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DC
CGC VF: 8.0
white pgs; Larson Copy
one of the most iconic covers of the Golden Age! 1st app. Joker; 1st app. Catwoman
The Marc Lasry Collection
Bob Kane and Batman co-creator Bill Finger wiped the grime off of Gotham and added a bright, youthful cohort to the Batman mythos. One of the most-famous comics of the Golden Age, featuring one of the most-iconic covers, Batman 1 is the perfect cornerstone for any new Golden Age collector; an accessible, desirable comic that only increases in value and popularity year after year. Featuring not only the first appearance of the infamous and remarkably influential Catwoman, but also of the immortal Joker. This issue marks the dawn of the sociopathic character, whose disturbing and haunting image influences and informs comic baddies to this day. Batman 1 is consistently amongst the top-ten-most-desirable comics in the world, always demanding impressive prices and always a super-hot item in our auctions. As knowledgeable collectors are aware, top-tier keys are becoming more and more difficult to find on the market, as owners know well enough to hold on to these trophies and lock them away for years or sometimes generations.
This copy of Batman 1 hails from the Larson pedigree and provides a momentous opportunity to be a part of its historical lineage of owners. Canary yellows, blistering reds, and midnight blacks scream off the cover. With sharp corners, incredible pages and an overall look that makes one want to shout Holy High Grade Batman!  This is a copy that makes one stand at attention and take notice, simply gorgeous.

Overstreet Guide 2016 VF (8.0) value = $185,000.

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We recently heard from Lamont Larson who is now 89 years old and living in the Midwest. Mr. Larson is amazed that his collection is still so popular to collectors and wanted to let us know his copy of Batman #1 was one of his favorite comics.
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DC
CGC VF/NM: 9.0
white pgs; Solicitation Copy; comes with an extremely rare collection of original promotional documents
origin Wonder Woman; Marston story, H.G. Peter cvr/art
The Marc Lasry Collection
Highest Graded
William Moulton Marston's complex comic creation was a vital addition to the superhero pantheon, a fearless feminist icon, equal parts warrior, diplomat, fetish object, and symbol of empowerment. Wonder Woman is one of the few Golden Age creations whose style and format were dead-on from the start, resulting in a nearly unbroken run of quality throughout the WWII-era. After her auspicious debut in All Star Comics 8, Wonder Woman grabbed her own cover and comic with Sensation Comics, her long running title that proved to be such a break-out success that DC introduced Wonder Woman 1 in the summer of 1942. This issue contains four tales of groundbreaking Golden Age heroine-ism, the first of which re-tells the character's origin story and her introduction to love interest Steve Trevor.

There's been plenty of debate over the quality of some of the recent additions to the DC Cinematic Universe. Everyone but the most jaded of hearts agrees that Gal Gadot's portrayal of Wonder Woman was a knockout. Her star turn has generated buzz in the world of geekdom, which is no easy feat. The upcoming Wonder Woman film is sure to be a sensation, which will further serve to drive the value of this book.


When DC were about to launch their first superheroine, they knew they had something special on their hands. Where previous heroes had been beefy, masculine, adolescent power fantasies created by immigrant artists and hungry young cartoonists, this was something altogether different. Wonder Woman was a deliberately feminist-minded, artfully designed creation from a pop psychologist who was passionate about women's issues. To present this new creation in the best possible light, DC took several unprecedented steps, including debuting the character in two anthology titles nearly simultaneously (All Star 8, then Sensation Comics 1) before launching a solo series for the Amazon Princess; and this extraordinary set of promotional materials, of which this is likely the only copy to survive. Presumably sent to editors at all of the major American weekly and monthly magazines, this pair of press packets for the first two issues were found in the papers of a former editor of Harper's Magazine. The promotional packages show the extent to which DC was determined to make a splash in the mainstream market with the exciting new creation of William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman.

Let's make this perfectly clear: we've never, ever, seen or heard of anything else like this from the early days of comics, making this not only the only example of this set known to exist, but quite possibly the first time a major publisher used modern PR tactics to get their new comic character in front of a mass audience.

Note the contents of the letter sent with issue 2, showing that DC (then All-American) associate editor Alice Marble was obviously succeeding in her goal of making contact and was continuing to have an impact on editors and publishers at major journals, as evidenced in the clipping from the Hartford Courant. Leave alone the fact that these first two issues of Wonder Woman almost never come to market in shape like this -- the historical significance by itself makes owning these copies necessary for any well-heeled Wonder Woman collector or historian. Long undervalued, Golden Age Wonder Woman issues are finally getting the respect due by collectors and investors, and issue 1 has absolutely exploded in value. With the upcoming movie release propelling the character back into the public eye, we expect demand to rise even higher. Combine the demand, the condition, and the historical significance, and this may be one of the most-important comic book lots offered in years.

