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DC
CGC FN-: 5.5
crm/ow pgs; (C) cvr cleaned & reinforced, staples replaced
1st Superman by Siegel and Shuster; possibly the most famous and most important comic ever published!
The Jon Berk Collection
The most important comic book in the history of comic books. This is the introduction of the archetype of all other heroes to come. Superman transcends comic books and pop culture. He is an icon of Truth, Justice and The American Way! Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Superman is quite possibly the most recognizable fictional character in the world. The creation of two struggling sci-fi fans from the Rust Belt, the Man of Steel became an instant icon to depression-era readers, and easily transformed into an icon of American spirit and spunk during the brutal days of WWII. Since then, he has lasted as both a beloved character and a symbol of modern hope and vigor, making this first appearance not just a piece of comics' history, but of American history as well.
Action Comics #1 is the Mount Everest of comicbook collecting and copies rarely pop up for sale. The success of the film, Superman v. Batman: Dawn of Justice, and the excitement surrounding the upcoming Justice League film has increased interest in the book, not that it ever needed it mind you. This very attractive copy is an essential requirement for high-end collectors and remains one of the most valuable and stable investments in comicbook collecting. It may be some time before another copy comes along and by then you might be priced out. Take the flying leap now.

Overstreet Guide 2016 FN- (5.5) value = $467,500.

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DC
CGC FN+: 6.5
crm/ow pgs; Sl(A-1) ct, pc re-attached, tr sls, spn splt sld, cvr clnd (To Dave - Bill Finger"-1st page)
1st app Batman by Bob Kane; one of the top three most important comics ever published!
The Jon Berk Collection
After DC Comics' huge success with Superman, editors were looking for another superhero to cash in on, and young creators Bob Kane and Bill Finger came up with The Batman. The team was inspired by Douglas Fairbanks' portrayal of Zorro, Lee Falk's comic strip The Phantom, Leonardo DaVinci's ornithopter (glider) blueprints which had large bat-like wings, the classic mystery film The Bat Whispers, and the mystery novel The Circular Staircase. As a result, in May of 1939, DC hit pay-dirt again with one of the most memorable and iconic fictional characters in history, Batman! Witnessing the murder of his parents as a child leads millionaire Bruce Wayne to train himself to physical and intellectual perfection and don a bat-themed costume in order to fight crime. Detective Comics 27 is one of the most desirable and valuable comic books to own, an important part of American pop culture history.
Minor restoration efforts have helped preserve this book for posterity while the first interior page reveals a signature, "To Dave  Bill Finger." With bright, saturated colors, the book is in great condition overall. While this comic needs no introduction, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice's success, and growing buzz for the upcoming Justice League film are increasing attention to the first appearance of Batman once again.

Overstreet Guide 2016 FN+ (6.5) value = $517,500.

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Fox
CGC NM: 9.4
white pgs; Church/Mile High copy
the holy grail of classic golden age covers! A Lou Fine masterpiece (2/40)
The Jon Berk Collection
Highest Graded
Well. So here it is. The single most coveted, most revered, most gloriously insane and delightfully over-the-top cover of the Golden Age by one of the finest artists ever to grace the medium. There's barely any point in discussing or writing about this splendid beast, but I guess we'll have to try, otherwise this listing will have to be filled up with recipes and emojis. So, where do we even begin? Maybe what's worth discussing is how immaculately this extraordinary image captures everything about the twilight, otherworldly realm of early 20th century pop fiction, how it manages to perfectly meld Burroughsian adventure, pulp science fiction, monster horror, boys' own action, and epic imagination into one astoundingly illustrated piece.

The intricate lines laid down by Lou Fine, indisputably the first truly great cover artist of the comics, provide supple weight and graceful movement to what could otherwise be a crude and garish image, giving the robots a fierce metal menace reminiscent of Willis O'Brien's majestic King Kong, and the immense motion of Samson at center rivals the heft of Hal Foster's Tarzan, all taking place in a backdrop that practically screams of detailed modelwork by an unusually talented boy. This image burned its way into the brains of all the young readers who first saw it, and has branded itself on the hearts of comic collectors young and old for nearly a century. This issue may not be a key, a first appearance, or the inspiration for a big blockbuster movie, but for truly discerning collectors, there is nothing else. This is the Big One, the Grail, the Monster. It never fails to delight and inspire, and has yet to be rivalled. So.
This is the highest-graded copy of this immortal classic from the Church/Mile High collection. It is awesome. It is the ultimate. You want this. Boy howdy is this going to be a big one.

