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NOW SOLD!   Adventures of Superman 1990-1991 Lot

This 5-issue lot is written & penciled by Dan Jurgens and inked by Art Thibert (except for #466, which was inked by MR. Giordano).  I thought Jurgens & Thibert were a great team:  Jurgens' crisp, clean storytelling combined with Thibert's finely detailed inking (in the arguably somewhat fussy 1990s style of Jim Lee and Todd McFarlane).  The comics average Very Fine Minus condition. 

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Included:

  1. Adventures of Superman #465 First cameo appearance of astronaut Hank Henshaw, who would go on to become the Cyborg Superman.  
  2. Adventures of Superman #466 First full appearance of Hank Henshaw, later the Cyborg Superman.  Giordano inks. Fantastic Four #1 homage.
  3. Adventures of Superman #467 Batman crossover, part of the Dark Knight Over Metropolis arc. 
  4. Adventures of Superman #469 
  5. Adventures of Superman #474 Flashback to Clark's teen-age years in Smallville.  Superman appears in costume only on the splash page and the very final panel of this story.  
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Lot of 9 DC Comics with Marshall Rogers artwork

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Each with interior artwork by Marshall Rogers.  Also, Rogers drew the covers except as noted below.  All are complete, all staples are intact, free from rust, and holding all pages and covers together.  No water damage.  Average condition of the lot is Fine Plus, with specific conditions and defects noted below.  In this lot you get:

  1. Mister Miracle #19 First post-Kirby issue.  Granny Goodness cover.  Steve Englehart scripts, Marshall Rogers pencils.  Fine condition.  There are several stray color-breaking creases along the right-hand edge of the front cover.
  2. Mister Miracle #20 ----script by Steve Englehart. Art by Marshall Rogers & Vince Colletta.  Fine Plus condition: slight wear and color breaks at the upper right and lower right corners of the front cover.  
  3. Detective Comics #473 Batman & Robin versus the Penguin. Written by Steve Englehart, art by Marshall Rogers & Terry Austin.  Very Good / Fine condition.  The back cover is soiled, particularly along the upper edge, as shown in its back cover scan.  There is a small color-breaking crease at the lower right corner of the front cover.
  4. Mister Miracle #21 Another Englehart/Rogers/Colletta production.  Fine condition: the top left corner has been crunched, and the lower left corner is worn/abraded.
  5. Mister Miracle #22 Steve Englehart writes this one under his pen-name of John Harkness.  Marshall Rogers illustrates and is joined in this issue by Rick Bryant and John Fuller.  Fine Plus condition: possible spinner rack wear along the lower portion of the front cover.  Note the arrival date written in pencil on the "M" in the Mister Miracle cover logo. 
  6. Detective Comics #479 Len Wein scripts, Marshall Rogers & MR. Giordano provide the art.  There also is a Hawkman backup story.  Fine Minus condition: there is some minor wear along the right hand edge of the front cover that breaks color in a couple of places, as well as spine wear, including a color break about the midpoint of the spine.  There is a tiny color break as well at about the midpoint of the front cover.
  7. Detective Comics #481 First Dollar Comic sized Detective Comics, as it merges with the Batman Family magazine.  There are 2 Batman stories in this issue, one written by Denny O'Neil with Marshall Rogers artwork, and one written & laid out by Jim Starlin, with finished art by P. Craig Russell.  Also included in this issue are stories featuring Batgirl, Robin, and Man-Bat, the latter two stories featuring Don Newton artwork.  Fine / Very Fine condition: there is a production crease running horizontally into the book from the middle of the right hand edge of the front cover. Also some color loss at the top right, at the 481 issue number.  Both printing defects common for this particular issue.  Numerous spine ticks are particularly noticeable along the black spine border.
  8. Mystery in Space #111  Joe Kubert cover.  Inside, Marshall Rogers contributes a 6-page story.  Other stories in this issue feature artwork by Dan Spiegle, Jim Aparo and Steve Ditko.  Fine condition: 1/4 inch spine split at the top, several spine stress lines, some mild staining around the borders of the back cover. 
  9. Secret Origins #6 Roy Thomas scripts a retelling of the Batman's origin.  Rogers & Austin provide the artwork.  Also features the origin story for Halo, with MR. Giordano art.   Cover by J. L. Garcia-Lopez.  Very Fine Minus condition: the lower left corner of the front cover is abraded.
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Wally Wood's All-Star Comics #60 61 62 63 64 65

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From 1976-1977:  A lot of 6 issues from the Wally Wood run of the 1970s All-Star Comics revival.  Nice mid-grades, there is a tiny chip out of the spine of #65 and the centerfold is detached at one of the staples of #62.  Average condition is Fine, and condition specifics are noted in the eBay listing.