Comes with an extremely rare collection of original promotional documents sent with Wonder Woman #1 to Harper's Magazine, including: the cover letter to Harper's editorial staff signed by associate editor Alice Marble; a copy of the original press release promoting the first solo issue of the Amazon Princess; a copy of WW creator William Moulton Marsten's Women: Servants For Civilization; and a press-ready photo of Marble perusing the first issue of Wonder Woman, along with a Business Reply Card example used for readers to suggest Wonder Woman of History for the title's text section.

Overstreet Guide 2016 VF/NM (9.0) value = $60,000.

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$151,001
 

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DC
CGC FN+: 6.5
ow/white pgs; small amount of writing on interior cvr with pen
one of the most iconic covers of the Golden Age! 1st app. Joker; 1st app. Catwoman
Bob Kane and Batman co-creator Bill Finger wiped the grime off of Gotham and added a bright, youthful cohort to the Batman mythos. One of the most-famous comics of the Golden Age, featuring one of the most-iconic covers, Batman 1 is the perfect cornerstone for any new Golden Age collector; an accessible, desirable comic that only increases in value and popularity year after year. Featuring not only the first appearance of the infamous and remarkably influential Catwoman, but also of the immortal Joker. This issue marks the dawn of the sociopathic character, whose disturbing and haunting image influences and informs comic baddies to this day. Batman 1 is consistently amongst the top-ten-most-desirable comics in the world, always demanding impressive prices and always a super-hot item in our auctions. As knowledgeable collectors are aware, top-tier keys are becoming more and more difficult to find on the market, as owners know well enough to hold on to these trophies and lock them away for years or sometimes generations.
Batman 1 auctions have consistently encountered furious bidding and record hammer prices. Collectors and investors in the market for a Batman 1, the time is now. With Detective 27s selling for astronomical prices, Batman 1 is one of the few chances a down-to-earth collector can get to own a piece of history. This comic will soon be unaffordable to all but the most aggressive of comic buyers and this copy is one of the nicest on the market today. This Batman 1 has held up well, presenting its bright graphics and iconic central image in all of their four-color glory. Once again we are incredibly proud to be able to offer another copy of this important pop touchstone in our Event Auction, it is guaranteed to be a hot-ticket item.

Overstreet Guide 2016 FN+ (6.5) value = $107,000.

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$87,565
 

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Marvel
CGC VF+: 8.5
white pgs
Kirby cover/art; origin and 1st app. Hulk, Rick Jones, Betty Ross, & General Ross; one of the top five Marvel keys!!
Inspired by Jekyll & Hyde and the Jewish myth of the Golem, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby kept their hot streak running with the big and brutal Hulk. This instantly classic issue preys on Cold War fears of nuclear annihilation and the average American boy's body discomfort and confusion to create one of the most haunting and affecting of hero origins. Initially colored grey in his premier appearance, the lead character was quickly reworked into a big green beast when the primitive four-color printing process mangled the grey color scheme throughout the book, altering the goliath's hue from page to page. The famous cover image still resonates with fans to this day, be it green or grey.

Presented in five parts, this origin story really packs a mean, green punch! After Dr. Bruce Banner becomes exposed to his own invention, the gamma bomb, he undergoes his first transformation into the Hulk. What ensues is a tale of Cold War intrigue involving the interplay between a duo of mutated beings, which packs enough poignancy and torment to make Frankenstein's Monster take notice. This tale struck a chord with readers of the period and The Hulk quickly secured his place at the top of Marvel's popularity pyramid.
No collection is ever complete without this timeless Silver Age masterpiece. High grade Hulks are few and far between, as studious collectors are keenly aware. Metropolis recently sold a CGC 9.2 NM- copy for $375,000, so expect a new record for this sale. Not to mention, our beloved Marvel Cinematic Universe is long overdue for another box-office smashing. Either way, do yourself a favor, put in the finger exercises, work out the Carpal Tunnel, because you're going to need it to win this gamma-powered bidding war!

Overstreet Guide 2016 VF+ (8.5) value = $78,000.