Overstreet Guide 2016 NM- (9.2) value = $28,000.

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DC
CGC FN-: 5.5
ow/white pgs; Court Case Copy!
Joe Shuster cover/art; 2nd Superman cover! rare in any grade (12/38)
The Jon Berk Collection
Although Superman proved to be a smash hit from day one, DC didn't have any Man of Steel covers lined up for the character until six months after his debut, relegating him to interiors while wrapping the issues in the illustrative, punchy, pulp-style covers that had graced both New Adventure and More Fun up to that point. Action 7 is the second-ever appearance of Superman on a comic book cover. Joe Shuster's perfectly understated style sets the mood for the character's early appearances, his bold strength and boisterous energy perfectly match the simplified lines and stark, evocative landscape that work in perfect unity with Siegel's punchy dialogue and rapid-fire plotting, these elements all come together to give the series an unmatched kinetic energy.
If you take a close look at this copy of Action #6 and Action #7, you will notice a couple of stamps on the covers, as well as the the name "Court Copy" on the CGC label. These are very important markings, which loom large over the history of comicbooks. These two copies were the issues that were actually entered as physical evidence by National Periodicals (DC) in their historical court case against Fox Features Syndicate in their copyright infringement lawsuit surrounding Superman and Wonder Man. It was either by sheer luck or tremendous foresight that these issues still exist, and that they found their way into the hands of Jon Berk, who was the perfect person to safeguard these treasures. True rarities from the very dawn of comicbooks, signaling the first legal challenge in the medium's history, DC has continually had to fight to preserve the rights to the Man of Steel, a struggle that goes on until today. These books are scarce in general, but the provenance behind these two copies make their value nearly immeasurable to true comicbook fanaddicts.

With the price of issues of Action Comics #1 continuing to soar beyond the ken of most collector's budgets, this Court Copy issue continues to generate steam, not only as one of the most desirable of the series but also among collectibles in general. Superman stands front-and-center and this cover still retains vivid red and yellows, the unofficial signature colors of comicbooks give this glorious mid-grade copy much to offer in the eye appeal department. Only bidders whose caution caught the winds long ago need apply.

Overstreet Guide 2016 FN- (5.5) value = $68,750.

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$117,111
 

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Marvel
VF: 8.0
Pg. 15; Steve Ditko pencils and inks; 1963; 17" x 23"; small chip replacement at the right side of the page.
Featuring the Lizard
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First year Ditko Spidey is an extremely rare treat, as we've only ever seen a very small sampling of interior art from the era. When this page surfaced in the 90s, it stunned the original art market when it became the first Marvel piece to sell for more than $10,000. Back on the auction block twenty years later, this piece is set to shock the market once again.

Steve Ditko left an indelible mark on comicbooks with his masterful renderings of ol' Webhead. His co-creation, along with Stan Lee, has become Marvel's most famous and beloved character of all time. Ditko's mastery of the comicbook form is on full display here. His fine line work shows why so many revere him as an artist. This beautiful page features Spidey in three panels, including a great pose in the last panel, while the Lizard appears in all five. The scarcity of original Ditko artwork is well known among original art collectors and investors.

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Fiction House
VF: 8.0
Lou Fine pencils and inks; 1940; matted 18.5" x 25"
The Jon Berk Collection
"Every now and then you find the unexpected, find the 'I did not know that existed', find that item that, for one's collecting interests, is the 'end of the trail'. Rarely do those converge. But for me at the end of one San Diego ComicCon that is exactly what happened."

"Engaging in idle chatter with one high end art dealer, while mooning over some the terrific golden age covers he had, he remarked 'You know, on Tuesday, I'm picking up the cover for Planet 1.' The statement slowly registered. I did not know it even existed. As some may know, I am a Lou Fine groupie, a true 'Fine-atic'. "

"I was dumbfounded, awestruck, and reduced to incoherent babbling for a bit. 'Is it for sale?' The answer was a qualified yes. The owner of the piece wanted to extract some of my Mile Highs and cash. While the parting of some quality Mile Highs was painful, I realized that they were just comicbooks, and in return I was obtaining a piece of history. This was original art by the great Lou Fine, specifically one of the first products of the Eisner-Iger shop for Fiction House, a classic cover of the classic science fiction comicbook series, created a mere eighteen months after the advent of Superman."

