amount between $50,000 and $1,000,000, and twelve percent (12%) of any amount over $1,000,000. Auction Venues: 3. The following Auctions are conducted solely on the Internet: Heritage Weekly Internet Auctions (Coin, Currency, Comics, Rare Books, Jewelry & Watches, Guitars & Musical Instruments, and Vintage Movie Posters); Heritage Monthly Internet Auctions (Sports, World Coins and Rare Wine). Signature® Auctions and Grand Format Auctions accept bids from the Internet, telephone, fax, or mail first, followed by a floor bidding session; HeritageLive! and real- time telephone bidding are available to registered clients during these auctions. Bidders: 4. Any person participating or registering for the Auction agrees to be bound by and accepts these Terms and Conditions of Auction (“Bidder(s)”). 5. All Bidders must meet Auctioneer’s qualifications to bid. Any Bidder who is not a client in good standing of the Auctioneer may be disqualified at Auctioneer’s sole option and will not be awarded lots. Such determination may be made by Auctioneer in its sole and unlimited discretion, at any time prior to, during, or even after the close of the Auction. Auctioneer reserves the right to exclude any person from the auction. 6. If an entity places a bid, then the person executing the bid on behalf of the entity agrees to personally guarantee payment for any successful bid. Credit: 7. In order to place bids, Bidders who have not established credit with the Auctioneer must either furnish satisfactory credit information (including two collectibles-related business references) or supply valid credit card information along with a social security number, well in advance of the Auction. Bids placed through our Interactive Internet program will only be accepted from preregistered Bidders. Bidders who are not members of HA.com or affiliates should preregister at least 48 hours before the start of the first session (exclusive of holidays or weekends) to allow adequate time to contact references. Credit will be granted at the discretion of Auctioneer. Additionally Bidders who have not previously established credit or who wish to bid in excess of their established credit history may be required to provide their social security number or the last four digits thereof so a credit check may be performed prior to Auctioneer’s acceptance of a bid. Check writing privileges and immediate delivery of merchandise may also be determined by pre-approval of credit based on a combination of criteria: HA.com history, related industry references, bank verification, a credit bureau report and/or a personal guarantee for a corporate or partnership entity in advance of the auction venue. Bidding Options: 8. Bids in Signature® Auctions or Grand Format Auctions may be placed as set forth in the printed catalog section entitled “Choose your bidding method.” For auctions held solely on the Internet, see the alternatives on HA.com. Review at HA.com/common/howtobid.php. 9. Presentment of Bids: Non-Internet bids (including but not limited to podium, fax, phone and mail bids) are treated similar to floor bids in that they must be on-increment or at a half increment (called a cut bid). Any podium, fax, phone, or mail bids that do not conform to a full or half increment will be rounded up or down to the nearest full or half increment and this revised amount will be considered your high bid. 10. Auctioneer’s Execution of Certain Bids. Auctioneer cannot be responsible for your errors in bidding, so carefully check that every bid is entered correctly. When identical mail or FAX bids are submitted, preference is given to the first received. To ensure the greatest accuracy, your written bids should be entered on the standard printed bid sheet and be received at Auctioneer’s place of business at least two business days before the Auction start. Auctioneer is not responsible for executing mail bids or FAX bids received on or after the day the first lot is sold, nor Internet bids submitted after the published closing time; nor is Auctioneer responsible for proper execution of bids submitted by telephone, mail, FAX, e-mail, Internet, or in person once the Auction begins. Bids placed electronically via the internet may not be withdrawn until your written request is received and acknowledged by Auctioneer (FAX: 214-443-8425); such requests must state the reason, and may constitute grounds for withdrawal of bidding privileges. Lots won by mail Bidders will not be delivered at the Auction unless prearranged. 11. Caveat as to Bid Increments. Bid increments (over the current bid level) determine the lowest amount you may bid on a particular lot. Bids greater than one increment over the current bid can be any whole dollar amount. It is possible under several circumstances for winning bids to be between increments, sometimes only $1 above the previous increment. Please see: “How can I lose by less than an increment?” on our website. Bids will be accepted in whole dollar amounts only. No “buy” or “unlimited” bids will be accepted. The following chart governs current bidding increments. Current Bid .....................Bid Increment Current Bid.......................Bid Increment <$10 .................................... $1 $20,000 - $29,999 .................$2,000 $10 - $29 ............................. $2 $30,000 - $49,999 .................$2,500 $30 - $49 ............................. $3 $50,000 - $99,999 .................$5,000 $50 - $99 ............................. $5 $100,000 - $199,999 .............$10,000 $100 - $199 ......................... $10 $200,000 - $299,999 .............$20,000 $200 - $299 ......................... $20 $300,000 - $499,999 .............$25,000 $300 - $499 ......................... $25 $500,000 - $999,999 .............$50,000 $500 - $999 ......................... $50 $1,000,000 - $1,999,999 .......$100,000 $1,000 - $1,999 ................... $100 $2,000,000 - $2,999,999 .......$200,000 $2,000 - $2,999 ................... $200 $3,000,000 - $4,999,999 .......$250,000 $3,000 - $4,999 ................... $250 $5,000,000 - $9,999,999 .......$500,000 $5,000 - $9,999 ................... $500 >$10,000,000 ........................$1,000,000 $10,000 - $19,999 ............... $1,000 12. If Auctioneer calls for a full increment, a bidder may request Auctioneer to accept a bid at half of the increment (“Cut Bid”) only once per lot. After offering a Cut Bid, bidders may continue to participate only at full increments. Off-increment bids may be accepted by the Auctioneer at Signature® Auctions and Grand Format Auctions. If the Auctioneer solicits bids other than the expected increment, these bids will not be considered Cut Bids. Conducting the Auction: 13. Notice of the consignor’s liberty to place bids on his lots in the Auction is hereby made in accordance with Article 2 of the Texas Business and Commercial Code. A “Minimum Bid” is an amount below which the lot will not sell. THE CONSIGNOR OF PROPERTY MAY PLACE WRITTEN ”Minimum Bids” ON HIS LOTS IN ADVANCE OF THE AUCTION; ON SUCH LOTS, IF THE HAMMER PRICE DOES NOT MEET THE “Minimum Bid”, THE CONSIGNOR MAY PAY A REDUCED COMMISSION ON THOSE LOTS. ”Minimum Bids” are generally posted online several days prior to the Auction closing. For any successful bid placed by a consignor on his Property on the Auction floor, or by any means during the live session, or after the ”Minimum Bid” for an Auction have been posted, we will require the consignor to pay full Buyer’s Premium and Seller’s Commissions on such lot. 14. The highest qualified Bidder recognized by the Auctioneer shall be the Buyer. In the event of a tie bid, the earliest bid received or recognized wins. In the event of any dispute between any Bidders at an Auction, Auctioneer may at his sole discretion reoffer the lot. Auctioneer’s decision and declaration of the winning Bidder shall be final and binding upon all Bidders. Bids properly offered, whether by floor Bidder or other means of bidding, may on occasion be missed or go unrecognized; in such cases, the Auctioneer may declare the recognized bid accepted as the winning bid, regardless of whether a competing bid may have been higher. 15. Auctioneer reserves the right to refuse to honor any bid or to limit the amount of any bid, in its sole discretion. A bid is considered not made in “Good Faith” when made by an insolvent or irresponsible person, a person under the age of eighteen, or is not supported by satisfactory credit, collectibles references, or otherwise. Regardless of the disclosure of his identity, any bid by a consignor or his agent on a lot consigned by him is deemed to be made in “Good Faith.” Any person apparently appearing on the OFAC list is not eligible to bid. 16. Nominal Bids. The Auctioneer in its sole discretion may reject nominal bids, small opening bids, or very nominal advances. If a lot bearing estimates fails to open for 40–60% of the low estimate, the Auctioneer may pass the item or may place a protective bid on behalf of the consignor. 17. Lots bearing bidding estimates shall open at Auctioneer’s discretion (approximately 50%-60% of the low estimate). In the event that no bid meets or exceeds that opening amount, the lot shall pass as unsold. 18. All items are to be purchased per lot as numerically indicated and no lots will be broken. Auctioneer reserves the right to withdraw, prior to the close, any lots from the Auction. 19. Auctioneer reserves the right to rescind the sale in the event of nonpayment, breach of a warranty, disputed ownership, auctioneer’s clerical error or omission in exercising bids and reserves, or for any other reason and in Auctioneer’s sole discretion. In cases of nonpayment, Auctioneer’s election to void a sale does not relieve the Bidder from their obligation to pay Auctioneer its fees (seller’s and buyer’s premium) and any other damages or expenses pertaining to the lot. 20. Auctioneer occasionally experiences Internet and/or Server service outages, and Auctioneer periodically schedules system downtime for maintenance and other purposes, during which Bidders cannot participate or place bids. If such outages occur, we may at our discretion extend bidding for the Auction. Bidders unable to place their Bids through the Internet are directed to contact Client Services at 1-800-872-6467. 21. The Auctioneer, its affiliates, or their employees consign items to be sold in the Auction, and may bid on those lots or any other lots. Auctioneer or affiliates expressly reserve the right to modify any such bids at any time prior to the hammer based upon data made known to the Auctioneer or its affiliates. The Auctioneer may extend advances, guarantees, or loans to certain consignors. 22. The Auctioneer has the right to sell certain unsold items after the close of the Auction. Such lots shall be considered sold during the Auction and all these Terms and Conditions shall apply to such sales including but not limited to the Buyer’s Premium, return rights, and disclaimers. Payment: 23. All sales are strictly for cash in United States dollars (including U.S. currency, bank wire, cashier checks, travelers checks, eChecks, and bank money orders, and are subject to all reporting requirements). All deliveries are subject to good funds; funds being received in Auctioneer’s account before delivery of the Purchases; and all payments are subject to a clearing period. Auctioneer reserves the right to determine if a check constitutes “good funds”: checks drawn on a U.S. bank are subject to a ten business day hold, and thirty days when drawn on an international bank. Clients with pre-arranged credit status may receive immediate credit for payments via eCheck, personal or corporate checks. All others will be subject to a hold of 5 days, or more, for the funds to clear prior to releasing merchandise. (ref. T&C item 7 Credit for additional information.) Payments can be made 24-48 hours post auction from the My Orders page of the HA.com website. 24. Payment is due upon closing of the Auction session, or upon presentment of an invoice. Auctioneer reserves the right to void an invoice if payment in full is not received within 7 days after the close of the Auction. In cases of nonpayment, Auctioneer’s election to void a sale does not relieve the Bidder from their obligation to pay Auctioneer its fees (seller’s and buyer’s premium) on the lot and any other damages pertaining to the lot. 25. Lots delivered to you, or your representative in the States of Texas, California, New York, or other states where the Auction may be held, are subject to all applicable state and local taxes, unless appropriate permits are on file with Auctioneer. (Note: Coins are only subject to sales tax in California on invoices under $1500 and in Texas on invoices under $1000. Check the Web site at: http://coins.ha.com/c/ref/sales-tax.zx for more details.) Bidder agrees to pay Auctioneer the actual amount of tax due in the event that sales tax is not properly collected due to: 1) an expired, inaccurate, inappropriate tax certificate or declaration, 2) an incorrect interpretation of the applicable statute, 3) or any other reason. The appropriate form or certificate must be on file at and verified by Auctioneer five days prior to Auction or tax must be paid; only if such form or certificate is received by Auctioneer within 4 days after the Auction can a refund of tax paid be made. Lots from different Auctions may not be aggregated for sales tax purposes. 26. In the event that a Bidder’s payment is dishonored upon presentment(s), Bidder shall pay the maximum statutory processing fee set by applicable state law. If you attempt to pay via eCheck and your financial institution denies this transfer from your bank account, or the payment cannot be completed using the selected funding source, you agree to complete payment using your credit card on file. 27. If any Auction invoice submitted by Auctioneer is not paid in full when due, the unpaid balance will bear interest at the highest rate permitted by law from the date of invoice until paid. Any invoice not paid when due will bear a three percent (3%) late fee on the invoice amount or three percent (3%) of any installment that is past due. If the Auctioneer refers any invoice to an attorney for collection, the buyer agrees to pay attorney’s fees, court costs, and other collection costs incurred by Auctioneer. If Auctioneer assigns collection to its in-house legal staff, such attorney’s time expended on the matter shall be compensated at a rate comparable to the hourly rate of independent attorneys. 28. In the event a successful Bidder fails to pay any amounts due, Auctioneer reserves the right to sell the lot(s) securing the invoice to any underbidders in the Auction that the lot(s) appeared, or at subsequent private or public sale, or relist the lot(s) in a future auction conducted by Auctioneer. A defaulting Bidder agrees to pay for the reasonable costs of resale (including a 10% seller’s commission, if consigned to an auction conducted by Auctioneer). The defaulting Bidder is liable to pay any difference between his total original invoice for the lot(s), plus any applicable interest, and the net proceeds for the lot(s) if sold at private sale or the subsequent hammer price of the lot(s) less the 10% seller’s commissions, if sold at an Auctioneer’s auction.

Terms and Conditions of Auction
29.Auctioneer reserves the right to require payment in full in good funds before delivery of the merchandise. 30. Auctioneer shall have a lien against the merchandise purchased by the buyer to secure payment of the Auction invoice. Auctioneer is further granted a lien and the right to retain possession of any other property of the buyer then held by the Auctioneer or its affiliates to secure payment of any Auction invoice or any other amounts due the Auctioneer or affiliates from the buyer. With respect to these lien rights, Auctioneer shall have all the rights of a secured creditor under Article 9 of the Texas Uniform Commercial Code, including but not limited to the right of sale. In addition, with respect to payment of the Auction invoice(s), the buyer waives any and all rights of offset he might otherwise have against the Auctioneer and the consignor of the merchandise included on the invoice. If a Bidder owes Auctioneer or its affiliates on any account, Auctioneer and its affiliates shall have the right to offset such unpaid account by any credit balance due Bidder, and it may secure by possessory lien any unpaid amount by any of the Bidder’s property in their possession. 31. Title shall not pass to the successful Bidder until all invoices are paid in full. It is the responsibility of the buyer to provide adequate insurance coverage for the items once they have been delivered to a common carrier or third-party shipper. Delivery; Shipping; and Handling Charges: 32. Buyer is liable for shipping and handling. Please refer to Auctioneer’s website www.HA.com/ common/shipping.php for the latest charges or call Auctioneer. Auctioneer is unable to combine purchases from other auctions or affiliates into one package for shipping purposes. Lots won will be shipped in a commercially reasonable time after payment in good funds for the merchandise and the shipping fees is received or credit extended, except when third-party shipment occurs. 33. Successful international Bidders shall provide written shipping instructions, including specified customs declarations, to the Auctioneer for any lots to be delivered outside of the United States. NOTE: Declaration value shall be the item’(s) hammer price together with its buyer’s premium and Auctioneer shall use the correct harmonized code for the lot. Domestic Buyers on lots designated for third-party shipment must designate the common carrier, accept risk of loss, and prepay shipping costs. 34. All shipping charges will be borne by the successful Bidder. On all domestic shipments, any risk of loss during shipment will be borne by Heritage until the shipping carrier’s confirmation of delivery to the address of record in Auctioneer’s file (carrier’s confirmation is conclusive to prove delivery to Bidder; if the client has a Signature release on file with the carrier, the package is considered delivered without Signature) or delivery by Heritage to Bidder’s selected third-party shipper. On all foreign shipments, any risk of loss during shipment will be borne by the Bidder following Auctioneer’s delivery to the Bidder’s designated common carrier or third-party shipper. 35. Due to the nature of some items sold, it shall be the responsibility for the successful Bidder to arrange pick-up and shipping through third-parties; as to such items Auctioneer shall have no liability. Failure to pick-up or arrange shipping in a timely fashion (within ten days) shall subject Lots to storage and moving charges, including a $100 administration fee plus $10 daily storage for larger items and $5.00 daily for smaller items (storage fee per item) after 35 days. In the event the Lot is not removed within ninety days, the Lot may be offered for sale to recover any past due storage or moving fees, including a 10% Seller’s Commission. 36. The laws of various countries regulate the import or export of certain plant and animal properties, including (but not limited to) items made of (or including) ivory, whalebone, turtle shell, coral, crocodile, or other wildlife. Transport of such lots may require special licenses for export, import, or both. Bidder is responsible for: 1) obtaining all information on such restricted items for both export and import; 2) obtaining all such licenses and/or permits. Delay or failure to obtain any such license or permit does not relieve the buyer of timely compliance with standard payment terms. For further information, please contact Ron Brackemyre at 800- 872-6467 ext. 1312. 37. Any request for shipping verification for undelivered packages must be made within 30 days of shipment by Auctioneer. Cataloging, Warranties and Disclaimers: 38. NO WARRANTY, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IS MADE WITH RESPECT TO ANY DESCRIPTION CONTAINED IN THIS AUCTION OR ANY SECOND OPINE. Any description of the items or second opine contained in this Auction is for the sole purpose of identifying the items for those Bidders who do not have the opportunity to view the lots prior to bidding, and no description of items has been made part of the basis of the bargain or has created any express warranty that the goods would conform to any description made by Auctioneer. Color variations can be expected in any electronic or printed imaging, and are not grounds for the return of any lot. NOTE: Auctioneer, in specified auction venues, for example, Fine Art, may have express written warranties and you are referred to those specific terms and conditions. . 39. Auctioneer is selling only such right or title to the items being sold as Auctioneer may have by virtue of consignment agreements on the date of auction and disclaims any warranty of title to the Property. Auctioneer disclaims any warranty of merchantability or fitness for any particular purposes. All images, descriptions, sales data, and archival records are the exclusive property of Auctioneer, and may be used by Auctioneer for advertising, promotion, archival records, and any other uses deemed appropriate. 40. Translations of foreign language documents may be provided as a convenience to interested parties. Auctioneer makes no representation as to the accuracy of those translations and will not be held responsible for errors in bidding arising from inaccuracies in translation. 41. Auctioneer disclaims all liability for damages, consequential or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with the sale of any Property by Auctioneer to Bidder. No third party may rely on any benefit of these Terms and Conditions and any rights, if any, established hereunder are personal to the Bidder and may not be assigned. Any statement made by the Auctioneer is an opinion and does not constitute a warranty or representation. No employee of Auctioneer may alter these Terms and Conditions, and, unless signed by a principal of Auctioneer, any such alteration is null and void. 42. Auctioneer shall not be liable for breakage of glass or damage to frames (patent or latent); such defects, in any event, shall not be a basis for any claim for return or reduction in purchase price. Release: 43. In consideration of participation in the Auction and the placing of a bid, Bidder expressly releases Auctioneer, its officers, directors and employees, its affiliates, and its outside experts that provide second opines, from any and all claims, cause of action, chose of action, whether at law or equity or any arbitration or mediation rights existing under the rules of any professional society or affiliation based upon the assigned description, or a derivative theory, breach of warranty express or implied, representation or other matter set forth within these Terms and Conditions of Auction or otherwise. In the event of a claim, Bidder agrees that such rights and privileges conferred therein are strictly construed as specifically declared herein; e.g., authenticity, typographical error, etc. and are the exclusive remedy. Bidder, by non-compliance to these express terms of a granted remedy, shall waive any claim against Auctioneer. 44. Notice: Some Property sold by Auctioneer are inherently dangerous e.g. firearms, cannons, and small items that may be swallowed or ingested or may have latent defects all of which may cause harm to a person. Purchaser accepts all risk of loss or damage from its purchase of these items and Auctioneer disclaims any liability whether under contract or tort for damages and losses, direct or inconsequential, and expressly disclaims any warranty as to safety or usage of any lot sold. Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Provision: 45. By placing a bid or otherwise participating in the auction, Bidder accepts these Terms and Conditions of Auction, and specifically agrees to the dispute resolution provided herein. Consumer disputes shall be resolved through court litigation which has an exclusive Dallas, Texas venue clause and jury waiver. Non-consumer dispute shall be determined in binding arbitration which arbitration replaces the right to go to court, including the right to a jury trial. 46. Auctioneer in no event shall be responsible for consequential damages, incidental damages, compensatory damages, or any other damages arising or claimed to be arising from the auction of any lot. In the event that Auctioneer cannot deliver the lot or subsequently it is established that the lot lacks title, or other transfer or condition issue is claimed, in such cases the sole remedy shall be limited to rescission of sale and refund of the amount paid by Bidder; in no case shall Auctioneer’s maximum liability exceed the high bid on that lot, which bid shall be deemed for all purposes the value of the lot. After one year has elapsed, Auctioneer’s maximum liability shall be limited to any commissions and fees Auctioneer earned on that lot. 47. In the event of an attribution error, Auctioneer may at its sole discretion, correct the error on the Internet, or, if discovered at a later date, to refund the buyer’s purchase price without further obligation. 48. Dispute Resolution for Consumers and Non-Consumers: Any claim, dispute, or controversy in connection with, relating to and /or arising out of the Auction, participation in the Auction, award of lots, damages of claims to lots, descriptions, condition reports, provenance, estimates, return and warranty rights, any interpretation of these Terms and Conditions, any alleged verbal modification of these Terms and Conditions and/or any purported settlement whether asserted in contract, tort, under Federal or State statute or regulation shall or any other matter: a) if presented by a consumer, be exclusively heard by, and the parties consent to, exclusive in personam jurisdiction in the State District Courts of Dallas County, Texas. THE PARTIES EXPRESSLY WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY. Any appeals shall be solely pursued in the appellate courts of the State of Texas; or b) for any claimant other than a consumer, the claim shall be presented in confidential binding arbitration before a single arbitrator, that the parties may agree upon, selected from the JAMS list of Texas arbitrators. The case is not to be administrated by JAMS; however, if the parties cannot agree on an arbitrator, then JAMS shall appoint the arbitrator and it shall be conducted under JAMS rules. The locale shall be Dallas Texas. The arbitrator’s award may be enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction. Any party on any claim involving the purchase or sale of numismatic or related items may elect arbitration through binding PNG arbitration. Any claim must be brought within one (1) year of the alleged breach, default or misrepresentation or the claim is waived. This agreement and any claims shall be determined and construed under Texas law. The prevailing party (party that is awarded substantial and material relief on its claim or defense) may be awarded its reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs. 49. No claims of any kind can be considered after the settlements have been made with the consignors. Any dispute after the settlement date is strictly between the Bidder and consignor without involvement or responsibility of the Auctioneer. 50. In consideration of their participation in or application for the Auction, a person or entity (whether the successful Bidder, a Bidder, a purchaser and/or other Auction participant or registrant) agrees that all disputes in any way relating to, arising under, connected with, or incidental to these Terms and Conditions and purchases, or default in payment thereof, shall be arbitrated pursuant to the arbitration provision. In the event that any matter including actions to compel arbitration, construe the agreement, actions in aid or arbitration or otherwise needs to be litigated, such litigation shall be exclusively in the Courts of the State of Texas, in Dallas County, Texas, and if necessary the corresponding appellate courts. For such actions, the successful Bidder, purchaser, or Auction participant also expressly submits himself to the personal jurisdiction of the State of Texas. 51. These Terms & Conditions provide specific remedies for occurrences in the auction and delivery process. Where such remedies are afforded, they shall be interpreted strictly. Bidder agrees that any claim shall utilize such remedies; Bidder making a claim in excess of those remedies provided in these Terms and Conditions agrees that in no case whatsoever shall Auctioneer’s maximum liability exceed the high bid on that lot, which bid shall be deemed for all purposes the value of the lot. Miscellaneous: 52. Agreements between Bidders and consignors to effectuate a non-sale of an item at Auction, inhibit bidding on a consigned item to enter into a private sale agreement for said item, or to utilize the Auctioneer’s Auction to obtain sales for non-selling consigned items subsequent to the Auction, are strictly prohibited. If a subsequent sale of a previously consigned item occurs in violation of this provision, Auctioneer reserves the right to charge Bidder the applicable Buyer’s Premium and consignor a Seller’s Commission as determined for each auction venue and by the terms of the seller’s agreement. 53. Acceptance of these Terms and Conditions qualifies Bidder as a client who has consented to be contacted by Heritage in the future. In conformity with “do-not-call” regulations promulgated by the Federal or State regulatory agencies, participation by the Bidder is affirmative consent to being contacted at the phone number shown in his application and this consent shall remain in effect until it is revoked in writing. Heritage may from time to time contact Bidder concerning sale, purchase, and auction opportunities available through Heritage and its affiliates and subsidiaries. 54. Rules of Construction: Auctioneer presents properties in a number of collectible fields, and as such, specific venues have promulgated supplemental Terms and Conditions. Nothing herein shall be construed to waive the general Terms and Conditions of Auction by these additional rules and shall be construed to give force and effect to the rules in their entirety. State Notices: Notice as to an Auction in California. Auctioneer has in compliance with Title 2.95 of the California Civil Code as amended October 11, 1993 Sec. 1812.600, posted with the California Secretary of State its bonds for it and its employees, and the auction is being conducted in compliance with Sec. 2338 of the Commercial Code and Sec. 535 of the Penal Code. Notice as to an Auction in New York City. These Terms and Conditions of Sale are designed to conform to the applicable sections of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Rules and Regulations as Amended. This sale is a Public Auction Sale conducted by Heritage Auctioneers & Galleries, Inc. # 41513036. The New York City licensed auctioneers are: Sam Foose, #095260; Kathleen Guzman, #0762165; Nicholas Dawes, #1304724; Ed Beardsley, #1183220; Scott Peterson, #1306933; Andrea Voss, #1320558, who will conduct the Sale on behalf of itself and Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc. (for Coins) and Currency Auctions of America, Inc. (for currency). All lots are subject to: the consignor’s rights to bid thereon in accord with these Terms and Conditions of Sale, consignor’s option to receive advances on their consignments, and Auctioneer, in its sole discretion, may offer limited extended financing to registered bidders, in accord with Auctioneer’s internal credit standards. A registered bidder may inquire whether a lot is subject to an advance or a reserve. Auctioneer has made advances to various consignors in this sale. On lots bearing an estimate, the term refers to a value range placed on an item by the Auctioneer in its sole opinion but the final price is determined by the bidders. Notice as to an Auction in Texas. In compliance with TDLR rule 67.100(c)(1), notice is hereby provided that this auction is covered by a Recovery Fund administered by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, P.O. Box 12157, Austin, Texas 78711 (512) 463-6599. Any complaints may be directed to the same address. Notice as to an Auction in Ohio: Auction firm and Auctioneer are licensed by the Dept. of Agriculture, and either the licensee is bonded in favor of the state or an aggrieved person may initiate a claim against the auction recovery fund created in Section 4707.25 of the Revised Code as a result of the licensee’s actions, whichever is applicable.

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Terms and Conditions of Auction
Additional Terms & Conditions: COMICS & COMIC ART AUCTIONS
COMICS & COMIC ART TERM A: Signature® Auctions are not on approval. No certified material may be returned because of possible differences of opinion with respect to the grade offered by any third-party organization, dealer, or service. No guarantee of grade is offered for uncertified Property sold and subsequently submitted to a third-party grading service. There are absolutely no exceptions to this policy. Under extremely limited circumstances, (e.g. gross cataloging error) a purchaser, who did not bid from the floor, may request Auctioneer to evaluate voiding a sale; such request must be made in writing detailing the alleged gross error, and submission of the lot to the Auctioneer must be pre-approved by the Auctioneer. A bidder must notify the appropriate department head (check the inside front cover of the catalog or our website for a listing of department heads) in writing of such request within three (3) days of the non-floor bidder’s receipt of the lot. Any lot that is to be evaluated must be in our offices within 30 days after Auction. Grading does not qualify for this evaluation process nor do such complaints constitute a basis to challenge the authenticity of a lot. AFTER THAT 30-DAY PERIOD, NO LOTS MAY BE RETURNED FOR REASONS OTHER THAN AUTHENTICITY. Lots returned must be housed intact in the original holder. No lots purchased by floor Bidders may be returned (including those Bidders acting as agents for others). Late remittance for purchases may be considered just cause to revoke all return privileges. COMICS & COMIC ART TERM B: Auctions conducted solely on the Internet have a THREE (3) DAY RETURN POLICY: Lots paid for within seven days of the Auction closing are sold with a three (3) day return privilege. You may return lots under the following conditions: Within three days of receipt of the lot, you must first notify Auctioneer by contacting Client Service by phone (1-800-872-6467) or e-mail (Bid@HA.com), and immediately mail the lot(s) fully insured to the attention of Returns, Heritage, 3500 Maple Avenue, 17th Floor, Dallas TX 75219-3941. Lots must be housed intact in their original holder and condition. You are responsible for the insured, safe delivery of any lots. A non-negotiable return fee of 5% of the purchase price ($10 per lot minimum) will be deducted from the refund for each returned lot or billed directly. Postage and handling fees are not refunded. After the three-day period (from receipt), no items may be returned for any reason. Late remittance for purchases revokes all Return-Restock privileges. COMICS & COMIC ART TERM C: Bidders who have inspected the lots prior to the auction will not be granted any return privileges. COMICS & COMIC ART TERM D: Comic books sold referencing a third-party grading service are sold “as is” without any express or implied warranty. Certain warranties may be available from the grading services and the Bidder is referred to them for further details: Comics Guaranty Corporation (CGC), P.O. Box 4738, Sarasota, FL 34230. COMICS & COMIC ART TERM E: Bidders who intend to challenge authenticity or provenance of a lot must notify Auctioneer in writing within thirty (30) days of the Auction’s conclusion. In the event Auctioneer cannot deliver the lot or subsequently it is established that the lot lacks title, provenance, authenticity, or other transfer or condition issue is claimed, Auctioneer’s liability shall be limited to rescission of sale and refund of purchase price; in no case shall Auctioneer’s maximum liability exceed the high bid on that lot, which bid shall be deemed for all purposes the value of the lot. After one year has elapsed, Auctioneer’s maximum liability shall be limited to any commissions and fees Auctioneer earned on that lot. COMICS & COMIC ART TERM F: All comics are guaranteed genuine, but are not guaranteed as to grade, since grading is a matter of opinion, an art and not a science, and therefore the opinion rendered by the Auctioneer or any third party grading service may not agree with the opinion of others (including trained experts), and the same expert may not grade the same item with the same grade at two different times. COMICS & COMIC ART TERM G: Since we cannot examine encapsulated comics, they are sold “as is” without our grading opinion, and may not be returned for any reason. Auctioneer shall not be liable for any patent or latent defect or controversy pertaining to or arising from any encapsulated collectible. In any such instance, purchaser’s remedy, if any, shall be solely against the service certifying the collectible. COMICS & COMIC ART TERM H: Due to changing grading standards over time, differing interpretations, and to possible mishandling of items by subsequent owners, Auctioneer reserves the right to grade items differently than shown on certificates from any grading service that accompany the items. Auctioneer also reserves the right to grade items differently than the grades shown in the prior catalog should such items be reconsigned to any future auction. COMICS & COMIC ART TERM I: Although consensus grading is employed by most grading services, it should be noted as aforesaid that grading is not an exact science. In fact, it is entirely possible that if a lot is broken out of a plastic holder and resubmitted to another grading service or even to the same service, the lot could come back with a different grade assigned. COMICS & COMIC ART TERM J: Certification does not guarantee protection against the normal risks associated with potentially volatile markets. The degree of liquidity for certified collectibles will vary according to general market conditions and the particular lot involved. For some lots there may be no active market at all at certain points in time. For wiring instructions call the Credit department at 1-800-872-6467 or e-mail: CreditDept@HA.com

Notice as to an Auction in New York City. These Terms and Conditions of Sale are designed to conform to the applicable sections of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Rules and Regulations as Amended. This sale is a Public Auction Sale conducted by Heritage Auctioneers & Galleries, Inc. # 41513036. The New York City licensed auctioneers are: Sam Foose, #095260; Kathleen Guzman, #0762165; Nicholas Dawes, #1304724; Ed Beardsley, #1183220; Scott Peterson, #1306933; Andrea Voss, #1320558, who will conduct the Sale on behalf of itself and Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc. (for Coins) and Currency Auctions of America, Inc. (for currency). All lots are subject to: the consignor’s rights to bid thereon in accord with these Terms and Conditions of Sale, consignor’s option to receive advances on their consignments, and Auctioneer, in its sole discretion, may offer limited extended financing to registered bidders, in accord with Auctioneer’s internal credit standards. A registered bidder may inquire whether a lot is subject to an advance or a reserve. Auctioneer has made advances to various consignors in this sale. On lots bearing an estimate, the term refers to a value range placed on an item by the Auctioneer in its sole opinion but the final price is determined by the bidders. Rev 10-10-11

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Rev. 8-30-10

V I N TAG E MOV I E P O S T E R S
MARch 23-24, 2012 | DAllAS | lIVE & ONlINE cONSIGNMENT DEADlINE JANuARy 31, 2012

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The Three Stooges in Three Little Beers (Columbia, 1935). One Sheet (27” X 41”). reAlizeD $59,750 HA.com/7043*83070

Anna Christie (MGM, 1930). One Sheet (27” X 41”). reAlizeD $38,837 HA.com/7043*83187

The Devil is a Woman (Paramount, 1935). One Sheet (27” X 41”) Style B. reAlizeD $26,290 HA.com/7043*83185

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Consigning your vintage movie posters to Heritage Auctions can be a rewarding experience. Our record-breaking successes over the past year illustrate what our nearly 700,000 online bidder-members can do for you, the consignor. Take a look at the examples on this page and see for yourself why we realize more money for our movie poster consignors than all other auction firms combined! Take no chances. Consign to Heritage Auctions today and see why we’re the most trusted name in the collectibles business.
The Most Dangerous Game (RKO, 1932). Half Sheet (22” X 28”). reAlizeD $31,070 HA.com/7043*83393

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I l lu S T R AT I O N A RT Au c T I O N MARch 1, 2012 | BEVERly hIllS | lIVE & ONlINE

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Gil elVGren "I Hope the Boys Don't Draw the Straws Tonight", Brown and Bigelow calendar illustration, 1946 Oil on canvas 30 x 24 in. Signed lower left estimate: $50,000 - $75,000 HA.com/5090-28010

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S P O R T S c O l l E c T I B l E S Au c T I O N
SPRING 2012 | DAllAS | lIVE & ONlINE

ConsIgnments Wanted!

results from our August 2011 Platinum night Auction, featuring the lou GehriG collection:

1926 New York Yankees Team Signed Baseball from The Lou Gehrig Collection--Finest Example Known SOLD FOR: $131,450

1934 Lou Gehrig Tour of Japan Game Worn Cap SOLD FOR: $95,600

1934 Lou Gehrig Tour of Japan Game Worn Uniform SOLD FOR: $507,875

1937 Robert T. “Bobby” Jones’ Personal Augusta Green Jacket SOLD FOR: $310,700

1908 Denton T. “Cy” Young Game Worn Boston Red Sox Uniform SOLD FOR: $657,250

1927 New York Yankees Infield Signed Photograph from The Lou Gehrig Collection PSA-Mint 9 SOLD FOR: $26,290

1909 T204 Ramly Walter Johnson PSA EX-MT 6 SOLD FOR: $29,875

1888 N403 Yum Yum Tobacco Roger Connor, Redemption Back SGC 60 EX 5 SOLD FOR: $23,900

1911 D304 Brunners Butter Krust Ty Cobb PSA EX 5 - A Newly Discovered Example! SOLD FOR: $33,460

1928 Lou Gehrig’s New York Yankees World Championship Wristwatch SOLD FOR: $155,350

Interest Free Cash advanCes avaIlable
Chris Ivy
Dir. of Sports Auctions CIvy@HA.com ext. 1319

Derek Grady
VP, Sports Auctions DerekG@HA.com ext. 1975

Mark Jordan
Consignment Director MarkJ@HA.com ext. 1187

Lee Iskowitz
Consignment Director LeeI@HA.com ext. 1601

Jonathan Scheier
Consignment Director JonathanS@HA.com ext. 1314

Mike Gutierrez
Consignment Director MikeG@HA.com ext. 1183

Peter Calderon
Consignment Director PeterC@HA.com ext. 1789

Chris Nerat
Consignment Director ChrisN@HA.com ext. 1615

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TX Auctioneer licenses: Samuel Foose 11727; Robert Korver 13754; Andrea Voss 16406. This auction is subject to a 19.5% buyer’s premium. 22796

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Ultimate elvis aUction

Elvis Presley’s custom Gold-Framed Sunglasses Sold for: $21,510 HA.com/7026*46054

Elvis Presley - Triple EP 45 RcA SPD-23 (1956) Sold for: $3,883 HA.com/616*21673

Elvis Presley’s Signed Draft card Sold for: $26,290 HA.com/7022*46910

consign your elvis memorabilia today by calling one of our Specialists below. Garry Shrum Jim Steele consignment Director consignment Director 214.409.1585 214.409.1328 800.872.6467 ext. 1585 800.872.6467 ext. 1328 GarryS@HA.com JimSt@HA.com Annual Sales Exceed $800 Million | 700,000+ Online Bidder-Members 3 5 0 0 M a p l e Av e n u e | D a l l a s , Te x a s 7 5 2 1 9 | 8 0 0 . 8 7 2 . 6 4 6 7 | H A . c o m DALLAS | NEW YORK | BEVERLY HILLS | SAN FRANcIScO | PARIS | GENEVA
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Elvis Presley - “That’s All Right/Blue Moon of Kentucky” 45 Sun 209 (1954) Sold for: $6,572 HA.com/616*43083

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Department Specialists
For the extensions below, please dial 800.872.6467

Comics & Comic Art
HA.com/Comics Ed Jaster, Ext. 1288 • EdJ@HA.com Lon Allen, Ext. 1261 • LonA@HA.com Barry Sandoval, Ext. 1377 • BarryS@HA.com Todd Hignite, Ext. 1790 • ToddH@HA.com

Handbags & Luxury Accessories
HA.com/Luxury Matt Rubinger, Ext. 1419 • MRubinger@HA.com

Historical
American Indian Art
HA.com/AmericanIndian Delia Sullivan, Ext. 1343 • DeliaS@HA.com

Fine Art
American, Western & European Art
HA.com/FineArt Ed Jaster, Ext. 1288 • EdJ@HA.com Marianne Berardi, Ph.D., Ext. 1506 • MarianneB@HA.com Ariana Hartsock, Ext. 1283 • ArianaH@HA.com Kirsty Buchanan, Ext. 1741 • KirstyB@HA.com Deborah Solon, Ext. 1843 • DeborahS@HA.com

Americana & Political
HA.com/Historical Tom Slater, Ext. 1441 • TomS@HA.com John Hickey, Ext. 1264 • JohnH@HA.com Michael Riley, Ext. 1467 • MichaelR@HA.com Don Ackerman, Ext. 1736 • DonA@HA.com

California Art
HA.com/FineArt Alissa Ford, Ext. 1926 • AlissaF@HA.com Deborah Solon, Ext. 1843 • DeborahS@HA.com

Arms & Armor
HA.com/Arms Greg Martin, Ext. 1883 • GregM@HA.com Jemison Beshears, Ext. 1886 • JemisonB@HA.com Cliff Chappell, Ext. 1887 • CliffordC@HA.com Roger Lake, Ext. 1884 • RogerL@HA.com David Carde, Ext. 1881 • DavidC@HA.com

Decorative Arts & Design
HA.com/Decorative Tim Rigdon, Ext. 1119 • TimR@HA.com Karen Rigdon, Ext. 1723 • KarenR@HA.com Nicholas Dawes, Ext. 1605 • NickD@HA.com Carolyn Mani, Ext. 1677 • CarolynM@HA.com

Civil War & Militaria
HA.com/CivilWar Dennis Lowe, Ext. 1182 • DennisL@HA.com

Illustration Art
HA.com/Illustration Ed Jaster, Ext. 1288 • EdJ@HA.com Todd Hignite, Ext. 1790 • ToddH@HA.com

Historical Manuscripts
HA.com/Manuscripts Sandra Palomino, Ext. 1107 • SandraP@HA.com

Rare Books
HA.com/Books James Gannon, Ext. 1609 • JamesG@HA.com Joe Fay, Ext. 1544 • JoeF@HA.com

Lalique & Art Glass
HA.com/Design Nicholas Dawes, Ext. 1605 • NickD@HA.com

Modern & Contemporary Art
HA.com/Modern Frank Hettig, Ext. 1157 • FrankH@HA.com

Space Exploration
HA.com/Space John Hickey, Ext. 1264 • JohnH@HA.com Michael Riley, Ext. 1467 • MichaelR@HA.com

Silver & Vertu
HA.com/Silver Tim Rigdon, Ext. 1119 • TimR@HA.com Karen Rigdon, Ext. 1723 • KarenR@HA.com

Texana
HA.com/Historical Sandra Palomino, Ext. 1107 • SandraP@HA.com

Texas Art
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Front Cover Lot 91490 Inside Front Cover Lot 92293 Inside Back Cover Lot 91661 Back Cover Lots 92202, 92203, 92249, 92379, 91640, 92234, 92052, 92331, 91431, 91306, 91491, 91546, 91482, 91366

Heritage Signature® Auction #7054

Comics & Comic Art
February 22-24, 2012 | New York
LIVE AUCTION Signature® Floor Sessions 1-2
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LOT VIEWING

Ukrainian Institute of America at the Fletcher Sinclair Mansion 2 E. 79th Street • New York, NY 10075 Session 1 Wednesday, February 22 • 12:00 PM ET • Lots 91001–91677 Lots 91001-91227 - The Billy Wright Collection
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Ukrainian Institute of America at the Fletcher Sinclair Mansion 2 E. 79th Street • New York, NY 10075 Monday, February 20 • 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET Tuesday, February 21 • 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM ET Wednesday, February 22 • 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM ET Thursday, February 23 • 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM ET View lots & auction results online at HA.com/7054

Lots 91228-91677 - Golden Age Comics, DC Ashcan Collection, Silver Age and Bronze Age Comics, Bound Volumes, Magazines, Underground Comix, Pulps, and Memorabilia Session 2 Thursday, February 23 • 12:00 PM ET • Lots 92001–92397
Original Art, Production Art, Classics Illustrated Art, Underground Art, Animation Art

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Lots 93092-93785 – Golden Age Comics, Silver Age and Bronze
Age Comics, Bound Volumes, Magazines, Underground Comix, Pulps, Memorabilia, Original Art A-Z, Production Art, Underground Art, and Animation Art.

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Cataloged by: Gary Dowell, Greg Holman, Don Mangus, Barry Sandoval, Mark Stokes, Jim Steele, David Tosh, Simon Sanchez, and Jeff Smith.

Dear Fellow Collector, I’d like to begin by thanking you for your support in 2011. Heritage sold $26 million worth of comics and comic art on behalf of our consignors, beating our own previous record! This is our 45th Signature Auction and we think it might be our biggest and best ever. Mere hype, you say? Well, we’re starting it off with one of the best Golden Age collections we’ve ever seen (see separate catalog, The Billy Wright Collection), but on top of that we have 1,500 more lots to go, from 195 more consignors. Of course, it’s not about the quantity but the quality – flip through this book and I think you’ll be a believer! If you can make it to New York to participate in person, I encourage you to do so. A couple of bonus events on lot viewing day, Tuesday the 21st: • Frank Miller will be there in person! Come by to meet him and to see the art from his personal collection that he has consigned to the auction. • Also, Heritage’s own Steve Borock, former president of CGC, will be there to advise collectors. If you’d like to have some of your best books checked for restoration or reviewed for potential upgrades, this is a perfect opportunity. Can’t make it, you say? Well, remember that as always, you can also bid by telephone, fax, prior Internet bids, live Internet bids at HA.com/live (including from your smartphone) and U.S. mail. Best wishes

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Session One
Billy Wright Collection (separate catalog) Golden Age Comics........................................................................................................................................... 7 DC Ashcans .................................................................................................................... 44 Silver Age and Bronze Age Comics............................................................................ 48 Bound Volumes ............................................................................................................. 85 Magazines ....................................................................................................................... 89 Underground Comics .................................................................................................. 90 Pulps................................................................................................................................. 91 Memorabilia .................................................................................................................. 95

Session Two
Original Art ..................................................................................................................... 99 Production Art ............................................................................................................. 214 Classics Illustrated Art ................................................................................................ 214 Underground Art......................................................................................................... 218 Animation Art ............................................................................................................... 228

Session Three
Billy Wright Collection (separate catalog) Golden Age Comics .................................................................................................... 233 Silver Age and Bronze Age Comics.......................................................................... 248 Bound Volumes ........................................................................................................... 263 Magazines ..................................................................................................................... 263 Pulps............................................................................................................................... 264 Memorabilia ................................................................................................................. 269 Original Art ................................................................................................................... 272 Underground Art......................................................................................................... 296 Production Art ............................................................................................................. 296 Animation Art ............................................................................................................... 296

SESSION ONE
Floor, Telephone, Heritage Live!™, Internet, Fax, and Mail Signature® Auction # 7054 Wednesday, February 22, 2012 | 12:00PM ET | Dallas | Lots 91228 - 91677
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Golden AGe ComiCs
91228 Action Comics #35 (DC, 1941) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. Wayne Boring, whom many collectors know as the quintessential Superman artist, began drawing the Man of Steel for creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in the very early days of the Superman’s appearances in this title, but really came into his own in the late 1940s. From that point through the 1950s, Boring was the primary Superman artist for DC. His cover art is shown off here on one of the nicest copies of issue #35 to have survived the past sixty years. A book that has been selling above Guide lately. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,613; VF/NM 9.0 value = $2,757. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 8.5, 2 higher. 91230 Action Comics #44 (DC, 1942) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Cream to off-white pages. Superman battles the Nazis on this Fred Ray cover. Also in this issue, Mr. America learns the identity of Fat Man. The interior art was by Ray and Bernard Baily. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $2,259; NM- 9.2 value = $3,200. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.0, 1 higher.

91229 Action Comics #38 (DC, 1941) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. It’s hard to believe this sharp, clean, and colorful comic didn’t originate from one of the major pedigree collections — CGC must agree, as this copy is the current king of their census chart. Superman cover and art by Fred Ray, with George Papp, Bernard Baily, Stan Kaye, and Sheldon Moldoff story art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $3,900. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.2, none higher.

91231 Action Comics #55 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1942) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. This is the first copy we’ve offered in a grade above 5.5! Superman cover by Jack Burnley. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $2,500. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.

91232 Action Comics #70 (DC, 1944) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. Here’s a li’l nugget for you — not an early, early issue of the famed title, but one you’ll have a hard time uncovering a copy nearly this nice. It’s a beauty, inside and out! Jack Burnley cover, with Mort Meskin and Bernard Baily story art. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,413; NM- 9.2 value = $2,000. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.0, 2 higher.

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91235 Action Comics #92 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1946) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Here’s yet another stunning Edgar Church/Mile High comic we’ve “dug up” for you! Jack Burnley and Stan Kaye provided the “Superman at Work” cover, while Fred Ray, John Sikela, and Mort Meskin handle the story art inside. As you might expect from the pedigree, this copy is CGC’s current census champ, and by a long shot, too — the next highest copy ranks a mere 7.5. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,250. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher. 91233 Action Comics #81 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1945) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Just four other copies have scored grades above VF 8.0 to date, but then, as usual, the Mile High copy is in a league of its own! New Year’s cover by Wayne Boring. Mort Meskin art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,500. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.8, none higher. 91238 Action Comics #102 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1946) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. This issue’s Mr. Mxyztplk cover never looked better, thanks to a sparkling white Mile High sheen! It’s a beautifully centered copy, too. Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye are among the artists for this issue. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,150. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.

91236 Action Comics #94 (DC, 1946) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Superman comes through yet again, on the cover of this very attractive comic. Jack Burnley did the cover art; Mort Meskin is among the interior artists. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,250. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.4, 1 higher.

91234 Action Comics #91 (DC, 1945) CGC VF 8.0 White pages. Jack Burnley Superman cover. Mort Meskin Vigilante story art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $514. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.0, 2 higher.

91237 Action Comics #99 (DC, 1946) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. This issue’s lighthearted cover was drawn by Wayne Boring as opposed to regular Action cover artist John Daly. This was also the first “small logo” issue. A fantastic copy, second-highest on the CGC census for the issue. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,250. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, 1 higher.

91239 Action Comics #108 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1947) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. “Classic molten metal cover” says Overstreet. And as you can imagine, the dark cover colors are not conducive to a high-grade book. This amazing copy shows why the Mile High collection has the reputation it does! Jack Burnley cover art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,250. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.6, none higher.

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91240 Action Comics #113 Ohio pedigree (DC, 1947) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white pages. It’s one of only two copies of #113 to earn a grade higher than VF 8.0 to date. Wayne Boring cover. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,150. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.2, 1 higher.

91242 Adventure Comics #56 (DC, 1940) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. It’s hard to believe that this NM copy isn’t from the coffers of old Edgar Church or one of the other top pedigrees, because the Bernard Baily cover looks as fresh as the day it was bought off the newsstand, as does the page quality. This looker is currently tied with the Mile High copy for the top spot on CGC’s census. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $4,000. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.4, none higher.

91241 Adventure Comics #51 (DC, 1940) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. Gorgeous copy accentuates the Sandman cover art of early Golden Age master Creig Flessel, who also contributed story art, as did Bernard Baily. This non-pedigreed copy ranks behind only the Mile High and Nova Scotia copies in CGC’s latest census. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $6,400. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.2, 2 higher.

91243 Adventure Comics #60 (DC, 1941) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Like most issues from the early years of the Golden Age of comics, copies VF 8.0 and nicer are at a premium, and this copy from Nicolas Cage’s collection is topped by only Edgar Church’s copy, according to CGC’s latest census. The great Sandman cover is by Creig Flessel. Bernard Baily and Howard Purcell contributed interior art. CGC notes, “From the Collection of Nicolas Cage.” Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $6,400. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, 1 higher.

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91244 Adventure Comics #74 Rockford pedigree (DC, 1942) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Cream to off-white pages. Simon and Kirby not only drew this issue’s Sandman cover and story, they were also responsible for the Manhunter feature (that version’s second appearance). Confusingly, the hero was named Rick Nelson in the previous issue but renamed Paul Kirk here, even though he had nothing to do with the “Paul Kirk, Manhunter” who had appeared in this title previously! At any rate, S&K weren’t the only top creators involved here — Jack Burnley drew a Starman story and Bernard Baily drew an Hourman yarn. There’s also a Shining Knight story drawn by Louis Cazeneuve. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $2,121; NM- 9.2 value = $3,000. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.0, 2 higher.

91246 Adventure Comics #83 Rockford pedigree (DC, 1943) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. On this cover, Sandman battles it out against a thug who, holding a Tommy gun, hatchet, and machete in clear violation of the Marquess of Queensbury rules. A beautiful example from the Rockford collection that presents sharp and bright, and is certainly one of the best copies in existence. Plus, CGC notes that this issue is “From the collection of Nicolas Cage.” Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,900. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, 1 higher.

91249 Adventure Comics #94 (DC, 1944) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. A fantastic Simon and Kirby cover and its ultrahigh grade make this book a real winner. The Sandman and Sandy are featured. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,500. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, 1 higher.

91247 Adventure Comics #86 (DC, 1943) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. This Golden Age issue of the title that spanned almost five decades not only has a Sandman story by Simon and Kirby, but also adventures of the Shining Knight, Starman, and Manhunter. A stunning copy with bright, deep colors on the cover. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,344; NM9.2 value = $1,900. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.0, 3 higher.

91250 Adventure Comics #96 (DC, 1945) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. In this issue, the Sandman and Sandy are joined by Genius Jones, Starman, and the Shining Knight. The cover and art are by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, created during their classic run on the title. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,500. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.4, 1 higher.

91245 Adventure Comics #77 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1942) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. As close to a perfect copy as you could ever hope to find. Sandman cover by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. CGC notes, “From the collection of Nicolas Cage.” Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $3,000. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.8, none higher. 91248 Adventure Comics #88 (DC, 1943) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. It’s hard to top a Jack Kirby wartime cover, especially when it features the Sandman and his sidekick Sandy stalking an ill-fated Nazi. Kirby and his frequent partner Joe Simon contributed interior artwork for this issue. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,850. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, 1 higher.
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91251 Adventure Comics #107 (DC, 1946) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. Stan Kaye’s cover spotlights the title’s newest star, Superboy; other features include Green Arrow, Aquaman, Johnny Quick, and the Shining Knight. This super-sweet copy holds the top spot in CGC’s current census. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,200. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

91252 Adventure Comics #116 Ohio pedigree (DC, 1947) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. This sharp-looking pedigreed comic sports a nice Jack Burnley Superboy cover. John Sikela, George Papp, Chuck Winter, and George Roussos art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,075. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.4, none higher.

91255 Adventure Comics #141 (DC, 1949) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. Superboy loses his powers in this issue, which features George Papp and Charles Sultan art. An absolutely beautiful copy, which is currently unsurpassed in the CGC’s census. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $825. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

91258 All-American Comics #70 (DC, 1946) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. You might suspect that Green Lantern used his magical power ring to preserve the condition of this Golden Age gem, currently at the top of CGC’s survey. Paul Reinman provides the cover and the interior GL tale; Joe Kubert illustrates the Sargon the Sorcerer adventure; and Mutt and Jeff, Dr. MidNite, and Hop Harrigan are on hand to boot. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,450. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

91253 Adventure Comics #125 (DC, 1948) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. Superboy saves the day again, in this cute Stan Kaye cover. George Roussos, George Papp, John Daly, Chuck Winter, and Mort Meskin art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $975. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.2, none higher.

91256 All-American Comics #30 (DC, 1941) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Cream to off-white pages. Green Lantern gets the cover feature on this early Golden Age comic. The condition of this book is truly spectacular, and is largely free of defects. The corners are sharp, and the colors are bright. CGC has yet to certify a copy with a higher grade. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $2,259; NM9.2 value = $3,200. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.0, none higher.

91254 Adventure Comics #127 (DC, 1948) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. Superboy delivers some “super service” in this George Roussos and Stan Kaye cover. George Papp, Mort Meskin, and John Daly art. Origin of the Shining Knight retold. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $985. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.

91257 All-American Comics #52 (DC, 1943) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. This superb copy of the Green Lantern vehicle title earned a full grade better than the next nicest copy that CGC has evaluated to date. Pretty impressive stuff for a non-pedigree book. You just might be able to nab this one for a song. A jaunty tune from the ‘40s would be appropriate. Overstreet 2011 NM9.2 value = $1,700. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.2, none higher.

91259 All-American Comics #75 Big Apple pedigree (DC, 1946) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. The title’s notorious for the dearth of copies in this grade. Sure enough, this is the only copy of #75 with a CGC certification above VF/NM 9.0, one of only three nicer than VF 8.0, and one of only seven copies nicer than VG/FN 5.0! Thank you, Big Apple! Paul Reinman cover, with story art by Martin Nodell and E. E. HIbbert. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,150. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.

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91260 All Star Comics #6 (DC, 1941) CGC VF/ NM 9.0 White pages. This key issue has Johnny Thunder joining the JSA, and Flash becoming an honorary member. E. E. Hibbard cover, with Hibbard, Bernard Baily, and Sheldon Moldoff story art. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $3,343; NM- 9.2 value = $4,750. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 9.0, 6 higher.

91262 All Star Comics #19 Rockford pedigree (DC, 1943) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. The black background of this cover meant that relatively few would make it to the 21st century in high grade! To date, CGC has awarded grades higher than FN+ 6.5 on just three occasions, with this lovely tying for top honors. Simon and Kirby, Sheldon Moldoff, and Bernard Baily provided the story art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $3,300. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.6, none higher.

91264 All Star Comics #33 (DC, 1947) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. Solomon Grundy — the frightening brute from Slaughter Swamp — menaced Green Lantern in the ‘40s, the Super Friends on TV in the ‘70s, and Infinity Inc. in the ‘80s, and he’s still going strong today. Surprisingly, he disappeared for quite a while after his 1940s heyday. This issue featured Grundy’s last Golden Age appearance, and he gives the Justice Society all they can handle on his way out, in a booklength feature with different artists drawing different chapters (an All-Star tradition). Joe Kubert is the most notable artist, and we should also note that Green Lantern’s streetwise pal Doiby Dickles guest stars. With the exception of the JSA’s first few appearances, this is the most sought-after issue of the title’s run, and you just won’t find a better copy — this is amongst the highest-graded copy of the issue that CGC has certified to date. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $6,200. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.4, none higher.

91261 All Star Comics #12 Rockford pedigree (DC, 1942) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Wonder Woman becomes the JSA Secretary because she was uniquely qualified — or because...? Never mind that potentially volatile discussion, focus on the grade of this beauty! It’s unsurpassed in CGC’s census, with only the Mile High copy earning as high a grade to date. Jack Burnley cover, with Burnley, Sheldon Moldoff, and Bernard Baily story art. Overstreet 2011 NM9.2 value = $4,300. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.4, none higher. 91265 All Star Comics #52 (DC, 1950) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Cream to off-white pages. One of the toughest issues of this title’s run, and this is the only high-grade copy we’ve ever handled. Arthur Peddy cover featuring Wonder Woman, Hawkman, Green Lantern, and the Atom. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,287; NM9.2 value = $1,825. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.0, 1 higher.

91263 All Star Comics #29 Big Apple pedigree (DC, 1946) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. An immaculate copy! In fact we have seen comics called 9.8 that don’t look as nice as this — we encourage you to scrutinize our scan. The Justice Society of America is featured as always. By the way, CGC credits Martin Nodell with the cover art, but it’s actually the similarly named Martin Naydel. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,950. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.6, none higher.
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91266 The Amazing Willie Mays #nn File Copy (Famous Funnies, 1954) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white pages. This is one of the highest-graded copies certified by CGC as of this writing. The cover illustration of the “Say Hey Kid” is by Ed Moritz. Overstreet 2011 NM9.2 value = $1,250. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.2, 2 higher.

91269 America’s Greatest Comics #8 Mile High pedigree (Fawcett, 1943) CGC NM+ 9.6 Offwhite to white pages. Spy Smasher/Captain Midnight crossover. Captain Marvel Jr. and Golden Arrow appearances. Last issue of the series. C. C. Beck cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,035. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.

91267 America’s Best Comics #9 Mile High pedigree (Nedor Publications, 1944) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Alex Schomburg cover. Fighting Yank series begins. Appearances by Black Terror, Doc Strange, and the Ghost. This handsome Mile High copy currently sits at the top of the CGC data for this issue. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,000. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.

91268 America’s Best Comics #10 Mile High pedigree (Nedor Publications, 1944) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. You just can’t beat Alex Schomburg’s classic cover, especially when it’s on a fantastic Mile High copy that is currently the highest-graded one certified by CGC to date. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $735. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

91270 Archie Comics #1 (Archie, 1942) CGC VG- 3.5 Cream to off-white pages. Every copy of this book we’ve ever auctioned has sold for more than the Overstreet value, and we expect that trend to continue here — people are realizing what a tough book this is, and demand is high. This issue is considered by Overstreet to be the first teen comic. Archie’s previous appearances were in Pep and Jackpot, which also had adventure features, and he hadn’t been the sole cover feature of a comic previously. This issue established the Archie-Veronica relationship, presenting a revised retelling of their first encounter. This book also has the very first appearance of Mrs. Andrews, Archie’s mother. This is one of Overstreet’s top fifty Golden Age books, and we continue to recommend that you go after it whenever offered, in any grade. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $8,400. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 3.5, 9 higher.

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91271 Archie Comics #1 (Archie, 1942) CGC FR 1.0 Off-white to white pages. Recent Heritage results have shown how strong the demand for this book is! Mrs. Andrews makes her first appearance in her son’s eponymous title (one still going strong 70 years later). Overstreet lists this issue as “scarce”. The cover and art are by Bob Montana. CGC notes, “Tape on interior cover and interior.” Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $4,200. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 1.0, 20 higher.

91273 Batman #1 (DC, 1940) CGC Apparent FR 1.0 Extensive (P) Cream to off-white pages. This is one of the most significant comics of all time thanks to the first appearances of Joker and Catwoman (called the Cat here), a retelling of Batman’s origin, the famous Dynamic Duo cover by Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson, and a host of other reasons; no wonder it’s the sixth most valuable Golden Age comic book of all, according to Overstreet. CGC notes, “Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, cleaned, re-glossed. (Back cover is a color copy.) Incomplete.” Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $14,000.

91272 Batman #1 (DC, 1940) CGC Apparent VG- 3.5 Extensive (P) Cream to off-white pages. The classic first issue starring the Dynamic Duo, featuring art by Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson, stories by Bill Finger, and the legendary first appearances of the Joker and the Cat (Catwoman). Sometimes a Purple Label copy can be the way to go, as in the case of this nicely restored copy, which skillfully maintains the integrity of a oncedamaged comic, saving the collector some serious cash. If the Dark Knight is your hero, you just gotta have a copy! CGC notes, “Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, reinforced.” Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $14,000; VG 4.0 value = $28,000.
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91274 Batman #5 (DC, 1941) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. First appearance of the Batmobile with its bat-head front. Cover by Bob Kane. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $4,350. CGC census 1/12: 10 in 7.5, 19 higher.

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91275 Batman #20 (DC, 1943) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white pages. Batman’s celebrated means of transportation, the Batmobile, makes it’s very first cover appearance (with Robin behind the wheel), courtesy of artist Dick Sprang. Inside, the Joker is featured in one tale, with Bob Kane and Jack Burnley handling story art. But the real story here is the eyepopping condition of this CGC-certified copy, topped by only one other in the current census report for issue #20. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $4,500. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.2, 1 higher.

91277 Batman #28 (DC, 1945) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. The Joker makes an appearance in this issue, which features Jerry Robinson art and a cover by Jack Burnley that is so well-preserved it looks fresh from the presses. This copy ties with one other for the top spot on CGC’s current census. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $2,500. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.6, none higher.

91278 Batman #32 (DC, 1945) CGC VF/ NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. Origin of Robin retold. Joker, D’Artagnan, and the Three Musketeers appearances. Dick Sprang cover and art. Jerry Robinson art. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,344; NM- 9.2 value = $1,900. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 9.0, 6 higher.

91276 Batman #21 (DC, 1944) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Yet another “highest-graded” copy, one where the color virtually leaps off the cover. The issue has a Penguin appearance, with cover and interior art by Dick Sprang. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $2,500. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.

91279 The Black Terror #1 (Nedor Publications, 1942) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white pages. There’s a lot going on in this first issue’s WWII-era cover, including an enemy plane dropping a bomb at a height of only a few feet and firing on a crowd — good thing the Black Terror and his sidekick Tim are on the scene! From the “Pinnacle Hill Collection” best known for producing the million-dollar copy of Detective #27. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $942; VF 8.0 value = $2,198. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 6.5, 4 higher.

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91280 Blonde Phantom #16 (Timely, 1947) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Captain America was Timely’s most prominent superhero, so it is amazing that they actually slipped a Cap story in this issue without so much as a cover blurb. This book also showcases the genius of Harvey Kurtzman in a “Hey Look” page. As of this writing, this is the highest-graded copy certified by CGC. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $2,000. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.

91282 Boy Commandos #9 (DC, 1944) CGC NM 9.4 Cream to off-white pages. Simon and Kirby departed from their usual kinetic action and produced a classic war cover of powerful dramatic impact. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $800. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

91283 Bulletman #8 Pennsylvania pedigree (Fawcett, 1942) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. A smashing cover fronts this pedigree Bat-book which features Dave Berg art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,250. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.

91284 Captain Aero Comics #26 Mile High pedigree (Holyoke Publications, 1946) CGC VF- 7.5 White pages. This last issue of this title boasts one of our favorite L. B. Cole covers, a classic Sci-Fi scene featuring great-looking rockets, planets, and space men. This scarce issue is one of The Photo-Journal Guide to Comic Books “white spaces,” one of the very few comics that Ernie Gerber couldn’t find to photograph. Rudy Palais and Carmine Infantino art. The comic displays typical Edgar Church ultra-deep cover colors and a sharp overall appearance; only a small stain on the back cover keeps it from a higher grade. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $826. CGC census 9/11: 3 in 7.5, 1 higher. From the Chuck Rozanski Collection.

91281 Boy Commandos #2 (DC, 1943) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. The boys are giving ol’ Adolf the bum’s rush on this World War II cover. This early issue of the title is Liberty Belle’s last appearance before moving to Star Spangled Comics. The cover by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby was merely a warm-up for more of their great work on the interiors. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $3,700. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.4, none higher.

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91285 Captain America Comics #1 (Timely, 1941) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white to white pages. Given the high prices for the other major keys in recent years, this might be the time to grab unrestored copies of these books before prices get even crazier. If you try and find something not to like on this copy you’ll be looking for a long time — it’s a rock-solid mid-grade book that stands up to scrutiny. This is the first appearance of Captain America and Bucky, by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. It’s also got the first appearance of the Red Skull and of course the famous cover co-starring the evil Hitler. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $30,000. CGC census 1/12: 7 in 6.0, 19 higher.

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91286 Captain America Comics #1 (Timely, 1941) CGC Apparent VF7.5 Moderate (P) Cream to off-white pages. One of the most famous comic covers of all combines with the origin and first appearance of the title character to make this #7 in Overstreet’s ranking of the 100 most valuable comic books (and behind only Marvel Comics #1 in the Timely department). There’s no villain quite as evil as Adolf Hitler, of course, but in the fictional department you can’t get much more fiendish than the Red Skull, who also debuts. And don’t forget Cap’s loyal sidekick Bucky Barnes who also appears inside. Creative geniuses Joe Simon and Jack Kirby drew the origin story, while the cover is a solo effort by Kirby. CGC notes, “Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, cleaned, reinforced.” Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $10,000; VG 4.0 value = $20,000; FN 6.0 value = $30,000; VF 8.0 value = $70,000.

91287 Captain America Comics #2 (Timely, 1941) CGC VF- 7.5 Cream to off-white pages. We have yet to offer an unrestored copy nicer than this one! The issue is one of Overstreet’s Top 50 Golden Age books, and the cover has great appeal — it’s similar to the cover of #1 and a classic in its own right! Joe Simon is credited with the cover art. While spoiling Hitler’s plans for world domination, Cap debuts his round shield which he still wields to this day. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $13,690. CGC census 1/12: 5 in 7.5, 9 higher.
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91290 Captain America Comics #65 Davis Crippen (“D” Copy) pedigree (Timely, 1948) CGC NM- 9.2 Cream to off-white pages. The only copy graded above 8.5 by CGC to date. From the interesting period near the end of the series’ run when the covers crossed over to other genres. Syd Shores cover. Overstreet 2011 NM9.2 value = $3,100. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.2, none higher.

91288 Captain America Comics #5 (Timely, 1941) CGC VF- 7.5 Cream to off-white pages. Jack Kirby was strangely adept at portraying scenes of grotesque Nazi characters committing vile acts of torture in dens, dungeons, pits, caves, and the like. Here “King” Kirby pencils and Syd Shores inks a morbidly enticing cover that’s pure WWII Timely. Hey, is that the Red Skull in the center of the big prize wheel? Feast your eyes upon this amazing copy. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $6,315. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 7.5, 7 higher. 91291 Captain Marvel Adventures #nn (#1) (Fawcett, 1941) CGC FR/GD 1.5 Cream to offwhite pages. A book that’s all but nonexistent in high grade because of the poor cover stock. Captain Marvel vs. Dr. Sivana in a story by Joe Simon. C. C. Beck cover. Jack Kirby art. CGC notes, “Cover detached. One piece of tape on cover. One tape stain on cover.” Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $3,000. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 1.5, 9 higher.

91293 Cheerios Premiums #Y1 Donald Duck’s Atom Bomb (Walt Disney Productions, 1947) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. “Donald Duck’s Atom Bomb” a story that Disney banned the reprinting of for many years. Huey, Dewey, and Louie appear. Carl Buettner cover. Carl Barks art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,175. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.8, none higher.

91289 Captain America Comics #54 (Timely, 1946) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. Human Torch story. Alex Schomburg bondage cover. Carmine Infantino, Mike Sekowsky, and Al Avison art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,114. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.5, 6 higher.

91294 Classic Comics #1 The Three Musketeers - First Edition (Elliott, 1941) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. This is the best copy we’ve ever offered of the Original Edition. The issue is a Gerber “7”, and it seems that the white strip along the spine is the downfall of many a copy. Not so with this pedigree specimen, however. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $3,314. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 7.5, 4 higher.

91292 Captain Marvel Adventures #38 Mile High pedigree (Fawcett, 1944) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. The historic Edgar Church collection produced some of the nicest Golden Age comics to ever surface, and this stunning copy is certainly proof. C. C. Beck provided cover and story art in the issue, which has Mr. Mind making an appearance. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $700. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.
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91295 Classic Comics #3 The Count of Monte Cristo — Mile High pedigree (Elliott Publishing, 1942) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. The distinctive penciled Mile High code graces this copy of the original edition. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $947. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.0, none higher.

91299 Crime Does Not Pay #24 (Lev Gleason, 1942) CGC VG- 3.5 Off-white pages. This third issue of the title is the second most valuable crime comic according to Overstreet. Rated “scarce” by Overstreet and a “7” by Gerber, it features the origin and first appearance of Mr. Crime. While violent covers like this one by Charles Biro would become a common sight a few years later, this one’s especially notable considering the 1942 publication date. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $600. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 3.5, 14 higher. 91297 Classic Comics #14 Westward Ho! First Edition (Gilberton, 1943) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white pages. This is quite possibly the rarest of all the Classic Comics/Classics Illustrated issues, the only one to be noted as a Gerber “8”. Timely Golden Age artist Allen Simon contributed the cover and interior art for this early issue. It’s hard to believe this copy’s not from one of the famed pedigrees - it sits alone atop CGC’s latest census. Only three first edition copies have garnered grades nicer than FN+ 6.5! Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $2,900. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.2, none higher.

91296 Classic Comics #8 Arabian Nights First Edition (Gilberton, 1943) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. Lillian Chestney provided one of the most distinctive covers in this famous series for this issue and also contributed interior art. It’s a super-tough issue to find in high grades - CGC has certified just three copies of the first edition nicer than VF 8.0 to date and only this remarkable beauty in a grade nicer than NM- 9.2! One of a kind? Quite possibly! Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $2,325. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.8, none higher.

91298 The Comics #1 (Dell, 1937) CGC VF+ 8.5 Cream to off-white pages. The new medium of “comic books” was really taking off, so Dell followed up Popular Comics and The Funnies with this third anthology series reprinting popular newspaper strips of the day. Tom Mix made his first comic book appearance here, and Wash Tubbs and Myra North both begin lengthy runs. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,197; VF/ NM 9.0 value = $2,049. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 8.5, 1 higher.

91300 Crypt of Terror #17 Gaines File pedigree 10/10 (EC, 1950) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. The first New Trend EC comic issue to hit the newsstands, this is one of Overstreet’s Top Ten Horror Books. It’s also the first issue of the series. Johnny Craig cover. Overstreet 2011 NM9.2 value = $5,200. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.4, 4 higher.

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91301 Daredevil Comics #11 (Lev Gleason, 1942) CGC FN 6.0 Cream to off-white pages. Electrocution and hanging panels. Classic bondage and torture cover by Charles Biro. Biro, Bob Montana, and Dick Briefer art. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $900. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.0, 5 higher.

91302 Daredevil Comics #22 Mile High pedigree (Lev Gleason, 1944) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. Charles Biro cover art. Claw backup story. Overstreet 2011 VF/ NM 9.0 value = $461; NM- 9.2 value = $650. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.0, none higher.

91303 Daredevil Comics #39 Mile High pedigree (Lev Gleason, 1946) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Daredevil goes after an “evil clown” on this dynamic Charles Biro cover. It’s another Mile High keeper, looking as fresh as the day Edgar Church paid his dime and took it home! Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $460. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

91304 Daredevil Comics #44 Mile High pedigree (Lev Gleason, 1947) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. With his identity revealed, Daredevil finds trouble waiting for him, in this Charles Biro cover. Another super-sharp copy from the collection of Edgar Church. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $360. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

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91305 Detective Comics #27 (DC, 1939) CGC GD 2.0 Off-white pages. Awe-inspiring in any grade, and CGC has certified just 24 “Universal” label copies to date. The issue was published a year after Action #1, but the two issues are neck and neck for the title of “Most Revered Comic Issue Ever” — and the value keeps climbing every year. Just check our archives! For those of you who just landed, it’s the first appearance of Batman and of Commissioner Gordon, and the beginning of an historical run that’s continued to this day in comics, TV, movies, and other media. Co-creator Bob Kane did the cover and contributed story art, as did Joe Shuster and Fred Guardineer. CGC notes, “2 pieces of tape on interior spine of cover.” Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $80,000. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 2.0, 21 higher.

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91306 Detective Comics #33 (DC, 1939) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. The Caped Crusader’s fourth cover appearance has him strapping on a gun, a rare sight for the character who would rather use his wits, gadgets, and fists to bring in the bad guys. This exceptional issue also features the first-ever origin of the Batman, in a two-page introduction that would be reprinted many times over the years. You can see why this is currently #12 on Overstreet’s list of the top 100 comic books! This solid VF copy displays beautifully, with vivid cover colors and an overall sharp, well-centered appearance. Bob Kane cover and art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $42,000. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.0, 3 higher.

Session One, Auction #7054 | Wednesday, February 22, 2012 | 12:00PM ET

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91307 Detective Comics #36 (DC, 1940) CGC GD/VG 3.0 Cream pages. We hadn’t offered a blue-label copy of this book since we sold the Davis Crippen “D” copies some six years ago. This early Batman appearance also has the origin and first appearance of Doctor Hugo Strange, whom Overstreet calls Batman’s first major villain. Followers of Bat-firsts will be interested to note that in the story itself, Batman dons his distinctive finned gloves for the first time. CGC notes, “Tape along entire spine. Tape on 1st wrap.” Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $1,200; VG 4.0 value = $2,400. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 3.0, 11 higher.

91310 Detective Comics #56 Twilight pedigree (DC, 1941) CGC VF+ 8.5 Cream to offwhite pages. Half page ad for Star Spangled Comics #1. Bob Kane cover. Kane and Jerry Robinson art. A very nice copy, with just a hint of wear along the dark spine. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,402; VF/NM 9.0 value = $2,401. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, 4 higher.

91312 Detective Comics #64 (DC, 1942) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. Joe Simon and Jack Kirby introduced their most famous DC creation, the Boy Commandos, in this important issue. Jerry Robinson provided the cover art, and with Bob Kane, the Joker story inside. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $1,200; VF 8.0 value = $2,800. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.0, 4 higher. From the Ben Novack, Jr. Estate Collection.

91308 Detective Comics #37 (DC, 1940) CGC GD/VG 3.0 Off-white to white pages. Last solo Batman story in Detective. Bob Kane cover. Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $1,000; VG 4.0 value = $2,000. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 3.0, 13 higher. 91311 Detective Comics #57 (DC, 1941) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. This fantastic early Detective is a joy to behold. It’s not a pedigree comic but has the same deep, vivid colors and sharp appearance of any “name” book. The cover by Bob Kane is “smashing” to say the least. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $3,100. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.2, 1 higher.

91313 Detective Comics #74 San Francisco pedigree (DC, 1943) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. The only copy graded above 9.2 and one of just two graded above 7.5! This is the first Tweedledum and Tweedledee cover and story. The cover art featuring Batman and Robin is by the late great Jerry Robinson. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $2,300. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.

91309 Detective Comics #37 (DC, 1940) CGC Apparent VF- 7.5 Moderate (P) Cream to offwhite pages. Last solo Batman story in Detective. Bob Kane cover. CGC notes, “Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, cover cleaned, reinforced.” Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $1,000; VG 4.0 value = $2,000; FN 6.0 value = $3,000; VF 8.0 value = $7,600.

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91314 Detective Comics #75 San Francisco pedigree (DC, 1943) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. This wartime comic has the Boy Commandos in action, drawn by the best artistic team around, Simon and Kirby. As for Batman and Robin, they take on the Robber Baron, a villain who commits robberies at high altitudes. The issue’s cover is by Jerry Robinson; the interior art on the Batman story is by Jack Burnley. This stunning pedigreed copy is currently at the top of the CGC census for the issue. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $2,300. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.

91316 Detective Comics #89 Rockford pedigree (DC, 1944) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Another highest-graded pedigreed Bat-book! Acclaimed Bat-artist Dick Sprang drew this issue’s cover, which features the second appearance of the swashbuckling lawbreaker The Cavalier of Crime. On a sadder note, it also features the very last Crimson Avenger story of the Golden Age. The Boy Commandos also appear. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,650. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.

91318 Detective Comics #111 Twilight pedigree (DC, 1946) CGC NM+ 9.6 Cream to off-white pages. Batman gets down to business in this Win Mortimer cover. Mortimer, George Roussos and Curt Swan story art. Includes a certificate of authenticity from Twilight Book and Game Emporium. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,225. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.6, none higher.

91315 Detective Comics #75 (DC, 1943) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. This wartime comic has the Boy Commandos in action, drawn by the best artistic team around, Simon and Kirby. As for Batman and Robin, they take on the Robber Baron, a villain who commits robberies at high altitudes. The issue’s cover is by Jerry Robinson; the interior art on the Batman story is by Jack Burnley. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $947; VF/ NM 9.0 value = $1,624. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 8.5, 1 higher.

91319 Detective Comics #115 Big Apple pedigree (DC, 1946) CGC NM+ 9.6 White 91317 Detective Comics #103 Rockford pages. Taking a close look at this copy will pedigree (DC, 1945) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white remove any doubt about the 9.6 grade! Batman to white pages. This issue’s intriguing “Sphinx” cover by Win Mortimer. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 cover by Dick Sprang was showcased in the value = $1,225. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.6, none groundbreaking book about comics, All In Color higher. for a Dime. Story art by George Roussos, Jack Burnley, and Charles Paris. A beautiful pedigree copy, which includes a certificate of authenticity. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,225. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.6, none higher.

Session One, Auction #7054 | Wednesday, February 22, 2012 | 12:00PM ET

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91322 Detective Comics #170 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1951) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. By far the best copy of the issue we’ve ever offered. DC superhero books from this preSilver Age era can be tricky to find in any grade, so why not go right to the best? Batman cover by Win Mortimer. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,050. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.

91320 Detective Comics #121 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1947) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Batman and Robin find a somewhat unusual way to fight crime on this Jack Burnley cover. Curt Swan provided art on the Boy Commandos story, and Edgar Church provided this can’t-miss copy, as part of his original Mile High collection. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,175. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher. 91323 Detective Comics #176 Spokane pedigree (DC, 1951) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Batman cover by Win Mortimer. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,050. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.

91325 Detective Comics #225 (DC, 1955) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Cream to off-white pages. Although Showcase #4 is generally credited with kicking off the Silver Age, this issue featuring the origin and first appearance of J’onn J’onzz, preceded it by nearly one full year and can arguably claim to be the first Silver Age comic. It’s a tough find in high grade — CGC has certified just two copies nicer than VF 8.0 to date. For consistency sake, we include any comic issued before 1956 in our Golden Age section, in case you were wondering! Win Mortimer did the cover, and another longtime Batman artist, Sheldon Moldoff contributed story art. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $1,230; VF 8.0 value = $3,700. CGC census 1/12: 10 in 7.0, 11 higher.

91321 Detective Comics #152 Twilight pedigree (DC, 1949) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Cream to off-white pages. Vicki Vale is featured on this Jim Mooney cover. Last installment of the longrunning Slam Bradley feature. Bob Kane, Charles Paris, Howard Sherman, and Carmine Infantino art. CGC notes, “Light tanning edges interior front and back cover.” Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $777; NM- 9.2 value = $1,100. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.0, none higher.

91324 Detective Comics #197 Double Cover (DC, 1953) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white pages. Batman and Robin cover by Win Mortimer. PowWow Smith and Robotman backup stories. Dick Sprang, Charles Paris, and Joe Certa interior art. CGC notes, “First cover 8.5, interior cover 9.2.” Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,000. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.2, none higher.

91326 Eerie #1 (Avon, 1947) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white pages. The first all-horror comic, this is a book we didn’t think we’d ever see in this grade! A remarkable copy. While moonlight terror scenes like this issue’s bondage cover would be standard fare from about 1950 on, this issue did it first. Interestingly, Joe Kubert was among the contributors to the book. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $8,500. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.2, none higher. From the Al Dellinges Collection.

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91327 Exciting Comics #9 (Nedor, 1941) CGC FN- 5.5 Off-white pages. The best copy we’ve ever offered of a really tough book, the first appearance of the Black Terror! The character, who later starred in his own book, benefited from one of the most striking costumes of the Golden Age. One of Overstreet’s Top 100 Golden Age books. Bondage cover by Elmer Wexler. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $2,916. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 5.5, 4 higher.

91331 Fighting Yank #11 (Nedor Publications, 1945) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. Alex Schomburg gives comic readers another masterpiece with this bondage cover, featuring a gorgeous blonde about to be rescued by the Fighting Yank. In the background, there are some hooded villains that look like they could have come right off the cover of Suspense Comics #3. Overstreet notes that this issue has an appearance of the Oracle. To date, this is the highest CGC-graded copy of this issue. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $825. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher. 91329 Famous Funnies #1 (Eastern Color, 1934) CGC VG 4.0 Off-white pages. This was the first issue of the first comic book series sold to the general public through newsstand distribution. It would run for more than twenty years. Like all early comic books, this contained comic strip reprints, featuring Mutt and Jeff, Tailspin Tommy, and Joe Palooka. This comic is currently ranked in the top 100 of Overstreet’s list of the most valuable Golden Age comics; the only reason it’s not much higher is that while most comics have NMprices listed in the Guide, no NM- copy of this is known to exist. To date, only a handful of copies have received higher grades than this one. The issue is a Gerber “9” or “Very Rare,” so we wouldn’t advise waiting for another one to come along! Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $6,200. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 4.0, 7 higher.

91328 Famous Funnies: A Carnival of Comics #nn (Eastern Color, 1933) CGC FN- 5.5 Cream pages. It would be years before Action Comics #1 would usher in the Golden Age of Comics in 1938. That’s what makes this 1933 giveaway, packaged by legendary publisher M. C. Gaines, so significant; virtually every comic book ever published came after this one. In fact, only one came before this milestone book. Overstreet considers this book to be “very rare” and Gerber’s Photo-Journal gives it an 8 or “rare.” CGC notes, “7 small puzzles filled in with pencil.” Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $1,623. CGC census 1/12: 7 in 5.5, 11 higher.

91330 Fight Comics #31 (Fiction House, 1944) CGC FN 6.0 Cream to off-white pages. Don’t let the modest Overstreet value fool you, as this tends to sell well over Guide. A beheading with a machete is pretty powerful stuff to appear on this Joe Doolin cover, cited as a classic by Overstreet. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $348. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 6.0, 9 higher.

91332 Flash Comics #5 Nova Scotia pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. This pedigree copy is surpassed by only one other in CGC’s current census. The early DC superhero vehicle has Sheldon Moldoff cover art, with story art by Moldoff, E. E. Hibbert, and Harry Lampert. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $4,339; NM- 9.2 value = $6,200. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.0, 1 higher.

Session One, Auction #7054 | Wednesday, February 22, 2012 | 12:00PM ET

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91335 Four Color #159 Donald Duck (Dell, 1947) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. Donald and his nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie have a run-in with the “Ghost of the Grotto” by Carl Barks (story and art). Carl Von Buettner contributed the cover. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,529; NM- 9.2 value = $2,300. CGC census 1/12: 5 in 9.0, 4 higher.