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$65,000
 

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DC
CGC VG+: 4.5
ow/white pgs
classic Batman over castle cover by Bob Kane!; 1st Batplane! (9/39)
Detective issues 27 and 38 may get all the attention, but true Bat-fanatics and Golden Age aficionados know that pre-Robin issues 28 through 37 contain some of the most moody and compelling Batman stories ever published, and some of the most dynamic covers of the pre-war era. This issue is probably the most famous and most difficult to obtain, and became the iconic image of the caped crusader for the Golden Age. Dark, brooding, and classic, this cinematic image more than any other captures the drama and crude power of early Batman, and easily demonstrates why so many Bat-collectors are nearly fetishistic about this brief but fertile period in the character's history. No serious DC Golden Age collection is complete without this masterpiece, which explains the feeding frenzy that ensues on the rare instances that copies make it to market. The Batman tale contained within this book's pages bears the distinction of introducing not only the Batgyro, precursor to the Batplane, but also the famous Batarang, a useful tool still brandished by the Caped Crusader to great effect in the modern day. Batman uses these gadgets in an attempt to rescue his fiancee, Julie Madison, from the Monk, a hooded and robed baddie, who employs hypnosis and gorillas in his nefarious plans!
This copy of Detective 31, with lovely off-white to white pages, may once have been found in mint condition but many, many days have passed since. This book is solid, and the images are bold. Obtaining an unrestored copy of this classic key is undoubtedly on the checklist of any determined collector of DC, Golden Age, or Batman books.

Overstreet Guide 2016 VG+ (4.5) value = $45,000.

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$54,000
 

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DC
CGC No Grade: 0.3 to NM-: 9.2
Contains Ashcan #1 & Highest Graded #2
The story of Double Action 2 is reasonably well-known in collector circles. DC, like many other imprints, would claim copyrights with ashcans and test the market with limited print runs. Publishers, eager to capture a great new title, threw already-printed material into cheap, black-and-white editions and sent a few copies around the office, or in other cases, to barely a handful of newsstands. This was the case with Double Action Comics, and for many years, collectors assumed that the second issue, with a color cover and black-and-white interior, was the only issue of the run. It's not an ashcan in the strict sense of the word as it enjoyed enough of a run to make it to a few magazine racks around the NYC area. As it's not really an official DC title either, Double Action 2 has enjoyed cult status as a charming anomaly, an oddball super-collectible that scarcity hounds would fight over. The Overstreet Guide, since nearly its inception, listed an issue 1, but, seemingly, no one had ever seen it, or, like Bigfoot, it was only seen by a friend of a friend of a friend. Did it really exist? Was it out there, somewhere, lying around someone's office, trapped in DC's files, or was it a hoax, perhaps a misheard rumor, a non-existent whisper, a ghost?

We're thrilled to finally put the rumors to rest with this astonishing find. The elusive, long-thought-lost Double Action 1, offered here as a pairing with an incredibly high-grade copy of Double Action 2. We believe the Double Action 1, likely the rarest of all DC comics, came from the offices of Sol Harrison, one of the longest-serving members of the DC bullpen, who rose from colorist to production manager and finally to president of DC. In the combined 75+ years of experience in our senior staff, none of us, I mean none of us, have ever seen a copy of this incredible document. The rarest of the rare, the absolute pinnacle of any DC Golden Age collection, scarce does not begin to describe this book. Assembled in DC's offices and produced in incredibly low numbers, it's a miracle this copy even survived, but it has, and is in remarkable condition. In addition, the Double Action 2 is one of the two highest-graded copies on the census, making it a vital part of any serious portfolio of high-grade rarities. We can't possibly overemphasize what a rare opportunity this is, and how incredibly scarce these comics are. This chance will not come again. Believe it.

Double Action Comics #1 Notes: off white/white pages; Ashcan; Interior is 9th wrap to 16th wrap of Action #15 (all 3 edges hand-trimmed & assembled at DC Comics Offices) Double Action Comics #2 Notes: white pages - Overstreet Guide 2016 NM- (9.2) value = $28,000.

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$51,006
 

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CGC VG+: 4.5
crm/ow pgs
origin and 1st app. Wonder Woman; one of the scarcest major Golden Age keys!
DC's Big Three were blessed with auspicious beginnings. All Star Comics 8 did for Wonder Woman what Action 1 and Detective 27 did for Superman and Batman. America's Guardian Angel was an instant hit who served as a graphic representative of the women's war effort during WWII, predating Rosie the Riveter by two years. Her origin presented her as the daughter of Hippolyta, who rescued fighter pilot Steve Trevor, whose pursuit of a Nazi spy ended with his crash landing on Paradise Island. Men were forbidden on the island, but, in divining his past, Hippolyta recognized that he was a hero worthy of sacrifice. The Amazons decided to aid the war effort and defeat the evil Nazis, and Diana is ultimately chosen for the assignment. The upside potential of this issue cannot be stressed enough. With Wonder Woman making her latest film appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and with her own film slotted for June 2017, the Maid of Might is poised to inspire a whole new generation of warrior princesses.

Click here to view the interior page of the first appearance!

This copy of All Star Comics 8 is certified VG+ (4.5) with lovely bright colors and cream to off-white pages. Surely to be a highlight of this auction, bid early and bid often, so you don't let this one get away. You will not regret winning this historic comic.