"When I finally got the piece, I looked into its provenance, fascinated by its story. Over time, it emerged that one of the first in-house editors for Fiction House, Gene Fawcette, came into possession of the cover along with a couple of others where they remained for many years. Fawcette stated, and Will Eisner confirmed, that while Eisner did a separate layout for the cover, the finished art is one hundred percent Fine. Fawcette lived in a small town in Connecticut, and stored his art in a barn where he had a small studio. Finally, he sold it to a local comicbook collector in his local town, who after a couple of years worked out a deal with a soon to be well-known comicbook retailer. Since the mid-1980s, I am the (lucky, fortunate) third owner of the piece."

"I have been the custodian of this treasure for many years, and am now honored to pass it along to the next lucky owner, who will surely treasure it as I have."

-- Jon Berk

PS -- Jon contacted us shortly after this was written to point out that the seller contacted him several days after buying the piece, offering $10,000 not to go through with the deal. Needless to say...

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Centaur
CGC F/VF: 7.0
off white pgs
classic WWII green Nazi ape-monster cover. Based on a very sad yet true chapter of American history. The Green Nazi Ape-Monster Battles of 1941.
The Jon Berk Collection


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MLJ
VF: 8.0
Bob Montana pencils, inks and signed; 1942; Beautifully matted and framed 17.5" x 22"
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This original Bob Montana cover from Pep Comics #30 might be the most-unique item in the Jon Berk auction. The cover features The Shield bashing a Nazi while the Hangman strangles a goon from the Land of the Rising Sun. Toss in a swastika branding iron and a beautiful gal in bondage and we've got an instant classic. Bob Montana, the illustrator of this piece, and the mastermind behind everyone's favorite teenager, Archie Andrews, is credited with both the pencils and inks on this action-packed cover.

Flat out, we don't believe there's another superhero Pep cover in existence. "Not only have I never seen one, I've never even heard that one might be out there somewhere," Stephen Fishler, ComicConnect's founder and original art expert explained. For collectors who like one-of-a-kind items, this is for you.

Archie fans are currently enjoying his resurgence in popularity with the new live-action, hit TV show Riverdale. Montana's role and influence in comicbook history can never be overstated. Side-note: A super-cool bonus that comes with this piece is the group of sketches and character studies on the back, likely by Montana as well!

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$22,000
 

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Fox
CGC NM: 9.4
ow/white pgs; Overstreet copy
Will Eisner story, cvr/art; Bob Kane art; 1st and only app. of Wonder Man
The Jon Berk Collection
Highest Graded
Wonder Comics #1 owns a special little piece of comicbook history, you see, this issue is the one, and only ever, appearance of Wonder Man. Why, you may ask, did this character only survive through the first issue of his self-titled book? Let's just say it has something to do with one Clark Kent aka Superman, and the obvious resemblances between the two super-beings. DC sued Fox Publications over perceived copyright infringement, and the Will Eisner character was forced into early retirement, but has remained forever in comicbook lore. Wonder Comics, however, persisted, then morphed into the respected Wonderworld Comics after a few issues, which became the home of another Golden Age hit, The Flame, who would then go on the become the inspiration for the Human Torch, but that, my friends, is another story.
This highest-graded copy of Wonder Comics #1 is a true gem and bidding should reflect the book's cult status.

Overstreet Guide 2016 NM- (9.2) value = $40,000.

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Fox
CGC NM: 9.4
white pgs; Church/Mile High Copy
Lou Fine/Will Eisner cvr/art; 1st issue (was Wonder Comics); 1st app. of the Flame
The Jon Berk Collection
Highest Graded
National sued Fox because of Wonder Man's similarities to Superman, as well as story and illustration elements that referenced previous Superman adventures. The case was brought to court in Detective Comics, Inc. v. Bruns Publications, Inc., 111 F.2d 432 (2d Cir. 1940), in which Eisner refused to perjure himself about the derivative nature of the Wonder Man, and the subsequent decision forced Fox to drop the character after just one issue. This was the first copyright lawsuit in comicbook history and set a precedent for DC Comics' vigorous protection of its properties.˙ý