91336 Four Color #178 Donald Duck (Dell, 1947) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Cream to offwhite pages. This issue features the story “Christmas on Bear Mountain,” but is more notable for containing the first appearance of Uncle Scrooge McDuck. With this and his subsequent appearances, Uncle Scrooge was on his way to becoming a worldwide phenomenon. Not only did Carl Barks’ creation become wildly popular in the US, but he also soon acquired a huge international following that continues to this day throughout Europe and other far-flung regions of the globe. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $2,056; NM- 9.2 value = $3,100. CGC census 1/12: 7 in 9.0, 5 higher. 91337 Four Color #386 Uncle Scrooge (Dell, 1952) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. Featuring the story “Only A Poor Old Man” by Carl Barks, this would be the very first cover appearance of Uncle Scrooge. This was also the first of three starring appearances in the Four Color title for the miserly duck. Donald, Huey, Dewey, and Louie appear as well, to help ease the old duck into stardom. The cover and interior art are by quintessential “Duck Man” Carl Barks. Considered to be the the first issue of the Uncle Scrooge series. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $3,310; NM- 9.2 value = $5,000. CGC census 1/12: 13 in 9.0, 11 higher.

91333 Flash Comics #24 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1941) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. E. E. Hibbard’s kooky “Spider-Man from Mars” cover is one of our favorites, and it never looked as good as it does on this choice Edgar Church copy. It’s interesting to note the “Let’s Go! U. S. A.” logo in the bottom left corner, as this December, 1941-dated issue actually hit the stands before the bombing of Pearl Harbor! Sheldon Moldoff and Harry Lampert provided story art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $3,750. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

91338 Gunfighter #14 Mile High pedigree (EC, 1950) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Johnny Craig bondage cover. Last issue of the series before the title changed to Haunt of Fear. Craig, Wally Wood, and Graham Ingels art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $575. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.6, none higher.

91334 Flash Comics #86 (DC, 1947) CGC VF- 7.5 White pages. It’s the first appearance of the Black Canary! That longtime DC regular debuts in the Johnny Thunder feature, and when we first see her she’s persuading a lovestruck Johnny to steal for her! It’s left in doubt whether she’s a villainess or a heroine, as the people she steals from are shown to be crooks themselves. The issue also boasts a Hawkman story with Joe Kubert art and cover art by Lee Elias. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,950. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 7.5, 2 higher. From the Al Dellinges Collection.

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91339 The Human Torch #5 (Timely, 1941) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Cream to off-white pages. Human Torch versus Sub-Mariner battles rarely disappointed, and the scene drawn by Alex Schomburg here certainly doesn’t — check out Namor’s awesome vehicle! Note that this is the second of two issue #5s. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $1,866; VF 8.0 value = $4,541. CGC census 1/12: 5 in 7.0, 6 higher.

91342 Jackpot Comics #1 (MLJ, 1941) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white to white pages. This title brought together the most popular heroes from MLJ’s other books, namely Steel Sterling (from Zip Comics), Mr. Justice (Blue Ribbon Comics), the Black Hood (Top-Notch Comics), and Sergeant Boyle (Pep Comics). The cover art is by Charles Biro, who also drew the Steel Sterling story inside the book. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $2,282. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.5, 2 higher.

91345 Marvel Mystery Comics #5 (Timely, 1940) CGC GD+ 2.5 Brittle pages. Gerber and Overstreet both rate this issue as “scarce”, and the cover by Alex Schomburg is considered a classic. Contents include the Human Torch by Carl Burgos, the Angel by Paul Gustavson, and the Sub-Mariner by Bill Everett. Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $2,700. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 2.5, 12 higher.

91340 Jackie Robinson #nn Crowley Copy pedigree (Fawcett, 1950) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Cream to off-white pages. The man who broke baseball’s color barrier got his own comic here. This is the only copy graded above 7.5 by CGC as of this writing. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,061; NM- 9.2 value = $1,500. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.0, none higher.

91343 March of Comics #41 Donald Duck File Copy (K. K. Publications Inc., 1949) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. Donald Duck in “Race to the South Seas.” Uncle Scrooge appearance. Walt Kelly cover. Carl Barks story and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $5,200. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.2, 1 higher.

91341 Jackie Robinson #4 Crowley Copy pedigree (Fawcett, 1950) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Offwhite pages. An iconic photographic image of Jackie Robinson, sliding into home plate, fronts this impeccable copy from the Crowley Collection. This book is simply in amazing condition for being more than 60 years old. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $700. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.8, none higher.

91344 Marvel Mystery Comics #2 (Timely, 1939) CGC Apparent VG- 3.5 Moderate (P) Offwhite to white pages. Second appearance of the Human Torch. Claire Moe cover featuring the original Angel. CGC notes, “Restoration includes: tear seals, spine splits sealed, cleaned, reinforced.” Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $3,200; VG 4.0 value = $6,400.

91346 Marvel Mystery Comics #9 (Timely, 1940) CGC VG 4.0 Cream to off-white pages. Timely/Atlas/Marvel has always been about epic battles, but the Human Torch and SubMariner’s tussles in the day took the cake! One such matchup began in this issue and took two issues to complete! It’s the most valuable issue in the illustrious run, outside of #1 (when the title was just Marvel Comics), and there’s good reason — an Overstreet “scarce” and Gerber “7”, a classic Alex Schomburg cover, and the battle royal between two superheroes, plus story art by Bill Everett, Carl Burgos, and Paul Gustavson. CGC notes, “1 piece of tape on interior cover.” Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $8,400. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 4.0, 14 higher.

Session One, Auction #7054 | Wednesday, February 22, 2012 | 12:00PM ET

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91347 Marvel Mystery Comics 132-Page Issue with Variant Interior (Timely, 1943) CGC FN+ 6.5 Cream to off-white pages. At the top of many Timely collectors’ wish lists is this super-rarity from 1943. CGC has certified just five copies to date, with this being the highest-graded copy so far (the others top out at VG+ 4.5). The back cover of this copy is remarkable — naturally a blank surface is eminently smudgeable and every other copy we’ve seen has clearly shown how many hands have handled it — no such problem here! In general, this copy has survived as well as one could ever hope for a comic this thick. We have previously offered two uncertified copies of the issue: one in 2006 in VG+ that realized $28,680; and another uncertified copy in 4.0 in 2007. This is a giant 132-page square bound, with blank inside covers. The interior features Captain America Comics #22 and Marvel Mystery Comics #41 in their entirety. According to Overstreet and CGC, these contents represent a variant, though every copy that has passed through our hands has the contents mentioned above. Alex Schomburg’s cover is just another reason to covet this one. Overstreet does not yet list values for the “variant” copies. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.5, none higher. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.5, none higher. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.5, none higher. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.5, none higher. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.5, none higher.
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91348 Mickey Mouse Magazine #1 (K. K. Publications/ Western Publishing Co., 1935) Condition: VF+. Easily the best copy we’ve ever seen of this key issue, one of Overstreet’s Top 100 Golden Age books. It was only a matter of time after the smash success of Steamboat Willie that its animated star, Mickey Mouse, would be crowding the newsstands with his own magazine. And with this first issue, chock full of colorful images of Mickey, Donald, and all the gang, the Mickey Mouse Magazine really started with a bang. Eventually, it would “devolve” down to comic book size, and even be replaced with Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories, but at first, this gigantic 10.25” x 13.25” publication was in every well-read kid’s collection. This clean copy has survived the years far better than most, with supple pages, and only minor cover wear. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $9,200; VF/NM 9.0 value = $19,000.

91350 More Fun Comics #70 (DC, 1941) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. The lineup of characters in this issue includes Doctor Fate (Howard Sherman art), the Spectre (by Bernard Baily), and the Radio Squad (written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Fred Ray). Also of note is the last installment of the Lance Larkin backup feature. The cover is by Sherman. Only one other copy has been graded higher by CGC to date. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $4,500. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.2, 1 higher.

91351 Namora #1 (Timely, 1948) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white to white pages. Sub-Mariner backup story. Ken Bald cover. Bill Everett story and art. Syd Shores art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,759. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 7.5, 7 higher.

91349 Military Comics #24 San Francisco pedigree (Quality, 1943) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. One terrific cover by Alex Kotzky; and the San Francisco collection offers an unbelievably lovely copy that’s alone at the top of CGC’s current census for the issue. If you can find a blemish on this book, we have a needle in a haystack contest you might be interested in. The Blackhawk fighting team found success in multiple wars, skirmishes, comic book titles, and publishers, encompassing four full decades and part of another. Pretty impressive for a non-Superman, non-Batman hero. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $700. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.

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91352 New Fun Comics #1 (DC, 1935) Condition: Apparent VG-. This is the first DC comic book, and it’s currently #37 in Overstreet’s ranking of the most valuable comics, which is even more impressive considering that Overstreet doesn’t list a NM- or even a VF/ NM value for the issue (the VG value is higher than the likes of Adventure #40). Once you’ve decided you can afford one, you need to find one — no easy task for a book ranked among the 50 rarest Golden Age comics by Comic Book Marketplace. A very significant issue in comic book history, this is “the prototype of the modern comic in that it featured an anthology format of continuing characters and original rather than reprinted material,” as Overstreet once put it. The first-ever tabloid-sized comic, it measures 10.5” x 15” (and is too large to be encapsulated by CGC). It started a series which became More Fun Comics. The restoration includes color touch, a taped spine, and small pieces of tape on a number of interior pages. This copy has some penciled numbers on the back cover and a horizontal crease through the book from being folded in half. Since this issue’s got lots of coupons and a number of cut-out features meant for kids to use their scissors on, there can’t be many other complete copies in existence of this rarity. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $14,858.

91353 New Fun Comics #6 (DC, 1935) Condition: Apparent GD. This was named one of the 50 rarest Golden Age books by Overstreet for good reason! We haven’t seen a copy in six years. This is just the sixth comic issue DC published, period (they hadn’t yet added a second title), and it’s notable for being the first installment of Siegel and Shuster’s Dr. Occult, a strip that would eventually introduce the famous Superman prototype in More Fun #14. This copy has brittle page edges. Amateur restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals. Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $3,500.

91355 Red Raven Comics #1 (Timely, 1940) CGC Apparent VF- 7.5 Slight (P) Cream to off-white pages. One of Overstreet’s top 100 Golden Age books, this marked the first time the name “Jack Kirby” was signed to a comic (the artist, whose real name was Jacob Kurtzberg, had previously used other pseudonyms). This was just Timely’s fourth title, trailing only Marvel (Mystery), Daring Mystery, and Mystic... and there never was a second issue of Red Raven. Most surviving copies of this book have restoration of some kind. When Heritage previously offered this copy in 2002, it was certified 8.0 and as a Kansas City pedigree copy; CGC chose to drop the “Kansas City” certification when the book was re-submitted. A very tough Timely! Cover art by Kirby. Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $1,250; VG 4.0 value = $2,500; FN 6.0 value = $3,750; VF 8.0 value = $9,400.

91354 Prize Comics #7 (Prize, 1940) CGC Apparent FN 6.0 Slight (A) Off-white pages. Overstreet calls this one “scarce” and we have only offered two different copies in ten years (this one and the Mile High). This issue has the first appearances of Frankenstein and the Green Lama, both of whom later had their own series. The Black Owl is the cover feature. This one is also sought after by Simon and Kirby completists, as that duo contributed to the issue. CGC notes, “Restoration includes: small amount of glue on spine of cover at staples.” Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $232; VG 4.0 value = $464; FN 6.0 value = $696.

91356 Red Ryder Victory Patrol #nn (Dell, 1943) CGC VF+ 8.5 Cream to off-white pages. Langendorf Bread promotional comic. Manufactured with three-page wraparound cover membership kit. CGC notes, “Membership kit 3.5.” Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,242; VF/ NM 9.0 value = $2,121.

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91357 Sensation Comics #1 (DC, 1942) CGC Apparent VF 8.0 Extensive (P) Off-white to white pages. The Amazon princess had made her initial appearance a month before in All Star Comics #8, with the origin continued in this issue. The title was obviously created to showcase Wonder Woman, and she starred in it for 10 years, even while she was starring in her own title, which was launched a few months after this. Included here was also the origin and first appearance of Wildcat, Mr. Terrific, and the Gay Ghost. H. G. Peter cover, with Peter, Sheldon Moldoff, Irwin Hasen, and Howard Purcell story art. CGC notes, “Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, cover cleaned, interior lightened, reinforced.” Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $2,950; VG 4.0 value = $5,900; FN 6.0 value = $8,850; VF 8.0 value = $22,000.

91361 Star Ranger #5 (Centaur, 1937) CGC VF 8.0 Light tan to off-white pages. Fred Schwab 4th of July flag cover. Fred Guardineer art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $538. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.0, none higher.

91359 The Spirit #21 Mile High pedigree (Quality, 1950) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. The penultimate Quality issue, with a Will Eisner “P’Gell” cover that’s tough to beat. Three Eisner Spirit reprints make up the interior as well, making this one of the most desirable issues of the run. Add to that the luster that only Edgar Church’s personal copy can bring, and you’ve got yourself one heckuva comic book, buddy! Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $700. CGC census 9/11: 1 in 9.4, none higher. From the Chuck Rozanski Collection.

91358 Shield-Wizard Comics #11 Rockford pedigree (MLJ, 1943) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. A sensational cover by Irv Novick is shown impeccably on this near-perfect copy. MLJ/Archie Publications would soon abandon superheroes to concentrate on humor-themed books, but there was no indication here that the Shield was on his way out. A brilliant copy from a high-grade pedigree. Overstreet 2011 NM9.2 value = $1,550. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.2, 1 higher.

91360 The Spirit (weekly newspaper insert) 8/3/52 (Will Eisner, 1952) CGC NM+ 9.6 Offwhite to white pages. This issue is considered “Rare” by Overstreet. Yes, that’s Wally Wood art, on one of the Moon stories just two months from the end of the run. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $575. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.

91362 Star Spangled Comics #9 (DC, 1942) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Jack Kirby and Joe Simon were really coming into their own at DC during this time period. This book is 70 years old and is in straight Near Mint, with snow white pages. A book of this vintage in this condition just does not come along every day, and this is the highest-graded of just a handful of copies certified by CGC to date. The Newsboy Legion and the Guardian get the cover appearance, taking care of a standard Kirby criminal. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $2,600. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

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91363 Star Spangled Comics #14 Rockford pedigree (DC, 1942) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white pages. “The Meanest Man on Earth” cover, featuring the Newsboy Legion and the Guardian by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Star Spangled Kid, Robotman, and the Tarantula also appear. A beautiful pedigreed comic with a near-flawless black-background cover. Overstreet 2011 NM9.2 value = $1,900. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.2, 1 higher.

91365 Star Spangled Comics #21 Rockford pedigree (DC, 1943) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. The Newsboy Legion go to sea in this patriotic cover, credited to Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Star-Spangled Kid, Liberty Belle, and Robotman round out the issue. Another pretty copy from the Rockford pedigree, this one being the top book on CGC’s current census report. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,600. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

91367 Star Spangled Comics #26 Rockford pedigree (DC, 1943) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. This sharp, pedigree book features a tense tableau on the cover, by the great team of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. The Guardian and the Newsboy Legion were really hitting their stride at this point in this series’ run. Bright and glossy, this Golden Age classic won’t disappoint. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,130; NM9.2 value = $1,600. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.0, 1 higher.

91368 Star Spangled Comics #27 “D” Copy pedigree (DC, 1943) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. Jack Kirby “turns on the heat” with this Newsboy Legion “fireman” cover, which is signed as Simon and Kirby. This “D” Copy example is the current census champ at CGC, and looks extremely fresh. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,600. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.4, none higher.

91364 Star Spangled Comics #17 Mile High pedigree - Double Cover (DC, 1943) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. A book in this condition, from the Edgar Church collection, and with white pages and fantastic cover colors... under normal circumstances, those factors alone would make this a dream comic. But on top of all that, this has that rare (and sought-after) binding quirk known as the double cover. And we haven’t even gotten to the fact that the best artist duo around, Simon and Kirby, drew a Newsboy Legion story in the book. Simon & Kirby also drew the cover scene, as beleaguered superguy the Guardian once again has his hands full with the ever-pugnacious newsboys. CGC notes, “first cover 9.0, interior cover 9.6.” As of this writing, only one copy of this issue has been graded higher by CGC. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,900. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.6, 1 higher.

91366 Star Spangled Comics #26 San Francisco pedigree (DC, 1943) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. If there’s one pedigree that rivals the legendary Mile High collection in quality, it’s this one. The grade and page quality here say it all! Joe Simon and Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,600. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.8, none higher.

91369 Star Spangled Comics #30 San Francisco pedigree (DC, 1944) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Jack Kirby and Arturo Cazeneuve are credited with this Simon and Kirby-signed cover, which has the Guardian literally popping off the page! A superb copy from the Tom Reilly San Francisco collection, and CGC’s current census topper. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $950. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.

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91370 Star Spangled Comics #55 Big Apple pedigree (DC, 1946) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. This might literally be the nicest copy of any Golden Age book we’ve ever laid eyes on. Look at our enlargeable scan online, and you can also find the 9.8 Mile High in our online archives — you’ll find tiny things to nitpick on that book if you’re ultracritical, but we dare you to find one here. Simon and Kirby’s Newsboy Legion is featured. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $675. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.8, none higher.

91373 Star Spangled Comics #74 Rockford pedigreed (DC, 1947) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. Robin vs. the Clock, as featured on this cover by Jim Mooney. Art by Mooney, Jimmy Thompson, Win Mortimer, and Fred Ray. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $965. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, 1 higher.

91371 Star Spangled Comics #65 (DC, 1947) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Offwhite to white pages. Robin begins a run with a cover appearance by Win Mortimer. Mortimer art. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,937; NM9.2 value = $2,750. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.0, 3 higher.

91374 Strange Adventures #1 (DC, 1950) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. Distinctive premiere issue’s cover featured an adaptation of Destination Moon, with a photo cover. There’s also the beginning of an adaptation of Edmond Hamilton’s “Chris KL-99” that would continue through issue #3, and the first Darwin Jones. Curt Swan, Howard Sherman, and Jim Mooney were among the interior artists. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,916; VF/NM 9.0 value = $3,908. CGC census 1/12: 8 in 8.5, 6 higher.

91375 Superboy #1 (DC, 1949) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. A thirty-year run began here for this enduring series which remained in publication even through those difficult pre-Silver Age days when superheroes were largely out of fashion. In the early days of this title, there were no super-powered villains (young Lex Luthor, etc.) and Superboy wasn’t whisked off to the future to join the Legion of Super-Heroes every three hours. Instead, less flashy (but well-written) tales were the order of the day, usually with a subtle moral for young readers. The Boy of Steel’s debut issue features a Wayne Boring cover and John Sikela art. This is a nice, bright copy, with a vivid yellow background that really shows off the red and blue of Superman’s costume. Only one other copy has been certified higher by CGC to date. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $11,158; NM- 9.2 value = $16,000. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.0, 1 higher.

91372 Star Spangled Comics #73 Rockford pedigree (DC, 1947) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. Robin cover by Win Mortimer. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,000. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.4, 1 higher.

91376 Superboy #13 (DC, 1951) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. Boy, what a super book! John Sikela cover and art. Curt Swan art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,275. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.2, none higher.
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91377 Superman #1 (DC, 1939) CGC Apparent VF- 7.5 Extensive (P) Off-white to white pages. This much sought-after key is currently ranked #4 on Overstreet’s list of the most valuable Golden Age books. Yet in terms of significance, you could argue that only Action Comics #1 is more important in the history of the medium. That’s because Superman #1 represents the first time that a character created for comic books was given his own series, at a time when the medium featured anthology series, strip reprints, etc. The cover by Joe Shuster is a famous image, and the back cover pin-up is the first one in the history of comics! Of course, kids couldn’t resist cutting this out to hang it up, that’s why this book, despite a documented print run of one million copies, is so difficult to find intact. It’s worth noting that unrestored copies with comparable eye appeal are all but unheard-of: among unrestored copies certified to date, only two match or exceed this numerical grade. This professionally restored specimen is one to show off not only to other hobbyists, but to everyone who appreciates the significance of the character in American popular culture. CGC notes, “Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, cleaned, re-glossed.” Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $33,333; VG 4.0 value = $66,667; FN 6.0 value = $100,000; VF 8.0 value = $240,000.

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91378 Superman #2 (DC, 1939) CGC GD/ VG 3.0 Cream to off-white pages. Even modest grades of the early issues of this title draw plenty of attention, and very few have been certified with high grades. The cover and art by Joe Shuster and Paul Cassidy, with a story by Jerry Siegel. Contains a full-page ad for the 1939 New York’s World Fair edition. CGC notes, “Spine completely split and re-attached with tape on interior cover. Piece out of 22nd page, slightly affects story.” Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $2,133; VG 4.0 value = $4,266. CGC census 1/12: 5 in 3.0, 41 higher.

91380 Superman #6 (DC, 1940) CGC FN/VF 7.0 White pages. Features the first splash page to appear in a Superman comic. Text story by Gardner Fox. Joe Shuster cover. Jerry Siegel story. Jack Burnley art. CGC notes, “‘Joe Shuster’ written on cover in pen. ‘Jerry Siegel’ and ‘Joe Shuster’ written on first page in pen.” Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $1,233; VF 8.0 value = $2,877. CGC census 1/12: 7 in 7.0, 5 higher.

91383 Superman #23 (DC, 1943) CGC VF/ NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. Everyone’s in agreement — Jack Burnley’s cover is a “classic”. Superman co-creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster contributed to this issue, which shows up in grades this high less frequently than you might think. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $2,259; NM- 9.2 value = $3,200. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.0, 2 higher. 91381 Superman #7 (DC, 1940) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. This issue has the first appearance of Daily Planet editor Perry White, though his first name would not be revealed until issue #10 (and don’t call him Chief). Joe Shuster and Wayne Boring contributed art to the issue. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $2,877. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 8.0, 5 higher.

91379 Superman #3 (DC, 1940) CGC VG3.5 White pages. The first “white pages” copy we have offered. Joe Shuster cover and art. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $2,400. CGC census 1/12: 6 in 3.5, 46 higher.

91382 Superman #8 (DC, 1941) CGC VF7.5 Off-white to white pages. A nice-looking copy of one of the first ten issues of Superman is always a good find! Fred Ray provided cover art, while Joe Shuster and Wayne Boring handle story art. A full page ad for All Star Comics #3 is featured. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $2,600. CGC census 1/12: 6 in 7.5, 17 higher.

91384 Superman #26 (DC, 1944) CGC NM9.2 Off-white to white pages. Well, if it isn’t Josef Goebbels getting what’s coming to him on this great cover by Jack Burnley. This is the best copy of the issue we’ve ever seen, and if you dismiss that statement as mere (ahem) propaganda, check out our jumbo-size scan online! Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $4,200. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.2, none higher.
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91387 Superman #30 (DC, 1944) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. This special issue features the origin and first appearance of perennial nuisance Mr. Mxyztplk (later known as Mr. Mxyzptlk — much easier to pronounce). Jack Burnley provided the cover illustration, which features both the Man of Steel and his civilian counterpart alongside Lois Lane. Ira Yarbrough, Ed Dobrotka, and Henry Boltinoff art is featured inside. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,759; VF/ NM 9.0 value = $3,030. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 8.5, 8 higher. 91385 Superman #27 (DC, 1944) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. If high-grade Golden Age comics isn’t your thing, you’ve come to the wrong auction! Toyman appearance. Wayne Boring cover. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $2,250. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, 1 higher.

91389 Superman #36 (DC, 1945) CGC NM9.2 White pages. Mr. Mxyztplk appearance. Lois Lane cover by Wayne Boring. Ira Yarbrough art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,900. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.2, none higher.

91386 Superman #29 (DC, 1944) CGC VF/ NM 9.0 Cream to off-white pages. Patriotic cover by Wayne Boring. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,586; NM- 9.2 value = $2,250. CGC census 1/12: 7 in 9.0, 3 higher. 91388 Superman #35 Big Apple pedigree (DC, 1945) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Perhaps your only chance to see Supes with a handlebar mustache, as Jack Burnley portrays a dashing Lois Lane and Superman from the turn of the century on this issue’s cover. Ira Yarbrough and Ed Dobrotka contributed the interior art. A beautiful copy. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,900. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, 1 higher.

91390 Superman #40 (DC, 1946) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. White is the word! Astonishing white background cover and snow-white pages mark this copy. The issue has Mr. Mxyztplk and Susie appearances, and a Wayne Boring cover. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,900. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, 2 higher.

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91391 Superman #45 (DC, 1947) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. Lois Lane appears as Superwoman. Cover by Jack Burnley, with art by John Sikela. This is the highest-graded copy certified by CGC to date. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,550. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

91393 Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #1 (DC, 1954) CGC FN- 5.5 Off-white pages. Curt Swan and Ray Burnley cover and art. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $1,620. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 5.5, 5 higher.

91396 Top-Notch Comics #7 (MLJ, 1940) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. To understand why it’s a big deal that there’s a Shield crossover in the Wizard story, note that this was cover-dated just one month after Marvel Mystery #9, considered the first crossover in the history of comics! Edd Ashe cover. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $2,100. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.2, 1 higher.

91394 Survey #nn (Marvel, 1948) CGC VG 4.0 Off-white to white pages. We’ve seen exactly one copy of this ever, namely this same copy which we auctioned eight years ago. Aimed at advertisers, this pamphlet was devoted to the results of a survey showing that the comics of the Marvel Comic Group (sic) were kids’ favorites. Note the Harvey Kurtzman art! CGC notes, “From the collection of Dave Berg.” Not listed in Overstreet. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 4.0, none higher. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 4.0, none higher. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 4.0, none higher. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 4.0, none higher. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 4.0, none higher. 91392 Superman #46 (DC, 1947) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. If you think this grade’s unheard of for the time, you’re not far off! It’s certainly the only copy of this issue to garner a CGC grade so lofty. First mention of Superboy in this title (in flashback). Mr. Mxyztplk appearance. Wayne Boring cover. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,550. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.

91397 USA Comics #15 (Timely, 1945) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. One of Davis Crippen’s fine specimens barely misses out as the highest-graded copy of this Timely issue. Alex Schomburg cover. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $2,300. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.4, 1 higher.

91395 Tomahawk #1 Windy City pedigree (DC, 1950) CGC VF+ 8.5 Cream to off-white pages. This is one of the four nicest copies yet certified of this issue — it’s from a superb collection of #1 issues which was assembled by a Pennsylvania mailman but is known as the “Windy City” collection (...it’s a long story). The title lasted an amazing 22 years, thanks in no small part to superb art by Fred Ray. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,158; VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,979. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, 3 higher.
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91400 Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #26 (Dell, 1942) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Carl Buettner football cover. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,550. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

91403 Wings Comics #54 Mile High pedigree (Fiction House, 1945) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. This gorgeous Mile High copy looks newsstand fresh, with a bright and glossy cover by Art Saaf. The art inside is by Saaf and Matt Baker. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $375. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.

91398 Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #1 (Dell, 1940) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Slightly brittle pages. Currently #40 on Overstreet’s list of the most valuable comic books. And though CGC has certified 51 unrestored copies to date, you can see below few have received higher grades than this one. It’s the first issue of the first regularly published Disney comic series, a series that remains the bestselling comic book series of all time. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $4,500; FN 6.0 value = $6,750. CGC census 1/12: 5 in 5.0, 7 higher.

91401 Weird Fantasy #17 (#5) Gaines File pedigree 5/9 (EC, 1951) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Check out the Al Feldstein cover — it’s right there with the best space scenes of L. B. Cole. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $950. CGC census 1/12: 6 in 9.4, 3 higher.

91404 Wings Comics #56 Mile High pedigree (Fiction House, 1945) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. Matt Baker, Jack Keller, Lee Elias, Alex Blum, and Howard Larsen art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $375. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

91399 Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #1 (Dell, 1940) CGC GD+ 2.5 Off-white pages. Highly sought after in any grade, this is the first issue of the first regularly published Disney comic book and the best-selling comic series of all time. Hank Porter is credited with the cover, featuring Donald Duck. CGC notes, “One small piece of tape on cover. Four small pieces of tape on interior cover.” Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $2,250. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 2.5, 32 higher.

91402 Wings Comics #53 Davis Crippen (“D” Copy) pedigree (Fiction House, 1945) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. One of our favorites of the many sensational covers for this title is given the “D” Copy treatment, and the result is spectacular — CGC’s highest-graded copy to date. The dogfight over New York City cover is by Art Saaf. On the interior, you can find story art by Saaf, Matt Baker, and Lee Elias. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $375. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

91405 Wings Comics #57 Mile High pedigree (Fiction House, 1945) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Another blazing battle cover by Art Saaf graces this issue, while the interior sports the classic stylings of Matt Baker and Lee Elias, among others. This copy ties with one other for the top spot on CGC’s census. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $375. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.4, none higher.

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91406 Wings Comics #59 Mile High pedigree (Fiction House, 1945) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Lee Elias cover and art. Matt Baker art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $375. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.

91409 Wings Comics #67 Mile High pedigree (Fiction House, 1946) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Cover by Lee Elias. Art by Elias and Alex Blum. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $340. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, 1 higher.

91412 Wings Comics #102 Mile High pedigree (Fiction House, 1949) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Artists include Maurice Whitman, Bob Lubbers, and George Evans. This pedigreed copy is the highest-graded copy certified by CGC to date. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $240. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.6, none higher.

91407 Wings Comics #60 Mile High pedigree (Fiction House, 1945) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. Last appearance of the Skull Squad. Lee Elias cover and art. Matt Baker art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $375. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.2, none higher.

91410 Wings Comics #69 Mile High pedigree (Fiction House, 1946) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. For this issue Lee Elias provided the cover and also contributed story art, along with A. C. Hollingsworth and Fran Hopper. Wings must have been a great read because high-grade copies are rare, and this Edgar Church pedigree copy is the highest-certified copy to date. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $340. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.

91413 Women Outlaws #1 Mile High pedigree (Fox Features Syndicate, 1948) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. Used in Seduction of the Innocent with the notation, “Giving children an image of American womanhood.” Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $488; VF/NM 9.0 value = $807. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, 1 higher.

91408 Wings Comics #66 Mile High pedigree (Fiction House, 1946) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. Stories featuring the Ghost Patrol began with this issue, but the real draw is the mind-blowing condition of this Mile High copy, currently (and not surprisingly) the highest-graded copy of this issue certified by CGC to date. The cover is by Lee Elias, and the art inside is by Elias and Matt Baker. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $340. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.8, none higher.

91411 Wings Comics #89 Lost Valley pedigree (Fiction House, 1948) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. Classic bondage cover by Bob Lubbers. Art by Lubbers and George Evans. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $237; NM- 9.2 value = $330. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.0, none higher.

91414 World’s Best Comics #1 Signed by Jerry Robinson (DC, 1941) CGC Signature Series/Apparent VF 8.0 Slight (P) Off-white to white pages. Only issue of the title, which changed to World’s Finest Comics with issue #2. Appearances include Batman, Superman, the Crimson Avenger, Johnny Thunder, The King, Young Dr. Davis, Zatara, Lando, Man of Magic, and Red, White and Blue. Superman, Batman, and Robin covers begin. Fred Ray cover. CGC notes, “Signed by Jerry Robinson on 7/24/10. Restoration includes: small amount of color touch, cover re-glossed, cover re-attached.” Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $1,475; VG 4.0 value = $2,950; FN 6.0 value = $4,425; VF 8.0 value = $10,400.
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91415 World’s Finest Comics #8 (DC, 1942) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. Jack Burnley cover featuring Superman and Batman. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $2,650. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.2, 1 higher.

91418 World’s Finest Comics #17 (DC, 1945) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. Last cardboard cover issue. Jack Burnley cover featuring Superman and Batman. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,482; NM- 9.2 value = $2,100. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.0, 1 higher.

91421 World’s Finest Comics #20 (DC, 1945) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. Jack Burnley and Charles Paris give us a light-hearted cover, with Joe Simon, John Daly, and Win Mortimer art for the Green Arrow, Zatara, Boy Commandos, and Johnny Everyman features. There’s also an ad for Tootsie Rolls that features Captain Tootsie as drawn by C. C. Beck and Peter Costanza. Squarebound issues like this are very tough in high grade. As of this writing, this is the highest grade the CGC has awarded this issue. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,413; NM9.2 value = $2,000. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.0, none higher.

91416 World’s Finest Comics #13 (DC, 1944) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Cream to off-white pages. Superman, Batman, and Robin are featured on this war-time paper drive cover. Jerry Robinson cover art. Also contains a Boy Commandos story by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Overstreet 2011 VF/ NM 9.0 value = $1,482; NM- 9.2 value = $2,100. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.0, 2 higher.

91419 World’s Finest Comics #18 (DC, 1945) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. First paper cover issue. Jack Burnley cover featuring Superman and Batman. Dick Sprang art. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,366; NM9.2 value = $1,925. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.0, 2 higher. 91422 World’s Finest Comics #28 Toledo pedigree (DC, 1947) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. This one’s got it all: a great Jack Burnley cover, Superman battling Lex Luthor in one of the stories, and Batman, Green Arrow, and the Boy Commandos starring in tales of their own. This beautiful copy has everything you could want in a square bound Golden Age comic. Also, football fans will love the back cover ad that tells the story of the infamous mistake by California’s Roy “Wrong-Way” Riegels. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,325. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.4, none higher.

91417 World’s Finest Comics #16 (DC, 1944) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Cream to off-white pages. This Jack Burnley cover has us wondering why Supes didn’t just fly the Dynamic Duo up to the top of the mountain. The square bound giant, which is difficult to locate in high grade, showcases the adventures of the Star Spangled Kid, Zatara, Green Arrow, the Boy Commandos, and more. Jerry Robinson interior art. Overstreet 2011 VF/ NM 9.0 value = $1,482; NM- 9.2 value = $2,100. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.0, none higher.

91420 World’s Finest Comics #19 (DC, 1945) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. Dick Sprang cover featuring Batman and Superman. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,413; NM9.2 value = $2,000. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.0, 2 higher.

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91423 World’s Finest Comics #29 (DC, 1947) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. An astonishing copy! To see a 9.6 copy of a square bound book is impressive even for a SIlver Age issue, and really something special for Golden Age. Superman and Batman cover. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,325. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.

91426 Yogi Berra Baseball Hero #nn Crowley Copy pedigree (Fawcett, 1951) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. Photo cover. Back cover photo pin-up. Kurt Schaffenberger art. Adapts the biography of the famous Yankees catcher. Overstreet considers this book “scarce.” This is the first copy of this book that we have ever offered. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,100. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.4, none higher.

9 1 4 2 8 Yo u n g Allies Comics #13 (Timely, 1944) CGC NM- 9.2 Offwhite pages. Schomburg and his devices! His skeletal meanies have two of the Allies in “The Stretcher”, prompting Bucky and Toro into swift and violent action. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,550. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.2, 1 higher. 9 1 4 2 9 Yo u n g Allies Comics #15 Davis Crippen (“D” Copy) pedigree (Timely, 1945) CGC NM 9.4 Cream to off-white pages. Longtime Marvel mainstay Sol Brodsky is credited with the cover art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $2,000. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, 1 higher.

91424 World’s Finest Comics #41 (DC, 1949) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Superman, Batman, and Robin cover by Win Mortimer. Last Boy Commandos in this title. Carmine Infantino and Joe Kubert art. Highest-graded copy certified by CGC to date. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $975. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

91427 Young Allies Comics #4 (Timely, 1942) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. A great-looking copy of a classic-cover issue. Red Skull cover by Al Gabriele. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $8,500. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

91425 World’s Finest Comics #55 (DC, 1951) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. The only copy graded above 8.5, and one of two graded above 6.0. Superman and Batman cover. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,025. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.2, none higher.

91430 Young Allies Comics #16 (Timely, 1945) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. The last war cover for the title is quintessential Alex Schomburg, and that’s a good thing! So’s this copy — it’s not from one of the prestigious pedigrees, but it’s the finest known copy. Story art’s provided by Vince Alascia, Charles Nicholas, and Mike Sekowsky. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $2,000. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.

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DC AshCAn EDitions
A Brief History of Ashcans
Back in the early days of comics publishing, the most common procedure to secure a trademark for a potentially valuable title was to create an ashcan edition of the proposed comic book (not to be confused with the modern-day term which commonly refers to mass-produced promotional booklets). Though the specific origins of the word are unknown, ashcan was a publishing term used to describe a dummy or prototype copy. Over the years some have confused ashcans with efforts to secure copyright protection rather than trademarks. In simplistic terms, a copyright protects the original expression of an idea, but not the actual idea, while a trademark addresses a title or logo. By using ashcans to secure trademarks, the publishers saved money and – more importantly – time. Instead of going through the lengthy task of writing and drawing, as well as the long arduous production process (color separations, engraving and printing), companies would simply create the title’s logo, affix it to a piece of existing cover art, and then shoot a Velox of it. (A Velox is a positive photographic print typically used by newspapers as a pre-press proof, which accounts for ashcan covers being black and white rather than color.) After the cover was created, it was trimmed to comic-book size and then stapled to the interior of a previously published book, or sometimes just some loose story pages. The ashcan was now complete. For all practical purposes it had the appearance of a legitimate comic book – and since the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) apparently accepted them as authentic comic books for trademark registration, no higher authority in the country existed to dispute this claim. Nor, apparently, did anyone ever seek to try. During 1937 – 1944, especially, some of the most important and famous titles in American comic book history were seemingly registered and protected using an ashcan copy (such as Superman Comics, Wonder Woman and Flash Comics). So too were some titles most collectors have never heard of to this day including Mystery Trail, Superman/Superhombre and Red, White & Blue Comics. Since so few were created, we as collectors can only marvel at the few examples that still exist today (usually only two to six copies were made and one would be provided to the USPTO). These comic book first editions are pop culture artifacts of the highest order and the rarest of collectibles. Questions Regarding Ashcans But was an ashcan actually a legitimate vehicle for securing trademark protection for a title? All evidence suggests that the publishers of the day thought so. However, until U.S. law was changed in the 1980s (so as to more closely reflect international practice) in order to trademark a title a publisher had to first “use” the title in order to secure his mark. Simple registration would not legally suffice. This meant, as a matter of law, that the sought-after-title had to actually be placed into market use before submission. (Evidence does exist from the 1950s that DC once mailed an ashcan copy out-of-state and requested it be returned under the apparent premise that this could arguably constitute the title entering the stream of commerce.) Yet it is clear that this was never the case for the majority of known ashcans as many of the titles were never placed into use even once, whether before or after the ashcan’s creation. Instead it appears publishers labored under the mistaken impression that the first to the door of the USPTO was the winner. Had they known otherwise, comic history today might well be different for some of the hobby’s better known characters! Many early publishers used ashcans – but not all of them. DC and Fawcett were the largest publishers to use this method of registration and most ashcans that exist today are from these two companies. A very limited number of ashcans from smaller companies have found their way into the hobby but no ashcans have ever been identified that were created by such mainstream publishers of the day as Timely, Centaur, Fox, MLJ, Dell, or Fiction House. Why this appears to be the case remains a complete mystery. Regrettably, very little historical evidence exists to answer the many questions that surround the creation and use of ashcans. Those who utilized the concept have generally passed on, and the only publisher to have created ashcans and still be in existence today, DC, has no institutional memory beyond possessing select copies within their vault. Sadly, apparently the USPTO purged its files and whatever they might have contained, in the late 1970s.
The text above previously appeared in The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #38 ©2008,and is reprinted by permission of the authors Gary Colabuono and Mark Zaid and Gemstone Publishing, Inc. Overstreet® is a Registered Trademark of Gemstone Publishing, Inc.

Values of Ashcans All of the ashcans offered in this section are listed in the current Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, however the Guide does not list values for these as it does for newsstand comic books. However, the most notable prior Heritage sales of ashcans are as follows: Superman Comics Ashcan (DC): VF/NM $37,375 October 14, 2005 Thrill Comics #1 Ashcan (Fawcett): VF/NM $20,315 May 22, 2008 Action Comics Ashcan (DC) VF/NM $17,825 December 7, 2002 Wonder Woman Ashcan (DC) VF+ $17,250 March 16, 2002 Heritage has auctioned approximately 20 ashcans previously. All results are available in our online Auction Results Archives at HA.com. About This Collection Our consignor Gary Colabuono was first exposed to ashcans in October 1985, when a collector acting as an agent for former DC president Sol Harrison brought six of them to a Chicago Minicon. Colabuono was intrigued and purchased them on the spot. This “love at first sight” encounter would send Colabuono on a 20-year mission to learn all he could about ashcans – and to find more of them. Most collectors will recall the full-page ads that Colabuono ran in the annual Overstreet Guide for 15 years looking to buy authentic Golden Age ashcans. “In all those years I never acquired a single ashcan from any of those ads,” he says. I got many calls from people who had common black-and-white comics and even some rare books that weren’t listed in the Guide, but never a real ashcan. To me it’s proof of their rarity,” he said. Notes on the Lot Descriptions The information on which ashcans exist in the DC Vault come from Colabuono’s own research from when he was granted access to the vault by Paul Levitz of DC. Colabuono was one of the last “civilians” to be allowed such access. Of course, it is fair to assume that items in the DC vault will never be for sale. Also, all ashcans offered in this section were purchased from former DC president Sol Harrison by Gary Colabuono unless otherwise noted in the text.

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dC AshCAns

91431 Action Funnies Ashcan Edition (DC, 1937/38) Condition: VF+. It’s purported that early DC executive Harry Donenfeld had four ashcans created to protect the most important title in comic book history: Action Comics, Action Funnies, Double Action Comics, and Triple Action Comics. No copies of Triple Action have ever surfaced but there are three copies of the Action Comics ashcan known to exist. Various copies of Double Action are in collector hands, and three copies of the Action Funnies ashcan are known to exist. According to our consignor, this is the second-finest copy of the three. Comic Book Marketplace named this ashcan the fifth-rarest Golden Age comic back in 1992. Unlike some ashcans, the cover art was not taken from a previously published comic but is art that was later used as the cover to Action Comics #3. Interior is Detective Comics #10. A tip of the lower left corner of the back cover has broken off, otherwise we would have assigned this a higher grade! Overstreet does not list a value but notes, “The Mallette/ Brown copy in VG+ condition sold for $15,000 in 2005.” The significance of Action #1 is well-documented elsewhere in this catalog. In view of that, and the prices that book commands, we recommend taking a strong look at this related — and much scarcer — item.

91432 All-American Men of War Ashcan (DC, 1952) Condition: GD+. Here’s one for the “Big Five” DC War collector who thinks he has everything. This is the only copy of this title known to exist, with none in the DC vault. The August-September 1952 cover date is the same of the first published issue of the title (#127), which in turn tied the first issues of Our Army At War and Star-Spangled War Stories for the honor of DC’s first war book. Our consignor notes that this book was purchased from Sparkle City Comics at the 1986 San Diego Comic Con, that is, it’s one of the few offered here whose provenance does not trace directly back to Sol Harrison of DC. Cover: All Star Western #58. Interior: Mr. District Attorney #21. No prior sales known. Overstreet does not list a value.

91433 Animal Antics Ashcan Edition (DC, 1946) Condition: FN/VF. The newsstand edition of this series began a month after this ashcan was created, and ran for three years. This is the only complete copy of this ashcan known to exist (though see note on a cover below). DC only made three ashcans of their humor titles. Besides Animal Antics there exists a Funny Folks ashcan in the DC vault and five copies of Real Screen Funnies. Yes, that’s Simon and Kirby’s Newsboy Legion on the cover, with art taken from the cover of Star Spangled Comics #49. The interior is from Boy Commandos #12. No prior known sales. Overstreet notes, “A cover sold for $1,139 in 2010.”
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91434 Boy Commandos Comics #1 Ashcan Edition (DC, 1942) Condition: FN-. There are two versions of the Boy Commandos Comics ashcan: one with no number listed on the cover, of which five copies are known to exist, and the numbered version (#1) offered here, which is a unique copy! The cover art here is the splash page of Detective Comics #68, the kid group’s fifth issue of that series. Unusually for an ashcan, the interior here is actually appropriate to the title: it’s the Boy Commandos yarn “Escape to Disaster” from Detective Comics #67. The group’s series (with the word “Comics” being dropped from the final title) debuted Winter 1942. No prior sales.

91436 Girls’ Love Stories Ashcan Edition (DC, 1949) Condition: FN/ VF. DC’s first foray into the romance genre was protected by this ashcan, perhaps the most urgently needed of the bunch: Michelle Nolan has noted that the four romance books published at the end of 1948 became 125 at the end of 1949! And thus nearly every conceivable variation on romance or love had been used within months. This is the only known DC romance ashcan, and the present copy is the only copy known to exist, with none in the DC vault. Cover: Buzzy #25. Interior: A Date with Judy #10. No prior sales. No Overstreet value listed.

91435 Commandos Ashcan Edition (DC, 1942) Condition: VF. Apparently DC didn’t want any confusion in the marketplace when they decided to give the Boy Commandos their own title, so they created this ashcan to help protect their interests. 1940s Supergirl and Superwoman ashcans are known to exist as well, created for the same reason! The strategy obviously had its desired effect, as the “Commandos” name wasn’t seen in a comic title until the Atlas/Marvel era. The cover art is from the newsstand edition of Boy Commandos #1, dated Winter 1942/43 and thus on sale at the time this ashcan was created. The interior is actually a Boy Commandos tale from Detective Comics #70. Two copies are known to exist, both owned by the consignor. No prior sales.

91437 Headline Comics Ashcan Edition (DC, 1942) Condition: FN. You’ll recognize the cover art from the key More Fun Comics #73, which introduced Green Arrow and Aquaman to the world! Two copies of this outstanding ashcan exist, this copy and one in the DC vault. The interior is from Star Spangled Comics #2. No prior sales. A two-inch tear in the front cover is the one defect that prevented this attractive copy from grading higher. Of course, DC never used the title Headline, though another firm did about a year later. So what was DC’s intention when they produced this? We speculate that it was either a working title for Sensation Comics or Leading Comics, both of which debuted around that same time. Leading Comics might be slightly more likely given that it featured the Star-Spangled Kid and Green Arrow.

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9 1 4 3 8 H e r e ’s Howie Ashcan (DC, 1951) Condition: FN. DC’s only known teen humor ashcan. Only two copies of this ashcan exist, this copy and one that will reside in the DC archives forever. Cover: Buzzy #37. Interior: Buzzy #42. No prior sales.

9 1 4 3 9 Le a d i n g Comics Ashcan Edition (DC, 1942) Condition: FN+. This is the only copy of this ashcan known to exist. The cover art is from Detective Comics #57, and the interior from Star Spangled Comics #2. No prior sales. Note to Batman fans: Bob Kane’s cover art is reproduced better here than on the printed ‘Tec 57! While the lettering in “Leading” looks unusual, it is indeed the logo used for the first eight issues of that title.

91440 Our Men At War Ashcan Edition (DC, 1952) Condition: FN/VF. This has the same cover date as the AllAmerican Men of War ashcan offered in this same section. It’s possible that Our Men At War was the original working title for Our Army At War. Or perhaps the plan to convert All-American Western to AllAmerican Men of War was hatched at a late date, with the new war book originally planned as a stand-alone #1. The decision to move away from a western format is a bit curious since this genre was still in its heyday in 1952! Whatever the case, the connection with these two famous titles war titles is obvious. Two copies exist of this ashcan — this one and one in the DC vault. Cover: All Star Western #60. Interior: Detective Comics #181. No prior sales recorded. 91441 Real Screen Funnies Ashcan (DC, 1945) Condition: FN/VF. The first appearance of the Fox and Crow was on this ashcan cover, and it’s the only ashcan created using the same cover art as the newsstand issue! It’s also the only DC ashcan to not sport a black and white cover. The interior is from Detective Comics #92. Five copies are known to exist. Overstreet notes, “A copy sold in 2008 for $3,000.”

91442 Star Spangled War Stories Ashcan Edition (DC, 1952) Condition: VG-. This DC Big Five war title ashcan was created simultaneously with All-American Men of War and Our Men at War in the summer of 1952. The consignor purchased this copy from Sparkle City Comics at the 1986 San Diego Comic Con (i.e. it is one of two in this section whose provenance does not trace back to Sol Harrison of DC). Cover: Western Comics #28. Interior: Western Comics #13. This is the only copy known to exist of this outstanding and important ashcan, with none in the DC vault. No prior sales. Cover detached. No value listed in Overstreet.

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silver AGe And Bronze AGe ComiCs

91443 Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Cream to off-white pages. It long ago passed Showcase #4 and Fantastic Four #1 as the most sought-after Silver Age comic book, and despite its relative “youth”, it ranks roughly at the lower edge of the top ten most valuable Golden Age comics. Without fanfare, Spider-Man burst onto the scene in this one-shot issue, which continued the numbering from Amazing Adult Fantasy. This one try-out issue resulted in Spidey getting his own title seven months later. The issue also occasioned the first appearances of Uncle Ben and Aunt May. Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko collaborated on the famous cover, with Ditko providing the interior art for the Spider-Man story and backup features. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $14,000; VF 8.0 value = $42,000. CGC census 1/12: 40 in 7.0, 62 higher.
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91444 The Amazing Spider-Man #1 Twin Cities pedigree (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. Neither this pedigree collection nor this issue would seem to require an introduction! But for completeness’ sake we’ll note that this is the first issue of the most collected title in comics. First appearances of John Jameson, J. Jonah Jameson, and the Chameleon. Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko cover. Ditko art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $54,000. CGC census 1/12: 9 in 9.2, 10 higher.

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91447 The Amazing Spider-Man #9 (Marvel, 1964) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. The origin and first appearance of long-standing nemesis Electro. Steve Ditko cover and art. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $2,056; NM- 9.2 value = $3,100. CGC census 1/12: 35 in 9.0, 53 higher.

91445 The Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC Apparent FN+ 6.5 Off-white to white pages. Spider-Man’s origin is retold. First Fantastic Four crossover. First appearances of John Jameson, J. Jonah Jameson, and the Chameleon. Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko cover. Ditko art. CGC notes, “Top & Bottom Edge Of Cover Trimmed.” Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $1,667; VG 4.0 value = $3,334; FN 6.0 value = $5,000.

91446 The Amazing Spider-Man #1 Golden Record Reprint Signed by Stan Lee (Marvel, 1966) CGC Signature Series NM+ 9.6 White pages. This stunning copy reprints the landmark Amazing Spider-Man #1 (record not included), with the added bonus of being signed on the front cover by Stan “The Man” Lee himself. CGC notes, “Signed by Stan Lee on 5/21/11. (Reprint.)” Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $375. CGC census for Signature Series 1/12: 1 in 9.6, None higher. 91448 The Amazing Spider-Man #11 Circle 8 pedigree (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. This comic features the second appearance of Spider-Man’s nemesis Doctor Octopus, with Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby art. As for condition, this copy has the general perfection we usually see in 9.6 to 9.8 copies. A few tiny spine stresses that barely break color are the only things keeping this pedigree copy from those higher grades. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $2,500. CGC census 1/12: 8 in 9.4, 5 higher.

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91451 The Amazing Spider-Man #23 (Marvel, 1965) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. Green Goblin cover and story, his third appearance. Steve Ditko cover and art. Contains a Spider-Man pin-up. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,175. CGC census 1/12: 7 in 9.4, 5 higher.

91449 The Amazing Spider-Man #18 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. We’ve never seen this book change hands in this grade before, nor have we seen a copy to match this one. The dark upper and lower right corners look perfect here. First appearance of Ned Leeds. Steve Ditko cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,225. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.8, none higher.

91453 The Amazing Spider-Man #25 (Marvel, 1965) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Startling cover colors corroborate the high ranking of this brilliant copy in CGC’s current census. And this is a key issue to boot, with the first appearance of Mary Jane Watson (face not shown), the first appearance of Professor Spencer Smythe and the Spider-Slayer. Steve Ditko cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $925. CGC census 1/12: 9 in 9.6, 3 higher.

91450 The Amazing Spider-Man #19 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. The Sandman and the Enforcers appearances. First appearance of MacDonald Gargan. Human Torch crossover. Steve Ditko cover and art. A truly stunning copy! Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $900. CGC census 1/12: 28 in 9.6, 6 higher.

91452 The Amazing Spider-Man #24 (Marvel, 1965) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Unlike Spider-Man, you’re not hallucinating — this is a 9.6 copy, the best we’ve ever offered. Steve Ditko cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $825. CGC census 1/12: 9 in 9.6, 1 higher.

91454 The Amazing Spider-Man #27 (Marvel, 1965) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. See how perfect the dark blue background looks on this stunning copy! Also take a good look at the perfect spine, though doing so is sure to sour you on the copy you have at home. Steve Ditko cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $925. CGC census 1/12: 7 in 9.6, 2 higher.
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91455 The Amazing Spider-Man #30 Circle 8 pedigree (Marvel, 1965) CGC NM+ 9.6 Offwhite to white pages. Spider-Man battles the Cat Burglar (his first appearance). Steve Ditko story, cover, and art. Another beauty from the Circle 8 collection. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $625. CGC census 1/12: 12 in 9.6, 6 higher.

91459 The Amazing Spider-Man #42 (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Mary Jane Watson’s face shown for the first time in a cameo appearance on the last page. Second appearance of Rhino. Foggy Nelson cameo. John Romita Sr. cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $450. CGC census 1/12: 17 in 9.6, 4 higher.

91457 The Amazing Spider-Man #33 Twin Cities pedigree (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Simply one of the great moments in Marvel history was the incredible sequence with Spidey trapped under a ton of debris and in dire straits. And we daresay you’ll never find a better copy of that classic issue than the Twin Cities copy offered right here. Steve Ditko cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $500. CGC census 1/12: 20 in 9.8, none higher. 91456 The Amazing Spider-Man #31 (Marvel, 1965) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. This issue had the first appearances of three well-known supporting characters in the SpiderMan saga, namely Harry Osborn, Gwen Stacy, and Professor Warren. OK, everybody who didn’t go on to become a supervillain or die a tragic death, raise your hand! Anyone? Well, there’ll be some hand-raising when this copy comes up for bidding, it’s one of the best we’ve ever offered. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $725. CGC census 1/12: 18 in 9.4, 13 higher. 91460 The Amazing Spider-Man #50 (Marvel, 1967) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. The first appearance of the Kingpin, and Spider-Man’s origin is retold. Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon make cameo appearances. John Romita Sr. cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,500. CGC census 1/12: 57 in 9.2, 45 higher.

91458 The Amazing Spider-Man #40 (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. A great copy of a great issue featuring a Green Goblin cover story plus John Romita Sr.’s second cover and interior art for the title. The Green Goblin’s origin is revealed in this key issue. Only one issue currently has a higher grade in CGC’s current census. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $900. CGC census 1/12: 11 in 9.6, 3 higher.
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91461 The Amazing Spider-Man #59 (Marvel, 1968) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white pages. Spider-Man versus the Brainwasher (who turns out to be the Kingpin). First cover appearance of Mary Jane Watson. John Romita Sr. cover and lay-outs. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $275. CGC census 1/12: 20 in 9.8, none higher.

91462 The Amazing Spider-Man #64 (Marvel, 1968) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Spider-Man versus the Vulture. John Romita Sr. cover and art. Don Heck art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $185. CGC census 1/12: 43 in 9.8, none higher.

91465 The Amazing Spider-Man #98 (Marvel, 1971) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Green Goblin appearance. Drug story not approved by Comics Code Authority. Gil Kane cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $200. CGC census 1/12: 24 in 9.8, none higher.

91468 The Amazing Spider-Man #121 (Marvel, 1973) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Death of Gwen Stacy. Spider-Man battles the Green Goblin. John Romita Sr. cover. Interior art by Gil Kane and Romita. A superb copy of a key Spidey ish. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $425. CGC census 1/12: 24 in 9.8, none higher.

91463 The Amazing Spider-Man #81 (Marvel, 1970) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Origin and first appearance of the Kangaroo (Frank Oliver). John Romita Sr. and John Buscema cover and art. Jim Mooney art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $150. CGC census 1/12: 15 in 9.8, none higher.

91466 The Amazing Spider-Man #112 (Marvel, 1972) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. John Romita Sr. cover and art. Doctor Octopus cameo. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $105. CGC census 1/12: 16 in 9.8, none higher.

91469 The Amazing Spider-Man #122 (Marvel, 1973) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Death of the Green Goblin. John Romita Sr. cover. Interior art by Romita and Gil Kane. Crisp, sharp corners on this one. Don’t run with this copy... you could put you eye out! Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $435. CGC census 1/12: 35 in 9.8, none higher.

91464 The Amazing Spider-Man #83 (Marvel, 1970) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. A strong copy that will stand up to scrutiny. Here, the Schemer makes his first appearance, and right off the bat he’s challenging the Kingpin’s dominance of the local mobs. Doing that usually gives you a life expectancy of about three hours, but does the Schemer have some senses-stunning secret? Don’t crack out this copy to find out, please, it’s just too nice. John Romita Sr. cover. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $150. CGC census 1/12: 8 in 9.8, none higher.

91467 The Amazing Spider-Man #119 (Marvel, 1973) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Spider-Man battles the Hulk. John Romita Sr. cover and art. Note that unlike other early 1970s issues of this title, #119 was not reprinted in Marvel Tales. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $160. CGC census 1/12: 32 in 9.8, none higher.

91470 The Amazing Spider-Man #135 (Marvel, 1974) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Second full appearance of Frank Castle aka “The Punisher”! Origin of the Tarantula. John Romita Sr. cover. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $150. CGC census 1/12: 14 in 9.8, 1 higher.

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91471 The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 Signed by Stan Lee (Marvel, 1964) CGC Signature Series VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. It’s the first group appearance of the Sinister Six, and an early X-Men appearance as well. Steve Ditko cover. CGC notes, “Signed by Stan Lee on 10/10/10.” Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,495; NM- 9.2 value = $2,250. CGC census for Signature Series 1/12: 1 in 9.0, none higher.

91475 The Avengers #11 Signed by Stan Lee (Marvel, 1964) CGC Signature Series NM+ 9.6 White pages. Kang sics a “Spider-Man robot” on the Avengers, but the time-traveling baddie doesn’t reckon with the real Spider-Man crashing the party! It’s one of the Webhead’s earlier crossover appearances. The issue has a Jack Kirby cover and Don Heck interior art. CGC notes, “Signed by Stan Lee on 12/10/11.” Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $825. CGC census for Signature Series 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.

91473 The Avengers #4 (Marvel, 1964) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. An underappreciated book that has shot up in value in recent years — likely due to last summer’s Captain America movie and this summer’s upcoming Avengers film. Cap returned to active duty in this key issue, making his first Silver Age appearance and joining the Avengers. His Timely colleague the Sub-Mariner also makes an appearance. The cover and art are by the inimitable Jack Kirby. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $3,445; NM9.2 value = $5,200. CGC census 1/12: 43 in 9.0, 78 higher. 91476 The Avengers Annual #2 Signed by Stan Lee and Roy Thomas (Marvel, 1968) CGC Signature Series NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. This latter day Silver Age issue sports a nifty John Buscema Marvel superheroes fight cover, and inside is the first appearance of the Scarlet Centurion. But what really makes this copy special is the insanely good condition topped off by the signatures of Lee and Thomas on the front cover. CGC notes, “Signed by Stan Lee on 1/22/11 and Roy Thomas on 3/26/11.” Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $115. CGC census for Signature Series 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher. 91472 The Avengers #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. The origin and first appearance of Marvel’s superhero dream-team happened right here, and with a movie starring the Avengers mere weeks away, we hesitate to guess what upward effect the film will have on the value of this key issue. Loki, the Teen Brigade, and the Fantastic Four all make appearances as well. The cover is by Jack Kirby, with interior art by Kirby and Dick Ayers. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $1,600; VF 8.0 value = $5,000. CGC census 1/12: 68 in 7.0, 117 higher.

91474 The Avengers #4 (Marvel, 1964) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. The first Silver Age appearance of Captain America, who joins the Avengers, plus an appearance by the SubMariner. Cover and art by Jack Kirby. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,689. CGC census 1/12: 77 in 8.0, 176 higher.

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91477 Batman #145 (DC, 1962) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Joker cover and story. Check out the red-headed Robin on the Sheldon Moldoff cover. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $560. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.4, 1 higher.

91478 Batman #199 (DC, 1968) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson cover. Sheldon Moldoff art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $150. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.8, none higher.

91480 Batman #227 (DC, 1970) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. In many ways, the early years of the Bronze Age were like a new Golden Age of comics. Collectors were increasingly aware of those great old 1930s and ‘40s comics that had come before, and current artists were paying proper respect to the older style, while at the same time adding their own unique vision. Case in point is this Neal Adams classic cover homage to Detective Comics #31, featuring a phantom-like Batman towering over the action below. This stunning 9.8 copy belongs in any serious collection of comics from this much-loved period. CGC notes this issue as containing hanging panels; Irv Novick, Dick Giordano, and Mike Esposito handled the story art, including a Robin solo adventure. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $250. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 9.8, none higher.

91479 Batman #214 Twin Cities pedigree (DC, 1969) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Irv Novick cover. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $85. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.8, none higher. From the Gary Dahlberg Collection.

91481 Cerebus The Aardvark #1 Signed by Dave Sim (AardvarkVanaheim, 1977) CGC Signature Series VF/NM 9.0 White pages. The first appearance of Cerebus the Aardvark, and the first comic book published by Aardvark-Vanaheim. Story, cover, and art by Dave Sim. CGC notes, “Signed by Dave Sim on 5/19/09”. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $796; NM- 9.2 value = $1,200. CGC census for Signature Series 1/12: 5 in 9.0, 6 higher.

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91482 Daredevil #1 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. This is just the second 9.6 Heritage has ever offered, and the first to carry the “white pages” certification. It’s the origin and first appearance of Daredevil (Matt Murdock) and the first appearances of Karen Page and Foggy Nelson. Jack Kirby and Bill Everett cover art. Top-grade copies of Marvel keys are on everyone’s want list, so we expect strong interest to say the least. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $8,200. CGC census 1/12: 11 in 9.6, 2 higher.

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91483 Daredevil #4 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. The origin and first appearance of the Purple Man is featured in this issue, with cover by Jack Kirby and art Joe Orlando. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $800. CGC census 1/12: 20 in 9.4, 11 higher.

91486 80 Page Giant #6 Superman (DC, 1965) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. All Superman issue. Curt Swan cover. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $295. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.6, 1 higher.

91484 Detective Comics #255 (DC, 1958) CGC NM- 9.2 Cream to off-white pages. Kids in 1958 were too young to have read the Golden Age yarn when Batman and Robin faced a robot dinosaur (and kept the evidence for their trophy room), so the folks at DC cooked up another such story. Sheldon Moldoff cover art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $560. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.2, 1 higher.

91488 Fantastic Four #1 (Marvel, 1961) CGC Apparent VF/NM 9.0 Slight (A) Off-white pages. Origin and first appearance of the Fantastic Four, Marvel’s first superhero team. Origin and first appearance of Mole Man. Jack Kirby cover and art. CGC notes, “Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover, small amount of glue on spine of cover. (Top and bottom edge trimmed.)” Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $2,500; VG 4.0 value = $5,000; FN 6.0 value = $7,500; VF 8.0 value = $24,000; VF/NM 9.0 value = $52,000.

91485 Detective Comics #359 (DC, 1967) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. First appearance and origin of Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) and the first Silver Age Killer Moth appearance. Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $525. CGC census 1/12: 10 in 9.2, 22 higher.

91487 Fantastic Four #1 (Marvel, 1961) CGC FN- 5.5 White pages. This is where it all started for Marvel as we know it today, with the origin and first appearance of Marvel’s first superhero team, the Fantastic Four. It also marks the origin and first appearance of the villainous (though misunderstood) Mole Man. Writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby were behind this one. The issue ranks #2 on Overstreet’s Top 20 Silver Age Comic Books, and this attractive mid-grade copy is elevated by its white pages and equally nice cover. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $7,500. CGC census 1/12: 27 in 5.5, 119 higher.

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About the CurAtor pedigree ComiCs
The Curator comics are considered to be among the most desirable Silver Age pedigree books. The Curator collection originated with a boy in Minnesota whose father worked at a grocery store. The boy purchased two copies of every comic that interested him, and to preserve one copy of each for long-term storage, he would wrap it in material readily available to him, namely butcher paper. In the early 1980s the collection was sold to a local dealer. Our consignor got a look at the books in 1983. The price stickers were very aggressive prices for the time, but given the incredible quality of the books our consignor quickly struck a deal to purchase as many Fantastic Fours as he could afford and has kept them in storage ever since. Heritage is delighted to offer a collection of Curator copies highlighted by the amazing run of Fantastic Four!

91489 Fantastic Four #2 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1962) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. This is the best copy we’ve ever offered of issue #2, one of Overstreet’s top 20 Silver Age books. The super-clean front cover will make a believer out of you! The yellow background really glows, and the light-blue “floor,” which tends to be smudged and discolored on the average copy of this book, looks fantastic. This is just the second superhero issue Marvel ever published (tied with Tales to Astonish #27), and the second and last FF to have a 10¢ cover price. It has the first appearance of the Skrulls, and of course just the second appearance of the Fantastic Four, whose costumes hadn’t even been created yet. In case you didn’t know, it’s a production of writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $11,000. CGC census 1/12: 6 in 9.4, 3 higher.

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91490 Fantastic Four #3 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1962) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. We had never offered a 9.0 copy of this one before, never mind a 9.2! Check out the airy blue background and compare the book to whatever smudgy grayish copy you have lying around, and you’ll want to go after this upgrade. While this book doesn’t sell cheap in any grade, you could argue that the values should be higher, as #3 introduces the signature look of these key characters. The first couple of issues looked more like a monster mag than a superhero book — intentionally so, as Marvel hadn’t published any costumed adventurers in a while. But here, not only did the FF don their signature costumes, the issue has the first appearance of the Baxter Building, the FantastiCar, and the Pogo Plane. Jack Kirby drew the glorious cover. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $9,200. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 9.2, 3 higher.
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91491 Fantastic Four #4 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1962) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. This may well be the most desirable book in this amazing run. It’s certainly the first 9.6 we have ever offered. We’ve never seen the yellow background of this book look this appealing, and before dismissing that as mere hype, have a look at the 80 other copies in our online archives to see what we mean! It’s the first Silver Age appearance of the Sub-Mariner, in a story most every comic reader will remember, with the Human Torch burning off the beard of a mysterious derelict to reveal the face of Namor. Jack Kirby drew the story, as well as the cover... complete with the Thing wearing his short-lived booties! A milestone issue, and a memorable copy. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $10,000. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 9.6, none higher.

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91492 Fantastic Four #4 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. This key issue features the first Silver Age appearance of the legendary Sub-Mariner (betcha didn’t know Subby’s full name was “Namor McKenzie“)! Having languished in limbo for many years, Subby’s return to the world of comics made a huge splash with older fans and introduced him to a whole new generation of comic readers. Jack Kirby and Sol Brodsky provided the cover and interior art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $3,213. CGC census 1/12: 16 in 8.0, 44 higher.

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91493 Fantastic Four #5 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1962) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Easily the best copy we’ve ever offered of the first appearance of Doctor Doom, one of the all-time great comic book villains. This is a book that’s tough to come by in any grade above 8.5, and the main reason is the bluish-grey color scheme that Marvel used to love but present-day collectors are frustrated by! This issue also has large blocks of solid color — try finding a copy on which the gray strip at far right isn’t marred by a smudge, there are few such copies out there. Jack Kirby cover art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $14,000. CGC census 1/12: 8 in 9.4, 1 higher.

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91494 Fantastic Four #5 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. The origin and first appearance of Doctor Doom in this issue makes it the second most valuable in the entire run. And to add to the demand, it’s a tough book to find in high grade, considering CGC’s current census numbers for the book. Stan Lee (writer) and Jack Kirby (artist) at their very best! Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $4,700; VF/NM 9.0 value = $9,350. CGC census 1/12: 13 in 8.5, 26 higher.

91496 Fantastic Four #9 (Marvel, 1962) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. The Sub-Mariner makes his third Silver Age appearance in this early FF issue. Jack Kirby provided the cover and interior art natch. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $3,600. CGC census 1/12: 12 in 9.4, 4 higher.

91495 Fantastic Four #6 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1962) CGC NM9.2 White pages. We hadn’t had the privilege to offer this issue in a grade better than 8.5 before, and this copy’s just as clean and bright as the rest of the run offered here. The first-ever villain team-up at Marvel, this paired the Sub-Mariner and Dr. Doom, an idea so good you could make a whole series of it (which Marvel eventually did, Supervillain Team-Up). This issue was also the second appearance of Doom and just the second Silver Age appearance of Subby. Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $5,300. CGC census 1/12: 9 in 9.2, 3 higher.
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91497 Fantastic Four #10 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. The best copy we’ve ever offered of this early Doctor Doom appearance. It’s also one of few copies we’ve seen certified “white pages” in any grade. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby appear as characters on the cover and in the story. Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $3,600. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 9.6, 1 higher.

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91498 Fantastic Four #11 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1963) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. Features the origin and first appearance of the Impossible Man, and the first Marvel Universe appearance of newspaper strip character Willie Lumpkin. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $2,325; NM- 9.2 value = $3,500. CGC census 1/12: 9 in 9.0, 11 higher.

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91499 Fantastic Four #12 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. The fact that the NM 9.4 copy offered in our last auction fetched $20,315 shows how strong the demand for this book has become. We can certainly understand why: it’s the first meeting between the Fantastic Four and the Hulk. It’s also the Hulk’s first cross-over and ties with Amazing Spider-Man #1 as the first Marvel crossover of all. Jack Kirby cover and art. The spine of this copy looks fantastic, and the gray cover shows no smudging anywhere. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $10,000. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.6, none higher.

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91500 Fantastic Four #12 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. It was truly the battle of the titans when the Hulk took on the Fantastic Four, and more specifically the FF’s strongman, the Thing. It’s their first meeting, and one that ties with The Amazing Spider-Man #1 for the first Marvel crossover, both involving the Fantastic Four. The epic confrontation makes this issue the fifth most valuable issue in the entire run, and we’ve only offered a small handful of nicer copies to date. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $3,213. CGC census 1/12: 32 in 8.0, 61 higher. 91502 Fantastic Four #14 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. The Fantastic Four take on both the Sub-Mariner and the Puppet Master (his second appearance). Features a bondage cover and interior art by Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. This mind-blowing copy is a as pristine as the day it came off the presses. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,300. CGC census 1/12: 6 in 9.6, 3 higher.

91504 Fantastic Four #15 (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. The Mad Thinker makes his first appearance, as does his Awesome Android. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,300. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.4, 6 higher.

91501 Fantastic Four #13 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. The first appearances of the Watcher and the Red Ghost and his Super-Apes. Jack Kirby cover. Kirby and Steve Ditko art. Contains full-page ads for Tales of Suspense #39 and Amazing SpiderMan #1. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $2,100. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.4, 4 higher. 91503 Fantastic Four #15 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. An astounding copy of this early FF issue, featuring the first appearances of the Thinker (aka the Mad Thinker) and his Awesome Android. Jack Kirby cover and art. This insanely beautiful copy boasts beautiful color and gloss on the cover, plus white pages inside. It ties with one other for the top spot on the CGC census. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,300. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.8, none higher.

91505 Fantastic Four #16 (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. The FF vs. Doctor Doom. The Ant-Man makes his first crossover appearance, with a cameo appearance from the Wasp. Cover by Jack Kirby, art by Kirby and Dick Ayers. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,600. CGC census 1/12: 12 in 9.4, 3 higher.

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91506 Fantastic Four #17 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Fantastic Four take on their deadliest foe, Doctor Doom, once again in this issue. President John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev also appear, as does Ant-Man (in a cameo). The cover and art are by Jack Kirby. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,200. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 9.6, 1 higher.

91508 Fantastic Four #19 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. This issue marks the first appearance of Rama-Tut, who would later be retconned as the precursor of two long-running Marvel megavillains: Kang the Conqueror and the time manipulating Immortus. For that, we’ll let slide the fact that “pharaoh” is misspelled on the cover. The letters page has a letter from Steve Gerber, and the issue also contains a full-page ad for X-Men #1. Cover and art by Jack Kirby cover. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,300. CGC census 1/12: 5 in 9.6, 1 higher.

91510 Fantastic Four #21 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. With this issue, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby introduced the Hate Monger, who at the end of the comic was revealed to be... well, let’s just say he was a very bad man with a very ugly moustache. There’s also a pre-S.H.I.E.L.D. appearance by Nick Fury. The cover and art are by Kirby. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,150. CGC census 1/12: 6 in 9.6, 4 higher.

91507 Fantastic Four #18 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. This beaut features the origin and first appearance of the Super-Skrull, and it also contains a full page ad for Avengers #1. A tricky book to find in high grades, this pedigreed copy has white pages and nice, deep colors on the cover. The cover and art are, of course, by Jack Kirby. Overstreet 2011 NM9.2 value = $1,700. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.4, 2 higher.

91509 Fantastic Four #20 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. One of the Marvel Universe’s most powerful villains, the Molecule Man, made his first appearance in this issue. The cover and interior art are by Jack Kirby. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,400. CGC census 1/12: 6 in 9.6, 1 higher.

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91513 Fantastic Four #23 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. Doctor Doom appearance. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $750. CGC census 1/12: 13 in 9.2, 10 higher.

91514 Fantastic Four #24 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Cover and art by Jack Kirby and George Roussos. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $700. CGC census 1/12: 11 in 9.6, 2 higher.

91511 Fantastic Four #22 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Given CGC’s high standards, a 9.8 of any early Fantastic Four is an eyebrow-raiser indeed, and a look at our scan will tell you why the book got that grade. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $750. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.8, none higher.

91512 Fantastic Four #22 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. The Fantastic Four battle the Mole Man. The Invisible Girl’s powers are increased. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $750. CGC census 1/12: 14 in 9.4, 7 higher. 91515 Fantastic Four #25 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. This one is chock full of excitement: the Hulk battles the Thing for the first time, the Avengers make a cameo appearance, and Captain America appears for just the second time following his Silver Age revival. The classic cover and art are by Jack Kirby. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,600. CGC census 1/12: 5 in 9.6, 1 higher.
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91516 Fantastic Four #26 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. The conclusion of the first Hulk versus Thing battle rages throughout this issue, as only Jack Kirby can portray it! The Avengers make only their fourth crossover appearance here; they have unfinished business with the Hulk as well, in a story that takes place before Avengers #5. A look at the Kirby cover will tell you that this is another one of those white-cover books that are tough to find in grade. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,600. CGC census 1/12: 18 in 9.4, 9 higher. 91518 Fantastic Four #29 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. The Fantastic Four once again battle the Red Ghost and his Super-Apes. The Watcher also appears. The cover and art are by Jack Kirby. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $600. CGC census 1/12: 7 in 9.6, none higher. 91520 Fantastic Four #31 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. The Avengers make an early crossover appearance as the FF once again battles th Mole Man. Also appearing is Dr. Franklin Storm, father of Johnny and Sue. The cover is by Jack Kirby. Not only is this 50-year-old copy almost perfect in appearance, it’s at the top of the CGC’s census data for this issue. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $475. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.8, none higher.

91517 Fantastic Four #28 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Contains an early X-Men crossover and has the same release date as X-Men #6. The Mad Thinker, Awesome Android, and Puppet Master appearances. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,250. CGC census 1/12: 19 in 9.4, 5 higher. 91519 Fantastic Four #30 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Features the first appearance of the evil alchemist Diablo. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $600. CGC census 1/12: 6 in 9.6, 1 higher.

91521 Fantastic Four #31 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Early Avengers crossover. Mole Man appearance. First appearance of Dr. Franklin Storm. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $475. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.6, 1 higher.

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91525 Fantastic Four #38 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1965) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Jack Kirby cover and art. Frightful Four appearance. Paste-Pot Pete becomes the Trapster. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $475. CGC census 1/12: 6 in 9.6, 2 higher.

91528 Fantastic Four #41 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1965) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM9.2 value = $300. CGC census 1/12: 5 in 9.8, none higher.

91522 Fantastic Four #32 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. This issue features the death of Dr. Franklin Storm (father of the Human Torch and the Invisible Girl), and the FF’s battle with the Super-Skrull (operating in disguise as The Invincible Man). Jack Kirby drew the interior action as well as the cover. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $475. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.8, none higher. 91523 Fantastic Four #33 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. First appearance of Attuma. Sub-Mariner appearance. Partial photo cover. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $475. CGC census 1/12: 16 in 9.4, 11 higher. 91524 Fantastic Four #35 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1965) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. First appearance of Dragon Man. Second appearance of Diablo. Reed Richards proposes to Sue Storm. Cameos by Professor X, Scott Summers, and Peter Parker. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $475. CGC census 1/12: 14 in 9.6, 3 higher.

91526 Fantastic Four #39 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1965) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Daredevil and Doctor Doom appearances. Jack Kirby and Wally Wood cover and art. Frank Giacoia art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $475. CGC census 1/12: 14 in 9.4, 9 higher.

91529 Fantastic Four #43 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1965) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Frightful Four appearance. Dr. Doom cameo. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $300. CGC census 1/12: 7 in 9.6, 1 higher.

91527 Fantastic Four #40 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1965) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Early Daredevil crossover. Doctor Doom appearance. Jack Kirby cover and art. Vince Colletta art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $475. CGC census 1/12: 5 in 9.4, 7 higher.

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91530 Fantastic Four #45 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1965) CGC NM/ MT 9.8 White pages. For sheer eye appeal we’ve never seen a copy of #45 to match this one, so it’s no surprise that the CGC grade followed suit. This is the first appearance of the Inhumans (Black Bolt, Crystal, Karnak, Triton, and Lockjaw). It’s worth noting that a rumor of an “Inhumans” movie being in development surfaced a few months back. While no sure thing, the chance of breakout potential for this book is certainly an intriguing plus. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $550. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.8, none higher.

91532 Fantastic Four #48 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. The senses-shattering first appearances of the Silver Surfer and Galactus in an issue that had a massive impact on the Marvel universe. The Inhumans and the Watcher also appear. Cover and art by Jack Kirby. This stunning copy is virtually flawless, with sharp corners and white pages. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,500. CGC census 1/12: 69 in 9.6, 24 higher.

91531 Fantastic Four #47 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM/ MT 9.8 White pages. The Inhumans saga continues. Dragon Man appearance. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $300. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.8, none higher.

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91533 Fantastic Four #50 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. The dark brown cover gives defects nowhere to hide, which is why so few copies have attained this grade. Issue #50 is the third installment of the now-famous “Galactus trilogy.” In addition to that planet-eater and his herald the Silver Surfer, this issue has the first appearance of Wyatt Wingfoot, who became a recurring character in the series. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,000. CGC census 1/12: 6 in 9.6, 1 higher.

91534 Fantastic Four #52 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM/ MT 9.8 White pages. The first appearance of the Black Panther marked the first time in the modern era that a black superhero appeared in comics. In addition to the sociological significance, from a comic-book standpoint this was a memorable character and memorable story. Also, on this book the last thing you want to see is the color white, as that would mean spine stresses, creases and the like! Luckily this book is nearly flawless, and it’s certainly the best copy we’ve ever come across. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $685. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.8, none higher.

91535 Fantastic Four #53 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Origin and second appearance of the Black Panther. First appearance and origin of Klaw (Ulysses Klaw). Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $375. CGC census 1/12: 10 in 9.6, none higher.

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91538 Fantastic Four #62 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1967) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Another stunner from the Curator collection! The first appearance of Blastaar, and Inhumans and Sandman appearances are only enhanced by Jack Kirby’s cover and interior art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $150. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.8, none higher.

91541 Fantastic Four #72 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1968) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Silver Surfer and Watcher appearances. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $240. CGC census 1/12: 18 in 9.6, 4 higher.

91536 Fantastic Four #54 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. First appearance of the Evil Eye. Black Panther appearance. Inhumans cameo. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $240. CGC census 1/12: 5 in 9.8, none higher.

91539 Fantastic Four #67 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1967) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Origin and first appearance of Him (later known as Warlock). Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $240. CGC census 1/12: 8 in 9.8, none higher.

91537 Fantastic Four #55 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. The Silver Surfer battles the Thing. Fourth appearance of the Silver Surfer. Lockjaw cameo. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM9.2 value = $425. CGC census 1/12: 34 in 9.4, 18 higher.

91542 Fantastic Four #73 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1968) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. A super-high-grade book form the stellar Curator collection! Daredevil, Spider-Man, Thor, and Doctor Doom appearances. Jack Kirby cover and art. Story continued from Daredevil #38. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $220. CGC census 1/12: 9 in 9.8, none higher.

91540 Fantastic Four #69 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1967) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Mad Thinker appearance. Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $150. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 9.8, none higher.

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91543 Fantastic Four #82 (Marvel, 1969) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white pages. What’s fantastic about this particular book is that there are no higher graded copies (it’s tied with four other books), according to CGC’s latest info. Inhumans appearance. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $95. CGC census 1/12: 7 in 9.8, none higher.

91544 Fantastic Four #92 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1969) CGC NM/ MT 9.8 White pages. The Thing, having been kidnapped by the Skrulls, is forced to fight in their arena. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $85. CGC census 1/12: 10 in 9.8, none higher.

91546 The Flash #105 (DC, 1959) CGC NM- 9.2 Cream to off-white pages. A stellar copy of the first issue of the Silver Age Flash, issued after a popular tryout series in Showcase. Numbering continues from last Golden Age issue of Flash Comics. The origin of Flash is retold, as is the origin and first appearance of the Mirror Master. Carmine Infantino cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $18,000. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.2, 2 higher.

91545 Fantastic Four #112 (Marvel, 1971) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. The classic Hulk vs. Thing battle, a black cover key issue. J. Jonah Jameson makes a cameo appearance in this book featuring a John Buscema cover and interior art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $325. CGC census 1/12: 15 in 9.6, 5 higher.

91547 The Flash #123 (DC, 1961) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. Classic cover by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson, classic story by Gardner Fox. It was Silver Age DC at its finest — tying in their Golden Age superheroes to the then-current Silver Agers in the “Flash of Two Worlds” story. Firsts abound: first appearance of the Golden Age Flash in the Silver Age and first mention of another Earth where the DC Golden Age heroes live. Infantino story art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,295. CGC census 1/12: 14 in 8.0, 21 higher.

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91548 The Flash #136 (DC, 1963) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson cover art, Infantino story art. Mirror Master appearance. First appearance of Dexter Miles. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $325. CGC census 1/12: 5 in 9.6, none higher.

91550 The Green Hornet #2 Boston pedigree (Gold Key, 1967) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Photo cover featuring Bruce Lee and Van Williams. Dan Spiegle art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $225. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 9.6, none higher.

91551 The Green Hornet #3 Boston pedigree (Gold Key, 1967) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Van Williams and Bruce Lee photo cover. Green Hornet and Kato back cover pin-up. Dan Spiegle art. This is the highest-graded copy of this issue certified by CGC to date. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $225. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.8, none higher.

91553 The Incredible Hulk #1 (Marvel, 1962) CGC FN+ 6.5 White pages. Dr. Bruce Banner, pelted by gamma rays, turns into the Hulk. Overstreet calls this book one of the five most valuable of the Silver Age. The first appearance of one of the most famous characters in all of comics, and drawn by Jack Kirby to boot! Almost two-thirds of the #1s that have been “slabbed” to date have graded out lower than this one, and many of those ranked above it in CGC’s census are restored copies. In other words, this one is harder to find in the top grades than most books of the era, making this mid-grade copy with white pages a very attractive buy. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $5,100; VF 8.0 value = $20,000. CGC census 1/12: 34 in 6.5, 58 higher.

