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Apex Novelties
PGX NM-: 9.2
off white pgs
Crumb & Wilson art
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MLJ
CGC G/VG: 3.0
crm/ow pgs
classic Biro bondage cvr
Women in bondage! Green skinned villains! Bad guys swinging axes! Heroes bursting through walls! Charles Biro illustrated some of the best covers of the Golden Age! Action packed and stunning! This Zip Comics 8 looks fantastic with bold colors jumping off the page, white pages, and features Steel Sterling - Man of Steel! Was he "Man of Steel" before Superman earned the title? Yup!
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MLJ
CBCS FN-: 5.5
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classic Biro headless brains bondage cvr (not in any particular order)
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MLJ
CGC VG+: 4.5
ow/white pgs
rare! 1st Inferno, the Flame Breather (1/41)
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MLJ
CGC VF/NM: 9.0
ow/white pgs; second highest 1 of 1!
Charles Biro cvr/art
A fiery cover with explosive imagery (ugh sorry about that) caps off yet another action-filled entry in MLJ's flagship hero anthology. At this time, the glories of Wilbur and especially Archie were not yet on the horizon, and MLJ's sturdy stable of brute-force actioners was holding their own on the newsstands, with all the crude vigor and naive charm that endears this period to comics historians.
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MLJ
CGC G: 2.0
off white pgs; cvr dtchd, tp on int cvr
Scarce! Biro bondage cover (3/41)
Excuse me sir may I have this dance? Oh thank you. Yes, I know there's an available lady down there, but she seems tied up at the moment and you seem like such an intersting chap. Please hold still while I punch your teeth down your throat. By the way, Biro cover, like you couldn't tell. They don't make them like this anymore, and, unlike most things they don't make anymore, the world would be a better place if they still made covers like this. Because they are awesome.
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MLJ
CGC FN-: 5.5
off white pgs
RARE! Attractive woman in electric chair cvr w/ Steel Sterling punching a fire breathing lizard man! Oh man this is one of the coolest covers EVER!
So they say that MLJ and other minor publishers had to really push to be seen in a market dominated by Superman and Captain Marvel, so let's see what the cover of Zip 13 is... OH. oh my. Well. Uh. Okay. There's Steel Sterling punching a dragon man. Which. Okay. Then, there's that lady who is -- OH MY. Tied to an electric chair in a nightgown. Well. If I saw this on the newsstand in April of 1941, I would buy the heck out of this. Never mind, I'd buy this NOW. (Oh, Biro cover, you say? Well, that explains everything.)
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MLJ
CGC G/VG: 3.0
crm/ow pgs
classic Biro bondage cover; so rare
Another great Biro bondage cover, with firebreathing lizard men and a Poe-like twist of torture, featuring our manly hero, Steel Sterling, bounding once again to the rescue. Nice to see the bad guy taking a relaxing break in his high chair, too, letting his wrinkly henchman do all the heavy lifting. Before long, these more generalized action covers would be subsumed by WWII patriotism, and it's interesting to see just how crazy pre-war covers and interiors got before the war effort snapped everyone into some semblance of order.
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MLJ
CGC FN-: 5.5
ow/white pgs
Classic "Spider-Man" cover
Is this where Peter Parker would have ended up had he fallen into the hands of Charles "Crazy Cover King" Biro? Maybe, maybe not. All we know is that this cover is yet another in the Zip series' seemingly indefatigable string of imposingly crazed, electric cover images. Boasting much of the classic stable of MLJ heroes, this is another great issue of strenuous action lunacy.
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MLJ
CGC FA: 1.0
crm/ow pgs; spn of cvr completely splt & cvr dtchd, pc re-attchd to cvr w/tp
Scarce!
Our hero swings into action in this typically kinetic Biro cover, featuring fiery foes and a damsel in distress. MLJ's success lay in attracting readers with punchy imagery and exciting storytelling, and this is a fine example of the kind of straightforward yet surrealistic imagery that made them popular with readers looking for something out of the ordinary.
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MLJ
CGC G+: 2.5
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classy woman in bondage being cooked alive cover by Biro; A CLASSIC
When you mention Charles Biro to people who may not know much about Golden Age comics, and try to describe the kind of overwrought, insane, feverishly entertaining covers he would create to entice buyers, you should really just give up and show them covers like this. This is one of the two or three most infamous and notorious covers of the Golden Age hero period, and when you see it in person, it blows the mind. This is also the last appearance of the Scarlet Avenger in this issue, but, more importantly, wow, that cover.
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$260
 

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MLJ
CGC G-: 1.8
sl brttl pgs, cvr dtchd
Irv Novick cvr/art; 1st app. of Wilbur
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MLJ
CGC VG/F: 5.0
off white pgs; tp on int cvr
scarce; second Wilbur
Note the blurb on the cover -- while the imagery presented here is another gloriously weird Biro action splash, MLJ wisely (and rather aggressively) pushes their new attraction, Wilbur, who, with only his second-ever appearance, is already obviously popular enough that they rush a hastily prepped promo button onto their existing cover. Interesting. Couple that with the expected action/weirdie shenanigans and readers were guaranteed their dime's worth of blockbuster entertainment.
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$299
 