˙ýThe demise of Wonder Comics and the Wonder Man character gave birth to Wonderworld Comics and Lou Fine's creation, The Flame. The Flame's secret identity is that of Gary Preston whose father drowned in a flood, but managed to save baby Gary by placing him in a basket, which was washed downstream to Tibet, where he was rescued by a group of lamas. The numinous nannies nurtured Gary and taught him their mystical secrets. Through his training, he gained the ability to control fire and temperature, the power to travel from place to place by materializing inside of a flame (even a match flame), and he could even raise his own body temperature to the point where he would burst into flames. There is little doubt that The Flame's introduction in July 1939 led to the creation of the Human Torch in October 1939.
This comic is the actual copy that was pictured in Gerber's Photo-Journal Guide to Comic Books.

The Church/Mile High pedigree is part of the origin story of this particular copy, and it stands alone at the top of the census.

Overstreet Guide 2016 NM- (9.2) value = $16,000.

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Fox
CGC NM+: 9.6
ow/white pgs; Church/Mile High copy
classic Lou Fine Flame cover
The Jon Berk Collection
Highest Graded
This Golden Age gem features a classic Lou Fine cover as well as scripts and interior art from the legendary Will Eisner along with reliables Bob Powell and George Tuska. The origin of The Flame is the classic story of a young boy orphaned in the Far East who is brought up by monks who teach him the ancient secrets of fire manipulation and send him back to the West to fight evil. First published in 1939 by Fox Feature Syndicate, The Flame joined the super team, the Big 3, alongside The Blue Beetle, and Samson.
You already know how hard it is to find this book, let alone in high grade. Certified at an impressive NM+, this is the highest-graded copy of this book. The edges are clean and the color is outstanding, showcasing the beautifully rendered ghoulish, Crypt Keeper-like figures, called the Kikoo, crowding around The Flame and his dame. This is one of the many highlights of the Jon Berk Collection and a "must-have" for the ambitious collector.

Overstreet Guide 2016 NM- (9.2) value = $10,000.

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$20,500
 

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Fox
CGC NM/M: 9.8
white pgs; 1 of 1! Church/Mile High Copy
classic Lou Fine cvr; 1st app. of Samson
The Jon Berk Collection
Highest Graded
"Although not the most prolific of golden age artists, Lou Fine has left his indelible imprint as one of the finest draftsman of his time. In a real sense, Fine was an 'artist's artist', boasting superior drawing skills coupled with an uncanny sense of composition. The great man's work continues to be admired and collected by golden age enthusiasts. "

"He had the unique ability to bring motion to the page. There is something intoxicating about the elegant and lyrical covers created by Lou Fine, and the rich and unique colors chosen by Fine for his covers (how often does one see pink used effectively?) lend them an otherworldly quality. Fine drew a number of early features for Jumbo Comics as part of the Iger-Eisner shop, and continued his association with this shop as it produced comics for Fox and Quality Publications. For these companies he drew many of the early adventures of The Flame in Wonderworld Comics, Dollman in Feature Comics, and The Ray for Smash Comics. However, it is his covers, such as this explosive cover for Fantastic Comics #1, that have secured Fine's stature as one of the preeminent craftsman of the golden age. "

"I have quipped that I am Lou Fine's #1 fan. However, after speaking with Gil Kane, Murphy Anderson and others, I have learned that I will just have to stand in line."

-- Jon Berk

We can only add to that that this copy of one of the most beloved of "caviar" books of the Golden Age is not only the single finest copy known to exist, but is also from the esteemed Edgar Church pedigree, making it one of the most valuable and coveted of Golden Age comicbooks known to exist.

Overstreet Guide 2016 NM- (9.2) value = $11,000.

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$19,866
 

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Fox
CGC NM+: 9.6
white pgs; Church/Mile High copy
classic Lou Fine Green Mask cover
The Jon Berk Collection
Highest Graded
One could wax poetic for days discussing the well-deserved plaudits of master Golden Age artist Lou Fine's work, but there is much more going on here than stunning illustration. Presented in an oddly flamboyant posture, is the Green Mask, an interesting entry from the early days of superheroes whose origin and abilities borrowed heavily from the Robin Hood myth, and who later developed super powers in a likely bid to remain relevant during the GA hero craze. Green Mask's swashbuckling attire and pulpy presentation made him quite the hero of his time. Also featured within these pages are the sci-fi adventures of Rex Dexter of Mars, the war stories of Lt. Drake, U.S.N., and the Blue Beetle, a hero whose popularity and relevance continues to this day with the character recently revived for the small screen on Batman: The Brave & The Bold.