Overstreet Guide 2016 VG+ (4.5) value = $24,750.

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Current Bid
$40,722
 

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DC
CGC G: 2.0
off white pgs; sm amount of dried glue on spine of cvr, cvr & 2 center wraps re-attached with mod amount of tp
one of the most iconic covers of the Golden Age! 1st app. Joker; 1st app. Catwoman
Bob Kane and Batman co-creator Bill Finger wiped the grime off of Gotham and added a bright, youthful cohort to the Batman mythos. One of the most-famous comics of the Golden Age, featuring one of the most-iconic covers, Batman 1 is the perfect cornerstone for any new Golden Age collector; an accessible, desirable comic that only increases in value and popularity year after year. Featuring not only the first appearance of the infamous and remarkably influential Catwoman, but also of the immortal Joker. This issue marks the dawn of the sociopathic character, whose disturbing and haunting image influences and informs comic baddies to this day. Batman 1 is consistently amongst the top-ten-most-desirable comics in the world, always demanding impressive prices and always a super-hot item in our auctions. As knowledgeable collectors are aware, top-tier keys are becoming more and more difficult to find on the market, as owners know well enough to hold on to these trophies and lock them away for years or sometimes generations.
There are very few can't-miss comics and this is one of them. Completely unrestored, this copy will get you more bang for the buck. I don't want to say this is your last chance to get a Batman 1 while its still affordable. But, I don't have a choice. This is your last chance. You'll never go wrong with a Batman 1 in your comic book investment portfolio.

Overstreet Guide 2016 GD (2.0) value = $27,000.

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Current Bid
$39,001
 

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Marvel
CGC NM-: 9.2
off white pgs
Kirby cover/art; origin and 1st app. X-Men; 1st app. Magneto (9/63)
As Stan Lee explained on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, his original title for this comic was "The Mutants" but the editor in chief at the time didn't like the sound of it. Stan, in a stroke of genius, decided to name the team after its founder Professor X, and thus was born the X-Men. A band of outcasts hated and feared by the human world this team book was almost canceled. It was reborn with a cast of new characters in the 70s which made them a household name and a perennial favorite ever since. Everybody can relate to what it is like being on the outside looking in at one point or another in their lives and that is what draws us to the X-Men. With a myriad number of comic-related titles, over five movies made and many more to come the popularity of this title will only increase over time.
This is a gorgeous copy is certainly one of the most-desirable comics in the auction. With very clean, palpable colors, and supple off-white interior pages, it looks like it just came off the newsstand. A great investment for the savvy comic book collector as it is sure to continue its climb in value.

Overstreet Guide 2016 NM- (9.2) value = $46,000.

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Current Bid
$37,500
 

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12/16/2016
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DC
CGC VG: 4.0
off white pgs
origin & 1st app. Robin (Dick Grayson)
One of the most important issues of the Golden Age, Detective #38 premieres the best known sidekick in the history of comics: Robin, the Boy Wonder! Dick Grayson, ward of millionaire Bruce Wayne, aka Batman, lends a hand to the Dark Knight when just one hero won't due. Created in 1940 by the team of Bob Kane, Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson, Robin attracted younger readers and doubled the sales of Batman related comics.
Extremely desirable in any condition, we are positive the winning bidder will be perfectly content when they get their hands on this game-changing comic book.

Overstreet Guide 2016 VG (4.0) value = $16,000.

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$33,500
 

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12/15/2016
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DC
CGC F/VF: 7.0
ow/white pgs
origin & 1st app. Justice Society of America; truly iconic cover, one of the milestones of the Golden Age
The Marc Lasry Collection
Featuring the origin and first appearance of the Justice Society of America, All Star Comics 3 is regarded as one of the most-important comics of all time. The issue ushered in the concept of superhero teams that would eventually lead to the Justice League, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and the Avengers. Ranked sixteenth in Overstreet's Price Guide of Golden Age comics, the book's classic cover by E.E. Hibbard showcases a team roster which includes the Atom, Sandman, Spectre, Flash, Hawkman, Dr. Fate, Green Lantern, and Hour Man.
The colors on this iconic cover are bright and vivid, everything from the yellow background, to the deep blacks and subtle green tones still sparkle after three-quarters of a century. This milestone will not be overlooked, especially in such nice condition, unrestored and dripping with nostalgia. This comic is one of the GA keys that never fails to excite when placed up for auction. If you are a serious collector with knowledge of the history and lore of comicdom, then you will want to make sure you have a copy of this classic in your library.

Overstreet Guide 2016 F/VF (7.0) value = $25,500.