91549 Giant-Size X-Men #1 (Marvel, 1975) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. A superb copy of arguably the most important Bronze Age comic book, featuring the first appearance of the new X-Men (Nightcrawler, Storm, Colossus, and Thunderbird). Second full appearance of Wolverine. Gil Kane cover. Dave Cockrum art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,300. CGC census 1/12: 69 in 9.8, none higher. 91552 Hawkman #5 Western Penn pedigree (DC, 1965) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Not only do you get one of the best covers in the entire history of comics, you also get to own one of the highest-graded copies of this issue (at the time of this writing) and one of the nicest pedigrees ever found. The bold yellow and purple colors seem to jump off the page and lend to the greatness of this issue. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $300. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.8, none higher. 91554 The Incredible Hulk #4 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. This issues contains two feature-length stories, including a brief retelling of the Hulk’s origin. All presented by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers. These early Hulk issues are certainly a tough find in grade, so copies like this offering tend to get snapped up very quickly indeed. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,426. CGC census 1/12: 26 in 7.5, 62 higher.

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91555 The Incredible Hulk #6 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. The last issue of the original Hulk series. First appearances of the Teen Brigade and the Metal Master. Cover and art by Steve Ditko. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $3,112; NM- 9.2 value = $4,700. CGC census 1/12: 8 in 9.0, 11 higher.

91558 Journey Into Mystery #96 (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM+ 9.6 Cream to off-white pages. Thor takes on Merlin in this issue, which has a Jack Kirby cover and Joe Sinnott interior art. President Kennedy and his daughter Caroline make cameo appearances. This being a book with Mystery in the title, it’s appropriate that there are two eerie backup features with art by Steve Ditko and Paul Reinman respectively. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $975. CGC census 1/12: 7 in 9.6, 2 higher.

91561 Journey Into Mystery #112 (Marvel, 1965) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Classic Hulk vs. Thor battle. The “Tales of Asgard” backup story features the origin of Loki. The Avengers and the Sub-Mariner make appearances. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,400. CGC census 1/12: 24 in 9.4, 8 higher. 91556 The Incredible Hulk #162 (Marvel, 1973) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. First appearance of Wendigo. Beast appearance. Herb Trimpe cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $115. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 9.8, none higher.

91559 Journey Into Mystery #109 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. With an early Magneto and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants appearance (and the first Magneto crossover), this issue sports a memorable Jack Kirby cover and interior art. Overstreet 2011 NM9.2 value = $1,100. CGC census 1/12: 8 in 9.4, 2 higher.

91562 Night Nurse #1 (Marvel, 1972) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. First appearance of Linda Carter. Win Mortimer cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $225. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.8, none higher. 91557 Journey Into Mystery #83 Golden Record Reprint (Without Record) Signed by Stan Lee (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM+ 9.6 Offwhite pages. Reprints the first appearance of Thor. Cover and art by Jack Kirby. Record not included. CGC notes, “Signed by Stan Lee on 1/22/11.” Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $350. CGC census for Signature Series 1/12: 4 in 9.6, 3 higher.

91560 Journey Into Mystery #111 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Jack Kirby delivers an ethereal, other-worldly cover and this book delivers an other-worldly high-grade! A Loki pin-up and appearances by Cobra and Mr. Hyde fill the interior. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $400. CGC census 1/12: 10 in 9.6, none higher.

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91565 Phantom #1 Boston pedigree (Gold Key, 1962) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. Painted/skull cover by George Wilson. The origin of the Phantom is revealed. Overstreet 2011 NM9.2 value = $350. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.6, none higher.

91568 Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #1 Signed by Stan Lee and Dick Ayers (Marvel, 1963) CGC Signature Series FN 6.0 Off-white to white pages. A nice “Yellow Label” signed comic, featuring the first appearance of Sgt. Nick Fury and the Howlers (“Dum Dum” Dugan, Gabriel Jones, “Rebel” Ralston, Izzy Cohen, Dino Minelli, “Happy Sam” Sawyer, and Junior Juniper). Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers cover. CGC notes, “Signed by Dick Ayers on 2/7/09 and Stan Lee on 7/22/10.” Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $666. CGC census 1/12: 12 in 6.0, 81 higher.

91563 Our Army at War #81 (DC, 1959) CGC VF+ 8.5 Cream to off-white pages. “Sgt. Rocky of Easy Company” was the feature story of this issue, but his prowess showed through and in the very next issue he was referred to simply as “Sgt. Rock.” This is the last of the Rock prototypes, and as so, a very desirable issue. Fantastic deep color and luster, kept from Near Mint status only by some light wear on the spine. All in all, a great copy of a key war comic. Jerry Grandenetti cover. Ross Andru, Russ Heath, and Joe Kubert art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $2,336; VF/NM 9.0 value = $4,768. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 8.5, none higher.

91566 Phantom #2 Pacific Coast pedigree (Gold Key, 1963) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. King, Queen, and Jack backup stories begin in this issue. Painted cover. Overstreet 2011 NM9.2 value = $160. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher. 91569 Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #5 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. First appearance of Baron Strucker. Jack Kirby cover and interior art. George Roussos art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $600. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.4, 3 higher.

91564 Our Army at War #83 (DC, 1959) CGC VG 4.0 Cream to off-white pages. The recent sale of an 8.0 copy for $16,730 showed that the bidding public agrees that this is the first “true” Sgt. Rock appearance! Jerry Grandenetti cover art. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $460. CGC census 1/12: 8 in 4.0, 27 higher. From the Keith Marlow Collection.

91567 Phantom #3 Pacific Coast pedigree (Gold Key, 1963) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. Painted cover by George Wilson. Jack Sparling and Bill Ligante art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $135. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.8, none higher. 91570 Showcase #11 Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 1957) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. Third appearance of the Challengers of the Unknown, with cover and art by Jack Kirby. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $2,487; NM9.2 value = $3,750. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.0, 2 higher.

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91571 Showcase #34 The Atom Curator pedigree (DC, 1961) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. Another key Silver Age DC book that’s tricky to find in high grade. The issue has the origin and first appearance of the Silver Age version of the Atom, with cover and interior art by Gil Kane and Murphy Anderson. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,989; NM- 9.2 value = $3,000. CGC census 1/12: 5 in 9.0, 4 higher. 91572 Showcase #35 The Atom Curator pedigree (DC, 1961) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. Second appearance of the Silver Age Atom. Gil Kane and Murphy Anderson cover and interior art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,400. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.2, 5 higher.

91574 The Silver Surfer #8 (Marvel, 1969) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Flying Dutchman’s first appearance. Mephisto appearance. First monthly issue. First 15¢ issue. John Buscema and Marie Severin cover. Buscema art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $185. CGC census 1/12: 17 in 9.6, 5 higher.

91576 Strange Tales #101 (Marvel, 1962) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. Isn’t it nice to see this one in high grade for a change? It’s the first solo story ever for the Human Torch (the Johnny Storm incarnation anyway). We recall one comic guru making the point “if the cover said Human Torch #1, what would this be worth?” and believe the book to be a bit of a sleeper even today. Jack Kirby cover. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $3,000. CGC census 1/12: 5 in 9.2, 4 higher.

91575 Star Trek #1 Back Cover Variant Twin Cities pedigree (Gold Key, 1967) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. The very first Star Trek comic. Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, and George Takei photo cover. Note that Overstreet no longer calls the photo back cover (which this copy has) a variant, and we’re fairly certain that no other version exists. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,300. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.6, none higher. From the Gary Dahlberg Collection.

91573 Showcase #36 The Atom Curator pedigree (DC, 1962) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. The third Silver Age appearance of the Atom. Heritage sold the other 9.6 copy, the Western Penn, previously, and we’ll note that this one has a slight edge in page quality, with the Western Penn checking in at off-white. Gil Kane and Murphy Anderson cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,050. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.6, none higher.

91577 Strange Tales #104 (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Paste-Pot Pete forever! We give you the first appearance of the cult villain of the 1960s, at least there are some here at Heritage HQ who would designate him as such. The issue is also one of the earliest Human Torch solo stories. We had never seen this book in 9.4 before, never mind 9.6. Have a look at the perfect top edge and you’ll be a believer! Jack Kirby cover art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $800. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 9.6, none higher.
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91578 Strange Tales #113 (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Simply astounding colors burst forth from the Jack Kirby cover, heralding the first appearance of the Plantman. This is early Silver Age Marvel at its best, and this copy is the best CGC has seen so far of issue #113. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $400. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.6, none higher.

91581 Superman #209 Pacific Coast pedigree (DC, 1968) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. The dark background colors make this issue a tricky one to find in high grade, much less this near perfect grade. Ross Andru and Mike Esposito collaborate on the cover. Curt Swan provides story art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $90. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.8, none higher.

91579 Strange Tales #114 (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Acrobat disguised as Captain America (first Cap appearance since 1954). First appearance Victoria Bentley. Third appearance Dr. Strange — begins series. Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and Dick Ayers art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $950. CGC census 1/12: 8 in 9.6, 3 higher. 91580 The SubMariner #34 Twin Cities pedigree (Marvel, 1971) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. An ultra-high- grade copy of the prelude to the first Defenders story. Hulk and Silver Surfer appearances. Sal Buscema cover and art. Jim Mooney art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $140. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.8, none higher. From the Gary Dahlberg Collection.
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91582 Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane #70 Twin Cities pedigree (DC, 1966) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. There’s a reason why #70 is the most valuable Lois Lane comic except for the first ten issues. It has the first Silver Age appearance of Catwoman, it’s got a Penguin appearance, Batman and Robin drop in for a visit, and of course “Lois Lane’s Boy Friend,” Superman, is on hand as well. Catwoman certainly started off her Silver Age career in style, getting into a catfight with Lois on the cover! Both that scene and the interior art are by Kurt Schaffenberger. This copy is currently tied for the highest grade that CGC has assigned for this issue. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $500. CGC census 1/12: 10 in 9.6, none higher. From the Gary Dahlberg Collection.

91583 Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane #74 Double Cover - Twin Cities pedigree (DC, 1967) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. The similarly spectacular Savannah pedigree copy of this book that we offered back in May of last year sold for more than $5,000, so we expect very spirited bidding on this double cover beauty, which features the first appearance of Bizarro Flash and a Justice League of America cameo. Kurt Schaffenberger provided the cover and interior art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $90. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.8, none higher. From the Gary Dahlberg Collection.

91584 Tales of Suspense #39 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. The first appearance and origin of Iron Man is one of the top ten Silver Age books, and should get more popular with each passing year since another movie is due in theaters in a matter of weeks. Jack Kirby cover. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $8,100. CGC census 1/12: 43 in 7.5, 98 higher.

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91585 Tales of Suspense #39 (Marvel, 1963) CGC FN- 5.5 Off-white pages. First appearance and origin of Iron Man. Jack Kirby and Don Heck cover. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $2,700. CGC census 1/12: 42 in 5.5, 257 higher.

91590 Tales of Suspense #58 Signed by Joe Simon and Stan Lee (Marvel, 1964) CGC Signature Series Apparent VF/NM 9.0 Slight (P) Cream to off-white pages. Captain America battles Iron Man. Second appearance of Kraven the Hunter. Overstreet has deemed this Jack Kirby cover to be a “classic.” Last installment of “Tales of the Watcher” backup feature in this title (George Tuska art). CGC notes, “Signed by Joe Simon on 6/19/11 and Stan Lee on 6/25/11. Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover.” Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $41; VG 4.0 value = $82; FN 6.0 value = $123; VF 8.0 value = $328; VF/NM 9.0 value = $664. 91588 Tales of Suspense #50 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Features the first appearance of the Mandarin, with a cover by Jack Kirby and art by Don Heck. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $900. CGC census 1/12: 6 in 9.6, 2 higher.

91586 Tales of Suspense #44 (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. Early Iron Man appearance. Jack Kirby cover with interior art by Steve Ditko. Overstreet 2011 NM9.2 value = $1,800. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.2, 7 higher.

91589 Tales of Suspense #57 (Marvel, 1964) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. Origin and first appearance of Hawkeye. Don Heck cover and art. Watcher backup feature with Larry Lieber art. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $650; NM- 9.2 value = $975. CGC census 1/12: 28 in 9.0, 36 higher. 91587 Tales of Suspense #48 (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. This key issue finds Iron Man de-clunkifying his armor for a sleeker re-design that become his signature look. There’s also the first appearance of Mister Doll, with Jack Kirby providing the cover and Steve Ditko contributing interior art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,550. CGC census 1/12: 17 in 9.4, 6 higher. 91591 Tales of Suspense #59 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. Iron Man and Captain America double features begin with this issue, marking Cap’s first solo story since the 1950s. Jarvis the butler makes his first appearance as well. Overstreet cites Jack Kirby’s cover as a “classic”. The interior art is by Kirby and Don Heck. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,000. CGC census 1/12: 7 in 9.8, none higher.

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9 1 5 9 2 Ta l e s of Suspense #69 (Marvel, 1965) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Origin and first appearance of the Titanium Man (Boris Bullski). Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers, and Don Heck art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $175. CGC census 1/12: 5 in 9.6, none higher. 9 1 5 9 3 Ta l e s to Astonish #37 (Marvel, 1962) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Cover by Jack Kirby cover, with art by Kirby (on the Ant-Man story), Don Heck, and Steve Ditko. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,150. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 9.4, 3 higher.

91595 Tales to Astonish #50 (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. A “dead-mint” copy of this Giant Man and Wasp issue. The villain making his first appearance is the Human Top, whose name was later changed to Whirlwind (perhaps Julie Schwarz at DC had raised an eyebrow over a “Top” character). Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $375. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.8, none higher.

91598 Wonder Woman #147 Savannah pedigree (DC, 1964) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. No other copy’s gotten past NM 9.4 to date, so this pedigreed copy affords some serious bragging rights to the winning bidder! Ross Andru and Mike Esposito cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $225. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.8, none higher.

91596 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (Mirage Studios, 1984) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. Probably the most valuable 1980s comic issue, and one that should hold its value given the demand and scarcity — just 3,000 copies were printed. Origin and first appearance of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Splinter, and Shredder. Wraparound cover by Kevin Eastman. Overstreet does not list a value for the book, but note that another 9.2 copy with white pages sold for $3,107 at Heritage (natch!) in February of 2011. CGC census 1/12: 5 in 9.2, 10 higher. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $20. CGC census 1/12: 5 in 9.2, 15 higher.

91599 Wonder Woman #149 Savannah pedigree (DC, 1964) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. One of the most colorful covers in the entire run has been preserved superbly in this pedigreed collection. Ross Andru and Mike Esposito cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $225. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.6, none higher.

91594 Tales to Astonish #39 (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. The best copy we’ve ever offered of this Ant-Man mag. Here, Dr. Pym takes on the Scarlet Beetle, not to be confused with Marvel’s Scarlet Scarab! Jack Kirby cover. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $1,150. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 9.6, 2 higher.

91597 Wonder Woman #144 Savannah pedigree (DC, 1964) CGC NM+ 9.6 Offwhite to white pages. Wonder-ous copy stands alone atop CGC’s census. Wonder Girl is featured on the cover and interior story, with art by Ross Andru and Mike Esposito. Bird-Boy makes his first appearance, much to Mer-Boy’s chagrin. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $225. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.

91600 World’s Finest Comics #198 Twin Cities pedigree (DC, 1970) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Third Superman vs. Flash race. Johnny Quick backup story. Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson cover. Dick Dillin and Joe Giella art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $165. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.8, none higher. From the Gary Dahlberg Collection.

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91601 X-Men #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. Origin and first appearance of the X-Men (the Angel, the Beast, Cyclops, Iceman, and Marvel Girl). First appearances of Professor X and Magneto. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $8,000; VF/NM 9.0 value = $19,000. CGC census 1/12: 39 in 8.5, 41 higher.

91602 X-Men #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. Looking for a solid copy of one of the most popular comics of the Silver Age? Look no further! Featuring the origin and first appearance of the X-Men (the Angel, the Beast, Cyclops, Iceman, and Marvel Girl), plus the first appearances of Professor X and Magneto. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $8,000. CGC census 1/12: 41 in 8.0, 80 higher.

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91603 X-Men #2 (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. We have rarely gotten our mitts on a 9.6 copy of this one, and we’re thrilled to offer this copy! This is the second appearance of the X-Men, with cover art by Jack Kirby. First appearance of the Vanisher. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $4,200. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 9.6, 2 higher.

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Bound volumes

91606 The Avengers #1-80 Bound Volumes (Marvel, 1963-70). Gorgeous copies of issues #1-80 that have been trimmed and bound into a set of four hardcover volumes. Highlights include the first appearance of the Avengers, the revival of Captain America, and the first appearances of Baron Zemo, Kang, Immortus, Wonder Man, Swordsman, Vision, Red Guardian, Grim Reaper, Red Wolf, and the Invaders. Art by Jack Kirby, Don Heck, John Buscema, Gene Colan, Barry Smith, and others. The books are in excellent condition with fantastic cover and page quality, minimal wear, glossy covers, and supple white to off-white pages. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value for group = $3,518.

91604 X-Men #4 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Look at the top and right edges of this one and we think you’ll be signing up to bid. This issue has the first appearances of Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Toad, Mastermind, and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, as well as the second appearance of Magneto. You could also make the argument that it’s Jack Kirby’s best X-Men cover. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $2,500. CGC census 1/12: 5 in 9.6, 2 higher. 91607 Flash Comics Bound Volume (DC, 1941). Copies of Flash Comics #17, 18, 19, 22, and 23 that have been trimmed and bound into a softcover volume. The Sheldon Moldoff covers are stunning, with actionpacked images of Hawkman and the Flash. There is a slight separation along the spine to the front cover of #17; otherwise, the comics are in very nice condition with bright covers, supple cream to off-white pages, tanning to the inside covers, and mild wear. Overstreet VG 4.0 value for group = $2,235.

91605 X-Men Annual #2 (Marvel, 1971) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. Marie Severin cover. A super-high-grade copy! Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $120. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.8, none higher.

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91608 Gene Autry Comics #1-72 Bound Volumes (Dell, 1946-53). A nice run of Western Publishing file copies of Gene Autry #1-72 that have been trimmed and bound into a set of six hardcover volumes. Most are 52-page issues. The comics are in very nice condition with bright covers, supple pages, very mild wear, and some instances of tanning to the edges and cover interiors. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value for comics = $1,250.

91610 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies Comics #1-12 Bound Volume (Dell, 1941-42). A selection of file copies of issues #1-12 that have been trimmed and bound into a hardcover volume. Highlights include the first comic book appearances of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Kandi and the Cave Kids, and more. Other highlights include the first funny animal superhero story in issue #5, a painted cover on #9, a flag cover on #10, and art by Walt Kelly. The comics are in very nice condition with mild to moderate wear and tanning, and some soiling to the top edges of the pages; the binding is in nice condition with heavy bumping and fraying to the corners and moderate wear and tear to the spine, but binding is otherwise secure. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value for comics = $3,882.

91609 Green Lantern #1-12 Bound Volume (DC, 1941-44). Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, lands his own series as well as two new arch nemeses in this volume. Contents include issues #1 (origin retold, classic cover), 2 (first book-length story), 3 (classic war cover), 4 (Green Lantern and Doiby Dickles join the Army), 5, 6, 7 (robot cover), 8 (Hop Harrigan back-up stories begin, classic cover), 9, 10 (origin and first appearance of Vandal Savage), 11, and 12 (origin and first appearance of the Gambler), trimmed and securely bound into a hardcover volume. Artists include Howard Purcell, Martin Nodell, Sheldon Mayer, and Paul Reinman. The comics are in great condition, with gorgeous, glossy covers, off-white to tan pages, mild wear, and binding that is still tight and secure. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value for group = $13,028.

91611 Roy Rogers Comics #1-72 Bound Volumes (Dell, 1948-53). Western Publishing file copies of Roy Rogers #1-72 that have been trimmed and bound into a set of six hardcover volumes. The contents of the first volume (issues #1-12) have separated from the binding, causing the front cover of issue #1 to separate slightly; otherwise, the comics are in very nice condition with bright covers, supple pages, and some tanning and wear. Overstreet VG 4.0 value for group = $1,465.

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91612 Superman #1-12 Bound Volume (DC, 1939-41). A copy of the iconic issue #1 leads off this superb bound volume, featuring the first 12 issues of the series which is still going strong some seven decades later. The classic cover to #11, which was used on a U.S. postage stamp, is just one of the many other highlights contained here, in a volume that extends from Summer 1939 to September 1941. The book has a red binding with the title printed in gold on the spine. And as always with bound volumes, the comics were slightly trimmed on three sides as part of the binding process. The back cover of each issue was removed as part of the binding process; otherwise, each issue is complete. The cover of issue #1 shows one large area of paper loss to the top right corner and a smaller one near the spine, and there are a few pages from #6 that have pulled loose from the contents; otherwise, the comics are in overall very nice condition with surprisingly little wear and bright glossy covers that exhibit some mild to moderate tanning; the pages are supple with overall mild to moderate tanning and no signs of chipping along the edges. Acquiring a run of all 12 of these issues in similar condition would cost well into six figures and take a fair amount of time as well. Each of the issues in this volume is a prized rarity, making this fantastic collection a dream item for Super-fans. Overstreet 2010 VG 4.0 value for comics = $73,628.

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91613 Superman #14-25 Bound Volume (DC, 1942-43). A eye-popping set of issues #1425 of Superman’s eponymous solo title, trimmed and bound into a hardcover volume. Highlights include Lois Lane’s second cover appearance (in #16) and several great wartime covers by Fred Ray and Jack Burnley. Most feature heavy tanning to the inside covers, a few have tape repairs, and the front cover to #14 is a little loose; otherwise, the comics are in nice condition with bright covers, mild to moderate wear, and supple pages with very little tanning. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value for comics = $5,832.

91615 Thrilling Comics #12-39 Bound Volumes (Better Publications, 1941-43). A very nice run of file copies of Thrilling #12-39 that have been trimmed and bound into a set of three hardcover volumes. Contents include the origin and first appearance of the American Crusader and some classic covers by Alex Schomburg. The comics are in nice condition with glossy covers, mild wear, moderate tanning to the pages and interior covers, and some instances of flaking. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value for comics = $3,056.

91616 Wonder Woman #1-12 Bound Volume (DC, 1942-45). The earliest issues of Wonder Woman are tricky to find in general, and a bound volume of the first few years’ worth is a truly breath-taking find. Highlights include not only the origin of Wonder Woman, but also the first appearances of some of her most enduring foes. Included are copies of issues #1 (covers and art by H. G. Peter begin), 2 (origin and first appearance of Mars), 3, 4, 5 (first appearance of Dr. Psycho), 6 (first appearance of Cheetah), 7, 8, 9, 10 (classic “Invasion From Saturn” sci-if cover), 11, and 12 that have been trimmed and bound into a hardcover volume. The books are in wonderful condition with bright, glossy covers and supple pages, with only moderate tanning and wear. Please note that the cover of issue #1 has a three-inch tear, and the front cover of #2 has a scuff with color loss (visible on our scan online). The hardcover shows some mild edge and corner wear and scuffing. The front hinge has been professionally repaired. The binding is tight and secure. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value for group = $9,756.

91614 Superman #26-43 Bound Volume (DC, 1944-46). A great set of copies of Superman #26-43 that have been trimmed and bound into a hardcover volume. Highlights include the origin and first appearance of Mr. Mxyzptlk, an Overstreet “classic” war cover on issue #26, the first “Lois Lane Girl Reporter” stories, and an A-bomb story in issue #38 that was delayed by government censorship. The comics are in nice condition with bright covers, supple pages, mild to moderate tanning to the inside covers and most pages, and some instances of wear and foxing. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value for comics = $5,916.
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91617 Zip Comics #14-17 Bound Volume (MLJ, 1941). Copies of Zip Comics #14-17 that have been trimmed and bound into a softcover volume. Contents include classic covers by Charles Biro featuring Steel Sterling rescuing damsels from some rather gruesome fates. There are pieces missing from the back cover of #16; otherwise, comics are in very nice condition with bright covers, supple cream to off-white pages, tanning to the inside covers, and mild wear. Overstreet VG 4.0 value for group = $1,050.

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91618 Playboy #1 Newsstand Edition (HMH Publishing, 1953) CGC NM 9.4 White pages.The Marilyn Monroe cover and nude post inside ensured Hugh Hefner’s fledgling magazine would get noticed - he just didn’t know by how many, and how great the distribution would become within just a few years. From a printing of just over 50,000 copies for this first issue, Playboy’s print run reached 5 million within 15 years. This is easily the finest copy of the highly collectible debut issue of Playboy that we’ve ever had the opportunity to offer, far surpassing the CGC VF+ 8.5 copy we offered in 2009, which previously held the Heritage record and sold for over $10,000. It’s stunning, from its incredibly snow-white covers to its pristine white pages. All that white paper tends to show even minute wear and the slightest of smudges, so the condition of this offering is all the more astonishing. Nearly 60 years after the issue was published, it’s safe to say there simply aren’t many copies that can command a Near Mint certification. To date CGC has awarded the NM 9.4 grade to just two other copies of the Newsstand Edition, and a higher grade has yet to be certified. Go to HA.com/7054 for a closeup view!

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underGround ComiCs

91619 Lenny of Laredo #1 First Printing File Copy (Sunbury Productions, 1965) Condition: NM-. Joel Beck’s funny take off on Lawrence of Arabia features the story of Beat comic Lenny Bruce. Beck was one of the first generation of cartoonists in the sixties’ Underground movement, which began in college newspapers and humor magazines. Lenny of Laredo is considered one of the “grandfather” Undergrounds, along with Jack Jackson’s God Nose and Foolbert Sturgeon’s Adventures of Jesus, all of which predated Robert Crumb’s Zap Comics #1. This incredibly fresh copy comes to us courtesy of Beck’s original publisher, who has carefully guarded this treasure for all these years, until finally consenting to allow its sale through Heritage. Underground fans and collectors, grab this chance now — this one belongs in the vault! Fogel’s Underground Comix Price Guide NM 9.4 value = $5,000. 91620 Weirdo Robert Crumb Signed Group (Last Gasp, 1981-93). Robert Crumb was the motivating force behind this popular Underground/Alternative anthology, and served as editor for the first nine issues, as well as cover artist and art contributor throughout its twenty-eight issue run. Here’s a group of sixteen issues, each and every one signed on the front cover by Mister Crumb himself. The issues include #1 (third printing), #2 (second printing), 3-7, 9-12, 14, 16, 18, 27, and 28 (last issue). Condition ranges from VG/FN to VF, with most copies in FN. Grab yourself a little “strange magic” with this stack of signed Weirdos! 91621 Zap Comix #0 (Apex Novelties, 1967) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. This should have been Robert Crumb’s first solo comic book, but it almost didn’t get published at all! When Crumb completed the art, he handed it off to someone he knew to have it published, and that’s the last he ever saw of it! Luckily, after publishing a different comic as Zap Comix #1, photocopies of this issue turned up, which Crumb re-inked and had published, hence the #0. Fogel’s Underground Comix Price Guide FN 6.0 value = $600; NM 9.4 value = $1,000. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 9.6, 3 higher.

91622 Zap Comix #1 First Printing - Plymell (Apex Novelties, 1968) CGC NM 9.4 Cream to off-white pages. Here it is, Underground fans — the Big Kahuna of ‘em all. While there are a few other Undergrounds that can claim to have come before, this classic comic book is the one that not only kick-started the entire Underground Comix scene, but laid the foundation for the Independent movement that followed. And sure, there were thousands of copies printed over the years, but it’s that very first, “fly by the seat of your pants” pressing that everyone wants. Of the scant 5,000 or so copies printed in San Francisco in February, 1968 (the November, 1967 date on the inside front cover was when R. Crumb actually finished the art work) on a ramshackle pre-WWII printing press, a good many were lost or damaged in a fire, and most of the copies sold were simply read to pieces. Not this super-sweet Near Mint copy! Robert Crumb stories, cover, and art. Fogel’s Underground Comix Price Guide Supplement NM- 9.2 value = $10,000.

91623 Zap Comix #1 First Printing Plymell (Apex Novelties, 1967) CGC VG 4.0 Cream to off-white pages. You say you’re an Underground Comix collector and you don’t have a copy of the most important Underground ever? Shame on you! Not to worry, though — your pals at Heritage have a very acceptable VG copy waiting for you! Robert Crumb stories, cover, and art. Fogel’s Underground Comix Price Guide Supplement GD 2.0 value = $1,600; FN 6.0 value = $4,800. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 4.0, 50 higher.

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PulPs

91624 Amazing Stories Annual #1 (ZiffDavis, 1927) Condition: FN-. Bedsheet format with incredible Frank R. Paul cover art of John Carter and a Martian. Mr. Paul also provides several interior illustrations. Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic story “The Master Mind of Mars” is complete and original to this issue. This is one of the nicest copies of this pulp that we’ve offered at auction to date, with complete covers and spine, and supple cream pages. Two small pieces of tape on the spine. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps FN value = $1,300.

91627 The Lone Ranger Magazine #1 (Trojan Publishing, 1937) Condition: FN-. A stunning copy of the very scarce first issue of the short-lived title — the Lone Ranger’s only venture into the pulps. Cover by “Kidd”. Bright, complete covers and spine, supple off-white pages with some browning along the edges. The front cover has been trimmed. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps FN value = $900.

91630 The Lone Ranger Magazine #4 (Trojan Publishing, 1937) Condition: FN-. Cover by H. J. Ward. Bookery’s lists as “scarce”. Bright, complete covers and spine, supple off-white pages with some browning along the edges. Trimmed along top edge. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps FN value = $600.

91625 Fire Fighters V1#2 (Magazine Publishers Inc., 1929) Condition: VG+. Second of only three issues, listed as “rare” by Bookery’s. Cover by Walter Baumhofer of Doc Savage fame. Complete covers and spine, tan but supple pages with some signs of mild brittleness. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps VG value = $600.

91628 The Lone Ranger Magazine #2 (Trojan Publishing, 1937) Condition: FN-. Cover by H. J. Ward. Bookery’s lists as “scarce”. Bright, complete covers and spine, supple off-white pages with some browning along the edges. Very light amount of trimming to the covers. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps FN value = $600.

91631 The Lone Ranger Magazine #5 (Trojan Publishing, 1937) Condition: FN-. Cover by H. J. Ward. Bookery’s lists as “scarce”. Bright, complete covers and spine, supple offwhite pages. Trimmed along top edge. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps FN value = $600.

91629 The Lone Ranger Magazine #3 (Trojan Publishing, 1937) Condition: FN-. Cover by H. J. Ward. Bookery’s lists as “scarce”. 91626 G-8 and His Battle Aces V1#1 Bright, complete covers and spine, supple off(Popular, 1933) Condition: FN-. “The Bat Staffel” white pages with some browning along the by Robert J. Hogan. Debut issue. Complete cover, edges. Very small tear to top right corner sealed complete and unfaded spine, supple pages with with tape on cover interior. Trimmed. Bookery’s mild tanning and no apparent brittleness. Some Guide to Pulps FN value = $600. trimming to the cover edges. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps FN value = $750.

91632 The Lone Ranger Magazine #6 (Trojan Publishing, 1937) Condition: FN-. Cover by H. J. Ward. Bookery’s lists as “scarce”. Bright, complete covers and spine, supple off-white pages with some browning along the edges. Trimmed. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps FN value = $600.

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91633 The Lone Ranger Magazine #7 (Trojan Publishing, 1937) Condition: FN-. Cover by H. J. Ward. Bookery’s lists as “scarce”. Bright, complete covers and spine, supple off-white pages with some browning along the edges. Trimmed. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps FN value = $600.

91636 New Story Magazine V7#5 (Street & Smith, 1914) Condition: VG+. Features part three of “The Outlaw of Torn” by Edgar Rice Burroughs, and part four of “Allan and the Holy Flower” by H. Rider Haggard. N. C. Wyeth cover. Complete, bright covers and spine, cream pages, trimmed along top edge. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps VG value = $500.

91639 Operator #5 Purple Invasion Group (Popular, 1936-37) Condition: FN-. Often referred to as the War and Peace of pulps, the Purple Invasion storyline ran through a whopping 13 issues of the title. The epic saw an unnamed European nation (based on Nazi Germany) conquering the United States, sparking an insurgency led by the titular pulp hero. Included here are the June, August, October, and December 1936 and January, February, March (2 copies), May, July 1937 issues — nine installments of the saga. Complete covers and spines, supple pages that are mostly off-white, instances of mild to moderate fading to the spines, and some trimming. Approximate Bookery’s Guide to Pulps value for group = $1,500.

91634 The Lone Ranger Magazine #8 (Trojan Publishing, 1937) Condition: FN-. Final issue, and last pulp appearance of the Lone Ranger. Cover by H. J. Ward. Bookery’s lists as “scarce”. Bright, complete covers and spine, supple off-white pages with some browning along the edges. Trimmed. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps FN value = $600.

91637 Operator #5 - April 1934 (Popular, 1934) Condition: VG/FN. Debut issue of the popular title, featuring the first appearance of Jimmy Christopher. Classic cover by Jerome Rozen, with interior illustrations by Rudolph Belarski. Small piece out of lower right corner of front cover; otherwise, covers and spine are complete and bright, and the pages are supple and off-white. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps VG value = $400; FN value = $800.

91635 Assorted Detective Pulps Group (Various, 1937-42) Condition: Average FN-. Includes Dan Turner - Hollywood Detective #1 (1942, first appearance of Dan Turner), September 1938 Detective Yarns (second issue, scarce), and December 1937 Popular Detective (second issue, classic cover by Rudolph Belarski). Bright, complete covers and spines, supple cream to off-white pages. Some trimming. Approximate Bookery’s Guide to Pulps value for group = $525.

91638 Operator #5 Group (Popular, 1935) Condition: Average FN-. Includes the February, March, May (classic guillotine cover), June, and July 1935 issues. All have bright, complete covers and spines and supple, mostly off-white pages. All are trimmed. Approximate Bookery’s Guide to Pulps value for group = $800.

91640 Saucy Movie Tales - April 1936 (Movie Digest, 1936) Condition: FN-. Classic bondage cover by Norman Saunders. Contents include a story by William Bogart, who substituted for Lester Dent on a several issues of Doc Savage. Complete and unfaded covers and spine, supple pages that are off-white with some browning along the edges. Trimmed. Bookery’s lists as “rare”. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps FN value = $1,500.

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91641 Secret Agent X V1#1 (Ace, 1934) Condition: FN-. A beautiful copy of the debut issue of the title, featuring the first appearance of the titular secret agent/master of disguise. Complete covers and spine, and supple off-white pages. Top edge trimmed. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $600.

91646 Shadow Bound Volumes from the Library of Walter Gibson (Street & Smith, 1932-33). Copies of the August 1932-February 1933 issues of The Shadow that have been trimmed and bound into a pair of hardcover volumes from the personal library of author Walter Gibson. Classic covers by George Rozen. The pulps are in nice condition with bright covers, mild wear, and cream to off-white pages with some tanning and chipping along the edges and corners. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps GD value for group = $1,450. 91644 Shadow #1-6 Bound Volume form the Library of Walter Gibson. (Street & Smith, 1931-32). These are rare copies of the first six issues of The Shadow that have been trimmed and bound into a hardcover volume that once graced the personal library of series author Walter Gibson. Contents include the first appearances of Lamont Cranston, Harry Vincent, and Joe Cordona, and covers by Jerome and George Rozen. The front cover of issue #1 and back cover of #6 have separated from the contents; otherwise, the pulps are in nice condition with bright, glossy covers and supple pages that are largely off-white with heavy tanning and light flaking along the edges. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps GD value for group = $5,700.

91642 Shadow V1#3 (Street & Smith, 1931) Condition: VG. A scarce copy of the third issue of the quintessential hero pulp. This was the first to feature one of Jerome Rozen’s brilliant covers, which was also the first to feature the Shadow (albeit in silhouette). The story, “The Shadow Laughs”, was the first to mention the Shadow’s twin automatic pistols, and featured the first appearance of Vic Marquette. Complete covers and spine, and supple off-white to cream pages. Tape along bottom quarter of spine, tanning to cover interiors, some soiling to first few pages. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps VG value = $1,500.

91647 Shadow March-November ‘33 Bound Volumes from the Library of Walter Gibson (Street & Smith, 1933). Copies of the MarchNovember 1933 issues of The Shadow that have been trimmed and bound into a set of four hardcover volumes from the personal library of author Walter Gibson. Covers by George Rozen. The pulps are in nice condition with bright covers, mild wear, and cream to off-white pages with some tanning and flaking along the edges. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps GD value for group = $1,330.

91643 Shadow V1#6 (Street & Smith, 1932) Condition: VG-. George Rozen’s first cover for the title features the first appearance of the Shadow’s face set against a silver background. Complete covers and spine, supple cream pages. Tape along the spine. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps VG value = $1,000.

91645 Shadow February-July ‘32 Bound Volume from the Library of Walter Gibson (Street & Smith, 1932). Copies of the FebruaryJuly 1932 issues of The Shadow that have been trimmed and bound into a hardcover volume from the personal library of author Walter Gibson. Covers by George Rozen. The pulps are in nice condition with bright covers, mild wear, and cream to off-white pages with some tanning and light flaking along the edges. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps GD value for group = $1,120.

91648 Shadow Bound Volumes from the Library of Walter Gibson (Street & Smith, 1934-35). Copies of the March 1-December 15, 1934 and January 1-February 15, 1935 issues of The Shadow that have been trimmed and bound into a set of four hardcover volumes from the personal library of author Walter Gibson. Covers by George Rozen. The pulps are in nice condition with bright covers, mild wear, and cream to off-white pages with some tanning and flaking along the edges. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps GD value for group = $1,370.

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91649 Shadow Bound Volumes from the Library of Walter Gibson (Street & Smith, 1934-38). Copies of the September 1, 1934-February 15, 1935 and S e p t e m b e r 1-November 15, 1938 issues of the definitive hero pulp, trimmed and bound into a set of three hardcover volumes, each with series author Walter Gibson’s name embossed on the spines. The pulps are in nice condition with glossy covers, supple pages with browning edges, mild wear, and some pronounced flaking to the top right corners of the December ‘34-January ‘35 issues. Approximate Bookery’s Guide to Pulps GD value for group = $790. 91650 Shadow Bound Volumes from the Library of Walter Gibson (Street & Smith, 1935-36). Copies of the March 1-December 15, 1935 and January 1-February 15, 1936 issues of The Shadow that have been trimmed and bound into a set of four hardcover volumes from the personal library of author Walter Gibson. Covers by George Rozen. The pulps are in nice condition with bright covers, mild wear, and cream to off-white pages with some tanning and flaking along the edges. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps GD value for group = $1,350. 91651 Shadow Bound Volumes from the Library of Walter Gibson (Street & Smith, 1936-37). Copies of the March 1-December 15, 1936 and January 1-February 15, 1937 issues of The Shadow that have been trimmed and bound into a set of four hardcover volumes from the personal library of author Walter Gibson. Contents include the first appearance of the Voodoo Master. Covers by George Rozen. The volume containing the December ‘36-February ‘37 issues shows heavy chipping along the page edges; otherwise, the pulps are in nice condition with bright covers, mild wear, and cream to off-white pages with some tanning and flaking along the edges. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps GD value for group = $870.

91652 Shadow Bound Volumes (Street & Smith, 1937-38). Copies of the March 1, 1937-February 15, 1938 issues that have been trimmed and bound into a set of four hardcover volumes. Included is the November 15, 1937 issue featuring the first appearance of recurring heroine Myra Reldon. The pulps are in nice condition with glossy covers, supple pages with browning edges, mild wear, and some flaking to the edges and corners. Approximate Bookery’s Guide to Pulps GD value for group = $855. 91653 Shadow Bound Volumes from the Library of Walter Gibson (Street & Smith, 1938-40). Copies of the June 1, 1938-February 15, 1939 and June 1, 1939-February 15, 1940 issues of The Shadow that have been trimmed and bound into a set of six hardcover volumes from the personal library of author Walter Gibson. The contents include the first two appearances of recurring archnemesis Shiwan Khan, as well as “The Golden Vulture”, written by Doc Savage author Lester Dent and updated by Gibson. Covers by George Rozen. The contents of the September-November 1938 volume have separate from the hardcover; otherwise, the pulps are in nice condition with bright covers, mild wear, and cream to off-white pages with some tanning and flaking along the edges. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps GD value for group = $1,000. 91654 Shadow Bound Volumes from the Library of Walter Gibson (Street & Smith, 1940-42). Copies of the March 1, 1940-August 1942 issues of The Shadow that have been trimmed and bound into a set of ten hardcover volumes from the personal library of author Walter Gibson, with covers by George Rozen and others. Contents include the third and fourth appearances of Shiwan Khan, the series 10th anniversary issue, and the first pulp appearance of Margo Lane. The pulps are in nice condition with bright covers, mild wear, and cream to off-white pages. There is some tanning and flaking along the edges, primarily to the 1942 issues. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps GD value for group = $1,235.

91655 The Spider - August 1936 (Popular, 1936) Condition: FN-. Complete glossy covers; complete, unfaded spine; supple white to offwhite pages. Three very small tear seals with very light color touch to front cover near spine, color touch to small tear at bottom edge, and some trimming; otherwise, FN or better. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps FN value = $300.

91656 The Spider - July 1936 (Popular, 1936) Condition: FN-. Complete glossy covers; complete, unfaded spine; supple cream to offwhite pages with some instances of chipping. Some trimming. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps FN value = $300.

91657 Strange Tales V1#1 (Clayton, 1931) Condition: FN-. Debut issue of the short-lived rival to Weird Tales. Includes the classic tale “The Return of the Sorcerer” By Clark Ashton Smith. Cover by Hans Wesso. Bright, complete, and unfaded covers and spine, plus supple off-white pages. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $700.

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9 1 6 5 8 We i rd Tales - October 1933 (Popular Fiction, 1933) Condition: VG. The classic “Bat Lady” cover by Margaret Brundage and the early Conan story “The Pool of the Black One” by Robert E. Howard make this a key issue. Complete cover and spine, the latter of which shows only very light fading. Supple pages. Some soiling to the cover. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps VG value = $500.

91660 Weird Tales “Red Nails” Group (Popular Fiction, 1936) Condition: Average FN-. Includes the July, August, and October 1936 issues, featuring all three installments of the Conan tale “Red Nails”. Covers by Margaret Brundage and J. Allen St. John. Additional content by Clark Ashton Smith, Paul Ernst, C. L. Moore, and Robert Bloch. Bright, complete covers, supple pages, and complete spines with very mild fading. Approximate Bookery’s Guide to Pulps value for group = $350.

91662 Big Little Book #717 Mickey Mouse (Whitman, 1933) Condition: Apparent VG. The historic first Mickey Mouse Big Little Book. Tears on spine; amateur color touch on lower edge of spine. Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $392; FN 6.0 value = $980.

91659 Weird Tales - Robert E. Howard Group (Popular Fiction, 1928-30) Condition: Average VG+. Includes the issues of August 1928 (“Red Shadows” by Howard — the first appearance of Solomon Kane, and “The Vengeance of Nitocris”, the first published story by Tennessee Williams) and November 1930 (includes Howard’s “Kings of the Night”, featuring Kull of Atlantis and Bran Mak Morn). Contents also include H. P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, and Seabury Quinn. Covers by C. C. Senf. Both have some restoration and color touch to the spines, complete covers, and trimmed edges. The 1928 issue has light tan pages with some chipping. Approximate Bookery’s Guide to Pulps value for group = $700.

91663 Popeye, Thimble Theater Starring Big Big Book #4063 (Whitman, 1935) Condition: FN+. This second-printing copy, with the “big balloon” cover, is considered scarcer than the first. Segar cover and art. Nice cover with only minor wear. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $433.

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91661 Zeppelin Stories V1#3 (Ramer Reviews, Inc., 1929) Condition: VG+. A beautiful copy of one of the rarest and most sought-after pulps in existence, featuring the classic cover story “The Gorilla of the Gas Bags” by Gil Brewer.” Exceedingly difficult to find and listed as “very rare” by Bookery’s, this is the first copy of this issue — or any issue of the title — we’ve had the opportunity to offer. The covers and spine are complete and unfaded, with what appears to be a very minor amount of regluing performed on the head and tail of the spine. The pages are tan with some browning and early signs of brittleness to the edges, but are still supple. The bottom edges of the cover seem to have been trimmed. A beautiful copy with only the minor restoration work and page quality preventing it from grading higher. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps VG value = $2,500.

91664 Uncle Scrooge the Lemonade King Signed by Carl Barks (Whitman, 1960) Condition: Apparent VF+. The first time Carl Barks received published credit for his Disney art! After years of drawing the Disney ducks without a byline, the Disney company finally acknowledged the “Good Duck Artist” -- Carl Barks -- as co-artist (with Norm McGary) on this small children’s story book, The Lemonade King. This copy of that hard-to-find book was signed by Barks, dated January 16, 1972, on the first page. The book is remarkably nice condition, especially for an item that was designed for young children. There is a very small area along the outer right edge of the front cover that has a small color break; this area was long-ago touched up very lightly, using a blue marker. Otherwise, the book appears unused. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $262; VF/NM 9.0 value = $524. From the Personal Collection of Malcolm Willits.

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91665 Carl Barks A Lithographic Suite of Preliminary Paintings Portfolio #13/500 (Another Rainbow, 1986). This portfolio contains a collection of ten prints of preliminary concepts and idea sketches painted in mixed media by Carl Barks during the years 1982-86. Each is printed in the traditional four-color lithographic screened process on fine paper. The prints are reproduced the same size as the original art (#9 has been slightly reduced from the original size), and each has been initialed by Barks. Does not include a COA. Includes a Wanderer of Wonderlands limited edition print (#2278/5000), with tape on the reverse; otherwise it is in Good condition.

91668 Carl Barks Holiday in Duckburg Lithograph Progressive Proof Box Set #1 of 5 (Another Rainbow, 1989). This joyful scene, based on Barks’ 1989 painting numbered CB OIL 137, is described on the Another Rainbow site as “the happiest oil painting ever done by the Old Duck Man!” Everyone seems to be having a swell time, even the Beagle Boys, who are seen off in the distance, stealing a chicken! This is one of only five identically numbered boxed Progressive Proof sets, featuring twenty-nine numbered proofs, one for each stage of the four-color printing process. The prints are all in Excellent condition; the clamshell case has remnants of tape, and a few minor dings. Included is a certificate of authenticity.

91666 Carl Barks Trespassers Will Be Ventilated Lithograph Progressive Proof Set #1 of 5 (Another Rainbow, 1987). Glittering Goldie and her bear, Blackjack, lay claim to Uncle Scrooge’s diggings in this fun image, which was painted by Carl Barks (as CB OIL 134), and inspired by the second solo Uncle Scrooge comic (Four Color #456, “Back to the Klondike”). Another Rainbow wasted no time turning it into a beautiful lithograph, and this boxed set (one of five identically numbered sets) contains all 21 progressive proofs, one for each color and combination of colors as used in the printing process. The prints are all in Excellent condition; the clamshell box has tape and some minor storage wear. A certificate of authenticity is included.

91669 Carl Barks Return to Plain Awful Lithograph Progressive Proof Set #1 of 5 (Another Rainbow, 1989). The “Square Egg” story originally published as Four Color #223 “Lost in the Andes” is generally considered by Carl Barks fans and scholars as the Good Duck Artist’s masterpiece, the best of his long Donald Duck adventure stories. It was the inspiration for a wonderful painting, Return to Plain Awful, aka CB OIL 136, which was used for this print. The litho print utilized 22 colors, and this massive set of numbered progressive printer’s proofs features no less than 53 separate pieces, one for each color and combination of colors. The Progressive Proofs were limited to only five sets, all numbered “1 of 5”. All the prints are in Excellent condition; the clamshell box has some old tape minor glue residue, plus a light bit of wear. The set includes a certificate of authenticity.

91667 Carl Barks First National Bank of Cibola Limited Edition Lithograph Progressive Proof Group (Another Rainbow, 1987). The tenth Carl Barks lithograph produced by Another Rainbow is based on the story in Uncle Scrooge #7, from the 1987 painting noted as as CB OIL 133. This is one of five identically numbered sets of progressive proofs, consisting of 21 sequentially numbered prints -- one for each color and combination of colors. The prints have an image area of approximately 20” x 16”, and are housed in a gold-tone clamshell case. Each print is in Excellent condition, with some clear tape on the box. Included is a certificate of authenticity.
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91670 Carl Barks Rich Find at Inventory Time Remarked Serigraph Print Publisher’s Proof 1/15 (Disney Art Editions, 1994). The Uncle Scrooge painting “Rich Find at Inventory Time” was one of the largest and most detailed Carl Barks ever did, measuring 34” x 28”. It’s a wonderful image that was recreated as a 75-color serigraph; this print is one of 15 publisher’s proofs done as part of the remarqued edition. Featuring handdone color separations on special acid-free paper measuring 41” x 34.5”, this is a rich find indeed for any fans of the Disney Ducks and the art of Carl Barks, especially with the extra hand-drawn art of Scrooge, supplied by Mr. Barks in the bottom margin. Included is the original promotional folder. Regular editions originally sold for $1,750 and usually go for over $2,000 now. Dig up a few spare coins from your money vault and bid!

91671 Barks Treasury Gold Limited Edition with Signed Certificate 320/1000 (Applewood Books, 1997). A limited edition super-deluxe bound gallery, showcasing tipped-in reproductions of forty color pencil sketches done by Barks in his 96th year, housed in green velvet-lined clamshell case padded with shredded sheets of City of Duckburg currency. A complete currency note is included in the book, signed “To Steve” by Barks; he also inscribed the title page. The book has a gold-embossed dust jacket, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Barks. As a bonus, a group of eleven faxes from the Carl Barks Studio, giving Carl’s prices on selected pages, is included. In Excellent condition, other than the clamshell case top separating from the rest of the case, which could be easily repaired.

91672 Batman on Gargoyle Limited Edition Statue 3128/5555 (DC/ Graphitti, 1992). Wonderfully detailed limited edition cold cast porcelain piece by master sculptor Randy Bowen, measuring approximately 10.75” tall, on a base measuring 3.25” x 5.5”. One of the few DC pieces by Bowen, and one of his earliest works. No box. A bit dusty from display, but otherwise in Excellent condition. Not listed in Hake’s, but considered one of the most desirable of the Batman statues, commonly selling online for $2,500. From the Ben Novack, Jr. Estate Collection.

91673 Captain Marvel, Jr. Figure (Kerr Corp., 1946). Elvis Presley’s favorite comic book character as a 5” plastic figurine. In Excellent condition. Hake’s Pop Culture Memorabilia Price Guide NM value = $1,500.

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91674 Mary Marvel Figure (Kerr Co., 1946). Plastic 5” figure of the Fawcett Comics character. Excellent condition. Hake’s Pop Culture Memorabilia Price Guide NM value = $1,500.

91676 Kellogg’s Pep Pin Complete Set (Kellogg’s, 1945-47). Kellogg’s introduced small lithographed tin pinback buttons as premiums offered in boxes of Pep Cereal in 1943, beginning with military insignia sets. In 1945, they began several series of Comic Character buttons. Each set consisted of 18 buttons, for a total of five sets. Common with each set was the Superman button; all other buttons featured different comic strip characters, like Little Orphan Annie, Felix the Cat, the Phantom, and a few truly odd supporting characters like Uncle Bim (from The Gumps) and Denny Dimwit (from Winnie Winkle). This impressive collection has all five sets complete (including Superman in all five sets) for a total of 90 buttons, plus a rare 1947 Canadian 5” x 3” paper advertisement sheet. The overall condition for the buttons is VF to NM; the ad sheet is VF with some minor paper tanning on each edge. Hake’s Pop Culture Memorabilia Price Guide lists a complete 86 button set (with only one Superman) with a NM value of $2,000, and the ad sheet with a NM value of $300.

91675 Disneykins Gift Box Set (Marx, 1960s). The gang’s all here — although in a very tiny size — in this collection of 34 miniature plastic Disney characters. Two of the figures, Mickey Mouse and Monty, have come loose from their glued positions, and are turned sideways, and the box has a slight bit of wear, including a torn area on the left edge; leaving the set in overall FN+ condition. See these incredible figures up close at HA.com/7054. Hake’s Price Guide to Disney Collectibles FN value = $450.

91677 Superman Serial Card and Animation Art Group (Columbia, 1948-50). A set of four framed lobby cards, each with a small animation figure (in gray tones) over the card. When Columbia filmed these two serials (Superman in 1948; Atom Man vs. Superman in 1950), they used animation to portray the Man of Steel flying. Included is one scene card from Superman (Chapter 1: Superman Comes to Earth); and three from Atom Man vs. Superman: a title card for Chapter 14: Rocket of Vengeance, and two identical scene cards for Chapter 15: Superman Saves the Universe. The cards are all in Excellent condition, attractively matted and framed with the animation cels, all of which feature a tiny image of Superman flying solo and holding Lois Lane. A very unusual group, sure to appeal to comic fans, movie poster collectors, and animation art lovers alike! From the Estate of John McLaughlin.

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SESSION TwO
Floor, Telephone, Heritage Live!™, Internet, Fax, and Mail Signature® Auction # 7054 Thursday, February 23, 2012 | 12:00PM ET | New York | Lots 92001 - 92392
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Original art

92002 Dan Adkins Dracula and Man-Thing Illustration Original Art (undated). The Lord of the Undead, Dracula, and the muck monster known as Man-Thing appear together in this illustration by Dan Adkins. The work has an image area of 10.75” x 15” and it is in Excellent condition. Signed and inscribed by the artist at the top right.

92001 Neal Adams and Frank Giacoia Green Lantern #78 Page 7 Original Art (DC, 1970). Neal Adams is considered by many to be the artist who, along with writer Denny O’Neil, began the Bronze Age of comics. The realistic approach to the art and emotive quality of the figures were perfect for O’Neil’s social commentary that has made their run on the Green Lantern/Green Arrow series one of the most respected in comic history. This is a wonderful example of the dark line and moody atmosphere that greatly added to the psychological reality of the characters. This Bronze Age beauty has an image area of 10” x 15”, and aside from overall paper aging, the art is in Very Good condition. The piece is signed in its bottom margin by Adams. 92003 Murphy Anderson Strange Adventures #236 Cover Original Art (DC, 1972). DC fans take note, this is only the second “pure” Murphy Anderson vintage cover Heritage has offered to date. Although this issue is designated as #234 on the cover art, it was actually used on issue #236. Murphy Anderson is one of the most respected Silver and Bronze Age artists. Here he recreates, in stunning fashion, the eye-catching cover hook for the 1955 Ed Herron sci-fi classic, “The Human Fishbowl.” This piece has an image area of 10” x 15”, and aside from some aged paste-on elements, the art is in Excellent condition. Signed by Murphy Anderson at the upper left, and DC editor Julius Schwartz at the lower right.
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92004 Murphy Anderson Archie Comics #1 Cover Re-Creation Original Art (undated). “The Mirth of a Nation.” This splendid re-creation of the cover to Bob Montana’s landmark 1942 issue has an approximate image area of 15.5” x 21”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

92006 Jim Aparo The Phantom #32 “The Pharaoh Phantom” Page Original Art Group (Charlton, 1969). Jim Aparo’s art is absolutely magnificent in pages 1-20 of this yarn from the twilight of the Silver Age. Pease note, the last four pages of the story are missing from this lot. Each page of this beautifully drawn thriller has an image area of 10” x 15”, and the art averages Excellent condition. See all the pages at HA.com!

92005 Murphy Anderson Strange Adventures #153 Atomic Knights Page 15 Original Art (DC, 1963). Atomic Knight Gardner Grayle and Marene Herald star enjoy a romantic moment in this Silver Age sci-fi spectacular from the John Broome yarn, “Danger in Detroit.” The Atomic Knights are a cult classic series among fans of DC editor Julie Schwartz’s science fiction titles, and this is the only the second page we have offered to date. Who knows when we’ll offer another? This half-page has an image area of 13” x 12”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

92007 Jim Aparo Aquaman #40 Chapter Title Page 17 Original Art (DC, 1968). In this chapter opener to “Sorcerers of the Sea,” the Sea King makes room to face off against a monstrous creature. Jim Aparo had paid his dues at Charlton Comics before following editor Dick Giordano over to DC — Aquaman was one of his first assignments at the company, and Aparo proved he could handle action and excitement with the best of them in this, his debut at DC. This action sequence is absolutely stunning, with three fast-paced panels that thrillingly convey Aquaman’s battle with the beast. The image area of this Silver Age spectacular is 10” x 15”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

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92008 Al Avison Witches Tales #1 Complete 8-Page Story “The Monster of Mad Mountain” Original Art (Harvey, 1951). Truly a scarce opportunity, offered here is a complete yelp-yarn from the first issue of Harvey’s infamous Witches Tales. Each page of this “monster-piece” has an image area of approximately 12” x 18,” and they average Excellent condition.

92010 Dick Ayers and Rich Ayers Fantastic Four #4 Sub-Mariner Cover Re-Creation Original Art (undated). Father and son have teamed to conjure up this incredible re-creation of the Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers cover for the story “The Coming of the Sub-Mariner.” Rendered in ink, marker, and paint, the piece is beautifully detailed and immaculate. This cover scene has an image area of 12.5” x 18”, and it has been matted and framed to an overall size of 18” x 24.5”. The art is in Excellent condition. Signed by both artists in the lower margin.

92012 Dick Ayers and Rich Ayers X-Men #1 Cover Re-Creation Original Art (undated). Marvel legend Dick Ayers, along with his son Rich, has re-created the cover of one of the most memorable Silver Age comics of the Marvel era — X-Men #1 — the X-Men vs. Magneto. Ayers did a superb job of capturing the appeal of Marvel mainstay, Jack Kirby. This mixed media piece has an image area of 12.5” x 18”, and it has been matted and framed to an overall size of 18” x 24.5”. The art is in Excellent condition. Signed by both artists in the lower margin.

92009 Dick Ayers and Rich Ayers Hulk vs. The Four-Armed Terror Specialty Illustration Original Art (undated). This gamma rayedgrabber featuring the Hulk, who seems to have the upper hand on his foe from DC (the FourArmed Terror from Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #137), has an image area of 12.5” x 17”. This specialty piece featuring the Jack Kirby characters has been matted and framed to an overall size of 18.5” x 23”. The art is in Excellent condition. Signed by both artists at the lower right. 92011 Dick Ayers and Rich Ayers Sgt. Fury #40 Cover Re-Creation Original Art (undated). Wah-hooo! Darlin’ Dick Ayers and his son, Rollickin’ Rich, produced this explosive painting of Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos from the classic yarn “That France Might be Free.” Rendered in mixed media, this piece is beautifully detailed and immaculate, with brilliant colors. No matter the medium or the subject, Dick Ayers is a rare talent and this is a cover that will charm any Sgt. Fury fan. This pulse-pounding show-stopper has an image area of 12.5” x 18”, and it has been matted and framed to an overall size of 18” x 24.5”. The art is in Excellent condition. Signed by both artists in the lower margin.
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92013 Carl Barks Donald Duck Flying Dutchman Painting Original Art (1972). The Flying Dutchman #1 (#23-72) marked the very first time that a splash panel from a comic story was used as the subject of a Carl Barks painting. In a 1972 letter to Don Ault, Barks stated that “it is a subject that stands on its own merits as a seascape.” In Uncle Scrooge #25, Barks had featured the ghostly galleon in the opening splash panel, and again on the page 11 splash panel where the Duck family spots the Dutchman sailing up in the sky. The dark clouds behind the red sails make this first version the spookiest of the three versions Barks painted, matching the eerie tone of this ghostly adventure. Carl Barks truly enjoyed drawing ships; Barks historian Geoff Blum points out that he had started his comic book career by drawing all the nautical pages for “Pirate Gold” (Four Color #9, 1942), and drawing stormy seascapes was Carl’s motivation for doing his classic “Horse-Radish” story in Uncle Scrooge #3. This version of the Flying Dutchman painting is so rare most Barks fans have never seen it! It wasn’t included in the 1981 book, The Fine Art of Donald Duck. Barks did a second version that was sold in 1991 after being held by the family as a retirement “nest egg”, and a third and final version was sold by Heritage in 2002 for a whopping $80,500. Flying Dutchman #1 is painted in oils on Masonite with an image area of 18” x 24”, and is framed in gold wood which makes the yellowish lightning bolts stand out. Other than a thin, non-obtrusive 9” contact scratch than runs from the frame down past the back of the ship, it’s in Excellent condition. It’s a true maritime masterpiece as only Barks could deliver. Don’t let your opportunity to get it sail away!

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92014 Carl Barks An Astronomical Predicament Oil Painting Original Art (1990). The way-out sixties found Uncle Scrooge and Donald taking part in the space race. This oil painting on masonite, numbered by fans as CB OIL 138, is based on the yarn “Island in the Sky” from Uncle Scrooge #29 (1960), and shows Uncle Scrooge, Donald, Huey, Dewey, and Louie as they are confronted by the hungry inhabitants of a barren asteroid. The image area of this masterwork measures 19” x 25.5”, and it’s been framed to an overall size of 24.5” x 31”. This piece is in Excellent condition.

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92015 Carl Barks Menace From the Grotto Painting Original Art (1975). Carl Barks based his 110th Disney oil painting (known as CB OIL 110 and by the Barks code 75-20) on the cover of Four Color #159’s classic “Ghost of the Grotto” Donald Duck adventure. One can almost feel the chill in the salty air as the old conquistador climbs aboard the Duck’s boat in the misty evening! Wonderful detail and color! The oil on board painting has an image area measuring approximately 12” x 16”, and is beautifully framed and matted to an overall size of 20” x 24”. Featured in The Fine Art of Walt Disney’s Donald Duck by Carl Barks. In Excellent condition.

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92016 Carl Barks Return to Plain Awful Preliminary Painting (#P-10) Original Art (c. 1989). Carl Barks returns to the fertile ground of his famous square-egg story, “Lost in the Andes” (originally published in Four Color #223), in his painting, Return to Plain Awful. This preliminary sketch (Code #P-10) was one of several full color developmental oil sketches on masonite created by Barks for this iconic painting. The art has an image area of 14.75” x 11.75” and it is in Excellent condition. Signed and inscribed by Barks at the lower left.

92017 Carl Barks Return to Plain Awful Preliminary Painting (#P-10B) Original Art (c. 1989). Carl Barks reprises the Duck family’s adventure to the mysterious South American location known as Plain Awful, in his beautiful painting Return to Plain Awful. This painting was created as a follow-up to his famous tale, “Lost in the Andes” (originally published in Four Color #223), and was released along with Donald Duck Adventures #12, which included Don Rosa’s sequel tale, “Return to Plain Awful.” This preliminary sketch (Code #P-10B) was one of several full color developmental oil sketches on masonite created by Barks for this painting. The art has an image area of 14.75” x 11.75” and it is in Excellent condition. Signed and inscribed by Barks at the lower left.

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92018 Carl Barks Trail of the Forty Thieves Preliminary Painting Sketch (#P-7) Original Art (c. 1980). Carl Barks created this idea sketch for a painting tentatively titled Trail of the Forty Thieves which, unfortunately, he later abandoned. A typed note attached to the back reads: “A subject begun in an effort to put the ducks in the mysterious Arabian desert. Somehow the mirage of ancient Baghdad never quite became the diaphanous, shimmering illusion I wanted to portray.” This preliminary sketch (Code #P-7) was one of several full color developmental oil sketches made by Barks (this is painted on masonite). The art has an image area of 10” x 12.5” and it is in Excellent condition. Signed by Barks at the lower right.

92019 Carl Barks Trail of the Forty Thieves Preliminary Painting Sketch (#P-7-A) Original Art (c. 1980). Here’s another version of the study Barks created for a painting which was to be named Trail of the Forty Thieves, and later abandoned when he was dissatisfied with the way the “shimmering illusion” of ancient Baghdad came out. We think he did pretty well with this version! This preliminary sketch (Code #P-7-A) was one of several full color developmental oil sketches made by Barks (this is painted on canvas mounted to masonite). The art has an image area of 10” x 12.5” and it is in Excellent condition. Signed by Barks at the lower right.

92020 C. C. Beck The Marvel Family, Friends, and Foes Painting Original Art (1978). The World’s Mightiest Mortals — Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel Jr., and Mary Marvel — pose for a splendid portrait, along with their friends and foes, courtesy of the best-known of all the Fawcett artists, C. C. Beck. How many can you name? In case you’re stumped, this lot comes with a photocopy of a letter from Beck, spelling them all out. It’s a great image of one of the most-loved superhero “families” of all time, done in gouache and ink. The image area is approximately 22” x 17”, and is matted and framed to an overall size of 25” x 20”. The art is in Excellent condition. From the Estate of John McLaughlin.
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92021 C. C. Beck Shazam! Captain Marvel DC House Ad Preliminary Original Art (DC, 1972). In the 1940s, the biggest-selling superhero comic book featured not Superman, but the original Captain Marvel. Created by artist/writer C. C. Beck, the “Big Red Cheese” eventually fell victim to a lawsuit brought on by rival publishers National Periodical Publications (DC), who quietly put the beloved character to rest. For fans of the Golden Age of Comics, Captain Marvel was sorely missed, and his return by DC in 1972 was welcome news. This tracing paper pencil sketch of Captain Marvel was Beck’s first “official” version of the character in about 17 years, and was the preliminary version of the art used to herald the good Captain’s return, as seen in DC house ads. The sketch has an image area of approximately 4” x 7.25”, is in Excellent condition, and is quite detailed. A tearsheet of the final ad is included, plus a signed letter from Beck, and a color copy of a photo from 1975. A certificate of authenticity is included. This is truly a historic sketch of one of the best-known and most-beloved comic superheroes!

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92022 Luis Bermejo Creepy #76 Complete 8-Page Story “Edgar Allen Poe’s The Imp of the Perverse” Original Art (Warren, 1976). This spine-tingling Bronze Age chiller is sure to please any art fan of Warren’s “Spanish Invasion.” Each gorgeous mixed greytone media page for the “Divine Edgar’s” yarn has an approximate image area of 10.5” x 15”, and the condition of the art averages Excellent. See all the pages at HA.com!

92024 Donald Duck Gets Fed Up Big Little Book Cover Original Art (Whitman, 1940). Donald Duck does what he’s famous for — looses his cool — on this incredibly animated Big Little Book (#1462) cover illustration. If you’re a fan of the Disney Duck clan, this is a can’t-miss piece. Ink on illustration board, with an image area measuring approximately 13.5” x 14”, and matted and framed to an overall size of 19” x 19”. In Excellent condition. From the Estate of John McLaughlin.

92023 Blondie Count Cookie in Too! Big Little Book #1430 Cover Original Art (Whitman, 1947). Mixed media on illustration board. The work has been framed and matted to an image area of 15” x 15.5”. In Excellent condition.

92025 Big Little Book Donald Duck in Volcano Valley #1457 Cover Original Art (Whitman, 1949). Erupting volcanoes have never looked more colorful! Here’s a great 1949 Big Little Book front cover and spine showcasing that perennial Walt Disney favorite, Donald Duck. Rendered in mixed media, it measures approximately 15.5” x 16” overall. This piece is missing its original “Better Little Book” paste-up stat at the lower left; otherwise, it is in Excellent condition.

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92026 Simon Bisley 2000 AD #688 Cover Original Art (Fleetway, 1990). Slaine delivers mayhem, in this forceful illustration by Simon Bisley. Rendered in acrylic on heavy illustration paper, the art measures 18” x 12”. In Excellent condition.

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92027 Simon Bisley 2000 AD Program #693 “Slaine: The Horned God Book III” Page 20 Original Art (Fleetway, 1990). The enormously popular Slaine, takes the situation in hand, in this head-chopping page by Brit sensation Simon Bisley. Continuing the epic Celtic saga, “Slaine: The Horned God,” author Pat Mills and artist Simon Bisley bring to life yet another blood-splattering page in this classic tale of sword and sorcery. The image area measures 12.5” x 16”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

92028 Simon Bisley Death Dealer Painting Original Art (1994). Frank Frazetta’s horned-helmeted warrior, weary from bloody battle, faces more horror along the corridor, in this bold Simon Bisley masterwork. Painted in acrylics on heavy paper, this devastating Biz original measures 11.5” x 16.5”. In Excellent condition. Signed by the artist at the lower right.

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92029 Simon Bisley Jason vs. Leatherface #3 Cover Original Art (Topps, 1995). Horror heavyweight Jason Vorhees, a.k.a. the Mongloid Marauder, raises unholy hell in this vivid painted cover by Simon Bisley. The art measures 16.5” x 23.15”, and aside from some light wear along the extreme edges, it is in Excellent condition.

92031 Simon Bisley Saint George with the Head of the Dragon Illustration Original Art (2000). “St. George inspire us with the spleen of fiery dragons.” Fantasy maestro Simon Bisley captures a triumphant Saint George standing on the head of his vanquished foe, in this luxurious graphite illustration. Rendered on heavy paper, measuring 15” x 21”, the work is in Excellent condition. Signed by the artist at the extreme left edge.

92030 Simon Bisley Blue-Cowled Figure with Crossbow Illustration Original Art (1995). This powerful painted piece was rendered in acrylic on heavy paper. The art measures 9.5” x 12” and it is in Excellent condition. Signed by the artist at the upper left.

92032 Simon Bisley Illustrations From the Bible: A Work in Progress “Abraham Preparing to Sacrifice Isaac” Illustration Original Art (1999). The story of Bisley’s interest in religious art begins a few years earlier when Alex Acevado, of Alexander Gallery, challenged him to put his considerable skill to work illustrating religious stories. Bisley was so inspired by the challenge that he produced a large body of religious themed images, as well as several Roman and Medieval art pieces. Fortunately, Kevin Eastman felt that the drawings deserved to be seen by the public at large and so had a large selection of them published by Heavy Metal magazine in “Illustrations From the Bible: A Work in Progress.” This dramatic pencil on paper drawing has an overall size of 11.75” x 14”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

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92033 Simon Bisley Illustrations From the Bible: A Work in Progress “The Sun Was Darkened and the Earth Quaked” Illustration Original Art (1999). Simon Bisley, or the Biz, has been assaulting fans with his larger than life art since debuting on the ABC Warriors and Slaine storylines for 2000 AD magazine in 1988 and 1989 respectively. His work on Lobo and Batman vs. Judge Dredd catapulted him to worldwide fame. In 2004, Heavy Metal published a critically acclaimed collection of Bisley’s religious drawings and paintings entitled “Illustrations From the Bible: A Work in Progress.” This sublime pencil on paper drawing has an overall size of 11.75” x 16”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

92035 Brian Bolland Get 2000 A. D. Before It Gets You Slain Marvel and DC Superhero Ad Illustration Original Art (undated). While the figure of a locked and loaded Judge Dredd perched on his motorcycle is a pasted-on stat (taken from a Mike McMahon image), the rest of this satirical ad is all original art as detailed by fan-favorite Brian Bolland. Among Dredd’s famous victims are Spider-Man, Superman, Red Sonja, the Flash, Batman, the Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, the Thing, the Hulk, and more. The image area of this modern “murder-piece” measures 11.5” x 8.5”. There is some overall paper aging and the piece has been glued to larger piece of support paper and the glue is coming loose; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition.

92034 Brian Bolland Comicon 77 Illustration Original Art (1977). The Cowled Crusader sheds many a tear when he detects the creased upper right corner of his previously Near Mint copy of Detective Comics #27 — he should never have let Robin borrow it. Fortunately, as Bruce Wayne, he is already a billionaire. Seriously though, any Bat-fan would love to own this whimsical work by the always in-demand Brian Bolland. This wonderful piece has an overall size of 12.5” x 9.25”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

92036 Dick Briefer Frankenstein #7 Cover Recreation Original Art (1980). Perhaps best known for his work on the Golden Age Frankenstein, Dick Briefer drew all 33 issues, both straight horror and slapstick comedy versions. His was a unique and versatile talent. This whimsical oil on canvas board painting, painted in the year of Briefer’s death, has an image size of approximately 19” x 23”, and it has been matted and framed to an overall size of 24.5” x 28.5”. The art is in Excellent condition. Signed by Dick Briefer at the lower right. From the Estate of John McLaughlin.

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92037 Rich Buckler and Dan Adkins Astonishing Tales #13 Splash Page 1 Original Art (Marvel, 1972). No man should be ashamed to cry out in unaccustomed fear when he looks on the loathsome face of death! Ka-Zar faces the muck encrusted monstrosity Man-Thing, in this page from “Man-Thing!” The art has an image area of 11” x 15” and it is in Excellent condition.

92039 Rich Buckler and Joe Sinnott Giant-Size Super-Stars #1 Hulk vs. Thing Splash Page 26 Original Art (Marvel, 1974). The Marvel heavyweights are battling again as the Fantastic Four watch the everlovin, blue-eyed Thing uncork a vicious left on the Hulk. Joe Sinnott was at the peak of his powers for this issue — his control of the brush work is breathtaking. This Bronze Age brawler has an image area of 10” x 15”. Aside from a few production process stains, it is in Excellent condition. Signed in the upper margin by Buckler.

92040 John Coleman Burroughs John Carter of Mars Sunday Comic Strip #66 Original Art dated 3-7-43 (United Feature Syndicate, 1943). John Carter and Deja Thoris cross the forsaken waste of the Martian desert in search of her father’s kingdom, when they are set upon by Barsoomian headhunters, in this vibrant Sunday. This Sunday has an image area of 28” x 18”, and the piece is in Very Good condition. Signed by the artist in the bottom of the sixth panel. The figures in panel 1, 4, and seven are photostats, not original art. 92038 Rich Buckler and Joe Sinnott Giant-Size Super-Stars #1 Hulk Splash Page 1 Original Art (Marvel, 1974). Nothing shouts out Marvel Bronze Age more clearly than this eye-popping opener of the first and only issue of this Giant-Size title, co-starring the Incredible Hulk and the Fantastic Four. This bombastic blockbuster has an image area of 10” x 14”, and aside from a few production process stains and a pasted-on caption at the lower right, it is in Excellent condition. Signed in the upper margin by Buckler.

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92042 John Buscema and Tom Palmer The Avengers #97 Page 10 Original Art (Marvel, 1972). Three powerful heroes of the Fabulous Forties, Captain America, Sub-Mariner and the Patriot, spring forward into action against Kree invaders, in this page from “Godhood’s End!” The art has an image are of 10” x 15”. Aside from some tape residue in the upper and lower edges, and some light yellowing to the Zipatone, the work is in Very Good condition.

92041 John Buscema and John Verpoorten Amazing Adventures #4 Black Widow/Inhumans Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1971). The Black Widow and the Inhumans are the focus of this block-bustin’ cover penciled by John Buscema with John Verpoorten inks. The art has an image area of 10” x 15”, and it includes the original logo and masthead pasteup type. Aside from some production process stains, this piece is in Very Good condition.

92043 John Buscema and Jim Mooney Thor #216 Splash Page 1 Original Art (Marvel, 1973). With his beloved Lady Sif embedded within the scarlet crystal of the God-Jewel Xorr, how canst the son of Odin not protect her from his own liege? This stunning first splash page to the tale, “Where Chaos Rules!” has an image area of 10” x 15”. There is light soiling and glue staining along the edges; otherwise the art is in Very Good condition.
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92044 John Buscema and Dave Cockrum The Avengers #124 Page 15 Original Art (Marvel, 1974). Dashing Dave Cockrum added the perfect Bronze Age finish to this action-packed page for “Beware the StarStalker.” The line-up includes Vision, Thor, Mantis, and Libra, of the Zodiac, as well as the macabre menace, Star-Stalker. This cosmic thriller has an approximate image area of 10” x 15”. The last panel is tipped-in and taped on the back; otherwise. the art is in Very Good condition.

92046 John Buscema Conan Portfolio Plate Three Illustration Original Art (SQ Productions, 1980). More Hyperborian hand-to-hand combat confronts the savage from Cimmeria in this splendid illustration by “Big John” Buscema for his limited edition portfolio. The art has an image area of 11” x 14” and it is in Excellent condition.

92045 John Buscema and Bob McLeod Thor #278 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1978). The Thunder God humbled — by a roughneck who claims to be the real Thor! This bold cover pretty much describes itself, and why not, when it’s been created by two of the most talented artists to ever to staff the bullpen — John Buscema on pencils, and Bob McLeod manning the ink brush. This spectacular cover pulses with energy as the Mighty Thor stumbles before the awe-inspiring power of this two-way Asgardian onslaught. Buscema’s power-packed pencils are augmented by McLeod’s supple, precise linework, to create a cover image that can’t be topped. This thriller has an image area of 9.75” x 15”. Aside from some overall paper aging, this piece is in Very Good condition.

92047 John Buscema Marvel Comics Super Special #21 Conan the Barbarian Splash Page 1 Original Art (Marvel, 1982). A true collector’s item, this is surely Buscema at his finest, worthy of a place in even the most discriminating collection. Based on the movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, this story was later printed as the Conan the Barbarian Movie Special #1 & 2. Fully penciled and inked by the late, great John Buscema, this splash is the work of a master, drawing the character he most enjoyed. This page has an image area of approximately 15” x 13.5”, and it is in Excellent condition.

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92048 John Buscema, Bob Wiacek, and Dan Green Kull the Conqueror #1 Splash Page 25 Original Art (Marvel, 1983). Her power is unchallenged! She is Iraina the Tigress, soon to be empress of all the Thurian continent and conqueror of the known world! This savage splash page from the tale, “Eye of the Tigress,” has an image area of 10” x 15”. In Excellent condition.

92050 John Byrne Unpublished New X-Men Splash Page Original Art (Marvel, 1976). Mr. Byrne commented, “That’s the splash page to an unfinished (and thus unpublished) Wolverine story I started for my own amusement (i.e., on spec) before I was assigned to the X-Men’s own title. I think it got as far as one more (unfinished) page.” As such, this sensational piece is the earliest X-Men art by Byrne we’ve offered to date. It has an image area of 10” x 13”. Aside from some slight overall paper wear, the art is in Excellent condition.

92049 John Buscema and Bill Sienkiewicz Galactus the Devourer #6 Page 30 Original Art (Marvel, 2000). The ultimate battle between master and herald rolls inexorably forward in this page from “The Death of Galactus.” The art has an image area of 10” x 15” and it is in Excellent condition. Signed by John Buscema at the upper right.

92051 John Byrne and Mike Esposito Marvel Team-Up #54 SpiderMan, Hulk, and Woodgod Splash Page 1 Original Art (Marvel, 1977). John Byrne was on the verge of comic super-stardom when he penciled this issue, which appeared around the same time he took over the X-Men. Spidey, the Hulk, and Woodgod together in a seventies splash by Byrne — face it, tiger, you just hit the jackpot. As an added “art bonus,” the back of the page features cool pencil sketches of Rog-2000, Spider-Man, and Dr. Doom. This super-suspenseful splash for “Spider in the Middle” has an image area of 10” x 13.5”, and aside from a horizontal crease 2/3 of the way from the top of the image, and a few production process stains, the art is in Very Good condition.
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92052 John Byrne and Terry Austin X-Men #112 Page 4 Featuring Magneto Original Art (Marvel, 1978). Many fans consider this awesome Magneto story arc the point where John Byrne’s legendary run really kicked into high gear. The Byrne/Austin artwork on this page is just jaw-droppingly beautiful. The master super-villain is in every panel, and both the old and new X-Men are both represented here, with Beast and his fellow veterans Cyclops and Phoenix joining a very feisty Wolverine. This was just Byrne’s fifth issue of the title (he still hadn’t done any of the covers to this point). As Byrne put it on his website, “I remember mostly that (#112-113) were the issues in which things really felt like they were starting to click — that it began to feel like my book, rather than a Cockrum book on which I was just doing a prolonged series of fill-ins.” This Bronze Age blockbuster from “Magneto Triumphant” has an image area of 10”x 15”, and the art is in Excellent condition. Signed in the upper right margin by Terry Austin.
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92053 John Byrne and Terry Austin The X-Men #134 Wolverine, Nightcrawler, and Storm Page 7 Original Art (Marvel, 1980). One of the very best X-Men sequences was their showdown with the Hellfire Club, who at first had the mutants on the ropes to say the least. But Wolverine led a rousing comeback, and here you see Sebastian Shaw in defeat as well as Harry Leland. The latter’s look was inspired by Orson Welles’ The Third Man character Harry Lime, and you see the resemblance to Welles here! Austin’s inking, superb on the printed page, is even more striking when you hold the art in your hands. This awesome page has an image area of 10” x 15”, and the art is in Excellent condition. The page was signed by Byrne in its second panel.

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92057 Milton Caniff Miss Lace and Steve Canyon TV Show Promotion Illustration Original Art (1958). Miss Lace vamps the boys in the L. A. A. F. A. to watch the new Steve Canyon TV show, in this sexy illustration by Milton Caniff. An art or type element has come off of the lower left of the 10” x 13” design, leaving behind a glue stain. Matted and framed to an overall size of 15” x 18”, the art is otherwise in Very Good condition. Signed by Milton Caniff at the lower right. From the Estate of John McLaughlin. 92054 John Byrne and Joe Rubinstein Captain America #252 Page 14 Original Art (Marvel, 1980). While Cap aids Batroc, Mr. Hyde is inundated with a high-pressure of liquefied natural gas, in this page from “Cold Fire!” The art is 10” x 15” and, aside from some paper tanning and light soiling, it is in Very Good condition. Signed by Joe Rubinstein at the lower right. 92055 John Byrne and Kyle Baker Avengers Annual #14 Splash Page 35 Original Art (Marvel, 1985). Captain America, Starfox, Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau), Black Knight, Hercules, Wasp, Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, and She-Hulk — the gang’s all here in this “Brady Bunch”-styled portrait splash from “Fifth Column.” Kyle Baker’s inks give the pencils a crisp edge and he really brings out Byrne’s best. This Marvel masterwork has an image area of 10” x 15”. Aside from clipped corners and irregular margins (all outside the image area), the art is in Very Good condition. 92058 Nick Cardy The Brave and the Bold #103 Batman and the Metal Men Cover Original Art (DC, 1972). Tina leads a revolt of the Metal Men as Gold, Iron, and Mercury try to force the Gotham Guardian to hit the kill switch for all of mankind. The line work is terse yet sensitive, and Nick Cardy pencils and inks an emotional scenario that crackles with tension. This is truly the vision of a seasoned comics master at work. This Bronze Age blockbuster has an image area of 10” x 15”, and the art is in Excellent condition. 92056 Milton Caniff Terry and the Pirates Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 8-3-35 (Chicago Tribune, 1935). In the history of comic strip art, Terry and the Pirates stands among the best. The feature was a masterpiece of storytelling wedded with crisp, exciting artwork. For many readers, Milton Caniff perfected the adventure strip. This episode features two of the main stars of the early years, Normandie Drake and Terry Lee. This strip, titled “That Woman’s Here Again” has an image area of 20” x 5.5”, and the art is in Excellent condition.
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92060 Ernie Chan Savage Sword of Conan #35 Page 36 Original Art (Marvel, 1978). The astounding artistry of Ernie Chan is showcased in this page from “Black Tears.” This pulse-pounding page has an image area measuring 10.5” x 15”, and it’s in Excellent condition. Signed by Ernie Chan in the first panel.