Unscathed by the ravages of time, Church copies seemingly remain in a kind of suspended animation. Once smitten by the allure of the Edgar Church/Mile High pedigree, you won't escape its captivating siren song. Rich colors, white pages, crisp corners, and a smell so distinct, it makes it almost worth cracking the book from its case. Are you prepared? Will you go the distance? Test your courage and be the one to place the final bid on this historic artifact.

Overstreet Guide 2016 NM- (9.2) value = $11,000.

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$19,088
 

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Centaur
CGC VF/NM: 9.0
ow/white pgs; 1 of 1!
1st Dr. Mystic by Siegel/Shuster (1st Superman prototype) very rare!! (May 1936)
The Jon Berk Collection
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"In his first stories by Siegel and Shuster, Dr. Occult was kept busy fighting the vampire master. At this point, however, the development of the character takes a short detour. Early in 1936 William Cook (National's managing editor and story contributor) and John Mahon (National's business manager) left National to form their own short-lived comic company. Their first title was The Comic Magazine, which contained slight variations of continuing characters that were appearing in National's titles. It has been hypothesized that these inventory stories served as payment for monies Cook and Mahon were owed by the financially strapped National. In the first issue of this title, Dr. Occult became, Dr. Mystic, the Occult Detective'. (Note that in More Fun #11 he was 'Dr. Occult, the Mystic Detective'.) In this story, our hero joins up with the Seven to battle the evil of Koth. This feature did not continue in the second issue of The Comic Magazine, however, the story continued without missing a beat in the fourteenth issue of More Fun (October 1936). As the story continues, Dr. Occult is given a uniform with a strikingly familiar-looking triangular chest emblem and red cape to fight Koth, and after donning the uniform and cape, off he flies..."

"The elements of costume design were obviously influenced by the character which Siegel and Shuster had tried for years to get off the ground and eventually sold to National for the debut issue of their new Action Comics anthology. This linkage is foundational, making this issue an important stepping stone to the eventual superhero craze."

-- Jon Berk

Overstreet Guide 2016 VF (8.0) value = $21,000. (Highest value in the Overstreet Guide for this item)

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Marvel
CGC NM/M: 9.8
white pgs; tied for highest
Kirby cvr/art; 1st app. Silver Surfer & Galactus; the greatest story ever told!
The Jon Berk Collection
Highest Graded
Using the Marvel Method, in which artists worked from thumbnail plots provided by the author, Jack Kirby and Stan Lee collaborated on their acknowledged masterpiece, the Fantastic Four, for nearly a decade, often leading to some happy accidents and surprises -- such as this issue, when Kirby, sick of drawing spaceships, snuck a silver, sleek surfing alien into the first Galactus appearance, stunning Lee into writing some of the most deliriously florid, melodramatic writing of his career to date (which is saying something), and launching one of the greatest arcs in comics history, introducing the world-eating, imperious purple god Galactus and his tormented herald into the international consciousness. Countless blacklight posters, rock album covers, and movie adaptations later, the sheer scale and audacity of this landmark tale continues to impress and amaze.


Overstreet Guide 2016 NM- (9.2) value = $1,900.

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Harvey
VF: 8.0
Alex Schomburg pencils and inks; 1944; matted 17.5" x 23"
Featuring Captain Red Blazer and Sparky battling Nazis
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Represented from an article by Jon Berk from a classic issue of Comic Book Marketplace...

"The last issue of CBM spotlighted the run of Suspense Comics, and particularly the third issue with the classic Schomburg cover. Other than the postage size reproduction in the Gerber Photo-Journal and occasionally viewing the book from afar at infrequently attended comicbook conventions, I had never had an opportunity to view the third issue with any degree of care until it was reproduced in the color gallery of CBM 30. After looking at it a bit, it seemed oddly familiar, as if I had seen it in some other form.