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Current Bid
$31,500
 

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12/12/2016
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DC
CGC VF+: 8.5
ow/white pgs
2nd app. of Batman; Kane, Shuster, Guardineer art
Billy Wright copy
This might be the most undervalued non-key in the Overstreet Guide. Perhaps the cover led collectors astray, not realizing its importance as the second-ever appearance of the Batman. Within, though, Kane and Finger were doggedly building the noirish mythology of their shadowy new hero, easily outshining the Slam Bradley and Fu Manchu features shoring up the rest of the book. By the time this issue roared off stands and into adolescent back pockets, DC was no longer uncertain about the potential of their new creation.
This gorgeous copy originated in the Billy Wright Collection and is a real standout in the auction which is sure to be a jewel in any collection. Fred Guardineer's inimitable illustration is indicative of the title's pre-Batman issues and presents impressively crisp and bright. These four colors have held beautifully through the decades, featuring luscious greens, blues, reds, and yellows, this is a smart collector's copy, for those in-the-know. Although the Caped Crusader does not appear on the cover, other than in the top banner, make no mistake, this is a true landmark issue, and any fan of the Batman's exploits should have this book near the top of their wish list. Keeping that in mind, with the fortunate few writing their copy of issue 27 into their last will and testament, no one should have to wait for collector's kingdom come to get their Bat-phemera fix. Mark your calendars, close the shades, get behind the warm light of your monitor, tablet, or mobile, and bid to win!

Overstreet Guide 2016 VF+ (8.5) value = $45,500.

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Current Bid
$28,001
 

29 Bids 

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Marvel
CGC VF-: 7.5
off white pgs
Kirby cover/art; origin and 1st app. Hulk, Rick Jones, Betty Ross, & General Ross; one of the top five Marvel keys!!
The Marc Lasry Collection
Inspired by Jekyll & Hyde and the Jewish myth of the Golem, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby kept their hot streak running with the big and brutal Hulk. This instantly classic issue preys on Cold War fears of nuclear annihilation and the average American boy's body discomfort and confusion to create one of the most haunting and affecting of hero origins. Initially colored grey in his premier appearance, the lead character was quickly reworked into a big green beast when the primitive four-color printing process mangled the grey color scheme throughout the book, altering the goliath's hue from page to page. The famous cover image still resonates with fans to this day, be it green or grey.

Presented in five parts, this origin story really packs a mean, green punch! After Dr. Bruce Banner becomes exposed to his own invention, the gamma bomb, he undergoes his first transformation into the Hulk. What ensues is a tale of Cold War intrigue involving the interplay between a duo of mutated beings, which packs enough poignancy and torment to make Frankenstein's Monster take notice. This tale struck a chord with readers of the period and The Hulk quickly secured his place at the top of Marvel's popularity pyramid.
ComicConnect recently broke yet another world record for the sale of a Hulk 1, and we are fairly certain that history will once again be made with this exceptional copy of the Green (Grey?) Goliath's origin story. With the continued success of the Avengers franchise, as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe in general, the Hulk's stock has been steadily rising, and as goes the interest, so goes the value. An absolute must have  book for any true Marvel fan, the cover is well-preserved and boasts a strong color palette.

Overstreet Guide 2016 VF- (7.5) value = $36,500.

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CGC VF: 8.0
crm/ow pgs; Mohawk Valley Copy
Swan cvr; origin & 1st app. Brainiac; 1st app. shrunken city of Kandor
The Marc Lasry Collection
The first appearance of Brainiac in issue 242 is notoriously tough to find in nice shape. The cover is awash with rich purples and, with a solid background, all flaws are apparent, not to mention the infamously low-grade paper quality of DC's early Silver Age output. Thus, this 8.0 copy is simply stunning to behold, clean and with few flaws exposed, with eye appeal way beyond its unusually high grade.

Overstreet Guide 2016 VF (8.0) value = $4,000.

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Marvel
CGC FN+: 6.5
off white pgs; sm amount of dried glue on cvr
Kirby cover; Ditko art; origin & 1st app. Spider-Man; 1st Uncle Ben & Aunt May (8/62)
This is the Silver Age equivalent of Action Comics 1: an historic, game-changing key issue that acts as a pivot point from what came before, and what came after. The creation of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, this radical new concept featured a passive, neurotic, everyman hero; an unusually emotionally charged origin story touching on issues of mortality and family tragedy; a worldview grounded solidly in a real, recognizable universe obviously our own; and open-ended storytelling that demanded and rewarded close reading and regular readership. This milestone comic has also proven to be the success story of comics investment, growing rapidly and unstoppably in value and becoming one of the few completely bulletproof investments in recent times. This is THE Silver Age comic.
This is a pretty handsome-looking book, the colors are quite vivid, the reds and yellows are especially vibrant. We cannot stress enough the continued rise of this book in the lore of comic book legend. If incredibly awesome investment comic books are on your radar, we are pleased to offer you this opportunity to acquire a book that most fans can only dream of, but sometimes dreams really can come true.