92059 Ernie Chan and Fred Carrillo Unpublished Swamp Thing #25 Page Original Art Group (DC, 1976). The abrupt cancellation of the original Swamp Thing run left many plot threads dangling, and a blurb at the end of issue #24 promised a meeting between Swampy and Hawkman in the next issue, a confrontation which never materialized once the axe had fallen. Drawn but never published, the pages offered here, pages 9-14 and 16-17, are from that all-but-legendary twenty-fifth issue, and feature virtually non-stop action pitting Swamp Thing against the Winged Wonder. Roughly half the story is included, and the pages are in Very Good condition, with minor corner dings and overall wear. The image area for each page measures 10” x 15”. See all the pages at HA. com!

92061 Howard Chaykin Marvel Preview #2 Dominic Fortune Page 63 Original Art (Marvel, 1975). The fast and deadly brigand for hire, Dominic Fortune, makes a death-defying appearance hanggliding into a sheer cliff, in this page from “The Power Broker Resolution.” Note that the grey tones here were made with a marker, this is not Craftint! The grey tone art has an image area of 14” x 20” and it is in Excellent condition. Inscribed and signed by Chaykin in the lower right margin.

92062 Howard Chaykin Wonder Woman Gallery Pin-Up Page Original Art (DC, 1996). The fan-favorite creator of American Flagg and Black Kiss presents his vibrant vision of the Amazon Ace in this stunning pinup. A hand colored color guide and a copy of the comic book are also included with this lovely lot. The art and the color guide are each in Excellent condition.

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92063 Dave Cockrum and Bob McLeod Marvel Fanfare #3 Wraparound Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1982). In pursuit of Sauron, the X-Men cross over to the Savage Land, and do battle with the Mutates. “Into the Land of Death” is a classic Claremont/Cockrum concoction, and this eye-bending wraparound cover is so gorgeous it might just give you vertigo. There are two rough areas where UPC labels were previously attached to the artwork, which have been removed and some corrections made, and there are a few very light grease stains of the sort commonly associated with the Marvel production offices of this era, but overall the piece is in Very Good condition with a clean, crisp appearance. The overall image area measures 15” x 19.5”. Considered the quintessential X-Men artist to a generation and beyond, Dave Cockrum X-covers are becoming increasingly rare at public auction, so don’t let this opportunity pass you by.

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92064 Gene Colan and Frank Giacoia Captain America #129 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1970). One of the definitive action artists to ever grace the comics industry, “Gentleman” Gene Colan does it again with this awe-inspiring cover from 1970 featuring “The Vengeance of the Red Skull.” If you’re wondering where the Skull is, he’s in the helicopter. With earnest inking by Marvel alum Frank Giacoia, this page swings into action at a frantic pace. Highly realistic renderings of a helicopter, kidnapped automobile, and Captain America doing what he does best... does it get any better than this? Overall size is 11.5” x 17” with an image area of 10” x 15”. The Captain America logo stat and masthead are still attached. Except for some yellowing in the center and miscellaneous white out scattered throughout the page, the art is in Very Good condition. Signed by Gene Colan at the bottom right. Action lovers — this one’s for you!

92066 Gene Colan and Tom Palmer Kid Colt Outlaw #223 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1978). Hold on to your hats, Kid Colt fans — ‘cause the Kid is caught in a three-man brawl in this cover scene for “Revenge Rides the Range,” drawn by the Bronze Age art team-supreme of Gene Colan and Tom Palmer. This cover has an image area of 9.75” x 15”. Aside from a few pasted-on word balloons, captions, and some taped-on stat elements, the cover is in Very Good condition. Signed by Colan in the lower right margin. Aw-haw — be sure to take your best shot at this hootin’ hollerin’ Marvel masterwork!

92065 Gene Colan and Tom Palmer Tomb of Dracula #2 Frank Drake Splash Page 1 Original Art (Marvel, 1972). With this moody splash page by Genial Gene Colan, the Bronze Age saga of the Tomb of Dracula series begins its second issue. The art for this drama-drenched splash has an image area of 10” x 13.5”. Aside from the usual scattered small production stains common to Bronze Age art, and a one-inch tear at the center-right border, the art is in Very Good condition.

92067 Gene Colan Daredevil #25 Penciled Leap-Frog Cover Re-Creation Original Art (2000). In this issue, in a moment of panic to protect his secret identity, Matt Murdock tells Foggy Nelson and Karen Page that DD is really his twin brother. Oh, and Leap-Frog hops into town as well. Celebrated as one of the Man Without Fear’s best artists, Gene Colan has reprised the landmark, first cover appearance of Daredevil’s foe Leap-Frog, and he has captured all the vitality and charm of the original 1967 cover in this re-creation. Drawn in pencil, this piece has an overall size of 11” x 17”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

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92068 Reed Crandall Piracy #2 Cover Original Art (EC, 1954). EC master artist Reed Crandall pays homage to Howard Pyle’s famous pirate painting with his pen and ink version of a no-holds-barred knife fight for the cover to EC’s New Trend comic Piracy #2. Artist Angelo Torres has often said that he and Al Williamson often referred to Howard Pyle and N. C. Wyeth’s masterful illustrations for inspiration, and Torres later praised this particular piece as a “magnificent job — it looked like a woodcut.” Note the incredible detail Crandall put into the costumes and background. Also take notice of the ship anchored in the background, a perfect touch. EC artwork is always highly prized and this piece, the first Piracy cover we have offered to date, will be a treasured addition to any collection. The cover art measures approximately 13.5 “ x 19.75”. The Piracy logo, and sidebar ship scene were re-created as a carefully color-matched replacement, and the main scene has been attached to a piece of support paper; otherwise, the piece is in Very Good condition.

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92069 Jack Davis and Harvey Kurtzman Unpublished Hexaflexagon Game Illustration Original Art Group (c. 1957). Sight gags, paradoxes, and visual games have always been a part of Mad-man Harvey Kurtzman’s humor. Slated for Hugh Hefner’s never-published Trump #3, the “Exaltation” would have been Kurtzman’s most elaborate visual game ever. As described in Joey Anuff’s in-depth Winter 2005 feature article for Comic Art #7, “The mechanics of the game were based on game master Martin Gardner’s column for the December 1956 issue of Scientific American.” There was one crucial difference though. Kurtzman’s version featured hilarious “mix and match,” sexy Jack Davis illustrations rather than mere geometric patterns. Included here are the three “main” framed hexagonal Davis finished illustrations that the game was built around, each with an approximate image area of 7.5” x 5”. Also included are a combination of Davis’ original art (including four more unframed finished pieces: the woman in bikini; two drawings of various beach items; and the drawing of the cars circling with tissue overlay), another Davis preliminary (the woman in bikini fold-out), two working mock-up models for the game done in Kurtzman’s hand (the blue and yellow fold-outs), and eight pieces of production art and stats, for a total of 15 “auxiliary pieces,” each with an overall size of 8” x 11”. This artwork for an incredibly ambitious project offers a fascinating an unparalleled view into Kurtzman’s post-Mad world. For more information on how the game actually worked, please consult Mr. Anuff’s Comic Art article — we can’t get past the gorgeous Jack Davis and Harvey Kurtzman art. The art averages Excellent condition.
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92071 Jack Davis A Tale from the Crypt: Class Trip Crypt Keeper Cover Illustration Original Art (Random House, 1997). During a class trip to his father’s Comfy Coffin Factory, Kevin’s nasty classmates will get a nasty surprise and a much-too-close encounter with the coffins. Jack Davis was one of E.C.’s leading talents, bringing his humorous touch to even the most gruesome stories. Legions of fans covet the work of this artist who produced a huge volume of work in the areas of suspense, horror and humor. This pen and ink and watercolor illustration features E.C.’s fright master, the Crypt Keeper, giving the kids a tour of Comfy Coffin Co., with Davis’ wry wit intact. This piece has an image area of 11.25” x 16”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

92072 Jack Davis Political Illustration Original Art (1968). Includes caricatures of Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George Romney, and Nelson Rockefeller. Rendered in ink and crayon on heavy board, the art has an image area of 12.5” x 16”. Aside from some light paper tanning and soiling, the art is in Very Good condition.

92070 Jack Davis Haunt of Fear #13 Complete 7-Page Story “Wolf Bait” Original Art (EC, 1952). Attention ghoul-lunatic lovers, the peerless portraits of the Crypt-Keeper in this chiller are all-original art, and not stats. EC forever changed the level of quality expected from the horror comic genre — its shocking stories set a new standard for the “twist ending.” Though the staff of EC writers used every variation conceivable, they were always well written, with art that conveyed the story in the boldest way possible. This yelp-yarn features art by Jack Davis at the height of his career at EC. The crisp ink work and attention to detail that Davis put into every panel contrasted nicely with his signature cartoony style, perfect for the insanely hysterical faces of his ill-fated characters. Each page of this classic has an image area of 13” x 18”, and they average Excellent condition.
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92073 Dick Tracy Monthly #103 Painted Cover Original Art (Harvey, 1956). “Hand over that mink coat, chum.” Rainbow Reilly is not to be trifled with. Dick Tracy is the ultimate crime-stopper. This boldly painted cover of the hawk-nosed crime-stopper has an image area of 11” x 11”, and it has been matted and framed to an overall size of 17.5” x 18.5”. The art is in Excellent condition. From the Estate of John McLaughlin.

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92074 Steve Ditko The Amazing Spider-Man #22 Circus of Crime Battle Page 12 Original Art (Marvel, 1965). After their big heist, the Ring-Master’s troupe is now operating solo, and every panel of this thriller is brimming with the inimitable Spider-Man action that has made Steve Ditko a legend in Comicdom, and the wondrous wall-crawler famous worldwide. Here’s to “Sturdy” Steve Ditko, who polished up another show-stopping Silver Age masterpiece, in this peerless page from the Stan Lee story, “The Clown and His Masters of Menace.” The image area of this page is 12.5” x 18.5”, and the condition is Excellent.

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92075 Steve Ditko Amazing Spider-Man #37 Spider-Man Web-Swinging Page 3 Original Art (Marvel, 1966). Wallopin’ web-spinners, how many times have we all seen that iconic web-swinging Spidey pose in panel seven? It’s nothing less than “ultra-iconic.” Sturdy Steve Ditko was nearing the end of his famed ASM run — one that stands the test of time as perhaps the greatest streak of consecutive issues, ever. We know that many Ditko collectors have been biding their time for a prize Spidey page — well, wait no more, True Believers, as this is it. Such a perfect example of Ditko’s pacing, characterization, and artistic mastery is extremely rare, and this beauty from “Once Upon a Time There Was a Robot” has been locked away in a single collection for decades. This matchless Marvel masterwork has an image area of 12.5” x 18”, and it is in Excellent condition.
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92076 Steve Ditko Graphic Illusions #1 Mr. A “You Are Nothing to Fear” Back Cover Illustration Original Art (Robert Gustaveson, 1971). The battle between good and evil makes no compromises. Steve Ditko’s unique philosophical hero has influenced scores of fans and professionals alike, and stands as one of his greatest creations. This piece which originally appeared as the back cover of the fanzine Graphic Illusions #1, Summer, 1971, has an overall size of 13.5” x 17”, and the art is in Very Good condition.

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92078 Steve Ditko and Willie Blyberg Hall of Fame Featuring the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #2 NoMan Cover Original Art (JC Productions/ Archie Comic Group, 1983). T.H.U.N.D.E.R.’s ultimate super-spy, NoMan, uses his powerful android body and invisibility cloak to get the drop on a band of baddies in this Modern Age masterwork, drawn by comic legend Steve Ditko. This cover, which also appeared as a pin-up in Omni Comix #3 has an image area that measures 10” x 15”, and the art is in Excellent condition. A Ditko/T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents fan would be hard-pressed to find a more fantastic NoMan page than this thriller! 92077 Steve Ditko Tales to Astonish #29 “The Last Laugh” Splash Page 1 Original Art (Marvel, 1962). This dramatic splash is one of the most striking Sturdy Steve Ditko pre-hero images we’ve seen yet. In this ironic yarn, a vicious practical joker gets his comeuppance in the afterlife, and “he who laughs last, laughs best.” Here is early Silver Age Marvel fantasy at its finest. This Marvel masterwork has an overall size of 13” x 21”, and this toothy splash has been professionally cleaned to present itself almost as brightly as the day it was created.

92079 Luis Dominguez Ghosts #88 Cover Original Art (DC, 1980). What a way to spend your honeymoon — with the ghostly “Harem of Hell.” We see marriage counseling in this young man’s future. This Luis Dominguez shocker has an image area of 10” x 15”, and it includes the original logo and masthead paste-up copy. The art is in Very Good condition.

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92080 Luis Dominguez Weird Western Tales #18 Jonah Hex Cover Original Art (DC, 1973). What evil lurks within? Whoever the foe, Jonah Hex is a hard man to beat. Luis Dominguez is a true master at creating detailed and dramatic covers. Please note, this spine-tingling cover scene was “flipped” photographically for the printed cover. This thriller-chiller for “The Hoax” has an image area of 10” x 15”. Aside from a missing price stat and some overall paper aging, the art is in Very Good condition.

92082 Kevin Eastman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 HandDrawn Color Separation Plate Original Art (Mirage, 1984). Here is Kevin Eastman’s original hand-drawn red plate for the cover of the historic first issue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Rendered in marker and crayon on vellum, the art has an image area of 8” x 10.5” and it is in Excellent condition.

92081 Mort Drucker Mad #70 Illustration Original Art Group (EC, 1962). Set of six illustrations by Mort Drucker for the feature, “Route 67.” Rendered in ink on duo tone paper, five of the illustrations have an image area of approximately 17” x 22.5” and one has an image area of 8.5” x 8.5”. In Very Good condition. Includes four 8.5” x 11” black and white photocopies of the printed pages in Good condition. See more images at HA.com!

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92083 Will Eisner The Spirit #2 Cover Original Art (Harvey, 1967). The first revival of The Spirit after it ceased syndication in 1952 was Harvey Comics’ short-lived 1966 series — only two issues were published, both featuring brand new cover art by creator and all-time comic great Will Eisner. This is the cover to #2, which is an absolutely outstanding vintage image featuring the Spirit, a sexy Ellen, a fully hand-drawn architectural logo, nasty villains, and Eisner’s bold trademark signature. Just a great composition on a classic Spirit cover that has never been offered on the open market. This fantastic cover illustration has an overall size of 9” x 14”. The word balloons are paste-ons, and the piece has been trimmed closely to it’s left border; otherwise, the art is in Excellent condition. A copy of the comic book is included with this lot.

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92084 Lee Elias Chamber of Chills #18 Cover Original Art Group (Harvey, 1953). “Just take a little off the Adam’s apple, please!“ Working from Warren Kremer’s gruesome cover concepts, Lee Elias created the pre-Code Harvey horror classic. This hair-raising masterwork has an image area of 10” x 15”. Aside from some overall paper aging, and a title logo replacement, it is in Very Good condition. Not for the faint of heart!

92085 Lee Elias Warfront #21 Cover Original Art (Harvey, 1955). This war-torn cover features a vigorous use of the bold brush inking technique that adds drama to the heroic image of an infantryman risking life and limb to rescue his fallen buddy during an all-out “friendly fire” attack. The energy of execution and textures displayed in these war-weary figures is expressive and direct. The image area of the art is 10” x 14.5”. The Harvey logo and Comics Code Authority stamp stats are missing; otherwise the art is in Very Good condition.

92086 George Evans Haunt of Fear #19 Complete 7-Page Story “Lover, Come Hack to Me” Original Art (EC, 1953). “Lover, Come Hack to Me” is an exquisite example of George Evan’s detailed draftsmanship and razor-sharp inking — we defy you to find a spine-tingler that can top this yelp-yarn. The splash page kicks things off in grand EC style, with a moody rain-soaked montage complete with a photostat portrait of the Vault-Keeper. After that, panel after panel of gorgeous “good girl” art is accented with masterfully lit, macabre moments that make this fast-paced chiller one of the finest shockers that Evans ever drew. Each pulse-pounding page has an image area of 13” x 18”, and aside from some pasted-on lettering corrections and an aged title logo stat, the art is in Excellent condition.
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92087 George Evans and Harvey Kurtzman Frontline Combat #11 Complete 6-Page Story “Lufbery” Original Art (EC, 1953). For many fans, Harvey Kurtzman’s finest works are his legendary war stories — his search for hard-hitting realism revolutionized the genre. Kurtzman put so much time, care, and effort into his research, his income suffered due to the meticulous production demands. To make matters worse, his health suffered during this period due to a bout of jaundice. As a result, Kurtzman’s war stories, first-rate masterpieces of comic book storytelling, are limited in number. As for George Evans, he was an expert who loved to draw WWI dogfights. Each page from this biopic about American Ace Raoul Lufbery has an image area of 13” x 18”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

92088 George Evans and Harvey Kurtzman Two-Fisted Tales #34 Complete 7-Page Story “Guynemer” Original Art (EC, 1953). As all true EC fan-addicts know, among Harvey Kurtzman’s best works are his hardhitting war stories — his unflinchingly truthful approach combined with a riveting “you are there” point of view revolutionized the genre. George Evans’ finely detailed, moody art is at an all-time peak for this pre-Code yarn about World War I French Ace Georges Guynemer, the “cover story” of the issue, and one of his best in the war genre. Each thrilling page of this first-rate masterwork has an image area of 13” x 18”, and aside from a few scattered stains, the art is in Excellent condition.

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92089 George Evans Two-Fisted Tales #40 Complete 7-Page Story “Flaming Coffins” Original Art (EC, 1954). Any yarn involving the aerial dogfights of WWI was a dream assignment that played to George Evans’ artistic strengths and passions. This tale, written and drawn by the EC legend, captured the sense of mortal danger that infused the flying corps of World War I. Each superb page from the cover story for this issue has an image area of 13” x 18”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

92090 George Evans Two-Fisted Tales #41 Complete 7-Page Story “Yellow” Original Art (EC, 1955). It’s courage under fire with a twist in the killer skies of World War I, superbly illustrated by Golden Age great George Evans. Evans had a realistic cartooning style and his keen attention to detail and accuracy gave his stories a gripping verisimilitude. This thriller showcases him at the top of his form. Each page has an image area of 13” x 18”, and aside from a few small stains and pasted-on word balloons and captions, these pages average Excellent condition. This yarn is a must-have for any EC war collector.

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92091 George Evans Creepy #8 “Death Plane” Title Page 1 Original Art (Warren, 1966). Larrie Ivie’s creepy war story gets the blood-chilling Warren treatment in this superb title page from the Silver Age. George Evans’ mixed media greytone art on this early Creepy page is simply fantastic. This page has an image area of 12.5” x 17”, and aide from missing a stat of Uncle Creepy at the upper left, it is in Very Good condition. 92094 Four Color #529 Little Beaver Cover Original Art (Dell, 1954). Red Ryder’s li’l buddy, Little Beaver, tries to slam the door on danger in this thrilling scene from the fifties. This cover has an image area that measures 11” x 15”, and it has been matted to an overall size of 17” x 21”. The art is in Excellent condition. From the Estate of John McLaughlin.

92092 Steve Fastner and Rich Larson Marvel Super-Hero Portfolios Poster Illustration Original Art (SQP, 1980). Fan-favorite fantasy illustrators Steve Fastner and Rich Larson deliver this dynamic illustration of three of Marvel’s most popular characters — Captain America, Hulk, and Spider-Man. Mixed media on heavy illustration paper measuring 30” x 20”. In Excellent condition.

92093 Virgil Finlay Weird Tales May 1952 Cover Pencil Preliminary Cover Study Original Art (Wildside Press 1952). “Love affair with a female demon — The Lamia in the Penthouse.” The creative process of the master fantasy artist is revealed in this detailed, signed crayon on vellum study for the cover of Thorp McClosky’s story, one of Finlay’s greatest known covers. This wonderful piece has an image area of 6.75” x 8.5”, and is in Excellent condition. A copy of the magazine is included with this lot.

92095 Gill Fox Feature Comics #61 Lala Palooza Cover Original Art (Quality Comics, 1942). Lala Palooza and Vincent bring a smile to the grim realities of World War II in this animated Gill Fox laugher. An all-star line-up of Feature Comics’ players are spotlighted along the top and left borders. Notable characters answering the roll call include Samar, Mickey Finn, Doll Man, and Gill Fox’s own unforgettable creation, Poison Ivy. When Editor Ed Cronin left Quality Comics to jump ship to another company, Gill Fox was promoted to editor and he drew many of the covers in office for the Quality titles. The cover art was routinely drawn at a smaller size than the interior pages. Fox explained why, “We had a lot of shields and titles, so it was different than the interior pages. The covers were made smaller for speed. That made them easier to color which we did by codes.” The image area of the cover is 8.5” x 11.5”. Aside from some slight paper aging and a bit of glue staining on the title logo, the art is in Very Good condition. Signed by Fox at the lower left.

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92096 Ramona Fradon Metamorpho #2 Cover Re-Creation Original Art (undated). From the wild, wacky, wonderful way-out era of the swinging sixties of DC comes Ramon Fradon’s “Fab Freak of 1,000 and One Changes” in this splendid re-creation of her 1965 cover scene. Metamorpho the Element Man was a “normal, green-blooded, all-American freak,” and he goes to every length to protect his luscious gal-pal Sapphire. The image area of this piece is 10.5” x 15.25”, and the art is in Excellent condition. Fradon signed it at the lower left.

92097 Frank Frazetta Ace McCoy Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 1-23-53 (McNaught Syndicate, 1953). Here is one of the first strips to bear the name Ace McCoy after its change from Johnny Comet. This later period was typified by an increased emphasis on humor, moving away from the action and adventure that marked the strip’s early days. With an image area measuring approximately 17” x 4.5”, the strip is in Excellent condition.

92098 Kelly Freas The Maelstrom’s Eye Book Cover Original Art (Wizards of the Coast, 1992). The third book in the Clockmaster Cycle (in the overall Spelljammer series), The Maelstrom’s Eye showcased this superb sword-and-science cover by Kelly Freas. Colorful and vibrant, this scene features a battle royal atop a skybound ship. Painted in acrylic on board, this piece has an image area of 11” x 13.5”, and it has been matted and framed to an overall size of 16” x 20.5”. The art is in Excellent condition.

92100 The Frogmen #9 Cover Original Art (Dell, 1964). “A deadly choice: The monsters of the deep — or Doctor Vogar’s insane machine!” From the look of that toothy shark, the Frogmen would do well to tackle the crazy machine. The image area of this action-packed painted cover measures approximately 9” x 12”, and the piece has benn matted and framed to an overall size of 17” x 20.5”. The art is in Excellent condition. A copy of the comic book is included in this lot.

92099 Ron Frenz and Joe Sinnott Thor #405 Annihilus Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1989). Thor faces the Negative Zone savagery of Annihilus, in this epic cover illustration for “Odin Must Die,” penciled by Ron Frenz and inked by Marvel legend, Joe Sinnott. The art has an image area of 10” x 15”, and includes the original logo and masthead paste-up art. In Excellent condition.

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92101 Dave Gibbons Watchmen #4 “Watchmaker” Doctor Manhattan Raises His City on Mars Pages 26 and 27 Original Art (DC, 1986). What more can be written about the Watchmen that hasn’t already been duly noted in the past 26 years? For many, the Watchmen mini-series represented a transcendent work of genius that showed how a comic book narrative could be constructed, as well as a revolutionary take on a post Cold War world that no longer worships superheroes. Watchmen was a turning point in comics history, one of only a handful of stories that shattered the limits of what the medium could achieve. Visionary co-creator Alan Moore used the series to deconstruct the traditional superhero mythos in a nihilistic way, never seen before, in a way that made the film Apocalypse Now look like a picnic. This awesome double page-spread features the watershed moment when the blue, god-like Doctor Manhattan designs and raises a magnificent jeweled city on Mars, crafted with an interlocking Swiss watch-like perfection. It’s an ordered, rational world so airless, so cold — there’s little room left for the uncertainty and chaos of either human emotion or biological life. Both beautiful and terrifying, it sublimely symbolizes the extreme alienation of the former scientist, Dr. Jonathan Osterman, now that he has become the ultimately evolved rational being, born of scientific method — beyond good, evil, and morality — Doctor Manhattan. Quality character pages from Watchmen are scarcely offered in the marketplace and anyone who has seen the cult movie will treasure these scenes which were so impressive on the silver screen. Such an iconic sequence, containing poetic scenes with many subtexts, is a major grail for anyone looking for the perfect Watchmen example. These pages have a combined image area of 21” x 16”. Panel one of page 26 is a photostat; otherwise, they are in Excellent condition. Each museumquality page has been signed by artist Dave Gibbons and writer Alan Moore in their lower margins.

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92102 Dave Gibbons Watchmen #5 Rorschach Dons His Mask Page 18 Original Art (DC, 1987). “This relentless world: there is only one response to it —” One of the key players in the Watchmen saga, Rorschach discusses his origins with the prison psychiatrist in this classic flashback sequence. This great, self-contained and symmetrically designed (not to mention hair-raising) page by writer Alan Moore and ace artist Dave Gibbons features the ultimate vigilante suiting up for battle. Inspired by Steve Ditko’s philosophical heroes The Question and Mr. A, Alan Moore took Ditko’s concepts to their mind-bending end point. As Moore related, “Steve Ditko’s Question/Mr. A, Rorschach is a kind of logical extension of that character but I’m sure it’s not one that Steve Ditko himself ever imagined, in fact I did hear that someone was interviewing Steve Ditko and asked him whether he’d seen Watchmen and this character in it called Rorschach and he said ‘Oh yes, I know that, he’s the one who’s like Mr. A, except Rorschach is insane.’” Insane or not, Rorschach is undoubtedly the most popular character in the renowned miniseries, playing a pivotal role in the story that marked a turning point in comic book history, and here is one of the finest Rorschach pages yet offered in the marketplace. Watchmen fans, “Sometimes the night is generous...” This masterpiece of mayhem has an image area of approximately 10” x 15.75”, and aside from a light band of paper aging around the borders, the art is in Excellent condition.

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92103 Sam Glanzman Our Army at War #227 Complete 4-Page U.S.S. Stevens Story “Death of a Ship” Original Art (DC, 1971). The U.S.S. Stevens was awarded nine battle stars for her service during World War II. Comic book legend Sam Glanzman served aboard the Stevens from 19411945, and recounted his years aboard her in a superb series of short stories for the DC war comics. This thriller, one of the most poignant Heritage Auctions has yet offered, is based around the grim necessity of the USA having to sink one of its own ships. Each page has an image area of 10” x 15”, and from some aged photostats, the art is in Excellent condition.

92104 Sam Glanzman Our Army at War #265 Complete 4-Page U.S.S. Stevens Story “Rocco’s Roost” Original Art (DC, 1974). When under enemy fire, J. Rocco, Stevens Watertender first class, dramatically changes his role from a surly pest into heroic man of action. Each page of this unforgettable yarn has an image area of 10” x 15”, and aside from a missing U. S. S. Stevens logo on the first page, tape residue stains in the margins, and a glue stain on the last page, the art averages Very Good condition.

92105 Floyd Gottfredson Mickey Mouse Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 3-11-35 (King Features Syndicate, 1935). The Daily War Drum pressroom seethes with activity as Mickey and his friends (including Goofy precursor Dippy), prepare to get his first edition out, in this bustling daily by Floyd Gottfredson. The image area measures 26.5” x 5.75”, and aside from some light overall wear, the condition of the art is Very Good. Inscribed to John Tracy (Spencer Tracy’s son) by the artist along the upper edge.

92106 Floyd Gottfredson Mickey Mouse and the Bat Bandit Painting Original Art (1982). Floyd Gottfredson is celebrated as the primary creator of the Mickey Mouse daily newspaper strip — his first daily debuted on May 5, 1930. In this thrilling painting, based on the Mickey Mouse and the Bat Bandit Big Little Book (1935), Mickey ventures out West to vacation at his Uncle Mortimer’s ranch. They come to a countryside terrorized by a black-clad villain known as “The Bat-Bandit.” it takes all of Mickey’s ingenuity to prove that the notorious thief is none other than Dan Julio, a trusted neighbor and head of the cattlemen’s association. This exceptional piece was reproduced on page 29 of The Malcolm Willits Collection of Mickey Mouse Paintings by Floyd Gottfredson and it has an approximate image area of 21” x 15”. The art has been matted to an overall size of 26.5” x 20.5”, and is in Excellent condition. Gottfredson signed the painting at the center-left.

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92107 Mike Grell The Warlord #18 Cover Original Art (DC, 1979). The last survivors of a billions-of-years-old civilization swoop down upon Travis and Tara in deadly flying sleds in this cover for the eighteenth issue of The Warlord. Tremendous cover art by creator/writer/artist Mike Grell. The art has an image area of 10” x 15” and it includes the original logo, masthead paste-up copy. In Excellent condition. Signed by the artist at the lower right.

92109 Russ Heath Showcase #27 First Appearance of the Sea Devils Splash Page 1 Original Art (DC, 1960). The DC house ads boldly proclaimed, “Shake hands with a shark. Jitterbug with a mermaid, Wrestle an octopus. That’s not all you’ll find yourself doing when you skin dive into the silent underwater world of terror and treasure with National Comics’ newest death-defying band - Sea Devils. The Sea Devils dive into the Deep Six for the first time in the August issue of Showcase.” How many chances do you get to win the watershed splash page for the first appearance of a sterling Silver Age DC super team? Well, here’s your chance, as the world’s most daring skin-divers discover the richest treasure in Davy Jones’ locker, guarded by the Golden Monster. This superb splash has an image area of 13” x 13.5”, and aside from the top of the page being neatly cut off, the art is in Very Good condition.

92108 Tony Harris The Shade #3 Jay Garrick Golden Age Flash Cover Painting Original Art (DC, 1997). “When lightning strikes” with Jay Garrick, rich color and texture are the hallmarks of Tony Harris’ acrylic painting on heavy illustration board. The Shade was reinvented in 1994 as a morally ambiguous Victorian era immortal who gained the ability to manipulate shadows and his immortality from an unexplained mystical event. In 2009, the Shade was ranked as 89th “Greatest Villain of All Time” by the entertainment website IGN. The cover art has an image area of 11” x 16.5”, and it has been matted to an overall size of 16.5” x 21.5”. The piece is in Excellent condition.

92110 Russ Heath and Harvey Kurtzman Frontline Combat #1 “O. P.” Page 3 Original Art (EC, 1951). Few comic book artists could match Russ Heath’s unparalleled artistry at illustrating war yarns. Heath was noted for his verisimilitude. His stuff was always right on during the EC years. Harvey Kurtzman’s layouts and story pacing are evident in the design of each panel. Kurtzman also strayed from the usual EC procedure by having the pages hand-lettered, rather than using the fabled “Leroy lettering” system. The image area of the page is 13” x 18”, and the art is in Excellent condition. Be sure to bid on this dynamite page!

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92113 Jaime Hernandez Love and Rockets #18 Page 19 Original Art (Fantagraphics, 1986). From the story “Locas 8:01 AM” (story page 3), Maggie takes a walk to the liquor store, only to find her old nemesis Big Boobs Blanca chatting up her pal Speedy. Jaime Hernandez’s exquisite linework breathes vibrant life into this tale of life in California. The image area measures 10” x 13”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

92111 Jaime Hernandez Love and Rockets Mechanics #1 Page 3 Original Art (Fantagraphics, 1985). Hopey and Joey have a staple fight in this fabulous page from the classic Mechanics arc that launched the series, the final page of the story “Hey Hopey.” The artwork is in Very Good condition with some very minor creasing near the top, and the image area measures 10” x 15”.

92114 Jaime Hernandez Love and Rockets #19 Page 3 Original Art (Fantagraphics, 1987). Terry and Hopey encounter young Maggie, but things don’t go as Terry planned in this outstanding page from the story “Locas: The Secrets of Life and Death.” The classic sixth panel, in which Terry demonstrates her frustration, was used in numerous ads by Fantagraphics. The image area measures 10” x 13” and the art is in Excellent condition.

92112 Jaime Hernandez Love and Rockets #12 Page 6 Original Art (Fantagraphics, 1985). Rocky and Rhoda meet up with Needra on the title splash page for “Rocky’s Birthday Surprise,” the twelfth issue of Jaime Hernandez’s landmark series. With his clean, graphic style and faultless composition, JH is one of the most influential artists of the eighties. The page has an image area of 10” x 13”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

92115 Jaime Hernandez Love and Rockets #20 Page 6 Original Art (Fantagraphics, 1987). Maggie cops a daytime buzz, much to Izzy’s dismay in this superb page from the story “The Return of Ray D.” Although rightly lauded for his character work and emotionally charged art, this page proves that Hernandez is equally adept at technical concerns such as perspective and architecture. The art is in Excellent condition with an image area measuring 10” x 13”.
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92116 George Herriman Krazy Kat Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 4-2-22 (King Features Syndicate, 1922). The radio craze has taken hold of Coconino County and the whole community of George Herriman’s colorful characters listens in on Ignatz’s order for a new brick from Kollin Kelly. And so, the eternal unrequited love triangle between Krazy Kat, Ignatz Mouse, and Offisa Pupp continues in this uproarious Sunday from the twenties, This classic and character-rich episode has the added bonus of coming directly from the Herriman Estate — one of only a handful of Sundays that were especially selected as great examples of the artist’s cartooning genius, and thus held back from ever being on the market. It has an image area of 19” x 21.5”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

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92119 Bryan Hitch What If (...Wolverine Had Remained a Captive of Alpha Flight?) #59 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1995). Hey, bub, it looks like Wolverine has sliced and diced the X-Men as Alpha Flight raises the Maple Leaf flag in victory. This Bryan Hitch blockbuster has an image area of 10” x 15”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

92117 George Herriman Krazy Kat Sunday Comic Strip Original Art (King Features Syndicate, undated). Considered by many to be the greatest cartoonist of the twentieth century, George Herriman was admired in his day by such literary luminaries as e. e. cummings, William Randolph Hearst, and Gilbert Seldes. This classic love-triangle Sunday, complete with knocks to the noggin, has all the hallmarked fantasy elements, making it right at home with the best examples of Herriman’s unique art. This piece has an image area of 19” x 22”, and it has been matted and framed to an overall size of 28” x 31”. The art is in Excellent condition.

92120 Burne Hogarth and Dan Barry Tarzan Daily Comic Strip #2601 Original Art (United Feature Syndicate, 1947). Dan Barry’s stint on Tarzan was short, but sweet. He drew strip numbers #2509-2982 (in 1947-48). This daily from “Tarzan at the Earth’s Core” has an image area of 18.5” x 5”. Aside from glue stains in the captions, the art is in Very Good condition.

92118 George Herriman Krazy Kat and Ignatz Specialty Illustration Original Art (c. 1936). This lyrical George Herriman specialty illustration of his famed cat and mouse characters was signed and inscribed, “To Elmer Bramon from ole man Herriman.” This gem of a drawing has an overall size of 6” x 8”, and aside from a small flake of black ink out of the center of the upper edge, the art is in Very Good condition. A minimasterwork.
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92121 Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson Mystery in Space #83 Cover Original Art (DC, 1963). When’s the last time you’ve seen such a classic twice-up DC Silver Age masterwork in the market? This is one of the finest we’ve had the pleasure to offer, and it has all the sci-fi elements that make the period so beloved for Adam Strange collectors. This DC treasure has an image area of 12.5” x 18.5”. The central image of the main figures of this piece is original art, and that has been attached to a carefully color-matched backing board. All the edges and type elements are re-creation extensions or replacements, to present the piece in its twice-up glory; otherwise, the art is in Excellent condition.

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92124 Graham Ingels Crime SuspenStories #10 “Friend to ‘Our Boys’” Page 5 Original Art (EC, 1952). The suspense builds, almost unbearably in this shadow-cloaked page from the “Ghastly” horror-helping, “Friend to ‘Our Boys.’” This hair-raising masterwork has an image area of 13” x 18”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

92122 Carmine Infantino and Dan Green The Avengers #203 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1981). In the sewers beneath the city streets, the Beast and Wonder Man face the unending menace of the Crawlers in this cover illustration, which includes its original logo, masthead and title paste-up type. The art has an image area of 10” x 15” and it is in Excellent condition.

92125 Graham Ingels Haunt of Fear #19 “Sucker Bait” Page 5 Original Art (EC, 1953). The masterful storytelling of Graham Ingels is showcased at its best in this suspenseful page from issue #19. This page has an image area of 13.5” x 18”, and aside from a three-inch tear at the lower left (closed with tape on the back), the art is in Very Good condition.

92123 Graham Ingels Saddle Justice #5 “Colorado Rose” Cover Original Art (EC, 1949). Offered here is one of the real head-turning pieces in the auction. Graham Ingels, renowned for his later horror work as “Ghastly,” proves himself a master of both the Western and “good girl” genres. The buxom bandit in this cover certainly qualifies it as a “good girl” or “headlight” piece. This early EC masterwork has an image area of 13.5” x 19.5”. The masthead and title logo is a carefully color-matched replacement piece, a small horizontal piece of pasted-on paper has been removed to reveal more of the drawing, and there is some white-out in the lower margin; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition.
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92126 Al Jaffee Mad #429 “Mad Fold-In” Back Cover Original Art (DC, 2003). “What nasty foreigner is wreaking havoc on American lives?” Answer: Simon Cowell! A nicely detailed later-day Fold-In from that Madman himself, Al Jaffee. The art is rendered in mixed media, with an image area of approximately 17” x 15”, and is matted and Plexiglas framed to an overall 26.25” x 32.25”. This piece has an image area of and is in condition. 92127 Kirk Jarvinen and John Beatty What If (...Spider-Man’s Parents Destroyed His Family?) #61 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1994). In this wild and wooly yarn, robots impersonating Spider-Man’s parents frame him for murder. Aunt May Parker, Mary Jane Watson, J. Jonah Jameson, Vulture, Chameleon, Captain America, and Human Torch, all make for a star-studded cover. This shocker has an image area of 19.5”x 15’, and aside from some light staining at the top, this cover is in Excellent condition.

92128 Jeff Jones Spasm Complete 3-Page Story “The Bridge” Original Art (Last Gasp, 1973). It’s rare to find a complete Jeff Jones story that can be showcased as one magnificent piece. The Spasm feature “The Bridge” is a sensitively delineated, and beautifully composed yarn. Jones’ evocative tale is told through his graceful ink drawings. Each page has an image area of 6” x 9”, and they have been matted and framed together to an overall size of 29.5” x 16.5”. This masterwork is in Excellent condition, and Jones has signed the last page at the lower right with his monogram.

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92129 Kelley Jones and George Pratt Sandman #26 Page 8 Original Art (DC, 1991). In return for the key to Hell, Lord Odin hopes to bribe the Dream King with items and info he’s been chasing for untold time, in this page from Part Five of the ‘’Season of Mists’’ storyline. The art has an image area of 10” x 15”, and it is in Excellent condition.

92131 Kelley Jones and Dick Giordano Sandman #27 Page 1 Original Art (DC, 1991). The decision concerning Hell’s new ownership is about to be announced in this page from Part Six of the ‘’Season of Mists’’ storyline. The art has an image area of 10” x 15”. Aside from some light soiling along the left edge and in the indicia paste-up copy area at the bottom, the work is in Very Good condition.

92130 Kelley Jones and George Pratt Sandman #26 Page 17 Original Art (DC, 1991). Kilderkin’s offer of the dream essences of the newly dead falls flat with the Sultan of Sleep, in this page from Part Five of the ‘’Season of Mists’’ storyline. The art has an image area of 10” x 15”, and it is in Excellent condition. Signed by George Pratt at the bottom.

92132 Kelley Jones and Dick Giordano Sandman #27 Page 2 Original Art (DC, 1991). The air is tense as the Dream Realm fills with candidates vying for ownership of Hell, in this page from Chapter Six of the ‘’Season of Mists’’ storyline. The art has an image area of 9” x 14”, and it is in Excellent condition.

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92135 Dan Jurgens and Bob Layton Captain America #39 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 2001). The Shield-Slinger takes on A.I.M. in this slam-bang cover penciled by Dan Jurgens and inked by Bob Layton. The art has an image area of 10” x 15” and it is in Excellent condition.

92133 Kelley Jones and Dick Giordano Sandman #27 Page 3 Original Art (DC, 1991). The crowd gathers for news of Hell’s new ownership in this page from Chapter Six of the ‘’Season of Mists’’ storyline. The art has an image area of 9” x 14”, and it is in Excellent condition.

92136 Bob Kane Batman and Robin Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 3-27-44 (McClure Syndicate, 1944). Batman and Robin dailies are scarce and sought-after, especially early strips from the war years. In this 1944 example (which we believe to have been inked by Charles Paris), numbered #127, the Dynamic Duo’s arch-nemesis, the Joker, plans an escape using only a few everyday items. How will he do it? Never fear — this lot also includes a copy of Batman: the Dailies 1943-44, so you can read how he does it! This strip has an image area that measures approximately 21.25” x 6.25” overall. The art is in overall Very Good condition, with some glue staining along the bottom edge.

92134 Kelley Jones and Dick Giordano Sandman #27 Splash Page 4 and 5 Original Art (DC, 1991). The vexing question of the sovereignty of Hell is finally settled, with everyone gathered, in this ornate, double page spread/title page for ‘’Season of Mists’’ Chapter Six. The art has an approximate image area of 20” x 14”, and it is in Excellent condition.

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92137 Bob Kane Batman Painting Original Art (undated). Here’s a rare painted canvas by the legendary Bob Kane of his world-famous creation — the Batman. This rare and desirable piece, painted in watercolor on paper, has an image area of 13.5” x 19.5”, and it has been matted and framed to an overall size of 21.5” x 27.5”. The art is in Very Good condition and Kane signed it at the lower right. From the Estate of John McLaughlin.

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92138 Gil Kane and Murphy Anderson Showcase #35 The Atom Page 14 Original Art (DC, 1961). Nothing shouts “Silver Age DC” quite like a superhero page drawn by the talented team of Gil Kane and Murphy Anderson. Add plotting and editing by Julius Schwartz and scripting by Gardner Fox, and this page features the complete DC comic book “A-team.” This streamlined page from the Atom’s second appearance, “The Dooms From Beyond”, featuring the Mighty Mite in every panel has an image area of 13” x 18”. The art is in Excellent condition.

92139 Gil Kane and Sid Greene Green Lantern #61 Silver and Golden Age Green Lantern Page 17 Original Art (DC, 1968). Both the Silver and Golden Age Green Lanterns take the limelight in this fantastic page from “Thoroughly Modern Mayhem.” A Silver Age team-supreme of editor Julius Schwartz, writer Mike Friedrich, penciler Gil Kane, and inker Sid Greene brought new life to the superhero genre with their streamlined and wholesome updates of the Golden Age DC legends. Like Green Lantern’s Silver Age alter ego, test pilot Hal Jordan, his creators demonstrated they too truly had “the right stuff.” This page has an image area of 10” x 15”, and aside from some overall paper aging, and some touches of white-out, the art is in Very Good condition. With both of the Emerald Gladiators appearing in every panel, you’d be hard pressed to find a better late Silver Age example than this gem. As a bonus, Golden Age Green Lantern creator Marty Nodell signed this page in its lower border.
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92140 Gil Kane and Bill Everett Sub-Mariner #58 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1973). Come on in Namor, the dying’s fine” — with that irresistible invitation, a mysterious red-skinned woman, Tamara, is on a mission of vengeance in “Hands Across the Water, Hands Across the Skies.” Two titans of comic art teamed to create this Bronze Age Marvel masterwork, and what could be finer than a Subby piece delineated by his legendary creator, Bill Everett? This sensational show-stopper has an image area of 10” x 15” and it includes the original logo and masthead art. Aside from some scattered stains, the art is in Very Good condition.

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92141 Gil Kane and Dick Giordano Marvel Premiere #15 First Appearance of Iron Fist Page 3 Original Art (Marvel, 1974). Iron Fist “opens a can of whup butt” in this powerful page from the hand of the master of action, Gil Kane. Kane had an almost 60 year career in comics and is much admired as one of the most cogent thinkers and critical observers of the state of comic art. Embellishing Kane’s pencils is Dick Giordano, a fine artist in his own right and more than able to bring out the power of Kane’s pencils. This hard-hitting page from the origin and first appearance story, “The Fury of Iron Fist,” has an image area of 10”x 15”. Aside from a carefully taped in art correction in the second panel tier, some production process stains, and light overall paper aging, the art is in Very Good condition.

92143 Gil Kane and Dan Adkins Doctor Strange #9 Dread Dormammu Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1975). “From the molten heart of Earth itself, there strikes the dread Dormammu — and this time not even Doctor Strange can stop him.” Dormammu makes a fiery entrance in this dazzling delineation penciled by Gil Kane and inked by Dan Adkins. This Bronze Age blazer has an image area of 10” x 15” and includes all the original logo and masthead paste-up art. Aside from some production process stains, the art is in Very Good condition.

92142 Gil Kane and Tom Palmer The Tomb of Dracula #25 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1974). “Fangs for the memories.” If this blood-chilling Tomb of Dracula cover looks similar but somehow different to other covers in the series, there’s a plausible explanation. Usual inker Tom Palmer contributes, but the penciler is Gil Kane, who takes a rare turn with this series that Gene Colan dominated for all but a few issues in the run. Kane shows his dark side with this exciting illustration of Dracula and his prey in a classic showdown. This Marvel “monster-work” has an image area of 10” x 15”. Includes the original Tomb of Dracula logo and indicia at the top of the page. Aside from some overall paper aging, the art is in Very Good condition.

92144 Gil Kane, Al Milgrom, and John Romita Thor #237 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1975). The Rock Troll, Ulik, and Thor take their battle to the streets of New York, in this stupendous cover from the Bronze Age. The art has an image area of 10” x 15” and it includes its original logo and masthead paste-up copy (several word balloons are missing). In Excellent condition. Signed by John Romita at the lower right.
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92145 Gil Kane and Tom Palmer Tomb of Dracula #57 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1977). This beautiful Bronze Age cover was done in a “lightbox” fashion. Gil Kane’s pencils were placed on a lightbox and Tom Palmer inked over them on a separate sheet. So, while Kane’s pencils are not on the art, his hand is certainly in evidence. Mr. Palmer has written us here at Heritage to verify, “This is a lightboxed cover but it’s also the original that saw print. I believe it’s one done by Gil Kane, not Gene Colan, I had to push the blacks and rendering with Gil’s stuff, he normally worked in a linear style and not as darkly rendered as Gene. I can’t say the weight of the paper is a good indicator in all the light boxed covers, I remember Marvel supplying cover paper at times, but I started usually a one-ply bristol Strathmore because you could see more over the light box. Probably did more with thinner paper but not all.” This highly dramatic composition featuring a skewed perspective is exceptionally clean and white-out is used only to add a brush effect. The image area measures 10” x 15”. The header is a replacement photocopy; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition.

92147 Frank King Gasoline Alley Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 6-18-24 (Chicago Tribune, 1924). Walt Wallet and the gang are featured in every panel of this hilarious Frank King daily titled “Oh, Bill. Have a Heart.” This strip has an image area of 20” x 5.75”, and aside from paper aging, and light soiling, the art is in Very Good condition.

92148 Jack Kirby Black Cat Mystery #57 Cover Original Art (Harvey, 1956). The unbridled imagination of Jack Kirby is spotlighted in this compelling Code-approved “cover hook.” This piece has an image area of 12” x 18”. The title logo stat is a replacement, and a strip of color-matched paper was added below the lower border; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition.

92146 Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg Sandman #2 Page 4 Original Art (DC, 1989). Sandman awakens in the House of Mystery and is greeted by his host, Abel, in this page from “Imperfect Hosts (Master of Dreams Part 2).” The art has an image area of 12” x 16” and it is in Excellent condition.
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92149 Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers Strange Tales #84 “This Is Magneto” Page 6 Original Art (Marvel, 1961). As most True Believers know, many of the concepts used for the world-famous Marvel super heroes gestated in the pages of the fabulous “pre-hero” monster stories. This “prototype” Magneto has the name and powers of the most famous of the X-Men villains, who made his debut two years later. This pre-hero thriller has an image area of 12.5” x 18.5”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

92151 Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers Fantastic Four #16 “The MicroWorld of Dr. Doom” Page 13 Original Art (Marvel, 1963). This mighty Marvel milestone spotlights the very moment that Doctor Doom shrinks the FF even smaller than the minuscule size they’d already attained to enter the Micro-World where Doom now rules. It just doesn’t get any better than this early FF page from the House of Ideas. This museum-worthy “King” Kirby masterwork has an image area of 12.5” x 18.5”, and the art is in Excellent condition. Kirby signed this page in pencil at the lower centerright.

92150 Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers Strange Tales #99 Splash Page “The Day Before Doomsday” Original Art (Marvel, 1962). The mere mention of Kirby and Ayers in the same breath evokes images of dire drama and curious happenings in the pages of some pre-hero comic book. Here is offered a classic pre-hero splash of the Cold War nightmare of “pushing the button” to a doomsday machine. The allure of this period is compelling and is highly sought-after by aficionados of this genre. The art, which measures 12” x 18”, is in Excellent condition, and is signed twice by Kirby and Ayers and once by Stan Lee.
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92152 Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers Fantastic Four #20 Watcher Page 4 Original Art (Marvel, 1963). I apologize for my drastic methods, but I had to find a way to bring the Fantastic Four to me. A menace is loose in the galaxy. One which only you may defeat.” With this importunate ice-breaker, the Watcher makes his spectacular second appearance in this Silver Age show-stopper from the yarn, “The Mysterious Molecule Man.” Writer Stan Lee sets the mood for this cosmic reunion, while Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers pooled their tremendous artistic talents to create another masterpiece for Marveldom. The art measures 12.5” x 18.5” and is in Excellent condition. The page is signed by the team-supreme of Lee, Kirby, and Ayers in its lower margin. Don’t miss this opportunity to win a peerless piece of early Marvel history.

92153 Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott Fantastic Four #56, Medusa, Maximus, Klaw, and the Invisible Girl Page 6 Original Art (Marvel, 1966). Most Marvelites agree — Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott remain the most revered team ever to draw the Fantastic Four, and for good reason, having captured the attention of Silver Age fandom with their introduction of such incredible “supporting characters” as the Inhumans. This beautifully detailed page features Medusa, and that threat to the crown of the Inhumans, the would-be ruler “mad” Maximus — it’s a truly superb page for any Inhumans fans. Meanwhile Klaw, The Murderous Master of Sound is about to unleash a “sonic thrust” on the unsuspecting Invisible Girl. This Silver Age spectacular has an image area of 12.5” x 18.5”, and the art is in Excellent condition. This page includes its original “Watch Marvel Super-Heroes on TV” advertising caption.
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92155 Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott Fantastic Four #88 Splash Page 6 Original Art (Marvel, 1969). The Fantastic Four and Crystal are decked out in the lasted “King” Kirby fashions for this splendid group portrait of the stars of “The World’ Greatest Comic Magazine.” Joe Sinnott adds his matchless inks to this top-drawer scene from the yarn, “A House There Was.” This page has an image area of 10” x 15”. Aside from closely trimmed margins and overall paper aging, the art is In Excellent condition.

92154 Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott Fantastic Four #76 Page 13 Original Art (Marvel, 1968). Something tell us the Psycho-Man’s Indestructible is about to learn the meaning of clobberin’ time! Joe Sinnott’s inks took Jack Kirby’s pencils to their highest heights of glory in the sixties. This page from “Stranded in Sub-Atomica” featuring Mister Fantastic, the Human Torch, and the Thing has an image area of 10” x 15”. Aside from some production process stains (mainly on the back of the page), the art is in Excellent condition.

92156 Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott Fantastic Four #88 Splash Page 7 Original Art (Marvel, 1969). After their episode in Latveria, the FF reunite with baby Franklin and Alicia. Reed, Sue, Ben, Johnny, and Crystal are ready for some rest, relaxation, and house-hunting. Following a realtor’s tip, the Invisible Girl leads the team to a contemporary house located in a secluded forest. Seems like a strange place for a modern house. Who owns this house? None other than the Mole Man. This page has an image area of 10” x 15”. This piece has been glued to its mat board, aside from a torn off upper right corner (outside the image area), some production process stains, and some light overall paper aging, the art is in Very Good condition.
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92157 Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott Fantastic Four #88 Mister Fantastic Page 15 Original Art (Marvel, 1969). This exhilarating page from “A House There Was” hails from the sunset of the Silver Age period of Jack Kirby’s career at Marvel. With shape-shifting scenes of Mr. Fantastic in action, and a cameo by the Invisible Girl, this show-stopper is sure to make a treasured addition to any Kirby enthusiast’s collection. This page has an image area of 10” x 15”, and aside from a torn off upper left corner (outside the image area), and some light overall paper aging, the art is in Excellent condition. Inscribed and signed in the last panel, “To Jerry, a great guy — Jack Kirby.”

92159 Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott Fantastic Four #94 Page 2 Original Art (Marvel, 1970). Ben Grimm, the Thing, shows his sentimental side in these heartwarming family scenes of the Fantastic Four. As always, Joe Sinnott’s razor sharp inks are superb. This page has an image area of 10” x 15”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

92158 Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott Fantastic Four #89 Mole Man Page 12 Original Art (Marvel, 1969). Some villains never give up — such is the case with the malevolent Mole Man who returns in this hard-hitting page from “The Madness of the Mole Man.” The subterranean super-villain attempts to corner the FF in his high-tech house and pick them off one by one. Joe Sinnott’s burnished Silver Age inks over Jack Kirby’s powerpacked pencils were at their best for this four-panel page showcasing the whole team. This Marvel classic has an image area of 10” x 15”, and the art is In Excellent condition.
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92160 Jack Kirby and Don Heck Tales To Astonish #44 Ant Man Page 13 Original Art (Marvel, 1963). Socialite Janet Van Dyne becomes the Wasp in this classic Jack Kirby origin page, which shows her becoming smaller, and using her wings for the first time. This page has an image area of 12.5” x 18.5”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

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92161 Jack Kirby and Paul Reinman X-Men #1 Page 7 Original Art (Marvel, 1963). From the hallowed halls of the House of Ideas comes this historic masterpiece of X-Men art — from the story that astonished comic fans everywhere — the first appearance, and origin of what eventually grew to become the world’s most exciting superhero team. With this glorious premiere, created by two of the most titanic talents in all of comicdom, Stan “the Man” Lee and Jack “King” Kirby, the world of comic books and popular culture took a mighty leap into the Marvel Age. The Angel, the Beast, Cyclops, Iceman, and Professor X’s uncanny mutant powers are showcased in these rowdy and boisterous scenes, as the teen superheroes line up and are about to meet and greet their newest and cutest member, Jean Grey, the Marvel Girl. Admirers of comics as a form of graphic art — prepare to have your socks knocked off by this Marvel milestone, as it features classic Kirby action all the way, and is nothing less than a stunning “snapshot” of history taken from a legendary origin tale. This Silver Age spectacular has an image area of 12.5” x 18.5”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

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92163 Jack Kirby and Paul Reinman X-Men #5 Magneto’s Arrival Page 13 Original Art (Marvel, 1964). In the Silver Age spectacular, “Trapped: One X-Man,” trying to ferret out the X-Men, Magneto has the Toad enter into an athletic event where he leaps to victory. When the crowd turns hostile, due to the Toad’s mutant abilities, the X-Men arrive on the scene to capture him. In this page, Magneto is primed to snag Angel and whisk him away to Asteroid M. Later, in an attempt to trade the Toad for Angel, the X-Men arrive on Asteroid M, where they battle the Brotherhood once again. This key page from a Marvel classic has an image area of 12.5” x 18”. The page has been affixed to a larger piece of backing board, and the margins were trimmed closely to the art; otherwise, the art is in Excellent condition.

92162 Jack Kirby and Paul Reinman X-Men #5 First Appearance of Magneto’s Asteroid M Page 7 Original Art (Marvel, 1964). With Professor Xavier’s mental powers gone, the X-Men try to decide how they will function without his leadership, meanwhile, the Toad, Mastermind, and Quicksilver mix it up, until their no-nonsense leader Magneto arrives, with the Scarlet Witch at his side. This Jack Kirby classic from “Trapped: One X-Man” has an image area of 12.5” x 18.5”, and the art is in Excellent condition.
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92164 Jack Kirby and Paul Reinman X-Men #5 Surprise Attack on Asteroid M Page 18 Original Art (Marvel, 1964). X-Men art by Jack Kirby is highly sought after, because as we all know, the “King” only worked on issues #1-11. Out of those issues, until now, many of the pages have been deeply entrenched in private collections. So, here is a splendid opportunity to own a vintage page featuring the X-Men in battle with their arch-rival gang, the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. This awesome page has an image area of 12.5” x 18”, and is in Excellent condition. This masterwork was signed rather discreetly in its lower margin by Stan Lee (He was no doubt still in total awe of the pulse-pounding page of pure Lee-Kirby genius set before him).

92165 Jack Kirby and Chic Stone X-Men #8 Unus the Untouchable Page 20 Original Art (Marvel, 1964). This Silver Age sensation showcases one of the X-Men’s most fearsome foes, Unus, the Untouchable, from his first appearance and origin story. This scene marks Unus’ downfall as the malevolent mutant succumbs to Hank McCoy’s ingenious plan of increasing Unus’ “x-power” — his matter-repelling force field. These scenes are classic “King” Kirby. The image area of this page measures 12.5” x 18.5”, and the art is in Excellent condition.
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92166 Jack Kirby and Chic Stone X-Men #8 The Beast Special Pin-Up Page Original Art (Marvel, 1964). Let the banners unfurl, and the trumpets blare — and behold this Marvel masterwork, a precocious pin-up page of Hank McCoy, the Beast, in dazzling display of double-dexterous action. Pin-up pages of this rarity, cultural importance, and graphic perfection almost defy description. Suffice it to say, only Jack “King” Kirby and his inker extraordinaire, Chick Stone, could create a quirky pin-up page of such verve and whimsy — and as a result, the Marvel Age of Heroes took another giant leap on its way to winning the hearts and minds of the comic book reading public. This awesome pin-up, hailing from X-Men #8, is certain to be the piece de resistance of any Hank McCoy or Marvel art fan’s collection. This museum-worthy Marvel milestone has an image area of 12.5” x 18.5”, and the piece is in Excellent condition.
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92167 Jack Kirby X-Men #9 Marvel Girl a Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up Original Art (Marvel, 1965). “No wonder they call her Marvel Girl” -- here is a grail of grails, possibly the greatest, and certainly one of the largest images Jack Kirby ever drew of gorgeous Jean Grey. There is no finer Silver Age Marvel Girl image out there — this is it. You are feasting your eyes on “the King’s” original for the most beloved Marvel Girl pin-up of the early X-years. This classic Kirby pose is the Gold Standard for mutant femininity. The ultra-cool “Marvel Masterwork” banner at the top is stat. This iconic long-legged masterpiece has an image area of 12.5” x 18.5”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

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92168 Jack Kirby, Werner Roth, and Dick Ayers X-Men #16 Page 20 Original Art (Marvel, 1966). In order to destroy his renegade creations, the fearsome Sentinels, Dr. Bolivar Trask makes the ultimate sacrifice, in this Silver Age sensation. The Sentinels must number among Jack Kirby’s most memorable character designs. The image area of this Marvel milestone measures approximately 12.5” x 18.5”, and aside from some scattered stains, the art is in Very Good condition.

92169 Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta Journey Into Mystery Annual #1 Thor vs. Hercules Page 12 Original Art (Marvel, 1965). It’s another Annual Masterpiece in the fabulous Marvel style. In this slugfest of a yarn, Thor and Loki come across a pair of Storm Giants attacking the gateway from Asgard to Olympus. During the ensuing battle, the mighty Thor is accidentally transported to the fabled land and finds himself in hand-tohand combat with the mighty Hercules, with neither party willing to back down. After a titanic battle, Zeus stops the conflict and proclaims them both worthy allies and friends, and Thor is sent back to Asgard whereupon Zeus closes the passage forever. This classic rumble from “When Titans Clash,” brought to you by the Thor team-supreme of Jack “King” Kirby and Vince Colletta has an image area of 12.5” x 18.5”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

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92170 Jack Kirby Marvelmania Characters #1 Iron Man, Black Knight, Ulik, Doctor Doom, Rhino, and Doctor Strange Illustration Original Art (c. 1968). Let the banners wave and the trumpets blare, True Believers — for here is a grail of grails, possibly the greatest, and certainly one of the coolest masterworks Jack Kirby ever drew for Marvelmania, the short-lived fan club based on the Marvel characters. There is no finer Kirby line-up of Kirbycreated Marvel character merchandising art in the market — this is the one for you. The Iron Man and Doctor Doom images were used as border images on the back cover of the 1969 Marvelmania Club Catalog. This piece was most likely produced during the first part of 1968 as the Black Knight first appeared in Avengers #47 (December 1967); Ulik first appeared in Thor #137 (February 1967); and Rhino first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #41 (October 1966). As the Rhino was killed off (for the first time) in Hulk #104 (June 1968) and didn’t appear again until Hulk #124 (February 1970), it seems very unlikely that Kirby would have included the Rhino among the characters on this piece after that time. In any case, this iconic Silver Age masterpiece has an approximate image area of 12” x 12”, and the art is in Excellent condition. Signed by Kirby at the lower right. An image of the printed catalog is shown here but is not included with the lot.

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92171 Jack Kirby and Syd Shores Captain America #103 Page 3 Original Art (Marvel, 1968). The Red Skull’s strike force abducts Sharon Carter, Agent 13, in this Silver Age spectacular from the thriller, “The Weakest Link.” This pulse-pounding page has an image area of 10” x 15”. Aside from overall light paper aging, and a taped down caption at the lower right, the art is in Very Good condition.

92173 Jack Kirby and Mike Royer Mister Miracle #12 Page 21 Original Art (DC, 1974). Mister Miracle, Oberon, and Big Barda lower the boom Colonel Darby, Mudgett, and Msytivac, the alien robot with mindcontrolling abilities in this superb page from the appropriately named tale, “Mystivac.” This wonderful page has an image area of 10” x 15”, and it is in Excellent condition. Signed by Kirby in the final panel.

92172 Jack Kirby and Frank Giacoia Captain America #209 Arnim Zola Page 6 Original Art (Marvel, 1977). The Star-Spangled Avenger fights the good fight in nearly every panel of these action-packed scenes from the thriller, “Arnim Zola the Bio-Fanatic.” Frank Giacoia ranks among the best of Jack Kirby’s many inkers, and his silky smooth brush strokes were perfect for the Bronze Age Captain America stories. This page has an image area of 10” x 15”, and aside from a few production process stains, the art is in Excellent condition. Signed by Kirby in the fourth panel.

92174 Jack Kirby and Mike Royer Justice Inc. #3 Page 6 Original Art (DC, 1975). Here’s the first Jack Kirby Justice Inc. page Heritage Auctions has offered to date. Continuing the exploits of Kenneth Robeson’s (Paul Ernst) the Avenger, the team of Justice Inc. recruits a new member to its ranks. All the Kirby sci-fi hallmarks are here in these drama-drenched scenes co-starring Richard Benson and his aides, Smitty, Josh, Rosabel, and Mac. This “King” Kirby blockbuster from “The Monster Bug” has an image area of 10” x 15”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

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92175 Jack Kirby and Mike Royer Eternals #15 Cosmic Hulk Page 30 Original Art (Marvel, 1977). The battle between Ikaris and the cosmicpowered Hulk continues. But as these two immensely powerful warriors threatens to topple the city around them, can even Ikaris contain the fury of the Cosmic Hulk? The “neo-Hulk” makes a galactic guest appearance on this smashing page from “Disaster Area.” The image area of this thriller is 10” x 15”, and aside from some small ink stains in a word balloon at the lower left, the art is in Excellent condition. The Hulk, by the “King?” — better put in a bid, True Believers.

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92176 Jack Kirby (and Possible Studio Assistant) Silver Surfer and Doctor Doom Large Pencil Sketch Original Art (undated). This stunning piece featuring everyone’s favorite cosmic wanderer, the Silver Surfer, paired with the Silver Age’s most fearsome villain, Doctor Doom, was previously sold in the 9/30/1992 Sotheby’s auction, was in the collection of singer Graham Nash, and was then auctioned again by Sotheby’s on 6/5/1998. It has recently come to light that some collectors feel Kirby may have collaborated with an unknown assistant on a group of artworks included in the Sotheby’s auctions during the 1990s. While we don’t have any firm information regarding another hand in this drawing, based on the information we’ve read, we acknowledge the possibility that Kirby himself may not have drawn this piece in its entirety. Though the specifics of Kirby’s working process at the time are unknown, what is known is that these drawings were consigned to those Sotheby’s auctions directly from Jack Kirby and his family. The art is edge-to-edge on a piece of illustration board measuring approximately 14” x 17”, is signed by the artist in the lower center, and is in Excellent condition.

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92177 Doug Klauba and Alex Ross Project Superpowers: Chapter Two #4 “The Flame Origin” Double-Page Spread Original Art (Dynamite Entertainment, 2009). Doug Klauba’s dramatic style, influenced in part by the pulp magazine and movie poster art of the 1930’s and 1940’s, has been dubbed “Heroic Deco” and has earned him acclaim from collectors and clients around the world. The Flame associated with heroes like Black Terror, Green Lama, Fighting Yank, and Death-Defying Devil, and all the other members of Superpowers. In a misguided attempt to save the world, Fighting Yank captured the Flame and the rest of his superhero team in the Urn of Pandora. A funeral was held for the Flame as his fellow heroes thought he was consumed by his own flames in a battle against the Japanese Army. After 60 years, the Fighting Yank is confronted by the American Spirit who convinces the Yank to free all of the heroes, including the Flame, from the Urn. The Flame is found in Hollywood, California after becoming confused by his time in the urn and burning the iconic Hollywood sign. This bold double-page spread, based on Alex Ross’ layouts, has an image area of 20” x 16”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

92179 Doug Klauba and Alex Ross Project Superpowers: Meet the Bad Guys #2 “Fighting Yank Origin” Double-Page Spread Original Art (Dynamite Entertainment, 2009). An award-winning illustrator, Douglas Klauba has created cover artwork for books featuring such famous characters as Zorro, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Doc Savage, The Phantom, and Spiderman, among others. In the Fighting Yank’s new adventures, the American Spirit shows up to inform the Yank that a rebellious anti-hero, the Revolutionary, is the latest in a long line of Patriots to serve the Flag. He explains that though the Revolutionary’s methods are barbaric, his intentions are patriotic and the Yank needs to go and confront him on his own terms. This eerie double-page spread, based on Alex Ross’ layouts, has an image area of 20” x 16”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

92178 Doug Klauba and Alex Ross Project Superpowers: Chapter Two #5 “President Power The Futureman Origin” Double-Page Spread Original Art (Dynamite Entertainment, 2009). For the series Project Superpowers, creator Alex Ross selected Doug Klauba to paint a series of two-page origin spreads of many Golden Age heroes such as the Black Terror, the Death Defying Devil and the Green Lama, etc., working over Ross’ layouts. During the Golden Age, Power Nelson battled evil in the ‘future’ of 1982. In Dynamite’s Project Superpowers Universe he has since been elected President of the United States. This magnificent double-page spread has an image area of 20” x 16”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

92180 Doug Klauba and Alex Ross Project Superpowers: Meet the Bad Guys #4 “I Was the Scarab Origin” Double-Page Spread Original Art (Dynamite Entertainment, 2009). The talented Doug Klauba’s paintings have been included in the art annuals of Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art and the Society of Illustrators. His painting, Mercury Jack, was exhibited in the Spectrum Show at the Museum of American Illustration and another of his paintings, da Vinci’s Dream was awarded Best in Show at the 2005 World Fantasy Convention. The Scarab who first appeared in the 2008 miniseries Project Superpowers is loosely based on the Golden Age Scarab. He is one of the few original characters in the series, with most of the others being Golden Age characters who’ve fallen into the public domain. This iridescent double-page spread, based on Alex Ross’ layouts, has an image area of 20” x 16”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

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92182 Andy Kubert Captain America #22 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1999). The Return of Klaw... the End of the World? Andy Kubert takes it to the next level in this Vibranium-blasted cover illustration! The art has an image area of 10” x 15” and it is in Excellent condition.

92181 Bernie Krigstein Aces High # 2 Complete 6-Page Story “Revenge” Original Art (EC, 1955). One of the most respected artists from the world-class EC line-up, Bernie Krigstein was a master craftsman at the top of his form when the psychological thriller, “Revenge,” was published. EC was under fire by the newly created Comics Code Authority, and this yarn spotlights Krigstein’s remarkable storytelling and draftsmanship. Each page has an image area that measures approximately 13” x 18”. The word balloons and captions have been pasted-on, and a few have come loose; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition. A magnificent story from one of comics’ greatest artists, these pages are sure to be a welcome addition to any EC art collection.

92183 Joe Kubert Showcase #86 Firehair Page 12 Original Art (DC, 1969). Joe Kubert was the ideal artist to illustrate this fondly remembered Western series. Firehair, a Caucasian, was raised by Native Americans and was stranded between both cultures. This Silver Age page from “River of Gold” was drawn on coquille paper and then mounted to a support paper. The piece has an image area of 10” x 15”, and aside from some light aging, the art is in Excellent condition.

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92184 Joe Kubert Tomahawk #135 Cover Original Art (DC, 1971). Few DC covers are more coveted by art collectors than those featuring glorious greytone effects — even more so when they’re drawn by the great Joe Kubert. This Bronze Age blockbuster spotlighting Hawk, Son of Tomahawk has an image area of 10” x 15”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

92186 William Maher Judge Dredd Future Crime Cover Original Art (Fleetway, 1990). Are you prepared to commit a Future Crime? Transgress and come under the terrible jurisdiction of the most feared Judge in all of Mega-City One... Judge Dredd! This enormous mixed-media on heavy board illustration has an image area of 23” x 29” and it is in Excellent condition. Includes a copy of Judge Dredd Future Crime.

92187 Russ Manning Studio Star Wars Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 6-9-80 (L. A. Times Syndicate, 1980). “Star Wars/Nothing but Star Wars/Give me those Star Wars/Don’t let them end...” Where’s Bill Murray, as Nick the Heritage Auctions Lounge Singer, when we need him? This superb episode has an image area of 14” x 4.5”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

92185 Bob Layton Iron Man #130 All-Devouring Battle Page 27 Original Art (Marvel, 1980). The All-Devouring puts the hurt on Iron Man in this no-holds barred, visual assault penciled and inked by Bob Layton. This Modern Age masterwork from “The Digital Devil” has a 10” x 15” image area. The art has some overall paper aging; otherwise, it is in Excellent condition. A choice Bob Layton Iron Man page.

92188 Russ Manning Studio Star Wars Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 6-13-80 (L. A. Times Syndicate, 1980). Star Wars dogfight scenes always command spirited collector bidding and this daily is a topflight example. This episode has an image area of 14” x 4.5”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

92189 Russ Manning Studio Star Wars Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 6-14-80 (L. A. Times Syndicate, 1980). This fantastic, panoramic “space kamikaze“ episode has an image area of 14” x 4.5”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

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92190 Esteban Maroto Succubus/Vampira Painting Original Art (c. 1975). Painted on canvas paper. This piece has an image area of 13.5” x 17.75”, and the art is in Excellent condition. Signed by Maroto at the lower left.

92192 Winsor McCay Power Trust/Cost of Lobbying Editorial Cartoon Illustration Original Art (New American, 1907). 100 years later and some things never change. Truly one of the fathers of both the American comic strip and animated cartoons, Winsor McCay was renowned for his landmark works, Little Nemo In Slumberland and Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend. In addition, McCay was a prolific editorial cartoonist of his day, possessing a fine eye and dry wit for the events of the time. This timeless original has an overall size of 16” x 11”. Three corners have been clipped. There is a closed three-inch tear at the upper right, some overall paper aging and light soiling; otherwise, the art is in Good condition. Signed by Winsor McCay at the bottom right.

92191 Val Mayerik Eerie #97 Painted Cover Original Art (Warren, 1978). Val Mayerik is an acknowledged master of painted fantasy art. His skilled use of color and light imbue his works with a mood of mystery and tension. This painting conjures up a primordial vision set forth in Eerie #97’s theme, “Corben’s Time Travel Classics.” Very few treasures could slake a Warren fan’s desire as fully as this surreal and sexy painted cover. The image size is 24” x 30” in a 27” x 33” frame, and the condition of this oil on board painting is Excellent.

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92193 Todd McFarlane Spider-Man #3 Splash Page 22 Original Art (Marvel, 1990). Spidey awakens to find Kraven the Hunter standing before him with half of his head blown off and the Lizard crouching at his side, in this page from Part Three of “Torment.” This is one of the most memorable - and compositionally striking - splashes in the entire five story arc, not to mention the very first Spidey splash by McFarlane we’ve ever auctioned! McFarlane’s run represents one of the most popular in the famed web-crawler’s history, and such an incredible image is nearly impossible to track down these days. The art measures 11.75” x 17.75” and it is in Excellent condition. Signed by Todd McFarlane at the lower right.

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92194 Bob McLeod X-Men Danger Room Specialty Commission Illustration Original Art (2000). The X-men are put through their perilous paces by Professor X in the traumatic training ground of the “Danger Room.” This band of marvelous mutants includes the classic Silver Age line-up of Cyclops, Havoc, Polaris, Angel, Marvel Girl, Iceman, and the Beast. Bob McLeod’s scintillating sensation resonates with the trend-setting innovations of former X-Men artists Neal Adams and Jim Steranko. This drawing has an overall size of 20” x 15”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

92196 Mighty Mouse #25 Partial Origin Story Original Art (St. John Publishing, 1951). The first five pages of “Who is Mighty Mouse,” one of the Rodent of Steel’s many different origin stories. In this version, he’s an abandoned baby left on a mouse woodchopper’s doorstep during a fierce storm. Each page is on heavy illustration board, and has an image area of approximately 12.5” x 17.5’. The pages are in old black cardboard mats, with the exception of page three, which has a few small areas of tape-pull damage. The overall condition of the pages is Very Good, with some minor soiling. The Mighty Mouse paper stat logo is original.

92197 Mighty Mouse Fun Club Magazine #1 Page Original Art Group (Pines, 1957). Includes pages 2-32, and 65, 67, 70-81, 84-96 of this 100-page comic book featuring Mighty Mouse, Tom Terrific, Heckle and Jeckle, Dinky Duck, and Gandy Goose. Each page has an image area of 12” x 18”, and the pages average Good condition (pages 2, 94, 95, and 96 have chipping and tearing into the image area). See more of the pages at HA.com! 92195 George McManus Hand Colored Bringing Up Father Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 5-21-22 (King Features Syndicate, 1922). George McManus’ art is even more appealing when it’s hand colored. Hand colored originals such as this one were often presented by artists to friends and fans. This beautiful piece has an overall image area of 16” x 21.5”. Aside from being cut between panel tiers three and four, and having some edge and corner wear, and some paper aging in the margins, the art is in Very Good condition.

92198 Mike Mignola and Carlos Garzon Cosmic Odyssey #1 Page 34 Original Art (DC, 1988). Superman, Starfire, and J’onn J’onzz listen as Darkseid explains that Metron has unleashed the Anti-Life Equation upon the universe, in this page from the first issue of this four-issue series. The art has an image area of 12” x 17.5”. In Excellent condition.

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92199 Frank Miller and Klaus Janson The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #15 Doctor Octopus vs. the Punisher Page #14 Original Art (Marvel, 1981). This Spidey annual has long been a fan favorite, featuring Frank Miller’s definite take on the web-crawler battling chief nemesis Doc Ock. This page has the mad doctor, as well as one of Miller’s all-time most popular villains, the Punisher, who was completely revitalized to become a Marvel star in Miller’s DD run. This page has an image area of 10” x 15”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

92200 Frank Miller and Klaus Janson Daredevil #190 Daredevil and Stone vs. The Hand Page 31 Original Art (Marvel, 1983). Wow! What we have here is an absolutely key piece of dramatic Marvel history — Black Widow, Stone, and Daredevil battle the notorious “Hand” over the recently slain (or perhaps not) Elektra! These scenes feature Frank Miller breakdowns with superb Klaus Janson finishes, and the piece has an image area of 10” x 15”. Aside from a clipped upper right corner (outside the image area), and some yellowed Zipatone, the art is in Excellent condition.

92201 Frank Miller Ronin #1 Page 24 Original Art (DC, 1983). Frank Miller’s Ronin changed the direction of comics with its prestige miniseries format, combined with the fact that it was the first modern feature where DC allowed the creator to retain the rights to the character. Ronin has since been celebrated as among the most important and influential stories ever published. Miller is arguably the greatest superhero writer/ artist to work during this period, and Ronin helped launch a muchneeded comics revolution — many feel that there would be no Sandman, Watchmen, or Dark Knight, without this visionary work leading the way. Ronin has inspired countless creators, among them Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fame. This atmospheric page is only the second Ronin page that Heritage has offered at auction, and artwork from the famed epic is much scarcer than anything else from the period. According to collecting lore, only pages from the first issue have left Miller’s possession (with only 47 pages available to the market). This fantastic piece has been locked away in a single collection since being purchased upon the series’ original publication, and is the definition of “fresh to market.” And unlike many pages from Miller’s other eighties series, the original art and writing here are pure Frank Miller, making this one of the most important pieces of modern original comic book art Heritage has ever had the pleasure to offer. This masterwork from “Ronin: Book One” has an image area of 10” x 15”. The second panel two has two original art correction paste-ons; otherwise, the art is in Excellent condition.

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“It took me years to define, in my own mind, Batman as less a creature of vengeance than of vigor. This piece is one of my personal favorites. To me, it sums the man up.” —Frank Miller

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Frank Miller Absolute Dark Knight Book Cover Original Art (DC, 2006).

On its publication in 1986, Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns changed the landscape of the graphic novel irrevocably. With its dark vision of Batman’s future and its stunning artwork, The Dark Knight Returns set the world on fire. 15 years later, Miller’s sequel, The Dark Knight Strikes Again, further redefined the boundaries of the superhero genre. Some pieces of art stand as definitive masterworks by their creators — Joe Simon and Jack Kirby’s Captain America, Will Eisner’s The Spirit, and Robert E. Howard and Frank Frazetta’s Conan are all examples of timeless masterworks that have bestowed artistic immortality on the artists who created them. In much the same way, this bone-jarring cover for The Absolute Dark Knight brings together in one iconic image the elements that made Frank Miller’s gothic vision of the Batman such a legendary work of industry-changing artistry. The savage violence, the unparalleled use of strobe-like high-contrast graphics, the relentless “shock and awe” attack of the Gotham Guardian’s campaign — all of these elements are perfectly crystallized in one iconic image by the man all have hailed as a master of sequential illustration. Brilliantly conceived and flawlessly executed, Frank Miller steers the viewer into Batman’s haunting end game, creating a no-holds-barred image that flash-freezes a moment of electrifying tension between justice and vengeance that only becomes more compelling upon each viewing. This beautiful, hauntingly iconic cover image is all Miller pencils and inks and represents one of the greatest pieces of artwork by the artist ever to become available at auction. A classic work by a modern master, this masterpiece comes directly from the artist and will be the prize addition to any collection. This cover has an overall size of 11” x 17”, and the art is in Excellent condition. From the Collection of Frank Miller.

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“Like any hero, Batman is complex. Here we see him as a father figure, instructing one of my favorite creations, dear Carrie Kelly.” —Frank Miller

92203 Frank Miller Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (10th Anniversary Edition) Batman and Robin Frontispiece Splash Page Original Art (DC, 1997). Definitive is the only adequate description of this masterpiece. Time magazine ranked The Dark Knight Returns as one of the top ten graphic novels ever created. As Alan Moore wrote about the series: “Beyond the imagery, themes, and essential romance of Dark Knight, Miller has also managed to shape the Batman into a true legend by introducing that element without which all true legends are incomplete and yet which for some reason hardly seems to exist in the world depicted in the average comic book, and that element is time — time has come to the Batman and the capstone that makes legends what they are has finally been fitted. In his engrossing story of a great man’s final and greatest battle, Miller has managed to create something radiant which should hopefully illuminate things for the rest of the comic book field, casting a new light upon the problems which face all of us working within the industry and perhaps even guiding us towards some fresh solutions.” Ten years after it was released the shock waves in the industry were still peaking, and for the 10th Anniversary Edition of the ground-breaking series, Frank Miller created this perfect stand-alone image of Batman and Robin (Carrie Kelley, the first female, full-time Robin), in action, in their element cloaked in the darkness of night — this one has everything going for it. Frank Miller’s splash page of the Dynamic Duo shattered all existing records for a piece of comic art in one of our previous auctions, and we a similar demand in the market for this visionary piece. This gem has been locked away in Frank Miller’s own collection since the 10th Anniversary Edition’s publication and is the definition of “fresh to market.” And unlike many pages from the series, where differences between the original art and the published version are evident (as a result of Miller making changes on pasteovers), no changes were made to this artwork for publication, and the original contains no paste-ups or stats — it’s pure Miller art, just the way it appeared in print. In short, this is one of the most senses-shattering pieces of original comic book art Heritage has ever had the pleasure to offer! This splash page has an overall size of 12” x 19”, and the art is in Excellent condition. From the Collection of Frank Miller.

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92204 Frank Miller and Klaus Janson Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1 Concluding DoublePage Spread 46 and 47 Original Art (DC, 1986). This astounding double-page spread, a real rarity in the marketplace, spotlighting the Batman and Two Face (Harvey Dent), marks the dramatic conclusion of the first issue as the Dark Knight feels reveals his profound empathy with his schizoaffective friend/foe and tries to comfort him as best he can. No story in the Batman mythos is more important than Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns.

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Released in 1986, this story was responsible for the rejuvenation of Batman as a dark character and for the comics industry as a whole. Many consider it the greatest Batman story ever told. When pages from this yarn surface, they command a premium price, as can be seen by the world-record price for any piece of comic art, set by the splash in one of our past auctions. The spread has an approximate combined image area of 24” x 18”. The entire image of the bat face in panel eight of page 47 is a photostat, and the the lettering on both pages is done with pasted-on captions and word balloons; otherwise, the art is in Excellent condition. Inscribed and signed by Frank Miller in the lower borders of both pages.
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92205 Frank Miller and Klaus Janson Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #4 Page 7 Original Art (DC, 1986). Batman wages war on the GCPD, while Robin proves her skills at reprogramming the Bat-copter, in this action-packed page from the final installment of the legendary Dark Knight Returns mini-series. Undoubtedly one of the most influential comic books of the century, TDKR, along with the Watchmen, initiated a decade of dark-and-gritty imitators, none of which captured the raw power of the original. Dark Knight pages have been commanding impressive prices in recent months, but demand still far outstrips supply, and this page boasts more Batman (and Robin) than most. One of the TV screens in the final panel is a photostat, but the rest is all original Miller/Janson art, and in Very Good condition, with only light overall wear and a minor abrasion in the top right corner which does not affect the artwork. The image area measures 12” x 18”. This Dark Knight page probably won’t return, so don’t miss this golden opportunity to grab a piece of one of the Modern Age’s true classics.
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92207 John Cullen Murphy Prince Valiant Sunday Comic Strip #1969 Original Art dated 11-3-74 (King Features Syndicate, 1974). John Cullen Murphy’s command of light and shadow is showcased in this thrilling three-panel episode featuring Val’s epic battle with Karak. This dramatic Sunday from the “Karak the Terrible” story arc has an overall size of 16.5” x 24.5”. The strip was cut between the panel tiers and they have been rejoined with tape on the back of the page, and the margins have been trimmed closely to the art, and there is light overall paper aging; otherwise, the art is in Excellent condition.