"I pulled out a copy of All-New Comics 8. There it was. Another Schomburg cover. As viewed, there was a bound blond threatened by an upturned sword. Both issues have the woman surrounded by monstrous Nazis, some hooded in Klu Klux Klan fashion. Both impending executions are set in a tropical locale surrounded by raised walls or land with desperate rescues in sight. In one, a Nazi shoots a revolver from the lower right to the upper left while in the other the shot starts from the lower left and goes to the upper right. Instead of the spear set to be flung from up above in Suspense 3, there is a machine gun firing down into the scene of impending mayhem. Of course, the All-New cover prominently features the Red Blazer and the Boy Heroes, the title's resident heroes. However, the overall composition and feel of each cover are obviously similar. Mere coincidence?

"Suspense 3 has an April 1944 cover date while All-New 8 has a cover date of May 1944- only one month apart! Logic would dictate that Schomburg had to have created these covers in close temporal proximity to one another. Commencing with issue 6, All-New's prior sporadic output went on an every other month schedule. One could hypothesize that the owner of the title would want to insure a regular schedule by having several issues already prepared. The first Schomburg cover was with the seventh issue. Could Schomburg have created the cover for issue 8 well in advance of its scheduled release? Is it possible that the cover to number 8 was the prototype/inspiration for one of the classic comicbook covers of all time? Is it possible that the cover to issue 8 was created before Suspense 3?

"All-New Comics contained a text feature that was entitled 'The Story Behind the Cover'. The text would then relate a short story. The cover to a particular issue illustrated a dramatic moment from that story. Obviously the text piece and cover in issue 8 involved the comic characters of that title. The story in All-New 8 involved the abduction and planned execution by Nazis of the daughter of the French commander in North Africa. However, these plot elements apply with equal force to the cover of Suspense 3 as demonstrated by the following abbreviated excerpt from All-New 8:

"'Marianna Le Clair was of that startling beauty which made all stop to stare... Yes, she was a famous general's daughter. [As she strolled through a bazaar] ...on a hot sultry day... a dirty rough hand... went across her mouth... a sharp blow struck her temple... and she lost all consciousness. A shrill woman's cry stabbed the sultry air. ...[T]russed by heavy rope, lying limp and helpless was pretty Marianna... Over her hovered devilishly fantastic creatures, garbed in weird costumes. To a side, a fiendish-face Nazi squatted. In the center of the piazza a ...man stood raising a wicked short sword...'

"The cover to Suspense 3 had no relationship to the content of that comicbook. While this cover represents the ultimate refinement of the cover/concept of All-New 8, it is, nonetheless, a refinement. Clearly, the text piece of All-New 8 easily reflects the scene depicted on Suspense 3. Is the cover to All-New 8 the prototype for the cover to Suspense 3? Is the text piece of All-New 8 the inspiration for the cover of Suspense 3?

"You be the judge."

-- Jon Berk

Click here to view the cover of Suspense Comics #3!

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Marvel
VF: 8.0
Pg. 23; Jack Kirby pencils, Sol Brodsky inks; 1962; matted 16.5" x 22.5"
The Jon Berk Collection
Part of "Chapter V The Final Challenge!" Miracle Man is defeated but at the cost of the Human Torch leaving the Fantastic Four.

Inspired by DC's top-selling team of heroes, the Justice League of America, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby decided to do one better when tasked with creating a copycat title for Marvel. Instead of a mash up of existing heroes, Lee and Kirby struck upon the novel concept of creating a super-family, allowing young readers to instantly identify with the day-to-day trials and tribulations of the protagonists while still enjoying liberal doses of sci-fi heroism. Fantastic Four #3 features the first appearances of the Miracle Man and also the Baxter building, the headquarters of the Fantastic Four. This page concludes issue #3 and is a gorgeous piece in outstanding condition. Jack Kirby pencils and Sol Brodsky inks make this an essential piece of Marvel history. The classic Kirby style showcased in such a great example of everyone's favorite fighting family is the quintessence of early Marvel productions.