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MLJ
CGC G/VG: 3.0
crm/ow pgs; Sl(C-1) tr sl cvr, spne splt sld cvr
Hitler Cover! 1st Black Jack! Rare!
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$240
 

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MLJ
CGC F/VF: 7.0
ow/white pgs
Nazi gas chamber cover
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MLJ
CGC FN: 6.0
ow/white pgs; (C) 3 center wraps reinf, stpls rplcd
classic nazi Skeleton cvr
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MLJ
CBCS VF: 8.0
ow/white pgs; second highest!
Scarce! Nazi cover
War is on, Nazis are the international bad guys, and the comics industry is gearing up to support the boys overseas, as is evidenced by this patriotic cover from MLJ's flagship hero book. Candidly, one wonders whether this was a more generic cover at one point -- it feels like the war imagery is an afterthought, and the Nazi spy is just a hastily redrawn Random Thug #32. The crudely added lettering on the dock just makes this even more suspect. Does the original art to this cover still exist? Likely not, but if it did, it would answer the question.
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$410
 

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MLJ
CBCS FA/GD: 1.5
ow pgs; 5 pcs tp on cvr; 5 pcs tp on int cover; 1 pc tp on 1st pg
Scarce! Nazi cover
War is on, Nazis are the international bad guys, and the comics industry is gearing up to support the boys overseas, as is evidenced by this patriotic cover from MLJ's flagship hero book. Candidly, one wonders whether this was a more generic cover at one point -- it feels like the war imagery is an afterthought, and the Nazi spy is just a hastily redrawn Random Thug #32. The crudely added lettering on the dock just makes this even more suspect. Does the original art to this cover still exist? Likely not, but if it did, it would answer the question.
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$128
 

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MLJ
CGC FN+: 6.5
ow/white pgs
Irv Novick bondage cover; RARE (3/42)
One of the rarest of all Zip issues. Irv Novick takes cover duties for this interesting experiment in layout, a sweaty, jumpy action-packed image featuring a yellow peril theme that was popular in the pulp period and became hot again post-Pearl Harbor. The cover features both Steel Sterling, Zip cover boy for quite some time, and Black Jack, a character that never quite took off and is largely forgotten, despite an arresting look and easily remembered visual style.
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MLJ
CGC G+: 2.5
ow/white pgs; cvr dtchd
Irv Novick bondage cover; RARE (3/42)
One of the rarest of all Zip issues. Irv Novick takes cover duties for this interesting experiment in layout, a sweaty, jumpy action-packed image featuring a yellow peril theme that was popular in the pulp period and became hot again post-Pearl Harbor. The cover features both Steel Sterling, Zip cover boy for quite some time, and Black Jack, a character that never quite took off and is largely forgotten, despite an arresting look and easily remembered visual style.
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MLJ
CGC VF+: 8.5
off white pgs; second highest 1 of 1!
Irv Novick graveyard cover, Last Nevada Jones; RARE ISSUE (4/42)
Rockford Copy
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MLJ
CGC G-: 1.8
off white pgs
scarce; Hitler, Tojo, Mussolini cvr
WWII covers are extremely popular with Golden Age collectors, especially when they feature the three main villains of wartime propaganda, Hitler, Tojo, and Mussolini. This extremely scarce and little-known rarity features all three, and is one of the most striking and underappreciated of all wartime comic covers. The nightmarish imagery, the vertiginous composition, the aggressive colors, all make for an unforgettable cover. This issue is also notable for the first appearance of cult favorite the Black Witch. One of the scarcest of all later Zip issues.
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MLJ
CGC FA: 1.0
crm/ow pgs; spn cvr complete splt & cvr dtchd
first app the Web; WWII racist cover; SCARCE!!!
The first appearance of one of MLJ's best -remembered creations, The Web, capped off with a typically grandiose wartime propaganda cover. By this time, MLJ had their formula locked in stone, and their artists and storytellers were firing on all cylinders, turning in rapid-fire, energetic hero comics that continue to delight and entertain.
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MLJ
CGC FN+: 6.5
ow/white pgs
scarce! WWII bondage cover
Another rare Zip WWII cover, gracing a very rare key issue boasting the origin of the Web, one of the few MLJ creations to enjoy a reasonable career beyond the Golden Age. The gruesome and aggressive cover imagery was typical of wartime covers from the minor-league publishers -- one can see here why so many collectors drool over these raw and kinetic propaganda covers. Facing off against the big boys like DC, Timely, and Fawcett, the minors simply had to try harder, and their amazing work still excites to this day.
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MLJ
CGC G+: 2.5
crm/ow pgs; tp on cvr & int cvr
Bob Montana Nazi/Japanese WW II cvr; Irv Novick art
WWII covers don't come much more puncherrific than this, a typically grandiose and aggressive Biro cover featuring both Steel Sterling and the Web taking the fight to the enemy as only they can. Comics fans will note the work of journeyman craftsman Irv Novick, who famously altered his malleable but still recognizable style to suit the longterm trends of the industry, most notably aping the DC Andru/Infantino-esque house style for Wonder Woman and Blackhawks during the gogo check period, then most famously taking cues from Adams and Giordano and bringing moody yet realistic elegance to 1970s Batman.
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