92206 Sheldon Moldoff and Joe Giella Detective Comics #352 Batman Splash Page 1 Original Art (DC, 1966). A roundhouse right from the Masked Manhunter of Gotham City sends another baddy into a well-deserved dreamland! From the height of Batmania, this was a hipper, swingier Batman than either the grim vigilante of the 1940s or the SF crimefighter of the 1950s. Gone were the dinosaurs, aliens and giant props that had been a mainstay of the character for the last decade. The “new-look” Batman was designed for a far more sophisticated audience. Although this page is signed by Bat-creator Bob Kane, the art is actually by Shelly Moldoff, one of the mainstays of the Golden and Silver Ages, and inker Joe Giella. In Excellent condition, this page measures approximately 13.25” x 20.75”, with an image area of approximately 12” x 16”. The logo is a stat, but all else is original art, with only minor evidence of whiteout; otherwise, this splash is in Excellent condition. A thrilling piece of art, from the swingin’ Silver Age, this is a splash page no true Bat-fan will want to miss out on.

92208 John Cullen Murphy Prince Valiant Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 1-21-96 (King Features Syndicate, 1996). When Hal Foster retired from drawing the Prince Valiant strip in 1970, Foster picked John Cullen Murphy to be his successor. Murphy went on to draw the strip for 34 years, nearly equaling Foster’s own reign on the feature’s art. Murphy never tried to imitate Foster’s style; his use of a pen line rather than a brushed one gave the feature an entirely different feel, yet the quality of the art remained impressive. In this rousing Sunday, from the “Jaguar Paw” story arc, the image area of the Sunday measures approximately 13” x 19”. The three tiers of the strip were cut apart and later rejoined with tape on the back of the paper; otherwise, the art is in Excellent condition. A terrific Prince Valiant Sunday by John Cullen Murphy.
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92209 Don Newton and Joe Rubinstein Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #13 Cover Featuring Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman Original Art (1983). “The Big Three” of DC check out their top-flight rankings on the 1983 OSPG Golden Age sales list. This sharp group portrait by two fan-favorites has an image area of 12” x 17”, and the art is in Excellent condition. This super-spectacular “infinity cover” will make a prized showpiece for any DC fan.

92211 Olivia De Beradinis Swank May 1977 “Female Fantasies, Dyke Diversions” Illustration Original Art (Swank Magazine Corp., 1977). Here is an early outré work by the modern master of erotic art. This acrylic on board illustration has an image area of 6.25” x 13.5”, and it has been matted and framed to an overall size of 10” x 17”. The art is in Excellent condition, and is signed at the lower right. A copy of the magazine is included with this lot. For adults only.

92210 Alex Nino Eerie #87 Hunter III Page Original Art (Warren, 1977). This oversized page hails from Alex Nino’s solo story “What Price Oblivion” debut for Warren Publishing. Unlike the other two Hunter series, this is a parody, told in a single story. A young boy, Max Halibut, dons the Hunter Helmet and with his “Exterminator Dingo” goes on a quest to defeat the frog people. Along the way he meets a young gal, Twyla Smyla, who joins him on his quest. While battling the frog people he encounters his mother, who is a frog woman leader. Twyla is revealed to be his father — a bizarre, but funny story. This incredible showpiece has an overall size of 16.5” x 22.5”. The word balloons are on an overlay, and the art, drawn on Craftint Doutone paper, and it is in Excellent condition.

92212 Kevin O’Neill League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume 1 “The Doctor” Bumper Cover 2 Original Art (America’s Best Comics, 2000). As most Modern Era art collectors know, little art from Volume 1 of the League has ever been made available, so don’t miss your chance to win an incredible cover piece. Can the League recover a sample of favorite (H. G. Wells’ The First Men on the Moon anti-gravity metal) from the clutches of Fu Manchu (who is not mentioned by name for trademark reasons, but is instead identified by his pseudonym of “The Doctor”)? Or will they have finally met their master? This evocative bumper cover scene by the fan-favorite artist of Nemesis the Warlock and Marshal Law has an image area of 20” x 15”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

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92213 Joe Orlando Weird Science #14 “They Shall Inherit” Title Page 1 Original Art (EC, 1952). Joe Orlando hit his stride on this highly detailed title page, brimming with classic EC S-F suspense. At Wally Wood’s suggestion Joe Orlando applied for work at EC and soon he was contributing to their SF, horror, and suspense titles in a style that was heavily influenced by Wood. William Gaines and Al Feldstein were thrilled. They felt they now had “two Woods.” As Steve Duin and Mike Richardson’s book Comics Between the Panels recounts, “The first time EC asked Orlando to prove he could ink like his old buddy, he almost died. ‘But they liked it,’ he said. ‘I was surprised. It went on from there. I even tried to break away from Wally Wood.’” The image area is 13” x 18”. Panel one was drawn on Craftint Duotone paper, and tipped into the page (with tape on the back), and there is a missing lettering correction; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition.

92215 Joe Orlando and Jerry Grandenetti Creepy #8 Complete 8-page Story “Adam Link’s Mate (Memoirs of Adam Link, Part IV)” Original Art (Warren, 1966). The early Warren magazines revived the long gone spine-tingling quality of the EC era and the wash tone printing process inspired many of the artists to stretch themselves beyond the limits of traditional comic book art. Seven of these moody pages each have an image area of 12” x 17”, but the last page was drawn smaller, and it has an image area of 10.5” x 15”. The pages average Excellent condition.

92214 Joe Orlando Weird Science #21 “The Ugly One” Page 6 Original Art (EC, 1953). Some of the most bizarre aliens ever to appear in any EC comic populate this take on “The Ugly Duckling” fairy tale. Orlando is an underrated EC artist, and this page is a prime example of his solid work for the company. He makes the outlandish aliens believable, and is it just us —- or do these aliens bear a striking resemblance to Saturday Night Live‘s Coneheads? Mepps. This page is exceptionally clean, with very little paper aging, and only one missing paste-up lettering correction. Panel four is a tipped-in art correction (taped in from behind); otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition.

92216 Joe Orlando and Mike DeCarlo The New Teen Titans #33 Cover Original Art (DC, 1987). Cyborg leads the way as the Titans face a Zandian terrorist onslaught in this incredible cover from the second New Teen Titans series. The art has an image area of 10” x 15” and it is in Excellent condition.
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92217 Richard F. Outcault Buster Brown and Tige Specialty Illustration Original Art (undated). Vintage specialty ink drawing by Richard Outcault, titled, “Le Petit Buster Brown et Son Chien Tige a Paris.” The drawing is rendered in ink on a sheet of heavy illustration paper measuring 13.5” x 8.5”. There is paper tanning, some light water spots at the right, and several small pin holes; otherwise the art is in Very Good condition.

92219 Paul Terry’s Comics #123 Cover Original Art (St. John, 1955). Those talking magpies, Heckle and Jeckle, are at it again in this fully painted cover, one of the last of the series. The art is mixed media, and the colors have faded somewhat over the years, but still present well. The “Cartoon Course” blurb is hand-lettered on a separate piece of paper and was attached with glue; the corners are now coming loose. The “Paul Terry” logo was also hand painted on trimmed acetate and glued on. The art is in Good condition, with an image size is 12.5” x 18.25”, and is matted and Plexiglas framed to an overall 20” x 26”. A copy of the comic is included. From the Estate of John McLaughlin.

92218 Richard F. Outcault Hand Colored Buster Brown Sunday Comic Strip Panel Original Art (undated). Buster first appeared in The New York Herald on May 4, 1902. Buster’s companion in mischief was his bulldog, Tige, and the pup is said to be the first talking pet in American comics. Young Mr. Brown was just as mischievous as those other Sunday hellions, The Katzenjammer Kids. Buster was created by R. F. Outcault, who originated The Yellow Kid, a feature often cited as the original American comic strip. This hand colored panel, cut from a Sunday episode, has an overall size of 6.5” x 6”, and is in Very Good condition. Resolved: to put in a bid on this classic feature of American comics.

92220 Jason Pearson Portfolio Divorce Plate Illustration Original Art (Gaijin Studio,1992). This somber, sanguine scene by the fan-favorite artist/writer of Legion of Super-Heroes, The Dragon: Blood and Guts, Global Frequency, and his own creator-owned series, Body Bags, might make anyone think twice before splitting up (literally). This piece has an overall size of 14” x 18”, and it is in Excellent condition.

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92221 George Perez and Terry Austin X-Men Annual #3 Page 39 Original Art (Marvel, 1979). The unbeatable team of George Perez and Terry Austin make the most of seven exposition-filled panels featuring the top X-Men and Avengers, including Wolverine, Cyclops, Nightcrawler, Colossus, Thor, Iron Man, and Captain America. Perez is a master of clarity in detail, and Austin is an ultra-inker of the highest order. The image area measures 10” x 15”. There is overall paper aging, and panels six and seven are tipped in; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition. A superb page from two master artists. Signed by both artists and writer Chris Claremont in the bottom margin.

92223 George Perez Wonder Woman #16 Cover Original Art (DC, 1988). High above the Boston skyline, the Maid of Might falls victim to her own magic lasso as she battles Silver Swan, in this scintillating cover illustration penciled and inked by George Perez. The image area of this cover for “Bird of Paradise/Bird of Prey” measures 10” x 15” and the condition is Excellent. Includes the original logo and masthead paste-up art, which are on an acetate overlay. Signed by George Perez at the lower left.

92222 George Perez and Romeo Tanghal The New Teen Titans #25 Splash Page 1 Original Art (DC, 1982). On a mission to rescue Starfire on her home planet Okaara, the Titans, along with the Omega Men, find themselves in the midst of a bitter war between Blackfire and the Vegan System, in this first splash page from “War!” The art has an image area of 10” x 15” and, aside from some glue staining in the indicia section at the bottom, it is in Very Good condition. Signed by George Perez at the lower left.
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92224 George Perez Secret Origins Annual #3 The Teen Titans Cover Original Art (DC, 1989). Power-packed cover by the superlative George Perez featuring most of the Titans cast, including Nightwing, Kid Flash, Wonder Girl, Aqualad, Speedy, Bumblebee, Herald, Lilith, Changeling, Robin, Terra, Jericho, Starfire, Raven, Cyborg, and Kole, plus Flash, Hawk, Dove, Flamebird and Golden Eagle. The art has an image area of 10” x 15” and it includes its original logo and masthead paste-up copy. In Excellent condition. Signed by the artist in blue pencil at the lower left.

92225 George Perez The New Teen Titans: Who is Donna Troy? TPB Cover Original Art (DC, 2005). One of the most popular Titans members ever, Donna Troy, is the focus of this stellar cover illustration by legendary artist, George Perez. This spectacular piece features multiple images of Donna in her various incarnations, along with headshots of virtually all the important New Teen Titans characters including Nightwing, Wonder Girl, Changeling, Speedy, Starfire, Jericho, Kid Flash, and Cyborg, plus Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern. This is probably the most defining example of a Perez Titans could you could ask for, with almost all of your favorites together in a single cover. The art has an image area of 10” x 14” and it is in Excellent condition. Signed by George Perez at the lower right.
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92226 Jay Scott Pike Girls’ Love Stories #180 Cover Original Art (DC, 1973). A kiss is not just a kiss, in this heart-wrenching cover illustration to the final issue of this series by Jay Scott Pike. The art has an image area of 10” x 15” and it includes its original logo and masthead paste-up copy. There is paper tanning, glue staining, and scattered soiling; otherwise the art is in Good condition.

92228 Keith Pollard Thor #311 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1981). The God of Thunder carries the biggest club of all, his enchanted Uru hammer Mjolnir, and with it he plays peacemaker even as urban battle lines are drawn. This show-stopping cover for “Crisis in the Inner City” has an image area of 10” x 15”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

92227 Keith Pollard and Bob Layton Thor Annual #8 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1979). It’s a clash of the Gods between Thor and Zeus, in this cataclysmic cover for the yarn, “Battle Over Troy.” Bronze Age covers are a hot ticket right now, and this would be a solid example for any collector looking to add a classic image to his portfolio. This cover has an image area of 10” x 15”, and aside from some light overall paper aging, the art is in Excellent condition. Signed by Layton in the lower right border.

92229 Keith Pollard and Gene Day Thor #311 Splash Page 1 Original Art (Marvel, 1981). Having chosen Earth over the shining realm eternal, Thor heads for Donald Blake’s apartment and the start of a new day in this splash/title page for “Grief More Than a God Can Bear.” The art has an image area of 10” x 15” and it is in Excellent condition.

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92230 Antonio Prohias First Spy vs Spy Submissions to Mad Magazine Original Art (1960). These two landmark Spy vs Spy sequences including one of Black and White continuing their conflict into the afterlife were Antonio Prohias’ earliest submissions to Mad magazine. A letter of provenance reports, “Antonio came to the 225 Lafayette office; his teenage daughter Marta spoke for him. We were taken with his Black and White spy characters. (editor Al) Feldstein explained we didn’t do ‘continuing cartoon characters.’ They left graciously, whereupon we held a conclave in Feldstein’s office; (Art Director John) Putnam said he really liked the work! Nick (Meglin) and Jerry (DeFuccio) rushed to the street, brought Marta and Antonio back to a stimulated staff. The rest is cartoon history.” This historic pieces each have an image area of 15.5” x 10.5”, and the art is in Excellent condition. The letter of provenance is included.

92232 Rod Ramos and Jimmy Palmiotti What If (...Phoenix Rose Again?) #33 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1992). Starring the X-Men and the Sentinels, this crisply inked 9.75” x 15” thriller is a powerful re-imagining of one of the most popular X-Men storylines, “The Days of Future Past,” featuring an homage to the classic X-Men #142 cover. The art is in Excellent condition. Signed by both artists in the lower margin.

92233 Alex Raymond Secret Agent X-9 Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 9-15-34 (King Features Syndicate, 1934). Alex Raymond’s pulp magazine illustrator-influenced drybrush inking is at its best in this exciting episode from 1934, the first year of the feature. Raymond may have been inspired to use this inking technique as the strip’s writer, Dashiell Hammett, was a renowned writer for the pulp magazine, Black Mask. This daily has an image area of 25” x 5.5”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

92231 Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti Wizard Magazine Amalgam Pin-Up Illustration Original Art (1997). Captain America/ Batman mash-up by penciler Joe Quesada and inker Jimmy Palmiotti. The art has an image area of 10.5” x 15.5” and it is in Excellent condition.

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92234 John Romita Sr. Amazing Spider-Man Annual #3 Spider-Man vs. the Hulk and the Mighty Avengers Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1966). Face Front, Spider-fans — and feast your eyes on the ultimate “twice-up” John Romita Sr. Spider-Man cover. It’s worth noting this was the first of only three Annual covers that Romita Sr. drew from this era. Jazzy Johnny was already making his own colossal contribution to the sterling legacy left behind by Sturdy Steve Ditko (who is represented in the two photostat images of Spidey vs. Doctor Octopus at the bottom of the page). Large-size Marvel covers are rarely offered in the marketplace, let alone any from a Silver Age Annual. With its iconic images of the Hulk and the Mighty Avengers, this cover for “To Become an Avenger” is not just a knock-out — it’s nothing less than a peerless, priceless piece of Spider-Man art. Any Marvelite who snatched this Annual off the spinner-rack has this spectacular slugfest seared into his memory. For True Believers, an art showpiece doesn’t get any better than this. The image area measures 13” x 20”, and the art is in Excellent condition, with a few scattered glue stains that have little effect on the overwhelming power of the image. Please note that all of the figures in the main page are original art. Iron Man and the Wasp were drawn on separate pieces of paper from the other figures. Includes the original title logo and other production elements.

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92235 John Romita Sr. and Jim Mooney Amazing Spider-Man #117 “Deadly Designs of the Disrupter” Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1973). You say you want a Spider-Man cover fraught with action and intrigue? Well look no further, True Believer. This Jazzy John Romita cover has it all, and then some. Spidey takes to the streets as a political campaign turns violent in this rollicking thrill-ride of a cover, courtesy of two of Spider-Man’s best-loved artists. The image area of this Bronze Age blockbuster measures approximately 10” x 15”, and retains most of its original logo stats. The cover has a crease through its center, some scattered production process stains, and a caption box at the lower left is missing; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition.

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92236 John Romita Sr. and Joe Sinnott Fantastic Four #106 Page 2 Original Art (Marvel, 1971). When Jack Kirby left Marvel’s flagship title, John Romita Sr. was handed the daunting task of taking over the “King’s” Fantastic Four art assignment. Despite Romita’s concerns over fan reaction, sales actually went up, just as they did after the Jazzy One took over Spider-Man when Steve Ditko left the title. As Stan Lee once said, John Romita has the golden touch. All the same, Romita only drew the title for a few issues, so his FF art is rather scarce. This page from “The Monster’s Secret” has an image area of 10” x 15”, and aside from a few production process stains, the art is in Very Good condition.

92238 John Romita, Jr. and Tom Palmer Star Brand #1 First New Universe Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1986). Here’s your chance to win the landmark Star Brand cover to the first issue that launched Marvel’s New Universe. It’s a world not unlike our own. Words like paranormal or super-hero are only used in comic books and movies. That is until the White Event. In one blinding moment the landscape of the universe changed. Welcome to the New Universe. Life for Kenneth Connell, an extreme sports enthusiast, changed the night he met — the Old Man. After a brief encounter and black-out, Ken awakens with a strange “brand” on his hand — it’s a brand that will forever change his life. “There is a weapon in the universe more powerful than all others. No more coveted, feared, loved, or hated thing exists. Only a fool or madman — or the right man — would dare possess the Star Brand.” This piece has an image area of 9.75”, and except for some yellowed Zipatone, it is in Excellent condition.

92237 John Romita Sr. and Joe Sinnott Fantastic Four #106 Page 8 Original Art (Marvel, 1971). Two of Marvel’s finest talents teamed to produce this superb page from “The Monster’s Secret.” Romita Sr. FF pages are hard to come by so did pass up a chance to win one for your portfolio. This mind-blowing piece of Marvel mayhem has an image area of 10” x 15”, and aside from a few production process stains, the art is in Very Good condition.
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92241 John Romita Jr. and Al Williamson Spider-Man #73 Page 17 Original Art (Marvel, 1996). “In the shocking aftermath of the Onslaught: Marvel Universe one-shot, the criminal underworld of New York City sets out to take advantage of a hero-free world. Can Spidey contain this criminal freefor-all before anarchy engulfs the city?” This action-packed thriller has an image area of 10” x 15” and it’s in Excellent condition. 92239 John Romita Sr. Moon Knight Special #1 Splash Page 41 Original Art (Marvel, 1992). Legendary artist John Romita spoofs his own cover to The Amazing Spider-Man #36, in this stunning splash page. Titled, “Horror is the Hobgoblin!,” this piece has an image area of 10” x 15”. Aside from some very light glue staining in the upper portion, the art is in Very good condition. Signed by John Romita at the lower right.

92240 John Romita Jr. and Bob Layton Iron Man #127 Page 7 Original Art (Marvel, 1979). Shady munitions mogul, Justin Hammer barks out his orders to the Beetle, Leap-Frog, Water Wizard, and Spymaster in this battle royal penciled by John Romita Jr. and inked by Bob Layton. This Bronze Age blockbuster from “A Man’s Home is his Battlefield” has a 10” x 15” image area. An action-packed John Romita Jr. Iron Man page from his first regular comic book assignment.

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92242 Alex Ross Justice Society of America #10 Cover Original Art (DC, 2007). This somber cover graced Part One of “Thy Kingdom Come,” the epic story years in the making, springing from the mini-series Kingdom Come. Not a hoax. Not a dream. Not an imaginary story. Welcome the newest member to the Justice Society of America: the Kingdom Come Superman. Coming from an Earth plagued by heroes-gone-extreme, how will this Superman react to an incarnation of the Justice Society he never knew? This Superman’s world needed better heroes. So does ours. This Alex Ross masterwork has an image area of 12.25” x 18.25”, and it has been matted and framed to an overall size of 24” x 29.5”. The art is in Excellent condition.
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92243 Alex Ross Astro City #20 Cover Original Art (Image, 2000). Own your own illustration by one of today’s most in-demand cover artists, Alex Ross. One of the most highly acclaimed comic books in history with over two dozen awards, Astro City is the brainchild of writer Kurt Busiek in collaboration with his creative partners Brent Anderson and Alex Ross, the three of whom create and design the heroes and world of Astro City together. Astro City tells stories of human drama in a wildly superhuman world. Featuring a widely-varied cast of characters, including superheroes, super-villains, monsters, mad scientists, innocent bystanders and more, Astro City‘s focus is on life in a world of the fantastic, where anything from rampaging monsters to alien invasions can happen at any moment. Debuting in 1995 at Image Comics, Astro City instantly became an award-winning fan favorite. Here is the cover to the 20th issue, courtesy of master craftsman and co-creator, Alex Ross, featuring Steeljack and the Conquistador locked in mortal combat. The image area measures 12” x 18.5”, and the piece has been matted and framed to an overall size of 18.5” x 24.5”. The art is in Excellent condition.

92244 Alex Ross Batman #676 Newsstand Cover Painting Original Art (DC, 2008). “Are you ready for ‘Batman R.I.P.?’ Beginning the epic story that will change the legend of the Dark Knight forever! Everything in Grant Morrison’s groundbreaking run on Batman has been leading to this story, and nothing will ever be the same again. Who will live? Who will die? Who will be Batman? The answers are sure to shock you in ‘Batman R.I.P.” Batman takes to the Gotham night in this sensational Alex Ross painting, the ultimate tribute to the Golden Age Batman art of Bob Kane. It was used to create one of the alternate covers for this issue, attesting to the enormous popularity and impact of this image on the fans who have seen it. This super iconic spectral painting for “Batman R.I.P: Midnight in the House of Hurt” has an image area of 12” x 19”, and it has been matted and framed to an overall size of 19.5” x 26”. The art is in Excellent condition, and Ross signed the piece at the lower right.

92245 San Diego Comic Con Doc Savage Illustration Original Art (1970s). The George Pal Doc Savage movie was released in 1975, so this Comic Con-related artwork (possibly used as the program cover, or as an interior illustration) by an unidentified artist was likely produced around the same time. Also appearing are David Bowie (aka The Man Who Fell to Earth), Jason battling a living Ray Harryhausen skeleton, and the Man of Steel. The piece has an image area of 8” x 10.5” and the art is in Very Good condition, with glue stains on the reverse.
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92246 Jesse Santos (attributed) The Occult Files of Dr. Spektor #1 Painted Cover Original Art (Gold Key, 1973). “The grave opens - a condemned soul returns to lead — the Cult of the Vampire.” This cover thriller for the first issue showcasing the adventures of Dr. Adam Spektor and his secretary Lakota Rainflower is sure to make a prized showpiece for any Gold Key fan. This painting has an image area of 11” x 15.5”, and an overall size of 15” x 20”. The art is in Excellent condition.

92248 Mark Schultz Xenozoic Tales #3 Jack Tenrec and Hannah Dundee Cover Original Art (Kitchen Sink, 1987). Reminiscent of the classic adventure strips, Mark Schultz’s Xenozoic Tales brought a unique mix of horror, wonder, and adventure to glorious and violent life. This beautifully detailed artwork has an overall size of 12” x 18”. Jack Tenrec’s hand and gun at the lower left is a pasted-on original art element; otherwise, the art is in Excellent condition.

92247 Norman Saunders Concrete Conquest “Blue Bat” Batman Trading Card #29 Illustration Original Art (Topps, 1966). The Dynamic Duo are the Penguin’s “Concrete Conquest” in this Norm Saunders illustration. This is the design for card #29 from the “Blue Bat” (third) series. The fully rendered piece has an image area of 4.75” x 3.5”. There are numerous tiny scratches on the surface of the paint, and the overall condition of the piece is Good. The card art has been attached to a larger 11” x 17” piece of backing paper.

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92249 Charles Schulz Peanuts Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 11-28-52 (United Feature Syndicate, 1952). It’s pretty rare to find examples of original Peanuts of this early vintage, and ever more so to find an episode where Charlie Brown actually comes out on top of a prank. Patty is the one left frowning and glaring as good ol’ Charlie Brown has the last laugh. The image area of this gem is 27” x 5”. The title logo and copyright notice are missing, the dated has been whited-out (most likely for a reprint book), and the strip, like most daily examples, has been folded down the middle, which shows a little wear along the crease; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition.

92250 Charles Schulz Peanuts Special Comic Page for Look Magazine Original Art (United Features Syndicate, 1958). In 1958, cartoonist Charles Schulz was earning $90,000 a year writing and drawing his newspaper comic strip, Peanuts. It appeared that year in 355 papers nationwide, plus another 40 foreign papers. Look Magazine, one of the most popular publications of the day, took interest in Schulz, and spotlighted him and his cartoon creations in an article titled “A Handful of Peanuts,” which saw print in the July 22, 1958 issue. For that article, Schulz prepared this special page, which looks like a strange hybrid of Daily and Sunday strip formats. It’s a classic look at Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Snoopy, and Charlie’s tag-team tormentors, Patty and Violet. This extremely rare seventeen-panel page has not been seen since the original publication, and was not included in the recent Complete Peanuts 1957 to 1958 volume. The ink on bristol page has an image area of 19.5” x 15” and is stamped with Schulz’s address on the back; there is some minor staining along the outer edges, and the images has a couple of small pencil marks, but otherwise the art is in Excellent condition.

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92251 Charles Schulz Peanuts Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 9-13-58 (United Feature Syndicate, 1958). Charles Schulz often paid tribute to the barbers of the world, and their barbershop humor, since his father made a living as one. Schroeder looks like a new man in his downtown suit and tie. The image area of this lighthearted episode measures approximately 27.25” X 5.5”, and aside from the usual fold between panels two and three, it is in Excellent condition.

92252 Charles Schulz Peanuts Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 1-18-59 (United Feature Syndicate, 1959). What Lucy lacks in snowball tossing technique, she makes up for with a good swift kick! Poor ol’ Charlie Brown — when it comes to dealing with Lucy, he just can’t win! A wonderful wintertime pantomime strip from the king of the kiddie comic strips, Charles Schulz. This piece has an image size of approximately 22.5” x 15”; there’s a crease through the center of the bristol board and some minor smudges and marks in several panels, leaving the page in Very Good condition. Examples of 1950s Sunday Peanuts pages are getting scarce, so don’t get left out in the cold without placing a bid!

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92253 Charles Schulz Peanuts Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 6-25-60 (United Feature Syndicate, 1960). As every Peanuts reader knows, Snoopy is no average hound dog. According to lore, Snoopy was inspired by Charles Schulz’s childhood pet, Spike, “Snoopy’s not a real dog of course — he’s an image of what people would like a dog to be. But he has his origins in Spike, my dog that I had when I was a kid. White with black spots. He was the wildest and smartest dog I’ve ever encountered. Smart? Why, he had a vocabulary of at least 50 words. I mean it. I’d tell him to go down to the basement and bring up a potato and he’d do it.” As the beloved beagle grew in popularity, so did the success of Peanuts. With panels starring Charlie Brown, Lucy Van Pelt, and Snoopy from a peak period, this episode, which was often reproduced in calendars, memorabilia, and collections, is sure to be a showpiece of any Peanuts art collection. The image area of this sixties daily measures 27” x 5.5”. As usual, the paper was folded between panels two and three; otherwise, the art is in Excellent condition.

92254 Charles Schulz Peanuts Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 5-24-83 (United Features Syndicate, 1983). At last, after 18 years, Snoopy’s sequel! The first episode to show the beagle’s attempt at writing the great American novel with the famous words, “It was a Dark and Stormy Night” appeared in 1965. The gag continued for years, and this is a hilarious “call back” to a classic theme of the feature. With Snoopy taking center stage in nearly every panel, this daily is a real show-stopper. Charles Schulz inscribed and signed this strip in its upper border, “For Dick with every best wish, Charles M. Schulz.” The image area of this daily measures 21” x 5”. Aside from the typical fold between panels two and three, having been slightly lightstruck, and having been glued to a support board backing, the art is in Very Good condition. A signed 1983 letter from “Sparky,” and a letter of provenance are also included with this lot.

92255 Mike Sekowsky and Bernard Sachs Justice League of America #8 Page 14 Original Art (DC, 1962). Aquaman and Green Arrow on the wrong side of the law? “Say it ain’t so, Joe.” Actually, they’re under the mind-controlling influence of small-time thug Pete Ricketts, who auctions the JLA’s felonious services to the highest bidder in this actionpacked page from “For Sale — The Justice League.” There is some minor foxing and chipping in the JLA photostat banner along the top margin, but the page is otherwise in Excellent condition with only minor overall wear. The image area measures 13” x 18”. Don’t miss out on this Silver Age classic.

92256 Mike Sekowsky and Bernard Sachs Justice League of America #17 “Triumph of the Tornado Tyrant Part 4” Title Page 23 Original Art (DC, 1963). Batman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, Superman, Martian Manhunter — the whole line-up of DC stars appears in the first panel of this super-spectacular. Superb pencils from long-running JLA artist Mike Sekowsky, with handsome finishes by Bernard Sachs, this page is chock full of super heroic spectacle. The image area of this “twice-up” artwork measures 13” x 18”, and the art is in Excellent condition. A sensational Silver Age page from this fan-favorite series, and a bidding opportunity not to be missed.

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92257 John Severin and Bill Elder Prize Comics Western #93 American Eagle Cover Original Art (Prize, 1952). Hoka-hey! Cast your eyes on this pulse-pounding American Eagle cover by soon-to-be EC artists John Severin and Bill Elder — American Eagle, the mightiest of the Crows, is outmanned in a deadly knife and tomahawk battle. Elder’s careful control of the line weights in his inking helps focus the readers’ attention on the Eagle, and keeps the Severin design of this melee from becoming too confusing. Issue #85 of Prize Comics Western introduced American Eagle as its new main feature. From then on, American Eagle would appear on every cover and always was the lead story. John Severin had appeared in Prize Comics Western for some time, and he became the lead artist until issue #113. This masterpiece is big and bold; the cover image measures 12” x 17.5”. The title logo and the Severin and Elder signature box are carefully color-matched replacements, and there is a very small surface paper loss to the illustration board (in the lower right corner, outside the image area); otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition. You’ll be hard pressed to find a more thrilling Severin and Elder American Eagle cover than this one!

92258 Marie Severin and Frank Giacoia Sub-Mariner #14 SubMariner vs. the Original Human Torch Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1969). It’s a return Silver Age grudge-match of the Golden Age titans when the original Human Torch (who actually turns out to be Toro) faces off against the Sub-Mariner in this show-stopping Marie Severin Marvel masterwork. Who will win? This awesome piece is one of the most memorable covers from the run and has an image area of 10” x 15”. Please note, restoration/conservation work has been done to this iconic cover. The paper has been split, making the surface area thinner than the usual Bristol stock, and a reinforcing backing paper has been added to strengthen the top image surface of the piece. Several small, thinned areas can be seen only when the piece is back-lit. There is a cut line visible through the Torch’s face, flush with the bottom edge of the logo. The paper has been bleached or cleaned. Replacement logo and caption type stats have been added to the top and bottom of the piece, and Marie Severin added her signature at the lower right, after the comic was printed. Even so, this sensational cover has plenty of eye-appeal, and once it has been properly matted and framed it is sure to be a prized showpiece for any Marvel art fan.

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92259 Marie Severin Marvel Super Action #32 Cover (Avengers #71 Reprise) Original Art (Marvel, 1981). The skies of Paris are filled with battling Golden and Silver Age heroes as Mirthful Marie Severin redraws Sal Buscema sensational Avengers vs. Invaders cover scene for the thriller, “Endgame.” That yarn, set during World War II, featured the first appearance of the Invaders. Marie Severin’s name as the credited artist is noted in the lower margin. The image area of this iconic cover reprise measures 9.75” x 15”, and the art is in Excellent condition. “O. K. Axis, here we come.”

92261 Bill Sienkiewicz Moon Knight #19 Arsenal Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1982). This Moon Knight cover is about as iconic as you can get, as a battered Marc Spector, in costume, has detailed Arsenal’s weapon suit capabilities in this cover scene from “Assault on Island Strange.” The art is signed by Sienkiewicz at the lower left. This cover has an image area of 10” x 15”, and aside from faded areas where a marker was used, it is in Very Good condition.

92260 Marie Severin Hand Colored Haunt of Fear #18 Print #9 Original Art (1972). In the early seventies, Marie Severin hand colored a series of prints based on classic EC covers. This print of “Ghastly” Graham Ingels nightmarishly horrific cover to Haunt of Fear #18 is colored in exquisite detail. At the bottom of the print the following appears: “No. 9 5-20-72 M. Severin Ghastly.” The overall condition of the piece is Excellent and the image area measures approximately 13.5” by 19.5”. The piece has been matted and framed to an overall size of 22.5” x 27”.

92262 Barry Smith Chamber of Darkness #4 Starr the Slayer Page 7 Original Art (Marvel, 1970). “The Sword and the Sorcerers” was a landmark story featuring Starr the Slayer, and it helped convince the powers that be at Marvel to give the go-ahead for a comic based on Conan, and to let Barry Smith draw it. This piece has been matted to an overall size of 14.5” x 19.75” with an image area of 10” x 15”. Aside from some small scattered stains, some white-out used for art and lettering corrections, and some overall paper aging, the art is in Very Good condition.

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92264 Barry Smith, P. Craig Russell, and Dan Adkins Conan the Barbarian #21 Page 3 Original Art (Marvel, 1972). Naram-Pyr, the commander of the king’s guard takes Conan as the king’s prisoner, in this page from Roy Thomas’ adaptation of the Robert E. Howard tale, “The Black Stone.” The art has an image area of 10” x 15”, and aside from tape residue staining on all four edges, the art is in Very Good condition.

92263 Barry Smith Conan the Barbarian #15 Elric Page 4 Original Art (Marvel, 1971). In this landmark yarn, Conan and Elric reach an uneasy truce while they ride to the sunken city known as Yagala. Once there they have to face Xiombarg, Prince Gaynor the Damned, Kulan-Gath and Terhali. When their combined power is not enough to defeat them Arkyn must join the fight to help them. Barry Smith’s incredible storytelling was in full flower when this issue was released, and he proved himself to be the perfect artist for Conan (and Elric). This haunting page from “The Green Empress of Melnibone” has an image area of 10” x 15”. Aside from some scattered production stains, the art is in Very Good condition.

92265 Paul Smith and Bob Wiacek X-Men #170 Page 1 Original Art (Marvel, 1983). After weeks of flying cargo all across Alaska, pilot Madelyne Pryor and Scott Summers discover there is more to their relationship than business. This title page from “Dancin’ in the Dark” has an image area of 10” x 15” and it is in Very Good condition. Signed by Paul Smith at the right.

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92268 Frank Springer Toka Jungle King #6 Cover Original Art (Dell, 1966). “The three deadly choices - slavery, death, civilization. Which shall it be for the Jungle King?“ Tough choice — we suggest civilization. Indoor plumbing’s not as bad as slavery or death. Frank Springer’s jungle thriller has an overall size of 14.5” x 20.5”, and aside from a stain around Toka’s head, and some white-out in the upper right quadrant, the art is in Very Good condition. 92266 Paul Smith and Bob Wiacek X-Men #172 Page 25 Original Art (Marvel, 1983). Storm finds her powers going out of control, almost killing her until Yukio propels them both into the water, in this page from “Scarlet in Glory.” The art has an image area of 10” x 15” and, aside from some paper tanning and light glue staining, it is in Excellent condition.

92267 Paul Smith X-Men Unlimited #7 Magneto and the Original Brotherhood of Evil Mutants Original Art (Marvel, 1994). This is the first splash page created by Paul Smith that Heritage has ever offered. Smith has long been respected for his truly fine line work and incredibly crisp inking. His gorgeous art on X-Men, Doctor Strange, and so many other books brought him a huge following of loyal fans throughout the eighties and nineties. A caption in this heart-felt tribute to Jack Kirby reads, “For Jack, who taught us the villain makes the hero.” This splash has an image area of 10” x 15”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

92269 John Stanley Marge’s Little Lulu and Tubby Christmas Painting Original Art (1983). This colorful painting of a Christmas cover scene captures the lighthearted charm and whimsy of John Stanley’s fanfavorite work on Little Lulu and Tubby for Dell comics. This piece has an image area of 10.5” x 15”, and the art has been matted and framed to an overall size of 16.5” x 21”. This ink and watercolor painting is in Excellent condition. Signed and dated in the lower left corner. We love that decorative border, in the style of the early Four Color issues. From the Estate of John McLaughlin.

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92270 Greg Staples Batman vs. Judge Dredd Painting Original Art (2006). It’s a real rumble as the Dark Knight takes on Fleetway’s ultimate lawman, with no holds barred. Internationally known artist, painter, and designer, Greg Staples, has contributed to 2000 AD, Green Lantern, and Swamp Thing. He also created concept and production art for Magic the Gathering. This show-stopping acrylic on board painting has an image area of 14” x 19.25”, and the art is in Excellent condition. Signed and dated at the lower right.

92272 Jim Starlin and Klaus Janson Captain Marvel #33 Page 14 Original Art (Marvel, 1974). With appearances by Thanos, Moondragon, Mentor, Thor, Captain America, Vision, and Black Panther, it can’t get much Bronze Age better! This page from the tale, “The God Himself!” has an image area of 10” x 15”, and aside from glue and printer’s production process staining, it is in Very Good condition.

92271 Jim Starlin Astonishing Tales #16 Ka-Zar Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1973). The full unfettered fury of Ka-Zar and Zabu the Sabertooth tiger is spotlighted in this senses-shattering cover. The central image is original art, all else is made of pasted-up photostats. Marvel art director John Romita, who headed up the production team dubbed “Romita’s Raiders” may have had a hand in this piece, as he has recently signed the piece in a rectangle cut from the photostats (in the lower right corner). This piece has an image area of 10” x 15”, and the art is in Very Good condition.

92273 Jim Starlin Warlock #15 Page 17 Original Art (Marvel, 1976). In the tradition of Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, Jim Starlin was a master of the Cosmic comic book story; take for example this wonderful Warlock page. Our hero explores a mind-blowing prophecy of his star-crossed future with the Ancient Traveler. If you have been looking for a perfect example of this popular series to add to your collection, seek no further, effendi! We have what you need! With a 10” x 15” image area, this page is in Excellent condition. As an “art bonus,” the back of the page has a tightly penciled funny animal duck.

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92274 Larry Stroman and Al Milgrom X-Factor #71 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1991). Get ready for the all-new, All-different X-Factor. It’s a new beginning, a new team, and this time they are government funded. Havok, the brother of Cyclops, leads a team consisting of Quicksilver, Polaris, Madrox, Wolfsbane, and Guido the Strong Guy in a whole new direction. The merry piece of Marvel mayhem has an image area of 9.5” x 15”, and aside from an original art paste-on in the lower left (over the UPC box), the art is in Excellent condition.

92276 Curt Swan Action Comics #322 Superman Penciled Cover Re-Creation Original Art (1995). Curt Swan, prime Silver Age Superman artist, has created an iconic cover hook from the hallmarked Mort Weisinger era. Swan obviously had a fondness for the 1965 cover, as there is a tremendous amount of detail in this large-size, pencil illustration based on “The Coward of Steel.” This is a definitive image encompassing the most important character in comics history, ready for framing. This stunning re-creation of a DC classic has an overall size of 12” x 18”, and the art is in Excellent condition. Signed at the lower right. A copy of the comic is also included with this lot.

92278 Frank Thorne Moonshine McJuggs Color Illustration Original Art (1999). Be sure to put in a bid on this page — it’s a humdinger! It’s sexy, hillbilly hilarity, as usual, with the backwoods and free-lovin’ Moonshine McJuggs. Frank Thorne has rendered the page in full color, in mixed-media, and the color glows on this original. The overall size of the page measures 11.5” x 17.5”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

92275 Arthur Suydam Frank Frazetta Death Dealer #4 Page 21 Original Art (Verotik, 1997). Here is a fantastic page by the incomparable Arthur Suydam, a terrific artist in his own right, working in the tradition of the classic style of Frank Frazetta. The detail is incredible, and there are two eerie images of the Death Dealer. This intricate, masterwork just screams out to be framed, and there are no distracting word balloons or anything to get in the way of the artwork. In Excellent condition, has an overall size of 12” x 17.5”. A copy of the comic is included with this lot.

92277 Frank Thorne Playboy Illustration Original Art (Playboy, 2010). Caption: “Hi everyone - Wilma and I have arrived here on the beautiful Riviera...” Pen and ink with watercolor wash on Strathmore paper, mounted to heavy illustration board. The art has an approximate image area of 11” x 14.5” and it is in Excellent condition.

92279 Frank Thorne Playboy Illustration Original Art (Playboy, 2010). Caption: “Now, Harry, let’s not let this spoil our honeymoon!” Pen and ink with watercolor wash on Strathmore paper, mounted to heavy illustration board. The art has an approximate image area of 11” x 14.5” and it is in Excellent condition.

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92280 Bruce Timm Harley Quinn and Joker Sketch Original Art Group (c. early 1990s). These two lively sketches of the Joker and his gal-pal Harley Quinn, drawn by Harley’s co-creator Bruce Timm during the original Batman: The Animated Series, were originally priced $100 each (on the back of the pages). Each blue pencil and ink on paper sketch has an overall size of 8.5” x 11”, and they average Excellent condition. 92282 Ramon Torrents Vampirella #40 Complete 7-Page Story “The Face of Death” Original Art (Warren, 1975). Although production notes indicate this story was slated for Eerie #68, it actually appeared in Vampirella #40. This blood-chilling Bronze Age shocker has everything a Warren horror fan could want. Each page has an approximate image area of 10.5” x 15”. The lettering was pasted-up on the art and the red production overlays are included with this lot. The condition of the art averages Very Good.

92281 Adrian Tomine Complete 1-Page Story “The Donger and Me” Original Art (2001). Graphic novelist Adrian Tomine’s cathartic one-page comic strip describes his personal feelings about actor Gedde Watanabe’s portrayal of Long Duk Dong, in the John Hughes film, Sixteen Candles. This strip was used as a tie-in to an NPR All Things Considered “In Character” segment about the character. The art has an image area of 14” x 18.5” and it is in Excellent condition.

92283 Angelo Torres Mad #380 Complete 4-Page Story “Flushmore” Original Art (EC, 1999). The laughs are non-stop in this 4-pager from Mad’s “Movie of the Geek Dept.” Angelo Torres’ caricatures of Bill Murray and the cast of Rushmore are a scream. Each page has an approximate image area of 17” x 21”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

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92284 Alex Toth and Mike Peppe Intimate Love #26 Complete 10-Page Story “Lonesome for Kisses” Original Art (Standard, 1953). Alex Toth practically re-invented the art of romance comics in the fifties, and this beautifully detailed melodrama features a character, Jimmy Farr, who’s a dead ringer for a Toth favorite, movie star Errol Flynn (who even makes a cameo of panel 1 on page 8). Every page of this delightful yarn, masterfully inked by Mike Peppe, is filled with expressive portraits and exceptional staging. Each page of this bubbly romantic comedy has an image area of 12” x 18.5”. There are scattered stains, and some pasted-on lettering corrections; otherwise, the pages average Very Good condition. As an “art bonus” several of the backs of pages have inked sketches, most likely done by Peppe.

92285 Alex Toth and Mike Peppe Popular Romance #22 Complete 10-Page Story “Blinded by Love” Original Art (Standard, 1953). This lovely yet dramatic romance story showcases the hallmark touches of an Alex Toth masterwork — unusual points of view, tight focusing on faces, dynamic massed shadow areas, and brilliant design and draftsmanship. Each page inked by the talented Mike Peppe has an image area of 12” x 18.5”. There is some scattered staining and a few pasted on art corrections; otherwise, the pages average Very Good condition.

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92286 Alex Toth Dale Evans Comics #10 Sierra Smith Page 3 Original Art (DC, 1950). By the fifties Industry legend Alex Toth had honed his design skills to an unparalleled ability to draw the essentials of a scene. His points-of-view and dramatic lighting during this phase of his career rival any filmmaker’s storytelling. Finding Alex Toth DC art from the early fifties has always been a real challenge, so any piece from that era that appears in the marketplace should be carefully considered by Toth enthusiasts. This page from “The Case of the Oily Worm” has an image area of 13” x 18”. There is overall paper aging, and white out used for an art correction on the girl’s face in panel four; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition.

92288 Herb Trimpe Monsters on the Prowl #17 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1972). In the original yarn, Boris Petrovski is suspected of democratic tendencies so his brother Ivan demands that he build the largest, strongest, most impressive statue in the world as a symbol of the power and invincibility of their government. Boris hates the totalitarian regime, but builds the statue so he won’t be killed. After the statue is built a spaceship crashes outside and a crab-like creature comes out. With telepathy the creature tells Boris that he must take over a larger, stronger body until another spaceship can come save him. He takes over the statue as Ivan and other top officials show up to see the statue, and Herb Trimpe is there to depict the scene in his usual inimitable style. This mighty Marvel “monster-piece” is in Very Good condition, with an image area of 10” x 15”.

92287 Herb Trimpe and Sam Grainger Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #13 Nick Fury vs. The Super-Patriot Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1969). Jim Steranko set the pace for this title with his revolutionary “Zap Art” cover designs, and Herb Trimpe follows suit with his own symbolic showdown between Nick Fury and the Super-Patriot, with America itself at stake. Happy Herb Trimpe presents a dramatic point of view with one of one of man’s greatest fears — the vertiginous fear of falling. The image area of this Silver Age show-stopper measures 10” x 15”, and the art is in Excellent condition. Don’t yield, back S.H.I.E.L.D., with a bid on this iconic cover.
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92289 Herb Trimpe, Ian Akin, and Brian Garvey The Transformers Universe #2 Wraparound Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1987). Here is the front and back cover to the second sensational issue of the guide to everything you ever wanted to know about the Autobots and the Decepticons. Both pieces have an image area of 10” x 15” (the front cover includes all its original logo and masthead paste-up copy). In Excellent condition.

92290 Garry Trudeau Doonesbury Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 4-30-78 (Universal Press Syndicate, 1978). Duke stars in every panel of this football agent episode from the seventies. Note the allusion to George Allen’s Redskins teams, which were known as the “Over-the-Hill Gang.” The image area of this highly desirable vintage Sunday strip is 21” x 14”. The zip-a-tone film is yellowed; otherwise the art is in Excellent condition. This piece has been matted and framed to overall size of 27” x 20”.

92291 Jim Valentino and Sam de la Rosa What If (... the Avengers had Fought Galactus?) #41 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1992). This lot is a killer re-interpretation of Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four #49 cover masterpiece. In this imaginary reprise, the Fantastic Four died in their space flight, and as a result, it is the Avengers who must face Galactus. This magnificent Modern Era homage has an image area of 9.5” x 15”, and the art is in Excellent condition. 92292 Boris Vallejo The Sphinx II Painting Original Art (1990). Boris Vallejo presents his second vision of the riddle of the Sphinx. In Greek mythology, the Sphinx sat outside of Thebes and asked a riddle of all travelers who passed by. If the traveler failed to solve the riddle, then the Sphinx killed him or her. If the traveler were to answer the riddle correctly, then the Sphinx would destroy herself. The riddle went, “What travels on four legs in the morning, on two legs at noon, and on three legs in the evening?” Oedipus solved the riddle, and the Sphinx destroyed herself. This oil on paper painting is not framed. The piece has an approximate overall size of 24” x 30”, and is in Excellent condition.
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92293 Bill Watterson Calvin and Hobbes 1989-90 Calendar Cover Watercolor Illustration Original Art (c. 1988). Calvin and Hobbes fans, feast your eyes on this —it’s the real deal! As all comic art fans know, few pieces of original art are as scarce and sought after as a Calvin and Hobbes original by the characters’ creator Bill Watterson. Since Watterson is one of the few cartoonists to shun the merchandising bonanza of a popular character and is a very private person, his artwork is in incredibly high-demand. Only a very small handful of originals have ever come onto the market, so don’t miss out on your chance to win this gem, only the second such piece we’ve offered — an incredible, published beauty featuring the two main characters from the most popular and fondly remembered newspaper strip since Peanuts. The image area of this ink and watercolor masterwork is 13” x 10”, and the art is in Excellent condition. This piece has a special provenance as it was in the collection of one of the American comic strips’ most important historians and feature writers, Rick Marschall. Inscribed and signed at the lower right, “For Rick Marschall, ‘komic konnoisseur’ Bill Watterson.”

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92294 Al Williamson Tales From the Crypt #31 “The Thing in the ‘Glades” Page 7 Original Art (EC, 1952). Perhaps most renowned for his star-crossed science fiction stories, Al Williamson was also quite capable of creating an eerie mood of menace as can be seen in this hair-raising page for this chiller. This page has an image area of 12.5” x 18.5”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

92297 Gahan Wilson National Lampoon Nuts Comic Strip Original Art (National Lampoon, c. 1970s). Gahan Wilson explored the real anxieties of being a kid in his playful comic strip Nuts. This strip has an image area of 10” x 10” and it is in Excellent condition.

92295 Al Williamson and Dan Green Blade Runner #2 page 14 Original Art (Marvel, 1982). EC science fiction master Al Williamson adapts this cult-favorite film to the comics page. This superbly detailed piece has an image area of 12” x 18”, and the art is in Excellent condition. Inscribed to artist Bo Hampton and signed by Williamson.

92298 Gahan Wilson The New Yorker Illustration Original Art (1994). Caption: “I’d like the Parmesan grated, if you don’t mind.” Rendered in ink with wash on heavy paper, this witty Gahan Wilson cartoon illustration has an image area of 8” x 7.5”. In Excellent condition. Includes a tear sheet clipping of the printed cartoon.

92296 Gahan Wilson Playboy Illustration Original Art (Playboy, undated). Caption: “ ...But they always remember my name.” You may not remember his face, but you will certainly remember this classic Gahan Wilson illustration! Rendered in ink with watercolor on heavy paper, the art has an image area of 7” x 9”. A coat of spray varnish has caused some light paper tanning; otherwise the art is in Excellent condition.

92299 Bill Woggon Overstreet Price Guide #14 Katy Keene Cover Original Art (Overstreet, 1984). Katy Keene is on top of the world as the reigning OSPG cover queen. This charming painting of the Pin-Up sensation has an image area of 12” x 18”, and the piece is in Excellent condition. Inscribed and signed in the lower border.

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92300 Wally Wood Weird Fantasy #11 Complete 6-Page Story “The 10th at Noon” Original Art (EC, 1952). Attention EC fan-addicts, here is a rare look at prime Wally Wood art, when the tight, assured style that became his trademark was still in development. An eerie tale of a camera that can photograph the future (and the horrifying images it relays to the hapless protagonists) is rendered even more evocative through Wood’s use of heavy blacks and claustrophobic staging. While perhaps not quite as “slick” as Wood’s later EC work, this yarn has a raw power that amply demonstrates his budding genius. These electrifying pages each have an image area of 13” x 18”. Several pages have individual panels rendered on Craftint Duotone paper that have been pasted onto the paper. They average Very Good condition, with some scattered staining and light overall paper aging.

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9 2 3 0 1 Wa l l y Wood Woodwork Gazette #2 “The End” Title Page 1 Original Art (Wood, 1978). This magnificent page, filled with hallmarked Wally Wood fantasy art, hails from a controversial story in a troubled part of Wood’s career. As noted in The Wallace Wood Index, the second section of the Woodwork Gazette #2 featured “the original and complete 12-page story first published in an altered, rewritten form in Warren Publishing’s magazine 1984 (as the 6-page story “Quick Cut” rewritten by Bill DuBay). In Gazette #1, Wood commented on Warren ‘cutting up the originals and otherwise defacing them, and hired some degenerate to rewrite them. And gave me credit for writing it!’ Wood kept stats and used them to publish the Gazette edition.” The restored story also appeared in Eclipse Comic’s World of Wood #2 (colored by Steve Oliff). This masterwork from late in Wood’s brilliant career has an overall size of 14.5” x 23”, and aside from some glue stains in the captions, the art is in Very Good condition.

92303 Wally Wood Woodwork Gazette #2 “The End” Page 4 Original Art (Wood, 1978). One of the most renowned artists to illustrate the pages of EC Comics, Wally Wood’s spectacular fantasy scenes rank high on the want-list of his many fan-addicts. Whether he was drawing incredible science fiction scenes or, as in this page, sword and sorcery scenes taken from myths and legends, Wood always came through with a precisionist attention to detail that few cartoonists, if any, could match. The mordant line “The Peepls’ word for ‘hero,’ by the way was the same as ‘idiot’” is pure Wood. The overall size of this page measures 14.5” x 23”. There are a few touches of white-out and a few light glue stains in the word balloons; otherwise, the art is in Excellent condition. 9 2 3 0 4 Wa l l y Wood Woodwork Gazette #2 “The End” Page 5 Original Art (Wood, 1978). This jaw-dropping page has everything a Wally Wood fan could want — he was at the peak of his powers for these fantastic scenes. Fellow artist Roy Krenkel’s anecdote about Wally Wood’s work schedule is typical, “You’d come to Wally’s door, and you’d realize Wally had been up all night. The door finally, slowly, opens, and Wally stands there with an absolutely glazed look in his eyes, totally incapable of focusing. The guy was totally obsessed with work. Why it didn’t kill him, I’ll never know.” While it did finally take its toll, Wood’s hard work paid off and his work made him a legend in the comic book field. The overall size of this page measures 14.5” x 23”. There are a few touches of white-out and a few light glue stains in the word balloons; otherwise, the art is in Excellent condition.

9 2 3 0 2 Wa l l y Wood Woodwork Gazette #2 “The End” Page 2 Original Art (Wood, 1978). The merciless Horrob rains down arrows on the Peepl in these superbly detailed backgrounds. The page spotlights a variety of pen styles and techniques used to create dazzling textures and lighting effects. The drawing also combines Wood’s mastery of war, “good girl,” and fantasy genres into one cinematic sequence. The overall size measures 14.5” x 23”. There are a few touches of whiteout and a few light glue stains in the word balloons; otherwise, the art is in Excellent condition. This is a spectacular piece of late “Woodwork,” and a shining example of why Wally Wood is hailed as one of comics’ all-time greats!
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92305 Wally Wood Woodwork Gazette #2 “The End” Partial Page 6 Original Art (Wood, 1978). Only the top panel tier of this page is original art — the bottom two tiers are a photocopy replacement. Science fiction, fantasy, humor, and erotic art — Wally Wood could draw it all, and he showcased his eye-popping talent for “good girl” art in these two panels of original art. The top tier has an image area of 12” x 6.5”. The lettering in the second panel is a paste-on correction; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition. Hooray for Wally Wood!

92307 Wally Wood and Jim Mooney Pussycat Page 1 Original Art (Magazine Management/Marvel, c. 1965). Pussycat stumbles into a chance to become a talk show host, in this first/title page for “The Lady on the Late Show.” Wally Wood penciled in the sensuous breakdowns, while Jim Mooney supplied the luscious finishing touches. The art has an image are of 10.75” x 15”, and aside from glue staining in the last panel, it is Very Good condition.

92306 Wally Wood Woodwork Gazette #2 “The End” Partial Page 7 Original Art (Wood, 1978). Only the bottom two panel tiers of this page are original art — the top tier is a photocopy replacement. This beautifully detailed action page showcases Wally Wood’s love of the fantasy genre and it appeared in one of the best self-published sagas of its time. The lower two tiers have an image area of 12.5” x 13”. The lettering in the second and third panels of the second tier are paste-on corrections, and there is some scattered glue staining; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition.

92308 Wally Wood Gangbang #2 “Stuporman Meets Blunder Woman” Page 4 Original Art (Nuance, 1981). Caught in flagrante delicto, Stuporman must rush to the rescue of a besieged Lowass. The only way to get there in time is to “fly united.” Deeply soured by the creative and financial restrictions imposed on him by the major publishers over the years, and in his mind, abused and abandoned by the fans, Wood turned the DC superhero franchise on its ear, for this X-rated “Tijuana Bible” styled romp, near the end of his career. This “mile high club” flight for Blunder Woman, is courtesy of an original Mad-man, Wally Wood. This page has an image area of 10.75” x 15.5”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

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92309 Bernie Wrightson House of Secrets #92 “Swamp Thing” Page 3 Original Art (DC, 1971). A dark and profoundly sad Victorian tale of murder and revenge, the earliest appearance of Swamp Thing gave no real indication that the character was bound for his own series, let alone immortality. And while it may be slightly less sophisticated than the work Wrightson would do on the first ten issues of the regular Swamp Thing series, its raw power and its place in history cannot be denied. This fantastic, landmark page has an image area of 10” x 15”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

92311 Bernie Wrightson Steven King’s Creepshow Table of Contents Splash Page Colored Illustration Original Art (Signet Books, 1982). “From the Masters of Terror and the Macabre.“ This delicately colored portrait of the Creep, horror host for Creepshow, must be seen in person to fully enjoy the subtle color transitions found in this scene of storytelling terror — for a Steven King and Bernie Wrightson fan, this is the ultimate. This show-stopping “monster-piece” was published as the Table of Contents Page for the graphic novel adaptation of the hit film. This peak period piece, done as an homage to the EC pre-Code horror comics, has an image area of 14” x 21”, and the art is in Excellent condition. Signed at the lower right.

92310 Bernie Wrightson House of Secrets #92 “Swamp Thing” Page 4 Original Art (DC, 1971). This evocative tale — just another House of Secrets gig to creators Wein and Wrightson at the time, and produced very quickly, utilizing extensive photo references of Wrightson, Mike Kaluta, and Louise Simonson — has a brooding quality, and is, in some ways, reminiscent of the first Karloff “Frankenstein” film. This masterwork has an image area of 10” x 15”, and the art is in Excellent condition.
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92314 M. C. Wyman and Mike DeCarlo Thor #479 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1994). Face front, and feast your eyes on this cosmic transformation scene as Don Blake becomes Thor beneath Odin’s watchful eyes. This classic Marvel scene has an image area of 10” x 15” and includes the original logo and masthead paste-up art. In Excellent condition.

92312 Bernie Wrightson Nightmare Theater #1 Painted Cover Original Art (Chaos! Comics, 1997). Veteran horror illustrator, Bernie Wrightson, delves into menacingly macabre in this blood-chilling cover scene for “One Perfect Night,” published in the first of the four-issue mini-series, Nightmare Theater. This terrifying acrylic on board “monsterpiece” has an image area of 11.5” x 17.5”. In Excellent condition, and signed by Bernie Wrightson at the bottom left. A copy of the comic is included with this lot.

92315 M. C. Wyman and Mike DeCarlo Thor #485 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1995). Under the influence of Lorelei, Thing goes on a rampage against Thor and Lady Sif, in this pulsepounding cover penciled by M. C. Wyman and inked by Mike DeCarlo. The art has an image area of 10” x 15” and it is in Excellent condition.

92313 M. C. Wyman and Tom Palmer The Avengers #353 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1992). It’s Black Knight vs. Black Knight as Dane Whitman struggles to survive against the damned soul of the original Black Knight, in this horrific cover illustration. Penciled by W. C. Wyman and inked by Tom Palmer, this piece has an image area of 10” x 15” and it includes its original logo and masthead paste-up copy. In Excellent condition.

92316 Leinil Francis Yu The X-Men #106 Splash Page 1 Original Art (Marvel, 2000). After his run on Wolverine fan-favorite artist Leinil Francis Yu moved on to work on Marvel’s main X-Men title in 2000, which was being written by Chris Claremont at the time. Yu has also worked on other Marvel titles such as Fantastic Four, Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk, and New Avengers. He also co-created High Roads with writer Scott Lobdell at Cliffhanger, and worked on Superman: Birthright with Mark Waid, as well as Silent Dragon with Andy Diggle, at DC Comics. This compelling splash from the “Search and Rescue” story has an image area of 10.5” x 15.5” and it is in Excellent condition.
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92319 Harvey Kurtzman Frontline Combat #1 Cover Proof (EC, 1951). This color cover proof was used by the printer to check this issue’s color. The image area measures approximately 7” x 10” and, aside from some light paper tanning, the condition is Excellent. Signed by Harvey Kurtzman at the bottom right. 92317 Mike Zeck and John Beatty Captain America #279 Splash Page 1 Original Art (Marvel, 1983). Morning in Brooklyn Heights: a perfect day for love... and vengeance! This splash/title page for the tale, “Of Monsters and Men” has an image area of 10” x 15” and it is in Excellent condition.

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92318 Dan Zolnerowich Planet Comics #23 Reef Ryan Cover Re-Creation Original Art (undated). This electrifying re-creation of the Golden Age cover to Planet Comics #23, which was originally published by Fiction House in 1943, reveals some titillating interplanetary tension in the yarn, “Lizard Tyrant in the Twilight World.” The sky above glows with sanguine light, while the foreground, with its variegated mountainous terrain, has been made much more detailed. Dan Zolnerowich has signed this Reef Ryan cosmic thriller at the lower right. The image area measures 15” x 19.5”, and the piece has been matted to an overall size of 21.5” x 26”. The art is in Excellent condition.

92320 Classics Illustrated Special Issue #147A Crossing the Rockies Page Original Art Group (Gilberton, 1959). This 36-page group lot features a terrific splash on page 1, and two half-splashes on pages 11 and 13. Each page has an image area of 11.5” x 18”. Aside from some missing word balloon correction paste-ups, and light scattered soiling, the art averages Very Good condition.

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92321 L. B. Cole, Norman Nodel, and Others The World Around Us #4 “Railroads” Page Original Art Group (Gilberton, 1958). Included here are 80 pages of art, five of which were drawn by comics legend L. B. Cole. This lot features splashes on pages 1, 30, 37-42 (“John Henry a Steel Driving Man,” Norman Nodel art, signed), and 73, and half-page splashes on pages 2, 7, 29, 36, 53, 66, 74, and 75. Aside from a few missing or loose pasted-on lettering captions, and some aged pasted-on stats/art corrections, the art averages Very Good condition.

92323 Reed Crandall, George Evans, and Others The World Around Us #34 Communications Page Original Art Group (Gilberton, 1961). Included here are 64 pages of art, six of which were drawn by George Evans. This lot features splashes on pages 1, 10, 12, 13, 16, 17-27, 35-41, and 48. As an “art bonus” the backs of pages 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, and 16 have pencil sketches on their backs. Some of the pages have vellum overlay color indications. The art has an approximate image area of 10.5” x 18”. Aside from a few missing or loose pasted-on lettering captions, and some aged pasted-on stats/art corrections, the art averages Very Good condition.

92322 Reed Crandall, George Evans, Angelo Torres, and Others The World Around Us #20 “Communications” Page Original Art Group (Gilberton, 1960). Included here are 68 pages of art, eight of which were drawn by George Evans (“Talking by Telegraph,” pages 44-51). This lot features splashes on pages 1, 4, 21, 22, 60, 61, 66, 67, 70, 71, and 72. Also included are 4 non-art filler pages. The art has an approximate image area of 10.5” x 18”. Aside from a few missing or loose pasted-on lettering captions, and some aged pasted-on stats/art corrections, the art averages Very Good condition.

92324 Jay Disbrow and H. V. Kihl The World Around Us #7 Pirates Page Original Art Group (Gilberton, 1959). This lot features pages 12 (Jay Disbrow art), 15, 25-28, 33, 34, 35, 46-49, 55 (H. V. Kihl art), 56, 58, 62, 64, 65, and 68-71. Each page has an image area of 10.5” x 18”, and the art averages Very Good condition.

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92327 Gerald McCann and Others The World Around Us #10 Navy Page Original Art Group (Gilberton, 1959). This 37-page group lot includes pages 2-10, 25-26, 31-33, 46, 49, 54, 55, 57-68, 74-80, and two half-splashes are featured on pages 66 and 74. Each page has an image area of 10.5” x 18”. Aside from some missing word balloon correction paste-ups, and light scattered soiling, the art averages Very Good condition. 92325 George Evans and Others The World Around Us #35 “Spies” Page Original Art Group (Gilberton, 1961). Included here are 58 pages. Pages 2-7, 31-36, and 54-59 were drawn by George Evans. This lot features splashes on pages 1, and 40-45, and a half-page splash on page 54. Please note that six pages of the book are missing from this lot (the missing pages are 37, 38, 39, 46, 47, and 48). Pages 49-53 are smaller filler pages. The art has an approximate image area of 10.5” x 18”. Aside from a few missing or loose pasted-on lettering captions, and some aged pasted-on stats/art corrections, the art averages Very Good condition.

92326 Jack Kirby, Gray Morrow, George Evans and Others The World Around Us #32 “For Gold and Glory” Page Original Art Group (Gilberton, 1961). Included here are 80 pages of art, five of which were drawn by comics legend L. B. Cole. This lot features splashes on pages 1, 30, 37-42 (“John Henry a Steel Driving Man,” Norman Nodel art, signed), and 73, and half-page splashes on pages 2, 7, 29, 36, 53, 66, 74, and 75. The art has an approximate image area of 10.5” x 18”. Aside from a few missing or loose pasted-on lettering captions, and some aged pasted-on stats/art corrections, the art averages Very Good condition.
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92328 Gray Morrow, Sam Glanzman, and Others The World Around Us #22 “Boating” Page Original Art Group (Gilberton, 1960). Included here are 64 pages of art, eight of which were drawn by Gray Morrow (“Wrecks and Rescuers”). This lot features splashes on pages 1, 6-14, 18, 19, 22-25, 55, and 61. The art has an approximate image area of 10.5” x 18”. Aside from a few missing or loose pasted-on lettering captions, and some aged pasted-on stats/art corrections, the art averages Very Good condition.

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92330 George Woodbridge The World Around Us #11 “Marines” Page Original Art Group (Gilberton, 1959). This lot features pages 13, 28-32 (“The Marines Have Landed” complete 5-page story), 42-46 (“Devil Dogs” complete 5-page story), 49-56 (George Woodbridge art), 58, 60, 61, 63-67, 69, and 71. Each page has an image area of 10.5” x 18”, and the art averages Very Good condition. 92329 Norman Nodel Picture Progress v.3 #2 Complete “Lewis and Clark Expedition” Cover and Interior Page Original Art Group (Gilberton, 1955). Included here is the complete inside artwork for this astounding exploring story, plus the line-drawn front cover, the inside front cover, and the inside back cover, as well 32 pages of inside art (splash pages 1 and 24). The art has an approximate image area of 10.5” x 18”. Aside from a few missing or loose pasted-on lettering captions, and some pasted-on stats/art corrections, the art averages Very Good condition.

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92331 Robert Crumb The People’s Comics Cover Original Art (Golden Gate Publishing, 1972). By 1972, Robert Crumb was nothing short of a basket case. Burned out from fame — the fanboys, the pushy businessmen, the have-nots looking for a hand-out — it all helped turn Crumb into a withdrawn, bitter young man for a few years. Pushing him over the edge was the Ralph Bakshi animated feature film Fritz the Cat, a project Crumb wanted no part of (the contracts were signed by his estranged first wife after Robert split). Still, he kept on producing comics, and even though they were somewhat more mean-spirited than his earlier work, the art kept getting better and better. Here’s a great example of his mid-1970s work, the cover to The People’s Comics. This is the infamous comic that featured “Fritz the Cat Superstar”, the story where Robert kills off the character he had drawn since early childhood. The cover art is ink on bristol, with an image area of approximately 8.75” x 12.75”. It’s in Excellent condition.

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92332 Robert Crumb R. Crumb and his Cheap Suit Serenaders Number 2 Album Cover Original Art (Blue Goose, 1976). While his legion of fans adore R. Crumb for his wild comic book stories and art, music has always been closer to Robert’s heart. His teenage years were largely spent chasing down obscure old Blues 78 rpm records, and he began a collection that can only be called world class today. Along the way he learned to play guitar and banjo himself, and eventually formed a band of liked-minded record collectors and musicians who dug those old-time tunes. This brilliant cover illustration graced his band’s second LP, and Robert drew a funny set of characters of himself and band mates Terry Zwigoff (who later went on to film the Crumb documentary and other major motion pictures), Allan Dodge, and fellow cartoonist Robert Armstrong (Mickey Rat). The mixed-medial art on illustration board has an image area of approximately 12.25” x 12.25”, matted to an overall 15.75” x 19.75”, and is in Excellent condition.

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92333 Robert Crumb and S. Clay Wilson Tryin’ Ta Git Ta Lawrence Kansas Sketchbook Page Original Art (c. 1967). Pen and ink page featuring a stylized R. Crumb drawing of a train heading down the tracks as the smiling sun sets. The figures on the left side of the page, plus the tiny view of the man looking out the train window, were added by Crumb’s pal and Zap Comix cohort, S. Clay Wilson, himself a former resident of Lawrence, Kansas. The art has an image area of approximately 7.5” x 9.77”. The page appears to have been professionally split from a drawing on the backside, with new paper seamlessly added, resulting in a piece in Excellent condition. Early San Francisco ink sketches like this are not common, and this combination by the two biggest names in Underground Comix may well have been their first collaboration. Very cool!

92334 Robert Crumb Cavalier “Fritz the No Good” Page 8 Original Art (1968). After a night with Winston, Fritz finds himself alone with nothing to eat, smoke, or do, in this page from the story originally serialized in Cavalier magazine, and later included as part of the 1969 R. Crumb’s Fritz the Cat oversized book. Although his pen and ink style is loose here, Crumb piles on the detail and shading, elements that make his comix work so enjoyable. This piece has an image area of 9.25” x 12.25” and is in Excellent condition.
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92336 Robert Crumb Cavalier “Fritz the No Good” Page 12 Original Art (1968). After doing the dirty with Harriet, Fritz and his subversive pal Fuzzy head off by motorcycle, in this page from the story originally serialized in Cavalier magazine, and later included as part of the 1969 R. Crumb’s Fritz the Cat oversized book, and as one of the “wallpaper sample” books in 1972, both published by Ballantine. Great stuff, especially the Victorian-style house in the last panel. This piece has an approximate image area of 9.5” x 12”, and is in Excellent condition.

92335 Robert Crumb Cavalier “Fritz the No Good” Page 11 Original Art (1968). “You guys musta all hated yer mothers...” Fritz attends his first meeting with the revolutionaries, and helps give Fuzzy’s girlfriend Harriet some rough business in this page from the story originally serialized in Cavalier magazine, and later included as part of the 1969 R. Crumb’s Fritz the Cat oversized book. Crumb’s rather mean-hearted attitude toward women was often sited by his detractors (like fellow UG cartoonist Trina Robbins), and this page, done during a low time in Crumb’s own first marriage, is evidence that the detractors were maybe on the right track. It’s still a fun page with every panel packed full of detail. This piece has an image area of 9.75” x 12”, and is in Excellent condition.

92337 Robert Crumb R. Crumb’s Cheap Suit Serenaders Number 2 Album Back Cover Original Art (Blue Goose, 1976). Here’s the original production art to the band’s second LP back cover, done with photo prints, color film, and Robert Crumb’s hand lettering and tiny inked portrait of the group. The piece is very colorful, with an image area of approximately 11.5” x 11.5” on bristol. It’s matted to an overall 18” x 20”, and in Excellent condition.
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92338 Robert Crumb Note Cover Original Art and Letter (1959-60). During his high school years, Robert Crumb struck up pen-pal correspondence with a few comics fans who happened to run across a copy of the Crumb Brothers ‘zine, Foo, including Marty Pahls, who would go on to be a life long friend (and briefly a brother-in-law) to Robert. Crumb would write his letters on folded 8.5” x 11” paper, and draw a cover illustration for each one; this one has a doozy of a cover, featuring “King of Jazz - 1930”, Paul Whiteman. Inside, there’s a 13-page letter, all hand-written in ink by Crumb, who added a self-portrait at the end. The letter itself is dated November 8, 1959, while Crumb was still attending high school in Dover, Delaware, but the cover is dated March 17, 1960. It’s unclear if the letter was simply begun in November and not mailed until the following March, or if this is in fact parts of two separate letters, but regardless, it’s a fascinating piece of Crumb history. The overall condition is Fine, and the 5.5” x 8.5” cover, drawn in ink and pastel pencil, remains very colorful and sharp.

92339 Robert Crumb Greeting Card Preliminary Original Art (American Greetings Corp., 1963). A year after graduating high school, Robert Crumb found his first real job as an artist, doing separations for the American Greetings Corporation in Cleveland. Within a year, he was promoted to the company’s Hi-Brow department, designing humorous cards. Here’s one of his early designs, in a small-scale preliminary drawing. It’s a “get well” card with a twist — “Here’s a fool-proof way to get out of the hospital fast — set fire to your bedpan.” The preliminary is folded to 3” x 7”, and opens to 6” x 7”. It’s marked “Purchased Sep 12 1963” on the back, with “Tentative Approval” stamped and “Norman Miller” written in green marker. Signed in ink by Crumb on the front Overall condition is Very Good.

92340 Robert Crumb Sketch Page with Fritz the Cat Original Art (c. 1963). Digest-sized page of penciled faces, including both human and humanized animals. Crumb’s most famous early creation, Fritz the Cat, is among the group. This page measures approximately 5.25” x 8”, and has been professionally split from a backing page, and then affixed to white paper on the reverse. In overall Fine condition.

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92341 Robert Crumb Oggie the Frog Sketch Original Art (c. 1964). Oggie sings for his supper — or is he about to become supper, with a dab of mustard? Nice pen-and-ink sketch from Robert’s early professional period, back when he was working at American Greetings. The sketch, which first saw print in Don Fiene’s R. Crumb Checklist in 1981, is on thin bristol, with an image area of approximately 6.5” x 7”, and has been glued to a larger piece of board, and matted for an overall 12” x 15”. The art is beginning to separate from the backing board, and could be easily removed. Very Good condition, with a few small stains, away from the image area.

92343 Robert Crumb Ruth Dubin June 1964 Sketch Original Art (1964). A sketchbook page from Robert Crumb, featuring a pen and ink sketch of a young lady. The page has an image area of approximately 6.5” x 8.5”. The page has been professionally separated from an image on the back, and has been affixed to backing paper. There are a few extremely minor stains; otherwise the piece is in Excellent condition.

92342 Robert Crumb Xmax Sketch Original Art (c. 1964). A shocked Santa finds himself without arms or reindeer, in this pen and ink sketchbook drawing from Robert Crumb. The piece is not signed, but has the unmistakable Crumb look, and was part of a stellar collection of sketchbooks sold by Crumb himself. The art has an image area of approximately 6” x 8.5”. The page was professionally separated from the backside drawing, and has been affixed to archival paper on the reverse. Some light adhesive stains from an old mounting remain; otherwise, the piece is in Excellent condition.

92344 Robert Crumb What Does It All Mean? Sketchbook Page Original Art (1972). A pitiful soul, naked for all the world to see, has a hard time understanding just what the Sly and the Family Stone hit tune “Family Affair” is all about, in this funny, detailed sketchbook page drawing. Crumb’s “Harry Krishna Junior” character co-stars, plus a nicely rendered jukebox. The page is marked, “Aspen Colorado March 1972,” and is signed by Crumb. The page measures approximately 6.75” x 8.25”, and is matted and Plexiglas framed to an overall 13.5” x 15”. The backside of the frame shows a photocopy of the reverse side of the page, featuring a funny portrait of Crumb gleefully sketching away — this and another sketch on the back were by a different artist; Crumb does add six small character sketches to the bottom of the page.

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92345 Robert Crumb Mr. Natural Weekly Comic Strip #3 Original Art (Village Voice, 1976). Robert Crumb introduced the term “fanboy” to the general public in this third installment of the strip done for the Village Voice in 1976-77 (and which later appeared as part of Mr. Natural #3, published by Kitchen Sink Press). Actually, “fanboy” first appeared as an obscure, low print-run comic, and its title was suggested as a joke by cartoonist Jay Lynch, but Crumb’s use of the term caught on, especially at conventions. This particular piece features Mr. Natural with his own “fanboy,” named Billy Bob, who is reluctantly accepted by the old sage as a sidekick. The ink on bristol strip has an image area of approximately 12.5” x 9”; there are some stains along the border areas; otherwise, the art is in Excellent condition.

92347 Robert Crumb Kafka For Beginners Page 156 Original Art (Icon Books, 1993). This page from David Zane Mairowitz’s book features a witty R. Crumb illustration of guests at a cocktail party, discussing Kafka. Crumb also added the hand-lettered caption under the “Jackdaw” art (which is a pasted-on photocopy image). Crumb’s illustration has an image area of approximately 4.25” x 4.5”, on a production page measuring 8.25” x 12.5”. Excellent condition.

92346 Robert and Aline Crumb Christmas Card Illustration Original Art (1979). A hand-made Christmas card from the Crumbs to their Winters, CA. neighbors and good friends, the Wild family, featuring a nice pen and ink portrait of “Bob and Aline”, each holding a cat. Art collaborations between Robert and his cartoonist wife Aline, who is quite popular on her own, are full of fun and rarely offered for sale. The piece is folded into two-sides, each measuring approximately 9” x 7”, and has colored paper cut and glued in place for decoration. In Fine condition with fold lines.

92348 Robert Crumb Kafka for Beginners Page 167 Original Art (Icon Books, 1993). Two images of Kafka’s “Karl Rossman” character from Amerika are featured on this page, with lots of great cross-hatching detail from R. Crumb. The total image area for the page (including type) is approximately 6” x 9.5”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

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92349 Robert Crumb Ivory Soft Sketchbook Page Original Art (1962). Page from one of R. Crumb’s early sketchbooks, featuring an Ivory Soap ad redone as “99 44/100 Percent Pure Chicken Fat.” The page, which has appeared in compilation books of Crumb’s early sketches, is drawn in pencil on lined paper, with an image area of about 6” x 9”. The pages has been professionally separated from an image on the reverse side, and has been affixed to white paper. It appears to be in Excellent condition.

92350 Robert Crumb Nude on Ostrich Sketch Original Art (c. 1963). A buxom lady straddles a not-to-happy ostrich in this blue ink sketchbook page. The page is unsigned, but is drawn in Crumb’s early style. The image area measures approximately 4.5” x 6.5”. The inks are a little faded. This page has been professionally separated from a reverse side image, and affixed to backing paper. In Fine condition.

92352 Robert Crumb and Charles Crumb Sketchbook Page Original Art (c. 1963). A nice page of penciled doodles from the brothers Crumb, most of which came from the hand of Robert. The one figure drawn by older brother Charles is easy to spot — the young boy named Jim (in the brothers’ home-made comic books), sighing as he gazes at a sleepy Mabel. Fritz the Cat makes an appearance, dressed in high collar, jacket, and hat. The page measures approximately 5.25” x 8”, and has been professionally separated from the reverse side, and backed with archival paper. In Very Good condition with light graphite smudges.

92351 Robert Crumb Fox and Chicken Sketchbook Page Original Art (c. 1963). A sly fox has his sights set for a chicken dinner, in this wild early pen and ink sketch from the Underground master artist, R. Crumb. Another “bird lady” sketch hovers above, and the page has an image area of approximately 7.5” x 9”. This page has been professionally separated from the reverse page, and affixed to archival paper. In Very Good condition.

92353 Robert Crumb Monster Greeting Card #4 Illustration Original Art (Topps, 1965). Caption: “I Love Your Beautiful Eyes,” for which the back side reply was “All Four of Them!” Mixed media on bristol board, with an image area of 2.75” x 4.25”, archivally framed to an overall approximate size of 10” x 11.75”. In Excellent condition. Signed by Crumb in ink.

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92356 Robert Crumb Shuman the Human Sketchbook Comic Strip Original Art (c. 1970). Shuman feels pretty low is this half-page sketchbook strip, which was later reworked as a published strip. Ink on paper, with an image area of approximately 6.5” x 4.25”. The page was professionally separated from the reverse-side image, and reinforced with archival paper. Excellent condition.

92354 Robert Crumb Monster Greeting Card Preliminary Original Art Group (c. 1965). Four unused concept sketches for Topp’s fondly remembered Monster Greeting Cards. Includes four penciled pieces, two front images, and two (unrelated) backs. Each piece is graphite on paper, with an image area of approximately 2.5” x 3.5”. All four have tape stains, but are in otherwise Excellent condition.

92357 Robert Crumb Mr. Natural’s Old Man Sketchbook Strip Original Art (c. 1970). That wandering sage, Mr. Natural, may be occasionally disagreeable but he’s a saint compared to his hateful father! This half-page, six-panel strip was later reworked for Mr. Natural #1. This piece was professionally separated from the reverse side, and reinforced with archival paper. Excellent condition.

92355 Robert Crumb “Macro Biotic Comix” Sketch Original Art (c. 1966). From one of R. Crumb’s many sketchbooks comes this highly irreverent study of Jesus Christ promoting macrobiotics as a form of weight loss. Done in the style of a comic book cover, this loose sketch was drawn freehand, using an india ink technical pen, around 1966-67. The sketchbook page has been professionally separated from the back page, and affixed to another piece of paper, for an overall size of 7.25” x 10”. It has been restored to Excellent condition, and will make a fine addition to any collection of Underground Comix art.

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92358 Robert Crumb Unpublished Whiteman Meets Bigfoot Illustration Original Art (1977). This unpublished R. Crumb illustration for a never-produced movie screenplay features Whiteman and his Bigfoot “bride” as they retreat from civilization, back into the wilds of the forest. It was to be the final scene from the film, and is noted so by Crumb on the art, which was then covered by two pieces of white tape. Signed by Crumb. The art is on tracing paper, with an image area of approximately 8.5” x 9”, and it is in Excellent condition.

92359 Robert Crumb Unpublished Whiteman Meets Bigfoot Illustration (1977). Robert Crumb’s classic “Whiteman Meets Bigfoot” story (from 1971’s Home Grown Funnies #1) inspired an acquaintance of Crumb, TV commercial director Boyd Jacobson, to write an original screenplay for a film he wished to direct himself. The script expanded Crumb’s original story, and Jacobson persuaded Crumb to do a set of original drawings to illustrate new sections of the script. This piece is from that aborted effort, featuring a very Crumb-like Whiteman being carried away by a male Bigfoot. The art is in light graphite and ink on tracing paper, with an image area of approximately 8.5” x 11”. Although not signed, the art is in Crumb’s mid-1970s style, and was confirmed by the artist to be by him in a telephone conversation with Heritage. The art is in Excellent condition.

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92360 Bambi Illustration Original Art (Walt Disney, c. 1942). Young Bambi makes his way through the snow in this charming ink and watercolor illustration, possibly done for a promotion piece, magazine article, or book illustration. The art is on illustration board, with an image area of approximately 13” x 18.75”, and is matted and Plexiglas framed to an overall 21” x 26.5”. The art is in Excellent condition; the frame has a few dings and scratches. From the Estate of John McLaughlin.

92363 Fantasia “Ave Maria” Production Cel and Courvoisier Background Animation Art (Walt Disney, 1940). The solemn scene that ends Fantasia has a line of hooded monks carrying candles as they walk single-file through the woods. It’s an emotional ending to the color spectacle that was Disney’s most ambitious animated film, sure to send chills down the spine of those in the darkened theater audience. This handsome piece features a cel with the line of monks (which appear to have been carefully trimmed and glued down), set against a specially prepared original art background. The combined image area measures approximately 12” x 8.5”, and has fairly recently been professionally matted and Plexiglas framed, for an overall 19.25” x 15.5”. The colors have muted somewhat and the background has a few old glue stains, but still displays well. Very Good condition. From the Estate of John McLaughlin.