Overstreet Guide 2016 FN+ (6.5) value = $33,000.

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Timely
CGC F/VF: 7.0
crm/ow pgs, Sl(P) sm amt ct, glue on spine of cvr, edge trimmed
Kirby & Simon cvr/art; origin & 1st app. Captain America, Bucky, & Red Skull; classic Hitler cvr!
We've said it before, but it bears repeating that the popularity of characters such as Captain America and the willingness of comic writers and artists to confront the Axis threat went a long way toward mobilizing a heretofore isolationist American populace in the long, dark days of the late 30s and early 40s. While many other art forms desperately avoided or ignored the ugly truth of Europe's rapid slide into fascism and Nazism in an obvious attempt to protect their own financial interests overseas, the almost entirely US-based comics business, staffed and developed largely by fugitives from those same wartime horrors, boldly waved the flag of freedom, most notably in this instant classic. Readers immediately fell in love with this gutsy, gleefully aggressive new hero, who wore his allegiance on his sleeve (well, his forehead, at any rate) and made his intent powerfully clear by taking aim directly at the mustachioed puss of the Fuhrer himself. In these pre-Pearl Harbor days, such an image was simply incendiary, and copies flew off shelves almost immediately, leading to a nearly 75 year run as the preeminent symbol of American heroism.

The premieres of the Captain America and Avengers movies have catapulted Captain America's popularity into the stratosphere. His star is on the rise. The demand for Captain America Comics 1 has grown exponentially over the last two years. Records are constantly being set and broken. With two more Cap and Avengers movies scheduled the demand will grow and grow.

This copy has participated in a minor restoration regimen which has helped preserve this gem for years to come. The red, white, and blue of Cap's uniform are as bright as ever, and the majority of the cover is unblemished. This is a handsome example of a sought-after Golden Age key, one which will start patriotic hearts a-fluttering as they take a shot at owning one of the more-memorable comic books of all time.

Overstreet Guide 2016 F/VF (7.0) value = $87,000.

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Fawcett
CGC FA: 1.0
crm/ow pgs; spn split, reatt w/tape
#2 (#1); C.C. Beck cover/art; origin & 1st app. Captain Marvel
It's hard to imagine now, but for about a decade, Superman's most fearsome nemesis was not Lex Luthor or the Toyman, but the Big Red Cheese, Captain Marvel. His colossal popularity and mammoth sales eclipsed even the Man of Steel's as he moved as many as 5 million copies per issue. DC (then National Periodical) gathered an army of lawyers to pummel Fawcett mercilessly and eventually drove them out of the funny book business when sales began to lag as court costs skyrocketed. It's no surprise that DC would raise an eyebrow at the Captain, when you see the obviously Action 1-inspired cover of this first appearance. It's in the pages within, however, that C.C. Beck and Billy Parker put their own immortal spin on the new superhero mythology. Young orphan, Billy Batson, gave the story an unexpected poignancy. The moody, mysterious origin tale, involving lost caves, ancient Gods, and atmospheric visuals, set this series apart from all others of the day. Rich and detailed, instantly appealing, and perfectly tailored to its troubled times, Fawcett's family of Marvels remains a literary triumph and comics milestone.
An important piece of Americana in any condition, this copy will suit bidders with a limited budget and a taste for key books.

Overstreet Guide 2016 GD (2.0) value = $15,000.

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CGC VG-: 3.5
ow/white pgs; tape, int cvr & cf
1st app. Dr. Death; 2nd Batman cover
The dark castle, the night gloom, the dark cape, the evil scientist -- the influence of pre-code horror cinema on Bob Kane's nocturnal creation is nowhere more evident than on this classic and painfully rare cover, one of the pre-Robin Detective issues over which Bat-collectors drool. You haven't really experienced the crude power of these early Bat-books until you've seen them in their original pulpy glory, and this second-ever cover appearance by the Batman is still hugely powerful to this day. The story therein pits the Caped Crusader against Dr. Karl Hellfern, aka Doctor Death, who, like all great villains, intends to take over the world, but first, must rid himself of that meddling Batman, which leads to an action-packed tale of mayhem. It's well documented that once Batman received his own title the stories became quite a bit more tame than the ones depicted in early Detective Comics. This issue is no exception as Batman painfully takes a bullet to the shoulder in this tale. How's that for gritty?
There is virtually no discernible down-side to owning an early Batman Detective comic, constantly growing in value, and never, ever going out of style. In our opinion, there's very few cooler Golden Age covers than this one. The elements are all in place, the colors are strong for a book in this condition, plus Detective 29 is the third-ever appearance of the Dark Knight. This copy also comes in at a price point that opens up bidding to a greater cross-section of our customers. This is simply one of the best early Batman books around.