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DC
CGC F/VF: 7.0
white pgs; 1 of 1!
Joe Shuster, Bernard Baily art; 3rd app. of Superman (8/38)
The Jon Berk Collection
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Leo O'Mealia is remembered chiefly for his baseball cartooning in the 1940s and 1950s; his art hangs in a place of honor in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Comics collectors, however, know him for his rousing, cinematic covers on Adventure, Action, and other anthology titles in the pre-Superman period of DC's history. In an age when pulp was king and testosterone-filled exploits were guaranteed newsstand smashes, O'Mealia's punchy style proved perfect for the times. While this might not be his best-known cover, it's one of his most accomplished. The cover to Action 3 is a dazzling and daring work that feels almost like a frame from a film, with rising action caught at just the right moment, and with a startlingly off-center design featuring deliberately skewed composition that grabs the viewer and refuses to let go. One of the last great "pulp" covers before the hero boom, and a justifiably revered image.
A book hard enough to find in any grade, let alone the highest-graded copy on the census. Dramatic and finely detailed, this evocative imagery was wiped off the stands by the caped copycats soon to follow in the wake of Superman's shocking and unprecedented success. This early appearance of the Man of Steel is insanely rare. Don't get too excited and forget to confirm your bid, because, like its namesake, there will be plenty of action around this book.

Overstreet Guide 2016 F/VF (7.0) value = $35,000.

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Marvel
VF: 8.0
Pg. 10; "The Monster and the Machine" Jack Kirby pencils, Dick Ayers inks; 1962; 16.5" x 23"
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Your lip sweats, your jaw quivers, your pulse -- pounding! Is it? It really, really is. It's an original page of art from the fourth issue of Incredible Hulk! While initially surviving only six issues, the Hulk was cancelled, and about a year later was added to the Tales to Astonish line-up. Jack Kirby's run on The Incredible Hulk lasted only five of those issues, and they were all classics.

The visuals of our favorite Green Goliath on this page are gloriously crude and evocative. You know you're buying a piece of history. The pencils are pure Kirby and many collectors feel he's at his best when enhanced by Dick Ayers' fantastic inks. The page details the Hulk's close friendship with, and his reliance on, the puny human Rick Jones. If you're reading this, you already know how tough it is to add an original run Kirby Hulk page to your collection.

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Marvel
VF: 8.0
Pg. 18; "The Merciless Puppet Master" Jack Kirby pencils, Dick Ayers inks; 1963; 18" x 24.5"
Featuring the Sub-Mariner, the Human Torch and the Thing
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The action in these classic Jack Kirby Fantastic Four panels portrays Namor squaring off against the Human Torch and the Thing; a direct result of the evil machinations of the Puppet Master, who is manipulating the Sub-Mariner to exact revenge on the FF. The thrilling battle is one of the preeminent examples of "King" Kirby in his prime. Two of Marvel's Golden Age powerhouses are showcased alongside the new fan favorite in a hyperkinetic piece that zings. It's pieces like this, this muscular, bruising display of a super-showdown that got the nascent Silver Age boom ba-DOOMING. Observant art lovers can almost witness the progression of Kirby's style on this page, drawing from his past glories depicting motion and power, but also foreshadowing his growing penchant for strange devices and the bizarre sci-fi tropes that would define his future work.

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Marvel
CGC VF: 8.0
white pgs
Kirby cvr/art; Ditko art; origin and 1st app. Thor
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Melding elements of Norse mythology with the by-now-standard superhero tropes of the funny pages, Stan Lee followed up his Jekyll & Hyde-styled Hulk with this cosmic, high-camp treasure. The book was initially scripted by Stan's brother Larry (to give the overworked and exhausted Lee some breathing room), and pencilled with surprising grace and elegance by Jack Kirby. Another instant favorite, the comic confirmed Lee's Midas touch in the early 1960s as the comic soon became the bedrock for Marvel's more theatrical and grandiose styling. Lee and Kirby stretched mythological legend and armchair philosophy into an epic of a series that slotted in nicely on college campuses already drenched in tweed, deep thoughts, and the occasional cloud of illicit smoke. In recent years, the character has enjoyed yet another renaissance thanks to Marvel's savvy cinematic exploitation, and this debut appearance, already extremely rare thanks to an unusually low print run, has become in even greater demand as a result.


Overstreet Guide 2016 VF (8.0) value = $15,000.

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Marvel
CGC VF+: 8.5
white pgs
Kirby cvr; Ditko art; origin & 1st app. Iron Man (Tony Stark) (3/63)
The Jon Berk Collection
Realizing the growing Marvel audience was composed primarily of hip, and largely left-leaning high-school students and collegians, Stan Lee decided to challenge himself to create a hero who would be the embodiment of everything the counterculture was railing against, and still elicit sympathy from readers. Thus, Tony Stark was born, an older, hard drinking, playboy millionaire. Iron Man quickly became a cult favorite whose popularity has only grown over the years.