92361 Cinderella Production Cel Animation Art (Walt Disney, 1950). Cindi adjusts the ribbon in her hair in this lovely animation production cel. The original background art is, we believe, from this cartoon but does not match the cel. Both pieces are framed together, forming an image area of approximately 9.5” x 7.75”, and the frame measures 15” x 13”. There are two very small pinholes along the bottom of the figure (which appears to have been out of camera), and a small gray blemish on Cinderella’s face; otherwise the art is in Excellent condition. From the Estate of John McLaughlin. 92364 Fantasia Concept Drawing Animation Art (Disney, 1940). Colorful concept drawing of the dancing thistles from the Russian dance section of “Nutcracker Suite” sequence of Walt Disney’s Fantasia. Rendered in pastel on black paper, the art is framed to an overall size of 18.5” x 16”, and matted to an image area of 10.5” x 8.5”. In Excellent condition.

92362 Fantasia Production Painting Animation Art Signed by Walt Disney (Disney, 1940). This ethereal mixed media masterpiece painting is from the “Ave Marie” sequence of Walt Disney’s third animated feature, Fantasia. Rendered in mixed media on paper, this work has been matted with a Walt Disney Productions stamp. The matte has been signed and inscribed in blue pencil by Walt Disney at the right. The image area of the art has been matted to 6.6” x 6.5”, and the overall matte size is 13.5” x 14.5”. In Excellent condition. Includes its original Walt Disney Productions label. From the Estate of John McLaughlin.
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92365 Fantasia Concept Drawing Animation Art (Disney, 1940). This gorgeous concept drawing is from the “Nutcracker Suite” sequence of Walt Disney’s third animated feature, Fantasia. Rendered in pastel on black paper, the art is framed to an overall size of 18” x 15.5”, and matted to an image area of 10.25” x 8”. In Excellent condition.

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92366 Elmer Plummer Fantasia Pastel Production Drawing Animation Art (Walt Disney, 1940). Disney’s gorgeous masterpiece, Fantasia, has so many wonderful scenes and sequences, but just about everyone love the Nutcracker Suite, in particular the dancing flowers. This lovely pastels on black paper production sketch features the colorful thistles, who do the Russian dance. The sketch, which could pass as a fine example of Modern Art, has an image area of approximately 10.5” x 7.75”, matted and Plexiglas framed to an overall 18” x 15.5”, and is in Excellent condition. 92367 Fun and Fancy Free Bongo and Friend Production Cel Animation Art (Walt Disney, 1947). Bongo the bear was a trained circus animal who longed to live in the wild; when he escapes, he finds himself a cute little playmate. Bongo and his girl cub are featured on the two animation cels matted and framed together. Bong’s image area is approximately 3.75” x 6.75”, while his girlfriend measures 2.75” x 3.5. The frame measures 21” x 12.5”. The paint shows a few small cracks on both cels, with a few pinholes on the girl; overall condition is Very Good. From the Estate of John McLaughlin. 92368 How to be a Sailor Title Card Animation Art (Disney, 1944). Here is the hand-painted title card to the Goofy short, How to be a Sailor, released in 1944. The hand-painted letters were rendered onto acetate which sits above its painted background. On the reverse side, there is a “Walt” signature in green pencil within a production notes box marked “Walt’s O.K.” We believe this to be from Mr. Disney’s own hand. Framed to an overall size of 16.75” x 14.5” and matted to an image area of 10.5” x 8.25”. In Excellent condition.

92370 Little Pig’s Picnic and Other Stories “Big Bad Wolf” Illustration Animation Art (D. C. Heath, 1939). The Wise Pig is about to deliver more than apples to a hungry Big Bad Wolf in this wonderful ink and paint on cel set of book illustrations. The combined image area measures approximately 8.5” x 4.5”, specially matted and Plexiglas framed to an overall 17” x 13”. Also included is the tracing paper layout sketch, affixed to the back of the frame. Other than some minor warping of the acetate, the art is in Excellent condition; the layout paper and frame are in Good. From the Estate of John McLaughlin.

92371 Mickey’s Man Friday Concept Drawing Animation Art (Disney, 1935). Mickey meets his cannibal friend, Friday, in this original concept drawing by Howard Wookey. Rendered in graphite on paper, the work is framed and matted to an image area of 11” x 8”. Aside from some paper tanning and wear, the art is in Very Good condition. The work includes a Certificate of Authenticity.

92372 Mickey Never Fails “Mickey’s Plan” Book Illustration (D. C. Heath, 1939). A nicely matted and Plexiglas-framed set of illustrations from the well-remembered children’s book, with animation style art supplied by the Disney studio staff. Includes two cel-style illustrations, one featuring Mickey looking on as builders work on a house (image area 7.25” x 9.25”), and a second, facing page illo of a roofer (6” x 2.5”), plus a reproduction of the type from that page. The custom mat adds to the charm of this group. The overall size is 22” x 17.5”. The art is in Excellent condition; the frame has several scuffs and dings, and is VG. From the Estate of John McLaughlin.

92369 The Grasshopper and the Ant Concept Sketch Animation Art (Disney, 1934). This beautiful concept sketch of the Grasshopper from this 1934 Silly Symphonies cartoon was rendered in colored pencil on paper. The art has an image area of 8” x 6”. There is paper tanning, and pinholes in the corners; otherwise this work is in Good condition.

92373 Bill Morrison Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol Commemorative Comic Book Cover Original Art (Airwave Comics, 2002). Simpsons and Disney artist, Bill Morrison, created this colorful cover which appeared on advance copies of Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol Commemorative Comic Book. The art is painted in acrylic on heavy board, with an image area of 10” x 16”. In Excellent condition.

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92374 The Old Mill Illustration Original Art (Disney, undated). Animation-style illustration featuring the owl in an old abandoned windmill, from Disney’s Academy Awardwinning short, The Old Mill. This beautiful work was hand-inked and hand-painted onto acetate, and it has been matted to an image area of 8” x 12”. The art includes a small color guide painted in watercolor (4” x 6” image area), which includes color notes. In Excellent condition. From the Estate of John McLaughlin.

92377 Peter Pan Production Cel and Hand-Painted Background Animation Art (Walt Disney, 1953). Michael Darling shares the scene with two of the Lost Boys, in this hand-inked and hand-painted cel Disney’s fourteenth animated feature, Peter Pan. The cel has been trimmed to the line and mounted against a hand-painted background, Courvoisier -style. Framed to an image area of 9.5” x 7.5”. There is some buckling in the cel (the right figure also has a horizontal crease on his tail) with some soiling and light paint loss at the top of the middle figure; otherwise the work is in Very Good condition. From the Estate of John McLaughlin. 9 2 3 7 8 Pinocchio Blue Fairy Production Drawing Animation Art (Walt Disney, 1940). Bewitching original production drawing of the Blue Fairy from Walt Disney’s second animated feature film, Pinocchio. Drawn in graphite and red pencil on 12” x 10” sheet of animation paper, the piece includes an original production stamp at the lower right. In Very Good condition.

92375 Peter Pan Production Cel and Hand-Painted Background Animation Art (Walt Disney, 1953). Wonderful hand-inked and handpainted cel of the Indian Chief from Disney’s masterpiece, Peter Pan. The cel has been trimmed to the line and mounted against a hand-painted background, Courvoisier -style. Framed to an image area of 9.5” x 7.5”. There is some soiling on the cel and some paint loss at the top; otherwise the work is in Very Good condition. From the Estate of John McLaughlin.

92376 Peter Pan Production Cel and Hand-Painted Background Animation Art (Walt Disney, 1953). This darling hand-inked and handpainted cel features Michael Darling from Disney’s animated feature, Peter Pan. The cel has been trimmed to the line and mounted against a handpainted background, Courvoisier -style. Framed to an image area of 9.5” x 7.5”. Aside from some light paint loss at the top of the figure; the work is in Very Good condition. From the Estate of John McLaughlin.
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92379 Pluto Production Cel Set-Up with Background Animation Art (Disney, 1940s). Mickey’s best friend, Pluto, goes for a bubbly soak, in this hand-inked and hand-painted animation production cel set-up, which includes its original painted background. The art is framed to an overall size of 18.5” x 16”, and has been matted to an image area of 12” x 9.5”. There is a 4” horizontal scratch in the cel at the upper left and light soiling at the top; otherwise the work is in Very Good condition.

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92380 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs French Premiere Banner (Disney, 1937). Gustaf Tenggren created the exquisite portraits of Snow White and her seven small companions seen on this rare French paper theater banner. It measures a whopping 92.5” x 22”, and has been professionally restored and linen backed, in Very Good condition. This is the first one we’ve seen like it. It’s not listed in Hake’s. If you love Snow White, this piece is a must — Snow’s eyes will follow you everywhere!

92383 Snow White and Dopey Limited Edition Cel Animation Art #130/275 (Disney, 1970s). A special presentation cel setup, created by an original Disney artist who worked on the 1937 production, of the fan-favorite scene where Dopey (with the assist of another dwarf) dances with Snow White. A total of 300 copies were produced, including 25 artist’s proofs. The image area measures approximately 7.5” x 7”, matted and Plexiglas framed to an overall 22” x 18”. This piece exhibits a crease through one cel, and evidence of paint lifting can be seen along Snow’s lower arm; however, the cel still remains very attractive and presentable, and is otherwise in Excellent condition.

92381 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Limited Edition Cel Animation Original Art #HC 3/25 (Walt Disney, 1994). A panorama background exterior of the Dwarfs cottage is the setting for this incredibly beautiful hand-panted cel set-up of Snow White and her forest friends. This limited edition recreation was part of Disney’s hors de commerce group of 25. The image area measures approximately 30.5” x 9.5”, and the art is matted and Plexiglas framed to an overall 40.5” x 19”. In Excellent condition. Includes a Disney certificate of authenticity.

92384 Hank Porter Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Newspaper Strip Preliminary Original Art (Walt Disney, 1937). Disney artist Hank Porter was tapped to create a weekly version of Disney’s first full-length animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which ran in Sunday installments during 1937 and ‘38. Here are three penciled preliminary panels for the sequence where Snow discovers the Dwarf’s cottage. The charm of Porter’s art is evident in these nicely detailed drawings, which showcase a lovely Snow White and her animal friends. The graphite on pencil art has an image area of approximately 27” x 5.5”, and is matted and Plexiglas framed to an overall 36.5” x 15”. In Excellent condition.

92385 Hank Porter Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Newspaper Strip Preliminary Original Art (Walt Disney, 1937). Hank Porter’s newspaper strip adaption of the classic first Disney feature film is as charming as they come. Here is a preliminary penciled version of the sequence where the Evil Queen cooks up the poison she plans to give to Snow. A great shot of the Queen in her lair, contrasted with the sweet and fretting Dwarfs. The graphite on paper art has an image area of approximately 27” x 5.5”, matted and Plexiglas framed to an overall 36.5” x 15”. In Excellent condition.

92382 Snow White Limited Edition Sericel #46/275 (The Walt Disney Company, 1994). Snow White pulls the bucket up from the well and sings the song “I’m Wishing,” in this limited edition sericel. Disney artists, working from the original animation drawings, have translated the original image to a hand-inked and hand-painted cel. That cel was used in the production of this screen-printed sericel. The piece is framed to an overall size of 24.5” x 20.5”, and matted to an image area of 15.5” x 11.5”. In Excellent condition. Includes a Disney seal at the lower right, and Certificate of Authenticity. 92386 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Silk Banner (RKO, 1937). Original first run theater display banner, measuring approximately 37” x 48”. Missing the original wooden hanging rod (replaced with plain wooden rod), and lightly stained. Very Good condition.

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92390 Yellow Submarine Paul McCartney and the Nowhere Man Production Cel Set-Up with Background Animation Art (UA/King Features Syndicate, 1968). This hand-inked and hand-painted animation production cel set-up includes its original hand-painted background. The cels measures 16” x 12.5”, and the background measures 17” x 12”. Some wear to the extreme right of the background; otherwise the art is in Very Good condition.

92387 Tom and Jerry Push-Button Kitty Production Cel Set-Up with Background Original Art (MGM, 1952). The 70th Tom and Jerry onereel animated cartoon, Push-Button Kitty, featured Mechano, the Cat of Tomorrow. This original hand-inked and hand-painted cel includes its original painted background. It is framed to an overall size of 18.5” x 16.5”, and is matted to an image area of 11.5” x 9.5”. In Very Good condition.

92391 Yellow Submarine Captain Fred and Lord Mayor Production Cel Set-Up Original Art (UA/King Features Syndicate, 1968). This hand-inked and hand-painted animation production cel set-up from the animated musical fantasy feature measures 16” x 13”. There is some aged tape on the extreme edges, and a fold in the right edge of the Fred cel; otherwise the art averages Very Good condition.

92388 Yellow Submarine John, Paul, George, and Ringo with Yellow Submarine Production Cel Set-Up Animation Art (UA/King Features Syndicate, 1968). Exceptional animation production cel set-up featuring the Fab Four along with the Yellow Submarine. This hand-inked and hand-painted animation production cel set-up measures 23” x 11”, and it is in Very Good condition. The submarine is rendered in mixed media on paper.

92392 Yellow Submarine Blue Meanies Production Cel Set-Up Original Art (UA/King Features Syndicate, 1968). This hand-inked and hand-painted animation production cel set-up from the animated musical fantasy feature includes partial background elements. The art measures 16” x 13”, and is in Very Good condition.

92389 Yellow Submarine Young Fred, John, Paul, and Ringo Production Cel Set-Up with Background Animation Art (UA/King Features Syndicate, 1968). Time is reversing for the lads! This handinked and hand-painted animation production cel set-up includes its original hand-painted background. The cels measures 16” x 12.5”, and the background measures 17” x 12”. In Very Good condition.

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Golden AGe ComiCs (see separate Billy Wright Collection Catalog for lots 93001 - 93091)

93092 Ace Comics #1 (David McKay Publications, 1937) CGC FN 6.0 Cream to off-white pages. One of the important pre-Golden Age comic book issues, this book featured the first appearances of Jungle Jim (with Alex Raymond art), Krazy Kat, Blondie, and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $942. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.0, 4 higher.

93094 Action Comics #27 (DC, 1940) CGC VG 4.0 Off-white pages. Paul Cassidy cover and art. Fred Guardineer, Sheldon Moldoff, and Bernard Baily art. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $732. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 4.0, 21 higher.

93096 Action Comics #32 (DC, 1941) CGC FN- 5.5 Cream to offwhite pages. First Krypto Ray Gun. Fred Ray electric chair cover. Jack Burnley, George Papp, Sheldon Moldoff, and Bernard Baily art. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $774. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 5.5, 8 higher.

93098 Action Comics #35 (DC, 1941) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white to white pages. Early German war cover by Wayne Boring. Boring, George Papp, Sheldon Moldoff, and Bernard Baily art. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $504; FN 6.0 value = $756. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 5.0, 14 higher.

93093 Action Comics #26 (DC, 1940) CGC FN 6.0 Cream to offwhite pages. Superman takes matters into his hands, in this colorful cover by Wayne Boring. Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Fred Guardineer, and Bernard Baily art. Contains a quarter-page ad for Batman #1. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $1,098. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 6.0, 10 higher.

93095 Action Comics #30 (DC, 1940) CGC VG 4.0 Light tan to offwhite pages. Fred Ray cover. CGC notes, “small piece of tape on interior cover.” Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $732. CGC census 1/12: 5 in 4.0, 40 higher.

93097 Action Comics #34 (DC, 1941) CGC FN- 5.5 Off-white pages. Fred Ray cover. Jack Burnley, Sheldon Moldoff, George Papp, and Bernard Baily art. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $756. CGC census 1/12: 6 in 5.5, 21 higher.

93099 Action Comics #47 (DC, 1942) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white to white pages. First Luthor cover. Fred Ray cover, with story art by Ray, Bernard Baily, and Mort Meskin. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $594; FN 6.0 value = $891. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 5.0, 11 higher.

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93100 Action Comics #87 (DC, 1945) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white to white pages. Dummy appearance. Wayne Boring cover. Ira Yarbrough and Mort Meskin art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $621. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.5, 13 higher.

93103 All Star Comics #23 (DC, 1944) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. Origin and first appearance of the Psycho Pirate. Last Spectre and Starman stories in the title. Gerber lists this book as “uncommon.” Joe Gallagher cover and art. Stan Aschmeier and Sheldon Moldoff art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,075. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.0, 3 higher.

93106 Baseball Heroes #nn Crowley Copy pedigree (Fawcett, 1952) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Cream to off-white pages. Babe Ruth and Walter Johnson photo cover. Hall of Fame issue featuring the Charles Dexter story. Overstreet calls this a “scarce” issue. Overstreet 2011 VF/ NM 9.0 value = $902; NM- 9.2 value = $1,275. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.0, none higher.

93109 Black Magic #1 (Prize, 1950) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. Jack Kirby cover. Art by Simon & Kirby, Mort Meskin, and Bruno Premiani. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $947; VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,624. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.5, 4 higher.

93101 Air Ace V2#11 Vancouver pedigree (Street & Smith, 1945) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Charles Payne cover and art. Ray Evans art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $200. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

93104 All Top Comics #9 (Fox Features Syndicate, 1948) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. Phantom Lady, Blue Beetle, Jo-Jo, and Rulah appearances. Cover by Jack Kamen Art by Kamen and Matt Baker. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $965. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 7.5, 4 higher.

93107 Batman #10 (DC, 1942) CGC FN- 5.5 Off-white to white pages. Catwoman appearance in a new costume. Jerry Robinson cover. Robinson and Bob Kane interior art. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $1,251. CGC census 1/12: 6 in 5.5, 34 higher.

93110 Blood Is the Harvest #nn (Catechetical Guild, 1950) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white pages. Paper cover propaganda comic. Bondage/ firing squad cover. Atomic explosion panels. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $362; FN 6.0 value = $543. CGC census 1/12: 5 in 5.0, 12 higher.

93102 All Select Comics #1 (Timely, 1943) Apparent CGC VG/ FN 5.0 Extensive (A) Off-white pages. “Classic” Alex Schomburg cover. Captain America, Human Torch, and Sub-Mariner begin. Black Widow story. Don Rico art. CGC notes, “Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, cleaned, reinforced. All three edges trimmed.” Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $2,666; FN 6.0 value = $4,000. CGC census 1/12: 5 in 5.0, 14 higher.

93105 An Earth Man on Venus #nn (Avon, 1951) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white pages. Gene Fawcette headlight cover. Wally Wood art. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $405; VF 8.0 value = $864. CGC census 1/12: 5 in 7.0, 16 higher.

93108 Batman #65 (DC, 1951) CGC VF- 7.5 White pages. Catwoman cover and story. Win Mortimer cover. Dick Sprang, Bob Kane, Charles Paris, and Lew Schwartz art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $718. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.5, 7 higher.

93111 Bobby Gets Hep #nn Mile High pedigree (Frederick S. Clarke, 1946) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Bell Telephone System promotional. Not listed in Overstreet. Two Mile High copies exist; the 9.0 Mile High copy sold for $286 in the last Heritage auction. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.8, none higher. From the Chuck Rozanski Collection.

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93112 Boy Comics #6 (Lev Gleason, 1942) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white pages. The origin of Iron Jaw. Little Dynamite stories begin. Cover and art by Charles Biro. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $628; FN 6.0 value = $942. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 5.0, 3 higher.

93115 Boy Comics #19 Davis Crippen (“D” Copy) pedigree (Lev Gleason, 1944) CGC VF+ 8.5 Cream to off-white pages. Charles Biro and Dick Wood stories, with a Biro cover. Rudy Palais and Dick Briefer art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $334; VF/NM 9.0 value = $567. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.5, 3 higher.

93118 Captain America Comics #5 (Timely, 1941) CGC FN- 5.5 Cream to off-white pages. Jack Kirby and Joe Simon provided this creepy Nazi circus “wheel of death” cover and Tuk and Hurricane backup cap with a couple of stories in this early ish. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $2,595. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 5.5, 15 higher. 93119 Captain Fearless (Canadian series) #6 Mile High pedigree (Publisher and date unknown) Condition: VG. Not a coverless comic, but one with panels printed on the cover. Not listed in Overstreet. From the Chuck Rozanski Collection.

93121 Captain Marvel Adventures #18 (Fawcett, 1942) CGC FN/ VF 7.0 Cream to off-white pages. Origin and first appearances of Mary Marvel and the Marvel Family. C. C. Beck painted cover and art. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $813; VF 8.0 value = $1,734. CGC census 1/12: 6 in 7.0, 7 higher.

93113 Boy Comics #8 (Lev Gleason, 1943) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. “Death” of Iron Jaw. Charles Biro cover and art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $659; VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,130. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, 2 higher.

93116 Boy Comics #34 Mile High pedigree (Lev Gleason, 1947) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Cover by Charles Biro. Art by Dan Barry. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $300. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher. 93120 Captain Marvel Adventures #14 (Fawcett, 1942) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. C. C. Beck cover and art. Pete Costanza art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $659. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.0, 6 higher.

93122 Captain Marvel Adventures #134 Crowley Copy pedigree (Fawcett, 1952) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. C. C. Beck cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $360. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

93114 Boy Comics #14 Crowley Copy pedigree (Lev Gleason, 1944) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. Iron Jaw cover by Charles Biro. Overstreet 2011 VF/ NM 9.0 value = $810; NM- 9.2 value = $1,150. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.0, 1 higher.

93117 Captain America Comics #4 (Timely, 1941) CGC VG- 3.5 Cream to off-white pages. The front-cover eye appeal of this book is “high grade” all the way! What kept this one from grading higher was a back-cover tear that’s about half the length of the book, but in the holder this presents really well. Alex Schomburg cover art, with Simon and Kirby interior art. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $1,838. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 3.5, 18 higher.

93123 Classic Comics #1 The Three Musketeers - First Edition (Elliott, 1941) CGC FN- 5.5 Offwhite to white pages. First edition of the first issue of the long-running series that soon became Classics Illustrated. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $1,362. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 5.5, 14 higher.

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93124 Classic Comics #2 Ivanhoe HRN 15 - Mile High pedigree (Gilberton, 1943) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Contains a biography of Sir Walter Scott. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $260. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.

93127 Classic Comics #6 A Tale of Two Cities - HRN 18 (Gilberton, 1944) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. Stanley Maxwell cover and art. Overstreet 2011 VF/ NM 9.0 value = $182; NM- 9.2 value = $250. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.0, none higher.

93130 Classic Comics #11 Don Quixote - First Edition (Gilberton, 1943) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. Don Quixote. Louis Zansky cover and art. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $894; NM9.2 value = $1,250. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.0, none higher.

93136 Classic Comics #21 3 Famous Mysteries HRN 22 - Mile High pedigree (Gilberton, 1944) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. Features adaptations of “The Sign of the Four” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” by Edgar Allan Poe, and “The Flayed Hand” by Guy de Maupassant. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $231; VF/NM 9.0 value = $378. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, none higher.

93125 Classic Comics #3 The Count of Monte Cristo HRN 15 - Mile High pedigree (Gilberton Publications, 1943) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $260. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

93128 Classic Comics #8 Arabian Nights HRN 17 - Mile High pedigree (Gilberton, 1944) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white to white pages. Cover and art by Lilian Chestney. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $323. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 7.5, none higher.

93131 Classic Comics #13 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde HRN 15 - Mile High pedigree (Gilberton, 1943) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. One of the earliest horrorthemed comics. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $450. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.2, none higher.

93137 Classics Illustrated Giants: An Illustrated Library of Great Adventure Stories (Gilberton, 1949) CGC VF- 7.5 Offwhite to white pages. Called “rare” by Gerber and Overstreet. Best copy we have offered to date. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $965. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.5, none higher.

93126 Classic Comics #4 Last of the Mohicans HRN 15 - Mile High pedigree (Gilberton, 1943) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Ray Ramsey cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM9.2 value = $260. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

93129 Classic Comics #10 Robinson Crusoe HRN 14 - Mile High pedigree (Gilberton, 1943) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. Version 2A with violet cover. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $278; NM- 9.2 value = $385. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.0, none higher.

93132 Classic Comics #15 Uncle Tom’s Cabin - First Edition - Mile High pedigree (Gilberton, 1943) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. Rolland Livingston art. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $810; NM- 9.2 value = $1,150. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.0, none higher.

93138 Classics Illustrated Giants: An Illustrated Library of Great Indian Stories (Gilberton, 1949) CGC FN 6.0 Cream to offwhite pages. Overstreet designates the issue as “rare.” Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $456. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.0, 2 higher.

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93139 Clue Comics V2#2 (Hillman Publications, 1947) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. Dan Barry classic bondagetorture with a hot iron cover. Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, Carmine Infantino, and Bernard Sachs art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $445. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.0, 2 higher.

93142 Crime Does Not Pay #38 (Lev Gleason, 1945) CGC VF/ NM 9.0 Off-white pages. Cover by Charles Biro. Art by Dick Briefer and Al Fagaly. Overstreet 2011 VF/ NM 9.0 value = $428; NM- 9.2 value = $600. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.0, 1 higher.

93145 Daredevil Comics #30 Mile High pedigree (Lev Gleason, 1945) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Offwhite pages. Claw backup story. Charles Biro cover. Dick Briefer art. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $428; NM- 9.2 value = $600. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.0, 1 higher.

93148 Daredevil Comics #41 Mile High pedigree (Lev Gleason, 1947) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white to white pages. Charles Biro cover and art. Dan Barry and Norman Maurer art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $186. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 7.5, 2 higher.

93140 Crime Does Not Pay #28 (Lev Gleason, 1943) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. Cover by Charles Biro. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $454. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.0, 3 higher.

93143 Crime Does Not Pay #51 (Lev Gleason, 1947) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. Charles Biro cover and art. George Tuska and Fred Guardineer art. First monthly issue. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $111; VF/NM 9.0 value = $176. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, 3 higher.

93146 Daredevil Comics #31 Crowley Copy pedigree (Lev Gleason, 1945) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Cream to off-white pages. “Death” of the Claw. Hanging cover by Charles Biro. Overstreet 2011 VF/ NM 9.0 value = $884; NM- 9.2 value = $1,250. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.0, 1 higher.

93149 Dell Giant Comics Lone Ranger’s Western Treasury #1 File Copy (Dell, 1953) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. Painted cover. Origins of the Lone Ranger, Silver, and Tonto. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $465. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.

93141 Crime Does Not Pay #33 (Lev Gleason, 1944) CGC VF 8.0 Off-whit pages. Overstreet notes this issue’s “classic Charles Biro hanging and hatchet cover.” Rudy Palais and Dick Briefer art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $576. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.0, 6 higher.

93144 Daredevil Comics #18 (Lev Gleason, 1943) CGC FN 6.0 Cream to off-white pages. New origin for Daredevil. The Claw vs. the Ghost. Hitler, Tojo, Mussolini, and Mickey Mouse appear on the cover, by Charles Biro. Art by Biro, Basil Wolverton, and Dick Briefer. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $354. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 6.0, 10 higher.

93147 Daredevil Comics #32 Crowley Copy pedigree (Lev Gleason, 1945) CGC VF+ 8.5 Cream to off-white pages. Charles Biro cover. CGC notes, “Moderate tanning to bottom edge of interior front and back cover.” Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $194; VF/NM 9.0 value = $317. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.5, none higher.

93150 Detective Comics #44 (DC, 1940) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. The Dynamic Duo head off into the Fourth Dimension in the story entitled “The Land Behind the Light,” their first to feature a Sci-Fi theme. Also, the Crimson Avenger gets a new skin-tight costume. Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson cover and art. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $927; VF 8.0 value = $2,163. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 7.0, 9 higher. From the Ben Novack, Jr. Estate Collection.

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93151 Detective Comics #114 (DC, 1946) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white pages. Joker cover and story. Cover by Win Mortimer. Art by Mortimer, Curt Swan, and Howard Sherman. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $435; VF 8.0 value = $921. CGC census 1/12: 5 in 6.5, 18 higher.

93154 Detective Comics #166 (DC, 1950) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. Win Mortimer cover and art. Dick Sprang, Charles Paris, and Henry Boltinoff. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $435. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.0, 1 higher.

93158 Exciting Comics #2 (Nedor Publications, 1940) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white pages. Ted Crane is the cover feature. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $522; VF 8.0 value = $1,114. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.0, 4 higher.

93161 Famous Funnies #5 (Eastern Color, 1934) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Light tan to off-white pages. First comic book Christmas cover. Rarely found in high-grade condition, such that Overstreet does not list values for this issue in grades above VF. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $586; FN 6.0 value = $879. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 5.0, 2 higher.

93152 Detective Comics #123 (DC, 1947) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. Jack Burnley cover. Ray Burnley, Howard Sherman, and Curt Swan art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $486; VF/NM 9.0 value = $831. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 8.5, 4 higher.

93155 Doll Man Quarterly #1 (Quality, 1941) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. One of Quality’s earliest and longestrunning series started right here. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $993; VF 8.0 value = $2,317. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 7.0, 4 higher. 93156 Donald Duck’s Atom Bomb Cheerios Premium - Signed by Carl Barks (Cheerios, 1947) Condition: VF-. Banned from reprinting by Disney. Art by Barks, signed by him on the front cover. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $483.

93159 Exciting Comics #3 (Nedor, 1940) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Cream to off-white pages. Robot cover. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $387; VF 8.0 value = $826. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 7.0, none higher.

93162 Famous Funnies #27 (Eastern Color, 1936) CGC VF 8.0 White pages. “War on Crime” begins. first true crime story to appear in comics. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $360. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.0, none higher.

93153 Detective Comics #140 (DC, 1948) Condition: VG. First appearance of the Riddler. Win Mortimer cover. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $1,082.

93157 Eerie #1 (Avon, 1947) CGC FN 6.0 Cream to off-white pages. The first all-horror comic book. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $1,377. CGC census 1/12: 5 in 6.0, 19 higher. From the Al Dellinges Collection.

93160 Famous Funnies #2 (Eastern Color, 1934) CGC VG 4.0 Cream to off-white pages. The Gerber “9” or “very rare.” The seventh comic book ever published. Just the second copy Heritage has ever offered. Mutt and Jeff cover. CGC notes, “1 piece of tape on 1st page.” Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $1,360. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 4.0, 1 higher.

93163 Famous Funnies #210 (Eastern Color, 1954) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. Buck Rogers cover by Frank Frazetta. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $762; VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,306. CGC census 1/12: 8 in 8.5, 26 higher.

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93164 Famous Funnies #212 (Eastern Color, 1954) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. Buck Rogers cover by Frank Frazetta. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $762. CGC census 1/12: 7 in 8.0, 4 higher.

93167 Fantastic Comics #1 (Fox, 1939) CGC VG+ 4.5 Cream to off-white pages. Origin and first appearance of Samson. Lou Fine cover. Alex Blum and Don Rico art. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $994. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 4.5, 11 higher.

93170 Four Color #30 Bambi’s Children (Dell, 1943) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. Bambi’s Children. Adapted from a story by Felix Salten. Ken Hultgren cover and art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $336. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 8.0, 6 higher.

93173 Four Color #248 Mickey Mouse (Dell, 1949) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. “Mickey Mouse and the Black Sorcerer.” Black Pete appearance. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $285. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

93165 Famous Funnies #214 (Eastern Color, 1954) CGC FN/ VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. Frank Frazetta turns in one of the most memorable Science Fiction covers of all time for this soughtafter issue. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $357; VF 8.0 value = $762. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 7.0, 11 higher.

93168 Fantastic Comics #2 (Fox, 1940) CGC Apparent VF+ 8.5 Moderate (P) Off-white pages. Cover by Lou Fine. CGC notes, “Restoration includes: color touch, piece added, tear seal, spine splits sealed, cleaned, reinforced.” Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $265; VG 4.0 value = $530; FN 6.0 value = $795; VF 8.0 value = $1,694.

93171 Four Color #48 Porky Pig (Dell, 1944) CGC VF 8.0 Offwhite pages. Carl Barks art. Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd appearance. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $740. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.0, 2 higher.

93174 Green Hornet Comics #47 (Harvey, 1949) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Final issue of the title. Al Avison cover and art. Kerry Drake appearance. This is the highestgraded copy of this issue certified by CGC to date. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $360. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

93166 Famous Funnies #215 (Eastern Color, 1955) CGC FN+ 6.5 Cream to off-white pages. Buck Rogers cover by Frank Frazetta. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $357; VF 8.0 value = $762. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.5, 10 higher.

93169 Fast Fiction #5 Beau Geste - Vancouver pedigree (Seaboard Pub., 1950) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Beau Geste. Grey tone cover and interior art by Henry Kiefer. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $240. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

93172 Four Color #87 Fairy Tale Parade - File Copy (Dell, 1945) CGC NM+ 9.6 Cream to off-white pages. Dan Noonan cover. Walt Kelly art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $500. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.

93175 Gulf Funny Weekly CGC Group - Mile High pedigree (Gulf Oil Co., 1940). Includes #391 (CGC 6.0 off-white to white pages), 392 (CGC 4.0 off-white to white pages), #396 (CGC 7.0 off-white pages), and #398 (CGC 6.0 off-white pages), all from October through December 1940. Approximate Overstreet value for group = $97. From the Chuck Rozanski Collection.

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93176 Harvey Comics Library #1 Mile High pedigree (Harvey, 1952) CGC FN 6.0 White pages. Teen-Age Dope Slaves. Used in Seduction of the Innocent. Hypodermic needle cover. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $522. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 6.0, 10 higher. From the Chuck Rozanski Collection.

93179 Joe Louis #1 Canadian Edition (Anglo-American/ Fawcett, 1950) CGC NM- 9.2 Offwhite to white pages. Life story. Photo cover. Overstreet 2011 NM9.2 value = $850. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.2, none higher.

93182 Mad #1 (EC, 1952) Apparent CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. The historic first issue of the first satire comic. Harvey Kurtzman story, cover, and art. Wally Wood, Jack Davis, John Severin, and Bill Elder art. CGC notes, “Top edge trimmed.” Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $3,336. CGC census 1/12: 5 in 8.0, 20 higher.

93185 Mad #11 (EC, 1954) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. Cover by Basil Wolverton. Interior art by Wolverton, Wally Wood (on the Flash Gordon parody), Jack Davis, Harvey Kurtzman, and Bill Elder. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $480. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 8.0, 11 higher.

93177 The Human Torch #23 (Timely, 1946) CGC VF- 7.5 Offwhite pages. A classic robot cover by Alex Schomburg graces this issue, which also features a SubMariner story. CGC notes, “One-inch tear on six pages.” Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,114. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 7.5, 17 higher.

93180 King Comics #24 Mile High pedigree (David McKay Publications, 1938) CGC VF- 7.5 White pages. Joe Musial cover. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $303. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 7.5, 1 higher.

93183 Mad #2 (EC, 1952) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Cream to off-white pages. Tarzan of the Apes parody. Dick Tracy cameo. Cover by Jack Davis. Art by Davis, John Severin, Bill Elder, and Wally Wood. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $330; VF 8.0 value = $880. CGC census 1/12: 14 in 7.0, 38 higher.

93186 Marvel Mystery Comics #19 (Timely, 1941) CGC FN+ 6.5 Light tan to off-white pages. Alex Schomburg cover featuring the Human Torch and Toro. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $927; VF 8.0 value = $2,163. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.5, 9 higher.

93178 Jackpot Comics #1 (MLJ, 1941) CGC FN- 5.5 Off-white to white pages. Charles Biro cover and interior art. Steel Sterling, Black Hood, Sergeant Boyle, and Mr. Justice begin. CGC notes, “Very small amount of dried glue on spine of cover.” Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $978. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 5.5, 7 higher.

93181 Little Dot #1 Australian Edition - File Copy (Harvey, 1955) CGC VF 8.0 Light tan to off-white pages. Published a year and a half after the U.S. edition. Not listed in Overstreet. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.0, none higher.

93184 Mad #4 (EC, 1953) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. Superman, Robin Hood, and the Shadow parodies. Harvey Kurtzman story and cover. Interior art by Wally Wood, John Severin, Bill Elder, and Jack Davis. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $616. CGC census 1/12: 10 in 8.0, 23 higher.

93187 Marvel Mystery Comics #36 (Timely, 1942) CGC VG+ 4.5 Cream to off-white pages. WW II-themed/Statue of Liberty cover by Alex Schomburg. Art by Bob Oksner and Al Fagaly. Text page by Mickey Spillane. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $568. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 4.5, 10 higher.

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93188 Marvel Mystery Comics #77 (Timely, 1946) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. Ken Bald and Carmine Infantino art. Syd Shores cover. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $363; VF 8.0 value = $756. CGC census 1/12: 5 in 7.0, 5 higher.

93191 Military Comics #1 (Quality, 1941) CGC Apparent VF7.5 Slight (P) Off-white to white pages. Origin and first appearance of Blackhawk. Miss America and Death Patrol features begin. Will Eisner cover. Jack Cole and Bob Powell art. CGC notes, “Restoration includes: spine split sealed to cover, cover and centerfold reinforced with glue.” Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $568; VG 4.0 value = $1,136; FN 6.0 value = $1,704; VF 8.0 value = $4,146.

93194 Nellie the Nurse #1 (Timely/Marvel, 1945) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $284. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.0, 1 higher.

93197 Our Gang Comics #5 File Copy (Dell, 1943) CGC NM9.2 White pages. Walt Kelly art. Partial photo back cover. CGC notes, “From the Random House Archives.” Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $485. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.2, none higher.

93189 Mickey Mouse Magazine #1 (K. K. Publications/Western Publishing Co., 1935) Condition: Apparent VG/FN. Professional restoration includes pieces added, color touch. Overstreet 2011 GD value = $1,425; VG 4.0 value = $2,850; FN 6.0 value = $4,275. 93192 Military Comics #6 (Quality, 1942) CGC VF+ 8.5 Offwhite to white pages. Second appearance of the Sniper. Chuck Cuidera cover and art. Fred Guardineer, Bob Powell, Dave Berg, and Klaus Nordling stories and art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $454; VF/NM 9.0 value = $777. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, 2 higher. 93190 Mickey Mouse #948 (Whitman, 1933) Condition: Apparent VF. Color reprints of 1933-34 Sunday strips. Measures approximately 10” x 8.5”. Restoration includes color touch and front cover reinforcement. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,100.

93195 Northwest Mounties #3 Mile High pedigree (St. John, 1949) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. Bondage cover. Matt Baker art. Sky Chief and K-9 appearances. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $240; VF/NM 9.0 value = $395. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, 1 higher.

93198 Phantom Lady #16 (Fox Features Syndicate, 1948) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Cream to off-white pages. Lingerie panel. Bullet in the head panel. Clara Peete backup story. Matt Baker headlight cover and art. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $542; FN 6.0 value = $813. CGC census 1/12: 5 in 5.0, 17 higher.

93193 Namora #1 (Timely, 1948) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white pages. Sub-Mariner backup story. Ken Bald cover. Bill Everett story and art. Syd Shores art. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $554; FN 6.0 value = $831. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 5.0, 13 higher.

93196 100 Pages of Comics #101 (Dell, 1937) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. It’s been five years since we last offered a copy of this early Dell (which has no number on the front cover but #101 on the back). The grade is an eyeopener — it’s not easy to find Dell Giants published 20 years later in this kind of condition! The Golden Age hadn’t even begun when this square bound comic was published, and even mighty Dell was only publishing three series (Popular, The Funnies, and The Comics) at the time. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,605; NM- 9.2 value = $2,275. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.0, 1 higher.

93199 Picture Crimes #1 (David McKay Publications, 1937) CGC GD+ 2.5 Cream to off-white pages. Very rare early comic format book, similar in design and content to Detective Comics #1. Cover detached. Not listed in Overstreet. Currently the only CGC-graded copy! CGC census 1/12: 1 in 2.5, none higher.

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93200 Planet Comics #5 (Fiction House, 1940) CGC GD 2.0 Off-white pages. Lou Fine and Will Eisner cover. Bob Powell art. Considered “scarce” by Overstreet. Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $284. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 2.0, 8 higher.

93203 Plastic Man #nn (#1) (Quality, 1943) CGC FN 6.0 Offwhite to white pages. He stretches, shrinks, and bends!! Plastic Man is one of our favorite Jack Cole creations and this ish is a must-have for any fan of Cole and Plas. Cole provides a classic skull cover and CGC notes a Tojo appearance as well. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $1,269. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 6.0, 9 higher.

93206 Prize Comics #9 San Francisco pedigree (Prize, 1941) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. Featuring the Black Owl, the Green Lama, and Frankenstein. Artists included Simon and Kirby. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $659. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.0, 3 higher.

93209 Sheena, Queen of the Jungle #1 (Fiction House, 1942) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white pages. Dan Zolnerowich cover. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $831; VF 8.0 value = $1,756. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 7.0, 8 higher.

93201 Planet Comics #9 (Fiction House, 1940) CGC Apparent VF 8.0 Slight (P) Off-white pages. CGC notes, “Restoration includes: spine split sealed to cover, tear seal to cover.” Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $213; VG 4.0 value = $426; FN 6.0 value = $639; VF 8.0 value = $1,363.

93204 Police Comics #82 Mile High pedigree (Quality, 1948) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. The only copy graded above 8.5 by CGC to date. Plastic Man cover by Jack Cole. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher. From the Chuck Rozanski Collection.

93207 Red Seal Comics #16 Big Apple pedigree (Chesler, 1946) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. George Tuska art. Story cited in SOTI, page 181. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $975. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

93210 Special Edition Comics #1 (Fawcett, 1940) CGC VG 4.0 Cream to off-white pages. This is the first book devoted entirely to Captain Marvel. C. C. Beck cover and interior art. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $1,568. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 4.0, 29 higher.

93202 Planet Comics #17 Rockford pedigree (Fiction House, 1942) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to offwhite pages. Dan Zolnerowich did more than half of the first 25 covers of this groundbreaking title, setting a standard that ensured collectors would be clamoring for these issues 60 years later. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $909. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.0, 1 higher.

93205 Police Comics #101 Mile High pedigree (Quality, 1950) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. The only copy graded above 7.5 by CGC to date. Plastic Man cover by Jack Cole. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $425. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher. From the Chuck Rozanski Collection.

93208 Rulah Jungle Goddess #19 (Fox Features Syndicate, 1948) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. Jack Kamen cover. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $442. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 8.0, 3 higher.

93211 The Spirit #4 Mile High pedigree (Fiction House, 1953) CGC VG/FN 5.0 White pages. The Spirit never looked quite as ghostly as on this cool bondage cover by Will Eisner and Jerry Grandenetti. Eisner art is also featured inside. Check the CGC census — you’ll find only two unrestored certified copies of this tough-to-find issue to date. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $78; FN 6.0 value = $117. CGC census 9/11: 1 in 5.0, 1 higher. From the Chuck Rozanski Collection.

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93212 Star Spangled Comics #7 (DC, 1942) CGC FN- 5.5 Slightly brittle pages. First appearance of the Newsboy Legion. Simon and Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $2,109. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 5.5, 6 higher.

93215 Star Spangled Comics #122 (DC, 1951) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. Origin and first appearance of GhostBreaker, and the first of their cover appearances. Also includes a fullpage ad for House of Secrets #1. Bill Ely cover. Jim Mooney and Fred Ray art. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $480; NM- 9.2 value = $675. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.0, 2 higher.

93218 Sub-Mariner Comics #13 (Timely, 1944) CGC FN+ 6.5 Offwhite to white pages. Classic Alex Schomburg bondage, skull, hooded cultists, Japanese War cover... Whew! Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $678; VF 8.0 value = $1,446. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 6.5, 6 higher.

93221 Sub-Mariner Comics #19 (Timely, 1946) CGC FN/VF 7.0 White pages. Angel story. Carmine Infantino art. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $543; VF 8.0 value = $1,158. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 7.0, 9 higher.

93213 Star Spangled Comics #8 (DC, 1942) CGC FN+ 6.5 Cream to off-white pages. Second appearance of the Newsboy Legion. Jack Kirby and Joe Simon story, cover, and art. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $717; VF 8.0 value = $1,530. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.5, 5 higher.

93216 Startling Comics #1 (Better Publications, 1940) CGC FN- 5.5 Off-white to white pages. Origin of Captain Future, Mystico, and Wonder Man. Masked Rider begins. Drug use story. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $870. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 5.5, 8 higher.

93219 Sub-Mariner Comics #14 (Timely, 1944) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white to white pages. Angel backup story. Alex Schomburg cover. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $678; VF 8.0 value = $1,446. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 6.5, 8 higher.

93222 Sub-Mariner Comics #21 (Timely, 1946) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white pages. Last Angel backup story. Syd Shores cover. Bill Everett and Carmine Infantino art. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $396; VF 8.0 value = $838. CGC census 1/12: 5 in 7.0, 9 higher.

93214 Star Spangled Comics #50 Rockford pedigree (DC, 1945) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white pages. Joe Simon and Jack Kirby cover. Joe Kubert and George Roussos art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $850. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.2, 1 higher.

93217 Sub-Mariner Comics #12 (Timely, 1943) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white to white pages. Angel backup story. Alex Schomburg Nazi War cover. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $678. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 6.0, 5 higher.

93220 Sub-Mariner Comics #17 (Timely, 1945) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white to white pages. Angel backup story. Alex Schomburg cover. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $543; VF 8.0 value = $1,158. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 6.5, 11 higher.

93223 Sub-Mariner Comics #24 (Timely, 1947) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. Third appearance of Namora. Ken Bald bondage cover and art. Syd Shores, Bill Everett, and Allen Bellman art. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $402; VF 8.0 value = $851. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.0, 3 higher.

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93224 Sub-Mariner Comics #28 (Timely, 1948) CGC VF7.5 Cream to off-white pages. Blonde Phantom story. Namora cover appearance. Don Rico cover. Bill Everett story and art. Mike Sekowsky art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $838. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 7.5, 2 higher.

93227 Superman #4 (DC, 1940) CGC GD/VG 3.0 Cream to offwhite pages. Second appearance of Lex Luthor. Joe Shuster cover and art. Sheldon Moldoff art. CGC notes, “Tape on entire spine of cover, three pieces on cover and three pieces on interior cover.” Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $730; VG 4.0 value = $1,460. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 3.0, 54 higher.

93230 Superman #9 (DC, 1941) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white pages. Classic Fred Ray cover and art. Joe Shuster and Paul Cassidy art. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $742; FN 6.0 value = $1,113. CGC census 1/12: 8 in 5.0, 35 higher.

93233 Superman #13 (DC, 1941) CGC FN 6.0 White pages. Lex Luthor and Jimmy Olsen appearance. Fred Ray cover. Jerry Siegel story. Text story by Gardner Fox. John Sikela art. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $900. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 6.0, 18 higher.

93225 Sub-Mariner Comics #28 (Timely, 1948) CGC FN 6.0 Off-white pages. Blonde Phantom story. Namora cover appearance. Don Rico cover. Bill Everett story and art. Mike Sekowsky art. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $396. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 6.0, 4 higher.

93228 Superman #5 (DC, 1940) CGC VG 4.0 Slightly brittle pages. Fourth appearance of Lex Luthor (with red hair). Joe Shuster and Wayne Boring art. CGC notes, “Two pieces of tape on cover.” Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $1,136. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 4.0, 33 higher.

93231 Superman #10 (DC, 1941) CGC FN+ 6.5 White pages. Fifth appearance of Lex Luthor, and the first time bald. Fred Ray cover. Wayne Boring art. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $1,113; VF 8.0 value = $2,600. CGC census 1/12: 5 in 6.5, 23 higher.

93234 Superman #44 (DC, 1947) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. Toyman appearance. Wayne Boring cover. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,061; NM9.2 value = $1,500. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.0, 4 higher.

93226 Superboy #3 (DC, 1949) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white to white pages. Ed Dobrotka cover and art. John Sikela art. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $561; VF 8.0 value = $1,197. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 6.5, 3 higher.

93229 Superman #9 (DC, 1941) CGC FN+ 6.5 Slightly brittle pages. Classic Fred Ray cover and art. Joe Shuster and Paul Cassidy art. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $1,113; VF 8.0 value = $2,600. CGC census 1/12: 8 in 6.5, 20 higher.

93232 Superman #11 (DC, 1941) CGC VG/FN 5.0 White pages. Fred Ray cover. Leo Novak art. Jerry Siegel story. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $600; FN 6.0 value = $900. CGC census 1/12: 8 in 5.0, 49 higher.

93235 Superman #46 (DC, 1947) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. First mention of Superboy in this title (in a flashback). Wayne Boring cover. Jerry Siegel stories. John Sikela art. Mr. Mxyztplk appearance. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $635; VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,093. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 8.5, 3 higher.

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93236 Superman #54 (DC, 1948) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. Wayne Boring cover and art. Al Plastino art. This is currently the highest-graded copy of this issue certified by CGC. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $565; VF/NM 9.0 value = $970. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, none higher.

93239 Suspense Comics #8 (Continental Magazines, 1945) CGC VG 4.0 Off-white pages. Classic spider cover by L. B. Cole. Bob Fujitani art. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $840. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 4.0, 14 higher.

93242 Two-Gun Kid #10 (Marvel, 1949) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Cream to off-white pages. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $278; NM- 9.2 value = $385. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.0, none higher.

93245 Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #2 (Dell, 1940) CGC GD/VG 3.0 Cream to off-white pages. Donald Duck Thanksgiving cover. Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $892; VG 4.0 value = $1,784. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 3.0, 18 higher.

93237 Superman #68 (DC, 1951) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white to white pages. First Lex Luthor cover in the title. Win Mortimer cover. Al Plastino and Wayne Boring art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $553. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 7.5, 6 higher.

93240 Texas Kid #1 (Atlas, 1951) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. Joe Maneely cover and art. George Tuska art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $136. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.0, none higher.

93243 Two Gun Western #9 (Marvel/Atlas, 1951) CGC NM- 9.2 Cream to off-white pages. Joe Maneely art. Overstreet 2011 NM9.2 value = $240. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.2, none higher.

93246 Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #29 (Dell, 1943) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. Walt Kelly cover. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $635; VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,093. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.5, 5 higher.

93238 Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #2 (DC, 1954) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. Curt Swan cover and art. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $414; VF 8.0 value = $1,173. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 7.0, none higher.

93241 Two-Fisted Tales #21 Gaines File pedigree 6/10 (EC, 1951) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. Harvey Kurtzman cover. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $650. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.2, 5 higher.

93244 USA Comics #12 (Timely, 1944) CGC Apparent NM 9.4 Slight (P) White pages. Fantastic, action packed Alex Schomburg Japanese War cover. CGC notes, “Restoration includes: cover cleaned, cover & centerfold reinforced.” Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $226; VG 4.0 value = $452; FN 6.0 value = $678; VF 8.0 value = $1,446; VF/NM 9.0 value = $2,473; NM- 9.2 value = $3,500.

93247 Weird Fantasy #10 Gaines File pedigree 5/12 (EC, 1951) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Al Feldstein cover. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $825. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, 6 higher.

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93248 Weird Fantasy #19 Gaines File Copy 8/12 (EC, 1953) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. Cover by Joe Orlando. Art by Orlando, Al Williamson, Roy Krenkel, Jack Kamen, John Severin, and Bill Elder. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $635. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.2, 3 higher.

93251 Wings Comics #58 (Fiction House, 1945) CGC VF/ NM 9.0 Cream to off-white pages. Lee Elias cover and art. Matt Baker art. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $270; NM- 9.2 value = $375. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.0, 1 higher.

93254 Wings Comics #65 (Fiction House, 1946) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Cover and art by Lee Elias. This is the highest-graded copy certified by CGC to date. Overstreet 2011 NM9.2 value = $340. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.

93257 Wings Comics #74 Rockford pedigree (Fiction House, 1946) CGC NM 9.4 Offwhite to white pages. Bob Lubbers cover and art. George Evans art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $330. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.4, 1 higher.

93249 Weird Tales of the Future #2 (Aragon, 1952) CGC GD/VG 3.0 Cream to off-white pages. Classic cover and interior art by Basil Wolverton. CGC notes, “Large piece of cover re-attached with one piece of tape.” Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $168; VG 4.0 value = $336. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 3.0, 15 higher.

93252 Wings Comics #62 Lost Valley pedigree (Fiction House, 1945) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. Lee Elias cover and art. Matt Baker, Jack Keller, and Alex Blum art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $340. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.2, 1 higher.

93255 Wings Comics #70 Big Apple pedigree (Fiction House, 1946) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. Part three of the origin of the Phantom Falcon, and his first appearance in costume. Captain Wings vs. Colonel Kamikaze. Lee Elias cover. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $330. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 9.2, 1 higher.

93258 Wings Comics #75 Rockford pedigree (Fiction House, 1946) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. Cover by Bob Lubbers. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $237; NM- 9.2 value = $330. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.0, none higher.

93250 Wings Comics #51 Rockford pedigree (Fiction House, 1944) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Offwhite to white pages. Alex Blum art. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $270; NM- 9.2 value = $375. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.0, 1 higher.

93253 Wings Comics #64 (Fiction House, 1945) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Lee Elias cover and art. Jack Keller, Alex Blum, and Howard Larsen. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $340. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

93256 Wings Comics #73 Big Apple pedigree (Fiction House, 1946) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. Joe Doolin cover. John Celardo, Fran Hopper, Bob Lubbers, and Charles Sultan art. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $237; NM9.2 value = $330. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.0, none higher.

93259 Wings Comics #76 Rockford pedigree (Fiction House, 1946) CGC NM 9.4 Offwhite to white pages. Cover by Bob Lubbers. Art by Lubbers and George Evans. Overstreet 2011 NM9.2 value = $330. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.4, none higher.

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93260 Wings Comics #77 (Fiction House, 1947) CGC NM 9.4 Cream to off-white pages. Cover by Bob Lubbers. Art by Lubbers and Howard Larsen. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $330. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

93263 Wonder Woman #7 (DC, 1943) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. H. G. Peter cover and art. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $435; VF 8.0 value = $906. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 7.0, 3 higher.

93266 Wonder Woman #22 (DC, 1947) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. H. G. Peter cover and art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $621. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 7.5, 4 higher.

93269 World’s Finest Comics #12 (DC, 1943) CGC VF+ 8.5 Offwhite pages. Hitler appearance. Jack Burnley cover. Dick Sprang art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $864; VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,482. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, 1 higher.

93261 Wonder Woman #5 (DC, 1943) CGC VF- 7.5 White pages. First appearance of Dr. Psycho. H. G. Peter cover and art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,318. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 7.5, 7 higher.

93264 Wonder Woman #8 (DC, 1944) CGC FN+ 6.5 White pages. H. G. Peter cover and art. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $465; VF 8.0 value = $992. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 6.5, 5 higher.

93267 Wonder Woman #23 (DC, 1947) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. H. G. Peter cover. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $586; VF/NM 9.0 value = $993. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.5, 4 higher.

93270 World’s Finest Comics #14 (DC, 1944) CGC VF 8.0 Offwhite to white pages. Jack Burnley cover. Joe Shuster, John Sikela, Hal Sherman, Jerry Robinson, Wayne Boring, and George Roussos art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $864. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.0, 1 higher.

93262 Wonder Woman #6 (DC, 1943) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white to white pages. First appearance of the Cheetah. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $992. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 7.5, 2 higher.

93265 Wonder Woman #9 (DC, 1944) CGC VF 8.0 White pages. H. G. Peter cover and art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $992. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 8.0, 7 higher.

93268 Wonder Woman #31 (DC, 1948) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. H. G. Peter cover and art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $454; VF/NM 9.0 value = $777. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, none higher.

93271 World’s Finest Comics #15 (DC, 1944) CGC VF 8.0 Offwhite to white pages. Cover by Jack Burnley. Superman, Batman, Green Arrow, Boy Commandos, and Star Spangled Kid features. Interior art by George Roussos, Louis Cazeneuve, Jerry Robinson, and others. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $864. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 8.0, 2 higher.

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93272 World’s Finest Comics #22 (DC, 1946) CGC VF+ 8.5 Offwhite to white pages. Cover by Jack Burnley. Art by Win Mortimer. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $565; VF/NM 9.0 value = $970. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 8.5, 4 higher.

93274 Young Allies Comics #1 (Timely, 1941) CGC Apparent FN- 5.5 Moderate (P) Cream to off-white pages. Origin and first appearance of the Young Allies (Bucky, Toro, and others). Red Skull and Hitler cover and story. CGC notes, “Restoration includes: color touch, spine splits sealed, tear seals, reinforced.” Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $1,350; VG 4.0 value = $2,700; FN 6.0 value = $4,050.

93277 Action Comics #252 (DC, 1959) CGC FN+ 6.5 Cream to off-white pages. The origins and first appearances of Supergirl and Metallo. Curt Swan cover. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $633; VF 8.0 value = $1,846. CGC census 1/12: 14 in 6.5, 49 higher.

93280 Action Comics #405 (DC, 1971) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Neal Adams cover. Curt Swan and Murphy Anderson art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $40. CGC census 1/12: 5 in 9.8, none higher.

93273 World’s Finest Comics #27 (DC, 1947) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. Cover by Jack Burnley. Overstreet 2011 VF/ NM 9.0 value = $970; NM- 9.2 value = $1,375. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.0, 2 higher.

93275 Young Love #7 (Prize, 1950) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. Photo cover featuring Barbara Bates. Joe Simon and Jack Kirby art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $275. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

93278 Action Comics #330 Boston pedigree (DC, 1965) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Dr. Supernatural appearance. Curt Swan cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $120. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.6, none higher.

93281 Action Comics #409 (DC, 1972) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Origin of the door to the Fortress of Solitude. Art by Nick Cardy cover. Curt Swan, George Tuska, and Murphy Anderson. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $40. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.8, none higher.

93276 Zip Comics #11 (MLJ, 1941) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. Cover by Charles Biro. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $742. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.0, 1 higher.

93279 Action Comics #342 (DC, 1966) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. Brainiac appearance. Atomic explosion panel. Curt Swan cover. Wayne Boring art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $95. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.8, none higher.

93282 Adventure Comics #320 Twin Cities pedigree (DC, 1964) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Dev-Em and Proty II appearances. Curt Swan cover. Sheldon Moldoff art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $170. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.8, none higher. From the Gary Dahlberg Collection.

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93283 Adventure Comics #322 Twin Cities pedigree (DC, 1964) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Proty II becomes a member of the Legion of Super-Pets. Cover swipe of issue #247. Curt Swan and George Klein cover. John Forte and Sheldon Moldoff art. Overstreet 2011 NM9.2 value = $130. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.8, none higher. From the Gary Dahlberg Collection.

93286 Adventure Comics #340 (DC, 1966) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Offwhite to white pages. Features Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes. First appearance of Computo. Lightning Lad appearance. Triplicate Girl Becomes Duo Damsel. Curt Swan cover and art. Jerry Siegel story. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $130. CGC census 1/12: 8 in 9.8, none higher.

93289 Adventure Comics #370 Twin Cities pedigree (DC, 1968) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. White Witch appearance. Second appearance of Mordru. Bondage cover. Curt Swan cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $80. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.8, none higher. From the Gary Dahlberg Collection.

93292 Air Pirates Funnies #1 (Hell Comics Group, 1971) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Here’s a choice copy of the comic banned from future sales and reprinting after a lawsuit with Disney. Bobby London cover and art. Dan O’Neill story and art. Fogel’s Underground Comix Price Guide NM 9.4 value = $100. CGC census 1/12: 13 in 9.6, 1 higher.

93284 Adventure Comics #329 Twin Cities pedigree (DC, 1965) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Features Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes. First appearance of the Bizarro Legionnaires. First Legion flight rings. Curt Swan bondage cover. Jerry Siegel story. Jim Mooney art. Overstreet 2011 NM9.2 value = $130. CGC census 1/12: 5 in 9.6, none higher. From the Gary Dahlberg Collection.

93287 Adventure Comics #366 Twin Cities pedigree (DC, 1968) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Original Legion headquarters destroyed. Fatal Five appearance. Neal Adams cover. Curt Swan art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $80. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.8, none higher. From the Gary Dahlberg Collection.

93290 Adventure Comics #372 Twin Cities pedigree (DC, 1968) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Timber Wolf and Chemical King join the Legion. Neal Adams cover. Curt Swan art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $85. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.8, none higher. From the Gary Dahlberg Collection.

93293 Amazing Adventures #1 (Marvel, 1961) CGC VF+ 8.5 Cream to off-white pages. Origin of Dr. Droom (first Marvel-Age superhero) by Jack Kirby. Torr appearance. Back-up story featuring Steve Ditko art. Monster cover by Kirby. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $918; VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,854. CGC census 1/12: 5 in 8.5, 2 higher.

93285 Adventure Comics #330 Twin Cities pedigree (DC, 1965) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Legion of Super-Villains appearance. Curt Swan cover. Jim Mooney art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $130. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.6, 1 higher. From the Gary Dahlberg Collection.

93288 Adventure Comics #369 Twin Cities pedigree (DC, 1968) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. First appearance of Mordru. Neal Adams cover. Curt Swan and Jack Abel art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $80. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.8, none higher. From the Gary Dahlberg Collection.

93291 Adventure Comics #373 Twin Cities pedigree (DC, 1968) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. First appearance of the Tornado Twins, Don and Dawn Allen. Neal Adams cover. Win Mortimer art. Overstreet 2011 NM9.2 value = $75. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.8, none higher. From the Gary Dahlberg Collection.

93294 The Amazing SpiderMan #5 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. First Doctor Doom appearance outside of the Fantastic Four. Fantastic Four cameo. Flash Thompson dresses up as Spider-Man. Steve Ditko cover and art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,881. CGC census 1/12: 37 in 8.0, 82 higher.

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93295 The Amazing SpiderMan #14 (Marvel, 1964) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. One of the early Spider-Man keys is this issue which contains the first appearance of the Green Goblin (Norman Osborn) and showcases the first meeting of the Hulk and Spidey. Steve Ditko provided the superior cover and interior art. CGC notes, “Small stain on first ten pages.” Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,488. CGC census 1/12: 89 in 8.0, 219 higher.

93298 The Amazing SpiderMan #45 (Marvel, 1967) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Third appearance of the Lizard. John Romita Sr. cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $350. CGC census 1/12: 73 in 9.4, 63 higher.

93301 The Amazing SpiderMan #57 (Marvel, 1968) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Ka-Zar and Zabu appearances. John Romita Sr. cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $250. CGC census 1/12: 34 in 9.6, 7 higher.

93304 The Amazing SpiderMan #80 (Marvel, 1970) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. The Chameleon crosses paths with Spider-Man. John Romita Sr. cover, John Buscema interior art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $150. CGC census 1/12: 18 in 9.6, 6 higher.

93296 The Amazing SpiderMan #16 (Marvel, 1964) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white pages. Daredevil’s first crossover, still in his original yellow costume. Steve Ditko cover and art. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,261; NM- 9.2 value = $1,900. CGC census 1/12: 41 in 9.0, 81 higher.

93299 The Amazing SpiderMan #47 (Marvel, 1967) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Kraven and Harry and Norman Osborn appearances. Green Goblin cameo. John Romita Sr. cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $350. CGC census 1/12: 35 in 9.6, 10 higher.

93302 The Amazing SpiderMan #66 (Marvel, 1968) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Spider-Man battles Mysterio. Green Goblin cameo. Cover by John Romita Sr. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $185. CGC census 1/12: 45 in 9.6, 16 higher.

93305 The Amazing SpiderMan #86 (Marvel, 1970) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Re-intro and origin of Black Widow in new costume. Nick Fury appearance. Cover by John Romita Sr. Art by Romita Sr. and Jim Mooney. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $155. CGC census 1/12: 23 in 9.6, 5 higher.

93297 The Amazing SpiderMan #35 (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Second appearance of the Molten Man. Steve Ditko cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $500. CGC census 1/12: 26 in 9.4, 11 higher.

93300 The Amazing SpiderMan #56 Twin Cities pedigree (Marvel, 1968) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. First appearance of Captain George Stacy. John Romita Sr. cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $250. CGC census 1/12: 36 in 9.6, 6 higher. From the Gary Dahlberg Collection.

93303 The Amazing SpiderMan #77 (Marvel, 1969) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Spider-Man, the Human Torch, and the Lizard in a three-way battle. John Romita Sr. cover. John Buscema art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $150. CGC census 1/12: 20 in 9.6, 11 higher.

93306 The Amazing SpiderMan #89 (Marvel, 1970) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Spidey versus Doctor Octopus. John Romita Sr. cover. Romita and Gil Kane art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $150. CGC census 1/12: 23 in 9.6, 3 higher.

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93307 The Amazing SpiderMan #96 Savannah pedigree (Marvel, 1971) CGC NM+ 9.6 Offwhite pages. First of a three-part anti-drug story not approved by the Comics Code Authority. Green Goblin appearance. John Romita Sr. art. Gil Kane cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $200. CGC census 1/12: 21 in 9.6, 7 higher.

93310 The Amazing SpiderMan #136 (Marvel, 1974) CGC NM/ MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. Green Goblin cover and story. First appearance of Harry Osborn as the Green Goblin. John Romita Sr. cover. Ross Andru art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $130. CGC census 1/12: 30 in 9.8, none higher.

93313 The Amazing SpiderMan #145 (Marvel, 1975) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. Scorpion and Gwen Stacy clone appearances. Gil Kane cover. Ross Andru art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $50. CGC census 1/12: 11 in 9.8, none higher.

93316 The Amazing SpiderMan Annual #5 (Marvel, 1968) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. First appearance of Peter Parker’s parents. The Fantastic Four and the Red Skull appear. John Romita Sr. cover. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $235. CGC census 1/12: 13 in 9.6, 1 higher.

93308 The Amazing SpiderMan #124 (Marvel, 1973) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. First appearance of Man-Wolf. John Romita Sr. cover. Romita and Gil Kane art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $110. CGC census 1/12: 16 in 9.8, none higher.

93311 The Amazing SpiderMan #137 (Marvel, 1974) CGC NM/ MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. Green Goblin appearance (the second time Harry Osborn appears as the Goblin). Gil Kane bondage cover. Ross Andru art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $95. CGC census 1/12: 27 in 9.8, none higher.

93314 The Amazing SpiderMan #275 Group of 10 Copies (Marvel, 1986) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Every copy is CGC 9.8 with white pages. Overstreet NM9.2 value for group = $250.

93317 The Avengers #3 (Marvel, 1964) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white pages. The first team-up between the Hulk and the Sub-Mariner. Fantastic Four, X-Men, and SpiderMan appearances. Jack Kirby cover. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $587; VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,194. CGC census 1/12: 20 in 8.5, 56 higher.

93309 The Amazing SpiderMan #134 (Marvel, 1974) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. First appearance of Tarantula. Punisher cameo on last page. Harry Osborn discovers Spider-Man’s identity. John Romita Sr. cover. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $90. CGC census 1/12: 19 in 9.8, none higher.

93312 The Amazing SpiderMan #144 (Marvel, 1975) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. Cyclone and Gwen Stacy clone appearances. Gil Kane and John Romita Sr. cover. Ross Andru art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $50. CGC census 1/12: 12 in 9.8, none higher.

93315 The Amazing SpiderMan Annual #4 (Marvel, 1967) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Human Torch, Wizard, and Mysterio appearances. New 41-page story. Overstreet 2011 NM9.2 value = $285. CGC census 1/12: 17 in 9.6, 2 higher.

93318 The Avengers #36 Twin Cities pedigree (Marvel, 1967) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. The Black Widow makes an appearance. Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch rejoin the Avengers. Don Heck cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM9.2 value = $130. CGC census 1/12: 19 in 9.6, 4 higher.

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93319 The Avengers #100 (Marvel, 1972) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Featuring everyone who had been an Avenger to that point. The Enchantress and Ares appear. Barry Windsor-Smith cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $165. CGC census 1/12: 44 in 9.6, 16 higher.

93322 Batman #186 Twin Cities pedigree (DC, 1966) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Joker cover and story. Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson cover. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $225. CGC census 1/12: 7 in 9.6, 2 higher. From the Gary Dahlberg Collection.

93325 Batman #211 Twin Cities pedigree (DC, 1969) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Irv Novick cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $105. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.8, none higher. From the Gary Dahlberg Collection.

93328 Batman #259 (DC, 1974) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Shadow cover and appearance. Special 100 page issue. Nick Cardy cover. Irv Novick and Dick Giordano art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $110. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.8, none higher.

93320 The Avengers #118 Signed by Stan Lee (Marvel, 1973) CGC Signature Series NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Defenders crossover. Watcher, Loki, and Dormammu appearances. Cameos of most Marvel characters. John Romita Sr. cover art. Bob Brown art. CGC notes, “Signed by Stan Lee on 5/7/10 at the Stan Lee tribute event.” Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $80. CGC census for Signature Series 1/12: 1 in 9.8, none higher.

93323 Batman #192 (DC, 1967) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. Cover by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $150. CGC census 1/12: 8 in 9.6, 1 higher.

93326 Batman #218 (DC, 1970) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Giant size issue. Murphy Anderson Cover. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $115. CGC census 1/12: 13 in 9.6, 2 higher.

93329 Batman: The Killing Joke #nn Signed by Jerry Robinson (DC, 1988) CGC GM Mint 10.0 White pages. The Joker cripples Barbara Gordon (aka Batgirl). Embossed cover and interior art are by Brian Bolland, story by Alan Moore. This copy was signed by Jerry Robinson in black felt tip on the surface of the slab. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $20. CGC census 1/12: 12 in 10.0, none higher.

93321 Batman #177 Twin Cities pedigree (DC, 1965) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Carmine Infantino cover. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $210. CGC census 1/12: 6 in 9.6, none higher. From the Gary Dahlberg Collection.

93324 Batman #195 Twin Cities pedigree (DC, 1967) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. A beautiful copy! Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson cover. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $150. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.6, 1 higher. From the Gary Dahlberg Collection.

93327 Batman #251 (DC, 1973) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Classic Joker cover by Neal Adams. Adams art. Joker story. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $120. CGC census 1/12: 39 in 9.6, 9 higher.

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93330 The Brave and the Bold #28 Justice League of America (DC, 1960) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Offwhite to white pages. The first appearance of the Justice League of America. First appearance of Starro and Snapper Carr. Mike Sekowsky and Murphy Anderson cover and art. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $1,250; FN 6.0 value = $1,875. CGC census 1/12: 32 in 5.0, 93 higher.

93333 Captain America Annual #1 (Marvel, 1971) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Origin of Captain America retold. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $80. CGC census 1/12: 12 in 9.6, 1 higher.

93336 Dell Giants #28 Bugs Bunny’s Winter Fun - File Copy (Dell, 1960) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Offwhite to white pages. Painted cover. CGC notes, “From the Random House Archives”. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $180. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.8, none higher.

93339 Detective Comics #346 Twin Cities pedigree (DC, 1965) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Batman cover by Carmine Infantino. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $120. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.6, none higher. From the Gary Dahlberg Collection.

93331 Captain America #104 Twin Cities pedigree (Marvel, 1968) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. This high-grade copy is about as pristine as they come, with white pages and a snowy white cover featuring Cap taking on the Red Skull and his goons. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM9.2 value = $110. CGC census 1/12: 13 in 9.8, none higher.

93334 Daredevil #3 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-white to white pages. Origin and first appearance of the Owl (Leland Owlsley). Jack Kirby cover. Joe Orlando art. Overstreet 2011 NM9.2 value = $1,000. CGC census 1/12: 25 in 9.2, 24 higher.

93337 Dell Giants #40 Woody Woodpecker’s Christmas Parade (Dell, 1960) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white pages. Painted cover. Appearances by Space Mouse, Oswald, Andy Panda, and Chilly Willy. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $125. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.8, none higher.

93340 Detective Comics #347 Pacific Coast pedigree (DC, 1966) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Justice League of America appearance. Batman and Robin cover by Carmine Infantino. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $120. CGC census 1/12: 6 in 9.6, none higher.

93335 Daredevil #6 (Marvel, 1965) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Origin and first appearance of Mr. Fear (Zoltan Drago). Eel and Ox appearances. Wally Wood cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $400. CGC census 1/12: 23 in 9.4, 11 higher. 93332 Captain America #25 Wizard World 2007 Con Edition (Marvel, 2007) CGC Signature Series MT 9.9 White pages. Wizard World Los Angeles 2007 exclusive. “Death” of Steve Rogers. Variant cover by John Cassaday. CGC notes, “Signed by Joe Quesada on 4/2/07.” Not currently listed in Overstreet. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.9, none higher.

93338 Detective Comics #236 (DC, 1956) CGC VF+ 8.5 Cream to off-white pages. First appearance of the Bat-Tank. Sheldon Moldoff cover. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $302; VF/NM 9.0 value = $514. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.5, none higher.

93341 Detective Comics #349 (DC, 1966) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Second appearance of Blockbuster. Joe Kubert cover. Carmine Infantino art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $120. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.4, 2 higher.

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93342 The Double Life of Private Strong #2 Bethlehem pedigree (Archie, 1959) CGC NM 9.4 Cream pages. Last issue of the short-lived title. The Fly appearance. Art by Joe Simon, Jack Kirby, and George Tuska. Overstreet 2011 NM9.2 value = $560. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.4, none higher.

93345 Fantastic Four #1 Golden Record Reprint Signed by Stan Lee (Marvel, 1966) CGC Signature Series NM 9.4 White pages. Golden Record Comic reprint of the first appearance of the Fantastic Four. Record not included. CGC notes, “Signed by Stan Lee on 5/21/11. (Reprint).” Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $420. CGC census for Signature Series 1/12: 1 in 9.4, 5 higher.

93348 Fantastic Four #30 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM 9.4 Offwhite pages. First appearance of Diablo. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $600. CGC census 1/12: 16 in 9.4, 7 higher.

93351 Fantastic Four #46 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. First full appearance of Black Bolt. Inhumans and Dragon Man appearances. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $350. CGC census 1/12: 49 in 9.2, 58 higher.

93343 Douglas Comix #nn (Douglas Records, 1972) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. A veritable who’s who of Underground Comix artists participated in this Douglas Communications catalog, designed to look like a typical Underground. Art Spiegelman cover art. Not listed in Overstreet. Heritage sold a CGC 9.4 copy for $657 in 2011. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.4, 1 higher.

93346 Fantastic Four #9 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1962) CGC VF- 7.5 White pages. The SubMariner makes his third Silver Age appearance in this issue. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $1,182. CGC census 1/12: 23 in 7.5, 66 higher.

93349 Fantastic Four #42 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1965) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $275. CGC census 1/12: 14 in 9.2, 14 higher.

93352 Fantastic Four #56 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Jack Kirby cover and art. Cameo appearances by the Silver Surfer, the Black Panther, and Doctor Doom. The Inhumans and the Klaw also put in appearances. Overstreet 2011 NM9.2 value = $235. CGC census 1/12: 21 in 9.4, 9 higher.

93344 80 Page Giant #10 Superboy - Twin Cities pedigree (DC, 1965) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Giant size, square bound issue. Reprints key Superboy stories. Curt Swan cover. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $275. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.6, 1 higher. From the Gary Dahlberg Collection.

93347 Fantastic Four #27 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1964) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. SubMariner appearance. First crossover appearance of Dr. Strange. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $585; NM- 9.2 value = $875. CGC census 1/12: 25 in 9.0, 29 higher.

93350 Fantastic Four #44 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1965) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. First appearance of Gorgon. Medusa and Dragon Man appearances. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $300. CGC census 1/12: 28 in 9.6, 8 higher.

93353 Fantastic Four #59 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1967) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Inhumans, Silver Surfer, and Doctor Doom appearances. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM9.2 value = $200. CGC census 1/12: 32 in 9.8, none higher.

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93354 Fantastic Four #63 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1967) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. The Fantastic Four take on Blastaar and the Sandman. Crystal and Triton appearances. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $150. CGC census 1/12: 13 in 9.6, 5 higher.

93357 Fantastic Four #75 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1968) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Galactus and the Silver Surfer appear. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $175. CGC census 1/12: 33 in 9.4, 15 higher.

93360 Fantastic Four Annual #1 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1963) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. The Sub-Mariner attacks the human race. First appearances of Lady Dorma and Krang. Early Spider-Man appearance in a backup feature with Steve Ditko inks. Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers cover and art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $604; VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,227. CGC census 1/12: 21 in 8.5, 65 higher.

93362 The Flash #105 (DC, 1959) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Cream to off-white pages. First issue of the Silver Age Flash, after tryout series in Showcase. Numbering continues from last Golden Age issue of Flash Comics. Origin of Flash retold, and features the origin and first appearance of Mirror Master. Carmine Infantino cover and art. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $1,150; FN 6.0 value = $1,725. CGC census 1/12: 21 in 5.0, 64 higher.

93355 Fantastic Four #68 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1967) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Mad Thinker appearance. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM9.2 value = $150. CGC census 1/12: 14 in 9.6, 5 higher.

93358 Fantastic Four #76 Curator pedigree (Marvel, 1968) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Silver Surfer, Galactus, and Psycho-Man appearances. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $185. CGC census 1/12: 20 in 9.6, 5 higher.

93361 Fantastic Four Annual #4 Twin Cities pedigree (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. First Silver Age appearance of the Golden Age Human Torch, who battles the Silver Age Human Torch. The original Torch’s origin is retold. First appearance of Quasimodo. Jack Kirby cover and art. Also contains reprints of the Hulk vs. Thing battle from FF #25 and 26. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $250. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.8, none higher. From the Gary Dahlberg Collection.

93363 The Flash #199 Twin Cities pedigree (DC, 1970) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Justice League of America cameo. Gil Kane cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM9.2 value = $60. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.8, none higher. From the Gary Dahlberg Collection.

93356 Fantastic Four #73 Signed by Stan Lee and Joe Sinnott (Marvel, 1968) CGC Signature Series NM+ 9.6 White pages. Daredevil, Spider-Man, Thor, and Doctor Doom appearances. Jack Kirby cover and art. Story continued from Daredevil #38. CGC notes, “Signed by Stan Lee on 1/22/11 and Joe Sinnott on 4/15/11.” Overstreet 2011 NM9.2 value = $220. CGC census for Signature Series 1/12: 2 in 9.6, none higher.

93359 Fantastic Four #116 (Marvel, 1971) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Dr. Doom, Overmind, and Stranger appearances. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $95. CGC census 1/12: 19 in 9.6, 3 higher.

93364 Flintstones on the Rocks #nn (Dell, 1961) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Cardboard cover, high-quality paper, 116 pages. Photo of Bill Hanna and Joseph Barbera on the last page. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $150. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.4, none higher.

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93365 Four Color #1170 Three Stooges - File Copy (Dell, 1961) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white pages. Photo cover. CGC notes, “From the Random House Archives”. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $230. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.8, none higher.

93368 G.I. Combat #49 (DC, 1957) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. Jerry Grandenetti cover and art. Ross Andru and Jack Abel art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $215; VF/NM 9.0 value = $433. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, none higher. From the Keith Marlow Collection.

93371 G.I. Combat #102 (DC, 1963) CGC NM+ 9.6 Cream to offwhite pages. Jerry Grandenetti grey tone cover and art. Joe Kubert art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $325. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher. From the Keith Marlow Collection.

93374 G.I. Combat #128 (DC, 1968) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Russ Heath cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $150. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher. From the Keith Marlow Collection.

93366 G-8 and His Battle Aces #1 Pacific Coast pedigree (Gold Key, 1966) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Offwhite to white pages. Based on the pulp magazine hero. George Evans art. Painted cover. Back cover pinup. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $55. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.8, none higher.

93369 G.I. Combat #54 (DC, 1957) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. Jerry Grandenetti cover. Russ Heath, Joe Kubert, Ross Andru, and Mike Esposito art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $190. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.0, none higher. From the Keith Marlow Collection.

93372 G.I. Combat #107 (DC, 1964) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. Joe Kubert cover and art. Ross Andru art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $325. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.6, none higher. From the Keith Marlow Collection.

93375 Girl From U.N.C.L.E. #1 Pacific Coast pedigree (Gold Key, 1967) CGC NM+ 9.6 Offwhite to white pages. Stephanie Powers photo covers and pin-ups. Al McWilliams art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $120. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.6, none higher.

93367 G.I. Combat #47 (DC, 1957) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. Jerry Grandenetti cover. Ross Andru and Russ Heath art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $215. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.0, none higher. From the Keith Marlow Collection.

93370 G.I. Combat #63 (DC, 1958) CGC VF+ 8.5 Cream to offwhite pages. Joe Kubert cover. Ross Andru, Jack Abel, and Mort Drucker art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $140; VF/NM 9.0 value = $283. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, none higher. From the Keith Marlow Collection.

93373 G.I. Combat #112 (DC, 1965) CGC NM+ 9.6 Cream to offwhite pages. The Haunted Tank battles the Ghost Ace. Joe Kubert cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM9.2 value = $250. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher. From the Keith Marlow Collection.

93376 Girl From U.N.C.L.E. #2 Pacific Coast pedigree (Gold Key, 1967) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Photo front and back covers featuring Stephanie Powers. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $80. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.6, none higher.

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93377 Green Lantern #40 (DC, 1965) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. The origin of the DC Universe’s infinite Earths. Origin of the Guardians. First appearance of Krona. The Golden Age Green Lantern guest stars in his second Silver Age appearance. Doiby Dickles also appears. Gil Kane cover and art. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $763; NM- 9.2 value = $1,150. CGC census 1/12: 30 in 9.0, 50 higher.

93380 Harvey Hits #9 File Copy (Harvey, 1958) CGC VF+ 8.5 Offwhite pages. Richie Rich’s Golden Deeds. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $425; VF/NM 9.0 value = $838. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 8.5, 2 higher.

93383 The Incredible Hulk #102 (Marvel, 1968) CGC NM+ 9.6 Offwhite to white pages. First issue of the (new) series. Origin of the Hulk retold. Story continued from Tales to Astonish #101. The Warriors Three, Odin, and Enchantress all make appearances. Marie Severin cover and art. George Tuska art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $475. CGC census 1/12: 63 in 9.6, 13 higher.

93386 Journey Into Mystery #88 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. Second appearance of Loki. Jack Kirby cover, inked by Steve Ditko. Thor story penciled by Kirby. Backup features with Ditko and Don Heck art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $553. CGC census 1/12: 18 in 8.0, 42 higher.

93378 Hanna-Barbera Super TV Heroes #1 Boston pedigree (Gold Key, 1968) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Birdman, Herculoids, Mighty Mightor, and Young Samson and Goliath begin. Dan Spiegle art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $250. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.6, 1 higher.

93381 House of Mystery #143 (DC, 1964) CGC NM+ 9.6 Cream to off-white pages. J’onn J’onzz, Manhunter from Mars stories begin in this title. Dick Dillin cover. Mort Meskin art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $400. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.6, none higher.

93384 John Carter of Mars #2 Pacific Coast pedigree (Gold Key, 1964) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Highest-graded copy of the issue certified by CGC to date. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $60. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.8, none higher.

93387 Journey Into Mystery #89 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages. This early Thor issue retells his origin as rendered by the inimitable Jack Kirby on the cover and interior. Steve Ditko also contributes art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $553. CGC census 1/12: 15 in 8.0, 28 higher.

93379 Hansi, The Girl Who Loved the Swastika #nn (Spire Christian Comics, 1976) CGC NM/ MT 9.8 White pages. Al Hartley cover. This is the 39¢ edition. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $50. CGC census 1/12: 17 in 9.8, none higher.

93382 I Love Lucy #20 (Dell, 1958) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. Photo cover. Highest-graded copy of this issue certified by CGC to date. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $185. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.8, none higher.

93385 John Steele Secret Agent #1 Pacific Coast pedigree (Gold Key, 1964) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Painted cover and pin-up. Only issue of the series. Highestgraded copy certified by CGC to date. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $80. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.8, none higher.