Overstreet Guide 2016 VG- (3.5) value = $19,250.

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DC
CGC F/VF: 7.0
white pgs; (C) spine split sealed to cvr, cvr cleaned, cvr reinforced
Joe Shuster cover/art; 2nd Superman cover! rare in any grade (12/38)
The Marc Lasry 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.
behold through the years. The pulpy, bare-bones cover illustration serves to perfectly highlight the color scheme on this landmark issue. The man-handled criminal dressed in his emerald-green plaid suit, a style that typified the garish gangster of the period, and one which vibrantly juxtaposes with Superman's triumphant, red-and-blue Kryptonian togs.
The work done to conserve this comic book and keep it as true to its original state for future generations is noteworthy, as Father Time has shown little favor to the majority of early Actions. Kal-El acolytes everywhere will be clamoring to get their hands on this classic specimen of Super-ephemera, Superphilia  as we like to call it, which by any name is a true gem of the Golden Age. Set your phasers to maximum bid, because this will be a fire fight!

Overstreet Guide 2016 F/VF (7.0) value = $112,500.

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DC
CGC FN: 6.0
ow/white pgs
Bob Kane cvr/art; Joe Shuster, Fred Guardineer art, last Batman solo issue
The Marc Lasry Collection
This comic would be the last time the Batman would fight crime as a solo act in Detective Comics as he was to be accompanied by his trusty sidekick, Robin, in an effort to appeal to readers of a younger demographic. While this is not the last pulpy, moody, dark Detective cover, it represents a shift in the tone and demeanor of the early, dangerous, lone-wolf vigilante, which is only one reason Batmaniacs should be chomping at the bit to get their hands on this copy.


Overstreet Guide 2016 FN (6.0) value = $8,400.

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DC
FN: 6.0 to VF+: 8.5
from the Jerry Bails Collection, this set of three bound volumes was purchased from Gardner Fox in 1959
includes issues 1-24, 33-38 plus Comic Cavalcade 19- 24
includes the original check (endorsed and cashed by Fox), and two stats featuring the JSA.


In many ways the father of comic-book fandom, Jerry Bails, was among the first collectors to treat comics as an American art form, rather than disposable trifles. If not for his tireless efforts, the comic market might not exist. Among his very first attempts to preserve the American comic tradition was this remarkable artifact, a set of bound volumes of most of the early All Star Comics, along with some rare Comic Cavalcade issues, direct from the files of DC legend Gardner Fox. These were Fox's personal bound volumes, which Bails bought from him in 1959, which have been in the Bails archives until now. Many of these issues are extremely rare in any condition, and their provenance and history, in terms of both comics and fandom, are unparalleled. We are deeply honored to present these volumes to the collecting community, along with the original check bearing Fox's endorsement. A truly classic run of Golden Age comics, including the first appearance of Wonder Woman (All Star 8), direct from the creator of some of the Golden Age's finest moments, and preserved by the first major figure of comic book fandom.
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DC
CGC VG/F: 5.0
crm/ow pgs
origin Wonder Woman; Marston story, H.G. Peter cvr/art
William Moulton Marston's complex comic creation was a vital addition to the superhero pantheon, a fearless feminist icon, equal parts warrior, diplomat, fetish object, and symbol of empowerment. Wonder Woman is one of the few Golden Age creations whose style and format were dead-on from the start, resulting in a nearly unbroken run of quality throughout the WWII-era. After her auspicious debut in All Star Comics 8, Wonder Woman grabbed her own cover and comic with Sensation Comics, her long running title that proved to be such a break-out success that DC introduced Wonder Woman 1 in the summer of 1942. This issue contains four tales of groundbreaking Golden Age heroine-ism, the first of which re-tells the character's origin story and her introduction to love interest Steve Trevor.

There's been plenty of debate over the quality of some of the recent additions to the DC Cinematic Universe. Everyone but the most jaded of hearts agrees that Gal Gadot's portrayal of Wonder Woman was a knockout. Her star turn has generated buzz in the world of geekdom, which is no easy feat. The upcoming Wonder Woman film is sure to be a sensation, which will further serve to drive the value of this book.
Certified by CGC VG/F 5.0, a grade which opens up the bidding to a larger swath of our clients, this is an amazonium-clad investment opportunity for fans of Golden Age action or modern day Hollywood. The central image is bright and clean and the colors are clear and strong, an impressive looking mid-grade copy of a classic key.

Overstreet Guide 2016 VG/F (5.0) value = $12,500.