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Superboy & the Legion of Super-Heroes 241 242 243 244 245

This is the complete 5-part Earthwar saga written by Paul Levitz and drawn by several different artists, including James Sherman, Joe Staton, Bob McLeod, Joe Giella and Murphy Anderson.  Levitz' later multi-part Legion epic The Great Darkness Saga gets most of the attention, but this earlier serial is a winner as well, featuring many of the Legion's biggest villains, including the Dominators, the Khunds, the Dark Circle, and culminating with Mordru. Average condition is Fine.  Each of these comics is complete, all staples are intact, free from rust, and holding all pages and covers together.  No water damage, but most of the issues have mild foxing staining visible around the edges of the back covers.

 

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Brave & the Bold #28 29 30 31 (2010) Batman Dr Fate Joker Atom Green Lantern Flash by J. Michael Straczynski

 

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A 4-issue lot of J. Michael Straczynski's fun Brave & Bold run, with Jesus Saiz covers on each.  Saiz also does the interior artwork on the first 3 of the 4.  Each issue is complete, in Very Fine or better condition.  

Includes:

#28 Flash (Barry Allen) teamed up with the WWII era Blackhawks.   Abraded corners, otherwise Near Mint.
#29 Batman and Brother Power, the Geek (!) Very slight crease at the spine, just below the upper staple.
#30 Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) and Doctor Fate. The bottom left corner of the front cover is crunched.  Doesn't break color, but is quite noticeable.
#31 The Atom (Ray Palmer) and the Joker. Tiny corner abrasion at the upper left.

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NOW SOLD! All Golden Age reprints includes Solomon Grundy 1st appearance from AA #61 and versus the JSA from All-Star #33

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From 1972-1976:  a lot of 3 comics all showcasing classic reprints from the Golden Age of comics.  Included in this lot is:

  • Wanted the World's Most Dangerous Villains #3 reprints a 1944 Vigilante story with artwork by Mort Meskin & Joe Kubert, a Doctor Fate story by his creators Gardner Fox and Howard Sherman, from More Fun Comics #65 (1941), and a Joe Kubert Hawkman story from Flash Comics #100 (1948).  Fine Plus condition. Some minor wear around the edges and abraded corners.  Tiny color-breaking crease at the tip of the lower right corner of the front cover. Nick Cardy drew the cover.
     
  • Wanted the World's Most Dangerous Villains #4 reprints the first appearance of Solomon Grundy from All-American Comics #61 (1944).  The second story is reprinted from Kid Eternity #15 (1949). Fine condition. Some minor wear around the edges.  Wear along the spine and bottom edge of the front cover is particularly noticeable due to the black border.  Slightly mis-wrapped at the time of the original printing.  Nick Cardy drew the cover.
     
  • Super-Team Family #4 reprints the Justice Society of America story from 1947's All-Star Comics #33, in which the JSA takes on Solomon Grundy.  The various chapters of the JSA story are drawn by different artists, including Joe Kubert and Irwin Hasen.  The second story in this issue is a Superman-Batman team-up from World's Finest Comics #98 (1958). Fine condition. There is a color break near the upper left corner of the front cover, running horizontally from the spine about 1/2 inch into the front cover.  On the back cover there is a 1/3 inch tear near the lower right corner. Ernie Chan drew the cover.
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Detective Comics #515 516 518 520 (1982) Don Newton artwork

I always liked this year or so of Batman & Detective Comics, edited by Dick Giordano before he was promoted to managing editor of the entire DC line.  Giordano got scripter Gerry Conway to produce some of his best work, and this was the period when Gene Colan and Don Newton were alternating on the artwork.  They brought back several supporting characters from previous years, including Boss Thorne, Vicki Vale, Jason Bard, "Matches" Malone, and brought for the first time to Gotham City longtime DC characters Doctor Thirteen, the Ghostbreaker, and Christopher Chance, the Human Target.  
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