93388 Millie the Model #148 (Atlas/Marvel, 1967) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Bill Williams and Stan Goldberg art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $60. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.8, none higher. 93389 Millie the Model #149 (Atlas/Marvel, 1967) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Bill Williams and Stan Goldberg art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $60. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.
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93390 Millie the Model #150 (Atlas/Marvel, 1967) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Bill Williams and Stan Goldberg art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $60. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher. 93391 Modeling with Millie #36 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Stan Goldberg cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $65. CGC census 1/12: 9 in 9.6, 1 higher. 93392 Modeling with Millie #47 (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Stan Goldberg cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $65. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.6, none higher. 93393 Modeling with Millie #51 (Marvel, 1966) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Stan Goldberg cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $65. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher. 93394 Modeling with Millie #53 (Marvel, 1967) CGC NM+ 9.6 Offwhite to white pages. Bill Williams cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM9.2 value = $65. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher. 93398 Our Army at War #113 Savannah pedigree (DC, 1961) CGC VF+ 8.5 Cream to off-white pages. Joe Kubert cover and art. Jack Abel art. First appearance of Wildman and Jackie Johnson. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $159; VF/NM 9.0 value = $317. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.5, none higher. From the Keith Marlow Collection. 93401 Our Army at War #133 (DC, 1963) CGC NM+ 9.6 Offwhite to white pages. Joe Kubert cover and art. Jerry Grandenetti art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $300. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher. From the Keith Marlow Collection. 93404 Our Army at War #150 (DC, 1965) CGC NM+ 9.6 Cream to off-white pages. Joe Kubert cover and art. Ross Andru art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $300. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher. From the Keith Marlow Collection. 93397 Our Army at War #96 (DC, 1960) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. Jerry Grandenetti cover. Joe Kubert, Mort Drucker, and Ross Andru art. Overstreet 2011 VF/ NM 9.0 value = $399; NM- 9.2 value = $600. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.0, none higher. From the Keith Marlow Collection. 93400 Our Army at War #126 (DC, 1963) CGC VF+ 8.5 Offwhite to white pages. Russ Heath grey tone cover. Joe Kubert and Irv Novick art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $131; VF/NM 9.0 value = $266. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 8.5, none higher. From the Keith Marlow Collection. 93403 Our Army at War #148 (DC, 1964) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Joe Kubert cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $300. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher. From the Keith Marlow Collection.

93395 Motor City Comics #1 (Rip Off Press, 1969) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages. Best copy of the first printing we’ve ever seen. Robert Crumb story, cover, and art. Fogel’s Underground Comix Price Guide NM 9.4 value = $250. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.2, none higher. 93396 Our Army at War #94 (DC, 1960) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white pages. Joe Kubert cover and art. Jerry Grandenetti art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $197. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.0, 1 higher. From the Keith Marlow Collection. 93405 Our Army at War #151 (DC, 1965) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. First appearance of Enemy Ace. Joe Kubert cover and art. Black cover issue. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $344; VF/NM 9.0 value = $697. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 8.5, 5 higher. From the Keith Marlow Collection.

93399 Our Army at War #114 (DC, 1962) CGC VF+ 8.5 Cream to off-white pages. Joe Kubert cover and art. Jack Abel and Jerry Grandenetti art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $140; VF/NM 9.0 value = $283. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 8.5, none higher. From the Keith Marlow Collection.

93402 Our Army at War #137 (DC, 1963) CGC VF/NM 9.0 White pages. Joe Kubert cover and art. Jack Abel art. Overstreet 2011 VF/ NM 9.0 value = $200; NM- 9.2 value = $300. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.0, none higher. From the Keith Marlow Collection.

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93406 Phantom #7 Pacific Coast pedigree (Gold Key, 1964) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Painted/bondage cover. Highestgraded copy certified by CGC to date. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $105. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.

93409 Rawhide Kid #37 (Marvel, 1963) CGC NM 9.4 Cream to off-white pages. Cover by Jack Kirby. Art by Dick Ayers and Gene Colan. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $155. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

93412 Scooby Doo #25 (Gold Key, 1974) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Highest-graded copy certified to date. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $60. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.8, none higher.

93415 The Shadow #1 Pacific Coast pedigree (Archie, 1964) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Story by Jerry Siegel. Overstreet 2011 NM9.2 value = $140. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.

93407 Phantom #8 Pacific Coast pedigree (Gold Key, 1964) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Painted cover by George Wilson. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $105. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.6, none higher.

93410 Rawhide Kid #40 (Marvel, 1964) CGC NM+ 9.6 Offwhite to white pages. Jack Kirby cover. Two-Gun Kid appearance. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $185. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.6, none higher.

93413 Secret Agent #1 Boston pedigree (Gold Key, 1966) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Patrick McGoohan photo cover and back cover pin-up. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $135. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 9.6, none higher.

93416 Showcase #8 The Flash (DC, 1957) CGC GD/VG 3.0 Cream to off-white pages. Second appearance of Silver Age Flash. Origin and first appearance of Captain Cold. Carmine Infantino cover and art. CGC notes, “‘Roy Thomas Aug. 26, 1961’ written on the first page in pen.” Overstreet 2011 GD 2.0 value = $840; VG 4.0 value = $1,680. CGC census 1/12: 12 in 3.0, 75 higher.

93408 Phantom #9 Pacific Coast pedigree (Gold Key, 1964) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Painted cover by George Wilson. Jack Sparling art. Highestgraded copy certified by CGC to date. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $105. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.

93411 Richie Rich #1 Riquinho Brazilian Edition - File Copy (Rio Grafica Editora, 1968) CGC VF+ 8.5 Cream to off-white pages. Published eight years after the U.S. edition. Not listed in Overstreet. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.5, none higher.

93414 Secret Agent #2 Pacific Coast pedigree (Gold Key, 1968) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. Patrick McGoohan photo cover and back cover pin-up. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $90. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.6, none higher.

93417 Showcase #27 Sea Devils (DC, 1960) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Offwhite to white pages. The origin and first appearance of Sea Devils, with a superb grey tone cover and interior art by Russ Heath. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,328; NM- 9.2 value = $2,000. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.0, 5 higher.

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93418 Showcase #82 Nightmaster - Rocky Mountain pedigree (DC, 1969) CGC NM/ MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. First appearance of Nightmaster. Joe Kubert cover. Dick Giordano art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $95. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.8, none higher.

93421 Snatch Comics #1 (Apex Novelties, 1968) CGC Qualified NM- 9.2 Cream to off-white pages. Robert Crumb cover. CGC notes, “Sticker Attached To Cover (“To Didier..Don’t Mix Water in your Whisky. — S. Clay Wilson. April in Paris.1984”) written on 4&5 page.” Fogel’s Underground Price Guide GD 2.0 value = $200; FN 6.0 value = $600; NM 9.4 value = $1,000.

93424 Star Trek #4 Twin Cities pedigree (Gold Key, 1969) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Photo Cover. Alberto Giolitti art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $300. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.8, none higher. From the Gary Dahlberg Collection.

93427 Strange Tales #114 Signed by Joe Simon and Stan Lee (Marvel, 1963) CGC Signature Series VF/NM 9.0 Cream to offwhite pages. Acrobat disguised as Captain America (first Cap appearance since 1954). First appearance Victoria Bentley. Third appearance Dr. Strange, whose series begins. Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and Dick Ayers art. CGC notes, “Signed by Joe Simon on 6/19/11 and Stan Lee on 6/25/11.” Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $635; NM- 9.2 value = $950. CGC census for Signature Series 1/12: 1 in 9.0, 1 higher.

93419 The Silver Surfer #3 (Marvel, 1968) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. First appearance of Mephisto. Contains a Watcher backup story. John Buscema cover and art. Gene Colan art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $400. CGC census 1/12: 23 in 9.6, 2 higher.

93422 Spidey Super Stories #1 (Marvel, 1974) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. John Romita cover. Win Mortimer and Mike Esposito art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $65. CGC census 1/12: 11 in 9.8, none higher.

93425 Star Trek #5 Twin Cities pedigree (Gold Key, 1969) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy photo cover. Alberto Giolitti art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $300. CGC census 1/12: 6 in 9.6, none higher. From the Gary Dahlberg Collection.

93428 The Sub-Mariner #1 (Marvel, 1968) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. John Buscema cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $450. CGC census 1/12: 102 in 9.6, 30 higher.

93420 The Silver Surfer #7 (Marvel, 1969) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Early cameo of Marvel’s Frankenstein monster. Last “Tales of the Watcher” backup feature. Last 25¢ issue. John Buscema cover and art. Sal Buscema art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $275. CGC census 1/12: 14 in 9.6, 5 higher.

93423 Star Spangled War Stories #95 (DC, 1961) CGC NM 9.4 Cream to off-white pages. Dinosaur cover. Currently the highest graded copy on the CGC census. Ross Andru and Mike Esposito cover and art. Russ Heath and Jack Abel art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $400. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher. From the Keith Marlow Collection.

93426 Star Wars Group of 11 CGC-Graded issues (Marvel, 1978-82) CGC NM/MT 9.8. Includes issues #8-10, 13, 15, 39, 44, 57-59, and 62. All CGC 9.8, all white pages except #59 (off-white to white). Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value for group = $152.

93429 Superman #156 Twin Cities pedigree (DC, 1962) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. Batman, Legion of Super-Heroes, Supergirl, and Krypto appearances. Curt Swan cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $260. CGC census 1/12: 3 in 9.4, 2 higher. From the Gary Dahlberg Collection.

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93430 Superman #181 Boston pedigree (DC, 1965) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. First “2965” story. Curt Swan cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $150. CGC census 1/12: 10 in 9.6, 5 higher.

93433 Superman Annual #6 (DC, 1962) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Superman Family back cover pin-up. Curt Swan art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $315. CGC census 1/12: 4 in 9.4, 1 higher.

93436 Tales of the Unexpected #40 (DC, 1959) CGC VF 8.0 Cream pages. Space Ranger begins. Bob Brown cover and art. Jim Mooney art. Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $884. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 8.0, 3 higher.

93439 Teen Timers #7 Mile High pedigree (Graphic Information Service, 1958) CGC VF 8.0 Offwhite to white pages. This is the only copy of this issue certified by CGC to date. Not currently listed in Overstreet. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 8.0, none higher. From the Chuck Rozanski Collection.

93431 Superman #184 (DC, 1966) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. Contains Secrets of the Fortress of Solitude. Curt Swan cover. Al Plastino art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $150. CGC census 1/12: 11 in 9.4, 8 higher.

93434 Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane #79 Twin Cities pedigree (DC, 1967) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. Neal Adams cover. Kurt Schaffenberger art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $90. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.8, none higher. From the Gary Dahlberg Collection.

93437 Tales to Astonish #36 (Marvel, 1962) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages. The third appearance of Ant-Man. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $1,395; NM- 9.2 value = $2,100. CGC census 1/12: 10 in 9.0, 7 higher.

93440 Thor #127 Rocky Mountain pedigree Signed by Stan Lee (Marvel, 1966) CGC Signature Series NM+ 9.6 White pages. First appearance of Pluto. Jack Kirby cover and art. CGC notes, “Signed by Stan Lee on 1/22/11.” Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $200. CGC census for Signature Series 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.

93432 Superman #194 (DC, 1967) CGC NM 9.4 Cream to off-white pages. Lex Luthor appearance. Curt Swan cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $150. CGC census 1/12: 5 in 9.4, 7 higher.

93435 Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane #113 Twin Cities pedigree (DC, 1971) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. Giant size issue. Contains two previously unpublished Golden Age Flash art. Dick Giordano cover. Joe Kubert art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $95. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.8, none higher. From the Gary Dahlberg Collection.

93438 Tales to Astonish #36 Signed by Stan Lee (Marvel, 1962) CGC Signature Series VF- 7.5 White pages. The third appearance of Ant-Man. Jack Kirby cover and art. Steve Ditko art. CGC notes, “Signed by Stan Lee on 7/24/11.” Overstreet 2011 VF 8.0 value = $689. CGC census for Signature Series 1/12: 1 in 7.5, 1 higher.

93441 Uncle Scrooge #180 File Copy (Whitman, 1980) CGC NM/ MT 9.8 White pages. Beagle Boys appearance. Distributed in multipacks only. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $120. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.8, none higher.

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93442 World’s Finest Comics #102 (DC, 1959) CGC NM 9.4 Cream to off-white pages. Superman, Batman, and Robin cover by Curt Swan. Tommy Tomorrow stories begin. Overstreet 2011 NM9.2 value = $285. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.4, none higher.

93445 World’s Finest Comics #141 (DC, 1964) CGC NM+ 9.6 Offwhite to white pages. First Jimmy Olsen/Robin team-up. Text feature announces new direction. Curt Swan cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $135. CGC census 1/12: 5 in 9.6, none higher.

93448 World’s Finest Comics #164 (DC, 1967) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Brainiac appearance. Curt Swan and George Klein cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $75. CGC census 1/12: 5 in 9.6, 2 higher.

93451 X-Men #70 (Marvel, 1971) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Fifty-two pages. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $140. CGC census 1/12: 12 in 9.6, 1 higher.

93443 World’s Finest Comics #130 (DC, 1962) CGC NM 9.4 Offwhite to white pages. Superman and Batman story with Jim Mooney art. Green Arrow story with Lee Elias art. Aquaman story with Ramona Fradon art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $135. CGC census 1/12: 7 in 9.4, 2 higher.

93446 World’s Finest Comics #142 Twin Cities pedigree (DC, 1964) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Origin and first appearance of the Composite Superman. Curt Swan cover and art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $135. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher. From the Gary Dahlberg Collection.

93449 X-Men #1 (Marvel, 1963) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Cream to off-white pages. Origin and first appearance of the X-Men (the Angel, the Beast, Cyclops, Iceman, and Marvel Girl). First appearances of Professor X and Magneto. Jack Kirby cover and art. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $1,700; FN 6.0 value = $2,550. CGC census 1/12: 108 in 5.0, 424 higher.

93452 X-Men #72 (Marvel, 1971) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Reprints X-Men #21. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $120. CGC census 1/12: 16 in 9.6, 2 higher.

93444 World’s Finest Comics #136 (DC, 1963) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Art by Jim Mooney and Lee Elias. Overstreet 2011 NM9.2 value = $135. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.

93453 X-Men #73 (Marvel, 1971) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages. Bill Everett cover. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $120. CGC census 1/12: 5 in 9.6, none higher. 93447 World’s Finest Comics #153 Boston pedigree (DC, 1965) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Lex Luthor appearance. Curt Swan and Sheldon Moldoff art. Swan and George Klein art. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $90. CGC census 1/12: 7 in 9.6, 1 higher. 93450 X-Men #28 (Marvel, 1967) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. First appearance of the Banshee and the Ogre. Mimic appearance. Werner Roth cover. Dick Ayers and Roth art. Beautifully bright inks and an amazingly sharp spine! Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $420. CGC census 1/12: 16 in 9.6, 4 higher.

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93454 X-Men #76 (Marvel, 1972) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Gil Kane cover. Overstreet 2011 NM9.2 value = $120. CGC census 1/12: 5 in 9.4, 4 higher.

93457 Dagwood #1-96 Bound Volumes (Harvey, 1950-58). These are file copies of Dagwood #1-96 that have been trimmed and bound into a set of eight hardcover volumes. There is significant heavy tearing to issues #2-4; otherwise, comics are in nice condition with bright covers, supple pages, mild wear, and mild to moderate tanning with some signs of brittleness. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value for comics = $900.

93455 X-Men #78 (Marvel, 1972) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. Reprints X-Men #30. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $130. CGC census 1/12: 5 in 9.8, none higher.

Bound volumes

93456 Archie Comics #13-18 Bound Volume (Archie, 1945-46). Issue #13 has a tear to the front cover; otherwise, the comics are in nice condition with bright covers, supple pages, and mild wear and tanning. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value for group = $1,428.

93458 Daredevil #1-112 Bound Volumes (Marvel, 196474). Copies of the first 112 issues, trimmed and bound into a set of seven hardcover volumes. Highlights include the origin and first appearance of Daredevil, the first appearance of his classic red costume, and the first appearances of Foggy Nelson, Karen Page, the Owl, the Purple Man, StiltMan, Gladiator, the Jester, and the Exterminator. Art by Gene Colan, Jack Kirby, John Romita Sr., Wally Wood, and others. The comics are in nice condition with bright covers, supple pages, and mild wear. Most of the ‘60s-era issues have significant browning. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value for comics = $2,250.

93459 Dell Giant Comics Bound Volumes (Dell, 1950s-’60s). File copies of Dell Giants #21-36 (with a duplicate of the volume containing #25-28), Abraham Lincoln Life Story #1, Bugs Bunny County Fair #1, Bugs Bunny’s Christmas Funnies #9, Bugs Bunny’s Halloween Fun #3, Bugs Bunny Halloween Parade #2, Bugs Bunny Vacation Funnies #9, Davy Crockett King of the Wild Frontier #1, Donald Duck Beach Party #5 and 6, Donald Duck Fun Book #1 and 2, Marge’s Tubby and Clubhouse Pals #1, Marge’s Lulu and Tubby Halloween Fun #2 and 6, Nancy and Sluggo Travel Time #1, Silly Symphonies #9, Tom and Jerry Picnic Time #1, Tom and Jerry Summer Fun #1-4, Tom and Jerry’s Toy Fair #1, and Walt Disney Summer Fun #2 that have been trimmed and bound into a set of nine hardcover volumes. The binding on two of the volumes has started to come loose, without overtly affecting the contents; otherwise, the comics are in nice condition with glossy covers, supple pages, mild wear, and mild to moderate tanning. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value for comics = $1,070.

93461 Joe Palooka Comics #1-98 Bound Volumes (Harvey, 1945-56). Harvey file copies of Joe Palooka #1-98 that have been trimmed and bound into a set of eight hardcover volumes as reference books for the Harvey editorial department. The spines of the volumes have faded, and some of the binding has begun to separate from the contents, damaging and in some cases causing separation of the front covers of the front issues; otherwise, the comics are in nice condition with glossy covers, supple pages, mild wear, and mild to moderate tanning. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value for comics = $1,950.

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93462 Squa Tront #6 (Jerry Weist, 1975) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. Special Bernie Krigstein issue. Krigstein interview, bibliography, cover, and art. Art Spiegelman text. Not listed in Overstreet. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

93460 Famous Funnies #205212 Bound Volume (Eastern Color, 1953-54). Copies of Famous Funnies #205-212 that have been trimmed and bound into a hardcover volume. Issues #209-212 feature Buck Rogers covers by Frank Frazetta. The binding has begun to separate from the contents, causing the front cover of issue #205 to separate from the book; otherwise, the comics are in very nice condition with bright covers, supple pages, and some tanning, wear, and light moisture damage. Overstreet VG 4.0 value for group = $1,900.

93463 Squa Tront #7 (Jerry Weist, 1977) CGC NM 9.4 White pages. “Lucky Fights It Through” 16-page comic insert with art by Harvey Kurtzman. Roy Krenkel, Al Williamson, Jack Davis, Bernie Krigstein, and Bill Elder art. Not listed in Overstreet. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.4, none higher.
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93464 Squa Tront #8 (Jerry Weist, 1978) CGC NM/MT 9.8 White pages. 1972 EC Convention: The Horror Panel transcripts. Jack Davis cover and art. Al Williamson, Al Feldstein, Roy Krenkel, George Evans, and Wally Wood art. Not listed in Overstreet. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.8, none higher.

93467 Worst From Mad #10 (EC, 1967) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Includes Mad Bumper Sticker bonus. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $105. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, 3 higher.

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93470 Astounding Stories - March 1930 (Street & Smith, 1930) Condition: VG+. Third issue of the title, featuring “Brigands of the Moon” by Ray Cummings. Cover by Hans Wesso. Comlpete covers and spines. Tape to the head and tail of spine, some tanning and slight brittleness to the page edges. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps VG value = $250.

93473 Complete Stories V41#1 (Street & Smith, 1936) Condition: FN-. August 1936 issue, featuring “The Country of the Knife” by Robert E. Howard. Glossy cover with two small tape repairs to interior of front cover, spine complete except for very small area of chipping at the tail, and supple off-white pages. Trimmed. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps FN value = $200.

93465 Squa Tront #9 (Jerry Weist, 1983) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Al Feldstein, Bill Elder, Harvey Kurtzman, and Bill Gaines interviews. Johnny Craig painted cover and art. Wally Wood and Al Feldstein art. A stunning copy. Not listed in Overstreet. CGC census 1/12: 1 in 9.6, none higher.

93468 Ace-High Detective Magazine V1#1 (Popular Publications, 1936) Condition: FN-. A copy of the August 1936 debut issue of the weird menace title. Glossy, complete, and unfaded covers and spine, supple cream pages with a few instances of flaking along the edges. Some trimming. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps FN value = $350.

93471 Complete Detective #1 and 2 Group (Red Circle, 1938) Condition: Average FN-. Includes the May and August 1938 issues. Classic covers by Norman Saunders. Contents include Hugh B. Cave and G. T. Fleming-Roberts. Complete covers and spine, and supple cream pages with some instances of flaking. Trimmed. Approximate Bookery’s Guide to Pulps value for group = $450.

93474 Doc Savage - August 1933 (Street & Smith, 1933) Condition: FN-. “The Red Skull”. Cover by Walter Baumhofer. Complete and uncreased cover, complete and unfaded spine, supple pages with mild tanning and no apparent brittleness. Some mild chipping to the cover edges. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps FN value = $600.

93466 Worst From Mad #2 (EC, 1959) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. “Meet Staff of Mad” 33 1/3 rpm record is included. Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $580. CGC census 1/12: 2 in 9.4, 2 higher.

93469 Airplane Stories V1#4 (Ramer Reviews, Inc., 1929) Condition: FN. A very nice copy of an early issue of the title. Bedsheet format. World War I cover by Rudolph Belarski. Bookery’s lists as “rare”. Bright and complete covers and spine, supple cream pages. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps FN value = $250.

93472 Complete Detective Group (Western Fiction, 193839) Condition: Average VG/FN. Includes the November 1938 and May 1939 issues. Complete covers and spines. Some edge trimming. Approximate Bookery’s Guide to Pulps value for group = $200.

93475 Doc Savage Pulp Group (Street & Smith, 1934) Condition: Average VG/FN. Includes the March, May, July, August, and September 1934 issues. Covers by Walter Baumhofer. All have complete covers with only minor creasing, complete and unfaded spines, and supple pages. Some instances of mild chipping, creasing, tearing, and/or trimming to the edges. Approximate Bookery’s Guide to Pulps value for group = $775.

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93476 Doc Savage - July 1933 (Street & Smith, 1933) Condition: FN-. “Pirate of the Pacific”. Cover by Walter Baumhofer. Complete cover, complete and unfaded spine, supple cream to off-white pages, and no apparent brittleness. The edges have been trimmed. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps FN value = $700.

93479 Eerie Mysteries V1#1 (Magazine Publishers Inc., 1938) Condition: FN-. Debut issue. Cover by Norman Saunders. Glossy and complete covers and spine, and supple cream to off-white pages. Trimmed along the top. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps FN value = $250.

93482 The Magic Carpet Magazine Group (Popular Fiction, 1933) Condition: Average VG/ FN. Includes the April and October 1933 issues. Covers by Margaret Brundage. Contents include Hugh B. Cave, Seabury Quinn, H. BedfordJones, and others. Complete covers and spines; pages are largely supple with some browning and signs of brittleness along the edges. Approximate Bookery’s Guide to Pulps value for group = $450.

93485 Assorted Spicy Pulps Group (Various, 1935) Condition: Average FN. Includes the January 1937 Gay Parisienne (classic cover by Enoch Bolles) and October 1935 and September 1937 Bedtime Stories. All have glossy black-andwhite pages with full-page photo portraits. Gorgeous copies with complete covers and spines, bright and glossy covers, and supple cream to off-white pages. Approximate Bookery’s Guide to Pulps value for group = $300.

93477 Doc Savage - September 1933 (Street & Smith, 1933) Condition: VG/FN. “The Lost Oasis”. Cover by Walter Baumhofer. Complete cover, complete and unfaded spine, and supple pages with mild tanning. Interior front cover reinforced with tape. Trimmed edges. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps VG value = $250; FN value = $500.

93480 Horror Stories #1 and 2 Group (Popular, 1935) Condition: Average VG/FN. Includes the first two issues of the title. Contents include Paul Ernst and Ray Cummings. Complete and unfaded covers and spines, and supple pages. Some instances of chipping and trimming to the covers. Approximate Bookery’s Guide to Pulps value for group = $575.

93483 The Magic Carpet Magazine V3#3 (Popular Fiction, 1933) Condition: FN-. Features “The Lion of Tiberius” by Robert E. Howard, plus stories by Seabury Quinn and Paul Ernst. Cover by J. Allen St. John. Complete cover and spine, and supple light tan pages. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps FN value = $400.

93486 Uncanny Stories/Ten Detective Aces Group (Various, 1941-45). Includes the April 1941 Uncanny Stories (first and only issue, cover by Alex Schomburg, interior art by Schomburg and Jack Kirby - VG/FN) and January 1945 Ten Detective Aces (FN-). Complete spines and covers, supple pages. Trimmed. Approximate Bookery’s Guide to Pulps value for group = $150.

93478 Dr. Yen Sin #3 (Popular, 1936) Condition: FN-. Final issue. Cover by Jerome Rozen. Bright and complete covers and spine, offwhite pages. Top edge trimmed. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps FN value = $400.

93481 Jungle Stories #1 and 2 Group (Fiction House, 1938-39) Condition: Average FN-. Includes the Winter 1938 and Summer 1939 issues, featuring the first two appearances of the jungle hero Ki-Gor, one of the more successful Tarzan derivatives. Glossy, bright, and complete covers and spines, supple off-white pages, and trimming along the top edges. Approximate Bookery’s Guide to Pulps value for group = $400.

93484 Marvel Tales/Marvel Science Stories #1 Group (Red Circle, 1938-39). Includes the December 1939 Marvel Tales (classic cover - FN-) and August 1938 Marvel Science Stories (cover by Norman Saunders - VG/FN with browning and flaking to the edges of the pages, which are otherwise off-white). Both are debut issues. Complete spines and covers, supple pages. Trimmed. Approximate Bookery’s Guide to Pulps value for group = $375.
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93487 Assorted Detective Pulps Group (Various, 1937-38) Condition: Average FN-. Includes the March 1937 Star Detective (bondage cover), October 1937 Thrilling Detective (bondage cover by Norman Saunders), and November 1938 Detective Mysteries (only issue of the title). Complete covers and spines, and supple cream to off-white pages. Trimmed. Approximate Bookery’s Guide to Pulps value for group = $475.

93490 Pete Rice Magazine V1#1 (Street & Smith, 1933) Condition: FN-. Fantastic copy of the debut issue of the western pulp. Cover by Doc Savage cover artist Walter M. Baumhofer. Complete, glossy, and unfaded covers and spine, and supple cream pages. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps FN value = $350.

93493 Romantic Detective Group (Trojan Publishing, 1938). Includes the April (VG+) and August (H. J. Ward cover - FN-) 1938 issues. Complete spines and covers, supple pages. Some trimming. Approximate Bookery’s Guide to Pulps value for group = $275.

93496 Shadow V3#2 (Street & Smith, 1932) Condition: VG+. Cover by George Rozen. Complete covers and spine, supple cream pages with some tanning and/or soiling along the edges but only minor flaking. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps VG value = $350.

93488 Mystery Adventures Magazine Group (Fiction Magazines, 1936-37) Condition: Average VG. Includes the December 1936 and February 1937 (has a spine split repaired with glue) issues. Covers and spins almost complete, supple cream to light tan pages. Approximate Bookery’s Guide to Pulps value for group = $350.

93491 Pirate Stories V1#1 (Adventure Publications, 1934) Condition: FN-. Debut issue of the extremely short-lived title, the first we’ve ever had a chance to offer. Bright and complete covers and spine, supple pages, some trimming to bottom edges. Cream to off-white pages. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps FN value = $250.

93494 Saucy Movie Tales August 1936 (Movie Digest, 1936) Condition: VG/FN. A great copy from a scarce title. Cover by Norman Saunders. Compete cover and spine, supple off-white pages. Some fading to the cover. Top edges trimmed. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $400; FN 6.0 value = $800.

93497 Shadow V10#4 (Street & Smith, 1934) Condition: FN. Cover by George Rozen. Bright, unfaded, and complete covers and spines, and supple off-white pages. Small area of water damage to back cover. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps FN value = $300.

93489 The Octopus March 1939 (Popular, 1939) Condition: VG. The only issue of the title. Complete covers and spine, supple cream to off-white pages. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps VG value = $375.

93492 Red Star Mystery Group (Frank A. Munsey Company, 1940) Condition: Average VG. First three issues of the four-issue series. Includes the June, August (has lengthy cover tear along spine repaired with glue), and October 1940 issues, all with cover stories featuring Don Diavolo, the Scarlet Wizard. Covers by H. J. Ward. Complete covers and spines, and supple cream pages. Some trimming, and tanning along spines. Approximate Bookery’s Guide to Pulps value for group = $300.

93495 Shadow V2#6 (Street & Smith, 1932) Condition: VG+. Silver background cover by George Rozen. Complete covers and spine, with some small tape repairs to both. Supple cream pages with some flaking along the edges. Trimmed. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps VG value = $350.

93498 Shadow V11#2 (Street & Smith, 1934) Condition: FN. Cover by George Rozen. Bright, unfaded, and complete covers and spine, and supple off-white pages. Some handwriting in pencil on the front cover. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps FN value = $300.

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Includes the February and April 1940 issues — the only two of the short-lived title. Complete spines and covers, supple pages. Some browning and chipping. Trimmed. Approximate Bookery’s Guide to Pulps value for group = $250.

93499 Shadow V13#3 (Street & Smith, 1935) Condition: FN. George Rozen cover. Complete covers and spine, supple off-white pages, some handwriting in pencil on front cover. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps FN value = $250.

93502 Spicy Detective Stories Group (Culture, 1940-41) Condition: Average VG+. Includes the April 1940 and June 1941 (scarce) issues. Complete spines and covers, supple pages. Some browning and brittleness. Approximate Bookery’s Guide to Pulps value for group = $450.

93505 The Spider - December 1937 (Popular, 1937) Condition: FN-. Complete, bright covers; complete, unfaded spine; supple off-white pages. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps FN value = $250.

93500 Spicy Adventure Stories Group (Culture, 193739) Condition: Average VG/FN. Includes the September 1937 and September 1937 (white to cream pages) issues. Contents include Laurence Donovan and Robert Leslie Bellem. Complete covers and spines, supple pages. Some trimming to cover edges. Approximate Bookery’s Guide to Pulps value for group = $450.

93503 Spicy Detective Stories Group (Culture, 1940-42) Condition: Average VG+. Includes the October 1940 and April 1942 issues. Complete spines and covers, supple pages. Some browning and brittleness to the front and back pages. Trimmed. Approximate Bookery’s Guide to Pulps value for group = $450.

93506 The Spider - January 1940 (Popular, 1940) Condition: FN-. Classic cover by H. L. Parkhurst. Complete covers. Complete brightred spine. Supple pages, off-white with some browning along the top edges. Trimmed cover edges. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps FN value = $300.

93509 Startling Stories Box Lot (Standard, 1942-54) Condition: Average FN-. Full long box includes 45 issues of the sci-fi pulp title, in overall very nice condition with bright, glossy, and complete covers and spines and supple pages. Contents include works by Clark Ashton Smith, Edmond Hamilton, Arthur C. Clark, E. E. “Doc” Smith, Richard Matheson, and Frank Herbert. Many have been trimmed. Approximate Bookery’s Guide to Pulps value for group = $750.

93501 Spicy Detective Stories Group (Culture, 1938-42) Condition: Average VG-. Includes the January and May 1938, August 1941, and (scarce) July 1942 issues. Complete spines and covers, supple pages. Some browning and brittleness to the front and back pages. Some chipping and/or soiling. Trimmed. Approximate Bookery’s Guide to Pulps value for group = $675.

93504 Spicy Western Stories Group (Culture, 1937-41) Condition: Average VG/FN. Includes the May 1937 and March 1941 issues. Contents include stories by Laurence Donovan and E. Hoffman Price. Complete covers and spines, supple pages. Some mild chipping to page edges, some trimming to cover edges. Approximate Bookery’s Guide to Pulps value for group = $200.

93507 The Spider - September 1939 (Popular, 1939) Condition: FN-. Classic cover. Complete glossy covers; complete, unfaded spine; supple off-white pages. Trimmed along the top. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps FN value = $300.

93510 Strange Detective Mysteries V1#1 (Popular, 1937) Condition: FN-. Almost-perfect copy of the debut issue. Contents include Norvell Page and Paul Ernst. Bright, glossy, and complete covers and spine, and white to off-white pages. Only some pencil marks to contents page and trimming to top and bottom edges keep it from grading FN or better. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps FN value = $250.

93508 Startling Mystery Magazine Group (Fictioneers Inc., 1940) Condition: Average VG-.
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93511 Terror Tales #1 (Popular, 1934) Condition: VG/FN. A copy of the September 1934 debut issue of the weird menace title, with a classic cover and works by Hugh Cave and G. T. Fleming-Roberts. Complete and unfaded covers and spine, supple off-white pages. The edges have been trimmed. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps VG value = $300; FN value = $600.

93514 Thrilling Mystery Group (Standard, 1936). Included are the March (FN- with cream pages), June (includes “Black Wind Blowing” by Robert E. Howard - FN- with off-white pages), and August (VG/FN with tan pages and some chipping) 1936 issues. Complete covers and spines, glossy covers, and supple pages. Some trimming. Approximate Bookery’s Guide to Pulps value for group = $575.

93517 Weird Tales April ‘27 (Popular Fiction, 1927) Condition: VG. Includes “Explorers to Infinity pt. 1” by Ray Cummings. Cover by C. C. Senf. Complete and unfaded covers and spine, tan pages with some flaking. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps VG value = $175.

93520 Weird Tales Group (Popular Fiction, 1935-39) Condition: Average FN-. Includes the April 1935 (“Out of the Eons” by H. P. Lovecraft, Margaret Brundage cover) and August 1939 (“Almuric” pt. 3 by Robert E. Howard, Virgil Finlay cover). Complete covers, supple pages. Complete, deep red spines. Trimmed; otherwise, in FN condition. Approximate Bookery’s Guide to Pulps value for group = $225.

93512 Thrilling Mystery Group (Standard, 1935-36) Condition: Average FN-. Includes the October 1935 (first issue, classic cover) and September and November 1936 issues. Complete spines and covers, supple pages. Some trimming. Approximate Bookery’s Guide to Pulps value for group = $600.

93515 Thrilling Mystery Group (Standard, 1938-43) Condition: Average VG/FN. Includes the May and July 1938, September 1939, and June 1943 (Green Ghost story) issues. Assorted horror, bondage, and weird menace covers. Complete spines and covers, supple off-white pages. Some trimming. Approximate Bookery’s Guide to Pulps value for group = $400.

93518 Weird Tales February ‘29 (Popular Fiction, 1929) Condition: VG/FN. Contents by Edmond Hamilton, Paul Ernst, Seabury Quinn, and Donald Wandrei. Cover by Hugh Rankin. Complete and unfaded covers and spines, supple off-white pages with some soiling along the edges. Untrimmed. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps VG value = $125; FN value = $250.

93521 The Whisperer V1#1 (Street & Smith, 1936) Condition: FN-. Debut issue. Complete covers, small piece missing from tail of spine, supple off-white pages, tanning to cover interiors. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps FN value = $300.

93513 Thrilling Mystery Group (Standard, 1936-37) Condition: Average VG/FN. Includes the December 1936 and March (featuring “The Man-Eater” by Algernon Blackwood) and June 1937 issues. Complete spines and covers, and supple pages. Some chipping and/ or soiling. Trimmed. Approximate Bookery’s Guide to Pulps value for group = $400.

93516 Thrilling Mystery #1 (Standard, 1935) Condition: VG/ FN. Debut issue. Classic cover by Rafael DeSoto. Complete and unfaded covers and spine, supple off-white pages. Trimmed along bottom edge. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $175; FN 6.0 value = $350.

93519 Weird Tales Group (Popular Fiction, 1933-38) Condition: Average VG/FN. Includes the July 1933 and March 1938 issues. Covers by Margaret Brundage. Contents include Robert E. Howard, Seabury Quinn, Clark Ashton Smith, H. P. Lovecraft, and others. Complete covers and spines, supple pages. Minimal fading to the spines. Some browning and brittleness to the outer pages. Trimmed. Approximate Bookery’s Guide to Pulps value for group = $300.

93522 Wu Fang - March 1936 (Popular, 1936) Condition: VG. Final issue of the off-beat weird menace title. Story by Robert J. Hogan. Cover by Jerome Rozen. Complete and unfaded covers and spine; tanning an a few edge tears to the pages, which show very little brittleness. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps VG value = $400.

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93523 Wu Fang - November 1935 (Popular, 1935) Condition: FN-. Cover by Jerome Rozen. Story by Robert J. Hogan. Complete and unfaded covers and spine, light tan but supple pages. Bottom edge trimmed. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps FN value = $600.

93526 Big Little Book #1158 Betty Boop (Whitman, 1935) Condition: VF-. Betty Boop in “Miss Gulliver’s Travels”. 288 pages. Overstreet lists as “scarce”. Overstreet 2011 FN 6.0 value = $250; VF 8.0 value = $700.

93529 Batman 6 Ft. Cardboard Standee (DC, 1966). Murphy Anderson-designed life-size standee, used to promote All Star Dairies. Folded, with partially torn area along left elbow; overall condition FN+. Hake’s Pop Culture Memorabilia Price Guide FN value = $225; NM value = $400.

93532 Batman Bullhorn Carded Toy (Bayshore Industries, 1966). Black plastic “bullhorn” with Batman logo and image on card. Missing reed insert mouthpiece, otherwise complete and in Very Good condition. Not listed in Hake’s, but a complete carded example recently sold for $379.50 online. From the Ben Novack, Jr. Estate Collection.

93524 Wu Fang - October 1935 (Popular, 1935) Condition: FN-. Bondage cover by Jerome Rozen. Content includes Robert J. Hogan and Paul Ernst. Bright, complete covers and spine, supple off-white pages with a mild amount of tanning along the bottom edges. Bookery’s Guide to Pulps FN value = $600.

93527 Batman Trojan Clipper Binoculars (Fee and Stemwedel, c. 1940s). Vintage pair of small size binoculars, in a worn black leather case. The case has a painted 1.5” x 1.75” Batman and Robin image, based on the cover art to Batman #9. The art is badly faded, but appears to have been painted on by the manufacturer, and not a 1944 decal, making this one of the earliest Batman-related products. The binoculars have no Batman markings. In overall VG condition. From the Ben Novack, Jr. Estate Collection.

93530 Batman All Star Dairies Homogenized Milk Sign (DC, 1966). Heavy paper sign measuring 24” x 44”, in Excellent condition. Not listed in Hake’s, but two other similar signs for All Star Dairies are listed with a NM value of $300 each.

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93533 Batman and Robin Periscope (Bar-Zim, 1966). Cardboard and plastic play 19” periscope with mirror viewers. Item was originally sold without a box, but this comes with custom-made Plexiglas tube holder. In Fine condition. Not listed in Hake’s. From the Ben Novack, Jr. Estate Collection.

93525 Big Little Book #1119 Betty Boop (Whitman, 1934) Condition: VF+. Betty Boop in Snow White. Hardcover edition, 240 pages. Overstreet 2011 VF/NM 9.0 value = $600.

93528 Batman and Robin Numbered Pencil and Paint Set (Hasbro, 1965). Rare pre-TV show item (box features great die-cut Batman without the yellow oval around his Bat-emblem), still shrinkwrapped in original box. Complete and unused, in Excellent condition. Not listed in Hake’s. From the Ben Novack, Jr. Estate Collection.

93531 Batman and Robin Ceramic Bookends (1966). Nice set of heavy bookends, each with Batman or Robin posed in front of building and Batmobile. Each bookend stands approximately 6.5” tall. Marked with National Periodical Publications 1966 copyright notice. No major chips, but some minor paint loss, particularly on Robin’s “R” emblem. Overall condition Fine. Not listed in Hake’s. From the Ben Novack, Jr. Estate Collection.

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93537 Batman Batmobile Slot Car in Box (Classic Industries Inc., 93534 Batman Plastic Flicker 1966). Original 1966 1:24 scale Ring Group (1966). Set of twelve “ready race” Batmobile slot car, silver-base plastic Flicker Rings, plus in die-cut store box. Car appears a vending machine Lenticular dis- unused in Excellent condition; box play sign (5” x 4” “Member Batman is in VG, with tears and tape repair. Ring Club” sign), and an uncut 1.5” Not listed in Hake’s, but car alone x 2.75” Flicker Miniature Pictures usually sells for $300 online. From piece with six different sets of the Ben Novack, Jr. Estate Collection. scenes, showing Batman and Robin, the Riddler, the Joker, the Penguin, etc. All items are in Excellent condition. Rings are housed in black leatherette box. Hake’s Pop Culture Memorabilia Price Guide NM value for each ring = $40; NM value for individual Miniature Pictures = $18. From the Ben Novack, Jr. Estate 93538 Batman Trace-a-graph Collection. Drawing Unit and Kit (Emenee, 1966). Boxed plastic electric light table with attached pencil box (colored pencils and sharpener included) and Batman decal, plus a packet of tracing sheets. In overall Fine condition, with some minor wear to the box and kit envelope. Not listed in Hake’s. From the Ben 93535 Batman Child’s Charm Novack, Jr. Estate Collection. Bracelet and Watch Group (1966). Includes two different Batman enameled metal charm bracelets on original store cards, and a plastic play Bat-Watch on a colorful blister card. All items in Excellent condition. None are listed in Hake’s. From the Ben Novack, Jr. Estate Collection. 93539 Batman Puppet Theatre Playset (Ideal Toy Corp., 1966). Rare Sears-exclusive set. Includes unassembled cardboard Batman Theatre and three plastic-head hand puppets, Batman, Robin, and the Joker (an exclusive item available only with this set). Also includes original instruction sheet. Some minor water damage has affected the original shipping box and instruction sheet, but cardboard items and puppets remain in Excellent unused condition. Not listed in Hake’s, but the Joker puppet alone is offered for over $600 on eBay. From the Ben Novack, Jr. Estate Collection.

93540 Batman Play Suit Boxed Set (Berwick, 1966). British-made child’s play suit, in original box. Box shows considerable wear, with top missing one side panel; suit appears in Excellent unused condition. Not listed in Hake’s. From the Ben Novack, Jr. Estate Collection.

93543 Batman and Related Collector Figure Group (DC Direct, 2007). Group of six deluxe boxed figures, including Batman, Batman Classic, Batgirl Classic, Batgirl Variant (black costume), Supergirl Classic, and Black Canary. All are in Excellent unopened condition. Not listed in Hake’s; individual boxed figures commonly sell online from $45 up to $350 apiece. From the Ben Novack, Jr. Estate Collection.

93541 Batman Forever Batarang Prop Signed by Val Kilmer (1995). Impressive metallicpainted resin prop, signed in silver marker by Batman actor Val Kilmer, and housed in an elaborate wood and glass box (with a few minor surface scratches). A color photo print of Kilmer signing the prop accompanies the lot. Also included: a Batman and Robin (1997) Bat-logo mousepad, and a small wood/metal Batman Batarang display, stamped on back with a DC 2001 copyright, #740/1,000. All items are in Excellent condition unless noted. From the Ben Novack, Jr. Estate Collection.

93544 Batman and the Joker Porcelain Bust Limited Edition Group (DC Direct, 2008). Kolby Jukes designed these two 1:2 scale cold cast porcelain busts, which feature cloth and leather costume highlights. The Batman bust is #529/900. There is a small glue stain along the lower edge of the cloth, and a small color chip has occurred above Batman’s mouth; otherwise, it’s in Excellent condition. The Joker is #829/1,000, and features a plastic flower and real buttons on his shirt and vest. Excellent condition. Not listed in Hake’s, but these are usually offered online for $295 each. From the Ben Novack, Jr. Estate Collection.

93536 Batman TV Cape with Badge and Mask (B & K Enterprises c. 1966). Still-sealed packaged cape, “Charter Member Batman & Robin Society” 3.5” pinback button, and domino-style mask set. Plastic wrap shows age, and paper insert has a few minor storage dings, but contents remain in Excellent condition. Not listed in Hake’s. From the Ben Novack, Jr. Estate Collection.

93542 Batman Movie Poster Autographed Group (2005-08). Set of two one sheet (27” x 41”) original release movie posters, one for Batman Begins with color marker autographs from stars Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Ken Watanabe, Katie Holmes, Liam Neeson, Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Cillian Murphy, Tom Wilkinson, director Christopher Nolan, screenwriter David S. Goyer, and composer Hans Zimmer (with COA, giving detailed listings of how and where the autographs were obtained); plus one for The Dark Knight, signed by Heath Ledger, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, and Morgan Freeman (also with COA). Both posters are double-sided in special frames, and are in Excellent condition. From the Ben Novack, Jr. Estate Collection.

93545 Batman Robin and Batgirl Adult Costume Group (undated). Professionally made adult costumes for Batman (1966 TV style, includes cape, shirt, pants, and leather boots, size unknown); Robin (medium-size tee shirt and lace-up cloth vest), and Batgirl (onepiece body suit, cape, gloves, and size 7 1/2 leather boots. Items, especially both pairs of boots, appear in Excellent unused condition. From the Ben Novack, Jr. Estate Collection.

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93546 Buck Rogers Rocket Pistol XZ-35 (Daisy, 1935). The so-called “Wilma’s Gun,” with black finish and cocking handle. Some areas of light rust, but overall in FN/ VF condition. Hake’s Pop Culture Memorabilia Price Guide FN value = $300

93549 Mickey Mouse Ring Quoits Boxed Game (Chad Valley, 1930s). Early Disney ring-toss game, made in England. Game board appears VF, but metal hooks have some rust; one rubber ring is broken. Box is in GD. Not listed in Hake’s.

93552 Mickey Mouse Watch in Birthday Box (US Time/Ingersoll, c. 1950). Plastic band Mickey Mouse wristwatch in original box, which features an image of Bongo Bear, from Fun and Fancy Free (1947), alongside Mickey, Donald, Pinocchio, and others. Box includes 4-page instruction booklet. The watch is in Excellent condition: the box has some edge wear, but is in overall VG/FN. This particular model is not listed in Hake’s; a similar watch lists in Hake’s Mickey Mouse Collectibles Price Guide for $650.

93555 Peanuts by Schulz Buttons and Felt Banner (United Features Syndicate, 1966). Set of twelve 1.75” pinback buttons featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, and Linus, on a pink felt instore display banner measuring approximately 6.5” x 11”. Banner is supported by wooden pin with gold-painted tips and black tassels. In overall Very Fine condition. Not listed in Hake’s. Very cool! From the Ben Novack, Jr. Estate Collection.

93547 Buck Rogers Atomic Pistol U-238 (Daisy, 1946). Goldfinish metal toy ray gun. Flint still produces a spark when trigger is pulled. Some paint loss and minor rust, but no major problems. Overall FN condition. Hake’s Pop Culture Memorabilia Price Guide FN value = $350. 93550 Mickey Mouse Recipe Scrap Book and Envelope (Maier’s Bread, 1930s). A forty-eight page booklet with areas meant for paper picture cards (issued in loaves of bread) to be pasted in. This copy is missing 21 cards. Condition of both is FN. Hake’s Mickey Mouse Collectibles Price Guide FN value for book (without cards) = $110.

93548 How To Make Money By Writing for Comics Magazines by Robert Kanigher (Cambridge House, 1943) Condition: GD/ VG. The earliest work on the topic — four years earlier than Stan Lee’s Secrets Behind the Comics. Contents include a Captain Marvel sample script and a 14-page Steel Sterling comic story sample with art by Irv Novick. 92 pages.

93553 Frank Miller The Dark Knight Limited Slipcase Hardcover Edition Signed Artist’s Proof (DC/Graphitti Designs, 1986). Frank Miller’s groundbreaking updated Batman graphic novel, in a deluxe format limited to 4,000 copies. Signed and marked “AP” on the inside title page. Dust jacket is protected by library-style plastic cover. Excellent condition. From the Ben Novack, Jr. Estate Collection.

93556 Picture Progress Unopened 10-Pack (Gilberton, 1954-55) Condition: Average NM-. Unusual package of educational comic books, from the same publishers of Classics Illustrated. This sealed store pack contains ten issues; visible are V2#4 (“The Star Spangled Banner”), and V2#6 (“Alaska: the Great Land”). The current Overstreet lists NM- 9.2 values for individual copies at $75 to $80.

93551 Mickey Mouse Bubble Gum Card Group (1930s). Group of 63 stiff cardboard trading cards issued in packs of Mickey Mouse Gum during the 1930s. Most are issued from Mickey Mouse Bubble Gum Company in Philadelphia, although two are similar cards issued by the O-Pee-Chee Company in Canada. Cards are numbered 1 to 96, with several duplicates. Condition ranges from Fair to VF, with many appearing mid-grade. Average Hake’s value per card (in FN) is $35; but only the Canadian cards are listed.

93554 Overstreet Price Guide Group of 8 (Bob Overstreet, 1973-87) Condition: Average NM. Hardcover editions of #6 and 7, leather bound editions of #15 (numbered 62 of 75) and 17 (numbered 59 of 74), and softcover editions of #3, 4, 8, and 9. Note that #4 has substantial foxing on the page edges, and #6 and 7 have minor foxing. Tight bindings with that “never been opened” look! Overstreet NM value for group = $1,535.
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93557 Puck The Comic Weekly Sales Pamphlet - Mile High pedigree (Hearst, 1934) Condition: Qualified VF/NM. A 12-page fullcolor pamphlet aimed at potential advertisers for the Sunday comic section that ran in all Hearst newspapers. Part text, part illustrated with Popeye leading a sales meeting. The Katzenjammer Kids, Bringing Up Father, Blondie, Mickey Mouse, and more. Staples removed. From the Chuck Rozanski Collection.

93559 Neal Adams Amazing Spider-Man Illustration Original Art (undated). This colored marker on paper sketch of your friendly neighborhood wall-crawler by the Silver, Bronze, and Modern Age legend has an overall size of 11” x 13.5”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

93562 Al Avison Kerry Drake Detective Cases #12 Cover Original Art (Harvey, 1949). Meeoww — cat fight! This dramatic cover by Al Avison is a pre-Code crime knockout. This hard-hitting scene has an image area measuring approximately 10” x 15”. The glue on the stats has come loose and the smaller type elements are missing; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition.

93564 Chris Bachalo and Mark Buckingham Generation X #17 Page 6 Original Art (Marvel, 1996). Stan Thomas’ frustration with Banshee explodes in this page from “Skin of Our Teeth.” The art has an image area of 9” x 13”, and is in Excellent condition.

93558 Tijuana Bible Comix Group (Various, 1930s-60s). Collection of “Tijuana Bibles”, the notorious little eight-page sex comic that was a true precursor to the Undergrounds of the sixties and seventies. There are about 50 or so books, a few dating back to the 1930s, but the majority appearing to have been later-day reprints. These are mostly based on comic strip characters, rather than real life personalities, and range from Fair (one book is completely split, with all pages loose) to VF. Not listed in Fogel’s Underground Price Guide

93560 Sergio Aragones Mad Super Special #14 Complete “Cat Dreams” Story Original Art (EC, 1974). Well, if you had his job, you might dream of cats, too! Six ink and amberlith overlay panels on four bristol pages measuring 9.5” x 11.5”. In Excellent condition.

93563 Al Avison Chamber of Chills #10 Complete 4-Page Story “The Cave” Original Art (Harvey, 1952). Open mouth, insert two scientists! In the frozen wastes of Antarctica, two anthropologists discover that the “giants that used to walk the Earth” are more than legends. The image area measures 12” x 18”. Some edge wear, aging apparent and replacement art and type treatments, but otherwise in Very Good condition.

93565 Dave Berg Mad #44 Illustration Original Art Group (EC, 1959). Set of six illustrations by Dave Berg for the feature, “‘Walk - Don’t Walk’ Signals.” Rendered in ink on duo tone paper, the illustrations measure approximately 16” x 13” and they average Very Good condition. Includes three 8.5” x 11” black and white photocopies of the printed pages in Good condition.

93561 Arantza Sestayo Sword Song, Volume One: Sisterhood of Steel Illustration Original Art (SQP, 2008). Powerful portrait of a woman warrior by awe-inspiring painter, Arantza. Oil on heavy illustration paper with an image area of 11” x 16”. In Excellent condition. Signed by the artist at the bottom right.

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93566 Frank Bolle Red Mask #43 Original Cover Art (Magazine Enterprises, 1954). One of the more successful Western titles of the late Golden Age, Tim Holt changed its name to The Red Mask with this issue. With covers by Frank Bolle and interior stories by the likes of Dick Ayers and Fred Guardineer, the title lasted another several years, finally ending with issue #54 in 1957. The cover offered here is a beauty, measuring approximately 9.25” x 14” overall and in Excellent condition.

93568 Pat Boyette Flash Gordon #14 Page 2 Original Art (Charlton, 1969). Pat Boyette was a master at creating awesome looking monsters, as can be seen in this chiller from “Rancor and The Seven Shadows of Flash Gordon.”This page has an image area of 10” x 15”, and it is in Excellent condition.

93571 Pat Boyette Flash Gordon #14 Page 23 Original Art (Charlton, 1969). Pat Boyette put his own unique horror spin on Alex Raymond’s immortal characters. This thriller has an image area of 10” x 15”, and aside from some overall paper aging, it is in Very Good condition.

93573 Dan Brereton The Nocturnals #2 Page 6 Original Art (Malibu, 1995). The Nocturnals are a group of comic-book characters who lurk in the night and fight crime in Pacific City. This moody page from “Black Planet: Part Two” has an image area of 12.5” x 18”, and it is in Excellent condition.

93567 Pat Boyette Flash Gordon #14 Splash Page 1 Original Art (Charlton, 1969). Pat Boyette’s talent for creating an eerie setting is showcased in this splash from “Rancor and The Seven Shadows of Flash Gordon.” This page has an image area of 10” x 15”, and aside from some paper aging at the right, it is in Very Good condition.

93569 Pat Boyette Flash Gordon #14 Page 3 Original Art (Charlton, 1969). This montage from “Rancor and The Seven Shadows of Flash Gordon” is cloaked in gothic menace. This page has an image area of 10” x 15”, and it is in Excellent condition.

93572 Dan Brereton Ultra X-Men Card Set Painting Original Art (Fleer, 1994). Originally presented as a triptych of cards 115, 116, and 117 in Fleer’s 1994 Ultra X-Men card set, this is far and away some of Dan Brereton’s best work. Fully painted in acrylics on heavy art paper, this portrait of Marvel’s X-Force virtually explodes with power and excitement. Measuring approximately 23” x 14”, with an image area of approximately 22.75” x 11.25”, the piece is signed and dated by the artist in the lower right corner. A piece that truly must be seen to be fully appreciated.

93574 Dan Brereton The Nocturnals #3 Page 9 Original Art (Malibu, 1995). The Nocturnals have been featured in the comics Nocturnals: Black Planet, Witching Hour, The Dark Forever, Gunwitch: Outskirts of Doom, and Nocturnals: Troll Bridge. This expressive page from “Black Planet: Part Three” has an image area of 12.5” x 18”, and it is in Excellent condition.

93570 Pat Boyette Flash Gordon #14 Page 5 Original Art (Charlton, 1969). Pat Boyette went all-in on this spectacular page from “Rancor and The Seven Shadows of Flash Gordon.” Magnificent pen work. This page has an image area of 10” x 15”, and it is in Excellent condition.

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93575 Dan Brereton The Nocturnals #5 Page 15 Original Art (Malibu, 1995). Polychrome and Starfish co-star in this atmospheric page from “Black Planet: Part Five.” This piece has an image area of 12.5” x 18”, and it is in Excellent condition.

93577 Mark Buckingham Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #86 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1996). The menacing presence of the nefarious Baron Mordo hangs over Stephen Strange in this delicately rendered cover illustration by Mark Buckingham. The art has an image area of 10” x 15” and it includes the logo and masthead art on an acetate overlay. In Excellent condition. Signed by the artist at the right.

93579 John Buscema and the Tribe Conan the Barbarian #65 Page 13 Original Art (Marvel, 1976). The ancient pygmy leader, Tezcatlipoca has plans for the beautiful Belit, and has Conan tossed into the dungeon, in this page from “Fiends of the Feathered Serpent.” The art has an image area of 10” x 15” and aside from paper tanning, it is in Excellent condition.

93581 John Buscema and Tony DeZuniga The Savage Sword of Conan #58 Page 8 Original Art (Marvel, 1980). In the fugitive Balad’s hideaway, Conan attempts to convince the Shanki prince that he is the key to Zamboula, in this page from the tale, “For the Throne of Zamboula.” The art has an image area of 10.5” x 15”. Aside from some Zipatone yellowing, the art is in Very Good condition.

93576 Cesar Britez Flirt! The Art of Naughty Vol. 2 Illustration Original Art (SQP, 2005). Luscious full color illustration by Cesar Britez from SQP’s second volume of pinups, Flirt!, rendered in mixed media on heavy illustration paper. The art has an image area of 12” x 15.75”. In Excellent condition.

93580 John Buscema and Steve Gan Conan the Barbarian #61 Page 3 Original Art (Marvel, 93578 John Buscema and 1976). Conan tangles with insubAlfredo Alcala Savage Sword of ordinate Kawaku, in this page from Conan #7 Page 18 Original Art “On the Track of the She-Pirate!” The (Marvel, 1975). John Buscema art has an image area of 10” x 15”. and Alcala made for an unbeatable Some tape residue along the top art team on the Savage Sword of and bottom edges and light soiling Conan. Buscema’s masterful figure and a crease in the art at the upper drawing was given the perfect fin- right corner (outside of the image ish by Filipino comics legend Alcala. area); otherwise the art is in Very The image area of this page is 10.5” Good condition. Signed by John x 15”, and the art is in Excellent con- Buscema at the upper left. dition. Buscema signed the page in its upper margin.

93582 John Buscema and Ernie Chan The Savage Sword of Conan #199 Page 19 Original Art (Marvel, 1992). Crom’s bones! There’s ancient sorcery at hand in this page from the tale, “Treachery on Tortage.” The art has an image area of 10.5” x 15” and it is in Excellent condition.

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93583 John Byrne and Al Gordon Fantastic Four #293 Page 18 Original Art (Marvel, 1986). When a gigantic ebony dome appears out of no where the Avengers are called to investigate. When Earth’s Mightiest Heroes fail to solve the mystery, the Fantastic Four are called in. When they are suddenly sucked into the black void beyond, that is when the true adventure begins in this page from “Central City Does Not Answer.” This was John Byrne’s last issue on his incredible FF run in the eighties. The art has an image area of 10” x 15” and it is in Excellent condition.

93585 Greg Capullo and Todd McFarlane Spawn #39 Splash Page 9 Original Art (Image, 1995). Spawn makes a dramatic, explosive entrance in this detailed splash from the Image Christmas yarn, “Noel.” The art has an image area of 10” x 15.5”, and it is in Excellent condition.

93587 Joe Certa Witches Tales #15 Complete 7-page Story “The Well of Mystery” Original Art (Harvey, 1952). This tale of two college chums, greed, and two hundred year old revenge, by Joe Certa, is introduced by a crone that looks amazingly similar to EC’s Old Witch. These pages are packed with a lot of detail and texture, and the story rambles from a college campus in England, to a mansion on an island in the West Indies. Each page has a 12” x 18” image area, and the art is in Excellent condition.

93589 Howard Chaykin Scorpion #1 Page 7 Original Art (Atlas/ Seaboard Publ., 1975). These actionpacked scenes hail from the yarn, “The Death Gemini Commission.” Howard Chaykin’s dynamic layouts show a bit of an Alex Toth influence here. This page has an image area of 10” x 15”, and aside from an irregular right margin, the art is in Excellent condition. Inscribed and signed by Chaykin in the upper right margin.

93584 John Byrne and Tom Palmer X-Men: the Hidden Years #3 Marvel Girl and Magneto Page 8 Original Art (Marvel, 2000). You’ll have a hard time finding a modern “retro” page that can top this one from “On Wings of Angels” spotlighting Marvel Girl and the ghost of Magneto. This dynamic page by two of Marvel’s finest has an image area of 10” x 15”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

93586 Greg Capullo, Todd McFarlane, and Chance Wolf Spawn #64 Page 9 Original Art (Image, 1997). Spawn shows no mercy to Jason Wynn’s private security force, in this page from “Checkmate.” The art has an image area of 10.5” x 15.5” and it is in Excellent condition. Includes a Certificate of Authenticity and a copy of Spawn #64.

93590 Howard Chaykin Scorpion #1 Page 12 Original Art (Atlas/ 93588 Paul Chadwick and Seaboard Publ., 1975). Leggy Jackson Guice Dazzler #41 Cover ladies and dirty thirties atmosphere Original Art (Marvel, 1982). helped make this series (and its creTwo modern comics fan-favorites ator) a fan favorite. Bold design and teamed to create this eerily compel- fast-paced storytelling are the other ling cover scene for “Revelations.” hallmarks of this Howard Chaykin The art has an image area of 10” x page from the romp, “The Death 15”, and the art is in Excellent condi- Gemini Commission.” This page has tion. an image area of 10” x 15”, and the art is in Excellent condition. Inscribed and signed by Chaykin in the lower left margin.

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93591 Christmas Coloring Book Cover Painting Original Art (c. 1950s). Have yourself a merry, merry Christmas with this jolly portrait of Santa Claus. This colorful gouache on board painting has an image area of 11” x 15.5”, and it has been matted and framed to an overall size of 17” x 21”. The art is in Very Good condition. From the Estate of John McLaughlin.

93593 Dave Cockrum Eerie #36 “Oh Brother” Title Page 3 Original Art (Warren, 1972). Alien creatures have landed and are attacking Earth! Kill them!! But are they really from another planet? One of Dave Cockrum’s earliest professional comic book stories, “Oh, Brother!” is a cautionary tale rendered entirely in pencil, with only the captions and sound effects inked on these incredible pages. The page has an image area of 12” x 17”, It has been treated with spray-fixative to preserve the penciled art, and there is some very light discoloration as a result; otherwise, the art is in Excellent condition.

93595 Gene Colan and Steve Mitchell Silverblade #3 Title Splash Page 2 Original Art (DC, 1987). A distressed damsel is confronted with a Creature from the Black Lagoon-esque monster in this eye-catching title splash page from the story “The Bird Who Knew Too Much.” Legendary artist Gene “the Dean” Colan is aided and abetted by inker Steve Mitchell on this offbeat series about a past-his-prime movie star trying to recapture his past glory. The artwork has some water damage in the top left corner and some light tanning in the borders, but is overall in Very Good condition. The image area measures 12” x 18”.

93597 Darwyn Cooke DC: The New Frontier #3 Page 48 Original Art (DC, 2004). Wonder Woman’s moment of triumph is cut short, in this page from the Eisner, Harvey, and Shuster Award-winning comic book limited series written and drawn by Darwyn Cooke. The art has an image area of 9” x 14”, and it is in Excellent condition. Signed by Darwyn Cooke at the lower right.

93592 Bob Clarke Mad #91 Illustration Original Art Group (EC, 1964). Two illustrations by Bob Clarke for the feature, “Why Not Warnings on All Packages!” Rendered in mixed media on heavy illustration board, each illustration has an image area of approximately 15” x 16”. In Very Good condition. The Alfred E. Neuman portrait is a photostat paste-up. 93594 Gene Colan World of Fantasy #10 Complete 4-Page Story “The Last Stop” Original Art (Atlas, 1957). Even drawn at smaller than usual size, this chiller is still packed with plenty of drama and detail. Each page of this yarn has an image area of 8.25” x 12.25”, and the art averages in Excellent condition.

93596 Darwyn Cooke DC: The New Frontier #3 Page 44 Original Art (DC, 2004). John Jones returns home to find a dark-garbed visitor... Batman, in this page from the Eisner, Harvey, and Shuster Award-winning six-issue comic book limited series written and drawn by Darwyn Cooke. The art has an image area of 9” x 14”, and it is in Excellent condition. Signed by Darwyn Cooke at the lower right.

93598 Darwyn Cooke Wonder Woman Illustration Original Art (undated). Eisner Award-winning artist and creator of the six-issue miniseries DC: The New Frontier, Darwyn Cooke, spotlights the Amazing Amazon in this “full-figured” drawing. Marker on bristol paper with an overall size of 14” x 17”. Aside from a whited-out name in the inscription, the art is in Excellent condition. Signed by Darwyn Cooke at the upper left.

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93599 Reed Crandall Flash Gordon #12 Page 7 Original Art (Charlton, 1969). Flash Gordon and Dr. Hans Zarkov pilot a rocket ship through a deadly space age dogfight. Reed Crandall was a master of fantasy art and this page showcases his talent for fast-paced action. Crandall brought an unsurpassed draftsmanship to the comic book field. The image area of the page is 10” x 15”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

93601 Carl Critchlow Batman Master Series Trading Card #27 Target Practice Illustration Original Art (DC/Skybox, 1996). Masterful painted image of the Crime Clown by Carl Critchlow, rendered in mixed media on paper. The art has an image area of 8.5” x 11.5”. In Excellent condition.

93603 E. R. Cruz House of Mystery #258 “Wake Up the Dead” Title Page 1 Original Art (DC, 1978). Dr. Charles Maynard might well be mistaken for Jack the Ripper, as he seeks to raise his dead wife by implanting her brain into the body of an unwilling subject — but that subject turns out to be a murderess, and things do not go well. Superb artist E. R. Cruz employs an evocative panel layout to heighten the terror. The art is in Very Good condition, with an image area of 10” x 15”.

93605 Alan Davis and Mark Farmer Spider-Man: The Official Movie Adaptation Radioactive Spider Bite Page 3 Original Art (Marvel, 2002). On May 3rd, 2002, the world went for the ultimate spin as the big-budget Spider-Man motion picture exploded across movie screens. You can re-experience all the action, all the romance, all the humor, and all of the excitement in Marvel’s official comic book adaptation. This wordless modern marvel has an image area of 9” x 14”, and it’s in Excellent condition. Signed by Davis and Farmer in its lower margin.

93600 Carl Critchlow Batman/ Judge Dredd: The Ultimate Riddle Splash Page 15 Original Art (DC, 1995). Quintessential image of the Gotham Guardian in a memorable Gothic scenario by Carl Critchlow, from the Batman-Judge Dredd crossover. Painted in mixed media on heavy paper, the art has an image area of 10.25” x 15.25”. In Excellent condition. Includes the hand-written word balloons on a separate vellum overlay.

93602 E.R. Cruz House of Secrets #145 “Shark-Man” Title Page 1 Original Art (DC, 1977). The title splash page for “The Shark-Man Cometh” is rendered in sultry lines by the amazing E. R. Cruz, one of the finest of the Philippine expatriates who joined DC in the sixties and seventies. This page has an image area of 10” x 15”, and the art is in Very Good condition.

93604 The Dark Crystal Alternate Movie Poster Illustration Original Art (Universal, 1982). “On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world.” This evocative scene was created to promote the famed fantasy film, starring the voices of Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Brian Muehl, and Billie Whitelaw, and directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. This airbrushed illustration has an image area of 18” x 28.5”, and aside from some small scattered stains, it is in Very Good condition.

93606 Gene Day Master of Kung Fu #105 Page 21 Original Art (Marvel, 1981). This stunning page from “The Razor-Fist Connection,” co-starring Sata, has an image area of 10” x 15”, and aside from a clipped upper right corner (outside the image area), it is in Excellent condition.

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93607 David Day and Dan Day Space: 1999 Illustration Original Art (1986). In a letter to the Space 1970 blog, artist David Day wrote of this stellar piece, “My name is David Day, I am the youngest brother of Gene Day. I was 16 years old when my brother Gene passed away in 1982. I drew the Space: 1999 piece above for Sword and Stone Publications who bought the rights from Charlton Comics Archives. It was not Gene that created that picture. I drew it and my brother Dan inked it. It was done in 1986 when I was 20 years old.” This piece has an image area of 9.75” x 15”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

93609 Ray Dirgo Hanna Barbera Parade #8 Cover Original Art (Charlton, 1972). Two stats of this cover are loose, but present. This cover contains most of H-B’s biggest stars. This page measures 21.5” x 14.5”, and aside from two art correction paste-ups of Fred and Barney, and Pebbles, and some light glue staining, the art is in Very Good condition.

93611 Luis Dominguez Ghosts #91 Cover Original Art (DC, 1979). It’s death to murderous fortune hunters in this eerie thriller by the talented Luis Dominguez. The image area of this piece measures 9.75” x 15”, and aside from some marker fading in spots, the art is in Very Good condition.

93614 Lee Elias Planet Comics #24 Page 48 Original Art (Fiction House, 1943). This early Gale Allen and the Girl Squadron page, by the legendary Harvey and DC artist Lee Elias, has an image area of 13” x 18”. Aside from some edge and corner wear, the art is in Very Good condition.

93608 Ray Dirgo The Jetsons #16 Cover Original Art (Charlton, 1972). Crazy, cosmic, cover shtick by Ray Dirgo. Measures 14” x 23” with a 12.5” x 19” image area. Includes original logo and indicia paste-ups. In Excellent condition.

93610 Luis Dominguez Weird Mystery Tales #19 Cover Original Art (DC, 1975). One of the bestremembered DC horror covers of the ‘70s, this striking image by Luis Dominguez manages to be both sexy and uber-creepy. The art is in Very Good condition, with an image area measuring 10” x 15”.

93612 Michael Dubisch Faiths and Pantheons “Orc Group” Illustration Original Art (Wizards of the Coast, 2001). Michael Dubisch brings the Orc pantheon to brutal life in this atmospheric illustration, which was published on page 149 of Faiths and Pantheons. Rendered in mixed media on heavy paper, the image area measures 22.75” x 14.5”, and the piece has been matted to an overall size of 27” x 19.5”. In Excellent condition. Signed by Michael Dubisch at the lower left.

93615 Emsh (Edward Emshwiller) Sci-Fi Cover Preliminary Original Art (undated). This expressive “good girl” sci-fi prelim, for an unknown publication by the Hugo award-winning artist, has an image area of 5” x 7.25”. The art is in Excellent condition.

93613 Hy Eisman (attributed) Katzenjammer Kids #26 Cover Original Art (Harvey, 1953). As usual, the Captain is the “butt” of Hans and Fritz’s prank in this slapstick cover. The image area measures 7” x 10.5”, and the art includes the original logo paste-up. Some of the type elements at the top touting 3-D stories are missing, otherwise, the condition is Very Good.
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93616 Emsh (Edward Emshwiller) Planets Mean Trouble Sci-Fi Cover Preliminary Original Art (undated). This sci-fi prelim for Planets Mean Trouble has an image area of 4.25” x 6”. The condition of the art is Excellent.

93617 Emsh (Edward Emshwiller) “Stories by Leiber” Sci-Fi Cover Preliminary Original Art (undated). This thrilling sci-fi prelim for an unidentified publication featuring stories by science fiction author Fritz Leiber has an image area of 4.25” x 6”. The condition of the art is Excellent.

93619 Enric (Enrique TorresPrat) Vampirella with Skulls Painting Original Art (undated). Vampi doesn’t seem to notice the wraith-like wench hovering behind her, but she sure caught our eye, not that the bloodsucking babe from Drakulon is any slouch herself. Enric Torres crafts a lush image that is both sinister and sensual. The image area measures 25.5” x 35” on unstretched canvas. Please be aware of this important condition issue: There are consistent horizontal crease lines approximately every two inches throughout the piece (down the height of the canvas) due to its being improperly rolled at some point. It may be possible to conserve the piece; otherwise, it is in Good condition.

93621 Ric Estrada and Wally Wood DC 100 Page Spectacular #5 Love Stories Page 7 Original Art (DC, 1971). Wally Wood’s silky smooth inks over Ric Estrada pencils dominate this DC love page. This sexy page has image area of 10” x 15”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

93623 Ric Estrada Our Army at War #297 Complete 6-Page Bob Kanigher’s Gallery of War Story “The Wild Piper” Original Art (DC, 1976). Ric Estrada’s back-up stories for the DC war books featured some of the most dramatic storytelling of his comic book career, and from 1972-1982 there was a bitterly ironic feature in DC’s war books. Around 50 stories were published under the banner, Bob Kanigher’s Gallery of War, all written by DC war comics legend, Robert Kanigher. Each page of this war-torn masterwork has an image area of 10” x 15”. There is some tape residue staining in the margins; otherwise, the pages average Very Good condition. Each page was signed by Estrada.

93618 Emsh (Edward Emshwiller) Sci-Fi Cover Preliminary Original Art (undated). This vibrant sci-fi prelim for an unidentified publication by the Hugo award-winner has an image area of 5.5” x 7.25”. The condition of the art is Excellent.

93622 Ric Estrada Our Army at War #285 Complete 6-Page Bob Kanigher’s Gallery of War Story “Royal Flush” Original Art (DC, 1975). The Gallery of War Stories, each ranging from four to eight hard-hitting pages, are considered classics of the war genre, ranking up there with Archie Goodwin’s Blazing Combat, and Harvey Two-Fisted Tales 93620 Enric (Enrique Torres- Kurtzman’s Prat) Vampirella Gold Series - Tiger and Frontline Combat yarns. Ric Painting Original Art (undated). Estrada does a masterful job of illusThe sultry bloodsucker from planet trating Robert Kanigher’s drama Drakulon poses with a ferocious of a sailor’s bad luck with his typifeline in this sublime painting by cally bold, high-contrast approach. the great Enric, part of the “gold” Each page of this mordant story has series denoted by the trim around an image area of 10” x 15”. There is the edges of the painting. The art some glue or tape staining on the measures 31.5” x 48” on unstretched pages; otherwise, they average Very canvas. Please be aware of this Good condition. Estrada signed important condition issue: There each page. are consistent horizontal crease lines approximately every two inches throughout the piece (down the height of the canvas) due to its being improperly rolled at some point. It may be possible to conserve the piece; otherwise, it is in Good condition.

93624 Ric Estrada Our Army at War #301 Complete 6-Page Bob Kanigher’s Gallery of War Story “Targets” Original Art (DC, 1977). The one-time hunter becomes the target in this ironic yarn. While some of the Gallery of War yarns were drawn by such stellar talents as Frank Thorne, Alex Toth, Dan Spiegle, Doug Wildey, Lee Elias, and others, it was the talented Ric Estrada who did the lion’s share. Each page of this beautifully drawn Estrada effort has an image area of 10” x 15”, and the pages average Very Good condition.

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93627 David Finch and Danny Miki New Avengers #6 Page 12 and 13 Original Art (Marvel, 2005). The Avengers stumble upon what seems like a division of S.H.I.E.L.D. stealing Vibranium using 93625 Ric Estrada Unknown enslaved Wolverine look-alikes in Soldier #220 Complete 7-Page this double page spread from Part Bob Kanigher’s Gallery of War Six of “Breakout!” The art has an Story “Of Blood and Roses” image area of 19” x 15.5” and it is in Original Art (DC, 1978). DC pulled Excellent condition. out all the stops for their mindboggling Bronze Age series feature, Bob Kanigher’s Gallery of War. Ric Estrada did his finest work with writer Robert Kanigher on DC’s war comics, and this haunting story is perhaps among the most powerful of his career. Each page has an image area of 10” x 15”. Some of the pages have tape residue stains in their margins; otherwise, they average Very Good condition. Each page was signed by Estrada. 93628 Hal Foster Prince Valiant Sunday Comic Strip Preliminary Original Art (1973). Here is a Hal Foster original layout for the Prince Valiant #1894 strip slated for May 27, 1973. This highly detailed pencil sketches is a fine item — it’s clear to see that even in his later years, Foster’s talent was still bright and sharp. The art is drawn on threehole punched paper measuring 8.5” x 11”, with an image area of 7” x 10”. Aside from a piece out of the upper right corner margin, the page is in Excellent condition.

93630 Kelly Freas Pulp Illustration Original Art (undated). Whether you’ve seen his work gracing record covers, book jackets, or the covers of Mad Magazine, there’s no doubt that, unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last half-century, you’ve seen the work of Frank Kelly Freas. Best known for a cover he painted for Analog in 1953 (which later became the cover for Queen’s News of the World album), Freas’ work has also graced such diverse publications as Weird Tales, Planet Stories, Mad, and paperback covers too numerous to count. This piece is rendered in pen and ink on textured board, measures approximately 8” x 10.75” with an approximate image area of 6” x 8.5”, is in Excellent condition, and is signed by the artist in the lower right corner with his monograph.

93632 Ron Frenz and Joe Sinnott Thor #420 Captain America Splash Page 1 Original Art (Marvel, 1982). This issue hits the ground running, with the StarSpangled Avenger hotfooting it to answer an Avengers Assemble Priority A-1 Alert. Ron Frenz (layouts) and Joe Sinnott (finishes) continue the “King” Kirby tradition in this crisply inked Marvel masterwork. This page from “If Death Be My Destiny: The Black Galaxy Saga” has an image area of 10” x 14”, and the art is in Excellent condition. Joe Sinnott signed the back of the page, and a Sinnott-signed print of the same Cap pose is also included with this lot.

93626 Al Feldstein Meet Corliss Archer Partial Page Original Art (Fox, c. 1948). This four-panel section of an original comic page is a great example of Al Feldstein’s talent for “good girl” art with pen and brush. The thicker inked outlines of his figures nicely framed the finer detail lines which comprised a striking style that was perfect for the female form as is prominently displayed here. This awesome art has an image area of 19” x 5.5”, and it has been matted and framed to an overall size of 12.5” 26”. There is moderate paper aging as well, as moderate use of white out; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition. From the Estate of John McLaughlin.

93629 Kelly Freas Mrs. Baird’s Texas Tortillas Billboard Illustration Original Art (DDB Needham, 1995). Large, handpainted advertising illustration by fantasy master, Kelly Freas. Rendered in mixed media on heavy illustration board, the work has an image area of 11.5” x 40”. In Excellent condition.

93631 Kelly Freas Marauders of Gor Paperback Frontispiece Illustration Original Art (DAW, 1975). Ivar Forkbeard sails the bounding sea with a buxom bondmaid at the mast, in this fine Kelly Freas illustration. In John Norman’s popular Gor series, mighty warriors hold voluptuous females in thrall, as evidenced by this kinetic rendering, signed by the “Dean of Science Fiction Artists” Freas with a stylized “kf” symbol in the rightmost wave form. Rendered in pen and ink on vellum, the image area measures 6” x 7.5”. There is some paper tanning; otherwise, the condition is Excellent. Includes a copy of Marauders of Gor.

93633 Ron Frenz and Al Milgrom Thunderstrike #21 Splash Page 1 (Avengers #1 Homage) Original Art (Marvel, 1995). “Can the combined power of War Machine, Ant-Man, She-Hulk, and Thunderstrike defeat the sinister spells of Loki, God of Evil?” The opening splash to Avengers #1 is updated in this clever homage penciled by Ron Frenz and inked by Al Milgrom. The art has an image area of 10” x 15” and includes the original logo and masthead paste-up art. In Excellent condition.

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93634 Steve Geiger and Bob McLeod Incredible Hulk #338 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1987). Mysterious alien woman, Mercy, seeks to end Bruce Banner’s pain with death, in this haunting cover image penciled by Steve Geiger and inked by Bob McLeod. Includes the original logo and masthead pasteup art, and a special effects layer, each mounted onto a separate sheet of acetate. The image area measures 10” x 15”, and the art is in Very Good condition.

93636 Jose Gonzalez Panel Page Original Art (undated). Brothel scenes are always a treat, and this one by the late Jose Gonzalez is no exception. A page full of frilled and feathered professional women and overbearing johns make this humongous paneled piece sensacionalissimo! Gonzalez’s svelte, half dressed harlots sashay seductively against patterned and elegant backgrounds. The art measures 14.5” x 20.5” and has some slight staining around some of the word balloon paste-ups, but is in otherwise Excellent condition. Slinky, sexy and available... bid now!

93638 Till Goodan Western Roundup #3 Complete 1-Page Story “The Terrazas Ranch” Original Art (Dell, 1953). Senor Terrazas’ ranch was considered to be the largest in the world, believed to cover more than six million acres and running almost a half million head of cattle. This one-page story has an image area of 16” x 22” and is in Very Good condition. Signed by the artist at the right. 93639 No Lot.

93641 Jackson Guice Dazzler #40 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1985). Dazz encounters some meta-powered bikers on a lonely stretch of Colorado highway, in this cover by Jackson Guice. This issue featured a crossover with Secret Wars II, and it includes its original logo and masthead paste-up copy. The art has an image area of 10” x 15” and it is in Excellent condition.

93635 Stan Goldberg Millie the Model Annual #2 Complete 4-Page Story “Toni’s Tragic Tale” Original Art (Marvel, 1963). Hold onto your hats, Stan G. fans, this lot features pages of four pages of original art for marvelous Millie’s second annual. Millie ran without interruption from the end of World War II into 1972, making her one of the most durable and beloved of all of Marvel’s characters! And who better to draw Millie’s exploits than the delightful Stan Goldberg, or “Stan G.”? Even while creating his Millie artwork, Stan G. also found the time to color-design all those offbeat Marvel superheroes and supervillains of the early Sixties. Each page of this romp has an image area that measures 12.5” x 18.5”, and the pages average Excellent condition.

93637 Jose “Pepe” Gonzalez Vampirella Sketch Original Art (undated) Draped in sultry shadows, the undead princess of Drakulon showcases her ample charms in this lush pencil sketch by Pepe Gonzalez. The art is in Very Good condition, with an image area measuring 9” x 12.75”.

93640 Sid Greene Mystery In Space #77 Star Rovers Page 8 Original Art (DC, 1962). Nothing says “Silver Age” quite like an original Star Rovers page by the topnotch DC team of writer Garner Fox and artist Sid Greene. Add the plotting/editing of Julius Schwartz to the mix, and this page from “Where Was I Born? Venus? Mars? Jupiter?” is nothing less than a DC classic. This decidedly cool sci-fi sensation has an image area of 13’” x 18”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

93642 Paul Gulacy and Al Milgrom Master of Kung Fu #18 Page 5 Original Art (Marvel, 1974). Shang Chi stars in nearly every panel of this moody page from “Attack.” This was Paul Gulacy’s first shot at the Master of Kung Fu book, and for many Bronze Age readers, because of his outstanding work, the title became a fan-favorite. This page has an image area of 10” x 15”, and the art is in Very Good condition. The page was signed in its lower border by Gulacy and longtime MOKF scribe Doug Moench (though Steve Englehart wrote this yarn).

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93643 Paul Gulacy and Pablo Marcus Master of Kung Fu #46 Page 16 Original Art (Marvel, 1976). The innovative storytelling style of Paul Gulacy is spotlighted in these bone-jarring scenes from the thriller, “The Spider Spell.” The art has an image area of 10” x 15”, and aside from a tape stain at the top and bottom center edges, and a few touches of white-out, the condition is Excellent.