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Marvel
CGC FN-: 5.5
off white pgs
Kirby cover; Ditko art; origin & 1st app. Spider-Man; 1st Uncle Ben & Aunt May (8/62)
This is the Silver Age equivalent of Action Comics 1: an historic, game-changing key issue that acts as a pivot point from what came before, and what came after. The creation of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, this radical new concept featured a passive, neurotic, everyman hero; an unusually emotionally charged origin story touching on issues of mortality and family tragedy; a worldview grounded solidly in a real, recognizable universe obviously our own; and open-ended storytelling that demanded and rewarded close reading and regular readership. This milestone comic has also proven to be the success story of comics investment, growing rapidly and unstoppably in value and becoming one of the few completely bulletproof investments in recent times. This is THE Silver Age comic.
One wonders if Jack Kirby knew, as he was illustrating the cover to this issue, that he was creating an image that would become synonymous with comic books and would go on to be etched in the collective consciousness of people across the globe. Amazing Fantasy 15 transcends the simple trappings of the comic book and stands today as a piece of art, and of history, and, at any grade, it will remain one of the true bedrocks of the industry as long as comics exist.

Overstreet Guide 2016 FN- (5.5) value = $19,250.

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Timely
VG/F: 5.0
cream pgs; missing 3 pgs; comes w/ printed copies of pages (NOT a xerox); Does Not Affect Sub-Mariner Story; resto includes spine reinforcement & pgs deacidified
Overstreet Copy
In 1974, the estate of Lloyd Jacquet, founder of publisher Funnies Inc, was liquidated, and among other mysteries, collectors learned of a comic in his files heretofore unknown: Motion Picture Funnies Weekly 1, an odd comic with black-and-white interiors and a mishmash of stories. One of the tales in the book, startlingly, was the origin of Sub-Mariner from Marvel Comics 1, shorter and in black and white, but unmistakably the real deal. Dated to 1939 but with no month listed, this book appears to contain the first appearance of Timely's first superhero. While only released as a test book in limited markets and barely distributed, this issue is a vital link between the early days of strip reprints and the adventure-centric issues soon to swamp newsstands. Painfully few copies have survived of this important comic, out of a print run that was extremely small to begin with, making this a true scarcity.
This copy comes directly from the files of Bob Overstreet who created the price guide still in use as the industry bible, and is the first we've offered in twenty years. Motion Pictures Funnies Weekly is an insanely rare, extremely important piece of Marvel history that any devout collector will treasure.

Overstreet Guide 2016 VG/F (5.0) value = $12,500.

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DC
CGC NM: 9.4
white pgs; Solicitation Copy; Alice Marble letter to Harpers Magazine and editorial clipping from The Haper Courant included
1st app. Mars; scarce!
The Marc Lasry Collection
Highest Graded
William Moulton Marston created the female answer to Superman in his timeless heroine, Wonder Woman.


When DC were about to launch their first superheroine, they knew they had something special on their hands. Where previous heroes had been beefy, masculine, adolescent power fantasies created by immigrant artists and hungry young cartoonists, this was something altogether different. Wonder Woman was a deliberately feminist-minded, artfully designed creation from a pop psychologist who was passionate about women's issues. To present this new creation in the best possible light, DC took several unprecedented steps, including debuting the character in two anthology titles nearly simultaneously (All Star 8, then Sensation Comics 1) before launching a solo series for the Amazon Princess; and this extraordinary set of promotional materials, of which this is likely the only copy to survive. Presumably sent to editors at all of the major American weekly and monthly magazines, this pair of press packets for the first two issues were found in the papers of a former editor of Harper's Magazine. The promotional packages show the extent to which DC was determined to make a splash in the mainstream market with the exciting new creation of William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman.

Let's make this perfectly clear: we've never, ever, seen or heard of anything else like this from the early days of comics, making this not only the only example of this set known to exist, but quite possibly the first time a major publisher used modern PR tactics to get their new comic character in front of a mass audience.

Note the contents of the letter sent with issue 2( "B" image ), showing that DC (then All-American) associate editor Alice Marble was obviously succeeding in her goal of making contact and was continuing to have an impact on editors and publishers at major journals, as evidenced in the clipping from the Hartford Courant. Leave alone the fact that these first two issues of Wonder Woman almost never come to market in shape like this -- the historical significance by itself makes owning these copies necessary for any well-heeled Wonder Woman collector or historian. Long undervalued, Golden Age Wonder Woman issues are finally getting the respect due by collectors and investors, and issue 1 has absolutely exploded in value. With the upcoming movie release propelling the character back into the public eye, we expect demand to rise even higher. Combine the demand, the condition, and the historical significance, and this may be one of the most-important comic book lots offered in years.

Overstreet Guide 2016 NM- (9.2) value = $9,500.

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