The origin story of Iron Man is one deeply rooted in the Vietnam War era, Tony Stark, a weapons designer, is brought in to help the U.S. government in their efforts to combat the Vietcong, whose guerilla tactics make the American military approach of bigger and badder seem obsolete in the steamy jungles of Southeast Asia. While conducting a test, Stark is fatally injured by a booby trap, and during his captivity he constructs a suit of armor that slows the approach of a piece of shrapnel towards his heart, and contains an array of gadgets and firepower. Voila, Iron Man is born, and he is ready to do battle with the forces of Communism and other evils around the globe.


Overstreet Guide 2016 VF+ (8.5) value = $19,125.

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Marvel
VF: 8.0
Pg. 11; Bill Everett pencils; 1964; 15.75" x 21.75"
Featuring Matt Murdock (Daredevil), Jack Murdock (Daredevil's father) and the Fixer
The Jon Berk Collection
For a fan of the Man Without Fear, what could be cooler than an original art page from the first issue of his very first appearance, including his well-known origin story. This is an awesome example of comicbook history, and you can be the next owner of this incredible investment piece. The panels on this page skillfully detail the events leading up to the untimely death of "Battling" Jack Murdock, shown here discussing his "boxing" career with the Fixer, while his son, Matt, simultaneously showcases his powers for the reader's benefit. The strong storytelling skills of Bill Everett are on full display here, his twenty-plus years in the industry culminating in the assured pencil-work that ties this incredible page together, while the obvious ink work of Steve Ditko adds a dash of panache to this historical treasure. This is one of the best pieces of Silver Age art from the Jon Berk Collection and we are sure it will see intense competition in this auction.

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DC
CGC VF: 8.0
crm/ow pgs; Sl/Mod (A-2) sm amt ct cvr, pcs added cvr, cvr clnd, cvr & cfld reinforced
RARE! 1st Slam Bradley/Spy by Siegel & Shuster
The Jon Berk Collection
Having practically started the comic book market singlehandedly with the historic New Fun in 1935, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson partnered with Harry Donenfeld in 1937 to again make history with Detective Comics #1, which launched their new publishing venture as well as kick-started the careers of Superman creators, Siegel and Shuster. The crude Yellow Peril cover helped sell the book to the vital pulp market and hinted at the mysterious yarns spun within. Detective Comics #1 was the beginning of a new beast in print media. Printed more than a year before Action Comics #1, and two ahead of Detective #27, this comic set the stage for a new cast of heroes poised to literarily take on the growing threat of Nazism.
Very slight restoration includes cleaning and a small amount of color retouching on the cover to make this copy shine. This is the third-highest-graded copy and they are all restored from here on up.

Overstreet Guide 2016 VF (8.0) value = $98,000.



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DC
CGC F/VF: 7.0
ow/white pgs; Court Case Copy
scarce! 1st Jimmy Olsen; gorilla cvr
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Featuring the very first appearance of Jimmy Olsen, although he is not named in the issue, Jimmy makes his debut as a lowly office clerk and not the photojournalist he is known as today. Readers first see him eavesdropping on Clark Kent in the middle of a conversation with someone claiming to be Superman's manager.
If you take a close look at this copy of Action #6 and Action #7, you will notice a couple of stamps on the covers, as well as the the name "Court Copy" on the CGC label. These are very important markings, which loom large over the history of comicbooks. These two copies were the issues that were actually entered as physical evidence by National Periodicals (DC) in their historical court case against Fox Features Syndicate in their copyright infringement lawsuit surrounding Superman and Wonder Man. It was either by sheer luck or tremendous foresight that these issues still exist, and that they found their way into the hands of Jon Berk, who was the perfect person to safeguard these treasures. True rarities from the very dawn of comicbooks, signaling the first legal challenge in the medium's history, DC has continually had to fight to preserve the rights to the Man of Steel, a struggle that goes on until today. These books are scarce in general, but the provenance behind these two copies make their value nearly immeasurable to true comicbook fanaddicts.

We seldom see a copy of Action Comics #6 this nice, and early Action Comics tend to be extremely scarce in high grade to begin with. Beautiful colors grace the cover's fantastic illustration by Leo E. O'Mealia depicting a menacing gorilla violently looming over a wayward jungle photographer.

Overstreet Guide 2016 F/VF (7.0) value = $16,915.

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