93645 Johnny Hart B. C. Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 10-31-65 (Field Enterprises, Inc., 1965). Love hurts — especially back in the Stone Age days. This strip has an image area of 19” x 13”. The strip was cut between each panel tier (and later rejoined using tape on the back of the art); otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition. Note the signed inscription in panel six that refers to Krazy Kat cartoonist George Herriman, “To Andy, ...yeah, but Herriman was sane! Best wishes - Johnny Hart.“

93647 Mike Hoffman Ballad of Utopia #1 Complete 20-Page Story Original Art (Black Daze, 1999). The Ballad of Utopia is a murder mystery, as seen through the eyes of Utopia deputy Sam David, who is often accompanied by the mysterious and mystical bounty hunter, Brigham Love. Along the way, they cross paths with many of the odd personalities of the town of Utopia. Artist Mike Hoffman has commented, “It’s a very weird and bizarre Western, and challenges a lot of the stereotypes of the genre. To help accentuate this moody atmosphere, I’ve added gray wash to the original art.” Each page of this compelling story has an approximate image area of 12” x 18”, and the art averages Excellent condition.

93650 Jim Holdaway Modesty Blaise Daily Comic Strip “Top Traitor” #765 Original Art (London Times Mirror, 1965). Episode #765 from the story arc, “Top Traitor,” has an image area of 19.5” x 5.5”. As is often the case with Modesty Blaise strips drawn by Holdaway, the art paper surface has been “skimmed” from its board backing. The upper and lower margins are closely trimmed, and there is light soiling; otherwise, the art is in Excellent condition.

93646 Henery Hawk Coloring Book Cover Painting Original Art (c. 1950s). “Boy, I say boy, you’re painting that fence all wrong, boy — you’ve got to use a roller. Nice kid, but a little short on common sense.” This brightly colored gouache on board painting of Foghorn Leghorn’s Warner Brothers Cartoon co-star has an image area of 14” x 18”, and it has been matted and framed to an overall size of 20.5” x 24.5”. The art is in Very Good condition. From the Estate of John McLaughlin. 93644 Johnny Hart B. C. Illustration Original Art (undated). This unusual Johnny Hart gag features five panels of the B. C. favorites, colored with cut-out colored film, and arranged vertically, from top to bottom in a sequential fashion. This unique matted and framed piece has an overall size of 17” x 40.5”, and aside from some slight buckling in some of the film areas, the art is in Very Good condition.

93648 Jim Holdaway Modesty Blaise Daily Comic Strip “The Long Lever” #167 Original Art dated (London Times Mirror, 1963). Episode #167 from the secondever story arc, “The Long Lever,” has an image area of 19.5” x 5.5”. As is common with Modesty Blaise strips drawn by Holdaway, the art paper surface has been “skimmed” from its board backing; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition.

93651 Carmine Infantino and Alex Niňo Vampirella #59 “The Beast Is Yet to Come” Page 52 Original Art (Warren, 1977). DC legend Carmine Infantino and Filipino master Alex Nino teamed to create a mesmerizing Warren page, and Nino’s inking is at its mind-blowing best. This page has an image area of 10.5” x 15”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

93649 Jim Holdaway Modesty Blaise Daily Comic Strip “Mister Sun” #388 Original Art (London Times Mirror, 1964). Episode #388 from the story arc, “Mister Sun,” has an image area of 19.5” x 5.5”. As is common with Modesty Blaise strips drawn by Holdaway, the art paper surface has been “skimmed” from its board backing. There is some corner wear (outside the image area), and light soiling; otherwise, the art is in Very Good condition.

93652 Carmine Infantino and Alex Niňo Vampirella #59 “The Beast Is Yet to Come” Page 56 Original Art (Warren, 1977). If graphic innovation and superb quality are what you seek in comic art, look no further, you have found it. This Bronze Age masterwork has an image area of 10.5” x 15”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

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93653 Carmine Infantino and Pablo Marcos What If? #17 Splash Page 35 Original Art (Marvel, 1981). Here is the splash page to Part 3 of “What If Ghost Rider, Spider-Woman, and Captain Marvel Had Remained Villains?,” penciled by Carmine Infantino and inked by Pablo Marcos. The art has an image area of 10” x 15” and it is in Excellent condition. Signed and inscribed by Carmine Infantino at the bottom.

93655 Jeff Jones Unpublished Witching Hour Page Original Art (DC, c. 1970). Set in ancient Rome, this unpublished Witching Hour page is a beauty. Penciled and inked by fantasy artist Jeff Jones, it holds some gorgeous linework, with Jones’ stock use of heavy shadows, and light-handed touch with a brush. The image area of this half-page is 10” x 10”. The art is very clean, and is in Excellent condition.

93659 Gil Kane and George Perez Jurassic Park #1 Splash Page 28 and 29 Original Art (Topps Comics, 1993). The sinuous, organic line of Gil Kane was ideally suited for this awesome doublepage splash based on a scene from 93657 Gil Kane and Sid Greene the hit movie Jurassic Park. George The Atom #26 page 22 Original Perez’s detailed inks complement Art (DC, 1966). This classic Gil Kane’s pencils perfectly. This specKane action page from “The Eye- tacular double-page splash has an Popping Perils on the Insect Bandit,” image area of 20” x 15.5”, and the art The art has an image area of 12.5” x is in Excellent condition. !8.5”,possibly unpublished, has an image area of 12” x 18”, and aside from some overall glue staining and white-out, from art corrections that have come off the page, the art is in Good condition. For some crazy, unknown reason Superman lends a hand in panel two— what gives?

93660 Dale Keown and Richard Pace Pitt #16 Splash Page 12 and 13 Original Art (Full Bleed Studio, 1997). Over-the-top double page splash featuring the human/ alien hybrid Pitt in action by Dale Keown and Richard Pace. Keown is best known for his work on the Incredible Hulk and Hulk: The End as well as the Hulk/Pitt crossover. This art has an image area of 20” x 15.5” and it is in Excellent condition. 93654 Jess Jodloman House of Mystery #247 Complete 7-Page Story “The Ghost of Deadman’s Breach” Original Art (DC, 1976). Surf’s up in this chilly tale of a rivalry between two “foam dancers” who navigate a dangerous breach between stone pillars for fame and fortune — until things turn murderous. Lush artwork by Jess Jodloman wrings every inch of horror out of Arnold Drake’s script. The pages are in Very Good condition with tape stains in the margins and light overall wear. The image area of each page measures 10” x 15”. 93656 Dan Jurgens and Bob Layton Captain America #50 Splash Page 1 Original Art (Marvel, 2001). The Sentinel of Liberty strikes a majestic pose in this first page for “Silent Night, Silent Morning.” The art has an image area of 10” x 15” and it is in Excellent condition. Signed by Dan Jurgens at the lower right. 93658 Gil Kane and Tom Sutton Giant-Size Conan #3 Page 11 Original Art (Marvel, 1975). King Conan finds an unlikely ally in the witch woman Zelata in this Gil Kane/Tom Sutton page from “To Tarantia and the Tower.” The art has an image area of 10” x 15” and it is in Very Good condition.

93661 Dale Keown Pitt Crew #3 Cover Original Art (Full Bleed Studio, 1999). Dale Keown at the top of his game in this exemplary illustration of his human-alien hybrid killing machine, Pitt. The art has an image area of 10.5” x 16” and it is in Excellent condition.

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93662 Woody Kimbrell Little Lulu Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 8-4-53 (Chicago Tribune, 1953). Lulu gives her local grocer a nervous breakdown in this fifties laugh-riot. The image area of this daily, drawn on Craftint paper has an image area of 19.5” x 6”, and the piece has been matted and framed to an overall size of 24.5” x 11”. The art is in Very Good condition. From the Estate of John McLaughlin.

93664 Warren Kremer Richie Rich Millions #24 Cover Original Art (Harvey, 1967). Wealth is in Richie’s blood — literally! This art has an image area of 7” x 8”, and aside from glue stains along all four edges, it is in Very Good condition.

93667 Joe Kubert Tales of the Green Berets Daily Comic Strip Original Art (NEA, 1965). By the early sixties, Joe Kubert had established himself as DC Comic’s best war artist, so it was only natural that he was asked to draw a comic strip based on Robin Moore’s bestselling book, The Green Berets. This NEA daily, week 9, daily 4, was printed in the 1966 Signet paperback book #D3001,Tales of the Green Beret. The image area of the daily measures approximately 16” x 4.5”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

93670 Harvey Kurtzman Playboy “Little Annie Fanny Muscle Builders, Part 1” 3-Page Story Color Preliminary Original Art Group (HMH, 1977). Three pages of pencil and watercolor preliminaries. These are the preliminaries Kurtzman would have handed over to Will Elder, who would then create the fully rendered pages. Each page is on paper with an image area of approximately 7” x 10”; each page is taped to a piece of thin board. Overall condition is Very Good.

93663 Alexander Kostuk (as Alex Koster) Thrilling Comics #1 Doc Strange Cover Preliminary Illustration Original Art Group (Standard, 1940). This remarkable group of spectacular Golden Age cover prelims originally hailed from the estate of Richard Hughes. Thrilling Comics was first published, by Standard Comics, in February 1940. The series would enjoy a long run ending with issue #80 in April 1951. The star of Thrilling Comics was Doc Strange who made his debut in issue #1. The creators of Doc Strange were writer Richard Hughes and artist Alexander Kostuk, who used the pseudonym Alex Koster. Doc Strange gained his super powers by taking Alosun, which he made by distilling the Sun’s atoms. Doc Strange lasted many years appearing in both Thrilling Comics, but his Golden Age reign came to end soon after the introduction of Princess Pantha. He was later revived by Alan Moore at America’s Best Comics. Each of these three mixed media on paper pieces has an overall size of 16” x 11”, and they average Excellent condition.

93665 Warren Kremer Little Lotta #77 Cover Original Art (Harvey, 1968). A giant loaf of bread is the “yeast” of Lotta’s problems, in this savory cover illustration by Warren Kremer. The art has an image area of 7” x 8”, and aside from some glue staining at the edges, the condition is Very Good.

93668 Joe Kubert and Redondo Studio Tarzan #247 Page 10 Original Art (DC, 1976). Diamond miners won’t die in slavery as long as Tarzan is around! Here is page 10 from “Diamond Slaves” with Joe Kubert layouts, finished by the Redondo Studios. This page has an image area of 10” x 15” and is in Very Good condition.

93671 Larry Lieber and George Roussos Rawhide Kid #106 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1972). The Rawhide Kid is stampeded “When The Raiders Strike”, in this cover penciled by Larry Lieber and inked by George Roussos. Includes original logo, issue number, and type paste-ups. In Very Good condition, but with some minor printer’s grease stains. The word balloons are paste-ons. Measures 11.5” x 17.25” with a 9.5” x 15” image area. Signed by Larry Lieber in the lower right border.

93666 Joe Kubert Tales of the Green Berets Daily Comic Strip Original Art (NEA, 1965). Major Barker bears quite a resemblance to DC writer/editor Robert Kanigher. This NEA daily, week 7, daily 3, saw print in the 1966 Signet paperback book #D3001, Tales of the Green Beret. The image area of the daily measures approximately 16” x 4.5”, and the art is in Excellent condition. 93669 Alan Kupperberg Falcon #3 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1984). Captain America’s highflying sidekick got his own limited series in 1983. Here, Sam Wilson shares cover time with his pet falcon, Redwing, courtesy of artist Alan Kupperberg. The art has an image area measuring 9.75” x 15”. Includes the original logo and masthead paste-up art on an acetate overlay. Some light aging; otherwise the condition is Very Good.

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93672 August Lenox Four Color #625 Beaver Valley Page 26 Original Art (Dell, 1955). A beaver family, wild geese, Rocky Mountain bighorns, and mule deer sense the coming of the end of autumn in this page from “A True Life Adventure in Beaver Valley,” illustrated by August Lenox. The art has an image area of 16” x 23”. Aside from light paper tanning, the work is in Excellent condition. Includes a color photocopy of the printed page from Four Color #625.

93674 August Lenox Western Roundup #11 Complete 1-Page Story “Blackfeet” Original Art (Dell, 1955). This one-page story explains some of the picturesque names of the west contributed by native Americans. The art has an image area of 16” x 22” and is in Excellent condition.

93676 Larry Lieber and Carl Hubbell The Rawhide Kid #49 Splash Page 1 Original Art (Marvel, 1965). This suspensefilled splash page lives up to an old saying on the Marvel spread that all trails lead to adventure. Penciled by Stan Lee’s brother, Larry Lieber, and finished by ink-slinger Carl Hubbell, this page slaps leather with a great shot of the Rawhide Kid in danger. This splash has an image area of 12.5” x 18.5”. There is some general aging, the left margin has been trimmed close to its border line, and there are some cut-out logo and lettering corrections at the top; otherwise, this piece is in Very Good condition.

93678 Steve Lowther British Comicon ‘78 Illustration Original Art (1978). A band of battling Brits takes on the Avengers (and Conan) in this whimsical illustration done as a lampoon of a Marvel comic book cover. This piece has an image area of 9” x 14”, and aside from some paper aging and wear in the top margin, the art is in Very Good condition.

93673 August Lenox Western Roundup #11 Complete 1-Page Story “Strange Names of the West” Original Art (Dell, 1955). Western names show remarkable imagination as well as an indifference to conventionalities. This one-page story has an image area of 16” x 22” and is in Very Good condition. Signed by the artist at the right.

93675 Rick Leonardi and Bill Anderson The Amazing SpiderMan #253 Page 21 Original Art (Marvel, 1984). In just the second “black costume” issue, Spidey takes on mob boss the Rose, in this page from “By Myself Betrayed!” The art has an image area of 10” x 15” and it is in Excellent condition. Signed by Rick Leonardi and Bill Anderson at the bottom. 93677 Ron Lim and Terry Austin Marvel Universe Series 4 Trading Cards #55-63 Original Art (Skybox, 1993). This eyecatching image was created as a nine-up series of cards for the bestselling Marvel Universe 4 series from Skybox. Featuring Spider-Man, Daredevil, and a cantankerous collection of baddies, including Venom, Demogoblin, Carnage, Hobgoblin, Cardiac, Rhino, and Shock, this 17.5” x 23.5” stunner is in Excellent condition, and is signed by the artists in the lower right.

93679 Bob Lubbers Tarzan Sunday Comic Strip #1151 Original Art dated 3-20-53 (United Features Syndicate, 1953). After leaving the Tarzan strip in 1950, Burne Hogarth concentrated his efforts on his School of Visual Arts, teaching other artists the working techniques and philosophies he had developed. Bob Lubbers took over the feature from 1950-54, and this is one of the few Lubbers Sunday we’ve offered to date. Lubbers’ Tarzan continued Hogarth’s celebrated brand of dynamism. Collectors take note, he only drew about 170 Sundays in all. This exotic piece is exceptional, with an image area of 25.5” x 17”. There is overall paper aging, and a vertical crease, the entire height of the paper, between panels one and two; otherwise, this art is in Very Good condition.

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93680 Little Lulu #227 Cover Original Art (Gold Key, 1975). When it comes to fishing, Tubby has his priorities! This delicious cover illustration has an image area measuring 7” x 10”. In Very Good condition.

93683 Jeff MacNelly Shoe Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 4-12-92 (Tribune Media Services Inc., 1992). Senator Batson D. Belfry counters negative campaigning the old fashioned way — by driving right through it. This riotous episode has an image area of 20.5” x 14” and it is in Excellent condition.

93681 Jeff MacNelly Shoe Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 1-15-84 (Tribune Media Services Inc., 1984). Shoe should just figure this is a par for Cosmo. This hilarious golfing episode has an image area of 21” x 14.5” and aside from a closely trimmed upper margin, it is in Excellent condition.

93685 Russ Manning Tarzan In Savage Pellucidar Graphic Novel Page 32 Original Art (1975). While he continued to work on the Sunday strip until 1979, Russ Manning had enough time in his schedule to produce four Tarzan graphic novel stories for the European market in 1974-5, Tarzan in The Land That Time Forgot, The Pool of Time, Tarzan and the Beastmaster, and Tarzan in Savage Pellucidar. During the seventies Manning worked with William Stout, Rick Hoberg, Mike Royer, and Dave Stevens in his studio. This exotic thriller has an image area of 11” x 16”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

93687 Russ Manning Studio Star Wars Hans Solo Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 1-21-80 (L. A. Times Syndicate, 1980). Legendary artist and writer Russ Manning inspired innumerable science fiction fans and creators throughout his career. Magnus, Robot Fighter was his very own creation, and in it his talent blossomed — cementing his place as one of the most revered figures in comics history. A few years before his death, Manning was commissioned by George Lucas to write and draw the Star Wars comic strip from 1979-1980. This episode has an image area of 14” x 4.5”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

93684 Russ Manning Korak, Son of Tarzan #11 Page 28 Original Art (Gold Key, 1965). Korak is dropped like a sack of stale bananas when the Oparians go on the attack in this page from the Silver Age yarn, “Invasion from Pal-Ul-Don.” You’d be hard-pressed to find a better Korak example than this gem, drawn by one of Western Publishing’s ace artists, Russ Manning. The image area of this fabulous page measures approximately 12” x 18”, and aside from a lettering correction in panel three, the art is in Excellent condition.

93688 Russ Manning Studio Star Wars Hans Solo and Chewbacca Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 2-19-80 (L. A. Times Syndicate, 1980). This thrilling episode featuring Hans and Chewie in a shootout scene from “The Second Kessel Run” has an image area of 14” x 4.5”. The art is in Excellent condition.

93682 Jeff MacNelly Shoe Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 12-22-91 (Tribune Media Services Inc., 1991). From Shoe’s experiences, what this country needs more than a good nickel cigar is a good place to smoke it. This uproarious Sunday by three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Jeff MacNelly has an image area of 18.5” x 13”. In Excellent condition.

93686 Russ Manning Tarzan In Savage Pellucidar Graphic Novel Page 36 Original Art (1975). In 1972 Manning left the Tarzan daily comic strip. While he continued to work on the Sunday strip until 1979, he had enough time in his schedule to produce four Tarzan graphic novel stories for the European market in 1974, and two in 1975. During the seventies Manning used several talented assistants, and also served as a mentor to such well known artists as William Stout, Rick Hoberg, Mike Royer, and Dave Stevens. This crisply inked page has an image area of 11” x 16”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

93689 Russ Manning Studio Star Wars Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 6-12-80 (L. A. Times Syndicate, 1980). This action-packed daily spotlighting Kiros and Doum as they battle over a collision course set with Vader’s battleship has an image area of 14” x 4.5”. The art is in Excellent condition.

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93690 Moe Marcus and Rocco Mastroserio Chamber of Chills #16 Complete 6-Page Story “The Wax Man” Original Art (Harvey, 1952). What age would you like to reach? 100? 200? 300? Better not set your mark too high until you read this gruesome tale of “The Wax Man!” Caleb Wainright gets a taste of an elixir of life, which makes him feel young, even though his body has aged three hundred years. A quick makeover at the wax museum and voila! He looks two hundred and fifty years younger. This gooey tale of maliciousness and murder is drawn by Moe Marcus, and the work certainly has a lot of style. Each page has a 12” x 18”, and aside from some slight paper aging, they average Very Good condition.

93692 Mighty Mouse #53 Cover Original Art (St. John/Pines, 1954). Mighty Mouse occupies an octopus in this tentacle-tangled cover illustration on heavy board. The art has an image area measures 13” x 18.75”. There is paper tanning and soiling; otherwise the art is in Good condition.

93697 Zack Mosley Smilin’ Jack “Wind Tunnel“ Daily Comic 93695 Steve Moncuse and Strip Original Art Group (Chicago Juanita Van Koppenhagen The Tribune, 1939). CAVU, Smilin’ Fish Police #21 Complete 24-Page Jack fans — this lot features eight Story Original Art (Apple Press, thrilling dailies from the fondly 1990). Give us a cheer, and oceans remembered “Wind Tunnel” story of beer! Each page of this 24 page arc. The episodes are dated 10-30, tale has an image area of 10” x 15” 10-31, 11-2, 11-4, 11-6, 11-7, 11-8, and 11-9-39. Each strip has an and is in Excellent condition. image area of 21” x 6”, and they average Very Good condition.

93693 Sheldon Moldoff The Vintage Hawkman Sketch Original Art (1993). Sheldon “Shelly” Moldoff drew many of DC’s most popular heroes, including the Flash, Green Lantern, the Spectre, and Hawkman. This dramatic 14” x 17” illustration of the Golden Age Hawkman and is in Very Good condition.

93696 Richard “Sparky” Moore (attributed) Adventures of Robin Hood #2 Cover Original Art (Gold Key, 1974). Based on the Disney feature film, this comic book continuation featured the further exploits of Robin and his Merry Men. Crisply rendered and perfectly capturing the animation style of the cartoon, this is an outstanding cover that would surely please any Disney or Robin Hood collector. The art measures 10.5” x 15”, and it is in Excellent condition.

93691 Mighty Mouse #25 Cover Original Art (St. John/Pines, 1951). The Mightiest of Mice saves the day once again in this cover illustration from 1951. The image area measures 11” x 15.75”. There is paper tanning, some glue staining and soiling; otherwise the art is in Good condition.

93698 Jon J. Muth Moonshadow Splash Page 8 Original Art (Marvel, 1995). Jon J. Muth pays homage to Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss, in this delicate watercolor illustration. This piece has an image area of 10” x 15”, and is in Excellent condition. Signed by the artist at the upper right.

93694 Steve Moncuse The Fish Police #9 Cover Original Art (Comico, 1988). Fish City is a dangerous place! This cover by series creator, Steve Moncuse has an image area of 11.5” x 17.5”. In Excellent condition.

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93699 Don Newton Collector’s Directory 1976 Cover Original Art Cover (1976). One of the most talented artists to make the transition from fanboy to published professional, Don Newton’s career was also cut tragically short by his death in 1984. This sublime painted cover is a terrific example of his early pro work, done while Newton was working for Charlton. The art has an image area of 11” x 17”, and is in Very Good condition.

93701 Ovi Hondru Conan the Cruel Inside Front Cover Illustration Original Art (1996). Perhaps best known for his painted covers that adorned Marvel’s Savage Sword of Conan magazine, Ovi Hondru has also done work for Heavy Metal, and numerous gaming publications. The piece offered here, showing Conan at his most brutal and majestic, has an overall size of 11” x 17”. This piece, painted in watercolor on paper, is in Excellent condition, and is signed by the artist in the lower center.

93703 George Perez The New Teen Titans #52 Cover Preliminary Original Art (DC, 1989). While planet Earth is under alien attack (see Invasion #1-3 for details), the Titans are whisked to the far side of the galaxy to find answers to the secret origin of Donna Troy. George Perez drew this cover scene in a “clear line style” somewhat reminiscent of Moebius’ art, so that John Stracuzzi had a solid foundation to work his magic on for the painted cover that finally appeared on the comic book. This innovative cover has a 10” x 15” image area, and it is in Excellent condition.

93705 Fred Peters War Against Crime #10 “Perfect Murder” Title Page 1 Original Art (EC, 1949). Offered here is the dramatic title page for the story “Perfect Murder.” Fred Peters was a little-seen artist who contributed a few war and crime stories to the EC canon, but this moody page proves he had a gift for evocative inking and dramatic staging. A very cool piece from the dawn of one of the greatest comic book companies ever. The image area measures 15” x 22”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

93702 Speed Comics #15 Complete 12-Page Pat Parker 93700 Jose Ortiz Vampirella #104 “Death Snare” Pantha War Nurse Story “The Cholera Splash Page 1 Original Art Death Plot” Original Art (Harvey, (Warren, 1982). This mouth-water- 1941). From one of the first coming splash has everything a Pantha ics Harvey ever published. In this fan could want. This page has an issue Pat Parker designs a costume approximate image area of 10.5” and becomes War Nurse. Pat Parker x 15”. The lettering was pasted-up carries on as she battles the foes of on an overlay, and the condition is Britain with the courageous slogan, “Thumbs Up, there’ll always be an Excellent. England.” The image area of each page measures 8” x 12”. The title logo has been cut from the first page, and there is light paper aging, and soiling; otherwise the art averages Very Good condition.

93704 Gil Kane and George Perez Jurassic Park #4 Cover Original Art (Topps Comics, 1993). Yow — T-Rex Attack! When it comes to drawing deadly dinosaurs in action, few artists can top that renowned legend of Silver and Bronze Age comics — Gil Kane. George Perez adds the perfect finish to Kane’s frenetic cover scene. This cover has an image area of 10” x 15”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

93706 Eric Powell Drawing on Your Nightmares Halloween Special The Goon Page 1 Original Art (Dark Horse, 2003). This title page to the tale, “The Brothers Mud,” features the Goon along with his eight-armed gambler pal, Spider. The art is rendered in ink with wash, with an image area of 10” x 15.5”. In Excellent condition.

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93707 Eric Powell The Goon #12 Page 7 Original Art (Dark Horse, 2005). This page from the Eisner Award-winning series, The Goon, was rendered in ink with wash. The art has an image area of 10” x 15.5” and it is in Excellent condition.

93709 Howard Purcell Sea Devils #16 Page 9 Original Art (DC, 1964). Howard Purcell had the unenviable job of following Russ Heath on Sea Devils, but rising to the challenge, he turned in a superb job. This page hails from “Sentinel of the Golden Head,” and it showcases all four of the Sea Devils team members in action as they encounter mythological creatures — a sea chimera, and a cast idol head of the Blisspotamia goddess, Tyla-Ta. All in a day’s work for the Sea Devils. The image area of this page measures approximately 13” x 18”, and aside from a piece out of the upper right corner, the art is in Very Good condition.

93711 Pierce Rice and Arturo Cazeneuve (attributed) Pocket Comics #1 Complete 12-Page Zebra Story “John Doyle Convicted of Murder” Original Art (Harvey, 1941). From the firstever Harvey comic. There’s plenty of fast action in these 12 pages, as the Zebra pledges to avenge miscarriages of justice. Beware evil-doers this man has traded his prison stripes for Zebra stripes. Each page has an image area of 8” x 12.5”. Some light paper aging; otherwise, the condition of these Golden Age pages is Very Good.

93713 Jack Rickard Mad #90 Complete 2-Page Story “Mad ‘Celebrity-Feature’ Merchandising Gimmicks” (EC, 1964). As Beatlemania swept America in 1964, sales of “Beatle Wigs” went through the roof. Naturally, Mad takes this fad a step further, asking why not fake Kirk Douglas chins, Barbara Streisand noses, David Janssen ears, and Burt Lancaster teeth? Interesting to see Kirk Douglas featured as the star of One Flew Over the Coo Coo’s Nest; it’s easy to forget he starred on Broadway in the play, years before Jack Nicholson was featured in the 1970 movie version. The art is in ink and gray wash on illustration board, measuring approximately 18.5” x 19.25” and 19” x 22.5” In Excellent condition. A set of photocopied pages from the magazine article are included.

93708 Eric Powell The Goon #12 Page 20 Original Art (Dark Horse, 2005). Eric Powell demonstrates why this series has been so successful in winning multiple industry awards, in this powerful page rendered in ink and crayon. The art has an image area of 10” x 15” and it is in Excellent condition. Signed by the artist at the bottom right. 93710 Paul Reinman Sensation Comics #83 Sargon Page 5 Original Art (DC, 1948). Golden Age Sargon the Sorcerer originals are harder to catch to than a dove flying out of a magician’s hat. They are scarcely, if ever, offered in the marketplace. In fact, this is one of only two known to exist. Paul Reinman’s Golden Age art, with its dramatic angles and deeply shadowed figures, inspired the “new wave” of young comic books artists who went directly from their New York City art high schools into the industry in the late forties. Alex Toth in particular enjoyed Reinman’s approach. Sargon the Sorcerer works his marvelous magic in page 5 from “The Man From Nowhere.” This page has an image area of 13” x 18”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

93712 Pierce Rice (attributed) Pocket Comics #1 Complete 12-Page Story “Origin of British Agent 99” Original Art (Harvey, 1941). From the first-ever Harvey comic. Allan Douglas, famous screen star, uses his knowledge of disguise and languages to fight for freedom as British Agent 99! Each glorious Golden Age page has an 8” x 12.5” image area. Some paper aging and light water damage to several of the pages; otherwise, the condition of the pages average Very Good.

93714 Marshall Rogers Madame Xanadu #1 Page 24 Original Art (DC, 1981). DC’s first attempt at marketing comics specifically to fans and collectors was Madame Xanadu #1, which contained the 25-page tale, “Dance for Two Demons,” by Steve Englehart and Marshall Rogers. This page from that story has an image area of 10” x 15” and it is in Excellent condition.

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93715 John Romita Jr. and Alfredo Alcala Dazzler #2 Page 28 Original Art (Marvel, 1981). A plethora of super heroes gather to watch Dazzler’s audition in this page from “Where Demons Fear to Dwell!” The art has an image area of 10” x 15” and, aside from paper tanning and glue staining, it is in Very Good condition.

93717 Joe Rubinstein Captain America #249 Machinesmith Cover Re-Creation Original Art (undated). Marvel inking legend Joe Rubinstein (who inked the original 1980 cover) re-creates the action-packed scene that very well may have been the best image of John Byrne’s brief but fondly remembered run on this title. The Machinesmith is the one sending Thing and Spider-Man robots to attack Cap here. As noted when Heritage Auctions sold the original cover for nearly $18,000 — when it came to drawing metal and machinery, perhaps only Jack Kirby was the equal of Byrne and Rubinstein, and not even “The King” would put in as much intricate detail as is seen here. That still holds true in this reprise. The image area of this awesome recreation is 10” x 15.5”, and the art is in Excellent condition. Signed at the lower left, “Rubinstein after B. + R.”

93719 Harry Sahle All-New Short Story Comics #1 Complete 6-Page Story “Steve Case, Crime Rover: Poison Pen Murder” Original Art (Harvey, 1943). This slam-bang story features the first appearance of Steve Case. Each page has an image area of 13” x 18”, and they average Excellent condition.

93721 Tom Scioli Galactus vs. Terminus Illustration Original Art (2005). It’s a clash of the titans as Jack Kirby’s Galactus slugs it out with John Byrne’s Terminus in this world-shattering donnybrook brought to you by the fan-favorite artist of Image Comics’ Godland, This pulse-pounding piece has an overall size of 11.5” x 18”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

93716 Budd Root Cavewoman on Crocodile Illustration Original Art (2001). Famous for his amplyendowed (and scarcely dressed) female figures, artist Budd Root here showcases his most famous creation, the pouty-lipped prehistoric princess Cavewoman, who models her trunk junk while straddling a carnivorous crocodile. Talk about charms to soothe the savage beast. This ink-and-wash monsterpiece has an overall size of 11” x 17”, and is in Excellent condition.

93720 Ernie Schroeder Green Hornet #24 Complete 10-Page Spirit of ‘76 Story “Isle of the Monster Ape” Original Art (Harvey, 1945). The Spirit of ‘76 and Tubby battle the menace of an oversized ape in this 10-page thriller. It’s high-voltage action as drawn by the late Golden Age great, Ernie Schroeder. Each page has an image area that measures 12.5” x 18”, and the aside from missing its title logo, the story title logo, the art is in Very Good condition. 93718 Art Saaf and Nick Cardy Teen Titans #42 Page 11 Original Art (DC, 1972). Deep in the Yucatan jungle, Wonder Girl slips away from the Titans to help break an ancient curse, in this page from “Slaves of the Emperor Bug.” The art has an image area of 10” x 15”, and aside from some light paper tanning and tape stain residue, it is in Very Good condition.

93722 John Severin Cracked #128 Complete 5-Page Story “Police Lady” Original Art (Major Magazines, 1975). John Severin sends up the TV show of Police woman starring Angie Dickenson in this flirty five-page romp. Ink on Craftint duotone paper. Each page has an approximate image area of 12” x 16” and is in Very Good condition.

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93723 John Severin Cracked #137 Complete 5-Page Story “Beach Blanket Party” Original Art (Major Magazines, 1976). This fun-filled five-pager by John Severin features a parody of a Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon beach party film with songs and fresh-faced teens surfing and dancing and — “King Surfer!” Who’s that guy in the white shorts and leather jacket? The Fonz! Somehow we knew he’d show up. Nothing is funnier than the Fonz’s face when he yells “tidal wave.” Rendered in ink on Craftint paper, each swinging page has an approximate image area of 13” x 16”. In Very Good condition.

93725 Marie Severin and Johnny Craig Sub-Mariner #23 Page 16 Original Art (Marvel, 1970). The two EC legends work their own brand Marvel magic in this sensational Bronze Age page from “The Coming of Orca.” The art has an image area of 10” x 15” and aside from some production process stains, is in Very Good condition. Signed by Marie Severin at the bottom right.

93727 Bill Sienkiewicz Batman Ink and Watercolor Commissioned Illustration Original Art (2011). This energetic ink and watercolor sketch of the Gotham Guardian has an overall size of 11” x 17”, and the art is in Excellent condition. Signed at the lower right.

93731 Greg Staples Magic the Gathering Duskworker Card Illustration Original Art (Wizards of the Coast, 2003). At the setting of each sun, this creature emerges to clean Mirrodin’s floor of the day’s carrion. Rendered in mixed media on heavy paper, this illustration by Greg Staples has an image area of 10” x 7” and it is in Excellent condition.

93724 John Severin Cracked #156 Complete 6-Page Story “Three’s Crummier” Original Art (Major Magazines, 1978). This six-pager by John Severin pokes good fun at the seventies hit television program, Three’s Company. John Ritter, Suzanne Somers, Joyce DeWitt, Norman Fell, James Garner, Hugh Hefner, Farrah Fawcett Majors, and Lee Majors all get the uproarious Severin caricature treatment. Rendered in ink on Craftint paper, each hilarious page has an approximate image area of 13” x 16”. In Very Good condition.

93726 Bill Sienkiewicz Elektra: Assassin Ink and Watercolor Commissioned Illustration Original Art (2011). In 1986, Frank Miller teamed with Bill Sienkiewicz to create the experimental and ultraviolent mini-series, Elektra: Assassin. Sienkiewicz’s unfettered illustration technique took Miller’s tale to dizzying heights of innovative storytelling. This watercolor and ink sketch measures 11” x 17” and it is in Excellent condition. Signed by Sienkiewicz at the lower left.

93728 Dave Sim Steve Gerber Memorial Illustration Original Art (c. 2008). Howard the Duck feels the bite of a chill wind at his back as a Will Eisner-like logo blows by to commemorate the sad passing of Howard’s creator, Steve Gerber. This melancholic piece has an overall size of 8.5” x 11”, and the art is in Excellent condition. 93729 No Lot.

93732 Greg Staples Magic the Gathering Rusting Golem Card Illustration Original Art (Wizards of the Coast, 2000). An enormous metal humanoid aggressively defends the doorway behind him from Rebel soldiers, in this mixed media illustration by Greg Staples. The art has an image area of 8” x 6.25” and it is in Excellent condition. Includes Staples’ Artist Assignment Sheet attached to the back, which contains details of the illustration.

93733 Ken Steacy Spider-Man Original Art Illustration (1996). The inimitable Ken Steacy lends his brush to the wall-crawler in this gorgeous illo (possibly a twopage spread) from an unidentified Spider-Man project. The art has been professionally matted to an image area of 18” x 11”, and is in Excellent condition. 93730 Jack Sparling Fighting Fronts #5 Complete 7-Page Story “The Bullet” Original Art (Harvey, 1953). A Korean War soldier faces the superstitious dread of a “bullet with his name on it”, and despite the efforts of his buddy, the old saw comes true. Each page has an image area of 12” x 18”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

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93740 Tom Sutton (as Dementia) Bondage Obsession #2 Plate 87 Original Art (Eros Comix, 1994). This illustration was rendered in mixed media on vellum, and mounted to another sheet of paper. The art has an image area of 12” x 8” and, aside from some vellum yellowing, it is in Very Good condition. Signed by the artist at the lower right.

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93743 Tom Sutton (as Dementia) Bondage Obsession Volume 2 Plate 70 Original Art (Eros Comix, 1997). Pleasure meets delicious pain, in this Dementia delineation (dated 1994). Rendered in graphite on heavy illustration paper, the art has an image area of 18” x 12”. Some damage along the left edge; otherwise the art is in Very Good condition.

93734 Strange Story Complete 10-Page Story “Introducing the Devil” Original Art (Harvey, c. 1946). This spectacular pre-Code horror yarn, either from the first (and only) issue of Strange Story, or unpublished, is jam-packed with supernatural action. Every panel is pure terror, with plenty of evil creatures. Don’t be a fraidy-cat, bid now. Each page, drawn on heavy boards, measures 15” x 20”, and aside from heavy edge and corner wear, the art averages Good condition.

93737 Tom Sutton Eerie #29 “The Vorpal Sword” Page 5 Original Art (Warren, 1970). Warren mainstay Tom Sutton was a master of the sword and sorcery genre. This spine-tingler has an image area of 10.5” x 15”, and its condition is Excellent.

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93744 Tom Sutton (as Dementia) Erotic Illustration Original Art (Eros Comix, 1999). Dementia gives Bill Ward a tip of the hat in this mixed media illustration. The art has an image area of 8” x 11.5” and it is in Very Good condition. Signed by the artist at the lower right.

93735 Tom Sutton Eerie #29 “The Vorpal Sword” Page 3 Original Art (Warren, 1970). Tom Sutton displays his formidable artistic talent for the spooky in this detailed sword and sorcery thriller. This “monster-piece” has an image area of 10.5” x 15”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

93738 Tom Sutton Eerie #29 “The Vorpal Sword” Page 6 Original Art (Warren, 1970). Things are looking grim for our hero, Eric, in this page. This Warren spell-binder has an image area of 10.5” x 15”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

93741 Tom Sutton (as Dementia) Splash Page 35 Original Art Original Art (Eros Comix, undated). This illustration, titled, “Inspiration,” was rendered in ink on vellum, and mounted to another sheet of paper. The art has an image area of 9” x 11.75” and, aside from light soiling and some slight buckling to the vellum, it is in Very Good condition.

93745 Arthur Suydam Echo of Futurepast “Mudwogs” Page Original Art (Continuity Comics, c. 1984). This atmospheric, mixedmedia “Mudwogs” page hails from an unidentified issue of Echo of Futurepast and it showcases the dark, macabre vision that became the hallmark of the series. This beautifully painted piece has an overall size of 10.5” x 10.5”, and the art is in Very Good condition. 93742 Tom Sutton (as Dementia) Eros Comix Splash Page 30 Original Art (Eros Comix, undated). Rendered in ink and graphite on vellum, and mounted to another sheet of paper, this Dementia masterpiece has an image area of 10” x 15”. Some yellowing to the vellum; otherwise the art is in Excellent condition.

93736 Tom Sutton Eerie #29 “The Vorpal Sword” Page 4 Original Art (Warren, 1970). An arcane romance is the focus of this page. This Warren classic has an image area of 10.5” x 15”, and the art is in Excellent condition.
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93739 Tom Sutton Eerie #29 “The Vorpal Sword” Page 7 Original Art (Warren, 1970). And here’s the payoff — the twist ending of this yarn. This Warren classic has an image area of 10.5” x 15”. A stat of Cousin Eerie is missing at the lower right: otherwise, he art is in Excellent condition. Signed by Warren publisher Jim Warren at the lower right.

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93746 Arthur Suydam Mudwogs Page 3 Original Art (Continuity Comics, c. 1984). Feel bloated? — Maybe a Mudwog has captured you. Here’s some wild and wacky stuff by the supremely talented Arthur Suydam. This mixed-media on board page has an image area of 10” x 13.25” and the art is in Excellent condition.

93749 Tim Truman Grateful Dead Almanac Vol. 7 #2 Complete 1-Page Grateful Dead Story “Help on the Way” Original Art (2000). Dead Head Tim Truman adapts the well-known Dead song in this gorgeous painted page. The art has an image area of 11” x 18” and it is in Excellent condition. Signed by the artist in the second panel at the right.

93751 Warren Tufts Casey Ruggles Daily Comic Strip Original Art Group (United Feature Syndicate, 1951). The remarkable drawing talent of Warren Tufts is showcased in these five Casey Ruggles dailies featuring “Old Ancient,” a hilarious lampoon of Hopalong Cassidy. These seven episodes drawn on Craftint paper, are dated 3-9, 3-14, 3-15, 3-16, 3-23, 3-24, and 3-29-51. Each daily has an approximate image area of 18.25” x 5”, and aside they averages Excellent condition.

93753 George Tuska and Mike Esposito (as Joe Gaudioso) Iron Man #38 Splash Page 1 Original Art (Marvel, 1971). The Golden Avenger shows signs weakness with his arm in a sling, and the hoods are already taunting, in this exceptional splash page from “When Calls Jonah.” The art has an image area of 10” x 15” and aside from a glue stain at the top of the page, it is in Very Good condition.

93747 Frank Thorne Star Spangled Comics #117 Cover Recreation Original Art (Mighty Nib, 2011). Frank Thorne followed Fred Ray on the late sixties run of the action-adventure series, Tomahawk. Here he recreates Fred Ray’s original cover to Star Spangled Comics #117. The art is rendered in ink with watercolor and has an image area measuring 10” x 14.75”. In Excellent condition.

93750 Tim Truman Grateful Dead Almanac Vol. 8 #1 Complete 1-Page Grateful Dead Story “Resurrection Rag” Original Art (2000). Professional illustrator Tim Truman adapts the Robert Hunter song, “Resurrection Rag,” in this mixed media page. The art has an image area of 9.75” x 15.5” and it is in Excellent condition. Signed by the artist in the first panel at the right.

93752 George Tuska Adventures Into Darkness #6 6-Page Original Art Group (Standard, 1952). This horrific hotel story by George Tuska tells the blood-chilling tale of a pair of citizens trapped at a “corpse convention.” Unfortunately this lot is missing the final pay-off page for the story; it only includes pages 1-6 of the yarn. Each eerie page has an image area of 12” x 18”. Page 1 has a glue stain left behind by a missing panel art change; otherwise, the pages average Very Good condition.

93754 Harry Tuthill The Bungle Family Hand Colored Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 4-19-25 (McNaught Syndicate, 1925). The art for this Sunday titled, “Anyhow George Did His Best,” has been hand-painted in watercolor, and has an approximate image area of 21.5” x 27.5”. There is some slight aging apparent overall and edge wear; otherwise, the work is in Very Good condition.

93748 Angelo Torres Mad #399 X-Men Parady Original Art Group (EC, 2000). Eight illustrations by Angelo Torres for the feature, “$-Men.” Rendered in ink with wash, each illustration has an image area of approximately 16” x 19” and on they are in Excellent condition.

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93755 Harry Tuthill The Bungle Family Hand Colored Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 7-5-25 (McNaught Syndicate, 1925). The art for this Sunday titled, “An Exciting Evening,” has been hand-painted in watercolor, and has an approximate image area of 21.5” x 27.5”. There is some slight aging apparent overall and edge wear; otherwise, the work is in Very Good condition.

93758 Harry Tuthill The Bungle Family Hand Colored Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 4-21-29 (McNaught Syndicate, 1929). The art for this Sunday titled, “Children,” has been hand-painted in watercolor, and has an approximate image area of 21.5” x 27.5”. There is some slight aging apparent overall and edge wear; otherwise, the work is in Very Good condition.

93760 William Van Horn Duck Tales #5 Complete 5-Page Story “Seeing the Blight” Original Art (Gladstone, 1988). Adventuresome five page tale featuring Launchpad McQuack, Huey, Dewey and Louie, Gyro Gearloose, and Gyro’s Helper. Script and art by William Van Horn. Each page has an image area of 14” x 21” and been signed by the artist along the lower right edge. In Excellent condition.

93762 W. T. Vinson Wham-O Giant Comics #1 Cover Preliminary Original Art (Wham-O, 1967). This action-packed preliminary for the fondly remember one-shot was drawn by the veteran cartoonist for Hot Rod Cartoons, National Lampoon, West Magazine, Rolling Stone, Scientific American, Playboy, and many other magazines, W. T. Vinson. This mixed media piece was drawn on vellum which then was taped to a backing board. There is heavy wear and paper aging; and a long tear through the lower left corner; otherwise, it is in Fair condition. From the Estate of John McLaughlin.

93756 Harry Tuthill The Bungle Family Hand Colored Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 7-12-25 (McNaught Syndicate, 1925). The art for this Sunday titled, “A Rough Pacifist,” has been handpainted in watercolor, and has an approximate image area of 21.5” x 27.5”. There is some slight aging apparent overall and edge wear; otherwise, the work is in Very Good condition.

93759 Harry Tuthill The Bungle Family Hand Colored Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 5-5-29 (McNaught Syndicate, 1929). The art for this Sunday titled, “A Problem and Solution in One,” has been hand-painted in watercolor, and has an approximate image area of 21.5” x 27.5”. There is some slight aging apparent overall and edge wear; otherwise, the work is in Very Good condition.

93761 Ethan Van Sciver and Prentis Rollins Green Lantern: Rebirth #3 Kilowog Page 2 Original Art (DC, 2005). Ganthet, the empathetic Guardian of the Galaxy, and Green Lanterns Kyle Rayner and Kilowog are showcased in this beautifully detailed Ethan Van Sciver page from the yarn, “Yellow.” Appearances by Green Arrow and Spectre. This first-rate Modern Era piece has an image area of 10.5” x 15.75”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

93763 Mike Vosburg and Steve Leialoha Marvel Team-Up #81 Spider-Man and Satana Splash Page 1 Original Art (Marvel, 1979). There are two women in Stephen Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum, his disciple Clea and the Devil’s daughter, Satana, in this title page to the tale, “Last Rites.” The art has an image area of 10” x 15” and, aside from some light soiling, it is in Very Good condition. Signed by Mike Vosburg at the lower right.

93757 Harry Tuthill The Bungle Family Hand Colored Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 7-19-25 (McNaught Syndicate, 1925). The art for this Sunday titled, “They Make Friends So Easily,” has been hand-painted in watercolor, and has an approximate image area of 21.5” x 27.5”. There is some slight aging apparent overall and edge wear; otherwise, the work is in Very Good condition.
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93764 Bill Ward Humorama Cartoon Illustration Original Art (Humorama, 1970). Caption: “Good gracious, the boss has misplaced his glasses again.” This mixed media on paper illustration has an overall size of 13.75” x 20”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

93767 Bill Wenzel Barrel of Fun “Moon Tan Lotion” Cover Illustration Original Art (Almat Publishing, Spring 1963). This lot features a watercolor on board cartoon illustration by the renowned men’s magazine cartoonist. This piece has an approximate image area of 13” x 16.5”, and it is in Excellent condition.

93770 Ogden Whitney Herbie #15 Page 5 Original Art (American Comics Group, 1966). This outrageous page from “Herby Goes Nap-Happy” has an image area of 12” x 18”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

93773 George Woodbridge Mad #69 Illustration Original Art Group (EC, 1962). Set of three illustrations by George Woodbridge for the feature, “Less Violent TV Shows.” Rendered in ink and wash on illustration board, two of the illustrations have an image area of 17” x 17” and one has an image area of 18” x 22”. In Very Good condition. Includes three 8.5” x 11” black and white photocopies of the printed pages in Good condition.

93765 Bill Ward Humorama Cartoon Illustration Original Art (Humorama, 1970). Caption: “I gotta idea what let’s do, Lucy May, let’s make a little hay while the sun shines.” This mixed media on paper illustration has an overall size of 13” x 19”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

93768 Bert Whitman (attributed) Nyoka, the Jungle Girl #52 “The Lost Gold” 6-Page Part III Story Original Art (Fawcett, 1951). It’s jungle girl action as you like it. Each page, with plenty of interesting editorial notes in the borders, has an approximate image area of 13” x 18”, and the art averages Very Good condition.

93771 Whiz Comics #120 Complete 7-Page Story “Golden Arrow and the Headless Horseman” Original Art (Fawcett, 1950). In the days of the Old West, ruthless thieves would take what they saw when they wanted it — except when Golden Arrow, the Robin Hood of the Old West, was on the scene! In this dusty sagebrush saga, a seemingly supernatural menace is on the prowl. Each page has an image area of 13” x 18”, and their condition averages Very Good.

93774 Mike Zeck Captain America and Spider-Man Sketch Original Art (c. 1980s). Cap and Spidey star in this dynamic sketch by the fan-favorite artist. The overall size is 11” x 14”, and aside from some faded marker lines, the art is in Very Good condition. Signed by Zeck at the lower left.

93766 Bill Ward Humorama Cartoon Illustration Original Art (Humorama, 1972). Caption: “I’m getting off, Joe, there can’t be any sight that’ll top this one.” This mixed media on paper illustration has an overall size of 14” x 19.5”, and the art is in Excellent condition.

93772 Al Williamson Secret Agent Corrigan Daily Original Art dated 4-10-67 (King Features Syndicate, 1967). Here’s a prime Secret Agent Corrigan daily by Al Williamson from 1967. The image area measures 16” x 4.75”. This art is in Excellent condition. 93769 Ogden Whitney Herbie #15 Page 4 Original Art (American Comics Group, 1966). These offbeat torture scenes from “Herby Goes Nap-Happy” have an image area of 12” x 18”. The art is in Excellent condition.

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93775 Dan O’Neill Mickey Mouse MLF Sketch Original Art (1979). Marker and colored pencil sketch on paper, with an image area of approximately 9.5” x 12.5”. Some minor tanning from light exposure and very light soiling; VG condition.

93778 Marie Severin Frontline Combat #15 Cover Color Guide Production Piece (Russ Cochran, 1977). For Russ Cochran’s deluxe reprinting of the entire run of Frontline Combat, he employed the services of original EC colorist Marie Severin, who managed to “bump-up” the colors of the original covers; this is one of her hand-colored stats designed for use by the printer, who then recreated it in traditional four-color methods. This is for Wally Wood’s’ classic war illustration, which graced issue #15. Watercolor on stat paper measuring approximately 8.75” x 13”, and it’s in Excellent condition.

93780 The Grasshopper and the Ant Concept Sketch Animation Art (Disney, 1934). Full color concept sketch from this Silly Symphonies cartoon, featuring the Grasshopper. Rendered in colored pencil on paper, the piece has an image area of 11.5” x 4”. There is paper tanning, a vertical fold near the center, some paper chipping on the right edge, and pinholes in the upper left and right corners; otherwise this work is in Good condition.

93783 Ludwig von Drake Animation Production Cel Animation Art (Disney, c. 1970). Hand-painted cel featuring Ludwig von Drake. Matted to an image area of 8.25” x 6.25”. Some paint cracking and paint loss; otherwise the art is in Good condition.

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93776 Larry Welz Cherry #15 “F*** Censorship” Pin-Up Original Art (Kitchen Sink, 1973). Cherry is a trussed-up Lady Liberty, in artist Larry Welz’s stand against censorship pin-up illustration. The art was also used as a Legal Defense poster, and is ink on bristol, with an amberlith overlay. Image size is approximately 8” x 9”; in Excellent condition.

93781 Jiminy Cricket Production Cel Animation Art (Disney, c. 1959). Hand-inked and hand-painted animation production cel featuring Jiminy Cricket. The art has been matted to an image area of 6.25” x 9.25”. Some paint has adhered to the backing board; otherwise the art is in Good condition.

93784 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Courvoisier Print (Disney, 1937). Titled, “Tired Bunnies,” this original Courvoisier print measures 15” x 13” and it includes its original envelope. Some light paper tanning, light soiling and buckling and edge wear; otherwise the print is in Good condition. The envelope is in Good condition.

93779 The Flintstones Storyboard Original Art Group (Hanna-Barbera, 1965). Barney is mistaken for the long lost Prince of Rockabia, in The Flintstones episode, “Royal Rubble,” which aired on Dec, 10, 1965. Here is a complete set of storyboards for this episode — 45 sheets each measuring 12.5” x 10”, stapled together at the top. In Very Good condition.

93777 S. Clay Wilson Complete 1-Page Story “A Tale of Nothing” Original Art (1961). An early “fine line” one-pager by that comix enfant terrible, S. Clay Wilson, featuring one of Wilson’s all-time favorite subject matters, pirates. This rare page is in Good condition, with extensive water damage and a small piece missing from the bottom edge of the 8.5” x 11” paper. It’s signed S. C. Wilson and dated “Feb. 6 1961” on the backside.
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93782 Harvey Kurtzman Sesame Street “Boat” Preliminary Animation Artwork Original Art (1973). Harvey Kurtzman teamed with Phil Kimmelman and Associates to produce three segments for Sesame Street. This sketch has an old skipper ordering numbers into his small boat. It’s pure Kurtzman, drawn on tracing paper in black and blue markers, with white-out. Image area is approximately 11” x 7”, and is signed at the bottom. In addition, a first day issue envelope signed by Kurtzman, Will Elder (who provided a small Little Annie Fanny sketch), and Hugh Hefner is included. In Excellent condition.

93785 101 Dalmatians Perdita and Pongo Production Drawing Original Art Group (Walt Disney, 1961). Perdita and Pongo are featured in this set of seven original production drawings from Disney’s seventeenth animated feature. Rendered in blue and red pencil and graphite, each drawing measures 15.5” x 12.5”, and they average Very Good condition. Note: several drawings have loose drawings on the reverse.

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Such determination may be made by Auctioneer in its sole and unlimited discretion, at any time prior to, during, or even after the close of the Auction. Auctioneer reserves the right to exclude any person from the auction. 6. If an entity places a bid, then the person executing the bid on behalf of the entity agrees to personally guarantee payment for any successful bid. Credit: 7. In order to place bids, Bidders who have not established credit with the Auctioneer must either furnish satisfactory credit information (including two collectibles-related business references) or supply valid credit card information along with a social security number, well in advance of the Auction. Bids placed through our Interactive Internet program will only be accepted from preregistered Bidders. Bidders who are not members of HA.com or affiliates should preregister at least 48 hours before the start of the first session (exclusive of holidays or weekends) to allow adequate time to contact references. Credit will be granted at the discretion of Auctioneer. Additionally Bidders who have not previously established credit or who wish to bid in excess of their established credit history may be required to provide their social security number or the last four digits thereof so a credit check may be performed prior to Auctioneer’s acceptance of a bid. Check writing privileges and immediate delivery of merchandise may also be determined by pre-approval of credit based on a combination of criteria: HA.com history, related industry references, bank verification, a credit bureau report and/or a personal guarantee for a corporate or partnership entity in advance of the auction venue. Bidding Options: 8. Bids in Signature® Auctions or Grand Format Auctions may be placed as set forth in the printed catalog section entitled “Choose your bidding method.” For auctions held solely on the Internet, see the alternatives on HA.com. Review at HA.com/common/howtobid.php. 9. Presentment of Bids: Non-Internet bids (including but not limited to podium, fax, phone and mail bids) are treated similar to floor bids in that they must be on-increment or at a half increment (called a cut bid). Any podium, fax, phone, or mail bids that do not conform to a full or half increment will be rounded up or down to the nearest full or half increment and this revised amount will be considered your high bid. 10. Auctioneer’s Execution of Certain Bids. Auctioneer cannot be responsible for your errors in bidding, so carefully check that every bid is entered correctly. When identical mail or FAX bids are submitted, preference is given to the first received. To ensure the greatest accuracy, your written bids should be entered on the standard printed bid sheet and be received at Auctioneer’s place of business at least two business days before the Auction start. Auctioneer is not responsible for executing mail bids or FAX bids received on or after the day the first lot is sold, nor Internet bids submitted after the published closing time; nor is Auctioneer responsible for proper execution of bids submitted by telephone, mail, FAX, e-mail, Internet, or in person once the Auction begins. Bids placed electronically via the internet may not be withdrawn until your written request is received and acknowledged by Auctioneer (FAX: 214-443-8425); such requests must state the reason, and may constitute grounds for withdrawal of bidding privileges. Lots won by mail Bidders will not be delivered at the Auction unless prearranged. 11. Caveat as to Bid Increments. Bid increments (over the current bid level) determine the lowest amount you may bid on a particular lot. Bids greater than one increment over the current bid can be any whole dollar amount. It is possible under several circumstances for winning bids to be between increments, sometimes only $1 above the previous increment. Please see: “How can I lose by less than an increment?” on our website. Bids will be accepted in whole dollar amounts only. No “buy” or “unlimited” bids will be accepted. The following chart governs current bidding increments. Current Bid .....................Bid Increment Current Bid.......................Bid Increment <$10 .................................... $1 $20,000 - $29,999 .................$2,000 $10 - $29 ............................. $2 $30,000 - $49,999 .................$2,500 $30 - $49 ............................. $3 $50,000 - $99,999 .................$5,000 $50 - $99 ............................. $5 $100,000 - $199,999 .............$10,000 $100 - $199 ......................... $10 $200,000 - $299,999 .............$20,000 $200 - $299 ......................... $20 $300,000 - $499,999 .............$25,000 $300 - $499 ......................... $25 $500,000 - $999,999 .............$50,000 $500 - $999 ......................... $50 $1,000,000 - $1,999,999 .......$100,000 $1,000 - $1,999 ................... $100 $2,000,000 - $2,999,999 .......$200,000 $2,000 - $2,999 ................... $200 $3,000,000 - $4,999,999 .......$250,000 $3,000 - $4,999 ................... $250 $5,000,000 - $9,999,999 .......$500,000 $5,000 - $9,999 ................... $500 >$10,000,000 ........................$1,000,000 $10,000 - $19,999 ............... $1,000 12. If Auctioneer calls for a full increment, a bidder may request Auctioneer to accept a bid at half of the increment (“Cut Bid”) only once per lot. After offering a Cut Bid, bidders may continue to participate only at full increments. Off-increment bids may be accepted by the Auctioneer at Signature® Auctions and Grand Format Auctions. If the Auctioneer solicits bids other than the expected increment, these bids will not be considered Cut Bids. Conducting the Auction: 13. Notice of the consignor’s liberty to place bids on his lots in the Auction is hereby made in accordance with Article 2 of the Texas Business and Commercial Code. A “Minimum Bid” is an amount below which the lot will not sell. THE CONSIGNOR OF PROPERTY MAY PLACE WRITTEN ”Minimum Bids” ON HIS LOTS IN ADVANCE OF THE AUCTION; ON SUCH LOTS, IF THE HAMMER PRICE DOES NOT MEET THE “Minimum Bid”, THE CONSIGNOR MAY PAY A REDUCED COMMISSION ON THOSE LOTS. ”Minimum Bids” are generally posted online several days prior to the Auction closing. For any successful bid placed by a consignor on his Property on the Auction floor, or by any means during the live session, or after the ”Minimum Bid” for an Auction have been posted, we will require the consignor to pay full Buyer’s Premium and Seller’s Commissions on such lot. 14. The highest qualified Bidder recognized by the Auctioneer shall be the Buyer. In the event of a tie bid, the earliest bid received or recognized wins. In the event of any dispute between any Bidders at an Auction, Auctioneer may at his sole discretion reoffer the lot. Auctioneer’s decision and declaration of the winning Bidder shall be final and binding upon all Bidders. Bids properly offered, whether by floor Bidder or other means of bidding, may on occasion be missed or go unrecognized; in such cases, the Auctioneer may declare the recognized bid accepted as the winning bid, regardless of whether a competing bid may have been higher. 15. Auctioneer reserves the right to refuse to honor any bid or to limit the amount of any bid, in its sole discretion. A bid is considered not made in “Good Faith” when made by an insolvent or irresponsible person, a person under the age of eighteen, or is not supported by satisfactory credit, collectibles references, or otherwise. Regardless of the disclosure of his identity, any bid by a consignor or his agent on a lot consigned by him is deemed to be made in “Good Faith.” Any person apparently appearing on the OFAC list is not eligible to bid. 16. Nominal Bids. The Auctioneer in its sole discretion may reject nominal bids, small opening bids, or very nominal advances. If a lot bearing estimates fails to open for 40–60% of the low estimate, the Auctioneer may pass the item or may place a protective bid on behalf of the consignor. 17. Lots bearing bidding estimates shall open at Auctioneer’s discretion (approximately 50%-60% of the low estimate). In the event that no bid meets or exceeds that opening amount, the lot shall pass as unsold. 18. All items are to be purchased per lot as numerically indicated and no lots will be broken. Auctioneer reserves the right to withdraw, prior to the close, any lots from the Auction. 19. Auctioneer reserves the right to rescind the sale in the event of nonpayment, breach of a warranty, disputed ownership, auctioneer’s clerical error or omission in exercising bids and reserves, or for any other reason and in Auctioneer’s sole discretion. In cases of nonpayment, Auctioneer’s election to void a sale does not relieve the Bidder from their obligation to pay Auctioneer its fees (seller’s and buyer’s premium) and any other damages or expenses pertaining to the lot. 20. Auctioneer occasionally experiences Internet and/or Server service outages, and Auctioneer periodically schedules system downtime for maintenance and other purposes, during which Bidders cannot participate or place bids. If such outages occur, we may at our discretion extend bidding for the Auction. Bidders unable to place their Bids through the Internet are directed to contact Client Services at 1-800-872-6467. 21. The Auctioneer, its affiliates, or their employees consign items to be sold in the Auction, and may bid on those lots or any other lots. Auctioneer or affiliates expressly reserve the right to modify any such bids at any time prior to the hammer based upon data made known to the Auctioneer or its affiliates. The Auctioneer may extend advances, guarantees, or loans to certain consignors. 22. The Auctioneer has the right to sell certain unsold items after the close of the Auction. Such lots shall be considered sold during the Auction and all these Terms and Conditions shall apply to such sales including but not limited to the Buyer’s Premium, return rights, and disclaimers. Payment: 23. All sales are strictly for cash in United States dollars (including U.S. currency, bank wire, cashier checks, travelers checks, eChecks, and bank money orders, and are subject to all reporting requirements). All deliveries are subject to good funds; funds being received in Auctioneer’s account before delivery of the Purchases; and all payments are subject to a clearing period. Auctioneer reserves the right to determine if a check constitutes “good funds”: checks drawn on a U.S. bank are subject to a ten business day hold, and thirty days when drawn on an international bank. Clients with pre-arranged credit status may receive immediate credit for payments via eCheck, personal or corporate checks. All others will be subject to a hold of 5 days, or more, for the funds to clear prior to releasing merchandise. (ref. T&C item 7 Credit for additional information.) Payments can be made 24-48 hours post auction from the My Orders page of the HA.com website. 24. Payment is due upon closing of the Auction session, or upon presentment of an invoice. Auctioneer reserves the right to void an invoice if payment in full is not received within 7 days after the close of the Auction. In cases of nonpayment, Auctioneer’s election to void a sale does not relieve the Bidder from their obligation to pay Auctioneer its fees (seller’s and buyer’s premium) on the lot and any other damages pertaining to the lot. 25. Lots delivered to you, or your representative in the States of Texas, California, New York, or other states where the Auction may be held, are subject to all applicable state and local taxes, unless appropriate permits are on file with Auctioneer. (Note: Coins are only subject to sales tax in California on invoices under $1500 and in Texas on invoices under $1000. Check the Web site at: http://coins.ha.com/c/ref/sales-tax.zx for more details.) Bidder agrees to pay Auctioneer the actual amount of tax due in the event that sales tax is not properly collected due to: 1) an expired, inaccurate, inappropriate tax certificate or declaration, 2) an incorrect interpretation of the applicable statute, 3) or any other reason. The appropriate form or certificate must be on file at and verified by Auctioneer five days prior to Auction or tax must be paid; only if such form or certificate is received by Auctioneer within 4 days after the Auction can a refund of tax paid be made. Lots from different Auctions may not be aggregated for sales tax purposes. 26. In the event that a Bidder’s payment is dishonored upon presentment(s), Bidder shall pay the maximum statutory processing fee set by applicable state law. If you attempt to pay via eCheck and your financial institution denies this transfer from your bank account, or the payment cannot be completed using the selected funding source, you agree to complete payment using your credit card on file. 27. If any Auction invoice submitted by Auctioneer is not paid in full when due, the unpaid balance will bear interest at the highest rate permitted by law from the date of invoice until paid. Any invoice not paid when due will bear a three percent (3%) late fee on the invoice amount or three percent (3%) of any installment that is past due. If the Auctioneer refers any invoice to an attorney for collection, the buyer agrees to pay attorney’s fees, court costs, and other collection costs incurred by Auctioneer. 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Terms and Conditions of Auction
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If a Bidder owes Auctioneer or its affiliates on any account, Auctioneer and its affiliates shall have the right to offset such unpaid account by any credit balance due Bidder, and it may secure by possessory lien any unpaid amount by any of the Bidder’s property in their possession. 31. Title shall not pass to the successful Bidder until all invoices are paid in full. It is the responsibility of the buyer to provide adequate insurance coverage for the items once they have been delivered to a common carrier or third-party shipper. Delivery; Shipping; and Handling Charges: 32. Buyer is liable for shipping and handling. Please refer to Auctioneer’s website www.HA.com/ common/shipping.php for the latest charges or call Auctioneer. Auctioneer is unable to combine purchases from other auctions or affiliates into one package for shipping purposes. Lots won will be shipped in a commercially reasonable time after payment in good funds for the merchandise and the shipping fees is received or credit extended, except when third-party shipment occurs. 33. Successful international Bidders shall provide written shipping instructions, including specified customs declarations, to the Auctioneer for any lots to be delivered outside of the United States. NOTE: Declaration value shall be the item’(s) hammer price together with its buyer’s premium and Auctioneer shall use the correct harmonized code for the lot. Domestic Buyers on lots designated for third-party shipment must designate the common carrier, accept risk of loss, and prepay shipping costs. 34. All shipping charges will be borne by the successful Bidder. On all domestic shipments, any risk of loss during shipment will be borne by Heritage until the shipping carrier’s confirmation of delivery to the address of record in Auctioneer’s file (carrier’s confirmation is conclusive to prove delivery to Bidder; if the client has a Signature release on file with the carrier, the package is considered delivered without Signature) or delivery by Heritage to Bidder’s selected third-party shipper. On all foreign shipments, any risk of loss during shipment will be borne by the Bidder following Auctioneer’s delivery to the Bidder’s designated common carrier or third-party shipper. 35. Due to the nature of some items sold, it shall be the responsibility for the successful Bidder to arrange pick-up and shipping through third-parties; as to such items Auctioneer shall have no liability. Failure to pick-up or arrange shipping in a timely fashion (within ten days) shall subject Lots to storage and moving charges, including a $100 administration fee plus $10 daily storage for larger items and $5.00 daily for smaller items (storage fee per item) after 35 days. In the event the Lot is not removed within ninety days, the Lot may be offered for sale to recover any past due storage or moving fees, including a 10% Seller’s Commission. 36. The laws of various countries regulate the import or export of certain plant and animal properties, including (but not limited to) items made of (or including) ivory, whalebone, turtle shell, coral, crocodile, or other wildlife. Transport of such lots may require special licenses for export, import, or both. Bidder is responsible for: 1) obtaining all information on such restricted items for both export and import; 2) obtaining all such licenses and/or permits. 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Color variations can be expected in any electronic or printed imaging, and are not grounds for the return of any lot. NOTE: Auctioneer, in specified auction venues, for example, Fine Art, may have express written warranties and you are referred to those specific terms and conditions. . 39. Auctioneer is selling only such right or title to the items being sold as Auctioneer may have by virtue of consignment agreements on the date of auction and disclaims any warranty of title to the Property. Auctioneer disclaims any warranty of merchantability or fitness for any particular purposes. All images, descriptions, sales data, and archival records are the exclusive property of Auctioneer, and may be used by Auctioneer for advertising, promotion, archival records, and any other uses deemed appropriate. 40. Translations of foreign language documents may be provided as a convenience to interested parties. Auctioneer makes no representation as to the accuracy of those translations and will not be held responsible for errors in bidding arising from inaccuracies in translation. 41. Auctioneer disclaims all liability for damages, consequential or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with the sale of any Property by Auctioneer to Bidder. No third party may rely on any benefit of these Terms and Conditions and any rights, if any, established hereunder are personal to the Bidder and may not be assigned. Any statement made by the Auctioneer is an opinion and does not constitute a warranty or representation. No employee of Auctioneer may alter these Terms and Conditions, and, unless signed by a principal of Auctioneer, any such alteration is null and void. 42. Auctioneer shall not be liable for breakage of glass or damage to frames (patent or latent); such defects, in any event, shall not be a basis for any claim for return or reduction in purchase price. Release: 43. In consideration of participation in the Auction and the placing of a bid, Bidder expressly releases Auctioneer, its officers, directors and employees, its affiliates, and its outside experts that provide second opines, from any and all claims, cause of action, chose of action, whether at law or equity or any arbitration or mediation rights existing under the rules of any professional society or affiliation based upon the assigned description, or a derivative theory, breach of warranty express or implied, representation or other matter set forth within these Terms and Conditions of Auction or otherwise. In the event of a claim, Bidder agrees that such rights and privileges conferred therein are strictly construed as specifically declared herein; e.g., authenticity, typographical error, etc. and are the exclusive remedy. Bidder, by non-compliance to these express terms of a granted remedy, shall waive any claim against Auctioneer. 44. Notice: Some Property sold by Auctioneer are inherently dangerous e.g. firearms, cannons, and small items that may be swallowed or ingested or may have latent defects all of which may cause harm to a person. Purchaser accepts all risk of loss or damage from its purchase of these items and Auctioneer disclaims any liability whether under contract or tort for damages and losses, direct or inconsequential, and expressly disclaims any warranty as to safety or usage of any lot sold. Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Provision: 45. By placing a bid or otherwise participating in the auction, Bidder accepts these Terms and Conditions of Auction, and specifically agrees to the dispute resolution provided herein. Consumer disputes shall be resolved through court litigation which has an exclusive Dallas, Texas venue clause and jury waiver. Non-consumer dispute shall be determined in binding arbitration which arbitration replaces the right to go to court, including the right to a jury trial. 46. Auctioneer in no event shall be responsible for consequential damages, incidental damages, compensatory damages, or any other damages arising or claimed to be arising from the auction of any lot. In the event that Auctioneer cannot deliver the lot or subsequently it is established that the lot lacks title, or other transfer or condition issue is claimed, in such cases the sole remedy shall be limited to rescission of sale and refund of the amount paid by Bidder; in no case shall Auctioneer’s maximum liability exceed the high bid on that lot, which bid shall be deemed for all purposes the value of the lot. After one year has elapsed, Auctioneer’s maximum liability shall be limited to any commissions and fees Auctioneer earned on that lot. 47. In the event of an attribution error, Auctioneer may at its sole discretion, correct the error on the Internet, or, if discovered at a later date, to refund the buyer’s purchase price without further obligation. 48. Dispute Resolution for Consumers and Non-Consumers: Any claim, dispute, or controversy in connection with, relating to and /or arising out of the Auction, participation in the Auction, award of lots, damages of claims to lots, descriptions, condition reports, provenance, estimates, return and warranty rights, any interpretation of these Terms and Conditions, any alleged verbal modification of these Terms and Conditions and/or any purported settlement whether asserted in contract, tort, under Federal or State statute or regulation shall or any other matter: a) if presented by a consumer, be exclusively heard by, and the parties consent to, exclusive in personam jurisdiction in the State District Courts of Dallas County, Texas. THE PARTIES EXPRESSLY WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY. Any appeals shall be solely pursued in the appellate courts of the State of Texas; or b) for any claimant other than a consumer, the claim shall be presented in confidential binding arbitration before a single arbitrator, that the parties may agree upon, selected from the JAMS list of Texas arbitrators. The case is not to be administrated by JAMS; however, if the parties cannot agree on an arbitrator, then JAMS shall appoint the arbitrator and it shall be conducted under JAMS rules. The locale shall be Dallas Texas. The arbitrator’s award may be enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction. Any party on any claim involving the purchase or sale of numismatic or related items may elect arbitration through binding PNG arbitration. Any claim must be brought within one (1) year of the alleged breach, default or misrepresentation or the claim is waived. This agreement and any claims shall be determined and construed under Texas law. The prevailing party (party that is awarded substantial and material relief on its claim or defense) may be awarded its reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs. 49. No claims of any kind can be considered after the settlements have been made with the consignors. Any dispute after the settlement date is strictly between the Bidder and consignor without involvement or responsibility of the Auctioneer. 50. In consideration of their participation in or application for the Auction, a person or entity (whether the successful Bidder, a Bidder, a purchaser and/or other Auction participant or registrant) agrees that all disputes in any way relating to, arising under, connected with, or incidental to these Terms and Conditions and purchases, or default in payment thereof, shall be arbitrated pursuant to the arbitration provision. In the event that any matter including actions to compel arbitration, construe the agreement, actions in aid or arbitration or otherwise needs to be litigated, such litigation shall be exclusively in the Courts of the State of Texas, in Dallas County, Texas, and if necessary the corresponding appellate courts. For such actions, the successful Bidder, purchaser, or Auction participant also expressly submits himself to the personal jurisdiction of the State of Texas. 51. These Terms & Conditions provide specific remedies for occurrences in the auction and delivery process. Where such remedies are afforded, they shall be interpreted strictly. Bidder agrees that any claim shall utilize such remedies; Bidder making a claim in excess of those remedies provided in these Terms and Conditions agrees that in no case whatsoever shall Auctioneer’s maximum liability exceed the high bid on that lot, which bid shall be deemed for all purposes the value of the lot. Miscellaneous: 52. Agreements between Bidders and consignors to effectuate a non-sale of an item at Auction, inhibit bidding on a consigned item to enter into a private sale agreement for said item, or to utilize the Auctioneer’s Auction to obtain sales for non-selling consigned items subsequent to the Auction, are strictly prohibited. If a subsequent sale of a previously consigned item occurs in violation of this provision, Auctioneer reserves the right to charge Bidder the applicable Buyer’s Premium and consignor a Seller’s Commission as determined for each auction venue and by the terms of the seller’s agreement. 53. Acceptance of these Terms and Conditions qualifies Bidder as a client who has consented to be contacted by Heritage in the future. In conformity with “do-not-call” regulations promulgated by the Federal or State regulatory agencies, participation by the Bidder is affirmative consent to being contacted at the phone number shown in his application and this consent shall remain in effect until it is revoked in writing. Heritage may from time to time contact Bidder concerning sale, purchase, and auction opportunities available through Heritage and its affiliates and subsidiaries. 54. Rules of Construction: Auctioneer presents properties in a number of collectible fields, and as such, specific venues have promulgated supplemental Terms and Conditions. Nothing herein shall be construed to waive the general Terms and Conditions of Auction by these additional rules and shall be construed to give force and effect to the rules in their entirety. State Notices: Notice as to an Auction in California. Auctioneer has in compliance with Title 2.95 of the California Civil Code as amended October 11, 1993 Sec. 1812.600, posted with the California Secretary of State its bonds for it and its employees, and the auction is being conducted in compliance with Sec. 2338 of the Commercial Code and Sec. 535 of the Penal Code. Notice as to an Auction in New York City. These Terms and Conditions of Sale are designed to conform to the applicable sections of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Rules and Regulations as Amended. This sale is a Public Auction Sale conducted by Heritage Auctioneers & Galleries, Inc. # 41513036. The New York City licensed auctioneers are: Sam Foose, #095260; Kathleen Guzman, #0762165; Nicholas Dawes, #1304724; Ed Beardsley, #1183220; Scott Peterson, #1306933; Andrea Voss, #1320558, who will conduct the Sale on behalf of itself and Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc. (for Coins) and Currency Auctions of America, Inc. (for currency). All lots are subject to: the consignor’s rights to bid thereon in accord with these Terms and Conditions of Sale, consignor’s option to receive advances on their consignments, and Auctioneer, in its sole discretion, may offer limited extended financing to registered bidders, in accord with Auctioneer’s internal credit standards. A registered bidder may inquire whether a lot is subject to an advance or a reserve. Auctioneer has made advances to various consignors in this sale. On lots bearing an estimate, the term refers to a value range placed on an item by the Auctioneer in its sole opinion but the final price is determined by the bidders. Notice as to an Auction in Texas. In compliance with TDLR rule 67.100(c)(1), notice is hereby provided that this auction is covered by a Recovery Fund administered by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, P.O. Box 12157, Austin, Texas 78711 (512) 463-6599. Any complaints may be directed to the same address. Notice as to an Auction in Ohio: Auction firm and Auctioneer are licensed by the Dept. of Agriculture, and either the licensee is bonded in favor of the state or an aggrieved person may initiate a claim against the auction recovery fund created in Section 4707.25 of the Revised Code as a result of the licensee’s actions, whichever is applicable.

Rev. 1-18-12

Terms and Conditions of Auction
Additional Terms & Conditions: COMICS & COMIC ART AUCTIONS
COMICS & COMIC ART TERM A: Signature® Auctions are not on approval. No certified material may be returned because of possible differences of opinion with respect to the grade offered by any third-party organization, dealer, or service. No guarantee of grade is offered for uncertified Property sold and subsequently submitted to a third-party grading service. There are absolutely no exceptions to this policy. Under extremely limited circumstances, (e.g. gross cataloging error) a purchaser, who did not bid from the floor, may request Auctioneer to evaluate voiding a sale; such request must be made in writing detailing the alleged gross error, and submission of the lot to the Auctioneer must be pre-approved by the Auctioneer. A bidder must notify the appropriate department head (check the inside front cover of the catalog or our website for a listing of department heads) in writing of such request within three (3) days of the non-floor bidder’s receipt of the lot. Any lot that is to be evaluated must be in our offices within 30 days after Auction. Grading does not qualify for this evaluation process nor do such complaints constitute a basis to challenge the authenticity of a lot. AFTER THAT 30-DAY PERIOD, NO LOTS MAY BE RETURNED FOR REASONS OTHER THAN AUTHENTICITY. Lots returned must be housed intact in the original holder. No lots purchased by floor Bidders may be returned (including those Bidders acting as agents for others). Late remittance for purchases may be considered just cause to revoke all return privileges. COMICS & COMIC ART TERM B: Auctions conducted solely on the Internet have a THREE (3) DAY RETURN POLICY: Lots paid for within seven days of the Auction closing are sold with a three (3) day return privilege. You may return lots under the following conditions: Within three days of receipt of the lot, you must first notify Auctioneer by contacting Client Service by phone (1-800-872-6467) or e-mail (Bid@HA.com), and immediately mail the lot(s) fully insured to the attention of Returns, Heritage, 3500 Maple Avenue, 17th Floor, Dallas TX 75219-3941. Lots must be housed intact in their original holder and condition. You are responsible for the insured, safe delivery of any lots. A non-negotiable return fee of 5% of the purchase price ($10 per lot minimum) will be deducted from the refund for each returned lot or billed directly. Postage and handling fees are not refunded. After the three-day period (from receipt), no items may be returned for any reason. Late remittance for purchases revokes all Return-Restock privileges. COMICS & COMIC ART TERM C: Bidders who have inspected the lots prior to the auction will not be granted any return privileges. COMICS & COMIC ART TERM D: Comic books sold referencing a third-party grading service are sold “as is” without any express or implied warranty. Certain warranties may be available from the grading services and the Bidder is referred to them for further details: Comics Guaranty Corporation (CGC), P.O. Box 4738, Sarasota, FL 34230. COMICS & COMIC ART TERM E: Bidders who intend to challenge authenticity or provenance of a lot must notify Auctioneer in writing within thirty (30) days of the Auction’s conclusion. In the event Auctioneer cannot deliver the lot or subsequently it is established that the lot lacks title, provenance, authenticity, or other transfer or condition issue is claimed, Auctioneer’s liability shall be limited to rescission of sale and refund of purchase price; in no case shall Auctioneer’s maximum liability exceed the high bid on that lot, which bid shall be deemed for all purposes the value of the lot. After one year has elapsed, Auctioneer’s maximum liability shall be limited to any commissions and fees Auctioneer earned on that lot. COMICS & COMIC ART TERM F: All comics are guaranteed genuine, but are not guaranteed as to grade, since grading is a matter of opinion, an art and not a science, and therefore the opinion rendered by the Auctioneer or any third party grading service may not agree with the opinion of others (including trained experts), and the same expert may not grade the same item with the same grade at two different times. COMICS & COMIC ART TERM G: Since we cannot examine encapsulated comics, they are sold “as is” without our grading opinion, and may not be returned for any reason. Auctioneer shall not be liable for any patent or latent defect or controversy pertaining to or arising from any encapsulated collectible. In any such instance, purchaser’s remedy, if any, shall be solely against the service certifying the collectible. COMICS & COMIC ART TERM H: Due to changing grading standards over time, differing interpretations, and to possible mishandling of items by subsequent owners, Auctioneer reserves the right to grade items differently than shown on certificates from any grading service that accompany the items. Auctioneer also reserves the right to grade items differently than the grades shown in the prior catalog should such items be reconsigned to any future auction. COMICS & COMIC ART TERM I: Although consensus grading is employed by most grading services, it should be noted as aforesaid that grading is not an exact science. In fact, it is entirely possible that if a lot is broken out of a plastic holder and resubmitted to another grading service or even to the same service, the lot could come back with a different grade assigned. COMICS & COMIC ART TERM J: Certification does not guarantee protection against the normal risks associated with potentially volatile markets. The degree of liquidity for certified collectibles will vary according to general market conditions and the particular lot involved. For some lots there may be no active market at all at certain points in time. For wiring instructions call the Credit department at 1-800-872-6467 or e-mail: CreditDept@HA.com

Notice as to an Auction in New York City. These Terms and Conditions of Sale are designed to conform to the applicable sections of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Rules and Regulations as Amended. This sale is a Public Auction Sale conducted by Heritage Auctioneers & Galleries, Inc. # 41513036. The New York City licensed auctioneers are: Sam Foose, #095260; Kathleen Guzman, #0762165; Nicholas Dawes, #1304724; Ed Beardsley, #1183220; Scott Peterson, #1306933; Andrea Voss, #1320558, who will conduct the Sale on behalf of itself and Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc. (for Coins) and Currency Auctions of America, Inc. (for currency). All lots are subject to: the consignor’s rights to bid thereon in accord with these Terms and Conditions of Sale, consignor’s option to receive advances on their consignments, and Auctioneer, in its sole discretion, may offer limited extended financing to registered bidders, in accord with Auctioneer’s internal credit standards. A registered bidder may inquire whether a lot is subject to an advance or a reserve. Auctioneer has made advances to various consignors in this sale. On lots bearing an estimate, the term refers to a value range placed on an item by the Auctioneer in its sole opinion but the final price is determined by the bidders. Rev 10-10-11

New York State Auctions Only

Rev. 8-30-10

COmICs & COmIC art auCtION
February 22-23, 2012 • NeW yOrK • LIVe & ONLINe
Carl Barks, The Sport of Tycoons 14” x 18” Sold for $262,900 Nov. 16, 2011

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Congratulations (and our sincere thanks) to Kerby Confer on total auction sales of for his comic art collection!
Free catalog and The Collector’s Handbook ($65 value) for new clients. Please submit auction invoices of $1,000+ in this category, from any source. Include your contact information and mail to Heritage, fax 214-409-1425, email CatalogOrders@HA.com, or call 866-835-3243. For more details, go to HA.com/FCO.

$3.97 million

To consign your comics or comic art to a Heritage auction, contact BARRY SANDOVAL 800.872.6467, Ext. 1377 BarryS@HA.com

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CoNGRATulATioNS To The GARY DAhlBeRG eSTATe

$2,000,000 SOLD iN HERiTAgE AucTiONS!
August 28, 2011

Mr. Barry Sandoval Heritage Auctions Dallas, Texas Dear Barry, I wanted to thank you and your colleagues for everything that Heritage has done marketing and auctioning the comic book collection of my late brother-in-law Gary Dahlberg. When Gary passed away, the family knew very little about vintage comic collecting. We knew Gary’s collection was valuable but had no idea how valuable. We discussed the collection with several of the leaders in the comic book collecting industry before selecting Heritage to represent us. We were all thrilled to see Gary’s collection featured in a special catalog with photographs and his personal biography, as well as in all of the printed mailers and brochures you put out before the Signature Auctions. With your cooperation and involvement, the collection was covered in many magazine and newspaper articles, making the front page of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. It was a